Current Sony Instant Savings expire 10/1/16

The current iteration of the Sony Instant Savings featuring Mirrorless and SLR lenses along with system accessories (flashes, grips, etc) is set to expire on October 1st, 2016. You can see the current choices nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with $28 rewards for $699 (Fuji X, Sony E)

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.

(ENDED) Tuesday: Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for $220 (C/N/E)

This daily deal ended… 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

Sony Alpha Lens and Accessories Instant Savings (over 40 options)

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.

Pre-order Zeiss Loxia Prime Bundle with Transport Case for $4228 (21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2)

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.

In-stock now: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $1499

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.

Pre-order new Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus for $849 (E-mount)

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.

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 with $28 Rewards for $700 (Fuji X, Sony E)

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.

In-stock now: Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E for $699

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.

(ENDED) Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for $279 (E/m43/X/NX)

This daily deal expired… 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 now: Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full-Frame E-mount for $130

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.

Pre-order Rokinon 50mm f1.4 FE Autofocus (GASP!) for $699

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…

Pre-order new Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 for $2500

Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…

(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]

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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).