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B&H's Deal Zone
has been active since this past holiday season. Ever since its introduction I've been continuously amazed at just how great the daily deals can be.
Case in point: I purchased a Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/2 Special Edition Lens with Creative Aperture Set
(seen above) for $59.95 in late July via a Deal Zone Daily Deal. The deal was great; the fixed f/5.6 version of the Lensbaby Spark (featured as yesterday's Deal Zone Deal) normally goes for $89.95, is 3-stops slower and is incompatible with the creative aperture kit. The Special Edition lens originally sold for $129.95.
The Lensbaby Spark Special Edition Lens was released in the holiday season of 2014 and B&H used its Deal Zone to clear out unsold inventory as the lens was out of production. The deal sold out relatively quickly.
So why would I want to purchase a lens that's been discontinued? Because the Deal Zone price made the Lensbaby Spark Special Edition purchase infinitely more attractive. At less than $60.00, it's not something I necessarily had to budget for and it looked like a fun item to try out.
The results? The Lensbaby Spark is not the easiest lens to work with. You focus the lens by physically squeezing the lens toward the camera with your fingers and then you have to hold your fingers in place through the shutter's release. It's definitely challenging. But thankfully, the lens even more fun
than it is challenging to use. A couple of my favorite shots over the past two months have been captured using the Lensbaby Spark, undoubtedly the cheapest lens I have ever purchased.
Unfortunately (for us, at least), the B&H Deal Zone isn't limited to photography/DSLR videography equipment; many other types of products get featured as well (today's deal is a prime example – binoculars, anyone?
). However, that's why we check the Deal Zone Daily Deal early each morning so that we can let you know when the featured deal looks especially interesting for our site visitors.
By checking our News Feed each morning, you can ensure that you don't miss a great deal before it gets sold out (or expires). And by clicking on the links from the News Feed, you'll be helping to support the site while you take advantage of the savings. I think that's a win-win. [Sean]
results have been added to the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Review
Perhaps the most in-demand comparison is the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC vs. Canon 35mm f/2 IS Lens
, this one showing both lenses placed under the microscope of the Canon EOS 5Ds R
. The comparison is initialized at f/2, but any apertures can be compared. EOS 1Ds Mark III results are also available, allowing direct comparison with most other lenses in our database including the Sigma 35 Art Lens. B&H
has the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens
in stock. Also just added
are standardized product images
for the Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens
Lots of great comparisons can be made with these images. I'll get you started
"The Obama administration said on Monday that it would require drone owners to register their unmanned aircraft as part of an effort to curtail rogue drone flights that pose a danger to commercial aircraft and crowded public venues.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the creation of a task force of private sector and government representatives to craft recommendations for establishing the first ever federal drone registry.
The recommendations are due by Nov. 20, and administration officials hope to have the registry in place before Christmas, when they say that more than 1 million new drones could be given as gifts to new untrained operators. The registration requirements would also apply to drones already in use."
Read the entire article on reuters.com
has the Induro AM25 Alloy 8M Aluminum Monopod
available for $28.00 with free shipping. Regularly $53.00. Product Highlights
- Load Capacity: 22 lb
- Max Height: 57.9"
- Closed Length: 16"
- Sections: 5
- Weight: 1.1 lb
Need a head for your new monopod? The Desmond DMH-01
is an excellent value and when paired with a Neewer Bidirectional Double Quick Release Clamp
allows the direction of the Arca-style clamp to be rotated 90-degrees
for use with camera-mounted or lens-mounted plates. [Sean]
cuurently has excellent pricing on various Sigma Global Vision lenses (the 50mm Art lens is an especially good deal). See below for full details. Sigma Deals at DigitalRev Note:
When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.