12oz Mango Spot Stainless Steel Lens Coffee Mug (Leica 180 f3.4 Homage) for $12

If you like lens-shaped coffee mugs, and like the Leica-style lenses, but don’t want to pay top bucks for the Leica-branded ones, the Mango Spot brand is offering the 12oz Stainless Steel Lens Coffee Mug, an homage to the Leica 180 f3.4 lens, for $12 by a 3rd-party seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members.

CreativeLIVE: up to 40% off Photography Fundamentals classes

CreativeLIVE is having a new limited time sale, up to 40% off b>! View select Photography Fundamentals classes. No coupon is needed, the sale is factored in on their website while the promotion is running.

OR if you prefer free classes, check the latest ON-AIR SCHEDULE. You can watch any class for free when it is recorded LIVE on their website. After it is recorded, you have to pay to watch it. The upcoming schedule includes classes from Lisa Jacobs, Joel Comm, along with camera guide type of classes (Fuji X-T2, Canon 5D IV, Nikon D750 and D5600, Olympus E-M1 II, Sony a6500, etc).

Note also that PHOTOSHOP WEEK is currently underway. Check the schedule above for classes. It’s the first “On Air” box at the top left corner of the page!

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-T2 Body for $1600

This was a very productive update of the Stock Status Tracker as it produced a handful of In-Stock Alerts, including the new condition Fuji X-T2 body only going for $1600 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer. A 3rd-party seller (Wolfe’s) has it in-stock as well among those in the detailed listings.

Or if you are a fan of used, the X-T2 with 18-55 is currently available used for $1662. Keep in mind, used quantities are even more limited than new condition when it comes to “hard to find” camera gear.

In-Stock Now: Fuji GFX-50S for $6500 at multiple places

The floodgates have finally opened for the Fuji GFX-50S, it is now in-stock at multiple dealers for its starting price of $6500 including Amazon itself and various 3rd-party sellers over there, along with B&H Photo and Adorama. When you expand the yellow “Special Offers” section at Adorama, they have a variety of combined purchase discounts if you buy the camera with various lens adapters and accessories.

For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.

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.

B&N online coupon: 10% off $35+ or 15% off $60+

If you are looking to buy photography or camera books (or any other printed/physical books), especially ones that have the same prices everywhere or rarely go on sale, the Barnes & Noble website has a new coupon, coupon MOREISMORE gets you 10% off orders of $35+ or 15%5 off orders of $60+. Free shipping with $25+ orders, if you spend enough to use the coupon, you’ll get free shipping.

The coupon expires Wednesday night (5/17/17).

Don’t forget to check their Clearance Section for potential bargains.

They have over 660 books under the Photography Clearance section. This is not just books about photography (eg how-tos and learnings) but also books of photography (eg nature, travel, Nat Geo, etc).

Lexar Professional Workflow readers for $20 to $30

A handful of Lexar card readers are on sale again as follows:

+ Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 SD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader (model LRWSR2TBNA) for $20
+ reads only SD/SDHC/SDXC cards ~ it’s buried in the name

+ Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 CompactFlash USB 3.0 Reader (model LRWCFR1TBNA) for $20

+ Lexar Professional Workflow CR1 CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader (model LRWCR1TBNA) for $30

+ Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (model LRW400CRBNA) for $20
+ this is not a “Workflow” series product

Speaking of Lexar, they have sales on Detachable Kickstand Flash Drives (three options) and Jumpdrive P20 flash drives (two options).

These are not lightning deals. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order (although sometimes it shows minimum $25, so it may still be in flux, I’m not sure).