10% off almost everything at Monoprice

Monoprice has a near-sitewide 10% off sale when you enter coupon code SPRING10 at their website. Coupon ends 4/26/15 11:59pm PST. The usual exclusions apply (no Tamron, no Xbox, no Yamaha, no 3D printer, etc). Some brands do not allow their products to be discounted by coupons even if the online retailers want to do so. Monoprice has a lot of camera accessories and even more general tech accessories.

Pre-order new Sony f2.8 ZA lenses: 16-35 and 24-70

The new gear party is not over yet. Sony full frame A-mount photographers must needs hide their wallets! Sony announced two new professional f2.8 lenses. The 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2100, and the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2250. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2015. (VS as in Vario-Sonnar).

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama.

Pre-order new Pentax K-3 II BO for $1100

New Pentax DSLR action, the K-3, second of its name (aka K-3 II) is now available for pre-order in the body only configuration for $1100 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

PS: we are keeping track of the interesting/unusual new cameras and lenses of 2015 in this spartan tracking post at the main blog.

Pre-order new Zeiss Batis (E-Mount) lenses: 25/2, 85/1.8

The new hit single by Vanilla Ice is “Zeiss Zeiss baby” ;-) Now that you can’t un-hear that line, Zeiss announced two new lenses in the Batis line, that continue the computerization trend of camera gear, they have a built-in OLED display on the lens barrel that show important lens-y information for the photographer.

The first two lenses in the line are for the Sony NEX e-mount and they are available for pre-order as follows:

+ 25mm f2 Batis E-mount for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 85mm f1.8 Batis E-mount for $1200 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both DX VR) for $580

The refurbished Nikon DSLR action continues at the eBay Deals where authorized Nikon dealer BuyDig is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5300 two-lens kit (18-55, 55-200, both DX VR) for $580 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

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Amazon: 0% APR 12-month Equal Pay Offer on 500 Camera Items

Amazon has another financing promotion if you are planning to purchase select camera gear (plenty of DSLR and mirrorless options listed) and apply and get approved and pay for them with an Amazon Store Credit Card (not to be confused with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card). You pay 0% APR as long as you make 12 monthly equal payments. More details on the Promotion page.

As usual with credit offers, this makes sense if you are fairly certain you will be able to make the twelve payments on time, so you end up paying 0% APR.

PS: if you are a Prime member, when you apply, you could automatically be upgraded to a Prime Card which gets you 5% rewards back on purchases (see our previous post).