Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye for $189 (C/N)

Adorama has launched a new doorbuster/flash-sale, the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens (manual focus, removable hood) is on sale for $189 with free shipping and $4~ in promotional rewards in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.

For more action, check the Adorama Mother’s Day Special Offers.

In-stock now: Nikon D5 (CF edition)

Hide your wallets, or empty your wallets, because the Compactflash edition of the new Nikon D5 flagship DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door for its starting price of $6500 at Adorama.

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary with $40 rewards and Free 95mm Filter and USB Dock for $990 (C/N/Si)

The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens is currently going for $990 at B&H Photo and it gets 4% promotional rewards (slightly under $40), along with a FREE Sigma 95mm Protector Filter and FREE Sigma USB dock, available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts. The Sigma version is a special order, the other two are in-stock.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD w/$50 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A)

The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO lens is currently on sale for $500 with 10% promotional rewards (around $50 to be used in future B&H purchases) with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Nikon versions are VC (image stabilization), while the Sony Alpha Minolta A-mount is not. Offer ends 5/9/16.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro Contemporary w/$20 Rewards and Free Close-Up Lens and USB Dock for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

It will be very awkward in the future to have to call a 20 year old lens a “Contemporary” lens. Perhaps Sigma marketing did not zoom far enough in the future when naming these 😉

Improv aside (please only throw organic and biodynamic tomatoes at me), the Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary lens goes for $500 at B&H Photo and it comes with 4% promotional rewards (around $20), along with a free Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and a free Sigma USB Dock including automatically by B&H while this promotion is running (it shows the free items on the individual product pages). Offer ends 5/8/16.

This is available in a stabilized version for the Canon and Nikon and Shiguma SLR mounts, and non-stabilized for the Sony A and Pentax K SLR mounts.

PS: the (C/N/A/P/Si) or similar patterns you see in the post titles are (shockingly perhaps) not the cat typing or me trying to make an obscurely obscure joke. They are abbreviations for the various camera mounts:
+ C = Canon
+ N = Nikon
+ A = Sony Alpha A-mount fka Minolta fka Dyxum fka Maxxum
+ P = Pentax K-mount
+ Si = Sigma SA SLR mount
+ E = Sony E-mount
+ m43 = Micro Four Thirds
+ X = Fuji X mount
+ M = Leica M
+ PL = PL mount
+ CX = Nikon CX 1-System 1-Mistake
+ Q = Pentax Q ~ Star Trek’s Q made them do it
+ 645 = 645

In-stock now: Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 DC HSM Art for $1100 (C/N)

If camera-gear announcements were done like post-game sports interviews, Sigma executives would be teary-eyed saying “we proved the naysayers wrong, they said it couldn’t be done, but we did it! I would like to thank my team mates and coaches…”…

… which brings us to the Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 DC HSM Art Lens, now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $1100 from B&H Photo in the Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount.

Nikon D610 Body and Nikon MB-D14 Battery Grip and $60 rewards and Extras for $1500

Look under your chairs Nikon full frame photographers. You get a battery grip, and you get a battery grip, and you get a battery trip! If you are not a Nikon photographer, you get a limited edition box of Oprah Chai 🙂

The above paragraph, in case it wasn’t obvious, it was a joke, but this offer is not a joke. You get the Nikon D610 body only along with the official Nikon MB-D14 battery grip along with a 16GB Sandisk Extreme card, a shoulder bag and an extra Watson-brand EN-EL15 compatible battery, along with 4% promotional rewards (around $60 to be used in the future), all together for the regular price of the D610 body only of $1500 at B&H Photo.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Nikon D810 body and Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and Extras for $2800

B&H Photo is back and a new wave of specials has been unleashed. We start full frame with the Nikon D810 body only bundled with the official Nikon MB-D12 battery grip, along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a shoulder bag and an extra Watson-brand EN-EL15 compatible battery, all together for the regular price of the D810 body only of $2800.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $168

More imported camera gear action at the eBay Deals, with a Nikon prime. eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, Brooklyn::NewYork) is offering the new condition imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G lens for $168 with free shipping. There is no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing, so assume it gets no warranty.

This lens goes for $218 with free accessories at authorized Nikon USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama (including the Corel software bundle). So it’s up to you to trade off the manufacturer warranty and the free accessories versus paying $50 less.

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB (Nikon only) for $769 with Canada Warranty only

To the Trending eBay Deals we go now where we find Canadian retailer QuickNDone (99.8%, Ontario::Canada) offering the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD in the Nikon mount only for $769 with free shipping. This ships to Canada and the USA. People buying in Canada get a 6-year Tamron Canada warranty. Limit 18 per customer (or that’s how many they are left in this offer).

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both VR) w/90-day Nikon USA warranty for $350

Bubbling around in the eBay Top 100 trending deals is yet another manufacturer refurbished Nikon DSLR promotion with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. It is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with the 18-55 and 55-200 DX VR II lenses (both lenses are VR) going for $350 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer by Beach Camera on eBay. This is available in either black or red D3300. Over 760 units got sold so far from this eBay listing per the numbers shown there.

There are many and more Nikon DSLR kits floating out there, it’s a buyers market, with the silver lining being option overload. But I’m pretty sure the people who paid $2000 for an APS-C DSLR thirteen years ago would be willing to trade choice overload for 1/7th the price 🙂

DSLR Video Bundles: Nikon D750, Canon 7D II and 5D III

Among the many NAB Specials at B&H there are some DSLR Video bundles that include accessories help with DSLR Audio/Video, such as mics and such. There are bundles centered around three different DSLRs, the Nikon D750 kits and the Canon 7D Mark II kits and the Canon 5D Mark III kits. Most of the NAB specials expire 4/21.

Also note that B&H offices will be closed starting 7pm ET on 4/21/16 and will reopen 5/1/16 at 10am.

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 & $28 rewards for $699 (C/N/A/Si)

The f2.8 party continues with the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical IF EX DG HSM dropping to $699 with free shipping and $28~ promotional rewards at Adorama in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Sigma SA. Click on the mount tabs below “More Product Options”.

Refurbished Nikon DSLRs and Lenses (37 options)

We mentioned some of these earlier on, but I don’t think I got through them all, as of the time of writing there are 37 manufacturer refurbished Nikon DSLRs and Lenses on sale at Adorama. You can use the left sidebar and the menu sorting options to filter through them. There are three pages of items. They come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… These too are part of their Warehouse Clearance sales

Five Rokinon Xeen Cine T-Primes for $10,000 [C/N/PL/E/m43]

For the price of a used Honda Civic (not fact-checked with the Blue Book) you can get a five-pack of Rokinon Xeen Cine lenses for $9,995 with free shipping from Adorama. The 5-packs are available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, the PL-mount and the Sony E and M43rds mirrorless systems. The lenses are the 14mm T3.1, and four T1.5s, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. The lenses go for $2500 on their own.

Costco: Nikon D7200 w/18-55 & 55-300 & Extended Warranty on Camera & Extras for $1300

Costco is a non-profit company, so all their profits go towards the never-ending supply of free food samples 😉 If you are a member, $1300 will get you the Nikon D7200 with the 18-55 and 55-300 DX VR lenses, a 2-year extended warranty on the camera only, a camera bag, an extra EN-EL15 battery, a 32GB memory card, and a $5 off Costco coupon. Sorry, rotisserie chicken not included (it would leak and mess up the camera anyway). If you are not a member, you can purchase it but you have to pay a 5% surcharge (+$65). Details at the Costco product page.

Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime 4-Lens Bundle (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 [C/N/A/E/m43]

There’s enough lenses in this bundle to justify a YouTube “Haul video” 🙂 Four Rokinon Cine DS primes are bundled together for $1900 (technically $1896) with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts and Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mirrornyet mounts… The four lenses are all T1.5, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm… No coupon is needed for this particular offer, but like many of the B&H NAB specials they expire on 4/21/16…

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS for $450 with Coupon (C/N/A/E/M43)

The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS lens is on sale for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code BHNAB16 at checkout. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A SLR mounts and M43rds and Sony E mirrornyet mounts… This coupon, like many of the B&H NAB specials expires on 4/21/16…

Imported Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 non-VR for $1200 [or refurb w/90-day Nikon USA warranty for $1400]

The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED-IF AF-S goes for $1800 in new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, while the VR version goes for $2400. If you don’t want the VR version, you might as well save by going refurbished on the non-VR, it is going for $1400 at Adorama with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

If you want to save some more, and don’t object to imported grey-market gear without a warranty, you can get it in new condition for $1200 with free shipping as one of the eBay Deals by eBay seller RedTag Camera on eBay (99.9%, limit 5). Nearly 350 units got sold from this listing as of the time of writing.

(ENDED) Ends 6pm ET: Polaroid PL-190N GN54 Wireless TTL Auto Power Zoom Bounce & Swivel Flash for $95 [Canon or Nikon] [updated]

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Imported Nikon D750 body w/1yr seller warranty for $1300

The Nikon D750 body only goes for $2000 at authorized Nikon dealers which are allowed to bundle it with free accessories (eg free RodeMic OR Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free 4TB external HDD and other extras at B&H Photo).

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs, among the latest buzzing eBay Deals, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.5%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only dSLRs with a 1-year seller warranty (not Nikon USA) for $1300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 200 units got sold so far per the eBay listing number there.

As usual with situations like these, it is up to you to decide based on whatever makes you feel comfortable and won’t keep you up at night. Make sure you understand the trade-offs and risks of buying authorized dealer vs imported if you are not already familiar with them.

Imported Nikon 35mm f1.8 for $149 _VS_ $197 in new condition with Nikon USA warranty and Extras and Corel Software

A quick look at the eBay Deals shows a prime lens offer if you are not risk averse. The eBay store of PhotoVideo4Less (99.9%) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lenses for $149 with free shipping. There is no manufacturer warranty on this. In fact there is no mention of warranty, so you can assume that you get no warranty (unless you find out otherwise). Limit five per customer. Over 2000 units got sold so far from this eBay listing. This is a simple prime lens, which reduces the risks of issues, but again, do whatever helps you sleep better at night 🙂

On the other hand, if you prefer Nikon USA blessed items and you have use for Corel’s imaging (and other software) Adorama is offering the new condition version of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lens along with the Corel software bundle (includes AfterShot PRO and Paintshop PRO among others), along with a 52mm MC UV filter, a tether, and a cleaning kit, along with $4~ in promotional rewards for $197 with free shipping. This is temporarily on backorder, but you can order it if you like the offer and don’t object to waiting.

Refurbished Nikon D5100 body w/90 day wrnty for $280

There are many options in Nikon APS-C dSLRs out there these days. If the one you want is the Nikon D5100 body only or you are shopping for a price point without the need of the 18-55 kit lens, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5100 body only for $280 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty… To do a little bit of a theater of absurd, you can get seven of these for the price of the brand new D500 flagship APS-C… This too is one of the 2000 items on sale at Adorama. I’m only on page #17 but slowly making progress 🙂

Nikon 16-35mm f4G ED VR II for $900 (limit 10)

The Nikon 16-35mm f4G ED VR II is currently on sale for $900 with free shipping with a limit of ten units per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so I do not know when it ends.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD and $130 Rewards for $1100 after $200 MIR [C/N]

For Canon and Nikon DSLR photographers, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD is available for $1100 after a $200 mail-in rebate at B&H Photo and Adorama. It also earns 10% promotional rewards on the purchase price (around $130 to be used on future purchases). So this is a double dip, both a mail-in rebate and promotional rewards.

Note that the Alpha Minolta version is also participating in this promotion but it is not a stabilized (VC) lens.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II for $110

The Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II lens is available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $110 with free shipping with a 90-day B&H warranty from B&H Photo.

Refurbished Nikon D3000 body only with 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $165

You can even get an APS-C dSLR for under $200 now-a-days. It is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3000 body only (yes, that’s pretty old by today’s standards) going for $165 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty by Adorama among their 3200+ clearance sale items… Optionally you can buy this DSLR with various camera accessories for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” section there to see the available options…

In-stock nao: Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC for $750 (C/N)

If you like the idea of a stabilized 85mm f1.8 lens, the new Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD is now in-stock and ready to cling on to your Canon or Nikon DSLRs for $750 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo (VC is Tamron-speak for image stabilization, aka vibration correction).

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports with $180 Rewards and USB Dock and 105mm WR UV filter for $1800 (C/N/Si)

Expiring tonight (11:59pm ET on 3/31/16), the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens is bundled with the Sigma 105mm WR UV filter and the Sigma USB Dock along with 10% promotional rewards ($180 to be used on future purchases) for $1800 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Shiguma SLR mounts at B&H Photo.

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary with $20 Rewards and Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens and the Sigma USB Dock for $499 (C/N/A/P/Si)

The name “Contemporary” sounds reasonable now in Sigma’s line-up since it was only recently launched, but twenty years from now, all these lenses will still be called “Contemporary” even though they won’t be so 🙂 Regardless…

… the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens is available bundled with the Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens and the Sigma USB Dock and $20 promotional rewards, all together for $499 with free shipping at Adorama in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax, and Sigma SLR mounts.

Alternately, you can opt for the bundles that include the Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens, but trade the Sigma USB Dock and 4% rewards for a bundle of lens accessories (72mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, lens pouch, tether, and cleaning kit).

Page down on the Adorama search results until you find the mount and combo of interest.

Refurbished Nikon D7200 Body w/90 day Nikon USA warranty for $770

A more recent Nikon APS-C DSLR, the D7200 is now available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $770 with free shipping at Adorama as one of their refubished Nikon specials that are part of the 4200+ Spring Clearance Items.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR for $195

An alternative option to the previously mentioned refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II for $110, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $195 with free shipping… This is one of their 4200+ Spring Clearance Items

Refurbished Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR for $210

A versatile lens, perhaps an alternative to the basic 18-55 lens, the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR is available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $210 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty… This is one of their 4200+ Spring Clearance Items

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED DX VR II w/90 day Nikon USA warranty for $110

This is not a bad way to add a stabilized telephoto zoom to one’s Nikon virtual camera bag, the Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED DX VR II is available in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $110 with free shipping at Adorama as one of their 4200+ clearance sale items.

Nikon Lens Instant Savings with Lens Filter & Corel software

The current iteration of various Nikon SLR Instant Savings at Adorama come with some extra items as well, a lens filter and the Corel software kit that includes AfterShot PRO and Paintshop PRO. The lenses are organized by type over there for easier navigation. It includes a mix of primes and zooms. This round expires 4/2/16.

Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 PRO FX with Extras for $589

Another Tokina offer, their 16-28mm f2.8 PRO FX lens is currently on sale for $589 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $23) in the Canon or Nikon SLR mounts at B&H Photo. Offer ends 3/31/16 at 11:59pm ET.

If you prefer free accessories instead of 4% promotional rewards, Adorama is bundling it with a flex lens shade, a slinger soft large lens case and a cleaning kit.

PS: post title corrected, this is Tokina, not Tamron. Many years later, and I still mis-type them. File under “known errors” 🙂 Why did they both have to start with a “T” and have six letters in their name? 🙂

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II PRO & $18 Rewards for $450 [C/N/A]

While the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 is the B&H Photo Daily Deal (ends Tue 11:59pm ET), the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX-II is on sale for $450 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($18~) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts. Offer ends 3/31/16 at 11:59pm ET.

(ENDED) Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f2.8 PRO for $450 [C/N]

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Refurbished Nikon D800 w/24-120 f4G VR for $2000

We have a quartet of refurbished Nikon DSLR specials from Adorama. We start with a refurbished duo, both the DSLR and the lens are manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty offered at Adorama, it is the Nikon D750 with 24-120 f4G VR offered for $2000 with free shipping.

Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash TTL with BP-960 Power Pack (With R2 Integrated Wireless Transceiver) for $520 [C/N]

Available for either the Canon or Nikon systems, the Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash TTL with BP-960 Power Pack (With R2 Integrated Wireless Transceiver) is currently on sale for $520 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.