Sony iLC and Fixed Lens Camera Instant Savings

Sony has launched another instant savings promotion featuring various iLC and Fixed lens cameras, some of which get free extra accessories included by B&H. Click on “Load More” over there to see all the options. A total of 23 cameras are included, but no Michael Jordan 🙂

Various Rokinon Xeen Cine Primes for $1795 each (EF, F, M43, E, PL)

$1795 is the magical price for a number of Rokinon Xeen Profesional Cine Manual Focus lenses at Adorama for a limited time. The following lenses go for $1795 each:

+ 14mm T3.1, 16mm T2.6
+ 20mm T1.9, 24mm T1.5
+ 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5
+ 85mm T1.5, 135mm T2.2

The lenses are available in the following mounts:
+ DSLR: Nikon F, Canon EF
+ Mirrorless: M43, Sony E
+ PL mount
+ all options are nicely organized by lens, in ascending focal length order at Adorama

Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for $999 (E)

Hide your E-wallets E-system E-photographers, a prime temptation wants to take a macro look into your wallet! The new condition Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for the Sony E-System is on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo

For more action, check their Featured Sales.

PS: B&H too has a 1-Day Sandisk Sale which more or less mirrors the Amazon Gold Box deal. So if you need even more units at the same price, you have two places to buy them from.

Fuji X-T20 kits drop $100 (Body for $799, Etc)

As part of the new Fuji Instant Savings, the Fuji X-T20 camera is down by $100, with the Body Only going for $799, the X-T2 with 16-50 going for $899, and the X-T2 with 18-55mm going for $1100.

Adorama has a super bundle but it remains at $1199 and includes the Fuji X-T20 with 16-50 and 50-230 and Fuji hand grip and Lowepro 140 and 16GB Sandisk Extreme and ProOptic filter kit, Corel software bundle, Lowepro lens case, and a few more lens-a-ccessories.

New Canon (EF) and Fuji (X, GF) Instant Savings

Sundays are the starts of new “shopping weeks” and promotions at retailers and also by manufacturers through their MAP-controlled “Instant Savings” promotions. This Sunday we have two new instant savings promotions going live, nicely organized by B&H Photo as follows:

+ Canon Instant Savings featuring five DSLRs and 13 lenses

+ Fuji Instant Savings featuring a handful of cameras and lenses, in the X System and the GF* system too
+ also available nicely organized at Adorama

+ in progress, I don’t think mentioned them before, there are some Panasonic Instant Savings, nicely organized at Adorama

(ENDED) Sony a6500 body only drops to $1218

As of a 10/17/17 AM re-check, this sale is over; the camera is back to $1400…

A Clash of the Shopping Titans! The new condition Sony a6500 body only is currently on sale for the very specific price of $1218 with free shipping at Walmart by Walmart itself and also at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).

Both places have open marketplaces, so make sure you pay attention to who the actual seller in the listings you are looking at is [such a tortured sentence!]. The new condition price at other dealers is $1400 (eg Adorama).

In-stock now: Silver Fuji X-E3 with 23mm f2 R for $1150

If you had been waiting for the silver Fuji X-E3 with 23mm f2 R to get in-stock, you are in luck! The silver kit at its starting price of $1150 is in-stock and ready to ship at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer.

It is also in-stock from Cameta thru Amazon. It ships directly from Cameta, but if you are a Prime member, you get Prime-like shipping delivery (it’s a lesser known Prime benefit).

If you prefer the black color scheme, it remains in-stock and shipping for $1150 at Amazon by Amazon itself.

For more, check the Stock Status Tracker.

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-E3 with 23mm f2 R for $1150

New arrival! The black color scheme of the new Fuji X-E3 with the 23mm f2 R Fuji lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1150 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer. Only the black color scheme is in-stock.

Also in-stock from Amazon itself is the X-E3 Body Only (Black) for $900 and the Silver-Black too.

Refurbished Olympus F2.8 PRO Zoom Trio Back In-Stock

The more doorbustery refilled offers at the Olympus Outlet store are sold out as of this recheck, but the trio of professional f2.8 zoom lenses are back in-stock, in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as follows:

+ refurbished 12-40mm f2.8 for $680
+ goes for $900 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg Adorama

+ refurbished 7-14mm f2.8 for $975
+ goes for $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg Adorama

+ refurbished 40-150mm f2.8 for $1125
+ goes for $1400 in new condition at authorized dealers, eg B&H Photo

Refurbished Olympus 300mm f4 IS PRO for $2125

A surprise PRO lens also made its appearance at the official Olympus Outlet store, it is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO going for $2125 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

This is a “miracle lens” as it has Optical Image Stabilization, a rarity for Olympus M43rds lenses since their camera body had embraced sensor-shift stabilization a few digital-centuries ago.

The price is a close call though, in new condition at authorized deals such as Adorama and B&H Photo it goes for $2500 with $100 promotional rewards.

This in-stock in “extremely limited availability” per the listing…

(ENDED) Sony 50mm f1.8 (SEL50F18) for $209 [E]

As of a 10/10/17 re-check, this sale ended…

The new condition Sony 50mm f1.8 (E) lens, model SEL50F18, in the black color scheme, is currently on sale for a limited time for $209 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per customer.

This is an old fashioned Amazon sale, not a lightning deal. There is no ticking clock on the offer, so expiration time/date is unknown.

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 9-18mm f4-5.6 ED for $400 [m43]

These too sold out as of a 10/10/17 PM recheck and its page has been removed temporarily (404) as usual… Check to see which offers “survived” at the Olympus Outlet store

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 pancake for $90 [m43]

The price was too good to last, as of 2:35pm ET recheck, it is sold out and its page removed temporarily (404)… Check to see which offers “survived” at the Olympus Outlet store

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Refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60

A couple more items have been added to the Olympus Outlet store. If you are looking for a budget M43rds zoom lens, the manufacturer refurbished M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R is back in-stock for $60. Shipping is extra unless your order total is $100+ (I think).

All Olympus E-M10 III Kits In-Stock at Normal Prices

All four official Olympus kits for their new E-M10 III micro four thirds mirrorless camera are now in-stock at B&H Photo at their normal prices of $650 (body only) or $800 (with 14-42 EZ) in the silver or black color schemes.

On the other hand, if you prefer the previous generation models or their price-ranges, you might as well go manufacturer refurbished at the Olympus USA outlet store where the manufacturer refurbished E-M10 II body goes for $300, or with the 14-42mm EZ for $430. These come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.

FREE Sony HVL-F60M Flash and Extras with Sony a9 purchase

A new promotion is now running for the Sony a9 full frame mirrorless cameras! For the same price of $4500, you can get the Sony HVL-F60M Wireless Flash for FREE. This is a $550 flash, that’s a freebie that’s worth 12% the price of the camera. But that’s not all. Some retailers are adding freebies of their own in addition to the free Sony flash:

At B&H Photo you also get a free SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card.

At Adorama you also get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, Lowepro 140 camera bag, Corel software, 3Pod table-top tripod, memory card wallet, Flashpoint remote, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Imported Panasonic GH5 Body with 1-YR Seller Warranty for $1550

The new condition Panasonic GH5 body only continues steady for $2000 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers [towards the middle of the Stock Status Tracker], but the prices of the imported grey-market models are now showing more signs of discounting!

Among the latest eBay Deals, ebay seller “6ave” (99%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH5 body only kits for $1550 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA warranty). Limit three per customer.

This is the lowest price I recall seeing. The previous low price I saw was in the $1600s.

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II with Extras for $898

In a sale parallel to the 35-100, the new condition Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 II OIS M43rds lens is bundled with free accessories for $898 with free shipping at Adorama:

+ Corel software bundle (five titles)
+ ProOptic 58mm MC UV slim filter
+ Slinger neoprene lens pouch
+ lens shade
+ lens wrap and lens cap tether
+ lens cleaning kit

If none of these freebies, “speak to you”, you can get the lens without any freebies but with 4% promotional rewards (about $36 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama.

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 II with Extras for $998

The new condition Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 II PowerOIS M43rds lens is down to $998 with free shipping but that’s not all. At Adorama, you get a boatload of freebies for the same price of $998. The free items are:

+ Corel software bundle (five titles)
+ ProOptic 58mm digital filter kit
+ Slinger neoprene lens pouch
+ lens cap tether
+ lens cleaner and cleaning kit

If none of these freebies, “speak to you”, you can get the lens without any freebies but with 4% promotional rewards (about $40 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II for $249 (Sony E, Canon EF-M) or $259 (Fuji X)

If you are a fan of the Sony E system, it’s your lucky lens day! The new condition Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II lens in either the silver or the black color scheme is on sale for $249 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The options for other systems vary. The Canon EF-M is also going for $249 at Amazon and Adorama, while the Fuji X version goes for $259 at B&H Photo.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (Sony E) with $49 Rewards for $1234

Learning to count is the sale price of the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E Mount lens, it currently goes for $1234 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $49 in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo for a limited time.

UPDATE but that’s not all! A total of eight Zeiss E-mount lenses are on sale, you can see them all and their prices at B&H Photo including Batis and Loxia lenses with prices ranging from $899 to $1899.

In-Stock: Fuji X-E3 Silver with 18-55 for $1300

Some of the Fuji X-E3 kits (body only, and with 18-55) and color combinations are already in-stock at Amazon by various 3rd-party sellers, but if you prefer to buy camera gear from Amazon itself, we have good news for you, the silver color scheme of the Fuji X-E3 with 18-55mm is now in-stock and shipping for its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.

For more cameras and such, check the Stock Status Tracker.

In-Stock Now: various Fuji X-E3 kits at normal prices

A number of Fuji X-E3 kits are now in-stock at their normal prices. As usual, situations can be kerfuflly on release day and supplies are often limited, so YMMV…

+ Fuji X-E3 body only (silver) for $900 by Kenmore Camera (eBay) (one unit left) and PhotoCraft thru Amazon (two left)

+ Fuji X-E3 body only (black) for $900 by Kenmore Camera (eBay) (one unit left)

+ Fuji X-E3 with 18-55mm (silver) for $1300 by PhotoCraft thru Amazon (four left)

+ Fuji X-E3 with 18-55mm (black) for $1300 by Kenmore Camera (eBay) (two units left)

+ the camera is also included in the Stock Status tracker

In-Stock Alert: Olympus E-M10 III Body for $650

The “smartphonization” of digital cameras (the addition of smartphone-like features, Wifi, touchscreens, NFC, companion apps, syncing, etc) has the added benefits to manufacturers of encouraging photographers to follow the upgrade cycles, similar to the smartphone upgrade cycles.

With that master of the obvious generalization out of the way, we have a new in-stock alert! The recently revealed [see New Cameras of 2017] Olympus E-M10 III body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $650 at Adorama in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme! Free expedited shipping is included!

If instead you prefer a previous generation model, getting reliable used (eg from places that test and stand behind their used products like KEH, B&H, Adorama) or manufacturer refurbished can save you money while lowering the risks of a eBay purchases from unreliable sellers.

Which brings us to the Olympus Outlet store currently offering the E-M10 II body only in manufacturer refurbished condition for $300 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, or with the 14-42mm EZ lens for $430.

Refurbished Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye [M43] for $660

The Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye lens (Micro Four Thirds) goes for $1000 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo with 4% promotional rewards, or 5% statement credit for Prime members paying with a Prime credit card at Amazon.

But if you want to save, then off to the Olympus Outlet store we go where they are offering this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $660 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

SLR Magic: 8mm f4 [m43] for $199, 50mm f1.1 Cine (E) for $299

A couple of SLR Magic bang for the buck lenses are currently on sale!

In the world of Micro Four Thirds, the new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 goes for $199 at B&H Photo and $200 at Adorama with free shipping and handling.

In the world of Sony E, the new condition SLR Magic 50mm F1.1 Cine Lens lens goes for $299 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Fuji X-E3 added to Stock Status Tracker

The Fuji X-E3 is estimated by Amazon to come out September 28, but you know how it is with estimates. So I have just added the X-E3 body only to the Stock Status Tracker. I will also keep an eye on the other two official kits, but the compromise made in order to add it to the Tracker without adding more overhead was to focus on the X-E3 body only.

Imported Sony a7R II Body with 1-YR Seller Warranty for $2140

The Sony a7R II body only goes for $2500 at authorized dealers which are bundling it with useful freebies (eg, Lightroom 6 or 4TB Western Digital external HDD). But if you prefer a lower price instead…

… to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” (99.2%, New York) is offering the Sony a7R II body in imported grey-market new condition with a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA) for $2140 with free shipping. Limit three per customer. Over 1300 units have been sold from this listing according to the eBay stats.

Reminder: Fuji X-E3 estimated to ship September 28

The new Fuji X-E3 mirrorless camera (available in three different kits) is estimated to be in-stock around September 28 (2017), but keep in mind, as it is often the case with new camera releases in limited quantities, the dates can shift and change as time goes by!

We are still a couple of days away from the release giving you time to research this camera and alternative cameras/systems so you can make an educated decision before it rolls out.

Pre-orders are accepted for $900 (body only), $1150 (w/23mm f2), $1300 (w/18-55) at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

PS: if you are an Amazon Prime member, AND you have either the Amazon Chase Prime VISA credit card or the Amazon Prime Store credit card, AND you pay for your order with it, you can get 5% back as a statement credit. However, if you are offered and accept any special 0% financing promotion with the Amazon Store Credit Card, you will not earn a 5% statement credit.

Free 4TB WD External HDD with Sony a7R II or a7S II

For a limited time (until 9/30/17 PM), B&H Photo is bundling a FREE 4TB Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive with the purchase of select Sony a-series full frame cameras at their regular prices: the Sony a7S II Body Only goes for $2500 with free expedited shipping, while the Sony a7R II Body Only goes for $2500 with free expedited shipping.

If you don’t want/need a 4TB external HDD, there are alternative options for freebies with purchase at the same prices of $2500 and $2800 respectively:

At Adorama, the Sony a7S II Body Only freebie options include Lightroom 6 OR a Tascam DR-10SG Shotgun Mic OR a bundle of photo-accessories including the Corel software bundle.

At Adorama, the Sony a7R II Body Only freebie options include Lightroom 6 OR a Tascam DR-10S Mic OR a bundle of photo-accessories including the Corel software bundle.

Speaking of Adorama, for a limited time, they are offering the new condition Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation) for $134 with free shipping.

Refurbished Canon Mirrorless w/1-YR Warranty: M10 w/15-45 and two Grips for $399; M3 with 18-55 and EVF-DC1 EVF for $499

Three of the four refurbished Olympus refills of yesterday continue (the E-M10 II and silver Pen-F) to be in-stock as of the time of writing, and so do many of the Canon Pumpkin Spice Sales.

A couple of them are “take pictures with” kits if you want to try out the Canon Mirrorless system without spending too much money on it. Both the M3 and M10 mirrorless cameras are starting to fade out in new condition from authorized dealers (eg a number of kits are gone from B&H and Adorama).

Both of the kits offered by the Canon USA store come with a full 1-year warranty and they also come with free accessories to make them more tempting…

Canon M10

The refurbished Canon M10 with 15-45mm EF-M in the black color scheme goes for $399 and includes two free BG-E3 grips, one brown, one black. They go for $24 each on their own. You can keep the extra grips but they are also simple enough to sell or trade with photo-friends…

In new condition, this kit goes for $450 at Adorama without the two free BG-E3 grips. So mayhaps the grips are the deciding factor?

Canon M3

Meanwhile the refurbished Canon M3 with 18-55 IS STM EF-M goes for $499 and it has a freebie of its own, the EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder included automatically by Canon’s outlet store while this promotion is running…

In new condition, this kit is not available at B&H and Adorama, but you can get the M3 body only with the usual freebies (NOT the EVF-DC1 EVF) for $429 at Adorama. The EVF-DC1 is a more expensive freebie, it goes for around $200 on its own, and it’s more versatile, you can also use it with the G3 X and G1 X II rawsumers, which by the way are also on sale as part of the Pumpkin Sale.

PS: it appears we have an impromptu theme today, long-ass/long-winded posts 🙂

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body for $300

Olympus has began refilling their refurbished camera gear at the GetOlympus USA store, and as of the time of writing, the refurbished E-M10 II body onlies are back:

+ refurbished Olympus E-M10 Mark II Body (Black) for $300

+ refurbished Olympus E-M10 Mark II Body (Silver) for $300

+ they come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty

+ both of these are in-stock as of 5:53pm ET

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F silver for $750 [updated]

Never a dull moment today! Olympus has began refilling their refurbished camera gear at the GetOlympus USA store, and as of the time of writing, the refurbished PEN-Fs are back:

+ SOLD OUT as of 9/22/17 AM re-check
+ refurbished Olympus PEN-F black for $700

+ refurbished Olympus PEN-F silver for $750

+ they come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty

+ both of these are in-stock as of 5:53pm ET

Used Bower 14mm T3.1 Cine for $140 [Sony E/NEX]

Back to the Bargain BIN deep cuts, the Bower Super-Wide 14mm T3.1 Digital Cine Lens for Sony E (NEX), model SLY14VDSE, is available in “USED – Like New” condition, with a more detailed description and a gallery of pictures of the used item, going for $147 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. This is the only option that’s available at this price!

PS: the one 1-star review there is from someone who received the wrong model.

Used Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter (Bronica ETR Lenses to Fuji X Cameras) for $21

Among the latest items featured in the Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin Sale, you can get in “USED – Like New” condition, in damaged original packaging, the Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter for Bronica ETR Mount SLR Lenses to Fujifilm X-Series camera bodies for the very specific price of $20.68 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order.

If you need a little something to get to $25+, check our previous AmazonBasics posts or add … 108 Stash Herbal Tea bags for $5.10 🙂

Pre-order Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic for $200

Lensbabies are multiplying like bunnies these days. The new Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic is available for pre-ordering for $200. This if you already have a compatible Lensbaby “Lens Body”.

If not, fear not, they also have bundles of the Sweet 80 with the Composer Pro II, together available for pre-order for $379 at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon, Pentax K, Sony A, or Canon in SLR systems, and in your choice of Fuji X, M43rds, Sony E or Samsung NX in mirrorless systems.

Fuji X-T20 with 16-50 and 50-230 and Hand Grip and LOTS of Extras for $1200

In a new “blessed by Fuji” bundle, you can now get the new condition Fuji X-T20 with the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II and 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS II lenses and the Fuji Metal Hand Grip, all together for $1200 at authorized dealers.

But that’s not all! If you like the silver Fuji X-T20 bundle, Adorama is offering additional free accessories for the same price of $1200: Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB Sandisk SD card, 58mm Pro-Optic Filters kit, lens cap tether, memory card wallet, another 58mm MC UV filter, a Slinger soft lens case, and the Corel software bundle.

Likewise, Adorama offers the black X-T20 bundle with the same accessories and the same price of $1200.

Even if you don’t need the extra accessories, you can save them when you create photography gift bundles for your friends and family during the holidays or birthdays and graduations and such. Or you can donate them to a local school or art center.

If you are a fan of B&H, as of the time of writing, the black X-T20 bundle is in-stock and shipping at B&H Photo, but no additional freebies.

DEAL ENDED: FREE 35mm f2R lens with Fuji X-T1 kits

The party is sadly over for the Fuji promotion that got you a FREE 35mm f2R lens with the purchase of select Fuji X-T1 kits at authorized dealers. Not only that, but the price of the various camera kits went up as well…

I will be monitoring the situation and post new alerts if or when the promotion returns. I saved the entries from the Stock Tracker, so I can quickly re-add/re-use them if/when necessary…

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 with Extras for $148 [m43] {updated}

If you are looking for a budget “normal” Micro Four Thirds lens, the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens continues to go for $148 with free shipping in new condition at authorized dealers, but that’s not all. Some of them are offering extras!

This sale continues as of 9/17/17 recheck: you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (around $6~ towards future purchases) at B&H Photo.

As of a 9/17/17 recheck, the price returned to $250… At Adorama you get the Corel Software Bundle (five software titles), and a 3-piece filter kit with case, a lens wrapper, tether, and cleaning kit.