Refurbished Canon camera and lens offerings (115 options)

The official Canon USA store is running a number of offers at the moment on refurbished Canon camera gear as follows:

+ 14 refurbished Powershot fixed lens cameras, a mix of G-series, superzooms and three Elphes too (okay, so the plural of “Elph” is “Elphs” or “Elves” or “Elphes”?)

+ 23 refurbished interchangeable lens cameras of the EF, EF-S and EF-M (mirrorless) variety

+ 73 refurbished Lenses of the EF, EF-S, EF-M and RF kind

+ get the refurbished Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 III for +$80 when purchased together with select Canon APS-C DSLR kits (five options)

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AF for Sony E for $489 [ends Tue 10am ET]

It’s a double lens day! The current Adorama daily deal (ends Tuesday 10am ET) is also a lens deal (B&H’s Monday is also a lens), it is the new condition Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system going for $489 with free US shipping…

10% off Canon and Nikon gear with KEH coupon [ends Wedn PM]

In the real-world, there’s the power of love. In the world of digital cameras, there’s the power of CaNiKoN 😉 Case in point, good until Wednesday 4/8/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN4A gets you 10% off Canon and Nikon camera gear participating in this promotion. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

EXCLUDED are “NEW” condition, “USED – Like New” and digital starter kits…

Sunday: Rokinon 14/2.8 AF (FE) for $489, MeFoto, Peak D, DraCast, LiteP, Etc

Hooray, Sunday 4/5/20 is another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $489
+ only for the Sony FE system, and an actual Auto Focus lens!

+ open box Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13″ Version 2 for $120 in two color options

+ MeFoto BackPacker Air Travel Tripod for $49 in two color schemes

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Bi-Color Light for $119

+ LitePanels Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light for $190

+ RucPAc Slide Camera Strap for $25 in four color schemes

+ Crown Audio Slide Camera Strap for $170 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ flash deal: Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool for $10
+ Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket NOT included ^_^

UPDATE: speaking of B&H, they have launched a LIVE-Streaming from Home portal with various assorted products that can achieve this. If you wanted to dabble with a YouTube channel and such, this is a great opportunity. You never know how it goes until you try it! Sometimes when you put a camera/mic in front of someone, they transform 🙂 Try it! And if you do, please let us know in the comments 🙂

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition Mini Gadgets HCNVMiniCube 1″ 1080p Mini Cube Camera with Night Vision going for $35…

UPDATE #2 at the Sunday Woot dailies, the main Woot has a selection of Standing Desk gear ($23 to $109), while the “Computers” sub-Woot has MSI gaming desktops for $520 to $1250…

And at the Best Buy dailies there is a light theme, an OttLite powerup desk-lamp with wireless charging for $45, and two packs of GE A19 smart bluetooth LED light bulbs and a 80″ full color smart LED light strip, all together for $100 [the page over there walks you through what to click to get them all]….

KEH Starter Kit #3: USED Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Extras and 180-day warranty for $379

If you want to get started with a Sony APS-C E-system mirrorless camera kit, want to go the way of the USED, but also get a nice warranty (180 days), KEH Camera has created a Starter Kit centered on the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm for $379 plus shipping. This also includes a battery, charger, camera strap and a 16GB memory card…

NOTE: Starter kits are not eligible for coupons…

Sigma Lens Instant Savings for DSLR and Mirrorless systems (93 options)

If you are a fan of Sigma lenses, their latest round of instant savings promotion are up and running at B&H Photo until 4/30/20 as follows:

+ 73 Lenses for SLR/DSLR systems including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA and a few Pentax K and Sony A too

+ 20 Lenses for Mirrorless Systems including Sony E, M43rds, Canon EF-M and Leica L too

Tamron f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Sony E Primes for $299 each with FREE B+W Filter [choice of 20, 24, 35mm]

If you are part of the Sony E system and you want to add some f2.8 prime lenses to your lens-arsenal, B&H Photo is having a Tamron for Sony E-lenses sale for $299 with free US shipping per lens, with a free B+W UV Haze filter and a Zeiss cleaning kit included by B&H automatically while this promotion is running.

The three lenses participating in the sale, $299 each, are:

  • 20mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  • 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  • 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

Rokinon 85mm f1.4 MF lens for $279 [Nikon Z] {ends Tue 10am ET}

The latest Adorama daily deal (ends Tuesday 3/31/20 at 10am ET) is the new condition Rokinon 85mm f1.4 UMC manual focus lens for the Nikon Z mirrorless system going for $279 with free US shipping.

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm down to $484 [limit 3]

A rarity in the digital era, an APS-C iLC camera (yes, I know, it’s like saying “ATM machine”) that refuses to die! The Sony a6000 is still alive and kicking and as of the time of writing the new condition a6000 with the 16-50mm power zoom kit lens is on sale for $484 with free shipping with up to three per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself

This is not a lightning deal, so I have no clue if/when the price will change…

Panasonic GH5 body only for $1398 w/FREE Next Day Shipping

IF of all the M43rds and other assorted mirrorless cameras out there it is the new condition Panasonic GH5 body only the one you want, you can get it for $1398 with free next day shipping in the USA. Offer ends 3/28/20. As usual, you can triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic (PDF with the details is at the aforelinked B&H product page)…

Optionally, when you click on the “Build Bundle” button, you are presented with various combined purchase offers. One of them is a lens, the Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f1.7 and getting them together gets you a $200 off combined purchase discount. The other options include software, camera bags, and a $150 off combined purchase discount on the Panasonic DMW-BGGH5 battery grip…

Sony a7r III with 24-105mm for $3896 with FREE Next Day Shipping

Anxious to get started quickly on your new full frame photographic adventures? Good until 3/29/20, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Sony a7R III with the 24-105mm lens for $3896 with free next day shipping in the USA. Of course the Corona situation may (or may not) impact delivery times, so always keep that in mind until things get sorted out…

20% off Reconditioned products w/GetOlympus coupon [ends Tue 11:59pm ET]

Good until Tuesday 3/24/20 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code SPRING20 gets you 20% off on certified reconditioned products at the Get Olympus website. New condition products are not eligible for the coupon. The usual restrictions/limitations apply…

Samyang 85mm f1.4 AutoFocus for $599 [Sony E] {ends Tue 10am ET}

Prime time at the latest Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily), it is the new condition Samyang 85mm f1.4 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system going for $599 with free US shipping. This is only available in the Sony E system and unlike the other mounts, this is an actual autofocus lens…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN for $229 [Sony E] {ends Fri 10am ET}

It’s a lens day at the Adorama daily deal, it is the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN lens going for $229 with free US shipping, only in the Sony E system. The other two (EF-M, M43rds) go for $289. The sale ends at 10am ET (on Friday 3/6/20) or earlier if sold out…

M43rds: DZOfilm 10-24mm T2.9 Parfocal Cinema Style Zoom Lens for $1500 (ends Thur 10am ET)

The current Adorama daily deal (ends Thursday 10am ET or earlier if sold out) is the new condition DZOFilm 10-24mm T2.9 Parfocal Cinema Style Zoom Lens for the Micro Four Thirds system going for $1500 with free US shipping.

Sigma Prime f1.4 DC DN Contemporary 3-Lens Bundle for Sony E for $942 (ends Tue 10am ET)

The current Adorama daily deal (ends at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Sigma Contemporary Prime Lens Bundle for the Sony E system for $942 with free US shipping. For that, you get:

+ Sigma 16mm f1.4
+ Sigma 30mm f1.4
+ Sigma 56mm f1.4
+ Sigma lens case (holds 3 lenses)
+ all three are DC DN Contemporary lenses
+ only for the Sony E-system

No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this limited-time promotion is running…

Fuji Instant Savings include FREE Battery Grip with X-T3

A new round of Fuji instant savings is up and running at Adorama with a total of 26 options available, including a FREE Fuji VG-XT3 battery grip with the purchase of select Fuji X-T3 kits. Some options are bundled with free accessories as well. Some kits include a Fuji flash. And on page #2 of the offers you can find instant savings of the Fuji GFX kind (camera kits and lenses)

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC MF for $269 [Z]

The current Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC manual focus lens going for $269 with free US shipping in the Nikon Z system. That’s the advertised deal. When you look at the other mount options of this lens it goes for $239 in Fuji X and Sony E and $269 in M43rds and $329 in Canon RF…

Samyang 18mm f2.8 Autofocus FF {Sony E} for $299 (ends Fri 10am ET)

Hooray, it’s lens time at the Adorama daily deal, it’s the new condition Samyang 18mm F2.8 Auto Focus full frame lens for the Sony E system going for $299 with free US shipping. Daily deals end at 10am eastern…

Thursday: Olympus E-M5 II with 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens for $699

Surprise surprise, the headliner Best Buy daily deals for Thursday 1/30/20 is a mirrorless camera! That’s right, for $699 you can get the Olympus E-M5 II body bundled with the Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens, a “zoomy” entry-point into the M43rds system for the curious-zoomers. The lens will be included automatically by Best Buy while this promotion is running…

And if you want to literally yet digitally sift through the bargain bins, Woot is having another Bargain Bin sale with virtual bins starting at $5+ and topping at $50+…

On the other side of the pond, for a limited time, Amazon Germany is having a two-item Sony sale, the 18-105mm f4 OSS lens going for 419 euro, while the RX 100 Mark IV rawsumer going for 896 euro.

Canon Lenses Extra Savings with Coupon Code (EF, RF, EF-M)

It’s coupon time of the Canon kind at Adorama! For a limited time, coupon code CA3YG4ERG gets you additional discount on select Canon EF, EF-S, RF and EF-M lenses, along with some accessories (flashes, etc). The lenses are too many to list here individually, and I can’t coupon-test every single lens, but here are some examples with the post-coupon discounts:

+ EF 70-200/2.8L IS III USM for $1619~
+ EF 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS II USM for $1619~
+ EF 24-70/2.8L IS II USM for $1439~

+ EF-M 22/2 STM for $206~

+ RF 70-200/2.8L IS USM for $2429~
+ RF 24-70/2.8L IS USM for $2069~

PS: the tilde (~) in the price is because the coupon code creates penny prices, many of them ending in .10

12% off Olympus and Panasonic with KEH Camera coupon [ends Wedn PM]

It is an Oly-Pan 3-day promotion at KEH Camera. Good until Wednesday 1/22/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code OP1A (OP the letters as in Olympus, Panasonic) gets you 12% off Olympus and Panasonic gear. As usual, “NEW” and “Used – Like New” gear are excluded from this promotion. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon and you can test the coupons without login/signup…

PS: speaking of KEH Camera, and unrelated to the above coupon promotion, they also have a page where they list recent arrivals at KEH. KEH being a used camera dealer, recent arrivals does not mean new releases. Especially of interest for hard(er) to find gear because let’s face it, the world is full of 18-55mm kit lenses and 50mm primes 🙂

Tue: Kipon Ibelux and Iberit lenses (mirrorless), Etc

HoorAY, Tuesday too is a lens day at the B^H daily deals with four items one of which are Kipon Ibelux primes for mirrorless systems. You can find them all at the aforelinked daily deals page. They are:

+ Ibelux 40mm f0.85 for $1000 in your choice of M43rds or Sony E or Fuji X

+ Iberit 35mm f2.4 for $278 in Fuji X
+ the other options are not on sale

+ Iberit 50mm f2.4 for $200 in Fuji X
+ the other mounts are not on sale

+ Studio Essentials 100W LED Monolight
for $130

+ also Auray mic filter and Roland video processor

Last Call on Instant Savings Promotions from Canon, Fuji, Zeiss, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Sigma, Tamron

B&H Photo is having a last call on the current instant savings promotions as we get into 2020 and CES mania. Too many cameras and lenses to list individually. You can browse through the aforelinked page or filter it over there, or use the manufacturer-specific links below:

+ Zeiss lenses: 68 options, Planar, Batis, Loxia, Milvus, Biogon, etc

+ Canon instant savings: DSLRs, mirrorless, lenses, accessories, (make-every-shot-a-)Powershots, etc

+ Fujifilm instant savings: X-series mirrorless cameras, X-series rawsumers (fixed lens cameras with RAW), lenses, medium format, etc
+ now that the X-system has been around for a while we are seeing more body-only promotions even for more entry-level cameras, for example the X-T100 body only goes for $349 with free accessories
+ or with 15-45mm and extras for $399
+ it’s hard not to fall in love photographically with those X-T cameras!

+ Sony Instant Savings with E-system APS-C and full frame cameras and lenses, camcorders, Cybershots, flashes and related accessories

+ Olympus Instant Savings with M43rds cameras and lenses, fixed lens cameras, and related accessories

+ Nikon Instant Savings with mirrorless Z-system, APS-C and full frame DSLRs and lenses, related accessories and the occasional Coolpix mixed in for good measure

+ Sigma Instant Savings with lenses for DSLR and mirrorless systems, accessories, etc with a total of 90 options offered

+ Tamron instant savings with 25 options including their two f2.8 PRO zooms and a mix of primes and zooms for all budgets
+ lenses only available for Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR systems

Last Call (ends 12/31): 10% off refurbished Canon Cameras and Lenses

Last Call! Coupon code HOLIDAY19 gets you 10% off refurbished Canon cameras and lenses at the official CAnon USA online store. The coupon can be used once per customer during this promotional period which began in mid-December 2019. Refurbished Canon gear get a 1-year warranty from Canon, not the more customary 90-day that most manufacturers offer…

Thursday: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $899, Etc

Thursday is Boxing Day and unboxing day for YouTubers but also a lens day at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ZEISS Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E for $899
+ this lens is only available in Sony E

+ Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit for $600

+ Porta Brace Light Pack for Litepanels Astra 1×1 (Black) for $100

+ Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Wireless Trigger System for $28 in Canon or Nikon or Sony flavors

+ Fantom Rigs Camera Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K/4K for $70

+ SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit for $199~

+ headphone holder for $12

Flash Deals
+ 64GB Panasonic UHS-II SDXC for $80
+ technical difficulties do not show teaser

EU: Nikon Z and DSLR and Lenses sales [50 options]

Amazon Germany is having another Nikon gear sale featuring Z and DSLR camera bodies, along with various lenses along with a few Coolpixies as well. Lenses are all over the place, including the 20/4.5-5.6G DX VR for 225 euro and the 50/1.8G FX for 150 euro…

A total of 50 options are available, too many to list here individually…

Canon M6 body for $299, with 15-45mm for $349, w/18-150 for $449 [also M5 offers]

If you are Canon EF-M mirrorless curious or want to add or gift kits/bodies, B&H Photo is running some M5 and M6 promotions as follows:

+ M6 body only for $299
+ M6 with 15-45mm for $349
+ M6 with 18-150mm for $449
+ M6 with 15-45 and 55-200 for $499

+ M5 body only for $349
+ M5 with 15-45mm for $449
+ M5 with 18-150mm for $569

+ some combinations are available in different colors

These are limited time offers!

Canon EOS R mirrorless drops to $1500 (with freebies)

As we previously mentioned the Canon RP mirrorless camera is down to $999 with freebies, but if you want a more advanced mirrorless full framer from Canon, we have good news for you too. The EOS R body only is now down to $1499 at authorized dealers with some freebies mixed in by the various sellers, along with the (obviously) must-have Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to mirrorless bodies):

+ at B&H Photo you also a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a Manfrotto Street backpack, and a Zeiss cleaning kit

+ at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Slinger holster, Corel software and trinkety accessories

+ at Amazon it’s the usual 3rd-party seller mess as Amazon itself does not offer any bonus accessories (only the Mount Adapter)

In parallel, at the same listings above, you will find a bundle of the R with the RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens for $2200 or the R with the RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM going for $2400…

PS: now I have to be careful to include the various EF, RF, EF-S, EF-M lens designators as Canon is now a lens-a-palooza of options 🙂

Canon RP body with Mount Adapter (EF lenses to RP bodies) and Extras for $999

A full frame Canon mirrorless camera can now be yours for under $1000 as the war for the mirrorless full-frame soul continues in a 3-way battle between the two DSLR titans and Sony who decidedly got an early start on them both…

So, back to our deal at hand, the Canon EOS RP body only, bundled with the official Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to RP bodies ~ obviously, it wouldn’t make much sense the other way round ~ with this camera) is also bundled with additional free accessories by select retailers, all together now for $999 with free US shipping:

+ at B&H Photo the freebies are a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, a RJ shoulder bag, and a Sensei cleaning kit

+ at Adorama you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SD card, a Slinger holster case, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers (general use, not just the RP), and various other trinkety accessories (card wallet, USB 2.0 card reader, cleaning kit)

+ at Amazon, Amazon itself does not include any extra freebies, but some of the 3rd-party sellers over there offer various bundles of accessories
+ as usual with 3rd-party sellers at Amazon, make sure they are authorized/reputable/etc/etc
+ regardless of the seller, if you pay with a Amazon Prime credit card you get 5% cashback

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 (Sony E) for $719

Zeiss, Zeiss, Baby! That’s what the world famous rapper “Vanilla Zeiss” sang and for a limited time, the Adorama Daily Deals are singing that song too, the new condition Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for the Sony E-system is on sale for $719 with free US shipping. There is a countdown clock at the aforelinked daily deals page showing how much time is left on the deal. No coupon/rebate needed ~ just add to cart and proceed to Zeiss Checkout while Zeiss offer is running 🙂

In-Stock and with Freebies: Panasonic G9 for $998

Micro Four Thirds shooters of the world, unite and take over! The Panasonic G9 body only is not only in-stock for $998 at B&H Photo, it is also bundled with three useful freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Camera Bag, and Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)…

At Adorama, the only option that is currently in-stock is the G9 body only with Vanguard combo going for $998, and the freebie include the aforementioned Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card and various trinkets…

At Amazon it is in-stock but there are no freebies (other than the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon VISA or store credit card)..

Wedn: Sigma 105/1.4 DG ART HSM (Sony E) for $1249, Spyder X, Bags, Browning, Etc

The Cyber Week party continues at B&H Photo…

… but so does another installment of the B&H daily deals and today (Wednesday 12/4/19, three ’til Xmas 2019) it’s a LENS day!

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4G DG ART HSM for $1249 only in the Sony E mount

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100
+ DataColor SpyderX Elite for $170

+ Browning Strike Force Pro XD Trail Camera for $130 with FREE keychain flashlight

+ PortaBrace Carry Case for DJI Ronin-S for $129

+ MINDSHIFT GEAR Outbound Camera Holsters, four options (10 through 50 model numbers) for $28 to $40

+ Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ 127mm f/9 Reflector Telescope, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bundle for $100 with FREE Moon Filter (werewolves not included)

+ Pelican lights, two options, $15 to $24

Flash Deals
+ now: COREL Painter 2019 (Multi-Lingual Retail Edition, 1-User License, Boxed) for $129
+ later: JBL Active Speaker Starter Pack Studio Monitor Enhancement Set

Used Sony a6000 body (Very Good condition) for $279

IF however you are not interested in the previously mentioned Sony a6000 new condition kits and instead you can to optimize for a lower price, Adorama has the USED a6000 body only for $279 in “Used – Very Good” condition with a 90-day warranty (from Adorama).

Sony a6000 with extras: body for $398, w/16-50 for $448

The Sony Instant Savings promotion reminds us that you can get into the Sony APS-C E-system with a step-up series camera (A6xxx) for just $398. That’s right, the a6000 body only goes for $398 and the “with 16-50mm” kit goes for $448.

At Adorama you have to do some scrolling and paging up-n-down to find all the options but you will be rewards because the “with 16-50” kit gets more additional freebies (flex tripod, extra charger/battery, lens filters, better memory card) than the body only (bag, memory card, cleaning kit, software, card wallet). Note also that the camera is available in two color options, effectively doubling the number of options you have to sort through…

At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme, a 3rd-party battery and a camera bag, while the two lens kit ($598) gets a lens filter as well…

At Amazon, various 3rd-party sellers offer various freebies, a dizzying array of options as there are three official camera kits with two body colors for the camera and many 3rd party retailers 🙂

The names in the a6xx line-up are a bit confused, so confused that even the Wikipedia page is confused. The a6000 come out in 2014, followed by the a6300/a6500 in 2016, and the a6100/a6400/a6600 in 2019, all with 24mp Exmor APS-C CMOS sensors. The newer a6300 has already been discontinued but the a6000 continues as a current model. The all-new a6100 goes for $650 (body) or $750 (w/16-50)…

Sony a7 II with 28-70 and Various Freebies for $999

We all live in a yellow submarine but also in the era of the $1000 “take pictures with” 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in the Sony E-system with the Sony a7 II with the 28-70mm FE lens bundled together for $999 with various freebies offered by select retailers…

At Amazon for example, there is a bundle by Focus Camera that includes a Dolica tripod, Vanguard bag, 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, extra 3rd-party charger/battery, etc…

At B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme, extra 3rd party battery, RJ bag, lens filter, etc…

At Adorama you get a 32GB Extreme PRO, Slinger bag, lens filter kit, etc…

At Best Buy you get a $25 Shutterfly store credit…

Canon M100 with 15-45mm for $315 [limit 3]

One of the Amazon Cyber Monday deals of the day is a sale of lots of Celestrons (telescopes, binoculars and related items) but hiding underneath them in sheep’s clothing is a sale on the new condition Canon M100 with 15-45mm in the black color scheme going for $315 with free US shipping with up to three per customer. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself…

The camera looks like it is on its way out from retail as already some of the kits have sold out during Black Cyber Fri-Monday and are marked as discontinued at B&H Photo

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and Extras for $448

On the Micro Four Thirds front, the Panasonic G85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses is currently down to $448 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon… Both B&H and Adorama include a variety of freebies with the camera, including memory cards, bags and filters (and trinkets of course)… Sale ends by 11/30/19 at 11:59pm ET…

Canon R mirrorless body with Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to R bodies) and Freebies for $1799

As fate would have it, both Canon and Nikon have competing relatively-recent full-frame mirrorless systems out, so there is competition to “sign up” as many new photographers as early as they can. Which brings us to the Canon EOS R mirrorless body only kit bundled with the Canon EF-to-R mount adapter (EF lenses to R cameras) along with various freebies chosen by the retailers going for $1799 with free shipping.

B&H Photo offers a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, along with a bag and cleaning kit, while Adorama has a feast of options ~ you have to page down to find them all ~ some include general use free accessories while another bundle further down includes a free Vanguard tripod ~ along with the free mount adapter which is a Canon promotion.

At Amazon, various 3rd-party sellers offer various sets of freebies ~ just make sure if you are buying from a 3rd-party seller that that 3rd-party seller is an authorized Canon dealer (so you can get the USA warranty)…

Starts 2:19pm ET: Samyang 35mm f1.4 AF (FE) Lightning Deal

According to the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 2:19pm ET today there is going to be a lightning deal on the new condition Samyang 35mm f1.4 auto focus lens for the Sony E (FE) system. The price before the sale is $499. Since this listing/lens is only available in FE, we are 99% certain the lens that will be on sale will be for E/FE 🙂

Other potentially interesting lightning deals in the next few hours:

+ in-progress: APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam for $40
+ 87% claimed as of 8:53am ET

+ starts 9am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $170

+ starts 5:40pm ET: Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (price before sale $99)

+ starts 6:10pm ET: Godox AD600BM Bowens Mount 600Ws GN87 High Speed Sync Outdoor Flash Strobe Light with 2.4G Wireless X System
+ price before sale $439

+ other items on lighting deal for the next few hours include Nanuk waterproof hard cases, various action cams (of course), tripods, bags, batteries/chargers, lighting and lights, digiframes, etc

Fuji X-T30 body for $799, with 15-45 for $849, w/18-55 for $1099 WITH Extras and Fuji Metal Hand Grip

And now it’s Adorama’s turn to have a blockbuster, they are offering a FREE Fuji metal hand grip with the purchase of various Fuji X-T30 kits at their Black Friday sale prices. The free grip is included automatically with your order (while this promotion is running) by Adorama.

The prices are:

+ X-T30 body only for $799
+ X-T30 with 15-45mm for $849
+ X-T30 with 18-55 for $1099
+ look for kits with other lenses over there as well

On top of this, there are kits with extra free accessories (cards, filters, bags, etc), so check the listings to find the best kit that fits your needs…

The prices are the same, with some free accessories but no free Fuji metal hand grip at B&H Photo and Amazonia

Canon M6 mirrorless body only with freebies for $349

Doorbuster of the mirrorless kind at B&H Photo! You can get the Canon M6 body only in your choice of silver or black color scheme along with free accessories for just $350 with free US shipping. This is new condition! The freebies are a 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC card, a Ruggard camera bag and the obligatory cleaning kit…

Sale ends 12/2/19 at 11:59pm or earlier if sold out…

Canon and Nikon deals at B&H Photo

B&H Photo is also running a dedicated page with all the Nikon Black Friday deals and of course in a Fairness Doctrine (TM) parallel, all the Canon BF deals.

Nikon offers include DSLRs, mirrorless (now that Nikon has gotten over their “Angry Inch” problem), and of course Lenses, along with related camera accessories and the occasional Coolpix P&S camera.

Likewise the Canon sale includes DSLRs, mirrorless (now that Canon has gotten over their me-too EF-M problem), and of course Lenses and assorted camera-related accessories, along with some Powershots with and without RAW.

You can filter them by price-range but also you can use the thin horizontal line that says “ALL DSLR Cameras Mirrorless Cameras” to filter by product type in case you are only interested in specific product categories (eg DSLRs or P&S etc etc).

More on these later on as, unlike a real computer, I cannot spawn multiple background process to digest it all and post it all at once 🙂

Thursday (EU): Olympus Sale: E-M10 II, E-PL9 and Tough TG-6

For those of you shopping in the EU, among the Amazon Germany Gold Box deals for Thursday 11/28/19, Black Friday Eve, also known as Thanksgiving Day, there is an Olympus camera sale featuring:

+ E-PL9 with 14-42 pancake for 417 euro in three colors

+ Tough TG-6 for 369 euro in two colors

+ E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for 455 euro in two color schemes
+ 2-lens kit with 40-150 as well for 540 euro

Zeiss Lens Sale (68 options) [C/N/E/X/M]

Here’s a bold prediction: eventually ZEISS is going to hire Vanilla Ice to do a “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” commercial, be it a serious one or a self-parody. But until then (mayhaps don’t hold your breath) there is a sale of 68 Zeiss Lens options at B&H Photo. Note that this is lens options, not lenses, meaning a lens available in four mounts counts as four options in the listings…

Prices start at $612 and go upwards, but don’t forget to also look at the USED options shown in smaller print in the listings. For example the Tweet 32mm f1.8 for Sony E is available for $425 in “Used Condition 9″…

The most expensive individual lens of this lot is the Otus 100mm f1.4 (ZE, ZF.2) for $4242 but the most expensive items in sale are Prime 4-Packs of Loxia and Batis lenses for Sony E going for $4600~ and $4924~ respectively. Find them all, sorted by price, at the B&H Zeiss sale

The sale is a mix of DSLR lenses (Canon and Nikon) and mirrorless lenses (Sony E, Fuji X) and rangefinder (Leica M, aka ZM)…

Lensbaby Velvet sale: 56mm f1.6 for $375, 85mm f1.8 for $425

Don’t throw the (lens)baby out with the bath water! IF that describes your feelings towards Lensbaby lens-y products, for a limited time B&H Photo is having a Lensbaby sale featuring the following two lenses:

+ Velvet 56mm f1.6 for $375 in Canon EF and RF, Nikon ZZ Top, Fuji X, M43
+ the silver versions for Canon EF and Nikon F go for $400

+ Velvet 85mm f1.8 for $425 in Canon EF and RF, Sony E, Fuji X, M43

In-Stock Now: Sony a9 II body only!!!

Full frame sometimes means full wallet if you want to have top of the line features! If so, the new Sony a9 II full frame E-system mirrorless camera is now in-stock and ready to ship to your photographic hands for its starting price of $4498 at B&H Photo

As of the time of writing, Amazon is in the nebulous “temporarily out of stock” state, while Adorama says “coming soon”…

Tuesday Canon Lenses: EF-M 11-22/4-5.6 IS STM for $250, EF-S 55-250 IS STM for $160

One of the Woot deals of the day for Tuesday 11/26/19 is a Tech Basement sale that features a variety of tech items. Among them there are two Canon new condition lenses as follows:

+ EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Wide Zoom Lens (Japanese Version) for $250 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens for $160 with 1-year Canon warranty

Limit up to ten of each per customer while this promotion runs ~ it ends at 11:59pm central time or earlier if sold out. Prime members get free shipping (you must needs (one time) connect your Woot and Amazon accounts) or $6 flat shipping for the calendar day for non-Primes…

Starts Tue 10am ET: KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 (Sony E) sale

Sony E-system fans, prime your wallets! Now that we are in the black friday – cider monday holiday shopping season, B&H Photo is bringing back “Flash Deals” (think along the lines of Amazon’s Lightning Deals) inside their Deals of the Day. And they post teasers for them…

So, starting at 10am eastern on Tuesday 11/26/19 (one month to Boxing Day 2019), they tease that they will be offering as a limited time flash sale the new condition KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens for the Sony E-system. The price before the sale is $1480.

NOTE that the link points to the Sony E-system. I do not know if any of the other mount options will also be on sale. We will find out when it goes live at 10am ET on Tuesday. The lens is also available in Fuji X, Micro Three Fourths, Leica Leila (okay, L), and Canon EF-M.

The era of bright primes is definitely upon us…

Also coming up, starting at 5pm ET they will have a flash deal on the new condition Domke J-1 Journalist Shoulder Bag (Black). The price before the sale is $237. I do not know what the sale price will be. We be findin’ out when it goes live…

Friday (EU): Panasonic GX880, G70, TZ71, Sandisk Storage, 1-YR Lightroom CC

For the Europeanly inclined, Amazon Germany has began their Black Friday Week of deals and among today’s offerings they have of camera and photo direct interest:

+ Panasonic TZ71 compact zoom for 179 euro (silver color scheme) or 186 (black)

+ Panasonic G70 with 14-42 for 388 euro, with kit extras for 399

+ Panasonic GX880 with 12-32 for 340

+ the M43rs cameras also get a 25 euro promotional credit from Amazon that will be added to your account 30 days after purchase but no earlier than January 2nd in (Happy New Year already) 2020

+ 1-year 1TB Adobe Lightroom CC plan for 80 euro

+ Sandisk Storage sale including:
+ 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC for 15
+ 64GB Extreme microSDXC for 10
+ 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive for 26
+ 128GB flash drive USB 3.0 for 15
+ Ultra microSD for 23~ (200GB), 33 (256GB), 50 euro (400GB)
+ the 200GB wins bang for the buck euro

+ Eastpak bag sale, many options, no camera-dedicated bags but various backpacks, travelers, messengers, etc