Big price drops on cameras and lenses!
By deadwolfbones in Deals and Savings on Feb 8, 2017
This week Las Vegas plays host to the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) expo, and photo stores are rolling out the red carpet with some big albeit temporary price cuts on popular cameras, lenses, and accessories.
Here's a quick rundown of the most interesting online deals that just went live!
Get the body for $599
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Feb 7, 2017
B&H Photo is currently discounting the Pentax K-70 to just $599- $50 below the launch MSRP and $20 below the most recent selling price. This is the lowest price we have observed to day!
The K-70 is the latest Pentax upper entry-level body featuring exceptional high-ISO performance, continuous video autofocus, and a host of advanced features. Learn more about it in our in-depth review.
One lucky buyer will get their camera free
By deadwolfbones in Deals and Savings on Jan 27, 2017
If the powerful, retro-inspired Pentax KP has your name written all over it, here's a hot tip: Adorama is giving away one of these cameras to a lucky customer who pre-orders. This means that just by reserving your KP, you could end up getting it for free. Details below:
Our favorite fast zoom is on deep discount
By deadwolfbones in Deals and Savings on Jan 24, 2017
Word on the street (though as-yet-unconfirmed) is that Tamron has discontinued its legendary 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] zoom lens. That's sad news for fans of high-quality budget lenses everywhere, but great news if you're in the market to pick one up. Retailers are clearing stock, and as a result, this excellent constant-aperture normal zoom is down to just $299 at US stores including B&H Photo and Adorama. That's $200 off the regular price, which saw virtually no discounts over the course of the past year! You also get 4% back in gift card rewards at both stores. That's a steal considering that this is a lens that borders on professional image quality.
Get your 17-50mm F2.8 now:
A few years back, we pitted the Tamron against its Sigma and Pentax equivalents, and it scored a solid runner-up result, beating out the revered Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 and only slightly edged by the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS. At the time, we praised it for its excellent sharpness and bokeh, not to mention its superb value. With this sale, that value proposition goes through the roof.
This isn't a perfect lens: the build quality could be better, and we've heard plenty of reports of front- or back-focusing. But lucky for you, you have the reassurance of excellent return policies from either store.
All in all, you can't get a better f/2.8 zoom for the price, so if you've been looking to upgrade from your 18-55mm kit lens (or add a handy all-around zoom to your prime lens lineup) don't miss out on this deal.
Some of the lowest US prices since launch
By PF Staff in Deals and Savings on Jan 16, 2017
Rebates on full-frame lenses are rare, but for a limited time, you can score big savings on four of the most popular D FA zooms at B&H Photo.
|Lens Name||Sale Price||Savings||Regular Price|
|D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 WR
|D FA 24-70mm F2.8 WR
|D FA 15-30mm F2.8 WR
|D FA* 70-200mm F2.8
The $200 rebate on the 15-30mm is largest since launch. The 24-70mm and 70-200mm match the $150 instant rebates that we briefly saw in November.
Several other Pentax items are also currently on sale; please follow our deals page for the latest updates.
*We do not know when these deals will expire, but the offer on the 15-30mm was recently pulled at B&H, so we expect the price to jump back up very soon on Amazon as well.