Zeiss Instant Savings expire 7/31/15

The current iteration of the Zeiss instant savings expires on 7/31/15. A total of 30 items are participating in this sale, some SLR and some mirrornyet lenses. See all options in two pages of results at Adorama.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $100

The Nikon 50mm f1.8D goes for around $130 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you feel comfortable getting an imported grey-market simple prime lens, you can get in new condition for $100 by Peach Photo on eBay (over 650 units sold) or by Unique via Amazon.

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 (Leica M) for $800

We have a mini rangefinger trilogy of deals at B&H Photo, in price ascending order, starting at $800 with free shipping for the Leica M mount Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 lens in the black color scheme only. The Cylon-Toaster color remains at $950.

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2 II (Leica M) for $1000

The Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f1.2 II lens, in the black color scheme, is currently on sale for $1000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is in the Leica M mount.

(SOLD OUT) Mon: Lensbaby Special Edition Spark 50mm f2 for $60 (C/N)

This B&H daily deal too sold out before its 24 hour expiration window closed… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals page

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Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB with 82mm VU filter, 3yr Spills/Drops, Lowepro Lens Exchange for $1224 after $100 MIR (C/N/A)

The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD currently goes for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate at authorized dealers, but if you also want a drops and spills warranty and a lens case and a filter, Adorama has them bundled up for $1224 after the $100 MIR in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts. So the extra $25 gets you a three year NewLeaf spills and drops warranty, the Lowepro Lens Exchange Case 100AW case ($35 on its own) and a VU Sion UV 82mm Filter (VSUV82, $100+ on its own).

SLRGear Cine 25mm T0.95 and 12mm T1.6 together for $1000 (m43)

Hide your wallets Cine M43rds fans. Adorama is offering two SLRGear Cine lenses together as a bundle, the 12mm T1.6 and 25mm T0.95 for $1000 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like.

PS: yes, there is a certain irony to an “SLR Gear mirrorless lens” 🙂

Olympus M43rds specials (34 options)

The latest round Olympus M43rds specials (cameras and lenses) is nicely organized at B&H Photo with 34 total options (two pages) with most of them eligible for 4% promotional rewards from B&H.

20% off select Hasselblad Medium Format Lenses

Hasselblad has announced a worldwide 20% off sale on select medium format sales. They have a handy global map there to find authorized local dealers around the world. For internet buying, check prices at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Sigma 70mm f2.8 EX DG (Nikon or Pentax) for $450

The Sigma 70mm f2.8 EX DG Macro SLR lens is currently going for $450 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon mount (with 2% promotional rewards) and in the Pentax K-mount (no rewards).

White Box Canon 24-105mm f4L IS for $600

Back to the fleaBay Deals, if you are comfortable with white box lenses, the GetItDigital eBay store (99.6%) is offering the new condition white box Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $600 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer. Over 1340 units got sold from this listing so far. This lens was part of the 5D3 w/24-105 kits, and was taken out of the camera box and is sold as a “white box” with all standard accessories included. There is no explicit mention of warranty on this eBay listing. To be on the safe side, assuming this is an imported (grey market) lens.

At authorized Canon USA dealers, this lens goes for $1000 such as Adorama which offers five different free accessory bundles (options include Red Giant, Spills/Drop warranty, filters, promotional rewards, etc) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

Pre-order the new Sigma 24-35mm f2 (C/N/Sig)

If anyone remembers to look up forum histories, the new Sigma 24-35mm f2 lens will make some eat digital (probably not actual) crow. This new lens is now available for pre-order for $1000 even at Adorama in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount or the Sigma mount.

In-stock at B&H: Sony 90/2.8 FE OSS and 3DR Solo Quad

The tall ships from Japan brought in some new gear now in-stock at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS Lens for $1100
+ 3DR Solo Quadcopter (No Gimbal) for $1000

And some discounts there:
+ Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only) for $3000
+ Tascam DR-100mkII Portable 2-Channel Linear PCM Recorder for $200

(ENDED) Ends 8:50pm ET: Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS DG FLD Lightning Deal (Canon) for $900

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(ENDED) Ends 6:50pm ET: Rokinon DS50M-C Cine DS 50mm T1.5 (Canon EF) for $426 [Ends 7:50pm ET: Rokinon 16mm T2.2 (Canon) for $310]

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Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 (m43) with 3yr NewLeaf and $52 rewards for $1300

F2.8 constant aperture action on the M43rds front, the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 lens is currently offered for $1300 at Adorama which includes a 3-year New Leaf Spills and Drops Extra Protection service, along with 4% promotional rewards (= $52).

Pre-order Canon 5DS R with 85mm f1.2L

B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders for the Canon 5DS R with 85mm f1.2L for $5900. There is no release estimate posted there at the moment.

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

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eBay Deals have something for you too. Buydig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens for $250 with free shipping AND a four year Sigma USA warranty. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer. This is Sigma model SG18250SEOS2.

Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS (silver) for $150

If you like or do not object to silver lenses, the Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS in the silver color scheme is currently on sale for $150 with free expedited shipping with a limit of ten per customer at B&H Photo.

Pre-order Samyang 100mm f2.8 macro (Sony E-mount) for $550

With a mid July release estimate, the new Samyang 100mm f2.8 macro lens for the Sony E-mount is now available for pre-order for $550 at B&H Photo.

Now shipping: Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 (Canon EF) for $58

If you like 50mm primes in decidedly double figures, now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo is the brand new Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 (EF mount) lens going for $58 with free expedited shipping.

(ENDED) Wedn: Canon 50mm f1.8 II with Cleaner for $110

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Pre-order new Nikon Lenses: 16-80/2.8-4, 500/4, 600/4

Nikon strikes again with a trio of new four and five figure lenses available for pre-order as follows:

+ Nikon 16-80mm f2.8-4 DX VR for $1067 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Nikon 500mm f4 VR for $10,300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Nikon 600mm f4 VR for $13,330 at Adorama and B&H Photo

New round of Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings

Olympus has a new round of instant savings on various M43rds lenses of their own brand. They are marked with a caramel-y “SALE” sign. They also earn Points as part of the Get Olympus Rewards program. The rewards are on the list price of a lens, not their sale price. For example, 12-40/2.8 lists for $1000, is on sale for $800, but you still earn 1000 rewards points. Some potential questions about their rewards program is answered in their FAQ page.

Pre-order new Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 AT-X (C/N) for $1000

The all important f2.8 pro zooms have a new member today. Tokina has revealed a new 24-70mm f2.8 AT-X DSLR lens, available for pre-order for $1000 at Adorama in the Canon mount and the Nikon mount.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99 w/free s&h

The Nikon 50mm f1.8 D currently goes for around $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama, B&H Photo). Since this is a simple low-priced 50mm prime lens, there is lower risk going grey-market (imported without manufacturer warranty). If so, you can get it for $99 with free shipping by Peach Photo on eBay (99.9%). Over 600 units got sold so far from this listing.

(ENDED) Mon: Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye (C) for $190

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Monday 6/22/15 is the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon for $190 with free shipping. Offer ends Monday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Now shipping: Fuji X-T10, Sony 16-35/2.8, 24-70/2.8

The tall ships from Japan brought new camera gear supplies at Adorama. The following three items are now in-stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping as follows:

UPDATE: the X-T10 is also in-stock at B&H Photo along with the two new Sony lenses…

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG ART Lens with Extras for $850

Prime time with extras! The Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM ART lens is going for $850 but that’s not all. Adorama is also including automatically a variety of free accessories (77mm filter kit, 3yr Leaf Spills and Drops warranty, Lens Wrap, Capleash II, cleaning kit). These bundles are available in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Sigma mount.

Tamron mail-in rebates and 4% rewards (15 options)

B&H Photo has a special on 15 Tamron Lenses, with discounts, mail-in rebates and 4% promotional rewards. The count includes all mount options available through this offer, not unique lenses. Offer ends 6/30/15.

Zeiss ZE and ZF Lens Sale with 4% rewards (26 lenses participating)

To celebrate its 125 year anniversary, Zeiss has a sale on some of their SLR lenses, more specifically 12 ZE (Canon) and 14 ZF (Nikon) lenses are on sale plus they earn 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The promotion ends by 7/31/15. Given the prices of most Zeiss lenses, the 4% promotional rewards are a very decent amount, for example, a $2000 lens gets you an $80 reward!

In-stock nao: Fuji 16mm f1.4R for $1000

It’s prime time in the X-land as the Fuji 16mm f1.4R WR lens is in-stock and ready to attach to your camera for $1000 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Zeiss SLR Lens Instant Savings (C/N) [25 options]

While we are patiently waiting for Vanilla Ice to be hired to perform “Zeiss Zeiss Baby”, there is a new round Zeiss SLR (Canon, Nikon) instant savings promotions featuring a total of 25 lenses. These also earn 2% promotional rewards, which are not small change considering the premium price nature of Zeiss lenses. You can see all 25 options at B&H Photo.

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $92 w/free ship

And also part of the eBay Deals is the grey-market imported new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Nearly 2000 units sold through this promotion. A simple double-figures prime lens is a lower risk as grey-market purchase than a $3000 pro SLR lens but again, the trade-offs are per individual. We blog, you decide (and deride if you decide to do so) 🙂

Speaking of eBay, among the latest offers you can get the new condition 32GB Toshiba microSD card with full size SD adapter (Class 10, up to 30MB/s) for $14 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per buyer, by eBay seller “qualitycellz” (99.2%).

(ENDED) Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM (Canon) for $270

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Pre-order new Fuji X-T10 and 90/2 lens

More new Fuji gear and pre-orders, starting with the new XF 90mm f2 R LM WR Lens with a $950 pre-order price.

On the camera front, the new X-T10 mirrorless camera is pre-orderable as body only for $800, or with 16-50mm for $900 or with 18-55mm for $1100 with a mid-June release estimate. Also pre-orderable is the X-T10 metal hand grip for $130 and the X-T10 leather case for $80.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/2.8, various accessories

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Sony 30mm f3.5 (NEX) with extras for $253

The Sony 30mm f3.5 NEX lens goes for $253 at various authorized dealers (eg Amazon (limit 2)), but if you want a better bang for your buck, Adorama is also offering 4% promotional rewards ($10~) and Pro Optic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, cleaning kit, and cap tether.

Refurbished Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $240

Refurbished can save a lot in some cases, such as the refurbished Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens going for $240 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama.

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Sigma 50-500mm (starts 9am ET), etc

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Pre-order New Olympus 7-14/2.8, 8/1.8 PRO Lenses and E-M5 II LE body

Olympus has three new products in their Micro Four Thirds PRO world available for pre-order right now, two lenses and a new limited edition of the E-M5 II as follows:

+ 7-14mm f2.8 PRO M43rds lens for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 8mm f1.8 fisheye PRO M43rds lens for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ E-M5 II Limited Edition body only for $1200 with August release estimate at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

Pre-Order New Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM for $125

Simple primes are getting some new gear love as well, Canon has ushered out their new EF 50mm f1.8 STM available for pre-order with a late May 2015 release estimate for $125 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

PS: if you are shopping at Amazon, do not confuse the new STM lens with the previous 50mm f1.8 II non-STM that also goes for $125 now and is in-stock.

PS/2: you can find this and most other interesting/non-boring cameras and lenses announced in 2015 at the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/2.8, Fat Gecko, Hubsan, Case Logic, etc

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3X Best Buy Rewards with select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses

Best Buy is offering 3X Best Buy Rewards Points if you purchase select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses (29 options available). You have to be a member of their Rewards program to earn this (it is free to join). You also get upgraded to free express shipping (you must needs select it manually in the shopping cart). Eligible DSLRs include the D750, D7200, 6D, 5DMk3, and some lenses as well.

Refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR for $110

For the Nikon CX 1″ Angry Inch 1-System, Groupon Goods is offering the camouflage color scheme of the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR lens for $110 with free shipping and free returns and 90 day Nikon warranty. Delivery within 7 business days after purchase.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm DX VR for $90

The refurbished by Nikon USA Nikon 55-200mm DX VR lens is currently on sale for $90 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR for $1400 with coupon

More B&H action, coupon code BHOPTIC15 (limited time offer) gets you the Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens for $1400 with free shipping.

Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm for $1450 with coupon

B&H Photo is offering the Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm for $1450 with free shipping when you enter coupon code BHOPTIC15 over there (limited time offer coupon).

The same coupon over there also gets you the Fuji X-E1 with 18-55 for $630 with free shipping.

Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS for $750 (C/N/A/S)

B&H Photo is also offering the Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens for $750 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards when you enter coupon code BHOPTIC15 over there (coupon is a limited time offer). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts.

Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM for $350 (C/N/A/P/S)

The Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is offered for $350 with free shipping at B&H Photo with coupon code BHOPTIC15 entered over there (limited time coupon). They also come with 4% promotional rewards. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Alpha, Pentax and Sigma SLR mounts.