Preorder new Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX (C/N) for $600

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.

Canon 1D C body only drops to $8000

The Canon 1D C body only is now down to $8000 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Please note this is not returnable! It’s interesting how just one letter change in the model name had previously doubled the price of the 1D X 🙂

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $85 w/free S&H

More eBay Deals action, if you are comfortable with imported (non-USA warranty) double-figure lenses, the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II is offered for $85 with free shipping by Red Tag Camera on eBay (99.9%) with a limit of five per buyer. Over 1000 of these primes got sold through this listing. The simplicity of a prime lens and the low price perhaps may make this a low/lower risk import/grey-market purchase.

Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 22-inch Dell E2215HV computer monitor for $100 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

Expiring 1/31/15: Canon, Nikon and Sony Rebates & Savings

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.

These offers are also available at B&H Photo with a 1/31/15 expiration: Canon DSLRs and Lenses along with Nikon DSLR gear and Sony gear.

Pre-order new lens: Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 (C/N/A)

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.

Canon C100 Cinema EOS body onlies drop $1000

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.

Canon 6D with Pixma Pro 100 AMEX MIR bundles

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

Tamron 16-28mm f2.8 ATX Pro FX for $600 (C/N)

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.

Phottix Mitros TTL Flash Kit for Canon Cameras for $300

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.

Canon 5D Mark III MIR bundles with Pixma Pro 100, 50pk 13×19″, Bag, 64GB SDHC, extra battery

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

Canon 70D body with Pixma Pro 100 and paper for $800 after $350 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.

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS for $300

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).

Free Lightroom 5 (and more) with Canon 7D Mark II purchase (authorized dealer)

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.

Canon 6D body only with Lightroom 5 for $1500 after $300 MIR

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…

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Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 with lots and lots of accessories for $500

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.

Preorder New Kit: Canon 6D with 24-105mm for $2200

For photographers interested in both the Canon 6D dSLR and the 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, Canon has a brand new official 6D kit, the 6D with 24-105mm available for pre-order for $2200 with free shipping at Adorama and Amazon. No release estimate at the moment.

In-stock nao: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II

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.

Canon and Nikon SLR rebates expire Jan-3-2015

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.

Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 & 75-300 & Bag & SD for $500

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.

Canon 50mm f1.8 II (imported or likewise) for $93

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).

Used Canon 7D body only for $580 (8+ condition)

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.

Refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens drops to $700

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.

Free Tascam DR-70D recorder with select Canon 5D Mark III kits

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.

Canon 6D w/24-105 & Pixma Pro 100 & LR5 & extras for $1900 after $650 MIR

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.

Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 & Pixma Pro 100 & Extras for $3050 after $650 MIR GC

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.

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New $300 mail-in rebates on Canon 6D ($1500 after MIR) and 5D Mark III ($2800 after MIR)

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

Canon 50mm f1.8 II (imported/grey) for $98

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!

Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM w/extras for $150 [updated/corrected]

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.

New Camera Preorders: Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema for $5500

Here comes a December surprise! Canon announced the brand new Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only). It is expected to arrive by the end of the year, and it is available for pre-order for $5500 at B&H Photo.

Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM (C/N/A/P/S) for $770 [not sure about warranty]

Groupon Goods is offering the new condition Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $770 with free shipping in the five SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma). One thing to pay attention to is that it only says “One-year warranty from Sigma”.

I don’t know if this is an incomplete explanation of the warranty, since Groupon does not specialize in camera gear? Or it this actually different from the warranty offered by other sellers? For example, if you look at the pages of this lens at Adorama or B&H Photo, where it goes for $870, it says you get a one year international warranty plus a two year USA warranty.

Free Spills/Drops Warranty with select Canon, Nikon, Sony Cameras & Lenses

Adorama is offering a free one year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty on select cameras and lenses from Canon or Nikon or Sony. To get this, go to the individual product page of a camera or lens, click on the small link under “Buy together and save” and manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. This is on top of the standard manufacturer warranty, since most manufacturers don’t cover spills and drops.

If you are not familiar with the Adorama pages, here are a couple of badly annotated screenshot crops to help you locate it quickly…

Click on the small link under “Buy together and save”…

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Manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. If there are multiple offers, the New Leaf promotion will be under the “Adorama Holiday Gift” tab…

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Then press the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button on the right side of the page to add to cart and proceed to checkout.

Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS for $300

The Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF SLR lens is now on sale for $300 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS for $600

Digging further into the eBay Deals, we find the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS (corrected link) offered for $600 with free shipping by Adorama’s eBay store. It comes with the usual one year refurbished by Canon warranty. Limit 5 per buyer.

Imported (gray market) Canon 1D X for $4700

Another trip to the latest eBay Deals find a high-risk high-reward option. The imported Canon 1D X body only is offered for $4700 with free shipping by eBay seller GetItDigital (99.4%), wiht a limit of five per shopping cart. This camera is imported (grey market), so you don’t get warranty from the manufacturer. The seller, Get It Digital, offers their own equivalent one year warranty. High risk because this is an expensive professional DSLR, high reward because it is around $1300-$2100 less than the blessed by Canon USA model which goes for $6800 ($6000 after mail-in rebate) at Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama and BuyDig. Over 130 imported 1D Xs got sold so far through this listing. Again, please note this is an imported model without a Canon USA warranty.

Canon 7D with 28-135mm and extras for $1100

If you are not mesmerized by the 7D Mark II, the original 7D is still around and it is on sale for with the 28-135mm lens for $1100 at B&H Photo (free extras, 2% rewards) and Amazon by Amazon herself (no extras; limit 2).

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 & more for $600 after $350 MIR

Adorama has two back to back super-bundles with mail-in rebates (AMEX prepaid gift card). We start with the bundle centered around the Canon D-Rebel T5i DSLR. You pay $950 at checkout, you receive your order, you submit the mail-in rebate, and a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card, thus bringing the after-rebate price down to $600. You get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 & 75-300mm lenses
+ Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer
+ Canon 50pk 13×19 inch photo paper
+ Adorama Slinger photo-video bag
+ 32GB Lexar SDHC C10 card
+ New Leaf One Year Spills & Drops warranty

Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 & more for $350 after $350 MIR

If you or someone you know wants/needs an entry-level getting-started-with kit, and are not afraid of mail-in rebates or prepaid American Express gift cards, Adorama has a nice value bundle centered on the Canon D-Rebel T5. You pay $700 at checkout, you receive your order, you submit the mail-in rebates, and a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card, making this a $350 after mail-in rebate deal. This bundle includes:

+ Canon D-Rebel T5 with 18-55 & 75-300mm lenses
+ Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer
+ Canon 50pk 13×19 inch photo paper
+ Adorama Slinger photo-video bag
+ 32GB Lexar SDHC C10 card
+ New Leaf One Year Spills & Drops warranty

(ENDED) Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM for $250 (C/N/A/P)

This expired… The action continues at the eBay Deals, where the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM is on sale for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. It is sold by BuyDig’s eBay store and available in these four SLR mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax. Zoom-zoom!

(ENDED) Free Digital Picture Frame (among other freebies) for Canon 60D/70D w/18-135 bundles

This daily deal expired… Best Buy is trying something slightly different. They are bundling a free 8-inch digital picture frame (along with other freebies) with their Canon 60D w/18-135 and 70D w/18-135mm bundles as part of their Sunday Deals of the Day. The prices are the standard ones, 60D w/18-135 for $1000, 70D w/18-135 for $1350. The freebies are: 1) 8-inch VistaQuest Digital Photo Frame ($30 on its own, with 4.1 out of 5 based on 140+ reviews), 32GB Sandisk, Lowepro Toploader, 67mm filter, and HDMI cable. Offer ends by the end of day on Sunday 11/30/14.

(ENDED) B&H Canon 6D or 5DMk3 with Pixma Pro 10 Mail-In Rebate AMEX GC offers

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(ENDED) Canon D-Rebel T3i w/18-55 for $450 [updated]

This flash sale expired… The Canon D-Rebel T3i DSLR may be as old as the universe in DSLR-Dog Years, but with the newer D-Rebels not being significantly different, it appears to have staying power. Still, it’s an older DSLR, but if all the Canon DSLRs this is the one you want, it is now on sale in the standard T3i w/18-55 kit for $450 with free shipping at Sears and Best Buy and various at Amazon… UPDATE: the price went up at Adorama

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS for $300

For a limited time only, B&H Photo is offering the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS lens for $300 with free shipping… In other limited time B&H specials, the DXO ViewPoint 2 goes for $40 and the 3TB Western Digital Elements External HDD goes for $90… See all their Black Friday specials

Refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS for $750

The Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens is available in refurbished condition (Canon blessed with one year warranty) for $750 with free shipping at Adorama… The Adorama website is up and running again…

(ENDED) Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS for $300 (C/N/P/Si)

This limited time offer ended… Superzoom time! Adorama is offering the Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS lens for $300 with free shipping in the Nikon dSLR mount and Canon dSLR mount and Sigma dSLR mount and Pentax K mount (K-mount version not stabilized, which is a plus or minus depending on your optical image stabilization disposition).

(ENDED) Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II for $465 (C/N/A)

This limited time offer ended… Wide Tokina action now at Adorama where the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II is going for $465 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and checkout. It is available in the Canon mount and Nikon mount and Sony A-mount.

(ENDED) Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS with Extras for $1390 after $200 MIR

This limited time offer ended… If you don’t hate mail-in rebates, Adorama has a bundle centered around the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L USM AF Image Stabilized Lens. Manually click “Add to Bundle” (blue button) on the New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty. You also get a 77mm Tiffen filter kit and other lens accessories as part of the bundle on the lens. You pay $1590 at checkout. After you receive it, you submit the usual $200 Canon mail-in rebate, bringing you a happy ending of $1390 after mail-in rebate.

Canon DSLR, Lens, Lighting and P&S Black Friday at Adorama

Adorama has also launched their Black Friday specials on select Canon DSLRs and DSLR Lenses and Speedlites (flashes) and Fixed Lens Cameras. Free accessories and/or promotional rewards and/or mail-in rebates, and free shipping are included. Due to time constraints I cannot price check every item listed there, that is a DIY adventure for any item(s) you may be interested in.

(ENDED) Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 PZD VC (C/N/A) with lots of extras for $592 after $50 MIR

This limited time offer ended… The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens goes for $580 after a $50 mail-in rebate at the moment. However, if you want a better value, Adorama has a bundle that includes the following bonus accessories automatically included by Adorama in your order: a 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty and a 67mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), and holster case and cleaning kit and capleash that goes for $592 after a $50 mail-in rebate… So for an extra $12 you get the warranty, filters, case, and other small accessories. You still have to do the mail-in rebate regardless. It is available for Alpha DSLRs and Nikon DSLRs and Canon DSLRs. Promotion ends 12/1/14.

Refurbished Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash for $140

If you are comfortable with refurbished flashes, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash for $140 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. Look under chairs, family members! You get a flash, you get a flash, you get a flash!