In-stock nao: Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS for $1350

New arrival at B&H Photo, in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS Lens for $1350 with free shipping. This is a full frame E-mount lens.

Panasonic GH4 body with $50 GC for $1500

B&H Photo is offering the Panasonic GH4 body only with a bonus $50 B&H Photo Gift Card for $1500 with free shipping. The gift card will be included by B&H Photo automatically while this promotion is running. You will see the promotion mentioned right below the camera’s name, it starts with “INCLUDES FREE”.

(ENDED) Buy $100 Amazon Camera eGift Card, get $25 Promo Credit for future DSLR/Mirrorless purchase

This limited time offer ended but a new one is going live on 11/27/14 (new post for that one)…

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Nikon J3 w/10-30 VR for $190

As of a 11/26/14 recheck, this is currently sold out and cannot be ordered… If you are curious about the Nikon CX 1-system but don’t want to break the bank, you can get the black factory refurbished Nikon J3 with 10-30mm VR for $190 with free shipping at BuyDig.com. Offer ends by 11/23/14.

For more sale items, check their November 2014 Blowout Sale (expires 11/30/14 or earlier for items that sell out).

B&H Photo offers: Bower 16mm T2.2, refurb Nikon D610, Vanguard Legs, Oly E-M5, NIRs

B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:

+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150

+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors

+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.

+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440

+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600

+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)

[UPDATE: Free Bag = The Offer] Starts Tue 3am ET: Olympus E-M5 body and OM-D Messenger Bag Potential Deal

UPDATE (Tue 4am ET): The Free Messenger bag is the offer in this case. The price remains the same at $600 for the Olympus E-M5 body only with Messenger Bag kit. No further discounts. This was part of the Camera and Photo Deals Upcoming deals box, but is not in the Gold Box deals box, so this perhaps explains why it isn’t a daily deal?

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Olympus USA store has “Black Friday” sale now

The Olympus USA store (GetOlympus) has launched what they call their early Black Friday sale. In addition to the discounts, they also offer free 2-day shipping with any order of $25 or more, which may be useful if you need any accessories or extra batteries and things of that nature. Their sale includes M43 cameras, M43 lenses, and P&S digital cameras. Promotion ends 11/30/14 or earlier if sold out.

Targeted: 5% off at Olympus USA store by taking survey

If you are part of the Olympus e-mailing list, they just sent an email with a survey. Participating who take the survey will receive a coupon for 5% off their next order at the Olympus USA store. This is a limited time offer, surveys are typically limited in slots available. The offer ends by the end of day on 11/14/14. If you participate and receive the coupon, the coupon expires at the end of day on 12/31/14. You must be in their emailing list and have received an email with the survey promotion in order to do this.

Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS (m43) for $560

If you are a fan of superzoom Micro Four Thirds lenses, the stabilized Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS, in the black color scheme, is currently on sale for $560 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon (look for Amazon herself as the actual seller or other well-known authorized sellers).

(ENDED) Ends Mon 1am ET: Pentax Q7 w/5-15 for $230 (XG1 superzoom for $300)

This daily deal expired…

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Samsung NX300M w/18-55mm for $650

If a flipping screen that can twist to the front of the camera (eg the subject can see the screen) is a high priority feature, the Samsung NX300M with 18-55mm is down to $650 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself in all three color schemes… If that’s not a priority, the older NX300 w/18-55mm goes for under $500.

Refurbished Samsung NX2000 w/20-50mm for $250

If you want to get an entry-point into the Samsung NX system without waiting for Black Friday doorbusters, the black certified refurbished Samsung NX2000 with 20-50mm is currently offered for $250 with free shipping by Dealfisher fulfilled by Amazon.com… The white goes for $10 more… It currently goes for $320 in new condition

New arrivals at B&H: Canon G7x, Pana LX100, 35-100/4-5.6, GoPros, Leicas

If you are a B&H Photo fan or have Gift Cards waiting to be spent, they have the following new camera gear in-stock and ready for shipping:

+ Canon G7 X for $700
+ Panasonic LX100 for $900
+ Panasonic 35-100mm f4-5.6 M43 lens for $400
+ GoPro Hero4 Black for $500
+ GoPro Hero4 Silver for $400
+ Leica X-E (Type 102) silver for $1800
+ Leica V-Lux (Type 114) for $1350
+ BlackMagic Design URSA 4k (Canon EF) for $6000
+ Fuji X30 (both colors) for $600

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sony NEX-5TL w/16-50, ePhoto, Naneu, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $300 (or add 55-210 for +$150)

The Sony a3000 with 18-55mm is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this sale…

Optionally, it is part of the Combined Purchase Discounts. The a3000 is only eligible for one lens, the 55-210 and the $200 off combined purchase discount happens automatically when you add both the a3000 kit and the 55-210 to your shopping cart. Here’s an annotated screenshot crop of the top right corner of the Amazon checkout page with the a3000 w/18-55 and the 55-210 added to the shopping cart:

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Note: the other E-mount cameras participating in this promotion (NEX-5T, a5000, a5100, a6000) get smaller discounts on the 55-210 and require promo codes.

Refurbished camera sale at Woot Plus: Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $255 [also Gitzo, Manfrotto]

Woot Plus has a refurbished camera sale featuring mostly old and refurbished cameras, including the refurb Sony NEX-3 with 18-55 for $240, refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 (limit 1) – note that it currently goes for $300 in new condition at Amazon (limit 2) – refurbished Fuji S4830 superzoom for $80, and a few other superzooms and P&S cameras (Samsung, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, JVC). They also feature Gitzo and Manfrotto tripods and camera bags and Monster brand memory cards (Dr. Dre not included!), and these are new condition. Shipping is $5 flat regardless of how many you buy. Promotion ends on 11/1/14 at 12am CT (I don’t know if they mean 11:59pm or 12:01am) or earlier for any items that sell out.

Fuji Instant Savings at B&H Photo with freebies/rewards (X-System, X100S)

The new round of Fuji Instant Savings for both their X System and their X100S “Big Sensor Prime” have arrived at B&H Photo, you can find them all nicely organized in a single page. Some of them come with free extras, some of them come with 4% promotional rewards, and all of them get free expedited shipping.

New Fuji X Instant Savings on Cameras and Lenses

Fuji has a new round of Instant Savings (no mail-in rebates) running between October 26 until November 29 in 2014. It includes both cameras (X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E1, X-M1) and some lenses. You can see all available options at the nicely organized Fuji Instant Savings page at Adorama.

Panasonic GH4 w/12-32mm bundle discounts

Panasonic is having bundle promotion for their GH4 flagship with the 12-32mm f2.8 lens. At B&H Photo, with free expedited shipping, you can get the GH4 w/12-35mm for $2400 or the GH4 w/12-35mm and DMW-YAGH interface for $3900.

At Adorama, for $2400 you can get the GH4 w/12-35mm with a bonus extra battery and 32GB card… For $2500 each, you can get the GH4 with 12-35mm in two separate bundles. One has the DMW-MS2 Stereo Shotgun Microphone as an extra, the other has the DMW-BGGH3 Battery Grip as an extra. Both include a 32GB memory card… Adorama has a variety of other GH4 offers – click on the “Save up to … with bundle” to see the options for each listing… Offers end 11/8/14.

Panasonic GX7 w/14-42mm and $100 Gift Card for $750

Adorama has a gift card promotion on the GX7 with 14-42mm kit. You pay $750 and you receive the GX7 with 14-42mm kit plus a $100 Adorama Gift Card (to spend on a future purchase) and 4% rewards and free 2-day shipping. This offer is available in either the black GX7 kit or silver GX7 kit… Offer ends 11/22/14.

Panasonic GH3 body with $100 Gift Card or FREE Accessories for $800

For $800, you can get the Panasonic GH3 body only from Adorama, with your choice of bonus items with this purchase. This Panasonic GH3 option gets you the GH3 body only kit with a $100 Adorama gift card and 4% promotional rewards (4% = $32) and free 2-day shipping… The other option gets you free accessories instead of the $100 gift card 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Spare DMW-BLF19 Battery, Cleaning Kit, Mini HDMI Cable 6′, Sandisk 16GB Memory Vault, Tiffen DFX Essentials Software) with free regular shipping and no rewards… Offer ends 12/5/14.

Now shipping: Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 w/3yr warranty for $1000

The Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 micro four thirds zoom lens is now in-stock and ready to click onto your M43rds camera for $1000 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $40) and a free 3 year New Leaf spills and drops warranty at Adorama.

Sony a3000 w/18-55mm for $300 (NEX)

The Sony a3000 E-Mount (don’t-call-me-NEX) camera kit with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you add it to the shopping cart and do the login to your B&H account song and dance.

Olympus M43rds Combined Purchase discounts: one camera (OMDs, E-P5, E-PL7), up to 4 lenses (choice of 15) in same transaction [max savings $800]

Olympus is currently running a Micro Four Thirds combined purchase promotion. Purchase one camera (eligible options are the OM-Ds (E-M1, E-M5, E-M10), the E-P5, the E-PL7) and up to four lenses from a choice of 15 lenses. Each lens added to the cart has a discount of either $100 or $200 attached to it. You can add up to four lenses for a maximum savings of $800 per shopping cart! Eligible lenses are high and low, from the 12-40/2.8 to the 14-42/3.5-5.6 II R. It’s a mix of zooms and primes, including one pancake. I didn’t find a promotion-wide expiration date, but the prices of the individual products are good until 11/1/14, so we can perhaps assume that’s the expiration date of this promotion.

In a separate promotion, you can get the VF-4 viewfinder for $100 if you purchase it together with the E-P5 body only. This VF4 promotion ends 10/25/14.

In yet another promotion, Olympus offers free 2-day shipping with orders of $50 or more. This shipping promotion ends 10/23/14.

Panasonic 45-150mm black (H-FS45150K) for $256 [limit 2]

The black Panasonic 45-150mm, model H-FS45150K, M43rds of course, is currently on sale for $256 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this time.

(ENDED) 20% off Refurbished Olympus Gear with coupon (E-M5 w/12-50 for $600)

These limited time offers expired… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Samsung NX30, NX3000, Sony NEX-6 again (?)

This bonus round of Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals ended. The deals were worthy of their name this time! The NEX-6 w/16-50mm finally went live and it was at an even better price, $425! It was 97% claimed. So it turned out to be a good idea to wait for the Lightning Deal to finally materialize (in retrospect, it’s easy to say that).

The Samsung NX30 w/18-35 (so easy to mistype 18-55) went for $680 and was 100% claimed, while the NX3000 w/16-50mm went for $425 and was 53% claimed. Wouldn’t it be nice if every lightning deal round was filled with cameras like that? :)… Expired offers after the jump for the deal historians…

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(ENDED) Samsung NX Mini with 9mm lens for $250

This limited time offer expired…

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Olympus E-P1 silver w/14-42mm for $220

NewEgg launched its own Groupon-style service called NewEggFlash and a new offer that went live today (expiring by 10/19/14) offers the Olympus PEN E-P1 Silver w/14-42mm for $220 with free shipping. The bottom of the page says this is covered by the Photo-4-Now return policy, which we can assume means that Photo-4-Now is the seller.

Sony NEX-6L/B (w/16-50) for $500 now (limit 2) [update: got removed from Lightning Deals]

UPDATE (Monday at 10:23am ET): it looks like the oomans at Amazon intervened and the NEX-6 with 16-50mm was removed from the Lightning Deals, perhaps because the current price would be same or better than what the lightning deal would have been. So no more indecision, the Sony NEX-6L/B kit (NEX-6 with 16-50mm) is on sale for $500 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself. This may be a price-match of someone else’s sale promotion…

No longer: Which further complicates things for people who are trying to decide, because starting at 10am eastern on Monday, this kit is going to be an Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deal. I have no idea what the lightning deal price is going to be, or how many they will have. So while we typically have a “Strategery” section, in this case, we have a “I have no idea what to say” section 🙂

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): ePhoto, Ape, Tenba, Polaroid, etc

This round ended. Check back on Mondays and Fridays for more semi-unpredictable Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump

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Pentax Q black body only for $116

If you already have Pentax Q system lenses and you need another camera body, the black Pentax Q body is offered for $110 plus $6 flat shipping by Digital Media Source via Amazon. This ships from Digital Media Source, so no free Prime shipping.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm + $100 Gift Card for $700

Adorama has a special bonus on this Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm. For the usual price of $700, you receive the standard GM1 with 12-32mm kit, plus a $100 Adorama Gift Certificate plus 4% promotional rewards (4% = $28). Please note Adorama will start processing orders again on 10/19/14.

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 with extras for $1400

If you are not in a hurry to receive this, the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is going for $1400 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $56) and a free 3-year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adoram. Please note this is currently backordered but you can lock the price/offer by buying. Please also note that Adorama will re-open on 10/19/14.

Fuji 35mm f1.4 XF R for $540

The Fuji 35mm f1.4 XF R X-System lens is currently on sale for $540 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Please note B&H is closed for the Succos Holiday and will re-open on 10/19/14.

Refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 for $450

The current wave of eBay Deals includes the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 and a free bag for $450 with free shipping. This is sold by Secondipity’s eBay store and comes with a 90 day warranty and 30 day returns per the eBay listing.

Speaking of the eBay Deals, you can find a lot of last year’s flagship smartphones refurbished no-contract for under $250 (LG G2, HTC One M7, Moto X, etc).