(SOLD OUT) In-Stock: Panasonic G85 w/12-60 for $1000

As of a 11pm ET re-check, this sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker… B&H and Adorama come back after the holidays on 10/26/16, so there may (or may not) be more movement there…

and we have some good news if you are looking for the Panasonic G85 with the 12-60mm lens, it is in-stock for its normal price $1000 with two units left as of the time of writing by Roberts thru Amazon. This ships directly from Roberts Imaging and it is not Prime eligible…

Olympus E-M1 with 12-40 and $52 Rewards for $1300

The Olympus E-M1 with the 12-40mm lens comes with 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchases) for $1300 with free shipping at Adorama. Orders placed now will begin shipping 10/26+.

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 for $450 w/coupon [C/N/A/P/E/m43/X/NX]

Can lenses have babies? I’ll leave that question to the optics experts. In the meantime, the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 lens is going for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code PPEBH16 over there… It is available for both DSLRs (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) and Mirrorless (Fuji, M43, Sony E, Samsung NX) systems… This is part of their Photo Plus specials… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…

Buy One Get Second one for 10% off: refurbished Camera Gear (49 options, mostly Nikon and Olympus)

The official BuyDig eBay store is running a new promotion, Buy One Item, Get The Second One for 10% off. A total of 49 certified refurbished cameras and lenses are participating including Nikon DSLR lenses, the Olympus E-M5 and E-M10 Mark IIs, the E-PL5, various Nikon APS-C dSLRs up to the D7200, and a few Coolpixes too up to the P900 uber-zoom.

NOTE: you must purchase two items for this promotion. The discount will be applied to the LOWEST PRICE ITEM, so strategically this promotion maximizes your savings if the two items are as close in price as possible.

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

We have just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have some semi-good news, the Fuji X-T2 body only is semi in-stock. Let me explain. The camera shows as in-stock at the B&H Photo website but because they are closed for religious holidays, it will ship October 26 in 2016. The trade-off is whether you want to wait for a couple of weeks for it to arrive versus waiting to find it available right away.

Imported Sony A7R II Body for $2700 w/1yr seller warranty

The Sony A7R II body only goes for $3200 at authorized dealers (eg Amazon) but if you are comfortable with imported grey market cameras…

… to the Trending eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (New Jersey, 99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony A7R II Body Only for $2700 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Sony USA. Over 70 units got sold so far from this listing.

Lowepro Scout “Mirrorless” Bags for $15 to $25 w/free S&H

Technically almost all camera bags are mirrorless – in that they don’t have mirrors 🙂 But in this case, it refers to camera bags that are designed for mirrorless camera systems 😉 A trio of them are on sale at Adorama with free shipping included, with the offers good until 10/26/16 or earlier if sold out:

+ Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless Camera with Lens and Smartphone, Slate Blue for $15

+ Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless Camera with Lens, Extra Lens and Smartphone, Slate Blue for $20

+ Lowepro Scout SH 140 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless Camera with Lens, 2x Extra Lens, Mini Tablet and Smartphone, Slate Blue for $25

+ orders will ship starting October 26, so keep that in mind if you need something to arrive quickly

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Alert: Fuji X-T2 body w/VPB-XT2 Grip for $1928 [updated]

As of 10/15/16 re-check, all X-T2s are sold out… For the big picture check the Stock Status Tracker

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Imported Panasonic GH4 Body for $900

The Panasonic GH4 goes for $1300 with a $200 house gift card at some authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama but if you are comfortable buying imported cameras with a 1-year seller (not manufacturer) warranty then…

… to the eBay Deals we revisit, where the “Electronics Valley” eBay store (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per buyer.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Alert: Both Fuji X-T2 kits at normal prices [LOW STOCK]

As of early 10/11/16 re-check, these sold out… For the big picture check the Stock Status page

As of the time of writing (10/11/16 at 12:25am ET), Adorama has both Fuji X-T2 in stock in limited quantities (marked as LOW STOCK) over there. The Fuji X-T2 Body Only goes for $1600 with free shipping, while the X-T2 with 18-55 goes for $1900…

PLEASE NOTE that I can’t stay up all night to update this when it sells out, so YMMV depending on when you check.

(ENDED) Aputure DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Lens Adapter for EF* to Either M43rds or Sony E for $239

This offer expired… The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday is the new condition Aputure DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Lens Adapter for EF and EF-S Mount Lenses for either E-Mount or Micro Four Thirds cameras for $239 with free shipping each. You can select E-mount or M43rds using the tabs over there at the product page.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Fuji X-T2 Body with VPB-XT2 Vertical Grip for $1928

As of a 10/8/16 PM re-check, the Fuji X-T2 is sold out again… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

As of the time of writing, the PopFlash eBay store is offering the new condition Fuji X-T2 body only and VPB-XT2 Vertical Grip for $1928 with free shipping. This is the same price as buying them separately ($1600 + $330)… PopFlash lists them one at a time, so if that listing is sold/closed, also check their store search results

Imported Grey-Market Sony Zeiss Sonnar T 55 mm F/1.8 ZA FE for $700

The Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA E-mount lens goes for $1000 at authorized dealers which are bundling it with various freebies, including a $50 gift card at Adorama, but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Sony USA), to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering new condition grey-market imported Sony Zeiss Sonnar T 55 mm F/1.8 ZA FE Lenses for $700 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. The usual grey-market trade-offs apply.

(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $250 (Canon EF), $270 (Sony E), $290 (Nikon Chipped)

This daily deal expired, but Rokinons return to the Gold Box every few days to weeks…

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(SOLD OUT) In-stock again: Fuji X-T2 Body for $1600 (One Left)

As of 2:35pm ET recheck, this sold out… For future updates, check the just updated Stock Tracking page

As of the time of writing, there is one unit left of the Fuji X-T2 body only going for $1600 with free shipping by Murphy’s Camera on Amazon. This ships directly from Murphy’s and it is not Prime eligible…

Current Sony Instant Savings expire 10/1/16

The current iteration of the Sony Instant Savings featuring Mirrorless and SLR lenses along with system accessories (flashes, grips, etc) is set to expire on October 1st, 2016. You can see the current choices nicely organized at B&H Photo.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock now: Fuji X-T2 Body for $1600 [updated]

These sold out… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

Previous sold-out updates after the jump…

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(SOLD OUT) In-stock now: Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 for $1900

As of a 8:17pm ET re-check, the X-T2 w/18-55 is now out of stock, but the body only remains in-stock for $1600 by a couple of recognizable marketplace sellers through Amazon… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

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Free …Brunch for Two with Olympus E-PL8 purchase (must fill out forms)

I don’t recall a camera manufacturer offering free food with a camera purchase before, but Olympus is currently doing it. If you purchase the Olympus E-PL8, and fill out some forms, you can get a brunch for two (yes, brunch as in breakfast + lunch) for FREE. You have to fill in a form, and then plan with a “concierge agent” based on time-sensitive deadlines. You must purchase the Olympus E-PL8 at an authorized dealer between 9/19 and 12/31 in 2016 and follow the instructions and deadlines at the promotional page.

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60 f3.5-5.6 and $150 Gift Card for $998

If you are looking for a take-pictures-with kit to get started with Micro Four Thirds with a non-entry-level camera, the Panasonic GX8 is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a $150 Gift Card for $998 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black or silver options… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate submitted per Panasonic’s instructions. PDF file with details at the aforelinked retailers… Optionally you can buy them as a bundle with a couple of Kipon adapters for $50 combined purchase discount…

In-Stock Alert: Fuji X-T2 Body Only for $1600

More Fuji X-T2 action! The Fuji X-T2 body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1600 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 units per customer.

For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Tracking page.

Stock Update: Fuji X-T2 goes IN and OUT, Everything Else In-Stock

The Stock Status Tracker has just been updated. There was one Fuji X-T2 when I did the update, but by the time I wrote an alert-post here, it got scooped up (for reference, this is the now sold-out listing).

For some reason PopFlash lists their X-T2 cameras one at a time instead of all of them at once, so they may list more (if they have more). This pre-filled eBay search query searches for Fujifilm Cameras only in their eBay store.

Price-wise this kit is the same as buying the items separately, the X-T2 body only goes for $1600 on its own, while the VPB-XT2 Battery Grip goes for $329 on its own. The only difference is that they charge shipping and handling.

(ENDED) In-Stock and With Best Offer Enabled: Fuji Battery Grip VPB-XT2 (for X-T2) for $329 or Less

This sold out…

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(ENDED) In-Stock now: Fuji X-T2 w/18-55 for $1900 [One Left]

This is an older alert… Big picture at Stock Status TrackerI’m trying to post these as fast as I can since they run out quickly. As of the time of writing, there are two is one Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 kits for $1900 with free shipping by Kenmore Camera on eBay… Updated 10:56pm ET…

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with $28 rewards for $699 (Fuji X, Sony E)

It’s touiting time, not tweeting time. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 Lens for the Fuji X and Sony E mirrorless systems is currently on sale for $699 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 towards future purchases) at B&H Photo until 9/30/16 or earlier if sold out.

(SOLD OUT) In-stock now: Fuji X-T2 Body with VPB-XT2 Battery Grip for $1928 + S&H

As of 10:39pm ET recheck, this too sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

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Pre-order new Canon M5 Mirrorless for $980

Some thought the day would never come, but here it is, a more serious Canon mirrorless camera, the brand new Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera available in three official kits: body only for $980, with 15-45 for $1100 and with 18-150 for $1480. Pre-orders of these three are available at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Black Friday 2016, which is *GASP* just two months away :)… This has been added to the Interesting New Cameras of 2016 tracking page…

Coming along for the Canon EF-M system is a new superzoom lens, the EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM, available in either black or silver, with a pre-order price of $500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Fuji X-T2 Body for $1600, with 18-55 for $1900

AS of a late 9/16/16 re-check, these sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracking page

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(OLDER POST) In-Stock Now: Fuji X-T2 Body Only for $1600 w/free Overnight

This is an Older Post. For the latest updates check the Stock Status Tracking page and/or the Fuji category

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(OLDER POST) New estimate: Fuji X-T2 Body Only coming September 20

This is an Older Post. For the latest updates check the Stock Status Tracking page and/or the Fuji category

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(ENDED) Tuesday: Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for $220 (C/N/E)

This daily deal ended… The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for $220 with free shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, and the Sony E mounts. The Pentax K and Fuji X are NOT on sale.

For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Fuji X-T2 Body Only for $1600

As of 9/12/16 recheck, it looks like Pop.Flash finally run out of Fuji X-T2 units… For future action check the Stock Status Tracking page

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(SOLD OUT) In-stock: Fuji X-T2 w/18-55 for $1900

As of 9/9/16 at 3:35pm ET, it sold out again… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracking Page

As of 10:35pm ET, the Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 is in-stock for $1900 at Adorama. It is marked as “low stock”…

(SOLD OUT) In-stock Alert: both Fuji X-T2 kits are normal prices w/free overnight shipping [updated]

As of a 6:19pm ET re-check, all in-stock options we track at the regular prices have sold out… For the latest updates check the Stock Status Tracking page… Original post after the break for reference only…

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Imported Fuji X-T1 body w/1-yr seller warranty for $679

The new condition authorized by Fuji-USA Fuji X-T1 body only currently goes for $1000 with the official Fuji battery grip included for FREE by Adorama and B&H Photo but if you are comfortable buying imported camera gear with a 1-year seller warranty (instead of Fuji USA)…

… among the latest eBay Deals, seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year warranty from the seller Fuji X-T1 body only for $679 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. This is the standard X-T1 body only kit, the Battery Grip is NOT included.

Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings (over 40 options)

A new round of Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings promotion is happening at Adorama, with over 40 items participating, including a variety of Sony lenses (a mix of primes and zooms), lens converters and mount adapters, Sony-branded accessories (battery grips, flashes, mics, etc), and such. A number of them (but not all) are also bundled with a variety of free accessories! This Sony-initiated round ends on 10/1/16.

Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 with $50 Gift Card for $449 + S&H

The Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 prime lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $449 plus shipping (under $10 for the slowest shipping method; YMMV based on zipcode; I can’t test them all) at Adorama during their Labor Day sales.

Fuji 14mm f2.8 R with $50 Gift Card for $599

X-Temptations of the Prime kind now, the Fuji 14mm f2.8 R prime lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate, together going for $599 with free shipping at Adorama during their Labor Day sales.

Fuji X-E2 Body and Half-Case and Extra Battery and Bag for $499

The latest Fuji X-E2S is now shipping in various kits, but if you prefer the previous generation Fuji X-E2, it is available in the silver body-only configuration with three free items (official Fuji half-case, extra Fuji battery, and 24/7 holster bag) for $499 with free shipping at Adorama as part of their Labor Day sales.

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings (10 options)

Olympus has launched another round of instant savings on ten of their micro four thirds lenses. You can find the participating lenses nicely organized at B&H Photo. This includes the f2.8 zoom trio going for $1200 (7-14), $900 (12-40), and $1400 (40-150), along with a mix of primes and other zooms. The lenses earn 4% promotional rewards as well.

(ENDED) Olympus E-M1 body and $32 rewards for $800

This 1-day sale ended…

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Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 PowerOIS with $150 Gift Card for $900

F2.8 zoom action for M43rds photographers now where the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 PowerOIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, and together they go for $898 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can extend the original warranty by filing a mail-in rebate with Panasonic…

Rokinon Cine Prime Lens Sale (14 options, 8mm to 85mm, various mounts)

A total of 14 Rokinon Cine prime lens are participating in the Woot Electronics daily deal. A variety of T-primes are featured of different mounts, from 8mm to 85mm. Prices range from $250 to $550. Shipping is $5 flat. Sale ends on Thursday at 1am ET or earlier if any of them sellout.

Olympus Pen-F Body with 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens and $48 rewards for $1200

The Olympus Pen-F body only, in either black or silver, is bundled with the Olympus 15mm f8 Body-Cap Lens and 4% promotional rewards ($48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 and $100 Gift Card for $800

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm kit, in either the black or silver, is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift card, going for $800 with free shipping at Adorama, the same price as without the gift card.

Panasonic GH4 Body with $200 Gift Card and Choice of Freebie for $1300

The Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 store Gift Card along with one additional freebie for $1300 with free shipping. At B&H Photo the freebie is 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchase), while at Adorama the freebie is a 32GB Transcend SDHC card.

Pre-order Zeiss Loxia Prime Bundle with Transport Case for $4228 (21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2)

If you like Zeiss, Primes and the Sony E-mount, there’s a new Zeiss Loxia bundle available for pre-order at B&H Photo. It includes the 21mm f2.8 and 35mm f2 and 50mm f2 along with related accessories and of course the Loxia Transport Case made for them. The pre-order price is $4228.

Pre-order new Fuji X-A3 with 16-50 for $599

DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras have some things in common, for example, the 4th letter of both is “R”. Which brings us to a new mirrorless camera, the new entry-point into the Fuji X-system line-up is the X-A3 bundled with the 16-50mm lens for $600 and available in three consumer-friendly colors (silver, pink, brown). Pre-orders are available at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself with an early October 2016 release estimate. This has been added to the Interesting New Cameras of 2016 tracking page.

Pre-order new Fuji 23mm f2 R WR XF for $450

Last night we got the new Canon 5D IV and lenses, today it is Fuji’s turn to have new products available for pre-order, starting with the brand new 23mm f2 XF R WR lens available in silver or black (but not in a Las Vegas Raiders uniform) with a pre-order price of $449 at B&H Photo and Adorama. Shipping estimate is late September 2016. This has been added to the New Lenses of 2016 Tracking page.

Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens for $85 [m43]

The Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens (model BCL-0980) for Micro Four Thirds Cameras is currently on sale for $85 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 units per customer.