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).

Refurbished Sony a6000 w/18-55 & 55-210 for $620

The action never stops at the eBay Deals where Secondipity (97.8%) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Sony a6000 two lens kit (18-55, 55-210) for $620 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

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.

(ENDED) Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $200 {add 55-210 for +$150}

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Pre-order Samyang 100mm f2.8 macro (Sony E-mount) for $550

With a mid July release estimate, the new Samyang 100mm f2.8 macro lens for the Sony E-mount is now available for pre-order for $550 at B&H Photo.

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

New Sony a7R II orderable June 17

Sony also has a new 35mFF E-mount camera, the new a7R II will be available for ordering on June 17 in 2015 at the early adopter price of $3200 at B&H Photo and Adorama. The first generation a7R currently goes for $1900 with extras.

You can find these and more at the New Cameras of 2015 page.

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.

Sony 30mm f3.5 (NEX) with extras for $253

The Sony 30mm f3.5 NEX lens goes for $253 at various authorized dealers (eg Amazon (limit 2)), but if you want a better bang for your buck, Adorama is also offering 4% promotional rewards ($10~) and Pro Optic 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, cleaning kit, and cap tether.

Sony a7S with Atomos 7″ Shotgun and sling bag for $4493

Adorama is offering the Sony a7S body only along with the 7″ Atomos Shotgun 4K HDMI & 12G-SDI Monitor & Recorder and Sony active sling bag (LCS-ASB1) for $4493 with free shipping. No coupons/rebates.

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)

Open box Sony a7 with 28-70 for $975

If you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the Best Buy website is offering the open-box Sony a7 with 28-70mm for $975 with free shipping.

The new condition price is $1300 at authorized Sony dealers, some of which include free extra accessories at that price (eg Adorama).

Pre-order new Zeiss Batis (E-Mount) lenses: 25/2, 85/1.8

The new hit single by Vanilla Ice is “Zeiss Zeiss baby” 😉 Now that you can’t un-hear that line, Zeiss announced two new lenses in the Batis line, that continue the computerization trend of camera gear, they have a built-in OLED display on the lens barrel that show important lens-y information for the photographer.

The first two lenses in the line are for the Sony NEX e-mount and they are available for pre-order as follows:

+ 25mm f2 Batis E-mount for $1300 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ 85mm f1.8 Batis E-mount for $1200 at Adorama and B&H Photo

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony a5100 two-lens kit with extras for $470

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Sony a3000 w/18-55 and PE12 for $240

More bundle offers from BuyDig.com, this one requires the full add to cart and login and proceed to the final step before finalizing the order (in order to see the sale price). They are offering the Sony A3000 w/18-55 and Elements 12 (Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12) for $240 with free shipping. Offer ends by 4/12/15. No coupon needed but you must add to cart and proceed all the way to final checkout step before you can see the discount.

Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50mm for $350 (limit 2)

The black Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50mm is currently on sale for $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

Sony a3000 w/18-55mm for $250 (limit 2) [or $200 refurbished]

On the entry-point of the Sony NEX E-mirrorless system, the new condition Sony Alpha a3000 with the 18-55mm kit lens is on sale for $250 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

UPDATE: alternately, it is offered in manufacturer refurbished condition for $200 with free shipping by Secondipity thru Amazon. Thanks to S.W. Anderson for the alert in the comments!

Sony a7 with various freebies for $1200 (body) to $1500 (w/28-70)

Adorama is offering various Sony a7 kits with freebies. The body only kits go for $1200 and include free battery grip (VG-C1EM), free leather case (LCS-ELCA) and either the Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone or Lowepro holster case and such. Similar bundles are also offered for the a7 with 28-70mm FE lens for $1500.

The freebies are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running, there’s no coupon, no rebate.

NOTE: Adorama appears to be testing a new website design. You may occasionally get error messages while loading some Adorama pages. If so, simply reload the page or wait a few seconds and retry.

(ENDED) Rokinon 16mm f2 for $300 (seven mount options)

This limited time offer expired (the price went up to $400)… It’s Rokinon time at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “BestPriceOptics” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Rokinon 16mm f2 lens for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is available in the Canon, Sony and Pentax dSLR mounts and the Sony, Fuji, Samsung NX, and M43rds mirrornyet mounts. The Nikon dSLR version is sold out.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: two Sony NEX-5TL options, B+W filters, 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 a3000 w/18-55 for $250

B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 with free shipping. You have to click on the “More Details” button and login with a B&H account in order to see this price. This is a limited time offer but I don’t know when it expires.

Zeiss Touit w/free accessories: 32/1.8 for $500 or 12/2.8 for $700

You can certainly tweet but you can’t take pictures with a tweet unless you use a touit lens 😉 Two such Zeiss lenses for mirrorless systems are currently on sale and they come with free accessories as well at Adorama. Page down on the listings over there to see the mount and free accessory options (UV filter, lens cap keeper, cleaning kit). The 32mm f1.8 Touit goes for $500, while the 12mm f2.8 Touit goes for $700. These are available in Fuji X and Sony E-mount.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit, etc

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

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(ENDED) Sony a3000 w/18-55 & Photoshop Elements 12 for $250

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Pre-order six new Sony E-mount lenses and converters

Sony has just announced four new E-mount lenses and four converter lenses, headlined by the 35mm f1.4 ZA Zeiss ($1600) and the 90mm f2.8 OSS G macro ($1100), along with the 24mm f2 prime ($450), and the 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS ($1000), along with four converters for various primes lenses. You can find them all available for pre-order at Adorama.

SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 for $1000 (NEX, M43, Fuji)

Prime your wallet, and prime your camera for this discount. The SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 lens is now going for $1000 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $40) at Adorama in the Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX e-mount or Fuji X-mount.

Refurbished Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $200 {also ref HX50v for $180}

UPDATE (2/24/15): the price went up by $20 for each…

Back to the eBay Deals where eBay seller “Secondipity” (98.1%) is offering manufacturer refurbished Sony a3000 w/18-55mm kits for $200 (was $180) with free shipping and free returns and a 90 day warranty. Limit five per buyer.

In parallel, they are offering the manufacturer refurbished Sony HX50v superzoom (30x optical) for $180 (was $160) with free shipping and free returns and a limit of five per customer and a 90 day warranty.

Speaking of Secondipity, their BlackFriday-ish manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) continues for $400 with free shipping.

UPDATE: speaking of eBay, they are planning another “Deal Frenzy” to start on Monday 2/23/15 at 11am eastern (8am pacific).

(ENDED) Open box Sony NEX-3NL w/16-50 for $255

This daily deal expired… The Sellout Woot deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Sunday 2/8/15 is the open-box black Sony NEX-3NL/B with the 16-50mm lens for $250 plus $5 flat shipping, with a limit of three per customer.

(ENDED) Starts Thur 10am ET: Sony NEX-5TL w/16-50mm lightning deal

The Amazon Lightning Deal expired, but if you are comfortable with refurbished, this eBay offer continues: for $400 you can get the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) by Secondipity on eBay.

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Woot Plus Camera Sale: refurb D5300, NX200, NEX-3, a3000, Galaxy, etc

Woot Plus has a Camera Deal Event good until 2/9/15 at 12am central. It includes, among others, the following camera and accessories:

+ refurb Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $530
+ refurb Samsung NX200 w/18-55 for $400
+ open-box Sony NEX-3 w/16-50 for $280
+ refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $220
+ new condition Sony 55-210 f4.5-6.3 for $220
+ refurb Samsung EK-GC110 Android camera for $180
+ Gitzo GT-531 Mountaineer Series tripod for $150
+ Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2BB 294 Aluminum Kit, Tripod 3 Sections with 3-Way Head QR for $90
+ Sunpak VL-LED-30 30 LED HDSLR Camera Video Light for $30
+ and a few more
+ see them all at Woot Plus

Expires 1/31/15: Sony a7* and FE lenses Trade-In with 15% discount

Reminder! The B&H Photo Sony a7* and FE lenses trade-in promotion with a 15% bonus credit expires on 1/31/15 at B&H Photo. You get two credits with this offer:

1) 15% of the purchase price of the eligible Sony a7* or eligible FE lenses
2) the fair market value of your trade-in used items

The B&H Photo trade-in process, as described over there (assuming I understand this correctly) is this:

1) enter the item you want to trade in (your own used item)
2) get a quote from B&H
3) if it’s a go, ship your used item to B&H
4) receive the 15% off credit code from B&H
5) use the credit code to purchase the eligible a7* or eligible FE lenses

Eligible cameras are the a7, a7r and a7s. Eligible FE lenses are the 35/2.8, 55/1.8, 24-70/4, 70-200/4, and 28-70/3.5-5.6

Expiring 1/31/15: Canon, Nikon and Sony Rebates & Savings

The various mail-in rebates (MIR) and instant savings of Canon (see PDF MIR form) and Nikon (instant savings, not MIR) and Sony (instant savings, not MIR) expire on 1/31/15. You can find them all at the aforelinked Adorama pages. I don’t know what happens after 1/31/15. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they change, sometimes they take a break and return later.

These offers are also available at B&H Photo with a 1/31/15 expiration: Canon DSLRs and Lenses along with Nikon DSLR gear and Sony gear.

Sony NEX-7 with 18-55 for $750

If of all the Sony E-mount cameras it is the NEX-7 the one you want, B&H Photo is offering the new condition NEX-7 with 18-55mm for $750 with free expedited shipping. Keep in mind, this is an older model.

Refurbished Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $237

The new condition Sony a3000 with 18-55mm (aka ILCE3000K/B, a NEX E-mount APS-C camera) goes for $300 (eg Amazon) but if you want to save even more, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $237 by Secondipity thru Amazon… You can check mirrorless reference price ranges using the Price Charts

Sony NEX-5A w/16mm f2.8 for $273

We continue digging into Amazon’s Camera & Photo Outlet where the silver Sony NEX-5A with 16mm f2.8 goes for $273 with free shipping. The lens goes for $250 on its own.

(ENDED) Tuesday: Sony NEX-7 with 18-55 for $600

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Ending Soon: refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit for $400

According to the red “Almost Gone” marking in the eBay Deals, ending soon is the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two lens kit (18-55, 55-210) going for $400, sold by Secondipity’s eBay store.

Sony a3000 w/18-55 drops to $300

On the mirrorless E-mount front, the Sony a3000 with the 18-55mm lens is now going for $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2). You may have to do the add-to-cart song and dance before you can see the price.

Or if you prefer, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $237 with free S&H and 90 day warranty from Secondipity on eBay.

(ENDED) Ends Mon 1am ET: New-OpenBox Sony NEX-3N w/16-50 for $285

This daily deal expired… The Woot Electronics deal of the day, ending by 1am ET on Monday, is the new (open-box condition) black Sony NEX-3N with 16-50mm offered for $280 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer during this promotion. Note this is a new condition camera but not in the original retail packaging. The listing says it comes with a 90 day Sony warranty.

Sony a5000 w/16-50mm & card & case & New Leaf for $300

Adorama is offering a bundle centered around the Sony a5000 w/16-50mm for $300 with a free Lowepro case, free UV MC filter, free 16GB card, free cleaning kit. Optionally you can get a free New Leaf 1yr Spills and Drops warranty – you have to add this manually by clicking under “Buy Together and save” and then selecting the “Adorama Holiday Gift” and there you will see the New Leaf offer and then add it to bundle and then add bundle to the shopping cart. All three colors of the a5000 kits are participating. Here’s the example for the silver model.

Sony a6000 two-lens kit (18-55, 55-210) with $50 GC & extras for $750

If of all the Sony NEX e-mount APS-C camera kits it is the Sony a6000 two lens kit (18-55, 55-210) the one that you want, B&H Photo has two-lens kit bundles for $750 that include these bonus items: $50 B&H Photo gift card, 16GB SDHC, and shoulder bag. This is available in all three camera colors.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 (X/m43/E/EF-M) for $1400

Prime your wallets, here comes a bright lens that will scorch your credit card statement! The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 Lens is on sale for $1400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in four different mirrorless mounts: Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M (yes, Canon has a mirrorless system in case you forgot!).

Sony a7s with Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $2500

Mirroring (ha!) the previously mentioned Panasonic GH4 offer, you can also get a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone when you purchase the Sony a7S body only for its usual price of $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Sony a7r body with Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-113T Ball Head for $2100

If you are looking for both a Sony a7r body only and a tripod, B&H Photo is currently offering the Sony a7r body only for $2100 with free shipping with this free item included automatically by B&H, the Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-113T Ball Head. This promotion is good as long as you see it mentioned right below the product name at the B&H Photo website.