Archives for April 15, 2021

They Are Back (OR never left): refurbished Nikon Z5 sale: Body $899, w/24-50 $1099, w/24-200 $1699

These were an Adorama daily deal. The daily deal ended but I forgot to check whether the price of these changed or not. Fast-forward to now, and I rechecked the price, and the price remains the sale price, or it went up and now it is down again ~ I do not know. What matters is that as of the time of writing, the sale price is alive and kicking… Since this is now an “organic sale”, and not a daily deal, I have no clue what will happen to it going forward…

These are manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 body only for $899

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-50/4-6.3 for $1099

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-200/4-6.3 VR for $1699

+ the Nikon Z5 is a 35mm full frame camera

UPDATE: among the Best Buy dailies you can get the Philips Hue White BR30 Starter Kit for $55, and the Hue White & Color Ambiance BR30 Starter Kit (Multicolor) going for $80…They also have the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Ring Light Kit with BOYA Lavalier Microphone and Bluetooth Remote going for $60… Then there’s the 500GB SanDisk Extreme Portable External USB-C NVMe Portable SSD going for $85…

Manfrotto CF Twin Leg, Tamrac Pro C 1, Etc

FriYAY is here and that means the B&H Photo daily deals last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET with the usual Fri PM to Sat PM Sabbath closing…

+ Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Legs with Mid-Level Spreader (100/75mm Bowl) for $520 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Tamrac Pro Compact 1 Camera Bag (Black) for $10

+ Ruggard Lux Strap Plus with Quick Hitch Connector for $10

+ Apexel 4-in-1 Cell Phone Camera System for $18
+ if you like to collect small accessories, there’s plenty of them in here 🙂

+ Sensei Optical Cleaning Spray with Premium Lens Cloth, two options, $7 or $8

+ SaraMonic Vmic Stereo Camera-Mount Stereo Condenser Microphone for $29

Thursday II: BenQ, WD, Neewer, Surface, Etc

The refurbished Nikon Z party is now over but there is a new set of Adorama daily deals, this set good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ BenQ EW2780U 27″ 16:9 4K UHD Entertainment IPS Monitor with HDRi Technology, Built-In Speakers for $439

+ BenQ EW3280U 32″ 16:9 4K UHD Entertainment IPS Monitor with HDRi Technology, Built-In Speakers for $640

+ CLAR DC-30 Film Director’s Chair (Black Wood with Black Seat & Back) for $59

Meanwhile at the remaining Thursday 4/15/21 daily deals they have:

+ at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s yet another variant of the Anker sale, and Arteza office and art supplies and a Wifi Roomba-type-critter and such

+ at the NewEgg dailies there’s the Neewer Camera Photo Video Lightning Kit for $65, a $50 Old Navy e-gift card for $40 [also works at GAP, Banana and Athleta; it is timeless fashion ~ in the sense that they haven’t closed down despite everything]

+ at the Woot dailies there’s a $600 HP Windoze i5 touch convertible, 2pk of B&H garage lights, and Star Wars “I have a bad feeling” gear among others

+ at Worst Buy, the headliner is a a sale on Surface Laptop 3 touch-screen laptops, a Samsung Roomba-type-thing, WD storage of course, budget electric toothbrushes, sanitizing LED desk lamp, and such.

Open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105 f4 Macro OIS for $2399 [with 1-year warranty]

Are you dying to try out the new full-frame L system? Do you like saving money with open-box but still want the 1-year warranty? Do you want a “take pictures with” kit, so you can start shooting as soon as the battery charges and not deal with adapters and hacks and workarounds and manual focus and test charts and pin alignments and existential soul searching?

Well, you’ve found the right post!

For $2399, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105mm f4 Macro OIS with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty.

This is $100 lower than the price of the new condition S1 body-only, while the new condition S1 with 24-105 kit goes for $1000 more ($3500). So by going open-box, it’s like getting the 24-105 lens for free. The lens on its own goes for $1300 new condition or $1038 used.

A macro and stabilized lens with constant aperture and versatile zoom range! Competitive but pricey says DXoMark, better than the Canon L 24-105 but below the Shiguma ART. Since you are not paying $1300 for it stand-alone (or +$1000 for the kit), it’s not as pricey! Sign me up!