Holiday Savings Sunday

Holiday Savings/Green Monday
B&H Photo Holiday Savings
Amazon Holiday Live
Adorama Holiday Savings

Amazon is currently offering 15% back on various products including Sony cameras. You can find a list here.

Camera Bodies
Sony a9 (Save $500):
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Sony a7RIII (Save $300):
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Sony a7III (Save $200):
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Sony a7rII (Save $400):
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Sony a7II (Save $500):
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Sony a7sII (Save $400):
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Sony a6500 (Save $200):
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Sony a6000 (Save $150):
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Sony a5100 (Save $100):
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Lens Deals
E-Mount Lens Deals
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Save $150
Sigma E-mount Lenses
Zeiss E-mount Lenses
Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Save $50

Accessory Deals
Lexar Memory Cards
Memory Card Savings
Power Banks

General Deals
Deal Zone
Featured Deals
Mac Book Pro Savings save up to$1,500
Apple Holiday Savings save up to $500

Software Deals
Adobe Creative Cloud 12 Month Subscription Save $240
Luminar 4 & Aurora HDR 2019 (Savings code FUJIADDICT)
ON1 Photo RAW 2020 NEW

FE Lenses
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA (Save $100):
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Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA (Save $50):
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Sony Zeiss Planar T* 5omm f/1.4 (Save $100):
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Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 (Save $50):
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Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro (Save $50):
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Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 (Save $100):
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Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 (Save $50):
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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS (Save $100):
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Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G (Save $100):
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Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
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Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
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Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS (Save $100):
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Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
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Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens (Save $100):
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Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS (Save $100):
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NEX Lenses
Sony 20mm f/2.8 Alpha E-mount (Save $50):
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Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS (Save $100):
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Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
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Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE (Save $50):
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Zeiss Batis and Loxia Savings:
Zeiss Batis 135mm (Save $204): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Zeiss Batis 18mm (Save $240): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Zeiss Batis 25mm (Save $349): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Zeiss Batis 85mm (Save $150): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Additional Zeiss Savings

Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 ASPH (Save $100):
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Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 ASPH III (Save $50):
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Voigtlander 21mm f/1.4 FE (Save $100):
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Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 ASPH (Save $100):
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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 FE (Save $200):
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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 FE (Save $150):
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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 FE (Save $100):
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Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 ASPH (Save $50):
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Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm f/2.5 (Save $100):
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Sigma Savings
Sigma MC-11(Save $100): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

New Apple iPad Pro and More: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple iMac Pro: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple MBP: B&H Photo / Adorama
MacBook Pro (Savings still available): B&H Photo

Software Deals
Luminar 4 & Aurora HDR 2019 (Savings code FUJIADDICT)
ON1 Photo RAW 2020

Laowa Savings can be found at VenusOptic or at B&H Photo.

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DPRTV: Tamron 35mm f/2.8 vs Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8

DPRTV compare the newly released Tamron 35mm f/2.8 vs Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8. Below are excerpts from the video:

  • 2.8 primes can be very compact which is probably why they exist
  • Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 is the most compact
  • Zeiss is 132g the Tamron is 210g
  • Tamron has a larger diameter with 67mm filters and the Sony takes 49mm
  • Most modern Tamron lenses have a 67mm filter thread
  • Not much difference in the center sharpness
  • Wide-open in the corners, the Tamron is noticeably better than the Zeiss
  • The Zeiss has a metal focus ring that is great
  • Tamron focus ring is plastic and has play
  • Zeiss has tons of LOCA with a magenta shift in the foreground and bright cyan in the background
  • Tamron is well controlled with a slight magenta ting in the foreground and slight green in the background, but very well controlled
  • The Tamron has a plastic feel, but it is weather sealed
  • The Sony doesn’t have a rubber gasket
  • Tamron is very slow to focus
  • Sony has fast AF
  • Tamron wins for minimum focus distance
  • Bokeh is very similar, but the Tamron is a little less busy and cleaner
  • Sony has focus breathing, but the Tamron has more
  • Tamron handles flare well with a little bit of purple
  • The Sony Zeiss has better flare control
  • The Tamron is half the price of the Sony
  • The Tamron 35mm f/2.8 is the clear winner in DPRTV’s opinion

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35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F053):
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Tamron 24mm and 35mm Now Shipping and MTF Charts For Tamron’s New Lenses

35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F053):
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24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F051):
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20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F050):
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Compatible with main camera-specific features and functions
– Fast Hybrid AF
– Eye AF
– Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
– In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
– Camera-based lens unit firmware updates
* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details.
This model is used only in MF operation with SONY NEX series and alpha 5000 in video mode.
* As of September, 2019.


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ZYOptics Release The Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens With Extended Working Distance


Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro: B&H Photo / Adorama

Product Highlights

  • Super Long Working Distance (1x @ 230mm, 5x @ 95mm)
  • Super Low Chromatic Aberration (APO design)
  • Large Aperture
  • Crystal sharpness
  • Near telecentric performance
  • Free tripod collar & LED light

ZY Optics release the Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens with extended working distance
Shenyang China, Nov 25, 2019 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) have released a new Super Macro Lens for full frame cameras, the Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5x Super Macro Lens and it features a wide magnification range and a very long working distance.

Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens has a wide magnification range (from 1X to 5X) allowing photographers to capture subjects at different sizes. Users no longer need to DIY or use any extension tubes to reach high magnification shooting. The lens is also designed to have one of the longest working distance for ANY super macro lens. The closest working distance at 5x magnification is 3.93” (10cm) and 10.7” (27.2cm) at 1x magnification. This working distance is so much longer than traditional macro lenses in the market. Photographers can now start shooting macro objects without getting too close and scare them away. The extended working distance also implies lighting can get to the subjects easier. It is also more friendly to use on video shooting. This new super macro lens also has a near telecentric performance which is a big advantage when it comes to macro image stacking photography or industrial usage.

The new 1x-5x Super Macro lens incorporates a 12 elements in 8 groups structure which delivers impressive resolution from corners to corners. The chromatic aberration is also controlled to the minimum (APO design). Weighing merely 1.65 lbs (750g) and 6.7cm long, it is a perfect companion for both wildlife or indoor lab shooting. It is relatively compact in its class which allows photographers to capture extremely fine subjects or patterns with different sizes. Greater magnification can also be achieved by stacking extension tubes or bellows. The high magnification is extremely useful for scientific purposes. The lens can only be used in macro distances and cannot focus to infinity. A 58mm filter thread is also available.

The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts are available.

A free tripod collar and LED ring light are included in the package.

Pricing & Availability

Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens is now available to ship and purchase at ZY Optics authorized resellers and at our official website ( The Recommended Retail price without tax is USD 499/pc .

More sample photos can be found from official website (

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Sony World Photography Awards Announces Alpha Female Award In 2020 Open Competition

The Sony World Photography Awards has announced the Alpha Female Award as part of the 2020 SWPA Open competition. The winner will be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards night in London. Deadline to enter is January 7, 2020. See the full announcement below and click here to enter.

Alpha Female Award: To celebrate the engaging photographic work created by women worldwide, Sony US announces the Alpha Female Award. The prize recognizes leading female photographers entering the Sony World Photography Awards Open competition. Aiming to promote international photographers embracing a range of subject matter, this Award acknowledges the rich diversity of photography today.

The winner receives a range of Sony digital imaging equipment and their image will be displayed at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London. The winner’s work will be displayed alongside a carefully curated selection of recent imagery by the creators and mentors from the Sony Alpha female US program.

The recipient of the Alpha Female Award will be announced on April 16, 2020, at the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards night in London.

All female photographers entering a single image to any of the ten categories in the Sony World Photography Awards’ Open competition will be considered for the Alpha Female Award. Categories to choose from are Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Travel and Street Photography.

Submissions are judged by a panel of experts. Images will be rewarded for their power to communicate a visual narrative with excellent technical and creative skills.

Submit your body of work to the Open competition here.

Sony’s Alpha Female program focuses on creating opportunities for professional female photographers and videographers working in the United States and fostering a richer and more diverse industry.

Six female creators are accepted into the six-month long Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence Program, during which they each received over $30,000 in grants and equipment, mentorship with an award-winning Sony Artisan of Imagery, and numerous opportunities to raise their profiles in the photography and filmmaking industries.

Discover the new photographers taking part in the Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence Program and follow their progress at

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Save $350 on The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Today Only

Today only you can save $350 on the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM at B&H Photo.

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