Panasonic GM1 w/12-32 and $15 Rewards for $370

If of the many Micro Four Thirds camera options out there it is the Panasonic GM1 with the 12-32mm kit, in new condition, the one you want, you can get it for $369 with free shipping and $15~ in promotional rewards at Adorama in either the blue GM1 kit or the orange GM1 kit. Offer ends 6/1/16…

Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic. Details on that offer at Adorama ~ here’s the PDF file. For the speed readers out there, the expiration date of the warranty tripling offer is 3/31/17, not 3/31/16 🙂

Pre-order Olympus Portrait Lens Kit (45/1.8, 75/1.8) for $999

Olympus has launched a new Olympus Portrait Lens Kit that is comprised of the M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, along with appropriately matched Lens Hoods and Lens Cases for each lens. This kit is now available for pre-order for $999 with free shipping at Adorama.

Pre-order Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150, 17/1.8) for $799

Manufacturer initiated lens bundles are a new trend these days, and Olympus is jumping aboard this hype train with the “Olympus Travel Lens Kit”, bundling the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.5-6.6 II Black lens along with the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Black lens, along with appropriately sized lens hoods and more importantly lens cases (it’s a travel kit after all!). This is available for pre-order for $799 with free S&H at Adorama.

Panasonic GM5 with 12-32 and $25 Rewards and Extras for $500

The Panasonic GM5 is making its farewell tour, but if you are interested in it, you can get it with the 12-32mm kit lens, in new condition, along with $25 promotional rewards and free accessories (16GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC, extra Power2000 battery, Lowepro bag, a card reader and cleaning kit) at Adorama in either the red color option or the black color option… This is one of their Mother’s Day Specials

Preorder new Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens for $900 to $950

It’s a season of primes these days, and here comes another one available for pre-order in the Sony E-mount, C-mount and Micro Four Thirds, it is the Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens going for $900 to $950 depending on mount and focus distance markings (meters or feet) at B&H Photo. This is not a full frame lens.

5% Rewards on select Nikon, Canon and Panasonic iLCs

Part of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Adorama is offering 5% promotional rewards on select DSLRs and Mirrorless models. The offer is good until 5/9/16. The promotional rewards are in addition to any other free accessories the camera may be eligible for. Participating kits include the Nikon D5300 and D5500 and J5, the Canon D-Rebel T5 and T5i, and the Panasonic GM5.

Panasonic GH4 body and $150 Gift Card for $1300 [OR Imported GH4 body only for $900]

The Panasonic GH4 body only goes for $1300 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers, but they are allowed to bundle it with various free accessories. Adorama has a bundle with a $150 Adorama Gift Card and a 32GB card going for the same price of $1300… They also have other bundles that include different combinations of accessories (video-priority accessories)… Of audio-video interest, they have a bundle of the GH4 + DMW-YAGH Interface Unit + Rode Microphones VideoMic for $1700, the same price as without the free accessories…

On the other hand, if are comfortable with imported items with a 1-year seller warranty, making its way into the eBay Deals Hot 100, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA) Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping.

Tokina Cinema T- Lenses Sale (9 options) {EF, PL, m43}

The NAB specials are running in all directions, here’s another one. If you are a fan of Tokina’s Cinema T-lenses (yes, they make those too), there is a sale on nine of those lenses at B&H Photo with the Canon EF, PL, and M43rds mounts represented with various T3.0 zooms and other lenses. They also earn 4% promotional rewards.

Most of the NAB Specials at B&H expire on 4/21/16 PM, and that’s when the B&H offices will close until 5/1/16, so factor that in your purchase planning.

Five Rokinon Xeen Cine T-Primes for $10,000 [C/N/PL/E/m43]

For the price of a used Honda Civic (not fact-checked with the Blue Book) you can get a five-pack of Rokinon Xeen Cine lenses for $9,995 with free shipping from Adorama. The 5-packs are available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, the PL-mount and the Sony E and M43rds mirrorless systems. The lenses are the 14mm T3.1, and four T1.5s, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. The lenses go for $2500 on their own.

Olympus Pen-F for $1050 using Trade-In Promotion

If you have older camera gear you are willing to part with, Adorama is having a trade-in promotion that gets you the Olympus Pen-F for $1050 with the trade-in discount factored in the price you pay. The offer is available for both the black Pen-F and the silver Pen-F.

PS: I haven’t done this trade-in promotion, so I don’t know how it works end to end.

Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime 4-Lens Bundle (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 [C/N/A/E/m43]

There’s enough lenses in this bundle to justify a YouTube “Haul video” 🙂 Four Rokinon Cine DS primes are bundled together for $1900 (technically $1896) with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts and Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mirrornyet mounts… The four lenses are all T1.5, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm… No coupon is needed for this particular offer, but like many of the B&H NAB specials they expire on 4/21/16…

Z Camera E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera for $599 [M43]

The Z Camera E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (micro four thirds mount) is on sale for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. No coupon is needed for this offer, but like many of the B&H NAB specials, it expires on 4/21/16 at 11:59pm ET…

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS for $450 with Coupon (C/N/A/E/M43)

The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS lens is on sale for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code BHNAB16 at checkout. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A SLR mounts and M43rds and Sony E mirrornyet mounts… This coupon, like many of the B&H NAB specials expires on 4/21/16…

Panasonic GH4 body and $200 Gift Card and Accessories for $1300

The NAB Specials continues at B&H Photo with a Panasonic GH4 Body Only bundle with a $200 B&H Photo Gift Card and a Lowepro accessory kit (Adventura 170 shoulder bag, 64GB Lexar SDXC, Watson LiIon battery). This promotion expires 4/21/16.

20% off Olympus Refurbished Cameras and Lenses with Coupon

Enough droning around, time to take action (oh dear!) on the real cameras front. The official Olympus Outlet Store is back with another coupon, coupon SHOWERS gets you 20% off all certified refurbished products in their outlet. These come with a 90-day warranty. Free shipping with orders of $100+. If you are planning to get something here, and you are interested in Olympus-branded gear (hats, tshirts, coffee cups, etc), you can add them to this order to avoid the shipping fee.

+ Lenses: four options, 14-42, 14-150, 40-150, adapter kit

+ Digital Cameras: sixteen options, including E-M5, E-M10, E-P5, E-PL5, Stylus 1, SH50, and TG-series

+ Accessories: four options including the FL-300R flash for $96 before coupon

+ all the items above are refurbished
+ coupon expires 4/18/16

In-stock now: DJI Inspire 1 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

The DJI Inspire 1 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal is now in-stock for $6000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is the most expensive of the six standard DJI Inspire 1 kits, which come with a Micro Four Thirds mount and include a Panasonic 15mm f1.7 lens. And RAW.

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 (M43) with 4% rewards for $698

For a limited time, in the Land of Micro Four Thirds, where fractional math is always over 1.0, the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens is on sale for $698 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama… The usual Panasonic tripling of the warranty via a mail-in rebate song-and-dance apply… Why can’t Panasonic just offer a three year warranty for all? 🙂

Panasonic GM5 Body and 35-100mm f4-5.6 OIS for $648

It’s bundle time at Adorama that nets you the Panasonic GM5 body (in your choice of black or red) along with the 35-100mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS lens for $648 with free shipping. To get this offer, you start at Panasonic 35-100mm page, then select the GM5 body only color of your choice, click on the blue “Add to Bundle” button and after that, scroll below and click on the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button. And you will see the total price of $648. Promotion ends 4/30/16 or earlier if sold out.

Panasonic GX8 Body and $100 Gift Card for $1000

The Panasonic GX8 body only is bundled with a $100 store gift card and 4% promotional rewards ($40 on future purchases) at B&H Photo (black or silver) and Adorama (silver or black)… You can optionally triple the original manufacturer warranty via a mail-in rebate…

PS: for about 60 seconds the original version of this post was confused ~ it thought the GX8 was the GX85 🙂

Still Good: Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and $100 Gift Card for $498

This offer is still good, the Panasonic G 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS M43rds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $498 with free shipping from Adorama as one of the items in their latest 48 hour sale… You can optionally triple the original warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic…

Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder (M43) for $1999

Digital Video killed the VHS star (I think that’s what that old song said) 🙂 Which brings us to further price sliding on the Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder (M43rds mount) going for $1999 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and $100 Gift Card and $24 Rewards for $598

The new $800 Panasonic GX85 with in-body IS and support for lens IS is coming soon, but if you are not mesmerized by that possibility, the Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card, all together for $598 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This is available in either black or silver G7. The silver gets 4% promotional rewards (around $24 to be used in future purchases)… NOTE: the G7 with 14-140 shown at the bottom of the aforelinked page does not get the $100 gift card…

In-stock now: Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera for $995

The Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera (M43rds mount) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $995 at multiple retailers including B&H Photo and Adorama (free hdmi cable and cleaning trinkets) and various at Amazon (not Amazon itself).

Pre-order new Panasonic GX85 with In-Body IS technology [and Dual IS option]

Panasonic is offering photographers their choice of IS with the brand new GX85, featuring in-body stabilization but also bundling it with a 12-32mm OIS lens, so we can has more choices! Not only that, but Panasonic is not shying away from offering a combination of the two systems with what they call “Dual IS”. With the 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 OIS it is available in black or silver, with a pre-order price of $800 and a May 2016 release estimate at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

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

Panasonic G 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 OIS with $100 Gift Card for $500

Zoom zoom for Micro Four Thirds fans, the Panasonic G 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, in the black color scheme, is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $500 with free shipping at Adorama. Only the black option gets the gift card. The silver only gets 2% rewards… This is part of the Adorama April Fool’s Day Sale

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings with 5% Rewards expire tonight

Good until 11:59pm ET tonight (3/31/16), seven Olympus M43rds lens are on an instant savings promotion with 5% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The lenses are four f2.8s: 60mm macro, 7-14, 12-40, 40-150, the 8/1.8 fisheye, the 14-150 f4-5.6 II zoom, and the utilitarian 12-50 f3.5-6.3 EZ macro.

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II and $25 Gift Card for $268

It’s tape-delayed Pancake Day at the eBay Deals, where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II pancake lens along with a $25 Adorama Gift Card for $268 with free shipping. The lens goes for $248 on its own, so you are +$5 on this offer. Especially of interest if you have eBay Bucks or eBay Gift Cards waiting to be spent.

Panasonic M43 Lenses Instant Savings (16 options) with 4% rewards

B&H Photo is having an instant savings promotion on sixteen Panasonic M43rds Lenses along with 4% promotional rewards. It is a mix of primes (including pancakes) and zooms (including the two f2.8 pro lenses)… Optionally, some of the lenses are eligible for a tripling of the original 1-year manufacturer warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate (seriously, it’s 2016, why are we still doing mail-in rebates!) to Panasonic…

Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm) for $49 w/free S&H

For a limited time, the Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm) is on sale for $49 with free standard shipping at B&H Photo. This averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 20 customer reviews.

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 with $28 rewards for $700

F2.8 zoom action on the Micro Four Thirds front, the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 G X Vario asph. lens is on sale for $698 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28) at B&H Photo and Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year manufacturer warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic (why can’t they make it a 3-year warranty for everyone?)…

25% off the Olympus Outlet Store with coupon [eg refurb E-M10 w/14-42 for $300, refurb Stylus 1s for $330]

To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day season, the official Olympus Outlet store is bringing back their 25% off sale using coupon code SPRING over there. The coupon is good on all the refurbished items. Coupon expires Tuesday 3/22/16 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

This includes interchangeable and fixed-lens cameras, lenses, and other assorted items, including:

+ refurb E-M5 and E-M10 kits such as refurb E-M10 with 14-42 II R for $300
+ fifteen refurbished Lenses
+ refurb Stylus 1s rawsumer for $330
+ various refurb TG-series waterproof cameras
+ the prices you see on the website are before the coupon; after you add the coupon, the price drops by 25% in the shopping cart
+ refurbished items come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day return policy

(ENDED) Heads Up: Panasonic 100-300 f4-5.6 Lightning Deal on Saturday at 8am ET

This lightning deal ended…

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Rokinon Cine Lens Sale (18 options) [various mounts]

Also part of the WPPI festivities, B&H Photo has a sale on 18 Rokinon Cine Lenses of different SLR and Mirrorless mounts. The sale includes the “T1.5 Prime Bundle” (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, and M43rds mounts. Sale ends 3/10/16.

Panasonic AG-AF100A with 14-140mm OIS and Extra Battery and two 32GB SDHC for $1995

The Panasonic AG-AF100A M43rds digital cinema camera is bundled in a Starter Kit with the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S. Lens along with an extra Panasonic VW-VBG6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack and two 32GB Transcend SDHC cards and a video-camera bag, all together for $1995 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens for $2495

Micro Four Thirds video-priority action now, with the Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS Lens along with an extra 3rd-party battery and two 32GB Transcend SDHC cards and a Pearstone camera bag, all together for $2495 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS for $500

Not done yet! Panasonic has a new M43rds lens, the Panasonic G 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 Power OIS, available for pre-order for $500 at B&H Photo with a May 2016 release estimate… This has been added to the ever-growing List of 2016 Cameras and Lenses… You can quickly browse through the most recent items using the Pre-Orders Category here

25% off 4-Year Extended Warranty for Lenses at Get Olympus with coupon

The official Olympus USA store, Get Olympus, is offering 25% off 4-Year Extended Warranties for Lenses with coupon PROTECT25 added to the shopping cart. This brings the price down from $80 to $60. This is good for M43rds and Four Thirds Olympus lenses. Check the aforelinked page for details, conditions and restrictions. Coupon ends 2/29/16.

Pre-order Sigma 30mm f1.4 DN DC for $339 [m43, E]

It’s not just Mobile World Congress in Barcelona [Travel Tip: do not wear Real Madrid t-shirts while in Barcelona!], there’s also the Japanese CP Plus happening at this time of the year [see Trade Show Calendar] and with it it brings lots of new camera gear.

We start with Shiguma, they have a new “mirrorless” DN prime lens, it is part of the Contemporary series, it is the 30mm f1.4 DC DN with a pre-order price of $339 and available in the following options:

+ Micro Four Thirds: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Sony E-mount: Adorama and B&H Photo

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and $100 Gift Card for $600

For a limited time (good until 2/20/16 at 11:59pm ET), B&H Photo is bundling a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card with the purchase of the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm kit for $600 total. The gift card will be automatically included by B&H while this promotion is running.

If on the other hand you want/need (or don’t mind trading/selling) an Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic (goes for $250 on its own) you can get the G7 with 14-42mm and said microphone for $600 at Adorama in either the black G7 or the silver-black G7. You also earn 4% promotional rewards (around $24).

Optionally you can triple the original warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic. The PDF file with the details is available at the aforelinked pages.

Needless to say, there are many camera and kit options for M43rds shooters, it can be an interesting/frustrating experience trying to figure out which one to get. That’s why the internet is full of gurus and self-appointed authorities telling you what you need to buy 🙂

20% off Olympus Outlet (refurbished) with coupon

The official Olympus Outlet store is having a Valentine/President sale, coupon code PRESIDENT gets you 20% off the current prices over there. These refurbished items come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee (excluding shipping). Free shipping with orders of $100+. Offer ends 2/16/16 at 11:59pm ET.

With the coupon factored in the price, among the refurbished E-M cameras you can get the E-M10 body for $288, E-M10 w/14-42 for $320, E-M5 body for $384, E-M5 w/12-50 for $576, and the E-M5 II body for $576. Some are available in both black and silver.

Also participating in the sale are E-Pens, Superzooms, Toughies, and the Stylus 1 rawsumer for $416.

Also participating in the sale are 13 Lenses including the 11-22mm f2.8-3.5 for $512, the 35-100mm f2.8 for $1415, the 17/2.8 for $192, and more.

The items mentioned above are factory reconditioned (refurbished) and the prices are AFTER the 20% off coupon is factored in. I did most of the math in my head, so the chances of 20% off math-errors are elevated. The prices drop after you add the item to the shopping cart and then you enter the coupon PRESIDENT at the Apply Coupon field further down the page.