The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens is offered for $209 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay among the latest eBay Deals, but you can get it for even less than that, $200 with free shipping is currently what Adorama charges. Optionally you can add Elements 15 for +$70 (expand the yellow “Special Offer” area. As usual, manufacturer refurbished Nikon camera gear come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Adorama has another sale on refurbished camera gear with over 100 items participating. Nikon has about half of them, and Epson about a quarter of them. I will “digest” them later in the day, but I’m posting this alert so you don’t have to wait for me if you feel like deal-fishing.
PS: as of 3:48pm ET, a number of big websites and services (eg Twitter) are currently down because of major DDoS attacks. Of shopping interest, Stacksocial is down.
Another Sigma lens on sale with a coupon, coupon code PPEBH16 gets you the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR mounts at B&H Photo for $900 along with 4% promotional rewards ($36 to be used in future purchases)… This is part of their Photo Plus specials which expire 10/22/16… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…
You don’t have to pay four figures for f2.8 PRO zooms. Sigma to the rescue! Their Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG lens is on sale for $650 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($26~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR mounts. No coupon code needed… This is part of their Photo Plus specials which expire 10/22/16… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…
Can lenses have babies? I’ll leave that question to the optics experts. In the meantime, the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 lens is going for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code PPEBH16 over there… It is available for both DSLRs (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) and Mirrorless (Fuji, M43, Sony E, Samsung NX) systems… This is part of their Photo Plus specials… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…
The B&H Photo website is accepting orders again, and they have unleashed their first wave of Photo Plus Specials. Some of them require the use of promo code PPEBH16 – those that do, they mention it on the pages over there. More on these later tonight. NOTE that these orders will ship October 26+, not right away.
In other updates, the Fuji X-T2 remains out of stock as you can see at the just updated Stock Status Tracker. Those of you who were able to buy it from B&H during the holidays, you will have your orders shipped October 26+.
The official BuyDig eBay store is running a new promotion, Buy One Item, Get The Second One for 10% off. A total of 49 certified refurbished cameras and lenses are participating including Nikon DSLR lenses, the Olympus E-M5 and E-M10 Mark IIs, the E-PL5, various Nikon APS-C dSLRs up to the D7200, and a few Coolpixes too up to the P900 uber-zoom.
NOTE: you must purchase two items for this promotion. The discount will be applied to the LOWEST PRICE ITEM, so strategically this promotion maximizes your savings if the two items are as close in price as possible.
The Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art prime lens currently goes for $900 with free accessories at authorized dealers (eg Adorama) but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses…
… to the eBay Deals we return where the “Deals All Year” eBay store (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens for $779 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sigma). Limit nine per customer.
The Nikon D7200 body only goes for $1000 with free accessories at authorized dealers (eg Adorama) or if you get the body only manufacturer refurbished it goes for $790 (eg B&H Photo). However, if you are interested in a bang for the buck kit…
… to the eBay deals we go again where the Beach Camera eBay Store (New Jersey) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 Two-Lens Kit for $850 with free shipping. It includes the 18-55 and 55-200 lenses, both DX VR. All included items are manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
You don’t necessarily have to use the 18-55 and 55-200 lenses with the D7200. You can use them with other cameras, give them to friends or family, trade/sell them in locally or online, use them to perform camera experiments, keep them as an emergency lens in the trunk of the camera, and so forth.
The Nikon 50mm f1.8G full frame lens goes for $217 at authorized dealers that also include free accessories OR promotional rewards with it (eg various options at Adorama).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses, and you don’t need the extra accessories/rewards, then off to the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Deals All Year” (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $172 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty (not a Nikon USA warranty). Limit 9 per customer. Over 560 units got sold so far from this listing per the stats there.
To the eBay Trending Deals we return where the Beach Camera eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 2-Lens Kit for $379 with free shipping in the black color. The red color is sold out. Limit 2 per buyer. Over 2500 units sold so far.
This includes the Nikon D3300, the 18-55 and 55-200 (both DX VR lenses), and the WU-1a Wireless Adapter. All are manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.
The Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC DSLR lens goes for $800 in new condition at authorized Shiguma dealers which are allowed to offer promotional rewards or bundle it with various free accessories (eg Adorama).
Alternately you can get it in certified refurbished condition with full warranty for $720 with free shipping by Beach Camera thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).
Or if you are willing to take on even more risk, among the latest Trending eBay Deals, Hong-Kong seller “e-Infinity Shop” (99.7%, ships from Hong Kong) is offering the Canon version of the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC for $650 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sigma). This ships from Hong Kong.
This daily deal expired, but Rokinons return to the Gold Box every few days to weeks…
Back to the eBay Deals we go where we may have the first sighting of an imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV body only, with a 1-year warranty from the seller Electronics Valley on eBay (99.7%, New Jersey) going for $3344 with free shipping instead of the authorized-dealer price of $3500. It is in-stock at authorized dealers for $3500, check the Stock Tracking page for that.
If you are waiting for the brand new Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3 Di VCD G2 lens to become available, it is estimated to be in-stock other things equal (OTE) at the B&H Photo website for $1400 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon mount. I will recheck later today as well.
Adorama is back with another flash sale, this time it is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with the 18-55 and 55-200 DX VR lenses (both VR) going for $389 with free shipping at Adorama. It is currently backordered but you can place an order if you want to lock up the price. They come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Speaking of Adorama, they are offering the Lenovo IdeaPad 700 15.6″ Full HD IPS Notebook (i7-6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M 4GB RAM, Win 10) for $800 with free shipping until 10/06/16 or earlier if sold out.
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker, and we have good news for Canon 5D Mark IV fans, the camera is now in-stock and ready to ship from two of the biggest photographic specialty retailers, Adorama and B&H Photo.
PS: pretty soon, the Stock Tracker will be updated with some of the Photokina 2016 announced cameras. If you want us to track specific cameras or lenses please leave a comment or use the online contact form or the twitter…
The Nikon D7200 body goes for $1050 in new condition at authorized dealers which are bundling it with free accessories (eg Adorama). But if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished and can find use for the two DX VR kit lenses (eg use them or bundle them with older DSLRs as gifts for friends and family – the Holidays are just around the corner after all), then…
… among the latest eBay Deals, the Beach Camera eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 Two-Lens Kit with the 18-55 and 55-200 (both DX VR lenses) for $850 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. All items are refurbished. Limit five per customer and over 420 units have been sold so far from this listing per the page over there.
This daily deal expired…
The Meh deal of the day for Monday is the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6 with the 18-55 3.5-5.6 IS II and a 1-year Canon warranty going for $394 plus $5 shipping.
However, if you are willing to take on more risk, among the latest eBay Trending Deals, eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (100%, Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D5300 body only for $360 with free shipping. There is no warranty on this, so it is a higher risk. Limit 50 per customer. Over 300 units got sold so far from this listing.
Adorama is having a refurbished gear sale featuring 85 items, 25 of which are Nikon-branded items, 29 are Epson items, along with a few more from other camera manufacturers. More on those later in the weekend when I find time to go through them all.
For many Canon fans, the 75-300mm lens being non-IS non-USM in the digital era sticks out like a sore thumb, but at that price, Canon will probably not offer an IS lens. But they have a new IS lens in this ballpark range, the new EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM lens, available for pre-order for $550 at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Thanksgiving 2016 :)… This too has been added to the Interesting New Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
As of 2:50pm ET, Murphy’s Camera too sold out, the closest at Amazon is a September 18 shipping estimate from Amazon itself…
These fly fast. As of 2:45pm ET, the listing from Amazon itself is now out of stock with a September 18, 2016 shipping estimate, but 3rd-party seller Murphy’s Camera (authorized dealer) has it in-stock for $3500 with a September 22-29 if you choose the standard shipping option (this is not Prime eligible, it ships directly from Murphy’s). IF you had been waiting to get the Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only from Amazon itself, it has arrived. As of the time of writing it in-stock and ready to ship for $3500 with a limit of three per customer during these early release days.
For the latest updates, check the Stock Status Tracking page.
This daily deal ended…
The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for $220 with free shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, and the Sony E mounts. The Pentax K and Fuji X are NOT on sale.
For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page…
Adorama has a sale on a variety of open-box Canon camera gear featuring 32 DSLR and mirrorless camera kits, and three EF-M lenses, and one EF 1.4x III extender.
We just updated the Stock Status Tracking page and we have some good news if you are interested in the Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only kit. As of the time of writing (Thursday 11pm ET), it is in-stock and ready to ship for $3500 according to the product pages of the following sellers:
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have the first in-stock alert for the Canon 5D Mark IV. It is the kit with the 24-70mm f4L lens in-stock for its starting price of $4400 at B&H Photo and Adorama
Amazon (via 3rd parties). Post updated 1:51pm ET.
I will be monitoring the situation throughout the day for more updates…
Budget telephoto time for Nikon shooters, the new condition with Nikon USA warranty Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED VR II AF-S DX is on sale for $147 with free shipping and $6~ promotional rewards at Adorama.
Speaking of Adorama, they have a variety of Nikon D7100 bundles with free accessories. Click on the various Lens and Kit bundle tabs over there to see all the options (there are quite a few).
A new round of Nikon DSLR Instant Savings (aka discounts, no coupon, no mail-in rebate) has gone live today 9/4/16, good until 10/1/16, featuring various Nikon D7100 and D5500 kits. You can see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo with body only prices for $650 (D5500) and $700 (D7100) and the rest of the kits price-adjusted accordingly. There are six options for the D5500 and five options for the D7100.
Back to the eBay Deals, this time we have an imported grey-market new condition full frame DSLR with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. It is the imported Grey-market Canon 6D Body Only going for $1099 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey).
This goes for $1500 in new condition at authorized Canon dealers with a Canon USA warranty, but they are allowed to include some free accessories and rewards, such as Adorama (various bundles with free accessories) and B&H Photo.
Somewhere in-between in price is an open-box Canon 6D body only for $1269 with a 1-year Canon USA warranty but no free accessories at Adorama where it is back-ordered but you can place an order if you like the price.
The 6D is also participating in various Pixma PRO printer bundles that involve traditional mail-in rebates, so that’s another alternative if you need the printer and/or do not object to the mail-in rebate and AMEX gift card process.
Tokina has a new round of mail-in rebate (MIR) until 10/31/16, see details at the PDF file. In addition to the mail-in rebates, Adorama is also offering 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) on the lenses. The rewards percentage is based on the price you pay at checkout. They are available in Canon and Nikon options, with free shipping:
Sigma has launched a new instant savings promotion featuring 17 zoom lenses, which you can find nicely organized at B&H Photo. The sale includes Canon-mount and Nikon-mount zoom lenses only, with prices ranging from $299 to $3399. Most of them also get 4% promotional rewards. This includes the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art for $899 with 4% rewards and free shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.
With the upcoming D3400 taking over the new entry-point into the Nikon APS-C DSLR line-up, we are seeing more D3300 specials. Case in point, also buzzing around the eBay Deals, the Beach Camera eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 two lens kit for $399 with free shipping in the red color scheme (the black is sold out). It includes the 18-55 and 55-200 DX VR II lenses along with the WU-1a and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for their refurbished products. Beach/BuyDig are authorized Nikon dealers. Limit three per buyer.
If you are pondering the upcoming Pentax 100mm f2.8 Macro lightning deal (starting at 5pm ET), there’s also an alternative that is on sale for a limited time, the Rokinon 100mm f2.8 Macro Lens goes for $369 in the Pentax K-mount and $435 in the Sony A-mount at B&H Photo. They also earn 2% rewards. The Canon and Nikon versions are not on sale. Keep in mind the Rokinon is a manual focus lens.
This 6-hour lightning deal expired…
This limited time offer expired…
The Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens is on sale until 11:59pm ET tonight (8/31/16) for $369 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts.
A total of 14 Rokinon Cine prime lens are participating in the Woot Electronics daily deal. A variety of T-primes are featured of different mounts, from 8mm to 85mm. Prices range from $250 to $550. Shipping is $5 flat. Sale ends on Thursday at 1am ET or earlier if any of them sellout.