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.
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.
BuyDig is also offering the factory refurbished Sony 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DT SAM SLR lens for $150 with free shipping (add to cart to see price). The price is $170 before you add it to cart. Offer ends by 12/28/14.
The Pellicle is not a scary creature from a 50s scifi movie! It is your friend! The Sony a58 with the 18-55mm lens and a bonus $50 B&H Photo gift card and a free 16GB Sandisk SDHC and a free holster bag are on sale all together for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can add the 55-200mm lens to your order for +$50 or the 55-300 for +$150. Look for these two offers under the “Savings Available” section by clicking the small “View All Savings” link. Other add-on bundle options include Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30.
The Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum dSLR version of the Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine is on sale for $325 (was $342) with free shipping with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon itself. While the EOS & M43rds are part of the lightning deals, the Alpha A-mount version is on sale on its own, not part of the lightning deals. The market works in mysterious ways :)… Blog-post price updated on 11:28pm ET.
Back to the land of the Sony SLTs, the Sony Alpha a77 (first generation) body only is kit along with three free accessories (32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, holster bag, Watson battery) is on sale for $550 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The a77 w/16-50mm f2.8 goes for $1000 but without the freebies.
PS: if you are just now catching up, you can also check a running Latest Deals Summary at the main blog. We will continue with the running summary experiment until the end of the year (2014).
The Sony a77 II body only kit with a free Sony VG-C77AM battery grip is now going for $900 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3).
Meanwhile the a7 ii with 16-50mm f2.8 and VG-C77AM battery grip goes for $1500 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3)… The 16-50mm f2.8 lens goes for $750 on its own.
This 4-hour lightning deal expired…
As part of the Amazon Lightning Deals, good until 9:50pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out), you can get the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro for Sony-Minolta-Alpha for $135 with free shipping. As of 5:57pm ET, it is 14% claimed.
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.
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.
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!
The Sony a58 A-mount pellicle-mirror APS-C camera with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens along with Lightroom 5 is offered for $480 with free shipping and free returns at Groupon Goods. IMPORTANT: under Options (right side of the page over there, below the green BUY button), you must select the Kit with Lightroom! I can’t create a link with the Lightroom pre-selected. The default option is without Lightroom and goes for $450. Also included is a case and 16GB card.
Sony has a new round of A-mount (SLR) and E-mount (mirrorless) Lens Instant Savings. You can see all the lens options nicely organized at Adorama. Over 20 lenses are participating in this promotion which expires 1/3/15. Adorama is offering promotional rewards and/or free accessories on some of them. Check the individual product listings for details.
This limited time offer ended…
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.
This limited time offer ended…
The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens goes for $580 after a $50 mail-in rebate at the moment. However, if you want a better value, Adorama has a bundle that includes the following bonus accessories automatically included by Adorama in your order: a 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty and a 67mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), and holster case and cleaning kit and capleash that goes for $592 after a $50 mail-in rebate… So for an extra $12 you get the warranty, filters, case, and other small accessories. You still have to do the mail-in rebate regardless. It is available for Alpha DSLRs and Nikon DSLRs and Canon DSLRs. Promotion ends 12/1/14.
The Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens is on sale for $200 with free shipping in six different mounts, five SLR (C/N/A/P and Four Thirds) and Sony E-mount at B&H Photo.
B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:
+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150
+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors
+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.
+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440
+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600
+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)
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More action at the eBay Deals, this time we find the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 Macro HSM OS lens offered for $250 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay. It is available in the Nikon, Canon, Sony-Alpha-Minolta, and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.
A new variation of the combined purchase instant rebates is running for a couple of Sony Alpha pellicle-mirror dSLRs. You put one DSLR and one lens in your shopping cart, you enter the coupon code, and when you reach the checkout page, there is a combined purchase discount of $100 (either the 55-200 or 55-300 lenses) or $200 (the 18-135mm lens). This is a one-to-one promotion. If you put two lenses and/or two DSLRs and enter their coupons, you only get one discount. But you can buy them in separate transactions (I think – I obviously can’t buy them to test those type of limits).
So the eligible DSLRs for this promotion are the Sony a77 Mark II (either body only or with 16-50mm f2.8), and the A58 with 18-55mm kit. The coupon codes are listed over there. I won’t listen here because sometimes they change them, and I have no way of knowing that they changed.
The page does not specify an expiration date, so they are good until the coupon codes no longer work. Speaking of which, here is a screenshot crop example with the A58 w/18-55 and the 18-135mm added to the shopping cart. What you see is the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page:
The official Sony Store is offering the refurbished Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA lens for $703 plus you earn 704 Sony Rewards points with the purchase (if you are a member of their rewards program). This is an APS-C lens for the Sony Alpha SLR mount.