In-stock now: Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding and Documentary Kit for $5999

Since fate has created a mini medium format theme today, how about a professional wedding and documentary photography bundle? The Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding/Documentary Kit is now in-stock and ready to ship for $6000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It is eligible for the optional Canon Financial financing offers for business customers. NOTE: this is NOT returnable!

The kit is centered on the EOS C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only) kit and includes a number of additional items: AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Digital Wireless Set (ME2 Lavalier), Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, and SKB Case Holds Entire Package for the whole package. See pictures and “In the Box” sections over there for complete details.

Official Video Creator Kits for the Canon 80D and M3

Canon has launched official Video Creator Kits for the Canon 80D w/18-135mm kit and the Canon M3 w/18-55 kit. They are available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $2050 and $900 respectively.

Imported Canon 5D Mark III Body for $1999

Some more eBay Deals action, if you are interested in imported grey-market camera gear, the new condition with 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 5D Mark III body only is offering for $1999 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey).

Stock Update: the Canon 1D X II CFAST goes out of stock

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker. The biggest difference since the previous update is that the Canon 1D X II CFAST Kits have gone out of stock at $6000 at authorized dealers. The rest of the tracked cameras at the tracked retailers are status quo.

Canon DSLR & Lens Instant Savings end Friday 8:15pm ET {196 options}

The current iteration of the Canon DSLR Instant Savings (138 DSLR Kit options) and the Canon Lens Instant Savings (58 options) expire at 8:15pm ET tonight, Friday 6/10/16. After that, the B&H Photo website will not accept online orders until Monday 6/13/16 at 9:45pm ET [corrected dates and times]

Canon WP-DC51 Waterproof Case (for S120) for $140

The Canon WP-DC51 Waterproof Case for the Canon PowerShot S120 rawsumer is on sale for $140 with free shipping at Adorama in a while supplies last type of a promotion.

Canon G3X with EVF-DC1 for $851

The Canon G3X compact with RAW goes for $850 on its own, but for one extra dollar you can get it bundled with the Canon EVF-DC1 as a limited time promotion at Adorama… This is one of their many Father’s Day Specials

Canon DSLR Instant Savings (129 DSLR kits, ends 6/10/16)

The current round of Canon Instant Savings at B&H Photo is good until 6/10/16 and it features 129 different DSLR kits, some standard kits, some bundles created by B&H.

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM with Free Extras for $329

The Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM is part of a couple promotions for $329 with free shipping. At B&H Photo you get the Luminesque 58mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Filter Kit and 2% promotional rewards. At Adorama you get the Corel Software Bundle, ProOptic filters, tether and cleaning kit.

Canon 85mm f1.8 with Free Extras for $350

The Canon 85mm f1.8 SLR lens is part of a couple of promotions for $350 with free shipping. At B&H Photo you get 2% promotional rewards and the Luminesque 58mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Filter Kit. At Adorama you get the Corel Software Bundle, ProOptic filters, tether and cleaning kit.

Canon Pixma PRO 10 Printer for $250 after $250 MIR and Coupon

If you want the Canon Pixma PRO-10 printer but are not interested in any of the DSLR bundles, you can get the Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Printer at B&H Photo for $250 with free shipping after a $250 mail-in rebate and after you enter coupon code BHOPTIC16 over there. You also get its usual free sidekick included in the box by B&H (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper). Coupon offer ends 6/8/16 (the mail-in rebate continues as per its own terms).

Free 4TB WDD HDD with Canon 1D X II CFAST Pre-order for $6000

We just updated the Stock Tracking page and the new development is on the Canon 1D X Mark II CFAST Kit front. If you pre-order the camera for $6000, you also get a free 4TB Western Digital External Hard Disk Drive at B&H Photo. The CFAST kit includes the CFAST reader and 64GB card by definition, so the 4TB HDD is a bonus included by B&H.

Imported grey market Canon 7D II Body Only with 1yr seller warranty for $1150

The Canon 7D II body only goes for $1500 at authorized dealers with free accessories or free Lightroom 6.

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year seller warranty (not from Canon USA), you can get it for $1150 with free shipping by Electronics Valley on eBay (99.6%, ships from New Jersey). Limit five per buyer.

B&M Heads up (June 5-11): 50% off HP, Canon, Epson Photo Paper

According to the sneak peek weekly ad posted on the Staples website, for the shopping week of June 5-11 in 2016 (Sunday AM until Saturday PM), they will have a 50% off sale on HP, Epson and Canon photo papers. The sale price is off the list price most likely, so YMMV as to how good it might be compared to the rest of the market. Particularly of interest if you have Staples Rewards or Store Credit or Gift Cards you want to spend. I don’t know if the sale will be online as well as the Weekly Ad covers their stores mostly.

(ENDED) Imported Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L II IS for $1600

As of 6/3/16 recheck, this eBay listing ended with 283 units sold…

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Canon 80D with 18-135 and 55-250 and Extras for $1748

It’s bundle time at B&H Photo, you can a Canon 80D Two Lens Bundle with the 18-135mm and 55-250mm lenses along with an extra Watson battery and Ruggard shoulder bag and 16GB Sandisk Extreme for $1748 with free expedited shipping.

NOTE/REMINDER: if you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card, and you are eligible for this offer, you haven’t used this one-time Pay with Chase VISA promotion, you can get the Canon 80D with 18-135 for $1280. The two aforelinked posts explain this YMMV offer.

Canon M3 Body Only & Extras & Corel Software for $429

Two curiosities with one purchase, if you are curious about both Canon’s mirrorless cameras and the Corel imaging software, Adorama has a Canon EOS M3 Body Only bundle for $429 with free shipping that includes the M3 Body Only kit, the Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X8), a 16GB Toshi SD, a Lowepro shoulder bag, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

In-Stock Now: Canon 1D X II CFAST Kit [also Pentax K-1 for $2000]

Just updated the Stock Status Tracking page. If you are looking for the Canon 1D X Mark II body only CFAST KIT (with CFAST card and card reader), it is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $6000 at Amazon by Amazon itself… On the Pentax K-1 front, one 3rd-party seller is offering it with a limited available premium, for $2000 instead of $1800, Portable Guy on Amazon

Stock Update: In-Stock Now: both Nikon D500 and D5 Kits, both Canon 1D X II kits

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for Nikon and Canon shooters, both Nikon D500 and both Nikon D5 and both Canon 1D X II kits are currently in-stock at their starting flagship prices… Meanwhile the Pentax K-1 remains in back-order/pre-order status, for example the B&H Photo estimate is July 2016. Well, we K-waited for 10+ years, what’s a few more weeks [sea salt on the open wound!]…

Canon 100ES EOS DSLR Camera Gadget Bag for $10 w/free S&H

Bag time! The Canon 100ES EOS DSLR Camera Gadget Bag is on sale for $10 with free shipping at Focus Camera. The price is also $10 at Adorama with free expedited shipping IF your order total is $49+ (eg if you are planning other items in the same shopping cart).

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II CFast Kit and Nikon D5 xQD

Good news for people who like good in-stock news. We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have two in-stock alerts!

The Canon 1D X II CFAST Kit is now in-stock for $6000 at B&H Photo, the same price as the body only without the CFAST Kit (card and reader).

The Nikon D5 xQD version is now in-stock as well at its starting price of $6500 at Adorama
B&H Photo.

The Pentax K-1 body only continues to not be in-stock.

In-stock now: Nikon D500 w/16-50, Nikon D5 (both), Canon 1D X II CFast

I just updated the Stock Status tracking page and as of this update, these cameras are in-stock at their standard prices at at least one major retailer: Nikon D500 w/16-50, Nikon D5 (both), Canon 1D X II Body Only (CFast bundle). The CFast bundle currently goes for the same price as the standard 1D X II body-only.

Refurbished Canon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF-S w/1yr warranty for $399

Zoom-zoom! The Canon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF-S is available in refurbished condition with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Canon M3 with 18-55mm and EF-EOS M Mount Adapter and Canon EVF-DC1 EVF for $602

If you are curious about the Canon Mirrorless system, there’s a practical bundle available at Adorama. They offer the Canon M3 with the 18-55mm lens and EF-EOS M lens mount adapter for $599 with free expedited shipping. But you are not done yet. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” segment. The first option there is to add the Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder (for G1 X Mark II, G3X & EOS M3 Cameras) for just $2.58 more. Just press the blue “Add to Bundle” button and then below it the green “Add Bundle to Cart” and proceed as usual.

Annotated screenshot crop below if you are not familiar with the layout of their website:

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YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Canon 80D with 18-135 for $1279 with coupon

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion. I have no way of knowing how many people are eligible.

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion ~ I don’t want to repeat the whole post) and logged on to your eligible Amazon account, there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] for the Canon 80D with 18-135mm kit [this is the camera’s page, everyone will see this].

The standard Amazon price is $1600. You add the Canon 80D with 18-135mm kit to the shopping cart, make sure your payment method is the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, and enter coupon code ARC20SPRING there. The price will drop by 20% in the right sidebar of the Amazon Checkout page, making it $1279~ with free shipping. This has to be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

If it doesn’t, it means the promotion is not working, either because you are not eligible or you are using a different payment method or Amazon is not the actual seller or for other reason(s) that I am not aware of.

If all is well, it should look like this:

canon80D_chase_amzn

Again, please note this is a YMMV type of an offer, I have no way of testing this at a grand scale. I tested with an account with the Chase VISA card, one without it, and not being logged on to Amazon.

IF you tried this and it worked or didn’t please let us know in the comments!

YMMV Amazon Chase VISA cardholders: Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 for $400 OR T5 w/18-55 for $320 [or both for $720]

NOTE!!!: this is a YMMV promotion!

If you have an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and you are eligible for this promotion (detailed post explains the promotion), there is a super hot deal [you will only see the offer if you are eligible] that will get you the:

+ Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 IS II for $320
+ Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 IS II for $400
+ or get both for $720

To get that:
+ must be eligible for the promotion
+ you have to pay with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card
+ then enter coupon code ARC20SPRING in the shopping cart (20% off the current price)
+ camera must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself (not 3rd-party sellers)

If all is well, you will see this at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. In this example below, both D-Rebel T5 and T6 kits are in the shopping cart. You can buy either one or both or any other combination of eligible items apparently:

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Imported Grey Market Canon 80D Body for $900

To the Chaos and Disorder that is the eBay Deals we return, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Canon 80D body only with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA) for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer.

So you are trading off $300 for the Canon USA warranty. It’s a numbers and risk tolerance type of a decision. Also a sleep better at night type of a decision 🙂 The new condition from authorized dealers goes for $1200 with free accessories.

Canon 80D body with Bag, 16GB Lexar, Extra Charger and Two Extra Batteries for $1200

If you are looking to buy the Canon 80D body only from an authorized dealer while still paying the Canon-blessed price of $1200, you can get five free accessories at Amazon by Amazon itself: a 16GB Lexar 633x SDHC card, an AmazonBasics Large DSLR Gadget Bag, a Wasabi charger and two Wasabi batteries (in addition to the standard Canon charger/battery that comes in the box). The Wasabi items are NOT edible… The same bundles are available for the other two 80D kits ~ simply click on their tabs to “move” to that listing…

A different set of free accessories is available at B&H Photo: a 16GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card, a Ruggard Shoulder Bag and a Watson battery.

PS: if you prefer imported, the next post (above this one if looking at the blog or in an RSS feed) has an imported grey market offer.

Pre-order Canon SX620 HS 25x Superzoom for $279

We now have a trio of Canon pre-order posts, starting with a new Canon compact-zoom digital cameras, the SX620 HS with a 25x optical zoom lens, available in three different colors (black, red, white) with a pre-order price of $279 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Pre-order Canon 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM EF-M for $299

Canon is rolling out a brand new lens for their Mirrorless System (yes, they have one), the Canon 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM EF-M is available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping with a late June 2016 release estimate at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

This too has been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Pre-Order new Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT for $579

Oops, I forgot about this, there is a new Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT available for pre-order for $579 with free shipping and handling at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself which has a late June 2016 release estimate.

Refurbished Canon DSLR Gear w/1yr warranty: 50mm f1.8 STM for $90, Etc

It is the weekend, among along with it comes another Canon USA store sale that includes a number of refurbished Canon SLR Lenses. The ones on sale have their price shown in “red cyber ink”. Among them:

+ 50mm f1.8 STM EF for $90
+ 55-200mm f4-5.6 IS STM EF-S for $130
+ 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS STM EF for $400
+ 50mm f1.4 EF for $270
+ the above are refurbished with a 1-year Canon USA warranty
+ there are five pages in the Lenses page, increase the “Items per Page” or make sure you check them all

In parallel they have a refurbished DSLR sale with the 5DS R body going for $3000, 5DS for $2800, the T6s (the name, not plural) w/18-135 for $800, 6D body for $1100, 7D II body for $1200, D-Rebel T5 two lens kit (18-55/75-300) for $290, etc. There are two pages of sale items.

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II Body for $6000

Just updated the Stock Status Tracking page and we have another in-stock alert, the Canon 1D X Mark II body only (without the CFast kit) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $6000 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself… The CFast kit remains in-stock also for $6000 at Adorama

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II body w/CFAST Kit for $6000

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker again and we have another in-stock alert, it is the CFAST kit of the Canon 1D X II body only kit, in-stock for its opening price of $6000 at Adorama.

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II Body Std for $6000

Just refreshed the Stock Status tracker and we have another in-stock alert. It is the standard kit of the Canon 1D X II body only going for $6000 by The Imaging World via Amazon.

Please note that at the moment there is another 1D X II kit going for the same price that includes a CF Card and Card reader. That one is not in-stock yet.

Canon G9 X with Corel Imaging Software and Extras for $399 + S&H

The Canon G9 X compact with RAW goes for $400 at authorized Canon dealers, but they are allowed to add free accessories with purchase. If you are an accessories hoarder or if you would like to try the Corel digital imaging software AND you also want the Canon G9 X, all three bundled together in a big bundle at Adorama for $399 PLUS shipping (around $11 from East to West Coast, enter zipcode to get accurate estimate).

It is available in either the brown G9X or the black G9X.

The extra shipping fee translates to the Corel software bundle that includes AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop X8 PRO (and a few other non-imaging titles), along with a 58-inch Takama tripod with 3-way head, a Lowepro pouch, a 32GB Lexar card, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

5% Rewards on select Nikon, Canon and Panasonic iLCs

Part of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Adorama is offering 5% promotional rewards on select DSLRs and Mirrorless models. The offer is good until 5/9/16. The promotional rewards are in addition to any other free accessories the camera may be eligible for. Participating kits include the Nikon D5300 and D5500 and J5, the Canon D-Rebel T5 and T5i, and the Panasonic GM5.

Imported Canon 6D body only for $1100

Import cameras are frequent “guests” at the eBay Deals and we have another one of those bubbling around now. eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.4%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 6D body only for $1100 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of any warranty of this in the eBay listing.

At authorized dealers, this goes for $1400 with a variety of free accessories and/or rewards, eg B&H Photo (4 freebies including free Oben alumin(i)um monopod) and Adorama (free Lightroom 6).

Canon CarePAK Offer extended until 7/31/16

Canon’s free 13-month CarePAK (free accidental damage protection for select registered products) has been extended until the end of July 2016. You can learn about the plan at Canon’s website and you can see a list of eligible Canon DSLRs and Lenses for this promotion at B&H Photo. Eligible items include the full frame DSLRs, the 7D Mark II, and a few lenses. You have to manually register for the promotion after purchase though, it does not activate automatically.

Canon 80D Kits start getting Free Accessories

After the early adapters are fed at the trough of time (vomit-worthy poetic imagery here!), newly released digital cameras start getting free accessories with purchase, often before the first discounts arrive. Such is the case with the Canon 80D kits, all three official kits (body $1200, w/18-55 $1350, w/18-135 $1600) are getting three free accessories at B&H Photo: extra Watson battery, 16GB Extreme SDHC, and shoulder bag.

On the other hand, if you are the mail-in rebate and gift card type, there is one such bundle centered around the 80 body only at Adorama. You pay $1600 at checkout, and receive the Canon 80D body only, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, its trusty sidekick (50pk 13×19″ SG-201 photo paper), a 32GB Lexar SD card, and an extra 3rd-party charger with two 3rd-party batteries. After you make sure all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid American Express Gift Card by snail mail, making it a $1250 after $350 MIR offer.