Pre-order new Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS

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.

Pre-order new Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS for $1000 (also 45-100 II for $500)

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.

Pre-order second generation of Panasonic f2.8 PRO ZOOMS (12-35, 35-100)

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:

+ 12-35mm f2.8 II OIS for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 35m-100mm f2.8 II OIS for $1100 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ yes, this is a lower price than the first generation

Pre-order new Panasonic GH5 for $2000

Panasonic has a new flagship now, the GH5 with a March 2017 release estimate and a pre-order price of $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo… You can find this along with the other New Cameras of 2017

UPDATE: also accepting pre-orders now is Amazon itself for the same price of $2000 (I am rounding prices for simplicity sake, the actual price is $1997.99).

PS: also available for pre-order is the DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip for $350.

14 Sony Cameras (RX and E-mount) with Free Gift Cards (amounts range from $50 to $500)

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.

Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS (E) + $50 Gift Card for $598

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.

For more action at Adorama, check their Pre-New-Year sale and their Year-Ending Rebate close-outs.

In-Stock: Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1999

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.

In-Stock Alert: Fuji X-T2 body for $1599 [also X-T2 w/18-55 for $1899]

It’s here! The Fuji X-T2 body only is now in-stock for $1599 with free shipping by authorized dealer OneCall on eBay and Adorama too!

UPDATE: the Fuji X-T2 with 18-55mm kit is also in-stock for its starting price of $1899 at Adorama!

For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker.

Fuji X-PRO2 Body with $150 Gift Card for $1550

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.

For more Adorama action, check their 1400+ Free Overnight Shipping offers, along with their various Holiday Specials.

Venus 12mm f2.8 lens for $949: In-Stock for N/A/K; Pre-Order for C/E

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.

Olympus E-M1 (first gen) Body Only for $900 after $200 off coupon

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.

Canon M3 w/18-55 Video Creator Kit and $50 Gift Card (or lots of free extras) for $599

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 🙂

(ENDED) Used Fuji X-T2 Body auction [updated]

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…

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Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 (N/K/E)

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.

Olympus E-PL7 w/14-42 for $399

The Olympus E-PL7 along with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is currently on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo as one of their Green Monday specials.

These expired: 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 🙂

(OLDER POST) Stock Update: Fuji X-T2 Auction continues, Used options with 3yr warranty; Olympus E-M1 II: movement but not in-stock right now

This is an older post… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

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(ENDED) LAST CALL: Fuji X-T2 Body Auction ends Tuesday 12:42pm ET

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).

(ENDED) Fuji X-T1 with 18-55 and MHG-XT-L Grip for $1299 [and other offers]

This daily deal expired…

UPDATE: 16 hours in, and this remains at 0% claimed. This was such a horrible waste of time for Amazon to have this price as a lightning deal. The 0% claimed is telling them:

SHAME *ding*

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Panasonic GX85 Two-Lens Kit now gets a $150 gift card (instead of $100)

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

Sony a7S II Body with $500 Gift Card for $2998

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

Fuji X-T2 Body Only eBay Auction: $1250 (6 bids, ends Tue PM)

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.

Meanwhile the Olympus E-M1 II body only is on track for a December 12 release, with pre-orders accepted at Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama.

(ENDED) Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS for $239 (M43rds)

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.

Fuji X-T1 kits get more free accessories as the X-T2 wait continues

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.

Tokina Cinema AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 (M43) for $799

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 🙂

Refurbished with 1-Year Warranty: Canon M3 with 18-55 and Mount Adapter (EF to M) for $350

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.

Rokinon Lens Sale (six options, $230 to $380)

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 GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $100 Gift Card for $698

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.

Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron (M mount) for $899 (and three more)

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…

Sony a6000 w/16-50 and $50 Gift Card for $548

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 🙂

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 (m43) and $6 rewards for $148

Brunch is synonymous with Sundays, but pancakes are not served this Sunday. Instead it is the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds lens going for $148 with free shipping with $6 promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo… Optionally you can extend the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (PDF with instructions are available at the aforelinked retailers)…

Sony a7R II Body with $200 Gift Card (or Rode VideoMic or Sigma MC11) for $3200

The Sony a7r II body only is offered for $3200 at B&H Photo where you can choose one free item from a choice of three: A) $200 B&H Gift Card, B) Rode Videomic PRO, C) Sigma MC11 (EF to E). You are promoted to select which one right after you press the regular “Add to Cart” button. The pop-under presents you the three choices. The gift card is obviously the most flexible of the three choices.