Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF for $249 [E]

The current Adorama daily deal (changes Friday 7/23/21 at 10am ET {or earlier if sold out}) is is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF going for $249 with free US shipping in the Sony E system. This only in the black color scheme of the lens…

Olympus E-M5 III with 14-150/4-5.6 II and Rokinon 16mm T2.2 for $1049

Woo-Woo! It’s LENS DAY at B&H and now we have CAMERA DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Olympus E-M5 III with TWO LENSES for $1049
+ the lenses are: Olympus 14-150 f4-5.6 II and Rokinon 16mm T2.2 for M43rds

+ Godox TL60 RGB Tube Light for $199

+ Godox TL60 RGB Tube Light 2-Light Kit with Gooseneck 2-Light Bracket for $429

+ Godox TL60 RGB Tube Light 4-Light Kit with Gooseneck 4-Light Bracket for $790

Monday: 2pk of Lexar 1066x SD, GVM, Nanuk 935, Tiffen VND, Zeiss Batis 25/2 [E], Etc

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Monday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 2-pack of Lexar Professional 1066x UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards (SILVER Series)
+ 64GB for $30, 128GB for $50
+ 128GB wins the GB/$

+ ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 for Sony E for $999
+ used prices over there start at $844

+ Tiffen Variable Neutral Density Filter at 72mm, 77mm and 82mm with a $20 mail-in rebate

+ GVM 560AS Bi-Color LED Studio Video 2-Panel Light Kit for $159 with FREE GVM Softbox

+ Nanuk 935 Wheeled Hard Utility Cases with Foam for $135 in eight color options

+ EdelKrone StandONE All-Terrain Foldable Camera Stand for $99

THEN we head on over to the Woot dailies where they have scratch-n-dent Chromebooks ($80 to $90), 3D printers and accessories, and more…

MEANWHILE at the Best Buy dailies they have the Moza Air 2 gimbal stabilizer critter for $400… They also have Nomatic bags [not camera bags]…

RYZEN 7 3700X leads the way among the Monday 7/12/21 at the NewEGG dailies

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, at the Bezos Space Empire on Earth, it is a “Back to School Sale”, it’s a Papermate sale… This year may have felt compressed but let’s not forget, the 4th of July is the unofficial start of the Back to School shopping season πŸ™‚ Just don’t tell the students and the teachers πŸ™‚

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III MF for $499 [Nikon Z]

Nikon ZZ Top fans, you got LENZ and you know how to use them! Good until Wednesday 6/30/21 at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III lens of the manual focus kind for $499 with free US shipping. The sale price is only available in the Nikon Z…

The Canon RF and Sony E remain at regular pricing…

Prime Day: Rokinon and Samyang Lenses on sale (139 options)

Prime lenses for Prime members! Most of these lenses show the regular price with verbiage that says “save an additional 20%” for Prime members, so keep that in mind when you are looking at the search-index listing pages below. Or add them to the shopping cart.

For example, the first lens in the Samyang listing below is a $629 14/2.8 AF (RF) lens. If you are a Prime member and you add it to cart, you will pay 20% off that price, making it $500 and something

A total of 139 prime Rokinon and Samyang lenses of all kinds are on sale during Prime festivities. I obviously cannot list them all, so I will not list any of them per the Fairness Doctrine πŸ˜‰

+ 20% off 94 Rokinon Lenses

+ 20% off 45 Samyang Lenses

+ note that the numbers are lens options, meaning that if a particular Samyang lens is made for five different mounts, it shows as five separate listings, so it counts as five of the 45 above

Prime Day: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $1040 [Sony E]

Do not bat an eye πŸ˜‰ Prime members get a 20% off discount on the current price ($1299) of the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for the Sony E system dropping it to $1040…

You can start a free 30-day Prime trial if you want to grab it…

NOTE: that some of the Prime Day deals show the sale price on the Amazon page, while others show the standard price with a 20% off for Prime members signage (the price will be adjusted in the shopping cart). I’m guessing this might be because of MAP?

NiSi 15mm f4 Sunstar with $50 GC for $499 [X/E/Z/RF/L]

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ NiSi 15mm f4 Sunstar Full Frame ASPH Lens for $499 with FREE $50 Adorama gift certificate added automatically to the bundle during this promotion
+ lens is available in Fuji X, Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, and Leica L

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Monolight Outdoor 2-Flash Kit for $749

+ Flashpoint FV150 Hybrid R2 Continuous LED Light and HSS Flash (Godox FV150) for $259

+ LG 27UK670 27” 16:9 4K Ultra HD IPS Monitor with USB Type-C for $349

Prime Day: Sony a6000 Body for $345

Also part of the Prime Day 2021 sales, more specifically at the Outdoorsy and Photography sale you can get the new condition Sony a6000 body only for $345 with free US shipping.

This is the silver color scheme, sold and shipped by Amazon herself.

Prime Day: Rokinon Lenses and NatGeo Tripods

As part of the Prime Day 2021 festivities, Amazon has a Photography & Outdoorsy sale (two pages of options) with 35 options including the following Rokinon lenses:

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $189 in Sony E, $222 in Canon EF, $245 AE chipped for Nikon

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 II weather sealed for $280 in Sony E, for $315 in Canon EF

+ Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for Sony E NEX for $224, for Fuji X or Canon EF-M or M43rds for $231

+ Rokinon 12mm f2 for $175 in Sony E NEX

+ Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC in Canon EF or Nikon F for $350

+ Nanuk cases

+ various National Geographic branded tripods

EU Prime Day Camera Gear: Canon, Sony, Pentax, Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Panasonic S5, Storage, Etc

It’s already Prime Day in Europe and at the Amazon Germany website there’s among others a Canon gear sale that includes the 90D, the G3X, and lenses of different kinds (EF, EF-S, EF-M, RF)… A total of nine options is available as of the time of writing…

But that’s not all! There’s also a big (two page) Sony-priority camera gear sale that includes various Sony lenses, the RX100 III, the 7R II body only, lenses from Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Pentax (eg 50/1.8 SMC DA for 100 euro), and Tamron, Panasonic S5, Steiner binos, and more!

There’s also a sale of action cameras and drones

Next up we have the Storage Sale that includes Sandisk SD and microSD, Samsung, Lexar, Axe and more, three pages of them! There’s even some CompactFlash UDMA7 of the Lexar kind!

The interesting thing with Prime, even if you live in a country that does not get Prime delivery (eg within the scope of Amazon Germany), you can still sign up for the 30-day Prime free trial and get the sale price. But you won’t get the free shipping benefits or any of the other DRM-restricted benefits (video, ebooks, etc)…

Rokinon 14/2.8 AF and 85/1.8 AF for $1198 [Canon RF]

If you are a new convert to the Canon RF system and want to add prime lenses to your collection (without the use of mount adapters), then good until Thursday 6/17/21 at 10am ET {or earlier if sold out) you can find at the Adorama daies this new condition Rokinon for Canon RF bundle going for $1198 with free US shipping. For that you get:

  • Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Auto Focus for RF
  • Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus for RF
  • cleaning kit
  • microfiber cloth (you can never have too many of these these-days with so many devices with screens on them

Viltrox AF 23mm f1.4 for $289 [Sony E]

Woo-Hoo! It’s a LENS DAY at the current Adorama daily deals running until Thursday 6/10/21 at 10am ET {or earlier if sold out}:

+ Viltrox AF 23mm f1.4 SFE for Sony E for $289
+ the Fuji X and Canon EOS M go for $329 each

+ Pelican MPD40 Water Resistant 40L Duffel Bag for $90

Elsewhere, among the Wednesday daily deals, at the Woot dailies they have a sale on renewed Nikon Aculon Optics from $50 to $105, and some Samsung TVs, and the always-accurate adaptation t-shirt, “The Book Is Always Better” πŸ™‚

And at the Best Buy dailies, there’s the 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC going for $58…

E-System Bundle: Rokinon 24/2.8 AF FF and 75mm f1.8 AF FF and Lens Station and Peak Design Lens Changing Kit for $529

Sony E-fans unite and take over! Good until Wednesday 6/9/21 at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out] at the Adorama daily deals you can get a Rokinon E-system Lens Bundle going for $529 with free US shipping. This price gets you:

  • Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus Full Frame
  • Rokinon 75mm f1.8 Auto Focus Compact Full Frame
  • Rokinon Lens Station for Sony E
  • Peak Design Lens Changing Kit Adapter for Sony E Mount
  • both lenses are for the E-system

Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Autofocus FF (E) for $179

Happening now, until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is this trio of Adorama daily deals:

+ Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Autofocus Full Frame lens for Sony E for $179
+ only available in Sony E

+ Tether Tools Case Relay Camera Power System for $80

+ CLAR Slim Series Bi-Color 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light with Wireless 2.4GHz Control for $60

Samyang 45mm f1.8 AF for $279 [E]

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal running until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is of interest to Sony E photographers, it is the new condition Samyang 45mm f1.8 AF ultra compact lens going for $279 with free US shipping… Yes, auto focus technology!

Elsewhere at Amazon:

+ USB Charger and Surge Protector for $13.60, up to five per customer
+ 5 AC outlets, three USB-A, one USB-C
+ 4.8 out of 5 based on over 8800 ratings

+ touchless thermometer for $10

Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE AF for $499 [E]

Hooray-hooray we have back to back lens days at the Adorama daily deals, it is the new condition Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE AF for the Sony E system going for $499 with free US shipping…

Also part of the dailies are these two:

+ Glow EZ Lock Wing-Like Parabolic Fiberglass Umbrella for $50

+ On-Stage AS800 Large-Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone – Bundle With H&A Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable, H&A Pop Filter with Gooseneck for $50

+ offers end on Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)

+ this is Blog-Typo-Certified (TM) to be Tokina, not Tamron (which was the yesterday daily deal)

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 65mm f1.4 Manual Focus (Fuji GF) for $599

Arthur C. Clarke wrote lesser known book, Randezvous with AdoRama and there until Thursday at 10am ET we have a 4-pack of offerings, one of which is a lens, a Fuji …Girl Friend πŸ™‚

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 for Fuji GF, a manual focus lens, going for $599
+ only available in Fuji GF

+ DJI Ronin-S for $399
+ wasn’t there a Ronin movie at some time in the past? or in the future? I’m a little unstuck in time these days and I lost my sonic screwdriver πŸ˜‰

+ Lenovo 500 Full HD USB Webcam for $33

+ H&A Professional USB Microphone for $50

Meanwhile among the Wednesday Amazon USA Gold Box offers there’s a sale on GooDee video projectors, and stylish TeaForte teas, most of them samplers in presentation boxes, would make nice gifts for all occasions, even better a random unexpected pick-me-up type of gifts. There’s also an adorable cherry-blossoms design resuable ceramic 12oz cup with included tea infuser for $14… Also great as a gift or even as home or office decor πŸ™‚

NExt up at the Wednesday Best Buy dailies we have the return of the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Ring Light Kit with BOYA Lavalier Microphone and Bluetooth Remote all together going for $60… More there, 15% off on Bath & Body Works gift cards, universal tablet stand, sit-n-stand dual-monitor desk converter type of a thing, Apple cases, a basic 5-cup $10 coffee machine and such…

SLR Magic Cine Prime Lenses for Sony E and M43rds (and LitePanels Astra offer)

Hooray hooray it’s a triple lens day at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Wednesday 5/4/21 at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out. But there’s also one non-lens item:

+ Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel, with V Mount Battery Bracket for $700 in your choice of V-mount or Gold-mount

+ SLR Magic Cine 10mm T2.1 HyperPrime for $249 in M43rds

+ SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 for $199 in Sony E

+ SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f1.1 for $199 in Sony E

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine for $249 [C/E/m43]

Hooray, hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Friday 4/30/21 at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine for $249 in Micro Four Thirds, Sony E NEX and Canon EF
+ the Nikon F goes for $299

+ VIOFO A129 Pro 4K UHD 2160p Dual Band Wi-Fi Front Dash Camera with GPS Module for $145

Wedn: Lowepro Adventura SH110 II for $10, Rokinon 24mm f2.8 AF for $199 [FE], Moment Anamorphic, CamRade, Magnus, Etc

Hump Day is upon us once again, time flies so fast when you are in COVID Jail πŸ˜‰

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals which is a LENS DAY, good until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Lowepro Adventura SH 110 II Shoulder Bag (Black) for $10
+ up to five per customer
+ remember, you can also use these for other products
+ another use: use them as thief bait, so they steal an empty $10 camera bag with dummy/filler material inside instead of a bag with actual camera gear

+ Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Autofocus lens for $199 in Sony FE
+ the “with Lens Station” bundle is not discounted HOWEVER you can get the Samyang version with the Lens Station for $295
+ this lens is only available in Sony FE

+ Moment Drone Series Mavic 2 Pro Anamorphic Lens for $80

+ Magnus VT-200 Tripod System with 2-Way Pan Head for $35

+ Panasonic PT-LW335U 3100-Lumen WXGA 3LCD Projector for $449
+ you can create your own version of a popular 80s song, “everywhere I lay my projector, that’s my TeeVee”

+ Samson G-Track Pro USB Microphone with Built-In Audio Interface for $99 with FREE THRONMAX S3 ZOOM Boom Arm included automatically by B&H during the promotion

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Camrade wetSuit for Sony HXR-NX5R for $99
+ camera not included πŸ™‚

+ next flash deal starts 12pm ET: camRade CB Single 1 camBag
+ price before sale $159

Meanwhile at the Adorama daily deal [changes Wednesday 10am ET] they offer the new condition BOYA BY-DM10 Digital Lavalier Microphone for $60 with free US shipping…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 MF for $229 [N, E]

Adorama’s current iteration of their daily deals includes a trio of offerings. This set is good until Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 AS IF ED UMC manual focus for Sony E for $229

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC manual focus with automatic chip for Nikon F for $229

+ DJI Osmo Mobile 3 – Travel Bundle With Holster Camera Bag, VC-1 Power Adapter, Microfiber Cloth, Ulanzi MT-05 Mini Tripod for $110

Meanwhile at the Monday Woot daily deals there is a factory reconditioned Parrot drone sale with five options, with prices ranging from $120 to $480 with a 90-day Tech Rabbit warranty…

The headliner of the Monday Amazon USA Gold Box is the Hercules Tuff charging station (6 stations, 6 short Lightning cables, I think they are built-in?) going for $24~…

Samyang 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus for $189 [FE] {also Battery Grip for Sony and LitraStudio RGBWW}

A trio of offers headlined by a lens are the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Thursday 4/22/21 at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]:

+ Samyang 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus full frame lens for Sony E for $189

+ Green Extreme VG-C4EM Battery Grip for Sony A7 S3, A7R IV, A9 II and A1 cameras for $49

+ Litra LitraStudio RGBWW Photo and Video LED Light for $250

Wednesday daily deals
Meanwhile among the Wednesday daily deals, ending at 11:59pm local time of each retailer they have:

+ at the Woot website there are Apple iMacs ($440 to $510), Samsung QLEDs, Yamaha-Klipsch bundles, Rocketbook, electric scooters and more

+ at the Best Buy dailies they have the 128GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC for $25, more WD, and a $10 HDTV indoor antenna…

+ at Amazon’s Gold Box the headliner is a matcha sale (both the tea and some gear), preschool earning, AIcook kitchen gear, $15 Amazon SmartPlug, AB pets, etc…

PS: for those sensitive to caffeine, please keep in mind matcha has more of it than regular tea. With matcha you consume the whole ground-up leaf, not just its “juice”

Lens Price War: Tokina Firin 20mm f2.8 FE down to $579

The new condition Tokina Firin 20mm f2.8 FE AF lens was going for $619 as yesterday’s Adorama daily deal. Then the price dropped to $589 at B&H Photo but as of the time of writing, the price has dropped further down at Adorama, going for $579 with free US shipping…

The Adorama daily deal changes on Tuesday at 10am ET. The B&H price is not a daily deal, so it can change at any time.

PS: this is Blog-Typo-Certified to be Tokina, not Tamron πŸ™‚

Tuesday: Tokina Firin 100/2.8 FE Macro for $429, Nanuk, Nanlite, Sirui, 512GB microSD, wireless shutter releases

Yes, lens-aholics, Tuesday is LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina Firin 100mm f2.8 FE Macro for $429 in Sony E
+ Blog-Typo-Certified to be Tokina, not Tamron πŸ™‚

+ Nanuk 918 6-Lens Case with Foam Insert for $100 in two color options

+ NanLite MixPad 11 Tunable RGB Hard and Soft LED Panel for $84 with FREE Dracast 1x NP-F 2200mAh Battery and 1 Charger Kit included automagically by B&H

+ Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for $28 in your choice of Canon sub-mini, Canon 3-pin, Nikon 10-pin, Nikon DC-2 [sorry, no Nikon Marvel option] and Sony-Minolta

+ Igloo Home Smart Deadbolt 2S for $150
+ works on more than just igloos πŸ™‚

+ 512GB Silicon Power Superior UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter for $60
+ “Superior” is part of its name, not a review rating πŸ™‚

+ various face mask options, $6 to $8

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Sirui R1204 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $115 after a $15 MAIL-IN REBATE

+ flash deal starts 12pm ET: Sirui T-25SK T-0S Series Travel Tripod with B-00 Ball Head (Black, Carbon Fiber)

Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE for $619 [also: Profoto bundle and LibraTorch 2.0]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals, this lot good until Tuesday 4/20/21 at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out:

+ Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video Light for $90

+ Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE Autofocus for $619 in the Sony E system
+ Blog-Typo-Certified (TM) to be Tokina, not Tamron πŸ™‚

+ Profoto Off-Camera Flash Kit for Nikon Camera, Includes A1X AirTTL On/Off-Camera Flash and Profoto Connect Flash Trigger for $795

Rokinon 85mm f1.4 AF for $529 [E]

Lens again at the Adorama daily deals, this one is good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out), it is the new condition Rokinon 85mm f1.4 Autofocus lens for the Sony E-mount going for $529 with free US shipping…

Optionally you can buy it with the Rokinon Docking Station for $569…

They Are Back (OR never left): refurbished Nikon Z5 sale: Body $899, w/24-50 $1099, w/24-200 $1699

These were an Adorama daily deal. The daily deal ended but I forgot to check whether the price of these changed or not. Fast-forward to now, and I rechecked the price, and the price remains the sale price, or it went up and now it is down again ~ I do not know. What matters is that as of the time of writing, the sale price is alive and kicking… Since this is now an “organic sale”, and not a daily deal, I have no clue what will happen to it going forward…

These are manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 body only for $899

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-50/4-6.3 for $1099

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-200/4-6.3 VR for $1699

+ the Nikon Z5 is a 35mm full frame camera

UPDATE: among the Best Buy dailies you can get the Philips Hue White BR30 Starter Kit for $55, and the Hue White & Color Ambiance BR30 Starter Kit (Multicolor) going for $80…They also have the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Ring Light Kit with BOYA Lavalier Microphone and Bluetooth Remote going for $60… Then there’s the 500GB SanDisk Extreme Portable External USB-C NVMe Portable SSD going for $85…

Open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105 f4 Macro OIS for $2399 [with 1-year warranty]

Are you dying to try out the new full-frame L system? Do you like saving money with open-box but still want the 1-year warranty? Do you want a “take pictures with” kit, so you can start shooting as soon as the battery charges and not deal with adapters and hacks and workarounds and manual focus and test charts and pin alignments and existential soul searching?

Well, you’ve found the right post!

For $2399, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105mm f4 Macro OIS with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty.

This is $100 lower than the price of the new condition S1 body-only, while the new condition S1 with 24-105 kit goes for $1000 more ($3500). So by going open-box, it’s like getting the 24-105 lens for free. The lens on its own goes for $1300 new condition or $1038 used.

A macro and stabilized lens with constant aperture and versatile zoom range! Competitive but pricey says DXoMark, better than the Canon L 24-105 but below the Shiguma ART. Since you are not paying $1300 for it stand-alone (or +$1000 for the kit), it’s not as pricey! Sign me up!

Refurbished Nikon Z5 sale: Body $899, w/24-50 $1099, w/24-200 $1699 {ends Thur 10am ET}

Don’t stop believing Nikon Z fans! The manufacturer refurbished Z system is back at the Adorama daily deals, these with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, good until Thursday 4/15/21 at 10am eastern time…

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 body only for $899

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-50/4-6.3 for $1099

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-200/4-6.3 VR for $1699

+ the Nikon Z5 is a 35mm full frame camera

+ Apple Watch Series 6 GPS, 40mm RED Aluminum Case with RED Sport Band for $349

And now let’s take a look at some of the other Wednesday daily deals:

+ at the Woot website they have Samsung Galaxy Tablets ($100 to $300), Google Pixel 3 and XL from $100 to $150 (scratch-n-dent; remember this gets the new Android, currently in development preview), a $120 HP Chromebook, and the easiest way to get people to stop pestering you, the “I Hate People” t-shirt πŸ™‚

+ at the Best Buy dailies there’s a Surface Laptop 3, more WD HDDs, a Joby GorillaPod 3K Tripod with ball head kit for $35, and such

+ and at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a $27 humidifier as the headliner, electronic learning toys, serums with “photo” in their name (!@!$#), and more…

Refurbished Nikon Z6 body only for $1199

My oh my what a surprise at this fresh set of Adorama daily deals ending by Tuesday 4/13/21 at 10am eastern [or earlier for anything that may sell out]. Headlining the action is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z6 body only going for $1199 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty. This is a 35mm full frame mirrorless camera body.

Post-purchase lens options vary, especially if you do not object to adapters and such…

Meanwhile at the rest of the Monday daily deals, we have an Anker sale through the Amazon USA Gold Box with five options ranging from $15 (mouse) to $104 (87W 25600 mAh powerbank with 65W USB-C)…

Then at the Woot dailies we have a sale on 13″ Surface Laptop 2 ($600 to $700, i5 or i7), with another Amazon Hardware sale as the main deal of the day (almost half of them already sold out)…

Refurbished Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f4 Z for $1649

On the other hand, if you want a “take pictures with” kit, good until Tuesday 4/13/21 at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out) you can get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f4 S Z lens for $1649 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty…

Both the Z6 and the Z 24-70/4 S lens are “full frame” πŸ™‚

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine [m43] for $289

The party continues at the Adorama daily deals with the new condition Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine lens for Micro Four Thirds offered for $289 with free US shipping… The other three system options you see on the aforelinked page are not part of the daily but two of them are on sale on their own, the Nikon F goes for $229 and the Sony E NEX goes for $299…

The last of the daily deals is the new condition iHome Photo Printer with Smartphone Dock (white color scheme) with iHome 4×6″ Ink and Paper Cartridge with 40-Sheets going for $140 with free US shipping.

Sales end on Tuesday 4/13/21 at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DSX for $549 [C], $649 [Others]

Lens time at the Adorama daily deals, it is the new condition Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DSX lens for $549 with free US shipping in the Canon EF system, good until Thursday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

The lens is on sale but for a higher price, for $649, for one DSLR system (Nikon F) and four mirrorless systems (M43rds, Canon RF, Sony E, Fuji X)…

But that’s not all. The Adorama daily deals also include:

+ Sachtler System FSB 8 FT Sideload Fluid Head with Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod & Mid Level Spreader for $1999

+ Naughty Dogs Inc. The Last of Us II Standard Edition for PlayStation 4 for $30

And on the COVIDalia front at Amazon, for $8.49 you can get a new condition generic touchless thermometer, up to two per customer at the sale price. Free shipping for Prime members or with the usual minimum purchase amount. This averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 845 global customer ratings. It is powered by two AAA batteries, a plus for the rechargeable fanclub πŸ™‚

Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary for $319 [E]

Also part of the Adorama dailies is another lens, I’m creating a separate post because it gets very confusing to put two lens names in a blog-post name, especially if they are made by a different manufacturer.

The lens is the new condition Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporiaries going for $319 in Sony E… As the “DC” in the model name suggests, this is an APS-C lens…

The other options (M43rds, Canon EF-M, Leica L) are not part of the sale (they go for $400).

The Adorama daily deals refresh at 10am ET every day, so this is good until Saturday at 10am ET, but because of the Passover holiday, this offer may repeat again [this is only my speculation]…

Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cinema [m43] for $179 [also: Profoto, Pelican, Etc]

My oh my! Adorama is starting the Passover Holiday daily deals with a DOUBLE LENS DAY!

+ Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for M43rds only for $179

+ Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary for $319 in Sony E

+ Pelican 1607 Protector Case with Pick N Pluck Foam for $312

+ Profoto Wide Lens for A1 Studio Light for $10

+ the refresh time for Adorama daily deals is always 10am ET, not midnight

+ because it’s the holiday season, some of the daily deals may renew every 24 hours; however, I am only speculating, I’m not sure they will renew or not; only time will tell [cue continent supergroup song]…

Among the Friday Best Buy daily deals we have a sale on Sunpak 12″ ring light kits, two options, $60 or $80… With the usual/customary Shutterfly coupon promo thing…

At the Friday NewEgg dailies we find the Ryzen 5 2600 desktop processor for $180 after promo code, a 64GB Team microSDXC for $7, a 2TB WD Black P10 Game portable external HDD for $65 after promo code, a 50pk of KN-95 masks for $22, and more…

No, you don’t get a free p-bottle with purchase but among the Friday Gold Box deals they have a sale on their 10-inch Fire HD tablets from $108 to $168, with the $108 version having 64GB on-board [with microSD slot], 1080p, USB-C, 2GB RAM, and “with Ads”… The $168 is with a case and 15W faster charger…

And now something for Prime members, good until 3/27/21, if you purchase $30+ in Woot shirts, you can add to your order a tumbler for just $1 more. A lot of the tumbler options have already sold out, so don’t sleep on this! Details at the Woot forums

Tokina Firin 100mm f2.8 MACRO for $499 [Sony E]

It’s a very rare day! We have a double lens day! Not only is the previously mentioned B&H Photo daily deal includes a lens, but the Monday Adorama daily deal [changes Tuesday 10am ET or earlier if sold out] also includes a lens!

+ Tokina 100mm f2.8 FIRIN Macro for $499 in the Sony E
+ only available in this option
+ lifesize 1:1 at around one foot from sensor plane
+ this is an FE (35mm full frame) lens

+ Movo NS-10 Padded Rapid Camera Sling Strap with Quick Release for $5

+ Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6″ HD Touchscreen Notebook for $500
+ i5-10210U 1.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Home, etc

UPDATE at the Amazon Gold Box they have a sale on 24 Razer computer accessories including keyboards, headsets, mice [but not men] and more… Jealous of them, Logitech is running in parallel a Lightspeed gear sale with the G803 and G604 mouses [I’m told it’s the new plural, “mice” has been cancelled”], and a G560 gaming-speaker type thing, guaranteed to annoy everyone around you πŸ˜‰

Flash Deal (M43): Lomography Experimental Lens Kit for $20 [ends Sun 12pm ET]

Good until Sunday 3/7/21 at 12pm eastern (aka NOON; or earlier if sold out), a flash deal at B&H, it is of “Alt Lens” interest for Micro Four Thirds photographers, the new condition Lomography Experimental Lens Kit for Micro Four Thirds for $20 with free US shipping. This kit contains three “alt lenses” (12/8, 24/8, and fisheye with 160 degree field of view) plus seven colored filters and the associated lens caps for the “alt lenses”…

Rokinon 35mm f1.8 AF Compact for $329 [FE] {also MSI, Lowepro, Etc}

Hooray-hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Rokinon 35mm f1.8 Compact AutoFocus lens for $329 in the Sony FE system
+ this lens is only made for the FE system

+ Lowepro DroneGuard BP 400 Backpack for $40

+ MSI Prestige 14 14″ Full HD Professional Notebook for $1199
+ i7-10710U 1.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (with 4GB), Windows 10 Pro, in the Rose Pink color scheme

Meanwhile among the Wednesday Woot deals of the day they have Pixel smartphones ($70 to $270), Amazon hardware devices ($17 to $190), adjustable LED floor light, MSI gaming laptops ($800 to $2440), and $8 LED string lights… BUT that’s not all, they also have the KODAK FLIK X7 Home Projector with (Baby) Tripod & Case for $67…

Two WD external disks along with a 7″ Lenovo Smart Display (with Google Assistant) are among the leaders of the Best Buy daily deals

And if you want some egg action, the NewEgg dailies include a $100 24″ LG display, a $600 ASUS Vivobook, both Ryzen and Intel processor options, a refurbished Pixel 4XL for $280 and more…

PS: with the Android 12 development release coming out, you may have noticed an increase in demand for compactible Pixel phones (Pixel 3 to 5)… Pixel 2 and older Pixel phones will not get Android 12. Check the Google Support page for the details for all PiXeL phones…

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine for $229 [N], $299 [m43], Etc

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals, this round good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine on sale for $299 with free US shipping in the Micro Four Thirds system… The other mount options are on sale on their own but not part of the daily deal. For example the Nikon F version is on sale for $229 but the Nikon F version has a lower regular price… The price-dynamics of different systems and different global options [from the perspective of Rokinon]…

Meanwhile at the Woot dailies they have Samsung Frame QLED televisions with prices ranging from $400 to $2500. Sizes range from 32″ to 75″. These are refurbished with a 90-day Woot warranty…

And finally we checkupon the Thursday NewEgg daily deals where find:

+ 128GB Samsung Endurance PRO microSDXC for $24 after promo code

+ $100 Lowe’s digital gift card for $90

+ unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 (8/128) 5G for $700, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself

+ various other techie things as usual

Samyang 35mm f2.8 Autofocus Ultra Compact for $175 [E]

Hooray, hooray it’s a LENS DAY of the E-Kind at the Adorama daily deals, this set good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Samyang 35mm f2.8 Autofocus Ultra Compact for Sony E for $175

+ iBUYPOWER TraceMR 150i Gaming Desktop Computer for $600
+ i3 10100F 3.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB SSD, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 4GB(), Windows 10 Home, etc

+ Nooie Smart Power Strip Wi-Fi Surge Protector with USB for $14

In-Stock Alert: Panasonic 85mm f1.8 S for $600 [L]

In-Stock come the camera gear and out of stock go the money in the wallet πŸ™‚

This is the most affordable of this trilogy of in-stock alerts today, it is of interest to fans of the Panasonic-and-Friends L-mount, it is the Panasonic 85mm f1.8 S lens, in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo for its starting price of $598 with free US shipping…

In-Stock Alert: Nikon 58mm f0.95 Z lens

In our second of three back-to-back in-stock alerts, we have something very bright for Nikon Z shooters. F/0.95 is in town! That’s right, the Nikkor 58mm f0.95 Z lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for the very bright price of $7997 with free US shipping at B&H Photo… It comes with a 1-year warranty and a 4-year extension with online registration…

PS: for the speed-readers out there, there’s only one Z in the name, this is not a ZZ Top Fan Edition lens πŸ˜‰

Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus Full Frame for $175 [E]

Hooray, hooray, it’s prime lens day at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon 24mm f2.8 full frame auto focus lens for Sony E for $175
+ this is only available in Sony E

+ Green Extreme 4K HDMI Game Capture Card for $40

+ LG Ultra PC 17″ laptop for $999
+ WQXGA IPS i7-10510U 1.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (with 4GB), W10H, etc…

Pre-order new Sony 35mm f1.4 Master Series prime

Master prime time! Sony has revealed a new 35mm f1.4 lens, this one is under their Masters (GM) series, not to be confused with the existing ZA. The new lens is now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo for $1398. B&H Photo also has sample pictures and a brief hands-on experience at their Explora blog

Speaking of which, you can check the Explora CES coverage for some of the biggest announcement at Diet CES 2021. They include a new NVidia GeForce RTX 3060 (no pre-orders yet, good luck fighting the “miners” and their “canaries” for those), another iteration of the Moto G bargain phones ($200 to $300), new MSI gaming laptops, scary-looking ASUS gaming router, two more OnePlus Nord smartphones, Sony joining the drone market with their new AirPeak brand (just as the Chinese brand are facing scrutiny and bans), TV galore of course, Wifi 6E routers, HP Firefly laptop [no, they are not picking up the tab for Firefly TV action] and more…

Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Auto Focus Ultra Compact for $169 [Sony E]

It’s a LENS DAY at the current round of the Adorama daily deals which end on Thursday at 10am eastern time:

+ Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Auto Focus Ultra Compact in Sony E for $169

+ Incase DSLR Pro Pack Nylon Camera Backpack for $100

+ Benro X-Series 3XS 3-Axis Handheld Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer for $70

Pre-order the new Tokina 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista [C/E/m43/PL]

This year’s “Diet CES” has brought us a not-so-diet-priced lens, it is the new Tokina 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista prime lens available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo for $7499 in the Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Canon EF, Arri PL, and for $7799 in Arri LPL…

Sunday: Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f2 for $419 [m43], Etc

Sunday is here and with it we have a new round of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that may sellout ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f2 for $419 in Micro Four Thirds
+ only the black color scheme; not the Ultralight version

+ Apexel Extendable Tripod for DSLR Camera and Smartphone for $18

+ Oben VH-A30 Tilt Head for Monopods for $60

+ Ruggard Fabric Rain Shields, three options, $13 to $15

+ Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe with PC for $25

+ flash deal: Gossen MAVOLUX COMPACT Light Meter for $240

+ next flash deal (starts 12pm ET): Ape Case ACPRO4000 Digital SLR and Laptop Roller Backpack

Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D w/freebies for $849 [C/N/K/Z/RF/FE] {ends Sun 10am ET}

Lens days continue at the Adorama daily deals, but this time it is not Sigma but a …celestial body! This round is good until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D ultra wide for $849 with FREE accessories and Corel software
+ Mirrorless version in Sony FE, Canon RF and Nikon Z
+ DSLR version in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K (no freebies)

+ also masks as daily deals

Fuji X-E3 body for $499, w/23mm f2R for $749, w/18-55 for $799

Fuji’s X-system camera arsenal is now loaded with options. If of all the options it is the X-E3 the one you want, it is currently on sale at Amazon by Amazon itself as follows:

+ X-E3 body only for $499
+ X-E3 with 23mm f2R WR for $749
+ X-E3 with 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS for $799

The camera is decidedly on its way out. It is marked discontinued and un-orderable at B&H Photo and at Adorama

It is available in USED condition at Adorama but out of stock as used at KEH Camera

Tuesday: Metz, Sigma 40/1.4 DG HSM ART for $899 [C/N/E], Etc

Tuesday used to be (New) TunesDay but since that got moved to Friday, Tuesday is now ToonsDay πŸ˜‰ And we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ yes, it’s a LENS DAY back-to-back!
+ SIGMA 40mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $899
+ DSLR version in Canon EF and Nikon F
+ Mirrorless version in Sony E

+ Metz MegaBlitz flashes, 11 options, 44 AF-2 and M400, $100 to $130

+ SirUI SUP426SR Carbon-Fiber Photo/Video Monopod for $199

+ LuxLi Timpani 1×1 RGBAW LED Light for $700

+ 13.3″ Apple MacBook Airs (early 2020), five options, $880 to $1249
+ using conventional Intel processors
+ the new M1 silicon are the late 2020 models
+ already rumors talk of the upcoming M1x chip which is cannibalizing M1 sales πŸ™‚

+ Hyper 27,000mAh HyperJuice USB Type-C Power Delivery 3.0 Battery for $120
+ two USB-C, one USB-A ports, 100W Power Delivery 3.0, etc

+ Core SWX batteries, 16 options, $399 to $1799

+ flash deal (ends 12pm ET): Miggo Agua Sling Bag 60 for $89
+ has a little bit of aqua-blue color to justify the name πŸ˜‰

+ next flash deal (starts 12pm ET): LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen Dual SIM Smartphone (128GB, Unlocked)
+ price before sale $500
+ poor LG getting hammered and squeezed in the blockbuster movie “Battle of the Titans: Samsung vs Apple vs China Inc”
+ not to be confused with the “Attack On Titan” manga/anime; the Titans haven’t eaten LG yet πŸ˜‰

MEANWHILE at the Adorama daily deals [change Tuesday 10am ET] they have:

+ Gitzo GK0545T-82TQD Series 0 Traveler Tripod – 4 Section – with GH1382TQD Quick Release Center Ball Head for $450

+ LG 24MK430H-B 24″ Class 16:9 Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor with AMD FreeSync for $90

+ Nooie outdoor wifi security cam for $50

KINDA FREEBIE: if you are near a Habit Burger (part of the Burger 2.0 wave), you can get a free “Charburger with Cheese” when you download their app and purchase a regular size drink… The Charburger is more expensive than the regular drink πŸ™‚