The Nikon A Big-Sensor-Prime’s price took a while but finally started coming down to reality. You can now buy two of these for the price of one Fuji X100T. You can buy two because B&H Photo has the Nikon A cameras (either color) on sale for $600 with free shipping and free pouch and 16GB SDHC card. With free expedited shipping.
This limited time offer expired with 100% claimed…
The headliner of the Lightning Deals camera-wise for Monday is the certified refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR and 55-200 DX lenses offered for $500 with free shipping, sold by Beach Camera on Amazon, with the order fulfilled by Amazon (eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping). Offer ends by 2:50pm ET or earlier if sold out.
We updated the Black Friday Ad analysis mega-post at the main blog with a breakdown of the ads from Target, Sears and Walmart. The biggest discount perhaps is the Nikon Coolpix L330 compact-zoom (26x) offered for $100 at Target. They typically have one exclusive model number from Nikon they use as a doorbuster every year.
Also one of the featured eBay Deals is the new condition imported/grey-marked Nikon D610 body offered for $1200 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is bigvalueinc (99.4%). Over 120 cameras got sold through this eBay listing so far.
NOTE: this does not come with a manufacturer warranty. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller. This was part of the D610 with lens kit, but the lens removed. Selling the lens and body separately is more profitable since the bundle has a built-in discount. Some sellers use the term “broken kit” to describe this but it’s an unfortunate term because when a shopper reads “broken”, they run away scared
The standard Nikon D610 body only kit from authorized Nikon USA dealers goes for $1600 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo), so you have trade-offs, such as $400 vs manufacturer-warranty, authorized Nikon dealers vs eBay sellers and such. It’s up to you to triangulate your risk matrix on deals like this – there’s no one size fits all answer.
If you are comfortable buying prime lenses that don’t come with a manufacturer warranties, one of the featured eBay Deals is the new condition Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX lens offered for $155 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is photovideo4less (99.8% [corrected; not 98.8%]). Nearly 500 lenses got sold through this eBay listing so far. Again, keep in mind this does not come with a manufacturer warranty. For some the risk may be acceptable, a low price simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a $4000 tilt-shift lens For others, it may not. We blog, you decide! This is not a “nanny state” blog – we don’t decide for you
If you are part of the Citibank Thank You Rewards program (many of their credit cards are part of this program), they will have select merchandise redemption promotions on Cyber Monday (December 1st, 2014). Of the ones shown on their website, the Nikon Coolpix L830 will be offered for 50% off in redemption points. Normally this requires 29600 points to be redeemed, which is very unfavorable considering the camera goes for $200 at Amazon and will go for $170 with freebies during Black Friday. However, on Cyber Monday, you can redeem this for half the points, so 50% of 29600 = 14800 = $148 equivalent assuming a 1:1 points to pennies ratio.
This turned into a long post (I need to stop reading GRRM, it worsens my sprawling writing “condition”), more after the break…
If you are curious about the Nikon CX 1-system but don’t want to break the bank, you can get the black factory refurbished Nikon J3 with 10-30mm VR for $190 with free shipping at BuyDig.com. Offer ends by 11/23/14.
For more sale items, check their November 2014 Blowout Sale (expires 11/30/14 or earlier for items that sell out).
B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:
+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150
+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors
+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.
+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440
+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600
+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)
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UPDATE (11/18/14): as of this update, this is marked as an “Item Under Review”. It will be unavailable for purchase for a few hours/days until it gets sorted out. It is not uncommon for this thing to show up on various Amazon.com listings.
Amazon is now selling refurbished products “natively” (on the main product page), not just the Warehouse Deals. One of the guinea pigs of this new development is the refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 going for $630 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart. This is sold by Amazon herself, not marketplace sellers… An annotated screenshot crop of the product page showing all these is after the jump (it is a tall picture, so it’s not on the front page to prevent taking over the whole page).
NOTE: you may not see this format when you visit that page – the Amazon web servers often test different versions on different browsers, operating systems, screen sizes, and Viewports (the visible part in the actual browser window, which on a desktop may be significantly different from the screen size/resolution; that was a long way of saying, browser windows can be of many different sizes on a desktop, from full screen to tiny little boxes).
Just in time for the holidays, the Nikon DSLR Instant Savings have been updated at B&H Photo, you can add as many lenses as you like and the savings will keep adding up. This is a one-DSLR and multiple-lenses purchased together in the same shopping cart promotion. Here is an example, a direct link to the Nikon D750 page over there. All those lenses scrolling down are eligible for this promotion.
To the latest eBay Deals we geaux where we find the imported / gra market new condition Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom offered for $230 with free shipping by eBay seller “bigvalueinc” (99.3%). Please note this does not come with a Nikon USA warranty because it was imported by the seller without their “blessings”. The seller offers their own one year warranty… The new condition price from authorized Nikon dealers is currently $350 (eg Amazonia)… Given the price difference, for some, this may be a reasonable risk. For others not so. We blog, you decide!
UPDATE: if you prefer the comfort of a blessed-by-Nikon USA model, you can get it for $230 with free shipping, in factory refurbished condition from BuyDig’s eBay store. So you can trade-off new/imported vs refurbished/authorized. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!
Back to the eBay Featured Deals we go where Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR II kits for $400 with free shipping and handling and with a 90 day Nikon warranty. Limit five per buyer. As always, this is a limited time offer.
We are now starting to digest the B&H PDN Specials, starting with a nice Big Sensor Prime offer. The “Nikon A”, in new condition, is on sale for $700 and during this sale, B&H Photo will also include the Nikon DF-CP1 optical viewfinder for FREE! This is available in either black Nikon A bundle or silver Nikon A bundle. Promotion ends on 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.
If you are looking for a double-figures superzoom that is powered by AA batteries and you are cool with manufacturer refurbished cameras, Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L610 for $70 with free shipping (black or silver) and the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L620 (black) for $85 with free shipping. These are powered by two AA batteries.
The Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR DX dSLR lens is currently on sale for $610 with free shipping and a 45-day return policy at BuyDig.com which also includes three bonus items: Hoya 67mm UV MC filter, 59-inch Bower tripod, and lens cleaning pen… It goes for $620 at Amazon with free 2-day shipping and $630 with a free three filter kit at Adorama… You may have to do the add-to-cart song-and-dance in order to see the prices…
There are plenty of Nikon APS-C dSLRs out there, but if you happen to be specifically looking for the good old Nikon D7000 body only, and you want it in new condition, you can get it as an Import Model (Gray Market) for $570 with free shipping at Abe’s of Maine. The Loyalty10/Loyalty15 do not work on this one.
On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon USA “blessed” camera, and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished, you can get the D7000 body only for $590 by Adorama on eBay – thanks to Mark C. for spotting the lower price! (or $610 at Adorama with free expedited shipping.)
B&H Photo is selling the Nikon D610 body only kit for $1700 full frame dollars and at this time, they are automatically including the following freebies with your order: Shoulder bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, Watson extra battery, and 2% promotional rewards (= $34). You also get free Expedited shipping.
Optionally, the various Nikon D610 kits are eligible for the Nikon SLR Instant Savings. Simply go to the page of the D610 kit of interest, look for the “Savings Available” part of the page, and click on the tiny “View All Savings” link to see all available options.
We check upon the eBay Deals once again where we find a bundle deal of sorts offered by reputable camera dealer Beach Camera’s eBay store – for $430 with free shipping you get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm PLUS Adobe Lightroom 5 full version. Limit five bundles per customer!
This daily deal expired…
Also part of the Woot Electronics deal of the day, you can get the refurbished Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm for $250 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer. Offer ends by 1am ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out… Keep in mind, the D3000 is quite old in DSLR years…