Coming UP: Nikon D850 Full Frame DSLR

As part of the 100 Year Nikon Anniversary festivities, Nikon officially announced that a new 35mm full frame DSLR is coming. It will be the D850, and it will replace the D810. More details on the D850 will be announced at a later date per Nikon.

UPDATE: a placeholder page has been created for the camera at B&H Photo. More details as they get revealed by Nikon…

Nikon released a “hype video” for the D850, YouTube-embedded below:

DECISION MAKING PROCESS CHANGING after D850

So this changes the decision making progress for anyone interested in getting a 35mm full frame Nikon DSLR. As you can see in the Full Frame Cameras Price Chart, Nikon full frame DSLRs range from $1500 to $8000. The D810 that will be replaced by the D850 goes for $2800, while the Df is at $2750. The D810A (astro) goes for $3800.

So, strategically this means, if you are willing to pony up money for a brand new Df or D810, you night as well wait and see what the D850 will offer and how much will it cost.

On the other hand, if you need a 35mm full frame DSLR at the Df/D810 level right now and don’t want to wait for an anniversary pig in an anniversary poke, going the manufacturer refurbished route for the Df and the D810 seems like a reasonable financial and cameraholic decision versus buying them in new condition at full price.

That’s because the manufacturer refurbished prices are decidedly lower than the new condition:

+ manufacturer refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special for $1795 at Adorama

+ manufacturer refurbished Nikon D810 body only for $1997 at Adorama

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD with $38 rewards for $949 [C/N/A]

The sales keep on coming at B&H Photo! Now it is the new condition Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD going for $949 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. You also earn 4% promotional rewards which comes out to around $36 you can spend in future B&H purchases.

There’s a lot more at the latest Featured Sales, be sure to check them out as I can’t post every single one of them!

Tokina 14-20mm f2 DX with $24 rewards for $599 [C/N]

And now an F2 zoom temptation! They said it couldn’t be done but it has been done at the APS-C level. An f2 PRO zoom lens! The Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX is currently on sale for a limited time for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon or Canon, along with 4% promotional rewards (around $24) to be spent in future B&H purchases…

For more sales, check the latest B&H featured deals

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron; this is blog-certified to be f2, not f2.8 [this is now needed after my Fuji 35mm confusion] 🙂

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $869 (C/N/A)

If you are not tempted by the latest generation Tamron 150-600mm in the previously mentioned Tamron Solar Eclipse offer for Canon, Nikon and Sony A systems, and you instead prefer the first generation of the lens, without any solar eclipse accessories…

… then you can get the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD for $869 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A systems at B&H Photo (with 4% promotional rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per mount per customer; 5% back for Prime members paying with Prime cards)…

If you want to use the first generation lens for solar eclipse purposes, you can always purchase the appropriate filters and glasses separately. Or Nikon shooters can get the ready-made bundle from B&H Photo (only freebie are the $5 glasses vs buying lens + filter separately).

Tamron 150-600mm Solar Eclipse Bundle (with Marumi 95mm Filter) for $1499

If you are looking for solar eclipse bundles, B&H Photo has a limited time Tamron promotion that bundles the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens with the Tamron Marumi 95mm DHG ND-100000 Solid Neutral Density 5.0 Solar Eclipse Filter (16.5 Stops) and a 5-pk of solar eclipse glasses, all together for $1499 with free expedited shipping.

The lens goes for $1399 on its own, and the Marumi filter goes for $299 on its own, so you are getting a $200 combined purchase discount. The glasses are just $5, so they are a rounding error considering the price 🙂

The above link points to the Canon version, but this offer is also available for the Sony A version and the Nikon F version.

PRO TIP: if you are not familiar with the B&H Photo website, locate the “In the Box” section on the right hand side of their website, further down, to see what items are included with your purchase. They typically do a great job of showing the accessories by the manufacturer and then the items/accessories that may be included as a bundle or “free with purchase” promotions.

If you don’t want/need the Marumi filter, the lens without the two “solar accessories” is bundled with typical lens-y free accessories at Adorama (Corel software, filter kit, etc).

(ENDED) KEH Nikon Gear coupon: 5% off Cameras, 10% off Lenses, 15% off Accessories

This 1-day coupon expired. If you missed it, fear not! They will likely have more coupons in the future…

If you are interested in buying used Nikon cameras or lenses or accessories, Tuesday is a good day to do so, because coupon code NIK07A gets you 5% off Nikon cameras, 10% off Nikon lenses, and 15% off accessories at the KEH website. If you are not certain whether an item qualifies, simply add item to cart and enter the coupon and see what happens. The shopping cart is the ultimate decider on the final price 🙂

Imported White Box No Warranty Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G VR for $200

The Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR goes for $400 at authorized dealers which are allowed to include free accessories with it, such as Adorama.

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market white-box lenses without a warranty, then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Photo Video 4 Less” (100%, New York) is offering it in new condition white-box no-warranty condition for half the price, $200 with free shipping.

Needless to say this is a higher risk purchase, so if you don’t feel comfortable without any warranty, do not buy!

Refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special for $1795 [and Other Offers]

If you want to get the Nikon Df with the Special Edition lens but don’t want to pay the full new condition price, fear not! Adorama comes to the rescue, they are offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special Edition for $1795 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

This kit in new condition goes for $3000, so that’s certainly a big price difference to tilt the scales towards the manufacturer refurbished. This is the black Nikon Df. The silver Nikon Df is not available in this option.

But that’s not all. Adorama has launched a number of other promotions as follows:

+ DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter w/ 4K HD Camera + 2 Extra Batteries + Charging Hub for $999
+ expires 7/24/17

+ SmallHD 702 Lite 7″ Monitor With Pro Accessory Bundle for $999

+ 3 Legged Thing Albert Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod System with AirHed 360 Ball Head for $340
+ expires 7/30/17

+ Asus Zenbook Pro 15.6″ Ultra HD 4K Touchscreen Notebook for $1375
+ Intel i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GTX 960M 2G, 512GB SSD, Windows 10
+ expires 7/31/17

+ Asus Chromebook 13.3″ Full HD (4GB, 64GB) for $269

+ Dell Alienware 15 R2 15.6″ 4K Ultra Touchscreen Quad Core Gaming Notebook for $1069
+ Intel i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3GB GDDR5, Windows 10
+ expires 7/30/17

+ Apple Magic Keyboard (MLA22LL/A) for $69 after $20 mail-in rebate (PDF details)

(ENDED) Friday: 10% off Used Camera Bodies at KEH w/coupon

This coupon expired but stay tuned in the future for future KEH coupons… It’s coupon time! For Friday 7/21/17, coupon code BODY07A gets you 10% off Camera Bodies at KEH Camera. The coupon is towards the purchase of used camera bodies.

If you are looking for ideas, this page has the latest used KEH camera price drops. This coupon however only works on eligible camera bodies.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with Extras for $1299

PRO zoom action now! The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM is bundled with a different set of freebies for $1299 with free expedited shipping at a couple of retailers. The lens is available in the Canon, Nikon and Shiguma SLR systems.

At B&H Photo you get Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x EX DG for Canon EF and 4% promotional rewards. 4% may sound like a small number, but 4% of $1300 is $52~ to use in future B&H purchases. Not a small amount!

At Adorama you get the Sigma 2x EX DG APO Tele-Converter along with the FocusShifter LensShifter Grip Handle, and 77mm Pro-Optic filter kit, Corel software bundle, lens shade, lens pen, and cleaning kit.

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II with Manfrotto 3-Section Aluminum Tripod for $1749

A man named Frodo decided to start a camera accessories company in the Shire, shortly after the Scouring. Over time, as time often does, his name drifted to Frotto. And so we have the company by the name of Manfrotto. Okay, this is fanfic, not reality…

… but reality is this bundle, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens is bundled with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column, together going for $1749 with free shipping at Adorama. This is the same price of the lens on its own, so you are essentially getting the tripod for free.

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary with Extras for $399

An 18-300mm lens is going to be the definition of a compromise, so it’s up to you to decide where you draw the line on convenience and flexibility and such. Which brings us to the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary on sale for $399 with free shipping and extras depending on retailer. The lens is available in the five surviving SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sigma SA).

At B&H Photo, you get the Sigma 72mm Protector Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $16).

At Adorama you get a ProOptic 72mm filter kit, a lens pouch, a lens cap tether, and a cleaning kit.

Used Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC for $203 (Canon EF) or $252 (Nikon F)

If you are comfortable buying used f2.8 PRO zoom APS-C lenses, the previously mentioned Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin Clearance includes the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC lens as follows:

+ the Canon EF mount is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (check each individual listing) for $203 with free shipping

+ the Nikon F mount has only one listing, “Used – Good” condition for $252~ with free shipping

The above two links are filtered so they only show the options sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (in other words, Amazon proper). If you want to compare prices to the other Amazon Warehouse Deals sellers, here are the two links un-filtered:

+ the Canon EF mount
+ the Nikon F mount

In new condition, these lenses go for $650 at authorized dealers, such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

PS: in Tamron-speak, “Di II” is an APS-C lens, and “VC” is optical image stabilization (VC = vibration correction).

Imported Nikon D750 Body Only w/1yr seller warranty for $1290

As you may recall from our recent 35mm Full Frame Cameras Price Chart, the Nikon D750 body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to bundle it with free items, eg free 1-Year Photographers Cloud at B&H Photo.

But if you want to pay less, and you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get it in refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty for $1399 at B&H Photo.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, then to the eBay Deals we boldly go (where a CBS All Access subscription is not necessary) where eBay seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1290 with free shipping. Limit three per buyer. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller “6ave”, not Nikon USA.

As you can see, there are options, and that’s before you factor in the used market. It is good to have options ~ just ask anyone without options 🙂

(SOLD OUT) USED Energizer ENG-C60D Battery Grip for Canon 60D for $14

As of a 7/24/17 recheck, this is sold out in USED condition…

Even mo(i)re Bargain Bin sales at Amazon Warehouse Deals, it is the “Used – LIKE NEW” condition Energizer ENG-C60D Battery Grip for Canon 60D for $14~ with free shipping for Prime members. The description says this is in damaged original packaging.

Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 (C or N Lenses to E Cameras)

We have a bit of a mini theme, a trio of lens adapters and converters of sorts. We start with the ones that using magic (or mayhaps science) to offer autofocusing. It is a sale on two Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 each. These allow you to connect a Nikon F or Canon EF lens to a Sony E-mount camera. Check specs and reviews and forums if you are not familiar with the trade-offs of these. This is a limited time promotion (I do not know when it expires).

Lensbabies Velvet 56 for $450 [corrected]

Just like most babies (except perhaps Gilly’s baby), the Lensbabies are growing up in size and in cost. Their Velvet 56, available for various DSLR and mirrorless systems is now going for $450 at Adorama and by various at Amazon.

CORRECTION: blog-post title initially showed price as $50. It is/was $450. Probably cause of typo: the dollar-sign being shift-4.

(ENDED) Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-C 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC for $319 (EF)

The second Rokinon lens in today’s Gold Box is the new condition Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-C 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC for $319 in Canon EF. It is the only one that is a lightning deal which ends at 2:15am ET on Saturday.

Meanwhile ending at 3am ET on Saturday is the Kodak Dock & Wi-Fi 4×6” Photo Printer with Advanced Patent Dye Sublimation Printing Technology & Photo Preservation Overcoat Layer going for $100.

(ENDED): Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Canon w/built-in AE) for $333

This offer expired but for all the latest updates, check the mega-post that is the Prime Day 2017 Situation Room

Amazon is getting hipster-ironic by offering Prime lenses on Prime Day 🙂 Ending by 7pm ET on Tuesday as part of the Prime Day 2017, there is a lightning deal on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 prime lens in the Canon EF with built-in AE option for $333~ with free shipping. There are no other mounts on this listing. The price before the sale is $399.

LIVE: New Nikon Lens Instant Savings: three f2.8 PRO Zooms, Primes, and More

They are now LIVE! A new round of Nikon Lenses Instant Rebates are live at B&H as follows:

+ F2.8 ZOOMS: 14-24/G for $1700, 24-70/2.8G for $1700, 70-200/2.8E VR for $2600

+ ZOOMS: 12-24mm f4G for $950

+ PRIMES: 10.5/2.8G fish for $600, 24/1.8G for $700, 28/1.8G for $600, 35/1.8G DX for $167, 50/1.4G for $400, etc

+ they also get 4% promotional rewards

20% off Rokinon 85mm f1.4 coupon: Pentax K for $207, Canon, M43, Fuji X for $232, Sony A or E for $240, Etc

The Rokinon Lens Coupon Party continues with the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 at Amazon. After the clip-on coupon is factored in, the prices drop to $207 in Pentax K, $232 in Canon and Fuji X, and M43rds, and $240 in Sony A and Sony E and Olympus Four Thirds, and $263 in Canon AE and Nikon AE.

The Nikon and Samsung NX options are sold out and cannot be ordered. Offer expires 7/11/17 PM (or earlier for any options that sell out and cannot be ordered).

Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for $375 (Four Thirds), $391 (Fuji X), $400 (M43rds), $440 (Nikon, Canon, Sony E) after coupon

More clip-on lens coupon action at Amazon, it is the Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 lens dropping 20% off its current price when you clip-on the coupon. This must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. After the coupon is factored it, the prices drop to $375 in Four Thirds (yes, the DSLR system), $391 in Fuji X, $400 in Micro Four Thirds, and $440 in Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and the Sony E system. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.

20% off Lens Coupon: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine drop Nikon to $320, M43rds to $342, Canon and Sony E for $400

The Rokinon coupon party continues. This clip-on coupon is a 20% off the current price of this Rokinon lens, which must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It is the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine lens dropping for the Nikon to $320, for the M43rds to $342, and for the Canon F and Sony E to $400. Coupon expires 7/11/17.

Lens Coupon (!): $25 off Rokinon 8mm f2.5 Fisheye makes Canon $175, Nikon $204, Pentax $244, Alpha $254

Coupons for groceries are common. Coupons for lenses, not so much. But they do exist. Right now. At Amazon, there is a clip-on coupon (no code to enter, just click to clip the coupon to your Amazon account), that gets you $25 off the current price of the Rokinon 8mm f2.5 Fisheye lens. Amazon itself must needs be the seller for the coupon to work. After the coupon is factored in, it makes the Canon EF drop to $175, the Nikon F drop to $204, the Pentax K drops to $244, and the Sony Alpha drops to $254. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.

If you are not familiar with these, here’s a screenshot of what to look out for:

UPDATE: the non-HD Canon version has its own 20% off clip-on coupon, bringing the price of the Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye from $200 down to $160. Coupon expires 7/11/17.

Refurbished Nikon D3X Body with 90-day warranty for $2895

This is a “deep cut”. If of all the Nikon DSLRs out there, you happen to want or need the Nikon D3X in refurbished condition, you can get the D3X body only refurbished with a 90-day warranty for $2895 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

PS: this may seem like a random thing to post, but there’s a method to the madness, it surfaced while I was checking/price-checking cameras for the Camera Price Charts.

Heads Up: New Nikon Lens Instant Savings Go Live on Sunday

This is only a heads up! Starting at some point on Sunday, a new round of Nikon Lenses Instant Rebates will go live. This is a heads-up so you can plan ahead and/or check reviews and such.

Among the lenses that are expected to be discounted are:

+ F2.8 ZOOMS: 14-24/G for $1700, 24-70/2.8G for $1700, 70-200/2.8E VR for $2600

+ PRIMES: 10.5/2.8G fish for $600, 24/1.8G for $700, 28/1.8G for $600, 35/1.8G DX for $167, 50/1.4G for $400, etc

+ this is only a Heads-Up, the sales prices go live on Sunday!

Pentax K-3 II Body for $846, or with Flash, Grip for $899

Pentax now has a 35mm full frame DSLR, but it goes for twice as much as their APS-C DSLRs. Which brings us to the Pentax K-3 II Body Only currently on sale for $846 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit three per customer).

On the other hand, if you also want the official D-BG5 Battery Grip and the AF-200FG flash, you can get them all together for $899 with free shipping by Adorama and by Adorama thru Amazon (Prime-like shipping speed for Prime members even though it ships directly from Adorama).

Used Sigma SD1 Merrill Body for $692

If you are tempted by the Sigma Foveon DSLRs but don’t want to spend the big bucks to buy in new condition, one lucky photographer can get the Sigma SD1 Merrill body only in “Used – Good” condition for $692 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Make sure they are the seller and not random / unknown sellers. According to the shopping cart, there is only one unit available from AWD. See screenshots below if you are not familiar with how these work:

When you add it to the shopping cart, it reveals the available quantity:

Open box Canon 7D II Body w/1yr warranty for $1349 + S&H

And now we are price-checking APS-C dSLRs for the next installment in the Price Charts series and as this happens, potential discounts or sales and such may come up. Which brings us to the Canon 7D Mark II. If you are a fan of open-box camera gear, the 7D II body only is available in open box condition for $1349 plus shipping at B&H Photo with a 1-year warranty from B&H Photo (not Canon USA).

Save the Date: 7/9/17 Giveaway Prize is Nikon D3400

Just like Black Friday starts a couple of weeks before the actual Black Friday, Prime Day seems to be extending backwards in time as well. Amazon is running daily giveaways in the run-up to Prime Day, and on Sunday 7/9/17 (one week before Game Of Thrones Season 7 begins), the giveaway will be the Nikon D3400 in black or red. This is shown in the Giveaway schedule in the Amazon app when you click on the giveaway notification.

Entering the Giveaway is Simple

You can enter any or all the available giveaways. Entering is simple, you watch a very short Amazon video (promoting various Prime features), then click on a yellow “Continue” button, and then you are presented with a bouncing box. You click on the box, and their computer will inform you whether you won or not. The screenshot below is for a current giveaway item for a CD from an indie British band…

Pentax K-1 Body for $1791 [limit 3]

A silver lining of Amazon’s Price Bots is that sometimes they can price-match 3rd-party sellers without “grown up” supervision. One such case we have now, the new condition Pentax K-1 body only is going for $1791~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer. This appears to be a price-bot price-match of the 6ave price. Shhhhh! Don’t tell the Amazon “grown ups” 🙂

Refurbished Nikon D610 Body for $1100

The new condition Nikon D610 body only currently goes for $1500 at authorized dealers, but if you want to buy it refurbished from a well-known and reliable dealer, B&H Photo is currently offering it in refurbished condition for $1100 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty. The listing does not specify whether it’s a B&H or Nikon warranty.