New round of Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings

Olympus has a new round of instant savings on various M43rds lenses of their own brand. They are marked with a caramel-y “SALE” sign. They also earn Points as part of the Get Olympus Rewards program. The rewards are on the list price of a lens, not their sale price. For example, 12-40/2.8 lists for $1000, is on sale for $800, but you still earn 1000 rewards points. Some potential questions about their rewards program is answered in their FAQ page.

(ENDED) 20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon (3-day sale)

This particular sale is over but it returns ever few weeks… The Olympus Outlet Store is offering a 20% off discount on their Outlet items (refurbished with 90 day warranty and 30 day return) when you enter coupon code SUMMER20 over there. Offer ends 6/26/15 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

Now shipping: Panasonic G7 with free Audio-Technica AT8024 mic at $800 (w/14-42) or $1100 (w/14-140)

If you are interested in the Panasonic G7 kits and also want a camera-mount microphone, the Panasonic G7 kits (G7 w/14-42 for $800 or G7 w/14-140 for $1100) are in-stock at Adorama with the orders including a bonus free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount microphone automatically included by Adorama. If you don’t need the AT mic, you can always trade it, gift it, eBay it, etc.

Now shipping: Panasonic G7 kits starting at $800

The new Panasonic G7 m43rds camera kits are now in-stock at B&H Photo with the G7 w/14-42 going for $800 and the G7 w/14-140 going for $1100.

Now shipping: Fuji X-T10, Sony 16-35/2.8, 24-70/2.8

The tall ships from Japan brought new camera gear supplies at Adorama. The following three items are now in-stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping as follows:

UPDATE: the X-T10 is also in-stock at B&H Photo along with the two new Sony lenses…

(ENDED) Ends Fri 3am ET: Samsung NX300 with 20-50 for $350

This deal du jour expired… The Bonus Deal of the Day for Thursday 6/18/15 at the Amazon Gold Box is the new condition white or brown (select using the thumbnail over there) Samsung NX300 with 20-50mm offered for $350 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer (I don’t know if it’s two per color or two total). Offer ends at 3am ET on Friday or earlier if they sell out.

Panasonic GH3 body with three extras and 4% rewards for $700

If you only want the Panasonic GH3 body only kit, it is currently a closeout special at Adorama bundled with three free items: extra Panasonic battery, 32GB Panasonic Gold SDHC, and 16GB Sandisk Memory Vault with Chronolock. You also earn 4% promotional rewards (= $28).

The same price and rewards but without the three freebies is available at B&H Photo where the brand new Benro GH3 Aluminum Gimbal Head is in-stock and ready to ship for $425.

Panasonic GH3 with 14/2.5 II and 14-140/3.5-5.6 POIS for $1200

If you need all three items, B&H Photo is bundling the Panasonic GH3 with the 14mm f2.5 II lens and the 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER OIS lens (black), all together for $1200 with free expedited shipping.

Olympus E-M5 w/14-42mm Elite with free Oben Tripod w/Ball head for $500

If you are in the middle of long deliberations on whether to get the first generation Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500, B&H Photo has just added a new incentive: the Elite E-M5 w/14-42mm kit also includes a free Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head which goes for $85 on its own (averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 27 customer reviews there). While this promotion is running the free Oben will be included automatically by B&H, you don’t have to add it manually.

The other two E-M5 kits (black or silver, non-Elite) also go for $500 but no free Oben tripod. You can quickly switch between them using the thumbnail navigator over there:

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The first generation E-M5 is no longer the “latest model” since Olympus released the all new E-M5 II (second generation) going for $1000 as body only. With twice the price, and that’s before you factor in the 14-42mm lens and Oben tripod, it creates a 2-for-1 trade-off.

New Sony a7R II orderable June 17

Sony also has a new 35mFF E-mount camera, the new a7R II will be available for ordering on June 17 in 2015 at the early adopter price of $3200 at B&H Photo and Adorama. The first generation a7R currently goes for $1900 with extras.

You can find these and more at the New Cameras of 2015 page.

Panasonic GX7 w/14-42 and $50 GC for $550

Adorama is bundling a $50 Adorama gift certificate, along with 4% promotional rewards ($22~) with the standard Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm kits for $550 in either silver GX7 kit or black GX7 kit. The certificate will be included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running. The countdown clock over there suggests it ends around 6/13/15 at noon ET.

Fuji X-T1 body with extras and 4% rewards for $1150

The Fuji X-T1 body only is currently going for $1150 with free shipping and includes a number of free extras. At B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards (= $46~), holster bag, Watson battery, 16GB Extreme SD, and cleaning cloth. At Adorama you get a Slinger bag, 32GB SDHC card, 16GB Sandisk Memory Vault, extra battery, mini HDMI cable, and cleaning kit.

Now shipping: Lensbabies for Fuji X (four options)

You know you have arrived when they make lensbabies for you 😉 Four Lensbaby lens-creatures for the Fuji X system are now in-stock and ready to ship from B&H Photo with prices ranging from $300 to $500.

Now shipping: Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 for $300 (and 2% rewards)

Olympus’s new market-share grabber mirrorless camera, the E-PL6 with the 14-42mm lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 with 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Speaking of Olympus M43rds, the E-M5 (first generation) with the 14-42mm continues to do its farewell tour for $500 at B&H Photo. It is available in black, silver and Elite edition. Simply select the appropriate tabs at the aforelinked page (annotated screenshot below).

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Refurbished Samsung NX Mini w/9-27mm and SEF-7A flash for $245

The Legend Micro eBay store is offering the white manufacturer refurbished Samsung NX mini bundle for $245 with free shipping. It includes the NX Mini, the NX-M 9-27mm f3.5-5.6 ED OIS lens, and SEF-7A external flash. Per the listing, the S&H fee for Alaska, PR, Hawaii is $85 (!!!). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

Olympus E-M10 body for $450 (or with 14-42 for $500; same price for E-M5 first gen.)

The Olympus E-M10 body only is going for $450, or $500 with the 14-42mm kit lens at Adorama along with 4% promotional rewards and free expedited shipping. Thanks to one of your readers for the email alert!

Meanwhile the first generation Olympus E-M5 continues its farewell tour, it is gone from Adorama and Amazon itself (typo corrected; new keyboard, hand misalignment), but remains at B&H Photo for $500 with the 14-42mm kit lens in black Elite or silver or black.

Free Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Mic with Sony a7 and a7 II

Are you …sure you are interested in Camera Audio? If so, Adorama is including the …Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone for FREE with the Sony a7 and a7 II kits. The a7 II also gets a free Sony camera bag. The prices are the usual, $1000 for a7 body, $1300 w/28-70, $1700 for a7 ii body, and $2000 w/28-70. The Shure mic (goes for $200 on its own) will be included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm for $450 after $50 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates but you are fond of the Panasonic GM1, Adorama has a $50 mail-in rebate promotion on the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kits. You can get them for $450 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The PDF of the rebate (promotion 5/18 to 5/30 in 2015) is available over there. All three colors of the GM1 are eligible, and per the PDF form, you can get one of each color for a total of up to three. The mail-in rebate is specific to Adorama, you cannot use it for other retailers.

In-stock nao: Fuji 16mm f1.4R for $1000

It’s prime time in the X-land as the Fuji 16mm f1.4R WR lens is in-stock and ready to attach to your camera for $1000 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Panasonic G7 (m43) for $800+ (with free Audio-Technica mic)

Panasonic has a new micro four thirds camera available for pre-order today, it is the G7 that starts at $800 with the 14-42 kit lens or $1100 with the 14-140mm lens.

And already (!) there are deals on them. B&H Photo is offering exclusive two lens kits (14-42, 45-150) for $900, while Adorama is offering a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with the $800 G7 w/14-42 kit. Also of note, B&H Photo has a super bundle with the G7, 14-140mm and 14mm lenses and Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1300. These are estimated to ship around mid-to-late June 2015.

Optionally, the G7 pre-orders are also eligible for the Panasonic Bundle Savings. Among the lenses eligible for this combined purchase discount promotion are the 20mm f1.7 II, 25/1.4, 42.5/1.7, 30/2.8, 100-300/4-5.6, and more.

You can find this and other interesting and non-boring cameras and lenses in the Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page. All apologies, no swimsuit edition :)

PS: if you are not familiar with the Panasonic line-up, this new G7 should not be confused with the older previously released GX7.

Pre-order new Fuji X-T10 and 90/2 lens

More new Fuji gear and pre-orders, starting with the new XF 90mm f2 R LM WR Lens with a $950 pre-order price.

On the camera front, the new X-T10 mirrorless camera is pre-orderable as body only for $800, or with 16-50mm for $900 or with 18-55mm for $1100 with a mid-June release estimate. Also pre-orderable is the X-T10 metal hand grip for $130 and the X-T10 leather case for $80.

Sony 30mm f3.5 (NEX) with extras for $253

The Sony 30mm f3.5 NEX lens goes for $253 at various authorized dealers (eg Amazon (limit 2)), but if you want a better bang for your buck, Adorama is also offering 4% promotional rewards ($10~) and Pro Optic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, cleaning kit, and cap tether.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32 and $200 Gift Card for $600

More Panasonic Gift Card action at Adorama. The GM1 with the 12-32mm kit is bundled with a $200 Adorama gift certificate for $600 with free shipping, in either the orange camera or the blue camera. Adorama will include the gift certificate in your package automatically while this promotion is running (ends by 5/16/15).

Sony a7S with Atomos 7″ Shotgun and sling bag for $4493

Adorama is offering the Sony a7S body only along with the 7″ Atomos Shotgun 4K HDMI & 12G-SDI Monitor & Recorder and Sony active sling bag (LCS-ASB1) for $4493 with free shipping. No coupons/rebates.

Panasonic GX7 w/14-42 and $250 Gift Card for $800

Adorama has a new gift card promotion on the Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm kit. You pay $800 and you receive the standard kit plus a $250 Adorama Gift Certificate and 4% promotional rewards on the full amount (= $32~). The offer is available on silver color scheme and the black color scheme.