Speaking of video related matters, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime bundle is on sale until 6/30/17 at B&H Photo with sale prices varying by mount. The Nikon F goes for $1749, M43rds go for $1799, the Canon EF and Sony E go for $1899.
The bundle consists of these four T1.5 Cine Rokinon lenses: the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.
Lenses can have baby, and once they start doing so, they start multiplying like bunnies. Which brings us to a new Lensbunny, oops, I mean, Lensbaby, it is the Velvet 85mm f1.8 with a pre-order price of $500 and available in eight different systems, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, and …Samsung NX.
They are available for pre-order at Adorama and at B&H Photo.
Two lens kits are so last year! Nikon is boldly going with a new three lens kit! They have a new Nikon D3400 Parents Triple Lens DX kit, with these three DX lenses: 18-55 f3.5-5.6G VR, 70-300 f4.5-5.6G ED, 35mm f1.8G, along with a camera bag. This bundle is available for pre-order for $800 at B&H Photo.
The Canon 5D Mark IV body only currently goes for $3300 at authorized dealers which are allowed to bundle it with a variety of freebies and the optional 13-month Canon accidental damage warranty. For example, 64GB Extreme card, 2% rewards, bag and extra battery at B&H Photo or two 64GB Lexar SDXC cards, flash, monopod, mic, and more by Ritz upon Amazon or 64GB Extreme SDXC, Corel bundle, and more at Adorama.
But if you prefer the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer, and you don’t need the extra accessories, and you don’t object to mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, then B&H Photo is bundling the 5D Mark IV body with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its trusty sidekick the SG-201 photo paper for $3329 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). A similar offer is available on the 5D Mark IV with 24-105 bundle for $4229 after $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card)
This daily deal expired…
The Meh.com daily deal, good until 11:59pm ET on Monday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6 with the 18-55mm lens offered for $344 plus $5 flat shipping and a 1 year Canon warranty.
For a limited time, Adorama has a quartet of Rokinon lenses on sale as follows. The very specific mount options of each lens are on sale, not all mount options for each lens.
+ Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount for $420
+ Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens in Nikon Mount for $350
+ Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Manual Focus Lens for Sony E Mount in Silver for $350
+ Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Focus for Olympus E Series DSLRs for $300
+ this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens
SLR lenses are slowly catching up to the crazy zoom ratios of fixed lens cameras. Tamron is taking their to the “next level” with the brand new 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 DI-II VC HLD APS-C Zoom lens, available in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. The zoom ratio is 22.22x optical. The lens is priced at $650 and it is available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo.
This lens has been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 page.
HISTORY of TAMRON SUPERZOOM LENSES
This is the latest in a long history of Tamron superzoom lenses. Here’s a handy table in the Tamron press release, with yellow highlighter added to show the different focal length options:
Back to the eBay Deals where the Cameta Camera eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II for $100 with free shipping. As usual with refurbished Nikon gear at Cameta, they come with a 1-year warranty from Cameta, not a 90-day warranty from Nikon.
Sigma strikes again with two new lenses that have been added to the New Camera and Lens Tracker of 2017. They are available for pre-ordering in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems, and they are expected to begin shipping this month ~ other things equal. They are:
+ Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art for $1599 at B&H Photo
+ also available as a bundle TOGETHER with the MC-11 Mount Converter/Lens Adapter for Sony E for $1848
+ Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art for $1299 at B&H Photo
+ also available as a bundle TOGETHER with the MC-11 Mount Converter/Lens Adapter for Sony E for $1548
UPDATE: they are also available for pre-ordering at Adorama for the same prices.
Zoom-zoom now! It’s Shiguma time! The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens is on sale for a limited time for $989 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems. You also get 4% promotional rewards which are just under $40 in future purchases at B&H. The offer ends 6/30/17.
Zeiss, Zeiss, Baby! I’m surprised Zeiss hasn’t hired Vanilla Ice yet for an April Fool’s Day “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” music video 🙂 While we are waiting for that though, Zeiss has revealed a new Milvus lens, the 35mm f/1.4, available for pre-order for $1999 with a late August 2017 release estimate at B&H Photo in the Canon EF (ZE) and Nikon F (ZF.2) systems.
This has been added to the new Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page. This tracks the more interesting items, eg P&S 1/2.x” digital cameras are not included.
The Rokinon SP 14mm f/2.4 Lens for Canon EF (it is only available in this option) is on sale for $899 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo. Sale end date is not mentioned in the listing.
For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales…
On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses that have known issues, you can get the Nikon version of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $309 plus shipping (starts at $8+) in “Used – Fair” condition at Adorama.
Make sure you understand the used condition designations at Adorama and read the details in the listing of each used item. This particular lens is described as “PLEASE NOTE: Lens does not auto focus; image quality will; be affected; cosmetic condition is V; may have other issues”. So fans of manual focusing 🙂
If any of these make you uncomfortable, do not buy! The new condition goes for $500 and bundled with freebies.
It’s Tamron time! Good until 11:59pm ET tonight, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR systems is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (about $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with a FREE 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and zoom through.
The new condition Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens goes for $1699 at authorized Canon USA dealers, and you have the option to get a free 13-month Accidental Damage protection by registering your product within 30 days of purchase.
However, at the moment, Adorama is bundling this lens with a FREE tripod. And it’s not a toy tripod! It is the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column (19.84lbs Load Capacity, 66.93″ Maximum Height). The tripod is included in the product bundle above, you see it mentioned over there while this promotion is running.
On the other hand, if you have enough tripods to re-enact the Planet of the Tripods movie, and if you prefer general purpose accessories, Adorama has an accessory bundle offer with these freebies: 82mm lens filters kit, lens shade, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (five software titles), and other assorted lens-accessories.
But if you instead want to optimize for a lower price, and you don’t need any extra accessories, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses that come with a 1-year seller warranty instead of a 1-year Canon USA warranty, you can get this lens in new condition but imported grey-market for the very specific price of $1591 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer. Over 200 units got sold so far from this listing.
As you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker, the official Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm kit goes for $1550 at authorized dealers. You can get it at this price, but with a boatload of free accessories by Buydig on eBay. The freebies are:
+ generic Bounce Zoom Slave Flash (two AA)
+ 58mm Wide Angle & Telephoto Converter Lens with extras
+ camera gadget bag
+ 64GB SD card
+ Corel PaintShop Pro X8
+ 12-inch Rubberized Spider Tripod, Large (Red)
+ Bower 67mm/58mm Step Down Ring – AD6758
+ 67mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit (set of 3 + carrying case)
+ other assorted trinkets (cleaning kits, etc)
The same set of freebies for the same price of $1550 is offered by Beach Camera through Amazon. Buydig and Beach Camera are/have the same parent company. Beach Camera through Amazon ships directly, but if you are a Prime member, you get free Prime-like delivery speed (around two days give or take). This is a lesser known Prime Benefit and the only way to figure it out is to look at the listing in detail.
On the other hand, if you want to buy it from Amazon itself, their in-stock estimate is June 23 (2017), but you don’t get any of the above freebies.
In addition to the 100 Year Anniversary DSLRs, Nikon is also releasing select Lenses as 100 Year Anniversary editions, these too with a late July 2017 release estimate.
+ Triple F2.8 PRO ZOOM set for $8000 at B&H Photo
+ it consists of the 14-24 f2.8G ED, 24-70 f2.8E ED VR, and 70-200 f2.8E FL ED VR
+ they have a Metallic Gray finish to distinguish them
+ Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR for $4000 at B&H Photo
+ the standard edition goes for $2800
Nikon is celebrating its 100 years of existence and to celebrate this milestone they are releasing two “100 Year Anniversary Editions” of two of their current DSLRs with a late July 2017 release estimate. They are priced for collectors and super-fans. They are currently available for pre-ordering as follows:
+ Nikon D500 Body Only for $2800 at B&H Photo
+ the standard version goes for $1800 with temporarily includes the Battery Grip
+ Nikon D5 Body Only for $8000 at B&H Photo
+ the standard version goes for $6500
The new official Canon 2-Lens Bundle featuring the EF 50/1.8 STM and 10-18 EF-S f4.5-5.6 lenses is on sale for $319 at authorized dealers, but that’s not all, for the same price, Adorama is bundling it with these free accessories: 49mm and 67mm UV lens filters, a small and a medium lens pouch, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
Likewise, the other Canon 2-Lens bundle with the EF 50mm f1.4 USM and EF 17-40mm f4L lenses goes for $850 at authorized dealers, but for the same price, Adorama is bundling it with these free accessories: 58mm and 77mm UV lens filters, and lens cleaning tissue paper.
More B&H action, this time it is a Rokinon Lens Instant savings sale featuring 16 different options in various mounts as follows:
+ 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS for $319 in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji X, M43 Sony E
+ 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS fro $349 in Pentax K, Samsung NX (!), Fuji X, M43, Canon
+ Nikon version for $399
+ 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift ED AS UMC for $679 in Sony E, Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ they also earn 2% promotional rewards
B&H Photo is running a Pentax Lenses Instant Savings promotion with a total of 20 lenses featured with prices ranging from $272 (35mm f2 FA LA LA LA LA LA) to $1997 (150-450mm f4.5-5.6 DC AW D FA HD). The price you see is the price you pay. It is a mix of primes and zooms, with primes having a government-forming majority.
A new update of the Stock Status Tracker has the Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm out of stock but getting closer at the discounted price of $1550 (Nikon’s original price was rather crazy at $1750).
Meanwhile the D7500 body continue is in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1250 (actually, $1247 but I try to round numbers) at Amazon itself and Adorama and various eBay dealers.
A refurbished sale of sixteen products (fourteen of which are in-stock and orderable as of the time of writing) at the official Canon USA store includes the refurbished Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM Prime for $80, the refurbished EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $200, and a few more zooms, primes, flashes and binoculars. Manufacturer refurbished items on the official Canon USA store come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.
This limited time sale ended…
Put on some Tammy Wynette because it’s Tamron time! The 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD IF MACRO is on sale for $399 with free shipping in the Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Paxum mount, and $439 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax systems. You also get 4% promotional rewards. This ends Friday night at B&H Photo.
The new condition Pentax KP Body Only kit is bundled with the Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA lens, in either the silver or black camera color schemes for $987~ with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama.
The Pentax K-1 body only 35mm full frame DSLR is currently on sale for $1707~ with free shipping at B&H Photo (with free 64GB Extreme SDXC, shoulder bag) and Adorama and Amazon itself (limit three per customer).
The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens is bundled with some free extras for $177 with free shipping at Adorama. There are even two different freebie bundles, but one is a subset of the other, so this bigger bundle is a better offer: you get a 58mm Pro-Optic Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a lens-cap tether, a cleaning kit, and a Corel software kit (including Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, and VideoStudio 9).
If you don’t want/need the extra accessories, you can get it for the same price with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or 5% back as a statement credit for Prime members paying with Store Card or Chase VISA at Amazon itself
The new Nikon D7500 APS-C DSLR is now in-stock and shipping for $1250 as a body-only, but if you prefer to pay half of that and get a previous generation model, then to the eBay Deals we go…
… where the Buydig eBay store (99%, New Jersey) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $650 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit five units per customer.
Strategically, this is not an unreasonable strategy. Once a model is no longer “the latest model”, going for a manufacturer refurbished ~ as long as it has a solid discount over the new-condition ~ is a good way to make the most of your $$$. As long as you are comfortable with refurbished and such.
The time has come! The new Nikon D7500 APS-C DSLR Body Only is now in-stock for $1250 with free shipping at a number of authorized dealers including:
+ B&H Photo and Adorama
+ well-known eBay sellers: Kenmore Camera and Gary Camera (as in Gary, Indiana) and Adorama
+ various at Amazon
+ Amazon itself is not there yet
+ for the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker
The update of the Stock Status Tracker also reveals that the Nikon D75000 with 18-140mm kit price has dropped by $200, now going for a more reasonable $1550 instead of $1750.
Unlike the In-Stock Body Only which is now in-stock and ready to ship, the D7500 with 18-140 is estimated to be in-stock later in the month. The price has dropped to $1550 at B&H Photo (June 27) and Adorama but not yet at Amazon
Nikon ushered in a new trio of SLR lenses, two FX and one DX lenses, which are currently available for pre-order at B&G Photo as follows. With AF-P being a thing, now I have to get in the habit of adding AF-S to non AF-P lenses 🙂
+ Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.4E ED Lens ($2000)
+ Nikon AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f3.5-4.5E ED ($1250)
+ Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f4.5-5.6G VR ($307)
You can find them added to the New Lenses of 2017 section of the new gear tracker.
The Canon 5D Mark IV body only goes for $3300 at authorized dealers which are allowed to offer a variety of free accessories, for example, various sellers at Amazon or B&H Photo (4TB HDD, 64GB SDXC), but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs…
… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering an imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) for $2800 with free shipping. Limit three units per buyer.
If you want to use Canon EF or EF-S lenses on Canon EOS M mirrorless cameras, the Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Auto Adapter is on sale for $40 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to ten units per customer. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews and has 35mm questions answered (sorry, I couldn’t resist!).
This is an old fashioned sale, not a Lightning Deal, so the exact expiration date is unknown as Amazon price bots change prices based on a variety of factors.
It’s bundle up time! The Nikon D5600 body only goes for $700 but if you want to a “get started with” kit or want to stock up on lenses, $200 more get you two Nikon lenses, the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR and 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G DX non-VR. But that’s not all, Adorama is bundling these freebies with the kit: Lowepro Aventura 170 shoulder case, 16GB Lexar SDHC card, Bower FUC58 58mm UV Filter, cleaning kit, and the Corel software bundle that includes five software packaging, including AfterSHOT PRO 2, VideoStudio 9 and Paintshop PRO 9.
For more action, check the Adorama Memorial Day Sale…
The Canon 70D body only is bundled with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer, its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ Canon photo paper) and a Watson battery and Ruggard shoulder bag and 16GB Sandisk SDHC for $950 after a $350 prepaid American Express gift card at B&H Photo.
The Canon EF version of the Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 135mm f/2.8 Mark II lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $160 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check their Featured Sales…
As of 5/22/17 early AM, this offer is DEAD. The camera cannot be ordered…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Canon 5DS Body for $2500 after coupon”
The Canon 6D body only goes for $1400 at authorized dealers which are bundling with some free extras, eg free 1-year Creative Cloud at B&H Photo or free Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free accessories bundle (including Corel software) at Adorama…
… but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs that come with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA), to the eBay Deals we go where you can get the new condition imported grey-market Canon 6D body only for $1060 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit three per customer.
The Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f3.5 lens is bundled with 4% promotional rewards, in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, for $895 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more B&H action, check their Featured Offers…
The Nikon D3400 two lens kit with the 18-55 and 70-300mm lens is going for $500 at various authorized dealers as part of Nikon’s Mother’s Day promotions. But if you like extra accessories, Adorama is bundling them with the following freebies, still for $497 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the red color scheme.
+ Corel Digital Creative Software Kit – Suite 2 Elite Edition
+ 16GB Lexar SD card
+ Pro Optic 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
+ Nikon DSLR Value Pack with Better Pictures in 5 Minutes DVD
+ Slinger Digital Memory Wallet – Holds 12 Cards
+ Pro Optic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
Shiguma time again! One of their latest lenses is now in-stock and ready to ship in the Canon and Nikon versions, it is the Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary going for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Speaking of Sigma, they have announced but they have not priced yet the brand new Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems. Since it is not priced, there are no pre-orders yet.
This has been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 page.
One bang for the buck way to scoop up Canon DSLR gear is buy manufacturer refurbished models that come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty from the official Canon USA store. Likewise, some of the Powershots are offered in refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty.
For example, one option as a starter Canon “take pictures with” DSLR kit is the manufacturer refurbished Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM for $299.
We have a prime lens mini streak today it turns out 🙂 The Bower SLY 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens is now on sale for $159 in the Canon and Nikon systems with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The Four Thirds (DSLR) version is not on sale. This is a limited time offer.
Rokinon’s Cine primes are like kittens, you are often encouraged to get a basket full of them 😉 Which brings us to the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle on sale for $1099 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It includes the 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm T1.5 lenses. It is offered for the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, and the Sony E and Micro 43rds mirrorless systems.
Nikon seems to love two lens kits these days, in another promotion, the Nikon D5600 with the 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR bundle is on sale for $900, that’s $200 more than the body only, and $100 more than the w/18-55 kit. But some retailers are also bundling it with some freebies. At Adorama you get the Corel software bundle, a Bower 58mm filter, a Lowerpro 160 Format bag, a 16GB Lexar SD card and a cleaning kit.
At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC memory card and a Ruggard holster bag.
No freebies by Amazon itself but if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store credit card, you get 5% back as a statement credit (around $45).
The Nikon D7100 body only is currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $449 plus shipping ($9+, varies by zipcode and option) at Adorama. Used items purchased at Adorama have a 30-day return policy and come with a 90-day warranty from Adorama.
This should not be confused with the manufacturer refurbished which goes for $590 and comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
The Pentax K-1 Body only is bundled with the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip, together going for $1784 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The K-1 was one only a few cameras to actually go up in price after it came out at $1800. But right now it’s slightly below its original price (and that’s before you factor in the value of the battery grip included for FREE for a limited time).
Zoom-zoom! The Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Dock, the Sigma 72mm protective filter, the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and $20~ promotional reward for $499 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon, Nikon and Sigma versions get OS while the Sony A and Pentax do not.