CreativeLIVE’s Creator Pass for $199 [limited time]

January is the New Year Resolutions month. February is the month most of them die a quiet and a unglorified death… But IF you want to resurrect your “learning” New Year Resolution, for a limited time, thanks to an in-cart discount [no coupon code needed], CreativeLIVE is offering your first year of their Creator Pass for $199 for the first year. This is a 1-year prepaid subscription to almost all the classes they offer. There are some exceptions and restrictions however. The excluded classes are listed in the Exclusions page

If you prefer to sample classes with a closed wallet, you can stream for FREE the following classes on the following days as shown at their On-AIR page. A variety of topics are scheduled from the world of photography and other creative subjects, along with meta topics for creatives [eg, business, marketing etc as it pertains to creative …creations]…

Adorama mid-winter clearance sale [also Refurbished and Open-Box sales]

Adorama is now running a mid-Winter Clearance sale because winter is here but a dream of spring is nowhere on the horizon πŸ˜‰ Over 800 products are participating in the sale, which you can filter using the options on the left hand side and you can sort using the options on the main column (eg sort by price).

For fans of The Refurbished [a good name for a low-fi indie hipster band?], they have refreshed their refurbished sale with over 130 options, a third of which are Nikon cameras and lenses…

If you, just like cats, are a big fan of open boxes, they have also refreshed their open-box sale with over 5300 products available. You can use the various options on the left hand side to filter things by topics or brands of interest because it will take quite a while to go through 5300+ individual listings πŸ™‚

EU: [SDXC]: 128GB Ultra for 20e, 64GB Extreme for 16e, [microSDXC]: 128GB Samsung for 23e

Another wave of price drops in name-brand memory card prices at Amazon Germany, with the following low prices as of the time of writing:

+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC for 16 euro

+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC for 20 euro

+ 128GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for 23 euro

+ the above three have a limit of up to five cards of each option per shopping cart

With more memory cards added to the arsenal, more memory card readers are not a bad idea, this USB-mountable Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 card reader is back down to 7 euro in the black color scheme. It has two dedicated slots, one for SD* and one for microSD*…

Walgreens Photo: 50% off Everything, 60% off select Frames [also Volume Coupons]

With Valentine’s in the rear view mirror, and Moms, Dads and Grads further ahead in the future, Walgreens Photo is tempting photo-printers with some solid coupon offerings for the week of February 24 in 2019:

+ coupon ALLTHEPIX50 is 50% off Everything Photo is

+ coupon 2POSTERS is 60% off two (or more) Posters and Enlargements

+ coupon 2BOOKS is 60% off two (or more) Custom Photo Books

The above are good until Saturday at 11:59pm central time…

But there’s also a flash 2-day 60% off coupon until FEB-25 at 11:59pm central time, coupon code BESTDECOR60 gets you 60% off Canvas and Floating Frames

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as usual…

Sunday dailies: DSLR Parka, Morphie, 512GB PNY, Etc

Sunday has arrived at the B&H Photo dailies with a modest quartet of offerings:

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40

+ Morphie 20100mAh Encore Plus 20K Portable Power Bank with Built-In Micro USB Cables AND either USB-C or Lightning (two options) for $30 each

+ also microphone suspension crane and PDF software package

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies you can ride the PoNY for $150, that’s their 512GB Elite microSDXC memory card (V30, UHS-I, U1, C10),.. It has one customer review at Best Buy, an unhappy one that did not work with the Galaxy Note but you can find more reviews when you filter for this model [there are 13 of them, and they say the formatted capacity is under 480GB] at amazon.com, which, as of the time of writing, has not price-matched it ~ it goes for $200 at Bezoslandia…

Multi-Year Sale at DiscountMags (four on-topic options)

Another weekend is upon us and the theme of this weekend’s sale at DiscountMAGs is a Multi-Year Sale, you get the best price if you sign up for a 3-year subscription (new sub, or renewal or gift for other people). OF camera and photo interest there are four options:

+ Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $13 each for the 3-year duration (that’s $4.33 per magazine per year)

+ Digital Photo PRO for $22 for the 3-year duration ($7.33 per year)

+ VideoMAKER for $19 for the 3-year duration ($6.33 per year)

You can also sign up for 2-year or 1-year terms but the per-year price is slightly higher.

AS usual, these are printed magazines delivered to USA addresses only. They do not auto-renew like Amazon does.

Wedding photography classes sale at C-LIVE

It’s never too late to be preparing for wedding photography season, since rumor has it people get married all around the year πŸ˜‰ Which brings us to the latest Creative LIVE sale, it is a Wedding Photography sale with the discount amounts varying by class. The price you see is the price you pay.

The sale includes classes from well-known photographers like Lindsay Adler, Robert Lim, Jasmin Star, Jirsa, Cincota and more. Topics cover most aspects of wedding photography but they also have more all-around classes like a “Bootcamp” and a “30 Days” class. There are many classes there, so many there are TWO pages of search results at the aforelinked page.

Speaking of weddings, the 2019 WPPI trade show tips off on February 25 in Las Vegas. Check the trade show calendar for the planned 2019 action…

I am too working on a wedding photography class, it’s a very niche topic but something I believe no one has paid attention to, “Wedding Photography with WebCams for couples married by an internet priest” πŸ™‚

KEH coupon: 15% off select Canon and Nikon gear

It’s CaNiKoN time at KEH Camera! Coupon code CN2A gets you 15% off select Canon and Nikon camera gear over there. The coupon expires Sunday FEB-24-2019 at 11:59pm ET…

The usual exclusions apply: the coupon cannot be used on NEW items, not on “Used – Like New”… As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies and you can test the coupon in their shopping cart without signing-up or logging-in…

You can use the various options at the aforelinked page to sort products in different ways or filter them by type ~ eg if you are a Canon fan and you get physically sick at the sight of Nikon products ~ or vice versa ^_^

Used Nikon D610 body for $609, Manuf Refurb for $899

On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon 35mm FF DSLR under $1000, Adorama is also offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $899 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… The new condition goes for $1500 at the moment…

OR at the other end of the price spectrum, the D610 body only goes for $609 in USED condition at Adorama… It comes with a 90-day Adorama warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee…

So you have a trade-off here of $300 and manufacturer versus seller warranty…

Refurb Nikon Df with 50/1.8G SE for $1700

It’s full frame time of the refurbished kind. Adorama is offering the Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special Edition for $1700 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This is the same price as the refurb body only… The more things change, the more they stay the same, a full frame camera with a 50mm normal prime, just like in the good old film days πŸ™‚

Kodak AZ652 superzoom (65X OIS, RAW) for $300

Adorama does not have conventional daily deals but on occasion they have “snapshot deals” which are limited time offers… One such offer running right now is the new condition Kodak AZ652 superzoom going for $300 with free US shipping… This has a 65x optical zoom with OIS (24-1560mm EQ, f2.9-6.7), 5fps, RAW but on a 1/2.3″ backlit CMOS, flip-out LCD, 1cm macro, EVF, Wifi, 400 CIPA, 21oz body-only, etc.

PS: for our younger viewers, Kodak is not a company created by the famous rapper to sell merchandise. It is an older company, based in upper New York state. The name though for camera marketing purposes is owned by one of the brand-remilking companies, not by the OG Kodak, and still not by the rapper Kodak πŸ˜‰

Friday: Sandisk microSD*, Corel, Alienware, Etc

Of the fRiday deals du jour, at Best Buy they have the following potentially interesting:

+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra PLUS for $50
+ 64GB for $15

+ Corel VidoeStudio Ultimate 2018 Windoze for $30

+ Alienware Aurora Desktop for $1450
+ with i7, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1070, 1TB HDD + Optane, etc

Meanwhile at Amazon Chermany there’s a 1-yahre Microsoft Office 365 subscription for up to six persons for 55 euro-dollars, or euros in short πŸ™‚ The subscription comes with 1TB in OneDrive as well, so depending on your cloud storage needs, this might be beneficial even if you don’t need Office 365 that much. Six persons = six accounts = up to 6TB of OneDrive. But note that this 1TB is only while you are a paying subscriber…

Weekend (B&H): Sirui Bag, AirSelfie selfies drone, Etc

Breakfast at Tiffany’s and weekend at B&H Photo where as usual their Friday dailies run until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern (instead of the usual 24 hours) as follows:

+ Sirui MyStory 15 Camera Bag Version 1 for $50 in two color scheme options

+ AIRSELFIE AirSelfie2 Portable Camera Drone with Power Bank for $180
= because why do all the work of taking the selfies yourself when you can have an Air Roomba follow you around? πŸ™‚

+ ROGUE PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster for $10
= also looks like a faux-megaphone

+ AURAY PBS-TS Wooden Piano Bench with Adjustable Height for up to 2 People for $100

Coming Next Week at Woot: Woot-OFF, Prime-only deals, etc

Starting Sunday February 24 in 2019, Woot is planning the following promotions:

+ another Woot-OFF ~ does not say which day(s)
+++ UPDATE: the Woot-OFF is gonna be Tuesday FEB-26-2019

+ Prime member only daily deals

+ and of course, another “bag of crap” sale

Thur: Benro Tripod kit, 13.3″ MacBook AIR, Etc

Thursday has arrived at the B&H Photo dailies with this group:

+ BENRO A373T Series 3 AL Video Tripod & S6 Head Kit for $179

+ 13.3″ MacBook Air (Mid 2017, Silver) for $999
+ 2.2 GHz i7 Dual-Core, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 512GB SSD [nom, nom!], HD Graphics 6000, 13.3″ glossy 1440 x 900 [not so nom-nom!]

+ also on sale a $50 mic and a $35 sports bluetooth

UPDATE: elsewhere, it’s a first generation Surface Laptop for $850 at the Best Buy dailies, while at the Woot dailies they have iPad PRO tablets (2017 model year), an SSD Ultrabook, and a 65″ Samsung TV among others…

Wedn: Toshiba HDDs, 64GB Samsung microSDXC for $10, Etc

The Wednesday Amazon Gold Box daily deals are headlined by a Storage and Networking sale that includes:

+ 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $10 (the green one; as many as you want)

+ 64GB Kingston Canvas React microSDXC for $12
+ 128GB for $25

+ various Toshiba internal and external hard drives including 1TB Canvio Advance for $40, 2TB for $56; also 5TB desktop/gaming 7200rpm HDD for $100, 8TB for $159 and more

+ also Seagate internal hard drives and QNAP multi-bay performance NAS ($1799 to $2199)

On the networking front, they have options from NetGear, TrendNET, TP-Link, ARRIS, and ASUS

Also on sale are LAUNCH auto diagnostic tools and a Dyson Animal…

Wedn: Paintshop PRO 2019 Ultimate for $40

One of the Wednesday Best Buy daily deals is the Windows version of the Paintshop PRO 2019 Ultimate software going for $40.

AS of the time of writing, Amazon has not price-matched it…

Meanwhile at the Woot website, “Electronics” features refurbished Pixel 3 smartphones (unlocked Verizon) for $550 to $600 (XL) with a 90-day Woot warranty… At “Computers”, it’s the refurbished Surface PRO 3 tablet bundle for $500 (12″, i5, 8GB, 256GB, Type Cover 3, 3rd-party Pen, 3rd party power supply, 90-day Woot warranty). There are many Surface models out nowadays, it’s a headache sorting things out if you are not intimately familiar with them, especially when you start factoring in the prices of accessories (covers, keyboards, pens, mice, cats, etc) and condition (new, open-box, manufacturer refurbished, 3rd-party refurbished, used, etc).

Ends Wedn PM: YMMV: 6% to 8% eBay Bonus Bucks on $25+

If you are participating in eBay Bucks, check your emails/messages for a new offer to manually opt-in to that runs until FEB-20-2019 at 11:59pm pacific time. With this offer you get 8% back in eBay Bucks on $25+ or 6% under $25. You must first opt-in to the offer, if you have been targeted for it. And you must be a member in the free to join eBay Bucks rewards program. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as always…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Wedn: Mitakon 35/0.95 II for $419, 128GB Sandisk, HP Zbook, iKan, etc

The Wednesday B&H Photo dailies are headlined by a lens [or for fans of “alternate spellings”, a “lense” :)]

+ MITAKON ZHONGYI Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Fujifilm X for $419 in the black color scheme
+ only the Fuji X in the black color scheme is on sale at this price

+ Sandisk 128GB Extreme PRO UHS-II microSDXC Memory Card with USB 3.0 Adapter for $50

+ iKAn Saga 7″ High-Brightness On-Camera Monitor for $370

+ HP 15.6″ ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation for $799 to $1099 (three options)

Meanwhile at the Amazon GErmany Gold Box there’s an Acer monitor along with a sale on the Huawei P20 line, the P20 PRO goes for 559 euro, while the P20 Lite goes for 239. No wonder Samsung is planning a “Lite” version of their new flagship, to be unveiled href=’later on Wednesday at a live-streamed Unpacked event!

Tuesday: Davis & Sanford & Sons, Dracast, Etc

Tuesday is upon us with a trio of B&H deals du jour as follows:

+ Davis & Sanford (& Sons?) TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head for $100

+ DRACAST TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head for $199 with FREE Light Stand

+ Avinair Spitfire Pro 1×2 HDMI Splitter for $20

At the Amazon Germany Gold Box the “playlist” includes Honor smartphones (9s and 10s) and networking gear and Huawei tablets, Logitech audio, kitchen-y things, and mo(i)re…

Among the Woot offerings, there’s Corsair solid state memory in Computers and a 23.8″ HP monitor in Clearance…

50% off site-wide at CreativeLIVE [also $50 off 1-YR of Creator Pass]

CreativeLIVE is running another promotion, this one is running until the middle of the day on Tuesday (noon pacific I believe), and it is a price-you-see is the price-you-pay type of offer, with a built-in 50% off discount on all the classes they offer on their website… No coupon is needed for the 50% off sale, but a coupon is needed for the offer in the next paragraph…

On the other hand, if you are a fan of Netflix-style watching instead of digital-ownership, coupon code FEBCREATE50 gets you $50 off your first year of their Creator Pass, a 1-year prepaid subscription to almost all the classes they offer. There are some exceptions and restrictions however. The excluded classes are listed in the Exclusions page

If you prefer totally free, you can watch [stream] for free the following classes on the following days as shown at their On-AIR page. Topics for this week include weddings, lightroom, logo design, podcasting, photoshop, graphic design, color, various business-related topics for creatives and mo(i)re…

Starts 11am ET: Dell President’s Day doorbusters

Starting at 11am eastern today, the Dell Home website is going to be running President’s Day doorbusters. I do not have advance notice of prices and such, so YMMV on what will be offered and at which prices and things of that nature.

Monday: Lensbabies, Tamrac, Teradek, Etc [EU: various photo printers]

Monday is upon us and with it we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals with a Lensbabies theme:

+ Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens with Filter Kit for Sony E for $160

+ LensBaby 50mm f/2.5 Sweet Spot Spark Lens for $80

+ Tamrac HooDoo 18 Backpack for $25 in four different color schemes

+ Teradek Bolt 500 XT 3G-SDI/HDMI Wireless Transmitter and Receiver Set for $1990

Meanwhile in the Land of Woot there iPhones at the Main Woot, Xtreme PRO action camera bundles ($28 to $45) in “Electronics”, HP Mini Desktops in Computers, Editor’s Choice selections in T-shirts and tibetan singing bowls in Clearance/Sellout [they could make for a nice photo test or something to use in your studio/etc/etc].

European daily deals
Then off we go to the other side of the pond where Amazon Germany is running a sale on various photo printers with prices ranging from 32 to 696 euro from Canon, HP, Epson, Brother. There’s also a few scanners and laser printers. A total of 18 items are participating in the sale. Yes, the 32 euro is indeed a printer, the Canon Pixma MG-2555S [PRO TIP: don’t put an “S” after a “5” in a product name!]

But that’s not all. They also have a sale on Nokia smartphones (3.1 for 169 and 7 Plus for 229 to 239 euro, a 27″ Acer Predator computer monitor, Anker, etc…

EU: 128GB Transcend microSDXC (A1, V30, C10) for 18 euro

Down go the prices! Amazon Germany is offering the new condition 128GB Transcend microSDXC card (A1, V30, C10, U3, UHS-I) for 18 euro with speeds UP TO 95MB/sec. This is not a lightning deal, so the price is not tied to a ticking clock…

Speaking of reasonable prices in the EU, they are also offering the 128GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC (C10, up to 80MB/sec) for 25 euro…

Sunday: 8pk Watson AA rechargeables, etc

Sunday is here and with it the latest round of daily deals starting at B&H Photo with an 8-pack of colorful 2500 mAh rechargeable NiMH AAs going for $20. Two 4-slot clear cases are also included… Optionally there’s a combo offer, buy these with a 4-slot Watson charger for $28 total… The other two daily deals are a car charging kit and a Sennheiser exercise earphone…

At the Clearance [formerly Sellout] section of the Woot website there are offering various refurbished 11.6-inch Chromebooks for $100 to $110 in “Scratch & Dent” condition. Great if you want to have a “living room” type of a computer that can be used by everyone for casual web action that is more complicated than what a smartphone screen can handle.

At Amazon Germany there are some tech-adjacent items of potential interest in the storage (as in bags and such, not digital memory) kind. Especially if you are the type who likes to double-bag and triple-bag the most fragile or precious or expensive camera gear…

EU: Transcend USB 3.0 card reader (SD, microSD slots) for 7 euro

The best sellers among memory card readers at Amazon Germany at the moment is the black color scheme of the Transcend RDF5 USB3.0 Card Reader which has two slots, one for SD* memory cards, and one for microSD* memory cards. It goes for slightly more in white… It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 1500+ customer reviews… You can buy as many as you like at the sale price…

Friday: Ricoh Theta S 360-degree digicam for $250

Among the friday daily deals at Woot is the new condition Ricoh Theta S digital camera with its 360-degree thing, and 1/2.3″ sensor and f2 prime lens(e) and its one year Ricoh warranty. Limit up to ten per customer. Sale ends on Saturday at 1am ET or earlier if sold out…

Weekend (B&H): Joby GripTight, RucPac pho gloves, Etc

Friday is upon us and it is the case with the B&H daily deals, their Friday edition runs for 48 hours, until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern:

+ Joby GripTight GorillaPod Video for $15

+ RucPac professional photographer gloves for $20 (two options)

+ Pioneer professional headphones for $470

Pre-order new Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens

If Canon has something up for pre-order, of course Nikon must needs match it, so Nikon is offering for pre-ordering their brand new Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens for $2300. Pre-orders are available at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon herself… Obviously, a compatible Z camera is needed to best utilize this lens πŸ™‚

Ends Thur PM: 30% off Groupon coupon

Valentine’s day special at Groupon Local. Good until the end of Valentine’s Day in the central time zone [that’s FEBR-14-2019], coupon code FLASH gets you 30% off at Groupon Local. Local is where various photo print offerings reside.

Services can “absorb” this type of a discount but thin-margin electronics [eg (Physical) “Goods”] cannot, that’s why the “Goods” coupons are rarely more than 10% off…

The usual restrictions, limitations, etc apply. As always, be sure to read the terms/conditions of the various photo-print offerings since they are structured differently in terms of shipping and fees and such…

15% off your order with B&N online coupon

For Barnes and Noble fans [yes, they still exist], coupon code SAVE15 gets 15% off your entire order at the Barnes and Noble website. This is for the whole order, not just one item. Coupon expires Monday…

And if you happen to be near any of their B&M stores, their Coupons and Offers page has a printable coupon for 20% off a single item at their B&M stores…

Exclusions and restrictions apply for both online and offline sales…

400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC (C10, A1) for $79

If your cameras or action cameras or smartphones or other devices take 400GB memory cards, as of the time of writing, Amazon herself is offering the new condition 400GB Sandisk Ultra micro SDXC (C10, A1) for $79 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like [technically the limit is 20 but that’s more than enough for most people].

Pre-order the new Canon RP portable mirrorless full framer

It’s full frame mirrorless party! Canon has reveled a brand new full frame camera in their new mirrorless R system, a more “portable” camera, named so with the “RP” name, as in an R-system camera that is P-ortable! Pre-orders start at $1300 for the body only which is bundled with an EF-to-RF adapter (EF lenses on the new R bodies). Also, for a limited time during the pre-order festivities you can get your choice of a free Canon EG-E1 extension grip [this is not a battery grip]. The extension grip is available in your choice of body color.

All the aforementioned are available for pre-order at B&H Photo with a late February 2019 availability estimate.

Note that in the two kit bundles you see over-there there-are [“-” to prevent a double “there there” in a sentence] two different 24-105 lenses. The $1699 kit comes with the EF [yes, EF] 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, while the $2199 kit comes with the RF 24-105mm f4L IS.

These are also available for pre-ordering at Adorama and also by Amaozn itself [note that the kits at Amazon are a bit confused, so pay attention to which option you are ordering]

In Europe, Amazon Germany has two kit options, both bundled with the EF-to-R adapter since that opens up a lot of lenses for the new R cameras. The body only (with adapter) goes for 1500 euro, while the kit with the adapter and the RF 24-105mm f4L IS lens goes for 2500 euro…

Thur: Dracast BiC OnC Lite for $40, iKan Remote Air, Etc

Thursday is upon us and more importantly, Valentine’s Day, where your love is measured by the size of the cuddly Valentine’s teddy bear and the number of flowers in the bouquet πŸ˜‰ We also have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals with another quartet of offerings:

+ Dracast Camlux Pro Bi-Color On-Camera Light for $40

+ iKAN Remote Air Pro Wireless Follow Focus Single Motor Kit with Apple iPhone and iPod Touch Integration for $500

+ JARV 10,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank with LED Display for $22 in two color options

+ Kopul SDI-PPC Stereo Multimedia Passive Direct Box for $50
+ PS: I have no clue what this thing is ^_^

Thur (EU): Sony sale: a7 II, a6300, a77 II, 50/f1.8 FE, RX100 IV, HX90, etc

It’s Sony time on Thursday at the Amazon Germany Gold Box with a total of eight Sony camera-related products as follows:

+ a7 II with 28-70 for 1142 euro
+ a6300 with 16-50 for 689

+ 50mm f1.8 FE for 169

+ a77 II body only DSLR for 799

+ RX100 Mark IV for 579 euro
+ HX90 superzoom (30X optical) for 276

+ two camcorders for 175 to 1019

Also part of the Thursday action are Lenovo tablets and a few laptops of various manufacturers, along with some TP-Link products

EU: Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 Di LD Macro for 90 euro [C] or 100 [N/A]

If you are a fan of unstabilized zoom lenses, the new condition Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro is on sale for 90 euro in the Canon DSLR system and for 100 euro in the Nikon system (motorized) or in the Sony-Minolta A mount… Limit up to two units per customer at the sale price… This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The Pentax K is not available…

Woot Garage Sale

Woot is having another Garage sale. Think of it as a Woot-OFF but it happens horizontally in time instead of vertically. Not a perfect analogy, so let me simplify it: all the sale items are offered up immediately instead of a new one every few hours. This causes the more desirable items to sellout quickly, so it is a bit of a lottery ticket like Woot-OFFs.

Under Electronics, they had the Canon EF 70-200/2.8L IS II for $1260 with a 90-day Woot warranty with limit one per customer but it was sold-out when I noticed this new sale.

Under Computers, there’s a handful of Kindle Paperwhite e-readers of various generations in Scratch and Dent condition starting at $35. Reading is magical with e-readers, if you are reading text-only or text-mostly fiction and non-fiction.Not ideal for anime or engineering books or photography books or books full of pictures and such, but for text-only they are magical. Because reading is fun-da-mental!

PS: speaking of Canon, now I have to get in the habit of writing “EF” in Canon SLR lenses since they have their new full frame miRRoRless system πŸ™‚

YMMV (Fry’s B&M): 20% off for first 25 customers twice a day

This is a very YMMV offer. IF you are physically near a Fry’s brick and mortar store, they are running a new type of a promotion so far this week. Twice a day, upon opening and at 5:30pm local time, the first 25 customers in line that mention the daily magic word (which can be found in their daily mailing list emails of course) get a coupon that is worth 20% off purchases of $299+ at the B&M store.

The Wednesday magic word is Get20Extra

Some products from some brands are excluded (Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Bose, LG, Tempurapedia) and of course gift cards are excluded. The maximum discount with the coupon is $1000, in other words, up to a $5000 purchase. If your purchase is over $5000 in eligible products, then you get a flat $1000 off discount.

PS: this post is also a traffic alert if your driving involves areas surrounding Fry’s B&M stores. Granted, it won’t be like Black Friday madness ~ probably.

Wedn: Case CPL-106 bag, E-Image Tripod, Bescor Kit, Etc

Hump day is upon us once again, and the Wednesday round of B&H daily deals is this quartet of offerings:

+ Case Logic CPL-106 DSLR camera bag of medium size for $15
+ keep in mind that terms like “small”, “medium”, “large” are always relative πŸ™‚

+ E-IMAGE EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod for $149

+ Bescor FM256 Flexible Remote-Controlled Bi-Color LED Light Mat for $129

+ D-Link wifi/wireless kit for $150

Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS MF for $249 [E/m43] or $269 [X/EF-M]

Adorama is running a limited time promotion [they call them “snapshot deals”] on the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF lens for $249 in the silver color scheme in the Sony E and Micro Four Thirds systems and $269 in the Fuji X and Canon M systems. Meanwhile the black color scheme goes for $269 with free shipping in all four aforementioned systems…

Tuesday: GigaPan EPIC PRO, Dracast, Etc

It’s a quartet of offerings in the Tuesday B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ GIGAPAN EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount for $596

+ DRACAST LED500 S-Series Daylight 3-Light Kit with NP-F Battery Plates and Soft Case all together for $480

+ Leupold 10×25 BX-1 Rogue Compact Binocular for $65

+ also Senal wireless mic system for $250

Of the other daily deals, no photo-related action at Best Buy, Woot or Amazon.de…

KEH coupon: Buy More to Save More [up to 15% off]

KEH Camera is back with another coupon promotion, this time celebrating Valentine’s! It is the return of the “buy more to save more” promotion. Using coupon code BMSM2A you get a discount depending on your order total:

+ 15% off orders over $1000
+ 10% off orders over $500
+ 5% off orders under $500

Restrictions and limitations apply as usual. NEW items and “Like New” are EXCLUDED from this promotion. Leica is also excluded. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies – add items of interest to your shopping cart and see what happens. You don’t need to signup/login to test the coupon!

The promotion expires on Tuesday FEB-12-2019 at 11:59pm eastern time…

Mon: Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG ART HSM for $749 (C/N/A/P and E)

If lenses are kings, it’s the Return of the King at the Monday B&H Photo daily deals with a lens leading the way. It is the new condition Shiguma 35mm f1.4 DG ART HSM lens going for $749 with free shipping in five different systems. Yes, there are at least four young mirrorless-generation of photographers: Canon, Nikon, Sony A, and Pentax K. The lens is also available for Sony E… I don’t know if it’s foreshadowing or a bad omen, but the lens has …404 customer reviews as of the time of rating πŸ™‚

There’s two more items in the B&H daily deals, the MeFoto GlobeTrotter (not from Harlem through) Air Travel Tripod going for $50 in your choice from five trendy/trending color schemes of the pastel-inspired kind. There’s also a TP-Link smart-something thing…

Of potential interest to EU shoppers in the Monday Amazon Germany Gold Box, it’s the Huawei P20 going for 399 euro, the P Smart+ [mayhaps they didn’t think of the giggle-inducing name in casual-speak english] for 219 euro, and the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A (T585) tablet with LTE going for 190 euro…

Meanwhile at the Woot website there’s yet another MacBook sale, some HP Pavilion desktops, and an Android blast from the past with an unlocked Droid Turbo 2 smartphone…

CreativeLIVE coupon: 50% off one class

This is a make your own sale type of a coupon promotion at Creative LIVE. Use coupon code 50OFF to get 50% off one class over there. The promotion expires before FEBR-16 at midnight. Unfortunately that’s what it says, so I don’t know if that means 11:59pm or 12:01am πŸ™‚ Restrictions apply as usual…

Dxo PhotoLAB 2 for $110

If you are a fan of the DxO software, they are running a Valentine’s promotion (in other words, it ends at the end of Valentine’s day, aka FEB-14), you can get the DXo PhotoLaB 2 software for $110 or the Elite version for $170…

Also part of the sale is the FilmPack 5 for $70 and the ViewPoint 3 for $70… The Elite editions of the aforementioned software cost more [as it is often the case with these type of things]…

PSA: KEH Camera website remodel/redesign

You are not imaging things. The KEH website looks different indeed! That’s because there is a website remodel/redesign, and as per the rotating ticker on their site over there, they are actively looking for feedback on the new design, especially if you are having problems…

With so many viewports these days with desktops, laptops, 4K screens, AiOs, tablets, smartphones of all sizes, 2-in-1s, browsers of all sorts, etc, etc, etc, it’s a herculean task for a website design to cover all bases. Thus the request for feedback πŸ™‚

Dell’s Presidents Day Preview sale

Black Friday begins in September these days, so of course Presidents Day sales begin before Valentine’s. And Valentine’s sales begin before the SuperBOWL πŸ™‚ Anyways, the Dell website is running a Preview sale featuring an assortment of laptops, desktops, AiOs, mortal computer monitors and UltraSharps, and some TVs for good measure…

But that’s not all. When you scan through the page you will also notice an Intel Optane promotion that gets you a $100 VISA gift card with the purchase of select systems.

What is Intel Optane? Wikipedia does not have a good page on it, but the search engines are your friend, here’s what Duck Duck Go finds… In case you are looking to do a “Seven Days challenge” like the Gizmodo journalist tried [via Techmeme]…

CL: up to 60% off Fashion Photography classes

CreativeLIVE is running another limited time sale, this one gets you up to 60% off select Fashion Photography classes. The price you see is the price you pay.

If you are not fond of paying though, CreativeLIVE has you covered as well. You can watch for FREE select classes when they are streaming live at the ON-AIR LIVE page. There is a detailed schedule over there, with world premiers clearly marked… A variety of topics are coming up in the next week, from heavy wedding focus [it’s Valentine’s after all] to wine tasting. Wine tasting vs ISO comparisons, are they really the same thing? πŸ˜‰

Speaking of world premieres, if you are a fan of bird photography, save the date! March 20 is the live free-to-watch world premiere of Frans Lanting’s “The art of photographing birds”. This classes will decidedly be more useful than my work-in-progress class “Bird Posing 101” πŸ˜‰

Free Tripod with select Nikon f2.8 zoom lenses

If you are a fan of Nikon-branded lenses and tripods, you are in luck! For a limited time, Adorama is running a free Tripod with select Nikon lenses promotion. The free tripod depends on which lens you buy. The MeFoto Roadtrip tripod is free with either the Nikkor 14-24/2.8G or the 24-70/2.8G, while the Fotopro X-Go is free with either the 24-70/2.8E or the 70-200/2.8E… So the aforementioned G lenses get the MeFoto while the aforementioned E lenses get the Fotopro…

EU: 128GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC for 20 euro

Amazon Germany is back with more Sandisk memory card sales! These are limited time offers but they are not tied to the daily deals [which occur in the German time zone], so the expiration date/time is unknown to me…

We start with the SDXC memory cards, their new condition 128GB Ultra SDXC (C10, UHS-I, up to 80MB/sec) is on sale for just 20 euro. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself and it is available in your choice of frustration-free packaging or standard packaging. The limit is up to five per customer at the sale price. Not sure if you can buy five of each packaging, or five total.

Next up we move to the microSD cards. The new condition 200GB Ultra microSDXC (A1, C10, U1) goes for 33 euro with up to five per customer. This defeats the 128GB for 23 euro in terms of $/GB. You pay less than 50% more, but you get more than 50% in extra storage…

Or if you can to solve for a lower price, the new condition 128GB Transcend microSDXC (C10, UHS-I) goes for the very specific price of 18.79 euro per customer…

MicroSD is not just for smartphones any more as the number of digital cameras (including a few iLCs eg Panasonic GX800) take the microSD cards. Most of them include full-size SD adapters, or you probably already have a drawer full of them from previous memory card purchases…