Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with 4% Rewards or Free Accessories for $699 [E/X]

Twitter is not the only thing that tweets. Zeiss does too and their Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 lens is on sale for $699 with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or with free lens-y accessories (filter, tether, cleaning kit) at Adorama.

Accessory Bundles (charger, battery, card) for Various Canon, Nikon, Sony Cameras

Adorama is having an Accessories Bundle Sale for various popular digital cameras from Canon, Nikon and Sony. The bundles typically include charger, battery/ies and/or memory cards and/or cleaning kits and/or Etc. They vary by camera. Note that cameras are NOT included with these bundles. The accessories are for a mix of new (D5, M3, etc) and older cameras (Df, D3300, SL1, A99, RX-series, etc). A total of 40 bundles are available there, use the arrow widgets to see them all.

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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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.

Preorder new Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens for $900 to $950

It’s a season of primes these days, and here comes another one available for pre-order in the Sony E-mount, C-mount and Micro Four Thirds, it is the Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Lens going for $900 to $950 depending on mount and focus distance markings (meters or feet) at B&H Photo. This is not a full frame lens.

In-stock now: Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 with $60 rewards for $1500 (E-mount)

Hot on the heels of the Zeiss Batis arrivals, B&H Photo has another Zeiss e-mount lens in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount for $1500 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (around $60).

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.

In-stock: Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III Lens for Sony E

Prime time for Sony E-mount photographers, the Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III Lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of in-stock-related-matters, the Stock Status Tracker is back covering some of the upcoming DSLRs. You can also keep up with in-stock alerts using the In-Stock ALERT! category here at this blog.

In-stock now: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 and 85mm f1.8 (FF E-mount)

This is the first of three in-stock alerts from B&H Photo, don’t bat an eye, you may miss them (I think I have exceeded my quota of bat/Batis jokes for this year).

Two new Zeiss Batis E-mount lenses are now in-stock at B&H Photo, and they come with 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future B&H purchases). It is the Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for $1200 and the Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $1300. This is full frame E-mount.

For more action, check the latest B&H 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).

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC for $280 with coupon (C/A/P/E)

Sometimes the initials of camera mounts make up a real word. A cape. You can wear a cape and be a prime superhero with the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC on sale for $280 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo with coupon code MOMDAY16 in the Canon EF, Sony Alpha SLR A-mount, Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount. These are manual focus lenses.

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).

Five Rokinon Xeen Cine T-Primes for $10,000 [C/N/PL/E/m43]

For the price of a used Honda Civic (not fact-checked with the Blue Book) you can get a five-pack of Rokinon Xeen Cine lenses for $9,995 with free shipping from Adorama. The 5-packs are available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, the PL-mount and the Sony E and M43rds mirrorless systems. The lenses are the 14mm T3.1, and four T1.5s, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. The lenses go for $2500 on their own.

Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime 4-Lens Bundle (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 [C/N/A/E/m43]

There’s enough lenses in this bundle to justify a YouTube “Haul video” 🙂 Four Rokinon Cine DS primes are bundled together for $1900 (technically $1896) with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony SLR mounts and Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mirrornyet mounts… The four lenses are all T1.5, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm… No coupon is needed for this particular offer, but like many of the B&H NAB specials they expire on 4/21/16…

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS for $450 with Coupon (C/N/A/E/M43)

The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS lens is on sale for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code BHNAB16 at checkout. It is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A SLR mounts and M43rds and Sony E mirrornyet mounts… This coupon, like many of the B&H NAB specials expires on 4/21/16…

Sony a6300 w/16-50 and $100 Gift Card for $1200

The Sony a6300 with the 16-50mm lens goes for $1200 at authorized Sony USA dealers, but for a limited time, you can get it with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card included at B&H Photo… This is one of their many NAB Trade Show Specials

Sony a6000 kits at MAP prices with $50 Gift Card included

Sony a6000 kits are selling at MAP prices at authorized dealers, $550 body only, $700 with 16-50mm, $900 with 16-50 and 50-210. But retailers can offer free items with purchase, so if you are a regular Adorama customer or do not object to becoming one, they are offering $50 Adorama Gift Cards with the purchase of select Sony a6000 kits, namely the white a6000 body only and the a6000 with 16-50mm kits (black, silver, white)…

If you prefer a boatload of free accessories instead of a $50 gift card, peruse the aforelinked listings to see if there’s any combination you find interesting…

The two lens kit does not get a $50 gift card, but the black two-lens kit includes the Lightroom 6 software…

No coupon, no rebate, the free items shown in the individual product listings are included automatically by Adorama while these promotions are running…

PS: the original post was a giant bloby paragraph, it’s now broken up for readability/skimmability…

Pre-order new Zeiss 18mm f2.8 Batis (E-mount) for $1499

If you bat an E-ye (bad pun, even by bad pun standards?) you may miss a new Batis lens. Zeiss has a new Batis E-mount full frame lens available for pre-order, it is a 18mm f2.8 with a pre-order price of $1499 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the tracking list of potentially interesting and curious Cameras and Lenses of 2016

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS with $100 Gift Card for $1250 [or $1000 Grey Market]

Choices are nice to have! If you are interested in the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS lens, aka the SEL1635Z, there are two offers running, one authorized USA dealer, one imported at a lower price with a seller’s warranty.

The authorized dealer promotion is the lens for $1250 with a $100 Adorama Gift Certificate included at Adorama.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses that are covered by a seller’s warranty (instead of a Sony USA warranty), to the eBay Deals we go, where frequent grey-market eBay seller Get It Digital (99.4%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market lens for $1000 with a 1-year warranty from the seller.

Speaking of eBay, the main deal there is a blockbuster doorbuster by Target’s eBay store, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens BluRay Set (BluRay and DVD and Digital HD copy) for $17 with free shipping and free returns, with a limit of three per Jedi. Fans of the Dark Side will just create more eBay accounts and get more 😉

Sony Alpha Lens Instant Savings (both DSLR and MirrorNyets)

Another round of manufacturer initiated instant savings promotion (the main form of discounting current prices in the MAP era) is out, this time featuring various Sony Alpha lenses (both DSLR and mirrorless), and you can see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo. This is an “ever scrolling” type of a page, keep clicking the orange “Load More” button to see more options.

Hasselblad LF 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OSS (E mount) for $149 plus Shipping

IF you like Hasselblad-branded products for your Sony E-mount mirrorless APS-C cameras, the Hasselblad LF 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OSS is currently on sale for $149 plus shipping at B&H Photo.

In-stock nao: Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary for $339 (Sony E)

We continue this seemingly never-ending In-Stock Alert Wave with the Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for the Sony E-mount, in-stock for $339 with free shipping at B&H Photo… The M43rds version is in pre-order state with a mid-April release estimate…

Pre-order Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter (Canon EF or Sigma SA Lenses to Sony E bodies)

If you have Canon EF lenses or Sigma SA lenses and you would like to use them on your Sony E-mount camera bodies, Sigma has a new mount converter adapter, the MC-11 available for pre-order for $249 each at B&H Photo with a mid-April release estimate.

Pre-order 3/31/16: Sony 50mm f1.8 FE and 70-300 f4.5-5.6 G OSS FE

Sony has two new FE E-mount full frame lenses that will also become available for pre-ordering/purchase on March 31st in 2016. One prime, one zoom. The prime is the 50mm f1.8 for $248, and the zoom is the 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G OSS FE for $1198. You can see their specs and pre-order pre-details at B&H Photo… These too have been added to the new of New Lenses in 2016 tracking page…

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with Extras for $699 (Fuji X, Sony E)

The Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 lens is on sale for $699 with free shipping and free extras as follows:

+ Fuji X: 4% rewards ($28~) OR free accessories (UV filter, tether, cleaning)

+ Sony E: free accessories (UV filter, tether, cleaning)

Pre-order Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III (Sony E) for $800

Prime your wallets with a new prime lens for the Sony E-mount, it is the Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III available for pre-order for $800 with an end of March release estimate at B&H Photo.

In-stock nao: Sony a6300 with 16-50mm

The Tall Ships from Japan are delivering supplies of the brand new Sony a6300 mirrorless camera. As of the time of writing, the a6300 with 16-50mm option is in-stock and ready to ship for $1148 at B&H Photo. The other kits are not here yet.

Rokinon Cine Lens Sale (18 options) [various mounts]

Also part of the WPPI festivities, B&H Photo has a sale on 18 Rokinon Cine Lenses of different SLR and Mirrorless mounts. The sale includes the “T1.5 Prime Bundle” (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1900 in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, and M43rds mounts. Sale ends 3/10/16.

Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Lightroom 6 for $846 [OR other free extras]

Bundle up time for the E-mount! Adorama is offering a Sony a6000 bundle with the 16-50 and 55-210 lenses and the Adobe Lightroom 6 software (stand-alone, not cloud), all together for $846 with free shipping.

If you don’t want/need Lightroom 6, for the same price and same two lenses, you can get free accessories in the black kit (extra Sony batter, extra Sony charger, Sony screen protector, 64GB Lexar SDXC) and in the silver kit (same free accessories).

On the other hand, if you are fond of certified refurbished, and don’t need any of the aforementioned bonus items, you can get the Sony a6000 two-lens kit for $680 with free shipping by Secondipity thru Amazon. The page there says this will ship by Ground Transportation, so it will not arrive as fast as Prime items typically arrive.

Pre-order new Sigma MC-11 E-mount Converters for $249 (Sigma Canon OR Sigma Sigma Lenses)

I forgot to include this one in the Sigma block below, so here it comes on its own. If you have Sony E-mount cameras, and also Canon or Sigma SLR lenses, this new Sigma MC-11 E-mount converter allows you to mount Sigma Global Vision lenses (Canon EF or Sigma SA) to Sony E-mount camera bodies. This critter is available for pre-order for $249 for either Sigma Canon EF Mount Lenses or Sigma SA Mount Lenses.

Pre-order Sigma 30mm f1.4 DN DC for $339 [m43, E]

It’s not just Mobile World Congress in Barcelona [Travel Tip: do not wear Real Madrid t-shirts while in Barcelona!], there’s also the Japanese CP Plus happening at this time of the year [see Trade Show Calendar] and with it it brings lots of new camera gear.

We start with Shiguma, they have a new “mirrorless” DN prime lens, it is part of the Contemporary series, it is the 30mm f1.4 DC DN with a pre-order price of $339 and available in the following options:

+ Micro Four Thirds: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Sony E-mount: Adorama and B&H Photo

In-Stock for $98: Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter

The Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter is currently in-stock and ready to ship for $98 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… The shipping estimate is 2-5 weeks at Amazon, so if you want to receive in a more predictable fashion, B&H has it in-stock nao…

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:

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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.