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Sony E Mount Lens Sale - SEL35F18 $398, SEL50F18 $248, SEL1018 $748

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was just checking prices and it looks like some Sony E Mount lens are back on sale prices. $50 - $100 off MAP retail prices. Seems to be everywhere.

SEL35F18 http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SEL35F...ny+e+mount

SEL50F18 http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SEL50F...s=sel50f18

SEL1018 http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SEL101...ds=sel1018
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Might be a dumb question but why is the 35mm much more expensive than the 50mm? They are otherwise identical in specs.
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Might be a dumb question but why is the 35mm much more expensive than the 50mm? They are otherwise identical in specs.
More practical.
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Might be a dumb question but why is the 35mm much more expensive than the 50mm? They are otherwise identical in specs.
Basic laws of supply and demand at work here. The e-mount 35mm field of view is about equal to a 50mm lens on the old 35mm film cameras. This is a pretty versatile, "normal" focal distance. So, it will be more popular and practical.
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If you want this locally hit your local Best Buy and tell them you would like to purchase from them but knock 10% off to offset taxes. YMMV but has worked for me every time even on more expensive items. Just did this a few days ago on the A7II. Key is to find one of their competitors that doesn't charge your State tax, I always use B&H. Just easier to return if needed and elite + members have 45 day return policy.
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If you want this locally hit your local Best Buy and tell them you would like to purchase from them but knock 10% off to offset taxes. YMMV but has worked for me every time even on more expensive items. Just did this a few days ago on the A7II. Key is to find one of their competitors that doesn't charge your State tax, I always use B&H. Just easier to return if needed and elite + members have 45 day return policy.
Damn, how in the hell did you get an A7 open box for $899?? The lowest I've found for the kit with 24-70 lens in pristine condition with all accessories has been $1150
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Basic laws of supply and demand at work here. The e-mount 35mm field of view is about equal to a 50mm lens on the old 35mm film cameras. This is a pretty versatile, "normal" focal distance. So, it will be more popular and practical.
This (aside from wanting a longer 300mm zoom) is why I've sold off all of my Sony mirrorless gear. I loved shooting with it, but lenses will be expensive for years to come. Once the A6000 is superceded and can be purchased for pennies I'll pick one up again, but for now I'm switching to Nikon where you can get a 35mm f1.8 for under a $100 used that's good enough for all but professional grade work (and a 18-200 for around $250 used rather than $500 for an e-mount).

That said, the SEL35F18 is an AWESOME lens and was my go to for walk around. I do wish though that there was a fast 24mm that didn't cost close to $1000 for the e-mount. For my shooting style with low light (mostly indoors and in bars haha), 24mm would be a much less awkward focal length.
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Damn, how in the hell did you get an A7 open box for $899?? The lowest I've found for the kit with 24-70 lens in pristine condition with all accessories has been $1150
Tell them what you're willing to spend. You meant the 28-70mm correct?
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Tell them what you're willing to spend. You meant the 28-70mm correct?
Yeah (if it was the Zeiss zoom I guess that'd be even more ridiculous). The sales associates usually not willing to go down more than 20% or so from current sale price but will give it a try
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If you want this locally hit your local Best Buy and tell them you would like to purchase from them but knock 10% off to offset taxes. YMMV but has worked for me every time even on more expensive items. Just did this a few days ago on the A7II. Key is to find one of their competitors that doesn't charge your State tax, I always use B&H. Just easier to return if needed and elite + members have 45 day return policy.
you must have good Best Buy then. every BB I've tried this with for Sony gear has repeatedly said because of MAP pricing, it was impossible for them to discount. Open box items are another story.
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Tell them what you're willing to spend. You meant the 28-70mm correct?
Actually, did you price match it against Abe's of Maine or something (even though they are a bit dodgey)?
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These are good deals. Really looking for a deal on the SEL1670Z, though...
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Actually, did you price match it against Abe's of Maine or something (even though they are a bit dodgey)?
I didn't price match anyone for the A7 for $899 it was open @ $1200 I think, I told them I had a $1000 and that was it. For the A7II I told them I wanted to buy locally and by buying @$2000 from them (Best Buy) I'm throwing away almost $200 in tax that could be used on other items & manager said cool I'll knock off $180. The A7II was brand new I had them pull up B&H for the pm which is no tax to CA. This was 2 different BB. Also when the Nikon 50mm 1.8 was on sale for $200 I went in and did the same thing & that manager actually knocked a brand new lens down to $150 before tax instead of about $180 to offset taxes.
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Basic laws of supply and demand at work here. The e-mount 35mm field of view is about equal to a 50mm lens on the old 35mm film cameras. This is a pretty versatile, "normal" focal distance. So, it will be more popular and practical.
That makes sense. Thank you!

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This (aside from wanting a longer 300mm zoom) is why I've sold off all of my Sony mirrorless gear. I loved shooting with it, but lenses will be expensive for years to come. Once the A6000 is superceded and can be purchased for pennies I'll pick one up again, but for now I'm switching to Nikon where you can get a 35mm f1.8 for under a $100 used that's good enough for all but professional grade work (and a 18-200 for around $250 used rather than $500 for an e-mount).

That said, the SEL35F18 is an AWESOME lens and was my go to for walk around. I do wish though that there was a fast 24mm that didn't cost close to $1000 for the e-mount. For my shooting style with low light (mostly indoors and in bars haha), 24mm would be a much less awkward focal length.
I really do love the SEL50F18 but I find it isn't very useful for everyday shots. Would the SEL35F18 suit me well and also be good for video? Does it give off as much "bokeh" as the SEL50F18?
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That makes sense. Thank you!



I really do love the SEL50F18 but I find it isn't very useful for everyday shots. Would the SEL35F18 suit me well and also be good for video? Does it give off as much "bokeh" as the SEL50F18?
Good for video, not as much bokeh & not as sharp but the FL trade off you get still makes it a great lens.
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