The Olympus 45mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is not only on sale for $300 at authorized dealers, but B&H Photo is also including 5% promotional rewards ($15~) to be used on future purchases at B&H. This offer is available in either black or silver.
If of all the M43rds cameras past, present and future it is the Panasonic GM5 the one you want, the GM5 with 12-32mm is a closeout special at Adorama for $440 with free shipping and $17.60 promotional rewards in the black color scheme or the red color scheme. Offer ends 2/29/16, or earlier if sold out.
If you are interested in the Panasonic GH4, there is a hot new deal at Adorama. You pay the standard authorized dealer price of $1300 and receive the GH4 kit along with a $300 Adorama Gift Certificate and a 32GB Transcend SDHC memory card!
This is one of their many Panasonic Cameras and Lenses specials good until 2/20/16 or earlier if sold out.
In a parallel f2.8 promotion, Adorama is bundling the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS lens with a $100 Adorama Gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $800 with free expedited shipping… This is one of their many Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles)…
More temptations for Micro Four Thirds photographers in the Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles). The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate for the authorized dealer price of $900. The $150 Gift Certificate can be used on future Adorama purchases. Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (the PDF with the details can be found on the product page over there). The sale ends 2/20/16.
Valentine’s Day means, among many other things, a resurgence in pink cameras. Which brings us to the pink-silver Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm in new condition with Panasonic USA warranty for $389 with free shipping by Cameta on Amazon (if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend) or by Cameta directly… Or if you need a variety of basic accessories, they have a $400 bundle with 11 different freebies (37mm filter, extra battery, 32GB SDHC, 50″ tripod, cables, cleaning kits, etc)…
The silver color scheme of the Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone and 4% promotional rewards (around $24) for $598 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. The Audio Technica mic on its own goes for around $250, so if you don’t need it, you can always gift it or trade it or sell it… Optionally you can purchase this kit with other Panasonic M43rds lenses for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” area to see all the options… Offer ends 2/20/16 or earlier if sold out…
It’s the universal law of film camera name revival. The longer digital runs, the more film camera names and designs will be brought back. And sure enough, the Olympus Pen-F with a 20mp M43rds sensor is now a real thing, available for pre-order in either black or silver-black color schemes for $1200 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.
Coming along with and for the Pen-F is a $130 Metal Grip and a $50 Jacket Grip [corrected both links!]. But that’s not all in the way of accessories. Olympus is also going into Leica territory with a $500 Premium Leather bag and $150 leather wrapping cloth. Which means smart Etsy artists/sellers can make a nice profit by making more affordable lux-accessories for the Pen-F
This has been added to the Serious Cameras and Lenses of 2016 page which already looks like a respectable starting line-up with two Nikon flagship FX/DX dSLRs, a Fuji flagship mirrorless, a 100mp (“real” megapixels) medium format camera, a smartphone with a flat “real” optical zoom, a more affordable Big Sensor Prime, and a Leica collector’s dream, an element-proof body. Because some of those display cases are not 100% proof against dust and moisture and nano-particles and cosmic radiation 😉
There’s always trade-offs when a newer generation camera comes out. Latest vs value, extra items vs newer items and so forth. This is a value stock-up type of an offer. The first generation Olympus E-M10 with the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R and the M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R Lenses is offered, in new condition, for $698 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
If you need the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II pancake and you are also curious about Corel’s software packages but don’t want to risk any money on Corel, Adorama comes to the rescue, you can get the 20mm f1.7 II for $268 with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc), along with a slinger soft lens case, a 46mm digital essentials filter kit (three of them), a lens wrap and a cleaning kit. This offer is available for either the black 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.
Prime time for micro four thirds shooters, the Olympus 25mm f1.8 M.Zuiko, in either silver or black color schemes, is on sale for $299 with free shipping and it also earns 5% promotional rewards (= $15~) at B&H Photo and Adorama.
Speaking of M43rds lenses, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens continues for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.
With the Mark II being the latest model, there is more pricing flexibility on the first generation Olympus E-M5. If you only need the body only and have no need of the 14-42mm kit lens, the E-M5 body only, in either the black or silver-black color schemes is now on sale for $379 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It goes for $450 with the 14-42mm in standard or Elite (adjust the little tabs over there to see the various colors and lens options). Certainly not a bad choice as a “first serious” M43rds camera.
Adorama launched an impromptu limited-time flash sale. For $400 with free shipping you get the Olympus E-P5 body along with the 40-150mm f4-5.6 R M43rds lens and a ProOptic cleaning kit in either the black color scheme (black camera and lens) or the silver-black color scheme (silver-black camera, silver lens). This is a limited time offer! No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout.
Continuing on, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 R micro-four-thirds lens is going for $99 with free shipping, in new condition, in either black or silver at Adorama (with $5~ promotional rewards) and B&H Photo (with $4~ promotional rewards) and Amazon itself.
Speaking of M43rds, also continuing is the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens with a $25 Gift Card going for $268 or you can substitute the $25 Gift Card with a boatload of free accessories. See our earlier detailed post for more details.
In addition to the current round of Instant Savings on Olympus M.icro F.our T.hirds lenses, retailers are also offering 4% to 5% promotional rewards (towards future purchases) on a number of those lenses. Look for your lens of interest at Adorama and B&H Photo.
The dream of image stabilization is alive! The brand new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f4.0 PRO lens is offering image stabilization that synchronizes between the lens and the body. This new M43rds lens is now available for pre-order for $2500 at Adorama and Amazon itself… This too has been added to the quickly-growing New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 page…
UPDATE: Adorama is offering a $125 promotional reward if you pre-order this lens from them at its starting price of $2500… (annotated screenshot crop below):
Zoom-zoom! Power to the zooms! Panasonic has revealed a brand new 100-400mm f4-6.3 PowerOIS Micro Four Thirds lens, available for pre-order for $1800 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.
This new lens has been added to the New Cameras of 2016 page. It is almost empty because it just got started for 2016. If you are looking for previous releases, check the New Cameras & Lenses of 2015 page…
Micro Four Thirds photographers, prime your wallets! The Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens is goes for $268 with free shipping but that’s not all. Adorama is also including a $25 Adorama gift certificate to be used on future purchases. The promotion is good for the black 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.
On the other hand, if you like extra accessories and want to try out the Corel software without risking your own money, you can also get the 20mm f1.7 II for $268 with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc), along with a slinger soft lens case, a 46mm digital essentials filter kit (three of them), a lens wrap and a cleaning kit. So you are trading it off a $25 gift certificate for all these extra accessories. This offer too is available forblack 20/1.7 II and the silver 20/1.7 II.
If the above freebies do not entice you, you can instead get them for the same price but with 4% promotional rewards instead ($10.75~) at B&H Photo.
Things can fly fast during the holiday season, so if you missed this post last week, the sale is still continuing, the Olympus E-P5 body only (yes, E-P5, not E-PL5) is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping and $40 promotional rewards at Adorama in either the black E-P5 body only or the silver E-P5 body only. Offer ends by 12/31/15 or earlier if sold out.
Adorama is having a Rokinon Lens Sale featuring six different models. Four of them are Cine T1.5 lenses, the 24mm for $419, the 35mm for $339, the 85mm for $229, and the 50mm for $379. This is the order in which they appear on the aforelinked sales page… The Cine lenses are available in 3-5 mounts each, including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A- and E-, and Micro Four Thirds…
There are also two non-Cine lenses on sale towards the bottom of that page, the 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens (Removable Hood) goes for $179 in Canon EF, $189 in Fuji X, and $199 in Nikon F chipped… Meanwhile the 24mm f1.4 ED AS UMC goes for $450 in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E… You can find at the bottom of the Rokinon Lens Sale…
The Olympus E-P5 body only (yes, E-P5, not E-PL5) is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping and $40 promotional rewards at Adorama in either the black E-P5 body only or the silver E-P5 body only. Offer ends by 12/31/15 or earlier if sold out.
Optionally you can purchase it together with an eligible Olympus M43rds Lens for a $50 off combined purchase discount. Look under the yellow “Special Offer” section over there for all participating lenses. *you can see the yellow tab at the annotated screenshot crop above).
Olympus is running a combined purchase promotion where if you buy an eligible interchangeable lens camera together (in the same shopping cart) with a eligible lens, you will get a $50 off combined purchase discount. Participating are the E-M1, E-M5 II, E-M10 I and II, E-P5, and E-P7. Ten lenses are participating in this promotion including the f2.8 TRIO (Da, Da, Da; oops, I mean 7-14, 12-40, 40-150). Three primes are participating. You can see all eligible options in a left-right spreadsheet-style grid (I’m not sure how to describe it) at Amazon by Amazon itself
Near instant gratification, the Olympus E-M1 body only is on sale for $900 at authorized dealers. You also get 5% promotional rewards and free NEXT DAY delivery at Adorama and B&H Photo. The free-next-day delivery promotions expire soon (they’ll disappear from their websites when they expire).
The Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with a $150 B&H Photo Gift Card, together for $600 with free next day delivery at B&H Photo in either black or silver G7 color schemes. You also get a free ON1 Effects 10 download and optionally you can triple the original warranty via mail-in rebate… On the other hand, if you happen to want an Audio-Technica AT8024 microphone (instead of the $150 Gift Card), you can get that instead for the same price at Adorama…
Olympus is running another one of their Lens Instant Savings promotions that include the f2.8 pro zoom duo of the 12-40mm for $850 and the 40-150mm for $1350. A mix of zooms, superzooms, primes and converters are participating in the sale that features 29 items in total.
The Panasonic GX8 body only kit is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card along with a ON1 Effects 10 software download for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo. You can optionally triple the original warranty from Panasonic via mail-in rebate… Alternately, if you don’t need/want the On1 software, you can get it with the same price and $100 gift card but $40~ promotional rewards instead at Adorama… Alternately at Adorama, (page down the listings over there), you can forgo the gift card and promotional rewards and instead get a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Microphone ($250 on its own)…
Bright prime time for mirrorless shooters, the Handevision 40mm f0.85 lens is on sale for a limited time for $800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount, and Canon EF-M mirrorless.
Zoom-zoom micro four thirds fans! The Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 Power OIS lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama Gift Card for $600 total with free shipping at Adorama. This is a limited time offer.
The good old Panasonic GH3 body only is currently going for $500 with free shipping, in new condition, at B&H Photo with a digital download of ON1 Effects 10. Optionally you can triple the original warranty from Panasonic with a mail-in rebate.
The Panasonic GH4 body only is down to $1300 at authorized Panasonic dealers but that’s not all! At B&H Photo you also get a $150 B&H Photo Gift Card automatically included along with 4% promotional rewards ($52~) and a digital download of ON1 Effects 10. Optionally you can triple the original warranty from Panasonic with a mail-in rebate.
Oops, forgot about this! Coupon code ENCORE20 gets you 20% off at the official Olympus USA outlet store. With this coupon, you can get the refurbished E-M10 body only for around $290, or pay $320 to get it with the 14-42 lens [corrected link!].
This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are 40+ featured items, or if you want to check by product category, they have:
This sale ends on Wednesday 12/9/15 at 23:59pm ET.
The Panasonic GH4 body only currently goes for $1500 at authorized dealers. They can’t discount, but they can offer more freebies with it. At the moment, B&H Photo includes a $200 B&H Photo Gift Card with it, along with 4% promotional rewards, which is a decent amount, because, according to my abacus, 4% of $1500 = $60 in promotional rewards. So you have $260~ to spend in future B&H purchases… The freebies do not end there, you also get a free digital download of the ON1 Effects 10 software, and if you don’t hate mail-in rebates with an unparalleled passion, you can triple the original warranty from Panasonic via mail-in rebate.
Babies eventually grow up. Even lens babies 😉 The Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 lens is currently on sale for $450 with $18 promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Pentax SLR mounts, and the E/NEX, M43rds, Fuji X and Galaxy (ha!) NX mounts. That’s the “(C/N/A/P/E/X/m43/NX)” in the post title
Speaking of Lensbabies, the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic is on sale for $200 with $8 promotional rewards and free shipping at B&H in the above eight mounts, plus Four Thirds.
The Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm goes for $600 at authorized dealers. Some of them are bundling it with free notable accessories. At B&H Photo you get a free Rode Mic GO on-camera microphone and On1 Effects 10 software… At Adorama, you get either a free $100 Adorama Gift Card or a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via mail-in rebate…