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Sony FE Lens Rebates For Days! | Deal Dash

By Anthony Thurston on August 9th 2015

It has been quite a week, with the Sony A7R II being released into the wild, and plenty of rumor rumblings to keep your mouth watering. But, now it’s time for some deals!

$100 Instant Rebates on Sony FE Glass

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If there was one complaint that was totally warranted regarding the Sony FE system, it is that few of the lenses are particularly affordable when compared to their DSLR counterparts.

But that is why I am here, to make things a bit more affordable for you :) Sony has announced a crop of instant rebates on their FE (Full Frame E Mount) lens stable, and you can find all of the deals over on B&H, here. I’ve also listed them below:

  • Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at B&H.
  • Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at B&H.
  • 70-200mm G lens at B&H.
  • Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at B&H.
  • Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at B&H.
  • 28-70mm lens at B&H.
  • 28-135mm PZ lens at B&H.

Leica S (Typ 006)

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Leica is known for their rangefinder style cameras and their incredible lens quality. Leica also makes some pretty awesome medium format cameras, and the Leica S is one of them! Right now you can get an incredible deal, too.

Over at B&H, you can get the Leica S for $7,995 off, for a final price of $13,995. It’s out of my budget, but if you are in the market, this is a great deal.

Rokinon Xeen M4/3 Cinema Lenses Now Available For Pre-Order

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If you shoot video on a M4/3 camera like the GH4 then you will be happy to hear that Rokinon’s new Xeen cinema lenses are now available for pre-order! These lenses come in 24mm, 50mm, and 85mm T/1.5, making them incredibly versatile in both shallow DoF and low light situations.

If you are interested, you can find them below over at B&H (they are also available in other lens mounts):

This is our daily deals report where we will feature a deal, or deals, that we think you should know about. Feel free to let us know about any deals you run across by sending me an email (link in my profile) or leaving a comment below!

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. robert s

    rokinon lenses at $2500 a pop. yea good luck with that.

    you know a company isnt doing well when they drop the price off a camera 40% in one go.

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    • Dave Haynie

      Sometimes a huge drop is an indicator that a model replacement is on the way. Other times, it’s an indication that maybe they’re considering the camera mis-priced. You never know with a luxury brand such as Leica, wher the selling price is relatively arbitrary, low volumes and very high markup.

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    • robert s

      ah, you mean like hasselblad..yep

      im certain there in shets

      this is from 2005 but I doubt its any different today

      http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6984380949/leica-financialtrouble

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    • Stan Rogers

      The Typ 006 (S-E in some areas) is essentially the old Leica S2 with some minor body updates; the new S (Typ 007) is about to be released (it was announced last year). There’s nothing *wrong* with the Typ 006; it just has the same sort of ISO limitations (and high-ISO noise characteristics) that are typical of older CCD sensors — if you go above ISO 400 or so, depending on the image tones, you start to get that delightful cross-stitch-pattern noise that comes from bucket-brigading the data off of the sensor. The S-E is meant to be a low-cost (relatively speaking, in both medium format *and* Leica terms) alternative to the S (Typ 007). I was surprised to hear both that the 007 was so late coming to market and that the 006 was priced so high (going by what Leica was saying at the 007 announcement time, the 006 should have been around $13K all along).

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    • Dave Haynie

      You can’t really judge the current health of a company based on a 10-year-old article. Yes, Leica was having trouble in 2005. Of course, Sony was just in talks about taking over Konica-Minolta’s failing camera business that year, the modern smartphone didn’t exist yet, and over 200 million disposable film cameras sold in the USA. Kodak was still a major player in the P&S market, the P&S market WAS the volume thing: Canon, Sony, Kodak, and Olympus outsold Nikon, while Fujifilm was barely on the map.

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