Nikon DSLR Combined Purchase Discounts return (one DSLR, multiple lenses)

The Nikon combined purchase DSLR + Lens discounts are back at Amazon. You can purchase one DSLR and multiple lenses in the same shopping cart transaction, and receive a discount for each eligible lens. You can see all options at the Amazon promotional page.

TIP #1: not every lens is eligible for every dSLR. This is mentioned on the aforelinked page, but to be on the safe side, add the items of interest and check and double-check the discounts on the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page

TIP #2: some of the bundles with free accessories are also eligible for this promotion. For example, when looking at the D5300 options page, carefully peruse to find the color/kit combo with the free extras. The extras are typically an AmazonBasics DSLR bag and 32GB SD card.

TIP #3: the just announced Nikon D7200 shows this promotion on its product page, but when I add it to cart with various lenses there are no discounts. There are two possible explanations: 1) because the camera is not shipping yet, the discounts are not working or 2) the promotion has not yet been activated in the shopping cart, or 3) both or 4) something else

In case you haven’t seen or done one of these promotions in a while, here is an annotated screenshot shot of the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page with one DSLR and a few lenses added to the shopping cart.


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Pre-order new Nikon Coolpix P900 with 83x optical (!)

The Size Wars continue in the world of superzoom digital cameras with Nikon taking a Zoomiagra with their all new Coolpix P900, which comes with an 83x (eighty three) optical zoom VR lens, with a 24-2000 mm equivalent range. It is available for pre-order for an appropriately-zoomed price of $600 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon.

You can find this and more at the Interesting Cameras of 2015 Reference page.

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Pre-order new Nikon D7200 for $1200

The Nikon D7000 was one of the milestone DSLRs in the APS-C segment. Fast forward to today, and Nikon has revealed the third generation model in this series, the D7200, with a body only starting price of $1200, and a with 18-140 starting price of $1500. Pre-orders are available for this at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.

In parallel, they launched the $250 ME-W1 wireless microphone (Bluetooth).

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(ENDED) Mon: Fuji JX 665 blue P&S camera for $60 w/free S&H

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(ENDED) Tue: Panasonic TS5 orange for $200

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday 3/3/15 is the orange Panasonic TS5 elementproof digital camera offered for $200 with free shipping.

Speaking of B&H, they have a number of WPPI Specials to coincide with the wedding trade show.

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(ENDED) Ends Tue 3am ET: Gold Box on Hard Disks, SSDs, Monitors, USB Flash drives, etc

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Pentax K-50 two lens kit with either $50GC or Flash for $527

There are many Pentax K-50 colors and kits around. At the lowest point, $367 gets you the red K-50 body only with bonus AF-200FG flash and 32SD and 4% promotional rewards (= $14.xx~).

The bang for the buck is the black K-50 two lens kit with the 18-55 WR and 55-200 WR lenses and AF-200FG flash and 4% rewards (= $21~) going for $527 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

However, if you don’t want/need the flash, Adorama has another bundle that substitutes the flash with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for the same $527 total price.

If you prefer other body colors or kit combinations, Adorama has a total of 18 different kits to ponder over. You can try sorting by price (low/high or high/low) or other factors to get a better handle of the many and more options.

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New Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates (exp 3/28/15)

A new round of Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates has gone live, covering the period of March 1-28 in 2015. Just like before, the rebates are in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card (not a paper check). You can see participating lenses at Amazon. Each eligible lens has the mail-in rebate offer on its product page. This is a direct link to the PDF form.

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Canon 5D Mark III drops to $2500 without rebate [even less with mail-in rebate bundles]

The previous round of Canon mail-in rebates ended on 2/28/15. The camera rebates were not carried forward, but the price of the Canon 5D Mark III body only officially dropped to $2500 (without rebate) at various authorized dealers such as Amazon and Adorama (page down to see all the bundles with various free accessories).

However, if you don’t mind mail-in rebates, and you have use for a Pixma printer and photo paper, you can get a lower after mail-in rebates if you do one of the bundles. At B&H Photo your price is $2250 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) with the 5D Mark III body only and Pixma Pro 100 and 50pk Canon 13×19″ photo paper and camera bag and 32GB SD and extra Watson battery. Adorama has their own $2250 after $250 MIR bundle with 5D, printer, paper, Adorama camera bag, 64GB SD, extra Canon battery, 1yr New Leaf spills/drops warranty.

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Samsung NX3000 w/20-50 for $280 (or w/16-50 for $300)

In a galaxy not so far away, Samsung has a sale on their NX3000 digital cameras, with the price being $280 for the with 20-50mm kit and $300 for the with 16-50mm kit. These are available in multiple colors, with a limit of two per color per customer. You can see all color/lens options at Amazon by Amazon itself. These are new condition.

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Panasonic FZ70 for $250 (or $262.50 for non-members)

It’s not just 500-packs of toilet paper. Costco has cameras too and at the moment they are offering the Panasonic FZ70 superzoom for $250 thanks to an instant savings discount ending by 3/29/15. If you are not a Costco member, you can buy it with a 5% surcharge, so in this case $250 + $12.50 = $262.50. The kit also includes a camera bag and 16GB SD card, both Panasonic branded. With free shipping. Sorry, a rotisserie chicken is not included ;-)

Costco memberships are $55/year or $110/year for Executive (you earn 2% rewards up to $750 in rewards). Sometimes however they have special new member promotions that get you a handful of household freebies – including the rotisserie chicken – well you get a certificate for it so you can grab it whenever it’s convenient, they won’t force you to eat chicken the moment you sign up ;-)

Speaking of Costco, their relationship with American Express as the main credit card of choice at B&M stores will end on 3/31/2016 (next year). So if AMEX exclusivity (for the B&M stores; website is more flexible) was the main reason you didn’t become a member, there might be better payment options.

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(ENDED) Mon: Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent Light with Octabox (9 Lamps) for $174

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Now shipping: Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 kits

The Panasonic GF7 with the 12-32mm II kit lens, in their various color schemes, are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama for $600. Adorama has bundles with free 16GB card, VidPro case, Tiffen UV filter and cleaning kit for 2 pennies more, so page-down the listings to find the bonus accessory listings ($599.99 vs $600.01).

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SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 for $1000 (NEX, M43, Fuji)

Prime your wallet, and prime your camera for this discount. The SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 lens is now going for $1000 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $40) at Adorama in the Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX e-mount or Fuji X-mount.

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(ENDED) Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS for $250 (C/N/A/P)

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(ENDED) Ends Sun PM: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer for $5 per year

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March 1-7: Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Epson Photo Papers

At Staples stores and website, during the March 1-7 in 2015 shopping week, they will have a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion on Epson photo papers. No coupons, no rebates, the discount will be automatically applied by the cash register. The B1G1 is on the same SKU, so you have to buy them Noah’s Ark style (in multiples of two).

PS: Staples no longer runs the free after rebate photo paper specials (HP, Kodak, Staples house brand) they used to run in previous years.

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Pay $23, Get $25 eBay Electronic Gift Card by e-mail

It is a humble discount, but if you are a regular eBay shopper, this is essentially an 8% discount, one of the current featured eBay Deals, you pay $23 and receive a $25 electronic eBay Gift Card via mail. Limit one per eBay account.

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(ENDED) Thur: Refurbished Samsung NX w/20-50 sale: NX2000 $230 [updated]

This daily deal expired (and partially sold out, with only one of the NX cameras “surviving” the full 24 hours).
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(ENDED) Thur: Fuji S9250 with case and card for $150

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Canon 7D body for $850 (with 28-135 for $950)

If of all the Canon DSLR options it is the 70D the one you want, B&H Photo has them on special until 2/28/15, you can get the 70D body only for $850 with free shipping and the 70D with 28-135 for $950 with free shipping… UPDATE: they also include a free introduction to the 70D instructional DVD…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S9700 Compact-Zoom for $155

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(SOLD OUT) B&H Daily Deal: 10″ 64GB iPad Air (Wifi, Sprint 4G LTE) for $400

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Mac Software bundle for $45 includes Aftershot Pro 2

Also at social shopping website Stacksocial, there is a new Mac Software Bundle that comes with eight software titles for $45 total. This includes Corel’s AfterShot Pro 2. Other titles in the bundle include Snapselect by MacPhun, ExpanDrive 4 for cloud file access, Data Rescue 4, and more. This is an instant digital redemption, all sales final, no resellers.

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Code Black HD-Camera Drone + Crash Pack for $105

Social shopping website Stacksocial is offering the Code Black HD-Camera Drone + Crash Pack for $105 with free shipping, or $90 without the Crash Pack. All sales are final. Shipping time is 1-2 weeks. Images are stored in microSDHC. Remote is powered by four AAA batteries.

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