In-Stock and with Freebies: Panasonic G9 for $998

Micro Four Thirds shooters of the world, unite and take over! The Panasonic G9 body only is not only in-stock for $998 at B&H Photo, it is also bundled with three useful freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Camera Bag, and Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)…

At Adorama, the only option that is currently in-stock is the G9 body only with Vanguard combo going for $998, and the freebie include the aforementioned Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card and various trinkets…

At Amazon it is in-stock but there are no freebies (other than the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon VISA or store credit card)..

Wedn: Sigma 105/1.4 DG ART HSM (Sony E) for $1249, Spyder X, Bags, Browning, Etc

The Cyber Week party continues at B&H Photo…

… but so does another installment of the B&H daily deals and today (Wednesday 12/4/19, three ’til Xmas 2019) it’s a LENS day!

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4G DG ART HSM for $1249 only in the Sony E mount

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100
+ DataColor SpyderX Elite for $170

+ Browning Strike Force Pro XD Trail Camera for $130 with FREE keychain flashlight

+ PortaBrace Carry Case for DJI Ronin-S for $129

+ MINDSHIFT GEAR Outbound Camera Holsters, four options (10 through 50 model numbers) for $28 to $40

+ Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ 127mm f/9 Reflector Telescope, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bundle for $100 with FREE Moon Filter (werewolves not included)

+ Pelican lights, two options, $15 to $24

Flash Deals
+ now: COREL Painter 2019 (Multi-Lingual Retail Edition, 1-User License, Boxed) for $129
+ later: JBL Active Speaker Starter Pack Studio Monitor Enhancement Set

Used Sony a6000 body (Very Good condition) for $279

IF however you are not interested in the previously mentioned Sony a6000 new condition kits and instead you can to optimize for a lower price, Adorama has the USED a6000 body only for $279 in “Used – Very Good” condition with a 90-day warranty (from Adorama).

Sony a6000 with extras: body for $398, w/16-50 for $448

The Sony Instant Savings promotion reminds us that you can get into the Sony APS-C E-system with a step-up series camera (A6xxx) for just $398. That’s right, the a6000 body only goes for $398 and the “with 16-50mm” kit goes for $448.

At Adorama you have to do some scrolling and paging up-n-down to find all the options but you will be rewards because the “with 16-50” kit gets more additional freebies (flex tripod, extra charger/battery, lens filters, better memory card) than the body only (bag, memory card, cleaning kit, software, card wallet). Note also that the camera is available in two color options, effectively doubling the number of options you have to sort through…

At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme, a 3rd-party battery and a camera bag, while the two lens kit ($598) gets a lens filter as well…

At Amazon, various 3rd-party sellers offer various freebies, a dizzying array of options as there are three official camera kits with two body colors for the camera and many 3rd party retailers 🙂

The names in the a6xx line-up are a bit confused, so confused that even the Wikipedia page is confused. The a6000 come out in 2014, followed by the a6300/a6500 in 2016, and the a6100/a6400/a6600 in 2019, all with 24mp Exmor APS-C CMOS sensors. The newer a6300 has already been discontinued but the a6000 continues as a current model. The all-new a6100 goes for $650 (body) or $750 (w/16-50)…

Sony a7 II with 28-70 and Various Freebies for $999

We all live in a yellow submarine but also in the era of the $1000 “take pictures with” 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in the Sony E-system with the Sony a7 II with the 28-70mm FE lens bundled together for $999 with various freebies offered by select retailers…

At Amazon for example, there is a bundle by Focus Camera that includes a Dolica tripod, Vanguard bag, 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, extra 3rd-party charger/battery, etc…

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme, extra 3rd party battery, RJ bag, lens filter, etc…

At Adorama you get a 32GB Extreme PRO, Slinger bag, lens filter kit, etc…

At Best Buy you get a $25 Shutterfly store credit…

Canon M100 with 15-45mm for $315 [limit 3]

One of the Amazon Cyber Monday deals of the day is a sale of lots of Celestrons (telescopes, binoculars and related items) but hiding underneath them in sheep’s clothing is a sale on the new condition Canon M100 with 15-45mm in the black color scheme going for $315 with free US shipping with up to three per customer. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself…

The camera looks like it is on its way out from retail as already some of the kits have sold out during Black Cyber Fri-Monday and are marked as discontinued at B&H Photo

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and Extras for $448

On the Micro Four Thirds front, the Panasonic G85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses is currently down to $448 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon… Both B&H and Adorama include a variety of freebies with the camera, including memory cards, bags and filters (and trinkets of course)… Sale ends by 11/30/19 at 11:59pm ET…

Canon R mirrorless body with Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to R bodies) and Freebies for $1799

As fate would have it, both Canon and Nikon have competing relatively-recent full-frame mirrorless systems out, so there is competition to “sign up” as many new photographers as early as they can. Which brings us to the Canon EOS R mirrorless body only kit bundled with the Canon EF-to-R mount adapter (EF lenses to R cameras) along with various freebies chosen by the retailers going for $1799 with free shipping.

B&H Photo offers a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, along with a bag and cleaning kit, while Adorama has a feast of options ~ you have to page down to find them all ~ some include general use free accessories while another bundle further down includes a free Vanguard tripod ~ along with the free mount adapter which is a Canon promotion.

At Amazon, various 3rd-party sellers offer various sets of freebies ~ just make sure if you are buying from a 3rd-party seller that that 3rd-party seller is an authorized Canon dealer (so you can get the USA warranty)…

Starts 2:19pm ET: Samyang 35mm f1.4 AF (FE) Lightning Deal

According to the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 2:19pm ET today there is going to be a lightning deal on the new condition Samyang 35mm f1.4 auto focus lens for the Sony E (FE) system. The price before the sale is $499. Since this listing/lens is only available in FE, we are 99% certain the lens that will be on sale will be for E/FE 🙂

Other potentially interesting lightning deals in the next few hours:

+ in-progress: APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam for $40
+ 87% claimed as of 8:53am ET

+ starts 9am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $170

+ starts 5:40pm ET: Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (price before sale $99)

+ starts 6:10pm ET: Godox AD600BM Bowens Mount 600Ws GN87 High Speed Sync Outdoor Flash Strobe Light with 2.4G Wireless X System
+ price before sale $439

+ other items on lighting deal for the next few hours include Nanuk waterproof hard cases, various action cams (of course), tripods, bags, batteries/chargers, lighting and lights, digiframes, etc

Fuji X-T30 body for $799, with 15-45 for $849, w/18-55 for $1099 WITH Extras and Fuji Metal Hand Grip

And now it’s Adorama’s turn to have a blockbuster, they are offering a FREE Fuji metal hand grip with the purchase of various Fuji X-T30 kits at their Black Friday sale prices. The free grip is included automatically with your order (while this promotion is running) by Adorama.

The prices are:

+ X-T30 body only for $799
+ X-T30 with 15-45mm for $849
+ X-T30 with 18-55 for $1099
+ look for kits with other lenses over there as well

On top of this, there are kits with extra free accessories (cards, filters, bags, etc), so check the listings to find the best kit that fits your needs…

The prices are the same, with some free accessories but no free Fuji metal hand grip at B&H Photo and Amazonia

Canon M6 mirrorless body only with freebies for $349

Doorbuster of the mirrorless kind at B&H Photo! You can get the Canon M6 body only in your choice of silver or black color scheme along with free accessories for just $350 with free US shipping. This is new condition! The freebies are a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, a Ruggard camera bag and the obligatory cleaning kit…

Sale ends 12/2/19 at 11:59pm or earlier if sold out…

Canon and Nikon deals at B&H Photo

B&H Photo is also running a dedicated page with all the Nikon Black Friday deals and of course in a Fairness Doctrine (TM) parallel, all the Canon BF deals.

Nikon offers include DSLRs, mirrorless (now that Nikon has gotten over their “Angry Inch” problem), and of course Lenses, along with related camera accessories and the occasional Coolpix P&S camera.

Likewise the Canon sale includes DSLRs, mirrorless (now that Canon has gotten over their me-too EF-M problem), and of course Lenses and assorted camera-related accessories, along with some Powershots with and without RAW.

You can filter them by price-range but also you can use the thin horizontal line that says “ALL DSLR Cameras Mirrorless Cameras” to filter by product type in case you are only interested in specific product categories (eg DSLRs or P&S etc etc).

More on these later on as, unlike a real computer, I cannot spawn multiple background process to digest it all and post it all at once 🙂

Thursday (EU): Olympus Sale: E-M10 II, E-PL9 and Tough TG-6

For those of you shopping in the EU, among the Amazon Germany Gold Box deals for Thursday 11/28/19, Black Friday Eve, also known as Thanksgiving Day, there is an Olympus camera sale featuring:

+ E-PL9 with 14-42 pancake for 417 euro in three colors

+ Tough TG-6 for 369 euro in two colors

+ E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for 455 euro in two color schemes
+ 2-lens kit with 40-150 as well for 540 euro

Zeiss Lens Sale (68 options) [C/N/E/X/M]

Here’s a bold prediction: eventually ZEISS is going to hire Vanilla Ice to do a “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” commercial, be it a serious one or a self-parody. But until then (mayhaps don’t hold your breath) there is a sale of 68 Zeiss Lens options at B&H Photo. Note that this is lens options, not lenses, meaning a lens available in four mounts counts as four options in the listings…

Prices start at $612 and go upwards, but don’t forget to also look at the USED options shown in smaller print in the listings. For example the Tweet 32mm f1.8 for Sony E is available for $425 in “Used Condition 9″…

The most expensive individual lens of this lot is the Otus 100mm f1.4 (ZE, ZF.2) for $4242 but the most expensive items in sale are Prime 4-Packs of Loxia and Batis lenses for Sony E going for $4600~ and $4924~ respectively. Find them all, sorted by price, at the B&H Zeiss sale

The sale is a mix of DSLR lenses (Canon and Nikon) and mirrorless lenses (Sony E, Fuji X) and rangefinder (Leica M, aka ZM)…

Lensbaby Velvet sale: 56mm f1.6 for $375, 85mm f1.8 for $425

Don’t throw the (lens)baby out with the bath water! IF that describes your feelings towards Lensbaby lens-y products, for a limited time B&H Photo is having a Lensbaby sale featuring the following two lenses:

+ Velvet 56mm f1.6 for $375 in Canon EF and RF, Nikon ZZ Top, Fuji X, M43
+ the silver versions for Canon EF and Nikon F go for $400

+ Velvet 85mm f1.8 for $425 in Canon EF and RF, Sony E, Fuji X, M43

In-Stock Now: Sony a9 II body only!!!

Full frame sometimes means full wallet if you want to have top of the line features! If so, the new Sony a9 II full frame E-system mirrorless camera is now in-stock and ready to ship to your photographic hands for its starting price of $4498 at B&H Photo

As of the time of writing, Amazon is in the nebulous “temporarily out of stock” state, while Adorama says “coming soon”…

Tuesday Canon Lenses: EF-M 11-22/4-5.6 IS STM for $250, EF-S 55-250 IS STM for $160

One of the Woot deals of the day for Tuesday 11/26/19 is a Tech Basement sale that features a variety of tech items. Among them there are two Canon new condition lenses as follows:

+ EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Wide Zoom Lens (Japanese Version) for $250 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens for $160 with 1-year Canon warranty

Limit up to ten of each per customer while this promotion runs ~ it ends at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out. Prime members get free shipping (you must needs (one time) connect your Woot and Amazon accounts) or $6 flat shipping for the calendar day for non-Primes…

Starts Tue 10am ET: KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 (Sony E) sale

Sony E-system fans, prime your wallets! Now that we are in the black friday – cider monday holiday shopping season, B&H Photo is bringing back “Flash Deals” (think along the lines of Amazon’s Lightning Deals) inside their Deals of the Day. And they post teasers for them…

So, starting at 10am eastern on Tuesday 11/26/19 (one month to Boxing Day 2019), they tease that they will be offering as a limited time flash sale the new condition KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens for the Sony E-system. The price before the sale is $1480.

NOTE that the link points to the Sony E-system. I do not know if any of the other mount options will also be on sale. We will find out when it goes live at 10am ET on Tuesday. The lens is also available in Fuji X, Micro Three Fourths, Leica Leila (okay, L), and Canon EF-M.

The era of bright primes is definitely upon us…

Also coming up, starting at 5pm ET they will have a flash deal on the new condition Domke J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag (Black). The price before the sale is $237. I do not know what the sale price will be. We be findin’ out when it goes live…

Friday (EU): Panasonic GX880, G70, TZ71, Sandisk Storage, 1-YR Lightroom CC

For the Europeanly inclined, Amazon Germany has began their Black Friday Week of deals and among today’s offerings they have of camera and photo direct interest:

+ Panasonic TZ71 compact zoom for 179 euro (silver color scheme) or 186 (black)

+ Panasonic G70 with 14-42 for 388 euro, with kit extras for 399

+ Panasonic GX880 with 12-32 for 340

+ the M43rs cameras also get a 25 euro promotional credit from Amazon that will be added to your account 30 days after purchase but no earlier than January 2nd in (Happy New Year already) 2020

+ 1-year 1TB Adobe Lightroom CC plan for 80 euro

+ Sandisk Storage sale including:
+ 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC for 15
+ 64GB Extreme microSDXC for 10
+ 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive for 26
+ 128GB flash drive USB 3.0 for 15
+ Ultra microSD for 23~ (200GB), 33 (256GB), 50 euro (400GB)
+ the 200GB wins bang for the buck euro

+ Eastpak bag sale, many options, no camera-dedicated bags but various backpacks, travelers, messengers, etc

Wedn: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f0.95 (M43) for $299, DraCast, Dell Vostro, EdelKrone, Porta Brace, Etc [UPDATED]

It’s not a bird, it’s a lens at the B&H Photo daily deals for Wednesday 11/20/19 until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f0.95 for Micro Four Thirds for $299 in your choice of black or silver

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Bi-Color Light for $119

+ Porta Brace PB-2500E Hard Case without Foam (Blue) for $60

+ EdelKrone StandONE All-Terrain Foldable Camera Stand for $100

+ Dell Vostro 3470 Small Custom B&H desktop PC configurations, four options, $300 to $465

UPDATE: one of the Woot Computers daily deals is a sale on factory refurbished Viewsonic computer monitors, with 17 options ranging in price from $80 to $295… They come with a 90-day Viewsonic warranty…

UPDATE #2: Amazon is running another Wireless Charging sale featuring wireless chargers (obviously), powerbanks, cables, car related accessories, and more! Participating brands include Belkin, mophie, Powerstation [Robert Palmer NOT included], iOttie, etc…

UPDATE #3: among the NewEgg daily deals you can get the new condition Acer K222HQL bid 21.5″ Full HD 1920×1080 computer monitor (60Hz, 5ms, DVI, HDMI, VGA, EcoDisplay, Adaptive Contrast Management Backlit LED LCD) for $80 with free US shipping.

Panasonic GH5 body (with lots of freebies) drops to $1298

In addition to the previously mentioned G9 discount, Panasonic has also dropped the price of the GH5 body only to $1298 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers (the GH5S goes for $1998):

+ Amazon: no freebies from Amazon itself
+ but if you pay with the Amazon Store Card or Credit Card you get 5% in statement credits and/or cashback depending on the program

+ Adorama offers a handful of freebies, including a CLAR 160 bi-color on-camera LED light, 128GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, two extra Green Extreme batteries, a charger plate, a photo video bag, Marantz Audio scope microphone, Corel Pinnacle and more (a total of 14 freebies)
+ they have more freebie bundles, scroll down to find them all in the GH5 search results over there

+ B&H Photo offers a free Rode microphone or a more conventional set of freebies (Sandisk Extreme, extra battery, bag)

At authorized dealers, you have the option to extend the initial 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty. But it does not happen automatically, you have to do some homework. Enticements to get people to register and such…

Panasonic G9 body with extras drops to $998

Just a week after our post, thanks to our reader “O” for the alert, we have the Panasonic G9 body only with various freebies dropping $200, now going for $998 at various authorized Panasonic USA dealers such as:

+ B&H Photo: 32GB Sandisk Extreme, RJ shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020)

+ Adorama: 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Lowepro 160 II, extra battery, various other trinkets

+ UPDATE: Adorama has another bundle for the same price that includes the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead, along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and trinkets

+ various at Amazon (Amazon itself does not offer freebies, but some of the various 3rd-party sellers over there offer freebies for the same price)…

Panasonic G9 with Extras for $1200

If of all the Micro Four Thirds cameras out there it is the Panasonic G9 body-only the one you want, it is now down to $1200 with extra freebies offered at B&H Photo (32GB Sandisk Extreme, RJ shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020) and Adorama (32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Lowepro 160 II, extra battery, various other trinkets) and by various at Amazon (Amazon itself does not offer freebies, but some of the various 3rd-party sellers over there offer freebies for the same price)…

And if purchased from an authorized Panasonic dealer, you can file the paperwork to extend the stingy 1-year manufacturer warranty to a more workable 3-year warranty. This does not happen automatically, there’s PDFs and more…

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $290 [limited time]

For a limited time only, the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 R II going for $290 with free US shipping. This is available in either the black or silver color schemes…

OPTIONALLY, under “Special Offer: Create Your Bundle” you get combined purchase discounts by adding
M43rds lenses to your order from various other 3rd-party lens makers. For example, you can add the Mitakon 25mm f0.95 for +$240. Other brands participating are 7artisans, KamLan, and Venus Laowa…

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and 45-150 and GorillaPod and 64GB Extreme and Marantz Mic and more for $498

For a limited time only, as their latest “snapshot deal”, Adorama is offering this Panasonic G7 two-lens kit bundle for $498 with free US shipping. For that you get:

+ Panasonic G7 camera
+ Panasonic 14-42mm and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses
+ Joby GorillaPod 3K kit
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card
+ Marantz condenser microphone
+ two ProOptic UV filters (one for each lens)
+ extra 3rd-party battery from Green Extreme
+ last (and least) the obligatory cleaning kit
+ see them all at Adorama

STRATEGERY
Even if you don’t want/need everything included, these can be handy if you are making photography-related gifts this holiday season. You can gift or bundle some of the things you don’t need in other people’s gifts (eg GorillaPod, microphone, lenses, memory card). And for those silly $5 office gift swap things, generously offer them the cleaning kit 😉

Thursday: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 (C/N/E/X/m43)

Party on Wayne! It’s lens day at the Halloween B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 in your choice of DSLR systems (Canon EF or Nikon F) and Mirrorless systems (Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Eight Sixths)
+ NOTE: some of other mounts shown at the aforelinked individual products remain at $199 and are not participating in the sale (Pentax K, Sony A, Canon EF-M)

+ SirUI N-2204X Carbon Fiber Tripod for $200

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom 4 x 5.65″/4 x 4″ Ultra Lightweight 2-Stage Clip-On Matte Box for $249
+ despite the name, there’s no Vitamin C and no orange color 😉

+ Core SWX Powerbase EDGE Battery for Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K & 6K for $179

EU: Nikon Z6 instant savings promotion

Amazon Germany is currently having an instant savings promotion on various Nikon Z6 options. Some of the discounts happen in the shopping cart, others are reflected directly on the website. For example the Z6 with the FTZ adapter goes for 1565 euro (compared to $1700 at the Amazon Mothership). Or the body only without the adapter goes for 1450~ euro after a shopping cart discount reflected after you reach the checkout page… They also have various other kits with lenses and lenses + adapter and some memory cards mixed in too…

On the other hand, if you are a friend of used deals, the Z6 with FTZ adapter goes for 1377 euro in “Used – Good” condition by Amazon Germany’s Warehouse Deals itself

Friday: Olympus E-M5 II with 25mm f1.8 lens for $899

Look at that! A second actual real camera offered as a daily deal this week! This time around it is at the Best Buy dailies, it is a bundle of a lens and camera, the new condition Olympus E-M5 II body only includes the Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens for FREE, all together going for $899 with free shipping or free store pickup where possible.

The free lens is mentioned when you locate the tiny “Free item with purchase A $399.99 value” line in the ever-so-chaotic product pages… The E-M5 II on its own goes for $899 in new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers… Best Buy alone has open-box options (for the E-M5 II body only; no free lens) starting at $540 (some of them may be local store pickup only)…

On the other hand, if you already have the 25mm lens or you want a zoom lens, there’s another E-M5 II kit bundled with the 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens, sold as the “weatherproof kit” for $999 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo

Meanwhile on the USED front, at B&H Photo they have a condition 7 body-only used E-M5 II body only starting at $390, while KEH Camera prices start at $432 in “BGN” (bargain) condition and with a 180-day warranty…

NOTE however that the E-M5 III is scheduled to roll out around Black Friday 2019 (current release estimate is November 21st), but the starting price is $1199 for the body only (eg Amazon)…

EU: Fuji 50mm f2 R WR XF for 399 euro [limit 2]

Off to Amazon Germany we geaux now where the new condition black color scheme of the Fuji 50mm f2 R WR XF goes for 399 euro with free shipping in Germany-Austria. Limit two per customer at the sale price. The silver color scheme goes for over 450 euro. This is sold and shipped by Amazon.de itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

IT is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown to me…

Meanwhile at Amazon USA this lens goes for $449 with free shipping by Amazon itself, with up to three per color per customer.

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)…