Ends Thur PM: Pentax Lens Instant Savings (24 options)

Last call! The current Pentax Lens Instant Savings promotion is expiring at 11:59pm ET on Thursday at B&H Photo, featuring 24 lens options, with a mix of zooms and primes, and prices ranging from $92 (50mm f1.8DA) to $4000 (560mm f5.6).

New Lens Instant Savings II: Pentax, Sigma, Rokinon, Samyang, Olympus

The previous Lens Instant Savings post got crowded, so now we have a Part II with some of the other lens manufacturers!

+ Pentax K-Lenses: 42 options including 24-70/2.8 SDM for $1100, 70-200/2.8 AW for $1600, 100/2.8 WR Macro for $500, etc

+ Sigma Lenses (various systems): 96 options including 17-50/2.8 DC OS HSM for $369, 105/2.8 HSM Macro for $569 and many more

+ Olympus M43 lenses: 15 options including 30/3.5 Macro for $199

+ Samyang Lenses (various systems): 49 options with a mix of photography-priority and video-priority lenses

+ Rokinon Lenses (various systems): 92 options with a mix of photography-priority and video-priority lenses including Sony E-system autofocus lenses
+ CORRECTED: an “option swith” is “options with” with the “s” at the wrong place 🙂

More on these later on, as, unfortunately, I am not IBM’s Watson and I cannot “digest” hundreds of lenses (over 500 of them in these two posts) on the fly. Not to mention that glass causes indigestion. Mayhaps I’ll start with the plastic lenses first 🙂

KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used Nikon D80 Body for $74+, Pentax 55/1.8 Takumar M43 for $23 to $42

A new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 9/29/17 in this case).

This week includes:

+ USED Nikon D80 body only starting at $74~ in “BGN” condition and going up in “EX” and “EX+” conditions

+ USED Pentax 55mm F/1.8 SMC Takumar M42 Screw Mount Manual Focus Lens starting at $23 in “BGN” with some damage and going up to $42 in “EX” condition

+ also eligible for the coupon are four photo-accessories – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH

In a separate promotion, not eligible for the coupon above, KEH has an on-going overstock sale with over 400 items participating.

Also, ending by Sunday night, they have a Buy More, Save More coupon promotion ($25/$200+ or $75/$600+ or $150/$1000+)

Pentax 31mm f1.8 AL Limited for $997

Prime time for Pentaxians! The new condition Pentax SMCP-FA 31mm f1.8 AL Limited is on sale for a limited time for $997 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon.

Pentax Lens Instant Savings (20 options)

Pentax K-Temptations! A total of 20 Pentax K-system lenses are currently participating in a new Pentax Instant Savings promotion at B&H Photo, featuring a mix of primes and zooms, big and small, with prices ranging from $272 to $1997.

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) Pentax 24-70mm f2.8 for $1032 (ends Tue 1am ET)

This lightning deal expired but it was a step in the right direction, finally a pro-caliber lens appearing!…

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Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA for $99

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).

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 🙂

(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

Pentax DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR for $500

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

(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

(ENDED) Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR D FA smc Macro for $406 [ends by 11pm ET on Wednesday]

This 6-hour lightning deal expired…

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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.

Pentax HD D FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 DC AW for $2205

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.

Pre-order new Pentax 55-300mm f4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE HD DA for $400

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…

Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro Lens for $380

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.

Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR for $326

K-zoom-zoom now, the Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR is on sale for $326~ with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 5/31/16 or earlier if there is a breakthrough in Pentax proselytization.

Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f1.8 Limited for $735

Prime time for Pentax fans continues at B&H Photo, this time they have the Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f1.8 Limited lens on sale for $735 with free expedited shipping. The offer is good until 5/31/16 or earlier if sold out.

Pentax FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D DC AW for $2389

With the Pentax K-1 becoming a reality, there are more temptations among K-shooters to add more lenses or upgrade existing ones, which brings us to the Pentax FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D DC AW on sale for a limited time only for $2389 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro for $400 [was $370]

We have a limited time sale on the Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro lens, going for $400 [was $370] with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The offer ends on 5/31/16 5/10/16 at 11:59pm ET!

In-stock now: Pentax HD FA 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR for $500

The last of the three in-stock alerts from B&H Photo is for the world of K-full-frame, the new Pentax HD FA 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR is now in-stock for its starting price of $500 at B&H Photo.

PS: it is Spring Arrival season, so I suspect there will be many and more in-stock alerts in May of this year. It is May, which means already 1/3rd of 2016 is OVER! Time flies!

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 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).

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.

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

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…

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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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

Pre-order new Pentax 35mm f3.5 645 Lens for $1100

November spawned a monster …new 645 lens, the PENTAX-D 35mm f3.5 AL [IF] HD FA645 Lens for the 645 system is now available for pre-order for $1100 at B&H Photo. You are certainly getting your money’s worth in terms of acronyms :)… This has been added to the list of New Lenses of 2015

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.

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 645Z MF + 55mm f2.8 Lens (645D) for $7600

And now to our weekly Medium Format deal. The Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR body only kit can be bundled with the Pentax 645D FA 55mm F2.8 AL [IF] SDM AW Lens and together you pay $7600 at Adorama. You have to manually press the blue “Add to Bundle” to add the lens to the bundle, and then press the green “Add bundle to cart” to add them both to your shopping cart. That’s it, no coupons, no rebates.

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.

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

This limited time offer expired…

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Pre-order new Pentax HD FA 24-70mm f2.8ED SDM WR for $1300

Pentax fans, it is your turn to make your wallet cry constant-aperture tears. Pentax has now revealed the new Pentax-D HD FA 24-70mm f2.8ED SDM WR lens and it is available for pre-order for $1300 at B&H Photo where you can find detailed specs of said lens. Release estimate is late October 2015.

The lens has been added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracking page (if you page up on that page, you will also see the new cameras of 2015).

Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 DA HD ED WR for $320

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.

Lens Instant Savings at B&H: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma

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

Pentax DSLR Lens Specials (36 options)

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

Pre-order new Pentax K-S2, 18-50mm lens, AF201G flash, WG-5 P&S

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).

The K-S2 is available for pre-order at Adorama and Amazon et al at the aforementioned prices.

The 18-50mm f4-5.6 lens (which is the new kit lens included with the K-S2 bundles above) goes for $300 on its own at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new AF-201G weather-friendly flash pre-orders for $150 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new Ricoh branded WG-5 elementproof P&S pre-orders for $380 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Preorder new Pentax 70-200/2.8 and 150-450/4.5-5.6 lenses

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.