Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 & 75-300 & Extras for $449

Canon too has a two-lens kit sale in the run-up to Mother’s Day and Grads and Dads. The Canon D-Rebel T6 two lens kit with the 18-55mm EF-S IS II and 75-300mm non-USM non-IS lenses is bundled with a 16GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card and a Zeiss lens care kit along with 4% promotional rewards ($18~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo.

Speaking of Canon DSLRs, they are offering the D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM and $26~ promotional rewards and 16GB Sandisk Extreme and Canon EOS shoulder camera bag for $649 with free shipping.

Nikon D3400 w/18-55 and Extras for $400 (add 70-300 for $100 more)

More action at B&H, the Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR is bundled with a Lowepro Passport Sling camera bag and a 16GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and 2% promotional rewards (around $8 to spend in future purchases at B&H).

Or you can get a two-lens kit that adds the 70-300 DX non-VR for $100 more. Instead of the Lowepro bag, you get a Nikon DSLR Value Pack with Nikon School DVD and a Nikon cleaning kit. The 2% promotional rewards in this case yield a $10~ promotional reward.

Nikon D5500 w/18-55 and 70-300 and Extras for $597

In addition to the full frame Nikon DSLRs, Nikon also blessed authorized dealers to offer the Nikon D5500 two-lens kit for $600 for a limited time. This is the black D5500 with the 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR lenses. This is available for $597 (more specifically) at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit five per customer), but if you also like to have a handful of free accessories for the same price of $597…

… then head on over to Adorama offering these additional free extras: 16GB Lexar SD card, Slinger holster case, cleaning kit, and 55mm and 58mm ProOptic filters.

Nikon D500 with FREE Battery Grip and Various FREE Extras: Body for $1800, w/24-120 for $2400

And now we are finally completing the “FREE Battery Grip Trilogy”. Nikon is empowering retailers to offer free battery grips with select DSLRs. We already mentioned the Nikon D750 and Nikon D810 full framers, now it is time for the APS-C flagship.

You get a free Nikon MB-D17 battery grip with the purchase of the Nikon D500. The body only bundle goes for $1800 while the bundle with the 24-120 lens goes for $2400.

NIKON D500 BODY ONLY for $1800

+ with Nikon MB-D17 battery grip and 128GB Lexar Professional 1000x SDXC UHS-II/U3 Card and AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack and microfiber clothes at Amazon by Amazon itself
+ Prime members: $90 statement credit if you pay with the Amazon Chase VISA card or the Store Credit Card

+ with Nikon MB-D17 battery grip and 24/7 Shoulder bag and 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC and cleaning kit and memory card wallet and Corel Software bundle and 58″ Takama tripod at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D17 battery grip and Adorama Slinger bag and 16GB Lexar SDHC and cleaning kit and memory card wallet and Corel Software bundle and card reader and $36 promotional rewards at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D17 battery grip and 64GB Sandisk ExTreMe PRO SDXC and Watson EN-EL15 battery and Ruggard Shoulder bag and $36 promotional rewards at B&H Photo

NIKON D500 w/24-120 for $2400

+ with Nikon MB-D17 battery grip and 128GB Lexar Professional 1000x SDXC UHS-II/U3 Card and AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack and microfiber clothes at Amazon by Amazon itself
+ Prime members: $120 statement credit if you pay with the Amazon Chase VISA card or the Store Credit Card

+ with Nikon MB-D17 battery grip and 64GB Sandisk ExTreMe PRO SDXC and Watson EN-EL15 battery and Ruggard Shoulder bag and $96~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo

+ with Nikon MB-D17 battery grip and 24/7 Shoulder bag and 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC and Pro-Optic 72mm Digital Essentials Filter kit and cleaning kit and memory card wallet and Corel Software bundle and 3Pod PTT2H Table Top Tripod with Ball Head at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D17 battery grip and Adorama Slinger bag and 16GB Lexar SDHC and cleaning kit and Pro-Optic 72mm Digital Essentials Filter kit and memory card wallet and Corel Software bundle and $48 promotional rewards at Adorama

Nikon D810 with FREE Battery Grip and Various FREE Extras: Body for $2500, w/24-120 for $3000

In addition to the previously mentioned Nikon D750 bundles that include a FREE Nikon battery grip, the Nikon D810 kits also come with a free Nikon Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip. In addition, some retailers are including additional free accessories. The D810 body only bundles goes for $2500, while the D810 with 24-120 bundles go for $3000.

NIKON D810 BODY ONLY for $2500

+ with Nikon MB-D12 battery grip and 128GB Lexar Professional 1000x SDXC UHS-II/U3 Card and AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack and microfiber clothes at Amazon by Amazon itself
+ Prime members: $125 statement credit if you pay with the Amazon Chase VISA card or the Store Credit Card

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and 32GB Lexar SD and Green Extreme EN-EL15 battery and Takama 58″ tripod and Flashpoint Remote Shutter intervalometer and Wave Commander cable release and Corel Software Bundle and cleaning kit at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 Software at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and Adobe Creative Cloud 12-Month Subscription at B&H Photo

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and 64GB Sandisk EXTrEMe SDXC and Watson EN-EL15 battery and Ruggard shoulder bag and $50 promotional rewards at B&H Photo

NIKON D810 w/24-120 for $3000

+ with Nikon MB-D12 battery grip and 128GB Lexar Professional 1000x SDXC UHS-II/U3 Card and AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack and microfiber clothes at Amazon by Amazon itself
+ Prime members: $150 statement credit if you pay with the Amazon Chase VISA card or the Store Credit Card

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 Software at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and 32GB Lexar Professional SD and and 24/7 Traffic Collection shoulder bag and Tiffen 77mm UV filter and card reader and Flashpoint Remote Shutter intervalometer and Wave Commander cable release and Corel Software Bundle and cleaning kit at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and 64GB Sandisk EXTrEMe SDXC and Watson EN-EL15 battery and Ruggard shoulder bag and $60 promotional rewards at B&H Photo

Nikon D750 Body + Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip + Many Free Extras for $1500 [or w/24-120 for $2000]

Nikon temptations now, a new promotion bundles the official Nikon MB-D16 battery grip with the standard Nikon D750 kits for FREE, in addition to the free accessories some retailers add at their own discretion. Here we go…

NIKON D750 BODY ONLY for $1500

+ with Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip and 32GB Lexar Professional UHS-II U3 SDXC and Green Extreme extra battery and $30 promotional rewards and Corel software bundle and 24/7 Traffic Collection bag and card reader and cleaning kit at Adorama

+ similar as above but no Green Extreme battery and replaces 24/7 TC bag with Lowepro Format 160, and adds Adorama memory card wallet at Adorama

+ similar as above but no $30 promotional rewards but it adds a “Flashpoint Wave Commander Camera Release Cable f/Cameras w/MC-DC2 Acc Port Type” and “Flashpoint Wave Commander Remote Shutter Intervalometer” and replaces Lowepro with the 24/7 TC bag at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip and 64GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I SDXC Memory Card and Watson EN-EL15 extra battery and $30 promotional rewards and Ruggard Journey 34 Shoulder Bag at B&H Photo

+ with Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip and Adobe Creative Cloud 12-Month Subscription Kit at B&H Photo

NIKON D750 w/24-120 for $2000

+ with Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip and 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC and Green Extreme extra battery and $40 promotional rewards and Corel software bundle and 24/7 Traffic Collection bag and card reader and cleaning kit and Pro Optic 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit at Adorama

+ same as above but replaces $40 promotional rewards with “Flashpoint Wave Commander Camera Release Cable f/Cameras w/MC-DC2 Acc Port Type” and “Flashpoint Wave Commander Remote Shutter Intervalometer” and Adorama slinger memory card wallet at Adorama

+ with Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip and 64GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I SDXC Memory Card and Watson EN-EL15 extra battery and $40 promotional rewards and Ruggard Journey 34 Shoulder Bag at B&H Photo

+ with Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip and Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount for $2000 at B&H Photo

FOOTNOTES

Double-check the list of included free accessories on your listings of interest as they are easy for me to make a mistake given the volume and similarities between them all.

Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2 ZE with $28 rewards for $699 (Canon EF)

Rumors that Zeiss is planning to hire Vanilla Ice to record a “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” version of his famous song are completely unfounded, but what is founded is a new Zeiss lens sale, the Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens is on sale for $699 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards (about $28~ to spend in future B&H purchases). Only the Canon EF mount version is on sale.

In-Stock Now: Sony a99 II body for $3200

If you are not tempted by the siren’s call of the new a9 FE flagship, and you much prefer the a99 II DSLR, we have good news for you, the body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $3200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Given the price of the camera, it’s not a bad idea to select the faster delivery option as possible, depending on price and location of course 🙂

Tamron 16-300mm f/.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with $20 rewards and 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 [C/A]

Zoom-zoom now, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (around $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with the Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter, all together for $499 with free shipping in the Canon EF mount and the Sony A mount. The Nikon version is neither on sale, nor it gets a free filter. Sale ends by 5/10/17.

Canon 77D body only drops to $850 with Free Accessories

More things uncovered while updating the Stock Status Tracker, the Canon 77D body only has now dropped from $900 to $850, AND it is getting its first bundle of FREE accessories at Adorama: Corel software bundle, 16GB SD card, 24×7 Traffic Collection camera bag, Bower 20 memory card wallet, and the obligatory trinkets, card reader and cleaning kit.

The other two kits have also dropped in price, the w/18-55 is $1000 with free accessories (you are paying +$150 for the 18-55 lens) while the with 18-135mm kit dropped to $1250 but no free accessories (you are paying $400 more to get the 18-135 lens).

Needless to say, there are plenty of Canon APS-C options out there, especially if you factor in the refurbished ones as well, so there are plenty of choices and choice-headaches 🙂

Canon 50mm f1.4 and 17-40mm f4L for $850

Two-lens bundles in a manufacturer box are the Loot Crate equivalent of photography. Okay, not quite that, but Canon’s new 2-lens bundle of the Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM AND the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM is now on sale for $849 with free shipping at Adorama. On their own, the two lenses go for $750 and $330 respectively, making it a value play if you need/want both lenses, or don’t mind gifting/selling/trading the one you don’t want.

New Tamron Mail-In Rebates on 45/1.8, 24-70/2.8 VC USD [C/N/A]

There’s no doubt Tamron (affectionately called “Tammy” by some) would be Tammy Wynette’s favorite lens manufacturer. which brings us to a new round of mail-in rebates and instant discounts on select lenses, organized by B&H Photo. The lenses are:

+ 45/1.8 Di VC for $499 after $100 MIR
+ 24-70/2.8 Di VC USD for $1100 after $200 MIR
+ 18-200/3.5-6.3 Di II VC for $200
+ they are available in Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR systems
+ they also get 4% promotional rewards

This is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina. I am posting this because I often mistype the two 🙂

Sigma Lens Instant Savings (37 options)

A new round of Sigma lens instant savings is now running at B&H Photo featuring a total of 37 options. Some of them are eligible for 4% promotional rewards, some of them get free extras such as the Sigma USB dock or a lens filter. Check each the individual listings to see what each lens of interest gets.

Prices include:
+ 24/1.4 DG ART for $749, 35/1.4 DG ART for $799, 50/1.4 DG ART for $849
+ 18-35/1.8 DC HSM ART for $699, 50-100/1.8 DC HSM ART for $999
+ 24-105/4 DG OS HSM ART for $799
+ see them all at the Instant Savings page
+ available in various mount options

Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 and 75-300 and PIXMA PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ paper for $350 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

To the eBay Deals we go, where friends of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express gift cards can get the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6 bundle with the 18-55 and 75-300 lenses, along with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ sidekick photo paper for $350 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). BuyDig is the seller, authorize Canon dealers.

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM with Platypod Pro Max Plate Mini Tripod for $1699

Another NAB 2017 special, the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is bundled with the Platypod Pro Max Plate Mini Tripod (goes for $100 on its own) all together for $1699 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

If you don’t need the platypus creature tripod thing, Adorama has a different bundle for the same price, it’s an Accessorapaloooza (filters, Corel, cleaning kits, lens wrap, lens shade, tether.

Or if you don’t need any free accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (~$68) to be spent in future Adorama purchase by getting the default option.

Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS Prime (24, 35, 50, 85) Bundle for $1749 [C/N/E]

More B&H NAB 2017 action, it’s a 4-pack of Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS prime lenses, the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm are on sale, together as a bundle at B&H Photo for $1749 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony E systems. M43rds photographers pay $50 more for this bundle. Offer ends 4/27/17.

These should not be confused with the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 which is a Tuesday daily deal.

Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Declicked for $264 (Canon, Fuji, Nikon)

The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 lens with declicked aperture and follow focus capable is on sale for $264 in the Canon and Fuji and Nikon systems by Aamzon itself with a limit of up to three units per mount per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. Check the individual listings for the Nikon version as it is complicated (Amazon’s own is Prime only, but Precision has it for $264 but not Prime eligible).

Speaking of Amazon, they are offering the Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection [Blu-ray] for $80 with free shipping. Limit one set per customer during the sale.

Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit AND EXTRAS for $350

This is a nice bundle for new Canon shooters. The official Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit is bundled with a handful of free accessories for the same price of $350 with free shipping at Adorama. The freebies are: Adorama and Lowepro lens cases, Tiffen and Vivitar lens filters, and a cleaning kit. The lenses will ship right away, but some of the freebies may take longer to arrive per the page over there…

For more Adorama action, check their latest 48 Hour Sale

Imported Nikon D7200 w/18-140 DX VR w/1yr seller warranty for $900

The Nikon D7200 is no longer the “latest model” in the D7X0 line, the D7500 was announced a few days and it is currently available for pre-order for $1250 as body only – check Stock Status Tracker.

In new condition, it currently goes for $1000 as body only or $1300 with the 18-104mm lens at various authorized dealers, such as Adorama or Amazon or B&H Photo.

However, one school of thought is that once a “newer model” is revealed, it may be a good idea to buy the previous models as refurbished or used or grey-market, to save money on the purchase of a non-latest-model, since you are not riding the Early Adopter Wave.

If you like this approach, one path is refurbished, the D7200 body only is available manufacturer-refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama or $789 with a 90-da7 B&H warranty at B&H Photo.

Another path that will get you more bang for the buck (if you need/want the 18-140mm DX VR lens) is at the eBay Deals du jour where eBay seller 6ave (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the imported grey-market D7200 with the 18-140mm DX VR lens and a 1-year seller warranty (from 6ave, not Nikon USA) for $900 with free shipping. Limit five per customer.

For the speed-readers, the “1555” in the eBay listing title maybe easily misread as 1855 as in the 18-55 lens. This 1515 is the MPN of this kit, it comes with the 18-140mm lens 🙂 But for whatever reason, the eBay bots or humans picked a YouTube video for the D700 in the middle of the eBay listing instead of the D7200 🙂

PS: I am not sure how a one-paragraph post turned into this 🙂

Instant Savings on select Canon, Rokinon, Sigma and Tamron lenses (92 options)

Lens fun now at B&H Photo, where a number of new instant savings (discounts, no rebate/coupon) promotions are running on select lenses from the following four manufacturers:

+ Sigma Lenses (32 options)

+ Tamron Lenses (24 options)

+ Rokinon Lenses (6 options)

+ Canon Lenses (30 options)

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 and 70-300mm DX non-VR for $440

There are many ways to get into the Nikon DSLR system these days, especially if you consider refurbished kits, which brings us to the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 bundled with the 18-55 DX VR and the 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR lenses, with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, all together going for $440 with free shipping at Adorama.

This bundle goes for $600 in new condition with some free accessories included by Amazon and Adorama.

In-Stock Now: Canon D-Rebel T7i (all three kits at normal prices)

All three official kits of the new Canon Digital Rebel T7i DSLR are now in-stock at a combination of Amazon (two of the three) and B&H Photo (all three) and Adorama (two of the three).

The three official kits are body only for $750, with 18-55 for $900, and with 18-135 for $1300. Additionally, B&H Photo has created two kits of its own that add the 55-250 lens to the 18-55 and 18-135 kits for +$150 more on each.

NOTE: B&H and Adorama orders will begin shipping on Wednesday April 19 regardless of shipping method selected.

Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S Gets A Price – And Available For Pre-Order Now!

The new Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S (yes, the one with the built-in macro lite/light) now has a price! You can now pre-order it for $350 at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama. The release estimate at the moment is June 10 (2017), which is not that far off, when you consider that Game Of Thrones Season 7 will arrive a month AFTER this lens is released 🙂

The built-in light also raises an interesting question, could we be heading into a “smartphonization” of lenses? It would certainly help manufacturers with more sales as lenses would have to be upgraded much faster than previous decades 🙂

Buy 2+ Different Canon Lenses, Get Bonus via AMEX MIR GC

If you need to buy Canon EF and/or EF-S Lenses, Canon has launched a big Buy MORE, Get MORE Lenses. You have to buy two (or more) different lenses to qualify for this offer. For example, getting a 50mm f1.4 and a 85mm f1.8 qualifies, but getting two 50mm f1.4 does NOT.

When you do that, you have to submit the mail-in rebate to Canon [PDF file], and a few weeks later, if all is well, you will receive a prepaid American Express Gift Card. I am not sure exactly how the Bonus amounts are calculated, they give a couple of examples but no formula. Promotion ends 4/29/17.

For more special offers, check the long and winding Canon USA Special Offers page.

Pre-order new Nikon D7500 for $1250

Nikon has a new APS-C dSLR in the popular D7XX series, the new D7500 is now available for pre-order for $1250 as body only or $1750 with the 18-140mm DX VR lens at Amazon by Amazon itself. No shipping estimate yet.

This was added to the Cameras of 2017 Tracking page where the DSLRs have now scored an equalizer goal, making it DSLRs vs Mirrorless 5-5.

No pre-orders yet: Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S

Stabilized macro time now, Canon revealed the new 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S (APS-C) lens but pre-orders for it are not available. Nevertheless the lens has a product page up and running at B&H Photo with some details and an option to get notified by email when it’s available for pre-order/purchase.

PS: this too has been added to the 2017 Tracking page of major/interesting new cameras and lenses (NOTE: these trackers are no longer comprehensive of every single P&S camera and clone lens).

In-Stock Now: Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art (Nikon)

It’s Prime time for Nikon DSLR shooters, the Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art is now in-stock for its starting price of $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Sigma mounts are not in-stock yet. B&H orders placed before Sunday at 8am ET will ship before B&H closes for the Passover Holidays. Orders placed after that, will ship after B&H re-opens on April 19.

Canon Lenses with Free Manfrotto or Vanguard “Real” Tripods

Some people like bundles with lots of small accessories, others don’t because they don’t need/want extra small accessories. But they may be a lot more interested when camera gear are bundled with “real” accessories, in this case, “real” Manfrotto and Vanguard tripods! Adorama is offering some of these bundles as part of their Canon Instant Rebates special promotion:

With Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
+ Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for $1699
+ Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens for $1848

+ tripod on its own goes for $179 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers
+ tripod on its own goes for $250 at B&H Photo

With Vanguard 264AB-100 Tripod
+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $1899
+ Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM IS for $1999

+ tripod on its own goes for $155 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 DI VC USD and $44 rewards for $1099 (C/N)

Adorama is celebrating April Fools Day with a new round of Camera Deals, including the new condition Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens offered for $1099 with free expedited shipping and $44 promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) in the Canon mount and the Nikon mount. The Sony goes for $1100, it is not stabilized but it gets a free digiframe 🙂

UPDATE: it is also going for $1100 by Amazon itself. No promotional rewards here, unless you are a Prime member and you pay with either the Prime store card or the Amazon Chase VISA, then you get $55 in statement credit or cashback.

Canon 77D Body Only with BoatLoad of Free Accessories (Vivitar Flash, two converter lenses, Filter Kit, Spider Tripod, Canon bag, Etc) for $900

I just added the Canon 77D body only to the Stock Status Tracker and already we have the first promotion from an authorized dealer, BuyDig (on eBay) is offering the body only for the same $900 price as other authorized dealers, but BuyDig includes a handful of small accessories for free:

+ Vivitar SF3000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash
+ Vivitar 2X Converter lens (58mm threading)
+ Vivitar 0.43X Converter lens (58mm threading)
+ Canon 100ES gadget bag
+ 64GB Gigastone SDXC C10 card
+ Vivitar Filter Kit (UV, CPL, ND8, case; 58mm)
+ Vivitar 12-inch Rubberized Spider Tripod, Large (Red)
+ Vivitar Universal Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control
+ various trinkety accessories (cleaning pen, air blower, microfiber cloth, USB card reader, tears of Nikon users)

PS: if you don’t need all of the extra accessories, you can give them to friends/family who may be beginners and don’t have a lot of accessories, or donate them to a local school or non-profit or church, or if you sell unwanted cameras on eBay you can add them to your listings to make it a bundle of sorts

In-Stock NOW: Canon 77D body for $900

More in cameras rolling out! In addition to the Panasonic GH5, but for a fraction of the price, the new Canon 77D DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo in all three of its standard kits. The body-only goes for $900, with 18-55 goes for $1050, and with 18-135 goes for $1500. Given pricing, most people will go for the body-only and use existing lenses or buy as needed… This camera is a candidate to be added to the Stock Status Tracker after I look into its situation further…

Refurbished Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM and 1-YR warranty for $350

Another “take pictures with” kit among the refurbished Canon DSLRs that might be of interest for a first DSLR, perhaps for kids/teens since it is a bit smaller than the typical DSLRs, is the manufacturer refurbished black Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM with a 1-year Canon USA warranty going for $350 with free shipping. You also get a free badget bag and 16GB memory card. The white color scheme is out of stock.

PS: they also have an option with the 70-300mm non-IS non-USM added for $40 more, but how much that makes sense on a smaller DSLR without in-body IS, is up to the buyers to decide 🙂

Refurbished Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM and BG-E18 Battery Grip and LP-E17 Battery and 1-Year Warranty for $570

Both Canon and Nikon have a large number of APS-C DSLR options in the market, especially if you are also willing to consider open-box and refurbished and used, so deciding which one to get can be more complicated than it appears. One such option adding to the complications is this manufacturer refurbished Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM bundle at the official Canon USA store for $580 with free shipping that includes two freebies, the Canon BG-E18 Battery Grip and the Battery Pack LP-E17. You can find this offer mentioned in small red print on the product page (screenshot below):

This kit is the only one of the refurbished Canon DSLR kits that have a free battery grip promotion on them that are currently in-stock. The rest are out of stock (and cannot be ordered while they are out of stock). To see them all, use your browser’s in-page search function to search for “battery grip” over there after you increase “Items per page” to 72.

Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II USM IS + Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead for $2000

The Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II USM IS is one of the Adorama VIP sales with a bundle of many free small accessories for $2000 BUT if you prefer one big accessory instead of a handful of near-consumables, Adorama has another bundle, also going for $2000 with free shipping, bundled WITH the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead. The Vanguard goes for $180 on its own. The bundle is “temporarily on backorder” because the tripod is backordered, but you can order it if you like the price/combo.

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3 DX non-VR for $400

The sale is back on again, to the Trending eBay deals we go, where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 two lens kit with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR and the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX (not VR) lenses, along with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $400 with free shipping. Limit up to five bundles per customer. This is only available in the black color scheme.

New Canon Two-Lens Bundle coming

Camera manufacturers have “(re)discovered” bundling! Canon has a brand new lens bundle, one prime, one zoom, and they are offered together, the 50mm f1.4 and the 17-40mm f4L, available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $1200. This however is NOT a good price as it stands, because the lenses can be purchased individually $330 (50mm f1.4) and $750 (17-40mm f4L). I suspect the bundle price will be adjusted when it gets closer to release, because $1200 is the list price of each lens before the seasonal “instant savings” promotions.

Open-Box Canon 7D Mark II Body w/1yr warranty for $1350 + S&H

If you are comfortable with open-box camera gear from reliable retailers, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Canon 7D II body only for $1350 plus shipping (around $10, varies slightly by zipcode) with a 1-year warranty by B&H Photo (not Canon USA).

On the other hand, if you prefer new condition with a Canon USA warranty, you can get the 7D II body only for $1500 at B&H Photo with a 4TB Western Digital MyBook Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard drive, a 64GB Sandisk EXTreMe PRO SDXC card, and a Lowepro Hatchback camera bag and 2% promotional rewards (around $30 to be used in future B&H purchases).

Imported Nikon D750 body with 1-year seller warranty for $1300

The Nikon D750 goes for $1900 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers which offer various free accessories, eg B&H Photo or Adorama. Or you can go manufacturer refurbished with Nikon USA’s 90-day blessings (warranty) for $1500, eg Adorama.

But if you are a higher risk shopper, to the eBay deals we venture where the new condition imported grey market Nikon D750 body only is offered for $1300 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per buyer. Nearly 350 units have been sold so far from this listing.