This daily deal confusion ended, thank The Seven!…
The Sony a6000 with 16-50mm goes for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with not-new, there are a couple of options floating on the internets right now:
One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.
More B&H action, this is a round-up of the current Lens Instant Savings promotions running:
+ Canon SLR Lenses and flashes (21 lenses, 2 flashes)
+ Nikon SLR Lenses (8 lenses)
+ Sony SLR and Mirrorless Lenses (many options)
+ Pentax SLR Lenses (36 options)
+ Sigma SLR Lenses (186 options) – use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout for more discounting for the Sigmas
If you are comfortable with open-box lenses, Best Buy currently has the open box Sony 28mm f2 FE lens for $364 with free shipping. Their description is as follows: “Returned, used as display model in store, or opened due to packaging damage but remains in like-new condition.” You can locate open-box options on the top line, between the product name and price box (annotated screesnot crop below):
The new condition price at authorized dealers is $450. Some retailers offer extra free accessories with it at $450, making the decision more difficult. For example, Adorama includes a 3-filter kit, lens pouch, lens wrap, cleaning kit, and Corel software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7).
Rokinon has revealed a trio of new T1.5 prime lenses under the Xeen name, the 24mm, 50mm and 85mm, available in five mounts: Canon and Nikon (SLR), PL-mount, Sony E-Mount, and Micro Four Thirds. All of the lenses go for $2500 each and are available for pre-order at B&H Photo as follows: 24mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.
UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama in four of the five mounts (Nikon not listed at the moment).
PS: you can find these added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page.
Back to the eBay Deals where GetItDigital (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported (grey market) Sony a7S body only for $1800 with free shipping, with the usual limit of five per customer. The main picture has the a7 box, while the rest of the listing talks about the a7s. That and the unusual look of the box in the listings perhaps causing people to not buy it. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller GetItDigital, not from Sony USA.
The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD UMC Fisheye CS II with Removable Hood for the Sony E-mount is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. Offer ends 8/10/15 or earlier if sold out.
Also at Adorama, good for a limited time only (ends 7/31/15), you can get the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Manual Focus Lens with Removable Hood for Nikon SLRs for $215 with free shipping.
This sold out shortly after posting it…
With a mid July release estimate, the new Samyang 100mm f2.8 macro lens for the Sony E-mount is now available for pre-order for $550 at B&H Photo.
The new Sony cameras announced last week (see New Cameras of 2015 tracking page) are now available for actual ordering. Maybe Sony thought an extra week would help build hype? Regardless, they are now ready for ordering:
Are you …sure you are interested in Camera Audio? If so, Adorama is including the …Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone for FREE with the Sony a7 and a7 II kits. The a7 II also gets a free Sony camera bag. The prices are the usual, $1000 for a7 body, $1300 w/28-70, $1700 for a7 ii body, and $2000 w/28-70. The Shure mic (goes for $200 on its own) will be included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running.
Adorama is offering the Sony a7S body only along with the 7″ Atomos Shotgun 4K HDMI & 12G-SDI Monitor & Recorder and Sony active sling bag (LCS-ASB1) for $4493 with free shipping. No coupons/rebates.
Video may have killed the radio star, but you can’t really have video without audio. With that as semi-unnecessary preface, here’s an audio + video sale. Adorama is bundling the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with these 11 digital camera kits (Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, D810, Panasonic GH4, and Sony a7r and a7s).
Back to the eBay Deals, if you are looking for a getting NEXstarted kit, BuyDig (authorized Sony dealer) is offering this Sony a6000 super bundle for $750 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer:
+ Sony a6000 with 16-50mm kit
+ Sony 50-210mm lens (SEL55210)
+ $50 prepaid VISA gift card (delivered separately)
+ Photoshop Elements/Premier Elements 12 MAC / PC (bundle package)
The new hit single by Vanilla Ice is “Zeiss Zeiss baby” 😉 Now that you can’t un-hear that line, Zeiss announced two new lenses in the Batis line, that continue the computerization trend of camera gear, they have a built-in OLED display on the lens barrel that show important lens-y information for the photographer.
The first two lenses in the line are for the Sony NEX e-mount and they are available for pre-order as follows:
This daily offer expired…
More bundle offers from BuyDig.com, 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.
The black Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50mm is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per customer. This is not a lightning deal.
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!