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.

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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.

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.

Sony a6000 body only drops to $500 at multiple authorized dealers

Last week the Sony a6000 body went on sale for $450 for a short time at Amazon, while its regular price was $550. This week, the “official” price has now dropped to $500 at various authorized Sony retailers that include a variety of freebies at BuyDig and Adorama and B&H Photo. The price is $500 at Amazon itself and others at Amazon but no freebies there.

Open-box Sony a7R II body with 1yr warranty for $3000 (was $2700)

UPDATE (9/30/15 PM): as of this check, the price jumped from $2700 to $3000…

Flagship action too at the eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony reseller) is offering the open-box Sony A7R II body only with a one year Sony warranty for $3000 [was $2700] with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

The description there has it as “New-Other” condition with this explanation:

“This item includes all original packaging and comes with a full 1 Year Sony USA Warranty. Box was opened and simply not able to be sold as Brand New”

At new condition, this goes for $3200 at authorized retailers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon.

Trade-In Bonus of up to $250 towards Sony a7 series cameras or full frame E-lenses

Adorama is running another Trade-In Promotion good until 10/31/15. You trade-in one digital interchangeable-lens camera or lens, and receive a trade-in bonus of up to $250, in addition to the trade-in value of your gear. The trade-in bonus can be used towards the purchase of a new Sony a7 series digital camera or full frame E-mount.

Per the short instructions there, you fill in the short form on their website. Then they give you a trade-in code. You use that towards the purchase the a7 series camera or FF E-mount lens of your choice. In parallel, you send them your old camera/lens you agreed to trade-in.

Pre-order new Rokinon 50/1.2 & 21/1.4 {m43, X, E, EF-M}

Rokinon has two new lenses for mirrorless camera systems available for pre-order with an early October 2015 release estimate. It is the 21mm f1.4 with a $500 starting price, and the 50mm f1.2 with a $550 starting price. They are available for the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount and Canon EF-M mirrorless systems. Some mounts get two colors per lens. More details via B&H Photo where they are available for pre-ordering (12 options).

These two new lenses were added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracker.

Get All Three Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 Primes for $5985 (C/N/E/m43/PL)

The previously mentioned deal has now gone live. You can get all three Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Cine lenses (24mm, 50mm, 85mm) for $5985 if you buy them together as a bundle in the same mount at Adorama. This is thanks to a $1500 off combined purchase discount, vs a $300 off discount if you buy each lens on its own. It is available in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount.

Pre-orders accepted nao for Sony a7S II for $3000

It’s Thursday 9/17/15, and among many other things, this means authorized Sony dealers are now allowed to accept pre-orders for the all new Sony a7S II E-mount full framer for $3000. You can do so at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself. The release estimate is October 16 (2015).

This expired: Speaking of B&H Photo, their current deal of the day (ends by Thur 11:59pm ET) are the old school AKG K240 Studio headphones for $50 with free shipping.

Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 primes down to $2200 (C/N/E/PL/m43) [update: Nikon discounted too!]

The new Rokinon theme song, o/~ Here I am, Rock-inon you like a hurricane o/~. With that nonsense out of the way, if you are interested in the new Rokinon Xeen Cine T1.5 lenses (24mm, 50mm and 85mm) available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, Sony E-mounts, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mount, they have their first wave of discounting. If you buy one lens, you get $300 off instant savings… UPDATE: the Nikon F mount, version is now discounted as well!

You can find these at Adorama as follows:

+ Rokinon Xeen lenses (individual lenses, 15 options)
+ all individual lenses for $2200 each – including the Nikons [updated]

+ the sale below has now gone live (update 3:45pm ET)
+ But if you buy all three lenses (of the same mount), you get $1500 off instant savings (the Nikon F mount bundle gets the discount).
+ Xeen Three Lens Bundles for $7485 total (in the five aforementioned mounts, including Nikon)

In-stock nao: Kipon Baveyes Lens Adapter (Canon EOS Lenses To Sony E-Mount) with Auto Focus (0.7x Optic Adapter Focal Reducer) for $408

If you love mixing and matching camera gear of different mounts, the Kipon Baveyes Lens Adapter from Canon EOS Lenses To Sony E-Mount with Auto Focus – (0.7x Optic Adapter Focal Reducer) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $408 with free expedited shipping at Adorama’s website.

Free Audio Technica Mic with select Canon, Sony iLCs and Fuji X100T, Pana GH4 cameras (17 options)

Adorama is bundling a free Audio Technica mic with the purchase of one of these 17 cameras. Fourteen of them are Canon DSLRs and Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, along with two Fuji X100T kits and the Panasonic GH4 body only. Some of the cameras come with additional free accessories, while others are eligible for promotional rewards.

No coupon and no rebate needed. While this promotion is running (you will see it mentioned on the individual camera product pages), Adorama will include the free Audio Technica mic (and other eligible freebies) automatically.

Pre-order Sony a7s II for $3000 starting Sept 17

I don’t know if they are trying to mirror Apple’s way of new product releases, but Sony continues with the two phase product announcement and pre-orders. Announced on Friday was the new Sony a7S II mirrorless full framer. Pre-orders for the camera will begin to be accepted on September 17 in 2015 at various authorized Sony dealers including Adorama and B&H Photo. At least Sony didn’t go the OnePlus route of waiting lists and such 🙂

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2015 tracking page.

Of video interest, you can place pre-orders right now, with a mid-November 2015 release estimate, for the new Sony PXW-FS5 Super35 video camera which goes for $5600 as body only and $6100 bundled with the 28-135mm lens.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/f2 (E-mount), Drift Action, Lightdow, Manfrotto, BogGear, etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Sony Camera Instant Savings (E-mount, A-mount)

Sony has another round of instant savings promotions, combined with free accessories included by Adorama, and up to 4% promotional rewards, plus free NewLeaf spills/drops warranties for some models. You can find all the eligible cameras nicely organized at the Adorama website.

Check each individual camera’s product page to see what are the available offers. There are two places to check. Let’s use the Sony a6000 body only as our example. It currently goes for $450 and right above the price, you can see that it also comes bundled with a free 64GB Lexar Professional SDXC memory card.

But the offers don’t end there. Look for the hard to find “Ways to Save” section and open that, which will reveal the “Save up to $300.00 with bundle” option. Click on that, and it will take you to the a6000 bundles page. Check the left side there for the various promotions. In this case, you can optionally add the 55-210 for +$150, or add a 1yr New Leaf Spills/Drops warranty for FREE or get various hardware or software at a combined purchase discount.

Annotated screenshots of what to look for below, using the a6000 body only kit as our guinea pig (after the jump):

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Sony Lens Instant Savings (E-mount, A-mount)

Sony launched another instant savings promotion for some of their E-mount (mirrornyets) and some of their A-mount (mirrorSi) Lenses. You can find the eligible lenses broken down by mount (below the four featured lenses) at B&H Photo. Press the orange “Load More” button to see more, rinse and repeat for even more…

Imported Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS for $1180

This is not a dejavu, this is the third Sony E-mount lens that is offered in grey-market imported condition by Get It Digital (99.7%) as part of the eBay Deals. It is the new condition grey-market with a three year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Sony) Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS (model SEL70200G) offered for $1180 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

At authorized Sony retailers, such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon this goes for $1400.

Open-box Sony a6000 w/16-50 for $560 {SOLD-OUT: refurbished for $500}

The Sony a6000 with 16-50mm goes for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with not-new, there are a couple of options floating on the internets right now:

  • this sold-out: manufacturer refurbished with 90 day warranty for $500 by Secondipity thru Amazon
  • open-box by Best Buy in “Open-Box Excellent” condition for $560

Imported Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens for $700

One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.

This lens goes for $900 at authorized Sony retailers such as B&H Photo (4% rewards = $36~) and Amazon and Adorama (six free accessories).

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye for $190 (Pentax/E-mount) to $210 (Nikon FF)

Adorama has a sale on five different variations of the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens with the Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount going for $190 (the last two on the page), with the Fuji X and different E-mount for $200 and the Nikon full frame going for $210. These are manual focus lenses.

Lens Instant Savings at B&H: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma

More B&H action, this is a round-up of the current Lens Instant Savings promotions running:

+ Canon SLR Lenses and flashes (21 lenses, 2 flashes)
+ Nikon SLR Lenses (8 lenses)
+ Sony SLR and Mirrorless Lenses (many options)
+ Pentax SLR Lenses (36 options)
+ Sigma SLR Lenses (186 options) – use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout for more discounting for the Sigmas

Open box Sony 28mm f2 FE for $364 vs $450 new condition with lots of extras

If you are comfortable with open-box lenses, Best Buy currently has the open box Sony 28mm f2 FE lens for $364 with free shipping. Their description is as follows: “Returned, used as display model in store, or opened due to packaging damage but remains in like-new condition.” You can locate open-box options on the top line, between the product name and price box (annotated screesnot crop below):

openbox_at_Bestbuy

The new condition price at authorized dealers is $450. Some retailers offer extra free accessories with it at $450, making the decision more difficult. For example, Adorama includes a 3-filter kit, lens pouch, lens wrap, cleaning kit, and Corel software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7).

Pre-order new Rokinon Xeen T1.5 Primes (24, 50, 85mm) in C/N/E/m43/PL

Rokinon has revealed a trio of new T1.5 prime lenses under the Xeen name, the 24mm, 50mm and 85mm, available in five mounts: Canon and Nikon (SLR), PL-mount, Sony E-Mount, and Micro Four Thirds. All of the lenses go for $2500 each and are available for pre-order at B&H Photo as follows: 24mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama in four of the five mounts (Nikon not listed at the moment).

PS: you can find these added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page.

Imported Sony a7S body for $1800

Back to the eBay Deals where GetItDigital (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported (grey market) Sony a7S body only for $1800 with free shipping, with the usual limit of five per customer. The main picture has the a7 box, while the rest of the listing talks about the a7s. That and the unusual look of the box in the listings perhaps causing people to not buy it. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller GetItDigital, not from Sony USA.

At authorized Sony USA dealers this goes for $2500 such as Adorama (free Shure or Audio Technica mic) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $50) or Amazonia.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye CS II E-mount for $200

The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD UMC Fisheye CS II with Removable Hood for the Sony E-mount is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. Offer ends 8/10/15 or earlier if sold out.

Also at Adorama, good for a limited time only (ends 7/31/15), you can get the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Manual Focus Lens with Removable Hood for Nikon SLRs for $215 with free shipping.

You can now order the new Sony cameras: RX100 IV, RX10 II, a7R II

The new Sony cameras announced last week (see New Cameras of 2015 tracking page) are now available for actual ordering. Maybe Sony thought an extra week would help build hype? 🙂 Regardless, they are now ready for ordering:

+ a7R II for $3200 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ RX10 II for $1300 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ RX100 IV for $950 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Free Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Mic with Sony a7 and a7 II

Are you …sure you are interested in Camera Audio? If so, Adorama is including the …Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone for FREE with the Sony a7 and a7 II kits. The a7 II also gets a free Sony camera bag. The prices are the usual, $1000 for a7 body, $1300 w/28-70, $1700 for a7 ii body, and $2000 w/28-70. The Shure mic (goes for $200 on its own) will be included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running.

Free Audio-Technica AT8024 with Canon 5DMk3, Nikon D750, D810, Sony a7r, a7s, Pana GH4

Video may have killed the radio star, but you can’t really have video without audio. With that as semi-unnecessary preface, here’s an audio + video sale. Adorama is bundling the Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with these 11 digital camera kits (Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750, D810, Panasonic GH4, and Sony a7r and a7s).

Sony a6000 with 16-50, 50-210, $50 GC, Elements 12 for $750

Back to the eBay Deals, if you are looking for a getting NEXstarted kit, BuyDig (authorized Sony dealer) is offering this Sony a6000 super bundle for $750 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer:

+ Sony a6000 with 16-50mm kit
+ Sony 50-210mm lens (SEL55210)
+ $50 prepaid VISA gift card (delivered separately)
+ Photoshop Elements/Premier Elements 12 MAC / PC (bundle package)