Pre-order new Canon G1 X III APS-C RAWsumer for $1300

The sensors are increasing in RAWsumers, and so are the prices! Canon finally decided to go APS-C with their storied G-series. The brand new Canon G1 X III (aka third generation) has an APS-C sensor, and a pre-order price of $1300, both on the uptick. The lens glued to the body is a 24-72mm (eq) f2.8-5.6 with OIS.

Pre-orders are accepted at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself where they have a late November 2017 release estimate.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 were RAWsumers are making a late run in the year, seven new ones in 2017, versus eight new DSLRs and ten new mirrorless cameras.

Pre-order new Nikon Official Two DX Lens Kit (40/2.8 MAC; 10-20/4.5-5.6 VR) for $547

Manufacturer-created Lens bundles are all the rage these days. Nikon has a Landscape and Macro DX bundle with the 40mm f/2.8 MACRO and 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lenses, both DX (APS-C), on sale for $547 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

This is a “Coming Soon” item, it is not in-stock yet! The 40/2.8 goes for $277 on its own, while the 10-20/4.5-5.6 goes for $307 on its own, for a total of $584 if purchased separately.

Pre-order 15.6″ Diet Bezel ASUS VivoBook F510UA for $499

This is a new “diet bezel” pre-order laptop that is generating a lot of traction at Amazon, it is currently the #1 among New Releases. It is the 15.6″ ASUS VivoBook F510UA Windows 10 laptop with a pre-order price of $499. No shipping estimate yet. Its full name is F510UA-AH51.

Its claim to fame is the “diet bezel” (not a professional term). Per the product description, this has a 0.3″ NanoEdge bezel and a 80% screen-to-body ratio. It is 0.8″ thick, it is physically 14.2″ wide but with a 15.6″ diagonal full HD display.

Other specs include 8GB DDR4 RAM, Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz (8th generation; ranks a very respectable #373 at cpubenchmark.net for a $500 laptop), 1TB HDD (5400rpm), Intel UHD 620 graphics, SD card reader, HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1) ports, 802.11ac, 3.7 lbs weight, fingerprint sensor, etc.

No optical drive, no touchscreen. There is no mention of Bluetooth in the product description. This is brand new, there are no reviews yet.

Pre-order new iPX8 waterproof 7-inch Kindle Oasis e-reader with Audible for $250+

If you like to read everywhere you go, or you spend a lot of time in various shooting locations waiting and you want to make the most of the downtime, you may be interested in a brand new waterproof Kindle Oasis e-book reader with Audible (audiobook) support!

The new waterproof Oasis is available for pre-ordering starting at $250 from Amazon directly. This is a 7-inch 300 ppi screen, iPX8 waterproofness (2 meters, 60 minutes), with physical page turn buttons, bluetooth support, etc.

UPDATE: you can see the various options in the search results if you don’t want to play with the “Customize” button.

The default $250 model comes with 8GB of on-board storage (an increase from the previous models), Wifi-only, with Special Offers. Options that cost extra:

  • You can instead get 32GB of on-board storage (if you want to load it up with audiobooks) for +$30
  • you can remove the Special Offers for +$20 [you can remove these later as well for a one-time fee; they are not that bad unless you hate ads]
  • get the Wifi + Cellular for +$50; free cellular data for e-book purposes
  • you can select the various options using the Customize button on the product page

This is so tempting 🙂 Please feel free to send me one as part of our just-launched Secret Santa 🙂

Pre-order new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones

The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones crash-landed at the very top of the Dxomark Mobile Rankings with a score of 98, topping the camera modules of the latest iPhones and Galaxies [iPhone X not measured yet since it’s not released yet]. Check further down the DxoMark page if you want to see the bar-chart and pros/cons summary.

These new phones are now available for pre-ordering at the official Google Store and also at Project Fi and also at Verizon Wireless with an optional trade-in promotion up to $300.

Prices are $649 (64GB) and $749 (128GB) for the Pixel 2, and $850 (64GB) and $950 (128GB) for the Pixel 2 XL.

All of these early pre-orders qualify for a free “Google Home Mini” (the new donut shaped one, priced $49 brand new).

PS: speaking of smartphones, the previous generation Sony XZ (unlocked, USA warranty, 32GB) is on sale for $350 in two different colors by Amazon herself.

Google Pixel Book invades Amazon

One of the brand new Google products announced yesterday [you can re-live our live-tweeting of the event if you have already finished reading the Yellow Pages] is now available for purchase at one of Google’s current bitter frenemy rivals, Amazon! The two i5 versions of the Google Pixel Book (2017) are available for pre-ordering for $999 (i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) or for $1199 for the 256GB storage version. Amazon’s release date estimate for these is October 31st.

The third model is not available for pre-order yet, not even at the Google Store where it reveals the price of the i7 model (16GB RAM, 512GB storage), it is $1649. That’s $650 more than the base model.

Note that the PixelBook Pen is NOT included with the devices. You have to purchase it separately for $99.

Needless to say, you can get a better value with other ChromeOS devices [eg Samsung Chromebook PRO for $500] or Windows laptops, this is more of a prestige flagship in the world of Chrome OS and ChromeDroid. During the keynote they showed someone using the Adobe Lightroom Android app on this to do their lightrooming.

CRACKPOT THEORY

Another interesting thing that could potentially have Google go head to head with Samsung in 2018 or beyond: the development of the stylus pen for the PixelBook could also make its way into the Pixel smartphone line.

So perhaps the Pixel Ultra “meeting” that was teased by Google employees during the Keynote is actually this: a Pixel phone with a PixelBook Pen, a direct competitor to the Galaxy Note 8 line! Or that “Ultra” could have been a sly shot at the “iPhone X”.

Pre-order new Google Pixel Book starting at $999

If you missed our live-tweeting of the Google Pixel 2017 event, you can relive it with a Twitter thread. Some of the products revealed are already available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Google PixelBook for $999 (i5, 8GB, 128GB) or $1200 (256GB)
+ the i7 is not priced yet, so it cannot be pre-ordered

+ Google Home Mini for $49

+ the Google Home MAX is not available for pre-ordering yet

Pre-order new Adobe Elements 2018 software

It’s that time of the year again. Fall means many things, among them, a new version of the Elements software falls down from the Adobe tree! As usual, the initial prices are for early adopters, and they drip-drop down as times go by.

The individual Photoshop Elements 2018 and Photoshop Premiere 2018 go for $100 each, while the bundle goes for $150.

Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and such.

Now Shipping: New GoPRO HERO6 for $500 [with Karma for $1200]

GoPRO is taking pre-ordering to the next level! They have officially revealed their brand new GoPRO HERO6 today and not only it is available for pre-ordering, it is also already in-stock and shipping. That’s the shortest time between pre-orders and shipping that I can recall 🙂

The GoPRO HERO6 goes for $500 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself.

But that’s not all. GoPRO is also bundling the HERO6 with the GoPRO KARMA, together going for $1200 at Amazon by Amazon itself (in-stock already) and B&H Photo (coming soon).

Pre-order Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic for $200

Lensbabies are multiplying like bunnies these days. The new Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic is available for pre-ordering for $200. This if you already have a compatible Lensbaby “Lens Body”.

If not, fear not, they also have bundles of the Sweet 80 with the Composer Pro II, together available for pre-order for $379 at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon, Pentax K, Sony A, or Canon in SLR systems, and in your choice of Fuji X, M43rds, Sony E or Samsung NX in mirrorless systems.

Pre-order new Profoto A1 AirTTL Studio Lights and Accessories

Profoto is expanding into on-camera flashes, with their new Profoto A1 AirTTL Studio Lights available in Canon or Nikon for $995 each. To get along with them, they are also launching nine accessories (gel kits, extra batteries, chargers, bounce cards, etc. You can see them all and place pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama.

New Lens, No Pre-Orders: Tamron 100-400 f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

Tamron has revealed a new DSLR lens, the 100-400 f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD for the Canon and Nikon systems. There is no price on the lens yet, and since there’s no price, there are no pre-order options yet either.

There is a product page created for this lens however at B&H Photo.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 page.

Pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Per the Mobile OS Fairness Doctrine, having mentioned the new iPhones, we now have to mention the flagship Android phone with its dual OIS cameras, which, what a coincidence, is also available for pre-order!

FACTORY UNLOCKED

If you prefer factory unlocked, with USA warranty and no carrier strings attached, you can get it for $930 in two color options at B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Samsung’s own store offers it both factory unlocked, and also in six carrier configurations (the Big Four, plus US Cellular and Comcast/Xfinity) for $930. They also have an optional $300 Trade-In Promotion of qualifying/eligible trade-in phones.

UPDATE: if you are a fan of eBay shopping, they have a variety of listings. Keep in mind, eBay is an open marketplace with all kinds of product conditions and authorized dealer status and international models and such, so be sure to scrutinize each listing before buying!

CARRIER OFFERS

Carriers have a variety of offers with their terms and conditions and restrictions and pitfalls, so be sure to read and understand them before jumping aboard a particular carrier…

There are also some promotions that get you free accessories with early pre-orders. Check each carrier’s various options for details.

AT&T offers a 30-month installment plan with 0% APR on approved credit and such, for $31.67 per month. They have an up to $300 trade-in promotion, fineprint buried at the bottom of that page.

T-Mobile offers an old fashioned “Buy One, Get One FREE” promotion, with their own set of prerequisites and requirements for the promotion.

SPRINT has a “Switch to Sprint” promotion that is $20 per month on the 18-month Sprint FLEX Lease program with monthly bill credits on approved credit, with their prerequisites and restrictions. Note that this is a lease promotion, not a purchase promotion.

Verizon Wireless has a Trade-IN promotion that gets you up to 50% off Galaxy Note 8 with select trade-ins and a monthly payment plan and with other requirements. The 50% off is reserved for ten models (S7*, S8*, iPhone 7*, Pixel XL, etc), while the 35% off is with previous previous generation flagships, and 25% off is three times previous generation models.

Pre-order iPhone 8 and Apple TV 4K and Watch 3

The first wave of the new products Apple revealed at their 9/12/17 presentation at the new UFO building are now available for pre-ordering. The iPhone X is not part of this round, pre-orders will open later in the year.

APPLE TV 4K

We start with the 4K Apple TV which is a simple “add to cart” purchase without complications. There is a 32GB model for $179 and a 64GB for $199 with pre-orders available at B&H Photo and Adorama and MacMall

APPLE WATCH SERIES 3

+ Apple Watch Series 3 for $359 (four options)
+ Apple Watch Series 3 with CELLULAR for $429 (seven options) unlocked at B&H Photo OR for $400 at Verizon Wireless (requirements)
+ more expensive options also available – check all 34 options

IPHONE 8 and 8 PLUS PROMOTIONS

Be sure to read all the terms and conditions for the carrier promotions, as each carrier has their own terminology and fineprint!

At Sprint, their Best Trade-IN offer is 50% off the price of an iPhone 8 or 8 PLUS with a string of prerequisites including Sprint FLEX, and eligible trade-in, with new line or qualifying upgrade, etc, etc. Check all the details there.

At AT&T Wireless they offer a 30-month 0% APR installment plan on approved credit with their own set of prerequisites.

At T-Mobile, everyone gets a giant splash of magenta for FREE 😉 They too have a trade in promotion with up to $300 in 24 bill credits with eligible trade-in and their own prerequisites. They actually created a readable FAQ on the Trade-In offer, which all carriers should be required to provide instead of hiding all the terms in tiny online fineprint and anachronistic terminology 🙂 [T-Mobile does this too, not just the other three, but in this case, the FAQ is a nice touch]

Verizon Wireless has a trade-in promotion for the iPhone 8 and also the iPhone 8 PLUS that gets you $100 or $200 or $300 depending on which phone you are trading in. Only specific models are eligible for the trade-in bonus:

MACBOOK SPECIALS

These were not announced this week, but since we have an Apple-centric post, this is a good place to post them…

+ Apple MacBook, iMac, Mini, iPad sales at B&H Photo

+ Sales and Price-Checks on the latest models at MacMall

+ MacMall Super Sale

+ Adorama Apple Sale as well with 21 participating products

Pre-orders are now LIVE for Sony RX10 IV

The iPhone X ruined my joke for the Sony RX10 IV price, because it no longer costs twice as much as the iPhone 🙂 Regardless, bad jokes are not included with the pre-orders 🙂 Sony went the flagship smartphone route with separating the announcements from the pre-orders. So today is the day…

… pre-orders are now accepted for $1700 for the new Sony RX 10 IV 1-inch superzoom with RAW and much and more at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

If my without-calculator math is correct, this is the 13th RX-series camera, and all of them are still available for purchase. Check the most recent (July 2017) Fixed Lens Price Chart for the previous models (does not have RX0 and RX10 IV).

Pre-order new ACER Holo 360 360-degree camera

Another one of the IFA 2017 products has made its way to the Pre-ordering party, it is ACER with its new Holo 360 all-in-one 360 degrees camera, available for pre-ordering for $429 at B&H Photo.

Per the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Fairness Doctrine, any mention of Acer must be accompanied by a mention of ASUS, which brings us to the new ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Smartphone available for pre-order for $199 at B&H Photo. This has dual 13mp cameras, and of interest if you value BIG batteries – this has a 5000 mAh battery! The processor is on the light side being a Snapdragon 430, but has 4GB RAM, 32GB on-board with microSDXC, 5.5″ 1080p, Nougat, factory unlocked.

Pre-order Litepanels Gemini 2×1 Bi-Color LED Soft Panel

On the pro lighting front, there is a pre-order there too! B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders for the Litepanels Gemini 2×1 Bi-Color LED Soft Panel (Standard Yoke) for the very specific price of $4218 with free expedited shipping when it gets released. The current availability estimate is mid October 2017.

For more B&H action, check their latest B&H Featured Sales.

Pre-order on Thursday new Sony RX10 IV for $1700

It’s interesting how the camera market can sometimes go in circles in some ways. The good old Olympus E-series fixed lens cameras of a decade ago may have found spiritual successors in the Sony RX10 series mayhaps, which brings us to a new addition to the line, the new RX 10 IV, available for pre-ordering on Thursday AM for $1700 at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

One unusual accomplishment of the Sony RX-series is that every single camera in the RX-series remains a currently available. How much this is a sign of popularity and how much it is a matter of inventory, I do not know, but it still is something rare in the world of digital cameras.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, making it the sixth RAWsumer of the year, and the most expensive of the lot so far.

Pre-order new Rotolight NEO II and HSS Transmitter

On the lighting front, a new line of Rotolight NEO II on-camera lights and HSS Transmitters are now available for pre-ordering at Adorama. The NEO II light fixture goes for $400, or you can buy a full kit for $1600. HSS Transmitters are available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus-Pentax [one model for both; they haven’t merged]. There’s also a $100 receiver. A total of seven options are available.

For more Adorama action, check their latest New Releases and Pre-orders page.

Pre-order new Fuji 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO

Coming along with the Fuji X-E3 camera and its accessories, Fuji also revealed a new medium format prime lens, but also a new prime lens for their X-System!

The new Fuji 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO has a starting price of $1200 and it is available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo and Adorama.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page.

Pre-order Fuji X-E3 Accessories: Hand Grip $129, Bottom Case $79

In addition to the previously mentioned Fuji X-E3 camera pre-orders, now two of its serious accessories are available for pre-ordering:

+ Fuji MHG-XE3 Metal Hand Grip for $129 at Adorama and Amazon itself (late September estimate)

+ Fuji LC-XE3 Bottom Leather Case for $79 at Adorama and Amazon itself (late September estimate)

For more Adorama action, check their latest New Releases and Pre-orders page.

Pre-order new Fujifilm GF 45mm f2.8 R WR [Medium Format]

The Fuji GFX mirrorless medium format system has a new member today, a brand new lens, the new Fuji Fujinon GF 45mm f2.8 R WR, available for pre-ordering for $1699 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Medium Format systems are more specialty, so you’re not gonna get a burst of new lenses like you may get with DSLR and mirrorless 35mm and smaller-sensor systems.

There is only one camera so far in the system, the GFX-50S, which goes for $6500 in new condition or you can get it used starting at $5300 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. You can find this at the bottom of the Stock Status Tracker.

Pre-order new Fuji X-E3 Mirrorless iLC starting at $899

Mirrorless cameras just scored a goal, increasing their lead to 10-8! Fuji put in a new middlefielder that scored this goal [okay, time to abandon soccer/football analogies]…

Fuji has a new 24mp APS-C mirrorless camera in their X-System, it is part of the X-E series, it is the brand new X-E3, available in silver or black [but still not Raiders edition].

It will be available in three official kits as follows:

  • BODY ONLY for $899
  • with 23mm f2 for $1150
  • with 18-55 for $1300

Pre-orders at the above prices are now accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself where the release estimate is September 28 (2017).

Keep in mind though, estimates are only estimates until or unless the cameras start shipping.

This reinforces the three Fuji X-System lines of X-T, X-E, and X-A.

It also juxtapositions this new camera with the existing Fuji X-T1 with FREE 35mm f2 promotion, at the moment giving the X-T1 an advantage in terms of both a lower price and a free lens included with it. [check the Stock Status Tracker for all the X-T1 options].

Nikon D850 Body gets a September 7 release estimate

Keep in mind, release estimates of new camera gear can sometimes be finicky and can obviously change as time goes by. So with that disclaimer out of the way…

… we have began a full update of the Stock Status Tracker and as of this update…

… the Amazon listing for the Nikon D850 body only shows a September 7 in 2017 release estimate for the camera.

To make sure I’m not hallucinating, here’s a screenshot 🙂

According to Amazon’s Best Seller charts, this is the #1 seller among New Release digital cameras. Keep in mind, the Amazon best seller lists are only as good as the product categories different products are put in. If someone fat-fingers a coffee machine under cameras, it will show in the best sellers 🙂

Pre-order new Ricoh THETA V 360 4K Spherical VR Camera

Even though they bought Pentax, Ricoh still has some cameras under its own name, such as their Theta series. A new model is born today in that series, the new THETA V 360 4K Spherical VR Camera, now available for pre-ordering for $430 at B&H Photo.

Ricoh thinks of this as a mini system, as it also offers optional accessories for pre-ordering:

+ Ricoh TW-1 Underwater Housing for Theta V, S, or SC for $200

+ Ricoh TA-1 3D Microphone for THETA V 360 Camera for $270

Pre-order new 400GB (yes, four hundred) Sandisk Ultra microSDXC

If you have devices that can support 400GB microSDXC cards, and you like the idea of having that much of your data in a single card, then you may be interested to learn that the new condition 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I, model SDSQUAR-400G-GN6MA, is available for pre-ordering for $250 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

PS: back in our time, we were lucky if we could get a 64MB Smartmedia card at a reasonable price 🙂 Now you can fit over 6000 of those Smartmedia cards in this tiny little microSD card 🙂

Pre-order new Sony RX0 elementproof 1-inch RAWsumer Action Cam on 9/5/17

It’s IFA time in Berlin, which means more new tech products from all directions. Especially, in the world of photography, since this is an odd year, so there’s no Photokina [see Trade Show Calendar].

Sony had a pretty successful RX-series of RAWsumers, case in point, as you can see at the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart all models continue to be available in new condition at authorized dealers!

So it should not be a surprise that Sony would decide to further expand the RX-series.

Which brings us to the new brand new RX0, an ultra-compact elementproof camera but with a 1-inch 21mp sensor, and a 24mm f4 Zeiss-blessed lens, RAW of course (it wouldn’t be an RX-series without RAW!), and various tempting video features. And an RX-series starting price of $700.

In new-typical Sony fashion, pre-orders are not accepted right away. It will be available for pre-ordering on September 5, 2017.

But there are detailed pages for it at B&H Photo and Adorama.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page, making it the fifth RAWsumer to be introduced in 2017. Try to guess the other four before looking. But we don’t have fabulous prizes if you guess right 🙂

Pre-order new Olympus E-M10 Mark III M43rds Mirrorless Camera

In a matter of three days, the Mirrorless Cameras managed to not only score an equalizer, but take the lead 9-8 over DSLR cameras among the New Cameras of 2017. The one who gave the mirrorless cameras the lead is the brand new Olympus E-M10 Mark III, or Third of Its Name, now available for pre-ordering in two configurations, body only or with lens and bag.

Each combo is available in either silver or black, but so far, there’s no Raiders edition yet. With the Raiders moving in Vegas, the opportunities for Raiders merchandising are at an all time high [speculation].

+ E-M10 III Body Only pre-orders for $650 in silver or black at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ E-M10 III with 14-42mm EZ lens and Olympus Case and 16GB SD card for $800 in silver or black at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ also available is Olympus CS-51B Body Jacket for $50 in Black or Brown color schemes

Pre-order three new Canon Tilt Shift Macro Prime Lenses for $2199 each

If you are a Canon EF shooter and love tilt-shift lenses, it’s your lucky day! Canon has revealed three new tilt-shift TS-E EF lenses, each one priced at $2199. So for the price of a used old Honda Civic, you can get all three 🙂 They are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Canon TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ Canon TS-E 135mm f4L Macro Tilt-Shift at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

PS: car prices are estimates and do not represent Blue Book values 😉

PS2: these too have been added to the New Lenses of 2017

Pre-order new Canon M100 mirrorless camera

Canon is back with their renewed interest in their mirrorless system. They have a new camera, the M100, that will be available in two options. For $600, with the 15-45mm kit lens, and for $950 with the 15-45 and the 55-200 lenses. They are available in black or white and pre-ordering is available at B&H Photo and Aamzon itself and Adorama.

With this announcement, mirrorless cameras “scored an equalizer”, making the score 8 vs 8 in DSLR vs Mirrorless among the New Cameras of 2017.

Pre-order new Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite

Of Canon lighting interest, they have revealed a brand new Canon MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite with a starting price of $989 and a mid-November 2017 release estimate. Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama.

Despite that estimate, there are a couple of listings at Amazon by Beach Camera that say this is in-stock and shipping in a few days. They have the same price and include some free accessories, one bundle with a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, and another bundle with a Tripod, Kodak Flash and more. This also shows as in-stock at Beach Camera’s own website, but not at their Buydig online-centric website.

I have no way of verifying whether it is indeed in-stock there, so YMMV…

Pre-order new Nikon D850 Body Only FF DSLR

Wallets open wide. Open ALL the frames in your wallet. The Nikon full frame DSLR that was promised is now a real product. The Nikon D850 body only is officially announced and pre-orders are accepted for $3300 at authorized dealers including B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

With this new addition, the DSLRs take an 8-7 lead versus Mirrorless cameras among the New Cameras of 2017. But the score is far from settled, IFA is just around the corner. There is no Photokina this year since it is an odd-numbered year [and a very odd year to boot], so announcements may be spread out more evenly among the remaining Trade Shows.

In a surprisingly fast move (for this blog these days), the Nikon D850 has also just been added to the Stock Status Tracker. This is the fastest I’ve ever added a camera to the tracker 🙂

Pre-order discount: HP 14″ ZBook 14u G4 Mobile Workstation for $942

If you are a fan of using mobile workstations (as in more powreful laptops), B&H Photo has a pre-order discount on the HP 14″ ZBook 14u G4 Mobile Workstation. The entry-point model dropped from $982 to $942 with free expedited shipping. There are higher specs as well for more, including touchscreen options. The top model is $1728 with touchscreen, Core i7-7500U Dual-Core, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, 14″ 1920 x 1080 TN SVA, etc. The shipping estimate is “coming soon”.

Pre-order Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws kit

Honey Badger cares about lighting! The new Interfit Honey Badger lightning gear are now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. The Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws Compact Flash Head goes for $300, while the Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws 2-Light Kit goes for $700. They are expected to begin shipping in mid-August 2017.

PS: actual honey badgers are not included!

PS2: obligatory viral YouTube video.

Pre-order new 49″ Samsung 32:9 Curved 4K 144 Hz FreeSync HDR LCD Monitor

If you are a fan of state of the art really-really wide monitors, the new 49″ Samsung 32:9 Curved 4K 144 Hz FreeSync HDR LCD Monitor is now available for pre-ordering for $1500 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a late July 2017 release estimate.

Speaking of Samsung, their Samsung Gear 360 VR camera is on sale for $110 with free shipping with up to three units per customer. This is the US version with US warranty.

Pre-order new Gitzo 100 Year Anniversary Tripods

Nikon has launched their 100 Year Anniversary products but they are not the only ones celebrating 100 years. If you are a fan of Gitzo Tripods, they have in very limited quantities two new 100-Year Anniversary tripods. Just like the Nikon cameras, they are priced for collectors and hardcore fans in terms of pricing.

The Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod with Ball Head goes for $1500, while the Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Arsene Gitzhoven Edition Tripod with Ball Head goes for $3000. They are expected to ship in late October 2017.

The former can be purchased online, but the latter (the $3000 model) can only be ordered in-store or by calling B&H and it is not returnable and non-cancelable. The $1500 model is a regular internet purchase without the above restrictions.

Pre-order Flashpoint eVOLV Twin Head (Bowens Mount (AD-B2)) for $59

If you are a fan of the Flashpoint lighting gear, as seen often at Adorama, they have a new item now available for pre-order for $59 with free shipping, it is the Flashpoint eVOLV Twin Head (Bowens Mount (AD-B2)). Shipping date is not available yet.

Speaking of Adorama, if you are a fan of Windows 7 PRO, they have a couple of Acer PC doorbusters on sale, expiring by 7/11/17, with free shipping:

+ Acer Extensa X2 EX2610G-CJ306 Desktop Computer for $189
+ Intel Celeron J3060 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 PRO

+ Acer Extensa X EX2610G-PJ371 Desktop Computer for $239
+ Intel Pentium J3710 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 PRO

Speaking of limited time offers, good until 7/10/17 they are offering the Robo 3D C2 Compact Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi for $600 with free shipping.

Sales and Promotional Pages

While we are talking Adorama, if you feel like deal fishing, here are some of their sales and promotions pages:

+ Specials page (over 3000 items)

+ Rebates page (over 340 items)

+ Overstock page (over 7600 items)

+ USED items on Clearance (over 440 items)

+ Refurbished items (over 70 items, many are Nikon DSLRs and Lenses)

Now if I was IBM’s Watson, I could have gone through those 11,000+ items in 5 milliseconds and created a nice report. But sadly I am not, so it is a DIY adventure 🙂

RED Professional video cameras can now be purchased at B&H

If you are a fan of the RED professional video cameras and B&H Photo, we have good news for you! The RED cameras and their accessories are now available for purchase at B&H Photo. A total of 21 options are available at B&H at the moment. They are currently in pre-order status. RED are specialty products, so you can’t stock them the same way you stock Canon Digital Rebels 🙂

Pre-order new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (C/N)

CORRECTION: the lens price is $1200. The original post said the price was $1999.

It’s the season of f2.8 zoom lenses 🙂 Tamron has a new one out, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is now available for pre-ordering for $1200 [CORRECTED] in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems at Adorama and B&H Photo and OneCALL and Beach Camera thru Amazon (with extras)

In Tamron-speak, “VC” is image stabilization, “Di” is digitally optimized (not APS-C, just digitally optimized). “Di II” is APS-C.

This lens too has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page. This is the fifth f2.8 zoom lens announced this year!

Pre-order new Canon 6D Mark II for $1999

The Canon 6D line now has a second member! The Canon 6D Mark II is now officially official with its touchscreen Vari-angle “twist and shout” display and its 26mp 35mm FF sensor! The camera is available for pre-ordering in three official kits as follows:

+ 6D II Body Only for $1999 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ 6D II with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for $2599 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ 6D II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM for $3099 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

+ Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip for EOS 6D Mark II for $249 at B&H Photo and $300 at Adorama and Amazon itself
+ prices will eventually converge

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, with the DSLRs now taking a 7-6 “lead” over the Mirrorless cameras 🙂

Pre-order new Canon SL2 for $550 (body) or $700 (w/18-55)

Canon took their time, but they have finally revealed a new SL-series DSLR, the aptly named SL2 is now out and about, available for pre-order for $550 in body only, or for $700 with the 18-55mm EF-S IS STM. The new SL2 has a Vari-Angle Touch-Screen, a “twist and shout” screen 🙂

+ SL2 Body Only for $550 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

+ SL2 with 18-55 EF-S IS STM for $700 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017, with the DSLRs now taking a 7-6 “lead” over the Mirrorless cameras 🙂