Used Zeiss 135mm f2 for $1100 (C)

If you are comfortable with used lenses, and don’t want to pay $1499 for the new condition, fear not, B&H Photo also has used options for you. The Zeiss 135mm f2 Sonnar T* in the Canon EF mount (ZE) is available in “USED – Condition 8+” for $1100 at B&H Photo, while the prices start at $1200 in “USED – Condition 9” in the Nikon F mount (ZF.2).

Used items carry a 90-day warranty covered by B&H Photo. For all their used options, look under the “In The Box” section (right hand side, further down the page over there) to see what’s included.

As usual, it is up to you to decide where to draw the price vs risk lines on new vs refurbished vs used.

Zeiss 135mm f2 Sonnar T* with $60 rewards for $1499 [C/N]

Prime Zeiss temptations now! The Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T* is on sale for a limited time for $1499 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $60 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon EF mount or Nikon F (ZF.2) mount.

Buy Leica M or M-P Camera AND Qualifying Lens, Get $1750 to $2000 via Mail-In Rebate

Matching the Leica camera and lens prices are the mail-in rebate amounts too! Good until 7/31/17, if you purchase an eligible Leica M or M-P camera AND one of the eligible qualifying lenses, you will receive a $1750 or $2000 via a mail-in rebate. Find details via the PDF file on the Leica M-P page and Leica M page at B&H Photo.

The Leica lenses eligible for the $1750 mail-in rebate are:

The Leica lenses eligible for the $2000 mail-in rebate are:

In-Stock Now: Samyang 35mm f2.8 AutoFocus (Sony E)

If you like auto focusing technology and Samyang/Rokinon lenses, and you are part of the Sony E System, the Samyang 35mm f2.8 AutoFocus lens is now in-stock and shipping for $399 at B&H Photo and Adorama and by Adorama on Amazon.

Or if you prefer the Rokinon brand, the Rokinon flavor is also in-stock for the same price including Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD with $38 rewards for $949 [C/N/A]

The sales keep on coming at B&H Photo! Now it is the new condition Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD going for $949 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. You also earn 4% promotional rewards which comes out to around $36 you can spend in future B&H purchases.

There’s a lot more at the latest Featured Sales, be sure to check them out as I can’t post every single one of them!

Tokina 14-20mm f2 DX with $24 rewards for $599 [C/N]

And now an F2 zoom temptation! They said it couldn’t be done but it has been done at the APS-C level. An f2 PRO zoom lens! The Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX is currently on sale for a limited time for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon or Canon, along with 4% promotional rewards (around $24) to be spent in future B&H purchases…

For more sales, check the latest B&H featured deals

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron; this is blog-certified to be f2, not f2.8 [this is now needed after my Fuji 35mm confusion] 🙂

Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 II for $499

Prime temptation now! For a limited time, the new condition Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 II aspherical lens is on sale for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a Leica M-mount lens… For more action, check the latest B&H Featured Sales

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $869 (C/N/A)

If you are not tempted by the latest generation Tamron 150-600mm in the previously mentioned Tamron Solar Eclipse offer for Canon, Nikon and Sony A systems, and you instead prefer the first generation of the lens, without any solar eclipse accessories…

… then you can get the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD for $869 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A systems at B&H Photo (with 4% promotional rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per mount per customer; 5% back for Prime members paying with Prime cards)…

If you want to use the first generation lens for solar eclipse purposes, you can always purchase the appropriate filters and glasses separately. Or Nikon shooters can get the ready-made bundle from B&H Photo (only freebie are the $5 glasses vs buying lens + filter separately).

Tamron 150-600mm Solar Eclipse Bundle (with Marumi 95mm Filter) for $1499

If you are looking for solar eclipse bundles, B&H Photo has a limited time Tamron promotion that bundles the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens with the Tamron Marumi 95mm DHG ND-100000 Solid Neutral Density 5.0 Solar Eclipse Filter (16.5 Stops) and a 5-pk of solar eclipse glasses, all together for $1499 with free expedited shipping.

The lens goes for $1399 on its own, and the Marumi filter goes for $299 on its own, so you are getting a $200 combined purchase discount. The glasses are just $5, so they are a rounding error considering the price 🙂

The above link points to the Canon version, but this offer is also available for the Sony A version and the Nikon F version.

PRO TIP: if you are not familiar with the B&H Photo website, locate the “In the Box” section on the right hand side of their website, further down, to see what items are included with your purchase. They typically do a great job of showing the accessories by the manufacturer and then the items/accessories that may be included as a bundle or “free with purchase” promotions.

If you don’t want/need the Marumi filter, the lens without the two “solar accessories” is bundled with typical lens-y free accessories at Adorama (Corel software, filter kit, etc).

(ENDED) KEH Nikon Gear coupon: 5% off Cameras, 10% off Lenses, 15% off Accessories

This 1-day coupon expired. If you missed it, fear not! They will likely have more coupons in the future…

If you are interested in buying used Nikon cameras or lenses or accessories, Tuesday is a good day to do so, because coupon code NIK07A gets you 5% off Nikon cameras, 10% off Nikon lenses, and 15% off accessories at the KEH website. If you are not certain whether an item qualifies, simply add item to cart and enter the coupon and see what happens. The shopping cart is the ultimate decider on the final price 🙂

Imported White Box No Warranty Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G VR for $200

The Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR goes for $400 at authorized dealers which are allowed to include free accessories with it, such as Adorama.

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market white-box lenses without a warranty, then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Photo Video 4 Less” (100%, New York) is offering it in new condition white-box no-warranty condition for half the price, $200 with free shipping.

Needless to say this is a higher risk purchase, so if you don’t feel comfortable without any warranty, do not buy!

Tokina 14-20mm f2 PRO DX with $24 Rewards for $599

New promotion has now gone live at B&H Photo, the new condition Tokina 14-20mm f2 PRO DX [CORRECTED LINK] along with $24~ in promotional rewards is offered for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon and Canon systems.

PS: this blog-post is blog-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron 🙂

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with Extras for $1299

PRO zoom action now! The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM is bundled with a different set of freebies for $1299 with free expedited shipping at a couple of retailers. The lens is available in the Canon, Nikon and Shiguma SLR systems.

At B&H Photo you get Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x EX DG for Canon EF and 4% promotional rewards. 4% may sound like a small number, but 4% of $1300 is $52~ to use in future B&H purchases. Not a small amount!

At Adorama you get the Sigma 2x EX DG APO Tele-Converter along with the FocusShifter LensShifter Grip Handle, and 77mm Pro-Optic filter kit, Corel software bundle, lens shade, lens pen, and cleaning kit.

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II with Manfrotto 3-Section Aluminum Tripod for $1749

A man named Frodo decided to start a camera accessories company in the Shire, shortly after the Scouring. Over time, as time often does, his name drifted to Frotto. And so we have the company by the name of Manfrotto. Okay, this is fanfic, not reality…

… but reality is this bundle, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens is bundled with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column, together going for $1749 with free shipping at Adorama. This is the same price of the lens on its own, so you are essentially getting the tripod for free.

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary with Extras for $399

An 18-300mm lens is going to be the definition of a compromise, so it’s up to you to decide where you draw the line on convenience and flexibility and such. Which brings us to the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary on sale for $399 with free shipping and extras depending on retailer. The lens is available in the five surviving SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sigma SA).

At B&H Photo, you get the Sigma 72mm Protector Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $16).

At Adorama you get a ProOptic 72mm filter kit, a lens pouch, a lens cap tether, and a cleaning kit.

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II with Extras for $268

One of the earlier prime lenses in the world of Panasonic Micro Four Thirds was the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake lens. Since lens, Panasonic’s iHOP released version II, and this lens is on sale for $268 with free shipping at Adorama which also includes these free accessories: Slinger lens pouch, 46mm ProOptic lens filters kit, Corel software bundle, lens wrap (sorry, you have to write your own lens rap song), and cleaning kit.

On the other hand, if you don’t need the extra accessories and software, you can instead get $10.72 promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Used Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC for $203 (Canon EF) or $252 (Nikon F)

If you are comfortable buying used f2.8 PRO zoom APS-C lenses, the previously mentioned Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin Clearance includes the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC lens as follows:

+ the Canon EF mount is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (check each individual listing) for $203 with free shipping

+ the Nikon F mount has only one listing, “Used – Good” condition for $252~ with free shipping

The above two links are filtered so they only show the options sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (in other words, Amazon proper). If you want to compare prices to the other Amazon Warehouse Deals sellers, here are the two links un-filtered:

+ the Canon EF mount
+ the Nikon F mount

In new condition, these lenses go for $650 at authorized dealers, such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

PS: in Tamron-speak, “Di II” is an APS-C lens, and “VC” is optical image stabilization (VC = vibration correction).

Free Teleconverter (your choice of 1.4X or 2X) with Fuji 100-300mm purchase at $1899

Fuji’s serious cameras are known for their primes, but they have zoom lenses too! To further encourage photographers to give their zoom lenses a chance, Fuji is encouraging authorized dealers to include a FREE Fuji teleconverter with the purchase of the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. The bundles sell for the same price of $1899 with free shipping.

You can select either the 1.4X Teleconverter or the 2X Teleconverter. At Adorama, you also get a quintet of free accessories: Corel software, 77mm Filter kit, and a trio acessoro-trinkets.

If you don’t want the extra accessories, you can get the lens + teleconverter (of your choice) at B&H Photo for $1899 with free shipping.

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 PRO DX-II with 4% rewards for $429 [Nikon only]

We have another Tokina lens sale, and again, the sale is restricted to only one of the options. The Nikon F mount version of the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 PRO DX-II is on sale for a limited time for $430 with free shipping at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards ($17~ to be used in future B&H purchases). Expiration date unknown.

Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 with $40 rewards for $999 [M43]

If you are a fan of M43rds, Tokina, and video, we have good news for you! The Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 for Micro Four Thirds is on sale for $999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $40 to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo. Only the M43rds mount is on sale at this price.

PS: this is certified to be Tokina ~ often confuse Tamron/Tokina in these type pf posts, so this “certification” is to verify that it is indeed Tokina and not Tamron 🙂

Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter for $70 [C/N]

It would be nice if we could have every lens we ever wanted, but reality often disagrees. Compromises such as teleconverters can be an option. The Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter is on sale for $70 with free shipping, for a limited time, at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F.

Lensbabies Velvet 56 for $450 [corrected]

Just like most babies (except perhaps Gilly’s baby), the Lensbabies are growing up in size and in cost. Their Velvet 56, available for various DSLR and mirrorless systems is now going for $450 at Adorama and by various at Amazon.

CORRECTION: blog-post title initially showed price as $50. It is/was $450. Probably cause of typo: the dollar-sign being shift-4.

(ENDED) Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DS (Sony E) for $240

This lightning deal expired but Rokinon lenses are recurring at the Gold Box, so I’m sure more of them will return at unspecified points in time in the future…

Oops, this one was hidden in the convoluted way Amazon product pages with multiple options are presented. Also good until 2:15am ET on Saturday is the Sony E mount version of the Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-NEX 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC Full Frame Cine Wide Angle Lens for Sony E for $240 with free shipping.

(ENDED) Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-C 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC for $319 (EF)

The second Rokinon lens in today’s Gold Box is the new condition Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-C 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC for $319 in Canon EF. It is the only one that is a lightning deal which ends at 2:15am ET on Saturday.

Meanwhile ending at 3am ET on Saturday is the Kodak Dock & Wi-Fi 4×6” Photo Printer with Advanced Patent Dye Sublimation Printing Technology & Photo Preservation Overcoat Layer going for $100.

(ENDED): Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Canon w/built-in AE) for $333

This offer expired but for all the latest updates, check the mega-post that is the Prime Day 2017 Situation Room

Amazon is getting hipster-ironic by offering Prime lenses on Prime Day 🙂 Ending by 7pm ET on Tuesday as part of the Prime Day 2017, there is a lightning deal on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 prime lens in the Canon EF with built-in AE option for $333~ with free shipping. There are no other mounts on this listing. The price before the sale is $399.

Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 with $32 Rewards for $800 [M43]

After the Prime Day madness I will be making adjustments so I can better track the various Camera and Lens Instant Savings promotions. The July 2017 Price Charts were the first step. Until then, it’s helter skelter…

… which brings us to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens going for $800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be spent in the future at B&H).

(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount for $489

This Prime-Day offer expired…

We have another serious lens in the Prime Day Lightning Deals, ending by 11:19pm ET on Tuesday, the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount going for $489 with free shipping. The price before the sale is $659. This is only available for the Sony E system. Yes, this is an Auto Focus lens, a miracle of modern Rokinon engineering 🙂

(ENDED) Samyang 12mm f2 for $254 (Sony E)

This offer ended…

Another one of today’s busy Lightning Deals of the Amazon Gold Box is currently live, good until 2:05pm ET today, the Samyang SY12M-E-BK 12mm F2.0 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Sony E is on lightning deal for $254~ in the silver color scheme. The listing for the black color scheme appears to be confused (most likely sold out) in terms of the lightning deal offer. The price before the sale was $319 last night.

(ENDED) Rokinon 135mm f2 for $375 (Sony E-mount) [ends Mon 2pm ET]

This offer ended…

The Gold Box widget had pointed to the Canon EF version of the Rokinon 135mm f2 lens when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule last night, but now that the promotion has gone live, it turns out it is ONLY the Sony E-mount version that is a lightning deal, going for $375 with free shipping until 2:05pm ET today! Since it is “hidden” like that from Gold Box viewers, it has no chances of selling out before its expiration 🙂

LIVE: New Nikon Lens Instant Savings: three f2.8 PRO Zooms, Primes, and More

They are now LIVE! A new round of Nikon Lenses Instant Rebates are live at B&H as follows:

+ F2.8 ZOOMS: 14-24/G for $1700, 24-70/2.8G for $1700, 70-200/2.8E VR for $2600

+ ZOOMS: 12-24mm f4G for $950

+ PRIMES: 10.5/2.8G fish for $600, 24/1.8G for $700, 28/1.8G for $600, 35/1.8G DX for $167, 50/1.4G for $400, etc

+ they also get 4% promotional rewards

(ENDED) 20% off select Olympus Lenses (including f2.8 PRO Zooms and 12/2 and 75/1.8) and the E-M5 II Body for $530 after coupon

The Prime Day 2-day coupon expired…

Continue reading “(ENDED) 20% off select Olympus Lenses (including f2.8 PRO Zooms and 12/2 and 75/1.8) and the E-M5 II Body for $530 after coupon”

20% off Rokinon 85mm f1.4 coupon: Pentax K for $207, Canon, M43, Fuji X for $232, Sony A or E for $240, Etc

The Rokinon Lens Coupon Party continues with the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 at Amazon. After the clip-on coupon is factored in, the prices drop to $207 in Pentax K, $232 in Canon and Fuji X, and M43rds, and $240 in Sony A and Sony E and Olympus Four Thirds, and $263 in Canon AE and Nikon AE.

The Nikon and Samsung NX options are sold out and cannot be ordered. Offer expires 7/11/17 PM (or earlier for any options that sell out and cannot be ordered).

Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for $375 (Four Thirds), $391 (Fuji X), $400 (M43rds), $440 (Nikon, Canon, Sony E) after coupon

More clip-on lens coupon action at Amazon, it is the Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 lens dropping 20% off its current price when you clip-on the coupon. This must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. After the coupon is factored it, the prices drop to $375 in Four Thirds (yes, the DSLR system), $391 in Fuji X, $400 in Micro Four Thirds, and $440 in Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and the Sony E system. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $240 (Canon or Sony E) after coupon

The Rokinon Lens Coupon party continues at Amazon with another 20% off clip-on coupon for the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Sony E) dropping from $300 to $240 after the clip-on coupon. Per the shopping cart, this is restricted to Prime members. The restriction is on the purchase of the lens, which obviously blocks the use of the coupon for non-Prime members. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.

Also eligible for this 20% off clip-on coupon is the Canon DSLR version dropping from $300 to $240. Same expiration date.

20% off Lens Coupon: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine drop Nikon to $320, M43rds to $342, Canon and Sony E for $400

The Rokinon coupon party continues. This clip-on coupon is a 20% off the current price of this Rokinon lens, which must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It is the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine lens dropping for the Nikon to $320, for the M43rds to $342, and for the Canon F and Sony E to $400. Coupon expires 7/11/17.

Lens Coupon (!): $25 off Rokinon 8mm f2.5 Fisheye makes Canon $175, Nikon $204, Pentax $244, Alpha $254

Coupons for groceries are common. Coupons for lenses, not so much. But they do exist. Right now. At Amazon, there is a clip-on coupon (no code to enter, just click to clip the coupon to your Amazon account), that gets you $25 off the current price of the Rokinon 8mm f2.5 Fisheye lens. Amazon itself must needs be the seller for the coupon to work. After the coupon is factored in, it makes the Canon EF drop to $175, the Nikon F drop to $204, the Pentax K drops to $244, and the Sony Alpha drops to $254. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.

If you are not familiar with these, here’s a screenshot of what to look out for:

UPDATE: the non-HD Canon version has its own 20% off clip-on coupon, bringing the price of the Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye from $200 down to $160. Coupon expires 7/11/17.

Heads Up: New Nikon Lens Instant Savings Go Live on Sunday

This is only a heads up! Starting at some point on Sunday, a new round of Nikon Lenses Instant Rebates will go live. This is a heads-up so you can plan ahead and/or check reviews and such.

Among the lenses that are expected to be discounted are:

+ F2.8 ZOOMS: 14-24/G for $1700, 24-70/2.8G for $1700, 70-200/2.8E VR for $2600

+ PRIMES: 10.5/2.8G fish for $600, 24/1.8G for $700, 28/1.8G for $600, 35/1.8G DX for $167, 50/1.4G for $400, etc

+ this is only a Heads-Up, the sales prices go live on Sunday!

In-Stock Now: Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus (Sony E)

Maybe they were fans of Rocky, so they named themselves Rokinon (probably not?). Regardless, their new Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for the Sony E-system is in-stock and ready to ship for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, AF means what it means, Rokinon has discovered Auto Focusing technology 🙂

For more action, check their Featured Sales