Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN [Sony E] for $339

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the latest incarnation of the Adorama daily deals, this lot good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN for Sony E only for $339

+ Dolica 62″ Proline Aluminum Alloy Tripod and Ball Head for $35

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Exclusive HexaPop Kit (Godox AD200 TTL Pocket Flash) for $319

+ AKG K-701 headphones for $159

Fuji X-T30 Body Only with Leather Case and Extras for $799

The Fuji X system has resisted the full frame mania, and if you are cool with that, there’s a new promotion on the Fuji X-T30 body only, you can have it for $799 with free US shipping with lots of freebies at Adorama:

+ Fuji leather case
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXc
+ shoulder bag (Adorama house brand)
+ Corel software
+ various trinkets

Optionally, by clicking on their “Create Your Bundle and Save Up” you can buy it together with other gear for combined purchase discounts. Options include Fuji flashes for a $30 off combined purchase discount each, along with some storage options and 7artisans and Kamlan MF prime lenses ($15 to $20 off per lens). There’s also a $40 off combined purchase discount on the Fringer Auto Focus Adapter (Canon EF To Fuji X), and a $25 off on the Kirk L-bracket…

Elsewhere, Amazon has the same price but no freebies, while at B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC and a holster bag…

PS: don’t forget our previously mentioned offering, the Big Sensor Prime Fuji X100F for $899

Nikon Black Friday Savings (51 options, DSLR, Z, Lenses, etc)

Nikon too has joined the Black Friday Instant Savings with 51 options DSLRs and mirrorless cameras of the 35mm full frame and APS-C kind, along with prime and zoom lenses for the aforementioned systems. There are some Coopixies too (eg B500), accessories of course (battery grips, etc)… Prices range from $137 (the previously mentioned MB-D16 battery grip) to $3647 (the Z7 II with 24-70/4 and FTZ)… Sorry to disappoint, but no offers in the 1-inch mirrorless system πŸ™‚

Canon Black Friday Offerings (107 options, EF, EF-S, RF, EF-M, G-series)

Canon of course could not not participate in the Black Friday offerings and their set has 107 options that feature full frame and APS-C cameras from both their DSLR and Mirrorless worlds, along with lenses from EF/EF-S, RF and their Jon Snows (EF-M). There’s some fixed lens cameras too (eg G-series, SX-series) and some accessories too (flashes, battery grips, etc)… Too many to list here individually and stay sane πŸ™‚

Sony Black Friday Instant Savings (86 options)

We already mentioned some of them individually, but there’s plenty more in the Sony Black Friday offers. There are both full frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras, E and FE prime and zoom lenses, the ZV1 creature for $698, a couple of camcorders, flashes and other accessories, and of course some of the RX-series fixed lens cameras… Too many to list here individually…

Keep in mind a number of these qualify for our previously mentioned Sony “buy more save more” mail-in rebate promotion which gets you money (in a prepaid VISA gift card) for each qualifying lens you buy during the promotional period. You must have one of the participating Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The details through the aforelinked link which has links to other links with other info πŸ™‚

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (66 options, C/N/E/X/M)

Black Friday is also a time for singing, o/~ Zeiss, Zeiss Baby! o/~ That’s right a total of 66 options are participating in the Zeiss Black Friday offers. You won’t find a zoom lens here no matter how hard you try πŸ™‚

They have options for Sony E, Nikon F, Canon EF, Fuji X, and of course the good old rangefinders (ZM). Prices range from $610 (32/1.8 for Fuji X) to $4999 (Otus 100/1.4 ZE (EF)). Some of them get freebies (Zeiss lens filters)…

Sigma Lenses Instant Savings (74 options, C/N/E/K/A/SA/L/m43)

Sigma is participating in the Black Friday festivities with an Instant Savings promotion that includes 74 options. While it may sound like a lot, keep in mind that Sigma makes lenses for various camera systems, and each one is a separate listing. There’s also some mount adapters and flashes too. Oh, and a couple of dp-series Quattro Big Sensor Primes!

Most of the lenses get either one or two freebies. The freebies are mainly a Sigma USB Dock or some filter kit (Sigma or Tiffen or other ~ partially depending on the price of the lens)…

There are options for Canon EF and EF-M, and Nikon F, and Sony E, and M43rds and Pentax K and Sony A and Sigma SA and Leica L too!

There are too many options to list here individually, here are some examples:

+ Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $369 in C/N/K/A

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sporty Spice for $1339 with FREE USB Sigma Dock and B+W 82mm filter in C/N/SA

+ Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art for $1049 with FREE Sigma USB Dock and B&W 86mm filter in C/N/SA

Panasonic GH4 body only with freebies for $698

Remember the good old Panasonic GH4? It remembers you too with a $698 offer in new condition at authorized Panasonic dealers, and Adorama has various freebies, four different options of freebies in fact you can browse through at the aforelinked page. One of the options is the V-Log. The others are the usual assortment of accessories (memory cards, Marantz mic, Corel software, etc)… Same price but no freebies at Amazon and at B&H Photo… This too you can triple the original warranty by registering with Panasonica…

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Body Only for $849 [or USED for $637]

It’s the same song and dance every time. When a new flagship comes out, the prices of the previous flagship go down. And as of the time of writing, the new condition Olympus E-M1 Mark II body only is down to $849 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Amazon and also at Adorama’s where you can optionally hit the “Create Your Bundle and Save” and purchase together with the camera various Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisan and Kamlan lenses for small combined purchase discounts. The discounts are small ($15 to $30 per lens, but some of these lenses are very low cost), but the discounts are stackable, so if you buy three different lenses, you’ll stack three different discounts.

On the other hand, if you believe in “The Way of The Used”, you can get it for $638 in “Condition 9 – minor scuffs and surface marks” at B&H Photo USED

Olympus E-M10 Mark III with 14-42 EZ for $450 (or instead E-M10 III w/25mm f1.8 for $650)

“Take pictures with” kits are all the rage during the Black Friday – Holiday shopping season for the obvious reasons. So if you or someone you know wants to get started with M43rds, one of the offers right now is the new condition Olympus E-M10 III with 14-42 f3.5-5.6 EZ going for $450 in the black color scheme. This is currently the same price as the body only!

On the other hand, if you prefer the body only and a prime lens, start at the E-M10 III body only page and then click on the “Build a Bundle” little cyan link. This will bring an option to add to your shopping cart the Olympus 25mm f1.8 Step Up Kit (the lens with a bag and a memory card) for $200 more. So you’d be paying $650 for the E-M10 III with the 25mm f1.8 lens. The lens goes for $300 on its own (without the bag and card).

Sony complicated mail-in promotion with conditions: Buy 2 or More participating Sony Lenses, Own a qualifying Sony Full-Framer, and Get Mail-In Rebate Per Lens

Sony is running a little bit of a convoluted “buy more save more” type of a promotion until December 6 in 2020. The start of the promotional period was September 1st in 2020. Items need not to be purchased from the same retailer or the same date.

The offer requires:

  • Buy 2 or more Sony Lenses from this eligible list of options; new condition authorized dealer only, no open-box, no used, no refurbished – look for them at B&H Photo
  • You Must Own a Sony Full Frame camera from this list A7S III, A7R III, A7R IV, A9, A9 II; purchase time does not matter for this, you could also buy the camera together with the lenses
  • you must enter the information (serial numbers, etc) at the promotional Sony page
  • you will receive $100 to $200 per eligible lens; the amounts per lens are predetermined (typically the more expensive the lens, the higher the rebate)
  • you will receive the amount in about 2 months as a prepaid VISA gift card
  • check all the terms conditions and restrictions before jumping in

Separately, Sony is running a promotion that if you own an eligible Sony camera and purchase a Sony Xperia 1 II or 5 II, you get a rebate of $150 or $120. Eligible Also a 12/6/20 expiration date… Details via the PDF file at the Xperia 1 II product page at B&H, which as of the time of writing it gets a $100 B&H gift card as well…

Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM for $699

If you want to jump on the new Canon RF mirrorless system [eg yesterday’s $1000 deal] and you also want a 10x optical zoom lens to go with it, the new condition RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens is on sale for $699 with free US shipping at Adorama (with extra freebies) and also at the official Canon store and at B&H Photo

Fuji X-T4 body with VG-XT4 Battery Grip for $1828

Fuji’s black friday gifts to those interested in the X-T4 body only are a combined purchase discount on the camera and the Fuji VG-XT4 battery grip. The X-T4 body only on its own goes for $1699, and the combo with the battery grip goes for $1828 at B&H Photo and also at Adorama. The battery grip on its own goes for $329.

The offer is also available on the other two official X-T4 kits, with the 18-55 and 16-80 lenses. Look for them among the options at the aforelinked links above.

Separately there are a couple of digital freebie promotions as well with the purchase of eligible Fuji cameras and lenses. A 1-year Flickr PRO subscription and a free download of the Luminar 4 software. Links with the details of the offer under “View Details” at the B&H link above…

Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF [Sony E] with FREE Zeiss 67mm T* UV Filter for $1104

Prime time, Zeiss time, and E-time all in one! The new condition Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $1104 at B&H Photo which automatically includes a free lens filter, and what a filter, the Zeiss 67mm T* UV Filter (goes for $90 on its own)…

And now we can just pretend I made all the low-hanging fruit jokes (bat an eye, zeiss-zeiss baby, etc) and spare you the trouble of reading them anew πŸ™‚

For more B&H action, check their on-going Black Friday 2020 deals page..

Canon RP with RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 with Freebies for $999

If you are curious about Canon’s new full frame mirrorless system, and want a native “take pictures with” kit, Black Friday comes to the rescue as it crosses downwards the magical mystical “$1000 full frame” price threshold of $1000. I’m sure I could have said the above with a lot fewer words πŸ™‚

Anyway, during Black Friday festivities, the Canon RP camera bundled with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 RF lens is now down to $999 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

But wait, there’s more! If you also want free accessories, Adorama is bundling it with lots of freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Slinger camera bag [Slinger is the brand name, it’s not a sling bag, but a bag-bag], 67mm filter kit, Corel software [PC or Mac], and a few trinkets.

On the other hand, if you don’t want/need the 24-105mm kit lens, Adorama has a kit for that too. For $998 you get the Canon EF-R mount adapter [EF lenses to R bodies], 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXc, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, and a few trinkets.

BUT I ONLY WANT THE BODY ONLY!
The RP body only goes for $899 instead, $100 less than the “take pictures with” kit. At B&H Photo you also get a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, and a cleaning kit (includes a …lipstick brush)…

At Adorama the freebies include a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, octopus tripod with ball head and a few trinkets.

The Venus Loaoaoaoawa RF option
I should also note that at Adorama [see links above], with any of the above RP kits, you have the option to buy it together with select Venus Loawa RF lenses for a combined purchase discount. As of the time of writing there are four Venus lenses and the combined purchase discounts are either $100 off for the more expensive lenses and $25 off for the least expensive of the four lenses.

Sony a7R II body with either 1-year Creative Cloud (Pho) or Flashpoint Flash for $1198

The Sony a7r II body only goes for $1198 with free accessories (cards, bags, trinkets, etc) at some photography dealers but apart from those offers, there are a couple with more substantive freebies:

+ at B&H Photo and for the same price you get a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan included
+ if you go through the other options at B&H, for $1396 you can get it with the Sony 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS lens and either the Grip Extension kit or the aforementioned 12-month Creative Cloud

+ at Adorama you get their house brand Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver for the same price

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 MF for $630 [E/C], $649 [N], $659 [GF]

If you like super-bright manual focus lenses, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 manual focus lens is currently on sale for a limited time and at different prices for different camera systems at B&H Photo and also at Adorama as follows:

+ Canon EF for $629 (only at Adorama)
+ Sony E for $630
+ Nikon F for $649
+ Fuji GF (Medium Format) for $659
+ the other options (A,K) are higher
+ manual focus all of them

Sony Educational discounts up and running at B&H

If you are eligible and registered for the Sony Educational program, a handful of limited time Sony Educational offers is up and running at B&H Photo. You can only see the offers if you are registered for the Sony EDU program and you are logged on to that account at B&H Photo…

Some of the educational offers include:

+ Sony a7 II body for $758
+ Sony a7R II body for $1018
+ Sony a6600 body for $1158
+ Sony RX100 VII for $1068
+ a6000 with 16-50 for $433
+ FE 50mm f1.8 $161

You must be registered as an EDU/student at B&H to see the above offers…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Autofocus for Sony E for $499

Hooray, hooray, we have yet another LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals [CORRECTED LINK] good until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 AF for Sony E for $499
+ the DSLR versions (Canon EF, Nikon F) are on sale for $549 on their own but they are not part of the daily deal

+ Tascam DR-40X 4-track DAR and USB Audio I/F for $140

+ also powerbank and Swann security camera DVR system

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 [Sony E] or $179 [m43]

This is a limited time offer but it is not part of the Sunday daily deals at B&H Photo. Sony E photographers you too can get a super-macro lens but of a different kind. It is the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro going for $149 for Sony E and $179 in Micro Four Thirds… The Fuji X and Canon EF-M are not on sale [$239]…

For more action, check the B&H Holiday Head Start sale in-progress right now…

Sunday: Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro for $329 [C/N/K/E/Z/RF], Etc

Not only these are fun toys for kids of all ages, they are also great photography props without paying the “photography gear tax”. The Sunday Meh deal du jour is a 2-pack of Jedi Apprentice Electronic Lightsabers for $12 plus shipping [free for Mehmembers]…

Sunday has arrived at the B&H daily deals as well with happy happy joy joy it’s a LENS DAY once again! Offers good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens for $329
+ for DSLR systems in Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ for MirrorNYET systems in Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra C10 microSDXC with SD adapterfor $4.45
+ 10pk of above for $43
+ with SD and USB 2.0 adapters for $5.69

+ for the gear color-coders out there, five different color schemes of the MeFoto Walkabout S travel alumin(i)um Monopod for $25 each
+ for example, red for parties, white for weddings, black for night shooting, green for nature and blue for water/sea πŸ˜‰

+ Spider Camera Holster Spiderlight Hand Strap for $10 in three color options

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40
+ because cameras have feelings too and they can feel the cold and the rain as well!

+ Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for $30 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony Multi, Sony-Minolta, select Nikon/Fuji, select OlyPan/Canon; check individual product listings for more details over there

+ ApeXel 4-in-1 Cell Phone Camera System for $18

+ flash deal: Magnus BHSP-04 Ball Head with Built-In Smartphone Adapter for $13
+ next flash deal: Tamrac PRO strap (price before sale $50)

UPDATE: at the Woot daily deals there’s a single-use Energizer MAX alkaline sale. They are sold in bulk packaging: 100 AA for $38, 100 AAA for $39, 50 of each for $40. BUT WAIT, there’s LESS! IF you are a Prime member, you pay $5 less for each. You have to connect your Amazon Prime account with your Woot account – if you haven’t done so already. This is a one-time thing, not everytime there’s an offer!

Wednesday: Fuji X-A7 with 15-45 OIS PZ for $450 [four colors]

Hooray, hooray, it’s camera day at the Amazon USA Gold Box! For $450 with free US shipping, you can get in new condition, in your choice of four color schemes, the Fuji X-A7 with 15-45mm OIS PZ, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Maximum two per color. Not sure if it’s two per color per customer, or two total regardless of color per customer. The shopping cart will tell you before the payment goes through πŸ™‚

There are two colors per “philosophy”: two serious colors in the black-silver and silver-black and two fun-pastel colors in the aforelinked brown and the hard to resist mint green

One secret benefit of the mint-green is that it’s a lot easier to get in an event that frowns upon “professional cameras” πŸ™‚ For extra effect, put a Sponge Bob or Angry Birds sticker on the camera body as well πŸ˜‰

This offer ends on Wednesday 11/18/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier for any of the options that may sellout and become unorderable…

Needless to say there are many options in the mirrorless world these days and even if we dial it down to the APS-C mirrorless world, choices aplenty from Sony, Canon, Nikon and Fuji too whose X-T200 with 15-45 OIS PZ goes for $500 with free accessories at Adorama and at the B&H Photo website

In Other Daily Deal Action
Also at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale on AmazonBasics Camera and Phone Accessories and a Sony home audio products promotion as well…

At the Best Buy dailies there’s the return of the Sunpak 12″ ring light vlog kit for $70 and a 500GB A-Data internal SSD for $50 and a couple of WD Easystore external HDDs…

Fans of the Samsung Endurance PRO microSDXC cards can find the 128GB version for $20 with free US shipping at the NewEgg dailies

Meanwhile a PC Accessories sale at Woot includes the Wacom CDS-810S Sketchpad Pro for $50…

Thursday: SLC Magic Cine 35/1.2 FE for $199 [also: GVM, Movo, Nanuk, Manfrotto, BluTec, 16TB WD, Celestron, Etc]

Hooray, hooray, it’s back to back LENS DAYS at the B&H daily deals, this lot good until 11:59pm ET tonight (or earlier if sold out)..

+ SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 FE for the Sony E mount for $199

+ GVM Bi-Color LED Video Light G100W for $209

+ Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 On-Camera LED Light for $35

+ Nanuk 918 6-lens case for $100 in six color schemes

+ MoVo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head for $130

+ Vello Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer for $50 available for select cameras in five different camera systems: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and OlyPan

+ BluTec 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Capture Device for $69

UPDATE #1: among the Thursday Best Buy dailies they have the 16TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD for $260 [kinda scary to have so much data on a single 16TB HDD without any backups], and a $1500 A-Data gaming laptop [I dinna ken A-Data made gaming laptops]… Sorry juice fans, but the PocketJuice is not a portable juice maker, it’s just a fancy name for a powerbank πŸ™‚

UPDATE #2: a big Celestron sale is among the headliners for the Thursday 11/12/20 Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour. A dozen products are participating, a mix of binoculars, travel scopes and spotting scopes, with prices ranging from $60 to $499…

Wedn: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $139 [C/N/E/X/m43], Etc

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

++ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $139
+ DSLR option in Canon EF, Nikon F
+ Mirrorless option in Sony E, Fuji X and M43rds

+ IndiPRO Universal Power Grip for Devices with Canon LP-E6 Battery with FREE D-Tap PRO battery charger for $199

+ Celestron 8×32 TrailSeeker Binoculars (Green) for $130

+ gEnAray Trailblazer T40D Daylight LED Light (40W) for $119

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $60
+ with the right lighting, this can also be used as a horror movie prop πŸ˜‰

+ also internal SSD and JBL true wireless

+ flash deal: Goal Zero Nomad 28 Plus Solar Panel for $150
+ next flash deal: Pelican 3310R-RA Right-Angle Rechargeable FlashLight (Yellow)

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (change Wednesday 10am ET) are:

+ StabiLens Cinematographer Kit for $100

+ Alter 72mm Rapid Filter System, Includes Lens Mounting Ring for $20

+ Athlon Optics 10×32 Talos Series Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 6.5 Degree Angle of View for $70
+ not sure if it’s related to “Athlon Sports” season preview magazines

+ Air Selfie AIR PIX Portable Pocket-Size 12MP HD Flying Camera with Smartphone Control for $96

UPDATE #2: at the Woot daily deals they have factory refurbished Parrot drones under “Electronics” ($64 to $280), a $24 Bio Bidet (non-electric) under “Clearance”, and a budget refurbished HP AMD A9 laptop for $260 under “Computers”…

UPDATE #3: and at the Best Buy dailies they have:

+ 400GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC for $90
+ 1TB WD Blue internal SATA SSD for $100
+ various other electronics and kitcheny items…

UPDATE #4: among the Wednesday Amazon USA dailies they have another sale on Anker accessories along with various Sabrent internal SSDs…

Wedn: Fuji X-A7 with 15-45mm OIS PZ for $450

My oh my, it’s a CAMERA day at the Amazon USA Gold Box, it is the new condition Fuji X-A7 with 15-45 OIS PZ for $450 with free US shipping. This is available in four different color schemes, two “serious” (black, silver-back) and two “pastel-y” (mint-green, brown).

Up to three per customer at the sale price which ends on 11/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out. As of the time of writing this camera averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 65 customer ratings…

Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF Lens for $249 [X/E/m43/EF-M]

It’s your lucky day, a union of the two towers (okay, two lenses) type of day because it’s a LENS DAY at both the B&H daily deals and now the Adorama daily deals which runs until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

The Adorama offering is good for the Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds and Canon EF-M systems. It goes for $249 with free US shipping and it is … the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS manual focus lens…

There’s also a second Adorama daily deal this time, it is the new condition Polar Pro Peter McKinnon Edition 67mm Variable ND 6-9 Stop Filter going for $179 with free US shipping…

Speaking of daily deals, the Monday daily deals at the NewEgg store include the 128GB Samsung EVO (orange/cream) microSDXC for $18 and the 16TB (!) Seagate Expansion desktop external USB 3.0 HDD for $288 after a spartan $7 off promo code… And various other techie things as usual…

Meanwhile at the Monday Amazon USA Holiday Rash (is there an ointment for that?) [OOOPS, it’s holiday dash, not rash] they have a sale on Samsung SSDs both internal and external with prices ranging from $54 to $250… And they have my favorite nutrition/protein bar of all time on sale, it’s an RX sale!

Monday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 [X/E], Aputure, WD, K&F, Etc

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Monday 11/2/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 in your choice of Fuji X or Sony E
+ lens is available in silver or black (but not in the Raiders silver-and-black)

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC (C10) for $9.49

+ 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $93

+ K&F Concept M284 Aluminum Tripod for $70

+ Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light for $129 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Shure SE 535 earphones for $199

UPDATE: the headliner of the Woot dailies is the refurbished 13.5″ Surface Laptop 3 (i5-1035G7 quad, 8GB RAM, 128GB, Wifi6, etc) going for $750 with a 1-year Microsoft warranty…

And at the Best Buy dailies there’s a $330 budget HP SSD desktop (Pentium Gold G6400, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, UHD 630, dual display support, etc)…

Refurb Nikon Z50 Two Lens Kit for $947 (Z 16-50, Z 50-250)

Today became an impromptu Nikon Z50 Day πŸ™‚ We start, in reverse chronological order blog-style with the refurbished Nikon Z50 two lens kit (Z 16-50 DX VR and Z 50-250 DX VR) going for $947 at Adorama’s store with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… This is $250 less than the new condition kits

BUT the refurbished kits are not eligible for the Nikon-blessed promotion for the new condition kits that you can add the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Z bodies) to a Z50 kit for just +$47 more…

Of course it is also likely/possible that someone interested in a two-lens DX kit, may not be interested right away in adapters…

Refurbished Nikon Z50 body w/90DW for $749

We previously mentioned the Nikon Z50 2-lens kit offer for $1100, BUT if you are not interested in the basic zoom kit lenses, and you want a lower entry-price into the Nikon Z system, B&H Photo is offering the refurbished Z50 body only for $749 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

HOWEVER, the refurbished version is not eligible for the Nikon-blessed offer of adding the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Nikon Z bodies) for just +$47 with new condition Z50 kits. So if you have no way of procuring an adapter for less then mayhaps you are better off going with the new condition kits…

… and given the prices of the new condition kits, the Z50 body only goes for $857 while the Z50 with 16-50mm goes for $897 (+$40 for the 16-50 lens which you can resell/trade/etc), you may be better off with the latter. With these kits, for +$47 you can add the Nikon FTZ adapter. That too you can resell/trade/etc if you don’t plan on using…

The above links are at B&H Photo, but you can find similar bundles at Adorama’s listings

… but we are not done with the Z50, there’s one more post, and I promise that’s it with the Z50 for today πŸ™‚

Sunday: Best Buy’s Nikon Z50 2-Lens Kit matched with different accessories elsewhere

The headliner of the Sunday 11/1/20 Best Buy daily deals is a Nikon Z50 two lens kit with a freebie for $1100. The two lenses are the Z 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR and the Z 50-250mm f4.5-6.3 DX VR. Thankfully Nikon gave them slightly different focal lengths from their parallel DSLR models.

The freebie is the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Tabletop Vlogging Kit which has a Best Buy valued price of $50 and includes a 12″ USB-powered bi-color ring-light, a flexible smartphone mount, a mini ball head (up to 4.5 lbs, aka ~2 kilos) and a bluetooth remote for iOS/Android…

BUT the $1100 price is also available at other authorized Nikon retailers with a different set of freebies…

At Adorama’s listings the freebies include a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC, Slinger shoulder bag, a filter kit for each lens (46mm and 62mm), card wallet, cleaning kit, and a Corel software kit in your choice of PC or Mac that includes seven titles…

Optionally, you can click on the “Special Offer” bundle and add the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Z bodies ~ obviously) for +$47…

At B&H Photo’s listings the freebies are a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, a RJ shoulder bag, a 62mm UV filter (with a limited 10 year warranty) and a Zeiss-branded lens care kit…

Fascinating how the two top camera makers managed to have four different iLC camera systems each πŸ™‚

Used Panasonic GH5 Body for $1079+ [NEW $1398 w/LOTS of Freebies]

If of all the M43rds video-friendly cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH5 body only the one you want, as of the time of writing you can get it in “USED – Condition Excellent Plus” for $1079 at Adorama… You can also get it in “USED – Condition 9+” for $1160 at B&H Photo

The current new condition price is $1400 (okay, $1398) at various authorized Panasonic dealers, some of which are bundling it with a boatload of free accessories, for example, at Adorama’s website there are four different accessor-a-palooza bundles with Marantz or Rode Mic, Extreme PRO SDXC, on-camera light, camera bag, extra batteries/chargers. One of hte bundles has the V-Log…

All four of the new condition bundles above at Adorama’s are eligible for the OPTIONAL combined purchase discount, simply expand the little thing that says “Special Offer Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $410!” and you’ll see them all. SPOILERS: the options are Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisans, Kamlan prime lenses. Each lens’s discount is stackable, so if you buy all the participating lenses, your total combined purchase discount will be $410.

The cheapest combined purchase add-on lens is the 7artisans 25/1.8 for +$65, and the 7artisans 50/1.8 for +$74… The most expensive option is the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS for a +$599…

Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter (EF lenses to M43 bodies) for $115

We have a new Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) it is the new condition Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter for Canon EF lenses to M43rds camera bodies going for $115 with free US shipping… Only this option/combination is on the listing…

Starts Sunday 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF lens

Among the lightning deals of the Sunday Amazon USA Goldbox / Holiday Dash there is an upcoming LENS lightning deal!

+ starts 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF FF (price before sale $130)
+ the lightning deal listing points to the Nikon F, but on the same listing there’s also Canon EF and Sony MirrorNyet versions
+ as of the time of writing it averages 4 out of 5 based on 220+ customer ratings

UPDATE! And now the rest of the Sunday daily deals:

+ at Woot’s dailies there’s iPad PRO tablets ($600 to $1020) and a consumer-lighting clearance sale with 17 options (one has sold out so far) that includes various AmazonBasics LED light bulbs, and smart multi-color bulbs among other options…

+ at Amazon USA’s Gold Box there’s another Anker charging products sale and Samsonite luggage, and a $120 Nespresso kit (some suggest it is superior to Keurig’s K-Cup system {but moi, being a pour-over hippy I say pour-over is superior to all machines, even steampunk coffee machines πŸ˜‰ }), and for those of you tired of hoarding toilet paper every time there’s a crisis or an “act of nature”, there’s a sale on Bio Bidets with remote controls…

+ if you like the metal touch of the Samsung BAR Plus USB flash drives, the 256GB USB 3.1 version is on sale for $34 among the NewEgg deals du jour for Sunday…

UPDATE #2: per the “Post Deficit Reduction and WordPressian Responsibility Doctrine” I’m appending short one-liner posts to existing posts, so here is the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET), the new condition Spiffy Gear Lumiee Wearable Light Combo Bundle (Lumiee Bi-Color Light Bracelet and Lumiee RGB Light Bracelet) going for $60 with free US shipping…

Refurbished Nikon Z50 with 16-50 DX VR for $697

My oh my, an iLC camera at the Adorama daily deals, it is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR going for $697 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

This is an APS-C Nikon mirrorless camera, and I proposed that we call the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras “Zikon”, to easily distinguish them from “Nikon” πŸ™‚

The offers end on Thursday 10/15/20 at 10am eastern or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time…

Prime Day #2: Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 and EVF APS-C Mirrorless for $799 [updated]

UPDATE: this is the Canon M6 Mark II. In the chaos of the original post, I did not write “Mark II”, so some may have thought it was the Mark I… All apologies for the confusion… Silver lining, this is good practice for Black Friday 2020 πŸ™‚

Hooray! A real camera has appeared in the Wednesday Amazon USA Prime Day #2, it is available in black or silver-black, and for $799 you can get the new condition Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M and EVF sold and shipped by Amazon herself.

If the price is right and you are not a Prime member, fear not! You can grab it right away by simply starting a 30-day free trial!

The offer ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day #2 round-up

PS: more things are getting added as I write these at the Amazon USA Prime Day #2, it’s a bit chaotic at the moment πŸ™‚

CURIOUS ABOUT THE CANON M6 MARK II?
Since this is a 24-hour deal and the camera comes in two color-options, you have plenty of time to research it. Here are some reviews to get you started:

+ the most readable and pleasant to read (compared to most of the other ad-attack websites) review at Camera Labs

+ Richard Butler sings writes the dpreview review, late November 2019, “our favorite Canon mirrorless yet”

+ Theano Nikitas at Tom’s Guide
+ NOTE: the Tom’s Guide website is an avalanche of ads, literally boxing you in as you are trying to read the review πŸ™‚

+ short review at F/Stoppers

+ 3.5 out of 5 at PC Magazine

+ standard review format at Photography Blog

+ longish review at Digital Camera World but “ads attack” almost as bad as Tom’s Guide

+ review, not unboxing at Verizon’s Engadget

+ hands-on at Trusted Reviews

+ field test at Imaging Resource

+ detailed review at The Digital Picture

+ readability suffers but there is content at Camera Jabber

+ if you need more reviews, opinions and such, the internet is your friend and also The YouTube and such…

This concludes this impromptu and incomplete review round-up πŸ™‚

Ends Wedn 1:05am ET: Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS (Fuji X) for $263 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: the price is $263…

After digging through the “Upcoming” Camera and Photo Lighting Deals of the gargantuan Amazon USA Gold Box, there is one lens currently on the “Upcoming” schedule, starting at 7:05am eastern on Wednesday, the Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS manual focus lens for the Fuji X system. The price before the sale is $329. The product listing only has the Fuji X, no other options.

You need to be a Prime member to get the sale price. If you are not, but you like the price when it goes live, you can start a 30 day free trial. Just make sure you put an alert in your calendar to cancel it if you don’t fall into the trap that millions of paying Prime subscribers fell into. Which is why they are very generous with the 30-day trials because a very satisfactory [for their accountants] percentage appears to become paying members for life (or at least for many years)…

For more action, check the on-going Prime Dayz Situation Room ~ without Wolf Blitzer πŸ™‚

20% off Rokinon lenses (163 options) and Samyang lenses (26 options)

Lensaholic fans, unite and take over! Nearly 200 lens options are participating in a 20% off Prime Deal promotion through the Prime Deals.

You have to be a prime member to get these offers. IF not, you can still get the deal by simply starting a 30-day free trial

The lenses are way too many for me to list here individually:

+ 163 Rokinon lens options

+ 26 Samyang lens options

Remember, for the promotion to be in effect, typically Amazon itself must be the seller…

Speaking of group sales, there is a Manfrotto and Joby 20% off sale with 18 products participating and that’s the magic number of products for this Nanuk sale (waterproof hard camera cases in multiple color schemes)… These too is available for Prime members only…

And another Computers and Monitors sale including desktops, AiO computers, laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, computer monitors, and such including LG Gram, ConceptD, ASUS Zen, Acer, BenQ, Samsung, Dell, Viewsonic, Lenovo, Alienware and HP…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M for $449 [ends Tue 3pm ET]

Surprise! There’s an actual camera that is part of the Amazon Prime Day offers. It is the new condition scheme Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M offered for $449 with free US shipping for Prime members… The offer ends on Tuesday at 3pm ET or earlier if sold out…

As of the time of writing, the black color scheme is 66% claimed, while the white color scheme is 14% claimed…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

Return of the Deals: Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine [M43] for $279

UPDATE: this complete set of daily deals is back, running until Wednesday 10/7/20 Tuesday 10/6/20 at 10am eastern…

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Sunday [Saturday this ended up running for 48 hours] at 10am eastern time or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration hour…

+ Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $279 in the M43rds only

+ EggTronic 20,000 mAh 63W power-bank for USB-C devices for $50

+ AKG K240 II studio headphones for $100

+ Swan security DVR kit for $199

Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine [m43] for $299

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals, good until Friday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine lens for the micro.four.thirds system for $299 with free US shipping…

Only the M43rds is on sale at $299. The other options go for $349+…

Wednesday: SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Cine for $400, SpyderX Pro, Sirui, YI, Sandisk, Etc

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]…

It is the new condition SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine for the micro four thirds system going for $399 with free US shipping… Only availalbe in M43rds…

The rest of them:

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100

+ SirUI T-2004SK Tripod with G-20KX Ball Head Travel Tripod Kit for $130

+ Studio Essentials 100W LED Monolight 2-Light Kit with Stands and Softboxes for $240

For those shopping from Amazon Germany, they have a Sandisk/WD sale that includes the 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card (UHS-I, V30, U3, C10) going for 26 euro, the 400GB Extreme microSDXC (brown-red) for 62 euro, along with various other storage options…

Among the top ten of the Woot Best Sellers, as of the time of writing, they have the refurbished Logitech K400 wireless (USB dongle, not bluetooth) keyboard with touchpad for $22 [you can also use it on a phone with a USB-A to USB-C dongle). There also continues the Fuji EnviroMAX single-use battery sale, and if you happen to like ABC’s Agents of Shield, the Season 2 BluRay is on sale for just $5. Lola not included!…

Meanwhile Buydig is offering this bundle for $109, it is the YI 4K Action Camera in the rose-gold color-scheme bundled with the YI Action Gimbal 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer. The price you see is the price you pay. There’s no coupon, no mail-in rebate.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm and FREE Accessories [three bundle options] for $598

If the Panasonic full-frame Sirens Call is falling on deaf ears, but you still want a Panasonic mirrorless camera system, you are in luck because as of the time of writing the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm two-lens kit is on sale for $598 with free US shipping but that’s not all. Some of the retailers are also including free items with it!

+ at B&H Photo the freebies are an RJ shoulder bag, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, a cleaning kit and a 52mm Chiaro UV lens filter

+ at Adorama you have the software-and-accessories kit; the software (Corel Video Art suite) is available in either Mac or PC, so check the appropriate one. The free accessories are a Marantz microphone, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD card, Slinger shoulder bag, two ProOptic lens filters [one for each lens], and a couple of trinkety things (USB 2.0 card reader, cleaning kit]

+ on the other hand, if you don’t need all the extra accessories and software and instead you love Hoya filters, you can get this kit bundled with Hoya NXT Plus HMC MC UV filters (one for each lens) for the same price at Adorama

PS: optionally you can extend the original 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty by e-filing with Panasonic. There’s a PDF at each retailer’s website with the necessary steps…

FREE (by mail) Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-lens with Panasonic S5 PreOrder/Purchase

This is not a Labor Day deal, but I haven’t posted about it yet, so this is a good time to post it! If you are planning to pre-order/purchase the Panasonic S5 full-frame mirrorless camera by 9/30/20, and you are willing to do some e-paperwork, Panasonic-Sigma will send you by mail [once you complete the predefined tasks] a Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-system lens for FREE! This is the first time as far as I can recall when you buy a camera from Manufacturer X and you receive a free lens from Manufacturer Y πŸ™‚

Anyway, the Panasonic S5 body only is available for pre-order for $1999 at B&H Photo and Adorama, both reputable and authorized dealers, and they both mention this promotion explicitly on their website and include a PDF file of the terms and conditions.

A copy of the receipt and the barcode of the camera are among the items needed in order to get the freebie. One gift per purchase and up to two free gifts per person. The gifts will be handed out in purchase-time order. The PDF even includes an email for questions…

PS1: the offer is also available if you purchase the Panasonic S5 with Panasonic 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 S kit for $2298 from B&H Photo and Adorama… This is not a bad starter kit, with a zoom and the Sigma prime by mail arriving later on…

PS2: the offer is not mentioned at the Amazon website. To be safe, for these type of offers, it’s better to go with the camera-centric retailers because they are more organized with the offers, and your claim cannot get caught up in “you bought from an Amazon 3rd-party seller” nonsense…

PS3: the promotional period is September 2-30 in 2020, so if you had previously pre-ordered (from an eligible/authorized dealer) without knowing about the promotion, you are still eligible to participate…

PS4: and if you file a rebate with me, I will send you a vial of certified Olympus Tears πŸ˜‰

10% Back on select Sony Cameras and Lenses when paying with the B&H PayBoo card

The B&H PayBoo card is B&H’s online store credit card that has a special benefit. If you online-shop from a state that charges sales tax on online purchases, and you pay for the B&H purchase with the PayBoo store card, you get an instant discount/credit on the PayBoo card that is equal of the sales tax you would have paid. In other words, B&H pays the sales tax for you. You can check whether your state is eligible by clicking on the “Check Savings” links over there. It opens up, asks for your zipcode and tells you the percentage. Obviously if you live in a state without a sales tax, you won’t get anything discounted. The card is from Symphony Bank. It is only a store card that can be used at B&H, not a general-use VISA/Mastercard/etc…

And now to the actual deal running until August 25 in 2020. In addition to the aforementioned sales-tax credit, you will get an additional 10% back on your card with the purchase of select Sony Cameras and Lenses that you see listed over there. They include A-series full-frames, a-series APS-C cameras, f2.8 PRO zooms, bright primes and various other lenses and bundles…

Example
To keep the example simple, I am using round numbers and a fictional state. Let’s say you live in the great state of Denial, famous for its beautiful reflective lakes and its wholesome gentle and thrifty people, so they charge a 1% sales tax. You want to buy a Sony a6400 kit that costs $998. And you pay for your purchase in whole with the B&H PayBoo card.

You will be charged $998 [the camera price] plus 1% sales tax [$9.98] but the PayBoo card will automatically credit your account for $9.98, making your out of pocket $998. And because you are buying a camera participating in this Sony promotion, you will get a separate 10% credit [10% of $998 = $99.8] on your PayBoo B&H card…

I hope this example is actually not making things more confusing πŸ™‚

Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine MF lens for $229 [C/N/E/m43] {ends Tue 10am ET}

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Tuesday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] where they are offering the new condition Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DeClicked Aperture and Follow Focus manual focus lens for $229 with free US shipping in the Canon EF system and Nikon F system. Also on sale for the same price (without the declicked/follow) is this lens in the Sony E and Micro four Thirds systems…

Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $299 [m43 or DS Nikon DX]

Hooray, hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals where they offer the new condition Micro Four Thirds version of the Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $299 with free US shipping!

The daily deal offer is available only in M43rds but when you check for the other variants of the Rokinon 16mm T2.2 lens, we find that as of the time of writing the Cine DS (Nikon DX) is also on sale for $299 with free US shipping, while the non-DS Sony E goes for $349…

But the lens is not alone. There are two more Adorama daily deals as well:

+ Sirui 77mm Nano MC Circular Polarizer Filter, Aluminum Ring for $22

+ NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit with 86mm Enhanced Circular Landscape Polarizer Filter for $85

Monday: Rokinon 12mm f2 for $239 [X] to $249 [m43] to $269 [E]

Prime fans of the Mirrorless World unite and take over! It’s LENS DAY at the B&H Daily Deals [CORRECTED LINK], good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF lens in two colors:
+ black: $239 Fuji X, $249 M43rds, $269 Sony E
+ silver: $249 Fuji X and M43rds [Sony E is regular price]

+ Anker 10,000mAh PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Portable Charger for $20
+ USB-C input and output, as well as USB-A output

+ NanLite MixPad 27 Tunable RGB Hard and Soft LED Panel for $229

+ aStatic microphone things, various options, $39 to $79

UPDATE: Samsung is the theme du jour at the Amazon USA Gold Box where the new condition factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is on sale for $499 (128GB) or $649 (512GB)… Note that the Note 20 will be revealed later this year and has already been leaking like a sieve. The “current model” as of the time of writing is the Note 10… Also on sale are Samsung audio products… Remember, Samsung is now the proud owner of Harman Kardon, JBL, and AKG [among many others]…

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN [Sony E] for $339 [also: Surface PRO 7, Flashpoint, Etc]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Wednesday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]. The deals are:

+ Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporariaries for $339 in the Sony E system

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash with Barndoor Kit Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Godox AD200) for $249

+ CyberPower Intelligent LCD Computer Battery Backup, 1350VA 810W UPS, 8 Outlets for $95

+ Microsoft 12.3″ Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-1035G4 1.1 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Home, Platinum Bundle, Includes Surface Pro Type Cover for $799

Sunday: Bolt TTL flashes [C/N], Tamrac Goblins, Manfrotto Raincover, JBL, Etc [EU: Panasonic GX80 and G70 kits]

Sunday is here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]: as follows:

+ BOLT TTL flashes for $70 each in your choice of Canon or Nikon

+ Tamrac Goblin Lens Pouch 1.2 for $8 in four color options

+ Manfrotto RC-1 Pro Light Video Camera Raincover for Full Size Camcorder / DSLR Rig (Black) for $130
+ just like clothes, the thrifty shopper buys winter camera gear in the summer, and summer camera gear in the winter πŸ˜‰

+ JBL EON ONE All-In-One Linear Array PA System for $599 after automatic in-cart coupon

For EU shoppers, Amazon Germany is having a Panasonic sale that includes the GX80 with the 12-32mm lens and bag and SD card going for 399 euro-dollars, while the G70 with 14-42 and bag and card goes for 459 euro dollars…

Meanwhile the Best Buy dailies have a 10-inch Lenovo smart display with Google Assistant for $100…

The Adorama daily deal [changes Monday 10am ET] is the new condition Polar Pro Mavic 2 Rugged Case for $20. Drone [obviously] NOT included πŸ™‚

Samyang 18mm f2 Auto Focus for $289 [Sony E FF]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal good until Saturday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out], it is the new condition Samyang 18mm f2.8 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system [full frame lens] going for $289 with free US shipping…