New Sony Instant Savings on iLCs and Fixed Lens Cameras: a6300 body for $900 with $100 GC, Etc

Sony has launched a new round of instant savings on select E-system and A-system cameras and fixed lens cameras. You can find all participating items nicely organized at the B&H Photo website.

The sales include, among others:
+ Sony a6300 kits get a $100 B&H Photo gift card: body for $900, with 16-50 for $1050, two lens kit for $1200
+ Sony a6000 kits get a $50 B&H Photo gift card; with 16-50mm for $650; two lens kit for $800
+ Sony a68 body for $550, with lens for $650
+ Sony RX100 Mark V with $100 gift card for $1000
+ Sony RX100: Mark IV for $850, Mark III for $700, Mark II for $550
+ various Cybershot models
+ prices in the blog-post are rounded up to rounded prices (eg $850 instead of $848)
+ see all eligible models at the B&H Photo website

The above are the changes with the latest iterations. Many of the previous offers are continuing, you can find them at the B&H Sony Instant Savings page. Hit “Load More” at the bottom to see more.

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and $100 Gift Card for $1050

The Sony a6300 with 16-50mm kit is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo gift card, together going for $1050 with free shipping at B&H Photo, among the latest Sony Instant Savings specials.

Meanwhile the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm is bundled with a $50 B&H Photo gift card, together going for $650 with free shipping, in your choice of four a6000 color schemes.

Used Sony a6500 body for $1223

If you are comfortable with used cameras, the Sony a6500 body only is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1223 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. They have a description of its condition and they even have four pictures, which is rare for Warehouse Deals (may be a new experimental feature?). The new condition price at authorized dealers is $1400.

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II for $300 (C/N/A/P)

The used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II LD SP AF mentioned yesterday is long gone, but the new condition is available for a reasonable price for an f2.8 APS-C zoom lens, $300 gets you this lens in the four SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Kraxum). At Adorama you have a choice of 4% promotional rewards or free lens-y accessories, while at B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards. These are new condition with a 6-year Tamron USA warranty.

NOTE: this is the older non-VC (non-stabilized) version.

PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂

Plan Ahead (February 5-11): Duracell Batteries Rewards offer returns at ODP/OMX

Batteries are included (if buy them that is). If you are a fan of the Duracell Battery Rewards promotions at Office Depot (ODP) and Office Max (OMX) stores, they are returning for the week of Sunday February 5 until the close of business on Saturday 11 in 2017. The terms are the same as before, you can buy up to two 16-packs of AA or AAA, pay full price, and a few weeks later (five weeks or less), you receive the purchase price (minus a penny) as a reward in your ODP/OMX rewards account. The sales tax is not included in the reward. Per the weekly ad on their website, these rewards will be issued separately from the monthly rewards (this means you get the full amount, and not multiples of $10). You cannot pay for the batteries with rewards and get rerwads again (you can’t roll rewards like you could wtih the old Office Max rewards program).

The offer is good for online purchases as well. When the offer activates on Sunday 2/5/17, they will appear on the Rewards page.

Strategically you can combine the purchase of the above with their ink recycling rewards. You get $2 back per ink/cartridge (regardless of size, from the tiny single colors to the elephant size toners), but they only pay regular rewards in multiples of $10 per month, and you need to make a purchase of $10+ (with new money; not rewards) during that particular month. The 16-packs are $14 each, so even one of them gets you over the $10+ prerequisite. You can recycle up to ten cartridges per month and get rewards for them. You can recycle more, but you won’t get rewards for cartridges #11+ for that particular month. Strategically, you recycle the biggest/heaviest and leakiest first, and save the rest for the next calendar month 🙂

Sony 16mm f2.8 with 5yr New Leaf and Filter for $223 (E-mount)

If you are fond of E-system primes and extended lens warranties, Adorama is offering the new condition silver Sony 16mm f2.8 lens with a 5-year New Leaf extended warranty and a Vivitar 49mm filter for $223 with free shipping. This is among their Better Than Chocolate sales.

On the other hand, if you don’t like extended warranties, you can get the lens for the same price but with 4% promotional rewards (instead of the other extras) at B&H Photo, among their latest Featured Sales.

Used Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko for $380 (Four Thirds)

If you like to party like it’s a Four Thirds DSLR party, the Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital lens is available in used condition at B&H Photo for $380 (8+ condition) or $400 (9 condition). Free shipping. For the speed readers out there, this is a DSLR lens for the Four Thirds DSLR system. This is not a M43rds lens.

Refurbished Nikon D610 body for $1100

Another option if you are interested in the Nikon D610 body only DSLR is the manufacturer refurbished route. It currently goes for $1100 with free shipping at Adorama (with a 90-day warranty from Nikon USA).

UPDATE: as of later recheck on 2/2/17, B&H Photo (with a 90-day warranty from B&H) sold out and cannot be ordered at this point in time.

(SOLD OUT) Used Canon S95 RAWsumer for $130

As of a 2/7/17 recheck, this used item is sold out… If of all the compacts with RAW out there it is the Canon S95 the one you want, it is available in “Used – Condition 9” for $130 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Used products at B&H come with a B&H Photo warranty. You can optional add SquareTrade plans (the shopping cart prompts that after you add to cart).

(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon 24mm f2.8D for $270

As of a 2/7/17 recheck, this used item is sold out… “Used Day” continues with a used Nikon lens, the NIKKOR 24mm f2.8D is available in “Used – Condition 8+” (“Shows moderate wear or finish marks”) for $270 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Used items sold at B&H come with a 90-day warranty from B&H Photo.

Nikon D610 Body + 1TB Seagate Duet Cloud-Sync HDD + 1yr Amazon Drive (new customers) + Extras for $1500

The Nikon D610 body only full framer DSLR goes for $1500 at authorized dealers. Amazon has another D610 bundle that for the same price of $1500 gets you these free items:

+ 1TB Seagate Duet cloud-synching external hard drive
+ 1-Year Amazon Cloud Drive service (for new Cloud Drive customers)
+ 16GB Lexar SDHC card
+ AmazonBasics Large DSLR Gadget Bag

If you are not familiar with the Seagate cloud-syncing drives, check the customer reviews and answers over there, and use your favorite search engine for more.

If these set of accessories are not of interest, Adorama has its own free accessory bundles or instead of accessories, you can get Lightroom 6 still for the same price of $1500.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II with Extras for $679

The Canon G series is back in full force, and with the second generation unleashed, there are many and more options, especially if you are willing to consider the refurbished and used markets. One of those options is bundled with a handful of accessories at Adorama, it is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II with the Corel Software Bundle (three titles of camera/photo interest), along with a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, a 24/7 TC camera pouch, a USB stick-style card reader, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

PS: Adorama should have a contest to see which one of their regular customers has collected the most Cleaning Kits through the years 🙂

Free Profoto Air Remote with B1 or B2 kit

Adorama is offering a FREE Profoto Air Remote (you have to manually add it from a choice of four options) when you purchase one of these Profoto B1 or B2 kits. The free choices are Canon, Nikon, Sony or Transmitter.

To get the freebie, you must manually expand the yellow “Special Offer” section on an eligible Profoto B1 or B2 kit, and select one of the four freebies. Here’s a screenshot of what you should be seeing:

(ENDED) Olympus Pen-F Body drops to $918 (both colors; limit 5 each)

As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, the price returned to $1100… The Olympus Pen-F body only is currently on sale for $918 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to five units per color per customer in either the silver Pen-F color scheme or the black Pen-F color scheme.

Imported Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only with 1yr Seller Warranty for $2799

The Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only goes for $3500 at authorized Canon USA dealers, such as Adorama which offers 2% promotional rewards with it.

On the other hand, if you are a risk-tolerant shopper, to the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only for $2799 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA). Limit up to five per customer. Over 420 cameras were sold through this ebay listing.

Canon 5D Mark III Body with PIXMA PRO 100 for $2549 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Bundle time again! B&H Photo is bundling the PIXMA PRO 100 printer with the Canon 5D Mark III Body Only. You pay $2899 at checkout. After you receive the items and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate form. If all is well, a few weeks later, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $2549 after $350 MIR promotion.

Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit with Boatload of Freebies for $497

It’s back on again, the Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit which consists of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX and 85mm f3.5G DX VR Macro, goes for $497 with free shipping and it is bundled with the following freebies at Adorama: Corel Software Bundle (includes Aftersho PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, and two more), the Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a ProOptic 52mm MV UV filter, and the obligatory cleaning kit.