Prime your wallets! The Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 for the Nikon SLR mount is now in-stock and ready to attach to your DSLR for $4450 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
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The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens dropped from $330 when we started the Black Friday madness to $310 with free shipping at Adorama.
The Nikon D7000 body only is discounted gain! It is now going for $490 (was $500, was $485) with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is a live price, not part of the lightning deals, so only the future knows if/when it will change. This was going for $525 the previous time I checked… Price updated on blog on 12/16/14 at 3:22am ET…
B&H Photo is offering the refurbished Nikon Df for $2100 in either the silver Df or the black Df.
The Df with 50mm f1.8 is on parallel sale, going for $2250 in either silver Df or the black Df.
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If you don’t want to go through the long Lightning Deals schedule post but you are interested in Nikon DSLRs, there is going to be a lightning deal on the Nikon D5100 w/18-55 starting at 10:50am Eastern (7:50am pacific) on Friday 12/12/14 at the Amazon Gold Box. The price before the sale is $650. I don’t know what the sale price is going to be!
If there’s an official Canon discount, there’s must also be a parallel Nikon discount, otherwise the planet will spin off its axis! Nikon too has a new round of discounts, these are more user-friendly though, they are instant-rebates, not mail-in rebates. The Nikon D610 body only goes for $1500, while the Nikon D810 goes for $3000 [corrected; I deducted $300 twice]. The other kits based on these cameras have been discounted appropriately. You can see these nicely organized at Adorama. The promotion expires by the end of day on 12/13/14 per that page. You also get free overnight shipping!
Adorama is offering four free accessories (Nikon WU-1b wireless adapter, extra Nikon EN-EL15 battery, Nikon camera bag with Nikon School DVDs, 16GB Sandisk SDHC) and 4% promotional rewards with the purchase of these three Nikon D610 DSLR kits: body only ($1600) or w/24-85mm VR ($2000) or w/28-300mm VR ($2400).
Groupon Goods is offering the new condition Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $770 with free shipping in the five SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma). One thing to pay attention to is that it only says “One-year warranty from Sigma”.
I don’t know if this is an incomplete explanation of the warranty, since Groupon does not specialize in camera gear? Or it this actually different from the warranty offered by other sellers? For example, if you look at the pages of this lens at Adorama or B&H Photo, where it goes for $870, it says you get a one year international warranty plus a two year USA warranty.
If you only want a Nikon DSLR body, and you are comfortable buying imported (gray market) models, you can get the new condition imported (grey market) Nikon D3200 body only for $265 with free shipping when you use coupon code Loyalty10 (= $10 off) at Abe’s of Maine. Imported = no warranty from Nikon USA.
For a limited time only, Adorama is offering a bundle centered around the Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens with a 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty and a cleaning kit and cap leash for $200 with free shipping. This offer is only available in the Nikon F mount. The others are at their usual prices. If this sells out, they also have it without the extras for $200.
B&H Photo is offering the Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens for $300 with free shipping, only in the Nikon F SLR mount and the Sony E-mount. The other options go for their regular prices.
Speaking of video-themed gear, B&H Photo has specials on the following items:
+ Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System for $500
+ Sachtler Video 15 SB Fluid Head (100mm) Supports 35 lb (16 kg) for $3600
+ Cinetics Axis360 Pro Motorized Motion Control System and Slider for $800
+ CobraCrane 5033 Backpacker for $300
+ Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder for $1000 after Mail-In Rebate
+ Sony NEX-EA50UH Camcorder with 18-200mm Servo Zoom Lens for $3200 after Mail-In Rebate
Adorama is offering a free one year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty on select cameras and lenses from Canon or Nikon or Sony. To get this, go to the individual product page of a camera or lens, click on the small link under “Buy together and save” and manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. This is on top of the standard manufacturer warranty, since most manufacturers don’t cover spills and drops.
If you are not familiar with the Adorama pages, here are a couple of badly annotated screenshot crops to help you locate it quickly…
Click on the small link under “Buy together and save”…
Manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. If there are multiple offers, the New Leaf promotion will be under the “Adorama Holiday Gift” tab…
Then press the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button on the right side of the page to add to cart and proceed to checkout.
If of all the Nikon DSLRs out there it is the Nikon D7000 body only kit the one that you want, it is currently on sale for $525 with free shipping, with a limit of three per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself.
Another “prearranged marriage” at the eBay Deals, this time it is of the Nikon DSLR variety. For $430 with free shipping, BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 _PLUS_ Lightroom 5 for $430 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It comes with a 90 day warranty. The Nikon gear is refurbished. Lightroom is not refurbished As usual with these featured eBay Deals, they are limited time, of unpredictable exact expiration date.
UPDATE: on the other hand, if you prefer new condition and you don’t need Lightroom, Adorama is offering new condition Nikon D5200 two lens kits (18-55, 55-200, both DX non-VR) for $700 that include WU-1a Mobile Adapter, travel case, 16GB card, Nikon School DVD in either the red kit or the the black kit.
If you are interested in stocking up on Nikon DSLR Gear, especially Lenses, on-going is a buy-more to save-more Nikon Instant Rebates promotion at B&H Photo. That dedicated page is nicely organized by digital camera, click on the camera of interest and pick the options of interest to check the price combinations. Participating DSLRs go all the way, D3200, D3300, D5200, D5300, D610, D7100, D750, D810, Df and D4s. Offers end around 12/13/14.
The action continues at the eBay Deals, where the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM is on sale for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is sold by BuyDig’s eBay store and available in these four SLR mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax. Zoom-zoom!
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Buydig has taken the $500 Nikon D3200 two lens non-VR kit you see in the many Black Friday Ads and added the Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12 software (previous version) for FREE! Offer ends 11/30/14 or earlier if sold out… For more specials, check their Black Friday sales page.
PS: if you are just now catching up to the madness, you can also check a summary of the latest deals at the Black Friday 2014 Situation Room.
B&H Photo has a quarter of used Nikon D800 body only kits with prices starting at
$1450 (8 condition) to $1600 (8+ condition) to $1700 (9 condition) to $2100 (refurbished condition)… Speaking of which, you can find all their Black Friday specials at this central page… UPDATE: the 8 condition at $1450 sold out…
The Nikon D3200 two lens kit for $500 advertised in some of the Black Friday Circular Ads is also price-matched by the internets. You can get it for $500 with free accessories as well at Amazon by Amazon herself. Keep in mind, this is the non-VR bundle!
The refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens is currently on sale for $330 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty at Adorama.
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Superzoom time! Adorama is offering the Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS lens for $300 with free shipping in the Nikon dSLR mount and Canon dSLR mount and Sigma dSLR mount and Pentax K mount (K-mount version not stabilized, which is a plus or minus depending on your optical image stabilization disposition).
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Wide Tokina action now at Adorama where the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II is going for $465 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout. It is available in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Sony A-mount.
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Surprise-surprise! The Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Thursday is the new condition Nikon D7000 with 18-55mm going for $650 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart! The body only goes for $550 while the two lens kit (55-200 DX VR) goes for $800. Offer ends by 3am ET on Friday or earlier if sold out.