Still Good: Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings

With the Passover closing at the end of the week, if you need Zeiss lenses to get to you in the near term, Adorama is continuing their Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings promotion with a variety of discounts on DSLR and mirrorless lenses. The lenses are sorted over there by the instant savings discount, ranging from $500 off to $150 off. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no mail-in rebates…

(ENDED) Imported Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS for $330 after coupon

This iteration of the coupon expired, but if you missed it, fear not – it returns every few days/weeks…

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(SOLD OUT) Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens for $1540

As of a 3/29/18 AM recheck, this sold out…

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Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Ultra Wide for $249 [C/E]

The winning lottery letters for this sale are C and E! The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ultra wide manual focus lens is on sale for $249 with free shipping in the Sony E system (model FE14M-E) and the Canon EF system (model FE14M-C). Maximum of three per system per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The other system options are not on sale…

7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF Lens w/freebies: $66 [m43], $70 [E, X]

If you are a boldly going explorer of 3rd-party manual focus lenses, there are some freebies and tiny discounts on the 7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF lens by various fulfilled by Amazon.

The Micro Four Thirds version has a $4 off clip-on coupon dropping it to $66 and has a cleaning kit that includes …gloves with it [useful for OJ cosplay as well].

No clip-on coupons for the Fuji X version but it gets a free lens pouch, while the Sony E version gets the glove cleaning kit from the paragraph above.

Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $269 [X/m43], $274 [E]

It’s Samyang time! Their new condition Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $269 with free shipping in the silver color scheme at B&H Photo in the Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds systems. The Sony E option goes for $279. The black color schemes are slightly higher ($10 to $20 more).

Meanwhile the Rokinon version of this lens goes for $274 with free shipping in the Sony E version along with $5.50~ in promotional rewards. The other system options are higher than the Samyang versions.

Who thought it was a good idea to create two names/brands for the same lenses? Why not create a third one, Rokiyang? And a forth one, Samkinon? And a fifth one, Yangroki? 🙂

SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens for $149 [m43]

Prime lenses are a good way to feed your lensaholic hunger without emptying the wallet. Speaking of which, on the micro four thirds front, the new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens is on sale for $149 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time instant savings promotion. Expiration date is not mentioned… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales

(ENDED) Kamlan 50mm f1.1 with 1-YR W for $140 w/FS [X, E, m43, EF-M]

As of 3/21/18 this offer is expired but most of the Massdrop offers return every few weeks…

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(ENDED) Tamron 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD for $350 [C/N]

This eBay flash coupon promotion expired…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 24mm f2.8 STM EF-S for $99 after coupon

This coupon expired…

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FREE to Watch Streaming Class Starts 12pm ET: Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide

IF you are curious about the Nikon lens line-up, set your alarm clocks! Starting at 12pm eastern today (Saturday 3/17/18; I often type the date to make sure I know what day and date it is LOL) streaming for FREE is a repeat of the class by John Greengo (the CreativeLIVE Tech/Gadget Guy) Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide. The class will repeat overnight until 12pm eastern the next day, so if you are busy earlier on Saturday, you can watch it later. Much cheaper than movie tickets + popcorn + soda 🙂

This is among the classes free-streaming at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR. Yesterday I forgot to check, and of course they were running the Canon Lenses the Complete Guide. This is streaming until 12pm ET today. I don’t know if they plan to stream it again for Saturday. Some of the rebroadcasts run on back to back days, others are single day.

(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 85mm f1.8 EF for $286 w/free S&H

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(ENDED) 15% off on Canon Refurbished Gear with coupon

This coupon expired…

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue at the Canon USA refurbished store, where coupon code MRGREENIE gets you an additional 15% off refurbished camera gear until Tuesday 3/20/18 at 11:59pm eastern time. Free shipping with orders of $100+ as usual. One year Canon USA warranty on the refurbished products.

(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 STM for $80 after coupon

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Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE for $699 [and more E-lenses]

The Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE autofocus lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it headlines a sale of a trio of Samyang lenses for a limited time. The other two Sony E Samyang lenses on sale, also found at the same link, are:

+ 8mm f2.8 fisheye II for $259
+ 85mm f1.4 IF for $249
+ only the 35/1.5 is autofocus; the two above are manual focus;

Speaking of the Sony E-system, B&H also has a sale on the SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE for $299 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (about $6 to spend in the future at B&H)…

7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 for $135 (Fuji X), $145 (Sony E)

The mirrorless system also brought with them a new generation of lens manufacturers such as 7artisans. I don’t know if these lenses are made by exactly seven optical artisans or they are made for photographic artisans, but the 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $135 with free expedited shipping in the Fuji X system at B&H Photo, while the Sony E version goes for $145…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $279 to $289 most systems; $329 Nikon AE, $379 Canon AE

Keeping it real with manual focusing, the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $279 to $289 in various systems (Pentax K, Sony A and E, Fuji X, Canon EF, and Olympus Four Thirds DSLR system). Meanwhile the chipped models (with “AE chip”; the lenses are fine, they don’t have things broken off “chipped”) go for $329 in Nikon and $379 in Canon, all these at B&H Photo… Some of these options also earn 2% promotional rewards…

(ENDED) Thursday (B&H): Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS for $259 [X/E/m43/EF-M]; Glicecam Centurion for $549; FlashBoss TTL 2-Transceiver Kit for $79 [C/N]

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Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for $155 after coupon

A $9 off green clip-on coupon, drops the price of the new condition Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens from $165 to $156 sold by Voking with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. The price and clip-on coupon is available M43rds and Fuji X among the mirrorless and Canon and Nikon among the DSLRs. The Sony E version is not on sale and does not have a clip-on coupon.

SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 (Sony E) for $259

Prime time for Sony E shooters, the new condition SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 lens is on sale for $259 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. No promotional rewards at Amazon but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get a 5% statement credit.

Lens Sales at Adorama (583 options)

Adorama is having a lens-a-palooza sale with over 580 lenses participating. This is a mix of sales, instant savings promotions and such. You can filter them using the various options (manufacturer, price-range, etc) on the left hand side of their website. More on these later, being not-Watson means I cannot digest 583 lenses in milliseconds 🙂

Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C (E-mount) for $76.50

The new condition Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C Sony E-mount lens is currently on sale for $76.48 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping… I don’t know how closely related this may be to the Meike 35mm f1.7 which goes for $90… There’s also a Neewer going for $86…

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO for $765 w/coupon

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO Lens for $765 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens for $829

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $829 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $956

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $956~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO for $892

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO (yes, Olympus has an IS lens) for $892~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mk II for $479 [E] or $499 [X]

Bright prime for Mirrorlandia now, the new condition Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is on sale for $479 in the Sony E-system and $499 in the B&H Photo and Adorama and Adorama on eBay and various at Amazon

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM MACRO with Extras for $569 [C/N/A/Si]

Tele Macro time, not to be confused with Tele Marco 🙂 The new condition Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro lens is on sale for $569 with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or with free lens-y accessories instead at Adorama (Tiffen 62mm Photo Essentials filter kit, lens cap tether and cleaning kit of course) in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony, or Sigma SLR systems…

Rokinon 12mm f2 lens for $274 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

The new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 ultra wide lens is on sale for $274 with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time in your choice of various Mirrorless (Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Canon M) systems, some lenses are in black, some are in silver….

(ENDED) Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary + USB Lens Dock for $770 [N]

As of a mid-day 3/9/18 re-check, this is sold out….

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Refurbished Nikon 70-300/4.5-6.3G DX non-VR for $105 w/FS

If you don’t care about VR much, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED AF-P DX is on sale for $105 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day warranty at Adorama. This is not a VR lens!

If you prefer the VR lens, you can get it refurbished for $150 after coupon through BuyDIG.

Zeiss Wedding Weeks sale [C/N/E/M]

Do you hear wedding bells? You may still do if you attended the WPPI trade show in Vegas 🙂 WPPI may be over [see Trade Show Calendar], but the “Zeiss Wedding Weeks” lens sale continues at Adorama where you will find all participating lenses sorted by the biggest discount (starting at $500 off for the 135/2.8 Batis, making it $1500).

The lenses participating in the sale are:

+ 135/2.8 Batis for $1500 [E]
+ 85/1.4 APO for $4190 [C/N]
+ 85/1.4 Milvus for $1600 [C/N]
+ 135/2 Milvus for $1800 [C/N]
+ 85/1.8 Batis for $999 [E]
+ 85/2.4 Loxia for $1200 [E]
+ 85/1.4 for $1133 [C/N]
+ 85/4 for $837 [Leica M]
+ see them all at the Adorama Zeiss Wedding nicely organized page

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM + FREE Sigma TC-2001 2X TeleConverter + $136 Rewards for $3400 [C/N/Si]

Zoom-zoom and weight-lifting practice too! The new condition Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM for a limited time comes with a FREE Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter ($399 on its own) along with either 4% rewards ($130+ in future purchases) at Adorama or free lens-y accessories at Adorama or 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The lens is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma systems.

(ENDED) Thur: 10% off KEH Lenses (and 15% off 180+ select lenses)

This coupon expired… Lensaholics of the world unite and take over! Good until Thursday 11:59pm ET, coupon code LENS03A gets you 15% off select lenses at KEH Camera and 10% off the remaining lenses. Over 180 lenses (at the aforelinked page) are part of the 15 off group. The rest of the lenses on their website are 10% off. The same coupon code works on both. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the discount.

Refurbished Nikon 70-3004.5-6.3G DX VR for $150 after coupon

Picture this, a VR telezoom lens for your Nikon for $150! Coupon code PICTURETHIS gets you the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G AF-P ED DX VR for $150 with free shipping at BuyDIG until 3/12/18 or earlier if sold out.

Olympus Outlet store refilled with 26 items

The Olympus Outlet store has been refilled now with a total of 26 items, including the previously mentioned refurb E-M1 II along with the f2.8 PRO lens trio, primes, zooms and more (= converters, grips, etc)…

Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus for $299 [Sony E]

If you are a fan of autofocusing technology and the Sony E system, Adorama is offering the new condition Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus lens for the Sony E system for $299 with free expedited shipping. Yes, Rokinon is embracing AF AF 🙂

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for $999, 135mm f2.8 for $1499 [Sony E]

It’s WPPI time after all, and thanks to the avalanche of Sony 35mm full frame mirrorless cameras, FE-shooters can now have their very own Zeiss full frame portrait lenses.

The Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis for the Sony E-system goes for $999 with free shipping and $40~ promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo

The 135mm f2.8 Zeiss Batis is on sale for $1499 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama

(ENDED) Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary + USB Lens Dock for $770 [C/N]

This sale ended…

Into the eBay Deals we go where the BuyDIG eBAY store is offering the new condition Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens bundled with a USB Lens Dock, together going for $770 with free shipping in your choice of Nikon or Canon, with up to three per customer.

Free B+W Circular Polarizer Filter w/4 Sony PRO E Lenses

A quartet of Sony PRO E system lenses are currently getting a FREE B+W Circular Polarizer MRC Filter at B&H Photo. The B&W is included automatically by B&H. Participating lenses are the 70-200/2.8 OSS, 100-400 GM OSS, 100/2.8 STF GM OSS and 85/1.4 GM.

No Preorders Yet: new Tokina Opera 50mm f1.4 FF (C/N)

If you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR, Tokina would like to sign to you. But the price of the ticket has not been revealed yet 🙂

Tokina has revealed their brand new Opera 50mm f1.4 Full Frame lens available in the Canon and Nikon systems. The price has not been revealed yet, so obviously pre-orders cannot be accepted.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

No Pre-Orders Yet: new Sigma ART 105/1.4 and 70/2.8 MACRO

Sigma revealed two new ART series Prime lenses but they are not available for pre-ordering yet. However, B&H Photo has created a introductory pages for them with all their currently available details. They are:

+ Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for Canon, Nikon, Sony A and E systems, and Sigma SA

+ Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art for Canon, Nikon, Sony E (not A) and Sigma

These too have been added to the New Lenses of 2018 page. We definitely had a lot more lenses than cameras so far in 2018 🙂

Tokina Firin 20mm f2 Manual Focus (Sony E) for $699

Among the latest new Lenses announced is an autofocus version of the Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE (Sony E system) lens, with the “AF” designator added to the model name. No price/availability details yet but B&H Photo has created a product page for it.

If autofocusing is not a high priority or you need a lens now, the first generation manual focus version of the lens is on sale for $699 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus (Sony E) for $535

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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f2 FE Zero-D for $799 [Sony E]

Prime time among the B&H WPPI sales, the new condition Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for the Sony E-system is on sale for a limited time for $799 with free expedited shipping. A feast of primes for the Sony E-system!

Tamron lenses on sale with FREE Hoya Filters and Rewards

Among the many lenses on sale are select Tamron lenses that are on sale, they have 4% promotional rewards, and get a free Hoya UV Haze NXT HCM filter. The lenses are the 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $800 and the 45mm f1.8 Di VC for $399, and the 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro for $549 available in the systems they are available in (LOL).

Not getting a free Hoya filter but participating in the Tamron mail-in rebates are a handful of big Tamron zooms. The mail-in rebate promotion expires March 3rd, which is much closer than it sounds because February is a short month.

Sigma 85mm f1.4 with FREE Sigma USB Dock for $999 [C/N/Si]

Prime time of the f1.4 kind! The new condition Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM ART prime lens is now getting a free USB Sigma Dock at Adorama while still selling for $999 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma DSLR systems.

Pre-order new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM ART for $1300

Sigma revealed their all new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM ART zoom lens in early February for the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems but they did not reveal a price. Now the lens is available for pre-ordering and for that you have to reveal a price, and the price was not a sticker shock (compared to Canon and Nikon f2.8 pro zooms), $1300 and available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo. There is no specific release date yet.

Free $100 Gift Card and Free Fuji Domke F803 Bag with purchase of Fuji 50-200 or 100-400 Lenses at normal prices

Our wild ride now takes us to Fujilandia where B&H Photo is bundling both a $100 B&H Photo gift card and the Fuji-Domke co-brandeD F803 camera bag when you purchase the following two Fuji X lenses:

+ Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR for $1599

+ Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR for $1899

The lenses go for the same prices without the gift card and camera bag, so you are getting two serious freebies. Four more Fuji lenses are on sale but don’t get a free gift card or free bag at B&H Photo; these too part of their WPPI 2018 specials