For a limited time, Adorama has a quartet of Rokinon lenses on sale as follows. The very specific mount options of each lens are on sale, not all mount options for each lens.
+ Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount for $420
+ Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens in Nikon Mount for $350
+ Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Manual Focus Lens for Sony E Mount in Silver for $350
+ Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Focus for Olympus E Series DSLRs for $300
+ this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens
SLR lenses are slowly catching up to the crazy zoom ratios of fixed lens cameras. Tamron is taking their to the “next level” with the brand new 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 DI-II VC HLD APS-C Zoom lens, available in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. The zoom ratio is 22.22x optical. The lens is priced at $650 and it is available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo.
This lens has been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 page.
HISTORY of TAMRON SUPERZOOM LENSES
This is the latest in a long history of Tamron superzoom lenses. Here’s a handy table in the Tamron press release, with yellow highlighter added to show the different focal length options:
Back to the eBay Deals where the Cameta Camera eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II for $100 with free shipping. As usual with refurbished Nikon gear at Cameta, they come with a 1-year warranty from Cameta, not a 90-day warranty from Nikon.
Sigma strikes again with two new lenses that have been added to the New Camera and Lens Tracker of 2017. They are available for pre-ordering in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems, and they are expected to begin shipping this month ~ other things equal. They are:
+ Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art for $1599 at B&H Photo
+ also available as a bundle TOGETHER with the MC-11 Mount Converter/Lens Adapter for Sony E for $1848
+ Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art for $1299 at B&H Photo
+ also available as a bundle TOGETHER with the MC-11 Mount Converter/Lens Adapter for Sony E for $1548
UPDATE: they are also available for pre-ordering at Adorama for the same prices.
Zoom-zoom now! It’s Shiguma time! The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens is on sale for a limited time for $989 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems. You also get 4% promotional rewards which are just under $40 in future purchases at B&H. The offer ends 6/30/17.
Zeiss, Zeiss, Baby! I’m surprised Zeiss hasn’t hired Vanilla Ice yet for an April Fool’s Day “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” music video 🙂 While we are waiting for that though, Zeiss has revealed a new Milvus lens, the 35mm f/1.4, available for pre-order for $1999 with a late August 2017 release estimate at B&H Photo in the Canon EF (ZE) and Nikon F (ZF.2) systems.
This has been added to the new Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page. This tracks the more interesting items, eg P&S 1/2.x” digital cameras are not included.
There are currently 22 factory reconditioned Olympus Lenses that are participating in the Get Olympus sale, including the 17mm f2.8 for $90, the 25mm f1.8 for $230, the 45mm f1.8 for $240, with a handful of primes in-between, going all the way up to the f2.8 Zoom duo of 7-14mm for $975 and 40-150mm for $1125. All these are factory reconditioned with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and a 30-day money-back guaranty.
Meanwhile the 40-150mm f4-5.6R is out of stock at $60 and cannot be ordered unless it gets back in-stock.
The Rokinon SP 14mm f/2.4 Lens for Canon EF (it is only available in this option) is on sale for $899 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo. Sale end date is not mentioned in the listing.
For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales…
The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS in the black color scheme for Micro Four Thirds in on sale for a limited time for $299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Prices vary by color and mount, unlike Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses that are typically uniform per mount, even sometimes when they differ with regards to OS.
On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses that have known issues, you can get the Nikon version of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $309 plus shipping (starts at $8+) in “Used – Fair” condition at Adorama.
Make sure you understand the used condition designations at Adorama and read the details in the listing of each used item. This particular lens is described as “PLEASE NOTE: Lens does not auto focus; image quality will; be affected; cosmetic condition is V; may have other issues”. So fans of manual focusing 🙂
If any of these make you uncomfortable, do not buy! The new condition goes for $500 and bundled with freebies.
It’s Tamron time! Good until 11:59pm ET tonight, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR systems is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (about $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with a FREE 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and zoom through.
Good until Monday 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is running an SLR Magic lens sale for the E-mount including the SLR Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 Lens for $279 with free expedited shipping.
On the same listing you will also find that the SLR Magic Cine 75mm f/1.4 FE Lens is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping.
The new condition Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens goes for $1699 at authorized Canon USA dealers, and you have the option to get a free 13-month Accidental Damage protection by registering your product within 30 days of purchase.
However, at the moment, Adorama is bundling this lens with a FREE tripod. And it’s not a toy tripod! It is the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column (19.84lbs Load Capacity, 66.93″ Maximum Height). The tripod is included in the product bundle above, you see it mentioned over there while this promotion is running.
On the other hand, if you have enough tripods to re-enact the Planet of the Tripods movie, and if you prefer general purpose accessories, Adorama has an accessory bundle offer with these freebies: 82mm lens filters kit, lens shade, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (five software titles), and other assorted lens-accessories.
But if you instead want to optimize for a lower price, and you don’t need any extra accessories, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses that come with a 1-year seller warranty instead of a 1-year Canon USA warranty, you can get this lens in new condition but imported grey-market for the very specific price of $1591 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer. Over 200 units got sold so far from this listing.
In addition to the 100 Year Anniversary DSLRs, Nikon is also releasing select Lenses as 100 Year Anniversary editions, these too with a late July 2017 release estimate.
+ Triple F2.8 PRO ZOOM set for $8000 at B&H Photo
+ it consists of the 14-24 f2.8G ED, 24-70 f2.8E ED VR, and 70-200 f2.8E FL ED VR
+ they have a Metallic Gray finish to distinguish them
+ Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR for $4000 at B&H Photo
+ the standard edition goes for $2800
B&H Photo is running a new SLR Magic Instant Savings promotion featuring a total of 15 lenses of different mounts including Sony E, M43rds and PL mount.
The new official Canon 2-Lens Bundle featuring the EF 50/1.8 STM and 10-18 EF-S f4.5-5.6 lenses is on sale for $319 at authorized dealers, but that’s not all, for the same price, Adorama is bundling it with these free accessories: 49mm and 67mm UV lens filters, a small and a medium lens pouch, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
Likewise, the other Canon 2-Lens bundle with the EF 50mm f1.4 USM and EF 17-40mm f4L lenses goes for $850 at authorized dealers, but for the same price, Adorama is bundling it with these free accessories: 58mm and 77mm UV lens filters, and lens cleaning tissue paper.
More B&H action, this time it is a Rokinon Lens Instant savings sale featuring 16 different options in various mounts as follows:
+ 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS for $319 in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji X, M43 Sony E
+ 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS fro $349 in Pentax K, Samsung NX (!), Fuji X, M43, Canon
+ Nikon version for $399
+ 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift ED AS UMC for $679 in Sony E, Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ they also earn 2% promotional rewards
B&H Photo is running a Pentax Lenses Instant Savings promotion with a total of 20 lenses featured with prices ranging from $272 (35mm f2 FA LA LA LA LA LA) to $1997 (150-450mm f4.5-5.6 DC AW D FA HD). The price you see is the price you pay. It is a mix of primes and zooms, with primes having a government-forming majority.
A refurbished sale of sixteen products (fourteen of which are in-stock and orderable as of the time of writing) at the official Canon USA store includes the refurbished Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM Prime for $80, the refurbished EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $200, and a few more zooms, primes, flashes and binoculars. Manufacturer refurbished items on the official Canon USA store come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.
This limited time sale ended…
Put on some Tammy Wynette because it’s Tamron time! The 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD IF MACRO is on sale for $399 with free shipping in the Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Paxum mount, and $439 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax systems. You also get 4% promotional rewards. This ends Friday night at B&H Photo.
Fuji may have its own systems but they are not stopping with their lens making of other systems. Their new Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9 Lens for the Sony E-system in the Super 35 format is now available for pre-order for $3999 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
A new lens is born, at least in terms of ordering purposes, it is the Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE for the Sony E-system and it is available for pre-order for $399 at B&H Photo. This is a 35mm full frame E-mount lens. The shipping estimate is a floating “Coming Soon” at the moment.
The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens is bundled with some free extras for $177 with free shipping at Adorama. There are even two different freebie bundles, but one is a subset of the other, so this bigger bundle is a better offer: you get a 58mm Pro-Optic Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a lens-cap tether, a cleaning kit, and a Corel software kit (including Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, and VideoStudio 9).
If you don’t want/need the extra accessories, you can get it for the same price with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or 5% back as a statement credit for Prime members paying with Store Card or Chase VISA at Amazon itself
Nikon ushered in a new trio of SLR lenses, two FX and one DX lenses, which are currently available for pre-order at B&G Photo as follows. With AF-P being a thing, now I have to get in the habit of adding AF-S to non AF-P lenses 🙂
+ Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.4E ED Lens ($2000)
+ Nikon AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f3.5-4.5E ED ($1250)
+ Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f4.5-5.6G VR ($307)
You can find them added to the New Lenses of 2017 section of the new gear tracker.
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.
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.
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.
The Canon EF version of the Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 135mm f/2.8 Mark II lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $160 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check their Featured Sales…
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.
The Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f3.5 lens is bundled with 4% promotional rewards, in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, for $895 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more B&H action, check their Featured Offers…
Hide your wallet! Zeiss is zooming in on it 😉 The Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for the Sony E-mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1999 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more B&H Photo action, check their Featured Sales…
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.
We have a prime lens mini streak today it turns out 🙂 The Bower SLY 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens is now on sale for $159 in the Canon and Nikon systems with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The Four Thirds (DSLR) version is not on sale. This is a limited time offer.
For the Sony E-mount, the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 is on sale for $749 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo for a limited time. You also get a free Mitakon lens hood included in the box by B&H.
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.
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.
A new round of Olympus Instant Savings promotions are running until 6/3/17 featuring M43rds cameras, lenses and a couple of P&S critters too. Many of them get 4% promotional rewards as well. Free shipping. You can find the participating products nicely organized at Adorama.
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.
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.
Prime time for your manual focusing photo-video skills, the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Manual Focus sale is on sale for $400 with $8 promotional rewards and free shipping at Adorama in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, and M43rds systems. This is a limited time sale,
The Canon version of the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens lens is currently on sale for $200 at B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is the “HD” version of the lens. The other mounts go for $more$.
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 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
The Sony E-mount version of the Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $339 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check the B&H Featured sales…
Note also that a quartet of Benro tripods are the Wednesday B&H Daily Deals.
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.
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.
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.
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).