Refurb Olympus 25/1.8 for $200, OM to M43 Adapter for $135

The latest refill of the Olympus Outlet store includes, among other factory refurbished items with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, the following:

+ refurb Olympus MF-2 OM Adapter (OM to Micro Four Thirds) for $135
+ refurb M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 for $200
+ free shipping with orders of $100; otherwise $5 flat ship

Pre-order new Pentax 50mm f1.4 SDM AW HD FA

50mm primes have a “special relation” with photography, and to celebrate this, Pentax has a brand new 50mm prime lens, it is the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens available for pre-ordering for $1200 at B&H Photo

Now shipping: Fuji Macro MCEX-45G WR Xtension Tube, Meyer-Optik GR 35/2.8 (Canon EF)

A couple of new lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo, with free expedited shipping, as follows:

+ Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 35+ 35mm f/2.8 for $1599 in the Canon EF option
+ the other options (Nikon F, Penta K, M42) are not in-stock yet

+ Fujifilm MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tube for $329

Pre-order new Rokinon 24mm f2.8 [Sony E] for $399

More Rokinon action! In addition to the 14/2.8 AF Canon version being a B&H Daily Deal, Rokinon is back with another brand new autofocus prime lens available for pre-ordering, it is the 24mm f2.8 auto-focus for the Sony E-system going for $399 with pre-orders accepted at B&H Photo

Pre-order new Sigma 105/1.4 ART HSM [C/N/E/Si]

Another day, another new lens available for pre-ordering. It is Shiguma time once again, their new 105mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens is available for pre-ordering for $1599 at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon, Canon, and Sigma SLR systems and Sony E full frame mirrorless system.

Sub-$100 refurb zooms return to Oly Outlet store

Another refill of the Olympus Outlet store brings back two budget refurbished zoom lenses with the usual 90-day Olympus USA warranty and free shipping with orders of $100+ (otherwise it is $5 flat shipping):

+ M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60
+ M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II for $90
+ both are in-stock as of the time of writing
+ you can find them all at the Olympus Outlet store, sorted by price

Pre-order new Tamron 18-270 Di II VC PZD [C/N]

Speaking of pre-ordering, another Tamron superzoom lens is now available for pre-ordering, it is the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD going for $350 in your choice of Nikon or Canon DSLR systems at B&H Photo

Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS for $1100 w/freebies

The new condition Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS lens is currently on sale for $1099 at authorized Canon dealers, some of which are offering freebies as well. At Adorama you get a free filter kit, Corel software bundle, and a few other free lens-y accessories (lens shade, tether, cleaning kit)… At B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards ($44~ to be used in future purchases there)… At Amazon, Prime members get a 5% statement credit ($55~) if you pay with one of the Prime credit cards…

(ENDED) Olympus 25mm f1.8 [m43] w/90D W for $165

This sold out…

The randomness that is the Woot Plus Camera sales added a handful of lenses for sale. AS of the time of writing, they are all sold out except for the new condition Olympus 25mm f1.8 [m43] going for $165 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Free S&H for Prime members or $5 flat. Limit up to three lenses per customer at the sale price.

(ENDED) KEH Flash Sale: 15% off Lenses until 6pm ET w/coupon [1500+ options]

This 8-hour flash coupon expired… KEH is back with an 8-hour flash sale! Good until 6pm ET on Monday 5/14/18, coupon code LENS5A gets you 15% off Lenses at KEH Camera. Over 1500 options are available. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon promotion…

Pre-order new Sigma 70/2.8 DG ART Macro for $569

Macro prime time now, Adorama is accepting pre-orders for $569 for the new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro Lens in the following systems: Canon EF system and Sigma system and Sony E system.

UPDATE: pre-orders for these are also accepted at B&H Photo.

There is no Nikon option yet…

Refurb Nikon 70-300/4.5-6.3 DX VR w/90D W for $150 [WAS $160]

If you are a fan of manufacturer refurbished lens, Adorama is offering the Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED VR in such condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $150 [WAS $160] with free shipping and handling for a limited time. Certainly a better value than buying it in new condition price!… Price updated 5/5/18…

(ENDED) Monday (B&H): Rokinon 50/1.4 FE for $500, Reikan FoCal Lens Calibr for $90, Dracast BiC Ringlight for $99

These daily deals expired but for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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Refurb Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM w/1-YR W for $190

The new condition of the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens goes for $280 at authorized dealers with freebies (eg Adorama) but if you want to shave $90 off that price, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $190 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty at the official Canon USA store.

Note however that this lens is part of the Canon Portrait and Travel Two Lens Kit (bundled with the 50/1.8 EF) for $350 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Amazon itself and Adorama (with extras)…

Various Free Items (Roki or Sigma Lenses or 27″ LG TV or Tascam) bundled with select Sony Sale Cameras

In addition to the current round of Sony Instant Savings that went live on Sunday, BuyDIG is bundling a variety of useful free products as part of their Sony sale. Some cameras get a free Rokinon or Sigma lens, others get a free Tascam recorder, while the a7R II gets a 27″ LG display (!!!). You can find them all nicely organized in a grid over there.

Refurb Olympus 40-150 f4-5.6 R for $60 [m43]

The action continues at the Olympus Outlet Store with items going in and out of stock. On the in-stock side of things, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R is back in-stock for $60 plus $5 flat shipping. Shipping is free with orders of $100+. It is in-stock again as of the time of writing.

(ENDED) Wedn (B&H): Sigma 100-400/5-6.3 DG OS HSM w/UV Filter for $599, VidPRO, ShutterBoss

These daily deals expired but for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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(ENDED) Lightdow 35mm F1.7 MF APS-C (Sony E) for $63

These lightning deals expired…

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Used Sony DT 55-200mm f4-5.6 SAM for $59

Another lens participating in the 20% off in-cart discounts is the Sony DT 55-200mm f4-5.6 SAM (SAL55200-2) dropping to $59 with free shipping. This is the international version of the lens, but used items don’t get warranty anyway.

Used Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $219 (Canon) and $224 (Nikon)

Among the cameras participating in the previously mentioned earlier today 20% off Earth Week promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals is the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD for $219+ in the aforelinked Canon EF version (“Used – Very Good”) and $224+ (“Used – Good”) in the Nikon system (or $238~ in “Used – Very Good” condition).

This goes for $369 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

Used Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 ART DC (Nikon) for $538

The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM goes for $800 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama, but if you are comfortable with used, and if you want the Nikon version, it is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $538~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, or $568 in “Used – Like New” condition. This link shows other sellers as well (only Amazon Warehouse Deals items are eligible for the 20% off in-cart discount)…

This too is among the cameras participating in the previously mentioned earlier today 20% off Earth Week promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

(SOLD OUT) Refurb Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60

AS of 4/14/18 AM recheck, this sold out…

The new condition Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R can go as low as $100 when on sale, but if you want to save more, you can right now get the manufacturer refurbished version in silver for $60 plus $5 flat shipping at the refilled Olympus Outlet store. Already the black color scheme sold out since the morning. Shipping is free if your order total is $100+. It comes with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The silver is in-stock as of the time of writing.

(ENDED) KEH EX and EX+ Used Gear coupon: 10% off Cameras, 15% off Lenses, 20% off Accessories

This coupon promotion expired…

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SLR Magic Sale: Ten Lenses including 8mm f4 for $149

The budget smartphone revolution is further fueling budget and alternative lens manufacturers (other than the usual suspects). Among them is SLR Magic and there is a sale of Ten SLR Magic Lenses at B&H Photo as part of their B&H NAB 2018 Specials running until 4/14/18. It includes:

+ 8mm f4 for $149 in M43
+ 35mm f1.2 FE Cine for $299 in Sony E
+ 50mm f1.1 Cine for $259 in Sony E
+ 75mm f1.4 FE Cine for $299 in Sony E
+ 35mm T0.95 Mark II for $899 in M43 and Fuji X
+ 10mm T2.1 Cine for $499 in M43
+ 17mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount for BMPCC for $299
+ Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter (Compact) for $449
+ Anamorphot-50 2.0x with Rangefinder Cine Adapter Kit for $1499
+ see them all at the B&H SLR Magic sales
+ some of them get 2% promotional rewards as well

Olympus Outlet store refilled – now has 23 items

The Olympus Outlet store has been refilled! There are now 23 items listed in the manufacturer refurbished category with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and free shipping with orders of $100+!

In addition to the previously mentioned ones, they added [sorted by price below]:

+ 40-150/4-5.6 R for $60
+ 14-42/3.5-5.6 EZ for $150
+ 25/1.8 for $200
+ 45/1.8 for $240
+ E-M10 II body for $300
+ 60/2.8 MACRO for $320
+ 17/1.8 for $330
+ 75-300/4.8-6.7 II for $360
+ 12/2 for $429
+ E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for $430
+ 14-150/4-5.6 II for $450
+ 75/1.8 for $600
+ 7-14/2.8 PRO for $975
+ some are available in silver and black

This link shows them all sorted by price in ascending order. You can adjust the sorting and view over there using their navigation options.

More on these later today as I find time to price-check them individually and such…

$30 off each one of the Sigma DN ART Primes [E/m43]

If you are a fan of the Sigma ART DN mirrorless prime lenses, for the month of April, they are having an Instant Savings promotion, nicely organized at Adorama that is $30 off, with the prices becoming:

+ 19/2.8 for $169
+ 30/2.8 for $169
+ 60/2.8 for $209

These are available in silver and in black but not in Raiders colors. They are offered in the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E systems.

Note that Adorama will begin shipping orders on Sunday…

Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $100

This recurring sale is back on again! The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom is down to $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself… Or you can buy this lens for $20 when purchased together with the Olympus E-M5 II

Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $240 [m43]

I just refreshed the Olympus Outlet store and surprise surprise, a lens has appeared, it is the refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 going for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

In new condition this lens goes for $350 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo) or you can get it for $270 as grey market (no warranty)…

Now shipping: Opteka 50mm f2 for Sony E for $90 w/FS

If you are a fan of budget primes and a fan of the Sony E-system too, we have good news for you, the Opteka 50mm f2 is now in-stock and shipping for $90 with free shipping at B&H Photo. It had already been available for the Fuji X, M43rds, Canon EF-M and the Nikon 1 system.

Still Good: Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings

With the Passover closing at the end of the week, if you need Zeiss lenses to get to you in the near term, Adorama is continuing their Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings promotion with a variety of discounts on DSLR and mirrorless lenses. The lenses are sorted over there by the instant savings discount, ranging from $500 off to $150 off. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no mail-in rebates…

(ENDED) Imported Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS for $330 after coupon

This iteration of the coupon expired, but if you missed it, fear not – it returns every few days/weeks…

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(SOLD OUT) Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens for $1540

As of a 3/29/18 AM recheck, this sold out…

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Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Ultra Wide for $249 [C/E]

The winning lottery letters for this sale are C and E! The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ultra wide manual focus lens is on sale for $249 with free shipping in the Sony E system (model FE14M-E) and the Canon EF system (model FE14M-C). Maximum of three per system per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The other system options are not on sale…

7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF Lens w/freebies: $66 [m43], $70 [E, X]

If you are a boldly going explorer of 3rd-party manual focus lenses, there are some freebies and tiny discounts on the 7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF lens by various fulfilled by Amazon.

The Micro Four Thirds version has a $4 off clip-on coupon dropping it to $66 and has a cleaning kit that includes …gloves with it [useful for OJ cosplay as well].

No clip-on coupons for the Fuji X version but it gets a free lens pouch, while the Sony E version gets the glove cleaning kit from the paragraph above.

Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $269 [X/m43], $274 [E]

It’s Samyang time! Their new condition Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $269 with free shipping in the silver color scheme at B&H Photo in the Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds systems. The Sony E option goes for $279. The black color schemes are slightly higher ($10 to $20 more).

Meanwhile the Rokinon version of this lens goes for $274 with free shipping in the Sony E version along with $5.50~ in promotional rewards. The other system options are higher than the Samyang versions.

Who thought it was a good idea to create two names/brands for the same lenses? Why not create a third one, Rokiyang? And a forth one, Samkinon? And a fifth one, Yangroki? 🙂

SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens for $149 [m43]

Prime lenses are a good way to feed your lensaholic hunger without emptying the wallet. Speaking of which, on the micro four thirds front, the new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens is on sale for $149 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time instant savings promotion. Expiration date is not mentioned… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales

(ENDED) Kamlan 50mm f1.1 with 1-YR W for $140 w/FS [X, E, m43, EF-M]

As of 3/21/18 this offer is expired but most of the Massdrop offers return every few weeks…

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

This eBay flash coupon promotion expired…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 24mm f2.8 STM EF-S for $99 after coupon

This coupon expired…

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FREE to Watch Streaming Class Starts 12pm ET: Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide

IF you are curious about the Nikon lens line-up, set your alarm clocks! Starting at 12pm eastern today (Saturday 3/17/18; I often type the date to make sure I know what day and date it is LOL) streaming for FREE is a repeat of the class by John Greengo (the CreativeLIVE Tech/Gadget Guy) Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide. The class will repeat overnight until 12pm eastern the next day, so if you are busy earlier on Saturday, you can watch it later. Much cheaper than movie tickets + popcorn + soda 🙂

This is among the classes free-streaming at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR. Yesterday I forgot to check, and of course they were running the Canon Lenses the Complete Guide. This is streaming until 12pm ET today. I don’t know if they plan to stream it again for Saturday. Some of the rebroadcasts run on back to back days, others are single day.

(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 85mm f1.8 EF for $286 w/free S&H

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(ENDED) 15% off on Canon Refurbished Gear with coupon

This coupon expired…

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue at the Canon USA refurbished store, where coupon code MRGREENIE gets you an additional 15% off refurbished camera gear until Tuesday 3/20/18 at 11:59pm eastern time. Free shipping with orders of $100+ as usual. One year Canon USA warranty on the refurbished products.

(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 STM for $80 after coupon

This coupon expired…

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Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE for $699 [and more E-lenses]

The Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE autofocus lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it headlines a sale of a trio of Samyang lenses for a limited time. The other two Sony E Samyang lenses on sale, also found at the same link, are:

+ 8mm f2.8 fisheye II for $259
+ 85mm f1.4 IF for $249
+ only the 35/1.5 is autofocus; the two above are manual focus;

Speaking of the Sony E-system, B&H also has a sale on the SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE for $299 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (about $6 to spend in the future at B&H)…

7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 for $135 (Fuji X), $145 (Sony E)

The mirrorless system also brought with them a new generation of lens manufacturers such as 7artisans. I don’t know if these lenses are made by exactly seven optical artisans or they are made for photographic artisans, but the 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $135 with free expedited shipping in the Fuji X system at B&H Photo, while the Sony E version goes for $145…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $279 to $289 most systems; $329 Nikon AE, $379 Canon AE

Keeping it real with manual focusing, the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $279 to $289 in various systems (Pentax K, Sony A and E, Fuji X, Canon EF, and Olympus Four Thirds DSLR system). Meanwhile the chipped models (with “AE chip”; the lenses are fine, they don’t have things broken off “chipped”) go for $329 in Nikon and $379 in Canon, all these at B&H Photo… Some of these options also earn 2% promotional rewards…

(ENDED) Thursday (B&H): Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS for $259 [X/E/m43/EF-M]; Glicecam Centurion for $549; FlashBoss TTL 2-Transceiver Kit for $79 [C/N]

These expired BUT for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for $155 after coupon

A $9 off green clip-on coupon, drops the price of the new condition Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens from $165 to $156 sold by Voking with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. The price and clip-on coupon is available M43rds and Fuji X among the mirrorless and Canon and Nikon among the DSLRs. The Sony E version is not on sale and does not have a clip-on coupon.

SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 (Sony E) for $259

Prime time for Sony E shooters, the new condition SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 lens is on sale for $259 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. No promotional rewards at Amazon but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get a 5% statement credit.

Lens Sales at Adorama (583 options)

Adorama is having a lens-a-palooza sale with over 580 lenses participating. This is a mix of sales, instant savings promotions and such. You can filter them using the various options (manufacturer, price-range, etc) on the left hand side of their website. More on these later, being not-Watson means I cannot digest 583 lenses in milliseconds 🙂