Free Gift Card offers continue for Panasonic Lenses, M43 Cameras and Fixed Lens Cameras

I just rechecked, the Panasonic offers bundled with gift cards of the last couple of weeks are continuing, featuring gift cards for various M43 lenses, along with some M43rds camera bundles, and almost all of their non-entry-level fixed lens cameras get some kind of a gift card. There are over 15 posts of them, so I don’t what to repeat them here. You can find them at the Panasonic posts here.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $50 Gift Card and 64GB Sandisk Extreme and Bag for $598

The Panasonic GX85 is back on with another offer! B&H Photo is including a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card along with a free 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card (definitely not a throw-away memory card!) and a shoulder bag bundled with the Panasonic GX85 two lens kit (12-32, 45-150) for $598 with free expeditd shipping in your choice of silver or black.

Panasonic ZS100 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards and Panasonic Travel Bundle (Charger, Battery) for $548

Another freebie has been added to this. The new condition Panasonic ZS100 superzoom (1″ sensor, 10x optical zoom) is offered in a bundle at Adorama for $548 with free shipping with these freebies:

+ $80 Adorama gift certificate
+ $22 Adorama promotional rewards
+ Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery)

The sale is good for the black or the silver color scheme.

A number of Panasonic gear continues to be offered with either free gift cards or free lenses, find those in our earlier Panasonic posts.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 back to $598

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 goes for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

As of 12/11/17 PM recheck, the price increased from $548 to $598 at at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three cameras per color per customer. This WAS not a lightning deal, so expiration time WAS unknown.

Panasonic GX8 Silver with 25mm f1.7 Lens for $898

Panasonic action once again, a “Take Pictures with a Prime Lens Kit”, the new condition Panasonic GX8 silver color scheme is bundled with the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 lens, together going for $898 with free shipping at B&H Photo… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

If you are interested in the GX85 with 12-32mm, there are a couple of freebie promotions running:
+ B&H Photo you get a $50 B&H Gift Card
+ Adorama you get the Panasonic 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens instead of a $50 GC

PS: a number of the previously mentioned Panasonic gift card deals continue.

Panasonic ZS70 travel-zoom (30x) with Panasonic Travel Kit, Corel software and more for $398

A lot of Panasonic Cameras and Lenses get free gift cards with purchase at Adorama, but that’s not all. The Panasonic ZS70 instead of a gift card it gets bundles of free accessories for the same authorized dealer price of $398 with free shipping. The offer is available for the silver or black color scheme of this 30x travel zoom.

When you expand the “Bundle Includes” section on the Adorama product listing you see all the freebies included:

+ Panasonic Travel Kit (one DMW-BLG10 Battery, and one DMW-BTC9 Charger)
+ Corel software bundle (five titles: two photo, one video, etc)
+ 24/7 TC camera pouch
+ 16GB Sandisk SD card
+ USB card reader
+ cleaning kit

As always, you can use some of the accessories as part of camera-related gifts for friends and family if you don’t need them. Beginners typically love accessory bundles with their gifts 🙂

Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS + $100 Gift Card for $648

This is the lowest priced lens so far that gets a $100 gift certificate from Adorama, it is the new condition Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II Power O.I.S going for $648 with free expedited shipping… No promotional rewards on this one… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Panasonic 100-400 f4-6.3 OIS + $100 Gift Card for $1798

And now to the bodybuilder zooms! The new condition Panasonic 100-400mm f4-6.3 Power O.I.S. micro four thirds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama certificate for $1798 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. No promotional rewards on this one… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Macro OIS with $100 Gift Certificate and $32 Rewards for $798

It’s not just zooms! M43rds primes too get a $100 certificate at Adorama, it is the new condition Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit Mega O.I.S micro four thirds lens going for $798 with $32 promotional rewards and a $100 Adorama gift certificate, along with free expedited shipping… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonica…

Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS with $100 Gift Card for $998

Here comes another Panasonic M43 lens that is getting a free gift certificate from Adorama, this time it is the new condition Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS with a $100 gift certificate going for $998 with free expedited shipping. No promotional rewards on this guy though.

Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 II OIS with $100 Gift Certificate and $36 Rewards for $898

But wait, there’s more! The new condition Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 II Power O.I.S. micro four thirds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for a limited time, along with $36~ promotional rewards at its current price of $898 with free expedited shipping at Adorama… You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic…

PS: this is a good opportunity to search for your favorite Panasonic lenses at Adorama to see if they too are getting free gift certificates!

Panasonic 7-14mm f4 Lens with $100 Gift Certificate and $32 Rewards for $798 [M43]

We already mentioned a number of Panasonic cameras getting free gift cards at Adorama, but it looks like this promotion is also covering some lenses as well! The new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f4 goes for $798 with free expedited shipping and $32~ promotional rewards AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate! The offer continues as long as you see the $100 gift certificate mentioned in the listing.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 for $598

The Panasonic freebie promotions move to the world of Micro Four Thirds, where the Panasonic GX85 has made a new friend! The standard Panasonic GX85 (GX eighty five) with 12-32mm is now bundled with the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens, together going for $598 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. You can optionally file with Panasonica to triple the original warranty.

This time the Amazon price bots woke up, and Amazon itself too is offering the free 45-150 lens, in silver or black, with up to three per color for $598. If you pay with a Prime credit card or with the activated Discover Q4 Cashback promotion, you get 5% back as a statement credit.

PS: some of the Panasonic model names are easy to mistype, so as an extra verification, I am typing the model name twice, the second time in words, eg GX85 (GX eighty five) or LX10 (LX ten). This reduces the chances of typos, as the Panasonic line-up has some traps, LX10/LX100, G85/GX85/GX850, etc.

Panasonic LX100 Silver with $100 Gift Certificate and $24 Rewards for $598

Don’t cry for me walletina! The gift certificate now matches the model number! The silver color scheme of the Panasonic LX100 is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards at Adorama. Meanwhile the black color scheme gets a $50 gift certificate instead. This is a RAWsumer with a “M43rds” size sensor.

The same price is available at B&H Photo with free accessories but no gift cards. At Amazon, only 3rd-party sellers offer free accessories but no gift cards.

This camera went for $800 when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017.

Panasonic LX10 with $80 Gift Card and $22 Rewards for $548

Hold on to your wallets! The Panasonic temptations keep on coming! This time it is the new condition Panasonic LX10 (LX ten) bundled with a $80 Adorama gift certificate, and $22 promotional rewards, all together going for $548 with free shipping at Adorama. This too has a 1-inch sensor… It went for $600 without the $80 gift card when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017…

No gift card at B&H Photo but you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC and a pouch. No freebies at all at Amazon.

Panasonic ZS100 with Bonus $50 Gift Card, 32GB Extreme, Bag, Battery, Charger for $548

We have another Panasonic ZS-series bundle! This time it is the 1-inch Panasonic ZS100 with its 10x optical zoom. And there are two competing freebie bundles.

Adorama offers this bundle for $548, a $80 Adorama gift certificate, AND the Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery).

B&H Photo offers this bundle for $548: $50 B&H Photo Gift card, a 32GB Sandisk SD memory card, a camera pouch, AND the Panasonic DMW-BLG10 Li-Ion Battery & Charger Travel Bundle (which as the name suggests includes a charger and a battery).

This is available in the black or silver ZS100 color schemes. The ZS100 on its own standard retail kit goes for $548 with free shipping without the freebies by Amazon itself and other authorized dealers, so you are getting a nice set of freebies for the same price!

PS: also available is gift card bundle offer for the Panasonic FZ300 superzoom.

Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (40x, RAW) with $50 Gift Card and $18 Rewards for $448

Don’t stop believing superzoom fans! The Panasonic FZ300 superzoom (40x optical zoom) with RAW is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $18~ promotional rewards for $448 with free expedited shipping at Adorama! You can optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic.

This goes for the same price but without a $50 house gift card at B&H Photo (with 32GB Extreme SD and bag) and by Amazon itself.

Panasonic FZ2500 with $150 Gift card for $998

The Panasonic FZ-2500 superzoom had been getting a $100 gift certificate last week, but now the gift certificate has increased to $150 while the camera remains at $998 at Adorama. In terms of pure value, you can instead get it bundled with a Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (this goes for $300 on its own; same offer as last week).

B&H Photo is offering a $100 e-gift card. No freebies by Amazon itself, their price-matching bots may be asleep 🙂

This camera went for $1200 when I posted the RAWsumer Price Charts in early November 2017.

PS: no free gift certificate promotion is available for the Panasonic FZ1000.

Open-Box Panasonic GH5 for $1600, Imported for $1500, New with V-Log for $2000

The Panasonic GH5 body only has been steadily in-stock for $2000 at authorized Panasonic dealers (thank you MAP!) in new condition, so it is also being removed from the Stock Status Tracker [update in progress], so in a new blog tradition, it too is getting a “parting shot” post. The current offers:

+ new condition grey-market with 1-Year Seller warranty from 6ave on eBAY for $1500

+ open-box from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera for $1600

+ new condition at authorized dealers for $2000 with FREE V-Log at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ optionally triple the warranty by filing with Panasonic

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

Amazon itself has ran out of these, but fear NOT, both Adorama and B&H Photo still have them in-stock and ready to ship. “Them” is the new condition Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 OIS bundle for $998 with free shipping.

Multiply the camera’s name by ten, insert an “X”, and divide the price by 0.40 [I believe this is the first time ever I attempted this type of a joke ~ probably with good reason!] and you get the new condition Panasonic GX850 with the 12-32mm kit lens and free extras for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself (no freebies but 5% cashback with Prime card or activated Discover Q4 cashback).

Panasonic GX850 with 12-32 and Extras for $400

Another Micro Four Thirds “Take Pictures With” temptation! $400 will get you the new condition Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm and a 32GB Sandisk EXtrEmE microSD card, a Ruggard pouch and cleaning cloth at B&H Photo in your choice of black or silver… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic… This kit went for $550 when we posted the Mirrorless Price Charts

(ENDED) Panasonic GX850 w/12-32 and Extras for $400

As of a 11/281/7 PM re-check, this party’s over… The prices are up to $550…

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(ENDED) Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $998

As of a 11/281/7 PM re-check, this party’s over… The prices are up to $550…

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(ENDED) Used Panasonic FZ50 superzoom for $88

As of 11/27/17 recheck, all used units sold out…

You can relive the superzoom history thanks to used sales! The Panasonic FZ50 superzoom (12x optical) is available in “Used – Very Good” condition with a detailed description and a couple of pictures of the actual item at Amazon Warehouse Deals. It is eligible for the 20% off in-cart discount which drops its price from $110~ to $88~, sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (3rd-party sellers are not eligible for the in-cart discount).

Panasonic FZ2500 SuperZoom for $1000 with FREE $100 GC or Shure VP83F LensHopper Mic

The Panasonic FZ-2500, a 1-inch RAWzoomer with a 20x superzoom lens, something our 2007 themselves might have considered a unicorn, remains at $998 but it gains a freebie. You have a choice, at B&H Photo you get a $100 B&H e-gift card. At Adorama, you sure get a freebie [sorry, I couldn’t resist), the Shure VP83F LensHopper Microphone which goes for $300 on its own!

Panasonic GH4 Body with Choice of Freebie for $898

The Panasonic GH5 body only is holding steady at $2000, but the imported/grey-market prices have been dropping steadily, currently going for $1500 grey market as one of the eBay Black Friday features.

But the Panasonic GH4 is not only going for $898 but you have choices on which freebie to pick at B&H Photo: FREE Rode Mic or mayhaps V-LOG Activation Kit or 4% promotional rewards ($36~ in future purchases)… Amazon has it for $900, but no freeebies…

(ENDED) Used Panasonic FZ80 superzoom (60X) for $250

As of a 11/26/17 AM recheck, the used options have sold out….

The Panasonic FZ80 superzoom (60x optical) is on sale for $348 with free shipping at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself [corrected link]. You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing paperwork with Panasonica.

But if you are comfortable with used cameras without warranty (only a 30-day return policy), then thanks to the 20% off in-cart promotion at Amazon Warehouse Deals, you can get this camera in USED – Like New condition for $250 with free shipping after the in-cart discount. There are many listings of this, and pictures of the available cameras, so it is possible that price pressure will build on them and price will drop over time ~ other things equal, because the real world is not an Economics 101 textbook example 🙂

Imported Panasonic GH5 body w/1-YR seller warranty for $1500

One of the cameras teased in the eBay BF Ads [see BF Ads Digest mega-post] is the Panasonic GH5 body only for $1500, and I think I’ve found that offer. As expected, it is imported/grey-market, offered in new condition by 6ave’s eBay store with a limit of up to three per buyer. It comes with a 1-year seller warranty.

This is a $50 drop since the last time I updated the Stock Status Tracker where the same seller offered it for $1550. The new condition price at authorized dealers remains $2000 (thank you MAP pricing).

BUT another option emerged now, KEH Camera has limited supplies in USED “LN-” (Like New Minus) condition for $1829 plus shipping. And if you buy before 12/31/17, you get a 365-warranty from KEH Camera instead of the usual 180-day. Definitely better to have a KEH warranty than an eBay seller warranty 🙂

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.

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.

Panasonic ZS100 superzoom with extras for $598

We have yet another Panasonic camera that got discounted since last week. The Panasonic ZS100 superzom went for $700 last week when I posted the Fixed Lens Cameras price chart but now it is down t o $598 at authorized dealers which also include free accessories or promotional rewards such as Adorama and B&H Photo and various at Amazon.

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

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 FZ2500 superzoom with $100 Gift Card for $998

The Panasonic LX100 rawsumer was going for $800 last week [see Fixed Lens Cameras Price charts] but this week it is down to $998 with free shipping at authorized dealers. Better yet, at Adorama you get a $100 Adorama gift certificate with it, while still paying $998.

At B&H Photo you get a free 32GB Extreme SD and camera bag, while Amazon itself gets you 5% in statement credit if paid with Prime VISA.

Meanwhile the Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom is also getting discounted, going from $800 to $700 with free accessories at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon (no freebies).

Panasonic LX100 rawsumer with choice of freebies for $648

The Panasonic LX100 rawsumer was going for $800 last week [see Fixed Lens Cameras Price charts] but this week it is down to $648 with free shipping at Adorama (with free accessories or 4% promotional rewards) and at B&H Photo (likewise with free accessories or 4% promotional rewards) and at Amazon itself (no freebies but 5% rewards with Prime VISA purchases).

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.

Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom for $279

There are many and more superzoom options out there these days. If it is the Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom (30X optical) the one you want, it is currently on sale in new condition for $279 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer) and at B&H Photo.

Panasonic FZ2500 with $100 gift card for $1200

The Panasonic FZ2500 superzoom with RAW goes for $1200 in new condition at authorized dealers, but for a limited time, B&H Photo and Adorama are bundling a $100 gift card of their own with the camera. In other words, if you buy from B&H, you get a $100 B&H gift card. If you buy from Adorama, you get a $100 Adorama gift card.

Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic. Details at each retailer above.

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

The new condition price dropped since then…

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Pre-order new Panasonic 128GB SDZA Professional SDXC card for … [OMG!]

Panasonic is getting serious about the professional memory card game too. Announced together with their new Panasonic G9 photographic flagship is a “professionally priced” SDXC memory card too. The new Panasonic RP-SDZA128AK, part of their SDZA series, is a 128GB UHS II SDXC, V90 90MB/sec., 280MB/Sec. Read, 250 MB/Sec. Write, Class 3 (U3) & Class 10 memory card with a pre-order price of $500.

Pre-orders of this are accepted at Amazon by Amazon itself (February 2018 release estimate) and at B&H Photo whose release estimate is mid-November 2017 (may be a typo, I don’t know?).

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!

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.

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.

(ENDED) Panasonic ZS100 RAWzoomer for $490

As of late 10/11/17 re-check, both colors are back to their $650 usual price…

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Imported Panasonic GH5 Body with 1-YR Seller Warranty for $1550

The new condition Panasonic GH5 body only continues steady for $2000 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers [towards the middle of the Stock Status Tracker], but the prices of the imported grey-market models are now showing more signs of discounting!

Among the latest eBay Deals, ebay seller “6ave” (99%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH5 body only kits for $1550 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA warranty). Limit three per customer.

This is the lowest price I recall seeing. The previous low price I saw was in the $1600s.

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II with Extras for $898

In a sale parallel to the 35-100, the new condition Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 II OIS M43rds lens is bundled with free accessories for $898 with free shipping at Adorama:

+ Corel software bundle (five titles)
+ ProOptic 58mm MC UV slim filter
+ Slinger neoprene lens pouch
+ lens shade
+ lens wrap and lens cap tether
+ lens cleaning kit

If none of these freebies, “speak to you”, you can get the lens without any freebies but with 4% promotional rewards (about $36 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama.