Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C Lens for $130 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

If you are a fan of Prime lenses made by non-mainstream lens manufacturers, the membership website MassDrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm F/1.1 APS-C Prime Lens for $130 with free shipping for USA shoppers. Shipping is extra for non-USA shoppers. The lens is available in Canon EF-M, Fuji X, M43rds and Sony E. You select the option at checkout. It comes with a 1-year warranty. All sales are final. These will ship in late January 2018. There is no express shipping option!

If you are not familiar with MassDrop, think of them as a group buy shopping club. You have to create an account (free to join, no annual/membership fees) to see the prices and details of a product. Orders do not ship right away like Amazon. It’s the opposite of Prime. Orders can take weeks to months before they ship because of the nature of group buys. Sales are final. Some items come with a manufacturer warranty, others don’t. Some are purchased directly from the manufacturer, others through third parties.

If you hate waiting, then mayhaps it’s not for you. You can instead go for near-instant gratification with the B&H FREE Next Day delivery of various products 🙂

Refurbished Canon DSLRs and Ms sale (60 options)

Canon is running some more holiday promotions on various refurbished DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Since these can sell out quickly, I’m posting them now instead of waiting until I can find time to go through them, because some of the good deals can (and do) sell out before I can find time to “digest” them:

+ manufacturer 60 refurbished DSLRs and M Mirrorless cameras

+ some unconventional/uncommon kits among these new condition cameras

Refurbished Canon Outlet Sale (29 options)

The official Canon USA store is running a refurbished DSLR (mostly) sale featuring 26 different kits. Since these sell out quickly, I’m posting this right away because if I wait until I can find time to dissect it, more of them will likely sell out.

Separately they have a clearance sale of three items, headlined by the manufacturer refurbished Canon 5D Mark II (yes, Mark TWO) for $1599 with free shipping. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

Refurbished Canon EF-M Lenses: 18-150 for $180, 55-200 for $150 w/1-YR Warranty

The Canon EF-M mirrorless offers don’t sell out as fast as the Canon EF/EF-S DSLR cameras and lenses when they are put on sale at the official Canon USA outlet store with the 1-year Canon USA warranty. So it’s music to your EF-M ears. Which brings us to a refurbished Canon EF-M Lens sale with the following lenses in-stock as of the time of writing, all refurbished below:

+ EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM for $130
+ EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Graphite for $180
+ EF-M 55–200mm f/4.5–6.3 IS STM for $150
+ all refurbished

Refurbished Canon M10 w/15-45mm + 1-YR W for $279 [also: refurb M3 w/18-55 for $349]

This went for $329 last week, but as of this recheck, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon M10 with 15-45mm for $279 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty from the official Canon USA Outlet store. Of interest if interested in a “take pictures with” kit for the Canon mirrorless system. Both the black and the white color schemes are in-stock as of the time of writing.

UPDATE: another model has dropped since last week, the refurbished Canon M3 with 18-55 has dropped from $399 to $349. Both the black and the white color schemes are in-stock as of the time of writing.

Buy Canon M6 Kits, Get the EVF-DC1 for $100 more

The official Canon USA store, in NEW condition this time, is offering a Canon M6 combined purchase discount, if you buy one of the Canon M6 kits (four options, body, with 15-45, Video Kit, two lens kit) AND the Canon EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder, together in the same shopping cart, you pay only $100 more for the EVF-DC1. These are new condition!

You can find this offer at some authorized dealers, for example, at Adorama, expand the yellow “Special Offer” section and you’ll see the option.

Refurbished Canon M3 Body w/1-YR W for $329 [or w/15-45 for $399]

If you already have Canon mirrorless system lenses, or you are planning to use the lens mount adapter, or don’t want/need the “with 15-45mm” kits, another Canon mirrorless camera on the way out is the M3. The body remains available with some free accessories for $429 at Adorama, same price as mid early November when we posted the Mirrorless Price Charts.

But if you want to shave $100 off that price, and still get a 1-year warranty from Canon, you can get it for $329 in manufacturer refurbished condition (manurefurb) where it is one of the 38 cameras in their refurbished iLC sale.

It is in-stock as of the time of writing. I’m including this phrase in the Canon refurbished deal posts because some of the offers they have there are “out of stock” and cannot be ordered. By typing it in, it’s another safeguard in preventing me from posting unpurchasable deals 🙂

UPDATE: but if you want a “take pictures with” kit, you can get it in either black or white for $399 with a 1-year warranty in manufacturer refurbished condition. Both colors are in-stock as of the time of writing.

Refurbished Canon M10 w/15-45 + 1-YR W for $329

Another sale promotion featuring 38 refurbished Canon DSLRs and MiLCs is now in-progress at the official Canon USA outlet store, offering 1-year warranties on their manufacturer refurbished products as usual.

If you are curious about the Canon mirrorless system, but don’t want to break the bank, one of these offers, in-stock as of the time of writing, is the manurefurb (new proposed LOL term for “manufacturer + refurbished”) Canon M10 with 15-45mm in the black or the white color scheme for $329.

This is an older model on its way out (no longer available at Adorama or B&H), but you can get it in new condition for $450 by Samy’s Camera thru Amazon. This was already off the radar when we posted the Mirrorless Price Chart in early November 2017.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II for $249 [X/E/EF-M]

From Macros to Fisheyes! The Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II lens is on sale for $249 in three different mirrorless systems, Fuji X, Sony E, and Canon EF-M by Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurbished Canons: 38+ DSLR kits and 97+ Lenses

There are so many refurbished sales at Canon I can’t process/post them all individually right now, so here is are the overview listing. I don’t know why they create so many listings, and I don’t know if there is complete or partial overlap between the categories. It is situations like these where it would really help if I was IBM’s Watson and could start 200 background process to sort it out!

+ 38 refurbished DSLR kits
+ 21 refurbished DSLR kit
+ nine refurbished DSLR kits

+ 97 refurbished lenses and flashes and such
+ 11 refurbished lenses
+ 7 refurbished lenses (some are EF-M)
+ 6 refurbished lenses
+ 3 refurbished lenses

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $449 (Sony E) or $479 (EF-M or Fuji X)

If bright primes are you thing, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens is on sale for $449 in the Sony E system, and $479 in the Fuji X or Canon EF-M in the black color schemes at B&H Photo, another one of their 110+ just launched Black Friday Sales.

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)

Pay $50 more to get either the Canon EVF-DC1 or Mount Adapter Together with Canon M6 Kit Purchaase

The Canon M6 dropped $100 since we posted the Mirrorless Price Charts, currently going for $680 body only and $800 with 15-45 at authorized dealers such as Amazon and Adorama.

But the official Canon USA outlet store has two optional combined purchase discounts on the new condition Canon M6 kits (not the refurbished). Thanks to a combined purchase discount, you can get either the EVF-DC1 for $50 more or the Mount Adapter (EF/S lenses to EF-M bodies) for $50 more. I don’t know if you can get both discounts if you add them all to your shopping cart.

Canon M100 with 15-45mm and EF-EOS M Mount Adapter (EF/EF-S lenses on EF-M bodies) for $550

And now to the Canon mirrorless system we go. The new condition Canon M100 with 15-45mm goes for $500 with some free accessories at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

However, if you also want to buy the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M together with the camera, the official Canon USA store’s Pre-Black Friday sale has a promotion that gets you a $150 off combined purchase discount if you buy together in the same shopping cart:

+ new condition Canon M100 with 15-45mm
+ new condition Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M (allows Canon EF or EF-S lenses to be mounted on EF-M mirrorless cameras)

This offer is mentioned on the product pages of both eligible cameras and the Mount Adapter.

The price math is this: $500 + $200 – $150 = $550 total.

In-stock now: Canon M100 mirrorless kits

B&H is back after the holidays and with it are the new Canon M100 mirrorless kits, available in various kits with the M100 w/15-45mm going for $599 in black or white, while the two lens kit (15-45, 55-200) goes for $949 in the same two color schemes.

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II for $249 (Sony E, Canon EF-M) or $259 (Fuji X)

If you are a fan of the Sony E system, it’s your lucky lens day! The new condition Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC Fisheye II lens in either the silver or the black color scheme is on sale for $249 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself.

The options for other systems vary. The Canon EF-M is also going for $249 at Amazon and Adorama, while the Fuji X version goes for $259 at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Canon Mirrorless w/1-YR Warranty: M10 w/15-45 and two Grips for $399; M3 with 18-55 and EVF-DC1 EVF for $499

Three of the four refurbished Olympus refills of yesterday continue (the E-M10 II and silver Pen-F) to be in-stock as of the time of writing, and so do many of the Canon Pumpkin Spice Sales.

A couple of them are “take pictures with” kits if you want to try out the Canon Mirrorless system without spending too much money on it. Both the M3 and M10 mirrorless cameras are starting to fade out in new condition from authorized dealers (eg a number of kits are gone from B&H and Adorama).

Both of the kits offered by the Canon USA store come with a full 1-year warranty and they also come with free accessories to make them more tempting…

Canon M10

The refurbished Canon M10 with 15-45mm EF-M in the black color scheme goes for $399 and includes two free BG-E3 grips, one brown, one black. They go for $24 each on their own. You can keep the extra grips but they are also simple enough to sell or trade with photo-friends…

In new condition, this kit goes for $450 at Adorama without the two free BG-E3 grips. So mayhaps the grips are the deciding factor?

Canon M3

Meanwhile the refurbished Canon M3 with 18-55 IS STM EF-M goes for $499 and it has a freebie of its own, the EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder included automatically by Canon’s outlet store while this promotion is running…

In new condition, this kit is not available at B&H and Adorama, but you can get the M3 body only with the usual freebies (NOT the EVF-DC1 EVF) for $429 at Adorama. The EVF-DC1 is a more expensive freebie, it goes for around $200 on its own, and it’s more versatile, you can also use it with the G3 X and G1 X II rawsumers, which by the way are also on sale as part of the Pumpkin Sale.

PS: it appears we have an impromptu theme today, long-ass/long-winded posts 🙂

Canon M5 Options: refurb w/full warranty for $750, new with Pixma PRO 100 Printer for $959 after MIR

The Canon M5 body only mirrorless camera goes for $929 at authorized dealers, some of which are offering free accessories with it, such as Adorama.

Or it can participate in the Pixma AMEX MIR promotions, such as B&H Photo where you can get the M5 body only along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its trusty SG-201 sidekick (50pk 13×19 inch photo paper) for $959 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card).

Or if you just want the Canon M5 body only kit, without freebies or printers, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $750 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the official Canon USA store.

Pre-order new Canon M100 mirrorless camera

Canon is back with their renewed interest in their mirrorless system. They have a new camera, the M100, that will be available in two options. For $600, with the 15-45mm kit lens, and for $950 with the 15-45 and the 55-200 lenses. They are available in black or white and pre-ordering is available at B&H Photo and Aamzon itself and Adorama.

With this announcement, mirrorless cameras “scored an equalizer”, making the score 8 vs 8 in DSLR vs Mirrorless among the New Cameras of 2017.

LIVE NOW (Free to Watch): Canon M5 and M6 Online Class

LIVE NOW and FREE to Watch during this promotional period at CreativeLIVE is a Fast Start class on the Canon M5 and M6 by John Greengo. You may need a Flash enabled browser if you are not seeing video on a browser without or if you have turned off video-playback and such in your browser.

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.

Rokinon 12mm f2 MF (two variations) for $289 [four mirrorless systems]

More Rokinon action at Adorama, with two variations of the 12mm f2 manual focus lens on sale for $289 each along with $6~ promotional rewards and free shipping at Adorama until 5/7/17.

The Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Manual Focus is offered in four mirrorless systems: Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Canon M.

Meanwhile the Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 Ultra Wide manual focus lens is offered in Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E.

Pre-order new Canon M6 mirrorless

Meanwhile Canon is slowly started to take mirrorless a bit more seriously than Nikon, and today they have revealed a brand new EF-M mirrorless camera, the M6. This 24mp APS-C camera is available in three official kits, the body only for $779, the with 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $900, and the with 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1279. Pre-orders are accepted as follows, with a late March 2017 release guestimate:

Canon M6 pre-orders

Both the 15-45mm and 18-150mm lenses are f3.5-6.3 IS STM. It is not a typo 🙂 Also part of this new product group is the Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder available for pre-ordering in either silver or black (sorry, no Raiders edition) for $249.

This camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 page, making this the fifth mirrorless camera to be announced this year (along with the Panasonic GH5 and GX850 and the Fuji X-T20 and GFX 50S).

Canon M3 w/18-55 Video Creator Kit and $50 Gift Card (or lots of free extras) for $599

The Canon M3 with 18-55 Video Creator Kit (an official Canon bundle that includes the Rode VideoMic Go microphone, a 32GB memory card and a Canon bag) is bundled with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card (electronic delivery) for $599 at B&H Photo

If instead of a $50 gift card you prefer a boatload of free extra accessories, at Adorama you get the Corel software kit (Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9, etc) and a 52mm filter kit, and a 16GB Delkin SDHC and a cleaning kit… Another sign Canon is taking mirrorless more seriously than they used to 🙂

Refurbished with 1-Year Warranty: Canon M3 with 18-55 and Mount Adapter (EF to M) for $350

And now some mirrorless action at the Canon USA webstore, you can get the manufacturer refurbished with 1-year warranty Canon M3 with EF-M 18-55 IS STM along with a FREE refurbished EF lenses to EOS-M cameras mount adapter, all together for $350 in the black color scheme.

UPDATE: if you don’t need the 18-55 lens, the refurbished M3 body only also gets the free mount adapter, for $300 with a 1-year warranty.

PS: the free mount adapter promotion expires 12/31/16 or earlier if they run out.

(ENDED) Rokinon RK50M-E 50mm F1.2 AS UMC MF for $359 (EF-M) or $399 (X)

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Pre-order new Canon M5 Mirrorless for $980

Some thought the day would never come, but here it is, a more serious Canon mirrorless camera, the brand new Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera available in three official kits: body only for $980, with 15-45 for $1100 and with 18-150 for $1480. Pre-orders of these three are available at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Black Friday 2016, which is *GASP* just two months away :)… This has been added to the Interesting New Cameras of 2016 tracking page…

Coming along for the Canon EF-M system is a new superzoom lens, the EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM, available in either black or silver, with a pre-order price of $500 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Official Video Creator Kits for the Canon 80D and M3

Canon has launched official Video Creator Kits for the Canon 80D w/18-135mm kit and the Canon M3 w/18-55 kit. They are available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $2050 and $900 respectively.

Canon M3 Body Only & Extras & Corel Software for $429

Two curiosities with one purchase, if you are curious about both Canon’s mirrorless cameras and the Corel imaging software, Adorama has a Canon EOS M3 Body Only bundle for $429 with free shipping that includes the M3 Body Only kit, the Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and PSP X8), a 16GB Toshi SD, a Lowepro shoulder bag, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Canon M3 with 18-55mm and EF-EOS M Mount Adapter and Canon EVF-DC1 EVF for $602

If you are curious about the Canon Mirrorless system, there’s a practical bundle available at Adorama. They offer the Canon M3 with the 18-55mm lens and EF-EOS M lens mount adapter for $599 with free expedited shipping. But you are not done yet. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” segment. The first option there is to add the Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder (for G1 X Mark II, G3X & EOS M3 Cameras) for just $2.58 more. Just press the blue “Add to Bundle” button and then below it the green “Add Bundle to Cart” and proceed as usual.

Annotated screenshot crop below if you are not familiar with the layout of their website:


Pre-order Canon 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM EF-M for $299

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.

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.

Free GR-E3 Grip with Canon M10 purchase (two options)

The official Canon USA Store is offering a free Canon GR-E3 grip with the purchase of one of these two Canon M10 mirrorless kits: the white M10 with 15-45mm for $450 or the black M10 two-lens kit (15-45, 55-200) for $680… This is as much of a discount as it is an availability situation – the only place I can find the grip for purchase is Canon’s own store (as of the time of writing)…

Handevision 40mm f0.85 for $800 (E/X/m43/EF-M)

Bright prime time for mirrorless shooters, the Handevision 40mm f0.85 lens is on sale for a limited time for $800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-mount, and Canon EF-M mirrorless.

Canon EOS M3 body with EVF-DC1 for $448

The Canon EOS M3 body only can be bundled with the Canon EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder for an extra $19. The M3 goes for $429~ plus $19~ for $448~ total. At B&H Photo the offer pops up when you visit the product page… At Adorama you have to expand the yellow “Special Offer” section… This is a limited time offer…

Canon M3 body only with FREE accessories for $430

The Canon M3 mirrorless body only kit is now on sale for $430 with free shipping at Adorama with these free accessories as well: Lowepro bag, 16GB Toshiba SD, cleaning kit and Corel Software Kit (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X8)… This was going for $580 last week (see Mirrorless Price Charts)…