Imported Nikon 35mm f1.8 for $149 _VS_ $197 in new condition with Nikon USA warranty and Extras and Corel Software

A quick look at the eBay Deals shows a prime lens offer if you are not risk averse. The eBay store of PhotoVideo4Less (99.9%) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lenses for $149 with free shipping. There is no manufacturer warranty on this. In fact there is no mention of warranty, so you can assume that you get no warranty (unless you find out otherwise). Limit five per customer. Over 2000 units got sold so far from this eBay listing. This is a simple prime lens, which reduces the risks of issues, but again, do whatever helps you sleep better at night 🙂

On the other hand, if you prefer Nikon USA blessed items and you have use for Corel’s imaging (and other software) Adorama is offering the new condition version of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lens along with the Corel software bundle (includes AfterShot PRO and Paintshop PRO among others), along with a 52mm MC UV filter, a tether, and a cleaning kit, along with $4~ in promotional rewards for $197 with free shipping. This is temporarily on backorder, but you can order it if you like the offer and don’t object to waiting.

Nikon 16-35mm f4G ED VR II for $900 (limit 10)

The Nikon 16-35mm f4G ED VR II is currently on sale for $900 with free shipping with a limit of ten units per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so I do not know when it ends.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II for $110

The Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II lens is available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $110 with free shipping with a 90-day B&H warranty from B&H Photo.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR for $195

An alternative option to the previously mentioned refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II for $110, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $195 with free shipping… This is one of their 4200+ Spring Clearance Items

Refurbished Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR for $210

A versatile lens, perhaps an alternative to the basic 18-55 lens, the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR is available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $210 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty… This is one of their 4200+ Spring Clearance Items

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED DX VR II w/90 day Nikon USA warranty for $110

This is not a bad way to add a stabilized telephoto zoom to one’s Nikon virtual camera bag, the Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED DX VR II is available in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $110 with free shipping at Adorama as one of their 4200+ clearance sale items.

Nikon Lens Instant Savings with Lens Filter & Corel software

The current iteration of various Nikon SLR Instant Savings at Adorama come with some extra items as well, a lens filter and the Corel software kit that includes AfterShot PRO and Paintshop PRO. The lenses are organized by type over there for easier navigation. It includes a mix of primes and zooms. This round expires 4/2/16.

Nikon Lenses Instant Savings (23 options) with Free Accessories

B&H Photo is now running a Nikon SLR Lenses Instant Savings promotion featuring 23 lenses with a mix of primes (including three macros {remember to search the page for Micro, not Macro, because Nikon-speak}) and zooms (including the f2.8 PRO trio).

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G with $64 rewards and two 77mm Hoya Filters for $1700

From the lensaholic department, the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED AF-S lens is on sale for $1700 with free shipping, and 4% promotional rewards ($64~ to use in future purchases) and a 77mm Hoya HD2 UV filter and a 77mm Hoya NXT CP filter, and a Nikon cleaning kit at B&H Photo.

If you are a fan of refurbished, you can get it manufacturer-refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty, without any freebies, for $1400 at Adorama.

Nikon Lens Instant Savings with FREE Filter Kit and Corel Imaging Software

The Nikon Lens Instant Savings promotion has also gone live at Adorama where many (but not all) of the participating lenses get a variety of free items, including filter kits and the Corel software bundle (that includes AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro). The free items are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running. The promotion ends 4/2/16.

You can find all the eligible lenses nicely organized over at the Adorama page. The navigation bar at the top over there can take you to the lens category of interest (wide, standard, telephoto, TC, etc). Among the lenses that get the free accessories and software bundles are the 24-70/2.8G, 18-35/3.5-4.5G, 14-24/2.8G, 16-35 f4G VR II, 10-24 DX, 50/1.4G, 58/1.8G and many of the other Primes, 70-200/4G, etc.

New Nikon DSLR and Lens Combined and Instant Savings

It is March 6 in the East Coast and this means a new round of Nikon Instant Savings promotion as WPPI gets under way. The latest offers are organized at B&H Photo in this fashion: the DSLR + Lenses Combined Purchase Discounts (you buy a DSLR kit and Lenses together for a combined purchase discount) and the Lens Instant Savings (discounts on individual lenses, 24 options, one is a teleconverter). This round expires 4/2/16.

Buy 1 Get 1 for 10% off on 100+ Refurbished Nikon DSLRs, Mirrorless, Lenses, Coolpixies [Refurbished]

Also bubbling around among the eBay Deals is a big promotion from BuyDig’s eBay store. A total of 101 items are participating as of the time of writing, including DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, Lenses, and Coolpix cameras. It is a “Buy 1 Get 1 at 10% off” offer. It activates in the shopping cart when you add any two items to your shopping cart.

The value of the least expensive item is discounted, so strategically this works best if the items you are buying have similar prices (or you are buying two of the same). You can see all eligible items at the BuyDig Certified Refurbished promotion. Make sure you also check pages #2 and #3 over there, or sort by price (High or Low), or use the Categories on the left hand side of the page over there to drill further down.

Nikon 10mm f2.8 CX 1-System for $147

It’s Prime time for the 1-System shooters with the Nikon 1-System 10mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $147 with free expedited shipping in either black or white, and with 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at B&H Photo.

Still good: Nikon Portrait and Macro DX bundle for $497

This Nikon prime DX duo was making the rounds at Black Friday but managed to resurface. You pay $497, and for that you get a portrait (85mm f3.5G DX VR) and a macro (35mm f1.8G DX) Nikon lenses. This is available at B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Adorama (4% rewards) and various at Amazon (5% rewards with Prime Store Credit card).

Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX: $170 refurbished OR imported/grey-market

We mentioned a few budget Nikon primes offered as grey-market/imported last week, but I forgot to mention the 35mm f1.8G DX lens. It is available in new condition but imported/grey-market with no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing for $170 with free shipping by eBay seller PhotoVideo4Less on eBay. Over 1600 units have been sold so far from this eBay listing. Of those, I don’t know how many understood the warranty trade-offs…

Alternately, also paying $170 with free shipping, you can get this lens manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty from Adorama.

In new condition, this lens goes for $200 at authorized Nikon dealers, eg Amazon or B&H Photo (4% rewards) or Adorama (free UV filter and 2% rewards).

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99 w/free S&H

The action continues when you scroll further down the eBay Deals (it can take half a day to go through them all). If you are going to take a chance on an imported grey-market lens, a simple prime lens with a double figure price is about as low of a risk one can take. Which brings us to the imported grey-market new-condition Nikon 50mm f1.8D Lens offered for $99 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.8%), with a limit of 50 per customer. Perfect quantity limit if you are planning to have an Oprah moment at your office or living room, “Look under your chairs, you get a 50, you get a 50, and you get a 50, and you get a 50!”

Speaking of Nikon primes, also imported grey-market new-condition, it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G with a UV filter and cleaning kit going for $174 with free shipping by eBay seller “6ave” (98.8%) with a limit of 50 per customer. It comes with a one-year warranty from Six Avenue, not from Nikon USA.

Since we are talking low priced Nikon imports, the grey market new condition Nikon SB-300 Flash is offered for $120 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer by eBay seller Peach Photo.

Nikon DSLR Combined Purchase Discounts expire 1/30/16 (D3300 up to D4s)

The current iteration of the Nikon DSLR Combined Purchase Instant Discounts expires on 1/30/16. You can find the current iteration of the offers nicely organized by DSLR (D3300 all the way up to the D4s) at B&H Photo. Lens options vary depending on the DSLR level and sensor size.

Nikon 85/3.5 DX VR + 35/1.8 DX + $20 Rewards for $500

If you missed this one during the holiday shopping season, it’s back, it’s the Nikon Macro Portrait DX lens kit, with the 85mm f3.5 DX VR and 35mm f1.8 DX sold together, along with $20~ in promotional rewards with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is an actual Nikon kit, it also includes two short photography guides (macro, portrait) and a voucher for a free Craftsy online class.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $200

On the other hand, if you are fond of VR lenses, the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR is available in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $200 with free shipping at Adorama where it is part of their ongoing refurbished Nikon sale.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm DX non-VR for $89

If you are not fond of VR, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX is currently available for $89 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.

Nikon DSLR + Lens Combined Purchase Discounts expire 1/2/16

The Nikon DSLR + Lens combined purchase discounts expire on 1/2/16 as well in their current iteration. You can see the various options and combinations nicely organized by DSLR at B&H Photo. Some of these offers may not return later on, but again, I have no way of knowing for certain. Participating Nikon DSLRs range from the D3300 all the way up to the Df and D4S.

10% Rewards on 44 Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering 10% Promotional rewards on 44 different Canon and Nikon DSLR kits and Lenses. This is mostly four-figure items, such as the D810, 5D Mark III, 6D, f2.8 professional zooms, peaking with the $10,300 Nikon 500mm f4E VR which will get you $1,030 rewards to use on future B&H purchases. There are two pages of eligible items, so don’t forget to check page #2 over there. No coupon is needed. An expiration date is not mentioned. When it expires, you will no longer see it mentioned there (that’s how you’ll know it’s over).

Refurbished Nikon 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $185

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty is currently on sale for $185 with free shipping at Adorama… This is part of their refurbished Nikon sale… Speaking of Adorama, they are offering this 34″ Class LG UltraWide IPS LED Monitor (3440 x 1440, 21:9, MAC Compatible, 34UM95C-P) for $525 with free shipping…

Refurbished Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR for $650

There’s an f4 zoom too participating in the manufacturer refurbished Nikon party at Adorama, it is the Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR going for $650 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR with B+W 82mm Filter for $2200 (limit 3)

Workhorse zoom action now, the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR lens is bundled with a B+W 82mm filter, together for $2200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. You have two options of free B+W filter, either with the Clear UV Haze with MRC or with the HTC Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with MRC (multi-resistant coating). The filters on their own go for $69 and $160 respectively. Limit three of each option per customer.

10% Rewards on select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses (46 options)

B&H Photo is offering for a limited time 10% promotional rewards (= 10% of the purchase price) on select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses. A total of 46 options are available. The items are intermixed, so check both pages or filter them by Canon or Nikon using the “Narrow Results” section on the left-hand-side of their website over there.

10% refurbished at Nikon Outlet store (eg A for $270)

The official Nikon Outlet store is running a refurbished sale good until the end of day on 12/14/15. The sale is 10% off refurbished items and it is factored in automatically in the shopping cart (no coupon needed). This yield sales such as the refurbished Nikon A BSP (big sensor prime) for $270, the Nikon FM10 film camera with the 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8 lens for $360, and various DSLRs, Lenses, and Coolpixies… Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert…

Refurbished Nikon 18-140mm DX VR or 55-300mm DX VR for $210

Among the many Adorama Holiday Specials, you can find the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR for $210 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

Also going for $210 in refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty is the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR.

Nikon DSLR Instant Savings (exp 11/25/15)

The latest incarnation of the Nikon DSLR Instant Savings is now updated at B&H Photo, organized by DSLR camera, so you can go down the line (left sidebar) and check the options available for each model. Many of the offers shown there expire 11/25/15.

Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX and 85mm f3.5G DX VR for $500

If you are a fan of Prime Nikon lenses, two of them are bundled together for $500 with free shipping at Adorama. It is the 35mm f1.8G AF-S DX Lens and the 85mm f3.5G AF-S ED VR DX Micro. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout.

UPDATE: this offer is also available at B&H Photo.

UPDATE #2: this is also available at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Nikon Lens Instant Savings at B&H

The new round of Nikon SLR Lens Instant savings are now nicely organized at B&H Photo for quick perusal. A total of 16 lenses and 1 converter are participating in this round. Many of the lenses are eligible for 2% promotional rewards.

New Nikon DSLR and Lens Price Drops

It’s Sunday, with an extra hour to boot, yes, it is a 25 hour Sunday! The microwave timer is probably wrong now? You can use part of that extra hour to take a look at the latest round of Nikon Instant Savings on DSLRs and mostly DSLR-Lenses. Some discount-highlights from Adorama:

+ Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR for $500
+ Nikon 14-24mm f2.8G ED-IF AF-S for $1900
+ Nikon 24mm f1.4G AF-S ED for $2000
+ some items also earn Adorama promotional rewards
+ actual prices are *6.95, but I round them for expediency

On a semi-related note, other things equal, a new round of Price Charts will be completed by the end of this week. I have to start on Monday-Tuesday, because there are manufacturer-initiated price-changes on Sundays, and they sometimes propagate at different times at different retailers. PS: please feel free to e-yell at me until it gets published 🙂

In-stock nao: Nikon 24mm f1.8G for $750

Waiting for the new Nikon 24mm f1.8G lens? Good news! As of the time of writing, the lens in-stock and ready to ship for $750 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

If you don’t need it right away, Adorama bundles a handful of free accessories with it for the same price: 72mm Tiffen filter, Corel Software kit (includes Aftershot Pro 2 and Corel PSP X7), lens cap tether, and cleaning kit.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX non-VR for $75 w/free S&H

Adorama is offering the manufacturer-refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G DX non-VR ED AF-S lens for $75 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This is not a stabilized lens.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX non-VR for $70

If VR (image stabilization) is not a must-have feature, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX non-VR lens for $70 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR for $200

Adorama is offering the refurbished by Nikon USA Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR lens for $200 with free shipping and handling. It comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

New round of Nikon DSLR/Lens Combo Purchase Instant Savings (ends 10/3/15)

A new round of Nikon DSLR cameras and lenses combined purchase discounts is up and running, with this iteration good until 10/3/15. No coupons, no rebates, just add the eligible items to the shopping cart. Most Nikon DSLRs are eligible (D4s, Df, D810, D750, D7200, D7100, D610, D5500, D5300, D5200, D3300, D3200), along with a variety of lenses from the Nikon line-up. You can find all these nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Some items also come with free accessories promotions of their own, those too will be included automatically by B&H. For example, the D3200 has four freebies (battery, SD, bag, wireless) of its own plus 2% promotional rewards, regardless of the combined purchase offer.

Imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250

The new condition price of the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR at authorized Nikon USA dealers of $500 is out of touch with reality – partly because this lens is bundled with select DSLR kits, and the prices want to nudge buyers towards the kits. Regardless, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear without a Nikon USA warranty…

… among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition grey-market imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer from eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%).

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $184

Back to the eBay Deals with another grey-market imported prime. This time it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G SLR lens offered for $184 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%). Limit five per customer.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $220 with free lens accessories at places such as Beach Camera upon Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The last two also offer 2% promotional rewards (= $4.xx)

Nikon SLR Lens Instant Savings expire 8/29/15 (8 options)

The current iteration of the Nikon SLR Lens instant Savings are set to expire on 8/29/15. Eight lenses are participating. These are straight up discounts on the lenses, you don’t need to buy a camera body or sing or dance to get them. You can find the nicely organized at B&H Photo

Lens Instant Savings at B&H: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma

More B&H action, this is a round-up of the current Lens Instant Savings promotions running:

+ Canon SLR Lenses and flashes (21 lenses, 2 flashes)
+ Nikon SLR Lenses (8 lenses)
+ Sony SLR and Mirrorless Lenses (many options)
+ Pentax SLR Lenses (36 options)
+ Sigma SLR Lenses (186 options) – use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout for more discounting for the Sigmas

Refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR (CX) for $110

The white color scheme of the factory refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR (CX 1-System) lens is currently going for $110 with free shipping by BuyDig.com with a 90 day Nikon refurbished warranty.

Pre-order three new Nikon SLR lenses ($750 to $2400)

Nikon has announced three new SLR lenses today (see New Lenses of 2015 tracking page) and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:

Imported Nikon 24-120mm f4 VR for $550 {vs refurbished for $780}

Back to Los eBay Deals du Jour where GetItDigital is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR SLR lens for $550 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller (GetItDigital), not Nikon USA.

If you are not comfortable with imported grey-market items, but still don’t want to pay new condition full price, there’s a middle path, you can get it manufacturer refurbished with the Nikon USA blessings for $780 with free shipping by Adorama.

Imported Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $190

Back to the land of the eBays where we find the new condition Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR lens offered for $190 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “BestStopDeals” (98.1%). The listing says one year worldwide warranty. Assume it is a gray market (imported) lens since it doesn’t explicitly mention Nikon USA warranty.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $100

The Nikon 50mm f1.8D goes for around $130 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you feel comfortable getting an imported grey-market simple prime lens, you can get in new condition for $100 by Peach Photo on eBay (over 650 units sold) or by Unique via Amazon.

Nikon DSLR Gear featured sale on eBay (254 options)

eBay has created a featured Nikon camera gear sale with a total of 254 items participating. You can filter them using the options on the left hand side over there (DSLRs, bundles, compacts, lenses, flashes). Unfortunately my brain is a 900 MHz Celeron, I can’t go through 250+ items and price-check them like that, so this is a DIY adventure (in other words, if I wait until I can go through them all before I post this, I will probably never post this).

Pre-order new Nikon Lenses: 16-80/2.8-4, 500/4, 600/4

Nikon strikes again with a trio of new four and five figure lenses available for pre-order as follows:

+ Nikon 16-80mm f2.8-4 DX VR for $1067 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Nikon 500mm f4 VR for $10,300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Nikon 600mm f4 VR for $13,330 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99 w/free s&h

The Nikon 50mm f1.8 D currently goes for around $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama, B&H Photo). Since this is a simple low-priced 50mm prime lens, there is lower risk going grey-market (imported without manufacturer warranty). If so, you can get it for $99 with free shipping by Peach Photo on eBay (99.9%). Over 600 units got sold so far from this listing.

Nikon DSLR Instant Savings: bundle up to 17 lenses with a DSLR

If you are interested in getting both a Nikon DSLR kit and at least or more of their SLR lenses, there is a brand new combined purchase instant savings promotion. You can bundle up to 17 different lenses, along with three flashes and two teleconverters. Many Nikon DSLRs are participating, including the D3200, D3300, D5200, D5300, D5500, D7100, D7200, D610, D750, D810, Df, and D4s. Find all the details and options nicely organized at B&H Photo. This round expires around 6/27/15 with the usual caveats of Instant Rebates getting extended/renewed/adjusted/etc.