The new 50mp full framer Canon 5DS* DSLRs are now available for pre-order for $3700 (5DS) and $3900 (5DS R) respectively. Pre-orders are accepted at:
+ 5DS body only ($3700): B&H Photo (2% reward, extra battery, 32GB SD, shoulder bag) and Adorama (with free Shure VP83F mic) and Amazon (no freebies)
+ 5DS R body only ($3900): B&H Photo (2% reward, extra battery, 32GB SD, shoulder bag) and Adorama (with free Shure VP83F mic) and Amazon (no freebies)
+ UPDATE 9pm ET: Amazon accepts pre-orders now… Meanwhile B&H Photo has added three more freebies to the pre-orders (shoulder bag, extra battery and 32GB SD)…
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On the Canon APS-C dSLR front, the new condition Canon 60D body only is currently on sale for $480 with free shipping at B&H Photo. That’s four-hundred and eighty ($480). No coupons needed. Limit five per customer during this promotion.
B&H Photo has a sale on the Canon 7D DSLR kits! This is a while supplies last type of a promotion! These are new condition with the usual Canon USA warranty:
+ 7D body only for $750
+ 7D w/28-135 for $850
+ 7D w/18-135 for $1100
+ these are eligible for the Pixma printer prepaid AMEX Gift Card mail-in rebate (look for these in the Combination Offers page of the PDF of the mail-in rebate; chow mein not included!)
+ BLOG-POST CORRECTION: this is the 7D, not the 70D!
To the eBay Deals we go where we find the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC lens for Canon offered for $270 with free shipping by Adorama’s ebay store with a limit of two per buyer.
Speaking of eBay Deals, NewEgg’s ebay store is offering the new condition 6TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model STDT6000100, for $220 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer.
UPDATE: Adorama has another featured eBay Deal, it is the new condition GoPro HERO4 Black Action Camera #CHDHX-401 for $400 with free S&H (limit 5).
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The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday 3/7/15 (or earlier if sold out) is the Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon offered for $30 with free shipping.
Speaking of B&H, they have a number of WPPI Specials to coincide with the wedding trade show.
BuyDig.com has Canon 6D bundles, which require mail-in rebates (prepaid American Express gift card). You have to add to the shopping cart to see the sale prices (you don’t need to login). You get the Canon 6D (body or with 24-105), the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk of Canon 13×19 photo paper, 32GB card and camera case.
For the Canon 6D body only bundle the price displayed on the page is $1798 before rebate (and $1548 after rebate). After you add it to the shopping cart, the price before rebate is $1579. When you submit/receive the $250 MIR, it will become $1329 after MIR.
A similar offer is available for the 6D with 24-105 bundle with the after add-to-cart and after MIR price of $1830.
These in-cart discounts expire 3/8/15. The mail-in rebate promotions continue per Canon’s schedule.
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The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX Pro DX II lens is on sale for $430 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (=$17~) at Adorama in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount or the Sony Alpha mount.
A new round of Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates has gone live, covering the period of March 1-28 in 2015. Just like before, the rebates are in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card (not a paper check). You can see participating lenses at Amazon. Each eligible lens has the mail-in rebate offer on its product page. This is a direct link to the PDF form.
The previous round of Canon mail-in rebates ended on 2/28/15. The camera rebates were not carried forward, but the price of the Canon 5D Mark III body only officially dropped to $2500 (without rebate) at various authorized dealers such as Amazon and Adorama (page down to see all the bundles with various free accessories).
However, if you don’t mind mail-in rebates, and you have use for a Pixma printer and photo paper, you can get a lower after mail-in rebates if you do one of the bundles. At B&H Photo your price is $2250 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) with the 5D Mark III body only and Pixma Pro 100 and 50pk Canon 13×19″ photo paper and camera bag and 32GB SD and extra Watson battery. Adorama has their own $2250 after $250 MIR bundle with 5D, printer, paper, Adorama camera bag, 64GB SD, extra Canon battery, 1yr New Leaf spills/drops warranty.
As of a 3/1/15 recheck, the price jumped to $350…
If of all the Canon DSLR options it is the 70D the one you want, B&H Photo has them on special until 2/28/15, you can get the 70D body only for $850 with free shipping and the 70D with 28-135 for $950 with free shipping… UPDATE: they also include a free introduction to the 70D instructional DVD…
Adorama is offering the Flashpoint TTL Mini Speedlite for $46 with free shipping in either Canon or Nikon flavor. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!
Speaking of Adorama and Flashpoints, they have revealed their new Flashpoint Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set for the Zoom Li-on Flash with a pre-order price of $70. You can see all related products in their line-up.
Friday’s offers expired. For future offers, check the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals and Gold Box deals… Expired items after the jump…
Adorama is offering the refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $700 with free shipping and a one year Canon refurbished warranty.
As of a 2/19/15 recheck, this limited time eBay offer expired (the price increased to $2250)…
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Adorama is offering the refurbished Canon Speedlite 270EX II for $95 with free expedited shipping.
Meanwhile the refurbished Canon Speedlite 320EX is offered for $150 with free expedited shipping.
Canon’s official online store is having a sale on refurbished Canon DSLRs including the T3 w/18-55 for $252 and the T3i w/18-55 for $336. Sort by lowest price to see the T3 and T3i offers. Sort by highest price to see the full frame DSLRs. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!
The daily deal expired, as of 2/15/15, the Canon 60D with 18-135mm goes for $900 at Amazon by Amazon herself…
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The new condition Canon D-Rebel T5 with 18-55mm is offered for $333 as the deal of the day at meh.com, founded by former Woots. The page goes into an unfiltered discussion of MAP pricing, which, even if not interested in the camera, makes for an interesting read Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!
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.
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.
Canon is back with another serious SLR lens, the Canon EF 11-24mm f4L, with a pre-order price of $3000 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.
Tokina has revealed a new APS-C DSLR, the 11-20mm f2.8 DX available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts for $600, with pre-orders at Adorama. Tokina also has a new Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 for the same mounts, with a cinematography preorder price of $4500 at Adorama.
For 2015, we are keeping track of only interesting new cameras and lenses in this Interesting Cameras of 2015 Reference post. Keep in mind, we are now out of the breaking news cycle, so that reference post will not be updated the moment a new camera or lens is announced.