Lensbaby Edge 80 for $200 or Composer Pro with Edge 80 for $300

Some may call Lensbabies the Jon Snows of lenses, but that’s another story for another day 😉 A couple of Lensbaby items are currently on sale at Adorama: the Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic is on sale for $200 with free shipping, while the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic is on sale for $300 with free shipping in the Canon or Nikon options… All three earn 4% promotional rewards, which, if my math is correct (I used a scientific calculator for this), they are $8 and $12 respectively…

Pentax 50mm f1.8 for $95 [or $100 w/3yr S&P warranty]

The Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA lens is currently on sale for $95 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

On the other hand, if you are fond of Spills and Drops warranties, you can get it for $100 at Adorama with a 3-year NewLeaf Spills and Drops warranty included automatically.

PS: as far as I can tell, none of the sellers offering it for $95 thru Amazon are authorized Pentax dealers.

Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM for $250 (C)

If you are fond of older lenses for their potential bang for the buck benefits, the Canon version of the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM is on sale for $250 with free shipping at B&H Photo, as one of the 58 items featured in their Deal Zone Anniversary Sale ending at the end of day on Tuesday 11/10/15.

PS: they only have the Canon mount and the Sigma mount available, so if you have other DSLR systems, don’t feel left out.

Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f3.5 Fisheye for $180 (C)

The Canon EF version of the Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye is on sale for $180 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Only the Canon version is discounted. The other three SLR versions go for $240 to $250… This too is one of the Anniversary 2-Day Sale ending at the end of day on Tuesday 11/10/15.

58MM Altura Photo 0.35X Wide Angle Macro Fisheye Lens for Canon D-Rebels for $25 w/free s&h

Back to the world’s largest online flea market, where the Digital Goja eBay store (99.9%) is offering the new condition 58MM Altura Photo 0.35X Wide Angle Macro Fisheye Lens for Canon D-Rebels for $25 with free shipping and free returns. Over 4700 units got sold so far from this listing. It has a countdown clock and if that does not get extended, it will end around 3pm ET on Thursday.

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 + Extras + AfterShot Pro2 + PSP X7 for $200 + S&H

If you happen to want the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds prime lens and you are also curious to try Corel’s AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7, Adorama has a nice Panasonic 25mm f1.7 bundle for $200 plus shipping (the lowest shipping price is under $10, YMMV by zipcode). For that you get the standard 25mm f1.7 lens kit, along with the Corel Creativity Software kit (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, FileCenter, Omnipage), along with the Pro Optic 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a lens cap tether, a lens wrap, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Canon Refurbished DSLR Sale w/1-Year Warranty

The official Canon Outlet sale is having another refurbished DSLR sale going on. As usual, their refurbished items sold over there include a one year Canon warranty. There are 21 options, three of which are Lenses and on page #2. Among others:

+ refurbished Canon 7D Mark II body for $1000
+ refurbished Canon 6D body for $1000
+ refurbished Canon 5D Mark III body for $2000
+ and more at the refurbished DSLR sale

New Nikon DSLR and Lens Price Drops

It’s Sunday, with an extra hour to boot, yes, it is a 25 hour Sunday! The microwave timer is probably wrong now? You can use part of that extra hour to take a look at the latest round of Nikon Instant Savings on DSLRs and mostly DSLR-Lenses. Some discount-highlights from Adorama:

+ Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR for $500
+ Nikon 14-24mm f2.8G ED-IF AF-S for $1900
+ Nikon 24mm f1.4G AF-S ED for $2000
+ some items also earn Adorama promotional rewards
+ actual prices are *6.95, but I round them for expediency

On a semi-related note, other things equal, a new round of Price Charts will be completed by the end of this week. I have to start on Monday-Tuesday, because there are manufacturer-initiated price-changes on Sundays, and they sometimes propagate at different times at different retailers. PS: please feel free to e-yell at me until it gets published 🙂

Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 OS Macro for $240 (C/N/A/P)

It’s Shiguma time once again at the featured eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the new condition Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 OS DC HSM Macro lens for $240 with free shipping, in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts. Limit five per customer. The Canon and Nikon versions are OS (optical image stabilization), while the Sony and Pentax are not (presumably [I can’t really speak on behalf of Shiguma, so I can only presume/assume]) because of the sensor-shift image stabilization in those cameras.

Opteka 500mm f8 HD Mirror Lens + 2X Telephoto Converter + T-mount adapter for Canon for $90

If you are fond of mirror lenses, the Trending eBay Deals have something of potential interest, especially if a Canon shooter. The 47th Street Photo eBay store (99.2%) is offering the new condition Opteka 500mm f8 HD mirror lens. Included with that is an Opteka High Definition 2X Telephoto Converter (which is why the eBay listing says 500-1000mm f8), along with an Opteka T-Mount Adapter for Canon. The 500mm lens includes a soft pouch and three rear-mounted filters (two NDs and Skylight).

All that for $90 with free shipping. The 500mm lens has a 10 year warranty per the eBay listing. Over 690 units got sold so far from this eBay listing. The seller has a 60-day return policy but RMA must be issued within 45-days after purchase-date. Shipping charges not included/refunded.

More supplies at Olympus Outlet Refurbished sales: EM10, EM1, 12-40/2.8, etc

The Olympus USA Outlet store has received more supplies and sales for their refurbished Olympus cameras and lenses. Among the headliners of the refurbished sale is E-M10 body for $360 or w/14-42 for $400, the 12-40/2.8 for $640, the E-M1 for $960, and more. A total of 31 items are part of this sale. Their refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty.

Separately, the Olympus store has a 30% off sale on 4-year extended warranty for cameras or lenses, but as of the time of writing, the price is not discounted after you add it to the shopping cart. I don’t know if there’s a glitch or a magic coupon code is needed. The aforelinked page says “in-cart savings”. Maybe the discount appears at the very last step before paying?

Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye with removable hood for $140 (C/A)

The Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye with removable hood is one of the featured eBay Deals for $150, but you can actually get it for even less, $140 with free shipping by 47th Street fulfilled by Amazon, so it gets Prime shipping, and you deal with Amazon’s customer service in case of questions or problems. The $140 price is for the Canon and Sony-Minolta-Dyxum-Alpha. The others go for $150+.

In-stock nao: Nikon 24mm f1.8G for $750

Waiting for the new Nikon 24mm f1.8G lens? Good news! As of the time of writing, the lens in-stock and ready to ship for $750 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

If you don’t need it right away, Adorama bundles a handful of free accessories with it for the same price: 72mm Tiffen filter, Corel Software kit (includes Aftershot Pro 2 and Corel PSP X7), lens cap tether, and cleaning kit.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $280 [C/S/E/P/m43]

Rokinon needs a theme song to help them stand out in the crowded world of lenses. May I suggest licensing the Scorpions, “Here I am, Rockinon You…”.

With that totally unnecessary bad pun out of the way, we have a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens. You can get it for $280 with free shipping in the Canon EF, Sony SLR A-mount and MirrorNyet E-mount, Pentax K-mount, and Micro Four Thirds, or $290 with free shipping in the Fuji X mount. Check the various “mount tabs” at B&H Photo (SLR lenses) and B&H Photo (mirrorless lenses) and Amazon by Amazon itself to find the ones of interest.

Next up in the price ladder, at $300 you can get either the Samsung NX or the Nikon with AE chip.

NOTE: at Amazon, the Sony E-mount is currently restricted to Prime members only.

Zeiss 50mm f1.4 (ZE) with Zeiss 58mm UV filter and 4% rewards for $625

If this lens wants to license a theme song, how about Vanilla Ice with “Zeiss Zeiss Baby!”. Now that you have that song stuck in your heads for the next 24 hours (you are welcome), let’s get back on topic. The Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar T* Manual Focus for the Canon EF mount (ZE) is on sale for $625 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (about $25) AND a free 58mm Carl Zeiss T* UV Filter included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running… This is among the 2015 Photo Plus Expo Specials

I cannot find the Nikon version at the B&H website using the search function, but you can get it for the same price and 4% rewards but without the free Zeiss UV filter at Adorama.

Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings (38 options)

A new round of Pentax SLR lens instant savings promotions are under way (along with converters and flashes), at B&H Photo with 38 options available.

While there, if you are comfortable with used lenses, look for the “Buy Used from” blue links below the “Add to Cart” (it is only available on some of the lenses). For example, the 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 ED SDM goes for $440 in new condition versus $330 in Used Condition.

Pre-order new Fujifilm XF 35mm f2 R WR for $400

Fuji continues to grow its X-system, a new lens is now available for pre-order, it is the Fujifilm XF 35mm f2 R WR, available for pre-order for $400 in either silver color scheme or the black color scheme.

In parallel, also available for pre-order is the Fujifilm XF 1.4x TC WR Teleconverter with a pre-order price of $450.

This lens has now been added to the list of New Cameras and Lenses.

Pre-order Sigma 20mm f1.4 ART (C/N/Si) for $900

It’s raining new lenses as we get closer to the holiday shipping season (don’t look now, Black Friday is not that far away). Sigma has revealed a new 20mm f1.4 ART SLR lens, with a pre-order price of $900 and available in the Nikon F-mount and Canon EF-mount and Sigma SA mount. The release estimate is November-December-ish 2015.

UPDATE: the lens is now available for pre-order at Adorama in the Canon and Nikon and Sigma.

New Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4 SLR Lens (C/N) – price/pre-orders not yet

This is a pre-preorder alert. Another day, another new Zeiss lens. This time it is in the land of (D)SLRs, the new Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4, will be available in the Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Price and release estimate are not available yet.

The new lens has been added to the New Lenses Tracking page.

Refurbished Canon 55-250mm II IS w/1yr warranty for $90

If you are looking for a stabilized telephoto in the Canon mount in double figures, this may be indeed of interest, the refurbished Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 II IS with a one year Canon USA warranty as part of their refurbished Canon Gear Sale

… but wait, there’s more! If you purchase this lens together with one of the refurbished Canon DSLRs, you can save an additional $20 on the total amount.

Refurbished Canon EF 40mm f2.8 w/1yr warranty for $100

Let them eat pancakes! The manufacturer refurbished Canon 40mm f2.8 STM EF lens with a one year warranty is now going for $100 with free shipping at the official Canon USA store as part of their refurbished Canon Gear Sale.

But wait, there’s more! If you purchase this lens together in the same shopping cart as a refurbished Canon D-Rebel kit, you can save an additional $20 off your combined total. Look for refurbished D-Rebel kits at their refurbished DSLRs page.

Used Canon 1200mm f5.6L EF USM for $180,000

We recently brought back the “$5 Gadget” posts, so to balance things about, let’s also bring back the “Six-Figure Gadget” too! That’s right, $180,000 (one hundred eighty thousand) gets you the Canon Super Telephoto 1200mm f5.6L EF USM in “Used/Condition 9+” with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

PS: after this week’s Bieber Zoom scandal, perhaps paparazzi should not be allowed to buy it! 😉