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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rokinon 85mm f1.4 MF lens for $279 [Nikon Z] {ends Tue 10am ET}

The latest Adorama daily deal (ends Tuesday 3/31/20 at 10am ET) is the new condition Rokinon 85mm f1.4 UMC manual focus lens for the Nikon Z mirrorless system going for $279 with free US shipping.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ AngLer 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light for $99

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

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

+ also Teradek and Polsen audio gear

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday: Zeiss Batis 40/2 CF (E) for $949, Wooden Camera, DraCast, SmallHD, Etc

Hooray, we have another lens day, Tuesday 3/24/20 is the second in a row at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF for $949 in Sony E only (full frame of course)
+ CF = close focusing, not carried forward

+ Wooden Camera Unified BMPCC4K/BMPCC6K Camera Cage (Rubber Handle) for $169
+ “Wooden Camera” is the company’s name, you will not receive an actually wooden camera πŸ™‚
+ add this to the company/product naming faux-pas πŸ™‚

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Plus Daylight LED Light for $139

+ SmallHD FOCUS OLED SDI Monitor Gimbal Kit for $299

+ also NetGear NightHawk and Denon Audio Commander
+ very impressive sounding names πŸ™‚

Meanwhile the headliner of the Tuesday Best Buy dailies is the Microsoft Surface PRO 7 tablet going for $900 after you add it to the shopping cart (12.3″, i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD, latest model). Keyboard and Pen are NOT included…

Samyang 85mm f1.4 AutoFocus for $599 [Sony E] {ends Tue 10am ET}

Prime time at the latest Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily), it is the new condition Samyang 85mm f1.4 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system going for $599 with free US shipping. This is only available in the Sony E system and unlike the other mounts, this is an actual autofocus lens…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 MF Chipped for $289 [Nikon] {ends Wedn 10am ET}

Good until Wednesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC MF lens with chip for the Nikon F system going for $289 with free US shipping. Only the Nikkkkon [UK pronunciation] is on sale…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN for $229 [Sony E] {ends Fri 10am ET}

It’s a lens day at the Adorama daily deal, it is the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN lens going for $229 with free US shipping, only in the Sony E system. The other two (EF-M, M43rds) go for $289. The sale ends at 10am ET (on Friday 3/6/20) or earlier if sold out…

Thur: Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS for $239 [X/E], Moza, MacBook PRO

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

+ Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS for $239 in your choice of Sony E or Fuji X

+ MoZa AirCross 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $369

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Mid 2017, Space Gray) for $1099

+ Sachtler Eargonizer Audio Bag for $120 in Small or $140 in Large

15% off select KEH Lenses with coupon code [ends Thur PM]

KEH Camera is back with a new 3-day promotion, you can get 15% off select Lenses using coupon code LENS3A in the shopping cart. The sale ends on Thursday 3/5/20 at 11:59pm ET.

Excluded are β€œNew” condition and “USED – Like New” condition items as usual…

Limited quantity or high demand or hard to find used items may sell out quickly, so if you are interested in one of those, don’t wait until Thursday night…

Tuesday: Vello Lens Adapter Mania (60 options, $12 to $69), SYRP Slingshots, Etc

Tuesday is here and with-it it-brings a fisheye and an adapter among the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Vello lens adapter-a-palooza with 60 options ranging from $12 to $69
+ too many to list here individually

+ Moment 15mm Fisheye Lens for $50
+ you must needs have or purchase a compatible Moment Photo case to use with your phone

+ SYPR Slingshot, three options, $899 to $2099

+ Tamrac memory card wallets, 8 options, $6 to $8

+ IZOtope Nectar Elements Automated Vocal Production Plug-In for Pro Audio (Download) for $9

Wedn: Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM, Pelican Cases, 1TB WD, LEDGO kit, FeiYu, Etc

It’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (Extra Terrestrial) on Wednesday 2/26/20 (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1179 only in Sony E
+ the Leica L version is not on sale but it gets a free lens filter

+ 1TB 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $40
+ this is white-gold ~ in case you color-code your external HDDs by usage type (eg blue for backups, black for production use, red for mafia work, yellow for TV/movies, green for nature pics, etc)

+ LEDGo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $98
+ eggs NOT included in the egg crate; try Trader Joe for that πŸ™‚

+ Pelican Cases, seven options, $60 to $178

+ FeiYu AK4000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $239
+ if Beatles were around now, just like the Dave Matthews Band turned their song into a Ben & Jerry ice cream, the Beatles would have turned “Hey You” into a “Fei Yu” commercial πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal: Sandisk ibi Smart Photo Manager with 1TB for $100 after in-cart coupon
+ later: no teaser shown as of the time of writing

Sigma Prime f1.4 DC DN Contemporary 3-Lens Bundle for Sony E for $942 (ends Tue 10am ET)

The current Adorama daily deal (ends at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Sigma Contemporary Prime Lens Bundle for the Sony E system for $942 with free US shipping. For that, you get:

+ Sigma 16mm f1.4
+ Sigma 30mm f1.4
+ Sigma 56mm f1.4
+ Sigma lens case (holds 3 lenses)
+ all three are DC DN Contemporary lenses
+ only for the Sony E-system

No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this limited-time promotion is running…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC MF for $269 [Z]

The current Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC manual focus lens going for $269 with free US shipping in the Nikon Z system. That’s the advertised deal. When you look at the other mount options of this lens it goes for $239 in Fuji X and Sony E and $269 in M43rds and $329 in Canon RF…

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

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

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

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

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

+ and some Ring thing

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

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

15% off select Lenses, 20% off select Accessories with KEH coupon (ends Wedn PM)

Good until Wednesday 2/5/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code SALE2A gets you discounts on select featured products at KEH Camera as follows:

+ 15% off select featured LENSES

+ 20% off select camera/photo accessories including tripods and lighting

As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon. You can test the coupon without login/signup in their shopping cart…

Exclusions apply as usual, no Leica, no “NEW” condition, no “Used – Like New” products, no memory cards, no film, no Breakthrough branded products, no extended warranties are eligible for the coupon promotion…

Samyang 18mm f2.8 Autofocus FF {Sony E} for $299 (ends Fri 10am ET)

Hooray, it’s lens time at the Adorama daily deal, it’s the new condition Samyang 18mm F2.8 Auto Focus full frame lens for the Sony E system going for $299 with free US shipping. Daily deals end at 10am eastern…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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