Kamlan 28mm f1.4 MF lens for $150 [various systems]

For about three days and change (as of the time of writing of this blog post), Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus lens for $150 with free US shipping in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds or Canon EF-M.

These will ship in mid-September from the vendor. The listing does not mention warranty, so assume there is none.

Monday (EU): select Sony E and RX on sale

To Amazon Germany we go for Monday 19/8/19 (European style not-quite-palindrome date) where their headliner is a Sony Electronics sale that includes the following camera and photo gear:

+ Sony a5100 with 16-50 for 389 euro
+ Sony a6000 with 16-70Z for 999 euro
+ Sony a6500 with 16-70Z for 1619 euro

+ Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS Vario T* for 1049 euro

+ Sony RX10 II for 865 (#DailyReminder, the blazing fast AF was introduced in the Mark IV)

+ Sony RX100 III with Vlogger kit (VCT-SGR1) for 509 euro

KEH Flash Sale: 10% off many used Lenses with coupon

KEH Camera is back with a flash sale! Coupon code LENS8A gets you 10% off many used lenses at KEH Camera. Excluded are Leica-branded products, NEW condition products and “Used – Like New” products. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies ~ you can test the coupon without logging in or creating a user account.

The info is not clear on whether the coupon is good for Thursday August 16 (2019) only or whether it will continue for the weekend, so please factor that in your shopping e-plannings…

Friday Lightning Deals: Jintu 420-800mm f8.3-16 (Canon), lots of Neewer gear, etc

Thunderbolt and lightning but the Camera & Photo lightning deals are not very frightening ๐Ÿ˜‰ These are some potentially interesting offers running for the next 24 hours or so (as of the time of writing of this post):

+ starts 11:24am ET: JINTU 420-800mm f/ 8.3-F16 Lens for Canon
+ price before sale $99
+ it averages 4.2 out of 5 with 10 customer reviews and with nine answered questions

+ Neewer PRO i-TTL flash, 63-inch carbon fiber tripod, waterproof backpack, Lighting/Background mega kit, movie kit, macro ring light, charger with two batteries replacements for the Canon LP-E6, bi-color with U, reflectors, etc

+ LED panel, monocular, etc from various brands

+ Nixplay Seed 13.3-inch digiframe

+ action cams from Apeman et al

15% off select Canon Camera Gear with KEH Camera Coupon [ends Thursday at 11:59pm ET]

Canon fans, it’s time you reload your wallet canons! Good until Thursday August 8 in 2019, coupon code CAN8A gets you 15% off select Canon camera gear. You can test the coupon in the shopping cart without creating an account or logging in. Only the featured items are eligible for the coupon during this promotion… Remember that KEH includes a 180-day warranty on items that are in conditions better than AS-IS and “UG” (ugly)… Happy deal fishing ๐Ÿ™‚

PS: poor us uglies, we don’t even get a warranty #UglyRights ๐Ÿ˜‰

Monday: Sigma 70-200/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (C/N) for $1199 [also: Benro, SmallHD, DLP]

It’s a Lens Day at the B&H Photo daily deals as fans of the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems have the option to purchase the new condition Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens for $1199 with free US shipping…

This and the other offers below expire on Monday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of time):

+ BenRo FIF28CIB2 Carbon Fiber Transfunctional iFoto Series 2 Tripod Kit for $199

+ SmallHD 1303 HDR 13″ Production Monitor for $2050

+ InFocus IN2136 4500-Lumen WXGA DLP Projector for $379

Nikon Lenses Instant Savings return with 28 DSLR options

Nikon fans unite and take over (or hide your e-wallets). The Nikon lenses instant savings promotion is back at B&H Photo with 28 DSLR system options available, a mix of primes and zooms, the vast majority of them being 35mm full frame lenses…

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (63 options)

IT’s ZEISS time at B&H Photo! They are currently running a Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings promotion featuring 63 options, with a mix of DSLR and mirrorless system lenses, the fast majority of which being 35mm full framers. Too many lenses to list here individually, but *SPOILER ALERT* they are prime lenses…

Wednesday: SLR Magic Cine II 50/1.1 (Sony E) for $269, Etc

Wednesday is here, the “Morning After” of Prime Day and B&H Photo is back with a lens in their Daily Deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any of them that may sellout):

+ SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 Lens (Sony E-Mount) for $269
+ did you know that if you take the “y” out of Sony it becomes Soy? #DadJokes ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head for $110

+ Denon Commander Sport Portable Water-Resistant 120W All-In-One PA System with Wireless Handheld Microphone for $299

+ EzViz BN-1444A2 4-Channel 4MP NVR with 2TB HDD and 4 4MP Outdoor Network Bullet Cameras Kit for $130

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $229 [Prime Deal]

I can’t post individually for every single one of the camera and photo lightning deals ~ you can find them over there in the typical Amazon format…ilter

… but when some of them are doing well percentage-claimed wise, I give in and post about them individually. Such is the case for the new condition Rokinon 14mm F2.8 manual focus lens, model FE14M-E, going for $229 with free shipping for PRIME members until 9:25pm ET or earlier if sold out. IT is 27% claimed as of 3:53pm ET.

And starting at 4:30pm ET, there will be lightning deals on some (or may be all) of the Kenko Nyumon filters. The listing has the full range from 37mm to 82mm, but it doesn’t say ahead of time which one(s) will be on sale…

Rokinon Prime Day Deals Have Began: 14/2.8 (N) for $236, 12/2 NCS CS (X) for $199, and more to come [Prime members only]

The first of the scheduled Rokinon prime lenses has gone live, it is the new condition Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC manual focus lens with a built-in AE chip for the Nikon system going for $236~ with free shipping. Prime members only. It is 20% claimed as of 10am eastern. It expires at 3:20pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Also gone live is the new condition Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS in the black color scheme for the Fuji X system going for $199. It is 17% claimed as of 10:09am ET. It expires 3:30pm ET or earlier if sold out.

You can find the rest of the Rokinon primes in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals or you can see the list of times in our previously posted Coming Up post

Rokinon 135mm f2.8 ED UMC for $340 [Fuji X] or $369 [Sony E, A]

The Prime Festivities continue with more …prime lens action, this time they are offering the new condition Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC teleprime for $340~ in the Fuji X system and $369~ in the Sony A and Sony E systems. As of 3:42pm ET, the Fuji X is 20% claimed and the Sony E is 28% claimed… The lightning deal is scheduled to end at 6:50pm ET… This too is for Prime members only…

KEH Camera: 20% off select Prime Lenses w/coupon [10% off most other Lenses]

UPDATE: non-Amazon and non-Prime readers are getting bombarded with Prime-only deals, so to sooth the pain, I am re-prioritizing this two-day KEH Camera prime lens coupon that is good for all shoppers, not just Prime members ๐Ÿ™‚

KEH Camera is jumping on the “Prime Day” party with a “Prime” deal of its own. You know where this is heading right? SPOILERS in the next paragraph if you want to guess before I spoil it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good until Tuesday 7/16/19 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code LNS7A gets you the following discounts:

+ 20% off on the Featured Prime Lenses

+ 10% off on most other Lenses at KEH Camera

+ as usual, restrictions and exclusions apply

Prime Deal: Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC fisheye II for $208 [Fuji X, EF-M, Sony E] (ends 12:35pm ET)

Also one of the Lightning Deals of the Prime Day festivities is another new condition …prime lens. It is the Rokinon 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye II offered for $208~ for Prime members only in your choice of Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Sony E (APS-C). They are between 11% and 18% claimed as of 8:25am ET. The sale ends 12:35pm ET or earlier for any options that manage to sell out ahead of its designated expiration…

Prime Deal: Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Auto Focus for $441 (FE) [ends 1:30pm ET]

Prime members, grab your e-wallets. Or more specifically your Amazon e-wallets because you have until 1:30pm ET today (or earlier if sold out) to decide whether you want to buy the new condition Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Auto Focus FE lens for the Sony E-system for $441~ with free shipping. This price is for Prime members only. It is 9% claimed as of 8:22am ET so it’s unlikely to sell out…

Rokinon AF 24mm f2.8 FE for $269

B&H Photo has also launched their own Not-Prime Day sale, and among them they have a prime lens, the new condition Rokinon AF 24mm f/2.8 FE going for $269 with free shipping. This is an Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system. This is a limited time and limited quantity sale that ends Tuesday night OR earlier if the allocated sale units are depleted…

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R M.Zuiko for $100

Woot is running yet another Garage sale, and among the Electronics garage items you can find the new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R M.Zuiko micro.four.thirds lens in the silver.color.scheme going for $100 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 calendar-day flat for non-members. It comes with a 1-year Olympus warranty…

The aforementioned sale also includes the previously-mentioned Zeikos Deluxe Medium Hard-Shell Camera-Case going for $28 with the same shipping terms/fees as above… There’s also a Canon NB-6H battery going for $20, and the BB-8 Droid with Force Band for $56…

NOTE also that Woot is celebrating its birthday and there are various sale-a-brations happening over there this week… Among other things, they are planning on selling 15,000 “Boxes of Crap” aka BOCs…

Tuesday: Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus (Sony E) for $269

If you are Starbucks Rewards member, Tuesday is Double Stars day, but of more on-topic interest, Adorama is running a snapshot / daily-deal with a 24 hour countdown on the new condition Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system for $269 with free US shipping. On the same listing you will also find options with free Mac or PC software BUT those are selling at the regular price of $349, not the sale price of $269.

Mirrorless Lenses under $500 (500+ options)

Among the latest action at Adorama (sales, instant savings, clearance, new arrivals, etc) they have a featured sale on Mirrorless Lenses under $500 with a staggering over 500 options available. OF course there are not 500+ individual/unique lenses, because most of the mirrorless lenses are available in multiple mirrorless systems. Participating in this sale are the camera manufacturers making lenses (Canon, Fuji, Sony, Panasonica, Olympus) , along with various 3rd party makers (Shiguma, Rokinon, Samyang, Meike, 7Artisans, HandEvision, etc)… There’s even two lenses for the good old adorkable Pentax Q system…

You can use the left hand side of the aforelinked pages to filter the results by manufacturer or “Lens Mount” or zoom ratio and so forth. Lots of filtering options.

PS: more posts with the various 4th of July sales in a few hours…

Sigma ART Lenses Instant Savings (ends AUG-07-2019)

Sigma ART lens fans, unite (your wallets?) and take over! B&H Photo is having an instant savings promotion on select Sigma ART lenses until August 7 in 2019:

+ 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $649
+ Canon EF, Nikon F, Sonya (okay, Sony A)

+ 70mm f2.8 DG Macro ART for $469
+ Canon EF, Sigma SA

+ 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $649
+ Pentax K, Sigma SA

Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f1.2 MF for $649 (Canon, Sony E), $699 (Nikon F), $749 (Pentax K), $849 (Sony A), $899 (Fuji GF)

Do you like fast primes, and manual focus? If so, there is a sale on the Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 manual focus lens as follows:

+ at B&H Photo the Canon EF and Sony E go for $650, the Nikon F for $700, the Sony A for $800, and the Fuji GF for $850

+ at Adorama.com the Sony E and Canon EF go for $649, while the Nikon F goes for $700
+ the Pentax K and Sony A are special orders and go for $750 and $800 respectively
+ the Fuji GF (not X) goes for $849

+ if you prefer to shop through Amazon (eg the 5% cashback rewards), the above price are available by various sellers (including Adorama) through amazon.com

Sunday: Sigma 100-400/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemp (C/N) for $549, AquaTech, SpyPoint, Acorn, Etc

It’s a bird, it’s a lens! Among the Sunday quartet of B&H Photo daily deals, the headliner is a Shiguma zoom lens of the CaNiKon kind:

+ Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for $549 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ AquaTech AxisGO Water Housing for iPhone 7 or 8 (Seashell White) for $79

+ SpyPoint LINK-DARK Cellular Trail Camera (Verizon Data Plan) for $250

+ Acorn Masterkey 25 – USB MIDI Controller for $35

Sigma 18-35mm f2.8 DC HSM ART (Nikon only) for $574

If you are a fan of the Nikon system, Massdrop is offering the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART lens for $574 with free US shipping and a 1-year Sigma warranty. Orders will ship in mid-July 2019 from the vendor…

Pre-order new Olympus MC-20 2X TeleConverter for $430

Olympus fans, it is time to convert your wallet cash to a converter lens ๐Ÿ˜‰ The new Olympus MC-20 2X teleconverter lens is now available for pre-ordering for $430 at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama among others… Lens compatibility in the aforelinked listings… This is a M43rds, aka M.Zuiko product…

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C mirrorless lens for $139 [limited time]

Good for another day and change, Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C lens for $139 with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty from Kamlan. It is available in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds and Canon EOS-M.

Orders will ship in mid-July 2019 from the vendor. Massdrop has sold over 430 units so far from their listings per the website over there…

Wednesday: Zeiss Batis 25/2 (Sony E) for $899, ONA Backpack, E-Image Tripod, 55″ LG, Zoom, Etc

It’s a Lens Day at the Wednesday B&H Photo daily deals with a six-pack of offers running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if any of them manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 for $899 for the Sony E system

+ E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head for $159
+ with Dolly for $219

+ ONA The Leather Clifton Camera and Everyday Backpack for $169

+ Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone for $80

+ LG C7C 55″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV for $1000
+ UHD 3840 x 2160, OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG HDR, Wi-Fi & Ethernet, etc

+ THRUSTMASTER T-GT Racing Wheel for $400

In other daily deals action, at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale of Estalon laptop bags, an Audeze gaming headphone for $299, a Roomba 860 for $270, and of more practical and mundane interest, various Gilette razors and blades…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies the headliner is the new condition 12.3″ Surface PRO, 6th generation, going for $699. This is without the Pen and without the keyboard-case-thing. It has 8GB RAM (which should really be minimum for any Windows computer without a single core processor), 128GB SSD, Core i5 processor, and things like that…

Having said that, the promise and premise of a Surface is kinda defeated when it is sold without the pen and keyboard-cover ~ you are essentially buying an expensive Windows tablet. When you add the Type Cover, the Pen, and the Moon Dial, the prices goes up up and away.

On the other hand, Surface fans can become Surface households, so they may already have the necessary accessories and they just need more devices. Oops, this is turning into an out of control post, so the time is writing to stop writing in this post, stop writing NOW ๐Ÿ™‚

Saturday: Shiguma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemp [C/N] for $729 {also: $35 Vanguard, $45 Magnus, $50 iKan Onyx, Spider, Vortex]

It’s a lens! Yes, a lens is headlining the super-loaded Sunday B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that manages to sell out):

+ SIGMA 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for $729 in either Canon or Nikon systems

+ Vanguard Sedona 34 DSLR Sling Bag for $25 in the blue color scheme
+ trip to Sedona NOT included

+ Magnus TR-13 Travel Tripod with Dual-Action Ball Head for $45

+ iKan Onyx 120 Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light for $50

+ SPIDER CAMERA HOLSTER SpiderPro Single Camera System for $79

+ Vortex 10×42 Fury HD Laser Rangefinder Binocular for $799

Sunday: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $100 [m43]

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm central time, Woot Electronics is offering the new condition Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in the silver color scheme for $100 with a 1-year Olympus warranty. Limit up to ten per customer [that’s what they are all getting for Christmas, after they received budget M43rds cameras the year before]. Shipping is free for Prime members (you have to connect your Prime and Woot accounts ~ a one time activity) or $6 flat for non-members…

Monday: Tokina 11-16/2.8 DX-II PRO (C/N) for $329, Feiyu 3-Axis, 34″ LG, OnC Light

Hooray! A lens is headlining the Monday B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 for $329 in your choice of Canon or Nikon DSLR systems (the “DX II”)

+ FEIYU AK4000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $380

+ CORE SWX TorchLED Bolt 250W On-Camera Light for $150

+ LG 34CB99-W 34″ 21:9 UltraWide Curved IPS Monitor for $649
+ IPS, HDMI & DisplayPort Inputsm 3440 x 1440, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

Sony 12mm f2 NCS CS MF for $249 [E/X/m43/EF-M]

For a limited time, Adorama is having a flash sale on the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF manual focus lens going for $249 with free US shipping in the Sony E, Fuji X, M43rds and Canon EF-M in the black color scheme. Additionally, the Sony E version is also on sale for $249 in the silver color while, while the silver Fuji X and M43rds go for $20 more…

Speaking of Adorama, they are having a limited time Studio/Lighting gear sale of their house brands (along with a few name brands like iKAN) for the weekend…

12% off Used Lenses with KEH Camera coupon (ends Fri PM)

Good until Friday May 10 in 2019 AD, up until 11:59pm ET, coupon code LENS5A gets you 12% off Used Lenses at KEH Camera. The offer excludes โ€˜NEWโ€™ and โ€˜Like Newโ€™ (LN) products. Leica branded lenses are also excluded.

As usual, the ultimate decider for what qualifies for the coupon is their shopping cart. You can “test” the coupon without having to login or create a KEH account: just add items of interest in the shopping cart and enter the coupon code and see what happens…

Canon 50mm f1.4 USM International for $270

The new condition with USA warranty of the Canon 50mm f1.4 USM lens goes for $330 with free accessories at some Canon USA authorized dealers like Adorama, or if you want to venture into the used market, it starts at $238~ at B&H Photo and KEH Camera

But if you prefer new condition for less than the USA model, the international model is currently offered in new condition for $270 with free US shipping at Massdrop. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing. It will ship in mid-May 2019 from Massdrop. The offer runs for the next seven days [from posting date here]. Shipping outside the US hovers around $10 (varies depending on country/region/continent obviously)…

Wedn (EU): Canon and Sony and M43rds and more camera sale

Amazon Germany decided to continue their Gold Box Spring Sale until Thursday instead of its previous ending of Monday. The Wednesday group of daily deals includes a Canon and Sony camera sale among other things:

+ Canon camera sale
+ 80D with 18-135 for 1125 euro
+ M50 body for 495 euro
+ M50 with lens for 585 euro
+ M50 two lens kit for 720
+ XC10 4K professional camcorder for 1420
+ G9 X II for 313 to 323
+ G7 X II for 473
+ also superzooms and camcorders

+ Sony and Friends camera sale
+ Sony a6500 body for 1055
+ Sony HX90 superzoom for 249
+ Sony RX100 III w/selfie grip for 499
+ various Sony and Sigma and Olympus lenses
+ Olympus E-PL9 with kit lens for 539
+ Panasonic G70 with kit lens for 429
+ Panasonic TZ58 superzoom for 149
+ camcorders

Among the other sales, it’s the return of the PC Gaming sale featuring many accessories, from keyboards/mice to headsets to mics and audio. There’s LEGOs and cat food and Fire tablets and coffee machines and various kitchen-y things of all sizes…

10% off Lenses at KEH with coupon (ends Sun PM)

KEH Camera fans, a new 5-day coupon is upon us! Using coupon code LENS4A you can get 10% off most lenses at KEH Camera. The coupon expires on Sunday APR-21-2019 at 11:59pm ET.

As always, there are exclusions: the coupon does NOT work on “New” and “Like New” condition products. LEICA branded products are also excluded from the promotion. You can test the coupon by entering it in their shopping cart without the need to login or signin…

Grey-market Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS II for $189

The new condition Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS III goes for $399 at authorized Fuji USA dealer such as B&H Photo

But if you want to pay half the price but not get any warranty, AND you are okay with the second generation (II) of the lens, for the next five days you can get it as international grey-market for $189 with free US shipping at Massdrop… Orders will ship at the end of April by Massdrop… This offer is only available to US addresses…

PS: speaking of Massdrop, they have brought back the Peak Design camera straps sale with the straps dropping to $40 ONCE you select a specific option in their shopping cart. The price you see on their website before these steps is $50… There are optional add-ons for $more$ as well… All available options are listed in the product description… They come with a Peak Design limited lifetime warranty… They will ship in late April 2019 by Massdrop…

Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 for $560 [MD]

Massdrop is back on again with a new lens offering. It is the new condition Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 lens offered for $560 with free US shipping. International shipping appears to hover around $10 but I can’t check all the countries in the universe ๐Ÿ™‚

There is no mention of warranty in the listing, and this is the international version of the lens. In other words, a grey market from the perspective of the US market.

The offer runs for the next seven days (from posting time) and will get shipping in mid-to-late April 2019 by Massdrop

In new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers this goes for $1000 (eg B&H, Adorama). Used prices start at $559 in condition “V” at Adorama

Kamlan 28mm f1.4 MF lens for $150 [X/E/m43/EF-M]

If you are a fan of mirrorless systems and manual focus prime lenses, the Kamlan 28mm F1.4 is currently offered for $150 at the Massdrop website for the next five days and change. This is available in four different mirrorless systems, Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M.

Orders will ship in mid-April 2019. The product description has no mention of a warranty, so assume there is none. Shipping is free in the US. International shipping is around $5, with the exact amount depending on individual countries and regions. A prime lens is not that hard to ship after all ๐Ÿ™‚

International Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO ED for $880 + S&H

If you are comfortable getting a PRO lens without a manufacturer warranty, Massdrop is offering for the next two days and change [from blog-posting time] the new condition Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO ED M.Zuiko lens for $880 plus shipping which is under $10 for the US zipcodes I tried and varying around $20 depending on country.

There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is no warranty. This is the international version of the lens. This is how they explain it on their page.

The orders will be shipped in mid-April of 2019 by Massdrop…

Fri/Sat (B&H): Oben Tripod, Lensbaby 50/5.6 SF (Nikon only) for $40, Etc

It’s breakfast at Tiffany’s and weekend at the B&H daily deals with this quartet running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (the Friday set runs for 48 hours instead of the usual 24 hours):

+ Lensbabies Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Nikon F Mount for $40
+ only the Nikon is on sale

+ OBEN AC-2361L 3-Section Aluminum Tripod for $90

+ Auray M-LED18-CL 18-LED Clip-On Music Stand Gooseneck Light (Cool/Warm Light) for $30

+ OP/TECH USA Work Mat (Medium, 20 x 32″) for $10

Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus Full Frame for $289 [E]

Now it’s 80s flashback time. Here I am, Rokinon you like a hurricane ๐Ÿ˜‰ Which brings us to the latest Adorama limited time (aka “Snapshot deal”) which is the new condition Rokinon 24mm f2.8 lens, a rare bird in that this is a Rokinon auto-focus lens(e), a full frame lens at that, and available in the Sony E system for $289 with free US shippings.

Mon: Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f2 (ZE) for $749, Etc

Hooray, once again a lens is headlining the Monday daily deals at B&H Photo, it is the Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE (Canon EF mount) going for $749 with free US shipping. Unfortunately for Nikon fans, the Nikon mount option is discontinued at B&H and obviously cannot be ordered or pre-ordered.

The other three offers:

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $60
+ Samson G-Track Pro USB Microphone with Built-In Audio Interface for $70
+ Pelican 1920B MityLite LED Flashlight for $17

Meanwhile at Amazon Germany Gold Box they are offering Philips TVs and Acer Swift laptops among their daily offerings…

UPDATE: at Woot Computers their daily deal is a refurbished 11.6″ Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Celery N3160, 4GB RAM, 16GB on-board, card reader, bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0, etc) for $100 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Creepy Google and all, there’s something very relaxing when you own a laptop that does NOT ever need to use Windows Update ๐Ÿ™‚

Pentax 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE HD DA for $177

No, this has not turned into a Pentax blog, it’s just that price-checking can sometimes work out like this. Another Pentax lens is on sale, the HD DA 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE is going for $177 with free shipping and handling by Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer) and also at B&H Photo

Used (heavily) Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 ED-AL SDM for $249 + S&H

The Pentax lens price-check is a gift that keeps on giving. This surfaced in the Adorama Used store, a well-used Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 ED-AL IF SDM is going for $249 plus shipping. Supplies are very limited, so if you don’t see anything at the aforelinked page, it means the used inventory sold out.

This is rated as condition “V” at Adorama, which, per their website:

Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA for $97

While price-checking the Pentax 35/2.4, another sub-$100 new condition Pentax prime surfaced, it is the 50mm f1.8 DA going for $97 as well by Amazon itself (up to three per customer) and also at B&H Photo and also at Adorama

Pentax 35mm f2.4 DA AL for $97 New OR $76 Used

Pentax prime time now! For $97, you can get the new condition Pentax 35mm f2.4 DA AL lens from Amazon itself with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, it looks like it may have been a price-match…

On the other hand, if you are fond of used lenses, you can get it for $76~ in “Used – Like New” condition in original packaging from Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Note that used supplies are limited, so it may have sold out by the time you read this. Always pay attention who the actual seller is on Amazon and at Amazon Warehouse Deals as many and more can offer products for sale over there…

PS: meanwhile in Europe, you can get this lens in “Used – Very Good” condition for 85~ euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Note that used inventory is limited, so it may be gone by the time you read this post…

Pre-order new Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens

If Canon has something up for pre-order, of course Nikon must needs match it, so Nikon is offering for pre-ordering their brand new Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens for $2300. Pre-orders are available at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon herself… Obviously, a compatible Z camera is needed to best utilize this lens ๐Ÿ™‚

EU: Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 Di LD Macro for 90 euro [C] or 100 [N/A]

If you are a fan of unstabilized zoom lenses, the new condition Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro is on sale for 90 euro in the Canon DSLR system and for 100 euro in the Nikon system (motorized) or in the Sony-Minolta A mount… Limit up to two units per customer at the sale price… This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The Pentax K is not available…

Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS MF for $249 [E/m43] or $269 [X/EF-M]

Adorama is running a limited time promotion [they call them “snapshot deals”] on the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF lens for $249 in the silver color scheme in the Sony E and Micro Four Thirds systems and $269 in the Fuji X and Canon M systems. Meanwhile the black color scheme goes for $269 with free shipping in all four aforementioned systems…

Mon: Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG ART HSM for $749 (C/N/A/P and E)

If lenses are kings, it’s the Return of the King at the Monday B&H Photo daily deals with a lens leading the way. It is the new condition Shiguma 35mm f1.4 DG ART HSM lens going for $749 with free shipping in five different systems. Yes, there are at least four young mirrorless-generation of photographers: Canon, Nikon, Sony A, and Pentax K. The lens is also available for Sony E… I don’t know if it’s foreshadowing or a bad omen, but the lens has …404 customer reviews as of the time of rating ๐Ÿ™‚

There’s two more items in the B&H daily deals, the MeFoto GlobeTrotter (not from Harlem through) Air Travel Tripod going for $50 in your choice from five trendy/trending color schemes of the pastel-inspired kind. There’s also a TP-Link smart-something thing…

Of potential interest to EU shoppers in the Monday Amazon Germany Gold Box, it’s the Huawei P20 going for 399 euro, the P Smart+ [mayhaps they didn’t think of the giggle-inducing name in casual-speak english] for 219 euro, and the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A (T585) tablet with LTE going for 190 euro…

Meanwhile at the Woot website there’s yet another MacBook sale, some HP Pavilion desktops, and an Android blast from the past with an unlocked Droid Turbo 2 smartphone…

Free Tripod with select Nikon f2.8 zoom lenses

If you are a fan of Nikon-branded lenses and tripods, you are in luck! For a limited time, Adorama is running a free Tripod with select Nikon lenses promotion. The free tripod depends on which lens you buy. The MeFoto Roadtrip tripod is free with either the Nikkor 14-24/2.8G or the 24-70/2.8G, while the Fotopro X-Go is free with either the 24-70/2.8E or the 70-200/2.8E… So the aforementioned G lenses get the MeFoto while the aforementioned E lenses get the Fotopro…