$1795 is the magical price for a number of Rokinon Xeen Profesional Cine Manual Focus lenses at Adorama for a limited time. The following lenses go for $1795 each:
+ 14mm T3.1, 16mm T2.6
+ 20mm T1.9, 24mm T1.5
+ 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5
+ 85mm T1.5, 135mm T2.2
The lenses are available in the following mounts:
+ DSLR: Nikon F, Canon EF
+ Mirrorless: M43, Sony E
+ PL mount
+ all options are nicely organized by lens, in ascending focal length order at Adorama
The Canon 6D body only (first generation) goes for $1400 at authorized dealers (eg Adorama or Amazon itself). Or it goes for $1200 in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty at the Canon Outlet store…
… but if you prefer to save some more, off to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller 6ave (98.9%, New Jersey) is offering it for $1000 with free shipping in imported grey-market condition with a 1-year seller warranty. Limit up to three units per customer…
With the newest second generation model, the Canon 6D II body going for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers, you’d be paying half for the previous generation.
Manufacturer-created Lens bundles are all the rage these days. Nikon has a Landscape and Macro DX bundle with the 40mm f/2.8 MACRO and 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lenses, both DX (APS-C), on sale for $547 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
This is a “Coming Soon” item, it is not in-stock yet! The 40/2.8 goes for $277 on its own, while the 10-20/4.5-5.6 goes for $307 on its own, for a total of $584 if purchased separately.
Sundays are the starts of new “shopping weeks” and promotions at retailers and also by manufacturers through their MAP-controlled “Instant Savings” promotions. This Sunday we have two new instant savings promotions going live, nicely organized by B&H Photo as follows:
+ Canon Instant Savings featuring five DSLRs and 13 lenses
+ Fuji Instant Savings featuring a handful of cameras and lenses, in the X System and the GF* system too
+ also available nicely organized at Adorama
+ in progress, I don’t think mentioned them before, there are some Panasonic Instant Savings, nicely organized at Adorama
It looks like Amazon has price-matched the B&H offer. As of the time of writing, you can get the new condition Tamron 12-28mm f4 PRO APS-C lens in the Canon mount for $199 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Maximum three lenses per customer.
It is currently in “temporarily out of stock” status, so shipping date is up in the air, but you can lock the $199 price if you like it.
The new condition Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens bundled with some free accessories goes for $1100 at authorized dealers such as Adorama. But if you want to save a lot and you are comfortable with imported grey-market, then…
… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%) is offering the lens in new condition imported grey-market for $690 with free shipping in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount.
Limit five per mount per customer. Between them they sold over 800 units.
Warranty-wise, if you are buying in Canada, you get a 6-year Tamron Canada warranty. If you are buying elsewhere, you get the 1-year Tamron International warranty. So it’s a lot shorter than the Tamron USA warranty. That’s one of the reasons why the price is lower. They are a Canadian seller but the eBay listing says they ship from various locations in the USA.
The updating of the Stock Status Tracker has new developments on the Nikon D7500 APS-C DSLR front as well:
+ the imported grey-market price dropped to $1097 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (IMPORTED)
+ Adorama is now offering FREE ACCESSORIES for the same price of $1250 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty
+ Freebies: Corel software bundle, Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra SD, memory card wallet, USB stick card reader, cleaning kit
An update of the Stock Status Tracker is in-progress, and we have new lower prices for imported grey-market Canon 6D II Body Only kits since the last time we checked. The new condition authorized dealer price is $2000, but if you are comfortable with imported with a 1-year seller warranty:
+ 6ave on eBay (IMP) for $1715 with free shipping
+ Deals All Year on eBay (IMP) for $1730 with free shipping
A new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 10/13/17 in this case).
This week includes:
+ USED Canon 40D Body Only starts at $108 after coupon
+ USED Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 G ED DX AF-P (Limited Compatibility) starts at $131~ after coupon
+ also eligible for the coupon are four photo-accessories – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH
Also, ending by Sunday night, they offer 15% off their KEH OverStock Sale with over 560 items participating. The coupon expires Sunday at 11:59pm ET.
This is a Four Thirds DSLR product, not a micro four thirds mirrorless product! The Olympus EC-20 2.0X Teleconverter is available in different conditions at different retailers as follows:
+ USED (condition 9) for $250 at B&H Photo with a 90-day B&H Photo Used products warranty
+ imported grey-market by unknown seller for $290 with the order fufilled by Amazon (Prime eligible)
+ NOTE: some of the other sellers are shipping from Asia, so pay attention to the individual listings and shipping estimates
+ manufacturer refurbished for $345 by the Olympus Outlet store with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.
Prime temptation of the stabilized kind! Hide your wallets! The new condition Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is bundled with a FREE Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $16 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo for $399 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems. The same price and extras are available for the Sony A system but the lens is not stabilized (VC).
The same price with 4% promotional rewards but no free Hoya filter at Adorama. The same price but no freebies thru Amazon (but you can get 5% statement credit as a Prime member paying with official Amazon credit cards).
A rare medium format DSLR discount! The Pentax 645Z body only medium format DSLR camera is now down to $5497 at authorized dealers including B&H Photo and Adorama and various thru Amazon.
B&H and Adorama offer 4% promotional rewards, which is about $220 to be used in future purchases at B&H or Adorama. Amazon does not have promotional rewards, but if you are a Prime member and pay with either one of the official Amazon credit cards, you get 5% back as a statement credit.
If you prefer the Nikon D800 body only over the Nikon D800E, Adorama has options for you too!
If you are comfortable with heavily used but still functioning DSLRs, KEH Camera is offering the Nikon D800 body only in “BGN” (Bargain) condition for $1079 plus shipping with a 180-day warranty.
The USED prices at Adorama start at $1200 in “Used – Very Good” condition and increase as the condition increases. Check the “What’s in The Box”s section of each individual listing to see what’s included and other details about that particular listing.
USED items sold by Adorama come with a 90-day Adorama warranty.
On the other hand, if you prefer manufacturer refurbished DSLRs with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is offering them in manufacturer refurbished condition for $1700 with free shipping.
Nikon has a lot of 35mm full frame DSLRs these days, more so in their D8XX-series. Coming out in a few days/weeks is the D850 for $3300 [see Stock Status Tracker], coinciding with the anniversary festivities.
If you want a Nikon D8XX DSLR but want a much lower price, the Nikon D800E is available in USED Condition at Adorama for $1400 plus shipping in “Excellent Minus (E-)” condition with a 90-day warranty from Adorama. Better conditions go for more. These are used, not manufacturer refurbished.
But if you prefer them in officially blessed manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is offering them for $2050.
The prices are good enough value wise for the refurbished Nikon D3400 kits, however, some people may prefer a more recent and a more advanced APS-C Nikon DSLR as their entry-point into the system. But still want to get the two standard kit lenses, the 18-55 DX VR and the 70-300 DX non-VR.
If so, Adorama comes to the rescue, they are offering in manufacturer refurbished condition for $620 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
At authorized dealers, in new condition, the D5600 two-lens kit goes for $900 with freebies, eg B&H Photo and Amazon itself (no freebies).
If you are looking for a “Take Pictures With” entry-point into the Nikon DSLR system, Adorama has a couple of offers on manufacturer Nikon D3400 DSLR kits with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty as follows:
The manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR in the black color scheme goes for $360 with free shipping.
Or if you want to also get the 70-300mm DX non-VR lens, then you can get the D3400 two lens kit (18-55, 70-300) for $425 with free shipping in the Black Color Scheme or the Red Color Scheme. So $65 more adds the 70-300 DX non-VR lens to your purchase.
In new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, the D3400 with 18-55 kit goes for $500, and the two lens kit goes for $600 with extras, eg B&H Photo.
The Nikon D7200 body only is no longer “the latest generation”. The Nikon D7500 is the latest APS-C model going for $1250 as body only [see Stock Status Tracker].
The Nikon D7200 body only, in new condition, at authorized dealers, it goes for $1000 with some free accessories, such as Adorama and various at Amazon.
If you are gonna get the previous generation, you might as well pay less by going the manufacturer refurbished route and that’s where Adorama comes in, offering the D7200 body only in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $710 with free shipping. That’s almost $300 less than new condition.
Optionally, under the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can add to the camera with a combined purchase discount promotion the 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for +$100, instead of its regular price of +$120.
Speaking of Adorama, here is the latest situation in their Nikon manufacturer refurbished gear:
+ recently added refurbished Nikon gear
+ all refurbished Nikon gear
A proper superzoom lens sale! The new condition Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens is on sale for $329 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems at B&H Photo. VC here meaning Vibration Correction which is Tamron-speak for image stabilization.
This lens is also on sale in the Sony A-mount, however this one is without VC since Sony camera bodies support sensor-shift image stabilization. Check your local photo forums for never-ending debates on the merits of the various image stabilization systems 🙂
As of 9/28/17 9:12am ET recheck, this sale continues…
This sale ends on 9/27/17 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if any of them sell out).
The Dream of the 90s is alive, not just in Portland, but also in stabilized tele-macro lenses! The new condition Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM MACRO lens is on sale for $569 with 4% promotional rewards (around $23~ to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems.
If you prefer free lens-y accessories instead of 4% promotional rewards, Adorama is offering instead a Tiffen 62mm Filter Kit, lens cap tether and cleaning kit.
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Lots of refurbished Canons are participating in the Pumpkin Spice Mocha sale sale at the Canon outlet store.
We previously mentioned the refurb 80D with 18-55 for $779. For a similar ballpark price, you can trade-off an older body with a better lens, it’s the manufacturer refurbished Canon 70D with 18-135mm with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $800 with free shipping.
This kit is almost gone from authorized/reputable dealers, but its price defeats the used price of $912 at B&H Photo in “Condition 9” with only a 90-day B&H Used warranty.
And now a sale on a new entrant in the world of DSLR lenses, the Irix 11mm f4 lens is on sale for $550 in the Firefly configuration (Joss Wheadon not included) and $725 in the Blackstone configuration at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax K systems. Yes, Pentax fans lucked out this time, they made a K-lens as well as CaNikon!
This is a limited time sale. Expiration date unknown. For more action, check the B&H Featured sales.
Back to the Canon Pumpkin Spice sales we go, where, despite the goofy name for their sale, all these come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty and very competitive prices on some items compared to buying them new condition at authorized dealers.
The Canon 80D with the 18-55mm lens currently goes for $1250 at authorized dealers such as Adorama.
But if you buy manufacturer refurbished with a 1-year warranty from the Canon USA Outlet store, you can get the Canon 80D with 18-55mm kit for $779 with free shipping. That’s 38% off the new condition price and you still get the same warranty!
If you don’t want/need the 18-55 kit lens, you can sell, donate, trade, gift or experiment upon the 18-55 lens!
The discount is not as big, but it’s less if you are instead interested in the 80D with 18-135mm kit. It goes for $1500 at authorized dealers versus $1079 at Canon USA Outlet.
If of all the Nikon DSLR options out there it is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 body only the one you want, you can get it for $250 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
For more Adorama-Nikon manufacturer-refurbished action, check:
+ recently added 30+ manufacturer refurbished Nikon options
+ a total of 90+ manufacturer refurbished Nikon items are currently available.
What about some Pumpkin Spice Sales for breakfast?
Let’s round up the lenses. We already mentioned two primes under $100 and the 85mm f1.8 EF for $260, but there are more value options at the Canon Pumpkin store:
As S.W. Anderson pointed out in the comments earlier, if you are looking for a bang for the buck EF-S zoom, the manufacturer refurbished Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S is available for $190 with a full 1-year warranty Canon USA warranty… In new condition this goes for $279 with some freebies at authorized dealers such as Adorama.
Also zooming, the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM goes for $540 with a 1-year Canon USA warranty. In new condition this lens goes for $749 with freebies at authorized dealers such as Adorama.
If you are looking for a “take pictures with” Canon DSLR kit without breaking the bank, the Canon USA Outlet store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Canon D-Rebel T6i Two Lens Kit with the 18-55 EF-S IS STM and 55-250 IS STM lenses along with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $560.
This is a limited time offer, part of their Pumpkin Spice Refurbished Sale.
PS: if they chose that name, they should have been giving everyone who buy a camera or lens a promo code for a free PSL 😉
Going with the theme of the season, the official Canon USA Outlet store has launched a Pumpkin Spice Refurbished Sale (that’s their own name for it, not my goofy joke), and that includes two primes under $100 but still with a 1-year Canon USA warranty:
+ refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 EF for $80
+ refurbished Canon 24mm f2.8 EF-S for $99.99 (thus my loophole to call it under $100)
The Canon 85mm f1.8 EF lens goes for $350 in new condition at authorized Canon USA that bundle it with some free accessories such as Adorama.
But if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished with a 1-year Canon USA warranty, you can get it in this condition for $260 for a limited time at the Canon USA store.
Continuing to dig into the Bargain Bin, as of the time of writing, there is one listing of the Used Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR lens, in “Used – Like New” condition [no further details given] going for $120~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.
This lens currently goes for $350 on its own in new condition, but it’s frequently bundled with more recent Nikon DSLR two lens kit, so the $350 price is a bit misleading in terms of its effective street market price.
The first generation new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD goes for $1100 at authorized dealers which can include some free accessories such as Adorama.
But if you are a more adventurous shopper, then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%) is offering the lens in new condition for $690 with free shipping in the Nikon system. Per the listing, the sale ends 9/20/17.
UPDATE: they also offer this in the Canon EF system for the same price.
Further down the product listing, under “Warranty” it says that you get either a 1-Year Tamron International warranty or a 6-Year Tamron Canada warranty, depending on location. They also offer a 30-day return policy.
This is a higher risk than buying in new condition from authorized Tamron USA dealers, that’s one of the reasons for the lower price. I believe “QuickNDone” is a Canadian seller.
Lensbabies are multiplying like bunnies these days. The new Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic is available for pre-ordering for $200. This if you already have a compatible Lensbaby “Lens Body”.
If not, fear not, they also have bundles of the Sweet 80 with the Composer Pro II, together available for pre-order for $379 at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon, Pentax K, Sony A, or Canon in SLR systems, and in your choice of Fuji X, M43rds, Sony E or Samsung NX in mirrorless systems.
It’s Shiguma time! Tamron may have announced an upcoming 100-400mm lens, but you can’t take pictures with a future lens. You can take pictures with an existing lens, which brings us to the new condition Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens bundled for FREE with the Sigma USB Lens Dock and a 67mm Sigma WR UV lens filter, all together going for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon, Nikon or Sigma SLR systems.
Tamron has revealed a new DSLR lens, the 100-400 f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD for the Canon and Nikon systems. There is no price on the lens yet, and since there’s no price, there are no pre-order options yet either.
There is a product page created for this lens however at B&H Photo.
This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 page.
A new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 9/22/17 in this case).
This week includes:
+ USED Canon 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 USM EF for $59+ starting in BGN (Bargain) condition
+ USED Mamiya RZ67 Medium Format Camera Body for $136+ starting in BGN (Bargain) condition
+ if you are not familiar with KEH, check the various conditions listed there, eg “BGN”, “EX”, “EX+”, “LN”, etc
+ “AS IS” condition does not have a warranty and does not offer returns
+ also eligible for the coupon are four photo-accessories – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH
In a separate promotion, not eligible for the coupon above, KEH has an on-going overstock sale with over 400 items participating.
The mirrorless systems sort of countered the advantage of Canon and Nikon DSLR systems having more 3rd-party lens options than the DSLR systems of the other manufacturers. But DSLR-wise, Canon and Nikon systems still have an advantage over the other remaining DSLR systems.
For example, then new Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 is only available in Nikon and Canon, and as of the time of writing, the Canon EF version is in-stock and ready to ship for $1199 at B&H Photo.
The 3rd-party lens manufacturers also serve to keep OG Canon and Nikon lens prices in check. Imagine how much the f2.8 PRO zooms would cost if Canikon knew that you couldn’t get Tamrons and Tokinas and Shigumas instead…
PS: “Shiguma” was the computer-translated name of Sigma from back in the day of earlier versions of computer-translation software technology 🙂
The new condition Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine ED AS IF UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $500 with free expedited shipping and $10~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, and the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mirrorless systems.
This is among the latest B&H Featured Sales…
Prime time is a good time, and the Bower 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens is on sale for a limited time for $229 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the following DSLR and mirrorless systems:
+ DSLR: Four Thirds, Pentax K, Nikon F
+ Mirrorless: M43rds, Samsung NX, Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X
Prime time for Pentaxians! The new condition Pentax SMCP-FA 31mm f1.8 AL Limited is on sale for a limited time for $997 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon.
Macro time! The new condition Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 macro lens is on sale for $399 with free shipping at Adorama with the following freebies: 52mm Pro-Optic Filter Set (three filters and case), the Corel Software bundle (five titles, including two photo and one video), a lens wrap, tether and cleaning kit, and $8 promotional rewards.
For more Adorama action, check:
+ variety of camera gear including cameras, lenses, filters, and stabilizer-y things
+ variety of camera bags (over 200 options)
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It’s the …Age of Ultron for Nikon SLR shooters 🙂 The new Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 SL IIS is available for pre-ordering in two color schemes for $515 for the Nikon F system at B&H Photo with a next week (September 12) release estimate.
This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page.
If you are looking for a “take pictures with” entry into the Nikon DSLR system but also want a relatively recent camera and two lenses, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5600 Two Lens Kit with the 18-55mm DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3 DX non-VR lenses for $680 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
The new condition version of this kit at authorized Nikon dealers goes for $900 with free shipping such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.