For a limited time, in the Land of Micro Four Thirds, where fractional math is always over 1.0, the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens is on sale for $698 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama… The usual Panasonic tripling of the warranty via a mail-in rebate song-and-dance apply… Why can’t Panasonic just offer a three year warranty for all? 🙂
And now a pre-order for Cinema-level video cameras, the Panasonic Cinema VariCam LT 4K S35 Digital Cinema Camera with an interchangeable stainless steel Canon EF Mount is available for pre-order for $16,500 with free expedited shipping when it becomes available at B&H Photo.
It’s bundle time at Adorama that nets you the Panasonic GM5 body (in your choice of black or red) along with the 35-100mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS lens for $648 with free shipping. To get this offer, you start at Panasonic 35-100mm page, then select the GM5 body only color of your choice, click on the blue “Add to Bundle” button and after that, scroll below and click on the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button. And you will see the total price of $648. Promotion ends 4/30/16 or earlier if sold out.
The Panasonic GX8 body only is bundled with a $100 store gift card and 4% promotional rewards ($40 on future purchases) at B&H Photo (black or silver) and Adorama (silver or black)… You can optionally triple the original manufacturer warranty via a mail-in rebate…
PS: for about 60 seconds the original version of this post was confused ~ it thought the GX8 was the GX85 🙂
This offer is still good, the Panasonic G 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS M43rds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $498 with free shipping from Adorama as one of the items in their latest 48 hour sale… You can optionally triple the original warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic…
Digital Video killed the VHS star (I think that’s what that old song said) 🙂 Which brings us to further price sliding on the Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder (M43rds mount) going for $1999 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
The new $800 Panasonic GX85 with in-body IS and support for lens IS is coming soon, but if you are not mesmerized by that possibility, the Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card, all together for $598 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is available in either black or silver G7. The silver gets 4% promotional rewards (around $24 to be used in future purchases)… NOTE: the G7 with 14-140 shown at the bottom of the aforelinked page does not get the $100 gift card…
With Spring in the Air, more uses for element-proof cameras emerge, so if you want to use that excuse to convince the Spouse CFO to approve the purchase, Adorama has a Panasonic TS6 flash sale bundling it with a $25 Adorama gift certificate for $210 with free shipping, in your choice of either orange TS6 or blue TS6.
Panasonic is offering photographers their choice of IS with the brand new GX85, featuring in-body stabilization but also bundling it with a 12-32mm OIS lens, so we can has more choices! Not only that, but Panasonic is not shying away from offering a combination of the two systems with what they call “Dual IS”. With the 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 OIS it is available in black or silver, with a pre-order price of $800 and a May 2016 release estimate at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.
This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 tracking page.
Zoom zoom for Micro Four Thirds fans, the Panasonic G 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, in the black color scheme, is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $500 with free shipping at Adorama. Only the black option gets the gift card. The silver only gets 2% rewards… This is part of the Adorama April Fool’s Day Sale…
It’s tape-delayed Pancake Day at the eBay Deals, where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II pancake lens along with a $25 Adorama Gift Card for $268 with free shipping. The lens goes for $248 on its own, so you are +$5 on this offer. Especially of interest if you have eBay Bucks or eBay Gift Cards waiting to be spent.
B&H Photo is having an instant savings promotion on sixteen Panasonic M43rds Lenses along with 4% promotional rewards. It is a mix of primes (including pancakes) and zooms (including the two f2.8 pro lenses)… Optionally, some of the lenses are eligible for a tripling of the original 1-year manufacturer warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate (seriously, it’s 2016, why are we still doing mail-in rebates!) to Panasonic…
For a limited time, the Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm) is on sale for $49 with free standard shipping at B&H Photo. This averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 20 customer reviews.
Spring is in the air, the great outdoors are calling, and if you are interested in an element-proof camera, Adorama is bundling the Panasonic TS6 with a $25 Adorama gift certificate for the camera’s current price of $200 with free shipping.
F2.8 zoom action on the Micro Four Thirds front, the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 G X Vario asph. lens is on sale for $698 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28) at B&H Photo and Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year manufacturer warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic (why can’t they make it a 3-year warranty for everyone?)…
This lightning deal ended…
The Panasonic AG-AF100A M43rds digital cinema camera is bundled in a Starter Kit with the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S. Lens along with an extra Panasonic VW-VBG6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack and two 32GB Transcend SDHC cards and a video-camera bag, all together for $1995 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
Micro Four Thirds video-priority action now, with the Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS Lens along with an extra 3rd-party battery and two 32GB Transcend SDHC cards and a Pearstone camera bag, all together for $2495 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Not done yet! Panasonic has a new M43rds lens, the Panasonic G 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Power OIS, available for pre-order for $500 at B&H Photo with a May 2016 release estimate… This has been added to the ever-growing List of 2016 Cameras and Lenses… You can quickly browse through the most recent items using the Pre-Orders Category here…
For a limited time (good until 2/20/16 at 11:59pm ET), B&H Photo is bundling a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card with the purchase of the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm kit for $600 total. The gift card will be automatically included by B&H while this promotion is running.
If on the other hand you want/need (or don’t mind trading/selling) an Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic (goes for $250 on its own) you can get the G7 with 14-42mm and said microphone for $600 at Adorama in either the black G7 or the silver-black G7. You also earn 4% promotional rewards (around $24).
Optionally you can triple the original warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic. The PDF file with the details is available at the aforelinked pages.
Needless to say, there are many camera and kit options for M43rds shooters, it can be an interesting/frustrating experience trying to figure out which one to get. That’s why the internet is full of gurus and self-appointed authorities telling you what you need to buy 🙂
The 1-inch Panasonic CM1 Android cameraphone with a 28mm f2.8 Leica-branded lens is now down to $429 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is not their daily deal, it is a separate sale… You can optionally triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate from Panasonic (the PDF can be found at the product page over there)…
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.
The promo code offers for Fry’s e-newsletter e-subscribers (free to e-join) for Monday 2/8/16 includes:
+ 20pk 4×6 inch ColorWay (brand name) 68lb high-glossy photo-paper for $0.99 total (limit 5)
+ refurbished Panasonic ZS35 20x optical travel-zoom for $100
+ 50-inch Vivitar VIV-VPT-1250 tripod for $5
+ various tech items as usual
+ offers mentioned in this blog-post are good in-store and online, with a limit of one per item per customer unless otherwise indicated in the block above; this style makes posts more readable since most items follow this pattern
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.
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)…
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.
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)…
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…
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.
The good old black Panasonic LX7 compact with RAW (1/1.x” sensor) is now on sale for $248 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This has been around for a while, so you should be able to find plenty of reviews and samples and comparisons and such.
This daily deal sold out before its 24 hours expired…
The Woot Sellout Daily Deal good until 1am ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is the refurbished Panasonic ZS40S (silver color scheme) travel-zoom, offered for $140 plus $5 flat shipping, with a limit of three cameras per customer and a 90 day Woot warranty.
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.
You can even get superzooms under $100, in new condition, and from authorized dealers these days. Case in point, the slim-zoom 12x optical zoom with OIS black Panasonic ZS10 is on sale for $69 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
In a camera world full of 1/2.3″ fixed lens camera models, RAW can be a difference maker, assuming one understands that there’s only so much one can squeeze out of a 1/2.x” sensor and superzoom lens. Which brings us to the new brand new Panasonic ZS60 with a 1/2.3″ sensor and RAW and 30x optical zoom lens available in silver or black (but sadly no Raiders edition – maybe if they move to Los Angeles?) for pre-order for $450 at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 reference page…
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.
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…
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.
As of a 4:50pm ET recheck, this sold out…
The Woot Electronics deal of the day, good until 1am ET on Tuesday, is the refurbished Panasonic ZS40 travel-zoom offered for $140 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer. The listing says it comes with a 90 day Woot warranty.