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: [shopcountry 3003].

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)

[shoplink 6128 ebay]Click hee to see the A33/A55 battery grip auctions on eBay.[/shoplink] [shoplink 6129 ebay]Click hee to see the NEX-5 battery grip auctions on eBay.[/shoplink]

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!

A nice eBay finding: Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 with NEX adapter!

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While I was searching for a new lens on eBay I found a [shoplink 5973 ebay]Japanese store[/shoplink] selling the Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 along the MicroFourThirds to NEX adapter. The whole set costs you $1,450.00 which is not so expensive. Click the link to see the auction: [shoplink 5973 ebay]Nokton 25mm for NEX[/shoplink]. The lens will vignette quite a bit but if you want a better f/0.95 lens the only option is the $10,495.00 cheap [shoplink 5974 ebay]Leica 50mm f/0.95[/shoplink] :(