Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E) with FREE Focus Shifter and more for $1398

The Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS for the E-mount goes for $1398 at authorized Sony USA dealers. For the same price, Adorama is including the following FREE items:

  • FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus & Rack Focus (goes for $49 on its own)
  • Corel software bundle
  • 72mm Pro Optic Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • cleaning kit

Sony E-System Lens Instant Savings (25 options)

Sunday is here and with it we have new manufacturer-initiated instant savings, including on this handful of Sony E-System Lenses and assorted accessories (flashes, battery grip, underwater case). A total of 25 products are participating in this promotion.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus for $630 (Sony E)

E-mount photographers who are Rokinon fans are lucky because Rokinon has discovered auto-focusing technology for some of their FE lenses. One such lens is the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus lens currently on sale for $630 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 3).

Sony a9 body with FREE 128GB and 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC cards for $4500

The sony a9 body only mirrorless full frame camera goes for $4500 at authorized dealers. At the moment, Adorama is bundling two Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II Class 10 U3 SDXC Memory Card, Up to 300MB/s Read and Up to 260MB/s Write Speed. One is 128GB, and the other is 32GB. You also get free Overnight shipping which is nice for a flagship camera, you don’t want it lingering around in shiplandia.

Sony PXW-FS5 4K XDCAM for $4749, w/18-105 for $5249

A new instant savings promotion running throughout August 2017 offers the new condition Sony PXW-FS5 4K XDCAM Body Only for $4749 with free expedited shipping, or bundled with the 18-105mm f4G OSS lens for $5249. This camera uses a Super 35 CMOS Sensor… Optionally, Adorama offers financing opportunities, check the “Take Note” section on the product page over there for details…

In-Stock Now: Samyang 35mm f2.8 AutoFocus (Sony E)

If you like auto focusing technology and Samyang/Rokinon lenses, and you are part of the Sony E System, the Samyang 35mm f2.8 AutoFocus lens is now in-stock and shipping for $399 at B&H Photo and Adorama and by Adorama on Amazon.

Or if you prefer the Rokinon brand, the Rokinon flavor is also in-stock for the same price including Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Used Sony a99 II Body with 90-day warranty for $2600

The Sony a99 II 35mm full frame DSLR goes for $3200 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg Amazon itself or Adorama) but if you are comfortable buying DSLRs in used condition from reputable dealers…

… you can get the Sony a99 II body only in “USED – 9 Condition” (shows signs of use but very clean) for $2600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty offered by B&H Photo. The list of included items (as with all the used listings at B&H Photo) can be found under the “In The Box” section further down the right hand side of their website…

As usual, it’s up to you to trade off the price vs condition vs warranty…

Imported Sony a6000 with 16-50mm for $560

Sony has many options now-a-days in the E-mount, both APS-C and full frame cameras, just look at all the Sonys in the Mirrorless Price Chart. If of all those options you are settled on the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm, it currently goes for $650 at authorized Sony USA dealers, which are allowed to add a handful of free accessories such as Adorama.

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras, then to the eBay Deals we go, where RedTag Camera is offering this kit as imported grey-market for $560 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is no warranty included.

Sony a6500 w/16-50 f3.5-5.6 OSS PZ and 64GB SDXC and Bag and Extra Battery for $1500

The Sony a6500 [which I forgot to include in the original Mirrorless Price Chart but was added in the revised edition thanks to corrections from our readers] with 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS PZ goes for $1500 at the Best Buy “Black Friday” but their offer has been “defeated” by B&H Photo which includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, an extra Watson battery and a Shoulder Bag for the same price, versus Best Buy’s only one free accessory (a basic Sony-branded camera case).

$50 Gift Card with either Sony RX100 III or V

Also part of the Best Buy 2-DAY Sale is a promotion that gets you a $50 Best Buy Gift card and a 32GB SD card with the purchase of the Sony RX100 III or V at their regular prices of $750 and $1000 respectively. Sale ends Saturday night.

On the other hand, if gift cards don’t tempt you, and you are comfortable with open-box cameras, they are also available in open-box condition (without gift cards) as follows: the open-box RX100 III goes for $637 with free shipping, and the open-box RX100 V for $850 with free shipping.

For a refresher on RAWsumer price ranges, check the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart.

Sony Cybershot HX80 superzoom with $50 Gift Card for $370

Best Buy launched a Black Friday sale (no, you haven’t slept through the summer, it’s still July 2017) and among the offers is a $50 Best Buy Gift Card bundled with the Sony Cybershot HX80 superzoom selling for its regular price of $370 with free shipping. This is a 30x optical zoom camera, more of the travel/compact-zoom than the mega-barrel-zoom. Offers end Saturday night or earlier if sold out.

Resurrection Ship: Sony SLT-A99V Body for $1998

The Cylon DSLR Resurrection must be in orbit, hiding on the dark side of the moon, because the good old Sony a99V body only SLT dSLR has re-materialized at Amazon by Amazon itself in “temporarily out of stock” status. This is of interest only to those who may have been specifically hunting for this particular camera in new condition. It is a 2012 model.

PS: this post may appear random and out of the blue ~ there is a reason for it ~ this camera surfaced while I was price-checking cameras for the upcoming July 2017 edition of the “Price Charts” 🙂

Sony a7 Body (first gen) for $948

We haven’t mentioned this milestone on this blog yet, but thanks to a $50 instant savings promotion, we officially have a 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in new condition at authorized dealers going for under $1000. It is the Sony a7 body only (first generation), going for $948 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Sony a6500 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Extra 64GB SDXC, Battery, Bag for $1594

This is an interesting mix of an advanced APS-C camera with two kit lenses, but if you have use for them or plan to gift/sell/trade the lens(es) you don’t need, this is a value play. “This” being the Sony a6500 bundled with the 16-50mm and 50-210mm lenses, along with three free extras, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, a free Watson extra battery, and a free Ruggard shoulder bag, all together going for $1594 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Sony a5000 with 16-50mm and Extra Battery for $379

If of all the Sony mirrorless APS-C cameras it is the A5000 with the 16-50mm the one you want, in new condition, you can get in the black or silver color schemes for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a free Watson additional battery included. The white color scheme goes for the same price but does not include a free Watson battery.

Sony a6500 with 16-50 and 55-210 and various freebies for $1594

Accessories time! If you are interested in the Sony a6500 with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, it is bundled with a variety of accessories for $1594 with free shipping as follows:

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, a Watson extra battery, and a Ruggard shoulder bag.

At Amazon, sold and shipped by Focus Camera (but at Prime-like speed for Prime members) you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, two Wasabi batteries (do not eat!), a 3rd-party two-slot charger, a Tiffen UV filter, and a Focus Camera branded bag with trinkety accessories inside (cleaning kit, card reader, etc).

PS: the Adorama website is currently down so I can’t check there.

Sony a99 II Body + Steadicam Merlin 2 for $3368

Good until Tuesday night, B&H Photo is offering the Sony a99 II body only bundled with the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System, together for $3368 with free expedited shipping.

The a99 ii body only goes for $3200 on its own, while the Steadicam goes for $270 on its own (it’s on sale too), so based on current prices, you are getting a combined purchase discount of $100.

Now shipping: Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 Lens (Sony E)

Prime your wallets! The new Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 (Sony E-mount) lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.

PS: if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or Chase VISA credit card, you earn a 5% statement credit, which is a cool $100 in this case.

Save the Date: Sony a9 LIVE STREAM by B&H on May 23 at 7:30pm ET

If you are curious about Sony’s new a9 flagship mirrorless camera (available for pre-order for $4500), B&H Photo is planning to have a Live-Streaming Panel talking about the camera on May 23 at 7:30pm eastern time. Yuo can submit questions ahead of time and have a chance to win the a9 by asking a Twitter question using the #BHPhotoLive twitter hashtag.

Five photographers will be participating on the panel. Details on all that at the B&H Event page.

Pre-order new Sony FE 16-35/2.8 and 12-24/4 Lenses

Sony has embraced the smartphone flagship pre-ordering model for their camera gear, where the pre-orders start a few days after the announcement. So starting today, you can pre-order their two new constant aperture FE lenses as follows:

+ Sony FE 12-24mm f4 G for $1700
+ July 31 release estimate

+ Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM for $2200
+ August 31 release estimate

Keep in mind, estimates are only estimates and are subject to change as various factors known and unknown can affect their release and delivery.

Imported Sony Alpha a7R II Body w/1yr seller warranty for $2200

The new condition Sony Alpha a7R II currently goes for $2700 at authorized Sony dealers, some of which are bundling it with free extras, for example, free Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free accessories bundle at Adorama (including Corel software)…

… but if you are comfortable with imported camera gear, to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Department_Store_NYC” (99.2%, New York) is offering the imported grey-market Sony a7r II body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty) for $2200 with free shipping. Limit three units per customer.

Students and Educators ONLY: 10% off Sony a6000, RX100 III, a7 II

These discounts at B&H Photo are only available for Students and Educators, not the general population. They are 10% off discounts on the current prices of the following cameras:

+ Sony a6000 Body only for $493~ after discount
+ Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III for $673~ after discount
+ Sony Alpha a7 II body only for $1528~ after discount

In-Stock Now: Sony a99 II body for $3200

If you are not tempted by the siren’s call of the new a9 FE flagship, and you much prefer the a99 II DSLR, we have good news for you, the body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $3200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Given the price of the camera, it’s not a bad idea to select the faster delivery option as possible, depending on price and location of course 🙂

Imported Sony a6300 w/16-50 w/1yr seller warranty for $850

The new condition Sony a6300 with 16-50mm goes for $1000 at authorized Sony dealers (eg Adorama and Amazon), however if you are comfortable with imported cameras…

… to the eBay Deals where the 6ave eBay store (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the imported grey-market Sony a6300 with 16-50mm for $850 with free shipping. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller (6ave), not from Sony USA. Limit three per buyer.

Sony Camera and Lens Instant Savings (50 options)

A new round of Sony instant savings is also up and running, again nicely organized at B&H Photo. A total of 34 camera kits (not 34 individual cameras, but 34 individual kits, eg different colors and different lens combinations) are participating, along with 16 E-System lenses featuring a mix of primes and zooms with prices ranging from $198 (50mm f1.8 FE) to $1398 (70-400 f4G OSS, 50/1.4 ZA FE T* Zeiss)

Pre-order Sony a9 and Grip and 100-400mm Master lens

The new Sony a9 flagship full frame camera along with the new 100-400 Master lens are now available for pre-order, as Sony has gone into an smartphone-esque two-phase announcement. They are pre-orderable as follows:

+ Sony a9 for $4500 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ Sony VG-C3EM Vertical Grip for Alpha a9 for $350 at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo

+ Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS for $2500 at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo

There’s also a few more pro-caliber accessories coming along with the a9, the Sony HVL-F45RM Compact, Radio-Controlled Gn 45 Camera Flash with 1″ Display for $400, and the Sony NPAMQZ1K Multi Battery Adaptor Kit also for $400.

The release estimate for the a9 and accessories is May 25-26 in 2017. The 100-400 lens has a late July release estimate. As usual, there is a YMMV to the estimate, especially since these are flagship/pro gear that are not made in mass-market fashion.

The a9 announcement gave the Mirrorless cameras the lead, they are leading DSLRs 6-5 in 2017. It’s starting to look like a hockey game score 🙂

Pre-orders on Friday: Sony a9 for $4500

Canon and Nikon are no longer the only ones with used-car-priced full frame flagship cameras. Sony is joining the fray with the new Sony a9 full frame E-mount flagship, with a flagship price of $4500. Pre-orders will begin on Friday 4/21/17, so considerate of Sony to let people enjoy the holidays the days before and after. Preorders will begin at 10am ET on Friday at B&H Photo.

For more on the camera, B&H has a 1-hour video of the announcement, along with a live blog.

Also coming along with the PRO camera is a new Master series lens, the FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS E-Mount with a price of $2500, and pre-orders opening on Friday.

This new camera now gives mirrorless cameras the lead in 2017, they are “winning” over DSLRs in a penalty shoot-out at 6-5. You can see them all at the New Cameras of 2017 page.

Imported Sony Alpha a7R II body w/1yr warranty for $2200

The Sony Alpha a7R II body only goes for $2900 at authorized Sony dealers which are bundling it with some freebies, for example, it gets a 2TB WDD HDD at B&H Photo or 1-Year of Photographer Creative Cloud or at Adorama where it gets Lightroom 6 or a bundle of accessory joy (32GB Lexar, Corel, Bag, Extra Battery, Etc).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market that get a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty), to the eBay Deals we geaux where you can get the Sony a7R II body only in such condition for $2200 by Electronics Valley thru eBay (99.7%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer.

NOTE: purchases made at B&H and Adorama and other retailers that are closed for the Passover Holidays will ship at or after April 19.

Ships tomorrow: Unlocked Sony Xperia XZs for $699

The new Sony Xperia XZs Android smartphone with its 19mp stacked Exmor RS Motion Eye sensor and 960fps slow motion capture is scheduled to start shipping tomorrow (April 5). It is available for outright purchase, no contract, no preconditions, no installment plans, unlocked with USA warranty for $699 in three color options by Amazon itself. It takes microSD cards (up to 256GB), has 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board, 5.2″ 1080p screen, Snapdragon 820, IP68 waterproofness, dual nano SIM, Android 7.1, etc.

Speaking of unlocked smartphones, Amazon has launched a new featured Unlocked Smartphone sale featuring various models including ASUS Zenphone Zoom, Sony XA, and more.

New Sony a6* and a5* Instant Rebates (16 options)

A new round of manufacturer-initiated Instant Savings promotions are out for the Sony a6* and a5* APS-C mirrorless cameras, featuring the a6500, a6300, a6000, and a5100 kits at B&H Photo. When you go to the individual product pages, make sure you check the “Free Accessories Kit” option as some of these bundles get free accessories as well (memory card, battery, bag, etc).

You can navigate the various colors, options, and kits using the root product page for each camera model but be careful not to get lost in the woods 🙂

20pk Sony Heavy-duty Carbon Zinc AA Batteries for $2.52

If you are a fan of single-use Sony Heavy-duty Carbon Zinc AA Batteries, the price of the 20-pack has dropped even further, you can now get it for $2.52 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three sets per customer. This is an add-on item, so your order total must be $25+ in order to buy them..

A number of other add-on items are dropping in price, you can get to $25+ with Add-on items alone too. You can find them all in the Elsewhere at Amazon, including sub-$2 Timberland touch-screen gloves and sub-$2.50 11-inch tablet sleeve, and sub $1.50 iPhone 7 Plus case.

20pk Sony single-use Carbon-Zinc AA batteries for $5

If you are a fan of Carbon Zinc single-use batteries, the 20-pack of Sony heavy duty carbon zinc single-use AA batteries (model SUM3NLB20A) are on sale for $4.99 per 20-pack at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many 20-packs as you like within reason (the limit is 27 20-packs per customer).

These are however an ADD-ON item, so your order total must be $25+ of products that sold and shipped by Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon. You can get to $25+ with any combination of products, eg five 20-packs. If you are close to $25 and need ideas to get over the hump, check the Elsewhere at Amazon section in the daily lightning deal round-ups. Once you clear the $25 limit, the usual free shipping terms apply, free 2-day for Prime or with a $35+ order for non-Prime (or $25+ in books).

On the other hand if you need AAA batteries, their 20-pack of AAAs (single-use, Carbon Zinc too) is going for $5.38 but it is not an Add-ON item, so if you are a Prime member, you can buy one 20-pack and still get free 2-day shipping. The shipping estimate for these is 1-2 months.

Sony a7S II kits bundled with Rode Mic, Extra Battery, Etc

It’s bundle time for the Sony a7S II kits at B&H Photo. All three kits get a free Rode VideoMic PRO (with Rycote Lyre Shockmount) and additional Sony NP-FW50 battery. The body only goes for $2700. Meanwhile the kits with lenses, the 24-70mm f4 for $3900 and the 24-70mm f2.8 for $4900 get two additional freebies: a 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC card and a Ruggard shoulder camera bag. Free expedited shipping for all kits.

Sony a6500 Sales Live: w/55-210 for $1550 [add 16-50 for $150 more]

As promised in the heads up post, two more Sony a6500 kit discounts are now live at B&H Photo. The previously mentioned a6X00 discounts continue[find them in the E-mount posts]. So to summarize the a6500 situation, here’s where the various a6500 kits stand:

+ body only not on sale, remains at $1400
+ with 16-50mm for $1546
+ with 55-210mm for $1546
+ with 16-50mm and 55-210mm for $1696
+ see them all at B&H Photo

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 for $1200

Another option in the E-system a6XXX-series, the Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 kit is currently on sale for $1196 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo and by Beach upon Amazon (Prime shipping speed but ships directly from Beach Camera). To detect this benefit, you have to be logged as a Prime member, and pay attention to the highlighted areas of the screenshot below:

Note also that the a6500 two-lens kit with the same lenses will be discounted to $1700 on Sunday. The usual price trade-offs of latest versus not-latest model.

The Sony 55-210mm lens goes for $350 on its own but it is combined-purchase discounted when it is bundled with camera kits or bundles.

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and 55-210 and Freebies for $798

While not reaching Nikon APS-C DSLR level of choice overwhelm, the Sony E-system is getting there with many old and new cameras and kits floating in the market. One of them, of potential interest as a “taking pictures with” starter kit is the Sony a6000 with the 16-50 and 55-210 lenses, on sale for $798 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 5% promotional rewards = $40~ to spend in future B&H purchases) and Adorama (Slinger, 16GB Lexar, filters, Corel)