If you are looking for a budget entry-point into the Sony E-system, the new condition white color scheme of the Sony a5000 with the 16-50mm OSS lens is on sale for a limited time for $300 iwth free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. The shipping estimate is a floating “1 to 2 months” but you can lock up the price by ordering.
The Sony E-system has been around long enough to have assembled a variety of cameras and lenses, so there are plenty of options in new and used and refurbished. One such option is the new condition Sony a6300 bundled with the 16-70mm f4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar lens and a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together for $1900 at Adorama.
A total of 14 Sony cameras, a mix of E-mount iLCs and RX fixed-lens cameras are bundled with gift cards with amounts ranging from $50 to $500 at B&H Photo. The Sony a7S II body only is the one getting the $500 gift card. The a6300 and a couple of RX models are getting $200 gift cards, while the rest are getting either $50 or $100 free B&H gift cards.
The Sony 18-105mm F4.0 G OSS (E-mount) lens currently goes for $598 at authorized dealers, but as of the time of writing, you can get it for this price bundled with a $50 Adorama gift certificate at Adorama… Alternately they have a bundle with free accessories (including Corel software) but no $50 gift card…
Likewise, Adorama is bundling a $50 Adorama gift certificate with the silver Sony a6000 body only while still selling it at the authorized dealer price of $398.
This daily deal expired…
B&H Photo has a sale on SLR Magic Cine Lenses of the Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Five options are available with prices ranging from $299 to $699.
These Saturday lightning deals expired…
Triple figures tilt-shift lens action now, at B&H Photo, you can get the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC for $699 along with 2% promotional rewards (around $14 to be used in future B&H purchases) in the Nikon and Pentax SLR systems and the Sony E mount.
PS: the letters at the end of blog-post titles are abbreviations for the various mounts, N = Nikon; K = Pentax K, E = Sony E, C = Canon, A = Sony Alpha A, NX = Samsung NX, Si = Sigma stubborn SLR mount, M43 (self explanatory), FT = Four Thirds, etc.
Hype is building up for Monday as “Green Monday” (more on that later today), but for now, here’s a gift card loaded promotion, the Sony a7s II body only is bundled with $500 worth of B&H Photo gift cards (a $300 plastic gift card and a $200 e-gift card) going for $2998 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is one way for manufacturers to offer a discount while “defending” their price points… For more action, check the latest B&H Photo Featured Sales…
Normal price action now of the Rokinon kind, their 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC lens is on sale for $299 with free shipping with 2% promotional rewards (around $6 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems and the Sony E-mount. The sale ends 12/6/16 at 11:59pm ET.
The Sony a6000 two-lens kit continues for $700 (look for the options under the Mirrorless Section of the Situation room), but if you don’t want/need the 55-210mm lens, you can get the Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm for $548 with free shipping and a $50 B&H Photo electronic gift card in three of the four color schemes at B&H Photo. The only color that doesn’t get a $50 gift card is the “Graphite” (shipping is extra for this particular color).
PS: a similar promotion is available at Adorama for those three colors (they don’t carry the “Graphite”). You can optionally get combined purchase discounts there by expanding the various sub-tabs under the yellow “Special Offer” section.
PS2: it looks like a similar offer is also available at Amazon where navigating the various options and colors takes a few deep breaths and some patience 🙂
Full frame action now, B&H Photo is including two $150 B&H Photo gift cards (total of $300) with the purchase of the Sony a7S II body only at its authorized dealer price of $2998 with free expedited shipping.
PS: silver lining of getting $300 in two gift cards is that they can make two separate holiday gifts 🙂
The Sony a7r II body only is offered for $3200 at B&H Photo where you can choose one free item from a choice of three: A) $200 B&H Gift Card, B) Rode Videomic PRO, C) Sigma MC11 (EF to E). You are promoted to select which one right after you press the regular “Add to Cart” button. The pop-under presents you the three choices. The gift card is obviously the most flexible of the three choices.
Typically offers expire or lose some of the extras after the Black-Cyber 4-day weekend ends, but while updating the Holiday Shopping Season Situation Room, this offer actually added a bonus since the last time I checked it…
… the Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) now gets a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card, along with the previous 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo. The price is $700 with free expedited shipping.
UPDATE: price added to the blog-post title. Previously it read “for $” instead of “for $700” 🙂
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The current flash sale item among the B&H daily deals at the moment, good until 2pm Eastern today (or earlier if sold out) is the Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E going for $299 with free shipping. Only the Sony E-mount version in the black color scheme is on sale. The other colors and mounts are not on sale.
Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART (EF) with MC11 (Sigma EF Lenses to Sony E- Bodies) for $950 [no more USB Lens Dock]
With many camera systems out there, the possibilities of combinations are increasing. One such combination is bundled up with a virtual bowtie by Sigma [actual bowtie NOT included], it is the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens in the Canon EF mount, bundled with the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter (Sigma EF Lenses to Sony E-mount Cameras),
and the Sigma USB Lens Dock, all together for $950 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This offer ends Tuesday 11:59pm ET… This is another one of their Cyber Monday offers…
UPDATE 11/29/16 late PM: the USB Lens Dock is no longer included with this offer…
In parallel to their Batter Grip sale, B&H Photo is also having a sale on various Vello Lens Adapters. A total of three models are participating with prices ranging from $299 to $369. The target is Sony E-mount cameras, and the lenses are Nikon and Canon F and EF respectively… These too are part of their Cyber specials…
The SLR Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 Lens for the Sony E-mount is currently on sale for $299 with free shipping at B&H Photo until 11/28/16 at 11:59pm ET.
Rokinon Cine Lens Sale w/coupon: 24/T1.5 for $600, 35/T1.5 for $450, 50/T1.5 for $400, 85/T1.5 for $300
If you are a fan of Rokinon’s Cine T-lenses, you are in luck! Adorama has a coupon sale, coupon code LENSFRIDAY gets you the following Rokinon lenses as follows:
+ 24/T1.5 for $600
+ 35/T1.5 for $450
+ 50/T1.5 for $400
+ 85/T1.5 for $300
+ in Canon and Nikon DSLR, and Sony E and M43rds mirrorless
+ use coupon code LENSFRIDAY for the discount
Sony a6300 Body with $100 Gift Card for $1000 [OR a6300 w/16-50 & $100 Gift Card & Rode VideoMic for $1150]
The Sony a6300 mirrorless body only camera is bundled with a $100 B&H e-gift card, together for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Or if you prefer the a6300 w/16-50 kit, in addition to the $100 gift card, you also receive a Rode VideoMIC Go on-camera mic, all together for $1150 with free shipping…
I am going through the Black Friday Ads and price-checking to see which cameras have already been price-matched by the internets. The Sony a5000 w/16-50mm is advertised for $350, and the internet has matched the price, but that’s not all, Adorama is bundling it with lots of free accessories including the Corel software bundle (Aftershot X2, PSP X8), Bag, SD, Filters, etc). The same price is at B&H Photo and Amazon itself but no freebies.
On the other hand, if you want to optimize for a lower price, you can get it in open-box condition for $298 at B&H Photo with a 1-year warranty from B&H (not Sony USA).
PS: while I’ll try to price-check as many things as I can, I won’t post individual alerts for every single one of them. But they will be added to the Black Friday Ads digest post.
Just like previous years, the internets have began price-matching (or rolling out) some of the Black Friday offers. In this case, it is the Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) going for $700 at Adorama (with lots of free accessories: Corel, Bag, SD, Filters, etc) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Amazon itself… The same price is also offered for the two lens kit with the 18-55 instead of the 16-50 lens but without any freebies (eg B&H Photo)…
Adorama launched another round of early Black Friday specials featuring some of the latest promotions and bundles with free accessories featuring Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras and lenses and assorted accessories. The cameras and lenses are broken down in sub-groups, nested within the manufacturer listing blocks in the order mentioned above.
Sunday is typically when new manufacturer-initiated instant-savings promotions roll out, and this Sunday is no exception on the Sony front, where a number of new MAP-blessed sales have gone live featuring various Sony cameras (DSLR, mirrorless, fixed lens), along with various Lenses and Accessories and Camcorders. You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo… You can compare the current price situation to early November using the November 2016 price charts…
I have exceeded my lifetime quota on the “fish have eyes” joke when talking about fisheye lenses, so you won’t hear it again (unless I forget) 🙂 Which brings us to the Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens on sale for $180 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon, Canon, Pentax SLR mounts and the Sony E-mount. All but the Nikon version get 2% promotional rewards ($3.60~ to be used in future purchases). Offer ends on 11/17/16 at 11:59pm ET.
This lightning deal expired but if you missed it, fear not – Rokinon lenses are recurring “guests” at the Lightning deals…
Good until 7:34pm ET (or earlier if sold out), as part of the Lightning Deals, the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount, Black (IO14AF-E) is on sale for $699 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $849 last night. Non-Prime members can buy it starting at 2:04pm ET as this too is a “Prime Early Access” deal.
Good until 11/14/16, the Vello Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter is on sale for $399 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Below that, you will also notice two other models going for $350 each, variations of the “Nikon F to Sony E” depending on lens/sensor preference.
If you are comfortable with open-box camera-gear, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Sony a5000 with 16-50mm for $379 plus shipping and handling. My three test zipcodes (east coast, west coast, in-between) all show $9.01 shipping but I can’t test every zipcode… To see how it stacks up price-wise, check the Mirrorless Price charts, especially the bottom chart, the “Take Pictures With Kits”.
Can lenses have babies? I’ll leave that question to the optics experts. In the meantime, the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 lens is going for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code PPEBH16 over there… It is available for both DSLRs (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) and Mirrorless (Fuji, M43, Sony E, Samsung NX) systems… This is part of their Photo Plus specials… NOTE: orders placed today will ship 10/26+…
The Sony A7R II body only goes for $3200 at authorized dealers (eg Amazon) but if you are comfortable with imported grey market cameras…
… to the Trending eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (New Jersey, 99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony A7R II Body Only for $2700 with free shipping with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Sony USA. Over 70 units got sold so far from this listing.
(ENDED) Aputure DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Lens Adapter for EF* to Either M43rds or Sony E for $239
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The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday is the new condition Aputure DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Lens Adapter for EF and EF-S Mount Lenses for either E-Mount or Micro Four Thirds cameras for $239 with free shipping each. You can select E-mount or M43rds using the tabs over there at the product page.
The Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA E-mount lens goes for $1000 at authorized dealers which are bundling it with various freebies, including a $50 gift card at Adorama, but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Sony USA), to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering new condition grey-market imported Sony Zeiss Sonnar T 55 mm F/1.8 ZA FE Lenses for $700 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer. The usual grey-market trade-offs apply.
This daily deal expired, but Rokinons return to the Gold Box every few days to weeks…
It’s touiting time, not tweeting time. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 Lens for the Fuji X and Sony E mirrorless systems is currently on sale for $699 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 towards future purchases) at B&H Photo until 9/30/16 or earlier if sold out.
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The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for $220 with free shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, and the Sony E mounts. The Pentax K and Fuji X are NOT on sale.
For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page…
A new round of Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings promotion is happening at Adorama, with over 40 items participating, including a variety of Sony lenses (a mix of primes and zooms), lens converters and mount adapters, Sony-branded accessories (battery grips, flashes, mics, etc), and such. A number of them (but not all) are also bundled with a variety of free accessories! This Sony-initiated round ends on 10/1/16.
If you like Zeiss, Primes and the Sony E-mount, there’s a new Zeiss Loxia bundle available for pre-order at B&H Photo. It includes the 21mm f2.8 and 35mm f2 and 50mm f2 along with related accessories and of course the Loxia Transport Case made for them. The pre-order price is $4228.
Pre-order Kipon Baveyes Ultra 0.7x Adapter for Hasselblad MF Lenses to Sony E or Leica M or SL bodies
Adorama is now accepting pre-orders for the new Kipon Baveyes Ultra 0.7x Adapter available in three different options. It lets you attach Hasselblad Medium Format Lenses to either Sony E/NEX camera bodies or Leica M, or Leica SL. The pre-order price is $495 for each option.
Grab your E-wallets, the Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Lens for the Sony E-mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1499 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.
Santa brought Auto Focus technology to Rokinon-Samyang, and their putting that gift to good use with another new Sony E-mount FE lens with AF, it is the 14mm f2.8 and it is available for pre-order for $849 with free expedited shipping and a October 2016 release estimate at B&H Photo.
You won’t find these tweets on Twitter, but you will find them at B&H Photo, it’s the Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $699 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases). It is available for the Fuji X and Sony E mirrorless systems.
More new Monday arrivals, the Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E is now in-stock and ready to latch on to your Sony E-mount camera for $699 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
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The B&H Photo Daily Deal for Tuesday 8/2/16, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS offered for $279 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards in the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX and Fuji X mount (two color options). The Canon EF-M is not participating in the sale. Click on the mount-tabs of interest over there to switch to the mount of interest.
In-stock alert for Sony E-mount full frame photographers, the Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full-Frame is now in-stock and ready to ship for $130 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Never say never and indeed, Rokinon has found an ancient alien crash landing site where they have procured… Autofocus technology! Pre-orders are also accepted now for the E-mount version of the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 FE Autofocus for $699… Shipping estimate is August 2016… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…