Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro with Lots of Extras for $569 (Canon EF)

The Canon EF version of the Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro is bundled with a boatload of free accessories while still going for the same price of $569 by Beach Camera through Amazon. Prime members get Prime-like shipping speed but it ships directly from Beach Camera (East Coast).

The free items are:

  • Bounce Zoom Slave FLASH
  • 64GB SDXC C10 card
  • Vivitar 62mm Filter Kit with case
  • Corel PAINTSHOP Pro X8
  • 8″ neoprene lens pouch
  • card wallet, cleaning kits, card reader, lens cap tether, etc

Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM with FREE Platypod Max Plate for $1999

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens goes for $1999 at authorized Canon USA dealers. At the same price, Adorama is including for a limited time a FREE Platypod Max Plate Camera Support which goes for $99 on its own. Just add the lens to the shopping cart and proceed. There’s no coupon or rebate. Free expedited shipping.

If you are not familiar with how these work, the free items are mentioned prominently on the top of the product listing. As long as you them mentioned, the promotion is running. If you don’t see them there, it means the promotion expired. Here’s a screenshot:

PS: if you don’t want the Platypus creature, they also have a bundle with more conventional free lens accessories like a 82mm filter kit, tether, cleaning kits, and of course the Corel software bundle.

Canon 6D Mark II: all kits in-stock at multiple dealers at normal prices

Good news if you want to buy the Canon 6D Mark II now or in the near future. All three official kits are in-stock and ready to ship at their normal prices from multiple authorized dealers we track! You can find all three official Canon kits for it at the top of the Stock Status Tracker.

Pre-Order Panasonic AU-EVA1 Super35 Cinema Camera (Canon EF)

If you are a fan of Canon EF lenses, Panasonic video cameras, and the Super 35 format, your wishes are coming true! Panasonic has revealed their new AU-EVA1 Super35 Cinema Camera that takes Canon EF lenses. This is available for pre-ordering for $7345 at Adorama.

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL Monolight for $599

Lighting action now at Adorama. They are offering the ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL Monolight with On Board Power for $599 with free shipping in the Bowens Mount. The standard version (without a transmitter) gets a free ORLIT 5.5″ Reflector. The Canon version and Nikon version include transceivers fro their respective systems. They all go for $599, which explains why the ones with a transceiver don’t get a free reflector 🙂

Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 CINE Lens with $190 Rewards for $1900 [C/N/E/m43/PL]

We begin a Rokinon Trilogy of posts today, starting with the new condition Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 professional CINE lens on sale for $1900 and earning 10% promotional rewards (about $190 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, the M43rds and Sony E mirrorless systems, and the video-friendly PL mount.

PS: the same price is available at Amazon but no 10% promotional rewards.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye for $399 [C/N/K/E]

No auto-focusing magic with this lens, it is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens on sale for $399 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama. Some options earn 2% promotional rewards. This is a limited time offer. It is available in the Canon, Nikon (chipped) and Pentax K SLR systems, and in the Sony E mirrorless.

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 and Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $599 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Can you be a Rebel without a Cause? Can you be a Rebel without a Canon? Existential questions to ponder in our spare time, but in the meantime, B&H Photo has a Canon D-Rebel T5i bundle going for $599 after a $350 MIR (mail-in rebate) as a prepaid AMEX gift card.

You pay $949 at checkout, and you receive the Canon D-Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, along with the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer [which is on a MIR promotion on its own if you don’t want/need the D-Rebel T5i kit], and its trusty sidekick, the 50pk Canon SG-201 13×19″ photo paper.

Once you receive the order and all is well, and following the deadlines and instructions, you submit the mail-in rebate, and a few weeks later, a juicy $350 prepaid American Express gift card arrives in the mail. Thus making this offer $599 after a $350 MIR.

This promotion expires 8/8/17 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

In-Stock Now: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG HSM ART for $1599

Hide your wallet. The wide lenses are coming for it! The Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG HSM ART is now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo in the Nikon and Canon systems for $1599 with free expedited shipping. If you have any gift card or other promo credits, don’t forget to use them since the price of this lens will hoover (verb) them all in!

For more B&H action, check their frequently updated Featured Sales and Back to School sale. Poor students, we are still in the middle of the summer, yet they are starting to go back already!

Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm 2-Lens Kit with Many Extras for $349

The official 2-lens kit packaged and promoted by Canon, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit goes for $349 at authorized Canon dealers. For the same price, with free expedited shipping, Adorama has created an Accessorapalooza Freebies bundle with the following free accessories including by Adorama:

+ Slinger Neoprene Lens pouch
+ Adorama slinger lens pouch (two lenses, two pouches)
+ VU Ariel 49mm UV filter
+ Tiffen 67mm UV Filter (two lenses, two filters)
+ ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

If you have Amazon gift cards or promo codes waiting to get spent, you can also get it at this price by Adorama thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens with Extras for $989 [C/N/Si]

The new condition Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems is bundled with the following FREE accessories for its current price of $989 at Adorama as follows:

+ LensAlign MkII Focus Calibration System
+ Bower 95mm Digital Filter Kit, UV, CPL and ND Filter
+ Corel Digital Creative Software Kit – Suite 2 Elite Edition
+ lens cap tether, and cleaning kit

Used Canon 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 USM for $63+ + SH after coupon

Another one of the KEH Weekly Deals using 25% off coupon code KEHDEALS is the used good old Canon 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 USM EF lens with used prices starting at $84. With the coupon entered, the prices start at $63. Shipping is extra.

Offer ends Friday or earlier if sold out. It comes with a 180-day non-transferable warranty and hassle-free returns. For more on these type of offers, check our previous post.

Canon SL2 w/18-55 gets boatload of free accessories at same price

The new Canon SL2 DSLR is now shipping, but that’s not all. The SL2 body goes for $550, and the SL2 with 18-55 goes for $700 at authorized dealers. The SL2 with 18-55mm is going for that price at Adorama, but they are also bundling it with free accessories:

  • Corel software bundle (five titles)
  • 16GB Lexar SD card
  • Lowepro Format 140 Shoulder Bag
  • 58mm Pro-Optic Digital Essentials Filters Kit
  • Memory Card wallet
  • cleaning kit

In-Stock Now: Godox AD360II-C WISTRO TTL Portable Flash [C/N]

We have another in-stock alert at B&H Photo, they have the Godox AD360II-C WISTRO TTL Portable Flash in-stock and ready to ship for $399 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon systems… Or you can get them in the Power Pack kit for $499 which includes the Godox PROPAC PB960 Lithium-Ion Flash Power Pack, also in Canon and Nikon systems…

For more of their offers, check their Back to School sale and their Featured Sale

In-Stock Now: Canon 6D II Body at B&H for first time

The Canon 6D Mark II body only kit has already been in-stock at other retailers [see Stock Tracker], but if you are a fan of B&H Photo, for the first time, they have the 6D II Body Only in-stock and ready to ship for $1999 with free expedited shipping… Optionally it is eligible for the Canon imagePROGRAF mail-in rebates…

In-Stock Now: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG ART for $1599 [C/N/Si]

Good news if you are interested in the Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG ART HSM lens! All three versions of the lens (Canon, Nikon, Sigma SLR systems) are in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $1599 with free shipping at Adorama.

At B&H Photo, they have the Canon EF version in-stock for the same price.

At Amazon some 3rd-party sellers have some versions in some kits, for example, Cameta has the Canon EF version bundled with a handful of accessories going for the same price (ships directly from Cameta but Prime-members get Prime-like free delivery).

USED Zeiss 135mm f2 (Canon EF) for $900+

The sale of the new condition is also good news if you are interested in buying USED lenses from reputable dealers. The used version of the Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE (Canon EF) is available for as low as $900 with free shipping in USED Condition 8+ at B&H Photo.

If you are not familiar with B&H Used pages, each individual listing page has detailed on the Condition, and further down the page, on the right side, under “In The Box” shows what’s included. Here’s an example, the aforementioned lens. Used items sold by B&H come with a 90-day warranty covered by B&H (not the manufacturer). Given some spotty service by some manufacturers on some products, this may actually be a plus 🙂

PS: the Nikon version is nowhere near as low, it starts at $1200+…

Zeiss 135mm f2 (Canon EF) with $52 rewards drops to $1299

This was on sale for $1499 last week, but if you are a Canon EF shooter, we have an even bigger discount for you! The Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Lens is down to $1299 with free expedited shipping (you don’t want a four-figure lens bouncing around in slow shipping) at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards (around $52 to spend in the future at B&H). This is a limited time offer.

The Nikon F (ZF.2) remains at $1499.

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM with Extras for $369

The new condition Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM is on sale for $369 with free shipping at B&H Photo with 4% promotional rewards, or if prefer free lens-accessories, you can get it for the same price at Adorama. This is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems with OS (optical image stabilization) and in the Pentax and Sony A without OS.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with Extras for $569

The new condition Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM in the Canon and Nikon systems is on sale for $569 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or with free extra lens-accessories instead at Adorama. Or if you are a Prime member, you can get 5% back if you pay with one of Amazon’s own payment vehicles (Chase VISA or Store credit card).

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Canon 77D Online Class

If you have a Canon 77D APS-C DSLR, or you are curious about it, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Saturday 7/28/17), the CreativeLIVE Canon 77D Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Sunday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 27 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular).

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Canon D-Rebel T7i Online Class

If you have a Canon D-Rebel T7i DSLR, or you are curious about it, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Friday 7/28/17), the CreativeLIVE Canon D-Rebel T7i Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Saturday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 27 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular).

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS with Extras for $799

If you like your macro lenses to be stabilized, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS is on sale for $799 with free shipping at authorized dealers, with the following freebies: at B&H Photo, you get 4% promotional rewards which is $32~ to be spent in future B&H purchases… At Adorama, you get the Corel software, a 67mm filter kit, a lens wrap, lens cap tether and cleaning kit… At Amazon, Ritz Camera fulfilled by Amazon is offering a ring flash, filter kit, and assorted accessor-trinkets…

In-Stock Now: all three Canon 6D II kits at regular prices [updated]

UPDATE: the Canon 6D Mark II has now been added to the top of the Stock Status Tracker

The Canon 6D Mark II in-stock at various authorized retailers at its regular prices as follows:

+ 6D II body only for $1999 at Amazon itself and Adorama and OneCall

+ 6D II with 24-105 f3.5-5.6 for $2599 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ 6D II with 24-105 f4L for $3099 at OneCall and B&H Photo and various at Amazon and Adorama

Used Zeiss 135mm f2 for $1100 (C)

If you are comfortable with used lenses, and don’t want to pay $1499 for the new condition, fear not, B&H Photo also has used options for you. The Zeiss 135mm f2 Sonnar T* in the Canon EF mount (ZE) is available in “USED – Condition 8+” for $1100 at B&H Photo, while the prices start at $1200 in “USED – Condition 9” in the Nikon F mount (ZF.2).

Used items carry a 90-day warranty covered by B&H Photo. For all their used options, look under the “In The Box” section (right hand side, further down the page over there) to see what’s included.

As usual, it is up to you to decide where to draw the price vs risk lines on new vs refurbished vs used.

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with Pixma PRO 100 printer and Paper for $3328 after $350 MIR

As you can see in the Full Frame Price Charts of July 2017, the Canon 5D Mark IV body only goes for $3300 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to include free accessories with it (eg Adorama).

Or if you are comfortable with mail-in rebates, prepaid AMEX gift cards, and want the Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer with its 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper sidekick, then off to B&H Photo we go where this combo goes for $3329 with free shipping after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). Offer ends 7/31/17.

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!

Tokina 14-20mm f2 DX with $24 rewards for $599 [C/N]

And now an F2 zoom temptation! They said it couldn’t be done but it has been done at the APS-C level. An f2 PRO zoom lens! The Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX is currently on sale for a limited time for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon or Canon, along with 4% promotional rewards (around $24) to be spent in future B&H purchases…

For more sales, check the latest B&H featured deals

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron; this is blog-certified to be f2, not f2.8 [this is now needed after my Fuji 35mm confusion] 🙂

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).

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with Extras for $1299

PRO zoom action now! The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM is bundled with a different set of freebies for $1299 with free expedited shipping at a couple of retailers. The lens is available in the Canon, Nikon and Shiguma SLR systems.

At B&H Photo you get Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x EX DG for Canon EF and 4% promotional rewards. 4% may sound like a small number, but 4% of $1300 is $52~ to use in future B&H purchases. Not a small amount!

At Adorama you get the Sigma 2x EX DG APO Tele-Converter along with the FocusShifter LensShifter Grip Handle, and 77mm Pro-Optic filter kit, Corel software bundle, lens shade, lens pen, and cleaning kit.

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II with Manfrotto 3-Section Aluminum Tripod for $1749

A man named Frodo decided to start a camera accessories company in the Shire, shortly after the Scouring. Over time, as time often does, his name drifted to Frotto. And so we have the company by the name of Manfrotto. Okay, this is fanfic, not reality…

… but reality is this bundle, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens is bundled with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column, together going for $1749 with free shipping at Adorama. This is the same price of the lens on its own, so you are essentially getting the tripod for free.

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary with Extras for $399

An 18-300mm lens is going to be the definition of a compromise, so it’s up to you to decide where you draw the line on convenience and flexibility and such. Which brings us to the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary on sale for $399 with free shipping and extras depending on retailer. The lens is available in the five surviving SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sigma SA).

At B&H Photo, you get the Sigma 72mm Protector Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $16).

At Adorama you get a ProOptic 72mm filter kit, a lens pouch, a lens cap tether, and a cleaning kit.

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).

(SOLD OUT) USED Energizer ENG-C60D Battery Grip for Canon 60D for $14

As of a 7/24/17 recheck, this is sold out in USED condition…

Even mo(i)re Bargain Bin sales at Amazon Warehouse Deals, it is the “Used – LIKE NEW” condition Energizer ENG-C60D Battery Grip for Canon 60D for $14~ with free shipping for Prime members. The description says this is in damaged original packaging.

Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 (C or N Lenses to E Cameras)

We have a bit of a mini theme, a trio of lens adapters and converters of sorts. We start with the ones that using magic (or mayhaps science) to offer autofocusing. It is a sale on two Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 each. These allow you to connect a Nikon F or Canon EF lens to a Sony E-mount camera. Check specs and reviews and forums if you are not familiar with the trade-offs of these. This is a limited time promotion (I do not know when it expires).

(ENDED) Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-C 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC for $319 (EF)

The second Rokinon lens in today’s Gold Box is the new condition Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-C 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC for $319 in Canon EF. It is the only one that is a lightning deal which ends at 2:15am ET on Saturday.

Meanwhile ending at 3am ET on Saturday is the Kodak Dock & Wi-Fi 4×6” Photo Printer with Advanced Patent Dye Sublimation Printing Technology & Photo Preservation Overcoat Layer going for $100.