If you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the Best Buy website is offering the open-box Sony a7 with 28-70mm for $975 with free shipping.
The new condition price is $1300 at authorized Sony dealers, some of which include free extra accessories at that price (eg Adorama).
The recently announced for the US market black Olympus E-PL6 with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is now in-stock and ready to ship from Adorama for $300 with free expedited shipping.
The new hit single by Vanilla Ice is “Zeiss Zeiss baby” Now that you can’t un-hear that line, Zeiss announced two new lenses in the Batis line, that continue the computerization trend of camera gear, they have a built-in OLED display on the lens barrel that show important lens-y information for the photographer.
The first two lenses in the line are for the Sony NEX e-mount and they are available for pre-order as follows:
+ 25mm f2 Batis E-mount for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ 85mm f1.8 Batis E-mount for $1200 at Adorama and B&H Photo
Olympus has a new marketshare-grabber mirrorless camera out available for pre-order, with the 14-42mm kit lens, going for $300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. This is an Olympus USA model with Olympus USA warranty.
If you are fond of Japanese models, the white E-PL6 two lens kit (14-42, 40-150) is shipping from Japan for $375+ by various third-party sellers through Amazon. Keep in mind, this is the model for the Japanese market!
PS: we are keeping track of the interesting cameras of 2015 at this reference page at the main blog. Keep in mind, the main blog is no longer a “breaking news alert” website, so new gear is not necessarily added there immediately upon announcement.
Fuji X time! Their brand new 16mm f1.4 R WR lens is now available for pre-order for $1000 at B&H Photo and Adorama.
Black Magic had a couple of new compact M43rds cameras to show at NAB 2015, and they are now available for pre-order at B&H Photo: the Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera for $1000, and also the Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K for $1300. They have a mid-July release estimate (2015 that is). They also have the Ursa Mini 4K and 4.6K cameras with either EF or PL mounts ranging from $3000 to $5500.
As part of their NAB promotions, B&H Photo is offering this Blackmagic Pocket Cinema bundle for $1000. It includes the camera, the Panasonic 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 MegaOIS Lens, an extra battery and a 64GB Sandisk Extreeeeeme SDXC card.
The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 30-110mm f3.8-5.6 VR lens with a 90 day warranty is on sale for a limited time for $110 with free shipping (with the usual limit of five) at Groupon Goods. This is a limited time offer but they don’t mention a specific expiration date.
Back to the eBay Deals we geaux where we find the new condition Nikon J4 with the 10-30mm lens for $220 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.
More bundle offers from BuyDig.com, this one requires the full add to cart and login and proceed to the final step before finalizing the order (in order to see the sale price). They are offering the Sony A3000 w/18-55 and Elements 12 (Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12) for $240 with free shipping. Offer ends by 4/12/15. No coupon needed but you must add to cart and proceed all the way to final checkout step before you can see the discount.
The black Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50mm is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
This daily deal sold out before the 24 hour cycle expired…
The bonus Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Monday 4/6/15 is a sale on the Samsung NX300 with 18-55mm for $350 with free shipping, in either brown or white color schemes, with a limit of two per color per customer. Offer ends on Tue at 3am ET or earlier if sold out.
On the entry-point of the Sony NEX E-mirrorless system, the new condition Sony Alpha a3000 with the 18-55mm kit lens is on sale for $250 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
UPDATE: alternately, it is offered in manufacturer refurbished condition for $200 with free shipping by Secondipity thru Amazon. Thanks to S.W. Anderson for the alert in the comments!
Nikon has revealed yet another new camera in their CX 1-inch mirrorless system. The new J5 will be available bundled with multiple lenses, starting at $500 with the 10-30mm VR, $750 in a two lens kit (10-30, 30-110), and $1050 with a zoom-zoom lens (10-100mm). Available in different colors. Pre-orders accepted at Adorama et al.
For a limited time, Adorama is bundling a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate with the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kit for a total price of $700. This is available in the blue color scheme or the orange color scheme. The lens is silver regardless. The orange also earns a 4% reward (= $28~).
Adorama is offering various Sony a7 kits with freebies. The body only kits go for $1200 and include free battery grip (VG-C1EM), free leather case (LCS-ELCA) and either the Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone or Lowepro holster case and such. Similar bundles are also offered for the a7 with 28-70mm FE lens for $1500.
The freebies are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running, there’s no coupon, no rebate.
NOTE: Adorama appears to be testing a new website design. You may occasionally get error messages while loading some Adorama pages. If so, simply reload the page or wait a few seconds and retry.
This limited time offer expired (the price went up to $400)…
It’s Rokinon time at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “BestPriceOptics” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Rokinon 16mm f2 lens for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is available in the Canon, Sony and Pentax dSLR mounts and the Sony, Fuji, Samsung NX, and M43rds mirrornyet mounts. The Nikon dSLR version is sold out.
Zoom-zoom! BuyDig is offering the new condition white Nikon J4 with 10-100mm f4-5.6 VR lens for $450 with free shipping. Expires by 3/29/15.
This limited time offer expired but coupons are recurring offers in the future over there…
If you are interested in refurbished Olympus cameras, lenses or other accessories, from today until the end of day on March 27 (2015), you can get 25% off at the Olympus Outlet Store by using coupon code SPRING over there. Free shipping on orders of $100+.
The Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 lens, in the black color scheme, is currently on sale for $261 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself.
Zoom-zoom action on the M43rds front. The new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6 R lens in either black or silver, is on sale for $120 with free shipping with a limit of two per color per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself.
Pancake season! The white samsung 30mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $245 (was $238) with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and Adorama… Price updated here on 3/25/15.
B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 with free shipping. You have to click on the “More Details” button and login with a B&H account in order to see this price. This is a limited time offer but I don’t know when it expires.