To the land of the Micro Four Thirds we return, where Adorama is offering the Panasonic GX7 with the 14-42mm and a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) for $597 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme.
For more action, check the latest Adorama featured sales.
The “Olympus Portrait Kit” (Micro Four Thirds) currently breaks down as getting the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for FREE when you purchase the Olympus 75mm f1.8. The 75mm on its own goes for $900, and so does the Portrait kit. Meanwhile the 45mm f1.8 on its own goes for $324. You also get 4% promotional rewards on the bundle (about $36 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo. The same price is available by various at Amazon but you don’t get 4% rewards. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store Card, you get 5% cashback on the credit account [see Prime benefits].
If you can resist the $2000 Panasonic GH5 siren song, the Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 Adorama gift card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at Adorama. Or instead of the $200 gift card, they offer other other freebies. This is part of their WPPI specials.
Or if you are comfortable with imported grey-market, you can get it for $918 by Eagle Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon (no gift card obviously).
As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, the price returned to $1100…
The Olympus Pen-F body only is currently on sale for $918 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to five units per color per customer in either the silver Pen-F color scheme or the black Pen-F color scheme.
This lightning deal expired…
In the Gold Box good until 2:35pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the Metz MZ 36352OPL 36 AF-5 4/3rds TTL Flash Mode for Digital Olympus/Pana/Leica Cameras going for
$126~ with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon herself. The price before the sale was $140 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule.
For a limited time, the Olympus E-M5 II body is bundled with the Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens and $40~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) at Adorama in the black E-M5 II or the silver E-M5 II color schemes… Offer ends 2/25/17…
But that’s not all. Optionally you can purchase this bundle along with select Olympus M43 lenses for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” section and then cilck on the “Camera Lens Deals” section. A mix of primes and zooms are eligible, for example, you can add the 40-150mm for $99 more, or the 12-40mm f2.8 for $699 more… Also there, you can add 24/7 Traffic Collection camera bags for +$7 to +$35 depending on which bag you select.
The new Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS is now in-stock in the silver color scheme for its starting price of $550 at the official Panasonic USA store.
If you prefer to buy from independent retailers (instead of the manufacturer) it is expected to start shpiping on Wednesday at Amazon by Amazon itself. Therea are no date estimates at the moment at Adorama and B&H Photo.
If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo
Prime time now, the Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN ART lens is bundled with a handful of freebies for $169 with free shipping, in either black or silver color-schemes at Adorama, in either Sony E-mount or Micro Four Thirds. The freebies include the Corel software bundle (Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc), a Pro-Optic 46mm filters kit, a lens cap, a cap tether, and a cleaning kit… If you don’t need the extras, you can also save them and the next time you hand off a camera or lens to a friend/relative, you can also give them the extra accessories…
There are many options these days in the world of Micro Four Thirds cameras. If the Panasonic G7 (in either color scheme) with the 14-42mm kit lens is the one you want, it is currently bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $698 with free shipping at Adorama… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by submitting a rebate to Panasonic…
At CES 2017 [check the tracker of the interesting new cameras/lenses of 2017], Panasonic revealed the second generation of their 12-35mm lens with a pre-order price of $1000.
If you are not tempted by that, you can get the first generation of the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 lens bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for $698 at Adorama.
But wait, there’s more! There’s another new Panasonic M43rds lens, yet another second generation model, it is the 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a price of $650 and available for pre-order at that price at Adorama and B&H Photo.
A summary of the new interesting and serious cameras and photo lenses of 2017 so far can be found at the brand new Cameras and Lenses of 2017 Tracker.
But wait, there’s more from Panasonic in the world of Micro Four Thirds. If you want something longer than 12-35mm and you are willing to sacrifice constant aperture, their new 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS lens is available for pre-order for $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
The fourth of the new Panasonic CES 2017 lenses is more affordable, it is the 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS with a pre-order price of $450 at Adorama et al.
For the latest new 2017 gear of potential interest, check the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017.
Panasonic has a new flagship now, the GH5 with a March 2017 release estimate and a pre-order price of $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo… You can find this along with the other New Cameras of 2017…
UPDATE: also accepting pre-orders now is Amazon itself for the same price of $2000 (I am rounding prices for simplicity sake, the actual price is $1997.99).
PS: also available for pre-order is the DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip for $350.
In the first post-holidays update of the Stock Status Tracker, the Olympus E-M1 II body only is in-stock for its normal price of $1999 with free shipping by 3rd-party seller Wolfe’s Camera thru Amazon. This ships directly from Wolfe’s, so it’s not Prime eligible (this is a different Wolfe, not the “Ritz and Wolf” wolves). Supplies are limited as usual.
The Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens and a $50 Adorama gift certificate goes for $598 at Adorama. Then enter coupon code CA11223344 and the price drops to $498. This is available in black or silver camera color schemes. This is a limited time offer.
B&H Photo has a sale on SLR Magic Cine Lenses of the Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Five options are available with prices ranging from $299 to $699.
The new condition Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R is currently on sale for $90 with free shipping by Cardinal Photo thru Amazon (ships directly from Cardinal Photo in PA)… Alternately you get it for $99with free shipping and $5~ in promotional rewards at Adorama and $4~ in promotional rewards at B&H Photo.
The Olympus E-M1 II, riding a wave of performance accolades, is officially released but hard to find [check Stock Status Tracker for future updates) goes for $2000. But if you prefer to get the first generation for less than half the price, the NewEgg Techmas sale has a coupon for you, coupon code 1213GBYC298 drops the price from $1100 to $900 at NewEgg by NewEgg itself. The sale ends on Sunday 12/18/16 or earlier if sold out. (The Pen-F is not participating this time – it had sold out the previous time they did this $200 off coupon promotion).
PS: for a summary of the latest offers on a rolling basis, check the Holiday Shopping Situation Room. I just pruned all the expired deals from it.
The Olympus E-PL7 along with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is currently on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo as one of their Green Monday specials.
PS: don’t forget the Green Monday only $200 coupons for the Olympus E-M1 and Pen-F which bring them down to $900 and $1000 respectively ~ the original post had coupon-math errors with the title saying $1000 and $1100 respectively; because math is hard 🙂
While updating the Green Monday Situation, an improvement upon the Panasonic GX85 two-lens kit surfaced. You get a $150 Adorama gift certificate instead of the previous $100. You still get the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32 and 45-150 lenses at at Adorama in black color scheme or the silver color scheme
It’s pancakes bearing gifts, the silver Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens is bundled with a $25 Adorama gift card, together for $268 with free shipping at Adorama.
This offer expired…
This was not teased last night in the Amazon Gold Box but it’s running right now, good until Friday 3am Eastern, you can get the new condition Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS for $239 in the Micro Four Thirds mount and $219 in the Samsung NX mount. The Fuji X was apparently a lightning deal too but it sold out and it’s over.
PS: another deal floating is a 1-Year prepaid Kindle Unlimited subscription for $89 for 12 consecutive months. That comes out to about $7.42 per month, instead of the usual $10/month subscription.
It’s Tea Time for Micro Four Thirds cinema shooters, the M43rds version of the Tokina Cinema AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 lens is currently on sale for $799 with free shipping at Adorama along with $32~ promotional rewards to be used in future purchases… This is part of their latest Cyber Week specials…
PS: double-checked, this is Tokina 🙂
Panasonic time with a bundle, the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens kit is bundled with the Panasonic 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 ASPH lens, along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $698 with free shipping at Adorama in either the black color scheme or the black color scheme. Both are in-stock and ready to ship as of the time of writing… Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty with a mail-in rebate (PDF details can be found there)…
This offer is also available for purchase at B&H Photo but neither kit is currently in-stock.
It’s the Age of Ultron (ha!) at Voigtlander, a quartet of their lenses are on sale until 12/6/16 at B&H Photo, headlined by the Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron (Leica M mount) for $899. Same price, same mount for the Nokton Aspherical 35mm f1.2 Lens II… The other two are Micro Four Thirds lenses, the 42.5mm f0.95 goes for $699, while the 17.5mm f0.95 goes for $799…
Brunch is synonymous with Sundays, but pancakes are not served this Sunday. Instead it is the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds lens going for $148 with free shipping with $6 promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo… Optionally you can extend the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (PDF with instructions are available at the aforelinked retailers)…
F0.95 temptations for Micro Four Thirds photographers! The Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 is both on sale and in-stock at B&H Photo, going for $699 with free shipping until Tuesday at 11:59pm ET… For more action, check the latest B&H Cyber Monday specials…
This 1-day coupon expired but GetOlympus often launches coupon during holiday weekends…
For Cyber Monday only, good until 11:59pm eastern, coupon code CYBER25 gets you 25% off at the Olympus Outlet which has refurbished/reconditioned Olympus cameras and lenses that come with a 90-day Olympus warranty. Supplies are limited, so YMMV on availability depending on when you check and what you are interested in.
This lightning deal expired, but Rokinon lenses keep returning to the Amazon Gold Box, so it may appear away at some future date(s) in the lightning deals…
Continue reading “(ENDED) Rokinon 35mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC Cine (M43) for $379 [ends Tue 12:40am ET]”
The Panasonic GX8 body only is bundled with two big freebies at the moment, the Panasonic 12-60mm lens and a $150 gift card. The price is $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with $40 promotional rewards to be used in future purchases) and at Adorama. The gift cards are those of the selling retailer, at B&H, you get a $150 B&H gift card; at Adorama, you get a $150 Adorama gift card.
If you are a fan of Rokinon’s Cine T-lenses, you are in luck! Adorama has a coupon sale, coupon code LENSFRIDAY gets you the following Rokinon lenses as follows:
+ 24/T1.5 for $600
+ 35/T1.5 for $450
+ 50/T1.5 for $400
+ 85/T1.5 for $300
+ in Canon and Nikon DSLR, and Sony E and M43rds mirrorless
+ use coupon code LENSFRIDAY for the discount
B&H Photo is also running an Olympus Instant Savings promotion featuring a variety of E-M cameras and Micro Four Thirds lenses. This is an ever-scrolling page, keep going on the “Load More” until you see them all. It includes the E-M5 II, E-M10 II, E-PL7, Pen-F, primes and zoom lenses, and more.
It’s M43rds action now at Adorama where they are offering the new condition Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm kit lens along with a $50 Adorama gift card, all together for $500 with free shipping in either the silver G7 option or the black G7 option.
Speaking of Adorama, their daily deal good until 12pm ET on Monday is the Lenovo Flex 3 15.6″ Full HD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Notebook Computer (Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Home) for $500 with free shipping.
Panasonic launched a new round of instant savings promotions on their Micro Four Thirds gear, featuring cameras (GH4, GX8, GX85, G7) and various lenses (20/1.7 II, 7-14, 12-35, etc). You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo.
You can cross-reference prices using last week’s Mirrorless Price Charts.
The floodgates have opened for the Panasonic G85, the camera is now in-stock at multiple retailers at its normal prices of $900 (body only) or $1000 (with the 12-60mm lens). You can find many at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker. The latest in-stock additions include Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.
The brand new Olympus E-M1 II micro-four-thirds price-flagship is now available for pre-order as a body only kit with a starting price of $2000 at B&H Photo. Shipping estimate is early December… This camera too is included in the Stock Status Tracker…
UPDATE: more retailers have it available for pre-order for $2000 including Amazon itself (December 8 estimate) and Adorama and the official Olympus USA store GetOlympus.
As of a 11/3/16 recheck, this sold out and is no longer available for purchase…
There are so many mirrorless cameras to price-check for the Price Charts and they are revealing more discounts. The black Panasonic G5 body only is currently available for $300 with free shipping at Adorama. If you have Amazon gift cards to spend, you can also get it likewise from Adorama on Amazon (not Prime eligible)… There are dozens of M43rds cameras now (even more if you consider used/refurbished), so deciding what do is a project in itself…
I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have some good news for fans of the Panasonic G85 Micro Four Thirds camera, both kits are in-stock at their normal prices from authorized dealer Southern-California-based Samy’s Camera: the G85 Body Only goes for $900, while the G85 w/12-60mm goes for $1000. Free shipping for the slowest shipping method. The 2-day delivery option ranges from $10+ to $20+ depending on zipcode. The Overnight option costs more, again depending on zipcode.
UPDATE: the G85 w/12-60mm is also in-stock for $1000 by Kenmore Camera on eBay.
As of 7:51pm ET re-check, this sold out… For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker…
AS of the time of writing, the Panasonic G85 body only is available for $900 with free shipping by Cameta thru Amazon. This ships directly from Cameta, not Prime eligible…
As of a 11pm ET re-check, this sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker… B&H and Adorama come back after the holidays on 10/26/16, so there may (or may not) be more movement there…
and we have some good news if you are looking for the Panasonic G85 with the 12-60mm lens, it is in-stock for its normal price $1000 with two units left as of the time of writing by Roberts thru Amazon. This ships directly from Roberts Imaging and it is not Prime eligible…
The Olympus E-M1 with the 12-40mm lens comes with 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchases) for $1300 with free shipping at Adorama. Orders placed now will begin shipping 10/26+.
The official BuyDig eBay store is running a new promotion, Buy One Item, Get The Second One for 10% off. A total of 49 certified refurbished cameras and lenses are participating including Nikon DSLR lenses, the Olympus E-M5 and E-M10 Mark IIs, the E-PL5, various Nikon APS-C dSLRs up to the D7200, and a few Coolpixes too up to the P900 uber-zoom.
NOTE: you must purchase two items for this promotion. The discount will be applied to the LOWEST PRICE ITEM, so strategically this promotion maximizes your savings if the two items are as close in price as possible.
The Axler Professional Cage for Panasonic GH4 is on sale for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends by Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.
The Panasonic GH4 goes for $1300 with a $200 house gift card at some authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama but if you are comfortable buying imported cameras with a 1-year seller (not manufacturer) warranty then…
… to the eBay Deals we revisit, where the “Electronics Valley” eBay store (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per buyer.