We continue to Tamronize (yes, it’s a verb!), this time we have something for unapologetic superzoom fans, the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO is $500 after a $130 mail-in rebate and comes with 10% promotional rewards (=$63~) at B&H Photo and available in the Canon SLR mount and Nikon SLR mount and Sony Alpha Minolta SLR mount (not stabilized/VC).
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD macro + $63 Rewards for $500 after $130 mail-in rebate [C/N/A]
In addition to the 70-200mm f2.8, the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD is also participating in the 10% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. It is $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and you also get 10% promotional rewards ($130~). It is available in the Canon SLR mount and Nikon SLR mount and Sony-Minolta SLR mount (not VC).
Note that the 10% promotional rewards offers are limited time offers, but I don’t know the exact expiration date. The mail-in rebates have their own expiration date (2/29/16).
The Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens is also participating in the B&H Photo 10% Rewards promotion. You pay $1500 with free shipping, which goes down to $1400 after a $100 mail-in rebate (MIR). You also get 10% promotional rewards (=$150~) to be used on a future purchase (I am assuming the reward is on the purchase price but I could be wrong)… This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount.
UPDATE: this offer is also available for the Sony Alpha SLR mount but the Alpha version is not a stabilized (VC) lens.
We have a bit of a Sigma vs Tamron 150-600mm Reward duel, because B&H Photo is also offering 10% rewards ($107~) on the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD. The lens goes for $1069 with free shipping, but thanks to a $120 mail-in rebate, you can get it for $950 after $120 MIR. As far as I can tell, the 10% reward is on the purchase price ($1069) not the after-rebate-price ($950), but I could be wrong.
The Sigma EF-610 DG Super Flash is on sale for $225 with free shipping along with 2% promotional rewards (about $4.50~) in the Canon, Nikon, Sony-Alpha-Maxxum, Pentax K, and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo.
It’s not just Sigma! Tamron has f2.8 Pro Zooms too! This offer has both Promotional Rewards and a mail-in rebate. You can get the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD SP for $1100 after a $200 mail-in rebate, but you also get 10% Promotional Rewards (~$130 or $110~ if the MIR price is not included in the promotional rewards) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony-Alpha-Dyxum-Maxxum-Dzixum-Mfoxum SLR mounts. Offer ends 12/31/15 (but the free Next Day cutoff is Wedn 4pm ET).
Sigma must be big fans of Art Bell, because they named a big line-up of lenses “ART” Their new 50mm f1.4 DG ART HSM lens is going for $850 with free Next Day Delivery (cutoff Wedn 4pm ET) and 4% promotional rewards (~$34~) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Shiguma SLR mounts… If you don’t need Next Day delivery, you have two options at Adorama: either 4% rewards and the Sigma USB Lens Dock included, or the usual lens-accessories and Corel software bundle…
Pro zoom action now, the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM lens is on sale for $1200 with 4% promotional rewards (~$48) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts… NOTE: the Canon and Nikon mounts get free NEXT DAY delivery (cut-off is Wedn 4pm ET), while the other two get free Expedited shipping…
If you prefer free lens-y accessories included instead of 4% promotional rewards, you can also get it for $1200 at Adorama…
Adorama is having a Rokinon Lens Sale featuring six different models. Four of them are Cine T1.5 lenses, the 24mm for $419, the 35mm for $339, the 85mm for $229, and the 50mm for $379. This is the order in which they appear on the aforelinked sales page… The Cine lenses are available in 3-5 mounts each, including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A- and E-, and Micro Four Thirds…
There are also two non-Cine lenses on sale towards the bottom of that page, the 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens (Removable Hood) goes for $179 in Canon EF, $189 in Fuji X, and $199 in Nikon F chipped… Meanwhile the 24mm f1.4 ED AS UMC goes for $450 in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E… You can find at the bottom of the Rokinon Lens Sale…
Late start today, so we have a 15 yard penalty, repeat first down, and for the first down play, we have a special rebate and reward play, from the special playbook. I’m not even sure if the previous sentence makes sense, so let’s pretend I didn’t write it and move on…
The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is at a confluence of deals. It has two Tamron mail-in rebates totaling $130 back via MIR, along with 10% promotional rewards. As far as I can tell, the rewards are on the purchase price, not the after rebate price. So you can get this lens for $500 after $130 MIR plus $63 promotional rewards (or $50 in the worst case scenario) at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon and Sony SLR mounts. The Sony is not stabilized (no VC). Offer ends 12/24/15.
The Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is currently on sale for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha Minolta, Pentax K, and Sigma DSLR mounts. Some of the options also earn 4% promotional rewards… Four of the five also go for $400 at Amazon (no rewards, the Sigma mount is not on sale)…
The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 EF ED UMC lens is currently on sale for $240 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The E-mount goes for $250, and the rest (Alpha-Minolta, Pentax K, Nikon chipped) for $280. The sale ends 12/19/15 at 11:59pm ET.
The Sony a68 SLT was announced by Sony Europe a few weeks ago. Now it has also been officially announced by Sony USA. It will be here by April 2016. It will be available as either a Body Only or with the 18-55 lens ($700). The body only price has not been revealed yet… Pre-orders are not available as of the time of writing. Sony has been favoring two-phase announcements lately, Apple-style :)… This has been updated in the New Cameras of 2015 Reference page…
Adorama is having a select on a few Sigma SLR Lenses, with the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART going for $850, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM “Contemporary” going for $990, and the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport for $1800. Each lens gets 4% promotional rewards along with a variety of accessories depending on the lens and mount. The lenses are available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts, while the 50mm f1.4 is also available in the Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxxum Maxxum.
Tamron temptations! At B&H Photo, you earn 10% promotional rewards on the purchase of these Tamron Lenses available in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts. The lenses are the 24-70mm and 70-200mm f2.8s, along with the 150-600mm creature, and the 16-300mm zoom-zoom. The rewards are separate and stackable with the mail-in rebates. There are two mail-in rebates on some of the lenses, one the regular Tamron mail-in rebate, the other is a special holiday season mail-in rebate.
The latest B&H Photo Deal of Days promotion is a Hasselblad and Zeiss Touit sale featuring many of Hasselblads re-incarnations of Sony cameras. This includes E-mount cameras and lenses, along with an A-mount SLR, and RX-series cameras. Also joining in the sale party are three Zeiss Touit E-mount lenses, the 12/2.8 for $700, the 32/1.8 for $500, and the 50/2.8M for $1000. Also participating is the Hasselblad 16mm f2.8 (E-mount) for $150.
The Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM ART lens is currently bundled with a 3-Year NewLeaf Spills and Drops warranty, a 77mm Pro Optic Essentials Filter kit (UV, CPL, ND2X), lens wrap, lens cap tether, and cleaning kit at Adorama (Canon, Nikon and Sigma)… If you don’t need the extra warranty and accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (about $36~) at B&H Photo (C/N/A/Sigma)…
Babies eventually grow up. Even lens babies 😉 The Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 lens is currently on sale for $450 with $18 promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Pentax SLR mounts, and the E/NEX, M43rds, Fuji X and Galaxy (ha!) NX mounts. That’s the “(C/N/A/P/E/X/m43/NX)” in the post title
Speaking of Lensbabies, the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic is on sale for $200 with $8 promotional rewards and free shipping at B&H in the above eight mounts, plus Four Thirds.
In parallel to the 10% Lens Rewards, Adorama also has a 10% rewards promotion on many Canon DSLRs, Powershots and Sony iLCs. Keep on scrolling to see all eligible cameras. The Canons are first, followed by the Sonys. The exact reward amount is mentioned on the individual product page of each eligible product. Click on the reward amount link to see terms and conditions of the rewards program (example in the previous post).
If you are interested in getting any Canon SLR lenses or Sony SLR or E-mount lenses, a whole lot of them are eligible for 10% promotional rewards at Adorama. The lens are grouped by manufacturer and mount and type, starting with Canon SLR lenses and followed by Sony SLR lenses and E-mount lenses. Keep paging down to see all available options. This is a very long page, you may need to use a desktop/laptop to scroll through them effectively. Even some of the Canon tilt-shift lenses are eligible!
If you are not familiar, promotional rewards are to be used in future purchases. They are not a discount on the current purchase price, and they are not cashback you can deposit in your bank account. Click on the reward link on any product page to see all the details and terms and conditions.
For Cyber Monday only (ends 11/30/15 at 11:59pm ET), B&H Photo is offering the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle for Canon EF mount which consists of the 24mm, 35mm and 85mm t1.5 lenses, for $1000 total with free expedited shipping… Meanwhile the Sony A-mount version goes for $800 (has lower list price than EF trio)…
Prime time now, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM ART is going for $850 with some extras in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts. At B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards (= $34~), while at Adorama you get a handful of free accessories and a 3-year NewLeaf spills-n-drops warranty. No freebies at the moment at Amazon.
The Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens is on sale for a limited time (ends 11/30/15) for $380 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon (chipped) and Sony SLR mounts along with the Sony E-mount.
Speaking of Rokinon and B&H, they offer the Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS lens for the Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E mounts for $450 (offer ends 11/25/15).
Fisheye lens action now at B&H Photo, where they are offering the Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens for $380 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon (with AE chip) and Sony-Alpha-Dyxum-Maxxum-A SLR mounts, and the mirrornyet Sony E-mount.
The Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens is on sale for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the four major SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) along with Fuji X and Canon EF-M (mirrorless).
It’s Shiguma time once again at the featured eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the new condition Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 OS DC HSM Macro lens for $240 with free shipping, in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts. Limit five per customer. The Canon and Nikon versions are OS (optical image stabilization), while the Sony and Pentax are not (presumably [I can’t really speak on behalf of Shiguma, so I can only presume/assume]) because of the sensor-shift image stabilization in those cameras.
The Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye with removable hood is one of the featured eBay Deals for $150, but you can actually get it for even less, $140 with free shipping by 47th Street fulfilled by Amazon, so it gets Prime shipping, and you deal with Amazon’s customer service in case of questions or problems. The $140 price is for the Canon and Sony-Minolta-Dyxum-Alpha. The others go for $150+.
Rokinon needs a theme song to help them stand out in the crowded world of lenses. May I suggest licensing the Scorpions, “Here I am, Rockinon You…”.
With that totally unnecessary bad pun out of the way, we have a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens. You can get it for $280 with free shipping in the Canon EF, Sony SLR A-mount and MirrorNyet E-mount, Pentax K-mount, and Micro Four Thirds, or $290 with free shipping in the Fuji X mount. Check the various “mount tabs” at B&H Photo (SLR lenses) and B&H Photo (mirrorless lenses) and Amazon by Amazon itself to find the ones of interest.
Next up in the price ladder, at $300 you can get either the Samsung NX or the Nikon with AE chip.
NOTE: at Amazon, the Sony E-mount is currently restricted to Prime members only.
There are eighteen Sony lenses (E-mount, A-mount) participating in the latest Instant Savings, and they also get 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo where you can find them all nicely organized.
Sony has another round of instant savings promotions, combined with free accessories included by Adorama, and up to 4% promotional rewards, plus free NewLeaf spills/drops warranties for some models. You can find all the eligible cameras nicely organized at the Adorama website.
Check each individual camera’s product page to see what are the available offers. There are two places to check. Let’s use the Sony a6000 body only as our example. It currently goes for $450 and right above the price, you can see that it also comes bundled with a free 64GB Lexar Professional SDXC memory card.
But the offers don’t end there. Look for the hard to find “Ways to Save” section and open that, which will reveal the “Save up to $300.00 with bundle” option. Click on that, and it will take you to the a6000 bundles page. Check the left side there for the various promotions. In this case, you can optionally add the 55-210 for +$150, or add a 1yr New Leaf Spills/Drops warranty for FREE or get various hardware or software at a combined purchase discount.
Annotated screenshots of what to look for below, using the a6000 body only kit as our guinea pig (after the jump):
This limited-time offer expired…
It’s IFA time in Berlin [see Trade Show Calendar] which means new hardware and such. Coincidence or not, Tamron has revealed two new Prime lenses for the Canon, Nikon and Sony-Alpha-Dyxum-Maxxum SLR mounts. The Canon and Nikon are stabilized (VC) but not the Sony. It is the 35mm f1.8 Di USD (VC) for $600, and the 45mm f1.8 Di USD (VC) for $600 as well. Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama…
You can find these added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracking page.
Sony launched another instant savings promotion for some of their E-mount (mirrornyets) and some of their A-mount (mirrorSi) Lenses. You can find the eligible lenses broken down by mount (below the four featured lenses) at B&H Photo. Press the orange “Load More” button to see more, rinse and repeat for even more…