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Holiday Sale on Phil Steele Photography Courses

My friend Phil Steele is having a private holiday sale on his courses. Phil's tutorials are the best I've seen; check out his previews and see for yourself. He has a 60-day no-risk money-back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. You can watch them from anywhere on just about anything, far better than a book, file or eBook.

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27 November 2017, Cyber Monday


There are a ton of deals if you scroll down past these two reviews.

All these deals come and go quickly, if you see something you like, get it because they expire and sell out fast.

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Review

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro.

NEW: Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Review.


23 November 2017, Thanksgiving

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8.

NEW: Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Review.

World's most ergonomic macro lens, with great optics.


Black Friday!

Here's what I've found so far. Most are live today, and others don't go live until Friday — and you have the links now so you can be on top of it.


Nikon Black Friday

D3400 w/18-55mm VR & Free Accessories: $397.

D3400 w/18-55mm & 70-300mm & Free Accessories: $497.

D3400 w/35/1.8, 18-55mm DX VR & 70-300mm ED, red: $697.

D7200 & Free Accessories: $797.

D7200 w/18-55mm VR & DX 70-300mm ED & Free Accessories: $997.

Nikon Black Friday deals at Adorama.

Nikon Black Friday deals at B&H.

Nikon Rebate deals at B&H.


Canon Black Friday

Rebel T6 w/18-55mm IS & Free Accessories: $399.

Rebel T6i w/ 18-55mm STM, printer & audio kit: $499 after rebate.

Canon EF 75-300mm: $99.95. This is a basic unstabilzed telephoto that works great - on a tripod or if you hold it steady, on all Canon DSLRs and EOS 35mm cameras.

Rebel T5i w/18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM: $549.

Rebel T5i w/18-135mm IS STM: $699.

Rebel T6 w/18-55mm IS II & EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III: $449 & includes free MX922 printer/scanner/FAX.

PowerShot SX530 HS w/case, 16GB card & cleaning Kit: $229.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: $649.00 and includes free MX922 printer/scanner/FAX. I've bought two of these MX922s and they are great wireless scanners and printers!

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit: $699 includes free MX922 printer/scanner/FAX.

Hand-picked Canon Black Friday deals at B&H.

All Canon Black Friday deals at B&H.

Canon Bundle Black Friday Deals at B&H.

Canon Black Friday deals at Adorama.


Canon Black Friday Rebate Deals

These deals include a good 64 GB card, a Canon Pro 100 Printer, Canon photo paper, free Canon grip and extra battery in order to get you the most insane rebate amounts. Even if you throw all the other stuff away just to get the cameras these are great deals.

6D Mark II: $1,349 after rebates.

6D Mark II with 24-105 STM: $1,749.00 after rebate.

6D Mark II & 24-105mm L II: $2,249 after rebates.

5D Mark IV: $2,849 after rebates.

5D Mark IV & 24-70mm f/4L IS USM: $3,599 after rebates.

5D Mark IV & 24-105mm L II: $3,749.00 after rebate.


Sony Black Friday

Sony Black Friday deals at Adorama.

Sony Black Friday deals at B&H.


Amazon Black Friday

Amazon's Black Friday deals on photo & electronics.

Amazon's Black Friday deals on eveything - new deals every day.

Amazon's Black Friday deals on Alexas from $29.99.


B&H Black Friday

B&H's Best Black Friday Deals.

All of B&H's Black Friday deals (includes all the Nikon, Canon, sony & etc. listed above).

More B&H deals.


Apple Black Friday

$1,000 off a 15" MacBook Pro: $1,899.

Apple Black Friday sale.


Crutchfield's Black Friday sale

Crutchfield's Black Friday sale.


Zeiss Black Friday

Adorama's Zeiss Black Friday deals.

B&H's Zeiss Black Friday deals.


Fuji Black Friday

Fuji Black Friday deals.


Olympus Black Friday

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Camera Body, Black: $1,699.

Olympus 45mm f/1.2: $1,199.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5 Underwater camera: $399.

B&H's Olympus Black Friday deals.


SanDisk Black Friday

SanDisk Extreme PRO 256GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive, Up to 420MB/s Read/380MB/s Write: $99.95

SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card, 80MB/s, with SD Adapter: $32.

SanDisk Extreme 128GB UHS-I Class 10 U3 microSDXC Memory Card, Up to 90MB/s Read and 60MB/s Write Speed: $50.


Panasonic Black Friday

Panasonic Black Friday deals.


Olympus Black Friday

Olympus Black Friday deals.


Sigma Black Friday

Sigma Black Friday deals.


Bose Black Friday

Bose Black Friday deals.


More Photo Deals

Think Tank bag specials.

Mindshift bag deals.

DJI Mavic Pro with Remote Controller with Free Accessory Bundle: $850.

Cokin P Series H300-01 Solid Neutral Density Filter Kit, Includes ND2, ND4 and ND8 Filter: $33.

Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS TTL Battery-Powered Monolight: $549.


Audio Deals

AUDEZE SINE On-Ear Headphone with Cipher 24-Bit High Resolution Lightning Cable with Built-In Mic: $200

AUDEZE LCD-2 High-Performance Planar Magnetic Headphones, Aluminum with Lambskin Leather Ear Cushions - $649

AUDEZE LCD-2 High-Performance Planar Magnetic Headphones, Bamboo and Lambskin Leather - $650

   Shedua Wood Edition - $650

   Rosewood and Lambskin Leather - $699

AUDEZE LCD-X Reference-Level Planar Magnetic Headphones, Anodized Aluminum and Lambskin Leather - $1,050

AUDEZE LCD-3 High-Performance Planar Magnetic Headphones, Zebrano & Lambskin Leather - $1,300

AUDEZE LCD-4 Reference Open Circumaural Headphone : $2,999

Klipsch RP-440WF wireless theater system: $1,500/set.

Polk "Open Box" 2x S50 Small Tower/S30 Center/S10 Surround Speaker/HTS 10 10" SW: $649.

Polk Audio "Open Box" Home Theater 2x S60 Tower/S35 Center/S20 Bookshelf Speaker: $999.

Polk Audio "Open Box" 2x S60 Home Theater Tower Speaker With Audio Bundle: $1,299.


Music Deals

Fender T-Bucket 450E 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar : $200.

Fender T-Bucket 350E 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guita: $150.

Fender Duo-Sonic HS Electric Guitar: $360.



Blackhawk Be-Wharned Folding Knife: $40.


21 November 2017, Tuesday

Breaking News from LEICA

NEU: LEICA CL. It's a mirrorless compact in no way related to the classic LEICA CL 35mm camera which was superceded by the marvelous LEICA MINOLTA CLE I've reviewed.

NEU: LEICA ELMARIT-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH, also in black.

NEU: LEICA CL mit 18mm.

NEU: LEICA CL mit 18-55mm.

NEU: Grips für LEICA CL.

NEU: Straps für LEICA CL.

NEU: Brown leather case für LEICA CL.


17 November 2017, Friday

Sony 70-300mm

Sony FE 70-300mm G FE OSS.

NEW: Sony FE 70-300mm G FE OSS Review.

As good as the bigger white lenses, and does more for less money!


Weekend Deals

Manfrotto BeFree Live Video Kit with Tripod and Fluid Head, Includes Case - $128.88 after $50 rebate.

Fender PM-1 Paramount Deluxe Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - $400.

Fender PM-3 Paramount Deluxe Triple-0 Acoustic Guitar - $400.

Wacom Intuos Draw Creative Pen Tablet, Small White Refurbished by Wacom with a 1 Year Wacom Warranty $50 with Free Shipping.

Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Tablet, Small Black Refurbished by Wacom with a 1 Year Wacom Warranty - $60 with Free Shipping.

Tascam DR-22WL 2-Channels Portable Handheld Audio Recorder with Wi-Fi, 3.5mm Mini Jack, Connector, 10kOhms Impedance, USB2.0  $80 with Free Shipping, use Code: blackfridy.

Korg B1 88 Key Digital Piano with Enhanced Speaker System & Hammer Action - $299.


Use Coupon Code blackfridy to get these prices on these FocusRite deals:

Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen - $79.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen 2 - $105.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen 2 Input/4 Output USB 2.0 Audio Interface with 2x Scarlett Mic/Instrument Preamplifiers, 24bit/192kHz and USB Bus Power - $135.

Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB Audio Interface, 2nd Generation - $175.

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface, 2nd Generation - $240.

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB 2.0 Audio Interface, 2nd Generation - -$340.


14 November 2017, Tuesday

UPDATED: Nikon D850 Review.

UPDATED: Nikon D850 User's Guide.

I've spent the past few weeks shooting my D850 in Yosemite, and updating and adding to its review.

I'll later be adding plenty of photo samples — as soon as I can get to them.


MacBook Pro sale at B&H.

New: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 for Sony E Mount.

New: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 for Micro 4/3.


13 November 2017, Monday

Panasonic Dealsat Adorama and at B&H.

Deals: Studio Lighting.


09 November 2017, Thursday

Sony Deals

All with free shipping:

Sony A6000 w/16-50mm & 55-210mm  - $698 with 5% Adorama Rewards.

Sony A6300 w/16-50mm, 55-210mm & more - $998  with 4% Adorama Rewards.

Sony DSC-HX80 Camera w/16GB card, case & cleaning kIt - $298.


Sigma Deals

All refurbished by Sigma USA:

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Macro for Sony DSLRs (not mirrorless) - $104.95.

Sigma 120-400mm stabilized for Sony DSLRs (not mirrorless) - $339.

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 for Sony DSLRs (not mirrorless) - $2,279.95.

Sigma 70-300mm Stabilizer - for Pentax - $189.


08 November 2017, Wednesday

New from Panasonic

New Panasonic G-Series

Panasonic G9 - $1,697.99. Also at B&H.

LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm f/2.8 OIS w/DMW-TC14 1.4x teleconverter - $2,997.99. Also at B&H.

Panasonic DMW-TC20 2x teleconverter for Leica 200mm - $597.99. Also at B&H.

DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip for G9 - $347.99. Also at B&H.

DMW-BTC12 charger for BLC12 battery (used in GX8, G85, G7, FZ2500, FZ1000 & FZ300) - $39.95

DMW-BTC13 charger for BLF19 battery (used in GH and G9) - $42.95. Also at B&H.

DMW-EC4 fancy eyecup for G9 - $19.99

DMW-SSTG9 strap - $39.99. Also at B&H.


New for the Holidays

B&H has a page that updates with new specials every day.


07 November 2017, Tuesday

iPhone X

In case you missed it, my iPhone X arrived Friday and I've spent all weekend adding to my iPhone X review, as I will continue to do as I learn more.

Be sure to scroll down below and catch all you may have missed. I'm still adding to my iPhone pages.


05 November 2017, Sunday

Return to Standard Time

While our Macs and iPhones all change magically an hour back to standard time, our regular cameras don't.

It's a great idea to take this Sunday morning as you reset clocks around your house to rememebr to reset your cameras' clocks, because if you don't it may be months until you realize that they're an hour off!


New Nikon Lens Sale

Nikon has dropped the price on a bunch of lenses. It tries to hide this by calling them "instant rebates," but the effect is the same: lower prices. Nikon does this as exchange rates with Japan vary so when the rates go the other way it doensn't look like they raised prices.

All include 4% Adorama rewards and free shipping:


DX Lenses

Nikon 10-24mm DX - $796.95.

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G DX - $166.95. Nikon's best DX lens, cheap!


FX Lenses (also work on DX)

Nikon 16-35mm VR - $996.95. Nikon's best FX ultrawide.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E VR - $2,196.95. Nikon's best midrange zoom.

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G - $396.95. Nikon's best normal lens. (The 58/2.4 is about the same for a lot more money).

Nikon 24mm f/1.4G  - $1,796.95.

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G  - $1,696.95.

Nikon 28mm f/1.8G - $596.95.


Olympus Rebates

Olympus is doing the same thing: lowering prices, but marking the discounts as "instant rebates" so it doens't look bad when exchange rates change and they discontinue the rebates instead of appearing to raise prices.

All include 4% Adorama Rewards and free shipping: 

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II - $1,799.

Olympus PEN-F, Black - $999.

Olympus PEN-F, Silver - $999.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II - $799.

Olympus PEN E-PL8 w/12mm-50mm - $648.

Olympus PEN E-PL8 w/14-42mm - $549.

Olympus PEN E-PL8, Black - $449.


04 November 2017, Saturday

Time exposures with iPhone

Lee Vining Falls, 11 AM, 24 October 2017. 2½ second time exposure, hand-held with iPhone!

NEW: Shooting Time Exposures with iPhone.


Photo Contest: $10,000 First Prize

1X Photo Contest 2017

1X is running a new photo contest, and first prize is $10,000. There is also a special $1,000 prize for which I will pick the winner.

It's not my contest; it's 1X,' so see all the details and enter at their site.

Good luck!


Apple iPhone X

iPhone X.

BREAKING NEWS: iPhone X Review & User's Guide.

I just got an iPhone X, and it works quite differently because it has no more HOME button. Here are my first impressions of how to work it and make screen shots.

It's the fastest-handling digital camera ever, out-shooting my LEICAs for reportage. Auf Wiedersehen, LEICA snobs!


02 November 2017, Thursday

New Olympus Pro Series Lenses ¨

For Micro 4/3:

Olympus 17mm f/1.2 (35mm eq.).

Olympus 45mm f/1.2 (90mm eq.).


SALE: MacBook Pros at B&H.

NEW: Tamron 100-400mm.

OLD: B&H's NYC Pro Photo Expo Specials.

Many of these are still good; I was off shooting in Yosemite all last week and missed PPE as I always do).


What Was New in:

October 2017: Nikon D850 review, Nikon D850 user's guide, Sony A7R III, Sony 24-105mm G, Sony 85/1.8 review, Canon G1X Mk III.

June, July, August and September 2017: Canon 6D Mk II, Canon SL-2, Canon 85/1.4L, Canon TS-E 50/2.8, 90/2.8 & 135/4, Nikon D850, Nikon 70-300 VR DX AF-P, Nikon 28/1.4E, Metabones Mk V Canon EF -> Sony E-mount adapter.

May 2017: Nikon 10-20mm DX VR, Nikon 8-15mm FX Fisheye, Canon 77D Review, Canon Rebel T7i Review, Canon 18-55mm IS STM Review, Springtime in Yosemite, Irix 15mm f/2.4 Review, Sony 16-35/2.8 GM, Sony 12-24/4 G, Fuji X100F Review, Laowa 12mm Review, Olympus TG-5.

March & April 2017: Nikon D7500, Nikon 19mm PC-E review, Nikon D3400 review, Sony A7 Mk II review, Nikon D5600 review.

February 2017: Canon 77D, Canon Rebel T7i, Canon EOS M6, Sony 24-70/2.8 GM, Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM , Sony 70-200mm f/4 G OSS, Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS, Sony FE 85mm f/1.8.

January 2017: LEICA M10, Fujifilm GFX 50S, Fujifilm X100F, Nikon D5600.

November & December 2016: Fuji X-A10.

September & October 2016: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 FL, Nikon 19mm PC-E, Sony A6500, Sony RX100 Mk V, Sony Alpha 99 II, Canon EOS M5, Canon EF 70-300 IS II USM, Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro.

July & August 2016: Canon 5D Mk IV, 16-35 IS II, 24-105 IS II, Nikon D3400, Nikon 105mm f/1.4, Fuji XT-2.

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