Archives for November 1, 2020

Monday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 [X/E], Aputure, WD, K&F, Etc

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Monday 11/2/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 in your choice of Fuji X or Sony E
+ lens is available in silver or black (but not in the Raiders silver-and-black)

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC (C10) for $9.49

+ 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $93

+ K&F Concept M284 Aluminum Tripod for $70

+ Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light for $129 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Shure SE 535 earphones for $199

UPDATE: the headliner of the Woot dailies is the refurbished 13.5″ Surface Laptop 3 (i5-1035G7 quad, 8GB RAM, 128GB, Wifi6, etc) going for $750 with a 1-year Microsoft warranty…

And at the Best Buy dailies there’s a $330 budget HP SSD desktop (Pentium Gold G6400, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, UHD 630, dual display support, etc)…

Refurb Nikon Z50 Two Lens Kit for $947 (Z 16-50, Z 50-250)

Today became an impromptu Nikon Z50 Day ๐Ÿ™‚ We start, in reverse chronological order blog-style with the refurbished Nikon Z50 two lens kit (Z 16-50 DX VR and Z 50-250 DX VR) going for $947 at Adorama’s store with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… This is $250 less than the new condition kits

BUT the refurbished kits are not eligible for the Nikon-blessed promotion for the new condition kits that you can add the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Z bodies) to a Z50 kit for just +$47 more…

Of course it is also likely/possible that someone interested in a two-lens DX kit, may not be interested right away in adapters…

Refurbished Nikon Z50 body w/90DW for $749

We previously mentioned the Nikon Z50 2-lens kit offer for $1100, BUT if you are not interested in the basic zoom kit lenses, and you want a lower entry-price into the Nikon Z system, B&H Photo is offering the refurbished Z50 body only for $749 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

HOWEVER, the refurbished version is not eligible for the Nikon-blessed offer of adding the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Nikon Z bodies) for just +$47 with new condition Z50 kits. So if you have no way of procuring an adapter for less then mayhaps you are better off going with the new condition kits…

… and given the prices of the new condition kits, the Z50 body only goes for $857 while the Z50 with 16-50mm goes for $897 (+$40 for the 16-50 lens which you can resell/trade/etc), you may be better off with the latter. With these kits, for +$47 you can add the Nikon FTZ adapter. That too you can resell/trade/etc if you don’t plan on using…

The above links are at B&H Photo, but you can find similar bundles at Adorama’s listings

… but we are not done with the Z50, there’s one more post, and I promise that’s it with the Z50 for today ๐Ÿ™‚

Fotopro Camera Bags for $30 and Tripod/Monopod sale too

It’s all Fotopro branded products at the latest Adorama daily deals (changes Monday 10am ET), and it’s a bit of a West Side Story, TRIPODS vs CAMERA BAGS! That’s right, there’s two of each on sale ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Fotopro S3 Patriot tripod with ballhead for $50

+ Fotopro AK-64K iSpeedy monopod for $90

+ Fotopro Trekker backpack for $30

+ Fotopro Vespa Messenger for $30
+ Vespa motorcycle NOT included ~ unless you put a Matchbox/HotWheels version of it inside yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday: Best Buy’s Nikon Z50 2-Lens Kit matched with different accessories elsewhere

The headliner of the Sunday 11/1/20 Best Buy daily deals is a Nikon Z50 two lens kit with a freebie for $1100. The two lenses are the Z 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR and the Z 50-250mm f4.5-6.3 DX VR. Thankfully Nikon gave them slightly different focal lengths from their parallel DSLR models.

The freebie is the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Tabletop Vlogging Kit which has a Best Buy valued price of $50 and includes a 12″ USB-powered bi-color ring-light, a flexible smartphone mount, a mini ball head (up to 4.5 lbs, aka ~2 kilos) and a bluetooth remote for iOS/Android…

BUT the $1100 price is also available at other authorized Nikon retailers with a different set of freebies…

At Adorama’s listings the freebies include a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC, Slinger shoulder bag, a filter kit for each lens (46mm and 62mm), card wallet, cleaning kit, and a Corel software kit in your choice of PC or Mac that includes seven titles…

Optionally, you can click on the “Special Offer” bundle and add the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Z bodies ~ obviously) for +$47…

At B&H Photo’s listings the freebies are a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, a RJ shoulder bag, a 62mm UV filter (with a limited 10 year warranty) and a Zeiss-branded lens care kit…

Fascinating how the two top camera makers managed to have four different iLC camera systems each ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday: Case Logic Viso DSLR/mirrorless bag for $30

One of the Best Buy daily deals for Sunday 11/1/20 [remember to set your non-automated clocks to “fall back”] is the new condition Case Logic Viso DSLR/mirrorless bag for $30. The Viso name may confuse some with “Visor” but it’s really a camrea bag ๐Ÿ™‚

Also part of the sale are Insignia (house brand) single-use batteries in various packs and an Anker 3-slot car charger for $15…

For today only, Touch of Modern (ToM) offers 20% back as store credit for you on purchases you make. ToM is a membership site (free and easy to join), so they can offer products below MAP and such. You can’t see the products unless you login. Unfortunately I don’t have my password on this computer, so I can’t check their current inventory…

Last but not least at the Amazon Holiday Dash they have yet another Anker sale (powerbanks, cables, etc) and for coffee machine fans, they have a couple of Nespresso with Milk Frother and Capsules kits for $120. Some argue that Nespresso is a step above Keurig. Personally I only used generic Keurig K-cup machines (when the pourover hipsters were not monitoring me), so I can’t compare ๐Ÿ˜‰