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Amazon has Sony 85mm f/1.8 Full-Frame E-Mount Prime Lens (SEL85F18/2) for $249.99. Shipping is free. Thanks liuxinic

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Saw this while searching for the Sony 85mm f1.8 lens on Amazon ($548). It shows as the "newer model" but the picture and the description seem match. The "newer model" is first available on Amazon since September 3 2019. "Newer model" manufacturer reference is SEL85F18/2 while the "older" one is just SEL85F18. The "newer model" ships from and sold by Amazon.com and "Usually ships within 1 to 3 months "

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WLGFWGX

This "newer model " : Full-Frame E-Mount Fast Prime Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XF2HBKK

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Yes, they are free to be scum. Exactly what I said.
Would you rather have a billion dollar organization not paying taxes making more money or someone else?
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Would you rather have a billion dollar organization not paying taxes making more money or someone else?
Uh, these are literally (were) sold by said billion dollar company. Then you got Joe Shmoo taking the supply and selling it for more than other Joe Shmoos could have bought it for.

Your argument is asinine.

The billion dollar company makes their money anyways, but you dont have to be a middleman, screwing over others. That's just pathetic greed.
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10 (9 now) available... ppl are scum. Middle class cannibalizing themselves.
Selling something to buyers they don't even know if they are getting like 10? highly doubt Oct 10 through November 10 shipping time that Amazon 24 hr, over a day price mistake which mean billions ordered is going allow 10-20 orders go out to one account let alone 5. Maybe one or two at the most but usually it's one if that. Unless someone was quick with overnight shipping of in stock items.
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Uh, these are literally (were) sold by said billion dollar company. Then you got Joe Shmoo taking the supply and selling it for more than other Joe Shmoos could have bought it for.

Your argument is asinine.

The billion dollar company makes their money anyways, but you dont have to be a middleman, screwing over others. That's just pathetic greed.
Do you think Amazon gets them for less than 250?
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Doubt that unless it was some sort of dump of stock in line with the tariff maneuvers and/ or a marketing scheme, in which case I'd think they would be near cost. They might be more likely to ship multiples per account, if they were listed without such limits for a reason. They might want to move them before a deadline, or want to promote their new A7RIV and other new rumored offering.

If it was a mistake in the listing they might just try to fulfill as many as they can because sometimes they decide taking a loss for the sake of customer satisfaction is worth it, and the ordeal is not going to slow down their momentum in an impactful way. Things can be worked into future relationship with Sony, accounting, taxes, to lessen the blow to them as we know, etc. But if they can't meet the demand, they would likely cut down the multiples orders first. Or first come first serve, but I would hope not.

I ordered one so will try not to worry about the status for now. And, yeah Prime members and good customers that Amazon has worked with in the past know they like to keep you shopping there with incentive! They're built on managing losses in order to command steady streams of profits from happy customers, and offering great deals where they can.

Sony needs camera sales, they have been slowing a bit after a good run on their initially bleeding-edge 4K capable mirrorless offerings with fast successive releases, and without great competition, which is now returning. Sony is responding to that how they can and would like to move A7III and A7RIV while they inhabit their most desirable market positions. They want people in their full frame system, the new aps-c offerings hint at that as well. They're likely working together (Amazon and Sony) on this at this point, if they weren't already. Smilie
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It's a freeBtw you gonna keep commein country, people can profit off of anything they please
BTW, you gonna keep replying directly to me like last time then call harassment to the Mods like you did last time?
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Doubt that unless it was some sort of dump of stock in line with the tariff maneuvers and/ or a marketing scheme, in which case I'd think they would be near cost. They might be more likely to ship multiples per account, if they were listed without such limits for a reason. They might want to move them before a deadline, or want to promote their new A7RIV and other new rumored offering.

If it was a mistake in the listing they might just try to fulfill as many as they can because sometimes they decide taking a loss for the sake of customer satisfaction is worth it, and the ordeal is not going to slow down their momentum in an impactful way. Things can be worked into future relationship with Sony, accounting, taxes, to lessen the blow to them as we know, etc. But if they can't meet the demand, they would likely cut down the multiples orders first. Or first come first serve, but I would hope not.

I ordered one so will try not to worry about the status for now. And, yeah Prime members and good customers that Amazon has worked with in the past know they like to keep you shopping there with incentive! They're built on managing losses in order to command steady streams of profits from happy customers, and offering great deals where they can.

Sony needs camera sales, they have been slowing a bit after a good run on their initially bleeding-edge 4K capable mirrorless offerings with fast successive releases, and without great competition, which is now returning. Sony is responding to that how they can and would like to move A7III and A7RIV while they inhabit their most desirable market positions. They want people in their full frame system, the new aps-c offerings hint at that as well. They're likely working together (Amazon and Sony) on this at this point, if they weren't already. Smilie
Dream on. It was a listing error the 50mm was selling for $599 which should have been $249. They eventually fixed the prices, shortly after it was fixed the item went unavailable.
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Lol so many people contacting customer service, might as well give them this slick deals url and go all the way
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Lol so many people contacting customer service, might as well give them this slick deals url and go all the way
I called up Jeff and asked what the differences were, and why one was so cheap. He promised that the order was good and gave me $20 promo credit for the trouble.
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paid 600 for mine. Best sub 1k sony prime lens. Sharp, quick and light. Perfect for a73 or a7r3
how does it compare performance wise to the 90mm 2.8
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Ordered and I don't even have a Sony camera. I am keeping an eye on A7iii. I think it is time to dump Nikon.
for fuji if you want APS-C. if full frame, then go for sony. right now there is a fuji xh-1 sale for body and grip $999. That is a steal!
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https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Co...7_1818_917

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how does it compare performance wise to the 90mm 2.8
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Umm.. that DPreview article says exactly what cyciumx has been saying all along... Equivalence is only valid for field-of-view and depth-of-field.

An 85mm f/1.8 FF lens will have an equivalent field-of-view of 128mm on an APS-C crop sensor and an equivalent depth-of-field (ie. "bokeh") of an f/2.8 APS-C lens.

However, the amount of light intensity/density falling on the sensor is still at the f/1.8 level. It doesn't matter how big the sensor is. Sure, the crop sensor will have "wasted" light, but the light intensity across the sensor (which is what matters for exposure) is the same. If you were to have that SpeedBooster light "condenser" mentioned in one of the links, you can take that "wasted" light and condense it over the smaller area of the sensor, which increases the light intensity/density and makes the lens "faster" than f/1.8 on APS-C in terms of F-stop.

So if you look at F-stop and care about lens "speed" and reducing exposure times, then this 85mm f/1.8 FF lens is as fast as an f/1.8 lens in any smaller format.

If you care about "bokeh" then yes, this lens will be the equivalent of an f/2.8 APS-C lens in terms of depth-of-field only at the equivalent focal length of 128mm.

Think of it another way. Take the image from a full-frame sensor and literally crop out a smaller image. Think about the physical size of the bokeh blob in the background. Then think about the size of the bokeh blob in the background relative to the object in the foreground. The relation doesn't change between the two just because you crop the image. However, because the field of view has gotten narrower, but the bokeh size didn't change relative to other parts of the image, this equivalently looks like a larger depth-of-field produced by an equivalent smaller aperture lens.

Roughly speaking, the "size" of your background bokeh relative to foreground object is proportional to the focal length divided by the aperture. By virtue alone of the crop factor making the equivalent focal length on APS-C larger, the aperture in terms of depth-of-field has to be smaller. 85mm/1.8 = 127.5mm/2.7 because the bokeh blob that's the same size of my head next to my head in a full-body shot doesn't change if I crop the image to just be my head and the blob.
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"This order has been cancelled."

No email or message from Amazon. Didn't see it any longer in my recent Amazon orders, so I went back to the link in my email confirmation, clicked and this is what it said.

Oh well, was worth a shot.
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