Sunday: Nanlite, Oben, Zeiss Batis 18/2.8 for $999 [E], Etc

Sunday is a Z-ICE Z-ICE BABY lens day, more specifically for Sony E-mount shooters at the B&H Photo daily deals running until 1/8/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ ZEISS Batis 18mm f/2.8 for $999
+ as of the time of writing, USED prices start at $670 in “8+” (Moderate Wear) condition at B&H
+ at KEH Camera, used prices start at $651 (EX condition, caps, no hood) as of the time of writing

+ Nanlite Halo 10B Bi-Color USB LED Ring Light (10″) for $39

+ Oben ATM-2600 6-Section Aluminum Monopod for $35

+ AGM ASP-Micro TM160Y Handheld Industrial/Marine Thermal Monocular for $299
+ USOs are waiting for you 😉

Elsewherez on the interwebz:

+ Top 100 Magazine sale at DiscountMAGS

+ new 2023 model year arrivals at $6 Dollar Shirts
+ yes, CES 2023 brings out new t-shirt models too 😉

Wedn: Sigma 20mm f1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for $679 [E], Etc

And just like that we reached the First Hump Day of 2013 (OOOPS 2023!). Good until 1/4/23 at 11:59pm ET are the following B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E for $679
+ only the Sigma E is on sale

+ Atomos NEON 17″ 4K HDR Monitor/Recorder for $999 with FREE Atomos Button Bar and FREE audio design desk Create Digital Audio Workstation (Download)

+ LG 24MB35V-W 23.8″ IPS Monitor for $90

+ CoreSWX Hypercore NEO Slim 98Wh Lithium-Ion Battery (V-Mount) for $199

THEN at the MEH daily we geaux where we find the Anker MagGo 2-in-1 Magnetic Charging Station for iPhone & AirPods for $40 plus shippings…

Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary for $319 [X/E/m43/L/EF-M], Sunpak $30 Flash, Benro, Shimoda, Etc

We are charging across the universe on Friday 12/30/22 at the MEH daily deal where you can get a 2pk of Aukey dual-port 24W car USB chargers for $10 plus shipping…

The B&H Mega Deal Zone ended after 72 hours but fear not, the B&H Photo daily deals return with a LENS DAY. This being a Friday, the offers run until Saturday 12/31/22 at 11:59pm ET with the customary Sabbath online order closing…

+ Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary for $319 in Sony E, Fuji X, Leica L, M43 and EF-M

+ Sunpak DF3600U Flash for Canon and Nikon Cameras for $30

+ Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head for $115

+ also: TV mount, microphone, headlamp, and window mount

+ flash deal: Shimoda Explore V2 30 Backpack Starter Kit (Small Mirrorless Core Unit Modular Camera Insert) for $249

Nikon Z9 with Capture One 23 PRO for $5497

If of all the mirrorless cameras out there it is the Nikon Z9 the one you want, Adorama is offering it with a FREE Capture One 23 PRO key for $5497. If eligible/available, it may qualify for FREE Overnight shipping.

Adorama’s FREE Overnight shipping promotion cut-off point is around 12/22/22 at 4pm eastern time.

Monday: Sigma 24-70/2.8 DG DN Art for $899 [E/L], PaperShoot DIY digital cameras, Benro, Pelican, Vello Battery Grips (28 options), Etc

It’s Monday, yes, but it’s made better because it is a LENZ DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals, and it’s a real lens, not a baby lens 😉

+ Vello Battery Grips, 28 options, $37 to $60, for a variety of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
+ these are compatible with more than 28 individual camera models, because cameras that share the same/similar chassis are compatible with the same Vello battery grip (eg Canon 70D, 80D, 90D)

+ Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art for $899 in Sony E and Leica L
+ yes, finally a Leica L lens without a “Leica Tax” 🙂

+ PaperShoot DIY digital cameras, 19 options

+ Pelican hard cases, 8 options

+ Benro Bat Zero Series Carbon Fiber Tabletop Tripod with VX20 Ball Head for $140

+ Angelbird AtomX SSDmini, three options

+ Uncaged wobble stools for $90, four color options
+ you can wobble in style 😉

+ flash deal: Tilta Tiltaing Battery Plate v2 (V-Mount for $79
+ a lot of TILT 🙂

Sirui 75/1.8 1.33x Ana for $479 to $499, 3POD, Glow, Lexar CFB

More Sirui anamorphic action at the latest iteration of the Adorama daily deals, this one running until Monday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sirui 75mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens for $499 after $200 off in-cart coupon for Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z
+ the M434ds is $479 after a $120 off in-cart coupon
+ the Sony E is $499 on a separate sale of its own
+ not on sale: Canon RF and Leica L

+ Glow ParaSnap 44″ Octa New Generation SterlingFibre Softbox With Bowens Mount for $169

+ 3Pod TREK Series 4-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod/Monopod and Arca Type Ball Head for $90

+ Lexar 128GB Professional CFexpress Type-B Memory Card for $109
+ upto 1750MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write Speed

UPDATE: if you are a fan of the Kindle e-ink e-readers Amazon is having a big line-up sale that includes the latest models, such as the Paperwhite for $95 and the Signature Paperwhite for $130. They also have “International Versions” for readers outside the USA.

Fotopro, Zhiyun, Sirui 32/1.8 1.33x Ana for $399 [m43]

Time won’t stand still, so a new set of Adorama daily deals is here, and it is a LENZ DAY, and it is running until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sirui 35mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds for $399
+ only the M43rds is on sale

+ FotoPro E-6 Eagle Series 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Gimbal Head for $499

+ Zhiyun SMOOTH-X2 2-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo for Smartphones, Ink Black for $75

+ Adorama Flashpoint 7′ Black Lightstand, 5/8″ Top Stud for $10

Nikon Black Friday offers (91 options)

Ninety one is the magic number of options in the B&H Nikon Black Friday with a mix of DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but surprise-surprise there’s a Coolpix P1000 superzoom (or is it a telescope?) bundle. There’s lenses of course for both DSLR and mirrorless, along with Nikon MB-D16 Multi Battery Grip for $137. Too many to list here individually…

Canon Black Friday offers (61 offers)

Make every shot a Powershot, but they are not participating in this installment of the Canon Black Friday offers at B&H Photo. They have 61 offers that are mostly DSLR and mirrorless cameras and associated lenses, flashes, and other accessories and binoculars. Too many to list here individually..

Fuji Black Friday offers (22 options)

Fuji is having a bit of a similar strategy to Pentax, an APS-C system and a medium format system and this is reflected in their Black Friday offerings at B&H as it is a mix of the X-System and their medium format mirrorless system. No Fuji X100V in the BF offers as there are supply issues. Hard to sell something you don’t have, it pains me to say.

Panasonic (73) and Olympus (41) Black Friday offers

A love affair that was born four thirds together, so in this post we group the OlyPan offers at the B&H Black Friday!

We start with the Panasonic offers, a total of 73 of them, a mix of mirrorless cameras and lenses (mostly M43rds, but some S-series too), and fixed lens cameras too (FZ/ZS zooms and LX rawsumers), along with the HC-X1 camcorder.

On the other side of the aisle, there are 41 Olympus offers featuring M43rds cameras and lenses.

Sigma and Tamron Lens Deals (75 options)

And now let’s group together the two major third-party lens manufacturers at the B&H Black Friday offers. Sigma offers 56 mostly lenses of DSLR and mirrorless variety for a variety of systems. Too many to list here individually. Also part of the festivities is the FP (really Sigma, couldn’t find a better name) camera for $1500 or $1600 with 45mm lens. They also have three mount adapters.

Then we take a look at the Tamron offers where we find 19 lenses, a mix of DSLR (Canon, Nikon) and mirrorless (mostly Sony E but also a Fuji X option)…

Sony Black Friday offers (68 options)

Sony time now, B&H Photo is running 68 Sony offers at their Black Friday featuring mirrorless cameras, lenses, memory cards, and system accessories too (flash, grip, battery, etc). There’s also one fixed lens camera, the ZV-1 going for $650…

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS w/FREE Matterport smartphone mount for $529

We interrupt the Black Friday stream (of deal consciousness?) with a new round of the Adorama daily deals, this one running until Saturday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

And surprise-surprise, Adorama has saved an actual camera deal for their Black Friday daily deal! Yes, a real APS-C mirrorless camera kit!

+ Sony a6000 with 16-50mm with FREE Matterport Axis Motorized Smartphone Mount for $529
+ lens is Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

+ SmallRig Lightweight Fluid Video Head for $64 after in-cart coupon

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) – Godox AD600 Pro for $599

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Kit – Godox AD200 Pro for $269

For more Adorama action, check their Black Friday offerings

Neewer 35mm f1.4 for Fuji X for $35 AC

I had opened way too many browser tabs for the previously-posted chinese manual budget lenses and when closing the tabs because the computer became unusable, I found a tab with this deal that is good for all, not just prime members.

It is a 30% off clip-on coupon, and it drops the price of the new condition Neewer 35mm f1.4 for Fuji X APS-C from $50 to $35. You can’t even buy Fuji-branded toilet paper for $35 😉

$50ish Manual APS-C Primes for Sony E and Nikon Z

And now a small excursion in the land of manual chinese prime lenses, For some reason [the notorious invisible hand of the market?], these particular mount options of these lenses are on sale for around $50 as follows:

+ Neewer 35mm f1.4 for $40.55 for Sony E APS-C, for PRIME MEMBERS ONLY

+ Voking 35mm 1.7 for $46 in Sony E APS-C

+ Neewer 35mm f1.7 for $49 in Sony APS-C, for PRIME MEMBERS ONLY

+ Meike 25mm f1.8 for $52.50 in Nikon Z APS-C

+ this is just a sampling

CAUTION: chinese budget manual prime lenses are a never-ending rabbit hole, so please do not blame me if you spend the next 12 hours looking into them 😉

Rokinon and Samyang Black Friday Lens sales

Rokinon lens sales during the Black Friday season, and other major shopping seasons, are a new digital tradition. So not to be left out of the 2022 edition of Black Friday, we have five pages of offers at the Amazon website and 43 options, including the Cine bundles, at B&H Photo.

AND of course it goes without saying, there is also a parallel Samyang lens sale, this one “only” two pages of options long 🙂

Needless to say, too many to list here individually 🙂

Sony ZV-E10 Body for $700, Creator Bundle for $1400

If of all the cameras out there, it is the Sony ZV-E10 content creator camera the one you want, it is on sale for $698 at authorized Sony dealers, and Adorama has bundles with freebies, either Corel software and card and bag, or better card and bag.

For +$100, you can get the above with the 16-50mm kit lens.

On the other hand, if you are ready to jump in with a loaded “Content Creator Vlogging kit”, B&H Photo has a bundle like that for $1395 that includes:

+ Sony ZV-E10 ($700 on its own)
+ Sony 10-18mm f4 OSS lens ($700 on its own)
+ Sennheiser MKE 200 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Directional Microphone ($100 on its own)
+ Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)
+ Sony Vlogger Accessory Kit
+ Pawa NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1030mAh)

Just like the body only, for +$100, you can get the above with the 16-50mm kit lens added.

Panasonic G9 body w/serious freebies for $998

If the Panasonic G9 is the one you want, and you want freebies with the body only as well, you can get it for $998 at B&H Photo (with 64GB Extreme, Paintshop and bag) BUT the big freebies come from Adorama, and you have multiple alternatives:

+ Vanguard Tripod with Ball Head and 32GB card

+ Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL flash

+ Accessorapalooza with all kinds of smaller freebies bundled together forever

For more Black Friday action, check the Adorama offers (now 1380+ options) and the B&H Photo Black Friday offerings…

7 Artisans Black Friday sale (112 options)

On the other hand, not everyone can afford Zeiss lenses, especially if you have multiple systems and you want various different lenses for each system. So, on this side of the price-spectrum, we have 112 options in the 7-Artisans Black Friday sale at B&H Photo. Plenty of mirrorless options, including a… UFO lens for $49! Too many lenses to list here individually…

Zeiss BF sales (66 options)

Zeiss-Zeiss Baby! Black Friday without Zeiss we cannot have and B&H Photo is indeed running a 66-item Zeiss Lens sale featuring various lens options for mirrorless and DSLR and rangefinder systems too. Too many to list here indivually…

Olympus E-M1X Body down to $1800

We have not forgotten about M43rds! The current Olympus flagship, the E-M1X body only is now down to $1800 at select authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo (where USED PRICES start at $1120 in “8+” condition) and various thru Amazon

For more Black Friday action, check the Adorama offers (now 1380+ options) and the B&H Photo offers

Nikon Z7 Body w/Think Tank Retro 7M Bag for $1798

If of all the Nikon ZZ Top cameras it is the Nikon Z7 (Mark I) the one you want, for a limited time, as part of the BF festivities, you can get it at B&H Photo for $1797, bundled with the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)!

The same offer is available on the “with 24-70mm” standard kit for $2400…

For more action, check the B&H Black Friday specials…

Open Box Panasonic GH5S body for $1298

If you want to get the Panasonic GH5S at a lower price, but from a reputable dealer and with the manufacturer warranty (extendable to 3 years with online registration), we have good news for you, as part of the Black Friday festivities you can get it in open box condition for $1298 at B&H Photo!

The new condition price is $1900 but with some freebies, eg at Adorama.

For more action, check the B&H Black Friday specials…

Tue: Macro Ring Light for $40, Lensbaby Optic Swap Spark Kit for $360, Etc

Tuesday is here ushering in a new round of B&H Photo daily deals running until 11/15/22 at 11:59pm Et or earlier if sold out. Yes, we are already at the halfway point of November! Black Friday is now inevitable!

+ Bolt VM-160 LED Macro Ring Light for $40

+ Lensbaby Optic Swap Spark Kit for $360 in Canon EF and RF, Sony E, Nikon F and Z, Fuji X, M43rds and Pentax K
+ consists of Composer II PRO with Edge 50
+ Spark 2.0 and Sweet 50 Optic
+ Swap System case
+ no relation to derivative swaps 😉

+ NanLITE Compac 24B Adjustable Bi-Color Soft LED Panel Desktop Light with Stand for $39

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Classic Series 1 Tripod with Monopod and Ball Head Kit for $90

+ Roland Web Presentation Dock for $199

+ 15.6″ Lenovo Legion 5i Gaming Notebook for $1350
+ Phantom Black
+ 2.3 GHz Core i7 14-Core (12th Gen)
+ 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD,
+ 1920 x 1080 @ 165 Hz IPS
+ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (8GB GDDR6)
+ with FREE ACRONIS thing

+ 1TB AngelBIRD AV Pro CF CFast 2.0 Memory Card for $500

+ flash deal: Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canceling In-Ear Earphones (Black) for $100

Sunday: GVM, Oben, F-Stop, Sirui 35mm f1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x for $399 [m43], Etc

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

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals that runs until 11/13/22 at 11:59pm ET and hooray-hooray, we have a lenz day!

+ Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens (MFT Mount) for $399
+ the other two versions (RF, L) are NOT on sale

+ GVM LED Light Bi-Color Edge Video LED Soft Light (15″) for $109

+ F-STOP Brooklyn Sling Bag (Olive) for $29
+ BAG the BAG!
+ why does it remind me of pistachio ice cream? 😉

+ Oben BA-111 Single Lever Ball Head for $30

+ KanexPRO HDMI 4K USB 2.0 Gaming Capture Dongle with 3′ HDMI Cable for $18

+ PGYtech MantisPod Pro Tabletop Vlogging Tripod for $80

+ 2-Pack of 32GB Kingston DataTraveler Kyson USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A Flash Drive for $10
+ 64GB of above for $16, that’s $8 per flash drive

+ flash deal: PerfPower EZBoost Mobile Charger (Gray) for $10

Monday: AUTEL, Benro, GVM, Platypod, FSTOP, Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder Collection, Etc

Monday is here and we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals running until 11/7/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder’s Collection for $499 in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X, M43rds, Nikon Z, Pentax K, and Canon RF
+ set includes Sweet 50, Edge 35 and 50, System Case, and Composer PRO II for the appropriate camera system

+ AUTEL EVO II PRO 6K Drone Rugged Bundle (Dual-Band) for $1799

+ Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch with Sub Mini Connection for $30 in two Canon, two Nikon, and one Sony, Panasonic, Fuji options

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Carbon Fiber Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod (Pacific Blue) for $130

+ Platypod Max Camera Support for $69

+ FSTOP Mountain Series Ajna Backpack (40L) for $170 in three color options with choice of freebie

+ GVM SD300D Bi-Color LED Video Spotlight Kit with Stand and Softbox for $439

+ flash deal: Viltrox RB08 Mini Bicolor Portable LED Light for $25

Pre-order the new Fuji X-T5 camera starting at $1700

Say what you will about Fuji’s APS-C cameras, but they look very …photographic! If you can’t resist that siren’s call, and you have $1700+ to spare, the new Fuji X-T5 is now available for pre-ordering with a November 17 estimated release date!

The body only goes for $1700, while the kit with the XF 16-80mm f4 R OIS WR goes for $2200, and the kit with the XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS WR goes for $2100. Zoom more for $100 more 🙂

For those who have not been paying particularly close attention, we are at the 40-megapixel X-Trans BSI sensor now, with Pixel Shift Multi-Shot getting you 160 megapixels. Focus points are growing too, now at 425 phase detection points 🙂 IBIS, yes, Idris Elba’s second cousin, now promises up to seven stops.

Burst mode goes up to 15/20fps, with the mechanical shutter promising half a million actuations. Battery promises up to 680 frames. Video is up to 6.2K. And on and on and on.

Pre-orders are available right now at B&H Photo and at Adorama

You owe it to yourself to live the Fuji shooting experience, but of course you don’t have to pay $1700+ for this camera – there are plenty of older models (KEH link) circulating in the market!

Curious about this camera? Here’s a 10-minute YouTube-embedded initial review by Dpreview Television:

Tue: Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens with Filter Kit for $180 [X/E/m43/Z/EF-M], Feelworld, Sandisk, Benro, Cinetics, GVM 3-Light Kit, Etc

Lenze Dayze continue at the B&H Photo daily deals, that is if you consider Lensbabies to be lenses. A 50-page forum thread debating this follows 😉 Offers good until 11/1/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out!

But first, a quick note. A new month is here, November 2022 is upon us all, even though it feels like yesterday we were singing Happy New Year 😉 YES, Black Friday Month is here! Expect your emails to be filled with “Early Black Friday” offers. After all, Black Friday is a state of mind, it’s a lifestyle, it’s not just a calendar period 🙂

+ Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens with Filter Kit for $180 in five mirrornyet options: M43rds, Fuji X, Sony E, Nikon ZZ Top, and Canon EF-M
+ this consists of the 28mm f3.5 lens and three 46mm filters and a carrying case

+ GVM 560AS Bi-Color LED Studio Video 3-Panel Light Kit for $229

+ Ben Ro MeFoto GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Kit (Black) for $275
+ yes, our favorite emo-jedi is back!

+ FeelWorld F6 Plus 5.5″ 4K HDMI Monitor for $120
+ yes, our favorite Depeche Mode coverband is back!

+ Cinetics Lynx 3-Axis Motorized Slider for $1100
+ I use this to record QVGA video with my Sony Cybershot P72 😉

+ CoreSWX Hypercore NEO 150 Mini 147Wh Lithium-Ion Battery (V-Mount) for $299

+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card for $15

+ flash deal: Auray MS-65HD Professional Mic Stand with Telescoping Boom Arm for $40

Monday: Sigma 24/1.4 DG HSM ART for $599 [E], Etc

Lenz Dayz are back at the B&H Photo daily deals, this set good until Monday 10/31/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $599 in Sony E only

+ Quasar Q-25 Crossfade Linear LED Bi-Color Light (2′) for $90

+ Browning BTC-5HD-APX-20C Strike Force Apex HD Trail Camera (20MP) for $80

+ Angelbird 160GB AV PRO CFexpress 2.0 Type B SX Memory Card for $130

+ Hollyland Mars 300 PRO HDMI Wireless Video Transmitter/Receiver Set (Standard) for $329

+ Inovatic Voyager 36 NXT Equipment Cart for $2099

+ Manfrotto VR Aluminum Complete Stand for $90

+ flash deal: Nanuk 910 Case with Custom Foam for DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo (Black) for $65