Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Auto Adapter (EF/EF-S Lenses to EOS M cameras) for $40

If you want to use Canon EF or EF-S lenses on Canon EOS M mirrorless cameras, the Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Auto Adapter is on sale for $40 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to ten units per customer. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews and has 35mm questions answered (sorry, I couldn’t resist!).

This is an old fashioned sale, not a Lightning Deal, so the exact expiration date is unknown as Amazon price bots change prices based on a variety of factors.

Now shipping: Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 Lens (Sony E)

Prime your wallets! The new Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 (Sony E-mount) lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.

PS: if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or Chase VISA credit card, you earn a 5% statement credit, which is a cool $100 in this case.

LensPen NLP-1CUP UltraPro Lens Cleaner for $7

The LensPen NLP-1CUP UltraPro Lens Cleaner is currently on sale for $7 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Despite the single-figures price, this is not an Add-ON item, so if you are a Prime member, you can buy one of these and still get free 2-day shipping. Limit up to ten units per customer. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 140+ customer reviews.

Pre-order new Sony FE 16-35/2.8 and 12-24/4 Lenses

Sony has embraced the smartphone flagship pre-ordering model for their camera gear, where the pre-orders start a few days after the announcement. So starting today, you can pre-order their two new constant aperture FE lenses as follows:

+ Sony FE 12-24mm f4 G for $1700
+ July 31 release estimate

+ Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM for $2200
+ August 31 release estimate

Keep in mind, estimates are only estimates and are subject to change as various factors known and unknown can affect their release and delivery.

In-Stock Now: Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary (C/N)

Shiguma time again! One of their latest lenses is now in-stock and ready to ship in the Canon and Nikon versions, it is the Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary going for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of Sigma, they have announced but they have not priced yet the brand new Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems. Since it is not priced, there are no pre-orders yet.

This has been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 page.

Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle (24, 35, 85) for $1099 (C/N/E/m43)

Rokinon’s Cine primes are like kittens, you are often encouraged to get a basket full of them 😉 Which brings us to the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle on sale for $1099 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It includes the 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm T1.5 lenses. It is offered for the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, and the Sony E and Micro 43rds mirrorless systems.

Lensbaby Trio 28mm f3.5 Lens for $230 after coupon (E/X/m43)

The Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 Lens drops to $230 after coupon code MOMDAY17 at B&H Photo. The price before the coupon is $280. Free expedited shipping. This is available in the Fuji X, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds systems. This is a limited time offer, part of the Mother’s Day promotions.

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary with USB Dock, 72mm Filter, Close-Up Lens, $20 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

Zoom-zoom! The Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Dock, the Sigma 72mm protective filter, the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and $20~ promotional reward for $499 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon, Nikon and Sigma versions get OS while the Sony A and Pentax do not.

Rokinon 12mm f2 MF (two variations) for $289 [four mirrorless systems]

More Rokinon action at Adorama, with two variations of the 12mm f2 manual focus lens on sale for $289 each along with $6~ promotional rewards and free shipping at Adorama until 5/7/17.

The Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Manual Focus is offered in four mirrorless systems: Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Canon M.

Meanwhile the Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 Ultra Wide manual focus lens is offered in Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E.

Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2 ZE with $28 rewards for $699 (Canon EF)

Rumors that Zeiss is planning to hire Vanilla Ice to record a “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” version of his famous song are completely unfounded, but what is founded is a new Zeiss lens sale, the Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens is on sale for $699 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards (about $28~ to spend in future B&H purchases). Only the Canon EF mount version is on sale.

In-Stock Now: Iberit f2.4 Primes (24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm) in Fuji and Sony-E

In a galaxy not so far away, on Planet Mirrorless, Adorama has in-stock a handful of Iberit prime lenses available in Sony E or Fuji X. The in-stock lenses are:

+ 24mm f2.4 for $611
+ 35mm f2.4 for $579
+ 50mm f2.4 for $544
+ 75mm f2.4 for $535
+ available in black or silver color schemes
+ there are four pages of listings, some of the other lenses in the other pages are not shipping yet

Tamron 16-300mm f/.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with $20 rewards and 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 [C/A]

Zoom-zoom now, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (around $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with the Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter, all together for $499 with free shipping in the Canon EF mount and the Sony A mount. The Nikon version is neither on sale, nor it gets a free filter. Sale ends by 5/10/17.

Canon 50mm f1.4 and 17-40mm f4L for $850

Two-lens bundles in a manufacturer box are the Loot Crate equivalent of photography. Okay, not quite that, but Canon’s new 2-lens bundle of the Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM AND the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM is now on sale for $849 with free shipping at Adorama. On their own, the two lenses go for $750 and $330 respectively, making it a value play if you need/want both lenses, or don’t mind gifting/selling/trading the one you don’t want.

LensShifter (Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip) for $20 with coupon

The LensShifter (Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera Lens) currently has a 20% off clip-on coupon at Amazon.com, dropping the price from $25 to $20. The coupon is easy to use, you simply press the green Clip button and the coupon is automatically applied. You don’t have to type anything. The discount will be reflected in the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. Here’s a screenshot if you are not familiar with Amazon’s coupons:

This is available in Blue or Red. With the coupon, the individual colors are cheaper than the 2-pack which goes for $45 and it is not coupon-eligible. These average 4.6 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews. The maker is “Engineerable”, which also makes a Focus Shifter but there’s no coupon on that one.

Panasonic M43 Lens Instant Savings (27 options)

In addition to the previously mentioned Panasonic M43rds cameras, a total of 27 Panasonic M43rds are participating in the latest Panasonica instant savings. You can find all the participating lenses nicely organized by B&H Photo. It includes a mix of primes and zooms, with prices starting at $148 (25mm f1.7) and climbing to $1798 (100-400 f4-6.3 Power OIS).

New Tamron Mail-In Rebates on 45/1.8, 24-70/2.8 VC USD [C/N/A]

There’s no doubt Tamron (affectionately called “Tammy” by some) would be Tammy Wynette’s favorite lens manufacturer. which brings us to a new round of mail-in rebates and instant discounts on select lenses, organized by B&H Photo. The lenses are:

+ 45/1.8 Di VC for $499 after $100 MIR
+ 24-70/2.8 Di VC USD for $1100 after $200 MIR
+ 18-200/3.5-6.3 Di II VC for $200
+ they are available in Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR systems
+ they also get 4% promotional rewards

This is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina. I am posting this because I often mistype the two 🙂

Sigma Lens Instant Savings (37 options)

A new round of Sigma lens instant savings is now running at B&H Photo featuring a total of 37 options. Some of them are eligible for 4% promotional rewards, some of them get free extras such as the Sigma USB dock or a lens filter. Check each the individual listings to see what each lens of interest gets.

Prices include:
+ 24/1.4 DG ART for $749, 35/1.4 DG ART for $799, 50/1.4 DG ART for $849
+ 18-35/1.8 DC HSM ART for $699, 50-100/1.8 DC HSM ART for $999
+ 24-105/4 DG OS HSM ART for $799
+ see them all at the Instant Savings page
+ available in various mount options

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM with Platypod Pro Max Plate Mini Tripod for $1699

Another NAB 2017 special, the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is bundled with the Platypod Pro Max Plate Mini Tripod (goes for $100 on its own) all together for $1699 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

If you don’t need the platypus creature tripod thing, Adorama has a different bundle for the same price, it’s an Accessorapaloooza (filters, Corel, cleaning kits, lens wrap, lens shade, tether.

Or if you don’t need any free accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (~$68) to be spent in future Adorama purchase by getting the default option.

Tokina Cinema 11-16 T3.0 for $799 [M43]

Micro Four Thirds photographers pay $50 more for the Rokinon Cine T1.5 prime bundle but if you prefer a zoom Cine lens, M43rds is the only system getting this discount, you can get the Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be spent in future B&H purchases). Offer ends 4/27/17.

PS: this is certified to be Tokina (I often mistype/confuse Tamron with Tokina, both six letter names starting with a T and sharing four out of their six scrabble squares).

Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS Prime (24, 35, 50, 85) Bundle for $1749 [C/N/E]

More B&H NAB 2017 action, it’s a 4-pack of Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS prime lenses, the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm are on sale, together as a bundle at B&H Photo for $1749 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony E systems. M43rds photographers pay $50 more for this bundle. Offer ends 4/27/17.

These should not be confused with the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 which is a Tuesday daily deal.

Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Declicked for $264 (Canon, Fuji, Nikon)

The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 lens with declicked aperture and follow focus capable is on sale for $264 in the Canon and Fuji and Nikon systems by Aamzon itself with a limit of up to three units per mount per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. Check the individual listings for the Nikon version as it is complicated (Amazon’s own is Prime only, but Precision has it for $264 but not Prime eligible).

Speaking of Amazon, they are offering the Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection [Blu-ray] for $80 with free shipping. Limit one set per customer during the sale.

Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit AND EXTRAS for $350

This is a nice bundle for new Canon shooters. The official Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit is bundled with a handful of free accessories for the same price of $350 with free shipping at Adorama. The freebies are: Adorama and Lowepro lens cases, Tiffen and Vivitar lens filters, and a cleaning kit. The lenses will ship right away, but some of the freebies may take longer to arrive per the page over there…

For more Adorama action, check their latest 48 Hour Sale

Pre-order Sony a9 and Grip and 100-400mm Master lens

The new Sony a9 flagship full frame camera along with the new 100-400 Master lens are now available for pre-order, as Sony has gone into an smartphone-esque two-phase announcement. They are pre-orderable as follows:

+ Sony a9 for $4500 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip for Alpha a9 for $350 at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo

+ Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS for $2500 at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

There’s also a few more pro-caliber accessories coming along with the a9, the Sony HVL-F45RM Compact, Radio-Controlled Gn 45 Camera Flash with 1″ Display for $400, and the Sony NPAMQZ1K Multi Battery Adaptor Kit also for $400.

The release estimate for the a9 and accessories is May 25-26 in 2017. The 100-400 lens has a late July release estimate. As usual, there is a YMMV to the estimate, especially since these are flagship/pro gear that are not made in mass-market fashion.

The a9 announcement gave the Mirrorless cameras the lead, they are leading DSLRs 6-5 in 2017. It’s starting to look like a hockey game score 🙂

Instant Savings on select Canon, Rokinon, Sigma and Tamron lenses (92 options)

Lens fun now at B&H Photo, where a number of new instant savings (discounts, no rebate/coupon) promotions are running on select lenses from the following four manufacturers:

+ Sigma Lenses (32 options)

+ Tamron Lenses (24 options)

+ Rokinon Lenses (6 options)

+ Canon Lenses (30 options)

Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S Gets A Price – And Available For Pre-Order Now!

The new Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S (yes, the one with the built-in macro lite/light) now has a price! You can now pre-order it for $350 at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama. The release estimate at the moment is June 10 (2017), which is not that far off, when you consider that Game Of Thrones Season 7 will arrive a month AFTER this lens is released 🙂

The built-in light also raises an interesting question, could we be heading into a “smartphonization” of lenses? It would certainly help manufacturers with more sales as lenses would have to be upgraded much faster than previous decades 🙂

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 with 4% rewards for $148

The Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens is currently on sale for $148 with 4% promotional rewards (around $6) at B&H Photo and Adorama. Same price at Amazon (5% back for Prime members with Amazon Chase or Store credit card).

Alternately you can get the lens with a handful of free accessories, for the same price, but you have to pay shipping ($8+) at Adorama.

NOTE: B&H and Adorama orders will ships April 19+.

In-Stock Now: Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II PowerOIS for $1000

The brand new, second generation, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II PowerOIS is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama.

PS: In comparison, the first generation of this lens goes for $700 bundled with a $100 gift card.

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

F2.8 zoom action on the Micro Four Thirds front now, the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 PowerOIS is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together going for $698 with free shipping at Adorama. OR if you prefer free accessories instead of the $100 gift card, they have a bundle with those too.

If you are a B&H fan, they offer it for the same price, but bundled with a $50 Gift Card.

No pre-orders yet: Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S

Stabilized macro time now, Canon revealed the new 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S (APS-C) lens but pre-orders for it are not available. Nevertheless the lens has a product page up and running at B&H Photo with some details and an option to get notified by email when it’s available for pre-order/purchase.

PS: this too has been added to the 2017 Tracking page of major/interesting new cameras and lenses (NOTE: these trackers are no longer comprehensive of every single P&S camera and clone lens).

(ENDED) Rokinon AF 14mm f2.8 FE drops to $499

This sale ended… A couple of days ago the Rokinon AF 14mm f2.8 FE was on sale for $649, but now Amazon has gone mad, and they are offering it for $499 with free shipping. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers. The shipping estimate is “1 to 2 months” often a sign the offer may be towards the end of its lifecycle. Limit up to three lenses per customer.

In-Stock Now: Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art (Nikon)

It’s Prime time for Nikon DSLR shooters, the Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art is now in-stock for its starting price of $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Sigma mounts are not in-stock yet. B&H orders placed before Sunday at 8am ET will ship before B&H closes for the Passover Holidays. Orders placed after that, will ship after B&H re-opens on April 19.

Canon Lenses with Free Manfrotto or Vanguard “Real” Tripods

Some people like bundles with lots of small accessories, others don’t because they don’t need/want extra small accessories. But they may be a lot more interested when camera gear are bundled with “real” accessories, in this case, “real” Manfrotto and Vanguard tripods! Adorama is offering some of these bundles as part of their Canon Instant Rebates special promotion:

With Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
+ Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for $1699
+ Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens for $1848

+ tripod on its own goes for $179 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers
+ tripod on its own goes for $250 at B&H Photo

With Vanguard 264AB-100 Tripod
+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $1899
+ Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM IS for $1999

+ tripod on its own goes for $155 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers