Monday: Sigma 70-200/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (C/N) for $1199 [also: Benro, SmallHD, DLP]

It’s a Lens Day at the B&H Photo daily deals as fans of the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems have the option to purchase the new condition Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens for $1199 with free US shipping…

This and the other offers below expire on Monday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of time):

+ BenRo FIF28CIB2 Carbon Fiber Transfunctional iFoto Series 2 Tripod Kit for $199

+ SmallHD 1303 HDR 13″ Production Monitor for $2050

+ InFocus IN2136 4500-Lumen WXGA DLP Projector for $379

Refurbished Nikon D5600 w/18-55 DX VR AF-P w/90-day warranty for $450 [limited time offer]

With cameras adding more and more “smartphone” features, the decision on which model to get if you don’t want to pay top dollars for the “latest models” gets more complicated. A “smartphone feature evaluation” in addition to the camera features evaluation is needed. For example if you want Wifi, touchscreen, app support, etc…

… which brings us to a limited time offer on a recent Nikon DSLR, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5600 with 18-55mm (DX VR AF-P f3.5-5.6) going for $450 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

This is a very limited time offer, so don’t sleep on it…

Nikon Lenses Instant Savings return with 28 DSLR options

Nikon fans unite and take over (or hide your e-wallets). The Nikon lenses instant savings promotion is back at B&H Photo with 28 DSLR system options available, a mix of primes and zooms, the vast majority of them being 35mm full frame lenses…

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (63 options)

IT’s ZEISS time at B&H Photo! They are currently running a Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings promotion featuring 63 options, with a mix of DSLR and mirrorless system lenses, the fast majority of which being 35mm full framers. Too many lenses to list here individually, but *SPOILER ALERT* they are prime lenses…

[DEAD?] Waiting List OPEN: Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR for $315 [Prime only]

UPDATE 10:51am ET: it looks like this deal is dead…

UPDATE 9:15am ET: this switches like a Yo-Yo between Waiting List FULL or OPEN. It may continue like this for a while…

UPDATE 9am ET: the Waiting List is now OPEN, so you can join the wait. There’s still no guarantee you will get a shot at it, but if you are gonna be near the internet, you can give it a shot…

As of 8:11am eastern, this is “100% Claimed” and “Waiting List Full” but the offer runs until the end of the day, so if you want to try to play the waiting game, you may get a shot at it. People have 15 minutes to get it once it is in their shopping cart. If they don’t get it, it goes to the next person in the Waiting List. As the 15 minute blocks go by with un-purchased units, more spots open up in the Waiting List. But there’s no guarantee you will get it because they have a finite number of items available for each lightning deal…

With that out of the way, it’s the new condition Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR going for $315. Prime members only as usual…

[DEAD?] Canon SL2 Body for $314, with 18-55 STM for $384 [ends 5:30pm ET] {Prime Deal}

UPDATE 9am eastern: it looks like this deal is over. It either sold out or ended. It didn’t have a ticking clock or percentage-claimed like most lightning deals do. It was one of those semi-daily type of deals that usually appear during the holidays and on special events like Prime Day. I will monitor the situation and post an update if it returns…

ORIGINAL POST
A Salt Lake Rebel? That’s what the Canon SL-series stands for? Anyway good until 5:30pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition Canon SL2 body only for $314 in the black color scheme, and in either the black or the white color scheme you can get the new condition Canon SL2 with 18-55 EF-S STM lens for $384…

These was an unannounced deal, as it is often the case when the Gold Box has name-brand and high-value type of products. Otherwise everyone will be sitting on their PC waiting and it will all be gone within 60 seconds 🙂

These too are part of the Prime Day deals. If you are not a Prime member and you must have it, you can always start a free 30-day Prime Trial and leave a note/alert in your calendar to cancel before the expiration. Although what Amazon is counting on is that you are gonna get hooked on the free 2-day delivery and the music and video streaming services and the ebook reading services and the million (seemingly) other Prime Benefits

NOTE that the SL2 is now the “previous generation” model. The Canon SL3 is the latest model which goes for $550 body only or $650 with the 18-55 lens. Almost twice the price.

Refurbished Nikon D810 body w/90-day warranty for $1750

The new condition Nikon D810 price is too close to the D850 BUT if you are willing to go manufacturer refurbished, then $1000 gets shaved off the price! For $1750 with free US shipping, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D810 body only with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… Optionally you can get a $100 off combined purchase discount if you purchase it together (in the same shopping cart) with select Profoto lights [see “Buy Together & Save” over there]…

Meanwhile if you or your friendly camera technician need some D810 parts, there is a “Parts Only” listing with detailed description (“body is cracked open near …”) going for $309 at Adorama (USED). Note that this $309 does NOT function ~ it is for parts, repairs, experiments, and such…

Sigma ART Lenses Instant Savings (ends AUG-07-2019)

Sigma ART lens fans, unite (your wallets?) and take over! B&H Photo is having an instant savings promotion on select Sigma ART lenses until August 7 in 2019:

+ 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $649
+ Canon EF, Nikon F, Sonya (okay, Sony A)

+ 70mm f2.8 DG Macro ART for $469
+ Canon EF, Sigma SA

+ 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $649
+ Pentax K, Sigma SA

Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f1.2 MF for $649 (Canon, Sony E), $699 (Nikon F), $749 (Pentax K), $849 (Sony A), $899 (Fuji GF)

Do you like fast primes, and manual focus? If so, there is a sale on the Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 manual focus lens as follows:

+ at B&H Photo the Canon EF and Sony E go for $650, the Nikon F for $700, the Sony A for $800, and the Fuji GF for $850

+ at Adorama.com the Sony E and Canon EF go for $649, while the Nikon F goes for $700
+ the Pentax K and Sony A are special orders and go for $750 and $800 respectively
+ the Fuji GF (not X) goes for $849

+ if you prefer to shop through Amazon (eg the 5% cashback rewards), the above price are available by various sellers (including Adorama) through amazon.com

Sunday: Sigma 100-400/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemp (C/N) for $549, AquaTech, SpyPoint, Acorn, Etc

It’s a bird, it’s a lens! Among the Sunday quartet of B&H Photo daily deals, the headliner is a Shiguma zoom lens of the CaNiKon kind:

+ Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for $549 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ AquaTech AxisGO Water Housing for iPhone 7 or 8 (Seashell White) for $79

+ SpyPoint LINK-DARK Cellular Trail Camera (Verizon Data Plan) for $250

+ Acorn Masterkey 25 – USB MIDI Controller for $35

Sigma 18-35mm f2.8 DC HSM ART (Nikon only) for $574

If you are a fan of the Nikon system, Massdrop is offering the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART lens for $574 with free US shipping and a 1-year Sigma warranty. Orders will ship in mid-July 2019 from the vendor…

Monday: Tokina 11-16/2.8 DX-II PRO (C/N) for $329, Feiyu 3-Axis, 34″ LG, OnC Light

Hooray! A lens is headlining the Monday B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 for $329 in your choice of Canon or Nikon DSLR systems (the “DX II”)

+ FEIYU AK4000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $380

+ CORE SWX TorchLED Bolt 250W On-Camera Light for $150

+ LG 34CB99-W 34″ 21:9 UltraWide Curved IPS Monitor for $649
+ IPS, HDMI & DisplayPort Inputsm 3440 x 1440, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

12% off Used Lenses with KEH Camera coupon (ends Fri PM)

Good until Friday May 10 in 2019 AD, up until 11:59pm ET, coupon code LENS5A gets you 12% off Used Lenses at KEH Camera. The offer excludes ‘NEW’ and ‘Like New’ (LN) products. Leica branded lenses are also excluded.

As usual, the ultimate decider for what qualifies for the coupon is their shopping cart. You can “test” the coupon without having to login or create a KEH account: just add items of interest in the shopping cart and enter the coupon code and see what happens…

Ends Wedn PM: 10% off lots of used Canon and Nikon w/KEH coupon

Good until Wednesday International Labor Day (May 1st) at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN4A gets you 10% off a lot of Canon and Nikon camera gear at KEH Camera. Excluded are NEW condition and “Like New” products. You can test the coupon in the shopping cart without logging-in or creating an account…

Canon 50mm f1.4 USM International for $270

The new condition with USA warranty of the Canon 50mm f1.4 USM lens goes for $330 with free accessories at some Canon USA authorized dealers like Adorama, or if you want to venture into the used market, it starts at $238~ at B&H Photo and KEH Camera

But if you prefer new condition for less than the USA model, the international model is currently offered in new condition for $270 with free US shipping at Massdrop. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing. It will ship in mid-May 2019 from Massdrop. The offer runs for the next seven days [from posting date here]. Shipping outside the US hovers around $10 (varies depending on country/region/continent obviously)…

Tuesday (B&H): refurbished Nikon D7500 body for $700, 2TB Sandisk USB-C SSD for $300, iKan, X-Rite

Hooray, a DSLR headlines the Tuesday B&H Photo daily deals which run until Tuesday at 11:59m ET or earlier for any item that sells out ahead of time…

+ refurbished Nikon D7500 body only for $700 with a 90-day warranty

+ 2TB Sandisk Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD for $300

+ X-RITE ColorMunki Smile Color Calibration Solution for $69

+ IKAN Live Air Compact Wireless Lens Control System for $249 as two options: wireless focus wheel or motor with wireless zoom rocket

10% off select Nikon Camera Gear w/KEH coupon (4-Day promotion)

It’s a Nikon coupon promotion 4-day extravaganza at KEH Camera. Using coupon code NIK3A you can get 10% off select Nikon camera gear up until 3/17/19 at 11:59pm eastern time.

Excluded are NEW and “Used – Like New” products. Their shopping cart, as always, is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon discount. You can test the coupon without having to login or create a KEH account ~ just add items of interest to the cart, enter the coupon and see what happens…

The sale includes full frame and APS-C dSLRS, a variety of Nikkor lenses but not just so ~ also participating are Nikon mount lenses from other manufacturers (Zeiss, Shiguma, etc). You can also use the filters on the left hand side to further filter the eligible items or increase the page-size of search-results to 100 (especially if you have a good interest connection and a desktop monitor…

Mon: Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f2 (ZE) for $749, Etc

Hooray, once again a lens is headlining the Monday daily deals at B&H Photo, it is the Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE (Canon EF mount) going for $749 with free US shipping. Unfortunately for Nikon fans, the Nikon mount option is discontinued at B&H and obviously cannot be ordered or pre-ordered.

The other three offers:

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $60
+ Samson G-Track Pro USB Microphone with Built-In Audio Interface for $70
+ Pelican 1920B MityLite LED Flashlight for $17

Meanwhile at Amazon Germany Gold Box they are offering Philips TVs and Acer Swift laptops among their daily offerings…

UPDATE: at Woot Computers their daily deal is a refurbished 11.6″ Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Celery N3160, 4GB RAM, 16GB on-board, card reader, bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0, etc) for $100 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Creepy Google and all, there’s something very relaxing when you own a laptop that does NOT ever need to use Windows Update 🙂

Pentax 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE HD DA for $177

No, this has not turned into a Pentax blog, it’s just that price-checking can sometimes work out like this. Another Pentax lens is on sale, the HD DA 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE is going for $177 with free shipping and handling by Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer) and also at B&H Photo

Used (heavily) Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 ED-AL SDM for $249 + S&H

The Pentax lens price-check is a gift that keeps on giving. This surfaced in the Adorama Used store, a well-used Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 ED-AL IF SDM is going for $249 plus shipping. Supplies are very limited, so if you don’t see anything at the aforelinked page, it means the used inventory sold out.

This is rated as condition “V” at Adorama, which, per their website:

Pentax 50mm f1.8 DA for $97

While price-checking the Pentax 35/2.4, another sub-$100 new condition Pentax prime surfaced, it is the 50mm f1.8 DA going for $97 as well by Amazon itself (up to three per customer) and also at B&H Photo and also at Adorama

Pentax 35mm f2.4 DA AL for $97 New OR $76 Used

Pentax prime time now! For $97, you can get the new condition Pentax 35mm f2.4 DA AL lens from Amazon itself with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal, it looks like it may have been a price-match…

On the other hand, if you are fond of used lenses, you can get it for $76~ in “Used – Like New” condition in original packaging from Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Note that used supplies are limited, so it may have sold out by the time you read this. Always pay attention who the actual seller is on Amazon and at Amazon Warehouse Deals as many and more can offer products for sale over there…

PS: meanwhile in Europe, you can get this lens in “Used – Very Good” condition for 85~ euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Note that used inventory is limited, so it may be gone by the time you read this post…

Used Nikon D610 body for $609, Manuf Refurb for $899

On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon 35mm FF DSLR under $1000, Adorama is also offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $899 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… The new condition goes for $1500 at the moment…

OR at the other end of the price spectrum, the D610 body only goes for $609 in USED condition at Adorama… It comes with a 90-day Adorama warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee…

So you have a trade-off here of $300 and manufacturer versus seller warranty…

Refurb Nikon Df with 50/1.8G SE for $1700

It’s full frame time of the refurbished kind. Adorama is offering the Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special Edition for $1700 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This is the same price as the refurb body only… The more things change, the more they stay the same, a full frame camera with a 50mm normal prime, just like in the good old film days 🙂

EU: Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 Di LD Macro for 90 euro [C] or 100 [N/A]

If you are a fan of unstabilized zoom lenses, the new condition Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro is on sale for 90 euro in the Canon DSLR system and for 100 euro in the Nikon system (motorized) or in the Sony-Minolta A mount… Limit up to two units per customer at the sale price… This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The Pentax K is not available…

Wedn: Tamron 150-600/5-6.3 Di VC [C/N] for $779 {also Dracast, Atomos, Surface} [updated]

One of the benefits of the Canon-Nikon systems is the abundance of third-party lenses from the Japanese trio (TamTokSig), offering more affordable alternatives to the “canon” system lenses. Which brings us to the Wednesday B&H Photo daily deals, headlined by the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens offered for $779 with free shipping in your choice of Canon or Nikon systems…

PS: this is certified to be a Tamron lens {that’s because I often confuse/mistype Tamron and Tokina ~ they share four of the six letters in their respective names}

Also participating in the deals du jour is the Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $199 and three bundles of the Atomos Shogun Inferno 7″ ranging from $995 to $1195…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, at Best Buy they are offering the new condition 12.3″ Microsoft Surface PRO (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) with a keyboard included for $649 with free shipping or store pickup… There are enough Surface products now (and that’s before the foldables and the smartphone-type-things arrive) to warrant a visit to the Wikipedia page to sort them all out. We’ve already had six generations of the tablet, and two of each of the laptop and the “Book” and the Studio and three of the Surface Hub…

Ends Fri PM: 20% off select lenses w/KEH coupon (350+ options)

Good until Friday at 11:59pm ET, KEH Camera is offering 20% off select camera lenses using coupon code LENSES1A entered over there. Over 350 lenses are eligible for this promotion. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon…

Brands include Nikon, Zeiss, Hasselblad, Sigma, Canon, Olympus, Sony, Rollei, Rokinon, Schneider, Contax, Pentax, etc…

Ends Sun: 15% off Canon gear at KEH w/coupon (360+ options)

Good until Sunday JAN-20-2019 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CANON1A gets you 15% off select Canon gear at the KEH Camera website. Over 360 options are eligible for this promotion… As always, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon code…

Ends Fri PM: 15% off Canon and Nikon Gear at KEH

Good until Friday JAN-18-2019 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code NIKCAN1A gets you 15% off Canon and Nikon gear at KEH Camera. AS usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon code…

Canon Instant Savings until February 2nd (201 options)

The latest iteration of the Canon Instant Savings (manufacturer initiated discounts at authorized dealers) includes 160 Canon cameras (DSRLs, mirrorless, Powershots), along with 31 lenses and ten flashes. They are obviously too many to list here individually, but you can find them nicely organized over there at B&H Photo…

Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD with FREE Silk PRO II Tripod for $599 [C/N]

It’s Tammy time! No, not Tammy Wynette, but Tamron! Their new condition Tamron 70-210mm f4 DI VC USD DSLR lens is bundled with
the FREE Slik Pro II Tripod (with Ball Head & Case, gunmetal finish), all together going for $599 with free shipping at Adorama in your choice of Nikon system or Canon system.

No coupon, no rebate; just add to cart and proceed to checkout. During this promotion, the free Silk tripod is mentioned and included automatically by Adorama. If you don’t see the offer mentioned at the aforelinked pages, it means the promotion expired. Screenshot below if you are not familiar with the way Adorama does these type of offers…

Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro for $269 [Canon only]

The Adorama Featured Holiday Deal of the day for Monday DEC-10-2018 is the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS in the Canon EOS system only, going for $269 with free shipping. Only this mount and this kit is on sale. The other options (eg with freebies) are not on sale. This is a limited time offer.

Last Call: Zeiss 25mm f2 T* Distagon for $799 [Canon EF]

Good until 11:59pm ET on Cyber Monday, B&H Photo is offering the Canon EF edition of the new condition ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE Lens for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32 to be used in future B&H purchases). Only the Canon EF is thusly discounted…

With the same expiration time, for $899 you can get the new condition HP 14″ ZBook x2 G4 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation with ZBook x2 Pen. Specs i7-7500U Dual, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD, 14″ 3840 x 2160 UWVA IPS Touch, NVIDIA Quadro M620 Graphics Card (2GB), SD reader, Thunderbolt 3, W10 PRO, etc…

Sun: refurb Canon D-Rebel XS w/18-55 and Extras for $220

Good until Sunday 11:59pm ET, Woot is offering this refurbished Canon D-Rebel XS bundle for $220 with free shipping for Prime members, or flat shipping for everybody else. The bundle includes the DSLR with the 18-55 IS EF-S II lens, two converter lenses, 32GB SD card, camera bag, and lots of trinkety accessories.

Also part of the Woot daily deals is a refurbished Fire and Kindle sale which includes Fire tablets going from $25 to $60 [how tablet prices have fallen!], and a handful of e-book readers as well going from $23 [with or without Touchscreen) to $160 [6-inch Oasis with free 3G). Or the Voyage for $100 if you prefer tactile page-turns [in addition to the touchscreen].

Imported Canon 5D IV body only w/1-YR seller W for $1900

The Canon 5D Mark IV body only goes for $2800 with various freebies at authorized Canon dealers such as various at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

… but if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, to the eBay Deals we go where the Deals All Year eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV body only for $1900 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (from Deals All Year). Maximum of two cameras per eBay account at the sale price…

Imported Nikon D850 body w/1-YR Seller W for $2430

The new condition Nikon D850 body only at authorized Nikon dealers go for $3500 such as B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

… but if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, to the eBay Deals we go where the 6ave eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Nikon D850 body only for $2430 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (from 6ave). Maximum of two cameras per eBay account at the sale price…

Pentax K-1 II with 28-105/3.5-5.6 FA L and D-BG6 Battery Grip and Sling for $1897

The PM edition of our Black Friday continues with a Pentaxian full frame temptation. For a limited time, the Pentax K-1 II bundled with the 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED FA L lens sells for the same price as the body only, $1897 with free shipping at Adorama which includes the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip (nice!) and the Pentax DSLR sling bag and a padded strap too.

Pentax K-70 with 18-135 WR with freebies for $797

For a limited time, the Pentax K-70 with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR bundle is discounted to $797 with free shipping with a different set of freebies at B&H Photo (Pentax DSLR sling bag, camera strap, F/Stoppers class) and at Adorama (Corel software, slinger bag, 16GB Lexar, etc) and various at Amazon.

If you don’t need the “with 18-135 kit”, the body only goes for $595 with its own freebies of course.

Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 and 75-300 and Pixma PRO 100 for $299 after $350 MIR

This is a pretty good deal if you need its parts! For a limited time, Adorama is offering the Canon D-Rebel T6 two lens kit with Pixma PRO 100 bundle for $299 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). That’s quite the bundle if you don’t object dealing with the mail-in rebate and the prepaid AMEX gift card. You get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 IS II and 75-300/4.5-6 III lenses
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick, the 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper.

Refurb Nikon D7500 with 18-55 and 70-300 [both DX VR] for $900

Things are also hopping at the eBay Deals where the BuyDIG eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7500 two lens kit (18-55, 70-300, both DX VR lenses) for $900 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price.

This can serve as a “take pictures with” entry-point into the Nikon APS-C DSLR system for more advanced photographers. As to the lenses, one or both can be sold/traded/gifted if they are not wanted/needed.

Nikon D3500 w/18-55 and 70-300 and extras for $498

One of the high profile Black Friday deals featured in the various BF flyers, leaks and teasers is the Nikon D3500 two lens kit (18-55 DX VR, 70-300 DX non-VR) going for $500 (okay, $498) at authorized dealers, some of which are also bundling it with extras… At Adorama you get a 16GB Lexar, Nikon DSLR value pack, and such… At B&H Photo you get the Nikon DSLR Value pack, an F/Stoppers class [bundled with many products there during the BF/CM season], 16GB Sandisk, etc… At Amazon you get the Nikon DSLR value pack and 5% cashback if paid with a Prime cedit card…

If you don’t need the 70-300 lens, the D3500 w/18-55 DX VR kit goes for $400 at the same dealers mentioned above…

Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 and $105 Kohls Cash for $400 [or buy filler item for $15 more Kohls Cash]

This offer is primarily of interest to fans of the KOHLS department stores, or anyone who does not object to shopping there to spend the rewards. For this offer, you must be part of the KOHLS rewards program or be willing to join it. It is free to join.

The offer is this. For every $50 you purchase, you earn $15 in Kohls rewards. Despite the name “Kohl’s Cash” this is not real cash, but virtual money you can spend sort of like cash at Kohls stores. Thus if you are a regular shopper there, it’s a good deal.

Which brings us to the Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 which sells for $399.99. As it is, it earns $105 in Kohls rewards. But if you add any filler item priced $0.01+, your total goes to $400+, thus you earn an additional $15 in Kohls rewards. Kohls sells a gazillion of things, including many small trinkets, so it shouldn’t be hard to find some little thing to add.

So for Kohls Rewards members, this is sort of like paying $280 for this DSLR kit ~ again, assuming you have no problem spending the Kohls rewards on things you want/need. Between rewards and coupons and special promotions, you can get some really good deals at Kohls – if you have the time/energy/interest to chase these things ~ the chances of which increase if you are reading this sentence!

PRO TIP: you can rinse and repeat this type of a promotion with any other camera of interest that is carried by Kohls. Kohls is no B&H, so selection is pretty limited, eg popular instant cameras, basic P&S, etc…

Sigma Lenses Instant Savings [119 options]

If you are a fan of Sigma lenses, a total of 119 options are participating in the latest Sigma Lenses Instant Savings promotion that is part of the ever-growing B&H Black Friday sale for 2018. A mix of DSLR and mirrorless system lenses are available. Some of the lenses come with freebies (eg lens docks). Some of the lenses earn promotional rewards that can be used in future purchases at B&H…

NOTE that this is 119 options, not 119 different/unique lenses. For example if fictitious lens 5mm f0.005 is available in ten different mounts, it will appear as ten options under the above listings…

PS: and before you say 5mm f0.005 cannot be done, check the camera store at the Reptilian Mothership above the Equator 😉

Canon 5D IV with 24-105/4L IS II and Pixma PRO 100 and BG-E20 Grip and Extras for $3449 after MIR and coupon

For a limited time, coupon code CAJYHRGXV gets you this Canon 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm bundle for $3449 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card) at Adorama. The bundle includes:

+ Canon 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f4L IS II
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer with trusty sidekick 50pk photo paper
+ Canon BG-E20 battery grip
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ extra Canon battery
+ a vial with tears of Nikon [okay, this is NOT included!]

Speaking of Adorama, they have a variety of other Canon DSLR + Grip bundles and other Canon-related camera offers…

For more action, featuring most of the major photography brands, check the nicely organized Adorama Black Friday sale

Canon SL2 with 18-55mm for $550

On the more compact DSLR front, the new condition Canon SL2 with the 18-55 lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $550 with free shipping by Amazon itself with up to five kits per customer at the same price. This currently goes for $600.

However, if you don’t need the 18-55 lens, the SL2 body only goes for $500 with freebies at places like B&H Photo and Adorama….

Wednesday: select Canon 5D IV or 6D II DSLRs + Pixma PRO 100 + Extras Bundles

Good until Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern tonight, B&H Photo is having some special offers on select Canon full frame DSLRs with Pixma PRO 100 printer bundles as follows:

+ Canon 5D Mark IV body only with Pixma PRO 100 printer with Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip with 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC with extra Battery with 50pk photo paper for $2449 after $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card)
++ on the same listing you can find this offer running with the “with 24-70mm” lens for $3199 after the MIR, or “with 24-105” lens for $3349 after the MIR

+ Canon 6D Mark II body only for $949 after the $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX gift card)
+ same bundle as above but obviously with the BG-E21 Battery Grip; with Pixma PRO 100 printer, 50pk photo paper, 64GB Extreme SDXC, and extra battery

++ 6D II with 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 bundle for $1349 after the $350 MIR
++ same freebies as above

++ 6D II with 24-105mm f4L II for $1849 after $350 MIR

Optionally, you get a 13-month Canon CarePak coverage by following the instructions in the PDF file at B&H

Tue (EU): Sony a7 II, a6500, 24-240; Canon 10-18, Ixus 185; Fuji Square; Nikon D5300, A900, W300; Panasonic FZ82, G70, GX80

More action at Amazon Germany for Tuesday Nov-20-2018 which includes a Camera and Photo sale including:

+ Canon EF-S 10-18/4.5-5.6 IS STM for 199 euro
+ Canon Ixus 185 for 70 to 74 depending on color

+ Sony a7 II with 28-70 for 1205
+ Sony a6500 body only for 1069
+ Sony 24-240/3.5-6.3 OSS for 759
+ Sony FDR-AX100 4K UltraHD camcorder for 955
+ PS: separately, Amazon-Sony are running a Big Cashback Promotion of the full frame kind

+ Fuji Instax Share Gold for 97
+ Fuji Instax Square SQ 10 hybrid instant camera for 139

+ Kodak Mini Mobile printer for 75

+ Nikon D5300 with 18-55 for 595
+ Nikon Coolpix A900 for 297
+ Nikon Coolpix W300 element-proof camera for 340

+ Panasonic GX80 with 12-32 and Rollei City tripod for 600
+ Panasonic G70 with 14-42 and Rollei C5i tripod for 567
+ Panasonic FZ82 superzoom with Rollei tripod for 310

+ 1 Year of Dropbox PLUS for 59 euro

+ see them all at the Camera and Photo sale

Black Friday refurbished and preview at Canon USA

The official Canon USA store is having a Black Friday preview sale with a mix of new condition and refurbished products on offer, including a refurbished $100 pancake prime (24mm f2.8 STM EF-S) with the same 1-year warranty

New Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (61 options)

Zeiss too has joined the Sunday “new instant savings party” with a total of 61 items offered in the latest Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings. Most of them also earn promotional rewards. The sale includes both lenses for DSLRs and for mirrorless camera systems. All but one are in-stock and ready to ship. The other one is a “special offer”…

PS: by now you may be curious to find out which one of the 61 lenses is the “special offer”. If you don’t want to find out yourself, here’s the SPOILER: it’s the Biogon T* 35mm f2 ZM in the silver color scheme.

PS2: Biogon sounds like the name of a fictional company working in biology/genetics from a videogame or superhero comic?

New Canon Instant Savings are LIVE

Sunday has also brought with it a new round of Canon Instant Savings featuring a mix of DSLR and mirrorless and Powershot cameras, along with lenses, bundles and accessories. For example, the EF 40/2.8 STM is down to $129 with 4% rewards, while the 6D II and 5D Mark IV get free battery grips. The 6D II body only is at its lowest price of $1300, while the 5D IV at $2800.