Tuesday: Apple party at Woot, Lighting 301 Free-Streaming

More Tuesday action, the headliner at Woot is an Apple sale featuring MacBooks, Retina displays, iMacs, iPads, and Mac Mini. It’s a mix of new condition and refurbished, check each listing. A total of 17 options are available. Some of the products are of the M1 generation, some are older. Prices range from $150 to $3200.

If you are wondering what on earth would cost just $150, well, it’s the eternally undying iPad 4 Mini! A 32GB Wifi + cellular in refurbished condition.

A number of things have already sold-out but many continue in the wild randomness that is Woot’s Cyber Monday Markdowns.

MEANwhile at Woot’s mother company, the Amazon Gold Box is like a fountain that keeps sprouting deals. Among them is a deal on shiny Breville espresso machines and other kitchen appliances. Don’t look – you may not be able to resist the temptation 🙂

AND FINALLY on the e-learning front, the headliner free streaming class starting at 12pm ET on Tuesday at Creative LIVE On-AIR is a 8.5 hour class “Lighting 301” with Pye Jirsa and The SLR Lounge Experience. Given the length, it will air twice in full.

Tuesday: Interfit 2LK, Backpack, Tilta FF thing, Benro, Docking, 2TB CFxB, Etc

Cyber Monday is over, here comes Cider Tuesday! Time for some fearsomely strong cider at The Quill and Tankard 🙂

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals good until Tuesday 11/28/23 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout) in the 7+1 formation:

+ Tilta Mirage Matte Box with Top Flag and Pocket Follow Focus Kit for $119

+ CaseLOGIC Viso Camera Backpack (Medium) for $50
+ all the new purchases are gonna need new bags to bag them 🙂

+ InterFIT Honey Badger 320Ws 2-Light Kit (2LK) for $430

+ Benro MeFOTO BackPacker Classic Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ball Head (Titanium) for $60
+ yes, our favorite emo Jedi is back!
+ still waiting for Disney to create a TV series for him!
+ at least a one-off mini-series!

+ HYPER docking stations and hubs, six options, from $50 to $175
+ yes, docking stations are becoming computers in their own right these days 😉

+ 2TB Delkin POWER CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $399

+ CoreSWX batteries, four options (V or Gold), $195 to $249

+ FLASH DEAL: SmallRiG SiMoRR Vigor VK-50 Vlog Kit (White) for $20
+ or you can cannibalize it for its accessorapalooza
+ still waiting for a Marie Kondo book on photography accessories organization 😉

IF YOU missed out on the Black Cyber 4-day weekend, fear not, many of the offerings CONTINUE at B&H Photo

Monday bundles: Tripodalia, Monitoralia, Lightingalia, MacBook PRO, Acer Predator, Etc

Get Your Apple Cider Vinegar ready, it’s Cider Monday! And it’s a day of bundles of bundles at the B&H Photo daily deals for Monday 11/27/23:

+ Tripods, Monopods, and Heads, 50 options, $8 to $850
+ includes Gitzo, Benro, Manfrotto, and SmallRIG

+ On-Camera and Production Monitors, 30 options, $99 to $4799
+ includes Atomos, Liliput, SmallHD, FeelWorld, PortKEYS

+ Computer Monitors, 13 options, $60 to $750
+ includes LG and other major brands

+ Lighting gear and accessories, 39 options, $30 to $2300
+ includes SmallRIG, amaran, Lowel, GVM, Nanlite, Genaray, etc

+ 16.2″ MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip (Late 2021) for $2199 (32GB, 1TB) to $2499 (64GB, 2TB)
+ 64GB RAM, where are you Bill Gates of early MS-DOS fame? 🙂
+ M1 Max 10-Core Chip
+ 32GB Unified RAM, 1TB SSD
+ 3456×2234 Liquid Retina XDR
+ 32-Core GPU, 16-Core Neural Engine

+ ACER 16″ Predator Helios 16 Gaming Laptop for $1299 (i7) or $1800 (i9)
+ 16GB or 32GB DDR5
+ 2560 x 1600 240 Hz IPS
+ GeForce RTX 4070 GPU (8GB GDDR6) or 4080 (12GB)
+ but some may say: Ryzen OR Die Tryin’

+ PElican Vault V200 Medium Case with Lid Foam and Dividers (Black) for $60

+ FLASH DEAL: LG G3 77″ 4K HDR Smart OLED evo TV for $3000 after in-cart coupon

Sunday: 1yr Creative Cloud Pho for $120, Flashpoint AiO Flash

Sunday, aka Cyber Monday Eve, aka Cider Monday, brings us a fresh trio of offerings at the Adorama daily deals:

+ Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan 1-Year Subscription with 1TB Storage, Download for $120
+ “Download” in this case means that you won’t receive something by physical mail

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 R2 HSS TTL Battery-Powered All-In-One Outdoor Flash for $449

+ SmallRig AD-100 FreeBlazer Heavy-Duty Carbon Fiber Tripod with Video Head for $319

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black Friday arrives at Adorama (plus daily deals)

Black Friday is ON at Adorama as well, with the variety of offers featuring in their proprietary cinemascope stack of deals. Too many to list here individually, more on them later in the day.

Plus, they have their daily deals for Friday:

+ Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription, Download for $330

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 R2 HSS TTL Battery-Powered All-In-One Outdoor Flash for $449

+ Sachtler FSB 8 MK II Fluid Head with 75/2 Aluminum Tripod and Mid-Level Spreader for $2150

+ ESET Internet Security 1-Year Software License, 1-Device, Download for $25

B&H 2-Day sale: Lighting (48o), Monitors (13o), Zoom, Pelican, Laptops, Etc

Black Fridays deals have arrived at B&H Photo! More on these later on!

NOTE that B&H has its usual Sabbath closing (4:30pm ET on Fri until 5:45pm ET on Saturday) so be sure to plan your purchases accordingly!

In the meantime we have the Friday B&H Photo dailies which, as usual, run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET:

+ Computer Monitors, 13 options, $55 to $1400

+ Lighting sale, 48 options, $20 to $1794
+ includes GVM, Lowel, NANlite, Genaray, Rotolight, Elinchrom (2nd page of deals), Impact, Angler, etc.

+ Pelican 1510SC Studio Case with Lid Organizer and Yellow Divider Set (Black) for $200
+ yellow for Nikon? 🙂

+ ZOOM H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic for $50

+ 16.2″ MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip (Late 2021) for $2799
+ Apple M1 Max 10-Core Chip
+ 64GB Unified RAM, 4TB SSD
+ 16.2″ 3456×2234 Liquid Retina XDR
+ 32-Core GPU, 16-Core Neural

+ Lenovo 16″ Legion PRO Gaming laptops, $1199 to $1899

+ FLASH DEAL: Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Carbon Fiber Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod for $100
+ yes, our favorite emo jedi “Ben Ro” and his emo product line “Me Foto” could not be missing out from the Black Friday festivities!

Thursday: Insta360 GO3 Action-Cam, DJI Mini 3 Fly More, Zhiyun Crane 2S, Nomatic McKinnon Bag System, SmallRiG camera batteries, Flashpoint, Ryzen, Etc

Happy Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday Eve 🙂 As usual, please note that B&H starts their Black Friday offers on Thanksgiving evening, as they will be closed at sundown on Friday – as usual.

Speaking of which, B&H has already launched Black Friday pricing on Cameras & Lenses and they are also running their Holiday head start sale.

And now to the Thursday B&H Photo daily deals:

+ SmallRig camera batteries, 10 options, for cameras and V-mount too, prices range from $26 to $219

+ Nomatic McKinnon 35L Ultimate Travel Camera Bundle Pack (Black) for $349
+ this is not just a camera bag, it’s a BAG SYSTEM!
+ includes memory card and battery cases

+ Laptops: Acer for $550, ASUS for $899

+ DJI Mini 3 Drone with RC Remote and Protection Kit (Fly More Combo) for $700
+ come fly our friendly skies!

+ Zhiyun CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $200 with FREE Zhiyun TransMount Multifunctional Camera Belt (Medium)

+ also RODE mic and BOSE headphones

+ FLASH DEAL: INSTA360 GO 3 Action Camera (64GB) for $320

FOUR items we find at the Thursday Adorama dailies:

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 R2 Manual HSS Battery-Powered All-In-One Outdoor Flash for $349

+ Sachtler aktiv10 Sideload Fluid Head System with flowtech100 Tripod & Ground Spreader for $4275
+ or you can buy 427 Ritz/Wolf camera tripods 😉

+ ASUS ROG Strix XG49VQ 49″ 32:9 Super Ultra-Wide 144Hz Curved VA HDR LCD Gaming Monitor with Adaptive-Sync/FreeSync & Built-In Speakers for $700

+ return of the previously mentioned HP laptop + headset for $179

LOL – getting into the spirit of the Thanksgiving Dinner, the Creative LIVE On-Air headliner is a table manners class (just 30 minutes though). The photography free-streamer today is the 103 minute “Mastering Masking with Lightroom Mobile” with Lisa Carney.

LOTS of things at the Amazon Black Friday including AMD Ryzen processors (5, 7, 9 options) and Intel processors and graphics card (i5, i7, i9).

Wedn: unlocked Galaxy phones, 15% Prime Back (select AMZN h/w), Flashpoint Monolight, Etc

LOTS of new action at the Amazon Black Friday, including, among other things:

+ two pages of unlocked Samsung Galaxy smartphones

+ two pages of ACER computeralia including laptops, monitors, BAGS (including a $20 15.6″ Travel Backpack), desktops, and PC accessories

+ FREE Smart Light Bulb with select ECHO devices
+ smart light vs analogue light? 😉

+ PRIME members only: 15% back on select Amazon hardware when you pay with one of the Prime cards (VISA or Store or Secured)
+ ends 11/27/23

MEANwhile the Wednesday Adorama dailies include:

+ Flashpoint Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro Compact TTL R2 Monolight, Godox AD400 Pro for $419

+ Glow ParaPop 38″ II Portable Softbox With Bowens Mount Adapter and OTA Adapter Set for $129

+ miggo Agua Stormproof Cover with Landing Mat Drone for $50

SPEAKING of Adorama, their Black Friday deals are already in-progress!

Wednesday: Macro Ring Lights, Lexar, Bags, Tripod, Lensbaby Fixed w/Bokeh for $100 [8o], Etc

Wednesday, aka Black Friday’s Eve’s Eve, is here and #dailyReminder, B&H has already launched Black Friday pricing on Cameras & Lenses and they are also running their Holiday head start sale.

Now onwards towards the Wednesday 11/22/23 B&H Photo daily deals:

+ BOLT LED Macro Ring Lights, $30 or $40 options

+ Lensbaby Fixed Body with Creative Bokeh Optic for $100 in Canon EF or RF, Nikon F or ZZ Top, Sony E, Fuji X, Leica L and M43rds

+ Sirui VHD-2004L 2 Series Aluminum Tripod with Leveling Head for $49

+ PGY Landing Pad for Drones (21.6″) for $10

+ LEXAR 256GB Professional CFexpress Type B Card SILVER Series for $100 after in-cart couponization

+ 2-pack of Gator Universal Speaker Tote for 15″ Speaker for $90
+ that’s $45 per bag!
+ padded interior, check gallery pictures over there, could mayhaps be repurposed for camera/photography gear

+ Tascam mic kit for $27

+ FLASH DEAL: Nanuk 918 Case with Foam Insert for Set of Six Lenses (Graphite) for $75

Free-streaming at 12pm eT on WeDneSdAY at CrEaTiVe LiVE On-AirZzZ is a 5h 19m class “Intro to Lightroom CC for Beginners” with Daniel Gregory. Given the runtime, it will repeat four times in full.

Tuesday: DJI RSC2, Rotolight Ultimate, Benro, SmallHD, Flashpoint, Edelkrone, Food Pho, Etc

Tuesday is here and #dailyReminder, B&H has already launched Black Friday pricing on Cameras & Lenses and they are also running their Holiday head start sale.

Now onwards towards the Tuesday B&H Photo daily deals:

+ DJI RSC 2 Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Combo for $419

+ RotoLIGHT NEO 3 On-Camera RGBWW LED Light Ultimate Bundle for $299

+ Benro CLT204 2-Series Induro Classic Carbon Fiber Tripod for $180

+ SMallHD 702 Touch 7″ On-Camera Monitor for $1249 with FREE cleaning cloth

+ edelkrone PRO video accessories, nine options, $69 to $449

+ AngelBIRD 512GB AV PRO CFexpress 2.0 Type B SE Memory Card (Special 50th Anniversary Edition) for $100

+ also some XLR microphone type thing

+ FLASH DEAL: BOSE SoundLink Revolve+ II Bluetooth Speaker (Triple Black) for $199 after in-cart coupon

THEN we head on over to the Tuesday Adorama daily deals where we find:

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL R2 2.4GHz Battery-Powered All-in-One Outdoor Flash for $599

+ Glow HexaPop 24″ II Octagonal Softbox with OTA Adapter Set and Bowens Mount for $109

+ SanDisk Extreme PRO 256GB CFexpress Type-B for $120 after in-cart coupon

+ also Steelseries headset

THEN to the Amazon Black Friday sale we go where they have added a Fire tablets for the whole family sale (various options), the Apple Watch SE, Samsung computer monitors (two pages of them) and kitcheny things from Amazon’s own brands.

THEN WE whet our appetites with a 9 hour Commercial Food Photography class free-streaming at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE On-AIR

CRASH YOUR KINDLE e-reader! Good until 11/26/23, there’s a big Kindle eBook sale with 750+ options featuring famous authors and famous books. You can filter them on the left hand side by various sub-categories.

Adorama Black Friday Deals are ON (plus Monday dailies)

IT’s almost here, Black Friday is now barreling towards the inevitable! Adorama has also launched their Black Friday deals waiting for your e-wallets. You can sort the offers by various categories and product types and such, too many to list here individually…

Speaking of Adorama, they have these four daily deals for Monday:

+ DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone with RC Remote Controller for $729 after in-cart coupon with FREE Aries hard case
+ this is a carry-over from the Sunday dailies and it is marked as a CLOSEOUT on the individual product page

+ Alogic Clarity 27″ 16:9 4K Ultra HD IPS LCD HDR Monitor for $649

+ Prograde Digital Cobalt Series 160GB CFexpress Type-A 2.0 Memory Card for $250 after in-cart coupon
+ 2-pack for $490 after in-cart coupon

Monday: OB Zeiss Binos, NOGA, Roland, 18TB WD RED PRO, CaseLogic, Lexar CompactFlash UDMA7, Etc

If it’s Monday, it’s Z-ICE Z-ICE BABY! Yes, Zeiss time at the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ open-box Zeiss 10×25 Terra TL Compact Binoculars for $200

+ Kensington SD4839P Triple Video Docking Station for $50

+ Lexar 64GB Professional 1066x CompactFlash (UDMA 7) for $40
+ OR 5-pack for $180 (making it $36 per card)

+ CaseLoGIC Viso Camera Backpack (Large) for $60

+ VAXis ATOM 500 SDI Wireless Video Transmitter and Receiver Kit (SDI/HDMI) for $349
+ no, they don’t have a VAX mini-computer inside 😉

+ NOGA Cine Arm DG Hold-It Arm for $99
+ yes, a distance cousin to the Loch Ness monster 😉

+ Roland V-4EX Four Channel Digital Video Mixer with Effects for $649
+ because we are all MTV2 VJs now!

+ FLASH DEAL: WD 18TB WD181KFGX Red Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD (Retail) for $320 after in-cart coupon

ON the CreativeLIVE free-streamin, startin at 12pm ET, they have the 137 minute “Mastering Your Digital Camera” class with Chris Weston…

Sunday: $2 Action Cam Kit, Screen Protectors (43o), LumeCube, Flash Sticks, Benro, Apple, Etc

We have a fresh 7+1 formation at the B&H Photo daily deals and this includes a $2 door buster for action cam fans!

+ Sunpak Action Camera Accessory Kit for $2
+ head mount, suction cup mount, and tripod mount

+ Vello screen protectors, 43 options, $13 each
+ some are compatible with multiple camera bodies (ones that share similar related hardware obviously)

+ LumeCube Portable Lighting Kit PLUS LC2 for $80

+ 2-pack of 64GB Kingston DataTraveler Exodia USB 3.2 G1 Type A Flash Drive for $7

+ Benro A2883F Reverse-Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with S4Pro Fluid Video Head for $150

+ Rucpack camera straps, two options, $20 each

+ Beats for $90

+ FLASH DEAL: Samsung The Frame LS03B 55″ 4K HDR Smart QLED TV for $848 after in-cart coupon

SPEAKING of B&H, in-progress is their Holiday Head Start sale, the precursor to the actual Black Friday sale…

THE HEADLINER addition to the Amazon Black Friday sale is an invasion of Apple products including iPad 10, Apple Watch 9, Airpords 2G, AirTags, MacBook Airs, and Beats. Too many to list here individually…

Sunday: DJI Mini 3 PRO w/RC, Flashpoint Lighting, Monoprice coupon, $1 earphones, Etc

Sunday arrives with four fresh deals at the Adorama dailies as follows:

+ DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone with RC Remote Controller for $727 after in-cart coupon
+ also include FREE Aries Waterproof Hard Shell Carrying Case

+ Flashpoint Rapid 400 II HSS Monolight with Built-In R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System, Bowens Mount for $349

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro Dual Flash Kit With Dual Power Flash Bracket – Godox AD200 Pro for $549

+ miggo Agua Stormproof Cover with Landing Mat Drone for $50

GOOD until the end of day on 11/19/23, coupon code PROMO5 gets you $5 off a purchase of $25+ at the Monoprice website

Speaking of Monoprice, if you are looking for a practical stocking stuffer (it literally fits in most stockings), for $0.99 you can get their wired earbuds which have a mic and one-button remote control built-in to the cable. Averages 4.4 out of 5 on 278 customer reviews. Free standard US shipping on orders of $39+.

The theme of this weekend’s sale at DiscountMAGS is rarely-discounted magazine subscriptions, including various National Geographics and such.

ON the free-streaming front starting at 12pm ET on Sunday at Creative LIVE ON-aIRz there’s the 68 minute “Retouching for Interior Architectural Photography” with Mike Kelley. Given the airtime, this will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.

Black Friday arrives at NewEGG as well

Early Black Friday has arrived at the NewEGG website as well, with all kinds of computer-y and tech-y things, with new deals added daily. Too many to list here individually…

MEANwhile REI offers an extra 20% off discount for Members (one-time payment for lifetime membership) using coupon code GEARUP23 until 11/20/23. The coupon is good for one Outlet item, and also for one full-priced item. Details over there.

The Rewards members freebie this week at Lucky/Savemart/etc is Bontana’s Aritos Snacks, select varieties…

Saturday: Flashpoint 2LK, Glow Butterfly Modifier, $180 HP Windows laptops, Etc

Saturday is here and the MEH MEH-ra-thon continues for a second day. Unlike a Woot-OFF, during a MEHrathanon, previous offers remain available to purchase – as long as they haven’t sold out…

A new trio of offerings arrives at the Adorama dailies:

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 100 Pro Pocket Flash 2-Light Kit (White) for $599

+ Glow 12×12′ Portable Butterfly Light Modifier Collapsible Kit for $499

+ HP 14-dq0040nr 14″ HD Notebook for $180
+ yes, one hundred and eighty dollares!
+ Celeron N4020 1.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC
+ Windows 10 Home S Mode, Free Upgrade to Windows 11
+ Bundled with H&A USB Headset
+ Wifi 5, Bluetooth 4.2
+ 1366 x 768
+ 2x USB-A, 1x USB-C, HDMI 1.4b, mic/remote combo

Lighting with constant light by Mark Wallace is the free-streaming headliner for Saturday at the Creative LiVE On-AiR with a 2.5 hour runtime, so it will repeat many times during the free streaming window.

Friday: Lowepro, NiSi 100mm kit, Flashpoint bundle

Four new offers make up the Friday 11/17/23 Adorama daily deals as follows:

+ Lowepro m-Trekker BP 150 Backpack for Cameras, Nylon, Black for $80

+ NiSi 100mm V7 Starter Kit for $399

+ Flashpoint Projector Laptop Tripod Stand, Adjustable Foldable Height for $39

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro TTL R2 Monolight, Bundle with ParaPop II 38″ Portable Softbox and OTA Set for $499

Sirui 35/1.8 Ana for $329 [L/RF/m43], Domke, GVM Mono, Genaray Strip, Delkin, Benro, Carson, Sennheiser, MEHrathon

Yes dear readers, Black Friday is just a week away, to get us into the mood the MEH website is running a MEH-rathon for Friday 11/17/23!

As usual, the Friday B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, with the usual caveat of a Friday PM to Saturday PM closing:

+ Sirui 35mm f1.8 Anamorphic 1.3xx lens for $329 in M43rds, Leica L and Canon RF

+ Domke F-2 Original Shoulder Bag (Olive Drab) for $99
+ bag the olive bag!

+ GVM G100W Bi-Color LED Monolight (Studio Kit) for $209

+ Genaray SSL-MINI-B Soft Strip Bi-Color LED Light (4 x 17″) for $119

+ Benro ArcaSmart Sidearm Camera Tripod Mount & Smartphone Clamp for $20

+ Delkin DDMOUNT MINI Fat Gecko Mini Camera Mount for $20

+ Sennheiser HD 650 audiophile type headphones for $250 after in-cart coupon

+ FLASH DEAL: Carson TR-100 The Rock Tabletop Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head for $30

SPEAKING OF B&H, they are currently running their Holiday HEAD-START sale, their precursor to the Black Friday deals next week!

ON THE FREE-STREAMING front, starting at 12pm ET on Friday at Creative LIVE on air they have a 5.5 hour class, “Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Workflow for Photographers” with Daniel Gregory

Thursday: Godox, Flashpoint, 17.3″ HP for $290, Pixels, Surfaces, Keurigs, Etc

Four are the offers today at the Adorama daily deals for Thursday 11/16/23:

+ HP 17-cn0045nr laptop for $290
+ 17.3″ HD+ 1600×900, Celeron N4120 1.1GHz
+ Windows 11 Home S Mode, Pale Rose Gold
+ you can get rid of “S mode” with just a couple of clicks; but you can’t go back to it once you get rid of it!
+ yes, Windows laptops for those who don’t want Chromebooks (or hate Google or Chrome) have finally arrived in usable form 🙂
+ HP Fast Charge = 50% within 45 mins
+ Wifi 5, Bluetooth 5
+ you really don’t want anything under 5 in Bluetooth
+ Intel UHD Graphics 600
+ USB-C (only data, no charge, no monitors)
+ HDMI 1.4b, 2x USB-A, mic/headphone
+ fingerprint reader

+ HYTE Revolt 3 ITX Small Form Factor Case with 700W Gold SFX Power Supply, Black for $110

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Outdoor Flash Parasnap Kit for $602

+ Godox ML30Bi Bi-Color 30W Dainty LED 2-Light Kit for $499

MEANwhie at the Amazon Gold Box among other recently added offers:

+ Microsoft Surface sale, laptops and tablets, 26 options in total!

+ Keurig brand K-Cup brewers, 15 options starting at $50

+ two pages of Google Pixel sales including 8 and 7 models

Thursday: SpyderX, Sandisk, Benro, GVM, Pelican, NANLite, Dry Cabinets, Zhiyun CRANE 2S, Etc

Obey your thirst, thirsty-thursday is here with a new set of 7+1 B&H Photo daily deals:

+ DataCOLOR SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100

+ Sandisk 256GB Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B for $110R after in-cart coupon

+ Ruggard Electronics dry cabinets, 14 options, $80 to $1000

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

+ Benro MeFOTO BackPacker Classic Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ball Head (Black) for $60
+ that’s almost $1 per word in the product name 😉

+ NANlite PavoTube II 6C RGB LED Tube Light (10″, Special 50th Anniversary Edition) for $63

+ Pelican V525 Vault Rolling Hard Case with Padded Divider Insert (Black) for $130

+ FLASH DEAL: GVM 7SM Double-Sided Mini On-Camera Bicolor & RGB LED Video Light for $79

ON THE FREE-STREAMING front, starting 12pm ET at CreativeLIVE OnAIR you can watch, among others:

+ Organizing Your Images in Lightroom Classic with Ben Willmore (2 hrs)

+ Beginner Type Design in Photoshop with Khara Plicanic (1.5 hrs)

Wedn: Sandisk PRO-BLADE, Rotolight AEOS 2 RGBWW

It’s The Sandisk and Rotolight show at the Wednesday Adorama daily deals:

+ SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE 1TB SSD TRANSPORT for $130 after in-cart coupon

+ SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE 2TB SSD TRANSPORT for $190 after in-cart coupon

+ Rotolight AEOS 2 RGBWW Studio LED Light Masters Kit for $1953

+ Rotolight AEOS 2 RGBWW Studio LED Light Ultimate Kit for $2379

MEANwhile NBA fans at Amazon can get a $10 off discount when they add $50+ of participating items to their shopping cart. Instructions over there…

Wednesday: Samyang AF 35-150/2-2.8 [E] for $999, Lexar, Sachtler, CamBee 2LK, Pelican, SmallHD, Etc

Wednesday is here and it is a big lens day for E photographers at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11/15/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Yes, we ate up half of November 2023 and we are barreling towards Black Friday 2023 – just ten days away!

+ Samyang AF 35-150mm f2-2.8 for $999 in Sony E only
+ yes dear readers, this crazy thing is both auto-focus and full-frame!
+ tempting enough to make you want to get a Sony E 35mmFF camera just for this lens???

+ CamBEE Professional RGB 600 Panel 2-Light Kit (2LK) for $220
+ [all together now]: because you can’t have photography without light!

+ Sachtler Dr. Bag #3 for $139~
+ since they numbered them, we OCD/completists may feel compelled to get them all 😉

+ MagNUS REX VT-5000 2-Stage Video Tripod with Fluid Head for $170

+ SmallHD INDIE 7 Touchscreen On-Camera Monitor for $999 with FREE cleaning cloth and 2pk of GVM charger with battery kit

+ LEXAR Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series, two options, further discounted in cart

+ Eartec goofy business headset-intercom type things

+ FLASH DEAL: Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case with Foam Set (Black) for $175 after in-cart coupon
+ yes, a day with TWO bag the bags 🙂

If you find that mobile photography can get a bit stagnant, the CreativeLIVE On-AIR free-streamin’ comes to the rescue at 12pm ET with the Experimental Mobile Photography class with Lisa Carney. Runtime is 69 minutes, so it will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.

Comixology App PSA
If you are using the Comixology app, note that Amazon will be phasing it out. Your Comixology content is already integrated into the Kindle app which has been updated/upgraded to handle manga content. The Comixology app will be retired around December 3 in 2023.

Tuesday: Tenba DNA, 64GB UHS-II, GVM Light Wands (4o), Benro, Vanguard Binos, Etc

Tuesday brings us another 7+1 formation at the B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

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

+ Vanguard 10×42 Endeavor ED II Binocularfor $210

+ 2-pack for $110
+ V90, U3, C10, 300/250

+ Tenba DNA 15 Slim Messenger Bag (Cobalt) for $90
+ it looks so beautiful, can you resist the BAG the BAGS impulse?

+ GVM Light Wands, four options, $149 to $549

+ Gator 52″ Utility Cart Standard for $170
+ you can also take it to Wal*mart to attract special attention 😉

+ ACCsoon transmissiony thingies, $349 to $469

+ FLASH DEAL: Benro #3 MCT38AF Monopod with Flip Locks, 3-Leg Base, and S4 Video Head for $115

MEANwhile at the CreativeLIVE on-air, free streaming starting at 12pm ET on Tuesday 11/14/23 is “The Portrait Lighting Challenge: Natural vs Studio” with Sue Bryce, Felix Kunze, total runtime over 10 hours, so it will air/stream twice in its entirety during the free-streaming window.

YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY gotten tired seeing this, but yes there’s another Early Black Friday sale, this time around at the Monoprice website

Monday: Rotolights and Lexars

RotoLights and LExARs are the stars of the Monday 11/13/23 Adorama daily deals running in the Pacific time zone or earlier if sold out:

+ Rotolight R90 90cm Parabolic Softbox with Bowens S-Mount Adapter Bracket for $289

+ Rotolight NEO 3 On-Camera RGBWW LED Streamer Lighting Kit – Light Pack 1 for $544

+ Lexar Gold Series Professional 80GB CFexpress Type-A Memory Card for $100 after in-cart coupon

+ Lexar Professional CFexpress Type-A/SD USB 3.2 Gen 2 Reader for $40 after in-cart coupon

MEANwhile the latest additions to the Amazon USA Gold Box includes the Citizen EcoDrive “real” watch [yes, analogue watches are making a comeback after people got tired of recharging every 24 hours], SodaStream bundles, kids Bluetooth headphones and the …star of the show of course, Star Wars Stands for the Echo Dot (4 or 5 Gen) or anything with a similar shape 🙂

Monday: Pelican, Delkin, Genaray, SmallHD, EasyRIG, E Lenses to Z bodies AF adapter, Etc

Everybody’s favorite day is here, yes, it is Monday and we have another 7+1 at the B&H Photo dailies:

+ Pelican 0915 Memory Card Case for 12 SD, 6 miniSD, and 6 microSD Cards (Black) for $19
+ bag the memory card bag!

+ Venus Megadap ETZ21 Pro Sony E-Mount Lens to Nikon Z-Mount Autofocus Adapter for $199

+ 512GB Delkin POWER CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $120

+ SmallHD CINE 5 Touchscreen On-Camera Monitor for $1199 with FREE cleaning cloth

+ EasyRiG Minimax for $959
+ Easy name, not so easy price 😉

+ TechnicalPRO WebCamArm 2 Camera Arm (20.9″) for $18

+ Ubiquiti UNVR-PRO UniFi Protect NVR Pro (No HDD) for $429

+ FLASH DEAL: Genaray Mochi On-Camera Mini RGB Light Panel (Black) for $25
+ NOTE that this mochi does not require refrigeration and it is NOT edible 😉

ON THE Creative LIVE ONAiR, the free-streaming headliner starting at 12pm ET on Monday is Travel Photography with their resident gearhead John Greengo, 5.5 hours long. The Class Intro (12 min) is the “Kindle sample” you can watch any time to see if it’s something you might be interested in.

Sunday: GVM 3LK, Lensbaby M43, Flash Stick, SwissDigital, Glow, Sirui, Savage, Etc

We start with the MEH daily deal again, this time we have a bag for …electricity, while yesterday we had a …bag for coffee. It’s a 2-pack of Etekcity surge power protectors, two options, for $20 to $25 plus shippings.

Now we have four offerings at the Sunday Adorama daily deals as follows:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B for $80 after in-cart coupon

+ GVM 1500D 75W Bi-Color RGB Studio Soft LED Panel 3-Light Kit (3LK) for $499

+ Glow ParaSnap 24×24″ Square New Generation SterlingFibre Softbox with Bowens Mount for $149
+ OR 24×34″ rectangle for $159

NEXT UP we have another 7+1 formation at the B&H Photo daily deals for Sunday as follows:

+ Lensbaby Sol 22mm f/3.5 Lens for M43rds for $90
+ only available in M43rds

+ 4-pack of BESCOR 2200mAh 7.4V NP-F Battery and Charger Kits for $40
+ that’s four batteries and four one-slot chargers

+ SwissDigital Neptune Massaging Backpack for $90 after in-cart coupon
+ OR Pearl Rose for $100 after in-cart coupon

+ 128GB Kingston DataTraveler Exodia Flash Drive for $7
+ USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
+ Keyring Loop, Protective Cap

+ RUCPAC Professional Focus Headlamp for $40
+ be sure to calibrate the focus 😉

+ Savage Backdrop Travel (Chroma Green, 5 x 7′) for $30

+ Audio Technica Bluetooth earphones for $15

+ FLASH DEAL: SIRUI ET-2204 Carbon Fiber Tripod with E-20 Ball Head for $179

MEANWHiLE on the free-streaming front starting at 12pm ET at CrEATiVe LiVe On-AiR the headliner is a 14.5 hour class “Pose It, Light It, Love It” with Clay Blackmore. Lesson #3 (17 min) is the “Kindle sample”.

Sat: Rotolight Accessories, Tumblers, Animal Photography

Yes, today is Singles Day 11.11 in 2023, so you are allowed to remove your wedding ring until midnight! Whatever happens on Singles Day, stays on Singles Day 😉

We start with the MEH daily deal where you can score a 4-Pack of Primula Peak Insulated Stainless Steel Tumblers (18 oz or 20 oz) for $24 plus shipping. As usual, paying MEH members get free S&H.

Two new offers we find at the Adorama dailies of the “Accessorize The Accessories” kind:

+ Rotolight Bowens S Mount Adapter for $64

+ Rotolight Yoke for AEOS LED Light for $68

It’s The House Of The Rising Sun at the Saturday Creative LIVE OnAIR, the headliner free-streamer starting at 12pm ET is The Animals Photography with Rachael Hale McKenna, over 14 hours runtime so it will only air once (in full) during this free-streaming window. Lesson #2 (22 min long) is the “Kindle sample”.

ON THE FREEBIES front, if you are a member of the Lucky’s-Savemart rewards program, this weekend’s freebie is a 17oz Sparkling ICE beverage type thing.

Friday: 16″ LG Gram (i7, 16GB, 1TB, RTX 4GB) for $1060, Etc

A trio of offerings at the Friday Adorama dailies as follows:

+ LG gram 16″ WQXGA Notebook for $1080
+ Core i7-1260P 2.1GHz
+ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 4GB
+ Windows 11 Home

+ H&A Bags for either Acoustic or Classic guitars for $20 each
+ Bag the …Guitar BAGS!

MEANwhile among the latest additions at Amazon is a sale on various Amazon house brands. Once upon a time it was just AmazonBasics, now it’s a gazillion different sub-brands. I wonder if most employees at Amazon can even keep track of them 😉

GOOD until 11/13/23, for just $5 you can sign up for the Panera Unlimited Sip Club with a subscription that runs until the end of 2023. NOTE that after the promotional period this will auto-renew at the standard rate of $12/month. If you do not want that to happen, you must needs cancel it ahead of time. Check the aforelinked page for terms/conditions/restrictions/etc.