The super GH2 and GF3 deals are now gone and what remains is that the GH2 is on top of the Amazon rankings (Click here). Today we have one new deal on the GF5 with 14-42mm lens for $349 at Amazon (Click here). Reminder: GX1 with same lens for $449 at Amazon (Click here). On both cameras there is a long list of discounts when purchasing a second lens (Click here).
The Hong Kong located company Jackar Optical just announced a new 34mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens. The lens has manual and mechanical smooth focus and aperture rings. You can read full specs and more at Snapshooter.jackarlens.com. Image samples can also be found on Flickr. The retail price is $190. It will soon be on sale on eBay. Jackar currently sells many adapters and fisheye lenses on eBay (Click here). For a $190 this looks like a well packaged present!
Some little news about the GH3:
Our friends from Hybridcams shot that nice video with the GH3. Thanks for sharing! And our reader Twills sent me this: “The Panasonic GH3 specs page is being constantly updated as the firmware is finalized. The shutter duration spec did not specify a “Bulb” mode time limit before. Now it says it goes up to Approx. 60 minutes. That is great news as the GH2 is limited to 128 seconds in Bulb mode:
Still Images: 1/4,000 – 60 and Bulb (Approx. 60 minutes)
Motion Images: 1/16,000 – 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16,000 – 1/25 (PAL)
Keep an eye on the page below to see what else is updated when the firmware is finally complete.
I keep receiving links to new Black Friday deals like cameras, lenses and accessories. The best thing I can do is give you the three links that matters to see ALL deals that you may check out:
Of course the hottest deal is the up to 50% discount on the GH2-GF5-GF3 on Amazon (Click here).
And again it’s Panasonic offering a super discount on GH2/GF3/GF5 camera on Amazon (Click here to check them out). And don’t forget that not only you can save up to 50% on these cameras, you can also save up to $200 on the camera+lens purchase (Click here to see the nice deal overview). Pretty amazing that you can now get the GH2 with lens for $499 only!
UPDATE: Sandisk card deals at BHphoto (Click here).
The full overview of all (many!) Amazon deals can be seen here: http://www.amazon.com/b/?_encoding=UTF8&node=761198. And of course there is also a page with also non-electronic stuff only (Click here).
You will notice that there are no Olympus deals yet.
P.S.: Once again, no great deals can be found in our European stores :(