Pre-order new Pentax 50mm f1.4 SDM AW HD FA

50mm primes have a “special relation” with photography, and to celebrate this, Pentax has a brand new 50mm prime lens, it is the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens available for pre-ordering for $1200 at B&H Photo

Pre-order new Rokinon 24mm f2.8 [Sony E] for $399

More Rokinon action! In addition to the 14/2.8 AF Canon version being a B&H Daily Deal, Rokinon is back with another brand new autofocus prime lens available for pre-ordering, it is the 24mm f2.8 auto-focus for the Sony E-system going for $399 with pre-orders accepted at B&H Photo

Pre-order the new Sony RX100 VI for $1200

Sony strikes again with another RX-series camera, the sixth of its name in the RX100 series, it is the brand new RX100 Mark VI, available for pre-ordering for $1200 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself. The release estimate is July 10 in 2018.

It has a 1″ 20mp sensor, 28-200mm eq f2.8-4.5 Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* blessed lens, 315-point phase detection, touchscreen, 4K, etc. Just like the RX10 IV, this new model has also moved the chains forward in terms of pricing…

Pre-order new DJI Ronin-S for $699

B&H Photo has scored an exclusive, you can now pre-order the brand new DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilizer for $699 with free expedited shipping when it is released. The current release estimate is mid-June 2018, other things equal… No relation to Ronin or Samurai or Shoguns or Westworld I presume πŸ™‚

Speaking of B&H Photo, their Optic 2018 Conference runs June 3-6 in 2018. You can attend for free in person if you are gonna be in New York at that time (registration required; seating limited) or you can watch it all online from the comfort of wherever there’s Wifi or 4G LTE πŸ™‚

Pre-order new Sigma 105/1.4 ART HSM [C/N/E/Si]

Another day, another new lens available for pre-ordering. It is Shiguma time once again, their new 105mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens is available for pre-ordering for $1599 at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon, Canon, and Sigma SLR systems and Sony E full frame mirrorless system.

Pre-order new Tamron 18-270 Di II VC PZD [C/N]

Speaking of pre-ordering, another Tamron superzoom lens is now available for pre-ordering, it is the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD going for $350 in your choice of Nikon or Canon DSLR systems at B&H Photo

Pre-order new Fuji X-T100 mirrorless for $600 to $700

Fuji is back with another X-System interchangeable lens digital camera, part of the X-T series. it is the new X-T100, available for pre-order for $600 in body only in three color schemes at Adorama and B&H Photo… It is also available in a “take pictures with” kit with the XC 15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ for $700 available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo and Adorama

Pre-order the new OnePlus 6 from China for $800

If you like what you see so far from the previews, specs, hands-on and announcements of the all new OnePlus 6 flagship smartphone, you can place pre-orders for it for $800 from GearBest.com. This will ship from China in early July. Various shipping options are available in addition to the free slow shipping. It has dual cameras, 8GB RAM (!), 128GB on-board storage, and much and more…

Pre-order new Sigma 70/2.8 DG ART Macro for $569

Macro prime time now, Adorama is accepting pre-orders for $569 for the new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro Lens in the following systems: Canon EF system and Sigma system and Sony E system.

UPDATE: pre-orders for these are also accepted at B&H Photo.

There is no Nikon option yet…

Pre-order new AMD Ryzen 7* and 5* processors

The new AMD Ryzen 7 and 5 processors are now available for pre=ordering at NewEgg and Amazon by Amazon itself with prices ranging from $200 for the Ryzen 5 2600 to $330 for the Ryzen 7X 2700. Both places have an April 19 release date, giving you plenty of time to start or finish your taxes πŸ™‚

Z CAM E1 Mini 4K M43rds Camera for $199

Among the latest B&H NAB 2018 Specials running until 4/14/18 is the new condition Z CAM E1 Mini 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera going for $199 in the Gift Box Packaging or $249 in the Standard Packaging. This is a Micro Four Thirds little thing.

But Z Cam is not just small little things, they have a couple of VR Cinematic cameras, the Z CAM S1 6K Professional for $1800 (in-stock) and the S1 PRO Cinematic for $8580 in pre-order status.

Pre-order the Nikon D850 FilmMaker’s Kit for $5500

Nikon has a hard time making enough Nikon D850s to satisfy demand but that didn’t stop them from creating the “FilmMaker’s Kit”, it is the D850 body only bundled with a trio of f1.8G FX lenses (20, 35, 85), the ME-1 Stereo Microphone and ME-W1 wireless microphone, a 7 inch Atomos Ninja Flame and a spare EN-EL15a battery.

The price of this bundle is $5500 and it is available for pre-ordering at Amazon by Amazon itself and by Adorama and by B&H Photo… This has been added to our Stock Status Tracker

WHEN DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO BUY THE FILMMAKER KIT?

The three f1.8G lenses on their own go for $800, $527, $477 respectively, totaling (with the help of a calculator) $1804. The Atomos goes for $795 on its own, increasing the bundle value to $2600. The battery goes for $60 on its own, while the two microphones go for $134 and $199 respectively. So that’s a total under $3000 for the Filmmaker kit, plus $3300 for the camera = $6300, with an asking price of $5500 for the bundle.

So with a difference of $2200 between the D850 body only ($3300) and the Filmmaker kit ($5500), you’d need to want at least $2200 worth of the kit items to make this a good deal. In other words, if you want all three lenses AND the Atomos, then it’s worth doing it, otherwise it becomes a too close to call type of a situation.

Pre-order new 9.7″ “Educational” iPad, Get $25 e-Gift Card

Apple’s Education Event yesterday revealed a new iPad targeting education, but also generating a lot of interest among the general consumer looking for a $300-ish iPad with support for the Apple Pencil (aka digital stylus). For consumers, this new 9.7″ inch iPad is available for pre-ordering for $330 with a $25 Best Buy e-gift-card at the Best Buy website. The $330 price is for the base Wifi-only model with 32GB storage.

The prices increase as usual with more storage, the 128GB goes for $430 (the usual +$100 storage tier bump). Meanwhile the 32GB Cellular model goes for $460 and the 128GB Cellular goes for $560 (the usual +$130 bump).

OF photography interest is support for the Apple Pencil. The Apple pencil is NOT included. It is also compatible with the upcoming Logitech Crayon.

The iPads are still not available for purchase by Amazon itself (various 3rd-party sellers offer them but not Amazon itself), so the iPad tablet market is still doing okay. If they were close to the panic button, they’d be sold by Amazon itself as well πŸ™‚

Pre-order new HTC Vive PRO for $799 (non-PRO drops to $499)

If you are a boldly going early adopter of this decade’s attempts at VR technology, Amazon itself is now accepting pre-orders for the HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality Headset for $799 with an April 5 release estimate. Maximum of up to three units pre-ordered per customer at the moment.

Meanwhile the previous non-PRO models, the HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System is down to $500 with free shipping by Amazon itself. Also maximum of up to three per customer at the sale price.

Pre-order new Z CAM K1 Pro Cinematic VR180 Camera

Another new “alternative camera” is now available for pre-ordering. It is the Z CAM K1 Pro Cinematic VR180 Camera going for $2995 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The shipping estimate is “coming soon”…

For more pre-order alerts, check our … pre-order alerts posts πŸ™‚

Pre-order new Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL portable flash system

New on the lighting front! If you are a fan of the Elinchrom way of things, they have just launched their new Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL system with preorders accepted at B&H Photo for $1250. The ELB 500 TTL Flash head goes for $500 on its own. Or you can pre-order the ELB 500 TTL To Go Kit for $1900 (ELB 500 TTL with battery, flash cable, cable, charger, etc) or you can get that with two heads for $2125. The flash head has a March 12 in-stock estimate, while the rest are “coming soon”.

B&H now offers Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9* pre-orders

We rounded up the various carrier options for the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9* earlier today, but if you are a fan of factory unlocked with US warranty purchased from independent retailers, you are in luck! B&H Photo now has them available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Samsung Galaxy S9 for $720 in four color schemes

+ Samsung Galaxy S9 PLUS for $840 in three color schemes

Pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ today

The Mobile World Congress party is over but the Samsung Galaxy S9* party has just began! Today is the first time pre-orders are accepted for the new Snapdragon 845 duo [remember, only the S9+ gets the dual camera], with orders shipping/delivered two weeks from today (March 16).

+ Samsung’s own website offers the S9 for $720 and the S9 Plus for $840, unlocked with USA warranty
+ optional financing available on 24 or 36 month plans
+ up to $350 trade-in credit of eligible phones
+ Unlocked with USA warranty is the best way to buy it unless you prefer a carrier or their leasing/buying/upgrade options
+ Samsung also offers carrier versions of the phone, sometimes with lower prices than the carrier themselves if you plan to buy it outright (the carriers are favoring the 18-month and 24-month plans and leases instead of outright purchases)

+ Unlocked not available for purchase yet at 3rd-party retailers like B&H and Amazon (phone manufacturers and their carrier friends intentionally delay them because … carriers)

+ Verizon Galaxy S9 for $800 outright or $33.33/mo on 24 month plan
+ Verizon Galaxy S9 PLUS for $930 outright or $38.74/mo on 24 month plan
+ up to $350 trade-in credit on eligible phones; $150 if you switch to Verizon
+ $150 off if you buy it together with a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch

+ AT&T Galaxy S9 for $$790 outright or $26.34/mo on 30-month plan;
+ AT&T Galaxy S9 PLUS for $915 out right or $30.50/mo on 30-month plan
+ AT&T NEXT options also available;
+ up to $350 trade-in credit on eligible phones; $150 if you switch to AT&T

+ T-Mobile Galaxy S9 for $720 outright or $30/mo for 24 months
+ T-Mobile Galaxy S9 PLUS for $840 outright or $120 down plus $30/mo on 24 months
+ up to $360 trade-in o eligible phones
+ all you can eat magenta is FREE πŸ™‚

+ Sprint Galaxy S9 for $792 outright or with 18-month Flex Lease plans
+ Sprint Galaxy S9 PLUS for $912 outright or with 18-month Flex Lease plans
+ up to $350 trade-in credit; $150 prepaid VISA if you switch to Sprint
+ note that Sprint lease plans do not pay the full price of the phone; at the end of the lease you have to pay the difference if you want to keep the phone

+ Xfinity Galaxy S9 for $720 outright or $30/mo on 24 months
+ Xfinity Galaxy S9 PLUS for $840 outright or $35/mo on 24 months

+ other regional and emerging carriers should also be announcing their offers

+ as usual, the carriers have a variety of terms, conditions, restrictions and traps when you sign up for their installment plans, so be sure to read through it all!

Pre-orders begin for new Sony a7 III at 11am ET

Get your e-wallets ready if interested in this one! Pre-orders for the new Sony a7 III body only full frame Sony E-system camera will begin at 11am eastern today (Wednesday 2/28/18) at authorized Sony dealers for $2000 body only or $2200 with the 28-70 lens at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

You can see how it stacks up price-wise to the rest of the cameras using the:
+ 35mm full frame price charts
+ Mirrorless Price Charts
+ these were created before the a7 III was announced (that’s why it’s not in there; but it will be in the next iteration of these)

No Preorders Yet: new Tokina Opera 50mm f1.4 FF (C/N)

If you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR, Tokina would like to sign to you. But the price of the ticket has not been revealed yet πŸ™‚

Tokina has revealed their brand new Opera 50mm f1.4 Full Frame lens available in the Canon and Nikon systems. The price has not been revealed yet, so obviously pre-orders cannot be accepted.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order new Spider Camera Holster SpiderPRO V2

A new generation of holster accessories is born as well, it is the Spider Camera Holster SpiderPRO V2 line available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. There is a single and dual camera option in the V2 line, with pre-order prices being $150 and $265 respectively…

Pre-order new Wacom Cintiq PRO 24″ Pen Displays

Back to the Pre-ordering train that is getting loaded by WPPI, MWC and CP+ πŸ™‚ Wacom is back with two new PRO Cintiqs available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Wacom Cintiq Pro 24″ Pen Display for $2000

+ Wacom Cintiq Pro 24″ Touch Pen Display for $2500
+ a touchscreen means +$500 πŸ™‚

+ availability estimate is mid to late March 2018

Pre-order Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash for $399

AI is not just in smartphones anymore! Canon has revealed their brand new Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash with pre-order price of $399 and a May 1st release estimate, and pre-orders for this smarty-pants flash are accepted at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

No Pre-Orders yet: new Canon D-Rebel T7 and 4000D

DSLRs have just scored two goals thanks to Canon! Canon revealed two entry-level Digital Rebels this week, the D-Rebel T7 (2000D), a follow-up to the good old T6, and an even more entry-level model, the 4000D which so far has only been announced in Europe. The D-Rebel T7 with come out with the 18-55 kit lens and a starting price of $550. Pre-orders are not accepted (not that anyone should pre-order them at this price).

Nevertheless, DSLRs will take any and all new models at the moment as they are trailing mirrorless cameras 7-3 among the New Cameras of 2018.

Pre-orders for new Sony a7 III start Wedn 11am ET

Sony has plenty of 35mm full frame cameras [see 35mm full frame price charts] but that’s not stopping them from revealing a brand new model! The Sony a7 III body only is now an official product and pre-orders of it will begin on Wednesday 2/28/18 at 11am eastern at authorized Sony dealers.

The starting price is $2000 for the body only, and $2200 for the kit with the 28-70mm lens. A listing for the camera is available at B&H Photo and Adorama with the pre-ordering option activating on Wednesday at 11am eastern.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page and has given mirrorless cameras a 7-1 lead over DSLRs in 2018.

Pre-order new Canon M50 Mirrorless cameras (four official kits)

Priced in-between the Canon M5 and the M6 [see Mirrorless Price Chart], the brand new Canon M50 was revealed yesterday with three different kits:

+ M50 body only for $779 in black or white
+ M50 with 15-45 for $899 in black
+ M50 with 15-45 and 55-200 for $1249 in black

These kits are now available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 where it has increased the Mirrorless lead over DSLRs in 2018 to 6-1.

Pre-order new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM ART for $1300

Sigma revealed their all new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM ART zoom lens in early February for the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems but they did not reveal a price. Now the lens is available for pre-ordering and for that you have to reveal a price, and the price was not a sticker shock (compared to Canon and Nikon f2.8 pro zooms), $1300 and available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo. There is no specific release date yet.

Pre-order new Panasonic 50-200mm f2.8-4 OIS [m43]

There is no theme, this is like rolling the blogging dice, things are coming in from all directions! πŸ™‚ Now we have a pre-order of a brand new micro four thirds pro lens, almost a constant aperture but not quite! It is the brand new Panasonic 50-200mm f2.8-4 Power OIS (Lumix G, Leica, aspherical, Vario-Elmarit) available for pre-ordering for $1698 at Adorama and B&H Photo… It has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ on March 2nd

The Samsung S9/S9+ was officially revealed earlier today and pre-orders are scheduled for March 2nd, and they include trade-in offers if you are willing to part with your existing smartphones (at least the ones eligible for the trade-in promotions). You can reserve and be notified but the actual pre-orders will happen on March 2nd. Which may sound like it’s in the future but it’s actually Friday at 12:01am ET! Shipment and in-store availability is March 16 (two weeks later, also a Friday obviously).

+ Samsung’s own website offers the S9 for $720 and the S9 Plus for $840, unlocked with USA warranty
+ their website will also offer carrier versions of the phone when they become available

+ AT&T offers it through their NEXT plan on a 30-month installment plan of $26~ and $30~ per month respectively

+ T-Mobile offers them on a 24-month $30/month installment plan; the S9+ has $120 down, while the S9 does not

+ Sprint offers them on a 24-month installment plan of $33/mo and $38/mo respectively

+ Verizon has 24-month installments of $33~ and $39~ per month respectively

+ other regional and emerging carriers should also be announcing their offers

+ as usual, the carriers have a variety of terms, conditions, restrictions and traps when you sign up for their installment plans, so be sure to read through it all!

Pre-order new Tiffen NATural Filters (76 options)

If you are a fan of lens filters, Tiffen has unleashed a new lien of NATural Neutral Density Filters and they are available for pre-ordering at Adorama with 76 different options. You can use the left sidebar over there to filter (no pun intended) the options by size or stops or price range. Prices range from $109 to $699.

Pre-order on Monday: Sony HVL-F60RM Wireless Flash and Battery Pack

A Trade Show Binge trilogy begins [see Trade Show Calendar], first with the WPPI in Vegas, then the Mobile World Congress in beautiful Barcelllllooooona, and finally the good old CP Plus in Tokyo where a new anime movie will premiere, Smartphone Titans eat point and shoot cameras πŸ˜‰

Which brings us to another new product on the Sony front, available for pre-ordering on Monday February 26 at 11am eastern at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony HVL-F60RM Wireless Radio Flash for $600

+ Sony FA-EB1 External Battery Pack for $250

No Pre-Orders Yet: new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Sony E Full Frame)

Perhaps as a sign of the times, along with the new 70-210mm f4 Di VC, Tamron has announced the development of a new temptation for mirrorless! It is the brand new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for the 35mm full frame Sony E system. The lens is not available for pre-ordering yet (it doesn’t have a price attached to it) but B&H Photo has created a product page for it with the information revealed so far by Tamron.

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order new Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD [C/N]

F4 constant aperture zooms are often trade-offs many photographers are willing to make over f2.8 constant aperture zooms. And Tamron is back with a new one, the Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD is available in the Canon and Nikon systems with a starting price of $800, available for pre-ordering as such at B&H Photo and Adorama

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order new Rokinon SP 50mm f1.2 for $999 (EF only)

Rokinon strikes again with a manual prime lens under their “SP” tag, it is the SP 50mm f1.2 lens available only in the Canon EF with a starting price of $999 and available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo

This should not be confused with the non-SP existing Rokinon 50mm f1.2 mirrorless system lens which is available in M43, Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Sony E starting at $380. Mayhaps it went on sale to celebrate the arrival of the SP? πŸ™‚

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Pre-order new Pentax K1 II 35mm full frame DSLR for $2000 [with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip!!!]

If you wish of a 35mm full frame Pentax DSLR but don’t want to pay $2000, the chances of discounts in the next few weeks increased as Pentax has revealed their second generation K1 II! This means that eventually the first generation K1 will do the discounting song and dance.

The new K1 II flagship is available as body only for $2000 and with HD Pentax-D FA L 28-105mm F3.5/5.6 ED for $2400! Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ K1 II Body with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ K1 II with 28-105mm with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ UPDATE: now B&H too offers a free battery grip with pre-order

Finally after almost two months, the DSLRs have “scored a goal”, the K1 II is the first DSLR announced in 2018, and the first 35mm full frame camera of 2018.

Pre-order Essential Phone with new super-tiny 360 camera add-on for $500

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is back with a new super-tiny 360 degree camera (optional accessory, $218 on its own), and a new color of the phone, the Halo Gray with a pre-order price of $450 (ships 2/21/18).

Better yet, if you want both the phone and the new super-tiny 360-degree camera, you can buy them together as a bundle for $500 in the new Halo Gray and the existing Pure White color scheme (this combo is shipping already).

Pre-order new Fuji X-H1 Camera and Battery Grip and Lens Bundles

We begin the Pre-Order-a-palooza that was promised with some of the new cameras and lenses that were officially announced this week, starting with the new flagship of the Fuji X-system, the new X-H1, with an in-body image-stabilization to boot! This is the fifth new mirrorless camera revealed in 2018 [see New Cameras of 2018 tracker], giving Mirrorless cameras a commanding 5-0 lead over Team DSLR.

FUJI X-H1 BODY ONLY
The Fuji X-H1 body only is available for pre-ordering for $1900 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself with a March 1st release estimate. Do note however that estimates are only estimates and they change over time!

BATTERY GRIP for FUJI X-H1
A flagship camera is not a flagship without a dedicated battery grip, and the X-H1 is getting the Fujifilm VPB-XH1 Vertical Power Booster Grip for $329, available for pre-ordering by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

There is also a pre-order option for the X-H1 bundled with the battery grip with a $30 combo discount, $2199 instead of $2229 πŸ™‚

FUJI X-H1 bundled with PRO LENSES
What if you also want a pro lens to go with the new X-H1? Fuji has created bundles with three of their existing X system pro lenses [not the new T2.9 cinema lenses] as follows:

+ X-H1 with 16-55mm for $2949
+ X-H1 with 50-140mm for $3349
+ X-H1 with 100-400mm for $3649
+ the above kits are also available with the official battery grip for +$300

You can find all these options at the organized product announcement pages at B&H Photo and Adorama and the search results at Amazon.

Pre-order new Fuji T2.9 Zoom Cinema Lenses for X System

If you are a fan of cinematography and the Fuji X system, Fuji has two new propositions for you, their first two Cinema lenses for the X-system. These are T2.9 zoom lenses, and they are available for pre-order as follows:

+ MKX 18-55mm T2.9 for $4000 at Adorama and Amazon itself and $4100 at B&H Photo

+ MKX 50-135mm T2.9 for $4300 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

These two new T lenses too have been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page.

Pre-order new Panasonic GX9 iLC and ZS200 RAWzoomer

“Gooooooooooooool!” says the soccer TV announcer as another mirrorless camera gets revealed in 2018. The Panasonic GX9 is the fourth new mirrorless camera of 2018 [see New Cameras of 2018 tracker], while the ZS200 is the first RAWsumer of the year (fixed lens camera with native RAW out of the box). Both of these new Panasonics are now available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Panasonic GX9 with 12-60mm for $998 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself
+ late March release estimate

+ Panasonic ZS200 (1″ sensor, 15X Leica optical zoom) for $798 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
+ late March release estimate

Pre-order new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f2.4 lens (Sony E)

You can buy boxes and boxes of lox for the price of this new Loxia lens! Zeiss, like Voigtlander just did, has revealed a brand new prime lens for the Sony E-system. The new lens is the ZEISS Loxia 25mm f2.4 with a late March 2018 release estimate and a starting price of $1299 and available for pre-ordering for B&H Photo and Adorama

But that’s not all! This new lens has now been added to the Zeiss Loxia Lens Bundle which now includes five Zeiss primes with a transport case for $5987 with free shipping. This too is a pre-order! Adorama is offering an optional 12-month $499/month financing promotion on this, on approved credit and all that good stuff.

This new lens too has been added to the New Lenses of 2018.

Now shipping: Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 (Sony E) for $799

We have a new lens, and it’s already in-stock and ready to ship for Sony E-system photographers! It is the new Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 and it is in-stock for $799 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo!

This new lens has been added to the New Lenses of 2018. Also added is a new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART DG HSM, but the lens does not have a price yet, so there are obviously no pre-orders without a price.

Pre-order new Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Lens (eight systems; $500)

The LensBabies are growing up, they should be called LensTeens! Brand new and available for pre-ordering right now is the new Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 lens for $500 at B&H Photo in your choice of various DSLR systems (Kanon, Nighkon, Bentax, Sonya) and Mirrorless systems (Fujitsu, Nano Four Thirds, Sonny, and Samsuck).

Mildly surprising they are making a new Samsung NX lens. Mayhaps it was too late in the development process to cancel it?

Pre-order Huawei Mate 10 PRO [w/two rear Leica lenses] + $150 Gift Card for $800 [2yr US warranty]

2018 looks like another year where the smartphone flagship wars will heat up even more. It’s Huawei’s turn now, their brand new Mate 10 PRO is available for pre-ordering for $800, the unlocked US variant but that’s not all! Two retailers are offering a $150 house gift card when you pre-order it for $800. So at B&H Photo you get a $150 B&H gift card, while at Amazon you get a $150 Amazon gift card.

This has 6GB RAM, 128GB on-board storage, 6″ 18:9 AMOLED screen, OctaCore with 12-core Mali G72, two year US warranty, 4000mah battery, 100% charge in 60 minutes, USB-C but no headphone jack, Android 8.0 and so on.

Of photography interest, the two rear lenses are “blessed” by LEICA. They are both 27mm f1.6, one is 20mp monochrome and the other is a 12mp RGB, both of the backlit CMOS kind. The front lens is a 8mp f2 but still supports RAW mode. RAW Selfies are the new big thing? πŸ™‚

Pre-order new Fuji X-A5 with 15-45 XC PZ OIS for $600

Mirrorless cameras just scored a second goal in 2018, giving them a 2-0 {corrected; I need a numeric keypad to type numbers apparently} lead over DSLRs in 2018. It is the new Fuji X-A5 mirrorless camera bundled with the all new 15-45mm f3.5-5.6 PZ OIS silver lens with a pre-order price of $600. This 24mp non-X-Trans APS-C camera will be available in three camera-body color-schemes [silver, brown, pink]. It looks like all of them come with the silver 15-45mm lens.

The camera comes with a variety of modern amenities and features, touchscreen, 4K, filters, etc.

It is available for pre-ordering for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself (February 8 release estimate) and Adorama and B&H Photo (February 8 release estimate as well)…

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The included lens is brand new from Fuji, and it is also available for pre-ordering separately for $300. For photographers who may want the lens only, it is may still be a better value to get the X-A5 kit and then sell/trade/gift the camera if you don’t want/need it or fall in love with it. Or wait until other people do this and buy the lens in the used market or the trade/exchange section of your favorite photo forums…

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page.

Pre-order new Fuji XP130 elementproof P&S

Elementproof digital cameras are surviving the smartphone zombie apocalypse because they offer the elementproofness smartphones can’t offer. So the camera manufacturers keep them coming. Fuji now has a brand new model, the Finepix XP130, offered in five color schemes with a 16mp BSI 1/2.3″ sensor and 5x internal optical zoom, available for pre-order for $229 at B&H Photo. Details and specs at the aforelinked B&H page.

Pre-order Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Traveler Tripods

More new arrivals at B&H Photo, they are accepting pre-orders for the following two new Manfrotto Tripods:

+ Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod for $200
+ up to 8.8 pounds

+ Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Big Traveler Tripod for $230
+ up to 17.6 pounds

+ they are “coming soon”; a specific date is not yet given;

Pre-order new Lastolite Joe McNally Ironworks Collapsible Background

If you are a fan of all things Joe McNally, the brand new Lastolite Joe McNally Ironworks Collapsible Background (5×7 feet) is now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo for $218 with free expedited shipping when it becomes available/in-stock…

Pre-order new DJI Mavic AIR for $799 (or $999 “Fly More”)

A lot of products are called “Air” these days, but a flying drone is a legitimate use of the word “Air” πŸ™‚ Which brings us to the brand new DJI Mavic Air quadcopter, revealed today by DJI, and available for pre-ordering for $799 or $999 in the “Fly More” kit at B&H Photo and Adorama. This is available in three color schemes (black, white, red).

Speaking of DJI, the official DJI Aircraft Sleeve is going for $7 by Amazon itself (Add-On) item, or you can get it from a 3rd-party seller (“SSE Photo & Video”) for $6 with free shipping for all (not Prime eligible).

Preorder new 32″ ASUS ProArt 16:9 WG IPS Monitor

CES 2018 also brought us a new professional computer monitor from ASUS, their new ProArt PA32UC 32″ 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor and this is now available for pre-ordering for $2000 at B&H Photo. Features include 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, a variety of connection options, Adobe RGB, sRGB, DCI-P3, and Rec. 2020, 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio, 1000 cd/mΒ², Zero Bright Dot warranty, and more. The B&H listing is filled up with the specs and details of this new pro monitor.

Pre-order new Leica 75mm f2 and 90mm f2 lenses [SL]

Leica has revealed two new lenses for their SL 35mm full frame mirrorless system, both are f2, the 75mm and 90mm. They are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ 75mm f2 for $4750 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 90mm f2 for $5150 at Adorama and B&H Photo

These have been added to our brand new tracking post, The New Lenses of 2018.