The value of free accessories may be diluted when you are buying a $2000 camera or lens, but when you are buying a $150 item, the free accessories are a much higher percentage of the value of a product. Case in point, the new condition Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II is on sale for $147 at some authorized Nikon authorized dealers.
At Adorama, you can get it for the same price, with free shipping with FREE accessories: the Corel software bundle (five titles, including AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X9 and VideoStudio 9), a 52mm Pro Optic Filter Kit (three filters and a case), and a lens cap tether.
If you don’t want/need the free accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo for the same price of $147 with free S&H.
Sunday also means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 8/18/17 in this case).
This week includes:
+ USED Nikon D200 Body Only starting at $94.50 after coupon
+ USED Olympus Zuiko 14-45mm F/3.5-5.6 Autofocus Lens For Four Thirds System starting at $36.75 after coupon
+ this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens, not a M43 mirrorless lens
They come with a 180-day KEH warranty and hassle-free returns.
Adorama has received another shipment of refurbished Nikon cameras and lenses, refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90-day warranty. This is the listing of the most recent 22 refurbished options, a mix of cameras new and old. Speaking of old, they have the refurb D2X body only for $850.
A total of 75 refurbished Nikon items are currently available.
Other Sales at Adorama
+ CLEARANCE sale on USED items (9000+ items)
+ Open Box sale (over 9100 options)
+ Overstock Sale (over 7800 items)
If you are looking for middle ground in terms of new vs used for a 35mm full frame Nikon DSLR, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D800 body only for $1770 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Every Sunday, KEH Camera refreshes their Weekly Featured Deals that are eligible for 25% off discount using coupon code KEHDEALS over there. The coupon offers expire on Friday night of the same week.
One of the options there is the used Nikon D300 Body only with used prices starting at $248. Using the coupon KEHDEALS drops the price to $186. Be sure to change the condition and notes on each used options there. Note also that supplies of used items vary over time as more used units arrive, and more used units get sold. Shipping is extra.
As fate would have it, the Nikon D300 was released exactly ten years ago, August 2007 🙂
You can enter the coupon and a zipcode to see the prices without signing-up or logging-in. This is what happens in the shopping cart when you add the camera and the coupon and enter a zipcode to get a shipping estimate:
Items purchased at KEH come with a 180-day non-transferable warranty and hassle-free returns. This is obviously factored in the prices when you are comparing to eBay or other places.
As you can see at the just updated Stock Status Tracker, the Nikon D7500 body only goes for $1250 in new condition at authorized dealers.
But if you are willing to go the open-box route from a reputable dealer, B&H Photo offers the Nikon D7500 body only in Open-Box Condition with the full manufacturer warranty for $1120 with free expedited shipping. B&H is a well-known camera and photo retailer, so it’s as lower risk purchase.
Speaking of Nikon, their bitter rival’s latest camera, the Canon 6D Mark II is out of stock at most of the retailers we track, except for B&H Photo where it remains in-stock for its starting price of $2000.
In addition to the previously mentioned Nikon anniversary t-shirts, another Nikon anniversary product is now shipping. 3rd-party seller “OC Camera” (as in Orange County Camera; formerly Cameraland) is offering the Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera at its regular price of $140 through Amazon. This ships directly from OC Camera and it is not Prime eligible.
To no one’s surprise, this is available in-stock for more than $140 by various eBay sellers.
Back to the eBay Deals we go, where the Beach Camera ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 Two-Lens Kit with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX AF-P and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX AF-P non-VR lenses going for $400 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This is only available in the black color scheme at the moment. Limit five sets per customer. Over 2200 units have been sold from this listing.
PS: if interested in this camera, don’t forget to first opt-in to the 6% eBay Bucks promotion if you are eligible for it.
If you are a fan of Nikon Coolpix superzooms, but not a fan of AA batteries, fear not! We have an option for you too! The black refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) battery is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty. This is another one of their latest Featured Sales.
If of all the Nikon superzooms it is the red Coolpix L830 the one you want, in refurbished condition, it is going for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty (I believe B&H covers the warranty; the listing does not specify it explicitly). This is a 34X optical zoom camera powered by four AA batteries.
KEH Camera has Weekly Featured Deals and you can get 25% off those weekly specials using coupon code KEHDEALS over there. As of the time of writing, the options include the Nikon D7000 body only, and the 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 G ED DX AF-P lens. Prices before the coupon start at $367 and $228 respectively. Prices vary by condition and available stock. Their weekly deals run Sunday though Friday each week. So these offers are good until Friday night.
Sunday is here, and some of the Nikon lenses are on sale as part of the Instant Savings promotions as such:
+ Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED FX AF-S for $1797 (limit 3)
+ Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S for $1700 (limit 3)
+ Nikon 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED DX AF-S for $947 (limit 3)
+ Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED FX AF-S for $697 (limit 3)
Not quite the Hubble telescope but a 83x optical zoom lens is no small feat 🙂 The Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom is currently available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $470 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama, among their latest refurbished Nikon sales.
On the other hand, if you prefer new condition, this zoom-zoom currently goes for $579 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer.
Ooooops, this got buried in yesterday’s Nikon D850 pre-announcement and I forgot to post it separately, but forgot no more! If you need a Nikon 35mm full frame DSLR now in the D8XX series, you don’t want to wait to see what the D850 will bring, and you don’t want to pay the big bucks for it, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D810 body only for $1997 with free expedited shipping. The new condition D810 goes for $2800 at authorized dealers.
Another alternative if you want an FX DSLR now but don’t want to wait or pay new-condition older-generation price, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special for $1795 with free shipping at Adorama.
Manufacturer refurbished Nikon camera gear at Adorama come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
All these of course are luxuries, because the Nikon D40 is the only DSLR you’ll ever need 🙂
If you are looking for a Nikon APS-C camera body in the D5XXX series and don’t want/need the kit lenses that typically come bundled with it, and if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished DSLRs that come with a 90-day warranty from Nikon USA, then you can get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5300 body only for $380 at Adorama or if you have eBay gift cards or eBay Bucks to spend, you can get it from Adorama on eBay (limit two per buyer).
Speaking of manufacturer refurbished Nikon DSLR gear, Adorama has 30+ of them on sale, a mix of DSLRs, lenses and Coolpixies.
Speaking of Nikon, Adorama has bundled with additional free accessories on select new condition Nikon Lenses (nine options, mix of primes and zooms).
As part of the 100 Year Nikon Anniversary festivities, Nikon officially announced that a new 35mm full frame DSLR is coming. It will be the D850, and it will replace the D810. More details on the D850 will be announced at a later date per Nikon.
UPDATE: a placeholder page has been created for the camera at B&H Photo. More details as they get revealed by Nikon…
Nikon released a “hype video” for the D850, YouTube-embedded below:
DECISION MAKING PROCESS CHANGING after D850
So this changes the decision making progress for anyone interested in getting a 35mm full frame Nikon DSLR. As you can see in the Full Frame Cameras Price Chart, Nikon full frame DSLRs range from $1500 to $8000. The D810 that will be replaced by the D850 goes for $2800, while the Df is at $2750. The D810A (astro) goes for $3800.
So, strategically this means, if you are willing to pony up money for a brand new Df or D810, you night as well wait and see what the D850 will offer and how much will it cost.
On the other hand, if you need a 35mm full frame DSLR at the Df/D810 level right now and don’t want to wait for an anniversary pig in an anniversary poke, going the manufacturer refurbished route for the Df and the D810 seems like a reasonable financial and cameraholic decision versus buying them in new condition at full price.
That’s because the manufacturer refurbished prices are decidedly lower than the new condition:
+ manufacturer refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special for $1795 at Adorama
+ manufacturer refurbished Nikon D810 body only for $1997 at Adorama
This 1-day coupon expired. If you missed it, fear not! They will likely have more coupons in the future…
If you are interested in buying used Nikon cameras or lenses or accessories, Tuesday is a good day to do so, because coupon code NIK07A gets you 5% off Nikon cameras, 10% off Nikon lenses, and 15% off accessories at the KEH website. If you are not certain whether an item qualifies, simply add item to cart and enter the coupon and see what happens. The shopping cart is the ultimate decider on the final price 🙂
The Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR goes for $400 at authorized dealers which are allowed to include free accessories with it, such as Adorama.
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market white-box lenses without a warranty, then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Photo Video 4 Less” (100%, New York) is offering it in new condition white-box no-warranty condition for half the price, $200 with free shipping.
Needless to say this is a higher risk purchase, so if you don’t feel comfortable without any warranty, do not buy!
If you want to get the Nikon Df with the Special Edition lens but don’t want to pay the full new condition price, fear not! Adorama comes to the rescue, they are offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special Edition for $1795 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
This kit in new condition goes for $3000, so that’s certainly a big price difference to tilt the scales towards the manufacturer refurbished. This is the black Nikon Df. The silver Nikon Df is not available in this option.
But that’s not all. Adorama has launched a number of other promotions as follows:
+ DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter w/ 4K HD Camera + 2 Extra Batteries + Charging Hub for $999
+ expires 7/24/17
+ 3 Legged Thing Albert Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod System with AirHed 360 Ball Head for $340
+ expires 7/30/17
+ Asus Zenbook Pro 15.6″ Ultra HD 4K Touchscreen Notebook for $1375
+ Intel i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GTX 960M 2G, 512GB SSD, Windows 10
+ expires 7/31/17
+ Asus Chromebook 13.3″ Full HD (4GB, 64GB) for $269
+ Dell Alienware 15 R2 15.6″ 4K Ultra Touchscreen Quad Core Gaming Notebook for $1069
+ Intel i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3GB GDDR5, Windows 10
+ expires 7/30/17
As you may recall from our recent 35mm Full Frame Cameras Price Chart, the Nikon D750 body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to bundle it with free items, eg free 1-Year Photographers Cloud at B&H Photo.
But if you want to pay less, and you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get it in refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty for $1399 at B&H Photo.
On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, then to the eBay Deals we boldly go (where a CBS All Access subscription is not necessary) where eBay seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1290 with free shipping. Limit three per buyer. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller “6ave”, not Nikon USA.
As you can see, there are options, and that’s before you factor in the used market. It is good to have options ~ just ask anyone without options 🙂
Prime time for APS-C Nikon shooters. The new condition 35mm f1.8G DX is bundled with a 52mm ProOptic filter kit, and a lens-cap tether, and a cleaning and $6.68 promotional rewards at Adorama… The same price is available but with only a Nikon cleaning kit and promotional rewards as freebies at B&H Photo…
They are now LIVE! A new round of Nikon Lenses Instant Rebates are live at B&H as follows:
+ F2.8 ZOOMS: 14-24/G for $1700, 24-70/2.8G for $1700, 70-200/2.8E VR for $2600
+ ZOOMS: 12-24mm f4G for $950
+ PRIMES: 10.5/2.8G fish for $600, 24/1.8G for $700, 28/1.8G for $600, 35/1.8G DX for $167, 50/1.4G for $400, etc
+ they also get 4% promotional rewards
This is a “deep cut”. If of all the Nikon DSLRs out there, you happen to want or need the Nikon D3X in refurbished condition, you can get the D3X body only refurbished with a 90-day warranty for $2895 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
PS: this may seem like a random thing to post, but there’s a method to the madness, it surfaced while I was checking/price-checking cameras for the Camera Price Charts.
This is only a heads up! Starting at some point on Sunday, a new round of Nikon Lenses Instant Rebates will go live. This is a heads-up so you can plan ahead and/or check reviews and such.
Among the lenses that are expected to be discounted are:
+ F2.8 ZOOMS: 14-24/G for $1700, 24-70/2.8G for $1700, 70-200/2.8E VR for $2600
+ PRIMES: 10.5/2.8G fish for $600, 24/1.8G for $700, 28/1.8G for $600, 35/1.8G DX for $167, 50/1.4G for $400, etc
+ this is only a Heads-Up, the sales prices go live on Sunday!
Just like Black Friday starts a couple of weeks before the actual Black Friday, Prime Day seems to be extending backwards in time as well. Amazon is running daily giveaways in the run-up to Prime Day, and on Sunday 7/9/17 (one week before Game Of Thrones Season 7 begins), the giveaway will be the Nikon D3400 in black or red. This is shown in the Giveaway schedule in the Amazon app when you click on the giveaway notification.
Entering the Giveaway is Simple
You can enter any or all the available giveaways. Entering is simple, you watch a very short Amazon video (promoting various Prime features), then click on a yellow “Continue” button, and then you are presented with a bouncing box. You click on the box, and their computer will inform you whether you won or not. The screenshot below is for a current giveaway item for a CD from an indie British band…
The new condition Nikon D610 body only currently goes for $1500 at authorized dealers, but if you want to buy it refurbished from a well-known and reliable dealer, B&H Photo is currently offering it in refurbished condition for $1100 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty. The listing does not specify whether it’s a B&H or Nikon warranty.
The Nikon D7500 body only has been steadily in-stock, but not the D7500 with 18-140mm. However, as of this recheck, the D7500 with 18-140mm kit is in-stock at its current price of $1550 at B&H Photo and by various 3rd parties at Amazon.
For all the Nikon D7500 body only options, check the Stock Status Tracker.
There are plenty of Nikon APS-C dSLRs floating in the camera in new, refurbished and used conditions, so you have plenty of choices for a “take pictures with” kit. One of these choices is buzzing around in the eBay Deals, offered by Beach Camera. It is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 Two Lens DX Kit with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED non-VR lenses. Both are DX lenses. They all come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty and they are all manufacturer refurbished. Limit five per customer.
NOTE: if you are eligible, don’t forget to activate and use the 8% eBay Bucks promotion before buying. The 8% promotion expires Friday at 3am ET.
Two lens kits are so last year! Nikon is boldly going with a new three lens kit! They have a new Nikon D3400 Parents Triple Lens DX kit, with these three DX lenses: 18-55 f3.5-5.6G VR, 70-300 f4.5-5.6G ED, 35mm f1.8G, along with a camera bag. This bundle is available for pre-order for $800 at B&H Photo.
Adorama has launched another refurbished gear sale featuring around 30 refurbished cameras and lenses, many of which are from Nikon.
As you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker, the official Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm kit goes for $1550 at authorized dealers. You can get it at this price, but with a boatload of free accessories by Buydig on eBay. The freebies are:
+ generic Bounce Zoom Slave Flash (two AA)
+ 58mm Wide Angle & Telephoto Converter Lens with extras
+ camera gadget bag
+ 64GB SD card
+ Corel PaintShop Pro X8
+ 12-inch Rubberized Spider Tripod, Large (Red)
+ Bower 67mm/58mm Step Down Ring – AD6758
+ 67mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit (set of 3 + carrying case)
+ other assorted trinkets (cleaning kits, etc)
The same set of freebies for the same price of $1550 is offered by Beach Camera through Amazon. Buydig and Beach Camera are/have the same parent company. Beach Camera through Amazon ships directly, but if you are a Prime member, you get free Prime-like delivery speed (around two days give or take). This is a lesser known Prime Benefit and the only way to figure it out is to look at the listing in detail.
On the other hand, if you want to buy it from Amazon itself, their in-stock estimate is June 23 (2017), but you don’t get any of the above freebies.
Nikon mayhaps recognized that they priced the 100 Year Anniversary Lenses ($4000+) and Anniversary DSLRs ($2800+) out of reach for many of their fans, so they are also releasing two less un-affordable anniversary products as well, these too with a late July 2017 release estimate:
+ Anniversary Camera Strap in brown or black for $100 each at B&H Photo
+ Anniversary Premium Leather Bag (Antique Cognac) for $400 at B&H Photo
In addition to the 100 Year Anniversary DSLRs, Nikon is also releasing select Lenses as 100 Year Anniversary editions, these too with a late July 2017 release estimate.
+ Triple F2.8 PRO ZOOM set for $8000 at B&H Photo
+ it consists of the 14-24 f2.8G ED, 24-70 f2.8E ED VR, and 70-200 f2.8E FL ED VR
+ they have a Metallic Gray finish to distinguish them
+ Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR for $4000 at B&H Photo
+ the standard edition goes for $2800
Nikon is celebrating its 100 years of existence and to celebrate this milestone they are releasing two “100 Year Anniversary Editions” of two of their current DSLRs with a late July 2017 release estimate. They are priced for collectors and super-fans. They are currently available for pre-ordering as follows:
+ Nikon D5 Body Only for $8000 at B&H Photo
+ the standard version goes for $6500
A new update of the Stock Status Tracker has the Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm out of stock but getting closer at the discounted price of $1550 (Nikon’s original price was rather crazy at $1750).
The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens is bundled with some free extras for $177 with free shipping at Adorama. There are even two different freebie bundles, but one is a subset of the other, so this bigger bundle is a better offer: you get a 58mm Pro-Optic Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a lens-cap tether, a cleaning kit, and a Corel software kit (including Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, and VideoStudio 9).
If you don’t want/need the extra accessories, you can get it for the same price with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or 5% back as a statement credit for Prime members paying with Store Card or Chase VISA at Amazon itself
… where the Buydig eBay store (99%, New Jersey) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $650 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit five units per customer.
Strategically, this is not an unreasonable strategy. Once a model is no longer “the latest model”, going for a manufacturer refurbished ~ as long as it has a solid discount over the new-condition ~ is a good way to make the most of your $$$. As long as you are comfortable with refurbished and such.
The time has come! The new Nikon D7500 APS-C DSLR Body Only is now in-stock for $1250 with free shipping at a number of authorized dealers including:
+ for the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker
The update of the Stock Status Tracker also reveals that the Nikon D75000 with 18-140mm kit price has dropped by $200, now going for a more reasonable $1550 instead of $1750.
Unlike the In-Stock Body Only which is now in-stock and ready to ship, the D7500 with 18-140 is estimated to be in-stock later in the month. The price has dropped to $1550 at B&H Photo (June 27) and Adorama but not yet at Amazon
Nikon ushered in a new trio of SLR lenses, two FX and one DX lenses, which are currently available for pre-order at B&G Photo as follows. With AF-P being a thing, now I have to get in the habit of adding AF-S to non AF-P lenses 🙂
You can find them added to the New Lenses of 2017 section of the new gear tracker.
Another new elementproof/waterproof digital camera emerged, as these cannot be easily replicated by smartphones. It is the new Nikon Coolpix W300 P&S digital camera, available in three different colors, with a pre-order price of $390 at Amazon and B&H Photo.
This poor camera hasn’t even come out yet, and it’s getting trolled in yet another daily bloviation at The Verge 🙂
This daily deal expired…
It’s bundle up time! The Nikon D5600 body only goes for $700 but if you want to a “get started with” kit or want to stock up on lenses, $200 more get you two Nikon lenses, the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR and 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G DX non-VR. But that’s not all, Adorama is bundling these freebies with the kit: Lowepro Aventura 170 shoulder case, 16GB Lexar SDHC card, Bower FUC58 58mm UV Filter, cleaning kit, and the Corel software bundle that includes five software packaging, including AfterSHOT PRO 2, VideoStudio 9 and Paintshop PRO 9.
For more action, check the Adorama Memorial Day Sale…
This coupon promotion expired…
The Nikon D3400 two lens kit with the 18-55 and 70-300mm lens is going for $500 at various authorized dealers as part of Nikon’s Mother’s Day promotions. But if you like extra accessories, Adorama is bundling them with the following freebies, still for $497 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the red color scheme.
+ Corel Digital Creative Software Kit – Suite 2 Elite Edition
+ 16GB Lexar SD card
+ Pro Optic 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
+ Nikon DSLR Value Pack with Better Pictures in 5 Minutes DVD
+ Slinger Digital Memory Wallet – Holds 12 Cards
+ Pro Optic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
As of a late 5/14/17 re-check, this sold out from B&H Photo and the price almost doubled at Target…