Canon 5D Mark III body only Pro Audio bundle for $2680

Adorama has another Pro Audio Canon 5D Mark III bundle, this one is centered on the Canon 5D Mark III body only going for $2680 with free shipping and no rebates and no coupons. You get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III body only
+ Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras
+ Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones (black)
+ Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone
+ just add the bundle to cart and checkout, no extra steps
+ expires 5/2/15 or earlier if sold out

Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 Pro Audio bundle for $3290 (Tascam, Shure, Audio Technica)

If you are interested in audio as well or could use the different items in the bundle on their own, Adorama has a Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105L Pro Audio bundle for $3290 with free shipping and no rebates and no coupons. You get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L lens
+ Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras
+ Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones (black)
+ Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
+ just add the bundle to cart and checkout, no extra steps
+ expires 5/2/15 or earlier if sold out

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Sigma 17-50/2.8, 128GB USB 3.0 Flash drive, Software

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Pre-order new Sony f2.8 ZA lenses: 16-35 and 24-70

The new gear party is not over yet. Sony full frame A-mount photographers must needs hide their wallets! Sony announced two new professional f2.8 lenses. The 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2100, and the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2250. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2015. (VS as in Vario-Sonnar).

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama.

Pre-order new Pentax K-3 II BO for $1100

New Pentax DSLR action, the K-3, second of its name (aka K-3 II) is now available for pre-order in the body only configuration for $1100 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

PS: we are keeping track of the interesting/unusual new cameras and lenses of 2015 in this spartan tracking post at the main blog.

Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both DX VR) for $580

The refurbished Nikon DSLR action continues at the eBay Deals where authorized Nikon dealer BuyDig is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5300 two-lens kit (18-55, 55-200, both DX VR) for $580 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Expired offers after the break…
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Nikon D750 drops to $2000 (with 24-120 for $2700)

Hot off the discounting presses, the Nikon D750 DSLR is now down to $2000 in body only at authorized Nikon dealers such as B&H Photo which also includes 2% rewards (= $40), Free Next Day Delivery, and free bag, 16GB SD and extra Watson battery.

Adorama has three options with freebies for $2000 for the D750 body only:
+ with Shure VP83 Lenshopper
+ various accessories (32GB Lexar, camera bag, plus three trinkety accessories)
+ other accessories (extra EN-EL15 battery, 32GB Lexar, camera bag)
+ all three get 2% promotional rewards as well (= $40)

Similarly discounted and freebie-accessorized is the D750 with 24-120mm kit for $2700 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

The various D750 kits are also optionally eligible for the continuing Nikon Instant Savings.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-140 & WU-1a for $900

If you are interested in the Nikon D7100 but you are not interested in the previously mentioned imported camera, there’s an alternative, manufacturer refurbished. Adorama currently has the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-140mm DX VR and WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter offered for $900 with free shipping and a 90 day manufacturer warranty.

Imported Nikon D7100 body for $700

If you are comfortable with imported (= grey market = no manufacturer warranty) cameras, the latest eBay Deals include the new condition no-manufacturer-warranty Nikon D7100 body only for $700 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is “photovideo4less” (99.7%). This camera goes for $1000 at authorized Nikon dealers (eg Amazon). It is up to you to decide the trade-offs in such matters.

Speaking of eBay, another one of the above-the-fold offers is the new condition 15.6″ Lenovo Thinkpad E540 laptop offered by Adorama’s eBay store for $400 (Intel i3-4000M, 4GB RAM, 500GB/7200rpm, 1366 x 768, HD 4600, Windows 7 Pro, limit 5).

PreOrder: new Canon C300 Mark II (EF or PL) and XC10 (10x)

More action on the video front from Canon. Their new Cinema C300 Mark II is now available for pre-orders in the body only configuration for $16,000 in either the EF mount or the PL mount at B&H Photo. Availability is estimated to be September 2015. It is also available for pre-order at Adorama.

In parallel, Canon revealed the new XC10, a 1″ sensor fixed-lens camcorder with a 10x optical zoom lens, going for $2500 with a June 2015 release estimate at B&H Photo.

Nikon D750 body + refurb 50mm f1.8G lens + Lightroom 5 for $2300

BuyDig has created their own Nikon D750 body only bundle. The D750 body only kit is new condition with USA warranty. The bundle includes the factory refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8G lens (with 90 day Nikon warranty), the Adobe Lightroom 5 software (PC or Mac), and 64GB generic SD card, for $2300 with free shipping. This offer ends 4/6/15 or earlier if sold out.

If you are not familiar with the BuyDig, this may be hard to spot, so here is an annotated screenshot of what to look for:

nikon_d750_bundle_at_buydig

Click the “view more details” link over there, or locate the “Rebates” tab in the gray bar below. Note that this is not a rebate offer, the free items will be included automatically by BuyDig, they are under the “Promotions & Special Offers” section under Rebates. That area has live links to each of the included freebies so you can examine them more closely.