Sunday: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $979 [E], Etc

Get your e-wallets ready, Lenz Dayz are back at the B&H Photo daily deals, this set running until Sunday 5/15/22 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Stroboframe Camera Flip Bracket for $18

+ Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for Sony E for $979

+ Case Logic 13.3″ MacBook sleeves, two options, $10 each

+ Ruggard fabric rain shields, three options, $13 to $15

+ Delkin Memory cards, discount after in-cart coupon
+ 128GB CFast 2.0 for $100
+ 256GB SDXC UHS-II for $300
+ 512GB microSDXC for $80

+ LG A1PU 77″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV for $2097 after in-cart coupon

+ flash deals return!
+ AirFREE Tulip 1000 Domestic Air Purifier for $109

MEANWHILE the current DiscountMags weekend sale is a Friday the 13th theme, you guessed it, three magazines for $13 total per year. No camera/photo magazines, but plenty of “six degrees of separation”. As usual, these are print magazines delivered to US addresses without renewal. Exception to that are the Zinio e-subscriptions which are clearly marked as such.

UPDATE: lots of tech action at the Woot Daily deals for Sunday where the headliner is a TV blowout sale ($310 to $4100), but there’s also a Random Audio sale ($38 to $2000) and a couple of Windows laptops ($310, $400), and such…

Wedn: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $899 [E]

Z-ICE Z-ICE baby! That’s what’s happening in the Wednesday 3/23/22 B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold-out:

+ Vello LENS-2020 Lens Calibration Tool for $25
+ pixel-peeping at an affordable price!

+ Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $899 in Sony E

+ Tiffen VND filters, four options, $60 to $80

+ Manfrotto Befree Live Aluminum Video Tripod Kit with Twist Leg Locks for $198
+ “BeFree” sounds like a Marley brand? πŸ™‚

+ Vanguard Havana 48-Backpack for $80 in two color options
+ cuban cigars NOT included

+ GVM RGB LED Studio Video Bi-Color Soft 1000D 3-Light Panel Kit for $389

Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis for $999 [E]

‘rama time again, and for a second day, it is a LENZ DAY at the Adorama daily deals running until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis for Sony E for $999
+ also on sale at the same listing are the 18mm, 25mm, 40mm and 135mm primes
+ also available is an option bundled with Capture One; the combined purchase discount varies with each lens

+ Sirui 58mm or 62mm Nano MC Circular Polarizer Filter, Aluminum Ring for $23 each

+ Casio CS-67 Privia Keyboard Wooden Stand for $120
+ this is just the stand, keyboard NOT included

+ Lorex 2 Pack W261AQC-E Day & Night 2MP 1080p Full HD Smart Indoor Wi-Fi Pan-Tilt Security Camera with 2.8mm Fixed Lens for $99

Zeiss 40mm f2 Batis [E] for $999

Oh my, more lens days! It’s a lens day at the Adorama daily deals running until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Zeiss 40mm f/2.0 Batis Series Lens for Sony Full Frame E-mount for $999

+ SmallRig Pix M160 RGBWW LED Light for $39

+ also a teleprompter thing and a security camera thing

MeanwhiLe, running until Monday at 11:59pm pacific time, there’s a Nixplay digital picture frame at the Amazon USA Gold box going from $126 to $152…

Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis for $869 [E]

A fresh set of four offers comes to the Adorama daily deals, these options running until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). And yes, it is a Lens-E day πŸ™‚

+ Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 Batis for Sony E-system (FF) for $869

+ Datacolor SpyderX Elite Color Calibration for $170

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) – Godox AD600 Pro for $669

+ PreSonus AudioBox 96 Studio Complete Hardware/Software Recording Kit Bundle with 2x JBL 306P MkII Powered 6.5″ Two-Way Studio Monitor, AKG Acoustics K612 Headphones, Zoom ZDM-1 Microphone for $550

Zeiss 18mm f/2.8 Batis [E] for $1149

The headliner of the Adorama dailies is the new condition Zeiss 18mm f/2.8 Batis for the Sony E system going for $1149 with free US shipping…

The rest of the Adorama dailies are:

+ Google Nest Chromecast Gen3 for $20

+ Pelican MPB35 Water Resistant 35L Backpack, OD Green for $130

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (With Bowens Mount Adapter) – Godox AD400 Pro for $419

+ offers end on Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 Batis [E] for $1059

Lens time at the Adorama dailies, they are offering the new condition Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 Batis for Sony E for $1059 with free US shipping… This is also available in “Used – Excellent” condition for $899…

The rest of the Adorama dailies are:

+ Gigabyte AORUS 15P 15.6″ Full HD 240Hz Gaming Notebook for $2099
+ Core i7-11800H 2.3GHz, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 16GB, Windows 10 Home (with Free Upgrade to Windows 11)

+ Nintendo Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Mario or Luigi Set, for Nintendo Switch for $55 each

+ offers end on Monday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

Wedn: ZEISS Batis 25mm f2 for $879 [E] {also: WD, Raya, Nikon Aculon, Manfrotto Advanced, Bolt Battery Packs, Etc}

Hello Wednesday with a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ZEISS Batis 25mm f2 for Sony E for $879

+ 8TB WD Elements desktop external USB 3 HDD for $150 after automagic in-cart coupon

+ Manfrotto AdvancedΒ² Hybrid Photo Backpack (Black) for $40
+ Bag the Hybrid Bag!

+ Raya Bendie-Brite Folding Bi-Color USB Ring Light (10″) for $30 with FREE Raya FRB-USB-HS Flexible Tabletop Stand
+ for the speed readers out there, no, it does not say “Birdie Birdie Folding Bi-Color…” πŸ˜‰

+ refurbished Nikon 10×25 Aculon A30 Binoculars for $47

+ 128GB Kingston DataTraveler Kyson USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive for $14
+ 32GB for $5

+ Bolt Universal Compact Battery Pack for $40 in your choice of Canon or Nikon or Sony
+ how can we find world peace when the camera manufacturers can’t even have common power? πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal: Sachtler SR415 Rain Cover for Medium-Sized Video Cameras for $90~
+ because Winter Is Coming (TM Ned Stark)

Monday: 2pk of Lexar 1066x SD, GVM, Nanuk 935, Tiffen VND, Zeiss Batis 25/2 [E], Etc

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Monday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 2-pack of Lexar Professional 1066x UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards (SILVER Series)
+ 64GB for $30, 128GB for $50
+ 128GB wins the GB/$

+ ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 for Sony E for $999
+ used prices over there start at $844

+ Tiffen Variable Neutral Density Filter at 72mm, 77mm and 82mm with a $20 mail-in rebate

+ GVM 560AS Bi-Color LED Studio Video 2-Panel Light Kit for $159 with FREE GVM Softbox

+ Nanuk 935 Wheeled Hard Utility Cases with Foam for $135 in eight color options

+ EdelKrone StandONE All-Terrain Foldable Camera Stand for $99

THEN we head on over to the Woot dailies where they have scratch-n-dent Chromebooks ($80 to $90), 3D printers and accessories, and more…

MEANWHILE at the Best Buy dailies they have the Moza Air 2 gimbal stabilizer critter for $400… They also have Nomatic bags [not camera bags]…

RYZEN 7 3700X leads the way among the Monday 7/12/21 at the NewEGG dailies

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, at the Bezos Space Empire on Earth, it is a “Back to School Sale”, it’s a Papermate sale… This year may have felt compressed but let’s not forget, the 4th of July is the unofficial start of the Back to School shopping season πŸ™‚ Just don’t tell the students and the teachers πŸ™‚

Prime Day: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $1040 [Sony E]

Do not bat an eye πŸ˜‰ Prime members get a 20% off discount on the current price ($1299) of the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for the Sony E system dropping it to $1040…

You can start a free 30-day Prime trial if you want to grab it…

NOTE: that some of the Prime Day deals show the sale price on the Amazon page, while others show the standard price with a 20% off for Prime members signage (the price will be adjusted in the shopping cart). I’m guessing this might be because of MAP?

Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 MACRO w/freebies for $849 [E/X]

Speaking of normal primes, how about one that is also a MACRO? The new condition Zeiss Touit [does it have its own Twitter account?] 50mm f2.8 MACRO is on sale for $849 in the Fuji X and Sony E systems by Amazon itself (no freebies) and at Adorama (no freebies) and at B&H Photo (with FREE Zeiss T* 52mm UV filter)…

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (66 options, C/N/E/X/M)

Black Friday is also a time for singing, o/~ Zeiss, Zeiss Baby! o/~ That’s right a total of 66 options are participating in the Zeiss Black Friday offers. You won’t find a zoom lens here no matter how hard you try πŸ™‚

They have options for Sony E, Nikon F, Canon EF, Fuji X, and of course the good old rangefinders (ZM). Prices range from $610 (32/1.8 for Fuji X) to $4999 (Otus 100/1.4 ZE (EF)). Some of them get freebies (Zeiss lens filters)…

Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF [Sony E] with FREE Zeiss 67mm T* UV Filter for $1104

Prime time, Zeiss time, and E-time all in one! The new condition Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $1104 at B&H Photo which automatically includes a free lens filter, and what a filter, the Zeiss 67mm T* UV Filter (goes for $90 on its own)…

And now we can just pretend I made all the low-hanging fruit jokes (bat an eye, zeiss-zeiss baby, etc) and spare you the trouble of reading them anew πŸ™‚

For more B&H action, check their on-going Black Friday 2020 deals page..

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (Sony E) for $999 [ends Sun 10am ET]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Sunday at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out), it is the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 lens for the Sony E system going for $999 with free US shipping…

Tuesday: Zeiss Batis 40/2 CF (E) for $949, Wooden Camera, DraCast, SmallHD, Etc

Hooray, we have another lens day, Tuesday 3/24/20 is the second in a row at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF for $949 in Sony E only (full frame of course)
+ CF = close focusing, not carried forward

+ Wooden Camera Unified BMPCC4K/BMPCC6K Camera Cage (Rubber Handle) for $169
+ “Wooden Camera” is the company’s name, you will not receive an actually wooden camera πŸ™‚
+ add this to the company/product naming faux-pas πŸ™‚

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Plus Daylight LED Light for $139

+ SmallHD FOCUS OLED SDI Monitor Gimbal Kit for $299

+ also NetGear NightHawk and Denon Audio Commander
+ very impressive sounding names πŸ™‚

Meanwhile the headliner of the Tuesday Best Buy dailies is the Microsoft Surface PRO 7 tablet going for $900 after you add it to the shopping cart (12.3″, i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD, latest model). Keyboard and Pen are NOT included…

Thursday: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $899, Etc

Thursday is Boxing Day and unboxing day for YouTubers but also a lens day at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ZEISS Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E for $899
+ this lens is only available in Sony E

+ Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit for $600

+ Porta Brace Light Pack for Litepanels Astra 1×1 (Black) for $100

+ Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Wireless Trigger System for $28 in Canon or Nikon or Sony flavors

+ Fantom Rigs Camera Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K/4K for $70

+ SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit for $199~

+ headphone holder for $12

Flash Deals
+ 64GB Panasonic UHS-II SDXC for $80
+ technical difficulties do not show teaser

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 (Sony E) for $719

Zeiss, Zeiss, Baby! That’s what the world famous rapper “Vanilla Zeiss” sang and for a limited time, the Adorama Daily Deals are singing that song too, the new condition Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for the Sony E-system is on sale for $719 with free US shipping. There is a countdown clock at the aforelinked daily deals page showing how much time is left on the deal. No coupon/rebate needed ~ just add to cart and proceed to Zeiss Checkout while Zeiss offer is running πŸ™‚

Zeiss Lens Sale (68 options) [C/N/E/X/M]

Here’s a bold prediction: eventually ZEISS is going to hire Vanilla Ice to do a “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” commercial, be it a serious one or a self-parody. But until then (mayhaps don’t hold your breath) there is a sale of 68 Zeiss Lens options at B&H Photo. Note that this is lens options, not lenses, meaning a lens available in four mounts counts as four options in the listings…

Prices start at $612 and go upwards, but don’t forget to also look at the USED options shown in smaller print in the listings. For example the Tweet 32mm f1.8 for Sony E is available for $425 in “Used Condition 9″…

The most expensive individual lens of this lot is the Otus 100mm f1.4 (ZE, ZF.2) for $4242 but the most expensive items in sale are Prime 4-Packs of Loxia and Batis lenses for Sony E going for $4600~ and $4924~ respectively. Find them all, sorted by price, at the B&H Zeiss sale

The sale is a mix of DSLR lenses (Canon and Nikon) and mirrorless lenses (Sony E, Fuji X) and rangefinder (Leica M, aka ZM)…

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (63 options)

IT’s ZEISS time at B&H Photo! They are currently running a Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings promotion featuring 63 options, with a mix of DSLR and mirrorless system lenses, the fast majority of which being 35mm full framers. Too many lenses to list here individually, but *SPOILER ALERT* they are prime lenses…

Wednesday: Zeiss Batis 25/2 (Sony E) for $899, ONA Backpack, E-Image Tripod, 55″ LG, Zoom, Etc

It’s a Lens Day at the Wednesday B&H Photo daily deals with a six-pack of offers running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if any of them manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 for $899 for the Sony E system

+ E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head for $159
+ with Dolly for $219

+ ONA The Leather Clifton Camera and Everyday Backpack for $169

+ Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone for $80

+ LG C7C 55″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV for $1000
+ UHD 3840 x 2160, OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG HDR, Wi-Fi & Ethernet, etc

+ THRUSTMASTER T-GT Racing Wheel for $400

In other daily deals action, at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale of Estalon laptop bags, an Audeze gaming headphone for $299, a Roomba 860 for $270, and of more practical and mundane interest, various Gilette razors and blades…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies the headliner is the new condition 12.3″ Surface PRO, 6th generation, going for $699. This is without the Pen and without the keyboard-case-thing. It has 8GB RAM (which should really be minimum for any Windows computer without a single core processor), 128GB SSD, Core i5 processor, and things like that…

Having said that, the promise and premise of a Surface is kinda defeated when it is sold without the pen and keyboard-cover ~ you are essentially buying an expensive Windows tablet. When you add the Type Cover, the Pen, and the Moon Dial, the prices goes up up and away.

On the other hand, Surface fans can become Surface households, so they may already have the necessary accessories and they just need more devices. Oops, this is turning into an out of control post, so the time is writing to stop writing in this post, stop writing NOW πŸ™‚

Mon: Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f2 (ZE) for $749, Etc

Hooray, once again a lens is headlining the Monday daily deals at B&H Photo, it is the Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE (Canon EF mount) going for $749 with free US shipping. Unfortunately for Nikon fans, the Nikon mount option is discontinued at B&H and obviously cannot be ordered or pre-ordered.

The other three offers:

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $60
+ Samson G-Track Pro USB Microphone with Built-In Audio Interface for $70
+ Pelican 1920B MityLite LED Flashlight for $17

Meanwhile at Amazon Germany Gold Box they are offering Philips TVs and Acer Swift laptops among their daily offerings…

UPDATE: at Woot Computers their daily deal is a refurbished 11.6″ Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Celery N3160, 4GB RAM, 16GB on-board, card reader, bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0, etc) for $100 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Creepy Google and all, there’s something very relaxing when you own a laptop that does NOT ever need to use Windows Update πŸ™‚

Last Call: Zeiss 25mm f2 T* Distagon for $799 [Canon EF]

Good until 11:59pm ET on Cyber Monday, B&H Photo is offering the Canon EF edition of the new condition ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE Lens for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32 to be used in future B&H purchases). Only the Canon EF is thusly discounted…

With the same expiration time, for $899 you can get the new condition HP 14″ ZBook x2 G4 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation with ZBook x2 Pen. Specs i7-7500U Dual, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD, 14″ 3840 x 2160 UWVA IPS Touch, NVIDIA Quadro M620 Graphics Card (2GB), SD reader, Thunderbolt 3, W10 PRO, etc…

New Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (61 options)

Zeiss too has joined the Sunday “new instant savings party” with a total of 61 items offered in the latest Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings. Most of them also earn promotional rewards. The sale includes both lenses for DSLRs and for mirrorless camera systems. All but one are in-stock and ready to ship. The other one is a “special offer”…

PS: by now you may be curious to find out which one of the 61 lenses is the “special offer”. If you don’t want to find out yourself, here’s the SPOILER: it’s the Biogon T* 35mm f2 ZM in the silver color scheme.

PS2: Biogon sounds like the name of a fictional company working in biology/genetics from a videogame or superhero comic?

Still Good: Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings

With the Passover closing at the end of the week, if you need Zeiss lenses to get to you in the near term, Adorama is continuing their Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings promotion with a variety of discounts on DSLR and mirrorless lenses. The lenses are sorted over there by the instant savings discount, ranging from $500 off to $150 off. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no mail-in rebates…

Zeiss Wedding Weeks sale [C/N/E/M]

Do you hear wedding bells? You may still do if you attended the WPPI trade show in Vegas πŸ™‚ WPPI may be over [see Trade Show Calendar], but the “Zeiss Wedding Weeks” lens sale continues at Adorama where you will find all participating lenses sorted by the biggest discount (starting at $500 off for the 135/2.8 Batis, making it $1500).

The lenses participating in the sale are:

+ 135/2.8 Batis for $1500 [E]
+ 85/1.4 APO for $4190 [C/N]
+ 85/1.4 Milvus for $1600 [C/N]
+ 135/2 Milvus for $1800 [C/N]
+ 85/1.8 Batis for $999 [E]
+ 85/2.4 Loxia for $1200 [E]
+ 85/1.4 for $1133 [C/N]
+ 85/4 for $837 [Leica M]
+ see them all at the Adorama Zeiss Wedding nicely organized page

Pre-order new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f2.4 lens (Sony E)

You can buy boxes and boxes of lox for the price of this new Loxia lens! Zeiss, like Voigtlander just did, has revealed a brand new prime lens for the Sony E-system. The new lens is the ZEISS Loxia 25mm f2.4 with a late March 2018 release estimate and a starting price of $1299 and available for pre-ordering for B&H Photo and Adorama

But that’s not all! This new lens has now been added to the Zeiss Loxia Lens Bundle which now includes five Zeiss primes with a transport case for $5987 with free shipping. This too is a pre-order! Adorama is offering an optional 12-month $499/month financing promotion on this, on approved credit and all that good stuff.

This new lens too has been added to the New Lenses of 2018.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (Sony E FF) with FREE 67mm Zeiss Filter and $47 Rewards for $1169

Let’s just pretend I made a “bat an eye” joke for the “Batis” name and move on πŸ™‚

The new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for the Sony E full frame system is now on sale for $1169 with free shipping at B&H Photo which also includes a FREE Zeiss 67mm T* UV lens filter, and also at Adorama (no free filter). Both offer 4% promotional rewards which comes out to around $47 to be spend in future purchases at that particular retailer.

Last Call (ends Thur 4:15pm ET): Zeiss Milvus Sale [C/N]

The current Zeiss Milvus lens sale for Canon and Nikon SLR systems expires at the very specific time of Thursday 12/1/17 at 4:15pm eastern time at B&H Photo, so this is a Last Call alert if you are interested. The lenses are:

+ Milvus 15mm f2.8 for $2294
+ Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for $1955
+ Milvus 21mm f2.8 for $1568
+ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 for $1700
+ Milvus 50mm f2M for $1093
+ Milvus 50mm f1.4 for $1020
+ Milvus85mm f1.4 for $1530
+ Milvus 100mm f2 for $1568
+ Milvus 135mm f2 for $1870

+ a number of them earn 4% promotional rewards as well, which yield a nice amount considering the prices

Zeiss Milvus Prime Sale: 15/2.8 for $2294, 18/2.8 for $1955, 21/2.8 for $1568, 35/1.4 for $1700, 100/2 for $1568, 135/2 for $1870, And More! [C/N]

One of the benefits of having a Canon or Nikon DSLR system is that you have premium Zeiss lenses available for you and a handful of their C/N Milvus primes are available on sale as part of the Black-Cyber Fri-Monday festivities at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Milvus 15mm f2.8 for $2294

+ Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for $1955

+ Milvus 21mm f2.8 for $1568

+ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 for $1700

+ Milvus 50mm f2M for $1093

+ Milvus 50mm f1.4 for $1020

+ Milvus85mm f1.4 for $1530

+ Milvus 100mm f2 for $1568

+ Milvus 135mm f2 for $1870

+ a number of them earn 4% promotional rewards as well, which yield a nice amount considering the prices

Zeiss Batis Full Lens Kit with Zeiss UV Filters (Sony E) for $5096

Zeiss temptations! One of the B&H Cyber Monday Specials is the new condition Zeiss Batis Full Lens Kit with UV Filters for Sony E set offered for $5096 with free expedited shipping.

The set includes the four Batis lenses, 18/2.8, 25/2, 85/1.8 and 135/2.8 along with four Carl Zeiss T* UV filters. One 77mm and three 67mm. The filters on their own go for $400. The lenses purchased individually total for $5096 BUT they don’t come with the Zeiss T* UV filters. So the bundle gets you the four CZ T* UV filters versus buying the lenses individually.