Archives for November 25, 2023

Sunday: Battery Grips (30 options), Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art for $799 [C/N], Etc

Yes, Small Business Saturday sponsored by AMEX (nothing says small business like American Express LOL) is over, and now we arrive at Rest and Digest Sunday 😉

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, and it’s a glorious LENZE DAYE for CaNiKoNians (and Adapteraholics):

+ Vello BATTERY GRIPS, 30 options for select Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic GH-series, Black magic, Fuji X, cameras
+ more than 30 camera models are covered, for example, one Vello Grip is compatible with six different Sony a-series cameras, another is good for four Canon R-series cameras, and so forth
+ prices range between $36 to $80
+ the above link is a daily-deal type, it may stop working after the promotion ends

+ Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art for $799 in Canon EF or Nikon F
+ a full-frame f4 wide zoom for $800, OH MY!

+ 16TB Seagate IronWolf Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD (CMR) for $200 after in-cart coupon
+ that’s around $12.5 per TB

+ PGYTech One series backpacks, three options, $110 to $140

+ BlackRapid Curve Breathe Bundle (Special 50th Anniversary Edition) for $80

+ Genaray RGB-6X3S On-Camera RGB LED Light Panel for $40

+ FLASH DEAL: Sennheiser EW-DP ME 2 SET Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Omni Lavalier Mic System (R1-6: 520 to 576 MHz) for $399

FREE-streaming at Creative LIVE starting at 12pm ET on Sunday is a nearly 3-hour long class “Creative Composites Using Your Own Photo Stock” with Karen Alsop…

B&H Ground Control page for All Camera and Lens Offerings

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of cameras and lenses options participating in the Black Cyber festivities, and it’s humanly impossible to list them all here, or even mention something from each participating brand. If you want to get a good look at all the options, broken down by manufacturer, here is the B&H Photo Camera and Lens Ground Control. It links to the listings of 21 different camera (the usual suspects) and lens manufacturers (Zeiss, the Japanese Trio, Voigtlander, the Chinese Invasion, etc).

Sony a7 III body for $1498 with $50 MIR and FREEBIES

AND now lettuce take a look at the world of Sony E-system full frame cameras with the a7 III body only offered for $1498 as body only and $1698 with the 28-70mm at authorized Sony dealers.

Then there’s the optional $50 mail-in rebate for registering the camera with Sony. You can upload the barcodes and receipt but the $50 will be mailed to you in 6-8 weeks as a physical prepaid VISA card. Thus the “mail-in” part. Good luck 🙂 This promotion covers a lot of Sony gear, $50 per item.

At B&H Photo the FREEbies are a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, a Watson battery and a Lowepro Nova bag.

MEANwhile at Adorama, you have four different options of bundles. One of them comes with the Flashpoint R2 TTL on-camera flash, BUT if you want to fill up your basement with camera accessories, the aforelinked “Premium Kit” has 13 (!) FREEbies including a 64GB Extreme SDXC, camera bag, Tripod, charger stuff, remote shutter releases, Corel software, and more!

Nikon Z50 body for $757, with 16-50 for $897

Continuing with the Black Cyber options that run until CybeR Monday 11/27/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, if you want to dive into the world of Nikon Z APS-C, the Z50 body only is on sale for a limited time for $757 at B&H Photo (no freebies) but if you want some basic FREEbies, at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk SDXC, bag, Corel software and a couple of trinkety accessories.

ON the same listings above, you will also find the “with 16-50mm” kit for $897, and for this, B&H has FREEbies (64GB Extreme PRO and bag), while Adorama has its usual Accessorapalooza!

Fascinating how Canon and Nikon managed to have between them eight different active camera systems 🙂

Canon R5 Body with FREEbie Options for $2999 [R5 C for $3399]

Canon mirrorless time now of the full frame kind! The Canon R5 Body only is offered for $2999 while the kit with the Canon RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM goes for $4099. But the retailers below are also bundling it with FREEbies:

+ at B&H Photo you get a 2TB Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD V2

+ at Adorama you have analysis-paralysis of FOUR different FREEbie bundle options: one of them includes their house brands Flashpoint Monolight, another includes Capture ONE, another includes a Tripod, and another includes a CFexpress card

MEANwhile the Canon R5 C body only goes for $3399, while the “with 24-105” kit goes for a similar +$1100. B&H doesn’t have any FREEbies on these, but you have FIVE different OPTIONS of bundles at Adorama!!!

Olympus E-M1 Mark III body only for $999

Good until 11/27/23 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), B&H Photo is offering the new condition Olympus E-M1 Mark III body only for $999.

The kit with the 12-45mm f4 lens goes for $1499, while the kit with the 40-150mm f4 goes for $1699. You can find them all on the aforelinked listing.

Panasonic G100 with 12-32 and FREEbie Options for $498

“Take Pictures With” bundles can be a good idea when jumping into a new camera system or as gifts for beginners and such. Which brings us to the Panasonic G100 bundled with the 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 lens and with a choice of FREEbies for $498.

+ at B&H Photo you get as FREEbies the Panasonic DMW-SHGR1 tripod grip, a Ruggard bag and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC

+ at Adorama you have the customary accessorapalooza that includes Corel software, Green Extreme extra charger & battery, 32GB Sandisk, bag, etc, etc, etc

+ as usual with Panasonic, you can optionally increase the original warranty from 1 to 3 years by taking action (PDF details at each authorized dealer as usual)

Fuji X-S10 Body with Bag and 128GB Extreme for $899

If you are tempted by the Fuji X-S* series, good until 11/27/23 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), B&H Photo is offering a Fuji X-S10 body-only bundle with a Ruggard bag and a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC card for $899. That’s the same price elsewhere but without the two freebies.

For +$400 you can get it with the 18-55mm lens and the same two freebies.

TT Artisan Lenses on Sale (various systems)

If you are a fan of more budget-priced lenses, the TT Artisan Lenses are on sale for the Black Cyber weekend at Adorama (92 options) and Amazon (with Prime Exclusive discounts) and at B&H Photo (148 options). Be sure to price-check each lens of interest at each retailer, as they are too many to list here individually. At B&H, prices start at $49.50 (for the 25mm f2 in various systems).

TTArtisan has certainly grown up through the years. Now they have all kinds of lenses, including a few tilt-shift, Auto Focus, giant telephotos, pancakes, various system options (including Hasselblad X) and lots of Leica M-series, including …GOLD!

Saturday: Surfaces, Lexar CFxB Card Reader, Flashpoint Monolight, Etc

Black Friday actual is over, but the party continues because now we are orbiting Planet Cyber Monday. Or Cider Monday if you happen to drink Apple Cider Vinegar that day 😉

We start with the Saturday Adorama daily deals for 11/25/23 – yes, one month to XMAS 23!

+ Lexar CFexpress Type B USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Reader for $32 after in-cart coupon

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 100 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Monolight for $179

+ Lexar Diamond Series Professional 128GB CFexpress Type-B for $150 after in-cart couponization
+ 256GB for $280 after in-cart couponization

It’s Microsoft Day at Woot with Surface laptops and tablets on sale, along with various Microsoft software. Already two of the Surfaces have sold out.

IF YOU WANT to take a break from deal chasing, starting at 12pm ET on Saturday, the free-streaming headliner at Creative LIVE On-AIR is a 15-hour class “The Art of Filmmaking and Editing” with Jeff Medford, Ross Hockrow…