Archives for March 2023

World Backup Sale at B&H Photo ends Sat PM

As usual, the Friday B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday night, in this case, 4/1/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. And this is good, because this is World Back Up Day and B&H has gone big with the offers this time around!

+ Memory Cards and Flash Drives, 39 options, including Sandisk, PNY, Lexar, Delkin, Kingston, Etc

+ Portable SSDs from Samsung, Crucial, and Glyph, 8 options

+ internal SSDs, 10 options from Samsung, Sabrent, Intel, etc

+ Sandisk G-Drive professional hard drives and RAID arrays, 6 options

+ Synology NAS enclosures, 2 options

+ Glyph Tech 36TB Blackbox PRO RAID 2-Bay RAID Array (2 x 18TB, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2) for $1100
+ with card reader and USB hub for $100 more

+ AngelBird AtomX SSDmini, 3 options

+ too many to list here individually

+ flash deal: CyberPower 1000W PFC Sinewave Rackmount UPS for $285

Friday: World Backup Storage Sale including 256GB Sandisk SDXC UHS-I for $30

Busy day at the Amazon USA Gold Box for Friday 3/31/23:

+ World Backup Day sale featuring NAS, HDDs, internal and external SSDs, USB flash drives, microSD and SD cards from WD, Lexar, Corsair, PNY (including multi-packs of USB flash drives), Sandisk and Transcend
+ too many to list here individually
+ eg 256GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (UHS-I, U3, V30, 4K, C10) for $30
+ up to five per item

+ 50-inch Amazon Fire TV 4-series 4K UHD Smart for $260
+ 1-year warranty, 30-day returns

+ $30 Amazon Gift Card FREE with 12-month prepaid Microsoft 365 Personal for $70
+ this is AUTO-RENEWING (unless you manually cancel it)
+ the free gift card is only for this 12-month period
+ renewals will not have a free gift card!

Friday: Meh-Rathon, 3Pod Ball Head for $23, CF Tri-Mono for $80

It’s the last day of March 2023, and the Meh website is sale-a-brating it with a Meh-rathon, their variant of a “Woot-OFF” πŸ™‚

It’s a 3Pod party at the Friday 3/31/23 Adorama daily deals:

+ 3Pod B2 B Series Single Lever Travel Ball Head for $23
+ Load Capacity 11 lb

+ 3Pod TREK Series Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod / Monopod for $80

+ Belle Drape Collapsible Background – 60×72″ (Blue/Green Chroma) for $30

And while we’re at it, for a limited time, coupon code SPRING25 gets you 25% off at the RX Bar website

Because everybody loves FREE, this weekend’s Lucky Rewards (regional grocery store chain) freebie of their rewards program is a 20oz of Vitamin Water Zero Sugar…

Thursday: SmallRig RC 350D Monolight, open-box Zeiss 10×25 Terra TL, Benro Tripod, Remote Timer/Trigger, Dell Thunder, Etc

Heads up for those of you that may need something in the short term. B&H Photo will be closing for the Passover holiday between April 5 through April 13 and will re-open April 14. So be sure to plan your orders accordingly!

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals for Thursday 3/30/23:

+ open-box ZEISS 10×25 Terra TL Compact Binoculars (Night Blue/Black) for $220
+ per the product description over there…
“This open-box item comes with the manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty”

+ SmallRiG RC 350D COB Daylight LED Video Monolight for $639 with FREE SmallRig Control Panel for RC 350 & RC 450 LED Video Lights

+ Benro A2883F Reverse-Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with S4Pro Fluid Video Head for $180

+ Vello Wireless ShutterBoss 4.0 Remote Timer and Trigger for $59
+ for Select cameras of the Canon, Nikon, Oly-Pan and Sony MT kind

+ PortaBRACE PC-111 Medium Production Case (Blue) for $229~

+ CAD microphone for $100

+ flash deal: DeLL Thunderbolt Dock WD19TBS for $250

Audio is the theme at the Thursday Adorama daily deals with the BOSE 700 headphones for $329 and an M-Game audio mixer type thing for $99.

MEANwhile the headliner of the Amazon Gold Box is another variant of the SK hynix SSD sale with the 1TB going for $102 and the 2TB for $155. These being internal PCIe NVMe Gen4 M.2 2280 Platinum P41. Just to make sure they don’t get confused with any other variant πŸ™‚

AND if you are fond of the Monoprice website, limited time coupon code SAVE25 gets you $25 off an order of $200+ in eligible/qualifying products. Terms, conditions, restrictions, as usual, apply to couponizations…

PS: something fascinating happened today in my Spam Folder. There are more spam messages from those IEEE e-mail lists that you can never get out of than from actual spammers πŸ™‚

Wedn: 14″ Apple MacBook PRO (M1 Max) for $1999

M1 to the MAX at the Wednesday Adorama daily deals for 3/29/23:

+ Apple MacBook Pro 14″ with Liquid Retina XDR for $1999
+ M1 Max Chip with 10-Core CPU and 24-Core GPU
+ 32GB Memory, 512GB SSD
+ Space Gray, Late 2021

+ Apple MacBook Pro 16″ with Liquid Retina XDR for $2999
+ M1 Max Chip with 10-Core CPU and 32-Core GPU
+ 32GB Memory, 2TB SSD
+ Space Gray, Late 2021

+ Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS 4 Flight Stick for PlayStation and PC with Paramount Top Gun: Maverick, Blu-Ray Disc for $68
+ that is a dangerous company name, this is OnlyCameras not OnlyFans πŸ˜‰

MEANwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box three color options of the new condition 12.4″ Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ are on offer for $599. You get S-Pen included, Wifi 6E, 128GB on-board storage, 2800 x 1752 AMOLED touchscreen, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 10,090 mAh battery, USB-C charging, etc. Note that a wall charger is NOT included…

A 12.4″ tablet not big enough of a screen? How about the 32″ TCL Class 3 720p Roku TV for $130. Yes it is $130 but also yes, it is 720p. Soy vey indeed for 2023! Roku TV meaning that Roku is built-into the TV, you don’t need a separate Roku stick/box…

Me personally I’m fond of having a separate smart component for the TV because it’s a lot easier and cheaper to change the component than keep buying new TVs every time a new version of Apple TV or Roku TV or Google TV or whatever comes out πŸ™‚

Wedn: Nanuk, PhotoFLEX, LG, TriGYN, CyberPOWER, Etc

And just like that, Hump Day is here! And we have a fresh 6+1 set of B*H Photoo Dailiez running until 3/29/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Wow, March is almost gone, and Q1 of 2023 is almost gone! 2024 here we come!

+ Nanuk 915 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $60 after in-cart coupon
+ three color options

+ PhotoFLEX RapiDome with Grid Kit for $70

+ TriGYN NANO-Lite Pocket Bicolor LED Light Smartphone Kit for $59

+ LG 27BN85UN-B 27″ 4K HDR Monitor for $339
+ 16:9 IPS 4K UHD 3840 x 2160
+ HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-C, FreeSync
+ #saveLG

+ also Senal mic and AU audio sunglasses

+ flash deal: CyberPOWER BRG1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS for $160 after in-cart coupon

Tue: SmallRig Camera Cage for Sony a6600 for $18, Etc

Despite all my rage, I’m still a camera in a cage! To the Adorama dailies we geaux for Tuesday March 28 in 2023:

+ SmallRig Camera Cage for Sony a6600 for $18~

+ SmallRig Mounting Plate for DJI RS2 for $28~

+ Teradek Bolt 4K LT 750 HDMI Wireless Transmitter and Receiver Kit, 750′ Range for $1490

MEANwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box the action continues with:

+ 12th Intel Core processors of the i5, i7 and i9 kind, $194 to $412

+ more Samsung storage, this time around of the internal and external SSD kind

+ ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop for $1700
+ 15.6” 240Hz IPS QHD Display
+ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
+ Intel Core i9 12900H
+ 16GB DDR5, 1TB SSD
+ Per-Key RGB Keyboard
+ Windows 11H, G533ZW-AS94Q

+ LiveConscious health supplements including the buzzworthy collagen peptides

THEN among the Tuesday Kindle daily deals there’s an ebook offer for $3 on “The Auschwitz Photographer: The Forgotten Story of the WWII Prisoner Who Documented Thousands of Lost Souls” Sourebooks, September 2021, 372 pages, 4.7 out of 5 on 254 customer ratings as of the time of writing…

Tue: refurb Nikon bino for $50, Genaray, Delkin, Etc

Tuesday is here with a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ refurbished Nikon (USA) 8×42 Aculon A211 Binoculars (Black) for $50

+ Genaray Endeavor ML-33K Daylight LED Monolight for $229

+ PortaBrace TLQB-46XTOR Quick Tripod/Light Case with Wheels (Black) for $366
+ BAG the Tripod BAGS!

+ Delkin 325GB BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $200

+ also GVM teleprompter and Anton Bauer power thing for Blackmagic

Mon: Rokinon 135mm f2 ED for $429 to $499 [6o]

Santa Claus is not coming to town, but lenses are coming to town at the Adorama daily deals for 3/27/23:

+ GVM SD200S Daylight LED Video Spotlight for $199

+ Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED for $429 in M43rds, $449 in Sony E, $499 in Fuji X, Canon EF, Nikon F and good old Samsung NX

MEANwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box we have another variant of the Microsoft deal. You receive a bonus $50 Amazon gift card when you sign up for a 12-month Microsoft 365 Family subscription with auto-renewal for $100.

This is a physical gift card in a mini envelope so you can re-gift it easily. The plan comes with 1TB of OneDrive for each person that becomes part of the Family plan (up to six people/accounts).

Monday: Arco, Oben, DJI RSC 2, Sirui 50/1.8 Ana 1.33x for $399 [3o], Etc

Monday is LENZE DAY at both NYC retailers! We start with the B&H Photo daily deals running until 3/27/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sirui 50mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for $399 in Leica L, Canon RF and Sony E
+ hooray, no Leica tax this time!
+ the other options are not on sale at this price

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 20 for $69

+ Oben ALF-6194L Skysill 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with 90Β° Lateral Center Column for $100

+ SmallHD Cine 18″ 4K High-Bright Production Monitor for $4399

+ DJI RSC 2 Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Combo for $449
+ optionally, BUY TOGETHER with Nanuk 930 Case for DJI RSC 2/RSC 2 Pro Combo (Black) for $579

+ APC SurgeArrest 8-Outlet Surge Protector for $25

Sunday: PhotoSport BP 15L AW III Photo Backpack for $100, Etc

Good until Sunday 3/26/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, we have the following B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Lowepro PhotoSport BP 15L AW III Photo Backpack (Gray/Black) for $100

+ Zhiyun TransMount CRANE 3S Servo Focus/Zoom Motor Kit for $29

+ Elvid OptiView 50 3.2″ LCD Viewfinder for $30

+ also offers on Samsung projectors (of course they make them too!) and Bose soundbar and AU true wireless…

THEN at the Adorama daily deals we find 3Pod Pistol Grip Ball Head with Arca-Type Quick Release and Thumb Lever Lock for $39 and a Thurstmaster gaming thing for $400…

Panasonic S5 with 85/1.8 and 20-60 and backpack for $1798 [limited time offer]

UPDATE as of a Sunday 3/26/23 at 11am ET recheck, the offer CONTINUES…

If you are not mesmerized by the latest and greatest Panasonic S-series cameras, and instead want a more of a bang-for-the-buck starter kit, hide your e-wallets, because we are about to get you in-trouble with your spouse!

Good until Saturday 3/25/23 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), B&H Photo is offering a Panasonic S5 Two-Lens Kit for $1798! You are reading right!

What you get:

  • Panasonic S5 with 20-60mm lens
  • Ruggard Outrigger 45 backpack
  • Panasonic 85mm f1.8 lens (included automatically by B&H in the shopping cart during this limited time promotion)

IMPORTANT: while the offer ends Saturday night, B&H Photo’s online ordering closes every week for the Sabbath, Friday PM to Saturday PM. This particular weekend, Friday 7pm ET to Saturday 8:30pm ET. So if you want to buy this camera, make sure you make your decision and you place your order factoring in this temporal window.

Nanuk, Benro, 64GB UHS-II SDXC, ReVo, 77mm ND, Etc

AS usual the Friday B&H Photo daily deals are running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Nanuk 920 Hard Utility Case with Padded Divider Insert & Lid Organizer (Black) for $150 after in-cart discount

+ Benro Classic Video Monopod with S2 Pro Flat Base Fluid Video Head for $120

+ K&F Concept ND2-ND400 Blue Multi-Coated Variable ND Filter (77mm) for $20

+ 64GB Hoodman Steel 2000x SDXC UHS-II Memory Card for $50
+ if it wasn’t for UHS-II, the memory card manufacturer profit margins would tank them

+ ReVo VL-6 Vlog Bi-Color 6″ LED Ring Light Kit with Dual Accessory Arms for $14

+ also another Anton Bauer power thing

+ flash deal: Tasco 16×32 Essentials Compact Binoculars for $25

Fri: Godox LED1000Bi II / S30 LED 3-Light Kit w/Stands for $499

FRi-YaY is here and we have a fresh duet of Adorama daily deals for 3/24/23 as follows:

+ Slidgo X10 Electric Scooter, Dual-drive motors for $799

+ Godox LED1000Bi II / S30 LED 3-Light Kit with Stands for $499

New additions at the Friday Amazon USA Gauld Baux include:

+ Jeacitory 12×25 Binoculars with Clear Low Night Version for $45

+ Nutri Ninja BL642 Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base, 72-Ounce Pitcher, and 18, 24, and 32-Ounce Cups with Spout Lids for $120
+ IF you are a member of the Ninja Cult!

+ Kindle e-reader sale as follows:
++ Scribe for $290
++ Paperwhite (8GB) for $100
++ Paperwhite (Kids) for $110

Thursday: Lens Accelerators, Sachtler Bag, Manfrotto, Zhiyun, Etc

Thirsty Thursday is here and if you’re thirsty for lens accelerators, head on over to the B&H Photo daily deals good until 3/23/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Vello Accelerator Lens Adapter, four options, using Canon or Nikon DSLR lenses on Sony E or M43rds camera bodies
+ from $79 to $99

+ Sachtler Campack Plus Backpack (Black) for $199

+ Zhiyun SMOOTH-X Smartphone Gimbal Combo Kit (Black) for $19

+ MAnfrotto MVMXPRO500US XPRO Aluminum Video Monopod for $200

+ IpEVO DO-CAM USB Document Camera for $79

+ Glocalme hot-spots, four options, $75 to $110 in 4G, $220 for 5G

UPDATE: two items at the Adorama daily deals, a 88-key Yamaha P-45 compact portable digital piano for $450 and Rode VideoMic Me Compact TRRS Cardioid Directional Mic for $33…

Tech Sale: Samsung Tab A8 for $140 to $200, Google Pixel 7s, Samsung Monitors, Etc

IT’s Tech Invasion at the Amazon USA Gold Box, with new additions as follows:

+ Anna Bella digi-frames, 8-inch for $70, 10-inch for $80

+ Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 from $140 to $200, depending on on-board storage (32GB or 64GB or 128GB)
+ US version, Amazon-exclusive color-scheme

+ Samsung Monitors in the curved, T-series, Odyssey, S-series, M-series, ViewFinity and more
+ a total of 18 options

+ Google Pixel 7 & PRO phones on sale, from $449 to to $949

+ HP Envy Desktop Bundle PC for $1230
+ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics (8GB DDR6)
+ 12th Generation Intel Core i9-12900
+ 16 GB SDRAM, 1 TB Intel PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
+ 1 Thunderbolt 4 w/PD, DP 1.4, S&C
+ 3-in-1 card reader, etc, etc, etc
+ Windows 11H

+ Men Grooming from Dove, Axe, Degree, etc
+ yes, it is true, we are starting an anti-perspirant/deodorant blog!

+ Samsung Galaxy S23 sale including the Ultra

Wedn: Comer Radiance, Benro Induro, Lensbaby Fixed w/Creative Bokeh Optic for $100 [8o], Etc

Where did ll the time go? It’s Hump Day again and good until 3/22/23 at 11:59pm ET {or earlier if sold out} we can haz the following B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Lensbaby Fixed Body with Creative Bokeh Optic for $100 in eight options
+ DSLR: Canon EF, Nikon F
+ MirrorNYET: Canon RF, Fuji X, Leica L, M43rds, Nikon Z, Sony E

+ COMER Radiance 360 Variable Color LED On-Camera Light (2500 to 9900K) for $119 with FREE Elvid Heavy-Duty Camera Shoe Mount Adapter with Ball Head for Monitors

+ Benro CLT303 3-Series Induro Classic Carbon Fiber Tripod for $225

+ ARCO LCD Transport Case for 27-45″ Displays for $79
+ BAG the Monitors too!

+ Kensington StudioDock iPad Docking Station for $100

+ IDX 2 x DUO-C150P V-Mount Batteries & VL-2X 2-Channel Charger/Power Supply Kit for $569

MEANwhile the Meh daily deal is a 3-pack of Super Bright Zoomable Cree LED Tactical Flashlights for $10 plus shipping. Each is powered by three AAA batteries or one 18650. 1200 lumens.

There’s a trio of offerings at the Wednesday Adorama daily deals as follows:

+ BenQ TH575 Full HD DLP Home Theater Gaming Projector for $499 after in-cart coupon

+ Philips 241V8L 23.8″ Full HD 16:9 VA WLED LCD Monitor for $90

+ Philips 271V8L 27″ Full HD 16:9 VA WLED LCD Monitor for $110

Tue: SmallRig Star-Trial 95mm Multifunctional Modular Matte Box Basic Kit for $80, Joby GorillaPod, Etc

Tuesday brings a new trio of offerings at the Adorama daily deals as follows:

+ JOBY GorillaPod 5K Tripod Kit with Rig Black/Charcoal/Red for $130

+ SmallRig Star-Trial 95mm Multifunctional Modular Matte Box Basic Kit for $80~

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

IF you still know how to write with pen and paper, one of the Amazon daily deals is on Pilot pens and such with a total of 30 options including LOTS of gel ink pens…

AND IF you want natural deodorants, Amazon is having a sale on the NATIVE brand for men and women.

Me personally, all the natural-y ones I’ve tried worked great unless you sweat πŸ˜‰ Having said that, I haven’t tried this particular brand!

Tuesday: Sigma 10-20/3.5 EX DC HSM for $279 [N], Etc

Tuesday is here, or as Apple fans like to call it, iTunes Day, or as cartoon fans like to call it, Toons Day!

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals where we find a LENZE DAYE, but only for Nikon F shooters and those with the appropriate adapters:

+ BOLT Universal Compact Battery Packs for $40 in your choice of Nikon, Sony or Canon

+ Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM for $279 in Nikon F only

+ Sirui VHD-2004L 2 Series Aluminum Tripod with Leveling Head for $55 after a $5 mail-in rebate (MIR)
+ yes, a $5 MIR in 2023 πŸ™‚

+ Nanuk 930 Case with Foam for $100 after in-cart coupon in five color options

+ also Teradek wireless thing and Anton Bauer pauer thing
+ okay, power, but pauer goes with Bauer πŸ˜‰

Monday: Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 CF ATX-i for $399AC [N]

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY but only for Nikon F shooters (or those with the appropriate adapters) at the Adorama daily deals for Monday, March 20 in 2023!

+ Tokina atx-i 11-20mm CF f/2.8 for $399 after add-to-cart $130 off instant coupon
+ only for Nikon F
+ this is blog-certified (TM) to be Tokina, not Tamron!

+ Elgato Cam Link Pro Video Capturing Device for $165

A trio of APS UPS options are part of the Monday Amazon Gauld Baux daily deals, ranging from $30 (surge protector) to $145 (1500VA UPS)…

Monday: Lowepro PA 200AW for $60, Sachtler, Zhiyun CRANE 2S PRO for $369, Etc

Never fear, Monday is here and we start with the B&H Photo daily deals good until 3/20/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lowepro Photo Active 200 AW Backpack (Blue/Black) for $60

+ Sachtler FSB 6 MK II Fluid Head with Sideload Mechanism for $1099
+ OR you can buy 1099 items at Dollar Tree
+ okay, could have bought πŸ™‚

+ Zhiyun CRANE 2S PRO for $369

+ ACER SB272 27″ Business Monitor for $105
+ 16:9 VA Panel, 1920 x 1080p at 75 Hz
+ HDMI, VGA, FreeSync

+ FeelWorld F5 Pro 5.5″ V2 4K HDMI IPS Touchscreen Monitor for $120

+ also some kind of a 2-person microphone type thing for $100

Sunday: GVM, Selfie Ring Light, TreeFort, Nintendo Switch 64, Etc

Sunday is here and the first week of yet another crazy March Madness is almost at its end!

We start with the B&H Photo daiiles:

+ Apexel Selfie Ring Light with 24″ Gooseneck Stand Cell Phone Holder for $14

+ GVM 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Capture Device for $79

+ TreeFort Lookout Camera Strap for $20, three color options

+ Samsung MX-ST50B Sound Tower 240W Wireless Party Speaker for $298
+ because the neighbors don’t deserve sleep πŸ˜‰

+ also a SeaScooter and a Saramonic mic thing

It’s GAME TIME at the Adorama dailies with the Nintendo Switch 64GB OLED Console with Joy-Con controllers, for $325…

Saturday: 10.1″ iPad (256GB, Wifi) for $389, SmallRig RC 120D Daylight LED for $219, Etc

This round of Adorama daily deals run until Sunday 3/19/23 at 3am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ SmallRig RC 120D Daylight Point-Source LED Video Light for $219

+ also: H&A mic for $50 and Teradek wireless thing for $1490

MEANwhile the headliner of the Amazon USA Gold Box is none other than the iPad. More specifically the new condition 2021 model year 10.1-inch iPad (Wifi, 256GB) going for $389. OR you can get it with a 2-year AppleCare+ for $458. Two color options.

Also there, there’s a sale on LePRO LED light bulbs of different sizes and ratings. A total of 18 options are available including Wifi light bulbs.

AND if you like reading e-books there’s a sale on 230+ Recommended by Amazon Editors ebooks…

Ruggard SleekGuard Silicon Camera Skins (23o, $14 to $28), CaseLogic, Fotodiox, PNY, Etc

As usual, the B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Ruggard SleekGuard Silicone Camera Skins, 23 options, $14 to $28
+ skins are available for specific camera models from Canon, Nikon and Sony
+ sadz for the rest of the manufacturers πŸ™

+ Case LOGIC Bryker Large Camera Backpack (Black) for $60
+ it is LOGICal, BAG the BAG!

+ 2pk of PNY 128GB Turbo AttachΓ© 3 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $17

+ Anton Beauer Dionic XT 90Wh V-Mount Lithium-Ion Battery for $380~

+ also Ghost Eyes video thing and On-Stage mic thing

+ flash deal: Fotodiox C-200RS FlapJack LED Bi-Color Edge Light (7″) for $120

+ coupon SPRING25 gets you 25% off at the RX Bar website

+ weekend FREEBIE for members of the Lucky Rewards program: 1.25L Crystal Geyser sparkling mineral water

+ PRODUCT RECALL: potentially bonus Hepatitis A in Trader Joe Organic Tropical Fruit Blend

+ PRE-ORDER the new Sonos Era line of speakers at B&H Photo, estimated shipment late March 2023
+ they stream over Wi-fi and Bluetooth

Friday: 3Pod 3WH w/QR, Glow Softboxes, Etc

Yes, Fri-YAY is here and the Adorama daily deals run until Saturday 3/18/23 at 3am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ 3Pod 3-Way Head with Quick Release for $60

+ Glow ParaPop 28″ II Portable Softbox With Bowens Mount Adapter and OTA Adapter Set for $159

+ Glow HexaPop 24″ II Octagonal Softbox with OTA Adapter Set and Bowens Mount for $159

THEN at Amazon’s Friday dailies we find 100pk of house brand K-Cups for $21 for regular and $28 for decaf. Decaf we pay more for less, but at least this is reasonable – there’s a separate process to remove most of the caffeine from the coffee!

There’s also coffee for your devices, Baseus chargers and power-banks and assorted chargealia! A total of 20 options are available…

These are the Friday-only daily deals, for the weekend action (including the B&H offers) check the next post above…

Action May Be Needed: Shutterfly to delete “inactive” accounts on March 29 in 2023

If you have a Shutterfly account and haven’t made a purchase during the last 18 months, your photos and projects will be deleted – permanently – on March 29 in 2023.

An “inactive” account/project is defined – by Shutterfly – as one that has not made a purchase during the last 18 calendar months.

You can download your photos by March 29 in 2023 if you don’t them to get permanently deleted. Projects cannot be downloaded.

Not affected by this are Lifetouch and JC Penney portraits by Lifetouch. Whatever that means πŸ™‚

Any purchase, no matter how small in amount or size, can keep your account alive for another 18 months.

For more details check the FAQs at the Shutterfly Photo Storage policy page, where we learn you can also select a CVS or Walgreens in-store pickup for an order that will keep your account alive.

Meaning you can print a couple of 4x6s and pick them up at a CVS/Walgreens of your choice. Even if you don’t have any near you – you can send them to friends/relatives, or just somewhere out there. To avoid paying the shipping and handling fee πŸ™‚

Thursday: LG 38″ Curved, SmallHD, SHAPE Bag, Manfrotto 504X, Lensbaby Optic Swap Spark Kits for $350 [8o], Etc

Yes, Thirsty Thursday is here and with it we have a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals running until 3/16/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lensbaby Optic Swap Spark Kits for $350, in eight options, thus the “8o” in the blog-post title πŸ™‚
+ DSLR: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K
+ MirrorNYET: Canon RF, Fuji X, M43rds, Nikon ZZTop, Sony E

+ Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head with 536 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $1050
+ or you can buy 105 Ritz-camera-type of tripods πŸ˜‰

+ SHAPE Camera Bag with Removable Pouches for $183
+ bag the bag, pouch the pouches!

+ SmallHD Action 5 Touchscreen 5″ On-Camera Monitor for $259
+ that’s $52 per inch!

+ LG 38BN95C-W 38″ 21:9 UltraWide Curved for $1049
+ FreeSync HDR 144 Hz IPS Monitor
+ that’s $27.6 per inch!

+ Core SWX Powerbase EDGE Battery Bundle for Blackmagic Pocket Camera 6K & 4K for $138

Quiet things are at the Adorama dailies, there’s a mic stand kit for $20 and a Sennheiser RS195 wireless headphone system for $300.

THEN at the Amazon Gold Box we find a 42″ Insignia Fire TV 1080p for $180, and a phone accessories sale – among others…

To sale-a-brate March Madness 2023, the Monoprice website has launched limited time coupon code MARCH15 that gets you 15% off most things on their website. As usual, terms, conditions, restrictions, limitations, etc, etc, etc apply…

Monoprice launches a Rewards program

Rewards continue to be hot in the world of shopping, so the Monoprice website jumped on this bandwagon as well! They have launched their Preferred Rewards program that offers two type of benefits:

  1. volume pricing discount; the higher your reward tier, the more discounted units you can buy
  2. coupons twice a year; the higher the reward tier, the bigger the coupon discount

The reward tiers are determined by how much you spent at the Monoprice website the previous calendar year (1/1 through 12/31). Included in the qualifying amount are taxes and shipping fees.

It is a FREE rewards program – it should go without saying but a few times some merchants charge (hello AMEX), so I have to mention it πŸ™‚

Wedn: Sirui 35/1.8 Ana for $399 [L/m43], Vello Lens Adapters (63 options, $10 to $89), F-Stop, Benro, M1 MBA, Etc

Adapteropalooza Day is here at the Wednesday 3/15/23 B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Vello Lens Adapters, 63 options, yes, sixty-three options!
+ too many to list here individually but as you can imagine it covers various combinations
+ prices range from $10 to $89
+ get them ALL to be on the safe side because you never know what future lenses and camera bodies you may run into πŸ˜‰

+ Sirui 35mm f1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x for $399 in M43rds or Leica L

+ 13.3″ MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Gold) for $1199
+ wow, how fast time flies, the M chip is on its 4th year!

+ F-STOP Mountain Series Ajna Backpack (Anthracite Matte Black, 40L) for $140

+ Benro CLT204 2-Series Induro Classic Carbon Fiber Tripod for $220

+ Polsen head amp for $20

UPDATE: Swift is the theme of the day at the Wednesday Adorama daily deals, two Acer Swift laptops are on sale:

+ Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-79EG 14″ Full HD for $500
+ Core i7-1165G7 2.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Win 11H

+ Acer Swift 5 SF514-55TA-77WW 14″ Full HD Touchscreen for $800
+ Core i7-1165G7 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Win 11H

Tuesday: Kowa, Shimoda, Nanuk, Etc

Good until Tuesday 3/14/23 [yes, it is Pi Day!] at 11:59pm ET we have these B&H Photo dailies:

+ Nanuk 910 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert (Orange) for $38~ after in-cart coupon

+ ACER ConceptD CM2 Series CM2241W BMIIPRZX 24″ 16:10 Adaptive-Sync IPS Monitor for $200

+ also: WD internal SSDs, Feelworld video thing, Anton Bauer battery and AAXA DLP portable projector

MEANwhile at the Adorama dailies we have two options:

+ Shimoda Action X50 Backpack Starter Kit with Medium DSLR Core Unit for $300

+ Kowa 10×32 SV32 Series Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 6.0 Degree Angle of View, for $199