I bought both from B&H Photo Video http://www.bhphotovideo.com
On the B&H web site the Sony HVR-A1U is $2699.00
B&H # SOHVRA1U
After you add to the cart the final B&H price is $2499.95
Sony has a $500.00 rebate for the A1 until 9/30/2006
Final Sony HVR-A1U price $1999.95
When I ordered from B&H I also included a business name on my order which was on the invoice for the A1.
When I sent the paper work for the Sony $500.00 rebate I had my business name on the invoice, which match the online pre-qualifying from. So I had no problems in receiving the A1 rebate.
Raynox HD-5005PRO Lens B&H#RAHD5005PRO
This lens comes with plastic 37mm to 37mm adaptor ring to mount the lens to the A1. I replaced the plastic adaptor with a metal one.
The filter size for this lens is 62mm
I also bought the Sony HVR-M10 HDV VCR from B&H which also has a Sony $400.00 rebate. I also received a full copy of Vegas 6 from Sony
Which has be replaced with the Sony HVR-M15 & HVR-M25 HDV VCR
The Sony 26” Bravia XBR LCD HDTV KDL-V26XBR1 I got from Circuit City
I hope this helps some, if you have any more questions ask away
I will be posting photos & some more detail of my
HDV Helmet & HDV system soon