They Are Back (OR never left): refurbished Nikon Z5 sale: Body $899, w/24-50 $1099, w/24-200 $1699

These were an Adorama daily deal. The daily deal ended but I forgot to check whether the price of these changed or not. Fast-forward to now, and I rechecked the price, and the price remains the sale price, or it went up and now it is down again ~ I do not know. What matters is that as of the time of writing, the sale price is alive and kicking… Since this is now an “organic sale”, and not a daily deal, I have no clue what will happen to it going forward…

These are manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 body only for $899

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-50/4-6.3 for $1099

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-200/4-6.3 VR for $1699

+ the Nikon Z5 is a 35mm full frame camera

UPDATE: among the Best Buy dailies you can get the Philips Hue White BR30 Starter Kit for $55, and the Hue White & Color Ambiance BR30 Starter Kit (Multicolor) going for $80…They also have the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Ring Light Kit with BOYA Lavalier Microphone and Bluetooth Remote going for $60… Then there’s the 500GB SanDisk Extreme Portable External USB-C NVMe Portable SSD going for $85…

Open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105 f4 Macro OIS for $2399 [with 1-year warranty]

Are you dying to try out the new full-frame L system? Do you like saving money with open-box but still want the 1-year warranty? Do you want a “take pictures with” kit, so you can start shooting as soon as the battery charges and not deal with adapters and hacks and workarounds and manual focus and test charts and pin alignments and existential soul searching?

Well, you’ve found the right post!

For $2399, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105mm f4 Macro OIS with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty.

This is $100 lower than the price of the new condition S1 body-only, while the new condition S1 with 24-105 kit goes for $1000 more ($3500). So by going open-box, it’s like getting the 24-105 lens for free. The lens on its own goes for $1300 new condition or $1038 used.

A macro and stabilized lens with constant aperture and versatile zoom range! Competitive but pricey says DXoMark, better than the Canon L 24-105 but below the Shiguma ART. Since you are not paying $1300 for it stand-alone (or +$1000 for the kit), it’s not as pricey! Sign me up!

Refurbished Nikon Z5 sale: Body $899, w/24-50 $1099, w/24-200 $1699 {ends Thur 10am ET}

Don’t stop believing Nikon Z fans! The manufacturer refurbished Z system is back at the Adorama daily deals, these with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, good until Thursday 4/15/21 at 10am eastern time…

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 body only for $899

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-50/4-6.3 for $1099

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-200/4-6.3 VR for $1699

+ the Nikon Z5 is a 35mm full frame camera

+ Apple Watch Series 6 GPS, 40mm RED Aluminum Case with RED Sport Band for $349

And now let’s take a look at some of the other Wednesday daily deals:

+ at the Woot website they have Samsung Galaxy Tablets ($100 to $300), Google Pixel 3 and XL from $100 to $150 (scratch-n-dent; remember this gets the new Android, currently in development preview), a $120 HP Chromebook, and the easiest way to get people to stop pestering you, the “I Hate People” t-shirt πŸ™‚

+ at the Best Buy dailies there’s a Surface Laptop 3, more WD HDDs, a Joby GorillaPod 3K Tripod with ball head kit for $35, and such

+ and at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a $27 humidifier as the headliner, electronic learning toys, serums with “photo” in their name (!@!$#), and more…

Refurbished Nikon Z6 body only for $1199

My oh my what a surprise at this fresh set of Adorama daily deals ending by Tuesday 4/13/21 at 10am eastern [or earlier for anything that may sell out]. Headlining the action is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z6 body only going for $1199 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty. This is a 35mm full frame mirrorless camera body.

Post-purchase lens options vary, especially if you do not object to adapters and such…

Meanwhile at the rest of the Monday daily deals, we have an Anker sale through the Amazon USA Gold Box with five options ranging from $15 (mouse) to $104 (87W 25600 mAh powerbank with 65W USB-C)…

Then at the Woot dailies we have a sale on 13″ Surface Laptop 2 ($600 to $700, i5 or i7), with another Amazon Hardware sale as the main deal of the day (almost half of them already sold out)…

Refurbished Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f4 Z for $1649

On the other hand, if you want a “take pictures with” kit, good until Tuesday 4/13/21 at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out) you can get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f4 S Z lens for $1649 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty…

Both the Z6 and the Z 24-70/4 S lens are “full frame” πŸ™‚

Open-box Leica M10 body only for $4065

If you are comfortable buying a Leica digital finder in open-box condition with a 30-day warranty, Woot is offering the silver M10 body only for $4065 with up to three per customer… Offer ends in 3 days or earlier if sold out…

Canon 1D Mark II Body w/64GB Sony CFast 2.0 for $4500

How about a speed-demon DSLR? The previous generation new condition Canon 1D X Mark II body only is now down to $4500 with free US shipping and a free 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 memory card at B&H Photo for a limited time…

In other deal action, they have:

+ BenQ EX2780Q 27″ 16:9 HDR FreeSync 144Hz IPS Gaming Monitor for $450

+ Apple AirPods sale, five options, $135 to $230

+ for more action, check their Cyber Week deals

Canon RP with RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 with Freebies for $999

If you are curious about Canon’s new full frame mirrorless system, and want a native “take pictures with” kit, Black Friday comes to the rescue as it crosses downwards the magical mystical “$1000 full frame” price threshold of $1000. I’m sure I could have said the above with a lot fewer words πŸ™‚

Anyway, during Black Friday festivities, the Canon RP camera bundled with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 RF lens is now down to $999 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

But wait, there’s more! If you also want free accessories, Adorama is bundling it with lots of freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Slinger camera bag [Slinger is the brand name, it’s not a sling bag, but a bag-bag], 67mm filter kit, Corel software [PC or Mac], and a few trinkets.

On the other hand, if you don’t want/need the 24-105mm kit lens, Adorama has a kit for that too. For $998 you get the Canon EF-R mount adapter [EF lenses to R bodies], 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXc, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, and a few trinkets.

BUT I ONLY WANT THE BODY ONLY!
The RP body only goes for $899 instead, $100 less than the “take pictures with” kit. At B&H Photo you also get a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, and a cleaning kit (includes a …lipstick brush)…

At Adorama the freebies include a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, octopus tripod with ball head and a few trinkets.

The Venus Loaoaoaoawa RF option
I should also note that at Adorama [see links above], with any of the above RP kits, you have the option to buy it together with select Venus Loawa RF lenses for a combined purchase discount. As of the time of writing there are four Venus lenses and the combined purchase discounts are either $100 off for the more expensive lenses and $25 off for the least expensive of the four lenses.

Sony a7R II body with either 1-year Creative Cloud (Pho) or Flashpoint Flash for $1198

The Sony a7r II body only goes for $1198 with free accessories (cards, bags, trinkets, etc) at some photography dealers but apart from those offers, there are a couple with more substantive freebies:

+ at B&H Photo and for the same price you get a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan included
+ if you go through the other options at B&H, for $1396 you can get it with the Sony 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS lens and either the Grip Extension kit or the aforementioned 12-month Creative Cloud

+ at Adorama you get their house brand Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver for the same price

FREE (by mail) Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-lens with Panasonic S5 PreOrder/Purchase

This is not a Labor Day deal, but I haven’t posted about it yet, so this is a good time to post it! If you are planning to pre-order/purchase the Panasonic S5 full-frame mirrorless camera by 9/30/20, and you are willing to do some e-paperwork, Panasonic-Sigma will send you by mail [once you complete the predefined tasks] a Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-system lens for FREE! This is the first time as far as I can recall when you buy a camera from Manufacturer X and you receive a free lens from Manufacturer Y πŸ™‚

Anyway, the Panasonic S5 body only is available for pre-order for $1999 at B&H Photo and Adorama, both reputable and authorized dealers, and they both mention this promotion explicitly on their website and include a PDF file of the terms and conditions.

A copy of the receipt and the barcode of the camera are among the items needed in order to get the freebie. One gift per purchase and up to two free gifts per person. The gifts will be handed out in purchase-time order. The PDF even includes an email for questions…

PS1: the offer is also available if you purchase the Panasonic S5 with Panasonic 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 S kit for $2298 from B&H Photo and Adorama… This is not a bad starter kit, with a zoom and the Sigma prime by mail arriving later on…

PS2: the offer is not mentioned at the Amazon website. To be safe, for these type of offers, it’s better to go with the camera-centric retailers because they are more organized with the offers, and your claim cannot get caught up in “you bought from an Amazon 3rd-party seller” nonsense…

PS3: the promotional period is September 2-30 in 2020, so if you had previously pre-ordered (from an eligible/authorized dealer) without knowing about the promotion, you are still eligible to participate…

PS4: and if you file a rebate with me, I will send you a vial of certified Olympus Tears πŸ˜‰

New round of Canon Instant Savings include RP body for $899, RP with 24-105 for $999 [with Extras]

Sunday has brought a new round of Canon Instant Savings promotions with a mix of DSLR and Mirrorless offers. The aforelinked link has the Top 17 offers at B&H Photo and it includes a drop of the RP full frame mirrorless body only to $899 with free extras (128GB Extreme PRO, camera bag, etc) or you can get it with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 for $999.

Panasonic S1 body (w/free V-Log) drops to $1998

Trigger Warning for Olympus Fans for this new episode of “Cheaters!” πŸ™‚

The Panasonic S1 body only full frame mirrorless camera is now down to $1998 with free US shipping at B&H Photo and you also get a Filmmaker V-Log Upgrade software key for FREE…

In-Stock Now: Canon 1D X Mark III with CFexpress bundle

Speed demon time! The Canon 1D X Mark III CFexpress bundle is now in-stock and ready to ship from B&H Photo for $6499 with free US shipping. This bundle, as the CFexpress name hints at, includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO Type B Card and a Sandisk Extreme PRO CFexpress card reader. This speed-demon camera runs up to 16fps with the OVF and up to 20fps with Live View…

PS: me personally, I’m holding out for the Smartmedia bundle πŸ™‚

Pre-order Canon RP with 24-105mm f4-7.1 zoom for $1299

If you are looking for a Canon RP “take pictures with” kit with a zoom lens, B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders for the new Pre-order Canon RP with 24-105mm f4-7.1 for $1299. Yes it is f4-7.1, not a typo πŸ™‚

Refurbished Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f4 S Z with 90-day Nikon Warranty for $2499

Dying to try the new Nikon Z system but don’t want to pay the new-condition USA-warranty prices? B&H Photo has “Option II: The Refurbished Strike Back”, you can get the refurbished Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f4 S Z for $2499 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

The new condition of this goes for $3400 as you can see in the Z7 searching listings

Speaking of B&H, they are offering the new condition Lenovo 15.6″ IdeaPad 5 for $755 with free US shipping and a free Bitdefender. This has i5-1035G1 Quad, 16GB RAM [can Windows have too much memory?], 512GB M.2 NVMe, 15.6″ 1080p IPS, etc…

In-Stock Now: Panasonic DC-S1H body for $3998 [USED for $2998]

Mirrorless wallets, open wide, 4K wide, for the big taste of full-frame Panasonic mirrorless video! That’s right, the new Panasonic DC-S1H body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $3998 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

Since this is a new camera/system, a number of potential buyers may also be interested in getting a matching system lens, and four of those are available on the listing (one normal prime and three zoom lenses)…

OR if you prefer USED, the used prices at B&H Photo start at $2998 for a condition “8+”…

In-Stock Now: Leica M Monochrome rangefinder

In a black and white world, it’s easier to appreciate the beauty of gray, and if you are a Leica fan, you have 8295 reasons to appreciate the new condition Leica M10 Monochrom digital rangefinder, coming in-stock for $8295 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

In-Stock: Leica SL2 body only for $5999

Not as expensive as the latest Canon [HA!], the brand new Leica SL2 body only is now in-stock for $5999 with free US shipping at B&H Photo… Orders placed now will ship April 20 in 2020…

In-Stock: Canon 1D X Mark III body for $6499

Vroom-vrooooom! If you want/need the brand new Canon 1D X Mark III body only, it is now in-stock at B&H Photo at its starting price of $6499. You also earn 2% promotional rewards, which comes out to a respectable $130~.

Note that B&H is closed for Passover, but the earlier you order it, the earlier you get in line. The orders will ship on April 20 when they return from the holiday…

Refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $665

We have a “Refurbished Full Frame Trilogy” of posts, starting with the refurbished US model Nikon D610 body only for $665 with free S&H for Prime members or $6 flat for non-members. Yes, you can haz a full framer for under $666 πŸ™‚

Up to ten per customer at the sale price. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. This one does not have an optional SquareTrade warranty offer [or I didn’t find it].

This too surfaced through the Woot Categories, a much easier way to see what else the still-chaotic Woot is offering πŸ™‚

Refurbished Canon 6D body only for $795

Also digging through the Woot offerings we find in refurbished condition the US model of the Canon 6D body only (the first generation) going for $795 with free S&H for Primes (or $6 flat for non) and a 90-day Woot warranty.

Up to three per customer at the sale price. SquareTrade offers an optional 1-year protection plan for +$110.

Refurbished Canon 5DS body only for $1100

Among its longer running Camera Offerings Woot has the refurbished US model Canon 5DS body only offered for $1100 and free shipping for Prime (or $6 flat for non) and a 90-day Woot warranty.

Up to ten units per customer at the sale price. Optionally they offer a 1-year SquareTrade plan on it for +$180. So, as you can see, there is a value difference between a 90-day and a 1-year warranty…

Sony a7r III with 24-105mm for $3896 with FREE Next Day Shipping

Anxious to get started quickly on your new full frame photographic adventures? Good until 3/29/20, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sony a7R III with the 24-105mm lens for $3896 with free next day shipping in the USA. Of course the Corona situation may (or may not) impact delivery times, so always keep that in mind until things get sorted out…

Best Buy …bested on its Canon EOS R Wednesday daily deal

Sorry, but I couldn’t resist the word play! Best Buy has been …bested at its headliner daily deal for Wednesday 12/18/19. They are offering the new condition Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera for $1499 with a free 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD card, but as we previously mentioned B&H and Adorama are offering better memory cards (Extreme PRO with more storage) along with various other freebies (bags, etc).

All offer the Canon mount adapter since that is a Canon-blessed promotion. And they have to ~ millions of EF lenses exist but orders of magnitude less [King Stannis, The One True King of Book Westeros: “FEWER!”] RF lenses…

Canon 5D Mark IV body (with freebies) down to $1999

Canon is running parallel DSLR vs Mirrorless offerings. As we previously mentioned you can now get the EOS-R body with Mount Adapter (and extras) for $1500, but if you want a DSLR, they got you covered too because the Canon 5D Mark IV is now discounted at authorized dealers.

The 5D Mark IV body only is going for $1999, with the addition of the Canon Log for $2099, and with the EF 24-105mm f4L II going for $2899. You can find the options through each listing below. I am linking to the body only below. The retailers below are also including freebies of their own to the mix:

+ at B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, extra Watson battery and cleaning kit
+ see all options

+ at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a Canon EOS shoulder bag, an extra Green Extreme battery, Corel software and cleaning kit

+ at Amazon, it’s the usual 3rd-party-pallooza of optpoins

Canon EOS R mirrorless drops to $1500 (with freebies)

As we previously mentioned the Canon RP mirrorless camera is down to $999 with freebies, but if you want a more advanced mirrorless full framer from Canon, we have good news for you too. The EOS R body only is now down to $1499 at authorized dealers with some freebies mixed in by the various sellers, along with the (obviously) must-have Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to mirrorless bodies):

+ at B&H Photo you also a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a Manfrotto Street backpack, and a Zeiss cleaning kit

+ at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Slinger holster, Corel software and trinkety accessories

+ at Amazon it’s the usual 3rd-party seller mess as Amazon itself does not offer any bonus accessories (only the Mount Adapter)

In parallel, at the same listings above, you will find a bundle of the R with the RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens for $2200 or the R with the RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM going for $2400…

PS: now I have to be careful to include the various EF, RF, EF-S, EF-M lens designators as Canon is now a lens-a-palooza of options πŸ™‚

Canon RP body with Mount Adapter (EF lenses to RP bodies) and Extras for $999

A full frame Canon mirrorless camera can now be yours for under $1000 as the war for the mirrorless full-frame soul continues in a 3-way battle between the two DSLR titans and Sony who decidedly got an early start on them both…

So, back to our deal at hand, the Canon EOS RP body only, bundled with the official Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to RP bodies ~ obviously, it wouldn’t make much sense the other way round ~ with this camera) is also bundled with additional free accessories by select retailers, all together now for $999 with free US shipping:

+ at B&H Photo the freebies are a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, a RJ shoulder bag, and a Sensei cleaning kit

+ at Adorama you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SD card, a Slinger holster case, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers (general use, not just the RP), and various other trinkety accessories (card wallet, USB 2.0 card reader, cleaning kit)

+ at Amazon, Amazon itself does not include any extra freebies, but some of the 3rd-party sellers over there offer various bundles of accessories
+ as usual with 3rd-party sellers at Amazon, make sure they are authorized/reputable/etc/etc
+ regardless of the seller, if you pay with a Amazon Prime credit card you get 5% cashback

Sony a7 II with 28-70 and Various Freebies for $999

We all live in a yellow submarine but also in the era of the $1000 “take pictures with” 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in the Sony E-system with the Sony a7 II with the 28-70mm FE lens bundled together for $999 with various freebies offered by select retailers…

At Amazon for example, there is a bundle by Focus Camera that includes a Dolica tripod, Vanguard bag, 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, extra 3rd-party charger/battery, etc…

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme, extra 3rd party battery, RJ bag, lens filter, etc…

At Adorama you get a 32GB Extreme PRO, Slinger bag, lens filter kit, etc…

At Best Buy you get a $25 Shutterfly store credit…

Canon 6D Mark II body with freebies for $1199

We are already at the second generation of the Canon 6D, and the 6D Mark II body only (and the other official Canon kits of these camera) are getting some freebie along with a $1199 sale price at various authorized dealers…

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, an extra Watson battery and a RJ camera bag…

At Adorama you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme card, a Lowepro bag, 3Pod small table top tripod, Corel software and various trinkets…

At Amazon third-party sellers offer various freebies (but check to make sure they are authorized dealers) while Amazon itself has no freebies (regardless of the seller you get 5% cashback on the official Amazon VISA and Store credit cards)…

PS: on the Amazon Store credit card, if you select a special no-interest financing promotion, you typically do not earn the 5% cashback (one of the two benefits but not both)…

Nikon D750 body with 12-month Creative Cloud for $997

35mm full frame for $1000 and that’s for a Nikon D7XX, not a D6XX! During the Black Friday – Cyber Monday festivities, authorized Nikon dealers are offering the Nikon D750 body only for $997 but that’s not all! B&H Photo is bundling it with a 12-month prepaid Creative Cloud subscription! IF you don’t want the Creative Cloud, there’s also a “With Free Accessory kit” option that gets you instead a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC and a camera bag…

Free accessories is also the name of the game for $998 at Adorama (more free items but 32GB SDXC card).

No freebies at amazon.com but you get 5% cashback if you pay with an Amazon credit or store card (or you can get a special 12-month finance promotion).

Canon R mirrorless body with Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to R bodies) and Freebies for $1799

As fate would have it, both Canon and Nikon have competing relatively-recent full-frame mirrorless systems out, so there is competition to “sign up” as many new photographers as early as they can. Which brings us to the Canon EOS R mirrorless body only kit bundled with the Canon EF-to-R mount adapter (EF lenses to R cameras) along with various freebies chosen by the retailers going for $1799 with free shipping.

B&H Photo offers a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, along with a bag and cleaning kit, while Adorama has a feast of options ~ you have to page down to find them all ~ some include general use free accessories while another bundle further down includes a free Vanguard tripod ~ along with the free mount adapter which is a Canon promotion.

At Amazon, various 3rd-party sellers offer various sets of freebies ~ just make sure if you are buying from a 3rd-party seller that that 3rd-party seller is an authorized Canon dealer (so you can get the USA warranty)…

In-Stock Now: Sony a9 II body only!!!

Full frame sometimes means full wallet if you want to have top of the line features! If so, the new Sony a9 II full frame E-system mirrorless camera is now in-stock and ready to ship to your photographic hands for its starting price of $4498 at B&H Photo

As of the time of writing, Amazon is in the nebulous “temporarily out of stock” state, while Adorama says “coming soon”…

Saturday: refurbished Canon 6D body only for $1100

If of all the Canon 35mm full frame DSLRs it is the refurbished Canon 6D body only the one you want, it is one of the Woot deals of the day for Saturday 9/21/19 going for $1100 with free shipping for Prime members [or $6 flat] with a 90-day Woot warranty with up to three per customer at the sale price… Meanwhile at “Computers” they have refurbished Dell 11.6″ 2-in-1 Chromebooks for $200 to $210…

And at the Best Buy dailies, they have among others:

+ Canon Pixma TS9520 wireless AiO printer for $150

+ Brother INKtastic (or something like that) MFC-J995DW XL [mayhaps they need to work on their model names?] wireless AiO printer for $220

+ 1TB Seagate mobile drive for Chromebooks for $44

Meanwhile at NewEgg, they are offering the new condition 128GB Team Elite microSDXC card (UHS-I, U3, V30, A1, 4K UHD, SD adapter, up to 90MB/sec, model TEAUSDX128GIV30A103) for $15 with free US shipping with up to three per customer at the sale price, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself.

Wedn: refurbished Canon 5DS body only for $1380

35mm Full frame options abound these days and you can easily find new condition FF DSLRs under $1000. If of all those options out there it is the Canon 5DS body only the one you want, it is available in refurbished condition with a 90-day Woot warranty as one of the Woot deals of the day. Up to ten units per customer. Sale ends on Wednesday 9/11/19 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Sony a7 II body only for $898

Once upon a time you had to put down $2000+ to get an APS-C DSLR. Nowadays under $1000 gets you a 35mm full frame DSLR or mirrorless camera and it’s not even the first generation model. You can now get the second generation Sony a7 mirrorless full framer, the “a7 II” for $898 with free US shipping at B&H Photo until 9/7/19 or earlier if sold out… No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to a mirrorless checkout…

Panasonic Instant Savings promotions (GH5S, DC-S1, ZS100)

B&H Photo is currently running a few limited time Panasonic Instant Savings promotions as follows:

+ GH5S body only with Rode VideoMic Pro microphone and extra Watson battery for $1997

+ DC-S1 full frame mirrorless body only for $2198
+ DC-S1 with 24-105mm for $3098
+ free V-Log Upgrade software key

+ DC-S1R body for $2998
+ DC-S1R with 24-105 for $3898

+ ZS100 superzoom with the Panasonic Travel kit (charger and battery), 32GB Sandisk SD card and camera pouch for $448

With all the Panasonics above, you can optionally extended the standard 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty by following the steps required by Panasonica…

Used Sony a7 II body for $704, a7 with 28-70 for $734 [Prime]

The 20% off Warehouse Deals promotion has two offers for Sony a7*.* fans as follows:

+ a7 with 28-70mm in “Used – Like New” condition for $734~, while the new condition goes for $998

+ Sony a7 II body only in “Used – Like New” for $704 while the new condition goes for $898

+ these are for Prime members only as part of the Prime Day 2019

Used Nikon D610 body for $609, Manuf Refurb for $899

On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon 35mm FF DSLR under $1000, Adorama is also offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $899 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… The new condition goes for $1500 at the moment…

OR at the other end of the price spectrum, the D610 body only goes for $609 in USED condition at Adorama… It comes with a 90-day Adorama warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee…

So you have a trade-off here of $300 and manufacturer versus seller warranty…

Refurb Nikon Df with 50/1.8G SE for $1700

It’s full frame time of the refurbished kind. Adorama is offering the Nikon Df with 50mm f1.8G Special Edition for $1700 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This is the same price as the refurb body only… The more things change, the more they stay the same, a full frame camera with a 50mm normal prime, just like in the good old film days πŸ™‚

Pre-order the new Canon RP portable mirrorless full framer

It’s full frame mirrorless party! Canon has reveled a brand new full frame camera in their new mirrorless R system, a more “portable” camera, named so with the “RP” name, as in an R-system camera that is P-ortable! Pre-orders start at $1300 for the body only which is bundled with an EF-to-RF adapter (EF lenses on the new R bodies). Also, for a limited time during the pre-order festivities you can get your choice of a free Canon EG-E1 extension grip [this is not a battery grip]. The extension grip is available in your choice of body color.

All the aforementioned are available for pre-order at B&H Photo with a late February 2019 availability estimate.

Note that in the two kit bundles you see over-there there-are [“-” to prevent a double “there there” in a sentence] two different 24-105 lenses. The $1699 kit comes with the EF [yes, EF] 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, while the $2199 kit comes with the RF 24-105mm f4L IS.

These are also available for pre-ordering at Adorama and also by Amaozn itself [note that the kits at Amazon are a bit confused, so pay attention to which option you are ordering]

In Europe, Amazon Germany has two kit options, both bundled with the EF-to-R adapter since that opens up a lot of lenses for the new R cameras. The body only (with adapter) goes for 1500 euro, while the kit with the adapter and the RF 24-105mm f4L IS lens goes for 2500 euro…

Tuesday (EU): Sony a7s for 1358, a7r II for 1729

A duo of Sony E-system full frames can be found in the Tuesday JAN-29-2019 Amazon Germany Gold Box, both body-onlies, with the a7s going for 1358 euro, and the a7r II going for 1729 euro… Today’s sales also include the Motorola G6 Plus (4Gb RAM, 64GB onboard) going for 239 euro. You definitely needs a Wiki page to sort out the G6 models, let alone the whole Moto G line

The choices now in full frame mirrorless have exploded after Photokina 2018, with Canon and Nikon throwing their own hats in the ring, and a new ragtag alliance of three launching Micro Four L πŸ˜‰

Imported Canon 5D IV body only w/1-YR seller W for $1900

The Canon 5D Mark IV body only goes for $2800 with various freebies at authorized Canon dealers such as various at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

… but if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, to the eBay Deals we go where the Deals All Year eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV body only for $1900 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (from Deals All Year). Maximum of two cameras per eBay account at the sale price…

Imported Sony a7r III body for $2250

The new condition Sony a7r III body only goes for $2800 at authorized Sony USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon (with FREE Manfrotto Befree Advanced 4-Section Tripod with Ballhead and a free Joby GorillaPod 5K Stand and a free Lowepro m-Trekker BP 150 Backpack)…

… but if you are comfortable with grey-market/imported camera gear, to the eBay Deals we go where the Department Store NYC eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Sony a7r III body only for $2250 with free shipping. There is no mention of any warranty included in the listing, so assume there is noen. They offer a 30-day return policy…

Imported Nikon D850 body w/1-YR Seller W for $2430

The new condition Nikon D850 body only at authorized Nikon dealers go for $3500 such as B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

… but if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, to the eBay Deals we go where the 6ave eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Nikon D850 body only for $2430 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (from 6ave). Maximum of two cameras per eBay account at the sale price…

Pentax K-1 II with 28-105/3.5-5.6 FA L and D-BG6 Battery Grip and Sling for $1897

The PM edition of our Black Friday continues with a Pentaxian full frame temptation. For a limited time, the Pentax K-1 II bundled with the 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED FA L lens sells for the same price as the body only, $1897 with free shipping at Adorama which includes the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip (nice!) and the Pentax DSLR sling bag and a padded strap too.

Sony a7 II body with FE 28-70/3.5-5.6 OSS for $998

The year is 2018 and now you can get “take pictures with” full frame camera kits for $1000! At the start of the century, at a very influential PMA trade show [I forgot the exact year – 2002?], we were all getting excited because APS-C DSLR body onlies could be had for under $2500 πŸ™‚

Good for a limited time only, during the Black Friday festivities, you can get the Sony a7 II full frame mirrorless camera with the 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS FE lens for $998 with free shipping at select Sony dealers:

+ at B&H Photo you also get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and a camera bag

+ at Adorama you get all kinds of free accessories including a 32GB Extreme SD

+ at Amazon you get no freebies but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get 5% back (that’s $50~ to your credit card statement or cashback balance)

If you don’t want/need the 28-70 lens, the body only goes for $898. The lens currently goes for $400 on its own, so even if you don’t need the lens, you can sell/trade it or gift it.

Imported Canon EOS R body w/1-YR seller W for $1980

More eBay Deals action, this time of the imported/grey-market kind. eBay seller Deals-All-Year (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon EOS R body only for $1980 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller… In new condition at authorized dealers this goes for $2300…

Wednesday: select Canon 5D IV or 6D II DSLRs + Pixma PRO 100 + Extras Bundles

Good until Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern tonight, B&H Photo is having some special offers on select Canon full frame DSLRs with Pixma PRO 100 printer bundles as follows:

+ Canon 5D Mark IV body only with Pixma PRO 100 printer with Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip with 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC with extra Battery with 50pk photo paper for $2449 after $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card)
++ on the same listing you can find this offer running with the “with 24-70mm” lens for $3199 after the MIR, or “with 24-105” lens for $3349 after the MIR

+ Canon 6D Mark II body only for $949 after the $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX gift card)
+ same bundle as above but obviously with the BG-E21 Battery Grip; with Pixma PRO 100 printer, 50pk photo paper, 64GB Extreme SDXC, and extra battery

++ 6D II with 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 bundle for $1349 after the $350 MIR
++ same freebies as above

++ 6D II with 24-105mm f4L II for $1849 after $350 MIR

Optionally, you get a 13-month Canon CarePak coverage by following the instructions in the PDF file at B&H

New Canon Instant Savings are LIVE

Sunday has also brought with it a new round of Canon Instant Savings featuring a mix of DSLR and mirrorless and Powershot cameras, along with lenses, bundles and accessories. For example, the EF 40/2.8 STM is down to $129 with 4% rewards, while the 6D II and 5D Mark IV get free battery grips. The 6D II body only is at its lowest price of $1300, while the 5D IV at $2800.

New Sony Instant Savings promotions are LIVE!

Sunday has brought with it, as it is often the case, a new round of Sony Instant Savings promotions featuring a variety of E cameras, lenses and accessories including the lowest prices ever for the a7 R II for $1600 and the a7 R III for $2800, while the a9 body only is down to $3500. Full frame camera, empty frame wallet πŸ™‚ But fear not, a handful of lenses are on sale as well including affordable primes such as the 50/1.8 E OSS for $273 and the 50/1.8 FE for $223…