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…

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

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

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

KEH Starter Kit #1: USED Nikon D5100 with 18-55 and Extras and 180-day warranty for $239

We have the first of three USED camera “Starter Kits” offered by KEH Camera. This one is the lowest price one as you are getting an older DSLR (released in 2011) but you are also paying a lot less for a non-entry-level tier APS-C DSLR. It is the USED Nikon D5100 Starter Kit that includes the 18-55mm DX (no VR) lens, battery, charger, 52mm UV filter, camera strap and 16GB memory card along with a 180-day warranty offered by KEH. All this for $239 plus shipping…

Optionally, the starter kits (and many other purchases at KEH) are also offered through an installment plan through Affirm. As always with these type of financing offers, be sure to read the terms and conditions before jumping in, and look at how they figure into your financial planning and such…

KEH Starter Kit #2: USED Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR AF-P and Extras and 180-day warranty for $269

On the other hand, if you want a more recent DSLR body, KEH Camera is also offering a Nikon D3300 centered Starter Kit. The D3300 was released in 2014. It comes with the AF-P 18-55mm X VR lens, battery, charger, 55mm UV filter, camera strap and 16GB memory card. You also get a 180-day warranty from KEH. The price is $269 plus shipping…

Given today’s memory card prices, you may scoff at a 16GB card, but given that this is a “starter kit”, it is a great idea to include a memory card, so a potential buyer or gift recipient can start shooting out of the box without additional purchases. Then one can procure additional memory cards as needed 🙂

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

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

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

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

+ RotoLight NEO 2 LED Light for $140

+ Porta Brace Wheeled Rigid Frame DSLR Case for $250

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 🙂

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

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

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

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

+ AngLer 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light for $99

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

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

+ also Teradek and Polsen audio gear

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

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

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

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

Refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $665

We have a “Refurbished Full Frame Trilogy” of posts, starting with the refurbished US model Nikon D610 body only for $665 with free S&H for Prime members or $6 flat for non-members. Yes, you can haz a full framer for under $666 🙂

Up to ten per customer at the sale price. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. This one does not have an optional SquareTrade warranty offer [or I didn’t find it].

This too surfaced through the Woot Categories, a much easier way to see what else the still-chaotic Woot is offering 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ 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 🙂

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ and some Ring thing

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

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

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”…

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

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

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

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

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

+ PElican 2740C LED Headlamp for $12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EU: Nikon Z and DSLR and Lenses sales [50 options]

Amazon Germany is having another Nikon gear sale featuring Z and DSLR camera bodies, along with various lenses along with a few Coolpixies as well. Lenses are all over the place, including the 20/4.5-5.6G DX VR for 225 euro and the 50/1.8G FX for 150 euro…

A total of 50 options are available, too many to list here individually…

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

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

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

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

+ DataColor Spyder5ELITE Display Calibration System for $150

+ LuxLi Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light for $229

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nikon D5600 Options abound (NC Two Lens Kit for $600, Refurb Body for $400, Etc)

The Nikon D3500 two lens kit goes for $400 as part of the Cyber FriMonday festivities, but if you want a more advanced DSLR as a jumping point into the Nikon system, the new condition (NC) Nikon D5600 two lens kit (18-55, 70-300) is currently going for $600 at various authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo and Amazon)…

However, if you do not want/need the kit lenses and prefer a lower priced entry, Adorama has D5600 refurbished options with the body only going for $397, with 18-55 for $430, and two lens kit for $500. But if you prefer the new condition two lens kit they have a bundle with modest freebies (16GB SD, Lowerpro bag, lens filters, Corel, etc)

EU: lots of Nikon Lenses sale including 50mm f1.8G for 149 euro

Lots of nice price on Nikon lenses at Amazon Germany including the obligatory headliner of the sale, the new condition 50mm f1.8G AF-S lens going for 149 euro with free shipping within Germany and Austria. Limit two per customer. Hard to argue with the price and if/when you want to sell it alone or with a DSLR bundle, it makes for a more attractive kit…

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART w/USB Dock, Filters, Etc for $639 [C/N/A/K/Si]

We do not have a DX/APS-C theme today, it just happened that the last three lens deals posted are APS-C 🙂 This time we zoom brighter, the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART is bundled with the official Sigma USB dock, lens filters and cleaning kits for $639 at Adorama in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony-Minolta A, and Sigma DSLR systems…

At B&H Photo all but the Canon version for some reason get the free Sigma USB dock. All of them get a free 72mm UV filter and a Zeiss cleaning kit…

At Amazon it’s the usual Wild West of 3rd-party sellers and bundles, more so in this case because there are five options for the lens, so multiply the 3rd-party seller chaos by five. Plus the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon credit card…

Nikon D3500 with 18-55 & 70-300 & Lots of Extras for $397

A Black-Cyber (and holiday shopping season) tradition, a Nikon D3XX two-lens kit limited time promotion and indeed a great gift idea considering the D3500’s battery life, it’s the new condition Nikon D3500 with the 18-55mm DX VR AF-P and 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G DX non-VR AF-P official two lens kit (with the official Nikon bag and learnings online course [goodbye DVDs?]) going for $397 at authorized Nikon dealers but that’s not all, retailers are adding their own freebies as well!

At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC memory card and a digital download of Skylum Luminar 4 (it’s imaging software, even though its name might remind some of Skyrim)…

At Adorama there is a 16GB Lexar SD card, a card reader and a cleaning kit…

The only freebie at Amazon is the official Nikon bag and course that are Nikon-included. But if you pay with an Amazon credit/store card, you get 5% back, $20~ in this case…

EU: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for 266 euro [C/N]

As you can tell from the reviews, this lens has its share of trade-offs but then again, you are only paying 266 euro, so can you scrutinize it the same way you’d scrutinize a four-figures f2.8 constant-aperture zoom? It’s up to you (of course)…

“This” being the new condition Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM on sale for a limited time for 266 in your choice of Canon or Nikon DSLR systems at Amazon Germany by Amazon Germany itself. Limit two per system per customer…

EU: Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX for 119 euro [limit 2]

Hard to go wrong with this lens at this price if you have/use a DX DSLR, it is the new condition Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX AF-S lens going for 119 euro with free shipping within Germany-Austria at Amazon Germany. Limit two per customer.

Nikon D750 body with 12-month Creative Cloud for $997

35mm full frame for $1000 and that’s for a Nikon D7XX, not a D6XX! During the Black Friday – Cyber Monday festivities, authorized Nikon dealers are offering the Nikon D750 body only for $997 but that’s not all! B&H Photo is bundling it with a 12-month prepaid Creative Cloud subscription! IF you don’t want the Creative Cloud, there’s also a “With Free Accessory kit” option that gets you instead a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC and a camera bag…

Free accessories is also the name of the game for $998 at Adorama (more free items but 32GB SDXC card).

No freebies at amazon.com but you get 5% cashback if you pay with an Amazon credit or store card (or you can get a special 12-month finance promotion).

Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $899 [C/N]

It’s a great day for wide zoom freedom pronounced prophetically Pink Floyd. It is the Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD SP going for $899 in your choice of Canon or Nikon, for a limited time, at B&H Photo. Used options currently start at $644 depending on system…

Zeiss Lens Sale (68 options) [C/N/E/X/M]

Here’s a bold prediction: eventually ZEISS is going to hire Vanilla Ice to do a “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” commercial, be it a serious one or a self-parody. But until then (mayhaps don’t hold your breath) there is a sale of 68 Zeiss Lens options at B&H Photo. Note that this is lens options, not lenses, meaning a lens available in four mounts counts as four options in the listings…

Prices start at $612 and go upwards, but don’t forget to also look at the USED options shown in smaller print in the listings. For example the Tweet 32mm f1.8 for Sony E is available for $425 in “Used Condition 9″…

The most expensive individual lens of this lot is the Otus 100mm f1.4 (ZE, ZF.2) for $4242 but the most expensive items in sale are Prime 4-Packs of Loxia and Batis lenses for Sony E going for $4600~ and $4924~ respectively. Find them all, sorted by price, at the B&H Zeiss sale

The sale is a mix of DSLR lenses (Canon and Nikon) and mirrorless lenses (Sony E, Fuji X) and rangefinder (Leica M, aka ZM)…

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemp for $649 [C/N]

It’s not a bird, it’s a lens! The current limited time Adorama daily deal (there is a countdown clock on the aforelinked page) is the new condition Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens on sale for $649 with free US shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this offer is in progress…

KEH Starter Kit: Used Nikon D3100 w/18-55 DX VR, Extras and 1-YR warranty for $159

Per the “DSLR Fairness Doctrine” of 2002, if a retailer offers a Canon bundle, they must needs also offer a Nikon bundle. So KEH Camera is also offering the Nikon D3100 Starter Kit. For $159 you get:

+ Nikon D3100 camera
+ 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 DX VR
+ battery and charger
+ 52mm UV filter
+ 16GB memory card
+ 365-day KEH warranty
+ the gear is in USED – EX (Excellent) condition…

KEH has also prepared a list of optional recommendations to go with the starter kit. The recommendations you buy separately as individual products.

Thursday: Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED DX VR for $200

The main Woot deal of the day is a “Woot Plus” Give the Gift of Technologie sale featuring 25 in-stock items (and one sold-out). One of the in-stock items is the new condition Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED DX VR lens going for $200 with free shipping for Prime members and a 90-day Woot warranty (not a 1-year Nikon warranty). Limit up to ten lenses per customer at the sale price. Sale ends at 11:59pm central time on Thursday 11/14/19 (or earlier if sold out)…

Thursday: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II (N) for $289, GlideCam, Nuance, DraCast, Vizio, Etc

Rejoice it’s not a bird, it’s a Lens among the Thursday B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II for $289 but only in the Nikon F mount
+ the Canon EF and Sony A (or Sonya) go for more and they are not participating in this sale

+ GlideCam Devin Graham Signature Series Handheld Stabilizer for $549

+ Devin Graham himself is NOT included 😉

+ DraCast LED500 Pro Daylight LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $180

+ BrownIng BTC-4P Command Ops Pro Trail Camera for $60

+ NuAnce Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium for $50

+ ViZio E Series 65″ Class HDR UHD Smart LED TV for $550 with FREE HDMI cable (included by B&H)

UPDATE: for European shoppers, one of the Amazon Germany deals of the day is a sale on AmazonBasics tech items including various backpacks (not dedicated camera bags though) and various cables (different kinds of USB, Lightning, etc)

Nikon D3500 with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR and Various Extras for $447

If you don’t want to deal with the madness of the holiday shopping season and chasing black friday deals and such, and you want a Nikon APS-C DSLR starter kit with extras, then for $447 you can get the Nikon D3500 2-lens kit with freebies at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself. The two lenses are the 18-55mm DX VR AF-P and the 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G DX AF-P non-VR. Also included is a Nikon camera bag with a free online course.

From there on, Adorama and B&H include additional freebies. At B&H you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and the Paintshop PRO 2020 Ultimate software (on DVD with a download card)… At Adorama a 16GB Lexar II SDHC card, a USB card reader and a cleaning kit… Optionally at Adorama when you click on the “Create Your Bundle and save up to $200” you can add the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens with extras for +$297…

Wedn: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di XR SP [C/N] for $369

It’s “The Return of the Lenses” playing at the B&H daily deals movie theater and Canon and Nikon (and mount adapter) photographers have a chance until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) to grab the new condition Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di SP for $369 with free US shipping. Note that this is not a stabilizer (VC) lens.

The other three daily deals:

+ InterFit S1N AC/DC HSS TTL Monolight with FREE TTL remote (Canon or Nikon or Sony) for $380
+ AC/DC vinyl records and t-shirts NOT included

+ LenOvo 13.3″ IdeaPad 730S Laptop for $599
+ Core i7-8565U Quad, 16GB LPDDR3, 512GB PCIe SSD, 13.3″ 1920 x 1080 IPS, Intel UHD Graphics 615, etc

+ various CoreSWX charger options, $570 to $1400

Thursday: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 (C/N/E/X/m43)

Party on Wayne! It’s lens day at the Halloween B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 in your choice of DSLR systems (Canon EF or Nikon F) and Mirrorless systems (Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Eight Sixths)
+ NOTE: some of other mounts shown at the aforelinked individual products remain at $199 and are not participating in the sale (Pentax K, Sony A, Canon EF-M)

+ SirUI N-2204X Carbon Fiber Tripod for $200

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom 4 x 5.65″/4 x 4″ Ultra Lightweight 2-Stage Clip-On Matte Box for $249
+ despite the name, there’s no Vitamin C and no orange color 😉

+ Core SWX Powerbase EDGE Battery for Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K & 6K for $179

EU: Tamron 60mm f2.8 Di II Macro (Nikon) for 339 euro

More lens discounting in the European Union, Amazon Germany is also offering the new condition Tamron 60mm f2.8 Di II Macro in the Nikon mount for 339 euro with free shipping in Germany-Austria. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by Amazon Germany itself… The other mount options go for more…

Sat (EU): Nikon D5600 body only for 455 euro

On the Amazon Germany front, as part of their end of summer daily deals, they are offering the new condition Nikon D5600 body only for 455 euro with free shipping for Prime members in Germany and Austria. Limit one per customer.

Also part of the amazon.de gold box offers is a sale on various Holy Stone drone bundles with prices ranging from 28 to 224 euro with nine options available.

Meanwhile on the Amazon USA front, as part of the Kindle daily deals, you can get the “Under the Northern Lights” ebook by S.C Stephens for $1.99 [ebook is also part of Kindle Unlimited, so you can read it for free if a member]. Of interest here because the protagonist is a wild life photographer [you can “Look Inside” and/or get a Kindle sample if curious]:

“Mallory Reynolds is a driven woman fueled by her passion for photographing wild animals in remote locations. Every year she makes a trek deep into Alaska, but this time the unthinkable happens: she crash-lands after her plane stalls out in a storm. Injured, vulnerable, and threatened by the very creatures she loves…”

Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports for $1759 [C/N]

IF someone hasn’t done this yet, there’s a business opportunity: create a photographer-specific workout so they can easily handle and carry some of those big ass lenses…

And on a totally unrelated note, the new condition Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is on sale for $1759 at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon, Nikon (D)SLR systems. B&H automatically includes the Sigma USB dock with the orders (as long as you see this mentioned as “Includes Free: 1 item ($59.00 value)”. Sale ends 9/30/19 or earlier if sold out.

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E AF-S ED VR for $1897

If you are looking for a Nikon f2.8 PRO zoom, B&H Photo has you covered with the new condition USA warranty Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E AF-S ED VR lens going for $1897 with free USA shipping. The offer runs until 9/28/19 or earlier if sold out…

You also receive 4% promotional rewards, which, given the price of the lens, comes out to a decent amount to be used in future B&H purchases: 4% of $1900~ = $76~ in future purchases.

Monday: Sigma 70-200/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (C/N) for $1199 [also: Benro, SmallHD, DLP]

It’s a Lens Day at the B&H Photo daily deals as fans of the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems have the option to purchase the new condition Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens for $1199 with free US shipping…

This and the other offers below expire on Monday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of time):

+ BenRo FIF28CIB2 Carbon Fiber Transfunctional iFoto Series 2 Tripod Kit for $199

+ SmallHD 1303 HDR 13″ Production Monitor for $2050

+ InFocus IN2136 4500-Lumen WXGA DLP Projector for $379

Refurbished Nikon D5600 w/18-55 DX VR AF-P w/90-day warranty for $450 [limited time offer]

With cameras adding more and more “smartphone” features, the decision on which model to get if you don’t want to pay top dollars for the “latest models” gets more complicated. A “smartphone feature evaluation” in addition to the camera features evaluation is needed. For example if you want Wifi, touchscreen, app support, etc…

… which brings us to a limited time offer on a recent Nikon DSLR, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5600 with 18-55mm (DX VR AF-P f3.5-5.6) going for $450 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

This is a very limited time offer, so don’t sleep on it…

Nikon Lenses Instant Savings return with 28 DSLR options

Nikon fans unite and take over (or hide your e-wallets). The Nikon lenses instant savings promotion is back at B&H Photo with 28 DSLR system options available, a mix of primes and zooms, the vast majority of them being 35mm full frame lenses…

Rokinon Prime Day Deals Have Began: 14/2.8 (N) for $236, 12/2 NCS CS (X) for $199, and more to come [Prime members only]

The first of the scheduled Rokinon prime lenses has gone live, it is the new condition Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC manual focus lens with a built-in AE chip for the Nikon system going for $236~ with free shipping. Prime members only. It is 20% claimed as of 10am eastern. It expires at 3:20pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Also gone live is the new condition Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS in the black color scheme for the Fuji X system going for $199. It is 17% claimed as of 10:09am ET. It expires 3:30pm ET or earlier if sold out.

You can find the rest of the Rokinon primes in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals or you can see the list of times in our previously posted Coming Up post

[DEAD?] Waiting List OPEN: Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR for $315 [Prime only]

UPDATE 10:51am ET: it looks like this deal is dead…

UPDATE 9:15am ET: this switches like a Yo-Yo between Waiting List FULL or OPEN. It may continue like this for a while…

UPDATE 9am ET: the Waiting List is now OPEN, so you can join the wait. There’s still no guarantee you will get a shot at it, but if you are gonna be near the internet, you can give it a shot…

As of 8:11am eastern, this is “100% Claimed” and “Waiting List Full” but the offer runs until the end of the day, so if you want to try to play the waiting game, you may get a shot at it. People have 15 minutes to get it once it is in their shopping cart. If they don’t get it, it goes to the next person in the Waiting List. As the 15 minute blocks go by with un-purchased units, more spots open up in the Waiting List. But there’s no guarantee you will get it because they have a finite number of items available for each lightning deal…

With that out of the way, it’s the new condition Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR going for $315. Prime members only as usual…

Refurbished Nikon D810 body w/90-day warranty for $1750

The new condition Nikon D810 price is too close to the D850 BUT if you are willing to go manufacturer refurbished, then $1000 gets shaved off the price! For $1750 with free US shipping, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D810 body only with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… Optionally you can get a $100 off combined purchase discount if you purchase it together (in the same shopping cart) with select Profoto lights [see “Buy Together & Save” over there]…

Meanwhile if you or your friendly camera technician need some D810 parts, there is a “Parts Only” listing with detailed description (“body is cracked open near …”) going for $309 at Adorama (USED). Note that this $309 does NOT function ~ it is for parts, repairs, experiments, and such…

Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f1.2 MF for $649 (Canon, Sony E), $699 (Nikon F), $749 (Pentax K), $849 (Sony A), $899 (Fuji GF)

Do you like fast primes, and manual focus? If so, there is a sale on the Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 manual focus lens as follows:

+ at B&H Photo the Canon EF and Sony E go for $650, the Nikon F for $700, the Sony A for $800, and the Fuji GF for $850

+ at Adorama.com the Sony E and Canon EF go for $649, while the Nikon F goes for $700
+ the Pentax K and Sony A are special orders and go for $750 and $800 respectively
+ the Fuji GF (not X) goes for $849

+ if you prefer to shop through Amazon (eg the 5% cashback rewards), the above price are available by various sellers (including Adorama) through amazon.com

Sunday: Sigma 100-400/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemp (C/N) for $549, AquaTech, SpyPoint, Acorn, Etc

It’s a bird, it’s a lens! Among the Sunday quartet of B&H Photo daily deals, the headliner is a Shiguma zoom lens of the CaNiKon kind:

+ Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for $549 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ AquaTech AxisGO Water Housing for iPhone 7 or 8 (Seashell White) for $79

+ SpyPoint LINK-DARK Cellular Trail Camera (Verizon Data Plan) for $250

+ Acorn Masterkey 25 – USB MIDI Controller for $35

Sigma 18-35mm f2.8 DC HSM ART (Nikon only) for $574

If you are a fan of the Nikon system, Massdrop is offering the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART lens for $574 with free US shipping and a 1-year Sigma warranty. Orders will ship in mid-July 2019 from the vendor…