(ENDED) Sony a5100 with 16-50mm for $398

Party’s over! As of a 3/5/18 at 2:45pm ET recheck, the price has climbed up to $550…

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Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus for $299 [Sony E]

If you are a fan of autofocusing technology and the Sony E system, Adorama is offering the new condition Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus lens for the Sony E system for $299 with free expedited shipping. Yes, Rokinon is embracing AF AF 🙂

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for $999, 135mm f2.8 for $1499 [Sony E]

It’s WPPI time after all, and thanks to the avalanche of Sony 35mm full frame mirrorless cameras, FE-shooters can now have their very own Zeiss full frame portrait lenses.

The Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis for the Sony E-system goes for $999 with free shipping and $40~ promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo

The 135mm f2.8 Zeiss Batis is on sale for $1499 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama

(SOLD OUT) Used Panasonic G9 body for $1487

These sold out as the G9 is getting harder to find… An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the Panasonic G9 available in “Used – Very Good” condition (minor cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) offered for $1487~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. There’s only one used listing for this at the moment… The new condition price at authorized dealers is $1700…

Refurbished Olympus E-M1 II Body for $1500

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M1 II body only is back in-stock at the official Olympus USA Outlet store going for $1500 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty… It goes for $1700 in new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers like Adorama and Amazon itself

Pre-orders begin for new Sony a7 III at 11am ET

Get your e-wallets ready if interested in this one! Pre-orders for the new Sony a7 III body only full frame Sony E-system camera will begin at 11am eastern today (Wednesday 2/28/18) at authorized Sony dealers for $2000 body only or $2200 with the 28-70 lens at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

You can see how it stacks up price-wise to the rest of the cameras using the:
+ 35mm full frame price charts
+ Mirrorless Price Charts
+ these were created before the a7 III was announced (that’s why it’s not in there; but it will be in the next iteration of these)

Tokina Firin 20mm f2 Manual Focus (Sony E) for $699

Among the latest new Lenses announced is an autofocus version of the Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE (Sony E system) lens, with the “AF” designator added to the model name. No price/availability details yet but B&H Photo has created a product page for it.

If autofocusing is not a high priority or you need a lens now, the first generation manual focus version of the lens is on sale for $699 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus (Sony E) for $535

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Pre-orders for new Sony a7 III start Wedn 11am ET

Sony has plenty of 35mm full frame cameras [see 35mm full frame price charts] but that’s not stopping them from revealing a brand new model! The Sony a7 III body only is now an official product and pre-orders of it will begin on Wednesday 2/28/18 at 11am eastern at authorized Sony dealers.

The starting price is $2000 for the body only, and $2200 for the kit with the 28-70mm lens. A listing for the camera is available at B&H Photo and Adorama with the pre-ordering option activating on Wednesday at 11am eastern.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page and has given mirrorless cameras a 7-1 lead over DSLRs in 2018.

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f2 FE Zero-D for $799 [Sony E]

Prime time among the B&H WPPI sales, the new condition Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for the Sony E-system is on sale for a limited time for $799 with free expedited shipping. A feast of primes for the Sony E-system!

Pre-order new Canon M50 Mirrorless cameras (four official kits)

Priced in-between the Canon M5 and the M6 [see Mirrorless Price Chart], the brand new Canon M50 was revealed yesterday with three different kits:

+ M50 body only for $779 in black or white
+ M50 with 15-45 for $899 in black
+ M50 with 15-45 and 55-200 for $1249 in black

These kits are now available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 where it has increased the Mirrorless lead over DSLRs in 2018 to 6-1.

Free $100 Gift Card and Free Fuji Domke F803 Bag with purchase of Fuji 50-200 or 100-400 Lenses at normal prices

Our wild ride now takes us to Fujilandia where B&H Photo is bundling both a $100 B&H Photo gift card and the Fuji-Domke co-brandeD F803 camera bag when you purchase the following two Fuji X lenses:

+ Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR for $1599

+ Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR for $1899

The lenses go for the same prices without the gift card and camera bag, so you are getting two serious freebies. Four more Fuji lenses are on sale but don’t get a free gift card or free bag at B&H Photo; these too part of their WPPI 2018 specials

Sony a7r II + Flashpoint Zoom R2 Flash for $2400

With the release of the new Sony a7r III, the a7r II body only dropped in price, currently going for $2400 [see 35mm Full Frame Price Charts], but that’s not all, Adorama is bundling it with a FREE Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight for Sony, together going for the same authorized dealer price of $2400 with free expedited shipping. This too is part of their WPPI specials.

Pre-order new Panasonic 50-200mm f2.8-4 OIS [m43]

There is no theme, this is like rolling the blogging dice, things are coming in from all directions! 🙂 Now we have a pre-order of a brand new micro four thirds pro lens, almost a constant aperture but not quite! It is the brand new Panasonic 50-200mm f2.8-4 Power OIS (Lumix G, Leica, aspherical, Vario-Elmarit) available for pre-ordering for $1698 at Adorama and B&H Photo… It has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Panasonic 100-400 f4-6.3 Power OIS + $100 GC for $1800

Zoom-zoom on the Micro Four Thirds front! The new condition Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 POWER OIS is getting a $100 B&H Photo gift card as a bonus while still selling at the authorized dealer price of $1800 with free expedited shipping at B&H. As usual, you can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic. This too is part of the WPPI B&H sales

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $479 to $499 [E/X/EF-M]

Not faster than the speed of light, but getting close! The new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens is on sale as part of the WPPI festivities at B&H for $479 to $499 with free shipping depending on option. It is available in the Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M system. They also get 2% promotional rewards. The $479 price is for the black Sony E and silver Canon EF-M. The others go for $499.

Olympus E-M1 II Body + HLD-9 Battery Grip for $1898

More B&H WPPI action. The Olympus E-M1 II body continues to go for $1700 at authorized dealers, same as last week when we posted our Mirrorless price charts, BUT if you also want to get the official Olympus HLD-9 Power Battery Grip (goes for $249 on its own), you can get them together as a bundle for $1898 at B&H Photo.

Over 100 Sigma Lenses with WPPI 2018 Coupon

More B&H WPPI action coupon code BHWPPI18 gets you additional savings on over 100 Sigma lenses. There are too many to list here individually, but the aforelinked page has them nicely organized.

$150 Gift Cards with select Fuji GF lenses (GFX MF)

And now we begin digesting the B&H WPPI 2018 specials, starting with select Fuji GF lenses for their medium format system getting a $150 B&H Photo gift card with purchase. Eligible lenses show this on their product page.

UPDATE: oops, I forgot to mention this, you also get a $200 B&H Photo gift card when you purchase the new condition Fujifilm GFX 50S with the 110mm f2 lens for $8299 with free expedited shipping.

Panasonic G9 In-Stock NEW for $1700, USED for $1500

An early bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for fans of the Panasonic G9! The camera is in-stock and shipping in new condition from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera (one unit left per the page over there).

If you are a fan of used, there are two “Used – Demo” condition listings at Adorama for $1500 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:

Olympus E-M10 III Body drops to $584

The Olympus E-M10 III body only came out of the gate for $650 but it has its first serious discount, it is currently going for the rather unusual price of $584 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

Olympus E-M10 II Price Staircase: Body $450, w/14-42 $500, w/14-42 EZ $550

If you prefer to get the Olympus E-M10 II in new condition from authorized dealers instead of wait/hunt for a refurbished deal at the Olympus USA Outlet store, the prices of the three E-M10 II options are a $50 staircase: the body only goes for $450, with the 14-42 for $500, and with the 114-42 EZ for $550 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. You can find the different kits and colors at the root listings of the aforelinked retailers.

Still Good: Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-100 and $100 Gift Certificate and $24 Rewards for $600

I am getting a headache price-checking them alone, I can’t imagine the confusion of someone trying to decide which one of the current Panasonic G-series to get. All those 8s in the model names cause jumbled brain 🙂 One option is to go for the value bundle, and the offer continues since the last time we mentioned it:

The Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150 f4-5.6 lenses AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $24~ promotional rewards can be yours for $598 in your choice of silver color scheme or the black color scheme with expedited shipping at Adorama…

Panasonic GH5 Body + RODE VideoMicro w/Rycote + Two 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC + More for $1800

We already mentioned the various freebies the $1800 Panasonic GH5 gets at B&H and Adorama, but there is another option at Focus Camera, for the same price of $1800 with free shipping you get the following freebies:

+ Rode Microphones VideoMicro On-Camera Mic w/ Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
+ two 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC memory cards
+ Wasabi Charger and two batteries
+ Ape Case Envoy messenger

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 for $600; G7 with 14-140 OIS for $900

More Panasonic action, good until Saturday night, a Panasonic initiated instant savings promotion has dropped the price of the G7 with 14-42mm to $600, and the price of the G7 with 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS to $900 at various authorized dealers, some of which are also included FREE accessories.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 for $600
+ Adorama with FREE Corel software, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD, Lowepro 140 bag, 46mm UV filter and more

+ B&H Photo with FREE 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD and Ruggard Hunter 15 camera bag or 4% rewards without the free accessories

+ Amazon itself no freebies but 5% statement credit if you pay with Prime VISA or Store Card

Panasonic G7 with 14-140 for $900
+ similar freebies at Adorama and B&H Photo and similar statement credit thing at Amazon

In-Stock Alert: USED Panasonic G9 body only for $1530

More things surfacing from our Mirrorless Price Checking. The new condition Panasonic G9 body only for $1700 is out of stock at the tracked authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, B&H Photo has it USED, in “Condition 10” for $1530 with free expedited shipping. Used quantities are limited. If/when they run out of used, the used listing on their website will automatically redirect to the new condition.

For the big picture, check the latest iteration of the Stock Status Tracker now with the Pentax K-1 II and Fuji X-H1 added.

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-A5 in Brown and Pink

Another one of the New Cameras of 2018 is in-stock and shipping, in two of the three colors, it’s the Fuji X-A5 with the 15-45mm kit lens at its starting price of $599 with free shipping by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

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.