The new gear party is not over yet. Sony full frame A-mount photographers must needs hide their wallets! Sony announced two new professional f2.8 lenses. The 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2100, and the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2250. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2015. (VS as in Vario-Sonnar).
UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama.
The new hit single by Vanilla Ice is “Zeiss Zeiss baby” 😉 Now that you can’t un-hear that line, Zeiss announced two new lenses in the Batis line, that continue the computerization trend of camera gear, they have a built-in OLED display on the lens barrel that show important lens-y information for the photographer.
The first two lenses in the line are for the Sony NEX e-mount and they are available for pre-order as follows:
The Nikon 105mm f2.8G AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor lens is currently on sale for $734 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not part of the lighting deals.
The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 30-110mm f3.8-5.6 VR lens with a 90 day warranty is on sale for a limited time for $110 with free shipping (with the usual limit of five) at Groupon Goods. This is a limited time offer but they don’t mention a specific expiration date.
Sunday means among many other things new rounds of manufacturer-initiated instant savings. Case in point, Canon has a new round of savings/prices on select SLR/DSLR lenses. You can find all participating lenses nicely organized at B&H Photo.
This limited time offer expired (the price went up to $400)…
It’s Rokinon time at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “BestPriceOptics” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Rokinon 16mm f2 lens for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is available in the Canon, Sony and Pentax dSLR mounts and the Sony, Fuji, Samsung NX, and M43rds mirrornyet mounts. The Nikon dSLR version is sold out.
The Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 lens, in the black color scheme, is currently on sale for $261 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself.
This daily deal expired…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM for $205”
You can certainly tweet but you can’t take pictures with a tweet unless you use a touit lens 😉 Two such Zeiss lenses for mirrorless systems are currently on sale and they come with free accessories as well at Adorama. Page down on the listings over there to see the mount and free accessory options (UV filter, lens cap keeper, cleaning kit). The 32mm f1.8 Touit goes for $500, while the 12mm f2.8 Touit goes for $700. These are available in Fuji X and Sony E-mount.
This limited time offer ended…
It’s not just DSLRs kits, there are also lenses in the refurbished Nikon eBay party. BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens for $180 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty, with a limit of five per customer.
Instant savings time on the NX front, fourteen different Samsung NX lenses have a 20% off instant savings discount at Amazon.
Sony has just announced four new E-mount lenses and four converter lenses, headlined by the 35mm f1.4 ZA Zeiss ($1600) and the 90mm f2.8 OSS G macro ($1100), along with the 24mm f2 prime ($450), and the 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS ($1000), along with four converters for various primes lenses. You can find them all available for pre-order at Adorama.
A new round of Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates has gone live, covering the period of March 1-28 in 2015. Just like before, the rebates are in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card (not a paper check). You can see participating lenses at Amazon. Each eligible lens has the mail-in rebate offer on its product page. This is a direct link to the PDF form.
As of a 3/1/15 recheck, the price jumped to $350…
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Adorama is offering the refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $700 with free shipping and a one year Canon refurbished warranty.
Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR for $310 with free shipping and with a 90 day Nikon warranty.
Babies poop all the time, but Lens Babies do not. In case you were wondering 😉 The Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye is currently on sale for $230 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $9.2) at Adorama. Offer ends by 2/28/15. It is available in the four major SLR mounts and three of the four major mirrorless mounts (M43, NEX, NX).
This coupon offer for President’s Weekend expired…
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A new round of Fuji X System Lens Instant Savings is up and running at B&H Photo. A total of 13 Fuji lenses are participating, a mix of zooms and primes.
Nineteen Panasonic M43rds lenses are part of the current round of Panasonic Instant Savings at Adorama that expires 2/21/15. Most of them get 4% promotional rewards. Some of them also get a free 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty as well. Some lenses that are more heavily discounted such as the 7-14mm f4 for $900 or 8mm f3.5 fisheye for $550 do not get any of the freebies.
Pre-order time for Olympus. They have revealed a brand new E-M-series cameras, the new E-M5 II body only with a 16mp LiveMOS sensor, 10fps, 3″ tilting LCD, dust/splash-proofness, and more. The starting price is $1100 and it is available for pre-order, in black or silver color-schemes, at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.
Also coming along for the ride is another waterproof P&S digital camera, the new Tough TG-860 with a pre-order price of $280. Action cameras and waterproof cameras are apparently surviving the onslaught of smartphones.
Pentax wants to empty your K-wallet with just two lenses. Announced this week are two high-end lenses. First up, it is the 70-200mm f2.8 HD D FA* ED DC AW with a pre-order price of $2300 at Adorama and B&H Photo. Next up, it is the 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D FA DC AW with a pre-order price of $2500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Note: the “DC” in the model names is for the Direct Current (DC) autofocus motor, not to be confused with the Sigma-speak “DC” for APS-C lenses.
Tokina has revealed a new APS-C DSLR, the 11-20mm f2.8 DX available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts for $600, with pre-orders at Adorama. Tokina also has a new Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 for the same mounts, with a cinematography preorder price of $4500 at Adorama.
For 2015, we are keeping track of only interesting new cameras and lenses in this Interesting Cameras of 2015 Reference post. Keep in mind, we are now out of the breaking news cycle, so that reference post will not be updated the moment a new camera or lens is announced.
Panasonic has launched another round of Instant Savings (aka Discounts) on a dozen of their micro-four-thirds lenses, you can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo.
Woot Plus has a Camera Deal Event good until 2/9/15 at 12am central. It includes, among others, the following camera and accessories:
+ refurb Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $530
+ refurb Samsung NX200 w/18-55 for $400
+ open-box Sony NEX-3 w/16-50 for $280
+ refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $220
+ new condition Sony 55-210 f4.5-6.3 for $220
+ refurb Samsung EK-GC110 Android camera for $180
+ Gitzo GT-531 Mountaineer Series tripod for $150
+ Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2BB 294 Aluminum Kit, Tripod 3 Sections with 3-Way Head QR for $90
+ Sunpak VL-LED-30 30 LED HDSLR Camera Video Light for $30
+ and a few more
+ see them all at Woot Plus
Amazon is offering a subject-to-credit-approval 12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select camera gear with the Amazon Store Card (not to be confused with the Amazon VISA credit card by Chase). This offer requires twelve equal payments with the amount paid in full at the end of the 12 months in order to avoid interest and fees. Eligible for the offer are 475 camera gear listed here (DSLRs, lenses, mirrorless, rawsumers, etc). The offer applies to the “qualifying purchase (and all other items on the order) made during the promotional period with an Amazon.com Store Card. Excludes 1-click purchases and purchases of products sold on Amazon.com by third-party sellers.”. Check the Terms & Conditions for all the details.
Strategically, this offer is good if you are certain that you will pay the amount in full by the end of the 12 month promotional period.
More eBay Deals action, if you are comfortable with imported (non-USA warranty) double-figure lenses, the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II is offered for $85 with free shipping by Red Tag Camera on eBay (99.9%) with a limit of five per buyer. Over 1000 of these primes got sold through this listing. The simplicity of a prime lens and the low price perhaps may make this a low/lower risk import/grey-market purchase.
Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 22-inch Dell E2215HV computer monitor for $100 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.
f2.8 zoom action now, the Tamron 16-28mm f2.8 ATX Pro FX lens is on sale for $600 with free shipping at Adorama for the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.
Rokinon has revealed two new 135mm lenses. The photography priority is the 135mm f2 ED emc with a pre-order price of $550, while the video-priority is the 135mm T2.2 Cine DS ED UMC with a pre-order price of $600. The photography-priority version is available in nine different mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony A- and E-, Pentax, Fuji X, Samsung NX, Four Thirds, M43). Pre-orders are available at Adorama.
The Samyang 24mm f1.4 manual focus lens for the Pentax K-mount is currently going for $370 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It also goes for $395 for Samsung NX, $407 for “Olympus” (does not specify 43 or M43), and $500+ in Canon/Nikon. When price checking all the different mounts, be sure to pay attention to who the actual seller is. For some of them (eg Sony Alpha) the featured seller is not Amazon itself.
The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is in-sotck at B&H Photo for $2200 with free shipping. B&H will be accepting orders again Saturday PM.
Adorama has a sale on 26 Leica rangefinder lenses, with most of them also earning 2% promotional rewards.
The Nikon version of the Sigma 50mm f1.4 SLR Art lens is available as a special bundle at Adorama for $900 with free shipping. The bundle includes these bonus items: 3yr New Leaf warranty (in this case, it is included automatically, you don’t have to add it manually), 77mm filter kit (UV, CPL, ND2), lens wrap, capleash and cleaning kit. Only this Nikon bundle is going for $900. The other versions go for $950… I don’t know if it is a price error or a specific sale or a price-match.