To Los eBay Deals we geaux, where we find the Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $83 with free shipping, in new condition, by Red Tag Camera, with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of a warranty, so to be on the safe side, assume it is a gray market (imported model). Still for many this may be a reasonable risk, a double figured simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a complicated four figures lens. But it’s up to you – we blog, you decide!… Separately there is a promotion that saves you $5 for every 3 eligible items you buy, all offered by Red Tag Camera – you will see this offer right above the product picture over there…
Lens names keep getting longer and longer! Of interest if you have a cinematography interest, B&H Photo is accepting preorders for the Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye for $550, available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts, along with the Sony E-mount. The release estimate is December 1st.
Speaking of preorders, B&H Photo is also accepting pre-orders for the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K with PL Mount for $3000.
Four Thirds time! The Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm f4.0 is currently on sale for $1260 with free shipping with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself… Please note this is a DSLR lens, not a mirrorless M43 system lens… This is part of the 130+ lenses that are part of the Amazon Camera Outlet store.
We continue traversing the B&H Photo PDN specials where we find a Sigma Lenses sale featuring over 200 individual lenses (of various mounts, that’s why the number is high). You must needs use promo code BHPPE14 for the discounts to work! These are specially marked urls that enable the promotion and the use of the promo code. Due to the high volume of items, I can’t summarize them here… Offers expire by 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.
Adorama is having a limited time sale on Pentax Lenses, featuring a total of 40 items, mostly SLR lenses, big and small, from tiny pancakes to missile launching telephotos. Also included are a couple of Q lenses and a couple of flashes. No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay. The discount amount is shown in red ink. The price before and after is shown above and below the red ink for each lens. A lot of them may also get 4% promotional rewards, free 2-day shipping, and New Leaf extended warranty. Check the individual product page of each lens of interest to see. We can’t post all 40 of them here.
The Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR DX dSLR lens is currently on sale for $610 with free shipping and a 45-day return policy at BuyDig.com which also includes three bonus items: Hoya 67mm UV MC filter, 59-inch Bower tripod, and lens cleaning pen… It goes for $620 at Amazon with free 2-day shipping and $630 with a free three filter kit at Adorama… You may have to do the add-to-cart song-and-dance in order to see the prices…
Fuji has a new round of Instant Savings (no mail-in rebates) running between October 26 until November 29 in 2014. It includes both cameras (X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E1, X-M1) and some lenses. You can see all available options at the nicely organized Fuji Instant Savings page at Adorama.
The $75 Woot daily deal sold out before the 24 hours elapsed, but if you still want/need this lens at a double figure price point, you can get it for $90 with free shipping from Groupon Goods… Previous updates after the break…
The black Panasonic 45-150mm, model H-FS45150K, M43rds of course, is currently on sale for $256 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this time.
The Roberts Imaging eBay store has a limited time offer, save 10% off when you buy two or more lenses of the same kind. For example, two or more Nikon AF lenses, or two or more Olympus Digital Lenses or two or more Canon EF lenses and things like that. There are lots of mounts and similar-product promotions of the “buy two or more, get 10% off” kind. Page down over there to see them all. An expiration date is not mentioned… If you are not certain, add the times to your shopping cart, and see what happens to the prices…
A new variation of the combined purchase instant rebates is running for a couple of Sony Alpha pellicle-mirror dSLRs. You put one DSLR and one lens in your shopping cart, you enter the coupon code, and when you reach the checkout page, there is a combined purchase discount of $100 (either the 55-200 or 55-300 lenses) or $200 (the 18-135mm lens). This is a one-to-one promotion. If you put two lenses and/or two DSLRs and enter their coupons, you only get one discount. But you can buy them in separate transactions (I think – I obviously can’t buy them to test those type of limits).
So the eligible DSLRs for this promotion are the Sony a77 Mark II (either body only or with 16-50mm f2.8), and the A58 with 18-55mm kit. The coupon codes are listed over there. I won’t listen here because sometimes they change them, and I have no way of knowing that they changed.
The page does not specify an expiration date, so they are good until the coupon codes no longer work. Speaking of which, here is a screenshot crop example with the A58 w/18-55 and the 18-135mm added to the shopping cart. What you see is the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page:
These limited time offers expired… Expired items after the jump…
If you are not in a hurry to receive this, the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is going for $1400 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $56) and a free 3-year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adoram. Please note this is currently backordered but you can lock the price/offer by buying. Please also note that Adorama will re-open on 10/19/14.
The official Sony Store is offering the refurbished Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA lens for $703 plus you earn 704 Sony Rewards points with the purchase (if you are a member of their rewards program). This is an APS-C lens for the Sony Alpha SLR mount.
If you are comfortable with refurbished lenses, Adorama is offering the refurbished-by-Nikon-USA Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR SLR lens for $330 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty. Please note Adorama will reopen on 10/19/14 after the Sukkot Holidays.
If you are comfortable purchasing imported / grey-market gear, Abe’s of Maine is offering the Purchase a Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM Lens for $160 with free shipping. The regular coupon LOYALTY10 is not compatible with this promotion. This does not come with a Canon USA warranty since it is a Grey Market (Imported) product.
The Fuji 35mm f1.4 XF R X-System lens is currently on sale for $540 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Please note B&H is closed for the Succos Holiday and will re-open on 10/19/14.