Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC and 50-100mm f1.8 DC and USB Dock for $1800 [C/N/Si]

It is nice to see some creative product bundling. If you happen to want both the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC and the Sigma 50-100mm DC HSM ART lenses, along with the Sigma USB Dock, you can get all three bundled together for $1800 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts.

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS with various extras for $779

The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS lens goes for $779 at Canon-USA blessed/authorized retailers, but if you like to stock up on accessories as well, for the same price of $779 you can get it with a bundle of free extras at Adorama: ProOptic 77mm filter kit, lens shade, lens cap tether, the obligatory cleaning kit, and the Corel software bundle (includes Paintshop and AfterShot).

On the other hand, if the free accessories are of no interest/use to you, you can instead get it with 4% rewards instead (around $30 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo.

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 with $28 rewards for $700

F2.8 zoom action on the Micro Four Thirds front, the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 G X Vario asph. lens is on sale for $698 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28) at B&H Photo and Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year manufacturer warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic (why can’t they make it a 3-year warranty for everyone?)…

Pre-order Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD for $750 [C/N]

If you like the idea of a stabilized 85mm f1.8 lens, your wallet only needs to cry 750 tears to get the brand new Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD lens. Tamron revealed the price now and the Canon and Nikon version could be out this month, with the Sony version coming later. Check the latest availability at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM w/1yr warranty for $700

Refurbished lens action with a one year warranty, the Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM is currently on special for $700 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Pre-order Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III (Sony E) for $800

Prime your wallets with a new prime lens for the Sony E-mount, it is the Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III available for pre-order for $800 with an end of March release estimate at B&H Photo.

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro Contemporary with Various Extras for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

Zoom-zoom iLC-style! The Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is bundled with a handful of accessories (72mm Essentials Filter Kit, Slinger Lens Pouch, Lens Cap Tether, and Cleaning kit), along with the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens for Contemporary 18-300mm DC Macro HSM Lens, all together for $500 with free shipping at Adorama.

This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Pentax and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Pentax and Sony are not OS. You can switch between the different mount options at Adorama using the “More Buying Options” box below the green “Add to Cart” button. Annotated screenshot of that below:

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If of all the accessories you only need the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and you instead prefer promotional rewards to use on future purchases, you can get it for $500 with 4% promotional rewards (around $20) at B&H Photo.

Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings (23 options, starting at $104)

K-mount action now, with 23 Pentax lenses participating in a limited time sale at B&H Photo. Prices start at $104~ (35/2.4 DA L) and end at $1650, and include a mix of primes (two macros) and zooms. Some of them even have orange “mark downs”. One of the 23 is a Rokinon lens, the rest of them are Pentax-Pentax. This sale ends 3/15/16.

Big Sigma Lens Sale (200 options) – must use Promo Code

B&H Photo is having a Big Sigma Lens Sale for WPPI. These offers are activated when you use promo code BHWPPI16 in the B&H shopping cart and they expire 3/10/16. You won’t see the sale price until after you enter the promo code. Some of these lenses also earn 4% promotional rewards. The sale features 14 Sigma ART Lenses (C/N/A/P/Si) and 186 Sigma Lenses of various DSLR and Mirrorless mounts. Remember you must use coupon code BHWPPI16 for this sale which ends 3/10/16.

Rokinon Cine Lens Sale (18 options) [various mounts]

Also part of the WPPI festivities, B&H Photo has a sale on 18 Rokinon Cine Lenses of different SLR and Mirrorless mounts. The sale includes the “T1.5 Prime Bundle” (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, and M43rds mounts. Sale ends 3/10/16.

Pentax Lens Sale (33 options)

A total of 31 options of Pentax (D)SLR lenses along with one teleconverter and one Flash are part of a limited time Pentax (D)DSLR Lens Sale at B&H Photo. A variety of lenses participate, from tiny pancakes to back-breaking zooms. Three of them are macro lenses. Free shipping. No coupons needed. Offer ends 3/10/16 or earlier if sold out.

Nikon Lens Instant Savings with FREE Filter Kit and Corel Imaging Software

The Nikon Lens Instant Savings promotion has also gone live at Adorama where many (but not all) of the participating lenses get a variety of free items, including filter kits and the Corel software bundle (that includes AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro). The free items are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running. The promotion ends 4/2/16.

You can find all the eligible lenses nicely organized over at the Adorama page. The navigation bar at the top over there can take you to the lens category of interest (wide, standard, telephoto, TC, etc). Among the lenses that get the free accessories and software bundles are the 24-70/2.8G, 18-35/3.5-4.5G, 14-24/2.8G, 16-35 f4G VR II, 10-24 DX, 50/1.4G, 58/1.8G and many of the other Primes, 70-200/4G, etc.

Imported No-Warranty Canon 18-135mm IS STM for $229

Back to the eBay Deals, for the more adventurous shoppers, there is a white-box imported grey-market lens without any warranty, it is offered by Get It Digital’s eBay store (99.6%). Ooops, the lens, the lens is the new condition Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM going for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

White box usually means it was part of a kit, but sold separately. If I put on my Miss Maple hat, this is probably how it came to be: they import Canon APS-C DSLRs with 18-135mm kits. Then they remove the lenses from the DSLR boxes, and sell the DSLRs as body-onlies on their own (“onlies” is plural of “only”), and the Lenses on their own.

So that’s why the price is so much lower, it’s an imported item without a warranty. Over 1300 units got sold so far, so there are a lot of people willing to take the risk, but again, don’t decide based on price alone. If the thought of potential future problems with lenses without warranty keeps you up at night, mayhaps it’s not worth the extra stress. We blog, you decide!

10% Rewards on select Tamron Lenses (stackable with Mail-In Rebates)

If you are interested in Tamron lenses and like to shop at B&H Photo, they have 10% Promotional Rewards on select Tamron Lenses. The Rewards are stackable with the Tamron Mail-In Rebates (current iteration expires 4/30/16). The participating lenses are 24-70 f2.8, 18-270 f3.5-6.3, 16-300 f3.5-6.3, and 150-600 f5-6.3. They are available in Canon, Nikon and some in Sony Alpha SLR mounts.

Free Lens Shaped USB drive with refurbished Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II for $1500

How many photographers have a USB drive that matches the shape of their lens? Probably 0.01%? You can be one of the 0.01-centers with this offer from the Canon USA store, you buy the refurbished with 1-year warranty Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II lens for $1500 and receive for FREE an 8GB USB drive that is in the shape of this very lens. This is included automatically by Canon. This lens is also eligible for the 13-month CarePak Plus coverage.

For all their specials, new condition and refurbished, cameras, lenses, accessories, inks, photo papers, etc, check the front page of their Canon Direct store.

Pre-order new Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS for $500

Not done yet! Panasonic has a new M43rds lens, the Panasonic G 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Power OIS, available for pre-order for $500 at B&H Photo with a May 2016 release estimate… This has been added to the ever-growing List of 2016 Cameras and Lenses… You can quickly browse through the most recent items using the Pre-Orders Category here

Pre-order Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro VC USD for $650

Of the three new Tamron products announced this week, we finally have one that can actually be pre-orders right now. It’s another stabilized prime, the Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro VC USD, with a modest pre-order price of $650 in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. No mail-in rebates, which many Tamron lenses “suffer” from 🙂 It is available for pre-order in all three mounts at B&H Photo. Shipping charges apply on this pre-order.

No Pre-orders Yet: Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD (C/N/A) [Stabilized!]

If you are a fan of stabilized full frame primes, Tamron wants you! They have revealed the brand new Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD (VC = optical image stabilization), available in the Canon, Nikon and Sony-Minolta-Dyxum SLR mounts. It is not yet available for pre-orders and it does not have a price yet, but it is listed at the B&H Photo website so that’s a step in the right direction. The Tamron press release says “Pricing and delivery will be announced shortly”, but “shortly” is not defined.

25% off 4-Year Extended Warranty for Lenses at Get Olympus with coupon

The official Olympus USA store, Get Olympus, is offering 25% off 4-Year Extended Warranties for Lenses with coupon PROTECT25 added to the shopping cart. This brings the price down from $80 to $60. This is good for M43rds and Four Thirds Olympus lenses. Check the aforelinked page for details, conditions and restrictions. Coupon ends 2/29/16.

No Pre-Orders Yet for new Tamron TAP-In Console (C/N/A)

Tamron is boldly going with a new TAP-In Console that would allow photographers to upgrade the firmware of compatible Tamron lenses on their own using a computer and an internet connection and of course the TAP-in console. This will be available for Tamron Canon EF lenses, and Nikon F lenses, and Sony Minolta A lenses. This product is listed at B&H Photo but it is not available for pre-order as of the time of writing.

Pre-order new Sigma MC-11 E-mount Converters for $249 (Sigma Canon OR Sigma Sigma Lenses)

I forgot to include this one in the Sigma block below, so here it comes on its own. If you have Sony E-mount cameras, and also Canon or Sigma SLR lenses, this new Sigma MC-11 E-mount converter allows you to mount Sigma Global Vision lenses (Canon EF or Sigma SA) to Sony E-mount camera bodies. This critter is available for pre-order for $249 for either Sigma Canon EF Mount Lenses or Sigma SA Mount Lenses.

Pre-order new Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $1100 [C/N/Si]

They said (some of the experts in the forums) many years ago that it couldn’t be done, but f1.8 constant aperture zooms are raining left and right these days 🙂 Adding to the rain count is Shiguma [that’s the computer-translated name for Sigma] with their brand new 50-100mm f1.8 DC HSM ART lens (75-150mm eq), available for price-order for the constant wallet-open price of $1100 as follows:

+ Canon mount: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Nikon mount: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Sigma SA mount: Adorama and B&H Photo

Pre-order Sigma 30mm f1.4 DN DC for $339 [m43, E]

It’s not just Mobile World Congress in Barcelona [Travel Tip: do not wear Real Madrid t-shirts while in Barcelona!], there’s also the Japanese CP Plus happening at this time of the year [see Trade Show Calendar] and with it it brings lots of new camera gear.

We start with Shiguma, they have a new “mirrorless” DN prime lens, it is part of the Contemporary series, it is the 30mm f1.4 DC DN with a pre-order price of $339 and available in the following options:

+ Micro Four Thirds: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Sony E-mount: Adorama and B&H Photo

In-Stock for $98: Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter

The Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter is currently in-stock and ready to ship for $98 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… The shipping estimate is 2-5 weeks at Amazon, so if you want to receive in a more predictable fashion, B&H has it in-stock nao…

Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX and Canon 50mm f1.8 STM for $550

This is an offer you don’t see every day. A free lens with purchase! That’s right, if you purchase the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX PRO lens for the Canon EF mount for $550 (the authorized dealer price), you will automatically receive a FREE Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lens from Adorama’s website. No coupon needed, the free lens is shown on the product page while this promotion is running. This is a limited time while supplies last type of an offer (I do not know when it expires).

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Pre-order new Canon 80D Body for $1200 [updated]

The brand new Canon 80D APS-C DSLR is now available for pre-order, with an April 2016 release estimate. There are three official kits available:

+ 80D body only for $1200 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ 80D with 18-55 IS for $1350 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ 80D with 18-135 IS for $1800 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

It’s gonna take a while to get used to saying “80D” 🙂

Coming along with the 80D is a new version of the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM using Nano USM technology. The lens will be available on its own as well, pre-orders for $600 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

These two have been added to the Cameras & Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Pre-order new Pentax FA 15-30mm f2.8 and 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 Lenses

It’s Pentax Full Frame time! Hide your wallets K-fans. Pentax has revealed two new 35mm full frame FA lenses that may have some K-fans singing FA FA FA FA FA 🙂 The two new FA lenses are available for pre-order as follows:

+ 15-30mm f2.8 ED SDM WR HD D FA for $1450 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR HD D FA for $500 at Adorama and B&H Photo

These have been added to the new New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Refurbished sale at Canon USA Outlet

The official Canon USA store has a sale on refurbished Canon camera gear (with a 1-year warranty from Canon). No coupon needed, the red ink price is the sale price. A number of sale items (price shown in red ink) are Out Of Stock as of the time of writing (I am not mentioning the out of stock items below but you can see them at the linked pages below)

+ refurbished Cameras including Canon SX400 IS for $80, G1X II for $550, S120 rawsumer for $250, G16 rawsumer for $280, G7 X rawsumer for $480, SX600 HS for $110, etc
++ there are three pages of results there, so go beyond the first 18 items

+ refurbished Canon Lenses

+ for more options, check the Canon USA Sales page (some new condition, some refurbished, a variety of promotions, including cameras, lenses, printers, photo paper, inks, etc)

Olympus 45mm f1.8 with $15 rewards for $300

The Olympus 45mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is not only on sale for $300 at authorized dealers, but B&H Photo is also including 5% promotional rewards ($15~) to be used on future purchases at B&H. This offer is available in either black or silver.

Sony LAEA3 (A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter) for $98

The Sony LAEA3 (A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter) with tripod mount is currently on sale for $98 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Pre-orders now accepted for Sony a6300, 85/1.4 GM, 24-70 f2.8 GM

It is Wednesday, which means, among many other things, that last week’s Sony new FE lenses and a6300 APS-C camera (see Cameras and Lenses of 2016 page) are now available for pre-order. The a6300 body goes for $1000, with the 16-50 lens for $1150. The 24-70mm f2.8 GM (G Master, not General Motors) goes for $2200, while the prime time 85mm f1.4 GM goes for $1800. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama.

PS: No price (or pre-orders) yet for the 70-200mm f2.8 OSS GM.

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo.

10% promotional rewards on select Tamron Lenses [stackable with mail-in rebates] (C/N/A)

B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards on select Tamron lenses (24-70, 70-200, 16-300, 150-600) in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, along with the 150-600 in the Sony Alpha-Minolta. These are the first nine lenses shown in the B&H Photo Tamron specials page. The rest of the lenses in the grid-list have 4% or no promotional rewards.

The promotional rewards are in addition and stackable with the Tamron mail-in rebates. The promotional rewards are from B&H Photo. The mail-in rebates are from Tamron.

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X PRO DX-II & $18 Rewards for $450 [C/N/A]

The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X PRO DX-II lens, in the Canon, Nikon and Sony-Alpha-Minolta SLR mounts is currently on sale for $450 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($18~) at B&H Photo. No mail-in rebates.

Four Zeiss ZF.2 Primes (21, 28, 50, 85) with Transport Case for $4500 (Nikon F)

Close your eyes Zeiss prime fans of the Nikon persuasion. Your wallet will thank you if you just close your eyes now! B&H Photo is offering a Four Lens Zeiss ZF.2 Nikon F-mount Bundle with matching protective transport case for $4500 with free expedited shipping. You get two f2.8 Distagon T*s (21mm, 28mm) and two f1.4 Planar T*s (50mm, 85mm).

PS: A laser disc with the music video for the super smash hit “Zeiss, Zeiss Baby” is NOT included (perhaps because it does not exist!).

Pentax 15mm f4 ED AL HD DA Limited for $400

Either color scheme of the Pentax 15mm f4 ED AL HD DA Limited lens is currently on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a small and perhaps adorable in a lens-y kind of way lens, but it is not a proper pancake. So hold the organic maple syrup 😉

Rokinon 50mm f1.4 manual lens for $299 (C/N)

If you love the idea of a 50mm manual prime lens, the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AS IF UMC Lens in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts is currently on sale for $299 with free expedited shipping and $6~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The other three mounts remain at $400… If you have Amazon gift cards or rewards to spend, the Canon and Nikon version are also going for $300 by Amazon itself

Tamron 35/1.8 Di VC USD + $60 rewards for $600 [C/N]

B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards on a handful of lenses from various manufacturers. You can find them below or by perusing the Rewards or Lens Deals archives here.

We start as with all photography, with a prime lens. The Tamron SP 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD with 10% promotional rewards ($60~) is available for $600 in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts at B&H Photo. This lens does not have a mail-in rebate. The promotional rewards can be used on future B&H Photo purchases.

NOTE: the Sony Alpha version (not stabilized/VC) is NOT available for purchase yet, so it is not participating in the promotion, since you can’t buy it, and the promotion is 10% of the purchase price. There is no release estimate for it as of the time of writing. [the other participating Tamron lenses are available in the Sony-Alpha mount however, unlike the Canon/Nikon versions, the Sony-Alpha-Minolta are not VC/stabilized].

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD macro + $63 Rewards for $500 after $130 mail-in rebate [C/N/A]

We continue to Tamronize (yes, it’s a verb!), this time we have something for unapologetic superzoom fans, the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO is $500 after a $130 mail-in rebate and comes with 10% promotional rewards (=$63~) at B&H Photo and available in the Canon SLR mount and Nikon SLR mount and Sony Alpha Minolta SLR mount (not stabilized/VC).

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD + $130 Rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR [C/N/A]

In addition to the 70-200mm f2.8, the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD is also participating in the 10% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. It is $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and you also get 10% promotional rewards ($130~). It is available in the Canon SLR mount and Nikon SLR mount and Sony-Minolta SLR mount (not VC).

Note that the 10% promotional rewards offers are limited time offers, but I don’t know the exact expiration date. The mail-in rebates have their own expiration date (2/29/16).

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens + $150 Rewards for $1400 after $100 MIR (C/N/A)

The Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens is also participating in the B&H Photo 10% Rewards promotion. You pay $1500 with free shipping, which goes down to $1400 after a $100 mail-in rebate (MIR). You also get 10% promotional rewards (=$150~) to be used on a future purchase (I am assuming the reward is on the purchase price but I could be wrong)… This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount.

UPDATE: this offer is also available for the Sony Alpha SLR mount but the Alpha version is not a stabilized (VC) lens.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD + $107 Rewards for $950 after $120 MIR (C/N/A)

We have a bit of a Sigma vs Tamron 150-600mm Reward duel, because B&H Photo is also offering 10% rewards ($107~) on the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD. The lens goes for $1069 with free shipping, but thanks to a $120 mail-in rebate, you can get it for $950 after $120 MIR. As far as I can tell, the 10% reward is on the purchase price ($1069) not the after-rebate-price ($950), but I could be wrong.

This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount and Sony Alpha Minolta SLR mount (not stabilized/VC).

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports + $180 Rewards for $1800 (C/N/Si)

There’s Sporty Spice, and then there’s Sporty Sigma. Part of their relatively recent Sports lens line-up, the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens goes for $1800 with 10% in promotional rewards ($1800~) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo. This offer is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts.

Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM + $340 Rewards for $3400 (C/N)

Also good for some weightlifting exercises, the Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM goes for $3400 but for a limited time B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards with it, which comes out to $340~ to be used in future purchases at B&H. This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount.

Canon 24-70 f4L IS + $85 Rewards for $850

The Canon 24-70mm f4L IS USM goes for $850 at authorized dealers, but for a limited time, B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards to go with it. That’s $85 to spend in future transactions at B&H Photo. Certainly not a small amount, and more flexible that accessories bundles (unless you happen to want/need that particular set of accessories).

Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM with $25 Rewards for $250

B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards on select lenses. We start with a prime for the Canon EF-M mirrorless system, the 22m f2 STM EF-M lens goes for the authorized dealer price of $250, but B&H Photo also includes 10% promotional rewards with it (= $25~) which can be used on future purchases at B&H.

Canon Lens Instant Savings expire 2/27/16

The current of Canon Lens Instant savings promotion expires 2/27/16 and features 16 lenses (mix of primes and zooms) and one Speedlite. This is a plain old discount, no coupons, no rebates, no combined purchases needed. You can find all participating items nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Nikon 10mm f2.8 CX 1-System for $147

It’s Prime time for the 1-System shooters with the Nikon 1-System 10mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $147 with free expedited shipping in either black or white, and with 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at B&H Photo.

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS with $100 Gift Certificate for $800

In a parallel f2.8 promotion, Adorama is bundling the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS lens with a $100 Adorama Gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $800 with free expedited shipping… This is one of their many Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles)…

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS with $150 Gift Certificate for $900

More temptations for Micro Four Thirds photographers in the Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles). The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate for the authorized dealer price of $900. The $150 Gift Certificate can be used on future Adorama purchases. Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (the PDF with the details can be found on the product page over there). The sale ends 2/20/16.

New Sony a6300 and three new serious FE lenses – Pre-orders next Wedn AM

Sony continues with their two-parter announcement/pre-order, instead of the conventional same-day approach. They have revealed a new 24mp APS-C E-mount camera (a6300) along with three FE lenses (24-70 and 70-200 f2.8s and 85/1.4 prime). Pre-orders will be accepted on Wednesday 2/10/16 in the AM. The a6300 body will start at $1000, the 24-70 at $2200, the 85/1.4 at $1800. The 70-200 price is not available yet… These too have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page…

UPDATE: for more details on the new camera and lenses, you can also check the B&H Photo product pages.