Archives for February 22, 2018

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

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(ENDED) Wingscapes BirdCam Pro Digital Wildlife Camera for $100

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

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

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(ENDED) AdoramaPIX: 40% off Small Prints, 29% off Sitewide

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

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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!]