Used Sony RX10 II for $1387 [was $1313]

We just updated the new Stock Status Tracking page and we have a new development for the Sony RX10 II. It is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $1387 [was $1313~] by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself, the used arm of Amazon. They offer a 30-day return policy but there is no manufacturer warranty… On the other hand if you prefer it i new condition, it is now in-stock for $1600 at both Adorama and B&H Photo… Price updated 9/9/16 [it flipped again]…

Meanwhile both the Fuji X-T2 and the Canon 5D Mark IV have September 8 release estimates, so they should be coming out soon. They are both tracked in the new Stock Status Tracking page.

Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings (over 40 options)

A new round of Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings promotion is happening at Adorama, with over 40 items participating, including a variety of Sony lenses (a mix of primes and zooms), lens converters and mount adapters, Sony-branded accessories (battery grips, flashes, mics, etc), and such. A number of them (but not all) are also bundled with a variety of free accessories! This Sony-initiated round ends on 10/1/16.

In-stock now: Sony RX10 III for $1600

Early adopter in-stock alert! The Sony RX10 III is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1600 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

This as we just updated the Stocks Status Tracking page, now covering the Fuji X-T2, Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon G7 X II, along with the aforementioned. This is the first in-stock alert for this set of tracked cameras.

64GB Sony SDXC Class 10 UHS-1/U3 (up to 94MB/sec) for $25

The 64GB Sony SDXC Class 10 UHS-1/U3 (the up to 94MB/sec model), model number SF64UX2/TQ, is on sale for $25 each at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. It currently “defeats” price-per-GB-wise all the other options in its sub-line (16GB to 256GB).

In-stock now: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $1499

Grab your E-wallets, the Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Lens for the Sony E-mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1499 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

In-stock now: Sony a68 for $600 body or $700 w/18-55

A new DSLR is shipping, it’s translucent Sony time as their brand new Alpha a68 is in-stock and ready to ship for $600 as body-only or $700 with the 18-55mm lens at B&H Photo.

32GB Sony SDHC (up to 70MB/sec) for $8 {limit 30}

It’s back on sale again, the 32GB Sony SDHC C10 UHS-I, the “up to 70MB/sec” model, goes for $8 with a limit of 30 per customer. Free shipping for Prime members (even if you only buy one) or with a $49+ order {or $25+ in books} for non-Prime members.

NOTE: the gallery picture is incorrect, it shows the “up to 90MB/sec” card. This listing/sale is for the “up to 70MB/sec” model which is mentioned multiple times in the product title and description.

64GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC (up to 70MB/s) for $15

The previously mentioned 32GB card sale ended, but it’s now the turn of the 64GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC (up to 70MB/s version, model SF64UY2/TQ) to be on sale, going for $15 with a limit of 30 per customer. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $49+).

Speaking of Sony storage, the 64GB Sony Micro Vault M-Series USB 2.0 Flash Drive (white, model USM64GM/W) is on sale for $16.71 each, defeating the 32GB version that goes for $9 each.

On the more conventional USB 3.0 flash drive, the 64GB Sony USB 3.0 Flash Drive (USM64X/B) goes for $14, defeating the 32GB at $11.49 and the 16GB at $6.49.

$50 Gift Card with either Sony RX100 I ($500) or II ($650)

If you are interested in getting the new condition Sony RX100 I or II from an authorized dealer at the current authorized dealer prices of $500 and $650 respectively, for a limited time, B&H Photo is also including a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card until 7/24/16 as one of their Photoshop World Specials.

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA for $675 (E-mount Full Frame)

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Sony 135mm f2.8-4.5 (DSLR) for $837

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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(ENDED) Refurbished Sony VGC77AM Vertical Grip for $126

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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(ENDED) 32GB Sony SDHC (up to 70MB/sec) for $8 {limit 30}

This sale ended as well…

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Pre-order new Sony FE Gear (late July release; 7 options)

Sony has gone to an Apple-style multi-tier announcement/order/release cycle, and today is the first day photographers can pre-order some of their latest gear. A total of seven items are available for pre-order at B&H Photo, including the 70-200mm f2.8 FE GM OSS for $2600 and the 50mm f1.4 ZA FE T* for $1500. Also part of the seven are two teleconverters (1.4x, 2x), two wireless radios, and a multi-terminal cable. These are estimated to ship late July 2016.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 w/18-55 and 55-210 for $758 (PRIME ONLY!)

This surprise late night Prime Day Deal expired… This one sneaked in during the madness, but it is good until Wednesday at 3am ET, it is the Sony a6000 w/18-55 and 55-210 going for $758 with free shipping. This is good for Prime members only. It is 48% claimed as of Wednesday 12:18am ET, so it won’t likely sell out before the expiration time.

Sony a6000 w/18-55 & 50-210 for $950

It’s on a discounting cycle again, the Sony a6000 two lens kit, with the 18-55mm and 50-210mm lenses is back on sale again, going for $950 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For the speed-readers out there, this is the kit with the 18-55mm lens, not the 16-50mm…

32GB Sony SDHC C10 (up to 70MB/s) for $8 {limit 10}

If you like 32GB SDHC memory card, the “up to 70MB/sec” version of the Sony SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 U1, model SF32UY2, is on sale for $8 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten per customer.

Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS NEX E-Mount with $50 Gift Card and Filter Kit for $398

Prime your NEX E-mount APS-C engines! Adorama is offering a bundle centered on the Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS NEX E-Mount lens. For $398 with free shipping you get the standard Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS NEX E-Mount lens kit, along with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, a ProOptic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit a lens cap tether and the obligatory cleaning kit… Optionally (expand the yellow “Special Offers” area, you can value-meal add Photoshop Elements 14 for +$40…

(SOLD OUT) In-stock now: Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM for $2200

As of 6/21/16 PM re-check, this is currently out of stock… It’s an in-stock party, the Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2198 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

(SOLD OUT) Used Sony RX10 III for $1220

As of 6/20/16, this is sold out and not available. Used items have typically limited quantities…

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Sony RX10 II for $998

If of the many compacts with RAW it is the Sony RX10 II the one you want, it is on sale in new condition for $998 thanks to a $200 instant savings promotion at Abt Electronics. The shipping estimate is 7-14 business days. They are authorized online dealers.

Sony PZ 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount with $50 Gift Card and Filters and Extras for $1098

The PZ version of the Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and a 67mm digital essentials filter kit from ProOptic, along with a handful of other free accessories (lens case, tether, pen, cleaning kit) for the same price as other authorized dealers of $748 with free shipping at Adorama.

Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount with $50 Gift Card and Filters and Extras for $748

The Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and a 62mm digital essentials filter kit from ProOptic, along with a handful of other free accessories (pouch, tether, wrap, pen, cleaning kit) for the same price as other authorized dealers of $748 with free shipping at Adorama. This is the black color scheme, the non-PZ version of the lens. The PZ goes for four figures.

Sony Memory Card sale: 32GB SD for $10, 64GB SD for $15 {shipping depends}

B&H Photo also has a Sony Memory Card sale featuring 16 different products, a mix of SD*, microSD*, SRM and profeessional video storage options. Of SD* interest, the 32GB cards start at $10, the 64GB (up to 70MB/sec) for $15, the 256GB (up to 70MB/sec) for $80. Free shipping with an order of $49+.

32GB Sony XQD G Series (QDG32A/J) for $65

Some discounting on the XQD memory card front, the 32GB Sony XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s (model QDG32A/J) is on sale for $65 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer. This significantly “defeats” (in GB/$) the 64GB and 128GB versions which go for $150+ and $300+ respectively.

120 Sony Ultra H. Duty Carbon Zinc AA batteries for $27

If you are a fan of single use Carbon Zinc AA batteries, Adorama has a couple of offers on Sony Ultra Heavy Duty packs. The 120 Sony Ultra Heavy Duty Carbon Zinc AA batteries goes for $27, while the 80 Sony Ultra Heavy Duty Carbon Zinc AA batteries goes for $20. The 120-pack wins the batteries per dollar.

PS: these are delivered as multiples of 40s. The 80 count is two 40-packs, while the 120 count is three 40-packs. In case you want to split orders with friends and co-workers, this can be handy versus “counting batteries”.

YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) for $2400 with coupon

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion. I have no way of knowing how many people are eligible.

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion ~ I don’t want to repeat the whole post) and logged on to your eligible Amazon account, there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] for the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) [this is the lens page, everyone will see this].

The standard price for this lens is $3000. You add the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 (SAL70200G2) to your shopping cart, make sure your payment method is the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, and enter coupon code ARC20SPRING there. The price will drop by 20% in the right sidebar of the Amazon Checkout page, making it $2400 (rounded) with free shipping. This has to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

If it doesn’t, it means the promotion is not working, either because you are not eligible or you are using a different payment method or Amazon is not the actual seller or for other reason(s) that I am not aware of.

If all is well, it should look like this:

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Again, please note this is a YMMV type of an offer, I have no way of testing this at a grand scale. I tested with an account with the Chase VISA card, one without it, and not being logged on to Amazon.

IF you tried this and it worked or didn’t please let us know in the comments!

32GB Sony SDHC Class 10 for $8 [128GB for $35] {shipping depends}

B&H Photo is having a Sony SD* memory card sale that includes the 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDHC card (the up to 70MB/sec model) for $8. Limit 50 per customer. Shipping depends. If your order total (of these and any other items) is $49+, you get free expedited shipping. Otherwise you have to pay for shipping.

With the same shipping terms as above, the 128GB version (the up to 70MB/sec model) goes for $35.

Costco Members: Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm and Extras and $50 Costco Cash Card by Mail for $730

The Adorama Sony a6000 two-lens kit bundle expired but if you missed it or didn’t need Lightroom 6, or can’t wait for future deals, and you are a Costco member, they are offering the Sony a6000 two lens kit bundle (with 16-50mm and 55-210mm and bag and 32GB card and DVD learnings) along with a $50 Costco Cash Card by mail (four weeks after camera delivery) for $730 with free shipping. Lightroom 6 is NOT included with the Costco offer. The price is for members. If you are not a member, you have to pay a 5% surcharge. Limit three bundles per customer. Promotion ends 5/29/16.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 Kits with $50 Gift Card and Free Accessories (at $450 body, $600 w/16-50)

As of 5/16/16, the gift card offers are still there, but the prices of the a6000 kits jumped up…

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(ENDED) Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 and $50 Gift Card and Lightroom 6 for $746

As of 5/16/16 recheck, this tempting offer expired. The price is $1050 as of this check…

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16GB Sony UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) for $7 {shipping depends}

B&H Photo has a side dish doorbuster sale, the 16GB Sony UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) is on sale for $7 with a limit of 40 per shopping cart. This is the “up to 70MB/sec” model. “Side dish” because it doesn’t get free shipping on its own, but if your order total is $49 or more, then you get free expedited shipping on the whole order.

In-stock now: Sony FE Lenses: 50mm f1.8 and 70-300 f4.5-5.6

Two more Sony FE E-mount lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door from B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens for $250
+ Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens for $1200

For more in-stock action (it looks a very busy month), check the In-Stock Alerts here at this blog (there’s also a menu option up top in the blue bar), and also the Jon Snow resurrection of the Stock Status Tracker.

In-stock now: Sony RX10 III for $1500

For the boldly going early adopters, the third generation of the Sony RX10 1-inch superzoom (with its 24-600mm eq) is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door (or other address of choice) for its starting price of $1500 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

For more in-stock action (it looks a very busy month), check the In-Stock Alerts here at this blog (there’s also a menu option up top in the blue bar), and also the Jon Snow resurrection of the Stock Status Tracker.

Sony a6000 w/18-55 and 55-210 and Lightroom 6 and $50 Gift Card for $750

A potentially good “Getting Seriously Started with the Photography” kit is now available at Adorama for $750 with free expedited shipping. You get the Sony a6000 two lens kit with the 18-55mm and 55-210mm lenses, the Adobe Lightroom 6 software, and a $50 Adorama gift certificate. One could then use the $50 gift certificate to purchase other necessities for new photographers (tripod/monopod/etc).

Costco: Sony a6000 w/18-55 and 55-210 and Extras and $50 Costco Cash Card for $730

This Costco offer is open to all, but if you are not a member, you have to pay 5% premium over the listed prices. The Sony a6000 two lens kit with the 18-55mm and 55-210mm lenses and 32GB card and Learning DVD and Bag along with a $50 Costco Cash Card (via mail within four weeks of completed delivery) for $730. Promotion is good until 5/29/16. Limit three bundles per member.

PS: there’s also a competing offer at Adorama, coming in the next post.

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD w/$50 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A)

The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO lens is currently on sale for $500 with 10% promotional rewards (around $50 to be used in future B&H purchases) with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Nikon versions are VC (image stabilization), while the Sony Alpha Minolta A-mount is not. Offer ends 5/9/16.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Sony a6000 kits with $50 Gift Card and Extras

B&H Photo has a promotion bundling a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card along with either 4% promotional rewards or free accessories for a variety of the Sony a6000 kits. A total of 24 bundles are available. Some get free accessories, some get 4% rewards, some get both, some get neither. Check each individual listing of interest to see what is included. Offers end 5/8/16.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

72pk Sony Stamina Plus AA batteries for $16

If you are a fan of Sony Stamina AA single-use batteries, Groupon Goods is offering 72pks of Sony Stamina Plus AA or AAA single-use batteries for $16 per pack. That’s 4.5 batteries per dollar. You can select AA or AAA from the menu there. Limit five total sets per customer. Free shipping if your order total is $35+, so if you want free shipping, you need three of these, or a combination of these and other products that get you over $35. Their expiration is in 2024 per the listing.

Imported Sony a7S II body w/1yr seller warranty for $2400

The Sony a7S II body only goes for $3000 at authorized Sony USA dealers bundled with free items (eg free Lightroom 6 at Adorama).

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with grey-market products that get a 1-year warranty from the Seller, not the Manufacturer, among the latest Trending eBay Deals you can get the new condition imported grey-market Sony a7S II body only for $2400 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Sony USA. Limit five per customer. The seller is “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from Somerset, New Jersey).