Pentax Lenses and Flash Sale (25 items, Primes, Zooms)

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

Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX with Extras and Corel for $167

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

Nikon 50mm f1.8G with Extras for $177

The Nikon 50mm f1.8G prime lens, in new condition with Nikon USA warranty has a couple of special promotions at Adorama for $177 with free shipping. What differs are the freebies, you either get $7 promotional rewards or a more diverse bundle that has $3.54 in promotional rewards along with a 58mm ProOptic MC filter and 1-year NewLeaf spills and drop warranty… Both of these are eligible for an optional “Special Offer” (expand yellow area over there) that lets you add to your order Photoshop Elements 14 for +$29 or both Pho and Premiere for +$49…

Refurbished Nikon 55-200 DX VR II for $100; 55-300 DX VR for $200

It’s refurbished Nikon zoom lens action now, the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR is offered manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $200 with free shipping at Adorama… In parallel, the 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED VR II AF-S DX is offered in similar condition for $100 with free shipping… These are part of the Adorama BirthDay Sale

Tamron 90mm f2.8 UV USD Macro for $499 (C/N)

Stabilized macro temptation time now for Canon and Nikon DSLR photographers, the Tamron 90mm f2.8 DI MACRO VC USD is on sale for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until 7/24/16 or earlier if sold out as one of their many Photoshop World Specials. No coupon/rebate needed for this particular offer.

Canon 5D Mark III + Pixma Pro 10 + 4TB WD HDD + 1yr Creative Cloud Photography + X-Rite for $2750 after Coupon and Mail-In Rebate

B&H Photo has a trio of Canon 5D Mark III bundles with a promo code and mail-in rebates. The prices you see on the linked page are before the coupon code is factored in. The coupon code PSWBH16 drops $200 off on the current price, and it stackable with the Pixma Pro 10 mail-in rebate promotion. So with the coupon and mail-in rebate factored in, the prices are:

+ 5D Mark III body only bundle for $2750
+ 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS bundle for $3350
+ 5D Mark III with 24-70mm f4L IS bundle for $3500

The bundles include the Pixma Pro 10 printer, 50pk 13×19″ photo paper, X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo, 4TB Western Digital My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, and 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Download Card).

The mail-in rebate is the on-going $350 prepaid gift card when you purchase a qualifying Canon dSLR kit bundled with a qualifying Canon printer.

Offer ends 7/24/16 as do many of their Photoshop World Specials.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $300 (Canon) or $340 (Nikon chip)

More action among the Photoshop World specials, it’s Rokinon time, their 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens drops to $300 in the Canon EF mount and $340 in the Nikon with AE chip when you use coupon code PSWBH16 at B&H Photo. The links include the coupon code but in case it doesn’t take you can manually enter it there. Offer ends 7/24/16.

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony 135mm f2.8-4.5 (DSLR) for $837

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Sony VGC77AM Vertical Grip for $126

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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Pre-order Sale: Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding/Documentary Kit (EF) for $5500

Wedding season is upon us, and there are plenty of reasons to film documentaries these days, which is perhaps why this Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding/Documentary Kit (EF mount version) is on sale for $5500 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a pre-order sale, there is no estimated shipping date yet for this bundle that includes a Ronin-M Stabilizer among other things.

(ENDED) Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS for $900 (C/N/A/Si)

This Prime day promotion expired with three of the four mounts effectively selling out before expiration…

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Used Pentax K-5 Body for $290 w/180-day warranty

While checking for more Amazon Warehouse Deals specials, we found one that is not eligible for the coupon, but it is open to everyone to buy, you don’t have to be a Prime member, it is the Pentax K-5 body only available in “E-” condition by Adorama through Warehouse Deals for $290 with free shipping. It comes with a 180-day Adorama warranty. This ships from Adorama, it is not Prime eligible. “E-” in this case is not what it means for students, it is “E” for Excellent condition 🙂

(ENDED) Used Amazon Warehouse Deals Coupon Situation Room

This coupon promotion expired as well, Prime Day 2016 is officially over…

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(ENDED) Tamron 70-300mm f4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro for $128 (C/N)

This 8-hour lightning deal expired…

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Nikon 35mm f1.8 with Free Extras for $167

We have another Nikon lens from authorized dealers in new condition! It is the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX and it’s going for $167 with some extras that vary by retailer… At B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards and a 52mm Sunpak filter kit… At Adorama there are various freebies, including promotional rewards and lens-y accessories and Corel software bundle… At Amazon the freebies are stingier, you get a Shutterfly coupon, and 5% if you have the Prime Store Credit card…

Imported Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II for $1650

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II goes for $2100 at authorized dealers which are allowed to bundle it with various free accessories and/or promotional rewards (eg Adorama).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA warranty), off to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with 1-year seller warranty Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II lens for $1650 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

In-stock Now at standard prices: both Canon 1D X II kits for $6000, both Nikon D500 kits, and the Pentax K-1

After a week of letting it breathe, we just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news, all the cameras tracked are in-stock at their regular prices at at-least one authorized dealer!

The Canon 1D X II body only kits are back in-stock finally, both going for $6000. The C-FAST kit (which includes a memory card and card reader on top of the standard DSLR kit) is in-stock at Adorama, while Amazon itself expects it to arrive July 8-ish. Meanwhile the standard 1D X II body only kit (no CFAST extras) is in-stock at Amazon itself.

The Nikon D500 body only continues to be in-stock for $2000, but it’s now trying to be usurped by the Nikon D500 with 16-80mm kit, dropping from the crazy price of $3067 to the more realistic price of $2567, at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Meanwhile the K-Unicorn, the first full frame Pentax 35mm DSLR remains in-stock for $1800 at Amazon itself and Focus Camera and Adorama.

New round of Canon DSLR Instant Savings

Somehow multiple manufacturers manage to have their instant savings promotions start and end at the same time. It’s like the invisible hand of the market is guiding them 🙂 Which brings us to a new round of Canon-initiated instant savings on Canon DSLRs, which you can find nicely organized at B&H Photo which includes a variety of free accessories with some of the participating kits.

(ENDED) Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR for $247

As of 7/7/16 recheck, this sale is over… A rare market-driven lens discount! The Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR is currently on sale for $247 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten units per customer.

(ENDED) Wednesday: Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 IS II for $399

This daily deal Mehended… The Meh Deal of the Day for Wednesday 7/6/16 is the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 IS II offered for $394 plus $5 flat shipping with a 1-year warranty from Canon. Free shipping if you are signed up for their monthly $5/month free shipping club.

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM and $12 Rewards for $399 (C/N/A/P/Si)

F2.8 zooms have a special place in photography, which is why there are APS-C versions as well. Which brings us to the Sigma 17mm-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM, on sale for $399 with free shipping and $12~ promotional rewards at Adorama in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, and Sigma SA SLR mounts. The Sony and Pentax are not OS. This is part of the Adorama 4th of July specials.

Nikon D500 w/16-80mm drops to $2567 w/free Next Day

The Nikon D500 body only remains at $2000, but Nikon has taken the axe to the price of the D500 with 16-80mm kit, dropping it from $3067 to $2567, a $500 drop, as you can see at B&H Photo which offers free Next Day Delivery (eligible USA addresses).

New round of Nikon Lens Instant Savings

A new cycle of Nikon authorized Instant Savings has began, featuring seven different Nikon SLR lenses, a mix of zooms and primes. You can see them all at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR for $355

Back to the eBay Deals, this time it is the manufacturer refurbished black Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR II with a 90 day warranty going for $355 with free shipping by PhotoVideo4Less on eBay (99.9%, New York). Limit five per customer.

Imported Nikon D7100 body only for $530

To the eBay Deals if and only if you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras without a manufacturer warranty. eBay seller Photo4Less (99.9%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey market Nikon D7100 body only for $530 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of warranty, so assume none comes with it.

New Canon Cine Pro Video Instant Savings

For fans of Canon’s Cine Pro video line of products, a new round of Instant Rebates has rolled out featuring a variety of EOS C300 and C100 camera kits and the 17-120mm T2.95 lenses. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama.

Thursday only: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM and 4% rewards for $420 (C/N/A/P/Si)

Good until 11:59pm eastern tonight (Thursday 6/30/16) the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM APS-C lens in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax K-, and Sigma SLR mounts is on sale for $420 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

NOTE :the Sony and Pentax are not OS. All except for the Sigma mount get 4% promotional rewards as well. The Sigma mount is a special order, the rest are in-stock.

In-Stock Party: Pentax K-1 Body Only for $1800, Nikon D500 Body Only for $2000

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for people who like good in-stock news. The Pentax K-1 body only is now in-stock in full force, three different retailers have it ready to ship at its starting price of $1800: Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

Good news for Nikon D500 Body Only hunters, it is in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.

Nikon Lens Instant Savings with 2% Rewards and Free Accessories

The current iteration of Nikon SLR Lenses Instant Savings initiated by Nikon USA is set to expire on 7/2/16 at 11:59pm ET. A number of the participating lenses earn 2% promotional rewards and get free a filter and/or other free accessories. You can see the participating lenses with these promotions at Adorama (a total of 12 options are available).

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for $190 (C) or $200 (A/P)

Rokinon time again, their 8mm f3.5 Fisheye SLR lens goes for $190 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Canon mount, and $200 with 2% in the Sony and Pentax SLR mounts. The chipped Nikon version goes for $240 without 2% promotional rewards. All these at B&H Photo.

In-stock again: Nikon D500 w/16-80mm for $3070

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker. This was the first update this week. The Pentax K-1 body only and the Nikon D500 body are currently out of stock, but the D500 with 16-80mm is back in-stock for $3070 at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo.

In-stock now: Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di USD Lens for Sony A for $599

Prime time for Sony Alpha SLR/SLT photographers, the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di USD Lens for Sony A is now in-stock and ready to ship for $599 with free shipping at B&H Photo… For more new/recent arrivals, check their New Arrivals page

In-stock now: Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding and Documentary Kit for $5999

Since fate has created a mini medium format theme today, how about a professional wedding and documentary photography bundle? The Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding/Documentary Kit is now in-stock and ready to ship for $6000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It is eligible for the optional Canon Financial financing offers for business customers. NOTE: this is NOT returnable!

The kit is centered on the EOS C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only) kit and includes a number of additional items: AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Digital Wireless Set (ME2 Lavalier), Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, and SKB Case Holds Entire Package for the whole package. See pictures and “In the Box” sections over there for complete details.

Pentax 645D Body Only for $4000 [or $3150 on eBay or $2650 Used]

A comment by S.W. Anderson in the Hasselblad MF Mirrorless post got me price-checking medium format cameras, and it looks like the first generation Pentax 645D body only is currently going for $4000 in new condition at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is no longer available from B&H and Adorama. Amazon’s shipping estimate is 1-4 months, so keep that in mind if you need it to arrive quickly.

Or if you are a more adventurous shopper, there are a couple of eBay listings on it:
+ New Condition for $3150 with Best Offer Enabled (this is a private eBay listing for extra protection; ships from Los Angeles)

+ Used Condition for $2650 [CORRECTED!] (ships from Delaware; listing says used in-studio only with 3269 actuations)

+ the eBay listings above are from individuals, not retailers

In comparison, the latest model, the Pentax 645Z, goes for $7000 in new condition at B&H Photo (with 4% rewards = $280~) and Adorama (with 4% rewards = $280~). There’s also a 645Z Comprehensive Starter Kit that goes for $16,000 and includes three lenses (55/2.8, 90/2.8, 28-45/4.5, extra accessories and the protective case you see in the pictures.

(SOLD OUT) Used Pentax K-1 Body Only for $1557

The used option sold out as of 10:35pm ET… The new condition remains in-stock ~ check the Stock Status Tracker for the new condition options…

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Official Video Creator Kits for the Canon 80D and M3

Canon has launched official Video Creator Kits for the Canon 80D w/18-135mm kit and the Canon M3 w/18-55 kit. They are available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $2050 and $900 respectively.

Imported Nikon D7200 Body Only for $750

Back to the eBay Deals again, with another imported camera promotion. eBay seller Photo4Less (99.9%, New York) is offering the imported grey-market Nikon D7200 body only for $750 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume no warranty whatsoever. Over 330 units got sold so far.

At authorized dealers, the D7200 body only kit goes for $1100 and gets various free accessories, such as at Adorama.

In-stock Now: Pentax K-1 Body for $1800, Nikon D500 Body for $2000

Good news for people who like in-stock news! We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and as of the time of writing, the Nikon D500 body only is back in-stock for $2000 at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Meanwhile the Pentax K-1 body only for $1800 is out of stock now at B&H, but fear not, it is in-stock at Adorama and Focus Camera and Focus Camera via Amazon. Amazon’s own estimate is June 25.

Imported Canon 5D Mark III Body for $1999

Some more eBay Deals action, if you are interested in imported grey-market camera gear, the new condition with 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 5D Mark III body only is offering for $1999 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey).