Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $279 to $289 most systems; $329 Nikon AE, $379 Canon AE

Keeping it real with manual focusing, the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $279 to $289 in various systems (Pentax K, Sony A and E, Fuji X, Canon EF, and Olympus Four Thirds DSLR system). Meanwhile the chipped models (with “AE chip”; the lenses are fine, they don’t have things broken off “chipped”) go for $329 in Nikon and $379 in Canon, all these at B&H Photo… Some of these options also earn 2% promotional rewards…

(ENDED) Fuji VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip for $99 w/FS

As of a 3/21/18 recheck, the VG-XT1 battery grip is up to $200…

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Used Panasonic G9 for $1499 + S&H

A late bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for fans of the Panasonic G9! If you are a fan of used, there is one “Used – Demo” condition listing at Adorama for $1499 plus shipping. This is shown under the “Buy for as low as $1499.00 in Used” in small print on their website. I can’t find them by searching their USED department. IF/when they sell out, you will no longer see the used option. Annotated screenshot below:

Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for $155 after coupon

A $9 off green clip-on coupon, drops the price of the new condition Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens from $165 to $156 sold by Voking with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. The price and clip-on coupon is available M43rds and Fuji X among the mirrorless and Canon and Nikon among the DSLRs. The Sony E version is not on sale and does not have a clip-on coupon.

SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 (Sony E) for $259

Prime time for Sony E shooters, the new condition SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 lens is on sale for $259 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. No promotional rewards at Amazon but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get a 5% statement credit.

Lens Sales at Adorama (583 options)

Adorama is having a lens-a-palooza sale with over 580 lenses participating. This is a mix of sales, instant savings promotions and such. You can filter them using the various options (manufacturer, price-range, etc) on the left hand side of their website. More on these later, being not-Watson means I cannot digest 583 lenses in milliseconds 🙂

Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C (E-mount) for $76.50

The new condition Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C Sony E-mount lens is currently on sale for $76.48 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping… I don’t know how closely related this may be to the Meike 35mm f1.7 which goes for $90… There’s also a Neewer going for $86…

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO for $765 w/coupon

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO Lens for $765 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens for $829

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $829 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO for $892

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO (yes, Olympus has an IS lens) for $892~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) 15% off PRO Gear at Olympus Outlet with coupon (24 hours only)

This flash sale ended…

Grab your e-wallets! The Olympus Outlet store has just launched a 24 hour flash sale. Coupon code SPRINGSALE gets you 15% off select Olympus PRO lenses over there until Wednesday at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out…

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body for $1275 after coupon

This flash sale ended…

The factory reconditioned Olympus E-M1 II body only can be yours for $1275 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty using coupon code SPRINGSALE at the Olympus USA store until Wednesday at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out. It is in-Stock as of the time of writing! I tested the coupon and it works.

Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mk II for $479 [E] or $499 [X]

Bright prime for Mirrorlandia now, the new condition Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is on sale for $479 in the Sony E-system and $499 in the B&H Photo and Adorama and Adorama on eBay and various at Amazon

In-Stock: Panasonic G9 with various extras for $1800

Also during the update of the Stock Status Tracker we have semi-good news on the Panasonic G9 front. The camera is in-stock but in a bundle with various extra accessories for $1800 instead of its usual price of $1700 by Focus Camera on eBay or Focus Camera directly. The $100 “Extras” are:

+ Focus FC-3000 digital slave flash
+ 64GB Sony SDXC C10 U3 II M memory card
+ Camera Backpack
+ Wasabi dual-slot charger and two Wasabi batteries
+ LED video light

Rokinon 12mm f2 lens for $274 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

The new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 ultra wide lens is on sale for $274 with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time in your choice of various Mirrorless (Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Canon M) systems, some lenses are in black, some are in silver….

GetOlympus Outlet store listings improvements

The main listings index of the Olympus USA Outlet store has finally seen some improvements. You can now see from the index of available items which ones are out of stock and you can add-to-cart directly. A step in the right direction, but more work must needs be done!

Pre-order new Z CAM K1 Pro Cinematic VR180 Camera

Another new “alternative camera” is now available for pre-ordering. It is the Z CAM K1 Pro Cinematic VR180 Camera going for $2995 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The shipping estimate is “coming soon”…

For more pre-order alerts, check our … pre-order alerts posts 🙂

(ENDED) eBay Auction: Panasonic G9 ends 10:35pm ET [$1399 as of 9:15pm ET]

The auction for the Panasonic G9 body only ended at $1556 with five bids placed…

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Zeiss Wedding Weeks sale [C/N/E/M]

Do you hear wedding bells? You may still do if you attended the WPPI trade show in Vegas 🙂 WPPI may be over [see Trade Show Calendar], but the “Zeiss Wedding Weeks” lens sale continues at Adorama where you will find all participating lenses sorted by the biggest discount (starting at $500 off for the 135/2.8 Batis, making it $1500).

The lenses participating in the sale are:

+ 135/2.8 Batis for $1500 [E]
+ 85/1.4 APO for $4190 [C/N]
+ 85/1.4 Milvus for $1600 [C/N]
+ 135/2 Milvus for $1800 [C/N]
+ 85/1.8 Batis for $999 [E]
+ 85/2.4 Loxia for $1200 [E]
+ 85/1.4 for $1133 [C/N]
+ 85/4 for $837 [Leica M]
+ see them all at the Adorama Zeiss Wedding nicely organized page

Leica SL (Typ 601) + SF64 Flash for $6420

A new Leica combined purchase discount bundle is available, you can get the new condition Leica SL Typ 601 full frame mirrorless camera along with the Leica SF-64 flash, together for ever for $6420 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-H1 Body with FREE Domke Bag for $1900

Ooops I totally forgot about the Fuji X-H1 but the update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the camera in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1900 as follows:

+ Adorama with FREE Fuji-Domke F-803 camera bag for same price of $1900

+ Amazon itself and various 3rd-party sellers
+ if a Prime member, and you pay with a Prime VISA or Store credit card, you get 5% statement credit, which in this case is $95

Olympus Outlet store refilled with 26 items

The Olympus Outlet store has been refilled now with a total of 26 items, including the previously mentioned refurb E-M1 II along with the f2.8 PRO lens trio, primes, zooms and more (= converters, grips, etc)…

(ENDED) Sony a5100 with 16-50mm for $398

Party’s over! As of a 3/5/18 at 2:45pm ET recheck, the price has climbed up to $550…

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Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus for $299 [Sony E]

If you are a fan of autofocusing technology and the Sony E system, Adorama is offering the new condition Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus lens for the Sony E system for $299 with free expedited shipping. Yes, Rokinon is embracing AF AF 🙂

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for $999, 135mm f2.8 for $1499 [Sony E]

It’s WPPI time after all, and thanks to the avalanche of Sony 35mm full frame mirrorless cameras, FE-shooters can now have their very own Zeiss full frame portrait lenses.

The Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis for the Sony E-system goes for $999 with free shipping and $40~ promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo

The 135mm f2.8 Zeiss Batis is on sale for $1499 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama

(SOLD OUT) Used Panasonic G9 body for $1487

These sold out as the G9 is getting harder to find… An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the Panasonic G9 available in “Used – Very Good” condition (minor cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) offered for $1487~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. There’s only one used listing for this at the moment… The new condition price at authorized dealers is $1700…

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1500

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body only is back in-stock at the official Olympus USA Outlet store going for $1500 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty… It goes for $1700 in new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers like Adorama and Amazon itself

Pre-orders begin for new Sony a7 III at 11am ET

Get your e-wallets ready if interested in this one! Pre-orders for the new Sony a7 III body only full frame Sony E-system camera will begin at 11am eastern today (Wednesday 2/28/18) at authorized Sony dealers for $2000 body only or $2200 with the 28-70 lens at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

You can see how it stacks up price-wise to the rest of the cameras using the:
+ 35mm full frame price charts
+ Mirrorless Price Charts
+ these were created before the a7 III was announced (that’s why it’s not in there; but it will be in the next iteration of these)

Tokina Firin 20mm f2 Manual Focus (Sony E) for $699

Among the latest new Lenses announced is an autofocus version of the Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE (Sony E system) lens, with the “AF” designator added to the model name. No price/availability details yet but B&H Photo has created a product page for it.

If autofocusing is not a high priority or you need a lens now, the first generation manual focus version of the lens is on sale for $699 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus (Sony E) for $535

This lightning deal expired…

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Pre-orders for new Sony a7 III start Wedn 11am ET

Sony has plenty of 35mm full frame cameras [see 35mm full frame price charts] but that’s not stopping them from revealing a brand new model! The Sony a7 III body only is now an official product and pre-orders of it will begin on Wednesday 2/28/18 at 11am eastern at authorized Sony dealers.

The starting price is $2000 for the body only, and $2200 for the kit with the 28-70mm lens. A listing for the camera is available at B&H Photo and Adorama with the pre-ordering option activating on Wednesday at 11am eastern.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page and has given mirrorless cameras a 7-1 lead over DSLRs in 2018.

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f2 FE Zero-D for $799 [Sony E]

Prime time among the B&H WPPI sales, the new condition Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for the Sony E-system is on sale for a limited time for $799 with free expedited shipping. A feast of primes for the Sony E-system!

Pre-order new Canon M50 Mirrorless cameras (four official kits)

Priced in-between the Canon M5 and the M6 [see Mirrorless Price Chart], the brand new Canon M50 was revealed yesterday with three different kits:

+ M50 body only for $779 in black or white
+ M50 with 15-45 for $899 in black
+ M50 with 15-45 and 55-200 for $1249 in black

These kits are now available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 where it has increased the Mirrorless lead over DSLRs in 2018 to 6-1.

Free $100 Gift Card and Free Fuji Domke F803 Bag with purchase of Fuji 50-200 or 100-400 Lenses at normal prices

Our wild ride now takes us to Fujilandia where B&H Photo is bundling both a $100 B&H Photo gift card and the Fuji-Domke co-brandeD F803 camera bag when you purchase the following two Fuji X lenses:

+ Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR for $1599

+ Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR for $1899

The lenses go for the same prices without the gift card and camera bag, so you are getting two serious freebies. Four more Fuji lenses are on sale but don’t get a free gift card or free bag at B&H Photo; these too part of their WPPI 2018 specials

Sony a7r II + Flashpoint Zoom R2 Flash for $2400

With the release of the new Sony a7r III, the a7r II body only dropped in price, currently going for $2400 [see 35mm Full Frame Price Charts], but that’s not all, Adorama is bundling it with a FREE Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight for Sony, together going for the same authorized dealer price of $2400 with free expedited shipping. This too is part of their WPPI specials.

Pre-order new Panasonic 50-200mm f2.8-4 OIS [m43]

There is no theme, this is like rolling the blogging dice, things are coming in from all directions! 🙂 Now we have a pre-order of a brand new micro four thirds pro lens, almost a constant aperture but not quite! It is the brand new Panasonic 50-200mm f2.8-4 Power OIS (Lumix G, Leica, aspherical, Vario-Elmarit) available for pre-ordering for $1698 at Adorama and B&H Photo… It has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Panasonic 100-400 f4-6.3 Power OIS + $100 GC for $1800

Zoom-zoom on the Micro Four Thirds front! The new condition Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 POWER OIS is getting a $100 B&H Photo gift card as a bonus while still selling at the authorized dealer price of $1800 with free expedited shipping at B&H. As usual, you can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic. This too is part of the WPPI B&H sales

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $479 to $499 [E/X/EF-M]

Not faster than the speed of light, but getting close! The new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens is on sale as part of the WPPI festivities at B&H for $479 to $499 with free shipping depending on option. It is available in the Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M system. They also get 2% promotional rewards. The $479 price is for the black Sony E and silver Canon EF-M. The others go for $499.

Olympus E-M1 II Body + HLD-9 Battery Grip for $1898

More B&H WPPI action. The Olympus E-M1 II body continues to go for $1700 at authorized dealers, same as last week when we posted our Mirrorless price charts, BUT if you also want to get the official Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip (goes for $249 on its own), you can get them together as a bundle for $1898 at B&H Photo.

Over 100 Sigma Lenses with WPPI 2018 Coupon

More B&H WPPI action coupon code BHWPPI18 gets you additional savings on over 100 Sigma lenses. There are too many to list here individually, but the aforelinked page has them nicely organized.

$150 Gift Cards with select Fuji GF lenses (GFX MF)

And now we begin digesting the B&H WPPI 2018 specials, starting with select Fuji GF lenses for their medium format system getting a $150 B&H Photo gift card with purchase. Eligible lenses show this on their product page.

UPDATE: oops, I forgot to mention this, you also get a $200 B&H Photo gift card when you purchase the new condition Fujifilm GFX 50S with the 110mm f2 lens for $8299 with free expedited shipping.

Panasonic G9 In-Stock NEW for $1700, USED for $1500

An early bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for fans of the Panasonic G9! The camera is in-stock and shipping in new condition from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera (one unit left per the page over there).

If you are a fan of used, there are two “Used – Demo” condition listings at Adorama for $1500 plus shipping. This is shown under the “Buy for as low as $1499.00 in Used” in small print on their website. I can’t find them by searching their USED department. IF/when they sell out, you will no longer see the used option. Annotated screenshot below:

Olympus E-M10 III Body drops to $584

The Olympus E-M10 III body only came out of the gate for $650 but it has its first serious discount, it is currently going for the rather unusual price of $584 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

Olympus E-M10 II Price Staircase: Body $450, w/14-42 $500, w/14-42 EZ $550

If you prefer to get the Olympus E-M10 II in new condition from authorized dealers instead of wait/hunt for a refurbished deal at the Olympus USA Outlet store, the prices of the three E-M10 II options are a $50 staircase: the body only goes for $450, with the 14-42 for $500, and with the 114-42 EZ for $550 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. You can find the different kits and colors at the root listings of the aforelinked retailers.

Still Good: Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-100 and $100 Gift Certificate and $24 Rewards for $600

I am getting a headache price-checking them alone, I can’t imagine the confusion of someone trying to decide which one of the current Panasonic G-series to get. All those 8s in the model names cause jumbled brain 🙂 One option is to go for the value bundle, and the offer continues since the last time we mentioned it:

The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150 f4-5.6 lenses AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $24~ promotional rewards can be yours for $598 in your choice of silver color scheme or the black color scheme with expedited shipping at Adorama…

Panasonic GH5 Body + RODE VideoMicro w/Rycote + Two 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC + More for $1800

We already mentioned the various freebies the $1800 Panasonic GH5 gets at B&H and Adorama, but there is another option at Focus Camera, for the same price of $1800 with free shipping you get the following freebies:

+ Rode Microphones VideoMicro On-Camera Mic w/ Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
+ two 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC memory cards
+ Wasabi Charger and two batteries
+ Ape Case Envoy messenger

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 for $600; G7 with 14-140 OIS for $900

More Panasonic action, good until Saturday night, a Panasonic initiated instant savings promotion has dropped the price of the G7 with 14-42mm to $600, and the price of the G7 with 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS to $900 at various authorized dealers, some of which are also included FREE accessories.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 for $600
+ Adorama with FREE Corel software, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD, Lowepro 140 bag, 46mm UV filter and more

+ B&H Photo with FREE 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD and Ruggard Hunter 15 camera bag or 4% rewards without the free accessories

+ Amazon itself no freebies but 5% statement credit if you pay with Prime VISA or Store Card

Panasonic G7 with 14-140 for $900
+ similar freebies at Adorama and B&H Photo and similar statement credit thing at Amazon

In-Stock Alert: USED Panasonic G9 body only for $1530

More things surfacing from our Mirrorless Price Checking. The new condition Panasonic G9 body only for $1700 is out of stock at the tracked authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, B&H Photo has it USED, in “Condition 10” for $1530 with free expedited shipping. Used quantities are limited. If/when they run out of used, the used listing on their website will automatically redirect to the new condition.

For the big picture, check the latest iteration of the Stock Status Tracker now with the Pentax K-1 II and Fuji X-H1 added.

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-A5 in Brown and Pink

Another one of the New Cameras of 2018 is in-stock and shipping, in two of the three colors, it’s the Fuji X-A5 with the 15-45mm kit lens at its starting price of $599 with free shipping by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo