The used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II LD SP AF mentioned yesterday is long gone, but the new condition is available for a reasonable price for an f2.8 APS-C zoom lens, $300 gets you this lens in the four SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Kraxum). At Adorama you have a choice of 4% promotional rewards or free lens-y accessories, while at B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards. These are new condition with a 6-year Tamron USA warranty.
NOTE: this is the older non-VC (non-stabilized) version.
PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂
Pentax is back with a new DSLR, making it the second new DSLR of 2017, it is the new 24mp APS-C Pentax KP, available in silver or black color schemes, with a pre-order price of $1100. Also coming along is a $230 battery grip. Pre-orders are accepted as follows:
+ silver KP at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
+ black KP at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
+ KP release estimate is late February 2017
+ battery grip D-BG7 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ additional accessories including grip kit and camera straps coming soon (not available for pre-order yet)
While the Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8ED SDM WR Lens for $1032 lightning deal oscilates between 100% Claimed and not, this K-mount bundle is available on a conventional basis, Adorama has a Pentax K-3 II Body Only Bundle with the D-BG5 Battery Grip and the AF-200FG shoe-mount flash, all together for $899 with free expedited shipping.
This lightning deal expired but it was a step in the right direction, finally a pro-caliber lens appearing!…
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The Pentax K-1 was a long-time coming type of a unicorn-camera, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that even with its release, it defied conventions. Its price went up +$150 after its initial release at $1800, but it’s starting to come down again, you can get it for $1847 with free shipping and a handful of free accessories (Corel Software Bundle, 32GB card, tripod, case, card wallet, cleaning kit) at Adorama.
The Pentax K-3 II body only goes for $850 on its own at the moment at authorized dealers, but if you want a power-user bundle, you can get the official Pentax D-BG5 battery grip and the Pentax AF-200FG flash for an extra $50. So $899 gets you all three of these at Adorama… This is part of a new 48 hour sale…
Prime time for Pentax fans. The new condition 50mm f1.8 DA lens is on sale for $99 with free shipping ta Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you want (technically the limit is 30, but I doubt any non-reseller would need more than 30).
$300 is all it takes for an APS-C f2.8 zoom lens these days. The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD is currently on sale for $299 with free shipping at Adorama in the Sony Alpha Mount (Tiffen filter, Corel software, etc) or the Pentax K-mount with $12 promotional rewards but no other extras. This is not a stabilized model, which partially explains the price difference between it and the “VC” (stabilized; Vibration Correction) model.
Cette daily deal du jour est expireaux…
While putzing around the internets I landed in the Amazon France Gold Box where one of their current deals of the day is the Pentax K-3 with 35mm f2.4 offered for 669 Euro. Offer ends by 6pm Eastern on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out). Prices include TVA (I’m assuming that’s VAT).
Open up your K-Wallet, it’s a Pentax Lens Sale at Adorama, featuring a total of 25 lenses, with prices ranging from $340 to $1150. This includes two f2.8 zooms, the 15-30mm for $1250, and the 24-70mm for $1150. Nine of the 25 lenses are Limited. Nine of them are Zooms. Three of them are Macros. Sale continues until the end of the year (2016) or earlier if sold out. It’s a K-Lens Party 🙂
This is a combo in-stock and pre-order alert for the Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo going for $949 with free shipping. It is now in-stock and ready to ship for the Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K DSLR systems. And it is available for pre-order for Canon EF and Sony E-mount. This is a (35mm) full frame manual focus lens.
The $1800 launch price is not coming back any time soon for the Pentax K-1, but you can get effectively close with this Adorama K-1 bundle for $1950 with free shipping. For this, you get the Pentax K-1 body only kit, a $100 Adorama gift certificate, a 32GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card, the Corel software bundle (AfterShot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc), the Lowepro Format 160 camera bag, an Adorama slinger bag, tears of a unicorn, a 66-inch Takama tripod, and a cleaning kit.
Optionally, when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can get combined purchase discounts when you purchase this with select Pentax DSLRs lenses, or you can add the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip for +$117, or add Elements 15 for +$39.
For more offers, check the latest Adorama Specials.
Triple figures tilt-shift lens action now, at B&H Photo, you can get the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 along with 2% promotional rewards (around $14 to be used in future B&H purchases) in the Nikon and Pentax SLR systems and the Sony E mount.
PS: the letters at the end of blog-post titles are abbreviations for the various mounts, N = Nikon; K = Pentax K, E = Sony E, C = Canon, A = Sony Alpha A, NX = Samsung NX, Si = Sigma stubborn SLR mount, M43 (self explanatory), FT = Four Thirds, etc.
More Shiguma time at B&H Photo, the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is on sale for $349 with free shipping along with 4% promotional rewards (around $14~ to be used in future purchases) in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems… The other two options (Sigma, Sony A) are not on sale, they go for $399…
As of late 12/1/16 recheck, this promotion is over…
UPDATE: this offer continues until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET… Pentax is getting some Cyber Monday action! A total of 29 Pentax lenses are on sale at B&H Photo. Some of them also earn promotional rewards. It features a mix of zooms and primes (including pancakes and maple syrup) and Limiteds, and one f2.8 PRO zoom, the 50-135mm for $850…
For more action, check the latest B&H Cyber Monday specials…
Pentax action now, their DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens is on sale for a limited time (until Sunday night aka 11/28/16 at 11:59pm ET) for $500 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check their Featured Cyber specials…
Shiguma time once again, the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM is on sale for $369 with free expedited shipping, along with 4% promotional rewards ($15~ to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma SLR mounts… (The Sigma SA does not get 4% promotional rewards however)… This is among their latest featured sales… Also in-progress is a new round of the previously mentioned Sigma Lens Instant Savings…
PS: “Shiguma” is the computer-translated name for Sigma when using computer-translation websites.
The Pentax K-1 came out at $1800 but it climbed to $1950 [see 35mm full frame price charts]. However, Adorama is sweetening the price increase a bit by including a $100 Adorama gift certificate with purchase at $1950… Meanwhile on the Ricoh front, the Ricoh Theta S 360 gets a $50 Adorama gift certificate going for its default price of $350 (along with $14~ promotional rewards and free overnight shipping).
As of a 11/20/16 AM re-check, this eBay listing ended…
While surfing around the eBay Deals, this surfaced, in USED good condition, you can get the Pentax 50mm f2 SMC A K-Mount lens for $15 with free shipping, sold by Roberts Camera (99.5%, Indianapolis)… You can also try to officially negotiate a lower price using eBay’s “Best Offer” feature.
As of 11/20/16 recheck, this is back to “temporarily out of stock” (TOOS) but you can order it if you want to lock up the $80 price with free shipping, “it” being the new condition Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA lens at Amazon by Amazon itself for $80. That’s a pretty good price for a digital-era normal prime lens.
The B&H sale ended but hope is not lost, the sale “moved” to Amazon by Amazon itself offering it for $80 with free shipping. It is “temporarily out of stock” but you can lock up the price by buying it. Limit up to 30 per customer, so if you are planning to give Pentax DSLR kits as Holiday gifts, stock up 🙂
This sale ended:
Prime time for the K-mount, the Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA lens is on sale for $77 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo… This WAS among their latest Featured Sales…
I have exceeded my lifetime quota on the “fish have eyes” joke when talking about fisheye lenses, so you won’t hear it again (unless I forget) 🙂 Which brings us to the Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens on sale for $180 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon, Canon, Pentax SLR mounts and the Sony E-mount. All but the Nikon version get 2% promotional rewards ($3.60~ to be used in future purchases). Offer ends on 11/17/16 at 11:59pm ET.
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 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 used option sold out as of 10:35pm ET… The new condition remains in-stock ~ check the Stock Status Tracker for the new condition options…
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Good news for people who like in-stock news! We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and as of the time of writing, the Nikon D500 body only is back in-stock for $2000 at Amazon by Amazon itself.
Meanwhile the Pentax K-1 body only for $1800 is out of stock now at B&H, but fear not, it is in-stock at Adorama and Focus Camera and Focus Camera via Amazon. Amazon’s own estimate is June 25.
As of a 6/15/16 at 5:39pm ET recheck, this sold out… For future updates check the Stock Status Tracker…
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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…
The acronyms are almost as many as Daenerys’s titles, it’s a brand new lens, the Pentax 55-300mm f4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE HD DA and it is available for pre-order for $400 at Adorama (free shipping) and B&H Photo (plus shipping)… 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.