Nikon D5300 w/18-140 and 55-200 DX VR lenses and Extras for $897

If you are interested in Nikon APS-C DSLR kits but have no interest or use in the standard 18-55 kit lens, B&H Photo has a Nikon D5300 2-Lens Kit with the 18-140mm DX VR and the 55-200 DX VR II lenses, along with a Lowepro shoulder bag and 16GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, along with 4% promotion rewards ($36~) all together for $897 with free expedited shipping.

If the above kit is not of interest, they have 15 more Nikon D5300 bundles featuring body-only, 1-lens and 2-lens bundles. All of them get 4% promotional rewards.

Needless to say, there are many APS-C Nikon DSLRs, various kits and colors, and various options (authorized, authorized-refurbished, new-imported, used, open-box, etc). Deciding is not always an easy task :)

Four Zeiss ZF.2 Primes (21, 28, 50, 85) with Transport Case for $4500 (Nikon F)

Close your eyes Zeiss prime fans of the Nikon persuasion. Your wallet will thank you if you just close your eyes now! B&H Photo is offering a Four Lens Zeiss ZF.2 Nikon F-mount Bundle with matching protective transport case for $4500 with free expedited shipping. You get two f2.8 Distagon T*s (21mm, 28mm) and two f1.4 Planar T*s (50mm, 85mm).

PS: A laser disc with the music video for the super smash hit “Zeiss, Zeiss Baby” is NOT included (perhaps because it does not exist!).

Refurbished RED Nikon Coolpix L32 w/90 day Nikon warranty for $49 w/free S&H

Red for Chinese New Year, Red for Valentine’s, Red for Melisandre at the eBay Deals where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished red Nikon Coolpix L32 P&S AA-powered digital camera for $49 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. Limit five per customer.

Speaking of eBay, if you like to get photo/art-related supplies from Michael’s, you can Pay $40, Get $50 Michaels Gift Card via email, sold by PayPal’s Digital Gifts.

Refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $20 w/free S&H

On the budget front, if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is offering the thusly refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $20 with free shipping. The refurbished averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 35mm reviews.

For more action, check the latest Adorama Specials page (500+ options).

Imported Nikon D810 body only for $2220

The Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 at authorized dealers which are allowed by Nikon to include a variety of free extra accessories and promotional rewards (eg Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon).

But if you are comfortable with grey-market imported camera gear that comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Nikon USA), then among the offers bubbling around the eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-marked Nikon D810 body only offered for $2220 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%), not Nikon USA. Limit three per customer. Nearly 1000 units got sold from this listing so far according to the page over there.

As usual with situations like this, it is up to you to decide where you draw the line on risk vs price vs other related trade-offs.

Nikon Coolpix L840 (38x optical) with Extras for $197

More superzoom action, the Nikon Coolpix L840 (38x optical, four AA) is now on sale for $197 with free shipping at authorized dealers but that’s not all. Adorama has two different bundles with free extra accessories: Bundle #1 includes a 16GB Toshiba SD card, an Adorama Slinger bag, and a cleaning kit… Bundle #2 includes a microfiber cleaning cloth, a portable bluetooth speaker (not related to the camera but it’s free and included) and $8~ promotional rewards…

Nikon 10mm f2.8 CX 1-System for $147

It’s Prime time for the 1-System shooters with the Nikon 1-System 10mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $147 with free expedited shipping in either black or white, and with 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at B&H Photo.

Still good: Nikon Portrait and Macro DX bundle for $497

This Nikon prime DX duo was making the rounds at Black Friday but managed to resurface. You pay $497, and for that you get a portrait (85mm f3.5G DX VR) and a macro (35mm f1.8G DX) Nikon lenses. This is available at B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Adorama (4% rewards) and various at Amazon (5% rewards with Prime Store Credit card).

Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX: $170 refurbished OR imported/grey-market

We mentioned a few budget Nikon primes offered as grey-market/imported last week, but I forgot to mention the 35mm f1.8G DX lens. It is available in new condition but imported/grey-market with no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing for $170 with free shipping by eBay seller PhotoVideo4Less on eBay. Over 1600 units have been sold so far from this eBay listing. Of those, I don’t know how many understood the warranty trade-offs…

Alternately, also paying $170 with free shipping, you can get this lens manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty from Adorama.

In new condition, this lens goes for $200 at authorized Nikon dealers, eg Amazon or B&H Photo (4% rewards) or Adorama (free UV filter and 2% rewards).

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix P530 (42x) for $149

We now really zoom-zoom to the eBay Deals where the BuyDig eBay store (Beach/Buydig are authorized dealers) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix P530 superzoom (42x optical) with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $149 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99 w/free S&H

The action continues when you scroll further down the eBay Deals (it can take half a day to go through them all). If you are going to take a chance on an imported grey-market lens, a simple prime lens with a double figure price is about as low of a risk one can take. Which brings us to the imported grey-market new-condition Nikon 50mm f1.8D Lens offered for $99 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.8%), with a limit of 50 per customer. Perfect quantity limit if you are planning to have an Oprah moment at your office or living room, “Look under your chairs, you get a 50, you get a 50, and you get a 50, and you get a 50!”

Speaking of Nikon primes, also imported grey-market new-condition, it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G with a UV filter and cleaning kit going for $174 with free shipping by eBay seller “6ave” (98.8%) with a limit of 50 per customer. It comes with a one-year warranty from Six Avenue, not from Nikon USA.

Since we are talking low priced Nikon imports, the grey market new condition Nikon SB-300 Flash is offered for $120 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer by eBay seller Peach Photo.

Nikon DSLR Combined Purchase Discounts expire 1/30/16 (D3300 up to D4s)

The current iteration of the Nikon DSLR Combined Purchase Instant Discounts expires on 1/30/16. You can find the current iteration of the offers nicely organized by DSLR (D3300 all the way up to the D4s) at B&H Photo. Lens options vary depending on the DSLR level and sensor size.

Refurbished Nikon D7200 body for $770 (w/90-day Nikon-USA warranty)

Adorama has another manufacturer-refurbished Nikon DSLR, this time a more recent model, discounted perhaps partially thanks to the announcement of the D500 APS-C flagship. It is the manufacturer-refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $770 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

Refurbished Nikon D5300 body only for $400

We have two more back to back refurbished Nikon D5x00 DSLR offers from Adorama. We start with the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5300 body only offered for $400 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. Offer ends 1/31/16 or earlier if sold out.

Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 VR and 64GB SD for $380

The other refurbished Nikon D5x00 offer at Adorama is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm DX VR with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty along with 2% rewards and a 64GB Lexar Class 10 UHS-I U1 SDXC Memory Card included by Adorama for $380 with free shipping. Offer ends 1/31/16 or earlier if sold out.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 & 55-200 (both VR) for $369

The party continues at the eBay Deals where the BuyDig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 Two Lens Kit with the 18-55 VR II and the 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED VR II lenses for $369 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. All items included are refurbished. Limit five per customer.

Strategically, there are many options in the sub-$500 Nikon DSLR world and one has to trade-off the number of lenses, the newness of the DSLR, the feature comparison of newer vs older models, new vs refurbished vs used, and things like that. It’s good to have choices, but sometimes choices mean more homework and spreadsheets for assisting in comparisons and trade-offs :) Certainly if we ask our 2002 selves that had to pay $2000 for an APS-C dSLR, most of us would gladly take the decision-headache at $400 versus the one choice per mount at $2000 :)

Speaking of eBay, if you print pictures at CVS, this offer is almost over, Pay $88, Get $100 CVS Plastic Gift Card by Mail from eBay seller svmgiftcards (99.6%). Limit 3 per buyer. As of the time of writing, 1905 gift cards got sold. I don’t know if it expires at exactly 2000 units.

As usual with the eBay featured deals, they are limited time offers that last from a few hours up to a few days…

Nikon-branded Batteries and Accessories Sale (22 options)

Adorama has a Nikon-branded Batteries and Accessories sale featuring a total of 22 items, including ten different EN-EL batteries. All these are Nikon-branded, not third-party. That page is of the ever-scrolling kind, you have to keep scrolling to see all participating items.

(ENDED) Nikon D3200 w/18-55 VR II for $355 (ends Tue 1am ET)

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Nikon 85/3.5 DX VR + 35/1.8 DX + $20 Rewards for $500

If you missed this one during the holiday shopping season, it’s back, it’s the Nikon Macro Portrait DX lens kit, with the 85mm f3.5 DX VR and 35mm f1.8 DX sold together, along with $20~ in promotional rewards with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is an actual Nikon kit, it also includes two short photography guides (macro, portrait) and a voucher for a free Craftsy online class.

Refurbished Nikon D7000 body only for $350

If of all the Nikon APS-C dSLRs (including the upcoming D500 APS-C flagship), it is the good old Nikon D7000 body only the one you want, it is currently featured as one of the front page eBay Deals, offered in manufacturer refurbished condition for $350 with a 90 day Nikon warranty and free shipping by Roberts Digital of Indianapolis, with a limit of five per customer.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 DX VR for $280

To the eBay Deals we geaux where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 DX VR for $279 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. They come with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

Pre-order new Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight for $600

It was not just new flagship DSLRs for Nikon, they also have a brand new flash, the Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight with a pre-order price of $600, available through Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

Pre-order new Nikon D5 Flagship DSLR for $6500 in either Compactflash or XQD version

Nikon opted for a Union of the Two Flagship Towers at CES 2016. In parallel with the D500, they have also revealed their new full frame DSLR flagship, the D5, with a starting price of $6500. What is a bit unusual here is that we have two (!) versions of the camera, one takes Compactflash and the other takes XQD memory cards. This is a dual slot camera, but you get two of the same memory card format, not one of each. They are already available for pre-order for $6500 as follows:

+ D5 Compact Flash at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ D5 XQD at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ you can find these added to the reference/tracking page for New Cameras & Lenses of 2016

Pre-order new Nikon D500 APS-C DSLR for $2000

Chatter of the death of APS-C as a serious photography format got squelched today by Nikon as they revealed their brand new APS-C flagship camera, the new D500, with a pre-order price of $2000 for the body only. To further stress their seriousness in its seriousness, they are also releasing a D500 kit with the 18-60mm f2.8-4E ED VR lens for $3070. These are available for pre-order right now as follows:

+ D500 body only for $2000 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ D500 w/16-80mm f2.8-4 VR for $3070 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ you can find these added to the reference/tracking page for New Cameras & Lenses of 2016

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $200

On the other hand, if you are fond of VR lenses, the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR is available in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $200 with free shipping at Adorama where it is part of their ongoing refurbished Nikon sale.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm DX non-VR for $89

If you are not fond of VR, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX is currently available for $89 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 DX VR and 64GB microSD for $380

If you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished DSLR gear, there’s more drip-dropping on the Nikon DSLR front. Adorama is bundling the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55 DX VR with 2% promotional rewards (around $7.50~) and a 64GB Samsung microSDXC card (with SD adapter) for $380 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty… Optionally if you purchase this with a Flashpoint on-camera flash, you can get a combined purchase discount (two options of Flashpoint flashes)…

This is part of a refurbished Nikon DSLR Gear sale at Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon P610 (60x) superzoom for $255

We have two back to back superzooms. We start with a 60x optical zoom ratio, the Nikon Coolpix P610 is offered in manufacturer-refurbished condition with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $255 with free shipping at Adorama. The new condition price is $380 at authorized dealers.

Offer ends at 1/5/16 and it part of an on-going refurbished Nikon sale at Adorama.

To save up on blog-posts, I am mixing in a camera bag sale as well, also at Adorama, it is the Crumpler 3 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag for $15 with free shipping. NOTE: “3 million” is the camera bag’s name. You will not find $3 million in cash inside the bag :)

Nikon DSLR + Lens Combined Purchase Discounts expire 1/2/16

The Nikon DSLR + Lens combined purchase discounts expire on 1/2/16 as well in their current iteration. You can see the various options and combinations nicely organized by DSLR at B&H Photo. Some of these offers may not return later on, but again, I have no way of knowing for certain. Participating Nikon DSLRs range from the D3300 all the way up to the Df and D4S.

10% Rewards on 44 Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering 10% Promotional rewards on 44 different Canon and Nikon DSLR kits and Lenses. This is mostly four-figure items, such as the D810, 5D Mark III, 6D, f2.8 professional zooms, peaking with the $10,300 Nikon 500mm f4E VR which will get you $1,030 rewards to use on future B&H purchases. There are two pages of eligible items, so don’t forget to check page #2 over there. No coupon is needed. An expiration date is not mentioned. When it expires, you will no longer see it mentioned there (that’s how you’ll know it’s over).

Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control for $18 to $23

The Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (infrared) is currently on sale for $18 at B&H Photo. Free shipping if your order total is $49 or more, so you may want to bundle it with another purchase or wait until you want to make a bigger purchase… If you are a Prime member, you can get it for $21 fulfilled by Amazon… Or $23 with free shipping at Adorama

Refurbished Nikon 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $185

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty is currently on sale for $185 with free shipping at Adorama… This is part of their refurbished Nikon sale… Speaking of Adorama, they are offering this 34″ Class LG UltraWide IPS LED Monitor (3440 x 1440, 21:9, MAC Compatible, 34UM95C-P) for $525 with free shipping…

Refurbished Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR for $650

There’s an f4 zoom too participating in the manufacturer refurbished Nikon party at Adorama, it is the Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR going for $650 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

Refurbished Nikon D5300 Body for $400

The manufacturer refurbished black Nikon D5300 body only is currently offered for $400 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon D3200 Body for $230

The manufacturer refurbished RED Nikon D3200 body only is currently on sale for $230 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama… If you prefer the black color scheme and the 18-55 DX VR II kit lens, that goes for $300 with free shipping and 90 day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama… If you also happen to need any camera accessories, expand the yellow Special Offer to see combined purchase discounts…

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR for $319

There are many Nikon DSLRs in both and refurbished condition, making decisions more difficult in a sort of good way. One such option is the manufacturer refurbished black Nikon D3300 with the 18-55 DX VR II lens and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty and 2% in promotional rewards at Adorama.

For more, check the refurbished Nikon sale.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Nikon D7100 Body + WU-1a adapter for $479

As of a 12/26/15 recheck, this sold out and can no longer be ordered… For more action, check the Adorama refurbished Nikon sale

IF you are looking for an advanced Nikon APS-C DSLR body under $500, one option is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 body only bundled with the refurbished WU-1a wireless adapter and with $9.58 in promotional rewards for $479 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.

Nikon D610 body with MB-D14 Battery Grip for $1500

The Nikon D610 body only is bundled with the Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack for $1500 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout… If you are not fond of battery grips, it is bundled with various other accessories, for example at B&H it is bundled with a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription for $1500, while Adorama is offering four different free accessory bundles for $1500 as well… $1500 is the standard price of the body only kit at authorized Nikon dealers…

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR with B+W 82mm Filter for $2200 (limit 3)

Workhorse zoom action now, the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR lens is bundled with a B+W 82mm filter, together for $2200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. You have two options of free B+W filter, either with the Clear UV Haze with MRC or with the HTC Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with MRC (multi-resistant coating). The filters on their own go for $69 and $160 respectively. Limit three of each option per customer.

Free NEXT DAY shipping on select Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Zeiss, Hasselblad products

Breaking shipping news alert! B&H Photo has just launched their FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion for the holidays. Over 2000 products are eligible for this promotion. You can filter them over there by product category (first set of buttons) or by manufacturer (second set of numerous buttons). Included in the promotion are 160+ Canon items, 150+ Nikon items, 80+ Sony items, 40+ Panasonic items, 20+ Zeiss items. The other camera manufacturers are not participating.

UPDATE: Fuji and Olympus and Hasselblad are also participating but they don’t have brand-name box. You can click “Photography” on the first set of boxes, and filter on the left hand by manufacturer by selecting “Fujifilm” or “Olympus” or “Hasselblad”.

Other photo-related brands part of the FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion include Tamrac, Spider, Lowepro, Impossible, Westcott, Drobo, Fotodiox, DJI, Flir, iKan, DXO, Wolverine, Impact, Vello, Oben, Ruggard, etc.