Starting at 6:00am this morning, there will be Amazon lightning deals in the Camera, Photo, and Video department. Lightning deals are special discount offers that run for a short time and new deals are thrown up just about every hour. Upcoming in the list are hard cases, backpacks, and bags, if anyone needs such. The most interesting item when browsing through the upcoming list of items, is the Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 Prime lens for Olympus, Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Pentax will soon receive a discounted price. A fast sharp lens that will work on both cropped and full frame Canon cameras, normally a a lens that runs about $450-500 dollars, will be on sale today (click here).
Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 Manual Prime Lens - Lightning Deals
[Update] Deal is on right now and they dropped the price by $125 dollars. Huge discount for this lens we won't see again anytime soon. Choose the version you want, and then look to the right side to see if it still qualifies for the lightning deal price (click here)
Samyang 24mm F/1.4 Prime Manual Lens » CheesyCam
This lens is a "unit-focusing lens, meaning: the image gets bigger as focused more closely." (from Ken Rockwell's review of this lens). Just a good thing to know about this lens if you are thinking about using it for Video.
Had to finally pull the trigger on this as well. I was hoping to get the Canon or Nikon version but by the time I decided only the Sony was available. Works great for my FS100 but I can't find an adapter that will make it work with my 60D. Anyone have ideas?
other great grabs are the cowboy studio rigs for under $17!
and the Transcend 64GIG SD for $80!
I just picked up 2 of each.
Pretty pissed off I was out on a shoot and missed this deal. If anyone changes their mind and want to sell, let me know. #wontholdbreath
Didn't really need it because I have the sigma 30mm 1.4 but at that price had to jump on it!
Thanks for the heads up. Was just what a friend of mind was looking for.
Woo hoo! I got mine.
I have been wanting to pick this lens up for a while now. This deal was the kick in the ass I needed. Thanks for the info!
I'am a french customer, and when I see that, I am very sad !
in France, the price is 620 $
and amazon.com don't send to france of course
@Colt McCormack - I grabbed one too. With a basic adapter the Canon version can be fit to GH2, Sony NEX, etc. A great lens for all around video use.
Thanks for the notice! Picked one up for my AF100, excited to see how it performs. I also couldn't help but get the yellow Nanuk 925 case. The color got the best of me.
Scratch that, deal is still on but only available from the Lightning Deals page. I assumed they updated the product page prices. Re-ordered!
Noooo, I just noticed that it was set to Olympus by default and not Canon. Had to cancel and the deal is over! 🙁
$124 off. I went for it, and shipped to a UPS store in the states just across the border!
So the deal ended up being $375. Had to grab it at that price since I was thinking about getting this lens earlier this week but couldn't justify it at $500.
Thanks for the tip! Just grabbed it for $375 ($124 off).
Just about to buy this on ebay. It will be interesting to see what the price will be. You can get the declicked version on ebay for $528. I have declicked my rokinon 85mm, but I would rather buy it that way. Im in Canada though, too bad it doesn't list the shipping price to Canada.