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.
B&H Photo is also offering the Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens for $750 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards when you enter coupon code BHOPTIC15 over there (coupon is a limited time offer). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts.
The Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is offered for $350 with free shipping at B&H Photo with coupon code BHOPTIC15 entered over there (limited time coupon). They also come with 4% promotional rewards. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Alpha, Pentax and Sigma SLR mounts.
If you are comfortable with imported camera gear, among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the new condition imported grey-market with seller warranty (not Nikon USA warranty) Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR for $585 with free shipping by eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6%) with a limit of five per buyer. Over 300 units sold so far from this listing.
If you are not comfortable with grey-market/imported items, but you are comfortable with certified refurbished by the manufacturer, you can get it for $650 by Beach Camera upon Amazon.
Speaking of eBay, to celebrate “May Fourth”, Target’s eBay store is offering this Star Wars AT-AT t-shirt for $8 with free shipping with a limit of three per buyer. This is an engineering look at the Imperial Walkers. Disney has not yet added mermaids or Cinderella riding on the AT-AT 😉
Shiguma time! Sigma has launched a new round of instant savings (aka discounts aka rebates) on 10+ lenses available in 58 options (different mounts and kits). Some of them also include 4% promotional rewards, while others include free accessories at the same price. You can find them all at Adorama. This round ends 6/30/15.
Zoom-zoom! If you do not hate mail-in rebates with a passion, between May 1-10 in 2015, there are two stackable $50 mail-in rebates on the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Canon, Nikon, Sony DSLR mounts). The lens price is $630 before the two mail-in rebates. One of the $50 MIR offers ends 5/10/15. You also get 4% promotional rewards from Adorama
Tamron has another mail-in rebate promotion, this one runs May 1st until June 30 in 2015, with the 70-200, 70-300, 24-70, 18-270, and 16-300 lenses participating. Adorama also includes 4% promotional rewards and free accessories on some of them. Here they are, broken down by mount: Nikon mount and Canon mount and Sony mount.
Tokina has a new round of mail-in rebates (May 1 until June 30 in 2015) for two lenses, and at the same time, Adorama is bundling some free accessories with them. They are:
As usual, the PDF files of the mail-in rebates are available on the individual product pages of items eligible for them at Adorama.