Pre-orders now accepted for Sony a6300, 85/1.4 GM, 24-70 f2.8 GM

It is Wednesday, which means, among many other things, that last week’s Sony new FE lenses and a6300 APS-C camera (see Cameras and Lenses of 2016 page) are now available for pre-order. The a6300 body goes for $1000, with the 16-50 lens for $1150. The 24-70mm f2.8 GM (G Master, not General Motors) goes for $2200, while the prime time 85mm f1.4 GM goes for $1800. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama.

PS: No price (or pre-orders) yet for the 70-200mm f2.8 OSS GM.

Samsung NX1 with 16-50mm f2-2.8 S OIS & Battery Grip & Extra Battery & Audio Technica Camera-Mount Mic for $2200

The Samsung NX system did not hitch a meteoric ride on the popularity of the Galaxy phones, but on the other hand, it’s still around, which may have been the “tide lifts all boats” impact of the Galaxy phones. Regardless, the current Samsung NX1 body only goes for $1100 at authorized dealers with some offering 4% promotional rewards ($44~) such as B&H Photo and others while retaining the same $1100 price offer a free Audio-Technica AT8024 mic (Adorama; the mic goes for $250 on its own).

On the other hand, if one is looking for a “serious kit”, the NX1 is bundled with the 16-50mm f2-2.8 S ED OIS lens for $2200 with 4% promotional rewards ($88~) at B&H Photo.

But if you want a better bang for the buck power-user deal, at Adorama you still pay $2200 for the NX1 with 16-50mm f2-2.8 S OIS but instead of the 4% promotional rewards, you get the Samsung ED-VGNX01 Vertical Battery Grip, an additional Samsung battery, and the Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic. So that’s three additional items instead of $88~ to be used in future purchases.

In-stock nao: Fuji X-E2S body (black) for $700

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.

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Panasonic GM5 with 12-32 and $17~ rewards for $440

If of all the M43rds cameras past, present and future it is the Panasonic GM5 the one you want, the GM5 with 12-32mm is a closeout special at Adorama for $440 with free shipping and $17.60 promotional rewards in the black color scheme or the red color scheme. Offer ends 2/29/16, or earlier if sold out.

Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM with $25 Rewards for $250

B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards on select lenses. We start with a prime for the Canon EF-M mirrorless system, the 22m f2 STM EF-M lens goes for the authorized dealer price of $250, but B&H Photo also includes 10% promotional rewards with it (= $25~) which can be used on future purchases at B&H.

Panasonic GH4 body with $300 Gift Card for $1300

If you are interested in the Panasonic GH4, there is a hot new deal at Adorama. You pay the standard authorized dealer price of $1300 and receive the GH4 kit along with a $300 Adorama Gift Certificate and a 32GB Transcend SDHC memory card!

This is one of their many Panasonic Cameras and Lenses specials good until 2/20/16 or earlier if sold out.

Nikon 10mm f2.8 CX 1-System for $147

It’s Prime time for the 1-System shooters with the Nikon 1-System 10mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $147 with free expedited shipping in either black or white, and with 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at B&H Photo.

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS with $100 Gift Certificate for $800

In a parallel f2.8 promotion, Adorama is bundling the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS lens with a $100 Adorama Gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $800 with free expedited shipping… This is one of their many Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles)…

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS with $150 Gift Certificate for $900

More temptations for Micro Four Thirds photographers in the Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles). The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate for the authorized dealer price of $900. The $150 Gift Certificate can be used on future Adorama purchases. Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (the PDF with the details can be found on the product page over there). The sale ends 2/20/16.

New Sony a6300 and three new serious FE lenses – Pre-orders next Wedn AM

Sony continues with their two-parter announcement/pre-order, instead of the conventional same-day approach. They have revealed a new 24mp APS-C E-mount camera (a6300) along with three FE lenses (24-70 and 70-200 f2.8s and 85/1.4 prime). Pre-orders will be accepted on Wednesday 2/10/16 in the AM. The a6300 body will start at $1000, the 24-70 at $2200, the 85/1.4 at $1800. The 70-200 price is not available yet… These too have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page…

UPDATE: for more details on the new camera and lenses, you can also check the B&H Photo product pages.

Valentine’s Camera: Pink-Silver Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 for $389

Valentine’s Day means, among many other things, a resurgence in pink cameras. Which brings us to the pink-silver Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm in new condition with Panasonic USA warranty for $389 with free shipping by Cameta on Amazon (if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend) or by Cameta directly… Or if you need a variety of basic accessories, they have a $400 bundle with 11 different freebies (37mm filter, extra battery, 32GB SDHC, 50″ tripod, cables, cleaning kits, etc)…

Panasonic G7 w/14-42 and Audio Technica AT8024 Camera-Mount Mic (goes for $250 on its own) for $598

The silver color scheme of the Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone and 4% promotional rewards (around $24) for $598 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. The Audio Technica mic on its own goes for around $250, so if you don’t need it, you can always gift it or trade it or sell it… Optionally you can purchase this kit with other Panasonic M43rds lenses for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” area to see all the options… Offer ends 2/20/16 or earlier if sold out…

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS for $379 (C/N/m43)

Prime time for video, double puns intended, the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS lens is on sale for $379 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at Adorama in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Offer ends 2/7/16 or earlier if sold out.

New Sony Instant Savings Promotion: Cameras, Lenses, Flashes, Cybershots

Sony launched a new 2-week promotion good until Valentine’s Day (2/14/16) offering instant savings on some of their Lenses, and Flashes and interchangeable Lens Cameras, and Cybershots. You can find all participating items nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Sony a7 II Body + $170 Rewards + Sony Case for $1700

If you are interested in the Sony a7 II body only kit, there is a special offer at B&H Photo, you pay the standard authorized dealer price of $1700 and in addition to the camera kit, you also receive the official Sony soft carrying case kit (LCSELCB) and 10% promotional rewards ($170~) to be used in future purchases.

Sony a7R II Body + $200 Gift Card for $3200

If you were about to pull the trigger on the Sony a7R II body only from an authorized dealer, B&H Photo is sweetening the pie a little bit by including a FREE $200 B&H Photo Gift Card with your order. Look for the tab with the “Free $200 Gift Card” sign on it at the B&H Photo Product Page.

Pre-order new Olympus E-M10 II w/14-42 Limited Edition for $900

Never a frown with silver-brown! Olympus has a new Limited Edition of the E-M10 Mark II micro.four.thirds camera along with a 14-42mm lens available for pre-ordering for $900 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Pre-order new Olympus Pen-F for $1200

It’s the universal law of film camera name revival. The longer digital runs, the more film camera names and designs will be brought back. And sure enough, the Olympus Pen-F with a 20mp M43rds sensor is now a real thing, available for pre-order in either black or silver-black color schemes for $1200 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Coming along with and for the Pen-F is a $130 Metal Grip and a $50 Jacket Grip [corrected both links!]. But that’s not all in the way of accessories. Olympus is also going into Leica territory with a $500 Premium Leather bag and $150 leather wrapping cloth. Which means smart Etsy artists/sellers can make a nice profit by making more affordable lux-accessories for the Pen-F :)

This has been added to the Serious Cameras and Lenses of 2016 page which already looks like a respectable starting line-up with two Nikon flagship FX/DX dSLRs, a Fuji flagship mirrorless, a 100mp (“real” megapixels) medium format camera, a smartphone with a flat “real” optical zoom, a more affordable Big Sensor Prime, and a Leica collector’s dream, an element-proof body. Because some of those display cases are not 100% proof against dust and moisture and nano-particles and cosmic radiation 😉

Refurbished Sony 55-210mm (SEL55210) for $150

To the eBay Deals we check upon where we find BuyDig’s eBay store offering the manufacturer refurbished Sony 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 (SEL55210) offered for $150 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. As of the time of writing, 300 of these had been sold per the eBay page over there. The listing says “1 Year Parts & Labor” under Warranty.

Olympus E-M10 with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700

There’s always trade-offs when a newer generation camera comes out. Latest vs value, extra items vs newer items and so forth. This is a value stock-up type of an offer. The first generation Olympus E-M10 with the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R and the M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R Lenses is offered, in new condition, for $698 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

The second generation M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 II Lens on its own goes for $400 with $25 promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama, which sets up yet another set of trade offs.

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II and Corel Software (Aftershot, PSP) and Extras for $268

If you need the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II pancake and you are also curious about Corel’s software packages but don’t want to risk any money on Corel, Adorama comes to the rescue, you can get the 20mm f1.7 II for $268 with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc), along with a slinger soft lens case, a 46mm digital essentials filter kit (three of them), a lens wrap and a cleaning kit. This offer is available for either the black 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.

Olympus 25mm f1.8 with $15 rewards for $299

Prime time for micro four thirds shooters, the Olympus 25mm f1.8 M.Zuiko, in either silver or black color schemes, is on sale for $299 with free shipping and it also earns 5% promotional rewards (= $15~) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Speaking of M43rds lenses, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens continues for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.

Olympus E-M5 Body Only for $379

With the Mark II being the latest model, there is more pricing flexibility on the first generation Olympus E-M5. If you only need the body only and have no need of the 14-42mm kit lens, the E-M5 body only, in either the black or silver-black color schemes is now on sale for $379 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It goes for $450 with the 14-42mm in standard or Elite (adjust the little tabs over there to see the various colors and lens options). Certainly not a bad choice as a “first serious” M43rds camera.

Pre-order new Fuji X-Pro2 Flagship for $1700

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

Pre-order Fuji X-E2S body for $700 (or w/18-55 for $1000)

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

Pre-order Fuji XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R OIS WR for $1900

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? :)

Olympus E-P5 with 40-150mm f4-5.6 for $400 (limited time)

Adorama launched an impromptu limited-time flash sale. For $400 with free shipping you get the Olympus E-P5 body along with the 40-150mm f4-5.6 R M43rds lens and a ProOptic cleaning kit in either the black color scheme (black camera and lens) or the silver-black color scheme (silver-black camera, silver lens). This is a limited time offer! No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout.

Sony a77 II with 16-50mm f2.8 and $160 Rewards and Battery Grip and 72mm Hoya and 32GB Extreme SDHC for $1600

If you feel like jumping in the middle of full frame E-mount with a ready to take-pictures-with kit, B&H Photo has a great bundle for you. You pay $1600 and for that you get this Sony a77 II bundle:

+ Sony a77 II with 16-50mm f2.8 E-mount lens
+ Sony VG-C77AM Battery Grip
+ Hoya 72mm alpha MC UV Filter
+ 32GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
+ $160 in promotional rewards (10% of purchase price) to be used towards future purchases

This is a limited time promotion. While it is running, all the free items are shown under the “INCLUDES FREE” section, and the 10% promotional rewards are shown below the “You Pay” price on the right hand side. You don’t need any coupons or rebates, just add to cart, and B&H Photo will automatically include all the free items with your order.

Fuji X-Pro1 with 18-55 f2.8-4 R LM OIS for $800

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.

Still Good: Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R for $99

Continuing on, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens is going for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.

Speaking of M43rds, also continuing is the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens with a $25 Gift Card going for $268 or you can substitute the $25 Gift Card with a boatload of free accessories. See our earlier detailed post for more details.

5% Rewards on many Olympus Lenses

In addition to the current round of Instant Savings on Olympus M.icro F.our T.hirds lenses, retailers are also offering 4% to 5% promotional rewards (towards future purchases) on a number of those lenses. Look for your lens of interest at Adorama and B&H Photo.

For example, the 12-40mm f2.8 m43 lens goes for $800 and earns 5% promotional rewards (=$40~) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R for $99

On the bang for the buck side of things, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens is down to $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.

Fuji X-Pro 1 body only for $500

We interrupt the wave of pre-order posts with an existing camera discount. The good old Fuji X-Pro1 body only is now down to $500 in new condition at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon.

Pre-order new Olympus 300mm f4 PRO for $2500 (m43) and Get $125 Rewards

The dream of image stabilization is alive! The brand new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f4.0 PRO lens is offering image stabilization that synchronizes between the lens and the body. This new M43rds lens is now available for pre-order for $2500 at Adorama and Amazon itself… This too has been added to the quickly-growing New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 page…

UPDATE: Adorama is offering a $125 promotional reward if you pre-order this lens from them at its starting price of $2500… (annotated screenshot crop below):

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Pre-order Panasonic ZS100 for $700 (1″ MOS, 10x optical, RAW)

If you like the combination of a 10x zoom lens and a 1-inch sensor, Panasonic is giving you 700 reasons to consider it. The new Panasonic ZS100 has a 10x optical zoom lens (Leica branded as usual) with a 1″ MOS sensor and RAW as well. It is available for pre-order for $700 in either black or silver color options at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

Pre-order Panasonic 100-400mm f4-6.3 OIS for $1800

Zoom-zoom! Power to the zooms! Panasonic has revealed a brand new 100-400mm f4-6.3 PowerOIS Micro Four Thirds lens, available for pre-order for $1800 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

This new lens has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 page. It is almost empty because it just got started for 2016. If you are looking for previous releases, check the New Cameras & Lenses of 2015 page

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II with boatload of extras OR $25 Gift Card for $268

Micro Four Thirds photographers, prime your wallets! The Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens is goes for $268 with free shipping but that’s not all. Adorama is also including a $25 Adorama gift certificate to be used on future purchases. The promotion is good for the black 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.

On the other hand, if you like extra accessories and want to try out the Corel software without risking your own money, you can also get the 20mm f1.7 II for $268 with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc), along with a slinger soft lens case, a 46mm digital essentials filter kit (three of them), a lens wrap and a cleaning kit. So you are trading it off a $25 gift certificate for all these extra accessories. This offer too is available forblack 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.

If the above freebies do not entice you, you can instead get them for the same price but with 4% promotional rewards instead ($10.75~) at B&H Photo.

Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens with $90 rewards for $900

If you are a Sony FE superzoom fan, there’s a sale for you too! The Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens gets 10% promotional rewards ($90~) and free Next Day Delivery (cutoff Wedn 4pm ET) at B&H Photo… If you don’t want promotional rewards and next-day delivery, you can get it for the same price but with the Corel software bundle and extra lens-related accessories at Adorama

Sony E PZ 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens with 4% rewards and Free Next Day Delivery for $1048

You can zoom your way into the new year with the Sony E PZ 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens going for $1048 with free Next Day Delivery (cutoff is Wedn 4pm ET) and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… If you don’t need Next Day Delivery and prefer actual accessories instead of promotional rewards, you can get it for the same price with expedited (not next day) shipping along with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc) and a 67mm ProOptic Filter Essentials Kit, and a soft lens case and lens cap tether and two cleaning kits at Adorama

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 2:40am ET: Sony a6000 w/16-50 & $75 Gift Card for $550

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