Fuji X-T20 with 16-50mm and 50-230mm OIS II and Fuji Hand Grip and Various Extras for $1099

Price goofiness with the Fuji X-T20. The body only goes for $900 and that’s also the price for the kit with the 16-50mm lens. But add $200 to that, and you also get the Fuji XC 50-230mm (76-350mm) F4.5-6.7 OIS II Lens (which goes for $400 on its own), along with the Fuji Metal Hand Grip. On top of that, Adorama has additional freebies included as well:

+ Lowepro 140 Format bag
+ 16GB Sandisk Extreme SD
+ 58mm Pro Optic Filter Kit and 58mm MC UV
+ Slinger soft lens case
+ new Corel Software Bundle (four “on topic” titles)
+ various other small accessories

On the other hand, as we just previously mentioned, you can get the X-T1 for $600 or X-T1 Graphite for $650 and their battery grip (actual battery grip, not hand grip) is only $100.

Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver body down to $649, X-T1 Black for $599, Battery Grip $99

If you have a soft spot for the Fuji X-T1 Graphite silver edition, it is now down to $649 with free expedited shipping, in new condition at B&H Photo!

Meanwhile the standard black X-T1 body only is down to $599 with free expedited shipping. And the X-T1 with 18-55 goes for $899. On the same listing, you’ll also find the X-T1 with 35mm for $998.

But that’s not all! The Fuji VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip goes for $99 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo after you “add to cart”. No need for login song and dance, you just have to press the add-to-cart little thing.

This is a classic case of the trade-offs between getting the “latest generation” model versus the “previous generation”. But in this case, for the price of an X-T2, you can get two X-T1 Graphite body onlies AND two battery grips 🙂

Fuji X-T2 Body Only for $1499 w/free S&H

The Fuji X-T2 body only currently goes for $1600 at B&H, Adorama and such, but as of the time of writing, you can get it for $1500 with free shipping by BuyDIG directly or by Beach thru Amazon. $1500 was its price in the November 2017 Price Charts.

Speaking of Fuji, a number of Fuji X-cameras, including the brand new X-H1 pre-orders get a FREE Domke-Fuji F803 camera bag.

No Pre-Orders Yet: new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Sony E Full Frame)

Perhaps as a sign of the times, along with the new 70-210mm f4 Di VC, Tamron has announced the development of a new temptation for mirrorless! It is the brand new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for the 35mm full frame Sony E system. The lens is not available for pre-ordering yet (it doesn’t have a price attached to it) but B&H Photo has created a product page for it with the information revealed so far by Tamron.

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Panasonic GH5S Body with Useful Freebies for $2500 [two options of bundles]

The Panasonic GH5S body only is steadily in-stock for $2500, so, as expected, the free accessories cycle is in progress. We now have a solid bundle of free accessories for the same price of $2500 offered by Focus Camera thru Amazon (ships from Focus but with Prime-like speed upgrade for Prime members) and by Focus Camera directly. The freebies are:

+ Monoprice Weatherproof Hard Case with Customizable Foam
+ Wasabi Dual Charger with Two Batteries
+ 64GB Sony SDXC UHS-II U3

Then there is another option, this one offered by Beach Camera thru Amazon (ships from Beach but with Prime-like speed upgrade for Prime members) and by BuyDIG directly. The freebies are:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Vanguard Aluminum Travel Tripod w/ TBH-50 Ball Head
+ Extra Charger with Two Batteries
+ Traderwind bag

Sony a7 with 28-70 OSS and Rode PRO R Mic for $1000

We continue our Full Frame price-checking with the entry-point into the Sony 35mm FF a-series. The a7 body only dropped to $800 with the early February Sony instant savings wave, while the “take pictures with” kit with the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS dropped to $1000.

Fast forward to now, and the a7 with 28-70mm is getting a pretty useful freebie from Adorama, for the same price of $1000 they also include the new condition Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro R Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount.

The mic on its own goes for $230, eg B&H Photo and Amazon itself, so that’s a pretty good value!

Sony a7r II body with One Useful Freebie (Five Options)

The Sony Instant Savings of early February gave us plenty of Sony lens discounts and also Sony camera discounts but that’s not all. Some of the discounted cameras are also getting freebies now.

One such discounted camera was the Sony a7r II which is now down to $2400. It went for $2900 during our November 2017 Price charts. A $500 price drop, part of it of course because of the new $3200 a7r III. Sony has been staircasing the prices of the RX-series (they still haven’t discontinued any of those RAWsumers), so it makes sense they are doing this with their a-series as well.

Okay, too much mumbling, the point of this post is this, the a7r II body only goes for $2400 with free shipping and a variety of freebie options as follows:

+ at B&H Photo with 4TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive

+ at B&H Photo with Adobe Photographer Plan Creative Cloud 12-Month Subscription Kit

+ at Adorama with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 (stand alone version; not cloudy edition)

+ at Adorama with Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

+ at Adorama with various free accessories (32GB Extreme PRO, extra battery, etc) along with the new Corel software bundle (four on-topic software titles)

Open-box Sony 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 OSS lens for $170

Zoom-zoom E-photographers! BuyDIG is offering the open-box Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens for $170 with free shipping until 2/22/18 or earlier if sold out. It is a while supplies last type of a promotion.

Speaking of Sony and BuyDIG, they are offering the open box Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder for $120 with free shipping. This too is a while supplies last type of a promotion.

Panasonic GH5 Body with V-LOG Firmware, Extra Battery, Corel Software and more for $1800 (or w/12-60 for $2400)

The introduction of the Panasonic GH5S has some good news for anyone looking to buy the GH5! It has its first official discount, it is now going for $1800 with free shipping at Panasonic authorized dealers like B&H Photo (optional: $100 off if purchased together with battery grip) and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself

For the same price, B&H Photo is offering it bundled with the V-LOG firmware kit

But wait, you get more! For the same price of $1800, Adorama has a super bundle that includes the following freebies. Just add to cart, no coupons, no rebates, no kerfuffles:

+ V-LOG Firmware update
+ Adorama Slinger Bag
+ 16GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC
+ extra Green Extreme battery
+ Corel software bundle (four titles, PSP, AS3, VSX9, CPE)
+ memory card reader
+ memory card wallet
+ obligatory cleaning kit

The GH5 with 12-60mm kit goes for $2400 and similarly Adorama has a super bundle for it for the same price.

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R for $99 [m43]

It’s back on sale for the price of $99 in new condition at authorized Olympus dealers, it is the new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R micro four thirds lens at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. At B&H and Adorama you get $4 promotional rewards as well, while at Amazon you get a $5 statement credit if you pay with Prime credit card (Chase VISA or Store Card). The lens is available in the usual black and silver color schemes.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 from $259 (Sony A) to $319 (Nikon chipped)

The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 prime non-fisheye lens is on sale for various systems at Adorama with the Canon EF going for $279, the Nikon chipped for $319, the Sony A for $259, the Sony E for $279, the Fuji X for $274, the Pentax K for $279 and so forth. A number of them come with free lens-y accessories so check into that too. A few of them are also going for the same price at Amazon

First Fuji X-H1 deal arrives: FREE Domke F-803 Camera Bag

We have the first Fuji X-H1 deal already, shortly after I posted the Fuji X-H1 pre-order round-up. The first deal is this: if you pre-order it at Adorama, either as the body only for $1900 or with the battery grip for $2200, you will automatically receive a FREE Domke Fuji cobranded F-803 camera bag. You will get this for free as long as this is mentioned in the individual product page over there! Here’s a screenshot to make sure I did not hallucinate 🙂

If the promotion rings a bell, that’s because this promotion is already in progress for other Fujis (X-T2, X-PRO2, select lenses).

Pre-order new Fuji X-H1 Camera and Battery Grip and Lens Bundles

We begin the Pre-Order-a-palooza that was promised with some of the new cameras and lenses that were officially announced this week, starting with the new flagship of the Fuji X-system, the new X-H1, with an in-body image-stabilization to boot! This is the fifth new mirrorless camera revealed in 2018 [see New Cameras of 2018 tracker], giving Mirrorless cameras a commanding 5-0 lead over Team DSLR.

FUJI X-H1 BODY ONLY
The Fuji X-H1 body only is available for pre-ordering for $1900 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself with a March 1st release estimate. Do note however that estimates are only estimates and they change over time!

BATTERY GRIP for FUJI X-H1
A flagship camera is not a flagship without a dedicated battery grip, and the X-H1 is getting the Fujifilm VPB-XH1 Vertical Power Booster Grip for $329, available for pre-ordering by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

There is also a pre-order option for the X-H1 bundled with the battery grip with a $30 combo discount, $2199 instead of $2229 🙂

FUJI X-H1 bundled with PRO LENSES
What if you also want a pro lens to go with the new X-H1? Fuji has created bundles with three of their existing X system pro lenses [not the new T2.9 cinema lenses] as follows:

+ X-H1 with 16-55mm for $2949
+ X-H1 with 50-140mm for $3349
+ X-H1 with 100-400mm for $3649
+ the above kits are also available with the official battery grip for +$300

You can find all these options at the organized product announcement pages at B&H Photo and Adorama and the search results at Amazon.

Pre-order new Fuji T2.9 Zoom Cinema Lenses for X System

If you are a fan of cinematography and the Fuji X system, Fuji has two new propositions for you, their first two Cinema lenses for the X-system. These are T2.9 zoom lenses, and they are available for pre-order as follows:

+ MKX 18-55mm T2.9 for $4000 at Adorama and Amazon itself and $4100 at B&H Photo

+ MKX 50-135mm T2.9 for $4300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

These two new T lenses too have been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page.

Pre-order new Panasonic GX9 iLC and ZS200 RAWzoomer

“Gooooooooooooool!” says the soccer TV announcer as another mirrorless camera gets revealed in 2018. The Panasonic GX9 is the fourth new mirrorless camera of 2018 [see New Cameras of 2018 tracker], while the ZS200 is the first RAWsumer of the year (fixed lens camera with native RAW out of the box). Both of these new Panasonics are now available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Panasonic GX9 with 12-60mm for $998 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself
+ late March release estimate

+ Panasonic ZS200 (1″ sensor, 15X Leica optical zoom) for $798 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
+ late March release estimate

Pre-order new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f2.4 lens (Sony E)

You can buy boxes and boxes of lox for the price of this new Loxia lens! Zeiss, like Voigtlander just did, has revealed a brand new prime lens for the Sony E-system. The new lens is the ZEISS Loxia 25mm f2.4 with a late March 2018 release estimate and a starting price of $1299 and available for pre-ordering for B&H Photo and Adorama

But that’s not all! This new lens has now been added to the Zeiss Loxia Lens Bundle which now includes five Zeiss primes with a transport case for $5987 with free shipping. This too is a pre-order! Adorama is offering an optional 12-month $499/month financing promotion on this, on approved credit and all that good stuff.

This new lens too has been added to the New Lenses of 2018.

Now shipping: Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 (Sony E) for $799

We have a new lens, and it’s already in-stock and ready to ship for Sony E-system photographers! It is the new Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 and it is in-stock for $799 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo!

This new lens has been added to the New Lenses of 2018. Also added is a new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART DG HSM, but the lens does not have a price yet, so there are obviously no pre-orders without a price.

Pre-order new Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Lens (eight systems; $500)

The LensBabies are growing up, they should be called LensTeens! Brand new and available for pre-ordering right now is the new Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 lens for $500 at B&H Photo in your choice of various DSLR systems (Kanon, Nighkon, Bentax, Sonya) and Mirrorless systems (Fujitsu, Nano Four Thirds, Sonny, and Samsuck).

Mildly surprising they are making a new Samsung NX lens. Mayhaps it was too late in the development process to cancel it?

Preorder new Fuji X-H1 flagship camera

Fans of in-body camera image stabilization are now cheering another convert to the cause as the brand new Fuji X-H1 flagship camera has an in-body image stabilization that promises up to 5.5 stops if the stars and the lenses align (multiple puns intended).

Despite the H in the name, this remains an APS-C camera, not an APS-H camera.

The new Fuji X-H1 has a starting price of $1899 and it is available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Fuji is also offering combined purchase discounts if one orders the camera with one of three Fuji pro lenses (their two f2.8 zooms or the 100-400). Details on the individual product pages above.

But that’s not all! Coming along with it are two Fuji Cinema T zoom manual lenses. Fuji is after all no stranger to cinema lenses. You can see all the new items available for pre-ordering at the new announcement pages at Adorama and B&H Photo. Amazon doesn’t have advanced technology like that, but you can see most of them in their search results

My Homework for Later Today
+ add the Fuji X-H1 to the Stock Status Tracker (the X100F will be retired from it at the same time)

+ update the New Cameras/Lenses tracker with all the new products of this week and post pre-order alerts for them

+ buy after-Valentines clearance chocolates 😉

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Free Domke F-803 (Fuji cobranded) with select Fuji Cameras and Lenses (X-T2, X-PRO2, 50-140, 100-400)

From a $6 cup we now go to the other end of the price spectrum! For a limited time, you can get FREE Fuji co-branded Domke F-803 camera bag when you purchase select Fuji cameras and lenses at Adorama and B&H Photo at their regular prices.

The Fuji products that are eligible for this promotion mention the free bag on their individual product pages. No coupon is needed, the price will be adjusted automatically in the shopping cart.

The eligible Fuji cameras sand lenses at Adorama are:

+ Fuji X-T2 Black or X-T2 Graphite X-PRO 2 body onlies
+ Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 black
+ Fuji 100-400 f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS lens
+ Fuji 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR lens

On its own, the Fuji co-branded Domke bag goes for $230, but the standard Domke F-803 goes for $130+ on its own (eg various at Amazon).

Speaking of Fuji cameras, the Fuji X-E2S with 18-55 f2.8-4 OIS for $680 promotion continues but it is not eligible for the free Domke bag. It is available at:

+ Adorama in black color scheme or silver color scheme

+ Amazon in black color scheme or the silver color scheme

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-100 and $100 Gift Certificate and $24 Rewards for $598 with free shipping

Panasonic just revealed the new GX9 with 12-60 for $1000, and it is often the case, it means discounting on the previous models.

The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm kit lens is now bundled with the 45-150 f4-5.6 lens AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $24~ promotional rewards, all these for $598 with expedited shipping at Adorama in your choice of silver color scheme or the black color scheme.

The previous time Adorama had a similar promotion in last December 2017 it was with a $50 gift card instead of a $100 gift card!

The price is certainly right for a “take pictures with” entry-point into Micro Four Thirds. You pay $600, you get a camera, two lenses, and $124 “buying power” for future purchases at Adorama.

Rokinon Xeen Cine Primes Sale (PL, M43, Nikon F, Sony E, Canon EF)

Prime time now of the Cine T-Prime kind! A variety of Rokinon Xeen Cine prime lenses are on sale at Adorama in a variety of camera systems, including PL, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Nikon F and Canon EF. Primes start at 14mm and go all the way up to 135mm. They are all nicely organized at the aforelinked page, sorted by focal length.

Fuji X-E2S with 18-55 f2.8-4 OIS for $680

The Fuji 18-55 f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens goes for $800 on its own in new condition (eg B&H Photo).

But you can get the lens for less, and get a camera body with it too! The good old Fuji X-E2S with the 18-55mm lens is now on sale for $680 with free shipping at Adorama in your choice of black color scheme or silver color scheme.

Or if you are an Amazon fan, you can get it for $680 by Amazon itself in either the black color scheme or the silver color scheme. They are “temporarily out of stock” but orderable.

The Fuji X-E2S body only goes for $420 on its own at the above places.

If you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime credit card, you’ll get 5% as a statement credit, that’s around $34…

Kipon Leica M Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Lens Adapter (with Macro Helicoid Feature) for $123 w/free S&H

IF you have Leica lenses and Sony e-bodies and want them to make magic together, the new condition Kipon Leica M Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Lens Adapter (with Macro Helicoid Feature) is on sale for $122~ by Adorama on Amazon and for $124~ by Adorama directly.

Hasselblad X1D-50c Body for $6995, with XCD 45mm for $10395

And now to our weekly medium format post 🙂 Adorama has discounts on a couple of Hasselblad medium format mirrorless cameras as follows:

+ Hasselblad X1D-50c 50MP Body Only (SILVER) for $6995 with FREE Overnight Shipping

+ Hasselblad X1D-50c 50MP Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Kit with XCD 45mm Lens for $ 10395 with FREE Overnight Shipping

In-Stock Now: Panasonic GH5S Body for $2500

Today is February 5 in 2018 and that’s a magic day for fans of the all new Panasonic GH5S body only, because today it is the official release of the camera, it is in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $2498 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic USA…

PS: if you are a Prime member and purchase it with either the Amazon Prime Chase VISA or Prime Store credit card you will receive a 5% statement credit on the purchase amount. That comes out to $125, no small change! Unlike the quarterly Amazon credit card rewards that have a limit of $1500 in 5% purchases per quarter, the Amazon credit cards do not have limits.

Are you ready for some Lenses? (Sony Lenses)

If you are not ready for some football, are you ready for some lenses? More specifically, Sony lenses? These lenses are part of the latest latest Sony Instant Savings. I am breaking them into three blocks, Prime, Zoom, and Converters/Adapters, sorted by price within each sub-group. I was planning an exhaustive list of all the lenses on sale, but I got exhausted along the way (ha!), so not all lenses that are on sale are listed below.

PRIME SONY LENSES

+ Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens for $198

+ Sony E 16mm f/2.8 with 4% rewards for $223

+ Sony 50mm f1.8 OSS (E) with 4% rewards for $248 in silver or black (but not in Raiders edition)

+ Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro for $253

+ Sony E 20mm f/2.8 with 4% rewards for $323

+ Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens for $398

+ Sony FE 28mm f/2 with 4% rewards for $423

+ Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro for $448

+ Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 for $548

+ Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA with 4% rewards for $898

+ Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS with 4% rewards for $998

+ Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA for $998

+ Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA for $1398

+ Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA with 4% rewards for $1498

ZOOM SONY LENSES

+ Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS for $273

+ Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS with 4% rewards for $373

+ Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS with 4% rewards for $548

+ Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens with Circular Polarizer Filter Kit for $748

+ Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE for $748

+ Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS for $798
+ you are not seeing double! the lens above this is “LE”

+ Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS with 4% rewards for $898

+ Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS for $898

+ Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS with 4% rewards for $1098

+ Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS for $1098
+ this is the third different 18-200 in this sale 🙂

+ Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS for $1098

+ Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS with 4% rewards for $1248

+ Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS with 4 rewards for $1398

+ Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G for $1598

+ Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS for $2398

ADAPTER/CONVERTERS for SONY LENSES

+ Sony Ultra Wide Converter For SEL16F28 and SEL20F28 for $138

+ Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter for $148

+ Sony VCL-ECF2 Fisheye Converter For SEL16F28 and SEL20F28 for $158

+ Sony 21mm Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm f/2 for $223

+ Sony 16mm Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm f/2 for $273

+ Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology for $298

OTHER RETAILERS

The above links are for B&H Photo. There are too many lenses to also create individual links for other stores, but you can use the search-boxes at Adorama and Amazon itself to find these lenses at those places as well…

New Sony Instant Savings are LIVE: a7 for $800, a7 II for $1100, w/28-70 for $1300, a7r II for $2400, APS-C a-Series, Lenses and More!

A new round of Sony Instant Savings is now up and running at B&H Photo, some of them also get free promotional rewards and/or free accessories. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no rebates.

Among the participating cameras:
+ Sony a7 body for $800
+ Sony a7 II body for $1100
+ Sony a7 II w/28-70 for $1300
+ Sony ar7 II body for $2400
+ various offers on a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300
+ various Sony Lenses and accessories (flashes, battery grips, mount adapters, etc)
+ there is a long list, hit the “Load More” at B&H Photo to see them all.

In parallel, B&H Photo is also running a Sony Trade-IN Promotion. The trade-in promotion will run until 3/31/18. The Trade-IN Bonus will depend on which camera you trade-in, it ranges from $200 to $500 depending on which Sony a-camera you trade-in. The trade-in bonus is in addition to the actual used value of the camera. So if your used camera is worth $400 and it is eligible for the $500 trade-in bonus, you will get $500 towards the purchase of a new eligible Sony camera, and a $400 check for the actual value of your used camera.

Fuji XF 27mm f2.8 Lens (no warranty) for $290 w/free S&H

Also at the Massdrop website, with the offer running for the next six days and a few hours, you can get the new condition Fujifilm XF 27mm f2.8 lens for $290 with free USA shipping and handling. This will ship in mid-March 2018, and all sales are final. There is no warranty with it, so factor that in the price. It is a simple pancake lens, which reduces the risk of damage, but still, it’s up to you to decide your risk matrix parameters.

In new condition at authorized Fuji USA dealers, this goes for $450 at Adorama (with a $50 Adorama Gift Card) and B&H Photo (no gift card).

Heads Up: Sony Sale and Trade-IN Offers start Sunday!

If you are interested in buying Sony camera gear, or trade-in your camera gear, or even switch to Sony, this is a heads up for you! Starting on Sunday 2/4/18 at 12:01am eastern, a new Sony Sale along with a Sony Trade-IN Promotion. The trade-in promotion will run until 3/31/18. The Trade-IN Bonus will depend on which camera you trade-in.

Used Sony a7r III Body for $2840 with free S&H

The latest update of the Stock Status Tracker has some used options for the Sony a7r III body only at B&H Photo USED going for $2840 in “Condition 9” and $2860 in “Condition 9+”. They come with free expedited shipping and a 90-day B&H Photo warranty. The new condition price for the camera is $3200.

Rokinon 50mm f1.2 for $349 [M43]

If you are a fan of silver lenses [could be handy in case of vampires] the silver color scheme of the Micro Four Thirds mount of the Rokinon 50mm f1.2 lens is on sale for $349 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 2% rewards) and at Adorama (with 2% rewards). The other mount and color combinations go for more.

Pre-order new Fuji X-A5 with 15-45 XC PZ OIS for $600

Mirrorless cameras just scored a second goal in 2018, giving them a 2-0 {corrected; I need a numeric keypad to type numbers apparently} lead over DSLRs in 2018. It is the new Fuji X-A5 mirrorless camera bundled with the all new 15-45mm f3.5-5.6 PZ OIS silver lens with a pre-order price of $600. This 24mp non-X-Trans APS-C camera will be available in three camera-body color-schemes [silver, brown, pink]. It looks like all of them come with the silver 15-45mm lens.

The camera comes with a variety of modern amenities and features, touchscreen, 4K, filters, etc.

It is available for pre-ordering for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself (February 8 release estimate) and Adorama and B&H Photo (February 8 release estimate as well)…

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The included lens is brand new from Fuji, and it is also available for pre-ordering separately for $300. For photographers who may want the lens only, it is may still be a better value to get the X-A5 kit and then sell/trade/gift the camera if you don’t want/need it or fall in love with it. Or wait until other people do this and buy the lens in the used market or the trade/exchange section of your favorite photo forums…

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page.

Pre-order new Fuji XC 15-45/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ for $300

Everybody’s going PZ and OIS these days it seems! Fuji has a new kit lens, it is both powered (PZ) and optically stabilized (OIS). It is the new Fuji XC 15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. It is the lens bundled with the brand new Fuji X-A5 APS-C mirrorless camera…

…but it is also available for pre-ordering on its own for $300 at Adorama and B&H Photo available in your choice of black or silver… From the looks of it, the X-A5 kits are getting the silver color of this lens…

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page.
+ CORRECTION: the year is 2018, not 2918! There’s no numeric keypad on this laptop 🙂

Wedn FREE to Watch at 1pm ET: Panasonic GH5S Live-Streaming Panel from B&H Photo

As we mentioned last week, starting at 1pm eastern time (10am pacific) today, B&H Photo will be hosting for FREE Panasonic GH5S LIVE Streaming Panel Discussion featuring a photographer, a cinematographer, a post production person, along with a Panasonic representative and a panel host. A party of five. I mean, a panel of five! As usual, it will be free to watch. You can ask questions using the Twitter hashtag #BHPhotoLive.

The latest estimate for the Panasonic GH5S release is Monday February 5 (2018) according to the B&H Photo Pre-Order page. Its starting price is $2500, versus $2000 for its GH5 predecessor.

This time they are using YouTube for the live-stream, so that gives you more flexibility. No need for Adobe Flash! You can also find the video YouTube-embedded below..,

I think they accidentally set the YouTube live stream start time to pacific instead of eastern, but the event will start at 1pm eastern…

(ENDED) 12% off Used Lenses at KEH Camera with coupon [over 1500 listings]

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Sony a7r III with boatload of freebies for $3200 at authorized Sony USA dealer: 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC, Bower Slave Flash, Corel PSP X9, Monopod, Etc

The first development from the just-updated Stock Status Tracker is that the new condition Sony a7r III body only is now getting a boatload of free accessories for the same price of $3200 by authorized Sony USA dealer Beach Camera on eBAY.

The freebies include a mix of useful and trinkety:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Bower SFD328 Bounce and Swivel Slave Flash
+ Corel Paintshop PRO X9
+ Sony carrying case
+ generic rechargeable LED light
+ 72-inch XIT XT72MP monopod with soft case
+ 12-inch spider-style rubberized tripod
+ wrist strap
+ universal shutter release
+ leaf blower (oops, I mean, lens blower)
+ cleaning lens pen
+ generic accessories kit (cleaning, mini tripod, etc)

You may need tn excavation team to find the camera in this delivery box 🙂 This can be handy if you need some of the accessories, while you can give away the rest to friends and family who may need them, or use them to put together “camera starter kits” for friends and family. Or donate them to local photography clubs or schools.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $259 (EF, Sony A or E), $269 (Nikon Chipped), $289 (Pentax K)

Also part of Expiration Monday is a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for $259 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon EF system and Sony E-Mount and Sony A-mount. Meanwhile the Nikon AE Chip version goes for $269, and the Pentax K-mount for $289. Some of the mount options receive 2% promotional rewards as well.

Fuji X-T2 with FREE $100 Promo Gift Card + Manfrotto Compact Tripod + 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO

For one week, Focus Camera is offering the following three FREE items for the Fuji X-T2 Body only for $1599 or the Fuji X-T2 with 18-55mm f2.8-4 for $1899 with free shipping:

+ $100 Focus Camera Promotional Gift Card (expires within One Year)

+ Manfrotto Compact Light Tripod model MKCOMPACTLT-BK

+ 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO Card, model SDSDXXG-064G-GN4IN

There’s no coupon, no rebate; just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this promotion is running. The free items are listed on the product page prominently while this promotion is running.

Sony a7r II + 24-70/4 ZA OSS FE + 4TB WD HDD for $3696

If of the many and more Sony a-series 35mm full frame cameras it is the a7r II the one you want, more specifically the one bundled with the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens, B&H Photo has discounted it to $3696 with free expedited shipping AND they are also including a FREE WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black) as well.

Panasonic GH4 Body with RODE VideoMic for $998

If of all the M43rds cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH4 body only the one you want, it is currently bundled with a FREE Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System for the same authorized Panasonic USA dealer price of $998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Saturday at 11:59pm ET. Note however that B&H does not accept orders Friday PM until Saturday PM, so if you are planning a purchase make sure you factor that in your planning!

You can optionally triple the original warranty of the GH4 by filing with Panasonic. Another benefit of buying from an authorized dealer.

Speaking of the GH-series, as we mentioned earlier today, B&H is planning a live free-streaming panel on the Panasonic GH5S on Wednesday 1/31/18 at 1pm ET!

10% off Sony a7r III Body with educational discount

If you qualify for an educational discount, for a limited time, B&H Photo is offering 10% off on the new condition Sony a7r III body only, so you pay $2878~ with free expedited shipping instead of the regular price of $3200.

Save the Date: Wedn January 31: Panasonic GH5S LIVE Panel Discussion

If you are curious about the upcoming Panasonic GH5S, or you just love panel discussion of new camera gear, Save the Date! On Wednesday January 31st in 2018, at 1pm eastern time, B&H Photo will be hosting a Panasonic GH5S LIVE Streaming Panel Discussion featuring a photographer, a cinematographer, a post production person, along with a Panasonic representative and a panel host. A party of five. I mean, a panel of five! As usual, it will be free to watch. You can ask questions using the Twitter hashtag #BHPhotoLive.

(ENDED) Amazon too offers the E-M1 II with Grip for $1850 – Offer is STACKABLE with Many Other Olympus Lenses As Well

Argggh! The $1850 sale ended while I was in the middle of writing this… I’m getting too old for this 🙂

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(SOLD OUT) Used Panasonic G9 Body for $1499 + S&H

As of a 1/287/18 at 1pm ET recheck, this sold out… Used condition items are available in limited quantities, sometimes only one…

The big news of today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker is on the Panasonic G9 front! Adorama has limited quantities in “Used – Demo” condition for $1499 plus shipping! When the used options sell out, you will not see the Panasonic G9 at the aforelinked page.

In-Stock: Panasonic 200mm f2.8 PowerOIS [m43]

Grab your wallet and your weight lifting set! The new condition Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER OIS Micro Four Thirds lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $2998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Used Sony a7r III Body (Condition 10) for $2880

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have a new low price on the USED Sony a7r III body only. You can get it for $2880 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo (USED) in “USED – Condition 10”. Used supplies are limited. When used items sell out, the B&H used links automatically redirect to the new condition products, so if you don’t see a used option, it means it sold out.

Olympus E-M1 II with FREE HLD-9 Battery Grip: Body for $1849, w/12-40 for $2548, w/12-100 for $2948, w/12-40/40-150 for $3748

B&H Photo is running a limited time promotion on a trio of Olympus E-M1 II bundles as follows:

+ E-M1 II body only and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip and $74 promotional rewards for $1849

+ E-M1 II with 12-40mm f/2.8 and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip and $102 promotional rewards for $2548

+ E-M1 II with 12-100mm f4 IS PRO and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip for $2948

+ E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8 and FREE Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip for $3748

Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS for $299 [m43]

It’s Samyang time of the Micro Four Thirds kind at B&H Photo, where either the silver or the black color scheme of the new condition Samyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS lens is on sale for $299 with free expedited shipping.

On the same listing, you will find the black Sony E going for $289, while the lowest Fuji X price is $309 for the silver.

Note that the prices of Samyang lenses are not always the same for all mounts, so keep that in mind when price-checking comparatively.