(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit, etc

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

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Panasonic GH4 with free Rode mic for $1500

The Panasonic GH4 body only kit is currently bundled with a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1500 with 4% promotional rewards (= $60 rewards) at B&H Photo and Adorama. The free item is included automatically while this promotion is running (= you see this offer mentioned on the product page while the promotion is running).

Speaking of the GH4, if you happen to want both the GH4 body only and the FL580L flash, you can save a little bitty bit by buying them together as a bundle for $2000 at the Panasonic Store 3-day sale which ends at the end of day on 3/7/15.

Speaking of Panasonic M43rds, the GF6 with 14-42mm continues to go for $330 by Roberts on Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $340. Used prices by Amazon Warehouse Deals start at $250.

(ENDED) Sony a3000 w/18-55 & Photoshop Elements 12 for $250

As of a 3/11/15 re-check, this limited time eBay offer expired…
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Pre-order six new Sony E-mount lenses and converters

Sony has just announced four new E-mount lenses and four converter lenses, headlined by the 35mm f1.4 ZA Zeiss ($1600) and the 90mm f2.8 OSS G macro ($1100), along with the 24mm f2 prime ($450), and the 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS ($1000), along with four converters for various primes lenses. You can find them all available for pre-order at Adorama.

Blackmagic Pocket (M43) + Pana 14-140 OIS + extras for $1000

As part of their WPPI specials B&H Photo has a bundle centered around the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera, Micro Four Thirds edition. You get the camera body only kit, the Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 HD OIS lens, an extra battery, and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC for $1000 with free expedited shipping.

Fuji X-T1 kits get free Fuji VG-XT1 battery grip

The various Fuji X-T1 go for $1300 (body), $1600 (w/18-55), $1700 (w/18-135), $1400 (graphite silver), and during this promotion, B&H Photo automatically includes the Fuji VG-XT1 battery grip for free. While this promotion is running, it is mentioned on the camera’s product page and in the search results. No coupon/rebate/action needed.

Samsung NX3000 w/20-50 for $280 (or w/16-50 for $300)

In a galaxy not so far away, Samsung has a sale on their NX3000 digital cameras, with the price being $280 for the with 20-50mm kit and $300 for the with 16-50mm kit. These are available in multiple colors, with a limit of two per color per customer. You can see all color/lens options at Amazon by Amazon itself. These are new condition.

Now shipping: Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 kits

The Panasonic GF7 with the 12-32mm II kit lens, in their various color schemes, are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama for $600. Adorama has bundles with free 16GB card, VidPro case, Tiffen UV filter and cleaning kit for 2 pennies more, so page-down the listings to find the bonus accessory listings ($599.99 vs $600.01).

SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 for $1000 (NEX, M43, Fuji)

Prime your wallet, and prime your camera for this discount. The SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 lens is now going for $1000 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $40) at Adorama in the Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX e-mount or Fuji X-mount.

(ENDED) Thur: Refurbished Samsung NX w/20-50 sale: NX2000 $230 [updated]

This daily deal expired (and partially sold out, with only one of the NX cameras “surviving” the full 24 hours).
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Refurbished Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $200 {also ref HX50v for $180}

UPDATE (2/24/15): the price went up by $20 for each…

Back to the eBay Deals where eBay seller “Secondipity” (98.1%) is offering manufacturer refurbished Sony a3000 w/18-55mm kits for $200 (was $180) with free shipping and free returns and a 90 day warranty. Limit five per buyer.

In parallel, they are offering the manufacturer refurbished Sony HX50v superzoom (30x optical) for $180 (was $160) with free shipping and free returns and a limit of five per customer and a 90 day warranty.

Speaking of Secondipity, their BlackFriday-ish manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) continues for $400 with free shipping.

UPDATE: speaking of eBay, they are planning another “Deal Frenzy” to start on Monday 2/23/15 at 11am eastern (8am pacific).

Olympus E-M5 body only for $600

When we posted the Mirrorless Price Chart at the end of 2014, the price of the Olympus E-M5 body only was $1000. Fast forward to now (*gasp* it’s 2.5 months later, where did all the time go? *gasp*) and the E-M5 body only is down to $600 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2 per color) and B&H Photo (with 4% reward = $24) and Adorama (with 4% reward = $24) and Best Buy upon eBay and Nuevo Huevo.

One of the reasons the E-M5 is down to $600 is because the new E-M5 II has been revealed with an early-adopter price of $1100 (pre-orders at Amazon et al).

Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye for $230 (4% rewards)

Babies poop all the time, but Lens Babies do not. In case you were wondering 😉 The Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye is currently on sale for $230 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $9.2) at Adorama. Offer ends by 2/28/15. It is available in the four major SLR mounts and three of the four major mirrorless mounts (M43, NEX, NX).

New Rokinon Lenses now shipping: 50/1.4 and 135/2

Two new Rokinon lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo is some of their many mounts. The 50mm f1.4 AS IF UMC goes for $400 and it is in-stock in the Canon, Nikon, Pentax K and Sony A SLR mounts (the E-mount remains in pre-order at the moment).

Meanwhile the 135mm f2.0 ED UMC Lens goes for $550 and it is in-stock in the Canon EF, Nikon F chipped, Fuji X and M43rds mounts. The others (Pentax K, Sony A, Sony E, Samsung NX) remain in pre-order status.

(ENDED) 20% off at the Olympus Outlet store with coupons

This coupon offer for President’s Weekend expired…
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Fuji X System Lens Instant Savings

A new round of Fuji X System Lens Instant Savings is up and running at B&H Photo. A total of 13 Fuji lenses are participating, a mix of zooms and primes.

Panasonic M43rds lenses with New Leaf warranty and 4% rewards

Nineteen Panasonic M43rds lenses are part of the current round of Panasonic Instant Savings at Adorama that expires 2/21/15. Most of them get 4% promotional rewards. Some of them also get a free 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty as well. Some lenses that are more heavily discounted such as the 7-14mm f4 for $900 or 8mm f3.5 fisheye for $550 do not get any of the freebies.

(ENDED) Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $270

These coupon offers expired…
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Refurbished Nikon J1 w/10-30 for $150 w/coupon

If you are CX 1-System Nikon curious, BuyDig has a coupon promotion, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon J1 w/10-30mm VR (white color scheme) for $150 with free shipping when you use coupon code HDPIX (expires 2/15/15). Price before coupon is $160.

Speaking of BuyDig, coupon code DIG5 gets you $5 off an order of $99 or more at their Blowout Sale.

(ENDED) Open box Sony NEX-3NL w/16-50 for $255

This daily deal expired… The Sellout Woot deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Sunday 2/8/15 is the open-box black Sony NEX-3NL/B with the 16-50mm lens for $250 plus $5 flat shipping, with a limit of three per customer.

Pre-order new Olympus E-M5 II body ($1100), 14-150 ($600), etc

Pre-order time for Olympus. They have revealed a brand new E-M-series cameras, the new E-M5 II body only with a 16mp LiveMOS sensor, 10fps, 3″ tilting LCD, dust/splash-proofness, and more. The starting price is $1100 and it is available for pre-order, in black or silver color-schemes, at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

The E-M5 II also gets its very own underwater housing, model PT-EP13, with a pre-order price of $1000, and the HLD-8 Power Battery Holder with a pre-order price of $280.

Also new is the M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Lens, dust and splashproof, with a pre-order price of $600 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Also coming along for the ride is another waterproof P&S digital camera, the new Tough TG-860 with a pre-order price of $280. Action cameras and waterproof cameras are apparently surviving the onslaught of smartphones.

Pre-order new 28mp Samsung NX500 w/16-50 for $800

Samsung is back with another NX-series APS-C camera, their new 28-megapixel backlit CMOS NX-500 comes with a 16-50mm kit lens and your choice of three colors, and promise of up to 9fps at full resolution, the new NX AF System III and more. Shockingly though, no TouchWiz (yet?) 🙂 It is available for pre-order at this price at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

(ENDED) Starts Thur 10am ET: Sony NEX-5TL w/16-50mm lightning deal

The Amazon Lightning Deal expired, but if you are comfortable with refurbished, this eBay offer continues: for $400 you can get the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) by Secondipity on eBay.

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Panasonic GF6 w/14-42 drips to $330

The last time we mentioned the Panasonic GF6 with 14-42mm it was going for $350. As of this recheck, it has dripped down to $330 with free shipping by Roberts LP fulfilled by Amazon with a limit of two per customer.

Panasonic M43rds Instant Savings

Panasonic has launched another round of Instant Savings (aka Discounts) on a dozen of their micro-four-thirds lenses, you can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Fuji X System Lens Discounts (no camera purchase required)

Fuji has a new round of instant savings (discounts) on dozen of their X System lenses. No camera purchase required. It’s a simple discount on the lenses. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Woot Plus Camera Sale: refurb D5300, NX200, NEX-3, a3000, Galaxy, etc

Woot Plus has a Camera Deal Event good until 2/9/15 at 12am central. It includes, among others, the following camera and accessories:

+ refurb Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $530
+ refurb Samsung NX200 w/18-55 for $400
+ open-box Sony NEX-3 w/16-50 for $280
+ refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $220
+ new condition Sony 55-210 f4.5-6.3 for $220
+ refurb Samsung EK-GC110 Android camera for $180
+ Gitzo GT-531 Mountaineer Series tripod for $150
+ Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2BB 294 Aluminum Kit, Tripod 3 Sections with 3-Way Head QR for $90
+ Sunpak VL-LED-30 30 LED HDSLR Camera Video Light for $30
+ and a few more
+ see them all at Woot Plus

12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select DSLR/Lens/Mirrorless Gear (subject to credit approval)

Amazon is offering a subject-to-credit-approval 12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select camera gear with the Amazon Store Card (not to be confused with the Amazon VISA credit card by Chase). This offer requires twelve equal payments with the amount paid in full at the end of the 12 months in order to avoid interest and fees. Eligible for the offer are 475 camera gear listed here (DSLRs, lenses, mirrorless, rawsumers, etc). The offer applies to the “qualifying purchase (and all other items on the order) made during the promotional period with an Amazon.com Store Card. Excludes 1-click purchases and purchases of products sold on Amazon.com by third-party sellers.”. Check the Terms & Conditions for all the details.

Strategically, this offer is good if you are certain that you will pay the amount in full by the end of the 12 month promotional period.

Expires 1/31/15: Sony a7* and FE lenses Trade-In with 15% discount

Reminder! The B&H Photo Sony a7* and FE lenses trade-in promotion with a 15% bonus credit expires on 1/31/15 at B&H Photo. You get two credits with this offer:

1) 15% of the purchase price of the eligible Sony a7* or eligible FE lenses
2) the fair market value of your trade-in used items

The B&H Photo trade-in process, as described over there (assuming I understand this correctly) is this:

1) enter the item you want to trade in (your own used item)
2) get a quote from B&H
3) if it’s a go, ship your used item to B&H
4) receive the 15% off credit code from B&H
5) use the credit code to purchase the eligible a7* or eligible FE lenses

Eligible cameras are the a7, a7r and a7s. Eligible FE lenses are the 35/2.8, 55/1.8, 24-70/4, 70-200/4, and 28-70/3.5-5.6

Expiring 1/31/15: Canon, Nikon and Sony Rebates & Savings

The various mail-in rebates (MIR) and instant savings of Canon (see PDF MIR form) and Nikon (instant savings, not MIR) and Sony (instant savings, not MIR) expire on 1/31/15. You can find them all at the aforelinked Adorama pages. I don’t know what happens after 1/31/15. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they change, sometimes they take a break and return later.

These offers are also available at B&H Photo with a 1/31/15 expiration: Canon DSLRs and Lenses along with Nikon DSLR gear and Sony gear.

Nikon J4 w/10-30 (white) for $330

If you are fond of white color cameras and the Nikon CX 1-System, the white Nikon J4 with the 10-30mm is offered in new condition for $330 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by authorized Nikon dealer BuyDig on eBay.

Sony NEX-7 with 18-55 for $750

If of all the Sony E-mount cameras it is the NEX-7 the one you want, B&H Photo is offering the new condition NEX-7 with 18-55mm for $750 with free expedited shipping. Keep in mind, this is an older model.

Refurbished Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $237

The new condition Sony a3000 with 18-55mm (aka ILCE3000K/B, a NEX E-mount APS-C camera) goes for $300 (eg Amazon) but if you want to save even more, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $237 by Secondipity thru Amazon… You can check mirrorless reference price ranges using the Price Charts

Pre-order: new Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 for $600

New Year, New Cameras! Panasonic has a new M43rds camera, the GF7 with the 12-32mm lens is a 16mp camera with a price of $600, in black or pink color schemes, available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon with a February-ish release estimate… We are keeping track of only the interesting new cameras of 2015 in this tracking post.

PS: I forgot to mention, the previous version, the GF6 with the 14-42mm kit lens goes for $350 in new condition at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 2).

Preorder new Fuji X-A2 w/16-50 f3.5-5.6 II for $550

We have a new mirrorless camera in 2015, Fuji continues to pay attention to the first time buyers with the new X-A2 camera with the new 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 II lens. This kit is available in orange or silver/black or white for $550, with pre-orders accepted at Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama.

Panasonic GF6 w/14-42mm for $350

If you are M43rds-curious and want a take-pictures-with kit, the Panasonic GF6 with the 14-42mm lens (GF6KK kit) is offered for $350 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by Roberts at Amazon.

Pre-orders: new Rokinon 135mm f2 and 135mm T2.2 Cine

Rokinon has revealed two new 135mm lenses. The photography priority is the 135mm f2 ED emc with a pre-order price of $550, while the video-priority is the 135mm T2.2 Cine DS ED UMC with a pre-order price of $600. The photography-priority version is available in nine different mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony A- and E-, Pentax, Fuji X, Samsung NX, Four Thirds, M43). Pre-orders are available at Adorama.

Sony NEX-5A w/16mm f2.8 for $273

We continue digging into Amazon’s Camera & Photo Outlet where the silver Sony NEX-5A with 16mm f2.8 goes for $273 with free shipping. The lens goes for $250 on its own.

Samyang 24mm f1.4 for $370 (Pentax K), $397 (NX), $407 (“Olympus”)

The Samyang 24mm f1.4 manual focus lens for the Pentax K-mount is currently going for $370 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It also goes for $395 for Samsung NX, $407 for “Olympus” (does not specify 43 or M43), and $500+ in Canon/Nikon. When price checking all the different mounts, be sure to pay attention to who the actual seller is. For some of them (eg Sony Alpha) the featured seller is not Amazon itself.

Panasonic 45-200mm f4.5-5.6 OIS for $270

The Panasonic 45-200mm f4.5-5.6 OIS f4.5-5.6 Mega OIS lens (m43rds) is going for $270 with free shipping again at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR XF for $1200

On the Fuji X system front, the 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR XF lens is available for pre-order for $1200 at B&H Photo and Amazon.

Olympus E-PL5 w/14-42mm drops to $450

Another Olympus E-PL5 price drop since the start of the year, the E-PL5 with the 14-42mm lens is down to $450 with free shipping and free 16GB SD at Amazon by Amazon herself. It was going for $600 at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

Olympus E-PL7 drops $100 ($500 body or $600 w/lens)

The Olympus E-PL7 dropped $100 very recently, it is now going for $500 as body only and $600 with the 14-42mm lens at Amazon et al. It was going for $100 more at the end of the year (see Mirrorless Price Chart).

(ENDED) Tuesday: Sony NEX-7 with 18-55 for $600

This daily deal expired…
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Olympus E-PM2 body only for $210 (limit 2)

The black Olympus E-PM2 body only is currently available for $210 (was $220) with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not part of the lightning deals… Price updated 1/5/15.

Olympus E-M5 body only drops to $600

The Olympus E-M5 body only is now down to $600 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Olympus E-M1 body only drops to $1200

The Olympus E-M1 body only is now down to $1200 with free shipping thanks to a new round of Olympus instant rebates at Adorama (page down to see various E-M1 kits, including one with 12-40mm for $2000) and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2)… For mirrorless camera price reference, check the Mirrorless Price Chart.

Refurbished white Nikon AW1 w/11-27 for $520

The waterproof Nikon AW1 with the 11-27.5mm lens goes for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to go refurbished, the white refurbished with 90-day Nikon warranty goes for $520 with free shipping at Adorama.

Olympus E-PL5 silver body only for $400

The silver Olympus E-PL5 body only is going for $400 with free shipping by Willoughby’s at Amazon. The order ships from Willoughby’s, not Amazon… UPDATE: the white body only is likewise at $400.

Pentax Q-S1 body only for $297 (gold) or $312 (white)

The Pentax Q-S1 body only is currently going for $297 with free shipping in the Champagne Gold color scheme at B&H Photo and Adorama. If you don’t feel as festive, the white body only goes for $312~ at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).