Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $250 (Canon EF), $280 (Sony E), $290 (Nikon Chipped)

One of the main Amazon Gold Box deals of the day, good until Saturday 3am ET (or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens going for $250 in Canon EF, $270 in Sony E, and $290 in Nikon with AE chip. These are sold by Woot, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so you get Prime shipping (if a member). Limit 30 per lens per customer.

PS: the day-long main gold box deals are rarely teased ahead of time, so I usually can’t find them when I post the nightly Lightning Deals schedule post

Coming later today (OTE): Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3 Di VCD G2 for $1400 (C/N)

If you are waiting for the brand new Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3 Di VCD G2 lens to become available, it is estimated to be in-stock other things equal (OTE) at the B&H Photo website for $1400 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon mount. I will recheck later today as well.

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with $28 rewards for $699 (Fuji X, Sony E)

It’s touiting time, not tweeting time. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 Lens for the Fuji X and Sony E mirrorless systems is currently on sale for $699 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 towards future purchases) at B&H Photo until 9/30/16 or earlier if sold out.

Pre-order Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM for $550

For many Canon fans, the 75-300mm lens being non-IS non-USM in the digital era sticks out like a sore thumb, but at that price, Canon will probably not offer an IS lens. But they have a new IS lens in this ballpark range, the new EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM lens, available for pre-order for $550 at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Thanksgiving 2016 :)… This too has been added to the Interesting New Lenses of 2016 Tracking page

(ENDED) Tuesday: Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for $220 (C/N/E)

This daily deal ended… The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for $220 with free shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, and the Sony E mounts. The Pentax K and Fuji X are NOT on sale.

For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page

Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings (over 40 options)

A new round of Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings promotion is happening at Adorama, with over 40 items participating, including a variety of Sony lenses (a mix of primes and zooms), lens converters and mount adapters, Sony-branded accessories (battery grips, flashes, mics, etc), and such. A number of them (but not all) are also bundled with a variety of free accessories! This Sony-initiated round ends on 10/1/16.

Nikon 55-200 f4-5.6G DX VR II with $6 rewards for $147 [New with Nikon USA warranty]

Budget telephoto time for Nikon shooters, the new condition with Nikon USA warranty Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED VR II AF-S DX is on sale for $147 with free shipping and $6~ promotional rewards at Adorama.

Speaking of Adorama, they have a variety of Nikon D7100 bundles with free accessories. Click on the various Lens and Kit bundle tabs over there to see all the options (there are quite a few).

Fotodiox Pentax K Macro Extension Tube Kit for $13

The Fotodiox Pentax K Macro Extension Tube Kit is currently going for $13, sold by Fotodiox, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping. Check details and reviews if you are not familiar with it.

New Tokina Mail-In Rebates plus 4% Promotional Rewards (Canon/Nikon)

Tokina has a new round of mail-in rebate (MIR) until 10/31/16, see details at the PDF file. In addition to the mail-in rebates, Adorama is also offering 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) on the lenses. The rewards percentage is based on the price you pay at checkout. They are available in Canon and Nikon options, with free shipping:

+ Tokina 24-70mm F/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens with $40~ Rewards for $939 after $60 MIR in Nikon and Canon

+ Tokina ATX 11-20mm F/2.8 Pro DX Ultrawide Zoom Lens with $21~ Rewards for $489 after for $40 MIR in Nikon and Canon

+ Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II Lens with $19 Rewards for $449 after $30 MIR in Nikon and Canon

+ Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens with $15 rewards for $389 after $20 MIR in Nikon and $359 after MIR Canon

Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 with $50 Gift Card for $449 + S&H

The Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 prime lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $449 plus shipping (under $10 for the slowest shipping method; YMMV based on zipcode; I can’t test them all) at Adorama during their Labor Day sales.

Fuji 14mm f2.8 R with $50 Gift Card for $599

X-Temptations of the Prime kind now, the Fuji 14mm f2.8 R prime lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $599 with free shipping at Adorama during their Labor Day sales.

Sigma Zoom Lens Instant Savings (17 options, Canon and Nikon) including 24-35 f2 for $899

Sigma has launched a new instant savings promotion featuring 17 zoom lenses, which you can find nicely organized at B&H Photo. The sale includes Canon-mount and Nikon-mount zoom lenses only, with prices ranging from $299 to $3399. Most of them also get 4% promotional rewards. This includes the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art for $899 with 4% rewards and free shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings (10 options)

Olympus has launched another round of instant savings on ten of their micro four thirds lenses. You can find the participating lenses nicely organized at B&H Photo. This includes the f2.8 zoom trio going for $1200 (7-14), $900 (12-40), and $1400 (40-150), along with a mix of primes and other zooms. The lenses earn 4% promotional rewards as well.

Rokinon 100mm f2.8 Macro for $369 (Pentax) or $435 (Sony A)

If you are pondering the upcoming Pentax 100mm f2.8 Macro lightning deal (starting at 5pm ET), there’s also an alternative that is on sale for a limited time, the Rokinon 100mm f2.8 Macro Lens goes for $369 in the Pentax K-mount and $435 in the Sony A-mount at B&H Photo. They also earn 2% rewards. The Canon and Nikon versions are not on sale. Keep in mind the Rokinon is a manual focus lens.

(ENDED) Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR D FA smc Macro for $406 [ends by 11pm ET on Wednesday]

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(ENDED) Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro for $369

This limited time offer expired… The Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens is on sale until 11:59pm ET tonight (8/31/16) for $369 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts.

Rokinon Cine Prime Lens Sale (14 options, 8mm to 85mm, various mounts)

A total of 14 Rokinon Cine prime lens are participating in the Woot Electronics daily deal. A variety of T-primes are featured of different mounts, from 8mm to 85mm. Prices range from $250 to $550. Shipping is $5 flat. Sale ends on Thursday at 1am ET or earlier if any of them sellout.

Pre-order Zeiss Loxia Prime Bundle with Transport Case for $4228 (21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2)

If you like Zeiss, Primes and the Sony E-mount, there’s a new Zeiss Loxia bundle available for pre-order at B&H Photo. It includes the 21mm f2.8 and 35mm f2 and 50mm f2 along with related accessories and of course the Loxia Transport Case made for them. The pre-order price is $4228.

Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM with $32 rewards for $799

Stabilized macro action now for Canon shooters, the Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM is on sale for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32~ in future purchases) at B&H Photo.

Instant Savings on the Canon f2.8 Zoom Trio (16-35, 24-70, 70-200)

The Canon f2.8 Zoom Trio is on an instant savings promotion as well with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) as follows at B&H Photo:

+ 16-35mm f2.8L II USM with 4% rewards ($58~ in future purchases) for $1450

+ 24-70mm f2.8L II USM with 4% rewards ($70~ in future purchases) for $1750

+ 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with 4% rewards ($78~ in future purchases) for $1950

In-stock now: Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 (Canon)

The Canon EF version of the Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 Lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2195 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The other four mounts remain in-stock (Nikon, PL, M43, Sony EeeeEeee).

(ENDED) Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for $189 (Canon)

This daily deal expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

The B&H Daily Deal good until Monday 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the Canon mount version of the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for $189 with free shipping and handling…

Pre-order new Fuji 23mm f2 R WR XF for $450

Last night we got the new Canon 5D IV and lenses, today it is Fuji’s turn to have new products available for pre-order, starting with the brand new 23mm f2 XF R WR lens available in silver or black (but not in a Las Vegas Raiders uniform) with a pre-order price of $449 at B&H Photo and Adorama. Shipping estimate is late September 2016. This has been added to the New Lenses of 2016 Tracking page.

Pre-order new Canon 16-35mm f2.8L III ($2200) and 24-105mm f4L IS II ($1100) Lenses

Alongside the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon has unleashed two new four-figure Canon EF (D)SLR lenses and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ 16-35mm f2.8L III for $2200 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself

+ 24-105mm f4L IS II for $1100 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself

Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens for $85 [m43]

The Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens (model BCL-0980) for Micro Four Thirds Cameras is currently on sale for $85 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 units per customer.

Pre-order Kipon Baveyes Ultra 0.7x Adapter for Hasselblad MF Lenses to Sony E or Leica M or SL bodies

Adorama is now accepting pre-orders for the new Kipon Baveyes Ultra 0.7x Adapter available in three different options. It lets you attach Hasselblad Medium Format Lenses to either Sony E/NEX camera bodies or Leica M, or Leica SL. The pre-order price is $495 for each option.

In-stock now: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $1499

Grab your E-wallets, the Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Lens for the Sony E-mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1499 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

Nikon Macro and Portrait Bundle with Either Free Filters or $20 Rewards for $497

In addition to the new Nikons available for pre-order there is a new promotion on their Macro Portrait 2-Lens kit, it is bundled with various 52mm filters and a cleaning kit for the same price of $497 at Adorama. If you don’t need the extra accessories, you can also get it for the same price with $20 promotional rewards instead of the free filters (promotional rewards to be used in future purchases at Adorama).

Both kits are in-stock and ready to ship with free shipping. The lenses are the same as before, the 35mm f1.8G AF-S DX non-VR and 85mm f3.5G AF-S ED VR DX Micro (= Macro in Nikon-speak).

Pre-order new Nikon AF-P 70-300 and 18-55 DX Lenses (Four Options, $200 to $400)

While the new Nikon D3400 kit options were straightforward, things are a bit more complicated in the new AF-P Nikon lenses. Two different lenses are available in two different options each, with and without VR. An interesting decision here, perhaps with an eye towards bundling them in different ways and discounting them? Regardless..

… the four new AF-P lenses are now available for pre-order as follows:

+ 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED AF-P DX VR for $400 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED AF-P DX non-VR for $350 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 18-55 f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 18-55 f3.5-5.6G DX non-VR for $200 at Adorama and B&H Photo

These have been added to the new Interesting New Lenses of 2016 tracking page. We no longer track most non-RAW P&S fixed lens digital cameras over there.

Pre-order new Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus for $849 (E-mount)

Santa brought Auto Focus technology to Rokinon-Samyang, and their putting that gift to good use with another new Sony E-mount FE lens with AF, it is the 14mm f2.8 and it is available for pre-order for $849 with free expedited shipping and a October 2016 release estimate at B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM for $599 (C/N/A)

Zoom time is over, this daily deal expired…

It’s both Shiguma time and F2.8 zoom time! The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens for $599 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Sigma SA is not on sale. You also get 4% promotional rewards (around $24 to be used in future purchases).

Adorama Lens Sale (various brands, big and small)

Adorama has just launched a Lens Sale featuring brands big and small, a variety of manufacturers, featuring 30+ lenses and mount adapters, along with other related camera accessories. Due to time constraints I can’t go through them right now and post individual deals, that will have to wait for tomorrow. But you don’t have to wait for me, you can check the sale on your own if you wish 🙂

(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $275 to $385 (six options)

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Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 STM with 1-Year Seller Warranty for $99 with free shipping

Back to the eBay Deals action we go, where eBay seller DealsAllYear (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lenses for $99 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer. Given the low price, and simplicity of 50mm prime lens designs, this is a fairly lower risk purchase if you are going to go for an imported/grey-market item. Over 600 units got sold so far.

In comparison, this lens goes for $125 with free shipping at authorized dealers, eg Adorama (with $5 promotional rewards).

Refurbished Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II for $120

Nikon’s entry-point telephoto is going for $120 refurbished, so of course Canon’s too would be on sale. Probably a coincidence but the narrative is fun 🙂 Regardless…

… B&H Photo is offering the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens for $120 with free expedited shipping. It comes with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II for $119

Back to the eBay Deals where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II lens for $119 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. Over 500 lenses got sold from this listing so far. It comes with the usual 90-day Nikon USA refurbished items warranty.

Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 with Extras, Rewards, Corel for $399

Macro time for APS-C Canon shooters, the Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 is bundled with the Corel software (including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X7), $8~ in promotional rewards, a lens wrap, a 52mm Filter Kit (UV, CPL, ND2), a capleash and a cleaning kit for the authorized dealer price of $399 at Adorama.

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with $28 Rewards for $700 (Fuji X, Sony E)

You won’t find these tweets on Twitter, but you will find them at B&H Photo, it’s the Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $699 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases). It is available for the Fuji X and Sony E mirrorless systems.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD with $99 Rewards for $999 (C/N)

It’s time to party like you are spending $999 but also getting $99 to spend in a future party. It is the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon mounts at B&H Photo. These also get you 10% rewards (= $99) to use in future B&H purchases. This is a limited time offer, the expiration date is unknown to me.

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD for $479 (Canon only)

This sale is for the Canon version only, B&H Photo is offering the Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD lens for $479 with free expedited shipping. This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown to me.