The new condition Olympus E-M5 with the 14-42mm kit lens is now down to $420 with free shipping at B&H Photo in either the Elite version or the Regular version… This was going for $500 last week, see the “Take Pictures With” (last chart) at the Mirrorless Price Chart…
In last week’s Mirrorless Price Charts (see the first chart, the flagship comparison) the Olympus E-M1 body only was going for $950. Fast forward to now, and you can get it for $900 at the Get Olympus store and B&H Photo (4% rewards, ON1 Effects) and Adorama (4% rewards, also look at yellow “Special Offer” for combined purchase discounts) and Amazon by Amazon itself.
The Panasonic GM5 with the 12-32mm kit lens is currently going for $470 in red at Adorama and $470 in black at B&H Photo and Adorama where you can optionally add the Panasonic DMW-GTC1 Conversion Lens for +$20 using the yellow “Special Offer” section.
Speaking of M43rds, the $99 promotion on the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 (m43) lens is still good at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo… It is not shipping immediately but you can lock up the price…
The Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm was going for $800 last week [see price charts] but now it has become a discounting party. Not only has it dropped to $600, but Adorama is offering free gifts bundled with it for a limited time, while you still pay $600. The gifts are added automatically by Adorama while these promotions are running (they are mentioned on the product description pages).
The Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm was going for $800 last week (see Mirrorless Price charts) but now you can get it for $600 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (=$24~) at B&H Photo in the black or silver color scheme… Optionally you can triple the warranty via mail-in rebate… UPDATE: The black color scheme gets a free Rode microphone!
The Olympus E-PL6 two lens kit (with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 2R and 40-150mm R f4.0-5.6 lenses) and a bonus 8GB Flash Air SD card is now in-stock and ready to ship to you for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo, adding yet another option in the ever-growing world of M43rds cameras.
If you had previously purchased the Panasonic GH4 body only, and you now want to add the sexily-named YAGH Interface Unit, good news, its price is now down to $500 in new condition at B&H Photo (with 4% rewards) and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via mail-in rebate…
This price is now the same as the difference between the GH4 body only ($1300) and the GH4 with Interface Unit ($1800). But there is a non-price difference: some of the GH4 kits get a number free accessories from some of the retailers, for example various bundles of the GH4 body at Adorama include a [camera cage] OR [$50 Gift Card + 32GB SD] OR [extra battery + SD + Sandisk]. At Amazon the bundle includes 32GB SD, Camera Case, 3rd-party charger and two 3rd-party batteries.
This daily deal expired… Two of the four sold out…
Olympus has another round of instant savings for their M.Zuiko Micro.Four.Thirds lenses, with 13 of them participating. You can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo, including the 12-40/2.8 for $900, the 40-150/2.8 for $1400, with the rest of them being primes from 12mm up to 75mm. Pancakes are included for $250 per serving.
Adorama is offering the Panasonic GM5 with the 12-32mm Lens for $500 with free expedited expedited shipping in your choice of black GM5 or red GM5… Optionally, you can add the Panasonic DMW-GTC1 Conversion Lens with with Adaptor Ring for +$20 (under the yellow “Special Offer” button)…
PS: blog-post title corrected, it is a 12-32, not 12-35 lens. Thanks to one of our anon readers for the alert!
The Panasonic GH4 body only is now on sale for $1300 with free shipping and you get a number of free accessories as follows:
At B&H Photo they include a bonus 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC, and a Watson battery and 4% promotional rewards (around $52).
At Amazon by Amazon itself they include a bonus AmazonBasics camera bag, a 32GB Transcend SDHC, a Wasabi charger and two Wasabi batteries (do not use the Wasabi branded products in recipes in lieu of actual wasabi!)
For the early adopters, the Micro Four Thirds Blackmagic Design Micro Ultra HD Studio Camera 4K is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door or office for $1300 with free expedited shipping by Adorama.
Also part of the 2-Day Sale-a-bration at B&H Photo is the new condition Elite edition of the Olympus E-M5 with 14-42 (first generation) for $450 with free expedited shipping… The Elite edition has a nicer finish and texture than the standard edition per the Q&A over there – see close-ups of the pictures of the two to see differences…
This is a bit of an unusual combination but if you are a regular Adorama shopper or you do not object to shopping there in the future, they have the Panasonic GM5 with 12-32mm bundled with a $400 (four hundred) Adorama Gift Certificate for $900.
If you happen to want the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds prime lens and you are also curious to try Corel’s AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7, Adorama has a nice Panasonic 25mm f1.7 bundle for $200 plus shipping (the lowest shipping price is under $10, YMMV by zipcode). For that you get the standard 25mm f1.7 lens kit, along with the Corel Creativity Software kit (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, FileCenter, Omnipage), along with the Pro Optic 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a lens cap tether, a lens wrap, and the obligatory cleaning kit.
The new condition Olympus E-M1 goes for $1300 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with refurbished, coupon code BOO can get it to you for $816 in refurbished condition at the GetOlympus Outlet, in your choice of silver E-M1 or in black E-M1. They come with a 90-day Olympus warranty and 30-day return policy… Coupon expires 11/3/15.
There are other items there as well, I can’t re-post their whole store inventory here, but if you have noticed any good deals you would like to see highlighted, please let us know!
The new condition Olympus E-M5 Mark II is in four-figures territory, but if you are comfortable with the previous generation model and refurbished, you can get the first generation E-M5 body only in refurbished condition for $408 using coupon code BOO at the GetOlympus Outlet store sale… Alternately, you can get the E-M5 with 14-42 for $476 (15% of $560) or the E-M5 with 12-50mm for $637.50 (15% off $750)… Coupon expires Tue 11/3/15.
The new condition Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm goes for $500 at authorized dealers. But if you want to save more, coupon code BOO gets you 15% off the refurbished E-M10 with 14-42. So, 15% off $400 = $340. You get a 90-day Olympus warranty and a 30-day return policy… The refurbished E-M10 body only is $306 (15% off $360), so it’s a trade-off of having an extra lens or not… This is part of the GetOlympus Outlet store sale. Coupon expires Tue 11/3/15.
Coupon time! To celebrate Halloween, the GetOlympus (official Olympus store) is offering a 15% off sale with coupon code BOO until the end of day on Tuesday 11/3/15. These come with a 90-day warranty and a 30-day return period. Free shipping on $100+ orders, and flat $5 shipping on orders under $100.
There are 22 items in their Featured Sales including the refurbished E-M10, E-M1, E-M5, E-Pens, and lenses and P&S.
The Olympus USA Outlet store has received more supplies and sales for their refurbished Olympus cameras and lenses. Among the headliners of the refurbished sale is E-M10 body for $360 or w/14-42 for $400, the 12-40/2.8 for $640, the E-M1 for $960, and more. A total of 31 items are part of this sale. Their refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty.
Separately, the Olympus store has a 30% off sale on 4-year extended warranty for cameras or lenses, but as of the time of writing, the price is not discounted after you add it to the shopping cart. I don’t know if there’s a glitch or a magic coupon code is needed. The aforelinked page says “in-cart savings”. Maybe the discount appears at the very last step before paying?
Rokinon needs a theme song to help them stand out in the crowded world of lenses. May I suggest licensing the Scorpions, “Here I am, Rockinon You…”.
With that totally unnecessary bad pun out of the way, we have a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens. You can get it for $280 with free shipping in the Canon EF, Sony SLR A-mount and MirrorNyet E-mount, Pentax K-mount, and Micro Four Thirds, or $290 with free shipping in the Fuji X mount. Check the various “mount tabs” at B&H Photo (SLR lenses) and B&H Photo (mirrorless lenses) and Amazon by Amazon itself to find the ones of interest.
Next up in the price ladder, at $300 you can get either the Samsung NX or the Nikon with AE chip.
NOTE: at Amazon, the Sony E-mount is currently restricted to Prime members only.
Now micro four thirds action in the eBay Daily Deals. Robert’s Digital of Indianapolis (Indiana) is offering the new condition Olympus E-P5 with 17mm f1.8 lens in either silver or black color scheme, for $750 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing (or I couldn’t find it).
If of all the ever-increasing number of M43rds cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH3 body only the one you want/need, it is currently going for $600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can submit a mail-in rebate to Panasonic and get a three year manufacturer warranty instead of the usual one year.
Speaking of M43rds, the previously mentioned Buydig promotion of the Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42 and 40-150 and $80 VISA gift card for $400 continues…
IF you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the black Panasonic GX8 body only is available in “Used – Like New” condition, described as “Only taken out of box once like new with Panasonic USA warranty”, for $950 by Cardinal Camera through Amazon. It ships from Cardinal (Pennsylvania).
Olympus has another round of Lens Instant Savings promotions that are available at GetOlympus (official USA company store) and at various authorized dealers. The GetOlympus store offers free shipping with $100+ order and 500 Rewards points for joining their rewards program.
Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is back with another offer. This time they have the new condition Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II and 40-150mm lens, and an unspecified 8GB SD card and a $80 VISA prepaid gift card for $400 with free shipping. Limit five bundles per customer. The VISA gift card will be delivered 4-6 weeks after the camera.
NOTE: the camera will be delivered mid-to-late October 2015.
UPDATE: if you can’t wait that long, or if you have available GetOlympus rewards, you can get it from GetOlympus directly [select the two lens kit under “Select an option”) for $400 (without the $80 VISA gift card, but with an 8GB Toshiba Flash Air Wifi SD card). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!
UPDATE #2: Thanks to S.W. Anderson for pointing out in the comments that the GetOlympus also comes with the 8GB Toshiba FlashAir wireless-SD.
Buy Olympus E-M1 body and a Zuiko Four Thirds Macro Prime (35/3.5 or 50/2), Get the MMF-3 Four Thirds Adapter for FREE
The GetOlympus store has an intermediate level deal going on right now. Especially of interest if you live at the intersection of M43rds and Four Thirds… The camera is M43, the lenses are Four Thirds below…
If you purchase the Olympus E-M1 body only (Micro Four Thirds) together with either one of these two Four Thirds Lenses (Zuiko 35mm f3.5 or 50mm f2 macro), and the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter, the price of the MMF-3 adapter will be deducted from your total. Of interest if you use both M43 and Four Thirds or are happy to use the Zuiko prime with the MMF-3 adapter.
The steps are simple. Let’s break it down:
- Add the Olympus E-M1 body only (select color) to the shopping cart
- add either the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro (Four Thirds Lens) or the Zuiko 50mm f2 macro (Four Thirds Lens)
- add the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter to the shopping cart
- click the yellow Proceed to Checkout button (page-down over there if you don’t see it)
- the price of the MMF-3 adapter ($179.99) will be deducted from your total
- no coupon/rebate – discount happens automatically while this promotion is running
In the example below, we have in the shopping cart the E-M1 body only ($1100), the MMF-3 adapter ($180), and the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko ($230). Their total is $1510. Then the price of the MMF-3 is deducted from the total, making it $1330.
Annotated screenshot crop of the above shopping cart right below:
Lower prices simple prime lenses are one area where some photographers may feel more comfortable getting an imported model. If so, the eBay Deals has some of that too. The imported grey-market Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 goes for $270 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.8%). The listing mentions a one year warranty but does not say who provides the warranty.
Please note this ships from Canada, with USA and Canada as the official “ship-to” addresses mentioned in the eBay listing.
Rokinon has two new lenses for mirrorless camera systems available for pre-order with an early October 2015 release estimate. It is the 21mm f1.4 with a $500 starting price, and the 50mm f1.2 with a $550 starting price. They are available for the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount and Canon EF-M mirrorless systems. Some mounts get two colors per lens. More details via B&H Photo where they are available for pre-ordering (12 options).
These two new lenses were added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracker.
The previously mentioned deal has now gone live. You can get all three Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Cine lenses (24mm, 50mm, 85mm) for $5985 if you buy them together as a bundle in the same mount at Adorama. This is thanks to a $1500 off combined purchase discount, vs a $300 off discount if you buy each lens on its own. It is available in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount.
The new Rokinon theme song, o/~ Here I am, Rock-inon you like a hurricane o/~. With that nonsense out of the way, if you are interested in the new Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 lenses (24mm, 50mm and 85mm) available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, Sony E-mounts, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount, they have their first wave of discounting. If you buy one lens, you get $300 off instant savings… UPDATE: the Nikon F mount, version is now discounted as well!
You can find these at Adorama as follows:
+ Rokinon Xeen lenses (individual lenses, 15 options)
+ all individual lenses for $2200 each – including the Nikons [updated]
+ the sale below has now gone live (update 3:45pm ET)
+ But if you buy all three lenses (of the same mount), you get $1500 off instant savings (the Nikon F mount bundle gets the discount).
+ Xeen Three Lens Bundles for $7485 total (in the five aforementioned mounts, including Nikon)
So many camera mounts so little time. If you are interested in the world of Olympus, you can find all the latest instant savings promotions for the iLCs, Lenses, and fixed lens cameras nicely organized at the official Olympus store where they have free shipping with $100+ orders (flat $5 if under $100).
If you are comfortable with refurbished, don’t forget to check the Outlet store where creatures big (35-100/2 for $1769) and small (body cap lens for $38) are offered. Their reconditioned items come with a 90 day warranty from Olympus.
Adorama is bundling a free Audio Technica mic with the purchase of one of these 17 cameras. Fourteen of them are Canon DSLRs and Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, along with two Fuji X100T kits and the Panasonic GH4 body only. Some of the cameras come with additional free accessories, while others are eligible for promotional rewards.
No coupon and no rebate needed. While this promotion is running (you will see it mentioned on the individual camera product pages), Adorama will include the free Audio Technica mic (and other eligible freebies) automatically.