(ENDED) Buy $100 Amazon Camera eGift Card, get $25 Promo Credit for future DSLR/Mirrorless purchase

This limited time offer ended but a new one is going live on 11/27/14 (new post for that one)…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): refurb Nikon D3300 two lens kit, Roki 35/1.5, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back daily for more new holiday shopping season offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Pentax K-3 w/Battery Grip for $800 with coupon

Adorama is offering the Pentax K-3 body only with D-BG5 battery grip and 32GB card and 4% promotional rewards for $800 with free expedited shipping when you enter coupon code EARLYPEEK at checkout. Offer ends on 11/26/14 or earlier if sold out.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye (six mounts) for $200

The Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens is on sale for $200 with free shipping in six different mounts, five SLR (C/N/A/P and Four Thirds) and Sony E-mount at B&H Photo.

Imported/Grey Market Nikon D610 body for $1200 (seller warranty)

Also one of the featured eBay Deals is the new condition imported/grey-marked Nikon D610 body offered for $1200 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is bigvalueinc (99.4%). Over 120 cameras got sold through this eBay listing so far.

NOTE: this does not come with a manufacturer warranty. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller. This was part of the D610 with lens kit, but the lens removed. Selling the lens and body separately is more profitable since the bundle has a built-in discount. Some sellers use the term “broken kit” to describe this but it’s an unfortunate term because when a shopper reads “broken”, they run away scared 🙂

The standard Nikon D610 body only kit from authorized Nikon USA dealers goes for $1600 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo), so you have trade-offs, such as $400 vs manufacturer-warranty, authorized Nikon dealers vs eBay sellers and such. It’s up to you to triangulate your risk matrix on deals like this – there’s no one size fits all answer.

Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX for $155 (no manufacturer warranty)

If you are comfortable buying prime lenses that don’t come with a manufacturer warranties, one of the featured eBay Deals is the new condition Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX lens offered for $155 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is photovideo4less (99.8% [corrected; not 98.8%]). Nearly 500 lenses got sold through this eBay listing so far. Again, keep in mind this does not come with a manufacturer warranty. For some the risk may be acceptable, a low price simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a $4000 tilt-shift lens 🙂 For others, it may not. We blog, you decide! This is not a “nanny state” blog – we don’t decide for you 😉

B&H Photo offers: Bower 16mm T2.2, refurb Nikon D610, Vanguard Legs, Oly E-M5, NIRs

B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:

+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150

+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors

+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.

+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440

+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600

+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)

Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $630 (limit 2)

UPDATE (11/18/14): as of this update, this is marked as an “Item Under Review”. It will be unavailable for purchase for a few hours/days until it gets sorted out. It is not uncommon for this thing to show up on various Amazon.com listings.

Amazon is now selling refurbished products “natively” (on the main product page), not just the Warehouse Deals. One of the guinea pigs of this new development is the refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 going for $630 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart. This is sold by Amazon herself, not marketplace sellers… An annotated screenshot crop of the product page showing all these is after the jump (it is a tall picture, so it’s not on the front page to prevent taking over the whole page).

NOTE: you may not see this format when you visit that page – the Amazon web servers often test different versions on different browsers, operating systems, screen sizes, and Viewports (the visible part in the actual browser window, which on a desktop may be significantly different from the screen size/resolution; that was a long way of saying, browser windows can be of many different sizes on a desktop, from full screen to tiny little boxes).

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Updated Nikon DSLR Instant Savings – add as many lenses as you like

Just in time for the holidays, the Nikon DSLR Instant Savings have been updated at B&H Photo, you can add as many lenses as you like and the savings will keep adding up. This is a one-DSLR and multiple-lenses purchased together in the same shopping cart promotion. Here is an example, a direct link to the Nikon D750 page over there. All those lenses scrolling down are eligible for this promotion.

Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $83 (limit 5; maybe Imported/Grey)

To Los eBay Deals we geaux, where we find the Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $83 with free shipping, in new condition, by Red Tag Camera, with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of a warranty, so to be on the safe side, assume it is a gray market (imported model). Still for many this may be a reasonable risk, a double figured simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a complicated four figures lens. But it’s up to you – we blog, you decide!… Separately there is a promotion that saves you $5 for every 3 eligible items you buy, all offered by Red Tag Camera – you will see this offer right above the product picture over there…

Preorder: new Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II for $2200

November is often too late for most new product announcements, but there’s always new stuff that sneaks out, even during Photokina years. Case in point, just announced is the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens available for pre-order for $2200 at B&H Photo (and lens hood) and Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55mm for $400

Back to the eBay Featured Deals we go where Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR II kits for $400 with free shipping and handling and with a 90 day Nikon warranty. Limit five per buyer. As always, this is a limited time offer.

Preorder new Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye for $550

Lens names keep getting longer and longer! Of interest if you have a cinematography interest, B&H Photo is accepting preorders for the Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye for $550, available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts, along with the Sony E-mount. The release estimate is December 1st.

Speaking of preorders, B&H Photo is also accepting pre-orders for the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K with PL Mount for $3000.

Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye (Canon) for $233

The Canon DSLR version of the Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye lens with Removeable Hood is currently on sale for $233 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and by Adorama on eBay.

Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm f4.0 (Four Thirds DSLR) for $1260 (limit 2)

Four Thirds time! The Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm f4.0 is currently on sale for $1260 with free shipping with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself… Please note this is a DSLR lens, not a mirrorless M43 system lens… This is part of the 130+ lenses that are part of the Amazon Camera Outlet store.

Vivitar 13mm f2.8 (Pentax) for $200

The Vivitar 13mm f2.8 prime lens for the Pentax K-Mount only, model VIV-13MM-P, is on sale for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2) and at B&H Photo… The other mounts go for more…

In-stock nao: Canon 7D II w/18-135 for $2150

The Canon 7D Mark II with the 18-135mm EF-S IS STM lens kit is now in-stock and ready to ship to you for $2150 with free shipping from Amazon herself (and marketplace sellers) along with B&H Photo and Adorama (with extra battery and bonus FXhome software).

200+ Sigma Lenses on sale with promo code (various mounts)

We continue traversing the B&H Photo PDN specials where we find a Sigma Lenses sale featuring over 200 individual lenses (of various mounts, that’s why the number is high). You must needs use promo code BHPPE14 for the discounts to work! These are specially marked urls that enable the promotion and the use of the promo code. Due to the high volume of items, I can’t summarize them here… Offers expire by 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.

Limited time Pentax SLR Lens Sale (ends 11/1)

Adorama is having a limited time sale on Pentax Lenses, featuring a total of 40 items, mostly SLR lenses, big and small, from tiny pancakes to missile launching telephotos. Also included are a couple of Q lenses and a couple of flashes. No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay. The discount amount is shown in red ink. The price before and after is shown above and below the red ink for each lens. A lot of them may also get 4% promotional rewards, free 2-day shipping, and New Leaf extended warranty. Check the individual product page of each lens of interest to see. We can’t post all 40 of them here.

Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G DX ED VR with Hoya Filter and Tripod for $610

The Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR DX dSLR lens is currently on sale for $610 with free shipping and a 45-day return policy at BuyDig.com which also includes three bonus items: Hoya 67mm UV MC filter, 59-inch Bower tripod, and lens cleaning pen… It goes for $620 at Amazon with free 2-day shipping and $630 with a free three filter kit at Adorama… You may have to do the add-to-cart song-and-dance in order to see the prices…

Canon D-Rebel SL1 w/18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 for $500 after $350 MIR

The Canon DSLR bundles party at Adorama continues! This time the centerpiece of the bundle is the Canon D-Rebel SL1 w/18-55. Add to that the 75-300 lens, Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper, and proceed to checkout. The price you pay at checkout is $850. Once you receive the order and submit the mail-in rebates, you will receive $350 back by mail from the mailin rebate promotion. Thus, a $500 after $350 MIR offer. This is the PDF rebate form. Free expedited shipping… If you are not sure how this works, check our previous visual post on a similar D-Rebel T5 offer… Offer ends 11/2/14…

Canon 7D Mark II ships tomorrow – free overnight shipping

The highly anticipated Canon 7D Mark II will start shipping tomorrow (10/30/14) and at this point in time, Adorama is offering free Overnight shipping. The starting price of this camera is $1800.

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-135 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 for $600 after $350 MIR

Adorama also has a parallel promotion to the T5i w/18-55. This time the centerpiece of the bundle is the Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-135. Add to those the 75-300 lens, Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper, and proceed to checkout. The price you pay at checkout is $1150. Once you receive the order and submit the mail-in rebates, you will receive $350 back by mail from the mailin rebate promotion. Thus, a $800 after $350 MIR offer. This is the PDF rebate form. Free expedited shipping… If you are not sure how this works, check our previous visual post on a similar D-Rebel T5 offer… Offer ends 11/2/14…

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 for $600 after $350 MIR

Adorama has another mail-in rebate bundle, this one is centered around the Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55. Add to those the 75-300 lens, Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper, and proceed to checkout. The price you pay at checkout is $950. Once you receive the order and submit the mail-in rebates, you will receive $350 back by mail from the mailin rebate promotion. Thus, a $600 after $350 MIR offer. This is the PDF rebate form. Free expedited shipping… If you are not sure how this works, check our previous visual post on a similar D-Rebel T5 offer… Offer ends 11/2/14…

Pentax K-5 IIs with D-BG4 Grip & 64GB SD for $600 [updated]

Good until 10/31/14 at 8:45pm ET, B&H Photo is K-offering this Pentax K-5 IIs bundle: the body only kit plus the D-BG4 battery grip plus a 64GB Sandisk Ultra C10 memory card for $600 with free expediting shipping.

UPDATE: Adorama also has a Pentax K-5 IIs bundle with the K5 IIs body only kit, plus D-BG4 battery grip and 64GB Samsung Pro SDXC memory card and 4% promotional rewards and free 2-day shipping.

Nikon D7000 body only (Import/Gray) for $570 [updated]

There are plenty of Nikon APS-C dSLRs out there, but if you happen to be specifically looking for the good old Nikon D7000 body only, and you want it in new condition, you can get it as an Import Model (Gray Market) for $570 with free shipping at Abe’s of Maine. The Loyalty10/Loyalty15 do not work on this one.

On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon USA “blessed” camera, and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished, you can get the D7000 body only for $590 by Adorama on eBay – thanks to Mark C. for spotting the lower price! (or $610 at Adorama with free expedited shipping.)

Now shipping: Pentax K-S1 in many colors (and with bonus items)

Fan of the Pentax colorful color schemes and combinations? A lot of the different options for the Pentax K-S1 are now in-stock and ready to ship to your K-house for $650 (body only) or $700 (w/18-55) or $800 (two lens kit) at Adorama. They also get 4% rewards and a 16GB FluCard (it is a wireless SDHC card!). Not sure who was the smart marketing person to name it “FluCard” 🙂 Might as call it the EbolaCard 😉

Nikon D610 with free extras for $1700 (and eligible for Nikon SLR Instant Rebates)

B&H Photo is selling the Nikon D610 body only kit for $1700 full frame dollars and at this time, they are automatically including the following freebies with your order: Shoulder bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, Watson extra battery, and 2% promotional rewards (= $34). You also get free Expedited shipping.

Optionally, the various Nikon D610 kits are eligible for the Nikon SLR Instant Savings. Simply go to the page of the D610 kit of interest, look for the “Savings Available” part of the page, and click on the tiny “View All Savings” link to see all available options.

Canon 1D X + Pixma Pro 100 + various accessories for $5650 after $1150 (!) mail-in rebate

To go with the new Canon dSLR Mail-In Rebates, B&H Photo has a bundle centered around the Canon 1D X dSLR. You buy the bundle (just add to cart) and once you receive it and all is well, you file the mail-in rebates. A few weeks later you will receive your rebate amount by mail in the form of a prepaid gift card. This bundle has a checkout price of $6800 and an after-rebate price of $5650. The bundle includes the 1D X body only kit, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk of 13×19 inch photo paper, shoulder bag, 32GB Extreme Pro Compact Flash card, and Vello wireless remote.

New Canon DSLR rebates good until 11/22/14 (7D II included)

Canon has a new incarnation of their mail-in rebates, featuring most of their APS-C dSLRs, including the brand new 7D Mark II. These are mail-in rebates (MIR), not instant savings, so you do have to do the whole MIR song and dance. This round expires on 11/22/14. You can see the available options at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 + Lightroom 5 full version for $430

We check upon the eBay Deals once again where we find a bundle deal of sorts offered by reputable camera dealer Beach Camera’s eBay store – for $430 with free shipping you get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm PLUS Adobe Lightroom 5 full version. Limit five bundles per customer!

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D3000 w/18-55mm for $255

This daily deal expired… Also part of the Woot Electronics deal of the day, you can get the refurbished Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm for $250 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer. Offer ends by 1am ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out… Keep in mind, the D3000 is quite old in DSLR years…

[DEAD] Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX non-VR for $75 [updated]

The $75 Woot daily deal sold out before the 24 hours elapsed, but if you still want/need this lens at a double figure price point, you can get it for $90 with free shipping from Groupon Goods… Previous updates after the break…

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Pentax K-3 w/D-BG5 battery grip & 4% rewards for $900 ($1250 w/18-135 WR)

K-Temptation time. The Pentax K-3 price is down $200. As of the time of writing, at Adorama, you can get the following:

+ Pentax K-3 body only bundle with the free Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip and 4% Adorama promotional rewards (= $36) for $900 with free 2-day US shipping – currently out of stock but you can order it if you want to lock up the sale price and freebies

+ Pentax K-3 with DA 18-135 WR kit with the free Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip and 4% Adorama promotional rewards (= $50) for $1250 with free 2-day US shipping – currently in-stock

+ meanwhile the Pentax K-S1 kits are down $100 – there are eighteen different options available

Expire 10/25/14: Canon DSLR Gear Mail-In and Instant Savings

Expiring on Saturday October 25 in 2014 is the current round of Canon DSLR gear promotions that include both mail-in rebates and instant savings. You can see the available options nicely organized at B&H Photo, the DSLR Bundles and the lens and flash options.

Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f4 VR drops to $3000

On the new full frame front, the Nikon D750 with the 24-120mm f4G VR lens bundle is now down to $3000 at various authorized Nikon dealers including B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit two).

Refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 [limit 5]

DSLR action returns to the eBay Deals where authorized Nikon Dealer “BuyDig” (the online discount imprint of Beach Camera) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 with free shipping with limit five per buyer. The body only kits are typically a good deal if you don’t want/need the 18-55 kit lens (or don’t want to deal with selling/trading it)… As with all eBay featured offers, they are limited time things, but the exact expiration date is not predictable.

Sony A77 II and A58 combined purchase discounts with select Lenses [and coupons]

A new variation of the combined purchase instant rebates is running for a couple of Sony Alpha pellicle-mirror dSLRs. You put one DSLR and one lens in your shopping cart, you enter the coupon code, and when you reach the checkout page, there is a combined purchase discount of $100 (either the 55-200 or 55-300 lenses) or $200 (the 18-135mm lens). This is a one-to-one promotion. If you put two lenses and/or two DSLRs and enter their coupons, you only get one discount. But you can buy them in separate transactions (I think – I obviously can’t buy them to test those type of limits).

So the eligible DSLRs for this promotion are the Sony a77 Mark II (either body only or with 16-50mm f2.8), and the A58 with 18-55mm kit. The coupon codes are listed over there. I won’t listen here because sometimes they change them, and I have no way of knowing that they changed.

The page does not specify an expiration date, so they are good until the coupon codes no longer work. Speaking of which, here is a screenshot crop example with the A58 w/18-55 and the 18-135mm added to the shopping cart. What you see is the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page:

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Imported Canon 5D Mark III body only for $2560 [Gray Market!]

Back to the eBay Deals party we go where the new condition Imported (Gray/Grey Market) Canon 5D Mark III body only is offered for $2560 with free shipping by eBay seller “getitdigital” (99.3%). Note this does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. The seller (GetItDigital) offers their own one year warranty for this camera. If you are not sure what this means, do not buy until/unless you understand! Over 1400 5DMk3 units were sold so far from this listing.

Tue: Canon DSLR two lens bundles (T5i, T5, SL1)

The main Best Buy website deal of the day for Tuesday 10/14/14 is a trio of Canon DSLR bundles featuring the standard kits (w/18-55) along with the 55-250 lens and camera bag and 58mm UV filter and 16GB card. The DSLRs featured are the SL1 ($750 bundle), the T5 ($650 bundle) and the T5i ($850 bundle). Especially of interest if you have any Best Buy coupons, rewards, or other special promotions through their various rewards and such.

$50 Gift Certificate with select Pentax K50 kits

For a limited time (expiration date unknown), Adorama is offering various Pentax K50 bundles with a bonus $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, along with 4% promotional rewards and free shipping. Adorama will re-start processing orders on 10/11/14.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both non-VR) for $333

For a limited time, thanks to coupon code GOODS10 you can get the refurbished Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm DX non-VR and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses for $333 at Groupon Goods. The price is $370. The coupon is 10% off, $370 – $37 = $333. The coupon expires at 10/12/14 11:59pm central time (Groupon is central time). Note this is an older DSLR and neither of the lenses is stabilized (VR).

Canon 60D body only with extras for $700

If of all the Canon dSLRs out there you have decided on the good old 60D, it is currently offered for $700 with free shipping and two free accessories (DSLR Shoulder Bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I) at B&H Photo. B&H will reopen on 10/19/14 so keep this in mind if it is a time-sensitive purchase.