USA deal: Sigma launches new rebate program on Alpha Mount Lenses…

Sigma USA just introduced a new Sony Alpha Mount lens rebate running throught the whole month of JUne. You can get up to $200 instant savings on those lenses:
$50 off on the Sigma 10mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 8-16mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 17-50mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 28mm at BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma 50-150mm at BHphoto.
$150 off on the Sigma 50-500mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 50mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sigma 105mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 12-24mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 24-70mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma 70-200mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 70-300mm at Amazon and BHphoto.

Some are really great lenses and you may grab them now!

Sony A77 price falls at $1238 for the body, at $1819 for the kit. Rokinon for NEX now shipping.

This is now the lowest price I have ever seen for the A77. You cna get it for $1,838 with 16-50mm kit lens at Amazon (one left). And for $1,238 you can buy the A77 body only again via third party reseller at Amazon (plenty of them in Stock). Just a reminder. The A77 successor will arrive in mid-late 2013 only. And no other APS-C SLT model will be announced this year. So these price drops have nothing to do with a possible replacement.

Meantime the new Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens for NEX is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) and for $50 more at Amazon (Click here).

The RX100 remains a hotseller at Amazon US (here is the ranking). It’s also within the top 20 at Amazon UK (Click here).

(UPDATED) Sony US has the RX100 in Stock. And so European stores.

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I know it’s not an Alpha Mount or NEX camera but many here (including me) like that Sony camera a lot. And finally you can find it in Stock in USA and Europe too. Here is the list:

In Stock at Amazon (aftertomorrow!), [shoplink 12908 ebay]Sony Store (Click here)[/shoplink] and [shoplink 12910 ebay]Deals100 on eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].

In Stock at Jessops (Click here), [shoplink 12911 ebay]UKbnSuk eBay (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 12913 ebay]Foto Neuber Germany (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 12914 ebay]Foto Schilling Germany (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 12912 ebay]Vodata Belgium (Click here)[/shoplink].

In Stock at Digitalrev (Click here) and Amazon Japan (Click here).

First 18-135mm SLT bundle at BH. Bundle rebate extended.

BHphoto now offers a new SLT bundle with the new 18-135mm lens:
SLT A77 with 18-135mm lens (Click here)
SLT A65 with 18-135mm lens (Click here)
Lens only price (Click here)

Sony $80 instant rebates were extended till August 4th. There is total of $180 instant savings when bundled with optional lens. More at BHphoto (Click here).

Reminder: NEX+lens deal from Amazon (Click here). Dedicated Sony Alpha Lens Rebate page on Amazon (Click here).

A cheap A77 grip alternative spotted on eBay.

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Vertical grip:
A SAR reader sent me the link to a much cheaper [shoplink 12857 ebay]Sony A77 external vertical grip on auction on eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]. As you see it costs much less than the official Sony VG-C77AM Vertical Grip (here at Amazon). Question is, does it work at least nearly as good as the official grip?

Reminder: Sony extended the US deals til September the 1st:
1) The $100 off on some camera+lens combos (Click here).
2) Price drops on a long list of Sony camera accessories (Click here).
3) $80 off on the A65 (Click here) and the A57 (Click here).