Some good news on the Fuji X-T2 front. The body only is available in “USED – Like New” condition for $1479 by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. It is also in-stock in new condition at its starting price of $1600 by OneCall directly and by OneCall on eBay and by OneCall via Amazon.
In other Stock Status Tracker updates:
+ the Nikon D7500 moved to the bottom of the table since it’s still a few weeks away
+ I removed the Olympus E-M1 II since it has been steadily in-stock at normal prices. However, I am saving the entries, so if it runs out in the future, I can easily add it back to the table 🙂
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More things uncovered while updating the Stock Status Tracker, the Canon 77D body only has now dropped from $900 to $850, AND it is getting its first bundle of FREE accessories at Adorama: Corel software bundle, 16GB SD card, 24×7 Traffic Collection camera bag, Bower 20 memory card wallet, and the obligatory trinkets, card reader and cleaning kit.
The other two kits have also dropped in price, the w/18-55 is $1000 with free accessories (you are paying +$150 for the 18-55 lens) while the with 18-135mm kit dropped to $1250 but no free accessories (you are paying $400 more to get the 18-135 lens).
Needless to say, there are plenty of Canon APS-C options out there, especially if you factor in the refurbished ones as well, so there are plenty of choices and choice-headaches 🙂
May the Panasonic Fourth be with you! The GH5 body only in-stock estimate is currently May 4th (2017) for its starting price of $2000 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This too restricted to Prime members.
Meanwhile Ritz Camera on eBay has it in-stock for $2100 but they include a boatload of free extra accessories: 3rd-party charger, 3rd-party battery, 64GB Transcend SDXC, Polaroid 72″ monopod, Ritz branded camera bag, and the obligatory trinkets: card reader, cleaning kit and memory card wallet.
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
If you had been looking for the black Fuji X100F, rejoice! It is currently in-stock for its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself. At the moment this is restricted to Prime members only.
Meanwhile, if you are a more adventurous shopper and love eBay auctions, an individual eBay seller started an auction on the silver Fuji X100F starting at $900. The auction ends on Monday at 12:08pm eastern time.
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
There is a modest sale on the Sony Professional xQD memory card G series (the ones that say up to 440 Read and up to 400 Write on the card face), the 128GB goes for $147, the 64GB goes for $95, and the 32GB goes for $59 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal.
Two-lens bundles in a manufacturer box are the Loot Crate equivalent of photography. Okay, not quite that, but Canon’s new 2-lens bundle of the Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM AND the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM is now on sale for $849 with free shipping at Adorama. On their own, the two lenses go for $750 and $330 respectively, making it a value play if you need/want both lenses, or don’t mind gifting/selling/trading the one you don’t want.
The action continues at Adorama where the Vanguard VEO CM-264 4 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod is on sale for $80 with free shipping for a limited time.
Speaking of Adorama, good until 5/5/17, they are offering the Apple MacBook Pro 15″ with TouchBar (model MLW72LL/A; i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 2880 x 1800, AMD Radeon Pro 450 GPU, Late 2016) for $2099 with free shipping.
If any of our readers reside in the actual Manchester-by-the-Sea city (around 5K residents there), Amazon will be sending you a gift box at your addresses with a 1-Year PRIME membership, along with three bags of popcorn. The press release has a picture of the box. Both will be as gift cards, no popcorn in the box, you have to order it separately. This is to celebrate awards won by the movie “Manchester by the Sea” which will begin streaming for FREE for Prime members on May 5.
PS: Trigger Warning: Casey Affleck is
trying to act acting in the movie. You have been warned 🙂
The LensShifter (Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera Lens) currently has a 20% off clip-on coupon at Amazon.com, dropping the price from $25 to $20. The coupon is easy to use, you simply press the green Clip button and the coupon is automatically applied. You don’t have to type anything. The discount will be reflected in the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. Here’s a screenshot if you are not familiar with Amazon’s coupons:
This is available in Blue or Red. With the coupon, the individual colors are cheaper than the 2-pack which goes for $45 and it is not coupon-eligible. These average 4.6 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews. The maker is “Engineerable”, which also makes a Focus Shifter but there’s no coupon on that one.
If you need single-use AAA batteries, good until 4:15pm ET today, you can get a 96pk EverBrite AAA batteries for $13.60 as a lightning deal. This was not included in last night’s Lightning Deals schedule [lots of Neewer lightning/studio offers today] as it was either a last minute addition or it was not in the categories I check every night (I can’t check all categories, there’s a LOT of them).
Speaking of batteries, the previously mentioned 100pk AC Delco single-use AA is going for $12.12 or slightly less if you do “Subscribe and Save”. The AC Delco is Prime-only and limit one per customer. Meanwhile the AmazonBasics 100pk sale ended, they jumped to $24 as of this recheck.
One more instant savings burst, Nikon has another round of DSLR instant savings, with a total of 26 options available (various kits and bundles), nicely organized by B&H Photo. This includes the D750, D500, and D810 in a variety of bundles and kits.
A new round of Sony instant savings is also up and running, again nicely organized at B&H Photo. A total of 34 camera kits (not 34 individual cameras, but 34 individual kits, eg different colors and different lens combinations) are participating, along with 16 E-System lenses featuring a mix of primes and zooms with prices ranging from $198 (50mm f1.8 FE) to $1398 (70-400 f4G OSS, 50/1.4 ZA FE T* Zeiss)
In addition to the previously mentioned Panasonic M43rds cameras, a total of 27 Panasonic M43rds are participating in the latest Panasonica instant savings. You can find all the participating lenses nicely organized by B&H Photo. It includes a mix of primes and zooms, with prices starting at $148 (25mm f1.7) and climbing to $1798 (100-400 f4-6.3 Power OIS).
The instant savings party at B&H Photo continues, this time with Panasonic cameras. A total of seven options are available, including the GX8 body with the FREE 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens for $1000, the GX85 with 12-32 and FREE 45-150 for $700, the GX85 body with the 45-150 for $600, the GH4 with a 2TB hard drive for $1000, and the 35-100 f4-5.6 MEGA OIS lens for $250. Many of these also get 4% promotional rewards, and they are eligible for the 3-year warranty via mail-in rebate.
NOTE: the free lenses in the GX8 and GX85 bundles are included by B&H Photo automatically during this promotion. Once the promotion is over, you will no longer see the free lens mentioned there. Screenshot of what to expect if you are not familiar with the B&H website follows before:
This Pelican cannot fly but it can make sure your camera gear does not fly 🙂 The Pelican 1510SC Studio Case with Divider Set, Lid Organizer, TSA Lock, Desiccant Gel (a B&H bundle) is on sale for $239 with free expedited shipping for a limited time only.
PS: a new keyboard has been installed, the possibility of typos and errors and HTML snafus is elevated in the short term until the human-machine “burn in” takes place 🙂