Tokina time now, their 11-16mm f2.8 DX-II lens is on sale for $400 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $16~) at B&H Photo… For many more new specials, check their latest Black Friday specials…
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…
The Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash, for Sony only (the Canon and Nikon are not on sale) is going for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
More superzoom action at the eBay Deals, this time of the SLR kind. The Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM macro lens is currently offered for $230 with free shipping and a four year warranty (1+3) by Adorama’s eBay store in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.
PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, this had been offered a few weeks ago for $250 by Buydig thru the eBay deals.
To the eBay Deals we check-upon where we find Adorama’s official eBay store offering the manufacturer refurbished Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art lens in the four major SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) for $680 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Warranty is a total of four years from the date of purchase (1+3).
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
Rule #4975.34.AV30iiv (0.453 revision) of the Brand Fairness Doctrine requires that every time we mention a Tokina special, we have to match it with a Tamron offer, if nothing else, because those two names are too similarly confusing, at least to newcomers to the world of photography 😉 With that unnecessary introduction out of the way, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD Lens is offered for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate (MIR) plus 4% promotional rewards (= $50~) by B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Minolta Alpha mounts.
The lens party continues at B&H, this time for Nikon DSLR photographers, the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II ATX lens is on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards ( = $16~). The Canon and Sony Minolta Dyxum A-mount also go for $400 but don’t get the 4% promotional rewards.
Zoom-zoom APS-C DSLR-style now as Tamron has a new 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di VC II lens available for pre-order for $250 in the Canon, Nikon and Alpha (the C/N/A in the blog-post title) mounts. You can pre-order them at B&H Photo and Adorama.
You can find this lens added to the tracking page of New Cameras and Lenses of 2015.
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)
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).
This offer expired…
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.