Rokinon Cine Prime Lens Sale (14 options, 8mm to 85mm, various mounts)

A total of 14 Rokinon Cine prime lens are participating in the Woot Electronics daily deal. A variety of T-primes are featured of different mounts, from 8mm to 85mm. Prices range from $250 to $550. Shipping is $5 flat. Sale ends on Thursday at 1am ET or earlier if any of them sellout.

Olympus Pen-F Body with 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens and $48 rewards for $1200

The Olympus Pen-F body only, in either black or silver, is bundled with the Olympus 15mm f8 Body-Cap Lens and 4% promotional rewards ($48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 and $100 Gift Card for $800

The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm kit, in either the black or silver, is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift card, going for $800 with free shipping at Adorama, the same price as without the gift card.

Panasonic GH4 Body with $200 Gift Card and Choice of Freebie for $1300

The Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 store Gift Card along with one additional freebie for $1300 with free shipping. At B&H Photo the freebie is 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchase), while at Adorama the freebie is a 32GB Transcend SDHC card.

Pre-order Zeiss Loxia Prime Bundle with Transport Case for $4228 (21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2)

If you like Zeiss, Primes and the Sony E-mount, there’s a new Zeiss Loxia bundle available for pre-order at B&H Photo. It includes the 21mm f2.8 and 35mm f2 and 50mm f2 along with related accessories and of course the Loxia Transport Case made for them. The pre-order price is $4228.

Pre-order new Fuji X-A3 with 16-50 for $599

DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras have some things in common, for example, the 4th letter of both is “R”. Which brings us to a new mirrorless camera, the new entry-point into the Fuji X-system line-up is the X-A3 bundled with the 16-50mm lens for $600 and available in three consumer-friendly colors (silver, pink, brown). Pre-orders are available at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself with an early October 2016 release estimate. This has been added to the Interesting New Cameras of 2016 tracking page.

Pre-order new Fuji 23mm f2 R WR XF for $450

Last night we got the new Canon 5D IV and lenses, today it is Fuji’s turn to have new products available for pre-order, starting with the brand new 23mm f2 XF R WR lens available in silver or black (but not in a Las Vegas Raiders uniform) with a pre-order price of $449 at B&H Photo and Adorama. Shipping estimate is late September 2016. This has been added to the New Lenses of 2016 Tracking page.

Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens for $85 [m43]

The Olympus 9mm f8 Fisheye Body-Cap Lens (model BCL-0980) for Micro Four Thirds Cameras is currently on sale for $85 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 units per customer.

Pre-order Kipon Baveyes Ultra 0.7x Adapter for Hasselblad MF Lenses to Sony E or Leica M or SL bodies

Adorama is now accepting pre-orders for the new Kipon Baveyes Ultra 0.7x Adapter available in three different options. It lets you attach Hasselblad Medium Format Lenses to either Sony E/NEX camera bodies or Leica M, or Leica SL. The pre-order price is $495 for each option.

In-stock now: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $1499

Grab your E-wallets, the Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Lens for the Sony E-mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1499 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus for $849 (E-mount)

Santa brought Auto Focus technology to Rokinon-Samyang, and their putting that gift to good use with another new Sony E-mount FE lens with AF, it is the 14mm f2.8 and it is available for pre-order for $849 with free expedited shipping and a October 2016 release estimate at B&H Photo.

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60 f3.5-5.6 and $150 Gift Card for $998

If you are looking for a take-pictures-with kit to get started with Micro Four Thirds with a non-entry-level camera, the Panasonic GX8 is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a $150 Gift Card for $998 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama in either the black or silver options… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate submitted per Panasonic’s instructions. PDF file with details at the aforelinked retailers…

Adorama Lens Sale (various brands, big and small)

Adorama has just launched a Lens Sale featuring brands big and small, a variety of manufacturers, featuring 30+ lenses and mount adapters, along with other related camera accessories. Due to time constraints I can’t go through them right now and post individual deals, that will have to wait for tomorrow. But you don’t have to wait for me, you can check the sale on your own if you wish 🙂

(ENDED) Olympus E-M1 Body for $799 (silver only) [updated]

Party’s over! As of a 3:55pm ET re-check, all prices mentioned below increased to $900…

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New Fuji X System Instant Savings (free VG-XT1 Grip with X-T1)

Fuji launched a new round of X-System Instant Savings featuring a variety of camera and lenses. Among them, the Fuji X-T1 kits get a free VG-XT1 battery grip. This is included automatically by B&H Photo while the offer is running, you don’t have to enter any coupons or submit any rebates to receive it. You can click on the tabs over there to see the offers for Cameras and Lenses and the X-PRO2 bundles as well.

(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $275 to $385 (six options)

This daily deal expired…

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Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with $28 Rewards for $700 (Fuji X, Sony E)

You won’t find these tweets on Twitter, but you will find them at B&H Photo, it’s the Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $699 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases). It is available for the Fuji X and Sony E mirrorless systems.

In-stock now: Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E for $699

More new Monday arrivals, the Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E is now in-stock and ready to latch on to your Sony E-mount camera for $699 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Olympus Pen-F Body and 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens and $48 Rewards for $1199 with Free Overnight Shipping

If you hate waiting for new cameras to arrive, Adorama is offering Free Overnight Shipping on the Olympus Pen-F Body Only in either the black or silver color schemes for $1199. You also get $48~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) and the Olympus 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens… The same offer is available at B&H Photo except you don’t get overnight but expedited shipping…

PS: this is part of the latest Olympus Camera and Lens Sale.

Still Good: Panasonic GX8 with 12-60 f3.5-5.6 OIS and $150 Gift Card for $998

It’s micro four thirds time again, a Panasonic bundle, the GX8 body only is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $998 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This was $1198 a few days ago.

Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 with Rewards for $799

And now a Micro Four Thirds f2.8 workhorse zoom, the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 is on sale for $799 with free shipping at Adorama (with 4% rewards) and B&H Photo (with 2% rewards)… This is part of the latest Olympus M43rds Lens Instant Savings

(ENDED) Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $279 (E/m43/X/NX)

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Daily Deal for Tuesday 8/2/16, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS offered for $279 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX and Fuji X mount (two color options). The Canon EF-M is not participating in the sale. Click on the mount-tabs of interest over there to switch to the mount of interest.

Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $99

On the bang for the buck side of Micro Four Thirds, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in either black or silver is on sale for $99 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 2% rewards) and Adorama (optionally add Pho Elements 14 for +$30 or both Elements 14 for +$50) and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Imported Fuji X-T1 body only for $679

In mid-June, the new condition from authorized Fuji USA dealers Fuji X-T1 body-only went for $1000, but as of right now, it goes for $1300 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo). With the upcoming X-T2 body only having a starting price of $1600, perhaps Fuji is trying to herd/encourage new X-T buyers towards the X-T2. But if one is interested in the X-T1 specifically, perhaps the used or imported market may be of interest…

… because right now, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the imported Fuji X-T1 body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Fuji USA) for $679 with free shipping. That’s almost half of the new condition Fuji X-T1.

In-stock now: Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full-Frame E-mount for $130

In-stock alert for Sony E-mount full frame photographers, the Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full-Frame is now in-stock and ready to ship for $130 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Pre-order Rokinon 50mm f1.4 FE Autofocus (GASP!) for $699

Never say never and indeed, Rokinon has found an ancient alien crash landing site where they have procured… Autofocus technology! Pre-orders are also accepted now for the E-mount version of the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 FE Autofocus for $699… Shipping estimate is August 2016… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…

Pre-order new Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 for $2500

Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…

Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye for $85

Fishy eyes now, it’s the Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye going for $85 with free shipping at Amazon itself and B&H Photo… At Adorama it goes for $90 with free shipping but you can optionally bundle it with Elements 14 (single) for +$29 or Elements 14 (both Premiere and Photoshop) for +$49…

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and $150 Gift Card for $1198

Another bundle is offered in the world of M43rds at Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX8 body only along with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $1198 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This is a while supplies last type of a promotion.

PSA: if you are touch-typing and your right hand is misaligned (shifted one position to the right), then instead of writing “OIS” you write “POS”. So if you read that in the forums, the person writing it may not necessarily be a Panasonic hater, they may just have a misaligned touch-typing situation 🙂

$100 to $150 Gift Card with select Panasonic GX85, G7 and GH4 Kits

More action at the B&H Photoshop World Specials, the following Panasonic cameras get a $100 to $150 B&H Photo Gift Card:

+ GX85 with 12-32mm (either color) with $100 B&H Gift Card along with Extra Battery and Charger for $798

+ G7 with 14-140mm and 25mm f1.7 with $150 B&H Gift Card for $998

+ GH4 Body Only with $100 B&H Gift Card and 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchases) for $1298

Fuji X-PRO2 Body and $100 Gift Card for $1699

The action continues at the B&H Photo Photoshop World Specials including the Fujifilm X-Pro2 Body only getting a $100 B&H Photo gift card at its normal price of $1699 with free expedited shipping.

Also getting a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card is the Fujifilm X100T for $1299 with free shipping along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme card and 4% promotional rewards (= $52~ to be used in future purchases).

20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon (2-day sale)

A surprise coupon, coupon code FIREWORKS (a recycled 4th of July coupon but regardless) gets you 20% off purchases at the official Olympus Outlet store. The coupon only works on the refurbished items there, not new condition items. Refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus. The coupon expires July 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA for $675 (E-mount Full Frame)

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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Panasonic G7 with 25mm f1.7 and 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS and $150 Gift Certificate for $998

Hide your wallets! A Micro Four Thirds temptation is upon us! Adorama is offering the Panasonic G7 with the 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens, along with the 25mm f1.7 Lens and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $998 with free expedited shipping for a limited time only… Optionally you can add the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 lens to the bundle for +$298 (look for this when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section…

Pre-order new Sony FE Gear (late July release; 7 options)

Sony has gone to an Apple-style multi-tier announcement/order/release cycle, and today is the first day photographers can pre-order some of their latest gear. A total of seven items are available for pre-order at B&H Photo, including the 70-200mm f2.8 FE GM OSS for $2600 and the 50mm f1.4 ZA FE T* for $1500. Also part of the seven are two teleconverters (1.4x, 2x), two wireless radios, and a multi-terminal cable. These are estimated to ship late July 2016.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 w/18-55 and 55-210 for $758 (PRIME ONLY!)

This surprise late night Prime Day Deal expired… This one sneaked in during the madness, but it is good until Wednesday at 3am ET, it is the Sony a6000 w/18-55 and 55-210 going for $758 with free shipping. This is good for Prime members only. It is 48% claimed as of Wednesday 12:18am ET, so it won’t likely sell out before the expiration time.

Fuji X-T10 with 16-50mm and 50-230mm for $900

While price-checking various cameras for the Used Amazon Warehouse Deals Situation Room, a new condition deal is currently available, it’s the Fuji X-T10 2-lens kit with the 16-50 and 50-230 lenses going for for $900 with free shipping, at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Pre-order new Fuji X-T2 and EF-X500 Flash

Fuji time! A new camera is coming along with a new flash, and they are now available for pre-ordering. The new Fuji X-T2 body only goes for $1600, while the kit with the 18-55mm lens goes for $1900. The new EF-X500 flash goes for $450. Pre-orders for all these are available at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo.

This too has been added to the New Interesting Cameras of 2016 tracking page.

Sony a6000 w/18-55 & 50-210 for $950

It’s on a discounting cycle again, the Sony a6000 two lens kit, with the 18-55mm and 50-210mm lenses is back on sale again, going for $950 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For the speed-readers out there, this is the kit with the 18-55mm lens, not the 16-50mm…

New Olympus Instant Savings: E-PL7 $350, E-M1 $900, 40-150 $99 and F2.8 PRO Zooms, more

Olympus has a new round of instant savings, good until 7/31/16. You can find the participating cameras and lenses nicely organized at Adorama. Among them:

+ E-PL7 body for $350 or E-PL7 w/14-42 for $400

+ E-M1 body for $900

+ M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 “R” Zoom for $99

+ 17mm f2.8 prime for $200

+ f2.8 PRO zooms
+ 7-14mm f2.8 for $1100
+ 12-40mm f2.8 for $800
+ 40-150mm f2.8 for $1300

+ and more at the Instant Savings page