After the NEX and the SLT cameas also the A580 gets a $50 discount in US.

Last week I have been a bit surprised to see that Sony launched a $50 instant rebate offer for the NEX and SLT cameras. Why surprised? Because of the recent power supply problems in Japan I did expect to see some supply shortage and maybe some price increase too. But Sony launched an instant rebate offer in US (not in Europe or Asia as long as I know). Today also the excellent Sony A580 camera have been included in the instant rebate action. See the A580 body-only and body-kit-lens price at Amazon, Adorama, B&H and J&R (Click on shop names). Cool or not? If europeans and asian do find similar deals or rebates drop me a line at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

And here is the summary of all US deals:
-$50 on the A580 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H and J&R.
-$50 on the A55 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
-$50 on the A33 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
-$50 on the NEX-5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
-$50 on the NEX-3 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

$50 instant rebate on the Sony A55 (US deal)

An anonymous mailer just sent me the link to the recent Sony A55 deal (Thanks!). There is an $50 instant rebate offer that ends on May 14:

Click those links to check the final price of both body-only and the kit lens option: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Also the A33 deal is back (there was already an instant rebate offer a couple of weeks ago). Check out at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
And the NEX deal is still ongoing at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

I confess I am bit surprised to see those offers. I hope it means that supply problems from Japan are not as worse as expected.

Bhphoto and Adorama will close from April 18th to April 26th (Nex and A55 deals)

A quick reminder for our readers from US. The two biggest photo online stores will be closed in observance of Passover from Monday, April 18th, through Tuesday April 26th. As I mentioned yesterday I do expect shortages and maybe price increments on some Sony products because of the recent Tsunami-Nuclear disaster.

If you do plan to buy a camera or lens than it might be the right time to start shopping! Here are quick links to tour affiliate stores: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

And here is a quick deal reminder:
1) When you buy a NEX-5 or NEX-3  you get an $150 instant rebate when you buy it with both the 16mm and the 18-55mmm lenses. Check at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
2) You save $230 on the new Sony A55 and 18-250mm Lens Bundle at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
3) You can get discounted used camera kits at BHphoto (Click here).

I will check tomorrow if there are deals in Europe. It take smuch more time to check dozens of online stores for every european country :(

Battery grip for NEX and A33/55 now on eBay (chinese product!)

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The recently announced battery grip for the A33/A55 and the Sony NEX-5 cameras is now available for purchase on eBay. It’s made by the taiwanese company Ownuser (Click here)

Click hee to see the A33/A55 battery grip auctions on eBay. Click hee to see the NEX-5 battery grip auctions on eBay.

Reminder: The grip does offer:
External Shutter release input
External AC power input
Camera shutter release output
tripod mount
use of two Lithium batteries and AA Battery (6A/8A)
IR output (!)

LInks to the original products pages of the company:
The battery grip for the A33/A55: http://www.ownuser.com.tw/mig_sa55.html
The battery grip for the Sony NEX: http://www.ownuser.com.tw/mig_snx5.html

Once you have it and tested it let us know what you think about! Thanks!