The Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 DA HD ED WR lens is currently on sale for $320 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
More superzoom action at the eBay Deals, this time of the SLR kind. The Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM macro lens is currently offered for $230 with free shipping and a four year warranty (1+3) by Adorama’s eBay store in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.
PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, this had been offered a few weeks ago for $250 by Buydig thru the eBay deals.
To the eBay Deals we check-upon where we find Adorama’s official eBay store offering the manufacturer refurbished Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art lens in the four major SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) for $680 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Warranty is a total of four years from the date of purchase (1+3).
More B&H action, this is a round-up of the current Lens Instant Savings promotions running:
+ Canon SLR Lenses and flashes (21 lenses, 2 flashes)
+ Nikon SLR Lenses (8 lenses)
+ Sony SLR and Mirrorless Lenses (many options)
+ Pentax SLR Lenses (36 options)
+ Sigma SLR Lenses (186 options) – use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout for more discounting for the Sigmas
B&H Photo currently has a sale on 36 DSLR Lenses. This is a straight up sale, no mail-in rebates. Free expedited shipping.
PS: B&H just launched a barrage of Photoshop World specials. I will start “digesting” them after lunch and post various individual posts throughout the day. If you can’t wait, some of them have been added to their Featured Deals page…
Pentax makes a rare appearance in the featured eBay Deals. The seller is BuyDig (of House Beach Camera) offering in new condition, in either the olive or blue color schemes a Pentax K-50 bundle that consists of the K50, 18-55 WR and 50-200 WR lenses, an external Pentax flash and a 4GB Eyefi SD card. Limit five per buyer.
The eBay Bucks offer ended:
TIP: if you are a member of eBay Bucks and you received the 4X Extra Bucks offer and you manually OPTED IN to the offer, and you buy this before 3am ET on Thursday 8/6/15, you can earn $32 in eBay Bucks rewards on this purchase (8% of $400).
An old school SLR photography bundle with a camera, a 50mm prime and a flash! Adorama is offering this Pentax K-3 bundle that consists of the K-3 body only kit, the 50mm f1.8 DA lens, and the AF-200FG flash for $750 with free shipping. Add bundle to cart. No rebates/coupons. Offer ends by 8/15/15 or earlier if sold out. Annotated screenshot below:
This offer expired…
eBay Deals have something for you too. Buydig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens for $250 with free shipping AND a four year Sigma USA warranty. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer. This is Sigma model SG18250SEOS2.
If you are comfortable with imported cameras without Pentax USA warranty, there’s rare Pentax DSLR action at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “Photo4Less” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Pentax K-3 II body only for $900 with free shipping and a limit of five per buyer. The price at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo is $1000.
The Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is offered for $350 with free shipping at B&H Photo with coupon code BHOPTIC15 entered over there (limited time coupon). They also come with 4% promotional rewards. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Alpha, Pentax and Sigma SLR mounts.
The black Pentax K-50 body only with a bonus Pentax AF-200FG flash and some more extras is going for $350 with free shipping. At B&H Photo you also get a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, while at Adorama you get a 32GB Monster SDHC card but also 4% promotional rewards (= $7). Both places automatically include the AF-200FG flash.
If you also need lenses, there are many other options as well. You may need a spreadsheet or a dry-erase board to sort out all the different options!
PS: we are keeping track of the interesting/unusual new cameras and lenses of 2015 in this spartan tracking post at the main blog.
This limited time offer expired (the price went up to $400)…
It’s Rokinon time at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “BestPriceOptics” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Rokinon 16mm f2 lens for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is available in the Canon, Sony and Pentax dSLR mounts and the Sony, Fuji, Samsung NX, and M43rds mirrornyet mounts. The Nikon dSLR version is sold out.
K-temptations at B&H Photo, where this Pentax K-3 bundle is offered for $950 with free shipping as part of their WPPI specials. It includes the K-3 body only kit, the 50mm f1.8 prime lens, and the BG-5 battery grip.
There are many Pentax K-50 colors and kits around. At the lowest point, $367 gets you the red K-50 body only with bonus AF-200FG flash and 32SD and 4% promotional rewards (= $14.xx~).
However, if you don’t want/need the flash, Adorama has another bundle that substitutes the flash with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for the same $527 total price.
If you prefer other body colors or kit combinations, Adorama has a total of 18 different kits to ponder over. You can try sorting by price (low/high or high/low) or other factors to get a better handle of the many and more options.
As of a 3/1/15 recheck, the price jumped to $350…
This Pentax K-3 bundle (K3 body only, 50mm f1.8 prime, D-BG5 battery grip) and 4% promotional rewards are offered all together in one add-to-cart bundle for $1134 at Adorama. They also have various other K-3 bundles with variations on a theme.
UPDATE: speaking of Pentax, a number of Pentax binoculars are on sale at Woot Plus (expires by 2/23/15 at 12am Central).
Pentax launched a second wave of DSLR gear in 2015 [see Interesting Cameras & Lenses of 2015 reference page (no swimsuit edition I’m afraid), headlined by the new K-S2 dSLR, with a 20mp APS-C sensor shying away from the anti-aliasing status quo. The camera starts at $700 body only, goes $800 with the new 18-50mm f4-5.6 WR DC DA RE AX GI ZO ER kit lens, and $900 with the 18-50 and 55-200 lenses. Also coming along is a new weather-friendly AF-201G flash ($150), and a new WG-5 elementproof P&S camera under the Ricoh brand ($380).
Pentax wants to empty your K-wallet with just two lenses. Announced this week are two high-end lenses. First up, it is the 70-200mm f2.8 HD D FA* ED DC AW with a pre-order price of $2300 at Adorama and B&H Photo. Next up, it is the 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D FA DC AW with a pre-order price of $2500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Note: the “DC” in the model names is for the Direct Current (DC) autofocus motor, not to be confused with the Sigma-speak “DC” for APS-C lenses.
The Samyang 24mm f1.4 manual focus lens for the Pentax K-mount is currently going for $370 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It also goes for $395 for Samsung NX, $407 for “Olympus” (does not specify 43 or M43), and $500+ in Canon/Nikon. When price checking all the different mounts, be sure to pay attention to who the actual seller is. For some of them (eg Sony Alpha) the featured seller is not Amazon itself.
If of all the K-mount DSLR it is the Pentax K-5 body only the one that you want, it is going for $479 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself. This is the K-5 first generation, not the K-5 II/IIs. This is part of their Camera and Photo Outlet clearance/sale.
If you like Varys, you may also like Low Pass Filter Eunuch cameras 😉 The Pentax K-5 IIs (no low-pass filter) is currently offered for $500 with a free Pentax AF-200FG flash automatically included during this promotion at B&H Photo (the free items are mentioned right below the camera’s name on the individual product pages – if you don’t see them mentioned there, it means the promotion expired)… Optionally you can add the Corel AfterShot Pro 2 (digital download code) to this offer for +$30.