Monoprice USB-C hub (w/4 USB-A 3.0) for $11 w/FS

With more and more laptops and such including USB-C ports, USB-C hubs are must-have items. Which brings us to the mobile deal of the week at the Monoprice website, their Monoprice Select Series USB hub with a USB-C “input” and four USB-A 3.0 “outputs”. No other connectors. It goes for $11 with FREE standard US shipping. Up to 20 per customer at the sale price. As of the time of writing it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews and it has 12 answered questions. Offer ends 5/29/22 or earlier if sold out.

It is also eligible for coupon code LAT15 (15% off laptop accessories until 5/31/22). Not sure if this is stackable with the sale price.

Speaking of Monoprice, they have also launched the obligatory Memorial Day sale featuring their usual assortment of tech products and accessories (with all kinds of cables as usual)…

Save the Date: OPTIC is June 12-15 (2022) [FREE to register]

If you miss the in-person conferences, save the date! June 12-25 in 2022 is when the B&H Photo OPTIC conference will be taking place. This time it will be both in-person (pending monkey-pox dramaz) and online!

Speakers old and new, young and old are included, including the usual names of McNally, Kelby, etc. The physical event will take place at the New Yorker Hotel. There are two days of presentations, and two days of photo-walks. Me personally, I would have preferred two days of feasts 🙂

Registration is FREE for either/both the physical and the online events. Event management is through the EventBrite website/service.

Tuesday: Raya, Case Logic, Glidecam, RotoLight NEO 2 Explorer Kit for $599, Screen Protectors (51 options)

Tuesday is here and for the power-hungry and the road warriors, the Meh daily deal is a 2-pack of Aduro Surge Swivel wall charging towers with 9 (yes, nine) outlets and dual USB ports per device (you get two of them). The laws of physics still apply though, you can’t have nine Ninja power-blenders working full-speed at the same time 🙂

Then to the Tuesday B&H Photo dailies we geaux where we find a new six-pack:

+ Vello screen protectors, 51 options, $5 to $15
+ some of the protectors are compatible with multiple camera bodies, increasing the total number of camera bodies covered to mayhaps 100
+ even “lowly” cameras like the Fuji X-A10 or MF monsters like the Fuji GFX 100 are included!
+ it even goes back in time with the Canon G11, D-Rebel T2i (550D), Nikon D300S, etc
+ Pentax cameras are so well-made they don’t need screen protectors 😉 but the K-1 II is included (same protector-model as the Nikon D5500/D5600)

+ Raya Octagonal Collapsible Softbox for LED Bulbs with Socket (27.6″) with FREE Raya LED Light Bulb (45W) for $38
+ no, not a UFC Octagon

+ Case Logic Berkeley II Backpack with Laptop Compartment & Tablet Sleeve (Midnight) for $25
+ hippie smell NOT included

+ RotoLight NEO 2 Explorer Kit for $599

+ GlideCAM Devin Graham Signature Series Handheld Stabilizer with FREE Glidecam Forearm Brace for $449
+ not to be confused with a Forearm Shiver (since we are in NBA Playoffs seasons LOL)

+ CoreSWX Maverick Block Battery for $3199
+ or you can buy 1200+ Eneloop rechargeable batteries for the same price 😉

Glidecam XR-PRO Handheld Camera Stabilizer for $179

No lenses this time around at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Tuesday at 10am ET:

+ Glidecam XR-PRO Handheld Camera Stabilizer for $179

+ Meural 21.5″ Full HD Digital Canvas II Wi-Fi Frame, 16×24″, Light Wood for $500

+ Core SWX PowerBase EDGE 14.8V 49Wh Battery for Blackmagic Design Pocket 4K & 6K Cinema Camera for $149

+ H&A Studio Isolation Filter (Red Composite, Metal Back) for $85

Return Of The Kindle eBook Offer: Buy $25+, Get $6 bonus

We have a Return of the Recurring Kindle e-book offer. This is YMMV as it is by invitation. I saw it as an in-page banner while surfing around the Amazon website.

The terms are as before. You must spend $25+ in Kindle e-books between May 21-28 in 2022. If so, you will receive a $6 promotional Kindle e-book store credit.

The offer counts the whole time period of 21-28 regardless of when you activate the offer, as long as you activate it during this window. Meaning if you active it on the 28th, all your purchases made 21-28 count towards the $25+ limit.

The offer only works for and on Kindle e-books. Terms and conditions and restrictions are listed at the promotional page

Monday: Rokinon AF 35mm f1.8 FE for $289 [E], Etc

Monday is here and with it we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E for $289

+ SirUI P-424SR Carbon Fiber Photo/Video Monopod for $185 after a $15 mail-in rebate

+ Magnus MaxiGrip Flexible Tripod (Black) for $10

+ 256GB ProGrade UHS-II SDXC for $70

+ FotoDioX C-300RS FlapJack LED Bi-Color Edge Light (10″) for $135

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets, 8 options, $80 to $1000
+ might also be of interest to puerh tea and cigar aficionados as well – check with your favorite experts and reviews and specs and such

TTArtisan 35mm f1.4 APS-C Lens for $49 [L] or $73 [X/E/m43/Z/EF-M]

Another lens day at the Adorama daily deals which run until Monday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 APS-C Lens for $49 in Leica L in the black color scheme, $73 in silver
+ for $73 in Fuji X, M43rds, Sony E, Canon EOS-M, Nikon Z in either black or silver
+ the Leica M is decidedly not on sale ($449)

+ K&F Concept Large DSLR Camera Backpack for $80

+ Mirfak Vlogging Kit, Includes Moin L1 Fill Light, Extension Pole, Microphone, Tripod, Phone Holder for $49

+ Gretsch Hardshell Case for G2420T Electric Guitar, Black (Open Box) for $85

Sunday: MOD, Vanguard, Samsung, Etc

Sunday 5/22/22 is here and with it it brings a new set of B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ MOD The Luxe Camera Bag (Cobalt Blue) for $20
+ no one’s gonna suspect this is a camera bag 🙂

+ Vanguard VEO 2 264CB Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $130

+ Vello Large Changing Bag (26 x 28″) for $23
+ just so we are clear, this is for changing film and such, not for diapers and such 😉

+ 32GB Transcend Premium microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card with SD Adapter for $7

+ Ausounds AU-Stream True Wireless In-Ear Headphones (Gold) for $15

+ Samsung Neo QLED QN90A 50″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart QLED TV for $798

Minolta MN53Z 16MP FHD Wi-Fi Bridge Camera with 53x Optical Zoom for $269

This new lot of Adorama daily deals zooms out until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Takama Flip-Zip Multi-Functional Photo Tripod Monopod Kit for $25

+ Minolta MN53Z 16MP FHD Wi-Fi superzoom (53x Optical) for $269 in three color options

+ FotoPro UFO 2 Flexible Tripod with Smartphone and GoPro Adapter, 28.22 oz Capacity, Black/Red for $10
+ you don’t have to file a FOIA request for this UFO 😉

+ H&A Tripod Microphone Stand for $12

Steelseries, refurb Kindle e-readers

The current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Saturday at 10am ET is a Steelseries party with two headsets and two gamer bundles featured. Prices range from $50 to $140.

Meanwhile among the Friday Woot daily deals there’s another refurbished Kindle e-reader sale featuring various Oasis and Paperwhite models. Already, as of the time of writing, the 2019 basic Kindle model is sold out. Of the in-stock items, prices range from $35 to $120…

NOTE that the refurbished at Woot come with a 90-day Woot warranty, unlike the certified refurbished sold at the Amazon website that come with the same warranty as the brand new models…

Anker, Bolt Battery Packs, Manfrotto, Sublue, Lanparte, Etc

We start with the Friday Meh daily deal, it is an Anker 10,000 mAh power-bank with wireless charging, USB-C and USB-A and fast charging. For $25 plus shipping. Charging is 18W PD wired and 10W Qi wireless. Built-in phone stand of sorts. Pass-thru charging of internal battery and wireless device. 90-day warranty.

As always, the Friday B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET with the usual caveat of orders not being accepted during the Sabbath (Fri PM to Sat PM; check their website for exact hours):

+ Bolt Universal Compact Battery Packs for $40
+ options for Canon, Nikon, Sony

+ ElVid OptiView 50 3.2″ LCD Viewfinderfor $30
+ not to be confused with ElVis

+ Sublue Swii Electronic Kickboard (Sunrise Orange) for $200

+ Lanparte Deluxe LED Ring Light Kit with Stand & Smartphone Holder (10″) for $29

+ Manfrotto PIXI Plus 3N1 Kit with Universal Smartphone Clamp and GoPro Mount for $20

+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with Portable USB 3.0 Card Reader for $18

Samyang 24mm f2.8 AF FF for $159 [E]

Lenz Dayz continue at the Adorama dailies, this lot good until 5/20/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ MIRFAK Moin L1 Micro Versatile LED Light, 3200-5600K for $39

+ Samyang 24mm f2.8 AutoFocus FullFrame for $159 in Sony E
+ or $199 with Docking Station

+ Ready Rig GS Stabilizer + ProArm Kit with Case, 40 Lbs Capacity for $2800

+ Blackstar Debut 10E 10W 2×3″ Combo Guitar Amp with Delay (Open Box) for $70

Thursday: Mefoto, Cambee, Nanuk, Etc

Thursday is here and we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals running until 5/19/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mefoto WalkAbout Aluminum Monopod (Gold) for $24

+ ReVo Bi-Color Vlog Light with Phone Holder for $14

+ Angler Muslin Background (Black, 10 x 12′) for $40

+ Cambee Professional RGB 600 Panel 2-Light Kit for $225

+ Nanuk 918 Waterproof Carry-On Hard Case with Lid Organizer for $163 after in-cart coupon, three color options

+ Sony headphones for $20

IRIX 11mm f4.0 Blackstone MF lens for $395 [C]

Lenz Dayz are back at the Adorama daily deals this round good until Thursday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ IRIX 11mm f4.0 Blackstone MF lens for $395 in Canon EF
+ the Nikon F is not on sale

+ Teradek Vidiu X: Live Streaming Encoder for $399

+ Gitup Git2 1080p Full HD Gyro Video Wi-Fi Action Camera, 60 fps, 170 Degree View Angle, 98′ Housing Waterproof, Pro Packaging for $80

+ Nanuk Small Series 905 Lightweight NK-7 Resin Waterproof Protective Case, Black for $50

100 new classes at CreativeLIVE (plus, $20 off $28+)

One hundred new classes have arrived at the CreativeLIVE website on many favorite/popular photography topics (lighting, adobe, etc) with a heavy emphasis on new lighting classes with Mark Wallace, and multiple instructors on various Adobe-related subjects…

Speaking of CL, coupon code MAY20 gets you $20 off a shopping cart of $28+ over there. From the verbiage, it looks like this coupon is good until the end of May 2022.

The coupon can also be used towards the CreativeLive Netflix-style membership. You can even use it on the monthly subscription, dropping the first month from $39 to $19. Useful if you are going to have plenty of free time to watch these classes…

Wedn: Gitzo, Zhiyun, Bolt, Lexar, Vanguard, Google Pixels, Etc

Fast-forward to NOW, and Hump Day is here once again, this lot of B&H Photo daily deals is running until 5/18/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light for $30
+ no, not a Usain Bolt product 🙂

+ 3pk of 32GB Lexar JumpDrive V100 USB 3.0 Flash Drive in three colors (Gray, Pink, Blue) for $13
+ great for color-coding organizers
+ back in our time kids, we paid $130 for 32MB Smartmedia cards 😉

+ Backdrop Alley Hand Painted Muslin Backdrop (10 x 12′, Whale Gray) for $50
+ #SaveTheWhales

+ Gitzo Century Traveler Camera Backpack (Black) for $150
+ because your Gitzo tripod demands it!

+ Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Aluminum Alloy Tripod Kit with Monopod and SBH-100 Ball Head for $130

+ Zhiyun WEEBILL-2 SE Combo Kit with 2 Mini Tripods & Fabric Case for $379

UPDATE: tech action at the Wednesday 5/18/22 Woot daily deals with new condition Google Pixels (4* and 5* models, $330 to $450) and budget computer monitors ($95 to $165)…

Viltrox BiC LED, iFootage Gazelle FastBowl, 2pk 160GB ProGrade CFexpress 2.0 Type A, Etc

And now we have another round of Adorama daily deals running until Wednesday at 10am ET:

+ Viltrox VL-200T Bi-Color LED Light with LCD Display, 192 LED Lamp Beads for $40

+ iFootage Gazelle FastBowl TC9 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod, Bundle with Komodo K7 Fluid Head for $559

+ 2-pack of Prograde Digital 160GB CFexpress 2.0 Type-A Memory Card for $552~

+ VIOFO A139 3-Channel Dash Cam – Front 2K 1440P + Interior 1080P + Rear 1080P 5GHZ Wi-Fi GPS Dash Camera for $199

Tuesday: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro for $149 [six system options], Flir, Benro, Lens Accelerator Adapters, Etc

Tuesday is a LENZ DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals, this round good until 5/17/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $149
+ available in Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K, Fuji X, M43rds, Sony E
+ the DSLR and the Mirrorless options are in separate listings

+ Vello Accelerator lens adapters, four options, $89 to $129
+ Canon EF or Nikon F lenses to Sony E or M43rds camera bodies

+ Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head for $225
+ no relation to the good old Panasoni GH2 🙂

+ FLiR One Pro Thermal Camera for Smartphones (Lightning) for $270

+ 2-pack of 64GB Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter for $13
+ that’s $6.50 per 64GB microSD card

+ Sachter Dr. Bag 3 for $135
+ you can also cosplay a doctor 😉

MEANWHILE the headliner of the Tuesday Best Buy dailies is the Acer Chromebook 315 (N400 celery, 4GB LDDR4, 32GB eMMC, gigabit Wifi, bluetooth 5) for $149…

Sachtler Video 18 FT MS System with flowtech 100 Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader for $6999

Adorama is back with another set of daily deals running until Tuesday 5/17/22 at 10am ET:

+ Sachtler Video 18 FT MS System with flowtech 100 Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader, Rubber Feet and Padded Bag for $6999
+ yes a $7K tripod system, not to be confused with the good old $10 Ritz Camera tripods 😉

+ Green Extreme 150Wh Lithium-ion Gold Mount Battery for $99

+ AmazFit T-Rex Smartwatch for $75

+ H&A Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom for $12

Monday: Nanuk, Benro, A-Data, BlackMagic, Etc

Monday is here and until 5/16/22 at 11:59pm ET you can haz all these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Nanuk 910 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $40~ after in-cart coupon
+ great for color-code organizers because these are available in TEN (10) color options!

+ 3pk of 64GB Kingston Exodia Data-Traveler USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A flash drives for $16
+ that’s $5.33 per flash drive

+ BenRo TAD18CB1 Series 1 Adventure Carbon Fiber Tripod with B1 Ball Head for $160

+ A-Data 16GB DDR5 4800 MHz UDIMM Memory Module (1 x 16GB) for $100

+ BlackMagic ATEM Mini Extreme ISO for $995

+ SaraMonic VmicLink5 RX+TX+TX+TX Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Microphone System with Three Bodypack Transmitters and Lavalier Mics (5.8 GHz) for $349

Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX fisheye for $349 [C], $379 [N]

Lenz Dayz continue at the Adorama daily deals, this round running until Monday 5/16/22 at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX fisheye with built-in hood for $349 in Canon EF and $379 in Nikon F

+ Godox VL200 200W LED Video Light for $549

+ SteadiCam Steadimate-S Aero 15 Arm & Aero Vest Kit with Mechanical Gimbal Collar/Yoke & Weighted Base for $849

Sunday: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $979 [E], Etc

Get your e-wallets ready, Lenz Dayz are back at the B&H Photo daily deals, this set running until Sunday 5/15/22 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Stroboframe Camera Flip Bracket for $18

+ Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for Sony E for $979

+ Case Logic 13.3″ MacBook sleeves, two options, $10 each

+ Ruggard fabric rain shields, three options, $13 to $15

+ Delkin Memory cards, discount after in-cart coupon
+ 128GB CFast 2.0 for $100
+ 256GB SDXC UHS-II for $300
+ 512GB microSDXC for $80

+ LG A1PU 77″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV for $2097 after in-cart coupon

+ flash deals return!
+ AirFREE Tulip 1000 Domestic Air Purifier for $109

MEANWHILE the current DiscountMags weekend sale is a Friday the 13th theme, you guessed it, three magazines for $13 total per year. No camera/photo magazines, but plenty of “six degrees of separation”. As usual, these are print magazines delivered to US addresses without renewal. Exception to that are the Zinio e-subscriptions which are clearly marked as such.

UPDATE: lots of tech action at the Woot Daily deals for Sunday where the headliner is a TV blowout sale ($310 to $4100), but there’s also a Random Audio sale ($38 to $2000) and a couple of Windows laptops ($310, $400), and such…

Meike 12/2.8 for $99 [E/m43], Viltrox EF to RF for $69

Prime time at the current set of Adorama daily deals running until Sunday 5/15/22 at 10am eT or earlier if sold out:

+ Meike 12mm f2.8 lens for $99 in Sony E or M43rds
+ the other two options (Fuji X, Canon EF-M) are not

+ Viltrox EF-R2 Canon EF/EF-S Lenses to EOSR/EOSRP Cameras Mount Adapter for $69

+ H&A Reflection Filter (Silver) for $50

$10 Power2000 AA/charger, Minolta $49 camcorder, Viltrox OnC BiC Light for $20, Etc

Running until they get tired, or until Saturday 5/14/22 at 10am ET are the following Adorama daily deals:

+ Power2000 4x AA 2900mAH Rechargeable NiMH Batteries with 110/220V AA/AAA Quick Charger for $10

+ Zendure A2 6700mAh Crush-Proof Portable Charger for $10

+ Minolta MN80NV 1080p Full HD 3″ Touchscreen Camcorder with Nightvision for $49 in three color options

+ Viltrox L-116T On-Camera Bi-Color LED Light with LCD Display, 116 LED Lamp Beads for $20

Sunpak DF3600U Flash (Canon and Nikon) for $30, Etc

As usual, the Friday lot of B&H Photo daily deals runs until Saturday at 11:59pm ET:

+ Sunpak DF3600U Flash for Canon and Nikon Cameras for $30

+ Vello Umbra Screen protectors, nine options, $6 to $8
+ for select cameras and brands, check the listings for the details

+ SmallRiG Smartphone Handheld Video Rig Kit for $84 after in-cart coupon

+ Vijim Tabletop LED Video Lighting Kit (Double) for $70
+ Double = 2x lights, 2x mini tripods

+ 16GB Transcend Premium UHS-I SDHC Memory Card for $7
+ 2pk for $13
+ if you have older cameras that have troublez with newer cards?

+ RucPac Professional Focus Headlamp for $40
+ for …focused light painters? 🙂

Quasar Science RR50 23″ RR Linear RGBX 50W LED for $699

Mayhaps we had gotten spoiled with back to back “lenz dayz” at the Adorama daily deals but then again, there’s an old school sale on a Sigma prime (see previous post)…

+ Quasar Science RR50 23″ RR Linear RGBX 50W LED Lamp for $699

+ 160GB Prograde Digital CFexpress 2.0 Type-A Memory Card for $292

+ Prograde Digital Digital CFexpress Type A & UHS-II SDXC Dual-Slot USB 3.2 Gen 2 Card Reader for $68

+ Samson Concert 88 UHF Camera Wireless Handheld Microphone System for $250

Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary for $249 [E]

This is an old school sale, not a daily deal, so I do not know when it expires…

Adorama is currently offering the new condition Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary for $249 with free US shipping for the Sony E system…

Only the Sony E is on sale, the Leica L is not.

UPDATE (unrelated): for a limited time, coupon code SHOW52PK allows you to get two Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) devices for $90 total.

Thursday: SpyderCUBE RAW, Rokinon 24/1.8 AF (E), Etc

This lot of B&H Photo daily deals runs until Thursday 5/12/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ DataColor SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool for $25

+ Rokinon 24mm f1.8 AF Compact for $399 in Sony E

+ Mefoto RoadTrip S Travel Tripod (Carbon Fiber) for $100 in four color schemes

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 30 for $79

+ Peak Design Field Pouch for $27, two options

+ XPG 32GB Lancer DDR5 5200 MHz UDIMM Memory Kit (2 x 16GB, Black) for $200 after in-cart discount

Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Hand-Held Stabilizer for $479

It turns out, Lenz Dayz at the Adorama daily deals will not break Joe DiMaggio’s streak. No lenses in this set of offers that runs until Thursday at 10am ET:

+ Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Series Hand-Held Stabilizer for Cameras, 2 to 12lb Load Capacity for $479
+ PRO TIP: to convert LBs to Kilos, divide by 2.2

+ Elgato Stream Deck XL Keypad with 32 Customizable LCD Keys for $150

+ Ulanzi MT-05 Mini Tripod for Mobile, Gimbal for $5

+ H&A desktop filter for $40

I can’t buy y’all coffee, but here’s the second best thing, FREE SHIPPING at the Peet’s Coffee website using promo code SHIPFREE (one word) until 5/12/22 at 11:59pm pacific time. This is good for continental US domestic ground shipping. I have drunk gallons and gallons of Peet’s Cofefe and look at how well I turned out 😉

Wedn: Battery Grips (27 options, $30 to $70), Etc

And just like that, Wednesday is here and this lot of B&H Photo daily deals runs until 5/11/22 at 11:59pm ET:

+ GoGROOVE DSLR Camera Backpack for $40

+ Vello Battery Grips, 27 options, $30 to $70

+ Vanguard BBH-100 Ballhead for $100

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra C10 UHS-I SD card for $6
+ 2-pack of above for $11.49

+ LG UL3G 50 Class 4K UHD Conference Room & Digital Signage LED Display for $749

+ HP ProBook x360 435 G8 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook for $569 with FREE Bitdefender
+ 2.6 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 Quad-Core, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD
+ 13.3″ 1920 x 1080 IPS Touchscreen
+ microSD Card Reader