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.

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II drops to $350

It’s pancake discounting season again, the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II is back to $350 with free shipping, with 4% promotional rewards and a free 3 year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adorama in black version or silver version… Same price, with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… At both places, you can optionally double the original warranty via mail-in rebate… No rewards and no doubling of warranty, but same $350 price at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2).

Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates extended until 12/27/14

The Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates have been extended until 12/27/14. See details at Adorama where they also offer free extras with some of the cameras/lenses and also 4% promotional rewards with some of them. Check the individual product page of each item for more details. Also, you can optionally double the original Panasonic warranty (two years total) by filing a mail-in rebate (see screenshot crop in this post on how to quickly find it).

(SOLD OUT) Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN (black) for $150 (ends 8:50pm ET) [E-mount only)

Ooops, I jinxed it. It ended up selling out before expiring…
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Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM w/extras for $150 [updated/corrected]

If you are an early pancake adopter, the new Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM lens along with a free 52mm UV Filter, Cleaning Kit, and Capleash II, is available for $150 plus shipping at Adorama. This is an EF-S/APS-C lens… CORRECTION (Fri 2:34am ET): the extras do not come with free shipping.

If you don’t need the extras, the default Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM lens (without the extras) goes for $150 with free S&H at Adorama.

Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM (C/N/A/P/S) for $770 [not sure about warranty]

Groupon Goods is offering the new condition Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $770 with free shipping in the five SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma). One thing to pay attention to is that it only says “One-year warranty from Sigma”.

I don’t know if this is an incomplete explanation of the warranty, since Groupon does not specialize in camera gear? Or it this actually different from the warranty offered by other sellers? For example, if you look at the pages of this lens at Adorama or B&H Photo, where it goes for $870, it says you get a one year international warranty plus a two year USA warranty.

Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine with 3yr Drops Warranty & Extras for $200 (Nikon F only)

For a limited time only, Adorama is offering a bundle centered around the Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens with a 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty and a cleaning kit and cap leash for $200 with free shipping. This offer is only available in the Nikon F mount. The others are at their usual prices. If this sells out, they also have it without the extras for $200.

Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine for $300 (Nikon F, Sony E only) & Pro Video Specials

B&H Photo is offering the Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens for $300 with free shipping, only in the Nikon F SLR mount and the Sony E-mount. The other options go for their regular prices.

Speaking of video-themed gear, B&H Photo has specials on the following items:
+ Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System for $500
+ Sachtler Video 15 SB Fluid Head (100mm) Supports 35 lb (16 kg) for $3600
+ Cinetics Axis360 Pro Motorized Motion Control System and Slider for $800
+ CobraCrane 5033 Backpacker for $300
+ Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder for $1000 after Mail-In Rebate
+ Sony NEX-EA50UH Camcorder with 18-200mm Servo Zoom Lens for $3200 after Mail-In Rebate

Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS for $300

The Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF SLR lens is now on sale for $300 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS for $600

Digging further into the eBay Deals, we find the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS (corrected link) offered for $600 with free shipping by Adorama’s eBay store. It comes with the usual one year refurbished by Canon warranty. Limit 5 per buyer.

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

This expired… The action continues at the eBay Deals, where the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM is on sale for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is sold by BuyDig’s eBay store and available in these four SLR mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax. Zoom-zoom!

(ENDED) Sigma SLR Lens Sale (14 options)

This sale ended… B&H Photo has a sale on select Sigma SLR lenses, with a total of 14 options, counting the different mounts of the same lens. Participating lenses are the 150-500/5-6.3 for $770, 17-50/2.8 for $470, 10-20/4-5.6D for $380, and last but definitely not least, the 70-200/2.8 for $1100.

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

For a limited time only, B&H Photo is offering the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS lens for $300 with free shipping… In other limited time B&H specials, the DXO ViewPoint 2 goes for $40 and the 3TB Western Digital Elements External HDD goes for $90… See all their Black Friday specials

Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR for $330

The refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens is currently on sale for $330 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty at Adorama.

Refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS for $750

The Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens is available in refurbished condition (Canon blessed with one year warranty) for $750 with free shipping at Adorama… The Adorama website is up and running again…

SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine II 25mm T0.95 (M43) for $500

Prime your wallets! The SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine II 25mm T0.95 Lens in the Micro Four Thirds mount is currently on sale for $500 with free shipping and a bonus 49mm UV filter at B&H Photo.

Speaking of the brand, the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x 50 Anamorphic Adapter is now on sale for $529 with free shipping at Adorama.

Sony A-mount and E-mount Lens Instant Savings

Sony has a new round of A-mount (SLR) and E-mount (mirrorless) Lens Instant Savings. You can see all the lens options nicely organized at Adorama. Over 20 lenses are participating in this promotion which expires 1/3/15. Adorama is offering promotional rewards and/or free accessories on some of them. Check the individual product listings for details.

(ENDED) Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS for $300 (C/N/P/Si)

This limited time offer ended… Superzoom time! Adorama is offering the Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS lens for $300 with free shipping in the Nikon dSLR mount and Canon dSLR mount and Sigma dSLR mount and Pentax K mount (K-mount version not stabilized, which is a plus or minus depending on your optical image stabilization disposition).

(ENDED) Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit for $800 (Fuji/Sony)

This limited time offer ended… It’s a different kind of a tweet! The Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit mirrorless system lens is now on sale for $800 with free shipping at Adorama in the Sony mirrorless mount and Fuji mirrorless mount… Also on sale is the Zeiss 32mm f1.8 Touit for $580 in the Sony mirrorless mount and Fuji mirrorless mount

(ENDED) Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II for $465 (C/N/A)

This limited time offer ended… Wide Tokina action now at Adorama where the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II is going for $465 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout. It is available in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Sony A-mount.