Can lenses have babies? I’ll leave that question to the optics experts. In the meantime, the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 lens is going for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code PPEBH16 over there… It is available for both DSLRs (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) and Mirrorless (Fuji, M43, Sony E, Samsung NX) systems… This is part of their Photo Plus specials… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…
The Fotodiox Pentax K Macro Extension Tube Kit is currently going for $13, sold by Fotodiox, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping. Check details and reviews if you are not familiar with it.
If you are pondering the upcoming Pentax 100mm f2.8 Macro lightning deal (starting at 5pm ET), there’s also an alternative that is on sale for a limited time, the Rokinon 100mm f2.8 Macro Lens goes for $369 in the Pentax K-mount and $435 in the Sony A-mount at B&H Photo. They also earn 2% rewards. The Canon and Nikon versions are not on sale. Keep in mind the Rokinon is a manual focus lens.
This 6-hour lightning deal expired…
This limited time offer expired…
The Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens is on sale until 11:59pm ET tonight (8/31/16) for $369 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts.
You can see the K-Light! All it takes is $70 with free shipping and B&H Photo will send you the Pentax AF200FG Flash. This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown.
Both the black and silver color schemes of the Pentax K-70 Body Only DSLR kit are now in-stock and ready to ship to your K-hands for $647 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
It’s K-time at B&H Photo, a total of 25 Pentax Lenses and Flashes are participating in a Limited Time Sale. Lenses include primes and zooms, such as the 70-200 f2.8 ED DC AW D FA* for $1700. Seven of the lenses are “Limited Edition”. Two flashes and a converter are also participating, along with pancake, macros, zooms, and more. Prices range from $110 (50/1.8 DA) to $2000 (150-450 f4.5-5.6 DC AW D FA LALALALALA).
Also participating is the f2.8 zoom trio, in addition to the aforementioned 70-200, they have the 16-50mm f2.8 for $830 and the 50-135 f2.8 for $860. Find them all at the Limited Time Sale.
This is a limited time sale, but I do know the expiration date.
While checking for more Amazon Warehouse Deals specials, we found one that is not eligible for the coupon, but it is open to everyone to buy, you don’t have to be a Prime member, it is the Pentax K-5 body only available in “E-” condition by Adorama through Warehouse Deals for $290 with free shipping. It comes with a 180-day Adorama warranty. This ships from Adorama, it is not Prime eligible. “E-” in this case is not what it means for students, it is “E” for Excellent condition 🙂
F2.8 zooms have a special place in photography, which is why there are APS-C versions as well. Which brings us to the Sigma 17mm-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM, on sale for $399 with free shipping and $12~ promotional rewards at Adorama in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, and Sigma SA SLR mounts. The Sony and Pentax are not OS. This is part of the Adorama 4th of July specials.
Good until 11:59pm eastern tonight (Thursday 6/30/16) the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM APS-C lens in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax K-, and Sigma SLR mounts is on sale for $420 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
NOTE :the Sony and Pentax are not OS. All except for the Sigma mount get 4% promotional rewards as well. The Sigma mount is a special order, the rest are in-stock.
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for people who like good in-stock news. The Pentax K-1 body only is now in-stock in full force, three different retailers have it ready to ship at its starting price of $1800: Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.
Good news for Nikon D500 Body Only hunters, it is in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.
Rokinon time again, their 8mm f3.5 Fisheye SLR lens goes for $190 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Canon mount, and $200 with 2% in the Sony and Pentax SLR mounts. The chipped Nikon version goes for $240 without 2% promotional rewards. All these at B&H Photo.
The Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash is currently on sale as a limited time offer for $419 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Note that their website won’t be accepting online orders between Friday 8:15pm ET and Monday 9:45pm ET, so plan accordingly [corrected dates/times!]
Weight lifter’s lens action now, the Pentax HD D FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 DC AW is a limited time offer for $2205 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
It’s a new DSLR! Pentax has officially revealed their new K-70 DSLR, available in black or silver color schemes, as either a K70 body only kit for $650 or as a K70 with 18-135mm for $900. Pre-orders are available at Adorama and B&H Photo. Amidst a sea of DSLRs, one distinguishing feature is a selectable Anti-Aliasing filter, along with the usual weather-resistant features, sensor-shift image stabilization and such. Interestingly there is no “with 18-55” kit… This has been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2016 page…
Maybe Samsung could have stayed with the K-mount instead of going off on a TouchWiz adventure, but that’s another story for another navel-gazing time. Which brings us to the K-mount, where the Pentax K-3 body only is bundled with the Pentax BG-5 Battery Grip and the Pentax AF200FG Flash, all together for $749 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
If you have absolutely no interest in battery grips, you can get the K-3 body only with the Flash and $30 promotional rewards for $739 at Adorama.
The Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM SLR lens is currently on sale for $820 with free shipping at B&H Photo after you enter promo code BHOPTIC16 over there. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony-Minolta-Alpha, Pentax and Sigma SLR mounts. Offer ends by 6/8/16.
K-Macro action now, B&H Photo is offering the Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro Lens for $380 with free expedited shipping until 6/10/16.
Just updated the Stock Status Tracking page. If you are looking for the Canon 1D X Mark II body only CFAST KIT (with CFAST card and card reader), it is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $6000 at Amazon by Amazon itself… On the Pentax K-1 front, one 3rd-party seller is offering it with a limited available premium, for $2000 instead of $1800, Portable Guy on Amazon…
If you like red DSLR colors and want to a “getting started with” K-mount DSLR kit, B&H Photo is offering the Pentax K-50 Two Lens Kit (18-55 and 50-200) and the AF-200FG Flash and 4% promotional rewards for $470 with free shipping in the Red color scheme. The white color scheme goes for $500 and still gets the free flash and 4% rewards, while the black color scheme goes for $500 and gets the flash but no 4% promotional rewards.
K-zoom-zoom now, the Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR is on sale for $326~ with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 5/31/16 or earlier if there is a breakthrough in Pentax proselytization.
Prime time for Pentax fans continues at B&H Photo, this time they have the Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f1.8 Limited lens on sale for $735 with free expedited shipping. The offer is good until 5/31/16 or earlier if sold out.
With the Pentax K-1 becoming a reality, there are more temptations among K-shooters to add more lenses or upgrade existing ones, which brings us to the Pentax FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D DC AW on sale for a limited time only for $2389 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
This K-party is over. As of 5/16/16 recheck the price skyrocketed to $489…
Not to be confused with groups that want to tax pens, PenTax has a number of DSLRs floating in the market right now, which means more discounts as the times goes by.
And if you happen to like red in your DSLRs, bubbling around in the eBay Trending 100 is the new condition Pentax K-30 with 18-55 DA AL is on sale for $329 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer by the BuyDig eBay store (authorized dealers). It is only available in red.
The Pentax K-50 is starting to make its farewell tour. Already most of the kits are gone from Adorama, but if you don’t need the 18-55 kit lens and you can use the AF-200FG flash, Adorama is offering the white Pentax K-50 body only along with the Pentax AF-200FG flash and $12~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) for $295 with free expedited shipping.
On the other hand if you need a starting kit and love red DSLR colors, the two lens kit with the 18-55 and 50-200 lenses and 4% promotional rewards and a free 16GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card is going for $470 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Speaking of Pentax, their K-1 35mm full frame DSLR Unicorn is getting close to general release. If you are interested you can check the recently returned Stock Status Tracker or the In-Stock Alert posts here.
We have a limited time sale on the Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro lens, going for $400 [was $370] with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The offer ends on 5/31/16
5/10/16 at 11:59pm ET!
Microcenter resisted the temptation during the previous bubble years to expand exponentially and it looks like that decision proved wise, as other bigger chain stores collapsed, while Microcenter is alive and kicking, kicking for your shopping love 😉
Which brings us to their latest promotion there, the Pentax K50 DSLR. The K50 with 18-55mm in the black color scheme is on sale for $250 plus $5 flat shipping… They also have a K50 two-lens kit (18-55, 55-200) along with the AF-200FG kit for $360 but this one is only available in-store. Store availability varies by store, so that’s a big YMMV…
TIP: their website defaults you to a local store. If you are interested in the K50 w/18-55 kit, change your store to the “Micro Center Web Store” at the top of the page. Annotated screenshot crop below:
Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro Contemporary w/$20 Rewards and Free Close-Up Lens and USB Dock for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)
It will be very awkward in the future to have to call a 20 year old lens a “Contemporary” lens. Perhaps Sigma marketing did not zoom far enough in the future when naming these 😉
Improv aside (please only throw organic and biodynamic tomatoes at me), the Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary lens goes for $500 at B&H Photo and it comes with 4% promotional rewards (around $20), along with a free Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and a free Sigma USB Dock including automatically by B&H while this promotion is running (it shows the free items on the individual product pages). Offer ends 5/8/16.
This is available in a stabilized version for the Canon and Nikon and Shiguma SLR mounts, and non-stabilized for the Sony A and Pentax K SLR mounts.
PS: the (C/N/A/P/Si) or similar patterns you see in the post titles are (shockingly perhaps) not the cat typing or me trying to make an obscurely obscure joke. They are abbreviations for the various camera mounts:
+ C = Canon
+ N = Nikon
+ A = Sony Alpha A-mount fka Minolta fka Dyxum fka Maxxum
+ P = Pentax K-mount
+ Si = Sigma SA SLR mount
+ E = Sony E-mount
+ m43 = Micro Four Thirds
+ X = Fuji X mount
+ M = Leica M
+ PL = PL mount
+ CX = Nikon CX 1-System 1-Mistake
+ Q = Pentax Q ~ Star Trek’s Q made them do it
+ 645 = 645
The last of the three in-stock alerts from B&H Photo is for the world of K-full-frame, the new Pentax HD FA 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR is now in-stock for its starting price of $500 at B&H Photo.
PS: it is Spring Arrival season, so I suspect there will be many and more in-stock alerts in May of this year. It is May, which means already 1/3rd of 2016 is OVER! Time flies!
Sometimes the initials of camera mounts make up a real word. A cape. You can wear a cape and be a prime superhero with the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC on sale for $280 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo with coupon code MOMDAY16 in the Canon EF, Sony Alpha SLR A-mount, Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount. These are manual focus lenses.
Pentax time! The K-3 body only is bundled with Pentax AF-200FG flash and $28~ in promotional rewards, all together for $695 with free shipping at Adorama.