The new Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art lens in the Canon EF SLR mount is now in-stock and f2-zoom on your DSLR for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
An old school SLR photography bundle with a camera, a 50mm prime and a flash! Adorama is offering this Pentax K-3 bundle that consists of the K-3 body only kit, the 50mm f1.8 DA lens, and the AF-200FG flash for $750 with free shipping. Add bundle to cart. No rebates/coupons. Offer ends by 8/15/15 or earlier if sold out. Annotated screenshot below:
The current iteration of the Canon Lens and Flash promotions (some instant savings, some mail-in rebates) expire on 8/1/15. You can see all available options nicely organized at B&H Photo. Some may be eligible for promotional rewards or other specials – check on the individual lens page for those details. A total of 25 lenses and 5 flashes are participating.
The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD UMC Fisheye CS II with Removable Hood for the Sony E-mount is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. Offer ends 8/10/15 or earlier if sold out.
Also at Adorama, good for a limited time only (ends 7/31/15), you can get the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Manual Focus Lens with Removable Hood for Nikon SLRs for $215 with free shipping.
Back to the land of the eBays where we find the new condition Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR lens offered for $190 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “BestStopDeals” (98.1%). The listing says one year worldwide warranty. Assume it is a gray market (imported) lens since it doesn’t explicitly mention Nikon USA warranty.
If you are comfortable with imported (grey market) flagships, GetItDigital on eBay (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 1D X body only for $4000 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Over 260 units got sold from this sale so far. The subtitle of the listing there says ends by 8/3/15.
The current iteration of the Zeiss instant savings expires on 7/31/15. A total of 30 items are participating in this sale, some SLR and some mirrornyet lenses. See all options in two pages of results at Adorama.
eBay is running a promotional Canon Cameras and Lenses features sales event featuring a total of 243 items with free shipping. You can use the left hand of the page over there to filter them by DSLR or Compacts or DSLR Bundles or Accessories or Lenses. Unfortunately I cannot price-check 240+ items on a dime, so this is a DIY adventure. As usual, check the condition of the item, the seller’s reputation and whether it’s an authorized or grey market (imported item).
Adorama has a bundle offer that effectively gets you the Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Graphics tablet for FREE if you buy it together as a bundle with the following Canon DSLR kits. You just add to cart and checkout, no coupons, no rebates. The bundles are ready to go. These are limited time offers but I don’t know when they expire. The 7D II kits get the Wacom CTH480, while the 5D3 kits get the Wacom PTH451. Eligible DSLRs kits are:
- Canon 7D II body only with Wacom for $1500
- Canon 7D II w/18-135 with Wacom for $1850
- Canon 5D Mark III body only with Wacom for $2500
- Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 with Wacom for $3100
- Canon 5D Mark III w/24-70 with Wacom for $3250
UPDATE: Speaking of Adorama, the spotlight eBay deal of the day as of Wednesday PM is a 15.6″ Lenovo ThinkPad E550 FHD laptop for $630, with a limit of five per buyer and over 350 sold in the last 24 hours per the page over there. Specs include i7-5500U 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM (max 16GB), 500GB/7200rpm HDD, Radeon R7 M260, Win7 Pro (upgradable to Win8), DVD burner, 4-in-1 card reader, etc.
This daily deal expired…
Ooops, I forgot to check today’s Woot Deal of the Day (side effects of inconsistent sleep patterns), but good until Wednesday at 1am ET, you can get the new condition Nikon D3200 with 18-55 DX VR for $350 plus $5 flat shipping with a limit of three per customer.
The Nikon D800E is currently available in certified refurbished condition for $2150 with free shipping by Beach Camera through Amazon. As of the time of writing, per the quantity slider on the right hand side of the page, there are nine left.
Back to the eBay Deals, if you are comfortable with imported (grey market) cameras, GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering the new condition Nikon D7200 body only for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller, not Nikon USA. Per the listing, this sale ends “7/28/15 AM”.
Adorama is offering the Nikon D800 body only for $1700 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.
The second of a refurbished Nikon DSLR trilogy at Adorama is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D610 body only offered for $1100 with free shipping. Full frame close to the $1000 frame It comes with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.
If you don’t want to pay full price and don’t want to risk imported or used, one option is manufacturer refurbished and as such, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished black Nikon D5300 w/18-55 DX VR for $490 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty and 2% promotional rewards (around $10).
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB with 82mm VU filter, 3yr Spills/Drops, Lowepro Lens Exchange for $1224 after $100 MIR (C/N/A)
The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD currently goes for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate at authorized dealers, but if you also want a drops and spills warranty and a lens case and a filter, Adorama has them bundled up for $1224 after the $100 MIR in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts. So the extra $25 gets you a three year NewLeaf spills and drops warranty, the Lowepro Lens Exchange Case 100AW case ($35 on its own) and a VU Sion UV 82mm Filter (VSUV82, $100+ on its own).
Canon is jumping on the video hype train by creating special Video Creator Kits centered around some of their dSLRS, launching with the D-Rebel T5i, T6i and 70D, perhaps targeting the family archivists and YouTube channelers. In addition to the DSLR (obviously), the bundles include the RODE VideoMic GO and a 32GB Sandisk memory card. The T5i bundle goes for $900, the T6i for $1000, and the 70D for $1650. The D-Rebels come with the 18-55 lens while the 70D comes with the 18-135. They are available for pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazonia.
Since we posted this a couple of months ago, the price dropped from $1200 to $1150! It is at the eBay Deals, where we find another import (grey market) trade-off. eBay seller “GetItDigital” (99.6%) offering the new condition imported grey market Canon 7D II body only for $1150 with free shipping and a one year warranty from GetItDigital, not from Canon USA. Limit five per customer with over 780 units sold from this eBay listing.
In comparison, at authorized Canon dealers, this goes for $1500 such as Adorama and B&H Photo which offer a few free accessories each along with 2% promotional rewards (= $30~). Amazon itself is stingy on the bundles but it offers 0% 12-month financing with their Store credit card and potentially 5% rewards for Prime members who apply and get approved for the Prime version of their Store card (5% = $75 in statement credit). As usual with credit offers, read terms and conditions carefully, ask them questions if something is not clear, and do some financial planning to make sure such offers will have a net benefit to you in the long run.
If you want to take the jump into 645 digital, B&H Photo has further discounted the Pentax 645D body only, now going for $4000 with free expedited shipping. This has a 40mp CCD sensor and supports both PEF and DNG.
Back to the eBay Deals we go where we find the new condition imported-by-seller grey-market Canon 6D body only offered for $1194~ with free shipping and a one year warranty from the seller “GetItDigital” (99.6%), not Canon USA. Limit three per customer.
If you don’t feel comfortable with imported (grey market) cameras, but you are comfortable with open-box Canon USA blessed cameras, you can get the Canon 6D body only for $1270 with free expedited shipping by Adorama. The listing says it includes all accessories and comes with a one year Canon USA warranty.
Back to the fleaBay Deals, if you are comfortable with white box lenses, the GetItDigital eBay store (99.6%) is offering the new condition white box Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $600 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer. Over 1340 units got sold from this listing so far. This lens was part of the 5D3 w/24-105 kits, and was taken out of the camera box and is sold as a “white box” with all standard accessories included. There is no explicit mention of warranty on this eBay listing. To be on the safe side, assuming this is an imported (grey market) lens.
At authorized Canon USA dealers, this lens goes for $1000 such as Adorama which offers five different free accessory bundles (options include Red Giant, Spills/Drop warranty, filters, promotional rewards, etc) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.