The Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II is bundled with the following extras (ProOptic 52mm digital essentials filter kits, lens-cap tether, and Corel Creative Bundle including AfterShotPRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X9 and VideoStudio 9) for $147 with free shipping at Adorama.
The Pentax K-1 was a long-time coming type of a unicorn-camera, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that even with its release, it defied conventions. Its price went up +$150 after its initial release at $1800, but it’s starting to come down again, you can get it for $1847 with free shipping and a handful of free accessories (Corel Software Bundle, 32GB card, tripod, case, card wallet, cleaning kit) at Adorama.
The Pentax K-3 II body only goes for $850 on its own at the moment at authorized dealers, but if you want a power-user bundle, you can get the official Pentax D-BG5 battery grip and the Pentax AF-200FG flash for an extra $50. So $899 gets you all three of these at Adorama… This is part of a new 48 hour sale…
If you are a B&H Photo fan and looking to buy the Nikon D750 body only 35mmFF DSLR, they currently have two promotions:
+ New Condition bundled with a 4TB WD MyBook Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive and a 64GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDXC for $1900
The new condition Nikon D7200 body only goes for $1000 at authorized dealers which include some free accessories (eg Adorama)…
… but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs with a 1-year warranty from the seller (instead of Nikon USA), to the Trending EBay Deals we go where you can get the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D7200 body only for $700 with free shipping from eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) with a limit of five per buyer.
Prime time for Pentax fans. The new condition 50mm f1.8 DA lens is on sale for $99 with free shipping ta Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you want (technically the limit is 30, but I doubt any non-reseller would need more than 30).
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Good until 11:59pm ET tonight, the Canon Battery Grip BG-E20 for the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR is on sale for $279 with free shipping (price before sale $349). This is official Canon brand item, not third-party seller
$300 is all it takes for an APS-C f2.8 zoom lens these days. The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD is currently on sale for $299 with free shipping at Adorama in the Sony Alpha Mount (Tiffen filter, Corel software, etc) or the Pentax K-mount with $12 promotional rewards but no other extras. This is not a stabilized model, which partially explains the price difference between it and the “VC” (stabilized; Vibration Correction) model.
Zoom-zoom! Adorama is offering the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $499 with free shipping and either 4% promotional rewards or free accessories (filters, NewLeaf warranty, cap leash, etc) in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha DSLR systems. The Sony option has two different free accessory bundles… For more action, check their New Years Sales…
PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂
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+ body only for $700
+ with 18-55 DX VR for $800
+ with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3G non-VR for $1150
+ with 18-135 f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $1200
The latest new cameras and lenses of 2017 are now tracked in the brand new New Cameras of 2017 tracker.
NOTE: this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens; NOT a micro four thirds lens for the M43 mirrorless system.
Of interest to Four Thirds DSLR photographers and adapter-erers, B&H Photo has the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) in Used Condition for $1000 in 8+ condition and $1100 in 9 condition and $1150 in 9+ condition. The new condition price is $1950 at B&H.
Surprise! An actual lens on …sale! The Canon 50mm f1.2 L is currently on sale, in new condition, for $1149 with free shipping, at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to five per customer at this point. This is not a lightning deal, so it’s either an actual sale an error or an internal (3rd-party sellers) or external (other websites/retailers) price-match.
It’s Shiguma time now, the Sigma APO Teleconverter 1.4x EX DG is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping (it’s a small thing after all) in the Canon and Nikon systems (sorry, the Sigma SA is not on-sale last-remaining-Sigma-SA-photographer) at B&H Photo. This is a limited time offer but an expiration date is not mentioned.
Prime your wallet canons because a new lens is now in-stock and shipping for the Canon EF system, it is the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE Lens going for $2199 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo. The Nikon version is not in-stock yet…
Canon and Nikon demand top dollar for their f2.8 zooms, but Shiguma offers photographers a more budget-friendly option with the $400 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM (which even gets some free accessories at Adorama or 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo).
But if you are comfortable with used, you can get the Nikon version in “Used – Very Good” condition for $286~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Make sure you page down the listings to find the ones sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s used sales arm). 3rd-party sellers sell them for slightly less but unless you are familiar or very comfortable with those sellers, you are better off paying a little bit more to get them from Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.
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While putzing around the internets I landed in the Amazon France Gold Box where one of their current deals of the day is the Pentax K-3 with 35mm f2.4 offered for 669 Euro. Offer ends by 6pm Eastern on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out). Prices include TVA (I’m assuming that’s VAT).
Open up your K-Wallet, it’s a Pentax Lens Sale at Adorama, featuring a total of 25 lenses, with prices ranging from $340 to $1150. This includes two f2.8 zooms, the 15-30mm for $1250, and the 24-70mm for $1150. Nine of the 25 lenses are Limited. Nine of them are Zooms. Three of them are Macros. Sale continues until the end of the year (2016) or earlier if sold out. It’s a K-Lens Party 🙂
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It’s Sigma time at Adorama! Coupon code LENSFRIDAY gets you additional discounts on select Sigma lenses. The price after coupon is shown there. You also receive 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases), along with a free Sigma USB Lens Dock, and for orders placed today and Thursday, you also get Free Overnight Shipping. The lenses are (after the coupon discount):
+ 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC macro HSM for $299 (OS for C/N, not for A/K)
+ 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for $450 (C/N)
+ 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM for $699 (C/N/A/P/Si)
+ 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART for $799 (C/N/Si)
+ 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART for $849 (C/N/A/Si)
+ 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens for $859 (C/N/Si)
+ 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM “Contemporary” for $899 (C/N/Si)
+ 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art for $999 (C/N/Si)
+ 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM for $1049 (C/N/Si)
+ 50mm f1.4 DG Art HSM with Mount Converters (EF or Sigma) to Sony E for $1049
+ 50mm-500mm f4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $1479 (C)
+ 18-35mm F/1.8 AND 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART for $1779 (C/N/Si)
+ 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens for $1849 (C/N/Si
+ see them all at the Adorama Sigma Lens Sale
Decoding the Codes
+ C = Canon EF
+ N = Nikon F
+ A = Sony Alpha A SLR system
+ K = Pentax K
+ Si = Sigma SA
+ E = Sony E mount
+ X = Fuji X
+ m43 = Micro Four Thirds
+ FT = Four Thirds
+ CX = Nikon’s Angry Inch
+ Q = Pentax Q
+ CM = Canon Mirrorless EF-M
+ M = Leica M
+ U = Universal Unicorn mount
This is a combo in-stock and pre-order alert for the Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo going for $949 with free shipping. It is now in-stock and ready to ship for the Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K DSLR systems. And it is available for pre-order for Canon EF and Sony E-mount. This is a (35mm) full frame manual focus lens.
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I just updated the Holiday Deals Situation Room, and there’s another discount at Adorama on the Canon version of the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 Pro DX for $460 after a $40 mail-in rebate. You also receive $20 in promotional rewards to be spent in future purchases at Adorama. The Nikon version goes for more.
PS: this is certified to be Tokina, not Tamron 🙂
Coupon code LENSFRIDAY gets you additional discounts on 42 lenses at Adorama. You can test the coupon without logging in or creating an account, simply page-down in the shopping cart in the payment section and enter the coupon at the appropriate box.
The first of of the three Canon-Pixma-AMEX promotions is the Canon 70D with the 18-55mm IS STM lens along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick (SG-201 50pk 13×19″ photo paper), and a DSLR holster bag, and a 16GB Sandisk SDHC card for $1049 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) at B&H Photo. Offer ends 12/17/16 at 11:59pm ET.
The second of the offers is the Canon D-Rebel T6i with the 18-135mm IS STM lens along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick (SG-201 50pk 13×19″ photo paper), and a DSLR holster bag, and a 32GB Sandisk SDHC card for $949 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) at B&H Photo. Offer ends 12/17/16 at 11:59pm ET.
The third of the three Canon-Pixma-AMEX promotions is the Canon D-Rebel T5i with the 18-135mm IS STM lens along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick (SG-201 50pk 13×19″ photo paper), and a DSLR holster bag, and a 16GB Sandisk SDHC card for $849 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) at B&H Photo. Offer ends 12/17/16 at 11:59pm ET.
The $1800 launch price is not coming back any time soon for the Pentax K-1, but you can get effectively close with this Adorama K-1 bundle for $1950 with free shipping. For this, you get the Pentax K-1 body only kit, a $100 Adorama gift certificate, a 32GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card, the Corel software bundle (AfterShot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc), the Lowepro Format 160 camera bag, an Adorama slinger bag, tears of a unicorn, a 66-inch Takama tripod, and a cleaning kit.
Optionally, when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can get combined purchase discounts when you purchase this with select Pentax DSLRs lenses, or you can add the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip for +$117, or add Elements 15 for +$39.
For more offers, check the latest Adorama Specials.
Triple figures tilt-shift lens action now, at B&H Photo, you can get the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 along with 2% promotional rewards (around $14 to be used in future B&H purchases) in the Nikon and Pentax SLR systems and the Sony E mount.
PS: the letters at the end of blog-post titles are abbreviations for the various mounts, N = Nikon; K = Pentax K, E = Sony E, C = Canon, A = Sony Alpha A, NX = Samsung NX, Si = Sigma stubborn SLR mount, M43 (self explanatory), FT = Four Thirds, etc.
Back to Lenses! The Tokina 14-20mm f2 DX lens is in-stock and ready to ship for $599 with your choice of either 4% promotional rewards or a boatload of freebies (lens case, 82mm Filter Kit, lens shade, tether, cleaner, and Corel software) at Adorama in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems. The accessory bundles are the bottom two on that page. An f2 zoom! Back in our time, in order to zoom, we had to walk backwards on an icy hilly swamp in 130 degree weather, while dragons and helicopters fought fierce battles over our heads 😉
PS: this is certified to be Tokina, not Tamron 🙂
B&H Photo is also running a promo code promotion on these 13 Sigma Art Lenses – use promo code SHOPBH16GM to get $100 off the current prices. I do not know when the promo code expires.
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Canon 5D Mark III Body w/Pixma PRO 100 printer and Tascam Shotgun Mic and $100 Rewards and SG-201 Paper for $2150 after $350 MIR
Back to the Canon-Pixma-AMEX trio, Adorama is offering the Canon 5D Mark III body only along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk SG-201 13×19″ paper and a Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone and $100 promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) for $3150 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card).
Nikon D810 Body with MB-D12 Grip and either 1-Year Photography Creative Cloud OR Lightroom 6 for $2500
Two Adobe choices with the Nikon D810 body only for $2500 with free shipping… At B&H Photo you get the MB-D12 Grip along with a 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (LR and Photoshop CC)… At Adorama you get the MB-D12 Grip along with Lightroom 6 (stand-alone software, not a subscription) along with an extra EN-EL15 battery. Optionally you can get combined purchase discounts by expanding the yellow “Special Offer” area and exploring the various sub-tab offers there…
More Shiguma time at B&H Photo, the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is on sale for $349 with free shipping along with 4% promotional rewards (around $14~ to be used in future purchases) in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems… The other two options (Sigma, Sony A) are not on sale, they go for $399…
(ENDED) Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Lens and Close-Up Lens and $12 rewards for $399 (C/N/A/P)
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More eBay Deals, now it is imported grey-market time, the “Deals All Year” eBay store is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR DX for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Limit one year warranty by the seller, not Nikon USA.
On the other hand, if you prefer a model with the blessings of Nikon USA, you can get it in manufacturer-refurbished with 90-day Nikon USA for $270 with free shipping by Adorama.
Canon 80D w/18-135 IS STM and Pixma PRO 100 and SG-201 paper and Bag for $1049 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)
And now back to the Canon DSLR + Pixma printer + AMEX MIRs. This promotion is centered around the Canon 80D with 18-135mm IS STM kit at Adorama. You get the aforementioned, along with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and its trusty sidekick (50pk 13×19″ SG-201 photo paper) and a Canon shoulder bag (printer does not fit inside). You pay $1399 at checkout. You receive the order, make sure all is working to your satisfaction, and then submit the mail-in rebate following the instructions and deadlines. If all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making this a $1049 after $350 MIR promotion. Rebate details in the PDF file. Offer expires 12/11/16.
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Refurbished with 1-Year Warranty: Canon D-Rebel T6S with 18-135mm IS STM for $750 (add 55-250 for $80 more)
One may need to set aside half a day (exaggeration alert) to navigate the clumsy and plodding Canon USA outlet website but if you plod through like a fullback in spring practice, you may find some good offers. For example, if you are interested in the latest D-Rebel T6S with the 18-135mm IS STM lens (instead of the 18-55), you can get that in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty for $750.
On the other hand, if you prefer a two-lens kit, you can get it with the 18-135 IS STM and 55-250 IS STM with a 1-year warranty on everything for $830. So $80 more gets you the 55-250mm lens.
Tamron (actual Tamron, not Tokina) has launched a new round of lens mail-in rebates running between December 4-31 in 2016. A total of 23 options are available, along with the PDF file with rebate details, nicely organized at B&H Photo.
The longer-running Woot offers have a Rokinon lens sale featuring six different lenses:
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (Sony E) for $230
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED with AE Chip (Nikon) for $250
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (Canon) for $250
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (M43rds, Fuji X) for $270
+ 4mm F2.8 IF ED (Canon AE) for $380
+ limit 3 of each per customer
+ shipping is $5 flat per calendar day
+ sale ends on December 19 at 12AM CT
+ thanks to S. A. Anderson for the alert!