(ENDED) Refurbished Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA for $675 (E-mount Full Frame)

This limited time 10% off promotion expired… I don’t know if it will return again…

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Pre-order new Sony FE Gear (late July release; 7 options)

Sony has gone to an Apple-style multi-tier announcement/order/release cycle, and today is the first day photographers can pre-order some of their latest gear. A total of seven items are available for pre-order at B&H Photo, including the 70-200mm f2.8 FE GM OSS for $2600 and the 50mm f1.4 ZA FE T* for $1500. Also part of the seven are two teleconverters (1.4x, 2x), two wireless radios, and a multi-terminal cable. These are estimated to ship late July 2016.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 w/18-55 and 55-210 for $758 (PRIME ONLY!)

This surprise late night Prime Day Deal expired… This one sneaked in during the madness, but it is good until Wednesday at 3am ET, it is the Sony a6000 w/18-55 and 55-210 going for $758 with free shipping. This is good for Prime members only. It is 48% claimed as of Wednesday 12:18am ET, so it won’t likely sell out before the expiration time.

Sony a6000 w/18-55 & 50-210 for $950

It’s on a discounting cycle again, the Sony a6000 two lens kit, with the 18-55mm and 50-210mm lenses is back on sale again, going for $950 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For the speed-readers out there, this is the kit with the 18-55mm lens, not the 16-50mm…

Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS NEX E-Mount with $50 Gift Card and Filter Kit for $398

Prime your NEX E-mount APS-C engines! Adorama is offering a bundle centered on the Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS NEX E-Mount lens. For $398 with free shipping you get the standard Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS NEX E-Mount lens kit, along with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, a ProOptic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit a lens cap tether and the obligatory cleaning kit… Optionally (expand the yellow “Special Offers” area, you can value-meal add Photoshop Elements 14 for +$40…

(SOLD OUT) In-stock now: Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM for $2200

As of 6/21/16 PM re-check, this is currently out of stock… It’s an in-stock party, the Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2198 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA E-mount and $50 Gift Card for $900 [or Imported for $763]

The Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA E-mount goes for $900 at authorized USA dealers, but they are can bundle it with free items, and Adorama is bundling it with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate for the same price of $900… On the other hand, if you want to go the imported grey-market route, you can get it in new condition with a 3-year warranty from the seller (not Sony Zeiss) GetItDigital on eBay for $763 with free shipping…

Rokinon T1.5 Three Cine Prime Lens Bundle for $999 (C/N/A/E/m43)

It’s Prime Cine time now, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime Lens Bundle that consists of the 24mm and 35mm and 85mm T1.5 Cine Primes is on sale for $999 with free shipping at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon or Nikon or Sony SLR mounts and Sony E or M43rds mirrorless systems. Click on the mount of choice in the tabs over there to get to your desired version of interest.

(ENDED) Thursday: Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye for $369 [C/N/A/E]

This daily deal expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

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Sony PZ 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount with $50 Gift Card and Filters and Extras for $1098

The PZ version of the Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and a 67mm digital essentials filter kit from ProOptic, along with a handful of other free accessories (lens case, tether, pen, cleaning kit) for the same price as other authorized dealers of $748 with free shipping at Adorama.

Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount with $50 Gift Card and Filters and Extras for $748

The Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and a 62mm digital essentials filter kit from ProOptic, along with a handful of other free accessories (pouch, tether, wrap, pen, cleaning kit) for the same price as other authorized dealers of $748 with free shipping at Adorama. This is the black color scheme, the non-PZ version of the lens. The PZ goes for four figures.

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.