Archives for December 9, 2020

Thursday: Tokina 17-35/f4 for $379 [N], Metz Flashes (10 options), Sandisk, ASUS, Zhiyun, ShutterBoss, AngelBird, Etc

Thirst-DAY is here once again and it begins with a new set of B&H daily deals AND it is both a LENS DAY and a FLASH DAY! Offers good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 12/10/20 or earlier for any item that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time [needless to say, flash deals last only a few hours each]:

+ Tokina 17-35mm f4 PRO FX for $379 in the Nikon F system only
+ the Canon EF version remains at $450
+ this is not to be confused with the upcoming Tokina ATX-i 17-35mm f4 (pre-orders for $599 in C/N)
+ I triple-checked, this is indeed Tokina, not Tamron!
+ why do I triple-check? Because I often type the wrong name among those two 🙂

+ Metz MecaBlitz AF-1 and AF-2 flash sale
+ 10 options of the 64 AF-1 and 56 AF-2 models
+ prices range from $150 to $200
+ system options include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, and OlyPanLei

+ Zhiyun-Tek CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit for $499

+ Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, CF and CFExpress cards, six options, prices further discounted with automatic in-cart coupon

+ ASUS 14″ VivoBook Laptop for $599 with FREE 1-yr BitDefender
+ 1.3 GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7 Quad, 8GB RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD, 14″ 1920 x 1080 IPS, UHD Graphics, 100% sRGB, no touchscreen
+ two USB Type A (one 3.x, one 2.0), one USB-C (Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, PD), HDMI, card reader, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5, 4-cell battery, backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, TPM, BIOS booting, 3 lbs
+ as of the time of writing, the processor ranks #458 at
+ personally I prefer to get a system with a Top 500 processor, and slightly above my current needs so it can “survive” the never-ending sprawl/slow-down of OS and software and websites over time
+ plus: it has the latest protocols (Wifi 6 and Bluetooth 5), USB-C/Thunderbolt, IPS, 100% sRGB, fingerprint, backlit keyboard
+ only major thing missing is a touchscreen (considering the price)

+ AngelBird AtomX SSDmini (1TB) for $299
+ just so we are clear, it’s neither an Angel, nor a Bird, it’s Storage 🙂

+ Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote for $30 in seven options for various cameras/systems

+ flash deal: Gefen GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD Stereo Digital-to-Analog Audio Converter for $30
+ next flash deal: Acebil I-705DX Prosumer Tripod System

UPDATE: at the Adorama daily deals (change Friday 10am ET) they have the Air Selfie AIR PIX Portable Pocket-Size 12MP HD Flying Camera with Smartphone Control for $95 and a JBL linear array PA system type of a thing for $500…

UPDATE #2: another day with 110+ Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at the Amazon USA Gold Box with the usual assortment of studio, lighting, tripod/stabilizer-y, action cams, and the like…

Bootcamp classes for $29 or less at CL

If you like more jam-packed and longer classes, Creative LIVE is running a Bootcamp classes sale for a limited time, with the bootcamps ranging from $14 to $29. It includes various Adobe topics (CC, LR, Pho, etc), Fine Art, Outdoors, Portraiture, studio/lighting, Boudoir photography which leads to Wedding photography which leads to Newborn photography and so on…

And if you are fond of sophisticated-man-style shopping website “Touch of Modern”, they are having a sale on DreamGrip modular mobile rigs, four options, $85 to $240. Like Massdrop, this is a membership-site (free to join) in order to offer products below MAP and such…

Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ6 Instant Film Camera for $70

It’s square camera time at the Adorama daily deals, good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ6 Instant Film Camera for $70

+ Alter 55mm Rapid Filter System, Includes Lens Mounting Ring for $20

Wedn Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

COVIDalia [of course] is the headliner deal of the day at the Amazon USA Gold Box featuring all the usual suspects, single-use masks, cloth masks, wipes, sanitizers, hockey masks of sorts, and the all-important non-contact forehead thermometer ($17.47)…

Around 110 items are participating, as of the time of writing, in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals including:

+ kids cameras, action cameras, binoculars

+ generic camcorders, generic Rosdeca P&S camera

+ studio and lightning and background kits

+ stabilizer-y things including Zhigyn Crane 3S

+ flashes and monolights, digiframes

+ various assorted and random accessories

+ Neewer still rules the day