Thursday: MEHrathon, Lexar 2000x SDXC, Lowepro Photosport, Silence Corner, Blazar Great Joy 50mm T2.9 1.8x Ana for $899

Unfortunately we fell into a time portal and we “lost” Wednesday. Out of the wormhole we came, and it was Thursday where we are greeted with a MEH-ra-thon at the MEH website. Offers change every 30 minutes. Previous offers remain available for purchase (through the forum link over there) until they sell out or the MEHrathon ends.

HOOray-HOOray we have a LENZe DAYe [yes, I’m trying to provoke the spelling police!] at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Thursday 5/16/24 [yes, half of May 2024 is over already!] or earlier if sold out:

+ BLAZAR LENS Great Joy 50mm T2.9 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for $899 in either amber or blue flare options
+ it is a PL-mount lens that INCLUDES in the package a Blazar PL-to-EF mount adapter
+ JJ Abrams not included in the flares 😉
+ I believe this is the first time this manufacturer is featured in daily deals

+ Silence Corner Atoll S Rotating Camera Collar for Select Sony Mirrorless Cameras (Silver) for $69
+ not to be confused with Amen Corner!

+ Lowepro Photosport Pro III 55L Backpack (S/M) for $158
+ M/L (medium-large) for $188

+ 128GB LeXaR Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC (V90, U3) for $90
+ 256GB version for $170
+ optionally buy together Lexar Professional USB Type-C Dual-Slot Card Reader for a combined purchase discount

+ SmallHD CINE 5 Touchscreen On-Camera Monitor for $1049

+ also Audix mic for $30

Wedn: Sirui 24/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x for $349 [5o], Tenba 16L Backpack, Delkin CFxB, LumeCube, Robus, Etc

And just like that, it’s time for the Half Time Show of the Week. In other words, it’s Wednesday! We start with another LENZE DAYE [all apologies to the Spelling Police for triggering you with multiple mizzspellingz] at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11/1/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Yes, with that, we have entered Black Friday month! There’s an “early Black Friday sale” on every street corner. And Dollar Tree is already out of the Xmas and Valentine’s and Easter products 😉

+ Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for $349 in Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds, Canon RF and Nikon Z
+ the Leica L variant is SOLD OUT

+ Tenba Shootout 16L DSLR Backpack (Black, 2018 Edition) for $100

+ LumeCUBE XL RGB LED Tube Light (4ft) for $250

+ robUS RTH-1050 Triple Action Ball Head for $200

+ SmallRIG VB99 Mini V-Mount Battery (99Wh) for $239 minus $84 in-cart coupon
+ yes, true fact, I’m too brain-lazy to do the subtraction in my head or open up the calculator app 😉

+ 325GB Delkin BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $200

+ Optoma L1 1050-Lumen XPR UHD 4K Ultra Short-Throw 4-LED Projector for $1099
+ not to be confused with Free-Throws in basketball

+ FLASH DEAL: SHAPE Pro Video Carbon Fiber Tripod with 100mm Bowl & Fluid Head (45 lb Payload) for $1974~
+ OR you can travel back in time and buy 197 Ritz/Wolf single-use tripods 😉

Monday: Venus 9/T2.9 Cine, Tenba DNA, LumeCube 2.0, Manfrotto, GVM PRO, Ponte Leather, Anton Bauer for Sony a7/9, Etc

Back to back Lenze Dayze at the B&H Photo daily deals, good until Monday 10/30/23 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens for $449 in black in six options: RF, E, m43rds, Z, X, L
+ the RF option is also available in silver for $499

+ LumeCube 2.0 Professional 22-Piece LED Lighting Kit for Camera Video & Photography for $140

+ GVM Pro SD200B Bi-Color LED Monolight (200W) for $189

+ Ponte Leather Canvas Camera Lift-Strap for $15 in four color options

+ Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Drag Video Head with MVT502AM Tripod and Carry Bag for $250 after in-cart coupon
+ a day without a tripod is not a day!

+ LG UltraWide 34BQ650-W 34″ 1080p HDR 100 Hz Monitor for $269

+ Anton BAuer Titon Base Kit for Sony a9, a7R III, a7S III for $236~

+ FLASH DEAL: Tenba DNA 15 Slim Messenger Bag (Black Special Edition) for $100

AND for The Cable Fan Club, the Monday MEH daily deal is a 3-Pack of Statik 360 Pro 100W Universal Magnetic Charge Cable (6ft) for $30 plus shipping.

The Creative LIVE ON-AIR free-streaming headliner starting Monday at 12pm ET is Film and Digital Formats for “Creative Fashion Photography” with Emily Soto with 81 minute runtime, so it will repeat multiple times.

Rokinon Xeen Meister T1.3 Primes Sale [EF/PL/E] [PD]

Another staple of Prime Dayz is the Rokinon Xeen T1.3 Primes sale featuring the Meister T1.3 Prime lenses at 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm, along with a trio of non-Meister primes. System options vary but the sale includes PL-mount, Canon EF, and Sony E.

Monday: Rokinon 135/T2.2 PRO Cine for $899 [C/E/PL]

Hooray-Hooray it’s a LENZ DAYE (okay, a LENS DAY) at the Adorama daily deals good until 7/24/23 at 11:59pm pacific or earlier if sold out:

+ Rokinon XEEN 135mm T2.2 Pro Cine for $899 in Canon EF, PL-mount and Sony E
+ sadly the M43rds and Nikon F remain at full price, which is TWICE the sale price, WOW!

+ Pelican 1510 Watertight Carry On Hard Case with Foam Insert & Wheels for $195 after instant coupon

+ Anton Bauer Titon SL 150 14.4V 143Wh Lithium Ion Gold Mount Battery for $617.50

TRIGGER WARNING for students! Just as you finally got a deserved break from school, the back to school sales are here to remind you that the clock is ticking and it’s only a matter of time before you go back to school! Amazon couldn’t stay out of this game, they have a 2-Page AmazonBasics back to school sale. Which is headlined by a different kind of “bag the bags”, a …24-pack of 14-inch laptop/tablet cases for $230. That’s under $10 per bag! Do you have enough tablets/laptops to fill up the bags? OR time to buy some more laptops and tablets? 🙂

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 for $1495

According to the “Top Sellers” ranking in the B&H Mega Deal Zone, the #1 seller camera of this All-Star Game is the new condition Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 going for $1495.

This is a Super35 compact-ish interchangeable-lens camera, using the Canon EF mount, and as such, it is compatible with 200+ lenses. Certainly a smart choice considering there are millions and millions of EF lenses out there!

ALSO part of this All-Star game is another EF-mount video camera, the new condition Canon EOS C200B Cinema Body Only going for $1999. Note that is camera is non-returnable, so purchase only if 99.05% certain!

PS: these are the only “real” cameras I’ve found. And there’s good reason, because mainstream cameras, because of the whole pricing thing, rarely (if ever) participate in daily deals, so you won’t find them in the All-Star Game. The only cameras in the Camera sub-category of the sale are 13 variants of the Paper Shoot Paper Camera type things.

Tuesday: EyeCups, MagMod, Manfrotto, Oben, Edelkrone, Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for $499, Etc

Unless there’s a disturbance in the timeline or a glitch in the matrix, Tuesday typically follows Monday and good until 8/30/22 at 11:59pm ET we have surprise-surprise another LENZ DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals!

+ Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for $499 in M43rds
+ OPTIONALLY buy TOGETHER with the Sirui Mount Adapter for Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Anamorphic Lens (Sony E) for $509
+ so for just $10 more, you cover both M43rds and Sony E!

+ Oben ALF-6193L Skysill Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with 90° Lateral Center Column for $100

+ Oben ALF-6193L Skysill Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with 90° Lateral Column and BE-117 Dual-Action Ball Head for $160
+ not to be confused with Oberyn the Red Viper 😉

+ Edelkrone Pan PRO for $379
+ optionally buy TOGETHER edelkrone Turntable Kit v2 for $433
+ because if you are gonna pan, you gotta pan like a PRO!
+ note: you cannot play vinyl records on this turntable 😉

+ Hoodman Eye Cups for select cameras, 15 options, $10 to $12

+ MagMod MagBox Pro 36″ Strip Softbox with Case Kit for $240

+ MagMod MagBox Pro 42″ Octa Softbox with Case Kit for $270

+ Tascam DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone (White) for $125
+ useful also if you want to “Captain’s Log, Supplemental!”

+ flash deal: Manfrotto 492 LCD Micro Ball Head with Cold Shoe for $68
+ if you prefer a hot shoe, you just have to heat it up yourself 😉

Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS ED AS IF UMC for $299 [E/m43/C]

Hooray-Hooray, lenses are back at the Adorama daily deals, this set of offerings running until Saturday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS ED AS IF UMC for $299 in Sony E, M43rds, Canon EF
+ the other mount options are $369+

+ K&F Concept 3-In-1 Waterproof Nylon Large Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera Photography for $30

+ H&A mic cable for $6

And now a FREEBIE. If you participate in the Lucky grocery stores rewards program, until Sunday night, you can claim a FREE 700ml Smartwater+.

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

Monday: Mehrathon, Canon XC10 4K PRO Camcorder for $999, SYRP, Elinchrom, SmallHD, Etc

Finally something good happening on a Monday morning, it’s a Meh-rathon at the Meh website, their variant of the “Woot Off” but with Meh, all in-stock earlier Mehrathon offers are still available for purchase (except for the ones that sell-out/run-out)…

Then to the B&H Photo daily deals we go where it’s an …artillery day (yes, a canon, what else did you expect?) in the usual 7+1 formation, good until Monday 12/6/21 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out…

+ Canon XC10 4K professional camcorder for $999

+ Elinchrom Softbox To Go Kit for $140
+ sorry, fries not an option in this “To Go” kit 🙂

+ SYRP Magic Carpet Medium Track Kit with Carriage and End Caps (39″) for $186

+ Magnus REX VT-5000 2-Stage Video Tripod with Fluid Head for $150

+ SmallHD Cine 7 Touchscreen On-Camera Monitor with choice of either RED or ARRI Control Kit (L-Series) for $1799

+ Synco WMic-T3 2-Person Camera-Mount Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (UHF: 512 to 589 MHz) for $229

+ PortaBrace RB-1B Small Lightweight Run Bag (Black) for $114

+ flash deal: Philips DVT2710 VoiceTracer Digital Voice Recorder with Speech Recognition Software for $30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ various other techie things as usual

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…

Wedn: Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 [PL] for $999, Etc

Hump Day is here once again and hooray-hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm tonight or earlier if sold out:

+ Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 with PL Mount for $999
+ only the PL mount is on sale!

+ Tamrac Jazz Zoom 23 v2.0 Camera Holster (Black) for $10

+ Genaray two SL-57 Soft LED Lights and two PIXI Plus Mini Tripods Kit
for $70

+ Logan Graphics 450-1: 40″ Artist Elite Mat Cutter for $135
+ because a Dollar Store cutter can only do so much 🙂

Humble Bundle: Focal Press eBooks for Film-Making [$1 gets you 6 ebooks, pay more, get more]

If you are interested in film-making, good for the next 13 days (as of the time of writing), Humble Bundle has a Film-Maker Book Bundle by Focal Press. These are DRM-FREE ebooks available in multiple formats [you can download all the formats, you don’t have to choose one format].

The $1+ tier includes six ebooks including sound, cloud, indie, genre, and screenwriting.

The $7+ tier adds seven more ebooks, from the general film-related topics to the specifics.

And then the $13.50+ tier adds eight more ebooks, making it a total of 21 books, and it includes single-camera production, low budget, visual effects, on location, and more…

Of other potential interest at Humble Bundle they have the following:

  • Technology essentials for non-techies in business
  • Apress ebooks on digital security (cybersecurity and such)
  • Circuits and Electronics ebook bundle (DSP, Engineering principles, etc)
  • Map Software Bundle
  • Learn Python with PyCharm
  • Image Comics showcase
  • each of the above bundles has its own expiration date

B&H Virtual NAB 2020 Streams and Deals

If you want to participate in some NAB 2020 Virtual Action, B&H Photo is having various NAB-related videos on their website…

To go with the content they have an NAB Promotions Hub that has two type of items: 1) pre-orders of newly revealed products, and 2) deals and offers on existing products…

Happy Viewing and Shopping 🙂

PS: if you don’t want to go through the listings, these are the 37 Camera and Lens offerings… Of course a number of these products are not video-only. For example Canon’s f2.8 pro zooms, their 100mm IS macro, Panasonica’s 12-35 II f2.8, and so forth…

Rokinon Cine DS Six Lens Kit for $2399 [C/N/E/m43]

If you are fond of the Rokinon Cine DS lenses and you are ready to commit to them, and if you have either a Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony E or Micro Four Thirds system, these six-packs of Cine lenses are on sale for each system for $2399 at B&H Photo

Of the six lenses, four of them at T1.5: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85m, while the 14mm is T3.1 and the 135mm is T2.2…

$70 OFF SLRMagic MagicPrime Cine T: $429 to $529 [X/E/m43]

If you feel like today’s lenses are so big they block out the Pink Super Moon, then you may mayhaps be potentially interested in considering considering the SLR Magic MicroPrimes. And what a coincidence, they are currently on a $70 OFF instant savings promotion at B&H Photo.

The promotion drops the prices as follows:

+ $429: Cine 12mm T2.8, 15mm T3.5

+ $529: Cine 18mm T2.8, 21mm T1.6, 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2, 75mm T1.5

The lenses are available in the Sony E, and Fuji X and to a lesser extend for Micro Four Thirds. Note that the 50mm is a T1.4 for M43rds, but T1.2 for the two APS-C systems. A total of 19 options are available…

Lighting Sale (video priority) with promo codes

B&H Photo is running a Lighting sale of the video-priority kind [by that I mean lighting for video capture] with some of the offers require promo code VIDLIGHT to get the best price. Promotions expire 11/26/18 or earlier if sold out… Brands participating include Litepanels, Genaray, Dracast and Impact…

Pinnacle Studio 21 Video Editing Suite for $36 [Win]

Adobe is not the only one making photo-video software. One of the “survivors” of the post-Photoshop apocalypse is Pinnacle Systems and they are currently offering their Pinnacle Studio 21 Video Editing Suite for PC for $36 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown.

SLR Magic Sale: Ten Lenses including 8mm f4 for $149

The budget smartphone revolution is further fueling budget and alternative lens manufacturers (other than the usual suspects). Among them is SLR Magic and there is a sale of Ten SLR Magic Lenses at B&H Photo as part of their B&H NAB 2018 Specials running until 4/14/18. It includes:

+ 8mm f4 for $149 in M43
+ 35mm f1.2 FE Cine for $299 in Sony E
+ 50mm f1.1 Cine for $259 in Sony E
+ 75mm f1.4 FE Cine for $299 in Sony E
+ 35mm T0.95 Mark II for $899 in M43 and Fuji X
+ 10mm T2.1 Cine for $499 in M43
+ 17mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount for BMPCC for $299
+ Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter (Compact) for $449
+ Anamorphot-50 2.0x with Rangefinder Cine Adapter Kit for $1499
+ see them all at the B&H SLR Magic sales
+ some of them get 2% promotional rewards as well

Adorama launches NAB Specials

Adorama has launched their NAB 2018 Specials featuring a variety of video cameras (Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Sony) , video lenses (Rokinon), tripods and stabilizer-y things, lots of lighting gear, external displays and computer monitors, computers, bags (of course!), equipment carts, and more!

NAB 2018 Specials at B&H Photo

Spring is in the air, a good time for trade shows and NAB 2018 just tipped off in Las Vegas [Trade Show Calendar]. As part of the festivities, B&H Photo has launched various NAB 2018 specials at the aforelinked dedicated NAB specials page. More on these later today as I begin “digesting” them…

PS: B&H Photo is open again and accepting orders. Previously placed orders during the Passover holidays are getting processed and shipped…

Pre-order the Nikon D850 FilmMaker’s Kit for $5500

Nikon has a hard time making enough Nikon D850s to satisfy demand but that didn’t stop them from creating the “FilmMaker’s Kit”, it is the D850 body only bundled with a trio of f1.8G FX lenses (20, 35, 85), the ME-1 Stereo Microphone and ME-W1 wireless microphone, a 7 inch Atomos Ninja Flame and a spare EN-EL15a battery.

The price of this bundle is $5500 and it is available for pre-ordering at Amazon by Amazon itself and by Adorama and by B&H Photo… This has been added to our Stock Status Tracker


The three f1.8G lenses on their own go for $800, $527, $477 respectively, totaling (with the help of a calculator) $1804. The Atomos goes for $795 on its own, increasing the bundle value to $2600. The battery goes for $60 on its own, while the two microphones go for $134 and $199 respectively. So that’s a total under $3000 for the Filmmaker kit, plus $3300 for the camera = $6300, with an asking price of $5500 for the bundle.

So with a difference of $2200 between the D850 body only ($3300) and the Filmmaker kit ($5500), you’d need to want at least $2200 worth of the kit items to make this a good deal. In other words, if you want all three lenses AND the Atomos, then it’s worth doing it, otherwise it becomes a too close to call type of a situation.

(ENDED) Framelapse PRO (Neximo) for $0.99 [GPLAY]

This sale ended… For a limited time, the PRO version of the Framelapse time-lapse Android app by Neximo Labs is on sale for $0.99 (instead of its regular price of $2.99) at Google Play. Note that MediaTEK devices are NOT supported.

Pre-order new Fuji T2.9 Zoom Cinema Lenses for X System

If you are a fan of cinematography and the Fuji X system, Fuji has two new propositions for you, their first two Cinema lenses for the X-system. These are T2.9 zoom lenses, and they are available for pre-order as follows:

+ MKX 18-55mm T2.9 for $4000 at Adorama and Amazon itself and $4100 at B&H Photo

+ MKX 50-135mm T2.9 for $4300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

These two new T lenses too have been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page.

128GB Panasonic SDXC (UHS-II, U3, V90, C10) for $400

Of particular interest to Panasonic GH5* shooters, the new condition 128GB Panasonic UHS-II SDXC card (U3, V90, Class 10, model RP-SDZA128AK) is on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping. It has maximum speeds of 280MB/s (read) or 250MB/s (write).

Speed kills they say, in this case, it kills the wallet 🙂

Rokinon Xeen Cine Primes Sale (PL, M43, Nikon F, Sony E, Canon EF)

Prime time now of the Cine T-Prime kind! A variety of Rokinon Xeen Cine prime lenses are on sale at Adorama in a variety of camera systems, including PL, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Nikon F and Canon EF. Primes start at 14mm and go all the way up to 135mm. They are all nicely organized at the aforelinked page, sorted by focal length.

Rokinon 20mm T1.9 WA Cine DS + Corel Software + Filters + More for $499 [Canon only]

This sale is only offered in the Canon EF mount! The Rokinon 20mm T1.9 WA Cine DS lens is bundled with a 77mm digital filters kit, a lens wrap (not edible!), a lens cap keeper, a cleaning kit, and the new Corel software bundle, all together going for $499 with free shipping at Adorama.