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 🙂

3 thoughts on “Pre-order Sony a9 and Grip and 100-400mm Master lens”

  1. “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.”

    Are MILC’s leading in sales or price levels? With all due respect, from here it’s starting to look like a stock-market bubble. “How high can we go and still sell some?” :}

    1. yeah, they all go for the big profit margins. If nothing else, they can subsidize the lower-end of their line-ups as prices and profits get squeezed

      1. Well, I don’t want the camera manufacturers to go profitless and drop out the way Samsung did. I wasn’t aware top-of-line pro cameras were subsidizing low-end models.

        What worries me is the addition of things like 4K video and some esoteric features that will only be used by a few, if any, who are looking for a great entry level or mid-level camera they can afford.

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