The Manfrotto ML120 Pocket-12 LED Light for Micro Four Thirds is currently on sale for $35 with free shipping by Roberts LP thru Amazon. It ships from Roberts LP, so it is not eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping. You can buy as many as you like.
Olympus has a new round of instant savings on various M43rds lenses of their own brand. They are marked with a caramel-y “SALE” sign. They also earn Points as part of the Get Olympus Rewards program. The rewards are on the list price of a lens, not their sale price. For example, 12-40/2.8 lists for $1000, is on sale for $800, but you still earn 1000 rewards points. Some potential questions about their rewards program is answered in their FAQ page.
This particular sale is over but it returns ever few weeks…
The Olympus Outlet Store is offering a 20% off discount on their Outlet items (refurbished with 90 day warranty and 30 day return) when you enter coupon code SUMMER20 over there. Offer ends 6/26/15 at 11:59:59 PM ET.
Now shipping: Panasonic G7 with free Audio-Technica AT8024 mic at $800 (w/14-42) or $1100 (w/14-140)
If you are interested in the Panasonic G7 kits and also want a camera-mount microphone, the Panasonic G7 kits (G7 w/14-42 for $800 or G7 w/14-140 for $1100) are in-stock at Adorama with the orders including a bonus free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount microphone automatically included by Adorama. If you don’t need the AT mic, you can always trade it, gift it, eBay it, etc.
The new Panasonic G7 m43rds camera kits are now in-stock at B&H Photo with the G7 w/14-42 going for $800 and the G7 w/14-140 going for $1100.
If you only want the Panasonic GH3 body only kit, it is currently a closeout special at Adorama bundled with three free items: extra Panasonic battery, 32GB Panasonic Gold SDHC, and 16GB Sandisk Memory Vault with Chronolock. You also earn 4% promotional rewards (= $28).
If you need all three items, B&H Photo is bundling the Panasonic GH3 with the 14mm f2.5 II lens and the 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER OIS lens (black), all together for $1200 with free expedited shipping.
If you are in the middle of long deliberations on whether to get the first generation Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500, B&H Photo has just added a new incentive: the Elite E-M5 w/14-42mm kit also includes a free Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head which goes for $85 on its own (averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 27 customer reviews there). While this promotion is running the free Oben will be included automatically by B&H, you don’t have to add it manually.
The other two E-M5 kits (black or silver, non-Elite) also go for $500 but no free Oben tripod. You can quickly switch between them using the thumbnail navigator over there:
The first generation E-M5 is no longer the “latest model” since Olympus released the all new E-M5 II (second generation) going for $1000 as body only. With twice the price, and that’s before you factor in the 14-42mm lens and Oben tripod, it creates a 2-for-1 trade-off.
Adorama is bundling a $50 Adorama gift certificate, along with 4% promotional rewards ($22~) with the standard Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm kits for $550 in either silver GX7 kit or black GX7 kit. The certificate will be included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running. The countdown clock over there suggests it ends around 6/13/15 at noon ET.
Olympus’s new market-share grabber mirrorless camera, the E-PL6 with the 14-42mm lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 with 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.
Speaking of Olympus M43rds, the E-M5 (first generation) with the 14-42mm continues to do its farewell tour for $500 at B&H Photo. It is available in black, silver and Elite edition. Simply select the appropriate tabs at the aforelinked page (annotated screenshot below).
The Olympus E-M10 body only is going for $450, or $500 with the 14-42mm kit lens at Adorama along with 4% promotional rewards and free expedited shipping. Thanks to one of your readers for the email alert!
Meanwhile the first generation Olympus E-M5 continues its farewell tour, it is gone from Adorama and Amazon itself (typo corrected; new keyboard, hand misalignment), but remains at B&H Photo for $500 with the 14-42mm kit lens in black Elite or silver or black.
If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates but you are fond of the Panasonic GM1, Adorama has a $50 mail-in rebate promotion on the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kits. You can get them for $450 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The PDF of the rebate (promotion 5/18 to 5/30 in 2015) is available over there. All three colors of the GM1 are eligible, and per the PDF form, you can get one of each color for a total of up to three. The mail-in rebate is specific to Adorama, you cannot use it for other retailers.
Panasonic has a new micro four thirds camera available for pre-order today, it is the G7 that starts at $800 with the 14-42 kit lens or $1100 with the 14-140mm lens.
And already (!) there are deals on them. B&H Photo is offering exclusive two lens kits (14-42, 45-150) for $900, while Adorama is offering a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with the $800 G7 w/14-42 kit. Also of note, B&H Photo has a super bundle with the G7, 14-140mm and 14mm lenses and Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1300. These are estimated to ship around mid-to-late June 2015.
Optionally, the G7 pre-orders are also eligible for the Panasonic Bundle Savings. Among the lenses eligible for this combined purchase discount promotion are the 20mm f1.7 II, 25/1.4, 42.5/1.7, 30/2.8, 100-300/4-5.6, and more.
You can find this and other interesting and non-boring cameras and lenses in the Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page. All apologies, no swimsuit edition
PS: if you are not familiar with the Panasonic line-up, this new G7 should not be confused with the older previously released GX7.
More Panasonic Gift Card action at Adorama. The GM1 with the 12-32mm kit is bundled with a $200 Adorama gift certificate for $600 with free shipping, in either the orange camera or the blue camera. Adorama will include the gift certificate in your package automatically while this promotion is running (ends by 5/16/15).
Olympus has three new products in their Micro Four Thirds PRO world available for pre-order right now, two lenses and a new limited edition of the E-M5 II as follows:
Video may have killed the radio star, but you can’t really have video without audio. With that as semi-unnecessary preface, here’s an audio + video sale. Adorama is bundling the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with these 11 digital camera kits (Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, D810, Panasonic GH4, and Sony a7r and a7s).
Hide the syrup, it will ruin this pancake! Adorama is offering the new condition Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens in either silver or black for $300 with free shipping, and 4% promotional rewards and a bonus three year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty.
A new Olympus initiated instant savings promotion brings the Olympus E-M10 with the 14-42mm kits down to $500 at the Olympus USA online store (700 bonus points) and B&H Photo (with 4% rewards) and Adorama (with 4% rewards) and Amazon itself. The body only goes for $450. Meanwhile Willoughby’s thru Amazon has an E-M10 two lens kit for $600 but it may be a Japanese import model
Speaking of Olympus M43rds cameras, the E-M5 (first generation) with the 14-42mm lens continues to do its farewell tour for $500 at B&H Photo.
For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500 with free shipping, available in three different options.
The recently announced for the US market black Olympus E-PL6 with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is now in-stock and ready to ship from Adorama for $300 with free expedited shipping.
Olympus has a new marketshare-grabber mirrorless camera out available for pre-order, with the 14-42mm kit lens, going for $300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. This is an Olympus USA model with Olympus USA warranty.
If you are fond of Japanese models, the white E-PL6 two lens kit (14-42, 40-150) is shipping from Japan for $375+ by various third-party sellers through Amazon. Keep in mind, this is the model for the Japanese market!
PS: we are keeping track of the interesting cameras of 2015 at this reference page at the main blog. Keep in mind, the main blog is no longer a “breaking news alert” website, so new gear is not necessarily added there immediately upon announcement.
Black Magic had a couple of new compact M43rds cameras to show at NAB 2015, and they are now available for pre-order at B&H Photo: the Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera for $1000, and also the Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K for $1300. They have a mid-July release estimate (2015 that is). They also have the Ursa Mini 4K and 4.6K cameras with either EF or PL mounts ranging from $3000 to $5500.