Sony a7R IVA mirrorless options start at $3000 [$500 instant savings]

If you are looking for a camera in the Sony FE system, and more specifically you are looking at the “a7R IVA”, thanks to a $500 instant savings [aka a manufacturer-initiated discount, not a mail-in rebate], you can get it starting at $3000 at B&H Photo.

They also have bundles with various zoom lenses for more. Note that the $3000 body only is, for a limited time, bundled with a FREE Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M shoulder bag at B&H Photo.

Offers end 12/19/21 or earlier if sold out…

Sony a7R III body (V2) with Serious FREEbies (Flashpoint flash or Vanguard Tripod or others) for $1998

And now we go to Sony full frame mirrorless, and credit to Sony for doing this before CaNiKoN thought it was cool. Yes, Sony is a mirrorless hipster 😉

The Sony a7R III (V2) body only is on sale for $1998 at various authorized Sony USA dealers, but Adorama, as it often the case, takes it to the next level with various FREE accessory bundles.

I am posting a link to one of the Sony a7R III body (v2) listings and you can find the rest of them through the “tab” options over there:

+ External Flash kit with Flashpoint Zoom Li-ion R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight for Sony

+ Tripod Kit with the Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head, slinger bag, 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC

+ Accessorapalooza kit with 128GB Lexar UHS-II SDXC, shoulder bag, Green Extreme battery, Peak Design strap, etc

Nikon Z5 Body with choice of FREEbies for $997

And we are back with another round of Black Friday postings! We start with Nikon’s Full Frame Inch 😉

The Nikon Z5 body only is down to $997, yes, a triple figure 35mm full frame mirrorless, but that’s not all!

Adorama has various FREEbie bundle options for the same price. You can find them all by clicking on the various options at the aforelinked listing:

+ Free Accessories kit includes shoulder bag, 64GB Lexar UHS-I SDXC, Ulanzi MT-11 Multifunctional Octopus Tripod with Ball Head

+ Essentials kit includes 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, shoulder bag, extra battery

+ Free Software includes Corel Art Suite kit (Mac or PC), shoulder bag, 64GB Lexar UHS-I SDXC

Canon EOS-R body only with A Feast Of Accessories options for $1599

We have another body only type of a deal, this time with a feast of accessories! We are talking about the Canon EOS-R body only, of the full frame mirrorless kind, going for $1599 with the retailers going wild with the FREE accessories bundled with it:

At the B&H Photo website you get:

+ Rode VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
+ Ulanzi VL-49 Rechargeable Mini RGB Light
+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Canon EOS 200ES Shoulder Bag
+ Corel PaintShop Pro 2022 Ultimate for Windows (DVD with Download Card)

Then there’s the Adorama Vlogger kit:

+ RODE VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
+ Ulanzi W49 6000K Mini LED Light
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Tamrac Jazz Shoulder Bag 50 v2.0
+ Corel Photo Video Art Suite Software Kit
+ Peak Design Camera Cuff Wrist Strap
+ Flashpoint FPX-BK-S2 Straight Bracket with Dual Shoe
+ screen protector
+ cleaning kit

OR if you don’t want the small things but prefer to get an actual name-brand tripod instead, Adorama has the spartan Tripod kit:

+ Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ that’s it here 🙂

Pentax K-1 II body for $1700, with 28-105 for $2100

If you are looking for a Pentax K-full-frame, there’s a $300 instant savings discount for the Black Friday festivities at authorized Pentax USA dealers, making the K-1 II body only $1700 and the kit with 28-105 for $2100…

Look also for other bundles and options with freebies and such at retailers such as Adorama and Amazon and B&H Photo

They Are Back (OR never left): refurbished Nikon Z5 sale: Body $899, w/24-50 $1099, w/24-200 $1699

These were an Adorama daily deal. The daily deal ended but I forgot to check whether the price of these changed or not. Fast-forward to now, and I rechecked the price, and the price remains the sale price, or it went up and now it is down again ~ I do not know. What matters is that as of the time of writing, the sale price is alive and kicking… Since this is now an “organic sale”, and not a daily deal, I have no clue what will happen to it going forward…

These are manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 body only for $899

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-50/4-6.3 for $1099

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-200/4-6.3 VR for $1699

+ the Nikon Z5 is a 35mm full frame camera

UPDATE: among the Best Buy dailies you can get the Philips Hue White BR30 Starter Kit for $55, and the Hue White & Color Ambiance BR30 Starter Kit (Multicolor) going for $80…They also have the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Ring Light Kit with BOYA Lavalier Microphone and Bluetooth Remote going for $60… Then there’s the 500GB SanDisk Extreme Portable External USB-C NVMe Portable SSD going for $85…

Open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105 f4 Macro OIS for $2399 [with 1-year warranty]

Are you dying to try out the new full-frame L system? Do you like saving money with open-box but still want the 1-year warranty? Do you want a “take pictures with” kit, so you can start shooting as soon as the battery charges and not deal with adapters and hacks and workarounds and manual focus and test charts and pin alignments and existential soul searching?

Well, you’ve found the right post!

For $2399, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Panasonic S1 with S 24-105mm f4 Macro OIS with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty.

This is $100 lower than the price of the new condition S1 body-only, while the new condition S1 with 24-105 kit goes for $1000 more ($3500). So by going open-box, it’s like getting the 24-105 lens for free. The lens on its own goes for $1300 new condition or $1038 used.

A macro and stabilized lens with constant aperture and versatile zoom range! Competitive but pricey says DXoMark, better than the Canon L 24-105 but below the Shiguma ART. Since you are not paying $1300 for it stand-alone (or +$1000 for the kit), it’s not as pricey! Sign me up!

Refurbished Nikon Z5 sale: Body $899, w/24-50 $1099, w/24-200 $1699 {ends Thur 10am ET}

Don’t stop believing Nikon Z fans! The manufacturer refurbished Z system is back at the Adorama daily deals, these with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, good until Thursday 4/15/21 at 10am eastern time…

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 body only for $899

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-50/4-6.3 for $1099

+ refurbished Nikon Z5 with Z 24-200/4-6.3 VR for $1699

+ the Nikon Z5 is a 35mm full frame camera

+ Apple Watch Series 6 GPS, 40mm RED Aluminum Case with RED Sport Band for $349

And now let’s take a look at some of the other Wednesday daily deals:

+ at the Woot website they have Samsung Galaxy Tablets ($100 to $300), Google Pixel 3 and XL from $100 to $150 (scratch-n-dent; remember this gets the new Android, currently in development preview), a $120 HP Chromebook, and the easiest way to get people to stop pestering you, the “I Hate People” t-shirt 🙂

+ at the Best Buy dailies there’s a Surface Laptop 3, more WD HDDs, a Joby GorillaPod 3K Tripod with ball head kit for $35, and such

+ and at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a $27 humidifier as the headliner, electronic learning toys, serums with “photo” in their name (!@!$#), and more…

Refurbished Nikon Z6 body only for $1199

My oh my what a surprise at this fresh set of Adorama daily deals ending by Tuesday 4/13/21 at 10am eastern [or earlier for anything that may sell out]. Headlining the action is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z6 body only going for $1199 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty. This is a 35mm full frame mirrorless camera body.

Post-purchase lens options vary, especially if you do not object to adapters and such…

Meanwhile at the rest of the Monday daily deals, we have an Anker sale through the Amazon USA Gold Box with five options ranging from $15 (mouse) to $104 (87W 25600 mAh powerbank with 65W USB-C)…

Then at the Woot dailies we have a sale on 13″ Surface Laptop 2 ($600 to $700, i5 or i7), with another Amazon Hardware sale as the main deal of the day (almost half of them already sold out)…

Refurbished Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f4 Z for $1649

On the other hand, if you want a “take pictures with” kit, good until Tuesday 4/13/21 at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out) you can get the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f4 S Z lens for $1649 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon warranty…

Both the Z6 and the Z 24-70/4 S lens are “full frame” 🙂

Open-box Leica M10 body only for $4065

If you are comfortable buying a Leica digital finder in open-box condition with a 30-day warranty, Woot is offering the silver M10 body only for $4065 with up to three per customer… Offer ends in 3 days or earlier if sold out…

Canon 1D Mark II Body w/64GB Sony CFast 2.0 for $4500

How about a speed-demon DSLR? The previous generation new condition Canon 1D X Mark II body only is now down to $4500 with free US shipping and a free 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 memory card at B&H Photo for a limited time…

In other deal action, they have:

+ BenQ EX2780Q 27″ 16:9 HDR FreeSync 144Hz IPS Gaming Monitor for $450

+ Apple AirPods sale, five options, $135 to $230

+ for more action, check their Cyber Week deals

Canon RP with RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 with Freebies for $999

If you are curious about Canon’s new full frame mirrorless system, and want a native “take pictures with” kit, Black Friday comes to the rescue as it crosses downwards the magical mystical “$1000 full frame” price threshold of $1000. I’m sure I could have said the above with a lot fewer words 🙂

Anyway, during Black Friday festivities, the Canon RP camera bundled with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 RF lens is now down to $999 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

But wait, there’s more! If you also want free accessories, Adorama is bundling it with lots of freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Slinger camera bag [Slinger is the brand name, it’s not a sling bag, but a bag-bag], 67mm filter kit, Corel software [PC or Mac], and a few trinkets.

On the other hand, if you don’t want/need the 24-105mm kit lens, Adorama has a kit for that too. For $998 you get the Canon EF-R mount adapter [EF lenses to R bodies], 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXc, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, and a few trinkets.

BUT I ONLY WANT THE BODY ONLY!
The RP body only goes for $899 instead, $100 less than the “take pictures with” kit. At B&H Photo you also get a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, and a cleaning kit (includes a …lipstick brush)…

At Adorama the freebies include a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, octopus tripod with ball head and a few trinkets.

The Venus Loaoaoaoawa RF option
I should also note that at Adorama [see links above], with any of the above RP kits, you have the option to buy it together with select Venus Loawa RF lenses for a combined purchase discount. As of the time of writing there are four Venus lenses and the combined purchase discounts are either $100 off for the more expensive lenses and $25 off for the least expensive of the four lenses.

Sony a7R II body with either 1-year Creative Cloud (Pho) or Flashpoint Flash for $1198

The Sony a7r II body only goes for $1198 with free accessories (cards, bags, trinkets, etc) at some photography dealers but apart from those offers, there are a couple with more substantive freebies:

+ at B&H Photo and for the same price you get a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan included
+ if you go through the other options at B&H, for $1396 you can get it with the Sony 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS lens and either the Grip Extension kit or the aforementioned 12-month Creative Cloud

+ at Adorama you get their house brand Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver for the same price

FREE (by mail) Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-lens with Panasonic S5 PreOrder/Purchase

This is not a Labor Day deal, but I haven’t posted about it yet, so this is a good time to post it! If you are planning to pre-order/purchase the Panasonic S5 full-frame mirrorless camera by 9/30/20, and you are willing to do some e-paperwork, Panasonic-Sigma will send you by mail [once you complete the predefined tasks] a Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-system lens for FREE! This is the first time as far as I can recall when you buy a camera from Manufacturer X and you receive a free lens from Manufacturer Y 🙂

Anyway, the Panasonic S5 body only is available for pre-order for $1999 at B&H Photo and Adorama, both reputable and authorized dealers, and they both mention this promotion explicitly on their website and include a PDF file of the terms and conditions.

A copy of the receipt and the barcode of the camera are among the items needed in order to get the freebie. One gift per purchase and up to two free gifts per person. The gifts will be handed out in purchase-time order. The PDF even includes an email for questions…

PS1: the offer is also available if you purchase the Panasonic S5 with Panasonic 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 S kit for $2298 from B&H Photo and Adorama… This is not a bad starter kit, with a zoom and the Sigma prime by mail arriving later on…

PS2: the offer is not mentioned at the Amazon website. To be safe, for these type of offers, it’s better to go with the camera-centric retailers because they are more organized with the offers, and your claim cannot get caught up in “you bought from an Amazon 3rd-party seller” nonsense…

PS3: the promotional period is September 2-30 in 2020, so if you had previously pre-ordered (from an eligible/authorized dealer) without knowing about the promotion, you are still eligible to participate…

PS4: and if you file a rebate with me, I will send you a vial of certified Olympus Tears 😉

New round of Canon Instant Savings include RP body for $899, RP with 24-105 for $999 [with Extras]

Sunday has brought a new round of Canon Instant Savings promotions with a mix of DSLR and Mirrorless offers. The aforelinked link has the Top 17 offers at B&H Photo and it includes a drop of the RP full frame mirrorless body only to $899 with free extras (128GB Extreme PRO, camera bag, etc) or you can get it with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 for $999.

Panasonic S1 body (w/free V-Log) drops to $1998

Trigger Warning for Olympus Fans for this new episode of “Cheaters!” 🙂

The Panasonic S1 body only full frame mirrorless camera is now down to $1998 with free US shipping at B&H Photo and you also get a Filmmaker V-Log Upgrade software key for FREE…

In-Stock Now: Canon 1D X Mark III with CFexpress bundle

Speed demon time! The Canon 1D X Mark III CFexpress bundle is now in-stock and ready to ship from B&H Photo for $6499 with free US shipping. This bundle, as the CFexpress name hints at, includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO Type B Card and a Sandisk Extreme PRO CFexpress card reader. This speed-demon camera runs up to 16fps with the OVF and up to 20fps with Live View…

PS: me personally, I’m holding out for the Smartmedia bundle 🙂

Pre-order Canon RP with 24-105mm f4-7.1 zoom for $1299

If you are looking for a Canon RP “take pictures with” kit with a zoom lens, B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders for the new Pre-order Canon RP with 24-105mm f4-7.1 for $1299. Yes it is f4-7.1, not a typo 🙂

Refurbished Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f4 S Z with 90-day Nikon Warranty for $2499

Dying to try the new Nikon Z system but don’t want to pay the new-condition USA-warranty prices? B&H Photo has “Option II: The Refurbished Strike Back”, you can get the refurbished Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f4 S Z for $2499 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

The new condition of this goes for $3400 as you can see in the Z7 searching listings

Speaking of B&H, they are offering the new condition Lenovo 15.6″ IdeaPad 5 for $755 with free US shipping and a free Bitdefender. This has i5-1035G1 Quad, 16GB RAM [can Windows have too much memory?], 512GB M.2 NVMe, 15.6″ 1080p IPS, etc…

In-Stock Now: Panasonic DC-S1H body for $3998 [USED for $2998]

Mirrorless wallets, open wide, 4K wide, for the big taste of full-frame Panasonic mirrorless video! That’s right, the new Panasonic DC-S1H body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $3998 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

Since this is a new camera/system, a number of potential buyers may also be interested in getting a matching system lens, and four of those are available on the listing (one normal prime and three zoom lenses)…

OR if you prefer USED, the used prices at B&H Photo start at $2998 for a condition “8+”…

In-Stock Now: Leica M Monochrome rangefinder

In a black and white world, it’s easier to appreciate the beauty of gray, and if you are a Leica fan, you have 8295 reasons to appreciate the new condition Leica M10 Monochrom digital rangefinder, coming in-stock for $8295 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

In-Stock: Leica SL2 body only for $5999

Not as expensive as the latest Canon [HA!], the brand new Leica SL2 body only is now in-stock for $5999 with free US shipping at B&H Photo… Orders placed now will ship April 20 in 2020…

In-Stock: Canon 1D X Mark III body for $6499

Vroom-vrooooom! If you want/need the brand new Canon 1D X Mark III body only, it is now in-stock at B&H Photo at its starting price of $6499. You also earn 2% promotional rewards, which comes out to a respectable $130~.

Note that B&H is closed for Passover, but the earlier you order it, the earlier you get in line. The orders will ship on April 20 when they return from the holiday…

Refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $665

We have a “Refurbished Full Frame Trilogy” of posts, starting with the refurbished US model Nikon D610 body only for $665 with free S&H for Prime members or $6 flat for non-members. Yes, you can haz a full framer for under $666 🙂

Up to ten per customer at the sale price. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. This one does not have an optional SquareTrade warranty offer [or I didn’t find it].

This too surfaced through the Woot Categories, a much easier way to see what else the still-chaotic Woot is offering 🙂

Refurbished Canon 6D body only for $795

Also digging through the Woot offerings we find in refurbished condition the US model of the Canon 6D body only (the first generation) going for $795 with free S&H for Primes (or $6 flat for non) and a 90-day Woot warranty.

Up to three per customer at the sale price. SquareTrade offers an optional 1-year protection plan for +$110.

Refurbished Canon 5DS body only for $1100

Among its longer running Camera Offerings Woot has the refurbished US model Canon 5DS body only offered for $1100 and free shipping for Prime (or $6 flat for non) and a 90-day Woot warranty.

Up to ten units per customer at the sale price. Optionally they offer a 1-year SquareTrade plan on it for +$180. So, as you can see, there is a value difference between a 90-day and a 1-year warranty…

Sony a7r III with 24-105mm for $3896 with FREE Next Day Shipping

Anxious to get started quickly on your new full frame photographic adventures? Good until 3/29/20, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sony a7R III with the 24-105mm lens for $3896 with free next day shipping in the USA. Of course the Corona situation may (or may not) impact delivery times, so always keep that in mind until things get sorted out…

Best Buy …bested on its Canon EOS R Wednesday daily deal

Sorry, but I couldn’t resist the word play! Best Buy has been …bested at its headliner daily deal for Wednesday 12/18/19. They are offering the new condition Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera for $1499 with a free 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD card, but as we previously mentioned B&H and Adorama are offering better memory cards (Extreme PRO with more storage) along with various other freebies (bags, etc).

All offer the Canon mount adapter since that is a Canon-blessed promotion. And they have to ~ millions of EF lenses exist but orders of magnitude less [King Stannis, The One True King of Book Westeros: “FEWER!”] RF lenses…

Canon 5D Mark IV body (with freebies) down to $1999

Canon is running parallel DSLR vs Mirrorless offerings. As we previously mentioned you can now get the EOS-R body with Mount Adapter (and extras) for $1500, but if you want a DSLR, they got you covered too because the Canon 5D Mark IV is now discounted at authorized dealers.

The 5D Mark IV body only is going for $1999, with the addition of the Canon Log for $2099, and with the EF 24-105mm f4L II going for $2899. You can find the options through each listing below. I am linking to the body only below. The retailers below are also including freebies of their own to the mix:

+ at B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, extra Watson battery and cleaning kit
+ see all options

+ at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a Canon EOS shoulder bag, an extra Green Extreme battery, Corel software and cleaning kit

+ at Amazon, it’s the usual 3rd-party-pallooza of optpoins