Tuesday: Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm for $498

Finally it happened! An actual real camera is featured among the Amazon USA deals of the day. It is the new condition Panasonic G7 two lens kit with the 14-42mm and 45-150mm lenses offered for $498 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself, with up to three kits per customer at the sale price. Sale ends on Wednesday at 3am ET or earlier if sold out.

The sale price is good for the black or the silver color scheme. Not sure if the limit three is per color or total.

Of course there are many and more options in the world of M43rds these days, especially if you factor in used and refurbished and grey-market options in the mix ~ that’s a fun headache to have 🙂

If you pay with an Amazon store card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you will get a 5% statement credit (depending on whatever promotion your card is on).

If you don’t have either of those cards, pay attention to the Amazon product page and the promotional mini-banners up top. They usually run either 0% financing promotions (usually for the store card) or $XX off for the Chase VISA card. I’m currently seeing a $60 off promotion on the Chase VISA card but the amount may vary depending on the time of the day you check, and who knows what other factors the Amazon AI Price Bots use to decide what to offer to who(m) and when…

Thursday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $419 [X, E, EF-M]

It’s a lens(e) [for fans of alt-spelling] at the Thursday B&H Photo dailies with the featured deal being the new condition MITAKON ZHONGYI Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens going for $419 with free US shipping in your choice of silver or black AND also in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E or Canon EF-M.

The other three dailies for Thursday 10/3/19 until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) are the following:

+ ONA The Union Street Messenger Bag for $169 in three color schemes

+ Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $499

+ Senal AWS-2000 Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System Kit for $300 in two options
+ literally A or B are the two options 😉

Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $700 after coupon

A rare occasion, a snapshot deal at Adorama that requires a coupon code! The subject of the deal is the new condition Panasonic G85 two-lens kit (with the 12-60 and 45-200 lenses) going for $698 after entering coupon code ADPAN2019 in their shopping cart. This is a limited time offer but I don’t know the exact expiration time!

KEH coupon: 10% off select 3rd-Party Lenses (including ZEISS, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Voigtlander, Roki-Samyang, Etc) [ends Wedn PM]

KEH Camera fans, you have another coupon promotion! Using coupon code LENS9A you get 10% off on select Third Party Lenses until Wednesday night at 9/25/19 at 11:59pm eastern.

Excluded are NEW condition, “USED – Like New” condition lenses. Also excluded are Leica-branded lenses.

Participating brands include ZEISS-ZEISS Baby (okay, Zeiss) with 79 lenses, Tamron with 161 lenses, Tokina with 85, Shiguma with 282 lenses, Voigtlander with 17 lenses, Rokinon + Samyang with 78 total, Mitakon, Kiron, Promaster, Quantaray and many more you can see using the left-hand side filters at the Promotional Page over there…

AS usual, you can test the coupon code in the shopping cart – it is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon code after all…

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $349 [three colors]

If you are looking for a small and affordable new-condition entry-point into the world of Micro Four Thirds, for a limited time, as one of their snapshot deals, Adorama is offering the Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $349 with free expedited US shipping in your choice of black, brown or white color scheme. You also earn 4% promotional rewards.

Friday (EU): Ten Samyang Primes, Seven Tamron Zooms, 20+ Printers, Panasonic GX800 w/12-32, Etc

And now something with the pre-Brexit sufferers! Among the Friday Amazon Germany gold-box deals du jour there is a Tamron and Samyang lens sale with a number of Rollei-branded camera accessories (including one action cam and a 3-axis gimbal] on sale as well as a lone camera, the Panasonic GX800 with 12-32mm going for 320 euro. There’s also a few Panasonic camcorders.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, there’s ten Samyang primes, seven Tamron zooms [maybe they divided the lens turf for this daily deal], and there’s a Wallimex 14mm f2.8 for 259 euro hiding in their mix.

When you scroll further into the amazon.de gold box you will also find a big printer sale. Again too many to list here individually, there are over 20 printers from different brands (Canon, HP, Epson, Kyocera [lasers]) along with various inks and photo-papers. Some of the options are bundles of the above.

Thur (EU): select Sony Cameras & Lenses, Action Cams, Surface

The End of Summer sale continues on Thursday at the Amazon Germany (or “Chermany” in german-english) Gold Box (or ange bote in german-german) and among them you can find:

+ Sony cameras and lenses sale:
++ Sony RX10 III for 999 euro
++ Sony RX10 I for 609
+ reminder the RX10 IV is the one with the speed-demon autofocus

+ Cybershot HX95 superzoom for 379

+ Alpha a77 II APS-C body only [yes a DSLR] for 799

+ Sony a6500 with SEL-P18105 lens for 1529
+ Sony a7 II with SEL-2870 lens for 1119

+ 55-210mm lens in black or silver for 209 euro
+ 35mm f1.8 OSS (SEL35F18) for 329
+ 18200LE (18-200 f3.5-6.3) for 578

In non-Sony action:

+ various BlitzWolf (no relation to Wolf Blitzer’s beard?] hybrid selfie-stick/tripods (for small things, don’t put a FF PRO DSLR with a 100-400mm f0.95 lens on them!]

+ Crosstour action cams (24 to 83 euro, six options)

+ Surface PRO tablet under 800 euro [forgot the specs]

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (up to 170MB/sec) for 32
+ 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for 23~ euro
+ two flash drives and one internal SSD

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 UMC for $429 [Nikon Z]

Nikon Z photographers, don’t feel left out! You too have a Rokinon lens sale but for a limited time, Adormara is offering the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 UMC lens for the Nikon Z mirrorless system for $429 with free US shipping. You also earn 1% promotional rewards to be used in future Adorama purchases…

Pre-order new Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 lens for $997

If you have already jumped aboard the Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless train, they have a new temptation for you available for pre-ordering, it is the brand new Z 24mm f1.8 S lens with a pre-order price of around $1000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon

Sony a7 II body only for $898

Once upon a time you had to put down $2000+ to get an APS-C DSLR. Nowadays under $1000 gets you a 35mm full frame DSLR or mirrorless camera and it’s not even the first generation model. You can now get the second generation Sony a7 mirrorless full framer, the “a7 II” for $898 with free US shipping at B&H Photo until 9/7/19 or earlier if sold out… No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to a mirrorless checkout…

More Lenses added to Adorama Labor Day sales (330+ options)

More lenses and lens bundles have been added to the Adorama Labor Day lens deals. You can sort the many options as usual using the options on the left-hand side and the sorting-order on the top-right side…

Pre-order new Canon M6 II mirrorless kits starting at $850

The Canon APS-C mirrorless system is not abandoned just because Canon launched a “boutique” full frame mirrorless system [meow!]. A new APS-C mirrorless camera has been revealed, it is the M6 Mark II and it is available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon at these standard configurations:

+ body only for $850

+ with 15-45mm lens and EVF-DC2 viewfinder for $1099

+ with 18-150mm lens and EVF-DC2 viewfinder for $1349

+ the camera body is available in black and silver (really black-silver) color schemes

Pre-order new Sony a6100 and a6600 APS-C Mirrorless cameras

Two new cameras have joined the party of the Sony E-system, two new APS-C mirrorless cameras that are now available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ a6100 body only for $748
+ a6100 with 16-50 for $848
+ a6100 two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) for $1098
+ release estimate November 2019
+ available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon

+ a6600 body only for $1398
+ a6600 with 18-135mm for $1798
+ a6600 with 16-25mm f2.8 for $2796
+ release estimate November 2019
+ available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon

Panasonic Instant Savings promotions (GH5S, DC-S1, ZS100)

B&H Photo is currently running a few limited time Panasonic Instant Savings promotions as follows:

+ GH5S body only with Rode VideoMic Pro microphone and extra Watson battery for $1997

+ DC-S1 full frame mirrorless body only for $2198
+ DC-S1 with 24-105mm for $3098
+ free V-Log Upgrade software key

+ DC-S1R body for $2998
+ DC-S1R with 24-105 for $3898

+ ZS100 superzoom with the Panasonic Travel kit (charger and battery), 32GB Sandisk SD card and camera pouch for $448

With all the Panasonics above, you can optionally extended the standard 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty by following the steps required by Panasonica…

Pre-order new Rokinon AF 18mm f2.8 FE for $399

If you are a fan of the Sony E-System and you like your lenses to have this new auto-focus thing [may or may not catch on ~ only the future will tell], B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders for the new condition Rokinon AF 18mm f2.8 FE for the Sony E-System (FE = full-frame) for $399. The current release estimate is October 2019… This is only available in Sony E!

Summer Lenses Instant Savings (900 options)

If you are looking for an aggregate of the currently running lenses instant savings and the few mail-in rebate promotions, Adorama has nicely organized them in their Summer Lenses Sale page. Lens-related accessories are also part of the sale.

You can use the left hand side of their website to filter them quickly by areas of interest, for example by brand, price range, system, lens type, and you can sort them by various factors (price, newness of lens, popularity, etc)…

UPDATE: speaking of Adorama, they are having a page featuring the current tripod promotions with a total of 48 options participating…

Wedn: SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 FE for $279 [also: Interfit Monolite]

It’s a lens day at the Wednesday B&H daily deals with the new condition SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 FE lens for the Sony E-system going for $279 with free US shipping. The other three dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) are:

+ Interfit S1N AC/DC HSS TTL Monolight for $379 with FREE Interfit TTL remote in your choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony

+ IO Gear ViewPro-C USB Type-C Male to HDMI Female Adapter for $15

+ Xerox Phaser 3260/DI Monochrome Laser Printer for $30
+ yes a $30 laser printer, once upon a time you couldn’t even buy a used cartridge for that!

Kamlan 28mm f1.4 MF lens for $150 [various systems]

For about three days and change (as of the time of writing of this blog post), Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus lens for $150 with free US shipping in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds or Canon EF-M.

These will ship in mid-September from the vendor. The listing does not mention warranty, so assume there is none.

Monday (EU): select Sony E and RX on sale

To Amazon Germany we go for Monday 19/8/19 (European style not-quite-palindrome date) where their headliner is a Sony Electronics sale that includes the following camera and photo gear:

+ Sony a5100 with 16-50 for 389 euro
+ Sony a6000 with 16-70Z for 999 euro
+ Sony a6500 with 16-70Z for 1619 euro

+ Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS Vario T* for 1049 euro

+ Sony RX10 II for 865 (#DailyReminder, the blazing fast AF was introduced in the Mark IV)

+ Sony RX100 III with Vlogger kit (VCT-SGR1) for 509 euro

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (63 options)

IT’s ZEISS time at B&H Photo! They are currently running a Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings promotion featuring 63 options, with a mix of DSLR and mirrorless system lenses, the fast majority of which being 35mm full framers. Too many lenses to list here individually, but *SPOILER ALERT* they are prime lenses…

YI M1 with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 for $150 [m43]

OF interest mayhaps to the curious and the adventurous and the reviewers, Amazon has the YI M1 with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 micro four thirds camera going for $150 with free shipping. Do read the reviews at Amazon and elsewhere as there are plenty of issues and trade-offs with this camera. $150 or not, if someone buys it as a “daily driver” type of a camera and they don’t know of the issues, they may be in for a rude awakening…

PS: Prime Day is over, the Amazon deals we mention from now on are for everyone ~ unless otherwise indicated (on occasion they have some Prime-only offers, and I will be mentioning that explicitly ~ just like during Prime Days 2019)…

Used Sony a7 II body for $704, a7 with 28-70 for $734 [Prime]

The 20% off Warehouse Deals promotion has two offers for Sony a7*.* fans as follows:

+ a7 with 28-70mm in “Used – Like New” condition for $734~, while the new condition goes for $998

+ Sony a7 II body only in “Used – Like New” for $704 while the new condition goes for $898

+ these are for Prime members only as part of the Prime Day 2019

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $229 [Prime Deal]

I can’t post individually for every single one of the camera and photo lightning deals ~ you can find them over there in the typical Amazon format…ilter

… but when some of them are doing well percentage-claimed wise, I give in and post about them individually. Such is the case for the new condition Rokinon 14mm F2.8 manual focus lens, model FE14M-E, going for $229 with free shipping for PRIME members until 9:25pm ET or earlier if sold out. IT is 27% claimed as of 3:53pm ET.

And starting at 4:30pm ET, there will be lightning deals on some (or may be all) of the Kenko Nyumon filters. The listing has the full range from 37mm to 82mm, but it doesn’t say ahead of time which one(s) will be on sale…

Used Fuji X-A5 with 15-45mm XC for $337 [Prime Deals]

Another potentially interesting offer in the Warehouse 20% off promotion that is part of the ever-expanding Prime Day(s) deals…

We go back to X-Landia where the “Used – Like New” (original packaging; not even damaged packaging) Fuji X-A5 with 15-45mm XC goes for $337~ in the brown color scheme with multiple listings by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself ~ look for them as the seller ~ as explained in our earlier post which feels like it was written three days ago (but it was just 8 hours ago) 🙂

The other two Fuji X-A5 color schemes don’t appear to be participating in the promotion (but I didn’t try it in the shopping cart)…

Rokinon Prime Day Deals Have Began: 14/2.8 (N) for $236, 12/2 NCS CS (X) for $199, and more to come [Prime members only]

The first of the scheduled Rokinon prime lenses has gone live, it is the new condition Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC manual focus lens with a built-in AE chip for the Nikon system going for $236~ with free shipping. Prime members only. It is 20% claimed as of 10am eastern. It expires at 3:20pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Also gone live is the new condition Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS in the black color scheme for the Fuji X system going for $199. It is 17% claimed as of 10:09am ET. It expires 3:30pm ET or earlier if sold out.

You can find the rest of the Rokinon primes in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals or you can see the list of times in our previously posted Coming Up post

Used Fuji X-T20 with 18-55/2.8-4 R OIS for $629 [Prime Deal]

The Warehouse Deals 20% off promotion for Prime members has another Fuji temptation, this time of the X System kind. The Fuji X-T20 with the 18-55 f2.8-4 R OIS lens goes for $899 in new condition at authorized dealers, but PRime members, thanks to the 20% off in-cart discount, can get it for $629 in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself

With the Fuji X-T30 being the “latest model”, going for $899 body only and $1299 with the 18-55 lens , it is not unreasonable to go used for the “previous generation” model.

Used Sony a6000 body only w/180-day warranty for $299

KEH Camera comes to the rescue once again as it defeats Amazon Warehouse Deals even with the 20% off Prime discount. So this offer is good for everyone, KEH Camera is offering through Amazon Warehouse Deals in “USED – Good” condition (battery & charger included) with a 180-day KEH warranty the Sony A6000 APS-C body only mirrorless camera for $299 with free shipping.

Rokinon 135mm f2.8 ED UMC for $340 [Fuji X] or $369 [Sony E, A]

The Prime Festivities continue with more …prime lens action, this time they are offering the new condition Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC teleprime for $340~ in the Fuji X system and $369~ in the Sony A and Sony E systems. As of 3:42pm ET, the Fuji X is 20% claimed and the Sony E is 28% claimed… The lightning deal is scheduled to end at 6:50pm ET… This too is for Prime members only…

Prime Deal: Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC fisheye II for $208 [Fuji X, EF-M, Sony E] (ends 12:35pm ET)

Also one of the Lightning Deals of the Prime Day festivities is another new condition …prime lens. It is the Rokinon 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye II offered for $208~ for Prime members only in your choice of Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Sony E (APS-C). They are between 11% and 18% claimed as of 8:25am ET. The sale ends 12:35pm ET or earlier for any options that manage to sell out ahead of its designated expiration…

Prime Deal: Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Auto Focus for $441 (FE) [ends 1:30pm ET]

Prime members, grab your e-wallets. Or more specifically your Amazon e-wallets because you have until 1:30pm ET today (or earlier if sold out) to decide whether you want to buy the new condition Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Auto Focus FE lens for the Sony E-system for $441~ with free shipping. This price is for Prime members only. It is 9% claimed as of 8:22am ET so it’s unlikely to sell out…

Rokinon AF 24mm f2.8 FE for $269

B&H Photo has also launched their own Not-Prime Day sale, and among them they have a prime lens, the new condition Rokinon AF 24mm f/2.8 FE going for $269 with free shipping. This is an Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system. This is a limited time and limited quantity sale that ends Tuesday night OR earlier if the allocated sale units are depleted…

Fuji X-H1 body only for $1200

It’s an interchangeable lens camera offered in the Prime Day deals of 2019! It is the new condition Fuji X-H1 body only going for around $1200 by a trio of recognizable camera sellers through amazon.com: Green Mountain Camera, and The Pixel Collection and Green’s Camera World. These ship directly from the sellers but get Prime-like free shipping [they are not however “fulfilled by Amazon” ~ it is a lesser known Prime Benefit).

EU: Prime Day Monday at Amazon Germany with Sony Camera Sale, Photo Accessories, Storage, Action Cams, Drones, and lots of tech gear [300 separate deals!]

For European Union shoppers, Amazon Germany has already launched their Prime Day 2019 deals with a vast variety of technology and other products, among which:

+ Sony Cybershot camera sale the RX10 III for 968 euro, HX90 compact-zoom for 239 euro, RX 100 IV for 545 euro
+ Sony E-system sale with a6500 body for 949, a6500 two lens kit (18-135, 70-300, both G thangs) for 1585; a7 II w/28-70 for 1085
+ nine E-system lenses starting at 155 for the 50/1.8 FE
+ Sony A-system: a77 II for 739

[Read more…]

New Sony E-mount (and more) Instant Savings are LIVE!

Sony is back with another round of manufacturer-initiated instant savings promotions and you can find them all nicely organized at the B&H Photo website

The offers include (among others):

+ a7 II with 28-70 and extras for $1600
+ a7R III with extras for $2500
+ a7R III with 24-105 and extras for $4200

+ VG-C3EM Vertical Grip for $298

+ FE 24-105mm f/4 Lens with UV Filter Kit for $1400
+ 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens with UV Filter Kit for $600

And LOTS more. You can use the various tabs and price-range filters at the Promotional page for items of interest. For example, the big RX10 IV monster is down to $1598 with free accessories as well. The RX10 IV is the “(forum) dream of the 90s” ~ to paraphrase Portlandia 🙂

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R M.Zuiko for $100

Woot is running yet another Garage sale, and among the Electronics garage items you can find the new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R M.Zuiko micro.four.thirds lens in the silver.color.scheme going for $100 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 calendar-day flat for non-members. It comes with a 1-year Olympus warranty…

The aforementioned sale also includes the previously-mentioned Zeikos Deluxe Medium Hard-Shell Camera-Case going for $28 with the same shipping terms/fees as above… There’s also a Canon NB-6H battery going for $20, and the BB-8 Droid with Force Band for $56…

NOTE also that Woot is celebrating its birthday and there are various sale-a-brations happening over there this week… Among other things, they are planning on selling 15,000 “Boxes of Crap” aka BOCs…

Tuesday: Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus (Sony E) for $269

If you are Starbucks Rewards member, Tuesday is Double Stars day, but of more on-topic interest, Adorama is running a snapshot / daily-deal with a 24 hour countdown on the new condition Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system for $269 with free US shipping. On the same listing you will also find options with free Mac or PC software BUT those are selling at the regular price of $349, not the sale price of $269.

Mirrorless Lenses under $500 (500+ options)

Among the latest action at Adorama (sales, instant savings, clearance, new arrivals, etc) they have a featured sale on Mirrorless Lenses under $500 with a staggering over 500 options available. OF course there are not 500+ individual/unique lenses, because most of the mirrorless lenses are available in multiple mirrorless systems. Participating in this sale are the camera manufacturers making lenses (Canon, Fuji, Sony, Panasonica, Olympus) , along with various 3rd party makers (Shiguma, Rokinon, Samyang, Meike, 7Artisans, HandEvision, etc)… There’s even two lenses for the good old adorkable Pentax Q system…

You can use the left hand side of the aforelinked pages to filter the results by manufacturer or “Lens Mount” or zoom ratio and so forth. Lots of filtering options.

PS: more posts with the various 4th of July sales in a few hours…

Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f1.2 MF for $649 (Canon, Sony E), $699 (Nikon F), $749 (Pentax K), $849 (Sony A), $899 (Fuji GF)

Do you like fast primes, and manual focus? If so, there is a sale on the Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 manual focus lens as follows:

+ at B&H Photo the Canon EF and Sony E go for $650, the Nikon F for $700, the Sony A for $800, and the Fuji GF for $850

+ at Adorama.com the Sony E and Canon EF go for $649, while the Nikon F goes for $700
+ the Pentax K and Sony A are special orders and go for $750 and $800 respectively
+ the Fuji GF (not X) goes for $849

+ if you prefer to shop through Amazon (eg the 5% cashback rewards), the above price are available by various sellers (including Adorama) through amazon.com

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C mirrorless lens for $139 [limited time]

Good for another day and change, Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C lens for $139 with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty from Kamlan. It is available in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds and Canon EOS-M.

Orders will ship in mid-July 2019 from the vendor. Massdrop has sold over 430 units so far from their listings per the website over there…

Wednesday: Zeiss Batis 25/2 (Sony E) for $899, ONA Backpack, E-Image Tripod, 55″ LG, Zoom, Etc

It’s a Lens Day at the Wednesday B&H Photo daily deals with a six-pack of offers running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if any of them manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 for $899 for the Sony E system

+ E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head for $159
+ with Dolly for $219

+ ONA The Leather Clifton Camera and Everyday Backpack for $169

+ Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone for $80

+ LG C7C 55″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV for $1000
+ UHD 3840 x 2160, OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG HDR, Wi-Fi & Ethernet, etc

+ THRUSTMASTER T-GT Racing Wheel for $400

In other daily deals action, at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale of Estalon laptop bags, an Audeze gaming headphone for $299, a Roomba 860 for $270, and of more practical and mundane interest, various Gilette razors and blades…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies the headliner is the new condition 12.3″ Surface PRO, 6th generation, going for $699. This is without the Pen and without the keyboard-case-thing. It has 8GB RAM (which should really be minimum for any Windows computer without a single core processor), 128GB SSD, Core i5 processor, and things like that…

Having said that, the promise and premise of a Surface is kinda defeated when it is sold without the pen and keyboard-cover ~ you are essentially buying an expensive Windows tablet. When you add the Type Cover, the Pen, and the Moon Dial, the prices goes up up and away.

On the other hand, Surface fans can become Surface households, so they may already have the necessary accessories and they just need more devices. Oops, this is turning into an out of control post, so the time is writing to stop writing in this post, stop writing NOW 🙂

Sony Summer Kick Off sale includes a6000 2-lens kit, a7 II, a7R II

It’s the summer and the marketing team at Sony USA looked outside their windows and discovered so. Inspired by such change in the weather, they decided to launch a Summer Kick Off sale that includes a mix of Sony electronics and camera gear, including their all-star WH-1000X-M3 headphones for $298, the ones many think are beating Bose on noise cancellation (!!!)

Of camera and photo interest:

  • a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 for $648, a potentially interesting “take pictures with” getting-started with E type of a bundle
  • Alpha A7 II body only for $998
  • Alpha A7R II body only for $2600

Sunday: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $100 [m43]

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm central time, Woot Electronics is offering the new condition Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in the silver color scheme for $100 with a 1-year Olympus warranty. Limit up to ten per customer [that’s what they are all getting for Christmas, after they received budget M43rds cameras the year before]. Shipping is free for Prime members (you have to connect your Prime and Woot accounts ~ a one time activity) or $6 flat for non-members…

Tuesday: Olympus PEN-F body only for $680

The dream of the PEN digital camera is alive at Woot until 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) on May 14 in 2019. It is the new condition Olympus PEN-F body only, in the black color scheme, going for $680 with free US shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat shipping) and it comes with a 1-year Olympus warranty. You can buy up to ten per customer at the sale price.

Speaking of daily deals, the Best Buy daily deals are headlined by another variant of the Sandisk sale, featuring a total of 24 products, a mix of WD and Sandisk, including the 128GB Extreme PLUS SDXC (or microSDXC) for $30 each

Sony 12mm f2 NCS CS MF for $249 [E/X/m43/EF-M]

For a limited time, Adorama is having a flash sale on the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF manual focus lens going for $249 with free US shipping in the Sony E, Fuji X, M43rds and Canon EF-M in the black color scheme. Additionally, the Sony E version is also on sale for $249 in the silver color while, while the silver Fuji X and M43rds go for $20 more…

Speaking of Adorama, they are having a limited time Studio/Lighting gear sale of their house brands (along with a few name brands like iKAN) for the weekend…

12% off Used Lenses with KEH Camera coupon (ends Fri PM)

Good until Friday May 10 in 2019 AD, up until 11:59pm ET, coupon code LENS5A gets you 12% off Used Lenses at KEH Camera. The offer excludes ‘NEW’ and ‘Like New’ (LN) products. Leica branded lenses are also excluded.

As usual, the ultimate decider for what qualifies for the coupon is their shopping cart. You can “test” the coupon without having to login or create a KEH account: just add items of interest in the shopping cart and enter the coupon code and see what happens…

Grey-market Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS II for $189

The new condition Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS III goes for $399 at authorized Fuji USA dealer such as B&H Photo

But if you want to pay half the price but not get any warranty, AND you are okay with the second generation (II) of the lens, for the next five days you can get it as international grey-market for $189 with free US shipping at Massdrop… Orders will ship at the end of April by Massdrop… This offer is only available to US addresses…

PS: speaking of Massdrop, they have brought back the Peak Design camera straps sale with the straps dropping to $40 ONCE you select a specific option in their shopping cart. The price you see on their website before these steps is $50… There are optional add-ons for $more$ as well… All available options are listed in the product description… They come with a Peak Design limited lifetime warranty… They will ship in late April 2019 by Massdrop…

Refurbished Fuji sale: XQ1 for $150, X-T10 w/16-50 II OIS for $390 [or w/18-55 for $580], X-E2S w/18-55 for $710, X-T2 w/18-55 for $925

Woot is having a long-running Camera products sale featuring 15 options at the moment. They last for a few weeks unless they sell out (four sold out already). As of the time of writing, the following are in-stock, headlined by refurbished Fuji cameras that come with a 90-day Fuji warranty:

+ Fuji XQ1 fixed lens camera for $150

+ Fuji X-T10 with 16-50 OIS II for $390 in

+ Fuji X-T10 with 18-55/2.8-4 R LM OIS for $580

+ Fuji X-E2S with 18-55 for $710

+ Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 for $925

+ the X-system cameras above are available in either silver or black

+ find them all at the long-running Woot camera sale

Also part of the sale are:

+ Fuji instax options $42 to $54

+ action camera bundle for $38, Canon NB-6LH battery for $27, and a DJI filter pack

NOTE: all the Fuji cameras that are part of this sale are REFURBISHED with a 90-day Woot FUJI warranty…

Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 for $560 [MD]

Massdrop is back on again with a new lens offering. It is the new condition Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 lens offered for $560 with free US shipping. International shipping appears to hover around $10 but I can’t check all the countries in the universe 🙂

There is no mention of warranty in the listing, and this is the international version of the lens. In other words, a grey market from the perspective of the US market.

The offer runs for the next seven days (from posting time) and will get shipping in mid-to-late April 2019 by Massdrop

In new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers this goes for $1000 (eg B&H, Adorama). Used prices start at $559 in condition “V” at Adorama

Fuji X-T100 body with EF-X20 flash and Domke bag and more for $560 [limited time only!]

If you are interested in the Fuji X-T100 mirrorless camera, grab your e-wallets! For a very limited time, Adorama is offering this Fuji X-T100 bundle for $560 with free US shipping. For that, you receive:

  • Fuji X-T100 body-only in dark-silver
  • Fuji EF-X20 flash
  • Fuji F-5XB camera bag by Domke
  • 32GB Fuji SD card
  • Peak Design strap

This bundle is of potential interest if you want the EF-X20 flash and the Domke bag which go for $194 and $120 respectively on their own. If neither piques your interest, the X-T100 with 15-45 OIS PZ XC kit goes for $600 with free accessories but not these two $314 accessories…

In-Stock Alert: Fuji X-T30 Body for $900, with 35mm f2 for $1000

Fuji X fans, unite and open your wallets 🙂 The new X-T30 camera is now in-stock and shipping for its starting price of $900 as body only in the silver and black color schemes at Adorama… If you want a “take pictures with” kit, B&H Photo is offering it with the 35mm f2 lens for $1000 in the silver color scheme… Meanwhile amazon.com has a March 27 release estimate for itself, but there’s also plenty of 3rd-party sellers over there. With many colors and kit options, this is quite an adventure sorting them all over there…