This is Sony’s answer to Canon and Nikon: A massive up to $1,000 price cut on all E-mount cameras!

Why bother to launch a new camera model to fight the Nikon Z and Canon EOS-R? Just cut the price! Today Sony US launched these massive rebates:

$1000 off on the Sony A9 at Buydig, BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera.
$400 off on the SonyA7rIII at BuyDig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera.
$400 off on the Sony A7rII at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$500 off on the Sony A7II at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$150 off on the Sony 6300 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$200 off on the Sony 6000 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$150 off on the Sony 5100 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$250 off on the A6000 dual kit at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.

Suddenly the Nikon Z7 looks terribly expensive compared to the equally good Sony A7rIII.

More Black Friday deals:

Panasonic rebates on those pages at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Olympus rebates on those pages at GetOlympus, BHphoto and Amazon.
Fuji rebates on Adorama and Bhphoto.

Nikon Z6 finally in Stock. And Sony finally dropping the price of the A9!

The new Nikon Z6 is in Stock for the first time at BHphoto, BestBuy, Amazon, Adorama, Calumet Germany. WexUk. Jessops. CameraPro. What you find in Stock is mostly the kit version. Body only seems to be out of Stock everywhere.

And Sony finally realixed that they have to lower the price on their best cameras: On Sunday they will cut the price of the Sony A9 by $1,000 and the price of the Sony A7rIII by $400. Now that’s a decent price!


First great pre Black Friday deals on the Sony A6000 and A7II

Sony did NOT announce any new camera at Photokina and PhotoPlus (and this is weird). But to make up for this they are offering some super deals on current gear:

Sony A7II with 28-70mm FE and ton of free extras for $998 at Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, FocusCamera and BuyDig.
Sony A6000 with two E-mount lenses and free extras for $598 at FocusCamera, Amazon, Adorama, BuyDig and Bhphoto.

The big news here is that the A7II basically cost less than $500 if you subtract the single value of the lens and extras you get in the superkit. How Sony can still make money with this remains a mystery to me :)

New Luminar 2018 with Sky enhancer tool available announced

Today Skylum launched the new Luminar 2018 with Sky enhancer tool. For a limited time you get this package with a $10 discount using our code “MIRROR” and extra Bonuses (see list below). And in December you will get the Libary tool for free too.

? New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for US$59 ( US$49 with your coupon code).
? Current users of Luminar 2018 will be able to update for free .
? Current users of Luminar 2017 can upgrade for US$49 ( US$39 with your coupon code).
? Current users of a Luminar 2018 trial (those who have downloaded it before November 1) can purchase Luminar 2018 for US$49 ( US$39 with your coupon code).
? Owners of Skylum legacy products (Creative Kit, Noiseless, Intensify, Tonality, FX Photo Studio, Focus, Snapheal, Filters for Photos) can purchase Luminar for US$49 ( US$39 with your coupon code).
? Current users of Aurora HDR (2016–2019) can purchase Luminar for US$49 ( US$39 with your coupon code).
? Current users of Photolemur can purchase Luminar for US$49 ( US$39 with your coupon code).

? ViewBug: 3-month Pro membership ($42 value)
? KelbyOne: 2-month Pro membership ($40 value)
? Rocky Nook: Choice of ANY e-book ($40 value)
? Daniel Kordan: Awesome Landscapes Tutorial ($29 value)
? Manfrotto & Gitzo: $20 gift card on any $120 purchase ($20 value)

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AI Sky Enhancer: More Than an Innovation, It’s a Breakthrough
Skylum has released a free update to Luminar that brings AI Sky Enhancer, designed to add detail and drama to the sky with just one slider.

Bellevue, WA, November 1, 2018 — Skylum Software today released a free update to its award-winning Luminar photo editor and presented the AI Sky Enhancer filter. Developed in the company’s AI Lab, AI Sky Enhancer adds depth, definition, and detail to any sky almost instantly, with only a swipe of a slider.

AI Sky Enhancer is a revolutionary new tool for automatically enhancing skies and making them beautiful without the need for masks and layers. This will save photographers an enormous amount of time in post-processing while allowing photographers of any skill level to achieve dramatic skies.

Hundreds of thousands of photos incorporating varying degrees of tonal skies were used to train a deep neural network that powers the AI Sky Enhancer filter and allow Luminar to analyze each image and detect (and adjust) only the sky. The result is complete automated control of the sky. AI Sky Enhancer works with sunsets, blue skies, partly sunny skies, storm clouds, and virtually any other sky scene imaginable.

“And while this update is great by itself, it’s just the beginning. Luminar now includes an innovative core neural processing engine that enables all Luminar users to harness the power of AI. This will give the Skylum team the possibility to introduce more smart and automated tools more frequently,” explains Dima Sytnik, CTO and co-founder of Skylum. “Expect more innovative AI-powered features in Luminar in the near future.”

The new AI-powered filter comes ahead of Luminar 3 with Libraries, which will start being rolled out to Luminar owners on December 18. Skylum has made the unprecedented decision to include every new feature of Luminar — big and small — at no additional cost to current Luminar 2018 owners until late 2019. This will include Luminar 3 with Libraries, which will allow photographers to organize, browse, and edit images on the fly. Additionally, Luminar customers don’t have to pay an annual subscription fee.

New and current users of Luminar will also receive a value-added promotional package including a three-month Pro Membership to ViewBug ($42 value), a two-month Pro Membership to KelbyOne ($40 value), a choice of any ebook from Rocky Nook ($40 value), the Awesome Landscapes Tutorial from Daniel Kordan ($80 value), and a $20 gift card toward the purchase of any Manfrotto/Gitzo product valued at $120 or more.

Luminar is available to new customers for just $59/€59/£53. Current users of other Skylum software including Aurora HDR, Photolemur, and Skylum legacy products can purchase Luminar for the special price of $49/€49/£44.

10% off (with $100 cap) on all eBay gear today only!

The eBay super deal is back: Today only you save 15% (with max $100 discount) on all eBay US products and all eBay CA products including all camera/lens gear when using the coupon code “PICKUPTEN” at checkout!

How to redeem your Coupon:
  1. Shop for eligible items. (See below for exclusions).
  2. Pay for your item by 8:00 AM Eastern Time on October 26, 2018
  3. Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field: PICKUPTEN
Terms & Conditions:
This Coupon is a 10% discount, valid from 8:00 AM ET on October 25, 2018 until 8:00 AM ET on October 26, 2018. No minimum purchase necessary. The Coupon discount is capped at a maximum value of $100. Discount applies to the purchase price (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes) of eligible items on eBay.?com, cafr.ebay.?ca and ebay.?ca. *Eligible items exclude warranties and protection plans, as well as items from the Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate categories. Coupon must be used within a single transaction (and can include multiple eligible items), while supplies last. Max one redemption per user.

Only eBay users registered on ebay.?com, ebay.?ca and cafr.ebay.?ca, with an address located in the United States, Canada, Latin America or the Caribbean are eligible for the Coupon. Valid only for purchases from ebay.?com, ebay.?ca, and cafr.ebay.?ca. Any unused difference between the discount amount, as shown on the Coupon, and the purchase price of an item(s) in a single transaction (or cart) will be forfeited.

Coupon is subject to U.S. laws, void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, has no face value, and cannot be combined with any other Coupon, or when paying with PayPal Credit Easy Payments or Gift Cards. eBay may cancel, amend, or revoke the Coupon at any time including in response to fraudulent activity.