Trade-In Working dSLR/iLC, Get 15% credit towards Sony a7, a7r, a7s or FE lenses

If you are interested in getting one of the Sony a7* camera kits or FE lenses, and you have a working DSLR or mirrorless camera you no longer need, B&H Photo has a brand new Trade-In Promotion. You will receive a 15% credit (of the price of the participating Sony a7* camera or FE lenses) plus the actual value of the camera you trade-in.

Longer post, more after the break…

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Sony a5000 with 16-50mm and Lightroom 5 for $300 total

Another hot deal at the eBay Deals! For $300 with free shipping you get the new condition Sony a5000 w/16-50mm and Lightroom 5 and 16GB SDHC from BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony dealer). Available in black or silver. Limit 5 per buyer. This is a limited time offer of unknown expiration date.

Sony A-mount and E-mount Lens Instant Savings

Sony has a new round of A-mount (SLR) and E-mount (mirrorless) Lens Instant Savings. You can see all the lens options nicely organized at Adorama. Over 20 lenses are participating in this promotion which expires 1/3/15. Adorama is offering promotional rewards and/or free accessories on some of them. Check the individual product listings for details.

(ENDED) Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit for $800 (Fuji/Sony)

This limited time offer ended… It’s a different kind of a tweet! The Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit mirrorless system lens is now on sale for $800 with free shipping at Adorama in the Sony mirrorless mount and Fuji mirrorless mount… Also on sale is the Zeiss 32mm f1.8 Touit for $580 in the Sony mirrorless mount and Fuji mirrorless mount

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Lightroom 5 for $600

More eBay Deals action, you can get a new condition bundle from authorized Sony dealer BuyDig, Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Adobe’s Lightroom 5 and 64GB card for $600 with free shipping. This is the standard price of the a6000 with 16-50mm, so you are essentially getting LR5 for free. Available in silver or black. You can see the bundles in pictures #1 and #2 in the eBay gallery. Limit 5 per buyer.

UPDATE: if you don’t need 16-50mm lens and Lightroom 5, the Sony a6000 body only goes for $450 at Adorama and Amazon et al.

Trade-In Working DSLR or Lens, Get up to $345 towards Sony a7 or a7R + value of traded-in gear

Are you interested in getting either the Sony a7 or a7r digital cameras? Do you have a working DSLR or lens that you no longer need or you don’t want to use any more? Adorama has a Sony a7 or a7r trade-in offer that gets you an instant trade-in discount in the shopping cart when you purchase the a7/a7r. Within 30 days, you must send them your working DSLR or Lens. You also get the market value of your trade-in camera/lens. The Trade-In bonus is as follows:

+ a7 body-only up to $255
+ a7 w/28-70 up to 300
+ a7r body-only up to $345
+ only the above three kits are eligible
+ trade-in instructions will be included in your a7* package
+ you also earn 4% promotional rewards on purchase amount
+ promotion ends by 12/31/14
+ contact Adorama for more details

New Camera & Lens: Sony A7 Mark II for $1700 (70-300 for $1150)

It’s not just a Black Friday week for deals, there’s also some new full frame camera action! The all new Sony a7 Mark II, with sensor-shift image stabilization, is now officially available for pre-order for $1700 (body only) or $2000 with the 28-70mm lens, with a December-ish estimate, as follows:

+ a7 II body: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ a7 II w/28-70: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ also: Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1150 at B&H Photo

B&H Photo offers: Bower 16mm T2.2, refurb Nikon D610, Vanguard Legs, Oly E-M5, NIRs

B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:

+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150

+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors

+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.

+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440

+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600

+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sony NEX-5TL w/16-50, ePhoto, Naneu, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $300 (or add 55-210 for +$150)

The Sony a3000 with 18-55mm is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this sale…

Optionally, it is part of the Combined Purchase Discounts. The a3000 is only eligible for one lens, the 55-210 and the $200 off combined purchase discount happens automatically when you add both the a3000 kit and the 55-210 to your shopping cart. Here’s an annotated screenshot crop of the top right corner of the Amazon checkout page with the a3000 w/18-55 and the 55-210 added to the shopping cart:

sony_a3000_amazon_promotions

Note: the other E-mount cameras participating in this promotion (NEX-5T, a5000, a5100, a6000) get smaller discounts on the 55-210 and require promo codes.

Refurbished camera sale at Woot Plus: Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $255 [also Gitzo, Manfrotto]

Woot Plus has a refurbished camera sale featuring mostly old and refurbished cameras, including the refurb Sony NEX-3 with 18-55 for $240, refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 (limit 1) – note that it currently goes for $300 in new condition at Amazon (limit 2) – refurbished Fuji S4830 superzoom for $80, and a few other superzooms and P&S cameras (Samsung, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, JVC). They also feature Gitzo and Manfrotto tripods and camera bags and Monster brand memory cards (Dr. Dre not included!), and these are new condition. Shipping is $5 flat regardless of how many you buy. Promotion ends on 11/1/14 at 12am CT (I don’t know if they mean 11:59pm or 12:01am) or earlier for any items that sell out.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Samsung NX30, NX3000, Sony NEX-6 again (?)

This bonus round of Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals ended. The deals were worthy of their name this time! The NEX-6 w/16-50mm finally went live and it was at an even better price, $425! It was 97% claimed. So it turned out to be a good idea to wait for the Lightning Deal to finally materialize (in retrospect, it’s easy to say that).

The Samsung NX30 w/18-35 (so easy to mistype 18-55) went for $680 and was 100% claimed, while the NX3000 w/16-50mm went for $425 and was 53% claimed. Wouldn’t it be nice if every lightning deal round was filled with cameras like that? :)… Expired offers after the jump for the deal historians…

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Sony NEX-6L/B (w/16-50) for $500 now (limit 2) [update: got removed from Lightning Deals]

UPDATE (Monday at 10:23am ET): it looks like the oomans at Amazon intervened and the NEX-6 with 16-50mm was removed from the Lightning Deals, perhaps because the current price would be same or better than what the lightning deal would have been. So no more indecision, the Sony NEX-6L/B kit (NEX-6 with 16-50mm) is on sale for $500 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself. This may be a price-match of someone else’s sale promotion…

No longer: Which further complicates things for people who are trying to decide, because starting at 10am eastern on Monday, this kit is going to be an Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deal. I have no idea what the lightning deal price is going to be, or how many they will have. So while we typically have a “Strategery” section, in this case, we have a “I have no idea what to say” section 🙂

Sony a7 and a7r Trade-In Offer Returns: trade any working DSLR for a discount towards a7 or a7r

Tempted by the Fruit of the Alpha? Adorama has a new trade-in offer for the Sony a7 and a7r cameras. The offer has two legs. First you purchase one of the aforelinked Sony a7 or a7r kits. Then you receive the camera along with a prepaid shipping label from Adorama. You use that label to ship to Adorama your old working trade-in DSLR (any model, any year, any manufacturer). More details at the promotional page. You receive your trade-in discount when you place the order.

With the DSLR Trade-In Discount factored in your shopping cart, you pay:
+ $1243 for the Sony a7 body only
+ $1500 for the Sony a7 with 28-70mm FE
+ $1753 for the Sony a7r body only

The Trade-In bonus amount is factored in the prices above and it is variable depending on which model you select. Promotion ends by 12/31/14.

That Nikon D40 KR convinced you to buy a few centuries ago? Trade it in 😉

Please note Adorama will be observing Sukkot, so factor that in the timing of your order.

Refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 for $450

The current wave of eBay Deals includes the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 and a free bag for $450 with free shipping. This is sold by Secondipity’s eBay store and comes with a 90 day warranty and 30 day returns per the eBay listing.

Speaking of the eBay Deals, you can find a lot of last year’s flagship smartphones refurbished no-contract for under $250 (LG G2, HTC One M7, Moto X, etc).