Sony US deals (Only one A850 left at Amazon, new Sony Flash discounted).

Soon the A850 will be impossible to find in other places than eBay. The biggest online US online stores like Adorama and Bhphoto already don’t have the camera in Stock anymore. You can find one single unit only at Amazon (Click here). As you see it’s cold via Samy’s camera. The same reseller is offering the Sony A55 in bundle with the 18-250mm lens (Click here).

If you are in business for a Flash you might take a look at the new Sony HVL-F43AM which saw a consistent price drop at Amazon (Click here). It is in Stock for $279.90.

Samyang links…

Quite a couple of people asked me where they can get the new Samyang NEX lens. I wanted to remind you that you can find them on eBay only for now, and that the new 8mm fisheye lens for NEX has been optimized for the NEX-VG10 camcorder! There should be a version for the “normal” NEX cameras coming later.
And if you have some doubts about the quality don’t worry! Read some tests of other Samyang lenses on Photozone (Click here). You will see those are very good quality lenses!

It’s worth to mention that Samyang made a total of four very good manual lenses for Alpha mount:
– The 8mm f/3.5 fisheye (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
– The 14mm f/2.8 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
– The very good and very cheap 85mm f/1.4 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
– The 800mm f/8 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).

Crazy: Minolta/Sony Alpha AF Bellows by Novoflex!

I don’t know how many of you knew that Novoflex made a dual track rack and pinion AF bellows for Sony/Minolta camera and lenses! I found one of those for sale on eBay (Click here). It has all the electrical contacts for the automation of the camera/lens/bellows system. The description says: “It’s a great accessory for close-up, macro, stereographic, and panoramic photography. It’s also perfectly suited for slide/negative & photo copying. It excels in hand-held indoor/outdoor, nature and macro photography, due to it’s automation, compact size and light weight. Other non auto bellows are generally too bulky and heavy for hand-held use. The precise rack and pinion gear allows very minute fore and aft movement of your camera for very accurate framing focusing. It will not slip when pointed up or down. It has a very secure locking mechanism. It can accommodate heavy lenses. It is of all metal construction, steel and aluminum.

Novofles is a German company well known for their high quality adapters. But I didn’t know they make bellows too!

Click here to see the current Novoflex bellow auction on eBay.

Sony refurbished camera and lenses.

UPDATE: Although the eBay Feedback history of the reseller is very positive a reader warned me to buy from that store and linked me to those customers reviews. Hmmm….

– A refurbished Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 lens (Click here to see the item) which you can get for 849.00 Pounds (969 Euros). That’s almost 300 Euro less than the cheapest price for a new lens I found in Germany and UK!
– And they are also selling ten silver NEX-3 bodys (Click here to see them on eBay) for 189 Pounds (215 Euros). That’s 25 Euro less than a new NEX-3.

From Wikipedia: “Refurbished products could possibly be the products which are returned by the customer within the return policy of the company which sold the product, without any defect with the product. Refurbished products are generally bench tested and certified by the authorized service centers of the company and then re-packaged, labeled as a Refurbished Product.

 

New Samyang 8mm fisheye for NEX on eBay (+ new flash preorders)

Sony NEX-VG10 user might be interested to know that you can finally get the Samyang 8mm fisheye lens for NEX on eBay (Click here). It’s sold by the official polish Samyang resellers.
It’s worth to mention that Samyang made also four very good manual lenses for Alpha mount:
– The 8mm f/3.5 fisheye (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
– The 14mm f/2.8 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
– The very good and very cheap 85mm f/1.4 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
– The 800mm f/8 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).

And our US readers can preorder the new Sony HVL-F43AM flash on Amazon (Click here).