Refurbished Canon DSLR Gear w/1yr warranty: 50mm f1.8 STM for $90, Etc

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 CarePAK Offer extended until 7/31/16

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.

Refurbished Canon DSLR Lens Sale w/1yr warranty

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.

Refurbished Canon Friends and Family Sale: refurb DSLRs (5D*, 6D, 70D, T6s, T5, SX520, N, etc), 10% off Lenses, Etc

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

Pre-order new Canon EF Super35mm ME200S-SH Camera and 18-80mm T4.4 EF Lens

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.

Refurbished Canon 55-250mm EF-S IS STM for $160

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).

Imported White Box Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $229 (limit 5; 30-day seller warranty)

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.

Refurbished Canon Lenses with 1yr warranty (8 choices)

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

In-stock nao: Canon 18-135mm IS EF-S Nano USM for $599

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.

Open-box Canon 40mm f2.8 Pancake for $119 w/free S&H

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.

Pre-order Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter (Canon EF or Sigma SA Lenses to Sony E bodies)

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.

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II with Filters and $70 Rewards for $1749

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.

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS with various extras for $779

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 Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM w/1yr warranty for $700

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.

Free 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan with 50+ Canon DSLRs and Lenses

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]:


Imported No-Warranty Canon 18-135mm IS STM for $229

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 Semi-Curated Canon Sale (133 items)

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 Instant Savings: 29 SLR Lenses and 5 Lights

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.

New Canon Lenses and Speedlite Instant Savings (expire 4/2/16)

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.

Free Lens Shaped USB drive with refurbished Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II for $1500

How many photographers have a USB drive that matches the shape of their lens? Probably 0.01%? You can be one of the 0.01-centers with this offer from the Canon USA store, you buy the refurbished with 1-year warranty Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II lens for $1500 and receive for FREE an 8GB USB drive that is in the shape of this very lens. This is included automatically by Canon. This lens is also eligible for the 13-month CarePak Plus coverage.

For all their specials, new condition and refurbished, cameras, lenses, accessories, inks, photo papers, etc, check the front page of their Canon Direct store.

Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX and Canon 50mm f1.8 STM for $550

This is an offer you don’t see every day. A free lens with purchase! That’s right, if you purchase the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX PRO lens for the Canon EF mount for $550 (the authorized dealer price), you will automatically receive a FREE Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lens from Adorama’s website. No coupon needed, the free lens is shown on the product page while this promotion is running. This is a limited time while supplies last type of an offer (I do not know when it expires).


Pre-order new Canon 80D Body for $1200 [updated]

The brand new Canon 80D APS-C DSLR is now available for pre-order, with an April 2016 release estimate. There are three official kits available:

+ 80D body only for $1200 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ 80D with 18-55 IS for $1350 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ 80D with 18-135 IS for $1800 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

It’s gonna take a while to get used to saying “80D” 🙂

Coming along with the 80D is a new version of the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM using Nano USM technology. The lens will be available on its own as well, pre-orders for $600 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

These two have been added to the Cameras & Lenses of 2016 tracking page.

Refurbished sale at Canon USA Outlet

The official Canon USA store has a sale on refurbished Canon camera gear (with a 1-year warranty from Canon). No coupon needed, the red ink price is the sale price. A number of sale items (price shown in red ink) are Out Of Stock as of the time of writing (I am not mentioning the out of stock items below but you can see them at the linked pages below)

+ refurbished Cameras including Canon SX400 IS for $80, G1X II for $550, S120 rawsumer for $250, G16 rawsumer for $280, G7 X rawsumer for $480, SX600 HS for $110, etc
++ there are three pages of results there, so go beyond the first 18 items

+ refurbished Canon Lenses

+ for more options, check the Canon USA Sales page (some new condition, some refurbished, a variety of promotions, including cameras, lenses, printers, photo paper, inks, etc)

Canon 24-70 f4L IS + $85 Rewards for $850

The Canon 24-70mm f4L IS USM goes for $850 at authorized dealers, but for a limited time, B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards to go with it. That’s $85 to spend in future transactions at B&H Photo. Certainly not a small amount, and more flexible that accessories bundles (unless you happen to want/need that particular set of accessories).

Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM with $25 Rewards for $250

B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards on select lenses. We start with a prime for the Canon EF-M mirrorless system, the 22m f2 STM EF-M lens goes for the authorized dealer price of $250, but B&H Photo also includes 10% promotional rewards with it (= $25~) which can be used on future purchases at B&H.

Canon Lens Instant Savings expire 2/27/16

The current of Canon Lens Instant savings promotion expires 2/27/16 and features 16 lenses (mix of primes and zooms) and one Speedlite. This is a plain old discount, no coupons, no rebates, no combined purchases needed. You can find all participating items nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Open Box Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM for $119

The Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM lens is available in open-box condition for $119 with free expedited shipping from Adorama. This is described as “Open Box-Packaging may show some wear and tear. Includes all original accessories and full 1 year Canon USA warranty.”… This is one of 500+ Camera and Photo Specials at Adorama…

Open Box Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM for $450

If you are a fan of open-box camera gear, the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM is available in Open Box condition for $450 with free shipping at Adorama. Per the description there, this is:

“Open Box-Packaging may show some wear and tear. Includes all original accessories and full 1 year Canon USA warranty.”

Canon CarePak 13-month FREE Accident Insurance Offer extended for Eligible purchases made up to 2/27/16 (19 Canon DSLRs and Lenses Eligible)

The Canon CarePak 13-month FREE Accident Insurance for some of their camera gear has now been extended for purchases of eligible products made until 2/27/16. A total of 19 Canon DSLRs and Lenses are eligible. You have to manually activate the 13-month free insurance using the serial number of your product through the Canon Carepak website. You can find the eligible Canon products nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $229 (white box/grey)

Also part of the featured eBay Deals, the GetItDigital (99.5%) eBay store is offering the new condition white box Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, but it says it is a “white box” lens with all accessories included. Assume this is an imported/grey-market since it doesn’t specify, and does not have a UPC (since it was probably separated from a DSLR kit). Nearly 1200 units got sold as of the time of writing.