The action continues with a manufacturer refurbished lens with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, it is the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR offered for $230 [WAS $199] with free shipping at Adorama as a limited time flash sale… Price updated on blog 2/23/17 late PM…
The Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm F3.5 Lens is on sale for $995 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon (ZE) and Nikon (ZF.2) systems, with 4% promotional rewards ($40~) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo.
The Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* Lens is on sale for $1499 at B&H Photo in the Canon (ZE) and Nikon (ZF.2) systems, with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($60~) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo.
The last of the four Zeiss lens instant rebate sales is the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens offered for $1999 in the Canon (ZE) and Nikon (ZF.2) systems with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($80~ to be used in future purchases at) B&H Photo.
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.
These offers expired too…
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…
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.
These daily deaals expired… For more action, check their Featured Sales…
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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 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).
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.
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.
There are many Nikon APS-C DSLRs in the market, and one has various factors to triangulate between newness of model and features and price and condition. One “take pictures with” kit that triangulates down the middle is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm DX VR II offered for $499 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty from the buyDig ebay store. Limit up to five units per customer. Nearly 500 units got sold so far from this eBay listing.
In new condition, this kit goes for $700 at authorized dealers that bundle it with free accessories, eg Adorama.
Good until 2/12/17, it’s Z-prime time for your Canon and Nikon DSLR gear, B&H Photo is offering the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 lens for $2350 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards. Given the price of the lens, the promotional rewards are a decent $94~ to be used in future B&H purchases.
Tamron is back wtih two new lenses, available for pre-order in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems as follows:
+ these two have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page
A new flash sale rolled out at Adorama, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $730 with free shipping with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… Optionally you can add 24/7 TC camera bags to your order with a small combined purchase discount (expand the yellow “Special Offer” section…
The used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II LD SP AF mentioned yesterday is long gone, but the new condition is available for a reasonable price for an f2.8 APS-C zoom lens, $300 gets you this lens in the four SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum Maxxum Kraxum). At Adorama you have a choice of 4% promotional rewards or free lens-y accessories, while at B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards. These are new condition with a 6-year Tamron USA warranty.
NOTE: this is the older non-VC (non-stabilized) version.
PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂
Another option if you are interested in the Nikon D610 body only DSLR is the manufacturer refurbished route. It currently goes for $1100 with free shipping at Adorama (with a 90-day warranty from Nikon USA).
UPDATE: as of later recheck on 2/2/17, B&H Photo (with a 90-day warranty from B&H) sold out and cannot be ordered at this point in time.
As of a 2/7/17 recheck, this used item is sold out…
“Used Day” continues with a used Nikon lens, the NIKKOR 24mm f2.8D is available in “Used – Condition 8+” (“Shows moderate wear or finish marks”) for $270 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Used items sold at B&H come with a 90-day warranty from B&H Photo.
The Nikon D610 body only full framer DSLR goes for $1500 at authorized dealers. Amazon has another D610 bundle that for the same price of $1500 gets you these free items:
+ 1TB Seagate Duet cloud-synching external hard drive
+ 1-Year Amazon Cloud Drive service (for new Cloud Drive customers)
+ 16GB Lexar SDHC card
+ AmazonBasics Large DSLR Gadget Bag
If you are not familiar with the Seagate cloud-syncing drives, check the customer reviews and answers over there, and use your favorite search engine for more.
As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, the price returned to $1900…
Amazon Gone Wild! The new condition Nikon D750 body only is currently going for $1592 with free shipping, sold by Amazon itself (not 3rd-party sellers). This is not a lightning deal. Limit up to ten units per customer.
It’s back on again, the Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit which consists of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX and 85mm f3.5G DX VR Macro, goes for $497 with free shipping and it is bundled with the following freebies at Adorama: Corel Software Bundle (includes Aftersho PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, and two more), the Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a ProOptic 52mm MV UV filter, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
The Nikon D750 body only currently goes for $1900 at authorized Nikon USA dealers, some of which bundle it with a variety of free accessories (eg Adorama).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items, off to the eBay deals we go, where the PhotoVideo4Less store (100%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1299 with free shipping. There is no mention of any warranty coverage on the listing. Optionally they have a “Save when you bundle related items” promotion on the page over there.
As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered at this price…
Zoom-zoom! A rare lens discount! The new condition Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR II is on sale for $499 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. The shipping estimate is February 8 (2017) with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
The new condition Nikon 500mm f4G ED VR goes for $8000 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used lenses, you can get it in “Used – 8+ condition” for $5500 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
The Nikon 40mm f2.8G Micro goes for $277 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg bundled with free lens-y accessories at Adorama) but if you are comfortable buying refurbished, you can get the manufacturer refurbished version of this lens for $230 at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty covered by B&H.
These offers expired… For more action, check their Featured Sales…
More action at the eBay Deals, the Buydig eBay store is offering the new cnodition Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Zoom Lens plus the Tamrno TAP-In Console, together for $1099 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer in the Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount. You have to do the “See price on checkout” to see the price.
PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂
Good until Tuesday 2:34am ET, the Rokinon Cine CV14M-N 14mm T3.1 Cine Wide Angle Lens for Nikon with De-Clicked Aperture and Follow Focus is on sale for $287 (price before sale $319).
Meanwhile ending on Tuesday at 12:09am ET, the Rokinon RK8MS-E 8mm F2.8 Series 2 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Cameras, Silver goes for $224 (price before sale $249).
The Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR II is bundled with the following extras (ProOptic 52mm digital essentials filter kits, lens-cap tether, and Corel Creative Bundle including AfterShotPRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X9 and VideoStudio 9) for $147 with free shipping at Adorama.
If you are a B&H Photo fan and looking to buy the Nikon D750 body only 35mmFF DSLR, they currently have two promotions:
+ New Condition bundled with a 4TB WD MyBook Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive and a 64GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDXC for $1900
The new condition Nikon D7200 body only goes for $1000 at authorized dealers which include some free accessories (eg Adorama)…
… but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs with a 1-year warranty from the seller (instead of Nikon USA), to the Trending EBay Deals we go where you can get the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D7200 body only for $700 with free shipping from eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) with a limit of five per buyer.
Zoom-zoom! Adorama is offering the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $499 with free shipping and either 4% promotional rewards or free accessories (filters, NewLeaf warranty, cap leash, etc) in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha DSLR systems. The Sony option has two different free accessory bundles… For more action, check their New Years Sales…
PS: this is blog-certified to be Tamron, not Tokina 🙂
+ body only for $700
+ with 18-55 DX VR for $800
+ with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 f4.5-6.3G non-VR for $1150
+ with 18-135 f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $1200
The latest new cameras and lenses of 2017 are now tracked in the brand new New Cameras of 2017 tracker.
This may be a first. The books for a camera are listed at Amazon before the camera itself! There’s two of them now! Julie Adair King’s “Nikon D5600 For Dummies” is available for pre-order in paperback for $30 with an April 17 (20170 release estimate, while David Busch’s Nikon D5600 guide is available for pre-order at Amazon for $40 with a May 19 in 2017 release date estimate. This is the paperback edition, under the RockyNook brand (not to be confused with the Barnes and Noble Nook). Amazon has a pre-order price-guarantee [see Details], so if the price drops until its release date, you will pay the lowest price during the time period between pre-order and release date.
PS: 3rd-party goofballs (okay, sellers) have created stub listings for the Nikon D5600 at Amazon, but Amazon’s own listing is not there yet.
It’s Shiguma time now, the Sigma APO Teleconverter 1.4x EX DG is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping (it’s a small thing after all) in the Canon and Nikon systems (sorry, the Sigma SA is not on-sale last-remaining-Sigma-SA-photographer) at B&H Photo. This is a limited time offer but an expiration date is not mentioned.
These daily deals expired… For future action, check the B&H Photo Daily Deals page…
Canon and Nikon demand top dollar for their f2.8 zooms, but Shiguma offers photographers a more budget-friendly option with the $400 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM (which even gets some free accessories at Adorama or 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo).
But if you are comfortable with used, you can get the Nikon version in “Used – Very Good” condition for $286~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Make sure you page down the listings to find the ones sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s used sales arm). 3rd-party sellers sell them for slightly less but unless you are familiar or very comfortable with those sellers, you are better off paying a little bit more to get them from Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.
This lightning deal expired…
These daily deals ended… For future offers, check the B&H Photo Daily Deals…
This is a combo in-stock and pre-order alert for the Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo going for $949 with free shipping. It is now in-stock and ready to ship for the Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K DSLR systems. And it is available for pre-order for Canon EF and Sony E-mount. This is a (35mm) full frame manual focus lens.
These Tuesday lightning deals expired…