Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and $50 Gift Card and Extras for $550

The Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate along with a 64GB Lexar SDXC and 1yr Leaf spills-n-drops warranty for $550 at Adorama in the black A6000. The silver A6000 gets the $50 gift card too but receives a different set of freebies: Vivitar 3pc filter kit, 16GB Toshiba, cleaning kit, Slinger holster bag, and memory card case… You can see all options and bundles at Adorama here.

This kit was going for $680 last week, see the “Take Pictures With” segment of the Mirrorless Price Charts. Meanwhile the body only was going for $480 last week, but now…

… If you only need the body only kit, it goes for $400 (with some free accessories) at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for $430 (C/N/E)

IF you are a Rokinon fan, their 24mm f1.4 ED AS IF UMC in the Canon and Nikon SLR and Sony E-mount is on sale for $430 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… If you have a Prime membership, these also have the same price at Amazon (Prime members only)…

Sony a7 body drops to $1000 (plus two lenses on sale)

And now, 35mm full frame camera at the magical $1000 price point. The Sony a7 body only is now down to $1000 with free shipping at Adorama… This was going for $1100 last week (see 35mm Full Frame price charts)…

Speaking of Sony, a couple of their lenses are on sale as well. The FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS goes for $900 with free shipping, while the Carl Zeiss 24mm F/1.8 goes for $900 too but also earns a $36 promotional reward.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 Fisheye for $380 (C/N/A/E)

The Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens is on sale for a limited time (ends 11/30/15) for $380 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon (chipped) and Sony SLR mounts along with the Sony E-mount.

Speaking of Rokinon and B&H, they offer the Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS lens for the Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E mounts for $450 (offer ends 11/25/15).

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $250 (C/N/E)

The Rokinon lens action continues at the eBay Deals where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens (Canon, Nikon dSLRs, Sony E-mount) for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 500 units got sold so far from this particular eBay offer per the statistics over there.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 Fisheye II for $250 (E/X/NX/EF-M)

Back to “Roki” (not to be confused with Rocky), B&H Photo has a limited time sale on the Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II Lens for $250 with free shipping available in four mirrorless mounts (Fuji X, Sony E, Samsung NX, Canon EF-M) with seven options (all but EF-M are available in either silver or black). The sale ends 11/30/15 or earlier if sold out.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 Fisheye for $380 (C/N/A/E)

Fisheye lens action now at B&H Photo, where they are offering the Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens for $380 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon (with AE chip) and Sony-Alpha-Dyxum-Maxxum-A SLR mounts, and the mirrornyet Sony E-mount.

Pre-order SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 (E-Mount) for $350

It may be mid-November but New Lenses keep on coming. Available for pre-order right now is the SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 for the Sony E-Mount for $350 at B&H Photo.

Speaking of B&H and pre-orders, they are also accepting pre-orders for the Atomos Shogun Studio 4K Monitor / Recorder 12G-SDI, HDMI for $3500 and the Lume Cube 1500 Lumen Light (Gunmetal Gray) for $80.

Hasselblad LF 16mm f2.8 (E-mount) for $150

If you like to have a Hasselblad-branded E-mount lens without breaking the bank, the Hasselblad LF 16mm f2.8 Lens is currently on sale for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can select the bundle with either a brown or black bag for $50 more…

Best Buy In-Store specials on November 7 from 1-5pm (YMMV)

For the early season shoppers, Best Buy is planning to have a brick and mortar sale-a-bration on Saturday November 7 (2015) between 1-5pm local time at their stores. Some of the offers are teased on their website and include a $30 Best Buy Gift Card with the purchase of a Sony a5100 or a5000 kit, and a $40 Best Buy Gift card with the purchase of a GoPro Hero4 Session or Hero+ LCD action camera. The first 100 customers per store will receive an unspecified “free tech gift”. You can find out which ones of your local stores are participating by using the blue location box over there.

Sony a7S II + Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K + Extras for $17,000

From the $1 photo paper in the previous post, we now go to a $17,000 video bundle :) Adorama is offering a big Sony Video Bundle for $17,000 with free shipping. It is temporarily on backorder but you can order it now if you like the price. For that, you get the Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K PMW Series HD Camcorder, along with the Sony a7S II body only digital camera, the Sony DVFEL100 OLED Viewfinder for PMW-F5 & PMW-F55, the Sony PMW-F5 Software Upgrade for XAVC 4K and XAVC QFHD Recording and Playback, the Sony VCTFSA5 Shoulder Mount for PMW-F5, PMW-F55 Cameras, the BlackMagic Design Davinci Resolve, Correction Software V 10.1, and a Sony USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer… For comparison, the F5 on its own goes for $16,500 at authorized Sony dealers…

In-stock nao: Sony Alpha a7S II body for $3000

The Sony Alpha a7S II body only camera is now in-stock and ready to ship for $3000 (okay, $2998 but rounding is easier) at Adorama.

Hasselblad E-mount Sale (7 options)

B&H Photo has a sale on Hasselblad E-mount lenses. Some are lens-only, some come bundled with either a black or brown bag. Check each individual listing for details and options. A total of seven options are there, for the 16mm f2.8 and 16-70/4 and 18-200/3.5-6.3 OSS lenses.

Sony NEX-FS100U Super 35mm Video Camera for $1600

The Sony NEX-FS100U Super 35mm video camera body only (takes E-mount lenses) is now down to $1600 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

While on the topic of video, also at Adorama, in-stock and ready to ship it is (obligatory Yoda-ish which I’m sure will be overly-done world-wide in the next few months) the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camcorder for $4200. This has a 13x Leica optical zoom fixed lens.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $280 [C/S/E/P/m43]

Rokinon needs a theme song to help them stand out in the crowded world of lenses. May I suggest licensing the Scorpions, “Here I am, Rockinon You…”.

With that totally unnecessary bad pun out of the way, we have a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens. You can get it for $280 with free shipping in the Canon EF, Sony SLR A-mount and MirrorNyet E-mount, Pentax K-mount, and Micro Four Thirds, or $290 with free shipping in the Fuji X mount. Check the various “mount tabs” at B&H Photo (SLR lenses) and B&H Photo (mirrorless lenses) and Amazon by Amazon itself to find the ones of interest.

Next up in the price ladder, at $300 you can get either the Samsung NX or the Nikon with AE chip.

NOTE: at Amazon, the Sony E-mount is currently restricted to Prime members only.

Ends 10/31/15: up to $250 Trade-In Bonus towards Sony a7* or FE lenses

Running until 10/31/15, Amazon has a Sony Trade-In Bonus Promotion that can be applied towards the purchase of select Sony a7* kits or FE lenses. The complete list of eligible cameras and lenses is shown over there.

The “bonus” part of the trade-in is this: in addition to the actual trade-in value of the camera gear you will send them in, you will also receive a promotional code that gets you $45 to $250 off the purchase of the aforementioned Sony a7* cameras or FE lenses. In general, the higher the price of the item, the bigger the promo code discount. For example, the a7S body only gets $250 off, while the 28mm f2 gets $45 off. You receive promo codes for all 17 eligible items. You can use each promo code once. Applies only to items sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers).

The workflow of this trade-in (based on the promotional page (I haven’t done this)) is this:

STEP #1: locate the camera(s) or lens(es) you want to trade-in. The promotional page has big pictures for eligible “Digital SLRs” or “Mirrorless Cameras” or “Lenses”. Once you hit one of those links, you will see eligible products. You don’t have to go through them page by page. The Amazon search box over there morphs into a trade-in search box, so it will only show you eligible items. So, for example, you don’t have to go through 500+ DSLR kits to see if yours is eligible.


STEP #2: select the camera you want to trade-in and follow the steps. It’s easy actually. You click the yellow “Trade-In” button and it shows you price ranges depending on the condition. Your trade-in amount will be adjusted if when they receive it, their evaluation of the item’s condition differs from your own. Even so, you have some control, you can pre-select whether you want them to return the item to you for free, or automatically accept the lower price. (if the price is higher, they’ll obviously give you a bigger trade-in amount). The trade-in amount will be sent to you in an Amazon Gift Card, not a cold-hard-cash check/cheque.

STEP #3: if you accept the offer, you ship your old camera/lens to Amazon for FREE using their printable shipment labels. About 7-10 business days after, you will receive via e-mail the promotional codes that go towards the purchase of Sony a7* or FE lenses. The promotional codes are pre-determined amounts ($45 to $250) depending on which Sony item you buy in the future. These amounts are not linked to the value of your old used traded-in gear.

STEP #4: after your old used trade-in gear is received by Amazon, and their condition evaluated, you will receive an email with their findings, and if accepted by them, you will receive your trade-in value in an Amazon electronic gift card (this is a never-expiring Amazon gift card, not a promotional code).

STEP #5: you can use both the promotional bonus codes ($45 to $250) and your trade-in gift card towards the purchase of a Sony camera or FE lens. This is optional. You don’t have to buy anything. But obviously you can’t undo the trade-in once it is submitted and accepted by Amazon and it survives your “lower condition” conditional choice in Step #2.

STEP #6: as you can see, I can only write short posts or sprawling posts, there’s no middle ground :)

DEADLINES: The promotion expires 10/31/15. The promo codes expire 11/7/15.

(SOLD OUT) Sony a6000 with 16-50 (Dented Box) for $500

This eBay promotion ended as of a 10/20/15 recheck… For future specials, stay tuned to the eBay Deals

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Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for Alpha a5000 and a5100 for $14 w/free S&H

For Sony Alpha a5100 and a5000 owners, Adorama is offering the Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for $14 with free shipping. This is an official Sony product, custom-made to fit the aforementioned cameras.

In-stock nao: Sony a7S II body for $3000 [updated]

It is Friday 10/16/15 in the East Coast. If you had been waiting for the brand new Sony Alpha a7S II body only kit, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $3000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.

Pre-order Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 (E-mount) for $1500

Prime time for E-mount photographers from Zeiss. Their brand new Loxia 21mm f2.8 is now available for pre-order for $1500 at B&H Photo. Release estimate is mid-December 2015… This has been added to the New Lenses of 2015 Tracking page

Sony a6000 with 16-50 & 55-210 & HVL-F32M Flash & $50 Gift Card & 64GB SD & Filters & NewLeaf for $900

If you are interested in a Sony a6000 really-getting-started-with type of a bundle, Adorama has another Sony a6000 bundle for $900 with free shipping. This includes:

  • Sony a6000 with 16-50mm lens
  • Sony 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 OSS lens
  • Sony HVL-F32M TTL External Flash
  • $50 Adorama Gift Certificate
  • 64GB Lexar C10 SDXC card
  • Pro Optic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • 1-year New Leaf Spills-n-Drops warranty
  • no coupons, no rebates, just add to cart

Sony a6000 w/16-50mm & $50 Gift Card & 64GB Lexar & NewLeaf for $650

If you are interested in a Sony a6ooo “take pictures with” kit, Adorama has created a Sony a6000 w/16-50mm bundle for $650. For that, you get the aforementioned kit plus a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate (to be used in future orders), a 64GB Lexar Class 10 SDXC card, and a 1-year NewLeaf Spills-n-Drops warranty.

Sony a7R II body + Manfrotto MKBFRA4LBH BeFree Tripod + Zoom Microphone + more for $3200

If you are interested in the Sony a7r II body-only, and you do not object to get a boatload of extra accessories, for $3200 with free shipping, Amazon has created a a7r II bundle that includes:

  • Manfrotto MKBFRA4LBH BeFree Compact Aluminum Travel Tripod Blue
  • Sony ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone (Black)
  • Sony 32GB Class 10 UHS-1/U3 SDHC up to 94MB/s Memory Card (SF32UX2/TQ)[NEWEST VERSION]
  • Sony LCSBP2 3 way Style Flexible Carrying Case for Sony Alpha (Back)
  • Sony PCKLM15 LCD Protector for DSC-RX1 (Black)

Simply add to cart and proceed to checkout. No coupons, no rebates. The price at checkout will be $3200 (plus whatever taxes are applicable).

Imported Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) w/3yr warranty for $1132

The Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) currently goes for $1500 in new condition at authorized Sony dealers (such as Adorama and Amazon) but if you are comfortable with imported gear…

… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, the GetItDigital eBay store (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) for $1132 with free shipping. A three year warranty is included by the seller GetItDigital, not by Sony USA. Limit three per customer.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 body only drops to $450 again

As of a 10/8/15 recheck, the price is back up to $500… The discount is back, the Sony a6000 body only is down to $450 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself, with a shipping estimate of 3-5 weeks. This is not part of the lightning deals, so I have no clue how long it will last.