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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
But wait, there’s more from Panasonic in the world of Micro Four Thirds. If you want something longer than 12-35mm and you are willing to sacrifice constant aperture, their new 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS lens is available for pre-order for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
The fourth of the new Panasonic CES 2017 lenses is more affordable, it is the 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a pre-order price of $450 at Adorama et al.
For the latest new 2017 gear of potential interest, check the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017.
It’s not just camera for Panasonic! They have also revealed the second generation of their f2.8 PRO zooms! They are now available for pre-ordering as follows:
A total of 14 Sony cameras, a mix of E-mount iLCs and RX fixed-lens cameras are bundled with gift cards with amounts ranging from $50 to $500 at B&H Photo. The Sony a7S II body only is the one getting the $500 gift card. The a6300 and a couple of RX models are getting $200 gift cards, while the rest are getting either $50 or $100 free B&H gift cards.
The Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS (E-mount) lens currently goes for $598 at authorized dealers, but as of the time of writing, you can get it for this price bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate at Adorama… Alternately they have a bundle with free accessories (including Corel software) but no $50 gift card…
Likewise, Adorama is bundling a $50 Adorama gift certificate with the silver Sony a6000 body only while still selling it at the authorized dealer price of $398.
In the first post-holidays update of the Stock Status Tracker, the Olympus E-M1 II body only is in-stock for its normal price of $1999 with free shipping by 3rd-party seller Wolfe’s Camera thru Amazon. This ships directly from Wolfe’s, so it’s not Prime eligible (this is a different Wolfe, not the “Ritz and Wolf” wolves). Supplies are limited as usual.
This daily deal expired…
The Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens and a $50 Adorama gift certificate goes for $598 at Adorama. Then enter coupon code CA11223344 and the price drops to $498. This is available in black or silver camera color schemes. This is a limited time offer.
The Fuji X-T2 body only may be the current center of attention of the X-System [check Stock Status Tracker for that], but that doesn’t mean the other Fuji cameras disappeared or stopped working 🙂 Which brings us to the new condition Fuji X-PRO 2 body-only, it is bundled with a $150 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $1550 with free shipping at Adorama.
This is a combo in-stock and pre-order alert for the Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo going for $949 with free shipping. It is now in-stock and ready to ship for the Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K DSLR systems. And it is available for pre-order for Canon EF and Sony E-mount. This is a (35mm) full frame manual focus lens.
B&H Photo has a sale on SLR Magic Cine Lenses of the Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Five options are available with prices ranging from $299 to $699.
The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R is currently on sale for $90 with free shipping by Cardinal Photo thru Amazon (ships directly from Cardinal Photo in PA)… Alternately you get it for $99with free shipping and $5~ in promotional rewards at Adorama and $4~ in promotional rewards at B&H Photo.
The Olympus E-M1 II, riding a wave of performance accolades, is officially released but hard to find [check Stock Status Tracker for future updates) goes for $2000. But if you prefer to get the first generation for less than half the price, the NewEgg Techmas sale has a coupon for you, coupon code 1213GBYC298 drops the price from $1100 to $900 at NewEgg by NewEgg itself. The sale ends on Sunday 12/18/16 or earlier if sold out. (The Pen-F is not participating this time – it had sold out the previous time they did this $200 off coupon promotion).
PS: for a summary of the latest offers on a rolling basis, check the Holiday Shopping Situation Room. I just pruned all the expired deals from it.
These Saturday lightning deals expired…
The Canon M3 with 18-55 Video Creator Kit (an official Canon bundle that includes the Rode VideoMic Go microphone, a 32GB memory card and a Canon bag) is bundled with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card (electronic delivery) for $599 at B&H Photo…
If instead of a $50 gift card you prefer a boatload of free extra accessories, at Adorama you get the Corel software kit (Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc) and a 52mm filter kit, and a 16GB Delkin SDHC and a cleaning kit… Another sign Canon is taking mirrorless more seriously than they used to 🙂
The used Fuji X-T2 eBay Auction ended on Wednesday at 8:30pm with a price of $1476 + $10 flat shipping with a total of 32 bids. A trio of bids came in at the last 30 seconds of the auction, increasing the price from $1400 to $1476… Previous updates after the jump for historical reference…
Triple figures tilt-shift lens action now, at B&H Photo, you can get the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 along with 2% promotional rewards (around $14 to be used in future B&H purchases) in the Nikon and Pentax SLR systems and the Sony E mount.
PS: the letters at the end of blog-post titles are abbreviations for the various mounts, N = Nikon; K = Pentax K, E = Sony E, C = Canon, A = Sony Alpha A, NX = Samsung NX, Si = Sigma stubborn SLR mount, M43 (self explanatory), FT = Four Thirds, etc.
PS: don’t forget the Green Monday only $200 coupons for the Olympus E-M1 and Pen-F which bring them down to $900 and $1000 respectively ~ the original post had coupon-math errors with the title saying $1000 and $1100 respectively; because math is hard 🙂
The auction ended at $1550 after 15 bids… Check the Stock Status Tracker for more on these…
By last call I mean this is the last time I will post about this eBay listing before the auction ends on Tuesday at 12:42pm eastern. It is an eBay user listing of a New-Other Fuji X-T2 body only. As of Tuesday at 1:12am ET, it is at $1414 with 12 bids… The used options with a 3-year warranty by Cardinal Photo got scooped up, while the Olympus E-M1 II remains not in-stock (the best way to describe it).
Green Monday is over and so are these promotions…
While updating the Green Monday Situation, an improvement upon the Panasonic GX85 two-lens kit surfaced. You get a $150 Adorama gift certificate instead of the previous $100. You still get the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32 and 45-150 lenses at at Adorama in black color scheme or the silver color scheme
Hype is building up for Monday as “Green Monday” (more on that later today), but for now, here’s a gift card loaded promotion, the Sony a7s II body only is bundled with $500 worth of B&H Photo gift cards (a $300 plastic gift card and a $200 e-gift card) going for $2998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is one way for manufacturers to offer a discount while “defending” their price points… For more action, check the latest B&H Photo Featured Sales…
This is an older post of the heads-up kind…
It’s pancakes bearing gifts, the silver Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens is bundled with a $25 Adorama gift card, together for $268 with free shipping at Adorama.
I just updated the Stock Status Tracker. On the Fuji X-T2 body, an eBay Auction is currently in progress with a current price of $1250 and 6 bids but the auction ends on Tuesday at 12:42pm eastern, which is an eternity for auctions. This is described as “New Other” with the original box not included. This is by an individual eBay seller with 100% feedback.
This offer expired…
This was not teased last night in the Amazon Gold Box but it’s running right now, good until Friday 3am Eastern, you can get the new condition Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS for $239 in the Micro Four Thirds mount and $219 in the Samsung NX mount. The Fuji X was apparently a lightning deal too but it sold out and it’s over.
PS: another deal floating is a 1-Year prepaid Kindle Unlimited subscription for $89 for 12 consecutive months. That comes out to about $7.42 per month, instead of the usual $10/month subscription.
The wait for the Fuji X-T2 continues [follow the Stock Status Tracker] but if you want to go previous-generation, more freebie options are available for the new condition Fuji X-T1 body only for $900… At Adorama it is Accessorapalooza with Corel software, 32GB Samsung PRO+ SDHC, extra GE battery, Slinger bag, HDMI cable and cleaning kit…
At B&H Photo, the X-T1 body-only only gets 4% promotional rewards, but the X-T1 with 18-55 and XT-1 with 18-135 kits get both 4% promotional rewards _AND_ a Fujinon 10×25 KF Binocular for FREE. They go at their respective prices of $900, $1300 and $1500.
It’s Tea Time for Micro Four Thirds cinema shooters, the M43rds version of the Tokina Cinema AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 lens is currently on sale for $799 with free shipping at Adorama along with $32~ promotional rewards to be used in future purchases… This is part of their latest Cyber Week specials…
PS: double-checked, this is Tokina 🙂
And now some mirrorless action at the Canon USA webstore, you can get the manufacturer refurbished with 1-year warranty Canon M3 with EF-M 18-55 IS STM along with a FREE refurbished EF lenses to EOS-M cameras mount adapter, all together for $350 in the black color scheme.
UPDATE: if you don’t need the 18-55 lens, the refurbished M3 body only also gets the free mount adapter, for $300 with a 1-year warranty.
PS: the free mount adapter promotion expires 12/31/16 or earlier if they run out.
The longer-running Woot offers have a Rokinon lens sale featuring six different lenses:
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (Sony E) for $230
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED with AE Chip (Nikon) for $250
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (Canon) for $250
+ 14mm F2.8 IF ED (M43rds, Fuji X) for $270
+ 4mm F2.8 IF ED (Canon AE) for $380
+ limit 3 of each per customer
+ shipping is $5 flat per calendar day
+ sale ends on December 19 at 12AM CT
+ thanks to S. A. Anderson for the alert!
Panasonic time with a bundle, the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens kit is bundled with the Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens, along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black color scheme or the black color scheme. Both are in-stock and ready to ship as of the time of writing… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty with a mail-in rebate (PDF details can be found there)…
This offer is also available for purchase at B&H Photo but neither kit is currently in-stock.
It’s the Age of Ultron (ha!) at Voigtlander, a quartet of their lenses are on sale until 12/6/16 at B&H Photo, headlined by the Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron (Leica M mount) for $899. Same price, same mount for the Nokton Aspherical 35mm f1.2 Lens II… The other two are Micro Four Thirds lenses, the 42.5mm f0.95 goes for $699, while the 17.5mm f0.95 goes for $799…
Normal price action now of the Rokinon kind, their 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC lens is on sale for $299 with free shipping with 2% promotional rewards (around $6 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems and the Sony E-mount. The sale ends 12/6/16 at 11:59pm ET.
The Sony a6000 two-lens kit continues for $700 (look for the options under the Mirrorless Section of the Situation room), but if you don’t want/need the 55-210mm lens, you can get the Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm for $548 with free shipping and a $50 B&H Photo electronic gift card in three of the four color schemes at B&H Photo. The only color that doesn’t get a $50 gift card is the “Graphite” (shipping is extra for this particular color).
PS: a similar promotion is available at Adorama for those three colors (they don’t carry the “Graphite”). You can optionally get combined purchase discounts there by expanding the various sub-tabs under the yellow “Special Offer” section.
PS2: it looks like a similar offer is also available at Amazon where navigating the various options and colors takes a few deep breaths and some patience 🙂