Pentax K-P Silver Body with 40mm f2.8 XS Pancake for $1177

Pancakes are being served at Cafe Pentaxian! Pentax has a new K-P bundle, it’s the silver K-P body only bundled with the 40mm f2.8 XS pancake lens, together going for the very specific price of $1176.90 with free shipping. This is marked as a “Coming Soon” item at B&H Photo.

The little pancake lens itself, the Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 XS is a special order with a 7-14 business days estimate for $227 with 4% promotional rewards.

If you don’t want to buy them together as a kit, the silver K-P body only goes for $949 on its own.

Sigma 4.5mm f2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye with Extras for $799 [C/N/A/P/Si]

It’s Shiguma time of the fisheye variety! The new condition Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye lens is bundled with a handful of extras for $799 with free shipping at Adorama in the Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sigma SLR systems. The Sony A option is not on sale.

The freebies are the Corel software bundle (five titles, including two photo and one video), along with the LensAlign MkII Focus Calibration System along with lens-aholic accessories: lens wrap, lens cap tether, and cleaning kit.

If you don’t want/need any of the accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (around $32 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo where all five options, including the Sony A mount are eligible.

KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Pentax K1000 for $134 Excellent or $44 UGLY; Canon 50/1.8 SC BL FD for $22 to $44

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 9/8/17 in this case).

This week includes:

+ USED Pentax K1000 Body only FILM CAMERA has three options:
+ prices below AFTER 25% off coupon:
+ AS-IS condition for $39~ [no warranty, no returns]
+ UGLY condition for $44~
+ EXCELLENT condition for $134

+ USED Canon 50mm F/1.8 SC Breech Lock FD Mount
+ AFTER COUPON prices range from $22~ (UGLY) to $44~ (EXCELLENT)
+ AS IS for $13~ but NO warranty and NO 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.

Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR II and Extras for $447 [CORRECTED]

CORRECTION: this is the D3300, not the D3400 as the original post said. All apologies for the confusion! I am confusion reborn!

If you are looking for a “take pictures with” entry-point in the Nikon DSLR system and like some extra accessories too, Adorama has the new condition Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm DX VR II on sale for $447 in the red color scheme (DSLR red only, not the lens) or the more conventional black color scheme for $447 with free shipping.

It is temporarily on back-order, but you can order it and lock up the $447 price.

The free accessories included by Adorama during this promotion are:

  • Corel software bundle (five titles, including two photo and one video)
  • Lowepro Format 160 camera bag
  • 52mm Pro Optic filter kit (three filters and case)
  • 16GB Lexar SD C10 card
  • memory card wallet
  • cleaning kit

Canon Advanced Two Lens Kit with Extras for $899

Canon is offering an official “Advanced Two Lens Kit” that consists of the 17-40mm f4L USM and the 50mm f1.4L USM lenses, currently going for $899 at authorized dealers. But for the same price, Adorama is offering a handful of freebies with it:

+ ProOptic 77mm digital essentials filter kit with case (three filters)
+ Bower FUC58 58mm UV filter
+ two 50pks of lens cleaning tissue paper

This is available from Adorama directly or by Adorama thru Amazon if you have Amazon gift cards and promotional credits to spend.

Labor Day Sale at Canon USA store (refurbished)

The official Canon USA store has launched a 40+ item refurbished camera gear sale of the refurbished sale. More details as I find time to go through them and price-check them… Some of them are out of stock…

Some potentially interesting items (sorted by price):

+ refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 EF STM for $80

+ refurbished Canon 24mm f2.8 EF-S STM for $100

+ refurbished Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S for $190

+ refurbished Canon 85mm f1.8 USM EF for $260

+ refurbished EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $300

+ refurbished Canon D-Rebel T5i body for $379
+ or with 18-55mm IS STM for $399

+ refurbished Canon 17-40mm f4L for $540

+ refurbished Canon 80D with 18-55 IS STM for $800

+ refurbished Canon 6D body for $1100

+ refurbished Canon 7D II body for $1199
+ refurbished Canon 5D S body for $2699

+ refurbished Canon 1D X II body for $4799

+ you get a 1-year warranty with the Canon refurbished products

Pre-order three new Canon Tilt Shift Macro Prime Lenses for $2199 each

If you are a Canon EF shooter and love tilt-shift lenses, it’s your lucky day! Canon has revealed three new tilt-shift TS-E EF lenses, each one priced at $2199. So for the price of a used old Honda Civic, you can get all three 🙂 They are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Canon TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ Canon TS-E 135mm f4L Macro Tilt-Shift at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

PS: car prices are estimates and do not represent Blue Book values 😉

PS2: these too have been added to the New Lenses of 2017

Refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $100

It is good to have choices. Especially when it comes to normal prime lenses 🙂 There is a cascade of three options for the good old Nikon 50mm f1.8D lens depending on condition and warranty situation:

+ manufacturer refurbished for $100 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty

+ new condition imported grey-market with filter kit, and accessoro-trinkets for $112 by eBay seller “PhotoVideo 4 Less” without warranty
+ if buying on eBay and if eligible, don’t forget to first activate the 8% eBay Bucks offer

+ new condition with Nikon USA warranty with 52mm UV filter and accessoro-trinkets and 2% promotional rewards for $132 at Adorama

Speaking of Adorama, here is the latest situation in their Nikon manufacturer refurbished gear:
+ recently added refurbished Nikon gear

+ all refurbished Nikon gear

Refurbished Nikon D810 body for $2199

The new Nikon D850 is coming later this year for $3300 [see Stock Tracker for options]. The existing Nikon D810 goes for $2800 in new condition at authorize dealers…

… but if you prefer to get it refurbished from an A-list dealer, you can get it refurbished at B&H Photo for $2199 with free shipping with a 90-day warranty (I think the warranty is from B&H, not Nikon).

Strategically, it’s not a bad idea, if you are going for the previous generation model, to get it refurbished or used, when the price difference between the new condition models is closer. Of course this is all relative, and one’s individual preferences and priorities vary, so there’s no one size fits all type of answer.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $819 [C/A]

The new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD lens is on sale for $819 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon EF and Sony A SLR systems. The Nikon F however goes for $879. The Sony A and the Nikon F get 4% promotional rewards (around $35 in future B&H purchases).

For more B&H offers, check their Featured Sales.

Refurbished Nikon D500 Body for $1500

The new condition Nikon D500 body only (APS-C flagship) goes for $1900 at authorized dealers that bundle it with some free accessories such as Amazon and Adorama.

But if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished DSLRs, the Nikon D500 body only is available in manufacturer refurbished condition at Adorama for $1500 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

Speaking of Adorama and refurbished Nikons, here’s the rest of their inventory:
+ most recently added refurbished options
+ all refurbished Nikon items

Refurbished Nikon D5600 w/18-55 DX VR for $680

The new condition Nikon D5600 with 18-55 DX VR goes for $800 at authorized dealers (eg Amazon and Adorama), but if you want to save some, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $680 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

Speaking of Adorama and refurbished Nikons, here’s the rest of their inventory:

+ most recently added refurbished options

+ all refurbished Nikon items

Pre-order new Nikon D850 Body Only FF DSLR

Wallets open wide. Open ALL the frames in your wallet. The Nikon full frame DSLR that was promised is now a real product. The Nikon D850 body only is officially announced and pre-orders are accepted for $3300 at authorized dealers including B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

With this new addition, the DSLRs take an 8-7 lead versus Mirrorless cameras among the New Cameras of 2017. But the score is far from settled, IFA is just around the corner. There is no Photokina this year since it is an odd-numbered year [and a very odd year to boot], so announcements may be spread out more evenly among the remaining Trade Shows.

In a surprisingly fast move (for this blog these days), the Nikon D850 has also just been added to the Stock Status Tracker. This is the fastest I’ve ever added a camera to the tracker 🙂

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

The newly launched 6% to 8% eBay Bucks promotion puts in new light this offer at the eBay Deals. The Beach Camera eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 Two-Lens DX Kit for $400 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

Only the black color scheme is available. It includes the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR lens and the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR. With 8% eBay Bucks, you’d be getting $32 in eBay Bucks (if you are eligible and you manually activate the promotion).

PS: non-VR is not an official Nikon designation but it serves as a practical disambiguation, since the lack of mentioning VR in a lens name may be a typo/error. Saying non-VR clarifies to the reader that this is not a VR lens. Or maybe I’m overthinking things 🙂

Refurbished Nikon D7200 Body Only for $680

More eBay Deals action, the BuyDig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $680 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty with a limit of up to five units per customer.

The new condition D7200 body only goes for $1000 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to include free accessories, such as Amazon and Adorama.

Since the D7500 is the latest model, currently going for $1250 in new condition in body only [see Stock Status Tracker], it’s probably a good idea to go refurbished if you are buying the previous generation (almost half the price of D7500), instead of getting a new D7200 that’s only $250 away from the D7500. But of course it’s your decision 🙂

(SOLD OUT) Used Olympus E-420 with 14-42 for $75 [Four Thirds DSLR]

As of 8/31/17 this sold out at the low used prices…

Another wave of sales/discounts is happening at Amazon Warehouse Deals, including a Four Thirds DSLR “Take Pictures With” kit. This is for Four Thirds fans and hardcore cameraholics, it should go without saying. There is one (was two) USED Good condition listings of the Olympus E-420 with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zuiko for the very specific price of $75~ [WAS $85.51]. This is sold by Amazon (Warehouse Deals) itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $819 (Sony A non-VC) or $869 (Canon EF) or $899 (Nikon F) with 4% Rewards

We have two back to back Tamron lens deals. We start a physically big zoom, the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD lens on sale at B&H Photo for $819 with free shipping in the Sony A option or for $869 in the Canon EF system or $899 in the Nikon F system. The Canon and Nikon systems are VC (optical image stabilization). All three options get 4% promotional rewards. This is a limited time offer.

KEH Weekly Used Coupon Deals: Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM for $193+; Mamiya RZ67 MF Camera Body for $137+; Etc

Sunday also 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 8/25/17 in this case).

This week includes:

+ USED Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM EF starts at $193 after coupon

+ USED Mamiya RZ67 Medium Format Camera Body starts at $137+ after coupon
+ NOTE: the $72 option is AS IS (means usable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return available)
+ also participating is a Mamiya Film Back and Film Insert

They come with a 180-day KEH warranty and hassle-free returns. “AS IS” items don’t have warranty and no returns. That’s partially why they sell for a lot less.

ON-GOING OVERSTOCK SALE

Not eligible for the coupon mentioned above, but KEH Camera also has an on-going OverStock Clearance sale with over 420 items currently participating.

Used Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED non-VR for $114 to $120

Another discount among the used offerings at Amazon Warehouse Deals, there are three listings available in “Used Very Good” and “Used Like New” condition of the Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED non-VR lens with prices ranging from $114 to $120 for the “Used – Like New” condition. Given the price difference between them and the price difference between the new condition model, probably getting the best condition is a good idea!

PS: this listing shows all the used options.

Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II with FREEBIES for $147

The value of free accessories may be diluted when you are buying a $2000 camera or lens, but when you are buying a $150 item, the free accessories are a much higher percentage of the value of a product. Case in point, the new condition Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II is on sale for $147 at some authorized Nikon authorized dealers.

At Adorama, you can get it for the same price, with free shipping with FREE accessories: the Corel software bundle (five titles, including AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X9 and VideoStudio 9), a 52mm Pro Optic Filter Kit (three filters and a case), and a lens cap tether.

If you don’t want/need the free accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo for the same price of $147 with free S&H.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro with Lots of Extras for $569 (Canon EF)

The Canon EF version of the Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro is bundled with a boatload of free accessories while still going for the same price of $569 by Beach Camera through Amazon. Prime members get Prime-like shipping speed but it ships directly from Beach Camera (East Coast).

The free items are:

  • Bounce Zoom Slave FLASH
  • 64GB SDXC C10 card
  • Vivitar 62mm Filter Kit with case
  • Corel PAINTSHOP Pro X8
  • 8″ neoprene lens pouch
  • card wallet, cleaning kits, card reader, lens cap tether, etc

FREE Choice (Dolica Tripod or Manfrotto Bag or Yongnuo Flash) with purchase of select DSLRs and iLCs

For a limited time only, Adorama has a new promotion that lets you pick ONE serious accessory for FREE with the purchase of select DSLRs and iLCs.

There are two sets of offers. Here is the first group:

PICK ONE BUY ONE
  • Dolica Proline 68″ 4-section Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head
  • Yongnuo YN560-III Manual Speedlite Flash
  • Manfrotto MBSB390-5BB Stile Veloce V Backpack
Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-135
Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55
Canon D-Rebel T6 2-Lens Kit
Nikon D3400 2-Lens Kit
Nikon D5300 2-Lens Kit
Panasonic GX85 w/12-32
Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit
Sony a68 w/18-55

The second set of offers is at the bottom of the promotional page:

PICK ONE BUY ONE
  • Dracast LED160 Pro Bicolor 3200k-5600k On Camera Light
  • LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, 5400 RPM
  • Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone
Nikon D7200 w/18-140
Sony a7 II w/28-70

HOW TO GET THE FREE ITEM
Go to the individual product page of one of the participating cameras from the promotional page. We’ll go to the D3400 2-lens kit page.

Expand the “Special Offer” are by clicking on the blue link next to the yellow button:

This will bring out the eligible promotions. If you don’t see them here, it means the promotion expired…

Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM with FREE Platypod Max Plate for $1999

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens goes for $1999 at authorized Canon USA dealers. At the same price, Adorama is including for a limited time a FREE Platypod Max Plate Camera Support which goes for $99 on its own. Just add the lens to the shopping cart and proceed. There’s no coupon or rebate. Free expedited shipping.

If you are not familiar with how these work, the free items are mentioned prominently on the top of the product listing. As long as you them mentioned, the promotion is running. If you don’t see them there, it means the promotion expired. Here’s a screenshot:

PS: if you don’t want the Platypus creature, they also have a bundle with more conventional free lens accessories like a 82mm filter kit, tether, cleaning kits, and of course the Corel software bundle.

(ENDED) Buy Two or More Lenses, Get 12% Off at KEH

This particular coupon expired, but KEH has coupons on a recurring basis…

Lensaholic time! KEH Camera has a new Lens Temptation promotion: you can get 12% off IF you buy TWO or MORE lenses in the same shopping cart and use promo code LENS08A over there. Over 150 options are available. You also get free 2-day shipping. The coupon expires Tuesday at 11:59pm ET… Optionally they have financing options through Affirm that can go as low as 0% APR on approved credit and such…

KEH Weekly Used Coupon Deals: Nikon D200 Body for $94+, Olympus 14-45mm FT for $37+

Sunday also 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 8/18/17 in this case).

This week includes:

+ USED Nikon D200 Body Only starting at $94.50 after coupon

+ USED Olympus Zuiko 14-45mm F/3.5-5.6 Autofocus Lens For Four Thirds System starting at $36.75 after coupon
+ this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens, not a M43 mirrorless lens

They come with a 180-day KEH warranty and hassle-free returns.

Deal Fishing at Adorama includes more refurbished Nikon additions

Adorama has received another shipment of refurbished Nikon cameras and lenses, refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90-day warranty. This is the listing of the most recent 22 refurbished options, a mix of cameras new and old. Speaking of old, they have the refurb D2X body only for $850.

A total of 75 refurbished Nikon items are currently available.

Other Sales at Adorama

+ CLEARANCE sale on USED items (9000+ items)

+ Open Box sale (over 9100 options)

+ Overstock Sale (over 7800 items)

+ the 100 Year Nikon Anniversary items

Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 CINE Lens with $190 Rewards for $1900 [C/N/E/m43/PL]

We begin a Rokinon Trilogy of posts today, starting with the new condition Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 professional CINE lens on sale for $1900 and earning 10% promotional rewards (about $190 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, the M43rds and Sony E mirrorless systems, and the video-friendly PL mount.

PS: the same price is available at Amazon but no 10% promotional rewards.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye for $399 [C/N/K/E]

No auto-focusing magic with this lens, it is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens on sale for $399 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama. Some options earn 2% promotional rewards. This is a limited time offer. It is available in the Canon, Nikon (chipped) and Pentax K SLR systems, and in the Sony E mirrorless.

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 and Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $599 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Can you be a Rebel without a Cause? Can you be a Rebel without a Canon? Existential questions to ponder in our spare time, but in the meantime, B&H Photo has a Canon D-Rebel T5i bundle going for $599 after a $350 MIR (mail-in rebate) as a prepaid AMEX gift card.

You pay $949 at checkout, and you receive the Canon D-Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, along with the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer [which is on a MIR promotion on its own if you don’t want/need the D-Rebel T5i kit], and its trusty sidekick, the 50pk Canon SG-201 13×19″ photo paper.

Once you receive the order and all is well, and following the deadlines and instructions, you submit the mail-in rebate, and a few weeks later, a juicy $350 prepaid American Express gift card arrives in the mail. Thus making this offer $599 after a $350 MIR.

This promotion expires 8/8/17 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

In-Stock Now: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG HSM ART for $1599

Hide your wallet. The wide lenses are coming for it! The Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG HSM ART is now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo in the Nikon and Canon systems for $1599 with free expedited shipping. If you have any gift card or other promo credits, don’t forget to use them since the price of this lens will hoover (verb) them all in!

For more B&H action, check their frequently updated Featured Sales and Back to School sale. Poor students, we are still in the middle of the summer, yet they are starting to go back already!

Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm 2-Lens Kit with Many Extras for $349

The official 2-lens kit packaged and promoted by Canon, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit goes for $349 at authorized Canon dealers. For the same price, with free expedited shipping, Adorama has created an Accessorapalooza Freebies bundle with the following free accessories including by Adorama:

+ Slinger Neoprene Lens pouch
+ Adorama slinger lens pouch (two lenses, two pouches)
+ VU Ariel 49mm UV filter
+ Tiffen 67mm UV Filter (two lenses, two filters)
+ ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

If you have Amazon gift cards or promo codes waiting to get spent, you can also get it at this price by Adorama thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens with Extras for $989 [C/N/Si]

The new condition Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems is bundled with the following FREE accessories for its current price of $989 at Adorama as follows:

+ LensAlign MkII Focus Calibration System
+ Bower 95mm Digital Filter Kit, UV, CPL and ND Filter
+ Corel Digital Creative Software Kit – Suite 2 Elite Edition
+ lens cap tether, and cleaning kit

(ENDED) 15% off Used Cameras at KEH (200+ options)

This 6-hour flash coupon expired… If you missed it, fear not. They have coupons on a regular basis – stay tuned to the blog to catch the ones in the future…

KEH Camera is having a six hour flash coupon! Coupon code CAM08A gets you 15% off the purchase price of 200+ USED cameras as shown on the aforelinked page. The coupon expires 4pm ET today (Monday 8/7/17).

You can use the options on the left hand side of their website to filter by brand or product type and such. You can test the coupon and get a shipping estimate without logging in or creating an account. Just add items of interest to cart, enter coupon and you’ll see the price. Enter zipcode and you’ll get the various S&H options.

Used Canon 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 USM for $63+ + SH after coupon

Another one of the KEH Weekly Deals using 25% off coupon code KEHDEALS is the used good old Canon 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 USM EF lens with used prices starting at $84. With the coupon entered, the prices start at $63. Shipping is extra.

Offer ends Friday or earlier if sold out. It comes with a 180-day non-transferable warranty and hassle-free returns. For more on these type of offers, check our previous post.