Archives for September 19, 2023

Preorder the new irresistible Nikon Zf for $2000

Trigger warning: if you like sexy old-school style digital cameras, stop reading this as you may fall into a $2000 temptation 😉

Available for pre-ordering right now is the new Nikon Z f (Zf is a less goofy spelling in my opinion) mirrorless camera that wants to empty all your wallets! It is available for pre-ordering for $2000 as body only, or $2600 with the 24-70mm f4 lens or $2237 with the 40mm f2 lens.

Yes, slowly but steadily Nikon wants you to re-buy everything twice, in FX and DX, but in mirrorless this time 🙂

Pre-orders are accepted right now at B&H Photo and Adorama where you can optionally add the Nikon FTZ II adapter for +$150 as a bundle option.

Already plenty of reviewalia on the interwebs and also on the YouTube. YouTube-embedding below Kai W’s take. Let’s get him to 1 million subscribers! Trigger warning for US audiences, he says “Nikkkkon” and Zed 😉

Wedn: Uber Power Bank, Tenba, Sachtler, Browning, Nanuk, Etc

Do you find most of the power banks out there weak and powerless? Well, fear not because the Wednesday 9/20/23 MEH daily deal comes to the rescue with the Puleida 600W/518Wh Portable Power Station offered for $150 plus S&H [free for paying MEH-members]. It comes with a 90-day MEH warranty. It has various options including USB-A, USB-C, PD, AC, DC, but not AC/DC 😉 It weighs 10.4 pounds so you can incorporate it in your workouts as well OR use it as a doorstop or paperweight 😉

The CreativeLIVE ON-AIR free-streaming headliner starting on Wedn 12pm ET has us all confused about day and night 😉 IT is a 65 minute class, “Mobile Photography: Day for Night Effect” with Lisa Carney, and it will repeat multiple times throughout the day!

THEN OFF WE GO to the B&H Photo daily deals good until Wedn at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ TenBA Tools Packlite Travel Bag for BYOB 13 (Black) for $18
+ the BYOB 13 is NOT included
+ the specs say it can hold a DSLR with a 70-200/2.8 lens

+ Sachtler aktiv14T Touch & Go Fluid Head with SpeedLevel & 7-Step Drag (100mm) for $3599
+ PRO TIP: your friend’s back is FREE, but mayhaps slightly less stable than this 😉

+ InoVatiV Pro Monitor Mount for $169

+ GVM Teleprompter Travel Kit with 18.5″ Android All-in-One Monitor and Flight Case for $599
+ Portlandia advised “put a bird on it and call it art”, tech companies are doing the “put Android in it and call it smart” 😉

+ Nanuk 915 Hard Utility Cases with Foam or Dividers (4 options), further discounted in-cart

+ Browning BTC-5HD-APX-20C Strike Force Apex HD Trail Camera (20MP) for $80

The headliner Woot main sale is older iPhones and iWatches, while Woot Sellout is actually featuring a Woot Plus offer that runs until 9/27/23 [or earlier if sold out], and you know what it is [if I’m mentioning it], a BAG the BAGS! It’s the new condition Hikeback Lightweight Packable Backpack- 24L going for $15. Available in four color schemes, so it’s great for color-organizing or person-organizing. It also self-folds into a tight drawstring bag type thing for transportation. Shipping is FREE for Prime members. Comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. It uses “30D nylon”. Because 3D is so last year 😉

SPEAKING of B&H, their next planned holiday closing is Sunday 24 and Monday 25 and will reopen on Tuesday 26. With the usual Sabbath closing Friday PM to Saturday PM, it may be a good idea to place your orders right now if you have a time-sensitive order!

UPDATE: I didn’t want to create a separate post for just this thing, so I’m appending it here. Yes, on this blog, you also get the editing history of posts and you don’t have to be a Platinum member 😉

A limited “daily deal” type of thing at the Monoprice website is the new condition Monoprice USB-C Charger, 100W 1-port PD, GaN Technology, Foldable Wall Plug, going for $22 with free standard US shipping. Averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 11 customer reviews…

Tue: Sigma12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art for $849 [C/N], Etc

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo dailies good until 9/19/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art for $849 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ PortaBRACE CAR-3CAM Cargo Case Camera Edition (Black) for $165~
+ bag the bags, case the cases!

+ Benro A2883F Reverse-Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with S4Pro Fluid Video Head for $190

+ Joby GripTight GorillaPod Action Stand with Mount for Smartphones Kit for $17

+ SmallRIG V-Mount Battery Adapter Plates, two options, $74 or $84

+ Samsung Q Series HW-Q60C 340W 3.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar System for $298 after in-cart coupon

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to run Top Deals mode with a variety of variety, while the headliner free-streaming class (starts 12pm ET every day) at CreativeLIVE On-AiR is “Strategies to Grow Your Photo Business” with Tomayia Colvin, 77 minutes, so it will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.