(ENDED) Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM with Sigma USB Dock for $649 (C/N/A)

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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.

Latest Canon, Nikon, Sony specials at Adorama

Adorama launched another round of early Black Friday specials featuring some of the latest promotions and bundles with free accessories featuring Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras and lenses and assorted accessories. The cameras and lenses are broken down in sub-groups, nested within the manufacturer listing blocks in the order mentioned above.

New Sony Cameras, Lenses and Accessories Instant Savings

Sunday is typically when new manufacturer-initiated instant-savings promotions roll out, and this Sunday is no exception on the Sony front, where a number of new MAP-blessed sales have gone live featuring various Sony cameras (DSLR, mirrorless, fixed lens), along with various Lenses and Accessories and Camcorders. You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo… You can compare the current price situation to early November using the November 2016 price charts

Tamron Mail-In Rebates and Instant Savings (plus free accessories)

The current iteration of Tamron mail-in rebates (MIR) expires on 12/3/16. In addition to the MIR, there’s also some instant savings discounts, plus Adorama is including a variety of free accessories with each lens. On top of that, optionally, you can click on the yellow “Special Offer” for additional combined purchase discounts. You can find all participating lenses nicely organized at Adorama.

(ENDED) Ends 10:10pm ET: Samyang Cine SYCV24M-S 24mm T1.5 Cine (Sony Alpha) for $479

This lightning deal expired…

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art with $36 rewards for $900 (C/N/A)

Another Sigma lens on sale with a coupon, coupon code PPEBH16 gets you the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR mounts at B&H Photo for $900 along with 4% promotional rewards ($36 to be used in future purchases)… This is part of their Photo Plus specials which expire 10/22/16… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX DG and $26 rewards for $650 (C/N/A)

You don’t have to pay four figures for f2.8 PRO zooms. Sigma to the rescue! Their Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG lens is on sale for $650 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($26~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR mounts. No coupon code needed… This is part of their Photo Plus specials which expire 10/22/16… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…

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+…

Current Sony Instant Savings expire 10/1/16

The current iteration of the Sony Instant Savings featuring Mirrorless and SLR lenses along with system accessories (flashes, grips, etc) is set to expire on October 1st, 2016. You can see the current choices nicely organized at B&H Photo.

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.

(ENDED) Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro for $369

This limited time offer expired… The Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens is on sale until 11:59pm ET tonight (8/31/16) for $369 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts.

(ENDED) Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM for $599 (C/N/A)

Zoom time is over, this daily deal expired…

It’s both Shiguma time and F2.8 zoom time! The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens for $599 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Sigma SA is not on sale. You also get 4% promotional rewards (around $24 to be used in future purchases).

In-stock now: Sony a68 for $600 body or $700 w/18-55

A new DSLR is shipping, it’s translucent Sony time as their brand new Alpha a68 is in-stock and ready to ship for $600 as body-only or $700 with the 18-55mm lens at B&H Photo.

Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver for $100 (C/N/A)

It’s a triple flash pun! A flash named Flashpoint is on a flash sale 🙂 The Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver is on sale for $100 with free shipping for a limited time at Adorama in the Nikon, Canon, Sony TTL versions.

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with 4% Rewards for $1150 (C/N/A/Si)

F2.8 workhorse zoom pro action now, the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM is currently going for $1150 with expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo. Three of the four are in-stock, the Sigma is special order.

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony 135mm f2.8-4.5 (DSLR) for $837

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Sony VGC77AM Vertical Grip for $126

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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(ENDED) Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS for $900 (C/N/A/Si)

This Prime day promotion expired with three of the four mounts effectively selling out before expiration…

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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.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for $190 (C) or $200 (A/P)

Rokinon time again, their 8mm f3.5 Fisheye SLR lens goes for $190 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Canon mount, and $200 with 2% in the Sony and Pentax SLR mounts. The chipped Nikon version goes for $240 without 2% promotional rewards. All these at B&H Photo.

In-stock now: Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di USD Lens for Sony A for $599

Prime time for Sony Alpha SLR/SLT photographers, the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di USD Lens for Sony A is now in-stock and ready to ship for $599 with free shipping at B&H Photo… For more new/recent arrivals, check their New Arrivals page

Accessory Bundles for select Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLRs/iLCs

Adorama has a set of accessory bundles for select Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR and Mirrorless camera bundles. It is a mix of full frame and APS-C cameras, each brand has a horizontally scrolling list of options. It includes accessories for newly released cameras like the Nikon D500 and D5. A total of 40 items are participating in this.

Rokinon T1.5 Three Cine Prime Lens Bundle for $999 (C/N/A/E/m43)

It’s Prime Cine time now, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime Lens Bundle that consists of the 24mm and 35mm and 85mm T1.5 Cine Primes is on sale for $999 with free shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon or Nikon or Sony SLR mounts and Sony E or M43rds mirrorless systems. Click on the mount of choice in the tabs over there to get to your desired version of interest.

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro for $570 w/coupon (C/N/A/Si)

Coupon Prime action continues at B&H Photo, the same coupon, coupon code BHOPTIC16 entered over there gets you the Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro SLR lens for $570 with free expedited shipping. You also get 4% promotional rewards. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony-Alpha-Minolta-Dyxum-Maxxum-Pixxum-Odium and Sigma SLR mounts. Offer ends by 6/8/16.

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM for $820 with coupon (C/N/A/P/Si)

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM SLR lens is currently on sale for $820 with free shipping at B&H Photo after you enter promo code BHOPTIC16 over there. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony-Minolta-Alpha, Pentax and Sigma SLR mounts. Offer ends by 6/8/16.

(ENDED) Thursday: Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye for $369 [C/N/A/E]

This daily deal expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

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YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) for $2400 with coupon

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion. I have no way of knowing how many people are eligible.

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion ~ I don’t want to repeat the whole post) and logged on to your eligible Amazon account, there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] for the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) [this is the lens page, everyone will see this].

The standard price for this lens is $3000. You add the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) to your shopping cart, make sure your payment method is the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, and enter coupon code ARC20SPRING there. The price will drop by 20% in the right sidebar of the Amazon Checkout page, making it $2400 (rounded) with free shipping. This has to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

If it doesn’t, it means the promotion is not working, either because you are not eligible or you are using a different payment method or Amazon is not the actual seller or for other reason(s) that I am not aware of.

If all is well, it should look like this:

sony70200_chase_amzn

Again, please note this is a YMMV type of an offer, I have no way of testing this at a grand scale. I tested with an account with the Chase VISA card, one without it, and not being logged on to Amazon.

IF you tried this and it worked or didn’t please let us know in the comments!

Accessory Bundles (charger, battery, card) for Various Canon, Nikon, Sony Cameras

Adorama is having an Accessories Bundle Sale for various popular digital cameras from Canon, Nikon and Sony. The bundles typically include charger, battery/ies and/or memory cards and/or cleaning kits and/or Etc. They vary by camera. Note that cameras are NOT included with these bundles. The accessories are for a mix of new (D5, M3, etc) and older cameras (Df, D3300, SL1, A99, RX-series, etc). A total of 40 bundles are available there, use the arrow widgets to see them all.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD and 10% Rewards for $989 (C/N/A) [Optional: add B+W filter for +$21]

It’s Tamron time, a new limited time offer (expires by 6/7/16) at B&H Photo gets you the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $989 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Minolta SLR mounts. You also receive 10% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases. No coupons, no rebates…

Also available is a “Filter Kit” for each lens, for $21 more [fixed calculation error ~ looks like I may need to use a calculator even for 1+1] , you get the B+W 95mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter. Annotated screenshot crop below to locate the filter kit if you are not familiar with the B&H website:

filter_kit_for_tamron

Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art and 4% Rewards for $800 (C/N/A/Si)

We have a trio of lens discounts from B&H Photo. All three are limited time offers that end on 5/10/16 at 11:59pm eastern, so you have plenty of time to research them, but not eternity 🙂

We start with a zoom, the Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art Lens available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts along with 4% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases is on sale for $800 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art with 4% Rewards for $850 (C/N/A/Si)

More lens action for Prime fans this time, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art Lens in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts, with 4% promotional rewards is on sale for $850 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This does not include freebies (no dock or accessories). The offer ends on 5/10/16 at 11:59pm ET!

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD w/$50 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A)

The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO lens is currently on sale for $500 with 10% promotional rewards (around $50 to be used in future B&H purchases) with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Nikon versions are VC (image stabilization), while the Sony Alpha Minolta A-mount is not. Offer ends 5/9/16.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro Contemporary w/$20 Rewards and Free Close-Up Lens and USB Dock for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

It will be very awkward in the future to have to call a 20 year old lens a “Contemporary” lens. Perhaps Sigma marketing did not zoom far enough in the future when naming these 😉

Improv aside (please only throw organic and biodynamic tomatoes at me), the Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary lens goes for $500 at B&H Photo and it comes with 4% promotional rewards (around $20), along with a free Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and a free Sigma USB Dock including automatically by B&H while this promotion is running (it shows the free items on the individual product pages). Offer ends 5/8/16.

This is available in a stabilized version for the Canon and Nikon and Shiguma SLR mounts, and non-stabilized for the Sony A and Pentax K SLR mounts.

PS: the (C/N/A/P/Si) or similar patterns you see in the post titles are (shockingly perhaps) not the cat typing or me trying to make an obscurely obscure joke. They are abbreviations for the various camera mounts:
+ C = Canon
+ N = Nikon
+ A = Sony Alpha A-mount fka Minolta fka Dyxum fka Maxxum
+ P = Pentax K-mount
+ Si = Sigma SA SLR mount
+ E = Sony E-mount
+ m43 = Micro Four Thirds
+ X = Fuji X mount
+ M = Leica M
+ PL = PL mount
+ CX = Nikon CX 1-System 1-Mistake
+ Q = Pentax Q ~ Star Trek’s Q made them do it
+ 645 = 645

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC for $280 with coupon (C/A/P/E)

Sometimes the initials of camera mounts make up a real word. A cape. You can wear a cape and be a prime superhero with the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC on sale for $280 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo with coupon code MOMDAY16 in the Canon EF, Sony Alpha SLR A-mount, Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount. These are manual focus lenses.

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 & $28 rewards for $699 (C/N/A/Si)

The f2.8 party continues with the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical IF EX DG HSM dropping to $699 with free shipping and $28~ promotional rewards at Adorama in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Sigma SA. Click on the mount tabs below “More Product Options”.

Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime 4-Lens Bundle (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 [C/N/A/E/m43]

There’s enough lenses in this bundle to justify a YouTube “Haul video” 🙂 Four Rokinon Cine DS primes are bundled together for $1900 (technically $1896) with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts and Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mirrornyet mounts… The four lenses are all T1.5, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm… No coupon is needed for this particular offer, but like many of the B&H NAB specials they expire on 4/21/16…

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS for $450 with Coupon (C/N/A/E/M43)

The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS lens is on sale for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code BHNAB16 at checkout. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A SLR mounts and M43rds and Sony E mirrornyet mounts… This coupon, like many of the B&H NAB specials expires on 4/21/16…

Sony Alpha Lens Instant Savings (both DSLR and MirrorNyets)

Another round of manufacturer initiated instant savings promotion (the main form of discounting current prices in the MAP era) is out, this time featuring various Sony Alpha lenses (both DSLR and mirrorless), and you can see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo. This is an “ever scrolling” type of a page, keep clicking the orange “Load More” button to see more options.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD and $130 Rewards for $1100 after $200 MIR [C/N]

For Canon and Nikon DSLR photographers, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD is available for $1100 after a $200 mail-in rebate at B&H Photo and Adorama. It also earns 10% promotional rewards on the purchase price (around $130 to be used on future purchases). So this is a double dip, both a mail-in rebate and promotional rewards.

Note that the Alpha Minolta version is also participating in this promotion but it is not a stabilized (VC) lens.

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary with $20 Rewards and Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens and the Sigma USB Dock for $499 (C/N/A/P/Si)

The name “Contemporary” sounds reasonable now in Sigma’s line-up since it was only recently launched, but twenty years from now, all these lenses will still be called “Contemporary” even though they won’t be so 🙂 Regardless…

… the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens is available bundled with the Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens and the Sigma USB Dock and $20 promotional rewards, all together for $499 with free shipping at Adorama in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax, and Sigma SLR mounts.

Alternately, you can opt for the bundles that include the Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens, but trade the Sigma USB Dock and 4% rewards for a bundle of lens accessories (72mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, lens pouch, tether, and cleaning kit).

Page down on the Adorama search results until you find the mount and combo of interest.

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II PRO & $18 Rewards for $450 [C/N/A]

While the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 is the B&H Photo Daily Deal (ends Tue 11:59pm ET), the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX-II is on sale for $450 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($18~) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts. Offer ends 3/31/16 at 11:59pm ET.

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro Contemporary with Various Extras for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

Zoom-zoom iLC-style! The Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is bundled with a handful of accessories (72mm Essentials Filter Kit, Slinger Lens Pouch, Lens Cap Tether, and Cleaning kit), along with the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens for Contemporary 18-300mm DC Macro HSM Lens, all together for $500 with free shipping at Adorama.

This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Pentax and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Pentax and Sony are not OS. You can switch between the different mount options at Adorama using the “More Buying Options” box below the green “Add to Cart” button. Annotated screenshot of that below:

sigma18300_with_extras

If of all the accessories you only need the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and you instead prefer promotional rewards to use on future purchases, you can get it for $500 with 4% promotional rewards (around $20) at B&H Photo.

Rokinon Cine Lens Sale (18 options) [various mounts]

Also part of the WPPI festivities, B&H Photo has a sale on 18 Rokinon Cine Lenses of different SLR and Mirrorless mounts. The sale includes the “T1.5 Prime Bundle” (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, and M43rds mounts. Sale ends 3/10/16.

10% Rewards on select Tamron Lenses (stackable with Mail-In Rebates)

If you are interested in Tamron lenses and like to shop at B&H Photo, they have 10% Promotional Rewards on select Tamron Lenses. The Rewards are stackable with the Tamron Mail-In Rebates (current iteration expires 4/30/16). The participating lenses are 24-70 f2.8, 18-270 f3.5-6.3, 16-300 f3.5-6.3, and 150-600 f5-6.3. They are available in Canon, Nikon and some in Sony Alpha SLR mounts.

Pre-order Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro VC USD for $650

Of the three new Tamron products announced this week, we finally have one that can actually be pre-orders right now. It’s another stabilized prime, the Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro VC USD, with a modest pre-order price of $650 in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. No mail-in rebates, which many Tamron lenses “suffer” from 🙂 It is available for pre-order in all three mounts at B&H Photo. Shipping charges apply on this pre-order.

No Pre-orders Yet: Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD (C/N/A) [Stabilized!]

If you are a fan of stabilized full frame primes, Tamron wants you! They have revealed the brand new Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD (VC = optical image stabilization), available in the Canon, Nikon and Sony-Minolta-Dyxum SLR mounts. It is not yet available for pre-orders and it does not have a price yet, but it is listed at the B&H Photo website so that’s a step in the right direction. The Tamron press release says “Pricing and delivery will be announced shortly”, but “shortly” is not defined.

No Pre-Orders Yet for new Tamron TAP-In Console (C/N/A)

Tamron is boldly going with a new TAP-In Console that would allow photographers to upgrade the firmware of compatible Tamron lenses on their own using a computer and an internet connection and of course the TAP-in console. This will be available for Tamron Canon EF lenses, and Nikon F lenses, and Sony Minolta A lenses. This product is listed at B&H Photo but it is not available for pre-order as of the time of writing.

In-Stock for $98: Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter

The Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter is currently in-stock and ready to ship for $98 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… The shipping estimate is 2-5 weeks at Amazon, so if you want to receive in a more predictable fashion, B&H has it in-stock nao…