The headliner of the Saturday Camera and Photo lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box is the new condition Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Fixed Lens for Canon going for $169 with free shipping. Offer ends Sunday at 2:34am ET (or earlier if sold out).
The price before the sale was $199 last night when I posted the lightning deals schedule.
UPDATE: two more are participating in the lightning deal even though they reside on separate product listings:
+ Rokinon FE8M-N 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Fixed Lens for Nikon for $187~
+ Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide F/3.5 Fisheye Lens with Auto Aperture and Auto Exposure Chip for Nikon AE8M-N for $237
To the eBay Deals we go, where friends of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express gift cards can get the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6 bundle with the 18-55 and 75-300 lenses, along with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ sidekick photo paper for $350 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). BuyDig is the seller, authorize Canon dealers.
Another NAB 2017 special, the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is bundled with the Platypod Pro Max Plate Mini Tripod (goes for $100 on its own) all together for $1699 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
If you don’t need the platypus creature tripod thing, Adorama has a different bundle for the same price, it’s an Accessorapaloooza (filters, Corel, cleaning kits, lens wrap, lens shade, tether.
Or if you don’t need any free accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (~$68) to be spent in future Adorama purchase by getting the default option.
More B&H NAB 2017 action, it’s a 4-pack of Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS prime lenses, the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm are on sale, together as a bundle at B&H Photo for $1749 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony E systems. M43rds photographers pay $50 more for this bundle. Offer ends 4/27/17.
These should not be confused with the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 which is a Tuesday daily deal.
The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 lens with declicked aperture and follow focus capable is on sale for $264 in the Canon and Fuji and Nikon systems by Aamzon itself with a limit of up to three units per mount per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. Check the individual listings for the Nikon version as it is complicated (Amazon’s own is Prime only, but Precision has it for $264 but not Prime eligible).
Speaking of Amazon, they are offering the Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection [Blu-ray] for $80 with free shipping. Limit one set per customer during the sale.
This is a nice bundle for new Canon shooters. The official Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit is bundled with a handful of free accessories for the same price of $350 with free shipping at Adorama. The freebies are: Adorama and Lowepro lens cases, Tiffen and Vivitar lens filters, and a cleaning kit. The lenses will ship right away, but some of the freebies may take longer to arrive per the page over there…
For more Adorama action, check their latest 48 Hour Sale…
For Canon shooters, the Yongnuo 100mm f2 is currently going for $160 with free shipping at Adorama. It is currently temporarily backordered, so keep that in mind.
And if you want to immerse yourself in DIY deal hunting, check:
Prime your wallets and your Canon and Nikon DSLRs because the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM ART lens is now in-stock for $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. The Sigma SA version is estimated to get in-stock next week.
The Nikon D7200 is no longer the “latest model” in the D7X0 line, the D7500 was announced a few days and it is currently available for pre-order for $1250 as body only – check Stock Status Tracker.
In new condition, it currently goes for $1000 as body only or $1300 with the 18-104mm lens at various authorized dealers, such as Adorama or Amazon or B&H Photo.
However, one school of thought is that once a “newer model” is revealed, it may be a good idea to buy the previous models as refurbished or used or grey-market, to save money on the purchase of a non-latest-model, since you are not riding the Early Adopter Wave.
If you like this approach, one path is refurbished, the D7200 body only is available manufacturer-refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama or $789 with a 90-da7 B&H warranty at B&H Photo.
Another path that will get you more bang for the buck (if you need/want the 18-140mm DX VR lens) is at the eBay Deals du jour where eBay seller 6ave (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the imported grey-market D7200 with the 18-140mm DX VR lens and a 1-year seller warranty (from 6ave, not Nikon USA) for $900 with free shipping. Limit five per customer.
For the speed-readers, the “1555” in the eBay listing title maybe easily misread as 1855 as in the 18-55 lens. This 1515 is the MPN of this kit, it comes with the 18-140mm lens 🙂 But for whatever reason, the eBay bots or humans picked a YouTube video for the D700 in the middle of the eBay listing instead of the D7200 🙂
PS: I am not sure how a one-paragraph post turned into this 🙂
Lens fun now at B&H Photo, where a number of new instant savings (discounts, no rebate/coupon) promotions are running on select lenses from the following four manufacturers:
+ Sigma Lenses (32 options)
+ Tamron Lenses (24 options)
+ Rokinon Lenses (6 options)
+ Canon Lenses (30 options)
There are many ways to get into the Nikon DSLR system these days, especially if you consider refurbished kits, which brings us to the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 bundled with the 18-55 DX VR and the 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR lenses, with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, all together going for $440 with free shipping at Adorama.
This bundle goes for $600 in new condition with some free accessories included by Amazon and Adorama.
All three official kits of the new Canon Digital Rebel T7i DSLR are now in-stock at a combination of Amazon (two of the three) and B&H Photo (all three) and Adorama (two of the three).
The three official kits are body only for $750, with 18-55 for $900, and with 18-135 for $1300. Additionally, B&H Photo has created two kits of its own that add the 55-250 lens to the 18-55 and 18-135 kits for +$150 more on each.
NOTE: B&H and Adorama orders will begin shipping on Wednesday April 19 regardless of shipping method selected.
The new Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S (yes, the one with the built-in macro lite/light) now has a price! You can now pre-order it for $350 at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama. The release estimate at the moment is June 10 (2017), which is not that far off, when you consider that Game Of Thrones Season 7 will arrive a month AFTER this lens is released 🙂
The built-in light also raises an interesting question, could we be heading into a “smartphonization” of lenses? It would certainly help manufacturers with more sales as lenses would have to be upgraded much faster than previous decades 🙂
If you need to buy Canon EF and/or EF-S Lenses, Canon has launched a big Buy MORE, Get MORE Lenses. You have to buy two (or more) different lenses to qualify for this offer. For example, getting a 50mm f1.4 and a 85mm f1.8 qualifies, but getting two 50mm f1.4 does NOT.
When you do that, you have to submit the mail-in rebate to Canon [PDF file], and a few weeks later, if all is well, you will receive a prepaid American Express Gift Card. I am not sure exactly how the Bonus amounts are calculated, they give a couple of examples but no formula. Promotion ends 4/29/17.
For more special offers, check the long and winding Canon USA Special Offers page.
Nikon has a new APS-C dSLR in the popular D7XX series, the new D7500 is now available for pre-order for $1250 as body only or $1750 with the 18-140mm DX VR lens at Amazon by Amazon itself. No shipping estimate yet.
This was added to the Cameras of 2017 Tracking page where the DSLRs have now scored an equalizer goal, making it DSLRs vs Mirrorless 5-5.
Stabilized macro time now, Canon revealed the new 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S (APS-C) lens but pre-orders for it are not available. Nevertheless the lens has a product page up and running at B&H Photo with some details and an option to get notified by email when it’s available for pre-order/purchase.
PS: this too has been added to the 2017 Tracking page of major/interesting new cameras and lenses (NOTE: these trackers are no longer comprehensive of every single P&S camera and clone lens).
It’s Prime time for Nikon DSLR shooters, the Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art is now in-stock for its starting price of $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Sigma mounts are not in-stock yet. B&H orders placed before Sunday at 8am ET will ship before B&H closes for the Passover Holidays. Orders placed after that, will ship after B&H re-opens on April 19.
On the Nikon zooming front, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G DX VR is is available in manufacturer-refurbished condition for $230 with free expedited shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
This eBay listing ended with over 750 units sold. It cannot be ordered as of a 4/5/17 recheck…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D750 body for $1250”
Some people like bundles with lots of small accessories, others don’t because they don’t need/want extra small accessories. But they may be a lot more interested when camera gear are bundled with “real” accessories, in this case, “real” Manfrotto and Vanguard tripods! Adorama is offering some of these bundles as part of their Canon Instant Rebates special promotion:
With Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
+ Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for $1699
+ Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens for $1848
+ tripod on its own goes for $179 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers
+ tripod on its own goes for $250 at B&H Photo
With Vanguard 264AB-100 Tripod
+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $1899
+ Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM IS for $1999
+ tripod on its own goes for $155 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers
Adorama is celebrating April Fools Day with a new round of Camera Deals, including the new condition Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens offered for $1099 with free expedited shipping and $44 promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) in the Canon mount and the Nikon mount. The Sony goes for $1100, it is not stabilized but it gets a free digiframe 🙂
UPDATE: it is also going for $1100 by Amazon itself. No promotional rewards here, unless you are a Prime member and you pay with either the Prime store card or the Amazon Chase VISA, then you get $55 in statement credit or cashback.
If you want to be among the first wave to get the new Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens, it is now availble for pre-ordering for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Shiguma DSLR systems.
I just added the Canon 77D body only to the Stock Status Tracker and already we have the first promotion from an authorized dealer, BuyDig (on eBay) is offering the body only for the same $900 price as other authorized dealers, but BuyDig includes a handful of small accessories for free:
+ Vivitar SF3000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash
+ Vivitar 2X Converter lens (58mm threading)
+ Vivitar 0.43X Converter lens (58mm threading)
+ Canon 100ES gadget bag
+ 64GB Gigastone SDXC C10 card
+ Vivitar Filter Kit (UV, CPL, ND8, case; 58mm)
+ Vivitar 12-inch Rubberized Spider Tripod, Large (Red)
+ Vivitar Universal Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control
+ various trinkety accessories (cleaning pen, air blower, microfiber cloth, USB card reader, tears of Nikon users)
PS: if you don’t need all of the extra accessories, you can give them to friends/family who may be beginners and don’t have a lot of accessories, or donate them to a local school or non-profit or church, or if you sell unwanted cameras on eBay you can add them to your listings to make it a bundle of sorts
More in cameras rolling out! In addition to the Panasonic GH5, but for a fraction of the price, the new Canon 77D DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo in all three of its standard kits. The body-only goes for $900, with 18-55 goes for $1050, and with 18-135 goes for $1500. Given pricing, most people will go for the body-only and use existing lenses or buy as needed… This camera is a candidate to be added to the Stock Status Tracker after I look into its situation further…
Another “take pictures with” kit among the refurbished Canon DSLRs that might be of interest for a first DSLR, perhaps for kids/teens since it is a bit smaller than the typical DSLRs, is the manufacturer refurbished black Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM with a 1-year Canon USA warranty going for $350 with free shipping. You also get a free badget bag and 16GB memory card. The white color scheme is out of stock.
PS: they also have an option with the 70-300mm non-IS non-USM added for $40 more, but how much that makes sense on a smaller DSLR without in-body IS, is up to the buyers to decide 🙂
Both Canon and Nikon have a large number of APS-C DSLR options in the market, especially if you are also willing to consider open-box and refurbished and used, so deciding which one to get can be more complicated than it appears. One such option adding to the complications is this manufacturer refurbished Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM bundle at the official Canon USA store for $580 with free shipping that includes two freebies, the Canon BG-E18 Battery Grip and the Battery Pack LP-E17. You can find this offer mentioned in small red print on the product page (screenshot below):
This kit is the only one of the refurbished Canon DSLR kits that have a free battery grip promotion on them that are currently in-stock. The rest are out of stock (and cannot be ordered while they are out of stock). To see them all, use your browser’s in-page search function to search for “battery grip” over there after you increase “Items per page” to 72.
The Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II USM IS is one of the Adorama VIP sales with a bundle of many free small accessories for $2000 BUT if you prefer one big accessory instead of a handful of near-consumables, Adorama has another bundle, also going for $2000 with free shipping, bundled WITH the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead. The Vanguard goes for $180 on its own. The bundle is “temporarily on backorder” because the tripod is backordered, but you can order it if you like the price/combo.
The sale is back on again, 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 DX 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. This is only available in the black color scheme.
Camera manufacturers have “(re)discovered” bundling! Canon has a brand new lens bundle, one prime, one zoom, and they are offered together, the 50mm f1.4 and the 17-40mm f4L, available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $1200. This however is NOT a good price as it stands, because the lenses can be purchased individually $330 (50mm f1.4) and $750 (17-40mm f4L). I suspect the bundle price will be adjusted when it gets closer to release, because $1200 is the list price of each lens before the seasonal “instant savings” promotions.
If you are comfortable with open-box camera gear from reliable retailers, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Canon 7D II body only for $1350 plus shipping (around $10, varies slightly by zipcode) with a 1-year warranty by B&H Photo (not Canon USA).
On the other hand, if you prefer new condition with a Canon USA warranty, you can get the 7D II body only for $1500 at B&H Photo with a 4TB Western Digital MyBook Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard drive, a 64GB Sandisk EXTreMe PRO SDXC card, and a Lowepro Hatchback camera bag and 2% promotional rewards (around $30 to be used in future B&H purchases).
The Nikon D750 goes for $1900 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers which offer various free accessories, eg B&H Photo or Adorama. Or you can go manufacturer refurbished with Nikon USA’s 90-day blessings (warranty) for $1500, eg Adorama.
But if you are a higher risk shopper, to the eBay deals we venture where the new condition imported grey market Nikon D750 body only is offered for $1300 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per buyer. Nearly 350 units have been sold so far from this listing.
The new condition Nikon D5600 with 18-55 DX VR goes for $800 at authorized Nikon dealers that include free accessories (eg Adorama) or promotional rewards (eg B&H Photo).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLR without a warranty, then off to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (100%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D5600 with 18-55 DX VR for $585 with free shipping. There is no warranty offered in the listing, so this is a higher risk than buying with a 1-year seller warranty, which in itself is a higher risk than a 1-year manufacturer warranty, and so forth. So it’s up to you and your risk matrix and Keanu Reeves 😉
On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon D5600 kit purchased from authorized dealers, and want a loaded “take pictures with” kit, the Nikon D5600 two-lens kit (18-55 DX VR, 70-300 DX non-VR) goes for $900 with a handful of free accessories at Adorama (Corel software bundle, Lowepro bag, 16GB Lexar SD, Bower 58mm IV filter, cleaning kit).
This is the first of three Nikon DSLR bundles that are up at Amazon. For $2800, from Amazon itself, you get the Nikon D810 body only, along with five freebies: a 128GB Lexar Professional 1000X SDXC memory card, a Wasabi extra battery, an AmazonBasics camera bag and a 1TB Seagate Duet portable external hard drive bundled with a 1-year unlimited Amazon Drive Plan. Limit three bundles per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown.
PS: if you are a Prime member, and you pay either with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card or the Amazon Prime Store credit card, you get 5% cashback or statement-credit on your purchase. If you opt for a special financing promotion from the Prime Store Card during the purchase/checkout, you may not earn the 5% (the shopping cart will indicate this).
The second of three Nikon DSLR bundles at Amazon is centered on the Nikon D610 body only. For $1500 with free shipping, you get the Nikon D610 body only kit, a 16GB Lexar SDHC memory card, an AmazonBasics camera bag and a 1TB Seagate Duet portable external hard drive bundled with a 1-year unlimited Amazon Drive Plan. Limit three bundles per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown.
It’s bundle time for the Nikon D500 body only. You get four freebies with the price of $2000 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three bundles per customer. Each bundle consists of the Nikon D500 body only, a 128GB Lexar Professional 1000X SDXC memory card, an AmazonBasics camera bag and a 1TB Seagate Duet portable external hard drive bundled with a 1-year unlimited Amazon Drive Plan. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown.
The Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX VR goes for $197 with various freebies or promotional rewards at authorized Nikon USA dealers (eg Adorama and B&H Photo).
But if you are a bit of a risk-taker, you can get this in imported grey-market with no warranty for $150 with free shipping by eBay selelr “PhotoVideo4Less” (100%, New York). Limit five per customer. Over 3100 units got sold so far from this listing. For the speed-readers, there is no warranty included.
A simple, low priced prime lens is certainly a lower risk than buying a zoom or pro or complicated lens, but still, it’s up to you to decide where your risk and comfort levels are.
The new condition Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM EF lens goes for $1000 at authorized dealers, bundled with a handful of lens-y accessories, eg Adorama (filters, cleaning kit, tether, lens shade, Corel software bundle).
But if you want to pay almost half of that, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty at the official Canon USA store for $540 with free standard US shipping. You can almost buy two for the price of one!
PS: I wonder how authorized dealers feel when the manufacturer undercuts them dramatically in price, while at the same time the manufacturer places strict restrictions on what prices authorized dealers can offer. Sounds -opoly-ish to me but I’m not an expert in this field, just a bloviator with a keyboard 🙂
The new condition Canon 80D body only goes for $1100 at authorized dealers (eg Adorama) but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs, then …
… off to the eBay deals where eBay seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 80D body only for $850 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave (not Canon USA). Limit up to five per customer from this listing.
It’s another flash sale at Adorama, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm DX VR is offered for $380 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
For more Adorama action, check their:
+ March Madness Bracket Sale
+ Lighting Gear Sale
And if you want to immerse yourself in DIY deal hunting, check:
The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II is bundled with a Pro Optic 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit and $3~ promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) for $147 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. The lens gets a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
This is part of their March Madness Sale where different product categories “compete” (aka, they are on sale).
The new Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM IF ART Lens is now available for pre-order for $1399 with free expedited shipping (when it releases) at Adorama in Canon (will ship first in early April 2017) and in Nikon and in Sigma SLR systems.
Another lens discount at Amazon by Amazon itself (not a lightning deal), it is the new condition Nikon 85mm f1.8G FX going for $440 with free shipping. Limit up to three primes per customer during this sale.
This offer ended…
Back to the eBay Deals we go where Buydig is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm DX VR II with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $400 with free shipping. Limit up to five units per customer during this sale.
Pentax fans were not left out of these brand new third-party lenses. Some of the new Irix prime lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. Check each individual lens for availability on it. These are DSLR lenses available in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax K DSLR systems. There are two prime lenses, a 15mm f2.4 and a 11mm f4. Each lens comes in two variations, a Firefly, and a higher-quality Blackstone (costs $200 more than the Firefly equivalent). There is a table at the aforelinked page with the differences between the two lines.
The 15mm f2.4 goes for $400 in Firefly and $600 in Blackstone, while the 11mm f4 goes for $575 in Firefly and $775 in Blackstone. Another benefit of having two lines, is two opportunity for discounts instead of one 🙂
The new condition Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens is currently on sale for $299 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
CORRECTION: the original link pointed to the certified refurbished instead of the new condition lens. The $299 new condition price was (and still is) correct!