So far we have been focussing on cameras and lenses in our round-ups of the best deals of Black Friday week, but you can also save big on a wide range of accessories – and the deals will hot up as we get closer to the big day. Here are a few offers which have caught our eye.
3 Legged Thing Equinox Leo – now £199 at CameraWorld, down from £299
Carbon fibre micro-traveller tripod is well made and reliable but easy to carry aroud. Features eight layers of tightly woven carbon while the furnishings are milled from aircraft-grade Magnesium Alloy. The Leo folds down to 35cm while still extending to a practical height and features a parallel locking system to prevent accidental disassembly, and provides further stability and better grip. It also makes maintenance and general upkeep simple.
Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Tripod – now £149 at Wex Photo Video, down from £205
This three-ѕесtіоn, аlumіnіum trіроd supports uр tо оf 7kg and can ехtеnd tо аn іnсrеаѕеd hеіght оf 160сm. Тhе Quісk Lосk ѕуѕtеm аllоwѕ а mоrе соmfоrtаblе аnd ѕtrоngеr оnе-hаndеd grір, еnаblіng а quісkеr ѕеtuр tіmе thаn рrеvіоuѕ mоdеlѕ. Іtѕ 90-dеgrее сеntrе соlumn mесhаnіѕm аllоwѕ thе соlumn tо bе ехtеndеd vеrtісаllу оr hоrіzоntаllу.
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash (black) – now £179 on Amazon, down from £349
This is another steep saving on a powerful and versatile, yet compact, flashgun. Features include built-in catchlight panel, dot-matrix, LCD, control dial and a guide number of 43 m.
Wacom Intuos Medium Bluetooth pen tablet (black) – now £99 at Park Cameras, down from £159
This is a good price on a handy accessory for photo editing or creating digital art. It features a resolution of 2540 lpi, an active surface of 200 x 160 mm, four customisable express key buttons and an included stylus with 4096 pressure level. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity, and is compatible with Windows 7 (or higher) and OS X 10.11 (or higher).
Datacolor SpyderX Pro – now £109 at Park Cameras, down from £159
Screen calibration is often overlooked by photographers, but it’s a crucial part of your workflow – if your screen is not set up correctly, how can you hope to perform accurate and sympathetic image editing? The SpyderX Pro display calibrator offers the first lens-based colour engine of any Spyder product and has extensive calibration options, as well as options for matching and tuning multiple displays. It’s easy to use and makers Datacolor claim it takes less than two minutes to calibrate a screen.
Vanguard VEO Discover 42 Sling Backpack – now £29 at Clifton Cameras, down from £49
Good-value (especially at this price) backpack can accomodate a DSLR, a couple of lenses, a flashgun and a nine-inch tablet, and you can connect a tripod or monopod. It can be transformed from daypack to right/left handed quick-action, side access sling and back again without ever being taken off.