Well I pulled the trigger. I called up my local Mikes Camera today (the only local real camera shop that sells Sony) and asked if they had an A7 body only in stock. The Salesman that had been helping the last few weeks (by letting me bring in a ton of old lenses to try on their demo) informed me that a new promotional just started this morning...
If you bring in any old camera, film or digital, working or not, you get 300 bucks off the price of a new A7 or A7R. Holy wow, my timing for once was perfect.
I told him to hold me one and quickly went thru the old film cameras. Way in the back of the camera cupboard was an old non functioning Minolta SRT 101 that I had purchased just for the Rokkor 55/1.4 on the front. I loaded up the little thing and headed down to Mikes.
The promotion went off without a hitch. $300 credit, so my A7 was 1399.99. I also took advantage of the $50 savings when you buy the grip with an A7 so I got that for 249.99. Not a bad deal at all. An A7 and grip for less then what the A7 cost yesterday.
This deal also seems to work with all the other promotions Sony is running now, like on the 55/1.8 and 35/2.8 and flash.
Oh, the guy at Mikes told me that Sony only chose two retailers in the country to do this...Mikes is one and he is not sure of the other one. Anyway just wanted to let everyone know. Heck of a deal if your on the fence about an A7.
Cant wait to start shooting with this baby.