Refurbished Olympus PEN-F body for $700

The Pen is mightier than the Sword in the Olympus Outlet store where the PEN-F manufacturer refurbished duo is back in-stock (as of the time of writing) at their usual prices of $700 for the black color scheme and $750 for the silver color scheme. Also there is the refurbished Olympus E-M5 II body only for $650 in the black color scheme. They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

(ENDED) Olympus E-M5 II body only drops to $768 [or with 40-150 for $788]

As of a 4/3/18 AM recheck, the E-M5 II body increased to $899…

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Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $240 [m43]

I just refreshed the Olympus Outlet store and surprise surprise, a lens has appeared, it is the refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 going for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

In new condition this lens goes for $350 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo) or you can get it for $270 as grey market (no warranty)…

Sony a7r II Body + Sony Vertical Grip + 4TB WD HDD for $2398

Good until Friday 3/30/18 at 7:15pm ET, B&H Photo is offering new condition Sony a7r II Body Only with a FREE Sony Vertical Battery Grip and a 4TB WD MyPassport external USB 3.0 hard drive, all together for $2398 with free expedited shipping…

Now shipping: Opteka 50mm f2 for Sony E for $90 w/FS

If you are a fan of budget primes and a fan of the Sony E-system too, we have good news for you, the Opteka 50mm f2 is now in-stock and shipping for $90 with free shipping at B&H Photo. It had already been available for the Fuji X, M43rds, Canon EF-M and the Nikon 1 system.

Fuji X-E2S Body Only drops to $350 w/free S&H

If you are looking for an X-system mid-range camera body, the new condition Fuji X-E2S body only in the silver color scheme is on sale for $350 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. If you want this to ship this week, order before Friday 12pm ET (Adorama closes for Passover, orders places after that time will be shipped April 8+)…

PS: this expired but the Rakuten coupons are recurring every few days/weeks… of related interest is this offer expiring Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific, imported Fuji 18-55 f2.8-4 OIS for $330 after coupon [the coupon expires].

Canon M50 Kits In-Stock with FREE Overnight Shipping!

We already mentioned the first wave of the Canon M50 getting in-stock but now there’s more options. B&H Photo has the various available colors in-stock at their regular prices, while Adorama offers FREE Overnight Shipping on the four standard kits.

Note that both B&H and Adorama will be closing before the end of the week for Passover, so make sure you order before their order deadlines…

In-Stock: Panasonic G9 body for $1700

If you are looking for the new condition Panasonic G9 at authorized dealers for $1700~, the Camera Stock Status Tracker has good news for you, it is in-stock as follows:

+ Various sellers via Amazon including Unique, Beach, PhotoCrafto, Willo

+ BuyDIG directly (15 units left as of the time of writing)

+ various on eBay: BuyDIG (eBay) and Willoughys (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

+ NOTE: a number of these sellers will be closing for Passover, so if you want this to ship this week, don’t wait!

Used Fuji X-H1 body for $1799

An update of the Stock Status tRacker has a couple of Fuji X-F1 related updates… If you are willing to go used, K&M Camera through Amazon has a “Used – Like New” dealer demo for $1799 with free shipping…

On the other hand, if you prefer new condition and want it NOW, Adorama is offering FREE OVERNIGHT shipping along with a FREE Fuji-Domke F-803 camera bag. The Adorama ordering deadline before the Passover holiday is March 30 at 12pm ET but don’t wait until the last minute if interested!

Still Good: Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings

With the Passover closing at the end of the week, if you need Zeiss lenses to get to you in the near term, Adorama is continuing their Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings promotion with a variety of discounts on DSLR and mirrorless lenses. The lenses are sorted over there by the instant savings discount, ranging from $500 off to $150 off. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no mail-in rebates…

FREE Shure or Tascam Microphone with select Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and Panasonic cameras

Adorama is running a free microphone promotion. When you purchase select digital cameras, select DSLR and mirrorless models from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and Panasonic [too many to list here individually], you receive a FREE Shure or Tascam microphone. Some cameras get the free Shure, some get the free Tascam. The free microphone is included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running, no coupon, no rebate, just add the bundle to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout…

(SOLD OUT) Imported Sony a7r III body for $2880 w/1-YR Seller W

As of a 3/29/18 recheck, this sold out…

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(ENDED) Imported Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS for $330 after coupon

This iteration of the coupon expired, but if you missed it, fear not – it returns every few days/weeks…

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Now shipping: various Canon M50 Mirrorless kits at standard prices ($779 to $1249)

If you want to be among the first to get the new Canon M50 mirrorless APS-C camera, some of the kits are now in-stock and ready to ship as follows:

+ black M50 body for $779 by Amazon itself

+ white M50 with 15-45 for $899 by Amazon itself (don’t call me Stormtrooper color scheme)

+ black M50 with 15-45 by 3rd-parties thru Amazon (none of them are fulfilled by Amazon)

+ black M50 two lens kit (15-45, 55-200) for $1249 by 3rd parties thru Amazon (one is Prime eligible)

+ black M50 Video Creator Kit (15-45, Rode VideoMic, 32GB Sandisk, etc) for $999 by 3rd-parties thru Amazon (one is Prime eligible)

As usual, if you are buying from third-party sellers at Amazon make sure that 1) they are authorized Canon dealers, 2) they are reputable dealers; The two are not mutually exclusive, ideally one would go for YES to both…

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 with 14-42 II R for $225

As of a 8:12pm ET recheck, this SOLD OUT and cannot be ordered…

Also appearing in the Olympus Outlet store is the the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-PL7 with the 14-42mm II R lens going for $225 in the black color scheme with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing!

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 Body for $200

As of 10:49pm eastern recheck, the e-pl7 body only sold out as well…

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Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Ultra Wide for $249 [C/E]

The winning lottery letters for this sale are C and E! The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ultra wide manual focus lens is on sale for $249 with free shipping in the Sony E system (model FE14M-E) and the Canon EF system (model FE14M-C). Maximum of three per system per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The other system options are not on sale…

7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF Lens w/freebies: $66 [m43], $70 [E, X]

If you are a boldly going explorer of 3rd-party manual focus lenses, there are some freebies and tiny discounts on the 7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF lens by various fulfilled by Amazon.

The Micro Four Thirds version has a $4 off clip-on coupon dropping it to $66 and has a cleaning kit that includes …gloves with it [useful for OJ cosplay as well].

No clip-on coupons for the Fuji X version but it gets a free lens pouch, while the Sony E version gets the glove cleaning kit from the paragraph above.

In-Stock Now: Panasonic G9 for $1700 at Authorized

Today’s update of the Stock Tracker is a gift that keeps on giving! The new condition Panasonic G9 body only is now in-stock for its starting price of $1700 at authorized dealer Samy’s Camera through Amazon and through their eBay store (limit two per customer)…

Used Fuji X-H1 Body for $1769 + S&H

The new condition Fuji X-H1 remains steadily in-stock for $1900 with a free Domke camera bag as you can see at the Stock Status Tracker

But if you don’t care fro the bag and you are comfortable with used cameras, you can get it in Used – Demo condition for $1769 at Adorama (USED). Shipping is extra. Check the “What’s In The Box” on the individual listings of used products at Adorama to see what’s included with that particular listing. The Domke bag is NOT included with the used offerings. If/when their used inventory is depleted, you won’t see any cameras in the aforelinked search results.

Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $269 [X/m43], $274 [E]

It’s Samyang time! Their new condition Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $269 with free shipping in the silver color scheme at B&H Photo in the Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds systems. The Sony E option goes for $279. The black color schemes are slightly higher ($10 to $20 more).

Meanwhile the Rokinon version of this lens goes for $274 with free shipping in the Sony E version along with $5.50~ in promotional rewards. The other system options are higher than the Samyang versions.

Who thought it was a good idea to create two names/brands for the same lenses? Why not create a third one, Rokiyang? And a forth one, Samkinon? And a fifth one, Yangroki? 🙂

Sony a7 II Body + Sony Battery Grip for $1396

The Sony a7 III body only is expected to arrive April 10 for $2000 [follow Stock Status Tracker for updates on that one]. But if you prefer to get the previous generation model, the a7 II body only, it goes for $1300 on its own, but B&H Photo is currently bundling it with the Sony battery grip for $1396 with free expedited shipping. This is the official Sony battery grip, model VGC2EM, not a 3rd-party grip. The grip on its own goes for $250.

SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens for $149 [m43]

Prime lenses are a good way to feed your lensaholic hunger without emptying the wallet. Speaking of which, on the micro four thirds front, the new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens is on sale for $149 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time instant savings promotion. Expiration date is not mentioned… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales

(ENDED) Kamlan 50mm f1.1 with 1-YR W for $140 w/FS [X, E, m43, EF-M]

As of 3/21/18 this offer is expired but most of the Massdrop offers return every few weeks…

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(ENDED) 15% off on Canon Refurbished Gear with coupon

This coupon expired…

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue at the Canon USA refurbished store, where coupon code MRGREENIE gets you an additional 15% off refurbished camera gear until Tuesday 3/20/18 at 11:59pm eastern time. Free shipping with orders of $100+ as usual. One year Canon USA warranty on the refurbished products.

Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE for $699 [and more E-lenses]

The Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE autofocus lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it headlines a sale of a trio of Samyang lenses for a limited time. The other two Sony E Samyang lenses on sale, also found at the same link, are:

+ 8mm f2.8 fisheye II for $259
+ 85mm f1.4 IF for $249
+ only the 35/1.5 is autofocus; the two above are manual focus;

Speaking of the Sony E-system, B&H also has a sale on the SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE for $299 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (about $6 to spend in the future at B&H)…

7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 for $135 (Fuji X), $145 (Sony E)

The mirrorless system also brought with them a new generation of lens manufacturers such as 7artisans. I don’t know if these lenses are made by exactly seven optical artisans or they are made for photographic artisans, but the 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $135 with free expedited shipping in the Fuji X system at B&H Photo, while the Sony E version goes for $145…

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)…