Archives for December 23, 2020

Thursday: Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 PRO FX for $579 [C], Etc

LOL, the headline for the Thursday 12/24/20 Meh daily deal is funny yet also right? “The Germaphobes were right” LOL. Anyway, their deal of the day is a Sharper Image phone and accessories UV sanitizer type thing for $25…

Hooray hooray, we have a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 PRO FX for $579 in the Canon EF system
+ the Nikon F version is marked discontinued and cannot be ordered, that’s why only the Canon version is on sale
+ this is blog-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron 🙂

+ Lowepro Urbex BP 24L Backpack for $30
+ bag the bag!

+ Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash Kit with PP-500DR Pack and Battery for $330

+ Steadicam Air 15 Monopod for $180
+ not your father’s monopod and as such, you can’t cosplay Gandalf with this

+ Oben Magnetic Mount Kit with Mini Ball Head for $13

+ also Shure earphones and sanitizer thing

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Wandrd Inflatable Camera Cube for $32
+ this product is so thrifty they don’t want to pay for vowels 😉

+ flash deal starts 12pm ET: Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE GPS Smartwatch (42mm, Midnight Black)
+ price before sale $200
+ marked as “New Arrival”
+ also known as: one more thing to charge daily 😉

UPDATE #1: the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the 12.3″ Surface PRO 7 (latest model) going for $559 (i3 10th gen, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD), while the i5 with 8GB RAM option goes for $799 and the 256GB option has an Apple-esque +$100 price increase… While the $559 price may be tempting, keep in mind that this is Windows, so get the 4GB version only if you plan to use it in a way that can survive with 4GB of RAM…

Among the rest of the Big Yellow dailies there’s a 1TB Sandisk Extreme USB-C SSD for $125 [Conspiracy Theory Alert: just when the prices of the HDD crashed down, of course the next big thing became SSDs and Encrypted so the price points would go up!], and the 64GB Sandisk Extreme Plus microSDXC for $20, and no, that Duke Canon thing may look like AA batteries in the pictures above but it’s a lip balm type thing 🙂

UPDATE #2: the current Adorama dailies [I forgot to post them earlier] include the ORLIT 250 KWIK Series Studio Flash With Bowens S Mount for $100 and a Swann Wifi pan-and-tilt PTCAM for $43… These change on Thursday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]…

Wednesday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

And now lettuce take a look at the Wednesday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals at Amazonia. As of the time of writing there are 79 participants, including:

+ light panels and selfie ring lights galore

+ stabilizer-y things include FeiYu and tripods

+ generic cameras and camcorders

+ binos and action cams and body cameras

+ monolights and on-camera flashes

+ on-camera monitors

+ background kits

+ Neewer wins once again