Save the Date [starts Friday 12pm ET]: 12-hour Nikon Lenses Complete Guide [FREE to Watch]

Save the Date if you are into Lenses or the Nikon system! There’s a 12-hour marathon coming! Per the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule, starting on Friday at 12pm eastern, they will be live-streaming for FREE the 11 hour and 36 minute “Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide” [CORRECTED LINK] class with their resident camera-gear-guru John Greengo. Lessons #1 and #4 are always available to stream for FREE, so you could watch them and see whether this class might be of interested.

Given the duration of the class, there are two full planned airings:
+ starts Friday at 12pm ET
+ starts Friday at 11:36pm ET
+ streaming ends Saturday around 11:50am ET

UPDATE: speaking of Creative LIVE, and for “post economy”, they have another limited time sale, 12 classes for $12 each that includes a class on Macro Flowers [Franz Lanting, 5 hours], portraiture, speedlights 101, long exposure, narrative, and more…

Keep in mind, almost all classes have at least one chapter/lesson available to stream for free always, so you can get some feel for the instructor and the nature of the class…

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…

Monday: Sigma 24-105/4 DG OS HSM ART for $649 [C/N], Vanguard VEO2, SpyderX, SpiderPRO, Etc

UPDATE: the Amazon Gold Box deal of the day is the new condition Samsung S20 Plus going for $950 in the 128GB version and $1100 in the 512GB version… Also on sale is the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with coffee capsules included for $115…

I think they need to reboot the week with some new names and branding. This whole Monday, Tuesday, … , Sunday thing is getting boring. But until the reboot is complete, today is indeed Monday 6/8/20 and with it we have a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art for $649 in your choice of Nikon F or Canon EF
+ a sign of how well the Nikon and Canon full frame mirrorless systems are doing is mayhaps if/when Sigma starts making many of their lenses for those systems πŸ™‚

+ Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Aluminum Tripod with Compact Ball Head (Red, 4.4′) for $50
+ there’s only a little bit of red on it, it’s not a USSR full-on red tripod πŸ™‚

+ DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit for $199

+ SpiderPro Hand Strap for $25 in two color options

+ Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (4 oz) for $12

The headliner of the Amazon Chermany gold bote is a new condition 14-inch Lenova IdeaPAD Slim Windows laptop for 429 euro with 8GB RAM, Ryzen 5 3500U, 512GB SSD storage, 52.5 Wh battery, backlit keyboard, Vega 8, 1080p, etc. Note that this has the Germany QWERTZ keyboard…

MEanwhile at the Woot dailies there’s an open-box Chromebook Pixel (first generation) for $220 in Clearance, and an open-box Logitech MK550 Wave wireless keyboard x mouse combo for $40. Not for tight desk spaces as you can tell from the picture πŸ™‚

For fans of nature and the great outdoors (and the simulated-outdoors indoors), the Best Buy daily deals headliner is a sale on Rexing trail cameras and binoculars. For those leading a USB-C lifestyle, there’s a Satech USB-C Mobile Hub for $40…

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…

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…

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]

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…

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˜‰

Refurbished Nikon D7500 body w/90-day USA warranty for $599

If you are looking for a non-entry-level Nikon APS-C DSLR, the D7500 body only is offered in as refurbished at B&H Photo for $599 with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This ships 4/20/20 when B&H returns…

LAST CALL: 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 πŸ˜‰ 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…

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…

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 πŸ™‚

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 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™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 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™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰

+ 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…