Canon 70D body with 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM + refurb 430 EX III-RT Flash for $900

If of all the Canon APS-C DSLRs out there it is the Canon 70D the one you want, the Canon USA Outlet store has a Black Friday 70D bundle which is in-stock as of the time of writing and includes the 70D body only, the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, the Speedlite 430EX III-RT Refurbished along with a gadget bag and 8GB card for $900 with free shipping.

Only the flash is refurbished, the camera and lens are new condition. When you click on their little blue links in the bundle, they take you to the new condition pages of the 70D and 70-30mm.

PS: another option is the manufacturer refurbished 70D with 18-135 IS STM for $790. No flash here though.

Canon EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III USM for $100

A new offer went live at Adorama, the new condition Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III USM is on sale for $99 with free expedited shipping and $4 in promotional rewards (to be used in the future at Adorama). This is the USM version of the lens. The one found in most Canon DSLR two-lens kit bundles is the non-USM version.

Refurbished Canon EF-M IS STM Lenses with 1-YR W: 55-200 or 15-45 for $150, 18-150 w/hood for $280

There are so many things to post, so in order to save in the number of posts posted, I am grouping all the refurbished Canon EF-M sales from the official Canon USA outlet with a 1-year warranty into a single post:

+ refurbished EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM in black with FREE Lens Hood EW-60F for $280
++ in new condition at authorized dealers it is $500, eg Adorama (with freebies)

+ refurbished EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $150
++ in new condition at authorized dealers it is $300, eg Adorama (with freebies)

+ refurbished EF-M 55-200 f4.5-6.3 IS STM for $150 in black or silver
++ in new condition at authorized dealers it is $350, eg Adorama (with freebies)

Refurbished Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM w/1-YR warranty for $280

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is bundled with a number of Canon APS-C DSLR kits but it is crazy-priced on its own in new condition at authorized dealers. It currently goes for $600, or you can get it for $400 as a white box at B&H Photo.

But fear not, the Canon Pre-Black-Friday Sale has you covered. The lens is in-stock as of the time of writing, you can get this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $280 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty.

As Larry David would say, this is pretty, pretty, pretty good!

Refurbished Canon 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM with 1-YR warranty for $379

The Canon 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM goes for $600 in new condition (eg Adorama) but if you want to save some but still get a 1-year warranty, then…

… to the Canon USA store we go where you can get this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $380 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

New Lens Instant Savings: Fuji, Tokina, Nikon, Canon, Zeiss

A number of new lens instant savings promotions are running at the moment! You can find them nicely organized at Adorama as follows:

+ Fuji X System: 58 options

+ Tokina (mostly Canon and Nikon): 17 options

+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses: 38 lenses and three flashes

+ Nikon F lenses: 9 options

+ Zeiss Batis and Loxia: 8 options

+ Panasonic M43 Lenses: 31 options

BUT that’s not all! There’s more instant savings from other manufacturers as well, rounded up separately: Pentax, Olympus, Rokinon, Samyang and of course Shiguma (Sigma).

(ENDED) KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used Mamiya RB67 Pro-SD MF Body for $108+, Canon BG-E3 Battery Grip for $10+, Canon 18-135/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM EF-S for $314+

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Monday KEH coupon: 8% off Cameras, 12% off Lenses, 20% Accessories (1000+ options)

KEH Camera is back with a new 1-day coupon for Monday 11/6/17! Coupon code CANON11A gets you the following discounts on over 1000 Canon-related products:

+ 8% Off Cameras
+ 12% Off Lenses
+ 20% Off Accessories
+ using coupon CANON11A
+ see all eligible items at the Canon products page

The coupon code is the ultimate decider on what’s eligible. You can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate by entering the coupon and zipcode in the shopping cart. There’s no need to login or sign-in to get an estimate of those.

The coupon expires on Monday at 11:59pm eastern time.

(ENDED) 15% off refurbished Canon Gear sale

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Free Manfrotto or Vanguard Tripods with select Canon L-series Lenses

Among the Adorama Photo Plus specials are a handful of offers that get you FREE Vanguard or Manfrotto lenses with the purchase of select Canon SLR lenses as follows:

FREE Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
+ with Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM for $1700
+ with Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM fro $1849

FREE Vanguard 264AB-100 Tripod
+ with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $1912
+ with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM IS for $2012

(ENDED) 15% off select Canon Refurbished Gear: 70 Cameras, 95 Lenses, 7 Flashes with Halloween Coupon

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(ENDED) KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used Nikon D300 for $171+, Canon 100-300/4.5-5.6 for $81+, Oben 4-sect Monopod for $22+, Various Accessories

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(ENDED) 3-Day Canon Coupon at KEH: 5% off Cameras, 10% off Lenses, 15% off Accessories

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(ENDED) KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used Nikon D40X for $75+, Canon D-Rebel XT for $46+, Canon 18-135 f3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM EF-S for $299+, Mamiya RB67 PRO-SD MF for $108+ [corrected]

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New Canon (EF) and Fuji (X, GF) Instant Savings

Sundays are the starts of new “shopping weeks” and promotions at retailers and also by manufacturers through their MAP-controlled “Instant Savings” promotions. This Sunday we have two new instant savings promotions going live, nicely organized by B&H Photo as follows:

+ Canon Instant Savings featuring five DSLRs and 13 lenses

+ Fuji Instant Savings featuring a handful of cameras and lenses, in the X System and the GF* system too
+ also available nicely organized at Adorama

+ in progress, I don’t think mentioned them before, there are some Panasonic Instant Savings, nicely organized at Adorama

Refurbished Canon Zoom Lenses w/1-YR Warranty: EF-S 10-18 f4.5-5.6 for $190, EF 17-40mm f4L for $540

What about some Pumpkin Spice Sales for breakfast?

Let’s round up the lenses. We already mentioned two primes under $100 and the 85mm f1.8 EF for $260, but there are more value options at the Canon Pumpkin store:

As S.W. Anderson pointed out in the comments earlier, if you are looking for a bang for the buck EF-S zoom, the manufacturer refurbished Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S is available for $190 with a full 1-year warranty Canon USA warranty… In new condition this goes for $279 with some freebies at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

Also zooming, the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM goes for $540 with a 1-year Canon USA warranty. In new condition this lens goes for $749 with freebies at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

(ENDED) KEH Canon coupon: 8% off Cameras, 12% off Lenses, 15% off Accessories [1000+ options]

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KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Canon 100-300 f4.5-5.6 for $59+, Mamiya RZ67 MF Body for $136+

A new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 9/22/17 in this case).

This week includes:

+ USED Canon 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 USM EF for $59+ starting in BGN (Bargain) condition

+ USED Mamiya RZ67 Medium Format Camera Body for $136+ starting in BGN (Bargain) condition

+ if you are not familiar with KEH, check the various conditions listed there, eg “BGN”, “EX”, “EX+”, “LN”, etc

+ “AS IS” condition does not have a warranty and does not offer returns

+ also eligible for the coupon are four photo-accessories – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH

In a separate promotion, not eligible for the coupon above, KEH has an on-going overstock sale with over 400 items participating.

Canon 60mm f2.8 EF-S MACRO for $399 with various freebies

Macro time! The new condition Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 macro lens is on sale for $399 with free shipping at Adorama with the following freebies: 52mm Pro-Optic Filter Set (three filters and case), the Corel Software bundle (five titles, including two photo and one video), a lens wrap, tether and cleaning kit, and $8 promotional rewards.

For more Adorama action, check:

+ variety of camera gear including cameras, lenses, filters, and stabilizer-y things

+ variety of camera bags (over 200 options)

KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 EF-S IS II for $42+; Mamiya RB67 MF Body for $86+

A new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 9/15/17 in this case).

This week includes:

+ USED Mamiya RB67 Pro-S Medium Format Camera Body for $86+ after coupon
+ there is also an “AS IS” option for $33 before coupon (no returns, no warranty on “AS IS” items)

+ USED Canon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS II EF-S for $42+ after coupon

+ also eligible for the coupon are four photo-accessories – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH

In a separate promotion, not eligible for the coupon above, KEH has an on-going overstock sale with over 400 items participating.

KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Pentax K1000 for $134 Excellent or $44 UGLY; Canon 50/1.8 SC BL FD for $22 to $44

A new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 9/8/17 in this case).

This week includes:

+ USED Pentax K1000 Body only FILM CAMERA has three options:
+ prices below AFTER 25% off coupon:
+ AS-IS condition for $39~ [no warranty, no returns]
+ UGLY condition for $44~
+ EXCELLENT condition for $134

+ USED Canon 50mm F/1.8 SC Breech Lock FD Mount
+ AFTER COUPON prices range from $22~ (UGLY) to $44~ (EXCELLENT)
+ AS IS for $13~ but NO warranty and NO returns

+ also eligible for the coupon are four photo-accessories – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH

In a separate promotion, not eligible for the coupon above, KEH has an on-going overstock sale with over 400 items participating.

Canon Advanced Two Lens Kit with Extras for $899

Canon is offering an official “Advanced Two Lens Kit” that consists of the 17-40mm f4L USM and the 50mm f1.4L USM lenses, currently going for $899 at authorized dealers. But for the same price, Adorama is offering a handful of freebies with it:

+ ProOptic 77mm digital essentials filter kit with case (three filters)
+ Bower FUC58 58mm UV filter
+ two 50pks of lens cleaning tissue paper

This is available from Adorama directly or by Adorama thru Amazon if you have Amazon gift cards and promotional credits to spend.

Pre-order three new Canon Tilt Shift Macro Prime Lenses for $2199 each

If you are a Canon EF shooter and love tilt-shift lenses, it’s your lucky day! Canon has revealed three new tilt-shift TS-E EF lenses, each one priced at $2199. So for the price of a used old Honda Civic, you can get all three 🙂 They are available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ Canon TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ Canon TS-E 135mm f4L Macro Tilt-Shift at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

PS: car prices are estimates and do not represent Blue Book values 😉

PS2: these too have been added to the New Lenses of 2017

Pre-order Canon EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM Lens

A new lens from Canon to brighten your photography and darken your wallet! The new Canon EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM Lens is available for pre-ordering for $1599 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama.

The lens has been added to the New Lenses of 2017 tracking page.

Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM with FREE Platypod Max Plate for $1999

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens goes for $1999 at authorized Canon USA dealers. At the same price, Adorama is including for a limited time a FREE Platypod Max Plate Camera Support which goes for $99 on its own. Just add the lens to the shopping cart and proceed. There’s no coupon or rebate. Free expedited shipping.

If you are not familiar with how these work, the free items are mentioned prominently on the top of the product listing. As long as you them mentioned, the promotion is running. If you don’t see them there, it means the promotion expired. Here’s a screenshot:

PS: if you don’t want the Platypus creature, they also have a bundle with more conventional free lens accessories like a 82mm filter kit, tether, cleaning kits, and of course the Corel software bundle.

Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm 2-Lens Kit with Many Extras for $349

The official 2-lens kit packaged and promoted by Canon, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit goes for $349 at authorized Canon dealers. For the same price, with free expedited shipping, Adorama has created an Accessorapalooza Freebies bundle with the following free accessories including by Adorama:

+ Slinger Neoprene Lens pouch
+ Adorama slinger lens pouch (two lenses, two pouches)
+ VU Ariel 49mm UV filter
+ Tiffen 67mm UV Filter (two lenses, two filters)
+ ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

If you have Amazon gift cards or promo codes waiting to get spent, you can also get it at this price by Adorama thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Used Canon 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 USM for $63+ + SH after coupon

Another one of the KEH Weekly Deals using 25% off coupon code KEHDEALS is the used good old Canon 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6 USM EF lens with used prices starting at $84. With the coupon entered, the prices start at $63. Shipping is extra.

Offer ends Friday or earlier if sold out. It comes with a 180-day non-transferable warranty and hassle-free returns. For more on these type of offers, check our previous post.

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM with $12 Rewards for $299

And now a lens deal! The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is on sale for a limited time for $299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards (around $12 to be used in future B&H purchases).

Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS with Extras for $799

If you like your macro lenses to be stabilized, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS is on sale for $799 with free shipping at authorized dealers, with the following freebies: at B&H Photo, you get 4% promotional rewards which is $32~ to be spent in future B&H purchases… At Adorama, you get the Corel software, a 67mm filter kit, a lens wrap, lens cap tether and cleaning kit… At Amazon, Ritz Camera fulfilled by Amazon is offering a ring flash, filter kit, and assorted accessor-trinkets…

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II with Manfrotto 3-Section Aluminum Tripod for $1749

A man named Frodo decided to start a camera accessories company in the Shire, shortly after the Scouring. Over time, as time often does, his name drifted to Frotto. And so we have the company by the name of Manfrotto. Okay, this is fanfic, not reality…

… but reality is this bundle, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens is bundled with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column, together going for $1749 with free shipping at Adorama. This is the same price of the lens on its own, so you are essentially getting the tripod for free.

(ENDED) Thursday: KEH Canon Coupon: 5% Cameras, 10% Lenses, 15% Accessories

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Canon fans! For Thursday 7/13/17, KEH has a Canon Sale offering 5% off Canon Cameras, 10% off Canon Lenses, and 15% off Canon Accessories with coupon code CAN07A entered over there.

In-STOCK Now: Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM for $350

Declare your Independence ~ Happy 4th by the way ~ from shaky macro shots too! The Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens is now back in-stock and ready to ship for $349 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Canon DSLR Lenses on Sale

In addition to the various refurbished cameras, the official Canon USA outlet store has a number of lens related offers:

+ Refurbished Lenses Sale featuring 90+ options, mostly lenses with a few binos at the end of the list
+ multiple pages of options ~ switch to 72 items per page if you don’t want to keep slideshow clicking

+ Instant Savings on 16 refurbished items including lenses, Speedlites and binos
+ including 50mm f1.8 STM for $80, etc

+ various free gifts with these eight lenses (close-up lens or lens hood)
+ this is a mix of refurbished and new condition lenses

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens with Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod for $1699

The new condition Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens goes for $1699 at authorized Canon USA dealers, and you have the option to get a free 13-month Accidental Damage protection by registering your product within 30 days of purchase.

However, at the moment, Adorama is bundling this lens with a FREE tripod. And it’s not a toy tripod! It is the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column (19.84lbs Load Capacity, 66.93″ Maximum Height). The tripod is included in the product bundle above, you see it mentioned over there while this promotion is running.

On the other hand, if you have enough tripods to re-enact the Planet of the Tripods movie, and if you prefer general purpose accessories, Adorama has an accessory bundle offer with these freebies: 82mm lens filters kit, lens shade, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (five software titles), and other assorted lens-accessories.

But if you instead want to optimize for a lower price, and you don’t need any extra accessories, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses that come with a 1-year seller warranty instead of a 1-year Canon USA warranty, you can get this lens in new condition but imported grey-market for the very specific price of $1591 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer. Over 200 units got sold so far from this listing.

Canon 2-Lens Bundle (50/1.8 STM, 10-18 EF-S) with Free Extras for $319

The new official Canon 2-Lens Bundle featuring the EF 50/1.8 STM and 10-18 EF-S f4.5-5.6 lenses is on sale for $319 at authorized dealers, but that’s not all, for the same price, Adorama is bundling it with these free accessories: 49mm and 67mm UV lens filters, a small and a medium lens pouch, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Likewise, the other Canon 2-Lens bundle with the EF 50mm f1.4 USM and EF 17-40mm f4L lenses goes for $850 at authorized dealers, but for the same price, Adorama is bundling it with these free accessories: 58mm and 77mm UV lens filters, and lens cleaning tissue paper.

Refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 STM w/1-YR warranty for $80 [and more options]

A refurbished sale of sixteen products (fourteen of which are in-stock and orderable as of the time of writing) at the official Canon USA store includes the refurbished Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM Prime for $80, the refurbished EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $200, and a few more zooms, primes, flashes and binoculars. Manufacturer refurbished items on the official Canon USA store come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.

Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Auto Adapter (EF/EF-S Lenses to EOS M cameras) for $40

If you want to use Canon EF or EF-S lenses on Canon EOS M mirrorless cameras, the Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Auto Adapter is on sale for $40 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to ten units per customer. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 110+ customer reviews and has 35mm questions answered (sorry, I couldn’t resist!).

This is an old fashioned sale, not a Lightning Deal, so the exact expiration date is unknown as Amazon price bots change prices based on a variety of factors.

(ENDED) Imported Canon 55-250mm IS STM for $130 after coupon

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Canon 50mm f1.4 and 17-40mm f4L for $850

Two-lens bundles in a manufacturer box are the Loot Crate equivalent of photography. Okay, not quite that, but Canon’s new 2-lens bundle of the Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM AND the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM is now on sale for $849 with free shipping at Adorama. On their own, the two lenses go for $750 and $330 respectively, making it a value play if you need/want both lenses, or don’t mind gifting/selling/trading the one you don’t want.

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.

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

Instant Savings on select Canon, Rokinon, Sigma and Tamron lenses (92 options)

Lens fun now at B&H Photo, where a number of new instant savings (discounts, no rebate/coupon) promotions are running on select lenses from the following four manufacturers:

+ Sigma Lenses (32 options)

+ Tamron Lenses (24 options)

+ Rokinon Lenses (6 options)

+ Canon Lenses (30 options)

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.

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

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.

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 🙂

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.