The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD currently goes for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate at authorized dealers, but if you also want a drops and spills warranty and a lens case and a filter, Adorama has them bundled up for $1224 after the $100 MIR in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts. So the extra $25 gets you a three year NewLeaf spills and drops warranty, the Lowepro Lens Exchange Case 100AW case ($35 on its own) and a VU Sion UV 82mm Filter (VSUV82, $100+ on its own).
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB with 82mm VU filter, 3yr Spills/Drops, Lowepro Lens Exchange for $1224 after $100 MIR (C/N/A)
If you are a fan of the non-Mazda zoom-zoom, the 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.
The tall ships from Japan brought new camera gear supplies at Adorama. The following three items are now in-stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping as follows:
- Fuji X-T10 with 18-55 for $1100
- Sony 16-35mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* ZA SSM II Zeiss Lens (Alpha DSLR Mount) for $2250
- Sony 24-70mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* Zeiss ZA SSM II (Alpha DSLR Mount) for $2100
UPDATE: the X-T10 is also in-stock at B&H Photo along with the two new Sony lenses…
The A-mount Hasselblad HV DSLR Camera with 24-70mm Lens is currently on sale for $4000 at B&H Photo. Needless to say, the Sony-branded A-mount cameras go for much lower prices, but some may prefer a Hasselblad instead of a Rolex
B&H Photo is also offering the Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens for $750 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards when you enter coupon code BHOPTIC15 over there (coupon is a limited time offer). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts.
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.
Zoom-zoom! If you do not hate mail-in rebates with a passion, between May 1-10 in 2015, there are two stackable $50 mail-in rebates on the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Canon, Nikon, Sony DSLR mounts). The lens price is $630 before the two mail-in rebates. One of the $50 MIR offers ends 5/10/15. You also get 4% promotional rewards from Adorama
Tamron has another mail-in rebate promotion, this one runs May 1st until June 30 in 2015, with the 70-200, 70-300, 24-70, 18-270, and 16-300 lenses participating. Adorama also includes 4% promotional rewards and free accessories on some of them. Here they are, broken down by mount: Nikon mount and Canon mount and Sony mount.
Tokina has a new round of mail-in rebates (May 1 until June 30 in 2015) for two lenses, and at the same time, Adorama is bundling some free accessories with them. They are:
As usual, the PDF files of the mail-in rebates are available on the individual product pages of items eligible for them at Adorama.
The new gear party is not over yet. Sony full frame A-mount photographers must needs hide their wallets! Sony announced two new professional f2.8 lenses. The 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2100, and the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2250. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2015. (VS as in Vario-Sonnar).
UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama.
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.
As of a 3/1/15 recheck, the price jumped to $350…
If you are looking for a “getting started with” Sony SLT APS-C dSLR bundle, the latest eBay Deals includes this new condition Sony a58 mega bundle. For $450, you get the new condition Sony a58 with 18-55 and 55-200, Lightroom 5, and a $50 VISA gift card. The gift card and LR5 are included in the bundle, they are not mail-in rebates. This is offered by Beach Camera on eBay, an authorized Sony dealer.
The various mail-in rebates (MIR) and instant savings of Canon (see PDF MIR form) and Nikon (instant savings, not MIR) and Sony (instant savings, not MIR) expire on 1/31/15. You can find them all at the aforelinked Adorama pages. I don’t know what happens after 1/31/15. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they change, sometimes they take a break and return later.
BuyDig is also offering the factory refurbished Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DT SAM SLR lens for $150 with free shipping (add to cart to see price). The price is $170 before you add it to cart. Offer ends by 12/28/14.
The Pellicle is not a scary creature from a 50s scifi movie! It is your friend! The Sony a58 with the 18-55mm lens and a bonus $50 B&H Photo gift card and a free 16GB Sandisk SDHC and a free holster bag are on sale all together for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can add the 55-200mm lens to your order for +$50 or the 55-300 for +$150. Look for these two offers under the “Savings Available” section by clicking the small “View All Savings” link. Other add-on bundle options include Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30.
The Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum dSLR version of the Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine is on sale for $325 (was $342) with free shipping with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon itself. While the EOS & M43rds are part of the lightning deals, the Alpha A-mount version is on sale on its own, not part of the lightning deals. The market works in mysterious ways :)… Blog-post price updated on 11:28pm ET.
Back to the land of the Sony SLTs, the Sony Alpha a77 (first generation) body only is kit along with three free accessories (32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, holster bag, Watson battery) is on sale for $550 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The a77 w/16-50mm f2.8 goes for $1000 but without the freebies.
PS: if you are just now catching up, you can also check a running Latest Deals Summary at the main blog. We will continue with the running summary experiment until the end of the year (2014).
This 4-hour lightning deal expired…
As part of the Amazon Lightning Deals, good until 9:50pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out), you can get the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro for Sony-Minolta-Alpha for $135 with free shipping. As of 5:57pm ET, it is 14% claimed.
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.