Sony A7 with 28-70mm (and other cameras) reduced on Amazon + Cashback now £619
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Sony A7 with 28-70mm (and other cameras) reduced on Amazon + Cashback now £619

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Found 24th Nov
This looks like about the best price this has been, short of getting one in the warehouse and then hoping you can still claim the cashback.
For this it works out £719-£100 cashback, so £619

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Original Poster

Probably worth adding that it's not the the most up-to-the-second super-duper bells-and-whistles camera around, but it seems like a good way to get a full frame body.

Nice find and very tempting.

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Been watching this for a few weeks. I don’t think I’m going to get a much better price than this, especially with the cashback offer. I’ve bitten the bullet. Hopefully it will be a huge upgrade on my ageing and much-loved Sony A200 (which I’m 100% positive it will be!)

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Back up to £899 now..

D9LVE24th Nov

Been watching this for a few weeks. I don’t think I’m going to get a much b …Been watching this for a few weeks. I don’t think I’m going to get a much better price than this, especially with the cashback offer. I’ve bitten the bullet. Hopefully it will be a huge upgrade on my ageing and much-loved Sony A200 (which I’m 100% positive it will be!)


You’ll love it. Massive upgrade from the a200

sparklehedgehog9 h, 10 m ago

You’ll love it. Massive upgrade from the a200


I was ‘umm-ing and ahh-ing’ looking through reviews as to which device to go for. Each seemed to have their pitfalls... it was always recommended that you purchase the model above it in the range, but they you find yourself contemplating the flagship, top-of-the-range devices. Bringing myself back down to earth, I opted for the Sony A7 because of the tech included seemed above that of competitors in the price range, and small form factor. One review I read said to by the A7R because of something to do with image stabilisation (?), but, if I don’t know what they’re talking about, it’s not going to bother me, right?
Edited by: "D9LVE" 28th Nov

D9LVE12 m ago

I was ‘umm-ing and ahh-ing’ looking through reviews as to which device to g …I was ‘umm-ing and ahh-ing’ looking through reviews as to which device to go for. Each seemed to have their pitfalls... it was always recommended that you purchase the model above it in the range, but they you find yourself contemplating the flagship, top-of-the-range devices. Bringing myself back down to earth, I opted for the Sony A7 because of the tech included seemed above that of competitors in the price range, and small form factor. One review I read said to by the A7R because of something to do with image stabilisation (?), but, if I don’t know what I Heyes talking about, it’s not going to bother me, right?


Well image stabilisation is the sole reason I went for the a7mkii rather than what you’ve just bought as my favourite lens is my 55mm Zeiss prime f1.8 which doesn’t have built in stabilisation. If you’re not fussed about that I think you have a cracking buy here

sparklehedgehog3 m ago

Well image stabilisation is the sole reason I went for the a7mkii rather …Well image stabilisation is the sole reason I went for the a7mkii rather than what you’ve just bought as my favourite lens is my 55mm Zeiss prime f1.8 which doesn’t have built in stabilisation. If you’re not fussed about that I think you have a cracking buy here


I see - I’m right in thinking that the A7 relies on the image stabilisation within the lens, rather than within the body?
Well, clearly, my Sony A200 lenses aren’t going to be much cop on this body, even with an adaptor Mount, so I’m starting a-fresh. With this in mind, would one still consider this to be an “issue”, or one that could be negated through wise choice of lenses?

D9LVE1 m ago

I see - I’m right in thinking that the A7 relies on the image s …I see - I’m right in thinking that the A7 relies on the image stabilisation within the lens, rather than within the body?Well, clearly, my Sony A200 lenses aren’t going to be much cop on this body, even with an adaptor Mount, so I’m starting a-fresh. With this in mind, would one still consider this to be an “issue”, or one that could be negated through wise choice of lenses?


Most new lens are coming with stabilisation built in so if you’re starting a fresh just choose the new ones wisely and don’t worry about it.pick decent glass and they’ll last forever anyway. Glass is more important than the body long term anyway.

sparklehedgehog9 m ago

Most new lens are coming with stabilisation built in so if you’re starting …Most new lens are coming with stabilisation built in so if you’re starting a fresh just choose the new ones wisely and don’t worry about it.pick decent glass and they’ll last forever anyway. Glass is more important than the body long term anyway.


Super, thanks for the advice! I wouldn’t say I was a complete amateur, but this new-fangled business is all new to me, I’ve certainly got some reading up to do before Christmas Any advice on the best lenses to go for (without taking out a mortgage) would be greatly received - I know for sure that I’m going to miss the 75-300mm lens from my A200

D9LVE6 m ago

Super, thanks for the advice! I wouldn’t say I was a complete amateur, but …Super, thanks for the advice! I wouldn’t say I was a complete amateur, but this new-fangled business is all new to me, I’ve certainly got some reading up to do before Christmas Any advice on the best lenses to go for (without taking out a mortgage) would be greatly received - I know for sure that I’m going to miss the 75-300mm lens from my A200


Problem is the 300mm on the a200 is a 450mm equivalent on a full frame camera due to the sensor being aps-c. That’s gonna cause some cost issues to get that range unless you use an adapter and get a sigma or tamron long tele. I have the 70-200g (non gm) and love it (constant f4)

The 70-300g may be a good starting long tele for now if you don’t mind the varying aperture

D9LVE7 m ago

Super, thanks for the advice! I wouldn’t say I was a complete amateur, but …Super, thanks for the advice! I wouldn’t say I was a complete amateur, but this new-fangled business is all new to me, I’ve certainly got some reading up to do before Christmas Any advice on the best lenses to go for (without taking out a mortgage) would be greatly received - I know for sure that I’m going to miss the 75-300mm lens from my A200


Also the other lens ranges depends on your usage and priorities

There are not many lenses available for this camera, if you want something in a range of 50-55 there is either sony 50mm without stabilisation or 55mm zeiss without stabilisation or you can have sony 50mm with OSS but it is a cropped size senson so it is pointless to the get the full frame camera in the first place. Saying that I had sony 50mm without a stabilisation and for my needs it was ok, I use it most for taking pictures.... cannot say much about movies. As long as you do not have shaky hands it is a great camera.
Edited by: "geisha6" 29th Nov

My friend is into photography and he said rhis is a bargain for a full frame camera

It's a great camera but Sony's is not a great system to buy into unless you know full well what you're doing and what your needs and expectations are.
It's a camera for tinkerers. If you don't like adapters and manual focus prime lenses you should probably look elsewhere.

basergorkobal26 m ago

It's a great camera but Sony's is not a great system to buy into unless …It's a great camera but Sony's is not a great system to buy into unless you know full well what you're doing and what your needs and expectations are.It's a camera for tinkerers. If you don't like adapters and manual focus prime lenses you should probably look elsewhere.


This doesn't make any sense. No it isn't anything of what you just said. It has a range of zooms, a range of primes, you can adapt any lens to it at all. It makes just as much sense as buying a 6D and is similar in quality. They have amazing IQ, amazing focus peaking for manual lenses. Unless you're shooting fast moving subjects, this is a great camera. For everything else - look at the more expensive Sony A7RII, A7RIII, A9 - 'not a great system', its the future.

geisha65 h, 26 m ago

There are not many lenses available for this camera, if you want something …There are not many lenses available for this camera, if you want something in a range of 50-55 there is either sony 50mm without stabilisation or 55mm zeiss without stabilisation or you can have sony 50mm with OSS but it is a cropped size senson so it is pointless to the get the full frame camera in the first place. Saying that I had sony 50mm without a stabilisation and for my needs it was ok, I use it most for taking pictures.... cannot say much about movies. As long as you do not have shaky hands it is a great camera.



To be fair, you wouldn't really get this for making video, you'd be better with a vast range of other cameras. There are effectively thousands of lenses available for this camera. The kit zoom is ok, the 50mm 1.8 is fairly decent. Though I did want IBIS so I have gone with the a7ii

tom_g1 h, 19 m ago

This doesn't make any sense. No it isn't anything of what you just said. …This doesn't make any sense. No it isn't anything of what you just said. It has a range of zooms, a range of primes, you can adapt any lens to it at all. It makes just as much sense as buying a 6D and is similar in quality. They have amazing IQ, amazing focus peaking for manual lenses. Unless you're shooting fast moving subjects, this is a great camera. For everything else - look at the more expensive Sony A7RII, A7RIII, A9 - 'not a great system', its the future.


You're not making a strong counter argument here. Selection of lenses is small compared to older systems. And they are expensive. Which pretty much negates any savings made on the body/kit.
Which brings me to my point - it's a system for people who know what they're buying. And as any switch of system has to be carefully considered.
Im not saying it's a bad camera. And the system has future. Its very innovative.

basergorkobal43 m ago

You're not making a strong counter argument here. Selection of lenses is …You're not making a strong counter argument here. Selection of lenses is small compared to older systems. And they are expensive. Which pretty much negates any savings made on the body/kit.Which brings me to my point - it's a system for people who know what they're buying. And as any switch of system has to be carefully considered. Im not saying it's a bad camera. And the system has future. Its very innovative.



They are expensive, but Pro lenses from Nikon are comparatively priced. People who don't know what they are buying would probably be happy with the 28-70mm but yeah, other than that, budget lenses are limited. Of course there are less lenses than older systems, but Sigma are bring out new lenses, Samyang have brought out a couple of lenses - they are on the rise, slowly. + I will probably get a Canon 70-200mm and stick it on an adapter - best of both worlds, size of the mirrorless but decent and reasonably priced zoom when needed.

montana785 h, 44 m ago

My friend is into photography and he said rhis is a bargain for a full …My friend is into photography and he said rhis is a bargain for a full frame camera


thanks to your friend, i have written this in my diary
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