In-Stock Now: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for $5500

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news if you are looking for the official Nikon D850 filmmaker’s kit which goes for $5500 in new condition at authorized dealers. It is in-stock and ready to ship at this price at Amazon by Amazon itself (and 3rd-party sellers too), along with B&H Photo… The kit is about a $800 combined purchase discount over purchasing the bundle items individually…

In-Stock Now: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit at authorized dealer

An update to the Stock Status Tracker has good news if you are looking for the official Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s kit. It is in-stock and ready to ship at its official price of $5500, in new condition with Nikon USA warranty at the Adorama website… The bundle is a discount of $800~ [bundle difference may vary if item prices change] if you buy all the included items separately…

In-Stock Now: Sony a7 III with 28-70 for $2198

An update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for Sony a7 III interested photographers! The new condition Sony a7 III with the 28-70mm is currently in-stock and ready to ship at its official price of $2198 in new condition with Sony USA warranty at the Adorama website. AS of the time of writing, it comes with Free Overnight Shipping, which is one business day, so it may take longer during weekends and holidays!

In-stock now: Nikon D850 body for $3300

Good news for new condition Nikon D850 body only hunters as of this update of the Stock Status Tracker, the camera is in-stock and shipping in new condition for $3300 at KEH Camera’s website

eBay auction: Sony a7 with 28-70 for $2000 but closes Fri 1pm ET

An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds a Sony a7 III with 28-70mm kit as an 100% eBay User Auction Listing in USED condition. As of the time of writing, this goes for $2000 with 10 bids placed. Shipping is $25 flat from Michigan. However, the listing closes on Friday at 1pm eastern, so there will definitely be more bids. The new condition at authorized Sony dealers goes for $2200.

In other action, Unique Photo is down to one unit of the Nikon D850 film maker kit for its normal price of $5500.

(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon D850 body only for $2500 w/free S&H

As of a 1:21pm ET recheck, this sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for people who likes used news! The Nikon D850 body only is available in USED condition for $2500 with free shipping (from Nevada) by a 100% individual eBay seller. One unit is available. This is a “buy it now” price, not an auction listing! The listing closes on Sunday at 9pm pacific time unless sold out ahead of time.

Imported Sony a7R III body w/1-YR Seller W for $2770

The new condition a7R III body only goes for $3200 at authorized Sony USA dealers which offer some freebies, eg $64 promotional rewards at B&H Photo or you can get various free accessories and software at Adorama

But if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market that come with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sony USA), then to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” is offering it in imported grey-market condition for $2700 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty from Dept Store NYC (not Sony). Up to three per customer at the sale price.

IF you are eligible for the limited time eBay Bucks bonus promotion, you can get $100 eBay Bucks on the purchase. The promotion has limits, so you don’t get unlimited 8%.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock: USED Sony a7 III for $1658+, w/28-70 for $1934+

As of a 5/22/18 recheck, these sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

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Free Battery Grip and Rode Mic with Nikon D750 w/24-120 for $2000

Among the latest Nikon deals at B&H Photo they have a bundle with two freebies based on the new condition Nikon D750 w/24-120mm for $2000 with free shipping: the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Battery Power Pack and a Rode microphone too. The free items are included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running; no coupon, no mail-in rebate needed;

In-Stock Again: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for $5500 [one unit]

The early AM update of the Stock Status Tracker also has good news for fans of the official Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s kit! B&H Photo is now out of stock, but there is one unit available for the same price of $5500 at Kenmore Camera’s eBay store.

FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with Pentax K-1 II purchase

An early AM update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for Pentax K-1 II hunters! B&H Photo is now offering a FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with the purchase of the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 or with the K1-II with 28-105mm for $2400…

New round of Sony Instant Savings promotions

Sunday can mean new instant savings promotions as Sunday is the beginning of a new “retail” week/month/etc. Sony has launched a new round of instant savings promotion on a variety of their gear, which you can find nicely organized at B&H Photo. Among the items on sale are a trio of their full frame cameras: the a9 for $4200, the a7r II for $2000 and the a7s II for $2200.

PS: check on the individual listing of each camera for optional offers that include free accessories with purchase!

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for $5500

As of a recheck, B&H Photo does not have these in-stock… For future updates, check the Stock Tracker

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Sony a7 III estimate “improves” to 2-5 weeks

The silver lining good news of today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker is that the Amazon estimates for both the sony a7 III body only and the a7 III w/28-70 have “improved” from “1 to 2 months” to “2 to 5 weeks”. This is still a nebulous estimate, so keep that in mind if you need the camera by a specific date.

(ENDED) eBay Auction By User: Sony a7 III body for $2225 w/42 bids but ends Mon night [updated]

UPDATE 4/17/18: this auction listing ended at $2325 with 43 bids. Someone swooped in and grabbed it in the last 56 hours…

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FREE Overnight Shipping for Pentax K-1 II

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has more good news for Pentax K-1 II fans! Adorama is offering FREE Overnight Shipping at the same price of $2000 for both the K-1 II Body Only and also the K-1 II with 28-105 for $2400…

(SOLD OUT) Sony a7 III w/28-70 for $2200 [updated]

As of a 4/14/18 AM recheck, these sold out… For future updates, stay tuned to the Stock Status Tracker

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In-Stock Everywhere: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

Mission accomplished Pentax fans! An update of the Stock Status Tracker shows the brand new Pentax K-1 II body only is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and Amazon itself (along with 3rd-party sellers) and B&H Photo

If you are a fan of eBay shopping, a number of eBay sellers have it as well: Cameta (eBay) and Adorama (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

If you prefer the “take pictures with” kit that comes with the 28-105 lens, that too is in-stock for its starting price of $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

In-Stock Now: both Pentax K-1 II kits for $2000 & $2400

This update of the Stock Status Tracker has great news for fans of B&H Photo and the new Pentax K-1 II body only 35mm full frame DSLR! As of the time of writing, both kits are in-stock and shipping: the K-1 II body only goes for $2000 with free shipping while the K-1 II with 28-105 goes for $2400 with free shipping.

Bad news however for the a7 III with 28-70 FE, it is now out of stock, just like the body only…

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds more options for the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 as follows: Cameta (eBay) and Cameta II (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

Or you can wait until Wednesday when it should be in-stock at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

(ENDED) In-Stock Now: Sony a7 III with 28-70 for $2200

It may have been a website glitch or very small quantity. Upon recheck of the Stock Status Tracker, it shows it’s April 10, not in-stock…

Hide your e-wallets! An early bid update of the Stock Status Tracker has great news for anyone interested in the Sony a7 III “take pictures with” kit. B&H Photo has the a7 III with 28-70mm kit in-stock and shipping for its starting price of $2200 with free expedited shipping. This is $200 more than the body only and it gets you the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Sony a7 III with 28-70 for $2200

This sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

An early bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has the Sony a7 II with the 28-70 FE OSS lens in-stock and ready to ship for $2200 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by 3rd-party sellers at Amazon… The body only is currently not in-stock at the tracked retailers. Both B&H’s and Amazon’s estimates are 2-5 weeks in the future…

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000 [one unit]

Thanks to the miracles and wonders of eBay, there is one unit of the Pentax K-1 II body only in-stock and shipping by Kenmore Camera (eBay) for its starting price of $2000 with free shipping… The other retailers have an April 11 release estimate… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

Imported Nikon D850 body drops to $3150

An update of the Stock Status Tracker has the following updates on the Nikon D850 front:

+ the imported grey-market option drops to $3150 by eBay seller “Deals All Year” (99.7%, New Jersey, 1-year seller warranty), while “6ave” sky-rockets their price

+ Amazon’s estimate for the D850 Filmmaker’s Kit is a floating “2 to 4 weeks”

Sony a7r II Body + Sony Vertical Grip + 4TB WD HDD for $2398

Good until Friday 3/30/18 at 7:15pm ET, B&H Photo is offering new condition Sony a7r II Body Only with a FREE Sony Vertical Battery Grip and a 4TB WD MyPassport external USB 3.0 hard drive, all together for $2398 with free expedited shipping…

Pre-order the Nikon D850 FilmMaker’s Kit for $5500

Nikon has a hard time making enough Nikon D850s to satisfy demand but that didn’t stop them from creating the “FilmMaker’s Kit”, it is the D850 body only bundled with a trio of f1.8G FX lenses (20, 35, 85), the ME-1 Stereo Microphone and ME-W1 wireless microphone, a 7 inch Atomos Ninja Flame and a spare EN-EL15a battery.

The price of this bundle is $5500 and it is available for pre-ordering at Amazon by Amazon itself and by Adorama and by B&H Photo… This has been added to our Stock Status Tracker

WHEN DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO BUY THE FILMMAKER KIT?

The three f1.8G lenses on their own go for $800, $527, $477 respectively, totaling (with the help of a calculator) $1804. The Atomos goes for $795 on its own, increasing the bundle value to $2600. The battery goes for $60 on its own, while the two microphones go for $134 and $199 respectively. So that’s a total under $3000 for the Filmmaker kit, plus $3300 for the camera = $6300, with an asking price of $5500 for the bundle.

So with a difference of $2200 between the D850 body only ($3300) and the Filmmaker kit ($5500), you’d need to want at least $2200 worth of the kit items to make this a good deal. In other words, if you want all three lenses AND the Atomos, then it’s worth doing it, otherwise it becomes a too close to call type of a situation.

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with Pixma PRO 100 Printer and Paper and Meural Canvas Leonara (27″ IPS Canvas-Frame) for $3300 after $350 MIR

There is a new twist in the Canon PIXMA mail-in rebate offers at Adorama. In addition to the usual bundle they are also including a FREE Meural Canvas (priced $595 on its own) for the same price. But let’s start from the beginning.

Adorama is bundling the Canon 5D Mark IV body only with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer, its trusty sidekick the SG-201 (50pk 13×19″ photo paper) and the Meural Canvas Leonora Black model. You pay $3649 at checkout with free shipping. After you receive it all and make sure all is well, following the instructions and deadlines you submit the usual PIXMA mail-in rebate. A few weeks later, if all is well, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card. Thus making this offer $3300 after the $350 MIR.

This is the same price for the Canon 5D Mark IV body only without the Pixma and Meural and without any mail-in rebates at B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

The Meural Canvas Leonara is a modern stylish take on the digital picture frame. It is a 27″ IPS display with computer-y internals that can display a variety of pictures. You get a 1-year subscription to their Art Library but you can also display your own pictures – of interest to photographers obviously. Here is a link to the product page for reference. Don’t add it to the shopping cart from this link. You have to order the Canon 5D Mark IV bundle to get it for free (included automatically).

A parallel offer is also available in the other two official Canon 5D Mark IV kits:

+ Canon 5D Mark IV with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM for $4049 after $350 MIR

+ Canon 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f4L IS II for $4199 after $350 MIR

NOTE: the order cut-off point before Adorama closes for Passover 2018 is Friday at 12pm ET (but don’t wait until the last minute to order!)

(SOLD OUT) Imported Sony a7r III body for $2880 w/1-YR Seller W

As of a 3/29/18 recheck, this sold out…

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(SOLD OUT) Canon 6D Body + Pixma PRO 100 + Paper + 32GB Sandisk + Sling Bag for $950 [no mail-in rebate!!!]

As of a 3/29/18 AM recheck, this sold out…

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(SOLD OUT) Nikon D850 for $3300 at Authorized

As of a 3/22/18 AM recheck, the one $3300 authorized dealer unit sold out… For other options:

+ grey market (eBay) for $3180 by 6ave with 1-year seller warranty

+ more auction-style listings are now appearing on eBay

+ for future updates check the Stock Status Tracker

An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the Nikon D850 body only in-stock for $330 with free shipping by an authorized Nikon USA dealer, AVC of Miami (Florida). They have one unit available.

AVC is Audio Video Communication store, a real brick and mortar store in Miami [Yelp storefront evidence], and they are an authorized Nikon Professional dealer [see PDF file of Nikon authorized dealers].

Sony a7 II Body + Sony Battery Grip for $1396

The Sony a7 III body only is expected to arrive April 10 for $2000 [follow Stock Status Tracker for updates on that one]. But if you prefer to get the previous generation model, the a7 II body only, it goes for $1300 on its own, but B&H Photo is currently bundling it with the Sony battery grip for $1396 with free expedited shipping. This is the official Sony battery grip, model VGC2EM, not a 3rd-party grip. The grip on its own goes for $250.

Imported Nikon D850 body only drops to $3180

An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds a big discount on the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D850 body only, now going for $3180 with free shipping by the 6ave eBay store. A maximum of five per eBay user at this price. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave (not Nikon USA)… The price at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $3300…

Meanwhile the number of classic auction-style listings by individuals are increasing. You can find them in the eBay search results. The one we previously mentioned already got close to $3300 and it still has 30+ hours to go.

(ENDED) Refurbished Canon 6D Mark II Body for $1359 after coupon

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Leica SL (Typ 601) + SF64 Flash for $6420

A new Leica combined purchase discount bundle is available, you can get the new condition Leica SL Typ 601 full frame mirrorless camera along with the Leica SF-64 flash, together for ever for $6420 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo

Pentax K-1 Body with Battery Grip and Extra Battery and Corel software and 32GB Extreme and more for $1700

The Pentax K-1 II is coming out soon for $2000 with a free battery grip [see Stock Status Tracker]. If you can’t wait or if you prefer the first generation Pentax K-1, its price has now dropped to $1700 at Adorama with free Overnight shipping along with the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip and an extra D-LI90 battery.

If you don’t need Overnight shipping and you are fine with free expedited shipping, you can trade the free Overnight for a handful of free accessories at Adorama:

+ the aforementioned D-BG6 battery grip and extra D-LI09 battery
+ the new Corel software bundle (four photo-related titles)
+ 61-inch Takama 3-section tripod with 3-way head
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO C10 UHS-I U3 V30 SDHC card
+ Adorama slinger bag
+ card wallet and cleaning kit

The same price/bundle but not with free overnight shipping (you get expedited shipping instead) is available at B&H Photo.

On the same listings, you will also find the K1 with 28-105 for $2400 with free battery grip and extra battery but no free overnight shipping option and no additional free accessories.

PS: the first generation K-1 is eligible for an optional +$550 upgrade to the K-1 II internals later in 2018

Pre-orders begin for new Sony a7 III at 11am ET

Get your e-wallets ready if interested in this one! Pre-orders for the new Sony a7 III body only full frame Sony E-system camera will begin at 11am eastern today (Wednesday 2/28/18) at authorized Sony dealers for $2000 body only or $2200 with the 28-70 lens at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

You can see how it stacks up price-wise to the rest of the cameras using the:
+ 35mm full frame price charts
+ Mirrorless Price Charts
+ these were created before the a7 III was announced (that’s why it’s not in there; but it will be in the next iteration of these)

Pre-orders for new Sony a7 III start Wedn 11am ET

Sony has plenty of 35mm full frame cameras [see 35mm full frame price charts] but that’s not stopping them from revealing a brand new model! The Sony a7 III body only is now an official product and pre-orders of it will begin on Wednesday 2/28/18 at 11am eastern at authorized Sony dealers.

The starting price is $2000 for the body only, and $2200 for the kit with the 28-70mm lens. A listing for the camera is available at B&H Photo and Adorama with the pre-ordering option activating on Wednesday at 11am eastern.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page and has given mirrorless cameras a 7-1 lead over DSLRs in 2018.

Sony a7r II + Flashpoint Zoom R2 Flash for $2400

With the release of the new Sony a7r III, the a7r II body only dropped in price, currently going for $2400 [see 35mm Full Frame Price Charts], but that’s not all, Adorama is bundling it with a FREE Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight for Sony, together going for the same authorized dealer price of $2400 with free expedited shipping. This too is part of their WPPI specials.

Select Canon Full Frame DSLRs get FREE 4TB HDD and 64GB Sandisk Extreme card

Select Canon 35mm full frame DSLRs get a free 4TB WD external hard disk and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme card included automatically by B&H Photo as part of their WPPI festivities.

Pentax K-1 Getting $550 Optional Upgrade with K-1 II Internals

Putting to shame larger camera manufacturers, Pentax announced that existing Pentax K-1 photographers (this is a two year old camera, announced February 2016 [see New Cameras of 2016]) won’t be left behind! They are offering an optional $550 hardware upgrade to the K-1 that will give it the K-1 II internals. The service will be provided by the trusty Precision Camera of Austin::Texas between May 21 and September 30 in 2018. The service won’t be available before or after this date range. Details at the press release which describes the changes as follows (with more details as we get closer to upgrade time):

“The PENTAX K-1’s main circuit board will be replaced to add new functions featured in the new PENTAX K-1 MKII. Additionally the current SR logo on the PENTAX K-1 MKII will be replaced with the new PENTAX K-1 MKII logo.”

Speaking of the upcoming K-1 II, Amazon itself is now accepting pre-orders for $2000 but unlike Adorama and B&H Photo, Amazon does not currently include the Pentax D-BG6 for FREE with pre-orders. Eventually the Amazon AI Bots may wake up and add it but for now, it’s not included.

It will be interesting to see what this upgrade option will do to the used prices of the Pentax K-1, since the Upgrade optional increases the value potential of the camera. However, the four month upgrade window further complicates things since there is a cut-off point. The lowest used price as of the time of writing is $1600 in “Used – Condition 10” at B&H Photo and “Like New Minus” at KEH Camera. Amazon’s own Warehouse Deals (not 3rd-party sellers there) offers it for $1428 but no warranty (KEH offers 180 days, B&H 90 days). Warehouse Deals offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee only. Mayhaps some Options Trading technology may be needed to figure this one out 🙂

(SOLD OUT) Used Leica Q Typ 116 for $2999 + S&H

As of a 2/25/18 recheck, this is sold out… Used quantities are typically very limited…

The new condition Leica Q Typ 116 ranges from $4250 (black) to $4495 (silver) depending on color. If you are willing to go used, Adorama has it USED in “Very Good” condition for $2999 plus shipping (starts at $22). This is a 35mm full frame fixed lens camera, the only non-Sony RX-series at the moment.

PS: if/when it sells out, the used listing will be automatically yanked by their server, so if you don’t see a camera, it means it sold out.

KEH coupon: 10% off select Canon and Nikon items [UPDATED]

It’s coupon time again at KEH Camera with a 4-Day Coupon Promotion running until Sunday 2/25/18 at 11:59pm eastern. The offer is this: use coupon code HOTNC02A to get 10% off select Canon and Nikon camera gear shown at the aforelinked page. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what’s eligible.

UPDATE: the offer is now LIVE! Sixteen cameras and lenses are eligible for this 10% off coupon as follows:

+ Canon 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II
+ Canon 6D
+ Canon 7D II, 70D, 60D
+ Nikon D810, D800E, D800
+ Nikon D700, D610
+ Nikon D7100, D5300, D300S
+ Nikon 14-24/2.8 ED IF AF-S
+ Nikon 24-70/2.8 ED IF AF-S
+ see them all at 4-Day Coupon Promotion
+ use coupon code HOTNC02A

In other KEH Camera coupon action

+ ends February 28: free roll of film with $49+ film camera purchase

+ ends March 6: Get 5% Bonus if you Sell Your Own Gear to KEH IF they are in their “Most Wanted List” (almost 400 options)

Pre-order new Pentax K1 II 35mm full frame DSLR for $2000 [with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip!!!]

If you wish of a 35mm full frame Pentax DSLR but don’t want to pay $2000, the chances of discounts in the next few weeks increased as Pentax has revealed their second generation K1 II! This means that eventually the first generation K1 will do the discounting song and dance.

The new K1 II flagship is available as body only for $2000 and with HD Pentax-D FA L 28-105mm F3.5/5.6 ED for $2400! Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ K1 II Body with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ K1 II with 28-105mm with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ UPDATE: now B&H too offers a free battery grip with pre-order

Finally after almost two months, the DSLRs have “scored a goal”, the K1 II is the first DSLR announced in 2018, and the first 35mm full frame camera of 2018.

Imported Nikon D850 w/1-YR Seller Warranty drops to $3200

I just updated the new line-up of the Stock Status Tracker (with the Fuji X-H1 added, the X100F and GH5 removed) and we have a greed price war on the imported Nikon D850 body only front. “Deals All Year” went greedy and skyrocketed their prices from $3240 to $3800, but they just got undercut by another imported, 6ave on eBay is offering the new condition imported grey market with a 1-year seller (not Nikon USA) warranty for $3200 with free shipping, with a maximum of three per customer. The new condition price at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $3300.

PS: if you need a full frame Nikon DSLR now, want the D850 but the waiting is driving you mad, there are some good deals on other refurbished Nikon DSLRs that can keep you going until/unless the D850 becomes available. You won’t lose as much money selling/trading a refurbished DSLR (or you can keep it as a backup).

Canon 6D II Body + BG-E21 Battery Grip for $1899

We already mentioned a couple of days ago that the Canon 6D is down to $999 and with your choice of a useful freebie but that’s not the only camera with useful freebies…

A couple of 3rd-party sellers at Amazon, the most recognizable of which being Cameta Camera are offering the Canon 6D II body only bundled with the BG-E21 Battery Grip for $1900, that’s the body only price without the battery grip at most authorized Canon USA dealers.

Canon 1D X II Body with PIXMA PRO 100 + 50pk SG-201 for $5549 after $350 MIR

If you are not interested in the boatload of free accessories and instead you want a pro printer with the Canon 1D X II, then to B&H Photo we go where they bundle the 1D X II with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and SG-201 paper kit for $5549 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card).

Canon 1D X II Body with Flashpoint Zoom R2 TTL On-Camera Flash and 64GB Extreme PRO CF and Takama Tripod/Monopod Kit and more for $5500

The Canon 1D X Mark II body only is down $200 since our November 2017 price charts, but that’s not all. It is also getting a handful of useful freebies at Adorama including their house brand Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight (which goes for $179 on its own), along with the following freebies:

+ Takama Flip-Zip Multi-Functional Photo Tripod Monopod Kit
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO Compact Flash
+ new Corel software bundle (four titles including After Shot and PSP)
+ 24/7 Messenger Bag
+ intervalometer and release cable
+ card wallet and cleaning kit
+ one vial with Tears of Nikon [okay, this is NOT included]

Sony a7 with 28-70 OSS and Rode PRO R Mic for $1000

We continue our Full Frame price-checking with the entry-point into the Sony 35mm FF a-series. The a7 body only dropped to $800 with the early February Sony instant savings wave, while the “take pictures with” kit with the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS dropped to $1000.

Fast forward to now, and the a7 with 28-70mm is getting a pretty useful freebie from Adorama, for the same price of $1000 they also include the new condition Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro R Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount.

The mic on its own goes for $230, eg B&H Photo and Amazon itself, so that’s a pretty good value!

Sony a7r II body with One Useful Freebie (Five Options)

The Sony Instant Savings of early February gave us plenty of Sony lens discounts and also Sony camera discounts but that’s not all. Some of the discounted cameras are also getting freebies now.

One such discounted camera was the Sony a7r II which is now down to $2400. It went for $2900 during our November 2017 Price charts. A $500 price drop, part of it of course because of the new $3200 a7r III. Sony has been staircasing the prices of the RX-series (they still haven’t discontinued any of those RAWsumers), so it makes sense they are doing this with their a-series as well.

Okay, too much mumbling, the point of this post is this, the a7r II body only goes for $2400 with free shipping and a variety of freebie options as follows:

+ at B&H Photo with 4TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive

+ at B&H Photo with Adobe Photographer Plan Creative Cloud 12-Month Subscription Kit

+ at Adorama with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 (stand alone version; not cloudy edition)

+ at Adorama with Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

+ at Adorama with various free accessories (32GB Extreme PRO, extra battery, etc) along with the new Corel software bundle (four on-topic software titles)

Refurbished Nikon D610 body w/90D W for $1040

As you can tell by today’s posts so far, the first round of price-checking for the Price Charts is the 35mm Full Frame Cameras (iLC or Fixed Lens). The Nikon D610 body only goes for $1500 at authorized Nikon USA dealers, but if you are willing to the manufacturer refurbished, you can pay just over 2/3rds of that, going for $1040 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.