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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…
This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…
This Prime day promotion expired with three of the four mounts effectively selling out before expiration…
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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:
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.
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!
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
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.
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”.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.