Imported Sony a7R III body w/1-YR Seller W for $2770

The new condition a7R III body only goes for $3200 at authorized Sony USA dealers which offer some freebies, eg $64 promotional rewards at B&H Photo or you can get various free accessories and software at Adorama

But if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market that come with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sony USA), then to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” is offering it in imported grey-market condition for $2700 with free shipping and a 1-year seller warranty from Dept Store NYC (not Sony). Up to three per customer at the sale price.

IF you are eligible for the limited time eBay Bucks bonus promotion, you can get $100 eBay Bucks on the purchase. The promotion has limits, so you don’t get unlimited 8%.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock: USED Sony a7 III for $1658+, w/28-70 for $1934+

As of a 5/22/18 recheck, these sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

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Pre-order new Sigma 70/2.8 DG ART Macro for $569

Macro prime time now, Adorama is accepting pre-orders for $569 for the new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro Lens in the following systems: Canon EF system and Sigma system and Sony E system.

UPDATE: pre-orders for these are also accepted at B&H Photo.

There is no Nikon option yet…

(ENDED) Monday (B&H): Rokinon 50/1.4 FE for $500, Reikan FoCal Lens Calibr for $90, Dracast BiC Ringlight for $99

These daily deals expired but for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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Various Free Items (Roki or Sigma Lenses or 27″ LG TV or Tascam) bundled with select Sony Sale Cameras

In addition to the current round of Sony Instant Savings that went live on Sunday, BuyDIG is bundling a variety of useful free products as part of their Sony sale. Some cameras get a free Rokinon or Sigma lens, others get a free Tascam recorder, while the a7R II gets a 27″ LG display (!!!). You can find them all nicely organized in a grid over there.

New round of Sony Instant Savings promotions

Sunday can mean new instant savings promotions as Sunday is the beginning of a new “retail” week/month/etc. Sony has launched a new round of instant savings promotion on a variety of their gear, which you can find nicely organized at B&H Photo. Among the items on sale are a trio of their full frame cameras: the a9 for $4200, the a7r II for $2000 and the a7s II for $2200.

PS: check on the individual listing of each camera for optional offers that include free accessories with purchase!

Sony a7 III estimate “improves” to 2-5 weeks

The silver lining good news of today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker is that the Amazon estimates for both the sony a7 III body only and the a7 III w/28-70 have “improved” from “1 to 2 months” to “2 to 5 weeks”. This is still a nebulous estimate, so keep that in mind if you need the camera by a specific date.

(ENDED) Lightdow 35mm F1.7 MF APS-C (Sony E) for $63

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Used Sony a6000 body for $369

The new condition Sony a6000 body only APS-C mirrorless camera goes for $500 at authorized Sony USA dealers such as Adorama but if you are comfortable with used, you can get it in “Used – Like New” condition for $369~ at Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) thanks to a 20% off in-cart discount. This link shows other sellers as well for comparison.

The automatic in-cart discount only works when the seller is “Amazon Warehouse Deals” itself, and not 3rd-party sellers. The previous link shows only the Warehouse Deals itself offer participating in the previously mentioned earlier today 20% off Earth Week promotion.

(ENDED) eBay Auction By User: Sony a7 III body for $2225 w/42 bids but ends Mon night [updated]

UPDATE 4/17/18: this auction listing ended at $2325 with 43 bids. Someone swooped in and grabbed it in the last 56 hours…

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(SOLD OUT) Sony a7 III w/28-70 for $2200 [updated]

As of a 4/14/18 AM recheck, these sold out… For future updates, stay tuned to the Stock Status Tracker

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SLR Magic Sale: Ten Lenses including 8mm f4 for $149

The budget smartphone revolution is further fueling budget and alternative lens manufacturers (other than the usual suspects). Among them is SLR Magic and there is a sale of Ten SLR Magic Lenses at B&H Photo as part of their B&H NAB 2018 Specials running until 4/14/18. It includes:

+ 8mm f4 for $149 in M43
+ 35mm f1.2 FE Cine for $299 in Sony E
+ 50mm f1.1 Cine for $259 in Sony E
+ 75mm f1.4 FE Cine for $299 in Sony E
+ 35mm T0.95 Mark II for $899 in M43 and Fuji X
+ 10mm T2.1 Cine for $499 in M43
+ 17mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount for BMPCC for $299
+ Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter (Compact) for $449
+ Anamorphot-50 2.0x with Rangefinder Cine Adapter Kit for $1499
+ see them all at the B&H SLR Magic sales
+ some of them get 2% promotional rewards as well

(ENDED) In-Stock Now: Sony a7 III with 28-70 for $2200

It may have been a website glitch or very small quantity. Upon recheck of the Stock Status Tracker, it shows it’s April 10, not in-stock…

Hide your e-wallets! An early bid update of the Stock Status Tracker has great news for anyone interested in the Sony a7 III “take pictures with” kit. B&H Photo has the a7 III with 28-70mm kit in-stock and shipping for its starting price of $2200 with free expedited shipping. This is $200 more than the body only and it gets you the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens.

(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Sony a7 III with 28-70 for $2200

This sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

An early bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has the Sony a7 II with the 28-70 FE OSS lens in-stock and ready to ship for $2200 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by 3rd-party sellers at Amazon… The body only is currently not in-stock at the tracked retailers. Both B&H’s and Amazon’s estimates are 2-5 weeks in the future…

$30 off each one of the Sigma DN ART Primes [E/m43]

If you are a fan of the Sigma ART DN mirrorless prime lenses, for the month of April, they are having an Instant Savings promotion, nicely organized at Adorama that is $30 off, with the prices becoming:

+ 19/2.8 for $169
+ 30/2.8 for $169
+ 60/2.8 for $209

These are available in silver and in black but not in Raiders colors. They are offered in the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E systems.

Note that Adorama will begin shipping orders on Sunday…

Sony a7r II Body + Sony Vertical Grip + 4TB WD HDD for $2398

Good until Friday 3/30/18 at 7:15pm ET, B&H Photo is offering new condition Sony a7r II Body Only with a FREE Sony Vertical Battery Grip and a 4TB WD MyPassport external USB 3.0 hard drive, all together for $2398 with free expedited shipping…

Now shipping: Opteka 50mm f2 for Sony E for $90 w/FS

If you are a fan of budget primes and a fan of the Sony E-system too, we have good news for you, the Opteka 50mm f2 is now in-stock and shipping for $90 with free shipping at B&H Photo. It had already been available for the Fuji X, M43rds, Canon EF-M and the Nikon 1 system.

(SOLD OUT) Imported Sony a7r III body for $2880 w/1-YR Seller W

As of a 3/29/18 recheck, this sold out…

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Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Ultra Wide for $249 [C/E]

The winning lottery letters for this sale are C and E! The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ultra wide manual focus lens is on sale for $249 with free shipping in the Sony E system (model FE14M-E) and the Canon EF system (model FE14M-C). Maximum of three per system per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown… The other system options are not on sale…

7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF Lens w/freebies: $66 [m43], $70 [E, X]

If you are a boldly going explorer of 3rd-party manual focus lenses, there are some freebies and tiny discounts on the 7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF lens by various fulfilled by Amazon.

The Micro Four Thirds version has a $4 off clip-on coupon dropping it to $66 and has a cleaning kit that includes …gloves with it [useful for OJ cosplay as well].

No clip-on coupons for the Fuji X version but it gets a free lens pouch, while the Sony E version gets the glove cleaning kit from the paragraph above.

Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $269 [X/m43], $274 [E]

It’s Samyang time! Their new condition Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $269 with free shipping in the silver color scheme at B&H Photo in the Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds systems. The Sony E option goes for $279. The black color schemes are slightly higher ($10 to $20 more).

Meanwhile the Rokinon version of this lens goes for $274 with free shipping in the Sony E version along with $5.50~ in promotional rewards. The other system options are higher than the Samyang versions.

Who thought it was a good idea to create two names/brands for the same lenses? Why not create a third one, Rokiyang? And a forth one, Samkinon? And a fifth one, Yangroki? 🙂

Sony a7 II Body + Sony Battery Grip for $1396

The Sony a7 III body only is expected to arrive April 10 for $2000 [follow Stock Status Tracker for updates on that one]. But if you prefer to get the previous generation model, the a7 II body only, it goes for $1300 on its own, but B&H Photo is currently bundling it with the Sony battery grip for $1396 with free expedited shipping. This is the official Sony battery grip, model VGC2EM, not a 3rd-party grip. The grip on its own goes for $250.

(ENDED) Kamlan 50mm f1.1 with 1-YR W for $140 w/FS [X, E, m43, EF-M]

As of 3/21/18 this offer is expired but most of the Massdrop offers return every few weeks…

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Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE for $699 [and more E-lenses]

The Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE autofocus lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it headlines a sale of a trio of Samyang lenses for a limited time. The other two Sony E Samyang lenses on sale, also found at the same link, are:

+ 8mm f2.8 fisheye II for $259
+ 85mm f1.4 IF for $249
+ only the 35/1.5 is autofocus; the two above are manual focus;

Speaking of the Sony E-system, B&H also has a sale on the SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE for $299 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (about $6 to spend in the future at B&H)…

7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 for $135 (Fuji X), $145 (Sony E)

The mirrorless system also brought with them a new generation of lens manufacturers such as 7artisans. I don’t know if these lenses are made by exactly seven optical artisans or they are made for photographic artisans, but the 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $135 with free expedited shipping in the Fuji X system at B&H Photo, while the Sony E version goes for $145…

SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 (Sony E) for $259

Prime time for Sony E shooters, the new condition SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 lens is on sale for $259 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama. No promotional rewards at Amazon but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get a 5% statement credit.

Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C (E-mount) for $76.50

The new condition Lightdow 35mm f1.7 APS-C Sony E-mount lens is currently on sale for $76.48 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping… I don’t know how closely related this may be to the Meike 35mm f1.7 which goes for $90… There’s also a Neewer going for $86…

Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mk II for $479 [E] or $499 [X]

Bright prime for Mirrorlandia now, the new condition Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is on sale for $479 in the Sony E-system and $499 in the B&H Photo and Adorama and Adorama on eBay and various at Amazon

Rokinon 12mm f2 lens for $274 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

The new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 ultra wide lens is on sale for $274 with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time in your choice of various Mirrorless (Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Canon M) systems, some lenses are in black, some are in silver….

Zeiss Wedding Weeks sale [C/N/E/M]

Do you hear wedding bells? You may still do if you attended the WPPI trade show in Vegas 🙂 WPPI may be over [see Trade Show Calendar], but the “Zeiss Wedding Weeks” lens sale continues at Adorama where you will find all participating lenses sorted by the biggest discount (starting at $500 off for the 135/2.8 Batis, making it $1500).

The lenses participating in the sale are:

+ 135/2.8 Batis for $1500 [E]
+ 85/1.4 APO for $4190 [C/N]
+ 85/1.4 Milvus for $1600 [C/N]
+ 135/2 Milvus for $1800 [C/N]
+ 85/1.8 Batis for $999 [E]
+ 85/2.4 Loxia for $1200 [E]
+ 85/1.4 for $1133 [C/N]
+ 85/4 for $837 [Leica M]
+ see them all at the Adorama Zeiss Wedding nicely organized page

(ENDED) Sony a5100 with 16-50mm for $398

Party’s over! As of a 3/5/18 at 2:45pm ET recheck, the price has climbed up to $550…

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Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus for $299 [Sony E]

If you are a fan of autofocusing technology and the Sony E system, Adorama is offering the new condition Rokinon 35mm f2.8 Autofocus lens for the Sony E system for $299 with free expedited shipping. Yes, Rokinon is embracing AF AF 🙂

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for $999, 135mm f2.8 for $1499 [Sony E]

It’s WPPI time after all, and thanks to the avalanche of Sony 35mm full frame mirrorless cameras, FE-shooters can now have their very own Zeiss full frame portrait lenses.

The Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis for the Sony E-system goes for $999 with free shipping and $40~ promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo

The 135mm f2.8 Zeiss Batis is on sale for $1499 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama

Free B+W Circular Polarizer Filter w/4 Sony PRO E Lenses

A quartet of Sony PRO E system lenses are currently getting a FREE B+W Circular Polarizer MRC Filter at B&H Photo. The B&W is included automatically by B&H. Participating lenses are the 70-200/2.8 OSS, 100-400 GM OSS, 100/2.8 STF GM OSS and 85/1.4 GM.

Pre-orders begin for new Sony a7 III at 11am ET

Get your e-wallets ready if interested in this one! Pre-orders for the new Sony a7 III body only full frame Sony E-system camera will begin at 11am eastern today (Wednesday 2/28/18) at authorized Sony dealers for $2000 body only or $2200 with the 28-70 lens at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

You can see how it stacks up price-wise to the rest of the cameras using the:
+ 35mm full frame price charts
+ Mirrorless Price Charts
+ these were created before the a7 III was announced (that’s why it’s not in there; but it will be in the next iteration of these)

Tokina Firin 20mm f2 Manual Focus (Sony E) for $699

Among the latest new Lenses announced is an autofocus version of the Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE (Sony E system) lens, with the “AF” designator added to the model name. No price/availability details yet but B&H Photo has created a product page for it.

If autofocusing is not a high priority or you need a lens now, the first generation manual focus version of the lens is on sale for $699 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus (Sony E) for $535

This lightning deal expired…

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Pre-orders for new Sony a7 III start Wedn 11am ET

Sony has plenty of 35mm full frame cameras [see 35mm full frame price charts] but that’s not stopping them from revealing a brand new model! The Sony a7 III body only is now an official product and pre-orders of it will begin on Wednesday 2/28/18 at 11am eastern at authorized Sony dealers.

The starting price is $2000 for the body only, and $2200 for the kit with the 28-70mm lens. A listing for the camera is available at B&H Photo and Adorama with the pre-ordering option activating on Wednesday at 11am eastern.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page and has given mirrorless cameras a 7-1 lead over DSLRs in 2018.

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f2 FE Zero-D for $799 [Sony E]

Prime time among the B&H WPPI sales, the new condition Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for the Sony E-system is on sale for a limited time for $799 with free expedited shipping. A feast of primes for the Sony E-system!

Sony a7r II + Flashpoint Zoom R2 Flash for $2400

With the release of the new Sony a7r III, the a7r II body only dropped in price, currently going for $2400 [see 35mm Full Frame Price Charts], but that’s not all, Adorama is bundling it with a FREE Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight for Sony, together going for the same authorized dealer price of $2400 with free expedited shipping. This too is part of their WPPI specials.

(ENDED) Tue: Peak Design CaptureLENS for $50 (C/N/E), Dracast LED180 w/free Light Stand, iKAN 5″ OnC Monitor

These daily deals expired BUT for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $479 to $499 [E/X/EF-M]

Not faster than the speed of light, but getting close! The new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens is on sale as part of the WPPI festivities at B&H for $479 to $499 with free shipping depending on option. It is available in the Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M system. They also get 2% promotional rewards. The $479 price is for the black Sony E and silver Canon EF-M. The others go for $499.

Pre-order on Monday: Sony HVL-F60RM Wireless Flash and Battery Pack

A Trade Show Binge trilogy begins [see Trade Show Calendar], first with the WPPI in Vegas, then the Mobile World Congress in beautiful Barcelllllooooona, and finally the good old CP Plus in Tokyo where a new anime movie will premiere, Smartphone Titans eat point and shoot cameras 😉

Which brings us to another new product on the Sony front, available for pre-ordering on Monday February 26 at 11am eastern at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony HVL-F60RM Wireless Radio Flash for $600

+ Sony FA-EB1 External Battery Pack for $250

No Pre-Orders Yet: new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Sony E Full Frame)

Perhaps as a sign of the times, along with the new 70-210mm f4 Di VC, Tamron has announced the development of a new temptation for mirrorless! It is the brand new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for the 35mm full frame Sony E system. The lens is not available for pre-ordering yet (it doesn’t have a price attached to it) but B&H Photo has created a product page for it with the information revealed so far by Tamron.

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Sony a7 with 28-70 OSS and Rode PRO R Mic for $1000

We continue our Full Frame price-checking with the entry-point into the Sony 35mm FF a-series. The a7 body only dropped to $800 with the early February Sony instant savings wave, while the “take pictures with” kit with the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS dropped to $1000.

Fast forward to now, and the a7 with 28-70mm is getting a pretty useful freebie from Adorama, for the same price of $1000 they also include the new condition Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro R Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount.

The mic on its own goes for $230, eg B&H Photo and Amazon itself, so that’s a pretty good value!

Sony a7r II body with One Useful Freebie (Five Options)

The Sony Instant Savings of early February gave us plenty of Sony lens discounts and also Sony camera discounts but that’s not all. Some of the discounted cameras are also getting freebies now.

One such discounted camera was the Sony a7r II which is now down to $2400. It went for $2900 during our November 2017 Price charts. A $500 price drop, part of it of course because of the new $3200 a7r III. Sony has been staircasing the prices of the RX-series (they still haven’t discontinued any of those RAWsumers), so it makes sense they are doing this with their a-series as well.

Okay, too much mumbling, the point of this post is this, the a7r II body only goes for $2400 with free shipping and a variety of freebie options as follows:

+ at B&H Photo with 4TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive

+ at B&H Photo with Adobe Photographer Plan Creative Cloud 12-Month Subscription Kit

+ at Adorama with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 (stand alone version; not cloudy edition)

+ at Adorama with Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

+ at Adorama with various free accessories (32GB Extreme PRO, extra battery, etc) along with the new Corel software bundle (four on-topic software titles)

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): Sony a7r III Fast Start Class (WORLD PREMIERE)

Sony a7r III fans and curious bystanders! The day has arrived! Starting at 12pm eastern today, CreativeLIVE will have the world premiere (it is recording LIVE in front of a live studio audience) of the Sony a7r III Fast Start Class with John Greengo. The class will be free to watch during this promotional period and will repeat throughout the night until 12pm eastern of the next day (Wednesday in our case). If you like the class well enough that you want to watch again and again later on, they have it on a launch sale for $39.

If that’s not your cup, among the other On-AIR Schedule free-streaming classes on Tuesday is an Adobe Illustrator CC Drawing and Editing class and a DJ fundamentals. If you are or aspire to be a music or club or lifestyle photographer, it is not a bad idea to take a look at that class so you can better understand your subjects [if not already familiar with DJing]!

Coming up in the next few days
+ FEB-21: How to launch a Photography Business (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Foundations of Adobe XD (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB-21: Animal Photography (photographing animals I assume, not animals becoming photographers)
+ FEB-24: Photographing pets in the studio (herding cats tutorial?)
+ FEB-26: Alternative Processing in Photography
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the On-AIR Schedule

Open-box Sony 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 OSS lens for $170

Zoom-zoom E-photographers! BuyDIG is offering the open-box Sony 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens for $170 with free shipping until 2/22/18 or earlier if sold out. It is a while supplies last type of a promotion.

Speaking of Sony and BuyDIG, they are offering the open box Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder for $120 with free shipping. This too is a while supplies last type of a promotion.

Pre-order new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f2.4 lens (Sony E)

You can buy boxes and boxes of lox for the price of this new Loxia lens! Zeiss, like Voigtlander just did, has revealed a brand new prime lens for the Sony E-system. The new lens is the ZEISS Loxia 25mm f2.4 with a late March 2018 release estimate and a starting price of $1299 and available for pre-ordering for B&H Photo and Adorama

But that’s not all! This new lens has now been added to the Zeiss Loxia Lens Bundle which now includes five Zeiss primes with a transport case for $5987 with free shipping. This too is a pre-order! Adorama is offering an optional 12-month $499/month financing promotion on this, on approved credit and all that good stuff.

This new lens too has been added to the New Lenses of 2018.

Now shipping: Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 (Sony E) for $799

We have a new lens, and it’s already in-stock and ready to ship for Sony E-system photographers! It is the new Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 and it is in-stock for $799 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo!

This new lens has been added to the New Lenses of 2018. Also added is a new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART DG HSM, but the lens does not have a price yet, so there are obviously no pre-orders without a price.