Shipping Friday: Apple Tags for $29 (or 4pk for $99)

If you are part of the Apple ecosystem and want to tag your “frequently lost” or “frequently hard to find” items, we have good news for you! The Apple Tags are going to begin shipping on Friday April 30 in 2021!

You can buy a single tag for $29 at B&H Photo and at Amazon itself and at Adorama

If you want more of these, Apple is selling them as 4-packs for $99, that’s like paying $24.75 per tag. You can get the 4-packs at Adorama and at Amazon itself and at B&H Photo

BUT WAIT, there’s more! Apple is also making AirTag Loops in multiple colors for easier and more color-cordinated attachment. Each one goes for $29 to $39 depending on color (there’s even a PRODUCT RED). You can get these at B&H Photo and at Adorama and also by Amazon itself

PS: if you don’t want/need the official Apple Loops, as expected, various third-parties, MFi or not, have a variety of them, eg at NewEgg’s

In-Stock Alert: Panasonic 85mm f1.8 S for $600 [L]

In-Stock come the camera gear and out of stock go the money in the wallet ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the most affordable of this trilogy of in-stock alerts today, it is of interest to fans of the Panasonic-and-Friends L-mount, it is the Panasonic 85mm f1.8 S lens, in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo for its starting price of $598 with free US shipping…

In-Stock Alert: Nikon 58mm f0.95 Z lens

In our second of three back-to-back in-stock alerts, we have something very bright for Nikon Z shooters. F/0.95 is in town! That’s right, the Nikkor 58mm f0.95 Z lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for the very bright price of $7997 with free US shipping at B&H Photo… It comes with a 1-year warranty and a 4-year extension with online registration…

PS: for the speed-readers out there, there’s only one Z in the name, this is not a ZZ Top Fan Edition lens ๐Ÿ˜‰

In-Stock Alert: Leica M10-P Reporter

How can you tell which reporters are telling the truth and which reporters are spreading myth-information, fake news and alternate facts? There’s only one way tell! The true reporters use the Leica M10-P “Reporter” digital rangefinder camera, which, as fate would have it, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $8795 at B&H Photo

The other two color options (Silver-Chrome, Black-Chrome) go for $1000 less…

Now shipping: Sony Xperia PRO 5G smartphone with HDMI Input

Smartphones have beautiful screens these days but very few companies have thought of using the smartphones as external monitors for actual digital cameras. One of those very few just came out, from a company that makes both cameras and smartphones, SONY! It is the brand new Sony Xperia PRO 5G smartphone. It comes with an actual HDMI input, opening its 4K OLED display to your cameras and anything else that outputs on HDMI. And that’s its defining characteristic! And it has optional wireless streaming kits for select cameras (not just select Sony Alphas but also the Nikon Z6 III and Canon R5).

And given the benefit and costs of alternative solutions, Sony has priced it very “pro”, $2500 for the smartphone kit, and about $150 to $175 more for the camera-specific wireless streaming kits. Needless to say, this is a purpose-built smartphone for photographers and videographers and YouTubers/streamers and such…

AS of the time of writing it is in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo at its starting price of $2500 (not a typo!)… It has a mid-Februry in-stock estimate at Amazon itself and it is in pre-order status at Adorama.

Note that this is built up on the Xperia 1 Mark II. If you only want a smartphone and not its defining HDMI input feature, you are better off with the Xperia 1 Mark II or any other modern smartphone OR you can wait for the upcoming Snapdragon 888 smartphones that include the upcoming Sony Xperia 1 Mark III…

For a brief overview of the Xperia PRO 5G used as an external camera monitor, here’s Mr Mobile’s take on it after about 1.5 weeks of use:

In-Stock: Feiyu AK2000C 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

We have an in-stock alert for Yu! A FeiYu! It’s the new condition Feiyu AK2000C 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer in-stock and ready to ship for $230 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

For more action, check their Cyber Week deals

Speaking of stabilizer-y things, Adorama is currently selling the new condition DJI Osmo Pocket 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilized Handheld Camera for $249 with free US shipping…

Now shipping: Profoto OCF adapter for $299

Those of you part of the Profoto ecosystem may be interested to learn that the new Profoto OCF adapter is now in-stock and shipping for $299 with free US shipping at Adorama and also at B&H Photo

In-Stock Now: Nikon 120-300mm f2.8E FL ED SR VR AF-S

For the price of an old used Honda Civic you can instead get a brand new lens that will take you places photographically! The new Nikon 120-300mm f2.8E FL ED SR VR AF-S is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $9497 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

PS: speaking of B&H, they are having a sale on LaCie External Drives until 5/29/20…

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

In-Stock Now: Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 for $549 [C/N/E/X/Z]

If they made Lensbabies in the blue color scheme, they could have mayhaps licensed the “Blue Velvet” song? Well, they didn’t ask me for my marketing advice, so let’s move on ๐Ÿ™‚

IF you are a fan of the Lensbaby way of lens-ing, the Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 is now in-stock in multiple color systems for $550 with free US shipping at B&H Photo, in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, and Fuji X systems. Still not in-stock are the Canon R and M43rds…

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: Venus Laowa 4mm f2.8 fisheye for $199 (Sony E)

Sony E fans, the wait is almost over! The new condition Venus Laowa 4mm [not a typo] f2.8 fisheye lens is in-stock for $199 at B&H Photo. Orders will ship on 4/20/20. The lens remains in-stock for Fuji X and M43rds as well, while the Canon EF-M is in the “Coming Soon” status…

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…

Back IN-Stock at KEH Camera

Used camera gear too have “in-stock alerts” because harder to find items can sellout and you have to wait until additional used supplies are procured by sellers or by the marketplaces (eg eBay). If you are a fan of the KEH Camera way of doing things, with their 180-day warranty and all, they have a page listing their Back In-Stock Gear, so it’s your chance to scoop them up if interested.

The latest arrivals include the Leica M10 and various Leica primes, the Fuji GF670 folding camera and the 8-16mm f2.8 X mount lens, the Mamiya 6 and 7 MF RF body only, and even a good old Samsung 50-150mm f2.8 OIS lens…

In-Stock NOW: Google Pixel 3a for $299, 3a XL for $379

Per the Deals Fairness Doctrine (TM), since we’ve been posting iOS/Apple deals left and right, we must needs post something Android as well, and as fate would have it, Google’s brand new Pixel 3a models are now in-stock and shipping at B&H Photo! The Pixel 3a standard model goes for $299 while the XL model goes for $379.

Unlike the iPhones, the only option here is on the body color. The “3a” has a modest 5.6″ 18.5:9 OLED with Snapdragon 670, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Bluetooth 5.0, Android 9 and *GASP* a headphone jack ๐Ÿ™‚ The “3a XL” [they really need to work on the naming-numbering scheme] has a 6-inch screen. Free unlimited storage on Google Photos is included along with three years of OS and security updates.

UPDATE: per the “Post Saving Doctrine”, to save up on having an additional short post, B&H is also having a sale on various computer monitors as more and more people are working from home and may need more or better monitors…

The silver lining of the Corona-mandated “work from home” is an opportunity for many companies and individuals and cities and states to study work from home ideas and programs to further reduce traffic and congestion in places where it’s impossible not to be in a traffic jam always and forever and ever!

In-Stock Alert: DJI Mavic MiniFly More Combo w/free 64GB Lexar for $499

If you had been waiting for the DJI Mavic MiniFly More Combo, it is now in-stock and shipping at B&H Photo for $499 with free US shipping and for a limited time, B&H is automatically including a 64GB Lexar Professional 667x microSDXC card for FREE… The Standard combo goes for $399 without the free Lexar…

In-Stock and with Freebies: Panasonic G9 for $998

Micro Four Thirds shooters of the world, unite and take over! The Panasonic G9 body only is not only in-stock for $998 at B&H Photo, it is also bundled with three useful freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Camera Bag, and Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)…

At Adorama, the only option that is currently in-stock is the G9 body only with Vanguard combo going for $998, and the freebie include the aforementioned Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card and various trinkets…

At Amazon it is in-stock but there are no freebies (other than the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon VISA or store credit card)..

In-Stock Now: Sony a9 II body only!!!

Full frame sometimes means full wallet if you want to have top of the line features! If so, the new Sony a9 II full frame E-system mirrorless camera is now in-stock and ready to ship to your photographic hands for its starting price of $4498 at B&H Photo

As of the time of writing, Amazon is in the nebulous “temporarily out of stock” state, while Adorama says “coming soon”…

In-Stock Now: Nikon Coolpix W150 P&S digicam for $167

Don’t you forget about us sing the simple P&S digital cameras. Rare as they may be, camera manufacturer still release new models and one of these is now in-stock and ready to ship for $167, it is the Nikon Coolpix W150 in a white color scheme available and in-stock now at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon where we learn there’s apparently an international model with a flower-y design [it’s currently the second listing in the amazon search results] ๐Ÿ™‚

Now shipping: latest X-Rite ColorChecker products

And we have an in-stock alert. The latest line-up of X-RITE Color-Checker products are now in-stock and ready to ship at the Adorama website… The two most expensive ones are eligible for an optional 12-month financing promotion ~ check their website for details…

Speaking of Adorama, their Overstock sale now numbers in the 6000+ products, so if you time to spare, you can browse and browse and browse… Or use the various filters on that page to narrow them down to your areas of interest…

In-stock alert: Monoprice 27-inch Crystal PRO monitors

WE have a computer monitor in-stock alert! Monoprice has two of their new 27-inch Crystal PRO monitors in-stock and with an introductory discount. There are two models available, one going for $280, the other for $400. With free standard US shipping…

Ricoh GR-D III: In-Stock in the EU, US Coming Soon [updated]

We have another in-stock alert, this time on the other side of the pond. The new Ricoh GR-D III big sensor prime is now in-stock for 899 euro at Amazon Germany, sold and shipped by themselves…

UPDATE 3/24/19 at 1:17am ET: in the US, Amazon itself is taking orders for its starting price of $899 in the all-encompassing “temporarily out of stock” status, while Adorama and B&H Photo are marked as “Coming Soon”…

UPDATED 3/22/19 at 1am ET: In the US, the camera is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $900 at Adorama with free expedited shipping … Amazon itself went from a March 22nd estimate to “currently unavailable”… B&H Photo has a March 25 release estimate… As it is often the case with higher-demand lower-availability cameras, there’s often a bit of chaos during the initial release, so dates and estimates may change early and often. A silver lining that it mayhaps is a great choice since others are jumping in early as well ๐Ÿ™‚ ..

In-Stock Alert: Fuji X-T30 Body for $900, with 35mm f2 for $1000

Fuji X fans, unite and open your wallets ๐Ÿ™‚ The new X-T30 camera is now in-stock and shipping for its starting price of $900 as body only in the silver and black color schemes at Adorama… If you want a “take pictures with” kit, B&H Photo is offering it with the 35mm f2 lens for $1000 in the silver color scheme… Meanwhile amazon.com has a March 27 release estimate for itself, but there’s also plenty of 3rd-party sellers over there. With many colors and kit options, this is quite an adventure sorting them all over there…

In-Stock Alert: David Lynch class at Masterclass

This may be our first ever in-stock alert for a …class! David Lynch has just launched a class on creativity and film-making at the Masterclass website. You have two options at Masterpass, you can sign up for a 1-year prepaid all-you-can-eat Netflix-style plan for $200 (comes out to about $17 per month) OR you can digitally-purchase the individual class for $100.

As a refresher, here’s Lynch’s Filmography. In addition to various critically-acclaimed films (including “The Elephant Man”) and the Twin Peaks TV phenomenon, he also made a few music videos, including the pop popcorn “Wicked Game” with Chris Issak.

In-Stock Alert: LowelTotaLED Daylight LED Floodlight w/FREE Battery Kit

B&H Photo scored an exclusive with this particular product and as of the time of writing, it is now in-stock and ready to ship.. “This” being the new condition Lowel TotaLED Daylight LED Floodlight for $449 with free shipping. And for a limited time, B&H is also including for FREE the Watson Pro 14.8V 97Wh Battery with LEDs & Single Position Charger Intro Kit (V-Mount). The free item is included automatically while this promotion is running, there’s no coupon code and nothing else to add to the shopping cart…

In-Stock Now: Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f4 S

In addition to the previously mentioned Nikon Z6 “take pictures with” kit being in-stock, the Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f4 S is also in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $4000 at authorized Nikon dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself… Also in-stock is the bundle that includes the FTZ mount adapter kit for $150 more. The FTZ mount adapter, as the name hints, allows the use of 350+ F-mount lenses on the new Z camera bodies…

Now shipping: Nikon Z6 with 24-70/4S for $2600

Curiosity killed the wallet cat they say but if you can’t resist the curiosity-temptation, the all new Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera with the 24-70mm f4 S lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2600 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself… Also in-stock is the bundle that includes the FTZ mount adapter kit for $150 more. The FTZ mount adapter, as the name hints, allows the use of 350+ F-mount lenses on the new Z camera bodies…

Funny the way Amazon’s ad system works, when you search for the Nikon Z6, you get a Sponsored product that is surprise-surprise, a Canon R mirrorless camera! Screenshot evidence below ๐Ÿ™‚

In-Stock Alert: Zhiyun LAB Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless

We have another in-stock alert, this time it is a B&H Photo exclusive, it is the new condition Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL LAB Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras going for $600…

Now shipping: Fuji 200mm f2 WR OIS w/1.4X Teleconverter kit

Speaking of new releases, among the latest Trending New Releases at B&H Photo is the in-stock and ready to ship Fuji XF 200mm f2 OIS WR WITH the XF 1.4x TC F2 WR Teleconverter Kit, all together going for the stabilized bright teleprice of $6000…

Now shipping: Panasonic LX100 II rawsumer (with Extras)

RAWsumer time! The brand new Panasonic LX100 II with its Four Thirds sized sensor and its 24-75mm equivalent f1.7-f2.8 Leica blessed lens, and modern era “smartphone” features (wifi, bluetooth, touchscreen) and such is now in-stock and shipping at its starting price of $1000 at Adorama (with various freebies, including Corel software, 32GB Extreme card, camera bag, etc) and at Amazon (freebies bundles by 3rd-party sellers) and B&H Photo

More In-Stock Nikon D850 for $3300

In addition to B&H Photo, the Nikon D850 body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $3300 at Adorama and also by Amazon itself where some of D850 Guides & e-books are also on sale to tempt new owners of the full framer…

In-Stock Now: Nikon D850 body only!

Grab your e-wallets, call your CFO/CEO Spouse to approve the purchase! The new condition Nikon D850 body only is FINALLY in-stock and shipping at B&H Photo for its starting price of $3300…

In-Stock Alert: Canon RF 50mm f1.2L

For the boldly going Canon RF full frame photographers, B&H Photo now has in-stock and ready to ship the brand new Canon RF 50mm f1.2L for its full frame price of $2300. The lens is eligible for a 13-month CarePak coverage via registration following Canon’s instructions [and obviously purchased from authorized Canon dealers]….

Now shipping: Fuji Instax SQ20 Square Instant Camera

The name “SQ” proved fatal to the Nikon Coolpixies a few years ago. Can Fuji break the spell? Their brand new hybrid Instax SQ20 square film camera is now in-stock and shipping at its starting price of $200 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself

PS: speaking of B&H Photo, they now have in-stock the new condition Nokia 7.1 dual SIM smartphone for $350. This is a North America variant, unlocked, no carrier baggage, with Zeiss-blessed optics, 64GB on-board, Snapdragon 636, 5.85″ FHD display (19:9 aspect ratio), 4GB of RAM, and microSD card (up to 400GB)…

Now shipping: Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $150 [C/N/S/X/m43]

B&H Photo has scored an exclusive and it is now shipping, it is the new condition Nissin i400 TTL Flash going for $150 each with free shipping in your choice of Sony, Nikon, M43rds, Fuji and Canon systems. I’m personally holding out for the Pentax Q option ^_^

Now shipping: various Fuji X-T100 kits

If you are interested in the brand new Fuji X-T100 mirrorless camera, various kit and color combinations are now in-stock and ready to ship at their normal prices at B&H Photo… The body only goes for $600, with 15-45 for $700, with 50-230 OIS II for $1000, and with both zoom lenses for $1100… Color options are black, silver and gold…

In-Stock Now: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for $5500

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news if you are looking for the official Nikon D850 filmmaker’s kit which goes for $5500 in new condition at authorized dealers. It is in-stock and ready to ship at this price at Amazon by Amazon itself (and 3rd-party sellers too), along with B&H Photo… The kit is about a $800 combined purchase discount over purchasing the bundle items individually…

Now shipping: Loupedeck + Photo Editing Console

Another new product is in-stock and shipping at B&H Photo! It is the new condition Loupedeck + Photo Editing Console for $229 with free expedited shipping. This will ship on Mnnday for orders placed now.

In-Stock Now: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit at authorized dealer

An update to the Stock Status Tracker has good news if you are looking for the official Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s kit. It is in-stock and ready to ship at its official price of $5500, in new condition with Nikon USA warranty at the Adorama website… The bundle is a discount of $800~ [bundle difference may vary if item prices change] if you buy all the included items separately…

Now shipping: Fuji Macro MCEX-45G WR Xtension Tube, Meyer-Optik GR 35/2.8 (Canon EF)

A couple of new lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo, with free expedited shipping, as follows:

+ Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 35+ 35mm f/2.8 for $1599 in the Canon EF option
+ the other options (Nikon F, Penta K, M42) are not in-stock yet

+ Fujifilm MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tube for $329

In-stock now: Nikon D850 body for $3300

Good news for new condition Nikon D850 body only hunters as of this update of the Stock Status Tracker, the camera is in-stock and shipping in new condition for $3300 at KEH Camera’s website

(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon D850 body only for $2500 w/free S&H

As of a 1:21pm ET recheck, this sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for people who likes used news! The Nikon D850 body only is available in USED condition for $2500 with free shipping (from Nevada) by a 100% individual eBay seller. One unit is available. This is a “buy it now” price, not an auction listing! The listing closes on Sunday at 9pm pacific time unless sold out ahead of time.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock: USED Sony a7 III for $1658+, w/28-70 for $1934+

As of a 5/22/18 recheck, these sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

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Now shipping: Nokia 6.1 Android Smartphone (ZEISS Optics) w/free Photo Kit for $269

If you are a Nokia + Zeiss shipper (ha!), the brand new Nokia 6.1 factory-unlocked Android smartphone with Zeiss optics is now in-stock and shipping for $269 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a free “B&H Photo Video Basic Photo/Video Kit for Smartphones” [mount, LED light, flexible tripod] automatically included by B&H.

This runs Android 8.0, with 3GB RAM [probably the minimum these days for Android], 32GB on-board, microSD storage, GSM, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C connector [but not USB 3.x features],

One of the things Nokia is promising with their Android phone line-up is speedy and steady OS and security updates ~ after all the phone is part of Android One. It is easier to promise this when your phone line-up consists of single-figures in individual models, we’ll see how it plays out in the next couple of years ~ after all, most phone manufacturers sound/sounded very optimistic in delivering updates at announcement time, but their post-release records are spotty and patchy [pun intended?]. But they have already delivered multiple updates for their first generation Android phones…

PS: the same price is offered at amazon.com but without a free photo-video accessories kit…

In-Stock Again: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for $5500 [one unit]

The early AM update of the Stock Status Tracker also has good news for fans of the official Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s kit! B&H Photo is now out of stock, but there is one unit available for the same price of $5500 at Kenmore Camera’s eBay store.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for $5500

As of a recheck, B&H Photo does not have these in-stock… For future updates, check the Stock Tracker

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(SOLD OUT) Sony a7 III w/28-70 for $2200 [updated]

As of a 4/14/18 AM recheck, these sold out… For future updates, stay tuned to the Stock Status Tracker

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In-Stock Everywhere: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

Mission accomplished Pentax fans! An update of the Stock Status Tracker shows the brand new Pentax K-1 II body only is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and Amazon itself (along with 3rd-party sellers) and B&H Photo

If you are a fan of eBay shopping, a number of eBay sellers have it as well: Cameta (eBay) and Adorama (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

If you prefer the “take pictures with” kit that comes with the 28-105 lens, that too is in-stock for its starting price of $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

In-Stock Now: both Pentax K-1 II kits for $2000 & $2400

This update of the Stock Status Tracker has great news for fans of B&H Photo and the new Pentax K-1 II body only 35mm full frame DSLR! As of the time of writing, both kits are in-stock and shipping: the K-1 II body only goes for $2000 with free shipping while the K-1 II with 28-105 goes for $2400 with free shipping.

Bad news however for the a7 III with 28-70 FE, it is now out of stock, just like the body only…

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds more options for the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 as follows: Cameta (eBay) and Cameta II (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

Or you can wait until Wednesday when it should be in-stock at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon