Archives for May 2021

Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Autofocus FF (E) for $179

Happening now, until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is this trio of Adorama daily deals:

+ Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Autofocus Full Frame lens for Sony E for $179
+ only available in Sony E

+ Tether Tools Case Relay Camera Power System for $80

+ CLAR Slim Series Bi-Color 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light with Wireless 2.4GHz Control for $60

Monday: Camera Skins, SirUI, FLIR Scout, Etc

Monday is back and with it we have a new 6-pack of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). No flash deals today…

+ Ruggard SleekGuard silicone camera skins, 17 options, $14 to $27

+ SirUI P224SR Carbon-Fiber Photo/Video Monopod with Folding Tilt Base for $115 after a $15 mail-in rebate

+ FLIR Scout TK Pocket-Size Thermal Monocular (9 Hz) for $429
+ it looks like something of a colorized 50s scifi movie?

+ refurbished TP-Link Archer C5400X AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router for $165

+ also: JBL portable bluetooth speakers and Auray studio isolation filter

Tokina Operan 16-28mm f2.8 FX for $499 [C] (ends Mon 10am ET)

Hooray-hooray, hurry-hurry, to the Adorama daily deals, good until Monday 5/31/21 at 10am eastern time [or earlier if sold out] you can haz the new condition Tokina Opera 16-28mm f2.8 FX lens for $499 with free US shipping in the Canon EF system option only… The Nikon F is at $599…

The other daily deal there is a bundle of a Samson USB mic with AKG headphones going for $60…

Spyder-Lens-Cal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

The lens-a-holic streak continues over at the Adorama daily deals with a lensaholic accessory! This round ends on Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Datacolor Spyder-Lens-Cal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

+ Glow Collapsible Circular Wind Proof Reflector with Handles (52″) for $16

Thursday: SteadiCAM AIR 25, Porta Brace, Intel i7-11700K, Meh-rathon, Ryzen 7, Etc

And just like that, another week is barreling towards the weekend, it’s Thursday already [aka Thirst-DAY] and good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) we can haz these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Porta Brace PB-2500FP Hard Utility Case with Foam for $100

+ SteadiCam AIR 25 Monopod for $199

+ Vello flash brackets, three options, $6 to $25

+ retractable HDMI cables, three options, $5 each
+ options are full-HDMI on one end and the other end is either full-HDMI (the standard size you find on TVs, laptops, etc) or Mini-HDMI or Micro-HDMI
+ check your cameras/manuals if you are not sure if it has micro or mini
+ because they love driving us crazy with all sorts of different “standards” πŸ˜‰

+ Intel Core i7-11700K 3.6 GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Processor for $370 with FREE Ubisoft Gaming Bundle
+ new ad campaign for Intel: “Because Ryzen is sold out” πŸ˜‰

+ ZeaPon Micro 2 Micro Rail Slider (13″) for $170

+ Motorola bluetooth earphones for $11

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Blue Yeti USB Microphone (Blackout) for $110

+ no teaser for next flash deal

FANS of the Meh website, grab your e-wallets, they have another Woot-OFF (oops, I mean Meh-rathon) in progress but this is better than a Woot-OFF because items that expire [they change every 30 minutes or earlier if sold out] and have not sold-out can still be purchased through the link on the right hand side of the page (that green/brown flytrap/clamshell type thing)…

Next up, the Woot dailies with Rocketbooks, Dell Micro business desktops, 72-hour emergency survival kit, kitchen stuff, and more…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies there’s a 100-inch projector screen for $80, and a 480GB WD internal SSD for $55…

Don’t keep all your …new eggs in one basket, but you can put all the NewEgg daily deals in one basket [I believe this is the first time I made this variant of the “eggs/basket” joke] and they include $10 off the Ryzen 7 5800X desktop, a $25 Adidas gift card with the Oculus 2 [reminder, this is a #DeleteFacebook company now], and the usual assortment of tech gear…

And finally, to the Amazon Gold Box we go where they have Vankyo projectors on sale and a 4pk of Vont Spark LED headlamps for $20. Because light-painting is too easy. Headlamp-light-painting is where it’s all at πŸ˜‰

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II VC LD SP for $369 [N]

To the Adorama daily deals we go, with this round running until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II VC LD SP for $369 in Nikon F mount only

+ Lexar CFExpress Type-B with Lexar reader included
+ 128GB to 512GB options, $180 to $550

Wedn: Mac Mini, DataColor Spyderx Colorimeters, FeelWorld, Vanguard Alta, Think Tank, GVM, Etc

Fast forward to now, and wow, another Hump Day is upon us, and this is the latest round of B&H Photo daily deals running until Wednesday 5/26/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ DataColor SpyderX PRO for $100
+ Elite for $170
+ these be Colorimeters
+ not Colorometers πŸ™‚

+ Apple Mac mini for $599
+ 3.6 GHz i3 Quad-Core (8th Gen)m 8GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 256GB PCIe SSD
+ not Apple Silicon

+ FeelWorld LUT7 7″ 3D LUT 4K HDMI Monitor for $200

+ Think Tank Photo Video Rig 18 Rolling Case for $220
+ NOTE: a tank does not fit inside – but a toy tank sure!

+ GVM LS-150D LED Daylight Video Light for $235

+ Vanguard Alta CA 233AO Aluminum Tripod with PH-30 Pan/Tilt Head for $50

+ CoreSWX battery bundles, $130 to $140

+ flash deal ends 3pm ET: Comica Audio BoomX-D MI2 Ultracompact 2-Person Digital Wireless Microphone System for iOS Smartphones (2.4 GHz) for $199
+ neither comic books nor comic sans included πŸ˜‰

+ no teaser for next flash deal

UPDATE: the Woot dailies include iPhone 11*.*, 12″ Surface PRO 5 LTE tablet ($550), Peet’s Coffee K-Cups, and such

Meanwhile amung the BEst Buy dailies they have a health-tech related theme…

12pk AmazonBasics AAA (800 mAh) rechargeables for $9.60 [with Subscribe and Save] {16pk AA for $20}

If you are not afraid of the Amazon “Subscribe and Save” feature, they currently have a limited time 20% off clip-on coupon on Subscribe-and-Save purchase/subscription to this 12pk AmazonBasics AAA rechargeable (800mAh) batteries. You have to click to “clip” the coupon to get the discount and you have to buy it with “Subscribe and Save”, not with a one-time purchase.

The price before the coupon is $12. With the 20% off coupon, according to my head-math, the price drops to $9.60.

The same 20% off Subscribe and Save offer is also available on the 16pk of AA rechargeables (2000 mAh) dropping from $25 to $20 with the “Subscribe and Save”

NOTE that the offer on the AAA is a 12-pack and on the AA is a 16-pack…

You can reschedule or cancel or keep postponing the “Subscribe and Save” at any point. Just make sure you don’t wait until the last minute to change it because the item may ship.

Tuesday: Manfrotto Gimbal, Sirui, Pixel 3, Celestron, GenAray, LG UltraGear, Etc

Is it Tuesday? I think it’s Tuesday! We have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier IF sold out) as follows:

+ Google Pixel 3 (Verizon Unlocked) with both instant savings and automatic coupon discount
+ this is the cheapest way to get into the official Android 12 Beta!

+ Manfrotto Gimbal 460 Pro Kit for $450 after automated in-cart coupon

+ SirUI Video Slider (26″) for $50 after $10 mail-in rebate
+ in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world, the last two things standing will be cockroaches and mail-in rebates πŸ˜‰

+ GenAray Radiance Daylight LED Monolight for $349

+ Celestron 8×32 TrailSeeker Binoculars (Green) for $120
+ it’s a serious dark green, not a “look at me I’m an outdoorsman” loud green

+ LG UltraGear 27GL850-B 27″ 16:9 144 Hz HDR FreeSync IPS Gaming Monitor for $370
+ or get a two-monitor kit for $730

+ Senal UTM-86-35H Lavalier Mic with 3.5mm Connector for Sennheiser & Senal Wireless Transmitters for $50

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Ooma Telo 2 VoIP Phone System with Motion Sensor for $50

+ no teaser for next flash deal

Among the other Tuesday 5/25/21 (MERRY CHRISTMAS – in seven months) daily deals they have:

+ Woot dailies include scratch and dent Chromebooks from $90 to $185 (check RAM and AutoUpdate expiration dates), and Kindle Voyage e-readers (I have this one!) for $48 to $60, and AmazonBasics lightning cables

+ the Best Buy dailies include Moza stabilizers, Energizer MAX, dual-monitor mounts, V-Moda headphones and such

+ of coffee interest (because this is a stealth coffee blog after-all) there’s a Sboly Coffee gear sale at Amazon USA with various hybrid coffee making devices (ground coffee, K-cups, herbs/tea). There’s also a couple of conical burr grinders too…

UPDATE: the most recent Adorama daily deal (changes Wednesday 10am ET) is the new condition Air Selfie AIR PIX Portable Pocket-Size 12MP HD Flying Camera with Smartphone Control for $76… There’s also a Lorex security system for the securitographers πŸ˜‰

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro for $369 [N], Capture One, Intel Evo, Etc

Hooray-Hooray, it’s back-to-back LENS DAYZ at the Adorama daily deals, this set of offerings good until Tuesday 5/25/21 [yes dear readers, we are JUST seven months away from Christmas ~ where did all the time go and will we get a refund?] at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro for $369 only in the Nikon F system
+ the Canon EF is not part of the daily deal
+ that’s an insane zoom range for an APS-C DSLR; just don’t throw all your other lenses away {send them to me?}

+ Quasar Science Q-75X Crossfade Linear 75W Bi-Color LED Lamp, 6′ for $200
+ bonus: you can invite Bill Nye the Popularizing Yet Irritating Science Guy to your studio to show him “The Quasar” πŸ˜‰

+ Capture One Pro 21 Photo Editing Software, Product Key Card for $195

+ Explore Scientific FirstLight 70mm f/10 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope with Alt/AZ “U” Yoke Mount, Fully Multi-Coated for $75

Meanwhile at the current round of B&H Photo daily deals (expire Monday at 11:59pm ET) you can haz:

+ Shimoda Explore 40 backpacks, $150 to $200

+ SirUI SUP204SR Aluminum-Alloy Photo/Video Monopod with Folding Tilt Base for $85 after a [SAD!] $15 mail-in rebate

+ 14″ Lenova IdeaPad Slim 9 Multi-Touch Laptop for $1199 with FREE Bitdefender
+ Intel Evo 2.8 GHz i7 4-Core (11th Gen), 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD, 14″ 3840 x 2160 IPS Touchscreen, etc

+ Impact PowerSync Mini Transmitter and Receiver Kit for $65

+ IDX DUO-C150 143Wh High-Load Battery with D-Tap Advanced, Standard D-Tap & USB Port for $229

+ FeelWorld LIVEPRO L1 Multicamera Video Switcher with 4 x HDMI Inputs & USB Streaming for $229
+ they are two letters away from making it a Liverpool gift shop item πŸ˜‰

+ AmazFit Bip U Pro GPS Smartwatch in three options for around $50 {headmath calculation, $70 minus 28% off automatic in-cart coupon)

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f2.8 with Freebies for $599 [C/N]

Hooray-hooray, it’s a night at the opera at this round of the Adorama daily deals good until Monday 5/24/21 at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out. It is the new condition Tokina Opera 16-28m f2.8 FX in the Canon or Nikon DSLR systems going for $599 with free US shipping. But that’s not all. As of the time of the writing the kit with the free accessories is at the same price [link above], you get a free Adorama Slinger soft lens case, a lens cap tether and the (obligatory) cleaning kit. Even if you don’t want/need/use the lens case, you can repurpose it for a gazillion other things… The freebies are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running…

PS1: this is Blog-Typo-Certified (TM) to be a Tokina, not a Tamron lens.

PS2: the certification in PS1 is certified to be the correct certification, it is indeed a Tokina πŸ˜‰

PS3: the certification in PS2 of the certification in PS1 is indeed certified to be Tokina…

PS4: or is it Tamron πŸ˜‰

Sunday: Bower 500mm f6.3 MF T-Mount Lens for $100, Etc

Hooray-hooray it is a LENS DAY at the Sunday B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on 5/23/21 or earlier if sold out:

+ Bower 500mm f6.3 manual focus T-mount lens for $100
+ the bundles with various system adapters go for +$100 each, available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony-Minolta, Olympus OM, Pentax M42 and Minolta MD
+ now that’s a trip down memory lane!

+ CamBee VL30B 30W Video LED Light for $89

+ PolSen MVP-6 Directional Shotgun Microphone for DSLR, Smartphones, and Portable Recorders for $25

+ F-Stop reusable 3-layer masks for $3 each, 12 color/pattern/design options

+ TamRac Tradewind Zoom Bag 2.4 (Dark Gray) for $12

+ O’Ben TS-110 Deluxe Tripod Strap with Swivel Clip for $15

+ Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle for $10 in four color options

+ no flash deals

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Among the Sunday Amazon Gauld Baux deals du jour, there are four color options of this magical mystical thing a 2-in-1 Backpack – Hoodie going for $32 to $40 depending on color. As seen on Shark Tank. Average 4.8 out of 5 on 830+ customer ratings as of the time of writing…

Among the Sunday Woot dailies the headliner is yet another Samsung monitors sale ($140 to $390), Redragon gaming gear (a cross between Pendragon and Red Dragon?), and 96-packs of Rayovac single-use batteries for $35 (either AA or AAA or “half and half” [no coffee cream included!])…

And among the Best Buy dailies for Sunday you can haz if you wantz a $150 11.6″ Kano touch-screen kids laptop, a standing desk contraption, a 500GB WD external USB-C SSD for $80 and such…

A couple of MSI laptops (in the $800s and $1400s) headline the Sunday NewEgg daiky deals along with the usual techie items and the 256GB Samsung Bar Plus (metal) USB 3.1 flash drive going for $37~ after the limited time promo code shown over there…

No photo-video magazine options, but there is a 4 magazines for $16 total for 1-year sale at this weekend (usually ends Monday night) at DiscountMags. As usual these are printed magazines delivered to US addresses only (except for those that explicitly say they are delivered by Zinio, those are e-magazines, and Zinio is VERY FOND OF AUTO-RENEWALS πŸ™‚

Samyang 45mm f1.8 AF for $279 [E]

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal running until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is of interest to Sony E photographers, it is the new condition Samyang 45mm f1.8 AF ultra compact lens going for $279 with free US shipping… Yes, auto focus technology!

Elsewhere at Amazon:

+ USB Charger and Surge Protector for $13.60, up to five per customer
+ 5 AC outlets, three USB-A, one USB-C
+ 4.8 out of 5 based on over 8800 ratings

+ touchless thermometer for $10

Thursday: GVM, Smith-Victor, Nokia 5.4, Etc

And just like that, we found Thirst-DAY again, and good until 5/20/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) you can haz these B&H Photo deals du jour:

+ Smith-Victor SmartLED Spectrum Bi-Color LED Light with RGB for $80
+ rumor has it Smith designed the light array and Victor designed the backbone πŸ˜‰

+ SirUI W-1004 Waterproof Aluminum Alloy Tripod for $89 after a $10 mail-in rebate

+ SetWear masks and gloves kits, six options, $34 per kit

+ Nokia 5.4 Dual-SIM 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, two color options) for $180
+ North American Variant
+ 2 years software updates, 3 years security update
+ the updates clock started when this was released, not when you buy it
+ Snapdragon 662, 4GB RAM, 6.39″ 1560×720, USB-C, microSDXC, dual SIM, 4G LTE, bluetooth 4.2, 4000 mAh, NFC, fingerprint, etc

+ GVM GP-120QD Motorized Carbon Fiber Video Slider (48″) for $249

+ Atlona AT-HDVS-TX HDBaseT Extender with AT-HDRX Receiver Kit for $100

+ Avaya Webcam/Huddle Camera HC020 with HDMI for $150

+ flash deal sold out: Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 1 (Ash)

+ next flash deal starts 9am ET: Alesis Recital Pro 88-Key Digital Piano

Good until Thursday at 10am ET at the Adorama dailies they have:

+ Quasar Science Q-25X Crossfade Linear 25W Bi-Color LED Lamp, 2ft for $75

+ Epson Home Cinema 2100 Full HD 1080p 3LCD Projector, 2500 Lumens, Built-in Speaker – Refurbished by Epson for $399

+ Swann Enforcer 1080p Indoor/Outdoor Add-On Security Camera with ‘Police-Style’ Flashing Lights for $61

UPDATE: at the Best Buy dailies they have, among others:

+ Nixplay – Smart Photo Frame 10.1-inch for $150

+ Philips Hue white A19 smart LED 2-pack for $20

+ 32″ Samsung curved gaming, 1TB/2TB Crucial USB-C External SSD, hotpot, etc

Meanwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box dailies they have Thunderbolt/USB-C cables and adapters and hubs (25 options) and the Galaxy Buds Plus for $100 in various colors…

27-inch LG 27UK670 IPS 4K USB-C monitor for $427

Good until Wednesday 5/19/21 at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition 27-inch LG 27UK670 computer monitor going for $427 with free US shipping. This is IPS, UHD 4K 3840×2160, with USB-C (40W PD), Radeon FreeSync (FreeRadicals not included), adjustable stand, 99% sRGB color gamut, HDR 10, 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, etc, etc…

Meanwhile the B&H Photo daily deals remain the same as Sunday as these three days have been a holiday. The Sunday offers expire on Tuesday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). They include on-camera flashes, SpyderX Photo kit, Dr Bag bag, etc…

At the Tuesday Woot dailies there’s refurbished iPhone PRO 11 models ranging from $770 to $1000, $18 weatherproof outdoor smart plug, and such…

Headlining the Best Buy dailies is a 14″ 2n1 ASUS Chromebook (m3, 4GB, 64GB, touchscreen) going for $329… With both ChromeOS and the Chrome browser and the internet itself continuing to bloat, mayhaps the time is right to start considering the possibility of buying Chromebooks with more than 4GB of RAM, especially if you are a power-user, you plan to use it for many years (eg at least until it reaches its End of Updates date), you use the Multi-User sign-in, you run Google Play and/or Google-Linux on top of it, open a gazillion browser tabs, and such…

Commlite Pro Adapter (Nikon F lenses to Sony E bodies) for $199

Adapting time at the Adorama daily deals, this installment good until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Commlite Pro NF Lens to E-Mount Camera Adapter for $199
+ that allows Nikon F lenses (the NF in the name) to get mounted on Sony E camera bodies

+ Mount-It! MI-789 Full Motion Triple Arm Freestanding Monitor Stand for 13-24″ for $89~

Ends Tuesday PM (WAS Sunday) {UPDATED}: Bolt on-camera flashes, DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit, Etc

UPDATE: this round of offers is good until Tuesday 5/18/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out)…

Sunday is here (and contractually obligated to be Sun-ny) with a new round of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday 5/16/21 or earlier if sold out:

+ Bolt on-camera flashes, eight options, $25 to $70
+ no relation to the Boltons of Game Of Thrones or the popularly scary “Bolt On” theory πŸ˜‰

+ DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit for $199

+ Sachtler Dr. Bag 3 for $120
+ it would have sold better if it was Dr Sachtler’s Bag? πŸ™‚

+ Impact Hexi 24 Speedlight Softbox for $70 with FREEEE Impact Grid For Hexi 24 Speedlight Softbox included automagically by B&H while this promotion is running

+ SirUI SUP426SR Carbon-Fiber Photo/Video Monopod for $170 after a $30 mail-in rebate
+ apparently COVID didn’t kill mail-in rebates

+ Polsen mics, two options, $55 to $100

+ current flash deal (AKG wireless instrument thing) SOLD OUT

+ no teaser for next flash deal

MEanwhile at the Woot dailies they have a Fire TV Cube critter for $40, a 2016 iPad PRO for $240, and more…

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PS2: the reason is because I sometimes hold on to the SHIFT KEY for a bit too long and by the time I release it, I have already typed the second letter in a word πŸ™‚

Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE AF for $499 [E]

Hooray-hooray we have back to back lens days at the Adorama daily deals, it is the new condition Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE AF for the Sony E system going for $499 with free US shipping…

Also part of the dailies are these two:

+ Glow EZ Lock Wing-Like Parabolic Fiberglass Umbrella for $50

+ On-Stage AS800 Large-Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone – Bundle With H&A Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable, H&A Pop Filter with Gooseneck for $50

+ offers end on Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)

+ this is Blog-Typo-Certified (TM) to be Tokina, not Tamron (which was the yesterday daily deal)

Thursday: Lens Calibration, Tamrac, LEDgo, WD Blue, BenRo, Pixel 3XL, Etc

Yes dear all, it is Thirst-DAY once again with another 7+1 in B&H Photo daily deals good until Thursday 5/13/21 [CORRECTED DATE] at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Vello LENS-2020 Lens Calibration Tool for $25

+ Tamrac Stratus 15 Shoulder Camera Bag for $90

+ LEDgo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $98

+ 4TB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $335 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ AuRay SS-4320 Lightweight Aluminum Speaker Stand for $15

+ AmazFit Bip S Multi-Sport GPS Smartwatch for around $50 ($70 – 35% off automatic coupon)

+ flash deal ends 1pm ET: BenRo A38FDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head for $85

+ flash deal starts 1pm ET: Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked)

UPDATE: among the Amazon USA Gold Box offerings there’s the renewed 13.3″ MacBook PRO (2020) (16GB RAM, 512GB, i5, 90-day warranty) for $1320, sold and shipped by Woot…

Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD w/FREE Tripod Collar Mount and 64GB SDXC for $399 [C/N]

Hooray-hooray, it-iz-a-LENS-DAY at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD for Canon EF or Nikon F for $399 bundled with a Tamron tripod collar mount and a 64GB Fuji SDXC memory card
+ the freebies are included automagically by Adorama during the promotion

+ Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video LED Light with Soft Box, Adapter for $67~

+ Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE – 35mm Film & Slide Scanner for $399

+ this is Blog-Typo-Certified (TM) to be Tamron, not Tokina πŸ˜‰

Wedn: GWM, Kowa, Manfrotto, Tenba, Etc

And just like that, another hump-day is upon us and this set of B&H Photo daily deals iz-a-good until Wednesday 5/12/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold otu):

+ GVM Bi-Color LED Ring Light (18″) for $75

+ Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-3W Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $330

+ KOWA TSN-553 15-45×55 PROMINAR Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) for $1399

+ FeelWorld F5 5.0″ Full HD HDMI On-Camera Monitor with 4K Support and Tilt Arm for $99
+ the brand name sounds like a Depeche Mode song?

+ Kensington Wireless Presenter with Red Laser for $20
+ phasers set to stun!

+ TenBa Air Case for 31″ EIZO Displays for $350

+ 10pk KN-95 disposable masks for $15

+ Pelican flash deal sold out

+ next flash deal starts 12pm ET: Pelican iM2050 Storm Case with Foam (RealTree Edge Camo)

Elsewhere at the daily deals:

+ 2 t/shirts for $20 total among the Woot dailies

+ Joby GorillaPod 3K with ball head for $35, a couple of Philips Hue kits among the Best Buy dailies

+ another Anker sale at Amazon’s Gold Box of the powerbank, chargers and cables kind. There’s even a powerbank (10,000 mAh) that is also an AC wall charger (one USB-C, one USB-A)

Tuesday: MeFoto MonoPod, Fimi 4K Drone, PortaBrace, 1.44MB T-Shirt, Etc

And we are back to TunesDay May 11 in 2021 with another set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ MeFoto WalkAbout S Travel Aluminum Monopod for $22

+ FiMi X8SE 2020 4K Drone for $399

+ Porta Brace HIP-3LENS Hip-Pack Lens Case (Black) for $80

+ Impact 180Ws Monolight Starter Flash with LED Modeling Light for $60

+ Vello softboxes and light bounders, 6 options, $7 to $14

+ Panasonic PT-LB355U 3300-Lumen XGA 3LCD Projector for $399

+ CoreSWX battery kits, 3 options, $1149 to $1199

+ flash deal ends 3pm ET: AKG DMS100 2.4 GHz Digital Bodypack Wireless Instrument System for $119

+ flash deal starts 3pm ET: AKG DMS300 2.4 GHz Digital Bodypack Wireless Instrument

The current Adorama daily deal (changes Wednesday 10am ET) is just a security DVR.

Among the Woot dailies there’s Android phones and MacBook PROs/Airs, and funny t-shirts (and such) reminding us of the 1.44MB storage limit πŸ™‚

Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 85mm f2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens for $349 [C/N]

It’s a LENS DAY at the current incarnation of the Adorama daily deals good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens for $349 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F
+ the Pentax K is not on sale ($449)

+ Nanuk Large Series 925 Lightweight NK-7 Resin Waterproof Case with Cubed Foam for $75

+ Moza Mini-MI 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer with Wireless Phone Charging for $29

+ KODAK 10″ Touch Screen Rechargeable Digital Photo Frame Wi-Fi Enabled for $100

Monday: FLIR One, Peak Design CaptureLens (EF, F, E/FE options) for $45, Tamrac, GVM, SYRP, Manfrotto

Today’s theme song is “(It’s Just Another) Manic Monday” which begins with a customary 7+1 in new B&H Photo daily deals good until Monday 5/10/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ FLIR One Pro Thermal Camera for Smartphones (Micro-USB)
for $220 with FREE cable adapter (USB-C to micro-USB)
+ now you too can be a Paranormal/UFO hunter!

+ Peak Design CaptureLens for $45 in your choice of Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E/FE
+ this allows you to do it single-handedly
+ “it” refers to changing lenses on a camera body just so we are not misunderstood πŸ˜‰

+ Sunpak DigiPro Ultra 63 Reverse Folding Aluminum Tri-Monopod for $60

+ Manfrotto Gimbal 220 Pro Kit for $250

+ Tamrac Professional Series: Anvil 17 Backpack for $90

+ GVM RGB LED Studio Video Bi-Color Soft 1000D 3-Light Panel Kit for $399

+ Syrp Slingshot 1-Axis 328′ Motion-Controlled Cable Cam Time-Lapse Kit for $899

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Oben TS-20 Tripod Strap with Two Quick Release Loops for $10

UPDATE: among the Monday Woot daily deals there’s yet another iPhone/iWatch sale ($120 to $800), t/shirts of the COVID vaccination kind, and such… Meanwhile a Prime-members only offer is a 2-pack of AmazonBasics Lightning cables ranging from $10 to $12 total depending on color and size (with a 1-year Amazon warranty)…

It’s The Return of The Ringlight at the Monday Best Buy dailies with the Sunpak 12″ Rainbow Vlogging kit going for $80…

Considering the current demand vs supply Ryzen curve, I suppose a $5 off limited time coupon is considered a big discount these days [HA!], on the Ryzen 7 5800X desktop, going for $424AC at the NewEgg daily deals

How the mighty have fallen. Intel was on the verge of being a monopoly and now it’s getting its silicon rearend kicked from all directions from AMD’s Ryzen to Apple’s home-cooked recipe to Snapdragon and mayhaps the rumored future Samsung thing…

Sunday: Spider, Kodak, Joby, Kingston, Fotodiox, Celestron, Etc

If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the Sunday B&H Photo daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Spiderlight Hand Strap for $10

+ 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 106 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $6

+ Joby GripTight POV Kit for $10

+ FotoDioX Selfie Starlite Vlog 18″ Bi-Color Ringlight Kit for $75

+ Celestron 10×32 TrailSeeker Binoculars for $120
+ too late for the #ChineseRocket

+ Kodak 10″ Digital Picture Frame with Wi-Fi and Multi-Touch Display (Matte Black) for $100 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Beats Flex Wireless In-Ear Headphones (Smoke Gray) for $40

+ flash deal ends 7pm ET: EzViz DB1C 1080p Wi-Fi Smart Doorbell for $50

+ no teaser for next flash deal yet

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deals [change Sunday 10am ET] include:

+ Glow EZ Lock Wing-Like Parabolic Fiberglass Umbrella for $50

+ Mount-It! Wood Turntable TV Stand for 32-50″ Screens for $27~

UPDATE: the new round of Adorama daily deals [changes Monday 10am ET]:

+ Mount-It! Freestanding Single Monitor Desk Stand for $29~

+ Mount-It! Adjustable Gas Spring Desk Mount for Dual 15-34″ Monitor for $91

+ Mount-It! Metal Mesh Monitor Stand with Pull Out Drawer for $35
+ no that’s not a K-Cup drawer πŸ˜‰

+ Mount-It! MI-7151 Universal PC Computer Holder Cart with 4 Caster Wheels, Adjustable Width for $14

DJI Osmo Pocket Bundle, Curved Softbox, Etc

A new trio of offerings makes up the current Adorama daily deals running until Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ DJI Osmo Pocket 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilized Handheld Camera Bundle for $199
+ bundle includes DJI Expansion Kit, Froggi G03 1/4″ Adapter Multifunctional Expanding, Microfiber Cloth

+ Mount-It! MI-1772 Dual Computer Monitor Mount with Articulating Gas Spring Arms for 13-27″ Screens for $91

+ Glow EZ Lock ARC Curved Strip Softbox With Bowens Mount (16″ x 60″) for $60

Meanwhile the headliner of the Friday Best Buy daily deals is the 2TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD going for $57…

If you want to try a Kindle e-reader without breaking the bank, under “Computers” at the Woot daily deals they have older refurbished Kindle Paperwhite models ranging from $19 to $30 with a 90-day Woot warranty. The lower prices are the original model, while the higher prices are 2013 (2nd generation) Paperwhite models. The most expensive one even has the AT&T 3G model (with free data for the express purpose of downloading Kindle ebooks and doing Kindle-related housekeeping). The latest model is the 4th generation Paperwhite [see Wikipedia]. If you are reading text-only ebooks and you don’t plan to download thousands of ebooks on it at the same time, you should be okay with the older models. On the other hand, manga/comics and complex documents may be too challenging for them [I was using the 2nd generation up until 3 years ago, then sideways-up upgraded to the Voyage for the physical page-turning buttons].

Spyder Autofocus Calibration, AF Adapter (Leica M lenses to Sony E cameras), Tamrac Goblins, Etc

FriYAY is here and that means the B&H Photo daily deals are good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ DataColor SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

+ TechChartPRO Leica M Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Autofocus Adapter for $229
+ Leica M lenses to Sony E cameras

+ Tamrac Goblin pouches, three color options for $8 each

+ Vello film screen protectors, 7 options, $6 each

+ ExploreScientific National Geographic 50mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope for $40
+ you can see a UFO or mayhaps the chinese rocket out of control coming down

+ Magnus VPH-20 Video Pan & Tilt Fluid Head for $33

+ RucPac Professional Focus Headlamp for $40
+ niche within a niche, lightpainting with headlamps πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal ends Friday 7pm ET: 10-pack of 16GB Sandisk Ultra microSD cards for $40
+ comes out to $4 per card

+ no teaser for next flash deal

AF Adapter (Canon EF to Fuji X), Slik Tripod Kit, Flashpoint OlyPan, Reflector (ends Fri 10am ET)

Have Canon EF lenses but also Fuji X bodies? Then come on down to the current Adorama daily deals good until Friday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Fringer Auto Focus Adapter Canon EF To Fuji X Mount Pro II for $299

+ Slik PRO AL-523DX Tripod Kit Includes PRO AL-523 3-Section Tripod with Able 300 Pan/Tilt Head for $80

+ Flashpoint R2 Pro 2.4GHz Transmitter for Panasonic & Olympus (XPro-O) for $20

+ Glow Collapsible Circular Wind Proof Reflector with Handles for $10 (42 inch) or $20 (52 inch)
+ 42 inch TVs are heading towards this price as well πŸ˜‰

Meanwhile the Thursday Woot daily deals are very computer-centric:

+ MSI gaming desktops, $750 to $3600

+ Microsoft Surface PRO 12-inch (i5, 256GB, LTE) tablet for $560

+ Lenovo business notebooks from $430 to $550

+ more Star Wars t-shirts

+ unlocked Pixel 3 XL from $215 to $255

Then off we go to the Thursday Yellow and Blue daily deals (aka Best Buy) which offers:

+ Nixplay Smart Photo Frame 10.1-inch for $140
+ an old(er) tablet could also be repurposed as a digiframe

+ Sublue WhiteShark Mix Underwater Scooter for $400
+ this device has a song πŸ˜‰
+ personal note: every time I try to troll people with this song, it backfires and it gets stuck in my head for hours

+ also TCL TV, Keurig single-cup, $30 dual-monitor mount, etc
+ pourover is great but sometimes you just want to press a button and be out the door πŸ™‚

Thursday: MeFoto Sidekick 360, MindShift Holster, Etc

And just like that, the time is right to recycle my ThirstDAY joke, good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 5/6/21 are the following B&H Photo daily deals:

+ MeFOTO SideKick360 Smartphone Tripod Adapter for $20 in 11 color options, so you can match it to the phone and to the case and to the tripod πŸ˜‰

+ MindShift Gear Outbound Camera Holster 50 (Carbon Gray) for $40

+ Angler Collapsible Background Kit (5 x 7 feet, Chroma Blue/Green) for $70

+ Celestron Night Vision Red LED Flashlight for $6

+ Setwear Hothand Glove Pair with 3-Layer Mask Kit for $35 in various size options

+ Polsen MVS-5 Stereo Shotgun Microphone for DSLR Cameras and Portable Recorders for $35

+ Watson Voltage Converter, 300W for $30, 500W for $40
+ that’s 10W per $1 or 12.5W per $1 πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Comica BoomX-U U1 Compact Wireless Microphone System for Mirrorless/DSLR Cameras (568 to 579 MHz) for $99

+ no teaser for next flash deal

Wedn: 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $28AC w/FS

If you are looking for a 256GB microSDXC card for your cameras, smartphones, action cams, tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, etc, good until Wednesday 5/5/21 at 11:59pm pacific time, among the NewEgg deals du jour you can get the new condition 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC (A1, U1, UHS-I, C10) for $28 with free US shipping after using promo code 93XQY46. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg herself. Up to five per customer…

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 65mm f1.4 Manual Focus (Fuji GF) for $599

Arthur C. Clarke wrote lesser known book, Randezvous with AdoRama and there until Thursday at 10am ET we have a 4-pack of offerings, one of which is a lens, a Fuji …Girl Friend πŸ™‚

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 for Fuji GF, a manual focus lens, going for $599
+ only available in Fuji GF

+ DJI Ronin-S for $399
+ wasn’t there a Ronin movie at some time in the past? or in the future? I’m a little unstuck in time these days and I lost my sonic screwdriver πŸ˜‰

+ Lenovo 500 Full HD USB Webcam for $33

+ H&A Professional USB Microphone for $50

Meanwhile among the Wednesday Amazon USA Gold Box offers there’s a sale on GooDee video projectors, and stylish TeaForte teas, most of them samplers in presentation boxes, would make nice gifts for all occasions, even better a random unexpected pick-me-up type of gifts. There’s also an adorable cherry-blossoms design resuable ceramic 12oz cup with included tea infuser for $14… Also great as a gift or even as home or office decor πŸ™‚

NExt up at the Wednesday Best Buy dailies we have the return of the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Ring Light Kit with BOYA Lavalier Microphone and Bluetooth Remote all together going for $60… More there, 15% off on Bath & Body Works gift cards, universal tablet stand, sit-n-stand dual-monitor desk converter type of a thing, Apple cases, a basic 5-cup $10 coffee machine and such…

Wedn: GVM, Pixel 3XL, Tamrac Anvil, Celestron, Sunpak, Wise Advanced CFX Type-C, APC, Etc

And just like that, it’s Wednesday again, and this round of B&H Photeau daily deals is good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamrac Anvil T0300 M.A.S. & M.O.L.L.E Modular Accessory Belt for $8 in three size options
+ fun fact: the product name is longer than the actual product (when you expand the acronyms) πŸ˜‰

+ unlocked Google Pixel 3 XL for $230 to $330
+ options include 64GB or 128GB
+ options for unlocked status as well, real unlocked, Sprint unlocked (the cheapest) and Verizon unlocked
+ this gets you the new Android developer preview, but it won’t get the 2022+ versions of Android (through the official Google Update process)

+ Sunpak TravelMaster Professional 63″ Reverse Folding Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $80
+ CAUTION: reverse folding tripods may create mini black holes

+ Wise Advanced CFexpress USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Card Reader for $40

+ GVM LED Ring Light Soft Light 600S for $119

+ APC Back-UPS BN450M for $55 minus 27% off in-cart coupon making it around $40 [using head-math, use calculator or shopping cart for exact price]

+ CAD U37 USB Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Recording Microphone (Champagne) for $30 with FREE THRONMAX Stream Go X1 1080p Webcam included automagically by B&H

+ flash deal ends 2pm ET: Celestron 10×50 Granite Binoculars for $270

+ no teaser for next flash deal

Tuesday: Star Wars, NixPlay 10″ digiframe

Yes, today is Star Wars Day and it’s a Star Wars headliner at the Best Buy daily deals with various Force-sensitive offers. But that’s not all, they also have the 256GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS microSDXC for $58 and a couple of portable HDDs.

Meanwhile the headliner at the Amazon USA Gold Box is also a Star Wars sale but of camera-n-photo interest there’s the Nixplay 10.1 Inch Smart Digital Picture Frame for $142~ with free US shipping…

Flashpoint eVolv Flash Kit, Manfrotto for DJI, Dual-Monitor Stand

Not another lens day but still another trio of offers in the current Adorama daily deals running until Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Kit With Multi Charger and LED Light for $349

+ Mount-It! Articulating Dual Monitor Desk Stand for $63

+ Manfrotto Aviator D1 Backpack for DJI Phantom Quadcopter for $60

Tuesday: Tenba, Ringflash, GVM, Sirui, Reflektor, Panasonic 3LCD, Etc

ToozDay aka TunesDay is here and we start with the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tenba Solstice Sling Bag (7L, Blue) for $45
+ it has a nice distinctive color
+ bag the bag!!!

+ Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter for $30

+ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc (42″) for $22
+ true fact: reflectors are so popular even Arcade Fire wrote a song about them πŸ˜‰

+ SirUI PB-10 Multi-Axial Panoramic Head for $69 after a $15 mail-in rebate

+ GVM Teleprompter TQ-M for Tablets and Smartphones with Remote Control & App for $129
+ the start of your political career!

+ Auray SS-4420 Steel Speaker Stand for $12
+ not sure how this works for human speakers, mayhaps they mean audio speakers? who knows – check the user manual to be sure πŸ˜‰

+ Panasonic PT-LW375U 3600-Lumen WXGA 3LCD Projector for $449
+ because every flat surface is your new TV/computer-monitor!

SLR Magic Cine Prime Lenses for Sony E and M43rds (and LitePanels Astra offer)

Hooray hooray it’s a triple lens day at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Wednesday 5/4/21 at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out. But there’s also one non-lens item:

+ Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel, with V Mount Battery Bracket for $700 in your choice of V-mount or Gold-mount

+ SLR Magic Cine 10mm T2.1 HyperPrime for $249 in M43rds

+ SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 for $199 in Sony E

+ SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f1.1 for $199 in Sony E

Monday: LumeCube 2.0 Professional Kit, Gitzo Century, Manfrotto, SpiderPro, Etc

Rumor has it, Monday got its name because the French were so disappointed the weekend was over they kept saying “Oh Mon Dieu, Oh Mon Dieu!” and that’s how Monday happened πŸ˜‰ #NotFactChecked

Anyway to the Monday 5/3/21 B&H Photo daily deals we go, just one day before Star Wars Day 2021! These expire at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out; flash deals are by definition not running the whole day):

+ LumeCube 2.0 Professional 22-Piece LED Lighting Kit for $189

+ Manfrotto Aluminum Twin Leg Video Tripod with Ground Spreader for $330

+ SpiderPro Hand Strap for $20, two color options

+ refurbished TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router for $30

+ AmazFit GTS 2e GPS Smartwatch for $100 after automatic in-cart coupon, three color options

+ Tascam DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone for $125

+ Senal SMH-1200 Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones for $60, three color options

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Gitzo Century Camera Traveler Messenger Bag (Black) for $100

+ next flash deal starts 12pm ET: no teaser yet

UPDATE: action at the Amazon USA Gold Box includes:

+ Kindle e-reader for $65 (with Ads, +$20 without ads)
+ option to get a 3-month free trial of Kindle Unlimited (does not change Kindle price)
+ this is the entry-point model but with more and more features coming down from the Paperwhite: touchscreen, front light, 8GB on-board storage, bluetooth audio BUT it is 167ppi (Paperwhite is 300ppi)
+ also on sale: Fire Kids tablets

+ FireTV stick 4K for $38
+ FireTV stick lite for $25

+ Coredy robotic vacuums (aka pet toys)

+ Prime-only discounts on Echo Show 5

Sunday: GVM, Miggo, Pixel 3, Hoya Solas, Fat Gecko

UPDATE #2: the new incarnation of the Adorama daily deal runs until Monday at 10am ET and it is the new condition Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Suction Mount going for $60 with free US shipping… From a distance, it looks a bit like modern art πŸ™‚

If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ unlocked Google Pixel 3 (64GB storage, Verizon Unlocked, pinkish) for $150
+ this can get the current Android developer preview; Pixels 2 and earlier cannot; Pixels 3 and newer can;

+ Miggo Splat SLR Flexible Mini Tripod (Blue) for $15
+ tree brunch NOT included
+ Sunday brunch NOT included

+ Pelican ProGear 1810 LED Keychain Light (Black) for $6
+ keychain-lightpainters?

+ GVM On-Camera RGB LED Video Light with Bluetooth App Control and Power Supply for $99

+ Silicon Power 64GB Mobile C80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $17

+ Sensei CreepStop Band (Multi-Color 5-Pack) for $6
+ sadly these do not repel human creeps πŸ˜‰

+ LensPen MiniPro Compact Lens Cleaner for $6

+ no flash deals today

MEanwhile at the current Adorama daily deals [change Sunday 10am ET] you can get the Hoya SOLAS 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter (1.3-stops to 8.7-stops) for $150 with free US shipping…

UPDATE: photography magazines return with one representative at the DiscountMags weekend sale, it is a 1-year VideoMaker subscription for $8, US addresses, printed magazine delivered by mail, no auto-renewal. Lots of other non-photo magazines but 6-degrees-of-separation are available…