Sony a6500 Sales Live: w/55-210 for $1550 [add 16-50 for $150 more]

As promised in the heads up post, two more Sony a6500 kit discounts are now live at B&H Photo. The previously mentioned a6X00 discounts continue[find them in the E-mount posts]. So to summarize the a6500 situation, here’s where the various a6500 kits stand:

+ body only not on sale, remains at $1400
+ with 16-50mm for $1546
+ with 55-210mm for $1546
+ with 16-50mm and 55-210mm for $1696
+ see them all at B&H Photo

Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm and $50 Gift Card and $24 Rewards for $597

To the land of the Micro Four Thirds we return, where Adorama is offering the Panasonic GX7 with the 14-42mm and a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) for $597 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme.

For more action, check the latest Adorama featured sales.

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-T2 body only for $1600

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and the Fuji X-T2 body only is currently in-stock at its normal price of $1600 as follows:

+ OneCall thru Amazon (one left)
+ OneCall directly
+ OneCall on eBay (one left)
+ Amazon itself (PRIME ONLY)

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 for $1200

Another option in the E-system a6XXX-series, the Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 kit is currently on sale for $1196 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo and by Beach upon Amazon (Prime shipping speed but ships directly from Beach Camera). To detect this benefit, you have to be logged as a Prime member, and pay attention to the highlighted areas of the screenshot below:

Note also that the a6500 two-lens kit with the same lenses will be discounted to $1700 on Sunday. The usual price trade-offs of latest versus not-latest model.

The Sony 55-210mm lens goes for $350 on its own but it is combined-purchase discounted when it is bundled with camera kits or bundles.

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and 55-210 and Freebies for $798

While not reaching Nikon APS-C DSLR level of choice overwhelm, the Sony E-system is getting there with many old and new cameras and kits floating in the market. One of them, of potential interest as a “taking pictures with” starter kit is the Sony a6000 with the 16-50 and 55-210 lenses, on sale for $798 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 5% promotional rewards = $40~ to spend in future B&H purchases) and Adorama (Slinger, 16GB Lexar, filters, Corel)

Sony a6500 with 55-210mm OSS for $1546 (on sale NOW)

Two Sony a6500 kits discounts will go live on Sunday but one of them has already gone live, it’s a non-standard kit, the Sony a6500 with 55-210mm (f4.5-6.3 OSS E, black) is currently on sale for $1546 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The sale continues until March 4 in 2017, so you can wait until Sunday if you are not certain which one of these kits to get.

TL;DR: the a6500 with 55-210 is on sale NOW, while the other two kits (16-50 or 16-50 & 55-210) will go on sale on Sunday.

Heads Up: Starting Sunday: Sony a6500 kit discounts

This is a Heads Up alert! Starting on Sunday 2/19/17, the following two Sony a6500 kits will be discounted at B&H Photo as follows:

+ a6500 with 16-50mm will drop from $1700 to $1546
+ a6500 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm will drop from $2044 to $1696
+ the above prices will go live on Sunday 2/19/17

For reference, the a6500 body only currently goes for $1400. I do not know if that will be discounted.

If you are interested in either of these kits, you may want to wait until Sunday. However, another non-standard kit with the 55-210 has already gone live. That one in the post above this!

(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a6300 with 16-50 for $930

As of a 2/19/17 recheck, this is sold out… Used supplies are limited…

To add to the option-overwhelm, the Sony a6300 with the 16-50mm is available in “Used – Condition 9” at B&H Photo for $930 with free shipping.

Used items at B&H come with a 90-day warranty from B&H. Given that B&H is a well-known and reputable dealer, this is a lower risk used purchase than buying from cookie-cutter eBay refurbishers and such.

Note also that many of the new condition a6X00 kits are on sale now and a couple of a6500 kits will go on sale this weekend – check the Sony E-System posts to see them all.

In-Stock Now: Sigma SD Quattro H Mirrorless Camera for $1200

You could sell the Audi Quattro and buy the whole Sigma Foveon line-up. Just a thought 🙂 Which brings us to the Sigma SD Quattro H mirrorless camera, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, Sigma has mirrorless APS-H cameras that take Sigma SA lenses. Yet Nikon insisted on the 1-inch system 🙂

(SOLD OUT) Used Fuji X-T2 body only for $1399

As of a late 2/16/17 re-check, the used option got scooped up and is no longer available. Used supplies are typically limited, especially for new-release and hard-to-find cameras… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker… Original post after the jump for historical reference only…

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Pre-order new Canon M6 mirrorless

Meanwhile Canon is slowly started to take mirrorless a bit more seriously than Nikon, and today they have revealed a brand new EF-M mirrorless camera, the M6. This 24mp APS-C camera is available in three official kits, the body only for $779, the with 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $900, and the with 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1279. Pre-orders are accepted as follows, with a late March 2017 release guestimate:

Canon M6 pre-orders

Both the 15-45mm and 18-150mm lenses are f3.5-6.3 IS STM. It is not a typo 🙂 Also part of this new product group is the Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder available for pre-ordering in either silver or black (sorry, no Raiders edition) for $249.

This camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 page, making this the fifth mirrorless camera to be announced this year (along with the Panasonic GH5 and GX850 and the Fuji X-T20 and GFX 50S).

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

HOW to get the LEICA COMBINED PURCHASE DISCOUNT

  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

Buy Olympus 75mm f1.8, Get 45mm f1.8 FREE

The “Olympus Portrait Kit” (Micro Four Thirds) currently breaks down as getting the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for FREE when you purchase the Olympus 75mm f1.8. The 75mm on its own goes for $900, and so does the Portrait kit. Meanwhile the 45mm f1.8 on its own goes for $324. You also get 4% promotional rewards on the bundle (about $36 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo. The same price is available by various at Amazon but you don’t get 4% rewards. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store Card, you get 5% cashback on the credit account [see Prime benefits].

Pre-orders open: two new Sony FE Primes (85/1.8, 100/2.8 OSS)

UPDATE 2/9/17: the two lenses and flash Sony announced on Tuesday are now available for pre-ordering:

+ Sony FE 85mm f1.8 for $600
+ Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS for $1500

Also coming along for the ride is the Sony HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash for $400, with the same pre-order date as the two lenses above.

These two have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page.

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic for $250

The mystery of how lenses have babies remains, but that does not stop sales from happening. The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic for is currently on sale for $250 in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR systems, and the Fuji X, Sony E, and Samsung NX mirrorless systems at Adorama, another one of their latest WPPI 2017 specials.

Used Fuji X-A3 w/16-50 for $539 to $549

If you are comfortable with used camera gear, the brown color-scheme of the Fuji X-A3 with the 16-50mm lens is available in “Used – Like New” condition for $549~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. They even have three pictures of the actual unit.

Or if you prefer a lower price but with slower shipping, you can get it in “Used – Demo condition” for $529 plus shipping (around $10 for the slowest shipping method) at Adorama.

In-stock: Fuji X-A10 w/16-50 for $499

Another one of the new cameras is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Fuji X-A10 wtih the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens, in the one color scheme it is available (black/silver) going for its starting price of $499 with free shipping by B&H Photo and Adorama and Adorama thru Amazon (eg if you have Amazon gift card or promotional credit waiting to get spent).

Panasonic GH4 Body and $200 Gift Card for $1200

If you can resist the $2000 Panasonic GH5 siren song, the Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 Adorama gift card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at Adorama. Or instead of the $200 gift card, they offer other other freebies. This is part of their WPPI specials.

Or if you are comfortable with imported grey-market, you can get it for $918 by Eagle Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon (no gift card obviously).

New Sony Instant Savings on iLCs and Fixed Lens Cameras: a6300 body for $900 with $100 GC, Etc

Sony has launched a new round of instant savings on select E-system and A-system cameras and fixed lens cameras. You can find all participating items nicely organized at the B&H Photo website.

The sales include, among others:
+ Sony a6300 kits get a $100 B&H Photo gift card: body for $900, with 16-50 for $1050, two lens kit for $1200
+ Sony a6000 kits get a $50 B&H Photo gift card; with 16-50mm for $650; two lens kit for $800
+ Sony a68 body for $550, with lens for $650
+ Sony RX100 Mark V with $100 gift card for $1000
+ Sony RX100: Mark IV for $850, Mark III for $700, Mark II for $550
+ various Cybershot models
+ prices in the blog-post are rounded up to rounded prices (eg $850 instead of $848)
+ see all eligible models at the B&H Photo website

The above are the changes with the latest iterations. Many of the previous offers are continuing, you can find them at the B&H Sony Instant Savings page. Hit “Load More” at the bottom to see more.

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and $100 Gift Card for $1050

The Sony a6300 with 16-50mm kit is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo gift card, together going for $1050 with free shipping at B&H Photo, among the latest Sony Instant Savings specials.

Meanwhile the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm is bundled with a $50 B&H Photo gift card, together going for $650 with free shipping, in your choice of four a6000 color schemes.

Used Sony a6500 body for $1223

If you are comfortable with used cameras, the Sony a6500 body only is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1223 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. They have a description of its condition and they even have four pictures, which is rare for Warehouse Deals (may be a new experimental feature?). The new condition price at authorized dealers is $1400.

Sony 16mm f2.8 with 5yr New Leaf and Filter for $223 (E-mount)

If you are fond of E-system primes and extended lens warranties, Adorama is offering the new condition silver Sony 16mm f2.8 lens with a 5-year New Leaf extended warranty and a Vivitar 49mm filter for $223 with free shipping. This is among their Better Than Chocolate sales.

On the other hand, if you don’t like extended warranties, you can get the lens for the same price but with 4% promotional rewards (instead of the other extras) at B&H Photo, among their latest Featured Sales.

(ENDED) Olympus Pen-F Body drops to $918 (both colors; limit 5 each)

As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, the price returned to $1100… The Olympus Pen-F body only is currently on sale for $918 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to five units per color per customer in either the silver Pen-F color scheme or the black Pen-F color scheme.

Olympus E-M5 II with 12-50mm and $40 Rewards for $1000 (Optional: add Lenses or Bags for combined purchase discount)

For a limited time, the Olympus E-M5 II body is bundled with the Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens and $40~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) at Adorama in the black E-M5 II or the silver E-M5 II color schemes… Offer ends 2/25/17…

But that’s not all. Optionally you can purchase this bundle along with select Olympus M43 lenses for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” section and then cilck on the “Camera Lens Deals” section. A mix of primes and zooms are eligible, for example, you can add the 40-150mm for $99 more, or the 12-40mm f2.8 for $699 more… Also there, you can add 24/7 Traffic Collection camera bags for +$7 to +$35 depending on which bag you select.

In-stock now: Panasonic GX850 w/12-42 for $550

The new Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS is now in-stock in the silver color scheme for its starting price of $550 at the official Panasonic USA store.

If you prefer to buy from independent retailers (instead of the manufacturer) it is expected to start shpiping on Wednesday at Amazon by Amazon itself. Therea are no date estimates at the moment at Adorama and B&H Photo.

LIVE NOW: new Olympus Discounts: E-M5 II, E-M10 II, Pen-F, various M43rds Lenses

If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:

+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo

Imported Sony a7S II body w/1yr seller warranty for $2199

Back to the Trending eBay deals, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market digital cameras with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sony USA), you can get the new condition Sony a7s II body only for $2199 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five units per customer, by ebay seller “Deals ALL Year” (99.9%, New Jersey).

At authorized Sony USA dealers, you can get this for $2700 with a variety of free accessory bundles. For example, at Adorama you can get a $200 Adorama gift certificate, or a Tascam shotgun mic, or a bundle of other accessories.

IN-Stock: Fuji X-T2 body for $1600

This is the first of three Fuji x-T2 related posts that resulted from the update of the Stock Status Tracker. The new condition Fuji X-T2 body only is currently in-stock at its standard price of $1600 at Amazon by Amazon itself.

If you are interested in buying these, please consider making your purchases through the affiliate links to the various retailers in this and other posts on this blog. This is the main funding method of this poor blog – other than a single Adsense box in the sidebar.

Used Fuji X-T2 body for $1479

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker is a gift that keeps on giving, the Fuji X-T2 body only is currently available in “Used – Like New” condition for $1479 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. The new condition price is $1600 at authorized dealers. There’s also a third body + grip official kit that goes for $1700 but it is currently out of stock. Screenshot below of Amazon Warehouse Deals with things to pay attention to highglighted:

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

I (finally!) just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have some good news if you are a fan of buying used digital cameras, the Fuji X-T2 with the 18-55 lens option is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1662~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. This is Prime eligible. AWD is Amazon’s used sales persona. The new condition price of this kit is $1900. Screenshot below with things to look for highglighted:

Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN ART with Filters & Corel & Extras for $169 (M43, Sony E)

Prime time now, the Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN ART lens is bundled with a handful of freebies for $169 with free shipping, in either black or silver color-schemes at Adorama, in either Sony E-mount or Micro Four Thirds. The freebies include the Corel software bundle (Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc), a Pro-Optic 46mm filters kit, a lens cap, a cap tether, and a cleaning kit… If you don’t need the extras, you can also save them and the next time you hand off a camera or lens to a friend/relative, you can also give them the extra accessories…

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and $50 Gift Card for $698

There are many options these days in the world of Micro Four Thirds cameras. If the Panasonic G7 (in either color scheme) with the 14-42mm kit lens is the one you want, it is currently bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $698 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by submitting a rebate to Panasonic…

Pre-order the new Fuji GFX MF Mirrorless Camera and three GFX Lenses

It’s the official launch of a brand new camera system today. Fuji has unveiled their Mirrorless Medium Format system with a starting line-up of ONE camera and THREE lenses (two prime, one zoom). The camera uses a 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor with 51.4 megapixels, a surface area approximately 1.7x that of 35mm FF. The prices of the camera and lenses are appopriately sized as well and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:

Pre-order new Fuji X-T20 APS-C kits

Fuji is back with another APS-C Fuji X-System camera, the latest model is the X-T20 using the same 24mp X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor like the X100F. The X-T20 is available in three different official kits as follows:

All of today’s new Fuji cameras and lenses have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page.

Pre-order Fuji XF 50mm f2 WR for $449

Fuji continues to build up its X system lens line-up with a new prime lens, the 50mm f2 WR XF, available in black or silver, with a pre-order price of $449 as follows:

All of today’s new Fuji cameras and lenses have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page.

Rokinon Cine CV14M-N 14mm T3.1 (declicked Nikon) for $287

Good until Tuesday 2:34am ET, the Rokinon Cine CV14M-N 14mm T3.1 Cine Wide Angle Lens for Nikon with De-Clicked Aperture and Follow Focus is on sale for $287 (price before sale $319).

Meanwhile ending on Tuesday at 12:09am ET, the Rokinon RK8MS-E 8mm F2.8 Series 2 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Cameras, Silver goes for $224 (price before sale $249).

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 with $100 Gift Card for $698

At CES 2017 [check the tracker of the interesting new cameras/lenses of 2017], Panasonic revealed the second generation of their 12-35mm lens with a pre-order price of $1000.

If you are not tempted by that, you can get the first generation of the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 lens bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for $698 at Adorama.

Sony a5000 with 16-50mm for $300

If you are looking for a budget entry-point into the Sony E-system, the new condition white color scheme of the Sony a5000 with the 16-50mm OSS lens is on sale for a limited time for $300 iwth free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. The shipping estimate is a floating “1 to 2 months” but you can lock up the price by ordering.

Sony a6300 with 16-70mm f4 ZA OSS and $100 GC for $1900

The Sony E-system has been around long enough to have assembled a variety of cameras and lenses, so there are plenty of options in new and used and refurbished. One such option is the new condition Sony a6300 bundled with the 16-70mm f4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar lens and a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $1900 at Adorama.

Fuji X-T2 Body with Fuji VPB-XT2 Battery Grip and Extras for $1700

Also surfacing during the Stock Status update is a brand new Fuji X-T2 option, you can get the body only bundled with the official Fuji VPB-XT2 battery grip for $1700 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The grip on its own goes for around $300. This is currently in-stock and shipping.

But wait, there’s more! At Adorama’s website you get the same X-T2 and Grip bundle for the same price of $1700, but Adorama includes the following extra freebies with your purchase:
+ 32GB Lexar SDHC UHS-II U3
+ 24/7 Medium Holster case
+ Bower 20 memory card wallet
+ Flashpoint Mini Multi-Card Reader USB 2.0
+ obligatory cleaning kit
+ Corel creative software II (includes PaintShop Pro X9, Aftershot PRO 2, VideoStudio 9 and more)

Optionally when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section at Adorama, you can buy this kit with select Fuji X-Lenses for a combined purchase discount.

Fuji X-T2 body only drops to $1579 and in-stock

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker after the CES 2017 madness and we have double good news for Fuji X-T2 hunters!

The X-T2 body only is not only in-stock but slightly discounted, you can get it for $1579 with free shipping by Cardinal Photo on Amazon (in-stock but slow shipping – it’s not Prime eligible) or by Amazon itself (2-5 weeks).

The X-T2 body only is also in-stock for $1600 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

PS: make sure you read the post above this one before buying, there is a new X-T2 bundle offer out now, X-T2 body plus official Fuji Battery Grip and Extras for $1700…

PS2: the Olympus E-M1 II is not in-stock as of this update. Check the Stock Status Tracker for future updates.

Pre-order new Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS

But wait, there’s more! There’s another new Panasonic M43rds lens, yet another second generation model, it is the 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a price of $650 and available for pre-order at that price at Adorama and B&H Photo.

A summary of the new interesting and serious cameras and photo lenses of 2017 so far can be found at the brand new Cameras and Lenses of 2017 Tracker.