Nikon strikes again with a trio of new four and five figure lenses available for pre-order as follows:
This offer ended but there are plenty refurbished Nikon dSLRs making the deal rounds…
The Nikon 50mm f1.8 D currently goes for around $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama, B&H Photo). Since this is a simple low-priced 50mm prime lens, there is lower risk going grey-market (imported without manufacturer warranty). If so, you can get it for $99 with free shipping by Peach Photo on eBay (99.9%). Over 600 units got sold so far from this listing.
Don’t refurbish me bro! (okay, I am not sure where I am going with this joke attempt, so I am going to pretend I didn’t write it). Back to the eBay Deals, Beach Camera’s ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 and 55-200 (both VR) for $450 with free shipping, and a 90 day Nikon warranty, with a limit of five per customer.
PS: the 55-200 is VR. There’s only one spot in a sub-heading that mentions 55-200 without VR (they probably ran out of space) but all the other mentions have VR. Also, the part number (Nikon part number 2166) is that of the 55-200 VR.
Prime time with extras! The Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM ART lens is going for $850 but that’s not all. Adorama is also including automatically a variety of free accessories (77mm filter kit, 3yr Leaf Spills and Drops warranty, Lens Wrap, Capleash II, cleaning kit). These bundles are available in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Sigma mount.
To the eBay Deals, where Roberts Digital (99.5%) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-55 and 55-300 lenses for $700 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty with a limit of ONE set per buyer. Over 1100 units got sold so far from this offer. The 18-55mm is DX non-VR. The 55-300 is DX VR. These ships in “Authorized Nikon Refurbished” boxes.
This offer ended with 180~ units sold…
Back to the eBay Deals with an if-the-stars-align type of a deal (if you have use for the DSLR and the DX lenses, eg the D7000 for you and bundle the DX lenses with older DSLRs to give to family/friends or trade with others), Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7000 with 18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses for $500 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty. Limit five per customer.
To celebrate its 125 year anniversary, Zeiss has a sale on some of their SLR lenses, more specifically 12 ZE (Canon) and 14 ZF (Nikon) lenses are on sale plus they earn 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The promotion ends by 7/31/15. Given the prices of most Zeiss lenses, the 4% promotional rewards are a very decent amount, for example, a $2000 lens gets you an $80 reward!
If you are interested in getting both a Nikon DSLR kit and at least or more of their SLR lenses, there is a brand new combined purchase instant savings promotion. You can bundle up to 17 different lenses, along with three flashes and two teleconverters. Many Nikon DSLRs are participating, including the D3200, D3300, D5200, D5300, D5500, D7100, D7200, D610, D750, D810, Df, and D4s. Find all the details and options nicely organized at B&H Photo. This round expires around 6/27/15 with the usual caveats of Instant Rebates getting extended/renewed/adjusted/etc.
More Nikon action at the eBay Deals, this time of the dSLR variety, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 II DX VR for $370 with free shipping, and a 90 day Nikon warranty, and a limit of five per customer.
Back to the eBay Deals where we have two more refurbished Nikon dSLR offers. First up, Roberts Digital (authorized Nikon dealer) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-55 and 55-300 for $700 with free shipping, and a 90 day warranty with a limit ONE per buyer. The 55-300 is DX VR, while the 18-55 is just DX, no VR.
Further down the the eBay Deals, Adorama’s eBay store (authorized Nikon dealers) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 and 55-200 for $270 with free shipping and 90 day Nikon warranty with a limit of five per customer. The lenses are NOT stabilized.
If you just need a body and have no need or use for these two non-VR lenses, Adorama’s own website is offering the refurbished D3100 body only for $200.
While we are patiently waiting for Vanilla Ice to be hired to perform “Zeiss Zeiss Baby”, there is a new round Zeiss SLR (Canon, Nikon) instant savings promotions featuring a total of 25 lenses. These also earn 2% promotional rewards, which are not small change considering the premium price nature of Zeiss lenses. You can see all 25 options at B&H Photo.
If you are looking for an older Nikon DSLR body, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished black Nikon D3100 body only for $200 with free shipping, and 2% promotional rewards.
If of the many professional Nikon DSLRs it is the old D2X the one you want, you can currently get it refurbished by Nikon USA for $1000 at Adorama. Extended warranty (NewLeaf) options start at +$28.
More Nikon action at the eBay Deals where Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7000 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200, both non-VR) for $500 with free shipping, a 90 day Nikon warranty and a limit of five per buyer.
Speaking of eBay, NewEgg’s eBay store is offering the new condition 5TB SAMSUNG D3 Station (USB 3.0, 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive, model STSHX-D501TD) for $120 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
As with all eBay deals, they are limited time offers of unknown exact expiration time.
Video may have killed the radio star, but you can’t really have video without audio. With that as semi-unnecessary preface, here’s an audio + video sale. Adorama is bundling the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with these 11 digital camera kits (Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, D810, Panasonic GH4, and Sony a7r and a7s).
The Nikon MB-D11 Battery Grip for the Nikon D7000 is currently on sale for $150 with free shipping and 60-day returns at Crutchfield. Car stereo not included!
If you are comfortable with imported (grey market, no Nikon USA warranty) DSLRs, there’s more eBay Deals action, GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering the imported grey-market with seller warranty (not Nikon warranty) Nikon D810 body only for $2250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.
Best Buy is offering 3X Best Buy Rewards Points if you purchase select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses (29 options available). You have to be a member of their Rewards program to earn this (it is free to join). You also get upgraded to free express shipping (you must needs select it manually in the shopping cart). Eligible DSLRs include the D750, D7200, 6D, 5DMk3, and some lenses as well.