Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II for $249 (Sony E, Canon EF-M) or $259 (Fuji X)

If you are a fan of the Sony E system, it’s your lucky lens day! The new condition Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II lens in either the silver or the black color scheme is on sale for $249 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The options for other systems vary. The Canon EF-M is also going for $249 at Amazon and Adorama, while the Fuji X version goes for $259 at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Canon Mirrorless w/1-YR Warranty: M10 w/15-45 and two Grips for $399; M3 with 18-55 and EVF-DC1 EVF for $499

Three of the four refurbished Olympus refills of yesterday continue (the E-M10 II and silver Pen-F) to be in-stock as of the time of writing, and so do many of the Canon Pumpkin Spice Sales.

A couple of them are “take pictures with” kits if you want to try out the Canon Mirrorless system without spending too much money on it. Both the M3 and M10 mirrorless cameras are starting to fade out in new condition from authorized dealers (eg a number of kits are gone from B&H and Adorama).

Both of the kits offered by the Canon USA store come with a full 1-year warranty and they also come with free accessories to make them more tempting…

Canon M10

The refurbished Canon M10 with 15-45mm EF-M in the black color scheme goes for $399 and includes two free BG-E3 grips, one brown, one black. They go for $24 each on their own. You can keep the extra grips but they are also simple enough to sell or trade with photo-friends…

In new condition, this kit goes for $450 at Adorama without the two free BG-E3 grips. So mayhaps the grips are the deciding factor?

Canon M3

Meanwhile the refurbished Canon M3 with 18-55 IS STM EF-M goes for $499 and it has a freebie of its own, the EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder included automatically by Canon’s outlet store while this promotion is running…

In new condition, this kit is not available at B&H and Adorama, but you can get the M3 body only with the usual freebies (NOT the EVF-DC1 EVF) for $429 at Adorama. The EVF-DC1 is a more expensive freebie, it goes for around $200 on its own, and it’s more versatile, you can also use it with the G3 X and G1 X II rawsumers, which by the way are also on sale as part of the Pumpkin Sale.

PS: it appears we have an impromptu theme today, long-ass/long-winded posts 🙂

Canon M5 Options: refurb w/full warranty for $750, new with Pixma PRO 100 Printer for $959 after MIR

The Canon M5 body only mirrorless camera goes for $929 at authorized dealers, some of which are offering free accessories with it, such as Adorama.

Or it can participate in the Pixma AMEX MIR promotions, such as B&H Photo where you can get the M5 body only along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its trusty SG-201 sidekick (50pk 13×19 inch photo paper) for $959 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card).

Or if you just want the Canon M5 body only kit, without freebies or printers, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $750 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the official Canon USA store.

Pre-order new Canon M100 mirrorless camera

Canon is back with their renewed interest in their mirrorless system. They have a new camera, the M100, that will be available in two options. For $600, with the 15-45mm kit lens, and for $950 with the 15-45 and the 55-200 lenses. They are available in black or white and pre-ordering is available at B&H Photo and Aamzon itself and Adorama.

With this announcement, mirrorless cameras “scored an equalizer”, making the score 8 vs 8 in DSLR vs Mirrorless among the New Cameras of 2017.

Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Auto Adapter (EF/EF-S Lenses to EOS M cameras) for $40

If you want to use Canon EF or EF-S lenses on Canon EOS M mirrorless cameras, the Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Auto Adapter is on sale for $40 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to ten units per customer. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews and has 35mm questions answered (sorry, I couldn’t resist!).

This is an old fashioned sale, not a Lightning Deal, so the exact expiration date is unknown as Amazon price bots change prices based on a variety of factors.

Rokinon 12mm f2 MF (two variations) for $289 [four mirrorless systems]

More Rokinon action at Adorama, with two variations of the 12mm f2 manual focus lens on sale for $289 each along with $6~ promotional rewards and free shipping at Adorama until 5/7/17.

The Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Manual Focus is offered in four mirrorless systems: Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Canon M.

Meanwhile the Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 Ultra Wide manual focus lens is offered in Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E.

Pre-order new Canon M6 mirrorless

Meanwhile Canon is slowly started to take mirrorless a bit more seriously than Nikon, and today they have revealed a brand new EF-M mirrorless camera, the M6. This 24mp APS-C camera is available in three official kits, the body only for $779, the with 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $900, and the with 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1279. Pre-orders are accepted as follows, with a late March 2017 release guestimate:

Canon M6 pre-orders

Both the 15-45mm and 18-150mm lenses are f3.5-6.3 IS STM. It is not a typo 🙂 Also part of this new product group is the Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder available for pre-ordering in either silver or black (sorry, no Raiders edition) for $249.

This camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 page, making this the fifth mirrorless camera to be announced this year (along with the Panasonic GH5 and GX850 and the Fuji X-T20 and GFX 50S).

Canon M3 w/18-55 Video Creator Kit and $50 Gift Card (or lots of free extras) for $599

The Canon M3 with 18-55 Video Creator Kit (an official Canon bundle that includes the Rode VideoMic Go microphone, a 32GB memory card and a Canon bag) is bundled with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card (electronic delivery) for $599 at B&H Photo

If instead of a $50 gift card you prefer a boatload of free extra accessories, at Adorama you get the Corel software kit (Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc) and a 52mm filter kit, and a 16GB Delkin SDHC and a cleaning kit… Another sign Canon is taking mirrorless more seriously than they used to 🙂

Refurbished with 1-Year Warranty: Canon M3 with 18-55 and Mount Adapter (EF to M) for $350

And now some mirrorless action at the Canon USA webstore, you can get the manufacturer refurbished with 1-year warranty Canon M3 with EF-M 18-55 IS STM along with a FREE refurbished EF lenses to EOS-M cameras mount adapter, all together for $350 in the black color scheme.

UPDATE: if you don’t need the 18-55 lens, the refurbished M3 body only also gets the free mount adapter, for $300 with a 1-year warranty.

PS: the free mount adapter promotion expires 12/31/16 or earlier if they run out.

Pre-order new Canon M5 Mirrorless for $980

Some thought the day would never come, but here it is, a more serious Canon mirrorless camera, the brand new Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera available in three official kits: body only for $980, with 15-45 for $1100 and with 18-150 for $1480. Pre-orders of these three are available at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Black Friday 2016, which is *GASP* just two months away :)… This has been added to the Interesting New Cameras of 2016 tracking page…

Coming along for the Canon EF-M system is a new superzoom lens, the EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM, available in either black or silver, with a pre-order price of $500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Canon M3 Body Only & Extras & Corel Software for $429

Two curiosities with one purchase, if you are curious about both Canon’s mirrorless cameras and the Corel imaging software, Adorama has a Canon EOS M3 Body Only bundle for $429 with free shipping that includes the M3 Body Only kit, the Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X8), a 16GB Toshi SD, a Lowepro shoulder bag, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Canon M3 with 18-55mm and EF-EOS M Mount Adapter and Canon EVF-DC1 EVF for $602

If you are curious about the Canon Mirrorless system, there’s a practical bundle available at Adorama. They offer the Canon M3 with the 18-55mm lens and EF-EOS M lens mount adapter for $599 with free expedited shipping. But you are not done yet. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” segment. The first option there is to add the Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder (for G1 X Mark II, G3X & EOS M3 Cameras) for just $2.58 more. Just press the blue “Add to Bundle” button and then below it the green “Add Bundle to Cart” and proceed as usual.

Annotated screenshot crop below if you are not familiar with the layout of their website:


Pre-order Canon 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM EF-M for $299

Canon is rolling out a brand new lens for their Mirrorless System (yes, they have one), the Canon 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM EF-M is available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping with a late June 2016 release estimate at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

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

Free GR-E3 Grip with Canon M10 purchase (two options)

The official Canon USA Store is offering a free Canon GR-E3 grip with the purchase of one of these two Canon M10 mirrorless kits: the white M10 with 15-45mm for $450 or the black M10 two-lens kit (15-45, 55-200) for $680… This is as much of a discount as it is an availability situation – the only place I can find the grip for purchase is Canon’s own store (as of the time of writing)…