Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS for $2100 with Your Choice of FREEBIES

Jealous of the new Panasonic 100-400mm lens, Canon has an instant savings promotion on their own 100-400mm lens 🙂 Kidding aside, the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM is on an instant savings promotion going for $2100 at authorized dealers. At Adorama, you have two options for bonus items: you can either get 4% promotional rewards ($84~) or you can get 2% rewards ($42~) + Boatload Of Accessories (ProOptic 77mm Digital Essential 3-filter kit, FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus & Rack Focus, lens cap teether and cleaning kit).

White Box Canon 24-105 f4L IS USM for $606 (Grey/Imp)

The Canon 24-105 f4L IS USM lens is bundled with some of the more advanced Canon DSLR kits. Some enterprising retailers are taking advantage of the kit bundle discounts and they sell the camera and the lens separately, partially passing some of the savings to the lens buyers. Once such case is found in the eBay Deals where eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%) is offering the white-box (does not come in outer retail packaging) Canon 24-105 f4L IS USM lens for $606 with free shipping, with a limit of 3 per customer. Over 1400 lenses got sold so far from this listing per the eBay statistics over there.

NOTE: the eBay listing has no mention of a warranty. It does not state whether the lens was split from a USA warranty kit, or if it was split from an Imported kit. To be on the safe side, assume this is an imported grey-market item. They would have probably charged more if it was a USA warranty lens.

The lens on its own in retail packaging with Canon USA warranty goes for $1000 at authorized Canon dealers (eg Adorama with boatload of free accessories). A white box option (again with no specifics on warranty) goes for $610 by AudioDealz fulfilled by Amazon (with six free lens-related accessories).

Canon Lens Instant Savings (38 options; Expire 1/2/16)

The current iteration of the Canon Lens Instant Savings expires 1/2/16. A total of 38 items are participating at the aforelinked B&H Photo page, 34 lenses and 4 flashes. There are too many to list here individually. Many of them have promotional rewards as well. Some of these offers may not return after 1/2/16, but I have no way of knowing for certain either way.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention, running in parallel, also with a 1/2/16 expiration date are the instant savings on Canon DSLRs. These are not combined purchase discounts, just discounts on the DSLR prices.

10% Rewards on 44 Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering 10% Promotional rewards on 44 different Canon and Nikon DSLR kits and Lenses. This is mostly four-figure items, such as the D810, 5D Mark III, 6D, f2.8 professional zooms, peaking with the $10,300 Nikon 500mm f4E VR which will get you $1,030 rewards to use on future B&H purchases. There are two pages of eligible items, so don’t forget to check page #2 over there. No coupon is needed. An expiration date is not mentioned. When it expires, you will no longer see it mentioned there (that’s how you’ll know it’s over).

Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM + 82mm Filter Kit + $60 rewards for $1500

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens is bundled with the Luminesque 82mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit and 4% promotional rewards (around $60) for $1500 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Free next day delivery for orders placed before Wedn 7am ET. Free regular shipping after that promotion expires.

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM with Extras for $330

If you were planning to get a Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens, a number of retailers have bundled with freebies with it, but still selling for its authorized dealer price of $330 as follows:

+ B&H Photo with free Luminesque 58mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Filter Kit and 4% promotional rewards (around $13~)

+ Focus Camera fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible) with 3pc Filter Kit, protective pouch, cap keeper, cleaning pen, cleaning clothes

+ Adorama with free Pro Optic 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit and lens cap keeper and cleaning kit and Corel Software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7)

Free 12mo Creative Cloud Photography with Canon 70-200 or 100-400

The following two Canon SLR lenses also receive a 12-month Creative Cloud Photography Plan subscription with purchase at B&H Photo, along with 4% promotional rewards on the purchase price. The lenses are the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $2000 and the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM for $2200.

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II and 12mo Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $1800

And now a lens + software bundle. For $1800 you can get the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM lens with a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $1800 with free next day delivery and 4% promotional rewards (~$72) at B&H Photo.

15% off Refurbished Canon Lenses and Flashes

There is a big burst of Holiday Specials at the official Canon USA store. This includes a 15% sale on refurbished Lenses with a 1-year warranty (68 options but many sold out already), and Flashes (5 options, all in-stock). The sale is shown in red ink, no coupon is needed.

I am highlighting some of the offers that are in-stock as of the time of writing in some of the posts below, but I can’t post about every single item – the Canon line-up is huge.

In parallel, you may also notice the offer below running over there. If you make a qualifying purchase of $500+ at the official Canon Outlet store, you will receive $50 in Canon eCash to use in future purchase. These are promotional rewards, not a gift card, so it has limitations and expiration. Details over there. Here’s the annotated banner from over there promoting it:


Refurb. Canon 55-250 IS STM w/1yr warranty for $130

The official Canon USA store has a featured refurbished SLR Lens Sale that includes the Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM with a one year warranty for $130 with free shipping… Also there, the refurbished 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS goes for $350…

Used Canon 24-105 f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $450

If you are comfortable with used SLR lenses, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens is a featured used lens sale item for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a “Condition 10” used rating. It comes in a white box, and the listing there says it is preowned but appears as new.

Canon 24-70mm f4L IS for $800

The Canon 24-70mm f4L IS is on sale for a limited time for $800 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself. At the first two, you also get 4% promotional rewards ($32~). Alternately, if you prefer accessories instead of promotional rewards, Adorama has a bundle with various lens-y accessories along with the Corel Creativity software bundle (including AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7).

In addition to that, Adorama has another listing with the same price but 10% promotional rewards (=$80~). There is an “RB” in the product code and “RW” in the item description, so I’m not sure what this means. I am not sure if RB is short for refurbished? I don’t know what “RW” is.

10% Rewards on select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses (46 options)

B&H Photo is offering for a limited time 10% promotional rewards (= 10% of the purchase price) on select Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Lenses. A total of 46 options are available. The items are intermixed, so check both pages or filter them by Canon or Nikon using the “Narrow Results” section on the left-hand-side of their website over there.

Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L USM IS for $1000

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L USM IS lens is on sale for a limited time for $1000 with free shipping and $26 promotional rewards at Adorama… Optionally you can purchase it together with accessories for a combined purchase discount under the yellow “Special Offer” segment…

10% Rewards on most Canon and Sony Lenses

If you are interested in getting any Canon SLR lenses or Sony SLR or E-mount lenses, a whole lot of them are eligible for 10% promotional rewards at Adorama. The lens are grouped by manufacturer and mount and type, starting with Canon SLR lenses and followed by Sony SLR lenses and E-mount lenses. Keep paging down to see all available options. This is a very long page, you may need to use a desktop/laptop to scroll through them effectively. Even some of the Canon tilt-shift lenses are eligible!

If you are not familiar, promotional rewards are to be used in future purchases. They are not a discount on the current purchase price, and they are not cashback you can deposit in your bank account. Click on the reward link on any product page to see all the details and terms and conditions.


Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM for $245

The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM is now on sale for $245 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo, part of their latest featured sale.

Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM with $125 promotional rewards for $1250

The EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM is now down to $1250 at authorized Canon dealers such as Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo (4% rewards) but if you like extra accessories and still want to pay $1250, Adorama has a few bundles with the following freebies:

+ $125 promotional rewards
+ ProOptic Filter Kit, Corel Software, Shade, Tether, Lens Wrap, Cleaning kit
+ $50 promotional rewards + ProOptic filter kit + cleaning kit

Canon 24-70mm f4L IS USM & $36 rewards for $800

For Canon photographers, Adorama is offering the Canon EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM along with $36 promotional rewards (to be used in a future purchase at Adorama) for $800 with free shipping… Optionally you can add to this bundle Photoshop Elements 14 for +$30 or other items. Look at the yellow “Special Offer” section for more details…

Buy Canon DSLR Kit, Get eCash towards future Lens purchase

The official Canon USA store has a two step promotion. If you buy a Canon DSLR kit right now, around 12/12/15 you will receive an email from Canon with a preset amount of eCash (promotional rewards amount). You can use that amount towards the purchase of Canon lenses by 12/31/15… This promotion EXCLUDES refurbished items… Offer ends 11/30/15 at 11:59pm ET…

Refurbished Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM with One Year Warranty for $86

Prime party in double figures for Canon photographers too, the EF 50mm f1.8 STM lens is currently on sale in refurbished condition with a one year warranty for around $86 by the Canon Outlet store… For the previously mentioned Canon specials over there, check the Canon archives here or check their Pre Black Friday sale over there…

Refurbished Canon Lenses: 55-250 for $110, 10-18 for $180, 18-200 for $330

A few lenses are on sale in refurbished condition at the Canon Outlet store including the 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S for $180, the 55-250 f4-5.6 IS STM for $110, and the 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS for $330. The other three lenses shown there are out of stock and cannot be ordered. These too come with a one year Canon USA warranty.

Imported Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II for $150

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported-grey-market lenses, B&H Photo is offering a white-box imported Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II for $150 with free expedited shipping and a one year warranty from B&H Photo.

Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $105

If you want to get the Canon 50mm f1.8 II and don’t want to deal with imported grey-market or used or iffy sellers, it is now on sale for $105 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo along with 2% promotional rewards.

Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L USM IS + $28 rewards for $1200

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L USM IS lens along with $28 promotional rewards in on sale for $1200 with free shipping and handling at Adorama.

(ENDED) Canon Lens Sale: 50/1.8 STM for $115, 24-105/4L IS for $705

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Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM for $370

The Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM lens is now on sale for $370 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (= $7.40~) at B&H Photo.

Buy select Canon products, get FREE 13-month Damage Protection from Canon (requires Activation)

At authorized dealers, Canon has a new promotion running between October 11 in 2015 and January 9 in 2016. Select products (the ones mentioning they are eligible for this on their product pages) will receive 13-months of Canon’s CarePak Plus services, offering 13 months of Damage Protection and Priority service. You have to manually activate the offer after you make an eligible purchase.

More details at Adorama and Canon USA.

Refurbished Canon Sale with 1yr warranty (56+ options)

If you want to switch or load up on Canon gear, and like the idea of one year manufacturer warranties, the official Canon USA store has launched their Columbus Day Sale featuring at least 56 items (each page has 18 items, so make sure you check all four pages over there). The sale items typically have their price in “red ink” instead of “black ink”. I will go through them and post separate on individual products of potential interest, but I don’t want you to miss out any potential great deals while I plod through them.

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)

+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)

+ refurbished Speedlite Flashes (five options)

+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

PS: if you want to see individually picked deals, pay attention to the Canon gear category here at this blog. I am going through them as we speak…

Refurbished Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS II and 55-250 IS II with 1yr warranty for $500

And now we move on to the Canon Digital Rebel T5i (T-five-i), offered at the official Canon USA in manufacturer refurbished condition with a one year warranty, bundled with the 18-55 II IS and 55-250 II IS lenses for $500 with free shipping… If instead you prefer the 55-250mm IS STM lens instead of the 55-250mm II IS, this bundle goes for $580… This is part of their Canon DSLR Deals that are part of their refurbished Columbus Day Weekend Sale

Optionally, if you purchase this (or any other refurbished Canon D-Rebel DSLR kit) with one of three eligible refurbished Canon Lenses, you can get a $20 off combined purchase discount. As of the time of writing, the three eligible refurbished EF lenses for this promotion are the 40mm f2.8 STM, the 55-250mm EF-S IS, and the 75-300mm III non-USM (but not the USM!). Eligible lenses mention this specifically (annotated screenshot crop right below):


Refurbished Canon 55-250mm II IS w/1yr warranty for $90

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 refurbished Canon Gear Sale

… 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.