Wednesday: SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Cine for $400, SpyderX Pro, Sirui, YI, Sandisk, Etc

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]…

It is the new condition SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine for the micro four thirds system going for $399 with free US shipping… Only availalbe in M43rds…

The rest of them:

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100

+ SirUI T-2004SK Tripod with G-20KX Ball Head Travel Tripod Kit for $130

+ Studio Essentials 100W LED Monolight 2-Light Kit with Stands and Softboxes for $240

For those shopping from Amazon Germany, they have a Sandisk/WD sale that includes the 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card (UHS-I, V30, U3, C10) going for 26 euro, the 400GB Extreme microSDXC (brown-red) for 62 euro, along with various other storage options…

Among the top ten of the Woot Best Sellers, as of the time of writing, they have the refurbished Logitech K400 wireless (USB dongle, not bluetooth) keyboard with touchpad for $22 [you can also use it on a phone with a USB-A to USB-C dongle). There also continues the Fuji EnviroMAX single-use battery sale, and if you happen to like ABC’s Agents of Shield, the Season 2 BluRay is on sale for just $5. Lola not included!…

Meanwhile Buydig is offering this bundle for $109, it is the YI 4K Action Camera in the rose-gold color-scheme bundled with the YI Action Gimbal 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer. The price you see is the price you pay. There’s no coupon, no mail-in rebate.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm and FREE Accessories [three bundle options] for $598

If the Panasonic full-frame Sirens Call is falling on deaf ears, but you still want a Panasonic mirrorless camera system, you are in luck because as of the time of writing the Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm two-lens kit is on sale for $598 with free US shipping but that’s not all. Some of the retailers are also including free items with it!

+ at B&H Photo the freebies are an RJ shoulder bag, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, a cleaning kit and a 52mm Chiaro UV lens filter

+ at Adorama you have the software-and-accessories kit; the software (Corel Video Art suite) is available in either Mac or PC, so check the appropriate one. The free accessories are a Marantz microphone, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD card, Slinger shoulder bag, two ProOptic lens filters [one for each lens], and a couple of trinkety things (USB 2.0 card reader, cleaning kit]

+ on the other hand, if you don’t need all the extra accessories and software and instead you love Hoya filters, you can get this kit bundled with Hoya NXT Plus HMC MC UV filters (one for each lens) for the same price at Adorama

PS: optionally you can extend the original 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty by e-filing with Panasonic. There’s a PDF at each retailer’s website with the necessary steps…

Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine MF lens for $229 [C/N/E/m43] {ends Tue 10am ET}

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Tuesday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] where they are offering the new condition Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DeClicked Aperture and Follow Focus manual focus lens for $229 with free US shipping in the Canon EF system and Nikon F system. Also on sale for the same price (without the declicked/follow) is this lens in the Sony E and Micro four Thirds systems…

Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $299 [m43 or DS Nikon DX]

Hooray, hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals where they offer the new condition Micro Four Thirds version of the Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $299 with free US shipping!

The daily deal offer is available only in M43rds but when you check for the other variants of the Rokinon 16mm T2.2 lens, we find that as of the time of writing the Cine DS (Nikon DX) is also on sale for $299 with free US shipping, while the non-DS Sony E goes for $349…

But the lens is not alone. There are two more Adorama daily deals as well:

+ Sirui 77mm Nano MC Circular Polarizer Filter, Aluminum Ring for $22

+ NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit with 86mm Enhanced Circular Landscape Polarizer Filter for $85

Monday: Rokinon 12mm f2 for $239 [X] to $249 [m43] to $269 [E]

Prime fans of the Mirrorless World unite and take over! It’s LENS DAY at the B&H Daily Deals [CORRECTED LINK], good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF lens in two colors:
+ black: $239 Fuji X, $249 M43rds, $269 Sony E
+ silver: $249 Fuji X and M43rds [Sony E is regular price]

+ Anker 10,000mAh PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Portable Charger for $20
+ USB-C input and output, as well as USB-A output

+ NanLite MixPad 27 Tunable RGB Hard and Soft LED Panel for $229

+ aStatic microphone things, various options, $39 to $79

UPDATE: Samsung is the theme du jour at the Amazon USA Gold Box where the new condition factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is on sale for $499 (128GB) or $649 (512GB)… Note that the Note 20 will be revealed later this year and has already been leaking like a sieve. The “current model” as of the time of writing is the Note 10… Also on sale are Samsung audio products… Remember, Samsung is now the proud owner of Harman Kardon, JBL, and AKG [among many others]…

Sunday: Bolt TTL flashes [C/N], Tamrac Goblins, Manfrotto Raincover, JBL, Etc [EU: Panasonic GX80 and G70 kits]

Sunday is here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]: as follows:

+ BOLT TTL flashes for $70 each in your choice of Canon or Nikon

+ Tamrac Goblin Lens Pouch 1.2 for $8 in four color options

+ Manfrotto RC-1 Pro Light Video Camera Raincover for Full Size Camcorder / DSLR Rig (Black) for $130
+ just like clothes, the thrifty shopper buys winter camera gear in the summer, and summer camera gear in the winter ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ JBL EON ONE All-In-One Linear Array PA System for $599 after automatic in-cart coupon

For EU shoppers, Amazon Germany is having a Panasonic sale that includes the GX80 with the 12-32mm lens and bag and SD card going for 399 euro-dollars, while the G70 with 14-42 and bag and card goes for 459 euro dollars…

Meanwhile the Best Buy dailies have a 10-inch Lenovo smart display with Google Assistant for $100…

The Adorama daily deal [changes Monday 10am ET] is the new condition Polar Pro Mavic 2 Rugged Case for $20. Drone [obviously] NOT included ๐Ÿ™‚

Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter (EF Lenses to M43 bodies) for $119

Of interest to Canon EF and Micro Four Thirds photographers is the current Adorama daily deal good until Thursday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out]. It is the new condition Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter for Canon EF lenses to go on Micro Four Thirds camera bodies going for $119 with free US shipping… Or you can buy it USED for $89+…

Meanwhile the daily deal all-star show that is the B&H Mega Deal zone continues onwards until 6/25/20, six months before Christmas 2020! Too many items to list here individually, but if I find time, I may shout-out a few of them…

Among the Wednesday Best Buy deals du jour, you can get the new condition 64GB Samsung microSDXC EVO PLUS UHS-I U3 card for $16 with the usual Shutterfly coupon promotion included [$25 store credit or 8×8″ photo book]…

Speaking of Best Buy, they are running a 4-Day Online Sale that runs until Thursday 6/25/20 with “savings in every department”…

And at NewEGG’s, a 256GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC card is bundled with a $50 Nintendo e-shop gift card, all together now for $95 [limit two per customer]…

Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for $315 [ends Tue 10am ET] {also: LIVE-Tweeting Apple WWDC 2020}

While we are waiting for the Apple WWDC 2020 live stream to begin [which I am live-tweeting for fun at @1001noisycamera], we have a camera as the Adorama daily deal which is good until Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

It is the new condition Olympus E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm EZ going for $315 with free US shipping…

Monday: SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.5 for $399 [X/E/m43], Etc

Monday is here and it’s a lens day at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.5 for $399 in your choice of M43rds or Fuji X or Sony E systems

+ Sirui T-1004SK T-S Aluminum Travel Tripod for $68 after $12 mail-in rebate

+ IndiPRO 2 x Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion V-Mount Batteries with Dual Battery Charger Kit (RED Compatible) for $449

+ DraCast LED180 Mobile Broadcast Kit for $109

+ SaraMonic VmicLink5 RX+TX Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Microphone System with Bodypack Transmitter and Lavalier Mic (5.8 GHz) for $129

+ reusable face mask kits, seven options, $19 to $23 per kit

Lots of small things of potential interest at the Best Buy Monday 6/22/20 daily deals:

+ 32GB Sandisk Cruzer USB 2.0 flash drive for $6.50
+ Philips Hue smart lightbulbs
+ car power adapter splitter for $8
+ $30 nice-looking coffee machine with visible water reservoir

And under “Clearance/Sellout” at Woot’s dailies there’s the new condition Force1 U34W Dragonfly Wi-Fi FPV Camera Drone going for $55, up to three per customer, with a 90-day Woot warranty…

In the EU market, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition DJI Osmo Action Cam Digital Action Camera for $269 with up to three per customer at the sale price…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary w/FREE Tiffen UV for $289 [E/m43/EF-M]

Prime time for fans of Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and Canon EF-M, the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is on sale for $289 with free US shipping and a free 52mm Tiffen UV filter at B&H Photo as part of their OPTIC deals…

SLR Magic 50mm T1.4 MicroPrime Cine for $429 [M43]

The one day I forgot to check the Adorama daily deal and it’s a lens! It’s the new condition SLR Magic 50mm T1.8 MicroPrime Cine going for $429 with free US shipping in the Micro Four Thirds system. Offer ends on Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

Monday: SLR Magic 25/T0.95 III for $369 [m43], SmallHD, G-Tech, Etc

Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals and a fast lens at that! Offers expire 11:59pm ET Monday 6/1/20 or earlier for any that sells out ahead of its designated expiration time…

+ SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 HyperPrime Cine III Lens for $369 in Micro Four Thirds
+ a lens tempting enough to get you to buy a M43rds camera body? Details at 11!

+ Smith-Victor SmartLED Spectrum Bi-Color LED Light with RGB for $90

+ E-Image EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod for $169

+ Small HD Focus Bolt options, $750 to $1400

+ G-Tech G-Drives / G-RAIDS, eight options, further discounted by automated in-cart coupon

+ Sachtler Heavy Duty Harness for $69

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET) is the new condition Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Kit – Godox AD200 Pro for $299 with free US shipping…

Samyang/Rokinon 85mm 1.4 MF lenses start at $248 [m43], $259 [X, K], $269 [Z], Etc

IF the new $399 Rokinon 85mm f1.4 II manual focus lenses do not tempt you and you want to optimize for a lower price, $269 is what it takes to get into the new condition Samyang 85mm f1.4 MF lens with the Nikon Focus Confirm

The other Samyang and Rokinon 85mm f1.4 options [look for them in the aforelinked search results]:

+ M43rds for $248
+ Pentax K mount and Fuji X for $259
+ Nikon Z for $269
+ Sony E for $299
+ Canon RF for $319
+ the search results also include the Auto Focus (AF) lenses which obviously cost double or more

I know, I know, it is 2020, some of you will argue, there’s no way I’m dealing with Manual Focus Lenses in 2020. Next thing you’re gonna tell me to buy a Huawei P40 phone and spend 20 hours every single frakking week hunting for new hacks and loopholes to run Google Play on them ๐Ÿ˜‰

And you would be right if your typical subject matter or your style of photography requires autofocus. But a lot of things don’t move at all, others move in predictable ways, and in these COVID-stressful times there’s a certain level of relaxation and grounding when you use manual focus. And in some ways, it forces you to pay closer attention to the scene you are photographing…

Pre-order new Rokinon 14/2.8 II and 85/1.4 II Manual Focus Lenses [C/N/E/X/m43/EF-M]

Rokinon fans, unite and take over! Rokinon lenses are now old enough that we have “II” models, and two new “II” primes are now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo as follows:

+ 85mm f1.4 II for $399 in Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fuji X, Canon EF-M, M43

+ 14mm f2.8 II for $499 in Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fuji X, Canon EF-M, M43

These are manual focus lenses. Try finding a 85/1.4 for this price for Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony of any kind

Panasonic G7 Two Lens Kit with Extras for $598

All along the Micro Four Thirds Tower, we have a new offer! B&H Photo is offering this Panasonic G7 bundle for $598 with free US shipping. This includes the G7 camera with the 14-42 and 45-150mm lenses along with the option to triple the original 1-year warranty by filing paperwork with Panasonic [the Bureaucrats Rule the World!]

But that’s not all, you also get some free accessories included automatically in the bundle from B&H. So in total, you get:

  • Panasonic G7 camera with 14-42 and 45-200 lenses
  • 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SD card
  • RJ 34 DSLR shoulder bag
  • Chiaro filter
  • Sensie cleaning kit
  • option to triple original 1-year warranty via paperwork (PDF file on their site has the details)

12% off select Olympus and Panasonic gear with KEH coupon [ends Tue PM]

Good until Tuesday 4/28/20 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code OP4A (O = Olympus, P = Panasonic) gets you 12% off select Olympus and Panasonic camera gear. As usual, restrictions apply (no NEW, no “Used – Like New”), no Panasonic L-system. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

Speaking of KEH, if you want to sell KEH your own gear with a KEH-Quote price of $500+, KEH will send them [*] to pickup your send-to-KEH box from your door for FREE. You can get to $500+ with multiple items or one item…

PS: by “them” I mean FedEx, UPS or some other similar type of service…

Rokinon Cine DS Six Lens Kit for $2399 [C/N/E/m43]

If you are fond of the Rokinon Cine DS lenses and you are ready to commit to them, and if you have either a Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony E or Micro Four Thirds system, these six-packs of Cine lenses are on sale for each system for $2399 at B&H Photo

Of the six lenses, four of them at T1.5: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85m, while the 14mm is T3.1 and the 135mm is T2.2…

Still Good: Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 f3.5-5.6 II R for $299 [expires 4/17 at 10am ET]

UPDATE 4/12/20 at 00:15am ET this offer is good until 4/17/20 at 10am eastern, giving you play of time to research and compare the camera [or earlier if sold out]…

UPDATE 4/10/20 at 12:45pm ET as of this recheck, the $299 price continues!

Woohoo! It’s a camera day at the Adorama daily deal, you can get the new condition Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens for $299 with free US shipping. This is good for the black color scheme (aforelinked) but also the silver color scheme

Optionally, when you click on the “Special Offer Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $345!” link, you have options to get a combined purchase discount of this camera kit with various Sigma and Rokinon M43rds lenses…

This is a great deal given the price and it will expire on Friday at 10am eastern OR earlier for either color option that may sell out ahead of its expiration time.

NOTE that orders will ship April 17+ in 2020 after Adorama returns from the Passover Holiday…

$70 OFF SLRMagic MagicPrime Cine T: $429 to $529 [X/E/m43]

If you feel like today’s lenses are so big they block out the Pink Super Moon, then you may mayhaps be potentially interested in considering considering the SLR Magic MicroPrimes. And what a coincidence, they are currently on a $70 OFF instant savings promotion at B&H Photo.

The promotion drops the prices as follows:

+ $429: Cine 12mm T2.8, 15mm T3.5

+ $529: Cine 18mm T2.8, 21mm T1.6, 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2, 75mm T1.5

The lenses are available in the Sony E, and Fuji X and to a lesser extend for Micro Four Thirds. Note that the 50mm is a T1.4 for M43rds, but T1.2 for the two APS-C systems. A total of 19 options are available…

Pre-order Olympus E-M5 III with 12-45mm f4 ED PRO for $1599

If you are looking to jump into the promise and premise of “more compact than before” in the E-system, Olympus has created a new zoom kit based on the Olympus E-M5 III. It is the camera bundled with the Olympus 12-45mm f4 ED PRO lens (which currently goes for $649 on its own), all together for $1599 available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. The E-M5 III body only on its own goes for $999. All three official E-M5 III kits include the Olympus FL-LM3 flash. This kit too is available in the two usual color schemes (black, silver-black)… The shipping estimate is currently early June 2019…

PS: the “Raiders edition” is not likely unless the Raiders win three Superbowls in a row ๐Ÿ™‚

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