Matching the Leica camera and lens prices are the mail-in rebate amounts too! Good until 7/31/17, if you purchase an eligible Leica M or M-P camera AND one of the eligible qualifying lenses, you will receive a $1750 or $2000 via a mail-in rebate. Find details via the PDF file on the Leica M-P page and Leica M page at B&H Photo.
The Leica lenses eligible for the $1750 mail-in rebate are:
The Leica lenses eligible for the $2000 mail-in rebate are:
If you like auto focusing technology and Samyang/Rokinon lenses, and you are part of the Sony E System, the Samyang 35mm f2.8 AutoFocus lens is now in-stock and shipping for $399 at B&H Photo and Adorama and by Adorama on Amazon.
Or if you prefer the Rokinon brand, the Rokinon flavor is also in-stock for the same price including Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.
The new Panasonic GX850 with the 12-35mm goes for $550 in new condition at authorized Panasonic dealers which can include some free accessories with it such as Adorama (free Corel software, holster bag, 16GB card, card wallet, etc).
But if you only want the GX850 body-only, and you are comfortable buying international (imported, grey market) camera body WITHOUT any warranty, the Panasonic GX850 body only is available for $390~ with free shipping and no warranty from 6ave through Amazon. This ships directly from 6ave, but if you are a Prime member, you receive Prime-like shipping speed for free. It may not be as fast as Amazon since 6ave is on the East Coast, they don’t have warehouses everywhere like Amazon does.
As usual in situations like this, it is up to you to decide how much risk you are willing to take.
If you were tempted by the Fuji X-T1 Graphite but couldn’t justify the $200 more than the standard body only, this new promotion running right now that gets you a free Fuji 35mm f2 WR lens with purchase of select X-T1 kits may do the trick or help convince the Spouse C.F.O. With this promotion, $1000 gets you the new condition Fuji X-T1 Graphite body only along with the Fuji 35mm f2 R WR lens.
As of the time of writing, this combination is in-stock and ready to ship with FREE Overnight shipping at Adorama along with $40 in promotional rewards (to be spent in the future at Adorama). The free Overnight shipping promotion is shown on the product page as follows:
The same price and promotional rewards are available at B&H Photo with free standard shipping.
On the other hand, the shipping estimate is “ships in 1-2 months” at Amazon by Amazon itself
On the other hand, if you prefer to get the Fuji X-T1 with both the 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens and the 35mm f2 R WR lens (as part of the free lens promotion), and you want to receive it quickly, it is currently in-stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping at Adorama along with 4% promotional rewards which come out to about $48 (to be spent in future Adorama purchases).
UPDATE: it is also in-stock for the same price and with 4% rewards at B&H Photo.
If you are an Amazon fan, it currently has the nebulous “ships in 1-2 months” estimate.
The Fuji X-T1 with the FREE 35mm f2 lens has propagated across the internets, and if you want to get it right now, the Fuji X-T1 body only with the silver 35mm f2 R WR lens is in-stock and ready to ship at Amazon by Amazon itself for $800 with free shipping. The kit with the black 35mm f2 lens is “Usually ships within 1 to 2 months”.
If you don’t want it immediately, you can get it for the same price with free accessories (Corel software, 32GB Lexar SD, extra battery, Lowepro bag, etc) at Adorama where it is in “Temporarily On Backorder” condition but you can still place an order and lock up the price.
This new promotion is helping various X-T1 kits climb to the top of the New Mirrorless Releases at the Amazon best selling lists.
PS: if you are a Prime member, one of the Prime Benefits is getting 5% back as a statement credit if you pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA credit card or the Amazon Prime Store card. It comes out to $40~ for this purchase.
Sony has many options now-a-days in the E-mount, both APS-C and full frame cameras, just look at all the Sonys in the Mirrorless Price Chart. If of all those options you are settled on the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm, it currently goes for $650 at authorized Sony USA dealers, which are allowed to add a handful of free accessories such as Adorama.
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras, then to the eBay Deals we go, where RedTag Camera is offering this kit as imported grey-market for $560 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is no warranty included.
If you are/were planning to get both the Panasonic GH5 camera, and the Panasonic-Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS DG Vario-Elmarit, Panasonic created a bundle of the two of them for $2600. The GH5 goes for $2000 on its own, and the lens goes for $1000 on its own, so the bundle is at the moment $400 in savings.
And the GH5 with 12-60mm kit is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2600 (technically $2598) at B&H Photo and by various at Amazon.
It should also be in-stock pretty soon at Adorama and by Amazon itself.
PS: Panasonic has two 12-60mm lenses. One is this one, the Leica co-branded 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS DG Vario-Elmarit; the other is the 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 G Vario which is often bundled with some of the Panasonic M43rds cameras.
Prime temptation now! For a limited time, the new condition Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 II aspherical lens is on sale for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a Leica M-mount lens… For more action, check the latest B&H Featured Sales…
The Fuji X-A3 with the 16-50mm lens goes for $599 at authorized dealers [see also the “Take Pictures With” section of the Mirrorless Price Charts], but for a limited time, an extra $100 can get you the two lens kit with the XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II Lens for $699 total at B&H Photo. The offer is good for all three X-A3 body colors, but the 50-230mm lens is silver no matter what body color you select. The lens goes for $399 on its own.
But wait, there’s more! If you like some free accessories as well, Adorama includes a Lowepro shoulder bag, 16GB SD card, 58mm filter kit, Corel software and more for the same price of $699 in all three colors.
However, if you don’t want the 50-230mm lens, and you don’t want the extra accessories, and you are comfortable with used cameras, then:
+ used brown X-A3 with 16-50 for $445 by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself
+ used silver X-A3 with 16-50 for $499 at B&H Photo
CORRECTION: this is an f2, not f2.8 lens. The “R” confused me into thinking f2.8 🙂
Fuji temptation time! All four of the official Fuji X-T1 kits currently get a FREE Fuji 35mm f2 WR lens with purchase! The free lens will be included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running. You know the promotion is running when you see the lens mentioned in the individual product page of each lens.
The four kits participating are the X-T1 body only for $800, the X-T1 with 18-55 for $1200, and the X-T1 with 18-135 for $1400. Also participating is the X-T1 Graphite body only for $1000.
But wait, there’s more! The free lens is also offered on some of the bundles with free accessories. The X-T1 Graphite Body for $1000 gets the 35mm f2 WR along with an extra Watson battery, a 16GB SD card, a holster bag, and a cleaning kit.
A similar set of freebies is included with the X-T1 body only for $800, and so is the X-T1 with 18-135mm for $1400.
NOTE: some of the kits mentioned above earn 4% promotional rewards as well. Most of the kits that include free accessories don’t get 4% promotional rewards, except for the Graphite. Considering the price of the cameras, you can trade-off whether you want 4% to spend in the future or get the extra accessories. The free lens is included in all the kits while this promotion is running.
It is LAST CALL for some of the previously mentioned Panasonic promotions. The offers that went live during the weekend at B&H Photo are scheduled to expire at 11:59pm ET tonight (Monday 7/24/17) including:
+ GX85 with 12-32mm and $20~ promotional rewards for $498
+ GH4 with 12-35mm f2.8 for $1495
The Sony a6500 [which I forgot to include in the original Mirrorless Price Chart but was added in the revised edition thanks to corrections from our readers] with 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS PZ goes for $1500 at the Best Buy “Black Friday” but their offer has been “defeated” by B&H Photo which includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, an extra Watson battery and a Shoulder Bag for the same price, versus Best Buy’s only one free accessory (a basic Sony-branded camera case).
At the stroke of midnight last night, the Panasonic GH4 with the 12-35mm f2.8 zoom lens dropped to $1495 at B&H Photo but that’s not the only offer that went live today for the Panasonic GH4!
A number of retailers are running “free with purchase” promotions with the Panasonic GH4 body only, while still selling at the $998 to $1000 price. Here are the options:
+ GH4 Body + Tascam 6-Track Field Recorder for DSLR with SMPTE Timecode by Beach Camera through Amazon
+ you get Prime-like shipping speed if you are a member but it ships directly from Beach Camera from the East Coast
+ GH4 Body + Panasonic DMW-SFU1-VLOG V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit at Adorama
+ GH4 Body + Rode VideoMic Pro R Cardioid Condenser Microphone at Adorama
+ GH4 Body + 2TB WD Elements USB 3.0 External Hard Drive at B&H Photo
+ all the above go for around $1000
The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm dropped to $498 like Cinderalla last night at B&H Photo. But the sale is spreading across the interwebs, as of the time of writing, it also goes for $498 at Adorama and by various at Amazon.
PS: if you are a Prime member, and you pay with either the Prime Store Credit Card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you earn a 5% statement credit on the purchase. This covers all Amazon purchases, they don’t have to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Prime subscriptions too earn 5% statement credit.
The Fuji X-T2 body only goes for $1600 in new condition at authorized Fuji USA dealers as you can see at the Stock Status Tracker but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras…
… to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Deals All Year” (99.9%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Fuji X-T2 Body Only for $1355 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Fuji USA).
Good until Monday night (7/24/17), you can get the new condition Panasonic GH4 with 12-35mm f2.8 for $1495 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $2095, so that’s a pretty nice combined purchase discount for a PRO zoom lens and a previous generation flagship M43rds camera.
Good until Monday night (7/24/17), you can get the new condition Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm in silver or black color schemes, along with $20 in promotional rewards for $498 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
B&H Photo has also launched a Camera and Photo Lens Sale featuring a variety of camera bundles, lenses, and combos of the two. There are plenty of items, I will digest them on Friday and post more alerts.
PS: keep in mind the Panasonic sales go live at 12:01am ET on Friday.
If you are not mesmerized by the temptation that is the $2000 Panasonic GH5 [see options at the Stock Status Tracker], then stay up until after Friday 12:01am ET, because that’s when…
… B&H Photo will be offering the Panasonic GH4 with 12-35mm f2.8 for $1495 with free shipping. The price before the sale is $2095, so that’s a pretty nice combined purchase discount for a PRO zoom lens and a previous generation flagship M43rds camera!
The sale price will go live after 12:01am ET on Friday 12/21/17. This is a heads-up so you can deliberate and read reviews for camera and lens and check out samples and such.
This is a heads-up! The sale will go live on Friday at 12:01am ET. The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm will drop from its current price of $598 to $498 with free shipping! The heads-up gives you some time to deliberate whether this might be of interest, read reviews and check samples and such.
One of the earlier prime lenses in the world of Panasonic Micro Four Thirds was the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake lens. Since lens, Panasonic’s iHOP released version II, and this lens is on sale for $268 with free shipping at Adorama which also includes these free accessories: Slinger lens pouch, 46mm ProOptic lens filters kit, Corel software bundle, lens wrap (sorry, you have to write your own lens rap song), and cleaning kit.
On the other hand, if you don’t need the extra accessories and software, you can instead get $10.72 promotional rewards at B&H Photo.
Lensbabies action! The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 Optic is on sale for $300 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in eight different camera systems, four SLR (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony) and four mirrorless (Sony E, M43rds, Fuji X, Samsung NX)… For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales…
Fuji’s serious cameras are known for their primes, but they have zoom lenses too! To further encourage photographers to give their zoom lenses a chance, Fuji is encouraging authorized dealers to include a FREE Fuji teleconverter with the purchase of the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. The bundles sell for the same price of $1899 with free shipping.
You can select either the 1.4X Teleconverter or the 2X Teleconverter. At Adorama, you also get a quintet of free accessories: Corel software, 77mm Filter kit, and a trio acessoro-trinkets.
If you don’t want the extra accessories, you can get the lens + teleconverter (of your choice) at B&H Photo for $1899 with free shipping.
If you are a fan of M43rds, Tokina, and video, we have good news for you! The Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 for Micro Four Thirds is on sale for $999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $40 to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo. Only the M43rds mount is on sale at this price.
PS: this is certified to be Tokina ~ often confuse Tamron/Tokina in these type pf posts, so this “certification” is to verify that it is indeed Tokina and not Tamron 🙂
The Fuji X-T2 camera is not discounted. Camera manufacturer manufacturers are very protective of their price ranges in the MAP era after all. But if you happen to want to buy both the camera and its official battery grip at the same time, four of the four Fuji X-T2 kits are bundled together with the official Fuji VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Battery Grip at B&H Photo at these prices:
+ X-T2 body with Grip for $1699
+ X-T2 w/18-55 and Grip for $1999
+ X-T2 w/35mm and Grip for $1996
+ X-T2 w/18-55 and 35mm and Grip for $2296
But wait, there’s more! The first two kits mentioned above (the two standard ones) are also offered at Adorama at the same prices, BUT Adorama includes additional freebies with purchase: 32GB Lexar SD, 24/7 holster bag, Corel software bundle, lens filter kit, and a few accesso-trinkets.
As of a 7/17/17 update, the used deals of cameras in the Stock Status Tracker have sold out, but this new condition Panasonic GX85 promotion at Adorama continues…
As you can see at our Mirrorless Price Chart, there are many and more both M43rds and mirrorless camera options in general. One can spend literally weeks and weeks deliberating on which system(s) and which camera(s) and which lens(es) and so forth.
One of the choices is back on a bundle again, it is the new condition Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens, bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together going for $598 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and checkout. This is available in both the silver GX85 kit and the black GX85 kit.
And if this is your first foray into M43rds, you may be interested in some of the manufacturer refurbished Olympus prime lenses offered at the official Olympus USA store.
Speaking of Adorama, if you feel like deal fishing over there in an immersion session, check our earlier Adorama post.
This early morning lightning deal expired…
Ending by 10:25am ET in the Amazon Gold Box is the YI Technology M43rds sale that was promised and it’s pretty good for the YI M1 with 12-40mm going for $239~ with free shipping in the aforelinked black or silver color schemes. Limit one per color per customer. This was going for $300 before the sale, and $350 before Prime Day week. So it’s a pretty good discount… PS: there is also the two lens kit for $303~, so decisions-decisions.
Just like most babies (except perhaps Gilly’s baby), the Lensbabies are growing up in size and in cost. Their Velvet 56, available for various DSLR and mirrorless systems is now going for $450 at Adorama and by various at Amazon.
CORRECTION: blog-post title initially showed price as $50. It is/was $450. Probably cause of typo: the dollar-sign being shift-4.
This lightning deal expired but Rokinon lenses are recurring at the Gold Box, so I’m sure more of them will return at unspecified points in time in the future…
Oops, this one was hidden in the convoluted way Amazon product pages with multiple options are presented. Also good until 2:15am ET on Saturday is the Sony E mount version of the Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-NEX 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC Full Frame Cine Wide Angle Lens for Sony E for $240 with free shipping.
This lightning deal expired, and it was very close to selling out completely right before it expired…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 Full Frame Auto Focus (Sony E) for $399”
YI is taking Prime Day seriously with actual discounts, unlike many of the MAP-obsessed more famous iLC camera manufacturers. Their YI M1 with 12-40mm Micro Four Thirds camera is now on sale for $299 instead of its regular price of $350 in the silver or black color schemes by YI with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so they are Prime eligible.
Their two other kits are also discounted (two lens kit, or with 42.5mm f1.8 instead of 12-40). The best bang for the buck is the YI M1 with 12-40mm and 45mm f1.8 for $379, so essentially $80 more gets you the 45mm f1.8 lens added to your bundle.
+ these are open to everyone, they are not restricted to Prime members!
After the Prime Day madness I will be making adjustments so I can better track the various Camera and Lens Instant Savings promotions. The July 2017 Price Charts were the first step. Until then, it’s helter skelter…
… which brings us to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens going for $800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be spent in the future at B&H).
It’s new camera time! Leica has officially announced the new TL2 mirrorless camera, with a 24mp APS-C sensor and Leica L-Bayonet Mount. It is available in the two customary Leica black and silver color schemes, with a pre-order price of $1950 at B&H Photo.
This new mirrorless camera now “evens the score” as we have 7 new DSLRs and 7 new Mirrorless cameras in 2017. There’s still plenty of time until the end of the year. But there is no Photokina this year, so we may need a penalty shootout if it ends up being a tie 😉
This Prime-Day offer expired…
We have another serious lens in the Prime Day Lightning Deals, ending by 11:19pm ET on Tuesday, the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount going for $489 with free shipping. The price before the sale is $659. This is only available for the Sony E system. Yes, this is an Auto Focus lens, a miracle of modern Rokinon engineering 🙂
This offer ended…
Another one of today’s busy Lightning Deals of the Amazon Gold Box is currently live, good until 2:05pm ET today, the Samyang SY12M-E-BK 12mm F2.0 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Sony E is on lightning deal for $254~ in the silver color scheme. The listing for the black color scheme appears to be confused (most likely sold out) in terms of the lightning deal offer. The price before the sale was $319 last night.
This offer ended…
The Gold Box widget had pointed to the Canon EF version of the Rokinon 135mm f2 lens when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule last night, but now that the promotion has gone live, it turns out it is ONLY the Sony E-mount version that is a lightning deal, going for $375 with free shipping until 2:05pm ET today! Since it is “hidden” like that from Gold Box viewers, it has no chances of selling out before its expiration 🙂
The Rokinon Lens Coupon Party continues with the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 at Amazon. After the clip-on coupon is factored in, the prices drop to $207 in Pentax K, $232 in Canon and Fuji X, and M43rds, and $240 in Sony A and Sony E and Olympus Four Thirds, and $263 in Canon AE and Nikon AE.
The Nikon and Samsung NX options are sold out and cannot be ordered. Offer expires 7/11/17 PM (or earlier for any options that sell out and cannot be ordered).
More clip-on lens coupon action at Amazon, it is the Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 lens dropping 20% off its current price when you clip-on the coupon. This must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. After the coupon is factored it, the prices drop to $375 in Four Thirds (yes, the DSLR system), $391 in Fuji X, $400 in Micro Four Thirds, and $440 in Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and the Sony E system. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.
The Rokinon Lens Coupon party continues at Amazon with another 20% off clip-on coupon for the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Sony E) dropping from $300 to $240 after the clip-on coupon. Per the shopping cart, this is restricted to Prime members. The restriction is on the purchase of the lens, which obviously blocks the use of the coupon for non-Prime members. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.
Also eligible for this 20% off clip-on coupon is the Canon DSLR version dropping from $300 to $240. Same expiration date.
The Rokinon coupon party continues. This clip-on coupon is a 20% off the current price of this Rokinon lens, which must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It is the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine lens dropping for the Nikon to $320, for the M43rds to $342, and for the Canon F and Sony E to $400. Coupon expires 7/11/17.
The Olympus Camera Elves come out during the weekend it seems, because now there are three different colors of the refurbished Olympus E-PM2 body only going for $148 at the GetOlympus Official Store. They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. AS of the time of writing, all three colors (black, red, white) are in-stock and shipping.
When you page further down the GetOlympus Official Store, there are two more cameras of potential interest:
+ refurbished Stylus SH1 fixed lens camera for $240
+ refurbished Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with 14-42mm II R for $400
Speaking of FE lenses, another one is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G going for $1698 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Maybe they were fans of Rocky, so they named themselves Rokinon (probably not?). Regardless, their new Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for the Sony E-system is in-stock and ready to ship for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, AF means what it means, Rokinon has discovered Auto Focusing technology 🙂
For more action, check their Featured Sales…
The Sony a5000 is on its way out, but if of all the Sony E-system cameras, it is this the one you want, it is currently on sale, with the 16-50mm lens, in the black color scheme, for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
The Amazon Price Bots are at it again. The Fuji X-T10 body only in the black color scheme is on sale for $599 with free shipping by Beach Camera and Photo Craft through Amazon. Prime members can get the Beach Camera shipment with Prime-like speed, but the order ships from Beach Camera.