Fuji 27mm f2.8 with 1yr Spills & various free accessories for $250

This Fuji is guaranteed to be in-stock (at least as of the time of writing), the Fuji 27mm f2.8 R lens is bundled with various free accessories (39mm UV filter, lens wrap, lens tether, cleaning kit) a one year NewLeaf spills/drops warranty and 4% rewards (=$10~) for $250, in either black or silver at Adorama (the accessory bundles are towards the middle of the listings).

If you have gift cards waiting to be spent elsewhere, it also goes for $250 but without free accessories at Amazon and B&H Photo (4% rewards).

Mon: Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye (C/N/A/P) for $180

The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Monday 8/31/15 is the new condition Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Ultra Fisheye lens in the Canon, Nikon, Pentax or Sony Alpha SLR mounts offered for $180 with free shipping. Click on the tab-names of the mounts over there to select the mount of interest. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Monday or earlier if sold out… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals page

Imported Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS for $1180

This is not a dejavu, this is the third Sony E-mount lens that is offered in grey-market imported condition by Get It Digital (99.7%) as part of the eBay Deals. It is the new condition grey-market with a three year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Sony) Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS (model SEL70200G) offered for $1180 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

At authorized Sony retailers, such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon this goes for $1400.

Imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250

The new condition price of the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR at authorized Nikon USA dealers of $500 is out of touch with reality – partly because this lens is bundled with select DSLR kits, and the prices want to nudge buyers towards the kits. Regardless, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear without a Nikon USA warranty…

… among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition grey-market imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer from eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%).

Imported Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* for $740

The grey market (imported cameras without manufacturer’s USA warranty) party continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is Get It Digital (99.7%) offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* lens for the E-mount offered for $740 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a three year warranty from Get It Digital, not Sony USA. Over 500 units sold so far from this eBay listing.

The warranty is described in the eBay listing as:

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At authorized USA dealers, in new condition, this lens goes for $900, at well-respected retailers such as Adorama (lots of free lens accessories) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, it’s because last week we also mentioned a different grey-market imported Sony-Zeiss lens, the Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) which went (and still goes) for $700, also from Get It Digital.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $184

Back to the eBay Deals with another grey-market imported prime. This time it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G SLR lens offered for $184 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%). Limit five per customer.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $220 with free lens accessories at places such as Beach Camera upon Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The last two also offer 2% promotional rewards (= $4.xx)

Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 (Canon EF) for $53 w/free s&h

Back in our time, when prime lenses were $50, we had to climb the hill backwards four times a day, in five feet of snow, with bone chilling howling winds, while the sun scorched at 130 degrees above.

Time to put back on those climbing-the-hill backwards boots, because you can now get a new condition 50mm prime for around $50. It is the new condition Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 lens (for Canon EF) offered for $53 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It comes with a one year warranty even!

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $90

To the eBay Deals we go with a rare occurrence, a prime lens under $100. It is new condition, but it is imported (grey market). However, a basic 50mm f1.8 prime lens is a much lower risk than $5000 tilt-shift walking-on-eggshells lens, so it’s up to you to enter your risk matrix and reach a decision.

Mumbling aside, this is a new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $90 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Over 2400 units have been sold so far from this listing.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $125, such as Amazon and B&H Photo where the imported goes for $110.

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings ends 9/5/15

The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.

Nikon SLR Lens Instant Savings expire 8/29/15 (8 options)

The current iteration of the Nikon SLR Lens instant Savings are set to expire on 8/29/15. Eight lenses are participating. These are straight up discounts on the lenses, you don’t need to buy a camera body or sing or dance to get them. You can find the nicely organized at B&H Photo

Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 MegaOIS (m43) for $300

Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds users! B&H Photo is offering the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS superzoom lens for $300 with free shipping… Optionally you can file a mail-in rebate with Panasonic that triples the warranty (three years instead of one). This requires a sacrificial lamb: you have to include the UPC barcode from the lens box…

PS: if you accidentally mis-align your right hand while trying to touch type “Mega OIS”, you end up with …”Mega POS”.

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. A number of red-ink items are out of stock, but about half of them remain:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

Imported Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens for $700

One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.

This lens goes for $900 at authorized Sony retailers such as B&H Photo (4% rewards = $36~) and Amazon and Adorama (six free accessories).

Save $1200 when Buy Pentax 645Z _and_ One Lens From Choice of 15 [two options are FREE after combo discount]

If you are interested in getting the Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera, Adorama has an “optical encouragement” for you. If you purchase the Pentax 645Z body only kit TOGETHER with ONE LENS from a list of 15 eligible 645 lenses, you will save $1200 on the total purchase amount. No coupon, no rebate, just add one of the lenses to the bundle and add the bundle to the shopping. You can only add ONE lens to this promotion – you cannot turn it into a money-maker fatwallet-style :)

There are two lenses in the lot that go for $1200 (or less), essentially making the lenses FREE (55/2.8, 200/4). The discount cannot be bigger than the price of the lens, so the $1100 lens is only a $1100 discount. The next lowest price lens of the lot is the 45mm f2.8 (645) which goes for $1300, so with the combined purchase discount, you are essentially getting it for $100.

This is a screenshot crop of the right side of the Adorama shopping cart after you add the 645Z and the 55/2.8 lens. You still have to press the green Add Bundle to Cart to proceed with the order…

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Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 DA HD ED WR for $320

The Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 DA HD ED WR lens is currently on sale for $320 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Flashes, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. Some could argue this may be more than what they do for new condition items :) Participating are:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)

+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)

+ refurbished Speedlite Flashes (four options in-stock, one sold out)

+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

+ time-permitting I will go through them later on, but I don’t want you to miss out any potential deals that sell out until I find time to go through them all (already a few of the red-ink items are sold out).

15% off Borrow Lenses coupon

BorrowLenses.com offers a 15% off discount by using coupon code BTS15 on any rental order that starts by Friday 8/21/15. The coupon expires 8/17/15.

Refurbished with 4yr warranty Sigma 18-250 DC OS for $230 (C/N/A/P)

More superzoom action at the eBay Deals, this time of the SLR kind. The Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM macro lens is currently offered for $230 with free shipping and a four year warranty (1+3) by Adorama’s eBay store in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, this had been offered a few weeks ago for $250 by Buydig thru the eBay deals.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye for $190 (Pentax/E-mount) to $210 (Nikon FF)

Adorama has a sale on five different variations of the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens with the Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount going for $190 (the last two on the page), with the Fuji X and different E-mount for $200 and the Nikon full frame going for $210. These are manual focus lenses.

Lens Instant Savings at B&H: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma

More B&H action, this is a round-up of the current Lens Instant Savings promotions running:

+ Canon SLR Lenses and flashes (21 lenses, 2 flashes)
+ Nikon SLR Lenses (8 lenses)
+ Sony SLR and Mirrorless Lenses (many options)
+ Pentax SLR Lenses (36 options)
+ Sigma SLR Lenses (186 options) – use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout for more discounting for the Sigmas

Open box Sony 28mm f2 FE for $364 vs $450 new condition with lots of extras

If you are comfortable with open-box lenses, Best Buy currently has the open box Sony 28mm f2 FE lens for $364 with free shipping. Their description is as follows: “Returned, used as display model in store, or opened due to packaging damage but remains in like-new condition.” You can locate open-box options on the top line, between the product name and price box (annotated screesnot crop below):

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The new condition price at authorized dealers is $450. Some retailers offer extra free accessories with it at $450, making the decision more difficult. For example, Adorama includes a 3-filter kit, lens pouch, lens wrap, cleaning kit, and Corel software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7).

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD with 4% rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR (C/N/A)

Rule #4975.34.AV30iiv (0.453 revision) of the Brand Fairness Doctrine requires that every time we mention a Tokina special, we have to match it with a Tamron offer, if nothing else, because those two names are too similarly confusing, at least to newcomers to the world of photography 😉 With that unnecessary introduction out of the way, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD Lens is offered for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate (MIR) plus 4% promotional rewards (= $50~) by B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Minolta Alpha mounts.

Lensbaby Special Edition Spark 50mm f2 for $60 (C/N)

The Lensbaby Special Edition Spark 50mm f2 Selective Focus Lens is currently on sale for $60 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at Adorama, available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts. Offer ends 8/31/15.

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX-II with 4% rewards for $400 (N)

The lens party continues at B&H, this time for Nikon DSLR photographers, the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II ATX lens is on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards ( = $16~). The Canon and Sony Minolta Dyxum A-mount also go for $400 but don’t get the 4% promotional rewards.

Sigma Lens and Flash Specials (62 options; additional discount with coupon)

B&H Photo has a big sale on 62 Sigma Lens options. Additionally, coupon code PSWBH15 entered at checkout can further discount the lenses by up to $50 off more (I can’t test the coupon on 62 lenses and live to tell, so that’s DIY on any lenses you might be interested in). This is part of their PhotoshopWorld sale festivities. Coupons expire 8/16/15.

Participating are lenses for DSLRs and mirrorless systems, along with a few flash units. Lens prices range from $209 to $1509 before the coupon is entered. A number of participating items also earn 4% promotional rewards (but not everything listed there).