Pentax K-3 Body and AF-200FG Flash and $28 Rewards for $695

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.

In-stock Nao: Pentax HD D FA* 70-200mm f2.8 ED DC AW for $1800

With the Pentax Full Frame Unicorn on the horizon, there are more reasons for K-photographers to get new full frame Pentax lenses. Which brings us to another in-stock alert, the Pentax HD D FA* 70-200mm f2.8 ED DC AW lens is currently in-stock and ready to ship to your K-mount for $1800 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary with $20 Rewards and Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens and the Sigma USB Dock for $499 (C/N/A/P/Si)

The name “Contemporary” sounds reasonable now in Sigma’s line-up since it was only recently launched, but twenty years from now, all these lenses will still be called “Contemporary” even though they won’t be so 🙂 Regardless…

… the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens is available bundled with the Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens and the Sigma USB Dock and $20 promotional rewards, all together for $499 with free shipping at Adorama in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax, and Sigma SLR mounts.

Alternately, you can opt for the bundles that include the Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens, but trade the Sigma USB Dock and 4% rewards for a bundle of lens accessories (72mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, lens pouch, tether, and cleaning kit).

Page down on the Adorama search results until you find the mount and combo of interest.

Pentax K-50 Body and AF-200FG Flash for $295

In a galaxy nearby, the white Pentax K-50 body only is bundled with the Pentax AF-200FG external flash and $12~ in promotional rewards, all together for $295 with free shipping at Adorama. Only this body-only color currently gets the free flash.

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro Contemporary with Various Extras for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

Zoom-zoom iLC-style! The Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is bundled with a handful of accessories (72mm Essentials Filter Kit, Slinger Lens Pouch, Lens Cap Tether, and Cleaning kit), along with the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens for Contemporary 18-300mm DC Macro HSM Lens, all together for $500 with free shipping at Adorama.

This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Pentax and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Pentax and Sony are not OS. You can switch between the different mount options at Adorama using the “More Buying Options” box below the green “Add to Cart” button. Annotated screenshot of that below:

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If of all the accessories you only need the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and you instead prefer promotional rewards to use on future purchases, you can get it for $500 with 4% promotional rewards (around $20) at B&H Photo.

Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings (23 options, starting at $104)

K-mount action now, with 23 Pentax lenses participating in a limited time sale at B&H Photo. Prices start at $104~ (35/2.4 DA L) and end at $1650, and include a mix of primes (two macros) and zooms. Some of them even have orange “mark downs”. One of the 23 is a Rokinon lens, the rest of them are Pentax-Pentax. This sale ends 3/15/16.

Pentax Lens Sale (33 options)

A total of 31 options of Pentax (D)SLR lenses along with one teleconverter and one Flash are part of a limited time Pentax (D)DSLR Lens Sale at B&H Photo. A variety of lenses participate, from tiny pancakes to back-breaking zooms. Three of them are macro lenses. Free shipping. No coupons needed. Offer ends 3/10/16 or earlier if sold out.

Pre-order new Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR for $1800 [updated with Battery Grip]

Many thought the day would never come, but it’s here! The Pentax K-1 35mm Full Frame DSLR is now a real product, with a 36mp non-AA CMOS sensor, sensor-shift stabilization, weather sealed, dual SD slots, and more. You can now pre-order it as a body only kit for $1800 at Adorama and B&H Photo (early April 2016 release estimate) and Amazon by Amazon itself (late April 2016 estimate).

Also new is the Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip available for pre-order for $230 plus shipping at B&H Photo. No release estimate yet. I haven’t found it at other retailers. It holds one D-LI90P Battery.

This has been added to the new New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Pre-order new Pentax FA 15-30mm f2.8 and 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 Lenses

It’s Pentax Full Frame time! Hide your wallets K-fans. Pentax has revealed two new 35mm full frame FA lenses that may have some K-fans singing FA FA FA FA FA 🙂 The two new FA lenses are available for pre-order as follows:

+ 15-30mm f2.8 ED SDM WR HD D FA for $1450 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR HD D FA for $500 at Adorama and B&H Photo

These have been added to the new New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Pentax 15mm f4 ED AL HD DA Limited for $400

Either color scheme of the Pentax 15mm f4 ED AL HD DA Limited lens is currently on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a small and perhaps adorable in a lens-y kind of way lens, but it is not a proper pancake. So hold the organic maple syrup 😉

Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA for $90 to $91

The Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA lens is currently going for $90 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself but it is in “temporarily out of stock” state, so the shipping date is uncertain… If you prefer something more deterministic, it goes for $91 with free S&H and it is in-stock as of the time of writing at B&H Photo and Adorama

… Speaking of Adorama, they have nearly 50 Pentax Lenses on sale…

Pentax 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 DC WR for $447

Pentax time now, with the Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens currently on sale for $447 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 1/27/16 at 11:59pm ET.

Pentax 50mm f2.8 P-D FA Macro for $263

To paraphrase “Ghost Hunters”, it’s not your normal paranormal/macro. But unlike the former, many things happen when you take the lens out and take pictures 😉 Okay, let me start making sense. The Pentax P-D FA 50mm f2.8 Macro is currently on sale for $263 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Not just a normal lens that works with film and digital but a macro too (up to 1:1).

Sigma EF-610 DG and 2% rewards for $225 (C/N/A/P/Si)

The Sigma EF-610 DG Super Flash is on sale for $225 with free shipping along with 2% promotional rewards (about $4.50~) in the Canon, Nikon, Sony-Alpha-Maxxum, Pentax K, and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo.

Pentax 35mm f2.4 with 3yr New Leaf for $110

The Pentax 35mm f2.4 lens is bundled with a 3-Year New Leaf Plus warranty for $110 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings (11 options)

B&H Photo has a new Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings promotion featuring 11 lenses, a mix of primes and zooms with one being a converter. All but one (50-135/2.8 for $730 + S&H) get free expedited shipping. Promotion ends 12/24/15.

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $400 (C/N/A/P/S)

The Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is currently on sale for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha Minolta, Pentax K, and Sigma DSLR mounts. Some of the options also earn 4% promotional rewards… Four of the five also go for $400 at Amazon (no rewards, the Sigma mount is not on sale)…

Rokinon 14/2.8 (EF) for $240 [E- for $250; rest for $280]

The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 EF ED UMC lens is currently on sale for $240 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The E-mount goes for $250, and the rest (Alpha-Minolta, Pentax K, Nikon chipped) for $280. The sale ends 12/19/15 at 11:59pm ET.

Pentax DA* 50-135mm f2.8 ED (IF) SDM for $750 [and two more]

For a limited time (good until 12/12/15 at 11:59pm ET) B&H Photo has a sale on the following three Pentax lenses:

+ Pentax DA* 50-135mm f2.8 ED (IF) SDM for $750
+ DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR for $450
+ Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW for K-Mount Lenses for $450

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 for $450 (C/N/A/P/E/X/m43/NX)

Babies eventually grow up. Even lens babies 😉 The Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 lens is currently on sale for $450 with $18 promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Pentax SLR mounts, and the E/NEX, M43rds, Fuji X and Galaxy (ha!) NX mounts. That’s the “(C/N/A/P/E/X/m43/NX)” in the post title 🙂

Speaking of Lensbabies, the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic is on sale for $200 with $8 promotional rewards and free shipping at B&H in the above eight mounts, plus Four Thirds.

Pentax-D FA 100mm f2.8 WR for $380 [also 16-85 for $500]

The Pentax-D FA 100mm f2.8 WR lens is currently on sale for $380 with free shipping at B&H Photo as one of their many 13 Days of Deals… There as well, the Pentax DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 is on sale for $500 with free shipping…

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS for $400 (C/N; K-OS)

It’s Shiguma time! The Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS is on sale for $400 with $12 promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Nikon mount and Canon mount. It also goes for $400 but without OS (optical stabilization) in the Pentax K-mount… The Canon and Pentax versions also go for $400 at Amazon

20% off Pentax Lenses (Cyber Monday sale)

Pentax is celebrating Cyber Monday with a 20% off sale on many of their SLR lenses. You can locate the participating lenses at B&H Photo. The ones participating have a sale price with a 12/1/15 11:59pm ET expiration date. Here’s a screenshot crop example of the 100mm f2.8 WR for $397~:

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Internets Price-Match Black Friday Ads: Pentax K-50 2-Lens Kit for $460

One more internet price-match of the Black Friday Ads, the Pentax K-50 2-Lens Kit (18-55, 50-200, both Wide Receivers) for $460 is also available at online retailers such as Amazon itself (semi-free Shutterfly offer) and B&H Photo (4% rewards, free 16GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SD card).

Pentax Lenses Instant Savings (38 options)

Around round of Pentax Lens Instant savings promotions is under way. As of the time of writing, 38 items (mostly lenses, along with some flashes and a 1.4x converter) are on sale. You can find them all at B&H Photo. You can sort them “A to Z” if you want the “HD” lenses to show up before the non-HD lenses… Speaking of Pentax, the K-3 body only bundle with the 50/1.8 lens and AF-200FG flash continues for $650 at Adorama

Pentax K-3 with 50mm f1.8 and AF-200FG for $650

Pentax time! The K-3 body only is bundled with the 50mm f1.8 lens and the AF-200FG flash and $26~ in promotional rewards at Adorama for $650 with free expedited shipping. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed. The free items are mentioned below the camera’s name while this promotion is running.

Pentax K-3 II body only for $780

While doing price-checking for the Price Charts, the Pentax K-3 II body only stood out as one of the few cameras having noticeably different prices among reputable dealers, it is currently going for $780 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards and 32GB SD card at Buydig.com… Next up, it is $801 by Overstock’s eBay Store… It goes for $900 at B&H and Adorama (with many extras).

PS: the price-checking portion of the APS-C dSLRs Price Charts episode is now complete! The charting and posting is next. It should be published before midnight tonight (other things equal).

Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine for $250 (C/N/A/P/X/EF-M)

The Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens is on sale for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the four major SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) along with Fuji X and Canon EF-M (mirrorless).

Pentax 50mm f1.8 for $95 [or $100 w/3yr S&P warranty]

The Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA lens is currently on sale for $95 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

On the other hand, if you are fond of Spills and Drops warranties, you can get it for $100 at Adorama with a 3-year NewLeaf Spills and Drops warranty included automatically.

PS: as far as I can tell, none of the sellers offering it for $95 thru Amazon are authorized Pentax dealers.

Pentax DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 ED WR for $163

The Pentax DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 ED WR lens is currently on sale for $163 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Bower 35mm f1.4 SLR Lens for $300 (A/P)

The Bower 35mm f1.4 SLR lens is on sale for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo is the Sony-Minolta Alpha and Pentax K.

Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 OS Macro for $240 (C/N/A/P)

It’s Shiguma time once again at the featured eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the new condition Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 OS DC HSM Macro lens for $240 with free shipping, in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts. Limit five per customer. The Canon and Nikon versions are OS (optical image stabilization), while the Sony and Pentax are not (presumably [I can’t really speak on behalf of Shiguma, so I can only presume/assume]) because of the sensor-shift image stabilization in those cameras.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $280 [C/S/E/P/m43]

Rokinon needs a theme song to help them stand out in the crowded world of lenses. May I suggest licensing the Scorpions, “Here I am, Rockinon You…”.

With that totally unnecessary bad pun out of the way, we have a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens. You can get it for $280 with free shipping in the Canon EF, Sony SLR A-mount and MirrorNyet E-mount, Pentax K-mount, and Micro Four Thirds, or $290 with free shipping in the Fuji X mount. Check the various “mount tabs” at B&H Photo (SLR lenses) and B&H Photo (mirrorless lenses) and Amazon by Amazon itself to find the ones of interest.

Next up in the price ladder, at $300 you can get either the Samsung NX or the Nikon with AE chip.

NOTE: at Amazon, the Sony E-mount is currently restricted to Prime members only.

Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings (38 options)

A new round of Pentax SLR lens instant savings promotions are under way (along with converters and flashes), at B&H Photo with 38 options available.

While there, if you are comfortable with used lenses, look for the “Buy Used from” blue links below the “Add to Cart” (it is only available on some of the lenses). For example, the 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 ED SDM goes for $440 in new condition versus $330 in Used Condition.

Pentax SMCP-DA 17-70mm f4 AL (IF) SDM for $350

The Pentax SMCP-DA 17-70mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM is currently on sale for $350 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Pentax K-3 body only + 50mm f1.8 + AF-200FG Flash + 4% rewards for $650

With Pentax, the release of a new flagship camera (at the moment the K-3 II for $900), often means bang for the buck deals can be found with the previous model. And it certainly looks so at the moment, you can get a nice “take pictures with” kit for $650 at Adorama that includes the K-3 body only (first generation), the 50mm f1.8 DA prime lens, and AF-200FG flash and 4% promotional rewards (= $26~). No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout.

Pentax K-3 II body only for $900

The Pentax K-3 II body only is now going for $900 at B&H Photo and at Overstock.com (all apologies if the mere mention of that name start auto-playing the Overstock jingle in your head – after all, it’s just two months to Christmas 2015).

NOTE: when price-checking on eBay and Amazon, keep in mind, that most of the places offering it for lower prices are not authorized dealers.

(ENDED) Pentax D-FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro + 3yr NewLeaf for $388

This limited time offer expired…

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Pentax K-50 with 18-50 and 50-200 WR for $440

The BuyDig eBay Store is a gift that keeps on giving today. They are offering the new condition black Pentax K-50 with 18-50 and 50-200 WR lenses for $440 with free shipping. These are new condition with USA warranty. As of the time of writing, there are eight left.

Costco Members Only: Pentax K-S2 w/18-50 & 50-200 for $450

Costco’s camera & photo offers, just like many other products they carry, vary depending on whether they can get good volume discounts. One such good volume discount they have now, restricted to Costco members only, is this Pentax K-S2 two lens kit (18-50, 50-200, case, 32GB SD) for $450, with a limit of three bundles per customer.

With memberships going for $55, depending on whether you need this particular kit right now or not, it may be worth to sign up for a 1-year membership just for the discount of this particular offer.

Some offers can be purchased by non-members with a 5% surcharge. However, other offers are marked as Members Only and can only purchased by actual members. This is a members-only offer.

The price of this kit at online authorized dealers is $650+, such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon.

For general Costco action, there’s the Costco Insider website.