Panasonic GH4 with 12.5mm f12 for $748

Grab your e-wallets! Another one of the Adorama Featured Holiday Deal of the day for Monday DEC-10-2018 is the new condition Panasonic GH4 with 12.5mm f12 lens going for $748 with free shipping. This kit is currently less than the GH4 body only! This is a limited time offer.

Saturday: Fuji X-T2 body only for $783 or $824

Among the Saturday Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day you can get
the new condition Fuji X-T2 body only for $825 with free shipping but that’s not all. The product page also has a 5% off clip-on coupon [you must be logged on to an Amazon account eligible for this promotion to see it]. Once you clip it, the price drops to $783~. See the annotated screenshot crops below:

Tue: Fuji X-A3 with 16-50mm XC OIS II for $349

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Adorama has launched a Days of Deals promotion with a new daily deal appearing at around midnight eastern every night. Good until Tuesday at 11:59pm eastern is the new condition Fuji X-A3 with 16-50mm XC OIS II going for $349 with free shipping in your choice of silver, brown or pink color scheme. A well-priced “take pictures with” entry-point into the X system.

Last Call: 20% off Olympus Outlet w/coupon

Good until 11:59pm ET on Cyber Monday, the Olympus Outlet store [CORRECteD LINK] is offering 20% off when you enter coupon code CYBERSAVINGS over there. This is only on reconditioned/refurbished items which is what their Outlet store has. The Olympus store offers a 90-day Olympus USA warranty on the reconditioned products they sell. Free shipping with orders of $50+. They are not famous for fast shipping so if you cutting it too short for a date or deadline, keep that in mind…

Voigtlander Lenses Sale (21 options; Leica M, Sony E, Nikon F)

Voigtlander fans, unite and take over! B&H Photo is running a Voigtlander Instant Savings promotion featuring 21 options, a mix of systems offered, Leica M, Sony E, Nikon F, but not Canon EF 🙂 Prices range from $349 to $949…

Imported Sony a7r III body for $2250

The new condition Sony a7r III body only goes for $2800 at authorized Sony USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon (with FREE Manfrotto Befree Advanced 4-Section Tripod with Ballhead and a free Joby GorillaPod 5K Stand and a free Lowepro m-Trekker BP 150 Backpack)…

… but if you are comfortable with grey-market/imported camera gear, to the eBay Deals we go where the Department Store NYC eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Sony a7r III body only for $2250 with free shipping. There is no mention of any warranty included in the listing, so assume there is noen. They offer a 30-day return policy…

Last Call: Rokinon 24mm f2.8 AutoFocus FE for $299

This is a last call on this deal, the new condition Rokinon 24mm f2.8 autofocus FE lens (Sony E system) is on sale for a limited time for $299 with free shipping at B&H Photo

Imported Fuji X-T2 body only for $880 [w/18-55 for $1200] {MD}

The shopping website that is Massdrop has launched their very own Black Friday sales. OF camera and photo interest, they are offering the new condition Fuji X-T2 body ohly for $880. You can optionally add the 18-55mm f2.8-4 R XF OIS LM lens for $320 more [$1200 total].

NOTE that there is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume this is an imported/grey-market with no warranty. Orders will be shipped in mid-December 2018 from Massdrop. There’s no option for expedited shipping.

In comparison, in new condition at authorized dealers the X-T2 body only goes for $1100, such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon. So that’s a difference of $220.

At the aforementioned places, the X-T2 with 18-55 kit goes for $1500, versus $1200 of Massdrop.

Sigma Lenses Instant Savings [119 options]

If you are a fan of Sigma lenses, a total of 119 options are participating in the latest Sigma Lenses Instant Savings promotion that is part of the ever-growing B&H Black Friday sale for 2018. A mix of DSLR and mirrorless system lenses are available. Some of the lenses come with freebies (eg lens docks). Some of the lenses earn promotional rewards that can be used in future purchases at B&H…

NOTE that this is 119 options, not 119 different/unique lenses. For example if fictitious lens 5mm f0.005 is available in ten different mounts, it will appear as ten options under the above listings…

PS: and before you say 5mm f0.005 cannot be done, check the camera store at the Reptilian Mothership above the Equator 😉

SLR Magic 8mm f4 for $129 [m43]

Budget prime time for Micro Four Thirds shooters now! The new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens is currently on sale for $129 at B&H Photo as part of their SLR Magic sale and also at Adorama… You see, Canon and Nikon don’t have all the lenses 🙂

Sony a7 II body with FE 28-70/3.5-5.6 OSS for $998

The year is 2018 and now you can get “take pictures with” full frame camera kits for $1000! At the start of the century, at a very influential PMA trade show [I forgot the exact year – 2002?], we were all getting excited because APS-C DSLR body onlies could be had for under $2500 🙂

Good for a limited time only, during the Black Friday festivities, you can get the Sony a7 II full frame mirrorless camera with the 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS FE lens for $998 with free shipping at select Sony dealers:

+ at B&H Photo you also get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and a camera bag

+ at Adorama you get all kinds of free accessories including a 32GB Extreme SD

+ at Amazon you get no freebies but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get 5% back (that’s $50~ to your credit card statement or cashback balance)

If you don’t want/need the 28-70 lens, the body only goes for $898. The lens currently goes for $400 on its own, so even if you don’t need the lens, you can sell/trade it or gift it.

Imported Canon EOS R body w/1-YR seller W for $1980

More eBay Deals action, this time of the imported/grey-market kind. eBay seller Deals-All-Year (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon EOS R body only for $1980 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller… In new condition at authorized dealers this goes for $2300…

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and Extras for $498

UPDATE: this is no longer available for $450… without any extra freebies, marketplace seller Camera Mall fulfilled by Amazon is offering this for $448 for a limited time…

If you are looking for a “take pictures with” kit to get a foothold into the M43rds system or if you simply need another camera and a couple of lenses, the Panasonic GX85 two lens kit with the 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses is on sale for $498 with free shipping. But that’s not at all. For the same price, at Adorama you also get the Corel software, a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD, a ProOptic and Vivitar filters, a Lowepro bag and other freebies…

Other sets of freebies for $498 are offered by 3rd-party sellers at Amazon and B&H Photo (two choices of freebie bundles)….

PS: for more Panasonic action, check their latest instant savings promotions at Adorama and also at B&H Photo

Tue (EU): Sony a7 II, a6500, 24-240; Canon 10-18, Ixus 185; Fuji Square; Nikon D5300, A900, W300; Panasonic FZ82, G70, GX80

More action at Amazon Germany for Tuesday Nov-20-2018 which includes a Camera and Photo sale including:

+ Canon EF-S 10-18/4.5-5.6 IS STM for 199 euro
+ Canon Ixus 185 for 70 to 74 depending on color

+ Sony a7 II with 28-70 for 1205
+ Sony a6500 body only for 1069
+ Sony 24-240/3.5-6.3 OSS for 759
+ Sony FDR-AX100 4K UltraHD camcorder for 955
+ PS: separately, Amazon-Sony are running a Big Cashback Promotion of the full frame kind

+ Fuji Instax Share Gold for 97
+ Fuji Instax Square SQ 10 hybrid instant camera for 139

+ Kodak Mini Mobile printer for 75

+ Nikon D5300 with 18-55 for 595
+ Nikon Coolpix A900 for 297
+ Nikon Coolpix W300 element-proof camera for 340

+ Panasonic GX80 with 12-32 and Rollei City tripod for 600
+ Panasonic G70 with 14-42 and Rollei C5i tripod for 567
+ Panasonic FZ82 superzoom with Rollei tripod for 310

+ 1 Year of Dropbox PLUS for 59 euro

+ see them all at the Camera and Photo sale

Panasonic GH5 Body with Extras for $1500

The Panasonic GH5 body only is bundled with various freebies for $1500 at select Panasonic USA dealers. At B&H Photo there are two options with freebies, one of which includes the V-Log activation code… At Adorama there are multiple options with freebies… At Amazon only 3rd-party sellers are bundling freebies for the same price of $1500…

For more action, check our previously mentioned Panasonic instant savings promotion, nicely organized at B&H Photo

New Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (61 options)

Zeiss too has joined the Sunday “new instant savings party” with a total of 61 items offered in the latest Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings. Most of them also earn promotional rewards. The sale includes both lenses for DSLRs and for mirrorless camera systems. All but one are in-stock and ready to ship. The other one is a “special offer”…

PS: by now you may be curious to find out which one of the 61 lenses is the “special offer”. If you don’t want to find out yourself, here’s the SPOILER: it’s the Biogon T* 35mm f2 ZM in the silver color scheme.

PS2: Biogon sounds like the name of a fictional company working in biology/genetics from a videogame or superhero comic?

New Sony Instant Savings promotions are LIVE!

Sunday has brought with it, as it is often the case, a new round of Sony Instant Savings promotions featuring a variety of E cameras, lenses and accessories including the lowest prices ever for the a7 R II for $1600 and the a7 R III for $2800, while the a9 body only is down to $3500. Full frame camera, empty frame wallet 🙂 But fear not, a handful of lenses are on sale as well including affordable primes such as the 50/1.8 E OSS for $273 and the 50/1.8 FE for $223…

In-Stock Now: Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f4 S

In addition to the previously mentioned Nikon Z6 “take pictures with” kit being in-stock, the Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f4 S is also in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $4000 at authorized Nikon dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself… Also in-stock is the bundle that includes the FTZ mount adapter kit for $150 more. The FTZ mount adapter, as the name hints, allows the use of 350+ F-mount lenses on the new Z camera bodies…

Now shipping: Nikon Z6 with 24-70/4S for $2600

Curiosity killed the wallet cat they say but if you can’t resist the curiosity-temptation, the all new Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera with the 24-70mm f4 S lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2600 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself… Also in-stock is the bundle that includes the FTZ mount adapter kit for $150 more. The FTZ mount adapter, as the name hints, allows the use of 350+ F-mount lenses on the new Z camera bodies…

Funny the way Amazon’s ad system works, when you search for the Nikon Z6, you get a Sponsored product that is surprise-surprise, a Canon R mirrorless camera! Screenshot evidence below 🙂

Olympus E-M5 II with 14-150/4-5.6 II for $999

Olympus has chosen the E-M5 II mirrorless camera to be the subject of some early Black Friday action. The E-M5 II body only is now down to $799 with free shipping while the E-M5 II bundled with the 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens is going for just $200 more, for $999. Not bad for a zoom lens that goes for on $500 its own…

See both the E-M5 II body-only and the “with 14-150” options at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

Used Fuji X-T2 body for $809 or $819 w/180-day warranty

The new condition Fuji X-T2 body only currently goes for $1100 at authorized Fuji dealers but if you are a fan of used camera gear, you can get it as low as $809 in “Used – Very Good” condition at Adorama with prices going up with better conditions… OR if you are a fan of Amazon shopping [eg get 5% cashback with a Prime credit card], you can get it for $819 with free shipping and a 180-day warranty from Adorama thru Amazon Warehouse Deals

Panasonic Instant Savings sale (39 options)

B&H Photo has also launched a new Panasonic Instant Savings promotion featuring a total of 39 items, a mix of lenses, cameras and camcorders including:

+ FZ1000 superzoom for $500
+ 100-400mm f4-6.3 POWER O.I.S.for $1600
+ 35-100/2.8 II POIS for $1000
+ GX90 with 12-60 for $900

+ some are eligible for 4% promotional rewards
+ option to triple original warranty available for most of them [but you must take action for this to happen; it won’t happen automatically]

New Fuji Instant Savings promotions (70+ options)

A new week brings with it new instant savings promotion, and B&H Photo is hosting a big Fuji Instant Savings sale featuring over 70 cameras and lenses and accessories including [I can’t write them all here obviously]:

+ X-T2 body only for $1100
+ X-T100 two lens kit (15-45, 50-230) for $800
+ and most of their other X-T cameras and kits
+ XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR for $1600
+ XF 16mm f1.4 R WR for $850

+ some are eligible for 4% promotional rewards but not all sale items

Olympus E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 PRO and 4% rewards for $1998

It’s not a two lens kit this time, but it is a camera + lens bundle. For M43rds users, B&H Photo is bundling the Olympus E-M1 II with the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens, together for ever for $1998. You also get 4% promotional rewards, and with a price like this, that means you’ll have $80 to spend in future B&H purchases…

Now shipping: Fuji 200mm f2 WR OIS w/1.4X Teleconverter kit

Speaking of new releases, among the latest Trending New Releases at B&H Photo is the in-stock and ready to ship Fuji XF 200mm f2 OIS WR WITH the XF 1.4x TC F2 WR Teleconverter Kit, all together going for the stabilized bright teleprice of $6000…

Sony a6000 with 16-50 PZ OSS and 55-210 OSS and Extras for $598

Want to get started in the Sony E system (APS-C) but want a more supple starter kit? Good until NOV-10 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering this Sony a6000 two lens kit with the 16-50mm PZ OSS and 55-210mm OSS lenses for $598 with free US shipping. They are also including a free camera bag, 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and extra 3rd-party battery.

And better yet, if you don’t need/want the included lenses, you can always sell them or trade them with photographer friends, thus further reducing the “out of pocket” purchase on the bundle.

Imported Canon M50 with 15-45mm for $490

Back to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller [and camera importer] 6ave of the East Coast is offering the new condition grey-market Canon M50 with 15-45mm in the black color scheme for $490 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from 6ave… In new condition at authorized dealers, this kit goes for $700, eg Adorama

LIVE NOW: Sony a7 II with 28-70/3.5-5.6 OSS FE and extras for $998

UPDATE: it is now LIVE!!!

CORRECTION: this offer starts on Sunday at 12:01am eastern time!

Full frame is slowly but steadily getting more affordable. If you want a “take a picture with” kit entry-point into the Sony full frame e-system, at the moment, B&H Photo is offering this Sony a7 II with 28-70/3.5-5.6 OSS FE bundle with extras (32GB Extreme card, extra battery and charger) for $998 with free shipping and handling…

Starts Sunday 12:01am ET: Olympus Holiday Deals

This is a heads-up! Starting at 12:01am eastern time on SUNDAY, the Olympus Holiday Deals of 2018 will be launched at B&H Photo. The sale prices will be adjusted when the sales go live but you can use the link to scout which products will be offered…

Canon M100 w/15-45 STM and Extras for $399

If you are looking for an entry-point into the Canon mirrorless system, for a limited time, the Canon M100 with 15-45mm STM kit is on sale, in either color, for $400 at authorized dealers, some of which, such as Adorama and Various on Amazon include a variety of free accessories. B&H Photo has the same price, but no free accessories…

Used Panasonic GH2 body for 247 euro

If you feel like taking a photographic-camera-trip down memory lane, Amazon Germany’s Warehouse Deals have one units available of the good old Panasonic GH2 body only offered for 247 euro. This is sold by marketplace seller “Camera Club” (99%, 1946 ratings in last 12 months) with Prime-like shipping. Per the listing, this comes with a 12-month warranty, and the camera has just over 2000 clicks. The condition is “Used – Very Good” and they have a detailed description over there…

Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO for $1000 [m43]

A bright prime temptation for micro four thirds users, as the 25mm f1.2 PRO micro four thirds lens is on sale for a limited time for $1000 at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo (with 4% promotional rewards) and Amazon itself (limit three; 5% back for Prime credit card holders) and Adorama (4% reward but currently on back-order) and the official Get Olympus store

Wedn: Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus for $150 [X/E/M/FT]

Good until the end of day on Wednesday in the pacific time zone, Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus lens for $150 in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds or Canon EF-M. These will be shipped in late November. US orders will be shipped by the vendor [unspecified], while international orders will be shipped by Massdrop itself…

International Fuji X-T2 body only for $900

The new condition Fuji X-T2 body only with a USA warranty currently goes $1100 at authorized Fuji USA dealers, some of which throw in some photo-freebies, such as Adorama

But if you want to pay less and are not fond of manufacturer warranties or plan to use it in places where it wouldn’t be helpful, then the shopping site Massdrop is offering the new condition but International Version of the X-T2 for $900. There is no warranty included with this. So that’s a $200 trade-off right there… Optionally you can add the 18-55/2.8-4 R OIS lens for +$300 more in the Massdrop shopping cart…

In-Stock Alert: Canon RF 50mm f1.2L

For the boldly going Canon RF full frame photographers, B&H Photo now has in-stock and ready to ship the brand new Canon RF 50mm f1.2L for its full frame price of $2300. The lens is eligible for a 13-month CarePak coverage via registration following Canon’s instructions [and obviously purchased from authorized Canon dealers]….

EU deals: YI M1 two lens kit (12-40, 42.5/1.8) for 380 euro

The YI M1 micro four thirds two lens kit with the 12-40mm zoom and the 42.5mm f1.8 prime lens can be yours for 380 euro from Amazon Germany in your choice of black color scheme or the silver color scheme for 380 euro after a 20 euro OFF click-on coupon at the product page. For EU residents, VAT is included and no additional customs are collected. Outside the EU, it depends on your location situation…

PS: speaking of M43rds and the EU, the previously mentioned used Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm for 255 euro continues to be available at Amazon Germany Warehouse Deals.

Of course there are many and more M43rds choices these days, current and older models, new and used and refurbished, so it can be a bit of a headache if one is trying to find an entry-point or a starter-camera into the system…

Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO with rewards for $1000

Bright prime pro time for Olympus M43rds shooters! Their 45mm 1.2 lens is now going for $1000 with 4% promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo while at Amazon you get 5% if you pay with a Prime credit card… It is also offered at this price at the official store at Get Olympus

HandeVision Iberit 35mm f2.4 for $329 [X, E]

Prime time is mirrorless time in this post as Adorama is offering the new condition HandeVision Iberit 35mm f2.4 lens for $329 with free shipping in your choice of Sony E (silver) or Fuji X (silver or black color schemes). This is a limited time offer but expiration date is unknown… No coupon, no rebate, just add to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout…

Fuji X-T100 with 15-45mm for $589

Sometimes Amazon works in mysterious ways! As of the time of writing, there is a $19.18 off coupon specifically for the dark silver color scheme of the Fuji X-T100 with 15-45mm XC, dropping it from the standard price of $599 to $588.82.

$10 off is not a huge discount obviously, but if you were planning to buy this camera, that’s $10 less 🙂 Or if you prefer accessories, you can trade off those $10 off for a variety of freebies at Adorama

Screenshot below to make sure I did not imagine it 🙂

EU: Used Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 for 245 euro

European Union photographers! Grab your e-wallets! As of the time of writing, there is one unit of the Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm (model DMC-GF7KEG-S) available in “Used – Good” condition for 245 euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) of Germany. This particular listing is sold and shipped by AWD, so you get the “sold-by-Amazon” benefits, including Prime delivery…

As long as you are in the European Union, you don’t pay any additional VAT/customs. Outside the EU, check with your local laws [or ask photographers in your region]…

If you are not familiar with how it looks when AWD is the seller, here’s a screenshot, annotated in orange with the areas of interest:

[DEAD] Used Fuji X-T3 body for 1394 euro [EU]

As of a 10/22/18 re-check, these are sold out in USED condition…

If you are shopping in the EU, or you can shop favorably from the EU, both color schemes of the new Fuji X-T3 mirrorless camera, in the body-only configuration, are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for 1394 euro [instead of its new condition price of 1500 euro] at Amazon Germany Warehouse Deals. Amazon Germany is the largest European Amazon, being on the continent and strategically located and all. And that was before the UK [Amazon UK] started brexiting…

Wedn: Mitakon Speedmaster 35/0.95 II for $419 [X/E/EF-M]

A lens is headlining the Wednesday 10/10 B&H Photo Daily Deals, it is the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II offered for $419 with free shipping in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, or Canon EF-M! Only the black color scheme is on sale. The silver remains at $499. Sale ends, as usual, at 11:59pm eastern of the same day, or earlier if any of the variations sellout.

[DEAD] Sony sale at Amazon Germany: a7 II, a6000, RX100, Lenses, Etc

This limited time promotion expired…

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Refurb Olympus 25/1.8 for $200, OM to M43 Adapter for $135

The latest refill of the Olympus Outlet store includes, among other factory refurbished items with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, the following:

+ refurb Olympus MF-2 OM Adapter (OM to Micro Four Thirds) for $135
+ refurb M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 for $200
+ free shipping with orders of $100; otherwise $5 flat ship

Now shipping: various Fuji X-T100 kits

If you are interested in the brand new Fuji X-T100 mirrorless camera, various kit and color combinations are now in-stock and ready to ship at their normal prices at B&H Photo… The body only goes for $600, with 15-45 for $700, with 50-230 OIS II for $1000, and with both zoom lenses for $1100… Color options are black, silver and gold…

Panasonic G9 body (dealer demo) for $1249

IF you are comfortable with dealer demo digital cameras, camera dealer “K & M Camera” currently have five units of the Panasonic G9 body only in “Used – Like New” (Dealer Demo) condition for $1249 with free shipping through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from K&M Camera (New York) and it is not Prime eligible. The new condition price at authorized dealers is $1700. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

Speaking of Amazon, if you want the best bang for the feature buck Kindle e-reading device, the certified refurbished Kindle Voyage goes for $130 and comes with the same 1-year warranty as the new condition models which go for $200. The Voyage has physical page-turn buttons in addition to the touchscreen.

In-Stock Now: Sony a7 III with 28-70 for $2198

An update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for Sony a7 III interested photographers! The new condition Sony a7 III with the 28-70mm is currently in-stock and ready to ship at its official price of $2198 in new condition with Sony USA warranty at the Adorama website. AS of the time of writing, it comes with Free Overnight Shipping, which is one business day, so it may take longer during weekends and holidays!

Thur: 12% off Sony Camera Gear w/KEH coupon (310+ options)

KEH Camera is running a Thursday 6/14/18 coupon promotion, coupon code SONY6A gets you 12% off Sony camera gear at KEH until 11:59pm eastern on Thursday. Over 310 cameras and lenses and accessories and videocameras are eligible for this promotion…

Now shipping: Fuji Macro MCEX-45G WR Xtension Tube, Meyer-Optik GR 35/2.8 (Canon EF)

A couple of new lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo, with free expedited shipping, as follows:

+ Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 35+ 35mm f/2.8 for $1599 in the Canon EF option
+ the other options (Nikon F, Penta K, M42) are not in-stock yet

+ Fujifilm MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tube for $329

Pre-order new Rokinon 24mm f2.8 [Sony E] for $399

More Rokinon action! In addition to the 14/2.8 AF Canon version being a B&H Daily Deal, Rokinon is back with another brand new autofocus prime lens available for pre-ordering, it is the 24mm f2.8 auto-focus for the Sony E-system going for $399 with pre-orders accepted at B&H Photo