So many specials, so many rebates, so many little added bits and kits. How do you make sense of it while browsing one item at a time?
My friends at B&H have put together a set of special landing pages for me where you can find all the mirrorless products that have discounts or other promotions, and these are grouped so it’s easier to compare similar items (e.g. one brand of cameras, or one lens mount). Pay particular attention to just below the “You Pay” line, as some of these items will trigger additional rewards, typically 2% or 4% off your next order.
- Fujifilm cameras (all 17 options in one grid)
- Fujifilm lenses (17 options)
- Nikon 1 (9 camera kits)
- Olympus m4/3 cameras (21 options)
- Olympus lenses (27 options)
- Panasonic cameras (10 options)
- Sony E-mount cameras (11 cameras and camera kits in one grid)
- Sony lenses (only 2 at the moment)
Even if you aren’t going to buy from B&H, I think this collapsed format makes it a little easier to understand what options are on sale right now within the brands.
Since the B&H wish lists don’t exactly work correctly yet for some of you using iOS and a few other devices, here’s the short list of Olympus m4/3 and Fujifilm lenses on my wish lists to consider when you’re looking at those savings grids:
- Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4
- Fujifilm 14mm f/2.8
- Fujifilm 16-55mm f/2.8
- Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4
- Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2
- Fujifilm 90mm f/2
- Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6
- Olympus 12mm f/2
- Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8
- Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8
- Olympus 45mm f/1.8
- Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro
- Olympus 75mm f/1.8
This doesn’t mean that other Fujifilm or Olympus lenses shouldn’t be considered. But these optics all pass “the Thom test.” That means that they’re very useful in my types of shooting, they produce high quality results, and they are all fairly high in build quality, too, and thus pass the rigors I subject them to in my travels. A good case of lens that isn’t on my list but might be great for you is the Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4. I need wide (14mm) more than I need fast (f/1.4). Also, the 16mm is a bigger lens, and I try to keep my mirrorless kits small, if possible. That said, there are some bigger, heavier lenses on this list. Frankly, if they’re big and heavy and made the list, you should consider them pretty special lenses. If I want big and heavy, my Nikon DSLR kit and the lenses I have for it are usually more than I need.