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)…

In-Stock Now: Canon 1D X Mark III with CFexpress bundle

Speed demon time! The Canon 1D X Mark III CFexpress bundle is now in-stock and ready to ship from B&H Photo for $6499 with free US shipping. This bundle, as the CFexpress name hints at, includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO Type B Card and a Sandisk Extreme PRO CFexpress card reader. This speed-demon camera runs up to 16fps with the OVF and up to 20fps with Live View…

PS: me personally, I’m holding out for the Smartmedia bundle πŸ™‚

Tue: Tokina 100/2.8 FF MACRO for $379 [C/N], NISI, GVM, Peak D, Smith-Victor, Etc

It’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals for Tuesday May 19 in 2020, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that sells out ahead of its designated time)…

+ Tokina 100mm f2.8 MACRO full-frame AT-X-i lens for $379 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ NISI V6 100mm Filter Holder Kit with Filter, two choices, $120 to $160

+ Peak Design Everyday Backpack (20L, Ash) for $150

+ Smith-Victor Edge Light Portable LED Light Stick for $43

+ GVM GT-120WD Wireless Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (47″) with Bluetooth Remote for $330

+ Vello Extenda camera remotes, three options, $80 to $190

UPDATE:: meanwhile at the BEst BuY DaiLies they have the new condition 128GB sandisk Ultra PLUS microSDXC card going for $25…

International Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 IS STM for $499

Woot Garage is having yet another rolling variant of their promotions and under the currently in-stock Electronics they have the following camera-n-photo related items:

+ international Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 IS STM lens for $500 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ multi-country AC-power and USB power-adapter (four USB Type A, one USB Type C) for $16

+ the $55 Yongnuo is sold out on its individual product page even though it has not been marked with the red diagonal “SOLD OUT” on the listings

Wedn: Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG ART for $599 [C/N/A/K/E/L/Si], Canon IVU CLIQ Instant Printer for $50, Etc

It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $599 in your choice of DSLR and mirrorless:
+ DSLR: Canon F, Nikon EF [HA], Bentax K, Sony A, Sigma SA
+ MirrorNYET: Sony E and Leica L

+ Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer for $50 after automatic in-cart coupon in three color schemes

+ MiniMAX Portable & Collapsible Stool for $33

+ EdelKrone HeadONE for $279

+ also Marantz network CD receiver and JBL Jump earphones

UPDATE: meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is a big surprise, it is the Arcade1Up Street Fighter II Arcade Cabinet going for $220. You could use it as a studio prop for the appropriate tax deduction [#thisISnotTAXadvice]

Tokina 14-20mm f2 DX with FREE Tokina Lens Case for $369 [C] or $399 [N] {ends Thur 10am ET}

APS-C photographers, unite and take over! Hooray for lens days, today is a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal, offering the new condition Tokina 14-20mm f2 DX (aka APS-C) AT-X PRO lens. You also earn 4% promotional rewards on the purchase…

The Canon version goes for $369 with free US shipping and with a FREE Tokina-branded Lens Case included automatically by Adorama!

Meanwhile the Nikon version goes for $399 with free US shipping and the same Tokina-branded Lens Case included automatically by Adorama.

The sale ends on Thursday at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out…

In-Stock Now: Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 for $549 [C/N/E/X/Z]

If they made Lensbabies in the blue color scheme, they could have mayhaps licensed the “Blue Velvet” song? Well, they didn’t ask me for my marketing advice, so let’s move on πŸ™‚

IF you are a fan of the Lensbaby way of lens-ing, the Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 is now in-stock in multiple color systems for $550 with free US shipping at B&H Photo, in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, and Fuji X systems. Still not in-stock are the Canon R and M43rds…

Pre-order new Canon EOS C300 III EF Body for $11,000

IF you are a fan of the Canon video-priority cameras, we have 11,000 good news for you! Canon has revealed their brand new Cinema EOS C300 III camera body in the EF mount with a preordering price of $11,000 at B&H Photo

Also coming along for the ride is a new Canon 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 Super35 zoom lens. More on these at the B&H Explora

Rokinon Cine DS Six Lens Kit for $2399 [C/N/E/m43]

If you are fond of the Rokinon Cine DS lenses and you are ready to commit to them, and if you have either a Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony E or Micro Four Thirds system, these six-packs of Cine lenses are on sale for each system for $2399 at B&H Photo

Of the six lenses, four of them at T1.5: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85m, while the 14mm is T3.1 and the 135mm is T2.2…

Tokina 12-24mm f2 PRO DX AT-X for $399 [C/N]

For Nikon and Canon APS-C photographers (and the occasional 35mm FF photographers who like to experiment with smaller imaging circles), B&H Photo is offering the new condition Tokina 12-24mm f2 PRO DX AT-X lens for $399 with free US shipping when they return on 4/20/20. This is available in Canon EF-S and Nikon DX only.

PS: the usual blanket caveat, the names “Tamron” and “Tokina” are so close I often confuse them, so this is a blanket correction for past, present, future, alternate realities, Westworld simulations, and higher dimension posts πŸ˜‰

In-Stock: Canon 1D X Mark III body for $6499

Vroom-vrooooom! If you want/need the brand new Canon 1D X Mark III body only, it is now in-stock at B&H Photo at its starting price of $6499. You also earn 2% promotional rewards, which comes out to a respectable $130~.

Note that B&H is closed for Passover, but the earlier you order it, the earlier you get in line. The orders will ship on April 20 when they return from the holiday…

LAST CALL: 10% off Canon and Nikon gear with KEH coupon [ends Wedn PM]

In the real-world, there’s the power of love. In the world of digital cameras, there’s the power of CaNiKoN πŸ˜‰ Case in point, good until Wednesday 4/8/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN4A gets you 10% off Canon and Nikon camera gear participating in this promotion. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

EXCLUDED are “NEW” condition, “USED – Like New” and digital starter kits…

Refurbished Canon camera and lens offerings (115 options)

The official Canon USA store is running a number of offers at the moment on refurbished Canon camera gear as follows:

+ 14 refurbished Powershot fixed lens cameras, a mix of G-series, superzooms and three Elphes too (okay, so the plural of “Elph” is “Elphs” or “Elves” or “Elphes”?)

+ 23 refurbished interchangeable lens cameras of the EF, EF-S and EF-M (mirrorless) variety

+ 73 refurbished Lenses of the EF, EF-S, EF-M and RF kind

+ get the refurbished Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 III for +$80 when purchased together with select Canon APS-C DSLR kits (five options)

Monday: Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 [C/N/E/L], Dr. Bag, GVM, AceBil

Monday is here in the B&H daily deals and hooray, it’s another LENS DAY! Offers good until Monday 4/6/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM Art for DSLRs for $999 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN HSM Art for Mirrorless systems for $1199 in Sony E and Leica L

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 30 for $79

+ AceBil I-705DX Prosumer Tripod System for $100

+ GVM 800D-RGB LED Studio 3-Video Light Kit for $259

+ Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Power Pack with 110 Volt Inverter Kit for $80

+ also $18 Sennheiser earphone and $300 VocoPro wireless microphone package

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday at 10am ET) is the new condition Monument Labs Personal Cloud Server with Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi for $99 with free US shipping…

UPDATE #2: one of the New Egg dailies is the new condition 128GB Team Color II microSDXC offered for $14 with up to three per customer. Sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

Thursday: Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 [C/N/A/K], Rotolight, Peak D, Tascam DR05, 3Doodler, Etc

Hooray, back to back lens days at the B&H daily deals and for Thursday 4/2/20, it is SHIGUMA time! Good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax APS-C SLR systems

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (10L) for $80 in two color schemes

+ RotoLight NEO 2 LED Light for $140

+ Porta Brace Wheeled Rigid Frame DSLR Case for $250

+ RAVpower 20,100mAh Universal Power Bank with AC Outlet for $60

+ Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder for $65

+ 3Doodler Create EDU Bundle (Full) for $599

UPDATE: the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 hard drive for $180…

Tamron 35mm f1.4 Di USD SP with FREE Tap-In, B+W Filter for $699 [C/N]

If you prefer a zoom to a body-builder zoom lens, then the Tamron instant savings have you covered as well. Their 35mm f1.4 Di USD SP lens is on sale for $699 with free US shipping in your choice of Canon or Nikon SLR systems at B&H Photo and B&H is including three free items with purchase while this promotion is running:

  • Tamron TAP-IN Console for Canon or Nikon (depending on lens purchase)
  • B+W 72mm UV Haze MRC filter
  • Zeiss lens cleaning kit

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 SP with FREE Tap-In, B+W Filter for $1199 [C/N]

If you are looking for a 150-600mm lens for your Canon or Nikon SLR systems, thanks to a new instant savings promotion, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 SP for $1199 with free US shipping AND three free items included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running:

  • Tamron TAP-IN Console for Canon or Nikon (depending on lens purchase)
  • B+W 95mm UV Haze MRC filter
  • Zeiss lens cleaning kit

PS: mayhaps the only time when the Zeiss branded product is the lowest priced in a photographic bundle πŸ™‚

19 classes for $19 per class at CreativeLIVE includes Lens Classes (Canon or Nikon $19 each)

Creative LIVE is back with their “19 Square” deal, 19 classes for $19 each for a limited time only! A variety of subject matter is included, such as food photography, Lightroom Classic CC workflow, newborns, videography, Lightroom for Scrapbooking and more!

But wait, we are not done yet! For gear-heads and gear-interested photographers, they have three lensaholic classes as part of the sale for $19 each as follows, taught by resident gearhead John GreengoL

UPDATE: meanwhile, good until April 1st in 2020 at 11:59pm, Tor Books (books publisher) is offering for FREE the 300+ page scifi ebook “The Collapsing Empire” (Book #1 of a Trilogy) by John Scalzi. The trilogy concludes on April 14 when the third book is published, so you are guaranteed to get an ending to the story ~ something fans of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “Kvothe” cannot πŸ™‚

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $379 [Canon w/AE chip] {chipless Pentax K for $279}

Nikon is no longer than only one with “AE chipped” Rokinon/Samyang lenses. Canon mount options have them too. Such is the case with this limited time offer, running until 4/8/20 (or earlier if sold out), it is the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC lens going for $379 with free shipping in the Canon with AE chip option at B&H Photo

On the same page, you will find also on sale other SLR options without an AE chip. The Pentax version goes for $279 while the Sony-Minolta A goes for $289.

Thur: Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 [C/N]

It’s another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, and not just any lens but an f2.8 PRO zoom, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 in your Canon EF or Nikon F

+ VelBon Sherpa 6350D Tripod with PHD-65D 3-Way Pan Head for $60

+ AngLer 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light for $99

+ DraCast LED3000 Silq Bi-Color LED Panel for $479

+ TasCam DR-60DmkII 4-Input / 4-Track Multitrack Field Recorder for $130

+ also Teradek and Polsen audio gear

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (ends Fri 10am ET) is the new condition Acer Nitro 7 15.6″ Full HD IPS Gaming Notebook (i7-9750H 2.60GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB, W10H, etc) going for $649…

UPDATE: the Best Buy dailies include the new condition 3TB WD Black P10 external hard drive with USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A going for $90.

UPDATE #2: the extra downtime is a great opportunity to rekindle (pun intended) the reading habit, be it fiction or non-fiction, and for that, you have plenty of affordable options in the $1 to $3 at the Kindle Monthly Deals, with over 1000 options, broken down by various categories…

UPDATE #3: speaking of ebooks, if you have an Amazon ereader hardware device, you are eligible for a FREE 2-Month Kindle Unlimited trial. If not cancelled before the expiration, it will automatically convert to a $10/month Netflix-style subscription. They have over 70,000 options now, including “designer books” (eg Harry Potter), it’s not just self-published authors… (I’m assuming the system determines that you “have” an Amazon eReader if one is registered to your account?)…

Refurbished Canon 6D body only for $795

Also digging through the Woot offerings we find in refurbished condition the US model of the Canon 6D body only (the first generation) going for $795 with free S&H for Primes (or $6 flat for non) and a 90-day Woot warranty.

Up to three per customer at the sale price. SquareTrade offers an optional 1-year protection plan for +$110.

Refurbished Canon 5DS body only for $1100

Among its longer running Camera Offerings Woot has the refurbished US model Canon 5DS body only offered for $1100 and free shipping for Prime (or $6 flat for non) and a 90-day Woot warranty.

Up to ten units per customer at the sale price. Optionally they offer a 1-year SquareTrade plan on it for +$180. So, as you can see, there is a value difference between a 90-day and a 1-year warranty…

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro for $469 [C/N]

And a macro and a prime and stabilized! Photographers of the Canon and Nikon SLR systems can part with $469 and for that you can get the new condition Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens with B&H including a free Tiffen UV filter as well. With the extra down time, it is a good time to photograph the spring in your backyard and all the little things you (re)discover [and sell on eBay?] while getting an early start on spring cleaning inside the home/apartment/etc…

Offer ends on 3/31/20 or earlier if it sells out…

Monday: Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $249 [C/E] or $269 [N w/AE]; Sony CFast 2.0, Adobe, Etc

Hooray, it’s LENS DAY at the Monday 3/23/20 B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET or earlier for any that manages to sellout ahead of the designated expiration time…

+ 2pk 64GB Sony CFAST 2.0 G series memory card and Card Reader for $200

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC for $249 in Canon EF or Sony E manual focus and $269 for Nikon with AE chip
+ ED is Extra-low Dispersion (does not need blue pills to function)

+ Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 for $60 in your choice of DVD or digital download

+ Impact Panel Frame Reflector Kit – Zebra Gold / Zebra Silver (43 x 67″) for $200

+ Ruggard Electronics dry cabinets, 8 options, $70 to $1000
+ consult with your gurus whether these work for cigars and/or puerh teas πŸ™‚

+ Alesis Elevate 3 MKII – 20W 3″ Two-Way Active Desktop Studio Monitors (Pair) for $59
+ that’s a pretty good value per pound, they weigh 6.3 lbs (shipping weight 8.6 lbs) ~ if we were buying speakers like groceries πŸ™‚

10% off refurbished Canon Cameras and Lenses (113 options)

Canon fans, unite and take over! The official Canon USA store is having a 10% off refurbished gear sale on cameras and lenses. The price you see is the price you pay. The sale price is thrown over there. As usual, they come with a 1-year Canon USA refurbished warranty.

The refurbished sale includes 31 interchangeable lens cameras (EF, EF-S, EF-M and R) and 15 Powershots (make every shot a powershot?) and 67 Canon lenses (EF, EF-S, etc) and a trio of camcorders.

Wedn: Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG ART HSM (C/N), ASUS PorArt, GVM, Peak Design, Etc

It’s the return of LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals for Wednesday 2/19/20 until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Sigma 12-24mm f4 ART DG HSM for $1149 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ open-box Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 1 (Heritage Tan) for $99

+ GVM 672S-B Bi-Color LED Video 3-Light Kit for $480

+ ASUS ProArt PA32UC 32″ 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor for $1000 after in-cart coupon
+ HDR Panel, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI, 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native, 1000:1 Static CR, etc

+ Dell laptops, four options, $329 to $429 with FREE Bitdefender

+ Jarv PPS Exec 10,000mAh 18W PD Power Bank with Qi Wireless Charging for $23
+ not a bad idea, kinda combines two devices in one

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the new condition Inovativ Pro Monitor Mount with Vesa Plate and Hardware for $150 with free US shipping…

Monday: Sigma 28mm f1.4 DG Art HSM for $1099 [C/N/E], Magnus, Etc

Monday is here with a new quartet of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) and surprise-surprise it’s a LENS DAY!

+ Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for $1099 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony E

+ Magnus REX VT-6000 2-Stage Video Tripod with Fluid Head for $399

+ GVM 520S-B Bi-Color LED 3-Panel Kit for $350

+ and some Ring thing

Meanwhile at Woot, on the bargain side of things, six refurbished “scratch and dent” name brand Chromebooks (ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, HP) are on sale ranging from $62 to $68, with a 90-day Woot warranty. Note that Google will not be offering ChromeOS updates forever. Each platform (eg a specific Celeron processor) has an expiration date. After that, no more ChromeOS updates. You can search this by laptop name at this Google Support page. Once it reaches the no-more-updates date, if you don’t feel comfortable to continue using it, you can install Linux on it or a 3rd-party Chromium OS recommended by How/To/Geek

PS: if you have an existing ChromeOS device in your hands, you can find the “end of updates” date by going to the “About ChromeOS” page, then click on “Additional Details” and “Update Schedule”. If you haven’t checked recently, check again because Google extended some Chromebooks (from what I recall)…

20 Classes for $12 (Canon 5D IV) to $20 at C-LIVE

It’s another limited time sale at Creative LIVE, this time around twenty classes are offered between $12 to $20 each. This is digital ownership. Or if you prefer Netflix-style, their Annual Subscription/Pass has frequent promotions for $150 per year…

The $12 classes include (among others) HD-DSLR film-making, Lightroom CC for beginners, Composition, and the Canon 5D Mark IV Fast Start class with John Greengo (25 lessons with 6 hour runtime).

The $20 tier includes Portraiture, Weddings, finding your niche, making a short doc, and more…

10% off many Canon and Nikon items with KEH coupon [ends Thur PM]

CaNikon fans unite and take over! Good until Thursday 1/30/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN1A gets you 10% off Canon and Nikon gear at the KEH Camera website. As usual, you can test the coupon in their shopping cart without the need to login or signup…

NOTE that as usual there are exclusions to the offer: NO NEW condition gear, NO “Used – Like New” gear, and NO “Digital Photography Starter Kits”…

Canon Lenses Extra Savings with Coupon Code (EF, RF, EF-M)

It’s coupon time of the Canon kind at Adorama! For a limited time, coupon code CA3YG4ERG gets you additional discount on select Canon EF, EF-S, RF and EF-M lenses, along with some accessories (flashes, etc). The lenses are too many to list here individually, and I can’t coupon-test every single lens, but here are some examples with the post-coupon discounts:

+ EF 70-200/2.8L IS III USM for $1619~
+ EF 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS II USM for $1619~
+ EF 24-70/2.8L IS II USM for $1439~

+ EF-M 22/2 STM for $206~

+ RF 70-200/2.8L IS USM for $2429~
+ RF 24-70/2.8L IS USM for $2069~

PS: the tilde (~) in the price is because the coupon code creates penny prices, many of them ending in .10

Thur: Sigma 14/1.8 DG ART HSM for $1249 [C/N/E], Lumu, Tangerine, Etc

Lens Day returns at the Thursday 1/16/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of its designated daily-deal expiration time):

+ SIGMA 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for $1249 for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom Pola+ Matte Box for $299

+ Freehands gloves and liners, 14 options, $10 to $19

+ PElican 2740C LED Headlamp for $12

flash deals
+ LUMU Power 2 Pro Light Meter for iPhone for $349
+ next: Benro S4 video head (price before sale $110)

Monday: Yongnuo 14/2.8, 40/2.8, 50/1.8 II, Sachter, LG, Etc

Hooray, it’s lens day in the Monday B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 II for $55 in the white color scheme in Canon EF only

+ Yongnuo 40mm f2.8 for $72 in Nikon F only

+ Yongnuo 14mm f2.8 for $371 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sachter Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) for $479

+ Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone for $20

+ LG UU340C 55″ Class HDR 4K UHD Commercial LED TV for $699

Last Call (ends 12/31): 10% off refurbished Canon Cameras and Lenses

Last Call! Coupon code HOLIDAY19 gets you 10% off refurbished Canon cameras and lenses at the official CAnon USA online store. The coupon can be used once per customer during this promotional period which began in mid-December 2019. Refurbished Canon gear get a 1-year warranty from Canon, not the more customary 90-day that most manufacturers offer…

Canon 5D Mark IV now gets a FREE Canon Battery Grip at same prices ($1999 body only)

EDIT: this did not get posted a couple of days ago due to technical issues but thankfully the promotion is still running as of the time of writing…

If you are tempted by the new Canon 5D Mark IV body only price of $1999 but instead of the previously mentioned many accessory-freebies (cards, bags, cleaning kits, etc) offers you prefer a battery grip to come free with the camera, more specifically the Canon BG-E20 battery grip, then for the same price of $1990 you can get the 5D IV at B&H Photo with BG-E20 and 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC…

A parallel offer is available on the other official Canon 5D Mark IV with lenses kits…

But if you already have or don’t want a battery grip, fear not, Adorama is countering that with a FREE Flashpoint Zoom Li-On X TTL flash for the same prices. No other freebie however with the free flash.

Canon D-Rebel T6 two lens kit with 58″ Sunpak tripod for $400

The Best Buy 12 Days of Deals (separate from their actual daily deals) have a trio of headliners, one of which is the Canon D-Rebel T6 two lens kit (with EF-S 18-55 IS II and EF 75-300mm non-USM and Canon bag; the Canon 2-lens bundle) and with a free Sunpak PlatinumPlus 5858D 58″ Tripod included by Best Buy, all together now for $400. Of special interest if you have any expiring Best Buy rewards or coupons or promotional gift cards and such…

If you don’t need the Sunpak tripod, B&H Photo is instead bundling it with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme memory card and the Luminar 4 software…

At Adorama you have a variety of additional freebies: two ProOptic 58mm filter kits (one for each lens), 16GB Sandisk Ultra SD, Corel software, extra Green Extreme Battery, and the obligatory cleaning kit…

Thur: Canon 77D w/18-135mm for $799, Sigma 135/1.8 for $1099, Spyder5, DJI Ronin-M, Etc

Rejoice! The Thursday B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) featured both a DSLR and a lens promotion, a rarity!

+ Canon 77D with 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM for $799
+ or a bundle with many accessories for $898 (Bolt VD-410 manual flash, Manfrotto Compact tripod, Lowepro BP-150 II backpack, etc, etc, etc)

+ Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM for $1099 in your choice of Canon or Nikon SLR systems

+ DataColor Spyder5ELITE Display Calibration System for $150

+ LuxLi Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light for $229

+ DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $699

+ Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for $30 in various options

+ ACER 15.6″ Aspire 5 Series Notebook for $550
+ 1.8 GHz Core i7-8565U Quad, 12GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080, Intel UHD Graphics 620, etc

+ flash deal: GVM 50RS RGB LED Panel for $189

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS lens for $499 [Canon EF]

It’s a lens day at the Adorama daily deal where they are offering the new condition Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for $499 in the Canon EF system. The other options are not participating in the sale, only the EF option…

10% off Refurbished Canon Gear with coupon

If you are a fan of the Canons, for a limited time, the official Canon USA store is having a Winter Clearance sale with a 10% off discount on refurbished products using coupon code HOLIDAY19 until the end of 2019. Coupon can be used once per account during this promotional period.

NOTE that the refurbished Canon gear sold at their official online store come with a 1-year warranty instead of the more common 90-day warranty most other manufacturers…

10% off many Canon and Nikon gear with KEH Camera Coupon

Good until 12/15/19 at 11:59pm ET, KEH Camera is offering another coupon promotion. This time around using coupon code CN12A at checkout you get a 10% off discount on Canon and Nikon camera gear. IF you are not certain whether something would qualify,their shopping cart is the ultimate decider ~ you don’t have to signup/login to test the coupon…

The usual exclusions apply: no NEW condition, no “Used – Like New”, no “Digital Starter Kit” and no Leica-branded products…

NOTE that the shipping cut-off date for ground shipping is 12/16/19 (for before-Christmas arrival).

Canon 5D Mark IV body (with freebies) down to $1999

Canon is running parallel DSLR vs Mirrorless offerings. As we previously mentioned you can now get the EOS-R body with Mount Adapter (and extras) for $1500, but if you want a DSLR, they got you covered too because the Canon 5D Mark IV is now discounted at authorized dealers.

The 5D Mark IV body only is going for $1999, with the addition of the Canon Log for $2099, and with the EF 24-105mm f4L II going for $2899. You can find the options through each listing below. I am linking to the body only below. The retailers below are also including freebies of their own to the mix:

+ at B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, extra Watson battery and cleaning kit
+ see all options

+ at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a Canon EOS shoulder bag, an extra Green Extreme battery, Corel software and cleaning kit

+ at Amazon, it’s the usual 3rd-party-pallooza of optpoins

Canon 6D Mark II body with freebies for $1199

We are already at the second generation of the Canon 6D, and the 6D Mark II body only (and the other official Canon kits of these camera) are getting some freebie along with a $1199 sale price at various authorized dealers…

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, an extra Watson battery and a RJ camera bag…

At Adorama you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme card, a Lowepro bag, 3Pod small table top tripod, Corel software and various trinkets…

At Amazon third-party sellers offer various freebies (but check to make sure they are authorized dealers) while Amazon itself has no freebies (regardless of the seller you get 5% cashback on the official Amazon VISA and Store credit cards)…

PS: on the Amazon Store credit card, if you select a special no-interest financing promotion, you typically do not earn the 5% cashback (one of the two benefits but not both)…