Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless for $5995

Work has began to start another “Price Charts” series. As I am assembling the lists and price-checking cameras, a number of deal posts will be generated. This is the first one. The Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera goes for $7450 at Adorama and by various at Amazon, but as of the time of writing, it appears to be on sale for $5995 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

PS: you can check the previous editions of the “Price Charts” at the Price Charts Archives. I will post separate alerts when the new July 2017 editions are out. I typically try to do one per day, and start and finish them within the same week, since manufacturer-initiated prices usually change on Sundays.

Did you know? Leica has Three Official Lens-Shaped Coffee Mugs for $30 to $35

Did you know that Leica has officially licensed lens-shaped coffee mugs, sold under their brand? They have multiple models even!

The iconic Noctilux-M 50 goes for $35 with free shipping at Amazon (Prime eligible; price is exactly $35, so non-Prime members get free shipping too) along with B&H Photo and Adorama.

Meanwhile, the Summarit-S70 homage lens-shaped coffee mug also goes for $35 with free shipping by Ace Photo thru Amazon (NOT Prime eligible; ships directly from “Ace Photo”). Adorama has the same price and it is in-stock but charges shipping. B&H Photo has free shipping but it’s a “Special Order” (ships 7-14 business days).

We are not done yet, there is also the iconic Leica RED dot coffee mug which goes for $30 with free shipping at B&H Photo but it’s a “Special Order” (ships 7-14 business days). Meanwhile Adorama has it in-stock but charges shipping ($5+ based on zipcode/etc). Adorama also offers it thru Amazon but the S&H fee is fixed at $9~, so you are better off buying directly from Adorama unless your lowest S&H fee is over $8.85.

Now that you’ve spent all your coffee money on the Leica coffee mugs, how about a deal on coffee to make up for it? 🙂 Amazon itself is offering 12-ounce Caribou Coffee Costa Rica (Bag, Light Roast, Ground) for $3.44 with a limit of four 12oz bags per customer at this price. This is an ADD-ON item, so you need a $25+ order to buy it.

UPDATE: there’s also this Melitta Cone Filter Coffeemaker 10 Cup going for $4.99 (limit 4 per customer). Also an ADD-On item. It includes a 10-cup glass carafe and a plastic coffee cone (takes #6 filters; filters not included but 100pk brown for $2 at Trader Joe). No AC power, this is pour-over and modular. Even if you don’t drink coffee, you can use this in “hipster coffee” stock photos 😉

Huawei Mate 9 with dual Leica Cameras for $593 (US warranty; No Contract)

For Leica fans, the Huawei Mate 9 Android flagship smartphone is currently on sale, in new condition, with USA warranty, unlocked, without contract or installment plan or any other preconditions, for $593 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per color per customer. Check bands and specs to make sure it works with your carrier(s) of choice.

UPDATE: speaking of flagship smartphones, the + Lenovo-Motorola Moto Z Unlocked goes for $450 (no contract; limit 2) by Amazon itself.

In-Stock Now: Leica TL Mirrorless camera

The new Leica TL APS-C mirrorless cameras is now in-stock in all three color schemes for $1695 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Buy Leica M Camera (three options) TOGETHER with Leica M Lens (16 options), GET a $2000 OFF combined purchase discount

Make sure your wallet is in …range because Adorama has unleashed a new Leica M System Promotion. The offer is a $2000 combined purchase discount if you buy a camera and lens (from a choice of eligible products) TOGETHER in the same shopping cart. The options are:

+ PICK ONE: three camera options: M Typ 240 OR M-P Typ 240 OR M Monochrom Typ 246
+ PICK ONE: sixteen lens options
+ you can see eligible cameras and lenses at the promotional page


  1. add one of the cameras from the promotional page to your shopping cart
  2. do not Proceed to Checkout yet!
  3. look below the camera in your cart. You will see sixteen lens choices, each one having a $2000 combined purchase discount – see annotated screenshot
  4. press the blue “Add to Cart” on your chosen lens
  5. only one lens can be purchased with the combined discount
  6. press the green “Proceed to Checkout”
  7. then proceed as usual

shopping cart showing choices of lenses for Leica M combined purchase promotion

Pre-order new Leica M10 for $6595

Leica is back with a new digital rangefinder, the new M10 with a 24mp 35mmFF sensor, Maestro II engine and a $6595 starting price is available for pre-order in the usual two color schemes as follows:

+ Black: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Silver/Chrome: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ a boatload of accessories including $545 EVF, hand-grips, half-protectors, thumb supports, batteries, correction lenses, straps, etc

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, now a total of four interchangeable lens digital cameras!

In-Stock now: Huawei Mate 9 with Leica Cameras for $600 (no contract; unlocked)

If you are a fan of Leica mobile cameras/lenses and are looking for an unlocked no-contract with USA-warranty Android flagship-level smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9 with dual Leica Cameras is now in-stock and ready to ship for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself. With Google betraying the Nexus line-up with an iPhone-wannabe Pixel-Schmixel (#BitterNexusFans), it opens the door for Nexus fans to explore other unlocked options from the many other Android manufacturers that even have microSD cards 🙂

(ENDED) eBay Auction: Used LEICA D-LUX TYPE 109 ($600 now, ends Sun PM)

This auction ended on Christmas Day for $700 with 10 bids placed…

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Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R (m43) for $90

The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R is currently on sale for $90 with free shipping by Cardinal Photo thru Amazon (ships directly from Cardinal Photo in PA)… Alternately you get it for $99with free shipping and $5~ in promotional rewards at Adorama and $4~ in promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Leica T Mirrorless Body for $1095

We haven’t mentioned the Leica T Mirrorless camera in a while, but while price-checking for the new Price Charts series, I noticed that the price of the Leica T Mirrorless body only is $1095 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is an APS-C non-rangefinder mirrorless system Leica introduced earlier on. It uses its own T-mount lenses, but of course can use the classic Leica M-mount lenses via adapters.

Pre-order Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera for $299

Leica has joined the Instant Film Bandwagon/craze of the 21st century with a brand new camera, available in three cameras, it is the Sofort Instant Film Camera available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping at Adorama.

In-stock now: Leica SF 64 Flash for $850

Leica time, the Leica SF 64 Flash is now in-stock and ready to ship for $850 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a Leica TTL flash.

Coupon for up to 30% OFF on Leica-branded Gifts (not Cameras/Lenses)

On the camera brand loyalty gifts front (shirts, coffee mugs, notebooks, keychains), coupon code LEICAGEAR gets you up to 30% off on select Leica-branded gifts at Adorama. A total of 20 items are participating.

Pre-order new Panasonic 12mm f1.4 (m43) for $1300

New lens time for the Micro Four Thirds world, the Panasonic Leica 12mm f1.4 prime is available for pre-order for $1300 at Adorama… This too has been added to the list of New Gear of 2016.

Pre-order new Leica M-D (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder

The new Leica M-D (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder, with its defining feature being the lack of a rear LCD, is now available for pre-order for $6000 at B&H Photo. No chimping with this one 🙂

PS: this too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Leica Instant Savings end 5/10/16

The 12% off Leica Instant Savings (exchange rate promotion) for a number of M-system and other Leica products is expiring on May 10 in 2016 unless renewed/extended. You can find eligible products at B&H Photo. Eligible items show the 12% off instant savings.

Leica 75mm f2.5 Summarit-M for $1195 [total of 29 Leica M-lenses on special]

Leica rangefinder lens-deal-finder action now, B&H Photo is offering the Leica 75mm f2.5 Summarit-M lens on special for $1195 with free expedited shipping. The offer ends 4/30/16 or earlier if sold out.

A total of 29 Leica M-lenses are participating in this Exchange Range Instant Savings promotion. They are not 29 unique lenses, because some of them are available in two different colors each.

12% off select Leica Digital Rangefinders (M-A, MP, M7)

B&H Photo is having a 12% off instant savings promotion on seven different Leica Digital Rangefinders that feature the M-A, MP, and M7. Different colors and kits get us to seven different options. Prices range from $4180 to $5717. Offer ends 3/31/16.

Pre-order new Leica X-U element-proof Big Sensor Prime for $2950

Sometimes the display cases Leica collectors use to showcase their prized possessions are not completely dustproof or waterproof. Leica has solved those problems today with the brand new Leica X-U (Type 113) fixed lens camera, a 16mp APS-C CMOS with a 23mm f1.7 lens and with a “Water, Dust, and Shockproof Construction”. This new camera is now available for pre-order for $2950 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 tracking page

Pre-order new Leica M (Typ 262) RF for $5200

We are getting close to December but that’s not stopping new camera gear announcements. Leica is back with a new 35mm full frame digital rangefinder, the M Typ 262 which is available for pre-order for $5200 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This new camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page

Pre-order new Leica SL not-SLR FF camera and 24-90mm f2.8-4 lens

Because we don’t have enough camera systems out here these days, Leica has announced today a brand new full frame mirrorless system. And to troll SLR users, they are naming it “SL” 🙂 The new camera and lens are now available for pre-order:

+ Leica SL Typ 601 camera body only for $7450 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH. Lens for $4950 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Wait whaaaat? A new Leica system and the first lens announced is a ZOOM? Let the protests outside the Leica Headquarters begin 🙂 But fear not, they will have adapters for their M-lenses and R-lenses and S-lenses and Cine-lenses!

The new camera and lens have been added to their respective segments in the New Cameras and Lenses Tracking page, decidedly bringing the averages up in both categories 🙂

Leica M Monochrome for $5950

The black Leica M Monochrome digital camera is currently on sale for $5950 at B&H Photo. The price factors in the exchange rate instant savings.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari Set with 35/2 for $8791

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari Set with the 35mm f2 Summicron-M lens is now on sale for $8791~ with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Actual safari trip is not included 🙂 This sale is an attempt by Leica to compensate for currency fluctuations.

Pre-order new Leica Q for $4250

If you like fixed lens cameras and prime lenses and 35mm full frame sensors and Leica, this combination is now available for pre-order in the all new Leica Q Type 116 camera, with a Leica-esque pre-order price of $4250 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Pre-Order new Panasonic 1″ CM1 Camera + Smartphone (GSM, Unlocked, North America model)

The intersection of cameras and smartphones has a new resident, the North American edition of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1P camera and smartphone device. It is available carrier unlocked (GSM, no contract) with a 1-inch MOS sensor, 28mm f2.8 Leica DC Elmarit lens, Android 4.4, Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 1920 x 1080, microSDXC, a mid-June release estimate and a $1000 pre-order price, available through B&H Photo and Adorama.

12% off Leica gear sale (114 options)

Adorama has a sale on Leica camera gear with 114 items participating, including cameras and lenses and accessories. The sale price is the one you see over there in red ink. No coupon, no rebate.

Pre-order: Leica M Monochrom Type 246 for $7450

Grab your monochrome wallets, a new monochrome Leica is here! The new M Monochrom Type 246 is now available for pre-order for $7450 at Adorama. I wouldn’t be surprised if some Robb Report subscribers buy it and then complain it only takes black and white pictures 😉

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: DJI Ronin 3-Axis, Leica Vintage case, Veho, Hubsan

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Leica RF Lens sale (26 options)

Adorama has a sale on 26 Leica rangefinder lenses, with most of them also earning 2% promotional rewards.

(ENDED) Panasonic GH3 body for $600 (PanaLeica 42.5mm f1.2 for $1100) [ends by 3:50pm ET]

This limited time offer ended. The 42mm f1.2 lens got completely sold-out before the 4-hour deal window closed. The GH3 was roughly 20% claimed…

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