Imported Nikon D810 body only for $2250

If you are comfortable with imported (grey market, no Nikon USA warranty) DSLRs, there’s more eBay Deals action, GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering the imported grey-market with seller warranty (not Nikon warranty) Nikon D810 body only for $2250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

The new condition price at authorized Nikon dealers is $3000 with free accessories and rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama.

3X Best Buy Rewards with select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses

Best Buy is offering 3X Best Buy Rewards Points if you purchase select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses (29 options available). You have to be a member of their Rewards program to earn this (it is free to join). You also get upgraded to free express shipping (you must needs select it manually in the shopping cart). Eligible DSLRs include the D750, D7200, 6D, 5DMk3, and some lenses as well.

Imported (grey market) Canon 1D X body for $4000

Back to the eBay Deals we geaux, where eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with seller-warranty (not Canon USA warranty) Canon 1D X body only for $4000 with free shipping, with a limit of one per buyer.

This goes for $5300 with lots of free accessories at authorized Canon USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS for $750 (C/N/A/S)

B&H Photo is also offering the Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens for $750 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards when you enter coupon code BHOPTIC15 over there (coupon is a limited time offer). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts.

Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM for $350 (C/N/A/P/S)

The Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is offered for $350 with free shipping at B&H Photo with coupon code BHOPTIC15 entered over there (limited time coupon). They also come with 4% promotional rewards. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Alpha, Pentax and Sigma SLR mounts.

Imported Nikon 24-120mm f4G VR for $585 [or certified refurbished for $650]

If you are comfortable with imported camera gear, among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the new condition imported grey-market with seller warranty (not Nikon USA warranty) Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR for $585 with free shipping by eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6%) with a limit of five per buyer. Over 300 units sold so far from this listing.

If you are not comfortable with grey-market/imported items, but you are comfortable with certified refurbished by the manufacturer, you can get it for $650 by Beach Camera upon Amazon.

The new condition price at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $1300, such as Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama.

Speaking of eBay, to celebrate “May Fourth”, Target’s eBay store is offering this Star Wars AT-AT t-shirt for $8 with free shipping with a limit of three per buyer. This is an engineering look at the Imperial Walkers. Disney has not yet added mermaids or Cinderella riding on the AT-AT 😉

Sigma DP Merrills for $700 to $710 {SD1 for $2000}

The instant discount wave from Shiguma is also lifting (down) the prices of the DP-series Merrill trio. The DP1 Merrill goes for $700, while the DP2 Merrill and the DP3 Merrill go for $710 each.

Meanwhile, the niche-within-a-niche hiding in the nooks and crannies of another niche-within-a-niche, a “Mean Girls” way of saying a Sigma DSLR, the Sigma SD1 body only goes for $2000 with 4% promotional rewards (=4%).

May 1-10: Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for $530 after $100 MIR

Zoom-zoom! If you do not hate mail-in rebates with a passion, between May 1-10 in 2015, there are two stackable $50 mail-in rebates on the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Canon, Nikon, Sony DSLR mounts). The lens price is $630 before the two mail-in rebates. One of the $50 MIR offers ends 5/10/15. You also get 4% promotional rewards from Adorama

New Tamron Mail-In Rebates (May 1st to June 30)

Tamron has another mail-in rebate promotion, this one runs May 1st until June 30 in 2015, with the 70-200, 70-300, 24-70, 18-270, and 16-300 lenses participating. Adorama also includes 4% promotional rewards and free accessories on some of them. Here they are, broken down by mount: Nikon mount and Canon mount and Sony mount.

Tokina Mail-In Rebates on 16-28mm and 11-16mm II

Tokina has a new round of mail-in rebates (May 1 until June 30 in 2015) for two lenses, and at the same time, Adorama is bundling some free accessories with them. They are:

+ $40 MIR on the ATX 16-28mm FX in Canon or Nikon
+ $30 MIR on the ATX 11-16mm II DX in Canon or Nikon or Sony

As usual, the PDF files of the mail-in rebates are available on the individual product pages of items eligible for them at Adorama.

Imported Canon 7D Mark II body only for $1200

If you are comfortable with imported (grey market, NO Canon USA warranty) DSLRs, a new offer among the eBay Deals is offering the new condition imported / grey-market Canon 7D II body only for $1200 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is GetItDigital (99.6%) and offers their own one year warranty. It does not come with a Canon USA warranty. This is an imported model. So far over 300 units got sold from this listing.

The new condition price from authorized Canon USA dealers is $1700 with some free accessories and rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo. A difference of $500 is certainly not a small amount, but there are pros and cons to getting an imported camera, and ultimately that is a personal decision one must needs make based on their individual circumstances.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 & 55-200 & Elements 12 for $440

Back to the eBay Deals, this time it is Beach Camera (authorized Nikon dealer) offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200, both DX VR) plus the Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Premier Elements 12 software for $440 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

Imported (Grey Market) Nikon D750 for $1500

The Nikon D750 body only goes for $2000 (with free accessories and rewards) at authorized dealers.

However, if you are not a risk-averse shopper and you are comfortable with the idea of imported (grey market) items, among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition imported (grey market, without Nikon USA warranty) Nikon D750 body only for $1500 with free shipping by eBay seller “GetItDigital” (99.6%) with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller “GetItDigital”, not from Nikon USA. Over 500 units were sold from this eBay offer as of the time of writing.

Pentax K-50 body with AF-200FG flash & extras for $350

The black Pentax K-50 body only with a bonus Pentax AF-200FG flash and some more extras is going for $350 with free shipping. At B&H Photo you also get a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, while at Adorama you get a 32GB Monster SDHC card but also 4% promotional rewards (= $7). Both places automatically include the AF-200FG flash.

If you also need lenses, there are many other options as well. You may need a spreadsheet or a dry-erase board to sort out all the different options!

Free Nikon GP-1A GPS and WU-1a refurb with Nikon Df kits

The four Nikon Df kits at Adorama (two colors, body-only vs 50mm f1.8) now include two free items, the Nikon GP-1A GPS and refurbished WU-1a. The prices are the usual $2750 (body only) and $3000 (with 50mm f1.8). Only the Wu-1a is refurbished, not the Nikon Df!

You also get 2% promotional rewards, and if you page down further on the individual product pages, you get a 1-yr free drops and spills warranty. Optionally, you can take advantage of the combined purchase Lens Bundles with various eligible Nikon SLR lenses.

Canon 5D Mark III body only Pro Audio bundle for $2680

Adorama has another Pro Audio Canon 5D Mark III bundle, this one is centered on the Canon 5D Mark III body only going for $2680 with free shipping and no rebates and no coupons. You get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III body only
+ Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras
+ Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones (black)
+ Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone
+ just add the bundle to cart and checkout, no extra steps
+ expires 5/2/15 or earlier if sold out

Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 Pro Audio bundle for $3290 (Tascam, Shure, Audio Technica)

If you are interested in audio as well or could use the different items in the bundle on their own, Adorama has a Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105L Pro Audio bundle for $3290 with free shipping and no rebates and no coupons. You get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L lens
+ Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras
+ Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones (black)
+ Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
+ just add the bundle to cart and checkout, no extra steps
+ expires 5/2/15 or earlier if sold out

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Sigma 17-50/2.8, 128GB USB 3.0 Flash drive, Software

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Pre-order new Sony f2.8 ZA lenses: 16-35 and 24-70

The new gear party is not over yet. Sony full frame A-mount photographers must needs hide their wallets! Sony announced two new professional f2.8 lenses. The 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2100, and the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2250. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2015. (VS as in Vario-Sonnar).

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama.

Pre-order new Pentax K-3 II BO for $1100

New Pentax DSLR action, the K-3, second of its name (aka K-3 II) is now available for pre-order in the body only configuration for $1100 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

PS: we are keeping track of the interesting/unusual new cameras and lenses of 2015 in this spartan tracking post at the main blog.

Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both DX VR) for $580

The refurbished Nikon DSLR action continues at the eBay Deals where authorized Nikon dealer BuyDig is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5300 two-lens kit (18-55, 55-200, both DX VR) for $580 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

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Nikon D750 drops to $2000 (with 24-120 for $2700)

Hot off the discounting presses, the Nikon D750 DSLR is now down to $2000 in body only at authorized Nikon dealers such as B&H Photo which also includes 2% rewards (= $40), Free Next Day Delivery, and free bag, 16GB SD and extra Watson battery.

Adorama has three options with freebies for $2000 for the D750 body only:
+ with Shure VP83 Lenshopper
+ various accessories (32GB Lexar, camera bag, plus three trinkety accessories)
+ other accessories (extra EN-EL15 battery, 32GB Lexar, camera bag)
+ all three get 2% promotional rewards as well (= $40)

Similarly discounted and freebie-accessorized is the D750 with 24-120mm kit for $2700 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

The various D750 kits are also optionally eligible for the continuing Nikon Instant Savings.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-140 & WU-1a for $900

If you are interested in the Nikon D7100 but you are not interested in the previously mentioned imported camera, there’s an alternative, manufacturer refurbished. Adorama currently has the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-140mm DX VR and WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter offered for $900 with free shipping and a 90 day manufacturer warranty.

Imported Nikon D7100 body for $700

If you are comfortable with imported (= grey market = no manufacturer warranty) cameras, the latest eBay Deals include the new condition no-manufacturer-warranty Nikon D7100 body only for $700 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is “photovideo4less” (99.7%). This camera goes for $1000 at authorized Nikon dealers (eg Amazon). It is up to you to decide the trade-offs in such matters.

Speaking of eBay, another one of the above-the-fold offers is the new condition 15.6″ Lenovo Thinkpad E540 laptop offered by Adorama’s eBay store for $400 (Intel i3-4000M, 4GB RAM, 500GB/7200rpm, 1366 x 768, HD 4600, Windows 7 Pro, limit 5).

PreOrder: new Canon C300 Mark II (EF or PL) and XC10 (10x)

More action on the video front from Canon. Their new Cinema C300 Mark II is now available for pre-orders in the body only configuration for $16,000 in either the EF mount or the PL mount at B&H Photo. Availability is estimated to be September 2015. It is also available for pre-order at Adorama.

In parallel, Canon revealed the new XC10, a 1″ sensor fixed-lens camcorder with a 10x optical zoom lens, going for $2500 with a June 2015 release estimate at B&H Photo.

Nikon D750 body + refurb 50mm f1.8G lens + Lightroom 5 for $2300

BuyDig has created their own Nikon D750 body only bundle. The D750 body only kit is new condition with USA warranty. The bundle includes the factory refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8G lens (with 90 day Nikon warranty), the Adobe Lightroom 5 software (PC or Mac), and 64GB generic SD card, for $2300 with free shipping. This offer ends 4/6/15 or earlier if sold out.

If you are not familiar with the BuyDig, this may be hard to spot, so here is an annotated screenshot of what to look for:

nikon_d750_bundle_at_buydig

Click the “view more details” link over there, or locate the “Rebates” tab in the gray bar below. Note that this is not a rebate offer, the free items will be included automatically by BuyDig, they are under the “Promotions & Special Offers” section under Rebates. That area has live links to each of the included freebies so you can examine them more closely.

(ENDED) Rokinon 16mm f2 for $300 (seven mount options)

This limited time offer expired (the price went up to $400)… It’s Rokinon time at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “BestPriceOptics” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Rokinon 16mm f2 lens for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is available in the Canon, Sony and Pentax dSLR mounts and the Sony, Fuji, Samsung NX, and M43rds mirrornyet mounts. The Nikon dSLR version is sold out.