Seven Fuji X-H1 Kits get $100 Gift Card (but not the body only)

Among the latest B&H NAB 2018 Specials running until 4/14/18 is a FREE $100 Gift Card promotion on half a dozen Fuji X-H1 Kits. The standard body only kit [which we track in the Stock Status Tracker] is not participating in the promotion, but six other X-H1 kits are participating. The options are with and without grip, and the lens options are 16-55, 50-140, 100-400. There’s also the body only with the battery grip.

Z CAM E1 Mini 4K M43rds Camera for $199

Among the latest B&H NAB 2018 Specials running until 4/14/18 is the new condition Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera going for $199 in the Gift Box Packaging or $249 in the Standard Packaging. This is a Micro Four Thirds little thing.

But Z Cam is not just small little things, they have a couple of VR Cinematic cameras, the Z CAM S1 6K Professional for $1800 (in-stock) and the S1 PRO Cinematic for $8580 in pre-order status.

(ENDED) In-Stock Now: Sony a7 III with 28-70 for $2200

It may have been a website glitch or very small quantity. Upon recheck of the Stock Status Tracker, it shows it’s April 10, not in-stock…

Hide your e-wallets! An early bid update of the Stock Status Tracker has great news for anyone interested in the Sony a7 III “take pictures with” kit. B&H Photo has the a7 III with 28-70mm kit in-stock and shipping for its starting price of $2200 with free expedited shipping. This is $200 more than the body only and it gets you the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Sony a7 III with 28-70 for $2200

This sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

An early bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has the Sony a7 II with the 28-70 FE OSS lens in-stock and ready to ship for $2200 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by 3rd-party sellers at Amazon… The body only is currently not in-stock at the tracked retailers. Both B&H’s and Amazon’s estimates are 2-5 weeks in the future…

Now shipping: Olympus E-PL9 in three colors and two kit options

A dramatic entrance by the Olympus E-PL9 mirrorless camera. In a “drop the mic” fashion, Olympus announced the camera for the US market and it is already in-stock and shipping at authorized Olympus dealers. There are two options available, body only for $600 or with the 14-42 EZ lens for $700. Three color schemes are available, black, white and brown, but borrowing from the naming craze of smartphones, they call them “onyx black”, “pearl white”, and “honey brown”. I’m personally holding out for the “truly blue” or the fire orange of the HTC U11 😉

This camera too has the high speed shooting technology that can go up to 9fps. Once a feature only found in dedicated sports cameras, now it’s propagating here and there and everywhere…

The various options are now in-stock and shipping at Get Olympus and Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Note that orders placed at B&H and Adorama will ship next week…

Panasonic G9 with FREE DMW-BGG9 Vertical Battery Grip for $1700

The Panasonic G9 body only goes for $1700 and it is in-stock at multiple authorized dealers as you can see at the Stock Status Tracker but we have even better news for you! Some authorized Panasonic dealers are now including the Panasonic DMW-BGG9 Vertical Battery Grip for FREE for the same price of $1700: Adorama and B&H Photo and Kenmore (eBay)

If you are not fond of battery grips, you can instead get a handful of other photographic accessories for the same price of $1700 by Focus (eBay and Focus directly: digital slave flash, camera backpack, 64GB Sony M-series SDXC card, Wasabi charger and two extra batteries, and LED Video light.

Note that most of the above retailers are closed for Passovers, so orders will begin shipping next week.

Used (dealer demo w/full W) Fuji X-H1 for $1729

The Stock Status Tracker update has two updates on the Fuji X-H1 front as well. The FREE Domke F-803 promotion at B&H and Adorama has ended, but the used prices at Amazon Warehouse Deals dropped from $1799 to $1729. This is by K&M Camera, offering a “Used – Like New” dealer demo with full USA warranty per the listing.

PS: if/when this sells out, you will no longer see the K&M entry in the Amazon Warehouse Deals listings. Used supplies are typically very limited.

Still Good: Fuji X-E2S body for $350

Headlining the Pass Over Sales at Adorama is the new condition Fuji X-E2S silver body only going for $350 with free shipping. But that’s not all. If you expand the “Special Offer” area, they are optional combined purchase discounts, eg $100 off if purchased together with the EF-X500 TTL flash.

Note that these will ship after Adorama re-opens on Sunday!

Olympus Outlet store refilled – now has 23 items

The Olympus Outlet store has been refilled! There are now 23 items listed in the manufacturer refurbished category with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and free shipping with orders of $100+!

In addition to the previously mentioned ones, they added [sorted by price below]:

+ 40-150/4-5.6 R for $60
+ 14-42/3.5-5.6 EZ for $150
+ 25/1.8 for $200
+ 45/1.8 for $240
+ E-M10 II body for $300
+ 60/2.8 MACRO for $320
+ 17/1.8 for $330
+ 75-300/4.8-6.7 II for $360
+ 12/2 for $429
+ E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for $430
+ 14-150/4-5.6 II for $450
+ 75/1.8 for $600
+ 7-14/2.8 PRO for $975
+ some are available in silver and black

This link shows them all sorted by price in ascending order. You can adjust the sorting and view over there using their navigation options.

More on these later today as I find time to price-check them individually and such…

(ENDED) KEH 3-Day Coupon with 2200 Options: 10% off Cameras, 15% off Lenses, 20% Accessories

This 3-day coupon expired…

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$30 off each one of the Sigma DN ART Primes [E/m43]

If you are a fan of the Sigma ART DN mirrorless prime lenses, for the month of April, they are having an Instant Savings promotion, nicely organized at Adorama that is $30 off, with the prices becoming:

+ 19/2.8 for $169
+ 30/2.8 for $169
+ 60/2.8 for $209

These are available in silver and in black but not in Raiders colors. They are offered in the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E systems.

Note that Adorama will begin shipping orders on Sunday…

Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $100

This recurring sale is back on again! The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom is down to $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself… Or you can buy this lens for $20 when purchased together with the Olympus E-M5 II

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F body for $700

The Pen is mightier than the Sword in the Olympus Outlet store where the PEN-F manufacturer refurbished duo is back in-stock (as of the time of writing) at their usual prices of $700 for the black color scheme and $750 for the silver color scheme. Also there is the refurbished Olympus E-M5 II body only for $650 in the black color scheme. They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

(ENDED) Olympus E-M5 II body only drops to $768 [or with 40-150 for $788]

As of a 4/3/18 AM recheck, the E-M5 II body increased to $899…

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Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $240 [m43]

I just refreshed the Olympus Outlet store and surprise surprise, a lens has appeared, it is the refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 going for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

In new condition this lens goes for $350 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo) or you can get it for $270 as grey market (no warranty)…

Sony a7r II Body + Sony Vertical Grip + 4TB WD HDD for $2398

Good until Friday 3/30/18 at 7:15pm ET, B&H Photo is offering new condition Sony a7r II Body Only with a FREE Sony Vertical Battery Grip and a 4TB WD MyPassport external USB 3.0 hard drive, all together for $2398 with free expedited shipping…

Now shipping: Opteka 50mm f2 for Sony E for $90 w/FS

If you are a fan of budget primes and a fan of the Sony E-system too, we have good news for you, the Opteka 50mm f2 is now in-stock and shipping for $90 with free shipping at B&H Photo. It had already been available for the Fuji X, M43rds, Canon EF-M and the Nikon 1 system.

Fuji X-E2S Body Only drops to $350 w/free S&H

If you are looking for an X-system mid-range camera body, the new condition Fuji X-E2S body only in the silver color scheme is on sale for $350 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. If you want this to ship this week, order before Friday 12pm ET (Adorama closes for Passover, orders places after that time will be shipped April 8+)…

PS: this expired but the Rakuten coupons are recurring every few days/weeks… of related interest is this offer expiring Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific, imported Fuji 18-55 f2.8-4 OIS for $330 after coupon [the coupon expires].

Canon M50 Kits In-Stock with FREE Overnight Shipping!

We already mentioned the first wave of the Canon M50 getting in-stock but now there’s more options. B&H Photo has the various available colors in-stock at their regular prices, while Adorama offers FREE Overnight Shipping on the four standard kits.

Note that both B&H and Adorama will be closing before the end of the week for Passover, so make sure you order before their order deadlines…

In-Stock: Panasonic G9 body for $1700

If you are looking for the new condition Panasonic G9 at authorized dealers for $1700~, the Camera Stock Status Tracker has good news for you, it is in-stock as follows:

+ Various sellers via Amazon including Unique, Beach, PhotoCrafto, Willo

+ BuyDIG directly (15 units left as of the time of writing)

+ various on eBay: BuyDIG (eBay) and Willoughys (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

+ NOTE: a number of these sellers will be closing for Passover, so if you want this to ship this week, don’t wait!

Used Fuji X-H1 body for $1799

An update of the Stock Status tRacker has a couple of Fuji X-F1 related updates… If you are willing to go used, K&M Camera through Amazon has a “Used – Like New” dealer demo for $1799 with free shipping…

On the other hand, if you prefer new condition and want it NOW, Adorama is offering FREE OVERNIGHT shipping along with a FREE Fuji-Domke F-803 camera bag. The Adorama ordering deadline before the Passover holiday is March 30 at 12pm ET but don’t wait until the last minute if interested!

Still Good: Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings

With the Passover closing at the end of the week, if you need Zeiss lenses to get to you in the near term, Adorama is continuing their Zeiss Wedding Weeks Instant Savings promotion with a variety of discounts on DSLR and mirrorless lenses. The lenses are sorted over there by the instant savings discount, ranging from $500 off to $150 off. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no mail-in rebates…

FREE Shure or Tascam Microphone with select Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and Panasonic cameras

Adorama is running a free microphone promotion. When you purchase select digital cameras, select DSLR and mirrorless models from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and Panasonic [too many to list here individually], you receive a FREE Shure or Tascam microphone. Some cameras get the free Shure, some get the free Tascam. The free microphone is included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running, no coupon, no rebate, just add the bundle to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout…

(SOLD OUT) Imported Sony a7r III body for $2880 w/1-YR Seller W

As of a 3/29/18 recheck, this sold out…

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(ENDED) Imported Fuji 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS for $330 after coupon

This iteration of the coupon expired, but if you missed it, fear not – it returns every few days/weeks…

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Now shipping: various Canon M50 Mirrorless kits at standard prices ($779 to $1249)

If you want to be among the first to get the new Canon M50 mirrorless APS-C camera, some of the kits are now in-stock and ready to ship as follows:

+ black M50 body for $779 by Amazon itself

+ white M50 with 15-45 for $899 by Amazon itself (don’t call me Stormtrooper color scheme)

+ black M50 with 15-45 by 3rd-parties thru Amazon (none of them are fulfilled by Amazon)

+ black M50 two lens kit (15-45, 55-200) for $1249 by 3rd parties thru Amazon (one is Prime eligible)

+ black M50 Video Creator Kit (15-45, Rode VideoMic, 32GB Sandisk, etc) for $999 by 3rd-parties thru Amazon (one is Prime eligible)

As usual, if you are buying from third-party sellers at Amazon make sure that 1) they are authorized Canon dealers, 2) they are reputable dealers; The two are not mutually exclusive, ideally one would go for YES to both…

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 with 14-42 II R for $225

As of a 8:12pm ET recheck, this SOLD OUT and cannot be ordered…

Also appearing in the Olympus Outlet store is the the manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-PL7 with the 14-42mm II R lens going for $225 in the black color scheme with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing!

(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 Body for $200

As of 10:49pm eastern recheck, the e-pl7 body only sold out as well…

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Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Ultra Wide for $249 [C/E]

The winning lottery letters for this sale are C and E! The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ultra wide manual focus lens is on sale for $249 with free shipping in the Sony E system (model FE14M-E) and the Canon EF system (model FE14M-C). Maximum of three per system per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The other system options are not on sale…

7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF Lens w/freebies: $66 [m43], $70 [E, X]

If you are a boldly going explorer of 3rd-party manual focus lenses, there are some freebies and tiny discounts on the 7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF lens by various fulfilled by Amazon.

The Micro Four Thirds version has a $4 off clip-on coupon dropping it to $66 and has a cleaning kit that includes …gloves with it [useful for OJ cosplay as well].

No clip-on coupons for the Fuji X version but it gets a free lens pouch, while the Sony E version gets the glove cleaning kit from the paragraph above.

In-Stock Now: Panasonic G9 for $1700 at Authorized

Today’s update of the Stock Tracker is a gift that keeps on giving! The new condition Panasonic G9 body only is now in-stock for its starting price of $1700 at authorized dealer Samy’s Camera through Amazon and through their eBay store (limit two per customer)…

Used Fuji X-H1 Body for $1769 + S&H

The new condition Fuji X-H1 remains steadily in-stock for $1900 with a free Domke camera bag as you can see at the Stock Status Tracker

But if you don’t care fro the bag and you are comfortable with used cameras, you can get it in Used – Demo condition for $1769 at Adorama (USED). Shipping is extra. Check the “What’s In The Box” on the individual listings of used products at Adorama to see what’s included with that particular listing. The Domke bag is NOT included with the used offerings. If/when their used inventory is depleted, you won’t see any cameras in the aforelinked search results.

Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $269 [X/m43], $274 [E]

It’s Samyang time! Their new condition Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $269 with free shipping in the silver color scheme at B&H Photo in the Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds systems. The Sony E option goes for $279. The black color schemes are slightly higher ($10 to $20 more).

Meanwhile the Rokinon version of this lens goes for $274 with free shipping in the Sony E version along with $5.50~ in promotional rewards. The other system options are higher than the Samyang versions.

Who thought it was a good idea to create two names/brands for the same lenses? Why not create a third one, Rokiyang? And a forth one, Samkinon? And a fifth one, Yangroki? 🙂

Sony a7 II Body + Sony Battery Grip for $1396

The Sony a7 III body only is expected to arrive April 10 for $2000 [follow Stock Status Tracker for updates on that one]. But if you prefer to get the previous generation model, the a7 II body only, it goes for $1300 on its own, but B&H Photo is currently bundling it with the Sony battery grip for $1396 with free expedited shipping. This is the official Sony battery grip, model VGC2EM, not a 3rd-party grip. The grip on its own goes for $250.

SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens for $149 [m43]

Prime lenses are a good way to feed your lensaholic hunger without emptying the wallet. Speaking of which, on the micro four thirds front, the new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens is on sale for $149 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time instant savings promotion. Expiration date is not mentioned… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales

(ENDED) Kamlan 50mm f1.1 with 1-YR W for $140 w/FS [X, E, m43, EF-M]

As of 3/21/18 this offer is expired but most of the Massdrop offers return every few weeks…

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(ENDED) 15% off on Canon Refurbished Gear with coupon

This coupon expired…

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue at the Canon USA refurbished store, where coupon code MRGREENIE gets you an additional 15% off refurbished camera gear until Tuesday 3/20/18 at 11:59pm eastern time. Free shipping with orders of $100+ as usual. One year Canon USA warranty on the refurbished products.

Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE for $699 [and more E-lenses]

The Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE autofocus lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it headlines a sale of a trio of Samyang lenses for a limited time. The other two Sony E Samyang lenses on sale, also found at the same link, are:

+ 8mm f2.8 fisheye II for $259
+ 85mm f1.4 IF for $249
+ only the 35/1.5 is autofocus; the two above are manual focus;

Speaking of the Sony E-system, B&H also has a sale on the SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE for $299 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (about $6 to spend in the future at B&H)…

7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 for $135 (Fuji X), $145 (Sony E)

The mirrorless system also brought with them a new generation of lens manufacturers such as 7artisans. I don’t know if these lenses are made by exactly seven optical artisans or they are made for photographic artisans, but the 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $135 with free expedited shipping in the Fuji X system at B&H Photo, while the Sony E version goes for $145…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $279 to $289 most systems; $329 Nikon AE, $379 Canon AE

Keeping it real with manual focusing, the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $279 to $289 in various systems (Pentax K, Sony A and E, Fuji X, Canon EF, and Olympus Four Thirds DSLR system). Meanwhile the chipped models (with “AE chip”; the lenses are fine, they don’t have things broken off “chipped”) go for $329 in Nikon and $379 in Canon, all these at B&H Photo… Some of these options also earn 2% promotional rewards…

(ENDED) Fuji VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip for $99 w/FS

As of a 3/21/18 recheck, the VG-XT1 battery grip is up to $200…

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Used Panasonic G9 for $1499 + S&H

A late bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for fans of the Panasonic G9! If you are a fan of used, there is one “Used – Demo” condition listing at Adorama for $1499 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:

Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for $155 after coupon

A $9 off green clip-on coupon, drops the price of the new condition Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens from $165 to $156 sold by Voking with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. The price and clip-on coupon is available M43rds and Fuji X among the mirrorless and Canon and Nikon among the DSLRs. The Sony E version is not on sale and does not have a clip-on coupon.

SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 (Sony E) for $259

Prime time for Sony E shooters, the new condition SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 lens is on sale for $259 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. No promotional rewards at Amazon but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get a 5% statement credit.

Lens Sales at Adorama (583 options)

Adorama is having a lens-a-palooza sale with over 580 lenses participating. This is a mix of sales, instant savings promotions and such. You can filter them using the various options (manufacturer, price-range, etc) on the left hand side of their website. More on these later, being not-Watson means I cannot digest 583 lenses in milliseconds 🙂

Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C (E-mount) for $76.50

The new condition Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C Sony E-mount lens is currently on sale for $76.48 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping… I don’t know how closely related this may be to the Meike 35mm f1.7 which goes for $90… There’s also a Neewer going for $86…

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO for $765 w/coupon

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO Lens for $765 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens for $829

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $829 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 ED PRO lens for $578 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.

(ENDED) Refurbished Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO for $892

This flash sale ended…

Coupon code SPRINGSALE can get you the factory reconditioned Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS PRO (yes, Olympus has an IS lens) for $892~ with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It is not eligible for expedited shipping. The sale ends Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I tested the coupon and it works.