If you have been waiting for a good deal on Nikon cameras and lenses , the holiday season is perhaps the best time to splurge. Nikon is offering instant savings on some cameras and lenses from November 26 to November 28 (Thursday to Saturday). Here is the online version of the circular (Adobe Flash required to view the page).
The fine print indicates that the prices listed are all suggested retail prices. Your local authorized Nikon retailer will decide the actual sale price. If you want to get the best price though, skip the local store and shop online. The suggested retail price for the Nikon D90 outfit with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens is $1149.95, but the current price at Amazon.com is $1029.95.
If you are looking for lenses, the Nikon Black Friday promotion only offers some packaged deals on a few consumer grade lenses. Third party lens manufacturer Sigma does not offer any rebates but Tamron is currently offering some mail-in rebates. You get $25 rebate for the Tamron AF17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC (model B005) and Tamron AF 60mm f/2.0 SP DI II LD IF 1:1 Macro (model G005). For anyone looking for a general purpose walk-around never-change-lens-again lens, there is a $70 rebate for the Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens— the world’s only 15X zoom made for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.