Panasonic G9 body w/serious freebies for $998

If the Panasonic G9 is the one you want, and you want freebies with the body only as well, you can get it for $998 at B&H Photo (with 64GB Extreme, Paintshop and bag) BUT the big freebies come from Adorama, and you have multiple alternatives:

+ Vanguard Tripod with Ball Head and 32GB card

+ Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL flash

+ Accessorapalooza with all kinds of smaller freebies bundled together forever

For more Black Friday action, check the Adorama offers (now 1380+ options) and the B&H Photo Black Friday offerings…

Olympus E-M1X Body down to $1800

We have not forgotten about M43rds! The current Olympus flagship, the E-M1X body only is now down to $1800 at select authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo (where USED PRICES start at $1120 in “8+” condition) and various thru Amazon

For more Black Friday action, check the Adorama offers (now 1380+ options) and the B&H Photo offers

Open Box Panasonic GH5S body for $1298

If you want to get the Panasonic GH5S at a lower price, but from a reputable dealer and with the manufacturer warranty (extendable to 3 years with online registration), we have good news for you, as part of the Black Friday festivities you can get it in open box condition for $1298 at B&H Photo!

The new condition price is $1900 but with some freebies, eg at Adorama.

For more action, check the B&H Black Friday specials…

Prime: Panasonic G7 with 14-140mm PowerOIS for $700

This too is for Prime members only, it is the new condition Panasonic G7 with 14-140mm PowerOIS for $700, a zoom-y way to get into the M43rds system!

Monday: Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150 for $497

Surprise-surprise, an actual interchangeable lens camera is among the Monday 8/29/22 B&H Photo daily deals. And a lens-type-thing as well!

+ Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150 for $497
+ both MegaOIS lenses
+ remember, we don’t wear mirrorless after Labor Day 😉

+ Lensbaby Fixed Body with Creative Bokeh Optic for $119 in Canon EF and RF, Leica L, Fuji X, M43rds, both Nikon F and Z, and Sony E

+ Manfrotto 612 Nitrotech Fluid Head with 645 FAST Twin Aluminum Tripod System and Bag for $880

+ Nanuk 909 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $36 after in-cart coupon, five color options

+ FeelWorld 7″ 4K Ultra-Bright Monitor with Loop-Through HDMI for $170

+ 15.6″ ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Series Gaming Laptop (Eclipse Gray) for $999
+ 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 8-Core (11th Gen), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
+ 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 IPS Display @ 144 Hz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6)
+ free Intel Call of Duty type thing

+ Denon Audio thing for $399

+ flash deal: Audio Technica AT2005USB Microphone Pack with ATH-M20x, Boom & Mini-USB Cable for $79

THINGS are more quiet at this round of Adorama daily deals that goes up until Tuesday at 10am ET, it’s Tiffen Digital HT Circular Polarizing Glass Filters, 52mm to 82mm, $50 to $120…

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 & 45-150 & 64GB SD & Bag & Filter for $598

If you’ve decided to go the way of the 43, for a limited time B&H Photo is offering a Panasonic GX85 bundle for $598 with free US shipping! The bundle consists of:

  • Panasonic GX85 camera
  • Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens
  • Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens
  • Chiaro 37mm 95-UVAT UV Filter
  • Ruggard Hunter 35 DSLR Holster Bag
  • 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card

Olympus E-M1 Mark III with 12-45mm f4 PRO for $1800 [Prime Dayz]

We have our first Prime Day 2022 camera offering! Amazon is bundling the Olympus E-M1 Mark III with the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens for $1800 with free US shipping. Prime members only!

The camera goes for $1600 as body only while the lens goes for $700 at authorized dealers. The bundle price at Amazon is $2150, so the Prime Dayz deal is a $350 off discount on the bundle price, and a discount of $500 if purchased separately.

As of the time of writing, the body only goes for $1600 and the lens for $700 at B&H Photo.

If you are not a Prime member but want to buy it, check your options at our Prime Dayz 2022 launch post

Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 FX with FREEbies for $599 [C/N]

My oh my, there’s a camera and a lens on offer at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 FX for $599 in Canon EF with FREE lens case, cap keeper, and cleaning kit
+ also available in Nikon F with same freebies

+ Olympus E-M1 Mark III with 12-40mm f2.8 PRO for $1999
+ same as the previously mentioned B&H offer

+ Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2022 Software for $90

+ VIOFO A139 3-Channel Dash Cam – Front 2K 1440P + Interior 1080P + Rear 1080P 5GHZ Wi-Fi GPS Dash Camera for $235

Monday: Olympus E-M1 III w/12-40 f2.8 for $1999

Don’t stop believing cameraholics! We have an actual iLC camera kit as one of the Monday 5/2/22 B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Olympus E-M1 Mark III with 12-40mm f2.8 PRO for $1999
+ the dream of the M43rds is alive, in Portland, in Portland, in Portland!

+ Mefoto BackPacker S Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod for $90 in three color options

+ Nanuk 930 Case with Foam for $100 after in-cart coupon, in five color options

+ two 32GB Sandisk microSD cards with SD adapters AND one 4-in-1 USB 2.0 card reader for $12 total
+ you get two cards, two SD adapters and one card reader

+ LumeCube 2.0 Daylight-Balanced Portable LED Light (Black, Single) for $60

+ Samsung MX-T40 300W Bluetooth Speaker for $78 after a whooping $200 off in-cart coupon

Panasonic GH5 II Body with Serious FREEbies (choice of ThinkTank OR Koah OR Capture One) for $1498

The good old market-shaking Panasonic GH5 body only is now going for $1300, but for $200 more, you can get the second generation. But that’s not all. In addition to the $1500 Black Friday sale, the GH5 II is getting some freebies at different retailers:

+ at B&H Photo you get the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)

+ at Adorama you get Capture One PRO 21 (product key card)
+ OR Accessories kit with 128GB Lexar UHS-II SDXC, shoulder bag, etc

+ at Focus via Amazon you get a Koah waterproof hard case and 64GB Kodak UHS-II V90 SDXC

Panasonic G95 with 12-60mm OIS and FREE Accessory Options for $698

The Panasonic G95 with the 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS lens is on sale during Black Friday dayz for $698 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers, but as it is often the case, Adorama has gone crazy with the FREE Accessory bundle options.

To keep this post at a reasonable size, I’m linking to one of the Panasonic G95 FREEbie bundles and you can find the rest by clicking on the tabs for the various other options over there…

+ Filter kit includes two Hoya NXT Plus filters (UV, CPL), 64GB Lexar UHS-II SDXC, camera bag

+ External Flash kit includes a CLAR 160 on-camera LED light, H&A on-camera microphone, shoulder bag, 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC

+ PC/Mac Software kit includes Corel Essentials Suite software, 64GB Lexar UHS-I SDXC, shoulder bag, Pro-Optic filter kit

+ if you are still sane after reading all these, then congratulations, you have EARNED the FREE bundled accessories 😉

Panasonic GX85 Two Lens Kit (12-32/45-150) with Panasonic Half Fitted Case (OR other FREE accessories) for $598

Another “Feast Of Accessories” OR “One Name-Brand Accessory” choice drops upon you if you are interested in the Panasonic GX85 two lens kit that comes with the 12-32 f3.5-5.6 and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses for the Black Friday authorized dealer sale of $598.

Adorama, as usual, goes crazy with the FREE Accessory offers

+ Option #1: the official Panasonic half-fitted case

+ Option #2: the VidPro AT-72 VentureMaxx 72″ Pro Aluminum Travel Tripod, Quick Release Ball Head

+ Option #3: the crazy bundle with a Slinger bag, 3+1 lens filters [there’s two lenses in the bundle after all], 64GB Sandisk Ultra SD, Corel software, and trinkets too

+ you can find all the options above, while the offers are running, through the Adorama GX85 root listing

Saturday: Panasonic G95 w/12-60 for $700

Camera action at the Saturday 11/13/21 Amazon USA Gold Box, they are offering the new condition Panasonic G95 with 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 IS for $700 with free shipping. One per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by Amazon herself.

But at the same listing, mid-western seller PRO-CAM (they have stores in MI, IL and OH) is offering it for $698 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by themselves.

Olympus E-M1 Mark III Body for $1499

Hooray-hooray, it’s a CAMERA DAY at the Adorama daily deals. These change on Tuesday at 10am ET. The camera is the new condition Olympus E-M1 III body only going for $1499…

There are three more Adorama dailies are:

+ Nanuk Medium Series 910 Lightweight NK-7 Resin Waterproof Protective Case with Foam for Rode Newsshooter Wireless for $50

+ Vanguard VEO 2 204CB 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $90

+ Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons Smarter Kit with 7x Multicolor Hexagon Light Panels, 100 Lumens – With 2 Pack Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons Expansion Pack for $249

PS: the Olympus E-M1 Mark III body only is also on sale for $1499 until 10/26/21 at 11:59pm ET at B&H Photo

PS2: unrelated to the above, there is a sale on FunkoPops and Action Figures at Amazon. There are five pages of options including Baby Yoda [of course!]…

Olympus E-M5 III with 14-150/4-5.6 II and Rokinon 16mm T2.2 for $1049

Woo-Woo! It’s LENS DAY at B&H and now we have CAMERA DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Olympus E-M5 III with TWO LENSES for $1049
+ the lenses are: Olympus 14-150 f4-5.6 II and Rokinon 16mm T2.2 for M43rds

+ Godox TL60 RGB Tube Light for $199

+ Godox TL60 RGB Tube Light 2-Light Kit with Gooseneck 2-Light Bracket for $429

+ Godox TL60 RGB Tube Light 4-Light Kit with Gooseneck 4-Light Bracket for $790

Panasonic G100 w/12-32 & Panasonic Battery/Charger & Panasonic Tripod Grip for $750

Currently the new condition Panasonic G100 with 12-32mm goes for $700 or $750 with the Panasonic Tripod Grip. These at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo which also include the Panasonic Battery/Charger bundle for FREE…

But if you want even more free accessories and Corel software, you can sift through the many options at Adorama

UPDATE: at the Adorama daily deals [change Monday 10am ET] they have NiSi filters for select cameras, namely the Ricoh GR3, the Sony RX100 VI and VII and the Fuji X100 (original, S, T, V)… There’s also a MSI 34″ gaming monitor for $360…

20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon [ends Thur PM]

Extended until the end of day on Thursday December 3 in 2020, coupon code CYBERSAVINGS (not shavings) gets you 20% off participating reconditioned camera gear at the Olympus USA Outlet store [link sorted by price, ascending]… Terms, restrictions, conditions, etc, etc, apply as usual…

As of the time of writing, 27 items are listed. Among them:

+ all items mentioned below are REFURBISHED/RECONDITIONED

+ Moo Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 for $500

+ E-M10 II two lens kit (14-42 IIR & 40-150 f4-5.6R) for $320
+ with 14-42 IIR for $280, with 14-42 EZ for $290

+ E-M10 III body only for $260

+ E-M10 Mark IV with 14-42 EZ for $511
+ body only for $448
+ soul only: PRICELESS!

+ E-M5 III with 12-45mm f4 for $1000

+ E-M1 (Mark I) body for $800

+ E-PL10 with 14-42 for $448
+ body only for $384
+ various color options

+ all items mentioned above are REFURBISHED/RECONDITIONED

+ find them all at the Olympus USA Outlet store, items sorted by ascending prices

Panasonic GH4 body only with freebies for $698

Remember the good old Panasonic GH4? It remembers you too with a $698 offer in new condition at authorized Panasonic dealers, and Adorama has various freebies, four different options of freebies in fact you can browse through at the aforelinked page. One of the options is the V-Log. The others are the usual assortment of accessories (memory cards, Marantz mic, Corel software, etc)… Same price but no freebies at Amazon and at B&H Photo… This too you can triple the original warranty by registering with Panasonica…

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Body Only for $849 [or USED for $637]

It’s the same song and dance every time. When a new flagship comes out, the prices of the previous flagship go down. And as of the time of writing, the new condition Olympus E-M1 Mark II body only is down to $849 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Amazon and also at Adorama’s where you can optionally hit the “Create Your Bundle and Save” and purchase together with the camera various Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisan and Kamlan lenses for small combined purchase discounts. The discounts are small ($15 to $30 per lens, but some of these lenses are very low cost), but the discounts are stackable, so if you buy three different lenses, you’ll stack three different discounts.

On the other hand, if you believe in “The Way of The Used”, you can get it for $638 in “Condition 9 – minor scuffs and surface marks” at B&H Photo USED

Olympus E-M10 Mark III with 14-42 EZ for $450 (or instead E-M10 III w/25mm f1.8 for $650)

“Take pictures with” kits are all the rage during the Black Friday – Holiday shopping season for the obvious reasons. So if you or someone you know wants to get started with M43rds, one of the offers right now is the new condition Olympus E-M10 III with 14-42 f3.5-5.6 EZ going for $450 in the black color scheme. This is currently the same price as the body only!

On the other hand, if you prefer the body only and a prime lens, start at the E-M10 III body only page and then click on the “Build a Bundle” little cyan link. This will bring an option to add to your shopping cart the Olympus 25mm f1.8 Step Up Kit (the lens with a bag and a memory card) for $200 more. So you’d be paying $650 for the E-M10 III with the 25mm f1.8 lens. The lens goes for $300 on its own (without the bag and card).

Used Panasonic GH5 Body for $1079+ [NEW $1398 w/LOTS of Freebies]

If of all the M43rds video-friendly cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH5 body only the one you want, as of the time of writing you can get it in “USED – Condition Excellent Plus” for $1079 at Adorama… You can also get it in “USED – Condition 9+” for $1160 at B&H Photo

The current new condition price is $1400 (okay, $1398) at various authorized Panasonic dealers, some of which are bundling it with a boatload of free accessories, for example, at Adorama’s website there are four different accessor-a-palooza bundles with Marantz or Rode Mic, Extreme PRO SDXC, on-camera light, camera bag, extra batteries/chargers. One of hte bundles has the V-Log…

All four of the new condition bundles above at Adorama’s are eligible for the OPTIONAL combined purchase discount, simply expand the little thing that says “Special Offer Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $410!” and you’ll see them all. SPOILERS: the options are Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisans, Kamlan prime lenses. Each lens’s discount is stackable, so if you buy all the participating lenses, your total combined purchase discount will be $410.

The cheapest combined purchase add-on lens is the 7artisans 25/1.8 for +$65, and the 7artisans 50/1.8 for +$74… The most expensive option is the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS for a +$599…

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm and FREE Accessories [three bundle options] for $598

If the Panasonic full-frame Sirens Call is falling on deaf ears, but you still want a Panasonic mirrorless camera system, you are in luck because as of the time of writing the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm two-lens kit is on sale for $598 with free US shipping but that’s not all. Some of the retailers are also including free items with it!

+ at B&H Photo the freebies are an RJ shoulder bag, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, a cleaning kit and a 52mm Chiaro UV lens filter

+ at Adorama you have the software-and-accessories kit; the software (Corel Video Art suite) is available in either Mac or PC, so check the appropriate one. The free accessories are a Marantz microphone, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD card, Slinger shoulder bag, two ProOptic lens filters [one for each lens], and a couple of trinkety things (USB 2.0 card reader, cleaning kit]

+ on the other hand, if you don’t need all the extra accessories and software and instead you love Hoya filters, you can get this kit bundled with Hoya NXT Plus HMC MC UV filters (one for each lens) for the same price at Adorama

PS: optionally you can extend the original 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty by e-filing with Panasonic. There’s a PDF at each retailer’s website with the necessary steps…

Sunday: Bolt TTL flashes [C/N], Tamrac Goblins, Manfrotto Raincover, JBL, Etc [EU: Panasonic GX80 and G70 kits]

Sunday is here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]: as follows:

+ BOLT TTL flashes for $70 each in your choice of Canon or Nikon

+ Tamrac Goblin Lens Pouch 1.2 for $8 in four color options

+ Manfrotto RC-1 Pro Light Video Camera Raincover for Full Size Camcorder / DSLR Rig (Black) for $130
+ just like clothes, the thrifty shopper buys winter camera gear in the summer, and summer camera gear in the winter 😉

+ JBL EON ONE All-In-One Linear Array PA System for $599 after automatic in-cart coupon

For EU shoppers, Amazon Germany is having a Panasonic sale that includes the GX80 with the 12-32mm lens and bag and SD card going for 399 euro-dollars, while the G70 with 14-42 and bag and card goes for 459 euro dollars…

Meanwhile the Best Buy dailies have a 10-inch Lenovo smart display with Google Assistant for $100…

The Adorama daily deal [changes Monday 10am ET] is the new condition Polar Pro Mavic 2 Rugged Case for $20. Drone [obviously] NOT included 🙂

Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for $315 [ends Tue 10am ET] {also: LIVE-Tweeting Apple WWDC 2020}

While we are waiting for the Apple WWDC 2020 live stream to begin [which I am live-tweeting for fun at @1001noisycamera], we have a camera as the Adorama daily deal which is good until Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

It is the new condition Olympus E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm EZ going for $315 with free US shipping…

Panasonic G7 Two Lens Kit with Extras for $598

All along the Micro Four Thirds Tower, we have a new offer! B&H Photo is offering this Panasonic G7 bundle for $598 with free US shipping. This includes the G7 camera with the 14-42 and 45-150mm lenses along with the option to triple the original 1-year warranty by filing paperwork with Panasonic [the Bureaucrats Rule the World!]

But that’s not all, you also get some free accessories included automatically in the bundle from B&H. So in total, you get:

  • Panasonic G7 camera with 14-42 and 45-200 lenses
  • 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SD card
  • RJ 34 DSLR shoulder bag
  • Chiaro filter
  • Sensie cleaning kit
  • option to triple original 1-year warranty via paperwork (PDF file on their site has the details)

12% off select Olympus and Panasonic gear with KEH coupon [ends Tue PM]

Good until Tuesday 4/28/20 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code OP4A (O = Olympus, P = Panasonic) gets you 12% off select Olympus and Panasonic camera gear. As usual, restrictions apply (no NEW, no “Used – Like New”), no Panasonic L-system. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

Speaking of KEH, if you want to sell KEH your own gear with a KEH-Quote price of $500+, KEH will send them [*] to pickup your send-to-KEH box from your door for FREE. You can get to $500+ with multiple items or one item…

PS: by “them” I mean FedEx, UPS or some other similar type of service…

Still Good: Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 f3.5-5.6 II R for $299 [expires 4/17 at 10am ET]

UPDATE 4/12/20 at 00:15am ET this offer is good until 4/17/20 at 10am eastern, giving you play of time to research and compare the camera [or earlier if sold out]…

UPDATE 4/10/20 at 12:45pm ET as of this recheck, the $299 price continues!

Woohoo! It’s a camera day at the Adorama daily deal, you can get the new condition Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens for $299 with free US shipping. This is good for the black color scheme (aforelinked) but also the silver color scheme

Optionally, when you click on the “Special Offer Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $345!” link, you have options to get a combined purchase discount of this camera kit with various Sigma and Rokinon M43rds lenses…

This is a great deal given the price and it will expire on Friday at 10am eastern OR earlier for either color option that may sell out ahead of its expiration time.

NOTE that orders will ship April 17+ in 2020 after Adorama returns from the Passover Holiday…

Pre-order Olympus E-M5 III with 12-45mm f4 ED PRO for $1599

If you are looking to jump into the promise and premise of “more compact than before” in the E-system, Olympus has created a new zoom kit based on the Olympus E-M5 III. It is the camera bundled with the Olympus 12-45mm f4 ED PRO lens (which currently goes for $649 on its own), all together for $1599 available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. The E-M5 III body only on its own goes for $999. All three official E-M5 III kits include the Olympus FL-LM3 flash. This kit too is available in the two usual color schemes (black, silver-black)… The shipping estimate is currently early June 2019…

PS: the “Raiders edition” is not likely unless the Raiders win three Superbowls in a row 🙂

Panasonic GH5 body only for $1398 w/FREE Next Day Shipping

IF of all the M43rds and other assorted mirrorless cameras out there it is the new condition Panasonic GH5 body only the one you want, you can get it for $1398 with free next day shipping in the USA. Offer ends 3/28/20. As usual, you can triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic (PDF with the details is at the aforelinked B&H product page)…

Optionally, when you click on the “Build Bundle” button, you are presented with various combined purchase offers. One of them is a lens, the Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f1.7 and getting them together gets you a $200 off combined purchase discount. The other options include software, camera bags, and a $150 off combined purchase discount on the Panasonic DMW-BGGH5 battery grip…

20% off Reconditioned products w/GetOlympus coupon [ends Tue 11:59pm ET]

Good until Tuesday 3/24/20 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code SPRING20 gets you 20% off on certified reconditioned products at the Get Olympus website. New condition products are not eligible for the coupon. The usual restrictions/limitations apply…

Thursday: Olympus E-M5 II with 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens for $699

Surprise surprise, the headliner Best Buy daily deals for Thursday 1/30/20 is a mirrorless camera! That’s right, for $699 you can get the Olympus E-M5 II body bundled with the Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens, a “zoomy” entry-point into the M43rds system for the curious-zoomers. The lens will be included automatically by Best Buy while this promotion is running…

And if you want to literally yet digitally sift through the bargain bins, Woot is having another Bargain Bin sale with virtual bins starting at $5+ and topping at $50+…

On the other side of the pond, for a limited time, Amazon Germany is having a two-item Sony sale, the 18-105mm f4 OSS lens going for 419 euro, while the RX 100 Mark IV rawsumer going for 896 euro.

12% off Olympus and Panasonic with KEH Camera coupon [ends Wedn PM]

It is an Oly-Pan 3-day promotion at KEH Camera. Good until Wednesday 1/22/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code OP1A (OP the letters as in Olympus, Panasonic) gets you 12% off Olympus and Panasonic gear. As usual, “NEW” and “Used – Like New” gear are excluded from this promotion. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon and you can test the coupons without login/signup…

PS: speaking of KEH Camera, and unrelated to the above coupon promotion, they also have a page where they list recent arrivals at KEH. KEH being a used camera dealer, recent arrivals does not mean new releases. Especially of interest for hard(er) to find gear because let’s face it, the world is full of 18-55mm kit lenses and 50mm primes 🙂

In-Stock and with Freebies: Panasonic G9 for $998

Micro Four Thirds shooters of the world, unite and take over! The Panasonic G9 body only is not only in-stock for $998 at B&H Photo, it is also bundled with three useful freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Camera Bag, and Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)…

At Adorama, the only option that is currently in-stock is the G9 body only with Vanguard combo going for $998, and the freebie include the aforementioned Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card and various trinkets…

At Amazon it is in-stock but there are no freebies (other than the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon VISA or store credit card)..

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and Extras for $448

On the Micro Four Thirds front, the Panasonic G85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses is currently down to $448 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon… Both B&H and Adorama include a variety of freebies with the camera, including memory cards, bags and filters (and trinkets of course)… Sale ends by 11/30/19 at 11:59pm ET…

Thursday (EU): Olympus Sale: E-M10 II, E-PL9 and Tough TG-6

For those of you shopping in the EU, among the Amazon Germany Gold Box deals for Thursday 11/28/19, Black Friday Eve, also known as Thanksgiving Day, there is an Olympus camera sale featuring:

+ E-PL9 with 14-42 pancake for 417 euro in three colors

+ Tough TG-6 for 369 euro in two colors

+ E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for 455 euro in two color schemes
+ 2-lens kit with 40-150 as well for 540 euro

Friday (EU): Panasonic GX880, G70, TZ71, Sandisk Storage, 1-YR Lightroom CC

For the Europeanly inclined, Amazon Germany has began their Black Friday Week of deals and among today’s offerings they have of camera and photo direct interest:

+ Panasonic TZ71 compact zoom for 179 euro (silver color scheme) or 186 (black)

+ Panasonic G70 with 14-42 for 388 euro, with kit extras for 399

+ Panasonic GX880 with 12-32 for 340

+ the M43rs cameras also get a 25 euro promotional credit from Amazon that will be added to your account 30 days after purchase but no earlier than January 2nd in (Happy New Year already) 2020

+ 1-year 1TB Adobe Lightroom CC plan for 80 euro

+ Sandisk Storage sale including:
+ 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC for 15
+ 64GB Extreme microSDXC for 10
+ 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive for 26
+ 128GB flash drive USB 3.0 for 15
+ Ultra microSD for 23~ (200GB), 33 (256GB), 50 euro (400GB)
+ the 200GB wins bang for the buck euro

+ Eastpak bag sale, many options, no camera-dedicated bags but various backpacks, travelers, messengers, etc

Panasonic GH5 body (with lots of freebies) drops to $1298

In addition to the previously mentioned G9 discount, Panasonic has also dropped the price of the GH5 body only to $1298 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers (the GH5S goes for $1998):

+ Amazon: no freebies from Amazon itself
+ but if you pay with the Amazon Store Card or Credit Card you get 5% in statement credits and/or cashback depending on the program

+ Adorama offers a handful of freebies, including a CLAR 160 bi-color on-camera LED light, 128GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, two extra Green Extreme batteries, a charger plate, a photo video bag, Marantz Audio scope microphone, Corel Pinnacle and more (a total of 14 freebies)
+ they have more freebie bundles, scroll down to find them all in the GH5 search results over there

+ B&H Photo offers a free Rode microphone or a more conventional set of freebies (Sandisk Extreme, extra battery, bag)

At authorized dealers, you have the option to extend the initial 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty. But it does not happen automatically, you have to do some homework. Enticements to get people to register and such…

Panasonic G9 body with extras drops to $998

Just a week after our post, thanks to our reader “O” for the alert, we have the Panasonic G9 body only with various freebies dropping $200, now going for $998 at various authorized Panasonic USA dealers such as:

+ B&H Photo: 32GB Sandisk Extreme, RJ shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020)

+ Adorama: 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Lowepro 160 II, extra battery, various other trinkets

+ UPDATE: Adorama has another bundle for the same price that includes the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead, along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and trinkets

+ various at Amazon (Amazon itself does not offer freebies, but some of the various 3rd-party sellers over there offer freebies for the same price)…

Panasonic G9 with Extras for $1200

If of all the Micro Four Thirds cameras out there it is the Panasonic G9 body-only the one you want, it is now down to $1200 with extra freebies offered at B&H Photo (32GB Sandisk Extreme, RJ shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020) and Adorama (32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Lowepro 160 II, extra battery, various other trinkets) and by various at Amazon (Amazon itself does not offer freebies, but some of the various 3rd-party sellers over there offer freebies for the same price)…

And if purchased from an authorized Panasonic dealer, you can file the paperwork to extend the stingy 1-year manufacturer warranty to a more workable 3-year warranty. This does not happen automatically, there’s PDFs and more…

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $290 [limited time]

For a limited time only, the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 R II going for $290 with free US shipping. This is available in either the black or silver color schemes…

OPTIONALLY, under “Special Offer: Create Your Bundle” you get combined purchase discounts by adding
M43rds lenses to your order from various other 3rd-party lens makers. For example, you can add the Mitakon 25mm f0.95 for +$240. Other brands participating are 7artisans, KamLan, and Venus Laowa…

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and 45-150 and GorillaPod and 64GB Extreme and Marantz Mic and more for $498

For a limited time only, as their latest “snapshot deal”, Adorama is offering this Panasonic G7 two-lens kit bundle for $498 with free US shipping. For that you get:

+ Panasonic G7 camera
+ Panasonic 14-42mm and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses
+ Joby GorillaPod 3K kit
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card
+ Marantz condenser microphone
+ two ProOptic UV filters (one for each lens)
+ extra 3rd-party battery from Green Extreme
+ last (and least) the obligatory cleaning kit
+ see them all at Adorama

STRATEGERY
Even if you don’t want/need everything included, these can be handy if you are making photography-related gifts this holiday season. You can gift or bundle some of the things you don’t need in other people’s gifts (eg GorillaPod, microphone, lenses, memory card). And for those silly $5 office gift swap things, generously offer them the cleaning kit 😉

Friday: Olympus E-M5 II with 25mm f1.8 lens for $899

Look at that! A second actual real camera offered as a daily deal this week! This time around it is at the Best Buy dailies, it is a bundle of a lens and camera, the new condition Olympus E-M5 II body only includes the Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens for FREE, all together going for $899 with free shipping or free store pickup where possible.

The free lens is mentioned when you locate the tiny “Free item with purchase A $399.99 value” line in the ever-so-chaotic product pages… The E-M5 II on its own goes for $899 in new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers… Best Buy alone has open-box options (for the E-M5 II body only; no free lens) starting at $540 (some of them may be local store pickup only)…

On the other hand, if you already have the 25mm lens or you want a zoom lens, there’s another E-M5 II kit bundled with the 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens, sold as the “weatherproof kit” for $999 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo

Meanwhile on the USED front, at B&H Photo they have a condition 7 body-only used E-M5 II body only starting at $390, while KEH Camera prices start at $432 in “BGN” (bargain) condition and with a 180-day warranty…

NOTE however that the E-M5 III is scheduled to roll out around Black Friday 2019 (current release estimate is November 21st), but the starting price is $1199 for the body only (eg Amazon)…

Tuesday: Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm for $498

Finally it happened! An actual real camera is featured among the Amazon USA deals of the day. It is the new condition Panasonic G7 two lens kit with the 14-42mm and 45-150mm lenses offered for $498 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself, with up to three kits per customer at the sale price. Sale ends on Wednesday at 3am ET or earlier if sold out.

The sale price is good for the black or the silver color scheme. Not sure if the limit three is per color or total.

Of course there are many and more options in the world of M43rds these days, especially if you factor in used and refurbished and grey-market options in the mix ~ that’s a fun headache to have 🙂

If you pay with an Amazon store card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you will get a 5% statement credit (depending on whatever promotion your card is on).

If you don’t have either of those cards, pay attention to the Amazon product page and the promotional mini-banners up top. They usually run either 0% financing promotions (usually for the store card) or $XX off for the Chase VISA card. I’m currently seeing a $60 off promotion on the Chase VISA card but the amount may vary depending on the time of the day you check, and who knows what other factors the Amazon AI Price Bots use to decide what to offer to who(m) and when…

Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $700 after coupon

A rare occasion, a snapshot deal at Adorama that requires a coupon code! The subject of the deal is the new condition Panasonic G85 two-lens kit (with the 12-60 and 45-200 lenses) going for $698 after entering coupon code ADPAN2019 in their shopping cart. This is a limited time offer but I don’t know the exact expiration time!

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $349 [three colors]

If you are looking for a small and affordable new-condition entry-point into the world of Micro Four Thirds, for a limited time, as one of their snapshot deals, Adorama is offering the Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $349 with free expedited US shipping in your choice of black, brown or white color scheme. You also earn 4% promotional rewards.

Friday (EU): Ten Samyang Primes, Seven Tamron Zooms, 20+ Printers, Panasonic GX800 w/12-32, Etc

And now something with the pre-Brexit sufferers! Among the Friday Amazon Germany gold-box deals du jour there is a Tamron and Samyang lens sale with a number of Rollei-branded camera accessories (including one action cam and a 3-axis gimbal] on sale as well as a lone camera, the Panasonic GX800 with 12-32mm going for 320 euro. There’s also a few Panasonic camcorders.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, there’s ten Samyang primes, seven Tamron zooms [maybe they divided the lens turf for this daily deal], and there’s a Wallimex 14mm f2.8 for 259 euro hiding in their mix.

When you scroll further into the amazon.de gold box you will also find a big printer sale. Again too many to list here individually, there are over 20 printers from different brands (Canon, HP, Epson, Kyocera [lasers]) along with various inks and photo-papers. Some of the options are bundles of the above.

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…

YI M1 with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 for $150 [m43]

OF interest mayhaps to the curious and the adventurous and the reviewers, Amazon has the YI M1 with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 micro four thirds camera going for $150 with free shipping. Do read the reviews at Amazon and elsewhere as there are plenty of issues and trade-offs with this camera. $150 or not, if someone buys it as a “daily driver” type of a camera and they don’t know of the issues, they may be in for a rude awakening…

PS: Prime Day is over, the Amazon deals we mention from now on are for everyone ~ unless otherwise indicated (on occasion they have some Prime-only offers, and I will be mentioning that explicitly ~ just like during Prime Days 2019)…

Tuesday: Olympus PEN-F body only for $680

The dream of the PEN digital camera is alive at Woot until 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) on May 14 in 2019. It is the new condition Olympus PEN-F body only, in the black color scheme, going for $680 with free US shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat shipping) and it comes with a 1-year Olympus warranty. You can buy up to ten per customer at the sale price.

Speaking of daily deals, the Best Buy daily deals are headlined by another variant of the Sandisk sale, featuring a total of 24 products, a mix of WD and Sandisk, including the 128GB Extreme PLUS SDXC (or microSDXC) for $30 each

Panasonic GH4 with 12mm f12 3D for $729

More mirror-nyet action from the Adorama curated daily deals, this time we move to the Land of Panasonic where the new condition Panasonic GH4 with 12mm f12 3D lens is going for $729 with free shipping. That’s just $30 more than the body only, so you are getting the Panasonic 12mm 3D lens for just $30 more. That’s of course assuming you want/need this f12 3D novelty lens…