The Sony a6500 [which I forgot to include in the original Mirrorless Price Chart but was added in the revised edition thanks to corrections from our readers] with 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS PZ goes for $1500 at the Best Buy “Black Friday” but their offer has been “defeated” by B&H Photo which includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, an extra Watson battery and a Shoulder Bag for the same price, versus Best Buy’s only one free accessory (a basic Sony-branded camera case).
We have a bit of a mini theme, a trio of lens adapters and converters of sorts. We start with the ones that using magic (or mayhaps science) to offer autofocusing. It is a sale on two Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 each. These allow you to connect a Nikon F or Canon EF lens to a Sony E-mount camera. Check specs and reviews and forums if you are not familiar with the trade-offs of these. This is a limited time promotion (I do not know when it expires).
This lightning deal expired but Rokinon lenses are recurring at the Gold Box, so I’m sure more of them will return at unspecified points in time in the future…
Oops, this one was hidden in the convoluted way Amazon product pages with multiple options are presented. Also good until 2:15am ET on Saturday is the Sony E mount version of the Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-NEX 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC Full Frame Cine Wide Angle Lens for Sony E for $240 with free shipping.
This lightning deal expired, and it was very close to selling out completely right before it expired…
This Prime-Day offer expired…
We have another serious lens in the Prime Day Lightning Deals, ending by 11:19pm ET on Tuesday, the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount going for $489 with free shipping. The price before the sale is $659. This is only available for the Sony E system. Yes, this is an Auto Focus lens, a miracle of modern Rokinon engineering 🙂
This offer ended…
Another one of today’s busy Lightning Deals of the Amazon Gold Box is currently live, good until 2:05pm ET today, the Samyang SY12M-E-BK 12mm F2.0 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Sony E is on lightning deal for $254~ in the silver color scheme. The listing for the black color scheme appears to be confused (most likely sold out) in terms of the lightning deal offer. The price before the sale was $319 last night.
This offer ended…
The Gold Box widget had pointed to the Canon EF version of the Rokinon 135mm f2 lens when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule last night, but now that the promotion has gone live, it turns out it is ONLY the Sony E-mount version that is a lightning deal, going for $375 with free shipping until 2:05pm ET today! Since it is “hidden” like that from Gold Box viewers, it has no chances of selling out before its expiration 🙂
The Rokinon Lens Coupon Party continues with the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 at Amazon. After the clip-on coupon is factored in, the prices drop to $207 in Pentax K, $232 in Canon and Fuji X, and M43rds, and $240 in Sony A and Sony E and Olympus Four Thirds, and $263 in Canon AE and Nikon AE.
The Nikon and Samsung NX options are sold out and cannot be ordered. Offer expires 7/11/17 PM (or earlier for any options that sell out and cannot be ordered).
More clip-on lens coupon action at Amazon, it is the Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 lens dropping 20% off its current price when you clip-on the coupon. This must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. After the coupon is factored it, the prices drop to $375 in Four Thirds (yes, the DSLR system), $391 in Fuji X, $400 in Micro Four Thirds, and $440 in Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and the Sony E system. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.
The Rokinon Lens Coupon party continues at Amazon with another 20% off clip-on coupon for the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Sony E) dropping from $300 to $240 after the clip-on coupon. Per the shopping cart, this is restricted to Prime members. The restriction is on the purchase of the lens, which obviously blocks the use of the coupon for non-Prime members. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.
Also eligible for this 20% off clip-on coupon is the Canon DSLR version dropping from $300 to $240. Same expiration date.
The Rokinon coupon party continues. This clip-on coupon is a 20% off the current price of this Rokinon lens, which must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It is the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine lens dropping for the Nikon to $320, for the M43rds to $342, and for the Canon F and Sony E to $400. Coupon expires 7/11/17.
Speaking of FE lenses, another one is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G going for $1698 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Maybe they were fans of Rocky, so they named themselves Rokinon (probably not?). Regardless, their new Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for the Sony E-system is in-stock and ready to ship for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, AF means what it means, Rokinon has discovered Auto Focusing technology 🙂
For more action, check their Featured Sales…
The Sony a5000 is on its way out, but if of all the Sony E-system cameras, it is this the one you want, it is currently on sale, with the 16-50mm lens, in the black color scheme, for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
The Cylon DSLR Resurrection must be in orbit, hiding on the dark side of the moon, because the good old Sony a99V body only SLT dSLR has re-materialized at Amazon by Amazon itself in “temporarily out of stock” status. This is of interest only to those who may have been specifically hunting for this particular camera in new condition. It is a 2012 model.
PS: this post may appear random and out of the blue ~ there is a reason for it ~ this camera surfaced while I was price-checking cameras for the upcoming July 2017 edition of the “Price Charts” 🙂
We haven’t mentioned this milestone on this blog yet, but thanks to a $50 instant savings promotion, we officially have a 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in new condition at authorized dealers going for under $1000. It is the Sony a7 body only (first generation), going for $948 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and at B&H Photo and Adorama.
Speaking of video related matters, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime bundle is on sale until 6/30/17 at B&H Photo with sale prices varying by mount. The Nikon F goes for $1749, M43rds go for $1799, the Canon EF and Sony E go for $1899.
The bundle consists of these four T1.5 Cine Rokinon lenses: the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.
Lenses can have baby, and once they start doing so, they start multiplying like bunnies. Which brings us to a new Lensbunny, oops, I mean, Lensbaby, it is the Velvet 85mm f1.8 with a pre-order price of $500 and available in eight different systems, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, and …Samsung NX.
For a limited time, Adorama has a quartet of Rokinon lenses on sale as follows. The very specific mount options of each lens are on sale, not all mount options for each lens.
+ Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount for $420
+ Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens in Nikon Mount for $350
+ Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Manual Focus Lens for Sony E Mount in Silver for $350
+ Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Focus for Olympus E Series DSLRs for $300
+ this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens
Good until Monday 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is running an SLR Magic lens sale for the E-mount including the SLR Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 Lens for $279 with free expedited shipping.
On the same listing you will also find that the SLR Magic Cine 75mm f/1.4 FE Lens is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping.
This is an interesting mix of an advanced APS-C camera with two kit lenses, but if you have use for them or plan to gift/sell/trade the lens(es) you don’t need, this is a value play. “This” being the Sony a6500 bundled with the 16-50mm and 50-210mm lenses, along with three free extras, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, a free Watson extra battery, and a free Ruggard shoulder bag, all together going for $1594 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
If of all the Sony mirrorless APS-C cameras it is the A5000 with the 16-50mm the one you want, in new condition, you can get in the black or silver color schemes for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a free Watson additional battery included. The white color scheme goes for the same price but does not include a free Watson battery.
Accessories time! If you are interested in the Sony a6500 with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, it is bundled with a variety of accessories for $1594 with free shipping as follows:
At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, a Watson extra battery, and a Ruggard shoulder bag.
At Amazon, sold and shipped by Focus Camera (but at Prime-like speed for Prime members) you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, two Wasabi batteries (do not eat!), a 3rd-party two-slot charger, a Tiffen UV filter, and a Focus Camera branded bag with trinkety accessories inside (cleaning kit, card reader, etc).
PS: the Adorama website is currently down so I can’t check there.
More B&H action, this time it is a Rokinon Lens Instant savings sale featuring 16 different options in various mounts as follows:
+ 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS for $319 in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji X, M43 Sony E
+ 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS fro $349 in Pentax K, Samsung NX (!), Fuji X, M43, Canon
+ Nikon version for $399
+ 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift ED AS UMC for $679 in Sony E, Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ they also earn 2% promotional rewards
UPDATE: the live recording of this class ended…
Streaming LIVE today for FREE is a “Sony a6500 Fast Start” class with John Greengo at CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes. While the class is recording live, it is FREE to watch for all.
You can page further down the page to see other upcoming free-streaming classes. Of camera interest, there is a Nikon D5600 Fast Start class starting June 7, a Canon 77D Fast Start on July 6, and a D-Rebel T7i Fast Start on July 7. You can also filter the upcoming classes by clicking on the gray horizontal tabs over there.
Good until Tuesday night, B&H Photo is offering the Sony a99 II body only bundled with the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System, together for $3368 with free expedited shipping.
The a99 ii body only goes for $3200 on its own, while the Steadicam goes for $270 on its own (it’s on sale too), so based on current prices, you are getting a combined purchase discount of $100.
PS: if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or Chase VISA credit card, you earn a 5% statement credit, which is a cool $100 in this case.
The live stream ended, but you can watch it any time at the B&H Event page…
If you are curious about Sony’s new a9 flagship mirrorless camera (available for pre-order for $4500), B&H Photo is planning to have a Live-Streaming Panel talking about the camera on May 23 at 7:30pm eastern time. Yuo can submit questions ahead of time and have a chance to win the a9 by asking a Twitter question using the #BHPhotoLive twitter hashtag.
Five photographers will be participating on the panel. Details on all that at the B&H Event page.
Sony has embraced the smartphone flagship pre-ordering model for their camera gear, where the pre-orders start a few days after the announcement. So starting today, you can pre-order their two new constant aperture FE lenses as follows:
+ Sony FE 12-24mm f4 G for $1700
+ July 31 release estimate
+ Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM for $2200
+ August 31 release estimate
Keep in mind, estimates are only estimates and are subject to change as various factors known and unknown can affect their release and delivery.
The new condition Sony Alpha a7R II currently goes for $2700 at authorized Sony dealers, some of which are bundling it with free extras, for example, free Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free accessories bundle at Adorama (including Corel software)…
… but if you are comfortable with imported camera gear, to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Department_Store_NYC” (99.2%, New York) is offering the imported grey-market Sony a7r II body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty) for $2200 with free shipping. Limit three units per customer.
For the Sony E-mount, the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 is on sale for $749 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo for a limited time. You also get a free Mitakon lens hood included in the box by B&H.
Rokinon’s Cine primes are like kittens, you are often encouraged to get a basket full of them 😉 Which brings us to the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle on sale for $1099 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It includes the 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm T1.5 lenses. It is offered for the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, and the Sony E and Micro 43rds mirrorless systems.
The Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 Lens drops to $230 after coupon code MOMDAY17 at B&H Photo. The price before the coupon is $280. Free expedited shipping. This is available in the Fuji X, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds systems. This is a limited time offer, part of the Mother’s Day promotions.
We continue this burst of B&H Photo Mother’s Day specials with the Sony a6500 two lens kit. You get the a6500 witht the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card and a Ruggard shoulder bag and a Pawa 3rd-party battery, all together for $1694.
These discounts at B&H Photo are only available for Students and Educators, not the general population. They are 10% off discounts on the current prices of the following cameras:
More Rokinon action at Adorama, with two variations of the 12mm f2 manual focus lens on sale for $289 each along with $6~ promotional rewards and free shipping at Adorama until 5/7/17.
The Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Manual Focus is offered in four mirrorless systems: Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Canon M.
In a galaxy not so far away, on Planet Mirrorless, Adorama has in-stock a handful of Iberit prime lenses available in Sony E or Fuji X. The in-stock lenses are:
+ 24mm f2.4 for $611
+ 35mm f2.4 for $579
+ 50mm f2.4 for $544
+ 75mm f2.4 for $535
+ available in black or silver color schemes
+ there are four pages of listings, some of the other lenses in the other pages are not shipping yet
If you are not tempted by the siren’s call of the new a9 FE flagship, and you much prefer the a99 II DSLR, we have good news for you, the body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $3200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Given the price of the camera, it’s not a bad idea to select the faster delivery option as possible, depending on price and location of course 🙂
… to the eBay Deals where the 6ave eBay store (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the imported grey-market Sony a6300 with 16-50mm for $850 with free shipping. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller (6ave), not from Sony USA. Limit three per buyer.
A new round of Sony instant savings is also up and running, again nicely organized at B&H Photo. A total of 34 camera kits (not 34 individual cameras, but 34 individual kits, eg different colors and different lens combinations) are participating, along with 16 E-System lenses featuring a mix of primes and zooms with prices ranging from $198 (50mm f1.8 FE) to $1398 (70-400 f4G OSS, 50/1.4 ZA FE T* Zeiss)
More B&H NAB 2017 action, it’s a 4-pack of Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS prime lenses, the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm are on sale, together as a bundle at B&H Photo for $1749 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony E systems. M43rds photographers pay $50 more for this bundle. Offer ends 4/27/17.
These should not be confused with the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 which is a Tuesday daily deal.
The new Sony a9 flagship full frame camera along with the new 100-400 Master lens are now available for pre-order, as Sony has gone into an smartphone-esque two-phase announcement. They are pre-orderable as follows:
There’s also a few more pro-caliber accessories coming along with the a9, the Sony HVL-F45RM Compact, Radio-Controlled Gn 45 Camera Flash with 1″ Display for $400, and the Sony NPAMQZ1K Multi Battery Adaptor Kit also for $400.
The release estimate for the a9 and accessories is May 25-26 in 2017. The 100-400 lens has a late July release estimate. As usual, there is a YMMV to the estimate, especially since these are flagship/pro gear that are not made in mass-market fashion.
The a9 announcement gave the Mirrorless cameras the lead, they are leading DSLRs 6-5 in 2017. It’s starting to look like a hockey game score 🙂
Canon and Nikon are no longer the only ones with used-car-priced full frame flagship cameras. Sony is joining the fray with the new Sony a9 full frame E-mount flagship, with a flagship price of $4500. Pre-orders will begin on Friday 4/21/17, so considerate of Sony to let people enjoy the holidays the days before and after. Preorders will begin at 10am ET on Friday at B&H Photo.
Also coming along with the PRO camera is a new Master series lens, the FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS E-Mount with a price of $2500, and pre-orders opening on Friday.
This new camera now gives mirrorless cameras the lead in 2017, they are “winning” over DSLRs in a penalty shoot-out at 6-5. You can see them all at the New Cameras of 2017 page.
The Sony Alpha a7R II body only goes for $2900 at authorized Sony dealers which are bundling it with some freebies, for example, it gets a 2TB WDD HDD at B&H Photo or 1-Year of Photographer Creative Cloud or at Adorama where it gets Lightroom 6 or a bundle of accessory joy (32GB Lexar, Corel, Bag, Extra Battery, Etc).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market that get a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA warranty), to the eBay Deals we geaux where you can get the Sony a7R II body only in such condition for $2200 by Electronics Valley thru eBay (99.7%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer.
NOTE: purchases made at B&H and Adorama and other retailers that are closed for the Passover Holidays will ship at or after April 19.
This sale ended…
A couple of days ago the Rokinon AF 14mm f2.8 FE was on sale for $649, but now Amazon has gone mad, and they are offering it for $499 with free shipping. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers. The shipping estimate is “1 to 2 months” often a sign the offer may be towards the end of its lifecycle. Limit up to three lenses per customer.
Another new 135mm ens, this time it is a pre-order, you can pre-order the Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 for the Sony E-mount for $1999 at B&H Photo. The price may be $1999 but you don’t get a boxed set of “Space 1999” 🙂