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…

Sony LAEA3 (A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter) for $98

The Sony LAEA3 (A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter) with tripod mount is currently on sale for $98 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

10% promotional rewards on select Tamron Lenses [stackable with mail-in rebates] (C/N/A)

B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards on select Tamron lenses (24-70, 70-200, 16-300, 150-600) in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, along with the 150-600 in the Sony Alpha-Minolta. These are the first nine lenses shown in the B&H Photo Tamron specials page. The rest of the lenses in the grid-list have 4% or no promotional rewards.

The promotional rewards are in addition and stackable with the Tamron mail-in rebates. The promotional rewards are from B&H Photo. The mail-in rebates are from Tamron.

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

The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X PRO DX-II lens, in the Canon, Nikon and Sony-Alpha-Minolta SLR mounts is currently on sale for $450 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($18~) at B&H Photo. No mail-in rebates.

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD macro + $63 Rewards for $500 after $130 mail-in rebate [C/N/A]

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 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD + $130 Rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR [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).

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens + $150 Rewards for $1400 after $100 MIR (C/N/A)

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.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD + $107 Rewards for $950 after $120 MIR (C/N/A)

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.

This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount and Sony Alpha Minolta SLR mount (not stabilized/VC).

Sigma EF-610 DG and 2% rewards for $225 (C/N/A/P/Si)

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.

Tamron 24-70/2.8 Di VC USD with 10% rewards for $1100 after $200 MIR (C/N/A)

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 50mm f1.4 DG ART w/Next Day for $850 (C/N/A/Si)

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…

Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS APO with $48 rewards for $1200 (C/N/A/Si)

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

Rokinon Lens Sale (six options, four are Cine T1.5)

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

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS for $570 (C/N/A/Si)

The Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS macro lens is now on sale for $569 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon, Sony-Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Tamron 16-300mm Di VC PZD and 10% Rewards for $500 after $130 MIR (C/N/A)

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.

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $400 (C/N/A/P/S)

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)…

Rokinon 14/2.8 (EF) for $240 [E- for $250; rest for $280]

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.

New to US market: Sony a68 SLT coming in early 2016

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

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART for $850 (plus 150-600 offers)

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.