Rokinon Cine T1.5 Prime Bundle (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1749 (Nikon) to $1799 (m43) to $1899 (C, E)

Speaking of video related matters, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime bundle is on sale until 6/30/17 at B&H Photo with sale prices varying by mount. The Nikon F goes for $1749, M43rds go for $1799, the Canon EF and Sony E go for $1899.

The bundle consists of these four T1.5 Cine Rokinon lenses: the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.

Pre-order new Angenieux Cinema Lenses starting at $1455

This is turning into a pre-order day, the Angenieux Cinema lenses are now available for B&H Photo. A total of nine options are available, with prices ranging from $1455 up to $28,000+ for some of the lens bundles. These are Super35 and Super35 Full Frame lenses.

Pre-order new Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8 in eight systems

Lenses can have baby, and once they start doing so, they start multiplying like bunnies. Which brings us to a new Lensbunny, oops, I mean, Lensbaby, it is the Velvet 85mm f1.8 with a pre-order price of $500 and available in eight different systems, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, and …Samsung NX.

They are available for pre-order at Adorama and at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 silver with 12-50mm EZ for $400

If you want to get a “take pictures with” Micro Four Thirds kit with an intermediate level type of a camera, and want something in-between used and new-condition, the official Olympus factory reconditioned store is offering the silver color scheme of the factory reconditioned Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm EZ for $400 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. This is the first generation E-M5. The black color scheme goes for $50 more.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with heavily used cameras, check the previous the used Olympus E-M5 body post.

For more options at the Get Olympus store, check our previous round-up.

Used Olympus E-M5 Body Only starts at $225 + S&H

If you are comfortable with heavily used cameras, the first generation Olympus E-M5 body only is available in “Used – Very Good” condition starting at $225 plus shipping at Adorama. Their “Used – Very Good” condition is described in general as:

Appears well used and may include dings, scrapes/scratches, heavy brassing on body or LCD, but is in fully functional condition.

Make sure you also check further down the listing for potentially additional information, and also check under “What’s In the Box” to see what’s included in the package. Often times with used items you don’t get all the original accessories and packaging and such. Adorama offers a 90-day warranty of their own on the used gear they sell.

If you are not comfortable with heavy used gear, check this post for a factory reconditioned alternative

Still Good: reconditioned E-M10 II Black for $300, E-M5 II for $650, Pen-F for $700 but SOLD OUT E-PL6, silver E-M10 II [updated]

More additions at the Get Olympus Factory Reconditioned Store as follows:

LATEST UPDATE: 6/26/17 at 10:27am ET: the E-PL6 and the silver E-M10 II have sold out since last night and have been removed from their website. Continuing is the silver E-M10 II and the Pen-F kits. The black Pen-F is $700. Last night’s post had both of them going for $750…

+ reconditioned Olympus E-M10 II Body Only (Black) for $300

+ reconditioned Olympus E-M5 II Body (Silver) for $650
+ reconditioned Olympus E-M5 II Body (Black) for $650

+ reconditioned PEN-F Body Only (Silver) for $750

+ SOLD OUT: reconditioned Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II R (black) for $160

+ SOLD OUT: reconditioned Olympus E-M10 first generation with 14-42mm IIR for $200

+ SOLD OUT: same but in Silver color scheme for $300 as well

+ SOLD OUT: reconditioned PEN-F Body Only (Black) for $700 (NOT $750)

+ these get a 90-day Olympus USA warranty

+ NOTE that these may go in and out of stock – you can only purchase them when they are in-stock

+ NOTE #2: don’t forget to also check the factory reconditioned Lenses ~ there are 20+ options as of the time of writing

+ NOTE #3: you can also check all the products in the Factory Reconditioned store, sort by price if you like, it is a mix of cameras (iLC and not), lenses, and other assorted accessories

+ NOTE #4 some of gear listed over there may be out of stock. Unfortunately the GetOlympus online shop is not advanced enough to dynamically remove products from various pages and listings when they are out of stock. Amazon has set a high level of expectations for online retailers 🙂

Various Rokinon Lenses on sale (four options)

For a limited time, Adorama has a quartet of Rokinon lenses on sale as follows. The very specific mount options of each lens are on sale, not all mount options for each lens.

+ Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount for $420

+ Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens in Nikon Mount for $350

+ Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Manual Focus Lens for Sony E Mount in Silver for $350

+ Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Focus for Olympus E Series DSLRs for $300
+ this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens

Refurbished Olympus Lenses (20 options): 17mm f2.8 for $90, Etc, Etc, Etc.

There are currently 22 factory reconditioned Olympus Lenses that are participating in the Get Olympus sale, including the 17mm f2.8 for $90, the 25mm f1.8 for $230, the 45mm f1.8 for $240, with a handful of primes in-between, going all the way up to the f2.8 Zoom duo of 7-14mm for $975 and 40-150mm for $1125. All these are factory reconditioned with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and a 30-day money-back guaranty.

Meanwhile the 40-150mm f4-5.6R is out of stock at $60 and cannot be ordered unless it gets back in-stock.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body (black or silver) for $300

Another one of the latest offers at the GetOlympus Certified Reconditioned store, it is the return of the certified reconditioned Olympus E-M10 II Body Only (Black) or Olympus E-M10 II Body Only (Silver) for $300 each. It includes a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 90-day repair-warranty from Olympus.

These go in and out of stock, it is in-stock as of the time of writing:

Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 body for $225

Among the latest offers at the GetOlympus Certified Reconditioned store, it is the return of the certified reconditioned Olympus E-PL7 body only in the black color scheme for $225. It includes a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 90-day repair-warranty from Olympus.

These go in and out of stock, it is in-stock as of the time of writing:

Fuji X-T2 Body with Battery Grip and 32GB SD and Bag and more for $1696

The Fuji X-T2 body only goes for $1600 on its own [see Stock Status Tracker], but for a limited time, the body only is bundled with the official Fuji Battery Grip for just $100 more. On top of that, Adorama is bundling extra freebies, a 32GB Lexar SD card, a camera bag, the Corel software bundle (three of the five software titles are photo/video related), and a few more accessotrinkets (card wallet, card reader, cleaning kit). All this for $1696 with free expedited shipping.

Samyang 12mm f2 NCS CS for $299 [m43]

The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS in the black color scheme for Micro Four Thirds in on sale for a limited time for $299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Prices vary by color and mount, unlike Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses that are typically uniform per mount, even sometimes when they differ with regards to OS.

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60mm and Choice of Freebies for $998

The Panasonic GX8 body only (in either black or silver) is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH PowerOIS lens for $998 at select authorized Panasonic dealers that also include some freebies.

At B&H Photo, you get 4% promotional rewards, which is about $40 to spend in future B&H purchases.

At Adorama, you a 32GB SD card, camera bag, card reader, memory card wallet, cleaning kit, and the good old Corel software bundle (which includes Aftershot PRO 2, PSP X9, and VideoStudio 9).

At both places, you can optionally increase the original warranty from 1-year to 3-years by filing paperwork with Panasonic. Because the more computers we have, the more paperwork we need 🙂

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Ritz Cameras thru Amazon (Prime eligible) has its own bundle for $998, a 64GB Transcend SDXC card, extra Polaroid battery, extra charger, 72-inch tripod, Polaroid Slave Flash, 58mm UV filter, and assorted accessotrinkets (= accessories + trinkets).

If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Prime Store Credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you automatically earn 5% back as a statement credit. This applies to everything at Amazon, but I don’t want to repeat it in every post, so I randomly mention it as a reminder FIY 🙂

Monday (E-mount): SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 for $279, 75mm f1.4 FE for $349

Good until Monday 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is running an SLR Magic lens sale for the E-mount including the SLR Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 Lens for $279 with free expedited shipping.

On the same listing you will also find that the SLR Magic Cine 75mm f/1.4 FE Lens is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping.

Imported Panasonic GH5 Body w/1-Year Seller Warranty for $1839

More developments since the previous time we updated the Stock Status Tracker, the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH5 body with a 1-year seller warranty is down from $1883 to $1839 by eBay seller “6ave” (99%, New Jersey).

In-Stock Again: Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 for $1900

It’s finally back in-stock! The new condition Fuji X-T2 with the 18-55mm kit lens is in-stock for its starting price of $1900 at Amazon by Amazon itself which is restricted to Prime members, but there are also a variety of 3rd-parties through Amazon that are not restricted to Prime members. Their shipping estimate is later than Amazon since they don’t offer Prime shipping.

For all the options, check the just updated Stock Status Tracker.

Used Fuji X-T2 Graphite Body for $1540

An update of the Stock Status Tracker is in progress. The Fuji X-T2 Graphite body only remains out of stock in new condition, but if you are comfortable with USED cameras, there are two used listings of it at Amazon Warehouse Deals by Amazon itself (their used subsidiary) for $1540 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” condition. Both have descriptions, and one of the two has actual pictures of the used cameras. As usual, used camera supplies are typically limited, especially for hard to find cameras.

Sony a6500 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Extra 64GB SDXC, Battery, Bag for $1594

This is an interesting mix of an advanced APS-C camera with two kit lenses, but if you have use for them or plan to gift/sell/trade the lens(es) you don’t need, this is a value play. “This” being the Sony a6500 bundled with the 16-50mm and 50-210mm lenses, along with three free extras, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, a free Watson extra battery, and a free Ruggard shoulder bag, all together going for $1594 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Sony a5000 with 16-50mm and Extra Battery for $379

If of all the Sony mirrorless APS-C cameras it is the A5000 with the 16-50mm the one you want, in new condition, you can get in the black or silver color schemes for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a free Watson additional battery included. The white color scheme goes for the same price but does not include a free Watson battery.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $100 Gift Card for $698

Good news and bad news. The bad news ~ the Panasonic GX85 with 45-150mm and $100 gift card bundle is SOLD OUT at Adorama and gone, toast, it can no longer be ordered. They are done.

The good news is that the $100 Gift Card offer “jumped” to the two lens kit. So you pay $698, and for that you receive the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, with free expedited shipping. This is available in both the black color scheme and the silver color scheme. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout.

Sony a6500 with 16-50 and 55-210 and various freebies for $1594

Accessories time! If you are interested in the Sony a6500 with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, it is bundled with a variety of accessories for $1594 with free shipping as follows:

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, a Watson extra battery, and a Ruggard shoulder bag.

At Amazon, sold and shipped by Focus Camera (but at Prime-like speed for Prime members) you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, two Wasabi batteries (do not eat!), a 3rd-party two-slot charger, a Tiffen UV filter, and a Focus Camera branded bag with trinkety accessories inside (cleaning kit, card reader, etc).

PS: the Adorama website is currently down so I can’t check there.

Panasonic GH4 Body with Free Mic or Free V-Log software for $1000

If you are not tempted by the more expensive siren’s song of the Panasonic GH5, there are a couple of promotions on the Panasonic GH4 body only for $1000.

At B&H Photo you get a FREE Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone included by B&H automatically.

At Adorama, you have two options for freebies: with the Rode VideoMic Pro R Cardioid Condenser Microphone OR with the Panasonic DMW-SFU1-VLOG V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit.

Rokinon Sale: 16mm f2 for $319, 10mm f2.8 for $349, 24m f3.5 Tilt Shift for $679 [various mount options]

More B&H action, this time it is a Rokinon Lens Instant savings sale featuring 16 different options in various mounts as follows:

+ 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS for $319 in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji X, M43 Sony E

+ 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS fro $349 in Pentax K, Samsung NX (!), Fuji X, M43, Canon
+ Nikon version for $399

+ 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift ED AS UMC for $679 in Sony E, Canon, Nikon and Pentax

+ they also earn 2% promotional rewards

Used Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 for $1662

This begins a burst of Stock update posts after updating the Stock Status Tracker. We start with the Fuji X-T2 with 18-55mm kit, out of stock in new condition, but available in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged) for $1662~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. This is Amazon’s own USED sales persona, not 3rd party sellers.

Open-Box / Used Fuji X-T2 body for $1400

Various options are available for the Fuji X-T2 body only during this update of the Stock Tracker.

On the USED front, the price seems to have settled at $1400
+ OneCal (OPEN BOX)
+ Adorama (USED)
+ eBay (USED)
+ Amazon Waerehouse Deals (USED)

New Condition remains $1600
+ Adorama
+ Amazon (various)
+ OneCall

Panasonic GH5: USED for $1748, Grey for $1893, Authorized $2000 [or less]

And now it is the Panasonic GH5 time for updating in the Stock Status Tracker and you have many options here.

+ USED condition for $1748 at Amazon Warehouse Deals in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged, tested, no cosmetic imperfections, two pictures of the actual camera included)
+ this is by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, not 3rd-party sellers
+ below that, there’s a “Used – Like New” for $1799 by Cardinal Photo

+ GREY MARKET (new condition) for $1893 by 6ave on eBay)

+ NEW CONDITION ($2000 or less): make a “Best Offer” using the eBay “Make Offer” button by Willoughby’s (eBay)

+ NEW CONDITION for $2000 at Adorama and Amazon itself and various on eBay

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II Body for $650 OR $800 NEW

The Olympus E-M5 II body only in either the silver or the black color schemes is currently offered for $650 in factory reconditioned (aka refurbished) condition with a 90-day Olympus USA at the official Get Olympus store.

The new condition price of this is $900 at most authorized dealers, but Cardinal Photo thru Amazon offers the silver color scheme for $800 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer.

Refurbished Olympus Pen-F for $750 (silver) [updated]

UPDATED 6/10/17 at 6:14pm ET

The official Get Olympus (Olympus USA) online store has a few refurbished cameras on sale. Unfortunately the $200 E-M10 and $225 E-PL7 options you see there are sold-out and CANNOT be ordered and since then they have been removed from the website.

However, the silver Pen-F body only is available for $750 with free shipping. The black went for $700 but as of this update it is sold out and removed from the website. They come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.

The new condition price is $1000 at authorized dealers, with 4% promotional rewards, eg Adorama and B&H Photo.

Used Olympus E-M1 Body (first gen) for $389 + S&H

If you are comfortable with heavily used cameras, the black Olympus E-M1 (first generation) body only is available in “Used – Good” condition for $389 plus shipping (starts around $9, varies by zipcode) at Adorama. If the link does not work in your browser (it has spaces in the URL which may confuse some browsers), use the Adorama Used Search results. If it sells out, you won’t see it any more in the search results.

NOTE: that used supplies can be very limited…

Here is how the Adorama used camera gear rating system describes this condition. If you are a perfectionist, keep that in mind 🙂

(EDNED) Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Battery Grip (for X-T2) for $169

This sale ended, the price is now $230 as of 6/7/17…

If you want to get both the Fuji X-T2 and its official battery grip, you can buy them together for $100 more than the X-T2 body only on its own. Not only that, but Adorama bundles additional free accessories with it: 24/7 Traffic Collection holster, 32GB Lexar SDHC UHS-II U3 memory card, cleaning kit, memory card wallet, card reader, and the Corel software bundle.

But if you only want the battery grip, the Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster, it is currently on sale for $169~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and Various FREE Extras for $498

Another Panasonic M43rds sale, this time it is the new condition Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm bundled with seven freebies, all together for $498 with free shipping at Adorama, which is the same price as Amazon and B&H Photo but without the seven freebies.

The seven freebies offered at Adorama are a Lowepro Format 140 bag, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, cleaning kit, memory card wallet, mini card reader, 46mm UV MC lens filter, and the Corel software bundle (five software titles, three of which are camera/video related – AfterShot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9).

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60mm and $40 rewards for $1000

The Panasonic GX85 is currently getting a free Panasonic 45-150 lens, but the Panasonic GX8 camera is getting a different FREE lens at select authorized Panasonic dealers. It is instead getting the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. lens. This is a limited time offer. The offer is running as long as you see it mentioned on the retailer pages. If you no longer see it, it means the offer expired.

The Panasonic GX8 body only is available with the 12-60mm lens for $1000 at Adorama (along with $40 promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (also $40 promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.

Amazon does not offer promotional rewards BUT if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Prime Store card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you will receive a 5% statement credit on your credit card account ~ $50 in this case.

Free Panasonic 45-150mm with GX85 purchase

If you are interested in the Panasonic GX85 camera, at select authorized dealers, there is a promotion running where you get the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens for FREE if purchases together with an eligible GX85 camera kit.

The free lens is included automatically by the retailers and it is mentioned prominently on the product page while this promotion is running. If you don’t see the free lens mentioned on the product page, it means the promotion expired!

+ GX85 body only with free 45-150 for $600 at Adorama

+ GX85 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 with free 45-150 for $700 by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

Sony a99 II Body + Steadicam Merlin 2 for $3368

Good until Tuesday night, B&H Photo is offering the Sony a99 II body only bundled with the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System, together for $3368 with free expedited shipping.

The a99 ii body only goes for $3200 on its own, while the Steadicam goes for $270 on its own (it’s on sale too), so based on current prices, you are getting a combined purchase discount of $100.

Imported Grey-Market Panasonic GH5 body w/1yr seller warranty for $1893

If you are comfortable with imported grey-market digital cameras, the Panasonic GH5 body only is available as imported grey-market in new condition for $1893 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6AVE on eBay (the warranty is not covered by Panasonic).

If you prefer the new condition at authorized dealers, it continues to be in-stock for $2000 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Samy’s (eBay) and Kenomore (eBay).

For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.

Now shipping: Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 Lens (Sony E)

Prime your wallets! The new Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 (Sony E-mount) lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.

PS: if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or Chase VISA credit card, you earn a 5% statement credit, which is a cool $100 in this case.

Fuji X-T2 Body Only drops to $1500 to $1516

This may be a computer-generated price-match, so I don’t know how long it will last, but the new condition Fuji X-T2 body only is not only in-stock but it is also down to $1516 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three per customer.

If you are a more adventurous shopper, you can get it for $1499 by Cardinal Photo through Amazon (not Prime eligible).

For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.

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In-Stock Now: Panasonic GH5 for $2000 for multiple places

If you are looking for the Panasonic GH5, we have good news for you! The body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at B&H Photo and by Amazon itself which currently restricts it to Prime members.

Meanwhile B&H Photo also has it in-stock bundled with the Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod for $2200. The Steadicam goes for $300 on its own, so you are getting a $100 combined purchase discount.

On the other hand, if you are an eBay fan, a handful of recognizable camera sellers also have it in-stock for $1300 ~ check the Stock Status Tracker for those.

Pre-order new Sony FE 16-35/2.8 and 12-24/4 Lenses

Sony has embraced the smartphone flagship pre-ordering model for their camera gear, where the pre-orders start a few days after the announcement. So starting today, you can pre-order their two new constant aperture FE lenses as follows:

+ Sony FE 12-24mm f4 G for $1700
+ July 31 release estimate

+ Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM for $2200
+ August 31 release estimate

Keep in mind, estimates are only estimates and are subject to change as various factors known and unknown can affect their release and delivery.

Imported Sony Alpha a7R II Body w/1yr seller warranty for $2200

The new condition Sony Alpha a7R II currently goes for $2700 at authorized Sony dealers, some of which are bundling it with free extras, for example, free Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free accessories bundle at Adorama (including Corel software)…

… but if you are comfortable with imported camera gear, to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Department_Store_NYC” (99.2%, New York) is offering the imported grey-market Sony a7r II body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty) for $2200 with free shipping. Limit three units per customer.

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: 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.