Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 and 75-300 and PIXMA PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ paper for $350 after $350 MIR (AMEX GC)

To the eBay Deals we go, where friends of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express gift cards can get the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6 bundle with the 18-55 and 75-300 lenses, along with the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ sidekick photo paper for $350 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). BuyDig is the seller, authorize Canon dealers.

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM with Platypod Pro Max Plate Mini Tripod for $1699

Another NAB 2017 special, the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is bundled with the Platypod Pro Max Plate Mini Tripod (goes for $100 on its own) all together for $1699 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

If you don’t need the platypus creature tripod thing, Adorama has a different bundle for the same price, it’s an Accessorapaloooza (filters, Corel, cleaning kits, lens wrap, lens shade, tether.

Or if you don’t need any free accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (~$68) to be spent in future Adorama purchase by getting the default option.

Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS Prime (24, 35, 50, 85) Bundle for $1749 [C/N/E]

More B&H NAB 2017 action, it’s a 4-pack of Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS prime lenses, the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm are on sale, together as a bundle at B&H Photo for $1749 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony E systems. M43rds photographers pay $50 more for this bundle. Offer ends 4/27/17.

These should not be confused with the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 which is a Tuesday daily deal.

Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Declicked for $264 (Canon, Fuji, Nikon)

The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 lens with declicked aperture and follow focus capable is on sale for $264 in the Canon and Fuji and Nikon systems by Aamzon itself with a limit of up to three units per mount per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. Check the individual listings for the Nikon version as it is complicated (Amazon’s own is Prime only, but Precision has it for $264 but not Prime eligible).

Speaking of Amazon, they are offering the Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection [Blu-ray] for $80 with free shipping. Limit one set per customer during the sale.

Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit AND EXTRAS for $350

This is a nice bundle for new Canon shooters. The official Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit is bundled with a handful of free accessories for the same price of $350 with free shipping at Adorama. The freebies are: Adorama and Lowepro lens cases, Tiffen and Vivitar lens filters, and a cleaning kit. The lenses will ship right away, but some of the freebies may take longer to arrive per the page over there…

For more Adorama action, check their latest 48 Hour Sale

Yongnuo 100mm f2 for $160 (Canon)

For Canon shooters, the Yongnuo 100mm f2 is currently going for $160 with free shipping at Adorama. It is currently temporarily backordered, so keep that in mind.

And if you want to immerse yourself in DIY deal hunting, check:

Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight For Canon (V860CII) for $129

Adorama is back too and with them comes a new limited time flash sale, the Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight For Canon (V860CII) is offered for $129 with free expedited shipping… Optionally you can purchase it together with various other Flashpoint related accessories for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” section over there, and look at the various sub-tabs (there’s three of them as of the time of writing)…

In-Stock Now: Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM ART for $1399 [C/N]

Prime your wallets and your Canon and Nikon DSLRs because the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM ART lens is now in-stock for $1399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. The Sigma SA version is estimated to get in-stock next week.

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.

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.

PowerExtra Charger with Two Batteries (replacements for Canon LP-E17) for $18

If you are comfortable with 3rd-party battery chargers, the PowerExtra Charger with Two Batteries (replacements for Canon LP-E17) is on sale for $18, sold by Powerextra’s Amazon store with the order fufilled by Amazon, so Prime members get 2-day free shipping on this. A car charger and a cleaning cloth are also included. It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews. The one unhappy 1-star review said the batteries did not work with the M3. Per the product description there (definitely read it before buying), these are not fully decoded, and you have to confirm in the camera’s menu that they are not genuine Canon before you can use them.

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).

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

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 DI VC USD and $44 rewards for $1099 (C/N)

Adorama is celebrating April Fools Day with a new round of Camera Deals, including the new condition Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens offered for $1099 with free expedited shipping and $44 promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) in the Canon mount and the Nikon mount. The Sony goes for $1100, it is not stabilized but it gets a free digiframe 🙂

UPDATE: it is also going for $1100 by Amazon itself. No promotional rewards here, unless you are a Prime member and you pay with either the Prime store card or the Amazon Chase VISA, then you get $55 in statement credit or cashback.

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.

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.

New Irix 11mm f4 and 15mm f2.4 DSLR lenses begin shipping ($400 to $775) [C/N/P]

Pentax fans were not left out of these brand new third-party lenses. Some of the new Irix prime lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. Check each individual lens for availability on it. These are DSLR lenses available in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax K DSLR systems. There are two prime lenses, a 15mm f2.4 and a 11mm f4. Each lens comes in two variations, a Firefly, and a higher-quality Blackstone (costs $200 more than the Firefly equivalent). There is a table at the aforelinked page with the differences between the two lines.

The 15mm f2.4 goes for $400 in Firefly and $600 in Blackstone, while the 11mm f4 goes for $575 in Firefly and $775 in Blackstone. Another benefit of having two lines, is two opportunity for discounts instead of one 🙂

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.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF MF for $249 (Canon EF, Sony E FF)

Rokinon time at Adorama, the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 AS IF ED UMC manual focus lens is on sale for $249 with free shipping in the Sony E (Full Frame) and Canon EF options.

Speaking of Adorama, for some of their latest offers, check these places:

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD for $85 with coupon (Canon only)

The coupon expired, the price is back to $100~…. The coupon EXTRA20 does not work on the Tamron lenses, but the Sunday-only coupon FORWARD15 (15% off purchases at Monoprice) works on them! Which makes the new condition Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD for Canon EF only drop from $100~ with free standard US shipping to $85~. This is not stabilized. Coupon ends Sunday night.

(ENDED) Sunday: Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for $523 (Canon only)

UPDATE: The coupon expired, the price is back to $615….

Also participating in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale is the new condition Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro lens in the Canon mount going for $615~ with free standard US shipping. This is the non-stabilized version of the lens. The stabilized goes for a lot more. Only the Canon mount is available on their website.

But wait, there’s more! Use Sunday-only coupon FORWARD15 and the price of the lens drops to $523~ in the shopping cart. The Friday coupon was a slightly better deal though at 20%, but if you missed it or lack a time-travel machine 🙂

Enter zipcode in the shopping cart to see shipping options if you want to receive it faster than “standard”.

Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for $615 (Canon only) [updated]

Also participating in the Camera and Photo Clearance sale is the new condition Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro lens in the Canon mount going for $615~ with free standard US shipping. This is the non-stabilized version of the lens. The stabilized goes for a lot more. Only the Canon mount is available on their website.

The Friday only coupon expired but Monoprice has new coupons on a regular basis…

Continue reading “Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for $615 (Canon only) [updated]”

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.

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC US + $48 rewards for $1200 (C/N/A)

We now have a trio of Tamron f2.8 zoom posts, starting with the new condition SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD going for $1200 plus 4% promotional rewards (around $48~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon, Nikon and Sony A SLR systems. No mail-in rebate on this one. The price you see is the price you pay.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD + 82mm Hoya + 4% Rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR (C/N)

There are many more options in f2.8 zooms these days, especially for Canon and Nikon. One of them is the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD bundled with an 82mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter and 4% promotional rewards, going for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon systems. VC = optically stabilized in Tamron-speak.

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM + 105mm Protection Filter + Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter for $3599 (C/N/Si)

In a parallel offer to the 70-200 f2.8 OS, B&H Photo is also offering a bundle centered on the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM lens. You get the standard lens kit along with two free items, the Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter AND the Sigma 105mm Protector Filter, all together for $3599 with free expedited shipping. This is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems.

For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales.

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM + 77mm UV Filter + Sigma 2X EX DG APO Teleconverter for $1299 (C/N/Si)

More f2.8 stabilized zoom action, this time on the Sigma front. B&H Photo is offering a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM bundle that includes the standard lens kit (Canon, Nikon, Sigma) along with the Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x EX DG (goes for $299 on its own) along with a 77mm Sigma UV Filter, all together for $1299 with free expedited shipping.