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Great Deals On UPS Power, LED Light Kit, & Pentax 50-135 F/2.8| Deal Dash

By Anthony Thurston on July 9th 2015

This is our daily deals report where we will feature a deal, or deals, which we think you should know about. Feel free to let us know about any deals you run across by sending me an email (link in my profile) or leaving a comment below!

CyberPower 600Watt UPS

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If there is one thing that sucks about working with computers, it is when the power goes out, and you lose whatever it is that you were working on. It has happened to all of us, and it doesn’t have to.

By adding a UPS, like the one above, you never will have that issue again. A UPS, or Uninterruptible Power Supply, is basically a surge protector with a built-in battery. This way, when the power goes out, your system doesn’t lose power. This gives you time to save your work and safely turn off your machine, or in many cases, the power will come back on before you need to stop working.

This particular unit can run for up to 9 minutes without wall power, giving you plenty of time to finish what you were doing and safely save your work. For today only, you can save $25 and get this for $89.95 over at B&H.

Generay SpectroLED 2 Light Kit

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If you are going to be shooting with continuous lights, then LED lights are the way to go. They are smaller, cooler, and easier to work with than your old fluorescent bulb based lights.

You can also get a great deal on this Generay SpectroLED 2 Light Kit over at B&H, bringing the price to just $399 after a $103 savings.

Pentax 50-135mm F/2.8

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IF you shoot Pentax K mount and are looking for a good 70-200mm FF equivalent lens, then this is one that needs to be at the top of your list. You can get a great deal on them now too, saving you almost $200 and bringing the price down to just $859.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Stephen Jennings

    Is it only Photographers that pay this stupid amount of money for LED’s? The technology isn’t new anymore, there’s no reason for these costs.

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    • robert garfinkle

      they are gouging. Why not build your own. not being sarcastic at all. I would imagine the technology is ridiculously cheap…

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    • Stephen Jennings

      I use a “generic” one if I need it, cost $20 works just as good… or I have a few fancy LED lightbulbs that I play around with .. $60 compared to the garbage I see from “lighting companies.” Shoot, I even have LED lightbulbs I can change the color of with my phone.

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    • lee christiansen

      LED is not new, but there are LED’s and LED’s… £££ pays for quality of colourimetry (CRI measurements are not the best gauge, use TLCI measurements by the way…)

      I’d put these LEDs at the cheaper end of the market and would be interested in how they perform with respect to CRI and/or TLCI specs.)

      For the record, decent LED lighting for TV tends to hit around £1500 – £2400 for units that I would be prepared to trust as a DoP.

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  2. Christopher Rankin

    That’s a nice price for a piece of quality Pentax glass but at this point I only care about procuring FF lenses.

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  3. robert garfinkle

    yup.

    ups’ – big lifesavers. just figure em into the equation when buying a pc, tv, any communication equipment…

    I typically try to stand up my server, cable modem, wifi router, and switch. therefore if the power does go out, it does not eat tons of battery power to keep those suckers on, I sustain a nice 30 minute power buffer, have internet, and internal network. typically my server is pretty idle and does not have a monitor so no real powerdrain there…

    as for the laptop, it’s battery can weather a bit of time on it’s own, so no real need there.

    but, I think more important than keeping power available, is the protective aspect of a the ups, meaning don’t go cheap and don’t trust a surge supressor on it’s own – can’t trust em…

    go with a unit that has the ability to keep the voltage conditioned well ( even ).

    there is nothing worse than your equipment getting damaged due to power surge / brown out / loss – I don’t care if your equipment is insured and can be replaced – putting a decent amount of cash into power protection beats the best policy out there, not only is it less expensive to have decent power protection over two years worth of premiums, but a decent ups / conditioner helps ensure / protect against dealing with unrecoverable equipment / data / time loss…

    nuff said.

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  4. Colin Woods

    I shot Pentax for many years. The LX is one of my fave cameras ever, lightweight and indestructible. I sold it all off to go Nikon AF in the mid nineties – I went with the mighty F4, another fantastic camera – but still have fond memories of my Pentax kit, the simple K1000, my lovely ME Super. all great stuff.

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  5. Scott Trombley

    Would love to start getting into Pentax…. will be quite awhile before then though.

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