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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Spider SpiderPro Hand Strap for $25

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

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

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

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN [Sony E] for $339

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the latest incarnation of the Adorama daily deals, this lot good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN for Sony E only for $339

+ Dolica 62″ Proline Aluminum Alloy Tripod and Ball Head for $35

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Exclusive HexaPop Kit (Godox AD200 TTL Pocket Flash) for $319

+ AKG K-701 headphones for $159

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (66 options, C/N/E/X/M)

Black Friday is also a time for singing, o/~ Zeiss, Zeiss Baby! o/~ That’s right a total of 66 options are participating in the Zeiss Black Friday offers. You won’t find a zoom lens here no matter how hard you try πŸ™‚

They have options for Sony E, Nikon F, Canon EF, Fuji X, and of course the good old rangefinders (ZM). Prices range from $610 (32/1.8 for Fuji X) to $4999 (Otus 100/1.4 ZE (EF)). Some of them get freebies (Zeiss lens filters)…

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

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

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

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

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

Sony complicated mail-in promotion with conditions: Buy 2 or More participating Sony Lenses, Own a qualifying Sony Full-Framer, and Get Mail-In Rebate Per Lens

Sony is running a little bit of a convoluted “buy more save more” type of a promotion until December 6 in 2020. The start of the promotional period was September 1st in 2020. Items need not to be purchased from the same retailer or the same date.

The offer requires:

  • Buy 2 or more Sony Lenses from this eligible list of options; new condition authorized dealer only, no open-box, no used, no refurbished – look for them at B&H Photo
  • You Must Own a Sony Full Frame camera from this list A7S III, A7R III, A7R IV, A9, A9 II; purchase time does not matter for this, you could also buy the camera together with the lenses
  • you must enter the information (serial numbers, etc) at the promotional Sony page
  • you will receive $100 to $200 per eligible lens; the amounts per lens are predetermined (typically the more expensive the lens, the higher the rebate)
  • you will receive the amount in about 2 months as a prepaid VISA gift card
  • check all the terms conditions and restrictions before jumping in

Separately, Sony is running a promotion that if you own an eligible Sony camera and purchase a Sony Xperia 1 II or 5 II, you get a rebate of $150 or $120. Eligible Also a 12/6/20 expiration date… Details via the PDF file at the Xperia 1 II product page at B&H, which as of the time of writing it gets a $100 B&H gift card as well…

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

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

Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM for $699

If you want to jump on the new Canon RF mirrorless system [eg yesterday’s $1000 deal] and you also want a 10x optical zoom lens to go with it, the new condition RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens is on sale for $699 with free US shipping at Adorama (with extra freebies) and also at the official Canon store and at B&H Photo

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 πŸ™‚

Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF [Sony E] with FREE Zeiss 67mm T* UV Filter for $1104

Prime time, Zeiss time, and E-time all in one! The new condition Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $1104 at B&H Photo which automatically includes a free lens filter, and what a filter, the Zeiss 67mm T* UV Filter (goes for $90 on its own)…

And now we can just pretend I made all the low-hanging fruit jokes (bat an eye, zeiss-zeiss baby, etc) and spare you the trouble of reading them anew πŸ™‚

For more B&H action, check their on-going Black Friday 2020 deals page..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ also powerbank and Swann security camera DVR system

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 [Sony E] or $179 [m43]

This is a limited time offer but it is not part of the Sunday daily deals at B&H Photo. Sony E photographers you too can get a super-macro lens but of a different kind. It is the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro going for $149 for Sony E and $179 in Micro Four Thirds… The Fuji X and Canon EF-M are not on sale [$239]…

For more action, check the B&H Holiday Head Start sale in-progress right now…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DC OS HSM Contemporary with FREE USB Dock for $799 [Nikon only]

iT’S A LENS DAY but only for Nikon photographers at the Adorama daily deals. Good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens in the Nikon F mount with a FREE Nikon USB Dock for $799 with free US shipping… The Canon version and the Sigma SA version [shoutout to the five brave SA users still out there!] go for $899 each…

There’s a couple of other daily deals at Adorama as well:

+ Joby GorillaPod 5K Tripod Kit with Rig for $80

+ Polar Pro Peter McKinnon Edition 82mm Variable ND 2-5 and 6-9 Stop Filter for $350

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

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

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

Thursday: SLC Magic Cine 35/1.2 FE for $199 [also: GVM, Movo, Nanuk, Manfrotto, BluTec, 16TB WD, Celestron, Etc]

Hooray, hooray, it’s back to back LENS DAYS at the B&H daily deals, this lot good until 11:59pm ET tonight (or earlier if sold out)..

+ SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 FE for the Sony E mount for $199

+ GVM Bi-Color LED Video Light G100W for $209

+ Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 On-Camera LED Light for $35

+ Nanuk 918 6-lens case for $100 in six color schemes

+ MoVo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head for $130

+ Vello Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer for $50 available for select cameras in five different camera systems: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and OlyPan

+ BluTec 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Capture Device for $69

UPDATE #1: among the Thursday Best Buy dailies they have the 16TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD for $260 [kinda scary to have so much data on a single 16TB HDD without any backups], and a $1500 A-Data gaming laptop [I dinna ken A-Data made gaming laptops]… Sorry juice fans, but the PocketJuice is not a portable juice maker, it’s just a fancy name for a powerbank πŸ™‚

UPDATE #2: a big Celestron sale is among the headliners for the Thursday 11/12/20 Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour. A dozen products are participating, a mix of binoculars, travel scopes and spotting scopes, with prices ranging from $60 to $499…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ also internal SSD and JBL true wireless

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

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

+ StabiLens Cinematographer Kit for $100

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF Lens for $249 [X/E/m43/EF-M]

It’s your lucky day, a union of the two towers (okay, two lenses) type of day because it’s a LENS DAY at both the B&H daily deals and now the Adorama daily deals which runs until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

The Adorama offering is good for the Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds and Canon EF-M systems. It goes for $249 with free US shipping and it is … the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS manual focus lens…

There’s also a second Adorama daily deal this time, it is the new condition Polar Pro Peter McKinnon Edition 67mm Variable ND 6-9 Stop Filter going for $179 with free US shipping…

Speaking of daily deals, the Monday daily deals at the NewEgg store include the 128GB Samsung EVO (orange/cream) microSDXC for $18 and the 16TB (!) Seagate Expansion desktop external USB 3.0 HDD for $288 after a spartan $7 off promo code… And various other techie things as usual…

Meanwhile at the Monday Amazon USA Holiday Rash (is there an ointment for that?) [OOOPS, it’s holiday dash, not rash] they have a sale on Samsung SSDs both internal and external with prices ranging from $54 to $250… And they have my favorite nutrition/protein bar of all time on sale, it’s an RX sale!

Monday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 [X/E], Aputure, WD, K&F, Etc

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Monday 11/2/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 in your choice of Fuji X or Sony E
+ lens is available in silver or black (but not in the Raiders silver-and-black)

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC (C10) for $9.49

+ 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $93

+ K&F Concept M284 Aluminum Tripod for $70

+ Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light for $129 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Shure SE 535 earphones for $199

UPDATE: the headliner of the Woot dailies is the refurbished 13.5″ Surface Laptop 3 (i5-1035G7 quad, 8GB RAM, 128GB, Wifi6, etc) going for $750 with a 1-year Microsoft warranty…

And at the Best Buy dailies there’s a $330 budget HP SSD desktop (Pentium Gold G6400, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, UHD 630, dual display support, etc)…

Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter (EF lenses to M43 bodies) for $115

We have a new Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday 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 M43rds camera bodies going for $115 with free US shipping… Only this option/combination is on the listing…

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 πŸ˜‰ }), 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…

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 πŸ™‚

20% off Rokinon lenses (163 options) and Samyang lenses (26 options)

Lensaholic fans, unite and take over! Nearly 200 lens options are participating in a 20% off Prime Deal promotion through the Prime Deals.

You have to be a prime member to get these offers. IF not, you can still get the deal by simply starting a 30-day free trial

The lenses are way too many for me to list here individually:

+ 163 Rokinon lens options

+ 26 Samyang lens options

Remember, for the promotion to be in effect, typically Amazon itself must be the seller…

Speaking of group sales, there is a Manfrotto and Joby 20% off sale with 18 products participating and that’s the magic number of products for this Nanuk sale (waterproof hard camera cases in multiple color schemes)… These too is available for Prime members only…

And another Computers and Monitors sale including desktops, AiO computers, laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, computer monitors, and such including LG Gram, ConceptD, ASUS Zen, Acer, BenQ, Samsung, Dell, Viewsonic, Lenovo, Alienware and HP…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

Wedn: Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 [PL] for $999, Etc

Hump Day is here once again and hooray-hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm tonight or earlier if sold out:

+ Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 with PL Mount for $999
+ only the PL mount is on sale!

+ Tamrac Jazz Zoom 23 v2.0 Camera Holster (Black) for $10

+ Genaray two SL-57 Soft LED Lights and two PIXI Plus Mini Tripods Kit
for $70

+ Logan Graphics 450-1: 40″ Artist Elite Mat Cutter for $135
+ because a Dollar Store cutter can only do so much πŸ™‚

Return of the Deals: Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine [M43] for $279

UPDATE: this complete set of daily deals is back, running until Wednesday 10/7/20 Tuesday 10/6/20 at 10am eastern…

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Sunday [Saturday this ended up running for 48 hours] at 10am eastern time or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration hour…

+ Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $279 in the M43rds only

+ EggTronic 20,000 mAh 63W power-bank for USB-C devices for $50

+ AKG K240 II studio headphones for $100

+ Swan security DVR kit for $199

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…