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.
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… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page…
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).
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.
Santa brought Auto Focus technology to Rokinon-Samyang, and their putting that gift to good use with another new Sony E-mount FE lens with AF, it is the 14mm f2.8 and it is available for pre-order for $849 with free expedited shipping and a October 2016 release estimate at B&H Photo.
Zoom time is over, this daily deal expired…
It’s both Shiguma time and F2.8 zoom time! The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens for $599 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Sigma SA is not on sale. You also get 4% promotional rewards (around $24 to be used in future purchases).
Adorama has just launched a Lens Sale featuring brands big and small, a variety of manufacturers, featuring 30+ lenses and mount adapters, along with other related camera accessories. Due to time constraints I can’t go through them right now and post individual deals, that will have to wait for tomorrow. But you don’t have to wait for me, you can check the sale on your own if you wish 🙂
This daily deal expired…
Back to the eBay Deals action we go, where eBay seller DealsAllYear (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lenses for $99 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer. Given the low price, and simplicity of 50mm prime lens designs, this is a fairly lower risk purchase if you are going to go for an imported/grey-market item. Over 600 units got sold so far.
In comparison, this lens goes for $125 with free shipping at authorized dealers, eg Adorama (with $5 promotional rewards).
Nikon’s entry-point telephoto is going for $120 refurbished, so of course Canon’s too would be on sale. Probably a coincidence but the narrative is fun 🙂 Regardless…
… B&H Photo is offering the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens for $120 with free expedited shipping. It comes with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.
Back to the eBay Deals where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II lens for $119 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. Over 500 lenses got sold from this listing so far. It comes with the usual 90-day Nikon USA refurbished items warranty.
Macro time for APS-C Canon shooters, the Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 is bundled with the Corel software (including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X7), $8~ in promotional rewards, a lens wrap, a 52mm Filter Kit (UV, CPL, ND2), a capleash and a cleaning kit for the authorized dealer price of $399 at Adorama.
You won’t find these tweets on Twitter, but you will find them at B&H Photo, it’s the Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $699 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases). It is available for the Fuji X and Sony E mirrorless systems.
It’s time to party like you are spending $999 but also getting $99 to spend in a future party. It is the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon mounts at B&H Photo. These also get you 10% rewards (= $99) to use in future B&H purchases. This is a limited time offer, the expiration date is unknown to me.
This sale is for the Canon version only, B&H Photo is offering the Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD lens for $479 with free expedited shipping. This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown to me.
More new Monday arrivals, the Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E is now in-stock and ready to latch on to your Sony E-mount camera for $699 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II is currently going for $1999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards to be used at a future purchase ($80~, not small change for sure!) at B&H Photo… Alternately, for the same price, you can get it without promotional rewards but with a handful of freebies (including the Corel software bundle) at Adorama…
The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens comes with 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (around $16) for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally, this is eligible for the combined purchase Canon mail-in rebates (prepaid AMEX gift card) ~ see PDF file with details over there…
The Canon version of the Bower SLY 358C 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye is on sale for a limited time for $199 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Meanwhile the Four Thirds (SLR, not mirrorless) goes for $189 with free shipping…
Adorama has a new coupon promotion, this is another coupon by email, you receive the coupon code by entering your email in the Promotional page. The items you see on that page will get discounted by an unspecified amount using the coupon you receive. Participating items include tripods from Manfrotto and Benro, lenses from Tokina (11-20mm f2.8, 14-20mm f2) and Rokinon (50mm T1.5 Cine), camera bags, battery grips from Canon and Nikon, and a lot more.
F2.8 workhorse zoom pro action now, the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM is currently going for $1150 with expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo. Three of the four are in-stock, the Sigma is special order.
This daily deal expired…
The B&H Photo Daily Deal for Tuesday 8/2/16, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS offered for $279 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX and Fuji X mount (two color options). The Canon EF-M is not participating in the sale. Click on the mount-tabs of interest over there to switch to the mount of interest.
On the bang for the buck side of Micro Four Thirds, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in either black or silver is on sale for $99 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 2% rewards) and Adorama (optionally add Pho Elements 14 for +$30 or both Elements 14 for +$50) and Amazon by Amazon itself.
The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED goes for $1700 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers with some freebies, eg B&H Photo (4% rewards, Filter Kit) or Adorama (4% rewards, Corel Software, Filter Kit, Etc).
But if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, you can get it in this condition for $1300 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. This is part of a 3-lens refurbished flash sale.
The Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G AF-S VR II ED-IF goes for $2100 in new condition at authorized dealers with some free extras (eg B&H Photo (4% rewards, Filter Kit)), but if you want to save some and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, you can get it in manufacturer-refurbished condition for $1700 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
Refurbished prime time now, the third Nikon lens participating in the limited-time Adorama lens flash sale is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $160 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
UPDATE 8/1/16: the Nikon lens instant savings promotion ended, resulting in new condition prices going up…
However, if you prefer new condition with a 1-year Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is bundling it [corrected link) with a 58mm MC UV filter and a 1-yr New Leaf Spills-n-Drops warranty along with $3.54 promotional rewards for $177 with free shipping.
This price went up:
Back to refurbished, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8D goes for $110 with free shipping.
Back on sale again, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR is going for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama. This is a limited time sale.
In-stock alert for Sony E-mount full frame photographers, the Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full-Frame is now in-stock and ready to ship for $130 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
They said it couldn’t be done, but slowly and steadily we see more lenses that the naysayers said they couldn’t be done! Or something like that if lens-making was a sporting-event post-game interview 🙂 Which brings us to the brand new Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED lens, available for pre-order for $2200 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
Never say never and indeed, Rokinon has found an ancient alien crash landing site where they have procured… Autofocus technology! Pre-orders are also accepted now for the E-mount version of the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 FE Autofocus for $699… Shipping estimate is August 2016… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…