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Massive 7D Mark II Deal, Genaray LED Lights, And 8TB Archival HDDs {Deal Dash}

By Anthony Thurston on December 21st 2015

Welcome to our Deal Dash segment, where we scour the web for the best deals on camera, lenses, lighting, and other gear for photographers. There are always great deals to be found over on B&H and Amazon, so make sure to check out those two websites. Today we wanted to highlight three deals below:

Genaray SpectroLED Studio 500

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I recently decided to start doing more video content and for that, I had to improve my lighting capabilities. One of the sets that I considered were these Genaray SpectroLED Studio 500 lights. I have a smaller bi-color version of these that has served me well for over a year now.

This LED light is currently on sale over at B&H for $79 off the usual price, giving you a great deal for just $374. All orders at B&H are available for expedited shipping, and many products are eligible for free next day shipping if you have any last minute gifts before the holidays.

Interested? Grab it here.

Canon 7D Mark II Body Only

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In the world of sports and wildlife photography, there is arguably no better APS-C based camera than the 7D Mark II. Its combination of high shutter speeds, fast & accurate auto focus and its access to Canon’s brilliant lineup of telephoto lenses makes for a great pairing.

Right now, B&H has a killer deal going on the Canon 7D Mark II, saving you $400 instantly. But on top of that, there is a mail-in rebate available saving you an additional $350, plus a load of extra goodies. If you have been considering the 7D Mark II, this really is a deal too good to pass up.

Interested? Grab one here. (This is also available for free next day shipping)

Seagate Archive HDD 8TB

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We are always in need of more archival storage for our old images. Cloud-based options come with caveats and often take a lot of time to get everything uploaded, as well as be rather spendy for larger capacities. Physical disks really are the best option for most people, and lucky for us, larger capacities are coming way down in cost.

Take these 8TB Seagate archival drives, designed for reliability and 24/7 operation. Throw a couple of these into a Drobo or similar RAID array and you would be set. Not only that but they are crazy cheap in the price per GB metric, at only $239 for the whole drive right now on B&H (after a $40 savings).

Interested? Get your hands on one (or more) over on B&H here.

This is our daily deals report where we will feature a deal, or deals, that 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!

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. Herm Tjioe

    Something about Seagate drives me nervous and frustrated. All of my prematurely failing drives are Seagates. That B&H link reviews supports my misgivings. I have since avoided buying one for several years now.

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    • Dave Haynie

      One of the main problems with drives, and in my experience, Seagates in particular, is overheating. You can put these in a RAID box or a Drobo, in your PC, etc. but unless you’re paying very close attention to heat issues based on multiple drives in a small area, they can get hot. The WD Green drives in particular may not match the performance, but they run cool, and that’s additional life in many situations. Not that you can’t keep drives cool or that all RAID boxes don’t necessarily cool them well enough — just that ultimately, it’s your problem.

      The other thing about outfitting a RAID is that most RAIDs want matched drives (Drobos don’t care). The first instinct is to buy four or whatever drives at the same time. The problem that is that, unless the manufacturer is srambling lots before shipping, you get all drives from the same lot… so there’s a very good chance they all fail at just about the same time. Plan your RAID knowning that drives will eventually fail, and you’re much safer. In my office, there’s always a spare drive for my Drobo, so I don’t have to wait for a day or two after a failure before rebuilding the redundant storage.

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  2. Travis Volkman

    Whats the benefit of getting the 7D deal you listed over their other 7D deal for a much lower price with a printer? It seems to me, it is worth saving $350.00 more with the other deal?

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1176700-REG/canon_eos_7d_mark_ii.html

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Not everyone is interested in the printer bundles, plus I have featured the printer bundle (or a similar one) previously.

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    • Bill Bentley

      But Anthony, the additional $350 rebate you mentioned is ONLY available if you also buy a one of their PRO printers.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Bill, that is why I said ‘also available’. Because the initial $400 savings is notable enough as is.

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