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 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.

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD for $85 with coupon (Canon only)

The coupon expired, the price is back to $100~…. The coupon EXTRA20 does not work on the Tamron lenses, but the Sunday-only coupon FORWARD15 (15% off purchases at Monoprice) works on them! Which makes the new condition Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD for Canon EF only drop from $100~ with free standard US shipping to $85~. This is not stabilized. Coupon ends Sunday night.

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II PZD (Sony A-mount) for $153 after coupon (or $103 after $50 MIR)

UPDATE: The coupon expired, the price is back to $180 or $130 after the $50 mail-in rebate….

More action in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale, the the new condition Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II PZD for Sony A-mount (the Sony version of this lens is not VC) is on sale for $180 plus shipping. Shipping is under $10 for most zipcodes. The lens also has a $50 mail-in rebate from Tamron, which can make it $130 after the $50 MIR.

But wait, there’s more! The lens is eligible for the Sunday-only 15% off Monoprice order coupon FORWARD15 which brings the pre-rebate price down to $153 after coupon. If you submit the mail-in rebate, it will become $103 after mail-in rebate.

These are the last Tamron lenses Monoprice carries, it looks like a clearance sale to get rid of available inventory.

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for $523 (Canon only)

UPDATE: The coupon expired, the price is back to $615….

Also participating in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale is the new condition Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro lens in the Canon mount going for $615~ with free standard US shipping. This is the non-stabilized version of the lens. The stabilized goes for a lot more. Only the Canon mount is available on their website.

But wait, there’s more! Use Sunday-only coupon FORWARD15 and the price of the lens drops to $523~ in the shopping cart. The Friday coupon was a slightly better deal though at 20%, but if you missed it or lack a time-travel machine 🙂

Enter zipcode in the shopping cart to see shipping options if you want to receive it faster than “standard”.

Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for $615 (Canon only) [updated]

Also participating in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale is the new condition Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro lens in the Canon mount going for $615~ with free standard US shipping. This is the non-stabilized version of the lens. The stabilized goes for a lot more. Only the Canon mount is available on their website.

The Friday only coupon expired but Monoprice has new coupons on a regular basis…

Continue reading “Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for $615 (Canon only) [updated]”

(SOLD OUT) Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC Di II for $208 (Nikon only)

As of a Friday 8:42pm ET re-check, this lens is sold-out, gone, and can no longer be ordered. It is not coming back. Monoprice is clearing out their Tamron inventory… The rest remaining Tamron lenses continue in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale

Continue reading “(SOLD OUT) Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC Di II for $208 (Nikon only)”

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC US + $48 rewards for $1200 (C/N/A)

We now have a trio of Tamron f2.8 zoom posts, starting with the new condition SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD going for $1200 plus 4% promotional rewards (around $48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. No mail-in rebate on this one. The price you see is the price you pay.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD + 82mm Hoya + 4% Rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR (C/N)

There are many more options in f2.8 zooms these days, especially for Canon and Nikon. One of them is the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD bundled with an 82mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards, going for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon systems. VC = optically stabilized in Tamron-speak.

Used Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD for around $1000 (Nikon)

The new condition Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens goes for $1100 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with 4% promotional rewards at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo or Adorama (+ free digiframe)) in the Nikon, Canon and Sony A systems.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses, and don’t want to deal with mail-in rebates, Adorama has two options on the Nikon version, in Used – Excellent Plus for $979 or in Used – Demo condition for $999. Shipping is extra and varies by zipcode (under $15 for the zipcodes I tested). Adorama offers a 30-day return policy and a 90-day warranty of their own on the used camera gear they sell on their website.

In-Stock Now: Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 with $52 rewards for $1299 (Canon EF)

If you are a fan of Tamron’s take on the 70-200mm f2.8 stabilized zooms, their brand new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF is in-stock and ready to ship for $1299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also earn 4% promotional rewards ($52~) to be used in future B&H purchases. Only the Canon EF is currently in-stock. The Nikon has a March 7 estimate.

Used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II VC for $269 + S&H (Nikon)

The older non-stabilized Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II goes for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers, with some free accessories (eg Adorama). However, if you want to get the stabilized version, the new condition price is $649. However (oh no, breaking the golden rules of writing, two Howevers in a row!), if you are comfortable with used lenses…

Adorama is offering the stabilized version of the lens (“VC”) in “Used – Excellent Minus” condition in the Nikon mount for $269 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes), and in “Used – Demo” condition in the Canon mount for $299 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes).

Adorama offers a 90-day warranty of their own on used items they sell on their website.

Pre-order new Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD and 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Tamron is back wtih two new lenses, available for pre-order in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems as follows:

+ 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1299 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD for $499 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ these two have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II for $300 (C/N/A/P)

The used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II LD SP AF mentioned yesterday is long gone, but the new condition is available for a reasonable price for an f2.8 APS-C zoom lens, $300 gets you this lens in the four SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Kraxum). At Adorama you have a choice of 4% promotional rewards or free lens-y accessories, while at B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards. These are new condition with a 6-year Tamron USA warranty.

NOTE: this is the older non-VC (non-stabilized) version.

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 + TAP-IN Console for $1099 (C/N)

More action at the eBay Deals, the Buydig eBay store is offering the new cnodition Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Zoom Lens plus the Tamrno TAP-In Console, together for $1099 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer in the Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount. You have to do the “See price on checkout” to see the price.

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD with Freebies for $299 (A/K)

$300 is all it takes for an APS-C f2.8 zoom lens these days. The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD is currently on sale for $299 with free shipping at Adorama in the Sony Alpha Mount (Tiffen filter, Corel software, etc) or the Pentax K-mount with $12 promotional rewards but no other extras. This is not a stabilized model, which partially explains the price difference between it and the “VC” (stabilized; Vibration Correction) model.

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO with Freebies for $499

Zoom-zoom! Adorama is offering the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $499 with free shipping and either 4% promotional rewards or free accessories (filters, NewLeaf warranty, cap leash, etc) in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha DSLR systems. The Sony option has two different free accessory bundles… For more action, check their New Years Sales

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂

Imported Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB (N) for $770

The imported grey-market parade continues in the eBay Deals, you can get the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD in the Nikon mount for $770 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%). This ships from Ontario, Canada. Canadians get the 6-year Tamron warranty. Non-Canadians get a 1-year international Tamron warranty.

Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD for $520 after coupon and MIR (C/N)

We start a series of lens specials at Adorama using coupon code LENSFRIDAY with the Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD lens going for $520 after you enter the coupon code and a $50 mail-in rebate (MIR). You can test the coupon by adding the item to the shopping cart, proceed to checkout. You don’t have to create an Adorama account, page down to the Payment section and enter the coupon code in the “Gift Card / Promo Code” segment and see the price drop at the top right column of the Checkout page if all is well (see screenshot at the bottom). This offer is available in Canon mount or the Nikon mount.

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Then you submit the $50 mail-in rebate, making it a $520 after coupon and MIR…

Tamron Mail-In Rebates and Instant Savings (plus free accessories)

The current iteration of Tamron mail-in rebates (MIR) expires on 12/3/16. In addition to the MIR, there’s also some instant savings discounts, plus Adorama is including a variety of free accessories with each lens. On top of that, optionally, you can click on the yellow “Special Offer” for additional combined purchase discounts. You can find all participating lenses nicely organized at Adorama.