Archives for 2023

Monday: 3Pod L Bracket, BH QR, 16-inch LG Gram

Adorama is back with a trio of their daily deals for Monday 11/6/23 in the Pacific time zone:

+ 3Pod Universal L Bracket – Easy Lever Design – Precision Machined for $49

+ 3Pod Everest H4 Ball Head With Arca-Type Quick Release and Lever-Release Clamp for $150

+ LG gram 16″ WQXGA Notebook for $1250
+ Intel i7-1260P 2.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 4GB, Windows 11H

MEANwhile among the Monday Kindle daily deals there’s a “photography orbiting” type of an ebook, “Painting Successful Watercolours from Photographs” by Geoff Kersey for $3, with an average of 4.6 out of 5 on 410 customer ratings.

Monday: Trigger, C-Stand, UHS-II SDXC, Sachtler Bag, Benro CFT, 8TB Sabrent int. SSD, Baby Burrito, Etc

Before we begin, a brief reminder, Saturday Friday (I need a Sonic Screwdriver to get un-unstuck in time) is Singles Day. No, it’s not the day you pretend you are not married! It’s the 11.11 Singles Shopping Day, the one that got started in Asia and took over the world. So prepare (your e-wallets) for some shopping temptations on that day!

Monday is here with another 7+1 formation at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Wireless Trigger System for $28 in Canon, Nikon and Sony options

+ Savage Stainless Steel C-Stand Kit with 53″ x 18′ White Seamless Paper (9.5″) for $166
+ the debates in the lighting forums about C-stands are …savage 😉

+ Delkin 64GB BLACK UHS-II SDXC for $60
+ or a 3-pack for $165

+ Sachtler Dr. Bag #5 for $230
+ you can also use it in your doctor cosplay adventures and as a prop in your studio or movies!

+ Benro CLT303 3-Series Induro Classic Carbon Fiber Tripod (CFT) for $200

+ Sabrent 8TB Rocket 4 PLUS NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD for $880
+ just the thing to speed up my single-core Celeron gaming machine 😉

+ ReVoLABS xTAG Single-Channel Wireless Microphone System for Videoconferencing for $100
+ false alarm: from a distance, the thumbnail may look like a battery grip of sorts

+ FLASH DEAL: ON-STAGE MY490 Shockmount for Studio Microphones with 5/8″ Threading for $20

ON THE FREE-streaming Creative LIVE On-AiR starting at 12pm ET you can free-watch “Newborn Posing” with Kelly Brown, with a 13.5 hour runtime. The cover photo for the class looks like a …baby burrito.

Sunday: GVM PRO, Swiss Digital, SyperCHECKR, Venus KX-800 Flex Macro Twin Flash, Etc

Timeline PSA: be sure to adjust your clocks accordingly!

If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the Daily Deals! And we start with a fresh duo at the Adorama dailies running, as usual, in the Pacific time zone:

+ GVM Pro SD200B 200W Bi-Color LED Video COB Spotlight for $189

+ H&A UMP-5 Professional USB Multi-Pattern Condenser Mic for $39

IF YOUR SMARTPHONE STRATEGY is “The Previous Flagship”, Woot is offering the new condition factory-unlocked with 1-year Samsung warranty Samsung Galaxy S23 ULTRA for $750 or $850 depending on storage. This is a Woot Plus offers, so it will run for 16 days or earlier if sold out.

THEN we head on over to the Creative LIVE On-AIR where we have another long class, this time it’s just over 9.5 hours, it’s “Wedding Photography Business” with Jasmine Star…

LAST BUT NOT LEAST we have another 7+1 formation in the B&H Photo daily deals for Sunday, these ones running in the eastern time zone:

+ Venus KX-800 Flexible Macro Twin Flash for $189
+ plus it can be used as a prop in a steampunk or retro scifi scene!

+ DataColor SpyderCHECKR Color Chart and Calibration Tool for Digital Cameras for $89
+ you can’t possibly be a professional pixel-peeper in 2023 without these!

+ SwissDigital Massaging (yes, you are reading right) Backpacks, two options, $100 after in-cart coupon

+ GVM LED Ring Light Soft Light 600S for $99
+ Don Quixote would call it a windmill of light

+ Robus AQR-60 Quick Release Plate for $10

+ also an iPhone housing and an Air Purifier

+ FLASH DEAL: BOSE Wireless Surround Speakers, two options, for $249 after in-cart coupon

Sat: Godox Knowled M600* Bi Color LED Video Lights

The lighting theme continues at the Adorama dailies for November 4 in 2023 as follows:

+ Godox Knowled M600D Daylight LED Light for $899

+ Godox Knowled M600BI Bi Color LED Video Light for $999

ON the LEARNINGz front, free-streaming on Saturday at 12pm ET at creative LIVE on-AIR you can watch “Get Started with Lifestyle Family Photography” with Elena S. Blair, 4 hour and 43 minute runtime, so it will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.

ON THE FREEBies front, this weekend, through the Lucky-SaveMart-FoodMaXX rewards program, you can score a FREE 5-8oz Stella cheese type thing.

Daily Cheese reminder: what is sold in the US as Parmesan cheese frequently has almost nothing to do with the authentic Italian Parmigiano!

Friday: GVM 800D-RGB LED Studio 3-Video Light Kit for $259

TIMELINE CORRECTION: this was FRIDAY, not THURSDAY! The Rocky Horror Picture show Halloween replays got me in a TIME WARP!

New day, new Adorama Daily deals good for Friday 11/3/23 in the pacific time zone (even though Adorama is in the eastern time zone):

+ GVM 800D-RGB LED Studio 3-Video Light Kit for $259

+ Glow ParaSnap 36″ Octa New Generation SterlingFibre Softbox With Bowens Mount for $149

ON the free-streaming front, starting Thursday at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE on-AIR we have another mega class, this one with a 17-hour time, “Posing and Lighting” with Bambi Cantrell…

IF you have Lucky’s/SaveMart/FoodMaxx grocery stores in your area, they are running a limited time 3-day promotion that gets you gas station gift cards as a bonus IF you buy select products from select brands. I haven’t done this promotion before, so I have no clue how it works.

NEVER too early to start decorating for the Holidays of 2023, which is probably why Amazon is already running an ever-scrolling Holiday Decor sale. Because we can’t possibly reuse last year’s holiday decor – they can now check on social media and “catch us” 😉

Silicone Camera Skins (29o, $14 to $28), SmallRiG, Tech Gloves, 256GB Flash Stick, Etc

We buy clothes for ourselves, but what about our cameras?

The Friday B&H Photo daily deals running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier) if sold out have the answer:

+ Ruggard SleekGuard Silicone Camera Skins, 29 options, for select Sony, Canon, and Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras
+ some skins are good for multiple cameras, eg cameras that share the same/very-similar frame
+ prices range from $14 to $28

+ RucPac Tech Gloves for $30, three options
+ because Winter Is Coming!
+ but the Winds Of Winter are NOT!

+ 256GB Kingston DataTraveler Exodia Onyx Thumb Drive for $14
+ USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
+ Moving Protective Cap, Integrated Key Loop
+ that’s almost 20GB per $1
+ back in our time, we paid $$$$ per MB

+ SmallRIG AP-10 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $84
+ the daily deals are a contest between BAGs and TRIPODs
+ you know where we stand on this controversial topic
+ BAG the BAGS!

+ Benro MeVIDEO Livestream Accessory Kit for $20
+ SuperChats NOT included

+ AuRaY BAC-4A4HB Podcast Kit Gig Travel Case for $40

+ 12pk of NANLite PavoBulb 10C Bi-Color RGBWW LED Bulb for $499
+ Palvov’s dog and Pavlov’s light bulb 😉

+ FLASH DEAL: Ruggard Battery Pouch for 8 AA Batteries (Black) for $5.50
+ because batteries need their bags too!

Thursday: Godox Knowled BiC Lights $499 to $699

Thursday brings along with it two fresh Aorama daily deals of the lighting kind:

+ Godox Knowled M200BI Bi Color LED Light for $499

+ Godox Knowled M300BI Bi Color LED Light for $699

ON the free-streaming front, the Creative LIVE on-AIR headliner starting at 12pm ET is “28 Days of Portrait Photography” with Sue Bryce. This is a monster class with a runtime of 58.5 hours (yes, fifty-eight). Obviously it can’t fit in the 24 hours streaming window, so you’ll probably get the first 24 hours or so. If curious, Lesson #2 is “the Kindle sample” with a runtime of 70 minutes, so you can get a pretty good feel for the class ahead of time.

Thursday: Calibrite, Apple MBP (14.2″, M1 Max), Nanuk, GVM 2LK, MultiCart, Lensbaby Obscura 50 [7o], Etc

Name-brand action at the Thursday 11/2/23 B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lensbaby Obscura 50 with Fixed Body for $100 in Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Fuji X, M43rds, Leica L, Sony E and Pentax K

+ Calibrite ColorChecker Display Pro for $199

+ 256GB LeXaR Professional 1066x CompactFlash Memory Card (UDMA 7) for $100

+ 14.2″ MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip for $2199
+ Late 2021, Space Gray
+ Apple M1 Max 10-Core Chip
+ 64GB Unified RAM
+ 14.2″ 3024×1964 Liquid Retina XDR Screen
+ 32-Core GPU, 16-Core Neural Engine
+ OR you can buy 44 refurbished Chromebooks from Woot 😉

+ GVM 800D-RGB LED Light Panel (2-Light Kit (2LK) ) for $189
+ [all together now]: because you can’t have photography without light!

+ various Nanuk cases, further discounted in-cart

+ MultiCART 8-in-1 Equipment Transporters, four options, various prices

+ FLASH DEAL: UltiMAXX UM-TR60BK 60″ Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head and Quick Release (Black) for $20

Wedn: Sachtler aktiv8T, Flashpoint R2 TTL Flash (Pentax only)

Yes dear readers, the Adorama Daily deals have returned, and there’s two new offerings for Wednesday:

+ Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL On-Camera Round Flash Speedlight For Pentax (Godox V1) for $129
+ it appears only the PENTAX is on sale
+ fun alt fact: the company got its name because they were in favor of …taxing pens

+ Sachtler aktiv8T Touch & Go Fluid Head with SpeedLevel Technology for $1747~

ON the FREE-STREAMING front, starting at 12pm ET at Creative LiVe On-AiR the headliner is a Pye Jirsa class, “Incredible Engagement Photography” with a 10.5 hour runtime.

Wedn: Sirui 24/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x for $349 [5o], Tenba 16L Backpack, Delkin CFxB, LumeCube, Robus, Etc

And just like that, it’s time for the Half Time Show of the Week. In other words, it’s Wednesday! We start with another LENZE DAYE [all apologies to the Spelling Police for triggering you with multiple mizzspellingz] at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11/1/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Yes, with that, we have entered Black Friday month! There’s an “early Black Friday sale” on every street corner. And Dollar Tree is already out of the Xmas and Valentine’s and Easter products 😉

+ Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for $349 in Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds, Canon RF and Nikon Z
+ the Leica L variant is SOLD OUT

+ Tenba Shootout 16L DSLR Backpack (Black, 2018 Edition) for $100

+ LumeCUBE XL RGB LED Tube Light (4ft) for $250

+ robUS RTH-1050 Triple Action Ball Head for $200

+ SmallRIG VB99 Mini V-Mount Battery (99Wh) for $239 minus $84 in-cart coupon
+ yes, true fact, I’m too brain-lazy to do the subtraction in my head or open up the calculator app 😉

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

+ Optoma L1 1050-Lumen XPR UHD 4K Ultra Short-Throw 4-LED Projector for $1099
+ not to be confused with Free-Throws in basketball

+ FLASH DEAL: SHAPE Pro Video Carbon Fiber Tripod with 100mm Bowl & Fluid Head (45 lb Payload) for $1974~
+ OR you can travel back in time and buy 197 Ritz/Wolf single-use tripods 😉

Adorama Daily Deals RETURN with GVM BiC Light and Flashpoint TTL Speed light w/Adapter Set for $129 [7o]

Excitement time for Adorama fans as their daily deals have returned in the spotlight, with the “Top Deals” now becoming the “opening act” in the basement (below the daily deals). As before, new daily deals starts at 3am eastern time each day. The ones good until Wednesday at 3am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ GVM 520LS 30W Bi-Color LED Video Soft Light Panel for $89

+ Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL Speedlight Flash for $129 with FREE Glow ParaPop OTA Adapter Set for the Glow Hexa & Parapop Series Softboxes
+ available in seven system/brand options
+ the daily deal link points to the Sony versions, but once you get there, you can jump around to the other options as well

TIRED of charging and recharging your smartwatches every 12 hours? Amazon comes to the rescue as they have an 8-page sale of real (analogue) watches from Citizen, Skagen, Klein, Timex, Fossil and many more.

Tuesday: Lexar UHS-II SDXC, Benro, Gitzo Mountaineer, DSLR Parka, Cine Case, Commercial Fashion Pho, Etc

The lenze dayze party is over but there’s more name-brand action at the Tuesday 10/31/23 B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ Benro MeVIDEO Livestream Triple Cold Shoe Adapter for $8
+ Influenser Photographer PRO TIP: hot shoes are great for the winter, and cold shoes great for the summer 😉

+ 2-pack of LEXAR 128GB Professional 1667x UHS-II SDXC for $55
+ that’s $27.50 per UHS-II card
+ optionally buy together with Lexar USB-C dual slot card reader for $67 total

+ Gitzo GK3532-82QD Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head for $750 after massive in-cart coupon
+ me personally, I’m holding out for the West Virginia Mountaineers Edition with the Bob Huggins scowl imprinted 😉

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40

+ PortaBRACE Cinema Compact Soft Case for Assembled Cine-Style Camera (Black) for $220 with FREE Lens Cup (choice of two options)

+ CoreSWX Sharkfin Battery Plate for Gold Mount Camera for $399

+ Antelope Discrete 4 Pro Synergy Core Desktop 14×20 Audio Interface for $748~

+ FLASH DEAL: Explorer Magnetic Tripod iPhone Mount for MagSafe for $34

The Creative LIVE ON-AIR headliner (when I say this, I mean from a photography/videography perspective) starting Tuesday at 12pm ET is “Commercial Fashion Photography” with Miss Aniela, 15.5 hour runtime, so it will stream only once in full during the free-streaming window.

Monday: Venus 9/T2.9 Cine, Tenba DNA, LumeCube 2.0, Manfrotto, GVM PRO, Ponte Leather, Anton Bauer for Sony a7/9, Etc

Back to back Lenze Dayze at the B&H Photo daily deals, good until Monday 10/30/23 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens for $449 in black in six options: RF, E, m43rds, Z, X, L
+ the RF option is also available in silver for $499

+ LumeCube 2.0 Professional 22-Piece LED Lighting Kit for Camera Video & Photography for $140

+ GVM Pro SD200B Bi-Color LED Monolight (200W) for $189

+ Ponte Leather Canvas Camera Lift-Strap for $15 in four color options

+ Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Drag Video Head with MVT502AM Tripod and Carry Bag for $250 after in-cart coupon
+ a day without a tripod is not a day!

+ LG UltraWide 34BQ650-W 34″ 1080p HDR 100 Hz Monitor for $269

+ Anton BAuer Titon Base Kit for Sony a9, a7R III, a7S III for $236~

+ FLASH DEAL: Tenba DNA 15 Slim Messenger Bag (Black Special Edition) for $100

AND for The Cable Fan Club, the Monday MEH daily deal is a 3-Pack of Statik 360 Pro 100W Universal Magnetic Charge Cable (6ft) for $30 plus shipping.

The Creative LIVE ON-AIR free-streaming headliner starting Monday at 12pm ET is Film and Digital Formats for “Creative Fashion Photography” with Emily Soto with 81 minute runtime, so it will repeat multiple times.

Sunday: Bolt TTL flash, Lensbaby OMNI, SmallRiG, Tenba BYOB, Benro, Sandisk microSD, Etc

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET, you have haz the following B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Bolt wireless TTL flash for $35 in your choice of Fuji or Sony

+ Lensbaby OMNI Deluxe Bundle for $130

+ Tenba BYOB 13 Camera Insert for $35, in two color options
+ yes, you can make (almost) any bag a camera bag!

+ Teter Rock Solid LoPro Smartphone Mount for $5

+ Benro MeVIDEO Livestream Aluminum Stand with Ball Head for $15

+ SmallRIG FreeBlazer Heavy-Duty Carbon Fiber Tripod System for $299

+ also Audio Technica headphones

+ flash deal: 128GB Sandisk Apex Legends UHS-I microSDXC for the Nintendo Switch for $15.50

AND IF YOU want to get into a Halloween type of mood, there’s a “spine-chilling” ebook sale for the Kindle…

Saturday (FREE to Watch): Masking in LR Mobile

The headliner Creative LIVE On-AIR free-streaming class starting at 12pm ET on SAturday is “Mastering Masking with Lightroom Mobile” with Lisa Carney, 103 minute runtime. The introduction lesson (16 min) is the “kindle sample” – you can watch it any time – to see if the class might be of interest. Given the runtime, it will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.

On the FREEBIES front, the Lucky’s/Savemart chains are giving away a FREE 26oz Teddy’s Soda through their rewards program.

Outdoorsy hippies might be interested in a new REI Outlet clearance sale with 540+ participating items!

Good until the end of October 2023, Woot is having a tech sale with a Halloween theme, Tech Treats that includes a $40 refurbished Polaroid instant camera, AmazonBasics single-use (72pk for $18) and rechargeable batteries, wall chargers, new condition Google Pixel 7 for $440, and various other techie things.

Speaking of Woot, they are having a budget sneakers sale until 11/4/23 of the name-brand kind, with most of the options in the $30s…

Samsung S23 FE with $100 Gift Card for $600 to $660

If you want to have a phone whose name ends in S23 but don’t want to pay the price for the flagship triumvirate, Samsung has you covered too with the new “S23 FE” (Fan Edition) with a launch promotion of $600 bundled with a $100 Amazon plastic gift card. This is the 128GB. The 256GB version goes for +$60. You can also get it bundled with the new “FE Buds” for +$50. Because Samsung has a plan!

Speaking of Amazon, they are currently running a seven-page Clearance Sale on Amazon’s house brand products, including AmazonBasics bags (not camera-specific), cables, single-use batteries, and all kinds of things.

Sirui 1.25x Anamorphic Adapter, Silence Corner Rotating Colars, 512GB Flash Stick for $47, Manfrotto, Gitzo Mountaineer, Etc

A busy day at the Friday B&H Photo daily deals which, as usually, run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sirui 1.25x Anamorphic Adapter for $299
+ for up to 85mm Front Diameter Lenses Mounts on Lenses with 82mm Front Thread
+ Creates 16:9 Images on 4:3 Sensors

+ Silence Corner Atoll S Rotating Camera Collar for select cameras for $79, three options, check listings for compatibility details

+ 512GB Kingston DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Flash Drive (Red) for $47
+ yes, they managed to make USB Type A complicated too with all these versions and sub-versions 😉

+ Manfrotto tripod accessories, two options, $90 or $120

+ Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) for $900 after in-cart coupon

+ PortaBRACE Cable Tote Bag (Large) for $80

+ Silicon Power memory card sale, seven options, including microSD, SDXC UHS-II, and CF Express Type B, from $7 (microSD) to $320

+ flash deal: LEXAR CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader for $25
+ customer reviews not very happy with it

For FRIDAY, the Meh daily deal is a 12-pack of Merkury Innovations Smart Wi-Fi LED Strips (9.8 feet) for $36 plus shipping. That’s 12 Xmas gifts in one shopping cart 🙂

It’s back to basics at the Creative LIVE on-AIr free-streaming starting at 12pm ET on Friday, it’s the return of their resident gear-head John Greengo with the 1.5 hour class “Photography Basics: Cameras, Technique, and Composition”. There’s also a 6-minute video on his favorite ten digital cameras – as of the time of the recording of that video, so it would be interesting to see which ones! Sony F828? Olympus C-4040? Kodak CCD DSLRs? 🙂

Thursday: Tenba CF wallet, Sachtler Rollpak, GVM Light Kits, EasyRiG STABIL, Benro, Delkin CFxA, $20 BT 5.3 headphone, Etc

Thirsty for new deals? Thursday is here with the power to quench your …power thirst at the MEH website where you can get the refurbished Phase2 Energy PowerBlock 500W/478Wh Portable Power Station for $100 plus shipping with a 90-day warranty. This can also be used in your home or office or RV workouts as it weighs 13 pounds!

Top Deals mode continues at the Adorama dailies with the latest additions being a Sandisk CF Express Type-B memory card and a Seagate FireCuda internal SSD…

We have another 7+1 formation at the Thursday B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tenba Reload CF 6 Card Wallet for $8
+ two color options, good for color-coding full vs empty cards!
+ as the “CF” in the name hints, this is for CompactFlash cards
+ bag the memory card bags!

+ Sachtler Camera Rollpak for $208
+ or you can buy 10 AmazonBasics backpacks 😉
+ bag the rolling BAGS!

+ GVM Light Kits, four options, $90 to $168
+ options are 1 or 2 lights, and with or without specific accessories

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

+ SmallRIG VB50 Mini V-Mount Battery (50Wh) for $119 after in-cart couponization

+ EasyRIG Minimax STABIL Light Gimbal/Camera Support System for $1999
+ looks complicated to my bird brain

+ Benro CLT203 2-Series Induro Classic Carbon Fiber Tripod for $150
+ yes, our favorite emo jedi Ben Ro is back, still disappointed Disney+ has not YET green-lit a TV series in his name

+ flash deal: Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger 2-Transceiver Kit for Canon for $50

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY to start thinking about holiday season gift-giving, at least that’s the thinking at Amazon as they have curated an interesting collection of UNIQUE GIFTS. And it’s not just designer and expensive items. For example, if you don’t want to pay big bucks for Apple or BOSE or Sony headphones, for just $20 you can get this KVIDIO Bluetooth in multiple color options, with a 4.5 out of 5 on over 10K customer ratings. It’s Bluetooth 5.3, with 18 months warranty, can also play music via 3.5mm audio cable, USB-C charging (cable included!), 65 hours promised playback time, foldable, etc, etc, etc.

Wednesday: Tamron 35/1.8 Di VC USD SP for $359 [N], Tenba, Sachtler, PROGRADE CFast 2.0, Robus, Etc

Good until Wednesday 10/25/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, you can have these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Tamron SP 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD for $359 in Nikon F only

+ Kaiser Slimlite Plano 5000K Battery/AC Lightbox (12.6 x 9.0″) for $100

+ Robus Quick Release Clamp with Arca-Type Plate for $40

+ Sachtler aktiv12T Touch & Go Fluid Head with SpeedLevel & 7-Step Drag (100mm) for $2999
+ or you can buy 70 of the above 😉

+ PROGRADE CFast 2.0 Cobalt Memory Cards, four options

+ Elvid StudioVision Dual 7″ Rackmount Monitor for $500

+ Vello SM-LV Selfie Mirror Viewer for Vlogging for $13

+ flash deal: Tenba Sue Bryce Hat Box Shoulder Bag (Black) for $100
+ bag the hat bag!

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to operate in “Top Deals” mode.

The headliner of the Wednesday Creative live on-air is the “Fine Art Conceptual Photography from Shoot through Post-Processing” class with Bella Kotak, Pratik Naik with nearly a 10.5 hour runtime, so it will run twice in its entirety during the free-streaming window which starts at 12pm ET daily.

Tuesday: LG, Gitzo, Tenba Backpack, Lensbaby Fixed Body w/Fisheye Optic for $120 [6o], Etc

A new day dawns (figuratively, and eventually actually) at the Tuesday B&H Photo daily deals and it’s a LENS day, well, a baby lens day 🙂

+ Lensbaby Fixed Body with Fisheye Optic for $120 in Canon EF, RF, Fuji X, Nikon F, Z, Sony E
+ no fish were harmed in the making of this fish-eye 🙂

+ Tenba Fulton 10L Backpack (Black) for $50
+ no, do not put 10L of water inside 🙂

+ Gitzo GT3543XLS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Extra Long) for $850 after in-cart coupon
+ a copy of ZZ Tops “Legs” is NOT included

+ LG UH5F-H 55″ Class 4K UHD Digital Signage & Conference Room Smart IPS LED Display for $799
+ back in our time, we just used a cardboard and a permanent marker – and someone who could write legibly 😉

+ some audio action: CAD studio pack, Philips Bluetooth speaker and AU earphones

+ flash deal: 512GB PNY PRO Elite USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Type A) for $50
+ that’s around 10GB/$

ON THE free-to-watch front, starting Tue 12pm ET at the Creative LIVE On-AIR, the headliner is “Strategies to Grow Your Photo Business” with Tomayia Colvin, 77 minutes long, so it will repeat multiple times throughout the free-streaming window.

Monday: GVM BiC Panels, PeakD x Logitech Bag, Benro CF Tripod, ObsBOT, Wooden, Etc

Good until Monday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out we have these B&H Photo dailies:

+ GVM YU150R PRO Bi-Color RGB LED Studio Panel for $449
+ 250W variant for $799, 300W variant for $849

+ Peak Design x Logitech G Everyday Backpack Zip (20L) for $180
+ yes, you get a bag with TWO surnames, that’s just $95 per surname 😉

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Carbon Fiber Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod (Pacific Blue) for $110
+ great color option for posers 😉

+ ObsBOT Me AI-Powered Selfie Smartphone Mount for $99 after in-cart coupon

+ Anton & Bauer 4 x Titon 90 Gold Mount Batteries and GM2 Charger Kit (Special 50th Anniversary Edition) for $1199

+ Wooden Director’s Monitor Cage v3 with Dual Carbon Fiber Handgrips for $179
+ yes, if the director is misbehaving, you can put him in a cage 😉

The baby photography theme continues at Creative LIVE On-AiR, the current headliner is a 10-hour class “Lifestyle Newborn Photography – In the Home” with Emily Lucarz

Woot Plus: Chromebooks $43+ and Coffee Gear (30 options)

Woot Plus is where the longer-running and leftover deals reside at Woot! And running right now is the third incarnation of The Chromebook Sale featuring a mix of refurbished and new condition with prices ranging from $43 (yes, forty three) to $270. A total of ten options are available, and most of the major brands are participating. Sale ends 10/28/23 or earlier if sold out.

Keep in mind some of these models are too old to be receiving OS and security updates from The Google. Check the listings and the Google Auto Update policy page for specific models.

If you have existing Chromebooks, check for those too because Google had/has been adding years to the expiration dates. Plus, they appear to be sending updates to some of the Chromebooks that are already beyond the expiration date.

What goes with Chromebooks? Why, what else, COFFEE! Woot Plus is running a Coffee Gear sale running until 10/31/23 or earlier if sold out (one has soldout already), featuring 30 different options! The sale features diverse coffee preparation methods, from Ninja DualBrew to automatic brewers, cold-brew makers, italian-style stovetop, french press [if you haven’t tried the James Hoffmann don’t press the filter technique, be sure to try it out), vintage-style espresso machines (with adorable flip switches), burr grinders, frothers, Nespresso type, water kettles, and various accessories!

If you are not sure about caffeine, or how much to consume and how to use it for your benefit, here’s the Andrew Huberman Caffeine episode, YouTube-embedded below…

Thank you for your interest in Coffee Science!

Sunday: USB drive, FLiR Spot, Joby Pod, Sachtler, Baby Pho, Etc

Sunday is here and we start with a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ 64GB Kingston DataTraveler Kyson USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A Flash Drive for $7

+ FLiR TG54 Spot IR Thermometer with Standard Input (NIST Certified) for $250
+ yes, you can capture the dimension-shifting aliens with this one 😉

+ JoBy GorillaPod Mobile Mini Flexible Stand for Smartphones for $10

+ SmallRIG AD-80 FreeBlazer Heavy-Duty Aluminum Tripod System for $199
+ or you can buy ten Joby pods above 😉

+ O’Connor Camera Assistant Bag for $235

+ Tascam TM-250U Supercardioid USB Type-C Condenser Mic for $29
+ it’s hard to complain that Tascam products are expensive!

The baby theme continues at this round of free-streaming creative LIVE on-AiR starting on Sunday at 12pm Et with a 14-hour class, “Baby Plans: Photographing the Early Years” with Julia Kelleher…

NEW GVM PRO spotlight kits are among the latest things added to the Adorama daily deals that continue to run in “Top Deals” mode…

Tenba Camera Insert (BYOB), SpyderLensCAL AF Calibration, Benro, microSDXC, Manfrotto, Etc

If you are looking for another reason to be glued on to your phone or laptop , the MEH website comes to the rescue with a Halloween type of a MEH-rathon!

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

+ Tenba BYOB 7 Camera Insert Black/Lime for $18
+ yes, you can turn anything and everything into a camera bag
+ and put a bird on it! #Portlandia

+ DataCOLOR SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

+ Benro MeVIDEO Live Stream Mini Ball Head for $8
+ that’s just the price of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice frappuccinno with extra hits of sugar 😉

+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC for $12
+ C10, 100/10

+ iLUV Time Shaker 6Q Wow Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker & Wireless Qi Charging for $30
+ sounds scary!

+ SOLD OUT within three hours: BushNell 10×42 Trophy XLT Binocular (Green), was $60 off

+ flash deal: Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-BHQ2 Aluminum Tripod with XPRO Ball Head and 200PL QR Plate for $200

THEN to the Friday CREATIVE live on-AIR we geaux, where the free-streaming headliner starting at 12pm ET is “Baby Safety and Posing for Newborn Photographers” with Kelly Brown, runtime 9.5 hours!

Not sure if the photographers are newborn, or it is photography of newborns 😉

Thursday: Posing 101, GVM, BenQ, Manfrotto, Shimoda, Etc

It is true, Thursday is here and running until 10/19/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out we have these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Shimoda Explore 40 Backpack (Sea Pine) for $100
+ it looks so beautiful I would dare not use it in the real world for fear it gets dirty or damaged 😉
+ BAG the sexy BAGS!

+ Manfrotto 131TC Tablemount Geared Column with Clamp for $180 after in-cart coupon

+ GVM Wireless Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (31″) with iOS/Android app control for $279

+ BenQ GV10 100-Lumen WVGA DLP LED Portable Projector for $99
+ WVGA 854 x 480 native resolution
+ what? you thought you’d get an 8K projector for $99? 🙂

+ Xerox B305 Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printer for $200

+ headphone extension cable for $5

DO YOU WANT to learn how to be a poser? The Creative LIVE On-AIR can’t help with that today, but the headliner free-streamer at 12pm ET is “Posing 101” with Lindsay Adler, a 14-hour class!

Vanguard VEO BH-250S Dual Axis Ball Head for $105

As part of another variant of the Serious Crap Clearance sale at Woot, one can grab the new condition Vanguard VEO BH-250S Dual Axis Ball Head for $105 with free shipping for Prime members. Up to ten per customer. Sale ends 10/30/23 or earlier if sold out.

PS: if something doesn’t sell out, it typically gets cycled to future Woot sales until it is sold out or they lose it in the warehouse or the accountants starting looking for something to write off 😉

Wedn: Venus Optics Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine for $1199 [5o], GVM PRO, Case Logic, Gitzo Systematic, Joby Pod, Etc

Hooray-Hooray it’s a LENZ DAYE at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Wednesday 10/18/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine for $1199 in Canon EF and RF, Sony E, Leica L and PL-mount

+ GVM Pro SD300B Bi-Color LED Monolight for $289 in 300W or $749 in 650W

+ Gitzo GT5543LS Systematic Series 5 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) for $1000 after a …$420 in-cart coupon

+ CaseLOGIC Viso Camera Sling Bag (Medium, Black) for $25
+ Bag the BAGS!

+ JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand PRO for $35

+ Philips true wireless for $75

ON the free-streaming front starting at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE ON-AIR for Wednesday we have three potentially interesting classes:

+ “Family Photography: Creating a Successful Business” with Kirsten Lewis, nearly 11 hours long

+ “Greeting Cards in Photoshop” with Khara Plicanic, 2 hours long

+ “Optimize Your Online Store” with Andreea Ayers, nearly 5.5 hours long

Amazon has Funkos, P&G and …XMas ebooks
The Amazon USA Gold Box has gone wild with a variety of things:

+ FUNKO POPs starting at $5, including Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, etc

+ Spend $100+ on select P&G products and receive a $25 Amazon credit
+ brands include Bounty, Cascade, Charmin, Puffs, Downy, Pampers, Gain, Febreeze, Swiffer, Gillette, Braun, Pantene, Olay, Always Discreet, Meta Mucil (or just buy bulk psyllium husk instead), etc
+ it’s only a matter of time before P&G buys a camera company too 😉

+ 110+ Xmas Kindle ebooks including romances and mysteries

Tuesday (Kindle ebook): How to Photograph Everything: Simple Techniques for Shooting Spectacular Images for $2

This recurring deal is …recurring again, at the Kindle daily deals for Tuesday 10/17/23, it is the Kindle ebook version of “How to Photograph Everything: Simple Techniques for Shooting Spectacular Images” by the editors of Popular Photography for $2.

It is 528 pages and as of the time of writingit averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 205 global ratings. You can send a sample to your Kindle device/app and also “Look Inside” with a web browser.

Tuesday: Nanuk, SmallRiG, CFast 2.0, SmallHD, Sachtler, Etc

Thank you for your interest in Deal Science! We start with the latest B&H Photo daily deals running until Tuesday 10/17/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ SmallRIG RM75 Mini On-Camera LED Video Light for $39

+ Nanuk 923 15″ Laptop Case (Black) for $150 after in-cart coupon
+ yes, the case costs more than some basic refurbished laptops 🙂

+ SmallHD ULTRA 5 Bright Touchscreen Monitor for $1549

+ 512GB SiliconPower Cinema PRO CFX 310 CFast 2.0 Memory Card for $200

+ Sachtler Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) for $486
+ OR you can travel back in time and buy 48 Ritz/Wolf camera single-use tripods 😉

+ some Eartec headset thing for $249
+ OR you can buy 24 Chi-Fi earphones that sound better!

MEANwhile the headliner starting at 12pm ET at the free-streaming Creative LIVE ON-AIR is a 2 hour and 17 minute class by Chris Weston “Mastering your digital camera”. Lesson #1 is the “Kindle sample”.

Monday: Calibrite Color checker, ObsBot, PhotoCross 15, Glyph BlackBox, Benro, Etc

Good until Monday 10/16/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, you can haz the following B&H Photo daily deals:

+ CaliBrite ColorChecker Passport Video for $99

+ ObsBOT Meet 4K Webcam for $89

+ Mindshift PhotoCross 15 Backpack for $100, two options

+ Glyph 14TB Blackbox PRO Enterprise Class 7200 rpm USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 External Hard Drive for $340
+ 16TB version for $380

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Carbon Fiber Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod for $150

+ GVM teleprompter