Checking up on the Nikon D500 reveals the beginnings of the free-extras stage of the camera’s lifecycle. It currently goes for $2000 body only or $2567 with the 16-80mm, but if you purchase from Adorama, you will receive an extra Nikon EN-EL15 battery with the D500 body only for $2000 or the D500 w/16-80 for $2556 kit.
With the upcoming Nikon D3400 being the new entry-point in the Nikon APS-C line-up, the previous generation model is on planet discount, and at the moment, among the latest eBay Trending Deals, the BuyDig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR II for $329 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty in either the black or red color schemes. Limit three per customer. Over 520 units have been sold from this listing so far.
In addition to the new Nikons available for pre-order there is a new promotion on their Macro Portrait 2-Lens kit, it is bundled with various 52mm filters and a cleaning kit for the same price of $497 at Adorama. If you don’t need the extra accessories, you can also get it for the same price with $20 promotional rewards instead of the free filters (promotional rewards to be used in future purchases at Adorama).
Both kits are in-stock and ready to ship with free shipping. The lenses are the same as before, the 35mm f1.8G AF-S DX non-VR and 85mm f3.5G AF-S ED VR DX Micro (= Macro in Nikon-speak).
While the new Nikon D3400 kit options were straightforward, things are a bit more complicated in the new AF-P Nikon lenses. Two different lenses are available in two different options each, with and without VR. An interesting decision here, perhaps with an eye towards bundling them in different ways and discounting them? Regardless..
… the four new AF-P lenses are now available for pre-order as follows:
These have been added to the new Interesting New Lenses of 2016 tracking page. We no longer track most non-RAW P&S fixed lens digital cameras over there.
With IFA and Photokina 2016 just around the corner [see Trade Show Calendar], many and more new tech items will see the light of day in the next few weeks.
Which brings us to Nikon, revealing their new entry-point in their APS-C DSLR line-up, it is the new Nikon D3400 DSLR that comes with two official kits. One is bundled with the new AF-P (yes, P as in Pea) 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens for $650, and another bundled with the new 18-55 and the new AF-P 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR for $1000.
This too have been added to the interesting New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.
Zoom time is over, this daily deal expired…
It’s both Shiguma time and F2.8 zoom time! The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens for $599 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Sigma SA is not on sale. You also get 4% promotional rewards (around $24 to be used in future purchases).
Back to the eBay Deals where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II lens for $119 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. Over 500 lenses got sold from this listing so far. It comes with the usual 90-day Nikon USA refurbished items warranty.
It’s time to party like you are spending $999 but also getting $99 to spend in a future party. It is the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon mounts at B&H Photo. These also get you 10% rewards (= $99) to use in future B&H purchases. This is a limited time offer, the expiration date is unknown to me.
The Nikon D7200 body only goes for $1050 with a handful of freebies at authorized dealers (eg Adorama). But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market gear without a warranty, you can get it for $750 with free shipping by Photo4Less on eBay (99.9%, New York) with a limit of five per customer. Over 500 units got sold from this listing so far.
The above is a high risk purchase, a happy medium for some may be going the manufacturer-refurbished route, you can get the D7200 body only along with the 55-200m f4-5.6 DX VR II lens and the Wu-1a wireless thing for $850 with a 90 day Nikon warranty by Adorama. All included items are manufacturer refurbished. You can always sell/trade/gift/experiment-upon the 55-200 lens if you don’t want/need it.
Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering a manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5500 2-Lens kit for $629 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit three units per customer. The lenses included are the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR II and the 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED VR II. Both the camera and the lenses are manufacturer refurbished.
If you are 49.9533% vs 49.9533% undecided on this offer, this may be the clincher, they also include a microfiber cleaning cloth with the purchase 🙂
It’s a triple flash pun! A flash named Flashpoint is on a flash sale 🙂 The Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver is on sale for $100 with free shipping for a limited time at Adorama in the Nikon, Canon, Sony TTL versions.
F2.8 workhorse zoom pro action now, the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM is currently going for $1150 with expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo. Three of the four are in-stock, the Sigma is special order.
The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED goes for $1700 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers with some freebies, eg B&H Photo (4% rewards, Filter Kit) or Adorama (4% rewards, Corel Software, Filter Kit, Etc).
But if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, you can get it in this condition for $1300 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. This is part of a 3-lens refurbished flash sale.
The Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G AF-S VR II ED-IF goes for $2100 in new condition at authorized dealers with some free extras (eg B&H Photo (4% rewards, Filter Kit)), but if you want to save some and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, you can get it in manufacturer-refurbished condition for $1700 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
Refurbished prime time now, the third Nikon lens participating in the limited-time Adorama lens flash sale is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $160 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
UPDATE 8/1/16: the Nikon lens instant savings promotion ended, resulting in new condition prices going up…
However, if you prefer new condition with a 1-year Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is bundling it [corrected link) with a 58mm MC UV filter and a 1-yr New Leaf Spills-n-Drops warranty along with $3.54 promotional rewards for $177 with free shipping.
This price went up:
Back to refurbished, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8D goes for $110 with free shipping.
More Nikon action, Adorama is offering their own manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 bundle for $850 with free expedited shipping. This includes the Nikon D7200 body only, the 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II lens, and the WU-1a wireless adapter. All these are manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. This is a limited time offer (I do not know the expiration date).
Back on sale again, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR is going for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama. This is a limited time sale.
The new condition from authorized Nikon USA dealers Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 with free accessories, eg B&H Photo. But if you want to save, there are a couple of alternatives:
+ manufacturer refurbished with 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $2279 at Adorama
+ imported grey-market new condition with a 30-day seller warranty for $2369 by RedTag Camera on eBay (99.9%, New York, 400 units sold so far)
+ as usual it’s up to each individual for each individual purchase to decide how much risk they are willing to take for a discount over the new condition price. Every decision is different, we blog, you decide!
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…
Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This 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 🙂
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…
Stabilized macro temptation time now for Canon and Nikon DSLR photographers, the Tamron 90mm f2.8 DI MACRO VC USD is on sale for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until 7/24/16 or earlier if sold out as one of their many Photoshop World Specials. No coupon/rebate needed for this particular offer.
More action among the Photoshop World specials, it’s Rokinon time, their 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens drops to $300 in the Canon EF mount and $340 in the Nikon with AE chip when you use coupon code PSWBH16 at B&H Photo. The links include the coupon code but in case it doesn’t take you can manually enter it there. Offer ends 7/24/16.
eBay has another one of their semi-curated sales, this one featured Nikon camera gear with a total of 149 items participating. They feature DSLRs and fixed lens cameras and lenses. You can filter by those category and also select a price range. You can also sort by price high or low. As usual a variety of sellers and conditions are included, so be sure to pay attention to the individual listings as eBay is not a uniform market like dedicated camera-gear sellers.
This Prime day promotion expired with three of the four mounts effectively selling out before expiration…
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.
F2.8 zooms have a special place in photography, which is why there are APS-C versions as well. Which brings us to the Sigma 17mm-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM, on sale for $399 with free shipping and $12~ promotional rewards at Adorama in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, and Sigma SA SLR mounts. The Sony and Pentax are not OS. This is part of the Adorama 4th of July specials.
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.
Good until 11:59pm eastern tonight (Thursday 6/30/16) the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM APS-C lens in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax K-, and Sigma SLR mounts is on sale for $420 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
NOTE :the Sony and Pentax are not OS. All except for the Sigma mount get 4% promotional rewards as well. The Sigma mount is a special order, the rest are in-stock.
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.