Nikon D810 Body: $2380 imported or $2800 with lots of freebies and Nikon USA warranty

To the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2380 with free shipping. This only gets a 30-day seller warranty and that’s it. This may have been part of a kit with a lens, with the lens removed (to be sold separately for more $profits$).

The offer may be for more high risk offers, if you happen to need accessories or Lightroom 6, you may be better off paying $2800 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty from Adorama that has three different bundles with free items going for $2800:

+ with Lightroom 6

+ lots of accessories but no LR6: Green Extreme Extra Battery, 66-inch Takama tripod, Flashpoint remote shutter thing, Flashpoint release cable thing, Lowepro Nova 17L AW shoulder bag, and Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8
+ you get either a 32GB Lexar SDHC or a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC, there’s conflicting info

+ lots of accessories: replaces Lowepro bag with cleaning kit (I think)

Stock Update: In-Stock Now: both Nikon D500 and D5 Kits, both Canon 1D X II kits

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for Nikon and Canon shooters, both Nikon D500 and both Nikon D5 and both Canon 1D X II kits are currently in-stock at their starting flagship prices… Meanwhile the Pentax K-1 remains in back-order/pre-order status, for example the B&H Photo estimate is July 2016. Well, we K-waited for 10+ years, what’s a few more weeks [sea salt on the open wound!]…

Pentax K-50 with 18-55 and 50-200 and AF-200FG Flash and 4% Rewards for $470

If you like red DSLR colors and want to a “getting started with” K-mount DSLR kit, B&H Photo is offering the Pentax K-50 Two Lens Kit (18-55 and 50-200) and the AF-200FG Flash and 4% promotional rewards for $470 with free shipping in the Red color scheme. The white color scheme goes for $500 and still gets the free flash and 4% rewards, while the black color scheme goes for $500 and gets the flash but no 4% promotional rewards.

In-stock now: Nikon D500 Body for $2000

The time has come, the Nikon D500 body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at Adorama… You can see the latest situation at the just-updated Stock Status Tracking page

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II CFast Kit and Nikon D5 xQD

Good news for people who like good in-stock news. We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have two in-stock alerts!

The Canon 1D X II CFAST Kit is now in-stock for $6000 at B&H Photo, the same price as the body only without the CFAST Kit (card and reader).

The Nikon D5 xQD version is now in-stock as well at its starting price of $6500 at Adorama
B&H Photo.

The Pentax K-1 body only continues to not be in-stock.

In-stock now: Nikon D500 w/16-80 for $3067

Just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news if you are looking for the Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR kit, it is in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $3067 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR for $326

K-zoom-zoom now, the Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR is on sale for $326~ with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 5/31/16 or earlier if there is a breakthrough in Pentax proselytization.

Bower SLY 358C 8mm f3.5 Fisheye for $150 (C)

One of the benefits of going with a Canon/Nikon SLR system is that it’s raining lenses from all kinds of manufacturers, so if you are a experimentalist lensaholic, you may have many and more choices. Which brings us to the Bower SLY 358C 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens on sale for $150 with free shipping in the Canon mount at B&H Photo. Only the Canon version is on sale. The other two (Nikon, Four Thirds) go for $200+.

Vello Battery Grips and Remote Control Accessory Bundles (31 options for various cameras)

B&H Photo is having a sale on Vello Battery Grips and Remote Control Accessory Bundles. A total of 31 different options are available, custom for a variety of cameras such as Sony a7*, Canon 60D/70D/80D/7D, Panasonic GH4, D-Rebels, Nikon APS-Cs and full frames, Fuji X-T1 and more. Offer ends 5/25/16.

In-stock now: Nikon D500 w/16-50, Nikon D5 (both), Canon 1D X II CFast

I just updated the Stock Status tracking page and as of this update, these cameras are in-stock at their standard prices at at least one major retailer: Nikon D500 w/16-50, Nikon D5 (both), Canon 1D X II Body Only (CFast bundle). The CFast bundle currently goes for the same price as the standard 1D X II body-only.

Nikon Macro and Portrait Two Lens Kit (35/1.8 DX, 85/3.5 DX VR Micro) with $20 Rewards for $497

Adorama has a Spring Wedding sale, and among the items bubbling there is a new twist on the Nikon Macro & Portrait Two Lens Kit (35mm f1.8 DX, 85mm f3.5G DX VR Micro), you get $20 promotional rewards with it, while still paying the standard price of this bundle of $497. Free expedited shipping.

The promotional rewards can be used in future Adorama purchases. If you are not familiar with Adorama’s Promotional Rewards, here’s a quick TL;DR:

  • 40 days after shipment, your Rewards will automatically convert into a promotional code that can be used on a future purchase of any item sold by Adorama
  • Once issued, the promotional code will be valid for six months
  • click on the “Get $19.88 Reward” blue link over there to see the detailed Terms and Conditions

Refurbished Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR AF-S for $535

On the Nikon side of things, the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f4G ED VR lens is available in refurbished condition at B&H Photo for $535 with free expedited shipping and a 90 day warranty from B&H Photo (not Nikon).

Refurbished Canon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF-S w/1yr warranty for $399

Zoom-zoom! The Canon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF-S is available in refurbished condition with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f1.8 Limited for $735

Prime time for Pentax fans continues at B&H Photo, this time they have the Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f1.8 Limited lens on sale for $735 with free expedited shipping. The offer is good until 5/31/16 or earlier if sold out.

YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Canon 80D with 18-135 for $1279 with coupon

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion. I have no way of knowing how many people are eligible.

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion ~ I don’t want to repeat the whole post) and logged on to your eligible Amazon account, there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] for the Canon 80D with 18-135mm kit [this is the camera’s page, everyone will see this].

The standard Amazon price is $1600. You add the Canon 80D with 18-135mm kit to the shopping cart, make sure your payment method is the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, and enter coupon code ARC20SPRING there. The price will drop by 20% in the right sidebar of the Amazon Checkout page, making it $1279~ with free shipping. This has to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

If it doesn’t, it means the promotion is not working, either because you are not eligible or you are using a different payment method or Amazon is not the actual seller or for other reason(s) that I am not aware of.

If all is well, it should look like this:

canon80D_chase_amzn

Again, please note this is a YMMV type of an offer, I have no way of testing this at a grand scale. I tested with an account with the Chase VISA card, one without it, and not being logged on to Amazon.

IF you tried this and it worked or didn’t please let us know in the comments!

YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) for $2400 with coupon

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion. I have no way of knowing how many people are eligible.

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion ~ I don’t want to repeat the whole post) and logged on to your eligible Amazon account, there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] for the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) [this is the lens page, everyone will see this].

The standard price for this lens is $3000. You add the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) to your shopping cart, make sure your payment method is the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, and enter coupon code ARC20SPRING there. The price will drop by 20% in the right sidebar of the Amazon Checkout page, making it $2400 (rounded) with free shipping. This has to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

If it doesn’t, it means the promotion is not working, either because you are not eligible or you are using a different payment method or Amazon is not the actual seller or for other reason(s) that I am not aware of.

If all is well, it should look like this:

sony70200_chase_amzn

Again, please note this is a YMMV type of an offer, I have no way of testing this at a grand scale. I tested with an account with the Chase VISA card, one without it, and not being logged on to Amazon.

IF you tried this and it worked or didn’t please let us know in the comments!

YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 for $400 OR T5 w/18-55 for $320 [or both for $720]

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion!

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion), there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] that will get you the:

+ Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 IS II for $320
+ Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 IS II for $400
+ or get both for $720

To get that:
+ must be eligible for the promotion
+ you have to pay with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card
+ then enter coupon code ARC20SPRING in the shopping cart (20% off the current price)
+ camera must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself (not 3rd-party sellers)

If all is well, you will see this at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. In this example below, both D-Rebel T5 and T6 kits are in the shopping cart. You can buy either one or both or any other combination of eligible items apparently:

drebels_chase_amzn

Imported Grey Market Canon 80D Body for $900

To the Chaos and Disorder that is the eBay Deals we return, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Canon 80D body only with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA) for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer.

So you are trading off $300 for the Canon USA warranty. It’s a numbers and risk tolerance type of a decision. Also a sleep better at night type of a decision 🙂 The new condition from authorized dealers goes for $1200 with free accessories.

Canon 80D body with Bag, 16GB Lexar, Extra Charger and Two Extra Batteries for $1200

If you are looking to buy the Canon 80D body only from an authorized dealer while still paying the Canon-blessed price of $1200, you can get five free accessories at Amazon by Amazon itself: a 16GB Lexar 633x SDHC card, an AmazonBasics Large DSLR Gadget Bag, a Wasabi charger and two Wasabi batteries (in addition to the standard Canon charger/battery that comes in the box). The Wasabi items are NOT edible… The same bundles are available for the other two 80D kits ~ simply click on their tabs to “move” to that listing…

A different set of free accessories is available at B&H Photo: a 16GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card, a Ruggard Shoulder Bag and a Watson battery.

PS: if you prefer imported, the next post (above this one if looking at the blog or in an RSS feed) has an imported grey market offer.

In-stock now: Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f2.8-4E DX VR for $3067

We just updated the Stock Status Tracking page and we have another new in-stock alert! If you are looking to get the new Nikon D500 APS-C flagship bundled with the 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR AF-S DX Lens, that kit is in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $3067 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Pentax FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D DC AW for $2389

With the Pentax K-1 becoming a reality, there are more temptations among K-shooters to add more lenses or upgrade existing ones, which brings us to the Pentax FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 HD D DC AW on sale for a limited time only for $2389 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

In-stock again: Nikon D5 xQD for $6500

This latest update of the Stock Status tracker brings us another new in-stock alert, it is the return of the Nikon D5 xQD edition, at its starting price of half-a-beatup-hatchback-Civic of $6500, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Semi-Curated Nikon Sale on eBay (300 items)

eBay is currently having a semi-curated Nikon Camera Gear sale featuring around 300 items, a mix of new and refurbished, authorized and not. Unfortunately I am not a 64-thread AI, so I can’t “digest” 300 items on the fly, so this is a YMMV adventure if interested in Nikon gear.

PS: I call it “semi-curated” because I don’t know how this gets assembled (how much human and how much computer input).

Refurbished Canon DSLR Gear w/1yr warranty: 50mm f1.8 STM for $90, Etc

It is the weekend, among along with it comes another Canon USA store sale that includes a number of refurbished Canon SLR Lenses. The ones on sale have their price shown in “red cyber ink”. Among them:

+ 50mm f1.8 STM EF for $90
+ 55-200mm f4-5.6 IS STM EF-S for $130
+ 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS STM EF for $400
+ 50mm f1.4 EF for $270
+ the above are refurbished with a 1-year Canon USA warranty
+ there are five pages in the Lenses page, increase the “Items per Page” or make sure you check them all

In parallel they have a refurbished DSLR sale with the 5DS R body going for $3000, 5DS for $2800, the T6s (the name, not plural) w/18-135 for $800, 6D body for $1100, 7D II body for $1200, D-Rebel T5 two lens kit (18-55/75-300) for $290, etc. There are two pages of sale items.

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II Body for $6000

Just updated the Stock Status Tracking page and we have another in-stock alert, the Canon 1D X Mark II body only (without the CFast kit) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $6000 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself… The CFast kit remains in-stock also for $6000 at Adorama

(ENDED) Pentax K-30 with 18-55 for $329

This K-party is over. As of 5/16/16 recheck the price skyrocketed to $489…

Not to be confused with groups that want to tax pens, PenTax has a number of DSLRs floating in the market right now, which means more discounts as the times goes by. And if you happen to like red in your DSLRs, bubbling around in the eBay Trending 100 is the new condition Pentax K-30 with 18-55 DA AL is on sale for $329 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer by the BuyDig eBay store (authorized dealers). It is only available in red.

Pentax K-50 body only and AF-200FG Flash for $295

The Pentax K-50 is starting to make its farewell tour. Already most of the kits are gone from Adorama, but if you don’t need the 18-55 kit lens and you can use the AF-200FG flash, Adorama is offering the white Pentax K-50 body only along with the Pentax AF-200FG flash and $12~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) for $295 with free expedited shipping.

On the other hand if you need a starting kit and love red DSLR colors, the two lens kit with the 18-55 and 50-200 lenses and 4% promotional rewards and a free 16GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card is going for $470 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of Pentax, their K-1 35mm full frame DSLR Unicorn is getting close to general release. If you are interested you can check the recently returned Stock Status Tracker or the In-Stock Alert posts here.

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II body w/CFAST Kit for $6000

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker again and we have another in-stock alert, it is the CFAST kit of the Canon 1D X II body only kit, in-stock for its opening price of $6000 at Adorama.

In-stock now: Nikon D5 (xQD version) with free card/reader for $6500

Just updated the recently returned Jon Snow Stock Status Tracker and through that we have a new in-stock alert! The XQD version of the Nikon D5 flagship DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $6500 at B&H Photo. A Nikon XQD card / reader is included automatically by B&H.

PS: the Compactflash versions of the Nikon D5 have been steadily in-stock (you can find them at the Stock Status Tracker as well.

(ENDED) Still Good: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS for $299 (C/N)

As of 5/16/16 recheck, the price jumped to $370 for the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens…

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Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR w/90-day warranty for $189

Back to the eBay Top 100 Deals we geaux, where BuyDig’s eBaY StoRe striKes again with another manufacturer-refurbished Nikon product with a 90-day warranty, it is the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR [corrected] going for $189 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

PS: now that we are posting more posts per day, if you want to quickly catch up on something specific, you can use the Categories and Tag links below each post, for example, this eBay Camera Deals tag will show you all the previously posted eBay deals. I manually add these tags to each post, so human miscategorization errors are statistically unavoidable 🙂

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with 10% Rewards for $550 (C/N/A) [optionally add Filter for +$11]

The whole world begins to zoom. Zoom-zoom because that’s what you can do with the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO on sale for $549 with free expedited shipping and 10% promotional rewards (to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum SLR mounts…

Optionally yo can buy it bundled with a Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for +$11~ ~ I used a calculator this time 😉 If you are not familiar with the B&H website, here’s how you can locate the different mounts and kits – the annotated picture in this post.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD and 10% Rewards for $989 (C/N/A) [Optional: add B+W filter for +$21]

It’s Tamron time, a new limited time offer (expires by 6/7/16) at B&H Photo gets you the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $989 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Minolta SLR mounts. You also receive 10% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases. No coupons, no rebates…

Also available is a “Filter Kit” for each lens, for $21 more [fixed calculation error ~ looks like I may need to use a calculator even for 1+1] , you get the B+W 95mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter. Annotated screenshot crop below to locate the filter kit if you are not familiar with the B&H website:

filter_kit_for_tamron

9% off BorrowLenses rentals with coupon

Borrow Lenses is celebrating their ninth birthday, so they are offering a coupon that gets you 9% off rentals. The coupon details and restrictions in the screenshot below. It’s much clearer than I can write it in text 🙂

bal_rental_coupon

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS for $299 (C/N)

Bubbling under in the eBay Top 100 is a new condition offer from BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized dealers) on the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens offered for $299 with free shipping in either the Canon or Nikon SLR mounts, with a limit of five per buyer.

PS: we’ve come a long way since the early days of digital: a $300 stabilized f2.8 zoom lens!

Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art and 4% Rewards for $800 (C/N/A/Si)

We have a trio of lens discounts from B&H Photo. All three are limited time offers that end on 5/10/16 at 11:59pm eastern, so you have plenty of time to research them, but not eternity 🙂

We start with a zoom, the Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art Lens available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts along with 4% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases is on sale for $800 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art with 4% Rewards for $850 (C/N/A/Si)

More lens action for Prime fans this time, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art Lens in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts, with 4% promotional rewards is on sale for $850 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This does not include freebies (no dock or accessories). The offer ends on 5/10/16 at 11:59pm ET!

Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro for $400 [was $370]

We have a limited time sale on the Pentax FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro lens, going for $400 [was $370] with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The offer ends on 5/31/16 5/10/16 at 11:59pm ET!

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II Body Std for $6000

Just refreshed the Stock Status tracker and we have another in-stock alert. It is the standard kit of the Canon 1D X II body only going for $6000 by The Imaging World via Amazon.

Please note that at the moment there is another 1D X II kit going for the same price that includes a CF Card and Card reader. That one is not in-stock yet.

(ENDED) Lensbaby Spark Duo for $65 (C/N)

This offer expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

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