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Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« on: February 10, 2014, 02:08:48 PM »
Sony A7/R and lens sales must not be great, as Sony started a "Bundle Sale," with $200 off body+one lens and $650 off body+one lens+F60M flash.  Be aware, the F60M flash is riddled with overheating problems which Sony will not own up to, but $99 for a $600 flash may be worth it for those not needing rapid firing or willing to repair it on their own (supposedly $100 for repair at http://www.sp-ts.com/).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&docId=1001928541&linkCode=ur2&pf_rd_i=B00FRDUZXM&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=1723181482&pf_rd_r=1JC8GVGZCGEE396P0TB4&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_t=201&plgroup=2&tag=bensbargaicenter

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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 08:35:12 PM »
Sony A7/R and lens sales must not be great, as Sony started a "Bundle Sale," with $200 off body+one lens and $650 off body+one lens+F60M flash.  Be aware, the F60M flash is riddled with overheating problems which Sony will not own up to, but $99 for a $600 flash may be worth it for those not needing rapid firing or willing to repair it on their own (supposedly $100 for repair at http://www.sp-ts.com/).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&docId=1001928541&linkCode=ur2&pf_rd_i=B00FRDUZXM&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=1723181482&pf_rd_r=1JC8GVGZCGEE396P0TB4&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_t=201&plgroup=2&tag=bensbargaicenter


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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 02:57:57 PM »
Here is another good deal for Sony a7/a7R (As posted in sonyalpharumors):

"You can trade in any camera (in any conditions) and get a $300 credit valid for the purchase of a Sony A7 and A7r at Focuscamera (Click here). This is the second great A7-A7r deal of the week after the Up to $650 off savings on A7-A7r, lens and flash packages at Amazon US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and SonyStore US (Click here)".

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/focuscamera-gives-you-300-if-you-trade-in-your-old-camera-for-the-sony-a7-a7r/
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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 11:22:27 PM »
Here is another good deal for Sony a7/a7R (As posted in sonyalpharumors):

"You can trade in any camera (in any conditions) and get a $300 credit valid for the purchase of a Sony A7 and A7r at Focuscamera (Click here). This is the second great A7-A7r deal of the week after the Up to $650 off savings on A7-A7r, lens and flash packages at Amazon US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and SonyStore US (Click here)".

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/focuscamera-gives-you-300-if-you-trade-in-your-old-camera-for-the-sony-a7-a7r/


I called Focus Camera, and the $300 credit is good for any camera, even a broken point-and-shoot, which is stackable on top of the Sony $650 rebate, leading to total of $950 off the package. 

Needless to say, I broke down and ordered the package of A7R, Zeiss 55 f/1.8, and Sony HVL60M flash.  :o  The flash has known overheating issues, but I figure I could use it for non-continuous shooting or send it to Sony service and see what they will do for me. 

BTW, Focuscamera website does not list the package of A7R/55mm/HVL60M under the $300 trade-in deal, just one with the 35mm lens.  However, I found their ebay listing for the package I prefer, and they honored the $300 deal when I called them. 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291079850904?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649






















 
















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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 12:11:45 AM »
Here is another good deal for Sony a7/a7R (As posted in sonyalpharumors):

"You can trade in any camera (in any conditions) and get a $300 credit valid for the purchase of a Sony A7 and A7r at Focuscamera (Click here). This is the second great A7-A7r deal of the week after the Up to $650 off savings on A7-A7r, lens and flash packages at Amazon US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and SonyStore US (Click here)".

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/focuscamera-gives-you-300-if-you-trade-in-your-old-camera-for-the-sony-a7-a7r/


I called Focus Camera, and the $300 credit is good for any camera, even a broken point-and-shoot, which is stackable on top of the Sony $650 rebate, leading to total of $950 off the package

Needless to say, I broke down and ordered the package of A7R, Zeiss 55 f/1.8, and Sony HVL60M flash.  :o  The flash has known overheating issues, but I figure I could use it for non-continuous shooting or send it to Sony service and see what they will do for me. 

BTW, Focuscamera website does not list the package of A7R/55mm/HVL60M under the $300 trade-in deal, just one with the 35mm lens.  However, I found their ebay listing for the package I prefer, and they honored the $300 deal when I called them. 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291079850904?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


Great savings there.

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I have this on my A7R + RX1 - LOVE IT
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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 12:25:09 AM »
I would like to occasionally use my Canon L glass on A7R with autofocus intact, slow or not.  Metabones Mk III at $400 seems a bit much.  Any experience with other "Smart" adapters?

This Chinese one is claimed to be made from brass with AF intact:
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-Mount-Lens-Mount-Auto-Focus-Adapter-for-Sony-NEX-7-a7-a7R-5N-5R-3N-/271342856622?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item3f2d4b69ae" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-Mount-Lens-Mount-Auto-Focus-Ada...</a>

This Viltrox zinc-alloy one seems okay as well.  I have a Viltrox Canon EF to M adapter which works OK though a bit loose on camera end.
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens-to-Sony-NEX-Camera-NEX-3-NEX-5-NEX-7-/181327865685?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item2a37fba755" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens...</a>

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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 01:39:42 AM »
I would like to occasionally use my Canon L glass on A7R with autofocus intact, slow or not.  Metabones Mk III at $400 seems a bit much.  Any experience with other "Smart" adapters?

This Chinese one is claimed to be made from brass with AF intact:
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-Mount-Lens-Mount-Auto-Focus-Adapter-for-Sony-NEX-7-a7-a7R-5N-5R-3N-/271342856622?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item3f2d4b69ae" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-Mount-Lens-Mount-Auto-Focus-Ada...</a>

This Viltrox zinc-alloy one seems okay as well.  I have a Viltrox Canon EF to M adapter which works OK though a bit loose on camera end.
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens-to-Sony-NEX-Camera-NEX-3-NEX-5-NEX-7-/181327865685?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item2a37fba755" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens...</a>

Hi drjlo, I have the Metabones III adapter and it is very well constructed ... when I tried it even with the 70-200 f/2.8 L II lens it feels rock solid ... it provides auto focuses with all of my lenses on a7 (with the exception of EF 50 f/1.4 ... but even that auto focuses when add the Kenko extension tubes attached to the a7+metabones+Keno extension tube+ EF 50 f/1.4 lens).
Although it costs almost twice as much as those 2 bay offerings, buying a metabones adapter provides great community support, rock solid build quality and you can be sure that it will last a long time without damaging the expensive lenses or the camera. I am not suggesting that those ebay offerings will damage your lenses or camera, but it is worth noting that there is not much information or support available for them.
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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 01:39:42 AM »

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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 02:14:22 AM »

This Viltrox zinc-alloy one seems okay as well.  I have a Viltrox Canon EF to M adapter which works OK though a bit loose on camera end.
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens-to-Sony-NEX-Camera-NEX-3-NEX-5-NEX-7-/181327865685?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item2a37fba755" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens...</a>

My adapter EF to EF-M looks exactly the same and it's good, but I can't understand why EF-NEX is 5 times more expensive...

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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 09:13:42 PM »
I would like to occasionally use my Canon L glass on A7R with autofocus intact, slow or not.  Metabones Mk III at $400 seems a bit much.  Any experience with other "Smart" adapters?

This Chinese one is claimed to be made from brass with AF intact:
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-Mount-Lens-Mount-Auto-Focus-Adapter-for-Sony-NEX-7-a7-a7R-5N-5R-3N-/271342856622?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item3f2d4b69ae" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-Mount-Lens-Mount-Auto-Focus-Ada...</a>

This Viltrox zinc-alloy one seems okay as well.  I have a Viltrox Canon EF to M adapter which works OK though a bit loose on camera end.
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens-to-Sony-NEX-Camera-NEX-3-NEX-5-NEX-7-/181327865685?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item2a37fba755" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens...</a>

Hi drjlo, I have the Metabones III adapter and it is very well constructed ... when I tried it even with the 70-200 f/2.8 L II lens it feels rock solid ... it provides auto focuses with all of my lenses on a7 (with the exception of EF 50 f/1.4 ... but even that auto focuses when add the Kenko extension tubes attached to the a7+metabones+Keno extension tube+ EF 50 f/1.4 lens).
Although it costs almost twice as much as those 2 bay offerings, buying a metabones adapter provides great community support, rock solid build quality and you can be sure that it will last a long time without damaging the expensive lenses or the camera. I am not suggesting that those ebay offerings will damage your lenses or camera, but it is worth noting that there is not much information or support available for them.


The Metabones III adapter description includes:
"High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply."

I did not realize these adapters have their own electronics in them instead of just passive pass-through pins ?
If true, then I am more likely to go with the more known brand than eBay brand..

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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2014, 05:02:47 AM »
I would like to occasionally use my Canon L glass on A7R with autofocus intact, slow or not.  Metabones Mk III at $400 seems a bit much.  Any experience with other "Smart" adapters?

This Chinese one is claimed to be made from brass with AF intact:
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-Mount-Lens-Mount-Auto-Focus-Adapter-for-Sony-NEX-7-a7-a7R-5N-5R-3N-/271342856622?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item3f2d4b69ae" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-Mount-Lens-Mount-Auto-Focus-Ada...</a>

This Viltrox zinc-alloy one seems okay as well.  I have a Viltrox Canon EF to M adapter which works OK though a bit loose on camera end.
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens-to-Sony-NEX-Camera-NEX-3-NEX-5-NEX-7-/181327865685?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&amp;hash=item2a37fba755" rel="nofollow">www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-focus-AF-Adapter-Canon-EF-EF-S-Lens...</a>

Hi drjlo, I have the Metabones III adapter and it is very well constructed ... when I tried it even with the 70-200 f/2.8 L II lens it feels rock solid ... it provides auto focuses with all of my lenses on a7 (with the exception of EF 50 f/1.4 ... but even that auto focuses when add the Kenko extension tubes attached to the a7+metabones+Keno extension tube+ EF 50 f/1.4 lens).
Although it costs almost twice as much as those 2 bay offerings, buying a metabones adapter provides great community support, rock solid build quality and you can be sure that it will last a long time without damaging the expensive lenses or the camera. I am not suggesting that those ebay offerings will damage your lenses or camera, but it is worth noting that there is not much information or support available for them.


I did not realize these adapters have their own electronics in them instead of just passive pass-through pins ?

That is correct.
As you may have also noticed on their website, this Smart Adapter has the following features:
True electronic integration of aperture diaphragm - let camera automatically choose aperture in P or S exposure modes, or dial in yourself on the camera body in A or M modes.
Powered by camera body. No external power source required.
Wide open button (opposite of depth-of-field preview function) makes manual focusing easy.
The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo cam ball heads.
High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.
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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 06:33:28 PM »
FYI, doing some more research, the RJ Electronics adapter is reported to be well-built with AF as good (maybe more precise?) as Metabones III.  It's a bit cheaper at $289. 

http://www.rjcamera.com/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=81

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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 03:07:32 AM »
FYI, doing some more research, the RJ Electronics adapter is reported to be well-built with AF as good (maybe more precise?) as Metabones III.  It's a bit cheaper at $289. 

http://www.rjcamera.com/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=81

That is interesting, according to their website, the RJ adapter auto focuses on EF 50 f/1.4 ... coz it does not auto focus on metabones III adapter. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
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