Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS Prime (24, 35, 50, 85) Bundle for $1749 [C/N/E]

More B&H NAB 2017 action, it’s a 4-pack of Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS prime lenses, the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm are on sale, together as a bundle at B&H Photo for $1749 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony E systems. M43rds photographers pay $50 more for this bundle. Offer ends 4/27/17.

These should not be confused with the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 which is a Tuesday daily deal.

Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Declicked for $264 (Canon, Fuji, Nikon)

The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 lens with declicked aperture and follow focus capable is on sale for $264 in the Canon and Fuji and Nikon systems by Aamzon itself with a limit of up to three units per mount per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. Check the individual listings for the Nikon version as it is complicated (Amazon’s own is Prime only, but Precision has it for $264 but not Prime eligible).

Speaking of Amazon, they are offering the Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection [Blu-ray] for $80 with free shipping. Limit one set per customer during the sale.

In-Stock Now: Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM ART for $1399 [C/N]

Prime your wallets and your Canon and Nikon DSLRs because the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM ART lens is now in-stock for $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. The Sigma SA version is estimated to get in-stock next week.

Imported Nikon D7200 w/18-140 DX VR w/1yr seller warranty for $900

The Nikon D7200 is no longer the “latest model” in the D7X0 line, the D7500 was announced a few days and it is currently available for pre-order for $1250 as body only – check Stock Status Tracker.

In new condition, it currently goes for $1000 as body only or $1300 with the 18-104mm lens at various authorized dealers, such as Adorama or Amazon or B&H Photo.

However, one school of thought is that once a “newer model” is revealed, it may be a good idea to buy the previous models as refurbished or used or grey-market, to save money on the purchase of a non-latest-model, since you are not riding the Early Adopter Wave.

If you like this approach, one path is refurbished, the D7200 body only is available manufacturer-refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama or $789 with a 90-da7 B&H warranty at B&H Photo.

Another path that will get you more bang for the buck (if you need/want the 18-140mm DX VR lens) is at the eBay Deals du jour where eBay seller 6ave (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the imported grey-market D7200 with the 18-140mm DX VR lens and a 1-year seller warranty (from 6ave, not Nikon USA) for $900 with free shipping. Limit five per customer.

For the speed-readers, the “1555” in the eBay listing title maybe easily misread as 1855 as in the 18-55 lens. This 1515 is the MPN of this kit, it comes with the 18-140mm lens 🙂 But for whatever reason, the eBay bots or humans picked a YouTube video for the D700 in the middle of the eBay listing instead of the D7200 🙂

PS: I am not sure how a one-paragraph post turned into this 🙂

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 and 70-300mm DX non-VR for $440

There are many ways to get into the Nikon DSLR system these days, especially if you consider refurbished kits, which brings us to the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 bundled with the 18-55 DX VR and the 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR lenses, with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, all together going for $440 with free shipping at Adorama.

This bundle goes for $600 in new condition with some free accessories included by Amazon and Adorama.

Pre-order new Nikon D7500 for $1250

Nikon has a new APS-C dSLR in the popular D7XX series, the new D7500 is now available for pre-order for $1250 as body only or $1750 with the 18-140mm DX VR lens at Amazon by Amazon itself. No shipping estimate yet.

This was added to the Cameras of 2017 Tracking page where the DSLRs have now scored an equalizer goal, making it DSLRs vs Mirrorless 5-5.

In-Stock Now: Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art (Nikon)

It’s Prime time for Nikon DSLR shooters, the Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art is now in-stock for its starting price of $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Sigma mounts are not in-stock yet. B&H orders placed before Sunday at 8am ET will ship before B&H closes for the Passover Holidays. Orders placed after that, will ship after B&H re-opens on April 19.

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 DI VC USD and $44 rewards for $1099 (C/N)

Adorama is celebrating April Fools Day with a new round of Camera Deals, including the new condition Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens offered for $1099 with free expedited shipping and $44 promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) in the Canon mount and the Nikon mount. The Sony goes for $1100, it is not stabilized but it gets a free digiframe 🙂

UPDATE: it is also going for $1100 by Amazon itself. No promotional rewards here, unless you are a Prime member and you pay with either the Prime store card or the Amazon Chase VISA, then you get $55 in statement credit or cashback.

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3 DX non-VR for $400

The sale is back on again, to the Trending eBay deals we go, where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 two lens kit with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR and the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX (not VR) lenses, along with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $400 with free shipping. Limit up to five bundles per customer. This is only available in the black color scheme.

Imported Nikon D750 body with 1-year seller warranty for $1300

The Nikon D750 goes for $1900 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers which offer various free accessories, eg B&H Photo or Adorama. Or you can go manufacturer refurbished with Nikon USA’s 90-day blessings (warranty) for $1500, eg Adorama.

But if you are a higher risk shopper, to the eBay deals we venture where the new condition imported grey market Nikon D750 body only is offered for $1300 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per buyer. Nearly 350 units have been sold so far from this listing.

Imported Nikon D5600 w/18-55 without warranty for $585

The new condition Nikon D5600 with 18-55 DX VR goes for $800 at authorized Nikon dealers that include free accessories (eg Adorama) or promotional rewards (eg B&H Photo).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLR without a warranty, then off to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (100%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D5600 with 18-55 DX VR for $585 with free shipping. There is no warranty offered in the listing, so this is a higher risk than buying with a 1-year seller warranty, which in itself is a higher risk than a 1-year manufacturer warranty, and so forth. So it’s up to you and your risk matrix and Keanu Reeves 😉

On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon D5600 kit purchased from authorized dealers, and want a loaded “take pictures with” kit, the Nikon D5600 two-lens kit (18-55 DX VR, 70-300 DX non-VR) goes for $900 with a handful of free accessories at Adorama (Corel software bundle, Lowepro bag, 16GB Lexar SD, Bower 58mm IV filter, cleaning kit).

Nikon D810 Body + 1TB Seagate Duet HDD + 1-year Amazon Drive + 128GB Lexar SDHC + Extra Battery + Bag for $2800

This is the first of three Nikon DSLR bundles that are up at Amazon. For $2800, from Amazon itself, you get the Nikon D810 body only, along with five freebies: a 128GB Lexar Professional 1000X SDXC memory card, a Wasabi extra battery, an AmazonBasics camera bag and a 1TB Seagate Duet portable external hard drive bundled with a 1-year unlimited Amazon Drive Plan. Limit three bundles per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown.

PS: if you are a Prime member, and you pay either with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card or the Amazon Prime Store credit card, you get 5% cashback or statement-credit on your purchase. If you opt for a special financing promotion from the Prime Store Card during the purchase/checkout, you may not earn the 5% (the shopping cart will indicate this).

Nikon D610 Body + 1TB Seagate Duet HDD + 1-year Amazon Drive + 16GB Lexar SDHC + Bag for $1500

The second of three Nikon DSLR bundles at Amazon is centered on the Nikon D610 body only. For $1500 with free shipping, you get the Nikon D610 body only kit, a 16GB Lexar SDHC memory card, an AmazonBasics camera bag and a 1TB Seagate Duet portable external hard drive bundled with a 1-year unlimited Amazon Drive Plan. Limit three bundles per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown.

Nikon D500 Body + 1TB Seagate Duet HDD + 1-year Amazon Drive + 128GB Lexar 1000X SDXC + Bag for $2000

It’s bundle time for the Nikon D500 body only. You get four freebies with the price of $2000 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three bundles per customer. Each bundle consists of the Nikon D500 body only, a 128GB Lexar Professional 1000X SDXC memory card, an AmazonBasics camera bag and a 1TB Seagate Duet portable external hard drive bundled with a 1-year unlimited Amazon Drive Plan. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown.

Imported Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX without warranty for $150

The Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX VR goes for $197 with various freebies or promotional rewards at authorized Nikon USA dealers (eg Adorama and B&H Photo).

But if you are a bit of a risk-taker, you can get this in imported grey-market with no warranty for $150 with free shipping by eBay selelr “PhotoVideo4Less” (100%, New York). Limit five per customer. Over 3100 units got sold so far from this listing. For the speed-readers, there is no warranty included.

A simple, low priced prime lens is certainly a lower risk than buying a zoom or pro or complicated lens, but still, it’s up to you to decide where your risk and comfort levels are.

Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 DX VR for $380

It’s another flash sale at Adorama, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm DX VR is offered for $380 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

For more Adorama action, check their:
+ March Madness Bracket Sale
+ Lighting Gear Sale

And if you want to immerse yourself in DIY deal hunting, check:

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II with 52mm Filter Kit for $147

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II is bundled with a Pro Optic 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit and $3~ promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) for $147 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. The lens gets a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

This is part of their March Madness Sale where different product categories “compete” (aka, they are on sale).

New Irix 11mm f4 and 15mm f2.4 DSLR lenses begin shipping ($400 to $775) [C/N/P]

Pentax fans were not left out of these brand new third-party lenses. Some of the new Irix prime lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. Check each individual lens for availability on it. These are DSLR lenses available in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax K DSLR systems. There are two prime lenses, a 15mm f2.4 and a 11mm f4. Each lens comes in two variations, a Firefly, and a higher-quality Blackstone (costs $200 more than the Firefly equivalent). There is a table at the aforelinked page with the differences between the two lines.

The 15mm f2.4 goes for $400 in Firefly and $600 in Blackstone, while the 11mm f4 goes for $575 in Firefly and $775 in Blackstone. Another benefit of having two lines, is two opportunity for discounts instead of one 🙂

Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $299 (limit 3) [corrected link]

The new condition Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens is currently on sale for $299 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

CORRECTION: the original link pointed to the certified refurbished instead of the new condition lens. The $299 new condition price was (and still is) correct!

(SOLD OUT) Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC Di II for $208 (Nikon only)

As of a Friday 8:42pm ET re-check, this lens is sold-out, gone, and can no longer be ordered. It is not coming back. Monoprice is clearing out their Tamron inventory… The rest remaining Tamron lenses continue in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale

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Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC US + $48 rewards for $1200 (C/N/A)

We now have a trio of Tamron f2.8 zoom posts, starting with the new condition SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD going for $1200 plus 4% promotional rewards (around $48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. No mail-in rebate on this one. The price you see is the price you pay.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD + 82mm Hoya + 4% Rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR (C/N)

There are many more options in f2.8 zooms these days, especially for Canon and Nikon. One of them is the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD bundled with an 82mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards, going for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon systems. VC = optically stabilized in Tamron-speak.

Used Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD for around $1000 (Nikon)

The new condition Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens goes for $1100 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with 4% promotional rewards at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo or Adorama (+ free digiframe)) in the Nikon, Canon and Sony A systems.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses, and don’t want to deal with mail-in rebates, Adorama has two options on the Nikon version, in Used – Excellent Plus for $979 or in Used – Demo condition for $999. Shipping is extra and varies by zipcode (under $15 for the zipcodes I tested). Adorama offers a 30-day return policy and a 90-day warranty of their own on the used camera gear they sell on their website.

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM + 105mm Protection Filter + Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter for $3599 (C/N/Si)

In a parallel offer to the 70-200 f2.8 OS, B&H Photo is also offering a bundle centered on the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM lens. You get the standard lens kit along with two free items, the Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter AND the Sigma 105mm Protector Filter, all together for $3599 with free expedited shipping. This is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems.

For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales.

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM + 77mm UV Filter + Sigma 2X EX DG APO Teleconverter for $1299 (C/N/Si)

More f2.8 stabilized zoom action, this time on the Sigma front. B&H Photo is offering a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM bundle that includes the standard lens kit (Canon, Nikon, Sigma) along with the Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x EX DG (goes for $299 on its own) along with a 77mm Sigma UV Filter, all together for $1299 with free expedited shipping.

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3 DX non-VR for $400

To the Trending eBay deals we go, where the Buydig eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 two lens kit with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR and the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX (not VR) lenses, along with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $400 with free shipping. Limit up to five bundles per customer.

10% off refurbished at Nikon store (80+ options)

The weekend festivities bring back the 10% off in-cart discount at the official Nikon USA refurbished store. Over 80 products are available including DSLR, Lenses, fixed lens cameras and accessories. The discount happens automatically AFTER you add an item to your shopping cart. There’s no coupon to enter. When the promotion is over you will no longer see the 10% off discount mentioned in their product listings…

(SOLD OUT) Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR for $379

As of a 2/22/17 recheck, this is sold out… Zoom-zoom for Nikon DSLR users. The Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR lens is currently on sale for $379~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal, it’s either a sale or a price-match (manual or computer-generated). This is a new condition with USA warranty.

(ENDED) Thursday: Vello FreeWave Viewer VL Wireless Live View Remote Kit with AV/Shutter & Infrared Cables for $160 (select Canon and Nikon DSLRs)

These daily deaals expired… For more action, check their Featured Sales
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Refurbished Nikon D7200 body w/90-day Nikon USA warranty for $699

To the eBay Deals we boldly go, where the Buydig Ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $699 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. The usual limit of up to five units per customer applies.

This goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, which include a handful of free accessories, such as Adorama (Sunpak FlexPod Pro, 16GB Lexar SDHC, Slinger bag, memory card case, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (Windows only)) and to a lesser extent B&H Photo (2% rewards, 16GB ExTreme SDHC, DSLR shoulder bag).

Nikon D5300 with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR and Extras for $597

Nikon has many APS-C DSLRs out in the market, and if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished, the options increase so much so that a spreadsheet may be necessary to sort them out. One of these options is a new condition two-lens kit based on the Nikon D5300 for $597. You get the black Nikon D5300 DSLR with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens (not the newer VR II as far as I can tell), along with the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX (not VR) lens. From here, you get additional freebies based on the retailer.

At Adorama you also receive a Lowepro Format 160 Camera Bag, 16GB Lexar SD card, a Bower 58mm UV filter, a Pro Optic 55mm Digital Essentials Filter kit, two lens cap tethers (one for each included lens), a cleaning kit, and the latest Corel software bundle that includes three photo-related titles: AfterShot 2 Pro, PaintShop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, plus two more. Note that the Corel software is Windows only! Free expedited shipping.

At B&H Photo, you a 16GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card, a Ruggard Journey 34 Shoulder Bag (Steve Perry NOT included), 2% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases, and free expedited shipping.

A handful of recognizable sellers offer this kit for $600 through Amazon but no freebies. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store card, you get 5% cashback on your statement.

On the accessories front, Adorama is offering the Flashpoint Battery Grip for the D5300, D5200, D5100 DSLRs for $20 plus shipping (around $4 based on zipcode).

Used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II VC for $269 + S&H (Nikon)

The older non-stabilized Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II goes for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers, with some free accessories (eg Adorama). However, if you want to get the stabilized version, the new condition price is $649. However (oh no, breaking the golden rules of writing, two Howevers in a row!), if you are comfortable with used lenses…

Adorama is offering the stabilized version of the lens (“VC”) in “Used – Excellent Minus” condition in the Nikon mount for $269 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes), and in “Used – Demo” condition in the Canon mount for $299 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes).

Adorama offers a 90-day warranty of their own on used items they sell on their website.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART + 77mm Hoya Filter + Sigma USB Lens Dock + $34 Rewards for $849 (C/N/A/Si)

With the ever-increasing popularity of 35mm FF cameras, the “normal” prime lenses are becoming “normal” again. At the risk of normalizing bad puns, we abandon this joke, and return to the deals. The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Lens Dock AND a 77mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC filter AND 4% promotional rewards (about $34~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo as another one of their WPPI 2017 specials (use your browser’s in-page search feature to look for “Sigma” to see them all). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR systems.