Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary with USB Dock, 72mm Filter, Close-Up Lens, $20 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

Zoom-zoom! The Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Dock, the Sigma 72mm protective filter, the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and $20~ promotional reward for $499 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon, Nikon and Sigma versions get OS while the Sony A and Pentax do not.

Tamron 16-300mm f/.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with $20 rewards and 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 [C/A]

Zoom-zoom now, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (around $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with the Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter, all together for $499 with free shipping in the Canon EF mount and the Sony A mount. The Nikon version is neither on sale, nor it gets a free filter. Sale ends by 5/10/17.

New Tamron Mail-In Rebates on 45/1.8, 24-70/2.8 VC USD [C/N/A]

There’s no doubt Tamron (affectionately called “Tammy” by some) would be Tammy Wynette’s favorite lens manufacturer. which brings us to a new round of mail-in rebates and instant discounts on select lenses, organized by B&H Photo. The lenses are:

+ 45/1.8 Di VC for $499 after $100 MIR
+ 24-70/2.8 Di VC USD for $1100 after $200 MIR
+ 18-200/3.5-6.3 Di II VC for $200
+ they are available in Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR systems
+ they also get 4% promotional rewards

This is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina. I am posting this because I often mistype the two 🙂

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II PZD (Sony A-mount) for $153 after coupon (or $103 after $50 MIR)

UPDATE: The coupon expired, the price is back to $180 or $130 after the $50 mail-in rebate….

More action in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale, the the new condition Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II PZD for Sony A-mount (the Sony version of this lens is not VC) is on sale for $180 plus shipping. Shipping is under $10 for most zipcodes. The lens also has a $50 mail-in rebate from Tamron, which can make it $130 after the $50 MIR.

But wait, there’s more! The lens is eligible for the Sunday-only 15% off Monoprice order coupon FORWARD15 which brings the pre-rebate price down to $153 after coupon. If you submit the mail-in rebate, it will become $103 after mail-in rebate.

These are the last Tamron lenses Monoprice carries, it looks like a clearance sale to get rid of available inventory.

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC US + $48 rewards for $1200 (C/N/A)

We now have a trio of Tamron f2.8 zoom posts, starting with the new condition SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD going for $1200 plus 4% promotional rewards (around $48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. No mail-in rebate on this one. The price you see is the price you pay.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART + 77mm Hoya Filter + Sigma USB Lens Dock + $34 Rewards for $849 (C/N/A/Si)

With the ever-increasing popularity of 35mm FF cameras, the “normal” prime lenses are becoming “normal” again. At the risk of normalizing bad puns, we abandon this joke, and return to the deals. The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Lens Dock AND a 77mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC filter AND 4% promotional rewards (about $34~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo as another one of their WPPI 2017 specials (use your browser’s in-page search feature to look for “Sigma” to see them all). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR systems.

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II for $300 (C/N/A/P)

The used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II LD SP AF mentioned yesterday is long gone, but the new condition is available for a reasonable price for an f2.8 APS-C zoom lens, $300 gets you this lens in the four SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Kraxum). At Adorama you have a choice of 4% promotional rewards or free lens-y accessories, while at B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards. These are new condition with a 6-year Tamron USA warranty.

NOTE: this is the older non-VC (non-stabilized) version.

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD with Freebies for $299 (A/K)

$300 is all it takes for an APS-C f2.8 zoom lens these days. The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD is currently on sale for $299 with free shipping at Adorama in the Sony Alpha Mount (Tiffen filter, Corel software, etc) or the Pentax K-mount with $12 promotional rewards but no other extras. This is not a stabilized model, which partially explains the price difference between it and the “VC” (stabilized; Vibration Correction) model.

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO with Freebies for $499

Zoom-zoom! Adorama is offering the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $499 with free shipping and either 4% promotional rewards or free accessories (filters, NewLeaf warranty, cap leash, etc) in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha DSLR systems. The Sony option has two different free accessory bundles… For more action, check their New Years Sales

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂

Venus 12mm f2.8 lens for $949: In-Stock for N/A/K; Pre-Order for C/E

This is a combo in-stock and pre-order alert for the Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo going for $949 with free shipping. It is now in-stock and ready to ship for the Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K DSLR systems. And it is available for pre-order for Canon EF and Sony E-mount. This is a (35mm) full frame manual focus lens.

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.

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+…

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) 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).

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.

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.

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.

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).