15% off refurbished items at official Canon USA store with coupon

To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, the official Canon USA store offers 15% off on select refurbished camera gear with coupon code POTATOES (yes, POTATOES is the coupon code). That pot of gold on the page is actually a pot of potatoes 🙂 Offer ends 3/19/17.

Eligible for the promotion are Canon DSLRs, Lenses, Speedlites, Powershot cameras, inkjet printers and consumer camcorders. More details when I get to a faster computer.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF MF for $249 (Canon EF, Sony E FF)

Rokinon time at Adorama, the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 AS IF ED UMC manual focus lens is on sale for $249 with free shipping in the Sony E (Full Frame) and Canon EF options.

Speaking of Adorama, for some of their latest offers, check these places:

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD for $85 with coupon (Canon only)

The coupon expired, the price is back to $100~…. The coupon EXTRA20 does not work on the Tamron lenses, but the Sunday-only coupon FORWARD15 (15% off purchases at Monoprice) works on them! Which makes the new condition Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD for Canon EF only drop from $100~ with free standard US shipping to $85~. This is not stabilized. Coupon ends Sunday night.

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II PZD (Sony A-mount) for $153 after coupon (or $103 after $50 MIR)

UPDATE: The coupon expired, the price is back to $180 or $130 after the $50 mail-in rebate….

More action in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale, the the new condition Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II PZD for Sony A-mount (the Sony version of this lens is not VC) is on sale for $180 plus shipping. Shipping is under $10 for most zipcodes. The lens also has a $50 mail-in rebate from Tamron, which can make it $130 after the $50 MIR.

But wait, there’s more! The lens is eligible for the Sunday-only 15% off Monoprice order coupon FORWARD15 which brings the pre-rebate price down to $153 after coupon. If you submit the mail-in rebate, it will become $103 after mail-in rebate.

These are the last Tamron lenses Monoprice carries, it looks like a clearance sale to get rid of available inventory.

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for $523 (Canon only)

UPDATE: The coupon expired, the price is back to $615….

Also participating in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale is the new condition Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro lens in the Canon mount going for $615~ with free standard US shipping. This is the non-stabilized version of the lens. The stabilized goes for a lot more. Only the Canon mount is available on their website.

But wait, there’s more! Use Sunday-only coupon FORWARD15 and the price of the lens drops to $523~ in the shopping cart. The Friday coupon was a slightly better deal though at 20%, but if you missed it or lack a time-travel machine 🙂

Enter zipcode in the shopping cart to see shipping options if you want to receive it faster than “standard”.

Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for $615 (Canon only) [updated]

Also participating in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale is the new condition Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro lens in the Canon mount going for $615~ with free standard US shipping. This is the non-stabilized version of the lens. The stabilized goes for a lot more. Only the Canon mount is available on their website.

The Friday only coupon expired but Monoprice has new coupons on a regular basis…

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(SOLD OUT) Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC Di II for $208 (Nikon only)

As of a Friday 8:42pm ET re-check, this lens is sold-out, gone, and can no longer be ordered. It is not coming back. Monoprice is clearing out their Tamron inventory… The rest remaining Tamron lenses continue in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale

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Imported Canon 5D Mark IV body for $2760 w/1yr seller warranty

To the Trending eBay Deals, the Electronics Valley eBay store (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the imported grey-market new condition Canon 5D Mark IV body only for $2760 with free shipping with a limit of up to five units per customer. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA.

At authorized dealers, in new condition, this goes for $3500 with a variety of freebies depending on retailer, eg accessorapalooza by various at Amazon and $70~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC US + $48 rewards for $1200 (C/N/A)

We now have a trio of Tamron f2.8 zoom posts, starting with the new condition SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD going for $1200 plus 4% promotional rewards (around $48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. No mail-in rebate on this one. The price you see is the price you pay.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD + 82mm Hoya + 4% Rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR (C/N)

There are many more options in f2.8 zooms these days, especially for Canon and Nikon. One of them is the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD bundled with an 82mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards, going for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon systems. VC = optically stabilized in Tamron-speak.

Used Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD for around $1000 (Nikon)

The new condition Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens goes for $1100 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with 4% promotional rewards at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo or Adorama (+ free digiframe)) in the Nikon, Canon and Sony A systems.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses, and don’t want to deal with mail-in rebates, Adorama has two options on the Nikon version, in Used – Excellent Plus for $979 or in Used – Demo condition for $999. Shipping is extra and varies by zipcode (under $15 for the zipcodes I tested). Adorama offers a 30-day return policy and a 90-day warranty of their own on the used camera gear they sell on their website.

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM + 105mm Protection Filter + Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter for $3599 (C/N/Si)

In a parallel offer to the 70-200 f2.8 OS, B&H Photo is also offering a bundle centered on the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM lens. You get the standard lens kit along with two free items, the Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter AND the Sigma 105mm Protector Filter, all together for $3599 with free expedited shipping. This is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems.

For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales.

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM + 77mm UV Filter + Sigma 2X EX DG APO Teleconverter for $1299 (C/N/Si)

More f2.8 stabilized zoom action, this time on the Sigma front. B&H Photo is offering a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM bundle that includes the standard lens kit (Canon, Nikon, Sigma) along with the Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x EX DG (goes for $299 on its own) along with a 77mm Sigma UV Filter, all together for $1299 with free expedited shipping.

In-Stock Now: Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 with $52 rewards for $1299 (Canon EF)

If you are a fan of Tamron’s take on the 70-200mm f2.8 stabilized zooms, their brand new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF is in-stock and ready to ship for $1299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also earn 4% promotional rewards ($52~) to be used in future B&H purchases. Only the Canon EF is currently in-stock. The Nikon has a March 7 estimate.

Used Pentax K-1 for $1639 + S&H

If you are comfortable with used camera gear, the Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR is available in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $1639 plus shipping at Adorama. The new condition price is $1800 at authorized dealers. Adorama offers a 30-day no-questions asked return policy on Used items, and a 90-day warranty covered by Adorama (not Pentax).

If you prefer a lower price for a higher risk purchase, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition (with various imperfections) for $1571 at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD itself. Note however that AWD only offers a 30-day return policy. They do not offer any warranty.

In-Stock Now: Pentax KP DSLR – also lens bundles discounted

Now that Pentax has a 35mm full frame DSLR (or have I imagined it?), they have to also manage a parallel product line with their more populous APS-C line. [[ insert more camera-babble talk here ]] Which brings us to their new Pentax KP APS-C DSLR that was announced in late January 2017 [see Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracker]. The DSLR kits are now in-stock, and on top of that, the kits that include lenses are discounted from the original price. The body only though remains at $1100.

PENTAX KP IN-STOCK NOW

At Adorama, you can get the same bundles by starting at the KP body only page and expand the yellow “Special Offer” section. You will see the lenses and the option to “Add to Bundle”. Screenshot of the relevant parts below:

(ENDED) Canon 80D with 18-135mm for $1169 [limit 5]

All good things come to an end, this is dead as a doornail as of a late PM re-check…

I don’t know if Amazon is price-matching someone/something, but as of the time of writing, the new condition Canon 80D with the 18-135mm IS lens is on sale for $1169 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself. Limit up to five units per customer during this promotion. This is not a lightning deal. The body only goes for $1000, so this is a pretty good deal for the 18-135mm lens. Even if you don’t want it, you can make a nice profit selling/trading it.

Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2 ZE with $32 rewards for $799 (C only)

We have four back to back Zeiss SLR lens discounts. This one is for Canon only (ZE), but the other three below are for both Canon and Nikon (ZF.2). The Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens (Canon EF Mount) is on sale for $799 with free shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards ($32~) to be used in future purchases at B&H…

For more B&H action, check their Featured Sales

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

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 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.

10% off refurbished at Nikon store (80+ options)

The weekend festivities bring back the 10% off in-cart discount at the official Nikon USA refurbished store. Over 80 products are available including DSLR, Lenses, fixed lens cameras and accessories. The discount happens automatically AFTER you add an item to your shopping cart. There’s no coupon to enter. When the promotion is over you will no longer see the 10% off discount mentioned in their product listings…

(SOLD OUT) Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR for $379

As of a 2/22/17 recheck, this is sold out… Zoom-zoom for Nikon DSLR users. The Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR lens is currently on sale for $379~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal, it’s either a sale or a price-match (manual or computer-generated). This is a new condition with USA warranty.

Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM for $400 (limit 1)

This feels like the old days. It’s raining sales left and right! As part of the Monoprice Camera Clearance, the new condition Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM is on sale for $400 with free standard US shipping. Limit one unit per customer. The T5i was one of the influential-affordable APS-C DSLRs back in the earlier days. Canon has released many and more APS-C DSLRs since including the brand new D-Rebel T7i that is coming out in the next few weeks. The T7i with 18-55 goes for $900.

Refurbished Canon 80D with 18-135mm IS w/1yr warranty for $1149

If you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished DSLRs with a 1-year warranty, for just $49 more than the new condition Canon 80D body only, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon 80D with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM for $1149~ from the official Canon USA online store with a 1-year warranty.

Another option, if you also want one of the Canon Pixma PRO printers, is to look for or wait for DSLR + Pixma bundles that qualify for the American Express prepaid gift card mail-in rebates.

Pre-order new Canon 77D APS-C DSLR

In parallel with the new D-Rebel T7i, and just $150 away in price (for two out of the three kits), Canon has revealed a new model in their post-Rebel APS-C DSLR line-up. Seven is a theme, the new 24mp APS-C 77D is available for pre-orders in the usual three kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate…

Canon 77D pre-orders

Also coming along for the ride with today’s announcement is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control with a $45 pre-order price.

This new camera has added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page, making the DSLR vs Mirrorless score now 4-5 🙂

Pre-order new Canon D-Rebel T7i DSLR

Running with an almost parallel price and line-up to the mirrorless M6, Canon has also revealed a brand new DSLR in the long-running “Andre Agassi” line-up, aka the (Digital) Rebels. The new 24mp APS-C is available for pre-ordering in the usual three official kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate.

Canon D-Rebel T7i pre-orders

Both lenses mentioned above (18-55, 18-135) are f3.5-5.6 IS STM, making it easier to memorize and decide 🙂 The 18-55 is also available for pre-order on its own for $249.

Also coming along with today’s new D-Rebel is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control available for pre-ordering for $45.

This camera and 18-55 lens have been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page.

Refurbished Nikon D7200 body w/90-day Nikon USA warranty for $699

To the eBay Deals we boldly go, where the Buydig Ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $699 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. The usual limit of up to five units per customer applies.

This goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, which include a handful of free accessories, such as Adorama (Sunpak FlexPod Pro, 16GB Lexar SDHC, Slinger bag, memory card case, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (Windows only)) and to a lesser extent B&H Photo (2% rewards, 16GB ExTreme SDHC, DSLR shoulder bag).

Nikon D5300 with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR and Extras for $597

Nikon has many APS-C DSLRs out in the market, and if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished, the options increase so much so that a spreadsheet may be necessary to sort them out. One of these options is a new condition two-lens kit based on the Nikon D5300 for $597. You get the black Nikon D5300 DSLR with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens (not the newer VR II as far as I can tell), along with the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX (not VR) lens. From here, you get additional freebies based on the retailer.

At Adorama you also receive a Lowepro Format 160 Camera Bag, 16GB Lexar SD card, a Bower 58mm UV filter, a Pro Optic 55mm Digital Essentials Filter kit, two lens cap tethers (one for each included lens), a cleaning kit, and the latest Corel software bundle that includes three photo-related titles: AfterShot 2 Pro, PaintShop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, plus two more. Note that the Corel software is Windows only! Free expedited shipping.

At B&H Photo, you a 16GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card, a Ruggard Journey 34 Shoulder Bag (Steve Perry NOT included), 2% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases, and free expedited shipping.

A handful of recognizable sellers offer this kit for $600 through Amazon but no freebies. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store card, you get 5% cashback on your statement.

On the accessories front, Adorama is offering the Flashpoint Battery Grip for the D5300, D5200, D5100 DSLRs for $20 plus shipping (around $4 based on zipcode).