Panasonic G9 In-Stock NEW for $1700, USED for $1500

An early bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for fans of the Panasonic G9! The camera is in-stock and shipping in new condition from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera (one unit left per the page over there).

If you are a fan of used, there are two “Used – Demo” condition listings at Adorama for $1500 plus shipping. This is shown under the “Buy for as low as $1499.00 in Used” in small print on their website. I can’t find them by searching their USED department. IF/when they sell out, you will no longer see the used option. Annotated screenshot below:

Sat Gold Box: GVM, NIX, Marsace, TerraMaster, Etc

These are the Voyages of the Starship Lightning Deals, on a 24 hour mission to boldly go where Gold Box lightning deals have gone before. You can see them all using the links in the table below. The headliners are:

+ ends 11:10am ET: Marsace BT-2541T Reversable Carbon Fibre Tripod Portable Compact Kit for $280

+ starts 11:30am ET: SmilePowo Sports Action Camera Accessory Kit (price before sale $24)

+ starts 12:30pm ET: Nixplay Iris 8″ Wi-Fi Cloud Frame (W08E) (price before sale $198)

+ starts 1:35pm ET: GVM LED480LS Slim Panel CRI97 + Plus TLCI97 Plus 15000Lux at 20inch for 4200K Variable Bi Color Balanced Continuous Video Light with Digital Display Wireless Remote Control Metal Housing, 29W (price before sale $90)
+ there’s also a $30 barndoor on the same listing

+ starts 3:40pm ET: TerraMaster USB Type C RAID Systems (Diskless) (three options on the listing)

+ starts 6:25pm ET: Portable Charger Updated RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Chargers 4.5A Dual USB Output External Battery Pack (price before sale $25 with coupon USAPB010)
+ two colors on the listing, don’t know if both will be on sale


+ for more Gold Box posts here, follow the Yellow Brick Road of Gold-Box tagged posts

+ for more deals, check our Gold Box table of lightning links below, to check both IN-PROGRESS and UPCOMING deals:


Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM for $1540

In a longer running Woot Plus Camera sale running until the end of February, Woot is offering the following Canon products:

+ new condition EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III for $80
+ new condition EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens for $160
+ new condition Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for $1540
+ the D-Rebel T6 is a daily deal

These are new condition, with a 1-year Canon warranty per the listing. Limit up to three per customer on the low cost lenses and limit up to ten on the f2.8 PRO zoom.

Shipping is free for Prime members (must login with Amazon Prime account to connect the free shipping to your Woot account), or $5 flat for non-Prime members.

Print Magazines: Outdoor Pho for $5/yr; DP PRO for $8/yr

It is the “default sale” this weekend at Discount Mags with the following two print photography magazines delivered to US addresses running until Monday night:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $5 per year
+ Digital Photo PRO for $7 per year
+ various “six degrees of separation” magazines
+ no autorenewals

Price Charts Series now COMPLETED with Fixed Lens Cameras

And we are back with the final installment in the mid-February 2018 price charts series, it is the RAWsumers, the serious fixed lens cameras with RAW out of the box, here’s the post: Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart!


+ 35mm Full Frame Price Chart
+ APS-C DSLRs Price Chart
+ Mirrorless Price Chart
+ Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart

Used Leica Q Typ 116 for $2999 + S&H

The new condition Leica Q Typ 116 ranges from $4250 (black) to $4495 (silver) depending on color. If you are willing to go used, Adorama has it USED in “Very Good” condition for $2999 plus shipping (starts at $22). This is a 35mm full frame fixed lens camera, the only non-Sony RX-series at the moment.

PS: if/when it sells out, the used listing will be automatically yanked by their server, so if you don’t see a camera, it means it sold out.

Canon G5X + Pixma PRO 100 + Paper for $649 after $350 MIR

The Canon G5 X goes for $730 in new condition at authorized Canon USA dealers, but thanks to the magic of mail-in rebates, if you don’t object to the paperwork and if you also want/need a printer, then off to B&H Photo we go where they are bundling the Canon G5X with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 photo paper) for $649 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). Free standard shipping.

Panasonic ZS100 + $50 Gift Card + Panasonic Travel Charger Bundle + 32GB Extreme SD for $548

Good until Saturday night (but note that B&H Photo is not accepting orders between select hours Friday PM and Saturday PM) you can get the new condition Panasonic ZS100 superzoom with a $50 B&H Photo gift card, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card, and the official Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle for $548 with free expedited shipping in your choice of black ZS100 or silver ZS100

Earlier in the month Adorama offered this with a $100 gift card and $22 promotional rewards VERSUS B&H offering now a $50 Gift Card and the 32GB Extreme SD and the official Panasonic travel charger/battery kit.

PS: a few days ago Panasonic revealed the new ZS200 which is available for pre-order for $800 without any freebies.

Fuji X70 on its way out but still available for $700

Fuji has cut back on the number of fixed lens X-series cameras it is making and as of the time of writing (price-check for the upcoming Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart) the Fuji X70 is gone and cannot be ordered at Adorama and B&H Photo. It is still orderable at Amazon by Amazon itself at its typical price of $700. It is in the all-encompassing “temporarily out of stock” status, so shipping estimate is unknown.

Pre-order new Tiffen NATural Filters (76 options)

If you are a fan of lens filters, Tiffen has unleashed a new lien of NATural Neutral Density Filters and they are available for pre-ordering at Adorama with 76 different options. You can use the left sidebar over there to filter (no pun intended) the options by size or stops or price range. Prices range from $109 to $699.

Incase DSLR Pro Pack Nylon Camera Backpack for $80 w/FS

Incase makes DSLR bags too and their new condition Incase DSLR Pro Pack Nylon Camera Backpack is on sale for a limited time for $80 with free shipping at Adorama.

On the budget side of camera bags, they have these with free shipping:

+ Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless Camera with Lens, Extra Lens and Smartphone, Slate Blue for $10

+ Manfrotto Amica 20 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless and Compact DSLR Cameras for $10

+ not at Adorama, but the Case Logic TBC-403 medium bag is on sale for under $10 at various retailers (shipping varies depending on situation)

+ at Amazon, the Evecase shoulder holster in blue/black is $16~ after 10% off clip-on coupon (free Prime shipping or with a $25+ order)

AdoramaPIX: 40% off Small Prints, 29% off Sitewide

Good until Sunday night 2/25/18 at 11:59pm pacific, AdoramaPIX has some solid coupons:

+ coupon 40PRNTEM is 40% off Small Prints

+ coupon 29SWEM is 29% off sitewide

+ cannot be combined with other offers
+ free shipping with $49+ orders

FREE to Watch: “How to Launch A Photography Business”

Today’s free-to-watch classes streaming at CreativeLIVE ON-AIR include the Lin and Jirsa (LA wedding photographers) “How to launch a Photography Business”.

On the sales front, they have a 19 classes for $19 each sale includes classes on commercial photography, baby photography (photographing babies, not teaching babies how to become photographers), high volume photography, branding, business, and mo(i)re.

Monoprice Weekend Coupons: 20% off $150+ or $5/$25+

Friday’s sales are lining up. We already had the Dell Refurbished coupons, the DiscountMags offers are not out yet, but the Monoprice website coupons are here, and good until Saturday night fever time (11:59pm pacific time) as follows:

+ 20% off orders of $150 or more with coupon 20GOLD
+ $5 off orders of $25 or more with coupon 5GOLD
+ the $150+/$25+ minimum must needs be reached with coupon-eligible products (you can have other things in the shopping cart but they won’t count towards the minimum purchase amounts for couponing purposes)

Pre-order on Monday: Sony HVL-F60RM Wireless Flash and Battery Pack

A Trade Show Binge trilogy begins [see Trade Show Calendar], first with the WPPI in Vegas, then the Mobile World Congress in beautiful Barcelllllooooona, and finally the good old CP Plus in Tokyo where a new anime movie will premiere, Smartphone Titans eat point and shoot cameras 😉

Which brings us to another new product on the Sony front, available for pre-ordering on Monday February 26 at 11am eastern at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony HVL-F60RM Wireless Radio Flash for $600

+ Sony FA-EB1 External Battery Pack for $250

Dell Refurbished: $475 off $1000+ items, $325 off $700+, Etc

Friday is here and with it another group of Dell Refurbished coupons running until Monday 2/26/17 at 11:59pm central time. Coupons cannot be used on clearance items. Free US shipping. The offers are:

+ $475 off any item priced $1,000 & up with Coupon code: WINTER$475DEAL

+ $325 off any item priced $700 – $999 with coupon Coupon code: WINTER$325DEAL

+ $200 off any item priced $450 – $699 with Coupon code: WINTER$200DEAL

+ $125 off any item priced $300 – $449 with Coupon code: WINTER$125DEAL

+ Dell Refurbished is a specialty Dell website that specializes in re-selling off-lease computers. The promotions only work there, not at any of the other mainstream Dell websites

20% off Groupon Local (custom photo prints offers are there)

The variety of custom photo print offers (photo books, metal prints, canvas prints, wood, photo-gifts, etc) reside under Local Deals at the Groupon website and coupon code SALE20 running until Saturday night gets you 20% off on up to three different local deals. For each deal, you get a discount on one unit purchased, with a maximum discount of $50 per deal. Restrictions and exclusions apply. Voidoids where prohibition is established [sounds like a computer-generated sentence!]

Wingscapes BirdCam Pro Digital Wildlife Camera for $100

The latest B&H Photo Daily Deals are here until Saturday 11:59pm ET with free shipping regardless of price:

+ Moultrie Wingscapes BirdCam Pro Digital Wildlife Camera for $100

+ also JBL Stereo controller and Cinema2GO Travel Smartphone Video Headset for $70 each

+ for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

Mirrorless Cameras Price Charts are now POSTED!

This is by far the largest and more complicated of the Price Charts posts, the mirrorless cameras. There are so many of them the main chart is split in two. A total of four charts are available and the price-checking produced many mirrorless deals posts.

So without any further ado, here it is, the mid-February 2018 Mirrorless Price Chart


+ 35mm Full Frame Price Chart
+ APS-C DSLRs Price Chart
+ Mirrorless Price Chart
+ Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart (coming up)

Olympus E-M10 III Body drops to $584

The Olympus E-M10 III body only came out of the gate for $650 but it has its first serious discount, it is currently going for the rather unusual price of $584 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

Olympus E-M10 II Price Staircase: Body $450, w/14-42 $500, w/14-42 EZ $550

If you prefer to get the Olympus E-M10 II in new condition from authorized dealers instead of wait/hunt for a refurbished deal at the Olympus USA Outlet store, the prices of the three E-M10 II options are a $50 staircase: the body only goes for $450, with the 14-42 for $500, and with the 114-42 EZ for $550 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. You can find the different kits and colors at the root listings of the aforelinked retailers.

Still Good: Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-100 and $100 Gift Certificate and $24 Rewards for $600

I am getting a headache price-checking them alone, I can’t imagine the confusion of someone trying to decide which one of the current Panasonic G-series to get. All those 8s in the model names cause jumbled brain 🙂 One option is to go for the value bundle, and the offer continues since the last time we mentioned it:

The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150 f4-5.6 lenses AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $24~ promotional rewards can be yours for $598 in your choice of silver color scheme or the black color scheme with expedited shipping at Adorama…

Panasonic GH5 Body + RODE VideoMicro w/Rycote + Two 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC + More for $1800

We already mentioned the various freebies the $1800 Panasonic GH5 gets at B&H and Adorama, but there is another option at Focus Camera, for the same price of $1800 with free shipping you get the following freebies:

+ Rode Microphones VideoMicro On-Camera Mic w/ Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
+ two 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC memory cards
+ Wasabi Charger and two batteries
+ Ape Case Envoy messenger

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 for $600; G7 with 14-140 OIS for $900

More Panasonic action, good until Saturday night, a Panasonic initiated instant savings promotion has dropped the price of the G7 with 14-42mm to $600, and the price of the G7 with 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS to $900 at various authorized dealers, some of which are also included FREE accessories.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 for $600
+ Adorama with FREE Corel software, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD, Lowepro 140 bag, 46mm UV filter and more

+ B&H Photo with FREE 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD and Ruggard Hunter 15 camera bag or 4% rewards without the free accessories

+ Amazon itself no freebies but 5% statement credit if you pay with Prime VISA or Store Card

Panasonic G7 with 14-140 for $900
+ similar freebies at Adorama and B&H Photo and similar statement credit thing at Amazon

In-Stock Alert: USED Panasonic G9 body only for $1530

More things surfacing from our Mirrorless Price Checking. The new condition Panasonic G9 body only for $1700 is out of stock at the tracked authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, B&H Photo has it USED, in “Condition 10” for $1530 with free expedited shipping. Used quantities are limited. If/when they run out of used, the used listing on their website will automatically redirect to the new condition.

For the big picture, check the latest iteration of the Stock Status Tracker now with the Pentax K-1 II and Fuji X-H1 added.

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-A5 in Brown and Pink

Another one of the New Cameras of 2018 is in-stock and shipping, in two of the three colors, it’s the Fuji X-A5 with the 15-45mm kit lens at its starting price of $599 with free shipping by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

Fuji X-T20 with 16-50mm and 50-230mm OIS II and Fuji Hand Grip and Various Extras for $1099

Price goofiness with the Fuji X-T20. The body only goes for $900 and that’s also the price for the kit with the 16-50mm lens. But add $200 to that, and you also get the Fuji XC 50-230mm (76-350mm) F4.5-6.7 OIS II Lens (which goes for $400 on its own), along with the Fuji Metal Hand Grip. On top of that, Adorama has additional freebies included as well:

+ Lowepro 140 Format bag
+ 16GB Sandisk Extreme SD
+ 58mm Pro Optic Filter Kit and 58mm MC UV
+ Slinger soft lens case
+ new Corel Software Bundle (four “on topic” titles)
+ various other small accessories

On the other hand, as we just previously mentioned, you can get the X-T1 for $600 or X-T1 Graphite for $650 and their battery grip (actual battery grip, not hand grip) is only $100.

Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver body down to $649, X-T1 Black for $599, Battery Grip $99

If you have a soft spot for the Fuji X-T1 Graphite silver edition, it is now down to $649 with free expedited shipping, in new condition at B&H Photo!

Meanwhile the standard black X-T1 body only is down to $599 with free expedited shipping. And the X-T1 with 18-55 goes for $899. On the same listing, you’ll also find the X-T1 with 35mm for $998.

But that’s not all! The Fuji VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip goes for $99 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo after you “add to cart”. No need for login song and dance, you just have to press the add-to-cart little thing.

This is a classic case of the trade-offs between getting the “latest generation” model versus the “previous generation”. But in this case, for the price of an X-T2, you can get two X-T1 Graphite body onlies AND two battery grips 🙂

Fuji X-T2 Body Only for $1499 w/free S&H

The Fuji X-T2 body only currently goes for $1600 at B&H, Adorama and such, but as of the time of writing, you can get it for $1500 with free shipping by BuyDIG directly or by Beach thru Amazon. $1500 was its price in the November 2017 Price Charts.

Speaking of Fuji, a number of Fuji X-cameras, including the brand new X-H1 pre-orders get a FREE Domke-Fuji F803 camera bag.

Leica TL (Anodized) for $1349 with free S&H

Price-checking for the upcoming Mirrorless Price Chart is underway and we have a …Leica discount! The Leica TL in the anodized silver color scheme is currently offered for $1349 with free shipping by Focus Camera through Amazon. This ships directly from Focus Camera and it is not Prime eligible. On the same listing, “Camera West” has it for $1395 plus $6.49 shipping. Discount is a relative term for Leica cameras though, this went for $1200 in the November 2017 Mirrorless Price Charts, but currently goes for $1490 at B&H and close to $1700 at Adorama.

Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet (Medium) + 12 Month Adobe Photography Plan Creative Cloud for $300

It’s bundle up time at B&H Photo! You can get the Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet (Medium) bundled with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (12 Month Subscription, Download), all together for $300 with free expedited shipping. On the same listing you will find the Large version of the Wacom with the same 12-month freebie for $500 which is not on sale.

FREE (iOS app): Enlight by Lightricks Ltd

Free at the moment is the Enlight app on iTunes by “Lightricks Ltd”. It won a 2017 Apple Design award, calling it the “Best all in one editor”. It is a 105~ MB download. It requires iOS 10 or later.

PS: you can also use the Windows iTunes version to claim it for future use (if you don’t currently have a compatible iOS device with you).

72 Hour NewEgg Sale includes imported Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD (EF) for $280

If you are a fan of The Way of the Egg, NewEGG has launched another 72 hour sale. As usual, some of the offers may require a promo code (it will tell you on the page), and most of the time you’ll have to give them an email address in order to use the promo code. Which is kinda goofy since you need an email address to create an account and buy things, but what do I know? 🙂

They feature the usual assortment of computer accessories, hardware, software and so forth AND one lens, the new condition imported grey-market Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD in the Canon EF option for $280 with free shipping, sold by RedTag Camera through NewEgg (ships directly from RedTag Camera). This particular sale ends on Saturday night. Of interest especially if you have NewEgg promotional gift cards waiting to get spent (they only last one year from the time they are issued; not to be confused with regular gift cards which don’t expire).

In new condition at authorized Shiguma dealers, this lens goes for $369, eg Adorama with free lens-y accessories.

No Pre-Orders Yet: new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Sony E Full Frame)

Perhaps as a sign of the times, along with the new 70-210mm f4 Di VC, Tamron has announced the development of a new temptation for mirrorless! It is the brand new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for the 35mm full frame Sony E system. The lens is not available for pre-ordering yet (it doesn’t have a price attached to it) but B&H Photo has created a product page for it with the information revealed so far by Tamron.

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order new Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD [C/N]

F4 constant aperture zooms are often trade-offs many photographers are willing to make over f2.8 constant aperture zooms. And Tamron is back with a new one, the Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD is available in the Canon and Nikon systems with a starting price of $800, available for pre-ordering as such at B&H Photo and Adorama

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order new Rokinon SP 50mm f1.2 for $999 (EF only)

Rokinon strikes again with a manual prime lens under their “SP” tag, it is the SP 50mm f1.2 lens available only in the Canon EF with a starting price of $999 and available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo

This should not be confused with the non-SP existing Rokinon 50mm f1.2 mirrorless system lens which is available in M43, Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Sony E starting at $380. Mayhaps it went on sale to celebrate the arrival of the SP? 🙂

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

(ENDED) Friday Gold Box: NIX, YI 4K+ Action Cam with RAW, Etc

These expired but for more Gold Box posts here, follow the Yellow Brick Road of Gold-Box tagged posts

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(ENDED) YI 4K+/60fps Action Camera with Waterproof Case for $255

These daily deals expired…

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KEH coupon: 10% off select Canon and Nikon items [UPDATED]

It’s coupon time again at KEH Camera with a 4-Day Coupon Promotion running until Sunday 2/25/18 at 11:59pm eastern. The offer is this: use coupon code HOTNC02A to get 10% off select Canon and Nikon camera gear shown at the aforelinked page. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what’s eligible.

UPDATE: the offer is now LIVE! Sixteen cameras and lenses are eligible for this 10% off coupon as follows:

+ Canon 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II
+ Canon 6D
+ Canon 7D II, 70D, 60D
+ Nikon D810, D800E, D800
+ Nikon D700, D610
+ Nikon D7100, D5300, D300S
+ Nikon 14-24/2.8 ED IF AF-S
+ Nikon 24-70/2.8 ED IF AF-S
+ see them all at 4-Day Coupon Promotion
+ use coupon code HOTNC02A

In other KEH Camera coupon action

+ ends February 28: free roll of film with $49+ film camera purchase

+ ends March 6: Get 5% Bonus if you Sell Your Own Gear to KEH IF they are in their “Most Wanted List” (almost 400 options)

Pentax K-1 II added to the Stock Status Tracker

Today is the most productive day of 2018 so far blog-wise it seems. I just added the brand new Pentax K-1 II full frame DSLR to the Stock Status Tracker. And since our pre-order post, we have another development, now B&H Photo too is offering a free Pentax D-BG6 battery grip with pre-orders.

I also did some remodeling in the sidebars and menus of both this blog and the Main blog, mainly to add the new Cameras and Lenses of 2018 tracking page, along with the brand new (in progress) Price Charts series.

Canon PIXMA MG2522 All-in-One Inkjet Printer for $20

I mangled up the link of this yesterday, so I am reposting it for people who may have thought it had already expired. The offer is still good as of the time of writing…

It’s the softer side of Walmart! The new condition Canon PIXMA MG2522 All-in-One Inkjet Printer is on sale for $20 in the white color scheme. Limit up to ten printers per customer at the sale price. Free 2-day shipping with orders of $35+ or free store pickup where available/possible. Walmart no longer has a Prime-like service, so everyone gets free 2-day shipping with $35+ orders of eligible items (not everything). This printer is eligible if it is part of a $35+ order (eg two printers). No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout.

New Price Charts post: the APS-C DSLRs!

We continue our mid-February Price Charts series with the publication of the APS-C DSLRs Price Chart. This one did not trigger as many deal posts as did the Full Frame burst mode of posts the previous two days.

If everything goes according to plan, we’ll continue posting one of these per day, in the order they are mentioned below:


+ 35mm Full Frame Price Chart
+ APS-C DSLRs Price Chart
+ Mirrorless Price Chart (coming up)
+ Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart (coming up)

Pre-order new Pentax K1 II 35mm full frame DSLR for $2000 [with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip!!!]

If you wish of a 35mm full frame Pentax DSLR but don’t want to pay $2000, the chances of discounts in the next few weeks increased as Pentax has revealed their second generation K1 II! This means that eventually the first generation K1 will do the discounting song and dance.

The new K1 II flagship is available as body only for $2000 and with HD Pentax-D FA L 28-105mm F3.5/5.6 ED for $2400! Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ K1 II Body with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ K1 II with 28-105mm with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ UPDATE: now B&H too offers a free battery grip with pre-order

Finally after almost two months, the DSLRs have “scored a goal”, the K1 II is the first DSLR announced in 2018, and the first 35mm full frame camera of 2018.

Pentax K70 with 18-55 and Extras for $647

While the Pentax K70 body only remains at $600 [versus our November 2017 snapshot], the official K70 with 18-55 “take pictures with” has dropped $50, currently going for $647 with free shipping at Adorama (with free Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB SD, etc) and B&H Photo (no freebies).

Pentax K-3 II Body with Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for $829

The Pentax K3 II APS-C DSLR is still alive and kicking. It currently goes for $830 in new condition as the body only. For the same price, Adorama is offering it with a FREE Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip. The free battery grip is included by Adorama automatically while this promotion is running. You see it mentioned on the product page. With free expedited shipping.

If you have B&H gift cards or promotional rewards, they are close, they are offering the K3 II + Battery Grip combo for $836.50 with free expedited shipping.

Pentax KP with 50mm f1.8 DA for $947

Yesterday we completed the 35mm Full Frame Price Charts write-up. Now the process has began for the APS-C DSLRs version with the price-checking round!

The Pentax KP is down $100 since the November 2017 APS-C price charts and it is getting a handful of free accessories for its new $900 price at Adorama.

But if you don’t want/need the extra accessories or want a “take pictures with” kit, then $947 will get you the black Pentax KP with 50mm f1.8 DA with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The lens goes for $110+ on its own, so you are essentially getting it for half price.

The silver KP is not eligible for this promotion, but you can purchase it together with four different Pentax lenses for a combined purchase discount. You can see them all at the main Pentax KP listing at B&H Photo.

Panasonic GH5S Body with Useful Freebies for $2500 [two options of bundles]

The Panasonic GH5S body only is steadily in-stock for $2500, so, as expected, the free accessories cycle is in progress. We now have a solid bundle of free accessories for the same price of $2500 offered by Focus Camera thru Amazon (ships from Focus but with Prime-like speed upgrade for Prime members) and by Focus Camera directly. The freebies are:

+ Monoprice Weatherproof Hard Case with Customizable Foam
+ Wasabi Dual Charger with Two Batteries
+ 64GB Sony SDXC UHS-II U3

Then there is another option, this one offered by Beach Camera thru Amazon (ships from Beach but with Prime-like speed upgrade for Prime members) and by BuyDIG directly. The freebies are:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Vanguard Aluminum Travel Tripod w/ TBH-50 Ball Head
+ Extra Charger with Two Batteries
+ Traderwind bag

YMMV 6% to 8% eBay Bucks ($25+ minimum purchase)

UPDATE: some people are seeing 8% and 10% instead of 6% to 8%. Check your own eBay account to see which one you may have been offered…

Now coming out via email and eBay messages, is a new eBay Bucks promotion, running until 2/23/18 at 3am eastern. You must manually activate it before you earn the bonus which is 6% eBay Bucks on the website or 8% if you buy using the official eBay apps. There is a $25+ minimum purchase amount required for this iteration. I do not know if every eBay Bucks member gets these offers or the eBay computers do their “targeting thing” (eg nudge people who haven’t shopped in a while to shop, and so forth), thus the YMMV in the post title.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Category posts here…

FREE to Watch Today (World Premieres): Launch Photography Business, Adobe XD, Sony a7r III, Etc

There’s at least three potentially interest streaming free-to-watch online classes at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule, with two world premieres even:

+ NOW: How to launch a Photography Business (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ NOW: Foundations of Adobe XD (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ NOW: Animal Photography
+ NOW: Sony a7r III Fast Start Class with John Greengo

Coming up in the next few days
+ FEB-24: Photographing pets in the studio (herding cats tutorial?)
+ FEB-26: Alternative Processing in Photography
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the On-AIR Schedule

Imported Nikon D850 w/1-YR Seller Warranty drops to $3200

I just updated the new line-up of the Stock Status Tracker (with the Fuji X-H1 added, the X100F and GH5 removed) and we have a greed price war on the imported Nikon D850 body only front. “Deals All Year” went greedy and skyrocketed their prices from $3240 to $3800, but they just got undercut by another imported, 6ave on eBay is offering the new condition imported grey market with a 1-year seller (not Nikon USA) warranty for $3200 with free shipping, with a maximum of three per customer. The new condition price at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $3300.

PS: if you need a full frame Nikon DSLR now, want the D850 but the waiting is driving you mad, there are some good deals on other refurbished Nikon DSLRs that can keep you going until/unless the D850 becomes available. You won’t lose as much money selling/trading a refurbished DSLR (or you can keep it as a backup).