This flagship lightning deal expired after four hours…
Olympus has another round of Lens Instant Savings promotions that are available at GetOlympus (official USA company store) and at various authorized dealers. The GetOlympus store offers free shipping with $100+ order and 500 Rewards points for joining their rewards program.
Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is back with another offer. This time they have the new condition Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II and 40-150mm lens, and an unspecified 8GB SD card and a $80 VISA prepaid gift card for $400 with free shipping. Limit five bundles per customer. The VISA gift card will be delivered 4-6 weeks after the camera.
NOTE: the camera will be delivered mid-to-late October 2015.
UPDATE: if you can’t wait that long, or if you have available GetOlympus rewards, you can get it from GetOlympus directly [select the two lens kit under “Select an option”) for $400 (without the $80 VISA gift card, but with an 8GB Toshiba Flash Air Wifi SD card). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!
UPDATE #2: Thanks to S.W. Anderson for pointing out in the comments that the GetOlympus also comes with the 8GB Toshiba FlashAir wireless-SD.
Last week the Sony a6000 body went on sale for $450 for a short time at Amazon, while its regular price was $550. This week, the “official” price has now dropped to $500 at various authorized Sony retailers that include a variety of freebies at BuyDig and Adorama and B&H Photo. The price is $500 at Amazon itself and others at Amazon but no freebies there.
The GetOlympus store has an intermediate level deal going on right now. Especially of interest if you live at the intersection of M43rds and Four Thirds… The camera is M43, the lenses are Four Thirds below…
If you purchase the Olympus E-M1 body only (Micro Four Thirds) together with either one of these two Four Thirds Lenses (Zuiko 35mm f3.5 or 50mm f2 macro), and the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter, the price of the MMF-3 adapter will be deducted from your total. Of interest if you use both M43 and Four Thirds or are happy to use the Zuiko prime with the MMF-3 adapter.
The steps are simple. Let’s break it down:
- Add the Olympus E-M1 body only (select color) to the shopping cart
- add either the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro (Four Thirds Lens) or the Zuiko 50mm f2 macro (Four Thirds Lens)
- add the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter to the shopping cart
- click the yellow Proceed to Checkout button (page-down over there if you don’t see it)
- the price of the MMF-3 adapter ($179.99) will be deducted from your total
- no coupon/rebate – discount happens automatically while this promotion is running
In the example below, we have in the shopping cart the E-M1 body only ($1100), the MMF-3 adapter ($180), and the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko ($230). Their total is $1510. Then the price of the MMF-3 is deducted from the total, making it $1330.
Annotated screenshot crop of the above shopping cart right below:
As of a 10:40pm ET re-check, the price returned to $550…
The Sony a6000 body only is on sale for $450 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Shipping estimate 3-5 weeks. Limit ten per customer.
UPDATE (9/30/15 PM): as of this check, the price jumped from $2700 to $3000…
Flagship action too at the eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony reseller) is offering the open-box Sony A7R II body only with a one year Sony warranty for $3000 [was $2700] with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
The description there has it as “New-Other” condition with this explanation:
“This item includes all original packaging and comes with a full 1 Year Sony USA Warranty. Box was opened and simply not able to be sold as Brand New”
Lower prices simple prime lenses are one area where some photographers may feel more comfortable getting an imported model. If so, the eBay Deals has some of that too. The imported grey-market Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 goes for $270 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.8%). The listing mentions a one year warranty but does not say who provides the warranty.
Please note this ships from Canada, with USA and Canada as the official “ship-to” addresses mentioned in the eBay listing.
Adorama is running another Trade-In Promotion good until 10/31/15. You trade-in one digital interchangeable-lens camera or lens, and receive a trade-in bonus of up to $250, in addition to the trade-in value of your gear. The trade-in bonus can be used towards the purchase of a new Sony a7 series digital camera or full frame E-mount.
Per the short instructions there, you fill in the short form on their website. Then they give you a trade-in code. You use that towards the purchase the a7 series camera or FF E-mount lens of your choice. In parallel, you send them your old camera/lens you agreed to trade-in.
To the eBay Deals we return where we find the Mini-Me of the NX system. Buydig’s eBay store is offering the new condition Samsung NX Mini with 9-27mm NX-M and SEF-7A External Flash for $280 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Lightroom 5 is bundled with the camera. You have a choice of Black, Blue or Mint. Sorry, no Basil 🙂
And we are baaaaack as the Radio DJ on SNL used to say. The Fuji X-A1 two lens kit for $400 sold-out, but if you blue is your thing, the new condition blue Fuji X-A1 body only is available for $269 (was $274~) with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like. Of potential interest if you have no interest in the kit lenses or you need an additional X body.
CORRECTION: the original post title mistype the price as $247 instead of $274… Regardless, the price as of late 9/29/15 is $269~…
As of a late 9/27/15 recheck, this sold out and it is not orderable at the moment…
The Fuji X-A1 two lens kit, with the blue Fuji X-A1 camera and the silver Fuji 16-50 and 50-230 lenses is currently offered for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten per customer.
There are eighteen Sony lenses (E-mount, A-mount) participating in the latest Instant Savings, and they also get 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo where you can find them all nicely organized.
The white Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera with AW 11-27.5mm f3.5-5.6 Lens is currently available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $430 with free expedited shipping and 90 day manufacturer warranty at Adorama. The other colors are only available in new condition ($700 with free accessories).
Rokinon has two new lenses for mirrorless camera systems available for pre-order with an early October 2015 release estimate. It is the 21mm f1.4 with a $500 starting price, and the 50mm f1.2 with a $550 starting price. They are available for the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount and Canon EF-M mirrorless systems. Some mounts get two colors per lens. More details via B&H Photo where they are available for pre-ordering (12 options).
These two new lenses were added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracker.
The previously mentioned deal has now gone live. You can get all three Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Cine lenses (24mm, 50mm, 85mm) for $5985 if you buy them together as a bundle in the same mount at Adorama. This is thanks to a $1500 off combined purchase discount, vs a $300 off discount if you buy each lens on its own. It is available in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount.
It’s Thursday 9/17/15, and among many other things, this means authorized Sony dealers are now allowed to accept pre-orders for the all new Sony a7S II E-mount full framer for $3000. You can do so at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. The release estimate is October 16 (2015).
Speaking of B&H Photo, their current deal of the day (ends by Thur 11:59pm ET) are the old school AKG K240 Studio headphones for $50 with free shipping.
The new Rokinon theme song, o/~ Here I am, Rock-inon you like a hurricane o/~. With that nonsense out of the way, if you are interested in the new Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 lenses (24mm, 50mm and 85mm) available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, Sony E-mounts, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount, they have their first wave of discounting. If you buy one lens, you get $300 off instant savings… UPDATE: the Nikon F mount, version is now discounted as well!
You can find these at Adorama as follows:
+ Rokinon Xeen lenses (individual lenses, 15 options)
+ all individual lenses for $2200 each – including the Nikons [updated]
+ the sale below has now gone live (update 3:45pm ET)
+ But if you buy all three lenses (of the same mount), you get $1500 off instant savings (the Nikon F mount bundle gets the discount).
+ Xeen Three Lens Bundles for $7485 total (in the five aforementioned mounts, including Nikon)
As of a 9/20/15 recheck, this particular offer ended… For future action, check the eBay Deals…
So many camera mounts so little time. If you are interested in the world of Olympus, you can find all the latest instant savings promotions for the iLCs, Lenses, and fixed lens cameras nicely organized at the official Olympus store where they have free shipping with $100+ orders (flat $5 if under $100).
If you are comfortable with refurbished, don’t forget to check the Outlet store where creatures big (35-100/2 for $1769) and small (body cap lens for $38) are offered. Their reconditioned items come with a 90 day warranty from Olympus.
BorrowLenses is having a coupon sale on some of their used camera gear. Use coupon code BUYUSED15 to get 15% off the purchase of used gear shown at the aforelinked page. There are 164 options there, mostly DSLR/iLC gear. Coupon expires 9/21/15.
For the speed readers, even though BorrowLenses is a rental website, this particular offer is purchases of used camera gear they have.
If you love mixing and matching camera gear of different mounts, the Kipon Baveyes Lens Adapter from Canon EOS Lenses To Sony E-Mount with Auto Focus – (0.7x Optic Adapter Focal Reducer) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $408 with free expedited shipping at Adorama’s website.
The Canon EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF and EF-S Lenses, model 6098B002, is new condition as a White Box product, is offered for $32 by a couple of 3rd-party sellers with the order fulfilled by Amazon so it is eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping. Non-Prime members need an order of $35+ to get free shipping (three of these tiny AB camera cases will do it, currently $1.47 each).
White box is often used to describe situations when a lens or something else is removed from a kit or a bundle and sold separately. When a kit is significantly discounted, some retailers “break it” (aka the term “broken kit”), and sell, for example, the camera and lens separately for a slightly higher price.
PS: “broken kit” is a rather unfortunate term, how many consumers will get excited when they hear something they are about to buy described as “broken”? 🙂
This daily deal expired…
Adorama is bundling a free Audio Technica mic with the purchase of one of these 17 cameras. Fourteen of them are Canon DSLRs and Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, along with two Fuji X100T kits and the Panasonic GH4 body only. Some of the cameras come with additional free accessories, while others are eligible for promotional rewards.
No coupon and no rebate needed. While this promotion is running (you will see it mentioned on the individual camera product pages), Adorama will include the free Audio Technica mic (and other eligible freebies) automatically.
Micro Four Thirds action from hot quadcopter maker DJI. They have revealed two new quadcopters in the Inspire 1 line, the Inspire 1 Pro and the Inspire 1 RAW (records in CinenaDNG) with their respective cameras being the Zenmuse X5 and X5R (R for RAW). DJI also launched a new M43rds lens, the DJI 15mm f1.7 ($550). You can also use some of the lightweight Panasonic and Olympus primes with it. A summary of the new products at B&H Photo which is accepting pre-orders for all of them. I hope pancake lenses don’t have a fear of flying 😉
I don’t know if they are trying to mirror Apple’s way of new product releases, but Sony continues with the two phase product announcement and pre-orders. Announced on Friday was the new Sony a7S II mirrorless full framer. Pre-orders for the camera will begin to be accepted on September 17 in 2015 at various authorized Sony dealers including Adorama and B&H Photo. At least Sony didn’t go the OnePlus route of waiting lists and such 🙂
This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 tracking page.
Of video interest, you can place pre-orders right now, with a mid-November 2015 release estimate, for the new Sony PXW-FS5 Super35 video camera which goes for $5600 as body only and $6100 bundled with the 28-135mm lens.
Sony has another round of instant savings promotions, combined with free accessories included by Adorama, and up to 4% promotional rewards, plus free NewLeaf spills/drops warranties for some models. You can find all the eligible cameras nicely organized at the Adorama website.
Check each individual camera’s product page to see what are the available offers. There are two places to check. Let’s use the Sony a6000 body only as our example. It currently goes for $450 and right above the price, you can see that it also comes bundled with a free 64GB Lexar Professional SDXC memory card.
But the offers don’t end there. Look for the hard to find “Ways to Save” section and open that, which will reveal the “Save up to $300.00 with bundle” option. Click on that, and it will take you to the a6000 bundles page. Check the left side there for the various promotions. In this case, you can optionally add the 55-210 for +$150, or add a 1yr New Leaf Spills/Drops warranty for FREE or get various hardware or software at a combined purchase discount.
Annotated screenshots of what to look for below, using the a6000 body only kit as our guinea pig (after the jump):
PL mount fans, unite and take over! The Blackmagic Design URSA Camera with PL Mount Super35 4K video camera is bundled with a FREE Blackmagic Design Shoulder Kit for $4500 total with free expedited shipping at Adorama.com.
As of 9/8/15 recheck, this is no longer pretty in pink. The price jumped back to normal levels…
Costco time! 100 pairs of socks? Check! 200 rolls of toilet paper? Check! 420 chocolate brownies? Check! How about the Panasonic GF7 two lens kit (12-32, 35-100, 32GB SD, case) for $500 with free shipping for Costco members or $525 for non-members (non-members can shop there but pay a 5% surcharge). Membership is $55/year, so it’s a trade-off to consider considering.
PS: as of the time of writing, their website has 25 digital cameras. Note that the Sony cameras are marked as “MEMBERS ONLY”, so only members can purchase those.
Sony launched another instant savings promotion for some of their E-mount (mirrornyets) and some of their A-mount (mirrorSi) Lenses. You can find the eligible lenses broken down by mount (below the four featured lenses) at B&H Photo. Press the orange “Load More” button to see more, rinse and repeat for even more…
This daily deal expired… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals…
It’s pre-order time on the Panasonic Micro Four Thirds front, with the following lenses available for pre-order:
+ 25mm f1.7 for $250 at Adorama and $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS for $700 at B&H Photo
+ 45-150mm f4-5.6 MEGA OIS for $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II MEGA OIS for $250 B&H Photo
+ Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code for Lumix DMC-GH4 for $100 at B&H Photo
You can find this burst added to the New Lenses and Cameras of 2015 page…
This Fuji is guaranteed to be in-stock (at least as of the time of writing), the Fuji 27mm f2.8 R lens is bundled with various free accessories (39mm UV filter, lens wrap, lens tether, cleaning kit) a one year NewLeaf spills/drops warranty and 4% rewards (=$10~) for $250, in either black or silver at Adorama (the accessory bundles are towards the middle of the listings).
This daily deal ended…
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There are many M43rds camera options out there. One of them is the Panasonic GX7, currently on its way out, already discontinued/gone at B&H but hope is not lost if this is the one you want! You can get the black GX7 with the 14-42mm lens with 4% rewards (=$24~) and a 32GB Lexar SD card for $600 at Adorama.
If you prefer the silver, you can get it for $650 but with a $50 gift certificate included (so it nets to $600). The body only goes for $550. See all currently available options at Adorama where it is marked as a Closeout.
As of a 8/31/15 PM recheck, the price jumped up to the usual levels…
This is not a dejavu, this is the third Sony E-mount lens that is offered in grey-market imported condition by Get It Digital (99.7%) as part of the eBay Deals. It is the new condition grey-market with a three year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Sony) Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS (model SEL70200G) offered for $1180 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
The grey market (imported cameras without manufacturer’s USA warranty) party continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is Get It Digital (99.7%) offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* lens for the E-mount offered for $740 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a three year warranty from Get It Digital, not Sony USA. Over 500 units sold so far from this eBay listing.
The warranty is described in the eBay listing as:
PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, it’s because last week we also mentioned a different grey-market imported Sony-Zeiss lens, the Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) which went (and still goes) for $700, also from Get It Digital.
The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.
In addition to the M3 mirrornyet camera, Canon has also revealed four new lenses, one serious SLR prime and three EF-M mirrorless as follows:
+ EF 35mm f1.4L II (SLR) with $1800 pre-orders at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 22mm f2 STM with $250 pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM with $400 pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens with $350 pre-order at Adorama
+ see them all along with various new accessories at Adorama
These have been added to the New Lenses of 2015 Tracker…
Canon has not forgotten mirrorless. They have a new official camera, the new 24-megapixel M3 with an APS-C sensor, DiGiC 6, Wifi and things like that. Pre-orders are accepted as follows:
This has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracker…
If you are a B&H Photo fan or have gift cards or promotional rewards and are looking for new product releases, as of the time of writing, the following new products are in-stock and ready to ship to your arms with free expedited shipping:
This daily deal confusion ended, thank The Seven!…
New from Olympus, the E-M10 Mark II is now available for pre-order with a late August 2015 release estimate. The body only goes for $650, while the kit with the 14-42mm lens goes for $800, in black or silver. Pre-orders are accepted at Get Olympus (official Olympus USA store) and at Adorama… This has been added to the New Cameras Tracking Page…