Buy Olympus E-M1 body and a Zuiko Four Thirds Macro Prime (35/3.5 or 50/2), Get the MMF-3 Four Thirds Adapter for FREE

The GetOlympus store has an intermediate level deal going on right now. Especially of interest if you live at the intersection of M43rds and Four Thirds… The camera is M43, the lenses are Four Thirds below…

If you purchase the Olympus E-M1 body only (Micro Four Thirds) together with either one of these two Four Thirds Lenses (Zuiko 35mm f3.5 or 50mm f2 macro), and the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter, the price of the MMF-3 adapter will be deducted from your total. Of interest if you use both M43 and Four Thirds or are happy to use the Zuiko prime with the MMF-3 adapter.

The steps are simple. Let’s break it down:

  1. Add the Olympus E-M1 body only (select color) to the shopping cart
  2. add either the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro (Four Thirds Lens) or the Zuiko 50mm f2 macro (Four Thirds Lens)
  3. add the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter to the shopping cart
  4. click the yellow Proceed to Checkout button (page-down over there if you don’t see it)
  5. the price of the MMF-3 adapter ($179.99) will be deducted from your total
  6. no coupon/rebate – discount happens automatically while this promotion is running

In the example below, we have in the shopping cart the E-M1 body only ($1100), the MMF-3 adapter ($180), and the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko ($230). Their total is $1510. Then the price of the MMF-3 is deducted from the total, making it $1330.

Annotated screenshot crop of the above shopping cart right below:

Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 & 40-150 & $80 VISA Gift Card for $400

Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is back with another offer. This time they have the new condition Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II and 40-150mm lens, and an 8GB SD card and a $80 VISA prepaid gift card for $400 with free shipping. Limit five bundles per customer. The VISA gift card will be delivered 4-6 weeks after the camera.

NOTE: the camera will be delivered mid-to-late October 2015.

UPDATE: if you can’t wait that long, or if you have available GetOlympus rewards, you can get it from GetOlympus directly [select the two lens kit under “Select an option”) for $400 (without the $80 VISA gift card). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

Imported Olympus 25mm f1.8 (m43) for $270 [ships from Canada]

Lower prices simple prime lenses are one area where some photographers may feel more comfortable getting an imported model. If so, the eBay Deals has some of that too. The imported grey-market Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 goes for $270 with free shipping by eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.8%). The listing mentions a one year warranty but does not say who provides the warranty.

Please note this ships from Canada, with USA and Canada as the official “ship-to” addresses mentioned in the eBay listing.

At authorized Olympus USA dealers, this lens goes for $350 at Adorama (free 3yr New Leaf warranty) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

Pre-order new Rokinon 50/1.2 & 21/1.4 {m43, X, E, EF-M}

Rokinon has two new lenses for mirrorless camera systems available for pre-order with an early October 2015 release estimate. It is the 21mm f1.4 with a $500 starting price, and the 50mm f1.2 with a $550 starting price. They are available for the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount and Canon EF-M mirrorless systems. Some mounts get two colors per lens. More details via B&H Photo where they are available for pre-ordering (12 options).

These two new lenses were added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracker.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12mm f2 (m43), etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Get All Three Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 Primes for $5985 (C/N/E/m43/PL)

The previously mentioned deal has now gone live. You can get all three Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Cine lenses (24mm, 50mm, 85mm) for $5985 if you buy them together as a bundle in the same mount at Adorama. This is thanks to a $1500 off combined purchase discount, vs a $300 off discount if you buy each lens on its own. It is available in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount.

Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 primes down to $2200 (C/N/E/PL/m43) [update: Nikon discounted too!]

The new Rokinon theme song, o/~ Here I am, Rock-inon you like a hurricane o/~. With that nonsense out of the way, if you are interested in the new Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 lenses (24mm, 50mm and 85mm) available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, Sony E-mounts, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount, they have their first wave of discounting. If you buy one lens, you get $300 off instant savings… UPDATE: the Nikon F mount, version is now discounted as well!

You can find these at Adorama as follows:

+ Rokinon Xeen lenses (individual lenses, 15 options)
+ all individual lenses for $2200 each – including the Nikons [updated]

+ the sale below has now gone live (update 3:45pm ET)
+ But if you buy all three lenses (of the same mount), you get $1500 off instant savings (the Nikon F mount bundle gets the discount).
+ Xeen Three Lens Bundles for $7485 total (in the five aforementioned mounts, including Nikon)

Olympus September 2015 Instant Savings

So many camera mounts so little time. If you are interested in the world of Olympus, you can find all the latest instant savings promotions for the iLCs, Lenses, and fixed lens cameras nicely organized at the official Olympus store where they have free shipping with $100+ orders (flat $5 if under $100).

If you are comfortable with refurbished, don’t forget to check the Outlet store where creatures big (35-100/2 for $1769) and small (body cap lens for $38) are offered. Their reconditioned items come with a 90 day warranty from Olympus.

Free Audio Technica Mic with select Canon, Sony iLCs and Fuji X100T, Pana GH4 cameras (17 options)

Adorama is bundling a free Audio Technica mic with the purchase of one of these 17 cameras. Fourteen of them are Canon DSLRs and Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, along with two Fuji X100T kits and the Panasonic GH4 body only. Some of the cameras come with additional free accessories, while others are eligible for promotional rewards.

No coupon and no rebate needed. While this promotion is running (you will see it mentioned on the individual camera product pages), Adorama will include the free Audio Technica mic (and other eligible freebies) automatically.

Pre-order new DJI Inspire 1 quadcopters with Micro Four Thirds cameras

Micro Four Thirds action from hot quadcopter maker DJI. They have revealed two new quadcopters in the Inspire 1 line, the Inspire 1 Pro and the Inspire 1 RAW (records in CinenaDNG) with their respective cameras being the Zenmuse X5 and X5R (R for RAW). DJI also launched a new M43rds lens, the DJI 15mm f1.7 ($550). You can also use some of the lightweight Panasonic and Olympus primes with it. A summary of the new products at B&H Photo which is accepting pre-orders for all of them. I hope pancake lenses don’t have a fear of flying 😉

Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 & 35-100 for $500 or $525

Costco time! 100 pairs of socks? Check! 200 rolls of toilet paper? Check! 420 chocolate brownies? Check! How about the Panasonic GF7 two lens kit (12-32, 35-100, 32GB SD, case) for $500 with free shipping for Costco members or $525 for non-members (non-members can shop there but pay a 5% surcharge). Membership is $55/year, so it’s a trade-off to consider considering.

PS: as of the time of writing, their website has 25 digital cameras. Note that the Sony cameras are marked as “MEMBERS ONLY”, so only members can purchase those.

Pre-order new Panasonic 25mm f1.7 and three others

It’s pre-order time on the Panasonic Micro Four Thirds front, with the following lenses available for pre-order:

+ 25mm f1.7 for $250 at Adorama and $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS for $700 at B&H Photo
+ 45-150mm f4-5.6 MEGA OIS for $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II MEGA OIS for $250 B&H Photo
+ Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code for Lumix DMC-GH4 for $100 at B&H Photo

You can find this burst added to the New Lenses and Cameras of 2015 page

Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm and extras for $600

There are many M43rds camera options out there. One of them is the Panasonic GX7, currently on its way out, already discontinued/gone at B&H but hope is not lost if this is the one you want! You can get the black GX7 with the 14-42mm lens with 4% rewards (=$24~) and a 32GB Lexar SD card for $600 at Adorama.

If you prefer the silver, you can get it for $650 but with a $50 gift certificate included (so it nets to $600). The body only goes for $550. See all currently available options at Adorama where it is marked as a Closeout.

(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm for $600

As of a 8/31/15 PM recheck, the price jumped up to the usual levels…

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Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings ends 9/5/15

The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.

Now shipping from B&H Photo: Canon 5DS R, GX8 both colors, and more

If you are a B&H Photo fan or have gift cards or promotional rewards and are looking for new product releases, as of the time of writing, the following new products are in-stock and ready to ship to your arms with free expedited shipping:

Pre-order new Olympus E-M10 Mark II for $650 (body) or $800 (w/14-42)

New from Olympus, the E-M10 Mark II is now available for pre-order with a late August 2015 release estimate. The body only goes for $650, while the kit with the 14-42mm lens goes for $800, in black or silver. Pre-orders are accepted at Get Olympus (official Olympus USA store) and at Adorama… This has been added to the New Cameras Tracking Page

Panasonic 14-140mm f4-5.8 MegaOIS (m43) for $300

Zoom-zoom for Micro Four Thirds users! B&H Photo is offering the new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA OIS superzoom lens for $300 with free shipping… Optionally you can file a mail-in rebate with Panasonic that triples the warranty (three years instead of one). This requires a sacrificial lamb: you have to include the UPC barcode from the lens box…

PS: if you accidentally mis-align your right hand while trying to touch type “Mega OIS”, you end up with …”Mega POS”.

Panasonic GM5 w/12-32mm and 8 free accessories (32GB Lexar, Filter, Bag, extra battery, etc) for $700

The Panasonic GM5 with the 12-32mm currently goes for $700 at authorized Panasonic dealers, but if you like lots of free accessories, for the same price, Adorama has created bundles with eight free accessories (32GB Lexar SD, extra 3rd-party battery, 16GB Sandisk Vault, Slinger bag, Vivitar filter, mini-hdmi cable, cleaning kit and tiny table tripod). Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate offer (the PDF is over there). This is available in the black GM7 bundle and the red GM7 bundle.

On the other hand, if the siren’s call of eight free accessories falls on deaf ears, B&H Photo offers 4% promotional rewards (= $28~) instead of free accessories.

Panasonic AG-AF100A (m43) for $2000

The micro four thirds Panasonic AG-AF100A is currently on sale for a limited time for $2000 with free expedited shipping and free Wooden Camera WC-142000 1/4-20 Shoe Mount at B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Primes (24, 50, 85mm) in C/N/E/m43/PL

Rokinon has revealed a trio of new T1.5 prime lenses under the Xeen name, the 24mm, 50mm and 85mm, available in five mounts: Canon and Nikon (SLR), PL-mount, Sony E-Mount, and Micro Four Thirds. All of the lenses go for $2500 each and are available for pre-order at B&H Photo as follows: 24mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama in four of the five mounts (Nikon not listed at the moment).

PS: you can find these added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page.

(ENDED) Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42mm for $270 (limit 5)

This limited time offer expired…

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Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 for $1150

The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 lens is currently going for $1150 with a free 3yr NewLeaf Spills/Drops warranty and $46 promotional rewards at Adorama.

I don’t know the authorized dealer status of Overstock, but as of the time of writing, they are offering the 35-100mm f2.8 lens for $978.

Panasonic 7-14mm f4 (m43) for $700

Adorama is offering the Panasonic 7-14mm f4 micro four thirds lens for $700 with free expedited shipping. This is marked as a “final price”. It is a new condition model with a one year Panasonic warranty.


UPDATE: the price is down to $700 at B&H Photo as well.

Olympus E-M10 with free ECG-1 Battery Grip for $500 (body) or $600 (w/14-42)

In an Olympus blessed promotion, you can get the ECG-1 Battery Grip for FREE with the purchase of the E-M10 body only for $500 or the E-M10 w/14-42mm for $600 at Get Olympus or Amazon or Adorama or B&H Photo.