In-stock nao: Fuji 16mm f1.4R for $1000

It’s prime time in the X-land as the Fuji 16mm f1.4R WR lens is in-stock and ready to attach to your camera for $1000 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Panasonic G7 (m43) for $800+ (with free Audio-Technica mic)

Panasonic has a new micro four thirds camera available for pre-order today, it is the G7 that starts at $800 with the 14-42 kit lens or $1100 with the 14-140mm lens.

And already (!) there are deals on them. B&H Photo is offering exclusive two lens kits (14-42, 45-150) for $900, while Adorama is offering a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with the $800 G7 w/14-42 kit. Also of note, B&H Photo has a super bundle with the G7, 14-140mm and 14mm lenses and Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1300. These are estimated to ship around mid-to-late June 2015.

Optionally, the G7 pre-orders are also eligible for the Panasonic Bundle Savings. Among the lenses eligible for this combined purchase discount promotion are the 20mm f1.7 II, 25/1.4, 42.5/1.7, 30/2.8, 100-300/4-5.6, and more.

You can find this and other interesting and non-boring cameras and lenses in the Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page. All apologies, no swimsuit edition 🙂

PS: if you are not familiar with the Panasonic line-up, this new G7 should not be confused with the older previously released GX7.

Pre-order new Fuji X-T10 and 90/2 lens

More new Fuji gear and pre-orders, starting with the new XF 90mm f2 R LM WR Lens with a $950 pre-order price.

On the camera front, the new X-T10 mirrorless camera is pre-orderable as body only for $800, or with 16-50mm for $900 or with 18-55mm for $1100 with a mid-June release estimate. Also pre-orderable is the X-T10 metal hand grip for $130 and the X-T10 leather case for $80.

Sony 30mm f3.5 (NEX) with extras for $253

The Sony 30mm f3.5 NEX lens goes for $253 at various authorized dealers (eg Amazon (limit 2)), but if you want a better bang for your buck, Adorama is also offering 4% promotional rewards ($10~) and Pro Optic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, cleaning kit, and cap tether.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32 and $200 Gift Card for $600

More Panasonic Gift Card action at Adorama. The GM1 with the 12-32mm kit is bundled with a $200 Adorama gift certificate for $600 with free shipping, in either the orange camera or the blue camera. Adorama will include the gift certificate in your package automatically while this promotion is running (ends by 5/16/15).

Sony a7S with Atomos 7″ Shotgun and sling bag for $4493

Adorama is offering the Sony a7S body only along with the 7″ Atomos Shotgun 4K HDMI & 12G-SDI Monitor & Recorder and Sony active sling bag (LCS-ASB1) for $4493 with free shipping. No coupons/rebates.

Panasonic GX7 w/14-42 and $250 Gift Card for $800

Adorama has a new gift card promotion on the Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm kit. You pay $800 and you receive the standard kit plus a $250 Adorama Gift Certificate and 4% promotional rewards on the full amount (= $32~). The offer is available on silver color scheme and the black color scheme.

Pre-order New Olympus 7-14/2.8, 8/1.8 PRO Lenses and E-M5 II LE body

Olympus has three new products in their Micro Four Thirds PRO world available for pre-order right now, two lenses and a new limited edition of the E-M5 II as follows:

+ 7-14mm f2.8 PRO M43rds lens for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 8mm f1.8 fisheye PRO M43rds lens for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ E-M5 II Limited Edition body only for $1200 with August release estimate at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/2.8 fish, 2TB Toshi, Lomo, Case Logic

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Fuji X-M1 with 16-50mm for $400 (limit 2)

The Fuji X-M1 is doing its farewell tour and if the black X-M1 with the 16-50mm is the one you want among the various Fuji X system options, it is currently going for $400 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself. The body only goes for $350.

Free Audio-Technica AT8024 with Canon 5DMk3, Nikon D750, D810, Sony a7r, a7s, Pana GH4

Video may have killed the radio star, but you can’t really have video without audio. With that as semi-unnecessary preface, here’s an audio + video sale. Adorama is bundling the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with these 11 digital camera kits (Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, D810, Panasonic GH4, and Sony a7r and a7s).

Refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR for $110

For the Nikon CX 1″ Angry Inch 1-System, Groupon Goods is offering the camouflage color scheme of the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR lens for $110 with free shipping and free returns and 90 day Nikon warranty. Delivery within 7 business days after purchase.

Pentax Q-S1 body only for $300

Adorama is offering the Pentax Q-S1 body only for $300 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $12~). UPDATE: all four colors go for $300 with 4% rewards.

Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR for $1400 with coupon

More B&H action, coupon code BHOPTIC15 (limited time offer) gets you the Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens for $1400 with free shipping.

Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm for $1450 with coupon

B&H Photo is offering the Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm for $1450 with free shipping when you enter coupon code BHOPTIC15 over there (limited time offer coupon).

The same coupon over there also gets you the Fuji X-E1 with 18-55 for $630 with free shipping.

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II with extras for $300

Hide the syrup, it will ruin this pancake! Adorama is offering the new condition Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens in either silver or black for $300 with free shipping, and 4% promotional rewards and a bonus three year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty.

Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm for $500 [E-M5 w/14-42 for $500 too]

A new Olympus initiated instant savings promotion brings the Olympus E-M10 with the 14-42mm kits down to $500 at the Olympus USA online store (700 bonus points) and B&H Photo (with 4% rewards) and Adorama (with 4% rewards) and Amazon itself. The body only goes for $450. Meanwhile Willoughby’s thru Amazon has an E-M10 two lens kit for $600 but it may be a Japanese import model

Speaking of Olympus M43rds cameras, the E-M5 (first generation) with the 14-42mm lens continues to do its farewell tour for $500 at B&H Photo.

Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 Di-III (M43rds) for $460 [no rebates]

Zoom-zoom Micro Four Thirds photographers. The Tamron 14-150mm f3.5-5.8 Di-III lens is now on sale for $460 with free expedited shipping at Adorama in either the black color scheme or silver color scheme. No mail-in rebates, the price is $460 straight up!

(ENDED) Samsung NX300 w/18-55 for $400 (brown)

As of a 5/2/15 recheck, this is no longer available at $400…
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Sony a6000 with 16-50, 50-210, $50 GC, Elements 12 for $750

Back to the eBay Deals, if you are looking for a getting NEXstarted kit, BuyDig (authorized Sony dealer) is offering this Sony a6000 super bundle for $750 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer:

+ Sony a6000 with 16-50mm kit
+ Sony 50-210mm lens (SEL55210)
+ $50 prepaid VISA gift card (delivered separately)
+ Photoshop Elements/Premier Elements 12 MAC / PC (bundle package)

Nikon WP-N1 Waterproof Housing (J1/J2) for $97

Big discount if you happen to have a camera that fits this. The official Nikon WP-N1 Waterproof Housing (for the Nikon J1 and J2 mirrorless cameras) is now down to $97 with free shipping, in new condition, at B&H Photo.

Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500 with free shipping, available in three different options.

Open box Sony a7 with 28-70 for $975

If you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the Best Buy website is offering the open-box Sony a7 with 28-70mm for $975 with free shipping.

The new condition price is $1300 at authorized Sony dealers, some of which include free extra accessories at that price (eg Adorama).

In-stock nao: Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 for $300

The recently announced for the US market black Olympus E-PL6 with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is now in-stock and ready to ship from Adorama for $300 with free expedited shipping.

Pre-order new Zeiss Batis (E-Mount) lenses: 25/2, 85/1.8

The new hit single by Vanilla Ice is “Zeiss Zeiss baby” 😉 Now that you can’t un-hear that line, Zeiss announced two new lenses in the Batis line, that continue the computerization trend of camera gear, they have a built-in OLED display on the lens barrel that show important lens-y information for the photographer.

The first two lenses in the line are for the Sony NEX e-mount and they are available for pre-order as follows:

+ 25mm f2 Batis E-mount for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 85mm f1.8 Batis E-mount for $1200 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Pre-order Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42mm for $300

Olympus has a new marketshare-grabber mirrorless camera out available for pre-order, with the 14-42mm kit lens, going for $300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. This is an Olympus USA model with Olympus USA warranty.

If you are fond of Japanese models, the white E-PL6 two lens kit (14-42, 40-150) is shipping from Japan for $375+ by various third-party sellers through Amazon. Keep in mind, this is the model for the Japanese market!

PS: we are keeping track of the interesting cameras of 2015 at this reference page at the main blog. Keep in mind, the main blog is no longer a “breaking news alert” website, so new gear is not necessarily added there immediately upon announcement.

Pre-order new Fuji 16mm f1.4 R WR for $1K

Fuji X time! Their brand new 16mm f1.4 R WR lens is now available for pre-order for $1000 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Pre-order new Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema (M43rds) cameras

Black Magic had a couple of new compact M43rds cameras to show at NAB 2015, and they are now available for pre-order at B&H Photo: the Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera for $1000, and also the Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K for $1300. They have a mid-July release estimate (2015 that is). They also have the Ursa Mini 4K and 4.6K cameras with either EF or PL mounts ranging from $3000 to $5500.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema with Panasonic 14-140mm and extras for $1000

As part of their NAB promotions, B&H Photo is offering this Blackmagic Pocket Cinema bundle for $1000. It includes the camera, the Panasonic 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 MegaOIS Lens, an extra battery and a 64GB Sandisk Extreeeeeme SDXC card.

Refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR for $110

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 30-110mm f3.8-5.6 VR lens with a 90 day warranty is on sale for a limited time for $110 with free shipping (with the usual limit of five) at Groupon Goods. This is a limited time offer but they don’t mention a specific expiration date.

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony a5100 two-lens kit with extras for $470

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Nikon J4 with 10-30mm for $220

Back to the eBay Deals we geaux where we find the new condition Nikon J4 with the 10-30mm lens for $220 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

Sony a3000 w/18-55 and PE12 for $240

More bundle offers from BuyDig.com, this one requires the full add to cart and login and proceed to the final step before finalizing the order (in order to see the sale price). They are offering the Sony A3000 w/18-55 and Elements 12 (Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12) for $240 with free shipping. Offer ends by 4/12/15. No coupon needed but you must add to cart and proceed all the way to final checkout step before you can see the discount.

Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50mm for $350 (limit 2)

The black Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50mm is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

(SOLD OUT) Monday: Samsung NX300 w/18-55 for $350

This daily deal sold out before the 24 hour cycle expired… The bonus Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Monday 4/6/15 is a sale on the Samsung NX300 with 18-55mm for $350 with free shipping, in either brown or white color schemes, with a limit of two per color per customer. Offer ends on Tue at 3am ET or earlier if sold out.

Sony a3000 w/18-55mm for $250 (limit 2) [or $200 refurbished]

On the entry-point of the Sony NEX E-mirrorless system, the new condition Sony Alpha a3000 with the 18-55mm kit lens is on sale for $250 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

UPDATE: alternately, it is offered in manufacturer refurbished condition for $200 with free shipping by Secondipity thru Amazon. Thanks to S.W. Anderson for the alert in the comments!

Preorder new Nikon J5 starting at $500

Nikon has revealed yet another new camera in their CX 1-inch mirrorless system. The new J5 will be available bundled with multiple lenses, starting at $500 with the 10-30mm VR, $750 in a two lens kit (10-30, 30-110), and $1050 with a zoom-zoom lens (10-100mm). Available in different colors. Pre-orders accepted at Adorama et al.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm and $200 Gift Card for $700

For a limited time, Adorama is bundling a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate with the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kit for a total price of $700. This is available in the blue color scheme or the orange color scheme. The lens is silver regardless. The orange also earns a 4% reward (= $28~).

Sony a7 with various freebies for $1200 (body) to $1500 (w/28-70)

Adorama is offering various Sony a7 kits with freebies. The body only kits go for $1200 and include free battery grip (VG-C1EM), free leather case (LCS-ELCA) and either the Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone or Lowepro holster case and such. Similar bundles are also offered for the a7 with 28-70mm FE lens for $1500.

The freebies are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running, there’s no coupon, no rebate.

NOTE: Adorama appears to be testing a new website design. You may occasionally get error messages while loading some Adorama pages. If so, simply reload the page or wait a few seconds and retry.

(ENDED) Rokinon 16mm f2 for $300 (seven mount options)

This limited time offer expired (the price went up to $400)… It’s Rokinon time at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “BestPriceOptics” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Rokinon 16mm f2 lens for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is available in the Canon, Sony and Pentax dSLR mounts and the Sony, Fuji, Samsung NX, and M43rds mirrornyet mounts. The Nikon dSLR version is sold out.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: two Sony NEX-5TL options, B+W filters, etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Nikon J4 with 10-100mm VR for $450

Zoom-zoom! BuyDig is offering the new condition white Nikon J4 with 10-100mm f4-5.6 VR lens for $450 with free shipping. Expires by 3/29/15.

(ENDED) 25% off Olympus Outlet store with coupon

This limited time offer expired but coupons are recurring offers in the future over there… If you are interested in refurbished Olympus cameras, lenses or other accessories, from today until the end of day on March 27 (2015), you can get 25% off at the Olympus Outlet Store by using coupon code SPRING over there. Free shipping on orders of $100+.

Fuji 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 for $261 (black, limit 3)

The Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 lens, in the black color scheme, is currently on sale for $261 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R for $120 [m43]

Zoom-zoom action on the M43rds front. The new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R lens in either black or silver, is on sale for $120 with free shipping with a limit of two per color per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Samsung 30mm f2 (white) for $245 (was $238)

Pancake season! The white samsung 30mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $245 (was $238) with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and Adorama… Price updated here on 3/25/15.

Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250

B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 with free shipping. You have to click on the “More Details” button and login with a B&H account in order to see this price. This is a limited time offer but I don’t know when it expires.

(ENDED) Refubished Samsung NX2000 w/20-50 for $205

This daily deal expired… The current Woot Electronics Deal of the Day, good until 1am ET on Tuesday, is the white factory reconditioned Samsung NX-2000 with 20-50mm for $210 plus $5 flat shipping, with a limit of three per customer. It comes with a 90 day Samsung warranty. This is model EV-NX2000BFWUS.

Now shipping: Samsung NX500 w/16-50 for $800

NX early adopters grab your Galaxy wallets! The new Samsung NX500 with 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 ED OIS Power Zoom Lens (with the SEF-8A hot shoe mount flash unit included in the box) is in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $800 at Amazon by Amazon herself. This is the black color scheme. The other two colors have a March 22nd release estimate.

Panasonic GX7 body only for $450

The eBay Deals action continues, now moving to the world of M43rds, with the new condition silver Panasonic GX7 body only offered for $450 with free shipping by Adorama’s eBay store, with a limit of five per customer. Adorama is an authorized Panasonic dealer.