Zeiss ZE and ZF Lens Sale with 4% rewards (26 lenses participating)

To celebrate its 125 year anniversary, Zeiss has a sale on some of their SLR lenses, more specifically 12 ZE (Canon) and 14 ZF (Nikon) lenses are on sale plus they earn 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The promotion ends by 7/31/15. Given the prices of most Zeiss lenses, the 4% promotional rewards are a very decent amount, for example, a $2000 lens gets you an $80 reward!

(ENDED) Thur: ikan VH7i-E6 7″ HDMI LCD Monitor with Canon LP-E6 Type Battery Plate for $260

This daily deal ended… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the ikan VH7i-E6 7″ HDMI LCD Monitor with Canon LP-E6 Type Battery Plate offered for $260 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Thursday or earlier if they sell out.

Zeiss SLR Lens Instant Savings (C/N) [25 options]

While we are patiently waiting for Vanilla Ice to be hired to perform “Zeiss Zeiss Baby”, there is a new round Zeiss SLR (Canon, Nikon) instant savings promotions featuring a total of 25 lenses. These also earn 2% promotional rewards, which are not small change considering the premium price nature of Zeiss lenses. You can see all 25 options at B&H Photo.

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $92 w/free ship

And also part of the eBay Deals is the grey-market imported new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Nearly 2000 units sold through this promotion. A simple double-figures prime lens is a lower risk as grey-market purchase than a $3000 pro SLR lens but again, the trade-offs are per individual. We blog, you decide (and deride if you decide to do so) 🙂

Speaking of eBay, among the latest offers you can get the new condition 32GB Toshiba microSD card with full size SD adapter (Class 10, up to 30MB/s) for $14 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per buyer, by eBay seller “qualitycellz” (99.2%).

(ENDED) Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM (Canon) for $270

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Sigma 70-200 f2.8, Samsung WB 2200F (60x), B+W Filters, etc

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(ENDED) Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 for $355

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(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/2.8, various accessories

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Imported (Grey Market) Canon 5DMk3 w/24-105 for $2600

If you are a fan of grey areas, you may also be a fan of grey market (imported) camera gear 😉 Among the latest eBay Deals, eBay Seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%) is offering the new condition Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS for $2600 with free shipping, with a limit of one per customer. This does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. Instead, the seller GetItDigital offers a similar warranty of their own.

The 5DMk3 w/24-105 goes for $3100 at authorized Canon dealers, but they offer a variety of free accessories and promotional rewards, such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazonia.

As usual, the trade-off of $500 vs USA warranty and free accessories is up to each individual to make based on their own preferences and circumstances and such.

Speaking of eBay, the current pole position deal of the day over there is the 13.3″ Apple Macbook Pro MF840LL/A (8GB, 256GB) for $1300 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer, offered by eBay seller “digjungle” (99.3%).

Speaking of speaking of eBay, NewEgg’s ebay store is offering the new condition 3TB SAMSUNG D3 Station (USB 3.0, 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive, model STSHX-D301TDB Bl) for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. [this was appended to a post yesterday that expired/buried]

Canon SL1 body with Elements 12 and extras for $400

The black Canon SL1 body only with the Adobe Elements 12 (Photoshop, Premiere) and 32GB SD card and 4% promotional rewards is offered for $400 at Buydig.com.

Pre-Order New Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM for $125

Simple primes are getting some new gear love as well, Canon has ushered out their new EF 50mm f1.8 STM available for pre-order with a late May 2015 release estimate for $125 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

PS: if you are shopping at Amazon, do not confuse the new STM lens with the previous 50mm f1.8 II non-STM that also goes for $125 now and is in-stock.

PS/2: you can find this and most other interesting/non-boring cameras and lenses announced in 2015 at the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page.

Free Audio-Technica AT8024 with Canon 5DMk3, Nikon D750, D810, Sony a7r, a7s, Pana GH4

Video may have killed the radio star, but you can’t really have video without audio. With that as semi-unnecessary preface, here’s an audio + video sale. Adorama is bundling the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with these 11 digital camera kits (Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, D810, Panasonic GH4, and Sony a7r and a7s).

3X Best Buy Rewards with select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses

Best Buy is offering 3X Best Buy Rewards Points if you purchase select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses (29 options available). You have to be a member of their Rewards program to earn this (it is free to join). You also get upgraded to free express shipping (you must needs select it manually in the shopping cart). Eligible DSLRs include the D750, D7200, 6D, 5DMk3, and some lenses as well.

Imported (grey market) Canon 1D X body for $4000

Back to the eBay Deals we geaux, where eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with seller-warranty (not Canon USA warranty) Canon 1D X body only for $4000 with free shipping, with a limit of one per buyer.

This goes for $5300 with lots of free accessories at authorized Canon USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS for $750 (C/N/A/S)

B&H Photo is also offering the Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens for $750 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards when you enter coupon code BHOPTIC15 over there (coupon is a limited time offer). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts.

Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM for $350 (C/N/A/P/S)

The Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is offered for $350 with free shipping at B&H Photo with coupon code BHOPTIC15 entered over there (limited time coupon). They also come with 4% promotional rewards. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Alpha, Pentax and Sigma SLR mounts.

May 1-10: Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for $530 after $100 MIR

Zoom-zoom! If you do not hate mail-in rebates with a passion, between May 1-10 in 2015, there are two stackable $50 mail-in rebates on the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Canon, Nikon, Sony DSLR mounts). The lens price is $630 before the two mail-in rebates. One of the $50 MIR offers ends 5/10/15. You also get 4% promotional rewards from Adorama

New Tamron Mail-In Rebates (May 1st to June 30)

Tamron has another mail-in rebate promotion, this one runs May 1st until June 30 in 2015, with the 70-200, 70-300, 24-70, 18-270, and 16-300 lenses participating. Adorama also includes 4% promotional rewards and free accessories on some of them. Here they are, broken down by mount: Nikon mount and Canon mount and Sony mount.

Tokina Mail-In Rebates on 16-28mm and 11-16mm II

Tokina has a new round of mail-in rebates (May 1 until June 30 in 2015) for two lenses, and at the same time, Adorama is bundling some free accessories with them. They are:

+ $40 MIR on the ATX 16-28mm FX in Canon or Nikon
+ $30 MIR on the ATX 11-16mm II DX in Canon or Nikon or Sony

As usual, the PDF files of the mail-in rebates are available on the individual product pages of items eligible for them at Adorama.

Imported Canon 7D Mark II body only for $1200

If you are comfortable with imported (grey market, NO Canon USA warranty) DSLRs, a new offer among the eBay Deals is offering the new condition imported / grey-market Canon 7D II body only for $1200 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is GetItDigital (99.6%) and offers their own one year warranty. It does not come with a Canon USA warranty. This is an imported model. So far over 300 units got sold from this listing.

The new condition price from authorized Canon USA dealers is $1700 with some free accessories and rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo. A difference of $500 is certainly not a small amount, but there are pros and cons to getting an imported camera, and ultimately that is a personal decision one must needs make based on their individual circumstances.

ioShutter Shutter Release Cable for $13 w/free S&H (C/N)

Adorama is offering the ioShutter Shutter Release Cable for $13 with free shipping. It is available for Nikon DSLRs and Canon (E3 or N3 connector).

Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM (C/N) for $300

We zoom back to the eBay Deals where Roberts Digital (authorized Sigma dealer) is offering the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM in the Canon or Nikon mounts, for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of ten per customer.

Canon 5D Mark III body only Pro Audio bundle for $2680

Adorama has another Pro Audio Canon 5D Mark III bundle, this one is centered on the Canon 5D Mark III body only going for $2680 with free shipping and no rebates and no coupons. You get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III body only
+ Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras
+ Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones (black)
+ Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone
+ just add the bundle to cart and checkout, no extra steps
+ expires 5/2/15 or earlier if sold out

Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 Pro Audio bundle for $3290 (Tascam, Shure, Audio Technica)

If you are interested in audio as well or could use the different items in the bundle on their own, Adorama has a Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105L Pro Audio bundle for $3290 with free shipping and no rebates and no coupons. You get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L lens
+ Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras
+ Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones (black)
+ Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
+ just add the bundle to cart and checkout, no extra steps
+ expires 5/2/15 or earlier if sold out

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Sigma 17-50/2.8, 128GB USB 3.0 Flash drive, Software

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In-stock nao: Rokinon 100mm f2.8 (C/N) for $550

The Rokinon 100mm f2.8 macro SLR lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $550 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon mount and Canon mount.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 8/3.5, X-Rite, DigiFrames, etc

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Now shipping: Canon T6i kits with free extras

The three Canon D-Rebel T6i DSLR kits are now in-stock and shipping at Adorama but that’s not all. Adorama has created bundles for each (body only, w/18-55, w/18-135) with free extras: 2% rewards, camera case, 16GB SD card, filter kit. Simply page down over there to find the options of potential interest.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 14/2.8, Sony SDXC

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Neewer Battery Grip for Canon D-Rebels for $18.40 w/free S&H

Among the trending deals of the eBay Deals du Jour you can get this new condition Neewer Battery Grip for Canon D-Rebels for $18.40 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer (guess what they are all getting this Christmas!) by eBay seller “emilyandlilly” (99.2%).

This has 540+ customer reviews at Amazon and if you are curious about it, it has 46 questions answered by internet viewers like you.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 35/T1.5, Joby, Sony SDHC, 128GB PNY

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Instant Savings on 18 Canon Cinema Lens options

Also part of the NAB 2015 action, a total of 18 Canon Cinema lens options are currently discounted. Some are EF mount, some are PL mount, some are bundles. Not 18 unique lenses. You can see them all at B&H Photo.

Canon 1D X body with extras and 2% rewards for $5300

Also part of the NAB 2015 festivities, B&H Photo is offering the Canon 1D X body only for $5300 with 2% promotional rewards (= $106), 32GB Sandisk Extreeeeme Pro card, shoulder bag and wireless remote.

New Canon SLR/DSLR Lens Price Drops

Sunday means among many other things new rounds of manufacturer-initiated instant savings. Case in point, Canon has a new round of savings/prices on select SLR/DSLR lenses. You can find all participating lenses nicely organized at B&H Photo.

PreOrder: new Canon C300 Mark II (EF or PL) and XC10 (10x)

More action on the video front from Canon. Their new Cinema C300 Mark II is now available for pre-orders in the body only configuration for $16,000 in either the EF mount or the PL mount at B&H Photo. Availability is estimated to be September 2015. It is also available for pre-order at Adorama.

In parallel, Canon revealed the new XC10, a 1″ sensor fixed-lens camcorder with a 10x optical zoom lens, going for $2500 with a June 2015 release estimate at B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Rokinon 16mm f2 for $300 (seven mount options)

This limited time offer expired (the price went up to $400)… It’s Rokinon time at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “BestPriceOptics” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Rokinon 16mm f2 lens for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is available in the Canon, Sony and Pentax dSLR mounts and the Sony, Fuji, Samsung NX, and M43rds mirrornyet mounts. The Nikon dSLR version is sold out.

Pre-order new Canon 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs (with more bonuses)

The new 50mp full framer Canon 5DS* DSLRs are now available for pre-order for $3700 (5DS) and $3900 (5DS R) respectively. Pre-orders are accepted at:

+ 5DS body only ($3700): B&H Photo (2% reward, extra battery, 32GB SD, shoulder bag) and Adorama (with free Shure VP83F mic) and Amazon (no freebies)

+ 5DS R body only ($3900): B&H Photo (2% reward, extra battery, 32GB SD, shoulder bag) and Adorama (with free Shure VP83F mic) and Amazon (no freebies)

+ UPDATE 9pm ET: Amazon accepts pre-orders now… Meanwhile B&H Photo has added three more freebies to the pre-orders (shoulder bag, extra battery and 32GB SD)…

(ENDED) Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM for $205

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Canon 60D body only for $480

On the Canon APS-C dSLR front, the new condition Canon 60D body only is currently on sale for $480 with free shipping at B&H Photo. That’s four-hundred and eighty ($480). No coupons needed. Limit five per customer during this promotion.

Canon 7D body for $750 or w/28-135 for $850 or w/18-135 for $1100

B&H Photo has a sale on the Canon 7D DSLR kits! This is a while supplies last type of a promotion! These are new condition with the usual Canon USA warranty:

+ 7D body only for $750
+ 7D w/28-135 for $850
+ 7D w/18-135 for $1100
+ these are eligible for the Pixma printer prepaid AMEX Gift Card mail-in rebate (look for these in the Combination Offers page of the PDF of the mail-in rebate; chow mein not included!)
+ BLOG-POST CORRECTION: this is the 7D, not the 70D!

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Canon) for $270 {limit 2}

To the eBay Deals we go where we find the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC lens for Canon offered for $270 with free shipping by Adorama’s ebay store with a limit of two per buyer.

Speaking of eBay Deals, NewEgg’s ebay store is offering the new condition 6TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model STDT6000100, for $220 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer.

UPDATE: Adorama has another featured eBay Deal, it is the new condition GoPro HERO4 Black Action Camera #CHDHX-401 for $400 with free S&H (limit 5).

(ENDED) Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon for $30

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday 3/7/15 (or earlier if sold out) is the Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon offered for $30 with free shipping.

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

Canon 6D body + Pixma Pro 100 + Paper + Extras for $1330 after $250 MIR

BuyDig.com has Canon 6D bundles, which require mail-in rebates (prepaid American Express gift card). You have to add to the shopping cart to see the sale prices (you don’t need to login). You get the Canon 6D (body or with 24-105), the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk of Canon 13×19 photo paper, 32GB card and camera case.

For the Canon 6D body only bundle the price displayed on the page is $1798 before rebate (and $1548 after rebate). After you add it to the shopping cart, the price before rebate is $1579. When you submit/receive the $250 MIR, it will become $1329 after MIR.

A similar offer is available for the 6D with 24-105 bundle with the after add-to-cart and after MIR price of $1830.

These in-cart discounts expire 3/8/15. The mail-in rebate promotions continue per Canon’s schedule.

(ENDED) Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX Pro DX II for $430 (C/N/A)

This limited time sale expired… The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX Pro DX II lens is on sale for $430 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (=$17~) at Adorama in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount or the Sony Alpha mount.

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.

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.

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

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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…

Flashpoint TTL Mini Speedlite (C/N) for $46

Adorama is offering the Flashpoint TTL Mini Speedlite for $46 with free shipping in either Canon or Nikon flavor. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

Speaking of Adorama and Flashpoints, they have revealed their new Flashpoint Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set for the Zoom Li-on Flash with a pre-order price of $70. You can see all related products in their line-up.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Fotodiox PocketWonder, Energizer charger, Aputure Remote Trigger

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