Buy Olympus E-M1 body and a Zuiko Four Thirds Macro Prime (35/3.5 or 50/2), Get the MMF-3 Four Thirds Adapter for FREE

The GetOlympus store has an intermediate level deal going on right now. Especially of interest if you live at the intersection of M43rds and Four Thirds… The camera is M43, the lenses are Four Thirds below…

If you purchase the Olympus E-M1 body only (Micro Four Thirds) together with either one of these two Four Thirds Lenses (Zuiko 35mm f3.5 or 50mm f2 macro), and the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter, the price of the MMF-3 adapter will be deducted from your total. Of interest if you use both M43 and Four Thirds or are happy to use the Zuiko prime with the MMF-3 adapter.

The steps are simple. Let’s break it down:

  1. Add the Olympus E-M1 body only (select color) to the shopping cart
  2. add either the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro (Four Thirds Lens) or the Zuiko 50mm f2 macro (Four Thirds Lens)
  3. add the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter to the shopping cart
  4. click the yellow Proceed to Checkout button (page-down over there if you don’t see it)
  5. the price of the MMF-3 adapter ($179.99) will be deducted from your total
  6. no coupon/rebate – discount happens automatically while this promotion is running

Example
In the example below, we have in the shopping cart the E-M1 body only ($1100), the MMF-3 adapter ($180), and the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko ($230). Their total is $1510. Then the price of the MMF-3 is deducted from the total, making it $1330.

Annotated screenshot crop of the above shopping cart right below:
olympus_em1_43_promo

Imported Olympus 25mm f1.8 (m43) for $270 [ships from Canada]

Lower prices simple prime lenses are one area where some photographers may feel more comfortable getting an imported model. If so, the eBay Deals has some of that too. The imported grey-market Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 goes for $270 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.8%). The listing mentions a one year warranty but does not say who provides the warranty.

Please note this ships from Canada, with USA and Canada as the official “ship-to” addresses mentioned in the eBay listing.

At authorized Olympus USA dealers, this lens goes for $350 at Adorama (free 3yr New Leaf warranty) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

Pre-order new Pentax HD FA 24-70mm f2.8ED SDM WR for $1300

Pentax fans, it is your turn to make your wallet cry constant-aperture tears. Pentax has now revealed the new Pentax-D HD FA 24-70mm f2.8ED SDM WR lens and it is available for pre-order for $1300 at B&H Photo where you can find detailed specs of said lens. Release estimate is late October 2015.

The lens has been added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracking page (if you page up on that page, you will also see the new cameras of 2015).

Refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 II w/1yr warranty for $80

Among the latest refurbished Canon Lenses at the official Canon USA store with a one year warranty you can go old school Prime-al with the manufacturer refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 II EF for $80 with a one year warranty. Check the other lenses with red ink as well to see if there’s anything of interest.

Meanwhile the $20 off combined purchase promotion continues for the refurbished 55-250 II IS ($90) and 75-300 non-USM ($70) if purchased together (one lens, one DSLR) in the same shopping cart with one of the refurbished D-Rebels (only the D-Rebels are eligible for $20 off combined purchase discount).

Get All Three Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 Primes for $5985 (C/N/E/m43/PL)

The previously mentioned deal has now gone live. You can get all three Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Cine lenses (24mm, 50mm, 85mm) for $5985 if you buy them together as a bundle in the same mount at Adorama. This is thanks to a $1500 off combined purchase discount, vs a $300 off discount if you buy each lens on its own. It is available in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount.

Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 primes down to $2200 (C/N/E/PL/m43) [update: Nikon discounted too!]

The new Rokinon theme song, o/~ Here I am, Rock-inon you like a hurricane o/~. With that nonsense out of the way, if you are interested in the new Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 lenses (24mm, 50mm and 85mm) available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, Sony E-mounts, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount, they have their first wave of discounting. If you buy one lens, you get $300 off instant savings… UPDATE: the Nikon F mount, version is now discounted as well!

You can find these at Adorama as follows:

+ Rokinon Xeen lenses (individual lenses, 15 options)
+ all individual lenses for $2200 each – including the Nikons [updated]

+ the sale below has now gone live (update 3:45pm ET)
+ But if you buy all three lenses (of the same mount), you get $1500 off instant savings (the Nikon F mount bundle gets the discount).
+ Xeen Three Lens Bundles for $7485 total (in the five aforementioned mounts, including Nikon)

In-stock nao: Kipon Baveyes Lens Adapter (Canon EOS Lenses To Sony E-Mount) with Auto Focus (0.7x Optic Adapter Focal Reducer) for $408

If you love mixing and matching camera gear of different mounts, the Kipon Baveyes Lens Adapter from Canon EOS Lenses To Sony E-Mount with Auto Focus – (0.7x Optic Adapter Focal Reducer) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $408 with free expedited shipping at Adorama’s website.

Canon EF-M Adapter for EF/EF-S Lenses (White Box) for $32

The Canon EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF and EF-S Lenses, model 6098B002, is new condition as a White Box product, is offered for $32 by a couple of 3rd-party sellers with the order fulfilled by Amazon so it is eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping. Non-Prime members need an order of $35+ to get free shipping (three of these tiny AB camera cases will do it, currently $1.47 each).

White box is often used to describe situations when a lens or something else is removed from a kit or a bundle and sold separately. When a kit is significantly discounted, some retailers “break it” (aka the term “broken kit”), and sell, for example, the camera and lens separately for a slightly higher price.

PS: “broken kit” is a rather unfortunate term, how many consumers will get excited when they hear something they are about to buy described as “broken”? 🙂

Pre-order SIX new Zeiss Milvus SLR Prime lenses ($1117 to $1843)

Zeiss time. Six new SLR Prime lenses under the Milvus line have been revealed today. They are available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts and they are wallet onions (proposed new term: purchases that make your wallet cry uncontrollably) ranging in price from $1117 to $1843, and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ 21mm f2.8 Canon for $1843 at Adorama
+ 21mm f2.8 Nikon at Adorama

+ 35mm f2 Canon for $1117 at Adorama
+ 35mm f2 Nikon at Adorama

+ 50mm f1.4 Canon for $1200 at Adorama
+ 50mm f1.4 Nikon at Adorama

+ 50mm f2 Macro Canon for $1283 at Adorama
+ 50mm f2 Macro Nikon at Adorama

+ 85mm f1.4 Canon for $1800 at Adorama
+ 85mm f1.4 Nikon at Adorama

+ 100mm f2 Canon for $1843 at Adorama
+ 100mm f2 Nikon at Adorama

All these are also available for pre-order at B&H Photo which has created a very handy Specs Comparison Table of all six lenses at the bottom of their post over there. Specs include weight and dimensions, which show some differences between the Canon and Nikon versions of each lens.

These have been added to the growing list of New Lenses in 2015 tracking page.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/f2 (E-mount), Drift Action, Lightdow, Manfrotto, BogGear, etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

Continue reading “(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/f2 (E-mount), Drift Action, Lightdow, Manfrotto, BogGear, etc”

Featured Nikon DSLR Gear Sale on eBay Deals (224 options)

eBay Deals has launched a new featured Nikon DSLR Gear sales promotion with a total of 224 items featured, with free shipping included. Due to time constraints I cannot go through all 224 items, so this is a DIY YMMV adventure if you are interested… Be sure to check product condition, authorized dealer status, seller reputation, etc. It is eBay, anything and everything goes 🙂

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

As of a 9/14/15 re-check, the price of this is $140…

It’s pancake season for primes! You can haz (really, is this 2005) the refurbished Canon 40mm f2.8 STM EF pancake lens for $100 with a one year warranty at the official Canon USA store, as part of their Labor Day sales ending 9/7/15…

Refurbished Canon 55-250mm II IS w/1yr warranty for $90 [Optional: Buy Together with refurb DSLR, save extra $20]

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 Labor Day sale which ends 9/715…

… 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! This combined purchase $20 off discount ends 9/26/15…

Labor Day Sale at the Canon USA store (refurbished with 1yr Canon warranty)

The Labor Day sale buzzword will fill up the whole shopping internet in the next few days, and the official Canon Outlet Store has gone all red with big sale signs. The refurbished products sold there come with a one year Canon USA warranty and pass an inspection as well.

I will go through them and post individual deals that stand out, but if you don’t want to wait for me to go through them fullback-style, you can Terrell Davis your way to the various product categories of interest right now:

+ Canon DSLRs (14 options)
+ Canon Lenses and Flashes (11 options)
+ Fixed Lens Cameras (20 options, 2 pages)
+ Printers (8 options)
+ Consumer Camcorders (7 options)
+ refurbished with 1yr Canon USA warranty
+ offers end September 7 or earlier if sold out

Pre-order new Tamron 35mm and 45mm f1.8 Di USD VC primes for $600 each (C/N/A)

It’s IFA time in Berlin [see Trade Show Calendar] which means new hardware and such. Coincidence or not, Tamron has revealed two new Prime lenses for the Canon, Nikon and Sony-Alpha-Dyxum-Maxxum SLR mounts. The Canon and Nikon are stabilized (VC) but not the Sony. It is the 35mm f1.8 Di USD (VC) for $600, and the 45mm f1.8 Di USD (VC) for $600 as well. Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama

You can find these added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracking page.

Sony Lens Instant Savings (E-mount, A-mount)

Sony launched another instant savings promotion for some of their E-mount (mirrornyets) and some of their A-mount (mirrorSi) Lenses. You can find the eligible lenses broken down by mount (below the four featured lenses) at B&H Photo. Press the orange “Load More” button to see more, rinse and repeat for even more…

Canon DSLR and Lenses Instant Savings

Canon has another iteration of their instant savings promotions (straight up purchase, no rebates, no coupons, no combined purchases) featuring various DSLRs and Lenses. You can find them nicely visually organized with big pictures at Adorama, for both the DSLR specials and also the SLR Lens specials. For example:

+ EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro for $550
+ EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM for $1800
+ EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM for $1250
+ Canon T5i w/18-55 Video Creator kit for $700
+ Canon 5D Mark III body for $2500
+ each item has its own free promotions as well (rewards or free accessories or New Leaf warranty or Creative Cloud training or any combination)

Pre-order new Panasonic 25mm f1.7 and three others

It’s pre-order time on the Panasonic Micro Four Thirds front, with the following lenses available for pre-order:

+ 25mm f1.7 for $250 at Adorama and $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS for $700 at B&H Photo
+ 45-150mm f4-5.6 MEGA OIS for $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II MEGA OIS for $250 B&H Photo
+ Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code for Lumix DMC-GH4 for $100 at B&H Photo

You can find this burst added to the New Lenses and Cameras of 2015 page

Sony VCL-HG1737C 37mm 1.7x Converter Lens for $100 [also: 37mm Tiffen 0.65x for $6 + ship]

For a limited time, the Sony VCL-HG1737C 37mm 1.7x High Grade Telephoto Converter Lens is on sale for $100 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of 37mm conversion lenses, also at B&H, the Tiffen 37mm 0.65x Wide-Angle Conversion Lens, model MI6275, is on sale for $6 plus shipping. Free expedited shipping if your order total is $49 or more.

Coming soon? Two Free Lenses with Hasselblad H5D-50c

The official Hasselblad email newsletter mentions a new promotion for the fourth quarter (Sept 1st until Dec 31, in 2015), if you purchase the Hasselblad H5D-50c medium format DSLR (regular or with Wifi), you will receive TWO free Hasselblad lenses (HCD 28mm lens AND the HC 2.8/80mm lens). The promotion mentions European prices, so I don’t know if it will also “translate” to USA retailers as well. Wait a few days or contact your favorite authorized Hasselblad retailer to see if they have the offer or not.

Fuji 27mm f2.8 with 1yr Spills & various free accessories for $250

This Fuji is guaranteed to be in-stock (at least as of the time of writing), the Fuji 27mm f2.8 R lens is bundled with various free accessories (39mm UV filter, lens wrap, lens tether, cleaning kit) a one year NewLeaf spills/drops warranty and 4% rewards (=$10~) for $250, in either black or silver at Adorama (the accessory bundles are towards the middle of the listings).

If you have gift cards waiting to be spent elsewhere, it also goes for $250 but without free accessories at Amazon and B&H Photo (4% rewards).

Imported Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS for $1180

This is not a dejavu, this is the third Sony E-mount lens that is offered in grey-market imported condition by Get It Digital (99.7%) as part of the eBay Deals. It is the new condition grey-market with a three year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Sony) Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS (model SEL70200G) offered for $1180 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

At authorized Sony retailers, such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon this goes for $1400.

Imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250

The new condition price of the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR at authorized Nikon USA dealers of $500 is out of touch with reality – partly because this lens is bundled with select DSLR kits, and the prices want to nudge buyers towards the kits. Regardless, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear without a Nikon USA warranty…

… among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition grey-market imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer from eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%).

Imported Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* for $740

The grey market (imported cameras without manufacturer’s USA warranty) party continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is Get It Digital (99.7%) offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* lens for the E-mount offered for $740 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a three year warranty from Get It Digital, not Sony USA. Over 500 units sold so far from this eBay listing.

The warranty is described in the eBay listing as:

sony_zeiss_55_warranty

At authorized USA dealers, in new condition, this lens goes for $900, at well-respected retailers such as Adorama (lots of free lens accessories) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, it’s because last week we also mentioned a different grey-market imported Sony-Zeiss lens, the Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) which went (and still goes) for $700, also from Get It Digital.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $184

Back to the eBay Deals with another grey-market imported prime. This time it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G SLR lens offered for $184 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%). Limit five per customer.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $220 with free lens accessories at places such as Beach Camera upon Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The last two also offer 2% promotional rewards (= $4.xx)

Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 (Canon EF) for $53 w/free s&h

Back in our time, when prime lenses were $50, we had to climb the hill backwards four times a day, in five feet of snow, with bone chilling howling winds, while the sun scorched at 130 degrees above.

Time to put back on those climbing-the-hill backwards boots, because you can now get a new condition 50mm prime for around $50. It is the new condition Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 lens (for Canon EF) offered for $53 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It comes with a one year warranty even!

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $90

To the eBay Deals we go with a rare occurrence, a prime lens under $100. It is new condition, but it is imported (grey market). However, a basic 50mm f1.8 prime lens is a much lower risk than $5000 tilt-shift walking-on-eggshells lens, so it’s up to you to enter your risk matrix and reach a decision.

Mumbling aside, this is a new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $90 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Over 2400 units have been sold so far from this listing.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $125, such as Amazon and B&H Photo where the imported goes for $110.

Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 MegaOIS (m43) for $300

Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds users! B&H Photo is offering the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS superzoom lens for $300 with free shipping… Optionally you can file a mail-in rebate with Panasonic that triples the warranty (three years instead of one). This requires a sacrificial lamb: you have to include the UPC barcode from the lens box…

PS: if you accidentally mis-align your right hand while trying to touch type “Mega OIS”, you end up with …”Mega POS”.

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. A number of red-ink items are out of stock, but about half of them remain:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

Imported Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens for $700

One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.

This lens goes for $900 at authorized Sony retailers such as B&H Photo (4% rewards = $36~) and Amazon and Adorama (six free accessories).

Save $1200 when Buy Pentax 645Z _and_ One Lens From Choice of 15 [two options are FREE after combo discount]

If you are interested in getting the Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera, Adorama has an “optical encouragement” for you. If you purchase the Pentax 645Z body only kit TOGETHER with ONE LENS from a list of 15 eligible 645 lenses, you will save $1200 on the total purchase amount. No coupon, no rebate, just add one of the lenses to the bundle and add the bundle to the shopping. You can only add ONE lens to this promotion – you cannot turn it into a money-maker fatwallet-style 🙂

There are two lenses in the lot that go for $1200 (or less), essentially making the lenses FREE (55/2.8, 200/4). The discount cannot be bigger than the price of the lens, so the $1100 lens is only a $1100 discount. The next lowest price lens of the lot is the 45mm f2.8 (645) which goes for $1300, so with the combined purchase discount, you are essentially getting it for $100.

This is a screenshot crop of the right side of the Adorama shopping cart after you add the 645Z and the 55/2.8 lens. You still have to press the green Add Bundle to Cart to proceed with the order…

pentax_645z_combined_purchase_discount

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Flashes, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. Some could argue this may be more than what they do for new condition items 🙂 Participating are:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)

+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)

+ refurbished Speedlite Flashes (four options in-stock, one sold out)

+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

+ time-permitting I will go through them later on, but I don’t want you to miss out any potential deals that sell out until I find time to go through them all (already a few of the red-ink items are sold out).

Refurbished with 4yr warranty Sigma 18-250 DC OS for $230 (C/N/A/P)

More superzoom action at the eBay Deals, this time of the SLR kind. The Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM macro lens is currently offered for $230 with free shipping and a four year warranty (1+3) by Adorama’s eBay store in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, this had been offered a few weeks ago for $250 by Buydig thru the eBay deals.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye for $190 (Pentax/E-mount) to $210 (Nikon FF)

Adorama has a sale on five different variations of the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens with the Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount going for $190 (the last two on the page), with the Fuji X and different E-mount for $200 and the Nikon full frame going for $210. These are manual focus lenses.