Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS with $100 Gift Card for $998

Here comes another Panasonic M43 lens that is getting a free gift certificate from Adorama, this time it is the new condition Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS with a $100 gift certificate going for $998 with free expedited shipping. No promotional rewards on this guy though.

Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 II OIS with $100 Gift Certificate and $36 Rewards for $898

But wait, there’s more! The new condition Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 II Power O.I.S. micro four thirds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for a limited time, along with $36~ promotional rewards at its current price of $898 with free expedited shipping at Adorama… You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic…

PS: this is a good opportunity to search for your favorite Panasonic lenses at Adorama to see if they too are getting free gift certificates!

Panasonic 7-14mm f4 Lens with $100 Gift Certificate and $32 Rewards for $798 [M43]

We already mentioned a number of Panasonic cameras getting free gift cards at Adorama, but it looks like this promotion is also covering some lenses as well! The new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f4 goes for $798 with free expedited shipping and $32~ promotional rewards AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate! The offer continues as long as you see the $100 gift certificate mentioned in the listing.

(ENDED) Wedn at KEH Camera: 10% off Cameras, 15% off Lenses, 20% Accessories on select products from 13 Photography Manufacturers (Pentax, Oly, Zeiss, Pana, Contax, Minolta, Sigma, Tammy, Voigt, Etc)

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(ENDED) 7artisans 50mm F1.1 Fixed Lens for Leica M Mount for $295

This lightning deal expired…

Good until 10pm ET, you can get the new condition 7artisans 50mm F1.1 Fixed Lens for Leica M Mount Cameras for $295~ with free shipping, sold by 3rd-party with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible. The price before the sale was $369. It has just three customer reviews, one happy, two unhappy. Some research is probably necessary if you more not already familiar with this.

For the latest Lightning Deals action, follow the Gold Box Yellow Brick Road.

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD w/$16 Rewards for $399 [C/N/A]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF is on sale for $399 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($16~ to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and also at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon at both places. The Pentax K version is not only, while the Sony Alpha is on sale but only at B&H Photo.

(ENDED) 10% off Lenses at KEH with coupon (1500+ options)

This 24-hour coupon expired… If you missed it, fear not, KEH has coupons on a regular basis…

Lensaholics of the world unite and take over! Good until Friday 11:59pm ET today, coupon code LENS12A gets you 10% off Lenses at KEH Camera. And any used purchases you make until 12/31/17 in condition “BGN” (Bargain) or better get you a 365-day warranty instead of the usual 180-day warranty. Over 1500 options are available as of the time of writing.

PS: items in worse than “BGN” condition (eg, AS IS or Ugly) are not eligible.

Tokina 100mm f2.8 AT-X Macro for $350 [C/N]

Macro time! The new condition Tokina 100mm f2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D lens is on sale for $350 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama for a limited time in the Canon and Nikon systems.

Ends Thur PM: Pentax Lens Instant Savings (24 options)

Last call! The current Pentax Lens Instant Savings promotion is expiring at 11:59pm ET on Thursday at B&H Photo, featuring 24 lens options, with a mix of zooms and primes, and prices ranging from $92 (50mm f1.8DA) to $4000 (560mm f5.6).

Last Call (ends Thur 4:15pm ET): Zeiss Milvus Sale [C/N]

The current Zeiss Milvus lens sale for Canon and Nikon SLR systems expires at the very specific time of Thursday 12/1/17 at 4:15pm eastern time at B&H Photo, so this is a Last Call alert if you are interested. The lenses are:

+ Milvus 15mm f2.8 for $2294
+ Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for $1955
+ Milvus 21mm f2.8 for $1568
+ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 for $1700
+ Milvus 50mm f2M for $1093
+ Milvus 50mm f1.4 for $1020
+ Milvus85mm f1.4 for $1530
+ Milvus 100mm f2 for $1568
+ Milvus 135mm f2 for $1870

+ a number of them earn 4% promotional rewards as well, which yield a nice amount considering the prices

Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye for $199 [8 systems]

How do lenses have babies? The mystery remains, and also remaining until 12/2/17 PM is a Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye instant savings sale for $199 with free shipping and $8~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo in select DSLR (Canon, Nikon, Pentax K, Sony A) and mirrornyet systems (M43rds, Fuji X, Sony E, Samsung NX).

Tokina 12-28mm f4 ATX PRO for $239 [Canon]

For Canon only, the new condition Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro APS-C is on sale for $239 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Saturday 12/2/17 at 11:59pm ET (note however that B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM, so plan accordingly). No coupon, no rebate, just add to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout… For more sales, check their Featured Deals page

Canon Lens Discounts with Coupon [updated]

Entering coupon code CAMDDX388 in the shopping cart (requires email address) drops further the prices of select Canon Lenses at Adorama for a limited time…

+ Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM with extras for $675

+ Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens with extras for $1169

+ Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM with extras for $1799

+ Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM with extras for $1529

+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with extras for $1709

Pre-order new M-mount lenses: Voigt 40/1.2, Leica 75/1.2

Two new Leica M-mount lenses are coming up in the next few weeks and they are available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. They have been added to the New Lenses of 2017 page as well…

+ Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical for $899

+ Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH for $12,795

(OLDER POST) Samyang 24mm T1.5 VDSLR II sale

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(ENDED) Samyang 24mm T1.5 VDSLR II Cine Lens for $545 (Sony E) and $623 (Sony A) [ends Fri 2:19am ET]

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Adorama On Instant Savings of Many Brands

UPDATE 11/28/17 PM: some of the individual offers within the various manufacturer instant savings promotions expired, some continue, I have no way of remembering which is what…

The clock is ticking on Cyber Monday but if you a last minute shopper, here’s a list of the various brand-centric Instant Savings promotions, nicely organized at Adorama:

+ NOTE: there are multiple pages of options for most brands below; you can increase “Per Page” to 30 or 60 if you want to reduce “next paging”

+ Zeiss Lenses (3 pages)

+ Sigma Lenses (3 pages)

+ Tokina Lenses (1 page)

+ Tamron Lenses (1 page)

+ Fuji Cameras (3 pages)

+ Panasonic Cameras (2 pages)

+ Olympus Cameras and Lenses (2 pages)

+ Canon Cameras and more (5 pages)

+ Nikon Cameras (2 pages)

+ Sony Cameras and Lenses (3 pages)

+ Microsoft Surfaces (1 page)

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 Fisheye for $349 [C/N/K/E]

If you are a fan of fish and eyes, you may also be a fan of fisheye lenses! The Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (around $7~) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems, and the Sony E mirrornyet systems.

Free Battery Grips with D500, D750, D810; Free $80 Rewards with 24-70/2.8E for $2197, Etc

There are plenty of Nikon Sales at B&H Photo, including the professional Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens for $2197 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards which are about $88 to be spent in future purchases at B&H.

A variety of DSLRs and lenses are participating, including the free battery grip promotions for the Nikon D500 kits and the Nikon D810 kits and the Nikon D750 kits.

No free battery grip for the D850. I suspect some photographers would be willing to give Nikon a battery grip for a chance to get the D850 🙂 Speaking of the D850, I just rechecked, it remains in pre-order/backorder at B&H and Adorama, and at the all-encompassing and all-frustrating when you are waiting for a new camera to arrive “temporarily out of stock” at Amazon.

Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art Lens with FREE Sigma USB Dock for $1199 [C/N]

The new condition Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Dock for $1199 with free expedited shipping until Monday at 11:59pm ET at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon or Canon systems.

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 with FREE MZ Lens Hood for $599 [Sony E]

How do you create an anime name for a lens manufacturer? You replace the last “n” with a “u”! Another B&H Photo Cyber Monday deal, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for the Sony E-system, bundled with the Mitakon Zhongyi Lens Hood for Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for FREE for a limited time, is offered for $599 with free expedited shipping. Mitakou Assemble!

Nikon and Canon Cyber Monday at B&H

The Cyber Monday party continues at B&H with two nicely organized pages that outline their featured Nikon sales and their featured Canon sales. These are a mix of DSLRs, lenses, fixed lens cameras, and in the case of Canon mirrorless too. Click on the “Load More” at the bottom of the Canon listing to see more options!

Monday Only System Switch Temptation: Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II with TRIO of F2.8 PRO ZOOMS + Battery Grip + More for $2752 [VS $4400+ in NEW Condition]

On the PRO side of things in the Olympus Outlet Store you get 20% off with coupon code CYBERSAVINGS on the Olympus E-M5 II PRO KIT listing which goes for $3440 before coupon. Entering the coupon in the shopping cart (you don’t have to sign-in or sign-up to enter/test the coupon), drops the price of $2752 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The sale ends on actual Cyber Monday at 11:59pm ET.

For $2752, you get the following manufacturer refurbished items:

+ Olympus E-M5 II body black
+ Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 M34ds lens
+ Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 M43rds lens
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 M43rds lens
+ Olympus HLD-8 Grip/Battery Holder
+ Olympus BLN-1 battery
+ Olympus CBG-10 System Bag

Price-checking these in new condition and with the current Black Cyber-Friday Monday sales at authorized dealers such as Adorama has these new condition prices:

+ the trio of f2.8 PRO zooms goes for $3200 ($1300 + $1100 + $800)
+ the E-M5 II body only goes for $800
+ that’s $4000 already
+ the battery grip goes for $173
+ the extra BLN-1 battery goes for $50
+ the Olympus CBG-10 System Bag goes for $190
+ total of $4413

So you are paying $1660 less than the new condition prices! A system switch temptation? A stock up purchase?

Lensbaby Limited Edition Velvet & Twist Gift Set for $1000 [C/N/E]

Lensbabies have been growing up and getting fancier, if you are a fan of, you are in luck, because B&H Photo has the Lensbaby Limited Edition Velvet & Twist Gift Set on sale for $1000 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon DSLR systems, and the Sony E mirrornyet system. This set includes two custom cases, the 60 Optic with straight body, and the Velvet 56/1.6 and 85/1.8 lenses, along with a strap and cleaning cloth.

Zeiss Milvus Prime Sale: 15/2.8 for $2294, 18/2.8 for $1955, 21/2.8 for $1568, 35/1.4 for $1700, 100/2 for $1568, 135/2 for $1870, And More! [C/N]

One of the benefits of having a Canon or Nikon DSLR system is that you have premium Zeiss lenses available for you and a handful of their C/N Milvus primes are available on sale as part of the Black-Cyber Fri-Monday festivities at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Milvus 15mm f2.8 for $2294

+ Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for $1955

+ Milvus 21mm f2.8 for $1568

+ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 for $1700

+ Milvus 50mm f2M for $1093

+ Milvus 50mm f1.4 for $1020

+ Milvus85mm f1.4 for $1530

+ Milvus 100mm f2 for $1568

+ Milvus 135mm f2 for $1870

+ a number of them earn 4% promotional rewards as well, which yield a nice amount considering the prices

Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC for $374 [Pentax only]

And the winner of the Rokinon lightning deal lottery is…. PENTAX! Of the seven mount options on the same listing, the only one that went on a lightning deal is the Pentax version of the Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC lens for the very specific price of $373.62 with free shipping. Offer ends Monday at 2:30am ET or earlier if sold out.

Used Fuji GF 23mm f4 R LM WR for $1229 [GFX/MF]

The new condition Fuji GF 23mm f4 R LM WR medium format lens for their GFX Medium Format System is on sale for the Black-Cyber-Monday sales for $2050 at authorized dealers such as Adorama… But if you want to save more, you can get it in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $1229 by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (3rd-party sellers not eligible) thanks to a limited time 20% off automatic in-cart discount.

PS: it’s easier to do 80% off the price, than 20% off the price and subtract that from the full amount 🙂

Olympus 60mm f2.8 MACRO [m43] for $300

The Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro (M43rds) lens went for $500 in new condition last week but now, thanks to the new Olympus Lens Instant Savings, the lens is going for $300 in new condition at Amazon and at Adorama and at B&H Photo along with $12 promotional rewards at Ado and B&H.

Zeiss Batis Full Lens Kit with Zeiss UV Filters (Sony E) for $5096

Zeiss temptations! One of the B&H Cyber Monday Specials is the new condition Zeiss Batis Full Lens Kit with UV Filters for Sony E set offered for $5096 with free expedited shipping.

The set includes the four Batis lenses, 18/2.8, 25/2, 85/1.8 and 135/2.8 along with four Carl Zeiss T* UV filters. One 77mm and three 67mm. The filters on their own go for $400. The lenses purchased individually total for $5096 BUT they don’t come with the Zeiss T* UV filters. So the bundle gets you the four CZ T* UV filters versus buying the lenses individually.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II for $249 [X/E/EF-M]

From Macros to Fisheyes! The Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II lens is on sale for $249 in three different mirrorless systems, Fuji X, Sony E, and Canon EF-M by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro [M43] for $99

OMG how did I miss this? The new condition Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro Micro Four Thirds lens is on sale for $99 with free shipping and $4 promotional rewards at Adorama and at the Olympus USA store and at B&H Photo where it is another one of their hot 140+ B&H Black Friday Sales (there are two pages of deals there)…

(ENDED) KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used: Hasselblad H2 (H1 U) MF Body for $365, Olympus 14-45/3.5-5.6 [FT/DSLR] for $29+, Canon BG-E3 for $7.50+, Etc

These offers expired…

NOTE that all your eligible USED purchases (“BGN” or better condition) at KEH until 12/31/17 automatically get a 365-day warranty instead of their usual 180-day warranty. No coupon is needed for this. Conditions worse than “BGN”, such as “AS IS” or “UG” (Ugly) are not and were not eligible for the 365/180-day warranties.

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(OLDER POST) Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC

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Refurbished Canons: 38+ DSLR kits and 97+ Lenses

There are so many refurbished sales at Canon I can’t process/post them all individually right now, so here is are the overview listing. I don’t know why they create so many listings, and I don’t know if there is complete or partial overlap between the categories. It is situations like these where it would really help if I was IBM’s Watson and could start 200 background process to sort it out!

+ 38 refurbished DSLR kits
+ 21 refurbished DSLR kit
+ nine refurbished DSLR kits

+ 97 refurbished lenses and flashes and such
+ 11 refurbished lenses
+ 7 refurbished lenses (some are EF-M)
+ 6 refurbished lenses
+ 3 refurbished lenses

Refurbished Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II w/1-YR W for $900

The latest model is the Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III lens that goes with an “L flagship” price of $1999 in new condition at authorized Canon dealers like Amazon and such. The previous generation is the “II” and it goes for $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

But if you want to save even more, you can get the second generation model, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II as manufacturer refurbished for $900 at the Canon USA store with a 1-year Canon warranty. It is in-stock as of this post.

Refurbished Canon 35mm f2 IS USM w/1-YR W for $380

The new condition Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens goes for $499 at authorized Canon USA dealers such as Adorama and Adorama and Amazon. But if you are comfortable with refurbished…

… then to the Canon USA outlet store we go where you can get this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $380 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty. It is in-stock as of this post.

Refurbished Canon 80D w/18-135 & 1-YR W for $949

The new condition Canon 80D with the 18-135mm IS STM lens goes for $1300 but you can zoom in with it for significantly less by getting the manufacturer refurbished condition from the official Canon USA outlet with a 1-year warranty for $949 with free shipping. A “latest generation” with a versatile lens!

Refurbished Canon 70-300/4-5.6 IS USM w/1-YR W for $230

The latest model is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM, going for $500 in new condition at authorized Canon USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama. The first generation goes for $450 in new condition. Given the $50 price different, if you are gonna get the first generation…

… then you might as well get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $230 with free shipping from the official Canon USA store. That’s almost half the price! Zoom-zoom!

Black Friday Sigma DSLR Lenses sale (92 options)

Sigma is back with a Black Friday Lens Sale featuring 92 products in this promotion nicely organized at B&H Photo. Almost all of them are lenses, along with a couple of flashes and converters/adapters. They are available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony A. You can use the options on the left hand side over there to filter by these and more.

Speaking of B&H Photo, they have a massive Apple sale featuring laptops, iPads, Mac Minis, and more. Click on “Load More” at the bottom of the page to see more.

Rokinon AF Sony E Lenses: 14/2.8 for $499, 50/1.4 for $399

Rokinon has discovered autofocusing technology and now they are ready to conquer the universe! Two of their autofocus Sony E system, FE lenses, are on sale as part of the Black Friday festivities, the 14mm f2.8 FE AF goes for $499 with free expedited shipping, while the 50mm f1.4 FE AF goes for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle for $1649

The two Rokinon lightning deals go live at 7:05pm ET and 8:20pm ET tonight, but there’s more Rokinon action, not a lightning deal but a Black Friday bundle, the Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle is discounted to $1649 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon, Canon, Sony E and M43rds. That’s $412.50 per lens 🙂

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro for $149 in Eight Systems

Earlier today we mentioned the 35mm f0.95 II sale but that’s not all! There’s more Mitakon Zhongyi action, their 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens is onsale for $149 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR systems, but that’s not all, it is also available in four mirrorless systems, M43rds, Fuji X, Sony E and Canon EF-M.

Sigma ART Black Friday DSLR Lens Sales (46 options)

A total of 46 Sigma ART DSLR lenses are participating in their Black Friday instant savings, you can find them all organized at B&H Photo as part of their many and more Featured Sales. I will try to break down the lenses later today, but there’s so much to post and not enough time!

UPDATE: you can also find the Sigma ART DSLR Lens Sale at Adorama, broken down by mount, in Canon, Nikon, Sony A, Sigma, Pentax K, and mount converters (Sigma lenses to Sony E cameras).

Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $199 [m43]

The second of the Olympus BF lens sales that is getting a 50% off price drop [see Oly BF teasers] is a prime temptation! The Olympus 45mm f1.8 has dropped from $400 to $200 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. At B&H and Adorama you get $8 promotional rewards as well, while at Amazon you get a $10 statement credit if you pay with Prime VISA or Discover with activated Q4 rewards. With free shipping but not a Wattpad subscription 🙂

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R for $99 [m43]

The biggest percent price drop of the Olympus Black Friday sales is 50% and two lenses are doing this. The first of the two is the good old Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R M43rds lens returning to $99 again at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. At B&H and Adorama you get $4 promotional rewards as well, while at Amazon you get a $5 statement credit if you pay with Prime VISA or Discover with activated Q4 rewards. With free shipping but not a Wattpad subscription 🙂

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $449 (Sony E) or $479 (EF-M or Fuji X)

If bright primes are you thing, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens is on sale for $449 in the Sony E system, and $479 in the Fuji X or Canon EF-M in the black color schemes at B&H Photo, another one of their 110+ just launched Black Friday Sales.

Olympus Trio of F2.8 PRO Zooms drop $100 each

AS promised in the Olympus Black Friday teaser, their trio of f2.8 professional zooms is on sale as follows:

+ 7-14mm f2.8 for $1100 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon
+ price before sale $1200

+ 12-40mm f2.8 for $800 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon
+ price before sale $900

+ 40-150mm f2.8 for $1300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon
+ price before sale $1400

Zeiss Milvus 85mm f1.4 for $1530

On the DSLR side of Zeiss, the new condition Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 lens is on sale for $1530 at B&H Photo. The price of this lens was $1799 on Wednesday… For more action, check all the B&H Photo Black Friday sales

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $1105 [Sony E]

Mirrorless Zeiss action now, the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 lens is on sale for $1105 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The price on Wednesday was a very flowing $1234. This lens is only available in the Sony E system… For more action, check all the B&H Photo Black Friday sales

Canon EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III USM for $100

A new offer went live at Adorama, the new condition Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III USM is on sale for $99 with free expedited shipping and $4 in promotional rewards (to be used in the future at Adorama). This is the USM version of the lens. The one found in most Canon DSLR two-lens kit bundles is the non-USM version.