- Dec 12, 2012
- Ashland, OR, USA
- Real Name
Agreed. The 7III costs $200 more with the kit lens, I'd rather put the $200 into something else.The only time I bought a new body with the kit lens was 9 years ago, when I got my first Sony camera, the NEX-6 (with the 16-50mm collapsible lens). Yeah, those kit lenses are inexpensive, but they're usually not worth even what little you pay for them.
By God, you're right! Not being on the market for those camera/lens combos I never did the math. I finally visited Sony's website and it looks like they only offer a few bundles in the 7 series, none for the 1, 9, RIV, etc. So unless they think better of it more than likely that 28-70 will be the kit. Again, not a huge issue for me since none of those are on my immediate-radar, but good info nonetheless.It does look that way, doesn't it? But Sony themselves shows only the 28-70 as a "kit lens" and the savings are about half the value of the lens purchased seperately. For the other lenses, note that the kit is not a savings at all. It is exactly the same price as it would be if you purchased the camera as body-only and bought the lens separately. Sony may be encouraging this bundling, but there is no extra value in it.