(ENDED) Tamron 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD for $350 [C/N]

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Tamron lenses on sale with FREE Hoya Filters and Rewards

Among the many lenses on sale are select Tamron lenses that are on sale, they have 4% promotional rewards, and get a free Hoya UV Haze NXT HCM filter. The lenses are the 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $800 and the 45mm f1.8 Di VC for $399, and the 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro for $549 available in the systems they are available in (LOL).

Not getting a free Hoya filter but participating in the Tamron mail-in rebates are a handful of big Tamron zooms. The mail-in rebate promotion expires March 3rd, which is much closer than it sounds because February is a short month.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC US with two FREE Hoya UV Haze Filters and $36 rewards for $799 [C/N]

Not one but TWO Hoya lens filters you get for FREE when you purchase the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards (around $36 to be spent in the future at B&H). The lens is available in either Canon or Nikon. The two free Hoya lens filters included automatically by B&H during this promotion are:

+ Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
+ Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter

No Pre-Orders Yet: new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Sony E Full Frame)

Perhaps as a sign of the times, along with the new 70-210mm f4 Di VC, Tamron has announced the development of a new temptation for mirrorless! It is the brand new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for the 35mm full frame Sony E system. The lens is not available for pre-ordering yet (it doesn’t have a price attached to it) but B&H Photo has created a product page for it with the information revealed so far by Tamron.

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order new Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD [C/N]

F4 constant aperture zooms are often trade-offs many photographers are willing to make over f2.8 constant aperture zooms. And Tamron is back with a new one, the Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD is available in the Canon and Nikon systems with a starting price of $800, available for pre-ordering as such at B&H Photo and Adorama

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD with FREE Hoya 82mm Filter + $32 Rewards for $799 [C/N]

I couldn’t decide between a tummy and a Tammy Wynette intro for this deal, so let’s just pretend I wrote something funny and move on to the deal 🙂

The new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens is bundled with a FREE Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards (about $32 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon or Nikon systems.

Note that the lens on sale is the first generation. The latest model is the G2 from Tamron which goes for $1199 in Canon and Nikon (without rewards or free Hoya filter).

I’m sure Pentax and Sony A shooters would love an $800 lens of this kind as well but is only a Canikon lens 🙁 At least the Pentax 24-70mm f2.8 is $1100, unlike Canon and Nikon who double or triple that amount.

Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di-II BIM for $379 [C/N]

It’s a Song of Tamron and Fire! The new condition Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI-II BIM (motorized) lens is currently on sale for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and via 3rd-parties at Amazon in your choice of Canon or Nikon dSLR systems. The Sony and Pentax versions remain at $500.

(ENDED) Tamron 24-70 f2.8 Di VC USD with FREE 82mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $799 [C/N]

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD with FREE Hoya Filter and $36 Rewards for $899 [C/N]

If you don’t want/need the latest model (the second generation G2 lens), the first generation, new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD is on sale for $899 with free expedited shipping in the Nikon system and Canon system, along with a FREE Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $36 to be used in future B&H purchases).

For more B&H action, check their continually updated CES 2018 Pre-ordering page

Refurbished Tamron Lenses (14 options)

It turns out there are more refurbished Tamron lenses at Adorama. As of the time of writing, 14 options are available in various combinations of lens and system. Most of them are zooms, except for the 90mm. You can use the listing options over there at Adorama to filter by price or mount. Prices range from $180 to $899. They get a 90-day warranty.

As usual, price-check the lenses if you are not familiar with their price range, as sometimes the new vs refurbished vs used prices may not be in-sync or appropriately staircases. Don’t forget to also price-check at KEH Camera which offers a 180-day warranty.

Note also that Tamron offers a six year warranty on new condition Tamron USA lenses, so that’s something to factor in the price difference if you are a fan of included manufacturer warranties.

Refurbished Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 DI LD for $534 (Sony A)

In new condition, the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI LD (IF) Macro lens goes for $769 in the four major DSLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A) at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo.

But if you are comfortable with refurbished, the Sony Alpha version is available in refurbished by Tamron condition at Adorama for $534 with free shipping and a 90-day Tamron USA warranty.

Refurbished lenses are NOT eligible for the Tamron Lens VIP Owner program.

New Tamron $100 Mail-In Rebates: 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1099 after MIR or 150-600 Di VC USD G2 for $1199 after MIR

A new year is here, and Tamron has launched a new round of $100 mail-in rebates running from 12/31/17 until 3/3/18 for each of the following two lenses:

Tamron 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1099 after $100 MIR
+ Amazon itself in Canon EF and Nikon F for $1099 after $100 MIR

+ $1199 after $100 MIR at B&H Photo and Adorama (C/N on same listing)

Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for $1199 after $100 MIR
+ Amazon itself in Canon mount and Nikon mount for $1199 after $100 MIR
+ $1299 after $100 MIR for the Sony A mount

+ the price is $1299 after the $100 MIR at Adorama with FREE 95mm UV filter and $56 rewards and B&H Photo with $56 rewards (C/N/A on same listing)

+ the Sony A is NOT stabilized (not VC)

Rebate details
If buy from a retailer that has an open marketplace like Amazon, make sure Amazon itself is the seller. If buying from retailers that also sell imported, and used and refurbished, make sure the version you buy is new condition with Tamron USA warranty.

See rebate details in PDF file.

Speaking of Tamron, they have launched a new VIP Lens Owner program

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD + $36 Rewards for $899 [C/N]

F2.8 PRO zoom lens time now! Adorama is offering the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for $899 with free shipping and $36~ promotional rewards for a limited time in the Nikon F system and the Canon EF system. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed to checkout. The Sony A version is not on sale.

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with FREE Hoya 67mm UV Filter and $20 rewards for $499 [C/N, A {no VC}]

The other Tamron lens that has joined the B&H Photo 2-Day Sale is the new condition Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO going for $499 with free expedited shipping and a FREE Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter along with 4% ($20~) promotional rewards in Canon, Nikon, and Sony A systems. The Canon and Nikon are VC (stabilized) while the Sony A is not.

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC for $199 with $8 rewards [C/N, A {no VC}]

This is the first of three lenses that are hitching a ride on the B&H Photo 2-Day Sale, it is the new condition Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC going for $199 with free expedited shipping and with 4% promotional rewards ($8~) in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A mounts. The Canon and Nikon are VC (stabilized), the Sony A is not.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 with FREE TAP-in Console and $52 rewards for $1299 [C/N] {corrected}

CORRECTED 12/30/17 at 10pm ET
The new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 going for $1299 with free expedited shipping along with a FREE Tamron TAP-in Console and 4% ($52~) promotional rewards in the Canon and Nikon.

The Sony A version is not VC, and it does not get a free TAP-IN console.

New Tamron VIP Club includes Discounts and other Benefits

It’s Tamron Wynette time! They have just revealed a brand new annualized membership club for Tamron lens owners, the Tamron VIP Club. The virtual club has three membership tiers, depending on how many Tamron lenses you have purchased and registered since May 2011.

The deadline for participating in the 2018 club year is January 15 in 2018. You must register by then a minimum of FOUR Tamron lenses to get in at the SILVER tier. If you register FIVE or more, you are at the GOLD tier, and six or more make you a PLATINUM member.

These are actually practical and tangible benefits!

TAMRON SILVER TIER

  • $50 bonus rebate towards any Tamron lens
  • 10% off non-warranty repair
  • Tamron Magazine mailed three times a year
  • unspecified “Welcome Gift”
  • membership card with lanyard
  • VIP member contests
  • 50% off a Tamron event ticket (Summit excluded)

TAMRON GOLD TIER

  • includes all SILVER tier benefits with the following adjustments
  • $75 bonus rebate instead of $50
  • two Tamron Event discounted tickets instead of one
  • FREE Tamron t-shirt
  • Free pass to one Tamron event (excludes summit)
  • new benefits to this tier are in bold

TAMRON PLATINUM TIER

  • includes all GOLD tier benefits with the following adjustments
  • $100 bonus rebate instead of $75/$50
  • Tamron LL Bean vest
  • Free 2-week lens loaners (if available, with signed loaner agreement)
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on any new lens purchase from year of Club induction
  • Free shipping on repairs (Tamron USA will send a pre-paid shipping label to receive your lens)
  • Tamron Photo Tips Hotline
  • Invitation to a Tamron Workshop Summit
  • option to maybe get profiled on their website
  • 20% discount on non-warranty repair instead of 10%
  • free pass to two Tamron events instead of one
  • new benefits to this tier are in bold

RESTRICTIONS and ELIGIBILITY

The membership tiers will be assessed once per year. On subsequent years, VIP Club membership status will be announced to all Members on February 15 of each year, with the registration deadline being January 15 of the same year.

Not every lens qualifies towards the minimum of four for the VIP tiers. Per their website, and this is my interpretation of their rules:

  • only Tamron model lenses that were current at the time of purchase count towards the tiers. Current lenses are listed on the Tamron USA website at tamron-usa.com
  • Teleconverters and Tap-In Console are not considered Eligible Purchases
  • Multiple purchases of same lens model, even if different mounts, are not considered Eligible Purchases
  • Each Member must own his/her own unique Tamron model lens
  • Grey market, open stock, and refurbished lenses are NOT eligible purchases
  • Only new and current Tamron lenses purchased from an authorized Tamron USA retailer are eligible purchases

Prime Credit Cards Only: Buy Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for $450, Get $90 Statement Credit

Select Pentax gear are not the only ones eligible for the 20% off Prime Credit Card Statement Credit promotion. There’s a Tamron lens as well, available in either the Canon or Nikon DSLR system.

The new condition Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD goes for $450 at Adorama and B&H Photo with 4% promotional rewards.

The same price is available at Amazon by Amazon itself. If you pay for this with either one of the Prime credit cards, you will get a 20% statement credit, which is $90 in this case!

This is a limited time offer! You can find details and all the eligible products through the Prime 20% Statement Credit offer page.

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD w/$16 Rewards for $399 [C/N/A]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF is on sale for $399 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($16~ to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and also at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon at both places. The Pentax K version is not only, while the Sony Alpha is on sale but only at B&H Photo.

Used Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC for $125 [C]

The popularity of superzoom digital cameras also fueled a parallel superzoom lens “zoom ratio war”. If instead you prefer a more modest, old-school superzoom ratio, the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC goes for $199 in new condition, or you can get it for $179 manufacturer refurbished at Adorama.

If you are a Canon shooter and if you are looking to save a sizeable chunk of that, thanks to the 20% off in-cart promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals, you can get this camera in USED – Very Good condition for $124~ with free shipping after the in-cart discount. There are multiple listings of this, so price may drop over time. Remember, AWD offers a 30-day return policy, but makes no warranty promises.

If you are looking for something in-between those two options, the Nikon version is available in USED EX+ condition (Excellent plus) at KEH Camera for $149 plus shipping. And if you buy it before 12/31/17, you get a 365-day warranty instead of the usual 180-day.

Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD with Hoya 67mm UV NXT HMC Filter and $16 rewards for $399 [C/N]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and it gets a FREE Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter ($38 value), along with 4% promotional rewards (around $16 to be spent in the future B&H). The Sony A version is backordered and cannot be ordered at this time.

Adorama has all three options in-stock and orderable for $399 with $16 promotional rewards but no free Hoya lens filter.

Amazon has them for $399 as well but no promotional rewards. However, if you pay with the Prime VISA credit card, you get 5% cashback (around $20 in your statement).

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 with Tamron TAP-IN Console and $52 Rewards for $1299 [C/N]

On the weightlifter’s zoom front, B&H Photo is offering the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for $1299 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $52 to be used in future B&H purchases), and a free item depending on mount:

+ Canon or Nikon: FREE Tamron TAP-in Console
+ Sony Alpha: B+W 95mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter

If you are not interested in the Tamron TAP-in console, Adorama is bundling it with lens-y accessories (filter kit and such and Corel software).

Speaking of Adorama and lenses, here’s a blended list of 840+ lenses that currently have various promotions on them.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $799 [C/N, A [no VC])

Big zoom action now, B&H Photo is offering for a limited time the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for $799 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems, and without VC (optical image stabilization) for the Sony A system.

No coupons, no rebates, this is a straight up sale, add to cart and proceed to checkout!

Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC for $199 [C/N; A {non-VC}]

Zoom-zoom on a budget! The new condition Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC is now on sale for $199 with free shipping and $8~ promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo. No rewards at Amazon but if you are a Prime member paying with a Prime VISA or Store Card, you get $10~ back as a statement credit.

The “VC” version is available in Canon and Nikon, while the Sony Alpha is a non-VC.

Pre-order new Tamron 100-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD [C/N]

Photo Plus Expo is in progress and that means new camera gear is raining left and right. Zooming in for the party is Tamron with their new 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens available for pre-order for $799 in Canon or Nikon at B&H Photo and Adorama.

This too has been added to the list of New Lenses of 2017.

Tamron 12-28mm f4 PRO APS-C for $199 [Canon]

It looks like Amazon has price-matched the B&H offer. As of the time of writing, you can get the new condition Tamron 12-28mm f4 PRO APS-C lens in the Canon mount for $199 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Maximum three lenses per customer.

It is currently in “temporarily out of stock” status, so shipping date is up in the air, but you can lock the $199 price if you like it.

Imported Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $690 [C/N]

The new condition Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens bundled with some free accessories goes for $1100 at authorized dealers such as Adorama. But if you want to save a lot and you are comfortable with imported grey-market, then…

… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%) is offering the lens in new condition imported grey-market for $690 with free shipping in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount.

Limit five per mount per customer. Between them they sold over 800 units.

Warranty-wise, if you are buying in Canada, you get a 6-year Tamron Canada warranty. If you are buying elsewhere, you get the 1-year Tamron International warranty. So it’s a lot shorter than the Tamron USA warranty. That’s one of the reasons why the price is lower. They are a Canadian seller but the eBay listing says they ship from various locations in the USA.

Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD with FREE 67mm Hoya Filter and $16 rewards for $399 [C/N; A (no VC)]

Prime temptation of the stabilized kind! Hide your wallets! The new condition Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is bundled with a FREE Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $16 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo for $399 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems. The same price and extras are available for the Sony A system but the lens is not stabilized (VC).

The same price with 4% promotional rewards but no free Hoya filter at Adorama. The same price but no freebies thru Amazon (but you can get 5% statement credit as a Prime member paying with official Amazon credit cards).

Still Good: Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for $329 [C/N, A {no VC}]

A proper superzoom lens sale! The new condition Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens is on sale for $329 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems at B&H Photo. VC here meaning Vibration Correction which is Tamron-speak for image stabilization.

This lens is also on sale in the Sony A-mount, however this one is without VC since Sony camera bodies support sensor-shift image stabilization. Check your local photo forums for never-ending debates on the merits of the various image stabilization systems 🙂

As of 9/28/17 9:12am ET recheck, this sale continues… This sale ends on 9/27/17 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if any of them sell out).

Imported Tamron 24-70 f2.8 Di VC USD for $690 [C/N]

The first generation new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD goes for $1100 at authorized dealers which can include some free accessories such as Adorama.

But if you are a more adventurous shopper, then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%) is offering the lens in new condition for $690 with free shipping in the Nikon system. Per the listing, the sale ends 9/20/17.

UPDATE: they also offer this in the Canon EF system for the same price.

Further down the product listing, under “Warranty” it says that you get either a 1-Year Tamron International warranty or a 6-Year Tamron Canada warranty, depending on location. They also offer a 30-day return policy.

This is a higher risk than buying in new condition from authorized Tamron USA dealers, that’s one of the reasons for the lower price. I believe “QuickNDone” is a Canadian seller.

New Lens, No Pre-Orders: Tamron 100-400 f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

Tamron has revealed a new DSLR lens, the 100-400 f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD for the Canon and Nikon systems. There is no price on the lens yet, and since there’s no price, there are no pre-order options yet either.

There is a product page created for this lens however at B&H Photo.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 page.

Now shipping: Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Canon EF)

The mirrorless systems sort of countered the advantage of Canon and Nikon DSLR systems having more 3rd-party lens options than the DSLR systems of the other manufacturers. But DSLR-wise, Canon and Nikon systems still have an advantage over the other remaining DSLR systems.

For example, then new Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 is only available in Nikon and Canon, and as of the time of writing, the Canon EF version is in-stock and ready to ship for $1199 at B&H Photo.

The 3rd-party lens manufacturers also serve to keep OG Canon and Nikon lens prices in check. Imagine how much the f2.8 PRO zooms would cost if Canikon knew that you couldn’t get Tamrons and Tokinas and Shigumas instead…

PS: “Shiguma” was the computer-translated name of Sigma from back in the day of earlier versions of computer-translation software technology 🙂

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $819 [C/A]

The new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD lens is on sale for $819 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon EF and Sony A SLR systems. The Nikon F however goes for $879. The Sony A and the Nikon F get 4% promotional rewards (around $35 in future B&H purchases).

For more B&H offers, check their Featured Sales.

Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $819 (Sony A non-VC) or $869 (Canon EF) or $899 (Nikon F) with 4% Rewards

We have two back to back Tamron lens deals. We start a physically big zoom, the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD lens on sale at B&H Photo for $819 with free shipping in the Sony A option or for $869 in the Canon EF system or $899 in the Nikon F system. The Canon and Nikon systems are VC (optical image stabilization). All three options get 4% promotional rewards. This is a limited time offer.

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF for $359 (C) or $399 (N)

Zoom, zoom! The new condition Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF lens is on sale for $359 with free expedited shipping in the Canon EF mount and for $399 in the Nikon F mount at B&H Photo, along with 4% promotional rewards for each one.

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for $949 [Canon EF]

If you are a Canon EF shooter, the new condition Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens in the Canon EF system only, is on sale for $949 with free shipping and with 4% promotional rewards (around $38 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD with $38 rewards for $949 [C/N/A]

The sales keep on coming at B&H Photo! Now it is the new condition Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD going for $949 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. You also earn 4% promotional rewards which comes out to around $36 you can spend in future B&H purchases.

There’s a lot more at the latest Featured Sales, be sure to check them out as I can’t post every single one of them!

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $869 (C/N/A)

If you are not tempted by the latest generation Tamron 150-600mm in the previously mentioned Tamron Solar Eclipse offer for Canon, Nikon and Sony A systems, and you instead prefer the first generation of the lens, without any solar eclipse accessories…

… then you can get the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD for $869 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A systems at B&H Photo (with 4% promotional rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per mount per customer; 5% back for Prime members paying with Prime cards)…

If you want to use the first generation lens for solar eclipse purposes, you can always purchase the appropriate filters and glasses separately. Or Nikon shooters can get the ready-made bundle from B&H Photo (only freebie are the $5 glasses vs buying lens + filter separately).

Tamron 150-600mm Solar Eclipse Bundle (with Marumi 95mm Filter) for $1499

If you are looking for solar eclipse bundles, B&H Photo has a limited time Tamron promotion that bundles the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens with the Tamron Marumi 95mm DHG ND-100000 Solid Neutral Density 5.0 Solar Eclipse Filter (16.5 Stops) and a 5-pk of solar eclipse glasses, all together for $1499 with free expedited shipping.

The lens goes for $1399 on its own, and the Marumi filter goes for $299 on its own, so you are getting a $200 combined purchase discount. The glasses are just $5, so they are a rounding error considering the price 🙂

The above link points to the Canon version, but this offer is also available for the Sony A version and the Nikon F version.

PRO TIP: if you are not familiar with the B&H Photo website, locate the “In the Box” section on the right hand side of their website, further down, to see what items are included with your purchase. They typically do a great job of showing the accessories by the manufacturer and then the items/accessories that may be included as a bundle or “free with purchase” promotions.

If you don’t want/need the Marumi filter, the lens without the two “solar accessories” is bundled with typical lens-y free accessories at Adorama (Corel software, filter kit, etc).

Used Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC for $203 (Canon EF) or $252 (Nikon F)

If you are comfortable buying used f2.8 PRO zoom APS-C lenses, the previously mentioned Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin Clearance includes the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC lens as follows:

+ the Canon EF mount is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (check each individual listing) for $203 with free shipping

+ the Nikon F mount has only one listing, “Used – Good” condition for $252~ with free shipping

The above two links are filtered so they only show the options sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (in other words, Amazon proper). If you want to compare prices to the other Amazon Warehouse Deals sellers, here are the two links un-filtered:

+ the Canon EF mount
+ the Nikon F mount

In new condition, these lenses go for $650 at authorized dealers, such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

PS: in Tamron-speak, “Di II” is an APS-C lens, and “VC” is optical image stabilization (VC = vibration correction).

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC G2 Pre-Orders Get Boatload of Freebies for same price

We already mentioned pre-orders for the new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 DSLR lens in Canon and Nikon, but since then, pre-order bundles with FREE accessories have been created for the same price of $1199 by Beach Camera through Amazon. The freebies are:

+ Bounce Zoom Slave FLASH (unspecified maker)
+ Corel PAINTSHOP Pro X9 software
+ Neoprene LENS POUCH 8″
+ 64GB SDXC Class 10 memory card (unspecified maker)
+ 82mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe FILTER KIT (set of 3 + carrying case)
+ lens hood
+ lens cap keeper, memory card wallet, cleaning kit, air blower, lens cleaning pen, and assorted accessotrinkets

Pre-order new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (C/N)

CORRECTION: the lens price is $1200. The original post said the price was $1999.

It’s the season of f2.8 zoom lenses 🙂 Tamron has a new one out, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is now available for pre-ordering for $1200 [CORRECTED] in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems at Adorama and B&H Photo and OneCALL and Beach Camera thru Amazon (with extras)

In Tamron-speak, “VC” is image stabilization, “Di” is digitally optimized (not APS-C, just digitally optimized). “Di II” is APS-C.

This lens too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page. This is the fifth f2.8 zoom lens announced this year!

Pre-order new Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC HLD (C/N)

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:

Used Lens with Problems (does not AF): Tamron 16-30mm Di II VC PZD (Nikon) for $309 + S&H

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.

Monday: Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with $20 Rewards and 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 [C/N/A]

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.

(ENDED) Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD Macro for $399 (A) or $439 (C/N/P)

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.

Tamron 16-300mm f/.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with $20 rewards and 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 [C/A]

Zoom-zoom now, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (around $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with the Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter, all together for $499 with free shipping in the Canon EF mount and the Sony A mount. The Nikon version is neither on sale, nor it gets a free filter. Sale ends by 5/10/17.

New Tamron Mail-In Rebates on 45/1.8, 24-70/2.8 VC USD [C/N/A]

There’s no doubt Tamron (affectionately called “Tammy” by some) would be Tammy Wynette’s favorite lens manufacturer. which brings us to a new round of mail-in rebates and instant discounts on select lenses, organized by B&H Photo. The lenses are:

+ 45/1.8 Di VC for $499 after $100 MIR
+ 24-70/2.8 Di VC USD for $1100 after $200 MIR
+ 18-200/3.5-6.3 Di II VC for $200
+ they are available in Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR systems
+ they also get 4% promotional rewards

This is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina. I am posting this because I often mistype the two 🙂

Instant Savings on select Canon, Rokinon, Sigma and Tamron lenses (92 options)

Lens fun now at B&H Photo, where a number of new instant savings (discounts, no rebate/coupon) promotions are running on select lenses from the following four manufacturers:

+ Sigma Lenses (32 options)

+ Tamron Lenses (24 options)

+ Rokinon Lenses (6 options)

+ Canon Lenses (30 options)

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 DI VC USD and $44 rewards for $1099 (C/N)

Adorama is celebrating April Fools Day with a new round of Camera Deals, including the new condition Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens offered for $1099 with free expedited shipping and $44 promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) in the Canon mount and the Nikon mount. The Sony goes for $1100, it is not stabilized but it gets a free digiframe 🙂

UPDATE: it is also going for $1100 by Amazon itself. No promotional rewards here, unless you are a Prime member and you pay with either the Prime store card or the Amazon Chase VISA, then you get $55 in statement credit or cashback.