US instant rebates on the A55, NEX-5 and VG10 (replacements coming soon?)

There have been new instant rebates on the Sony A55 camera. As you know last week we told you that there could be a new A57 (or A65) announcement in July. And rumors from new sources do suggest that also the NEX-5 and VG10 could be replaced (more on that as soon as I get info from trusted sources). The very interesting note is that those deals do end on July 9. And our sources told us that there coul be a press release on July 7 :)
The following price drops in US may be a indirect confirmation that the rumor is correct! Here is the list of the price drops:

You can get the A55 body only for $699 (-50$) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
And there are also price drops on different A55 kit options at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

$50 price drops on all kits at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

$150.00 Instant Rebate on the NEX-VG10 double lens kit at Adorama (Click here).

New Holga lens for NEX

[shoplink 7098 ebay][/shoplink] I found that news via 43rumors. The new Holga lens for NEX is now available on [shoplink 7098 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]. I don’t know how many of you are Holga fans, but I am one of them :)


  • Effective Focal Length: 60mm (120 Medium Format – apply crop ratio as per your SLR)
  • Aperture: Fixed f/8
  • Focus: Manual Zone Focus
  • Lens Type: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 38x57mm
  • Weight: 38g

Preorder the new Samyang/Rokinon/Wallimex 35mm f/1.4 manual lens for Alpha Mount.

I was wondering why I couldn’t find any preorder option of the new Samyang 35mm f/1.4 manual lens. Finally I discovered that in US and Europe the lens has a different “name”. It’s called Rokinon in US and sometimes called Wallimex in Europe (why?). You can preorder the lens for $499 at Amazon (Click here). Didn’t found the lens in european stores.

P.S.: The real bargain is the 85mm f/1.4 you can get for $274 on Amazon (Click here).

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…

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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 [shoplink 6821 ebay]eBay[/shoplink] only for now, and that the new [shoplink 6821 ebay]8mm fisheye lens for NEX[/shoplink] 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 ([shoplink 6823 ebay]Click here to see current auctions on eBay)[/shoplink].
– The 14mm f/2.8 ([shoplink 6822 ebay]Click here to see current auctions on eBay)[/shoplink].
– The very good and very cheap 85mm f/1.4 ([shoplink 6824 ebay]Click here to see current auctions on eBay)[/shoplink].
– The 800mm f/8 ([shoplink 6827 ebay]Click here to see current auctions on eBay)[/shoplink].

Crazy: Minolta/Sony Alpha AF Bellows by Novoflex!

[shoplink 6909 ebay][/shoplink] 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 [shoplink 6909 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]. 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!

[shoplink 6909 ebay]Click here to see the current Novoflex bellow auction on eBay[/shoplink].