EU Prime Day Camera Gear: Canon, Sony, Pentax, Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Panasonic S5, Storage, Etc

It’s already Prime Day in Europe and at the Amazon Germany website there’s among others a Canon gear sale that includes the 90D, the G3X, and lenses of different kinds (EF, EF-S, EF-M, RF)… A total of nine options is available as of the time of writing…

But that’s not all! There’s also a big (two page) Sony-priority camera gear sale that includes various Sony lenses, the RX100 III, the 7R II body only, lenses from Samyang, Zeiss Batis, Pentax (eg 50/1.8 SMC DA for 100 euro), and Tamron, Panasonic S5, Steiner binos, and more!

There’s also a sale of action cameras and drones

Next up we have the Storage Sale that includes Sandisk SD and microSD, Samsung, Lexar, Axe and more, three pages of them! There’s even some CompactFlash UDMA7 of the Lexar kind!

The interesting thing with Prime, even if you live in a country that does not get Prime delivery (eg within the scope of Amazon Germany), you can still sign up for the 30-day Prime free trial and get the sale price. But you won’t get the free shipping benefits or any of the other DRM-restricted benefits (video, ebooks, etc)…

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II VC LD SP for $369 [N]

To the Adorama daily deals we go, with this round running until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II VC LD SP for $369 in Nikon F mount only

+ Lexar CFExpress Type-B with Lexar reader included
+ 128GB to 512GB options, $180 to $550

Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD w/FREE Tripod Collar Mount and 64GB SDXC for $399 [C/N]

Hooray-hooray, it-iz-a-LENS-DAY at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD for Canon EF or Nikon F for $399 bundled with a Tamron tripod collar mount and a 64GB Fuji SDXC memory card
+ the freebies are included automagically by Adorama during the promotion

+ Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video LED Light with Soft Box, Adapter for $67~

+ Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE – 35mm Film & Slide Scanner for $399

+ this is Blog-Typo-Certified (TM) to be Tamron, not Tokina πŸ˜‰

Monday: Tamron 17-50/2.8 Di-II VC LD for $399 [C/N], Manfrotto, Lowepro, GVM, Sony OLED, Etc

Hooray, hooray, not because it’s Monday but because it is a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals, seven of them, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out)… The flash deals, as usual, last only a few hours each…

+ Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II VC LD IF SP AF for $399 in your choice of Canon or Nikon APS-C DSLR systems
+ this Blog-Typo-Certified (TM) to be a Tamron, not a Tokina

+ Manfrotto Gimbal 460 Pro Kit for $400 after a whooping $350 off automatic in-cart coupon

+ GVM 560AS Bi-Color LED Studio Video 3-Panel Light Kit for $250 with FREE GVM softbox automatically included by B&H during the promotion

+ Lowepro Passport Sling III (Black) for $34

+ Anton Bauer Go 90 Battery (V-Mount) for $180 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ refurbished TP-Link Archer A6 AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router for $27

+ Amazfit Bip S Multi-Sport GPS Smartwatches for $70 minus 35% off automatic in-cart coupon [can’t do the head-math correctly at this point of/in time LOL]

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Connect Video Aluminum Monopod with Flip Locks, 3-Leg Base, and S4 PRO Head for $170

+ flash deal starts 12pm ET: Sony A8H 65″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV
+ price before sale $1998

UPDATE #1: among the Monday 3/22/21 Woot daily deals you can find:

+ Snaptain drones, $18 to $115 under “Electronics”

+ refurbished 12″ Surface PRO (i5, 128GB) for $450 under “Computers”

+ 5.11 Rush Tactical Backpacks, $81 to $133, under “Clearance”
+ no relation to the Canadian friends that go by the name RUSH but if you buy this, you may feel like a …new world man πŸ˜‰

UPDATE #2: for those in Germany [appears to have a licensing restriction], Amazon Germany is having a sale of prepaid Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions, three options, 93 to 460 euro-dollars… There’s also a DJI Mavic Mini Drone bundle for 400 euro…

Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD w/Tripod Collar and 64GB SDXC for $399 [OR ADD Vanguard Tripod for +$30] {C/N}

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until 10am ET on Wednesday (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD with Tamron Tripod Collar and 64GB Fuji SDXC card for $399 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD with Tamron Tripod Collar and 64GB Fuji SDXC card AND Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head for $429 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ this is double-checked, it is indeed Tamron, not Tokina πŸ™‚

+ Joby GripTight PRO Smartphone Mount for $17

+ CLAR Venus 5″ On-Camera RGB LED Light for $79

Pre-order new Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD for $799 [E]

Sony E fans, in mid-January 2021 you can have in your hands a brand new f2.8 zoom lens for the APS-C E system! That’s when the estimate is for the release of the just-announced Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens. It has a pre-order price of $799 and already B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders

Interesting decision to release a brand new APS-C lens in a world where full frame E-system cameras are close in price to the higher tier APS-C E-system cameras. But for those who are bought into the APS-C E-system, certainly having a compact(er) f2.8 17-70mm (25-105mm eq) lens can be quite tempting

Thursday at Amazon Germany: Pentax KP, K70, Tamron, Etc

Thursday’s Amazon Germany Gold Box deals are here. Some of them are good for the day only, others continue during the Black-Cyber time period. Among them:

+ Pentax K70 body only for 450 euro

+ Pentax KP body only for 643 euro

+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD (IF) for Pentax K-mount for 210 euro

+ trio of Sony E-system zoom lenses

+ AmazonBasics 840D polyster cross camera bag for 24 euro

+ 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography Plan) for 88 euro

+ Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro for 60 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for 250 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus for 218 euro

+ Sandisk storage sale (SD, microSD, flash drives)

+ Sony RX100 IV but it seems to be in and out

+ Canon ZoeMini C instant digital camera for 57 euro

+ lots of camera and photo accessories including Joby, Lowepro, Manfrotto and National Geographic

PS: all prices in this post (and other EU deal posts) are obviously in euro but out of habit I may sometimes write the price in “$” instead πŸ™‚

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for $1199 with Choice of FREEbies (Tripod or TAP-IN Console, Filters) [C/N]

Zoom with your feet has its limits, unless you have Inspector Gadget type of feet. For other occasions, there’s big zoom lenses, such as the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens which is currently on sale and with freebies at various authorized dealers. This is available for the Canon EF and Nikon F DSLR systems. The sale price is $1198 but you also have a choice of free accessories included:

+ at B&H Photo you get the Tamron TAP-IN console and a B&W 95mm UV Haze MRC filter
+ Nikon only: or if you don’t need the extra accessories and you want to optimize for a lower price, B&H has it USED for $943 in “Used – Condition 9” (minor scuffs and surface marks)

+ at Adorama, this listing has a freebie that is the Vanguard Vesta 203AGH 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with GH-45 Pistol Grip Head ($60 on its own)
+ after all, there’s only so many Tamron TAP-In consoles one can have πŸ™‚
+ or with free accessories (lens filters and software), or look in the options on the same listing for an option with the Gobe 95mm filter

Monday: Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD for $379 [C/N], Manfrotto, Reikan Lens Cal, Etc

Hooray, hooray, Monday 11/23/20 [one week before Cyber Monday] is LENS DAY once again at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD for $379 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Manfrotto Street Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLR/CSC (Green and Gray) for $50
+ nice all ages type of color and style

+ Vanguard Manfrotto Street Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLR/CSC (Green and Gray) for $65

+ Reikan FOCAL PRO lens calibration for $90
+ pixel calibrator-peepers of the world, unite and take over!

+ GenAray Contender LED Spot Focusing Light with Battery Module Kit (Bi-Color) for $249

+ 3pk LuxLi Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light for $529

+ 12TB Glyph Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive for $350
+ back in our time we had floppy disk with a glorious 1KB of storage, you spoiled 21st century brats πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal: Ruggard Memory Card Case for 6 CF Cards for $7
+ next flash deal: Pelican 1525 AirNF Carry-On Case (Orange) [price before sale $153]

UPDATE: at the Woot dailies under “Electronics” there’s the RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank (two output ports and a flashlight) going for $12 for Prime members and $14 for everybody else. Power input is via micro-USB, which makes for good deals since a lot of people want to go with USB-C these days…

If you have any pending or procrastinated studio or home improvement projects, the Monday NewEgg dailies include a $100 Lowes gift card for $90, that’s a 10% off discount right there!

UPDATE #2: on the tech gear/gifts front, Adorama is including for FREE a 20,000 MaH Energizer powerbank and the obligatory cleaning cloth when you buy the new US-warranty Sony WH 1000X M4 headphones for $278 with free US shipping in your choice of color scheme. I hear, some people tell me, rumor has it, this might be even better than BOSE when it comes to noise cancelling πŸ™‚

Pre-order new Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di-III RX [Sony E]

One more zoom-zoom lens option is coming soon for you Sony E-shooters! Tamron has just revealed their brand new 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for the Sony E-system, and it is available for pre-ordering for $729 at B&H Photo et al…

PS: I have double-checked, this is indeed Tamron, not Tokina [because I often get them confused]

Pre-order Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD for $1199 [Sony FE]

Going 35mm full frame has brought the Sony FE system additional lenses. Hot off the e-presses is a brand new Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD lens for the Sony E system only, with a pre-order price of $1199 at B&H Photo. No exact release estimate yet…

More details on the lens at the B&H Explora blog

Tamron f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Sony E Primes for $299 each with FREE B+W Filter [choice of 20, 24, 35mm]

If you are part of the Sony E system and you want to add some f2.8 prime lenses to your lens-arsenal, B&H Photo is having a Tamron for Sony E-lenses sale for $299 with free US shipping per lens, with a free B+W UV Haze filter and a Zeiss cleaning kit included by B&H automatically while this promotion is running.

The three lenses participating in the sale, $299 each, are:

  • 20mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  • 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  • 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

Tamron 35mm f1.4 Di USD SP with FREE Tap-In, B+W Filter for $699 [C/N]

If you prefer a zoom to a body-builder zoom lens, then the Tamron instant savings have you covered as well. Their 35mm f1.4 Di USD SP lens is on sale for $699 with free US shipping in your choice of Canon or Nikon SLR systems at B&H Photo and B&H is including three free items with purchase while this promotion is running:

  • Tamron TAP-IN Console for Canon or Nikon (depending on lens purchase)
  • B+W 72mm UV Haze MRC filter
  • Zeiss lens cleaning kit

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 SP with FREE Tap-In, B+W Filter for $1199 [C/N]

If you are looking for a 150-600mm lens for your Canon or Nikon SLR systems, thanks to a new instant savings promotion, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 SP for $1199 with free US shipping AND three free items included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running:

  • Tamron TAP-IN Console for Canon or Nikon (depending on lens purchase)
  • B+W 95mm UV Haze MRC filter
  • Zeiss lens cleaning kit

PS: mayhaps the only time when the Zeiss branded product is the lowest priced in a photographic bundle πŸ™‚

Last Call on Instant Savings Promotions from Canon, Fuji, Zeiss, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Sigma, Tamron

B&H Photo is having a last call on the current instant savings promotions as we get into 2020 and CES mania. Too many cameras and lenses to list individually. You can browse through the aforelinked page or filter it over there, or use the manufacturer-specific links below:

+ Zeiss lenses: 68 options, Planar, Batis, Loxia, Milvus, Biogon, etc

+ Canon instant savings: DSLRs, mirrorless, lenses, accessories, (make-every-shot-a-)Powershots, etc

+ Fujifilm instant savings: X-series mirrorless cameras, X-series rawsumers (fixed lens cameras with RAW), lenses, medium format, etc
+ now that the X-system has been around for a while we are seeing more body-only promotions even for more entry-level cameras, for example the X-T100 body only goes for $349 with free accessories
+ or with 15-45mm and extras for $399
+ it’s hard not to fall in love photographically with those X-T cameras!

+ Sony Instant Savings with E-system APS-C and full frame cameras and lenses, camcorders, Cybershots, flashes and related accessories

+ Olympus Instant Savings with M43rds cameras and lenses, fixed lens cameras, and related accessories

+ Nikon Instant Savings with mirrorless Z-system, APS-C and full frame DSLRs and lenses, related accessories and the occasional Coolpix mixed in for good measure

+ Sigma Instant Savings with lenses for DSLR and mirrorless systems, accessories, etc with a total of 90 options offered

+ Tamron instant savings with 25 options including their two f2.8 PRO zooms and a mix of primes and zooms for all budgets
+ lenses only available for Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR systems

Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $899 [C/N]

It’s a great day for wide zoom freedom pronounced prophetically Pink Floyd. It is the Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD SP going for $899 in your choice of Canon or Nikon, for a limited time, at B&H Photo. Used options currently start at $644 depending on system…

Wedn: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di XR SP [C/N] for $369

It’s “The Return of the Lenses” playing at the B&H daily deals movie theater and Canon and Nikon (and mount adapter) photographers have a chance until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) to grab the new condition Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di SP for $369 with free US shipping. Note that this is not a stabilizer (VC) lens.

The other three daily deals:

+ InterFit S1N AC/DC HSS TTL Monolight with FREE TTL remote (Canon or Nikon or Sony) for $380
+ AC/DC vinyl records and t-shirts NOT included

+ LenOvo 13.3″ IdeaPad 730S Laptop for $599
+ Core i7-8565U Quad, 16GB LPDDR3, 512GB PCIe SSD, 13.3″ 1920 x 1080 IPS, Intel UHD Graphics 615, etc

+ various CoreSWX charger options, $570 to $1400

EU: Tamron 60mm f2.8 Di II Macro (Nikon) for 339 euro

More lens discounting in the European Union, Amazon Germany is also offering the new condition Tamron 60mm f2.8 Di II Macro in the Nikon mount for 339 euro with free shipping in Germany-Austria. Limit up to three per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by Amazon Germany itself… The other mount options go for more…

KEH coupon: 10% off select 3rd-Party Lenses (including ZEISS, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Voigtlander, Roki-Samyang, Etc) [ends Wedn PM]

KEH Camera fans, you have another coupon promotion! Using coupon code LENS9A you get 10% off on select Third Party Lenses until Wednesday night at 9/25/19 at 11:59pm eastern.

Excluded are NEW condition, “USED – Like New” condition lenses. Also excluded are Leica-branded lenses.

Participating brands include ZEISS-ZEISS Baby (okay, Zeiss) with 79 lenses, Tamron with 161 lenses, Tokina with 85, Shiguma with 282 lenses, Voigtlander with 17 lenses, Rokinon + Samyang with 78 total, Mitakon, Kiron, Promaster, Quantaray and many more you can see using the left-hand side filters at the Promotional Page over there…

AS usual, you can test the coupon code in the shopping cart – it is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon code after all…

Friday (EU): Ten Samyang Primes, Seven Tamron Zooms, 20+ Printers, Panasonic GX800 w/12-32, Etc

And now something with the pre-Brexit sufferers! Among the Friday Amazon Germany gold-box deals du jour there is a Tamron and Samyang lens sale with a number of Rollei-branded camera accessories (including one action cam and a 3-axis gimbal] on sale as well as a lone camera, the Panasonic GX800 with 12-32mm going for 320 euro. There’s also a few Panasonic camcorders.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, there’s ten Samyang primes, seven Tamron zooms [maybe they divided the lens turf for this daily deal], and there’s a Wallimex 14mm f2.8 for 259 euro hiding in their mix.

When you scroll further into the amazon.de gold box you will also find a big printer sale. Again too many to list here individually, there are over 20 printers from different brands (Canon, HP, Epson, Kyocera [lasers]) along with various inks and photo-papers. Some of the options are bundles of the above.

EU: Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 Di LD Macro for 90 euro [C] or 100 [N/A]

If you are a fan of unstabilized zoom lenses, the new condition Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro is on sale for 90 euro in the Canon DSLR system and for 100 euro in the Nikon system (motorized) or in the Sony-Minolta A mount… Limit up to two units per customer at the sale price… This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The Pentax K is not available…

Wedn: Tamron 150-600/5-6.3 Di VC [C/N] for $779 {also Dracast, Atomos, Surface} [updated]

One of the benefits of the Canon-Nikon systems is the abundance of third-party lenses from the Japanese trio (TamTokSig), offering more affordable alternatives to the “canon” system lenses. Which brings us to the Wednesday B&H Photo daily deals, headlined by the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens offered for $779 with free shipping in your choice of Canon or Nikon systems…

PS: this is certified to be a Tamron lens {that’s because I often confuse/mistype Tamron and Tokina ~ they share four of the six letters in their respective names}

Also participating in the deals du jour is the Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $199 and three bundles of the Atomos Shogun Inferno 7″ ranging from $995 to $1195…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, at Best Buy they are offering the new condition 12.3″ Microsoft Surface PRO (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) with a keyboard included for $649 with free shipping or store pickup… There are enough Surface products now (and that’s before the foldables and the smartphone-type-things arrive) to warrant a visit to the Wikipedia page to sort them all out. We’ve already had six generations of the tablet, and two of each of the laptop and the “Book” and the Studio and three of the Surface Hub…

Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD with FREE Silk PRO II Tripod for $599 [C/N]

It’s Tammy time! No, not Tammy Wynette, but Tamron! Their new condition Tamron 70-210mm f4 DI VC USD DSLR lens is bundled with
the FREE Slik Pro II Tripod (with Ball Head & Case, gunmetal finish), all together going for $599 with free shipping at Adorama in your choice of Nikon system or Canon system.

No coupon, no rebate; just add to cart and proceed to checkout. During this promotion, the free Silk tripod is mentioned and included automatically by Adorama. If you don’t see the offer mentioned at the aforelinked pages, it means the promotion expired. Screenshot below if you are not familiar with the way Adorama does these type of offers…

Tue (B&H): Eneloop, E-Image, Etc [also Tamron 150-600 (N) ends 9am ET]

Cyber Monday is over and Tuesday is here. But Tuesday doesn’t have a cutesy name, so I proclaim it “Cider Tuesday” πŸ˜‰ Good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday at the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ ends 9am ET flash deal: Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD for $799 in Nikon only
+ Canon EF and Sonya (Sony A) is $899
+ this is indeed Tamron, not Tokina [I often get them confused]

+ loopy for Eneloop – the Eneloop CC55 Quick Charger Kit for $35: 4-slot charger, 9 AA, 4 AAA

+ E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head for $159

+ CamRanger mini wireless transmitter for $150

+ audio-related products from Marantz, Auray and Sennheier

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 SP AF XR Di LD for $399 [K/A]

It’s f2.8 PRO zoom but without breaking the bank! For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 SP AF XR Di LD (model A09) for $399 with free shipping in the Pentax K and the Sony Alpha DSLR systems. Finally a sale that focuses on the non-big-market-share mounts… The Pentax version earns 4% promotional rewards (around $16 to be used in future B&H purchases)… Offer ends 11/15/19 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out…

Pre-order new Tamron 18-270 Di II VC PZD [C/N]

Speaking of pre-ordering, another Tamron superzoom lens is now available for pre-ordering, it is the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD going for $350 in your choice of Nikon or Canon DSLR systems at B&H Photo

(ENDED) Tamron 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD for $350 [C/N]

This eBay flash coupon promotion expired…

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Tamron lenses on sale with FREE Hoya Filters and Rewards

Among the many lenses on sale are select Tamron lenses that are on sale, they have 4% promotional rewards, and get a free Hoya UV Haze NXT HCM filter. The lenses are the 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $800 and the 45mm f1.8 Di VC for $399, and the 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro for $549 available in the systems they are available in (LOL).

Not getting a free Hoya filter but participating in the Tamron mail-in rebates are a handful of big Tamron zooms. The mail-in rebate promotion expires March 3rd, which is much closer than it sounds because February is a short month.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC US with two FREE Hoya UV Haze Filters and $36 rewards for $799 [C/N]

Not one but TWO Hoya lens filters you get for FREE when you purchase the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards (around $36 to be spent in the future at B&H). The lens is available in either Canon or Nikon. The two free Hoya lens filters included automatically by B&H during this promotion are:

+ Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
+ Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter

No Pre-Orders Yet: new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Sony E Full Frame)

Perhaps as a sign of the times, along with the new 70-210mm f4 Di VC, Tamron has announced the development of a new temptation for mirrorless! It is the brand new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for the 35mm full frame Sony E system. The lens is not available for pre-ordering yet (it doesn’t have a price attached to it) but B&H Photo has created a product page for it with the information revealed so far by Tamron.

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order new Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD [C/N]

F4 constant aperture zooms are often trade-offs many photographers are willing to make over f2.8 constant aperture zooms. And Tamron is back with a new one, the Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD is available in the Canon and Nikon systems with a starting price of $800, available for pre-ordering as such at B&H Photo and Adorama

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD with FREE Hoya 82mm Filter + $32 Rewards for $799 [C/N]

I couldn’t decide between a tummy and a Tammy Wynette intro for this deal, so let’s just pretend I wrote something funny and move on to the deal πŸ™‚

The new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens is bundled with a FREE Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards (about $32 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon or Nikon systems.

Note that the lens on sale is the first generation. The latest model is the G2 from Tamron which goes for $1199 in Canon and Nikon (without rewards or free Hoya filter).

I’m sure Pentax and Sony A shooters would love an $800 lens of this kind as well but is only a Canikon lens πŸ™ At least the Pentax 24-70mm f2.8 is $1100, unlike Canon and Nikon who double or triple that amount.

Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di-II BIM for $379 [C/N]

It’s a Song of Tamron and Fire! The new condition Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI-II BIM (motorized) lens is currently on sale for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and via 3rd-parties at Amazon in your choice of Canon or Nikon dSLR systems. The Sony and Pentax versions remain at $500.

(ENDED) Tamron 24-70 f2.8 Di VC USD with FREE 82mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $799 [C/N]

All these Monday offers expired…

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD with FREE Hoya Filter and $36 Rewards for $899 [C/N]

If you don’t want/need the latest model (the second generation G2 lens), the first generation, new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD is on sale for $899 with free expedited shipping in the Nikon system and Canon system, along with a FREE Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $36 to be used in future B&H purchases).

For more B&H action, check their continually updated CES 2018 Pre-ordering page

Refurbished Tamron Lenses (14 options)

It turns out there are more refurbished Tamron lenses at Adorama. As of the time of writing, 14 options are available in various combinations of lens and system. Most of them are zooms, except for the 90mm. You can use the listing options over there at Adorama to filter by price or mount. Prices range from $180 to $899. They get a 90-day warranty.

As usual, price-check the lenses if you are not familiar with their price range, as sometimes the new vs refurbished vs used prices may not be in-sync or appropriately staircases. Don’t forget to also price-check at KEH Camera which offers a 180-day warranty.

Note also that Tamron offers a six year warranty on new condition Tamron USA lenses, so that’s something to factor in the price difference if you are a fan of included manufacturer warranties.

Refurbished Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 DI LD for $534 (Sony A)

In new condition, the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI LD (IF) Macro lens goes for $769 in the four major DSLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A) at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo.

But if you are comfortable with refurbished, the Sony Alpha version is available in refurbished by Tamron condition at Adorama for $534 with free shipping and a 90-day Tamron USA warranty.

Refurbished lenses are NOT eligible for the Tamron Lens VIP Owner program.

New Tamron $100 Mail-In Rebates: 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1099 after MIR or 150-600 Di VC USD G2 for $1199 after MIR

A new year is here, and Tamron has launched a new round of $100 mail-in rebates running from 12/31/17 until 3/3/18 for each of the following two lenses:

Tamron 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1099 after $100 MIR
+ Amazon itself in Canon EF and Nikon F for $1099 after $100 MIR

+ $1199 after $100 MIR at B&H Photo and Adorama (C/N on same listing)

Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for $1199 after $100 MIR
+ Amazon itself in Canon mount and Nikon mount for $1199 after $100 MIR
+ $1299 after $100 MIR for the Sony A mount

+ the price is $1299 after the $100 MIR at Adorama with FREE 95mm UV filter and $56 rewards and B&H Photo with $56 rewards (C/N/A on same listing)

+ the Sony A is NOT stabilized (not VC)

Rebate details
If buy from a retailer that has an open marketplace like Amazon, make sure Amazon itself is the seller. If buying from retailers that also sell imported, and used and refurbished, make sure the version you buy is new condition with Tamron USA warranty.

See rebate details in PDF file.

Speaking of Tamron, they have launched a new VIP Lens Owner program

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD + $36 Rewards for $899 [C/N]

F2.8 PRO zoom lens time now! Adorama is offering the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for $899 with free shipping and $36~ promotional rewards for a limited time in the Nikon F system and the Canon EF system. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed to checkout. The Sony A version is not on sale.

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with FREE Hoya 67mm UV Filter and $20 rewards for $499 [C/N, A {no VC}]

The other Tamron lens that has joined the B&H Photo 2-Day Sale is the new condition Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO going for $499 with free expedited shipping and a FREE Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter along with 4% ($20~) promotional rewards in Canon, Nikon, and Sony A systems. The Canon and Nikon are VC (stabilized) while the Sony A is not.

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC for $199 with $8 rewards [C/N, A {no VC}]

This is the first of three lenses that are hitching a ride on the B&H Photo 2-Day Sale, it is the new condition Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC going for $199 with free expedited shipping and with 4% promotional rewards ($8~) in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A mounts. The Canon and Nikon are VC (stabilized), the Sony A is not.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 with FREE TAP-in Console and $52 rewards for $1299 [C/N] {corrected}

CORRECTED 12/30/17 at 10pm ET
The new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 going for $1299 with free expedited shipping along with a FREE Tamron TAP-in Console and 4% ($52~) promotional rewards in the Canon and Nikon.

The Sony A version is not VC, and it does not get a free TAP-IN console.

New Tamron VIP Club includes Discounts and other Benefits

It’s Tamron Wynette time! They have just revealed a brand new annualized membership club for Tamron lens owners, the Tamron VIP Club. The virtual club has three membership tiers, depending on how many Tamron lenses you have purchased and registered since May 2011.

The deadline for participating in the 2018 club year is January 15 in 2018. You must register by then a minimum of FOUR Tamron lenses to get in at the SILVER tier. If you register FIVE or more, you are at the GOLD tier, and six or more make you a PLATINUM member.

These are actually practical and tangible benefits!

TAMRON SILVER TIER

  • $50 bonus rebate towards any Tamron lens
  • 10% off non-warranty repair
  • Tamron Magazine mailed three times a year
  • unspecified “Welcome Gift”
  • membership card with lanyard
  • VIP member contests
  • 50% off a Tamron event ticket (Summit excluded)

TAMRON GOLD TIER

  • includes all SILVER tier benefits with the following adjustments
  • $75 bonus rebate instead of $50
  • two Tamron Event discounted tickets instead of one
  • FREE Tamron t-shirt
  • Free pass to one Tamron event (excludes summit)
  • new benefits to this tier are in bold

TAMRON PLATINUM TIER

  • includes all GOLD tier benefits with the following adjustments
  • $100 bonus rebate instead of $75/$50
  • Tamron LL Bean vest
  • Free 2-week lens loaners (if available, with signed loaner agreement)
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on any new lens purchase from year of Club induction
  • Free shipping on repairs (Tamron USA will send a pre-paid shipping label to receive your lens)
  • Tamron Photo Tips Hotline
  • Invitation to a Tamron Workshop Summit
  • option to maybe get profiled on their website
  • 20% discount on non-warranty repair instead of 10%
  • free pass to two Tamron events instead of one
  • new benefits to this tier are in bold

RESTRICTIONS and ELIGIBILITY

The membership tiers will be assessed once per year. On subsequent years, VIP Club membership status will be announced to all Members on February 15 of each year, with the registration deadline being January 15 of the same year.

Not every lens qualifies towards the minimum of four for the VIP tiers. Per their website, and this is my interpretation of their rules:

  • only Tamron model lenses that were current at the time of purchase count towards the tiers. Current lenses are listed on the Tamron USA website at tamron-usa.com
  • Teleconverters and Tap-In Console are not considered Eligible Purchases
  • Multiple purchases of same lens model, even if different mounts, are not considered Eligible Purchases
  • Each Member must own his/her own unique Tamron model lens
  • Grey market, open stock, and refurbished lenses are NOT eligible purchases
  • Only new and current Tamron lenses purchased from an authorized Tamron USA retailer are eligible purchases

Prime Credit Cards Only: Buy Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for $450, Get $90 Statement Credit

Select Pentax gear are not the only ones eligible for the 20% off Prime Credit Card Statement Credit promotion. There’s a Tamron lens as well, available in either the Canon or Nikon DSLR system.

The new condition Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD goes for $450 at Adorama and B&H Photo with 4% promotional rewards.

The same price is available at Amazon by Amazon itself. If you pay for this with either one of the Prime credit cards, you will get a 20% statement credit, which is $90 in this case!

This is a limited time offer! You can find details and all the eligible products through the Prime 20% Statement Credit offer page.

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD w/$16 Rewards for $399 [C/N/A]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF is on sale for $399 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($16~ to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and also at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon at both places. The Pentax K version is not only, while the Sony Alpha is on sale but only at B&H Photo.

Used Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC for $125 [C]

The popularity of superzoom digital cameras also fueled a parallel superzoom lens “zoom ratio war”. If instead you prefer a more modest, old-school superzoom ratio, the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC goes for $199 in new condition, or you can get it for $179 manufacturer refurbished at Adorama.

If you are a Canon shooter and if you are looking to save a sizeable chunk of that, thanks to the 20% off in-cart promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals, you can get this camera in USED – Very Good condition for $124~ with free shipping after the in-cart discount. There are multiple listings of this, so price may drop over time. Remember, AWD offers a 30-day return policy, but makes no warranty promises.

If you are looking for something in-between those two options, the Nikon version is available in USED EX+ condition (Excellent plus) at KEH Camera for $149 plus shipping. And if you buy it before 12/31/17, you get a 365-day warranty instead of the usual 180-day.

Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD with Hoya 67mm UV NXT HMC Filter and $16 rewards for $399 [C/N]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and it gets a FREE Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter ($38 value), along with 4% promotional rewards (around $16 to be spent in the future B&H). The Sony A version is backordered and cannot be ordered at this time.

Adorama has all three options in-stock and orderable for $399 with $16 promotional rewards but no free Hoya lens filter.

Amazon has them for $399 as well but no promotional rewards. However, if you pay with the Prime VISA credit card, you get 5% cashback (around $20 in your statement).

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 with Tamron TAP-IN Console and $52 Rewards for $1299 [C/N]

On the weightlifter’s zoom front, B&H Photo is offering the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for $1299 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $52 to be used in future B&H purchases), and a free item depending on mount:

+ Canon or Nikon: FREE Tamron TAP-in Console
+ Sony Alpha: B+W 95mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter

If you are not interested in the Tamron TAP-in console, Adorama is bundling it with lens-y accessories (filter kit and such and Corel software).

Speaking of Adorama and lenses, here’s a blended list of 840+ lenses that currently have various promotions on them.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $799 [C/N, A [no VC])

Big zoom action now, B&H Photo is offering for a limited time the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for $799 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems, and without VC (optical image stabilization) for the Sony A system.

No coupons, no rebates, this is a straight up sale, add to cart and proceed to checkout!

Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC for $199 [C/N; A {non-VC}]

Zoom-zoom on a budget! The new condition Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC is now on sale for $199 with free shipping and $8~ promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo. No rewards at Amazon but if you are a Prime member paying with a Prime VISA or Store Card, you get $10~ back as a statement credit.

The “VC” version is available in Canon and Nikon, while the Sony Alpha is a non-VC.