Archives for February 2024

Thursday: Leap, Philips Hue Lighting, Godox Dive Tube lights, SwissDigital, PortKeys, GVM Slider, Color Theory for Photographers, ASUS R7 for $380, Etc

They may not be professional lighting gear, but is light, and Woot is running a big Leap and Philips Hue sale until 3/6/24 or earlier if sold out. All kinds of light bulbs and related items are offered, a total of 58 options as of the time of writing.

Thursday arrives at the B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ Godox Dive Tube lights, Daylight or RGB, six options, $59 to $199

+ Swiss Digital Neptune Massaging Backpack (Black) for $80
+ yes, you read right, massaging
+ happy ending NOT included πŸ˜‰

+ PortKEYS PT6 5.2″ 4K HDMI Touchscreen Monitor for $109

+ GVM Aluminum Alloy Motorized Camera Slider (48″) for $220

+ Deity Pocket Wireless Digital Microphone Mobile Kit with Tripod & Smartphone Clamp (2.4 GHz, Black) for $100

+ also Auray audio filter for $69

Only 80 minutes, this class may be too tempting to pass up, starting on Thursday at 12pm ET (and repeating multiple times) at Creative LIVE ON-AIRZzZ is “Color Theory for Photographers” with Blake Rudis. The first two lessons (27 min) are the “Kindle samples”, you can watch them at any time to see if this is something of potential interest.

Meticulous research has shown that if you are a fan of eating, you may also be a fan of cooking. OF course correlation does not mean causation, so further research is needed πŸ˜‰ Which brings us to the Amazon Gold Box having this Carote Granite Induction Cooking Set (ten items, five of which you can cook in, the other five are lids and accessories) for $80 with free returns.

RYZEN or Die Tryin’ at the Best Buy daily deals with the 16-inch ASUS Vivobook with the Ryzen 7 5800HS, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD, FHD, Win 11H, no touchscreen, Wifi 6, HDMI, etc going for $380. Yes, three hundred and eighty πŸ™‚

LEAP DAY means extra stamps at Barnes and Noble, double stamps for rewards members and triple stamps for paying members!

Clearance time at the REI Outlet with over 7500 products on sale for UP TO 50% off…

Wednesday: Delkin CFxB, Sachtler FH, O’Connor Bag, Sony FX cages, B+W Pho, Etc

And just like that, Wednesday fell upon us all! We start at the MEH website where they have a lighting sale, but lighting for normies, aka, lamps! A total of six options are available from 11″ to 57″. Prices range from $20 to $40. Shipping is extra unless you are paying MEH-member [their Prime variant scheme].

Next up we head on over to the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Magnus MaxiGrip Flexible Tripod (Black) for $7

+ Sirui camera cages for Sony FX-series, $39 to $64

+ O’Connor Camera Assistant Bag for $238
+ no, an assistant is NOT included inside the bag πŸ˜‰

+ Sachtler Ace XL Fluid Head (75mm Bowl) for $470

+ Delkin 2TB POWER CFexpress Type B for $400
+ optionally buy together with Delkin USB 3.2 CFexpress Type B Card and SD UHS-II Memory Card Reader for $465

+ HP Z24m G3 QHD 23.8″ 1440p HDR Conferencing Monitor for $150
+ 16:9 IPS Panel
+ HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, USB Type-C and Type-A
+ RJ45
+ QHD 2560 x 1440 at 90 Hz

The Wednesday headliner starting at 12pm ET at Creative LiVE ON-AiR is Ben Willmore’s “Dramatic Black & White Architecture”, 92 minutes long.

Shipping February 28 (theoretically): Fuji X100 VI for $1600

UPDATE 2/29/24: the Adorama estimated availability date has jumped to June 1st (2024) for both color options! Patience, once again, is a virtue πŸ™‚

The promised release date is coming, February 28 in 2024 is when the Fuji X100 VI is expected to start shipping! It is available in two color schemes, and goes for $1600. Check the latest availability updates at B&H Photo and Adorama.

PS: the situation is rather confused at Amazon as of the time of writing.

PS2: as you can see at KEH Camera, prices of previous X100 models seem to be holding up rather well all things considered.

PS3: as Wikipedia reminds us, the Fuji X100 series began with a showcase at Photokina 2010.

PS4: if you want a refresher (or a ..fresher) on the X100 VI, here’s the dpreview initial review by …the lead singer of the Psychadelic Furs (!?!?!) πŸ™‚

Tuesday: Portraiture, Samsung T9 SSD, Lexar CFast 2, Shape, VidPRO, Benro, SmallHD, Etc

Tuesday is here, no lenses this time, but we have a bit of a storage theme at the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ VidPRO MP-20 Action Pole for Action Cameras & Smartphones for $10

+ Shape Camera Bag with Removable Pouches for $173~
+ yes, removable pouches means you can re-purpose them in other bags!
+ bag inception is a thing!

+ Benro CLT204 2-Series Induro Classic Carbon Fiber Tripod for $170

+ SmallHD Cine 7 RED RCP2 Monitor Kit for KOMODO/DSMC3 for $1599

+ LEXAR 256GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 for $150

+ 1TB Samsung T9 Portable SSD for $100 after in-cart coupon
+ 2TB of above for $150 after in-cart coupon
+ 2TB wins the GB/$ in a landslide!

The PORTRAITURE theme continues today starting at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE ON AIR with a 14-hour “Portrait Photography Boot camp” class by Lindsay Adler. Lesson #6, “Intro to Studio Lighting” (73 min) is the “kindle sample” you can watch at any time to see if it’s something of potential interest.

Batteries (mostly single-use) participate in Amazon $60+/$15 promotion

It’s SPRING somewhere, and Amazon has launched a Spring Cleaning promotion: spend $60+ on select participating household products (Pink, Scott, Windex, Ecos, Cottonele, Snuggle, Hefty, Clorox, etc) and receive a $15 Amazon Credit using promo code STOCKUPSAVE (one word) over there. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies.

Also part of the promotion are single-use batteries from Duracell, Rayovac, Energizer and Amazon Basics. Not just the usual sizes but also some of the button-y types, along with the Duracell Ion Speed 1000 bundle that includes a 4-slot charger, 6 AA and 2 AAA pre-charged rechargeables for $28. This is the very last item in the vertical strip of batteries in the promotional page. You can click left on the vertical strip arrows to get to it quickly.

NOTE that when you click on the Ion Speed in the vertical strip, Amazon takes you to a different option than the one shown. You may want to try “add to cart” directly from the strip to make sure you get the one that is eligible for the promotion. OR just play with them and see what the shopping cart tells you.

NOTE also that there are TWO vertical strips of batteries. You can use your browser’s search function to look for “batteries” to find them. The two vertical strips are adjacent.

Remember, the $60+ minimum can be reached by any combination of eligible products. For example, you could buy three Ion Speed 1000 bundles ($28 each).

Monday: TCL tablet, Nanuk 963, Zoom H6, Manfrotto Nitro, Rokinon 135/1.8 FE, Etc

Monday is here and we have another lenze daye at the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Rokinon AF 135mm f/1.8 FE for $599 in Sony E

+ Nanuk 963 Hard Wheeled Case with Divider Set (Black) for $260

+ 10.1″ Tab 10 5G Tablet for $120
+ 2.4 GHz MediaTek Kompanio 800T Octa-Core
+ 4GB of RAM
+ 10.1″ TFT-IPS 1920 x 1200

+ Zoom H6 All Black 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Single Mic Capsule (Black) for $170

+ UltimaXX 6.5″ Mini Tabletop Tripod / Pistol Grip for $7

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech tripodalia, seven options, $727 to $1022

TOP DEALS continue to rule the day at the Adorama daily deals

We spend about 1/3rd of our lives in bed, and that’s probably where most future humans are made, yet we spend little time in researching mattresses! If you like to have …nectar in bed, Amazon has a sale on Nectar mattresses, three size options, $350 to $699.

HEADLING the Monday Creative LIVE ON AIR starting at 12pm ET is a 2.5 hour Lindsay Adler class, “Posing for Curvy Women”.

IF you are a fan of Viewsonic computer monitors, there’s a big sale of them at WOOT until 3/4/24 (or earlier if sold out). These are factory refurbished with a 90-day warranty, with prices ranging from $80 to $1000.

Sunday: Venus 25mm f2.8 Ultra Macro [7o], IndiPRO, VidPRO, Etc

Lenze Dayze are back at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro for $329 in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Leica L

+ PortaBrace Heavy-Duty Sandbag (15 lb, Black, Empty) for $27

+ IndiPRO 450Wh USB-A, USB-C, and DC Barrel Quick Charger for $190

+ VidPRO UV-BOX UVC Sanitizer Box with Wireless Charging Pad for $15

+ also CAD mic and Direct Sound cable

Nextorage SDXC UHS-II, Tenba SD card wallet, Case Logic Roller, Benro Hydra, Etc

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

+ Tenba Reload SD 9 Card Wallet for $10, two color options
+ as the name suggests, this can take up to nine SD cards

+ Nextorage 256GB NX-F2SE Series UHS-II SDXC for $60
+ V60, U3, C10
+ also offers on CFexpress Typ B cards

+ Case Logic BRYBPR-116 Bryker Backpack Roller (Black) for $60
+ bag the bags, roll the rollers!

+ Oben Car Window Mount for $13

+ Benro Induro Hydra 2 Waterproof Carbon Fiber Series #2 Tripod for $175
+ yes, our favorite emo Jedi Ben Ro is dabbling in the Marvel universe too!

+ also JBL Bluetooth speaker

MEANwhile Adorama continues to operate in “Top Deals” mode, followed by “Trending Deals”.

CAN’T DECIDE between a toaster oven and an air fryer? Amazon has the Gourmia Toaster Oven x Air Fryer combo device for $60 on sale, but there’s also a limited time $5 off clip-on (click-on) coupn that drops it to $55. It averages 4.4 out of 5 on nearly 700 customer ratings.

DO YOU frequently run out of ebooks to read? The Kindle Monthly sale has over 2000 options!

STARTING to free-stream at 12pm ET on Friday at Creative LIVE ON-AIR there’s a class on pregnant and newborn photography, an Etsy Store 101 class, and a color and composition class from an art and design perspective.

LIGHTING is so passe! USB-C is the new magical thing! Woot seems to agree because their headliner Friday daily deal is the new condition Apple 20W USB-C Fast Power Adapter offered for $12. One per customer! This is actual Apple brand with a 1-year Apple warranty!

X-Box time at NewEgg, their Group Buy for Friday is a 12-month Xbox Game Pass Core offered for $49 if it is 100% unlocked by Friday at 11:59pm Pacific time. It is 12% unlocked as of 4am Pacific time! This is email delivery, US registered accounts only says the page over there.

Thursday: Think Tank Mirrorless, GVP CF Slider, Manfrotto Tripods, Woot-OFFs, Etc

Thirsty Thursday is here with a new set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 2/22/24 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20 Camera Bag for $28 in three color options

+ GVM GP-120QD Motorized Carbon Fiber Video Slider (48″) for $249

+ Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINGA Aluminum Tripod with Ground Spreader for $678
+ carbon fiber for $732

+ LG 27BP85UN-W 27″ 4K HDR Monitor for $260

+ also IDX batteries and Auray speaker stands

A SUPERGROUP class headlines Creative LIVE ON AIR at 12pm ET, “Modern Women’s Portraiture” with four famous photographers, 17 hour runtime!

We have two Woot-OFFs at Woot, running until 10pm central time, at the Woot Shirts and at the Woot Clearance/Sellout

Wednesday: Posing, $43+ Chromebooks, 18TB Seagate, Angelbird SDXC, Etc

Refurbished Chromebooks under $100, starting at $43 is a Woot Plus deal running until 2/26/24 or earlier if sold out. As of the time of writing, nine are in-stock and two have sold out. There’s options from Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP. Some are scratch and dent as well.

Limited time coupon at NewEgg, you can have the new condition Seagate 18TB Exos X18 (7200rpm, SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Enterprise Hard Drive HDD, model ST18000NM000J) for $260 after using coupon code SYUDP2Z75 over there.

Posing time at Creative LIVE on air for Wednesday, a 4+ hour “Posing 101: Women” class by Lindsay Adler will repeat in full about 5 times during the free streaming window.

A rather quiet day at the B&H Photo daily deals, there’s a Lowepro bag that is not well-reviewed, smartphone gimbals, an expensive cart, an expensive camera monitor and a Deity mic. The star of this sale is a 256GB Angelbird SDXC card (UHS-I) with a 128GB USB flash drive for $33, or a 64GB with the same flash drive for $13.

Tuesday: Nanuk 955, Shape CF Tripod, CoreSWX, Oben BH, 5-bay Array, Acer, Intel 12th Gen, Etc

Tuesday is here, which means Monday is over, hooray πŸ˜‰ We have a fresh six-pack of B&H Photo daily deals good until 2/20/24 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Nanuk 955 Hard Wheeled Case with Divider Set (Black) for $200

+ Shape Pro Video Carbon Fiber Tripod with 100mm Bowl & Fluid Head (33 lb Payload) for $999
+ OR you can buy 99 Ritz and Wolf tripods πŸ˜‰

+ CoreSWX batteries, four options, $289 to $1895

+ O’Ben BC-139 Ball Head (BH) for $95

+ Ponte Black Leather Brooklyn Camera Lift-Strap (Black) for $14

+ Oyen Mobius Pro 5C 5-Bay USB Type-C External Drive Array Enclosure for $149

MEANwhile at the Amazon Gold Box:

+ 11-page sale headlined by Nespresso coffee machinery
+ just don’t let the coffee hipsters see these when they are visiting your house πŸ˜‰

+ Intel 12th generation processors, various options of i5, i7 and i9

+ Computer-alia sale headlined by ACER, including laptops, monitors, AiO and various components/accessories

The Tuesday GROUP BUY at NewEgg is a $50 Banana Republic e-gift card that can be yours for $39.50 IF it is 100% unlocked before 11:59pm Pacific tonight.

Good until 2/27/24, Woot is offering refurbished HP printers from $50 to $100, two ENVY, and two OfficeJet PRO (the more expensive ones). With a 1-year warranty!

The Tuesday action free-streaming at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE on air includes a 14-hour FIGMA class (not Sigma), a retouching clothes and fabric class with Lisa Carney (80 min) and a Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Work, among others.

IF YOU FEEL like bargain-hunting, online and/or locally, Best Buy is also showcasing their Best Buy Outlet store offerings that include refurbished, open-box and clearance items. They even have them conveniently organized by brand. Optionally they offer an 18-month financing promotion on Outlet purchases of $499+. Terms, conditions, restrictions, etc, etc, etc apply.

Walgreens coupon: 60% off same-day lay-flat 11×14 inch Premium Photo Book

Good until the end of day 2/24/24, coupon code NEWBOOK60 gets you 60% off the Same Day 11×14 inch Premium Layflat Photo Book. Offer not valid in store or on Walgreens Mobile App.

Meanwhile coupon code FEBSALE gets you 50% off on “Everything Photo” until 2/24/24.

As usual, terms, conditions, restrictions, limitations, etc, etc, etc apply…

Adorama House Credit Card: 5% off OR Special Financing w/$199+ purchases

If you are thinking of making a purchase of $199+, Adorama is running an on-going promotion on their house credit card, the “Adorama Edge Credit Card”. You have an option of savings if you apply and qualify:

A) get a 5% discount on your purchase, after all other coupons and discounts are applied. The 5% does not apply on shipping and taxes


B) get a special financing zero-interest promotion for 6 or 12 months, depending on the order total amount. Minimum monthly payments are required. NOTE that full interest will be charged to your account if the amount is not fully paid within the promotional window.

As usual with credit and financing offers, be sure to check the terms, conditions, restrictions and plan ahead to make sure the offers work to your advantage and you don’t end up paying high interest rates.

Monday: Sachtler Rollpak, DJI RSC 2, FeelWorld, Logitech, Samsung Monitors, MSI Gaming, Etc

Monday is here with a fresh set of four B&H Photo daily deals, worthy of a president!

+ Sachtler Camera Rollpak for $208

+ DJi RSC 2 Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Combo for $419
+ one more dollar and it would have been …special πŸ™‚

+ FeelWorld 10.1″ 4K HDMI Field Monitor for $209

+ Logitech wireLESS keyboard and mice combos, three options

Gaming desktop action with iBuyPOWER options at Amazon with a price range of $690 to $1890… There’s also a big Samsung monitors sale, with 27 options, with prices starting at $125 and ending at almost $2000 (55″, 2160p, Ark, 1000R, 165Hz, 1ms, etc).

In 80 minutes you can learn about “Advanced Content Aware and Cloning” (not of humans) with Lisa Carney starting at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE ON AIR. Given the runtime, this will repeat multiple times during the 24-hour free-streamin’ window.

A big sale of MSI Gaming Components and Computers is running at Woot until 2/21/24 or earlier if sold out. Woot seems to be favoring more of the “Woot Plus” type of offerings these days, and highlighting them as one of the sub-Woot “deals of the day”. That’s why the sale runs longer than 24 hours!

IF YOU are fond of Cuisinant brand products or use them for their shiny sheen to calibrate your lighting and camera gear (!?!?!!), Woot Plus is running a big Cuisinant sale until the end of the month.

Barnes and Noble and Best Buy managed to survive against all odds, even though mayhaps they were not the best suited of their competitors of that time. If you haven’t been following Best Buy of late, they have created a Best Buy Sells That! page that showcases products people don’t necessarily associate with Best Buy. And it’s actually a nicely designed page. Browser-crashing for sure, but still, not bad!

Sunday: SwissDigital, Mangus, EZQuest, LG & Samsung TVs, Etc

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

+ SwissDigital Basel Carrying Case (Black) for $70

+ Magnus FT-05 MiniFlex Flexible Tripod with Ball Head and Smartphone Adapter for $10

+ EZ Quest DuraGuard USB-C to HDMI Cable (7.2 ft) for $16

+ also Benro headset, and Auray mic isolation chamber

+ Samsung Q60C 32″ 4K HDR Smart QLED TV for $348 with FREE Gabor Tilting Wall Mount for 27-42″ Displays

SPEAKING of TVs, one of the latest Gold Box offerings at Amazon is a Big LG sale featuring nine options. Just in time to rewatch the Super Bowl πŸ™‚

OUT in the STREETS we go starting at 12pm ET on Sunday at Creative LIVE ON AIR with a 63 minute class, “Street Photography: Capturing Unique Images” with Steve Sweatpants. Yes, that’s the actual name πŸ™‚

“Top Deals”, followed by “Trending Deals” continue to rule the day at the Adorama daily deals.

And now a B&M freebie for the weekend, for those participating in the Lucky’s/SaveMart family of companies rewards program, you can get a FREE 1.5L of Jarritos beverage, “the official drink of tacos” they say πŸ™‚

Strap, Noga CineArm, PortaBrace Semi-Rigid Case, CaseLogic 13″ MBP Sleeve, Etc

The Friday B&H Photo dailies run, as usual, until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

If anyone has any money left after the Valentine’s festivities, here we geaux:

+ RucPac Solo Camera Strap (Black) for $20

+ PortaBRAcE Semi-rigid Cargo-Style Camera Case (All Black) for $135~
+ BAG the Semi BAG!

+ NOGA DG9038CA CineArm DG (Medium) for $100
+ no relation to the Loch Ness “monster”

+ Bright Tangerine ExoSkin Leather Armour Gloves for $14, three size options

+ CaseLogic 13″ MacBook Pro Laptop Sleeve for $13
+ yes, a MacBook accessory under $50 πŸ˜‰

+ Philips TAS7505/00 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $50
+ because music calms the masses πŸ˜‰

Free-streaming starting Friday at 12pm ET at Crieative LIVE ON AyR is a 6.5 hour class “Masters of Photography” with Albert Watson… Also streaming, “Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work” with Stephenie Hamen (nearly 2 hrs long)… Also streaming, “How to Produce a Weekly Podcast” with Alexandra DiPalma, a podcast-length class of 71 minutes πŸ™‚

IF YOU ARE looking for some serious power generation, the Woot headliner is a Portable Power Generator sale from $80 to $2100. This is a Woot Plus sale that runs until the end of the month (or earlier if sold out).

Thursday: Straps, Zhiyun Crane 2S kit, Nanuk 905, Etc

Obey your thirst because Thirsty Thursday is here with a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals:

+ K&F Concept camera straps, two options $10 or $15

+ Zhiyun CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit for $219

+ Nanuk 905 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $44 in four color schemes, great for color-organizing schemes

+ Feelworld D71-H Dual 7″ 3 RU Rackmount HDMI LCD Monitor for $289
+ fun fact: Feelworld is not (yet) a Depeche Mode coverband

+ CoreSWX Powerbase EDGE LINK 70Wh Battery Pack (V-Mount) for $174

+ Benro Sidekick Pocket Smartphone Adapter (Pacific Blue) for $20
+ only an emo Jedi would pick such a lovely color scheme!

Wedn: OnePlus 12, GVW RGB LED 3LK, Thule Backpacks, Gitzo Legende, Portkeys, IndiPRO, Etc

Yes, Valentine’s Day is here, the perfect day to announce to your spouse that you want a divorce πŸ˜‰

We start Thursday with a double (!) bag the bags at the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Thule Covert 24L Camera Backpack (Dark Slate) for $150 after in-cart coupon

+ Legende Series 1 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Kit with Ball Head & Leather Strap for $580
+ the kit includes the Tripod, a tabletop tripod and of course the BAG the BAGS “Gitzo Legende Camera Backpack (14L, Dark Brown/Light Brown)”
+ 2-year warranty, but if you register it, it becomes a 7-year warranty!

+ GVM 1000D RGB LED Light Panel (3-Light Kit [3LK]) for $379

+ Portkeys BM5 III WR 5.5″ HDMI Touchscreen Monitor with Camera Control for $389

+ IndiPRO Micro-Series 98 4-Battery Kit with Quad Pro Charger (V-Mount) for $800

+ Deity mic for $69

NEW DEVELOPMENT at the Adorama daily deals, gone are the “Top Deals” and in are the “Trending Deals” which scroll sideways.

FOR the speed-reading gardeners out there, it does not say composting, it says compositing πŸ˜‰ The headliner of the Creative LIVE ON AIR free-streaming starting at 12pm ET on Wednesday is “Introduction to Fantasy Compositing” with RenΓ©e Robyn, nearly 2.5 hours long… Of Arts-and-Crafts interest, there’s a Watercolors 101 class, ten hours long!

IF YOU ARE a fan of the ONEPLUS way of doing smartphones, their OnePlus 12 (16GB RAM, 512GB storage, unlocked, 50W wireless charging, Hasselblad cameralia, Snapdragon 8G3, 2K 120Hz touchscreen, 80W charger, etc) is on sale for $800 in two color options at Amazon by Amazon.

Tuesday: Genaray, Oben CFT, Wooden Camera, PortaBrace, Etc

TIRED of the same OLD products? NewEGG has a page highlighting NEW Arrivals at NEWegg πŸ™‚

Tuesday is here and we have a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals as we are sitting squarely on Valentine’s Day’s Eve.

+ Genaray Powerbank 64A Pocket LED Light for $30

+ Oben CFT-6394 Skysill 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (CFT) Wofor $215

+ PortaBRACE DC-2 Director Case (Black) for $159

+ Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro 4 x 5.65″ Matte Box (Swing-Away) for $369

+ Magnus Magnetic Smartphone Mount for Tripods & Desktops for $15

+ Auray mic stand type thing for $40

IT’s MACRO TIME at the Creative LIVE ON AIR, free-streaming on Tuesday at 12pm ET is the nearly 2 hour long class “Macro Photography: Insects and Plant Life” with Chris McGinnis. Lesson #11 (15 min) is the “Kindle sample”.

FOND of DELL products? Amazon is running a two-page Dell Deal Days sale. Yes, alliteration-y lines are trendy today πŸ™‚

IN THE GREAT COFFEE WAR of the MACHINES of 2024, if you have picked a side, the Nespresso side, Woot is launching their first Nespresso Pods for the People sale featuring multi-packs for both the Original line (one option) and the new Vertuo line (seven options). This is a Woot Plus sale until 2/19/24 pm.

IF YOU ARE fond of refurbished powerbanks, the Tuesday Group Buy at NewEgg is the refurbished Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger that will sell for $30 if it is 100% unlocked by 11:59pm pacific time on Tuesday 2/13/24. It comes with a 3-month warranty. Why buy flowers and chocolates when you can buy a power bank? πŸ˜‰

Monday: Calibrite, Nanuk, LitePanels, Sachtler, SmallHD, Lenovo 16″ Touch Flex, Etc

It is the YEAR of the DRAGON but NewEgg has also declared this as the Year of the PC with an accompanying sale up to 60% off, twelve pages of offerings.

Tempting temptations at the Monday 2/12/24 B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ LitePANELS Caliber LED Light for $178

+ CaliBRITE ColorChecker Passport Video for $79

+ Nanuk 933 Case with Dividers and Lid Organizer (Black) for $200
+ PRO TIP: don’t underestimate the power/usefulness of the Lid Organizer!

+ Sachtler Ace M Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader for $499

+ SmallHD 702 Touch 7″ On-Camera Monitor for $1249 with FREE cleaning cloth (LOL)

+ Lenovo 16″ IdeaPad Flex 5 2-in-1 Multi-Touch Notebook for $549
+ 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1355U
+ 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD
+ 1920 x 1200 IPS Touchscreen
+ Intel Iris Xe Graphics

The “Top Deals” mode continues to rule the day at the Adorama daily deals

IF YOU ARE FOND of Valentine’s gifts that don’t require constant recharging, Amazon has a nine-page “Real” Watches sale featuring many famous brands including Timex, Citizen, Fossil, Guess?, Armani, Anne Klein, etc…

Sunday: Silicon Power Storage, HPRC Hard Case, GVM BiC Light Wand, Strap, Etc

IF the SUN is out, it means it’s SUN-DAY! Good until 2/11/24 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) we have another set of B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Silicon Power storage sale, five options, including two 64GB microSDXC cards with one SD adapter all together for $8
+ five 16GB SDHC cards for $19~
+ 2-pack of 128GB UHS-II SDXC (V60, U3) for $35, that’s $17.50 per 128GB UHS-II
+ 2TB CFexpress Typ B for $330

+ O’Light Baldr RL Weaponlight (Desert Tan) for $90

+ RucPac Sentinel Camera Strap (Black) for $30

+ HPRC HP4400F Waterproof Hard Case with Foam (Black with Blue Handle) for $140~

+ GVM RGB LED Bi-Color Video Light Wand for $79
+ not ideal for Star Wars Jedi cosplay!

+ Samsung MX-ST40B Sound Tower 160W Wireless Party Speaker for $148
+ you can’t have a party without Samsung!

GOOD UNTIL 2/12/24 the REI Outlet has a “buy more, save more” promotion:

+ spend $100+, get 20% off
+ spend $150+, get 25% off
+ spend $200+, get 30% off
+ online only, terms, conditions, restrictions, etc

AMAZON has a kindle-crashing sale with 330+ eBooks on sale as their Sunday kindle daily deals.

GRUBHUB, Ring doorbells/cameras, HP computeralia and of course an assortment of Valentine’s related items can be found at the Amazon Gold Box.

With an oversaturation of Valentine’s stuff, there’s a big business opportunity for those who create products and services for the broken-hearted, the divorced, the single, the incels, the aromantics, the unromantics and in general those who detest all the syrupy fake-love consumerism of Valetine’s πŸ˜‰

Gitzo Legende Backpack, Vallerrent Gloves, Ponte Strap, Lexar CFxA, $5 P&S case, Etc

Friday is here again and as usual the Friday B&H Photo daily deals, in a 6+1 formation, run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Gitzo Legende Camera Backpack (14L, Dark Brown/Light Brown) for $139
+ BAG the BAGS!
+ did I mention it’s GITZO? OMG!

+ Vallerret photography gloves, eight options, $19 to $60

+ SmallRIG 3747 Handheld Video Kit for iPhone 13 Pro Max for $47

+ Ponte Firebrick Canvas Camera Lift-Strap for $7

+ LEXAR 320GB Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series with Card Reader for $349

+ Polsen MP60 Microphone Preamp for $60

+ FLASH DEAL: UltiMAXX Professional Digital Point and Shoot Camera Case (Black) for $5
+ back in our time kids, we didn’t have smartphones with fancy cameras, we had Canon Elphs and Sony Cybershots and Olympus with Smartmedia!

IF YOU HAVE 15 hours to spare, free-streaming on Friday at 12pm ET at creative LIVE ON AIR it’s the 15-hour class “The Art & Business of High-End Retouching” with Pratik Naik. The first lesson (20min) is the “Kindle samples” you can watch any time to get a feel for the class/content/instructor.

NYC B&H In-Store ONLY: Sony a9 III Event and FREE Sensor/Lens Cleaning

We have an in-stock alert sale-a-bration at the B&H Photo brick and mortar store in New York City for TODAY, Thursday February 8 in 2024!

This is to celebrate the launch of the new Sony a9 III flagship, now in-stock and shipping for $6000!

The B&H Sony Festivities run from 11am to 6pm eastern (NYC) time in the first floor Guest Tech Area of the B&H B&M store in NYC with demos of the a9 with a Sony representative. Between 3-5pm, Sony Artisan Tony Gale will be there for a demo and Q&A.

And throughout this event, Sony will be sponsoring a camera and lens cleaning of your own gear. Limit of two per participant. B&H reserves the right to stop taking further gear for cleaning depending on the number of requests and time remaining. In other words, if you are lucky, you get it done for free, but please don’t be a Karen πŸ˜‰

Flashpoint Zoom Li-Ion X R2 TTL On-Camera Round Flashes for $199+

Adorama is running a sale on various bundles of their house-brand Flashpoint Zoom Li-Ion X R2 TTL on-camera round flashes available in the usual camera systems (Canon/Nikon/Fuji/Sony/Oly/Pana/Pentax). The base option goes for $199 and comes with a custom case. Then there are five different bundles with other things, some with accessories, some without. Too many to outline here individually, but you can find them all through the aforelinked link!

Thursday: Samsung SD/microSD, Lowepro, GVM BiC Monolight, Sachtler Ace, FeelWorld, Etc

Thursday arrives with a fresh six-pack of the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on 2/8/24 or earlier if sold out:

+ Samsung storage sale, eight options, further discounted after you add it to the shopping cart
+ 256GB PRO Ultimate SDXC UHS-I for $30 in-cart
+ 256GB PRO Ultimate microSDXC for $25 in-cart
+ various other SD and microSD options
+ above link will likely self-destruct after the sale ends!

+ GVM SD80D Bi-Color LED Monolight for $94

+ Lowepro Photosport Pro III 70L Backpack (M/L) for $240

+ Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag for $897

+ FeelWorld LUT7S 7″ 3D LUT 4K HDMI and SDI Monitor for $260

+ Gator Framework Desktop Studio Monitor Clamp-On Stands (Pair) for $60
+ speaker-monitors, not computer-monitors

IF YOU ARE interested in poweralia, more specifically wall chargers and charging cables, Woot Plus is having another variant of their Power Adapters & Cables sale running until 2/13/24 or earlier if sold out. A more practical Valentine’s Day gift πŸ™‚

Speaking of which, Amazon has a 24-page sale on parfumeralia, non-edible creams, serums, makeup, salonalia and the like!

PRODUCT RECALL ALERT: Trader Joe has issued (check your emails or social media or in-store displays) a RECALL on Potential Listeria monocytogenes in Certain Products Containing Cotija Cheese.

Speaking of which, the February 2024 of their Fearless Flyer is now in-stock.

Wedn: Nanuk 925 hard cases, Angler BiC LED Light, Etc

AND JUST like that, another Wednesday is here with a fresh set of B&H Photeaux daily deals good until 2/7/24 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Yes, one week to Valentine’s, have you made all the necessary preparations? May I suggest, an alternative flower bouquet for your loved ones? Celery! Not only it is beautiful, it is cheaper than flower arrangements, it is greener, and you can use it in your cooking, soups and salads with zero waste πŸ™‚

+ NANuk 925 hard cases, ten options, $100 to $160, good for color-coding organization schemes

+ Angler 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light for $59
+ despite the name, this is not intended to be used by Angling clubs πŸ˜‰

+ SaraMonic Blink 500 Pro B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz, Black) for $90

+ SmallRIG AAK2213D Multi-Tool with Screw Storage for $15

+ also Samson mic and Senal headphones

MEANWhile starting at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE on AIR they have a 5+ hour class, “Creating Painterly Photographs” with Kathleen Clemons… And then there’s a class I should have taken a decade ago, “Blog Post Writing: Create Engaging Blogs” πŸ™‚

Tuesday: Genaray Contender 3LK, Benro, ObsBOT, PGyTech OneMO, SU Batteries, Samsung S6 Lite Tablet for $220, Etc

Android Tablets never managed to reach the success level of the Android smartphones (compared to the Apple products). Partly because Google is not particularly interested in it, but Samsung hasn’t stopped trying. And we have a sale, the new condition 10.4-inch Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is on sale for $220 for a limited time at Amazon. This has S-Pen included, 128GB on-board storage, 2022 model year, US warranty.

Tuesday is here and with it we have a fresh six-pack of B&H Photo daily deals good until 2/6/24 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Genaray Contender LED Focusing Spot 3-Light Kit with Battery Module Kit (Daylight) for $600

+ PGyTech OneMo 2 Backpack (Space Black, 25L) for $150

+ Benro KH26P Video Head & Tripod Kit (72.6″ Max) for $155

+ ObsBOT Meet HD Webcam for $59

+ also Arcsoon wireless video transmission thingies and AUray gooseneck desktop lamp

THEY either posted the wrong schedule or most likely I looked at the wrong date yesterday because today too there is a world premiere at Creative LIVE ON AIR starting at 12pm ET, β€œLandscape Photo Editing with Adobe Lightroom Classic” with Philip Ebiner, nearly 3 hours long.

YES, the smart alecks at Woot managed to blend two different street terms into one with their Big Battery Energy sale (single use (SU)) that features various single use battery packs from various famous names (Fuji, Energizer, AmazonBasics, AC Delco, RayOvac, Duracell). Sizes include AA, AAA, C, D, 9V. A handful of the offerings are multi-packs in case you need a little bit of everything.

Monitor time at Amazon where the new condition 27-inch ASUS VA27DQ is on sale for $124. This is 1080p, 75Hz, IPS, and various other acronyms πŸ™‚

Monday: Woot T-Shirts, GVM 3LK, Manfrotto, SpyderX, SmallHD, 14″ MBP M2, Etc

IF you like to wear …clothes, the Woot daily deals headliner for Monday 2/5/24 is a Big T-Shirt sale running until 2/7/24 at 11:59pm central. The offer is this: buy 5 t-shirts for $29 total, plus shipping. The discount is automatically reflected during the checkout process, at the final final step of the checkout process before you hit the “place order” button.

All kinds of goofy designs, puns, movie tie-ins and even …serious stuff like “Read Banned Books”. I believe the offer works if you just buy five “copies” of the same t-shirt, you don’t have to buy five different designs. You can do this as many times as you like during this promotion.

IF your kids or grandkids are not spending enough time in front of computer-y screens, Amazon has you covered with an Amazon Kids tablet and ereader sale. There’s even an Echo type thing for kids!

WE HAVE a world premiere at Creative LIVE ON AIR starting at 12pm ET, “Landscape Photo Editing with Adobe Lightroom Classic” with Philip Ebiner, nearly 3 hours long.

AND NOW to the six-pack of Monday B&H Photo daily deals:

+ GVM 800D-RGB LED Light Panel (3-Light Kit) for $259

+ SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $90

+ MAnfrotto MVG300XM Modular Gimbal for $170

+ SMallHD Indie 5 RED RCP2 Monitor Kit for KOMODO/DSMC3 for $999 with FREE cleaning cloth πŸ™‚

+ 14″ MacBook Pro (M2 Pro, Silver) for $1579
+ M2 Pro [goodbye Intel, Ryzen sends its regards!] 10-Core Chip
+ 16GB Unified RAM, 512GB SSD
+ 14.2″ 3024×1964 Liquid Retina XDR Screen
+ 16-Core GPU, 16-Core Neural Engine

+ 512 Audio studio headphone for $20

That’s all folks for today!

Sunday: MEH-rathon again, refurb HP Chromebook for $70+ [June 2029 updates], Phottix Odin, Strap, Sirui Duken, Etc

Well, look at this! Usually the sub-$100 refurbished Chromebooks at Woot are long past their AUE (automatic updates expiration) but in today’s daily deals, Woot offers the refurbished HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 Education Edition for $70 or $80 depending on refurbished condition (“A” or “scratch and dent”). The updates continue until June of 2029 (twenty-twenty-nine). And that specs are not bad for the price, 11.6″ HD 2-in-1 Touchscreen (1366×768 resolution), Intel Celeron N4020 CPU [this processorruns W11 even], 4GB RAM, 32GB on-board, Bluetooth 5, Wifi “ac”, UHD 600, two USB-A and two USB-C ports, 90-day Woot warranty, etc.

If you missed yesterday’s MEH-rathon, fear not, it continues for Sunday as well at the MEH website. Unlike a Woot-OFF, previous MEH offers [during this MEHrathon window] can still be purchased as long as they remain in-stock.

ANOTHER six-pack is offered at the B&H Photo dailies good until Sunday 2/4/24 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Phottix Odin Lite Flash Trigger Transmitter for $40

+ Phottix Odin II TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter for Pentax OR Sony Multi Interface Shoe for $75 each

+ RucPAC Camera Strap (Black) for $20

+ Sirui Duken Switch X Smartphone Gimbal Kit with Anamorphic Lens for $49

+ Samsung The Frame 32″ Full HD HDR Smart QLED TV for $400~

+ BOSE Home Speaker 500 (Triple Black) for $249

+ Sony WF-L900 LinkBuds True Wireless Open Earbuds for $108

Speaking of true wireless earbuds, Amazon is tempting us with the Beats Studio Buds + for $130 in various color schemes.

AND FINALLY, at Creative LIVE on air, free-streaming at 12pm ET on Sunday, there’s Beginner’s Guide to Astro Landscape Photography (over 2hrs) and “Invitations in Photoshop” (2 hrs)…

Saturday: MEH-rathon, Etc

IT’s not the buying, it’s the thrill of the chase! That’s one way to describe the MEH-rathon currently in progress for Saturday at MEH! Remember, previous offers are still available to purchase unless they sell out!

TOP DEALS mode continues to be the theme at today’s Adorama daily deals as well.

As usual, the B&H dailies on Saturday are the same as Friday.

TWO PHOTOGRAPHY-related classes are free-streaming at 12pm ET on Saturday at Creative LIVE ON AIR, Landscape Photography (110 min) and Greeting Cards in Photoshop (2 hrs).

IT’s never too early to start preparing for Taxes, which is probably why Amazon is having a sale on INTUIT Turbo TAX 2023

AND IF you want to let Amazon …cater your SuperBOW party, they have an 11-page sale on “Big Game Essentials”!

IF YOU are looking for new ebooks to read, the Saturday Kindle daily deals feature over 150 ebooks!