(ENDED) Lightdow 35mm F1.7 MF APS-C (Sony E) for $63

These lightning deals expired…

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Used Sony DT 55-200mm f4-5.6 SAM for $59

Another lens participating in the 20% off in-cart discounts is the Sony DT 55-200mm f4-5.6 SAM (SAL55200-2) dropping to $59 with free shipping. This is the international version of the lens, but used items don’t get warranty anyway.

Used Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $219 (Canon) and $224 (Nikon)

Among the cameras participating in the previously mentioned earlier today 20% off Earth Week promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals is the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD for $219+ in the aforelinked Canon EF version (“Used – Very Good”) and $224+ (“Used – Good”) in the Nikon system (or $238~ in “Used – Very Good” condition).

This goes for $369 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

Used Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 ART DC (Nikon) for $538

The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM goes for $800 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama, but if you are comfortable with used, and if you want the Nikon version, it is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $538~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, or $568 in “Used – Like New” condition. This link shows other sellers as well (only Amazon Warehouse Deals items are eligible for the 20% off in-cart discount)…

This too is among the cameras participating in the previously mentioned earlier today 20% off Earth Week promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

(SOLD OUT) Refurb Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60

AS of 4/14/18 AM recheck, this sold out…

The new condition Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R can go as low as $100 when on sale, but if you want to save more, you can right now get the manufacturer refurbished version in silver for $60 plus $5 flat shipping at the refilled Olympus Outlet store. Already the black color scheme sold out since the morning. Shipping is free if your order total is $100+. It comes with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The silver is in-stock as of the time of writing.

(ENDED) KEH EX and EX+ Used Gear coupon: 10% off Cameras, 15% off Lenses, 20% off Accessories

This coupon promotion expired…

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SLR Magic Sale: Ten Lenses including 8mm f4 for $149

The budget smartphone revolution is further fueling budget and alternative lens manufacturers (other than the usual suspects). Among them is SLR Magic and there is a sale of Ten SLR Magic Lenses at B&H Photo as part of their B&H NAB 2018 Specials running until 4/14/18. It includes:

+ 8mm f4 for $149 in M43
+ 35mm f1.2 FE Cine for $299 in Sony E
+ 50mm f1.1 Cine for $259 in Sony E
+ 75mm f1.4 FE Cine for $299 in Sony E
+ 35mm T0.95 Mark II for $899 in M43 and Fuji X
+ 10mm T2.1 Cine for $499 in M43
+ 17mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount for BMPCC for $299
+ Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter (Compact) for $449
+ Anamorphot-50 2.0x with Rangefinder Cine Adapter Kit for $1499
+ see them all at the B&H SLR Magic sales
+ some of them get 2% promotional rewards as well

Olympus Outlet store refilled – now has 23 items

The Olympus Outlet store has been refilled! There are now 23 items listed in the manufacturer refurbished category with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and free shipping with orders of $100+!

In addition to the previously mentioned ones, they added [sorted by price below]:

+ 40-150/4-5.6 R for $60
+ 14-42/3.5-5.6 EZ for $150
+ 25/1.8 for $200
+ 45/1.8 for $240
+ E-M10 II body for $300
+ 60/2.8 MACRO for $320
+ 17/1.8 for $330
+ 75-300/4.8-6.7 II for $360
+ 12/2 for $429
+ E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for $430
+ 14-150/4-5.6 II for $450
+ 75/1.8 for $600
+ 7-14/2.8 PRO for $975
+ some are available in silver and black

This link shows them all sorted by price in ascending order. You can adjust the sorting and view over there using their navigation options.

More on these later today as I find time to price-check them individually and such…

$30 off each one of the Sigma DN ART Primes [E/m43]

If you are a fan of the Sigma ART DN mirrorless prime lenses, for the month of April, they are having an Instant Savings promotion, nicely organized at Adorama that is $30 off, with the prices becoming:

+ 19/2.8 for $169
+ 30/2.8 for $169
+ 60/2.8 for $209

These are available in silver and in black but not in Raiders colors. They are offered in the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E systems.

Note that Adorama will begin shipping orders on Sunday…

Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $100

This recurring sale is back on again! The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom is down to $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself… Or you can buy this lens for $20 when purchased together with the Olympus E-M5 II

Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $240 [m43]

I just refreshed the Olympus Outlet store and surprise surprise, a lens has appeared, it is the refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 going for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

In new condition this lens goes for $350 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo) or you can get it for $270 as grey market (no warranty)…

Now shipping: Opteka 50mm f2 for Sony E for $90 w/FS

If you are a fan of budget primes and a fan of the Sony E-system too, we have good news for you, the Opteka 50mm f2 is now in-stock and shipping for $90 with free shipping at B&H Photo. It had already been available for the Fuji X, M43rds, Canon EF-M and the Nikon 1 system.

Still Good: Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings

With the Passover closing at the end of the week, if you need Zeiss lenses to get to you in the near term, Adorama is continuing their Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings promotion with a variety of discounts on DSLR and mirrorless lenses. The lenses are sorted over there by the instant savings discount, ranging from $500 off to $150 off. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no mail-in rebates…

(ENDED) Imported Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS for $330 after coupon

This iteration of the coupon expired, but if you missed it, fear not – it returns every few days/weeks…

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(SOLD OUT) Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens for $1540

As of a 3/29/18 AM recheck, this sold out…

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Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Ultra Wide for $249 [C/E]

The winning lottery letters for this sale are C and E! The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ultra wide manual focus lens is on sale for $249 with free shipping in the Sony E system (model FE14M-E) and the Canon EF system (model FE14M-C). Maximum of three per system per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The other system options are not on sale…

7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF Lens w/freebies: $66 [m43], $70 [E, X]

If you are a boldly going explorer of 3rd-party manual focus lenses, there are some freebies and tiny discounts on the 7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF lens by various fulfilled by Amazon.

The Micro Four Thirds version has a $4 off clip-on coupon dropping it to $66 and has a cleaning kit that includes …gloves with it [useful for OJ cosplay as well].

No clip-on coupons for the Fuji X version but it gets a free lens pouch, while the Sony E version gets the glove cleaning kit from the paragraph above.

Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $269 [X/m43], $274 [E]

It’s Samyang time! Their new condition Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $269 with free shipping in the silver color scheme at B&H Photo in the Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds systems. The Sony E option goes for $279. The black color schemes are slightly higher ($10 to $20 more).

Meanwhile the Rokinon version of this lens goes for $274 with free shipping in the Sony E version along with $5.50~ in promotional rewards. The other system options are higher than the Samyang versions.

Who thought it was a good idea to create two names/brands for the same lenses? Why not create a third one, Rokiyang? And a forth one, Samkinon? And a fifth one, Yangroki? 🙂

SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens for $149 [m43]

Prime lenses are a good way to feed your lensaholic hunger without emptying the wallet. Speaking of which, on the micro four thirds front, the new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens is on sale for $149 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time instant savings promotion. Expiration date is not mentioned… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales

(ENDED) Kamlan 50mm f1.1 with 1-YR W for $140 w/FS [X, E, m43, EF-M]

As of 3/21/18 this offer is expired but most of the Massdrop offers return every few weeks…

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(ENDED) Tamron 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD for $350 [C/N]

This eBay flash coupon promotion expired…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 24mm f2.8 STM EF-S for $99 after coupon

This coupon expired…

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FREE to Watch Streaming Class Starts 12pm ET: Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide

IF you are curious about the Nikon lens line-up, set your alarm clocks! Starting at 12pm eastern today (Saturday 3/17/18; I often type the date to make sure I know what day and date it is LOL) streaming for FREE is a repeat of the class by John Greengo (the CreativeLIVE Tech/Gadget Guy) Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide. The class will repeat overnight until 12pm eastern the next day, so if you are busy earlier on Saturday, you can watch it later. Much cheaper than movie tickets + popcorn + soda 🙂

This is among the classes free-streaming at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR. Yesterday I forgot to check, and of course they were running the Canon Lenses the Complete Guide. This is streaming until 12pm ET today. I don’t know if they plan to stream it again for Saturday. Some of the rebroadcasts run on back to back days, others are single day.

(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 85mm f1.8 EF for $286 w/free S&H

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(ENDED) 15% off on Canon Refurbished Gear with coupon

This coupon expired…

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue at the Canon USA refurbished store, where coupon code MRGREENIE gets you an additional 15% off refurbished camera gear until Tuesday 3/20/18 at 11:59pm eastern time. Free shipping with orders of $100+ as usual. One year Canon USA warranty on the refurbished products.

(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 STM for $80 after coupon

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Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE for $699 [and more E-lenses]

The Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE autofocus lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it headlines a sale of a trio of Samyang lenses for a limited time. The other two Sony E Samyang lenses on sale, also found at the same link, are:

+ 8mm f2.8 fisheye II for $259
+ 85mm f1.4 IF for $249
+ only the 35/1.5 is autofocus; the two above are manual focus;

Speaking of the Sony E-system, B&H also has a sale on the SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE for $299 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (about $6 to spend in the future at B&H)…

7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 for $135 (Fuji X), $145 (Sony E)

The mirrorless system also brought with them a new generation of lens manufacturers such as 7artisans. I don’t know if these lenses are made by exactly seven optical artisans or they are made for photographic artisans, but the 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $135 with free expedited shipping in the Fuji X system at B&H Photo, while the Sony E version goes for $145…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $279 to $289 most systems; $329 Nikon AE, $379 Canon AE

Keeping it real with manual focusing, the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $279 to $289 in various systems (Pentax K, Sony A and E, Fuji X, Canon EF, and Olympus Four Thirds DSLR system). Meanwhile the chipped models (with “AE chip”; the lenses are fine, they don’t have things broken off “chipped”) go for $329 in Nikon and $379 in Canon, all these at B&H Photo… Some of these options also earn 2% promotional rewards…

(ENDED) Thursday (B&H): Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS for $259 [X/E/m43/EF-M]; Glicecam Centurion for $549; FlashBoss TTL 2-Transceiver Kit for $79 [C/N]

These expired BUT for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for $155 after coupon

A $9 off green clip-on coupon, drops the price of the new condition Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens from $165 to $156 sold by Voking with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. The price and clip-on coupon is available M43rds and Fuji X among the mirrorless and Canon and Nikon among the DSLRs. The Sony E version is not on sale and does not have a clip-on coupon.

SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 (Sony E) for $259

Prime time for Sony E shooters, the new condition SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 lens is on sale for $259 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. No promotional rewards at Amazon but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get a 5% statement credit.

Lens Sales at Adorama (583 options)

Adorama is having a lens-a-palooza sale with over 580 lenses participating. This is a mix of sales, instant savings promotions and such. You can filter them using the various options (manufacturer, price-range, etc) on the left hand side of their website. More on these later, being not-Watson means I cannot digest 583 lenses in milliseconds 🙂

Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C (E-mount) for $76.50

The new condition Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C Sony E-mount lens is currently on sale for $76.48 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping… I don’t know how closely related this may be to the Meike 35mm f1.7 which goes for $90… There’s also a Neewer going for $86…

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO for $765 w/coupon

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO Lens for $765 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens for $829

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $829 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $956

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $956~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO for $892

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO (yes, Olympus has an IS lens) for $892~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mk II for $479 [E] or $499 [X]

Bright prime for Mirrorlandia now, the new condition Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is on sale for $479 in the Sony E-system and $499 in the B&H Photo and Adorama and Adorama on eBay and various at Amazon

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM MACRO with Extras for $569 [C/N/A/Si]

Tele Macro time, not to be confused with Tele Marco 🙂 The new condition Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro lens is on sale for $569 with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or with free lens-y accessories instead at Adorama (Tiffen 62mm Photo Essentials filter kit, lens cap tether and cleaning kit of course) in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony, or Sigma SLR systems…

Rokinon 12mm f2 lens for $274 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

The new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 ultra wide lens is on sale for $274 with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time in your choice of various Mirrorless (Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Canon M) systems, some lenses are in black, some are in silver….

(ENDED) Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary + USB Lens Dock for $770 [N]

As of a mid-day 3/9/18 re-check, this is sold out….

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Refurbished Nikon 70-300/4.5-6.3G DX non-VR for $105 w/FS

If you don’t care about VR much, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED AF-P DX is on sale for $105 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day warranty at Adorama. This is not a VR lens!

If you prefer the VR lens, you can get it refurbished for $150 after coupon through BuyDIG.

Zeiss Wedding Weeks sale [C/N/E/M]

Do you hear wedding bells? You may still do if you attended the WPPI trade show in Vegas 🙂 WPPI may be over [see Trade Show Calendar], but the “Zeiss Wedding Weeks” lens sale continues at Adorama where you will find all participating lenses sorted by the biggest discount (starting at $500 off for the 135/2.8 Batis, making it $1500).

The lenses participating in the sale are:

+ 135/2.8 Batis for $1500 [E]
+ 85/1.4 APO for $4190 [C/N]
+ 85/1.4 Milvus for $1600 [C/N]
+ 135/2 Milvus for $1800 [C/N]
+ 85/1.8 Batis for $999 [E]
+ 85/2.4 Loxia for $1200 [E]
+ 85/1.4 for $1133 [C/N]
+ 85/4 for $837 [Leica M]
+ see them all at the Adorama Zeiss Wedding nicely organized page

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM + FREE Sigma TC-2001 2X TeleConverter + $136 Rewards for $3400 [C/N/Si]

Zoom-zoom and weight-lifting practice too! The new condition Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM for a limited time comes with a FREE Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter ($399 on its own) along with either 4% rewards ($130+ in future purchases) at Adorama or free lens-y accessories at Adorama or 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The lens is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma systems.

(ENDED) Thur: 10% off KEH Lenses (and 15% off 180+ select lenses)

This coupon expired… Lensaholics of the world unite and take over! Good until Thursday 11:59pm ET, coupon code LENS03A gets you 15% off select lenses at KEH Camera and 10% off the remaining lenses. Over 180 lenses (at the aforelinked page) are part of the 15 off group. The rest of the lenses on their website are 10% off. The same coupon code works on both. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the discount.

Refurbished Nikon 70-3004.5-6.3G DX VR for $150 after coupon

Picture this, a VR telezoom lens for your Nikon for $150! Coupon code PICTURETHIS gets you the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G AF-P ED DX VR for $150 with free shipping at BuyDIG until 3/12/18 or earlier if sold out.

Olympus Outlet store refilled with 26 items

The Olympus Outlet store has been refilled now with a total of 26 items, including the previously mentioned refurb E-M1 II along with the f2.8 PRO lens trio, primes, zooms and more (= converters, grips, etc)…

Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus for $299 [Sony E]

If you are a fan of autofocusing technology and the Sony E system, Adorama is offering the new condition Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus lens for the Sony E system for $299 with free expedited shipping. Yes, Rokinon is embracing AF AF 🙂