Sony LAEA3 (A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter) for $98

The Sony LAEA3 (A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter) with tripod mount is currently on sale for $98 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Pre-orders now accepted for Sony a6300, 85/1.4 GM, 24-70 f2.8 GM

It is Wednesday, which means, among many other things, that last week’s Sony new FE lenses and a6300 APS-C camera (see Cameras and Lenses of 2016 page) are now available for pre-order. The a6300 body goes for $1000, with the 16-50 lens for $1150. The 24-70mm f2.8 GM (G Master, not General Motors) goes for $2200, while the prime time 85mm f1.4 GM goes for $1800. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama.

PS: No price (or pre-orders) yet for the 70-200mm f2.8 OSS GM.

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo.

Sony VG-C2EM Vertical Battery Grip with 64GB SD, Battery, Charger, Other Extras for $300

A parallel offer to the Sony VG-C1EM, the Sony VG-C2EM battery grip is bundled with a 64GB Transcend SDXC card, battery, charger, and other free accessories for its authorized dealer price of $300 by Cameta on Amazon and Cameta directly.

Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Battery Grip with 64GB SD, Battery, Charger, Other Extras for $200

The Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Battery Grip goes for $200 at authorized dealers, but if you also need some extra camera related accessories, for the same price you can get it with a 64GB Transcend SDXC Class 10, a battery, a charger, and various trinkety accessories (cleaning kit, memory card case, screen protectors, amoeba hats) for $200 by Cameta on Amazon or Cameta directly.

The Cameta Description section of their product pages clearly indicates what kind of a warranty an item has, for example, in this case, it has a 1-year Sony USA warranty. Annotated screenshot crop of that part of the page right below:


New Sony a6300 and three new serious FE lenses – Pre-orders next Wedn AM

Sony continues with their two-parter announcement/pre-order, instead of the conventional same-day approach. They have revealed a new 24mp APS-C E-mount camera (a6300) along with three FE lenses (24-70 and 70-200 f2.8s and 85/1.4 prime). Pre-orders will be accepted on Wednesday 2/10/16 in the AM. The a6300 body will start at $1000, the 24-70 at $2200, the 85/1.4 at $1800. The 70-200 price is not available yet… These too have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page…

UPDATE: for more details on the new camera and lenses, you can also check the B&H Photo product pages.

New Sony Instant Savings Promotion: Cameras, Lenses, Flashes, Cybershots

Sony launched a new 2-week promotion good until Valentine’s Day (2/14/16) offering instant savings on some of their Lenses, and Flashes and interchangeable Lens Cameras, and Cybershots. You can find all participating items nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for a5000/a5100 for $8 with free shipping

The black Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for the Sony a5000/a5100 is currently going for $8 with free shipping in Adorama. I don’t know if it fits any other models… The brown goes for $9 with free shipping and fits the a5000… Check forums and reviews to see if any other models can fit…

Sony a7 II Body + $170 Rewards + Sony Case for $1700

If you are interested in the Sony a7 II body only kit, there is a special offer at B&H Photo, you pay the standard authorized dealer price of $1700 and in addition to the camera kit, you also receive the official Sony soft carrying case kit (LCSELCB) and 10% promotional rewards ($170~) to be used in future purchases.

Sony a7R II Body + $200 Gift Card for $3200

If you were about to pull the trigger on the Sony a7R II body only from an authorized dealer, B&H Photo is sweetening the pie a little bit by including a FREE $200 B&H Photo Gift Card with your order. Look for the tab with the “Free $200 Gift Card” sign on it at the B&H Photo Product Page.

(ENDED) Ends 3pm ET: 64GB Sony SDXC for $15 (128GB for $33)

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Refurbished Sony 55-210mm (SEL55210) for $150

To the eBay Deals we check upon where we find BuyDig’s eBay store offering the manufacturer refurbished Sony 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 (SEL55210) offered for $150 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. As of the time of writing, 300 of these had been sold per the eBay page over there. The listing says “1 Year Parts & Labor” under Warranty.

Sony a77 II with 16-50mm f2.8 and $160 Rewards and Battery Grip and 72mm Hoya and 32GB Extreme SDHC for $1600

If you feel like jumping in the middle of full frame E-mount with a ready to take-pictures-with kit, B&H Photo has a great bundle for you. You pay $1600 and for that you get this Sony a77 II bundle:

+ Sony a77 II with 16-50mm f2.8 E-mount lens
+ Sony VG-C77AM Battery Grip
+ Hoya 72mm alpha MC UV Filter
+ 32GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
+ $160 in promotional rewards (10% of purchase price) to be used towards future purchases

This is a limited time promotion. While it is running, all the free items are shown under the “INCLUDES FREE” section, and the 10% promotional rewards are shown below the “You Pay” price on the right hand side. You don’t need any coupons or rebates, just add to cart, and B&H Photo will automatically include all the free items with your order.

(ENDED) Tue Fry’s Promo codes: Monster Villain Action Cam for $100, etc

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(ENDED) Thursday Fry’s Promo Codes: Unspecified Refurbished Sony Cybershot for $50 (B&M only!), etc

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Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens with $90 rewards for $900

If you are a Sony FE superzoom fan, there’s a sale for you too! The Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens gets 10% promotional rewards ($90~) and free Next Day Delivery (cutoff Wedn 4pm ET) at B&H Photo… If you don’t want promotional rewards and next-day delivery, you can get it for the same price but with the Corel software bundle and extra lens-related accessories at Adorama

Sony E PZ 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens with 4% rewards and Free Next Day Delivery for $1048

You can zoom your way into the new year with the Sony E PZ 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens going for $1048 with free Next Day Delivery (cutoff is Wedn 4pm ET) and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… If you don’t need Next Day Delivery and prefer actual accessories instead of promotional rewards, you can get it for the same price with expedited (not next day) shipping along with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc) and a 67mm ProOptic Filter Essentials Kit, and a soft lens case and lens cap tether and two cleaning kits at Adorama

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 2:40am ET: Sony a6000 w/16-50 & $75 Gift Card for $550

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Sony a6000 with 16-50 & 55-210 & LR6 for $700

The Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) was one of the major Black Friday iLC brick and mortar offers at $700. But now there’s more! Not only you get that, but also the Adobe Lightroom 6 software is included at Adorama. To recap, you get the Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 lenses and the Lightroom 6 software (the Win/Mac DVD, not a digital download).

If you already have LR6 or are not interested in it, the two lens kit is also available for $700 with a differet set of extras instead of LR6: an additional Sony battery, an additional Sony charger, a screen protector, and a 64GB Lexar microSDXC C10 card.

(ENDED) Tue B&M Frys Promo Codes: 4pk Tenergy AA for $0.06 (limit 10) and two Unspecified P&S cameras

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Weekly Fry’s Promo Codes: Unspecified Canon DSLR kit for $350, Unspecific Cybershot for $68, Manfrotto, Case Logic, Wolverine, Corel, etc

The Fry’s Promo Code offers for their email newsletter subscribers (free to sign up for that) are revealed for the week of December 20-26 in 2015. They include:

+ unspecified Canon DSLR with 18-55 lens for $350 (limit 1; in-store only; 18mp)
+ unspecified Sony Cybershot P&S (20mp, 2.7″ LCD, 8x optical) for $68 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ they don’t specify the brand names because of MAP restrictions placed on retailers by manufacturers

+ the block below is limit 1 per item per customer, good in-store or online
+ VIVITAR HD Action Camcorder (DVR781HD-SIL) for $25
+ MANFROTTO Compact Advanced Black Tripod – Extends Up to 65″ (MKCOMPACTADV-B) for $60
+ CASE LOGIC KDB-101BK Water-Resist Backpack for $60
+ WOLVERINE F2D MIGHTY – 7 in 1 Film to Digital Converter for $90
+ Paintshop Pro X8 for $34 or Ultimate for $44
+ various tech items as usual

As usual, these offers are available only if you use the unique promo code found in each person’s Fry’s email newsletters. It is free to sign up for it.

New to US market: Sony a68 SLT coming in early 2016

The Sony a68 SLT was announced by Sony Europe a few weeks ago. Now it has also been officially announced by Sony USA. It will be here by April 2016. It will be available as either a Body Only or with the 18-55 lens ($700). The body only price has not been revealed yet… Pre-orders are not available as of the time of writing. Sony has been favoring two-phase announcements lately, Apple-style :)… This has been updated in the New Cameras of 2015 Reference page

Friday Frys Promo Codes: mystery Sony Cybershot (20mp, 8x optical) for $68 (B&M only)

The Promo Codes for subscribers to the Fry’s Electronics email newsletters for Friday 12/18/15 include the following:

+ mystery Sony Cybershot P&S camera for $68 (limit 1; in-store only; 20mp, 8x optical; they don’t publish the model name due to MAP restrictions)
+ SUNPAK 58″ Aluminum Tripod with Photo Video Pan Head (5858D) for $15 (limit 1)
+ Sunpak 1000AVG Action Video Grip for HD Cameras for $10 (limit 1)

Free NEXT DAY shipping on select Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Zeiss, Hasselblad products

Breaking shipping news alert! B&H Photo has just launched their FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion for the holidays. Over 2000 products are eligible for this promotion. You can filter them over there by product category (first set of buttons) or by manufacturer (second set of numerous buttons). Included in the promotion are 160+ Canon items, 150+ Nikon items, 80+ Sony items, 40+ Panasonic items, 20+ Zeiss items. The other camera manufacturers are not participating.

UPDATE: Fuji and Olympus and Hasselblad are also participating but they don’t have brand-name box. You can click “Photography” on the first set of boxes, and filter on the left hand by manufacturer by selecting “Fujifilm” or “Olympus” or “Hasselblad”.

Other photo-related brands part of the FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING promotion include Tamrac, Spider, Lowepro, Impossible, Westcott, Drobo, Fotodiox, DJI, Flir, iKan, DXO, Wolverine, Impact, Vello, Oben, Ruggard, etc.

Hassleblad (Sony E-, A-, RX-) and Zeiss Touit (E) Sale

The latest B&H Photo Deal of Days promotion is a Hasselblad and Zeiss Touit sale featuring many of Hasselblads re-incarnations of Sony cameras. This includes E-mount cameras and lenses, along with an A-mount SLR, and RX-series cameras. Also joining in the sale party are three Zeiss Touit E-mount lenses, the 12/2.8 for $700, the 32/1.8 for $500, and the 50/2.8M for $1000. Also participating is the Hasselblad 16mm f2.8 (E-mount) for $150.

B&H Android Sale: Panasonic CM1 for $450, Nexus 5x with $20 GC for $330, and more

Meanwhile, the theme of the latest B&H Days of Deals group sale is a Smartphone Sale featuring various phones and accessories, including the Panasonic CM1 Android-Camera with 1″ sensor for $450, the Nexus 5X bundled with a $20 B&H Gift Card Card for $330 (16GB) or $380 (32GB), along with models from Samsung (eg 32GB Galaxy S6 for $480), ASUS, LG, Sony, Blu, ZTE, Alcatel and Huawei. The sale also includes accessories such as olloClip add-on lens bundles and cameraphone-holders.

10% rewards on select Sony a7 II and a6000 kits [stackable with other bonus items]

B&H Photo has a new limited promotional rewards promotion, you can 10% promotional rewards (to be used on future purchases) when you buy one of these Sony E-mount cameras:

+ Sony a7 II body only with $100 B&H Photo Gift Card (not to be confused with the 10% promotional rewards) and extra battery for $1700
+ 10% promotional rewards = $170

+ Sony a7 II with 24-70 FE with $100 B&H Photo Gift Card (not to be confused with the 10% promotional rewards) and extra battery for $2000
+ 10% promotional rewards = $200

+ Sony a6000 with 16-50 for $548
+ 10% promotional rewards = $54.80

Eligible cameras for the 10% promotional rewards show this offer in their price box (annotated screenshot crop below):


Sony Cybershot W800 silver for $70

The silver color scheme of the Sony Cybershot W800 drops to $70 with free shipping at B&H Photo if you are logged on to your B&H account and add it to your shopping cart. This is a limited time offer.

Sony SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card sale (12 options)

B&H Photo has a limited time Sony SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card sale featuring 12 different memory card options, ranging from 16GB to 256GB, with prices ranging from $11 to $133. It features three different speeds, the “up to 74”, “up to 94” and “up to 95”. This sale ends 12/9/15 at 11:59 PM eastern.

Sony a7 body and $100 Gift Card & Extras for $1000

The Sony a7 body only is now bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card along with an extra Sony battery and 4% promotional rewards (around $40) at B&H Photo… The same promotion ($100 Gift Card, 4% rewards) is available on the a7 with FE 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 OSS for $1300… You also get a Free Download Of ON1 Effects 10…

Sony RX100 with various freebies for $400

The Sony RX100 (first generation), in new condition, at authorized Sony dealers dropped $50 this week, going from $450 to $400, and it is bundled with some free accessories. Last week it went for $450 with a $50 Adorama gift card, but now the price is $400 straight up at B&H Photo (free 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, generic camera case, $8 rewards) and Adorama (32GB Lexar SDHC, Lowepro case, screen protector, cleaning kit) and OneCall via Amazon (no freebies)

10% Rewards on many Canon DSLRs, Powershots and Sony iLCs

In parallel to the 10% Lens Rewards, Adorama also has a 10% rewards promotion on many Canon DSLRs, Powershots and Sony iLCs. Keep on scrolling to see all eligible cameras. The Canons are first, followed by the Sonys. The exact reward amount is mentioned on the individual product page of each eligible product. Click on the reward amount link to see terms and conditions of the rewards program (example in the previous post).

10% Rewards on most Canon and Sony Lenses

If you are interested in getting any Canon SLR lenses or Sony SLR or E-mount lenses, a whole lot of them are eligible for 10% promotional rewards at Adorama. The lens are grouped by manufacturer and mount and type, starting with Canon SLR lenses and followed by Sony SLR lenses and E-mount lenses. Keep paging down to see all available options. This is a very long page, you may need to use a desktop/laptop to scroll through them effectively. Even some of the Canon tilt-shift lenses are eligible!

If you are not familiar, promotional rewards are to be used in future purchases. They are not a discount on the current purchase price, and they are not cashback you can deposit in your bank account. Click on the reward link on any product page to see all the details and terms and conditions.


Sony 70-200mm f4G OSS and $125 Gift Card for $1500

We start a big burst of Sony promotions at Adorama that are bundled with Adorama gift certificates. We start with the Sony 70-200mm f4G OSS E-Mount bundled with a $125 Adorama Gift Certificate included for its regular price of $1500 at Adorama.

Sony FE 24-240 F3.5-6.3 OSS & $100 Gift Card for $900

Zoom, zoom! The Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount lens is currently bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate going at its regular price of $900 at Adorama… If you prefer lots of accessories instead of a $100 gift card, Adorama has an accessory overload bundle with a ProOptic 72mm Filter Kit, Slinger Lens Pouch, Lens Shade, Cap Tether, Cleaning kit and Corel creative software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X8)…

Sony a7r II + $200 Gift Card + Wacom tablet for $3200

We previously mentioned the Sony a7R II body only special offer at its standard price of $3200 at B&H Photo that offers you an extra battery and your choice of one FREE item from these: either “$200 B&H Gift Card” OR “Metabones T Smart Adapter Mark IV for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera” OR “Rode Video Mic and 32GB SD card”.

Now there’s more options, also at $3200. At Adorama, you get the a7R II body only and a $200 Adorama Gift Card and a free Wacom PTH451 Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet (small size) and an extra battery when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” segment and add it to bundle. Optionally you can add a charger for +$7 or the battery grip for +$150 or the Multi Interface Shoe Adapter for +$12.

If instead you prefer more utilitarian free accessories, the Amazon bundle, also for $3200 includes the Manfrotto MKCOMPACTLT-BK Compact Tripod (Black), an AmazonBasics DSLR backpack, a 32GB Sony SDHC card, and a Wasabi charger with two Wasabi batteries. The batteries are not made of wasabi :)

Sony a7S body + $200 Gift Card + Extra Battery for $2200

The Adorama $200 Gift Certificate bundling continues, this time we have the Sony a7S body only bundled with a $200 Adorama gift certificate at its regular price of $2200. On top of that, if you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can optionally add an extra Sony battery for FREE and a Sony charger for +$7, and the Battery Grip for $98.

Sony a7 II body with $200 Gift Card and Extras for $1700

Adorama is bundling a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate with the purchase of either the Sony a7 II body only for $1700 or the Sony a7 II w/28-70 OSS for $2000. But that’s not all! When you click on the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can optionally add an extra Sony battery for FREE, and an extra Sony charger for +$7, and the Sony battery grip for +$150.

Sony a5000 with 16-50 and $50 Gift Card and Body Case for $400

The $700 Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit was one of the high profile Black Friday offers, but if you are interested in a more affordable “take pictures with” kit in the E-mount, the Sony a5000 with the 16-50mm lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate and the official Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for $400, available in Black or Silver or White.

Sony RX100 IV + $125 Gift Card for $950

And now from the oldest to the youngest/latest, the Sony RX100 IV is bundled with a $125 Adorama Gift Certificate and a screen protector for its standard price of $950 at Adorama… If you don’t want gift cards, you can get it for the same price but with a Sony Soft Case and Attachment Grip included as a bonus at B&H Photo

Sony RX100 + $50 Gift Card for $450

Time sure does fly, we now have four different generations in the Sony RX100 line. The original model is now bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and a screen protector and $9 in promotional rewards for its standard price of $450 at Adorama.