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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prime Day: Sony a6000 Body for $345

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

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

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)…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Tether Tools Case Relay Camera Power System for $80

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

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

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

Elsewhere at Amazon:

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

+ touchless thermometer for $10

Commlite Pro Adapter (Nikon F lenses to Sony E bodies) for $199

Adapting time at the Adorama daily deals, this installment good until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Commlite Pro NF Lens to E-Mount Camera Adapter for $199
+ that allows Nikon F lenses (the NF in the name) to get mounted on Sony E camera bodies

+ Mount-It! MI-789 Full Motion Triple Arm Freestanding Monitor Stand for 13-24″ for $89~

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)

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…

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]…

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˜‰

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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

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™‚

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…

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..

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!

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…