Pre-order: new Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 for $600

New Year, New Cameras! Panasonic has a new M43rds camera, the GF7 with the 12-32mm lens is a 16mp camera with a price of $600, in black or pink color schemes, available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon with a February-ish release estimate… We are keeping track of only the interesting new cameras of 2015 in this tracking post.

PS: I forgot to mention, the previous version, the GF6 with the 14-42mm kit lens goes for $350 in new condition at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 2).

Pre-orders: new Rokinon 135mm f2 and 135mm T2.2 Cine

Rokinon has revealed two new 135mm lenses. The photography priority is the 135mm f2 ED emc with a pre-order price of $550, while the video-priority is the 135mm T2.2 Cine DS ED UMC with a pre-order price of $600. The photography-priority version is available in nine different mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony A- and E-, Pentax, Fuji X, Samsung NX, Four Thirds, M43). Pre-orders are available at Adorama.

Samyang 24mm f1.4 for $370 (Pentax K), $397 (NX), $407 (“Olympus”)

The Samyang 24mm f1.4 manual focus lens for the Pentax K-mount is currently going for $370 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It also goes for $395 for Samsung NX, $407 for “Olympus” (does not specify 43 or M43), and $500+ in Canon/Nikon. When price checking all the different mounts, be sure to pay attention to who the actual seller is. For some of them (eg Sony Alpha) the featured seller is not Amazon itself.

Olympus E-M1 body only drops to $1200

The Olympus E-M1 body only is now down to $1200 with free shipping thanks to a new round of Olympus instant rebates at Adorama (page down to see various E-M1 kits, including one with 12-40mm for $2000) and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2)… For mirrorless camera price reference, check the Mirrorless Price Chart.

Sony a3000 w/18-55 drops to $300

On the mirrorless E-mount front, the Sony a3000 with the 18-55mm lens is now going for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2). You may have to do the add-to-cart song and dance before you can see the price.

Or if you prefer, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $237 with free S&H and 90 day warranty from Secondipity on eBay.

(ENDED) Ends Mon 1am ET: New-OpenBox Sony NEX-3N w/16-50 for $285

This daily deal expired… The Woot Electronics deal of the day, ending by 1am ET on Monday, is the new (open-box condition) black Sony NEX-3N with 16-50mm offered for $280 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer during this promotion. Note this is a new condition camera but not in the original retail packaging. The listing says it comes with a 90 day Sony warranty.

(ENDED) Panasonic GM1 w/14-42mm (silver) for $500 [TOOS; limit 2]

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… As of a 12/29/14 at 2:12am ET recheck, the silver Panasonic GM1 with 14-42mm has gone “temporarily out of stock” as well at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price is market driven.

(ENDED) Orange Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm for $500 (limit 2; TOOS)

As of a 12/29/14 recheck, the price is back to $6500… Oranges and carrots are good for you. If you happen to like cameras with colors somewhere in-between oranges and carrots, the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32 (model DMC-GM1KD) is on sale for $500 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit two per customer during this sale. It is currently “temporarily out of stock” (TOOS) but you can order it and lock up the $500 price… This is not part of the lightning deals, so the price is market driven (can change or not change at any point in time).

Sony a5000 w/16-50mm & card & case & New Leaf for $300

Adorama is offering a bundle centered around the Sony a5000 w/16-50mm for $300 with a free Lowepro case, free UV MC filter, free 16GB card, free cleaning kit. Optionally you can get a free New Leaf 1yr Spills and Drops warranty – you have to add this manually by clicking under “Buy Together and save” and then selecting the “Adorama Holiday Gift” and there you will see the New Leaf offer and then add it to bundle and then add bundle to the shopping cart. All three colors of the a5000 kits are participating. Here’s the example for the silver model.

(ENDED) Panasonic GH3 body for $600 (PanaLeica 42.5mm f1.2 for $1100) [ends by 3:50pm ET]

This limited time offer ended. The 42mm f1.2 lens got completely sold-out before the 4-hour deal window closed. The GH3 was roughly 20% claimed…

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Buy select Fuji X body onlies and add 18mm f2 for $225 more

If you are interested in getting a Fuji X system camera body (X-E1 or X-M1 or X-Pro1) and you are also interested in the Fuji 18mm f2 prime lens, you can buy it together, in the same shopping cart, with the X camera body, and pay only $225 more for the 18mm f2 lens. This is because of a $300 combined purchase promotion. The price of the lens may change on its own. No expiration date is mentioned.

Samsung NX Mini with 9mm and $75 Gift Card for $314

More Samsung NX action, this time of the Mini variety, the brown NX Mini with the 9mm prime lens is bundled with a $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card for $314 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.

On the other hand, if you happen to need Lightroom 5 and like white cameras, the white NX Mini with the 9mm prime along with Lightroom 5 and 32GB card is offered for $300 at BuyDig (you have to add to cart and do the whole song and dance to see the price).

Free 1-Day shipping on 140+ Cameras and 220+ Lenses at Amazon

If you like 1-day shipping or you are buying a camera before a holiday deadline, Amazon has launched a variety of free 1-day shipping promotions, including one in their Camera and Photo store. As of the time of writing, there are 25 DSLR kits and 69 mirrorless kits and 55 P&S cameras. Please note some of the cameras are miscategorized, for example, the Sony a6000 in under P&S. Also eligible for this promotion are 242 camera lenses.

The usual terms apply. Items must be sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers, not used/refurbs). You must select Free One Day shipping in the shopping cart and after you do that, the shipping price will be adjusted in the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. No coupon codes needed. This is a limited time promotion in the buildup towards Christmas. Each eligible camera also mentions this promotion on the individual product page (under the Special Offers” section).

M43rds Lenses Instant Savings (29 choices, Pana, Oly, Sigma, etc)

If you are interested in M43rds lenses, B&H Photo has an instant savings promotion that includes 29 mostly Panasonic and Olympus M43rds lenses. This includes mostly Panasonic and Olympus lenses but there are also a few of other lenses as well (Tokina mirror, Sigma DN, Lensbaby, Ibelux prime). Prices range from $150 to $1400. Some are eligible for 4% promotional rewards as well.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 (X/m43/E/EF-M) for $1400

Prime your wallets, here comes a bright lens that will scorch your credit card statement! The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 Lens is on sale for $1400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in four different mirrorless mounts: Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M (yes, Canon has a mirrorless system in case you forgot!).

Panasonic GH3 body plus $100 Gift Card for $700

May all your mirrorless dreams come true! Especially if they include the Panasonic GH3! For a limited time, Adorama is offering this special Panasonic GH3 bundle: the GH3 body only kit, plus a $100 Adorama gift certificate, plus 4% promotional rewards for $700 with free 2-day shipping… Optionally you can add lenses or flashes to your order for a combined purchase discount – click on the small link under “Buy together and save” over there for details… Also optionally, you can double the original Panasonic warranty via mail-in rebate. PDF available over there – look for it on the right side of the page, under “View Available Rebate(s)”.

Sony a58 w/18-55 & $50 Gift Card & extras for $400 (add 55-200 for +$50)

The Pellicle is not a scary creature from a 50s scifi movie! It is your friend! The Sony a58 with the 18-55mm lens and a bonus $50 B&H Photo gift card and a free 16GB Sandisk SDHC and a free holster bag are on sale all together for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can add the 55-200mm lens to your order for +$50 or the 55-300 for +$150. Look for these two offers under the “Savings Available” section by clicking the small “View All Savings” link. Other add-on bundle options include Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30.