Refurbished Sony 55-210mm (SEL55210) for $150

To the eBay Deals we check upon where we find BuyDig’s eBay store offering the manufacturer refurbished Sony 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 (SEL55210) offered for $150 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. As of the time of writing, 300 of these had been sold per the eBay page over there. The listing says “1 Year Parts & Labor” under Warranty.

Sony a77 II with 16-50mm f2.8 and $160 Rewards and Battery Grip and 72mm Hoya and 32GB Extreme SDHC for $1600

If you feel like jumping in the middle of full frame E-mount with a ready to take-pictures-with kit, B&H Photo has a great bundle for you. You pay $1600 and for that you get this Sony a77 II bundle:

+ Sony a77 II with 16-50mm f2.8 E-mount lens
+ Sony VG-C77AM Battery Grip
+ Hoya 72mm alpha MC UV Filter
+ 32GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
+ $160 in promotional rewards (10% of purchase price) to be used towards future purchases

This is a limited time promotion. While it is running, all the free items are shown under the “INCLUDES FREE” section, and the 10% promotional rewards are shown below the “You Pay” price on the right hand side. You don’t need any coupons or rebates, just add to cart, and B&H Photo will automatically include all the free items with your order.

Hasselblad Stellar (various options) for $650

The last time we mentioned the Hasselblad Stellar in early December 2015, it was going for $800. Upon a recheck today, we have further price drops, you can get it for $650 in various Special Edition color schemes at B&H Photo. At that page you will also find the 16mm f2.8 E-mount lens continuing to sell for $150 (or $200 with a lens case).

Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens with $90 rewards for $900

If you are a Sony FE superzoom fan, there’s a sale for you too! The Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens gets 10% promotional rewards ($90~) and free Next Day Delivery (cutoff Wedn 4pm ET) at B&H Photo… If you don’t want promotional rewards and next-day delivery, you can get it for the same price but with the Corel software bundle and extra lens-related accessories at Adorama

Sony E PZ 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens with 4% rewards and Free Next Day Delivery for $1048

You can zoom your way into the new year with the Sony E PZ 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS Lens going for $1048 with free Next Day Delivery (cutoff is Wedn 4pm ET) and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… If you don’t need Next Day Delivery and prefer actual accessories instead of promotional rewards, you can get it for the same price with expedited (not next day) shipping along with the Corel software bundle (Aftershot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc) and a 67mm ProOptic Filter Essentials Kit, and a soft lens case and lens cap tether and two cleaning kits at Adorama

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 2:40am ET: Sony a6000 w/16-50 & $75 Gift Card for $550

This late night lightning deal expired…

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Rokinon Lens Sale (six options, four are Cine T1.5)

Adorama is having a Rokinon Lens Sale featuring six different models. Four of them are Cine T1.5 lenses, the 24mm for $419, the 35mm for $339, the 85mm for $229, and the 50mm for $379. This is the order in which they appear on the aforelinked sales page… The Cine lenses are available in 3-5 mounts each, including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A- and E-, and Micro Four Thirds…

There are also two non-Cine lenses on sale towards the bottom of that page, the 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Lens (Removable Hood) goes for $179 in Canon EF, $189 in Fuji X, and $199 in Nikon F chipped… Meanwhile the 24mm f1.4 ED AS UMC goes for $450 in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E… You can find at the bottom of the Rokinon Lens Sale

Sony a6000 with 16-50 & 55-210 & LR6 for $700

The Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) was one of the major Black Friday iLC brick and mortar offers at $700. But now there’s more! Not only you get that, but also the Adobe Lightroom 6 software is included at Adorama. To recap, you get the Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 lenses and the Lightroom 6 software (the Win/Mac DVD, not a digital download).

If you already have LR6 or are not interested in it, the two lens kit is also available for $700 with a differet set of extras instead of LR6: an additional Sony battery, an additional Sony charger, a screen protector, and a 64GB Lexar microSDXC C10 card.

In-stock nao: SLR Magic 50mm f1.1 Cine Lens (E-mount) for $350

The SLR Magic 50mm f1.1 Cine Lens for the Sony E-mount is, as of the time of writing, in-stock and ready to ship for $350 at Adorama with free 2-day shipping for the holidays.

Rokinon 14/2.8 (EF) for $240 [E- for $250; rest for $280]

The Rokinon 14mm f2.8 EF ED UMC lens is currently on sale for $240 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The E-mount goes for $250, and the rest (Alpha-Minolta, Pentax K, Nikon chipped) for $280. The sale ends 12/19/15 at 11:59pm ET.

Handevision 40mm f0.85 for $800 (E/X/m43/EF-M)

Bright prime time for mirrorless shooters, the Handevision 40mm f0.85 lens is on sale for a limited time for $800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount, and Canon EF-M mirrorless.

Hassleblad (Sony E-, A-, RX-) and Zeiss Touit (E) Sale

The latest B&H Photo Deal of Days promotion is a Hasselblad and Zeiss Touit sale featuring many of Hasselblads re-incarnations of Sony cameras. This includes E-mount cameras and lenses, along with an A-mount SLR, and RX-series cameras. Also joining in the sale party are three Zeiss Touit E-mount lenses, the 12/2.8 for $700, the 32/1.8 for $500, and the 50/2.8M for $1000. Also participating is the Hasselblad 16mm f2.8 (E-mount) for $150.

10% rewards on select Sony a7 II and a6000 kits [stackable with other bonus items]

B&H Photo has a new limited promotional rewards promotion, you can 10% promotional rewards (to be used on future purchases) when you buy one of these Sony E-mount cameras:

+ Sony a7 II body only with $100 B&H Photo Gift Card (not to be confused with the 10% promotional rewards) and extra battery for $1700
+ 10% promotional rewards = $170

+ Sony a7 II with 24-70 FE with $100 B&H Photo Gift Card (not to be confused with the 10% promotional rewards) and extra battery for $2000
+ 10% promotional rewards = $200

+ Sony a6000 with 16-50 for $548
+ 10% promotional rewards = $54.80

Eligible cameras for the 10% promotional rewards show this offer in their price box (annotated screenshot crop below):

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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 for $450 (C/N/A/P/E/X/m43/NX)

Babies eventually grow up. Even lens babies 😉 The Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 lens is currently on sale for $450 with $18 promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Alpha and Pentax SLR mounts, and the E/NEX, M43rds, Fuji X and Galaxy (ha!) NX mounts. That’s the “(C/N/A/P/E/X/m43/NX)” in the post title 🙂

Speaking of Lensbabies, the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic is on sale for $200 with $8 promotional rewards and free shipping at B&H in the above eight mounts, plus Four Thirds.

Sony a7 body and $100 Gift Card & Extras for $1000

The Sony a7 body only is now bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card along with an extra Sony battery and 4% promotional rewards (around $40) at B&H Photo… The same promotion ($100 Gift Card, 4% rewards) is available on the a7 with FE 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 OSS for $1300… You also get a Free Download Of ON1 Effects 10…

10% Rewards on many Canon DSLRs, Powershots and Sony iLCs

In parallel to the 10% Lens Rewards, Adorama also has a 10% rewards promotion on many Canon DSLRs, Powershots and Sony iLCs. Keep on scrolling to see all eligible cameras. The Canons are first, followed by the Sonys. The exact reward amount is mentioned on the individual product page of each eligible product. Click on the reward amount link to see terms and conditions of the rewards program (example in the previous post).

10% Rewards on most Canon and Sony Lenses

If you are interested in getting any Canon SLR lenses or Sony SLR or E-mount lenses, a whole lot of them are eligible for 10% promotional rewards at Adorama. The lens are grouped by manufacturer and mount and type, starting with Canon SLR lenses and followed by Sony SLR lenses and E-mount lenses. Keep paging down to see all available options. This is a very long page, you may need to use a desktop/laptop to scroll through them effectively. Even some of the Canon tilt-shift lenses are eligible!

If you are not familiar, promotional rewards are to be used in future purchases. They are not a discount on the current purchase price, and they are not cashback you can deposit in your bank account. Click on the reward link on any product page to see all the details and terms and conditions.

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Hasselblad LF 16mm f2.8 (E) for $150

The Hasselblad LF 16mm f2.8 lens for the Sony E-mount (APS-C / NEX lens) is now priced down to reality, you can get this pancake without spending a lot of syrup, $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… If you like those fancy Hasselblad bags, you can get those bundles for an extra $50 (brown or black bags)…

Sony 70-200mm f4G OSS and $125 Gift Card for $1500

We start a big burst of Sony promotions at Adorama that are bundled with Adorama gift certificates. We start with the Sony 70-200mm f4G OSS E-Mount bundled with a $125 Adorama Gift Certificate included for its regular price of $1500 at Adorama.

Sony FE 24-240 F3.5-6.3 OSS & $100 Gift Card for $900

Zoom, zoom! The Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount lens is currently bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate going at its regular price of $900 at Adorama… If you prefer lots of accessories instead of a $100 gift card, Adorama has an accessory overload bundle with a ProOptic 72mm Filter Kit, Slinger Lens Pouch, Lens Shade, Cap Tether, Cleaning kit and Corel creative software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X8)…

Sony a7r II + $200 Gift Card + Wacom tablet for $3200

We previously mentioned the Sony a7R II body only special offer at its standard price of $3200 at B&H Photo that offers you an extra battery and your choice of one FREE item from these: either “$200 B&H Gift Card” OR “Metabones T Smart Adapter Mark IV for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera” OR “Rode Video Mic and 32GB SD card”.

Now there’s more options, also at $3200. At Adorama, you get the a7R II body only and a $200 Adorama Gift Card and a free Wacom PTH451 Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet (small size) and an extra battery when you expand the yellow “Special Offer” segment and add it to bundle. Optionally you can add a charger for +$7 or the battery grip for +$150 or the Multi Interface Shoe Adapter for +$12.

If instead you prefer more utilitarian free accessories, the Amazon bundle, also for $3200 includes the Manfrotto MKCOMPACTLT-BK Compact Tripod (Black), an AmazonBasics DSLR backpack, a 32GB Sony SDHC card, and a Wasabi charger with two Wasabi batteries. The batteries are not made of wasabi 🙂

Sony a7S body + $200 Gift Card + Extra Battery for $2200

The Adorama $200 Gift Certificate bundling continues, this time we have the Sony a7S body only bundled with a $200 Adorama gift certificate at its regular price of $2200. On top of that, if you expand the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can optionally add an extra Sony battery for FREE and a Sony charger for +$7, and the Battery Grip for $98.

Sony a7 II body with $200 Gift Card and Extras for $1700

Adorama is bundling a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate with the purchase of either the Sony a7 II body only for $1700 or the Sony a7 II w/28-70 OSS for $2000. But that’s not all! When you click on the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can optionally add an extra Sony battery for FREE, and an extra Sony charger for +$7, and the Sony battery grip for +$150.

Sony a5000 with 16-50 and $50 Gift Card and Body Case for $400

The $700 Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit was one of the high profile Black Friday offers, but if you are interested in a more affordable “take pictures with” kit in the E-mount, the Sony a5000 with the 16-50mm lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate and the official Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for $400, available in Black or Silver or White.

Sony a7S body + $200 Gift Card + Sony Battery Grip + Charger + Battery + 64GB Extreme SDXC + Corel Software for $2300

Another bundle temptation for full frame E-mount fans. Adorama has a Sony a7S bundle that includes the a7S body only kit, a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate, the Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip, an extra Sony-branded Charger and Sony-branded battery, a 64GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDXC card, a screen protector, and the Corel Creative Software kit that includes Paintshop Pro X8 and AfterShot Pro X2. All these can be yours for $2300… The standard a7S body only goes for $2100 on its own, so essentially the $200 gift card evens the prices, with the various accessories being the bonus…

Sony a7R Mark II body with FREE $200 Gift Card OR FREE Metabones EF adapter for $3200

The Sony a7r II body only goes for $3200 at authorized Sony dealers. As part of the Cyber Monday sale-a-brations, B&H Photo is offering you one FREE gift with it from a choice of two: either a $200 B&H Photo Gift Card or the Metabones T Smart Adapter Mark IV for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera. You also receive a free download of ON1 Effects 10.

After you add the camera to cart, a box pops up that shows you the free options. You select one of the two and proceed as usual. Annotated screenshot of that event right below.

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Adorama beats the a6000 2-Lens Kit Black Friday offer with a better bundle

Adorama has now “defeated” the Sony a6000 2-lens Black Friday kit with a batter offer. You still pay $700, but you get the Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 and $50 Adorama gift certificate and extra Sony battery and extra Sony charger and 64GB Lexar SDXC card and screen protector.

While we are at Adorama, there’s another sale, the Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter With built in 16MP Still/Cine Camera has drooped to $300.

Hard Drive Offers continue but Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit Ended

The a6000 2-lens kit offer has ended as of late 11/28/15 re-check: To the Trending eBay Deals we go where we find BuyDig’s eBay Store offering the new condition Sony a6000 with 18-55 & 55-210 for $580 with free shipping. Four of the six color combinations have sold out, but two remain (silver body with either silver or black 55-210 lens). Limit five per customer. These are brand new with USA warranty. BuyDig (Beach Camera) is an authorized Sony dealer.

While strolling the eBay Cyber aisles (this phrase was resurrected from 1998), there storage offers are also trending:
+ 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 Portable External HDD for $70 by NewEgg on eBay (limit 5)
+ 240GB OCZ ARC 100 2.5″ SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ARC100-25SA for $60 by NewEgg on eBay (limit 5)
+ ended: + 2TB WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 for $65 by Adorama on eBay (limit 5)

UPDATE: so I’m not starting new eBay posts every 5 milliseconds, here’s some eBay Gift Card specials:
+ Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card via email (limit 4)
+ Pay $50, Get $60 in GameStop Cards via email (limit 4)

Internets Price-Match Black Friday Ads: Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit for $700

Another one of the Black Friday Ads is now price-matched by the internets. The Sony a6000 2-lens kit with the 18-55 and 55-210 lenses is going for $700 at Black Friday and it is now going for $700 at Amazon by Amazon itself (with free camera bag and 16GB Sony SD)… On the other hand, if you don’t need these particular lenses, the a6000 body only (with a number of free accessories) goes for $400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and $50 Gift Card and Extras for $550

The Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm lens is bundled with a $50 Adorama Gift Certificate along with a 64GB Lexar SDXC and 1yr Leaf spills-n-drops warranty for $550 at Adorama in the black A6000. The silver A6000 gets the $50 gift card too but receives a different set of freebies: Vivitar 3pc filter kit, 16GB Toshiba, cleaning kit, Slinger holster bag, and memory card case… You can see all options and bundles at Adorama here.

This kit was going for $680 last week, see the “Take Pictures With” segment of the Mirrorless Price Charts. Meanwhile the body only was going for $480 last week, but now…

… If you only need the body only kit, it goes for $400 (with some free accessories) at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for $430 (C/N/E)

IF you are a Rokinon fan, their 24mm f1.4 ED AS IF UMC in the Canon and Nikon SLR and Sony E-mount is on sale for $430 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… If you have a Prime membership, these also have the same price at Amazon (Prime members only)…

Sony a7 body drops to $1000 (plus two lenses on sale)

And now, 35mm full frame camera at the magical $1000 price point. The Sony a7 body only is now down to $1000 with free shipping at Adorama… This was going for $1100 last week (see 35mm Full Frame price charts)…

Speaking of Sony, a couple of their lenses are on sale as well. The FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS goes for $900 with free shipping, while the Carl Zeiss 24mm F/1.8 goes for $900 too but also earns a $36 promotional reward.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 Fisheye for $380 (C/N/A/E)

The Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens is on sale for a limited time (ends 11/30/15) for $380 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon (chipped) and Sony SLR mounts along with the Sony E-mount.

Speaking of Rokinon and B&H, they offer the Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS lens for the Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E mounts for $450 (offer ends 11/25/15).

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $250 (C/N/E)

The Rokinon lens action continues at the eBay Deals where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens (Canon, Nikon dSLRs, Sony E-mount) for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 500 units got sold so far from this particular eBay offer per the statistics over there.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 Fisheye II for $250 (E/X/NX/EF-M)

Back to “Roki” (not to be confused with Rocky), B&H Photo has a limited time sale on the Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II Lens for $250 with free shipping available in four mirrorless mounts (Fuji X, Sony E, Samsung NX, Canon EF-M) with seven options (all but EF-M are available in either silver or black). The sale ends 11/30/15 or earlier if sold out.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 Fisheye for $380 (C/N/A/E)

Fisheye lens action now at B&H Photo, where they are offering the Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens for $380 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon (with AE chip) and Sony-Alpha-Dyxum-Maxxum-A SLR mounts, and the mirrornyet Sony E-mount.

Pre-order SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 (E-Mount) for $350

It may be mid-November but New Lenses keep on coming. Available for pre-order right now is the SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 for the Sony E-Mount for $350 at B&H Photo.

Speaking of B&H and pre-orders, they are also accepting pre-orders for the Atomos Shogun Studio 4K Monitor / Recorder 12G-SDI, HDMI for $3500 and the Lume Cube 1500 Lumen Light (Gunmetal Gray) for $80.

Hasselblad LF 16mm f2.8 (E-mount) for $150

If you like to have a Hasselblad-branded E-mount lens without breaking the bank, the Hasselblad LF 16mm f2.8 Lens is currently on sale for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can select the bundle with either a brown or black bag for $50 more…

Best Buy In-Store specials on November 7 from 1-5pm (YMMV)

For the early season shoppers, Best Buy is planning to have a brick and mortar sale-a-bration on Saturday November 7 (2015) between 1-5pm local time at their stores. Some of the offers are teased on their website and include a $30 Best Buy Gift Card with the purchase of a Sony a5100 or a5000 kit, and a $40 Best Buy Gift card with the purchase of a GoPro Hero4 Session or Hero+ LCD action camera. The first 100 customers per store will receive an unspecified “free tech gift”. You can find out which ones of your local stores are participating by using the blue location box over there.

Sony a7S II + Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K + Extras for $17,000

From the $1 photo paper in the previous post, we now go to a $17,000 video bundle 🙂 Adorama is offering a big Sony Video Bundle for $17,000 with free shipping. It is temporarily on backorder but you can order it now if you like the price. For that, you get the Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K PMW Series HD Camcorder, along with the Sony a7S II body only digital camera, the Sony DVFEL100 OLED Viewfinder for PMW-F5 & PMW-F55, the Sony PMW-F5 Software Upgrade for XAVC 4K and XAVC QFHD Recording and Playback, the Sony VCTFSA5 Shoulder Mount for PMW-F5, PMW-F55 Cameras, the BlackMagic Design Davinci Resolve, Correction Software V 10.1, and a Sony USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer… For comparison, the F5 on its own goes for $16,500 at authorized Sony dealers…

In-stock nao: Sony Alpha a7S II body for $3000

The Sony Alpha a7S II body only camera is now in-stock and ready to ship for $3000 (okay, $2998 but rounding is easier) at Adorama.

Hasselblad E-mount Sale (7 options)

B&H Photo has a sale on Hasselblad E-mount lenses. Some are lens-only, some come bundled with either a black or brown bag. Check each individual listing for details and options. A total of seven options are there, for the 16mm f2.8 and 16-70/4 and 18-200/3.5-6.3 OSS lenses.

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.

(SOLD OUT) Sony a6000 with 16-50 (Dented Box) for $500

This eBay promotion ended as of a 10/20/15 recheck… For future specials, stay tuned to the eBay Deals

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Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for Alpha a5000 and a5100 for $14 w/free S&H

For Sony Alpha a5100 and a5000 owners, Adorama is offering the Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for $14 with free shipping. This is an official Sony product, custom-made to fit the aforementioned cameras.

In-stock nao: Sony a7S II body for $3000 [updated]

It is Friday 10/16/15 in the East Coast. If you had been waiting for the brand new Sony Alpha a7S II body only kit, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $3000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.

Pre-order Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 (E-mount) for $1500

Prime time for E-mount photographers from Zeiss. Their brand new Loxia 21mm f2.8 is now available for pre-order for $1500 at B&H Photo. Release estimate is mid-December 2015… This has been added to the New Lenses of 2015 Tracking page

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