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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Eartec goofy business headset-intercom type things

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

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

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

Prime Dayz: Rokinon and Samyang Lens sales

One of the stables of Prime Dayz and Holiday shopping deals and Lightning Deals at Amazon are Rokinon and Samyang lenses. And like clockwork, there’s a 4-page sale of Rokinon/Samyang lenses.

Separate from the above, there’s another Rokinon lens sale, this one with 11 participants.

Too many to list here and too many to price-check here individually. You can price-check them at Adorama and B&H Photo if you like…

Rokinon and Samyang Black Friday Lens sales

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

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

Needless to say, too many to list here individually 🙂

Prime: Rokinon and Samyang sales (6 pages of offers)

As with the Black Friday and Prime Day shopping festivities, Samyang and Rokinon lenses make their obligatory appearance. These offers too are only for Prime members!

Rokinon has four pages of lenses, while Samyang has two pages of lenses. Six total, too many to list here individually…

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS for $229 [m43]

We have here a little bit of a posting spree with some of the recent limited time offers from B&H Photo! We start with an affordable lens for the M43rds system, the new condition Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS goes for $229…

PS: in some posts I may, out of muscle (typing) memory, write free shipping when there’s no longer free shipping. Add to cart to check the shipping costs to be certain 🙂

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

Back to the Sony E system lens offer from B&H Photo we geaux, this time we find the new condition Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 for the Sony E system going for $529…

Two pages of Samyang Lens Sales [Prime Dealz]

Not wanting to be left behind, Samyang too is having a Prime Day sale with two pages of LENS offerings. Too many to list here individually, please feel free to peruse them over there if interested…

If you are a fan of auto-focus and not been following on Rokinon/Samyang, note that they have an ever increasing number of lenses with auto focus technology.

I know, I know, we all want to be the eccentric photographer with a Canon 1D X Mark III and a $50 manual focus Chinese lens made of paper and plastic, but sometimes autofocus is useful 😉

NiSi V5, Delkin, Mefoto AIR, Bolt Wireless Flash [C/N/S/X], Samyang 12mm f2 AF for $399 [X]

Fri-YAY is here and as usual, the B&H Photo dailies run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET:

+ Samyang 12mm f2 AF for $399 in Fuji X
+ yes, Fuji X fans now have Samyang Auto Focus technologie!

+ NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit (Black or pink) for $90

+ Delkin DDMOUNT MINI Fat Gecko Mini Camera Mount for $20
+ PC correction: replace “Fat” with “Festively Plump”
+ PC correction: replace “Mini” with “Festively Small”

+ Mefoto WalkAbout Air Aluminum Monopod for $19 in five color schemes
+ now your cosplays have a color-matched light-saber/Gandalf-staff!

+ BOLT VS-570C Wireless TTL Flash for $50 in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji
+ check specs for specific camera compatibility and such

+ JBL boom-boom bluetooth speaker for $110

Samyang 24/1.8 AF for $399 [E] {also: Sachtler}

Another day, another lens at the Adorama daily deals, this lot running until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Samyang 24mm f/1.8 AF Compact Lens for Sony E for $399
+ even hipsters have given up on MF once again 😉

+ H&A 4-Point Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles for $17~

+ Sachtler 0473AM Tripod System with FSB 6 MK II Fluid Head, Aluminum Legs & Mid-Level Spreader for $1599

+ Zendure A2 6700mAh Crush-Proof Portable Charger, Silver for $5
+ that’s about one charge for today’s flagships, check charging specs for charging time though

Samyang 24mm f2.8 AF FF for $159 [E]

Lenz Dayz continue at the Adorama dailies, this lot good until 5/20/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ MIRFAK Moin L1 Micro Versatile LED Light, 3200-5600K for $39

+ Samyang 24mm f2.8 AutoFocus FullFrame for $159 in Sony E
+ or $199 with Docking Station

+ Ready Rig GS Stabilizer + ProArm Kit with Case, 40 Lbs Capacity for $2800

+ Blackstar Debut 10E 10W 2×3″ Combo Guitar Amp with Delay (Open Box) for $70

Samyang 75/1.8 AF for $249 [E] and Tamron 17-50/2.8 Di-II VC for $360 [N]

A good day to be a lenzaholic is today because the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Friday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out has TWO lens options!

+ Samyang 75mm f1.8 auto focus compact full framer for Sony E for $249

+ Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di II VC LD SP for $360 in Nikon F
+ there is no listing for the lens for Canon EF

+ Savage Luminous Pro 18″ 60W Bi-Color LED Ringlight for $90
+ somehow the words “savage” and “luminous” don’t go very well together?

+ Sachtler aktiv6 Sideload Fluid Head with SpeedLevel Technology for $1299

Samyang 14mm T3.1 VDSLR II Cine for $349 [E/m43/C]

Lens Dayz are back at the Adorama daily deals, this round is running until Thursday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Samyang 14mm T3.1 VDSLR II Cine for $349 in Sony E or M43rds or Canon EF

+ Godox LED1000D II 5600K 70w Daylight LED Video Light for $199

+ Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash for $69

Samyang 24mm T1.5 Cine DS for $369 [E/m43/C]

The lenses return at the Adorama daily deals, this round running until Thursday 3/24/22 at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out…

+ Samyang 24mm T1.5 Cine DS for $369 in Sony E, Canon EF and M43rds
+ the various options can be found through the daily deals link in the first paragraph; the individual lenses are not interlinked (YMMV on your viewport/browser/etc)

+ Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons Smarter Kit with 7x Multicolor Hexagon Light Panels, 100 Lumens – With 2 Pack Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons Expansion Pack for $249

+ Glow Muslin Background – 10 x 20 ‘ (Chroma Green) for $30

+ also a Lorex security camera thing

In an unrelated note, it is high time we made a birthday cake to celebrate 75 years of Magnum. Magnum Photos that is 🙂

Samyang 135mm T2.2 Cine DS Ultra MF for $329 [E/C/m43]

Party on Wayne, we have another lens day at the Adorama daily deals, this round running until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Samyang 135mm T2.2 Cine DS Ultra manual focus for $329 in Sony E, Canon EF and Micro Four Thirds

+ Manfrotto 1051BAC 83″ Air Cushioned Aluminum Mini Compact Stand with 4-Sections & 3 Risers for $80

+ Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Suction Mount for $60

+ Tilta Full Camera Cage for Sony FX3 for $65~

Meanwhile at the Saturday Woot daily deals there’s a coffee gear sale as the main deal of the day ($10 to $130, all kinds, stovetop, pourover, gooseneck, press, grinder, Ninja, beans and capsules, etc)… Then at “Electronics” there are Samsung Frame TVs, at “Computers” there’s a $280 refurbished MacBook Air (i5, 4GB RAM, 256GB), and at “Clearance” there are power/solar type things…

Of printed magazine interest, this weekend sale at DiscountMags has a “Spring Sale” theme. There are no camera/photo magazines in this sale. These typically run until Monday night…

Samyang 7-Lens Cine DS bundle for $2325 [E, m43, EF]

Not only we have a lens day at the Adorama daily deals (change Monday at 10am ET) but it’s actually a 7-pack of lenses (yes, seven-pack of lenses!):

+ Samyang 7-lens Cine DS prime bundle for $2325 in Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and Canon EF
+ prime lenses are 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, and 135mm

+ 2pk of Minolta MNCD37 Full HD 3″ LCD Screen Dash Cam for $83

+ NiSi 100mm Starter Kit III with V6 Filter Holder and Pro CPL for $299

+ FotoPro X-Go Max 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Built-In Monopod, FPH-62Q Ball Head for $179

Samyang 75mm F1.8 Auto Focus Compact for $289 [E]

Lens Day once again at this set of Adorama daily deals running until Friday 2/25/22 at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Samyang 75mm F1.8 Auto Focus Compact Full Frame Lens for Sony E for $289

+ NiSi filters

+ SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Headset for $160 after coupon

+ Kandao Meeting 360 All-In-One Conferencing Camera for $350 after coupon

Samyang 75mm F1.8 AF Compact Full Frame for $285 [E]

Running until Friday at 10am ET, we have a new round of Adorama daily deals as follows:

+ Samyang 75mm F1.8 Auto Focus Compact Full Frame Lens for Sony E for $285

+ NiSi Close Up Lens Kit NC 77mm with 67 & 72mm Adapters for $89

+ Apai Genie S1 Auto Smart Shooting 360 Degree Object Tracking Smart Phone Holder for $12

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 😉

+ 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

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)…

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

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 😉

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 🙂

+ 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…

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”

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

20% off Rokinon lenses (163 options) and Samyang lenses (26 options)

Lensaholic fans, unite and take over! Nearly 200 lens options are participating in a 20% off Prime Deal promotion through the Prime Deals.

You have to be a prime member to get these offers. IF not, you can still get the deal by simply starting a 30-day free trial

The lenses are way too many for me to list here individually:

+ 163 Rokinon lens options

+ 26 Samyang lens options

Remember, for the promotion to be in effect, typically Amazon itself must be the seller…

Speaking of group sales, there is a Manfrotto and Joby 20% off sale with 18 products participating and that’s the magic number of products for this Nanuk sale (waterproof hard camera cases in multiple color schemes)… These too is available for Prime members only…

And another Computers and Monitors sale including desktops, AiO computers, laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, computer monitors, and such including LG Gram, ConceptD, ASUS Zen, Acer, BenQ, Samsung, Dell, Viewsonic, Lenovo, Alienware and HP…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine [C] for $299, Etc

We have a union of the two towers day! It’s also LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals which change at 10am ET (on Thursday in this very case) ~ or earlier if sold out…

The lens in question is the new condition Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine for the Canon system going for $299 with free US shipping.

Not part of the daily deal, but on sale of their own are the versions of this lens for other systems that go for $329 (Sony E, Nikon F).

Also part of Adorama’s daily deals is another Quasar. No, you don’t need to call Neil deGrasse-Tyson, it’s a space-quasar, it’s an LED light going for $100 🙂

Samyang 18mm f2 Auto Focus for $289 [Sony E FF]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal good until Saturday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out], it is the new condition Samyang 18mm f2.8 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system [full frame lens] going for $289 with free US shipping…

Samyang/Rokinon 85mm 1.4 MF lenses start at $248 [m43], $259 [X, K], $269 [Z], Etc

IF the new $399 Rokinon 85mm f1.4 II manual focus lenses do not tempt you and you want to optimize for a lower price, $269 is what it takes to get into the new condition Samyang 85mm f1.4 MF lens with the Nikon Focus Confirm

The other Samyang and Rokinon 85mm f1.4 options [look for them in the aforelinked search results]:

+ M43rds for $248
+ Pentax K mount and Fuji X for $259
+ Nikon Z for $269
+ Sony E for $299
+ Canon RF for $319
+ the search results also include the Auto Focus (AF) lenses which obviously cost double or more

I know, I know, it is 2020, some of you will argue, there’s no way I’m dealing with Manual Focus Lenses in 2020. Next thing you’re gonna tell me to buy a Huawei P40 phone and spend 20 hours every single frakking week hunting for new hacks and loopholes to run Google Play on them 😉

And you would be right if your typical subject matter or your style of photography requires autofocus. But a lot of things don’t move at all, others move in predictable ways, and in these COVID-stressful times there’s a certain level of relaxation and grounding when you use manual focus. And in some ways, it forces you to pay closer attention to the scene you are photographing…

Samyang 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye with removable hood for $189 [C]

Canon shooters, your fisheye time has arrived! For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Canon EF version of the Samyang 8mm f3.5 HD lens with removable hood for $189 with free US shipping…

PS: Drinking Game (with Water) for this 80 minute Creative LIVE class: every time the instructor says “interesting”. I find it really interesting that someone can say interesting so many times in 80 minutes 🙂

Samyang 85mm f1.4 AutoFocus for $599 [Sony E] {ends Tue 10am ET}

Prime time at the latest Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily), it is the new condition Samyang 85mm f1.4 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system going for $599 with free US shipping. This is only available in the Sony E system and unlike the other mounts, this is an actual autofocus lens…

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC MF for $269 [Z]

The current Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC manual focus lens going for $269 with free US shipping in the Nikon Z system. That’s the advertised deal. When you look at the other mount options of this lens it goes for $239 in Fuji X and Sony E and $269 in M43rds and $329 in Canon RF…