(ENDED) Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX Pro DX II for $430 (C/N/A)

This limited time sale expired… The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX Pro DX II lens is on sale for $430 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (=$17~) at Adorama in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount or the Sony Alpha mount.

Nikon DSLR Combined Purchase Discounts return (one DSLR, multiple lenses)

The Nikon combined purchase DSLR + Lens discounts are back at Amazon. You can purchase one DSLR and multiple lenses in the same shopping cart transaction, and receive a discount for each eligible lens. You can see all options at the Amazon promotional page.

TIP #1: not every lens is eligible for every dSLR. This is mentioned on the aforelinked page, but to be on the safe side, add the items of interest and check and double-check the discounts on the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page

TIP #2: some of the bundles with free accessories are also eligible for this promotion. For example, when looking at the D5300 options page, carefully peruse to find the color/kit combo with the free extras. The extras are typically an AmazonBasics DSLR bag and 32GB SD card.

TIP #3: the just announced Nikon D7200 shows this promotion on its product page, but when I add it to cart with various lenses there are no discounts. There are two possible explanations: 1) because the camera is not shipping yet, the discounts are not working or 2) the promotion has not yet been activated in the shopping cart, or 3) both or 4) something else

In case you haven’t seen or done one of these promotions in a while, here is an annotated screenshot shot of the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page with one DSLR and a few lenses added to the shopping cart.

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Pre-order new Nikon D7200 for $1200

The Nikon D7000 was one of the milestone DSLRs in the APS-C segment. Fast forward to today, and Nikon has revealed the third generation model in this series, the D7200, with a body only starting price of $1200, and a with 18-140 starting price of $1500. Pre-orders are available for this at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.

In parallel, they launched the $250 ME-W1 wireless microphone (Bluetooth).

(ENDED) Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS for $250 (C/N/A/P)

As of a 3/1/15 recheck, the price jumped to $350…
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Flashpoint TTL Mini Speedlite (C/N) for $46

Adorama is offering the Flashpoint TTL Mini Speedlite for $46 with free shipping in either Canon or Nikon flavor. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

Speaking of Adorama and Flashpoints, they have revealed their new Flashpoint Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set for the Zoom Li-on Flash with a pre-order price of $70. You can see all related products in their line-up.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Fotodiox PocketWonder, Energizer charger, Aputure Remote Trigger

Friday’s offers expired. For future offers, check the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals and Gold Box deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR for $310

Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR for $310 with free shipping and with a 90 day Nikon warranty.

Nikon D5500 w/18-140 & 55-300 DX VR and extras for $1400

BuyDig is offering the Nikon D5500 with 18-140 and 55-300 DX VR lenses along with free accessories (32GB SD, 57″ tripod, bag, cleaning kit) for $1400 with free shipping. Offer ends 2/23/15.

BuyDig is also offering this MediaFlair Portable Wi-Fi Streaming Storage plus a 8GB SDHC Card for $23 with free shipping. Offer ends 2/22/15. This streams digital content stored on SD* memory cards. Useful if your phone/tablet is almost full and have extra SD* cards lying around. It has 33 reviews at BuyDig and 11 at amazon.

Speaking of BuyDig, coupon code DIG5 continues to get you $5 off an order of $99 or more at BuyDig.com (coupon ends 2/28/15 unless extended later).

(ENDED) Wedn Lightning Deals: Aputure Trigmaster (C), Fotodiox Wireless (N)

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Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both VR) for $500

Back to the eBay Deals we geaux, where BuyDig’s eBay store (BuyDig is an authorized Nikon dealer) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5200 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200, both VR) for $500 with free shipping, with a limit of three per buyer.

New round of Nikon DSLR and Lens Instant Savings

A new round of Nikon DSLR Instant Savings went live today, featuring DSLRs and Lenses and combined purchase discounts. See them all at Adorama and B&H Photo (DSLRs and Lenses).

Now shipping: the various Nikon D5500 kits w/freebies

The Nikon D5500 APS-C dSLR was announced at CES 2015 time, and a month later, all three official kits of the camera are in-stock and ready to ship. In fact, if you page down the various offerings at Adorama, they have bundles with free 32GB SD, camera holster case, lens filters, and cleaning kit for the same price as the standard kits. Some of the standard kits are also in-stock at BuyDig (free case, 16GB card, etc) and at B&H Photo (free shoulder bag, Watson battery, 16GB card) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (no freebies).

Preorder new Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX (C/N) for $600

Tokina has revealed a new APS-C DSLR, the 11-20mm f2.8 DX available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts for $600, with pre-orders at Adorama. Tokina also has a new Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 for the same mounts, with a cinematography preorder price of $4500 at Adorama.

For 2015, we are keeping track of only interesting new cameras and lenses in this Interesting Cameras of 2015 Reference post. Keep in mind, we are now out of the breaking news cycle, so that reference post will not be updated the moment a new camera or lens is announced.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 for $300 (non-VR)

To the land of the eBay Deals we return where Adorama’s own eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 and 55-200 two lens kit for $300 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer and a 90 day Nikon warranty. Please note these are non-VR lens (not stabilized).

Woot Plus Camera Sale: refurb D5300, NX200, NEX-3, a3000, Galaxy, etc

Woot Plus has a Camera Deal Event good until 2/9/15 at 12am central. It includes, among others, the following camera and accessories:

+ refurb Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $530
+ refurb Samsung NX200 w/18-55 for $400
+ open-box Sony NEX-3 w/16-50 for $280
+ refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $220
+ new condition Sony 55-210 f4.5-6.3 for $220
+ refurb Samsung EK-GC110 Android camera for $180
+ Gitzo GT-531 Mountaineer Series tripod for $150
+ Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2BB 294 Aluminum Kit, Tripod 3 Sections with 3-Way Head QR for $90
+ Sunpak VL-LED-30 30 LED HDSLR Camera Video Light for $30
+ and a few more
+ see them all at Woot Plus

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $535 (refurb S9700 for $175)

This daily deal expired… The Sellout Woot Deal of the Day ending by 1am ET on Sunday, is a sale of two different factory reconditioned Nikon cameras. The refurbished D5300 with 18-55mm for $530 plus $5 flat shipping and the refurbished black Coolpix S9700 (30x optical) for $170 plus $5 flat shipping.

Expiring 1/31/15: Canon, Nikon and Sony Rebates & Savings

The various mail-in rebates (MIR) and instant savings of Canon (see PDF MIR form) and Nikon (instant savings, not MIR) and Sony (instant savings, not MIR) expire on 1/31/15. You can find them all at the aforelinked Adorama pages. I don’t know what happens after 1/31/15. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they change, sometimes they take a break and return later.

These offers are also available at B&H Photo with a 1/31/15 expiration: Canon DSLRs and Lenses along with Nikon DSLR gear and Sony gear.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 and Lightroom 5 for $400

To the eBay Deals we return, where we find Beach Camera’s eBay store (authorized dealer) offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR II _and_ Lightroom 5 for $400 with free shipping. Limit 5 per customer. The D3300 is now the “previous generation” as Nikon recently announced the D3500 (see interesting cameras of 2015, I’m afraid the “swimsuit edition” is not ready yet ;-))

Nikon D7000 w/18-140 extras for $630

If of all the Nikon DSLR combinations it is the Nikon D7000 and the 18-140mm DX VR lens you want, this is offered as a bundle for $630 at Best Buy’s website along with a free case and 16GB SD card.

If you only need the D7000 body only, Amazon itself continues to have it in-stock, with the price fluctuating, currently at $505 (limit 3).

Pre-order new lens: Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 (C/N/A)

If you are a fan of f2.8 SLR zooms, Tamron has 1200 new reasons to empty your wallet with the new 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD, available in the Canon, Nikon, and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. It is available for pre-order for $1200 at Adorama (with 4% promotional rewards = $48) and B&H Photo.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 body for $700

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 body only is currently available for $700 with free shipping by Adorama and Adorama’s eBay store.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 two-lens DX not-VR kit for $340

If you are looking to stock up on Nikon DSLR gear, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 two lens kit with the 18-55 and 55-200 DX not-VR lenses is offered for $340 with free shipping at Adorama. Keep in mind, this is an older DSLR with older DX kit lenses, which is why it is discounted as such compared to the newer D3xxx DSLRs.

Tamron 16-28mm f2.8 ATX Pro FX for $600 (C/N)

f2.8 zoom action now, the Tamron 16-28mm f2.8 ATX Pro FX lens is on sale for $600 with free shipping at Adorama for the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D5200 w/18-55 plus Lightroom 5 for $420

This limited time offer ended…
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(ENDED) Wedn: Nikon D7000 w/18-140 and extras for $630

This daily deal expired. Best Buy even removed the page for this particular bundle…
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(SOLD OUT) Nikon D800E body only for $2041 (was $2125) (limit 2)

As of a 1/7/14 at 4:19am ET, this is sold out… The Nikon D800E body only kit is currently available for $2041 (was $2125) with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself. This is part of their Camera and Photo Outlet clearance/salePrice dropped again just 33 minutes after I posted this originally; Blog-post price updated Wednesday 2:19am ET.

Pre-order new Nikon D5500, 300mm f4 VR, 55-200mm DX VR II

Nikon revealed their CES 2015 cameras, with the new D5500 APS-C DSLR ($900 body only, $1000 w/18-55, $1200 w/18-135; black or red), along with a new 300mm f4 VR lens ($2000), and a new 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II lens ($350). All these are available for pre-order at Amazon. No shipping estimates yet.

PS: you can compare and contract prices with other competing APS-C dSLRs using the APS-C Price Chart.

Refurbished Nikon D4 body for $4000

The refurbished Nikon D4 body only is currently going for $4000 with free shipping and 90 days Nikon warranty at Adorama as part of their refurbished specials (132 items; look for prices in red ink).

Canon and Nikon SLR rebates expire Jan-3-2015

The current iteration of the Nikon Instant Rebates and Canon Instant and Mail-In Rebates are expiring on January 3 in 2015 and won’t be extended in their current iteration.

Refurbished Nikon D610 body for $1300 [corrected]

B&H Photo is currently offering the refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1300 with free expedited shipping and with the usual 90-day B&H Photo warranty (not refurbished-Nikon-USA warranty) [corrected 1/1/15! Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!]. The new condition goes for $1500 (see 35mm Full Frame Price Chart for price research).

Pre-order refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $580

Amazon is slowly but steadily building up inventory on certified refurbished cameras (and other products), sold and shipped by Amazon herself. One of them coming up is the refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 going for $580 with free shipping. There is no release estimate at the moment.

Refurbished Nikon D3 body only for $2200

If you happen to be looking for the Nikon D3 body only kit, it is available manufacturer-refurbished with a 90 day Nikon warranty at Adorama and by Adorama on eBay… Speaking of old school Nikon DSLRs, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D2X is available for $1500 with free shipping at Adorama.

PS: these surfaced while I was price-checking other cameras for the Camera Price Charts – in case this post feels like a random blast from the past 🙂

(ENDED) Nikon D4S body only for $6200

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… The Nikon D4S body only kit is currently going for $6200 with free shipping at OneCall.com and by OneCall at Amazon… It goes for $6500 with various free accessories and 2% rewards (=$130) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

(ENDED) Nikon D750 body only for $2150

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $2300… The Nikon D750 body only is currently going for $2150 with free shipping by OneCall at Amazon instead of its usual price of $2300.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART (Nikon) with extras for $900

The Nikon version of the Sigma 50mm f1.4 SLR Art lens is available as a special bundle at Adorama for $900 with free shipping. The bundle includes these bonus items: 3yr New Leaf warranty (in this case, it is included automatically, you don’t have to add it manually), 77mm filter kit (UV, CPL, ND2), lens wrap, capleash and cleaning kit. Only this Nikon bundle is going for $900. The other versions go for $950… I don’t know if it is a price error or a specific sale or a price-match.

Nikon D5200 two-lens holiday bundle drops to $580

The Nikon D5200 two lens holiday bundle that consists of the D5200 and 18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses and the Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and the Nikon School DVD and camera case and 16GB SDHC card is now down to $580 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

(ENDED) Thur only: Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $565 (was $585)

This daily deal expired but many of the Woot deals are recurring, so it may return at some point in the future…
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In-stock again: Nikon D7000 w/18-55 & 55-300 for $800

It is back in-stock, the Nikon D7000 Holiday Bundle, which is the D7000 with 18-55 and 55-300 and 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC and AmazonBasics DSLR bag is back in-stock at Amazon by Amazon itself for $800. This of interest if you want both lenses and this particular camera, all in new condition; otherwise you can go refurbished or mix-and-match… For example, the 55-300mm lens goes for $200 refurbished by Nikon USA at Adorama.

(ENDED) Nikon D5200 two-lens non-VR kit for $580 (ends by Sun 3am ET)

This daily deal expired with over 40% claimed… As one of the day-long deals in the Amazon Gold Box, good until 3am ET on Sunday (or earlier if sold out), the Nikon D5200 two-lens bundle (18-55, 55-200, DX non-VR, free case, DVDs, card) is on sale for $580 with free shipping. It is also eligible for free 1-day shipping (you must manually select 1-day shipping in the shopping cart and its price will be automatically deducted at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page while the free 1-day shipping promotion is running).

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 for $340 (non-VR)

Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon D3100 two lens kit (18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses) for $340 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty… Optionally you can add to your purchase a variety of software for a combined purchase discount – see the “Buy together and save” section over there.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $200

The refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. This is refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90 day day Nikon warranty.

In-stock nao: Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 (N) for $4450

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.

(ENDED) Nikon D7000 w/18-55mm for $605 (ends Tue 1am ET) [discounted!]

This daily deal expired…
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Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR drops to $310

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.

Nikon D7000 body only for $490 (limit 3) [updated]

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…

Refurbished Nikon Df for $2100 (either color)

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.

(ENDED) Starts Fri 10:50am ET: Nikon D5100 w/18-55 limited time offer

This limited time offer expired… 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!

Nikon D610 body drops to $1500, D810 drops to $3000 [corrected]

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!

Four Free Accessories (including WU-1b wireless adapter) with Nikon D610 kits

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).

Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM (C/N/A/P/S) for $770 [not sure about warranty]

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.