(SOLD OUT) Nikon D800E body only for $2041 (was $2125) (limit 2)

As of a 1/7/14 at 4:19am ET, this is sold out… The Nikon D800E body only kit is currently available for $2041 (was $2125) with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself. This is part of their Camera and Photo Outlet clearance/salePrice dropped again just 33 minutes after I posted this originally; Blog-post price updated Wednesday 2:19am ET.

Pre-order new Nikon D5500, 300mm f4 VR, 55-200mm DX VR II

Nikon revealed their CES 2015 cameras, with the new D5500 APS-C DSLR ($900 body only, $1000 w/18-55, $1200 w/18-135; black or red), along with a new 300mm f4 VR lens ($2000), and a new 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II lens ($350). All these are available for pre-order at Amazon. No shipping estimates yet.

PS: you can compare and contract prices with other competing APS-C dSLRs using the APS-C Price Chart.

Refurbished Nikon D4 body for $4000

The refurbished Nikon D4 body only is currently going for $4000 with free shipping and 90 days Nikon warranty at Adorama as part of their refurbished specials (132 items; look for prices in red ink).

Preorder New Kit: Canon 6D with 24-105mm for $2200

For photographers interested in both the Canon 6D dSLR and the 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, Canon has a brand new official 6D kit, the 6D with 24-105mm available for pre-order for $2200 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon. No release estimate at the moment.

In-stock nao: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is in-sotck at B&H Photo for $2200 with free shipping. B&H will be accepting orders again Saturday PM.

Canon and Nikon SLR rebates expire Jan-3-2015

The current iteration of the Nikon Instant Rebates and Canon Instant and Mail-In Rebates are expiring on January 3 in 2015 and won’t be extended in their current iteration.

Refurbished Nikon D610 body for $1300 [corrected]

B&H Photo is currently offering the refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1300 with free expedited shipping and with the usual 90-day B&H Photo warranty (not refurbished-Nikon-USA warranty) [corrected 1/1/15! Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!]. The new condition goes for $1500 (see 35mm Full Frame Price Chart for price research).

Pre-order refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $580

Amazon is slowly but steadily building up inventory on certified refurbished cameras (and other products), sold and shipped by Amazon herself. One of them coming up is the refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 going for $580 with free shipping. There is no release estimate at the moment.

Pentax K-S1 body only for $432 (black) or $438 (white)

The Pentax K-S1 body only kit is currently going for $432 in black K-S1 and $438 in white K-S1 with a limit of two per color, sold at Amazon by Amazon herself. As far as I can tell, these are the only two colors on sale, but Pentax has many and more K-S1 combos.

Refurbished Nikon D3 body only for $2200

If you happen to be looking for the Nikon D3 body only kit, it is available manufacturer-refurbished with a 90 day Nikon warranty at Adorama and by Adorama on eBay… Speaking of old school Nikon DSLRs, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D2X is available for $1500 with free shipping at Adorama.

PS: these surfaced while I was price-checking other cameras for the Camera Price Charts – in case this post feels like a random blast from the past 🙂

Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 & 75-300 & Bag & SD for $500

If of all the Canon D-Rebel options out there, it is the D-Rebel T5 the one you want, the two lens kit, with the 18-55 and 75-300mm lenses along with a free camera bag and free SDHC memory card is going for $500 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and B&H Photo. No coupons needed, just add to cart and checkout… The T5 w/18-55 kit goes for $450… The two lens kit with the 55-250mm instead of the 75-300 goes for $600…

NOTE: this is the T5 entry-level DSLR, not to be confused with the more advanced T5i.

(ENDED) Nikon D4S body only for $6200

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… The Nikon D4S body only kit is currently going for $6200 with free shipping at OneCall.com and by OneCall at Amazon… It goes for $6500 with various free accessories and 2% rewards (=$130) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

(ENDED) Nikon D750 body only for $2150

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $2300… The Nikon D750 body only is currently going for $2150 with free shipping by OneCall at Amazon instead of its usual price of $2300.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART (Nikon) with extras for $900

The Nikon version of the Sigma 50mm f1.4 SLR Art lens is available as a special bundle at Adorama for $900 with free shipping. The bundle includes these bonus items: 3yr New Leaf warranty (in this case, it is included automatically, you don’t have to add it manually), 77mm filter kit (UV, CPL, ND2), lens wrap, capleash and cleaning kit. Only this Nikon bundle is going for $900. The other versions go for $950… I don’t know if it is a price error or a specific sale or a price-match.

Nikon D5200 two-lens holiday bundle drops to $580

The Nikon D5200 two lens holiday bundle that consists of the D5200 and 18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses and the Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and the Nikon School DVD and camera case and 16GB SDHC card is now down to $580 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

(ENDED) Thur only: Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $565 (was $585)

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Pentax K-5 IIs body only with free AF-200FG flash for $500

If you like Varys, you may also like Low Pass Filter Eunuch cameras 😉 The Pentax K-5 IIs (no low-pass filter) is currently offered for $500 with a free Pentax AF-200FG flash automatically included during this promotion at B&H Photo (the free items are mentioned right below the camera’s name on the individual product pages – if you don’t see them mentioned there, it means the promotion expired)… Optionally you can add the Corel AfterShot Pro 2 (digital download code) to this offer for +$30.

Refurbished Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DT SAM SLR lens for $150

BuyDig is also offering the factory refurbished Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DT SAM SLR lens for $150 with free shipping (add to cart to see price). The price is $170 before you add it to cart. Offer ends by 12/28/14.

In-stock again: Nikon D7000 w/18-55 & 55-300 for $800

It is back in-stock, the Nikon D7000 Holiday Bundle, which is the D7000 with 18-55 and 55-300 and 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC and AmazonBasics DSLR bag is back in-stock at Amazon by Amazon itself for $800. This of interest if you want both lenses and this particular camera, all in new condition; otherwise you can go refurbished or mix-and-match… For example, the 55-300mm lens goes for $200 refurbished by Nikon USA at Adorama.

Used Canon 7D body only for $580 (8+ condition)

If you are comfortable with used DSLRs (used; not refurbished), B&H Photo has a special promotion on various used Canon 7D kits, going for $580 (8+ condition) and $620 (9 condition). Used quantities are typically more limited than new condition products.

Pentax K-3 body only with D-BG5 Battery Grip for $800

K-time now, the Pentax K-3 body only kit with the Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip included for FREE is going for $800 at Adorama (also 4% rewards, 32GB SDHC) and at B&H Photo… If you happen to also need the 50mm f1.8 DA lens, you can get it with the K-3 and battery grip and 4% promotional rewards for $900 at Adorama.

(ENDED) Nikon D5200 two-lens non-VR kit for $580 (ends by Sun 3am ET)

This daily deal expired with over 40% claimed… As one of the day-long deals in the Amazon Gold Box, good until 3am ET on Sunday (or earlier if sold out), the Nikon D5200 two-lens bundle (18-55, 55-200, DX non-VR, free case, DVDs, card) is on sale for $580 with free shipping. It is also eligible for free 1-day shipping (you must manually select 1-day shipping in the shopping cart and its price will be automatically deducted at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page while the free 1-day shipping promotion is running).

Refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens drops to $700

The refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens was going for $750 when we started the Deals Situation Room but as of a recheck right now, the price is down to $700 with free shipping at Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 for $340 (non-VR)

Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon D3100 two lens kit (18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses) for $340 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty… Optionally you can add to your purchase a variety of software for a combined purchase discount – see the “Buy together and save” section over there.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $200

The refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. This is refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90 day day Nikon warranty.

Free 1-Day shipping on 140+ Cameras and 220+ Lenses at Amazon

If you like 1-day shipping or you are buying a camera before a holiday deadline, Amazon has launched a variety of free 1-day shipping promotions, including one in their Camera and Photo store. As of the time of writing, there are 25 DSLR kits and 69 mirrorless kits and 55 P&S cameras. Please note some of the cameras are miscategorized, for example, the Sony a6000 in under P&S. Also eligible for this promotion are 242 camera lenses.

The usual terms apply. Items must be sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers, not used/refurbs). You must select Free One Day shipping in the shopping cart and after you do that, the shipping price will be adjusted in the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. No coupon codes needed. This is a limited time promotion in the buildup towards Christmas. Each eligible camera also mentions this promotion on the individual product page (under the Special Offers” section).

In-stock nao: Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 (N) for $4450

Prime your wallets! The Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 for the Nikon SLR mount is now in-stock and ready to attach to your DSLR for $4450 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Free Tascam DR-70D recorder with select Canon 5D Mark III kits

If you are interested in the Canon 5D Mark III and also DSLR audio/video, Adorama has these three Canon 5D Mark III bundles that come with a free Tascam DR-70D recorder (goes for $300 on its own). Free accessories are included as well. The mail-in rebate you see there is the usual Canon DSLR mail-in rebate promotion on the Canon 5D IIIs.

Canon 6D w/24-105 & Pixma Pro 100 & LR5 & extras for $1900 after $650 MIR

If you are fond of mail-in rebates, Buydig has a Canon 6D DSLR + 24-105mm f4L IS bundle that includes the Pixma Pro 100 printer, Adobe’s Lightroom 5 software, 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper, and a camera bag. The price is $2850 on the website. After you add it to the shopping cart, it drops to $2550. After you receive your order, you submit the Canon mail-in rebate (MIR), and a few weeks after that, you receive a $650 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $1900 after MIR promotion. Promotion expires 12/21/14 or earlier if sold out.

Sony a58 w/18-55 & $50 Gift Card & extras for $400 (add 55-200 for +$50)

The Pellicle is not a scary creature from a 50s scifi movie! It is your friend! The Sony a58 with the 18-55mm lens and a bonus $50 B&H Photo gift card and a free 16GB Sandisk SDHC and a free holster bag are on sale all together for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can add the 55-200mm lens to your order for +$50 or the 55-300 for +$150. Look for these two offers under the “Savings Available” section by clicking the small “View All Savings” link. Other add-on bundle options include Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30.

In-stock nao: Rokinon Cine Lens 4-packs for $1900 (four T1.5 prime lenses)

If you are interested in Cine lenses and Prime lenses, B&H Photo has the Rokinon Cine Lens Four Pack in-stock for $1900 in the Canon and Nikon and Alpha SLR mounts and M43rds. The Sony E-mount remains in pre-order state. The four lenses in this bundle are 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS.

In-stock nao: Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Grab your K-wallets if K-interested in this K-lens, the Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR is in-stock and ready to ship for $750 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Speaking of Adorama, they have a Sandisk SDHC & Compactflash sale for this week (eight options, 16GB to 512GB, $27 to $630).

(ENDED) Nikon D7000 w/18-55mm for $605 (ends Tue 1am ET) [discounted!]

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Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR drops to $310

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens dropped from $330 when we started the Black Friday madness to $310 with free shipping at Adorama.

Nikon D7000 body only for $490 (limit 3) [updated]

The Nikon D7000 body only is discounted gain! It is now going for $490 (was $500, was $485) with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is a live price, not part of the lightning deals, so only the future knows if/when it will change. This was going for $525 the previous time I checked… Price updated on blog on 12/16/14 at 3:22am ET…

ProOptic 500mm f8 H.D. Mirror Lens (T-Mount) for $50

Mirror lens action now, the ProOptic 500mm f8 H.D. Mirror Lens (T-Mount) is on sale for $50 with free shipping for a limited time at Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon Df for $2100 (either color)

B&H Photo is offering the refurbished Nikon Df for $2100 in either the silver Df or the black Df.

The Df with 50mm f1.8 is on parallel sale, going for $2250 in either silver Df or the black Df.

Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine (Alpha SLR) for $325 (limit 2)

The Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum dSLR version of the Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine is on sale for $325 (was $342) with free shipping with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon itself. While the EOS & M43rds are part of the lightning deals, the Alpha A-mount version is on sale on its own, not part of the lightning deals. The market works in mysterious ways :)… Blog-post price updated on 11:28pm ET.

Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 & Pixma Pro 100 & Extras for $3050 after $650 MIR GC

If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, B&H Photo has a Canon 5D Mark III super bundle. You get the 5D Mark III with 24-105mm, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk 13×19 inch Canon photo paper, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, Watson extra battery and Canon 200DG gadget bag. You pay $3700 at checkout. After you receive your order and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate (MIR) following the instructions/deadline. If all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $650 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making this a $3050 after MIR promotion.

(ENDED) Ends 10:50pm ET: Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine (M43rds or Canon EOS) for $400

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(ENDED) Starts Fri 10:50am ET: Nikon D5100 w/18-55 limited time offer

This limited time offer expired… If you don’t want to go through the long Lightning Deals schedule post but you are interested in Nikon DSLRs, there is going to be a lightning deal on the Nikon D5100 w/18-55 starting at 10:50am Eastern (7:50am pacific) on Friday 12/12/14 at the Amazon Gold Box. The price before the sale is $650. I don’t know what the sale price is going to be!

Nikon D610 body drops to $1500, D810 drops to $3000 [corrected]

If there’s an official Canon discount, there’s must also be a parallel Nikon discount, otherwise the planet will spin off its axis! Nikon too has a new round of discounts, these are more user-friendly though, they are instant-rebates, not mail-in rebates. The Nikon D610 body only goes for $1500, while the Nikon D810 goes for $3000 [corrected; I deducted $300 twice]. The other kits based on these cameras have been discounted appropriately. You can see these nicely organized at Adorama. The promotion expires by the end of day on 12/13/14 per that page. You also get free overnight shipping!

New $300 mail-in rebates on Canon 6D ($1500 after MIR) and 5D Mark III ($2800 after MIR)

A new round of mail-in rebates for Canon include $300 mail-in rebates on the Canon 6D and 5D Mark III dSLRs. Adorama has created a number of bundles centered on these cameras:

+ 11 options for the Canon 6D with prices starting at $1500 after mail-in rebate

+ 13 options for the Canon 5D Mark III with prices starting at $2800 after mail-in rebate

Sony a77 body only with three free accessories for $550

Back to the land of the Sony SLTs, the Sony Alpha a77 (first generation) body only is kit along with three free accessories (32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, holster bag, Watson battery) is on sale for $550 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The a77 w/16-50mm f2.8 goes for $1000 but without the freebies.

PS: if you are just now catching up, you can also check a running Latest Deals Summary at the main blog. We will continue with the running summary experiment until the end of the year (2014).

Sony a77 II body with Battery Grip for $900 (with 16-50mm f2.8 for $1500)

The Sony a77 II body only kit with a free Sony VG-C77AM battery grip is now going for $900 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3).

Meanwhile the a7 ii with 16-50mm f2.8 and VG-C77AM battery grip goes for $1500 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3)… The 16-50mm f2.8 lens goes for $750 on its own.

Four Free Accessories (including WU-1b wireless adapter) with Nikon D610 kits

Adorama is offering four free accessories (Nikon WU-1b wireless adapter, extra Nikon EN-EL15 battery, Nikon camera bag with Nikon School DVDs, 16GB Sandisk SDHC) and 4% promotional rewards with the purchase of these three Nikon D610 DSLR kits: body only ($1600) or w/24-85mm VR ($2000) or w/28-300mm VR ($2400).

Pentax K-50 with 18-55 & 55-300 & AF-200FG & Lightroom 5 for $650 w/coupon

Pentax K-action now. Of interest also if you want to buy someone a “get started with” digital photography gift. Use coupon code 9PARTS to get this Pentax K-50 DSLR bundle for $650 with free shipping. The bundle includes the Pentax K-50 with 18-55mm WR and 55-300mm ED and AF-200FG flash and Lightroom 5 and 4GB EyeFi SDHC. The coupon code 9PARTS drops price from $700 to $650 and expires 12/14/14 or earlier if sold out. The promotion is mentioned under “Special Offer” on the BuyDig page (annotated screenshot below)…

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Canon 50mm f1.8 II (imported/grey) for $98

Included in the camera sub-section of the eBay Deals is the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $98 with free shipping by eBay seller RedTag Camera (99.9%). There is no mention of a warranty on the product page and they are not an authorized Canon dealer, so this is likely an imported / grey-market model. As such, it is not eligible for the Canon mail-in rebates. This is a simple prime lens in double figures, so, for some, this may not be an unreasonable risk to take. The blessed by Canon USA model goes for $105 after a $20 mail-in rebate at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo, Adorama). Not sure how many people would want to go through the hassle of a mail-in rebate for $20, unless they are buying other Canon DSLRs and lenses that are also part of the mail-in rebate promotion. So if you are interested in this lens, the trade-off: imported vs mail-in rebate. We blog, you decide!

Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM w/extras for $150 [updated/corrected]

If you are an early pancake adopter, the new Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM lens along with a free 52mm UV Filter, Cleaning Kit, and Capleash II, is available for $150 plus shipping at Adorama. This is an EF-S/APS-C lens… CORRECTION (Fri 2:34am ET): the extras do not come with free shipping.

If you don’t need the extras, the default Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM lens (without the extras) goes for $150 with free S&H at Adorama.

New Camera Preorders: Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema for $5500

Here comes a December surprise! Canon announced the brand new Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only). It is expected to arrive by the end of the year, and it is available for pre-order for $5500 at B&H Photo.