They said it couldn’t be done, but slowly and steadily we see more lenses that the naysayers said they couldn’t be done! Or something like that if lens-making was a sporting-event post-game interview 🙂 Which brings us to the brand new Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED lens, available for pre-order for $2200 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
The current iteration of the Nikon Lens Instant Savings expires on 7/30/16 and it features a variety of lenses. Adorama is sweetening the offer by including extra lens-related accessories and the Corel software bundle (that includes AfterShot and PSP) for the same price as without the free accessories.
You can find the participating lenses nicely organized at the promotional page. They are:
+ Primes: 35/1.8 for $167, 50/1.8 for $177, 40/2.8 for $247, 10.5 f2.8 fishy for $597
+ Zooms: 12-24/4 for $947, 17-85/2.8 for $1197, 24-70/2.8 for $1797
Part of this round is also the Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f2.8-4 DX VR going for $2567, a much more reasonable price than the $3100+ that Nikon decided to start this kit at. The D500 already has an APS-C price premium baked into it, creating a kit with a lens premium in it as well, was probably not the smartest idea. Which is why the invisible hand of the market grabbed it by the ear and lowered the price 🙂
Zoom-zoom now with one of the most recent models, the Nikon Coolpix B500 with a 40x optical zoom is currently on sale for $257 at authorized dealers, but Adorama is selling it at the same price with a handful of free items: Lowepro Edit 110 bag, 16GB Delkin SDHC card, 4pk Duracell Coppertop AA batteries, ProOptic cleaning kit, tiny tabletop tripod, and the Corel software kit (which includes AfterShot and PSP).
Best Buy is running another special sale, this time though the offers get revealed depending on your Rewards Level. Yesterday the offers were revealed to Elite Rewards members (those who made $1500+ in annual purchases). Today the sales are open to all MyBestBuy rewards members (it’s free to join). To see the offers, you must be logged on with a Best Buy account that is participating in their Rewards program. Otherwise Mutombo awaits 🙂
Among the offers they have the Nikon Coolpix S33 for $120. The cameras are towards the bottom of the page. The sale prices take a few seconds to overlay in some kind of a sale animation, so depending on how fast your device/connection is, you may not see them quickly. Screenshot crop below:
Canon and Nikon branded Battery Grips and Packs and Such discounted with Coupon (MB-D14, MB-D12, WT-7A, BG-E11, LP-4EN)
A new coupon promotion for these Canon and Nikon branded battery grips and packs and assorted items. Coupon code SOOOGOOD (yes, that’s the coupon name, cut and paste if you don’t feel like typing) gets you the following items at a discount until 7/30/16 at Adorama:
+ Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack / Grip for D600 & D610 for $199
+ Nikon MB-D12 Multi Battery Power Pack / Grip for D800 and D810 for $331
+ Nikon WT-7A Wireless Transmitter for $649
+ Canon LP-E4N Battery Pack for EOS-1D C, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1D X and EOS-1Ds Mark III for $139
+ Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R for $249
The new condition with Nikon USA warranty has a bundle with various extras at Adorama. You get the standard lens kit plus a ProOptic 52mm MC UV filter, a lens cap tether, a cleaning kit, $3.34 in promotional rewards and the Corel software bundle that includes Aftershot PRO and Paintshop PRO… Optionally when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” area you add to your order Photoshop Elements 14 for +$29 or both Pho and Premiere for +$49… This too is part of their Adorama BirthDay Sale…
The Nikon 50mm f1.8G prime lens, in new condition with Nikon USA warranty has a couple of special promotions at Adorama for $177 with free shipping. What differs are the freebies, you either get $7 promotional rewards or a more diverse bundle that has $3.54 in promotional rewards along with a 58mm ProOptic MC filter and 1-year NewLeaf spills and drop warranty… Both of these are eligible for an optional “Special Offer” (expand yellow area over there) that lets you add to your order Photoshop Elements 14 for +$29 or both Pho and Premiere for +$49…
It’s refurbished Nikon zoom lens action now, the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR is offered manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $200 with free shipping at Adorama… In parallel, the 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED VR II AF-S DX is offered in similar condition for $100 with free shipping… These are part of the Adorama BirthDay Sale…
We have another Nikon lens from authorized dealers in new condition! It is the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX and it’s going for $167 with some extras that vary by retailer… At B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards and a 52mm Sunpak filter kit… At Adorama there are various freebies, including promotional rewards and lens-y accessories and Corel software bundle… At Amazon the freebies are stingier, you get a Shutterfly coupon, and 5% if you have the Prime Store Credit card…
As of 7/7/16 recheck, this sale is over…
A rare market-driven lens discount! The Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR is currently on sale for $247 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten units per customer.
The Nikon D500 body only remains at $2000, but Nikon has taken the axe to the price of the D500 with 16-80mm kit, dropping it from $3067 to $2567, a $500 drop, as you can see at B&H Photo which offers free Next Day Delivery (eligible USA addresses).
A new cycle of Nikon authorized Instant Savings has began, featuring seven different Nikon SLR lenses, a mix of zooms and primes. You can see them all at B&H Photo.
To the eBay Deals if and only if you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras without a manufacturer warranty. eBay seller Photo4Less (99.9%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey market Nikon D7100 body only for $530 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of warranty, so assume none comes with it.
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for people who like good in-stock news. The Pentax K-1 body only is now in-stock in full force, three different retailers have it ready to ship at its starting price of $1800: Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.
Good news for Nikon D500 Body Only hunters, it is in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.
The current iteration of Nikon SLR Lenses Instant Savings initiated by Nikon USA is set to expire on 7/2/16 at 11:59pm ET. A number of the participating lenses earn 2% promotional rewards and get free a filter and/or other free accessories. You can see the participating lenses with these promotions at Adorama (a total of 12 options are available).
Back to the eBay Deals again, with another imported camera promotion. eBay seller Photo4Less (99.9%, New York) is offering the imported grey-market Nikon D7200 body only for $750 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume no warranty whatsoever. Over 330 units got sold so far.
At authorized dealers, the D7200 body only kit goes for $1100 and gets various free accessories, such as at Adorama.
It’s back in-stock and ready to ship again, the Nikon Macro and Portrait lens kit (the 35mm f1.8G DX and the 85mm f3.5G DX VR Macro) along with $20 promotional rewards to be used on future purchases are back in-stock at Adorama for $497 with free shipping.
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and since the previous updates, we have some good news on the Nikon D500 front. The D500 body only is now in-stock at its starting price of $2000 at Amazon by Amazon herself and Adorama and B&H Photo… Meanwhile the D500 w/16-80mm kit is now in-stock at Amazon as well for its obscure price of $3067… On the Canon 1D X II CFAST Kit front, the Adorama website has a LOW STOCK alert, which means it may go out of stock soon (depending on demand as usual since this is a $6000 flagship)… It should go without saying when not mentioned in these alerts, the Pentax K-1 remains out of stock…
PS: if the Stock Status Tracker looks a bit different, it’s because we retired the Nikon D5 kits. They had been steadily in-stock for a number of days in a row, so there is no need to track them any more. If you have any not-yet-released cameras you’d like to see tracked, please leave a comment or use the online contact form.
There are so many Nikon APS-C DSLRs available these days, especially when you factor in the used and refurbished market, which is great for choices, but mayhaps a decision headache. One of those options is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5000 body only with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty going for $270 with free shipping at Adorama.
We are updating the Stock Status Tracker and we have a breaking in-stock news alert, the Nikon D500 body only is currently in-stock for $2000 with free next day delivery at B&H Photo… Meanwhile the estimate at Amazon is now June 16…
UPDATE: The D500 with 16-80mm is also in-stock for $3067 at B&H Photo.
The action picks up at the eBay Trending 100 where Beach Camera is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm DX VR II for $299 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. Limit two per customer during this promotion.
Alternately, if you need a holster-style camera bag and the Corel Software Bundle (that includes AfterShot and Paintshop), you can get it bundled up as such for $330 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
This 4-hour sale expired…
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and the biggest change with this update is that the Nikon D500 body only remains in-stock but has a “low stock” alert at Adorama, so if you have a short term buy-interest in the camera, this is something to consider considering.
To the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2380 with free shipping. This only gets a 30-day seller warranty and that’s it. This may have been part of a kit with a lens, with the lens removed (to be sold separately for more $profits$).
The offer may be for more high risk offers, if you happen to need accessories or Lightroom 6, you may be better off paying $2800 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty from Adorama that has three different bundles with free items going for $2800:
+ lots of accessories but no LR6: Green Extreme Extra Battery, 66-inch Takama tripod, Flashpoint remote shutter thing, Flashpoint release cable thing, Lowepro Nova 17L AW shoulder bag, and Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8
+ you get either a 32GB Lexar SDHC or a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC, there’s conflicting info
+ lots of accessories: replaces Lowepro bag with cleaning kit (I think)
We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for Nikon and Canon shooters, both Nikon D500 and both Nikon D5 and both Canon 1D X II kits are currently in-stock at their starting flagship prices… Meanwhile the Pentax K-1 remains in back-order/pre-order status, for example the B&H Photo estimate is July 2016. Well, we K-waited for 10+ years, what’s a few more weeks [sea salt on the open wound!]…