Archives for November 8, 2017

Refurbished Sigma 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM for $339 (Sony A)

We have a series of refurbished Sigma lenses offered at Adorama. We start with the refurbished 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM AF for the Sony Alpha DSLR system going for $339 with free shipping and warranty. As the OS hints at, this is an optically stabilized lens.

Refurbished Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG APO for $2280 (Sony A)

From a $100 prime we go to a $2280, the manufacturer refurbished Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Lens in the Sony Alpha DSLR mount is offered at this price with free shipping and warranty at Adorama.

In new condition, this lens goes for $3400 in the mounts it is currently offered on.

Refurbished Sigma 50mm f2.8 DG Macro for $105 (Sony A)

The Sony Alpha DSLR version of the Sigma 50mm f2.8 EX DG Macro lens is currently available in refurbished condition at Adorama for $105 with free shipping and a warranty.

Refurbished Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG OS (Pentax) for $189

One of the few optically stabilized Sigma lenses for the Pentax K system is the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG OS, and this lens is offered manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day warranty for $189 with free shipping at Adorama.

You are paying a premium for the OS (optical stabilization). If you don’t want/need OS, the new condition non-OS 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro goes for $169 with $7~ promotional rewards at Adorama.

(ENDED) Used Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 for $400 + S&H

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Leica TL Mirrorless iLC Body for $1199 (black) OR $1295 (silver)

Leica has not been shy about launching different cameras and systems and partnering with various companies, including their smartphone romance with Huawei. Their first generation mirrorless camera, the TL APS-C body only is currently on sale for a limited time at B&H Photo! The black TL body only goes for $1199 with free expedited shipping and you also get 2% promotional rewards ($24~ to spend in the future at B&H).

The silver TL body only is also on sale, going for $1295 with free expedited shipping. No promotional rewards for this one.

Their second generation model, the TL2 body only is going for $1950, and the white color scheme is in-stock for this price at Adorama and by various at Amazon.

PS: Leicas are still included in the Price Charts. I only removed them from the 35mm Full Frame chart because they skew the charts and break the flow and make it too long to manage (nine 35mm FF models, $4K to $8K).

Used Fuji X-T10 body for $369

Price-checking has began again as I’m working on the Mirrorless segment of the Price Charts series.

Fuji has many X-cameras now. If your research and price points are pointing towards a used Fuji X-T10, there are a lot of options under $400 at the moment for the body only. Adorama and Green Mountain Camera are fighting for the $369 price point at Amazon Warehouse Deals in “Used – Like New” condition.

Meanwhile KEH Camera, which offers a 180-day warranty [factor that into the price since warranties cost money to offer] offers it for $379 plus shipping in “Used EX+” (Excellent Plus) condition. Or for $20 more for an “LN-” condition (LN = Like New).

Used prices of the X-T20 are almost twice as much at the moment.

Adorama’s Apple 2-Day Sale with iMac Retina 5K, MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, iPad PROs

Adorama has launched a limited time Apple 2-Day Sales Event featuring a trio of iMacs (Retina 5K), a trio of Apple MacBookPROs with Touch Bar, a quartet of iPad PROs (two of each screen size), along with the Apple Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Apple TV 4K 🙂 A total of fourteen products are participating in this limited time sale!

PS: with Thanksgiving / Black Friday happening early this year [the second earliest calendar wise], things are happening faster than I can breathe. Already a bunch of Black Friday ads dropped today which I will digest as well. If only I was IBM’s Watson and I could spawn 1,000 background threads to do everything at once 🙂

Pre-order new Panasonic 128GB SDZA Professional SDXC card for … [OMG!]

Panasonic is getting serious about the professional memory card game too. Announced together with their new Panasonic G9 photographic flagship is a “professionally priced” SDXC memory card too. The new Panasonic RP-SDZA128AK, part of their SDZA series, is a 128GB UHS II SDXC, V90 90MB/sec., 280MB/Sec. Read, 250 MB/Sec. Write, Class 3 (U3) & Class 10 memory card with a pre-order price of $500.

Pre-orders of this are accepted at Amazon by Amazon itself (February 2018 release estimate) and at B&H Photo whose release estimate is mid-November 2017 (may be a typo, I don’t know?).

Pre-order new Panasonic 200mm f2.8 OIS lens [m43]

Telebrights are coming to Micro Four Thirds Landia! Coming along with the G9 flagship camera is a brand new bright telephoto prime, the new H-ES200 lens. Or as most people like to call it, a Panasonic 200mm f2.8 OIS with an includes 1.4X teleconverter (DMW-TC14) for the pre-order price of $3000.

Pre-orders for this lovely are accepted at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

If the included 1.4X teleconverter is not enough, Panasonic will also be releasing at about the same time the brand new Panasonic LUMIX 2.0X Teleconverter Lens, Black (DMW-TC20) for this lens, available for pre-ordering for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page.

Pre-order new Panasonic G9 camera with Dual IS, 80mp high-res mode for $1700

Patience is a virtue for this new camera as the estimates point to mid January to mid February 2018. It is the brand new Panasonic G9 non-video flagship, with a dual IS system [about time this became popular], dual SD slots, and an “80 megapixel high-res mode” among other things. The pre-order price is $1700 with pre-orders accepted by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

It will be added to the Stock Status Tracker as we get closer to release date (it’s 2-3 months away).

Also coming along for the ride is the Panasonic DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip available for pre-ordering for $350 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The timing of this camera is perfect because our Mirrorless segment of the Camera Price Charts is coming out tomorrow, so it will be included 🙂

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page. This furthers the Mirrorless cameras lead over DSLRs to 12-8. It is not unreasonable to assume that DSLRs probably don’t have a chance to catch up to them in 2017 but you never know, we’ve had November and December surprised in previous years after all!

Does this sound like a dream M43rds camera or hype? Details at 11!

Now Posted: the November 2017 APS-C DSLR Price Charts

We have completed Episode II of the 2017 Camera Price Charts series with the APS-C DSLRs! Two down, and two to go. The plan is to have one per day, so Mirrorless should be out on Thursday and Fixed Lens Cameras on Friday.


+ 35mm Full Frame Cameras
+ Mirrorless Cameras (COMING UP)
+ Fixed Lens Cameras (COMING UP)

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Extras for $998

A loaded entry-point bundle in the Sony E-system, the Sony a6300 camera with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses and some free accessories is currently going for $998 with free shipping at a couple of authorized Sony dealers as follows:

At Adorama you get the Corel software bundle (five titles), a Lowepro Format 140 shoulder bag, a 16GB SD card, a memory card wallet, a cleaning kit, a Tiffen 40.5mm UV filter and a Pro-Optic 49mm UV filter (two lenses are included in the bundle, so that’s why you get two different filters). You also earn $40~ in promotional rewards to be spent in future Adorama purchases.

Optionally, when you expand the yellow “Special Offers” section, there is an option to add to this bundle the 1-year Adobe Photographer Creative Cloud subscription for $100 instead of its regular price of $120.

At B&H Photo this offer has a 11/11/17 at 11:59pm ET expiration date. The freebies included are a 64GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDXC memory card and an extra 3rd-party (Pawa) battery and a Ruggard Onyx 25 shoulder bag.

Wednesday 12pm ET FREE to Watch: “Authentic Children Portraits” (World Premiere) and “Adobe Photoshop 101” online classes

Wednesday is here and according to the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule, today we have the world premiere (recording LIVE today) of another brand new photography class by Tamara Lackey, Capturing Authentic Children Portraits. This records in front of a live studio audience in Seattle.

As usual, the class starts at 12pm ET today (Wednesday 11/8/17) and it is free to watch during this promotional FREE-to-Watch window. If you like it well enough to want to watch again, they have a pre-order sale for $55.

Also starting at 12pm ET today, it is a FREE to watch rerun of Ben Willmore’s Adobe Photoshop 101. This consists of 48 lessons. If you can’t wait for the free-to-watch stream to begin, locate the “Class Materials” sub-tab, and page down. Lesson #6 (Contrast and Color) is FREE to download in SD or HD (no login or sign-up needed to download it).

And if you are on the Nikon D850 Hype Train, SAVE THE DATE! December 6 is when CreativeLIVE will have the live recording (world premiere) of their Nikon D850 Fast Start class with John Greego. Fear not, I will post more reminders as we get close to that. The pre-order price for the class is $39.

Case Logic Reflexion Removable Pod Shoulder Bag for $20 w/free S&H

Purple doorbuster time! The new condition Case Logic Reflexion Removable Pod with Adjustable Storage Panel Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera, 2x Additional Lenses and Flash, Indigo is a doorbuster limited time sale for $20 with free shipping at Adorama.

For all the other camera bag offers in progress, check the Camera Bag archives.

Epson Expression Photo XP-960 Wireless Color Photo Printer for $150

The new condition Epson Expression Photo XP-960 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier is currently on sale for $150 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. It averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 170+ customer reviews, and it has 100+ answered questions over there.

(ENDED) 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 card for $5 w/free S&H [limit 5]

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(ENDED) Thursday: Luxli On-Camera Light $180, iKan EC1 $479, 24″ NEC $85

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(ENDED) Thursday: 15% off Used Film Cameras (440+ options)

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