In-stock nao: Kipon Baveyes Lens Adapter (Canon EOS Lenses To Sony E-Mount) with Auto Focus (0.7x Optic Adapter Focal Reducer) for $408

If you love mixing and matching camera gear of different mounts, the Kipon Baveyes Lens Adapter from Canon EOS Lenses To Sony E-Mount with Auto Focus – (0.7x Optic Adapter Focal Reducer) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $408 with free expedited shipping at Adorama’s website.

Canon EF-M Adapter for EF/EF-S Lenses (White Box) for $32

The Canon EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF and EF-S Lenses, model 6098B002, is new condition as a White Box product, is offered for $32 by a couple of 3rd-party sellers with the order fulfilled by Amazon so it is eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping. Non-Prime members need an order of $35+ to get free shipping (three of these tiny AB camera cases will do it, currently $1.47 each).

White box is often used to describe situations when a lens or something else is removed from a kit or a bundle and sold separately. When a kit is significantly discounted, some retailers “break it” (aka the term “broken kit”), and sell, for example, the camera and lens separately for a slightly higher price.

PS: “broken kit” is a rather unfortunate term, how many consumers will get excited when they hear something they are about to buy described as “broken”? 🙂

Canon SL1 with 18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 & 50pk 13×19 paper & Lowepro bag & Corel software (Aftershot Pro 2, PSP X7) for $450 after $350 MIR

Adorama has another Canon DSLR and printer and extras super bundle with mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card). This time the center of the attention is the Canon SL1 w/18-55 IS STM kit, available in either the standard black SL1 color scheme or the not-Stormtrooper white SL1 color scheme for $450 after a $350 mail-in rebate. For that, you receive:

  • Canon SL1 with 18-55 IS STM (choice of color)
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III non-IS lens
  • Pixma Pro 100 printer
  • 50pk 13×19 inch Canon SG-201 photo paper
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag, Slate Gray
  • Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit which includes Aftershot Pro 2 and PSP X7 among others

(ENDED) Refurbished Canon EF 40mm f2.8 w/1yr warranty for $100

As of a 9/14/15 re-check, the price of this is $140…

It’s pancake season for primes! You can haz (really, is this 2005) the refurbished Canon 40mm f2.8 STM EF pancake lens for $100 with a one year warranty at the official Canon USA store, as part of their Labor Day sales ending 9/7/15…

Refurbished Canon 55-250mm II IS w/1yr warranty for $90 [Optional: Buy Together with refurb DSLR, save extra $20]

If you are looking for a stabilized telephoto in the Canon mount in double figures, this may be indeed of interest, the refurbished Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 II IS with a one year Canon USA warranty as part of their Labor Day sale which ends 9/715…

… but wait, there’s more! If you purchase this lens together with one of the refurbished Canon DSLRs, you can save an additional $20 on the total amount! This combined purchase $20 off discount ends 9/26/15…

Refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $80 w/1yr warranty

If you believe you can never have too many 50mm prime lenses, this beats the imported and the new condition prices too, for $80 with a one year warranty you can get the refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 II prime lens at the Canon USA store… This is part of the Canon Labor Day sale that ends 9/7/15…

Labor Day Sale at the Canon USA store (refurbished with 1yr Canon warranty)

The Labor Day sale buzzword will fill up the whole shopping internet in the next few days, and the official Canon Outlet Store has gone all red with big sale signs. The refurbished products sold there come with a one year Canon USA warranty and pass an inspection as well.

I will go through them and post individual deals that stand out, but if you don’t want to wait for me to go through them fullback-style, you can Terrell Davis your way to the various product categories of interest right now:

+ Canon DSLRs (14 options)
+ Canon Lenses and Flashes (11 options)
+ Fixed Lens Cameras (20 options, 2 pages)
+ Printers (8 options)
+ Consumer Camcorders (7 options)
+ refurbished with 1yr Canon USA warranty
+ offers end September 7 or earlier if sold out

Canon DSLR and Lenses Instant Savings

Canon has another iteration of their instant savings promotions (straight up purchase, no rebates, no coupons, no combined purchases) featuring various DSLRs and Lenses. You can find them nicely visually organized with big pictures at Adorama, for both the DSLR specials and also the SLR Lens specials. For example:

+ EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro for $550
+ EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM for $1800
+ EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM for $1250
+ Canon T5i w/18-55 Video Creator kit for $700
+ Canon 5D Mark III body for $2500
+ each item has its own free promotions as well (rewards or free accessories or New Leaf warranty or Creative Cloud training or any combination)

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $90

To the eBay Deals we go with a rare occurrence, a prime lens under $100. It is new condition, but it is imported (grey market). However, a basic 50mm f1.8 prime lens is a much lower risk than $5000 tilt-shift walking-on-eggshells lens, so it’s up to you to enter your risk matrix and reach a decision.

Mumbling aside, this is a new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $90 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Over 2400 units have been sold so far from this listing.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $125, such as Amazon and B&H Photo where the imported goes for $110.

Pre-order new Canon Lenses: 35/1.4L II (SLR) and three EF-M mirrorless

In addition to the M3 mirrornyet camera, Canon has also revealed four new lenses, one serious SLR prime and three EF-M mirrorless as follows:

+ EF 35mm f1.4L II (SLR) with $1800 pre-orders at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 22mm f2 STM with $250 pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM with $400 pre-order at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens with $350 pre-order at Adorama
+ see them all along with various new accessories at Adorama

These have been added to the New Lenses of 2015 Tracker

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. A number of red-ink items are out of stock, but about half of them remain:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)
+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Flashes, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. Some could argue this may be more than what they do for new condition items 🙂 Participating are:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)

+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)

+ refurbished Speedlite Flashes (four options in-stock, one sold out)

+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

+ time-permitting I will go through them later on, but I don’t want you to miss out any potential deals that sell out until I find time to go through them all (already a few of the red-ink items are sold out).

Lens Instant Savings at B&H: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma

More B&H action, this is a round-up of the current Lens Instant Savings promotions running:

+ Canon SLR Lenses and flashes (21 lenses, 2 flashes)
+ Nikon SLR Lenses (8 lenses)
+ Sony SLR and Mirrorless Lenses (many options)
+ Pentax SLR Lenses (36 options)
+ Sigma SLR Lenses (186 options) – use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout for more discounting for the Sigmas

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

The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 USM IS lens along with the Red Giant production bundle software and a 1-year NewLeaf spills/drops warranty and 2% rewards (=$6~) is offered for $300 with free shipping at Adorama. Same price and rewards but no RedGiant/NewLeaf at B&H Photo.

Canon Lens and Flash promotions expire 8/1/15

The current iteration of the Canon Lens and Flash promotions (some instant savings, some mail-in rebates) expire on 8/1/15. You can see all available options nicely organized at B&H Photo. Some may be eligible for promotional rewards or other specials – check on the individual lens page for those details. A total of 25 lenses and 5 flashes are participating.

Canon DSLR Gear featured sales event on eBay

eBay is running a promotional Canon Cameras and Lenses features sales event featuring a total of 243 items with free shipping. You can use the left hand of the page over there to filter them by DSLR or Compacts or DSLR Bundles or Accessories or Lenses. Unfortunately I cannot price-check 240+ items on a dime, so this is a DIY adventure. As usual, check the condition of the item, the seller’s reputation and whether it’s an authorized or grey market (imported item).

White Box Canon 24-105mm f4L IS for $600

Back to the fleaBay Deals, if you are comfortable with white box lenses, the GetItDigital eBay store (99.6%) is offering the new condition white box Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $600 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer. Over 1340 units got sold from this listing so far. This lens was part of the 5D3 w/24-105 kits, and was taken out of the camera box and is sold as a “white box” with all standard accessories included. There is no explicit mention of warranty on this eBay listing. To be on the safe side, assuming this is an imported (grey market) lens.

At authorized Canon USA dealers, this lens goes for $1000 such as Adorama which offers five different free accessory bundles (options include Red Giant, Spills/Drop warranty, filters, promotional rewards, etc) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

Pre-order Canon 5DS R with 85mm f1.2L

B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders for the Canon 5DS R with 85mm f1.2L for $5900. There is no release estimate posted there at the moment.

(ENDED) Wedn: Canon 50mm f1.8 II with Cleaner for $110

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Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $92 w/free ship

And also part of the eBay Deals is the grey-market imported new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Nearly 2000 units sold through this promotion. A simple double-figures prime lens is a lower risk as grey-market purchase than a $3000 pro SLR lens but again, the trade-offs are per individual. We blog, you decide (and deride if you decide to do so) 🙂

Speaking of eBay, among the latest offers you can get the new condition 32GB Toshiba microSD card with full size SD adapter (Class 10, up to 30MB/s) for $14 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per buyer, by eBay seller “qualitycellz” (99.2%).

Pre-Order New Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM for $125

Simple primes are getting some new gear love as well, Canon has ushered out their new EF 50mm f1.8 STM available for pre-order with a late May 2015 release estimate for $125 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

PS: if you are shopping at Amazon, do not confuse the new STM lens with the previous 50mm f1.8 II non-STM that also goes for $125 now and is in-stock.

PS/2: you can find this and most other interesting/non-boring cameras and lenses announced in 2015 at the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page.

Instant Savings on 18 Canon Cinema Lens options

Also part of the NAB 2015 action, a total of 18 Canon Cinema lens options are currently discounted. Some are EF mount, some are PL mount, some are bundles. Not 18 unique lenses. You can see them all at B&H Photo.

In-stock nao: Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM

If you have been waiting for the new Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM lens to be in-stock, it is as of the time of writing, in-stock and ready to go for its L-price of $3000 at B&H Photo.

New Canon SLR/DSLR Lens Price Drops

Sunday means among many other things new rounds of manufacturer-initiated instant savings. Case in point, Canon has a new round of savings/prices on select SLR/DSLR lenses. You can find all participating lenses nicely organized at B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM for $205

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New Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates (exp 3/28/15)

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.

Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS for $700

Adorama is offering the refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $700 with free shipping and a one year Canon refurbished warranty.

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.

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).

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 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).

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.

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.

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.

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) 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.

Canon EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses for $45

The Canon EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses is offered for around $45 with free shipping as one of the eBay deals frenzy deals by Big Value Inc on eBay (no mention of warranty) and marked as a white box by marketplace sellers at Amazon.

Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $83 (limit 5; maybe Imported/Grey)

To Los eBay Deals we geaux, where we find the Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $83 with free shipping, in new condition, by Red Tag Camera, with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of a warranty, so to be on the safe side, assume it is a gray market (imported model). Still for many this may be a reasonable risk, a double figured simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a complicated four figures lens. But it’s up to you – we blog, you decide!… Separately there is a promotion that saves you $5 for every 3 eligible items you buy, all offered by Red Tag Camera – you will see this offer right above the product picture over there…

Preorder: new Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II for $2200

November is often too late for most new product announcements, but there’s always new stuff that sneaks out, even during Photokina years. Case in point, just announced is the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens available for pre-order for $2200 at B&H Photo (and lens hood) and Adorama.

Expire 10/25/14: Canon DSLR Gear Mail-In and Instant Savings

Expiring on Saturday October 25 in 2014 is the current round of Canon DSLR gear promotions that include both mail-in rebates and instant savings. You can see the available options nicely organized at B&H Photo, the DSLR Bundles and the lens and flash options.

Canon EF 40mm f2.8 for $160 [Imported!]

If you are comfortable purchasing imported / grey-market gear, Abe’s of Maine is offering the Purchase a Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM Lens for $160 with free shipping. The regular coupon LOYALTY10 is not compatible with this promotion. This does not come with a Canon USA warranty since it is a Grey Market (Imported) product.