Pentax 24-70mm f2.8 for $1032 (ends Tue 1am ET)

As teased last night in the Lightning Deals, part of the latest Gold Box specials, Amazon itself is offering the Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8ED SDM WR Lens for $1032 with free shipping. The sale ends by 1am ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out). The price before the sale was $1300 last night. Non-Prime members can buy it starting at 7:30pm ET.

UPDATES
+ 10:07pm ET: back to 100% claimed – it may likely yo-yo until the 6-hours elapse and the offer ends

+ 8:52pm ET: back to 88% claimed, open for all to buy!

+ 8:38pm ET: 100% continues, Join Waiting List if interested

+ 8:03pm ET: back to 100% Claimed and the Waiting List

+ 7:46pm ET: back to 88% Claimed, so you can buy it right away, no need for Waiting Lists

+ 7:32pm ET: back to 100% Claimed – now non-Prime members can buy it as well – again, the 15 minute rule applies, so as we get closer to 8pm ET, it may drop below 100% claimed again. Having said that, we do not know how many they have available and we don’t know if their computer algorithms are able to add additional units if the offer sells too fast, so it’s all speculation here

+ 7:22pm ET: down to 88% claimed now – you don’t have to join the Waiting List – you can buy it outright. Non-Prime members can buy this at 7:30pm ET

+ 7:09pm ET: do not panic just yet, wait until after 7:16pm ET 🙂

+ 7:04pm ET: 100% Claimed, Join Waiting List

+ 7:01pm ET: it is 88% claimed but do not panic – people have 15 minutes to complete the transaction once they add it to cart. If they don’t, it returns to the pool of buyers. Often, the percentage claimed drops significantly after the first 15 minutes. Look for a drop around 7:15pm to 7:17pm ET (unless it sells out)

Meanwhile, running in parallel until 1:25am ET on Tuesday (this is very unlikely to sell out) is the Drobo 5D 20TB: Direct Attached Storage – 5 bay array – 20TB storage included with 5 x 4TB hard drives – USB 3 and Thunderbolt ports (DRDR5A21-20TB) going for $1289. The price before the sale last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule was $1432.

Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN ART with Filters & Corel & Extras for $169 (M43, Sony E)

Prime time now, the Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN ART lens is bundled with a handful of freebies for $169 with free shipping, in either black or silver color-schemes at Adorama, in either Sony E-mount or Micro Four Thirds. The freebies include the Corel software bundle (Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc), a Pro-Optic 46mm filters kit, a lens cap, a cap tether, and a cleaning kit… If you don’t need the extras, you can also save them and the next time you hand off a camera or lens to a friend/relative, you can also give them the extra accessories…

Pre-order Fuji XF 50mm f2 WR for $449

Fuji continues to build up its X system lens line-up with a new prime lens, the 50mm f2 WR XF, available in black or silver, with a pre-order price of $449 as follows:

All of today’s new Fuji cameras and lenses have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 + TAP-IN Console for $1099 (C/N)

More action at the eBay Deals, the Buydig eBay store is offering the new cnodition Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Zoom Lens plus the Tamrno TAP-In Console, together for $1099 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer in the Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount. You have to do the “See price on checkout” to see the price.

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

Pre-order new Rokinon XP 85mm f1.2 (Canon EF) for $999

It’s XP time! No, not Windows XP, but Rokinon XP 🙂 The new Rokinon XP 85mm f/1.2 Lens for Canon EF is now available for pre-ordering for $999 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Also available for pre-order for the same price and the same Canon EF mount at the same price is the Rokinon XP 14mm f/2.4 with a late March 2017 release estimate.

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! B&H Photo is also taking pre-orders for the nwe Rokinon Xeen 16mm T2.6 Lens for $2495 in Canon EF, Nikon F, PL mount, M434ds, and Sony E-mount. This is a video-priority lens.

Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM and $82 Rewards and Extras for $2049

Zoom-zoom! The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens is bundled with a 77mm PRO filter kit from Luminesque and 4% promotional rewards ($82~) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo as a limited time offer… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales

Rokinon Cine CV14M-N 14mm T3.1 (declicked Nikon) for $287

Good until Tuesday 2:34am ET, the Rokinon Cine CV14M-N 14mm T3.1 Cine Wide Angle Lens for Nikon with De-Clicked Aperture and Follow Focus is on sale for $287 (price before sale $319).

Meanwhile ending on Tuesday at 12:09am ET, the Rokinon RK8MS-E 8mm F2.8 Series 2 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Cameras, Silver goes for $224 (price before sale $249).

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 with $100 Gift Card for $698

At CES 2017 [check the tracker of the interesting new cameras/lenses of 2017], Panasonic revealed the second generation of their 12-35mm lens with a pre-order price of $1000.

If you are not tempted by that, you can get the first generation of the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 lens bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for $698 at Adorama.

Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II with Extras for $147

The Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II is bundled with the following extras (ProOptic 52mm digital essentials filter kits, lens-cap tether, and Corel Creative Bundle including AfterShotPRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X9 and VideoStudio 9) for $147 with free shipping at Adorama.

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD with Freebies for $299 (A/K)

$300 is all it takes for an APS-C f2.8 zoom lens these days. The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD is currently on sale for $299 with free shipping at Adorama in the Sony Alpha Mount (Tiffen filter, Corel software, etc) or the Pentax K-mount with $12 promotional rewards but no other extras. This is not a stabilized model, which partially explains the price difference between it and the “VC” (stabilized; Vibration Correction) model.

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO with Freebies for $499

Zoom-zoom! Adorama is offering the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $499 with free shipping and either 4% promotional rewards or free accessories (filters, NewLeaf warranty, cap leash, etc) in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha DSLR systems. The Sony option has two different free accessory bundles… For more action, check their New Years Sales

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

Pre-order new Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS

But wait, there’s more! There’s another new Panasonic M43rds lens, yet another second generation model, it is the 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a price of $650 and available for pre-order at that price at Adorama and B&H Photo.

A summary of the new interesting and serious cameras and photo lenses of 2017 so far can be found at the brand new Cameras and Lenses of 2017 Tracker.

Pre-order new Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS for $1000 (also 45-100 II for $500)

But wait, there’s more from Panasonic in the world of Micro Four Thirds. If you want something longer than 12-35mm and you are willing to sacrifice constant aperture, their new 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS lens is available for pre-order for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The fourth of the new Panasonic CES 2017 lenses is more affordable, it is the 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a pre-order price of $450 at Adorama et al.

For the latest new 2017 gear of potential interest, check the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017.

Pre-order second generation of Panasonic f2.8 PRO ZOOMS (12-35, 35-100)

It’s not just camera for Panasonic! They have also revealed the second generation of their f2.8 PRO zooms! They are now available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ 12-35mm f2.8 II OIS for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 35m-100mm f2.8 II OIS for $1100 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ yes, this is a lower price than the first generation

Used Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) for $1000

NOTE: this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens; NOT a micro four thirds lens for the M43 mirrorless system.

Of interest to Four Thirds DSLR photographers and adapter-erers, B&H Photo has the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) in Used Condition for $1000 in 8+ condition and $1100 in 9 condition and $1150 in 9+ condition. The new condition price is $1950 at B&H.

Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L for $1149 [limit 5]

Surprise! An actual lens on …sale! The Canon 50mm f1.2 L is currently on sale, in new condition, for $1149 with free shipping, at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to five per customer at this point. This is not a lightning deal, so it’s either an actual sale an error or an internal (3rd-party sellers) or external (other websites/retailers) price-match.

Sigma APO Teleconverter 1.4x EX DG for $199 (C/N)

It’s Shiguma time now, the Sigma APO Teleconverter 1.4x EX DG is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping (it’s a small thing after all) in the Canon and Nikon systems (sorry, the Sigma SA is not on-sale last-remaining-Sigma-SA-photographer) at B&H Photo. This is a limited time offer but an expiration date is not mentioned.

Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS (E) + $50 Gift Card for $598

The Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS (E-mount) lens currently goes for $598 at authorized dealers, but as of the time of writing, you can get it for this price bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate at Adorama… Alternately they have a bundle with free accessories (including Corel software) but no $50 gift card…

Likewise, Adorama is bundling a $50 Adorama gift certificate with the silver Sony a6000 body only while still selling it at the authorized dealer price of $398.

For more action at Adorama, check their Pre-New-Year sale and their Year-Ending Rebate close-outs.

Used Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM (Nikon) for $286

Canon and Nikon demand top dollar for their f2.8 zooms, but Shiguma offers photographers a more budget-friendly option with the $400 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM (which even gets some free accessories at Adorama or 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo).

But if you are comfortable with used, you can get the Nikon version in “Used – Very Good” condition for $286~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Make sure you page down the listings to find the ones sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s used sales arm). 3rd-party sellers sell them for slightly less but unless you are familiar or very comfortable with those sellers, you are better off paying a little bit more to get them from Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.

Pentax Lens Sale: 25 options, $340 to $1150 (nine Limited, two f2.8 zooms, three macros. Etc)

Open up your K-Wallet, it’s a Pentax Lens Sale at Adorama, featuring a total of 25 lenses, with prices ranging from $340 to $1150. This includes two f2.8 zooms, the 15-30mm for $1250, and the 24-70mm for $1150. Nine of the 25 lenses are Limited. Nine of them are Zooms. Three of them are Macros. Sale continues until the end of the year (2016) or earlier if sold out. It’s a K-Lens Party 🙂

(ENDED) Flex Lens Shade Adjustable Lens Shade for $20 w/FS

This limited time offer expired… The Flex Lens Shade Adjustable Flexible Lens Shade is on sale for $20 with free shipping at Adorama as their current daily deal… Meanwhile yesterday’s daily deal continues, the Flashpoint 198 LED BiColor OnCamera Light goes for $40 with free shipping. It is their house-brand, so they have more flexibility with the pricing/offers.

Sigma ART Lenses on sale with Coupon, plus free Lens Dock and Free Overnight shipping

It’s Sigma time at Adorama! Coupon code LENSFRIDAY gets you additional discounts on select Sigma lenses. The price after coupon is shown there. You also receive 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases), along with a free Sigma USB Lens Dock, and for orders placed today and Thursday, you also get Free Overnight Shipping. The lenses are (after the coupon discount):

+ 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC macro HSM for $299 (OS for C/N, not for A/K)
+ 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for $450 (C/N)
+ 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM for $699 (C/N/A/P/Si)
+ 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART for $799 (C/N/Si)
+ 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART for $849 (C/N/A/Si)
+ 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens for $859 (C/N/Si)
+ 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM “Contemporary” for $899 (C/N/Si)
+ 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art for $999 (C/N/Si)
+ 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM for $1049 (C/N/Si)
+ 50mm f1.4 DG Art HSM with Mount Converters (EF or Sigma) to Sony E for $1049
+ 50mm-500mm f4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $1479 (C)
+ 18-35mm F/1.8 AND 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART for $1779 (C/N/Si)
+ 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens for $1849 (C/N/Si
+ see them all at the Adorama Sigma Lens Sale

Decoding the Codes
+ C = Canon EF
+ N = Nikon F
+ A = Sony Alpha A SLR system
+ K = Pentax K
+ Si = Sigma SA
+ E = Sony E mount
+ X = Fuji X
+ m43 = Micro Four Thirds
+ FT = Four Thirds
+ CX = Nikon’s Angry Inch
+ Q = Pentax Q
+ CM = Canon Mirrorless EF-M
+ M = Leica M
+ U = Universal Unicorn mount

Venus 12mm f2.8 lens for $949: In-Stock for N/A/K; Pre-Order for C/E

This is a combo in-stock and pre-order alert for the Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo going for $949 with free shipping. It is now in-stock and ready to ship for the Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K DSLR systems. And it is available for pre-order for Canon EF and Sony E-mount. This is a (35mm) full frame manual focus lens.

Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 Pro DX (Canon) + $20 Reward for $460 after $40 MIR

I just updated the Holiday Deals Situation Room, and there’s another discount at Adorama on the Canon version of the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 Pro DX for $460 after a $40 mail-in rebate. You also receive $20 in promotional rewards to be spent in future purchases at Adorama. The Nikon version goes for more.

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

Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 (N/K/E)

Triple figures tilt-shift lens action now, at B&H Photo, you can get the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 along with 2% promotional rewards (around $14 to be used in future B&H purchases) in the Nikon and Pentax SLR systems and the Sony E mount.

PS: the letters at the end of blog-post titles are abbreviations for the various mounts, N = Nikon; K = Pentax K, E = Sony E, C = Canon, A = Sony Alpha A, NX = Samsung NX, Si = Sigma stubborn SLR mount, M43 (self explanatory), FT = Four Thirds, etc.

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $349 (C/N/P)

More Shiguma time at B&H Photo, the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is on sale for $349 with free shipping along with 4% promotional rewards (around $14~ to be used in future purchases) in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems… The other two options (Sigma, Sony A) are not on sale, they go for $399…

(ENDED) Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS for $239 (M43rds)

This offer expired… This was not teased last night in the Amazon Gold Box but it’s running right now, good until Friday 3am Eastern, you can get the new condition Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS for $239 in the Micro Four Thirds mount and $219 in the Samsung NX mount. The Fuji X was apparently a lightning deal too but it sold out and it’s over.

PS: another deal floating is a 1-Year prepaid Kindle Unlimited subscription for $89 for 12 consecutive months. That comes out to about $7.42 per month, instead of the usual $10/month subscription.

Tokina Cinema AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 (M43) for $799

It’s Tea Time for Micro Four Thirds cinema shooters, the M43rds version of the Tokina Cinema AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 lens is currently on sale for $799 with free shipping at Adorama along with $32~ promotional rewards to be used in future purchases… This is part of their latest Cyber Week specials

PS: double-checked, this is Tokina 🙂