The Sony a99 II 35mm full frame DSLR goes for $3200 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg Amazon itself or Adorama) but if you are comfortable buying DSLRs in used condition from reputable dealers…
… you can get the Sony a99 II body only in “USED – 9 Condition” (shows signs of use but very clean) for $2600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty offered by B&H Photo. The list of included items (as with all the used listings at B&H Photo) can be found under the “In The Box” section further down the right hand side of their website…
As usual, it’s up to you to trade off the price vs condition vs warranty…
The sales keep on coming at B&H Photo! Now it is the new condition Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD going for $949 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. You also earn 4% promotional rewards which comes out to around $36 you can spend in future B&H purchases.
There’s a lot more at the latest Featured Sales, be sure to check them out as I can’t post every single one of them!
If you are not tempted by the latest generation Tamron 150-600mm in the previously mentioned Tamron Solar Eclipse offer for Canon, Nikon and Sony A systems, and you instead prefer the first generation of the lens, without any solar eclipse accessories…
… then you can get the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD for $869 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A systems at B&H Photo (with 4% promotional rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per mount per customer; 5% back for Prime members paying with Prime cards)…
If you want to use the first generation lens for solar eclipse purposes, you can always purchase the appropriate filters and glasses separately. Or Nikon shooters can get the ready-made bundle from B&H Photo (only freebie are the $5 glasses vs buying lens + filter separately).
If you are looking for solar eclipse bundles, B&H Photo has a limited time Tamron promotion that bundles the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens with the Tamron Marumi 95mm DHG ND-100000 Solid Neutral Density 5.0 Solar Eclipse Filter (16.5 Stops) and a 5-pk of solar eclipse glasses, all together for $1499 with free expedited shipping.
The lens goes for $1399 on its own, and the Marumi filter goes for $299 on its own, so you are getting a $200 combined purchase discount. The glasses are just $5, so they are a rounding error considering the price 🙂
The above link points to the Canon version, but this offer is also available for the Sony A version and the Nikon F version.
PRO TIP: if you are not familiar with the B&H Photo website, locate the “In the Box” section on the right hand side of their website, further down, to see what items are included with your purchase. They typically do a great job of showing the accessories by the manufacturer and then the items/accessories that may be included as a bundle or “free with purchase” promotions.
If you don’t want/need the Marumi filter, the lens without the two “solar accessories” is bundled with typical lens-y free accessories at Adorama (Corel software, filter kit, etc).
An 18-300mm lens is going to be the definition of a compromise, so it’s up to you to decide where you draw the line on convenience and flexibility and such. Which brings us to the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary on sale for $399 with free shipping and extras depending on retailer. The lens is available in the five surviving SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sigma SA).
At B&H Photo, you get the Sigma 72mm Protector Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $16).
At Adorama you get a ProOptic 72mm filter kit, a lens pouch, a lens cap tether, and a cleaning kit.
The Rokinon Lens Coupon Party continues with the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 at Amazon. After the clip-on coupon is factored in, the prices drop to $207 in Pentax K, $232 in Canon and Fuji X, and M43rds, and $240 in Sony A and Sony E and Olympus Four Thirds, and $263 in Canon AE and Nikon AE.
The Nikon and Samsung NX options are sold out and cannot be ordered. Offer expires 7/11/17 PM (or earlier for any options that sell out and cannot be ordered).
Coupons for groceries are common. Coupons for lenses, not so much. But they do exist. Right now. At Amazon, there is a clip-on coupon (no code to enter, just click to clip the coupon to your Amazon account), that gets you $25 off the current price of the Rokinon 8mm f2.5 Fisheye lens. Amazon itself must needs be the seller for the coupon to work. After the coupon is factored in, it makes the Canon EF drop to $175, the Nikon F drop to $204, the Pentax K drops to $244, and the Sony Alpha drops to $254. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.
If you are not familiar with these, here’s a screenshot of what to look out for:
UPDATE: the non-HD Canon version has its own 20% off clip-on coupon, bringing the price of the Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye from $200 down to $160. Coupon expires 7/11/17.
Lenses can have baby, and once they start doing so, they start multiplying like bunnies. Which brings us to a new Lensbunny, oops, I mean, Lensbaby, it is the Velvet 85mm f1.8 with a pre-order price of $500 and available in eight different systems, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, and …Samsung NX.
They are available for pre-order at Adorama and at B&H Photo.
Neewer is not the only one making 3rd-party flashes 🙂 The Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash is on sale for a limited time for $299 with expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon, and Sony systems at B&H Photo as one of their many Featured Sales…
It’s Tamron time! Good until 11:59pm ET tonight, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR systems is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (about $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with a FREE 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and zoom through.
This limited time sale ended…
Put on some Tammy Wynette because it’s Tamron time! The 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD IF MACRO is on sale for $399 with free shipping in the Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Paxum mount, and $439 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax systems. You also get 4% promotional rewards. This ends Friday night at B&H Photo.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
This lens is sold-out and cannot be ordered any more (removed from their website; GONE; TOAST!)
Continue reading “(SOLD OUT) Tamron AF 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di-II for $80 + S&H (Sony A-mount)”
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.
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.
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 🙂
For a limited time only, the Bower 35mm f1.4 Lens in the Sony A mount is on sale for $279 with free shipping and handling at B&H Photo… For more action, check their Featured Sales…
$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.
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 🙂
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.
This offer expired…
This was not teased last night in the Amazon Gold Box but it’s running right now, good until Friday 3am Eastern, you can get the new condition Rokinon FE14M-S 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Sony Alpha A-mount SLR lens for $239 with free shipping, with a limit of one per customer.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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+…
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+…
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+…
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.
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…
Continue reading “(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…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Refurbished Sony VGC77AM Vertical Grip for $126”
This Prime day promotion expired with three of the four mounts effectively selling out before expiration…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS for $900 (C/N/A/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.
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.
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…