Grab your K-wallets if K-interested in this K-lens, the Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR is in-stock and ready to ship for $750 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
Speaking of Adorama, they have a Sandisk SDHC & Compactflash sale for this week (eight options, 16GB to 512GB, $27 to $630).
Pentax K-action now. Of interest also if you want to buy someone a “get started with” digital photography gift. Use coupon code 9PARTS to get this Pentax K-50 DSLR bundle for $650 with free shipping. The bundle includes the Pentax K-50 with 18-55mm WR and 55-300mm ED and AF-200FG flash and Lightroom 5 and 4GB EyeFi SDHC. The coupon code 9PARTS drops price from $700 to $650 and expires 12/14/14 or earlier if sold out. The promotion is mentioned under “Special Offer” on the BuyDig page (annotated screenshot below)…
Groupon Goods is offering the new condition Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $770 with free shipping in the five SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma). One thing to pay attention to is that it only says “One-year warranty from Sigma”.
I don’t know if this is an incomplete explanation of the warranty, since Groupon does not specialize in camera gear? Or it this actually different from the warranty offered by other sellers? For example, if you look at the pages of this lens at Adorama or B&H Photo, where it goes for $870, it says you get a one year international warranty plus a two year USA warranty.
The action continues at the eBay Deals, where the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM is on sale for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is sold by BuyDig’s eBay store and available in these four SLR mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax. Zoom-zoom!
This limited time offer ended…
Superzoom time! Adorama is offering the Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS lens for $300 with free shipping in the Nikon dSLR mount and Canon dSLR mount and Sigma dSLR mount and Pentax K mount (K-mount version not stabilized, which is a plus or minus depending on your optical image stabilization disposition).
The Pentax K-3 body only with the BG-5 battery grip included by the retailers in the box for FREE is going for $800 at B&H Photo and Adorama (where if you click on “Buy Together & Save”, you can add the 50mm f1.8 lens for just +$80).
The Pentax K-50 is available in three colors and three kits, making price-checking and deciding a bit of a project. But it may be worth the time because Adorama has many offers and some of them come with the AF-200FG for free (automatically included by Adorama – when you see this mentioned right below the price on the right side of the page). Be sure to pay attention to each individual listing as there are many and each has a slightly different offer.
The action starts at $367 with the K-50 body only kits. The black is out of stock (but you can still order it) while the Storm Trooperish White is in-stock. However, in terms of pure value, for $400 you can get the K50 body only kits with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and a 4GB EyeFi memory card in black and white and red.
The K-50 with 18-55 kits start at $450 in the exotic colors (no free flash) but at $457 for the standard colors (white, black, red) you get the free flash and 4GB EyeFi card.
The K-50 with 18-55 and 50-200 two lens kits go for $550 and they too come with the free flash and 4GB EyeFi card in the usual white, black and red colors.
As of a 11/25/14 recheck, the free flash promotion expired but the Pentax K-5 IIs body only price remains $500 at Adorama…
K-curious? Anti-anti-alias-filter curious? Adorama is currently offering the new condition Pentax K-5 IIs body only for $500 with free AF-200 Flash (included automatically by Adorama) and free 2-day shipping and 4% rewards. The Free Flash is mentioned right below the price on the right side of the page. This is a very limited time offer!
Adorama is offering the Pentax K-3 body only with D-BG5 battery grip and 32GB card and 4% promotional rewards for $800 with free expedited shipping when you enter coupon code EARLYPEEK at checkout. Offer ends on 11/26/14 or earlier if sold out.
The Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens is on sale for $200 with free shipping in six different mounts, five SLR (C/N/A/P and Four Thirds) and Sony E-mount at B&H Photo.
The Vivitar 13mm f2.8 prime lens for the Pentax K-Mount only, model VIV-13MM-P, is on sale for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2) and at B&H Photo… The other mounts go for more…
Adorama is having a limited time sale on Pentax Lenses, featuring a total of 40 items, mostly SLR lenses, big and small, from tiny pancakes to missile launching telephotos. Also included are a couple of Q lenses and a couple of flashes. No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay. The discount amount is shown in red ink. The price before and after is shown above and below the red ink for each lens. A lot of them may also get 4% promotional rewards, free 2-day shipping, and New Leaf extended warranty. Check the individual product page of each lens of interest to see. We can’t post all 40 of them here.
Hide your K-wallets! Pentax_Ricoh announced a brand new SLR lens, the Pentax 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR, and said lens is available for pre-order for $750 at B&H Photo and Adorama. Release estimate not available yet.
Good until 10/31/14 at 8:45pm ET, B&H Photo is K-offering this Pentax K-5 IIs bundle: the body only kit plus the D-BG4 battery grip plus a 64GB Sandisk Ultra C10 memory card for $600 with free expediting shipping.
UPDATE: Adorama also has a Pentax K-5 IIs bundle with the K5 IIs body only kit, plus D-BG4 battery grip and 64GB Samsung Pro SDXC memory card and 4% promotional rewards and free 2-day shipping.
Fan of the Pentax colorful color schemes and combinations? A lot of the different options for the Pentax K-S1 are now in-stock and ready to ship to your K-house for $650 (body only) or $700 (w/18-55) or $800 (two lens kit) at Adorama. They also get 4% rewards and a 16GB FluCard (it is a wireless SDHC card!). Not sure who was the smart marketing person to name it “FluCard” Might as call it the EbolaCard
K-Temptation time. The Pentax K-3 price is down $200. As of the time of writing, at Adorama, you can get the following:
+ Pentax K-3 body only bundle with the free Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip and 4% Adorama promotional rewards (= $36) for $900 with free 2-day US shipping – currently out of stock but you can order it if you want to lock up the sale price and freebies
+ Pentax K-3 with DA 18-135 WR kit with the free Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip and 4% Adorama promotional rewards (= $50) for $1250 with free 2-day US shipping – currently in-stock
+ meanwhile the Pentax K-S1 kits are down $100 – there are eighteen different options available
More action at the eBay Deals, this time we find the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 Macro HSM OS lens offered for $250 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay. It is available in the Nikon, Canon, Sony-Alpha-Minolta, and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.
Adorama is having a limited time promotion where select Pentax SLR lenses get a free three year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty plus 4% promotional rewards plus free shipping. Adorama will re-open on 10/19/14, so do factor that if you have time-sensitive needs.
For a limited time (expiration date unknown), Adorama is offering various Pentax K50 bundles with a bonus $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, along with 4% promotional rewards and free shipping. Adorama will re-start processing orders on 10/11/14.