Archives for 2023

Shutterfly Update: Temporarily Pausing Deletion of Accounts Inactive for Less Than 5 Years

We have an update on the Shutterfly front for inactive Shutterfly accounts! A new email from the new Shutterfly CEO says that they are temporarily pausing the deletion of accounts that have been inactive for less than five years.

“This means we are temporarily stopping the deletion of photos for accounts like yours. However, for very old accounts that have been inactive for more than five years, we will still proceed with deleting photos. Rest assured, your photos will remain in your Shutterfly account until we give you further updates about our photo deletion policy.”

This gives people the more opportunities to download photos from their Shutterfly accounts if they don’t plan on continuing with the service.

Accounts that have been inactive for more than five years will proceed with deletion.

Their definition of an active account, per the email:

“… currently defined as anyone who has made a purchase in the previous 18 months…”

Cynic’s View
Because I’m a professional cynic, but my heart’s not in it [TM Blur], I may be tempted to say that they crunched the numbers and they saw that if they deleted all those accounts, their user base would shrink to the point where it would become an existential risk to their bonuses or even the company itself 😉

GVM Slider, Benro Plate, Oben Tripod Thing, Manfrotto Scrim, Etc

Fri-YAY iz here and as usual the B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Ruggard EPP-CCM Cable Case Mini (4 x 8) for $10
+ yes, the cables need their own BAGS too!

+ 2-pack of 32GB Kingston Exodia USB 3.2 Type A Flash Drive for $6
+ that’s $3 per 32GB flash drive!
+ back in our time we paid $300 for 32MB 😉

+ GVM Wireless Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (47″) for $289

+ Benro 70mm Arca-Swiss Plate with Smartphone Adapter for $30

+ O’Ben Skysill ALF-6194L 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with 90° Lateral Center Column and BE-117 Dual-Action Ball Head for $160

+ Manfrotto Medium Pro Scrim All-in-One Kit (3.6 x 6.5′) for $298

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to run their “Top Deals” loop!

ON THE EDUCATIONAL FREE-to-watch front at the Creative LIVE website, the headliner free-to-watch class is “Mastering the Art of Photography” by Chris Weston. Total runtime 2 hours and 25 minutes. It will keep repeating during the 24 hour free-to-watch window which begins at 9am pacific time.

ON THE SCIENCE front, the headliner of the Friday Kindle daily deals is Brian Cox’s “Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe” going for $3.

What is science in 2023 you ask? Well here’s my take 🙂

“science is opinion with equations”

RECALL ALERT at Trader Joe, potential “bonus” metal material in their “Multigrain Crackers with Sunflower and Flax Seeds”. Check their email, stores or website for specifics.

Open Box Offers at Adorama (1686 in Photography)

Adorama is launching a new round of Open-Box Offers with over 7500 items participating as of the time of writing!

The Photography Category has 1686 items as of the time of writing. Of those, there are 53 Cameras and 74 lenses. If you are not familiar with the used price ranges of specific gear, be sure to also look them up at KEH Camera.

Apart from Photography, photo-related items reside in other categories as well, such as Drones, Video, Optics/Binos, Tech/Computers, etc, etc, etc…

Per the Adorama condition descriptions, open box gear come with the manufacturer warranty or the Adorama warranty for house-brand or grey-market products. Apple products however do not come with AppleCare and are not eligible for AppleCare. Because Apple 🙂

Meanwhile the Adorama dailies continue to be in “Top Deals” mode…

Thursday: Nanuk, Robus, 100W PD PB, PRO-GRADE CFxB, Rollbag, Etc

Thirsty-Thursday is here, and because this is a health and wellness blog, our beverage of the day is apple cider vinegar with unflavored carbonated water 😉

We start with the B&H Photoo daily dealz good until 8/17/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sachtler Camera Rollpak for $218
+ roll the roll-bag!

+ Nanuk 930 Case with Foam, in black, with or without lid organizer kit, further discounted in-cart

+ Robus RC-5558 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $280
+ not to be confused with Rooibos tea

+ IndiPRO 2 x Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion V-Mount Batteries with Dual V-Mount Battery Charger Kit for $419
+ so close to 420!

+ Tether ONsite 26,800 mAh USB Type-C Battery Bank (100W PD) for $100
+ 2x USB-A outputs
+ 1x USB-C for input and output (obviously not at the same time)

+ 2TB PRO-GRADE CFexpress 2.0 Type B Gold Memory Card for $590
+ 2-pack of above for $1130
+ or you can buy 111 C10 SD cards 😉

FREE TO WATCH on Thursday
The free-streaming classes for 8/17/23 at Creative LIVE ON-AIR include:

+ classes start at 9am pacific time, Creative Live is on the West Coast, aka Best Coast 🙂

+ How To Create Beautiful Portraits By Simplifying Light by Audrey Woulard, 2 hours and 35 minutes, repeating throughout the day

+ other topics include podcasting, drawing fundamentals and such

Speaking of Creative Live, for a limited time coupon code WELCOME99 gets you $50 off a prepaid 1-year subscription (Netflix-style), dropping it from $149 to $99.

Wedn: Manfrotto CF, Fat Gecko, SmallRIG BiC Mono, Vello EF Lenses to RF Cameras for $50, Etc

And just like that we have reached yet another Hump Day! Good until 8/16/23 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) we have these offerings at the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera for $50

+ SmallRIG RC 120B Bi-Color LED Monolight for $169

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Dual-Suction Camera Mount for $40
+ a frequent guest at the dailies

+ Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Legs with Mid-Level Spreader (100/75mm Bowl) for $500 after in-cart coupon
+ or you can buy 105 items from the 99c fast food menu

+ Gator Universal Speaker Tote Bag Kit for 12″ Speakers (2-Pack) for $85
+ that’s $42.50 per bag!
+ yes, just like speakers, bags need to be in stereo too 😉

+ IDX SB-U98 PD Sony BP-U 2-Battery Kit with MC-2U 2-Bay Charger for $447
+ whoever memorizes the above wins fabulous prizes 😉

MEANwhile “Top Deals mode” it is once again for the Adorama dailies.

AND we have an …in-stock alert. Yes we’re still in the summer but it’s the Pumpkin Spice race has already began, RX Bar has now in-stock and ready to ship their Pumpkin Spice bars

GOOD until Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific, the Monoprice website is offering free shipping on orders of $39+. No coupon code needed. Terms, conditions, restrictions, etc apply as usual.

FREE to WATCH on Wednesday
Totally forgot about these! The free-to-watch online classes at Creative LIVE On-AIR for Wednesday include a “dramatic black and white architecture” class with Ben Willmore (92 minutes). The class will keep repeating throughout the day. There’s also a Portraits with Photoshop with Khara Plicanic (83 minutes). There’s also a podcast class as well!

Tuesday: Joby, Comer, Delkin CFxB, Lowepro PROTactic, Etc

Tuesday is here, aka TunesDay aka ToonsDay, so be sure to listen to your favorite music and watch your favorite cartoons. Yes, this is turning into a wellness blog 😉

We start with a fresh six-pack of B&H Photo daily deals good until 8/15/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lowepro ProTactic BP 300 AW II Camera and Laptop Backpack (Black) for $100
+ look at this, it’s so majestic, definitely BAG the BAGs!
+ OMG, I just realized I’m an enabler 😉

+ ReVo SR-1000 Shoulder Support Rig (Black) for $60
+ because shoulders are not made of stainless steel

+ 2TB Delkin POWER CFexpress Type B Memory Card with CFexpress Type B Card Reader for $470

+ Comer Radiance 360 Variable Color LED On-Camera Light (2500 to 9900K) for $109
+ fun fact: this is what the Knights Radiant use 😉

+ OBSbot Tiny AI-Powered PTZ Webcam (Black) for $109 AC
+ pretty soon, even the toilet paper will be AI-powered 😉

+ Joby Gorillapod Magnetic Tripod with GripTight ONE Phone Mount for $12

AND we have an …in-stock alert, a new Trader Joe podcast that goes a bit behind the curtain talking with the CEO and President.

And to bring it back on the deals topic, did you know that if you want to try something at Trader Joe, you take it to an employee and ask them to open it so you can try it? This is best to do when it’s not super busy! The employees are motivated to do this, because whatever gets opened usually ends up in the employee break room 🙂

MEANwhile the Adorama daily deals continue to be in “Top Deals” mode…

Monday: Wifi LED Strips, Lensbaby Crystals, Optoma 4K, Zoom H4n, Manfrotto Head, RING Home Kit, Etc

Santa Claus is not coming to town, BUT Wifi LED strip lighting are coming to town, more specifically on the Monday 8/14/23 Meh daily deal, a 12pk of MErcury Innovations 9.8-foot Wifi LED strips for $36 plus shipping…

Top Deals continue to rule the Adorama dailies for another day, mayhaps it’s a summer thing…

THEN we head on over to the B&H Photo dailies where we find this fresh six-pack:

+ Lensbaby OMNI Deluxe B&H Crystal Collection for $100

+ Optoma UHZ45 3800-Lumen 4K UHD Laser DLP Home Theater and Gaming Projector for $1499 after in-cart coupon

+ Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Brown) for $160

+ Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base for $140 after coupon

+ RING Home Builder Kit for $150
+ it would be nice if you could build a home for $150 🙂

+ ACCsoon CineView SE Multi-Spectrum Wireless Video Transmission System for $469
+ I have no clue what this thing is!

Sunday: LED Light, GVM for Canon C-series, 128GB flash stick, Vlog kit, Etc

If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the B&H Photo Daily Deals good until 8/13/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ 128GB Kingston DataTraveler Exodia Flash Drive for $6
+ USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A (“normal” USB)
+ keyring loop and protective cap

+ Ulanzi VL120 RGB LED Video Light (White) for $23

+ Sachtler 4.5-7″ LCD Monitor Bag for $77~
+ BAG the …monitor (!?!?!?!) BAG

+ GVM Dual Charger with BP-A60 Battery for Canon C300 Mark II, C200 & C200B (6800mAh) for $90

+ SmallRIG Vigor VK-40 Vlog Kit for $16
+ you know you can’t resist the (cannibalizable) accessorapaloooza!

+ JBL bluetooth for $150

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to run their “Top Deals” mode…

IF you like Kindle ebook reading, there are two sales running at Amazon, new releases (115 options) starting at $1, and the usual Kindle daily deals (175 options). It looks like Amazon wants you to stay indoors and read 290 …Kindle samples 🙂

Saturday: 2pk Phone-Charging Photo Frames for $24 + S&H

Not your father’s photo frame! The Saturday 8/12/23 Meh daily deal is a 2-pack of Twelve South Powerpic Photo Frame with Built-In Phone Charger offered for $24 plus shipping (free for paying MEH-members).

It is Qi-certified with up to 10W charging. LOL – it even comes with two stock pictures for the picture frame – in case someone doesn’t have their own pictures! It has over 300 customer ratings at Amazon where it goes for $50.

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to be in “Top Deals” mode…

The DiscountMAGS weekend sale that typically runs until Monday night is a “Hot 100” titles sale. Then they offer a 3-year prepaid digital subscription to over 7500 titles for $100 for the 3-year period. And after that, they even sell some …paperback books!

I forgot to post this earlier on, we have an …in-stock alert, the new edition of the Trader Joe Fearless Flyer. Because TJ is lyfe! There you will learn about the most “oat-standing” beverage. Because #DadJokes!

MEH-rathon, $10 Tamrac Bag, FLiR Scout, Joby GripTight, Nanuk 945, K&F CF Tripod, Etc

It’s Friday, you may or may not be in love, but one thing is for certain, there’s a MEH-rathon (aka Woot-OFF) at the Meh website. And all the previously posted deals are still available for purchase as long as they are in-stock.

Summer time and the Adorama daily deals continue to be in “Top Deals” mode!

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

+ from a distance, the thumbnail may look like an …Air Fryer if you squint a little bit, but it is not!
+ it is…
+ a … BAG the BAGS!
+ Tamrac Tradewind Zoom Bag 2.1 (Dark Gray) for $10
+ the bag itself does not zoom, I believe it hints that it can hold a zoom lens 😉

+ Xuma 4-Port USB Wall Charger with North American and European Adapters for $5

+ Nanuk 945 Case with Dividers and Lid Organizer for $250 after coupon, two color options

+ Joby GripTight ONE Micro Stand for Smartphones (White/Silver) for $17~
+ me personally, I’m holding out for the Silver and Black edition
+ yes, the Oakland Raiders are the true Raiders 🙂

+ K&F X324C4 Multifunction Carbon Fiber Tripod for $249
+ fun fact, making coffee is NOT one of its “Multifunction” functions 🙂

+ FLiR Scout II 640 Thermal Monocular (9 Hz) for $1349
+ the UFOs are coming, are you ready to take the defining photo of The Arrival? 😉

Thursday: GVM 2-Light Kit, SLIK Tripod, HP ZBook Workstation, Manfrotto Tobacco, Sling Bag w/FREEBIE, Etc

Thirsty-Thursday is here and as a health-priority blog, we highly recommend coconut water instead of the usual beverages 😉

We have a name-brand priority installment of the B&H Photo daily deals good until 8/10/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ GVM RGB20W RGB On-Camera LED Light (2-Light Kit) for $89
+ that’s a lot of (cannibalizable) stuff for $89 🙂

+ Manfrotto EzyFrame Vintage Background Kit 6.5 x 7.5′ (Tobacco) for $200
+ PRO TIP: don’t smoke this type of tobacco, it’s a fire hazard 😉

+ Case Logic Viso Camera Sling Bag (Medium, Black) for $30 with FREE Case Logic Saigon Neck Strap for DSLR Cameras (Indigo)
+ BAG the BAG with the FREEBIE!

+ SLIK Pro CF-634 Tripod (Black) for $150

+ LG 24BP450Y-I 23.8″ Monitor (TAA) for $109
+ 16:9 IPS, AMD FreeSync
+ DisplayPort | HDMI | VGA
+ 1920 x 1080

+ HP 16″ ZBook Studio G9 Mobile Workstation Wolf Pro Security Edition for $1549
+ Core i7 14-Core (12th Gen)
+ 1920 x 1200 IPS
+ 100% DCI-P3, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
+ OR you can buy 25 scratch-and-dent prehistoric refurbished Chromebooks for the same price 😉

UPDATE: the Adorama dailies continue to run in “Top Deals mode”, while at Amazon there’s another Google Pixel sale that has the 7 and 7a (with 128GB storage, no microSD of course) hovering around $450 each, with the 256GB Pixel 7 going for $550. These are unlocked, USA warranty.

512GB Samsung microSDXC for $34 to $35

For Wednesday as well, the Adorama daily deals continue to be in “Top Deals” mode…

MEANwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s another variant of the Samsung storage sale that includes 512GB microSD cards for $34 for the EVO Plus microSDXC and $35 for the EVO PRO Plus. They also have 128GB and 256GB options but the 512GB wins the $/GB.

They also have bundles with card readers that cost more. The sale also includes T7 portable SSDs, including the “Shield” (tougher) kind, along with a couple of 970 EVO Plus internal SSDs.

Wedn: Dr Bag, Oben Tripod, Delkin CFxA, Bushnell, Etc

You can cosplay a …doctor in the Wednesday 8/9/23 edition of the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Sachtler Dr. Bag #5 for $229~

+ Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head for $90

+ 160GB Delkin BLACK CFexpress Type A Memory Card for $220

+ BushNell 10×42 All-Purpose Binoculars (Green) for $45
+ Bush designed the left side, Nell designed the right side 😉

+ Xcellon Mighty Mini 365 3-Port 65W GaN USB Charger for $25

+ some audio thing

Adorama: FREE 2-Day S&H on $50+ [ends 8/13]

The Adorama daily deals continue to be in “Top Deals” mode but they have a different kind of a promotion until 8/13/23 at 11:59pm ET. Purchases over $49.99 qualify for FREE 2-day shipping for the 48 contiguous US states. Some exclusions apply.

You can learn all about their shipping options at the Shipping help pages.

PS: yes we are talking about actual shipping, not TV/books shipping 🙂

2021 iPad PRO Offers
UNRELATED to the above, but I don’t want to be creating too many short posts, Woot Plus is running until 8/15/23 or earlier if sold out a sale on new condition iPad PRO (2021 models) tablets with a 1-year Apple warranty and eligible for Apple Care.

There are different options (Wifi-only or Wifi + Cellular) and bundles (with Case), so be sure to check each individual listing. The 11-inch models start at $660, while the 12.9-inch models start at $860.

If you find 12.9″ too small, the all new Galaxy TAB S9 has a 14.6″ option. Because Samsung executives never say no to a new product variation or a new TouchWiz/OneUI feature 🙂

Tuesday: Gitzo Ball Heads, IndiPRO, FLiR, Bags, M1 MacBook PRO, Etc

Tuesday is here, aka TunesDay (don’t forget to listen to some music) and ToonsDay (don’t forget to watch some cartoons, classic or new), and we have a fresh batch of B&H Photo daily deals good until 8/8/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Gator 15″ Speaker Tote Bag Kit (2-Pack) for $90
+ yes, why buy one bag, when you can BAG the TWO BAGS 🙂

+ FLiR 128 x 96 C3-X Compact Professional Thermal Camera (9 Hz, Wi-Fi) for $489 with FREE Klean Kanteen TKWide 20 oz Insulated Bottle with Cafe Cap (Matte Black Gold Base)
+ yes, this is the perfect kit for the modern UFO Hunter, thermal camera and 20oz of strong coffee!
+ now that UFOs are Congress-trendy, jump on this bandwagon!
+ PRO TIP: strong coffee on an empty stomach and you can see UFOs everywhere 😉

+ 4x IndiPRO Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion Batteries & Dual Charger Kit (V-Mount)

+ Gitzo GIGH4383QD Series 4 Center Ball Head with Arca-Type Screw Knob QR Receiver for $274 after coupon

+ Gitzo GH2750 Series 2 Off Center Magnesium Ballhead for $329 after coupon

+ ManFrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINGC Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ground Spreader for $800 after in-cart coupon

+ 13.3″ MacBook Pro M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Space Gray) and AppleCare+ Protection Plan for $1399
+ M1 8-Core CPU
+ 16GB Unified RAM, 1TB SSD
+ 2560 x 1600 IPS Retina
+ 8-Core GPU, 16-Core Neural Engine
+ OR for the same price you can buy 25 refurbished scratch-n-dent prehistoric Chromebooks at Woot 😉

Monday: SpyderX, Lowepro, Zhiyun, Benro, PROGRADE, Etc

Monday is here and it’s a name-brand day at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 8/7/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lowepro FreeLine Backpack 350 AW (Heather Gray) for $100

+ SpyderX Elite Colorimeter for $135

+ Zhiyun CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit for $229

+ Benro FGP18A Go Plus 4-Section Aluminum Travel Tripod for $110

+ SmallRIG RC 120D Daylight LED Monolight for $140

+ flash deal: PRO-GRADE CFexpress 2.0 Type B Gold Memory Card sales, four options, single packs or two packs, $100 to $550, 256GB to 1TB

MEANwhile the Adorama daily deals continue to be in “Top Deals” mode…

Sunday: Gitzo Hand Strap, Filter pouches, Flexpod, Etc

Sunday is here, and if it’s not sunny, you get your money back at the Sun Customer Service Center!

We start with a new sextet at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 8/6/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Gitzo Century Leather Hand Strap for Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras for $20

+ Portabrace Filter Pouch Set for up to 3 Circular Filters up to 4.5″ for $27~
+ you get three filter pouches, a different color each
+ you also get a carry pouch to put the pouches in
+ each pouch can hold up to three filters
+ actual lens filters are NOT included!!!

+ GVM Mini Waterproof RGB LED On-Camera Light for $60
+ shoe-mount
+ when they call it mini, they are not joking!

+ Magnus FT-P15 MiniFlex Flexible Tripod for Smartphones and Camera for $10
+ me personally, I’m using this for the Canon 1Ds with BIGMA 😉

+ Ruggard Herringbone Sleeve for 13″ Laptop / Tablet for $13

+ Alfatron 35′ HDMI 2.0 Cable (Black) for $15

MEANwhile Adorama continues to be in Top Deals mode

IF YOU ARE fond of magazines delivered by snail mail to US addresses, there’s another Weekend sale at DiscountMAGs featuring the usual suspects.

AND IF you like e-book reading, there’s over 200 e-book selections in the Kindle daily deals including the highly influential “Dopamine Nation” by Anna Lembke for $3 with $0.30 “Great on Kindle” future purchase store credit.

2pk 64GB flash sticks for $6, Shimoda X70, OWC CFxB, Leather TS gloves, Sirui BH w/MIR, Etc

Fri-YAY iz herez and az usualz [yes, we typez trendy like it’z 2014] the B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, August 5 in 2023 in this particular case:

+ 64GB Kingston DataTraveler Exodia Flash Drive for $6
+ that’s just $3 per 64GB USB 3.2 G1 Type A flash stick!

+ Shimoda Action X70 Backpack Starter Kit with X-Large DV Core Unit for $300
+ BAG the BAG!

+ OWC 325GB Atlas Ultra CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $190
+ Atlas saw the price and …shrugged

+ Sirui K-20x Ball Head for $69 after a $10 mail-in rebate
+ yes, mail-in rebate!

+ Bright Tangerine ExoSkin Leather Armour Gloves for $19 per pair
+ size options range from “S” to “XXL”
+ hand-size, just so we are clear!
+ touchscreen fingertips
+ despite the name, they are neither bright nor tangerine colored 😉

+ SmallRIG SimoRR Vigor VT-08 Action Cam Grip and Mini-Tripod for $7
+ you know you can’t resist single-figure accessories 🙂

The Adorama daily deals for Friday 8/4/23 continue to be in “Top Deals” mode!

UPDATE: Adorama continues to be in “Top Deals” mode on Saturday as well…

One of the Kindle daily deals for Friday has a photograph as its …star! A 19th century photograph is the key in this modern murder mystery type of a book, “The Luzern Photograph” by William Bayer (no relation to Bayer Sensors?) for $2.

Shutterfly coupon: Free Shipping without Minimum Order amount

If you like free shipping, good until Sunday 8/6/23 at 11:59pm pacific time, coupon code SHIPIT gets you free shipping without a minimum purchase amount requirement at the Shutterfly website.

The coupon is good for one purchase per customer to US addresses with free economy shipping.

In parallel, as you can see at the aforelinked page, they have 40% off discounts on various things such as canvas prints, woven blankets (because as Ned Stark taught us, “Winter Is Coming!”), and such. They also have 60% off on last chance products.

PS: the coupon mnemonic is SHIP-IT, not SHI-PIT 🙂

Thursday: Fluid Head, Fat Gecko, Nanuk 925, Optoma UHD DLP

Thirsty-Thursday is here and the Adorama daily deals continue to be in “Top Deals” mode!

Then off to the B&H Photo daily deals we go where they run until 8/3/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Magnus VPH-20 Video Pan & Tilt Fluid Head for $28

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $60

+ Nanuk 925 Cases with Foam or Dividers, ten options, further discounted with add-to-cart coupon

+ NiSi Macro Focusing Rail NM-200 with 360° Rotating Clamp (7.9″ Length) for $129
+ with push-button release for +$10

+ Optoma UHZ50 3000-Lumen XPR 4K UHD Home Theater DLP Projector for $1799 after add-to-cart coupon

+ Arcsoon video transmission type thing for $399

Trigger warning for Pour-Over and French Press fans 😉 On the Amazon Gold Box front, there’s a sale of Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker for $79 in various color options.

Wedn Kindle eBook: The Auschwitz Photographer: The Forgotten Story of the WWII Prisoner Who Documented Thousands of Lost Souls for $3

One of the Wednesday 8/2/23 Kindle daily deals is the “The Auschwitz Photographer: The Forgotten Story of the WWII Prisoner Who Documented Thousands of Lost Souls” by Luca Crippa and Maurizio Onnis for $3.

IT came out in September 2021 from Sourcebooks. It is 372 pages. As of the time of writing it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 281 customer ratings.

In-Stock Alert: Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome for $2200

I don’t know when this was exactly released, but I just now noticed it. Please remember we are no longer on the daily beat of daily photography news and such 🙂

Monochrome is in and Pentax K-mount system fans now have an option to have a monochrome DSLR and they pay DSLR prices, not Leica prices 🙂

In-stock and ready to ship is the Pentax K-III Monochrome DSLR body only going for $2200 at B&H Photo and at Adorama and at the Ricoh Official Shop which offers an optional $184/mo 0% APR financing plan through Affirm.

As usual with financing plans, be sure to check the terms, conditions, restrictions and traps ahead of time!

YES, this is like decaf coffee, it’s more work and more expensive to remove the caffeine / color from the coffee / sensor 😉

PS: the standard color version of the K-3 Mark III is currently on sale for $1700 at B&H Photo and at Adorama

Wednesday: GVM NP-F750, Manfrotto Vintage, Benro Induro, MacBook PRO, ASUS, Etc

The Adorama daily deals continue to be in “Top Deals” mode featuring a variety of offerings of products old and new…

Off to the B^H Photo dailies we go where we find a fresh six-pack running until 8/2/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ GVM NP-F750 4400mAh Batteries with Travel Chargers for $30
+ you get two batteries and two 1-slot chargers

+ Manfrotto EzyFrame Vintage Background Kit 6.5 x 7.5′ (Concrete) for $200
+ so vintage I can hear 80s Hot 100 top hits just by watching it 🙂

+ Benro CLT203 2-Series Induro Classic Carbon Fiber Tripod for $160

+ RING 1080p Video Doorbell (2020 Release) for $50

+ LexMark MB2236i Multifunction Monochrome Laser Printer for $190 after in-cart coupon
+ yes monochrome is making a comeback!

+ 14.2″ MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip (Late 2021) for $2499
+ M1 Max 10-Core Chip
+ 64GB Unified RAM, 2TB SSD
+ 3024×1964 Liquid Retina XDR Screen
+ 32-Core GPU, 16-Core Neural Engine
+ with AppleCare+ for +$100

One of the Kindle daily deals for Wednesday is my nominee for the Dad Jokes Hall of Fame, the ebook name is … Up to No Gouda (Grilled Cheese Mysteries Book 1). Yes reading/looking at it makes me crave cheese. The book itself, I have no clue, but I just sent the sample to the Kindle 🙂

Longer Running Offers
Yes, it is the “OS Fairness Doctrine”. Since we mentioned an Apple laptop above, we had to balance it with Windows and Chrome OS options!

As part of the Woot Plus offerings, running until 8/18/23 or earlier if sold out, Woot is offering an ASUS Laptops sale with a mix of Windows and ChromeOS options and prices ranging from $130 (Flip 12″ MediaTek) to $2500 (17.3″ i9 RoG Windows gaming laptop).

Note that a number of them are factory reconditioned with a 90-day ASUS warranty. New condition get a 1-year ASUS warranty.

Stay tuned for an MS-DOS offer too. GRRM may be selling his older laptops 😉

Tuesday: Sunpak Video Light for $22, Wooden, Bushman, PlatyPOD, Laptops, Etc

The Adorama daily deals continue to be in “Top Deals” mode where they feature a variety of deals, instead of the usual “deal of the day”.

THEN at the B&H Photo daily deals we have a fresh six-pack of offerings but no lens today:

+ Wooden Director’s Monitor Cage v3 with Dual Carbon Fiber Handgrips for $179
+ I’m sure some would rather buy a Director’s Cage – there are some impossibly narcissistic ones out there 😉

+ Sunpak LED-330 Video Light with Barndoors for $22
+ you have to provide your own barn animals though
+ I promise, this is the last time I use this joke 🙂

+ Bushman Claremont Bushman Monopod for $82

+ PlatyPOD Platyball Ergo Ball Head for $189

+ SynCO Mic-D2 Hypercardioid Shotgun Mic for $139

+ CaseLogic 13.3″ Laptop and MacBook Sleeve (Galaxy) for $9
+ they either have a sense of humor or they didn’t realize it – naming an Apple accessory with the Samsung flagship brand name (Galaxy) LOL

THEN at Amazon we find some new potentially interesting offerings:

+ Laptops sale from ASUS, Acer, MSI, Dell, Samsung, Lenova, etc
+ there’s a mix of “regular” and gaming laptops

+ five pages of name-brand Office Supplies including a gift set type of Schools Supplies kit that includes Sharpie, EXPO, Elmers and Papermate products for $21~
+ it has 38 pieces
+ you can probably do a lot better buying them piecemeal as needed BUT this can make a fun gift for kids of all ages, eg if you are buying school supplies as gifts for children or adults that could use a little boost in excitement from a packaged gift type thing or are in tough situations or are under-priviledged, etc, etc, etc
+ yes, I’m getting soft and emotional in my old age 😉

+ Amazon Clip-On Coupons page from many brands, it’s not just Amazon-brand products anymore
+ I don’t think Amazon knows how many coupons are being offered 😉

Monday: Tokina ATX-i 11-20/2.8 CF for $399 [C/N], ObsBOT, Lexar CF, Lowepro BP-150, SmallRIG Monolight, Etc

I don’t know if Santa Claus is coming to town, but Lenses are coming to town at the B&H Photo daily deals running until 7/31/23 at 11:59pm ET or as the normal people like to call it, the end of the month!

+ Tokina atx-i 11-20mm f2.8 CF for $399 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ ObsBOT Meet 4K Webcam for $89 after in-cart coupon

+ LEXAR 256GB Professional 1066x CompactFlash (UDMA 7) for $100
+ 2pk for $190

+ LowePRO m-Trekker BP150 Backpack (Gray) for $55
+ BAG the BAG!!!

+ SmallRIG RC 220B Bi-Color LED Monolight for $259

+ Benro ArcaSmart Kickstand Smartphone Clamp for $30

No daily deals but it’s a Top Deals compilation as of the time of writing at the Adorama daily deals

Monoprice 6ft 8K HDMI 2.1 cable for $1

Monoprice has a cable doorbuster of sorts! For a limited time, you can get their 6-foot 8K HDMI 2.1 cable for just $1. Actually it’s $0.99 but I’m rounding it up for simplicity. You can buy as many 1-packs as you want (I added 25 of them in the shopping cart without issue). The 2-packs and 3-packs are not on sale.

Speaking of cables, they offer a 10ft Ethernet cable for $4. This is CAT6, Black PoE Patch Cable, 30W, PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at), Shielded (U/FTP), 24AWG, 500MHz, Solid Pure Bare Copper, Shielded RJ45.

Both of the above are sale prices. No coupons needed.

Free standard US shipping on orders of $39+.

Separately, they are running an Anniversary sale. Anniversary of what you ask? Who knows, it’s a SALE 🙂

Continuing over there are the previously mentioned coupon codes:

+ SUMMER5 is $5 off a $25+ order

+ SUMMER10 is $10 off a $50+ order

+ SAVE250 is $250 off a $1000+ order

Sunday: Slik PRO, Monitors, Tripod Strap, 32GB microSD, Etc

Sunday is here! Don’t look at the calendar now but we almost ate up July of 2023. Time sure does fly, whether you are having fun or not 🙂

The B&H Photo daily deals are as follows:

+ PortaBRACE Tripod-Carrying Shoulder Strap for $50~
+ yes, the tripods deserve their very own accessories!
+ assuming the tripod is worth more than the accessory 😉

+ Slik Pro CF-834 Tripod (Black) for $190

+ 32GB Kingstson Canvas Select Plus UHS-I microSDHC with SD Adapter for $3.50
+ optionally buy together with Xcellon Portable USB 3.0 Card Reader for $11.50

+ Xcellon Mighty Mini 130 30W GaN USB Type-C Charger for $13, two color options

+ flash deal: Yamaha RDS200 Seascooter for $275
+ no, it cannot play music – you have to make your own kind of music in the sea 😉

THEN to the Adorama dailies we go where we find two computer monitors:

+ AOC 27E1H 27″ 16:9 Full HD WLED for $95

+ BenQ EW3280U 32″ 16:9 4K UHD Entertainment IPS Monitor with HDRi Technology, Built-In Speakers for $500

Shutterfly Coupon: Five Free Items But You Pay S&H

If you are a fan of the Shutterfly way of doing things, good until 7/30/23 at 11:59pm ET pacific, coupon code SUNNY gets you FIVE FREE item-cost items from a list of 20 participating products. Shipping and handling is NOT free! You pay S&H!

The five freebies must be five different items, not five units of the same item. Terms, conditions, restrictions and such apply.

Eligible items include 5×7″ easel-back canvas, coffee mug, notebook, mousepad, poster, can cooler (these look cool), drawstring bag, etc.

Saturday: GoPro HERO11 Black Mini Action Camera for $200

Action time, the Adorama daily deal running until Saturday 7/29/23 at 11:59p pacific or earlier if sold out is the new condition GoPro HERO11 Black Mini Action Camera offered for $200!

Please note that per the individual product listing, this is a final sale, no returns, no exchanges!

Elinchrom Softbox To Go Kit, Benro TablePod Tripod Kit

Friday is here and as usual the B&H Photo daily deals go until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Elinchrom Softbox To Go Kit for $130
+ you get two of each item, that’s what the “2 Pieces” means over there

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC UHS-I C10 Memory Card (2-Pack) with one USB 3.0 Card Reader for $14
+ two memory cards, one card reader

+ Benro TablePod Pro Kit Carbon Fiber Tripod and Ball Head with ArcaSmart 70mm Smartphone Adapter Plate for $80
+ tripod-accessorapalloooza!

+ ACCsoon PowerCage for the iPad for $79

THEN to the Friday Adorama daily deals we go where we find a $10 webcam and a $73 acoustic guitar kit…

THIS WEEKEND brings us a trio of coupons for the Monoprice website as follows:

+ SUMMER5 is $5 off a $25+ order

+ SUMMER10 is $10 off a $50+ order

+ SAVE250 is $250 off a $1000+ order
+ yes, all of a sudden it got real 🙂

+ terms, restrictions, conditions, limitations, etc apply