(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a6300 with 16-50 for $930

As of a 2/19/17 recheck, this is sold out… Used supplies are limited…

To add to the option-overwhelm, the Sony a6300 with the 16-50mm is available in “Used – Condition 9” at B&H Photo for $930 with free shipping.

Used items at B&H come with a 90-day warranty from B&H. Given that B&H is a well-known and reputable dealer, this is a lower risk used purchase than buying from cookie-cutter eBay refurbishers and such.

Note also that many of the new condition a6X00 kits are on sale now and a couple of a6500 kits will go on sale this weekend – check the Sony E-System posts to see them all.

(SOLD OUT) Used Fuji X-T2 body only for $1399

As of a late 2/16/17 re-check, the used option got scooped up and is no longer available. Used supplies are typically limited, especially for new-release and hard-to-find cameras… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker… Original post after the jump for historical reference only…

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Used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II VC for $269 + S&H (Nikon)

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.

(ENDED) Used DJI Mavic Pro for $874

As of a 2/10/17 recheck, they are out of used options… If you are comfortable with used gear, the DJI Mavic Pro is available in “USED – Very Good” condition (item will come repackaged it says over there) at Amazon Warehouse Deals, with Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s used sales persona) being the actual seller. As usual, used supplies are limited and their prices can change.

Used Fuji X-A3 w/16-50 for $539 to $549

If you are comfortable with used camera gear, the brown color-scheme of the Fuji X-A3 with the 16-50mm lens is available in “Used – Like New” condition for $549~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. They even have three pictures of the actual unit.

Or if you prefer a lower price but with slower shipping, you can get it in “Used – Demo condition” for $529 plus shipping (around $10 for the slowest shipping method) at Adorama.

Used Sony a6500 body for $1223

If you are comfortable with used cameras, the Sony a6500 body only is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1223 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. They have a description of its condition and they even have four pictures, which is rare for Warehouse Deals (may be a new experimental feature?). The new condition price at authorized dealers is $1400.

Used Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko for $380 (Four Thirds)

If you like to party like it’s a Four Thirds DSLR party, the Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital lens is available in used condition at B&H Photo for $380 (8+ condition) or $400 (9 condition). Free shipping. For the speed readers out there, this is a DSLR lens for the Four Thirds DSLR system. This is not a M43rds lens.

(SOLD OUT) Used Canon S95 RAWsumer for $130

As of a 2/7/17 recheck, this used item is sold out… If of all the compacts with RAW out there it is the Canon S95 the one you want, it is available in “Used – Condition 9” for $130 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Used products at B&H come with a B&H Photo warranty. You can optional add SquareTrade plans (the shopping cart prompts that after you add to cart).

(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon 24mm f2.8D for $270

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.

Used Sony RX100 first gen for $280

If you want to try out the Sony RX100 series without breaking the bank, and if you are comfortable with used cameras, you can get the first generation Sony RX100 in “Used – Condition 8+” for $280 at B&H Photo. B&H Photo offers a 90-day warranty covered by B&H for the used products they sell on their website.

To compare, the new condition prices for $400 for the 1st generation, $550 for the 2nd generation, $700 for the 3rd generation, and $850 for the 4th generation, and $1000 for the 5th generation, at authorized Sony USA dealers. Notice a pattern?

SPOILER ALERT: It’s the +$150 price staircase 🙂

Used Fuji X-T2 body for $1479

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker is a gift that keeps on giving, the Fuji X-T2 body only is currently available in “Used – Like New” condition for $1479 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. The new condition price is $1600 at authorized dealers. There’s also a third body + grip official kit that goes for $1700 but it is currently out of stock. Screenshot below of Amazon Warehouse Deals with things to pay attention to highglighted:

Used Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 for $1662

I (finally!) just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have some good news if you are a fan of buying used digital cameras, the Fuji X-T2 with the 18-55 lens option is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1662~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. This is Prime eligible. AWD is Amazon’s used sales persona. The new condition price of this kit is $1900. Screenshot below with things to look for highglighted:

Used Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) for $1000

NOTE: this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens; NOT a micro four thirds lens for the M43 mirrorless system.

Of interest to Four Thirds DSLR photographers and adapter-erers, B&H Photo has the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2 (Four Thirds) in Used Condition for $1000 in 8+ condition and $1100 in 9 condition and $1150 in 9+ condition. The new condition price is $1950 at B&H.

Used Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM (Nikon) for $286

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.

Hardcover: used National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary for $12.50 w/free S&H

UPDATE: the new condition price jumped to $27… As far as I can tell the undying Amazon book coupon GIFTBOOK finally expired, but it doesn’t hurt to type it in just in case 🙂 Regardless, the October 2015 hardcover of National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary is on sale for $21.75 with the usual free shipping terms (Prime or $25+ in books or $49+ in general; of items shipped by Amazon).

It is currently the best seller among Photojournalism Books.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used photography books (a bigger risk than text-only books since pristine photography is the raison d^etre of a photography books) you can get it for $12.50 with free slow shipping by eBay seller “BookOutlet2” (99.4%, New Jersey zipcode).

(ENDED) Used Fuji X-T2 Body auction [updated]

The used Fuji X-T2 eBay Auction ended on Wednesday at 8:30pm with a price of $1476 + $10 flat shipping with a total of 32 bids. A trio of bids came in at the last 30 seconds of the auction, increasing the price from $1400 to $1476… Previous updates after the jump for historical reference…

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(ENDED) LAST CALL: Fuji X-T2 Body Auction ends Tuesday 12:42pm ET

The auction ended at $1550 after 15 bids… Check the Stock Status Tracker for more on these…

By last call I mean this is the last time I will post about this eBay listing before the auction ends on Tuesday at 12:42pm eastern. It is an eBay user listing of a New-Other Fuji X-T2 body only. As of Tuesday at 1:12am ET, it is at $1414 with 12 bids… The used options with a 3-year warranty by Cardinal Photo got scooped up, while the Olympus E-M1 II remains not in-stock (the best way to describe it).

8TB G-Technology G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System for $400 (or used for $285~)

Storage time! The new condition 8TB G-Technology G-RAID External Dual-Drive Storage System is currently on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo, one of their latest Featured Sales.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used storage, you can get this in used condition for $279 plus shipping (under $15 for most zipcodes) at Adorama.

Speaking of storage, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 3TB TOSHIBA Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive (USB 3.0 Model HDTB330XK3CA Black) for $100 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

Speaking of external HDDs, Adorama is offering the Adorama is offering the 1.5TB Seagate Expansion 2.5″ Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $60 with free shipping.

(SOLD OUT) Used Fuji X-T2 w/18-55 for $1800

As of a 11/28/16 at 12:35am ET recheck, the used X-T2 w/18-55 for $1800 sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

Meanwhile as of the above check, the eBay auction for a USED “purchased two weeks ago” Fuji X-T2 body only. There are 34 bids with a $1525 price as of the time of writing, plus $16 shipping. The eBay seller has a 97.8% so be sure to research them ahead of time.

Expired options after the jump for reference only…

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(ENDED) Used Pentax 50mm f2 SMC A K-Mount for $15 w/free S&H (or Make a Best Offer)

As of a 11/20/16 AM re-check, this eBay listing ended…

While surfing around the eBay Deals, this surfaced, in USED good condition, you can get the Pentax 50mm f2 SMC A K-Mount lens for $15 with free shipping, sold by Roberts Camera (99.5%, Indianapolis)… You can also try to officially negotiate a lower price using eBay’s “Best Offer” feature.

(SOLD OUT) Used Fuji X-T10 body for $459 + S&H

As of 11/3/16, this sold out and is no longer available… Fuji is another camera company with many interchangeable models in the market, but if it is the Fuji X-T10 body only the one you want, in Used condition with an “E- ratings” (E- = Excellent Minus; not the school grade), you can get it for $459 plus shipping (around $10 for West coast) at Adorama.

Used Sony RX10 II for $1387 [was $1313]

We just updated the new Stock Status Tracking page and we have a new development for the Sony RX10 II. It is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1387 [was $1313~] by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, the used arm of Amazon. They offer a 30-day return policy but there is no manufacturer warranty… On the other hand if you prefer it i new condition, it is now in-stock for $1600 at both Adorama and B&H Photo… Price updated 9/9/16 [it flipped again]…

Meanwhile both the Fuji X-T2 and the Canon 5D Mark IV have September 8 release estimates, so they should be coming out soon. They are both tracked in the new Stock Status Tracking page.

Used Pentax K-5 Body for $290 w/180-day warranty

While checking for more Amazon Warehouse Deals specials, we found one that is not eligible for the coupon, but it is open to everyone to buy, you don’t have to be a Prime member, it is the Pentax K-5 body only available in “E-” condition by Adorama through Warehouse Deals for $290 with free shipping. It comes with a 180-day Adorama warranty. This ships from Adorama, it is not Prime eligible. “E-” in this case is not what it means for students, it is “E” for Excellent condition 🙂

Pentax 645D Body Only for $4000 [or $3150 on eBay or $2650 Used]

A comment by S.W. Anderson in the Hasselblad MF Mirrorless post got me price-checking medium format cameras, and it looks like the first generation Pentax 645D body only is currently going for $4000 in new condition at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is no longer available from B&H and Adorama. Amazon’s shipping estimate is 1-4 months, so keep that in mind if you need it to arrive quickly.

Or if you are a more adventurous shopper, there are a couple of eBay listings on it:
+ New Condition for $3150 with Best Offer Enabled (this is a private eBay listing for extra protection; ships from Los Angeles)

+ Used Condition for $2650 [CORRECTED!] (ships from Delaware; listing says used in-studio only with 3269 actuations)

+ the eBay listings above are from individuals, not retailers

In comparison, the latest model, the Pentax 645Z, goes for $7000 in new condition at B&H Photo (with 4% rewards = $280~) and Adorama (with 4% rewards = $280~). There’s also a 645Z Comprehensive Starter Kit that goes for $16,000 and includes three lenses (55/2.8, 90/2.8, 28-45/4.5, extra accessories and the protective case you see in the pictures.

20% off purchases of Used Gear at BL with coupon

Murphy’s Law! Of all the days the internet would go down, of course it had to be Cyber Monday! But we march on thanks to the cellphone’s mobile hotspot! BorrowLenses has a used gear sale, coupon code BLCYBER20 gets you 20% off on the purchase of used camera gear. This is not a rental coupon, but a purchase of the used gear they rent out. Coupon ends by the end of day on 12/1/15.

(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon D300 body for $159

This sold out and is no longer available as of a 12/1/15 re-check…

While doing the price research for the APS-C DSLR edition of the Price Charts (coming before midnight tonight other things equal) I spotted this potentially interesting used camera offer for the Nikon completists, the Nikon D300 body only in “Used – G rating” condition for $159 plus shipping (under $10 typically) at Adorama… If you are not familiar with their rating system, click on the “Used – Rating G” link over there to see a detailed description of the various levels…

Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings (38 options)

A new round of Pentax SLR lens instant savings promotions are under way (along with converters and flashes), at B&H Photo with 38 options available.

While there, if you are comfortable with used lenses, look for the “Buy Used from” blue links below the “Add to Cart” (it is only available on some of the lenses). For example, the 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 ED SDM goes for $440 in new condition versus $330 in Used Condition.

Used Canon 1200mm f5.6L EF USM for $180,000

We recently brought back the “$5 Gadget” posts, so to balance things about, let’s also bring back the “Six-Figure Gadget” too! That’s right, $180,000 (one hundred eighty thousand) gets you the Canon Super Telephoto 1200mm f5.6L EF USM in “Used/Condition 9+” with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

PS: after this week’s Bieber Zoom scandal, perhaps paparazzi should not be allowed to buy it! 😉

Open-box Panasonic GX8 body for $950

IF you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the black Panasonic GX8 body only is available in “Used – Like New” condition, described as “Only taken out of box once like new with Panasonic USA warranty”, for $950 by Cardinal Camera through Amazon. It ships from Cardinal (Pennsylvania).

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15% off purchases of Used Gear at BorrowLenses

BorrowLenses is having a coupon sale on some of their used camera gear. Use coupon code BUYUSED15 to get 15% off the purchase of used gear shown at the aforelinked page. There are 164 options there, mostly DSLR/iLC gear. Coupon expires 9/21/15.

For the speed readers, even though BorrowLenses is a rental website, this particular offer is purchases of used camera gear they have.