With the upcoming Nikon D3400 being the new entry-point in the Nikon APS-C line-up, the previous generation model is on planet discount, and at the moment, among the latest eBay Trending Deals, the BuyDig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR II for $329 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty in either the black or red color schemes. Limit three per customer. Over 520 units have been sold from this listing so far.
In addition to the two new lenses, Canon has launched a brand new Canon 5D DSLR, the fourth generation model, aka 5D Mark IV, available in three kits:
+ body only for $3500
+ with 24-105 f4L IS II for $4600
+ with 24-70 f4L IS for $4400
UPDATE: speaking of the 5D Mark IV, B&H Photo is planning a Live Discussion Panel starting at 2pm Eastern on Thursday 8/25/16.
But wait, there’s more. There’s some more action the Canon 7D Mark II front, two new kits are being released that bundle it with the Canon Wi-Fi Adapter Kit, going for $1850 for the 7D II body only and $2450 for the “with 18-135mm IS STM lens” kit. They are available for pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Speaking of the Canon W-E1 Wifi Adapter, it is available for pre-order on its own for $50 at Adorama.
The new DSLR and lenses have been added to the Interesting New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page. This is a Photokina year [see Trade Show Calendar], so we’ll have more new gear before the holidays.
The 5D Mark IV will be one of the cameras included when I reboot the Stock Status Tracking page with unreleased cameras in the next few days. Let me know what other cameras you’d like to see tracked in the comments or using the online contact form.
Alongside the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon has unleashed two new four-figure Canon EF (D)SLR lenses and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:
To the land of eBay Trendiness we return where the official Best Buy store is offering the new condition Canon SL1 with 18-55 and 75-300 lenses for $500 with free shipping with a limit of three sets per customer. It is the white Canon SL1 with 18-55 STM lens, along with the 75-300mm III non-IS lens and a camera bag. This is a limited time offer of the daily deal variety.
In addition to the new Nikons available for pre-order there is a new promotion on their Macro Portrait 2-Lens kit, it is bundled with various 52mm filters and a cleaning kit for the same price of $497 at Adorama. If you don’t need the extra accessories, you can also get it for the same price with $20 promotional rewards instead of the free filters (promotional rewards to be used in future purchases at Adorama).
Both kits are in-stock and ready to ship with free shipping. The lenses are the same as before, the 35mm f1.8G AF-S DX non-VR and 85mm f3.5G AF-S ED VR DX Micro (= Macro in Nikon-speak).
While the new Nikon D3400 kit options were straightforward, things are a bit more complicated in the new AF-P Nikon lenses. Two different lenses are available in two different options each, with and without VR. An interesting decision here, perhaps with an eye towards bundling them in different ways and discounting them? Regardless..
… the four new AF-P lenses are now available for pre-order as follows:
These have been added to the new Interesting New Lenses of 2016 tracking page. We no longer track most non-RAW P&S fixed lens digital cameras over there.
With IFA and Photokina 2016 just around the corner [see Trade Show Calendar], many and more new tech items will see the light of day in the next few weeks.
Which brings us to Nikon, revealing their new entry-point in their APS-C DSLR line-up, it is the new Nikon D3400 DSLR that comes with two official kits. One is bundled with the new AF-P (yes, P as in Pea) 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens for $650, and another bundled with the new 18-55 and the new AF-P 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR for $1000.
This too have been added to the interesting New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.
Zoom time is over, this daily deal expired…
It’s both Shiguma time and F2.8 zoom time! The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens for $599 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Sigma SA is not on sale. You also get 4% promotional rewards (around $24 to be used in future purchases).
Adorama has just launched a Lens Sale featuring brands big and small, a variety of manufacturers, featuring 30+ lenses and mount adapters, along with other related camera accessories. Due to time constraints I can’t go through them right now and post individual deals, that will have to wait for tomorrow. But you don’t have to wait for me, you can check the sale on your own if you wish 🙂
This daily deal expired…
Back to the eBay Deals action we go, where eBay seller DealsAllYear (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lenses for $99 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer. Given the low price, and simplicity of 50mm prime lens designs, this is a fairly lower risk purchase if you are going to go for an imported/grey-market item. Over 600 units got sold so far.
In comparison, this lens goes for $125 with free shipping at authorized dealers, eg Adorama (with $5 promotional rewards).
Nikon’s entry-point telephoto is going for $120 refurbished, so of course Canon’s too would be on sale. Probably a coincidence but the narrative is fun 🙂 Regardless…
… B&H Photo is offering the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens for $120 with free expedited shipping. It comes with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.
Back to the eBay Deals where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II lens for $119 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. Over 500 lenses got sold from this listing so far. It comes with the usual 90-day Nikon USA refurbished items warranty.
Macro time for APS-C Canon shooters, the Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 is bundled with the Corel software (including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X7), $8~ in promotional rewards, a lens wrap, a 52mm Filter Kit (UV, CPL, ND2), a capleash and a cleaning kit for the authorized dealer price of $399 at Adorama.
It’s time to party like you are spending $999 but also getting $99 to spend in a future party. It is the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon mounts at B&H Photo. These also get you 10% rewards (= $99) to use in future B&H purchases. This is a limited time offer, the expiration date is unknown to me.
This sale is for the Canon version only, B&H Photo is offering the Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD lens for $479 with free expedited shipping. This is a limited time offer, expiration date unknown to me.
The Nikon D7200 body only goes for $1050 with a handful of freebies at authorized dealers (eg Adorama). But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market gear without a warranty, you can get it for $750 with free shipping by Photo4Less on eBay (99.9%, New York) with a limit of five per customer. Over 500 units got sold from this listing so far.
The above is a high risk purchase, a happy medium for some may be going the manufacturer-refurbished route, you can get the D7200 body only along with the 55-200m f4-5.6 DX VR II lens and the Wu-1a wireless thing for $850 with a 90 day Nikon warranty by Adorama. All included items are manufacturer refurbished. You can always sell/trade/gift/experiment-upon the 55-200 lens if you don’t want/need it.
(ENDED) Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 for $635; D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 for $485; D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 for $405
This daily deal expired…
The main Woot deal of the day good until 1am ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is a sale on new condition Canon D-Rebel DSLRs. The D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 goes for $630, the T5i with 18-55 for $480, and the T6 with 18-55 for $400. Limit three of each per customer. Shipping is $5 flat.
Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering a manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5500 2-Lens kit for $629 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit three units per customer. The lenses included are the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR II and the 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED VR II. Both the camera and the lenses are manufacturer refurbished.
If you are 49.9533% vs 49.9533% undecided on this offer, this may be the clincher, they also include a microfiber cleaning cloth with the purchase 🙂
Both the black and silver color schemes of the Pentax K-70 Body Only DSLR kit are now in-stock and ready to ship to your K-hands for $647 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
A new DSLR is shipping, it’s translucent Sony time as their brand new Alpha a68 is in-stock and ready to ship for $600 as body-only or $700 with the 18-55mm lens at B&H Photo.
The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II is currently going for $1999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards to be used at a future purchase ($80~, not small change for sure!) at B&H Photo… Alternately, for the same price, you can get it without promotional rewards but with a handful of freebies (including the Corel software bundle) at Adorama…
The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens comes with 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (around $16) for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally, this is eligible for the combined purchase Canon mail-in rebates (prepaid AMEX gift card) ~ see PDF file with details over there…
The Canon version of the Bower SLY 358C 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye is on sale for a limited time for $199 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Meanwhile the Four Thirds (SLR, not mirrorless) goes for $189 with free shipping…
F2.8 workhorse zoom pro action now, the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM is currently going for $1150 with expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo. Three of the four are in-stock, the Sigma is special order.
The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED goes for $1700 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers with some freebies, eg B&H Photo (4% rewards, Filter Kit) or Adorama (4% rewards, Corel Software, Filter Kit, Etc).
But if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, you can get it in this condition for $1300 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. This is part of a 3-lens refurbished flash sale.
The Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G AF-S VR II ED-IF goes for $2100 in new condition at authorized dealers with some free extras (eg B&H Photo (4% rewards, Filter Kit)), but if you want to save some and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, you can get it in manufacturer-refurbished condition for $1700 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
Refurbished prime time now, the third Nikon lens participating in the limited-time Adorama lens flash sale is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $160 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
UPDATE 8/1/16: the Nikon lens instant savings promotion ended, resulting in new condition prices going up…
However, if you prefer new condition with a 1-year Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is bundling it [corrected link) with a 58mm MC UV filter and a 1-yr New Leaf Spills-n-Drops warranty along with $3.54 promotional rewards for $177 with free shipping.
This price went up:
Back to refurbished, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8D goes for $110 with free shipping.
More Nikon action, Adorama is offering their own manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 bundle for $850 with free expedited shipping. This includes the Nikon D7200 body only, the 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II lens, and the WU-1a wireless adapter. All these are manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. This is a limited time offer (I do not know the expiration date).
Back on sale again, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR is going for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama. This is a limited time sale.
The new condition from authorized Nikon USA dealers Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 with free accessories, eg B&H Photo. But if you want to save, there are a couple of alternatives:
+ manufacturer refurbished with 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $2279 at Adorama
+ imported grey-market new condition with a 30-day seller warranty for $2369 by RedTag Camera on eBay (99.9%, New York, 400 units sold so far)
+ as usual it’s up to each individual for each individual purchase to decide how much risk they are willing to take for a discount over the new condition price. Every decision is different, we blog, you decide!
The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens goes for $990 with 4% rewards and a free Sigma USB Dock in new condition at Adorama but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market new condition lenses, among the latest eBay Deals, eBay seller 6ave (99.2%, ships from New Jersey) is offering the lens in new condition as an imported model with 1-year seller warranty (not Sigma USA warranty) for $786 with free shipping and handling. Limit five per buyer.
They said it couldn’t be done, but slowly and steadily we see more lenses that the naysayers said they couldn’t be done! Or something like that if lens-making was a sporting-event post-game interview 🙂 Which brings us to the brand new Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED lens, available for pre-order for $2200 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
The current iteration of the Nikon Lens Instant Savings expires on 7/30/16 and it features a variety of lenses. Adorama is sweetening the offer by including extra lens-related accessories and the Corel software bundle (that includes AfterShot and PSP) for the same price as without the free accessories.
You can find the participating lenses nicely organized at the promotional page. They are:
+ Primes: 35/1.8 for $167, 50/1.8 for $177, 40/2.8 for $247, 10.5 f2.8 fishy for $597
+ Zooms: 12-24/4 for $947, 17-85/2.8 for $1197, 24-70/2.8 for $1797
Part of this round is also the Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f2.8-4 DX VR going for $2567, a much more reasonable price than the $3100+ that Nikon decided to start this kit at. The D500 already has an APS-C price premium baked into it, creating a kit with a lens premium in it as well, was probably not the smartest idea. Which is why the invisible hand of the market grabbed it by the ear and lowered the price 🙂
It’s K-time at B&H Photo, a total of 25 Pentax Lenses and Flashes are participating in a Limited Time Sale. Lenses include primes and zooms, such as the 70-200 f2.8 ED DC AW D FA* for $1700. Seven of the lenses are “Limited Edition”. Two flashes and a converter are also participating, along with pancake, macros, zooms, and more. Prices range from $110 (50/1.8 DA) to $2000 (150-450 f4.5-5.6 DC AW D FA LALALALALA).
Also participating is the f2.8 zoom trio, in addition to the aforementioned 70-200, they have the 16-50mm f2.8 for $830 and the 50-135 f2.8 for $860. Find them all at the Limited Time Sale.
This is a limited time sale, but I do know the expiration date.
Canon and Nikon branded Battery Grips and Packs and Such discounted with Coupon (MB-D14, MB-D12, WT-7A, BG-E11, LP-4EN)
A new coupon promotion for these Canon and Nikon branded battery grips and packs and assorted items. Coupon code SOOOGOOD (yes, that’s the coupon name, cut and paste if you don’t feel like typing) gets you the following items at a discount until 7/30/16 at Adorama:
+ Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack / Grip for D600 & D610 for $199
+ Nikon MB-D12 Multi Battery Power Pack / Grip for D800 and D810 for $331
+ Nikon WT-7A Wireless Transmitter for $649
+ Canon LP-E4N Battery Pack for EOS-1D C, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1D X and EOS-1Ds Mark III for $139
+ Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R for $249
The new condition with Nikon USA warranty has a bundle with various extras at Adorama. You get the standard lens kit plus a ProOptic 52mm MC UV filter, a lens cap tether, a cleaning kit, $3.34 in promotional rewards and the Corel software bundle that includes Aftershot PRO and Paintshop PRO… Optionally when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” area you add to your order Photoshop Elements 14 for +$29 or both Pho and Premiere for +$49… This too is part of their Adorama BirthDay Sale…