Nikon D810 Body: $2380 imported or $2800 with lots of freebies and Nikon USA warranty

To the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2380 with free shipping. This only gets a 30-day seller warranty and that’s it. This may have been part of a kit with a lens, with the lens removed (to be sold separately for more $profits$).

The offer may be for more high risk offers, if you happen to need accessories or Lightroom 6, you may be better off paying $2800 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty from Adorama that has three different bundles with free items going for $2800:

+ with Lightroom 6

+ lots of accessories but no LR6: Green Extreme Extra Battery, 66-inch Takama tripod, Flashpoint remote shutter thing, Flashpoint release cable thing, Lowepro Nova 17L AW shoulder bag, and Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8
+ you get either a 32GB Lexar SDHC or a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC, there’s conflicting info

+ lots of accessories: replaces Lowepro bag with cleaning kit (I think)

Stock Update: In-Stock Now: both Nikon D500 and D5 Kits, both Canon 1D X II kits

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for Nikon and Canon shooters, both Nikon D500 and both Nikon D5 and both Canon 1D X II kits are currently in-stock at their starting flagship prices… Meanwhile the Pentax K-1 remains in back-order/pre-order status, for example the B&H Photo estimate is July 2016. Well, we K-waited for 10+ years, what’s a few more weeks [sea salt on the open wound!]…

In-stock now: Nikon D500 Body for $2000

The time has come, the Nikon D500 body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at Adorama… You can see the latest situation at the just-updated Stock Status Tracking page

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II CFast Kit and Nikon D5 xQD

Good news for people who like good in-stock news. We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have two in-stock alerts!

The Canon 1D X II CFAST Kit is now in-stock for $6000 at B&H Photo, the same price as the body only without the CFAST Kit (card and reader).

The Nikon D5 xQD version is now in-stock as well at its starting price of $6500 at Adorama
B&H Photo.

The Pentax K-1 body only continues to not be in-stock.

In-stock now: Nikon D500 w/16-80 for $3067

Just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news if you are looking for the Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR kit, it is in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $3067 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

Nikon Macro and Portrait Two Lens Kit (35/1.8 DX, 85/3.5 DX VR Micro) with $20 Rewards for $497

Adorama has a Spring Wedding sale, and among the items bubbling there is a new twist on the Nikon Macro & Portrait Two Lens Kit (35mm f1.8 DX, 85mm f3.5G DX VR Micro), you get $20 promotional rewards with it, while still paying the standard price of this bundle of $497. Free expedited shipping.

The promotional rewards can be used in future Adorama purchases. If you are not familiar with Adorama’s Promotional Rewards, here’s a quick TL;DR:

  • 40 days after shipment, your Rewards will automatically convert into a promotional code that can be used on a future purchase of any item sold by Adorama
  • Once issued, the promotional code will be valid for six months
  • click on the “Get $19.88 Reward” blue link over there to see the detailed Terms and Conditions

(ENDED) Vello FreeWave Fusion Pro Wireless Flash Trigger and Remote Control for $60 [C/N]

This daily deal expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

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Refurbished Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR AF-S for $535

On the Nikon side of things, the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f4G ED VR lens is available in refurbished condition at B&H Photo for $535 with free expedited shipping and a 90 day warranty from B&H Photo (not Nikon).

Accessory Bundles (charger, battery, card) for Various Canon, Nikon, Sony Cameras

Adorama is having an Accessories Bundle Sale for various popular digital cameras from Canon, Nikon and Sony. The bundles typically include charger, battery/ies and/or memory cards and/or cleaning kits and/or Etc. They vary by camera. Note that cameras are NOT included with these bundles. The accessories are for a mix of new (D5, M3, etc) and older cameras (Df, D3300, SL1, A99, RX-series, etc). A total of 40 bundles are available there, use the arrow widgets to see them all.

In-stock now: Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f2.8-4E DX VR for $3067

We just updated the Stock Status Tracking page and we have another new in-stock alert! If you are looking to get the new Nikon D500 APS-C flagship bundled with the 16-80mm f2.8-4E ED VR AF-S DX Lens, that kit is in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $3067 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

In-stock again: Nikon D5 xQD for $6500

This latest update of the Stock Status tracker brings us another new in-stock alert, it is the return of the Nikon D5 xQD edition, at its starting price of half-a-beatup-hatchback-Civic of $6500, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Semi-Curated Nikon Sale on eBay (300 items)

eBay is currently having a semi-curated Nikon Camera Gear sale featuring around 300 items, a mix of new and refurbished, authorized and not. Unfortunately I am not a 64-thread AI, so I can’t “digest” 300 items on the fly, so this is a YMMV adventure if interested in Nikon gear.

PS: I call it “semi-curated” because I don’t know how this gets assembled (how much human and how much computer input).

In-stock now: Nikon D5 (xQD version) with free card/reader for $6500

Just updated the recently returned Jon Snow Stock Status Tracker and through that we have a new in-stock alert! The XQD version of the Nikon D5 flagship DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $6500 at B&H Photo. A Nikon XQD card / reader is included automatically by B&H.

PS: the Compactflash versions of the Nikon D5 have been steadily in-stock (you can find them at the Stock Status Tracker as well.

(ENDED) Still Good: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS for $299 (C/N)

As of 5/16/16 recheck, the price jumped to $370 for the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens…

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Pocket Wizard Radio Slaves Sale (14 options)

Also running until 5/12/16 at 11:59pm Eastern, B&H Photo has a sale on 14 Pocket Wizard Radio Slaves with prices ranging from $80 to $449. Higher prices are for the multi-packs and bundles for Canon and Nikon systems.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR w/90-day warranty for $189

Back to the eBay Top 100 Deals we geaux, where BuyDig’s eBaY StoRe striKes again with another manufacturer-refurbished Nikon product with a 90-day warranty, it is the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR [corrected] going for $189 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

PS: now that we are posting more posts per day, if you want to quickly catch up on something specific, you can use the Categories and Tag links below each post, for example, this eBay Camera Deals tag will show you all the previously posted eBay deals. I manually add these tags to each post, so human miscategorization errors are statistically unavoidable 🙂

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with 10% Rewards for $550 (C/N/A) [optionally add Filter for +$11]

The whole world begins to zoom. Zoom-zoom because that’s what you can do with the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO on sale for $549 with free expedited shipping and 10% promotional rewards (to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum SLR mounts…

Optionally yo can buy it bundled with a Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for +$11~ ~ I used a calculator this time 😉 If you are not familiar with the B&H website, here’s how you can locate the different mounts and kits – the annotated picture in this post.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD and 10% Rewards for $989 (C/N/A) [Optional: add B+W filter for +$21]

It’s Tamron time, a new limited time offer (expires by 6/7/16) at B&H Photo gets you the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $989 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Minolta SLR mounts. You also receive 10% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases. No coupons, no rebates…

Also available is a “Filter Kit” for each lens, for $21 more [fixed calculation error ~ looks like I may need to use a calculator even for 1+1] , you get the B+W 95mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter. Annotated screenshot crop below to locate the filter kit if you are not familiar with the B&H website:

filter_kit_for_tamron

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS for $299 (C/N)

Bubbling under in the eBay Top 100 is a new condition offer from BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized dealers) on the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens offered for $299 with free shipping in either the Canon or Nikon SLR mounts, with a limit of five per buyer.

PS: we’ve come a long way since the early days of digital: a $300 stabilized f2.8 zoom lens!

Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art and 4% Rewards for $800 (C/N/A/Si)

We have a trio of lens discounts from B&H Photo. All three are limited time offers that end on 5/10/16 at 11:59pm eastern, so you have plenty of time to research them, but not eternity 🙂

We start with a zoom, the Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art Lens available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts along with 4% promotional rewards to be used in future B&H purchases is on sale for $800 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art with 4% Rewards for $850 (C/N/A/Si)

More lens action for Prime fans this time, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art Lens in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts, with 4% promotional rewards is on sale for $850 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This does not include freebies (no dock or accessories). The offer ends on 5/10/16 at 11:59pm ET!

(ENDED) Lensbaby Spark Duo for $65 (C/N)

This offer expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

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5% Rewards on select Nikon, Canon and Panasonic iLCs

Part of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Adorama is offering 5% promotional rewards on select DSLRs and Mirrorless models. The offer is good until 5/9/16. The promotional rewards are in addition to any other free accessories the camera may be eligible for. Participating kits include the Nikon D5300 and D5500 and J5, the Canon D-Rebel T5 and T5i, and the Panasonic GM5.

Free Accessories with Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VCD USD for $750 (C/N)

The brand new Tamron 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD lens is now widely available at authorized dealers (eg now both Canon and Nikon versions are in-stock at B&H Photo), so it has reached the next stage in its product lifecycle, bundling it with free accessories. You can get a free 32GB Lexar SD card, a UV filter, a lens cap keeper, a cleaning kit and a microfiber cloth for the same price of $750 by Beach Camera with the order getting Prime shipping benefits (ships from Beach, not Amazon) in either the Nikon mount or the Canon mount.

PS: retroactive correction: I often get the Tamron and Tokina names confused 🙂 Did they have to both start with a T and be six letters long and share many common letters? If they were both in love with “T”, why couldn’t they name them Tammy and Trozzziaiaoaonizozzazziza? 🙂

In-stock now: Nikon D5 (xQD edition) for $6500

Hooray! We have the first “find” of the new Stock Status Tracking page, for fans of the xQD memory card system, the xQD edition of the Nikon D5 flagship DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $6500 at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99

Back to the eBay Deals Top 100 we go where eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the imported grey-market new condition Nikon 50mm f1.8D lens for $99 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. No warranty is mentioned in the listing.

In contrast, this goes for $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama).

Speaking of eBay, celebrating Star Wars Day, the The Force Awakens Blu-Ray/DVD/DigitalHD set is on sale for $17 with free shipping (ships from Kentucky; limit 5 per customer; Calipari not included!).

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