Pre-order new Panasonic 12mm f1.4 (m43) for $1300

New lens time for the Micro Four Thirds world, the Panasonic Leica 12mm f1.4 prime is available for pre-order for $1300 at Adorama… This too has been added to the list of New Gear of 2016.

Pre-order new Leica M-D (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder

The new Leica M-D (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder, with its defining feature being the lack of a rear LCD, is now available for pre-order for $6000 at B&H Photo. No chimping with this one 🙂

PS: this too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Leica Instant Savings end 5/10/16

The 12% off Leica Instant Savings (exchange rate promotion) for a number of M-system and other Leica products is expiring on May 10 in 2016 unless renewed/extended. You can find eligible products at B&H Photo. Eligible items show the 12% off instant savings.

Leica 75mm f2.5 Summarit-M for $1195 [total of 29 Leica M-lenses on special]

Leica rangefinder lens-deal-finder action now, B&H Photo is offering the Leica 75mm f2.5 Summarit-M lens on special for $1195 with free expedited shipping. The offer ends 4/30/16 or earlier if sold out.

A total of 29 Leica M-lenses are participating in this Exchange Range Instant Savings promotion. They are not 29 unique lenses, because some of them are available in two different colors each.

12% off select Leica Digital Rangefinders (M-A, MP, M7)

B&H Photo is having a 12% off instant savings promotion on seven different Leica Digital Rangefinders that feature the M-A, MP, and M7. Different colors and kits get us to seven different options. Prices range from $4180 to $5717. Offer ends 3/31/16.

Pre-order new Leica X-U element-proof Big Sensor Prime for $2950

Sometimes the display cases Leica collectors use to showcase their prized possessions are not completely dustproof or waterproof. Leica has solved those problems today with the brand new Leica X-U (Type 113) fixed lens camera, a 16mp APS-C CMOS with a 23mm f1.7 lens and with a “Water, Dust, and Shockproof Construction”. This new camera is now available for pre-order for $2950 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 tracking page

Pre-order new Leica M (Typ 262) RF for $5200

We are getting close to December but that’s not stopping new camera gear announcements. Leica is back with a new 35mm full frame digital rangefinder, the M Typ 262 which is available for pre-order for $5200 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This new camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page

Pre-order new Leica SL not-SLR FF camera and 24-90mm f2.8-4 lens

Because we don’t have enough camera systems out here these days, Leica has announced today a brand new full frame mirrorless system. And to troll SLR users, they are naming it “SL” 🙂 The new camera and lens are now available for pre-order:

+ Leica SL Typ 601 camera body only for $7450 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH. Lens for $4950 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Wait whaaaat? A new Leica system and the first lens announced is a ZOOM? Let the protests outside the Leica Headquarters begin 🙂 But fear not, they will have adapters for their M-lenses and R-lenses and S-lenses and Cine-lenses!

The new camera and lens have been added to their respective segments in the New Cameras and Lenses Tracking page, decidedly bringing the averages up in both categories 🙂

Leica M Monochrome for $5950

The black Leica M Monochrome digital camera is currently on sale for $5950 at B&H Photo. The price factors in the exchange rate instant savings.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari Set with 35/2 for $8791

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari Set with the 35mm f2 Summicron-M lens is now on sale for $8791~ with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Actual safari trip is not included 🙂 This sale is an attempt by Leica to compensate for currency fluctuations.

Pre-order new Leica Q for $4250

If you like fixed lens cameras and prime lenses and 35mm full frame sensors and Leica, this combination is now available for pre-order in the all new Leica Q Type 116 camera, with a Leica-esque pre-order price of $4250 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Pre-Order new Panasonic 1″ CM1 Camera + Smartphone (GSM, Unlocked, North America model)

The intersection of cameras and smartphones has a new resident, the North American edition of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1P camera and smartphone device. It is available carrier unlocked (GSM, no contract) with a 1-inch MOS sensor, 28mm f2.8 Leica DC Elmarit lens, Android 4.4, Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 1920 x 1080, microSDXC, a mid-June release estimate and a $1000 pre-order price, available through B&H Photo and Adorama.

12% off Leica gear sale (114 options)

Adorama has a sale on Leica camera gear with 114 items participating, including cameras and lenses and accessories. The sale price is the one you see over there in red ink. No coupon, no rebate.

Pre-order: Leica M Monochrom Type 246 for $7450

Grab your monochrome wallets, a new monochrome Leica is here! The new M Monochrom Type 246 is now available for pre-order for $7450 at Adorama. I wouldn’t be surprised if some Robb Report subscribers buy it and then complain it only takes black and white pictures 😉

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: DJI Ronin 3-Axis, Leica Vintage case, Veho, Hubsan

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

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Leica RF Lens sale (26 options)

Adorama has a sale on 26 Leica rangefinder lenses, with most of them also earning 2% promotional rewards.

(ENDED) Panasonic GH3 body for $600 (PanaLeica 42.5mm f1.2 for $1100) [ends by 3:50pm ET]

This limited time offer ended. The 42mm f1.2 lens got completely sold-out before the 4-hour deal window closed. The GH3 was roughly 20% claimed…

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Leica Discounts: M Type 240 for $6500, various M-lenses discounted

There is a new round of instant savings discounts for Leica products. The M Type 240 Digital Rangefinder camera is going for $6500, while various Leica M lenses are discounted as well. A total of 17 items are participating in this sale. See them all at Adorama.

New arrivals at B&H: Canon G7x, Pana LX100, 35-100/4-5.6, GoPros, Leicas

If you are a B&H Photo fan or have Gift Cards waiting to be spent, they have the following new camera gear in-stock and ready for shipping:

+ Canon G7 X for $700
+ Panasonic LX100 for $900
+ Panasonic 35-100mm f4-5.6 M43 lens for $400
+ GoPro Hero4 Black for $500
+ GoPro Hero4 Silver for $400
+ Leica X-E (Type 102) silver for $1800
+ Leica V-Lux (Type 114) for $1350
+ BlackMagic Design URSA 4k (Canon EF) for $6000
+ Fuji X30 (both colors) for $600