Pre-order Olympus Portrait Lens Kit (45/1.8, 75/1.8) for $999

Olympus has launched a new Olympus Portrait Lens Kit that is comprised of the M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, along with appropriately matched Lens Hoods and Lens Cases for each lens. This kit is now available for pre-order for $999 with free shipping at Adorama.

Pre-order Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150, 17/1.8) for $799

Manufacturer initiated lens bundles are a new trend these days, and Olympus is jumping aboard this hype train with the “Olympus Travel Lens Kit”, bundling the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.5-6.6 II Black lens along with the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Black lens, along with appropriately sized lens hoods and more importantly lens cases (it’s a travel kit after all!). This is available for pre-order for $799 with free S&H at Adorama.

Fuji X-System Instant Savings: Cameras and Lenses

Fuji has a new round of instant savings on various items in their X-System, good until 7/2/16.

On the camera front, among others, the X-T10 body only goes for $600, X-T10 with 16-50 for $700, the X-T10 two lens kit for $800, the X-T1 body only for $1000, the X-T1 Graphite for $1200, the X-PRO1 for $500, and more. You can see all the available kits at B&H Photo and Adorama.

In parallel, they have a sale on a variety of X System lenses, a total of 22 lenses are participating (some are different colors of the same lens), a mix of primes and zooms. You can see all the lenses at B&H Photo and Adorama (page down to find the lenses).

Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR for $326

K-zoom-zoom now, the Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR is on sale for $326~ with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 5/31/16 or earlier if there is a breakthrough in Pentax proselytization.

Bower SLY 358C 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for $150 (C)

One of the benefits of going with a Canon/Nikon SLR system is that it’s raining lenses from all kinds of manufacturers, so if you are a experimentalist lensaholic, you may have many and more choices. Which brings us to the Bower SLY 358C 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens on sale for $150 with free shipping in the Canon mount at B&H Photo. Only the Canon version is on sale. The other two (Nikon, Four Thirds) go for $200+.

Nikon Macro and Portrait Two Lens Kit (35/1.8 DX, 85/3.5 DX VR Micro) with $20 Rewards for $497

Adorama has a Spring Wedding sale, and among the items bubbling there is a new twist on the Nikon Macro & Portrait Two Lens Kit (35mm f1.8 DX, 85mm f3.5G DX VR Micro), you get $20 promotional rewards with it, while still paying the standard price of this bundle of $497. Free expedited shipping.

The promotional rewards can be used in future Adorama purchases. If you are not familiar with Adorama’s Promotional Rewards, here’s a quick TL;DR:

  • 40 days after shipment, your Rewards will automatically convert into a promotional code that can be used on a future purchase of any item sold by Adorama
  • Once issued, the promotional code will be valid for six months
  • click on the “Get $19.88 Reward” blue link over there to see the detailed Terms and Conditions

Pre-Order on June 9+: new Fuji XF 2x TC WR Teleconverter (for 50-140, 100-400)

As of the time of writing, there is no pre-order option, but pre-orders will open on June 9 in 2016. Fuji has a new Fuji XF 2x TC WR Teleconverter coming up, with a starting price of $450 that is compatible with the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lenses. Details and specs of this at B&H Photo.

Likewise, the new Fuji LH-XF23 Lens Hood for the Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens will start at $70.

PS: I don’t know if camera manufacturers now seem to think they are Apple at the height of the iPhone hype with all these multi-stage announcement/pre-orders, but what do I know? 🙂

Refurbished Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR AF-S for $535

On the Nikon side of things, the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f4G ED VR lens is available in refurbished condition at B&H Photo for $535 with free expedited shipping and a 90 day warranty from B&H Photo (not Nikon).

Refurbished Canon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF-S w/1yr warranty for $399

Zoom-zoom! The Canon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF-S is available in refurbished condition with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with 4% Rewards or Free Accessories for $699 [E/X]

Twitter is not the only thing that tweets. Zeiss does too and their Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 lens is on sale for $699 with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or with free lens-y accessories (filter, tether, cleaning kit) at Adorama.

Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f1.8 Limited for $735

Prime time for Pentax fans continues at B&H Photo, this time they have the Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f1.8 Limited lens on sale for $735 with free expedited shipping. The offer is good until 5/31/16 or earlier if sold out.

YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) for $2400 with coupon

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion. I have no way of knowing how many people are eligible.

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion ~ I don’t want to repeat the whole post) and logged on to your eligible Amazon account, there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] for the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) [this is the lens page, everyone will see this].

The standard price for this lens is $3000. You add the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) to your shopping cart, make sure your payment method is the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, and enter coupon code ARC20SPRING there. The price will drop by 20% in the right sidebar of the Amazon Checkout page, making it $2400 (rounded) with free shipping. This has to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

If it doesn’t, it means the promotion is not working, either because you are not eligible or you are using a different payment method or Amazon is not the actual seller or for other reason(s) that I am not aware of.

If all is well, it should look like this:

sony70200_chase_amzn

Again, please note this is a YMMV type of an offer, I have no way of testing this at a grand scale. I tested with an account with the Chase VISA card, one without it, and not being logged on to Amazon.

IF you tried this and it worked or didn’t please let us know in the comments!

Pre-order Canon 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM EF-M for $299

Canon is rolling out a brand new lens for their Mirrorless System (yes, they have one), the Canon 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM EF-M is available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping with a late June 2016 release estimate at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

This too has been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Pentax FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D DC AW for $2389

With the Pentax K-1 becoming a reality, there are more temptations among K-shooters to add more lenses or upgrade existing ones, which brings us to the Pentax FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D DC AW on sale for a limited time only for $2389 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Semi-Curated Nikon Sale on eBay (300 items)

eBay is currently having a semi-curated Nikon Camera Gear sale featuring around 300 items, a mix of new and refurbished, authorized and not. Unfortunately I am not a 64-thread AI, so I can’t “digest” 300 items on the fly, so this is a YMMV adventure if interested in Nikon gear.

PS: I call it “semi-curated” because I don’t know how this gets assembled (how much human and how much computer input).

Refurbished Canon DSLR Gear w/1yr warranty: 50mm f1.8 STM for $90, Etc

It is the weekend, among along with it comes another Canon USA store sale that includes a number of refurbished Canon SLR Lenses. The ones on sale have their price shown in “red cyber ink”. Among them:

+ 50mm f1.8 STM EF for $90
+ 55-200mm f4-5.6 IS STM EF-S for $130
+ 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS STM EF for $400
+ 50mm f1.4 EF for $270
+ the above are refurbished with a 1-year Canon USA warranty
+ there are five pages in the Lenses page, increase the “Items per Page” or make sure you check them all

In parallel they have a refurbished DSLR sale with the 5DS R body going for $3000, 5DS for $2800, the T6s (the name, not plural) w/18-135 for $800, 6D body for $1100, 7D II body for $1200, D-Rebel T5 two lens kit (18-55/75-300) for $290, etc. There are two pages of sale items.

In-stock now: Kipon Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera

The Kipon Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera With Integrated ND Filters Auto Focus Lens Adapter is now in-stock for $428 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

20% off Kipon Lens Mounts

If you like to mix and matches cameras and lenses of different mounts, Adorama has a 20% off sale on Kipon Lens Mounts. The sale price is reflected there.

Pre-order new Hasselblad Medium Format Lenses (8 options)

Hasselblad has revealed eight new medium format lenses (a mix of zooms and primes) and they are available for pre-order at B&H Photo with prices ranging from $4260 to $8160.

(ENDED) Still Good: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS for $299 (C/N)

As of 5/16/16 recheck, the price jumped to $370 for the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens…

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Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR w/90-day warranty for $189

Back to the eBay Top 100 Deals we geaux, where BuyDig’s eBaY StoRe striKes again with another manufacturer-refurbished Nikon product with a 90-day warranty, it is the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR [corrected] going for $189 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

PS: now that we are posting more posts per day, if you want to quickly catch up on something specific, you can use the Categories and Tag links below each post, for example, this eBay Camera Deals tag will show you all the previously posted eBay deals. I manually add these tags to each post, so human miscategorization errors are statistically unavoidable 🙂

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with 10% Rewards for $550 (C/N/A) [optionally add Filter for +$11]

The whole world begins to zoom. Zoom-zoom because that’s what you can do with the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO on sale for $549 with free expedited shipping and 10% promotional rewards (to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum SLR mounts…

Optionally yo can buy it bundled with a Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for +$11~ ~ I used a calculator this time 😉 If you are not familiar with the B&H website, here’s how you can locate the different mounts and kits – the annotated picture in this post.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD and 10% Rewards for $989 (C/N/A) [Optional: add B+W filter for +$21]

It’s Tamron time, a new limited time offer (expires by 6/7/16) at B&H Photo gets you the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $989 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Minolta SLR mounts. You also receive 10% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases. No coupons, no rebates…

Also available is a “Filter Kit” for each lens, for $21 more [fixed calculation error ~ looks like I may need to use a calculator even for 1+1] , you get the B+W 95mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter. Annotated screenshot crop below to locate the filter kit if you are not familiar with the B&H website:

filter_kit_for_tamron

9% off BorrowLenses rentals with coupon

Borrow Lenses is celebrating their ninth birthday, so they are offering a coupon that gets you 9% off rentals. The coupon details and restrictions in the screenshot below. It’s much clearer than I can write it in text 🙂

bal_rental_coupon

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS for $299 (C/N)

Bubbling under in the eBay Top 100 is a new condition offer from BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized dealers) on the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens offered for $299 with free shipping in either the Canon or Nikon SLR mounts, with a limit of five per buyer.

PS: we’ve come a long way since the early days of digital: a $300 stabilized f2.8 zoom lens!

Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art and 4% Rewards for $800 (C/N/A/Si)

We have a trio of lens discounts from B&H Photo. All three are limited time offers that end on 5/10/16 at 11:59pm eastern, so you have plenty of time to research them, but not eternity 🙂

We start with a zoom, the Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art Lens available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts along with 4% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases is on sale for $800 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art with 4% Rewards for $850 (C/N/A/Si)

More lens action for Prime fans this time, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art Lens in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts, with 4% promotional rewards is on sale for $850 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This does not include freebies (no dock or accessories). The offer ends on 5/10/16 at 11:59pm ET!

Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro for $400 [was $370]

We have a limited time sale on the Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro lens, going for $400 [was $370] with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The offer ends on 5/31/16 5/10/16 at 11:59pm ET!

(ENDED) Lensbaby Spark Duo for $65 (C/N)

This offer expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

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In-stock now: Sony FE Lenses: 50mm f1.8 and 70-300 f4.5-5.6

Two more Sony FE E-mount lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door from B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens for $250
+ Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens for $1200

For more in-stock action (it looks a very busy month), check the In-Stock Alerts here at this blog (there’s also a menu option up top in the blue bar), and also the Jon Snow resurrection of the Stock Status Tracker.

Preorder new Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens for $900 to $950

It’s a season of primes these days, and here comes another one available for pre-order in the Sony E-mount, C-mount and Micro Four Thirds, it is the Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens going for $900 to $950 depending on mount and focus distance markings (meters or feet) at B&H Photo. This is not a full frame lens.

Leica Instant Savings end 5/10/16

The 12% off Leica Instant Savings (exchange rate promotion) for a number of M-system and other Leica products is expiring on May 10 in 2016 unless renewed/extended. You can find eligible products at B&H Photo. Eligible items show the 12% off instant savings.

In-stock now: Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 with $60 rewards for $1500 (E-mount)

Hot on the heels of the Zeiss Batis arrivals, B&H Photo has another Zeiss e-mount lens in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount for $1500 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (around $60).

For more in-stock action (it looks a very busy month), check the In-Stock Alerts here at this blog (there’s also a menu option up top in the blue bar), and also the Jon Snow resurrection of the Stock Status Tracker.

Free Accessories with Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VCD USD for $750 (C/N)

The brand new Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD lens is now widely available at authorized dealers (eg now both Canon and Nikon versions are in-stock at B&H Photo), so it has reached the next stage in its product lifecycle, bundling it with free accessories. You can get a free 32GB Lexar SD card, a UV filter, a lens cap keeper, a cleaning kit and a microfiber cloth for the same price of $750 by Beach Camera with the order getting Prime shipping benefits (ships from Beach, not Amazon) in either the Nikon mount or the Canon mount.

PS: retroactive correction: I often get the Tamron and Tokina names confused 🙂 Did they have to both start with a T and be six letters long and share many common letters? If they were both in love with “T”, why couldn’t they name them Tammy and Trozzziaiaoaonizozzazziza? 🙂

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99

Back to the eBay Deals Top 100 we go where eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the imported grey-market new condition Nikon 50mm f1.8D lens for $99 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. No warranty is mentioned in the listing.

In contrast, this goes for $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama).

Speaking of eBay, celebrating Star Wars Day, the The Force Awakens Blu-Ray/DVD/DigitalHD set is on sale for $17 with free shipping (ships from Kentucky; limit 5 per customer; Calipari not included!).

In-stock: Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III Lens for Sony E

Prime time for Sony E-mount photographers, the Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III Lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of in-stock-related-matters, the Stock Status Tracker is back covering some of the upcoming DSLRs. You can also keep up with in-stock alerts using the In-Stock ALERT! category here at this blog.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye for $189 (C/N)

Adorama has launched a new doorbuster/flash-sale, the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens (manual focus, removable hood) is on sale for $189 with free shipping and $4~ in promotional rewards in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.

For more action, check the Adorama Mother’s Day Special Offers.

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary with $40 rewards and Free 95mm Filter and USB Dock for $990 (C/N/Si)

The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens is currently going for $990 at B&H Photo and it gets 4% promotional rewards (slightly under $40), along with a FREE Sigma 95mm Protector Filter and FREE Sigma USB dock, available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts. The Sigma version is a special order, the other two are in-stock.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD w/$50 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A)

The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO lens is currently on sale for $500 with 10% promotional rewards (around $50 to be used in future B&H purchases) with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Nikon versions are VC (image stabilization), while the Sony Alpha Minolta A-mount is not. Offer ends 5/9/16.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro Contemporary w/$20 Rewards and Free Close-Up Lens and USB Dock for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

It will be very awkward in the future to have to call a 20 year old lens a “Contemporary” lens. Perhaps Sigma marketing did not zoom far enough in the future when naming these 😉

Improv aside (please only throw organic and biodynamic tomatoes at me), the Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary lens goes for $500 at B&H Photo and it comes with 4% promotional rewards (around $20), along with a free Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and a free Sigma USB Dock including automatically by B&H while this promotion is running (it shows the free items on the individual product pages). Offer ends 5/8/16.

This is available in a stabilized version for the Canon and Nikon and Shiguma SLR mounts, and non-stabilized for the Sony A and Pentax K SLR mounts.

PS: the (C/N/A/P/Si) or similar patterns you see in the post titles are (shockingly perhaps) not the cat typing or me trying to make an obscurely obscure joke. They are abbreviations for the various camera mounts:
+ C = Canon
+ N = Nikon
+ A = Sony Alpha A-mount fka Minolta fka Dyxum fka Maxxum
+ P = Pentax K-mount
+ Si = Sigma SA SLR mount
+ E = Sony E-mount
+ m43 = Micro Four Thirds
+ X = Fuji X mount
+ M = Leica M
+ PL = PL mount
+ CX = Nikon CX 1-System 1-Mistake
+ Q = Pentax Q ~ Star Trek’s Q made them do it
+ 645 = 645