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…
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 🙂
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
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).
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.
This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…
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…
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.
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 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.
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…
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-M1 body for $900
+ 17mm f2.8 prime for $200
+ and more at the Instant Savings page
This daily Woot offer expired…
If you want to make a serious jump in the Fuji X system, B&H Photo is offering a Fuji X-T1 bundle for $1599 with free shipping. This includes the standard Fuji X-T1 with 18-135mm kit, along with the Fuji VG-XT1 Battery Grip, 4% promotional rewards (over $60 to be used in future B&H purchases), and a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card, and an extra Watson-brand battery and a Ruggard holster bag. With free expediting shipping for the lot. Offer ends 7/2/16.
If you are not in a hurry to receive it (it is “Temporarily On Backorder”), Adorama is offering the Fuji 14mm f2.8R lens along with a handful of free items for $499 with free shipping. The free items are a 58mm ProOptic filter kit, the Corel software bundle, a lens soft case, a cap tether, a lens shade, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
The Fuji X-E2 is doing its farewell tour, with all but one kit now sold out and un-orderable at Adorama. The one kit that is orderable is “temporarily out of stock” but you can still order if you like the price and you don’t want to receive it immediately.
The bundle is this, the Fuji X-E2 with 18-55mm kit, the official Fuji half case, an additional Fuji battery, a 24/7 small holster bag, and $28~ in promotional rewards, for $689 with free shipping in the silver X-E2 kit.
Micro Temptations now! Adorama has a Panasonic G7 bundle for $998 with free expedited shipping. For that you get the following:
- Panasonic G7 with 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
- Panasonic 25mm f1.7 prime
- $100 Adorama gift certificate
There’s about one week left in the current iteration of the Fuji X-System Instant Rebates featuring the X-T1, X-T10 and X100T digital cameras and a handful of primes and zoom lenses. No coupons, no rebates, the price you see is the price you pay. Some of the items may also get promotional rewards and/or freebies. Details on the individual product pages.
The mirrorless party jumps to the Medium Format world as well, Hasselblad has a new Medium Format mirrorless system with the new X1D-50c camera and two prime lenses (90/3.2 and 45/3.5). The new items are available for pre-order with a late July 2016 release estimate. The pre-order prices are $9000, $2700 and $22300 respectively and can be pre-ordered at Adorama and B&H Photo… These have been added to the New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
Canon has launched official Video Creator Kits for the Canon 80D w/18-135mm kit and the Canon M3 w/18-55 kit. They are available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $2050 and $900 respectively.
This coupon offer expired but sometimes it returns during 3-day weekend/holidays…
Prime your NEX E-mount APS-C engines! Adorama is offering a bundle centered on the Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS NEX E-Mount lens. For $398 with free shipping you get the standard Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS NEX E-Mount lens kit, along with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, a ProOptic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit a lens cap tether and the obligatory cleaning kit… Optionally (expand the yellow “Special Offers” area, you can value-meal add Photoshop Elements 14 for +$40…
As of 6/21/16 PM re-check, this is currently out of stock…
It’s an in-stock party, the Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2198 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.
As of a 6/20/16 re-check, this party is over…
Adorama sold-out and is no longer offering this sale…
The Olympus E-M10 (first generation) Body Only is doing its farewell tour, and if this is something you’re interested in, the silver-black color scheme is currently going for $299 with free shipping at Adorama directly or if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, by Adorama thru Amazon (ships from Adorama, not Prime eligible).
Amazon still has them in-stock but the price increased to $400…
UPDATE:: for Prime-members only, the black E-M10 body only goes for $299 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of TEN per customer. The shipping estimate is 1-3 weeks.
In addition to the items tracked in the Stock Tracker, the following items are also now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo (they are back after the Holidays):
+ Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 with bonus Travel Charger/Battery bundle for $798
+ Z Camera E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (M43rds) for $699
+ JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera for $2995
+ this is a new pre-order item (in-stock early August 2016): Zeiss VR One Plus Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset for $129
The Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA E-mount goes for $900 at authorized USA dealers, but they are can bundle it with free items, and Adorama is bundling it with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate for the same price of $900… On the other hand, if you want to go the imported grey-market route, you can get it in new condition with a 3-year warranty from the seller (not Sony Zeiss) GetItDigital on eBay for $763 with free shipping…
The Fuji X-T1 body only goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Fuji USA dealers which are allowed to include free items with it, for example, B&H Photo includes the official Fuji battery grip for it, while Adorama includes a variety of general-purpose accessories.
But if you are comfortable with buying imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year seller warranty (not from Fuji USA), then to the Trending eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Fuji X-T1 Body Only for $679 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer.
As usual with imported items, it is up to you to decide on a per item basis whether the risk is worth the lower price. We blog, you decide!
If you happen to be interested in the Samsung NX system (despite its lack of future) the Samsung two lens kit with the 20-50mm and 50-200mm lenses is on sale for $379 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
It’s Prime Cine time now, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime Lens Bundle that consists of the 24mm and 35mm and 85mm T1.5 Cine Primes is on sale for $999 with free shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon or Nikon or Sony SLR mounts and Sony E or M43rds mirrorless systems. Click on the mount of choice in the tabs over there to get to your desired version of interest.
One of the many Adorama Annual Street Fair specials is the Panasonic GH4 body only bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate along with a 32GB SD card for $1298 with free shipping… Optionally you can triple the warranty via a mail-in rebate to Panasonic… Optionally you can buy other items with this, expand the yellow “Special Offer” section over there… This is a limited time offer ~ it lasts as long as you see the free items shown on the product page over there…
This burst of updates in a tape-delayed faux-summer Monday is headlined by this Fuji X-T1 w/18-55 bundle at B&H Photo going for $1400 with free shipping as a limited time offer (no coupon code needed). You get the standard Fuji X-T1 with 18-55 kit along with these free accessories included automatically in your order by B&H Photo: 4% promotional rewards on future purchases, the Fujifilm VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip (nom-nom-nom as a freebie [do not actually eat this!], it goes for $193 on its own), a Hoya 58mm alpha MC UV Filter, an extra Watson battery, a 16GB Sandisk SD card, and a holster bag.
More X-System action, Adorama has a bundle on the Fuji X-E2 Body Only (Silver) for $499 with free shipping. You get three free items with purchase, the official Fuji half case, an additional Fuji battery, and a 24/7 small holster bag. This too is doing its farewell tour, the black body-only is gone (can no longer be ordered) and of the kits with the 18-55, the silver sold out since last week, but the black w/18-55 remains as of the time of writing.
On the X-System front, Adorama has a bundle on the Fuji X-E2 with 18-55mm kit. You get three free items with purchase, the official Fuji half case, an additional Fuji battery, a 24/7 small holster bag, for $689 with free shipping in the black X-E2 kit.
NOTES: This fell off the front page, and since last week, the silver X-E2 kit sold-out and can no longer be ordered, so this may as well be a last call of sorts. The other difference is it no longer earns $28 in promotional rewards, but the other three free items continue.
In-stock alert! This camera is not tracked in the Stock Status Tracker but it is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door from Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm for $798 with free expedited shipping in either the silver-black GX85 kit or the black GX85 kit. With the black kit, you can optionally add Elements 14 software at a discount (expand the yellow “Special Offer” section)… Optionally you can triple the original GX85 warranty by filing a mail-in rebate with Panasonic…