If you are looking for a take-pictures-with kit to get started with Micro Four Thirds with a non-entry-level camera, the Panasonic GX8 is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens and a $150 Gift Card for $998 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama in either the black or silver options… Optionally you can triple the original warranty via a mail-in rebate submitted per Panasonic’s instructions. PDF file with details at the aforelinked retailers…
Party’s over! As of a 3:55pm ET re-check, all prices mentioned below increased to $900…
If you hate waiting for new cameras to arrive, Adorama is offering Free Overnight Shipping on the Olympus Pen-F Body Only in either the black or silver color schemes for $1199. You also get $48~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) and the Olympus 15mm f8 Body Cap Lens… The same offer is available at B&H Photo except you don’t get overnight but expedited shipping…
PS: this is part of the latest Olympus Camera and Lens Sale.
This daily deal expired…
The B&H Photo Daily Deal for Tuesday 8/2/16, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS offered for $279 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX and Fuji X mount (two color options). The Canon EF-M is not participating in the sale. Click on the mount-tabs of interest over there to switch to the mount of interest.
On the bang for the buck side of Micro Four Thirds, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in either black or silver is on sale for $99 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 2% rewards) and Adorama (optionally add Pho Elements 14 for +$30 or both Elements 14 for +$50) and Amazon by Amazon itself.
Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
Another bundle is offered in the world of M43rds at Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX8 body only along with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $1198 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This is a while supplies last type of a promotion.
PSA: if you are touch-typing and your right hand is misaligned (shifted one position to the right), then instead of writing “OIS” you write “POS”. So if you read that in the forums, the person writing it may not necessarily be a Panasonic hater, they may just have a misaligned touch-typing situation 🙂
More action at the B&H Photoshop World Specials, the following Panasonic cameras get a $100 to $150 B&H Photo Gift Card:
+ GX85 with 12-32mm (either color) with $100 B&H Gift Card along with Extra Battery and Charger for $798
+ G7 with 14-140mm and 25mm f1.7 with $150 B&H Gift Card for $998
+ GH4 Body Only with $100 B&H Gift Card and 4% promotional rewards ($52~ to be used in future purchases) for $1298
A surprise coupon, coupon code FIREWORKS (a recycled 4th of July coupon but regardless) gets you 20% off purchases at the official Olympus Outlet store. The coupon only works on the refurbished items there, not new condition items. Refurbished items come with a 90-day warranty from Olympus. The coupon expires July 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET.
Hide your wallets! A Micro Four Thirds temptation is upon us! Adorama is offering the Panasonic G7 with the 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens, along with the 25mm f1.7 Lens and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $998 with free expedited shipping for a limited time only… Optionally you can add the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 lens to the bundle for +$298 (look for this when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section…
Olympus has a new round of instant savings, good until 7/31/16. You can find the participating cameras and lenses nicely organized at Adorama. Among them:
+ E-M1 body for $900
+ 17mm f2.8 prime for $200
+ and more at the Instant Savings page
Micro Temptations now! Adorama has a Panasonic G7 bundle for $998 with free expedited shipping. For that you get the following:
- Panasonic G7 with 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
- Panasonic 25mm f1.7 prime
- $100 Adorama gift certificate
As of a 6/20/16 re-check, this party is over…
Adorama sold-out and is no longer offering this sale…
The Olympus E-M10 (first generation) Body Only is doing its farewell tour, and if this is something you’re interested in, the silver-black color scheme is currently going for $299 with free shipping at Adorama directly or if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, by Adorama thru Amazon (ships from Adorama, not Prime eligible).
Amazon still has them in-stock but the price increased to $400…
UPDATE:: for Prime-members only, the black E-M10 body only goes for $299 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of TEN per customer. The shipping estimate is 1-3 weeks.
In addition to the items tracked in the Stock Tracker, the following items are also now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo (they are back after the Holidays):
+ Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 with bonus Travel Charger/Battery bundle for $798
+ Z Camera E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera (M43rds) for $699
+ JVC GY-HM620 ProHD Mobile News Camera for $2995
+ this is a new pre-order item (in-stock early August 2016): Zeiss VR One Plus Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset for $129
It’s Prime Cine time now, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime Lens Bundle that consists of the 24mm and 35mm and 85mm T1.5 Cine Primes is on sale for $999 with free shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon or Nikon or Sony SLR mounts and Sony E or M43rds mirrorless systems. Click on the mount of choice in the tabs over there to get to your desired version of interest.
One of the many Adorama Annual Street Fair specials is the Panasonic GH4 body only bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate along with a 32GB SD card for $1298 with free shipping… Optionally you can triple the warranty via a mail-in rebate to Panasonic… Optionally you can buy other items with this, expand the yellow “Special Offer” section over there… This is a limited time offer ~ it lasts as long as you see the free items shown on the product page over there…
In-stock alert! This camera is not tracked in the Stock Status Tracker but it is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door from Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm for $798 with free expedited shipping in either the silver-black GX85 kit or the black GX85 kit. With the black kit, you can optionally add Elements 14 software at a discount (expand the yellow “Special Offer” section)… Optionally you can triple the original GX85 warranty by filing a mail-in rebate with Panasonic…
If of the many Micro Four Thirds camera options out there it is the Panasonic GM1 with the 12-32mm kit, in new condition, the one you want, you can get it for $369 with free shipping and $15~ in promotional rewards at Adorama in either the blue GM1 kit or the orange GM1 kit. Offer ends 6/1/16…
Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic. Details on that offer at Adorama ~ here’s the PDF file. For the speed readers out there, the expiration date of the warranty tripling offer is 3/31/17, not 3/31/16 🙂
Olympus has launched a new Olympus Portrait Lens Kit that is comprised of the M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, along with appropriately matched Lens Hoods and Lens Cases for each lens. This kit is now available for pre-order for $999 with free shipping at Adorama.
Manufacturer initiated lens bundles are a new trend these days, and Olympus is jumping aboard this hype train with the “Olympus Travel Lens Kit”, bundling the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.5-6.6 II Black lens along with the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Black lens, along with appropriately sized lens hoods and more importantly lens cases (it’s a travel kit after all!). This is available for pre-order for $799 with free S&H at Adorama.
The Panasonic GM5 is making its farewell tour, but if you are interested in it, you can get it with the 12-32mm kit lens, in new condition, along with $25 promotional rewards and free accessories (16GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC, extra Power2000 battery, Lowepro bag, a card reader and cleaning kit) at Adorama in either the red color option or the black color option… This is one of their Mother’s Day Specials…
It’s a season of primes these days, and here comes another one available for pre-order in the Sony E-mount, C-mount and Micro Four Thirds, it is the Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens going for $900 to $950 depending on mount and focus distance markings (meters or feet) at B&H Photo. This is not a full frame lens.
Part of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Adorama is offering 5% promotional rewards on select DSLRs and Mirrorless models. The offer is good until 5/9/16. The promotional rewards are in addition to any other free accessories the camera may be eligible for. Participating kits include the Nikon D5300 and D5500 and J5, the Canon D-Rebel T5 and T5i, and the Panasonic GM5.
The Panasonic GH4 body only goes for $1300 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers, but they are allowed to bundle it with various free accessories. Adorama has a bundle with a $150 Adorama Gift Card and a 32GB card going for the same price of $1300… They also have other bundles that include different combinations of accessories (video-priority accessories)… Of audio-video interest, they have a bundle of the GH4 + DMW-YAGH Interface Unit + Rode Microphones VideoMic for $1700, the same price as without the free accessories…
On the other hand, if are comfortable with imported items with a 1-year seller warranty, making its way into the eBay Deals Hot 100, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA) Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping.
The NAB specials are running in all directions, here’s another one. If you are a fan of Tokina’s Cinema T-lenses (yes, they make those too), there is a sale on nine of those lenses at B&H Photo with the Canon EF, PL, and M43rds mounts represented with various T3.0 zooms and other lenses. They also earn 4% promotional rewards.
Most of the NAB Specials at B&H expire on 4/21/16 PM, and that’s when the B&H offices will close until 5/1/16, so factor that in your purchase planning.
For the price of a used Honda Civic (not fact-checked with the Blue Book) you can get a five-pack of Rokinon Xeen Cine lenses for $9,995 with free shipping from Adorama. The 5-packs are available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, the PL-mount and the Sony E and M43rds mirrorless systems. The lenses are the 14mm T3.1, and four T1.5s, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. The lenses go for $2500 on their own.
If you have older camera gear you are willing to part with, Adorama is having a trade-in promotion that gets you the Olympus Pen-F for $1050 with the trade-in discount factored in the price you pay. The offer is available for both the black Pen-F and the silver Pen-F.
PS: I haven’t done this trade-in promotion, so I don’t know how it works end to end.
There’s enough lenses in this bundle to justify a YouTube “Haul video” 🙂 Four Rokinon Cine DS primes are bundled together for $1900 (technically $1896) with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts and Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mirrornyet mounts… The four lenses are all T1.5, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm… No coupon is needed for this particular offer, but like many of the B&H NAB specials they expire on 4/21/16…
The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS lens is on sale for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code BHNAB16 at checkout. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A SLR mounts and M43rds and Sony E mirrornyet mounts… This coupon, like many of the B&H NAB specials expires on 4/21/16…
Enough droning around, time to take action (oh dear!) on the real cameras front. The official Olympus Outlet Store is back with another coupon, coupon SHOWERS gets you 20% off all certified refurbished products in their outlet. These come with a 90-day warranty. Free shipping with orders of $100+. If you are planning to get something here, and you are interested in Olympus-branded gear (hats, tshirts, coffee cups, etc), you can add them to this order to avoid the shipping fee.
+ Lenses: four options, 14-42, 14-150, 40-150, adapter kit
+ Digital Cameras: sixteen options, including E-M5, E-M10, E-P5, E-PL5, Stylus 1, SH50, and TG-series
+ Accessories: four options including the FL-300R flash for $96 before coupon
+ all the items above are refurbished
+ coupon expires 4/18/16
The DJI Inspire 1 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal is now in-stock for $6000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is the most expensive of the six standard DJI Inspire 1 kits, which come with a Micro Four Thirds mount and include a Panasonic 15mm f1.7 lens. And RAW.