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…

Venus Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D MF lens for $419 [X/E/m43/EF-M/DJI], Etc [ends Wedn 10am ET]

It’s LENS DAY again at the Adorama daily deals, good until Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D manual focus lens for $419 in your choice of Fuji X or Sony E or Canon EF-M or M43rds or DJI DL

+ Hoya SOLAS 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter for $150

+ 2pk Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Outdoor Flash for $699

+ AKG K-702 headphones for $149

Cyber Monday 1-Day Sale for Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Sony [226 options]

Cyber Monday sale-a-brations at B&H Photo. This set of promotions is good for Cyber Monday 2020 only. They expire on Monday at 11:59pm eastern:

+ Sony Lenses, 30 options, including primes, zooms, FE, PZ and of course some Zeiss-blessed lenses

+ Fuji Camera and Lens sales, 39 options including X-System cameras and lenses, an XP-series Finepix, and a medium format too

+ Canon Cameras, Lenses, Etc, 107 options, including EF, EF-S, RF, EF-M cameras and lenses, Powershots and various accessories

+ Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless, 50 options, cameras and lenses and a battery grip too

+ for more action, check all their Cyber Monday Deals for 2020

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN [Sony E] for $339

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the latest incarnation of the Adorama daily deals, this lot good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN for Sony E only for $339

+ Dolica 62″ Proline Aluminum Alloy Tripod and Ball Head for $35

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Exclusive HexaPop Kit (Godox AD200 TTL Pocket Flash) for $319

+ AKG K-701 headphones for $159

Fuji X-T30 Body Only with Leather Case and Extras for $799

The Fuji X system has resisted the full frame mania, and if you are cool with that, there’s a new promotion on the Fuji X-T30 body only, you can have it for $799 with free US shipping with lots of freebies at Adorama:

+ Fuji leather case
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXc
+ shoulder bag (Adorama house brand)
+ Corel software
+ various trinkets

Optionally, by clicking on their “Create Your Bundle and Save Up” you can buy it together with other gear for combined purchase discounts. Options include Fuji flashes for a $30 off combined purchase discount each, along with some storage options and 7artisans and Kamlan MF prime lenses ($15 to $20 off per lens). There’s also a $40 off combined purchase discount on the Fringer Auto Focus Adapter (Canon EF To Fuji X), and a $25 off on the Kirk L-bracket…

Elsewhere, Amazon has the same price but no freebies, while at B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC and a holster bag…

PS: don’t forget our previously mentioned offering, the Big Sensor Prime Fuji X100F for $899

Nikon Black Friday Savings (51 options, DSLR, Z, Lenses, etc)

Nikon too has joined the Black Friday Instant Savings with 51 options DSLRs and mirrorless cameras of the 35mm full frame and APS-C kind, along with prime and zoom lenses for the aforementioned systems. There are some Coopixies too (eg B500), accessories of course (battery grips, etc)… Prices range from $137 (the previously mentioned MB-D16 battery grip) to $3647 (the Z7 II with 24-70/4 and FTZ)… Sorry to disappoint, but no offers in the 1-inch mirrorless system πŸ™‚

Canon Black Friday Offerings (107 options, EF, EF-S, RF, EF-M, G-series)

Canon of course could not not participate in the Black Friday offerings and their set has 107 options that feature full frame and APS-C cameras from both their DSLR and Mirrorless worlds, along with lenses from EF/EF-S, RF and their Jon Snows (EF-M). There’s some fixed lens cameras too (eg G-series, SX-series) and some accessories too (flashes, battery grips, etc)… Too many to list here individually and stay sane πŸ™‚

Sony Black Friday Instant Savings (86 options)

We already mentioned some of them individually, but there’s plenty more in the Sony Black Friday offers. There are both full frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras, E and FE prime and zoom lenses, the ZV1 creature for $698, a couple of camcorders, flashes and other accessories, and of course some of the RX-series fixed lens cameras… Too many to list here individually…

Keep in mind a number of these qualify for our previously mentioned Sony “buy more save more” mail-in rebate promotion which gets you money (in a prepaid VISA gift card) for each qualifying lens you buy during the promotional period. You must have one of the participating Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The details through the aforelinked link which has links to other links with other info πŸ™‚

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (66 options, C/N/E/X/M)

Black Friday is also a time for singing, o/~ Zeiss, Zeiss Baby! o/~ That’s right a total of 66 options are participating in the Zeiss Black Friday offers. You won’t find a zoom lens here no matter how hard you try πŸ™‚

They have options for Sony E, Nikon F, Canon EF, Fuji X, and of course the good old rangefinders (ZM). Prices range from $610 (32/1.8 for Fuji X) to $4999 (Otus 100/1.4 ZE (EF)). Some of them get freebies (Zeiss lens filters)…

Sigma Lenses Instant Savings (74 options, C/N/E/K/A/SA/L/m43)

Sigma is participating in the Black Friday festivities with an Instant Savings promotion that includes 74 options. While it may sound like a lot, keep in mind that Sigma makes lenses for various camera systems, and each one is a separate listing. There’s also some mount adapters and flashes too. Oh, and a couple of dp-series Quattro Big Sensor Primes!

Most of the lenses get either one or two freebies. The freebies are mainly a Sigma USB Dock or some filter kit (Sigma or Tiffen or other ~ partially depending on the price of the lens)…

There are options for Canon EF and EF-M, and Nikon F, and Sony E, and M43rds and Pentax K and Sony A and Sigma SA and Leica L too!

There are too many options to list here individually, here are some examples:

+ Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $369 in C/N/K/A

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sporty Spice for $1339 with FREE USB Sigma Dock and B+W 82mm filter in C/N/SA

+ Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art for $1049 with FREE Sigma USB Dock and B&W 86mm filter in C/N/SA

Panasonic GH4 body only with freebies for $698

Remember the good old Panasonic GH4? It remembers you too with a $698 offer in new condition at authorized Panasonic dealers, and Adorama has various freebies, four different options of freebies in fact you can browse through at the aforelinked page. One of the options is the V-Log. The others are the usual assortment of accessories (memory cards, Marantz mic, Corel software, etc)… Same price but no freebies at Amazon and at B&H Photo… This too you can triple the original warranty by registering with Panasonica…

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Body Only for $849 [or USED for $637]

It’s the same song and dance every time. When a new flagship comes out, the prices of the previous flagship go down. And as of the time of writing, the new condition Olympus E-M1 Mark II body only is down to $849 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Amazon and also at Adorama’s where you can optionally hit the “Create Your Bundle and Save” and purchase together with the camera various Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisan and Kamlan lenses for small combined purchase discounts. The discounts are small ($15 to $30 per lens, but some of these lenses are very low cost), but the discounts are stackable, so if you buy three different lenses, you’ll stack three different discounts.

On the other hand, if you believe in “The Way of The Used”, you can get it for $638 in “Condition 9 – minor scuffs and surface marks” at B&H Photo USED

Olympus E-M10 Mark III with 14-42 EZ for $450 (or instead E-M10 III w/25mm f1.8 for $650)

“Take pictures with” kits are all the rage during the Black Friday – Holiday shopping season for the obvious reasons. So if you or someone you know wants to get started with M43rds, one of the offers right now is the new condition Olympus E-M10 III with 14-42 f3.5-5.6 EZ going for $450 in the black color scheme. This is currently the same price as the body only!

On the other hand, if you prefer the body only and a prime lens, start at the E-M10 III body only page and then click on the “Build a Bundle” little cyan link. This will bring an option to add to your shopping cart the Olympus 25mm f1.8 Step Up Kit (the lens with a bag and a memory card) for $200 more. So you’d be paying $650 for the E-M10 III with the 25mm f1.8 lens. The lens goes for $300 on its own (without the bag and card).

Sony complicated mail-in promotion with conditions: Buy 2 or More participating Sony Lenses, Own a qualifying Sony Full-Framer, and Get Mail-In Rebate Per Lens

Sony is running a little bit of a convoluted “buy more save more” type of a promotion until December 6 in 2020. The start of the promotional period was September 1st in 2020. Items need not to be purchased from the same retailer or the same date.

The offer requires:

  • Buy 2 or more Sony Lenses from this eligible list of options; new condition authorized dealer only, no open-box, no used, no refurbished – look for them at B&H Photo
  • You Must Own a Sony Full Frame camera from this list A7S III, A7R III, A7R IV, A9, A9 II; purchase time does not matter for this, you could also buy the camera together with the lenses
  • you must enter the information (serial numbers, etc) at the promotional Sony page
  • you will receive $100 to $200 per eligible lens; the amounts per lens are predetermined (typically the more expensive the lens, the higher the rebate)
  • you will receive the amount in about 2 months as a prepaid VISA gift card
  • check all the terms conditions and restrictions before jumping in

Separately, Sony is running a promotion that if you own an eligible Sony camera and purchase a Sony Xperia 1 II or 5 II, you get a rebate of $150 or $120. Eligible Also a 12/6/20 expiration date… Details via the PDF file at the Xperia 1 II product page at B&H, which as of the time of writing it gets a $100 B&H gift card as well…

Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM for $699

If you want to jump on the new Canon RF mirrorless system [eg yesterday’s $1000 deal] and you also want a 10x optical zoom lens to go with it, the new condition RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens is on sale for $699 with free US shipping at Adorama (with extra freebies) and also at the official Canon store and at B&H Photo

Fuji X-T4 body with VG-XT4 Battery Grip for $1828

Fuji’s black friday gifts to those interested in the X-T4 body only are a combined purchase discount on the camera and the Fuji VG-XT4 battery grip. The X-T4 body only on its own goes for $1699, and the combo with the battery grip goes for $1828 at B&H Photo and also at Adorama. The battery grip on its own goes for $329.

The offer is also available on the other two official X-T4 kits, with the 18-55 and 16-80 lenses. Look for them among the options at the aforelinked links above.

Separately there are a couple of digital freebie promotions as well with the purchase of eligible Fuji cameras and lenses. A 1-year Flickr PRO subscription and a free download of the Luminar 4 software. Links with the details of the offer under “View Details” at the B&H link above…

Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF [Sony E] with FREE Zeiss 67mm T* UV Filter for $1104

Prime time, Zeiss time, and E-time all in one! The new condition Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $1104 at B&H Photo which automatically includes a free lens filter, and what a filter, the Zeiss 67mm T* UV Filter (goes for $90 on its own)…

And now we can just pretend I made all the low-hanging fruit jokes (bat an eye, zeiss-zeiss baby, etc) and spare you the trouble of reading them anew πŸ™‚

For more B&H action, check their on-going Black Friday 2020 deals page..

Canon RP with RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 with Freebies for $999

If you are curious about Canon’s new full frame mirrorless system, and want a native “take pictures with” kit, Black Friday comes to the rescue as it crosses downwards the magical mystical “$1000 full frame” price threshold of $1000. I’m sure I could have said the above with a lot fewer words πŸ™‚

Anyway, during Black Friday festivities, the Canon RP camera bundled with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 RF lens is now down to $999 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

But wait, there’s more! If you also want free accessories, Adorama is bundling it with lots of freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Slinger camera bag [Slinger is the brand name, it’s not a sling bag, but a bag-bag], 67mm filter kit, Corel software [PC or Mac], and a few trinkets.

On the other hand, if you don’t want/need the 24-105mm kit lens, Adorama has a kit for that too. For $998 you get the Canon EF-R mount adapter [EF lenses to R bodies], 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXc, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, and a few trinkets.

BUT I ONLY WANT THE BODY ONLY!
The RP body only goes for $899 instead, $100 less than the “take pictures with” kit. At B&H Photo you also get a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, and a cleaning kit (includes a …lipstick brush)…

At Adorama the freebies include a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, octopus tripod with ball head and a few trinkets.

The Venus Loaoaoaoawa RF option
I should also note that at Adorama [see links above], with any of the above RP kits, you have the option to buy it together with select Venus Loawa RF lenses for a combined purchase discount. As of the time of writing there are four Venus lenses and the combined purchase discounts are either $100 off for the more expensive lenses and $25 off for the least expensive of the four lenses.

Sony a7R II body with either 1-year Creative Cloud (Pho) or Flashpoint Flash for $1198

The Sony a7r II body only goes for $1198 with free accessories (cards, bags, trinkets, etc) at some photography dealers but apart from those offers, there are a couple with more substantive freebies:

+ at B&H Photo and for the same price you get a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan included
+ if you go through the other options at B&H, for $1396 you can get it with the Sony 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS lens and either the Grip Extension kit or the aforementioned 12-month Creative Cloud

+ at Adorama you get their house brand Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver for the same price

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 MF for $630 [E/C], $649 [N], $659 [GF]

If you like super-bright manual focus lenses, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 manual focus lens is currently on sale for a limited time and at different prices for different camera systems at B&H Photo and also at Adorama as follows:

+ Canon EF for $629 (only at Adorama)
+ Sony E for $630
+ Nikon F for $649
+ Fuji GF (Medium Format) for $659
+ the other options (A,K) are higher
+ manual focus all of them

Sony Educational discounts up and running at B&H

If you are eligible and registered for the Sony Educational program, a handful of limited time Sony Educational offers is up and running at B&H Photo. You can only see the offers if you are registered for the Sony EDU program and you are logged on to that account at B&H Photo…

Some of the educational offers include:

+ Sony a7 II body for $758
+ Sony a7R II body for $1018
+ Sony a6600 body for $1158
+ Sony RX100 VII for $1068
+ a6000 with 16-50 for $433
+ FE 50mm f1.8 $161

You must be registered as an EDU/student at B&H to see the above offers…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Autofocus for Sony E for $499

Hooray, hooray, we have yet another LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals [CORRECTED LINK] good until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 AF for Sony E for $499
+ the DSLR versions (Canon EF, Nikon F) are on sale for $549 on their own but they are not part of the daily deal

+ Tascam DR-40X 4-track DAR and USB Audio I/F for $140

+ also powerbank and Swann security camera DVR system

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 [Sony E] or $179 [m43]

This is a limited time offer but it is not part of the Sunday daily deals at B&H Photo. Sony E photographers you too can get a super-macro lens but of a different kind. It is the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro going for $149 for Sony E and $179 in Micro Four Thirds… The Fuji X and Canon EF-M are not on sale [$239]…

For more action, check the B&H Holiday Head Start sale in-progress right now…

Sunday: Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro for $329 [C/N/K/E/Z/RF], Etc

Not only these are fun toys for kids of all ages, they are also great photography props without paying the “photography gear tax”. The Sunday Meh deal du jour is a 2-pack of Jedi Apprentice Electronic Lightsabers for $12 plus shipping [free for Mehmembers]…

Sunday has arrived at the B&H daily deals as well with happy happy joy joy it’s a LENS DAY once again! Offers good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens for $329
+ for DSLR systems in Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ for MirrorNYET systems in Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra C10 microSDXC with SD adapterfor $4.45
+ 10pk of above for $43
+ with SD and USB 2.0 adapters for $5.69

+ for the gear color-coders out there, five different color schemes of the MeFoto Walkabout S travel alumin(i)um Monopod for $25 each
+ for example, red for parties, white for weddings, black for night shooting, green for nature and blue for water/sea πŸ˜‰

+ Spider Camera Holster Spiderlight Hand Strap for $10 in three color options

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40
+ because cameras have feelings too and they can feel the cold and the rain as well!

+ Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for $30 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony Multi, Sony-Minolta, select Nikon/Fuji, select OlyPan/Canon; check individual product listings for more details over there

+ ApeXel 4-in-1 Cell Phone Camera System for $18

+ flash deal: Magnus BHSP-04 Ball Head with Built-In Smartphone Adapter for $13
+ next flash deal: Tamrac PRO strap (price before sale $50)

UPDATE: at the Woot daily deals there’s a single-use Energizer MAX alkaline sale. They are sold in bulk packaging: 100 AA for $38, 100 AAA for $39, 50 of each for $40. BUT WAIT, there’s LESS! IF you are a Prime member, you pay $5 less for each. You have to connect your Amazon Prime account with your Woot account – if you haven’t done so already. This is a one-time thing, not everytime there’s an offer!

Wednesday: Fuji X-A7 with 15-45 OIS PZ for $450 [four colors]

Hooray, hooray, it’s camera day at the Amazon USA Gold Box! For $450 with free US shipping, you can get in new condition, in your choice of four color schemes, the Fuji X-A7 with 15-45mm OIS PZ, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Maximum two per color. Not sure if it’s two per color per customer, or two total regardless of color per customer. The shopping cart will tell you before the payment goes through πŸ™‚

There are two colors per “philosophy”: two serious colors in the black-silver and silver-black and two fun-pastel colors in the aforelinked brown and the hard to resist mint green

One secret benefit of the mint-green is that it’s a lot easier to get in an event that frowns upon “professional cameras” πŸ™‚ For extra effect, put a Sponge Bob or Angry Birds sticker on the camera body as well πŸ˜‰

This offer ends on Wednesday 11/18/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier for any of the options that may sellout and become unorderable…

Needless to say there are many options in the mirrorless world these days and even if we dial it down to the APS-C mirrorless world, choices aplenty from Sony, Canon, Nikon and Fuji too whose X-T200 with 15-45 OIS PZ goes for $500 with free accessories at Adorama and at the B&H Photo website

In Other Daily Deal Action
Also at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale on AmazonBasics Camera and Phone Accessories and a Sony home audio products promotion as well…

At the Best Buy dailies there’s the return of the Sunpak 12″ ring light vlog kit for $70 and a 500GB A-Data internal SSD for $50 and a couple of WD Easystore external HDDs…

Fans of the Samsung Endurance PRO microSDXC cards can find the 128GB version for $20 with free US shipping at the NewEgg dailies

Meanwhile a PC Accessories sale at Woot includes the Wacom CDS-810S Sketchpad Pro for $50…

Thursday: SLC Magic Cine 35/1.2 FE for $199 [also: GVM, Movo, Nanuk, Manfrotto, BluTec, 16TB WD, Celestron, Etc]

Hooray, hooray, it’s back to back LENS DAYS at the B&H daily deals, this lot good until 11:59pm ET tonight (or earlier if sold out)..

+ SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 FE for the Sony E mount for $199

+ GVM Bi-Color LED Video Light G100W for $209

+ Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 On-Camera LED Light for $35

+ Nanuk 918 6-lens case for $100 in six color schemes

+ MoVo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head for $130

+ Vello Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer for $50 available for select cameras in five different camera systems: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and OlyPan

+ BluTec 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Capture Device for $69

UPDATE #1: among the Thursday Best Buy dailies they have the 16TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD for $260 [kinda scary to have so much data on a single 16TB HDD without any backups], and a $1500 A-Data gaming laptop [I dinna ken A-Data made gaming laptops]… Sorry juice fans, but the PocketJuice is not a portable juice maker, it’s just a fancy name for a powerbank πŸ™‚

UPDATE #2: a big Celestron sale is among the headliners for the Thursday 11/12/20 Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour. A dozen products are participating, a mix of binoculars, travel scopes and spotting scopes, with prices ranging from $60 to $499…

Wedn: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $139 [C/N/E/X/m43], Etc

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

++ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $139
+ DSLR option in Canon EF, Nikon F
+ Mirrorless option in Sony E, Fuji X and M43rds

+ IndiPRO Universal Power Grip for Devices with Canon LP-E6 Battery with FREE D-Tap PRO battery charger for $199

+ Celestron 8×32 TrailSeeker Binoculars (Green) for $130

+ gEnAray Trailblazer T40D Daylight LED Light (40W) for $119

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $60
+ with the right lighting, this can also be used as a horror movie prop πŸ˜‰

+ also internal SSD and JBL true wireless

+ flash deal: Goal Zero Nomad 28 Plus Solar Panel for $150
+ next flash deal: Pelican 3310R-RA Right-Angle Rechargeable FlashLight (Yellow)

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (change Wednesday 10am ET) are:

+ StabiLens Cinematographer Kit for $100

+ Alter 72mm Rapid Filter System, Includes Lens Mounting Ring for $20

+ Athlon Optics 10×32 Talos Series Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 6.5 Degree Angle of View for $70
+ not sure if it’s related to “Athlon Sports” season preview magazines

+ Air Selfie AIR PIX Portable Pocket-Size 12MP HD Flying Camera with Smartphone Control for $96

UPDATE #2: at the Woot daily deals they have factory refurbished Parrot drones under “Electronics” ($64 to $280), a $24 Bio Bidet (non-electric) under “Clearance”, and a budget refurbished HP AMD A9 laptop for $260 under “Computers”…

UPDATE #3: and at the Best Buy dailies they have:

+ 400GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC for $90
+ 1TB WD Blue internal SATA SSD for $100
+ various other electronics and kitcheny items…

UPDATE #4: among the Wednesday Amazon USA dailies they have another sale on Anker accessories along with various Sabrent internal SSDs…

Wedn: Fuji X-A7 with 15-45mm OIS PZ for $450

My oh my, it’s a CAMERA day at the Amazon USA Gold Box, it is the new condition Fuji X-A7 with 15-45 OIS PZ for $450 with free US shipping. This is available in four different color schemes, two “serious” (black, silver-back) and two “pastel-y” (mint-green, brown).

Up to three per customer at the sale price which ends on 11/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out. As of the time of writing this camera averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 65 customer ratings…

Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF Lens for $249 [X/E/m43/EF-M]

It’s your lucky day, a union of the two towers (okay, two lenses) type of day because it’s a LENS DAY at both the B&H daily deals and now the Adorama daily deals which runs until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

The Adorama offering is good for the Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds and Canon EF-M systems. It goes for $249 with free US shipping and it is … the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS manual focus lens…

There’s also a second Adorama daily deal this time, it is the new condition Polar Pro Peter McKinnon Edition 67mm Variable ND 6-9 Stop Filter going for $179 with free US shipping…

Speaking of daily deals, the Monday daily deals at the NewEgg store include the 128GB Samsung EVO (orange/cream) microSDXC for $18 and the 16TB (!) Seagate Expansion desktop external USB 3.0 HDD for $288 after a spartan $7 off promo code… And various other techie things as usual…

Meanwhile at the Monday Amazon USA Holiday Rash (is there an ointment for that?) [OOOPS, it’s holiday dash, not rash] they have a sale on Samsung SSDs both internal and external with prices ranging from $54 to $250… And they have my favorite nutrition/protein bar of all time on sale, it’s an RX sale!

Monday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 [X/E], Aputure, WD, K&F, Etc

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Monday 11/2/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 in your choice of Fuji X or Sony E
+ lens is available in silver or black (but not in the Raiders silver-and-black)

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC (C10) for $9.49

+ 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $93

+ K&F Concept M284 Aluminum Tripod for $70

+ Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light for $129 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Shure SE 535 earphones for $199

UPDATE: the headliner of the Woot dailies is the refurbished 13.5″ Surface Laptop 3 (i5-1035G7 quad, 8GB RAM, 128GB, Wifi6, etc) going for $750 with a 1-year Microsoft warranty…

And at the Best Buy dailies there’s a $330 budget HP SSD desktop (Pentium Gold G6400, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, UHD 630, dual display support, etc)…

Refurb Nikon Z50 Two Lens Kit for $947 (Z 16-50, Z 50-250)

Today became an impromptu Nikon Z50 Day πŸ™‚ We start, in reverse chronological order blog-style with the refurbished Nikon Z50 two lens kit (Z 16-50 DX VR and Z 50-250 DX VR) going for $947 at Adorama’s store with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… This is $250 less than the new condition kits

BUT the refurbished kits are not eligible for the Nikon-blessed promotion for the new condition kits that you can add the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Z bodies) to a Z50 kit for just +$47 more…

Of course it is also likely/possible that someone interested in a two-lens DX kit, may not be interested right away in adapters…

Refurbished Nikon Z50 body w/90DW for $749

We previously mentioned the Nikon Z50 2-lens kit offer for $1100, BUT if you are not interested in the basic zoom kit lenses, and you want a lower entry-price into the Nikon Z system, B&H Photo is offering the refurbished Z50 body only for $749 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

HOWEVER, the refurbished version is not eligible for the Nikon-blessed offer of adding the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Nikon Z bodies) for just +$47 with new condition Z50 kits. So if you have no way of procuring an adapter for less then mayhaps you are better off going with the new condition kits…

… and given the prices of the new condition kits, the Z50 body only goes for $857 while the Z50 with 16-50mm goes for $897 (+$40 for the 16-50 lens which you can resell/trade/etc), you may be better off with the latter. With these kits, for +$47 you can add the Nikon FTZ adapter. That too you can resell/trade/etc if you don’t plan on using…

The above links are at B&H Photo, but you can find similar bundles at Adorama’s listings

… but we are not done with the Z50, there’s one more post, and I promise that’s it with the Z50 for today πŸ™‚

Sunday: Best Buy’s Nikon Z50 2-Lens Kit matched with different accessories elsewhere

The headliner of the Sunday 11/1/20 Best Buy daily deals is a Nikon Z50 two lens kit with a freebie for $1100. The two lenses are the Z 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR and the Z 50-250mm f4.5-6.3 DX VR. Thankfully Nikon gave them slightly different focal lengths from their parallel DSLR models.

The freebie is the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Tabletop Vlogging Kit which has a Best Buy valued price of $50 and includes a 12″ USB-powered bi-color ring-light, a flexible smartphone mount, a mini ball head (up to 4.5 lbs, aka ~2 kilos) and a bluetooth remote for iOS/Android…

BUT the $1100 price is also available at other authorized Nikon retailers with a different set of freebies…

At Adorama’s listings the freebies include a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC, Slinger shoulder bag, a filter kit for each lens (46mm and 62mm), card wallet, cleaning kit, and a Corel software kit in your choice of PC or Mac that includes seven titles…

Optionally, you can click on the “Special Offer” bundle and add the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Z bodies ~ obviously) for +$47…

At B&H Photo’s listings the freebies are a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, a RJ shoulder bag, a 62mm UV filter (with a limited 10 year warranty) and a Zeiss-branded lens care kit…

Fascinating how the two top camera makers managed to have four different iLC camera systems each πŸ™‚

Used Panasonic GH5 Body for $1079+ [NEW $1398 w/LOTS of Freebies]

If of all the M43rds video-friendly cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH5 body only the one you want, as of the time of writing you can get it in “USED – Condition Excellent Plus” for $1079 at Adorama… You can also get it in “USED – Condition 9+” for $1160 at B&H Photo

The current new condition price is $1400 (okay, $1398) at various authorized Panasonic dealers, some of which are bundling it with a boatload of free accessories, for example, at Adorama’s website there are four different accessor-a-palooza bundles with Marantz or Rode Mic, Extreme PRO SDXC, on-camera light, camera bag, extra batteries/chargers. One of hte bundles has the V-Log…

All four of the new condition bundles above at Adorama’s are eligible for the OPTIONAL combined purchase discount, simply expand the little thing that says “Special Offer Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $410!” and you’ll see them all. SPOILERS: the options are Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisans, Kamlan prime lenses. Each lens’s discount is stackable, so if you buy all the participating lenses, your total combined purchase discount will be $410.

The cheapest combined purchase add-on lens is the 7artisans 25/1.8 for +$65, and the 7artisans 50/1.8 for +$74… The most expensive option is the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS for a +$599…

Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter (EF lenses to M43 bodies) for $115

We have a new Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) it is the new condition Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter for Canon EF lenses to M43rds camera bodies going for $115 with free US shipping… Only this option/combination is on the listing…