Early adopter alert! The black color scheme of the Fuji X-E2S body only is, as of the time of writing, in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $700 at Adorama. The other kits have a February 15ish release estimate.
Instant cameras may not be edible as instant noodles, but you can’t take pictures with the noodles (or can you???). The Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Instant Film Camera is bundled with 20 sheets of Instax wide film (two 10pks) for the same price as the camera-only, $100 with free shipping at Adorama. Is this the vinyl-comeback equivalent in photography? Details at 11 🙂
The Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1 is currently on sale for just under $135 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. The shipping estimate is “February 4” as of the time of writing. It is in-stock from other lesser-known 3rd-party sellers over there, but I do not know if they are authorized dealers.
I also don’t know the authorized dealer status of the following seller, but it is one of the featured eBay Deals, it is the above printer bundled two 10pks of Instax Instant Film for $149 with free shipping by eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%), with a limit of five kits per customer.
The Fuji X-System finally has a new flagship, the 24mp X-Trans III APS-C Fuji X-Pro2 now available for pre-order as a body only kit for $1700 at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama. Most of the shipping estimates have it as coming out in late February 2016… This too has been added to the e Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
The camera upgrade cycle continues with Fuji revealing an “S” version of the Fuji X-E2, the new X-E2S. I am not sure why companies keep insisting on using a final “s” in model name because that’s confusing both in terms of plural and possessive. But camera manufacturers are not under the juristiction of the Grammar Police, so they can get away with it 🙂 The X-E2S is available for pre-order in two options (body only for $700 or with the 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS for $1000), in either black or silver-black color schemes. Accepting pre-orders for these four combinations right now are Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself… This too has been added to the e Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
With sensor prices dropping, it was only a matter of time before the Fuji RAWsumer line-up below the X100 got “upgraded” to the APS-C sensor size. And it just happened, the new X70 has a 16mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a 18.5mm f2.8 lens (28~mm eq~) and a starting price of $800. It is available for pre-order as follows:
+ this too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page
It’s the year of 100-400mm lenses so far 🙂 Fuji too has one coming in about a month, the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R OIS WR LM is now available for pre-order for $1900 at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama… Why give your Valentine disposable roses and chocolate when you can instead get them a zoom lens that keeps on giving? 🙂
The Fuji X-PRO1 body only is doing its farewell tour at $500, but if you happen to need/want to get both the X-Pro1 and the 18-55 f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens (goes for $700 on its own), you can get them together for $800 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
Film is making a solid comeback, vinyl is making a solid comeback, when are the flip phones going to make their comeback? The answer to that I do not know, but I do know that the Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia 100 Color Slide Film ISO 100 (35mm, 36 exposures) is on sale for $10.64 with a limit of ten per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime membership or $35+ order).
Fuji makes many superzooms. One of them, the 50x optical zoom Finepix S9900W is on sale for $180 with free shipping and $7~ promotional rewards at Adorama. Offer ends 1/5/16.
The Fuji X-PRO 1 body only is currently on sale for $500 with $20 promotional rewards and free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can get combined purchase discounts if buy it together with X-Rite or Adobe products when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section… Offer ends by 1/5/16 (better get used to typing 2016!)…
An instant camera is more fun when you have more film 🙂 So with that in mind, Adorama is bundling the FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 Camera (available in multiple colorful pastel-y colors) with the Daylight Film Twin Pack (20 exposures) for $75 with free shipping.
At the bottom of the list there, you will also find the Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Instant Film Camera bundled with the Instax Wide Instant Color Print Film for $100 with free shipping.
You can find them all at the Adorama Instax Sales. Offers end by 12/25/15 at 11:59pm ET.
Tired of iLCs only getting bundled with zoom lenses? B&H comes to the rescue they are bundling the Fuji X-Pro1 Body Only + 27mm f2.8 lens for $700 with free next day delivery, along with a free 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC and Ruggard camera case… On the other hand if you prefer a zoom, below the aforementioned kit over there, you can find the X-Pro1 body only bundled with the 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS and the same two freebies (Extreme, Ruggard) for $800 with free next day delivery…
Slowly but steadily Fuji has built up quite a system with many choices. If you are looking for a camera body and a couple of Primes and a variety of accessories, there is Fuji X-Pro1 super bundle at Adorama for $1250 that includes the X-Pro1 body only, the 23mm f1.4R and 27mm f2.8R lenses, a 62mm ProOptic filter kit, a 39mm VU filter, a 32GB Lexar Pro SDHC card, a Lowepro Nova shoulder bag, a cleaning kit, and the Corel Software Kit that includes Aftershot Pro 2 and PSP X7 (PSP = Paintshop Pro)… The X-Pro1 with the two prime lenses goes for the same price at B&H Photo where the free extras are a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC and a Ruggard shoulder bag…
Free NEXT DAY shipping on select Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Zeiss, Hasselblad products
Breaking shipping news alert! B&H Photo has just launched their FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion for the holidays. Over 2000 products are eligible for this promotion. You can filter them over there by product category (first set of buttons) or by manufacturer (second set of numerous buttons). Included in the promotion are 160+ Canon items, 150+ Nikon items, 80+ Sony items, 40+ Panasonic items, 20+ Zeiss items. The other camera manufacturers are not participating.
UPDATE: Fuji and Olympus and Hasselblad are also participating but they don’t have brand-name box. You can click “Photography” on the first set of boxes, and filter on the left hand by manufacturer by selecting “Fujifilm” or “Olympus” or “Hasselblad”.
Other photo-related brands part of the FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion include Tamrac, Spider, Lowepro, Impossible, Westcott, Drobo, Fotodiox, DJI, Flir, iKan, DXO, Wolverine, Impact, Vello, Oben, Ruggard, etc.
The Fuji X-T1 body only is bundled with six extras for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The six extras are $40~ promotional rewards, ON1 Effects 10 software download, 16GB Extreme SDHC card, extra 3rd-party battery, Ruggard camera case and a microfiber cleaning cloth.
B&H Photo is featuring 17 Fuji X-System Lenses with instant savings specials. On top of that, some of them are eligible for 4% promotional rewards. The choices are a mix of primes and zooms, with 16 of them black and one silver (27/2.8).
The Fuji X-T10 kits go at their usual prices ($700 body, $800 w/16-50, $1000 w/18-55) at B&H Photo but when you go to the individual product page of each one of the items there, you have a choice of a free Fuji-branded bonus: either a Metal Hand Grip or a Leather Case. Look for the “Includes Free” section of their website over there.
(ENDED) 15% off select Camera Items at Amazon with coupon (12 options): Panasonic 45mm f2.8 for $763, Sony W830 for $83, H300 for $115, Nikon AW1 w/11-27 for $506, And More
This Cyber Monday coupon promotion expired…
It is a bit interesting that two of the hot non-smartphone photography segments at the moment are instant cameras and action cameras. Which just goes to show that the market works in mysterious ways. Which brings us to the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera on sale for around $60 with free shipping in different color schemes at B&H Photo (click on the color tabs over there to switch colors in-page) and at Adorama where you can even find the Winnie the Pooh edition for $60 as well.
The Fuji X30 compact with RAW was going for $500 last week when we posted the RAWsumer price chart but you can now get it for $400 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards in either color scheme at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon (no rewards but you get a semi-free Shutterfly 8×8 photo book [the book is free but you have to pay shipping]).
PS: our customary “Black Friday / Holiday Season Camera Deals Situation Room” at the Main Blog should go live in the next few hours. I am waiting for the early Friday wave to start, it would make that a good starting point.
This offer did not last long, it sold out long before its 24 hour window closed…
The Fuji Finepix S1 superzoom (50x optical) digital camera is on sale for $180 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself as one of the many Gold Box Daily Deals. Offer ends by 3am ET on Friday or earlier if sold out.
The Fujifilm X100T Big Sensor PRime is bundled with the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Microphone for $1100 at Adorama. The Microphone on its own goes for $250, so if you don’t need it, you can trade it or gift it or sell it to partially fund the X100T purchase. This bundle is available at Adorama for the black X100T or the silver X100T.
Meanwhile, while doing price-checks for the upcoming “Mirrorless Price Charts”, this came up…
B&H Photo is currently running a free accessory of your choice promotion on the Fuji X-T10 kits. You can select either the Fujifilm Metal Hand Grip for X-T10 or the Fujifilm Leather Case for X-T10 Digital Camera for FREE using the blue link below the “INCLUDES FREE” over there. Four of the six kits are in-stock and orderable. Annotated screenshot crop right below:
Meanwhile at Adorama all six kits are in-stock and come with a free Fujifilm X-T10 Case (no choice between that or the hand grip).
If you’d rather have more utilitarian accessories instead of either official hand-grip or case, Amazon itself offers an extra Wasabi charger with two extra batteries and a 32GB Transcend SD.
On the element-proof P&S digital camera front, the Fuji XP80 (three color scheme options) is bundled with a floater strap, camera case, 16GB SD and camera cleaning kit for $149 plus shipping (typically under $10; YMMV based on zipcode) at Adorama.
If you don’t need the bonus accessories, you can get it for $149 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards (= ~$3) at B&H Photo.
The latest round of Fuji X-System savings is now nicely organized at Adorama. Participating are the X-T1 for $1000, X-T10 for $700, X100T for $1100, the X-Pro1 bundle we mentioned a couple of days ago, along with the X-A2 w/16-50 for $500 [correction: this is the X-A2, not the X-E2, thanks to one of our readers for the email alert; all apologies for the confusion!], and 16 lenses getting their fair share of instant savings discounts. This particular round of instant savings expires 12/26/15.
The Fuji X-T1 body only is now down to $1000 with free shipping with some bonus accessories as follows:
At B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards (about $40), a 16GB Sandisk Extreme SD, a Ruggard bag, a Watson extra battery, and a cleaning cloth.
At Amazon by Amazon itself you get a free 32GB Transcend, a Wasabi battery charger and two Wasabi chargers.
Instant film cameras continue their resurgence with even new models coming out! The brand new Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film Camera is now on sale for $125 with free shipping, in the Yellow and White color scheme at Amazon by Amazon herself.
TIP: the yellow looks so adorable, people/subjects will have a hard time refusing to have their pictures taken with it 🙂
Fuji X-Pro1 with 23/1.4R and 27/2.8R and Filters and Bag and Card and Corel (Aftershot Pro 2 and PSP X2) for $1250
Adorama is having a limited-time offer (flash sale) featuring a loaded Fuji X-Pro1 bundle for $1250 with free expedited shipping. It includes the Fuji X-Pro1 body only, the 23mm f1.4R and 27mm f2.8R lenses, a 62mm ProOptics Digital Essentials Filter kit, a 39mm Vivitar MC UV filter, a Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag (Slate Gray), a 32GB Lexar C10 SDHC card, the obligatory cleaning kit, and the Corel Digital Creativity Software bundle (includes Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X8 among others). No coupons, no rebates, simply add to cart and continue with the checkout process as usual.
TIP: if you are planning to create camera gifts for friends and relatives during the holiday seasons, a kit like this could be very handy as you can distribute the various accessories and lenses to different gift bundles!
The latest round of Fuji X-System Lenses instant savings with a total of 17 options is nicely organized at B&H Photo. A number of the lenses listed over there (but not all of them) earn 4% promotional rewards as well.
The “Singles Day”, the Black Friday of China, is slowly expanding around the world. B&H Photo has its own Singles Day Sale featuring ten items, including the grape color scheme of the Fujifilm instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera for $57 with free expedited shipping, and the WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black) for $50 with free expedited shipping.
PS: it took me a while to figure it out, today is Singles Day because it is 11/11. 1s = singles. I now withdraw from consideration to become the next Sherlock Holmes 🙂
PS2: speaking of 1s, do not forget to observe 11:11pm on 11/11 tonight!
As of 11/11/15, the price jumped up up up and away…
For those of you following on the RSS feed and may not have seen the previous “falling knife” price updates, the black Fuji XQ1 compact-avec-RAWeaux (aka rawsumer) is now down to $170 with free shipping, with a limit of 10 per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. We started following the falling knife price at $227.
Strategically, in situations like these, it’s hard to predict when to try to catch the falling knife, especially with Black Friday madness just around the virtual corner.
As of 11/11/15, the price jumped up up up and away…
Price updated 11/6/15 at 11:51pm ET: the classic “falling knife” price continues… The black color scheme of the Fuji XQ1, in new condition, is currently down to $187 (was $196, was $203, was $208, was $213, was $227) with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. The silver goes for $270+. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!…
As of a 10/29/15 recheck this ended. Woot marks all expired offers as sold-out, but they may not be really so, so it may return in some future Woot incarnation…