Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G DX VR for $230

The action continues with a manufacturer refurbished lens with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, it is the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR offered for $230 [WAS $199] with free shipping at Adorama as a limited time flash sale… Price updated on blog 2/23/17 late PM…

Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2 ZE with $32 rewards for $799 (C only)

We have four back to back Zeiss SLR lens discounts. This one is for Canon only (ZE), but the other three below are for both Canon and Nikon (ZF.2). The Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens (Canon EF Mount) is on sale for $799 with free shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards ($32~) to be used in future purchases at B&H…

For more B&H action, check their Featured Sales

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 with $80 rewards for $1999 (C/N)

The last of the four Zeiss lens instant rebate sales is the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens offered for $1999 in the Canon (ZE) and Nikon (ZF.2) systems with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($80~ to be used in future purchases at) B&H Photo.

(SOLD OUT) Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR for $379

As of a 2/22/17 recheck, this is sold out… Zoom-zoom for Nikon DSLR users. The Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR lens is currently on sale for $379~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal, it’s either a sale or a price-match (manual or computer-generated). This is a new condition with USA warranty.

Buy Olympus 75mm f1.8, Get 45mm f1.8 FREE

The “Olympus Portrait Kit” (Micro Four Thirds) currently breaks down as getting the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for FREE when you purchase the Olympus 75mm f1.8. The 75mm on its own goes for $900, and so does the Portrait kit. Meanwhile the 45mm f1.8 on its own goes for $324. You also get 4% promotional rewards on the bundle (about $36 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo. The same price is available by various at Amazon but you don’t get 4% rewards. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store Card, you get 5% cashback on the credit account [see Prime benefits].

16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 for $6.45 with free S&H [and other eBay Offers]

To the Trending eBay Deals we go, where you can get the new condition 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 memory card, model SDSDB-016G-B35, for $6.45 with free shipping. Over 1370 units have been sold so far. It ships from California by eBay seller “allizwell2k10” (99.9%).

Speaking of eBay and storage, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (with 200GB of Cloud Storage) for $105 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Nearly 300 units have been sold so far.

Speaking of eBay, the current featured Daily Deal there is the new condition Surface PRO 3 (i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, model PU2-00017) offered for $830 with free shipping by eBay seller “Always.Deals” (98%, New Jersey). Over 175 units sold so far per the listing over there.

Might as well turn this post into an eBay round-up. eBay seller “DigJungle” (99.2%, undisclosed USA location) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens for $149 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is none!

Used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II VC for $269 + S&H (Nikon)

The older non-stabilized Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II goes for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers, with some free accessories (eg Adorama). However, if you want to get the stabilized version, the new condition price is $649. However (oh no, breaking the golden rules of writing, two Howevers in a row!), if you are comfortable with used lenses…

Adorama is offering the stabilized version of the lens (“VC”) in “Used – Excellent Minus” condition in the Nikon mount for $269 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes), and in “Used – Demo” condition in the Canon mount for $299 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes).

Adorama offers a 90-day warranty of their own on used items they sell on their website.

Pre-orders open: two new Sony FE Primes (85/1.8, 100/2.8 OSS)

UPDATE 2/9/17: the two lenses and flash Sony announced on Tuesday are now available for pre-ordering:

+ Sony FE 85mm f1.8 for $600
+ Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS for $1500

Also coming along for the ride is the Sony HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash for $400, with the same pre-order date as the two lenses above.

These two have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART + 77mm Hoya Filter + Sigma USB Lens Dock + $34 Rewards for $849 (C/N/A/Si)

With the ever-increasing popularity of 35mm FF cameras, the “normal” prime lenses are becoming “normal” again. At the risk of normalizing bad puns, we abandon this joke, and return to the deals. The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Lens Dock AND a 77mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC filter AND 4% promotional rewards (about $34~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo as another one of their WPPI 2017 specials (use your browser’s in-page search feature to look for “Sigma” to see them all). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR systems.

(ENDED) Sigma 24-35mm F2.0 Art DG HSM (Canon) for $771

This Thursday lightning deal expired… Ooops, I forgot about the Shiguma lens! Good until Friday 1:20am ET, the Sigma 24-35mm F2.0 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon goes for $771~ with free shipping. The price before the sale was $899 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule. Only the Canon EF version is on sale.

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic for $250

The mystery of how lenses have babies remains, but that does not stop sales from happening. The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic for is currently on sale for $250 in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR systems, and the Fuji X, Sony E, and Samsung NX mirrorless systems at Adorama, another one of their latest WPPI 2017 specials.

(ENDED) Wednesday: Rokinon 24/1.5 Cine (EF) $449, three Benro Tripods, Raya Studio Kit $120

These daily deals expired… For more action, check their Featured Sales along with their WPPI 2017 specials (some require coupon – they are noted so on the aforelinked page)…

Continue reading “(ENDED) Wednesday: Rokinon 24/1.5 Cine (EF) $449, three Benro Tripods, Raya Studio Kit $120”

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 and $94 rewards for $2350 (C/N)

Good until 2/12/17, it’s Z-prime time for your Canon and Nikon DSLR gear, B&H Photo is offering the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 lens for $2350 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards. Given the price of the lens, the promotional rewards are a decent $94~ to be used in future B&H purchases.

Pre-order new Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD and 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Tamron is back wtih two new lenses, available for pre-order in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems as follows:

+ 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1299 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD for $499 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ these two have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II for $300 (C/N/A/P)

The used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II LD SP AF mentioned yesterday is long gone, but the new condition is available for a reasonable price for an f2.8 APS-C zoom lens, $300 gets you this lens in the four SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Kraxum). At Adorama you have a choice of 4% promotional rewards or free lens-y accessories, while at B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards. These are new condition with a 6-year Tamron USA warranty.

NOTE: this is the older non-VC (non-stabilized) version.

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

Sony 16mm f2.8 with 5yr New Leaf and Filter for $223 (E-mount)

If you are fond of E-system primes and extended lens warranties, Adorama is offering the new condition silver Sony 16mm f2.8 lens with a 5-year New Leaf extended warranty and a Vivitar 49mm filter for $223 with free shipping. This is among their Better Than Chocolate sales.

On the other hand, if you don’t like extended warranties, you can get the lens for the same price but with 4% promotional rewards (instead of the other extras) at B&H Photo, among their latest Featured Sales.

Used Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko for $380 (Four Thirds)

If you like to party like it’s a Four Thirds DSLR party, the Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital lens is available in used condition at B&H Photo for $380 (8+ condition) or $400 (9 condition). Free shipping. For the speed readers out there, this is a DSLR lens for the Four Thirds DSLR system. This is not a M43rds lens.

(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon 24mm f2.8D for $270

As of a 2/7/17 recheck, this used item is sold out… “Used Day” continues with a used Nikon lens, the NIKKOR 24mm f2.8D is available in “Used – Condition 8+” (“Shows moderate wear or finish marks”) for $270 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Used items sold at B&H come with a 90-day warranty from B&H Photo.

Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit with Boatload of Freebies for $497

It’s back on again, the Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit which consists of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX and 85mm f3.5G DX VR Macro, goes for $497 with free shipping and it is bundled with the following freebies at Adorama: Corel Software Bundle (includes Aftersho PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, and two more), the Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a ProOptic 52mm MV UV filter, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

(ENDED) Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR II for $499

As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered at this price… Zoom-zoom! A rare lens discount! The new condition Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR II is on sale for $499 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. The shipping estimate is February 8 (2017) with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

LIVE NOW: new Olympus Discounts: E-M5 II, E-M10 II, Pen-F, various M43rds Lenses

If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:

+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo

Imported Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM w/1yr seller warranty for $92

Also bubbling under in the Trending ebay deals, eBay seller is back again with another offer, they have the new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 STM EF lens for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five per customer. This comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. Given the price and the simplicity of 50mm lenses, this is a lower risk grey-marekt purchase.

Imported Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II w/1yr seller warranty for $1399

The new condition from authorized dealers Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM goes for $1750 bundled with free accessories (eg Adorama) or free 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (eg B&H Photo). But if you are more of a risk taker…

… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, you can get this lens in new condition as an imported grey-market model for $1399 with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave on ebay. Limit five units per buyer.

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.

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.

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.