Free 4TB WD External HDD with Sony a7R II or a7S II

For a limited time (until 9/30/17 PM), B&H Photo is bundling a FREE 4TB Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive with the purchase of select Sony a-series full frame cameras at their regular prices: the Sony a7S II Body Only goes for $2500 with free expedited shipping, while the Sony a7R II Body Only goes for $2500 with free expedited shipping.

If you don’t want/need a 4TB external HDD, there are alternative options for freebies with purchase at the same prices of $2500 and $2800 respectively:

At Adorama, the Sony a7S II Body Only freebie options include Lightroom 6 OR a Tascam DR-10SG Shotgun Mic OR a bundle of photo-accessories including the Corel software bundle.

At Adorama, the Sony a7R II Body Only freebie options include Lightroom 6 OR a Tascam DR-10S Mic OR a bundle of photo-accessories including the Corel software bundle.

Speaking of Adorama, for a limited time, they are offering the new condition Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation) for $134 with free shipping.

Used Bower 14mm T3.1 Cine for $140 [Sony E/NEX]

Back to the Bargain BIN deep cuts, the Bower Super-Wide 14mm T3.1 Digital Cine Lens for Sony E (NEX), model SLY14VDSE, is available in “USED – Like New” condition, with a more detailed description and a gallery of pictures of the used item, going for $147 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. This is the only option that’s available at this price!

PS: the one 1-star review there is from someone who received the wrong model.

Sony a9 Trade-IN promotion expires 9/30/17

Sony’s Trade-IN promotion towards a Sony a9 is running September 30, 2017, that’s less than two weeks away. You can see all eligible cameras you can trade-in (your own used cameras) towards the a9, and learn more at the promotion at the B&H Photo Sony Trade-IN page

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine ED AS IF UMC for $500 (Canon, Nikon, M43, Sony E) [updated]

The new condition Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine ED AS IF UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $500 with free expedited shipping and $10~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, and the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mirrorless systems.

This is among the latest B&H Featured Sales

(ENDED) Tuesday: Vello Battery Grips for various Canon, Nikon, and Other Systems for $50 to $605

These daily deals expired but for more action, check their Featured Sales

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(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: 7Artisans 25mm f1.8 MF (E-mount) and Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are over 50 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of accessories are running throughout the day.

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(ENDED) 7Artisans 25mm f1.8 Manual Focus lens (Sony APS-C E-mount) for $59

This lightning deal expired…

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Imported Sony a6300 w/16-50mm for $830

The Sony a6300 with 16-50mm goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Sony USA dealers who are bundling it with various free accessories such as Adorama and B&H Photo.

But if you are comfortable with new condition imported grey-market cameras with a 1-year seller warranty (instead of a Sony USA warranty), then off to the eBay Deals we go, where you can get the camera as mentioned in this paragraph for $830 with free shipping by 6ave’s eBay store (New Jersey, 98.9%).

For a refresher on mirrorless prices, check the July 2017 edition of the Mirrorless Price Charts.

PS: if you are eligible for this offer, don’t forget to first activate the 8% eBay Bucks promotion. This would be a serious rewards amount, that’s around $66 to spend in the future on eBay (through the eBay Bucks rewards program).

Rokinon 50mm f1.2 (E) for $379

Sony E-shooters, the E-system version of the Rokinon 50mm f1.2 is on sale for $379 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The other systems go for more.

For more B&H offers, check their Featured Sales.

Sony 28mm f2 FE with Many Freebies for $398

Prime time for Sony FE shooters, the new condition Sony 28mm f/2 FE lens is bundled with a handful of freebies at Adorama while still going for its standard authorized dealer price of $398 with free shipping: the Corel software bundle (five titles, including two photo and one video), a 49mm Digital Essential Filters Kit with case, a medium soft lens case, a lens wrap, and a cleaning kit.

OPTIONALLY when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section, you have the combined purchase option to add Elements 15 to your order for +$39 (Photoshop or Premiere) or you can add the bundle of the two for +$69.

Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E) with FREE Focus Shifter and more for $1398

The Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS for the E-mount goes for $1398 at authorized Sony USA dealers. For the same price, Adorama is including the following FREE items:

  • FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus & Rack Focus (goes for $49 on its own)
  • Corel software bundle
  • 72mm Pro Optic Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • cleaning kit

Now shipping: Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM

Hide your wallet behind a frame. A full frame! The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $2198 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

For more new arrivals, check the In-Stock Alerts category.

Sony E-System Lens Instant Savings (25 options)

Sunday is here and with it we have new manufacturer-initiated instant savings, including on this handful of Sony E-System Lenses and assorted accessories (flashes, battery grip, underwater case). A total of 25 products are participating in this promotion.

Rokinon AF 35mm f2.8 FE for $299 (Sony E)

But wait, there are more Rokinon lenses. The new condition Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E-mount is on sale for a limited time for $299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. As the “AF” in the model name suggests, this is an Auto Focus lens.

Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 CINE Lens with $190 Rewards for $1900 [C/N/E/m43/PL]

We begin a Rokinon Trilogy of posts today, starting with the new condition Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 professional CINE lens on sale for $1900 and earning 10% promotional rewards (about $190 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, the M43rds and Sony E mirrorless systems, and the video-friendly PL mount.

PS: the same price is available at Amazon but no 10% promotional rewards.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye for $399 [C/N/K/E]

No auto-focusing magic with this lens, it is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens on sale for $399 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama. Some options earn 2% promotional rewards. This is a limited time offer. It is available in the Canon, Nikon (chipped) and Pentax K SLR systems, and in the Sony E mirrorless.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus for $630 (Sony E)

E-mount photographers who are Rokinon fans are lucky because Rokinon has discovered auto-focusing technology for some of their FE lenses. One such lens is the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus lens currently on sale for $630 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 3).

Sony a9 body with FREE 128GB and 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC cards for $4500

The sony a9 body only mirrorless full frame camera goes for $4500 at authorized dealers. At the moment, Adorama is bundling two Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II Class 10 U3 SDXC Memory Card, Up to 300MB/s Read and Up to 260MB/s Write Speed. One is 128GB, and the other is 32GB. You also get free Overnight shipping which is nice for a flagship camera, you don’t want it lingering around in shiplandia.

Sony PXW-FS5 4K XDCAM for $4749, w/18-105 for $5249

A new instant savings promotion running throughout August 2017 offers the new condition Sony PXW-FS5 4K XDCAM Body Only for $4749 with free expedited shipping, or bundled with the 18-105mm f4G OSS lens for $5249. This camera uses a Super 35 CMOS Sensor… Optionally, Adorama offers financing opportunities, check the “Take Note” section on the product page over there for details…

In-Stock Now: Samyang 35mm f2.8 AutoFocus (Sony E)

If you like auto focusing technology and Samyang/Rokinon lenses, and you are part of the Sony E System, the Samyang 35mm f2.8 AutoFocus lens is now in-stock and shipping for $399 at B&H Photo and Adorama and by Adorama on Amazon.

Or if you prefer the Rokinon brand, the Rokinon flavor is also in-stock for the same price including Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Imported Sony a6000 with 16-50mm for $560

Sony has many options now-a-days in the E-mount, both APS-C and full frame cameras, just look at all the Sonys in the Mirrorless Price Chart. If of all those options you are settled on the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm, it currently goes for $650 at authorized Sony USA dealers, which are allowed to add a handful of free accessories such as Adorama.

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras, then to the eBay Deals we go, where RedTag Camera is offering this kit as imported grey-market for $560 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is no warranty included.

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Sony a6500 Online Class

If you have a Sony a6500 or you are Sony a6500 curious, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Tuesday 7/25/17), the CreativeLIVE Sony a6500 Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Wednesday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 24 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular). Lesson #1 is available as a free download if you want to test how it works/looks on your PC, tablet or phone.

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ July 27: Nikon D5600
+ July 28: Canon D-Rebel T7i
+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Sony a6500 w/16-50 f3.5-5.6 OSS PZ and 64GB SDXC and Bag and Extra Battery for $1500

The Sony a6500 [which I forgot to include in the original Mirrorless Price Chart but was added in the revised edition thanks to corrections from our readers] with 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS PZ goes for $1500 at the Best Buy “Black Friday” but their offer has been “defeated” by B&H Photo which includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, an extra Watson battery and a Shoulder Bag for the same price, versus Best Buy’s only one free accessory (a basic Sony-branded camera case).

Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 (C or N Lenses to E Cameras)

We have a bit of a mini theme, a trio of lens adapters and converters of sorts. We start with the ones that using magic (or mayhaps science) to offer autofocusing. It is a sale on two Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 each. These allow you to connect a Nikon F or Canon EF lens to a Sony E-mount camera. Check specs and reviews and forums if you are not familiar with the trade-offs of these. This is a limited time promotion (I do not know when it expires).

(ENDED) Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DS (Sony E) for $240

This lightning deal expired but Rokinon lenses are recurring at the Gold Box, so I’m sure more of them will return at unspecified points in time in the future…

Oops, this one was hidden in the convoluted way Amazon product pages with multiple options are presented. Also good until 2:15am ET on Saturday is the Sony E mount version of the Rokinon Cine DS DS85M-NEX 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC Full Frame Cine Wide Angle Lens for Sony E for $240 with free shipping.

(ENDED) Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 Full Frame Auto Focus (Sony E) for $399

This lightning deal expired, and it was very close to selling out completely right before it expired…

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(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount for $489

This Prime-Day offer expired…

We have another serious lens in the Prime Day Lightning Deals, ending by 11:19pm ET on Tuesday, the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus Lens for Sony E-Mount going for $489 with free shipping. The price before the sale is $659. This is only available for the Sony E system. Yes, this is an Auto Focus lens, a miracle of modern Rokinon engineering 🙂

(ENDED) Samyang 12mm f2 for $254 (Sony E)

This offer ended…

Another one of today’s busy Lightning Deals of the Amazon Gold Box is currently live, good until 2:05pm ET today, the Samyang SY12M-E-BK 12mm F2.0 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Sony E is on lightning deal for $254~ in the silver color scheme. The listing for the black color scheme appears to be confused (most likely sold out) in terms of the lightning deal offer. The price before the sale was $319 last night.

(ENDED) Rokinon 135mm f2 for $375 (Sony E-mount) [ends Mon 2pm ET]

This offer ended…

The Gold Box widget had pointed to the Canon EF version of the Rokinon 135mm f2 lens when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule last night, but now that the promotion has gone live, it turns out it is ONLY the Sony E-mount version that is a lightning deal, going for $375 with free shipping until 2:05pm ET today! Since it is “hidden” like that from Gold Box viewers, it has no chances of selling out before its expiration 🙂

20% off Rokinon 85mm f1.4 coupon: Pentax K for $207, Canon, M43, Fuji X for $232, Sony A or E for $240, Etc

The Rokinon Lens Coupon Party continues with the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 at Amazon. After the clip-on coupon is factored in, the prices drop to $207 in Pentax K, $232 in Canon and Fuji X, and M43rds, and $240 in Sony A and Sony E and Olympus Four Thirds, and $263 in Canon AE and Nikon AE.

The Nikon and Samsung NX options are sold out and cannot be ordered. Offer expires 7/11/17 PM (or earlier for any options that sell out and cannot be ordered).

Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for $375 (Four Thirds), $391 (Fuji X), $400 (M43rds), $440 (Nikon, Canon, Sony E) after coupon

More clip-on lens coupon action at Amazon, it is the Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 lens dropping 20% off its current price when you clip-on the coupon. This must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. After the coupon is factored it, the prices drop to $375 in Four Thirds (yes, the DSLR system), $391 in Fuji X, $400 in Micro Four Thirds, and $440 in Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and the Sony E system. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $240 (Canon or Sony E) after coupon

The Rokinon Lens Coupon party continues at Amazon with another 20% off clip-on coupon for the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Sony E) dropping from $300 to $240 after the clip-on coupon. Per the shopping cart, this is restricted to Prime members. The restriction is on the purchase of the lens, which obviously blocks the use of the coupon for non-Prime members. Coupon expires 7/11/17 PM.

Also eligible for this 20% off clip-on coupon is the Canon DSLR version dropping from $300 to $240. Same expiration date.

20% off Lens Coupon: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine drop Nikon to $320, M43rds to $342, Canon and Sony E for $400

The Rokinon coupon party continues. This clip-on coupon is a 20% off the current price of this Rokinon lens, which must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It is the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine lens dropping for the Nikon to $320, for the M43rds to $342, and for the Canon F and Sony E to $400. Coupon expires 7/11/17.

In-Stock Now: Sony FE 12-24mm f4G

Speaking of FE lenses, another one is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G going for $1698 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

In-Stock Now: Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus (Sony E)

Maybe they were fans of Rocky, so they named themselves Rokinon (probably not?). Regardless, their new Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for the Sony E-system is in-stock and ready to ship for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, AF means what it means, Rokinon has discovered Auto Focusing technology 🙂

For more action, check their Featured Sales

Sony a5000 with 16-50 for $379

The Sony a5000 is on its way out, but if of all the Sony E-system cameras, it is this the one you want, it is currently on sale, with the 16-50mm lens, in the black color scheme, for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Resurrection Ship: Sony SLT-A99V Body for $1998

The Cylon DSLR Resurrection must be in orbit, hiding on the dark side of the moon, because the good old Sony a99V body only SLT dSLR has re-materialized at Amazon by Amazon itself in “temporarily out of stock” status. This is of interest only to those who may have been specifically hunting for this particular camera in new condition. It is a 2012 model.

PS: this post may appear random and out of the blue ~ there is a reason for it ~ this camera surfaced while I was price-checking cameras for the upcoming July 2017 edition of the “Price Charts” 🙂

Sony a7 Body (first gen) for $948

We haven’t mentioned this milestone on this blog yet, but thanks to a $50 instant savings promotion, we officially have a 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in new condition at authorized dealers going for under $1000. It is the Sony a7 body only (first generation), going for $948 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Rokinon Cine T1.5 Prime Bundle (24, 35, 50, 85) for $1749 (Nikon) to $1799 (m43) to $1899 (C, E)

Speaking of video related matters, the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Prime bundle is on sale until 6/30/17 at B&H Photo with sale prices varying by mount. The Nikon F goes for $1749, M43rds go for $1799, the Canon EF and Sony E go for $1899.

The bundle consists of these four T1.5 Cine Rokinon lenses: the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.

Pre-order new Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8 in eight systems

Lenses can have baby, and once they start doing so, they start multiplying like bunnies. Which brings us to a new Lensbunny, oops, I mean, Lensbaby, it is the Velvet 85mm f1.8 with a pre-order price of $500 and available in eight different systems, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, and …Samsung NX.

They are available for pre-order at Adorama and at B&H Photo.

Various Rokinon Lenses on sale (four options)

For a limited time, Adorama has a quartet of Rokinon lenses on sale as follows. The very specific mount options of each lens are on sale, not all mount options for each lens.

+ Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF-Mount for $420

+ Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens in Nikon Mount for $350

+ Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Manual Focus Lens for Sony E Mount in Silver for $350

+ Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Focus for Olympus E Series DSLRs for $300
+ this is a Four Thirds DSLR lens

Monday (E-mount): SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 for $279, 75mm f1.4 FE for $349

Good until Monday 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is running an SLR Magic lens sale for the E-mount including the SLR Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 Lens for $279 with free expedited shipping.

On the same listing you will also find that the SLR Magic Cine 75mm f/1.4 FE Lens is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping.

Sony a6500 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Extra 64GB SDXC, Battery, Bag for $1594

This is an interesting mix of an advanced APS-C camera with two kit lenses, but if you have use for them or plan to gift/sell/trade the lens(es) you don’t need, this is a value play. “This” being the Sony a6500 bundled with the 16-50mm and 50-210mm lenses, along with three free extras, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, a free Watson extra battery, and a free Ruggard shoulder bag, all together going for $1594 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Sony a5000 with 16-50mm and Extra Battery for $379

If of all the Sony mirrorless APS-C cameras it is the A5000 with the 16-50mm the one you want, in new condition, you can get in the black or silver color schemes for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a free Watson additional battery included. The white color scheme goes for the same price but does not include a free Watson battery.

Sony a6500 with 16-50 and 55-210 and various freebies for $1594

Accessories time! If you are interested in the Sony a6500 with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, it is bundled with a variety of accessories for $1594 with free shipping as follows:

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, a Watson extra battery, and a Ruggard shoulder bag.

At Amazon, sold and shipped by Focus Camera (but at Prime-like speed for Prime members) you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, two Wasabi batteries (do not eat!), a 3rd-party two-slot charger, a Tiffen UV filter, and a Focus Camera branded bag with trinkety accessories inside (cleaning kit, card reader, etc).

PS: the Adorama website is currently down so I can’t check there.

Rokinon Sale: 16mm f2 for $319, 10mm f2.8 for $349, 24m f3.5 Tilt Shift for $679 [various mount options]

More B&H action, this time it is a Rokinon Lens Instant savings sale featuring 16 different options in various mounts as follows:

+ 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS for $319 in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji X, M43 Sony E

+ 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS fro $349 in Pentax K, Samsung NX (!), Fuji X, M43, Canon
+ Nikon version for $399

+ 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift ED AS UMC for $679 in Sony E, Canon, Nikon and Pentax

+ they also earn 2% promotional rewards

Preorder Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9 (Sony E)

Fuji may have its own systems but they are not stopping with their lens making of other systems. Their new Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9 Lens for the Sony E-system in the Super 35 format is now available for pre-order for $3999 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Sony a6500 Class at CreativeLIVE (Free to Watch LIVE)

UPDATE: the live recording of this class ended…

Streaming LIVE today for FREE is a “Sony a6500 Fast Start” class with John Greengo at CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes. While the class is recording live, it is FREE to watch for all.

You can page further down the page to see other upcoming free-streaming classes. Of camera interest, there is a Nikon D5600 Fast Start class starting June 7, a Canon 77D Fast Start on July 6, and a D-Rebel T7i Fast Start on July 7. You can also filter the upcoming classes by clicking on the gray horizontal tabs over there.

Sony a99 II Body + Steadicam Merlin 2 for $3368

Good until Tuesday night, B&H Photo is offering the Sony a99 II body only bundled with the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System, together for $3368 with free expedited shipping.

The a99 ii body only goes for $3200 on its own, while the Steadicam goes for $270 on its own (it’s on sale too), so based on current prices, you are getting a combined purchase discount of $100.

Now shipping: Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 Lens (Sony E)

Prime your wallets! The new Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 (Sony E-mount) lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.

PS: if you are a Prime member and pay with a Prime Store credit card or Chase VISA credit card, you earn a 5% statement credit, which is a cool $100 in this case.