Sony a7R Mark II body with FREE $200 Gift Card OR FREE Metabones EF adapter for $3200

The Sony a7r II body only goes for $3200 at authorized Sony dealers. As part of the Cyber Monday sale-a-brations, B&H Photo is offering you one FREE gift with it from a choice of two: either a $200 B&H Photo Gift Card or the Metabones T Smart Adapter Mark IV for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera. You also receive a free download of ON1 Effects 10.

After you add the camera to cart, a box pops up that shows you the free options. You select one of the two and proceed as usual. Annotated screenshot of that event right below.


Adorama beats the a6000 2-Lens Kit Black Friday offer with a better bundle

Adorama has now “defeated” the Sony a6000 2-lens Black Friday kit with a batter offer. You still pay $700, but you get the Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 and $50 Adorama gift certificate and extra Sony battery and extra Sony charger and 64GB Lexar SDXC card and screen protector.

While we are at Adorama, there’s another sale, the Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter With built in 16MP Still/Cine Camera has drooped to $300.

Hard Drive Offers continue but Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit Ended

The a6000 2-lens kit offer has ended as of late 11/28/15 re-check: To the Trending eBay Deals we go where we find BuyDig’s eBay Store offering the new condition Sony a6000 with 18-55 & 55-210 for $580 with free shipping. Four of the six color combinations have sold out, but two remain (silver body with either silver or black 55-210 lens). Limit five per customer. These are brand new with USA warranty. BuyDig (Beach Camera) is an authorized Sony dealer.

While strolling the eBay Cyber aisles (this phrase was resurrected from 1998), there storage offers are also trending:
+ 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 Portable External HDD for $70 by NewEgg on eBay (limit 5)
+ 240GB OCZ ARC 100 2.5″ SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ARC100-25SA for $60 by NewEgg on eBay (limit 5)
+ ended: + 2TB WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 for $65 by Adorama on eBay (limit 5)

UPDATE: so I’m not starting new eBay posts every 5 milliseconds, here’s some eBay Gift Card specials:
+ Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card via email (limit 4)
+ Pay $50, Get $60 in GameStop Cards via email (limit 4)

Internets Price-Match Black Friday Ads: Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit for $700

Another one of the Black Friday Ads is now price-matched by the internets. The Sony a6000 2-lens kit with the 18-55 and 55-210 lenses is going for $700 at Black Friday and it is now going for $700 at Amazon by Amazon itself (with free camera bag and 16GB Sony SD)… On the other hand, if you don’t need these particular lenses, the a6000 body only (with a number of free accessories) goes for $400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and $50 Gift Card and Extras for $550

The Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate along with a 64GB Lexar SDXC and 1yr Leaf spills-n-drops warranty for $550 at Adorama in the black A6000. The silver A6000 gets the $50 gift card too but receives a different set of freebies: Vivitar 3pc filter kit, 16GB Toshiba, cleaning kit, Slinger holster bag, and memory card case… You can see all options and bundles at Adorama here.

This kit was going for $680 last week, see the “Take Pictures With” segment of the Mirrorless Price Charts. Meanwhile the body only was going for $480 last week, but now…

… If you only need the body only kit, it goes for $400 (with some free accessories) at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Sony Cybershot WX350 for $200

The Sony Cybershot WX350, in either color scheme, is now down to $200 at authorized Sony dealers including B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama which includes a free case and a free bluetooth speaker.

(SOLD OUT) 5TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive (USB 3.0) with 200GB of Cloud Storage for $120

As of a 11/23/15 PM re-check, the 5TB Seagate is sold out and cannot be ordered at that price…

Speaking of storage related matters, the 64GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1/U3 SDXC, model SF64UZ/TQN, up to 95MB/s, is on sale for $38 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer.

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Sony a7 body drops to $1000 (plus two lenses on sale)

And now, 35mm full frame camera at the magical $1000 price point. The Sony a7 body only is now down to $1000 with free shipping at Adorama… This was going for $1100 last week (see 35mm Full Frame price charts)…

Speaking of Sony, a couple of their lenses are on sale as well. The FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS goes for $900 with free shipping, while the Carl Zeiss 24mm F/1.8 goes for $900 too but also earns a $36 promotional reward.

Weekly Fry’s Promo codes: Sony W710 for $60, refurb Pana ZS35 for $98, Vanguard, Lowepro, batteries, etc

Fry’s posted their weekly promo code offers for the week of November 15 through 21 in 2015. These are good when you use the unique promo code found in your Fry’s individual email newsletter subscription. It is free to sign-up… Of potential camera and photo interest:

+ Sony Cybershot W710 P&S for $60 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ back like a Seinfeld rerun, refurbished Panasonic ZS35 compact-zoom with case and card for $98 (limit 1)
+ Vivitar HD action cam for $28 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ VANGUARD ESPOD CX 203AGH 61″ MAX HEIGHT. PISTOL for $40 after $10 MIR (limit 1)
+ Lowepro TAHOE BP 150AW SLR BackPack Padded – Black for $50 (limit 1)
+ 64GB Toshiba microSD with SD adapter for $20 (limit 2; in-store only)
+ 4pk Sony AA Stamina rechargeables for $9 (limit 2; in-store only)
+ 4pk Tenergy AA single-use for $0.29 (limit 10)
+ various tech and storage options as usual

(ENDED) Sony SDXC, microSD, USB Flash drive sales (15 options)

These daily deals ended, but if you missed it, fear not, they typically have various SD/microSD/flashDrive specials throughout the holidays…

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PreOrders Accepted: Sony RX1 R II FF BSP for $3300

Pre-orders are now accepted for the Sony RX1 R II FF Big Sensor Prime (BSP) for its starting price of $3300 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself with a late November 2015 release estimate.

Best Buy In-Store specials on November 7 from 1-5pm (YMMV)

For the early season shoppers, Best Buy is planning to have a brick and mortar sale-a-bration on Saturday November 7 (2015) between 1-5pm local time at their stores. Some of the offers are teased on their website and include a $30 Best Buy Gift Card with the purchase of a Sony a5100 or a5000 kit, and a $40 Best Buy Gift card with the purchase of a GoPro Hero4 Session or Hero+ LCD action camera. The first 100 customers per store will receive an unspecified “free tech gift”. You can find out which ones of your local stores are participating by using the blue location box over there.

Sony a7S II + Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K + Extras for $17,000

From the $1 photo paper in the previous post, we now go to a $17,000 video bundle :) Adorama is offering a big Sony Video Bundle for $17,000 with free shipping. It is temporarily on backorder but you can order it now if you like the price. For that, you get the Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K PMW Series HD Camcorder, along with the Sony a7S II body only digital camera, the Sony DVFEL100 OLED Viewfinder for PMW-F5 & PMW-F55, the Sony PMW-F5 Software Upgrade for XAVC 4K and XAVC QFHD Recording and Playback, the Sony VCTFSA5 Shoulder Mount for PMW-F5, PMW-F55 Cameras, the BlackMagic Design Davinci Resolve, Correction Software V 10.1, and a Sony USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer… For comparison, the F5 on its own goes for $16,500 at authorized Sony dealers…

In-stock nao: Sony Alpha a7S II body for $3000

The Sony Alpha a7S II body only camera is now in-stock and ready to ship for $3000 (okay, $2998 but rounding is easier) at Adorama.

Sony NEX-FS100U Super 35mm Video Camera for $1600

The Sony NEX-FS100U Super 35mm video camera body only (takes E-mount lenses) is now down to $1600 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

While on the topic of video, also at Adorama, in-stock and ready to ship it is (obligatory Yoda-ish which I’m sure will be overly-done world-wide in the next few months) the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camcorder for $4200. This has a 13x Leica optical zoom fixed lens.

Ends 10/31/15: up to $250 Trade-In Bonus towards Sony a7* or FE lenses

Running until 10/31/15, Amazon has a Sony Trade-In Bonus Promotion that can be applied towards the purchase of select Sony a7* kits or FE lenses. The complete list of eligible cameras and lenses is shown over there.

The “bonus” part of the trade-in is this: in addition to the actual trade-in value of the camera gear you will send them in, you will also receive a promotional code that gets you $45 to $250 off the purchase of the aforementioned Sony a7* cameras or FE lenses. In general, the higher the price of the item, the bigger the promo code discount. For example, the a7S body only gets $250 off, while the 28mm f2 gets $45 off. You receive promo codes for all 17 eligible items. You can use each promo code once. Applies only to items sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers).

The workflow of this trade-in (based on the promotional page (I haven’t done this)) is this:

STEP #1: locate the camera(s) or lens(es) you want to trade-in. The promotional page has big pictures for eligible “Digital SLRs” or “Mirrorless Cameras” or “Lenses”. Once you hit one of those links, you will see eligible products. You don’t have to go through them page by page. The Amazon search box over there morphs into a trade-in search box, so it will only show you eligible items. So, for example, you don’t have to go through 500+ DSLR kits to see if yours is eligible.


STEP #2: select the camera you want to trade-in and follow the steps. It’s easy actually. You click the yellow “Trade-In” button and it shows you price ranges depending on the condition. Your trade-in amount will be adjusted if when they receive it, their evaluation of the item’s condition differs from your own. Even so, you have some control, you can pre-select whether you want them to return the item to you for free, or automatically accept the lower price. (if the price is higher, they’ll obviously give you a bigger trade-in amount). The trade-in amount will be sent to you in an Amazon Gift Card, not a cold-hard-cash check/cheque.

STEP #3: if you accept the offer, you ship your old camera/lens to Amazon for FREE using their printable shipment labels. About 7-10 business days after, you will receive via e-mail the promotional codes that go towards the purchase of Sony a7* or FE lenses. The promotional codes are pre-determined amounts ($45 to $250) depending on which Sony item you buy in the future. These amounts are not linked to the value of your old used traded-in gear.

STEP #4: after your old used trade-in gear is received by Amazon, and their condition evaluated, you will receive an email with their findings, and if accepted by them, you will receive your trade-in value in an Amazon electronic gift card (this is a never-expiring Amazon gift card, not a promotional code).

STEP #5: you can use both the promotional bonus codes ($45 to $250) and your trade-in gift card towards the purchase of a Sony camera or FE lens. This is optional. You don’t have to buy anything. But obviously you can’t undo the trade-in once it is submitted and accepted by Amazon and it survives your “lower condition” conditional choice in Step #2.

STEP #6: as you can see, I can only write short posts or sprawling posts, there’s no middle ground :)

DEADLINES: The promotion expires 10/31/15. The promo codes expire 11/7/15.

(ENDED) Friday: Sony VCT-R100 Tripod for $18 (B&M), etc

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Sony RX100 II + Sony Jacket Case + 16GB card + 1yr NewLeaf Spills/Drops for $500

If of the four Sony RX100 digital cameras it is the Mark II (RX100 II) the one you want, Adorama has created a Sony RX100 II bundle for $500 with free shipping. You receive the standard RX100 II camera kit, the official Sony LCJ-RXF Premium Leather-Like Jacket Case, a 16GB Toshiba microSD card (with full-size SD adapter), and 2% promotional rewards (= $10). These are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running.

But that’s not all! If you are willing to lift a finger, you can also get this for FREE: Look for the “Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $160!” option, next to the yellow “Special Offer”. Locate the “Free Gift” tab, and you will notice a NewLeaf 1 Year Drops-n-Spills Extra Protection. Click on the blue “Add to Bundle” and then the green “Add Bundle to Cart” and proceed to checkout.

(SOLD OUT) Sony a6000 with 16-50 (Dented Box) for $500

This eBay promotion ended as of a 10/20/15 recheck… For future specials, stay tuned to the eBay Deals

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Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for Alpha a5000 and a5100 for $14 w/free S&H

For Sony Alpha a5100 and a5000 owners, Adorama is offering the Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for $14 with free shipping. This is an official Sony product, custom-made to fit the aforementioned cameras.

In-stock nao: Sony a7S II body for $3000 [updated]

It is Friday 10/16/15 in the East Coast. If you had been waiting for the brand new Sony Alpha a7S II body only kit, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $3000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.

Shipping November 5: Sony RX1 R II FF BSP for $3300

Sony’s taking a page from the Apple book by separating (in time) the announcement from the ordering. Officially it is for Big Sensor Prime fans, the Sony RX1 R II with a starting price of $3300 and a 42mp full frame Exmor R sensor BSI CMOS (once upon a time Sony’s own people said BSI technology was best suited to make the most out of 1/2.x” sensors – ha!), and 35mm f2 Zeiss lens. Pre-orders are not accepted yet, but the camera has a page with specs and details at B&H Photo which says “Item will be available for purchase on Thu, Nov 5 8AM”.

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page.

Pre-order Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 (E-mount) for $1500

Prime time for E-mount photographers from Zeiss. Their brand new Loxia 21mm f2.8 is now available for pre-order for $1500 at B&H Photo. Release estimate is mid-December 2015… This has been added to the New Lenses of 2015 Tracking page

Sony a6000 with 16-50 & 55-210 & HVL-F32M Flash & $50 Gift Card & 64GB SD & Filters & NewLeaf for $900

If you are interested in a Sony a6000 really-getting-started-with type of a bundle, Adorama has another Sony a6000 bundle for $900 with free shipping. This includes:

  • Sony a6000 with 16-50mm lens
  • Sony 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 OSS lens
  • Sony HVL-F32M TTL External Flash
  • $50 Adorama Gift Certificate
  • 64GB Lexar C10 SDXC card
  • Pro Optic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • 1-year New Leaf Spills-n-Drops warranty
  • no coupons, no rebates, just add to cart

Sony a6000 w/16-50mm & $50 Gift Card & 64GB Lexar & NewLeaf for $650

If you are interested in a Sony a6ooo “take pictures with” kit, Adorama has created a Sony a6000 w/16-50mm bundle for $650. For that, you get the aforementioned kit plus a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate (to be used in future orders), a 64GB Lexar Class 10 SDXC card, and a 1-year NewLeaf Spills-n-Drops warranty.

32GB Sony QDS32/T XQD S Series Memory Card for $100

The 32GB Sony QDS32/T XQD S Series Memory Card (yes, XQD is a real thing!) is currently on sale for a limited time for $100 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Sony a7R II body + Manfrotto MKBFRA4LBH BeFree Tripod + Zoom Microphone + more for $3200

If you are interested in the Sony a7r II body-only, and you do not object to get a boatload of extra accessories, for $3200 with free shipping, Amazon has created a a7r II bundle that includes:

  • Manfrotto MKBFRA4LBH BeFree Compact Aluminum Travel Tripod Blue
  • Sony ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone (Black)
  • Sony 32GB Class 10 UHS-1/U3 SDHC up to 94MB/s Memory Card (SF32UX2/TQ)[NEWEST VERSION]
  • Sony LCSBP2 3 way Style Flexible Carrying Case for Sony Alpha (Back)
  • Sony PCKLM15 LCD Protector for DSC-RX1 (Black)

Simply add to cart and proceed to checkout. No coupons, no rebates. The price at checkout will be $3200 (plus whatever taxes are applicable).

Sony Cybershot W800 for $88

The Sony Cybershot W800 P&S digital camera is currently on sale for $88 with free shipping at B&H Photo (black or silver color schemes) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (black only).

Imported Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) w/3yr warranty for $1132

The Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) currently goes for $1500 in new condition at authorized Sony dealers (such as Adorama and Amazon) but if you are comfortable with imported gear…

… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, the GetItDigital eBay store (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) for $1132 with free shipping. A three year warranty is included by the seller GetItDigital, not by Sony USA. Limit three per customer.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 body only drops to $450 again

As of a 10/8/15 recheck, the price is back up to $500… The discount is back, the Sony a6000 body only is down to $450 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself, with a shipping estimate of 3-5 weeks. This is not part of the lightning deals, so I have no clue how long it will last.

(ENDED) Sony DSC-QX10/B Smartphone Attachable 4.45-44.5mm Lens-Style Camera for $100 (ends 3pm ET)

This offer ended…
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Sony a6000 body only drops to $500 at multiple authorized dealers

Last week the Sony a6000 body went on sale for $450 for a short time at Amazon, while its regular price was $550. This week, the “official” price has now dropped to $500 at various authorized Sony retailers that include a variety of freebies at BuyDig and Adorama and B&H Photo. The price is $500 at Amazon itself and others at Amazon but no freebies there.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 body only for $450

As of a 10:40pm ET re-check, the price returned to $550… The Sony a6000 body only is on sale for $450 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Shipping estimate 3-5 weeks. Limit ten per customer.

(ENDED) Friday Fry’s Promo codes: Sony VCTR100 Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $20 (B&M only), etc

These daily promo code offers expired…

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Open-box Sony a7R II body with 1yr warranty for $3000 (was $2700)

UPDATE (9/30/15 PM): as of this check, the price jumped from $2700 to $3000…

Flagship action too at the eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony reseller) is offering the open-box Sony A7R II body only with a one year Sony warranty for $3000 [was $2700] with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

The description there has it as “New-Other” condition with this explanation:

“This item includes all original packaging and comes with a full 1 Year Sony USA Warranty. Box was opened and simply not able to be sold as Brand New”

At new condition, this goes for $3200 at authorized retailers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon.

Trade-In Bonus of up to $250 towards Sony a7 series cameras or full frame E-lenses

Adorama is running another Trade-In Promotion good until 10/31/15. You trade-in one digital interchangeable-lens camera or lens, and receive a trade-in bonus of up to $250, in addition to the trade-in value of your gear. The trade-in bonus can be used towards the purchase of a new Sony a7 series digital camera or full frame E-mount.

Per the short instructions there, you fill in the short form on their website. Then they give you a trade-in code. You use that towards the purchase the a7 series camera or FF E-mount lens of your choice. In parallel, you send them your old camera/lens you agreed to trade-in.

Sony Lens Instant Savings with 4% rewards (18 options)

There are eighteen Sony lenses (E-mount, A-mount) participating in the latest Instant Savings, and they also get 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo where you can find them all nicely organized.

Lexar and Sony Memory Card sale (27 options)

B&H Photo has a sale on select memory card products from Lexar (8 options, SD*, CF, reader, flash drives) and Sony (19 options, SD*, microSD*).

Pre-orders accepted nao for Sony a7S II for $3000

It’s Thursday 9/17/15, and among many other things, this means authorized Sony dealers are now allowed to accept pre-orders for the all new Sony a7S II E-mount full framer for $3000. You can do so at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. The release estimate is October 16 (2015).

This expired: Speaking of B&H Photo, their current deal of the day (ends by Thur 11:59pm ET) are the old school AKG K240 Studio headphones for $50 with free shipping.

(ENDED) 256GB Sony SDXC C10 (up to 70MB/s) for $93 (ends 3pm ET)

This particular lightning deal ended, but Sony SDXC cards are recurring “guests” at the Amazon Gold Box deals, so they should return at unspecific/unknown dates in the future…

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