Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 for $200 [update: 45/1.8 sold out]

Refils are not free at the Olympus Outlet store but they can be discounted. As of this recheck, the following refurbished products with 90-day Olympus USA warranty have been re-added:

+ refurbished black M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60
+ the silver was already there

+ refurbished M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ for $150 in black or silver but not in Las Vegas Raiders edition

+ refurbished M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 Black for $200, while the silver goes for $230
+ in new condition these go for $300

+ SOLD OUT: refurbished M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Silver) for $174
+ goes for $300 in new condition, eg Adorama
+ it is also included in the 75mm and 45mm f1.8 kit for $900

Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 OIS with lots of extras for $1398

The Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 OIS micro four thirds lens is on sale for $1398 with a boatload of free lens-y accessories at Adorama: 67mm filter kit, Corel software bundle, FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus & Rack Focus, lens wrap, lens shade, and cleaning kit.

If you don’t need the extra accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards ($56~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo or if you pay with a Prime VISA, you can get 5% statement credit by Amazon itself.

(ENDED) YI 42.5mm F1.8 Lens with Macro Mode for $100 [m43]

As of a 11/22/17 recheck, the price went back up to $200… I will be monitoring the situation to see if the discount returns in the next few days…

YI is back with another doorbuster, this time it is not an action camera, but a Micro Four Thirds lens! The silver color scheme of the YI 42.5mm F1.8 Lens with Macro Mode is on sale at the moment for $100 with free shipping by YI with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. You can buy as many as you like. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal.

Optionally if buy the lens together with the YI M1 Battery and Charger, you can use coupon code WCRQLY4P to get 20% off the price of the charger/battery (20% off $20 = $16). The lens does not use the battery, it is used in the YI M1 camera 🙂

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12mm f2 silver for $429 [m43]

As of a 11/17/17 AM recheck, this sold out… Prime fans scooped it up at almost half the current price of the new condition… For the latest refurbished options, check the Olympus Outlet store

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Panasonic G9 returns to Amazon

A few days ago the option to pre-order the Panasonic G9 at Amazon disappeared, but as of the time of writing, the option to pre-order this for $1700 has returned at Amazon. I have no clue why it disappeared. AI Bots Gone Wild? 🙂

You can see how it stacks up price-wise with other mirrorless camera in last week’s Mirrorless Price Chart. Its announcement came just as I was preparing the charts. If I was a day early, it wouldn’t have made it. So sometimes being late pays off 🙂

Speaking of Panasonic, a number of their M43rds cameras, lenses and fixed lens cameras are on sale. You can find them all under the Panasonic category, or under the Mirrorless section of the Black Friday 2017 Situation Room. It looks like mayhaps they are trying to steal a march on the other camera manufacturers by rolling out their sales earlier.

Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150mm f4-5.6 II and 17mm f1.8 and extras) for $699 [m43]

Official manufacturer created two-lens bundles are all the rage these days. Olympus too has joined the party with the official Olympus Travel Lens Kit with the 14-150mm f4-5.6 II and 17mm f1.8 micro four thirds lenses. It is currently on sale for $699 at Adorama (with $28 rewards) and at B&H Photo (with $28 rewards) and at Amazon itself (5% rewards with PRIME VISA) and Get Olympus. The kit also includes a lens pouch and a lens hood for each one of the lenses (they are of very different size obviously).

On their own, the 14-150mm II goes for $600 while the 17/1.8 goes for $400. So that’s a $300 combined purchase discount.

Fuji X-A10 with 16-50mm drops to $350

Another big discount this week. Last week the Fuji X-A10 with 16-50mm was going for $500 [see Mirrorless Price Charts]. This week it is down to $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and B&H Photo (with free 32GB Extreme SD and Bag) and at Adorama.

This is certainly a nice price for a “take pictures with” kit as an entry-level entry-point in the Fuji X system. But the Fuji X system has been around for a while now, so you have more options in the used market if you prefer a more advanced camera. The Fuji X-T1 is in this ballpark used, but its new condition price dropped too this week, it is back down to $800 at B&H Photo. However a few weeks ago, Fuji had a promotion on the X-T1 at this price, with a free 35mm f2 lens. I do not know if they are planning to bring back this promotion for the holiday shopping season.

Meanwhile the Fuji X-A3 with 16-50mm remains at $550 (eg Adorama), just as it was last week. So reading the price change tea leaves, Fuji is encouraging shoppers towards the X-A10 at this time.

New Lens Instant Savings II: Pentax, Sigma, Rokinon, Samyang, Olympus

The previous Lens Instant Savings post got crowded, so now we have a Part II with some of the other lens manufacturers!

+ Pentax K-Lenses: 42 options including 24-70/2.8 SDM for $1100, 70-200/2.8 AW for $1600, 100/2.8 WR Macro for $500, etc

+ Sigma Lenses (various systems): 96 options including 17-50/2.8 DC OS HSM for $369, 105/2.8 HSM Macro for $569 and many more

+ Olympus M43 lenses: 15 options including 30/3.5 Macro for $199

+ Samyang Lenses (various systems): 49 options with a mix of photography-priority and video-priority lenses

+ Rokinon Lenses (various systems): 92 options with a mix of photography-priority and video-priority lenses including Sony E-system autofocus lenses
+ CORRECTED: an “option swith” is “options with” with the “s” at the wrong place 🙂

More on these later on, as, unfortunately, I am not IBM’s Watson and I cannot “digest” hundreds of lenses (over 500 of them in these two posts) on the fly. Not to mention that glass causes indigestion. Mayhaps I’ll start with the plastic lenses first 🙂

New Lens Instant Savings: Fuji, Tokina, Nikon, Canon, Zeiss

A number of new lens instant savings promotions are running at the moment! You can find them nicely organized at Adorama as follows:

+ Fuji X System: 58 options

+ Tokina (mostly Canon and Nikon): 17 options

+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses: 38 lenses and three flashes

+ Nikon F lenses: 9 options

+ Zeiss Batis and Loxia: 8 options

+ Panasonic M43 Lenses: 31 options

BUT that’s not all! There’s more instant savings from other manufacturers as well, rounded up separately: Pentax, Olympus, Rokinon, Samyang and of course Shiguma (Sigma).

Panasonic M43 Lens Instant Savings as well

In addition to the previously highlighted Panasonic Cameras on sale this week, a number of Panasonic M43 lenses are also joining the discounting party, you can find them nicely organized under the “Lenses” tab at B&H Photo.

A total of a dozen lenses are on sale including:
+ 12-35/2.8 II for $898, 35-100/2.8 for $998, 7-14/4 for $798
+ 30/2.8 Macro OIS for $298, 42.5/1.2 OIS for $1398, 42.5/1.7 for $348
+ they also earn 4% promotional rewards
+ see them all under the “Lenses” tab at B&H Photo

(SOLD OUT) Used Fuji X-T1 body for $399 + S&H

As of a 11/16/17 AM recheck, this sold out at the $399 price. Supplies of used cameras are limited so they run out differently than new condition prices. Also prices are more volatile since they depend on more factors…

If you are comfortable with heavily used and scratched cameras that are still functional though, Adorama has the used Fuji X-T1 body only in “Used – Good” condition for $399 plus shipping (around $10) with a 90-day Adorama warranty and a 30-day return policy. If you don’t see it in the listings, it means it sold out since this was posted. Used supplies are typically limited.

The above may be of interest if you are looking for a non-entry-level entry into the Fuji X-system. On the other hand, if you prefer a “take pictures with” kit, the Fuji X-A10 with 16-50mm goes for $350 at various sellers including Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and B&H Photo (with free 32GB Extreme SD and Bag) and at Adorama.

Panasonic GX8 Body with Extras for $998

The Panasonic GX8 body only was going for $1200 last week when I posted the Mirrorless Price charts, but this week it is down to $998 at authorized dealers such as Adorama (with freebies) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and by Amazon itself (5% with Prime VISA).

A handful of Panasonic cameras got discounted today, you can find them at the aforelinked Panasonic category of posts.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and Extras for $498

Last week the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm was going for $800 [see Mirrorless Price Chart]. This week it is joining some of the other Panasonic cameras in going down in price! It currently goes for $498 with free shipping and with some free accessories:

+ At Adorama you get the Corel software, 46mm filter, 32GB SD card, card reader, memory card wallet, and Lowepro 140 Format bag

+ At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and a Ruggard Hunter 15 camera bag

+ At Amazon there are no freebies but you get 5% cashback if you pay with a Prime VISA credit card (or 3% non-Prime)

Panasonic GH4 body with your choice of FREEBIE (Rode, V-Log, etc) for $898

Panasonic Gone Wild! When I posted the Mirrorless Price Chart last week, the Panasonic GH4 was jumped up to $1500. This week though, it’s coming back down to reality, but that’s not all! It is getting some free extras as well.

At B&H Photo
+ with Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

+ with Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone

+ with V-Log L Activation Code Kit

At Adorama
+ with Various Freebies: Corel software, 32GB Lexar SD, 24/7 TC medium holster, card wallet, screen protector, cleaning kit

+ with $36 promotional rewards as the freebie

It also goes for $898 at Amazon by Amazon itself but no free extras at the moment.

Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS for $998

The Panasonic G85 mirrorless camera is on its way out. The body only kit is already gone, that’s why we didn’t include it in our latest Mirrorless Price Chart, but that doesn’t stop the deals from happening!

The standard Panasonic G85 with 12-60mm which goes for $1000 now (and went for $1000 last week) is now bundled with the Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II PowerOIS lens for FREE at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer; 5% if you pay with Prime Chase VISA; 3% with non-Prime Chase VISA) and B&H Photo and Adorama.

Adorama includes a handful of free extras as well: Corel software suite, 24/7 TC holster, 58mm filter kit, 32GB Lexar SD, card reader, memory card wallet, and cleaning kit. The lens is included in the bundle, when you scroll to the bottom of the “Bundle Includes”, you will see the lens there. Screenshot below:

Optionally you can triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic. Details in PDF files at both retailers above.

There are many and more Micro Four Thirds options these days, so the decision on which one(s) to get may require a few spreadsheets and Tylenols 😉

PS: the difference between a Prime and a non-Prime Chase VISA is your Prime status. If you are a Prime member, it becomes a Prime VISA and you get 5% back on your statements. If you are not a Prime member, you get 3% back.

YI 42.5mm f1.8 lens for $169 [m43]

One thing leads to another and we have a bit of a YI theme today. Unrelated to their action cameras, the YI 42.5mm f1.8 lens is on sale for $169 in the black color scheme or the silver color scheme, sold by the YI Amazon store with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible.

This is of interest if you only want the lens and have zero interest in the YI M1 camera or 12-40 YI lens.

If you have some interest in the YI M1 camera, note that it is sold as a YI M1 two lens kit (the M1 camera, this 42.5/1.8 lens and the 12-40/3.5-5.6 lens) for $379 in the silver color scheme. The black color scheme is currently sold out.

5% off 18 Zeiss Lenses with coupon (E/C/N]

Good until 11/22/17, coupon code ZEISS5 (ZEISS and the number 5) get you 5% off eighteen Zeiss lenses at BuyDig. Options include lenses from the Batis, Loxia, and Otus lines. Most of them are Sony E-mount, with the rest Nikon F and Canon EF.

(ENDED) Used Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 for $400 + S&H

The new condition price dropped since then…

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Leica TL Mirrorless iLC Body for $1199 (black) OR $1295 (silver)

Leica has not been shy about launching different cameras and systems and partnering with various companies, including their smartphone romance with Huawei. Their first generation mirrorless camera, the TL APS-C body only is currently on sale for a limited time at B&H Photo! The black TL body only goes for $1199 with free expedited shipping and you also get 2% promotional rewards ($24~ to spend in the future at B&H).

The silver TL body only is also on sale, going for $1295 with free expedited shipping. No promotional rewards for this one.

Their second generation model, the TL2 body only is going for $1950, and the white color scheme is in-stock for this price at Adorama and by various at Amazon.

PS: Leicas are still included in the Price Charts. I only removed them from the 35mm Full Frame chart because they skew the charts and break the flow and make it too long to manage (nine 35mm FF models, $4K to $8K).

Used Fuji X-T10 body for $369

Price-checking has began again as I’m working on the Mirrorless segment of the Price Charts series.

Fuji has many X-cameras now. If your research and price points are pointing towards a used Fuji X-T10, there are a lot of options under $400 at the moment for the body only. Adorama and Green Mountain Camera are fighting for the $369 price point at Amazon Warehouse Deals in “Used – Like New” condition.

Meanwhile KEH Camera, which offers a 180-day warranty [factor that into the price since warranties cost money to offer] offers it for $379 plus shipping in “Used EX+” (Excellent Plus) condition. Or for $20 more for an “LN-” condition (LN = Like New).

Used prices of the X-T20 are almost twice as much at the moment.

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

Telebrights are coming to Micro Four Thirds Landia! Coming along with the G9 flagship camera is a brand new bright telephoto prime, the new H-ES200 lens. Or as most people like to call it, a Panasonic 200mm f2.8 OIS with an includes 1.4X teleconverter (DMW-TC14) for the pre-order price of $3000.

Pre-orders for this lovely are accepted at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

If the included 1.4X teleconverter is not enough, Panasonic will also be releasing at about the same time the brand new Panasonic LUMIX 2.0X Teleconverter Lens, Black (DMW-TC20) for this lens, available for pre-ordering for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page.

Pre-order new Panasonic G9 camera with Dual IS, 80mp high-res mode for $1700

Patience is a virtue for this new camera as the estimates point to mid January to mid February 2018. It is the brand new Panasonic G9 non-video flagship, with a dual IS system [about time this became popular], dual SD slots, and an “80 megapixel high-res mode” among other things. The pre-order price is $1700 with pre-orders accepted by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

It will be added to the Stock Status Tracker as we get closer to release date (it’s 2-3 months away).

Also coming along for the ride is the Panasonic DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip available for pre-ordering for $350 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The timing of this camera is perfect because our Mirrorless segment of the Camera Price Charts is coming out tomorrow, so it will be included 🙂

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page. This furthers the Mirrorless cameras lead over DSLRs to 12-8. It is not unreasonable to assume that DSLRs probably don’t have a chance to catch up to them in 2017 but you never know, we’ve had November and December surprised in previous years after all!

Does this sound like a dream M43rds camera or hype? Details at 11!

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Extras for $998

A loaded entry-point bundle in the Sony E-system, the Sony a6300 camera with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses and some free accessories is currently going for $998 with free shipping at a couple of authorized Sony dealers as follows:

At Adorama you get the Corel software bundle (five titles), a Lowepro Format 140 shoulder bag, a 16GB SD card, a memory card wallet, a cleaning kit, a Tiffen 40.5mm UV filter and a Pro-Optic 49mm UV filter (two lenses are included in the bundle, so that’s why you get two different filters). You also earn $40~ in promotional rewards to be spent in future Adorama purchases.

Optionally, when you expand the yellow “Special Offers” section, there is an option to add to this bundle the 1-year Adobe Photographer Creative Cloud subscription for $100 instead of its regular price of $120.

At B&H Photo this offer has a 11/11/17 at 11:59pm ET expiration date. The freebies included are a 64GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDXC memory card and an extra 3rd-party (Pawa) battery and a Ruggard Onyx 25 shoulder bag.

Open-box Fuji X-E3 with 18-55 for $1149

The new condition Fuji X-E3 with 18-55mm kit goes for $1299 at authorized dealers but if you want to save some, authorized dealer OneCall is offering in open-box condition for $1149 with free shipping and they come with the full manufacturer warranty.

Fuji X-PRO 2 body only with extras for $1500

The Fuji X-PRO 2 body only recently (not sure when) dropped from $1700 to $1500 at authorized dealers, and at the moment Adorama is bundling four freebies with it, the Corel software bundle, a 32GB Fuji SDHC card, a 24/7 Traffic Collection holster, and a cleaning kit. This too surfaced while doing the price-checking for the upcoming Price Charts series for this week.

One change for this edition, I am dropping the Leica cameras from the 35mm full frame chart to simplify things and make it more readable. There’s nine of them ranging from $4000 to $8000. More noise than signal 🙂 They are staying in the Mirrorless and the other Price Charts. They are getting dropped only from the 35mm Full Frame chart because they are overwhelming it 🙂

Sony a7r body only for $1848

There are plenty of Sony 35mm full frame cameras these days. One of the older ones, the Sony a7r body only currently goes for $1900 in new condition at authorized dealers, but it looks like a 3rd-party seller has triggered Amazon’s own price bots to drop the price to $1848 sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.

Deciding which one of all these to get, that’s another story for another day…

Refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II for $90 [m43]

Another refill at the Olympus Outlet store, it is the manufacturer refurbished M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II (Micro Four Thirds) in the silver color scheme going for $90 with a 90-day warranty. I believe shipping is $5 flat unless the order total is $100+ but I could be wrong.

Refurbished Olympus FL-600R flash for $200

The Olympus FL-600R flash goes for $300 at authorized dealers in new condition, such as Adorama and Amazon itself, but if you want to pay 2/3rds of that price…

… then to the Olympus USA Outlet store we go where they are offering it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Olympus E-PL8 body for $450, PEN-F body for $1000

Parallel to the E-M sales are the Olympus E-P sales.

We start with the good old PEN-F! The PEN-F body only goes for $999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($40~ to be used in future B&H purchases). On the same listing over there at B&H Photo you will also find PEN-F bundles discounted as follows:

+ PEN-F with 17mm f1.8 for $1498
+ PEN-F with 45mm f1.8 for $1298
+ PEN-F with 25mm and 45mm f1.8 lenses for $1599

Then to the Olympus E-PL8 we go, where the E-PL8 body only is down to $450 with free shipping with 4% promotional rewards ($18~ to be used in future B&H purchases). Meanwhile the E-PL8 with 14-42mm goes for $550 with 4% rewards. Offers are available in various colors.

Olympus E-M1 II drops to $1800, E-M5 II drops to $800 [add 12-40/2.8 for $700 more]

Sunday is here and with it a new round of Olympus Instant Savings! Their current flagship, the E-M1 II body only is now down from $2000 to $1800 at B&H Photo where it also earns 4% promotional rewards (around $72 to be used in future B&H purchases).

The discounting also propagated to the E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 currently going for $2498 with free shipping, and at the same time, the E-M1 II with 12-40mm and 40-150mm f2.8s go for $3798 with free expedited shipping.

On the E-M5 II front, the E-M5 II body only in silver or black, goes for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be used in future B&H purchases).

The discounts are propagating to the “with lens’ kits, the E-M5 II with 12-40 f2.8 goes for $1498 in either color scheme.

Imported Panasonic 100-400 f4-6.3 OIS for $1370 [m43]

To the eBay Deals we go, where the QuickNDone eBay store (99.9%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm F/4-6.3 O.I.S micro four thirds lens for $1370 with free shipping until 11/6/17 or earlier if sold out. Limit two per customer.

There is no mention of warranty in the eBay listing except when you hit the Warranty tab at the very bottom, it says limited 1-year (it may have been a leftover or default setting in the form). In the chance they do offer a warranty, it would be a seller-warranty, since they are not Panasonic USA retailers. Assume there is no warranty to be on the safe side.

PS: if interested in this, don’t forget to first activate the 8% eBay Bucks if you have invited by the eBay email bots to participate.

Sony a6000 two-lens kit with your choice of freebies for $748

Choices! There are two Sony a6000 two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) bundles offered for $748 with free shipping and your choice of various free accessories:

+ BuyDig offers for FREE a Canon PIXMA MG-3620 printer and a 128GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC card and Corel Paintshop Pro X8 software

+ Adorama offers the Corel software bundle (five titles including Aftershot and Paintshop), a 3-filter kit, a Lowepro Format 140 camera bag, 16GB SD card, and cleaning kit

Refurbished Olympus M43 Primes return: 25mm f1.8 for $230, 45mm f1.8 for $240, 60mm f2.8 MACRO for $320

Among the six refills since yesterday at the Olympus USA Outlet, they returned three Micro Four Thirds Prime lenses, with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, and free shipping as follows:

+ refurbished 25mm f1.8 (silver) for $230

+ refurbished 45mm f1.8 (black) for $240

+ refurbished 60mm f2.8 MACRO for $320

Refurbished Olympus 40-150/f4-5.6 R [m43] for $60

More refills at the Olympus USA Outlet, you can get the manufacturer refurbished M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R for $60, in the silver color scheme, with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. I believe free shipping with $100+ orders otherwise it’s $5 flat.

FREE Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer and photo paper with purchase of select Canon DSLRs, G-series, M6 mirrorless [after mail-in rebate]

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express gift cards, Adorama has a new promotion for you! Select Canon camera bundles include the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer and 50pk photo paper. After you receive them and file the mail-in rebate per directions, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card by mail. This will counter the price of the printer/paper, thus making them free after mail-in rebate.

Eligible cameras for this promotion are the M6 mirrorless, a couple of G-series RAWsumers, various D-Rebel kits (T6, T6i, T6, T5i), various APS-C DSLR kits (80D, 7D II), and various 35mm full frame DSLR kits (5DS, 6D II, 6D, 5D IV).

For more Adorama action, check their Pre-Holiday Sales which include clearance items among the 3600+ options listed there. Obviously I can’t quickly “digest” these as I have yet to be absorbed by IBM’s Watson 🙂

5% off on select Zeiss Batis and Loxia lenses [Sony E]

5% off may be a small percentage, but when it comes to actual Zeiss lenses, 5% is not pocket change 🙂 Adorama has select Zeiss Batis and Loxia lenses on sale for 5% off.

Batis lenses participating are the 18/2.8 for $1424, the 25/2 for $1234 [that’s a flowing number], the 85/1.8 for $1139 and the 135/2.8 with an “add to cart” discount.

Loxia lenses (lox not included) are the 21/2.8 for $1424, the 35/2.8 for $1234, the 50/2 for $899, and the 85/2.4 for $1329.

All these are Sony E-mount lenses. See them all at the Adorama Zeiss Savings page.

Refurbished Olympus 17mm f1.8 [m43] for $330

There is one refill that happened the last couple of days at the Olympus Outlet store, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 17mm f1.8 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty is in-stock for $330 with free shipping in the black color scheme.

I don’t know if this is the vanguard of another refill round, so an isolated incident. I will be monitoring the situation…

Used Fuji GFX-50S MF Mirrorless for $5347+

The new condition Fuji GFX-50S medium format mirrorless camera holds steady at $6500, but the number of used listings have increased, and with the today’s update of the Stock Tracker, we have these used priced:

+ Amazon (USED) for $5347 by 3rd-party seller

+ Adorama for $5500 with multiple listings

+ B&H Photo for $5525

+ KEH Camera for $5900 with one listing with EVF included

All six official Fuji X-E3 Kits now IN-STOCK at normal prices

All systems go for the Fuji X-E3! All six official camera kits of the camera are in-stock at their normal prices at B&H Photo. These are:

+ X-E3 body only for $900
+ X-E3 with 23mm f2 for $1150
+ X-E3 with 18-55 for $1300
+ these are available in either black or silver

Meanwhile at Amazon some of the kits are in-stock at normal prices by Amazon itself, some by 3rd-party sellers, and some by no one… Adorama remains in pre-order status…

This as we have began updating the Stock Status Tracker

Pre-order new Sony a7r III Camera and FE 24-105 f4G OSS lens

Mirrorless temptations of the full frame kind here we come! The new Sony a7r III (third generation) 35mm full frame mirrorless camera, along with the 24105mm f4G OSS FE lens are now available for pre-ordering at various authorized dealers:

+ Sony a7r III body for $3200 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ B&H has a couple of lens bundles as well, with 24-105 for $4500, and with 24-70 for $5400
+ release estimate is late November 2017

+ Sony FE 24-105mm f4G OSS for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ the FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS has a product page created at B&H Photo but there is no price, so there can be no pre-orders

These three have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page. Thanks to the a7r, “Team Mirrorless” has scored another goal, giving them an 11-8 lead over “Team DSLR”!

Pre-Orders for new Sony a7 III and FE 24-105/4G OSS Start on Thursday

Sony is doing the Apple thing with two phase announcements. Today they revealed their new Sony a7 III camera ($3200) and 24-105 f4 G OSS FE lens ($1300). Pre-orders for these begin on Thursday. I will post a new post once they become available for pre-ordering. Sony is also developing a 400mm f2.8 GM OSS lens, but there is no price for this lens, so it may not be available for pre-ordering tomorrow.

Pre-order new Olympus 17mm f1.2 and 45mm f1.2 PRO Lenses for $1200 each

Micro Four Thirds bright prime time! Olympus has revealed two brand new f1.2 PRO micro four thirds lenses, for $1200 each, with a mid-November release estimate for the 45mm and mid-January release estimate for the 17mm.

+ pre-order Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO for $1200 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ pre-order Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO for $1200 at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ these two have been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS (first gen) for $700

The second generation Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 Power OIS lens goes for $900 with free accessories at authorized dealers, eg Adorama, but if it is the first generation the one you want, it is still available in new condition for $700 at B&H Photo.

Sony iLC and Fixed Lens Camera Instant Savings

Sony has launched another instant savings promotion featuring various iLC and Fixed lens cameras, some of which get free extra accessories included by B&H. Click on “Load More” over there to see all the options. A total of 23 cameras are included, but no Michael Jordan 🙂

Various Rokinon Xeen Cine Primes for $1795 each (EF, F, M43, E, PL)

$1795 is the magical price for a number of Rokinon Xeen Profesional Cine Manual Focus lenses at Adorama for a limited time. The following lenses go for $1795 each:

+ 14mm T3.1, 16mm T2.6
+ 20mm T1.9, 24mm T1.5
+ 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5
+ 85mm T1.5, 135mm T2.2

The lenses are available in the following mounts:
+ DSLR: Nikon F, Canon EF
+ Mirrorless: M43, Sony E
+ PL mount
+ all options are nicely organized by lens, in ascending focal length order at Adorama

In-stock now: Canon M100 mirrorless kits

B&H is back after the holidays and with it are the new Canon M100 mirrorless kits, available in various kits with the M100 w/15-45mm going for $599 in black or white, while the two lens kit (15-45, 55-200) goes for $949 in the same two color schemes.

(ENDED) Wednesday: Mitakon Zhongyi 25mm f0.95 (M43) for $289, Etc

These offers expired but for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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Olympus MCON-P02 Macro Converter for $49 w/free S&H

The new condition Olympus MCON-P02 Macro Converter is currently going for $49 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama, defeating the refurbished price of $56 + S&H at the Olympus Outlet store.

Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for $999 (E)

Hide your E-wallets E-system E-photographers, a prime temptation wants to take a macro look into your wallet! The new condition Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for the Sony E-System is on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo

For more action, check their Featured Sales.

PS: B&H too has a 1-Day Sandisk Sale which more or less mirrors the Amazon Gold Box deal. So if you need even more units at the same price, you have two places to buy them from.

Fuji X-T20 kits drop $100 (Body for $799, Etc)

As part of the new Fuji Instant Savings, the Fuji X-T20 camera is down by $100, with the Body Only going for $799, the X-T2 with 16-50 going for $899, and the X-T2 with 18-55mm going for $1100.

Adorama has a super bundle but it remains at $1199 and includes the Fuji X-T20 with 16-50 and 50-230 and Fuji hand grip and Lowepro 140 and 16GB Sandisk Extreme and ProOptic filter kit, Corel software bundle, Lowepro lens case, and a few more lens-a-ccessories.