Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2 ZE with $32 rewards for $799 (C only)

We have four back to back Zeiss SLR lens discounts. This one is for Canon only (ZE), but the other three below are for both Canon and Nikon (ZF.2). The Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens (Canon EF Mount) is on sale for $799 with free shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards ($32~) to be used in future purchases at B&H…

For more B&H action, check their Featured Sales

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 with $80 rewards for $1999 (C/N)

The last of the four Zeiss lens instant rebate sales is the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens offered for $1999 in the Canon (ZE) and Nikon (ZF.2) systems with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($80~ to be used in future purchases at) B&H Photo.

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3 DX non-VR for $400

To the Trending eBay deals we go, where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 two lens kit with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR and the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX (not VR) lenses, along with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $400 with free shipping. Limit up to five bundles per customer.

Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR for $379

Zoom-zoom for Nikon DSLR users. The Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR lens is currently on sale for $379~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal, it’s either a sale or a price-match (manual or computer-generated). This is a new condition with USA warranty.

10% off refurbished at Nikon store (80+ options)

The weekend festivities bring back the 10% off in-cart discount at the official Nikon USA refurbished store. Over 80 products are available including DSLR, Lenses, fixed lens cameras and accessories. The discount happens automatically AFTER you add an item to your shopping cart. There’s no coupon to enter. When the promotion is over you will no longer see the 10% off discount mentioned in their product listings…

Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM for $400 (limit 1)

This feels like the old days. It’s raining sales left and right! As part of the Monoprice Camera Clearance, the new condition Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM is on sale for $400 with free standard US shipping. Limit one unit per customer. The T5i was one of the influential-affordable APS-C DSLRs back in the earlier days. Canon has released many and more APS-C DSLRs since including the brand new D-Rebel T7i that is coming out in the next few weeks. The T7i with 18-55 goes for $900.

Refurbished Canon 80D with 18-135mm IS w/1yr warranty for $1149

If you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished DSLRs with a 1-year warranty, for just $49 more than the new condition Canon 80D body only, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon 80D with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM for $1149~ from the official Canon USA online store with a 1-year warranty.

Another option, if you also want one of the Canon Pixma PRO printers, is to look for or wait for DSLR + Pixma bundles that qualify for the American Express prepaid gift card mail-in rebates.

Pre-order new Canon 77D APS-C DSLR

In parallel with the new D-Rebel T7i, and just $150 away in price (for two out of the three kits), Canon has revealed a new model in their post-Rebel APS-C DSLR line-up. Seven is a theme, the new 24mp APS-C 77D is available for pre-orders in the usual three kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate…

Canon 77D pre-orders

Also coming along for the ride with today’s announcement is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control with a $45 pre-order price.

This new camera has added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page, making the DSLR vs Mirrorless score now 4-5 🙂

Pre-order new Canon D-Rebel T7i DSLR

Running with an almost parallel price and line-up to the mirrorless M6, Canon has also revealed a brand new DSLR in the long-running “Andre Agassi” line-up, aka the (Digital) Rebels. The new 24mp APS-C is available for pre-ordering in the usual three official kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate.

Canon D-Rebel T7i pre-orders

Both lenses mentioned above (18-55, 18-135) are f3.5-5.6 IS STM, making it easier to memorize and decide 🙂 The 18-55 is also available for pre-order on its own for $249.

Also coming along with today’s new D-Rebel is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control available for pre-ordering for $45.

This camera and 18-55 lens have been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page.

Refurbished Nikon D7200 body w/90-day Nikon USA warranty for $699

To the eBay Deals we boldly go, where the Buydig Ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $699 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. The usual limit of up to five units per customer applies.

This goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, which include a handful of free accessories, such as Adorama (Sunpak FlexPod Pro, 16GB Lexar SDHC, Slinger bag, memory card case, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (Windows only)) and to a lesser extent B&H Photo (2% rewards, 16GB ExTreme SDHC, DSLR shoulder bag).

Nikon D5300 with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR and Extras for $597

Nikon has many APS-C DSLRs out in the market, and if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished, the options increase so much so that a spreadsheet may be necessary to sort them out. One of these options is a new condition two-lens kit based on the Nikon D5300 for $597. You get the black Nikon D5300 DSLR with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens (not the newer VR II as far as I can tell), along with the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX (not VR) lens. From here, you get additional freebies based on the retailer.

At Adorama you also receive a Lowepro Format 160 Camera Bag, 16GB Lexar SD card, a Bower 58mm UV filter, a Pro Optic 55mm Digital Essentials Filter kit, two lens cap tethers (one for each included lens), a cleaning kit, and the latest Corel software bundle that includes three photo-related titles: AfterShot 2 Pro, PaintShop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, plus two more. Note that the Corel software is Windows only! Free expedited shipping.

At B&H Photo, you a 16GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card, a Ruggard Journey 34 Shoulder Bag (Steve Perry NOT included), 2% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases, and free expedited shipping.

A handful of recognizable sellers offer this kit for $600 through Amazon but no freebies. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store card, you get 5% cashback on your statement.

On the accessories front, Adorama is offering the Flashpoint Battery Grip for the D5300, D5200, D5100 DSLRs for $20 plus shipping (around $4 based on zipcode).

16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 for $6.45 with free S&H [and other eBay Offers]

To the Trending eBay Deals we go, where you can get the new condition 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 memory card, model SDSDB-016G-B35, for $6.45 with free shipping. Over 1370 units have been sold so far. It ships from California by eBay seller “allizwell2k10” (99.9%).

Speaking of eBay and storage, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (with 200GB of Cloud Storage) for $105 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Nearly 300 units have been sold so far.

Speaking of eBay, the current featured Daily Deal there is the new condition Surface PRO 3 (i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, model PU2-00017) offered for $830 with free shipping by eBay seller “Always.Deals” (98%, New Jersey). Over 175 units sold so far per the listing over there.

Might as well turn this post into an eBay round-up. eBay seller “DigJungle” (99.2%, undisclosed USA location) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens for $149 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is none!

Used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II VC for $269 + S&H (Nikon)

The older non-stabilized Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II goes for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers, with some free accessories (eg Adorama). However, if you want to get the stabilized version, the new condition price is $649. However (oh no, breaking the golden rules of writing, two Howevers in a row!), if you are comfortable with used lenses…

Adorama is offering the stabilized version of the lens (“VC”) in “Used – Excellent Minus” condition in the Nikon mount for $269 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes), and in “Used – Demo” condition in the Canon mount for $299 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes).

Adorama offers a 90-day warranty of their own on used items they sell on their website.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART + 77mm Hoya Filter + Sigma USB Lens Dock + $34 Rewards for $849 (C/N/A/Si)

With the ever-increasing popularity of 35mm FF cameras, the “normal” prime lenses are becoming “normal” again. At the risk of normalizing bad puns, we abandon this joke, and return to the deals. The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Lens Dock AND a 77mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC filter AND 4% promotional rewards (about $34~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo as another one of their WPPI 2017 specials (use your browser’s in-page search feature to look for “Sigma” to see them all). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR systems.

Refurbished Nikon D5500 w/18-55 DX VR II and 90-day warranty for $499

There are many Nikon APS-C DSLRs in the market, and one has various factors to triangulate between newness of model and features and price and condition. One “take pictures with” kit that triangulates down the middle is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm DX VR II offered for $499 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty from the buyDig ebay store. Limit up to five units per customer. Nearly 500 units got sold so far from this eBay listing.

In new condition, this kit goes for $700 at authorized dealers that bundle it with free accessories, eg Adorama.

(ENDED) Sigma 24-35mm F2.0 Art DG HSM (Canon) for $771

This Thursday lightning deal expired… Ooops, I forgot about the Shiguma lens! Good until Friday 1:20am ET, the Sigma 24-35mm F2.0 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon goes for $771~ with free shipping. The price before the sale was $899 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule. Only the Canon EF version is on sale.

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic for $250

The mystery of how lenses have babies remains, but that does not stop sales from happening. The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic for is currently on sale for $250 in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR systems, and the Fuji X, Sony E, and Samsung NX mirrorless systems at Adorama, another one of their latest WPPI 2017 specials.

(ENDED) Wednesday: Rokinon 24/1.5 Cine (EF) $449, three Benro Tripods, Raya Studio Kit $120

These daily deals expired… For more action, check their Featured Sales along with their WPPI 2017 specials (some require coupon – they are noted so on the aforelinked page)…

Continue reading “(ENDED) Wednesday: Rokinon 24/1.5 Cine (EF) $449, three Benro Tripods, Raya Studio Kit $120”

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 and $94 rewards for $2350 (C/N)

Good until 2/12/17, it’s Z-prime time for your Canon and Nikon DSLR gear, B&H Photo is offering the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 lens for $2350 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards. Given the price of the lens, the promotional rewards are a decent $94~ to be used in future B&H purchases.

Pre-order new Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD and 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Tamron is back wtih two new lenses, available for pre-order in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems as follows:

+ 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1299 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD for $499 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ these two have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II for $300 (C/N/A/P)

The used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II LD SP AF mentioned yesterday is long gone, but the new condition is available for a reasonable price for an f2.8 APS-C zoom lens, $300 gets you this lens in the four SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Kraxum). At Adorama you have a choice of 4% promotional rewards or free lens-y accessories, while at B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards. These are new condition with a 6-year Tamron USA warranty.

NOTE: this is the older non-VC (non-stabilized) version.

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂

Used Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko for $380 (Four Thirds)

If you like to party like it’s a Four Thirds DSLR party, the Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital lens is available in used condition at B&H Photo for $380 (8+ condition) or $400 (9 condition). Free shipping. For the speed readers out there, this is a DSLR lens for the Four Thirds DSLR system. This is not a M43rds lens.

Refurbished Nikon D610 body for $1100

Another option if you are interested in the Nikon D610 body only DSLR is the manufacturer refurbished route. It currently goes for $1100 with free shipping at Adorama (with a 90-day warranty from Nikon USA).

UPDATE: as of later recheck on 2/2/17, B&H Photo (with a 90-day warranty from B&H) sold out and cannot be ordered at this point in time.

(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon 24mm f2.8D for $270

As of a 2/7/17 recheck, this used item is sold out… “Used Day” continues with a used Nikon lens, the NIKKOR 24mm f2.8D is available in “Used – Condition 8+” (“Shows moderate wear or finish marks”) for $270 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Used items sold at B&H come with a 90-day warranty from B&H Photo.

Nikon D610 Body + 1TB Seagate Duet Cloud-Sync HDD + 1yr Amazon Drive (new customers) + Extras for $1500

The Nikon D610 body only full framer DSLR goes for $1500 at authorized dealers. Amazon has another D610 bundle that for the same price of $1500 gets you these free items:

+ 1TB Seagate Duet cloud-synching external hard drive
+ 1-Year Amazon Cloud Drive service (for new Cloud Drive customers)
+ 16GB Lexar SDHC card
+ AmazonBasics Large DSLR Gadget Bag

If you are not familiar with the Seagate cloud-syncing drives, check the customer reviews and answers over there, and use your favorite search engine for more.

If these set of accessories are not of interest, Adorama has its own free accessory bundles or instead of accessories, you can get Lightroom 6 still for the same price of $1500.

Imported Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only with 1yr Seller Warranty for $2799

The Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only goes for $3500 at authorized Canon USA dealers, such as Adorama which offers 2% promotional rewards with it.

On the other hand, if you are a risk-tolerant shopper, to the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only for $2799 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA). Limit up to five per customer. Over 420 cameras were sold through this ebay listing.

Canon 5D Mark III Body with PIXMA PRO 100 for $2549 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Bundle time again! B&H Photo is bundling the PIXMA PRO 100 printer with the Canon 5D Mark III Body Only. You pay $2899 at checkout. After you receive the items and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate form. If all is well, a few weeks later, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $2549 after $350 MIR promotion.

Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit with Boatload of Freebies for $497

It’s back on again, the Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit which consists of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX and 85mm f3.5G DX VR Macro, goes for $497 with free shipping and it is bundled with the following freebies at Adorama: Corel Software Bundle (includes Aftersho PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, and two more), the Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a ProOptic 52mm MV UV filter, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Imported Nikon D750 body only for $1299

The Nikon D750 body only currently goes for $1900 at authorized Nikon USA dealers, some of which bundle it with a variety of free accessories (eg Adorama).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items, off to the eBay deals we go, where the PhotoVideo4Less store (100%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1299 with free shipping. There is no mention of any warranty coverage on the listing. Optionally they have a “Save when you bundle related items” promotion on the page over there.

(ENDED) Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR II for $499

As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered at this price… Zoom-zoom! A rare lens discount! The new condition Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR II is on sale for $499 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. The shipping estimate is February 8 (2017) with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

Imported Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM w/1yr seller warranty for $92

Also bubbling under in the Trending ebay deals, eBay seller is back again with another offer, they have the new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 STM EF lens for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five per customer. This comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. Given the price and the simplicity of 50mm lenses, this is a lower risk grey-marekt purchase.

Pre-order new Pentax KP APS-C DSLR

Pentax is back with a new DSLR, making it the second new DSLR of 2017, it is the new 24mp APS-C Pentax KP, available in silver or black color schemes, with a pre-order price of $1100. Also coming along is a $230 battery grip. Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ silver KP at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ black KP at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ KP release estimate is late February 2017

+ battery grip D-BG7 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ additional accessories including grip kit and camera straps coming soon (not available for pre-order yet)

Imported Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II w/1yr seller warranty for $1399

The new condition from authorized dealers Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM goes for $1750 bundled with free accessories (eg Adorama) or free 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (eg B&H Photo). But if you are more of a risk taker…

… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, you can get this lens in new condition as an imported grey-market model for $1399 with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave on ebay. Limit five units per buyer.

Pentax K-3 II Body and D-BG5 Battery Grip and AF-200FG Flash for $899

While the Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8ED SDM WR Lens for $1032 lightning deal oscilates between 100% Claimed and not, this K-mount bundle is available on a conventional basis, Adorama has a Pentax K-3 II Body Only Bundle with the D-BG5 Battery Grip and the AF-200FG shoe-mount flash, all together for $899 with free expedited shipping.

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash with Extras for $249

We are breaking the stream of pre-orders with a bundle! The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash is bundled with three free extras at Adorama for $249 with free expedited shipping. The three free extras are:

1) Flashpoint Mini Soft Box Diffuser for Shoe Mount Flashes
2) Power2000 4-slot charger with four 2000mah recharbable AA batteries
3) Flashpoint TTL-Off Camera Flash Cord

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 + TAP-IN Console for $1099 (C/N)

More action at the eBay Deals, the Buydig eBay store is offering the new cnodition Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Zoom Lens plus the Tamrno TAP-In Console, together for $1099 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer in the Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount. You have to do the “See price on checkout” to see the price.

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂

Pre-order new Rokinon XP 85mm f1.2 (Canon EF) for $999

It’s XP time! No, not Windows XP, but Rokinon XP 🙂 The new Rokinon XP 85mm f/1.2 Lens for Canon EF is now available for pre-ordering for $999 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Also available for pre-order for the same price and the same Canon EF mount at the same price is the Rokinon XP 14mm f/2.4 with a late March 2017 release estimate.

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! B&H Photo is also taking pre-orders for the nwe Rokinon Xeen 16mm T2.6 Lens for $2495 in Canon EF, Nikon F, PL mount, M434ds, and Sony E-mount. This is a video-priority lens.