Adorama is running a Pentax SLR Lens promotion good until 9/20/14 featuring 47 different lens options. Some include a 3-year New Leaf spills and drops warranty, others include 4% promotional rewards - in addition to the discounts.
On the compact zoom front, you can get the refurbished black Panasonic ZS25 with a case and 16GB card and 90 day warranty for $117 with free shipping by authorized Panasonic dealer Roberts Imaging at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Don't just look at the price over there, but also pay attention to the actual seller. Roberts Imaging is a well-known dealer in the midwest. Used and refurbished prices are often more volatile than new condition items, so the price you see may be different if reading this at a later date.
On the affordable end of the spectrum, among the eBay Deals you can get the factory refurbished Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX lens for $55 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty from BuyDig's eBay store. Note that this is the older non-VR lens!
The Woot Sellout daily deal ending by 1am ET on Wednesday 9/17/14 is the new condition Pentax K-3 Premium Silver Edition body only with the Special Battery grip offered for $1000 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit one per customer for this offer.
On the K-front, Adorama is having a coupon special: enter coupon code CL91520144 at checkout to get this Pentax K-3 bundle for $1000 with free 2-day shipping and 4% promotional rewards. It includes the K-3 body only kit, the D-BG5 battery grip and a 32GB SD memory card. Offer ends by 9/20/14 or earlier if sold out.
If you are comfortable purchasing imported four-figure DSLRs, among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition imported (gray market) Canon 6D body only for $1350 with free shipping and a three year seller warranty from eBay seller "getitdigital" (99.3%). This does not come with a Canon USA warranty. The seller offers its own three year warranty. Limit 5 per buyer. As with all eBay deals, this is a limited time offer with an unknown expiration date... If you are not comfortable with imported camera gear or you don't know what it means, do not purchase just because the price is low!
If you are Costco-curious (they sometimes have some camera and electronics special buys), they have a new limited time membership promotion for NEW Costco members at Living Social: pay $55 for a one year membership and receive a $20 Costco Cash card plus three free Kirkland brand products: rotisserie chicken, apple pie, and 30pk toilet paper which can be repurposed as a studio prop or for lighting effects ;-). Offer details over there. The offer to jump on this deal ends 9/17/14 at 2:59am eastern time (Tue night pacific time).
Just like with new smartphones, newer models of full frame DSLRs don't have the same impact as back in the day, the days of the Nikon D700. But the technology improves, the features pile on and get modernized and the spice must flow! Nikon revealed the new D750 35mm full frame DSLR, available for pre-order for $2300 in D750 body only and $3600 with 24-120mm. It is expected to be released later on this month, so hide your wallets! (September 2014)
Canon also revealed some new lenses at Photokina 2014 as follows:
+ Canon EF 400mm f4 DO IS II USM for $6900 with a late November estimate
+ Canon EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens for $600 with a late December estimate
+ Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM for $150 with a late November estimate. Maple Syrup not included!
Zoom zoom! When are we going to see the first 100x optical zoom digital camera? We are 2/3rds of the way there. Canon revealed the new Powershot SX60 HS with a crazy 65x optical zoom lens (21-1365mm eq) and RAW and Wifi and NFC and a preorder price of $550. Release estimate is late October 2014.
Meanwhile, Canon's N-square (not N to the square) experiment continues with a second generation model, the Powershot N2 P&S is available for preorder for $300 in two color schemes and with an unspecified at the moment release estimate.
The Panasonic LX100 is not the only rawsumer to make a guest appearance at Photokina Monday. Canon is "recycling" the G-series naming scheme by appending an X (for larger sensors) to them. And now, for $700, here comes the new Canon Powershot G7X with a 1" CMOS sensor, DiGiC 6, 24-100mm eq. f1.8-2.8, Wifi and NFC and things like that. Release estimate is late October 2014.
Another unicorn has arrived! A fixed-lens Micro Four Thirds camera under four figures. Panasonic revealed at Photokina Monday the new Panasonic LX100 with a M43rds sensor and 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 Leica DC lens. Larger sensor, bright lens = $900 starting price.
It's Photokina Press Release Monday, and it's raining new cameras left and right. After toying around with the product numbering scheme, Ms Galaxy finally decided they had a camera that was worthy of the "1" name. They revealed the new NX1 APS-C camera with a backlit CMOS sensor and up to 15fps at full resolution. It is available for pre-order for $1500 as the NX1 body and $2800 with the 16-50mm f2-2.8 S lens. Release estimate is mid-October.
If you happen to want a refurbished Nikon DSLR kit AND Lightroom 5 at the same time, among the latest eBay Deals, one could get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55 with a 90-day warranty from Nikon USA PLUS Adobe's Lightroom 5 software for $470 with free shipping by Beach Camera's eBay store. Limit 5 per buyer.
Among the latest eBay Deals, one could get the factory refurbished GoPro HERO3 White Edition Camera with a one year warranty for $150 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer, offered by eBay seller "premiumdirectllc" (99.5%)... The new condition goes for $200 at Amazon... Note this is the 3, not the 3+.
The Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens is now available for $400 with free expedited shipping in seven different mounts at B&H Photo.
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