Sunday C&P Lightning Deals: Neewer and GVM party once again

In the Sunday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals it’s once again a Neewer and GVM party with lighting kits of all kinds, along with an Akaso action camera… Sadly no cameras/lenses ๐Ÿ™

UPDATE: here’s a potentially good deal, Hulu is offering a 12-month $2 per month subscription. After the first 12 months, it increases to the standard monthly fee ($6/mo) unless cancelled… These days streaming has gotten cable-like fragmented with so many streaming services splitting between them the various movies and TV shows…

Friday C&P Lightning Deals: Neewer, Zhiyun, no cameras/lenses

To the Amazon Gold box we geaux ~ as of the time of writing there are 131 items in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals but none of them this year are a camera or lens. In previous years, even if we didn’t have a camera, you could count on some Samyang/Rokinon lenses. Mayhaps they too are too good for lightning deals now? ๐Ÿ™‚

Of potential interest, in order of scheduling:

+ Victure action camera for $34
+ GVM RGB Video Lights with APP Control, 50W Full Color Studio for $438
+ GVM GVM RGB LED Video Lighting Kit with APP Control, 50W 360ยฐ Full for $319
+ also more GVM and Neewer lighting kits
+ Neewer ball head, tripod, more RGB light kits
+ Mohoo backgrounds
+ Zhiyun Weebill S Gimbal Stabilizer
+ Neweer bi-color LED, Bowens-mount soft-box
+ Neweer T-shape support, 2pk Advanced lighting kit
+ K&F Concept 62″ tripod
+ various ring lights of all sorts
+ Akaso action cams
+ ZHIYUN Crane M2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Light Mirrorless
+ etc

LAST CALL: Thursday’s Storage Sale at Amazon

This is a Last Call alert! Ending at the Amazon USA Gold Box on Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time are the previously mentioned Amazon Storage sales that include WD, Sandisk, Synology, LaCie, Seagate, etc… I won’t repeat them here, check the aforelinked link with all the deets [oh yes, we’re now Instagram 2012 trendy!]

Thurs Camera & Photo Lightning Deals: another Neewer Party!

And now let’s take a quick look at the Thursday Camera and Photo deals at Amazon. This is a select list of potentially interesting items in the order they are scheduled to go live. The ones that have a price next to them, they are already live…

+ Neewer VISION5 400Ws 2.4G TTL Flash Strobe Compatible with Canon DSLR Cameras for $262
+ 70% claimed with five hours to go (as of 1:11pm ET)

+ Neewer ring light and film making kit

+ some kind of camera-looking generic thing for $118

+ Neewer octagonal softbox

+ GVM 80W LED video light

+ Neewer tripods, softbox lighting kit, 150W LED monolight

+ tripods from K&F Concept and Geekoto

+ Zhiyun Crane Plus 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

+ Neewer ring light, V-mount battery, 77-inch tripod, NW-670 TTL flash, backgrounds, 2-pack lighting kit

+ GVM 3-pack LED video lighting kit

+ more Neewer tripods and stabilizery things

Thursday: Huion Graphics Tablets (10 options, $28 to $560)

Wacom is the most famous but not the only one making graphics tablets. Hiding among the Thursday Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour is a sale on ten Huion Graphics Tablets with prices ranging from $28 to $560, with six of the options being under $60.

In other deal du jour action, there’s this Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker going for $190 in nickel or $170 in charcoal. It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 10,700+ customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Thursday at Amazon Germany: Pentax KP, K70, Tamron, Etc

Thursday’s Amazon Germany Gold Box deals are here. Some of them are good for the day only, others continue during the Black-Cyber time period. Among them:

+ Pentax K70 body only for 450 euro

+ Pentax KP body only for 643 euro

+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD (IF) for Pentax K-mount for 210 euro

+ trio of Sony E-system zoom lenses

+ AmazonBasics 840D polyster cross camera bag for 24 euro

+ 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography Plan) for 88 euro

+ Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro for 60 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for 250 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus for 218 euro

+ Sandisk storage sale (SD, microSD, flash drives)

+ Sony RX100 IV but it seems to be in and out

+ Canon ZoeMini C instant digital camera for 57 euro

+ lots of camera and photo accessories including Joby, Lowepro, Manfrotto and National Geographic

PS: all prices in this post (and other EU deal posts) are obviously in euro but out of habit I may sometimes write the price in “$” instead ๐Ÿ™‚

Wedn Camera & Photo Lightning Deals: it’s a Neewer Party!

This post is a warm-up to the Madness that will start Thursday and continue until Tuesday. We are back at looking at the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals. These are some potentially interesting items scheduled to go live on Wednesday. They are posted in the order they are scheduled to go live:

+ Neewer F100 7″ IPS camera field monitor

+ ring light generic and also a Neewer

+ Neewer 2pk lighting kit

+ Neewer camera trolley case

+ Hohem iSteady X and FeiyuTech handheld gimbal stabilizer-y type things

+ Neewer macro ring light flash kit

+ even more GVM and Neewer lightning kits throughout the day

+ generic camcorders throughout the day

I am not posting times in this practice post for expediency reasons.

Keep in mind, as always with the Gold Box other products may also be offered unannounced, and some items may get added/deleted. The distinction of the unannounced is that Amazon doesn’t want millions of people sitting and waiting for a high-demand item and then getting furious because only X units were available. These are what we call in the business “known unknowns” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tuesday: Nixplay Smart DigiFrames, WD, Bose, Etc

Digital picture frames are among the Tuesday Amazon USA Holiday Rash, they have various options of the new condition Nixplay Smart digital picture frames with prices ranging from $115 to $180…

The sales for the day also include four different Mr Coffee options, pourover, pods/capsules, espresso and even a hybrid “all occasions all in one” device… On the audio front, they have the BOSE QuietComfort 35 II wireless full-size headphones with the famous Bose noise cancellation technology for $199…

And at Newegg’s dailies they have among others:

+ 256GB A-Data Premier microSDXC for $26

+ 6TB WD Elements USB 3.0 desktop external HDD for $100 after $25 off promo code
+ 6TB WD performance desktop HDD for $180 after $20 off promo code

+ AMD Ryzen 5 2600X for $165 after $5 off promo code

+ Samsung Galaxy Book Iion laptop for $750 after $250 off promo code

+ and more of the usual techie stuff

Tuesday: Seagate HDD sale, 1TB to 10TB, $45 to $170

It’s Seagate USB 3.0 external hard drive time at the Tuesday 10/27/20 Amazon USA Gold Box as follows, up to three of each item per customer at the sale price from Amazon herself:

+ 5TB Backup Plus Slim for $98
+ 4TB Backup Plus Slim for $84
+ 2TB Backup Plus Slim for $53
+ 1TB Backup Plus Slim for $45

+ 8TB Desktop for $123

+ 10TB Expansion Desktop for $170

Starts Sunday 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF lens

Among the lightning deals of the Sunday Amazon USA Goldbox / Holiday Dash there is an upcoming LENS lightning deal!

+ starts 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF FF (price before sale $130)
+ the lightning deal listing points to the Nikon F, but on the same listing there’s also Canon EF and Sony MirrorNyet versions
+ as of the time of writing it averages 4 out of 5 based on 220+ customer ratings

UPDATE! And now the rest of the Sunday daily deals:

+ at Woot’s dailies there’s iPad PRO tablets ($600 to $1020) and a consumer-lighting clearance sale with 17 options (one has sold out so far) that includes various AmazonBasics LED light bulbs, and smart multi-color bulbs among other options…

+ at Amazon USA’s Gold Box there’s another Anker charging products sale and Samsonite luggage, and a $120 Nespresso kit (some suggest it is superior to Keurig’s K-Cup system {but moi, being a pour-over hippy I say pour-over is superior to all machines, even steampunk coffee machines ๐Ÿ˜‰ }), and for those of you tired of hoarding toilet paper every time there’s a crisis or an “act of nature”, there’s a sale on Bio Bidets with remote controls…

+ if you like the metal touch of the Samsung BAR Plus USB flash drives, the 256GB USB 3.1 version is on sale for $34 among the NewEgg deals du jour for Sunday…

UPDATE #2: per the “Post Deficit Reduction and WordPressian Responsibility Doctrine” I’m appending short one-liner posts to existing posts, so here is the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET), the new condition Spiffy Gear Lumiee Wearable Light Combo Bundle (Lumiee Bi-Color Light Bracelet and Lumiee RGB Light Bracelet) going for $60 with free US shipping…

Thursday: E-Mart Lighting Gear Sale (16 options) and Kodak Instant Digital Camera & Printer (13 options)

The 2-Day Prime Day is over, but Amazon has already (!!!) entered the “Holiday Dash” season [hey, at least it’s not Christmas decorations in July at Dollar Tree] and surprise-surprise there are two (!!!) groups of camera and photo products at their Thursday 10/15/20 Gold Box / Holiday Dash daily deals as follows:

+ E-Mart Photo Accessories, 16 options, $15 to $139, including various background stands, backdrops, rectangular and ring lights, umbrella kits, crystal balls (!!!), and more

+ Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Cameras, 13 options, $70 to $105; includes:

+ sale ends Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time)

Ends Wedn 1:05am ET: Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS (Fuji X) for $263 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: the price is $263…

After digging through the “Upcoming” Camera and Photo Lighting Deals of the gargantuan Amazon USA Gold Box, there is one lens currently on the “Upcoming” schedule, starting at 7:05am eastern on Wednesday, the Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS manual focus lens for the Fuji X system. The price before the sale is $329. The product listing only has the Fuji X, no other options.

You need to be a Prime member to get the sale price. If you are not, but you like the price when it goes live, you can start a 30 day free trial. Just make sure you put an alert in your calendar to cancel it if you don’t fall into the trap that millions of paying Prime subscribers fell into. Which is why they are very generous with the 30-day trials because a very satisfactory [for their accountants] percentage appears to become paying members for life (or at least for many years)…

For more action, check the on-going Prime Dayz Situation Room ~ without Wolf Blitzer ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday: “Picture This – How Pictures Work” Expanded Molly Bang classic for $3 [eBook]

The 1991 classic book “Picture This: How Pictures Work” by Molly Bang is now available in an expanded and revised edition (2016, 154pp, Chronicle Books), and it is one of the Monday 7/6/20 Kindle daily deals going for $3. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 170+ ratings [rating is the (weighted? who knows) sum of written reviews and plain star-ratings].

Speaking of Amazon, it’s a very busy day of tech in the Germany Gold Box where the sales including a stunna ASUS Zen Ultrabook for 899 euro, MSI gaming, TP-Link, 15 euro multimeter kit, Oppo’s Find X2 smartphone line (PRO, NEO, Lite), Huawei MateBook 13, EGLO lighting, refurbished iPhones, IBRA cables, Amazon hardware, SodaStream, Melitta shiny coffee machines, Fitbit, Sennheiser, Bosch and Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphones…

Monday: PNY sale: SD, microSD and USB Flash Drives of all kinds

In the Monday 6/15/20 Amazon USA Gold Box you can find a PNY storage sale featuring among others:

+ 32GB Elite Performance SD for $5.50
+ 64GB for $8.80

+ 5pk of 16GB Class 4 SD cards for $15
+ 5pk of 16GB Class 4 microSD cards for $15

+ 10pk of 32GB Attache USB 3.0 flash drives for $35

+ all kinds of other USB flash drives, including tiny ones (the “Fit” type) and “normal” and “scorpio” style and restractables and mo(i)re…

Tuesday: “Picture This: How Pictures Work” eBook for $3 [Molly Bang, August 2016, 154pg]

Among the Tuesday 4/28/20 Amazon Gold Box deals of the day is a photography ebook on sale for $3! It is the “Picture This: How Pictures Work” ebook by Molly Bang, 154 pages, published in August 2016. As of the time of writing, it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 160 customer reviews…

You can read the first few pages of the ebook with the Kindle sample, or you can jump around inside the book when you use the “Look Inside” feature at the Print Book page

This book was originally published in 1991…

Sale ends on 4/28/20 at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks do not sellout ๐Ÿ™‚

Tuesday: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for $60

The headliner Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Tuesday 3/24/20 is the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 going for $60 in your choice of digital download or Disc delivered by mail…

In other daily action, the Adorama daily deal (changes Wedn 10am ET) is the new condition Polar Pro Mavic 2 Pro Cinema Series Gradient Filter Collection (with ND8GR, ND164 & ND328) going for $50 with free US shipping…

Tuesday: Fire HD 8 Tablet starting at $50

Another Corona-inspired offer, if you and friends and family and kids and roommates are locked in, the more tablets the merrier appears to be the thinking in the Amazon Gold Box headliner deal of the day for Tuesday 3/17/20, it is the new condition Fire HD 8 tablet going for $50 with free US shipping. This is the base model (16GB storage, With Offers). A +$20 gets you from the 16GB to the 32GB model, and a +$15 removes the Special Offers. They are available in four color options, a great way to color-code the tablets of people living in the same house for ease of recognition [“it’s my tablet, MINE! not yours!!!!”] ๐Ÿ™‚

Note that these have microSD slots that can take up to 400GB cards, so the storage limitation of the on-board memory is only if you have any apps that refuse to use the microSD card…

Monday: 400GB Sandisk microSDXC for $53, Galaxy Note 9 for $600

Two potentially interesting deals in the Amazon USA Gold Bawx for Monday 3/16/2020 until 11:59pm pacifica time (or earlier for any that gets sold out):

+ 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $53

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $600 (128GB) or $750 (512GB)
+ factory unlocked, USA warranty, sold and shipped by Amazon herself

Monday: DJI Pocket Handheld with 32GB microSD for $279

The headliner Amazon Gold Box deal du jour at Amazon USA is the new condition DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld bundled with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSD card for $279 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself which offers an optional 6-month offer on approved credit with the Amazon Store credit card. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on over 1000 customer reviews. Offer ends 11:59pm pacific or earlier if sold out…

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (ends by Tuesday at 10am ET) is the new condition MSI GF75 Thin 17.3″ Full HD Gaming Laptop (i5-9300H 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 with 4GB) for $649 with free US shipping…

Wedn: Lexar SDXC sale from 667x to 2000x

It’s another variant of the Computer Accessories Sale at the Amazon USA Gold Box good until Wednesday 1/29/20 at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier for anything that sells out). A total of 20 items are participating with prices ranging from $17 to $150. Up to three per item on offer.

Of camera and photo interest, the sale has the following memory cards:

SDXC memory cards
+ 128GB Lexar Professional SDXC (1667X, UHS-II, U3, up to 250MB/sec) for $30.59

+ 256GB of that but 1000X (up to 150MB/sec) for $39.40

+ 64GB Lexar Professional black/yellow (2000X, V90, UHS-II, U3, up to 300MB/sec) for $68

+ 256GB Lexar Professional (633X, up to 95MB/sec, V30, UHS-I, U3) for $32

+ as you can see, there are all kinds of speed options available

Other Items
+ 64GB Lexar microSDXC (1800X, V90, UHS-II) for $30.57

+ Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 card reader for $17

+ also keyboards, mice, headsets, etc

Tuesday: PNY Storage sale (SDXC, microSDXC, flash drives)

Another variant of the PNY storage sale is running at the Amazon USA Gold Box for Tuesday 1/14/20 as follows:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDXC for $16
+ 128GB Elite-X black/green microSDXC for $16
+ 256GB PRO Elite microSDXC for $33

+ 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $15
+ 128GB Sync and Charge two-head for iPhone for $35
+ 256GB small USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C for $40

+ up to three per item per customer

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies,they are offering the new condition 32GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC card for $10…

Tuesday: National Geographic Magazine for $9 [annual digital subscription]

One of the Tuesday Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day is a sale on digital magazine subscriptions, one of which is an annual digital subscription to the National Geographic Magazine for $9, after a 28-day free trial. Note that this is an auto-renewing subscription, so it will renew automatically in the future, until or unless you cancel it.

PS: if you happen to have a print subscription, you can get the Kindle version for free if you verify your subscription through Amazon…

Monday: 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $64 [EU: Sony E-system sale]

The Monday Amazon USA Gold Box includes yet another variant of the computer sale and of potential interest they have:

+ 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $64

+ 5TB WD MyPassport portable external USB 3.0 HDD for $90
+ other HDD/NAS options from WD, Toshiba, Synology, etc

+ flash drives from Sandisk including a 10-pack of 128GB Ultra Flair USB 3.0 for $150

+ networking gear from TP-Link, ARRIS, D-Link, LinkSys, etc

+ limit one of each per customer; offer ends Tuesday at 3am eastern (or earlier for anything that sells out)

UPDATE: on Monday in the German time zone, it’s a very busy day at the Amazon Germany Gold Box and among the offers:

+ Sony cameras and lenses with A-series full frame E-system cameras, RX-series, and a mix of primes and zooms of the E-system including some Zeiss Zeiss Baby. There’s also a battery grip (VG-C3EM for 249 euro) and a camcorder. A total of 21 options, too many to list here individually..

While at Amazon GErmany there’s also another Amazon Basics sale with cables galore along with this AB Camera Shoulder Bag down to 15.50 euro (up to three per customer; averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 38 customer ratings at Amazon Chermany, while at the Amazon Mothership it averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 260+ ratings)…

PS: note that Amazon has been experimenting with showing the average for “ratings”, not always “reviews”. Ratings are everyone who rates a product, whether they write a review or not. In theory the review score is better but judging by the many 1-word/1-sentence reviews (or the nonsensical text of the review), mayhaps the difference between review and rating average is not by much…

Saturday: Polaroid Instantalia sale ($68 to $126)

At the Saturday 12/14/19 Amazon USA Gold Box there is a sale on dual monitor setups along with a sale on Polaroid Instantalia as follows:

+ Polaroid Snap Touch 2.0 instant print digital camera for $126

+ Polaroid Mint instant print digital camera (Zink 2×3″) for $68~

+ Polaroid Mint pocket printer with zink for $83~

+ limit two of each item per customer

Sunday: Memory Card Sale: Sandisk and Lexar (SD and microSD, 32GB to 400GB)

Memory cards abound in the Sunday Amazon USA Gold Box as part of yet another variation of the Computer Accessories sale, this time around the theme being items priced individually under $100. The memory cards:

SD, SDHC, SDXC, SD-whatever
+ yellow Sandisk Extreme SDXC (up to 250MB/sec, UHS-II, V60, C10, U3) for $28 (128GB) or $15 (64GB)
+ the 128GB “Wins” the bang for the buck obviously

+ gray-black Sandisk Ultra SDXC (up to 100MB/s, UHS-I, C10, U1) for $33.49 (256GB) or $17~ (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 1667X gray-black SDXC cards (up to 150MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $19 (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 667X yellow-black SDXC cards (up to 100MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $19 (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 633X yellow-black SDXC cards (up to 95MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $14 (128GB), 32GB for $5

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD-whatever
+ 256GB gold-red Sandisk Extreme (V30, A2, U3, UHS-I) for $40

+ Sandisk Ultra (A1, C10, UHS-I, U1) for $47 (400GB) or $30 (256GB) or $25 (200GB) or $15.49 (128GB) or $9 (64GB)
+ bang for the buck is very close between the three largest capacities (calculator is needed to figure out the winner)

Other Things
+ various USB flash drives
+ gaming accessories
+ metal network switch
+ and… cat ears of sorts ???

Find them all at the PC accessories under $100 at the Amazon USA Gold Box, good until 11:59pm pacific on Sunday 12/8/19 (or earlier for any item that may sell out)…

Limit three of each item per customer. Not sure what happens to the limit if there are multiple options under the same root listing, eg different storage options of the same memory card…

Friday: Kodak Portable Instant Photo Printer for $62, Etc

Of potential interest in the Friday Amazon USA Gold Box:

+ Kodak Portable Mobile Instant Photo printer for $62~

+ Mobile Pixels Duex 12.5-inch portable dual monitor for laptops for $175

Speaking of Amazon, they continue their Sony Instant Savings promotion on select Sony full frame and APS-C iL digital cameras

Tue: Kodak Film & Slide Scanners, Galaxy Note 9 for $650, Etc

Also among the Amazon Gold Box deals of the day for Tuesday 12/3/19 is a sale of four Kodak Film and Slide devices. Three of them are film and slide scanners with prices ranging from $63 to $112. The fourth item is a battery-operated Film and Slide viewer going for $31~.

Also part of the Tuesday daily deals:

+ unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $649
+ or 512GB version for $839
+ available in three color options
+ up to three per customer per option (I think)

+ Alienware desktop and laptop, $980 to $2000

+ Anker Nebula projectors and accessories (that’s the tripod looking thing)

Tue: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 + $10 Gift Card for $55

One of the Amazon Gold Box deals of the day for Tuesday 12/3/19 is the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 offered for $55 but you also receive a $10 Amazon gift card. From the looks of it, Elements you can get a Disc in the mail or a digital download for Mac or PC. However the $10 Amazon gift card will arrive as a plastic gift card by mail in a greeting card. On the plus side, you can repurpose the greeting card ๐Ÿ™‚

Camera & Photo Lightning Deals for Cyber Monday

Let’s take a quick look at the Cyber Monday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals

+++ IN-PROGRESS +++
+ 8.5×10 feet Emart backdrop for $30
+ 62″ K&F tripod for $60
+ AKASO Brave 4K action cam for $62
+ Skygenius 8×21 small binos for $11
+ Eyeskey waterproof binos for $79

+++ COMING UP +++
+ various digiframes
+ GVM video lighting kits with app control
+ Zhigyun Smooth 4-axis gimbal stabilizer (handheld)
+ Mountdog ring light, and softbox lighting kit
+ various action cams
+ RAVPower charger with batteries for Sony NP-FW50
+ GoPRO Hero 5 e-commerce packaging (recurring Lightning Deals item)
+ Godox AD200PRO
+ Powerextra on-camera flash
+ and more

Cyber Monday 2019 at Amazon revealed

Cyber Monday 2019 has arrived at Amazon. As usual, the offers are happening inside their Gold Box infrastructure and there are plenty of sales going on. In addition to the previously mentioned Canon mirrorless offer (spoiler alert: M100 with 15-45mm for $315), they have plenty of tech and electronics:

+ Chromebooks from $120 to $469

+ Computer Sale with many brands featuring laptops, desktops, computer monitors, tablets, etc (two pages of offers)

+ Gaming computer sale with gaming accessories, monitors, laptops and desktops too (two pages of offers here as well)

+ yet another computer gear sale this one using the “Content Creator Savings” theme

+ Samsung flagship smartphones bundled with AKG headphones (owned by Samsung too)

+ UPS systems, coffee machines of different kinds, kitchen, sports, standing desks, tax software, and a lot more

Starts 2:19pm ET: Samyang 35mm f1.4 AF (FE) Lightning Deal

According to the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 2:19pm ET today there is going to be a lightning deal on the new condition Samyang 35mm f1.4 auto focus lens for the Sony E (FE) system. The price before the sale is $499. Since this listing/lens is only available in FE, we are 99% certain the lens that will be on sale will be for E/FE ๐Ÿ™‚

Other potentially interesting lightning deals in the next few hours:

+ in-progress: APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam for $40
+ 87% claimed as of 8:53am ET

+ starts 9am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $170

+ starts 5:40pm ET: Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (price before sale $99)

+ starts 6:10pm ET: Godox AD600BM Bowens Mount 600Ws GN87 High Speed Sync Outdoor Flash Strobe Light with 2.4G Wireless X System
+ price before sale $439

+ other items on lighting deal for the next few hours include Nanuk waterproof hard cases, various action cams (of course), tripods, bags, batteries/chargers, lighting and lights, digiframes, etc

BF Storage Deals: HDDs, 64GB Lexar SDXC or PNY microSDXC for $10 each [and many more]

Storage is one of the themes of the day in the Amazon Black Friday deals and the designated sale has so much there are actually two pages of deals. Here is Page #1 and here is Page #2

Of the memory cards, they have:

+ 64GB Lexar Professional 633x SDXC (C10, V30, U3, UHS-I) for $9
+ 64GB Lexar Professional 2000x SDXC (C10, U3, UHS-II) for $90

+ 512GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC for $70
+ 512GB PNY PRO Elite microSDXC for $70
+ also 64GB PNY microSDXC for $10 and 128GB Elite-X for $27

There’s even more action with external and internal hard drives with Seagate, Toshiba, and Synology options and some USB flash drives thrown in for good measure. Too many to list here individually…

Limit two of each storage item while this promotion is running…

Last but not least, not storage but now that Amazon and Apple are in love again, Amazon itself is selling the new condition Apple MacBook Air for $650 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage, up to three per customer)

Amazon reveals their 2019 Black Friday deals too

Amazon too has revealed their Black Friday Deals of 2019 at 3am eastern time (as per their usual Gold Box daily reveal time). There are many and more things on offer including:

+ highly-rated laptops, monitors and such
+ gaming computeralia as well
+ $650 MacBook Air

+ storage and memory card sale

+ Kodak dock and wifi instant 4×6″ printer for $91

+ networking gear
+ streaming devices and accessories
+ Amazon’s own hardware devices

+ tax software (never too early ~ at least if you expect a refund)
+ lots of ebooks on sale

+ audio products, bags, smartphones, kitchen electronics, etc

Find them all at the Amazon Gold Box. More details on these later today as I find time and energy to “digest” them further…

Thursday: 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $128 [also microSD, HDDs, Flash, Etc]

Things are starting to get busy at the Amazon USA Gold Box with a number of daily deals for Thursday 11/28/19, aka Happy Thanksgiving Day aka Black Friday Eve… Of camera and photo interest:

+ Sandisk and WD sale includes:

+ 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $64, Extreme for $80
+ 1TB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $200

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (C10, V30, U3, UHS-I) for $128
+ 1TB of that for $300

+ various internal and external HDD hard drives, along with home cloud drives

+ various Sandisk USB flash drives and SSDs

APART from the above, there’s a separate PC and Accessories sale with computers, monitors and such, including a $169 ASUS Windows Celery laptop…

+ limit three of each item per customer

Monday: various Thule bags on sale (49 options)

Into the Amazon Gold Box we go for Monday 11/11/19 where find, among others, a sale on various Thule bags of different kinds, backpacks, briefcases, messengers, rollers, duffels, etc. A total of 49 options (if my count is accurate) are participating in the sale. Limit up to five per bag per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier for any of them that manage to sell out ahead of their designated expiration time)…

NOTE that these are general-use bags, it is not a camera-bag sale. Still a “bag the bags” sale ๐Ÿ™‚

Thursday C&P Lightning Deals: GVM, Godox MS300, Ring Light Kits, Etc

We are not taking a trip down memory lane but rather we are looking at the next 24 hours in the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals with the following items of potential C&P interest:

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ GVM 50RS light panels from $407 to $612

+ Godox MS300 300Ws studio strobe for $92~

+ ring light kit for $136
+ 41% claimed as of 2:14pm ET

+ Usogood either bino or action cam (picture and description disagree) for $34

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ generic camcorders, digiframes, binos

+ Neewer 70″ jib arm, Ring Light kit, etc

+ Viltrox 45W ring light kit

+ 62″ K&F Concept tripod

Wedn C&P Lightning Deals: GVM 50RS, Godox MS300, Action Cams, Bags, Etc

And now let’s take a look at the next 24 hours or so of Camera and Photo Lightning Deals of the Amazon USA GOLD Box…

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ Victure Action camera for $34
+ APEMan action cameras for $26 and $40
+ AKASO 4K30fps action camera with touch for $85

+ Neewer F100 7-inch on-camera field monitor for $81

+ Suptig tripod mount thing for $25

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ Hpusn and MountDog softbox lighting kits

+ Geekoto 77″ tripod

+ waterproof “teardrop style” camera bag
+ Canon Korea (???) RF system camera bag

+ also digiframes, generic camcorders, tilt tripod head, chargers/batteries, action cams, etc

+ Godox MS300 studio strobe

+ GVM 50RS video light kit

Wednesday: Acer Computer Sale

The Wednesday Amazon USA Gold Box includes an Acer computer equipment sale, including computer monitors starting at $100, AiO computers, Chromebooks starting at $150, and some accessories… Also part of the Gold Box is a Secura coffee gear sale including a $10 pour-over glass dipper, $50 water boiler and warmer, two grinders, and more…

Tuesday Gold Box action: Bushnell Trophy, Feiyu WG2X, Neewers, NixPlay, Etc

And now let’s take a look at Tuesday at the Amazon USA Gold Box. Of the daily deals (running until 11:59pm pacific ~ or earlier if sold out) of potential interest:

+ Bushnell Trophy Roof Binoculars for $77 [limit 4 per customer]

+ KROSER backpacks from $23 to $31 (five options)

+ Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera for $135 for Prime members
+ with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life โ€“ 2 camera kit

And now off to the Lightning Deals of the Camera and Photo kind:

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ Neewer PRO i-TTL Camera Flash Kit for $64 (Nikons)
+ 5000 mah PowerBank with …spy camera included for $28
+ Neewer T-shape support for $22

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ Feiyu WG2X waterproof gimbal stabilizer

+ Neewer 8.5×10 ft background support system, action cam 50-in-1 accessories kit, 3-axis gimbal stabilizer, photo studio in a box, camera backpack, 2pk dimmable U-bracket BiC light panels, 61″ tripod, etc

+ Feelworld Master MA5 5-inch camera field monitor

+ 10″ Nixplay Seed and Feelcare wifi digiframes

+ Victure trail camera, APEman A66 and CoCoAU action cams

+ Wingspan binos

+ QiPi camera backpack

+ Nixplay Seed

Monday C&P Lightning Deals: Lighting, Action Cams, Stabilizer-y things, Bags, Etc

UPDATE: among the Gold Box deals of the day there is this new condition Anker PowerCore 13,000 mAh two-port power-bank going for $25. It can go up to 3A but does not support Qualcommn’s Quick Charge protocol. It comes with an 18-month warranty. I got of their previous 10,000 mAh square power-banks and I have no problem with it…

And now let’s have a peek at the Camera and Photo section of the Lightning Deals of the Amazon Gauld Bawx for the next 24 hours or so ~ as of the time of writing:

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ Hpusn softbox lighting kit for $48

+ APEMAN action cam for $42~, COOAU action cam for $51~
+ around 20% claimed each as of 9:35am ET

+ NEewer carbon fiber dolly-slider thing for $36~
+ Neewer equipment bag (rectangular type) for $37~
+ Neewer Nikon-equivalent charger with batteries for $28~

+ Suptig underwater LED light panel for $31~

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ BonFoto Q111 55″ flexible tripod

+ MountDog 16″ ring light

+ APEMan and Tec.Bean action cams

+ Kattee PU leather canvas camera bag

+ FotoPRo UFO2 flex-pod thing

+ Neewer dimmable light panel and dolly-slider-thing and more

+ starts 8:55pm ET: GoPRO Hero 5 Black in e-commerce packaging

+ ESDDI umbrella continuous lighting kit

Friday C&P Lightning Deals: Godox MS300, 15.4″ digiframe, stabilizer-y things, Etc

Lettuce take another looxie inside-y the Camera and Photo lightning deals section of the Amazon Gauld Bawx:

+++ in-progress as of the time of writing:

+ APEMan 4K action cam for $40

+ GVM lighting options from $68 to $255

+ Victure 4K action cam for $64

+ NEewer waterproof camera backpack for $21~

+ FotoPRO UFO2 [Bob Lazar NOT included] flex-pod-thing for $15

+ Feelworld F6 Plus 5.5″ on-camera monitor for $196~

+++ coming later today [as of the time of writing]

+ Hohem smartphone gimbal stabilizer 3-axis

+ Feelcare 10″ digiframe, 8″ generic digiframe, 15.4″ APESIN digiframe

+ Akaso V50 action cam, generic camcorder; Suptig housing for GoPRO

+ 3x10ft foil fringe curtain backdrop

+ GVM camera slider

+ SmilePowo, Neewer and generic charger/batteries for various Sonys

+ Godox MS300 studio strobe (300W, GN58, 5600K, Bowens)

+ E-Mart 10ft backdrop kit

Thursday C&P Lightning Deals: Stabilizers, Voking flash, Lighting, GVM slider dolly, Etc

Lettuce see what Thursday has planned in the Camera and Photo Lightning DealS of the Amazon USA Gold Bawx:

+ Tarion camera backpack

+ NEewer 24″ carbon fiber stabilizer, NW-FP550 and NW-FW50 charger/batteries, sling bag, 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer, 13-inch RGB ring light kit, etc

+ generic ring light, LCD projector, camcorder, P&S digicam, backdrop stand, telescope, etc

+ 79-inch Geekoto tripod/monopod

+ DBPOWER N5 PRO Wifi and Akaso action cams

+ Voking VK-430 E-TTL flash

+ ESDDI 5-inch field monitor with HDMI output

+ GVM camera slider dolly thing

+ Hohem iSteady PRO II 3-axis splashproof gimbal stabilizer thing

Wednesday C&P Lightning Deals: Handheld Stabilizers, Action Cams, Lighting Kits, Etc

Let’s see what’s happening now at the Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals for the next 24 hours or so…

+ Emart backdrop stand kit for $47~
+ NEewer Rollable Flex LED light 30x53cm for $93~
+ the above two are live as of the time of writing

+ Hohem iSteady PRO II 3-axis handheld gimbal

+ NEewer 2×160 LED dimmable lightning kit, 20″ ring light with stand kit, 700W 24×24 softboxes, etc

+ AKASO, Coooau, Victure 4K and Apeman A79 action cams
+ action cam accessory bundles

+ Zhigyun Smooth IV 3-axis stabilizer gimbals

+ E-Mart 8.5×10 ft backdrop kit

+ generic digiframes, binos, camcorders

+ Mpow selfie stick, Bagsmart shoulder bag

+ K&F Concept 62″ tripod

Tuesday C&P Lightning Deals: GoPRO Hero5, Tripods, LEDs, Etc

IT’s been a few days since we visited the Amazon USA Gold Box Camera and Photo Lightning Deals, so let’s take a look at what in-store for the next 24 hours or so:

+ GWM 50RS full color continuous light kits from $194 to $622
+ model APP-50RS has a $20 off clip-on coupon as well, goes for $204 before coupon and it is 50% claimed as of 1am ET

+ Mountdog 70-inch tripod for $30

+ professional underwater flashlight thing for $62~

+ the above are live as of the time of writing; the ones below are scheduled to go live later:

+ starts 6:49am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $183;

+ other action cams: Victure, CooAU, APEMAN, etc

+ Neewer 360-degree tripod, 63″ carbon fiber tripod, CN-160 dimmable LED panel, 64″ alum-alloy tripod,10ft adjustable stand, carbon fiber slider, etc

+ Mountdog ring light kit

+ generic camcorders, 14″ digiframe, etc
+ generic waterproof kids camera
+ generic smartphone gimbal stabilizer

+ Suptig tripod mount thing, Jaws flex-clamp thing

+ Beschol camera backpack

+ Gskyer travel scope
+ feelworld monitor

+ NixPlay Seed 10 and AAzomba digiframes (do they randomly pull names out of a hat to create the names?)

Thur (EU): select Sony Cameras & Lenses, Action Cams, Surface

The End of Summer sale continues on Thursday at the Amazon Germany (or “Chermany” in german-english) Gold Box (or ange bote in german-german) and among them you can find:

+ Sony cameras and lenses sale:
++ Sony RX10 III for 999 euro
++ Sony RX10 I for 609
+ reminder the RX10 IV is the one with the speed-demon autofocus

+ Cybershot HX95 superzoom for 379

+ Alpha a77 II APS-C body only [yes a DSLR] for 799

+ Sony a6500 with SEL-P18105 lens for 1529
+ Sony a7 II with SEL-2870 lens for 1119

+ 55-210mm lens in black or silver for 209 euro
+ 35mm f1.8 OSS (SEL35F18) for 329
+ 18200LE (18-200 f3.5-6.3) for 578

In non-Sony action:

+ various BlitzWolf (no relation to Wolf Blitzer’s beard?] hybrid selfie-stick/tripods (for small things, don’t put a FF PRO DSLR with a 100-400mm f0.95 lens on them!]

+ Crosstour action cams (24 to 83 euro, six options)

+ Surface PRO tablet under 800 euro [forgot the specs]

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (up to 170MB/sec) for 32
+ 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for 23~ euro
+ two flash drives and one internal SSD

Wedn: Aukey USB-C Wall Chargers and Mechanical Keyboards

And we conclude the Hump Day daily deals with some charging action at the Amazon USA Gold Box, there is an Aukey Sale featuring their various USB-C wall chargers, along with mechanical keyboards and bluetooth speakers. Aukey is a brand that is competing with Anker on the affordable but fairly good quality electronics and computer accessories.

Per the Amazon product page, I purchased this $32 mechanical keyboard a couple of years ago. This has blue switches, and I of course did not purchase it for gaming but for blog-post typing. It certainly makes a difference over conventional keyboards ~ if nothing else the clickety-clack of the mechanical keys is some sort of a stress relief ๐Ÿ™‚ The product description explains how to change the keyboard lights. You can also turn them off completely. Just press the Fn button with other keys together while standing on your left leg and singing jazz ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wedn Lightning Deals: Brinno Time Lapse Camera, Stabilizery things, Backdrop Stand, Etc

WEdnesday is here and the Camera and Photo sub-category of Lightning Deals has, among others, these potentially interesting offrettes (it is “offers” in a new just-created language that blends english, french and spanish).

+ Wingspan binoculars for $37.50
+ 15% off various Celestrons (add to cart to see price)
+ the above offrettes are live as of the time of writing

+ UsoGood and Eyeskey binos

+ STARTS 7:04am ET: Brinno BCC2000 time lapse camera with up 1 year battery life
+ includes clamp mount and outdoor weather-resistant housing
+ price before sale $599

+ Tec.Bean and Apeman action cams

+ two Zhigyun Smooth 4 kits (upgraded Smooth q)

+ Neewer 61″ tripod, 24″ carbon fiber stabilizer, 20″ portable tripod thingy, etc

+ Koolestron 4.3″ LCD digital USB microscope with 10X

+ generic camcorder

+ Emart 10×12 ft heavy duty backdrop stand kit

+ more Celestrons

MEANWHILE in the main Amazon USA Gold Box, among the deals of the day for WEdnesday you can find:

+ NetGear networking equipment sale (14 options, modems, routers, mesh, etc)
+ S-Zone and Aaron Leather Goods bags
+ extended TV labor day offers

Tuesday: more Intel Gamer Days offerings

The “Intel Gamer Days” continue at the Amazon USA Gold Box with today’s (Tuesday 9/3/19) offers being the headliners of the Gold Box with laptops from MSI and Lenova, and an iBuyPower desktop, various other accessories…

Tuesday Lightning Deals: 4K Action Cams, On-Camera Monitors and LEDs, Gimbal Stabilizers, Celestron, Etc

As of the time of writing there are about 50 listings in the Camera and Photo classified section of the Lightning Deals of the Tuesday Amazon Gold Box. Of potential interest:

+ Celestron UpClose porro binos for $25 to $30
+ Celestron Astromaster telescope accessory for $47~
+ the above two are in-progress as of the time of writing

+ more 15% off Celestrons coming

+ Feelworld F570 5.7″ (nice, the model name matches the screen size) and Master MA5 on-camera monitors

+ Neewer [it’s not lightning deals without Neewer] 3-wheels wireless dolly, action cam accessory kit, slider track dolly, CN-160 LED dimmable on-c light, 750 II TTL flash for Nikon, etc

+ APEman 4K and Dragon Touch 4k30fps and Akase Brave 4K and Victure 4K action cams

+ Hohem splashproof gimbal for GoPRO and iSteady PRO 2 splashproof 3-axis gimbal stabilizer

+ FotoPRO UFO2 12″ flexible tripod

+ charger/battery for GoPRO, generic digiframe, 3-axis gimbal stabilizer, 75″ ESDDI tripod, 10″ ring light with tripod, diving light, etc

Monday: Anker PowerBank and Wall Charger sale

Powerbanks have been a blessing in not-much-of-a disguise for digital photography as well, so if that’s so with your arsenal, one of the Amazon USA Gold BoX deals of the day for Monday September 2nd in 2019 is a sale on Anker charging products featuring three power-banks, two of which are of the powerful PD kind with 20,000 to 26800 mAh, along with a more lightweight $30 version with 10,000 mAh and USB-C charging input. There’s also wall chargers, car chargers, wireless chargers and the obligatory cables.

Also part of the Gold Box is the continuation of the “Intel Gamers” sale with a $550 MSI GL63 in the spotlight (i5-8300H, 15.6″, 256GB nvme SSD, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GTX1050, etc).