A6500 + SEL18-135mm : Sony Australia Sale Special


There are a few very interesting deals available at the moment from Sony Australia. One of my top picks would have to be the A6500 bundled with the SEL18-135 lens. The price is AUD $2,349.00 SALE PRICE $2,249.00

The ‘Body-Only’ price for the A6500 is $1,649.00 in the sale. This means the 18-135 lens is effectively being bundled for a value of $600.00 when the normal retail value of purchasing the lens by itself is $999.00. That’s a further saving of $400.00 when you purchase the A6500 with the lens. As well as the $100 reduction in the bundle price there is also a $100 Bonus Gift Card. The offers end on July 31, 2018.

The A6500 camera is a significant upgrade from the A6000 and also makes a fabulous ‘2nd-System’ for full-frame Alpha photographers who are either wanting a back-up camera or an alternative light-weight system when they need to travel very light. The 18-135 lens became my favourite zoom in the APS-C lens lineup when I tested it earlier this year. It delivered the sort of sharpness that I had previously only expected to see when using primes on the A6000 series cameras or when shooting with my G and GM zoom lenses on the full-frame mirrorless systems. A review of the lens can be seen here: https://www.markgaler.com/sony-e-3-5-5-618-135-oss-lens. The advantages of the A6500 over the A6000 and A6300 cameras can be reviewed here: https://www.markgaler.com/the-sony-a6500-and-its-a6k-family. If you are wanting In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS or SteadyShot Inside) and a huge buffer that can handle this cameras blazing 11 frames per second then the A6500 is a great choice.

If you want to grab this offer just remember that you have until July 31. Clicking on the link below will take you straight to Sony Australia and let them know I referred you 🙂

AUD $2,349.00 SALE PRICE $2,249.00

Here is my own A6500 system – this 3 lens kit + accessories weighs in at just 2.2 Kgs

Sony Alpha A6500 Camera Kit

The kit above includes the following items:

  • A6500 (best purchased with the 18-135 lens as a bundle)
  • SEL18-135 (best pruchased with the A6500 camera as a bundle)
  • SEL 50 F/1.8 (great for shooting tight portraits with background bokeh or in low ambient light)
  • SEL 10-18 F/4 (great for shooting landscapes – equivalent to a 15-28mm zoom a on a full frame camera)
  • Battery Charger (I usually charge one in the camera and a second in the charger at the end of the day).
  • 2 x W Series Spare Batteries (Note > the link to the charger above includes one W-Series battery)
  • Spare SDXC 64GB SD Card
  • Manfrotto Pixi Tripod
  • Peak Design Wrist Strap and Arch Swiss Tripod Mount (the wrist strap can be attached to this plate)
  • 2 x Hoya Pro ND Filters (ND8 and ND400)
  • SensorKlear II Sensor Cleaner Pen
  • Giotto Rocket Blower
  • Lens Cloth

Note > Clicking on the active links will take you straight to the product on the Sony Alpha store and let them know I referred you.