Pentax Black Friday sales (60 options, DA 50/1.8 for $87, Etc)

We have not forgotten about Pentax! AS of the time of writing there are 60 Pentax-related sales at B&H Photo, including K-3 Mark III for $1597 (USED for $1165+), the good old DA 50mm f1.8 for $87, the 645Z with 75mm for $3800, the K-70 body only with FREE bag for $577, and lots more!

Sunday: Venus 100/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO for $399 [seven options], Samsung Storage, Godox (X), Wolverine, Pixel 6a, 2022 iPad Air, Etc

Sunday is here, and hooray-hooray, it is a LENZ DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals running until 10/24/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO for $399
+ DSLR Version with Auto or Manual Aperture in Pentax K, Nikon F and Canon EF
+ Mirrorless version in Leica L, Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z

+ Samsung storage sale, eight diverse options with internal and external SSDs, microSD, flash drives (256GB for $25)
+ further discounted in cart

+ GoDoX VING V860II Flash with Wireless Trigger Kit for FUJIFILM for $198

+ Wolverine Film Scanners & Movies Digitizer (3 options), $120 to $340

+ Sirui T-024SK Compact Tripod with VA-5 Fluid Head for $160 after $30 MIR

+ FurMan PST-8 Digital Power Station for $90
+ neither Fur nor Man included 😉

+ Crown XLS 1002 Stereo Power Amplifier (350W at 4 Ohm) for $269
+ because they must hear you before they can see you 😉

+ flash deal: Sony BRAVIA XR Series A80J 55″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV for $898

MEANwhile at Amazon there’s a Print Magazine sale for Sunday of the auto-renewal kind that includes 1-year of Conde Nast Traveler for $4.

Of TECHNOLOGY interest, Amazon offers:

+ unlocked Google Pixel 6a for $299 in three color options

+ 10.9″ iPad Air (2022) starting at $519 in various options and colors
+ options include Wifi or Wifi + Cellular, With or Without AppleCare+ and 64GB or 256GB on-board storage

Wedn: Aputure, Crucial, Delkin, Pelcan, Tilta, Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 [C/N/K/E/X/m43]

The Lenze Partay [trigger warning for The Spelling Police LOL] continues at the B&H Photo dailies until literally the end of August 2022, aka 8/31/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 in three Mirrorless options (X, E, M43rds) and in three DSLR Options (Pentax K, Nikon F, Canon EF)
+ not participating in the sale are the Canon EF-M and Sony A options

+ Pelican 1300 Case without Foam for $53~ after coupon in three color options

+ Tilta Hydra Alien Car Mounting System (V-Mount or Gold mount) for $999 each

+ 2TB Crucial X6 Portable SSD for $137~ after coupon
+ once portable HDD prices went down, something else had to come out to raise the $/GB price-point again;-)

+ Aputure Amaran 3-Point 2-Flood 1-Spot Daylight HR672 3-Light Kit for $379

+ Davis & Sanford ProVista 6510 Aluminum Tripod with V10 Fluid Head (65mm Bowl) for $75

+ 256GB Delkin BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $270

+ flash deal: Logan 650-1 Framer’s Edge Elite Cutter (40″ Cut Length) for $500
+ OMG, $500 for a glorified paper cutter? OMG 😉

Monday: GVM, Nanuk, Oben, Zhiyun, Remote Triggers, Shure, Lensbaby Optic Swap Spark Kit for $399 [C/N/P/E/X/m43/Z/RF], Etc

Monday is here and it’s a loaded 7+1 formation of the B&H Photo daily deals running until 8/15/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lensbaby Optic Swap Spark Kit for $399 in Canon EF, Canon RF, Sony E, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Pentax K, Fuji X and M43rds
+ kit includes:
++ Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic
++ Spark 2.0 with Sweet 50 Optic
++ Optic Swap System Case
++ Microfiber Lens Cloth

+ Zhiyun SMOOTH-X Smartphone Gimbal Combo Kit for $24 in two color options

+ Oben CFT-6194L Skysill 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with 90° Lateral Center Column for $200

+ Oben Skysill CFT-6194L 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with 90° Lateral Center Column and BE-117 Dual-Action Ball Head for $250

+ Nanuk 908 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $40 after in-cart coupon
+ seven color options, great for color-code organization!

+ GVM 7S RGB LED On-Camera Video Light with Wi-Fi Control for $30

+ Vello Wireless ShutterBoss 4.0 Remote Timer and Trigger for $50 in Canon or Nikon or Sony MT or Oly-Pan

+ Shure SRH840 Closed-Back Over-Ear Professional Monitoring Headphones (New Packaging) for $79

+ flash deal: Apexel 6×20 Monocular with Smartphone Clip for $40

Wedn: Rokinon 14/2.8, SpyderCheckr, GoDoX, Glidecam, Pelican

Lens Dayz are back at the B&H Photo daily deals, as part of a 7+1 formation running until 8/10/22 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC for $329 with Canon EF AE chip
+ Nikon F with AE for $309
+ the other options, non-AE go for $279 (Pentax K), $299 (Canon EF)

+ DataColor SpyderCHECKR Color Chart and Calibration Tool for Digital Cameras for $89

+ GoDoX ML30 150 LED Dainty Light for $119

+ Kaiser Slimlite Plano 5000K Battery/AC Lightbox (10.5 x 15.5″) for $150

+ GlideCam Devin Graham Signature Series Handheld Stabilizer for $399

+ Pelican Vault V100 Small Case with Foam Insert for $35~ after in-cart coupon
+ three color options, great for color-code organization schemes!

+ Samson SR350 headphones for $10; also available in volume-buy bundles

+ flash deal: ONA Lima Camera Strap (Field Tan) for $39

UPDATE: ON the lights front, among the Wednesday Amazon USA Gold Box daily deals there’s a sale on the GearLight LED lights with 19 options of flashlights, ring lights, spotlights, headlights, reading lights, etc, etc. Prices range from $9 to $30…

Wedn: Anker, GVM, Zhiyun, Lensbaby 56/1.6 SE, Etc

If you frequently complain that powerbanks are frequently under-powered, well, the Wednesday 8/3/22 Meh daily deal is the Anker PowerCore III Elite 25,600mAh 87-Watt High Speed USB-C PD Power Bank going for $79 plus shipping. It has two USB-C and two USB-A ports that can be used all together up to 78W, while a single item can charge up to 87W.

Meanwhile the daily deals stork has delivered lens …babies at the B&H Photo daily deals 🙂

+ Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 SE Lens in silver for $350 in Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K

+ Zhiyun Smooth-Q3 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer for $49

+ GVM Professional Video Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (32″) for $229

+ GEnaray LED-7100T 312 LED Variable-Color On-Camera Light for $119

+ Tascam TM-180 Studio Condenser Microphone with Shockmount, Hard Case, and Zippered Soft Case for $49

+ Celestron NexStar 127SLT 127mm f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $530 with FREE COAST HX4 Dual-Color Utility Beam LED Clip Light
+ UFO props not included 😉

Thursday: Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder’s Collection for $500 [C/N/E/K/X/m43/Z]

No, it’s not the Deep Space Nine Founders you are seeing at the Thursday B&H Photo daily deals running until 6/9/22 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder’s Collection on sale for $500 in seven different systems:
+ DSLR: Pentax K, Nikon F, Canon EF
+ MirrorNYET: Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds, Nikon Z
+ NOT on sale: Canon RF

+ GVM JJL-JY Video Tripod System with Fluid Head for $124
+ optionally buy TOGETHER GVM Tripod Dolly for Camera Photo Lighting for $173

+ 2-pack of Elinchrom Softbox To Go Kit for $130

+ 2TB Crucial X6 Portable SSD for $150 after in-cart couponization

+ NetGear networking gear sale, seven options,$55 to $300

+ JVC true wireless for $40

Tuesday: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro for $149 [six system options], Flir, Benro, Lens Accelerator Adapters, Etc

Tuesday is a LENZ DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals, this round good until 5/17/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $149
+ available in Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K, Fuji X, M43rds, Sony E
+ the DSLR and the Mirrorless options are in separate listings

+ Vello Accelerator lens adapters, four options, $89 to $129
+ Canon EF or Nikon F lenses to Sony E or M43rds camera bodies

+ Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head for $225
+ no relation to the good old Panasoni GH2 🙂

+ FLiR One Pro Thermal Camera for Smartphones (Lightning) for $270

+ 2-pack of 64GB Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter for $13
+ that’s $6.50 per 64GB microSD card

+ Sachter Dr. Bag 3 for $135
+ you can also cosplay a doctor 😉

MEANWHILE the headliner of the Tuesday Best Buy dailies is the Acer Chromebook 315 (N400 celery, 4GB LDDR4, 32GB eMMC, gigabit Wifi, bluetooth 5) for $149…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC HSM ART for $300 [K] or $330 [A]

Nothing exciting in the Saturday AM daily deals, but it’s a LENZ DAY at the Adorama daily deals running until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC HSM ART for $300 in Pentax K and $330 in Sony Minolta Alpha mount

+ 128GB Lexar Professional 2000x SDXC UHS-II Memory Card for $120

+ 256GB Lexar Professional CFexpress Type-B Memory Card for $250

UPDATE: and now a freebie for this weekend, if you are a member of the Lucky Rewards program, you can get a FREE 12oz of “Coca Cola with Coffee” tin, select varieties…

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art with FREE Sigma USB Dock and FREEbies for $679 [C/N/K/Si]

If you are committed to the APS-C DSLR system, the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art lens is bundled with the Sigma USB lens dock with a FREE
B+W 72mm XS-Pro UV Haze MRC-Nano 010M Filter at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K or Sigma SA systems…

If you are looking for either the Canon or Nikon DSLR system, the lens is bundled with the Sigma USB lens dock AND it also includes various options of FREE accessories for $679 at Adorama

+ Option #1: Joby GorillaPod 3K kit, etc

+ Option #2: Hoya 72mm digital filter kit II, etc

+ Option #3: ProOptic digital essentials filter kit, etc

+ etc = trinkety items such as cleaning kits, microfiber clothes, etc

+ find the various options at the various tab-options at the Adorama page

Wedn: Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f2.8 for $299 {9 options}, Etc

It’s a “kinda lens day” at the Wednesday 11/24/21 B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f2.8 for $299 in nine system options
++ DSLR: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K
++ mirrorless: M43rds, Fuji X, Sony E, Leica L, Canon RF, Nikon Z

+ Browning BTC-5HD-APX-20C Strike Force Apex HD Trail Camera (20MP) for $90

+ Genaray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light Basic Kit for $79

+ Cambee Professional RGB 600 Panel 2-Light Kit for $228

+ SyRP Genie Mini II Panning Motion Control System for $150 after automatic $110 off in-cart coupon

+ Samson G-Track Pro USB Microphone with Built-In Audio Interface (Silver) for $80
+ the time is right to start the camera/photography podcast you’ve always dreamed about!

+ Tascam DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone (White) for $125
+ kinda looks like a tape recorder of the good old days

+ flash deal: Tamrac Tradewind 2.6 Shoulder Bag (Dark Gray) for $16

Pentax K-1 II body for $1700, with 28-105 for $2100

If you are looking for a Pentax K-full-frame, there’s a $300 instant savings discount for the Black Friday festivities at authorized Pentax USA dealers, making the K-1 II body only $1700 and the kit with 28-105 for $2100…

Look also for other bundles and options with freebies and such at retailers such as Adorama and Amazon and B&H Photo

EU Prime Day Camera Gear: Canon, Sony, Pentax, Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Panasonic S5, Storage, Etc

It’s already Prime Day in Europe and at the Amazon Germany website there’s among others a Canon gear sale that includes the 90D, the G3X, and lenses of different kinds (EF, EF-S, EF-M, RF)… A total of nine options is available as of the time of writing…

But that’s not all! There’s also a big (two page) Sony-priority camera gear sale that includes various Sony lenses, the RX100 III, the 7R II body only, lenses from Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Pentax (eg 50/1.8 SMC DA for 100 euro), and Tamron, Panasonic S5, Steiner binos, and more!

There’s also a sale of action cameras and drones

Next up we have the Storage Sale that includes Sandisk SD and microSD, Samsung, Lexar, Axe and more, three pages of them! There’s even some CompactFlash UDMA7 of the Lexar kind!

The interesting thing with Prime, even if you live in a country that does not get Prime delivery (eg within the scope of Amazon Germany), you can still sign up for the 30-day Prime free trial and get the sale price. But you won’t get the free shipping benefits or any of the other DRM-restricted benefits (video, ebooks, etc)…

Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D w/freebies for $849 [C/N/K/Z/RF/FE] {ends Sun 10am ET}

Lens days continue at the Adorama daily deals, but this time it is not Sigma but a …celestial body! This round is good until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D ultra wide for $849 with FREE accessories and Corel software
+ Mirrorless version in Sony FE, Canon RF and Nikon Z
+ DSLR version in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K (no freebies)

+ also masks as daily deals

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $579 [C/N/K/Si] {ends Sat 10am ET}

Bright zoom time at the Adorama daily deals where the Sigma lens deals continue for another day! Hooray! This runs until 10am ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sigma SA systems for $579 each

+ Godox SL Series SLB60W 60W Battery-Operated White LED Video Light, 5600K for $299

+ Glow EZ Lock Octa Quick XXL Softbox With Bowens Mount (60″) for $89

+ Glow EZ Lock 12×56″ Quick Strip Softbox With Bowens Mount for $69

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART with FREE USB Dock for $639 [C/N/A/K] {ends Wedn 10am ET}

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Wednesday at 10am eastern time or earlier for anything that may sell out before then…

+ Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $639 with a FREE Sigma USB Dock in Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K and Sigma SA

+ Slik PRO CF-634 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $200

+ Joby GripTight PRO 2 Mount for Smartphones, Mics and Lights for $30

+ H&A Versa Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones for $50

Pentax K-1 II Body Only with $200 Gift Card and Various Freebies for $1798

Who knew one could build a camera company just by taxing pens in Japan? Everything is possible when you set your mind to it, show incredible sticktoitiveness and work hard! And that’s how Pentax was born #FakeNews 😉

Okay, on a more serious note, there’s a Black Friday offer on the Pentax 35mm DSLR flagship as well, the K-1 Mark II body only! The offer is for $1798 and the freebies are as follows:

+ at B&H Photo you get a $200 B&H Photo gift card, a Pentax strap, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, an RJ DSLR shoulder bag and the Corel Paintshop Pro 2021 Ultimate software in a mini-box

+ at Adorama you get a $200 Adorama gift certificate, Corel software (you have to select PC or Mac option before placing the order), 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, camera bag, a trio of trinkets AND a Pentax camera accessory (you have three options, Adventure bag, camera strap or hand-strap ~ click on the “Hand & Neck Strap + Adventure Bag” to select which one you want)

Thursday at Amazon Germany: Pentax KP, K70, Tamron, Etc

Thursday’s Amazon Germany Gold Box deals are here. Some of them are good for the day only, others continue during the Black-Cyber time period. Among them:

+ Pentax K70 body only for 450 euro

+ Pentax KP body only for 643 euro

+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD (IF) for Pentax K-mount for 210 euro

+ trio of Sony E-system zoom lenses

+ AmazonBasics 840D polyster cross camera bag for 24 euro

+ 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography Plan) for 88 euro

+ Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro for 60 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for 250 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus for 218 euro

+ Sandisk storage sale (SD, microSD, flash drives)

+ Sony RX100 IV but it seems to be in and out

+ Canon ZoeMini C instant digital camera for 57 euro

+ lots of camera and photo accessories including Joby, Lowepro, Manfrotto and National Geographic

PS: all prices in this post (and other EU deal posts) are obviously in euro but out of habit I may sometimes write the price in “$” instead 🙂

Sunday: Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro for $329 [C/N/K/E/Z/RF], Etc

Not only these are fun toys for kids of all ages, they are also great photography props without paying the “photography gear tax”. The Sunday Meh deal du jour is a 2-pack of Jedi Apprentice Electronic Lightsabers for $12 plus shipping [free for Mehmembers]…

Sunday has arrived at the B&H daily deals as well with happy happy joy joy it’s a LENS DAY once again! Offers good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens for $329
+ for DSLR systems in Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ for MirrorNYET systems in Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra C10 microSDXC with SD adapterfor $4.45
+ 10pk of above for $43
+ with SD and USB 2.0 adapters for $5.69

+ for the gear color-coders out there, five different color schemes of the MeFoto Walkabout S travel alumin(i)um Monopod for $25 each
+ for example, red for parties, white for weddings, black for night shooting, green for nature and blue for water/sea 😉

+ Spider Camera Holster Spiderlight Hand Strap for $10 in three color options

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40
+ because cameras have feelings too and they can feel the cold and the rain as well!

+ Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for $30 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony Multi, Sony-Minolta, select Nikon/Fuji, select OlyPan/Canon; check individual product listings for more details over there

+ ApeXel 4-in-1 Cell Phone Camera System for $18

+ flash deal: Magnus BHSP-04 Ball Head with Built-In Smartphone Adapter for $13
+ next flash deal: Tamrac PRO strap (price before sale $50)

UPDATE: at the Woot daily deals there’s a single-use Energizer MAX alkaline sale. They are sold in bulk packaging: 100 AA for $38, 100 AAA for $39, 50 of each for $40. BUT WAIT, there’s LESS! IF you are a Prime member, you pay $5 less for each. You have to connect your Amazon Prime account with your Woot account – if you haven’t done so already. This is a one-time thing, not everytime there’s an offer!

Wedn: Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG ART for $599 [C/N/A/K/E/L/Si], Canon IVU CLIQ Instant Printer for $50, Etc

It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $599 in your choice of DSLR and mirrorless:
+ DSLR: Canon F, Nikon EF [HA], Bentax K, Sony A, Sigma SA
+ MirrorNYET: Sony E and Leica L

+ Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer for $50 after automatic in-cart coupon in three color schemes

+ MiniMAX Portable & Collapsible Stool for $33

+ EdelKrone HeadONE for $279

+ also Marantz network CD receiver and JBL Jump earphones

UPDATE: meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is a big surprise, it is the Arcade1Up Street Fighter II Arcade Cabinet going for $220. You could use it as a studio prop for the appropriate tax deduction [#thisISnotTAXadvice]

Pentax K-70 body only with Various Extras for $547

Pentax fans of the world, unite and K-ate over! The Pentax K-70 body only is bundled with two different set of freebies while going for $547 with free US shipping when the retailers return from the holidays on 4/20/20:

+ at Adorama you get the Pentax AF-200FG hot shoe, a Pentax Adventure gadget bag, and a Pentax padded strap

+ at B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card, a Rugged Journey DSLR shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020 Ultimate (DVD with download card), and the Pentax padded strap

Thursday: Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 [C/N/A/K], Rotolight, Peak D, Tascam DR05, 3Doodler, Etc

Hooray, back to back lens days at the B&H daily deals and for Thursday 4/2/20, it is SHIGUMA time! Good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax APS-C SLR systems

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (10L) for $80 in two color schemes

+ RotoLight NEO 2 LED Light for $140

+ Porta Brace Wheeled Rigid Frame DSLR Case for $250

+ RAVpower 20,100mAh Universal Power Bank with AC Outlet for $60

+ Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder for $65

+ 3Doodler Create EDU Bundle (Full) for $599

UPDATE: the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 hard drive for $180…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $379 [Canon w/AE chip] {chipless Pentax K for $279}

Nikon is no longer than only one with “AE chipped” Rokinon/Samyang lenses. Canon mount options have them too. Such is the case with this limited time offer, running until 4/8/20 (or earlier if sold out), it is the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC lens going for $379 with free shipping in the Canon with AE chip option at B&H Photo

On the same page, you will find also on sale other SLR options without an AE chip. The Pentax version goes for $279 while the Sony-Minolta A goes for $289.

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART w/USB Dock, Filters, Etc for $639 [C/N/A/K/Si]

We do not have a DX/APS-C theme today, it just happened that the last three lens deals posted are APS-C 🙂 This time we zoom brighter, the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART is bundled with the official Sigma USB dock, lens filters and cleaning kits for $639 at Adorama in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony-Minolta A, and Sigma DSLR systems…

At B&H Photo all but the Canon version for some reason get the free Sigma USB dock. All of them get a free 72mm UV filter and a Zeiss cleaning kit…

At Amazon it’s the usual Wild West of 3rd-party sellers and bundles, more so in this case because there are five options for the lens, so multiply the 3rd-party seller chaos by five. Plus the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon credit card…

Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f1.2 MF for $649 (Canon, Sony E), $699 (Nikon F), $749 (Pentax K), $849 (Sony A), $899 (Fuji GF)

Do you like fast primes, and manual focus? If so, there is a sale on the Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 manual focus lens as follows:

+ at B&H Photo the Canon EF and Sony E go for $650, the Nikon F for $700, the Sony A for $800, and the Fuji GF for $850

+ at the Sony E and Canon EF go for $649, while the Nikon F goes for $700
+ the Pentax K and Sony A are special orders and go for $750 and $800 respectively
+ the Fuji GF (not X) goes for $849

+ if you prefer to shop through Amazon (eg the 5% cashback rewards), the above price are available by various sellers (including Adorama) through

Pentax 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE HD DA for $177

No, this has not turned into a Pentax blog, it’s just that price-checking can sometimes work out like this. Another Pentax lens is on sale, the HD DA 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE is going for $177 with free shipping and handling by Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer) and also at B&H Photo

Used (heavily) Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 ED-AL SDM for $249 + S&H

The Pentax lens price-check is a gift that keeps on giving. This surfaced in the Adorama Used store, a well-used Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 ED-AL IF SDM is going for $249 plus shipping. Supplies are very limited, so if you don’t see anything at the aforelinked page, it means the used inventory sold out.

This is rated as condition “V” at Adorama, which, per their website:

Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA for $97

While price-checking the Pentax 35/2.4, another sub-$100 new condition Pentax prime surfaced, it is the 50mm f1.8 DA going for $97 as well by Amazon itself (up to three per customer) and also at B&H Photo and also at Adorama

Pentax 35mm f2.4 DA AL for $97 New OR $76 Used

Pentax prime time now! For $97, you can get the new condition Pentax 35mm f2.4 DA AL lens from Amazon itself with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, it looks like it may have been a price-match…

On the other hand, if you are fond of used lenses, you can get it for $76~ in “Used – Like New” condition in original packaging from Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Note that used supplies are limited, so it may have sold out by the time you read this. Always pay attention who the actual seller is on Amazon and at Amazon Warehouse Deals as many and more can offer products for sale over there…

PS: meanwhile in Europe, you can get this lens in “Used – Very Good” condition for 85~ euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Note that used inventory is limited, so it may be gone by the time you read this post…

Mon: Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG ART HSM for $749 (C/N/A/P and E)

If lenses are kings, it’s the Return of the King at the Monday B&H Photo daily deals with a lens leading the way. It is the new condition Shiguma 35mm f1.4 DG ART HSM lens going for $749 with free shipping in five different systems. Yes, there are at least four young mirrorless-generation of photographers: Canon, Nikon, Sony A, and Pentax K. The lens is also available for Sony E… I don’t know if it’s foreshadowing or a bad omen, but the lens has …404 customer reviews as of the time of rating 🙂

There’s two more items in the B&H daily deals, the MeFoto GlobeTrotter (not from Harlem through) Air Travel Tripod going for $50 in your choice from five trendy/trending color schemes of the pastel-inspired kind. There’s also a TP-Link smart-something thing…

Of potential interest to EU shoppers in the Monday Amazon Germany Gold Box, it’s the Huawei P20 going for 399 euro, the P Smart+ [mayhaps they didn’t think of the giggle-inducing name in casual-speak english] for 219 euro, and the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A (T585) tablet with LTE going for 190 euro…

Meanwhile at the Woot website there’s yet another MacBook sale, some HP Pavilion desktops, and an Android blast from the past with an unlocked Droid Turbo 2 smartphone…

Pentax K-1 II with 28-105/3.5-5.6 FA L and D-BG6 Battery Grip and Sling for $1897

The PM edition of our Black Friday continues with a Pentaxian full frame temptation. For a limited time, the Pentax K-1 II bundled with the 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED FA L lens sells for the same price as the body only, $1897 with free shipping at Adorama which includes the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip (nice!) and the Pentax DSLR sling bag and a padded strap too.

Pentax K-70 with 18-135 WR with freebies for $797

For a limited time, the Pentax K-70 with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR bundle is discounted to $797 with free shipping with a different set of freebies at B&H Photo (Pentax DSLR sling bag, camera strap, F/Stoppers class) and at Adorama (Corel software, slinger bag, 16GB Lexar, etc) and various at Amazon.

If you don’t need the “with 18-135 kit”, the body only goes for $595 with its own freebies of course.

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 SP AF XR Di LD for $399 [K/A]

It’s f2.8 PRO zoom but without breaking the bank! For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 SP AF XR Di LD (model A09) for $399 with free shipping in the Pentax K and the Sony Alpha DSLR systems. Finally a sale that focuses on the non-big-market-share mounts… The Pentax version earns 4% promotional rewards (around $16 to be used in future B&H purchases)… Offer ends 11/15/19 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out…

Pre-order new Pentax 50mm f1.4 SDM AW HD FA

50mm primes have a “special relation” with photography, and to celebrate this, Pentax has a brand new 50mm prime lens, it is the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens available for pre-ordering for $1200 at B&H Photo

FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with Pentax K-1 II purchase

An early AM update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for Pentax K-1 II hunters! B&H Photo is now offering a FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with the purchase of the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 or with the K1-II with 28-105mm for $2400…

FREE Overnight Shipping for Pentax K-1 II

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has more good news for Pentax K-1 II fans! Adorama is offering FREE Overnight Shipping at the same price of $2000 for both the K-1 II Body Only and also the K-1 II with 28-105 for $2400…

In-Stock Everywhere: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

Mission accomplished Pentax fans! An update of the Stock Status Tracker shows the brand new Pentax K-1 II body only is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and Amazon itself (along with 3rd-party sellers) and B&H Photo

If you are a fan of eBay shopping, a number of eBay sellers have it as well: Cameta (eBay) and Adorama (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

If you prefer the “take pictures with” kit that comes with the 28-105 lens, that too is in-stock for its starting price of $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

In-Stock Now: both Pentax K-1 II kits for $2000 & $2400

This update of the Stock Status Tracker has great news for fans of B&H Photo and the new Pentax K-1 II body only 35mm full frame DSLR! As of the time of writing, both kits are in-stock and shipping: the K-1 II body only goes for $2000 with free shipping while the K-1 II with 28-105 goes for $2400 with free shipping.

Bad news however for the a7 III with 28-70 FE, it is now out of stock, just like the body only…

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds more options for the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 as follows: Cameta (eBay) and Cameta II (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

Or you can wait until Wednesday when it should be in-stock at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000 [one unit]

Thanks to the miracles and wonders of eBay, there is one unit of the Pentax K-1 II body only in-stock and shipping by Kenmore Camera (eBay) for its starting price of $2000 with free shipping… The other retailers have an April 11 release estimate… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

Pentax K-1 Body with Battery Grip and Extra Battery and Corel software and 32GB Extreme and more for $1700

The Pentax K-1 II is coming out soon for $2000 with a free battery grip [see Stock Status Tracker]. If you can’t wait or if you prefer the first generation Pentax K-1, its price has now dropped to $1700 at Adorama with free Overnight shipping along with the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip and an extra D-LI90 battery.

If you don’t need Overnight shipping and you are fine with free expedited shipping, you can trade the free Overnight for a handful of free accessories at Adorama:

+ the aforementioned D-BG6 battery grip and extra D-LI09 battery
+ the new Corel software bundle (four photo-related titles)
+ 61-inch Takama 3-section tripod with 3-way head
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO C10 UHS-I U3 V30 SDHC card
+ Adorama slinger bag
+ card wallet and cleaning kit

The same price/bundle but not with free overnight shipping (you get expedited shipping instead) is available at B&H Photo.

On the same listings, you will also find the K1 with 28-105 for $2400 with free battery grip and extra battery but no free overnight shipping option and no additional free accessories.

PS: the first generation K-1 is eligible for an optional +$550 upgrade to the K-1 II internals later in 2018

Powerextra Charger and Two Replacement Batteries (for Pentax D-LI109) for $16

If you don’t want to chase them in lightning deals (assuming they ever get offered there), and if you are looking for a Pentax D-LI109 replacement batteries, PowerExtra is offering a single-slot charger with two replacement batteries, all together for $16 with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so free Prime shipping for members or with a $25+ order. They average 4 out of 5 based on 39 customer reviews.

Sigma 35mm f1.4 for $799, 85mm f1.4 for $999 [DG Art]

Over 100 Sigma lenses are participating among the latest B&H WPPI promotions, including a couple of f1.4 primes as follows:

+ Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG Art for $799 with $32 promotional rewards in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma DSLR systems

+ Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG Art for $999 in Canon, Nikon and Sigma DSLR systems

+ sale ends Wednesday 2/28/18 at 11:59pm ET

Pentax KP body with 50mm f1.8 DA lens and extras for $897

More Pentax action, we have a better deal on the Pentax KP since last week when we posted our APS-C DSLR price chart. Now the Pentax KP body only is getting the 50mm f1.8 DA Pentax lens for FREE while remaining at $897 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama (which includes a free camera bag, 16GB SD, Corel software, lens filter, etc) for the same price.

Pentax K-1 Getting $550 Optional Upgrade with K-1 II Internals

Putting to shame larger camera manufacturers, Pentax announced that existing Pentax K-1 photographers (this is a two year old camera, announced February 2016 [see New Cameras of 2016]) won’t be left behind! They are offering an optional $550 hardware upgrade to the K-1 that will give it the K-1 II internals. The service will be provided by the trusty Precision Camera of Austin::Texas between May 21 and September 30 in 2018. The service won’t be available before or after this date range. Details at the press release which describes the changes as follows (with more details as we get closer to upgrade time):

“The PENTAX K-1’s main circuit board will be replaced to add new functions featured in the new PENTAX K-1 MKII. Additionally the current SR logo on the PENTAX K-1 MKII will be replaced with the new PENTAX K-1 MKII logo.”

Speaking of the upcoming K-1 II, Amazon itself is now accepting pre-orders for $2000 but unlike Adorama and B&H Photo, Amazon does not currently include the Pentax D-BG6 for FREE with pre-orders. Eventually the Amazon AI Bots may wake up and add it but for now, it’s not included.

It will be interesting to see what this upgrade option will do to the used prices of the Pentax K-1, since the Upgrade optional increases the value potential of the camera. However, the four month upgrade window further complicates things since there is a cut-off point. The lowest used price as of the time of writing is $1600 in “Used – Condition 10” at B&H Photo and “Like New Minus” at KEH Camera. Amazon’s own Warehouse Deals (not 3rd-party sellers there) offers it for $1428 but no warranty (KEH offers 180 days, B&H 90 days). Warehouse Deals offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee only. Mayhaps some Options Trading technology may be needed to figure this one out 🙂

Pre-order new Pentax K1 II 35mm full frame DSLR for $2000 [with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip!!!]

If you wish of a 35mm full frame Pentax DSLR but don’t want to pay $2000, the chances of discounts in the next few weeks increased as Pentax has revealed their second generation K1 II! This means that eventually the first generation K1 will do the discounting song and dance.

The new K1 II flagship is available as body only for $2000 and with HD Pentax-D FA L 28-105mm F3.5/5.6 ED for $2400! Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ K1 II Body with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ K1 II with 28-105mm with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ UPDATE: now B&H too offers a free battery grip with pre-order

Finally after almost two months, the DSLRs have “scored a goal”, the K1 II is the first DSLR announced in 2018, and the first 35mm full frame camera of 2018.

Pentax K70 with 18-55 and Extras for $647

While the Pentax K70 body only remains at $600 [versus our November 2017 snapshot], the official K70 with 18-55 “take pictures with” has dropped $50, currently going for $647 with free shipping at Adorama (with free Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB SD, etc) and B&H Photo (no freebies).

Pentax K-3 II Body with Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for $829

The Pentax K3 II APS-C DSLR is still alive and kicking. It currently goes for $830 in new condition as the body only. For the same price, Adorama is offering it with a FREE Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip. The free battery grip is included by Adorama automatically while this promotion is running. You see it mentioned on the product page. With free expedited shipping.

If you have B&H gift cards or promotional rewards, they are close, they are offering the K3 II + Battery Grip combo for $836.50 with free expedited shipping.

Pentax KP with 50mm f1.8 DA for $947

Yesterday we completed the 35mm Full Frame Price Charts write-up. Now the process has began for the APS-C DSLRs version with the price-checking round!

The Pentax KP is down $100 since the November 2017 APS-C price charts and it is getting a handful of free accessories for its new $900 price at Adorama.

But if you don’t want/need the extra accessories or want a “take pictures with” kit, then $947 will get you the black Pentax KP with 50mm f1.8 DA with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The lens goes for $110+ on its own, so you are essentially getting it for half price.

The silver KP is not eligible for this promotion, but you can purchase it together with four different Pentax lenses for a combined purchase discount. You can see them all at the main Pentax KP listing at B&H Photo.

Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro non-APO for $129 [Sony A, Pentax K, Nikon]

The new condition Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro lens is on sale for $129 with free shipping at Adorama along with $5~ in promotional rewards in the Sony A system and Pentax K system and Nikon F system (DLM, AF-D). This is the non-APO version of the lens. The APO is not on sale and it is obviously more expensive.

It looks like the Sigma is not on sale, while the Canon is sold out…