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    NEX Body Cap Update

    OK,
    Here is the part number 418853601

    Someone at DPReview wrote that they spoke to Sony today about their order. I'm not 100% clear if it shipped today of is shipping in 7 days.

    I just called (800.488.7669) and ordered a few. Note this is not the regular Sony Style phone number. I called parts and accessories. The person I spoke with said they were due in on the 15th. They are only about $2.50 each plus tax and shipping.....

    Since it wasn't 100% clear if he had the right date, I went for fast shipping to see if the caps ship or have a chance of arriving before I leave on Friday (shipping was more expensive than the caps of course!).

    I will keep you posted on shipping status.

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    I called Sony like some members for the body cap. What a Jerk, the guy kept insisting it doesn't come with the camera. And he wouldn't help me out.

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Quote Originally Posted by princerichards13 View Post
    I called Sony like some members for the body cap. What a Jerk, the guy kept insisting it doesn't come with the camera. And he wouldn't help me out.
    The body cap does not come with the camera from everything I've found with Sony. They are $2.65. I would simply just order one or more.

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    A few years ago I bought a Canon 5D/24-105 kit and it didn't have a body cap either, so I guess this is normal practice. I bought a few lens rear caps from Sony at 5$ each so the NEX cap sounds like a bargain
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    the unicorn has been spotted in the wild - comes with the 18-200 kit I suppose.
    http://sonyalphanex.blogspot.com/201...m-oss-kit.html


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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Lens-cap and body-cap $ 9.99 incl. shipping

    http://cgi.ebay.com/JJC-Rear-Lens-bo...ns_Accessories

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    hot you really know how to make a guy feel bad...... with shipping I paid over $30 for the rear lens cap alone

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    fallen under Sony pirats?

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_vs_ryu View Post
    the unicorn has been spotted in the wild - comes with the 18-200 kit I suppose.
    http://sonyalphanex.blogspot.com/201...m-oss-kit.html

    It looks like a Cannon, when attached to the tiny NEX body. It looks great on the NEX camcorder but on the NEX3/5 it looks seriously lopsided.
    A900 with a few lenses, flashes etc.

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Quote Originally Posted by hot View Post
    Lens-cap and body-cap $ 9.99 incl. shipping

    http://cgi.ebay.com/JJC-Rear-Lens-bo...ns_Accessories
    Thanks!

    PS: I misplaced the link you posted for the $15 battery. Could you post it again? Thanks.

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Batteries $12.50 or more ... incl.shipping

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_trkparm...&_sop=15&_sc=1

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Thanks for the information. I ordered one as well for the body. The 18-55mm lens rear cap is $25. I thought that is insane pricing. Will pick up one from ebay for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsVA View Post
    The 18-55mm lens rear cap is $25. I thought that is insane pricing. .
    It is not "pricing" it is "gouging" In my case, since I ordered the 16mm separately (from the 18-55/NEX5 kit), I got both the body cap and the lens-cap along with it.
    A900 with a few lenses, flashes etc.

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    I got neither with my NEX-5 16mm kit, but I called Sony customer care and pressed them to send me one since their own website (sonystyle) says that a lens rear cap is included. After half an hour on the phone, they agreed to send me one free. That phone call cost Sony way more than the cap....

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    Quote Originally Posted by roweraay View Post
    It is not "pricing" it is "gouging" In my case, since I ordered the 16mm separately (from the 18-55/NEX5 kit), I got both the body cap and the lens-cap along with it.
    Even Zeiss rear cap is $15. I ordered double lens kit from Adorama. But looks like this kit doesn't come in a different package. They already shipped me with 18-55mm kit and emailed me 16mm pancake is back ordered and will ship as soon as they have it in stock. So, I am assuming my 18-55 lens still won't have a rear cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsVA View Post
    Even Zeiss rear cap is $15. I ordered double lens kit from Adorama. But looks like this kit doesn't come in a different package. They already shipped me with 18-55mm kit and emailed me 16mm pancake is back ordered and will ship as soon as they have it in stock. So, I am assuming my 18-55 lens still won't have a rear cap.
    Your 18-55 will not have a rear cap but when you get your 16mm separately, that in turn will have the caps.

    I ordered the NEX5+18-55 combo initially (from Sonystyle), at a time when the dual-lens kit was not available. This combo did not come with the caps.

    Later on, I ordered the 16mm separately (separate lens order), and that did come with the caps. So I am guessing that when Adorama sends across the 16mm later on, that will come with front and rear caps.
    A900 with a few lenses, flashes etc.

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Less, less, less .....

    lens + body cap $ 6.99 incl. shipping ... don't buy from pirates & robber barons !

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Camera-Body-Rear...ns_Accessories

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    As 'hot' has stated, 3rd party caps have just appeared on ebay; someone obviously spotting the need even if Sony didn't! (in fairness, the extra lens cap is only 'needed' when you add 3rd party adaptors, so maybe they should have come with the caps; but I was still surprised and disappointed that a pair weren't in the original box so you could take the lens off)

    I've ordered a pair of body and lens caps so no more needing to leave the 16mm unprotected when using an adaptor, and the body cap means that the camera can now pack neater when not in use.

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Hmmmm, all 10 pieces $6.99 "overnight" sold.

    Hehe, both caps for Sony Alpha you get for $ 2.99 incl. shipping :-)

    2000 kits available.

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Today came my NEX5 battery (9 days delivery) ... inserted, works :-)
    $ 14.90 incl. shipping - broadbattery/ebay.com

    Now available for $ 13.90
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1500mah-Battery-...eries_Chargers

    Last edited by hot; 19th August 2010 at 04:21.

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    Hot, FYI It's been 5 days since I ordered the caps from that http://cgi.ebay.com/Camera-Body-Rear...ns_Accessories site and essentially all I have heard is they received payment the day of the order. No info as to whether they have shipped the product or not. I know with another China site they informed me of every single move they made

    I could look in the mailbox tomorrow and see them there but it would of been nice to know the disposition of the order or of gotten some direct comment from the seller themselves.

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    Hot, as things usually go, I just now got a shipping notification from that site that it was shipped today

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Hmmmm, Aug 13 ordered, Aug 14 shipped.

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    Mine was 8/15 ordered and 8/21 shipped

    Guess they had to restock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DE View Post
    Guess they had to restock
    The sudden and un-anticipated demand that was precipitated by Sony not making their version more freely available !
    A900 with a few lenses, flashes etc.

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    My set of (as pointed by HOT, $9.99) body+lens rear caps arrived today.

    RJ (jinfinances) notified me (today!) that his version of the same set ($6,99) is now available.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200511746028

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    Re: NEX Body Cap Update

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Terry,
    The way you are headed, you might as well order the lot of 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    RJ (jinfinances) notified me (today!) that his version of the same set ($6,99) is now available.
    Wrong! Only $6.95 !!!

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    My set of body and lens cap made by JJC have arrived.
    They fit firmly and snuggly and my NEX is now more portable than ever with the body in one pocket and lens in another!

    (the body now fits perfectly inside my old semi-hard case for the G9 for when I want to pack it securely)

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    My two extra caps (lens+body) arrived today :-) ... < 14 days.

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    Mine must be still walking ......

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    Oops..... they just arrived ........ 12 days total from order to received

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    Yeah and the rear lens caps are being sold for $5.99 as well ..... I bought my rear lens cap from Sony months ago before the china stuff came out for $25.99. Bet you can imagine how I feel huh?

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    Finally got it from Sony .........

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