Imported Nikon D850 Body “drops” to $3400

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and there is a “discount” on the limited availability premium of the Nikon D850. The camera’s official price is $3300 at authorized dealers, but it went over $3500 by importers who had it in-stock. Now the “limited availability premium” is shrinking, it’s “only” +$100, you can get it in imported grey-market condition with a 1-year seller warranty (not Nikon USA) by eBay seller Deals All Year (New Jersey) for $3400 with free shipping.

Personally I would wait for the Nikon USA authorized dealers, but I am not the Master of the Universe (I am barely the master of my thoughts), I can’t decide for everybody else 🙂

Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens (Nikon F) for $199

This offer continues (or returned) as of a late 12/13/17 recheck…

The new condition Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for the Nikon F mount is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo…

Imported Nikon D850 Body w/1-YR Seller W for $3775

If you really don’t want to wait for the Nikon D850 to come in-stock from authorized Nikon USA dealers for $3300 [check the Stock Status Tracker for that], and you are willing to pay a limited availability premium, and get a 1-year seller warranty (instead of a Nikon USA warranty), then…

… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Deals All Year” is offering the new condition Nikon D850 body only for $3775 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Nikon USA. Limit one per buyer.

They sold 54 of these, so temptation won over 54 people so far. Personally I wouldn’t buy it, but I’m not the master of the universe, other people have different preferences and priorities 🙂

Nikon D7500 Body drops to $1147 (with freebies)

Sunday is here, and with it we have a new round of Nikon DSLR instant savings, including the first official discount of the D7500 APS-C camera. The body only goes for $1147 with a FREE 32GB Sandisk Extreme card and Ruggard shoulder bag and 2% promotional rewards (around $23 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo.

Or if you are interested in a “take pictures with” kit, the D7500 with 18-140 DX VR goes for $1447 with the same two freebies and 2% promotional rewards (about $29 to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo).

Nikon FX Lens Sale: 24/1.8 for $700, 24-70/2.8 for $1700, 35/1.4 for $1500, 80-400 for $2100

Nikon also has some FX lenses on sale at B&H Photo as follows:

+ 24mm f/1.8G ED AF-S for $697

+ 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S for $1697

+ 35mm f/1.4G AF-S for $1497

+ 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S for $2097

+ they also get 4% promotional rewards

Nikon DX Lens Sale: 10/2.8 Fisheye for $600, 12-24/4 for $950, 17-55/2.8 for $1200

Sunday has also brought some new Nikon DX DSLR lenses with the following sale prices at B&H Photo:

+ 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED AF-S DX for $947

+ 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX AF Fisheye for $597

+ 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX AF-S for $1197

+ they also earn 4% promotional rewards

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 for $300 [add 70-300 and $20GC for $400]

Back to the eBay Deals where there are two competing “take pictures with” Nikon D3400 APS-C DSLR manufacturer refurbished kits from BuyDig with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

For $300, you can get the D3400 w/18-55 DX VR with free shipping.

Or for $400, you can get the D3400 Two Lens Kit which adds the 70-300 DX lens and a $20 eBay gift card. So that’s the $100 trade off!

These are currently only available in the black color scheme.

Speaking of eBay, the BuyDig Ebay store is offering the new condition LG 29UM59A-P 29-Inch IPS WFHD 2560 x 1080 Ultrawide Freesync Monitor 2017 Model for $180 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Over 1530 units have been sold so far from this listing per the eBay statistics over there.

LIVE NOW: Nikon D850 World Premiere Online Class

I knew there was something I forgot! Today is the world premiere of the Nikon D850 Fast Start class at Creative LIVE ON-AIR. After the recording ends in the afternoon, the stream will be repeating overnight until typically 12pm ET tomorrow morning. Or longer if the stream will rebroadcast on Thursday as well.

The DSLR itself continues to be not in-stock. For the latest updates on that, check the Stock Status Tracker. If there are any other new cameras or lenses you’d like to see there, please leave a comment or use the online contact form.

(ENDED) Thursday Free to Watch: Nikon D850 Class at CL

This promotional free-stream ended… It made its world premiere yesterday, but this class is now in reruns, FREE to Watch until Friday morning. “This” refers to the Nikon D850 Fast Start class by John Greego at Creative Live (CL).

For all other free-running classes, check their Creative LIVE ON-AIR, a way to stream video and learn at the same time! Instead of un-learn by watching TV 🙂

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG HSM OS Macro with 4% Rewards for $569 [C/N/A/Si]

The new condition Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG HSM OS Macro lens is on sale for $569 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($28~ to be used in the future) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A, and Sigma systems.

If you prefer free lens-y accessories instead of 4% promotional rewards, you can get them as such at Adorama where they are backordered, but you can still order them if you want to lock the price.

Phottix Odin TCU TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter (N) for $100

The new condition Phottix Odin TCU TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter for Nikon is on sale for $100 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Thrusday 12/7/17 at 11:59pm ET… This and more are part of their Photo Accessories sale

Nikon D5600 with 18-55 and 70-300 for $800 [corrected]

CORRECTION: the lens in the two lens kit is the 70-300mm DX, not the old 75-300. I typed 75-300 in every single mention below out of habit 🙂 Thanks to one of our readers for the alert in the comments!

On the “Take Pictures With” two-lens kit front, the new condition Nikon D5600 with the 18-55 and 70-300 lenses is on sale for $797 with free shipping at authorized dealers such as Adorama (with free accessories) and B&H Photo (with free accessories) and Amazon itself (limit 3).

The D5600 body only goes for $650, while the D5600 w/18-55 goes for $750. So you are getting the 70-300 for an extra $50 versus the standard 1-lens kit. This being the holiday season, even if you don’t need the 18-55 and 70-300 for yourself, you can use them in a gift bundle for friends and family, eg bundle them with a Nikon DSLR you don’t need or use often.

The D5600 body only went for $650 in early November as well when I posted the APS-C DSLR price charts.

If you don’t need the new condition version though, you can wait for another manufacturer refurbished sale. It went for $620 at least a couple of times in the past.

PRO TIP: the new WordPress search engine is very fast and efficient, so if you want to look up favorite brands or see previous deals on cameras, use the search box in the blog header or sidebar! It even picks up new posts in almost real time!

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 & 70-300 & $20 eBay Gift Card & 90-day Warranty for $400

Since we mentioned it last week, this offer added a $20 eBay Gift Card to the mix, while keeping the same price…

To the eBAY Deals we go, where the BuyDIG eBAY store is offering it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $400 with free shipping, a $20 eBay Gift Card, and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. You can buy up to five kits per customer. The red color scheme is sold out, but the standard black color scheme is still available. Over 1500 units have been sold from this listing so far.

The new condition Nikon D3400 two-lens kit with the 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR goes for $500 at authorized dealers with a variety of different freebies offered at each retailer, such as Amazon by Amazon itself (with extras including a 60 inch AB tripod) and Adorama (with extras) and B&H Photo (with extras) and BuyDIG (with extras).

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD w/$16 Rewards for $399 [C/N/A]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF is on sale for $399 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($16~ to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and also at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon at both places. The Pentax K version is not only, while the Sony Alpha is on sale but only at B&H Photo.

Tokina 100mm f2.8 AT-X Macro for $350 [C/N]

Macro time! The new condition Tokina 100mm f2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D lens is on sale for $350 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama for a limited time in the Canon and Nikon systems.

Last Call (ends Thur 4:15pm ET): Zeiss Milvus Sale [C/N]

The current Zeiss Milvus lens sale for Canon and Nikon SLR systems expires at the very specific time of Thursday 12/1/17 at 4:15pm eastern time at B&H Photo, so this is a Last Call alert if you are interested. The lenses are:

+ Milvus 15mm f2.8 for $2294
+ Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for $1955
+ Milvus 21mm f2.8 for $1568
+ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 for $1700
+ Milvus 50mm f2M for $1093
+ Milvus 50mm f1.4 for $1020
+ Milvus85mm f1.4 for $1530
+ Milvus 100mm f2 for $1568
+ Milvus 135mm f2 for $1870

+ a number of them earn 4% promotional rewards as well, which yield a nice amount considering the prices

Nikon D850 re-listed at Amazon, still TOOS

The Nikon D850 listings (option to pre-order from Amazon itself) disappeared last night at the Amazon website but as of the time of writing, they are pre-orderable again, in the all-encompassing and all-mysterious “temporarily out of stock” status.

The D850 remains in Pre-Order status at B&H Photo and in “Coming Soon” at Adorama.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 Fisheye for $349 [C/N/K/E]

If you are a fan of fish and eyes, you may also be a fan of fisheye lenses! The Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (around $7~) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems, and the Sony E mirrornyet systems.

Free Battery Grips with D500, D750, D810; Free $80 Rewards with 24-70/2.8E for $2197, Etc

There are plenty of Nikon Sales at B&H Photo, including the professional Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens for $2197 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards which are about $88 to be spent in future purchases at B&H.

A variety of DSLRs and lenses are participating, including the free battery grip promotions for the Nikon D500 kits and the Nikon D810 kits and the Nikon D750 kits.

No free battery grip for the D850. I suspect some photographers would be willing to give Nikon a battery grip for a chance to get the D850 🙂 Speaking of the D850, I just rechecked, it remains in pre-order/backorder at B&H and Adorama, and at the all-encompassing and all-frustrating when you are waiting for a new camera to arrive “temporarily out of stock” at Amazon.

Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art Lens with FREE Sigma USB Dock for $1199 [C/N]

The new condition Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Dock for $1199 with free expedited shipping until Monday at 11:59pm ET at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon or Canon systems.

Nikon and Canon Cyber Monday at B&H

The Cyber Monday party continues at B&H with two nicely organized pages that outline their featured Nikon sales and their featured Canon sales. These are a mix of DSLRs, lenses, fixed lens cameras, and in the case of Canon mirrorless too. Click on the “Load More” at the bottom of the Canon listing to see more options!

Zeiss Milvus Prime Sale: 15/2.8 for $2294, 18/2.8 for $1955, 21/2.8 for $1568, 35/1.4 for $1700, 100/2 for $1568, 135/2 for $1870, And More! [C/N]

One of the benefits of having a Canon or Nikon DSLR system is that you have premium Zeiss lenses available for you and a handful of their C/N Milvus primes are available on sale as part of the Black-Cyber Fri-Monday festivities at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Milvus 15mm f2.8 for $2294

+ Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for $1955

+ Milvus 21mm f2.8 for $1568

+ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 for $1700

+ Milvus 50mm f2M for $1093

+ Milvus 50mm f1.4 for $1020

+ Milvus85mm f1.4 for $1530

+ Milvus 100mm f2 for $1568

+ Milvus 135mm f2 for $1870

+ a number of them earn 4% promotional rewards as well, which yield a nice amount considering the prices

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 + 90-Day W for $300

The new condition Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR goes for $400 at authorized dealers, or $500 in the two lens kit. BuyDIG offers the two lens kit in manufacturer refurbished condition for $400.

BUT if you prefer the D3400 with 18-55mm kit instead of the two-lens kit, it goes for $400 in new condition at authorized dealers, or you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day USA warranty from the BuyDIG eBAY store. Limit five per customer.

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 & 70-300 for $400

The new condition Nikon D3400 two-lens kit with the 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR goes for $500 at authorized dealers as part of the Black Friday festivities, with a variety of freebies at each retailer, such as Adorama and B&H Photo (with extras) and BuyDIG.

But if you want to save another $100, to the eBAY Deals we go, where the BuyDIG eBAY store is offering it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $400 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. You can buy up to three kits per customer. The red color scheme is sold out, but the standard black color scheme is still available.

Speaking of eBAY, you can pay $90 and get a $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card with free shipping. This is a plastic gift card delivered by mail. Limit up to three peer customer.

UPDATE: here’s another eBAY deal, the official Best Buy eBAY store is offering the new condition Targus City Laptop Backpack for $10 with free shipping.

Nikon D500 Body + FREE MB-D17 Battery Grip for $1800

The Nikon D500 dropped $100 since our previous check, but not only that, it gained a new friend, the Nikon MB-D17 battery grip for FREE! So $1800 gets you the D7200 body only with said MB-D17 battery grip and freebies that vary by retailer. This time Amazon is offering freebies (128GB Samsung EVO green microSD, bag), along with Adorama and B&H Photo offering their own sets of freebies.

The same promotion is also available for the D500 with 16-80mm kit which goes for $2400. It is interlinked in the listings of all the above retailers.

Nikon D7200 body only drops to $797

The Nikon D7500 body only remains at $1250, but having the previous generation model around gave Nikon the flexibility to create a discount since their prices were artificially too close to begin with. To cut a long story short, the Nikon D7200 body only dropped from $1000 to $800 since ten days ago. The other kits get parallel discounts. I don’t mention them all because it would take forever to do these posts.

So the $800 price, or $797 to be more specific, is available by Amazon itself (5% back with Prime VISA, or Discover Q4 cashback; I won’t repeat these in every post because it will take forever to post anything!) and Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (with freebies).

“Nikon Df: The Expanded Guide” for $12 [paperback]

Back to the Gold Box we go where Nikon Df fans (or Df-curious photographers) can get the paperback edition of the “Nikon Df (Expanded Guides)” by Jon Snow (oops, Jon Sparks) for $12.29, with free Prime shipping or with a $25+ order.

This has 240 pages, and it has “Look Inside” activated, so when you click on the main picture in the gallery, it will take you on a wild ride inside the book. This is handy because you can jump all over the book, it can give you a much better feel for the book than just the first few pages that we get with the Kindle sample.

Offer ends on Saturday at 2:45am ET or earlier if sold out.

Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle for $1649

The two Rokinon lightning deals go live at 7:05pm ET and 8:20pm ET tonight, but there’s more Rokinon action, not a lightning deal but a Black Friday bundle, the Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle is discounted to $1649 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon, Canon, Sony E and M43rds. That’s $412.50 per lens 🙂

Internets Price Match Nikon D3400 Black Friday deals

The Black Friday Ads have the Nikon D3400 with 18-55 for $400 and the two lens kit (with 70-300 DX) for $500, but you don’t have to wait for the actual Black Friday, the internets have already price-matched those offers as follows:

+ D3400 with 18-55 for $400 at Adorama (with extras) and BuyDIG

+ D3400 with 18-55 and 70-300 DX for $500 at Adorama (with extras) and B&H Photo (with extras) and BuyDIG (with extras)

+ D3400 RED with 18-55 and 70-300 DX and 35/1.8 DX for $700 at Adorama (with extras)

Nikon D7200 body for $800, Two Lens Kit $1000, w/18-140 $1100

The Nikon D7200 is another one of the Black Friday Ads DSLRs and sure enough the internets have already price-matched it as follows:

+ D7200 body for $800 at Adorama (with extras) and B&H Photo (with extras)

+ D7200 with 18=55 and 70-300 DX for $1000 at Adorama (with extras)

+ D7200 with 18-140 DX VR for $1100 at B&H Photo (with extras)

Refurbished Nikon SB-700 Speedlight for $240, Imported for $255, New w/freebies for $327

The Nikon SB-700 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight is offered for $240 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty at Adorama. That’s one option. Or for $247 at B&H Photo.

Another option is a new condition imported grey market without warranty going for $255 with free shipping from Canada by Quick-n-Done on eBay.

Another option is new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers for $327 with free accessories at Adorama and

Refurbished Nikon D7200 w/90-Day W for $650

The Nikon D500 APS-C flagship currently goes for $1800 with a free MB-D17 battery grip in new condition at authorized dealers. But if you want a serious Nikon APS-C DSLR while almost 1/3rd of that price…

… then to the eBay Deals we go, where the BuyDIG eBAY store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $650 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit up to three per customer.

Nikon 50mm f1.8G with Extras for $177

There are a handful of lenses participating in the current Nikon Instant Savings, one of which is the classic prime, the 50mm f1.8G AF-S FX going for $177 with free shipping at authorized dealers.

At Adorama you get a FREE ProOptic 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, while at B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards ($7~ to spend in future purchases). At Amazon, some 3rd-party sellers offer freebies and if you pay with the Prime VISA (or activated the Discover Q4 Bonus Cashback) you get 5% back as a statement credit.

PS: there are many and more things to post, I really wish I was IBM’s Watson 🙂

New Offer for Nikon D750 kits: FREE MB-D16 Battery Grip, $80 Hiker Backpack and 128GB Samsung EVO microSD

Last night when I posted the Nikon D750 Free Battery Grip promotions, Amazon’s humans, hybrids, and bots were asleep and did not have their own offers running.

But as of this recheck, Amazon created its own bundle, it’s a nice one, you get a FREE $80 AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack (link is for reference only; you don’t add it to shopping cart separately), and a 128GB Samsung EVO Select microSD (with matching SD adapter included), along of course with the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Battery Power Pack/Grip for D750.

So the bundles are, the Nikon D750 body only with the MB-D16 battery grip, AB Hiker Backpack and 128GB Samsung EVO microSD for $1500 or the Nikon D750 with 24-120 with the same three freebies for $2000.

All items will be included in the shopping cart automatically and priced accordingly. Amazon finally figured out how to do consumer-friendly bundles 🙂

If you pay with an Amazon Chase Prime VISA credit card, or the Amazon house store credit card, you get 5% back as a statement credit, which is a pretty nice amount considering the price of the cameras, $75 for the body only or $100 for the “with 24-120”.

If you are not a Prime member, but you have the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you get 3% back as a statement credit, still a solid $45 or $60. Or if you have a Discover credit card, they are running 5% caskback promotions for Q4 of 2017. Note however that the maximum is $1500 per credit card for the quarter (October 1st until December 31st).

I suppose that’s one of the benefits of Amazon having its own brands of products like AmazonBasics, they can bundle them up as they please.

(ENDED) Voking VK430 I TTL Speedlite LCD Display Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon for $38 w/free S&H

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Nikon D500 body with MB-D17 Grip & Freebies for $1800

The Nikon D500 APS-C flagship went for $1800 when I posted the APS-C DSLR Price Charts a couple of weeks ago, and it continues to go for the same price, however, Nikon’s Black Friday offering on this camera is a FREE Nikon MB-D17 Battery Grip bundled up through authorized dealers.

+ At B&H Photo you get the MB-D17 battery grip, extra Watson battery, Ruggard bag, and 2% promotional rewards for $1800
+ same offer is available for the D500 with 16-80 for $2400

+ At Adorama you get the MB-D17 battery grip, Corel software, Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB SD card, a few more accessories and 2% rewards for $1800
+ same offer is available for the D500 with 16-80 for $2400

+ no coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout

Nikon D750 body with MB-D16 Grip & Freebies for $1497

The Nikon D750 was going for $1800 when I posted the full Frame Price Charts a couple of weeks ago, but the Nikon Black Friday offers bring both a discount and a free battery grip to it! The D750 body only is now going for $1497 with freebies as follows:

+ At Adorama you get the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Power Battery Pack, and 32GB Lexar SD, 24/7 TC holster, Corel software, Power2000 extra battery, card reader and cleaning kit for $1497
+ same offer available for D750 with 24-120 for $1997

+ B&H Photo you get the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Power Battery Pack, 64GB Sandisk EXtReMe SDXC, Ruggard shoulder bag and Watson extra battery and 2% promotional rewards fro $1497
+ same offer available for D750 with 24-120 for $1997

+ no coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout

Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD with Hoya 67mm UV NXT HMC Filter and $16 rewards for $399 [C/N]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and it gets a FREE Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter ($38 value), along with 4% promotional rewards (around $16 to be spent in the future B&H). The Sony A version is backordered and cannot be ordered at this time.

Adorama has all three options in-stock and orderable for $399 with $16 promotional rewards but no free Hoya lens filter.

Amazon has them for $399 as well but no promotional rewards. However, if you pay with the Prime VISA credit card, you get 5% cashback (around $20 in your statement).

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 with Tamron TAP-IN Console and $52 Rewards for $1299 [C/N]

On the weightlifter’s zoom front, B&H Photo is offering the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for $1299 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $52 to be used in future B&H purchases), and a free item depending on mount:

+ Canon or Nikon: FREE Tamron TAP-in Console
+ Sony Alpha: B+W 95mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter

If you are not interested in the Tamron TAP-in console, Adorama is bundling it with lens-y accessories (filter kit and such and Corel software).

Speaking of Adorama and lenses, here’s a blended list of 840+ lenses that currently have various promotions on them.

New Lens Instant Savings: Fuji, Tokina, Nikon, Canon, Zeiss

A number of new lens instant savings promotions are running at the moment! You can find them nicely organized at Adorama as follows:

+ Fuji X System: 58 options

+ Tokina (mostly Canon and Nikon): 17 options

+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses: 38 lenses and three flashes

+ Nikon F lenses: 9 options

+ Zeiss Batis and Loxia: 8 options

+ Panasonic M43 Lenses: 31 options

BUT that’s not all! There’s more instant savings from other manufacturers as well, rounded up separately: Pentax, Olympus, Rokinon, Samyang and of course Shiguma (Sigma).

Refurbished Nikon D5600 w/18-55 for $599

Good until 11/15/17 (or earlier if sold out), BuyDig is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5600 with 18-55 AF-P DX VR for $599 with free shipping and the usual 90-day Nikon refurbished warranty.

The new condition version of this kit goes for $750, so you are saving $150 by going refurbished. For a refresher on APS-C camera price ranges, check this week’s all new APS-C DSLRs Price Chart.

5% off 18 Zeiss Lenses with coupon (E/C/N]

Good until 11/22/17, coupon code ZEISS5 (ZEISS and the number 5) get you 5% off eighteen Zeiss lenses at BuyDig. Options include lenses from the Batis, Loxia, and Otus lines. Most of them are Sony E-mount, with the rest Nikon F and Canon EF.

YMMV: $100 off the Nikon D850 IF You Apply and Get Approved for the Amazon Rewards VISA card

This is a YMMV promotion as Amazon’s AI bots have a mind of their own!!!

While checking the Nikon D850 stock status at Amazon I noticed a promotion that offers you a $100 discount IF you apply for an Amazon Rewards VISA credit card (by Chase) and Get Approved for it, and use the new card to pay the Nikon D850 [which remains in “Temporarily Out of Stock” status]. You don’t have to be a Prime member for this offer.

To see this offer however you may have to be logged on to your Amazon account, and NOT have an Amazon Rewards VISA card (by Chase). I only saw this offer on the non-Prime Amazon account I use to check prices/offers for non-Prime members. My Prime account (already has the Amazon Rewards VISA) was not offered this. Looking at the page without being logged on to an Amazon account also did not show the offer.

So this is a big YMMV.

If you are eligible for this offer, it looks like this [screenshot below]:

This has to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

Non-Prime members get 3% credit cards rewards on Amazon purchases with the Amazon Rewards VISA, while Prime members get 5%. This is another one of the many Prime Benefits.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $799 [C/N, A [no VC])

Big zoom action now, B&H Photo is offering for a limited time the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for $799 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems, and without VC (optical image stabilization) for the Sony A system.

No coupons, no rebates, this is a straight up sale, add to cart and proceed to checkout!

Nikon D850 body goes in TOOS status!

Breaking!!! The Nikon D850 body only is currently in “Temporarily out of stock” (TOOS) status at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer… Previously the estimate was “2-4 months”, so that’s an improvement…

“TOOS” is an all-encompassing thing, so it’s hard to tell when you’ll get it…

All the options at the Amazon listing are in “TOOS”, which makes sense, since these are just DSLR + Lens sold by Amazon, they are not official Nikon kits, so basically once you have the DSLR, you have all the other combos as well [unless any of those lenses are unavailable].

B&H Photo remains in pre-order status, and Adorama in backorder status.

The eBay Search Results continue to be filled with sellers charging A LOT more. If you hate this practice, make a note of their names and never buy from them 🙂

The Stock Status Tracker has been updated, and the Nikon D850 listing moved to the top. For the reasons explained above, I’m not creating additional entries for the D850 + Lens combos since they all depend on the D850 body only stock status.

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Refurbished Nikon D7200 body with 90-day warranty for $710

Now the Price-Charts price-checking moves to the letter N! Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $710 with free shipping. Their page there marks it as a “Low Stock” item. The new condition price at authorized dealers is $1000.

This is one of many refurbished Nikon cameras and lenses at Adorama.

Nikon D610 Body: Used for $949+, Refurbished for $1099

Work has began for a new November 2017 edition of the Price Charts! I am currently doing the price-checking round, which can surface some deals.

The Nikon D610 body only goes for $1500 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used or refurbished, it is available for less at these places:

+ “Used – Excellent Minus” for $950 + S&H at Adorama with 90-day Adorama warranty

+ “USED Condition 8+” for $1000 with 90-day B&H warranty at B&H Photo

+ refurbished for $1099 with 90-day warranty at B&H Photo
+ listing does not specify who offers the warranty

You can check the previous versions in the Price Charts archives.

New Nikon DSLR Lens Instant Savings (10 options)

Also coming in for Sunday is a new round of Nikon DSLR Lens Instant Savings featuring a total of ten Nikon lenses on sale until 11/17/17:

NIKON ZOOMS

+ 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR for $2200 with 4% promotional rewards ($88~)

+ 14-24mm f/2.8G ED for $1697 with 4% promotional rewards ($68~)

+ 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX for $797 with 4% promotional rewards ($32~)

+ 16-35mm f/4G ED VR for $997 with 4% promotional rewards ($40~)

LENS BUNDLE

+ Landscape & Macro 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 and 40mm f/2.8 Two Lens Kit for $497 with 4% promotional rewards ($20~)

NIKON PRIMES

+ 24mm f/1.4G ED for $1800 with 4% promotional rewards ($72~)

+ 28mm f/1.8G for $597 with 4% promotional rewards ($24~)

+ 35mm f/1.8G DX for $167 with 4% promotional rewards ($7~)

+ 50mm f/1.4G for $397 with 4% promotional rewards ($16~)

+ 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II DX for $147 with 4% promotional rewards ($3~)

In-Stock Now: Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 for $2399 [C/N]

Prime time of the Milvus kind! The new Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon ZE and Nikon ZF.2 options.

Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC for $199 [C/N; A {non-VC}]

Zoom-zoom on a budget! The new condition Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC is now on sale for $199 with free shipping and $8~ promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo. No rewards at Amazon but if you are a Prime member paying with a Prime VISA or Store Card, you get $10~ back as a statement credit.

The “VC” version is available in Canon and Nikon, while the Sony Alpha is a non-VC.