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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The freebies include a mix of useful and trinkety:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Manfrotto Compact Light Tripod model MKCOMPACTLT-BK

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

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

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

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

Panasonic GH4 Body with RODE VideoMic for $998

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

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

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

10% off Sony a7r III Body with educational discount

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voigtlander 12mm f5.6 Ultra Wide (Sony E) for $799 with FREE Overnight shipping

Back to the Adorama Accessories Sale, they are offering the new condition Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar Aspherical III for the Sony E-mount for $799 with free Overnight shipping for a limited time. This lens cannot be shipped outside the USA per the listing there.

Speaking of E-mount lenses, Adorama is also offering the new condition Venus Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens for $859 with free shipping and handling.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (Sony E FF) with FREE 67mm Zeiss Filter and $47 Rewards for $1169

Let’s just pretend I made a “bat an eye” joke for the “Batis” name and move on 🙂

The new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for the Sony E full frame system is now on sale for $1169 with free shipping at B&H Photo which also includes a FREE Zeiss 67mm T* UV lens filter, and also at Adorama (no free filter). Both offer 4% promotional rewards which comes out to around $47 to be spend in future purchases at that particular retailer.

(OLDER POST) Olympus E-M1 II with HLD-9 Battery Grip Bundles: with 12-40 for $2700 OR with 12-100 for $3100 OR with 12-40/40-150 for $4000

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Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF (Sony E) for $485 w/free S&H

According to the Amazon shopping cart, there is one unit left of the new condition Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 Auto Focus Lens (IO50AF-E) bundled with some free accessories for $485 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Focus Camera. This is not eligible for Prime shipping – it will ship directly from Focus.

(ENDED) Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 + $300 Gift Card for $500

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Body Only for $649

If of all the Fuji cameras out there is the new condition Fuji X-T1 Graphite body only the one you want, it is currently on sale again for $649 with free shipping at B&H Photo for a limited time…

Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Body Only for $249

This went as low as $199 during the late 2017 holiday shopping season deals, but if you don’t want to wait for it, at the moment, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera for $249 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer but not a daily deal.

Pre-order new Leica 75mm f2 and 90mm f2 lenses [SL]

Leica has revealed two new lenses for their SL 35mm full frame mirrorless system, both are f2, the 75mm and 90mm. They are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ 75mm f2 for $4750 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 90mm f2 for $5150 at Adorama and B&H Photo

These have been added to our brand new tracking post, The New Lenses of 2018.

Panasonic G9 Floodgates Begin to Open (aka In-Stock for $1700)

Good news for Panasonic G9 hunters! The floodgates have began to open! As of the latest update of the Stock Status Tracker, the camera is in-stock at its starting price of $1700 at following authorized Panasonic USA dealers:

+ Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer)

+ Samys (eBay)

+ Cameta (eBay) (different listing since yesterday)

+ various at 3rd-party sellers at Amazon including Beach, Ritz, Samy’s

(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a7r III body for $2860+

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Imported Sony a7r II Body w/1-YR Seller Warranty for $1900

The all new Sony a7r iii body only is now in-stock at multiple authorized dealers, but if you prefer the previous generation model, the Sony a7r ii body only, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras…

… then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” (99%, Queens Village) is offering the new condition imported grey-market a7r II body only for $1900 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty). Limit three per customer. Over 420 of these have been sold so far per the eBay listing…

In-Stock: Panasonic G9 for $1700 [limited quantities]

The latest update of the Stock Status Tracker finds the Panasonic G9 in-stock at authorized dealers in limited quantities at its official starting price of $1700 as follows:

+ Cameta Camera (eBay) (two available as of the time of writing)

+ Amazon (3rd Parties)

Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 for $148 with freebies

On the budget side of Micro Four Thirds, the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens is currently on sale for $148 with free shipping at authorized dealers with the following freebies:

+ at Adorama you get a 52mm ProOptics filter kit (three filters with case), cap keeper and cleaning kit

+ 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 5% statement credit for Prime members pay with a Prime credit card at Amazon

(OLDER POST) Used Sony a7r III body for $3019 + S&H

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Fuji X100F with $100 Gift Card for $1300 [updated]

If you are a fan of Focus Camera, they continue to sell it for $1300 however they are adding the following freebies: $100 Focus Camera Gift Card, 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, SwissGear messenger bag and Corel software bundle (Paintshop, VideoShot, AfterShot, Painter Essentials) in both the black X100F color and the silver X100F color.

This sale ended: The silver color scheme of the camera is on sale (as of the time of writing) for $1214~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker….

Panasonic G9 gets a January 15 estimate (YMMV)

I just added the upcoming Panasonic G9 to the Stock Status Tracker, and surprise-surprise, both the Amazon itself listing and the B&H Photo listing have a January 15 estimate! The original Panasonic estimate was for late February. So if two major retailers have the same estimate, that’s a good sign!

Obligatory screenshots to make sure I did not post this while sleep-walking/sleep-blogging, first B&H and then Amazonia 🙂

Refurb Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS w/1-YR warranty for $189

Zoom-zoom E-system fans! BuyDIG is offering for a limited time the factory reconditioned Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens (model SEL55210) in the black color scheme for $189 with free shipping and a 1-year extended warranty.

(ENDED) 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Lens for $52 [Sony E]

This lightning deal expired…

Running in the Gold Box until 11:30am ET on Thursday is the new condition 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Prime for Sony E-system for $56 with free shipping (sold by 3rd-party seller and fulfilled by Amazon). But there’s also a $4 green clip-on coupon on the listing, dropping it to $52. The price before the sale was $70 last night when I posted the lightning deals schedule.

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F for $700 (black) or $750 (silver)

If you are a fan of the Pen-F digital cameras, they are refilled too on the Olympus Outlet store and they are both in-stock as of the time of writing, but expedited shipping is not available for them (only slow free shipping). They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as follows:

+ factory reconditioned Olympus PEN-F Black Body Only for $700

+ factory reconditioned Olympus PEN-F Silver Body Only for $750

Refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 for $174 [no coupon]

We start digging into the reload of the Olympus Outlet store. We start with the factory recondition Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 (Silver) going for $174 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. No coupon is needed (thankfully!). It is shown as in-stock as of the time of writing, and with 1-2 business days for processing, with expedited shipping not available.

(ENDED) 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Lens for $56

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Refurb Olympus 45mm f1.8 [m43] for $240 [UPDATE: coupon not working!]

UPDATE 6:54pm ET: the coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is not working! Their shopping cart says it is not valid, but the coupon is shown on the Olympus USA Outlet store page. It may be a technical issue, or an error in the coupon, or an error in the display of the coupon. Or they posted it too early or too late. Thanks to our readers for the alert! All apologies for the confusion…

The factory reconditioned Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 goes for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty in the black color scheme at the Olympus USA Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. The coupon is a limited time offer.

In new condition, this lens goes for $324 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurb Olympus ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II for $360 [UPDATE: coupon not working!]

UPDATE 6:54pm ET: the coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is not working! Their shopping cart says it is not valid, but the coupon is shown on the Olympus USA Outlet store page. It may be a technical issue, or an error in the coupon, or an error in the display of the coupon. Or they posted it too early or too late. Thanks to our readers for the alert! All apologies for the confusion…

The factory reconditioned Olympus ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II lens goes for $360 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty from their Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. The coupon is a limited time offer.

In new condition at authorized Olympus dealers, this lens goes for $474, eg Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurbished Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R [m43] for $60

Zoom-zoom now, the factory reconditioned Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R micro four third lens goes for $60 plus $5 flat shipping (or free shipping with $100+ orders) and with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty in the black color scheme at the Olympus USA Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

If you want to avoid the shipping fee, you can buy this together with something else over there, eg the $90 17mm f2.8 pancake.

In new condition, this goes as low as $99 during Olympus initiated instant savings sales. At the moment it goes for $124 at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 [m43] for $200

They are both in-stock as of the time of writing! The Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 Silver micro four thirds lens is offered in refurbished condition in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme for $200 w with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty at the Olympus USA outlet store.

In new condition, at authorized Olympus USA dealers, this goes for $324 such as B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 [m43] for $90 (limit 1)

Nom-nom the pancakes! In-stock as of the time of writing is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 silver pancake lens for $90 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty at the Olympus USA outlet store. Shipping is $5 flat. I believe it becomes free shipping with $100+ orders (if memory serves me well). Limit one per customer.

Six Refurbished Olympus Lenses added to Outlet Store

It’s refill time! The official Olympus Outlet store has been refilled with six Olympus micro four thirds lenses!!!

RECOUNT: six refurbished lenses have been added, not eight. It already had two PRO lenses that had been there since the holidays along with the E-M1 II body.

We have separate posts for these lenses under our Olympus posts

Pre-order new Panasonic GH5S mirrorless for $2500

CES 2018 is here and with it we have our first major interchangeable lens camera announcement, it is the brand new Panasonic GH5S, yes, the S is part of the name, it is not plural, SAD that so many companies fail at such a simple thing in product naming 🙂 The new GH5S is a video-priority variant of the GH5, and it is available for pre-ordering for $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Having won 2017 with a 13 vs 8 score, Mirrorless scores the first “goal” of 2018 against DSLRs. That D-Rebel T6 is a leaky goalie 🙂

Fuji X-E2S with Fuji 14mm f2.8 and Metal Hand Grip and Manfrotto case for $849

The Fuji X-system has been around long enough for many generations of released cameras so that gives you more price flexibility if you are willing to buy previous generations models. One such is the Fuji X-E2S body only going for $429 on its own at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

But what if you want to dive into the Fuji X system with an “old school take pictures with kit”? = a camera with a prime lens instead of a zoom lens; yes, I’m still making up terms as I go 🙂

IF that’s the case, comes to the rescue by offering the Fuji X-E2S with 14mm f2.8 XR and Hand Grip (the Fuji MHG-XE metal hand grip) along with the Manfrotto NX shoulder case, all together for $849 with free expedited shipping.

This is a great price if you happen to want/need both. The 14mm f2.8 lens goes for $800 on its own, eg Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Pre-order on Wednesday: new Sony 18-135 OIS and silver a6300

Sony is striking first in CES 2018 in this small “pre CES 2018” window [see Trade Show Calendar] with a couple of new products that will be available for pre-ordering on Wednesday January 10 at 11am eastern:

+ Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ silver Sony a6300: body for $898, with 16-50mm for $998 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Sony a7r II Body with Choice of Freebies for $2400

The new condition Sony a7r II body only goes for $2400 at various authorized dealers, which are allowed to include free items with purchase, and different retailers offer different useful free items as follows:

+ B&H Photo with free 4TB WD Passport USB 3.0 portable hard drive

+ B&H Photo with free 1-year Adobe Photographer Cloud subscription

+ Adorama with free Tascam DR-10S Mic

+ Adorama with free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

Fuji X-T10 with 16-50 and 50-230 for $589

If you are looking for a two lens “take pictures with” kit for the Fuji X system, Adorama is offering the black color scheme of the Fuji X-T10 with 16-50 and 50-230 for $589 with free expedited shipping…

If you don’t need the lenses, the X-T10 body only goes for $429 with free expedited shipping and $17~ promotional rewards.

(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a7r III body for $3134

This sold out as of a Saturday 5:12pm ET recheck… For future updates check the Stock Status Tracker

and we have a legitimate used Sony a7r III body only listing for $3134~ with free shipping at Adorama in “Used – Demo” condition.

Used items come with a 90-day Adorama warranty and a 30-day return policy (no questions asked). It goes for $3200 in new condition and it is in-stock at many authorized dealers.