Mon: Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye (C/N/A/P) for $180

The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Monday 8/31/15 is the new condition Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Ultra Fisheye lens in the Canon, Nikon, Pentax or Sony Alpha SLR mounts offered for $180 with free shipping. Click on the tab-names of the mounts over there to select the mount of interest. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Monday or earlier if sold out… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals page

Pentax K-50 body only for $295 with freebies

If you need a Pentax DSLR body but have no use for the standard 18-55 kit lens, you can get the K50 body only in various colors for $295 to $300 with free shipping, with some of the colors even coming with some freebies. Here’s the current situation:

+ black $295 at B&H Photo (4% rewards, 16GB Sandisk Extreme) and Adorama (4% rewards) and Amazon

+ red $295 at Amazon (one year free cloud photo storage) and Walmart.com

+ white $300 at B&H Photo (4% rewards, 16GB Sandisk Extreme) and Adorama (4% rewards) and Amazon (one year free cloud photo storage)

Imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250

The new condition price of the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR at authorized Nikon USA dealers of $500 is out of touch with reality – partly because this lens is bundled with select DSLR kits, and the prices want to nudge buyers towards the kits. Regardless, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear without a Nikon USA warranty…

… among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition grey-market imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer from eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%).

Imported Canon 5DS for $2700 or 5DS R for $3350

After our little “coffee lens break”, we are back at the eBay Deals with one more imported grey-market promotion, also from eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.7%). They are offering both of the new new-condition imported grey-market Canon 5D S body only cameras on the same listing. The 5DS goes for $2700, while the 5DS R goes for $3350. You have to select under “Model”, below the listing title. Limit five per buyer. They do not come with a Canon USA warranty, but the eBay seller “Get It Digital” provides their own one year warranty to parallel the benefits.

The 5DS body only, at authorized Canon USA dealers, currently goes for $3700 with various freebies depending on each retailer, such Amazon (free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Adorama (2% rewards = $74~) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $74~).

The 5DS R body only, at authorized Canon USA dealers, currently goes for $3900 with various freebies depending on each retailer, such Amazon (free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Adorama (2% rewards = $78~) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $78~).

The products from the authorized dealers are eligible for the various Canon USA mail-in rebate promotions, while the imported items are not.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $184

Back to the eBay Deals with another grey-market imported prime. This time it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G SLR lens offered for $184 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%). Limit five per customer.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $220 with free lens accessories at places such as Beach Camera upon Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The last two also offer 2% promotional rewards (= $4.xx)

Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 (Canon EF) for $53 w/free s&h

Back in our time, when prime lenses were $50, we had to climb the hill backwards four times a day, in five feet of snow, with bone chilling howling winds, while the sun scorched at 130 degrees above.

Time to put back on those climbing-the-hill backwards boots, because you can now get a new condition 50mm prime for around $50. It is the new condition Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 lens (for Canon EF) offered for $53 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It comes with a one year warranty even!

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $90

To the eBay Deals we go with a rare occurrence, a prime lens under $100. It is new condition, but it is imported (grey market). However, a basic 50mm f1.8 prime lens is a much lower risk than $5000 tilt-shift walking-on-eggshells lens, so it’s up to you to enter your risk matrix and reach a decision.

Mumbling aside, this is a new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $90 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Over 2400 units have been sold so far from this listing.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $125, such as Amazon and B&H Photo where the imported goes for $110.

Now shipping from B&H Photo: Canon 5DS R, GX8 both colors, and more

If you are a B&H Photo fan or have gift cards or promotional rewards and are looking for new product releases, as of the time of writing, the following new products are in-stock and ready to ship to your arms with free expedited shipping:

Imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2100

And now some imported grey-market action at the eBay Deals… According to the listing subtitle there, this offer expires by 8/31/15… it is the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only offered for $2100 with free shipping by eBay seller “Get It Digital” with a limit of five per customer…

This comes with a 1yr warranty from the seller, not Nikon USA… The eBay listing says:

“Direct Import Item 1yr US Warranty via Seller
Warranty Provider: Trained Professionals at Authorized Repair Center”

In comparison, at authorized Nikon dealers, the D810 body only goes for $3000 with various free accessories included at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon.

Refurbished Nikon D7000 with 18-55 non-VR for $450

We haven’t forgotten about the eBay Deals! Back there we go, where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7000 with 18-55mm non-VR for $450 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer… There are many Nikon DSLR options out there in this price range, so you have many choices to consider considering…

Nikon SLR Lens Instant Savings expire 8/29/15 (8 options)

The current iteration of the Nikon SLR Lens instant Savings are set to expire on 8/29/15. Eight lenses are participating. These are straight up discounts on the lenses, you don’t need to buy a camera body or sing or dance to get them. You can find the nicely organized at B&H Photo

Refurbished Canon D-Rebel T5 with 18-55 IS for $250

Juxtaposition alert, deal edition! I’m not even sure what the previous sentence means, but on we go: in parallel with the new condition T5 MIR bundle, the official Canon USA online store is offering the refubished Canon D-Rebel T5 with 18-55 IS II for $250 with free shipping. Offer ends by 8/29/15. Refurbished items sold from the official Canon USA store come with a one year warranty.

Canon D-Rebel T5 with 18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 & 50pk 13×19 paper for $450 after $350 MIR

This is a bit of an unusual combination, but if the stars align and you could all these (eg the DSLR kit for a beginner and the printer for you), Focus Camera is offering a Canon D-Rebel T5 two-lens kit with printer bundle. The price is $450 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). For that, you get the Canon D-Rebel T5 with the 18-55 and 75-300 lenses, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, and a 50pk of 13×19 inch Canon semi-gloss photo paper.

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. A number of red-ink items are out of stock, but about half of them remain:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

Imported (grey market) Nikon D4S body only for $4000

More eBay action, this time of the imported grey-market variety, without a Nikon USA warranty but with a seller one year warranty. eBay seller Get It Digital (99.7%) is offering the new condition grey-market imported Nikon D4S body only for $4000 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It does not come with a Nikon USA warranty instead the seller provides a one year warranty (parallel in features to the manufacturer warranty), with the “Item Specifics” on the eBay listing saying: “Trained Professionals at Authorized Repair Center”.

If you are not comfortable with imported grey-market items, you can get it manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $5000 at Adorama.

The new condition price, at authorized Nikon dealers is $6000 with some offering free accessories, such as B&H Photo (32GB Extreme, extra battery, shutter release, shoulder bag) and Adorama (2% rewards and extra accessories or free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Amazon (64GB Lexar, camera bag). One benefit of buying new-condition from an authorized dealer is that you can take advantage of the Combined Purchase DSLR-Lenses promotions.

Canon 5D Mark III body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf & Kelby & 2% rewards & 64GB Lexar & extra battery & Lowepro for $2150 after $350 MIR [w/24-105 $2750 after MIR]

And now, Canon gear fans, we have a trio of DSLR-printer-paper-rebate bundles at Adorama. We start with one of Canon’s most influential DSLR lines in the digital era, the 5D, more specifically in this case, the 5D Mark III. The offer is available for Canon 5D Mark III body only for $2150 after $350 MIR (prepaid American Express Gift Card), and also for the Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS for $2750 after $350 MIR (mail-in rebate). This is the most generous in terms of extras and bonuses of the three.

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 5D Mark III kit (either body only or with 24-105)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 2% Promotional Adorama rewards ($150 for body only, $186 for w/24-105)
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • 64GB Lexar Professional 600x SDXC card
  • extra 3rd-party battery (Green Extreme)
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • One Year of Kelby Training membership (details)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Canon 7D II body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf for $1250 after $350 MIR [w/18-135 for $1650 after MIR]

In the Empire Strikes Back of the Canon rebate trilogy at Adorama, we have the Canon 7D Mark II kits. Two of them are participating in this promotion. The 7D Mark II body only is $1250 after $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card), while the 7D Mark II with 18-135 IS STM goes for $1650 after $350 MIR.

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 7D II kit (either body only or with 18-135)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • 32GB Lexar SD card
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Canon 6D body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf for $1150 after $350 MIR [w/24-105 $1650 after MIR]

The Canon DSLR bundles trilogy at Adorama concludes with the Canon 6D kits. The offer is available for either the Canon 6D body only for $1150 after $350 MIR (prepaid American Express gift card) or the Canon 6D with 24-105L f4 IS for $1650 after $350 MIR (mail-in rebate).

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 6D kit (either body only or with 24-105)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Optionally you can get one year of Kelby Training for FREE with this purchase. Also optionally you add the 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS lens to this bundle for +$400. To see these optional offers, click on the Special Offers or Ways to Save links over there.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 body for $630

If you only need the refurbished Nikon D7100 body (and not interested in the $700 refurbished two lens kit {corrected price in the link; the linked-to blog-post had the correct price of $700}), Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 body only for $630 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty and 2% promotional rewards (= $13~).

Refurbished Nikon D3200 w/18-55 & 55-200 & Elements & extras for $390

This is a bit of a pig in a poke offer since not all necessary information are posted on their product page, but the Staples website is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200) and Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements software and camera case and 16GB SD card for $390 with free shipping to store (or free shipping for rewards members). This is an online only offer and ships in about two weeks.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 with 18-55 & 55-300 for $700

Back to the Flea Bottom Deals we go where the eBay store of Roberts Imaging (authorized dealer) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 with 18-55 and 55-300 lenses (Both VR) for $700 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty. Limit one per customer. Over 2000 units sold so far from this listing.

Imported Nikon D750 body for $1400

If you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras without the “blessings” of the USA instantiation of the manufacturer, among the latest Flea Bottom Deals, the eBay store of Red Tag Camera (99.9%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market without Nikon-USA warranty Nikon D750 body only for $1400 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

The new condition price at authorized Nikon dealers at the moment is $2000 with a variety of free accessories at well-known retailers such as B&H Photo (free 12-month Creative Cloud Photography Plan (download card)) or free accessories) and Adorama and Amazonia. At B&H and Ado, you also earn 2% promotional rewards (= $40~)

PS: one of the potential benefits of buying from an authorized Nikon dealer is that you are eligible to participate in the combined purchase discounts – that’s if you also want to buy one or more lenses at the same time as the DSLR.

Save $1200 when Buy Pentax 645Z _and_ One Lens From Choice of 15 [two options are FREE after combo discount]

If you are interested in getting the Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera, Adorama has an “optical encouragement” for you. If you purchase the Pentax 645Z body only kit TOGETHER with ONE LENS from a list of 15 eligible 645 lenses, you will save $1200 on the total purchase amount. No coupon, no rebate, just add one of the lenses to the bundle and add the bundle to the shopping. You can only add ONE lens to this promotion – you cannot turn it into a money-maker fatwallet-style :)

There are two lenses in the lot that go for $1200 (or less), essentially making the lenses FREE (55/2.8, 200/4). The discount cannot be bigger than the price of the lens, so the $1100 lens is only a $1100 discount. The next lowest price lens of the lot is the 45mm f2.8 (645) which goes for $1300, so with the combined purchase discount, you are essentially getting it for $100.

This is a screenshot crop of the right side of the Adorama shopping cart after you add the 645Z and the 55/2.8 lens. You still have to press the green Add Bundle to Cart to proceed with the order…

pentax_645z_combined_purchase_discount

Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 DA HD ED WR for $320

The Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 DA HD ED WR lens is currently on sale for $320 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Flashes, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. Some could argue this may be more than what they do for new condition items :) Participating are:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)

+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)

+ refurbished Speedlite Flashes (four options in-stock, one sold out)

+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

+ time-permitting I will go through them later on, but I don’t want you to miss out any potential deals that sell out until I find time to go through them all (already a few of the red-ink items are sold out).