Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle for $1649

The two Rokinon lightning deals go live at 7:05pm ET and 8:20pm ET tonight, but there’s more Rokinon action, not a lightning deal but a Black Friday bundle, the Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle is discounted to $1649 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon, Canon, Sony E and M43rds. That’s $412.50 per lens 🙂

Sony a7 body with extras for $798

35mm Full frame for $800! A new low as far as I can recall for a new condition camera from an authorized USA dealer! It’s the good old Sony a7 body only, down to $798 with free shipping at Adorama (with free accessories) and at B&H Photo (two free accessories) and at Amazon itself.

Full frame parties 🙂 This went for $1000 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the 35mm Full Frame Camera Price Charts.

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $449 (Sony E) or $479 (EF-M or Fuji X)

If bright primes are you thing, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens is on sale for $449 in the Sony E system, and $479 in the Fuji X or Canon EF-M in the black color schemes at B&H Photo, another one of their 110+ just launched Black Friday Sales.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $1105 [Sony E]

Mirrorless Zeiss action now, the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 lens is on sale for $1105 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The price on Wednesday was a very flowing $1234. This lens is only available in the Sony E system… For more action, check all the B&H Photo Black Friday sales

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Sony a7R II Body with One Serious Freebie (choices LR6, 4TB HDD, Creative Cloud, Tascam Mic) for $2398

The Sony a7r II was going for $2900 when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts two weeks ago, but the combination of the impending release of the a7r III and the various Instant Savings offers have dropped its price down to $2400 and that’s not all, you also get free items with purchase!

At B&H Photo, you have a choice of serious freebies: either a 4TB WD MyPassport External HDD or a free 1-Year Photographer Creative Cloud subscription.

At Adorama you have a choice of freebies as well, either Lightroom 6 software or Tascam DR-10S Mic or the customary bundle of photo accessories.

Amazon is stingy on the freebies (none) but if you pay for it with a Prime VISA you will get 5% as a statement credit (that’s $120).

Reminder: Sony a7r III expected November 30 for $3200

Reminder, lost in the Black Friday madness: the new deputy of the Sony E-system, coming in at $3200 [see Mirrorless Price Charts], the Sony a7r III is scheduled to be released on Thursday November 30 in 2017 with pre-orders accepted at Amazon by Amazon actual and Adorama and B&H Photo.

I will integrate it in the Stock Status Tracker after Cyber Monday madness cools off.

If you are not mesmerized by the a7r III or its starting price, there are sales on the a7S II, for $2500 you can get it with the Rokinon 35/2.8 FE or for $2400 you can get the a7S II body only.

(ENDED) Meike 35mm f1.7 (Sony E) sale

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Sony a6500 with 16-50mm and Sigma 30/1.4 DC DN for $1469

The Sony a6500 dropped to $1200 body only or $1300 with the 16-50mm as part of this week’s Instant Savings madness.

BUT IF you want to buy the Sony a6500 with 16-50mm kit and a prime lens too, more specifically the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN (E-mount of course), you get them together as a bundle for $1469 at Just add to cart and proceed to checkout. No coupons, no rebates.

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN lens on its own goes for $339 with freebies at Adorama or with 4% rewards at B&H Photo.

So with the BuyDIG bundle, you are adding the 30/1.4 lens for $170 more, half off its on-its-own price.

Sony a7S II body with Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE for $2500

The Sony a7S II body only is now down to $2400 BUT if you also want to buy a prime lens, more specifically the Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE (IO35AF-E) autofocus lens, you can get them together as a bundle for $2500 with free shipping at No coupon needed, just add to cart and checkout.

Sony a7S II Body down to $2400 (with freebies)

The Sony a7S II body only went for $2700 a couple of weeks when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts. This week’s Instant Savings Madness dropped the price down to $2400 at authorized dealers with the option of various freebies:

+ At Adorama (keep paging down to see them all) you get either a free Lightroom 6 OR free Tascam Shotgun Mic OR the usual free accessories

+ At B&H Photo you can get a 4TB WD External HDD or a Rode Video Mic (the other free option on the listing)

+ At Amazon various 3rd-party sellers are offering their own bundles

Sony a6500 body only drops to $1200 [corrected]

CORRECTION 11/20/17 the blog post title originally said $1100 instead of $1200. Those sneaky $1199 prices still trick me 🙁

The Sony a6500 body went for $1500 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts but as of today’s massive Instant Savings madness, it is now down to $1200 with free shipping at authorized dealers as follows:

+ At Amazon where you can also see all the instant savings bundles with participating lenses; 5% cashback with Prime VISA or Prime Store card

+ At Adorama with free Corel software, 16GB SD, 24/7 TC holster, etc

+ At B&H Photo with a 64GB Sandisk SDXC card and shoulder bag

On the same listings shown above at the above retailers you will find the “a6500 with 16-50mm” kit going for $1300, and the two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) going for $1450, and the “with 18-105” for $1750, and the “with 16-70” for $2100.

SLR Magic Cine E-mount: 25/1.4 for $299, 35/1.2 for $300, 50/1.1 for $279, 75/1.4 for $299

Bright primes have their own cult following, after all, photography is all about the light! A number of SLR Magic Cine E-mount primes are now on sale as follows:

+ 25mm f1.4 for $299 at B&H Photo

+ 35mm f1.2 FE for $300 at B&H Photo

+ 50mm f1.1 for $279 at B&H Photo

+ 75mm f1.4 FE for $299 at B&H Photo

+ yes, it still doesn’t get old, a company named “SLR Magic” that mostly makes mirrorless gear 🙂

Rokinon 12mm f2 for $284 [X, m43, E]

Prime time now, the Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 Ultra Wide lens is on sale for $284 with free shipping in the Fuji X system, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E in the silver color scheme at Adorama (with 2% rewards) and at Amazon.

We’ve been posting a lot more, if you don’t want to go through the blog archives, you can also check our running Black Friday Deals summary.

New Lens Instant Savings: Fuji, Tokina, Nikon, Canon, Zeiss

A number of new lens instant savings promotions are running at the moment! You can find them nicely organized at Adorama as follows:

+ Fuji X System: 58 options

+ Tokina (mostly Canon and Nikon): 17 options

+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses: 38 lenses and three flashes

+ Nikon F lenses: 9 options

+ Zeiss Batis and Loxia: 8 options

+ Panasonic M43 Lenses: 31 options

BUT that’s not all! There’s more instant savings from other manufacturers as well, rounded up separately: Pentax, Olympus, Rokinon, Samyang and of course Shiguma (Sigma).

5% off 18 Zeiss Lenses with coupon (E/C/N]

Good until 11/22/17, coupon code ZEISS5 (ZEISS and the number 5) get you 5% off eighteen Zeiss lenses at BuyDig. Options include lenses from the Batis, Loxia, and Otus lines. Most of them are Sony E-mount, with the rest Nikon F and Canon EF.

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Extras for $998

A loaded entry-point bundle in the Sony E-system, the Sony a6300 camera with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses and some free accessories is currently going for $998 with free shipping at a couple of authorized Sony dealers as follows:

At Adorama you get the Corel software bundle (five titles), a Lowepro Format 140 shoulder bag, a 16GB SD card, a memory card wallet, a cleaning kit, a Tiffen 40.5mm UV filter and a Pro-Optic 49mm UV filter (two lenses are included in the bundle, so that’s why you get two different filters). You also earn $40~ in promotional rewards to be spent in future Adorama purchases.

Optionally, when you expand the yellow “Special Offers” section, there is an option to add to this bundle the 1-year Adobe Photographer Creative Cloud subscription for $100 instead of its regular price of $120.

At B&H Photo this offer has a 11/11/17 at 11:59pm ET expiration date. The freebies included are a 64GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDXC memory card and an extra 3rd-party (Pawa) battery and a Ruggard Onyx 25 shoulder bag.

Sony a7r body only for $1848

There are plenty of Sony 35mm full frame cameras these days. One of the older ones, the Sony a7r body only currently goes for $1900 in new condition at authorized dealers, but it looks like a 3rd-party seller has triggered Amazon’s own price bots to drop the price to $1848 sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.

Deciding which one of all these to get, that’s another story for another day…

Sony a6000 two-lens kit with your choice of freebies for $748

Choices! There are two Sony a6000 two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) bundles offered for $748 with free shipping and your choice of various free accessories:

+ BuyDig offers for FREE a Canon PIXMA MG-3620 printer and a 128GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC card and Corel Paintshop Pro X8 software

+ Adorama offers the Corel software bundle (five titles including Aftershot and Paintshop), a 3-filter kit, a Lowepro Format 140 camera bag, 16GB SD card, and cleaning kit

5% off on select Zeiss Batis and Loxia lenses [Sony E]

5% off may be a small percentage, but when it comes to actual Zeiss lenses, 5% is not pocket change 🙂 Adorama has select Zeiss Batis and Loxia lenses on sale for 5% off.

Batis lenses participating are the 18/2.8 for $1424, the 25/2 for $1234 [that’s a flowing number], the 85/1.8 for $1139 and the 135/2.8 with an “add to cart” discount.

Loxia lenses (lox not included) are the 21/2.8 for $1424, the 35/2.8 for $1234, the 50/2 for $899, and the 85/2.4 for $1329.

All these are Sony E-mount lenses. See them all at the Adorama Zeiss Savings page.

Pre-order new Sony a7r III Camera and FE 24-105 f4G OSS lens

Mirrorless temptations of the full frame kind here we come! The new Sony a7r III (third generation) 35mm full frame mirrorless camera, along with the 24105mm f4G OSS FE lens are now available for pre-ordering at various authorized dealers:

+ Sony a7r III body for $3200 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ B&H has a couple of lens bundles as well, with 24-105 for $4500, and with 24-70 for $5400
+ release estimate is late November 2017

+ Sony FE 24-105mm f4G OSS for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ the FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS has a product page created at B&H Photo but there is no price, so there can be no pre-orders

These three have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 tracking page. Thanks to the a7r, “Team Mirrorless” has scored another goal, giving them an 11-8 lead over “Team DSLR”!

Pre-Orders for new Sony a7 III and FE 24-105/4G OSS Start on Thursday

Sony is doing the Apple thing with two phase announcements. Today they revealed their new Sony a7 III camera ($3200) and 24-105 f4 G OSS FE lens ($1300). Pre-orders for these begin on Thursday. I will post a new post once they become available for pre-ordering. Sony is also developing a 400mm f2.8 GM OSS lens, but there is no price for this lens, so it may not be available for pre-ordering tomorrow.

Vello Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter for $199

If you are certain you understand the trade-offs of this product and it will work with your intended camera gear, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Vello Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter for $199 with free expedited shipping. There is a compatibility chart PDF file linked to from the B&H product page.

Sony iLC and Fixed Lens Camera Instant Savings

Sony has launched another instant savings promotion featuring various iLC and Fixed lens cameras, some of which get free extra accessories included by B&H. Click on “Load More” over there to see all the options. A total of 23 cameras are included, but no Michael Jordan 🙂

Various Rokinon Xeen Cine Primes for $1795 each (EF, F, M43, E, PL)

$1795 is the magical price for a number of Rokinon Xeen Profesional Cine Manual Focus lenses at Adorama for a limited time. The following lenses go for $1795 each:

+ 14mm T3.1, 16mm T2.6
+ 20mm T1.9, 24mm T1.5
+ 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5
+ 85mm T1.5, 135mm T2.2

The lenses are available in the following mounts:
+ DSLR: Nikon F, Canon EF
+ Mirrorless: M43, Sony E
+ PL mount
+ all options are nicely organized by lens, in ascending focal length order at Adorama

Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for $999 (E)

Hide your E-wallets E-system E-photographers, a prime temptation wants to take a macro look into your wallet! The new condition Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for the Sony E-System is on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo

For more action, check their Featured Sales.

PS: B&H too has a 1-Day Sandisk Sale which more or less mirrors the Amazon Gold Box deal. So if you need even more units at the same price, you have two places to buy them from.

(ENDED) Sony a6500 body only drops to $1218

As of a 10/17/17 AM re-check, this sale is over; the camera is back to $1400…

A Clash of the Shopping Titans! The new condition Sony a6500 body only is currently on sale for the very specific price of $1218 with free shipping at Walmart by Walmart itself and also at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).

Both places have open marketplaces, so make sure you pay attention to who the actual seller in the listings you are looking at is [such a tortured sentence!]. The new condition price at other dealers is $1400 (eg Adorama).

(ENDED) Sony 50mm f1.8 (SEL50F18) for $209 [E]

As of a 10/10/17 re-check, this sale ended…

The new condition Sony 50mm f1.8 (E) lens, model SEL50F18, in the black color scheme, is currently on sale for a limited time for $209 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three per customer.

This is an old fashioned Amazon sale, not a lightning deal. There is no ticking clock on the offer, so expiration time/date is unknown.

FREE Sony HVL-F60M Flash and Extras with Sony a9 purchase

A new promotion is now running for the Sony a9 full frame mirrorless cameras! For the same price of $4500, you can get the Sony HVL-F60M Wireless Flash for FREE. This is a $550 flash, that’s a freebie that’s worth 12% the price of the camera. But that’s not all. Some retailers are adding freebies of their own in addition to the free Sony flash:

At B&H Photo you also get a free SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card.

At Adorama you also get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC card, Lowepro 140 camera bag, Corel software, 3Pod table-top tripod, memory card wallet, Flashpoint remote, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II for $249 (Sony E, Canon EF-M) or $259 (Fuji X)

If you are a fan of the Sony E system, it’s your lucky lens day! The new condition Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II lens in either the silver or the black color scheme is on sale for $249 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The options for other systems vary. The Canon EF-M is also going for $249 at Amazon and Adorama, while the Fuji X version goes for $259 at B&H Photo.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (Sony E) with $49 Rewards for $1234

Learning to count is the sale price of the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E Mount lens, it currently goes for $1234 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $49 in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo for a limited time.

UPDATE but that’s not all! A total of eight Zeiss E-mount lenses are on sale, you can see them all and their prices at B&H Photo including Batis and Loxia lenses with prices ranging from $899 to $1899.

(ENDED) Sunday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E-Mount for $599

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SLR Magic: 8mm f4 [m43] for $199, 50mm f1.1 Cine (E) for $299

A couple of SLR Magic bang for the buck lenses are currently on sale!

In the world of Micro Four Thirds, the new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 goes for $199 at B&H Photo and $200 at Adorama with free shipping and handling.

In the world of Sony E, the new condition SLR Magic 50mm F1.1 Cine Lens lens goes for $299 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Imported Sony a7R II Body with 1-YR Seller Warranty for $2140

The Sony a7R II body only goes for $2500 at authorized dealers which are bundling it with useful freebies (eg, Lightroom 6 or 4TB Western Digital external HDD). But if you prefer a lower price instead…

… to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” (99.2%, New York) is offering the Sony a7R II body in imported grey-market new condition with a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA) for $2140 with free shipping. Limit three per customer. Over 1300 units have been sold from this listing according to the eBay stats.

FREE to Watch NOW: Sony a9 Fast Start Class (until Wedn 12pm ET)

All apologies, because of technical difficulties I couldn’t post it early in the AM! Running now until Wednesday 11:50am ET is another John Greego “Fast Track” camera class, this one focused on the Sony a9. The class is FREE to Watch during this promotional period.

After the free-viewing period ends, if you want to watch it again, you have to either purchase it or waiting for a future free-viewing promotion.

Speaking of Fast Start classes, starting on Thursday 9/28/17 at 12pm ET is a Fuji X-T20 Fast Start Class.

You can see all classes eligible for Free Viewing at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule.

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

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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

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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.