Archives for February 2023

Wednesday: Samsung Galaxy TAB S6 Lite for $215, GearLight Ring Light for $15 AC, Etc

TWO items in the latest round of the Adorama daily deals running until Thursday early AM:

+ Netgear Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 4-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router for $119

+ HYTE Y60 Modern Aesthetic Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX PC Case, Black for $170

MEANwhile at the Wednesday Amazon USA Gold Box they have:

+ Samsung Galaxy TAB S6 Lite for $215
+ 10.4″, 64GB on-board, 2000 x 1200, S-Pen

+ ο»Ώο»ΏGearLight Ring Light – 10″ Selfie Tripod Stand with LED Lights, Dual Phone Holders, Adjustable Height and Lighting for $18 minus 20% clip-on coupon, dropping it to around $15

+ XGIMI projectors, three options, $470 to $1999

Wedn: Sigma 150-600/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports for $1299 [C], Sandisk CF TypB, NaNLiTe, MagMOD, SpyderCHECKR, Etc

Back to back LENZ DAYZ at the B&H Photo daily deals, this round good until Hump Day 2/8/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ sigma 150-60mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sporty Spice edition for $1299 in Canon EF only

+ NANlite LitoLite 5C RGBWW Mini LED Panel for $35

+ 256GB Sandisk PRO-CINEMA CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $300 after in-cart coupon

+ Angler Chromakey Collapsible Background (5 x 7′, Chroma Green) for $39

+ MagMOD Wedding & Event Flash Accessory Starter Kit Gen 2 for $300

+ Ruggard Outrigger 65 DSLR Backpack (Black) for $37
+ BAG the BAG!
+ you can NEVER have too many BAGS!

+ DataCOLOR SpyderCHECKR Color Chart and Calibration Tool for Digital Cameras for $89
+ you can NEVER have too many pixel-peeping tools!

B&H Depth of Field Special Offers

To sale-a-brate the Depth of Field Conference, B&H Photo, as it is customary, is also running in parallel Trade Show Special Offers. Some offers may need coupon code BHDOF23 for the offer to activate.

LIVE NOW (and FREE to Watch): B&H Depth of Field Day #1

Time for some e-learnings! Today is DAY #1 of the B&H Photo Depth of Field Conference. It runs for two days, day #2 is February 8!

You can watch it LIVE or tape-delayed, there are two stages, and they are both streaming and getting archived on YouTube! You can also find them YouTube-embedded below:



$50 to $100 Amazon Gift Card with Samsung Galaxy S23 preorders

Amazon is offering its own gift cards as pre-order freebies with the pre-order purchase of the new Samsung Galaxy S23 flagships. The gift card amount depends on the model:

+ $50 Amazon gift card with the Samsung Galaxy S23 (256GB version) for $800

+ $100 Amazon gift card with the Samsung Galaxy S23+ (Plus) (512GB version) for $1000

+ $100 Amazon gift card with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (512GB version) for $1200
+ this is the one with the S-Pen
+ please feel free to send me this one as a tape-delayed Xmas present πŸ™‚

SPEAKING of Amazon, for a limited time they are running a sale on some of their Kindle e-readers, including the Paperwhite Signature, regular and Kids variants, and the 2022 “basic” Kindle. Nothing beats a Kindle (or other e-ink e-readers) when it comes to reading text-only e-books!

Tuesday: Zeiss Batis 85/1.8 for $879 [E], Benro, Nanuk 945, LEXAR UHS-II, Gitzo, Interfit, 3Pod, Etc

Lenze Dayz are back at the B&H Photo daily deals, this round good until Tuesday 2/7/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for Sony E for $879
+ yes, Z-Ice Z-Ice baby!
+ or, Bat-Ice Bat-Ice baby!

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Aluminum Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod (Silver) for $90

+ various combinations of Nanuk 945 cases, further discounted in-cart

+ 2pk of LEXAR 256GB Professional 1667x UHS-II SDXC for $99

+ Gitzo straps, two options, $20 or $30

+ InterFIT Honey Badger 320Ws 2-Light Kit for $440

+ Impact Photo Pro LED Booth 400 for $195 with FREE Impact PLB-400D230 2 Stop Front Diffuser for PLB-400 LED Photo Booth

MEANwhile at the Adorama daily deals running until Wednesday at 5am ET (or earlier if sold out) they have:

+ 3Pod B2 B Series Single Lever Travel Ball Head for $23

+ SmallRig 3202 V-Mount Battery Adapter Plate with Crab-Shaped Clamp for $48~

+ SmallRig 3203 V-Mount Battery Adapter Plate with Dual 15mm Rod Clamp for $48~

Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD w/FREE Pouch, Filters Kit, Cap Tether, Cleaning Kit for $199 [E]

If you are a Sony E-shooter (or an adapteraholic), Adorama is currently bundling a quartet of freebies with the purchase of the new condition Tamron 24mm f/2.8 DI III OSD for the E-system for its standard price of $199. The four freebies are:

  • ProOptic 67mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • Slinger Neoprene Lens Pouch
  • ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • ProOPTIC Universal Lens Cap Tether

Monday: Metabones, Anker, Tamrac Bag, E-Image, Dell, Etc

CORRECTION on the CORRECTION: now it looks like it is 3am ET. Let’s do the time warp again πŸ™‚

CORRECTION: the Adorama dailies change at 5am ET, not 3am ET as previously mentioned. Apparently I’ve been caught in the Star Trek Enterprise Temporal War and lost two hours πŸ˜‰

Now that Adorama daily deals are also kinda sync’ed up to the calendar day, we’ll be including them all in the same-day post, other things equal…

We start with a fresh six-pack of B*H Photo dailies good until 2/6/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tamrac Tradewind Zoom Bag 2.1 (Dark Gray) for $12

+ E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH06 Head for $400

+ LilliPut TK1330-NP/C/T-B 13.3″-Class Full HD Commercial Touchscreen IPS LED Display for $259

+ Dell P2422H 23.8″ 16:9 IPS Monitor for $150

+ 1TB AngelBIRD Match Pack for the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini (2 x 512GB) for $600

+ Klipsch Cinema 700 800W 3.1-Channel Soundbar System for $549

THEN to the ADorama dailies we geaux, these running until 3am ET of the following day, in this case, Tuesday 2/7/23 at 3am ET:

+ Metabones Canon Full-Frame EF-Mount Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x Adapter for $383

+ Metabones T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x Adapter for Canon EF Lens to BMPCC4K Camera for $519

+ Filmcraft Professional Grade Studio Director’s Chair, 18″ Dining Height, Black Finish with Blue Canvas for $120

MEANwhile at the Monday Amazon USA Gold Box they have yet another variant of the ANKER charging sale, this time around with 15 options of adapters, cables, powerbanks and related chargeralia [if it’s not an existing word, it is now!]

GOOD until the end of day on 2/6/23 there’s a Handipicked Sale at the REI Outlet/Garage with over 700 products participating in the sale…

Sunday: Oben, Trigyn, Obsbot, BenQ, Pixel, Chromecast, Etc

Good until Sunday 2/5/23 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) we have these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ TriGYN Ring Light Kit with Smartphone Holder and Desktop Tripod Stand (8″) for $30

+ Oben BA-126 Single Lever Ball Head for $40

+ 128GB Kingston DataTraveler Kyson USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A Flash Drive for $10

+ ZIV P-5FCNB Case for Five 35mm/120 Film Canisters for $8

+ Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (4 oz) for $10

+ Gator GM-2W 2 Wireless Systems Bag for $50

MEANwhile at the Adorama daily deals (now changing at 3am ET every day, in this case, until Monday 3am ET) there’s a 27″ BenQ monitor for $180 and an OBSBOT ME AI-Powered Auto-Tracking Selfie Phone Mount for $99…

THEN at the Amazon USA Gold Box we have a sale on various Google Pixel phones ($299 to $949), the 1080p Chromecast with Google TV for $20, and the 4K version going for $40…

Glow HexaPop Softbox, Flashpoint CF Light Stand, Etc

UPDATE: the newer the Adorama daily deals that run until Sunday at 3am ET are an H&A studio headphone for $45 and Green Extreme Dual Position Li-Ion Battery Charging/Power Station (V-Mount) for $180.

On the FREEBIES front, if you are a member of the Lucky Rewards program (regional supermarket chain) you get a FREE 5.3oz Dannon Two Good yogurt with 2g of sugar… Because SUGAR is a KILLER!

Yesterday’s post
To the Adorama daily deals we geaux, this round good until Saturday 3AM eastern (per the countdown clock ~ usually it’s 10am ET, mayhaps they changed it?):

+ Glow HexaPop 24″ II Octagonal Softbox with OTA Adapter Set and Bowens Mount for $129

+ Flashpoint Carbon Fiber NanoRunner Light Stand (6.5′) for $59

MEANwhile the Amazon USA Gold Box for Friday has renewed iPhone 13 PRO MAX (256GB, Blue, Unlocked) for $909, and for fans of audiophile headphones, they have the new condition Philips Fidelio X3 Wired Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones for $150…

Two 6ft Monoprice 8K HDMI cables for $13 AC

If you’ve jumped to the 8K HDMI cable bandwagon, coupon code 8KULTRA2 gets you two 6ft Monoprice 8K HDMI cables (48Gbps, black) for $13. Normally they are $10 per cable. Coupon ends 2/19/23 o earlier if sold out. With FREE standard US shipping.

Benro, Viltrox, Goal Zero, Nanuk 963 Case, Watson NiMhs, Etc

FRi-YAY is here and as usual the B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. And yes, we have the return of the Flash Deals!

+ Nanuk 963 Wheeled Case with Foam (Black) for $220 after in-cart coupon

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Carbon Fiber Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod (Silver) for $110
+ everything in one, so our favorite Emo Jedi, Ben Ro, cannot complain about THIS particular thing πŸ˜‰

+ ViltROX RB08 Mini Bicolor Portable LED Light for $25
+ because you can’t have photo-graphy without LIGHT

+ Watson rechargeable NiMHs, AA or AAA, 4pk or 8pk, four options, $5 to $12

+ flash deal: GOALzero Nomad 20 Solar Panel for $100 after in-cart coupon
+ not to be confused with COKEzero πŸ˜‰
+ the one true Coke!

The deal of the month at DiscountMAGs is a 1-year printed subscription of Consumer Reports for $18, that’s 13 issues per year. No auto-renewals.

Thursday: Nanlite, SmallHD, Magnus, Etc

Thirsty-Thursday is here once again (how did the week fly by already?) and we have a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals running until 2/2/23 at 11:59pm ET:

+ NanLite Compac 24B Adjustable Bi-Color Soft LED Panel Desktop Light with Stand for $39

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

+ SmallHD 703 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor for $2199

+ also Synco microphones, Auray audio bag, and JBL bluetooth speaker

MEANwhile the Thursday Meh daily deal is not so meh after all, it is the Vankyo Performance V600 Native 1080P LED Projector with 100″ Screen going for $100 plus shipping…

UPDATE: there are two Adorama dailies (change Friday 10am ET), a Joby on-camera shotgun mic for $300 and a Yamaha 5.2 AV receiver thing for $430.

We are not cooking with gas here at this blog, we are cooking with air ~ a couple of Philips Air Fryers are on sale ($93 and $165) at the Amazon USA gold box. Yes, I’m posting this for the express purpose of attempting the “cooking with gas/air” joke πŸ™‚

FREE e-Book: Troublemakers (using Art Shay photography)

This is a FREE e-book from University of Chicago Press. It is offered for free by them, not through the usual ebook portals. As such, if you don’t use any of the services they use, you may have to create an account or login or use *GASP* Adobe DRM!

If I haven’t scared you away yet, keep on reading πŸ™‚

For the month of February 2023, to celebrate Black History Month, the University of Chicago Press is offering their book “Troublemakers – Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay” by Erik S. Gellman for FREE. There are over 250 Photographs by photographer Art Shay, along with essays/text of Gellman. This is 304 pages long and came out in January 2020.

You can get the book for FREE in three different ways, you have to give them your email address:

  1. read it online at BiblioVault, login required via Google or Facebook or a Chicago Press Books account
  2. download using the Readium/Thorium/Aikido apps on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Linux (Chromebooks can use the Android option or Linux if they have it installed); you have to create a “PassPhrase” for access
  3. download it using Adobe DRM (BOOOOOOO!!!!!) and an appropriate eReader app

The last time I tried to download from them (a while back), the only option was the yucky Adobe DRM. Thankfully now there are two more options. Still not as simple as buying an ebook on a Kindle or Google Play or iOS (or Windows Store whenever Microsoft flirts with offering digital content (and then promptly shuts it down it #ZuneLivesInOurHearts))

PS: if you want to get a feel for the book (Look Inside) and read customer reviews, check its Amazon page [NOT FREE at Amazon, it is $16).

Live-Tweeting Samsung Unpacked (Wedn 1pm ET)

The time has come again, Samsung is hosting another “Samsung Unpacked” event starting on the interwebs on Wednesday 2/1/23 at 1pm eastern, and, why not, I will be live-tweeting it on the Twitter, in the usual “noisy style” πŸ™‚