Monday: Tokina 11-20/2.8 for $429 [C/N], 32GB Sandisk SDXC

Mundane Monday is back once again BUT hooray-hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the new round of B^H Photo daily deals, good until Monday 2/15/21 [yes, we ate half of February already, now it’s time to eat the Valentine’s chocolates on clearance πŸ˜‰ ] at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 CF ATX-I for $429 in Canon EF or Nikon F
+ APS-C, 82mm filters, around half a kilo, 0.12x max-mag, etc
+ this is blog-typo-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron
+ statement certified to be organic, gluten-free, biodynamic, kosher, Fairtrade and UTZ

+ Pelican MPB35 Backpack (35L, Realtree Edge / Tan) for $57

+ SirUI SUP204SR Aluminum-Alloy Photo/Video Monopod for $100

+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC for $12 after automatic in-cart coupon
+ up to 95MB/sec, V30, UHS-I, U3, C10, etc
+ of interest especially if you have a mix of cameras that use SDHC and SDXC cards

+ MSI 15.6″ Creator Series Creator 15 Multi-Touch Laptop for $1729
+ “Creator” is the new “Gamer” in laptop marketing? πŸ˜‰
+ Intel i7-10875H 8-Core, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 IPS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (with 8GB GDDR6, nom-nom-nom), etc, etc

+ CAD microphones etc, two options, $49 or $79

Monday: Tokina 14-20mm f2 PRO (DX) for $299 [C], Etc

Monday is here with a new Tom Brady special! Buy one SuperBowl ring, get another one free πŸ˜‰

Joking aside, we have a hooray-hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Monday B&H Photo daily deals good until Monday 2/8/21 at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina 14-20mm f2 PRO DX lens for $299 in Canon EF only
+ that’s around 21-30mm “35mm EQ”
+ the Nikon F lens is not part of the daily deal but it is on sale on its own for $379
+ one of the benefits of the CaNiKoN duopoly is having the option to buy APS-C lenses such as these!
+ this is blog-typo-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron πŸ™‚

+ ARCO LCD Transport Case for 27-45″ Displays for $60
+ I was joking the other day about carrying around with me a 100″ display, but mayhaps it was not a joke after all? πŸ˜‰

+ GVM Teleprompter TQ-M for Tablets and Smartphones with Remote Control & App for $129

+ ACCsoon CineEye Wireless Video Transmitter with 5 GHz Wi-Fi for up to 4 Mobile Devices for $149
+ personally I’m holding out for the Big East version πŸ˜‰

UPDATE #1: the headliner of the Monday Woot daily deals is a feast of Google Pixels with six options ranging from $60 to $300, from Pixel XL all the way up to 4XL. Keep in mind, no microSD slot, no headphone jack, no Nexus soul πŸ˜‰

The headliner of the Best Buy dailies is a 2TB WD EasyStore external HDD for $60… IF you are marrying old and new computeralia, they have the Insignia HDMI to VGA adapter for $15… There’s a $40 Nimble 3-day portable charger, a $13 Insignia 350 lumen LED flashlight, a 36pk of Insignia AA/AAA batteries for $11 (unfortunately worse than 4 batteries per $1)… And on and on and on…

UPDATE #2: a handful of Fire Tablets and Echo devices are among the Monday Amazon deals of the day in their Gauld Baux…

UPDATE #3: another 24 hours have passed bringing us a new iteration of the Adorama daily deals, this one running until Tuesday at 10am ET and featuring:

+ Minolta MN80NV 1080p Full HD 3″ Touchscreen Camcorder with Nightvision for $99 in three color options

+ Bethesda Softworks Doom Eternal for $30 in either Xbox or Playstation 4
+ yes, Adorama is also Gameorama!

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f2.8 for $529 [C/N]

Prepare to sing, prepare for a Night at the Opera at the Adorama daily deals, it is the new condition Tokina Opera 16-28mm f2.8 FX zoom lens going for $529 with free US shipping in your choice of Canon or Nikon DSLR systems… Sale ends on Friday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

PS: this is “typo-certified” to be Tokina, not Tamron πŸ™‚

Pre-order the new Tokina 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista [C/E/m43/PL]

This year’s “Diet CES” has brought us a not-so-diet-priced lens, it is the new Tokina 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista prime lens available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo for $7499 in the Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Canon EF, Arri PL, and for $7799 in Arri LPL…

Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D w/freebies for $849 [C/N/K/Z/RF/FE] {ends Sun 10am ET}

Lens days continue at the Adorama daily deals, but this time it is not Sigma but a …celestial body! This round is good until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D ultra wide for $849 with FREE accessories and Corel software
+ Mirrorless version in Sony FE, Canon RF and Nikon Z
+ DSLR version in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K (no freebies)

+ also masks as daily deals

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $579 [C/N/K/Si] {ends Sat 10am ET}

Bright zoom time at the Adorama daily deals where the Sigma lens deals continue for another day! Hooray! This runs until 10am ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sigma SA systems for $579 each

+ Godox SL Series SLB60W 60W Battery-Operated White LED Video Light, 5600K for $299

+ Glow EZ Lock Octa Quick XXL Softbox With Bowens Mount (60″) for $89

+ Glow EZ Lock 12×56″ Quick Strip Softbox With Bowens Mount for $69

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports with FREE Sigma Dock for $1099 [C/N/Si] {ends Fri 10am ET}

It’s Sigma time for the third day in a row at the Adorama daily deals, this round good until Friday 1/1/21 at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). In other words this daily deal will last a year πŸ™‚

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports with FREE Sigma Dock for $1099 in your choice of Canon EF, Nikon F or Sigma SA

+ Slinger Simple 1 DSLR Shoulder Bag for $13
+ nothing wrong with a simple budget bag if you like to “bag the bags”!

+ Godox LEDM150 LED Smartphone Light for $32

Wedn: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM ART w/FREE Sigma Dock for $879 [C/N/Si] {ends Thur 10am ET}

It’s back to back Sigma lenses at the Adorama daily deals, this round ends on Thursday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

+ Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM ART IF with a FREE Sigma Dock for $879 in Canon EF or Nikon F or Sigma SA

+ Slinger Electronic Dry Cabinet (85L) for $149
+ 30L for $499

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight + Flashpoint 10′ C (Century) Light Stand on Turtle Base Kit w/40″ Grip Arm & 2 Gobo Heads and Baby Pin – Chrome + Glow EZ Lock Deep Parabolic Quick Softbox (48″) for $599

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART with FREE USB Dock for $639 [C/N/A/K] {ends Wedn 10am ET}

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Wednesday at 10am eastern time or earlier for anything that may sell out before then…

+ Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $639 with a FREE Sigma USB Dock in Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K and Sigma SA

+ Slik PRO CF-634 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $200

+ Joby GripTight PRO 2 Mount for Smartphones, Mics and Lights for $30

+ H&A Versa Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones for $50

Thursday: Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 PRO FX for $579 [C], Etc

LOL, the headline for the Thursday 12/24/20 Meh daily deal is funny yet also right? “The Germaphobes were right” LOL. Anyway, their deal of the day is a Sharper Image phone and accessories UV sanitizer type thing for $25…

Hooray hooray, we have a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 PRO FX for $579 in the Canon EF system
+ the Nikon F version is marked discontinued and cannot be ordered, that’s why only the Canon version is on sale
+ this is blog-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron πŸ™‚

+ Lowepro Urbex BP 24L Backpack for $30
+ bag the bag!

+ Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash Kit with PP-500DR Pack and Battery for $330

+ Steadicam Air 15 Monopod for $180
+ not your father’s monopod and as such, you can’t cosplay Gandalf with this

+ Oben Magnetic Mount Kit with Mini Ball Head for $13

+ also Shure earphones and sanitizer thing

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Wandrd Inflatable Camera Cube for $32
+ this product is so thrifty they don’t want to pay for vowels πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal starts 12pm ET: Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE GPS Smartwatch (42mm, Midnight Black)
+ price before sale $200
+ marked as “New Arrival”
+ also known as: one more thing to charge daily πŸ˜‰

UPDATE #1: the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the 12.3″ Surface PRO 7 (latest model) going for $559 (i3 10th gen, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD), while the i5 with 8GB RAM option goes for $799 and the 256GB option has an Apple-esque +$100 price increase… While the $559 price may be tempting, keep in mind that this is Windows, so get the 4GB version only if you plan to use it in a way that can survive with 4GB of RAM…

Among the rest of the Big Yellow dailies there’s a 1TB Sandisk Extreme USB-C SSD for $125 [Conspiracy Theory Alert: just when the prices of the HDD crashed down, of course the next big thing became SSDs and Encrypted so the price points would go up!], and the 64GB Sandisk Extreme Plus microSDXC for $20, and no, that Duke Canon thing may look like AA batteries in the pictures above but it’s a lip balm type thing πŸ™‚

UPDATE #2: the current Adorama dailies [I forgot to post them earlier] include the ORLIT 250 KWIK Series Studio Flash With Bowens S Mount for $100 and a Swann Wifi pan-and-tilt PTCAM for $43… These change on Thursday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]…

Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD w/Tripod Collar and 64GB SDXC for $399 [OR ADD Vanguard Tripod for +$30] {C/N}

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until 10am ET on Wednesday (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD with Tamron Tripod Collar and 64GB Fuji SDXC card for $399 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD with Tamron Tripod Collar and 64GB Fuji SDXC card AND Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head for $429 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ this is double-checked, it is indeed Tamron, not Tokina πŸ™‚

+ Joby GripTight PRO Smartphone Mount for $17

+ CLAR Venus 5″ On-Camera RGB LED Light for $79

Tuesday: Metz, Sigma 40/1.4 DG HSM ART for $899 [C/N/E], Etc

Tuesday used to be (New) TunesDay but since that got moved to Friday, Tuesday is now ToonsDay πŸ˜‰ And we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ yes, it’s a LENS DAY back-to-back!
+ SIGMA 40mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $899
+ DSLR version in Canon EF and Nikon F
+ Mirrorless version in Sony E

+ Metz MegaBlitz flashes, 11 options, 44 AF-2 and M400, $100 to $130

+ SirUI SUP426SR Carbon-Fiber Photo/Video Monopod for $199

+ LuxLi Timpani 1×1 RGBAW LED Light for $700

+ 13.3″ Apple MacBook Airs (early 2020), five options, $880 to $1249
+ using conventional Intel processors
+ the new M1 silicon are the late 2020 models
+ already rumors talk of the upcoming M1x chip which is cannibalizing M1 sales πŸ™‚

+ Hyper 27,000mAh HyperJuice USB Type-C Power Delivery 3.0 Battery for $120
+ two USB-C, one USB-A ports, 100W Power Delivery 3.0, etc

+ Core SWX batteries, 16 options, $399 to $1799

+ flash deal (ends 12pm ET): Miggo Agua Sling Bag 60 for $89
+ has a little bit of aqua-blue color to justify the name πŸ˜‰

+ next flash deal (starts 12pm ET): LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen Dual SIM Smartphone (128GB, Unlocked)
+ price before sale $500
+ poor LG getting hammered and squeezed in the blockbuster movie “Battle of the Titans: Samsung vs Apple vs China Inc”
+ not to be confused with the “Attack On Titan” manga/anime; the Titans haven’t eaten LG yet πŸ˜‰

MEANWHILE at the Adorama daily deals [change Tuesday 10am ET] they have:

+ Gitzo GK0545T-82TQD Series 0 Traveler Tripod – 4 Section – with GH1382TQD Quick Release Center Ball Head for $450

+ LG 24MK430H-B 24″ Class 16:9 Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor with AMD FreeSync for $90

+ Nooie outdoor wifi security cam for $50

KINDA FREEBIE: if you are near a Habit Burger (part of the Burger 2.0 wave), you can get a free “Charburger with Cheese” when you download their app and purchase a regular size drink… The Charburger is more expensive than the regular drink πŸ™‚

Monday: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine, 12.9″ iPad PRO (2020), Etc

And just like that Monday is here once again and with it we have a new set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). And it’s a LENS DAY, hooray-hooray:

+ Rokinon 50mm T1.4 AS DS Cine DS manual focus lens for $379 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony E system or Micro 4/3rds

+ 12.9″ iPad Pro (Early 2020, Wi-Fi Only) for $949 (256GB on-board) or $1149 (512GB on-board), two color options each
+ also 256GB available as Wifi + Cellular for $1099

+ GVM Professional Video Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (32″) for $240

+ also Senal studio headphones for $45 and Denon In/Out speakers pair for $50 and AmazFit GTS smartwatches for $95 (six options)

+ flash deal: RucPac Solo Camera Strap for $20

+ next flash deal: Savage LiteShaper Flexible LED Panel

UPDATE: various Vivo standing desk / office related things and the refurbished Kindle (2019 model, 10th generation, latest model) for $40 are among the Monday Woot daily deals… If you love reading text-only books (eg fiction, or text-only non-fiction), an e-reader is a must have. Especially if you love reading in-bed or before bed time, because they are front-lit and black-n-white like paper, so they don’t affect your brain/sleep the way smartphones/tablets do, which are back-lit, so the light shines on your face instead… Or something like that…

Monday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals include Neewer 85mm f1.8 MF (Canon APS-C)

Thunderbolt and Lightning! No, not a weather report, and not the technical connector standards either. Monday is here at the Amazon USA Camera & Photo Lightning Deals and as of the time of writing there are 129 listings, among them:

+ starts 12:30pm ET: Neewer 85mm f1.8 manual focus for Canon APS-C
+ price before sale $101
+ only the Canon version is on the listing
+ averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 356 ratings

+ starts 1:24pm ET: Neewer Battery Grip (replacement for Canon BG-E14)
+ price before sale $39

+ action cams, kids cameras
+ generic P&S cameras and camcorders
+ body camera too

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods and Feiyu

+ studio, lightning (including LED panels) and background kits

+ digiframes, binos, on-camera monitors

+ on-camera flashes, monolites, selfie ring lights

+ once again, Neewer reigns supreme

Monday: Sigma 150-600 for $729 [C/N], SpyderX, DJi Mavic Mini, MeFoto, Dry Cabinets, LG, Gitzo, Etc

It’s not just any Monday today, it is Green Monday! Because we all reminisce longingly about Cyber Monday, so we need another named Monday πŸ˜‰

But it carries some weight because it’s a LENS DAY during Monday 12/14/20 at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out… A weightlifter lens day πŸ˜‰

+ Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporiaries for $729 in Canon EF or Nikon F options
+ optionally, under “Buy Together and Save” you can add the Sigma MC-11 mount converters for $99 each: either Sigma EF lenses to Sony E, or Sigma SA lenses to Sony E

+ DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit for $179
+ just like pixel-peeping [memo to self: be careful with the typos here!], calibration is also an officially recognized lifestyle

+ DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo with Hard-Shell Travel Case (Black) for $449
+ personally I’m waiting for the “Fly Less” combos πŸ˜‰

+ MeFoto RoadTrip S Travel Tripod (Carbon Fiber) for $100 in five color options which can be color-coded for project or by person
+ because you know there are some people who freak out if anyone else touches their stuff [and that’s pre-COVID]

+ LG 27UK670 27″ 16:9 4K FreeSync IPS Monitor for $330

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets, nine options, $70 to $1000
+ because humidity and dust and such are not a lens’s best friend

+ also $15 Polsen studio headphones

Flash Deals
+ ends 10am ET: GITZO GT3532 Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head Kit for $859

+ starts 10am ET: Pelican 1507TP Air Case with TrekPak Insert

+ starts 2pm ET: Sennheiser EW 112P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier

+ starts 7pm ET: Polsen M-85 Professional Dynamic Handheld Microphone

MEANWHILE at the Adorama daily deals [change Monday 10am ET] there’s the Incase 16″ Reform Backpack with TENSAERLITE for $35 and the Zendure Q3 Qi-Compatible 7.5W Wireless Charger for $13…

UPDATE #1: it’s Samsung Day at the Best Buy dailies and it includes:

+ 128GB EVO Plus microSDXC for $21!
+ 1TB T7 portable external USB 3.0 SSD for $160

+ S20* and S10* smartphones
+ Tab S6 (10.5″, 256GB) Android tablet for $430

+ TVs, soundbars, smartwatches, robot vacuums, etc

UPDATE #2: the headliner at the Woot website is a Philips Hue system sale, with 15 options ranging from $18 to $180, including starter kits, light bulbs, hubs, light-bars, etc…

The sales also include CANAKIT Raspberry Pi kits ($65 to $90), various assorted former flagship Samsung Galaxy phones ($70 to $410), Birkenstock sandals ($22 to $40) because we all have a bit of a hippy inside us πŸ™‚

Monday: Sigma 24-70/2.8 DG OS HSM Art for $899 [C/N/E/L]

Hooray, hooray, Monday comes in with a great start, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals and what a lens too, it’s the new condition Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM ART going for $899 with free US shipping and freebies depending on the mount option:

+ Nikon F version with FREE Sigma USB dock and FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ Canon EF version with FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ Sony E or Leica L with FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ 256GB Lexar PRO 1667x UHS-II SDXC for $50

+ National Geographic 50mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope for $40
+ the UFOs are coming!

+ GVM RGB LED Studio 2-Light Soft Video Light Panel Kit 50RS2L for $330

+ Cooamer UVC Sterilization Lamp, three options, $15 to $40

+ and now something for the Zoom-Slack generations:
++ Xcellon wireless presenters for $10
++ AMX ACV-5100 Acendo Vibe Conferencing Soundbar with Integrated Webcam for $199

+ flash deal: SirUI VSK-5 Video Survival Kit for $140
+ next flash deal: ManFrotto TwistGrip ComPlete Kit

UPDATE: some action at the Best Buy dailies for Monday:

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $15

+ 9.7-inch Nixplay LCD digiframe for $250

+ 1TB WD Blue internal SSD for $100

+ Nomatic ultimate travel backpack bundle for $180

+ and of course Poo-Pourri, now they can truly smell like roses πŸ˜‰

Of e-reader interest under “Computers” at the Woot website there’s a trio of new condition 9th-generation 7-inch Kindle Oasis e-readers ranging from $150 to $200 (8GB = $150, 32GB = $170, 32GB + cellular = $200). They come with a 1-year Amazon warranty. This is the “previous generation”. The latest Kindles are the 10th generation which includes the Oasis 3. Neither uses USB-C. Once upon a time I knew this line-up by heart, now there’s way too many of them. Thankfully there’s a very nice Wackypedia page to sort them all out! I got started with the “Kindle Keyboard”, although I was ponderously pondering the 9.7-inch Kindle DX before that…

Canon 1D Mark II Body w/64GB Sony CFast 2.0 for $4500

How about a speed-demon DSLR? The previous generation new condition Canon 1D X Mark II body only is now down to $4500 with free US shipping and a free 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 memory card at B&H Photo for a limited time…

In other deal action, they have:

+ BenQ EX2780Q 27″ 16:9 HDR FreeSync 144Hz IPS Gaming Monitor for $450

+ Apple AirPods sale, five options, $135 to $230

+ for more action, check their Cyber Week deals

Cyber Monday 1-Day Sale for Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Sony [226 options]

Cyber Monday sale-a-brations at B&H Photo. This set of promotions is good for Cyber Monday 2020 only. They expire on Monday at 11:59pm eastern:

+ Sony Lenses, 30 options, including primes, zooms, FE, PZ and of course some Zeiss-blessed lenses

+ Fuji Camera and Lens sales, 39 options including X-System cameras and lenses, an XP-series Finepix, and a medium format too

+ Canon Cameras, Lenses, Etc, 107 options, including EF, EF-S, RF, EF-M cameras and lenses, Powershots and various accessories

+ Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless, 50 options, cameras and lenses and a battery grip too

+ for more action, check all their Cyber Monday Deals for 2020

Sunday: Peak D, Spider, Vello Battery Grips, Lensbaby Velvet 56/1.6 for $295, 28/2.5 for $360, Etc

Sunday is here, and it’s Cyber Monday Eve already, but it’s also another “daily deal day” , this round of B&H daily deals is good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Vello Battery Grips, 30 options, $30 to $60 each

+ LensBaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 for $295 in Canon EF, Nikon F after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 for $360 after automatic in-cart coupon in Canon EF and Nikon F

+ Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 1 for $100 in two color options

+ Spider SpiderPro Hand Strap for $25

+ also TP-Link, Sandisk mp3 player and Motorola earphone offers

+ flash deal: Samsung 500GB 860 EVO SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $50
+ next four flash deals: various Sirui BCT-series tripods

+ for more action check the B&H Black Friday deals

Canon Black Friday Offerings (107 options, EF, EF-S, RF, EF-M, G-series)

Canon of course could not not participate in the Black Friday offerings and their set has 107 options that feature full frame and APS-C cameras from both their DSLR and Mirrorless worlds, along with lenses from EF/EF-S, RF and their Jon Snows (EF-M). There’s some fixed lens cameras too (eg G-series, SX-series) and some accessories too (flashes, battery grips, etc)… Too many to list here individually and stay sane πŸ™‚

Yongnuo Clip-On Coupons: 85/1.8 (N) for $170, 14/2.8 (C) for $395, 14/2.8 (N) for $420

B&H Photo has a trio of clip-on coupon promotions on select Yongnuo lenses. You clip the clip-on coupon over there to get the discount. After the clip-on coupons, the prices drop as follows:

+ 85mm f1.8 (Nikon F) for $170

+ 14mm f2.8 (Canon EF) for $395

+ 14mm f2.8 (Nikon F) for $420

Canon 50mm f1.8 STM with Filter Kit for $99

Prime time under $100 for Canon EF users! The good old 50mm f1.8 STM lens is now down to $99 at authorized Canon dealers and Adorama is including freebies, a 49mm Pro-Optic digital essentials kit (three filters and a case), along with a cap tether and a cleaning kit…

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for $1199 with Choice of FREEbies (Tripod or TAP-IN Console, Filters) [C/N]

Zoom with your feet has its limits, unless you have Inspector Gadget type of feet. For other occasions, there’s big zoom lenses, such as the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens which is currently on sale and with freebies at various authorized dealers. This is available for the Canon EF and Nikon F DSLR systems. The sale price is $1198 but you also have a choice of free accessories included:

+ at B&H Photo you get the Tamron TAP-IN console and a B&W 95mm UV Haze MRC filter
+ Nikon only: or if you don’t need the extra accessories and you want to optimize for a lower price, B&H has it USED for $943 in “Used – Condition 9” (minor scuffs and surface marks)

+ at Adorama, this listing has a freebie that is the Vanguard Vesta 203AGH 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with GH-45 Pistol Grip Head ($60 on its own)
+ after all, there’s only so many Tamron TAP-In consoles one can have πŸ™‚
+ or with free accessories (lens filters and software), or look in the options on the same listing for an option with the Gobe 95mm filter

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art with FREE Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT Tripod and TBH-100 Head with Arca-Swiss Type QR Plate for $799 [C/N] {other freebies for other systems}

There’s a special place in photographer’s historic hearts for the 50mm prime lens, and if you like the f1.4 aperture, you may be interested in this new Shiguma offer, their 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens is on sale for $799 at authorized dealers. The freebies vary as follows:

At Adorama’s, Nikon F and Canon EF users get a free Sigma USB dock and the big freebie, a Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT Tripod and TBH-100 Head with Arca-Swiss Type QR Plate which goes for $180 on its own!

At B&H Photo you get a free Sigma USB dock and a free Hoya filter kit in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Leica L, Sigma SA “color schemes” [okay, lens mount options]. The Sony E is at the same price BUT it does not include a free USB dock…

Refurbished Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $379 [C]

This lens was a daily deal in new condition for $479 a couple of days ago but if you want to optimize for an even lower price, Adorama has the refurbished Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $379 with a 90-day Sigma USA warranty. This is only available in Canon EF.

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 MF for $630 [E/C], $649 [N], $659 [GF]

If you like super-bright manual focus lenses, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 manual focus lens is currently on sale for a limited time and at different prices for different camera systems at B&H Photo and also at Adorama as follows:

+ Canon EF for $629 (only at Adorama)
+ Sony E for $630
+ Nikon F for $649
+ Fuji GF (Medium Format) for $659
+ the other options (A,K) are higher
+ manual focus all of them

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $479 [C]

I forgot about Dre, and also forgot about the Adorama daily deals where’s it’s another lens day! This set of offers ends on Tuesday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out]:

+ Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro for Canon EF for $479
+ only the Canon, and nothing more

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Monolight With Glow 24″ HexaPop for $499

+ Qnap TS-251D 2-Bay NAS Enclosure, Intel Celeron J4005 Dual-Core 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM for $230
+ finally a good use for Celery processors πŸ™‚

UPDATE: among the Woot daily deals (expire Tuesday 11:59pm [hello] central) they have Kindle e-readers and tablets starting at $20, previous gen Android phones, Macbooks and iPads, all of the refurbished kind of course…

UPDATE #2: FREE coffee until the end of 2020 at Panera Bread when you subscribe to their Netflix-style coffee plan (use coupon code FREETIL2021 which is already built-into this link]. If you don’t cancel it, it will auto-renew at the standard rate of $9/month. You can cancel it online or using their app. This includes free (hot or iced) coffee and hot tea. Every two hours you can go and get free refills too. The other more expensive drinks are not included (no espresso-based drinks, no iced tea, no cold brew, no extra syrups, etc). The trick here is to resist getting other things (pastries, sweets, etc) every time you go in for the free coffee. Which is really their plan because many people many times won’t/can’t resist πŸ™‚

Monday: Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD for $379 [C/N], Manfrotto, Reikan Lens Cal, Etc

Hooray, hooray, Monday 11/23/20 [one week before Cyber Monday] is LENS DAY once again at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD for $379 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Manfrotto Street Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLR/CSC (Green and Gray) for $50
+ nice all ages type of color and style

+ Vanguard Manfrotto Street Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLR/CSC (Green and Gray) for $65

+ Reikan FOCAL PRO lens calibration for $90
+ pixel calibrator-peepers of the world, unite and take over!

+ GenAray Contender LED Spot Focusing Light with Battery Module Kit (Bi-Color) for $249

+ 3pk LuxLi Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light for $529

+ 12TB Glyph Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive for $350
+ back in our time we had floppy disk with a glorious 1KB of storage, you spoiled 21st century brats πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal: Ruggard Memory Card Case for 6 CF Cards for $7
+ next flash deal: Pelican 1525 AirNF Carry-On Case (Orange) [price before sale $153]

UPDATE: at the Woot dailies under “Electronics” there’s the RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank (two output ports and a flashlight) going for $12 for Prime members and $14 for everybody else. Power input is via micro-USB, which makes for good deals since a lot of people want to go with USB-C these days…

If you have any pending or procrastinated studio or home improvement projects, the Monday NewEgg dailies include a $100 Lowes gift card for $90, that’s a 10% off discount right there!

UPDATE #2: on the tech gear/gifts front, Adorama is including for FREE a 20,000 MaH Energizer powerbank and the obligatory cleaning cloth when you buy the new US-warranty Sony WH 1000X M4 headphones for $278 with free US shipping in your choice of color scheme. I hear, some people tell me, rumor has it, this might be even better than BOSE when it comes to noise cancelling πŸ™‚

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Autofocus for Sony E for $499

Hooray, hooray, we have yet another LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals [CORRECTED LINK] good until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 AF for Sony E for $499
+ the DSLR versions (Canon EF, Nikon F) are on sale for $549 on their own but they are not part of the daily deal

+ Tascam DR-40X 4-track DAR and USB Audio I/F for $140

+ also powerbank and Swann security camera DVR system

Sunday: Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro for $329 [C/N/K/E/Z/RF], Etc

Not only these are fun toys for kids of all ages, they are also great photography props without paying the “photography gear tax”. The Sunday Meh deal du jour is a 2-pack of Jedi Apprentice Electronic Lightsabers for $12 plus shipping [free for Mehmembers]…

Sunday has arrived at the B&H daily deals as well with happy happy joy joy it’s a LENS DAY once again! Offers good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens for $329
+ for DSLR systems in Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ for MirrorNYET systems in Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra C10 microSDXC with SD adapterfor $4.45
+ 10pk of above for $43
+ with SD and USB 2.0 adapters for $5.69

+ for the gear color-coders out there, five different color schemes of the MeFoto Walkabout S travel alumin(i)um Monopod for $25 each
+ for example, red for parties, white for weddings, black for night shooting, green for nature and blue for water/sea πŸ˜‰

+ Spider Camera Holster Spiderlight Hand Strap for $10 in three color options

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40
+ because cameras have feelings too and they can feel the cold and the rain as well!

+ Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for $30 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony Multi, Sony-Minolta, select Nikon/Fuji, select OlyPan/Canon; check individual product listings for more details over there

+ ApeXel 4-in-1 Cell Phone Camera System for $18

+ flash deal: Magnus BHSP-04 Ball Head with Built-In Smartphone Adapter for $13
+ next flash deal: Tamrac PRO strap (price before sale $50)

UPDATE: at the Woot daily deals there’s a single-use Energizer MAX alkaline sale. They are sold in bulk packaging: 100 AA for $38, 100 AAA for $39, 50 of each for $40. BUT WAIT, there’s LESS! IF you are a Prime member, you pay $5 less for each. You have to connect your Amazon Prime account with your Woot account – if you haven’t done so already. This is a one-time thing, not everytime there’s an offer!

Canon 24mm f2.8 STM EF-S with FREEbies for $119

If you are part of the Canon EF-S ecosystem [or using the appropriate adapters], Adorama is offering the new condition Canon 24mm f2.8 STM EF-S lens for $119 with free US shipping and some freebies too included by Adorama: 52mm filter kit (three filters and filter case), cleaning kit and lens cap tether…

The same price is also available at B&H Photo but without the extra freebies…

Wedn: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $139 [C/N/E/X/m43], Etc

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

++ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $139
+ DSLR option in Canon EF, Nikon F
+ Mirrorless option in Sony E, Fuji X and M43rds

+ IndiPRO Universal Power Grip for Devices with Canon LP-E6 Battery with FREE D-Tap PRO battery charger for $199

+ Celestron 8×32 TrailSeeker Binoculars (Green) for $130

+ gEnAray Trailblazer T40D Daylight LED Light (40W) for $119

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $60
+ with the right lighting, this can also be used as a horror movie prop πŸ˜‰

+ also internal SSD and JBL true wireless

+ flash deal: Goal Zero Nomad 28 Plus Solar Panel for $150
+ next flash deal: Pelican 3310R-RA Right-Angle Rechargeable FlashLight (Yellow)

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (change Wednesday 10am ET) are:

+ StabiLens Cinematographer Kit for $100

+ Alter 72mm Rapid Filter System, Includes Lens Mounting Ring for $20

+ Athlon Optics 10×32 Talos Series Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 6.5 Degree Angle of View for $70
+ not sure if it’s related to “Athlon Sports” season preview magazines

+ Air Selfie AIR PIX Portable Pocket-Size 12MP HD Flying Camera with Smartphone Control for $96

UPDATE #2: at the Woot daily deals they have factory refurbished Parrot drones under “Electronics” ($64 to $280), a $24 Bio Bidet (non-electric) under “Clearance”, and a budget refurbished HP AMD A9 laptop for $260 under “Computers”…

UPDATE #3: and at the Best Buy dailies they have:

+ 400GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC for $90
+ 1TB WD Blue internal SATA SSD for $100
+ various other electronics and kitcheny items…

UPDATE #4: among the Wednesday Amazon USA dailies they have another sale on Anker accessories along with various Sabrent internal SSDs…

Profoto A1X Flash with Extras for $895 [C/N/S/F]

Profoto [the brand name] fans, your time has come! Good until Thursday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] the current Adorama daily deal is a sale on two Profoto options:

+ Profoto A1X On/Off-Camera Flash with Built-in AirTTL Remote with FREE A1 Grid kit and Wide Lens for A1 Studio Light and Gel Kit for $895 in your choice of Nikon, Sony, Canon or Fuji system

+ Profoto A1X AirTTL On/Off-Camera Flash and Profoto Connect Flash Trigger for $995 in your choice of the same four systems as above

Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine [C] for $299, Etc

We have a union of the two towers day! It’s also LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals which change at 10am ET (on Thursday in this very case) ~ or earlier if sold out…

The lens in question is the new condition Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine for the Canon system going for $299 with free US shipping.

Not part of the daily deal, but on sale of their own are the versions of this lens for other systems that go for $329 (Sony E, Nikon F).

Also part of Adorama’s daily deals is another Quasar. No, you don’t need to call Neil deGrasse-Tyson, it’s a space-quasar, it’s an LED light going for $100 πŸ™‚

Canon Labor Day Instant Savings (23 options)

The official Canon USA online store is running their own Labor Day sale with 23 products featured, including the 7D Mark II APS-C DSLR with the 18-135mm lens and Wifi kit for $1799, the 6D Mark II with 24-105/3.5-5.6 IS STM for the same price, the 80D APS-C Video Creator Kit for $1499, and more DSLR, RF and EF-M options as well…

But that’s not all. You can head on to their Deals and Promotions page for a variety of other specials and promotions…

PS: you may also want to check the B&H Photo Canon sale which has 80+ items on offer…

Battery Grips for Sony a9/a7(R) III for $50, Canon 80D/90D for $55

The new Adorama daily deal [changes Monday Labor Day at 10am ET] are two new condition Green Extreme battery grips. The one for the Canon 80D and 90D goes for $55, while the one for the Sony a9, a7 III and a7R III goes for $49 with free US shipping… Also part of this set of daily deals is the Quasar Science Q25-R rainbow linear LED lamp kit for $260…

Wedn: Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 PRO FX for $599 [Canon], Etc

Hooray, hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, more specifically for Canon EF fans [and those with the appropriately compatible adapters), it is the new condition Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 PRO FX going for $599 with free US shipping. Only the Canon EF is on sale, not the Nikon…

Also happening today:

+ 2pk of 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 G Series Memory Cards for $150

+ ManFrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-50 Carry-On Camera Roller Bag for $140

+ GenAray Spectro LED 800B1 Bi-Color Studio LED Light for $279

All the above are good until Wednesday 8/26/20 at 11:59pm ET [or earlier for anything that sells out ahead of its designated time]…

PS: I double-checked, it is indeed Tokina, not Tamron πŸ™‚

UPDATE: in other deal du jour action, at the Best Buy offers you can haz the 512GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC (A2, U3, V30, UHS-I, Z5, Y65, N-I-34, RR44, etc) for $120 with the usual Shutterfly freebie/coupon…

Among the Woot dailies they have the Essential 360 camera (with its matching case) going for $140 [under “Electronics”] {the Essential was a flash-in-the-pan Android phone}, while at “Computers” they have 12.5″ Mobile Pixels portable monitors for $200… I am a big fan of ChromeBooks [despite Google’s data-creepiness] but the offer under “Clearance” for $150 is a BAD ONE!. It’s an old refurbished 11.6″ Samsung Chromebook with 2GB RAM, no touchscreen, 16GB on-board storage, old Exynos 5250 processor, ports on the back instead of the sides, no more OS updates [platform expired already in 2018]. This was my first Chromebook purchased *GASP* eight years ago, but despite the emotional attachment (?!?!?!?!) it’s a big NO for 2020 [there are so many newer options out there!].

UPDATE #2: the current Adorama daily deal (changes Thursday 10am ET) is the Green Extreme CB12 Compact Battery Pack for Sony Flashes offered for $20 with free US shipping….

Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine MF lens for $229 [C/N/E/m43] {ends Tue 10am ET}

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Tuesday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] where they are offering the new condition Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DeClicked Aperture and Follow Focus manual focus lens for $229 with free US shipping in the Canon EF system and Nikon F system. Also on sale for the same price (without the declicked/follow) is this lens in the Sony E and Micro four Thirds systems…

Thursday: Canon 6D body only [International Edition] for $758

UPDATE: the offer is now live, for Thursday 8/6/20 until 11:59pm pacific time, it is the new condition international Canon 6D body only offered by 6ave through NewEgg for $758 with free US shipping…

According to the teasers for “tomorrow’s” deals of the day at the NewEgg website they are planning to have a sale on the international version of the Canon 6D body only as part of their Thursday August 6 in 2020 deals of the day. Here’s all the info they give on the teaser:

Tokina 14-20mm f2 AT-X PRO DX with FREE Lens Case for $359 [C/N] {ends Fri 10am ET}

Hooray, hooray, it’s LENS DAY at the Adorama Daily Deals, it is the new condition Tokina 14-20mm f2 AT-X PRO DX lens with a FREE Tokina Lens Case for $359 with free US shipping in your choice of Canon and Nikon…

There’s also a secondary daily deal today, it’s the new condition 2pk 128GB LEXAR 1667x SDXC UHS-II/U3 Memory Card for $60 with free US shipping. It comes out to $30 per memory card…

Offers end on Friday at 10am eastern or earlier for anything that sells out…

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $399 [Canon only]

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro lens for $399 with free US shipping in the Canon EF version… Only the Canon version is on sale…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 MF with Canon EF chip for $329, Moza, Kingston, Etc [ends Sat PM]

TRUE or FALSE? One of the most popular songs at photographer karaoke bars in Japan is the song o/~ here I am, Rokin-on you like a hurricane o/~ ? πŸ™‚

Which brings us to the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC manual focus lens with AE chip going for $329 with free US shipping in the Canon EF system as one of the B&H daily deals, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]. As usual, B&H does not accept orders Friday PM to Saturday PM [check their website for exact times], that’s why these offers have a 48-hour cycle…

The rest of them:

+ 32GB Kingston DataTraveler Mini Rex USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $6.50

+ Energizer Multi-Fit LCD Timer Remote Shutter Release for $16
+ as with most things that are multi-tip/multi-fit, they do come with their trade-offs and the reviews of this product seem to agree with this assessment, it averages 3 out of 5 based on 16 customer reviews, so read up on it if you are not familiar with it

+ BOLT CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon/Nikon & Bolt VX Series Flashes for $40 each [choice of Canon or Nikon system]

+ Moza Slypod for $319
+ a very sly p(r)od(uct) indeed!

+ Pelican ProGear 1810 LED Keychain Light for $7 in two body-color options
+ all these flashlights are making me want to experiment with light painting;
+ power-blackouts are probably Christmas for Light Painters? πŸ™‚

If you are shopping in the European market, one of the Amazon Germany deals of the day is a photography lighting products. Shock and awe! It’s the new condition GEEKOTO Softbox Set Fotostudio going for 51 euro. This being a heavy product [shipping weight 4.3 kilos (around 9 lbs)], shipping costs may be prohibitive unless you are in the free shipping zone (Germany, Austria, etc)… Also there you can get the AUKEY mechanical LED-illuminated keyboard for 42.50 euro but note that this is the German QWERTZ configuration, not the “normal” QWERTY configuration…

Meanwhile the headliner Woot deal du jour is a big iPhone sale going from 7 to 11 in options. WWDC is next week though, so if you must need not get one right now, you may want to see what Apple is …COOKing this TIMe (surely I’m not the first one to do this “hidden” Tim Cook thing?)

Apple also leads the way at the Best Buy daily deals with a 15.4-inch MacBook PRO sale…

SSD prices have dropped enough where you don’t have to settle for the 64GB or the 128GB options. One of the Friday NewEGG daily deals [remember these start at 3am eastern] is the 512GB HP S700 PRO 2.5″ SATA III 3D NAND internal SSD going for $60…

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART with FREE USB Dock for $499 [N]

The current Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET ~ or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $499 with the FREE Sigma USB Dock for the Nikon system, and $499 without the Sigma USB Dock for the Canon system… As the “DC” suggests, for those not familiar with “Sigma World”, this is an APS-C lens…

Canon 50mm f1.8 IS STM w/freebie for $99

A must have for every photographer many claim, the 50mm prime, and if so, and if you are a Canon shooter or use the appropriate adapters, you can get the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 IS STM at B&H Photo for $99 with free US shipping and a free cleaning kit…

New round of Canon Instant Savings include RP body for $899, RP with 24-105 for $999 [with Extras]

Sunday has brought a new round of Canon Instant Savings promotions with a mix of DSLR and Mirrorless offers. The aforelinked link has the Top 17 offers at B&H Photo and it includes a drop of the RP full frame mirrorless body only to $899 with free extras (128GB Extreme PRO, camera bag, etc) or you can get it with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 for $999.

Monday: Sigma 24-105/4 DG OS HSM ART for $649 [C/N], Vanguard VEO2, SpyderX, SpiderPRO, Etc

UPDATE: the Amazon Gold Box deal of the day is the new condition Samsung S20 Plus going for $950 in the 128GB version and $1100 in the 512GB version… Also on sale is the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with coffee capsules included for $115…

I think they need to reboot the week with some new names and branding. This whole Monday, Tuesday, … , Sunday thing is getting boring. But until the reboot is complete, today is indeed Monday 6/8/20 and with it we have a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art for $649 in your choice of Nikon F or Canon EF
+ a sign of how well the Nikon and Canon full frame mirrorless systems are doing is mayhaps if/when Sigma starts making many of their lenses for those systems πŸ™‚

+ Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Aluminum Tripod with Compact Ball Head (Red, 4.4′) for $50
+ there’s only a little bit of red on it, it’s not a USSR full-on red tripod πŸ™‚

+ DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit for $199

+ SpiderPro Hand Strap for $25 in two color options

+ Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (4 oz) for $12

The headliner of the Amazon Chermany gold bote is a new condition 14-inch Lenova IdeaPAD Slim Windows laptop for 429 euro with 8GB RAM, Ryzen 5 3500U, 512GB SSD storage, 52.5 Wh battery, backlit keyboard, Vega 8, 1080p, etc. Note that this has the Germany QWERTZ keyboard…

MEanwhile at the Woot dailies there’s an open-box Chromebook Pixel (first generation) for $220 in Clearance, and an open-box Logitech MK550 Wave wireless keyboard x mouse combo for $40. Not for tight desk spaces as you can tell from the picture πŸ™‚

For fans of nature and the great outdoors (and the simulated-outdoors indoors), the Best Buy daily deals headliner is a sale on Rexing trail cameras and binoculars. For those leading a USB-C lifestyle, there’s a Satech USB-C Mobile Hub for $40…

Samyang/Rokinon 85mm 1.4 MF lenses start at $248 [m43], $259 [X, K], $269 [Z], Etc

IF the new $399 Rokinon 85mm f1.4 II manual focus lenses do not tempt you and you want to optimize for a lower price, $269 is what it takes to get into the new condition Samyang 85mm f1.4 MF lens with the Nikon Focus Confirm

The other Samyang and Rokinon 85mm f1.4 options [look for them in the aforelinked search results]:

+ M43rds for $248
+ Pentax K mount and Fuji X for $259
+ Nikon Z for $269
+ Sony E for $299
+ Canon RF for $319
+ the search results also include the Auto Focus (AF) lenses which obviously cost double or more

I know, I know, it is 2020, some of you will argue, there’s no way I’m dealing with Manual Focus Lenses in 2020. Next thing you’re gonna tell me to buy a Huawei P40 phone and spend 20 hours every single frakking week hunting for new hacks and loopholes to run Google Play on them πŸ˜‰

And you would be right if your typical subject matter or your style of photography requires autofocus. But a lot of things don’t move at all, others move in predictable ways, and in these COVID-stressful times there’s a certain level of relaxation and grounding when you use manual focus. And in some ways, it forces you to pay closer attention to the scene you are photographing…

Pre-order new Rokinon 14/2.8 II and 85/1.4 II Manual Focus Lenses [C/N/E/X/m43/EF-M]

Rokinon fans, unite and take over! Rokinon lenses are now old enough that we have “II” models, and two new “II” primes are now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo as follows:

+ 85mm f1.4 II for $399 in Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fuji X, Canon EF-M, M43

+ 14mm f2.8 II for $499 in Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fuji X, Canon EF-M, M43

These are manual focus lenses. Try finding a 85/1.4 for this price for Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony of any kind

Samyang 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye with removable hood for $189 [C]

Canon shooters, your fisheye time has arrived! For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Canon EF version of the Samyang 8mm f3.5 HD lens with removable hood for $189 with free US shipping…

PS: Drinking Game (with Water) for this 80 minute Creative LIVE class: every time the instructor says “interesting”. I find it really interesting that someone can say interesting so many times in 80 minutes πŸ™‚

Memorial Day: Sigma 70-200/2.8 OS for $999 [C/N], WD RED, Samsung SSD, 64GB Sony CFast 2.0, Pelican Cases, Etc

It’s a LENS DAY, and what a lens, it’s an f2.8 pro zoom, and it’s the headliner of the Memorial Day B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Monday 5/25/20 [get ready, Christmas is just seven months away!] or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 in Canon or Nikon
+ sorry to disappoint the Seven Foveon Fans, but the Sigma SA is NOT on sale

+ Samsung T7 portable SSDs, 4 options, discount after automatic in-cart coupon

+ WD RED and RED PRO NAS drives, 8 options, discount after automatic in-cart coupon

+ 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 with USB 3.0 card reader for $100

+ Axler Robin 05R V2 Stabilizer for $25
+ ironic name for these type of devices could have been “Jumping Jack”

+ Pelican Cases, nine options, $100 to $250

+ GenAray SpectroLED-14 Flood LED Light for $169
+ optional “buy together” bundle as well

+ flash deal: Sachtler Air-Flow Camera Backpack for $138~
+ next flash deal: Vello EZ-Flip Gel Set

UPDATE: starting at 3am ET (as usual), the NewEGG daily deals include:

+ 512GB Team microSDXC for $65
+ 3TB WD RED NAS HDD for $78
+ 128GB Team USB 3.1 flash drive for $14
+ RAM, SSD, Radeon, etc..

UPDATE #2: the headliner of the Amazon Gold Box for Memorial Day 2020 is a sale on Surface PRO X tablets with Wi-fi and 4G LTE going for $750 (128GB storage) or $850 (256GB)…