Archives for 2019

Advanced Photo Classes for $12 to $19 each at CL

Black Friday is here a week early at CreativeLIVE with a sale on Advanced Photography classes with prices ranging from $12 to $19 per class while this promotion is running. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Among them:

+ Lighting, Portraiture, Retouching, Photoshop
+ Color Correction, Masks, Content Aware, Restoration, Layers
+ RAW, Lightroom, Premiere, Color Toning, etc

Stacksocial coupon: $15 off orders of $75+

Make your own kind of deal with this limited time coupon promotion, promo code GETYOUR15 entered at checkout gets you 15% off at the Stacksocial website… Exclusions and restrictions may apply but you may also be able to combine it with store credits and such… YMMV…

KEH Coupon: 25% off Featured items, 12% off Many Other things

KEH Camera is back with another limited time coupon promotion! Use coupon code GO11A during checkout to get a discount as follows:

+ 25% off Featured items
+ 12% off Many other things on their website

Exclusions do apply as usual: no LEICA branded products, no NEW or “Used – Like New” condition times and unfortunately to those of you who may have gotten excited, no on the just-launched DSLR starter kits

PS: because of the exclusions shown above, I’m shying away from calling it “12% off everything else” and instead I opt for the more accurate but also more nebulous “12% many other things” πŸ™‚

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.

KEH Starter Kit: Used Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 IS and Extras and 1-YR Warranty for $249

If you are looking for a starter kit or an entry-point into the Canon system, pay $249 but still get a 1-year warranty, KEH Camera is now offering the Canon D-Rebel T6 strter kit for that price. The used products are in “EX” (Excellent condition). The starter kit includes:

+ Canon D-Rebel T6 camera
+ Canon 18-55 f3.5-5.6 IS II lens
+ battery and charger
+ 32GB memory card
+ 52mm UV filter
+ camera bag and strap
+ 365-day warranty from KEH

If you like to add more related products to the bundle, they hare a page with recommendations. The recommendations you buy separately as individual products.

Bolt Bare-Bulb Flash, ONA bags, Fujinon bino, Etc (ends Sat PM)

As usual, the Friday B&H daily deals last for 48 hours, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) with B&H not accepting orders sometime between Friday PM and Saturday PM (check their website for exact times):

+ BOLT VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash for $199 or $450 with accessories

+ ONA Camera Bags, three options, $99 to $199

+ Fujinon 8×42 KF Binocular for $80
+ this is not X-system compatible πŸ™‚

+ AluraTek ADPF08SF 8-Inch Digital Photo Frame (Matte Black) for $30

+ Xcellon KW-A300B Wireless Aluminum Keyboard for $20
+ with USB nano receiver (not bluetooth)

+ PeliCan 1910B MityLite LED Flashlight (Gold) for $14

UPDATE: meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they are offering the new condition Aluratek 8″ LCD Digital Photo Frame (in the Light Distressed Wood option) for $40, while the headliner deal of the day is the Surface PRO 6 (i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) going for $799…

Friday (EU): Panasonic GX880, G70, TZ71, Sandisk Storage, 1-YR Lightroom CC

For the Europeanly inclined, Amazon Germany has began their Black Friday Week of deals and among today’s offerings they have of camera and photo direct interest:

+ Panasonic TZ71 compact zoom for 179 euro (silver color scheme) or 186 (black)

+ Panasonic G70 with 14-42 for 388 euro, with kit extras for 399

+ Panasonic GX880 with 12-32 for 340

+ the M43rs cameras also get a 25 euro promotional credit from Amazon that will be added to your account 30 days after purchase but no earlier than January 2nd in (Happy New Year already) 2020

+ 1-year 1TB Adobe Lightroom CC plan for 80 euro

+ Sandisk Storage sale including:
+ 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC for 15
+ 64GB Extreme microSDXC for 10
+ 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive for 26
+ 128GB flash drive USB 3.0 for 15
+ Ultra microSD for 23~ (200GB), 33 (256GB), 50 euro (400GB)
+ the 200GB wins bang for the buck euro

+ Eastpak bag sale, many options, no camera-dedicated bags but various backpacks, travelers, messengers, etc

Thur: Paralens Dive Camera+, JVC GY-LS300 4K S35mm camcorder, PhotoFlex, Vello Remote, Etc

Yesterday there was a lens, today there is a …para lens (of sorts) in the B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ PARALENZ Dive Camera+ for $450 after instant in-cart $250 off coupon

+ JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Handheld S35mm Camcorder (Body Only) for $1895
+ also options with metabones and Ninja Inferno for more

+ PhotoFlex StarFlash 150Ws Monolight for $60

+ Vello Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer for $50 for various camera systems

+ also 24″ LG FreeSync for $130 and Polsen mic for $35

2pk 8TB Seagate Ironwolf NAS 3.5″ Internal HDDs for $370

The holiday season Adorama daily deals transcend calendar days but they have a convenient big bold countdown clock on them so you know how much time there is left on them. As of the time of writing, they are offering a 2-pack of 8TB Seagate IronWolf NAS 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive for $370 with free US shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Aputure Light Storm LS C120d LED Daylight Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate for $480

The latest limited time Adorama daily deal is the new condition Aputure Light Storm LS C120d LED Daylight Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate offered for $480 with free US shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Wedn: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f0.95 (M43) for $299, DraCast, Dell Vostro, EdelKrone, Porta Brace, Etc [UPDATED]

It’s not a bird, it’s a lens at the B&H Photo daily deals for Wednesday 11/20/19 until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f0.95 for Micro Four Thirds for $299 in your choice of black or silver

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Bi-Color Light for $119

+ Porta Brace PB-2500E Hard Case without Foam (Blue) for $60

+ EdelKrone StandONE All-Terrain Foldable Camera Stand for $100

+ Dell Vostro 3470 Small Custom B&H desktop PC configurations, four options, $300 to $465

UPDATE: one of the Woot Computers daily deals is a sale on factory refurbished Viewsonic computer monitors, with 17 options ranging in price from $80 to $295… They come with a 90-day Viewsonic warranty…

UPDATE #2: Amazon is running another Wireless Charging sale featuring wireless chargers (obviously), powerbanks, cables, car related accessories, and more! Participating brands include Belkin, mophie, Powerstation [Robert Palmer NOT included], iOttie, etc…

UPDATE #3: among the NewEgg daily deals you can get the new condition Acer K222HQL bid 21.5″ Full HD 1920×1080 computer monitor (60Hz, 5ms, DVI, HDMI, VGA, EcoDisplay, Adaptive Contrast Management Backlit LED LCD) for $80 with free US shipping.

Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS Battery-Powered Monolight with R2 RRS (Bowens) and R2 Transceiver

Adorama is back with another Flashpoint Monolight bundle for a limited time [this is not their daily deal though]. For $349 you get their Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System – Bowens Mount (AD600) along with the Flashpoint R2 single-pin transceiver… Other options and configurations are also available on the product page and of course the price adjusts as you adjust the options…

Business and Life Classes for Creatives for under $39

Creating art and then getting your art in front of people, whether it is for professional, career, for-profit or for-appreciation is a whole different story. Some creatives may have the instinct for both, but many need to brush up. For the latter, there’s plenty of Business for Creatives classes currently on sale at CreativeLIVE with prices going up to $39 per class.

Topics include social media, branding, personal development, life skills, podcasting, money matters, motivation, public speaking and a whole lot more!

YMMV: 5% to 10% eBay Bucks (ends Wedn PM)

IF you are participating in the eBay rewards program {it’s free to join anytime}, AND you have been invited by eBay via email or their eBay messages to participate, and you have clicked to activate the promotion for your account {you must click to activate before you earn the bonus}, you have until Wednesday 11/20/19 at 11:59pm to earn 10% on eligible purchases made using the official eBay app or 5% buying from anywhere else (web browser).

Maximum rewards you can earn are $100 per transaction and $500 for the duration of this promotion. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as always…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

The Pod Green Camera Platform for DSLRs for $18

The latest Adorama daily deal running until Wednesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition The Pod Green Camera Platform for DSLRs with Zoom Lenses going for $18 with free US shipping. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 26 customer reviews…

Panasonic GH5 body (with lots of freebies) drops to $1298

In addition to the previously mentioned G9 discount, Panasonic has also dropped the price of the GH5 body only to $1298 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers (the GH5S goes for $1998):

+ Amazon: no freebies from Amazon itself
+ but if you pay with the Amazon Store Card or Credit Card you get 5% in statement credits and/or cashback depending on the program

+ Adorama offers a handful of freebies, including a CLAR 160 bi-color on-camera LED light, 128GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, two extra Green Extreme batteries, a charger plate, a photo video bag, Marantz Audio scope microphone, Corel Pinnacle and more (a total of 14 freebies)
+ they have more freebie bundles, scroll down to find them all in the GH5 search results over there

+ B&H Photo offers a free Rode microphone or a more conventional set of freebies (Sandisk Extreme, extra battery, bag)

At authorized dealers, you have the option to extend the initial 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty. But it does not happen automatically, you have to do some homework. Enticements to get people to register and such…

Panasonic G9 body with extras drops to $998

Just a week after our post, thanks to our reader “O” for the alert, we have the Panasonic G9 body only with various freebies dropping $200, now going for $998 at various authorized Panasonic USA dealers such as:

+ B&H Photo: 32GB Sandisk Extreme, RJ shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020)

+ Adorama: 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Lowepro 160 II, extra battery, various other trinkets

+ UPDATE: Adorama has another bundle for the same price that includes the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead, along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and trinkets

+ various at Amazon (Amazon itself does not offer freebies, but some of the various 3rd-party sellers over there offer freebies for the same price)…

Tue: Manfrotto Monopod, SmallHD Focus, Vello Extenda Plus, Kula, Anker, Protocol, JBL, Etc

Tuesday is upon us with an increasing number of B&H daily deals, seven for today, ending at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ManFrotto MVMXPRO500US XPRO Aluminum Video Monopod for $190

+ SmallHD FOCUS 7 Daylight-Viewable 7″ On-Camera Monitor for $499
+ or pay $548 to get it with a CoreSWX L-series NPF flat battery pack

+ VeLLO LW-500-U ExtendΓ‘ Plus for Lightroom and Capture One Wireless Tethering for $200

+ KuLa Deeper Stereoscopic Lens Attachment for $99

+ Vello screen protectors for a variety of cameras, $13 each

+ JBL LSR305 5″ Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor for $79

+ Marantz M-CR611 120W Network CD Receiver for $329 after $170 off automatic shopping cart coupon discount

UPDATE: one of the Amazon Gold Box deals of the day is an yet another Anker sale that includes their powerbanks, cables, car chargers, wireless charging and such…

UPDATE #2: among the Best Buy dailies they have the Protocol Drone with Live Streaming HD Camera going for $80 with free US shipping and/or store pickup and/or ship to store…

FREE 8×10″ Walgreens Photo print (ends Mon PM)

If it’s free, I’ll take three, but in this case, the promotion is only for one freebie per person. Coupon code EIGHT10 gets you one free 8×10 print at Walgreens Photo until the end of day on 11/18/19. Free store pickup (ship to store), otherwise you pay shipping (unless they have any free shipping promotions).

While there, you’ll notice coupon code ORDER19 gets you 50% off Everything Photo but if you are more into seasonal printing, they have 60% off on Wood panels, all kinds of cards (including of course greeting cards) and premium stationary (an opportunity to teach millennials how to write with pen and paper!)

Lighting classes sale at CreativeLIVE, $12 to $29 (27 options)

Photography would have been a lot easier if we always had ideal lighting situations, but we don’t! So we must needs keep on learning and adjusting to the lighting situation. One way to learn is this limited time Lighting sale at CreativeLIVE, that is, a sale on classes that talk about photographic lighting, not lightning deals πŸ™‚ Sale prices range from $12 to $29 and cover all kinds of lighting-related topics, even “crappy lighting”. Teachers include Lindsay Adler, Peter Hurley, Zack Arias, SLR Lounge, Joe McNally and many more! A total of 27 options are on sale. No coupon needed but it is a limited time sale…

Mon: Kodak PIXPRO SP360 360 Degree VR Action Cam for $65

During the holiday shopping season Adorama is also running daily deals and their current one for Monday 11/18/19 is the new condition Kodak PIXPRO SP360 360 Degree VR Action Camera with Explorer Pack and Waterproof Housing Case, all together going for $65 with free US shipping while this promotion is running.

Monday: Lowepro Sling 102AW for $35, 3 Legged Thing, LEDGO, Zotac, Etc

Monday is here and a new work week is upon us but the good news is that Black Friday is getting closer? B&H is back with seven this time daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Camera Bag for $35

+ 3 Legged Thing Equinox Leo Carbon Fiber Tripod System & AirHed Switch Ball Head for $220

+ LEDGO LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $99
+ Eggcrate yes, eggs are not included

+ ZoTac GAMING GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme Core Graphics Card for $400 with FREE Call of Duty Modern Warfare bundle

+ also Infocus DLP projector, Lorex wifi security camera and CoreSWX charging kits

UPDATE: of the NewEgg daily deals for Monday there are two USB flash drives:
+ 256GB Samsung Bar Plus (metal) USB 3.1 for $38 after promo code 93XPD28
+ 128GB Team T183 USB 3.1 flash drive for $17

UPDATE #2: of the Woot offers, they have the new condition Lifeprint 2×3 Hyperphoto Printer for iPhone & Android going for $63 with free shipping for Prime members and a 1-year Lifeprint warranty. Up to ten units per customer and it is available in multiple colors, a big plus if you like to color-code your printers? πŸ™‚

COMPLETED: Black Friday Ads 2019 Digest

A couple of days late but better late than never as they say! We have now completed our brand new Black Friday Ads Digest: Camera and Photo edition for 2019. There’s still a few stores that will be added as their BF Ads become available and get “digested”. This edition includes Best Buy, Target, Costco, Staples, Office Depot-MAX and more…

As usual, the headliners are the entry-point DSLR two lens kits for Canon (D-Rebel T6) and Nikon (D3500 with its insane battery life ~ not to jinx future models), along with some APS-C and full frame options in both DSLR and mirrorless. Needless to say, instant cameras and action cams and drones continue their ascend…

Sunday: 32GB Sandisk microSD for $5.50, Dracast, DofTec, Westcott, Etc

Sunday brings more new B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 16GB Sandisk microSD with full size adapter for $4, or 32GB for $5.49 (Ultra, Class 10)

+ DraCast S-Series LED500 Plus Bi-Color LED 2-Light Kit with NP-F Battery Plates for $279

+ DofTec Z-96K Professional Photo & Video LED Light Kit for $75

+ JarvMobile 20W Dual Wireless Charging Pad for Qi-Enabled Devices for $15

+ ThuLe Vectros Bumper Case for Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro for $20

+ WestCott 2-in-1 Boom Arm Kit with Boom Arm/Pole, Clamp, and Grip Head for $130

UPDATE: meanwhile at the Woot website, “Electronics” offers 20pks of Energizer Advanced single-use lithium AA batteries for $23, and “Computers” offers a sale Centon storage products (SSD, microSD) ranging from $17 to $185…

And at Best Buy, they have another iteration of the Adobe Photoshop Elements sale, now with the 2020 version, with individual titles going for $60 each, while the Elements (Photoshop & Premiere) go for $90…

And of wedding interest, one of the Kindle e-book deals of the day is the “Modern Wedding: Creating a Celebration That Looks and Feels Like You” by Kelsey McKinnon going for $2 (385 pages, one customer review)…

12% off many things with KEH Camera coupon (ends Sat PM)

Good until Saturday 11/16/19 at 11:59pm ET, KEH Camera is offering 12% off many things at their website using coupon code SALE11A entered at checkout. Excluded are Leica-branded products and products in NEW condition and products in “Used – Like New” condition. Thus the “many things” and not a site-wide sale. You can test the coupon in their shopping cart without the need to login/signup…

Adorama Black Friday Preview Sale (1200+ options)

It’s Friday, YAY and it also means we are just two weeks away from the actual Black Friday. And Adorama is running their Black Friday Preview sale featuring nearly 1300 items (1294 as of the time of writing ~ may fluctuate if items sell-out, etc, etc). There are too many to list here individually, but you can filter them based on your areas of interest (brands, product types, price ranges, etc) using the various filters on the aforelinked page…

PS: speaking of Black Friday, I have “digested” the various Black Friday ads (a tradition unlike any other ~ even though the Black Friday Ads are decidedly off their glory days), and will be organizing them into a humanly-readable post later today. It will be posted at the main blog (mainly because all previous versions got posted there). I will post a separate alert blog-post here when it goes up. SPOILER ALERT: the best offers are NOT at consumer electronics stores πŸ™‚

$50 off each one of select Masters of Photography Bundles with CL coupon

Creative LIVE is back with a limited time COUPON promotion. Using coupon code MOP50 until 11/16/19 at 11:59pm, you can get $50 off each one of the three Masters of Photography Bundles. If you buy one, you get $50 off, if you buy two, you get $100 off, if you get all three, you get $150 off. In other words, $50 off each.

The bundles are of the following photographers: Steve McCurry, Albert Watson and Joel Meyerowitz. Clicking on each over there shows more details about the classes…

512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $80

The lower capacities (from the highest available) often offer a better bang for the buck in memory cards, but if you must have a 512GB microSDXC memory card, Amazon itself is offering the new condition 512GB Sandisk Ultra (C10, A1, U1, UHS-I) for $80 with up to four per customer at the sale price from Amazon itself… But if you want better stats, the 512GB Extreme (V30, A2, U3, UHS-I) goes for $110…

These came up while price-checking the Friday Best Buy dailies which has the 512GB Sandisk Ultra Plus going for $120…

Sachtler Dr Bag #3, Cactus Wireless Kits, Etc (ends Sat PM)

FriYay is here with four B&H daily deals that as usual run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (but B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM):

+ SACHTLER Dr. Bag 3 for $100
+ no, this Dr.cannot write prescriptions but this Dr. can bag all your money πŸ˜‰

+ Cactus Wireless Transceiver kits, three options, $75 to $100

+ RotaTrim Monorail Cutter (18″) for $127

+ various Swann security DVR cam systems

Humble Bundle has GIMP ebooks at $1+ and $8+ tiers

We haven’t visited Humble Bundle in a while but since one of the offers is of photography interest, the time is right to write about them right now! All the offers mentioned below are “Pay What You Want” and start at $1. If you pay that, you get the first collection of ebooks. Paying more at the designated tiers on each offer gets you additional ebooks. But for the first tier, $1 is enough! All these are DRM-free ebooks and they are typically offered in multiple formats (eg ePUB, PDF, etc).

The Linux and BSD bookshelf at the $1 tier includes, among others, the ebook “The Artist’s Guide to GIMP: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists and Designers”. Six more ebooks are there including Audacity, Firewalls, Debugging, etc… GIMP has another ebook in the $8+ tier, the “The Book of GIMP”, along with “The Book of Inkscape” (graphics editor), Blender, OpenBSD [the BSD vs Linux war is as ancient as time itself?] and more… The $15+ tier goes more hardcore Linux, no GIMP at that tier.

If you like food and wine and/or food-n-wine photography, there’s a Food and Wine bundle. No how-to-photograph-food ebooks however πŸ™‚

Then there’s a confusing Music and Design bundle that has ebooks on how to learn music instruments and ebooks on design in general (not of music instruments)…

But if you want more design, they got you covered too with the Designers bundle that also has some money/marketing ebooks for the creatives. The $15+ tier has a “color combinations” ebook along with a scary sounding title “Self-Portrait As Your Traitor” by Debbie Millman… IF you want spoilers on what this ebook is about you can find them in the Amazon description [it’s probably not what you guessed?]

Each one of the bundles has its own expiration date. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they don’t, so don’t delay if you see something you like. They take PayPal, you don’t have to give them a credit card. They also take AliPay.

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)…

Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight for $419 [limited time offer]

Now that we are in the holiday shopping season, Adorama has relaunched their daily deals promotion. The current deal of the day is the new condition Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (With Bowens Mount Adapter) – Godox AD400 Pro, going for $419 with free US shipping.

You can optionally purchase additional Flashpoint items with it (flashes, etc) for a combined purchase discount. Expand the “Special Offer: Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $300!” area to see all those options.

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)

Wednesday: Impact Softbox, IDX Battery Kit, ASUS 17.3″ SSD RoG Laptop, Etc

Hump Day is upon us as the work-week starts barreling downhill. Good until 11:59pm ET tonite, the following quartet of B&H daily deals is on offer:

+ Impact Luxbanx Duo Small Strip Softbox (12 x 36″) for $60 with FREE Fabric Grid (see item for details)

+ IDX 2 x 96Wh 14.4V Li-Ion Battery Kit with D-Tap Advanced Battery Charger for $349

+ ASUS 17.3″ Republic of Gamers Strix SCAR II Gaming Laptop for $1399
+ 2.2 GHz i7-8750H Six-Core, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD [hooray no HDD], 17.3″ 1920 x 1080 144 Hz IPS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (8GB GDDR6) [Eight is Enough as they used to say] etc

+ and Lorex security DVR systems for $350 to $520

UPDATE: there is some modest action in the Best Buy daily deals, the 8TB WD EasyStoR external USB 3.0 hard drive is going for $120…

12 classes for $12 each [C-LIVE]

For a limited time only, Creative LIVE is offering 12 classes for $12 each. Topics include nature photography (with Art Wolfe), boudoir, wedding, compositions, your first flash, voluminous sporty-spice photography, retouching/CC, etc.

No coupon code is needed ~ the price you see is the price you pay while this limited-time promotion is running over there…

Panasonic G9 with Extras for $1200

If of all the Micro Four Thirds cameras out there it is the Panasonic G9 body-only the one you want, it is now down to $1200 with extra freebies offered at B&H Photo (32GB Sandisk Extreme, RJ shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020) and Adorama (32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Lowepro 160 II, extra battery, various other trinkets) and by various at Amazon (Amazon itself does not offer freebies, but some of the various 3rd-party sellers over there offer freebies for the same price)…

And if purchased from an authorized Panasonic dealer, you can file the paperwork to extend the stingy 1-year manufacturer warranty to a more workable 3-year warranty. This does not happen automatically, there’s PDFs and more…

Adorama Singles Day offers (240+ options)

Once upon a time Black Friday was the actual day. Now it’s almost the whole month. Similarly, the 11.11 Singles Day has expanded and now it’s pretty much up until Black Friday πŸ™‚ And Adorama is sale-a-brating this with a Singles Day sale featuring nearly 250 items which you can drill down by product category and manufacturer and price range and discount percentage and such. They are obviously too many to post here individually, so it’s a YMMV adventure if curious…

All Lindsay Adler classes from $12 to $29 each [C-LIVE]

Lindsay Adler fans, unite and take over! For a limited time, Creative LIVE is having a sale on All Lindsay Adler classes ranging from $12 to $29 each. A total of 37 classes are available with a variety of topics including light and lighting, portraiture, retouching, posing, fashion, skin tones and lots more! The price you see is the price you pay. When the sale ends, the prices will automatically adjust on their website…

YMMV: 10% eBay Bucks (ends Thur PM)

IF you are participating in the eBay rewards program {it’s free to join anytime}, AND you have been invited by eBay via email or their eBay messages to participate, and you have clicked to activate the promotion for your account {you must click to activate before you earn the bonus}, you have until Thursday 11/14/19 at 11:59pm ET to earn 10% on eligible purchases.

Maximum rewards you can earn are $100 per transaction and $500 for the duration of this promotion. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as always…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

10% off Bargain (BGN) condition used gear with KEH coupon [ends Wedn PM]

KEH Camera fans of the world, unite and take over! Good until Wednesday 11/13/19 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code BGN11A gets 10% off Bargain condition items at the KEH Camera website. Leica-branded products are excluded. Only products in the BGN (= Bargain condition) are eligible for this particular coupon promotion… As usual, you can test the coupon in their shopping cart without the need to login or signup…

Tuesday: Lens Calibration, Winterize Your Photographer, Etc

And just like that, Tuesday is here and with it we have another quartet of B&H daily deals as follows, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ReiKan FoCal Pro Lens Calibration for $90

+ RucPac Photographer’s Winter Apparel Kit (touchscreen gloves, neckwarmer, 2-layer beanie hat) for $40 in two size options

+ CoreSWX TorchLED Bolt 250W On-Camera Light for $149

+ MyGekoGear E100 1080p Dash Camera for $30
+ because dashography is the next big thing in photography? πŸ™‚

UPDATE: and among the Best Buy daily deals you can get 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus memory cards for $15 each, SDXC and/or microSDXC…

Singles Day sales in progress

It’s Singles Day in Asia, but the world has many time zones, so the offers typically last closer to two days than 24 hours. If you are interested in participating in the festivities, check the websites of Ali Express and the GearBest store. Keep in mind that most of the items purchased ship from Asia, so depending on your location and shipping method selected the items may take up to two months to arrive. There’s usually an estimate range given, so pay attention to that…

Of photography interest, you may find good deals on some of the more budget-friendly Asian brands, for example Yongnuo and 7 Artisans and such. Their search box is your friend!

There’s more, for example one seller at Ali Express is offering Sandisk microSD cards on sale, from 16GB to 400GB (under $3 to $53)…

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $290 [limited time]

For a limited time only, the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 R II going for $290 with free US shipping. This is available in either the black or silver color schemes…

OPTIONALLY, under “Special Offer: Create Your Bundle” you get combined purchase discounts by adding
M43rds lenses to your order from various other 3rd-party lens makers. For example, you can add the Mitakon 25mm f0.95 for +$240. Other brands participating are 7artisans, KamLan, and Venus Laowa…

Monday: various Thule bags on sale (49 options)

Into the Amazon Gold Box we go for Monday 11/11/19 where find, among others, a sale on various Thule bags of different kinds, backpacks, briefcases, messengers, rollers, duffels, etc. A total of 49 options (if my count is accurate) are participating in the sale. Limit up to five per bag per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier for any of them that manage to sell out ahead of their designated expiration time)…

NOTE that these are general-use bags, it is not a camera-bag sale. Still a “bag the bags” sale πŸ™‚

Woot Mobile site makes it easier to scan daily deals

What you see may depend on your viewport (phone resolution, screen size, etc) and whatever browser and OS experiments they may be doing, so with this caveat out of the way, if you visit the Woot home page with a mobile device (eg smartphone) you may see a different, more user-friendly look. All the daily deals appear in a block together under the “Daily Deals” header ~ you no longer have to go from one sub-Woot to another to check them all out. One touch/click gets them all in front of you…

Monday: Dracast LED500 w/extras, Thule, Sony camera-mount Wireless Mic, Etc

Monday is here with four more new B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that may manage to sell-out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ DraCast LED500 Plus Series Daylight LED Light for $270
+ with TWO FREE items: honeycomb grid and cushioned light stand

+ ThuLe Gauntlet 13″ MacBook Pro, Plus iPad Attache (Black) for $20

+ Sony UWP-D16 Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System (UC14: 470 to 542 MHz) for $500

+ MacKie ProFX12v2 12-Channel Sound Reinforcement Mixer with Built-In FX for $180

Sunday: Wooden Camera Hot Shoe Camera Handle, Aputure BiC LED Flood, Etc

Sunday is here with new 4-pack of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Wooden Camera Hot Shoe Camera Handle for $80

+ Aputure Amaran AL-528C Bi-Color LED Flood Light for $99

+ refurb Sylvania DVD player for $50, Swann security DVR system for $270

Weekend (B&H): 17″ SmallHD, Selfie Trigger, Flex Macro Twin Flash

Halloween is gone, so I can’t use the “I got Fright Day on my mind” but Friday is indeed here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals, which, as usual, last for 48 hours, until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ VeLLo Universal IR Selfie Trigger Plus for $8
+ because selfies are now mainstream and non-selfies are the new trending style in photography πŸ˜‰

+ Venus OpTics KX-800 Flexible Macro Twin Flash for $179

+ PeliCan 2640CB Heads-Up Headlamp for $18
+ or buy two or more for $14 each
+ not the idea macro light but an order of magnitude cheaper πŸ™‚

+ SmallHD 1703 P3X 17″ Studio Monitor for $2299

Thursday: Slik Tripod, RotoLight AEOS, InCase, Etc

No lenses on Thursday but B&H Photo has six (instead of the usual four) offerings for their daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) on Thursday:

+ Slik Lite AL-420 Tripod with LED Center Column Flashlight for $50

+ RotoLight AEOS LED Light with Battery Bundle for $649

+ PinNacle Studio 22 Ultimate (Box) for $50

+ Vello 5″ Snoot/Reflector for Portable Flash for $22~

+ InCase bag sale (six options, $15 to $80)

+ MaraNtz 6-channel headphone amplifier for $70

In-Stock alert: Photoshop for iPad (with 30-day free trial)

UPDATE: thanks to one of our readers for the alert ~ there’s a limited time Creative Cloud promotion that includes the Photoshop for iPad. Link coming later as I don’t have the email account on this device.

We have an in-stock alert of the iTunes App store kind! Apple has officially released Photoshop for iPad on iTunes with a 30-day free trial. After that they offer a $10/month subscription. This only includes the iPad iOS app, not the desktop versions of Photoshop. Otherwise it would have been major cannibilization of Adobe’s $$$profits$$$. A lot of the iTunes reviewers don’t appear to be very happy with the current version.

Note that only select iPads are supported, namely various PRO models, the Air 2, 5th generation iPad and the Mini 4. Also supported are the first two versions of the Apple Pencil. Looking at the compatibility list, the iPad line-up has become spaghetti without sauce πŸ˜‰