If you were curious about the pellicle mirror Alpha dSLRs, B&H Photo has a great starter kit bundle centered on the Sony A58. You pay $550 and for that, you get the Sony A58, the 18-55 and 55-200 lenses, the HVL-F20M External Flash, and a $50 plastic B&H Photo Gift Card. Not bad for $550! Plus, you can save the gift card as an "emergency" holiday gift and spend it in January... Research with Sony a58 reviews list...
This limited time offer ended...For new daily specials, check the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals page... Expired items after the jump...
If you don't hate mail-in rebates with a passion, you can get the Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens for $350 after a $100 mail-in rebate at B*H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Alpha SLR mounts.
The new condition Rokinon 35mm f1.4 manual SLR lens is offered for $335 with free shipping in four SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Alpha, Four Thirds) by Adorama upon eBay. This is a limited time offer, it can end at any time, it is part of the featured eBay deals.
Speaking of Adorama on eBay, they are offering the 7" Google Nexus 7 (first generation; 16GB, Wifi-only) android tablet for $135 with free shipping. The limit is five per customer. This too is a limited time offer!
The pellicle mirrored Sony Alphas are having another round of Sony induced discounting. The A65 body only goes for $500, the "with 18-55" for $600, the "with 18-135" for $800. Meanwhile the A77 goes for $800 body only, $1100 "with 18-135", and $1400 "with 16-50mm f2.8". The A58 w/18-55 goes for $450. (the A3000 is listed there but it is a mirrorless camera, not a pellicle mirror SLT DSLR)... Amazon has a promotional page showing all of them. An expiration date is not mentioned...
The Rokinon 16mm f2 manual lens is going for $350 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods with a one year warranty from Elite Brands. They are available in seven different mounts, four SLR (Canon, Nikon, Alpha, Pentax) and three Mirrorless (Fuji X, Sony NEX, Micro Four Thirds). You can buy up to three plus two additional units as gifts. Delivery is about/within 7 business days after purchase. This offer ends on 11/20/13 at 1am ET or earlier if it sells out.
B&H Photo is offering the Bower 35mm f1.4 manual lens for $330 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha, Pentax K, and Four Thirds SLR mounts, along with the Samsung NX mirrorless. The NX version gets 2% promotional rewards. This is one of the many names of Samyang lenses. Promotion ends by 11/19/13.
The Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye with removable hood (not to be confused with the older model without the removable hood) is going for $250 with free shipping and free returns, in new condition with a one year warranty at Groupon Goods... If you want to sort out the various Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lenses, check the B&H Photo listings. At Groupon, the limit is 3 plus 2 more as gifts. Delivery takes about 7 business days. The Groupon offer expires by 11/15/13 at 1am eastern.
Fisheye temptations now at B&H Photo where they are offering the Bower 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens for $209 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Canon and Nikon and Alpha and K-mount SLR mounts and the Sony NEX and Samsung NX mirrorless mounts. NOTE: the Nikon chipped version and Four Thirds SLR versions go cost more! Bower is one of the many brands Samyang uses to market their lenses.
This limited time offer ended...
One of the latest eBay Daily Deals is the Rokinon 85mm T1.5 lens offered for $250 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon, Sony SLR and Sony NEX mounts by BuyDig on eBay. Limit 5 per buyer.
As always, keep in mind eBay Daily Deals are limited time offers with unpredictable expiration times.
One of the Wednesday 10/16/13 deals of the day at 1Saleaday is the Rokinon 85mm F1.4 manual focus lens, in new condition, for $230 with free shipping. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Olympus SLR mounts. Limit 10 per customer. Ships 1-2 weeks after purchase.
Groupon is offering the Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens for $90 with free shipping in either the Canon, Nikon or Alpha SLR mounts. Or if you prefer a boatload of accessories, you pay $100 with free shipping. The accessories include (based on the Groupon pictures) a tripod, 8GB SD card, camera case, card reader, lens cap keeper, cleaning kits, and memory card wallet. You can buy up to three lenses for you, and an extra two if you send them as gifts using the Groupon gifting system. Keep in mind these will arrive about 2.5 weeks after purchase! There is no option to expedite shipping at the moment. The offer expires by 10/19/13 at 1am ET or earlier if any of them sell out.
As of a 10/15/13 recheck, this deal is dead due to a $100 price increase...
One of the latest featured eBay Daily Deals is the new condition Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens in your choice of Canon, Sony, Pentax SLR or Sony NEX E-mount for $200 with free shipping and handling. It is offered by BuyDig on eBay (99.4%, 170392). As usual, eBay Daily Deals are limited time and limited quantity offers.
B&H Photo has received the Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens and it is in-stock and ready to ship for $530 with free shipping in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha and NEX, and M43rds mounts.
In parallel with the Lens Instant Savings, there's also a new round of camera instant savings from Sony DSLRs (A58 w/18-55 for $550) and Olympus M43rds. Here too, the prices are "synced" across authorized + reputable Sony dealers as soon as their servers catch up with the new pricing. No expiration dates are mentioned.
"Synced" is a euphemism for price control and price stagnation. If the camera manufacturers really cared so much about local stores, they should be selling them their cameras at a steeper discount, that way the local stores have more flexibility - they can price-match the internets or even sell for less. But we all know the manufacturers don't care about the local stores. They are using them as a shield to cover up their roundabout price control.
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