Panasonic GH5 body only for $1398 w/FREE Next Day Shipping

IF of all the M43rds and other assorted mirrorless cameras out there it is the new condition Panasonic GH5 body only the one you want, you can get it for $1398 with free next day shipping in the USA. Offer ends 3/28/20. As usual, you can triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic (PDF with the details is at the aforelinked B&H product page)…

Optionally, when you click on the “Build Bundle” button, you are presented with various combined purchase offers. One of them is a lens, the Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f1.7 and getting them together gets you a $200 off combined purchase discount. The other options include software, camera bags, and a $150 off combined purchase discount on the Panasonic DMW-BGGH5 battery grip…

20% off Reconditioned products w/GetOlympus coupon [ends Tue 11:59pm ET]

Good until Tuesday 3/24/20 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code SPRING20 gets you 20% off on certified reconditioned products at the Get Olympus website. New condition products are not eligible for the coupon. The usual restrictions/limitations apply…

M43rds: DZOfilm 10-24mm T2.9 Parfocal Cinema Style Zoom Lens for $1500 (ends Thur 10am ET)

The current Adorama daily deal (ends Thursday 10am ET or earlier if sold out) is the new condition DZOFilm 10-24mm T2.9 Parfocal Cinema Style Zoom Lens for the Micro Four Thirds system going for $1500 with free US shipping.

Thursday: Olympus E-M5 II with 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens for $699

Surprise surprise, the headliner Best Buy daily deals for Thursday 1/30/20 is a mirrorless camera! That’s right, for $699 you can get the Olympus E-M5 II body bundled with the Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens, a “zoomy” entry-point into the M43rds system for the curious-zoomers. The lens will be included automatically by Best Buy while this promotion is running…

And if you want to literally yet digitally sift through the bargain bins, Woot is having another Bargain Bin sale with virtual bins starting at $5+ and topping at $50+…

On the other side of the pond, for a limited time, Amazon Germany is having a two-item Sony sale, the 18-105mm f4 OSS lens going for 419 euro, while the RX 100 Mark IV rawsumer going for 896 euro.

12% off Olympus and Panasonic with KEH Camera coupon [ends Wedn PM]

It is an Oly-Pan 3-day promotion at KEH Camera. Good until Wednesday 1/22/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code OP1A (OP the letters as in Olympus, Panasonic) gets you 12% off Olympus and Panasonic gear. As usual, “NEW” and “Used – Like New” gear are excluded from this promotion. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon and you can test the coupons without login/signup…

PS: speaking of KEH Camera, and unrelated to the above coupon promotion, they also have a page where they list recent arrivals at KEH. KEH being a used camera dealer, recent arrivals does not mean new releases. Especially of interest for hard(er) to find gear because let’s face it, the world is full of 18-55mm kit lenses and 50mm primes ๐Ÿ™‚

Tue: Kipon Ibelux and Iberit lenses (mirrorless), Etc

HoorAY, Tuesday too is a lens day at the B^H daily deals with four items one of which are Kipon Ibelux primes for mirrorless systems. You can find them all at the aforelinked daily deals page. They are:

+ Ibelux 40mm f0.85 for $1000 in your choice of M43rds or Sony E or Fuji X

+ Iberit 35mm f2.4 for $278 in Fuji X
+ the other options are not on sale

+ Iberit 50mm f2.4 for $200 in Fuji X
+ the other mounts are not on sale

+ Studio Essentials 100W LED Monolight
for $130

+ also Auray mic filter and Roland video processor

In-Stock and with Freebies: Panasonic G9 for $998

Micro Four Thirds shooters of the world, unite and take over! The Panasonic G9 body only is not only in-stock for $998 at B&H Photo, it is also bundled with three useful freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Camera Bag, and Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)…

At Adorama, the only option that is currently in-stock is the G9 body only with Vanguard combo going for $998, and the freebie include the aforementioned Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card and various trinkets…

At Amazon it is in-stock but there are no freebies (other than the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon VISA or store credit card)..

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and Extras for $448

On the Micro Four Thirds front, the Panasonic G85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses is currently down to $448 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon… Both B&H and Adorama include a variety of freebies with the camera, including memory cards, bags and filters (and trinkets of course)… Sale ends by 11/30/19 at 11:59pm ET…

Thursday (EU): Olympus Sale: E-M10 II, E-PL9 and Tough TG-6

For those of you shopping in the EU, among the Amazon Germany Gold Box deals for Thursday 11/28/19, Black Friday Eve, also known as Thanksgiving Day, there is an Olympus camera sale featuring:

+ E-PL9 with 14-42 pancake for 417 euro in three colors

+ Tough TG-6 for 369 euro in two colors

+ E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for 455 euro in two color schemes
+ 2-lens kit with 40-150 as well for 540 euro

Friday (EU): Panasonic GX880, G70, TZ71, Sandisk Storage, 1-YR Lightroom CC

For the Europeanly inclined, Amazon Germany has began their Black Friday Week of deals and among today’s offerings they have of camera and photo direct interest:

+ Panasonic TZ71 compact zoom for 179 euro (silver color scheme) or 186 (black)

+ Panasonic G70 with 14-42 for 388 euro, with kit extras for 399

+ Panasonic GX880 with 12-32 for 340

+ the M43rs cameras also get a 25 euro promotional credit from Amazon that will be added to your account 30 days after purchase but no earlier than January 2nd in (Happy New Year already) 2020

+ 1-year 1TB Adobe Lightroom CC plan for 80 euro

+ Sandisk Storage sale including:
+ 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC for 15
+ 64GB Extreme microSDXC for 10
+ 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive for 26
+ 128GB flash drive USB 3.0 for 15
+ Ultra microSD for 23~ (200GB), 33 (256GB), 50 euro (400GB)
+ the 200GB wins bang for the buck euro

+ Eastpak bag sale, many options, no camera-dedicated bags but various backpacks, travelers, messengers, etc

Wedn: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f0.95 (M43) for $299, DraCast, Dell Vostro, EdelKrone, Porta Brace, Etc [UPDATED]

It’s not a bird, it’s a lens at the B&H Photo daily deals for Wednesday 11/20/19 until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f0.95 for Micro Four Thirds for $299 in your choice of black or silver

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Bi-Color Light for $119

+ Porta Brace PB-2500E Hard Case without Foam (Blue) for $60

+ EdelKrone StandONE All-Terrain Foldable Camera Stand for $100

+ Dell Vostro 3470 Small Custom B&H desktop PC configurations, four options, $300 to $465

UPDATE: one of the Woot Computers daily deals is a sale on factory refurbished Viewsonic computer monitors, with 17 options ranging in price from $80 to $295… They come with a 90-day Viewsonic warranty…

UPDATE #2: Amazon is running another Wireless Charging sale featuring wireless chargers (obviously), powerbanks, cables, car related accessories, and more! Participating brands include Belkin, mophie, Powerstation [Robert Palmer NOT included], iOttie, etc…

UPDATE #3: among the NewEgg daily deals you can get the new condition Acer K222HQL bid 21.5″ Full HD 1920×1080 computer monitor (60Hz, 5ms, DVI, HDMI, VGA, EcoDisplay, Adaptive Contrast Management Backlit LED LCD) for $80 with free US shipping.

Panasonic GH5 body (with lots of freebies) drops to $1298

In addition to the previously mentioned G9 discount, Panasonic has also dropped the price of the GH5 body only to $1298 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers (the GH5S goes for $1998):

+ Amazon: no freebies from Amazon itself
+ but if you pay with the Amazon Store Card or Credit Card you get 5% in statement credits and/or cashback depending on the program

+ Adorama offers a handful of freebies, including a CLAR 160 bi-color on-camera LED light, 128GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, two extra Green Extreme batteries, a charger plate, a photo video bag, Marantz Audio scope microphone, Corel Pinnacle and more (a total of 14 freebies)
+ they have more freebie bundles, scroll down to find them all in the GH5 search results over there

+ B&H Photo offers a free Rode microphone or a more conventional set of freebies (Sandisk Extreme, extra battery, bag)

At authorized dealers, you have the option to extend the initial 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty. But it does not happen automatically, you have to do some homework. Enticements to get people to register and such…

Panasonic G9 body with extras drops to $998

Just a week after our post, thanks to our reader “O” for the alert, we have the Panasonic G9 body only with various freebies dropping $200, now going for $998 at various authorized Panasonic USA dealers such as:

+ B&H Photo: 32GB Sandisk Extreme, RJ shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020)

+ Adorama: 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Lowepro 160 II, extra battery, various other trinkets

+ UPDATE: Adorama has another bundle for the same price that includes the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead, along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and trinkets

+ various at Amazon (Amazon itself does not offer freebies, but some of the various 3rd-party sellers over there offer freebies for the same price)…

Panasonic G9 with Extras for $1200

If of all the Micro Four Thirds cameras out there it is the Panasonic G9 body-only the one you want, it is now down to $1200 with extra freebies offered at B&H Photo (32GB Sandisk Extreme, RJ shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020) and Adorama (32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Lowepro 160 II, extra battery, various other trinkets) and by various at Amazon (Amazon itself does not offer freebies, but some of the various 3rd-party sellers over there offer freebies for the same price)…

And if purchased from an authorized Panasonic dealer, you can file the paperwork to extend the stingy 1-year manufacturer warranty to a more workable 3-year warranty. This does not happen automatically, there’s PDFs and more…

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $290 [limited time]

For a limited time only, the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 R II going for $290 with free US shipping. This is available in either the black or silver color schemes…

OPTIONALLY, under “Special Offer: Create Your Bundle” you get combined purchase discounts by adding
M43rds lenses to your order from various other 3rd-party lens makers. For example, you can add the Mitakon 25mm f0.95 for +$240. Other brands participating are 7artisans, KamLan, and Venus Laowa…

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and 45-150 and GorillaPod and 64GB Extreme and Marantz Mic and more for $498

For a limited time only, as their latest “snapshot deal”, Adorama is offering this Panasonic G7 two-lens kit bundle for $498 with free US shipping. For that you get:

+ Panasonic G7 camera
+ Panasonic 14-42mm and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses
+ Joby GorillaPod 3K kit
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card
+ Marantz condenser microphone
+ two ProOptic UV filters (one for each lens)
+ extra 3rd-party battery from Green Extreme
+ last (and least) the obligatory cleaning kit
+ see them all at Adorama

STRATEGERY
Even if you don’t want/need everything included, these can be handy if you are making photography-related gifts this holiday season. You can gift or bundle some of the things you don’t need in other people’s gifts (eg GorillaPod, microphone, lenses, memory card). And for those silly $5 office gift swap things, generously offer them the cleaning kit ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thursday: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 (C/N/E/X/m43)

Party on Wayne! It’s lens day at the Halloween B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for $149 in your choice of DSLR systems (Canon EF or Nikon F) and Mirrorless systems (Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Eight Sixths)
+ NOTE: some of other mounts shown at the aforelinked individual products remain at $199 and are not participating in the sale (Pentax K, Sony A, Canon EF-M)

+ SirUI N-2204X Carbon Fiber Tripod for $200

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom 4 x 5.65″/4 x 4″ Ultra Lightweight 2-Stage Clip-On Matte Box for $249
+ despite the name, there’s no Vitamin C and no orange color ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Core SWX Powerbase EDGE Battery for Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K & 6K for $179

Friday: Olympus E-M5 II with 25mm f1.8 lens for $899

Look at that! A second actual real camera offered as a daily deal this week! This time around it is at the Best Buy dailies, it is a bundle of a lens and camera, the new condition Olympus E-M5 II body only includes the Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens for FREE, all together going for $899 with free shipping or free store pickup where possible.

The free lens is mentioned when you locate the tiny “Free item with purchase A $399.99 value” line in the ever-so-chaotic product pages… The E-M5 II on its own goes for $899 in new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers… Best Buy alone has open-box options (for the E-M5 II body only; no free lens) starting at $540 (some of them may be local store pickup only)…

On the other hand, if you already have the 25mm lens or you want a zoom lens, there’s another E-M5 II kit bundled with the 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens, sold as the “weatherproof kit” for $999 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo

Meanwhile on the USED front, at B&H Photo they have a condition 7 body-only used E-M5 II body only starting at $390, while KEH Camera prices start at $432 in “BGN” (bargain) condition and with a 180-day warranty…

NOTE however that the E-M5 III is scheduled to roll out around Black Friday 2019 (current release estimate is November 21st), but the starting price is $1199 for the body only (eg Amazon)…

Tuesday: Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm for $498

Finally it happened! An actual real camera is featured among the Amazon USA deals of the day. It is the new condition Panasonic G7 two lens kit with the 14-42mm and 45-150mm lenses offered for $498 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself, with up to three kits per customer at the sale price. Sale ends on Wednesday at 3am ET or earlier if sold out.

The sale price is good for the black or the silver color scheme. Not sure if the limit three is per color or total.

Of course there are many and more options in the world of M43rds these days, especially if you factor in used and refurbished and grey-market options in the mix ~ that’s a fun headache to have ๐Ÿ™‚

If you pay with an Amazon store card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you will get a 5% statement credit (depending on whatever promotion your card is on).

If you don’t have either of those cards, pay attention to the Amazon product page and the promotional mini-banners up top. They usually run either 0% financing promotions (usually for the store card) or $XX off for the Chase VISA card. I’m currently seeing a $60 off promotion on the Chase VISA card but the amount may vary depending on the time of the day you check, and who knows what other factors the Amazon AI Price Bots use to decide what to offer to who(m) and when…

Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $700 after coupon

A rare occasion, a snapshot deal at Adorama that requires a coupon code! The subject of the deal is the new condition Panasonic G85 two-lens kit (with the 12-60 and 45-200 lenses) going for $698 after entering coupon code ADPAN2019 in their shopping cart. This is a limited time offer but I don’t know the exact expiration time!

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $349 [three colors]

If you are looking for a small and affordable new-condition entry-point into the world of Micro Four Thirds, for a limited time, as one of their snapshot deals, Adorama is offering the Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $349 with free expedited US shipping in your choice of black, brown or white color scheme. You also earn 4% promotional rewards.

Friday (EU): Ten Samyang Primes, Seven Tamron Zooms, 20+ Printers, Panasonic GX800 w/12-32, Etc

And now something with the pre-Brexit sufferers! Among the Friday Amazon Germany gold-box deals du jour there is a Tamron and Samyang lens sale with a number of Rollei-branded camera accessories (including one action cam and a 3-axis gimbal] on sale as well as a lone camera, the Panasonic GX800 with 12-32mm going for 320 euro. There’s also a few Panasonic camcorders.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, there’s ten Samyang primes, seven Tamron zooms [maybe they divided the lens turf for this daily deal], and there’s a Wallimex 14mm f2.8 for 259 euro hiding in their mix.

When you scroll further into the amazon.de gold box you will also find a big printer sale. Again too many to list here individually, there are over 20 printers from different brands (Canon, HP, Epson, Kyocera [lasers]) along with various inks and photo-papers. Some of the options are bundles of the above.

Panasonic Instant Savings promotions (GH5S, DC-S1, ZS100)

B&H Photo is currently running a few limited time Panasonic Instant Savings promotions as follows:

+ GH5S body only with Rode VideoMic Pro microphone and extra Watson battery for $1997

+ DC-S1 full frame mirrorless body only for $2198
+ DC-S1 with 24-105mm for $3098
+ free V-Log Upgrade software key

+ DC-S1R body for $2998
+ DC-S1R with 24-105 for $3898

+ ZS100 superzoom with the Panasonic Travel kit (charger and battery), 32GB Sandisk SD card and camera pouch for $448

With all the Panasonics above, you can optionally extended the standard 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty by following the steps required by Panasonica…

Kamlan 28mm f1.4 MF lens for $150 [various systems]

For about three days and change (as of the time of writing of this blog post), Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus lens for $150 with free US shipping in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds or Canon EF-M.

These will ship in mid-September from the vendor. The listing does not mention warranty, so assume there is none.

YI M1 with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 for $150 [m43]

OF interest mayhaps to the curious and the adventurous and the reviewers, Amazon has the YI M1 with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 micro four thirds camera going for $150 with free shipping. Do read the reviews at Amazon and elsewhere as there are plenty of issues and trade-offs with this camera. $150 or not, if someone buys it as a “daily driver” type of a camera and they don’t know of the issues, they may be in for a rude awakening…

PS: Prime Day is over, the Amazon deals we mention from now on are for everyone ~ unless otherwise indicated (on occasion they have some Prime-only offers, and I will be mentioning that explicitly ~ just like during Prime Days 2019)…

Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R M.Zuiko for $100

Woot is running yet another Garage sale, and among the Electronics garage items you can find the new condition Olympus 40-150mm f4-5.6R M.Zuiko micro.four.thirds lens in the silver.color.scheme going for $100 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 calendar-day flat for non-members. It comes with a 1-year Olympus warranty…

The aforementioned sale also includes the previously-mentioned Zeikos Deluxe Medium Hard-Shell Camera-Case going for $28 with the same shipping terms/fees as above… There’s also a Canon NB-6H battery going for $20, and the BB-8 Droid with Force Band for $56…

NOTE also that Woot is celebrating its birthday and there are various sale-a-brations happening over there this week… Among other things, they are planning on selling 15,000 “Boxes of Crap” aka BOCs…

Pre-order new Olympus MC-20 2X TeleConverter for $430

Olympus fans, it is time to convert your wallet cash to a converter lens ๐Ÿ˜‰ The new Olympus MC-20 2X teleconverter lens is now available for pre-ordering for $430 at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama among others… Lens compatibility in the aforelinked listings… This is a M43rds, aka M.Zuiko product…

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C mirrorless lens for $139 [limited time]

Good for another day and change, Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C lens for $139 with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty from Kamlan. It is available in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds and Canon EOS-M.

Orders will ship in mid-July 2019 from the vendor. Massdrop has sold over 430 units so far from their listings per the website over there…

Sunday: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $100 [m43]

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm central time, Woot Electronics is offering the new condition Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in the silver color scheme for $100 with a 1-year Olympus warranty. Limit up to ten per customer [that’s what they are all getting for Christmas, after they received budget M43rds cameras the year before]. Shipping is free for Prime members (you have to connect your Prime and Woot accounts ~ a one time activity) or $6 flat for non-members…

Tuesday: Olympus PEN-F body only for $680

The dream of the PEN digital camera is alive at Woot until 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) on May 14 in 2019. It is the new condition Olympus PEN-F body only, in the black color scheme, going for $680 with free US shipping for Prime members (or $6 flat shipping) and it comes with a 1-year Olympus warranty. You can buy up to ten per customer at the sale price.

Speaking of daily deals, the Best Buy daily deals are headlined by another variant of the Sandisk sale, featuring a total of 24 products, a mix of WD and Sandisk, including the 128GB Extreme PLUS SDXC (or microSDXC) for $30 each

Sony 12mm f2 NCS CS MF for $249 [E/X/m43/EF-M]

For a limited time, Adorama is having a flash sale on the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF manual focus lens going for $249 with free US shipping in the Sony E, Fuji X, M43rds and Canon EF-M in the black color scheme. Additionally, the Sony E version is also on sale for $249 in the silver color while, while the silver Fuji X and M43rds go for $20 more…

Speaking of Adorama, they are having a limited time Studio/Lighting gear sale of their house brands (along with a few name brands like iKAN) for the weekend…

Wedn (EU): Canon and Sony and M43rds and more camera sale

Amazon Germany decided to continue their Gold Box Spring Sale until Thursday instead of its previous ending of Monday. The Wednesday group of daily deals includes a Canon and Sony camera sale among other things:

+ Canon camera sale
+ 80D with 18-135 for 1125 euro
+ M50 body for 495 euro
+ M50 with lens for 585 euro
+ M50 two lens kit for 720
+ XC10 4K professional camcorder for 1420
+ G9 X II for 313 to 323
+ G7 X II for 473
+ also superzooms and camcorders

+ Sony and Friends camera sale
+ Sony a6500 body for 1055
+ Sony HX90 superzoom for 249
+ Sony RX100 III w/selfie grip for 499
+ various Sony and Sigma and Olympus lenses
+ Olympus E-PL9 with kit lens for 539
+ Panasonic G70 with kit lens for 429
+ Panasonic TZ58 superzoom for 149
+ camcorders

Among the other sales, it’s the return of the PC Gaming sale featuring many accessories, from keyboards/mice to headsets to mics and audio. There’s LEGOs and cat food and Fire tablets and coffee machines and various kitchen-y things of all sizes…

Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 for $560 [MD]

Massdrop is back on again with a new lens offering. It is the new condition Olympus M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 lens offered for $560 with free US shipping. International shipping appears to hover around $10 but I can’t check all the countries in the universe ๐Ÿ™‚

There is no mention of warranty in the listing, and this is the international version of the lens. In other words, a grey market from the perspective of the US market.

The offer runs for the next seven days (from posting time) and will get shipping in mid-to-late April 2019 by Massdrop

In new condition at authorized Olympus USA dealers this goes for $1000 (eg B&H, Adorama). Used prices start at $559 in condition “V” at Adorama

Kamlan 28mm f1.4 MF lens for $150 [X/E/m43/EF-M]

If you are a fan of mirrorless systems and manual focus prime lenses, the Kamlan 28mm F1.4 is currently offered for $150 at the Massdrop website for the next five days and change. This is available in four different mirrorless systems, Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M.

Orders will ship in mid-April 2019. The product description has no mention of a warranty, so assume there is none. Shipping is free in the US. International shipping is around $5, with the exact amount depending on individual countries and regions. A prime lens is not that hard to ship after all ๐Ÿ™‚

International Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO ED for $880 + S&H

If you are comfortable getting a PRO lens without a manufacturer warranty, Massdrop is offering for the next two days and change [from blog-posting time] the new condition Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO ED M.Zuiko lens for $880 plus shipping which is under $10 for the US zipcodes I tried and varying around $20 depending on country.

There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is no warranty. This is the international version of the lens. This is how they explain it on their page.

The orders will be shipped in mid-April of 2019 by Massdrop…

Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS MF for $249 [E/m43] or $269 [X/EF-M]

Adorama is running a limited time promotion [they call them “snapshot deals”] on the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF lens for $249 in the silver color scheme in the Sony E and Micro Four Thirds systems and $269 in the Fuji X and Canon M systems. Meanwhile the black color scheme goes for $269 with free shipping in all four aforementioned systems…

Panasonic GH4 with 12mm f12 3D for $729

More mirror-nyet action from the Adorama curated daily deals, this time we move to the Land of Panasonic where the new condition Panasonic GH4 with 12mm f12 3D lens is going for $729 with free shipping. That’s just $30 more than the body only, so you are getting the Panasonic 12mm 3D lens for just $30 more. That’s of course assuming you want/need this f12 3D novelty lens…

Panasonic GH4 with 12.5mm f12 for $748

Grab your e-wallets! Another one of the Adorama Featured Holiday Deal of the day for Monday DEC-10-2018 is the new condition Panasonic GH4 with 12.5mm f12 lens going for $748 with free shipping. This kit is currently less than the GH4 body only! This is a limited time offer.

Last Call: 20% off Olympus Outlet w/coupon

Good until 11:59pm ET on Cyber Monday, the Olympus Outlet store [CORRECteD LINK] is offering 20% off when you enter coupon code CYBERSAVINGS over there. This is only on reconditioned/refurbished items which is what their Outlet store has. The Olympus store offers a 90-day Olympus USA warranty on the reconditioned products they sell. Free shipping with orders of $50+. They are not famous for fast shipping so if you cutting it too short for a date or deadline, keep that in mind…

SLR Magic 8mm f4 for $129 [m43]

Budget prime time for Micro Four Thirds shooters now! The new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens is currently on sale for $129 at B&H Photo as part of their SLR Magic sale and also at Adorama… You see, Canon and Nikon don’t have all the lenses ๐Ÿ™‚

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and Extras for $498

UPDATE: this is no longer available for $450… without any extra freebies, marketplace seller Camera Mall fulfilled by Amazon is offering this for $448 for a limited time…

If you are looking for a “take pictures with” kit to get a foothold into the M43rds system or if you simply need another camera and a couple of lenses, the Panasonic GX85 two lens kit with the 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses is on sale for $498 with free shipping. But that’s not at all. For the same price, at Adorama you also get the Corel software, a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD, a ProOptic and Vivitar filters, a Lowepro bag and other freebies…

Other sets of freebies for $498 are offered by 3rd-party sellers at Amazon and B&H Photo (two choices of freebie bundles)….

PS: for more Panasonic action, check their latest instant savings promotions at Adorama and also at B&H Photo

Panasonic GH5 Body with Extras for $1500

The Panasonic GH5 body only is bundled with various freebies for $1500 at select Panasonic USA dealers. At B&H Photo there are two options with freebies, one of which includes the V-Log activation code… At Adorama there are multiple options with freebies… At Amazon only 3rd-party sellers are bundling freebies for the same price of $1500…

For more action, check our previously mentioned Panasonic instant savings promotion, nicely organized at B&H Photo

Olympus E-M5 II with 14-150/4-5.6 II for $999

Olympus has chosen the E-M5 II mirrorless camera to be the subject of some early Black Friday action. The E-M5 II body only is now down to $799 with free shipping while the E-M5 II bundled with the 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens is going for just $200 more, for $999. Not bad for a zoom lens that goes for on $500 its own…

See both the E-M5 II body-only and the “with 14-150” options at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

Panasonic Instant Savings sale (39 options)

B&H Photo has also launched a new Panasonic Instant Savings promotion featuring a total of 39 items, a mix of lenses, cameras and camcorders including:

+ FZ1000 superzoom for $500
+ 100-400mm f4-6.3 POWER O.I.S.for $1600
+ 35-100/2.8 II POIS for $1000
+ GX90 with 12-60 for $900

+ some are eligible for 4% promotional rewards
+ option to triple original warranty available for most of them [but you must take action for this to happen; it won’t happen automatically]

Olympus E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 PRO and 4% rewards for $1998

It’s not a two lens kit this time, but it is a camera + lens bundle. For M43rds users, B&H Photo is bundling the Olympus E-M1 II with the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens, together for ever for $1998. You also get 4% promotional rewards, and with a price like this, that means you’ll have $80 to spend in future B&H purchases…

Starts Sunday 12:01am ET: Olympus Holiday Deals

This is a heads-up! Starting at 12:01am eastern time on SUNDAY, the Olympus Holiday Deals of 2018 will be launched at B&H Photo. The sale prices will be adjusted when the sales go live but you can use the link to scout which products will be offered…

Used Panasonic GH2 body for 247 euro

If you feel like taking a photographic-camera-trip down memory lane, Amazon Germany’s Warehouse Deals have one units available of the good old Panasonic GH2 body only offered for 247 euro. This is sold by marketplace seller “Camera Club” (99%, 1946 ratings in last 12 months) with Prime-like shipping. Per the listing, this comes with a 12-month warranty, and the camera has just over 2000 clicks. The condition is “Used – Very Good” and they have a detailed description over there…

Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO for $1000 [m43]

A bright prime temptation for micro four thirds users, as the 25mm f1.2 PRO micro four thirds lens is on sale for a limited time for $1000 at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo (with 4% promotional rewards) and Amazon itself (limit three; 5% back for Prime credit card holders) and Adorama (4% reward but currently on back-order) and the official Get Olympus store

EU deals: YI M1 two lens kit (12-40, 42.5/1.8) for 380 euro

The YI M1 micro four thirds two lens kit with the 12-40mm zoom and the 42.5mm f1.8 prime lens can be yours for 380 euro from Amazon Germany in your choice of black color scheme or the silver color scheme for 380 euro after a 20 euro OFF click-on coupon at the product page. For EU residents, VAT is included and no additional customs are collected. Outside the EU, it depends on your location situation…

PS: speaking of M43rds and the EU, the previously mentioned used Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm for 255 euro continues to be available at Amazon Germany Warehouse Deals.

Of course there are many and more M43rds choices these days, current and older models, new and used and refurbished, so it can be a bit of a headache if one is trying to find an entry-point or a starter-camera into the system…

Now shipping: Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $150 [C/N/S/X/m43]

B&H Photo has scored an exclusive and it is now shipping, it is the new condition Nissin i400 TTL Flash going for $150 each with free shipping in your choice of Sony, Nikon, M43rds, Fuji and Canon systems. I’m personally holding out for the Pentax Q option ^_^