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™‚

Monday: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine, 12.9″ iPad PRO (2020), Etc

And just like that Monday is here once again and with it we have a new set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). And it’s a LENS DAY, hooray-hooray:

+ Rokinon 50mm T1.4 AS DS Cine DS manual focus lens for $379 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony E system or Micro 4/3rds

+ 12.9″ iPad Pro (Early 2020, Wi-Fi Only) for $949 (256GB on-board) or $1149 (512GB on-board), two color options each
+ also 256GB available as Wifi + Cellular for $1099

+ GVM Professional Video Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (32″) for $240

+ also Senal studio headphones for $45 and Denon In/Out speakers pair for $50 and AmazFit GTS smartwatches for $95 (six options)

+ flash deal: RucPac Solo Camera Strap for $20

+ next flash deal: Savage LiteShaper Flexible LED Panel

UPDATE: various Vivo standing desk / office related things and the refurbished Kindle (2019 model, 10th generation, latest model) for $40 are among the Monday Woot daily deals… If you love reading text-only books (eg fiction, or text-only non-fiction), an e-reader is a must have. Especially if you love reading in-bed or before bed time, because they are front-lit and black-n-white like paper, so they don’t affect your brain/sleep the way smartphones/tablets do, which are back-lit, so the light shines on your face instead… Or something like that…

Panasonic G100 w/12-32 & Panasonic Battery/Charger & Panasonic Tripod Grip for $750

Currently the new condition Panasonic G100 with 12-32mm goes for $700 or $750 with the Panasonic Tripod Grip. These at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo which also include the Panasonic Battery/Charger bundle for FREE…

But if you want even more free accessories and Corel software, you can sift through the many options at Adorama

UPDATE: at the Adorama daily deals [change Monday 10am ET] they have NiSi filters for select cameras, namely the Ricoh GR3, the Sony RX100 VI and VII and the Fuji X100 (original, S, T, V)… There’s also a MSI 34″ gaming monitor for $360…

Refurbished Fuji X-T20 w/18-55 f2.8-4 R LM OIS w/90-day warranty for $670

A trio of factory reconditioned Fuji X-system cameras with a 90-day Fuji warranty can be found at the Woot $1 Million (or less) Gifts Sale good until 12/20/20 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out…

We start with the middle of the three price-wise, the factory reconditioned Fuji X-T20 with 18-55mm f2.8-4 R OIS going for $670 with free US shipping for Prime members in the silver color scheme. Up to three per customer. With a 90-day Fuji warranty…

Again, plenty of choices in the X-system, both from above and from below. The benefit of this kit is that you get the 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS lens, which, given the lack of competitive 3rd-party auto-focus zoom lenses, does not face a whole lot of competition for what it is…

PS: if you are a Prime member, you get free upgraded 2-day shipping (instead of free standard shipping) at Woot until 12/20/20 at 11:59pm central time [coincidence that they have the same expiration time]…

Refurbished Fuji X-T2 w/18-55 f2.8-4 R LM OIS w/90-day warranty for $850

Also part of the Woot sub-$1 million gifts sale you can get the factory reconditioned Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 f2.8-4 R LM OIS for $850 with free US shipping for Prime members and a 90-day Fuji warranty… Up to ten per customer…

This is where the trade-offs and options get even more confusing because at the top-end you have the X-T4 and X-T3 duo, and then you have the X-Tx0 options, so you can trade-off “generations” versus line-up standing…

It’s good to have options, but sometimes options come with bonus headaches πŸ˜‰

Sale ends at 12/20/20 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out…

Refurbished Fuji X-T100 w/15-45/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ XC w/90-day warranty for $380

One of the surprise deals under the Woot under $1 million Gifts (HA!) sale is the factory reconditioned Fuji X-T100 with XC 15-45 f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ with a 90-day Fuji warranty going for $380 with free shipping for Prime members…

It is available in two color schemes with up to three per customer… There are countless options in the Fuji X-system these days, so you can do all kinds of trade-offs especially if you are willing to buy/sell (eg buy MF budget primes and sell the 15-45 XC if you don’t want/need it)…

Fuji has avoided the confusion of all the other manufacturers as they are the only ones with just one system at one sensor size [yes I know but the medium format system is a professional niche, not a general purpose photography system]…

Sale ends at 12/20/20 at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out…

Neewer 35mm f1.7 manual focus lens for $50 [Fuji X only]

Not part of the just mentioned Monday lightning deals, but on sale on its own is the Fuji X version of the Neewer 35mm f1.7 manual focus lens for $50…

UPDATE: the latest Adorama daily deals [change Tuesday 10am ET] are:

+ Slik Pro AL-323DX Tripod with SH-705E 3-Way Pan Head for $70
+ Green Extreme 4K HDMI Game Capture Card, HDMI to USB 3.0 for $40

Monday: Amazon’s Lighting Deals Wake Up with three Neewer Manual Focus Primes

Meanwhile at the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at Amazon, as of the time of writing, there are over 100 listed items including:

+ starts 12:04pm ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 manual focus lens for the Sony E system
+ price before sale $63
+ there’s only a Sony E option on this listing

+ starts 2:34pm ET: Neewer 25mm f1.8 manual focus lens for Canon EF-M
+ price before sale $70
+ there’s only the Canon EF-M option on this listing

+ starts 7:44pm ET: Neewer 25mm f1.8 manual focus lens for Sony E
+ price before sale $66
+ only the Sony E option is on the listing

+ starts 7:44pm ET: ATLI EON Time Lapse Camera
+ price before sale $199
+ the listing also has a 20% off clip-on coupon on the silver color scheme and a 10% off clip-on coupon on the black color scheme
+ clip-on coupon may be stackable with the Lightning Deal discount
+ Gold Box Teaser points to the black color scheme; we have no way of knowing ahead of time whether both color schemes will be a lightning deal

+ starts Tuesday 3:30am ET: Neewer Battery Grip (replacement for Canon BG-E14)
+ price before sale $39

+ studio and lightning kits galore from Neewer and GVM and friends

+ stabilizer-y things: tripods, monopods, phone/camera hand stabilizers, ball heads, holders, etc
+ includes FeiYu products

+ action cams, digi frames, etc

+ flashes, monolights, etc

+ items may get added, cancelled, or rescheduled without prior warning in the Gold Box

+ also, the more things I post, the higher the chances of me introducing errors (wrong times, wrong links, etc)

Monday: Sigma 24-70/2.8 DG OS HSM Art for $899 [C/N/E/L]

Hooray, hooray, Monday comes in with a great start, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals and what a lens too, it’s the new condition Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM ART going for $899 with free US shipping and freebies depending on the mount option:

+ Nikon F version with FREE Sigma USB dock and FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ Canon EF version with FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ Sony E or Leica L with FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ 256GB Lexar PRO 1667x UHS-II SDXC for $50

+ National Geographic 50mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope for $40
+ the UFOs are coming!

+ GVM RGB LED Studio 2-Light Soft Video Light Panel Kit 50RS2L for $330

+ Cooamer UVC Sterilization Lamp, three options, $15 to $40

+ and now something for the Zoom-Slack generations:
++ Xcellon wireless presenters for $10
++ AMX ACV-5100 Acendo Vibe Conferencing Soundbar with Integrated Webcam for $199

+ flash deal: SirUI VSK-5 Video Survival Kit for $140
+ next flash deal: ManFrotto TwistGrip ComPlete Kit

UPDATE: some action at the Best Buy dailies for Monday:

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $15

+ 9.7-inch Nixplay LCD digiframe for $250

+ 1TB WD Blue internal SSD for $100

+ Nomatic ultimate travel backpack bundle for $180

+ and of course Poo-Pourri, now they can truly smell like roses πŸ˜‰

Of e-reader interest under “Computers” at the Woot website there’s a trio of new condition 9th-generation 7-inch Kindle Oasis e-readers ranging from $150 to $200 (8GB = $150, 32GB = $170, 32GB + cellular = $200). They come with a 1-year Amazon warranty. This is the “previous generation”. The latest Kindles are the 10th generation which includes the Oasis 3. Neither uses USB-C. Once upon a time I knew this line-up by heart, now there’s way too many of them. Thankfully there’s a very nice Wackypedia page to sort them all out! I got started with the “Kindle Keyboard”, although I was ponderously pondering the 9.7-inch Kindle DX before that…

Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 MACRO w/freebies for $849 [E/X]

Speaking of normal primes, how about one that is also a MACRO? The new condition Zeiss Touit [does it have its own Twitter account?] 50mm f2.8 MACRO is on sale for $849 in the Fuji X and Sony E systems by Amazon itself (no freebies) and at Adorama (no freebies) and at B&H Photo (with FREE Zeiss T* 52mm UV filter)…

Pre-order new Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD for $799 [E]

Sony E fans, in mid-January 2021 you can have in your hands a brand new f2.8 zoom lens for the APS-C E system! That’s when the estimate is for the release of the just-announced Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens. It has a pre-order price of $799 and already B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders

Interesting decision to release a brand new APS-C lens in a world where full frame E-system cameras are close in price to the higher tier APS-C E-system cameras. But for those who are bought into the APS-C E-system, certainly having a compact(er) f2.8 17-70mm (25-105mm eq) lens can be quite tempting

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 with Extras for $148 [m43]

If you are looking for a normal prime for the world of micro four thirds without breaking the bank, the new condition Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens is currently on sale for $148 by Amazon itself (no freebies) and at B&H Photo (free lens care kit) and also at Adorama (free filters and cleaning trinkets)…

Sigma Lens Instant Savings (74 options)

Shiguma time! If you are a fan of their lenses, DSLR or mirrorless, prime or zoom, APS-C or full frame or other-frame, B&H Photo is hosting an Instant Savings promotion with 74 options with prices ranging from $149 (lens mounts) to $289 (30/1.4 DC DN) all the way up to $1849 for the weightlifter’s favorite (150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sporty-Spice)

Thursday (starts 2:30pm ET): Neewer 35mm f1.7 MF lens

Per the Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 2:30pm eastern (3pm for non-Prime members) there is going to be a manual focus lightning deal, FINALLY at Amazon!

+ starts 2:30pm ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 MF lens (price before sale $69)
+ the listing also has a 10% off clip-on coupon
+ the Gold Box listing points towards the Sony E option, which has the same pre-sale price as the Canon EF-M
+ also on the same listing is the Fuji X version which is down to $50
+ sometimes the lightning deal is for the item pointed to by the Gold Box teasers (in this case the Sony E)
+ sometimes the lightning deal is for all or multiple items in a listing
+ on rare occasion the lightning deal is on something other than the one pointed to by the Gold Box teasers
+ in order words, we’ll know for sure when it goes live at 2:30pm ET on Thursday πŸ™‚

The rest of the lightning deals include the usual fare, lots of Neewer camera and photo accessories, including LP-E6 charging, lighting kits, AKASO and other action cams, etc, etc, etc…

Meanwhile the day-long Amazon Gold Box deals du jour include:

+ ASUS Vivobook 15.6″ FHD laptop for $600
+ i5-1035G1, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, USB-C and USB 3.x ports, HDMI, bluetooth 5, Win10, Intel UHD, 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz, 45% NTSC, anti-glare, 178 degrees, etc

+ Hyper-X Gaming Gear

+ Electric Guitar Starter Kit with everything needed for $125
+ PRO TIP: before you buy this for anyone, make sure you calculate the distance between the electric guitar and your bed πŸ™‚

20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon [ends Thur PM]

Extended until the end of day on Thursday December 3 in 2020, coupon code CYBERSAVINGS (not shavings) gets you 20% off participating reconditioned camera gear at the Olympus USA Outlet store [link sorted by price, ascending]… Terms, restrictions, conditions, etc, etc, apply as usual…

As of the time of writing, 27 items are listed. Among them:

+ all items mentioned below are REFURBISHED/RECONDITIONED

+ Moo Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 for $500

+ E-M10 II two lens kit (14-42 IIR & 40-150 f4-5.6R) for $320
+ with 14-42 IIR for $280, with 14-42 EZ for $290

+ E-M10 III body only for $260

+ E-M10 Mark IV with 14-42 EZ for $511
+ body only for $448
+ soul only: PRICELESS!

+ E-M5 III with 12-45mm f4 for $1000

+ E-M1 (Mark I) body for $800

+ E-PL10 with 14-42 for $448
+ body only for $384
+ various color options

+ all items mentioned above are REFURBISHED/RECONDITIONED

+ find them all at the Olympus USA Outlet store, items sorted by ascending prices

Pre-order the new Sigma I-series compact mirrorless lenses (E/L)

Shiguma strikes again with a new line-up of lenses, the I-series. These are mirrorless-exclusive full-frame compact-priority lenses and they are coming out for the Sony E and Leica L 35mm-full-frame mirrorless systems. The three lenses are:

+ 24mm f3.5 DG DN for $549
+ 35mm f2 DG DN for $639
+ 65mm f2 DG DN for $699

Initially at least, the prices are the same, there is no “Leica tax”. Of course prices can change over time, eg the E-system lenses getting discounted but not the Leica [pure speculation of course].

You can preorder these lenses at B&H Photo and Adorama

Read more about them at the B&H Explora which includes hands-on impressions and sample pictures…