Used Lens with Problems (does not AF): Tamron 16-30mm Di II VC PZD (Nikon) for $309 + S&H

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses that have known issues, you can get the Nikon version of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $309 plus shipping (starts at $8+) in “Used – Fair” condition at Adorama.

Make sure you understand the used condition designations at Adorama and read the details in the listing of each used item. This particular lens is described as “PLEASE NOTE: Lens does not auto focus; image quality will; be affected; cosmetic condition is V; may have other issues”. So fans of manual focusing 🙂

If any of these make you uncomfortable, do not buy! The new condition goes for $500 and bundled with freebies.

Used Fuji X-T2 Graphite Body for $1540

An update of the Stock Status Tracker is in progress. The Fuji X-T2 Graphite body only remains out of stock in new condition, but if you are comfortable with USED cameras, there are two used listings of it at Amazon Warehouse Deals by Amazon itself (their used subsidiary) for $1540 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” condition. Both have descriptions, and one of the two has actual pictures of the used cameras. As usual, used camera supplies are typically limited, especially for hard to find cameras.

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

This begins a burst of Stock update posts after updating the Stock Status Tracker. We start with the Fuji X-T2 with 18-55mm kit, out of stock in new condition, but available in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged) for $1662~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. This is Amazon’s own USED sales persona, not 3rd party sellers.

Open-Box / Used Fuji X-T2 body for $1400

Various options are available for the Fuji X-T2 body only during this update of the Stock Tracker.

On the USED front, the price seems to have settled at $1400
+ OneCal (OPEN BOX)
+ Adorama (USED)
+ eBay (USED)
+ Amazon Waerehouse Deals (USED)

New Condition remains $1600
+ Adorama
+ Amazon (various)
+ OneCall

Used Olympus E-M1 Body (first gen) for $389 + S&H

If you are comfortable with heavily used cameras, the black Olympus E-M1 (first generation) body only is available in “Used – Good” condition for $389 plus shipping (starts around $9, varies by zipcode) at Adorama. If the link does not work in your browser (it has spaces in the URL which may confuse some browsers), use the Adorama Used Search results. If it sells out, you won’t see it any more in the search results.

NOTE: that used supplies can be very limited…

Here is how the Adorama used camera gear rating system describes this condition. If you are a perfectionist, keep that in mind 🙂

Used Cowboystudio Photo Studio Portable Pop Up Changing Room/Dressing Room for $22

If you are comfortable with used gear, the Cowboystudio Photo Studio Portable Pop Up Changing Room/Dressing Room is available in “Used – Like New” condition (“Item has no cosmetic scratches or blemishes. Item has no cracks or dents. Item will come in original packaging”) for $22 with free shipping for Prime members (or with a $25+/$35+ order) at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Per the shopping cart, there is one unit available.

Fuji X100F: In-Stock NEW ($1300) or USED ($1201)

If you are interested in the Fuji X100F, as of this Stock Tracker update, the situation is this:

SILVER FUJI X100F
+ IN-STOCK (New Condition) for $1300 at Best Buy (eBay) and Kachashopus (eBay)

BLACK FUJI X100F
+ USED for $1202~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals
+ USED (eBay Auction) by individual person ($1201 bid, ends Sunday 7:27pm ET)

Bargain Bin sale at Amazon Warehouse Deals

Among the Memorial Day weekend festivities, Amazon Warehouse Deals (used products at Amazon) decided to start a Bargain Bin sale which includes over 2500 Electronics. Under that category is over 280 Camera and Photo items featuring a random assortment of camera/photo-related gear.

Make sure you check each individual listing and check who the sellers are and read the condition detail (if given). YMMV! No coupon, the items are discounted on the website.

In-Stock Now: Panasonic GH5 body for $2000 [or USED for $1848]

Good news for all of you looking to find the Panasonic GH5 body only in-stock! As of the time of writing the camera is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and by a trio of recognizable eBay sellers, Samy’s Camera (eBay) (Southern California) and Kenmore Camera (eBay) (Washington, the Apple state) and Pixel Connection (eBay) (Ohio).

Meanwhile the estimate at B&H Photo is May 16, 2017, so if you are a B&H fan or have gift cards or rewards or store credit, that’s an option too. Keep in mind the “May 16” is an estimate and can change at any time as the estimates depend on various factors.

On the other hand, if you are a fan of buying used, you can get it for $1848~ in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. The listing says damaged original packaging, no cosmetic imperfections, and it has been tested and fully functional (not sure by who, and not sure how much the AWD camera testers know about customers). Amazon offers a 30-day return policy but makes no promise of a manufacturer warranty.

In-Stock now: Fuji X100F for $1300 [also, auction by “real person” in progress]

It is pure coincidence that I’m updating the Stock Status Tracker on Mondays, it’s supposed to get updated a lot more often, but time seems to fly faster and faster these days. Anyway, enough meta-talk, to the Fuji X100F-landia we go…

… where the Best Buy’s eBay store has the silver X100F in-stock for $1300. Limit three per buyer per the listing page.

On the black X100F front, Amazon itself has a May 18 in-stock estimate as of the time of writing. Keep in mind these estimates change over time…

If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Chase Amazon VISA credit card or the Prime Store credit card, you will receive 5% back as a statement credit, which is no small change, it is $65~ given the current price.

If you are not a Prime member, and you pay with the Chase Amazon VISA credit card you get 3% back as a statement credit, around $39. Citibank’s Forward credit card used to offer 5% on Amazon, but unless you are in a grandfathered card that wasn’t switched over, they no longer offer it (as far as I can tell).

USED OPTION
On the other hand, if you are a fan of buying used from eBay, an individual has a USED (eBay Auction) that ends on Tuesday at 10:30pm ET. As of the time of writing, the auction price is $1125 with 29 bids. Shipping is $12 from the state of MA.

Used Fuji X-T2 body for $1449 + S&H [UPDATED]

UPDATE 5/13/17: the previous listing is sold out but there is a black X-T2 body only kit in the same condition going for the same price. The link below has been updated…

The new condition price for the Fuji X-T2 body only is $1600 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used camera gear, you can get it in “Used – Demo condition” for $1450 plus shipping at Adorama [UPDATED!]. Used camera gear at Adorama come with a 30-day return policy and a 90-day Adorama warranty. Shipping starts at around $15 and varies slightly by zipcode.

PS: USED items are not eligible for free 2-day shipping and extended returns of the Adorama VIP360 service (their Prime-competitor service). VIP360 also offers a free metal print from AdoramaPIX.

Used Nikon D7100 body for $449 + S&H

The Nikon D7100 body only is currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $449 plus shipping ($9+, varies by zipcode and option) at Adorama. Used items purchased at Adorama have a 30-day return policy and come with a 90-day warranty from Adorama.

This should not be confused with the manufacturer refurbished which goes for $590 and comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

YMMV automatic 20% off discount on some Warehouse Deals items

Over 24,000 used items offered at Amazon’s Used websites (aka, “Amazon Warehouse Deals”) are participating in an Earth Day promotion that automatically gets you 20% off their current prices. Only select items are eligible, and only those that Amazon itself (in this case, Warehouse Deals itself) is the seller. Things offered by 3rd-party sellers are not eligible. No coupon code needed, eligible items are discounted automatically and they show a 20% off marker when you look at the individual listings. Since this is an Earth Day promotion, it should end after Earth Day or so.

Used Fuji GFX-50S body for $5979 to $6000; New In-Stock for $6500

New addition to the Stock Status Tracker, the Fuji GFX-50S, it is in-stock for $6500 at multiple dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get it for $5979 by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (Amazon’s used sales persona, Prime eligible for members), or for $6000 by OneCall (Prime eligible) with a 1-year warranty from OneCall. Amazon’s own Warehouse Deals only promises a 30-day return policy, they don’t promise a warranty. From there, Adorama has it in “Used – Demo” condition for $6349 plus shipping (which is very close to the new condition price).

It is in-stock in new condition for $6500 at the usual places, including Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon. Keep in mind, B&H and Adorama orders will ship beginning Wednesday April 19.

PS: blanket warning reminder for Amazon ~ Amazon has yet to figure out how to block the armies of spam/scam/bot sellers that offer high-demand items at ridiculously low prices in order to harvest customer data (and who knows what else they plan). These are typically “Just Launched” sellers, and they ask you to email them before buying.

Ricoh GR II for $600 (or Used for $500)

To the Big Sensor Primes front we go now, where the new condition Ricoh GR II is currently on sale for $600 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Orders can be placed again Wednesday night. Orders will ship on April 19+ regardless of shipment method selected, so keep that in mind.

B&H also has it available in Used Condition for $500 with free shipping. Used items sold by B&H Photo come with a 90-day warranty covered by B&H.

Stock Update: Panasonic GH5 with Extras for $2100; Used Fuji X-T2 Graphite for $1665

Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has two new updates on the Panasonic GH5 and Fuji X-T2 front!

On the Panasonic GH5 front, the body only kit is bundled with a dizzying variety of extra small accessories for $2100 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay: a Vivitar flash, Vivitar battery and charger, Vivitar bag, Corel Paintshop PRO X8 software, 64GB Lexar SDXC 300x card, spider tripod, and cables and cleaning supplies.

On the Fuji X-T2 front, the Graphite Body Only is available for $1665 in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, Amazon’s own used products persona. They even have two pictures of the actual item.

As usual, supplies of both used and high-demand new products are limited, so it may be sold out by the time you read this.

15% off Used Purchases at BL w/coupon

If you are comfortable buying camera gear that was previously offered for rental, Borrow Lenses has a new coupon promotion, you get 15% off the purchase of used gear on their website. Over 170 options are available. The coupon is only good for the purchase of used camera gear there; it is not good for rentals (even though the website name is “Borrow” :))

Coupon and expiration details in the screenshot below:

(SOLD OUT) Open-box Fuji X-T2 Graphite for $1619

As of a late 3/12/17 re-check, this sold out… The big picture of the various X-T2 options at the Stock Status tracker.

The Fuji X-T2 graphite body only is currently available (one unit) in Used / Open-box condition for $1619 with free shipping by Cameta Camera on eBay. The new condition price is $1800.

Used Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD for around $1000 (Nikon)

The new condition Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens goes for $1100 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with 4% promotional rewards at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo or Adorama (+ free digiframe)) in the Nikon, Canon and Sony A systems.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses, and don’t want to deal with mail-in rebates, Adorama has two options on the Nikon version, in Used – Excellent Plus for $979 or in Used – Demo condition for $999. Shipping is extra and varies by zipcode (under $15 for the zipcodes I tested). Adorama offers a 30-day return policy and a 90-day warranty of their own on the used camera gear they sell on their website.

Used Pentax K-1 for $1639 + S&H

If you are comfortable with used camera gear, the Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR is available in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $1639 plus shipping at Adorama. The new condition price is $1800 at authorized dealers. Adorama offers a 30-day no-questions asked return policy on Used items, and a 90-day warranty covered by Adorama (not Pentax).

If you prefer a lower price for a higher risk purchase, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition (with various imperfections) for $1571 at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) by AWD itself. Note however that AWD only offers a 30-day return policy. They do not offer any warranty.

(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.