More additions at the Get Olympus Factory Reconditioned Store as follows:
+ reconditioned Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II R (black) for $160
+ THIS one is listed but it is out of stock as of the time of writing and CANNOT be ordered
+ reconditioned Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm IIR for $200
+ this is the first generation E-M10
+ reconditioned Olympus E-M10 II Body Only (Black) for $300
+ same but in Silver color scheme for $300 as well
+ reconditioned PEN-F Body Only (Black) for $750
+ reconditioned PEN-F Body Only (Silver) for $750
+ these get a 90-day Olympus USA warranty
+ NOTE that these may go in and out of stock – you can only purchase them when they are in-stock
+ NOTE #2: don’t forget to also check the factory reconditioned Lenses ~ there are 20+ options as of the time of writing
+ NOTE #3: you can also check all the products in the Factory Reconditioned store, sort by price if you like, it is a mix of cameras (iLC and not), lenses, and other assorted accessories
+ NOTE #4 some of gear listed over there may be out of stock. Unfortunately the GetOlympus online shop is not advanced enough to dynamically remove products from various pages and listings when they are out of stock. Amazon has set a high level of expectations for online retailers 🙂
Another one of the latest offers at the GetOlympus Certified Reconditioned store, it is the return of the certified reconditioned Olympus E-M10 II Body Only (Black) or Olympus E-M10 II Body Only (Silver) for $300 each. It includes a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 90-day repair-warranty from Olympus.
These go in and out of stock, it is in-stock as of the time of writing:
Among the latest offers at the GetOlympus Certified Reconditioned store, it is the return of the certified reconditioned Olympus E-PL7 body only in the black color scheme for $225. It includes a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 90-day repair-warranty from Olympus.
These go in and out of stock, it is in-stock as of the time of writing:
The Panasonic GX8 body only (in either black or silver) is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH PowerOIS lens for $998 at select authorized Panasonic dealers that also include some freebies.
At B&H Photo, you get 4% promotional rewards, which is about $40 to spend in future B&H purchases.
At Adorama, you a 32GB SD card, camera bag, card reader, memory card wallet, cleaning kit, and the good old Corel software bundle (which includes Aftershot PRO 2, PSP X9, and VideoStudio 9).
At both places, you can optionally increase the original warranty from 1-year to 3-years by filing paperwork with Panasonic. Because the more computers we have, the more paperwork we need 🙂
UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Ritz Cameras thru Amazon (Prime eligible) has its own bundle for $998, a 64GB Transcend SDXC card, extra Polaroid battery, extra charger, 72-inch tripod, Polaroid Slave Flash, 58mm UV filter, and assorted accessotrinkets (= accessories + trinkets).
If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Prime Store Credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you automatically earn 5% back as a statement credit. This applies to everything at Amazon, but I don’t want to repeat it in every post, so I randomly mention it as a reminder FIY 🙂
More developments since the previous time we updated the Stock Status Tracker, the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH5 body with a 1-year seller warranty is down from $1883 to $1839 by eBay seller “6ave” (99%, New Jersey).
Good news and bad news. The bad news ~ the Panasonic GX85 with 45-150mm and $100 gift card bundle is SOLD OUT at Adorama and gone, toast, it can no longer be ordered. They are done.
The good news is that the $100 Gift Card offer “jumped” to the two lens kit. So you pay $698, and for that you receive the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, with free expedited shipping. This is available in both the black color scheme and the silver color scheme. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout.
If you are not tempted by the more expensive siren’s song of the Panasonic GH5, there are a couple of promotions on the Panasonic GH4 body only for $1000.
At B&H Photo you get a FREE Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone included by B&H automatically.
At Adorama, you have two options for freebies: with the Rode VideoMic Pro R Cardioid Condenser Microphone OR with the Panasonic DMW-SFU1-VLOG V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit.
And now it is the Panasonic GH5 time for updating in the Stock Status Tracker and you have many options here.
+ USED condition for $1748 at Amazon Warehouse Deals in “Used – Very Good” condition (repackaged, tested, no cosmetic imperfections, two pictures of the actual camera included)
+ this is by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, not 3rd-party sellers
+ below that, there’s a “Used – Like New” for $1799 by Cardinal Photo
+ GREY MARKET (new condition) for $1893 by 6ave on eBay)
+ NEW CONDITION ($2000 or less): make a “Best Offer” using the eBay “Make Offer” button by Willoughby’s (eBay)
+ NEW CONDITION for $2000 at Adorama and Amazon itself and various on eBay
The Olympus E-M5 II body only in either the silver or the black color schemes is currently offered for $650 in factory reconditioned (aka refurbished) condition with a 90-day Olympus USA at the official Get Olympus store.
The new condition price of this is $900 at most authorized dealers, but Cardinal Photo thru Amazon offers the silver color scheme for $800 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer.
UPDATED 6/10/17 at 6:14pm ET
The official Get Olympus (Olympus USA) online store has a few refurbished cameras on sale. Unfortunately the $200 E-M10 and $225 E-PL7 options you see there are sold-out and CANNOT be ordered and since then they have been removed from the website.
However, the silver Pen-F body only is available for $750 with free shipping. The black went for $700 but as of this update it is sold out and removed from the website. They come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.
The new condition price is $1000 at authorized dealers, with 4% promotional rewards, eg Adorama and B&H Photo.
If you are comfortable with heavily used cameras, the black Olympus E-M1 (first generation) body only is available in “Used – Good” condition for $389 plus shipping (starts around $9, varies by zipcode) at Adorama. If the link does not work in your browser (it has spaces in the URL which may confuse some browsers), use the Adorama Used Search results. If it sells out, you won’t see it any more in the search results.
NOTE: that used supplies can be very limited…
Here is how the Adorama used camera gear rating system describes this condition. If you are a perfectionist, keep that in mind 🙂
Another Panasonic M43rds sale, this time it is the new condition Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm bundled with seven freebies, all together for $498 with free shipping at Adorama, which is the same price as Amazon and B&H Photo but without the seven freebies.
The seven freebies offered at Adorama are a Lowepro Format 140 bag, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, cleaning kit, memory card wallet, mini card reader, 46mm UV MC lens filter, and the Corel software bundle (five software titles, three of which are camera/video related – AfterShot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9).
The Panasonic GX85 is currently getting a free Panasonic 45-150 lens, but the Panasonic GX8 camera is getting a different FREE lens at select authorized Panasonic dealers. It is instead getting the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. lens. This is a limited time offer. The offer is running as long as you see it mentioned on the retailer pages. If you no longer see it, it means the offer expired.
The Panasonic GX8 body only is available with the 12-60mm lens for $1000 at Adorama (along with $40 promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (also $40 promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.
Amazon does not offer promotional rewards BUT if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Prime Store card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you will receive a 5% statement credit on your credit card account ~ $50 in this case.
If you are interested in the Panasonic GX85 camera, at select authorized dealers, there is a promotion running where you get the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens for FREE if purchases together with an eligible GX85 camera kit.
The free lens is included automatically by the retailers and it is mentioned prominently on the product page while this promotion is running. If you don’t see the free lens mentioned on the product page, it means the promotion expired!
+ GX85 body only with free 45-150 for $600 at Adorama
+ GX85 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 with free 45-150 for $700 by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo
If you are comfortable with imported grey-market digital cameras, the Panasonic GH5 body only is available as imported grey-market in new condition for $1893 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6AVE on eBay (the warranty is not covered by Panasonic).
If you prefer the new condition at authorized dealers, it continues to be in-stock for $2000 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Samy’s (eBay) and Kenomore (eBay).
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
This option sold out at the mentioned price as of a 5/25/17 recheck…
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker….
Continue reading “(SOLD OUT) Used Panasonic GH5 body for $1750”
If you are looking for the Panasonic GH5, we have good news for you! The body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at B&H Photo and by Amazon itself which currently restricts it to Prime members.
Meanwhile B&H Photo also has it in-stock bundled with the Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod for $2200. The Steadicam goes for $300 on its own, so you are getting a $100 combined purchase discount.
On the other hand, if you are an eBay fan, a handful of recognizable camera sellers also have it in-stock for $1300 ~ check the Stock Status Tracker for those.
Good news for all of you looking to find the Panasonic GH5 body only in-stock! As of the time of writing the camera is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and by a trio of recognizable eBay sellers, Samy’s Camera (eBay) (Southern California) and Kenmore Camera (eBay) (Washington, the Apple state) and Pixel Connection (eBay) (Ohio).
Meanwhile the estimate at B&H Photo is May 16, 2017, so if you are a B&H fan or have gift cards or rewards or store credit, that’s an option too. Keep in mind the “May 16” is an estimate and can change at any time as the estimates depend on various factors.
On the other hand, if you are a fan of buying used, you can get it for $1848~ in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. The listing says damaged original packaging, no cosmetic imperfections, and it has been tested and fully functional (not sure by who, and not sure how much the AWD camera testers know about customers). Amazon offers a 30-day return policy but makes no promise of a manufacturer warranty.
It look longer than the original Four Thirds planners envisioned, but there are more M43rds camera gear now by third-party manufacturers than ever. Case in point, hot new chinese manufacturer YI has the M1 M43rds camera bundled with the 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 lens for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 10).
A new round of Olympus Instant Savings promotions are running until 6/3/17 featuring M43rds cameras, lenses and a couple of P&S critters too. Many of them get 4% promotional rewards as well. Free shipping. You can find the participating products nicely organized at Adorama.
Since our previous update, Amazon run out of Panasonic GH5 body only kits at $2000, but as of this Stock Status Tracker update, there are two eBay sellers that have it in-stock for $2000, it is Samy’s Camera (Southern California) and National Camera Exchange (Minnesota).
The Olympus E-M10 II is bundled with the 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses, all together, along with 4% promotional rewards ($24~ in future purchases) at B&H Photo.
Meanwhile the PEN-F body only goes for $999 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $40 to be spent in future purchases).
If you are chasing the Panasonic GH5 body only, it is currently in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 (actual price is $1998 but I’m rounding things for simplicity) at Amazon by Amazon itself. The page says it may take 1-2 extra days to ship.
If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA card or the Prime Store credit card, you earn 5% back as a statement credit, which in this case is a cool $100 🙂
I will do a full update of the Stock Status Tracker at some point on Sunday, on a time permitting basis, but you can use it to do a quick DIY check at any time.
May the Panasonic Fourth be with you! The GH5 body only in-stock estimate is currently May 4th (2017) for its starting price of $2000 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This too restricted to Prime members.
Meanwhile Ritz Camera on eBay has it in-stock for $2100 but they include a boatload of free extra accessories: 3rd-party charger, 3rd-party battery, 64GB Transcend SDXC, Polaroid 72″ monopod, Ritz branded camera bag, and the obligatory trinkets: card reader, cleaning kit and memory card wallet.
For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.
The instant savings party at B&H Photo continues, this time with Panasonic cameras. A total of seven options are available, including the GX8 body with the FREE 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens for $1000, the GX85 with 12-32 and FREE 45-150 for $700, the GX85 body with the 45-150 for $600, the GH4 with a 2TB hard drive for $1000, and the 35-100 f4-5.6 MEGA OIS lens for $250. Many of these also get 4% promotional rewards, and they are eligible for the 3-year warranty via mail-in rebate.
NOTE: the free lenses in the GX8 and GX85 bundles are included by B&H Photo automatically during this promotion. Once the promotion is over, you will no longer see the free lens mentioned there. Screenshot of what to expect if you are not familiar with the B&H website follows before:
A DJI M43rds power bundle is now offered for $4299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It is the DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K and Two Extra 512GB DJI-branded SSDs made for the Zenmuse X5R camera, which is a M43rds camera. Needless to say, this has to fly, so only select M43rds lenses are cleared for fit and for flight (Panasonic 15mm f1.7 included; also works with Olympus 12/2).
For more B&H action, you can check their featured sales pages…
UPDATE 4/3/17 PM: as of this re-check, this sale ended, the price is back up to $750…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and $150 Gift Card for $600”
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has the first wave of free accessories bundled with the Panasonic GH5 body only at its normal price of $2000 with free shipping. PS: if you find these stock alerts/updates useful, please consider making your new camera gear purchases through our affiliate links – it is the main method of funding this poor old blog!
Cameta Camera offers a Precision Design DSLR350 High Power Auto Flash, 64GB Transced SDXC card, extra battery, flex 12″ tripod, camera bag, 1-year Outdoor Photographer subscription, free York Photo prints, and a few trinkety items.
Ritz Camera offers no flash, but has a 72-inch Polaroid monopod, extra charger, 64GB Transcend SDXC, Ritz camera bag, and a few trinkety items.
Meanwhile, if you have Amazon gift cards or if you are an Amazon fan, the camera is now in-stock over there as well, may ship in “1-2 days” with a limit of up to three per customer. Per the page over there, it is currently the Best Selling Mirrorless Camera. Remember, if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you get 5% back as statement credit or cashback, that’s $100~ in the case of this camera, no small change 🙂
UPDATE 3:45pm ET: the GH5 body only is now also in-stock for $2000 with free expedited shipping at Adorama… Meanwhile, the estimate by Amazon itself is pushed forward to April 1st.
The Panasonic GH5 body only is now IN-STOCK and ready to ship for $2000 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
The GH5 is also in-stock for $2000 from well-known eBay sellers Samy’s Cameras and Kenmore Camera.
For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker.
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has two new updates on the Panasonic GH5 and Fuji X-T2 front!
On the Panasonic GH5 front, the body only kit is bundled with a dizzying variety of extra small accessories for $2100 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay: a Vivitar flash, Vivitar battery and charger, Vivitar bag, Corel Paintshop PRO X8 software, 64GB Lexar SDXC 300x card, spider tripod, and cables and cleaning supplies.
On the Fuji X-T2 front, the Graphite Body Only is available for $1665 in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, Amazon’s own used products persona. They even have two pictures of the actual item.
As usual, supplies of both used and high-demand new products are limited, so it may be sold out by the time you read this.
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has breaking news for Panasonic GH5 hunters, the camera is in-stock, bundled with the 12-60mm Elmarit lens (gold writing; H-ES12060 name versus H-FS12060 for the non-Elmarit) along with a few free accessories (batteries, memory card, etc) for $3000 by Focus Camera on eBay. The GH5 goes for $2000 on its own, and the 12-60mm Elmarit lens goes for $1000 on its own (eg Adorama). As of the time of writing, they have TWO bundles available.
It’s almost time, the official release estimate for the Panasonic GH5 is March 30 (2017), so I just added to the Stock Status Tracker. It is currently available for pre-order for its starting price of $2000 at Amazon itself (March 30) and Adorama and B&H Photo. You can also dive into the Wild West of eBay.
We mentioned in detail the Olympus E-M1 II combined purchase discounts at Amazon, but Amazon is not the only one offering these. You can also get them at Adorama. Start at the E-M1 II product page and expand the yellow “Special Offer” area to see all the options.
To celebrate the upcoming release of the new Panasonic GH5, B&H Photo is planning a GH5 Live Stream Discussion Panel on Wednesday 3/29/17 1pm Eastern time. The timing is good, because it’s two hours after the Samsung Unpacked live-streaming event that will reveal the Galaxy S8 flagships.
As part of the festivities of the GH5 event, B&H Photo is bundling a $100 B&H Photo gift card with pre-orders of the GH5 Film Maker’s Kit for $2870. This kit goes for $870 more than the standard GH5 kit and includes four Panasonic accessories (official Battery Grip, DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter, AC adapter, DC coupler), along with the $100 gift card.
This offer ended and cannot be ordered as of a 4/2/17 re-check…
The Panasonic G7 promotion expired, but Adorama is back with another gift certificate bundle promotion. They offer the Panasonic G85 with the 12-60mm lens, bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, for $998with free shipping, which is the same price at other authorized dealers, but without the $100 Adorama gift certificate. This is temporarily back-ordered, but you can place an order if you like the price.
As of a 3/26/17 PM re-check, the promotion expired, the price increased from $600 to $800…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and $150 Gift Card for $600”
If you are thinking of switching to Micro Four Thirds or making a big lens purchase, there is a hot new combined purchase promotion at Amazon that offers stackable combined purchase discounts if you buy one of select cameras and up to nine different participating M43rds lenses.
Here is a screenshot of the shopping cart with one eligible Olympus M43rds camera (E-M5 II body) and the nine different Olympus eligible M43rds lenses. As you can see, there are nine different discounts, one for each lens. You can buy anywhere from one to nine lenses, and get a discount for each lens ~ purchased together with an eligible camera.
NOTE: ALL items must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, NOT by 3rd-party sellers if you want to get ALL the combined purchase discounts!
Buy One Of These Eligible Cameras
+ Olympus E-PL8 (all the colors and kit options are eligible, $550 to $650; six options)
+ Olympus E-M5 II body (black) for $900
+ Olympus E-M5 II body (silver) for $900
+ Olympus E-M1 body (black) for $1100
+ Olympus PEN-F Body (black) for $1200
+ Olympus PEN-F Body (silver) for $1200
+ Olympus E-M1 II body (black) for $2000
Buy Up to Nine of these Lenses in SAME Shopping Cart
The combined purchase discount amount varies from $100 to $300 per lens, depending on which lens you select. Here they are, in discount order:
+ $300 OFF Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
+ $300 OFF Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
+ $200 OFF Olympus 40-150mm f2.8
+ $200 OFF Olympus 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II
+ $150 OFF Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ (Silver)
+ $150 OFF Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ (Black)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 25mm f1.8 (Silver)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 25mm f1.8 (Black)
+ $100 OFF Olympus 30mm f3.5 MACRO
+ if you buy all nine, your total combined purchase discount is $1600
Even though two of the above lenses are available in two different colors, for the purpose of this promotion, they count as separate lenses, they each get a discount.
What DOESN’T WORK
+ items NOT sold by Amazon itself
+ buying more than one camera body in the same shopping cart won’t give you additional discounts
+ buying multiple units of the same camera won’t give you additional discounts
+ buying multiple units of the same lens won’t give you additional discounts (but the silver and black colors of the eligible lenses count as separate lenses for the sake of this promotion, so you can get one of each color)
Good news for people who like in-stock news. I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and the Fuji X-T2 body only is back in-stock for its normal price of $1600 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
Meanwhile the Olympus E-M1 II body only remains in-stock for its starting price of $2000 with Adorama offering $80 promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases). Or if you are a Prime member AND pay with either the Amazon-branded Chase VISA credit card or the Prime Store card, you can get $100 cashback or statement credit if you buy from Amazon.
As of a 3/13/17 early re-check, the $1899 options sold out… For the big picture, check the Stock Status tracker…
As of the time of writing, one unit two units of the Olympus E-M1 II body only are offered for $1899 with free shipping by Cardinal Photo thru Amazon. This ships directly from Cardinal, so they are not eligible for Prime shipping…
The wait is finally over! The Olympus E-M1 II body only is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $2000 as follows:
If you buy from Amazon, and are a Prime member, and pay with either the Chase VISA or Amazon Store card, you get 5% back ($100~) as a statement credit… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker…
A brand new Olympus M43rds Trade-In Promotion is now Live at B&H Photo. Use promo code TRADENTIME to get $200 off each item from the list shown there when you trade-in any camera or lens for it. Maximum bonus savings $800. The promotion runs until 5/6/17. The promotional page outlines the three step process:
A total of three cameras and three lenses are participating, including the E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 which goes for $2700 before the trade-in promotion.
NOTE: I haven’t done this promotion (being a poor blogger I can’t buy a $1000+ camera just so I can test the checkout process), so I don’t have a step by step for the whole process…
If you can resist the $2000 Panasonic GH5 siren song, the Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 Adorama gift card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at Adorama. Or instead of the $200 gift card, they offer other other freebies. This is part of their WPPI specials.
Or if you are comfortable with imported grey-market, you can get it for $918 by Eagle Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon (no gift card obviously).
As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, the price returned to $1100…
The Olympus Pen-F body only is currently on sale for $918 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to five units per color per customer in either the silver Pen-F color scheme or the black Pen-F color scheme.
The new Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS is now in-stock in the silver color scheme for its starting price of $550 at the official Panasonic USA store.
If you prefer to buy from independent retailers (instead of the manufacturer) it is expected to start shpiping on Wednesday at Amazon by Amazon itself. Therea are no date estimates at the moment at Adorama and B&H Photo.
If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo