To the Trending eBay Deals we go, where you can get the new condition 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 memory card, model SDSDB-016G-B35, for $6.45 with free shipping. Over 1370 units have been sold so far. It ships from California by eBay seller “allizwell2k10” (99.9%).
Speaking of eBay and storage, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (with 200GB of Cloud Storage) for $105 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Nearly 300 units have been sold so far.
Speaking of eBay, the current featured Daily Deal there is the new condition Surface PRO 3 (i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, model PU2-00017) offered for $830 with free shipping by eBay seller “Always.Deals” (98%, New Jersey). Over 175 units sold so far per the listing over there.
Might as well turn this post into an eBay round-up. eBay seller “DigJungle” (99.2%, undisclosed USA location) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens for $149 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is none!
Also bubbling under in the Trending ebay deals, eBay seller is back again with another offer, they have the new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 STM EF lens for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five per customer. This comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. Given the price and the simplicity of 50mm lenses, this is a lower risk grey-marekt purchase.
The new condition from authorized dealers Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM goes for $1750 bundled with free accessories (eg Adorama) or free 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (eg B&H Photo). But if you are more of a risk taker…
… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, you can get this lens in new condition as an imported grey-market model for $1399 with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave on ebay. Limit five units per buyer.
Zoom-zoom! The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens is bundled with a 77mm PRO filter kit from Luminesque and 4% promotional rewards ($82~) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo as a limited time offer… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales…
Surprise! An actual lens on …sale! The Canon 50mm f1.2 L is currently on sale, in new condition, for $1149 with free shipping, at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to five per customer at this point. This is not a lightning deal, so it’s either an actual sale an error or an internal (3rd-party sellers) or external (other websites/retailers) price-match.
Nine Canon lenses are currently on sale at B&H Photo, a mix of Primes and Zooms, all of them get 4% promotional rewards, as follows:
+ 35/f1.4L USM for $899
+ 40/2.8 STM for $129
+ 50/1.4 USM for $299
+ 85/1.8 USM for $319
+ 16-35 f2.8L II USM for $1399
+ 24-70 f2.8L II USM for $1699
+ 70-200 f2.8l IS II USM for $1899
+ 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM for $399
+ 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS II USM for $1899
Pentax does not have a monopoly on pancakes, Canon photographers can now have pancakes and have enough money left for some maple syrup too 🙂 The manufacturer refurbished Canon 40mm f2.8 STM EF with a 1-year warranty is offered for $100 at the official Canon USA store.
The official Canon USA store continues with its Cyber Monday sales. I am trying to find time to go through this, but I simply can’t stop time, and the Canon outlet website takes time to navigate and price-check, so this is a DIY adventure until I can stop time 🙂
If Nikon has a two lens kit, so must Canon, and their 2-Lens Portrait and Travel kit with the 50mm f1.8 STM and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is back in-stock and ready to ship for $319 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Meanwhile Adorama is “temporarily on backorder”…
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens comes with 4% promotional rewards (around $13 to be used in a future purchase) at B&H Photo… On the other hand, if you prefer bird in the hand freebies, Adorama is bundling it with the Corel software bundle (including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X8), along with a ProOptic Filter Kit, Cleaning Kit and lens cap tether…
More prime lens action, a discount along with freebies, at Adorama you can get the new condition Canon 24mm f2.8 STM EF-S prime lens for $129 with free shipping with the following freebies included by Adorama: ProOptic 52mm digital essentials filter kit (filter case and three filters), cleaning kit, lens cap tether, and 2% promotional rewards (around $2.50 to spend in future Adorama purchase). You get everything with this pancake except for the syrup 😉
The Instant Savings party continues with Canon, they too have launched a new manufacturer-initiated instant savings promotion featuring a variety of cameras and lenses, along with some flashes. You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo… You can compare the current price situation to early November using the November 2016 price charts…
Nikon launched its own 2-lens bundle last year (currently available for purchase but not discounted, it goes for $800+), so obviously Canon had to come up with their own 2-lens bundle, it is the EF 50mm f1.8 STM prime lens bundled together with the EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM together going for $350 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo.
More open box action, this time we fly to Adorama where they offer the open-box Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III for $80 with free shipping and full warranty since Adorama is an authorized Canon USA dealer. Note that this is NOT a stabilized lens, and it is NOT a USB lens. You also get $1.60 in promotional rewards to use in future purchases.
The Canon 70-200mm f2.8L II IS USM goes for $1950 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo) but if you are comfortable with open-box lenses, you can get it for $1700 with free shipping and original accessories and 1-year warranty at Adorama.
On the other hand, if you prefer the new condition lens and also want the Pixma PRO 100 printer, you can get them bundled together at Adorama for $2050 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). In addition to the lens and printer, you also get the printer’s sidekick (50pk 13×19″ paper), a ProOptic 77mm filter kit and a lens care kit.
Stabilized macro action now for Canon shooters, the Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM is on sale for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32~ in future purchases) at B&H Photo.
The Canon f2.8 Zoom Trio is on an instant savings promotion as well with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) as follows at B&H Photo:
+ 16-35mm f2.8L II USM with 4% rewards ($58~ in future purchases) for $1450
+ 24-70mm f2.8L II USM with 4% rewards ($70~ in future purchases) for $1750
+ 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with 4% rewards ($78~ in future purchases) for $1950
Alongside the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon has unleashed two new four-figure Canon EF (D)SLR lenses and they are available for pre-ordering as follows:
+ 16-35mm f2.8L III for $2200 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself
+ 24-105mm f4L IS II for $1100 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself
Back to the eBay Deals action we go, where eBay seller DealsAllYear (99.8%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lenses for $99 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer. Given the low price, and simplicity of 50mm prime lens designs, this is a fairly lower risk purchase if you are going to go for an imported/grey-market item. Over 600 units got sold so far.
In comparison, this lens goes for $125 with free shipping at authorized dealers, eg Adorama (with $5 promotional rewards).
Nikon’s entry-point telephoto is going for $120 refurbished, so of course Canon’s too would be on sale. Probably a coincidence but the narrative is fun 🙂 Regardless…
… B&H Photo is offering the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens for $120 with free expedited shipping. It comes with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.
Macro time for APS-C Canon shooters, the Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 is bundled with the Corel software (including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X7), $8~ in promotional rewards, a lens wrap, a 52mm Filter Kit (UV, CPL, ND2), a capleash and a cleaning kit for the authorized dealer price of $399 at Adorama.
The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II is currently going for $1999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards to be used at a future purchase ($80~, not small change for sure!) at B&H Photo… Alternately, for the same price, you can get it without promotional rewards but with a handful of freebies (including the Corel software bundle) at Adorama…
The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens comes with 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (around $16) for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally, this is eligible for the combined purchase Canon mail-in rebates (prepaid AMEX gift card) ~ see PDF file with details over there…
The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II goes for $2100 at authorized dealers which are allowed to bundle it with various free accessories and/or promotional rewards (eg Adorama).
But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA warranty), off to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with 1-year seller warranty Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II lens for $1650 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
For fans of Canon’s Cine Pro video line of products, a new round of Instant Rebates has rolled out featuring a variety of EOS C300 and C100 camera kits and the 17-120mm T2.95 lenses. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama.
The current iteration of the Canon DSLR Instant Savings (138 DSLR Kit options) and the Canon Lens Instant Savings (58 options) expire at 8:15pm ET tonight, Friday 6/10/16. After that, the B&H Photo website will not accept online orders until Monday 6/13/16 at 9:45pm ET [corrected dates and times]
The Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM is part of a couple promotions for $329 with free shipping. At B&H Photo you get the Luminesque 58mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Filter Kit and 2% promotional rewards. At Adorama you get the Corel Software Bundle, ProOptic filters, tether and cleaning kit.
The Canon 85mm f1.8 SLR lens is part of a couple of promotions for $350 with free shipping. At B&H Photo you get 2% promotional rewards and the Luminesque 58mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Filter Kit. At Adorama you get the Corel Software Bundle, ProOptic filters, tether and cleaning kit.
Zoom-zoom! The Canon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF-S is available in refurbished condition with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.
Canon is rolling out a brand new lens for their Mirrorless System (yes, they have one), the Canon 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM EF-M is available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping with a late June 2016 release estimate at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.
This too has been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page.
It is the weekend, among along with it comes another Canon USA store sale that includes a number of refurbished Canon SLR Lenses. The ones on sale have their price shown in “red cyber ink”. Among them:
+ 50mm f1.8 STM EF for $90
+ 55-200mm f4-5.6 IS STM EF-S for $130
+ 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS STM EF for $400
+ 50mm f1.4 EF for $270
+ the above are refurbished with a 1-year Canon USA warranty
+ there are five pages in the Lenses page, increase the “Items per Page” or make sure you check them all
In parallel they have a refurbished DSLR sale with the 5DS R body going for $3000, 5DS for $2800, the T6s (the name, not plural) w/18-135 for $800, 6D body for $1100, 7D II body for $1200, D-Rebel T5 two lens kit (18-55/75-300) for $290, etc. There are two pages of sale items.
Canon’s free 13-month CarePAK (free accidental damage protection for select registered products) has been extended until the end of July 2016. You can learn about the plan at Canon’s website and you can see a list of eligible Canon DSLRs and Lenses for this promotion at B&H Photo. Eligible items include the full frame DSLRs, the 7D Mark II, and a few lenses. You have to manually register for the promotion after purchase though, it does not activate automatically.
If you are interested in refurbished Canon SLR lenses that come with a 1-year warranty from Canon, they have a sale on a number of them (the ones on sale have a price in red ink) at the official Canon Outlet store. Unlike Amazon, the Canon Outlet store won’t let you buy out of stock items, so it’s finders keepers for these type of deals.
You can sort price (high or low) or alphabetical (either direction) or by “recommended”. You can also increase the items per view to up to 72 if you are on a bigger screen and computer with enough power to handle a bigger page.
The official Canon USA store has a Friends and Family Sale that includes a 10% off sale on refurbished Lenses (77 options, multiple pages, some binoculars are mixed in with the lenses), along with DSLR kits featured on the first link above that include:
+ refurb 5DS R body only for $3000, non-R body for $2800
+ refurb 5D Mark III body for $2100
+ reufrb 6D body for $1100
+ refurb 70D with 18-55 IS STM for $680 or with 18-135mm instead for $850
+ refurb D-Rebel T6s w/18-135 IS STM for $800
+ refurb D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 & 75-300 for $640
+ refurb SL1 with 18-55 & 75-300 for $390
+ refurb D-Rebel T5 with 18-55 for $230 (plus 75-300 for $290)
+ refurb Powershot SX520 HS superzoom for $90
+ refurb Powershot SX600 HS red for $80
+ refurb G1X II for $550
+ refurb Phowershot N for $90
+ the items mentioned in this block are in-stock as of the time of writing (there are more but they are out of stock and I don’t know if they will return in-stock before the sale ends)
+ you can see these at the Friends and Family Sale
+ NOTE: there are three pages of items, increase “Items per Page” or browse pages #2 and #3 as well
+ the refurbished items come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty
The EF Mount is trying to kill the Video Star perhaps 🙂 Which brings us to a brand new square don’t-call-me-RED-competitor EF-mount blocky camera from Canon, the Canon ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Video & Still Super35mm Camera, available for pre-order for $5000 at Adorama. Coming along with it is the brand new Canon Compact-Servo 18-80mm T4.4 EF Lens available for pre-order for $5225.
UPDATE: this is also available at B&H Photo including a Cinema Package for $21K that includes a variety of video gear that go with it.
The Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens is available in manufacturer refurbished condition for $160 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a 1-year warranty (does not specify if the warranty is from Canon or B&H).
For the risk takers out there, the eBay Deals have an imported lens at a big discount, with just a 30-day seller’s warranty. It is the new condition imported grey-market white-box Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM offered for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). It ships from Brooklyn (NY) with over 600 units sold from this listing per the eBay data over there.
White box typically is when they take a lens out of a DSLR kit. Typically Lens + DSLR kits sell for less than buying them separately, and imported gear sell for less than authorized dealer gear. So there’s a double discount on this, the imported discount and the disassembling the kit discount.
Speaking of eBay, the Star Wars The Force Awakens BluRay + DVD + Digital set continues to sell for $17 with free shipping and free returns by Target’s eBay store. Over 11,500 units sold so far.
The official Canon store has a sale on 8 refurbished Canon lenses with a one year warranty as follows:
+ Primes: 50/1.8 STM for $90, 50/1.4 USM for $290, 85/1.8 USM for $300
+ Zooms: 17-40 f4L for $590, 70-300/4-5.6 IS USM for $470, 24-105 f4L IS USM for $600
+ the 75-300 f4-5.6 III non-IS: non-USM for $70, USM for $90
+ above lenses are refurbished with 1yr Canon USA warranty
Nano USM but not nano price for the new Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM EF-S lens, now in-stock for $599 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
Not as fragile as a pancake but more sensitive to syrup, pancake lenses are one of the lower risk type of purchases if you want to go the open-box or used/refurbished route. Which brings us to the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens available in open-box condition for $119 with free shipping and the full 1-year Canon USA warranty at Adorama as one of their many clearance items.
If you have Canon EF lenses or Sigma SA lenses and you would like to use them on your Sony E-mount camera bodies, Sigma has a new mount converter adapter, the MC-11 available for pre-order for $249 each at B&H Photo with a mid-April release estimate.
The lens party continues with a Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II bundle at B&H Photo that includes 4% promotional rewards (around $70) and the Luminesque 82mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit included automatically by B&H while this promotion is running.
The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS lens goes for $779 at Canon-USA blessed/authorized retailers, but if you like to stock up on accessories as well, for the same price of $779 you can get it with a bundle of free extras at Adorama: ProOptic 77mm filter kit, lens shade, lens cap tether, the obligatory cleaning kit, and the Corel software bundle (includes Paintshop and AfterShot).
On the other hand, if the free accessories are of no interest/use to you, you can instead get it with 4% rewards instead (around $30 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo.
Refurbished lens action with a one year warranty, the Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM is currently on special for $700 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
Good until 3/13/16, B&H Photo automatically includes a 1-Year subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan with the purchase of select Canon DSLRs and Lenses. The offer covers items with an MSRP of $1199. Some items however are on Canon-approved Instant Savings, so the price range of this offer is $999 to $12,999. A total of 54 items are participating. You can sort the list of 54 items in various different ways.
No coupon is needed. You receive details on how to redeem your free subscription after you place an eligible order at B&H. Eligible items show this promotion on their individual product page [see screeshot below]:
Back to the eBay Deals, for the more adventurous shoppers, there is a white-box imported grey-market lens without any warranty, it is offered by Get It Digital’s eBay store (99.6%). Ooops, the lens, the lens is the new condition Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM going for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
White box usually means it was part of a kit, but sold separately. If I put on my Miss Maple hat, this is probably how it came to be: they import Canon APS-C DSLRs with 18-135mm kits. Then they remove the lenses from the DSLR boxes, and sell the DSLRs as body-onlies on their own (“onlies” is plural of “only”), and the Lenses on their own.
So that’s why the price is so much lower, it’s an imported item without a warranty. Over 1300 units got sold so far, so there are a lot of people willing to take the risk, but again, don’t decide based on price alone. If the thought of potential future problems with lenses without warranty keeps you up at night, mayhaps it’s not worth the extra stress. We blog, you decide!
eBay is having another semi-curated sale (I don’t know how much they pick by hand and how much by computer, so I’m splitting the distance with the semi), this time they feature 133 items that comprised a Canon Sales Event. Due to time constraints I cannot go through the 133 items and price-check them, so this is a DIY adventure if interested. You can filter them a bit using the various options below the big banner picture over there.
Canon also has a new instant savings promotion on 29 of their SLR/DSLR lenses and five lights (three speedlites, two macro lights). This round is good until 4/2/16. You can see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo. They are too many to list here individually.
It is Sunday in the eastern time zone and this means a new round of manufacturer-initiated instant savings for Canon SLR Lenses and Speedlites. A number of Canon lenses are participating. This round of offers expires 4/2/16. You can find the participating lenses nicely organized by focal range and categorized as prime/zoom at Adorama.
PS: I am “wrestling” with an under-powered laptop with a tiny keyboard, unfortunately I can’t post all the participating lenses one by one. But they are nicely organized at Adorama making it easy to skim and scan for potentially interesting lenses.