Refurbished Nikon D800 with 24-120 f4 VR and SB-910 Speedlight and Corel software for $2700 [or refurbished D800 body for $1900]

A full frame Nikon starter kit, especially if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished camera gear, Adorama is offering the Nikon D800 body only and the 24-120mm f4 VR and the Speedlight SB-910, all manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, along with the Corel Software Kit (Aftershot, Paintshop, etc) and Lowepro shoulder bag for $2700 with free shipping… This is one of 70+ items at their Refurbished sale (mostly Nikons)…

UPDATE: if you only need the Nikon D800 body only, without the lens/flash/extras, you can get it, also in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, for $1900 with free shipping at Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon Df Body for $1900 OR with 50mm f1.8G for $2100

The Nikon Df in the black color scheme along with the 50mm f1.8G Special Edition lens are available in refurbished condition with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $2100 with free shipping at Adorama as part of their Refurbished sale.

UPDATE: they also have the refurbished Df body only (black color scheme) for $1900 with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. So the refurbished 50mm f1.8G SE lens is a +$200 in this case.

The new condition at authorized dealers Nikon Df with the 50mm goes for $3000, or $2750 as body only.

Refurbished Nikon Speedlights: SB500 for $160, SB700 for $250, SB910 for $430

The Adorama Refurbished sale includes a trio of refurbished Nikon Speedlights, with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. The SB-500 goes for $160, the SB-700 goes for $250, and the SB-900 goes for $430. With free shipping.

Refurbished Nikon P100 superzoom for $130

Zoom-zoom, the refurbished Nikon Coolpix P100 superzoom (26x optical) with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty is on sale for $130 with free shipping at Adorama. This is part of a sale of 70+ refurbished items (mostly Nikon).

Pre-order new Nikon DL-Series of 1-inch Fixed Lens Cameras with RAW

Nikon is joining the party of larger than 1/1.x” sensor compacts with RAW with a new series of cameras, the DL-Series, with a 1-inch backlit CMOS sensor in each and everyone of the three of them. Interestingly though, the lens gives each camera its name, bringing back hazy flashbacks of the Ricoh GXR series 🙂 The lens is in the camera name, so here they are, available for pre-order:

+ DL 18-50mm f1.8-2.8 for $850 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ DL 24-85mm f1.8-2.8 for $650 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ DL 24-500mm f2.8-5.6 for $1000 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

Pre-order new Nikon B700 (with RAW), B500, A900 Superzooms

Nikon has rebooted the naming scheme of their superzoom digital cameras, opting for a simpler A/B naming scheme. Today brought us three new 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS superzooms, the B700 with RAW and a 60x optical zoom lens, the B500 with a 40x optical zoom lens, and the A900 compact-zoom with a 35x optical zoom lens. They are available for pre-order as follows:

+ B700 for $500 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself

+ B500 for $300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself

+ A900 for $400 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself

No Pre-Orders Yet: Nikon DF-E1 Electronic Viewfinder

We start our last block of pre-order-ly posts with the Nikon DF-E1 Electronic Viewfinder to be used with the new DL Series Nikon cameras announced today. The EVF is not currently available for pre-ordering and it does not have a price yet, but at least it has a B&H Photo product page.

Buy 1 Get 1 for 10% off on 100+ Refurbished Nikon DSLRs, Mirrorless, Lenses, Coolpixies [Refurbished]

Also bubbling around among the eBay Deals is a big promotion from BuyDig’s eBay store. A total of 101 items are participating as of the time of writing, including DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, Lenses, and Coolpix cameras. It is a “Buy 1 Get 1 at 10% off” offer. It activates in the shopping cart when you add any two items to your shopping cart.

The value of the least expensive item is discounted, so strategically this works best if the items you are buying have similar prices (or you are buying two of the same). You can see all eligible items at the BuyDig Certified Refurbished promotion. Make sure you also check pages #2 and #3 over there, or sort by price (High or Low), or use the Categories on the left hand side of the page over there to drill further down.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix AW130 waterproof for $169 OR S6900 compact-zoom for $99

We are taking another break from the Pre-Orders Parade (many more to come still), with a series of refurbished Nikon Coolpix P&S digital cameras offered with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty from authorized dealer BuyDig’s eBay store as follows:

+ refurbished Coolpix AW130 waterproof in yellow for $169

+ refurbished Coolpix S6900 (12x optical; with case and 16GB card) for $99 OR add two to the shopping cart and save 10% off

+ these are among the 100+ refurbished Nikon camera gear eligible for the BuyDig “Buy 1 Get 1 at 10% off” promotion

Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 VR II for $359

Another manufacturer refurbished Nikon DSLR kit among the eBay Deals. Also offered by BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized dealer) is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55 VR II for $359 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. Limit 5 per customer.

Refurbished Nikon D5500 with 18-55 VR II for $500

Among the Trending eBay Deals (these are eBay daily deals that according to their algorithms are “trending” – you can find handy links to both in the Sidebar of this blog under “DAILY DEALS LINKS”) we find a more recent Nikon APS-C DSLR.

BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized dealers) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5500 with 18-55 VR II for $500 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. Limit five per customer during this promotion.

In new condition, at authorized dealers, the D5500 body only goes for $750, while the D5500 w/18-55 VR II kit goes for $850 (eg Adorama and Amazon and B&H Photo) with some free accessories and/or promotional rewards.

So as you can see, going refurbished if you need the same kit is $350 in savings, that’s many pockets full of change. But there are dozens of APS-C DSLRs and kit combinations, so you have many choices to consider considering.

Imported Nikon D750 body only for $1465

If you are comfortable with imported grey market DSLRs, among the many eBay Deals bubbling around, eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6%) offers the imported (grey market) Nikon D750 body only for $1465 with free shipping, with a limit of three per buyer. This does not come with a Nikon USA warranty. It is unclear from the listing whether GetItDigital offers their own 1-year warranty (typically they say so in “Item Specifics” but there’s no mention of it in this particular listing).

At authorized dealers, this goes for $2000, with a variety of free accessories and/or up to 4% rewards (=$80~) offered by Adorama (options include free $250 Audio Technica camera-mount microphone or Corel Software bundle) and B&H Photo ($80~ rewards & accessories) and Amazon itself (free accessories or free AT microphone).

UPDATE:: Speaking of eBay, their current spotlight offer is an HDMI cable for $2 (3 feet) or $3 (15 feet) with free shipping. Limit 50 per customer. This ships from Brooklyn (New York) from eBay seller “BuySuperDeal” (99.5%). Over 5400 HDMI cables got sold through this listing so far. The other sizes sold out.

Refurbished Nikon D800 with 24-120 f4 VR and SB-910 Speedlight and Corel Software for $2789

For some, a compromise between new-condition from authorized dealers vs new-condition from importers/grey-market may be refurbished with a manufacturer’s warranty. If so, Adorama has a Nikon D800 refurbished bundle for $2789 with free shipping. For these, you get the following manufacturer refurbished Nikon gear: the D800 body only, the 24-120mm f4 VR lens and the SB-910 Speedlight. All these are manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. You also receive the Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit (Elite Edition) which includes AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7. The software is not refurbished. This is a while supplies last promotion.

If you are interested in the Corel software but not the Nikon D800, Adorama has another bundle, they are bundling the Corel software with the Dell XPS 13 13.3″ Infinity Quad HD+ Laptop (3200×1800, 13.3″, touchscreen, 2.6 lbs, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, card reader, 5th Generation Intel Core i7-5500U, HD Graphics 5500, Mini DisplayPort, Win 8.1 with free Win10 upgrade, etc)

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)

This “substitute teacher’ daily deal expired…

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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.