Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine [m43] for $299

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals, good until Friday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine lens for the micro.four.thirds system for $299 with free US shipping…

Only the M43rds is on sale at $299. The other options go for $349+…

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™‚

FREE (by mail) Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-lens with Panasonic S5 PreOrder/Purchase

This is not a Labor Day deal, but I haven’t posted about it yet, so this is a good time to post it! If you are planning to pre-order/purchase the Panasonic S5 full-frame mirrorless camera by 9/30/20, and you are willing to do some e-paperwork, Panasonic-Sigma will send you by mail [once you complete the predefined tasks] a Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-system lens for FREE! This is the first time as far as I can recall when you buy a camera from Manufacturer X and you receive a free lens from Manufacturer Y πŸ™‚

Anyway, the Panasonic S5 body only is available for pre-order for $1999 at B&H Photo and Adorama, both reputable and authorized dealers, and they both mention this promotion explicitly on their website and include a PDF file of the terms and conditions.

A copy of the receipt and the barcode of the camera are among the items needed in order to get the freebie. One gift per purchase and up to two free gifts per person. The gifts will be handed out in purchase-time order. The PDF even includes an email for questions…

PS1: the offer is also available if you purchase the Panasonic S5 with Panasonic 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 S kit for $2298 from B&H Photo and Adorama… This is not a bad starter kit, with a zoom and the Sigma prime by mail arriving later on…

PS2: the offer is not mentioned at the Amazon website. To be safe, for these type of offers, it’s better to go with the camera-centric retailers because they are more organized with the offers, and your claim cannot get caught up in “you bought from an Amazon 3rd-party seller” nonsense…

PS3: the promotional period is September 2-30 in 2020, so if you had previously pre-ordered (from an eligible/authorized dealer) without knowing about the promotion, you are still eligible to participate…

PS4: and if you file a rebate with me, I will send you a vial of certified Olympus Tears πŸ˜‰

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…

Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $299 [m43 or DS Nikon DX]

Hooray, hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals where they offer the new condition Micro Four Thirds version of the Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $299 with free US shipping!

The daily deal offer is available only in M43rds but when you check for the other variants of the Rokinon 16mm T2.2 lens, we find that as of the time of writing the Cine DS (Nikon DX) is also on sale for $299 with free US shipping, while the non-DS Sony E goes for $349…

But the lens is not alone. There are two more Adorama daily deals as well:

+ Sirui 77mm Nano MC Circular Polarizer Filter, Aluminum Ring for $22

+ NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit with 86mm Enhanced Circular Landscape Polarizer Filter for $85

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…

Wedn: Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 circular fisheye for $160 [C/N/E/X/m43], And MORE {ONA, Rotolight, SmallHD, AirPods, Sandisk, Etc]

To pickup from yesterday, the new OnePlus Nord is starting at 399 euro, but no US availability/pricing so far. It is a nice mix of old and new technology to meet the price point. It is nice that the mid-range battles are heating up, because let’s face it, the majority of people don’t need/want or can’t afford $1200+ flagships these days!

Back to the B&H daily deals [tested: corrected link] where it is a LENS(baby) DAY. Offers good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]:

+ LensBaby 5.8mm f3.5 circular fisheye (DSLR edition in Canon and Nikon) for $160
+ Mirrorless version in Sony E, Fuji X and Micro 4/3rds for $160 as well
+ with bonus 4% B&H rewards
+ the f-stop number is almost equal to the focal number!
+ this one can also be called a “FishBaby” πŸ™‚

+ ONA Bowery Camera Bag (Nylon, Black) for $69

+ RotoLight Anova Pro 2 Bi-Color Standard LED Light for $779

+ SmallHD 702 Bright On-Camera Monitor for $679

+ AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case & AppleCare+ Kit for $239

+ also: CoreSWX batteries

Meanwhile among the Best Buy deals du jour you can get the 128GB Sandisk Ultra PLUS SDXC card for $25 along with the usual Shutterfly coupon. Best Buy “loves” these Sandisk “PLUS” cards. Whatever their difference is from the non-PLUS πŸ™‚

And finally at the Newegg website is the 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC for $38 with free US shipping…

UPDATE: meanwhile the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Thursday at 10am ET) is the new condition Gitup Git2 1080p Full HD Gyro Video Wi-Fi Action Camera going for $85 with free US shipping and handling…

Monday: Rokinon 12mm f2 for $239 [X] to $249 [m43] to $269 [E]

Prime fans of the Mirrorless World unite and take over! It’s LENS DAY at the B&H Daily Deals [CORRECTED LINK], good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF lens in two colors:
+ black: $239 Fuji X, $249 M43rds, $269 Sony E
+ silver: $249 Fuji X and M43rds [Sony E is regular price]

+ Anker 10,000mAh PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Portable Charger for $20
+ USB-C input and output, as well as USB-A output

+ NanLite MixPad 27 Tunable RGB Hard and Soft LED Panel for $229

+ aStatic microphone things, various options, $39 to $79

UPDATE: Samsung is the theme du jour at the Amazon USA Gold Box where the new condition factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is on sale for $499 (128GB) or $649 (512GB)… Note that the Note 20 will be revealed later this year and has already been leaking like a sieve. The “current model” as of the time of writing is the Note 10… Also on sale are Samsung audio products… Remember, Samsung is now the proud owner of Harman Kardon, JBL, and AKG [among many others]…

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN [Sony E] for $339 [also: Surface PRO 7, Flashpoint, Etc]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Wednesday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]. The deals are:

+ Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporariaries for $339 in the Sony E system

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash with Barndoor Kit Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Godox AD200) for $249

+ CyberPower Intelligent LCD Computer Battery Backup, 1350VA 810W UPS, 8 Outlets for $95

+ Microsoft 12.3″ Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-1035G4 1.1 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Home, Platinum Bundle, Includes Surface Pro Type Cover for $799

Samyang 18mm f2 Auto Focus for $289 [Sony E FF]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal good until Saturday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out], it is the new condition Samyang 18mm f2.8 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system [full frame lens] going for $289 with free US shipping…

Rokinon 85mm f1.4 MF for Nikon Z for $149 [ends Sun 10am ET]

Today is Zee Day for Nikon Zee fans, because the current Adorama daily deal, good until Sunday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] is the new condition Nikon Z version of the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 UMC lens, a manual focus lens of course, going for $149 with free US shipping…

It’s hard to argue for the price, unless you hate manual focus with the passion of a thousand suns πŸ™‚

FREE Streaming: Choosing the Right Lens (4h17min) [ends Wedn 12pm ET]

Free-streaming until Wednesday 7/1/20 at 11:55am eastern time, headlining the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule is the 4 hour and 17 minute John Greengo class “Choosing The Right Camera Lens”. The class is FREE to watch during this time period.

The class repeats immediately after it ends, so the approximate start times are:

+ Tuesday 12pm ET
+ Tuesday 4:17pm ET
+ Tuesday 8:34pm ET
+ Wedn 12:51am ET
+ Wedn 5:08am ET
+ Wedn 9:25am ET [incomplete]
+ free-streaming ends Wedn 11:55am ET

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…

Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter (EF Lenses to M43 bodies) for $119

Of interest to Canon EF and Micro Four Thirds photographers is the current Adorama daily deal good until Thursday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out]. It is the new condition Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter for Canon EF lenses to go on Micro Four Thirds camera bodies going for $119 with free US shipping… Or you can buy it USED for $89+…

Meanwhile the daily deal all-star show that is the B&H Mega Deal zone continues onwards until 6/25/20, six months before Christmas 2020! Too many items to list here individually, but if I find time, I may shout-out a few of them…

Among the Wednesday Best Buy deals du jour, you can get the new condition 64GB Samsung microSDXC EVO PLUS UHS-I U3 card for $16 with the usual Shutterfly coupon promotion included [$25 store credit or 8×8″ photo book]…

Speaking of Best Buy, they are running a 4-Day Online Sale that runs until Thursday 6/25/20 with “savings in every department”…

And at NewEGG’s, a 256GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC card is bundled with a $50 Nintendo e-shop gift card, all together now for $95 [limit two per customer]…

Monday: SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.5 for $399 [X/E/m43], Etc

Monday is here and it’s a lens day at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.5 for $399 in your choice of M43rds or Fuji X or Sony E systems

+ Sirui T-1004SK T-S Aluminum Travel Tripod for $68 after $12 mail-in rebate

+ IndiPRO 2 x Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion V-Mount Batteries with Dual Battery Charger Kit (RED Compatible) for $449

+ DraCast LED180 Mobile Broadcast Kit for $109

+ SaraMonic VmicLink5 RX+TX Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Microphone System with Bodypack Transmitter and Lavalier Mic (5.8 GHz) for $129

+ reusable face mask kits, seven options, $19 to $23 per kit

Lots of small things of potential interest at the Best Buy Monday 6/22/20 daily deals:

+ 32GB Sandisk Cruzer USB 2.0 flash drive for $6.50
+ Philips Hue smart lightbulbs
+ car power adapter splitter for $8
+ $30 nice-looking coffee machine with visible water reservoir

And under “Clearance/Sellout” at Woot’s dailies there’s the new condition Force1 U34W Dragonfly Wi-Fi FPV Camera Drone going for $55, up to three per customer, with a 90-day Woot warranty…

In the EU market, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition DJI Osmo Action Cam Digital Action Camera for $269 with up to three per customer at the sale price…

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…

Pre-order new Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di-III RX [Sony E]

One more zoom-zoom lens option is coming soon for you Sony E-shooters! Tamron has just revealed their brand new 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for the Sony E-system, and it is available for pre-ordering for $729 at B&H Photo et al…

PS: I have double-checked, this is indeed Tamron, not Tokina [because I often get them confused]

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…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary w/FREE Tiffen UV for $289 [E/m43/EF-M]

Prime time for fans of Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and Canon EF-M, the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is on sale for $289 with free US shipping and a free 52mm Tiffen UV filter at B&H Photo as part of their OPTIC deals…

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…

SLR Magic 50mm T1.4 MicroPrime Cine for $429 [M43]

The one day I forgot to check the Adorama daily deal and it’s a lens! It’s the new condition SLR Magic 50mm T1.8 MicroPrime Cine going for $429 with free US shipping in the Micro Four Thirds system. Offer ends on Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN for $229 [E] {exp Wedn 10am ET}

The current Adorama deal du jour is the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN lens for the Sony E-system going for $229 with free US shipping until Wednesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

Monday: SLR Magic 25/T0.95 III for $369 [m43], SmallHD, G-Tech, Etc

Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals and a fast lens at that! Offers expire 11:59pm ET Monday 6/1/20 or earlier for any that sells out ahead of its designated expiration time…

+ SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 HyperPrime Cine III Lens for $369 in Micro Four Thirds
+ a lens tempting enough to get you to buy a M43rds camera body? Details at 11!

+ Smith-Victor SmartLED Spectrum Bi-Color LED Light with RGB for $90

+ E-Image EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod for $169

+ Small HD Focus Bolt options, $750 to $1400

+ G-Tech G-Drives / G-RAIDS, eight options, further discounted by automated in-cart coupon

+ Sachtler Heavy Duty Harness for $69

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET) is the new condition Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Kit – Godox AD200 Pro for $299 with free US shipping…

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

In-Stock Now: Nikon 120-300mm f2.8E FL ED SR VR AF-S

For the price of an old used Honda Civic you can instead get a brand new lens that will take you places photographically! The new Nikon 120-300mm f2.8E FL ED SR VR AF-S is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $9497 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

PS: speaking of B&H, they are having a sale on LaCie External Drives until 5/29/20…

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)…

Refurbished Nikon 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G DX for $447 [ends Thur 10am ET]

Zoom-zoom Nikon APS-C photographers! The current Adorama daily deal, good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the refurbished Nikon 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G DX lens for $447 with free US shipping. It comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty and assorted accessories (lens hood, caps, case).

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…

New Fuji X-System Instant Savings (Cameras, Lenses, MF, RAWsumers)

If you are mesmerized by the Fuji X-system, you are in luck and your wallet is potentially in tears as there’s a new round of Fuji Instant Savings running at B&H Photo that includes both camera kits and lenses on their own. Fuji cameras may be easier to adapter-use 3rd-party lenses on, but for fans of native AF lenses the options are fewer than other mirrorless systems, which keeps the Fuji lens prices without a lot of competition. People are not even willing to let go of the kit lenses when selling the cameras πŸ™‚

The sale includes the X-T30 with the 15-45 and freebies for $999, the 16-55 f2.8 lens with freebies for $900, and so on… Too many camera kits (X-T200, X-E3, X-A7 in the adorkable mint-green color scheme, etc) and lenses to list here individually…

In addition to those, the sale also includes some of the Fuji medium format gear along with their fixed-lens compact cameras (aka RAWsumers)… There’s also a couple of stray Finepix P&S cameras (of the water/elementproof kind)…

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]

Wedn: Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN for $399 [E/L], refurb Nikon Binos, GVM, LibraTorch, Etc

Hooray, it is LENS DAY at the Wednesday 4/29/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contempriaries Lens for $399 in Sony E or Leica L

+ Nikon 8×42 Aculon A211 Binocular for $50 (refurbished by Nikon USA)

+ LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video Light (Drone Edition) for $60

+ GVM Professional Video Aluminum Alloy Motorized Camera Slider (23″) for $139

+ SMK 4-Port USB 3.0 Type-A Hub with USB Type-C Connector for $10

+ Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset for $35

The Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET Thursday) is the new condition DJU Ronin S Essentials for $399 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies it’s kitchen electronics galore of all different kinds, while at the Woot website under “Computers” they have refurbished first generation 12.9-inch iPad PROs for $750 to $1050 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Monday: Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1169 [E], Bushnell, Porta Brace, Etc

It’s Monday and it’s LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonite or earlier if sold out

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1169 in Sony E

+ Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor No-Glow Trail Camera (Brown) for $100

+ Porta Brace Semi-Rigid Cargo-Style Camera Case (Black) for $89~

+ various microphone type thingies

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition Polar Pro Standard Series 6-Pack Filter Kit for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro for $50 with free US shipping…

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…

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…

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (Sony E) for $999 [ends Sun 10am ET]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Sunday at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out), it is the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 lens for the Sony E system going for $999 with free US shipping…

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˜‰

$70 OFF SLRMagic MagicPrime Cine T: $429 to $529 [X/E/m43]

If you feel like today’s lenses are so big they block out the Pink Super Moon, then you may mayhaps be potentially interested in considering considering the SLR Magic MicroPrimes. And what a coincidence, they are currently on a $70 OFF instant savings promotion at B&H Photo.

The promotion drops the prices as follows:

+ $429: Cine 12mm T2.8, 15mm T3.5

+ $529: Cine 18mm T2.8, 21mm T1.6, 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2, 75mm T1.5

The lenses are available in the Sony E, and Fuji X and to a lesser extend for Micro Four Thirds. Note that the 50mm is a T1.4 for M43rds, but T1.2 for the two APS-C systems. A total of 19 options are available…

Pre-order Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD for $1199 [Sony FE]

Going 35mm full frame has brought the Sony FE system additional lenses. Hot off the e-presses is a brand new Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD lens for the Sony E system only, with a pre-order price of $1199 at B&H Photo. No exact release estimate yet…

More details on the lens at the B&H Explora blog

In-Stock: Venus Laowa 4mm f2.8 fisheye for $199 (Sony E)

Sony E fans, the wait is almost over! The new condition Venus Laowa 4mm [not a typo] f2.8 fisheye lens is in-stock for $199 at B&H Photo. Orders will ship on 4/20/20. The lens remains in-stock for Fuji X and M43rds as well, while the Canon EF-M is in the “Coming Soon” status…

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AF for Sony E for $489 [ends Tue 10am ET]

It’s a double lens day! The current Adorama daily deal (ends Tuesday 10am ET) is also a lens deal (B&H’s Monday is also a lens), it is the new condition Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system going for $489 with free US shipping…

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…

Sunday: Rokinon 14/2.8 AF (FE) for $489, MeFoto, Peak D, DraCast, LiteP, Etc

Hooray, Sunday 4/5/20 is another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $489
+ only for the Sony FE system, and an actual Auto Focus lens!

+ open box Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13″ Version 2 for $120 in two color options

+ MeFoto BackPacker Air Travel Tripod for $49 in two color schemes

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Bi-Color Light for $119

+ LitePanels Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light for $190

+ RucPAc Slide Camera Strap for $25 in four color schemes

+ Crown Audio Slide Camera Strap for $170 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ flash deal: Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool for $10
+ Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket NOT included ^_^

UPDATE: speaking of B&H, they have launched a LIVE-Streaming from Home portal with various assorted products that can achieve this. If you wanted to dabble with a YouTube channel and such, this is a great opportunity. You never know how it goes until you try it! Sometimes when you put a camera/mic in front of someone, they transform πŸ™‚ Try it! And if you do, please let us know in the comments πŸ™‚

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition Mini Gadgets HCNVMiniCube 1″ 1080p Mini Cube Camera with Night Vision going for $35…

UPDATE #2 at the Sunday Woot dailies, the main Woot has a selection of Standing Desk gear ($23 to $109), while the “Computers” sub-Woot has MSI gaming desktops for $520 to $1250…

And at the Best Buy dailies there is a light theme, an OttLite powerup desk-lamp with wireless charging for $45, and two packs of GE A19 smart bluetooth LED light bulbs and a 80″ full color smart LED light strip, all together for $100 [the page over there walks you through what to click to get them all]….

Sigma Lens Instant Savings for DSLR and Mirrorless systems (93 options)

If you are a fan of Sigma lenses, their latest round of instant savings promotion are up and running at B&H Photo until 4/30/20 as follows:

+ 73 Lenses for SLR/DSLR systems including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA and a few Pentax K and Sony A too

+ 20 Lenses for Mirrorless Systems including Sony E, M43rds, Canon EF-M and Leica L too

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 f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Sony E Primes for $299 each with FREE B+W Filter [choice of 20, 24, 35mm]

If you are part of the Sony E system and you want to add some f2.8 prime lenses to your lens-arsenal, B&H Photo is having a Tamron for Sony E-lenses sale for $299 with free US shipping per lens, with a free B+W UV Haze filter and a Zeiss cleaning kit included by B&H automatically while this promotion is running.

The three lenses participating in the sale, $299 each, are:

  • 20mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  • 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  • 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2