Pre-order six new Sony E-mount lenses and converters

Sony has just announced four new E-mount lenses and four converter lenses, headlined by the 35mm f1.4 ZA Zeiss ($1600) and the 90mm f2.8 OSS G macro ($1100), along with the 24mm f2 prime ($450), and the 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS ($1000), along with four converters for various primes lenses. You can find them all available for pre-order at Adorama.

(ENDED) Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX Pro DX II for $430 (C/N/A)

This limited time sale expired… The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX Pro DX II lens is on sale for $430 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (=$17~) at Adorama in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount or the Sony Alpha mount.

New Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates (exp 3/28/15)

A new round of Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates has gone live, covering the period of March 1-28 in 2015. Just like before, the rebates are in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card (not a paper check). You can see participating lenses at Amazon. Each eligible lens has the mail-in rebate offer on its product page. This is a direct link to the PDF form.

SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 for $1000 (NEX, M43, Fuji)

Prime your wallet, and prime your camera for this discount. The SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 lens is now going for $1000 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $40) at Adorama in the Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX e-mount or Fuji X-mount.

(ENDED) Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS for $250 (C/N/A/P)

As of a 3/1/15 recheck, the price jumped to $350…
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Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS for $700

Adorama is offering the refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $700 with free shipping and a one year Canon refurbished warranty.

Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR for $310

Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR for $310 with free shipping and with a 90 day Nikon warranty.

Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye for $230 (4% rewards)

Babies poop all the time, but Lens Babies do not. In case you were wondering 😉 The Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye is currently on sale for $230 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $9.2) at Adorama. Offer ends by 2/28/15. It is available in the four major SLR mounts and three of the four major mirrorless mounts (M43, NEX, NX).

(ENDED) 20% off at the Olympus Outlet store with coupons

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Fuji X System Lens Instant Savings

A new round of Fuji X System Lens Instant Savings is up and running at B&H Photo. A total of 13 Fuji lenses are participating, a mix of zooms and primes.

New round of Nikon DSLR and Lens Instant Savings

A new round of Nikon DSLR Instant Savings went live today, featuring DSLRs and Lenses and combined purchase discounts. See them all at Adorama and B&H Photo (DSLRs and Lenses).

Panasonic M43rds lenses with New Leaf warranty and 4% rewards

Nineteen Panasonic M43rds lenses are part of the current round of Panasonic Instant Savings at Adorama that expires 2/21/15. Most of them get 4% promotional rewards. Some of them also get a free 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty as well. Some lenses that are more heavily discounted such as the 7-14mm f4 for $900 or 8mm f3.5 fisheye for $550 do not get any of the freebies.

Pre-order new Olympus E-M5 II body ($1100), 14-150 ($600), etc

Pre-order time for Olympus. They have revealed a brand new E-M-series cameras, the new E-M5 II body only with a 16mp LiveMOS sensor, 10fps, 3″ tilting LCD, dust/splash-proofness, and more. The starting price is $1100 and it is available for pre-order, in black or silver color-schemes, at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

The E-M5 II also gets its very own underwater housing, model PT-EP13, with a pre-order price of $1000, and the HLD-8 Power Battery Holder with a pre-order price of $280.

Also new is the M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Lens, dust and splashproof, with a pre-order price of $600 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Also coming along for the ride is another waterproof P&S digital camera, the new Tough TG-860 with a pre-order price of $280. Action cameras and waterproof cameras are apparently surviving the onslaught of smartphones.

Preorder new Pentax 70-200/2.8 and 150-450/4.5-5.6 lenses

Pentax wants to empty your K-wallet with just two lenses. Announced this week are two high-end lenses. First up, it is the 70-200mm f2.8 HD D FA* ED DC AW with a pre-order price of $2300 at Adorama and B&H Photo. Next up, it is the 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D FA DC AW with a pre-order price of $2500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Note: the “DC” in the model names is for the Direct Current (DC) autofocus motor, not to be confused with the Sigma-speak “DC” for APS-C lenses.

Preorder new Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX (C/N) for $600

Tokina has revealed a new APS-C DSLR, the 11-20mm f2.8 DX available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts for $600, with pre-orders at Adorama. Tokina also has a new Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 for the same mounts, with a cinematography preorder price of $4500 at Adorama.

For 2015, we are keeping track of only interesting new cameras and lenses in this Interesting Cameras of 2015 Reference post. Keep in mind, we are now out of the breaking news cycle, so that reference post will not be updated the moment a new camera or lens is announced.

Panasonic M43rds Instant Savings

Panasonic has launched another round of Instant Savings (aka Discounts) on a dozen of their micro-four-thirds lenses, you can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Fuji X System Lens Discounts (no camera purchase required)

Fuji has a new round of instant savings (discounts) on dozen of their X System lenses. No camera purchase required. It’s a simple discount on the lenses. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Woot Plus Camera Sale: refurb D5300, NX200, NEX-3, a3000, Galaxy, etc

Woot Plus has a Camera Deal Event good until 2/9/15 at 12am central. It includes, among others, the following camera and accessories:

+ refurb Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $530
+ refurb Samsung NX200 w/18-55 for $400
+ open-box Sony NEX-3 w/16-50 for $280
+ refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $220
+ new condition Sony 55-210 f4.5-6.3 for $220
+ refurb Samsung EK-GC110 Android camera for $180
+ Gitzo GT-531 Mountaineer Series tripod for $150
+ Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2BB 294 Aluminum Kit, Tripod 3 Sections with 3-Way Head QR for $90
+ Sunpak VL-LED-30 30 LED HDSLR Camera Video Light for $30
+ and a few more
+ see them all at Woot Plus

12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select DSLR/Lens/Mirrorless Gear (subject to credit approval)

Amazon is offering a subject-to-credit-approval 12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select camera gear with the Amazon Store Card (not to be confused with the Amazon VISA credit card by Chase). This offer requires twelve equal payments with the amount paid in full at the end of the 12 months in order to avoid interest and fees. Eligible for the offer are 475 camera gear listed here (DSLRs, lenses, mirrorless, rawsumers, etc). The offer applies to the “qualifying purchase (and all other items on the order) made during the promotional period with an Amazon.com Store Card. Excludes 1-click purchases and purchases of products sold on Amazon.com by third-party sellers.”. Check the Terms & Conditions for all the details.

Strategically, this offer is good if you are certain that you will pay the amount in full by the end of the 12 month promotional period.

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $85 w/free S&H

More eBay Deals action, if you are comfortable with imported (non-USA warranty) double-figure lenses, the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II is offered for $85 with free shipping by Red Tag Camera on eBay (99.9%) with a limit of five per buyer. Over 1000 of these primes got sold through this listing. The simplicity of a prime lens and the low price perhaps may make this a low/lower risk import/grey-market purchase.

Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 22-inch Dell E2215HV computer monitor for $100 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

Pre-order new lens: Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 (C/N/A)

If you are a fan of f2.8 SLR zooms, Tamron has 1200 new reasons to empty your wallet with the new 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD, available in the Canon, Nikon, and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. It is available for pre-order for $1200 at Adorama (with 4% promotional rewards = $48) and B&H Photo.

Tamron 16-28mm f2.8 ATX Pro FX for $600 (C/N)

f2.8 zoom action now, the Tamron 16-28mm f2.8 ATX Pro FX lens is on sale for $600 with free shipping at Adorama for the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS for $300

The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM lens is now down to $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Pre-orders: new Rokinon 135mm f2 and 135mm T2.2 Cine

Rokinon has revealed two new 135mm lenses. The photography priority is the 135mm f2 ED emc with a pre-order price of $550, while the video-priority is the 135mm T2.2 Cine DS ED UMC with a pre-order price of $600. The photography-priority version is available in nine different mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony A- and E-, Pentax, Fuji X, Samsung NX, Four Thirds, M43). Pre-orders are available at Adorama.

Samyang 24mm f1.4 for $370 (Pentax K), $397 (NX), $407 (“Olympus”)

The Samyang 24mm f1.4 manual focus lens for the Pentax K-mount is currently going for $370 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It also goes for $395 for Samsung NX, $407 for “Olympus” (does not specify 43 or M43), and $500+ in Canon/Nikon. When price checking all the different mounts, be sure to pay attention to who the actual seller is. For some of them (eg Sony Alpha) the featured seller is not Amazon itself.

Panasonic 45-200mm f4.5-5.6 OIS for $270

The Panasonic 45-200mm f4.5-5.6 OIS f4.5-5.6 Mega OIS lens (m43rds) is going for $270 with free shipping again at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and B&H Photo.

In-stock nao: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is in-sotck at B&H Photo for $2200 with free shipping. B&H will be accepting orders again Saturday PM.

Leica RF Lens sale (26 options)

Adorama has a sale on 26 Leica rangefinder lenses, with most of them also earning 2% promotional rewards.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART (Nikon) with extras for $900

The Nikon version of the Sigma 50mm f1.4 SLR Art lens is available as a special bundle at Adorama for $900 with free shipping. The bundle includes these bonus items: 3yr New Leaf warranty (in this case, it is included automatically, you don’t have to add it manually), 77mm filter kit (UV, CPL, ND2), lens wrap, capleash and cleaning kit. Only this Nikon bundle is going for $900. The other versions go for $950… I don’t know if it is a price error or a specific sale or a price-match.

Used (white box) Panasonic 14-42mm II for $100

The Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II megaOIS Lumix G Asph Vario H-FS1442A lens is available in “Used – Like New” condition, in a white box, with the description of “never been used” for $100 with free shipping by Roberts Camera at Amazon Warehouse Deals. I don’t now if this was part of a camera kit that got split apart or not.

Canon 50mm f1.8 II (imported or likewise) for $93

The latest action in the eBay Deals includes the new condition but very likely not-USA-warranty Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $93 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller RedTagCamera (99.9%). There is no mention of warranty in the listing and the seller is not an authorized Canon dealer (as far as I can tell), so assume this is imported or something similar.

Since this is a low priced simple prime lens, for some people, this may be a reasonable risk… At authorized Canon dealers, this goes for $105 after a $20 mail-in rebate (eg Adorama, B&H Photo).

Refurbished Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DT SAM SLR lens for $150

BuyDig is also offering the factory refurbished Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DT SAM SLR lens for $150 with free shipping (add to cart to see price). The price is $170 before you add it to cart. Offer ends by 12/28/14.

(ENDED) Panasonic GH3 body for $600 (PanaLeica 42.5mm f1.2 for $1100) [ends by 3:50pm ET]

This limited time offer ended. The 42mm f1.2 lens got completely sold-out before the 4-hour deal window closed. The GH3 was roughly 20% claimed…

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Refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens drops to $700

The refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens was going for $750 when we started the Deals Situation Room but as of a recheck right now, the price is down to $700 with free shipping at Adorama.

Buy select Fuji X body onlies and add 18mm f2 for $225 more

If you are interested in getting a Fuji X system camera body (X-E1 or X-M1 or X-Pro1) and you are also interested in the Fuji 18mm f2 prime lens, you can buy it together, in the same shopping cart, with the X camera body, and pay only $225 more for the 18mm f2 lens. This is because of a $300 combined purchase promotion. The price of the lens may change on its own. No expiration date is mentioned.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $200

The refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. This is refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90 day day Nikon warranty.

M43rds Lenses Instant Savings (29 choices, Pana, Oly, Sigma, etc)

If you are interested in M43rds lenses, B&H Photo has an instant savings promotion that includes 29 mostly Panasonic and Olympus M43rds lenses. This includes mostly Panasonic and Olympus lenses but there are also a few of other lenses as well (Tokina mirror, Sigma DN, Lensbaby, Ibelux prime). Prices range from $150 to $1400. Some are eligible for 4% promotional rewards as well.

In-stock nao: Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 (N) for $4450

Prime your wallets! The Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 for the Nikon SLR mount is now in-stock and ready to attach to your DSLR for $4450 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 (X/m43/E/EF-M) for $1400

Prime your wallets, here comes a bright lens that will scorch your credit card statement! The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 Lens is on sale for $1400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in four different mirrorless mounts: Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M (yes, Canon has a mirrorless system in case you forgot!).

Sony a58 w/18-55 & $50 Gift Card & extras for $400 (add 55-200 for +$50)

The Pellicle is not a scary creature from a 50s scifi movie! It is your friend! The Sony a58 with the 18-55mm lens and a bonus $50 B&H Photo gift card and a free 16GB Sandisk SDHC and a free holster bag are on sale all together for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can add the 55-200mm lens to your order for +$50 or the 55-300 for +$150. Look for these two offers under the “Savings Available” section by clicking the small “View All Savings” link. Other add-on bundle options include Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30.

Panasonic 14mm f2.5 for $300 (ends by 12/18/14)

After a sanity break, we are back with a new burst of specials! We start by serving you all some light breakfast. Pancakes! The Panasonic 14mm f2.5 is on sale for $300 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 12/18/14 or earlier if sold out. Syrup not included!

In-stock nao: Rokinon Cine Lens 4-packs for $1900 (four T1.5 prime lenses)

If you are interested in Cine lenses and Prime lenses, B&H Photo has the Rokinon Cine Lens Four Pack in-stock for $1900 in the Canon and Nikon and Alpha SLR mounts and M43rds. The Sony E-mount remains in pre-order state. The four lenses in this bundle are 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS.

ProOptic 500mm f8 H.D. Mirror Lens (T-Mount) for $50

Mirror lens action now, the ProOptic 500mm f8 H.D. Mirror Lens (T-Mount) is on sale for $50 with free shipping for a limited time at Adorama.

Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine (Alpha SLR) for $325 (limit 2)

The Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum dSLR version of the Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine is on sale for $325 (was $342) with free shipping with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon itself. While the EOS & M43rds are part of the lightning deals, the Alpha A-mount version is on sale on its own, not part of the lightning deals. The market works in mysterious ways :)… Blog-post price updated on 11:28pm ET.

(ENDED) Ends 10:50pm ET: Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine (M43rds or Canon EOS) for $400

This four hour deal expired…
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(ENDED) Ends 11:50pm ET: Olympus 15mm f8.0 Body Cap Lens for $38

This four hour deal expired…
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(ENDED) Ends 11:50pm ET: Rokinon 85M-FX 85mm F1.4 (Fuji X) for $228

This four hour deal expired…
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Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS for $530

B&H Photo is currently offering the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens for $530 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $21.20).

In-stock nao: Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR for $1600

The tall ships from Japan did not just bring in Fuji apples, they also brought in the new Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR lens, in-stock now for $1600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

PS: Fuji apple imports from Japan are probably not fruitologically accurate 🙂

(ENDED) Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro for Sony-Minolta-Alpha for $135 [ends 9:50pm ET]

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… As part of the Amazon Lightning Deals, good until 9:50pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out), you can get the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro for Sony-Minolta-Alpha for $135 with free shipping. As of 5:57pm ET, it is 14% claimed.