Rokinon Sale: 16mm f2 for $319, 10mm f2.8 for $349, 24m f3.5 Tilt Shift for $679 [various mount options]

More B&H action, this time it is a Rokinon Lens Instant savings sale featuring 16 different options in various mounts as follows:

+ 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS for $319 in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji X, M43 Sony E

+ 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS fro $349 in Pentax K, Samsung NX (!), Fuji X, M43, Canon
+ Nikon version for $399

+ 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift ED AS UMC for $679 in Sony E, Canon, Nikon and Pentax

+ they also earn 2% promotional rewards

Pentax Lenses Instant Savings (20 options, $272 to $1997)

B&H Photo is running a Pentax Lenses Instant Savings promotion with a total of 20 lenses featured with prices ranging from $272 (35mm f2 FA LA LA LA LA LA) to $1997 (150-450mm f4.5-5.6 DC AW D FA HD). The price you see is the price you pay. It is a mix of primes and zooms, with primes having a government-forming majority.

(ENDED) Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD Macro for $399 (A) or $439 (C/N/P)

This limited time sale ended…

Put on some Tammy Wynette because it’s Tamron time! The 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD IF MACRO is on sale for $399 with free shipping in the Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Paxum mount, and $439 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax systems. You also get 4% promotional rewards. This ends Friday night at B&H Photo.

Pentax K-1 Body with D-BG6 Battery Grip for $1784

The Pentax K-1 Body only is bundled with the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip, together going for $1784 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The K-1 was one only a few cameras to actually go up in price after it came out at $1800. But right now it’s slightly below its original price (and that’s before you factor in the value of the battery grip included for FREE for a limited time).

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary with USB Dock, 72mm Filter, Close-Up Lens, $20 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

Zoom-zoom! The Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Dock, the Sigma 72mm protective filter, the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and $20~ promotional reward for $499 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon, Nikon and Sigma versions get OS while the Sony A and Pentax do not.

New Irix 11mm f4 and 15mm f2.4 DSLR lenses begin shipping ($400 to $775) [C/N/P]

Pentax fans were not left out of these brand new third-party lenses. Some of the new Irix prime lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. Check each individual lens for availability on it. These are DSLR lenses available in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax K DSLR systems. There are two prime lenses, a 15mm f2.4 and a 11mm f4. Each lens comes in two variations, a Firefly, and a higher-quality Blackstone (costs $200 more than the Firefly equivalent). There is a table at the aforelinked page with the differences between the two lines.

The 15mm f2.4 goes for $400 in Firefly and $600 in Blackstone, while the 11mm f4 goes for $575 in Firefly and $775 in Blackstone. Another benefit of having two lines, is two opportunity for discounts instead of one 🙂

Used Pentax K-1 for $1639 + S&H

If you are comfortable with used camera gear, the Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR is available in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $1639 plus shipping at Adorama. The new condition price is $1800 at authorized dealers. Adorama offers a 30-day no-questions asked return policy on Used items, and a 90-day warranty covered by Adorama (not Pentax).

If you prefer a lower price for a higher risk purchase, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition (with various imperfections) for $1571 at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD itself. Note however that AWD only offers a 30-day return policy. They do not offer any warranty.

In-Stock Now: Pentax KP DSLR – also lens bundles discounted

Now that Pentax has a 35mm full frame DSLR (or have I imagined it?), they have to also manage a parallel product line with their more populous APS-C line. [[ insert more camera-babble talk here ]] Which brings us to their new Pentax KP APS-C DSLR that was announced in late January 2017 [see Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracker]. The DSLR kits are now in-stock, and on top of that, the kits that include lenses are discounted from the original price. The body only though remains at $1100.


At Adorama, you can get the same bundles by starting at the KP body only page and expand the yellow “Special Offer” section. You will see the lenses and the option to “Add to Bundle”. Screenshot of the relevant parts below:

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II for $300 (C/N/A/P)

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 🙂

Pre-order new Pentax KP APS-C DSLR

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)

Pentax K-3 II Body and D-BG5 Battery Grip and AF-200FG Flash for $899

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.

Pentax K-1 body + Various Extras for $1847

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.

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD with Freebies for $299 (A/K)

$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.

(ENDED) Amazon France: Pentax K-3 with 35mm f2.4 for 669 Euro

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).

Pentax Lens Sale: 25 options, $340 to $1150 (nine Limited, two f2.8 zooms, three macros. Etc)

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 🙂

Venus 12mm f2.8 lens for $949: In-Stock for N/A/K; Pre-Order for C/E

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.

Pentax K-1 Body + $100 Gift Certificate + 32GB Extreme + Bags + Corel Software + More for $1950

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.

Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 (N/K/E)

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.

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $349 (C/N/P)

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…

(ENDED) Pentax Lenses Sale (continues until Wedn PM)

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

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC HSM w/$15 rewards for $369 (C/N/A/P/S)

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.

$100 Gift Card with Pentax K-1, $50 Gift Card with Ricoh Theta S 360

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).

(ENDED) Used Pentax 50mm f2 SMC A K-Mount for $15 w/free S&H (or Make a Best Offer)

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.

Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 for $80 (TOOS again)

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.

Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA for $80 w/free S&H [updated]

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

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for $180 (C/N/P/E)

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.

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 for $450 w/coupon [C/N/A/P/E/m43/X/NX]

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+…

Rokinon 100mm f2.8 Macro for $369 (Pentax) or $435 (Sony A)

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.

Pentax Lenses and Flash Sale (25 items, Primes, Zooms)

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.

Used Pentax K-5 Body for $290 w/180-day warranty

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 🙂

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM and $12 Rewards for $399 (C/N/A/P/Si)

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.

Thursday only: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM and 4% rewards for $420 (C/N/A/P/Si)

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.

In-Stock Party: Pentax K-1 Body Only for $1800, Nikon D500 Body Only for $2000

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.