Archives for August 2021

Wedn: LG, Mefoto, Edelkrone, Etc

Hump Day is here, and we start with a new round of B&H Photo dailies running until 9/1/21 at 11:59pm ET {or earlier IFF sold out}:

+ EdelKrone SliderPLUS v5 PRO Long for $599

+ MeFoto SideKick360 Smartphone Tripod Adapter (Gold) for $15
+ PRO TIP: important influencers have gold accessories 😉

+ LG 32UL750-W 31.5″ 16:9 4K FreeSync LCD Gaming Monitor for $417
+ Vertical Alignment (VA) Panel HDMI | DisplayPort | USB Type-C Inputs 3840 x 2160 4K UHD Resolution 3000:1 Static Contrast Ratio

+ Pengo HDMI to USB Type-C 4K Grabber for $90

+ also budget CAD mic and Philips true wireless

Then we scoot on over at Woot’s where we find tablet/laptop stands, security cameras, Fire TV sticks, and heated vests because Winter is always coming [h/t Ned Stark]…

Tuesday: Nanlite, ThinkTank, ProGrade CFe, Inogeni, Tiffen, MIR, Etc

Tuesday is here with a new round of B&H Photo daily deals good until the end of the month (8/31/21) at 11:59pm ET (or earlier IFF sold out):

+ Nanlite AC LED Monolights, two options, $139 and $249

+ Think Tank Photo Video Rig 18 Rolling Case for $200
+ you can roll your “bag the bags” too 😉

+ 128GB ProGrade CFexpress 2.0 Gold Memory Card for $130

+ InoGeni 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Capture Card for $299
+ Inogeni sounds like one of the member state of the Federation, the ones that are always mentioned parenthetically but never featured in an episode?

+ Tiffen 3-Filter Neutral Density/Polarizer Filter Kit for DJI Mavic 2 Pro for $45

+ Sirui VTJ-1.8 Video Travel Jib for $285 after a $15 mail-in rebate
+ ARGGH, mail-in rebates for such small amounts

Monday: Battery Grips (24 options), Nanuk Lens Cases, Browning, GVM, 32GB Ultra SDHC, Etc

We start with the Monday 8/30/21 B&H Photo dailies good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Vello Battery Grips, 24 options of various camera brands, $36 to $60
+ check each option for specific camera compatibility

+ Nanuk 6-lens cases for $99, three color options

+ Browning BTC-5HD-APX-20C Strike Force Apex HD Trail Camera (20MP) for $100

+ 2-pack of 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC for $12

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

+ Pengo 1080p HDMI to USB Type-C Video Grabber (Titanium Gray) for $70

MEANWHiLE the Adorama daily deal [changes Tuesday 10am ET] is the MSI Codex R 10SI-026US VR-Ready Gaming Desktop Computer going for $919. Specs include i5-10400F 2.9GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, Windows 10 Home, etc…

Living in Woot-Landia, they have a refurbished Samsung computer monitors sale ($230 to $1000) as the headliner while under clearance they have $70 Chromebooks…

It’s STORAGE DAY at the Best Buy dailies with a 1TB Sandisk Ultra PCIe internal SSD for $95, three WD external storage options, a $15 contactless thermometer (a must have for your COVIDalia collection?), biodegradable (!??!?) iPhone cases, and mo(i)re…

Saturday: 256GB Samsung SDXC for $24, microSD for $28, EU Adobe, Etc

It’s Samsung memory card time at the Amazon USA Gold Box good until Saturday 8/28/21 at 11:59pm pacifica time [fun fact: pacifica is in the pacific time zone] there is a sale on the following three Samsung memory cards:

+ 256GB Samsung EVO Plus SDXC for $24
+ I haven’t tried these ones

+ 256GB EVO Select microSDXC (UHS-I, U3, 4K, adapter) for $28
+ 512GB version of above for $60
+ Samsung microSD cards have become my go-to these days, ahead of all the brand I’ve used

+ up to five per item per Amazon account

BUT if you prefer the orange/cream Samsung microSDXC cards, fear not, among the NewEGG dailies for Saturday they have the 128GB Samsung EVO microSDXC for $16 with free US shipping, up to three per customer, sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

THEN among the Best Buy dailies we find a 2TB Seagate Expansion external HDD for $55 (not so long ago $50 was the default sale price for 1TB), a sale on Acer monitors, etc, etc, etc…

If you feel nostaglic for the good old Mall Brand Names, the Saturday Meh daily deal is a 2-piece Sharper Image UV sanitizing bundle going for $15 with free S&H only for paying Meh-members [until Amazon buys them too and free Prime shipping LOL – this is only a joke, I don’t want to start any rumors of this sort]…

Speaking of Amazon, if you want to load up your Kindle with more ebooks, their Saturday Kindle daily deals include a total of 88 ebooks of all kinds…

And for those within the EU, Amazon Germany is having a sale on 1-year Adobe High Profit Cloud subscriptions (Lightroom, Photographer, All Apps)…

OOPS, the cat stepped on the keyboard, I meant “Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions” 🙂

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (ends Sunday 10am ET) is the CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool Gaming Desktop Computer (i9-11900KF 3.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB, Windows 10 Home) going for $2070 with free US shippings…

2pk LitraTorch 2.0 LED Lights with Triple Mount for $85

And we are baaack with the Adorama dailies this lot running until Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier IFF sold out):

+ 2-Pack Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video LED Light for $85
+ with Triple Mount for GoPro System, Aluminum Handle with Rubber Grip
+ Waterproof 60 Feet(20m), 800 Lumens, 5700K
+ you get two LitraTorches

+ MSI Katana GF66 15.6″ Full HD 144Hz Gaming Notebook for $879
+ i5-11400H 2.7GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB, Windows 10 Home, etc

MeFoto Monopod, SiliconPower microSDXC, 2TB Samsung T7 external SSD, Etc

You got FriYAY on your mind? Well, you’ve come to the right day!

We start with the B&H Photo dailies which, as usual, end on Saturday at 11:59pm ET but there’s no ordering during the Sabbath (friday pm to saturday pm, check their website for exact hours):

+ MeFoto WalkAbout Aluminum Monopod (Orange) for $24
+ could also be repurposed for Star Wars or other scifi/fantasy cosplay

+ 32GB Lexar JumpDrive V40 USB 2.0 (two point zero) Type A with keychain hole for $4

+ RucPac Professional Focus Headlamp for $40
+ move over lightpainters, we headlampographers are the new “it” 😉

+ 512GB Silicon Power Superior UHS-I A1 microSDXC with SD Adapter for $55
+ 256GB A2 of above for $27

+ MotoRola Verve Loop 200 Wireless earphones for $11

+ some eyeball/egg-shaped wifi security camera thing for $30

+ flash deal ends Friday 7pm ET: 2TB Samsung T7 portable touch external SSD for $270
+ now that HDD prices have fallen down, SSD is the new “it”, thus higher price points per GB, storage companies win regardless 🙂

MEANWHiLE among the FriDAY BeST BuY DAiLieZ there’s a 5TB WD EasyStore external HDD for $90, an 8TB for $170, a Vantop SnapTain SP-7100 drone with remote controller for $250, Frozen (Disney’s Frozen, not refrigerator Frozen) Funkopops, and suc…

A BIG RAZER SALE headlines the Friday Amazon USA Gold Box with two pages of offerings, with prices ranging from $20 to $3400. This includes laptops, keyboards, mice, controllers, headsets, mics, mousepads, keypads, computer cases, etc…

Thursday: ONA, GVM, Movo, Lenovo, Sigma 10-20/3.5 DC EX HSM for $299 [Nikon F], Acer Spin 713 ChromeOS, Etc

Quest your THIRST-DAY with yet another LENZE-DAY [yes, I know this is an irritating spelling of “lens”, that’s why I’m doing it :)] at the B&H Photo dailies going until 8/26/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier IFF sold out):

+ Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSM for $299 in Nikon F only
+ the Canon EF is discontinued, while the Sony A and Sigma SA are not on sale
+ yes, a wide zoom APS-C lens, 15-30mm-ish equivalent-ish
+ it’s Shiguma time, believe it!

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC (up to 300MB/sec, V90, U3, C10) for $150 after in-cart coupon

+ GVM Mini Waterproof RGB LED On-Camera Light for $99
+ bonus point: looks adorkable

+ ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag (Leather, Dark Truffle) for $279 with FREE Canvas Wax
+ PRO TIP: ear wax is not a substitute for canvas wax

+ Logan 450-1: 40″ Artist Elite Mat Cutter for $135

+ Movo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head for $130

+ Lenova 15.6″ IdeaPad Gaming 3 Laptop for $599 with FREE Bitdefender 1-year subscription (up to five devices)
+ i5-10300H Quad, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 IPS,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
+ bonus point: you can say hello to the Chinese government while its super-secret spyware is running 😉

IF you are fond of improving home-improvement, a limited time promo code gets you a $100 Lowe’s e-gift card for $95 among the NewEGG dailies… Up to three per customer… There’s also 12TB WD, monitor, TV, networking, headphone and the other usual options over there…

A fancy Chromebook is among the Thursday Best Buy dailies, the 13.5″ ACER Spin 713 going for $430. For that you get the i5-10210U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2K VertiView 3:2 IPS Gorillaz touchscreen (2256 x 1504), backlit keyboard [VERY USEFUL], 360-degree rotation, up to 10 hours battery, two USB-C (DisplayPort support), one USB 3.0 Type A, microSD slot, HDMI 1.4, Wifi 6, 1-year warranty, etc… Oh, you also get a vial with “Tears of Windows” 😉

It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 574 customer reviews as of the time of writing of this bog-post 🙂 The first customer review there says you can replace the SSD yourself if you are careful and know what you are doing (PRO TIP: abstain from coffee/sugar overdose before attempting this LOL)…

Per the Google Auto Update Expiration page, this will be getting updates until June 2028…

Don’t tell your coffee purist friends, but among the Amazon Gold Box offers for Thursday there’s a sale on select 80-packs of Maud Variety Packs of K-Cups for $24… One of the options is decaf, one is original, and one is “super flavored” [offer this to your coffee purist friends LOL]

UPDATE: not a back to back lens day at the Adorama dailies, instead, running until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) it is the new condition Movo Photo UM700 USB Desktop Studio Microphone with Adjustable Polar Patterns going for $80 with free US shippings…

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye MF for $199 [EF] {and more}

It’s back to back lens days, now at the Adorama daily deals too! It is the new condition Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye MF HD lens for Canon EF for $199 with free US shipping… Note that the daily deals page shows it going for $185… I do not know if this is a temporary glitch (the offer just went live as of the time of writing)…

The other offering is the Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel, with Gold Mount Battery Bracket going for $750 with free US shipping…

The above are good until Thursday 8/26/21 at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out)…

Recurring action at the Wednesday Best Buy dailies, it’s the return of the Nikon Aculon binoculars, three options, $50 each…

Meanwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a $100 off sale on Fire HD 10 productivity bundle (that is, the tablet, a detachable bluetooth keyboard case, and a 12-month Microsoft 365 Personal subscription {of the auto-renewing kind of course})… There’s also a sale on a couple of Anker Nebula projectors

And for those of you who like to e-read on Amazon’s ecosystem, there is a great sale on the Most Anticipated Books of 2019-2020, a total 133 options…

Wedn: Sigma 150-600/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports for $1499 [EF], GVM, 12TB WD, 1TB CFexpress, Etc

OOPS, forgot about Dre, and also forgot about Tuesday! But time won’t stand still as everyone’s favorite Canadians sang a few years ago, and here we are, on Wednesday 8/25/21, just four months away from Christmas, are you sure you fit into your Santa Uniform?

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals with a LENZE-DAY!

+ Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM, part of the new Sigma “Sporty Spice” line-up [okay, Sports lineup] going for $1499 but only for Canon EF
+ the Nikon F and Sigma SA are not on sale

+ 12TB WD Elements external USB 3.0 HDD for $280

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

+ Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head and Aluminum Twin Leg Tripod with Ground Spreader for $650 after automatic in-cart qoupon

+ 1TB Wise Advanced CFX-B Series CFexpress Memory Card with CFexpress / SDXC Card Reader for $649

+ IDX CUE-H180 179Wh Compact Li-Ion V-Mount Battery for $199

Monday: Tamron 70-210/4 Di VC USD for $479 [C/N], etc

Good until Monday 8/23/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) are the following deals at the B&H Photo daily deals, yes, it is a LENS DAY indeed!

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD for $379 in your choice of Nikon F or Canon EF

+ Gitzo GT3532 Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $750 after an automatic in-cart coupon

+ Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 On-Camera LED Light for $35

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Dual-Suction Camera Mount for $40

+ Arco AH-AHB Adjustable Harness for AS-A10G Field Recorder Bag for $69

+ AU-Stream True Wireless In-Ear Headphones for $20

MEANWHILE at the Adorama daily deals running until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) they have:

+ Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel, with Gold Mount Battery Bracket for $1151

+ H&A Carbon Fiber Telescoping Boom Pole with Internal Coiled Cable & Side Exit XLR Base (9′) – Neutrik Connector – Carrying Case Included for $150

+ H&A Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones (14cm) for $66

AMONG the MONDAY Best Buy dailies there is a mini sale of $5 camera-n-photo accessories. $5 each that is:

+ Bower clip-on LED ring light
+ Sunpak – GripPod 11″ Tripod – Black/Blue
+ Sunpak – PocketPod Smartphone Tabletop Holder

Sunday: ONA Roma, Dual Camera Strap, Sunpak, Etc

Here we geaux, SUN-DAY is here again, and as usual, if it’s not sunny, you get your money back, from the Sun Customer Service Center, 35 Solaris Avenue Suite 305A, at the intersection of Sunspot #2093 and #6056 on the Sun 😉

We start with the B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier IFF sold out):

+ rucpac dual camera strap for $50
+ because all great swordsmen dual-wield

+ ONA Roma Camera Insert and Bag Organizer (Black) for $39

+ Sunpak VL-LED-09 Compact Video Light for $7
+ I neeeed moooooore liiiiiight!

+ BluTec 95Wh V-Mount Battery and Charger Kit for $100

+ Samsung TU8300 65″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart Curved LED TV and Free Soundbar System Kit for $698

+ 1-year subscription Acronis True Image 2021 Premium edition from $50 to $80 (from 1 to 5 Win/Mac user licenses)
+ all options are 1-year subscriptions; the variable is the number of user licenses for the 1-year term
+ it’s all about the Netflix-model these days

THE MAGIC HAS A PLAN for you Gaius! Accept Cupertino’s True Love and you will be saved! The headliner of the Sunday Best Buy dailies is the Apple Magic Keyboard for the 12.9″ iPad PRO for $199. Check website for compatibility. You also get free 6-month subscriptions to Apple News and Apple Music (new subscribers only)…

GoPro Sleeve and Lanyard for HERO8 Black for $5

Adorama strikes again with a new trio of daily deal offerings running until Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ GoPro Sleeve and Lanyard for HERO8 Black Camera for $5 in your choice of many color schemes

+ Dell Inspiron 15-7591 15.6″ Full HD Notebook for $899
+ Core i7-9750H 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, Windows 10 Home

+ SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset for $130

Friday: refurb DJI Mini for $260 w/$10 pGC {also: Pay $95, Get $100 Netflix e-Gift Card}

We have a couple of “name brand” daily deals at the NewEGG shell-shockers running until Friday 8/20/21 at 11:59pm pacific time [or earlier IFF sold out]:

+ refurbished DJI Mavic Mini – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal for $260 offered by the DJI Store upon NewEgg
+ you also get a $10 promotional NewEgg e-gift card

+ Pay $95, get a $100 Netflix e-Gift Card using the promo code shown over there
+ two per customer
+ if you are not doing the more convoluted gift card promotions at brick and mortar (eg Walgreens, RiteAid, etc), this is, theoretically at least {I haven’t tried it personally}, the lowest friction one

GVM, Domke, Lowel, GAlaxy Buds PRO, Etc

No lens today, but it’s a 7+1 at the B&H Photo dailies which as usual run until SAturday at 11:59pm ET but orders are not accepted Fri PM to Sat PM.

+ Lowel Go Lite Compact LED Light for $30
+ you can’t have photo-graphy without light!

+ Domke F-803 RuggedWear Camera Messenger Bag for $100
+ Bag the Bag!

+ MAgnus BHSP-04 Ball Head with Built-In Smartphone Adapter for $10

+ GVM NP-F970 6600mAh Lithium-Ion Battery with Travel Charger for $44

+ SAmsung Galaxy Buds Pro Noise-Canceling True Wireless for $127 in three color choices

+ Kaiser Diascop Mini 2 with 2x Lens and Folding Arm for $16

+ flash deal Manfrotto Gimbal 220 Pro Kit for $250 after in-cart coupon

Samsung orange-grey EVO microSDXC cards among the Best Buy dailies for Friday 8/20/21, the 512GB goes for $70 while the 256GB for $43. Without the need of a calculator, the 512GB wins!

It’s Tool Tyme at the Friday 8/20/21 Amazon USA Gold Box with Goldblatt, Workpro and more featured in two pages of offerings, ranging from $8 to $80…

14″ HP Chromebook 14 for $140

It’s a Chromebook day at the Adorama dialy deals running until Friday 8/20/21 at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 14-inch HP Chromebook 14 (model 14-CA010NR) for $140
+ it’s all about the number 14 with this laptop 🙂
+ Celeron N3350 1.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Snow White color scheme
+ Intel HD graphics, 1366 x 768, WLED-backlit, HD SVA
+ two USB-C and two USB 2.0 Type A ports
+ looks like it reaches “end of auto updates” in June 2024 per Google Support

+ Eggtronic 63W 20,000mAh Universal Power Bank for USB-C Laptops, Tablet and Phones for $45

+ Togo Power Pioneer 330, 288WH Portable Power Station Lithium Battery 330W (660W Peak) for $230

+ 2pk 64GB Lexar 2000x SDXC card for $137
+ this is DEFEATED by the $117 at the Amazon Lexar sale for Thursday 8/19/21

Thursday: Lexar SDXC cards (up to 2000x), microSDXC

It’s LEXAR DAY at the Amazon USA Gold Box, running until 8/19/21 at 11:59pm pacifica time is a sale on LEXAR storage products. A total of 17 options are available including:

+ 2pk 64GB SDXC (1667x, V60, UHS-II, U3, C10, up to 180MB/s) for $41.50
+ 2pk of 128GB of above for $61
+ 128GB wins decidedly

+ 128GB Lexar SDXC (2000x, V90, UHS-II, C10, U3, up to 300MB/s) for $116
+ 64GB of above for $70
+ 128GB wins once again

+ 128GB Lexar SDXC (1066X) for $45.60

+ 128GB Lexar SDXC (633x, up to 95MB/s) for $16

+ microSDXC red cards from $24.80 (256GB) to $55 (512GB) to $128 (TB)
+ in this case, the 256GB wins

+ 128GB gray-black microSDXC (1066x) for $20

+ 2.5″ SATA Lexar internal SSDs, 128GB for $20~, 240GB for $27~, 256GB for $31~

+ 512GB Lexar SL200 portable SSD for $56

+ 1TB Lexar PCIe M.2 internal SSD for $96

+ find them all in the LEXAR storage sale until 8/19/21 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out)

Thursday: Tokina 11-20/2.8 CF for $419 [C/N], GVM, Nanuk, OnePlus 7T PRO, Edelkrone, Etc

And just like that, Thursday is here, and we have a LENZE-DAY at the B&H Photo dailies running until 8/19/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 CF ATX-i for $419 in Canon EF or Nikon F
+ designed for APS-C systems, 16.6-30mm “eq”
+ nom-nom for fans of wide APS-C zoom lenses?

+ if you like McLaren and Papayas, keep on reading!
+ OnePlus 7T Pro 256GB 5G Smartphone (T-Mobile Unlocked, McLaren Edition, Papaya Orange) for $400
+ disturbing the force in this price range is the just announced Google Pixel 5a going for $450, inheriting some of the Pixel 5 features

+ Nanuk 950 protective rolling cases with foam insert, four color options, for $165

+ GVM 520S-B Bi-Color LED 2-Panel Kit for $279

+ EdelKrone HeadPLUS Pan and Tilt Head for $949

+ AtomOS Connect Convert Scale | SDI/HDMI to Analog for $149

+ Samson XPD2 Headset USB Digital Wireless System for $70
+ not to be confused with Samsung or Samyang or Samsuck 😉

MEANWHiLE in Woot-landia they have grade-A refurbished Samsung tablets ($100 to $830; Samsung has churned out enough models in various price ranges to offer this wide range of prices; 90-day Samsung warranty; the $100 is indeed a tablet, the 8-inch 2019 Galaxy), a $60 Corsair tempered glass mid-tower ATX PC case, and mo(i)re…

THEN at the BEst Buy action we go where we find a sale on select Moza camera gimbal stabilizers, and a 18TB WD easystore external HDD for $420 [what a great …number!], Corsair gaming products, and mo(i)re…

Wedn: ONA Brixton, Genaray, Fotodiox, Zhiyun, LG, Galaxy Chromebook 2, Etc

Once again we are at the halftime show in the week, it’s Wednesday and there’s a new half-a-dozen B&H Photo daily deals good until Wednesday 8/18/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier IFF sold-out):

+ ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag for $169 with FREE Canvas Wax, in three color options [the bags, not the wax LOL]

+ Genaray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 144 SMD LED On-Camera Light for $40

+ FotoDiox Selfie Starlite Stix Vlog Light Kit with Light Stand for $78
+ bonus points: it looks professional-y in an influencer-y kind of way

+ Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $319

+ LG LCD 32UK550-B 31.5″ 16:9 4K FreeSync LCD Gaming Monitor for $275

+ refurb TP-Link Archer AX21 AX1800 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router for $60

Three Windows laptops ($190 HP Celeron, $500 HP i5, $700 Dell Ryzen 7) headline the Best Buy dailies but that’s not all, there’s a non-afterthought Chromebook, one that is not just made with the leftover parts in the warehouse 😉 It’s the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 (13.3″ QLED 1080p, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, Intel i3, backlit keyboard, microSD slot, Wifi 6, etc) going for $499 in new condition or $364 in open-box condition. This only in the “Fiesta Red” color-scheme. However, as it is often the case with Samsung, it has just one USB-C port on each side, so a USB-C hub (or two) are your new best friends 🙂

As of the time of writing it averages 4.6 out of 5 based on nearly 200 customer reviews at Best Buy with a 91% “recommend to a friend”. They should also have a “recommend to an enemy” option 🙂

Meanwhile in Wootlandia the headliner is an iPhone-a-pa-looza of Grade A refurbished with 90-day Woot warranty with prices ranging from $28 (MagSafe charger) to $480 (lowest priced iPhone in the sale) to $1180…

UPDATE: two items can be found in the Adorama daily deals (expire Thursday 10am ET or earlier if sold out):

+ Explorer AX-LED915 AuraLED 915 Lightweight LED Light Panel for $59

+ K&F Concept Black and Orange Aluminum Tripod Monopod with Center Axle Transverse for $100

2pk 128GB Lexar Professional Silver SDXC for $50 w/FS

Another “feast” of offers, four of them, at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Wednesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 2-pack of 128GB Lexar Professional Silver SDXC cards (UHS-I, 1066x, up to 160MB/s) for $50, that’s $25 per card
+ 2-pack of 64GB for $30, that’s $15 per card

+ Apple Siri Remote for Apple TV 4K and 4th Generation Apple TV for $30

+ Pimax Vision 8K PLUS Virtual Reality Headset for $699
+ for the speed-readers out there, it’s Pimax, not Pentax 🙂

+ Ulanzi Smartphone Vlogging Super Outfit Video Kit, Includes Mini Tripod, ST-06 Phone Tripod Mount & VM-Q1 Microphone for $40

Kindle Paperwhite down to $80 (or $70 certified refurbished)

Reading is FUN-da-MENTAL! And if you like to use e-ink e-book-readers for your reading, Amazon has a limited time promotion on their Kindle Paperwhite (8GB storage, waterproof, Ad Supported) going for $80. Or you can buy the “Without Ads” for $100. These are available in four different color schemes even!

Since this is an e-ink device, and not a phone/tablet, the ads are not annoying. You can start with the “Ad Supported” version and if you find you can’t stomach even the lite ads, you can pay Amazon a one time $20 fee to have them removed from a particular device. I personally found some interesting books to read through the ads but everyone’s tolerance to advertising is different.

If you want to save another $10, they have the certified refurbished option for $70. These sold on the Amazon website come with the same 1-year Amazon warranty as the new condition models. Note however that those sold at Woot as used/refurbished, only come with a 90-day warranty.

The one time I bought a certified refurbished Kindle I couldn’t tell the difference between a new and a refurbished. Another time they sent me a warranty-replacement of an early generation Paperwhite, again, I couldn’t tell the difference between new and refurbished.

If you want to sort out the different models, here’s a handy tablet at Wikipedia. The one on sale is the latest Paperwhite model, the Paperwhite 4, launched in November 2018… After that came two newer models in 2019, a new “basic Kindle” and a new “flagship Oasis”…

Tuesday: SpyderX Color, GVM BiC, MeFoto RoadTrip, Westcott X-Drop kit, Etc

Tuesday is here and there’s a new 4-pack of B&H Photo dailies running until Tuesday 8/17/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Datacolor SpyderX Color Control Kit for $270

+ MeFoto RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium) for $85

+ GVM Bi-Color LED Video Light G100W for $209

+ Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7′, Green Screen) for $74

Yet another external HDD is once again the Best Buy dailies headliner, this time around it is the 14TB WD EasyStore USB 3.0 going for $270… The rest include a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS (not PUS) microSDXC for $33, sale on Instapot multicookers, 1TB Seagate OneTouch external HDD for $50, and even a Hot Wheels mega set (mayhaps a good test subject for camera/lens testing?)…

Bio-bidets are the headliner of the Woot dailies because WATER >> PAPER when it comes to cleaning 🙂 There’s a Brim 19-bar expresso [OOOPS, espresso] machine for $226, WD internal gaming SSD, Defiant Mushroom coffee blend (not sure if this is mushroom or coffee LOL), and more…

UPDATE: party at the NewEgg dailies among which you can haz:

+ 3pk of NewEgg-branded beanie hats for $12

+ 128GB Samsung BAR Plus USB 3.1 Type A for under $18 with promo code shown there (they don’t show the coupon discount)

+ 256GB Lexar Performance microSDXC for $27 after the $7 off promo code shown over there

+ lots of other offers

MEANWHiLE at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale of APC UPS and surge protectors ($12 to $188) and a Motorhead drill and impact drivers sale. Yes, heavy metal but not _that_ kind of heavy metal 😉

LitraPro BiC OnC Light, Siruit TTT, NiSi 100mm filter kit {ends Tue 10am ET}

It’s party time at the current iteration of the Adorama dialy deals running until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier IFF sold out):

+ Litra LitraPro Bi-Color On-Camera Light for $150

+ Sirui 3T-35R 1-Section Aluminum Table Top Tripod {= TTT} (8.8lbs Capacity, 13″ Maximum Height, Red) for $60

+ NiSi 100mm Starter Kit III with V6 Filter Holder and Pro CPL for $349

Monday: GVM, LubeCube kit, Manfrotto, Lexar CFast 2.0, Dry Cabinets, Tamron 14-150/3.5-5.8 Di III for $299 [m43]

Hooray-hooray, it’s a loaded day but also a LENZ-DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals and it’s of the Tammy Wynette kind [an easy mnemonic so as not to confuse Tamron vs Tokina]. Offers good until Monday 8/16/21 at 11:59pm ET or earlier IFF sold-out:

+ Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 Di III for $299 only available in M43rds (as hinted at by the 14-150 // 28-300)

+ Lexar CFast 2.0 3500x memory card: 128GB for $125, 256GB for $220

+ LumeCube 2.0 Professional 22-Piece LED Lighting Kit for Camera Video & Photography for $189

+ MAnfrotto Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Legs with Mid-Level Spreader (100/75mm Bowl) for $550 after automatic in-cart coupon

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

+ Ruggard electronic dry cabinets, 8 options, $70 to $1000
+ of potential interest to cigar and puerh cultists aficionados

UPDATE: EXPO dry-erase markets, Papermate and various office supply kits are the headliner of the Amazon Gold Box

Sunday: Powerex, AT Microphone, WD Gaming HDD, Camera Cookie Cutters, Etc

Sun-DAY is here and we are almost halfway inside August 2021, and we have a new 6-pack of ice cold B&H Photo daily deals running until 8/15/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Powerex MH-C204GT Smart Charger for $8

+ WD Gaming Hard Drives, 5 options, prices further discounted by automatic in-cart coupons

+ DIYP Camera Cookie Cutters (Set of Three) for $10
+ or three sets of the above (total nine cookie cutters) for $20
+ a fun treat for your clients/guests at the studio!

+ Audio Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Limited-Edition Silver) for $99

+ Carson JC-1000 2.4″/60mm Refractor Telescope Kit for $60
+ better chances to find aliens than SETI 🙂
+ per the late Stanton Friedman, SETI = Silly Effort To Investigate 🙂

+ IndiPRO 14.8V 95Wh Lithium-Ion Battery & Pro Charger Kit (V-Mount) for $150

Apple iMacs ($325 to $800) are among the Sunday Woot daily deals

Bag the other bags at the NewEgg dailies, a 3-pack of NewEgg-branded non-woven shopping bags for $5… Also there they have the 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO (up to 170MB/s, V30, U3, UHS-I, C10) going for $30 with free US shipping…

And for those of you who like to read e-books, there are over 110 options under the Sunday Kindle daily deals

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal [changes Monday at 10am ET] is the new condition K&F Concept SA254M2 Aluminum Camera Tripod Portable Monopod going for $50 with free US shipping…

Saturday eBook: “The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters” for $2

A photography-learning ebook is among the Kindle daily deals running until Saturday August 14 in 2021 at 11:59pm pacific time! The book is The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters by Marc Silber going for $2. As of the time of writing it averages 4.3 out of 5 on nearly 200 customer reviews…

Of potential interest among the other 50+ Kindle daily deals is another $2 ebook, 100 Hoaxes & Mistakes That Fooled Science by the editors of Popular Science…

Saturday: refurbished Autel EVO 4K Drone for $800, Etc

Saturday is here, or as most photographers like to call it, Caturday!

We start at the Best Buy dailies where they be offerin’ the refurbished Autel Robotics EVO 4K drone with controller for $800. Per the Specifications tab over there, it says it comes with a 1-year warranty.

Meanwhile at the Woot dailies they have an Acer computer-y sale ($200 to $780) featuring monitors, and the $780 item is the Spin 5 Convertible laptop… They also have a Random Audio sale with speakers of all sizes and shapes…

It’s budget time at the Adorama daily (changes Saturday 10am ET), it is the Green Extreme USB Over-Ear Headset going for $17 (7.1 Channel Virtual Surround Sound with Noise Isolating Mic, LED Light,PC and Mac)…

More updates if there’s anything of interest at NewEgg and/or Amazon herself…

UPDATE: We have a “re-entry” in the world of “Bag the Bags”. NewEgg itself! Back at the Shell-Shocker daily deals for Saturday 8/14/21 is the 3-pack of NewEgg-branded black backpacks for $23 total… These are standard backpacks, not camera backpacks…

GVM Light Kit, Spider Backpack Kit, Sunpak $10 light, Tenba DNA 15, Etc

As usual, the B&H Photo daily deals on FriYAY run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET with the usual caveat of orders not being accepted Fri PM to Sat PM {check their website for exact times}:

+ Sunpak VL-LED-12 Compact Video Light for $10
+ you can never have too many lighting gear(s)? 🙂

+ GVM LED Video Soft Light (Daylight-Balanced) LS-p80s LED 1-Light Kit with Softbox for $129

+ Spider SpiderLight BackPacker Kit with Holster, Plate and Pin for $75

+ TenBa DNA 15 Backpack (Graphite) for $100
+ can you resist the temptation to “bag the bag?”
+ just don’t turn out like me where I need bags to put the other bags inside for extra protection 😉

COUPON code FREAKY gets you $10 t-shirts when you buy two or more at the Friday 8/13/21 [OH MY, it’s FRIDAY the 13th!] Woot daily deals at the “Freaky Friday sale” [not all t-shirts on their website are participating afaik]… They also have iPad 5 ($200 to $270, 2017 model) and such…

Thursday: Luxli, Axler, Arco, Reikan Focal, Kodak digiframe, TP-Link, NiSi, Etc

Thirst-DAY is here and running until 8/12/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) you can have the following B&H Photo daily deals [UPDATE: LINK ADDED!]

+ Luxli Fiddle Pocket RGBAW LED for $169

+ Axler Remora Shoulder Rig for Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Series for $229

+ Reikan Focal Pro Lens Calibration for $90

+ ARCO AS-A10G Small Bag for Audio Field Recorder for $100

+ 10″ Kodak Digital Picture Frame with Wi-Fi and Multi-Touch Display (Ocean Blue) for $110

+ TP-Link switches, four options, $11 to $48

+ Ausounds true wireless from $15 to $45

MEANWHILE the current Adorama daily deal (changes Friday 10am ET) is the
NiSi M75 75mm Starter Kit with Pro CPL for $199 with free US shipping…

Blog Tweet Update: Live-Tweeting the Samsung Unpacked event!

As of the time of writing, Samsung is running their Unpacked 2021 event live on the YouTubes! I am live-tweeting the event with totally non-insightful and goofy/silly commentary on Twitter at @1001noisycamera (no final “s” because username length limit)…

NiSi 15mm f4 Sunstar Super Wide Angle Full Frame ASPH for $479 [X/E/RF/Z]

Busy day at the Adorama daily deals running until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). Not only that, but it’s also a (mirrorless) lens day!

+ NiSi 15mm f4 Sunstar Super Wide Angle Full Frame ASPH for $479 in Fuji X, Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z
+ the Leica L is not on sale #LeicaTAX

+ Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video LED Light with Soft Box, Adapter for $50

+ NiSi NM-180 Macro Focusing Rail with 360 Degree Rotating Clamp for $99