Archives for November 2021

Wedn: Random Camera Gear at Woot (26 options including Canon T7, 4000D, Oly 45/1.8, lens mount adapters, Fuji Instax Minis, etc)

What a surprise, the “Electronics” deal of the day for Wednesday 12/1/21 at Woot is a Random Camera Gear sale that, as of the time of writing, has 26 items in-stock and 1 item sold out (Instax Mini 9 bundle).

They are too many to list here individually, but some of them are:

+ refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 M.Zuiko (m43) for $180 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ new condition Canon 4000D with 18-55 DC III EF-S for $330 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ new condition Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera Zoom Kit + 500mm Preset f/8 Telephoto Lens + Tripod+ Lexar 64GB Bundle for $380 with 1-year Canon warranty

+ Commlite EF Lens to EOS R Camera Adapter with Electronic Iris and AF for $30

+ Fringer EF-FX PRO II Fuji Auto Focus Mount Adapter Built-in Electronic Aperture Automatic Compatible with Canon EOS EF Lens to Fujifilm X-Mount for $200

+ DJI and Hohem and Feiyu and Zhiyun stabilizer-y things

+ various Insta360 cameras

+ GVM 80W umbrella lighting kit for $80

+ Neewer and Vanguard tripods

+ Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 or 8 Film Cameras + Instax Mini Film (20 Shots) + Protective Camera Case + Selfie Lens + Filters + Frames Photix Decorative Design Kit for $50
+ multiple body-color options

+ Feelworld S55 5.5-inch field monitor for $80

+ find them all at the Random Camera Gear sale

MEANWHiLE at the “Computers” Woot daily deal there’s a sale of eight refurbished Apple iMacs with prices ranging from $630 to $1600. These are 2020, 2019 and 2017 models.

Wedn: IDX, SYRP, FLIR, Nanuk, Delkin, Energizer, Etc

Hump Day is here once again and we start with Battery Action at the Meh website, for $27 plus shipping you can get either a 110-pack of single-use AA Energizer silver alkaline batteries or a 168-pack of AAA…

Then at the B&H Photo daily deals we geaux where have the usual 7+1 configuration:

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC for $6

+ SYRP Genie Mini II Pan & Tilt Kit for $350~ after automagic in-cart coupon

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

+ RucPAC Photographer’s Winter Apparel Package for $40 in two size options

+ FLIR One Pro Thermal Camera for Smartphones (Micro-USB) for $199 with FREE USB-C to micro-USB adapter

+ NaNuk 923 15″ Laptop Case for $140 in four color options

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

+ flash deal: Tamrac Quick Release Nonslip Shoulder Strap for $10

Explorer AX-LED915 AuraLED 915 Lightweight LED Light Panel for $49

Running until Wednesday at 10am ET, these are the latest Adorama daily deals:

+ Explorer AX-LED915 AuraLED 915 Lightweight LED Light Panel for $49

+ Swagtron EB-5 Pro City & Campus Folding eBike for $570

+ Alter Rapid Filter System, Includes Lens Mounting Ring, Black
+ options range from 49mm to 58mm

+ AmazFit Bip S Smartwatch for $70

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art with FREE Sigma USB Dock and FREEbies for $679 [C/N/K/Si]

If you are committed to the APS-C DSLR system, the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art lens is bundled with the Sigma USB lens dock with a FREE
B+W 72mm XS-Pro UV Haze MRC-Nano 010M Filter at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K or Sigma SA systems…

If you are looking for either the Canon or Nikon DSLR system, the lens is bundled with the Sigma USB lens dock AND it also includes various options of FREE accessories for $679 at Adorama

+ Option #1: Joby GorillaPod 3K kit, etc

+ Option #2: Hoya 72mm digital filter kit II, etc

+ Option #3: ProOptic digital essentials filter kit, etc

+ etc = trinkety items such as cleaning kits, microfiber clothes, etc

+ find the various options at the various tab-options at the Adorama page

Tuesday: Battery Grips (23 options), Lexar UHS-II SDXC, Mefoto, Zhiyun, Angelbird, Etc

I’m sure there’s a proper name for the Tuesday after Cyber Monday, but since I don’t recall it right now, let me just call it Ruby Tuesday 😉 It’s also the last day of November 2021!

Running until 11/30/21 at 11:59pm ET {or earlier if sold out} we have another 7+1 formation of B&H Photo daily deals with lots of name-brand action:

+ Vello Battery Grips, 23 options, from $36 to $60
+ check each listing (and reviews and answered questions) for camera compatibility and potential issues and workarounds and hacks and such
+ compatible cameras include Canon and Nikon DSLR and mirrorless, Sony and Panasonic mirrorless, Black Magic, and Fuji X-T1
+ one of them is “Ziv” brand name, the rest are “Vello”
+ you can haz a battery grip without paying the camera manufacturer triple figures 🙂

+ 2pk of 256GB Lexar Professional UHS-II 2667x SDXC cards for $118
+ that’s $59 per card

+ Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Red) for $80
+ time to retire the good old cassette tape recorder!

+ MeFoto RoadTrip S Travel Tripod for $70 in two more professional-looking color options

+ AngelBird AtomX SSDmini, three options, further discount with in-cart automagic couponing
+ is it an Angel? is it a Bird? is it Atom Ant?

+ Zhiyun WEEBILL-2 SE Combo Kit with 2 Mini Tripods & Fabric Case for $379

+ Sennheiser CX 2.00i Earphones for Apple iOS for $15
+ 3.5mm, not Lightning connector

+ flash deal: Sunpak 4K Action Camera with 9-Piece Accessory Kit for $25
+ that’s right, you get an action-cam AND accessories
+ note that this is micro-USB powered
+ hey, it’s only $25 🙂

UPDATE: the headliner Woot daily deal is actually a Woot Plus deal that has been promoted, it is a Graphics Card Extravaganza. As of the time of writing about half of them are sold out. About a dozen of them remain in-stock…

Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Tablet Small for $50

If you want to get started with graphics tablets without investing too much into the experiment, the new condition Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Tablet Small is currently on sale for $50 with free US shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (up to three per customer) and at Adorama

Sony Educational discounts for those eligible

For those eligible for educational discounts, B&H Photo and Sony are running Holiday Specials for students… I am not eligible for this, so I cannot test/check it out…

Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis for $869 [E]

A fresh set of four offers comes to the Adorama daily deals, these options running until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). And yes, it is a Lens-E day 🙂

+ Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 Batis for Sony E-system (FF) for $869

+ Datacolor SpyderX Elite Color Calibration for $170

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) – Godox AD600 Pro for $669

+ PreSonus AudioBox 96 Studio Complete Hardware/Software Recording Kit Bundle with 2x JBL 306P MkII Powered 6.5″ Two-Way Studio Monitor, AKG Acoustics K612 Headphones, Zoom ZDM-1 Microphone for $550

Capture One PRO 21 for $199 with $25 Free Gift Card

Good until Tuesday night, the Capture ONE PRO 21 imaging software is on sale for $199 as a digital download with a FREE $25 e-gift certificate of each retailer offering it such as B&H Photo and Adorama

Meanwhile ending on Cyber Monday night, the DXo Online Shop is offering 50% off all their titles!

Because Adobe is not the only game in town!

DiscountMags: 5 Premium Magazines for $50

If you had been looking to get premium magazines (eg Consumer Reports) at a lower price, the Cyber Monday deal at the DiscountMags website is a 5-magazine bundle for $50 per year. The options include Consumer Reports.

The strategy here is to pick magazines that typically don’t get offered for under $10 per magazine per year. As usual, these are printed magazines (except for Zinio digital subscriptions), delivered to USA addresses by snail mail…

Computer Invasion at Amazon’s Cyber Monday

It’s a Computer Invasion at the Amazon Cyber Monday deals. Among others:

+ 21.5″ iMac (2020) (8/256) for $799, up to three per customer

+ 28 handpicked laptops and desktops from HP, Lenova, Acer, ASUS, Dell, and MSI
+ including ChromeOS, not just Windows
+ not sure who handpicked them, mayhaps Jeff Bezos? 😉
+ from $210 to $2260

+ 26 Samsung laptops, tablets, monitors, etc, from $30 (S-Pens) to $2550 (the Flip 2 WM85R 85 Inch Digital Flipchart for Business (4K UHD 3840×2160 with Touch Screen, Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB and 3-Yr Wrnty)
+ that’s a nice toy to have but so are $2550 🙂

+ Nixplay digi-frames, from $126 to $152

+ two pages of Smart Home products including LOTS of LED lighting and various brand digi-frames and such

+ HP AiOs and laptops, $115 to $1450

+ PC Inputs sale including Razer, Logitech, Corsair

+ LG Gram laptop and two monitors

+ 29 computer monitor options including Dell, Sceptre, Acer, HP, Viewsonic, AOC, etc

+ all kinds of instant hot pots including a …Star Wars one!

And if you wanna fill up your ereader/apps, there’s over 220 Kindle eBooks in their Kindle daily deals…

And if you have so many new ebooks to read, you need more coffee and tea, infact five pages of offers including K-Cups and the like

And if you are gonna have so much coffee and tea to drink, how about two pages of TV and Movies collections?

Cyber Monday offers launch at B&H and Adorama

Cyber Monday is here and the CM offers have launched at B&H Photo and also at Adorama

As time goes by, I will be digesting these and posting select offers (as per usual). In the meantime, if you are suffering from Deal Information Overload (DIO, no, not Ronny James), Adorama has your back, they have posted their Top 100 Cyber Monday deals

Luxli Lighting Sale (28 options, ends Tue PM)

You can’t have photography without light, but it doesn’t mean you have to pay crazy prices for lighting gear! Good until Tuesday 11/30/21 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is having a 28-item Luxli lighting sale with prices ranging from $50 to $3500…

Monday: new condition iPad PRO sale (2020 models)

The Woot daily deals greet Cyber Monday with an iPad PRO tablet sale featuring the 2020 models with prices ranging from $800 to $1150. The sale includes both the 11-inch (2nd generation) and the 12.9-inch (4th generation) models. These are new condition with a 1-year Apple warranty.

Meanwhile for Prime members only, good until Tuesday night, they have a B1G1 (buy 1 get 1) offer on t-shirts of all different kinds (including Santa)…

Monday: Peak D, LED Lights, Monitors, Gitzo, Manfrotto, G-Tech, Mozza, SmallHD, WD, Sandisk, MSI, Etc

Cyber Monday is here, and its official drink is of course Cider 😉

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals running until Monday 11/29/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L) for $50 in three color options

+ multiple brand LED lights, six options, $20 to $231

+ multiple brand computer monitors, six options, from $105 to $770

+ Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods, further discounted with automagic in-cart coupons

+ SmallHD monitors for $729 or $1249

+ MSI gaming laptops, three options, $969 to $2299

+ storage sale from WD, Sandisk and G-Tech, 10 options

+ flash deal: Moza Mini-P 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer for $129

Cyber Monday CreativeLIVE coupon: $20 off a $40+ purchase

Cyber Monday arrives with a coupon at the Creative LIVE website. Using coupon code CYBER20 you get $20 off a purchase of $40+. This is a limited time coupon offer.

Reminder, CreativeLIVE still does not have an Android app BUT they have a Roku channel, so you can watch their content using your Roku(s) and your CL credentials.

Datacolor SpyderX Pro Color Calibration for $99

Running until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals:

+ Datacolor SpyderX Pro Color Calibration for $99

+ Vanguard VEO 2 204CB 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $80

+ Aura Smart Air Purification for $500

Sunday: Sekonic, Mefoto, Manfrotto, Snaptain, Etc

Yes, it’s Cyber Monday Eve, aka Sunday 11/28/21, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), these are the seven B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Manfrotto Backpacks, two options, $40 and $70

+ Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter for $179 after in-cart coupon

+ Snaptain SP500 Foldable 1080p GPS Drone for $90

+ Mefoto WalkAbout Aluminum Monopod for $25

+ Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack for $40

+ refurb TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router for $27

+ 128GB Kingston 128GB DataTraveler Exodia Flash Drive USB 3.2 Gen 1 for $10

UPDATE: the main Sunday Woot daily deal is a Philips Hue smart lighting sale, ranging from $20 to $300…

Meanwhile Amazon hardware reigns supreme at the Amazon USA Gold Box with their HALO fitness tracker for $50, Fire TV stick for $20, Fire tablets from $35 to $145…

BF Hangover round-up

Good news if you missed out on the Black Friday CreativeLIVE offer. Their 1-year prepaid Creator Pass for $99 for the first year using coupon code FRIDAY99 has been extended for Small Business Saturday 🙂

The Hulu Black Friday offer is back, you pay 99c per month for the ad-supported month for the first 12 months. Then it auto-switches to the $7/mo unless it gets cancelled/changed. Offer ends 11/29/21 at 11:59pm.

Coupon code SAVE gets you an extra 30% on select Groupon offers.

Speaking of Groupon, their Saturday deal of the day is PhotoAffections custom holiday cards for $20 (40 custom) or $30 (70 custom) or $40 (100 custom). Shipping is extra…

Because the world is not just Adobe, there’s an on-going 50% off sale on all software titles at the DXo Online Shop until 11/29/21 at 11:59pm ET…

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART w/FREE Sigma USB Dock for $699 [N]

Lens time at Adorama’s, good until Sunday at 10am ET you can get the new condition Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $699 with a FREE Sigma USB Dock in the Nikon F system…

The rest of the Adorama dailies are:

+ Hoya SOLAS 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter, 1.3-stops to 8.7-stops for $330

+ refurbished Epson EcoTank ET-4700 Wireless All-in-One Cartridge-Free Supertank Inkjet Printer for $189

Meanwhile at the Saturday Amazon USA Gold Box, among other things, there’s a sale on Renogy solar panels ranging from $65 to $466…

Buy $25+ in Kindle eBooks, Get $6 promotional credit

As it is often the case during the BF/CM season, Amazon also has book-related offers. This time around, if you purchase $25+ in Kindle ebooks, you will receive a $6 Kindle promotional credit.

The Terms & Conditions describe the offer. The purchase window is November 21-28 in 2021, you don’t have to make a single $25+ purchase. The $6 promotional credit will be automagically emailed to you four days after you qualify for it, and it must be used 21 days after it is added to your account.

The good thing with this type of offer is that purchases made during the window count, regardless of when you activated the offer. So maybe you made $27 in purchases on November 21st but activated the offer on November 26, you still qualify for the bonus!

Panasonic GH5 II Body with Serious FREEbies (choice of ThinkTank OR Koah OR Capture One) for $1498

The good old market-shaking Panasonic GH5 body only is now going for $1300, but for $200 more, you can get the second generation. But that’s not all. In addition to the $1500 Black Friday sale, the GH5 II is getting some freebies at different retailers:

+ at B&H Photo you get the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)

+ at Adorama you get Capture One PRO 21 (product key card)
+ OR Accessories kit with 128GB Lexar UHS-II SDXC, shoulder bag, etc

+ at Focus via Amazon you get a Koah waterproof hard case and 64GB Kodak UHS-II V90 SDXC

Sony a7R III body (V2) with Serious FREEbies (Flashpoint flash or Vanguard Tripod or others) for $1998

And now we go to Sony full frame mirrorless, and credit to Sony for doing this before CaNiKoN thought it was cool. Yes, Sony is a mirrorless hipster 😉

The Sony a7R III (V2) body only is on sale for $1998 at various authorized Sony USA dealers, but Adorama, as it often the case, takes it to the next level with various FREE accessory bundles.

I am posting a link to one of the Sony a7R III body (v2) listings and you can find the rest of them through the “tab” options over there:

+ External Flash kit with Flashpoint Zoom Li-ion R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight for Sony

+ Tripod Kit with the Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head, slinger bag, 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC

+ Accessorapalooza kit with 128GB Lexar UHS-II SDXC, shoulder bag, Green Extreme battery, Peak Design strap, etc

Matterport Pro2 3D Camera for $2200 {or more with other accessories}

This is I believe the first time I’m mentioning this brand on this blog, it is the new condition Matterport Pro2 3D Camera on sale for $2200 for the Black Friday season. But there are also a few other bundles that cost a bit more and vary slightly at each one of the retailers offering it such as at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon….

Exclusive sales at Adorama Lighting Gear

If you are looking for any kind of lighting offers, Adorama has a big exclusive Lighting sale. Exclusive because a lot (but not all) of the items offered are their house-brand products (eg Flashpoint) where they have full control of pricing, so they can offer whatever they want without MAP and other restrictions…

25% off on Rentals lasting 5+ days

Coupon code CYBERMONDAY2021 gets you 25% off RENTAL orders from Borrow Lenses that run for AT LEAST five days. Rental orders of $149+ get free standard shipping. You can use the coupon code for multiple orders during this promotion.

You must place the rental orders by 11/30/21 at 11:59pm pacific time. The actual rental orders can be scheduled for as late as January 31 in 2022. Yes, we have to prepare to be writing 2022 instead of 2021 🙂

BL offers no-cost cancellations up to a day before the rental ships.

25% off Purchases of Used Gear at BL

If you like to purchase USED gear, coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2021 gets you 25% off purchases there at Borrow Lenses. As you can expect, most of these are used gear that was previously used in rentals. Coupon works until 12/8/21 at 11:59pm pacific or while supplies last…

Speaking of used camera gear, if you missed our earlier post, KEH Camera is offering 10% off and 365-day warranties on many (but not all) items they offer. Check the aforelinked post for all the details…

Temptation Ideas: Fastest Lenses in the Market

Warning! This is a “Temptation” post, not an actual deal post!

Do you like fast lenses? About a month ago B&H Photo posted a Mega Round-up of Fast Lenses and lots of lenses are mentioned, not just the major-name manufacturers but also some of the up-and-coming.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, and too many to price-check right now, but you can follow the links to the B&H product pages at the aforelinked mega round-up article and see what Black Friday offers they have.

12-mo Adobe Creative Cloud for $192 [Edu] or $480

There is a big Adobe sale at B&H Photo as well, headlined by a 12-month Creative Cloud subscription that goes for $192 for those eligible for the academic (student/teacher) edition and $480 for the rest…

Apple sales at B&H including M chips!

For fans of all things Apple, B&H Photo is running an Apple Holiday sale that includes all kinds of Apple products (too many to list here individually) including some of the products using Apple’s new ground-breaking and Intel-panicking M chips! 🙂