The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.
If you are a B&H Photo fan or have gift cards or promotional rewards and are looking for new product releases, as of the time of writing, the following new products are in-stock and ready to ship to your arms with free expedited shipping:
New from Olympus, the E-M10 Mark II is now available for pre-order with a late August 2015 release estimate. The body only goes for $650, while the kit with the 14-42mm lens goes for $800, in black or silver. Pre-orders are accepted at Get Olympus (official Olympus USA store) and at Adorama… This has been added to the New Cameras Tracking Page…
Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds users! B&H Photo is offering the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS superzoom lens for $300 with free shipping… Optionally you can file a mail-in rebate with Panasonic that triples the warranty (three years instead of one). This requires a sacrificial lamb: you have to include the UPC barcode from the lens box…
PS: if you accidentally mis-align your right hand while trying to touch type “Mega OIS”, you end up with …”Mega POS”.
Panasonic GM5 w/12-32mm and 8 free accessories (32GB Lexar, Filter, Bag, extra battery, etc) for $700
The Panasonic GM5 with the 12-32mm currently goes for $700 at authorized Panasonic dealers, but if you like lots of free accessories, for the same price, Adorama has created bundles with eight free accessories (32GB Lexar SD, extra 3rd-party battery, 16GB Sandisk Vault, Slinger bag, Vivitar filter, mini-hdmi cable, cleaning kit and tiny table tripod). Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate offer (the PDF is over there). This is available in the black GM7 bundle and the red GM7 bundle.
On the other hand, if the siren’s call of eight free accessories falls on deaf ears, B&H Photo offers 4% promotional rewards (= $28~) instead of free accessories.
The micro four thirds Panasonic AG-AF100A is currently on sale for a limited time for $2000 with free expedited shipping and free Wooden Camera WC-142000 1/4-20 Shoe Mount at B&H Photo.
Rokinon has revealed a trio of new T1.5 prime lenses under the Xeen name, the 24mm, 50mm and 85mm, available in five mounts: Canon and Nikon (SLR), PL-mount, Sony E-Mount, and Micro Four Thirds. All of the lenses go for $2500 each and are available for pre-order at B&H Photo as follows: 24mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.
UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama in four of the five mounts (Nikon not listed at the moment).
PS: you can find these added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page.
This limited time offer expired…
Hide your wallets Cine M43rds fans. Adorama is offering two SLRGear Cine lenses together as a bundle, the 12mm T1.6 and 25mm T0.95 for $1000 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like.
PS: yes, there is a certain irony to an “SLR Gear mirrorless lens”
The Panasonic AG-AF100A micro four thirds video camera is now on sale for $2000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
The latest round Olympus M43rds specials (cameras and lenses) is nicely organized at B&H Photo with 34 total options (two pages) with most of them eligible for 4% promotional rewards from B&H.
Panasonic smartly waited after the PrimeDay HypeDay to introduce two new digital cameras. First up, the new GX8 is a new 20mp micro four thirds camera, available in black or silver body only kits, with a pre-order price of $1200 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.
Next up, on the zoom-zoom front, the new Panasonic FZ300 has a constant f2.8 superzoom lens (25-600mm with Leica’s e-blessings), along with a 12mp 1/2.3″ sensor, OIS, and of course the buzzword du jour, 4K. The pre-order price is $600 and available at Amazonia and Adorama and B&H Photo.
You can find these, and other non-boring gear at the Cameras and Lenses 2015 tracking page. Swimsuit edition not available 😉
F2.8 constant aperture action on the M43rds front, the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 lens is currently offered for $1300 at Adorama which includes a 3-year New Leaf Spills and Drops Extra Protection service, along with 4% promotional rewards (= $52).
The Panasonic GH4 body only with the Interface Unit is currently going for $2000 at Adorama where you also get 4% promotional rewards (= $80~), along with three free accessories: extra Panasonic battery, 32GB Panasonic Gold SDHC and 16GB Sandisk Memory Vault thing.
Speaking of video-priority cameras, the Canon EOS C100 Cinema body only is down to $3500 at B&H Photo. Please note this is not returnable!
A comment by SW Anderson in the Prime Day Tips post got me price-checking. If you are interested in the Olympus E-M5 first generation with the 14-42mm, in three different options (black, silver, Elite kit) it continues to go for $500 at B&H Photo. Click on the various tabs to see the three different kits (annotated screenshot below)
If you like or do not object to silver lenses, the Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS in the silver color scheme is currently on sale for $150 with free expedited shipping with a limit of ten per customer at B&H Photo.
B&H Photo has two brand new cameras in-stock and ready to ship. They will be accepting orders again Saturday PM. They are:
UPDATE: the E-M5 II Limited Edition is also in stock for $1200 at Adorama.