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.
If you are a fan of f2.8 SLR zooms, Tamron has 1200 new reasons to empty your wallet with the new 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD, available in the Canon, Nikon, and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. It is available for pre-order for $1200 at Adorama (with 4% promotional rewards = $48) and B&H Photo.
The two Canon Cinema C100 EOS body only video cameras have dropped $1000! The Dual Pixel CMOS AF body only now goes for $4500, while the non-DualPixel body only goes for $4000. Please note that these cameras are NOT returnable.
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
f2.8 zoom action now, the Tamron 16-28mm f2.8 ATX Pro FX lens is on sale for $600 with free shipping at Adorama for the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.
The Phottix Mitros TTL Flash Kit for Canon Cameras is now on sale for $300 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. It includes the flash, a shoot-through umbrella, an umbrella swivel, 6′ light stand and gear bag.
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
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.
The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM lens is now down to $300 with free shipping at B&H Photo and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).
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.
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 Buydig.com 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…
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.
The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is in-sotck at B&H Photo for $2200 with free shipping. B&H will be accepting orders again Saturday PM.
The current iteration of the Nikon Instant Rebates and Canon Instant and Mail-In Rebates are expiring on January 3 in 2015 and won’t be extended in their current iteration.
If of all the Canon D-Rebel options out there, it is the D-Rebel T5 the one you want, the two lens kit, with the 18-55 and 75-300mm lenses along with a free camera bag and free SDHC memory card is going for $500 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and B&H Photo. No coupons needed, just add to cart and checkout… The T5 w/18-55 kit goes for $450… The two lens kit with the 55-250mm instead of the 75-300 goes for $600…
NOTE: this is the T5 entry-level DSLR, not to be confused with the more advanced T5i.
The latest action in the eBay Deals includes the new condition but very likely not-USA-warranty Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $93 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller RedTagCamera (99.9%). There is no mention of warranty in the listing and the seller is not an authorized Canon dealer (as far as I can tell), so assume this is imported or something similar.
Since this is a low priced simple prime lens, for some people, this may be a reasonable risk… At authorized Canon dealers, this goes for $105 after a $20 mail-in rebate (eg Adorama, B&H Photo).
If you are comfortable with used DSLRs (used; not refurbished), B&H Photo has a special promotion on various used Canon 7D kits, going for $580 (8+ condition) and $620 (9 condition). Used quantities are typically more limited than new condition products.
The refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens was going for $750 when we started the Deals Situation Room but as of a recheck right now, the price is down to $700 with free shipping at Adorama.
If you are interested in the Canon 5D Mark III and also DSLR audio/video, Adorama has these three Canon 5D Mark III bundles that come with a free Tascam DR-70D recorder (goes for $300 on its own). Free accessories are included as well. The mail-in rebate you see there is the usual Canon DSLR mail-in rebate promotion on the Canon 5D IIIs.
If you are fond of mail-in rebates, Buydig has a Canon 6D DSLR + 24-105mm f4L IS bundle that includes the Pixma Pro 100 printer, Adobe’s Lightroom 5 software, 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper, and a camera bag. The price is $2850 on the website. After you add it to the shopping cart, it drops to $2550. After you receive your order, you submit the Canon mail-in rebate (MIR), and a few weeks after that, you receive a $650 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $1900 after MIR promotion. Promotion expires 12/21/14 or earlier if sold out.
If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, B&H Photo has a Canon 5D Mark III super bundle. You get the 5D Mark III with 24-105mm, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk 13×19 inch Canon photo paper, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, Watson extra battery and Canon 200DG gadget bag. You pay $3700 at checkout. After you receive your order and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate (MIR) following the instructions/deadline. If all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $650 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making this a $3050 after MIR promotion.
This four hour deal expired…
A new round of mail-in rebates for Canon include $300 mail-in rebates on the Canon 6D and 5D Mark III dSLRs. Adorama has created a number of bundles centered on these cameras:
+ 11 options for the Canon 6D with prices starting at $1500 after mail-in rebate
+ 13 options for the Canon 5D Mark III with prices starting at $2800 after mail-in rebate
Included in the camera sub-section of the eBay Deals is the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $98 with free shipping by eBay seller RedTag Camera (99.9%). There is no mention of a warranty on the product page and they are not an authorized Canon dealer, so this is likely an imported / grey-market model. As such, it is not eligible for the Canon mail-in rebates. This is a simple prime lens in double figures, so, for some, this may not be an unreasonable risk to take. The blessed by Canon USA model goes for $105 after a $20 mail-in rebate at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo, Adorama). Not sure how many people would want to go through the hassle of a mail-in rebate for $20, unless they are buying other Canon DSLRs and lenses that are also part of the mail-in rebate promotion. So if you are interested in this lens, the trade-off: imported vs mail-in rebate. We blog, you decide!
If you are an early pancake adopter, the new Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM lens along with a free 52mm UV Filter, Cleaning Kit, and Capleash II, is available for $150 plus shipping at Adorama. This is an EF-S/APS-C lens… CORRECTION (Fri 2:34am ET): the extras do not come with free shipping.
If you don’t need the extras, the default Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM lens (without the extras) goes for $150 with free S&H at Adorama.