Amazing Nikon, Canon and Sigma Deals

Folks at B&H notified me that Nikon, Canon and Sigma are running some amazing deals that will expire in September for DSLRs, Lenses and Speedlights. Nikon is currently offering bundled deals with up to $450 in savings. Canon is running various instant rebate programs for lenses and speedlights and also doing camera + lens bundles for additional savings. And Sigma is also running an instant rebate program for their lenses and speedlights. Below are the links for these deals:

Nikon Buy Together and Save (Expires August 25, 2012):

Nikon Bundled Savings

Canon Lens and Speedlite Rebates (Expires September 1, 2012):

Canon Lens Instant Rebate Canon Speedlite Instant Rebate

Canon DSLR Rebates (Expires September 1, 2012):

  1. Canon 60D/60Da Bundles
  2. Canon T3i Bundles
  3. Canon T3 Bundles

Sigma Lens and Speedlight Rebates (Expires September 30, 2012):

Sigma Instant Rebate


  1. 1) Scott
    August 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    24-70 f/2.8 ED VRII – as advertised? does this lens even exist with VR ???

    • August 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Scott, haha, nice catch! No, it doesn’t – looks like B&H marketing folks made an error.

      That would be nice though, the 24-70mm desperately needs an update with VR :)

      • 1.1.1) Paul
        August 24, 2012 at 5:50 am


  2. 2) Suhail
    August 15, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Nasim,
    When are you going to evaluate 24-85mm vr lens with Nikon d800?

    • August 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Suhail, that’s what I am working on right now. Unfortunately, since it is a zoom lens, it is taking me forever to get it fully tested. I have to do everything at all focal lengths :( Hoping to get it done within the next few days. Also, have been super busy this summer, so it has been a little tough to work on site content.

  3. 3) Tony Padua
    August 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    This goes to show the every man image of the photographer being weighed down by the dslr with inter-changeable telephoto lens hanging from his/her neck, that model is fading.

    Nikon, Canon, and Sigma have overcapacity because of the arrival of the Sony RX100. Panasonic will answer soon with their version of this point and shoot, probably for less money, taking even more market share from Nikon, Canon, and Sigma.

    • August 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Tony, Sony RX100 is nice, but not nice enough to take away market share from DSLRs :) It is not point and shoot cameras that are eating away DSLR sales, it is interchangeable mirrorless cameras like OM-D that are doing it…

  4. 4) David Goldenshluger
    August 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Nikkor 24-70 2.8 VR II???
    Sounds great, I want two:)

    • August 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Make it three for me – those puppies would sell good on eBay! LOL :D

  5. August 16, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Ah, so are we seeing a hint of what may may be launched at Photokina in September I wonder? A 24-70mm VR and either an upgrade to the D7000, or even better a new D400 to match a VR version of the 24-70mm. Or perhaps to match a D600 (no interest to me there as my D700 is just fine). A VR version of the 24-70 is not on any of my wishlists as I’ve owned one for 4 years and never thought “Oh I wish this lens had VR”, however the thought of a D400 to match my long lenses for wildlife would make my photographic year.

    If my wish doesn’t come true and on the basis that I’ve abandoned any desire for the D800, I shall skip a generation and invest the money in more pro long glass.


    • 5.1) marc
      August 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Yes I think there is going to be a successor to the 7000 soon. Usually when a camera is reduced in price it seems to be phased out of the line. The 7000 is a bit long in the tooth and marred by focusing problems. I know I personally am waiting for a replacement to the 7000 or 300 so I can upgrade my D80.

      Seems there has been lots of competition and one upsmanship between Canon and Nikon lately. I am invested in Nikon line, happy with it, so I will continue.

      • August 20, 2012 at 12:46 am

        I think it’s a bit premature to describe the D7000 as “long in the tooth”. Not my favourite dSLR admittedly and my first copy was broken at delivery. Regarding focus issues, this was never a “works straight out of the box” camera if one is a long lens user and required much patience to achieve consistent results.

        The D700 is still a remarkable camera as its eBay prices reflect with many buying it as a second D700 body. As for prices, the D7000 probably dropped more than any dSLR I remember, however in the UK along with the D700 and even the D90 it’s still a current model on the Nikon UK site.

        I just feel a new semi pro APS-C camera is overdue.


  6. 6) Brad
    August 16, 2012 at 8:16 am

    There is also an Olympus rebate going on now for bundling lenses with the new OM-D E-M5. They are giving $150 rebate for each lens bought with the camera, up to $450 back. Here’s a link to the rebate PDF on BH –

  7. 7) Mark Borchers
    August 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Inevitably when Nikon announces a bundle deal, only one of the products in the bundle is of interest to me. For example, lenses I already have. Why can’t they just have sales on individual items? Especially now that their MAP program governs retail prices.

  8. 8) Manish
    August 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Dear Nasim please help….

    I bought the Nikon D5100 with a 18 – 55mm lens last May and it was functioning well and until now I have had no issues. All of a sudden I started getting half pictures where it looks like the shutter is only opening half to 3/4 of the way. It seems as though the top quarter of the pic is just not there and it only happens every onther picture. Ive shot probably 100 pictures trying to see if maybe the shutter was stuck or what it might be but cannot get a good 2 pictures in a row. I also noticed in a couple pics where there was a thin line in the center of the full frame pictures. I really hate to send this camera in since its only about a year old (hence out of Warranty)and its only been used a hand full of times.

    When I shot the pictures with a 35 mm 1.8G lens the top quarter of the pic is there but there is a fine line which differentiates the top half of the picture from the bottom half. I would have loved to post the pictures but do not know how?

    Can I mail the pictures to you and maybe you could guide me on further course of action or maybe tell me what the problem is?? It is quite frustrating to not be able to shoot.

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