The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens is offered for $209 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay among the latest eBay Deals, but you can get it for even less than that, $200 with free shipping is currently what Adorama charges. Optionally you can add Elements 15 for +$70 (expand the yellow “Special Offer” area. As usual, manufacturer refurbished Nikon camera gear come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Another Sigma lens on sale with a coupon, coupon code PPEBH16 gets you the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR mounts at B&H Photo for $900 along with 4% promotional rewards ($36 to be used in future purchases)… This is part of their Photo Plus specials which expire 10/22/16… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…
You don’t have to pay four figures for f2.8 PRO zooms. Sigma to the rescue! Their Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG lens is on sale for $650 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($26~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR mounts. No coupon code needed… This is part of their Photo Plus specials which expire 10/22/16… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…
Can lenses have babies? I’ll leave that question to the optics experts. In the meantime, the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 lens is going for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code PPEBH16 over there… It is available for both DSLRs (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) and Mirrorless (Fuji, M43, Sony E, Samsung NX) systems… This is part of their Photo Plus specials… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…
The official BuyDig eBay store is running a new promotion, Buy One Item, Get The Second One for 10% off. A total of 49 certified refurbished cameras and lenses are participating including Nikon DSLR lenses, the Olympus E-M5 and E-M10 Mark IIs, the E-PL5, various Nikon APS-C dSLRs up to the D7200, and a few Coolpixes too up to the P900 uber-zoom.
NOTE: you must purchase two items for this promotion. The discount will be applied to the LOWEST PRICE ITEM, so strategically this promotion maximizes your savings if the two items are as close in price as possible.
The Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art prime lens currently goes for $900 with free accessories at authorized dealers (eg Adorama) but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses…
… to the eBay Deals we return where the “Deals All Year” eBay store (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens for $779 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sigma). Limit nine per customer.
The Nikon 50mm f1.8G full frame lens goes for $217 at authorized dealers that also include free accessories OR promotional rewards with it (eg various options at Adorama).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses, and you don’t need the extra accessories/rewards, then off to the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Deals All Year” (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $172 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty (not a Nikon USA warranty). Limit 9 per customer. Over 560 units got sold so far from this listing per the stats there.
(ENDED) Aputure DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Lens Adapter for EF* to Either M43rds or Sony E for $239
This offer expired…
The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday is the new condition Aputure DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Lens Adapter for EF and EF-S Mount Lenses for either E-Mount or Micro Four Thirds cameras for $239 with free shipping each. You can select E-mount or M43rds using the tabs over there at the product page.
The Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC DSLR lens goes for $800 in new condition at authorized Shiguma dealers which are allowed to offer promotional rewards or bundle it with various free accessories (eg Adorama).
Alternately you can get it in certified refurbished condition with full warranty for $720 with free shipping by Beach Camera thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).
Or if you are willing to take on even more risk, among the latest Trending eBay Deals, Hong-Kong seller “e-Infinity Shop” (99.7%, ships from Hong Kong) is offering the Canon version of the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC for $650 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sigma). This ships from Hong Kong.
The Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA E-mount lens goes for $1000 at authorized dealers which are bundling it with various freebies, including a $50 gift card at Adorama, but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Sony USA), to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering new condition grey-market imported Sony Zeiss Sonnar T 55 mm F/1.8 ZA FE Lenses for $700 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. The usual grey-market trade-offs apply.
This daily deal expired, but Rokinons return to the Gold Box every few days to weeks…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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).
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
This 6-hour lightning deal expired…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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…
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.
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:
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.
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.
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).
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:
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.