Gitzo Aluminum L-Bracket [for Sony a7r III and a9] for $100

The current Adorama daily deal is of interest to select Sony full frame E-system photographers, namely a7R III & a9 shooters, because this Gitzo Aluminum L-Bracket is made for them and it is on sale for $100 with free US shipping until Monday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]… It comes with a 2-year warranty but optionally you can get extended to a 5-year warranty by registering the product online…

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

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

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

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

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

+ DraCast LED180 Mobile Broadcast Kit for $109

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sony Flash and Battery Grip Sale (five options)

Sony is having a Flash and Grip sale with three of their on-camera flashes being on sale ($278 to $548) and two of their battery grips ($298 to $348)…

Speaking of grippy things, the new condition BlackRapid Sport Breathe Camera Strap is on sale for $59~ with free US shipping for a limited time…

Sony Instant Savings on RX cameras and E system options

If you are a fan of the Sony RX-series of cameras, we have good news for you, there are some RX-series Instant Savings promotions that include the beastly speed-demon beast of the RX 10 Mark IV for $1598 with a free 64GB Sony SF-E UHS-II SDXC card and a RJ camera bag… Also participating in the sale are selections from the RX1* full-framer series and a gazillion different RX100 series models along with a couple of stray superzoom Cybershots…

But that’s not all. For fans of the E-system, they have over 80 instant savings options, too many to list here individually but you can easily peruse them and filter them over there…

Sony Instant Savings for May 2020 (152 options)

Sony fans, you have options. 152 options. These are part of the Sony Instant Savings for May 2020 that are currently up and running at B&H Photo. The sale includes various Sony FE and APS-C camera kits and combos. Obviously too many to list here individually…

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…

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…

New round of Sony Instant Savings (FE, APS-C, RX series)

If you are a fan of the way of Sony, there is a new Instant Savings promotion running at B&H Photo featuring a mix of full-frame and APS-C on the interchangeable lens front, and the RX-series on the fixed lens front. There are too many to list here individually, you need to hit “Load More” over there to see them all…

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…

$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]….

KEH Starter Kit #3: USED Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Extras and 180-day warranty for $379

If you want to get started with a Sony APS-C E-system mirrorless camera kit, want to go the way of the USED, but also get a nice warranty (180 days), KEH Camera has created a Starter Kit centered on the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm for $379 plus shipping. This also includes a battery, charger, camera strap and a 16GB memory card…

NOTE: Starter kits are not eligible for coupons…

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

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm down to $484 [limit 3]

A rarity in the digital era, an APS-C iLC camera (yes, I know, it’s like saying “ATM machine”) that refuses to die! The Sony a6000 is still alive and kicking and as of the time of writing the new condition a6000 with the 16-50mm power zoom kit lens is on sale for $484 with free shipping with up to three per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself

This is not a lightning deal, so I have no clue if/when the price will change…

Sony a7r III with 24-105mm for $3896 with FREE Next Day Shipping

Anxious to get started quickly on your new full frame photographic adventures? Good until 3/29/20, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sony a7R III with the 24-105mm lens for $3896 with free next day shipping in the USA. Of course the Corona situation may (or may not) impact delivery times, so always keep that in mind until things get sorted 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™‚

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

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…

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)…

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…

Tuesday: Sigma 20/1.4 DG HSM ART for $699 (E), Dracast, Tamrac, Etc

Hooray! It’s another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of time). It looks like the Flash Deals are gone (at least for now)…

+ SIGMA 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E for $699
+ the other option, the “Leica L” is not on sale ~ because Leica!

+ DraCast LED2000 Kala Daylight LED Panel for $369

+ MagNus DLX-363M Photo/Video Tripod with Pan Head and Monopod for $30

+ TamRac Arc Long Zoom Lens Case for 150-600mm Zooms (Black) for $15

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)

Thursday: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $899, Etc

Thursday is Boxing Day and unboxing day for YouTubers but also a lens day at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ZEISS Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E for $899
+ this lens is only available in Sony E

+ Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit for $600

+ Porta Brace Light Pack for Litepanels Astra 1×1 (Black) for $100

+ Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Wireless Trigger System for $28 in Canon or Nikon or Sony flavors

+ Fantom Rigs Camera Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K/4K for $70

+ SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit for $199~

+ headphone holder for $12

Flash Deals
+ 64GB Panasonic UHS-II SDXC for $80
+ technical difficulties do not show teaser

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 (Sony E) for $719

Zeiss, Zeiss, Baby! That’s what the world famous rapper “Vanilla Zeiss” sang and for a limited time, the Adorama Daily Deals are singing that song too, the new condition Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for the Sony E-system is on sale for $719 with free US shipping. There is a countdown clock at the aforelinked daily deals page showing how much time is left on the deal. No coupon/rebate needed ~ just add to cart and proceed to Zeiss Checkout while Zeiss offer is running πŸ™‚

Wedn: Sigma 105/1.4 DG ART HSM (Sony E) for $1249, Spyder X, Bags, Browning, Etc

The Cyber Week party continues at B&H Photo…

… but so does another installment of the B&H daily deals and today (Wednesday 12/4/19, three ’til Xmas 2019) it’s a LENS day!

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4G DG ART HSM for $1249 only in the Sony E mount

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100
+ DataColor SpyderX Elite for $170

+ Browning Strike Force Pro XD Trail Camera for $130 with FREE keychain flashlight

+ PortaBrace Carry Case for DJI Ronin-S for $129

+ MINDSHIFT GEAR Outbound Camera Holsters, four options (10 through 50 model numbers) for $28 to $40

+ Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ 127mm f/9 Reflector Telescope, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bundle for $100 with FREE Moon Filter (werewolves not included)

+ Pelican lights, two options, $15 to $24

Flash Deals
+ now: COREL Painter 2019 (Multi-Lingual Retail Edition, 1-User License, Boxed) for $129
+ later: JBL Active Speaker Starter Pack Studio Monitor Enhancement Set

Used Sony a6000 body (Very Good condition) for $279

IF however you are not interested in the previously mentioned Sony a6000 new condition kits and instead you can to optimize for a lower price, Adorama has the USED a6000 body only for $279 in “Used – Very Good” condition with a 90-day warranty (from Adorama).

Sony a6000 with extras: body for $398, w/16-50 for $448

The Sony Instant Savings promotion reminds us that you can get into the Sony APS-C E-system with a step-up series camera (A6xxx) for just $398. That’s right, the a6000 body only goes for $398 and the “with 16-50mm” kit goes for $448.

At Adorama you have to do some scrolling and paging up-n-down to find all the options but you will be rewards because the “with 16-50” kit gets more additional freebies (flex tripod, extra charger/battery, lens filters, better memory card) than the body only (bag, memory card, cleaning kit, software, card wallet). Note also that the camera is available in two color options, effectively doubling the number of options you have to sort through…

At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme, a 3rd-party battery and a camera bag, while the two lens kit ($598) gets a lens filter as well…

At Amazon, various 3rd-party sellers offer various freebies, a dizzying array of options as there are three official camera kits with two body colors for the camera and many 3rd party retailers πŸ™‚

The names in the a6xx line-up are a bit confused, so confused that even the Wikipedia page is confused. The a6000 come out in 2014, followed by the a6300/a6500 in 2016, and the a6100/a6400/a6600 in 2019, all with 24mp Exmor APS-C CMOS sensors. The newer a6300 has already been discontinued but the a6000 continues as a current model. The all-new a6100 goes for $650 (body) or $750 (w/16-50)…

Sony a7 II with 28-70 and Various Freebies for $999

We all live in a yellow submarine but also in the era of the $1000 “take pictures with” 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in the Sony E-system with the Sony a7 II with the 28-70mm FE lens bundled together for $999 with various freebies offered by select retailers…

At Amazon for example, there is a bundle by Focus Camera that includes a Dolica tripod, Vanguard bag, 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, extra 3rd-party charger/battery, etc…

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme, extra 3rd party battery, RJ bag, lens filter, etc…

At Adorama you get a 32GB Extreme PRO, Slinger bag, lens filter kit, etc…

At Best Buy you get a $25 Shutterfly store credit…

Starts 2:19pm ET: Samyang 35mm f1.4 AF (FE) Lightning Deal

According to the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 2:19pm ET today there is going to be a lightning deal on the new condition Samyang 35mm f1.4 auto focus lens for the Sony E (FE) system. The price before the sale is $499. Since this listing/lens is only available in FE, we are 99% certain the lens that will be on sale will be for E/FE πŸ™‚

Other potentially interesting lightning deals in the next few hours:

+ in-progress: APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam for $40
+ 87% claimed as of 8:53am ET

+ starts 9am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $170

+ starts 5:40pm ET: Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (price before sale $99)

+ starts 6:10pm ET: Godox AD600BM Bowens Mount 600Ws GN87 High Speed Sync Outdoor Flash Strobe Light with 2.4G Wireless X System
+ price before sale $439

+ other items on lighting deal for the next few hours include Nanuk waterproof hard cases, various action cams (of course), tripods, bags, batteries/chargers, lighting and lights, digiframes, etc

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)…

In-Stock Now: Sony a9 II body only!!!

Full frame sometimes means full wallet if you want to have top of the line features! If so, the new Sony a9 II full frame E-system mirrorless camera is now in-stock and ready to ship to your photographic hands for its starting price of $4498 at B&H Photo

As of the time of writing, Amazon is in the nebulous “temporarily out of stock” state, while Adorama says “coming soon”…

Starts Tue 10am ET: KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 (Sony E) sale

Sony E-system fans, prime your wallets! Now that we are in the black friday – cider monday holiday shopping season, B&H Photo is bringing back “Flash Deals” (think along the lines of Amazon’s Lightning Deals) inside their Deals of the Day. And they post teasers for them…

So, starting at 10am eastern on Tuesday 11/26/19 (one month to Boxing Day 2019), they tease that they will be offering as a limited time flash sale the new condition KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens for the Sony E-system. The price before the sale is $1480.

NOTE that the link points to the Sony E-system. I do not know if any of the other mount options will also be on sale. We will find out when it goes live at 10am ET on Tuesday. The lens is also available in Fuji X, Micro Three Fourths, Leica Leila (okay, L), and Canon EF-M.

The era of bright primes is definitely upon us…

Also coming up, starting at 5pm ET they will have a flash deal on the new condition Domke J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag (Black). The price before the sale is $237. I do not know what the sale price will be. We be findin’ out when it goes live…

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 πŸ˜‰

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

Thursday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $419 [X, E, EF-M]

It’s a lens(e) [for fans of alt-spelling] at the Thursday B&H Photo dailies with the featured deal being the new condition MITAKON ZHONGYI Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens going for $419 with free US shipping in your choice of silver or black AND also in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E or Canon EF-M.

The other three dailies for Thursday 10/3/19 until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) are the following:

+ ONA The Union Street Messenger Bag for $169 in three color schemes

+ Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $499

+ Senal AWS-2000 Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System Kit for $300 in two options
+ literally A or B are the two options πŸ˜‰