Save the Date: Wedn January 31: Panasonic GH5S LIVE Panel Discussion

If you are curious about the upcoming Panasonic GH5S, or you just love panel discussion of new camera gear, Save the Date! On Wednesday January 31st in 2018, at 1pm eastern time, B&H Photo will be hosting a Panasonic GH5S LIVE Streaming Panel Discussion featuring a photographer, a cinematographer, a post production person, along with a Panasonic representative and a panel host. A party of five. I mean, a panel of five! As usual, it will be free to watch. You can ask questions using the Twitter hashtag #BHPhotoLive.

(ENDED) Amazon too offers the E-M1 II with Grip for $1850 – Offer is STACKABLE with Many Other Olympus Lenses As Well

Argggh! The $1850 sale ended while I was in the middle of writing this… I’m getting too old for this 🙂

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(SOLD OUT) Used Panasonic G9 Body for $1499 + S&H

As of a 1/287/18 at 1pm ET recheck, this sold out… Used condition items are available in limited quantities, sometimes only one…

The big news of today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker is on the Panasonic G9 front! Adorama has limited quantities in “Used – Demo” condition for $1499 plus shipping! When the used options sell out, you will not see the Panasonic G9 at the aforelinked page.

In-Stock: Panasonic 200mm f2.8 PowerOIS [m43]

Grab your wallet and your weight lifting set! The new condition Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER OIS Micro Four Thirds lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $2998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Used Sony a7r III Body (Condition 10) for $2880

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have a new low price on the USED Sony a7r III body only. You can get it for $2880 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo (USED) in “USED – Condition 10”. Used supplies are limited. When used items sell out, the B&H used links automatically redirect to the new condition products, so if you don’t see a used option, it means it sold out.

Olympus E-M1 II with FREE HLD-9 Battery Grip: Body for $1849, w/12-40 for $2548, w/12-100 for $2948, w/12-40/40-150 for $3748

B&H Photo is running a limited time promotion on a trio of Olympus E-M1 II bundles as follows:

+ E-M1 II body only and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip and $74 promotional rewards for $1849

+ E-M1 II with 12-40mm f/2.8 and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip and $102 promotional rewards for $2548

+ E-M1 II with 12-100mm f4 IS PRO and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip for $2948

+ E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8 and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip for $3748

Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS for $299 [m43]

It’s Samyang time of the Micro Four Thirds kind at B&H Photo, where either the silver or the black color scheme of the new condition Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS lens is on sale for $299 with free expedited shipping.

On the same listing, you will find the black Sony E going for $289, while the lowest Fuji X price is $309 for the silver.

Note that the prices of Samyang lenses are not always the same for all mounts, so keep that in mind when price-checking comparatively.

Voigtlander 12mm f5.6 Ultra Wide (Sony E) for $799 with FREE Overnight shipping

Back to the Adorama Accessories Sale, they are offering the new condition Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar Aspherical III for the Sony E-mount for $799 with free Overnight shipping for a limited time. This lens cannot be shipped outside the USA per the listing there.

Speaking of E-mount lenses, Adorama is also offering the new condition Venus Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens for $859 with free shipping and handling.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (Sony E FF) with FREE 67mm Zeiss Filter and $47 Rewards for $1169

Let’s just pretend I made a “bat an eye” joke for the “Batis” name and move on 🙂

The new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for the Sony E full frame system is now on sale for $1169 with free shipping at B&H Photo which also includes a FREE Zeiss 67mm T* UV lens filter, and also at Adorama (no free filter). Both offer 4% promotional rewards which comes out to around $47 to be spend in future purchases at that particular retailer.

(OLDER POST) Olympus E-M1 II with HLD-9 Battery Grip Bundles: with 12-40 for $2700 OR with 12-100 for $3100 OR with 12-40/40-150 for $4000

This is an older post, superseded by a better limited time sale

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Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF (Sony E) for $485 w/free S&H

According to the Amazon shopping cart, there is one unit left of the new condition Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 Auto Focus Lens (IO50AF-E) bundled with some free accessories for $485 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Focus Camera. This is not eligible for Prime shipping – it will ship directly from Focus.

(ENDED) Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 + $300 Gift Card for $500

As of a 1/22/18 AM re-check, this promotion expired… Original post after the jump for historical reference…

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Body Only for $649

If of all the Fuji cameras out there is the new condition Fuji X-T1 Graphite body only the one you want, it is currently on sale again for $649 with free shipping at B&H Photo for a limited time…

Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Body Only for $249

This went as low as $199 during the late 2017 holiday shopping season deals, but if you don’t want to wait for it, at the moment, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera for $249 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer but not a daily deal.

Pre-order new Leica 75mm f2 and 90mm f2 lenses [SL]

Leica has revealed two new lenses for their SL 35mm full frame mirrorless system, both are f2, the 75mm and 90mm. They are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ 75mm f2 for $4750 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 90mm f2 for $5150 at Adorama and B&H Photo

These have been added to our brand new tracking post, The New Lenses of 2018.

Panasonic G9 Floodgates Begin to Open (aka In-Stock for $1700)

Good news for Panasonic G9 hunters! The floodgates have began to open! As of the latest update of the Stock Status Tracker, the camera is in-stock at its starting price of $1700 at following authorized Panasonic USA dealers:

+ Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer)

+ Samys (eBay)

+ Cameta (eBay) (different listing since yesterday)

+ various at 3rd-party sellers at Amazon including Beach, Ritz, Samy’s

(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a7r III body for $2860+

As of 1/21/18 AM recheck, these sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Update

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Imported Sony a7r II Body w/1-YR Seller Warranty for $1900

The all new Sony a7r iii body only is now in-stock at multiple authorized dealers, but if you prefer the previous generation model, the Sony a7r ii body only, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras…

… then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” (99%, Queens Village) is offering the new condition imported grey-market a7r II body only for $1900 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty). Limit three per customer. Over 420 of these have been sold so far per the eBay listing…

In-Stock: Panasonic G9 for $1700 [limited quantities]

The latest update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the Panasonic G9 in-stock at authorized dealers in limited quantities at its official starting price of $1700 as follows:

+ Cameta Camera (eBay) (two available as of the time of writing)

+ Amazon (3rd Parties)

Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 for $148 with freebies

On the budget side of Micro Four Thirds, the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens is currently on sale for $148 with free shipping at authorized dealers with the following freebies:

+ at Adorama you get a 52mm ProOptics filter kit (three filters with case), cap keeper and cleaning kit

+ 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 5% statement credit for Prime members pay with a Prime credit card at Amazon

(OLDER POST) Used Sony a7r III body for $3019 + S&H

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

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Fuji X100F with $100 Gift Card for $1300 [updated]

If you are a fan of Focus Camera, they continue to sell it for $1300 however they are adding the following freebies: $100 Focus Camera Gift Card, 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, SwissGear messenger bag and Corel software bundle (Paintshop, VideoShot, AfterShot, Painter Essentials) in both the black X100F color and the silver X100F color.

This sale ended: The silver color scheme of the camera is on sale (as of the time of writing) for $1214~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker….

Panasonic G9 gets a January 15 estimate (YMMV)

I just added the upcoming Panasonic G9 to the Stock Status Tracker, and surprise-surprise, both the Amazon itself listing and the B&H Photo listing have a January 15 estimate! The original Panasonic estimate was for late February. So if two major retailers have the same estimate, that’s a good sign!

Obligatory screenshots to make sure I did not post this while sleep-walking/sleep-blogging, first B&H and then Amazonia 🙂

Refurb Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS w/1-YR warranty for $189

Zoom-zoom E-system fans! BuyDIG is offering for a limited time the factory reconditioned Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens (model SEL55210) in the black color scheme for $189 with free shipping and a 1-year extended warranty.

(ENDED) 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Lens for $52 [Sony E]

This lightning deal expired…

Running in the Gold Box until 11:30am ET on Thursday is the new condition 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Prime for Sony E-system for $56 with free shipping (sold by 3rd-party seller and fulfilled by Amazon). But there’s also a $4 green clip-on coupon on the listing, dropping it to $52. The price before the sale was $70 last night when I posted the lightning deals schedule.

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F for $700 (black) or $750 (silver)

If you are a fan of the Pen-F digital cameras, they are refilled too on the Olympus Outlet store and they are both in-stock as of the time of writing, but expedited shipping is not available for them (only slow free shipping). They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as follows:

+ factory reconditioned Olympus PEN-F Black Body Only for $700

+ factory reconditioned Olympus PEN-F Silver Body Only for $750

Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $174 [no coupon]

We start digging into the reload of the Olympus Outlet store. We start with the factory recondition Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Silver) going for $174 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. No coupon is needed (thankfully!). It is shown as in-stock as of the time of writing, and with 1-2 business days for processing, with expedited shipping not available.

(ENDED) 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Lens for $56

This lightning deal expired…

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Refurb Olympus 45mm f1.8 [m43] for $240 [UPDATE: coupon not working!]

UPDATE 6:54pm ET: the coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is not working! Their shopping cart says it is not valid, but the coupon is shown on the Olympus USA Outlet store page. It may be a technical issue, or an error in the coupon, or an error in the display of the coupon. Or they posted it too early or too late. Thanks to our readers for the alert! All apologies for the confusion…

The factory reconditioned Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 goes for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty in the black color scheme at the Olympus USA Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. The coupon is a limited time offer.

In new condition, this lens goes for $324 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurb Olympus ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II for $360 [UPDATE: coupon not working!]

UPDATE 6:54pm ET: the coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is not working! Their shopping cart says it is not valid, but the coupon is shown on the Olympus USA Outlet store page. It may be a technical issue, or an error in the coupon, or an error in the display of the coupon. Or they posted it too early or too late. Thanks to our readers for the alert! All apologies for the confusion…

The factory reconditioned Olympus ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II lens goes for $360 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty from their Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. The coupon is a limited time offer.

In new condition at authorized Olympus dealers, this lens goes for $474, eg Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurbished Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R [m43] for $60

Zoom-zoom now, the factory reconditioned Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R micro four third lens goes for $60 plus $5 flat shipping (or free shipping with $100+ orders) and with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty in the black color scheme at the Olympus USA Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

If you want to avoid the shipping fee, you can buy this together with something else over there, eg the $90 17mm f2.8 pancake.

In new condition, this goes as low as $99 during Olympus initiated instant savings sales. At the moment it goes for $124 at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 [m43] for $200

They are both in-stock as of the time of writing! The Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 Silver micro four thirds lens is offered in refurbished condition in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme for $200 w with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty at the Olympus USA outlet store.

In new condition, at authorized Olympus USA dealers, this goes for $324 such as B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 [m43] for $90 (limit 1)

Nom-nom the pancakes! In-stock as of the time of writing is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 silver pancake lens for $90 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty at the Olympus USA outlet store. Shipping is $5 flat. I believe it becomes free shipping with $100+ orders (if memory serves me well). Limit one per customer.

Six Refurbished Olympus Lenses added to Outlet Store

It’s refill time! The official Olympus Outlet store has been refilled with six Olympus micro four thirds lenses!!!

RECOUNT: six refurbished lenses have been added, not eight. It already had two PRO lenses that had been there since the holidays along with the E-M1 II body.

We have separate posts for these lenses under our Olympus posts

Pre-order new Panasonic GH5S mirrorless for $2500

CES 2018 is here and with it we have our first major interchangeable lens camera announcement, it is the brand new Panasonic GH5S, yes, the S is part of the name, it is not plural, SAD that so many companies fail at such a simple thing in product naming 🙂 The new GH5S is a video-priority variant of the GH5, and it is available for pre-ordering for $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Having won 2017 with a 13 vs 8 score, Mirrorless scores the first “goal” of 2018 against DSLRs. That D-Rebel T6 is a leaky goalie 🙂

Fuji X-E2S with Fuji 14mm f2.8 and Metal Hand Grip and Manfrotto case for $849

The Fuji X-system has been around long enough for many generations of released cameras so that gives you more price flexibility if you are willing to buy previous generations models. One such is the Fuji X-E2S body only going for $429 on its own at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

But what if you want to dive into the Fuji X system with an “old school take pictures with kit”? = a camera with a prime lens instead of a zoom lens; yes, I’m still making up terms as I go 🙂

IF that’s the case, comes to the rescue by offering the Fuji X-E2S with 14mm f2.8 XR and Hand Grip (the Fuji MHG-XE metal hand grip) along with the Manfrotto NX shoulder case, all together for $849 with free expedited shipping.

This is a great price if you happen to want/need both. The 14mm f2.8 lens goes for $800 on its own, eg Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Pre-order on Wednesday: new Sony 18-135 OIS and silver a6300

Sony is striking first in CES 2018 in this small “pre CES 2018” window [see Trade Show Calendar] with a couple of new products that will be available for pre-ordering on Wednesday January 10 at 11am eastern:

+ Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ silver Sony a6300: body for $898, with 16-50mm for $998 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Sony a7r II Body with Choice of Freebies for $2400

The new condition Sony a7r II body only goes for $2400 at various authorized dealers, which are allowed to include free items with purchase, and different retailers offer different useful free items as follows:

+ B&H Photo with free 4TB WD Passport USB 3.0 portable hard drive

+ B&H Photo with free 1-year Adobe Photographer Cloud subscription

+ Adorama with free Tascam DR-10S Mic

+ Adorama with free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

Fuji X-T10 with 16-50 and 50-230 for $589

If you are looking for a two lens “take pictures with” kit for the Fuji X system, Adorama is offering the black color scheme of the Fuji X-T10 with 16-50 and 50-230 for $589 with free expedited shipping…

If you don’t need the lenses, the X-T10 body only goes for $429 with free expedited shipping and $17~ promotional rewards.

(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a7r III body for $3134

This sold out as of a Saturday 5:12pm ET recheck… For future updates check the Stock Status Tracker

and we have a legitimate used Sony a7r III body only listing for $3134~ with free shipping at Adorama in “Used – Demo” condition.

Used items come with a 90-day Adorama warranty and a 30-day return policy (no questions asked). It goes for $3200 in new condition and it is in-stock at many authorized dealers.

The Sony a7r III Floodgates have opened: IN-STOCK at Many Authorized Dealers for $3200

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker, and we have great news for Sony a7r III hunters! The camera is now in-stock for its starting price of $3200 at various authorized Sony USA dealers:

+ Adorama with FREE Overnight Delivery

+ B&H Photo with FREE Next Day Delivery

+ Various at Amazon including Murphy’s (fulfilled by Amazon), Cameta and Focus

+ Various Authorized on eBay including Beach, Photo Craft, and more

+ I will add a more detailed list in the Stock Status Tracker later today when I’ll be using a full size keyboard

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $50 Gift Card and $24 Rewards for $598

If you are looking for a Micro Four Thirds “take pictures with” kit, Adorama has a bundle for you. The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses, along with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 promotional rewards, all together for $598 with fre expedited shipping in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme.

B&H Photo also offers the two lens kit for the same price, but instead of the gift card and promotional rewards, you get a SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and a Ruggard Hunter 25 DSLR Holster Bag.

Panasonic GX8 body for $748, with 25/1.7 for $898

The Panasonic G9 is on the horizon for $1300, but if you don’t want to wait or pay the deputy-flagship price (I will add this to the Stock Tracker as we get closer), the silver color of the Panasonic GX8 is on sale for $748 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($30~) at B&H Photo until Saturday at 11:59pm ET. Note however that B&H does not accept orders during the Sabbath (Friday PM to Saturday PM), so plan your ordering accordingly!

What if you like the GX8 but also want a price lens with it? B&H Photo has you covered there too, the GX8 with 25mm f1.7 lens for $898 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($36~). This offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm ET.

Expiring Instant Rebates for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji and more

The year is almost over, and a number of instant savings promotions will end with it. Adorama has rounded up all the expiring instant savings promotions as follows:

+ Canon DSLRs, Lenses, Powershots, Etc: over 600 options

+ Nikon DSLRs, Lenses, Coolpixies, Etc: over 170 options

+ Sony iLCs, Lenses, Etc: over 300 options

+ Olympus Cameras, Lenses, Etc: over 50 options

+ Fuji Cameras and Lenses: exactly 100 options

+ Panasonic Cameras: 41 options

+ Sigma Lenses: over 80 options

+ Tamron Lenses: 21 options

+ Tokina Lenses: 20 options

+ various products from various manufacturers

Sony Serious Mirrorless Bundle Sale (43 options, $1422 to $3705)

The B&H 2-Day Sale is getting more mega with the addition of 43 (forty three) Sony Mirrorless Camera Bundles featuring select a6300 and a6500 bundles, along with a feast of 35mm full frame a-series model bundles. Prices range from $1422 to $3705.

The a7r III is not participating in this sale. Check the Stock Status Tracker for existential answers about its stock situation 🙂

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C Lens for $130 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

If you are a fan of Prime lenses made by non-mainstream lens manufacturers, the membership website MassDrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm F/1.1 APS-C Prime Lens for $130 with free shipping for USA shoppers. Shipping is extra for non-USA shoppers. The lens is available in Canon EF-M, Fuji X, M43rds and Sony E. You select the option at checkout. It comes with a 1-year warranty. All sales are final. These will ship in late January 2018. There is no express shipping option!

If you are not familiar with MassDrop, think of them as a group buy shopping club. You have to create an account (free to join, no annual/membership fees) to see the prices and details of a product. Orders do not ship right away like Amazon. It’s the opposite of Prime. Orders can take weeks to months before they ship because of the nature of group buys. Sales are final. Some items come with a manufacturer warranty, others don’t. Some are purchased directly from the manufacturer, others through third parties.

If you hate waiting, then mayhaps it’s not for you. You can instead go for near-instant gratification with the B&H FREE Next Day delivery of various products 🙂

IN-STOCK: Sony a7r III body for $3200 with FREE Next Day Delivery

An update fo the Stock Status Tracker also revealed the Sony a7r III body only being in-stock at more places than ever, for its starting price of $3200 with free shipping:

+ Adorama with free OVERNIGHT shipping!

+ B&H Photo with free NEXT DAY delivery!

(ENDED) Z CAM E1 Mini 4K M43rds Body Only for $199

These 2-day sale offers expired…

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Fuji X-T10 body for $429, Two Lens Kit for $649

In addition to the refurb Nikons, Adorama is also having a Big Overstock Sale with over 8400 items participating. One of those is the new condition Fuji X-T10 body only going for $429 with free expedited shipping and $17~ promotional rewards in the black color scheme… Or if you have Amazon gift cards to spend, you can get it for the same price by Adorama through Amazon.

Or for $649 you can get an X-T10 2-Lens Kit with the 16-50mm and 50-230mm lenses, this being the silver color scheme. This kit also gets a FREE Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Mini Tabletop Tripod at the moment.

There are of course many options in the Fuji X camera market these days, and with options come decision headaches 🙂

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R for $99 [m43]

The Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro [M43] had been going for $99 but has increased to $149 as of this recheck, however, its $99 partner-in-crime, the Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R continues to go for $99 (or has returned to $99) since our previous recheck at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. At B&H and Adorama you get $4 promotional rewards as well, while at Amazon you get a $5 statement credit if you pay with Prime VISA or Discover with activated Q4 rewards. With free shipping.