Imported Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* for $740

The grey market (imported cameras without manufacturer’s USA warranty) party continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is Get It Digital (99.7%) offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* lens for the E-mount offered for $740 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a three year warranty from Get It Digital, not Sony USA. Over 500 units sold so far from this eBay listing.

The warranty is described in the eBay listing as:

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At authorized USA dealers, in new condition, this lens goes for $900, at well-respected retailers such as Adorama (lots of free lens accessories) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, it’s because last week we also mentioned a different grey-market imported Sony-Zeiss lens, the Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) which went (and still goes) for $700, also from Get It Digital.

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings ends 9/5/15

The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.

Pre-order new Canon Lenses: 35/1.4L II (SLR) and three EF-M mirrorless

In addition to the M3 mirrornyet camera, Canon has also revealed four new lenses, one serious SLR prime and three EF-M mirrorless as follows:

+ EF 35mm f1.4L II (SLR) with $1800 pre-orders at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 22mm f2 STM with $250 pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM with $400 pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens with $350 pre-order at Adorama
+ see them all along with various new accessories at Adorama

These have been added to the New Lenses of 2015 Tracker

Pre-order new Canon M3 mirrorless camera

Canon has not forgotten mirrorless. They have a new official camera, the new 24-megapixel M3 with an APS-C sensor, DiGiC 6, Wifi and things like that. Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ M3 body only for $680 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ M3 with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $800 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ two lens kit (M3 with 18-55 and 55-200) for $1050 at Adorama

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracker

Now shipping from B&H Photo: Canon 5DS R, GX8 both colors, and more

If you are a B&H Photo fan or have gift cards or promotional rewards and are looking for new product releases, as of the time of writing, the following new products are in-stock and ready to ship to your arms with free expedited shipping:

(ENDED) Wedn: Sony a77 II with 16-50 f2.8 and $50 Gift Card for $1600

This daily deal confusion ended, thank The Seven!…

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Pre-order new Olympus E-M10 Mark II for $650 (body) or $800 (w/14-42)

New from Olympus, the E-M10 Mark II is now available for pre-order with a late August 2015 release estimate. The body only goes for $650, while the kit with the 14-42mm lens goes for $800, in black or silver. Pre-orders are accepted at Get Olympus (official Olympus USA store) and at Adorama… This has been added to the New Cameras Tracking Page

Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 MegaOIS (m43) for $300

Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds users! B&H Photo is offering the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS superzoom lens for $300 with free shipping… Optionally you can file a mail-in rebate with Panasonic that triples the warranty (three years instead of one). This requires a sacrificial lamb: you have to include the UPC barcode from the lens box…

PS: if you accidentally mis-align your right hand while trying to touch type “Mega OIS”, you end up with …”Mega POS”.

Nikon S2 with 11-27.5mm for $170 (1-System)

The action never stops at the eBay Deals where BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Nikon dealer) is offering the new condition, in a choice of four different colors, and with a limit of five per customer Nikon J2 with 11-27.5mm for $170 with free shipping. That’s a 1-inch iLC with a lens for $170. Our 2005 selves would probably argue vehemently against such low prices (and new camera system) being realistic in the 2005 forums 😉

Open-box Sony a6000 w/16-50 for $560 {SOLD-OUT: refurbished for $500}

The Sony a6000 with 16-50mm goes for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with not-new, there are a couple of options floating on the internets right now:

  • this sold-out: manufacturer refurbished with 90 day warranty for $500 by Secondipity thru Amazon
  • open-box by Best Buy in “Open-Box Excellent” condition for $560

Imported Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens for $700

One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.

This lens goes for $900 at authorized Sony retailers such as B&H Photo (4% rewards = $36~) and Amazon and Adorama (six free accessories).

Panasonic GM5 w/12-32mm and 8 free accessories (32GB Lexar, Filter, Bag, extra battery, etc) for $700

The Panasonic GM5 with the 12-32mm currently goes for $700 at authorized Panasonic dealers, but if you like lots of free accessories, for the same price, Adorama has created bundles with eight free accessories (32GB Lexar SD, extra 3rd-party battery, 16GB Sandisk Vault, Slinger bag, Vivitar filter, mini-hdmi cable, cleaning kit and tiny table tripod). Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate offer (the PDF is over there). This is available in the black GM7 bundle and the red GM7 bundle.

On the other hand, if the siren’s call of eight free accessories falls on deaf ears, B&H Photo offers 4% promotional rewards (= $28~) instead of free accessories.

Fuji X System Instant Savings (ends 8/29/15)

A total of 22 items, a combination of cameras, lenses and fixed lens cameras are currently participating in another round of Fuji Instant Savings. You can find these 22 nicely organized at B&H Photo. The price you see is the price you pay. No coupons, no rebates. Some earn 4% promotional rewards. Offer ends 8/29/15.

Refurbished Sony a6000 w/18-55 & 55-210 for $620

The action never stops at the eBay Deals where Secondipity (97.8%) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Sony a6000 two lens kit (18-55, 55-210) for $620 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

Panasonic AG-AF100A (m43) for $2000

The micro four thirds Panasonic AG-AF100A is currently on sale for a limited time for $2000 with free expedited shipping and free Wooden Camera WC-142000 1/4-20 Shoe Mount at B&H Photo.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye for $190 (Pentax/E-mount) to $210 (Nikon FF)

Adorama has a sale on five different variations of the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens with the Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount going for $190 (the last two on the page), with the Fuji X and different E-mount for $200 and the Nikon full frame going for $210. These are manual focus lenses.

(SOLD) Used Fuji X-T10 with 18-55 for $900 (condition 9)

As of a 8/13/15 AM recheck, this used option sold out… If you are comfortable with used cameras, the Fuji X-T10 with the 18-55mm lens is currently available in “Used Condition 9” for $900 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

The new condition price for this recently released camera kit (X-T10 w/18-55) is $1100 at various authorized and reputable dealers such as B&H itself and Adorama and Amazon.com.

Lens Instant Savings at B&H: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma

More B&H action, this is a round-up of the current Lens Instant Savings promotions running:

+ Canon SLR Lenses and flashes (21 lenses, 2 flashes)
+ Nikon SLR Lenses (8 lenses)
+ Sony SLR and Mirrorless Lenses (many options)
+ Pentax SLR Lenses (36 options)
+ Sigma SLR Lenses (186 options) – use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout for more discounting for the Sigmas

Open box Sony 28mm f2 FE for $364 vs $450 new condition with lots of extras

If you are comfortable with open-box lenses, Best Buy currently has the open box Sony 28mm f2 FE lens for $364 with free shipping. Their description is as follows: “Returned, used as display model in store, or opened due to packaging damage but remains in like-new condition.” You can locate open-box options on the top line, between the product name and price box (annotated screesnot crop below):

openbox_at_Bestbuy

The new condition price at authorized dealers is $450. Some retailers offer extra free accessories with it at $450, making the decision more difficult. For example, Adorama includes a 3-filter kit, lens pouch, lens wrap, cleaning kit, and Corel software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7).

Sigma Lens and Flash Specials (62 options; additional discount with coupon)

B&H Photo has a big sale on 62 Sigma Lens options. Additionally, coupon code PSWBH15 entered at checkout can further discount the lenses by up to $50 off more (I can’t test the coupon on 62 lenses and live to tell, so that’s DIY on any lenses you might be interested in). This is part of their PhotoshopWorld sale festivities. Coupons expire 8/16/15.

Participating are lenses for DSLRs and mirrorless systems, along with a few flash units. Lens prices range from $209 to $1509 before the coupon is entered. A number of participating items also earn 4% promotional rewards (but not everything listed there).

Refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR (CX) for $110

The white color scheme of the factory refurbished Nikon 30-110mm VR (CX 1-System) lens is currently going for $110 with free shipping by BuyDig.com with a 90 day Nikon refurbished warranty.

Fuji X-Pro1 with 27mm f2.8 for $800 [add 35mm f1.4 for + $150]

The good old Fuji X-Pro1 has a special promotion at B&H Photo. You can get the X-Pro1 with 27mm f2.8 for $800 or you can add the 35mm f1.4 (the two lens kit) for $950. Just click on the appropriate bundle and color of there for the right combination (screenshot crop below)…

fuji_xpro1_bundles_at_bh

Pre-order new Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Primes (24, 50, 85mm) in C/N/E/m43/PL

Rokinon has revealed a trio of new T1.5 prime lenses under the Xeen name, the 24mm, 50mm and 85mm, available in five mounts: Canon and Nikon (SLR), PL-mount, Sony E-Mount, and Micro Four Thirds. All of the lenses go for $2500 each and are available for pre-order at B&H Photo as follows: 24mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama in four of the five mounts (Nikon not listed at the moment).

PS: you can find these added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page.

(ENDED) Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42mm for $270 (limit 5)

This limited time offer expired…

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Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 for $1150

The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 lens is currently going for $1150 with a free 3yr NewLeaf Spills/Drops warranty and $46 promotional rewards at Adorama.

I don’t know the authorized dealer status of Overstock, but as of the time of writing, they are offering the 35-100mm f2.8 lens for $978.