Canon MG-6620 with free Adobe Software (LR5 or Pho-Elements) for $88

More eBay Deals action, the eBay store of BuyDig (part of Beach Camera) offering new condition Canon MG-6620 printer + free Adobe software bundles for $88 with free shipping. You have a choice of free software, either Lightroom 5 or Photoshop Elements. You also have a choice of black or white printer. You select the software and color combinations under “Color” in the eBay listing (annotated screenshot below). Limit five per customer.


No Pre-Orders for Canon 5DS* yet

The new Canon 5DS DSLR duo is the biggest and most expensive new camera of 2015 so far. However, pre-orders are not accepted just yet. Amazon’s estimate says you will be able to pre-order it on 4/30/15. B&H Photo’s page estimates the camera will be available in June 2015. Adorama has a June estimate as well. Needless to say, this is too early, more details and more specifics will become available as we get closer to actual release. In a tech world of near-instant gratification, waiting for months before one can pre-order can feel a bit unusual.

Pre-order Canon D-Rebel T6s or T6i, get $50 Accessories credit after it ships

The new Canon D-Rebel T6s and T6i dSLRs already have pre-order deals. If you pre-order one of the Canon T6s kits or one of the Canon T6i kits, within 72 hours after shipment of the camera (shipment, not order), a $50 promotional credit will be automatically applied to your Amazon account. The promotional credit can only be used towards the purchase of these these accessories (16GB or 32GB or 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC, AmazonBasics camera bags and tripods). The terms and conditions over there have all the details. As usual, all eligible items must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers.

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $85 w/free S&H

More eBay Deals action, if you are comfortable with imported (non-USA warranty) double-figure lenses, the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II is offered for $85 with free shipping by Red Tag Camera on eBay (99.9%) with a limit of five per buyer. Over 1000 of these primes got sold through this listing. The simplicity of a prime lens and the low price perhaps may make this a low/lower risk import/grey-market purchase.

Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 22-inch Dell E2215HV computer monitor for $100 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

Expiring 1/31/15: Canon, Nikon and Sony Rebates & Savings

The various mail-in rebates (MIR) and instant savings of Canon (see PDF MIR form) and Nikon (instant savings, not MIR) and Sony (instant savings, not MIR) expire on 1/31/15. You can find them all at the aforelinked Adorama pages. I don’t know what happens after 1/31/15. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they change, sometimes they take a break and return later.

These offers are also available at B&H Photo with a 1/31/15 expiration: Canon DSLRs and Lenses along with Nikon DSLR gear and Sony gear.

Canon 6D with Pixma Pro 100 AMEX MIR bundles

If you are looking for a Canon 6D kit and the Pixma Pro 100 printer, and don’t object to mail-in rebates that pay in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card, Adorama has a couple of Canon 6D bundles, with the Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk 13×19 inch Canon photo paper as follows:

+ 6D body only bundle for $1250 after $650 MIR
+ 6D w/24-105mm f4 L IS bundle for $1750 after $650 MIR
+ direct link to rebate’s PDF file
+ limited time offers

Canon 5D Mark III MIR bundles with Pixma Pro 100, 50pk 13×19″, Bag, 64GB SDHC, extra battery

Adorama is having a trio of Canon 5D Mark III bundles with the Pixma Pro 100 printer, a 50pk Canon 13×19 inch paper, a New Leaf One Year Spills/Drops warranty, Adorama slinger bag, 64GB Lexar SDHC 600x card, and extra battery. The offer includes the $650 mail-in rebate (MIR; American Express prepaid gift card). The bundles are:

+ Canon 5D Mark III body only bundles for $2450 after $650 MIR
+ Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105mm L for $3050 after $650 MIR
+ Canon 5D Mark III w/24-70mm f4L IS for $3200 after $650 MIR

Canon 70D body with Pixma Pro 100 and paper for $800 after $350 MIR

If you are cool with mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, Adorama has this Canon 70D body only bundle that includes the Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk Canon 13×19″ photo paper for $800 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). The picture also shows a camera bag and SDHC card but those are not listed in the product description, so assume they won’t be included.

Free Lightroom 5 (and more) with Canon 7D Mark II purchase (authorized dealer)

If you are looking to buy the new Canon 7D Mark II and you also need/want Lightroom 5, Buydig is offering it for free as a bundle, along with a 64GB SD card and 4% promotional rewards on both the Canon 7D Mark II body only ($1800) and the 7D Mark II with 18-135mm IS STM ($2150). Offers end by 1/31/15. The free items are included automatically by BuyDig. If you are not familiar with how to spot them, you can find an annotated example in the earlier Canon 6D post.

Canon 6D body only with Lightroom 5 for $1500 after $300 MIR

If you want both the Canon 6D body only and the Lightroom 5 software (full version, not upgrade), you can get them together for $1500 after the usual $300 prepaid American Express Mail-In Rebate, along with a 64GB SDHC card and 4% promotional rewards at which is an authorized Canon dealer. Offers end 1/31/15. The mail-in rebate (MIR) is the standard MIR promotion from Canon, it is not linked to the Lightroom promotion. Optionally you can buy it together with eligible Pixma printers for bigger rebates. If you are not familiar with where BuyDig mentions these offers, here is a poorly annotated screenshot crop below to help you pinpoint it quickly…


Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 with lots and lots of accessories for $500

If you are fond of lots of camera accessories, and also need the Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55, BuyDig has a Canon T5 w/18-55 Accessories Hoarder bundle for $500. It includes the standard T5 w/18-55 kit plus the following accessories: two converter lenses (2x tele, .45x wide), Vivitar slave flash, three filter kit with case, another UV filter, 59-inch tripod, mini tabletop tripod, gadget bag, wrist strap, wireless shutter release control, one 16GB and one 8GB SD cards, card reader, memory card wallet, lens cap keeper, and of course the obligatory cleaning kit :) Offer ends 1/14/15.

Pre-order New from Canon at CES: SX530 (50x optical), SX710,SX610, Elphs, Vixens, Connect Stations

Canon has announced and made available for pre-order a number of photography related products at CES 2015. They have three new superzooms, headlined by the SX-530-HS with 50x optical for $430, SX-710-HS with 30x optical for $350, the SX-610-HS with 18x optical for $250. They also have the Elph 170 IS for $150 and Elph 160 for $110. Also in are new Vixia camcorders, a couple of printers, and the Connect Station CS100 (NFC, Wifi, USB, SD, CF). All these are now available for pre-ordering at Adorama and Amazon.