Prime your wallets and your Canon and Nikon DSLRs because the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM ART lens is now in-stock for $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. The Sigma SA version is estimated to get in-stock next week.
The three official kits are body only for $750, with 18-55 for $900, and with 18-135 for $1300. Additionally, B&H Photo has created two kits of its own that add the 55-250 lens to the 18-55 and 18-135 kits for +$150 more on each.
NOTE: B&H and Adorama orders will begin shipping on Wednesday April 19 regardless of shipping method selected.
New addition to the Stock Status Tracker, the Fuji GFX-50S, it is in-stock for $6500 at multiple dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get it for $5979 by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (Amazon’s used sales persona, Prime eligible for members), or for $6000 by OneCall (Prime eligible) with a 1-year warranty from OneCall. Amazon’s own Warehouse Deals only promises a 30-day return policy, they don’t promise a warranty. From there, Adorama has it in “Used – Demo” condition for $6349 plus shipping (which is very close to the new condition price).
PS: blanket warning reminder for Amazon ~ Amazon has yet to figure out how to block the armies of spam/scam/bot sellers that offer high-demand items at ridiculously low prices in order to harvest customer data (and who knows what else they plan). These are typically “Just Launched” sellers, and they ask you to email them before buying.
With taxes finally done (don’t forget, Tuesday is the deadline for both the 2016 Tax Year and the first quarterly payment estimate for 2017), it is time to focus (pun intended) on the Stock Status Tracker. The bad news first, the Panasonic GH5 is out of stock at all the retailers I checked. The rest of the cameras tracked are good news for availability (bad news for your tax refund and/or wallet).
The Fuji X-T2 body only is back in-stock at Amazon by Amazon itself and a couple of 3rd-party sellers over there. The Prime-only restrictions are only for items sold and shipped by Amazon itself. 3rd-party sellers are happy to sell to anyone and everyone willing to pay 🙂 It is also in-stock at B&H Photo but note that orders will ship April 19+ even if you select overnight shipping!
The Canon 77D has been steadily in-stock every time I checked, the BuyDig bundle with a handful of accessories (3rd-party flash, converter lenses, filters ,bag, 64GB card, remote, and the usual assortment of trinkets (card reader, cleaning kit, microfiber cloth, air blower) included for the same price of $900.
Multiple Olympus E-M1 II Options
The Olympus E-M1 II body continues to go for $2000 at authorized dealers with stackable Combined Purchase Lens Discounts but there are some opportunities for discounting if you don’t need the stackable offer:
+ USED (Demo Condition) for $1859 + S&H at Adorama
+ USED (Like New Condition) for $1879 by Cardinal (via Amazon)
+ NOTE: ignore/AVOID those “Just Launched” sellers at Amazon that offer it for less. They are trolling/phishing for customer/financial data
+ NEW CONDITION but you can negotiate using eBay’s Built-In and Blessed “Best Offer” process by Pixel Connection (starting price is $2000)
I’ve fallen behind on stock updates, so I don’t know when this became in-stock, but the Fuji X100F Big Sensor Prime is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer.
PS: if you are a Prime member, and you pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Amazon Store Credit card, you get 5% back on your purchases as cashback or a statement credit. In this case, 5% of this is $65, not a small amount!
PS2: if you have an Amazon Store credit card, you may be offered a 12-month 0% APR financing promotion as long as you pay it in full in 12 months. The financing offer cannot be combined with the 5% statement credit, so you have to pick one or the other. The shopping cart will guide you through it if eligible.
It’s Prime time for Nikon DSLR shooters, the Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art is now in-stock for its starting price of $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Sigma mounts are not in-stock yet. B&H orders placed before Sunday at 8am ET will ship before B&H closes for the Passover Holidays. Orders placed after that, will ship after B&H re-opens on April 19.
The new Sony 100mm f2.8 STF OSS Master Series (GM) lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1499 with free shipping by Beach Camera thru Amazon. It ships directly from Beach Camera and it is not Prime eligible. As of the time of writing, they have one left.
Another new item is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the GoPRO Karma quadcopter/drone available in two configurations. Drone-only goes for $800, while bundled with the GoPRO Hero5 BLACK goes for $1100. So there is a bundling discount, getting the Hero5 for $300 more, which defeats even the sale prices of the Hero5 at authorized dealers (it sometimes gets bundled with $60 store gift cards at $400).
Oops, I forgot to add this to the Stock Status Tracker but it is already in-stock, the new Fuji GFX 50S medium format mirrorless camera is in-stock and ready to ship for $6500 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.
It’s hard to take pictures without a lens, the Fujinon GF 63mm F2.8 R WR is also in-stock for $1500 with free shipping with a matching limit of three per customer as well.
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has the first wave of free accessories bundled with the Panasonic GH5 body only at its normal price of $2000 with free shipping. PS: if you find these stock alerts/updates useful, please consider making your new camera gear purchases through our affiliate links – it is the main method of funding this poor old blog!
Cameta Camera offers a Precision Design DSLR350 High Power Auto Flash, 64GB Transced SDXC card, extra battery, flex 12″ tripod, camera bag, 1-year Outdoor Photographer subscription, free York Photo prints, and a few trinkety items.
Ritz Camera offers no flash, but has a 72-inch Polaroid monopod, extra charger, 64GB Transcend SDXC, Ritz camera bag, and a few trinkety items.
Meanwhile, if you have Amazon gift cards or if you are an Amazon fan, the camera is now in-stock over there as well, may ship in “1-2 days” with a limit of up to three per customer. Per the page over there, it is currently the Best Selling Mirrorless Camera. Remember, if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you get 5% back as statement credit or cashback, that’s $100~ in the case of this camera, no small change 🙂
I just added the Canon 77D body only to the Stock Status Tracker and already we have the first promotion from an authorized dealer, BuyDig (on eBay) is offering the body only for the same $900 price as other authorized dealers, but BuyDig includes a handful of small accessories for free:
+ Vivitar SF3000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash
+ Vivitar 2X Converter lens (58mm threading)
+ Vivitar 0.43X Converter lens (58mm threading)
+ Canon 100ES gadget bag
+ 64GB Gigastone SDXC C10 card
+ Vivitar Filter Kit (UV, CPL, ND8, case; 58mm)
+ Vivitar 12-inch Rubberized Spider Tripod, Large (Red)
+ Vivitar Universal Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control
+ various trinkety accessories (cleaning pen, air blower, microfiber cloth, USB card reader, tears of Nikon users)
PS: if you don’t need all of the extra accessories, you can give them to friends/family who may be beginners and don’t have a lot of accessories, or donate them to a local school or non-profit or church, or if you sell unwanted cameras on eBay you can add them to your listings to make it a bundle of sorts
The Panasonic GH5 body only is now IN-STOCK and ready to ship for $2000 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
For the big picture, check the just-updated Stock Status Tracker.
More in cameras rolling out! In addition to the Panasonic GH5, but for a fraction of the price, the new Canon 77D DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo in all three of its standard kits. The body-only goes for $900, with 18-55 goes for $1050, and with 18-135 goes for $1500. Given pricing, most people will go for the body-only and use existing lenses or buy as needed… This camera is a candidate to be added to the Stock Status Tracker after I look into its situation further…
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has two new updates on the Panasonic GH5 and Fuji X-T2 front!
On the Panasonic GH5 front, the body only kit is bundled with a dizzying variety of extra small accessories for $2100 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay: a Vivitar flash, Vivitar battery and charger, Vivitar bag, Corel Paintshop PRO X8 software, 64GB Lexar SDXC 300x card, spider tripod, and cables and cleaning supplies.
On the Fuji X-T2 front, the Graphite Body Only is available for $1665 in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, Amazon’s own used products persona. They even have two pictures of the actual item.
As usual, supplies of both used and high-demand new products are limited, so it may be sold out by the time you read this.
Another update of the Stock Status Tracker has breaking news for Panasonic GH5 hunters, the camera is in-stock, bundled with the 12-60mm Elmarit lens (gold writing; H-ES12060 name versus H-FS12060 for the non-Elmarit) along with a few free accessories (batteries, memory card, etc) for $3000 by Focus Camera on eBay. The GH5 goes for $2000 on its own, and the 12-60mm Elmarit lens goes for $1000 on its own (eg Adorama). As of the time of writing, they have TWO bundles available.
Meanwhile the Olympus E-M1 II body only remains in-stock for its starting price of $2000 with Adorama offering $80 promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases). Or if you are a Prime member AND pay with either the Amazon-branded Chase VISA credit card or the Prime Store card, you can get $100 cashback or statement credit if you buy from Amazon.
If you don’t want the $1299 bundle, fear not, the DJI Mavic Pro is now in-stock and ready to ship for $999 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Speaking of drones, B&H Photo is offering the 3DR Solo Quadcopter (No Gimbal) for $260 with free expedited shipping.
Speaking of B&H, they are offering the 128GB Lexar JumpDrive S45 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $29. Free shipping with a $49+ order. You can buy as many as you want. This is a tiny flash drive, competing with the Sandisk Ultra Fit and Samsung clones.
The DJI Mavic PRO official Deluxe Bundle (includes two extra batteries, a car charger, a shoulder bag, and extra propellers) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1299 at Amazon by Amazon itself. The standard DJI Mavic PRO is expected to ship in a few days at its $999 price.
NOTE: as of the time of writing, both of these are restricted to Prime members. Limiting select products for some periods of time is one of the ever-increasing Prime benefits. This is a benefit that can backfire with non-Prime members, so they should probably be using it judiciously, eg in cases of very limited supplies.
Pentax fans were not left out of these brand new third-party lenses. Some of the new Irix prime lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. Check each individual lens for availability on it. These are DSLR lenses available in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax K DSLR systems. There are two prime lenses, a 15mm f2.4 and a 11mm f4. Each lens comes in two variations, a Firefly, and a higher-quality Blackstone (costs $200 more than the Firefly equivalent). There is a table at the aforelinked page with the differences between the two lines.
The 15mm f2.4 goes for $400 in Firefly and $600 in Blackstone, while the 11mm f4 goes for $575 in Firefly and $775 in Blackstone. Another benefit of having two lines, is two opportunity for discounts instead of one 🙂
The brand new Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II Power OIS m43rds lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $448 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself (5% statement credit if a Prime member paying with Amazon Chase or Store credit cards).
This gives the first generation more discounting room, you can get it for $300 with free shipping and $12 promotional rewards at Adorama. The first generation is no longer offered for sale at B&H (discontinued; B&H SKU PA45200).
The wait is finally over! The Olympus E-M1 II body only is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $2000 as follows:
If you buy from Amazon, and are a Prime member, and pay with either the Chase VISA or Amazon Store card, you get 5% back ($100~) as a statement credit… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker…
If you are a fan of Tamron’s take on the 70-200mm f2.8 stabilized zooms, their brand new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF is in-stock and ready to ship for $1299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also earn 4% promotional rewards ($52~) to be used in future B&H purchases. Only the Canon EF is currently in-stock. The Nikon has a March 7 estimate.
Now that Pentax has a 35mm full frame DSLR (or have I imagined it?), they have to also manage a parallel product line with their more populous APS-C line. [[ insert more camera-babble talk here ]] Which brings us to their new Pentax KP APS-C DSLR that was announced in late January 2017 [see Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracker]. The DSLR kits are now in-stock, and on top of that, the kits that include lenses are discounted from the original price. The body only though remains at $1100.
PENTAX KP IN-STOCK NOW
- Body Only for $1100 at Adorama and various at Amazon and B&H Photo
- KP with 40mm f2.8 for $1200 is not in-stock yet but orderable at B&H Photo
- KP with 18-135 for $1400 at B&H Photo
- KP with 16-85 for $1600 at B&H Photo
- KP with 20-40 for $1700 at B&H Photo
At Adorama, you can get the same bundles by starting at the KP body only page and expand the yellow “Special Offer” section. You will see the lenses and the option to “Add to Bundle”. Screenshot of the relevant parts below:
As of an early 2/18/17 recheck, this sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker…
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You could sell the Audi Quattro and buy the whole Sigma Foveon line-up. Just a thought 🙂 Which brings us to the Sigma SD Quattro H mirrorless camera, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, Sigma has mirrorless APS-H cameras that take Sigma SA lenses. Yet Nikon insisted on the 1-inch system 🙂
As time goes by, we get more creative monopod-tripod tweeners, one such is the new line of Libec Hands-Free Monopods. Two models in that line are now in-stock and shipping for $150 and $250 respectively (with free shipping) at Adorama. I suppose one could describe these as a monopod-priority tripods, or monopods with tripod tendencies 🙂
Another one of the new cameras is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Fuji X-A10 wtih the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens, in the one color scheme it is available (black/silver) going for its starting price of $499 with free shipping by B&H Photo and Adorama and Adorama thru Amazon (eg if you have Amazon gift card or promotional credit waiting to get spent).
Prime time for the world of mirrorless cameras! The Rokinon 35mm f1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens is now in-stock, in the Fuji X and Sony E systems, for $499 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
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.
We have in-stock alerts for small accessories too, not just DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras 🙂 The Kenko Nyumon Slim Ring lens filter line-up has arrived at Amazon by Amazon itself. Some of the models are in-stock now, others are estimated to ship in 1-4 weeks. This is a bang-for-the-buck line, with prices ranging from $10 to $20, with 14 options available, ranging from 37mm to 82mm. The prices between 37mm and 52mm are under $11, while the 77mm and 82mm are the most expensive at $19~ each.
This is the first of three Fuji x-T2 related posts that resulted from the update of the Stock Status Tracker. The new condition Fuji X-T2 body only is currently in-stock at its standard price of $1600 at Amazon by Amazon itself.
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Also surfacing during the Stock Status update is a brand new Fuji X-T2 option, you can get the body only bundled with the official Fuji VPB-XT2 battery grip for $1700 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The grip on its own goes for around $300. This is currently in-stock and shipping.
But wait, there’s more! At Adorama’s website you get the same X-T2 and Grip bundle for the same price of $1700, but Adorama includes the following extra freebies with your purchase:
+ 32GB Lexar SDHC UHS-II U3
+ 24/7 Medium Holster case
+ Bower 20 memory card wallet
+ Flashpoint Mini Multi-Card Reader USB 2.0
+ obligatory cleaning kit
+ Corel creative software II (includes PaintShop Pro X9, Aftershot PRO 2, VideoStudio 9 and more)
Optionally when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section at Adorama, you can buy this kit with select Fuji X-Lenses for a combined purchase discount.
If you are a fan of Leica mobile cameras/lenses and are looking for an unlocked no-contract with USA-warranty Android flagship-level smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9 with dual Leica Cameras is now in-stock and ready to ship for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself. With Google betraying the Nexus line-up with an iPhone-wannabe Pixel-Schmixel (#BitterNexusFans), it opens the door for Nexus fans to explore other unlocked options from the many other Android manufacturers that even have microSD cards 🙂
The recently released Canon TS6020 All in One (AiO) Inkjet Wireless printer is not only in-stock but also discounted for $120 with free shipping at Adorama in three different color options (the color of the printer’s body, not the ink color)… For more action, check their New Years Sales and also their CES 2017 specials…
Prime your wallet canons because a new lens is now in-stock and shipping for the Canon EF system, it is the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE Lens going for $2199 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo. The Nikon version is not in-stock yet…
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.
This is a combo in-stock and pre-order alert for the Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo going for $949 with free shipping. It is now in-stock and ready to ship for the Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K DSLR systems. And it is available for pre-order for Canon EF and Sony E-mount. This is a (35mm) full frame manual focus lens.
This is an older post… For the latest updated, check the Stock Status Tracker…