Pre-order new Sony f2.8 ZA lenses: 16-35 and 24-70

The new gear party is not over yet. Sony full frame A-mount photographers must needs hide their wallets! Sony announced two new professional f2.8 lenses. The 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2100, and the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2250. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2015. (VS as in Vario-Sonnar).

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama.

Sony a3000 w/18-55 and PE12 for $240

More bundle offers from, this one requires the full add to cart and login and proceed to the final step before finalizing the order (in order to see the sale price). They are offering the Sony A3000 w/18-55 and Elements 12 (Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12) for $240 with free shipping. Offer ends by 4/12/15. No coupon needed but you must add to cart and proceed all the way to final checkout step before you can see the discount.

Sony a3000 w/18-55mm for $250 (limit 2) [or $200 refurbished]

On the entry-point of the Sony NEX E-mirrorless system, the new condition Sony Alpha a3000 with the 18-55mm kit lens is on sale for $250 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

UPDATE: alternately, it is offered in manufacturer refurbished condition for $200 with free shipping by Secondipity thru Amazon. Thanks to S.W. Anderson for the alert in the comments!

64GB Sony SDXC (up to 94MB/s) for $30 w/free S&H [also Lexar USB flash drive sale]

BuyDig has a computing solutions sale that includes the 64GB Sony SDXC I (up to 94MB/sec) for $30 with free shipping. This is model SF64UX/TQN. You can buy as many as you like. Sale ends by 4/5/15 or earlier if sold out.

Also part of this sale is a 2-Pack of 8GB Lexar USB Flash Drives for $9 with free shipping. In parallel, they have a 2-Pack of 32GB Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn 32GB Flash Drives for $23 with free shipping. I don’t know if these are USB 2.0 or 3.0. You can buy as many as you like of either one. Offer ends 4/5/15 or earlier if sold out.

Separately, you can use coupon code DIG5 to get $5 off an order of $99+ from the Blowout Sale page. This coupon ends 3/31/15 unless extended.

(ENDED) Tuesday: Refurbished Sony HX50v for $160

This daily deal expired but it is recurring at various sellers… This started at 4pm ET on Tuesday, a limited time sale on the refurbished Sony HX50v compact-zoom (30x optical), for $160 with free shipping by Secondipity thru NewEgg. The price before the sale goes live is $180. The sale will end by Wedn 3am ET (or earlier if sold out).

Sony a7 with various freebies for $1200 (body) to $1500 (w/28-70)

Adorama is offering various Sony a7 kits with freebies. The body only kits go for $1200 and include free battery grip (VG-C1EM), free leather case (LCS-ELCA) and either the Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone or Lowepro holster case and such. Similar bundles are also offered for the a7 with 28-70mm FE lens for $1500.

The freebies are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running, there’s no coupon, no rebate.

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Pre-order six new Sony E-mount lenses and converters

Sony has just announced four new E-mount lenses and four converter lenses, headlined by the 35mm f1.4 ZA Zeiss ($1600) and the 90mm f2.8 OSS G macro ($1100), along with the 24mm f2 prime ($450), and the 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS ($1000), along with four converters for various primes lenses. You can find them all available for pre-order at Adorama.