Nikon strikes again with a trio of new four and five figure lenses available for pre-order as follows:
Olympus has a new round of instant savings on various M43rds lenses of their own brand. They are marked with a caramel-y “SALE” sign. They also earn Points as part of the Get Olympus Rewards program. The rewards are on the list price of a lens, not their sale price. For example, 12-40/2.8 lists for $1000, is on sale for $800, but you still earn 1000 rewards points. Some potential questions about their rewards program is answered in their FAQ page.
The Nikon 50mm f1.8 D currently goes for around $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama, B&H Photo). Since this is a simple low-priced 50mm prime lens, there is lower risk going grey-market (imported without manufacturer warranty). If so, you can get it for $99 with free shipping by Peach Photo on eBay (99.9%). Over 600 units got sold so far from this listing.
The tall ships from Japan brought new camera gear supplies at Adorama. The following three items are now in-stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping as follows:
- Fuji X-T10 with 18-55 for $1100
- Sony 16-35mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* ZA SSM II Zeiss Lens (Alpha DSLR Mount) for $2250
- Sony 24-70mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* Zeiss ZA SSM II (Alpha DSLR Mount) for $2100
UPDATE: the X-T10 is also in-stock at B&H Photo along with the two new Sony lenses…
Prime time with extras! The Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM ART lens is going for $850 but that’s not all. Adorama is also including automatically a variety of free accessories (77mm filter kit, 3yr Leaf Spills and Drops warranty, Lens Wrap, Capleash II, cleaning kit). These bundles are available in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Sigma mount.
B&H Photo has a special on 15 Tamron Lenses, with discounts, mail-in rebates and 4% promotional rewards. The count includes all mount options available through this offer, not unique lenses. Offer ends 6/30/15.
To celebrate its 125 year anniversary, Zeiss has a sale on some of their SLR lenses, more specifically 12 ZE (Canon) and 14 ZF (Nikon) lenses are on sale plus they earn 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The promotion ends by 7/31/15. Given the prices of most Zeiss lenses, the 4% promotional rewards are a very decent amount, for example, a $2000 lens gets you an $80 reward!
While we are patiently waiting for Vanilla Ice to be hired to perform “Zeiss Zeiss Baby”, there is a new round Zeiss SLR (Canon, Nikon) instant savings promotions featuring a total of 25 lenses. These also earn 2% promotional rewards, which are not small change considering the premium price nature of Zeiss lenses. You can see all 25 options at B&H Photo.
And also part of the eBay Deals is the grey-market imported new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Nearly 2000 units sold through this promotion. A simple double-figures prime lens is a lower risk as grey-market purchase than a $3000 pro SLR lens but again, the trade-offs are per individual. We blog, you decide (and deride if you decide to do so)
Speaking of eBay, among the latest offers you can get the new condition 32GB Toshiba microSD card with full size SD adapter (Class 10, up to 30MB/s) for $14 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per buyer, by eBay seller “qualitycellz” (99.2%).
These daily deals expired…
More new Fuji gear and pre-orders, starting with the new XF 90mm f2 R LM WR Lens with a $950 pre-order price.
On the camera front, the new X-T10 mirrorless camera is pre-orderable as body only for $800, or with 16-50mm for $900 or with 18-55mm for $1100 with a mid-June release estimate. Also pre-orderable is the X-T10 metal hand grip for $130 and the X-T10 leather case for $80.
Olympus has three new products in their Micro Four Thirds PRO world available for pre-order right now, two lenses and a new limited edition of the E-M5 II as follows:
Simple primes are getting some new gear love as well, Canon has ushered out their new EF 50mm f1.8 STM available for pre-order with a late May 2015 release estimate for $125 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).
PS: if you are shopping at Amazon, do not confuse the new STM lens with the previous 50mm f1.8 II non-STM that also goes for $125 now and is in-stock.
PS/2: you can find this and most other interesting/non-boring cameras and lenses announced in 2015 at the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page.
Best Buy is offering 3X Best Buy Rewards Points if you purchase select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses (29 options available). You have to be a member of their Rewards program to earn this (it is free to join). You also get upgraded to free express shipping (you must needs select it manually in the shopping cart). Eligible DSLRs include the D750, D7200, 6D, 5DMk3, and some lenses as well.
For the Nikon CX 1″ Angry Inch 1-System, Groupon Goods is offering the camouflage color scheme of the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR lens for $110 with free shipping and free returns and 90 day Nikon warranty. Delivery within 7 business days after purchase.
The refurbished by Nikon USA Nikon 55-200mm DX VR lens is currently on sale for $90 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
More B&H action, coupon code BHOPTIC15 (limited time offer) gets you the Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens for $1400 with free shipping.