Instant Savings on select Canon, Rokinon, Sigma and Tamron lenses (92 options)

Lens fun now at B&H Photo, where a number of new instant savings (discounts, no rebate/coupon) promotions are running on select lenses from the following four manufacturers:

+ Sigma Lenses (32 options)

+ Tamron Lenses (24 options)

+ Rokinon Lenses (6 options)

+ Canon Lenses (30 options)

In-Stock Now: Canon D-Rebel T7i (all three kits at normal prices)

All three official kits of the new Canon Digital Rebel T7i DSLR are now in-stock at a combination of Amazon (two of the three) and B&H Photo (all three) and Adorama (two of the three).

The three official kits are body only for $750, with 18-55 for $900, and with 18-135 for $1300. Additionally, B&H Photo has created two kits of its own that add the 55-250 lens to the 18-55 and 18-135 kits for +$150 more on each.

NOTE: B&H and Adorama orders will begin shipping on Wednesday April 19 regardless of shipping method selected.

Refurbished Canon SX410 IS with Free Case and 1-YR warranty for $130

The official Canon USA store has promotion that gets you Free Accessories with select Powershots, headlined by the refurbished Canon SX410 IS (in black or red) with a free Deluxe Soft Case PSC-4050, for $130 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty. The sale includes a mix of new condition and refurbished, so check each individual’s listing for the condition.

Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S Gets A Price – And Available For Pre-Order Now!

The new Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S (yes, the one with the built-in macro lite/light) now has a price! You can now pre-order it for $350 at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama. The release estimate at the moment is June 10 (2017), which is not that far off, when you consider that Game Of Thrones Season 7 will arrive a month AFTER this lens is released 🙂

The built-in light also raises an interesting question, could we be heading into a “smartphonization” of lenses? It would certainly help manufacturers with more sales as lenses would have to be upgraded much faster than previous decades 🙂

Buy 2+ Different Canon Lenses, Get Bonus via AMEX MIR GC

If you need to buy Canon EF and/or EF-S Lenses, Canon has launched a big Buy MORE, Get MORE Lenses. You have to buy two (or more) different lenses to qualify for this offer. For example, getting a 50mm f1.4 and a 85mm f1.8 qualifies, but getting two 50mm f1.4 does NOT.

When you do that, you have to submit the mail-in rebate to Canon [PDF file], and a few weeks later, if all is well, you will receive a prepaid American Express Gift Card. I am not sure exactly how the Bonus amounts are calculated, they give a couple of examples but no formula. Promotion ends 4/29/17.

For more special offers, check the long and winding Canon USA Special Offers page.

No pre-orders yet: Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S

Stabilized macro time now, Canon revealed the new 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S (APS-C) lens but pre-orders for it are not available. Nevertheless the lens has a product page up and running at B&H Photo with some details and an option to get notified by email when it’s available for pre-order/purchase.

PS: this too has been added to the 2017 Tracking page of major/interesting new cameras and lenses (NOTE: these trackers are no longer comprehensive of every single P&S camera and clone lens).

Pre-order new Canon SX730 HS superzoom (40x) for $399

Superzooms are alive and kicking, partly because neither smartphones nor DSLRs/iLCs can offer the crazy zoom ratios of smaller-sensor fixed lens cameras. Which brings us to a new 40x optical zoom model revealed by Canon, the Powershot SX730 HS with a 20mp 1/2.3″ sensor, available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $399 with free expedited shipping in silver or in black, but not in Las Vegas Raiders silver-and-black 🙂

Canon Lenses with Free Manfrotto or Vanguard “Real” Tripods

Some people like bundles with lots of small accessories, others don’t because they don’t need/want extra small accessories. But they may be a lot more interested when camera gear are bundled with “real” accessories, in this case, “real” Manfrotto and Vanguard tripods! Adorama is offering some of these bundles as part of their Canon Instant Rebates special promotion:

With Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
+ Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for $1699
+ Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens for $1848

+ tripod on its own goes for $179 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers
+ tripod on its own goes for $250 at B&H Photo

With Vanguard 264AB-100 Tripod
+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $1899
+ Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM IS for $1999

+ tripod on its own goes for $155 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers

Canon 77D Body Only with BoatLoad of Free Accessories (Vivitar Flash, two converter lenses, Filter Kit, Spider Tripod, Canon bag, Etc) for $900

I just added the Canon 77D body only to the Stock Status Tracker and already we have the first promotion from an authorized dealer, BuyDig (on eBay) is offering the body only for the same $900 price as other authorized dealers, but BuyDig includes a handful of small accessories for free:

+ Vivitar SF3000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash
+ Vivitar 2X Converter lens (58mm threading)
+ Vivitar 0.43X Converter lens (58mm threading)
+ Canon 100ES gadget bag
+ 64GB Gigastone SDXC C10 card
+ Vivitar Filter Kit (UV, CPL, ND8, case; 58mm)
+ Vivitar 12-inch Rubberized Spider Tripod, Large (Red)
+ Vivitar Universal Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control
+ various trinkety accessories (cleaning pen, air blower, microfiber cloth, USB card reader, tears of Nikon users)

PS: if you don’t need all of the extra accessories, you can give them to friends/family who may be beginners and don’t have a lot of accessories, or donate them to a local school or non-profit or church, or if you sell unwanted cameras on eBay you can add them to your listings to make it a bundle of sorts

In-Stock NOW: Canon 77D body for $900

More in cameras rolling out! In addition to the Panasonic GH5, but for a fraction of the price, the new Canon 77D DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo in all three of its standard kits. The body-only goes for $900, with 18-55 goes for $1050, and with 18-135 goes for $1500. Given pricing, most people will go for the body-only and use existing lenses or buy as needed… This camera is a candidate to be added to the Stock Status Tracker after I look into its situation further…

Refurbished Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM and 1-YR warranty for $350

Another “take pictures with” kit among the refurbished Canon DSLRs that might be of interest for a first DSLR, perhaps for kids/teens since it is a bit smaller than the typical DSLRs, is the manufacturer refurbished black Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM with a 1-year Canon USA warranty going for $350 with free shipping. You also get a free badget bag and 16GB memory card. The white color scheme is out of stock.

PS: they also have an option with the 70-300mm non-IS non-USM added for $40 more, but how much that makes sense on a smaller DSLR without in-body IS, is up to the buyers to decide 🙂

Refurbished Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM and BG-E18 Battery Grip and LP-E17 Battery and 1-Year Warranty for $570

Both Canon and Nikon have a large number of APS-C DSLR options in the market, especially if you are also willing to consider open-box and refurbished and used, so deciding which one to get can be more complicated than it appears. One such option adding to the complications is this manufacturer refurbished Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM bundle at the official Canon USA store for $580 with free shipping that includes two freebies, the Canon BG-E18 Battery Grip and the Battery Pack LP-E17. You can find this offer mentioned in small red print on the product page (screenshot below):

This kit is the only one of the refurbished Canon DSLR kits that have a free battery grip promotion on them that are currently in-stock. The rest are out of stock (and cannot be ordered while they are out of stock). To see them all, use your browser’s in-page search function to search for “battery grip” over there after you increase “Items per page” to 72.

Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II USM IS + Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead for $2000

The Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II USM IS is one of the Adorama VIP sales with a bundle of many free small accessories for $2000 BUT if you prefer one big accessory instead of a handful of near-consumables, Adorama has another bundle, also going for $2000 with free shipping, bundled WITH the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead. The Vanguard goes for $180 on its own. The bundle is “temporarily on backorder” because the tripod is backordered, but you can order it if you like the price/combo.

New Canon Two-Lens Bundle coming

Camera manufacturers have “(re)discovered” bundling! Canon has a brand new lens bundle, one prime, one zoom, and they are offered together, the 50mm f1.4 and the 17-40mm f4L, available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $1200. This however is NOT a good price as it stands, because the lenses can be purchased individually $330 (50mm f1.4) and $750 (17-40mm f4L). I suspect the bundle price will be adjusted when it gets closer to release, because $1200 is the list price of each lens before the seasonal “instant savings” promotions.

Two Canon PIXMA MG 6820 printers for $95 w/FS

The dream of the 90s is alive! Not in Portland, but at the eBay Deals where the BuyDig eBay store offers “His” and “Hers printers. Okay, you have to make your own “His” and “Hers” stickers, but they are offering a 2-Pack of Canon PIXMA MG 6820 wireless all-in-one inkjet printers for $95 with free shipping. You get TWO printers for the price. Limit five bundles per customer.

PS: if you are eligible, don’t forget to also use $10 off $25+ coupon. The eBay page will remind you (subtly) if you are logged on to an eBay account that is eligible for the promotion.

Open-Box Canon 7D Mark II Body w/1yr warranty for $1350 + S&H

If you are comfortable with open-box camera gear from reliable retailers, B&H Photo is offering the open-box Canon 7D II body only for $1350 plus shipping (around $10, varies slightly by zipcode) with a 1-year warranty by B&H Photo (not Canon USA).

On the other hand, if you prefer new condition with a Canon USA warranty, you can get the 7D II body only for $1500 at B&H Photo with a 4TB Western Digital MyBook Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard drive, a 64GB Sandisk EXTreMe PRO SDXC card, and a Lowepro Hatchback camera bag and 2% promotional rewards (around $30 to be used in future B&H purchases).

Refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS w/1yr warranty for $540

The new condition Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM EF lens goes for $1000 at authorized dealers, bundled with a handful of lens-y accessories, eg Adorama (filters, cleaning kit, tether, lens shade, Corel software bundle).

But if you want to pay almost half of that, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty at the official Canon USA store for $540 with free standard US shipping. You can almost buy two for the price of one!

PS: I wonder how authorized dealers feel when the manufacturer undercuts them dramatically in price, while at the same time the manufacturer places strict restrictions on what prices authorized dealers can offer. Sounds -opoly-ish to me but I’m not an expert in this field, just a bloviator with a keyboard 🙂

Imported Canon 80D body only w/1yr seller warranty for $850

The new condition Canon 80D body only goes for $1100 at authorized dealers (eg Adorama) but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs, then …

… off to the eBay deals where eBay seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 80D body only for $850 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave (not Canon USA). Limit up to five per customer from this listing.

15% off refurbished items at official Canon USA store with coupon

To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, the official Canon USA store offers 15% off on select refurbished camera gear with coupon code POTATOES (yes, POTATOES is the coupon code). That pot of gold on the page is actually a pot of potatoes 🙂 Offer ends 3/19/17.

Eligible for the promotion are Canon DSLRs, Lenses, Speedlites, Powershot cameras, inkjet printers and consumer camcorders. More details when I get to a faster computer.

Ten 50-packs of Canon GP-701 Glossy 4×6″ photo paper for $10 w/free S&H (total 500 sheets!)

The official Canon USA store has a paper doorbuster deal, buy one 50-pack of 4×6 photo paper (model GP-701, glossy), get NINE (9) of them FREE. The price for one is $10 with free shipping. So you get ten 50-packs for $10 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer (these often sell out before they expire).

Imported Canon 5D Mark IV body for $2760 w/1yr seller warranty

To the Trending eBay Deals, the Electronics Valley eBay store (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the imported grey-market new condition Canon 5D Mark IV body only for $2760 with free shipping with a limit of up to five units per customer. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA.

At authorized dealers, in new condition, this goes for $3500 with a variety of freebies depending on retailer, eg accessorapalooza by various at Amazon and $70~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama.

(ENDED) Canon 80D with 18-135mm for $1169 [limit 5]

All good things come to an end, this is dead as a doornail as of a late PM re-check…

I don’t know if Amazon is price-matching someone/something, but as of the time of writing, the new condition Canon 80D with the 18-135mm IS lens is on sale for $1169 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself. Limit up to five units per customer during this promotion. This is not a lightning deal. The body only goes for $1000, so this is a pretty good deal for the 18-135mm lens. Even if you don’t want it, you can make a nice profit selling/trading it.

Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM for $400 (limit 1)

This feels like the old days. It’s raining sales left and right! As part of the Monoprice Camera Clearance, the new condition Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM is on sale for $400 with free standard US shipping. Limit one unit per customer. The T5i was one of the influential-affordable APS-C DSLRs back in the earlier days. Canon has released many and more APS-C DSLRs since including the brand new D-Rebel T7i that is coming out in the next few weeks. The T7i with 18-55 goes for $900.

Refurbished Canon 80D with 18-135mm IS w/1yr warranty for $1149

If you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished DSLRs with a 1-year warranty, for just $49 more than the new condition Canon 80D body only, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon 80D with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM for $1149~ from the official Canon USA online store with a 1-year warranty.

Another option, if you also want one of the Canon Pixma PRO printers, is to look for or wait for DSLR + Pixma bundles that qualify for the American Express prepaid gift card mail-in rebates.

Pre-order new Canon 77D APS-C DSLR

In parallel with the new D-Rebel T7i, and just $150 away in price (for two out of the three kits), Canon has revealed a new model in their post-Rebel APS-C DSLR line-up. Seven is a theme, the new 24mp APS-C 77D is available for pre-orders in the usual three kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate…

Canon 77D pre-orders

Also coming along for the ride with today’s announcement is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control with a $45 pre-order price.

This new camera has added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page, making the DSLR vs Mirrorless score now 4-5 🙂

Pre-order new Canon D-Rebel T7i DSLR

Running with an almost parallel price and line-up to the mirrorless M6, Canon has also revealed a brand new DSLR in the long-running “Andre Agassi” line-up, aka the (Digital) Rebels. The new 24mp APS-C is available for pre-ordering in the usual three official kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate.

Canon D-Rebel T7i pre-orders

Both lenses mentioned above (18-55, 18-135) are f3.5-5.6 IS STM, making it easier to memorize and decide 🙂 The 18-55 is also available for pre-order on its own for $249.

Also coming along with today’s new D-Rebel is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control available for pre-ordering for $45.

This camera and 18-55 lens have been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page.

Pre-order new Canon M6 mirrorless

Meanwhile Canon is slowly started to take mirrorless a bit more seriously than Nikon, and today they have revealed a brand new EF-M mirrorless camera, the M6. This 24mp APS-C camera is available in three official kits, the body only for $779, the with 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $900, and the with 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1279. Pre-orders are accepted as follows, with a late March 2017 release guestimate:

Canon M6 pre-orders

Both the 15-45mm and 18-150mm lenses are f3.5-6.3 IS STM. It is not a typo 🙂 Also part of this new product group is the Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder available for pre-ordering in either silver or black (sorry, no Raiders edition) for $249.

This camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 page, making this the fifth mirrorless camera to be announced this year (along with the Panasonic GH5 and GX850 and the Fuji X-T20 and GFX 50S).

Canon PIXMA MX492 Wireless AiO Printer for $45

The Canon PIXMA MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer is currently on sale for $45 with free shipping or free store pickup by Best Buy on eBay (limit 10 per customer) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 4; Prime only).

Speaking of Best Buy and eBay, they are offering the new condition 1TB WD Elements Portable External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (model
WDBUZG0010BBK-EESN) for $45 with free shipping or free store pickup. Limit up to three per customer.

16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 for $6.45 with free S&H [and other eBay Offers]

To the Trending eBay Deals we go, where you can get the new condition 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 memory card, model SDSDB-016G-B35, for $6.45 with free shipping. Over 1370 units have been sold so far. It ships from California by eBay seller “allizwell2k10” (99.9%).

Speaking of eBay and storage, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (with 200GB of Cloud Storage) for $105 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Nearly 300 units have been sold so far.

Speaking of eBay, the current featured Daily Deal there is the new condition Surface PRO 3 (i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, model PU2-00017) offered for $830 with free shipping by eBay seller “Always.Deals” (98%, New Jersey). Over 175 units sold so far per the listing over there.

Might as well turn this post into an eBay round-up. eBay seller “DigJungle” (99.2%, undisclosed USA location) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens for $149 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is none!

Canon Pixma PRO 100 Printer with 50pk paper for $80 after coupon and $300 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

If you want the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer but don’t need a DSLR bundle, B&H Photo is running a WPPI 2017 promotion on the printer on its own, bundled with its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper). You must enter coupon code BHWPPI17 at checkout for this offer. You pay $380 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate following instructions and deadlines, and if all is well, after a few weeks, you receive a $300 prepaid American Express gift card, making it an $80 after $300 MIR promotion. Offer ends 2/12/17.

For more action, check the on-going WPPI 2017 Specials at B&H.

(SOLD OUT) Used Canon S95 RAWsumer for $130

As of a 2/7/17 recheck, this used item is sold out… If of all the compacts with RAW out there it is the Canon S95 the one you want, it is available in “Used – Condition 9” for $130 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Used products at B&H come with a B&H Photo warranty. You can optional add SquareTrade plans (the shopping cart prompts that after you add to cart).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II with Extras for $679

The Canon G series is back in full force, and with the second generation unleashed, there are many and more options, especially if you are willing to consider the refurbished and used markets. One of those options is bundled with a handful of accessories at Adorama, it is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II with the Corel Software Bundle (three titles of camera/photo interest), along with a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, a 24/7 TC camera pouch, a USB stick-style card reader, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

PS: Adorama should have a contest to see which one of their regular customers has collected the most Cleaning Kits through the years 🙂

Imported Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only with 1yr Seller Warranty for $2799

The Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only goes for $3500 at authorized Canon USA dealers, such as Adorama which offers 2% promotional rewards with it.

On the other hand, if you are a risk-tolerant shopper, to the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only for $2799 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA). Limit up to five per customer. Over 420 cameras were sold through this ebay listing.

Canon 5D Mark III Body with PIXMA PRO 100 for $2549 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Bundle time again! B&H Photo is bundling the PIXMA PRO 100 printer with the Canon 5D Mark III Body Only. You pay $2899 at checkout. After you receive the items and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate form. If all is well, a few weeks later, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $2549 after $350 MIR promotion.

Imported Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM w/1yr seller warranty for $92

Also bubbling under in the Trending ebay deals, eBay seller is back again with another offer, they have the new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 STM EF lens for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five per customer. This comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. Given the price and the simplicity of 50mm lenses, this is a lower risk grey-marekt purchase.

Imported Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II w/1yr seller warranty for $1399

The new condition from authorized dealers Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM goes for $1750 bundled with free accessories (eg Adorama) or free 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (eg B&H Photo). But if you are more of a risk taker…

… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, you can get this lens in new condition as an imported grey-market model for $1399 with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave on ebay. Limit five units per buyer.

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash with Extras for $249

We are breaking the stream of pre-orders with a bundle! The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash is bundled with three free extras at Adorama for $249 with free expedited shipping. The three free extras are:

1) Flashpoint Mini Soft Box Diffuser for Shoe Mount Flashes
2) Power2000 4-slot charger with four 2000mah recharbable AA batteries
3) Flashpoint TTL-Off Camera Flash Cord