The Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS (E-mount) lens currently goes for $598 at authorized dealers, but as of the time of writing, you can get it for this price bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate at Adorama… Alternately they have a bundle with free accessories (including Corel software) but no $50 gift card…
Likewise, Adorama is bundling a $50 Adorama gift certificate with the silver Sony a6000 body only while still selling it at the authorized dealer price of $398.
For more action at Adorama, check their Pre-New-Year sale and their Year-Ending Rebate close-outs.
Canon and Nikon demand top dollar for their f2.8 zooms, but Shiguma offers photographers a more budget-friendly option with the $400 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM (which even gets some free accessories at Adorama or 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo).
But if you are comfortable with used, you can get the Nikon version in “Used – Very Good” condition for $286~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Make sure you page down the listings to find the ones sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s used sales arm). 3rd-party sellers sell them for slightly less but unless you are familiar or very comfortable with those sellers, you are better off paying a little bit more to get them from Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.
Open up your K-Wallet, it’s a Pentax Lens Sale at Adorama, featuring a total of 25 lenses, with prices ranging from $340 to $1150. This includes two f2.8 zooms, the 15-30mm for $1250, and the 24-70mm for $1150. Nine of the 25 lenses are Limited. Nine of them are Zooms. Three of them are Macros. Sale continues until the end of the year (2016) or earlier if sold out. It’s a K-Lens Party 🙂
This limited time offer expired…
The Flex Lens Shade Adjustable Flexible Lens Shade is on sale for $20 with free shipping at Adorama as their current daily deal… Meanwhile yesterday’s daily deal continues, the Flashpoint 198 LED BiColor OnCamera Light goes for $40 with free shipping. It is their house-brand, so they have more flexibility with the pricing/offers.
It’s Sigma time at Adorama! Coupon code LENSFRIDAY gets you additional discounts on select Sigma lenses. The price after coupon is shown there. You also receive 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases), along with a free Sigma USB Lens Dock, and for orders placed today and Thursday, you also get Free Overnight Shipping. The lenses are (after the coupon discount):
+ 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC macro HSM for $299 (OS for C/N, not for A/K)
+ 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for $450 (C/N)
+ 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM for $699 (C/N/A/P/Si)
+ 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART for $799 (C/N/Si)
+ 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART for $849 (C/N/A/Si)
+ 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens for $859 (C/N/Si)
+ 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM “Contemporary” for $899 (C/N/Si)
+ 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art for $999 (C/N/Si)
+ 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM for $1049 (C/N/Si)
+ 50mm f1.4 DG Art HSM with Mount Converters (EF or Sigma) to Sony E for $1049
+ 50mm-500mm f4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $1479 (C)
+ 18-35mm F/1.8 AND 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART for $1779 (C/N/Si)
+ 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens for $1849 (C/N/Si
+ see them all at the Adorama Sigma Lens Sale
Decoding the Codes
+ C = Canon EF
+ N = Nikon F
+ A = Sony Alpha A SLR system
+ K = Pentax K
+ Si = Sigma SA
+ E = Sony E mount
+ X = Fuji X
+ m43 = Micro Four Thirds
+ FT = Four Thirds
+ CX = Nikon’s Angry Inch
+ Q = Pentax Q
+ CM = Canon Mirrorless EF-M
+ M = Leica M
+ U = Universal Unicorn mount
This is a combo in-stock and pre-order alert for the Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo going for $949 with free shipping. It is now in-stock and ready to ship for the Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K DSLR systems. And it is available for pre-order for Canon EF and Sony E-mount. This is a (35mm) full frame manual focus lens.
B&H Photo has a sale on SLR Magic Cine Lenses of the Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Five options are available with prices ranging from $299 to $699.
I just updated the Holiday Deals Situation Room, and there’s another discount at Adorama on the Canon version of the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 Pro DX for $460 after a $40 mail-in rebate. You also receive $20 in promotional rewards to be spent in future purchases at Adorama. The Nikon version goes for more.
PS: this is certified to be Tokina, not Tamron 🙂
The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R is currently on sale for $90 with free shipping by Cardinal Photo thru Amazon (ships directly from Cardinal Photo in PA)… Alternately you get it for $99with free shipping and $5~ in promotional rewards at Adorama and $4~ in promotional rewards at B&H Photo.
This offer expired…
Live in the Gold Box until 11:05pm ET tonight (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Meike 8mm f/3.5 Wide Angle Fisheye Lens for Nikon going for $160 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $200 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule.
Coupon code LENSFRIDAY gets you additional discounts on 42 lenses at Adorama. You can test the coupon without logging in or creating an account, simply page-down in the shopping cart in the payment section and enter the coupon at the appropriate box.
The Canon version of the Tokina ATX 11-20mm F/2.8 Pro DX is currently going for $481 with free shipping after a $40 mail-in rebate at Adorama. The Nikon version goes for $41 more… For more action, check the latest Adorama Specials…
Triple figures tilt-shift lens action now, at B&H Photo, you can get the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 along with 2% promotional rewards (around $14 to be used in future B&H purchases) in the Nikon and Pentax SLR systems and the Sony E mount.
PS: the letters at the end of blog-post titles are abbreviations for the various mounts, N = Nikon; K = Pentax K, E = Sony E, C = Canon, A = Sony Alpha A, NX = Samsung NX, Si = Sigma stubborn SLR mount, M43 (self explanatory), FT = Four Thirds, etc.
This sale ended…
More Roki action, the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS is on sale for $279 with free shipping until Thursday at 11:59pm ET at B&H Photo in the Fuji X and Sony E mirror-nyet systems…
For more action, check their their latest Featured Sales…
B&H Photo is also running a promo code promotion on these 13 Sigma Art Lenses – use promo code SHOPBH16GM to get $100 off the current prices. I do not know when the promo code expires.
More Shiguma time at B&H Photo, the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is on sale for $349 with free shipping along with 4% promotional rewards (around $14~ to be used in future purchases) in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems… The other two options (Sigma, Sony A) are not on sale, they go for $399…
It’s pancakes bearing gifts, the silver Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens is bundled with a $25 Adorama gift card, together for $268 with free shipping at Adorama.
This offer expired…
This was not teased last night in the Amazon Gold Box but it’s running right now, good until Friday 3am Eastern, you can get the new condition Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS for $239 in the Micro Four Thirds mount and $219 in the Samsung NX mount. The Fuji X was apparently a lightning deal too but it sold out and it’s over.
PS: another deal floating is a 1-Year prepaid Kindle Unlimited subscription for $89 for 12 consecutive months. That comes out to about $7.42 per month, instead of the usual $10/month subscription.
This offer expired…
This was not teased last night in the Amazon Gold Box but it’s running right now, good until Friday 3am Eastern, you can get the new condition Rokinon FE14M-S 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Sony Alpha A-mount SLR lens for $239 with free shipping, with a limit of one per customer.
It’s Tea Time for Micro Four Thirds cinema shooters, the M43rds version of the Tokina Cinema AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 lens is currently on sale for $799 with free shipping at Adorama along with $32~ promotional rewards to be used in future purchases… This is part of their latest Cyber Week specials…
PS: double-checked, this is Tokina 🙂
Tamron (actual Tamron, not Tokina) has launched a new round of lens mail-in rebates running between December 4-31 in 2016. A total of 23 options are available, along with the PDF file with rebate details, nicely organized at B&H Photo.
The longer-running Woot offers have a Rokinon lens sale featuring six different lenses:
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (Sony E) for $230
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED with AE Chip (Nikon) for $250
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (Canon) for $250
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (M43rds, Fuji X) for $270
+ 4mm F2.8 IF ED (Canon AE) for $380
+ limit 3 of each per customer
+ shipping is $5 flat per calendar day
+ sale ends on December 19 at 12AM CT
+ thanks to S. A. Anderson for the alert!
In-progress now is updating the Holiday Shopping Situation Room. I am removing both expired offers and also offers that lingered there since Cyber Monday. The idea is now that the Black-Cyber week is over, to make this more lightweight and robust.
That updating brought a new discount with it, in addition to the previously mentioned Canon D-Rebel drops, the Nikon mount version of the Tokina
Tamron 100mm f2.8 (Nikon) is down to $340 after $20 MIR (mail-in rebate) at Adorama. It was $350 AR before. It also gets 4% promotional rewards, which dropped $0.40 since the price drop, now around $14.40~ to be used in future Adorama purchases.
BLANKET CORRECTION: this is a Tokina lens, not a Tamron lens. Who knows how many other times I wrote this as Tamron 🙂 Thanks to Mike for pointing it out in the comments! I always get Tamron and Tokina confused 🙂 Of all the names, they both picked six-character T-names with the only difference being two characters in each (“mr” vs “ki”).
Panasonic time with a bundle, the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens kit is bundled with the Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens, along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black color scheme or the black color scheme. Both are in-stock and ready to ship as of the time of writing… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty with a mail-in rebate (PDF details can be found there)…
This offer is also available for purchase at B&H Photo but neither kit is currently in-stock.
Nine Canon lenses are currently on sale at B&H Photo, a mix of Primes and Zooms, all of them get 4% promotional rewards, as follows:
+ 35/f1.4L USM for $899
+ 40/2.8 STM for $129
+ 50/1.4 USM for $299
+ 85/1.8 USM for $319
+ 16-35 f2.8L II USM for $1399
+ 24-70 f2.8L II USM for $1699
+ 70-200 f2.8l IS II USM for $1899
+ 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM for $399
+ 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS II USM for $1899
It’s the Age of Ultron (ha!) at Voigtlander, a quartet of their lenses are on sale until 12/6/16 at B&H Photo, headlined by the Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron (Leica M mount) for $899. Same price, same mount for the Nokton Aspherical 35mm f1.2 Lens II… The other two are Micro Four Thirds lenses, the 42.5mm f0.95 goes for $699, while the 17.5mm f0.95 goes for $799…
F2 zoom lenses are a thing too these days, partially thanks to the DX format, which brings us to the Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX lens bundled with a boatload of free accessories for $599 with free shipping at Adorama in the Nikon mount and Canon mount. The free accessories are: 82mm Pro-Optic Filter Kit, Slinger Lens Case, lens cap tether, cleaning kit, lens shade, and an updated Corel software bundle that includes Paintshop Pro X9 and VideoStudio 9 and AfterShot PRO 2. Both are in-stock with free shipping.
Normal price action now of the Rokinon kind, their 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC lens is on sale for $299 with free shipping with 2% promotional rewards (around $6 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems and the Sony E-mount. The sale ends 12/6/16 at 11:59pm ET.
Brunch is synonymous with Sundays, but pancakes are not served this Sunday. Instead it is the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds lens going for $148 with free shipping with $6 promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo… Optionally you can extend the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (PDF with instructions are available at the aforelinked retailers)…
This flash sale ended…
In addition to the day-long deals, the B&H Photo Daily Deals also include flash sales, offers that only run a few hours each (instead of the full 24 hours). Currently running until 9am ET on Monday is the Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter for $70 with free shipping in either Canon or Nikon.
Pentax does not have a monopoly on pancakes, Canon photographers can now have pancakes and have enough money left for some maple syrup too 🙂 The manufacturer refurbished Canon 40mm f2.8 STM EF with a 1-year warranty is offered for $100 at the official Canon USA store.
Nikon photographers, the time may be right to open the wallet with an f/1.4 aperture, because the new Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens is the Nikon F mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1199 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
Not a big discount but a discount it is, the Nikon version of the Tokina 100mm f2.8 AT-X PRO D lens is available for $350 after a $20 mail-in rebate (MIR) at Adorama. You also receive $15~ in promotional rewards to be used in future purchases at Adorama. The mail-in rebates expire 12/31/16.
One of the benefits of Canon/Nikon SLR systems is the abundance of 3rd-party lens options, from the perspective of photographers of other systems lamenting the lack of choices. On the other hand, it makes picking lenses easier 🙂
UPDATE: this is a Tokina lens, not a Tamron. It is now corrected! Thanks to Mike for pointing it out in the comments of another post. My Tamron/Tokina confusion is eternal 🙂
The current iteration of the Nikon Lens Instant Rebates expire on 12/3/16. You can find eight of these lenses nicely organized at B&H Photo featuring a mix of zooms and primes, and a mix of FX and DX.
As of late 12/1/16 recheck, this promotion is over…
UPDATE: this offer continues until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET… Pentax is getting some Cyber Monday action! A total of 29 Pentax lenses are on sale at B&H Photo. Some of them also earn promotional rewards. It features a mix of zooms and primes (including pancakes and maple syrup) and Limiteds, and one f2.8 PRO zoom, the 50-135mm for $850…
For more action, check the latest B&H Cyber Monday specials…
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The current flash sale item among the B&H daily deals at the moment, good until 2pm Eastern today (or earlier if sold out) is the Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E going for $299 with free shipping. Only the Sony E-mount version in the black color scheme is on sale. The other colors and mounts are not on sale.
With many camera systems out there, the possibilities of combinations are increasing. One such combination is bundled up with a virtual bowtie by Sigma [actual bowtie NOT included], it is the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens in the Canon EF mount, bundled with the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter (Sigma EF Lenses to Sony E-mount Cameras),
and the Sigma USB Lens Dock, all together for $950 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This offer ends Tuesday 11:59pm ET… This is another one of their Cyber Monday offers…
UPDATE 11/29/16 late PM: the USB Lens Dock is no longer included with this offer…
The official Canon USA store continues with its Cyber Monday sales. I am trying to find time to go through this, but I simply can’t stop time, and the Canon outlet website takes time to navigate and price-check, so this is a DIY adventure until I can stop time 🙂
F0.95 temptations for Micro Four Thirds photographers! The Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 is both on sale and in-stock at B&H Photo, going for $699 with free shipping until Tuesday at 11:59pm ET… For more action, check the latest B&H Cyber Monday specials…
This lightning deal expired, but Rokinon lenses keep returning to the Amazon Gold Box, so it may appear away at some future date(s) in the lightning deals…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Rokinon 35mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC Cine (M43) for $379 [ends Tue 12:40am ET]”
This 3-hour flash sale expired…
UPDATE 6pm ET: According to the schedule at the B&H Photo Daily Deals, ending at 9pm ET, is a flash sale on the Canon version of the Bower SLY 358C 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for $150 with free shipping. The price before the was $219 for Canon and $199 for Nikon. The Nikon version is not on sale.