Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM with Extras for $449

On the zooming side of EF, the new condition Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is on sale for $449 with free shipping and a handful of free accessories at Adorama: 67mm filters kit, Slinger neooprene lens pouch, a new Corel software bundle, a lens cap tether and a cleaning kit.

The new Corel software bundle is better for creatives, it has four titles, all for creatiives: AfterShot 3, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio X9, and Painter Essentials 5. The previous Corel bundle had five titles but two of them were not for the creatives. Painter Essentials is the addition with the new version.

Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens (Nikon F) for $199

This offer continues (or returned) as of a late 12/13/17 recheck…

The new condition Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for the Nikon F mount is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo…

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 Olympus 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO (m43) for $1050

Also in-stock as of the time of writing at the Olympus USA store is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO micro four thirds lens for $1050 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

This goes for $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 ED PRO (m43) for $900

Don’t stop believing Olympus M43rds fans! The manufacturer refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.2 ED PRO micro four thirds lens is now in-stock and shipping at the Olympus USA store for $900 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. It had been out of stock earlier in the week.

This goes for $1200 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

This is one of two lenses currently listed at the Olympus USA store. Mayhaps they are/were saving them for “Green Monday”? [total speculation]

Nikon FX Lens Sale: 24/1.8 for $700, 24-70/2.8 for $1700, 35/1.4 for $1500, 80-400 for $2100

Nikon also has some FX lenses on sale at B&H Photo as follows:

+ 24mm f/1.8G ED AF-S for $697

+ 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S for $1697

+ 35mm f/1.4G AF-S for $1497

+ 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S for $2097

+ they also get 4% promotional rewards

Nikon DX Lens Sale: 10/2.8 Fisheye for $600, 12-24/4 for $950, 17-55/2.8 for $1200

Sunday has also brought some new Nikon DX DSLR lenses with the following sale prices at B&H Photo:

+ 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED AF-S DX for $947

+ 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX AF Fisheye for $597

+ 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX AF-S for $1197

+ they also earn 4% promotional rewards

(OUT OF STOCK) Refurbished Olympus 25/1.2 PRO for $900, 12-100/4 IS for $1050

Arggh, these tricked me. They are both out of stock and cannot be ordered 🙁

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(OUT OF STOCK) Olympus Outlet Store returns with two $1000 PRO lenses

As of a 11/8/17 AM recheck, these are out of stock and cannot be ordered, but they have also been discounted…

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Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG HSM OS Macro with 4% Rewards for $569 [C/N/A/Si]

The new condition Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG HSM OS Macro lens is on sale for $569 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($28~ to be used in the future) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony A, and Sigma systems.

If you prefer free lens-y accessories instead of 4% promotional rewards, you can get them as such at Adorama where they are backordered, but you can still order them if you want to lock the price.

In-Stock Now: Sony 16/1.4 DC DN (E, m43) and Canon 135/4L TS-E Macro Tilt-Shift Lens

More new lenses are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo, let’s round them all together for a 2-for-1 in blog post savings 🙂

+ Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN for $449 in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds

+ Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens for $2199
+ yes, the dream of the 90s is alive, macro tilt-shift for the EF system!
+ the other two are still in pre-order status: TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift and TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift. Each going for $2199. A used Honda Civic gets you all three 🙂

Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS + $100 Gift Card for $648

This is the lowest priced lens so far that gets a $100 gift certificate from Adorama, it is the new condition Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II Power O.I.S going for $648 with free expedited shipping… No promotional rewards on this one… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Panasonic 100-400 f4-6.3 OIS + $100 Gift Card for $1798

And now to the bodybuilder zooms! The new condition Panasonic 100-400mm f4-6.3 Power O.I.S. micro four thirds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama certificate for $1798 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. No promotional rewards on this one… You can optionally triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonic…

Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Macro OIS with $100 Gift Certificate and $32 Rewards for $798

It’s not just zooms! M43rds primes too get a $100 certificate at Adorama, it is the new condition Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit Mega O.I.S micro four thirds lens going for $798 with $32 promotional rewards and a $100 Adorama gift certificate, along with free expedited shipping… Optionally you can triple the original warranty by filing with Panasonica…

Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS with $100 Gift Card for $998

Here comes another Panasonic M43 lens that is getting a free gift certificate from Adorama, this time it is the new condition Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS with a $100 gift certificate going for $998 with free expedited shipping. No promotional rewards on this guy though.

Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 II OIS with $100 Gift Certificate and $36 Rewards for $898

But wait, there’s more! The new condition Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 II Power O.I.S. micro four thirds lens is bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate for a limited time, along with $36~ promotional rewards at its current price of $898 with free expedited shipping at Adorama… You can optionally triple the original 1-year warranty by filing with Panasonic…

PS: this is a good opportunity to search for your favorite Panasonic lenses at Adorama to see if they too are getting free gift certificates!

Panasonic 7-14mm f4 Lens with $100 Gift Certificate and $32 Rewards for $798 [M43]

We already mentioned a number of Panasonic cameras getting free gift cards at Adorama, but it looks like this promotion is also covering some lenses as well! The new condition Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f4 goes for $798 with free expedited shipping and $32~ promotional rewards AND a $100 Adorama gift certificate! The offer continues as long as you see the $100 gift certificate mentioned in the listing.

(ENDED) Wedn at KEH Camera: 10% off Cameras, 15% off Lenses, 20% Accessories on select products from 13 Photography Manufacturers (Pentax, Oly, Zeiss, Pana, Contax, Minolta, Sigma, Tammy, Voigt, Etc)

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(ENDED) 7artisans 50mm F1.1 Fixed Lens for Leica M Mount for $295

This lightning deal expired…

Good until 10pm ET, you can get the new condition 7artisans 50mm F1.1 Fixed Lens for Leica M Mount Cameras for $295~ with free shipping, sold by 3rd-party with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible. The price before the sale was $369. It has just three customer reviews, one happy, two unhappy. Some research is probably necessary if you more not already familiar with this.

For the latest Lightning Deals action, follow the Gold Box Yellow Brick Road.

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD w/$16 Rewards for $399 [C/N/A]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF is on sale for $399 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($16~ to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and also at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon at both places. The Pentax K version is not only, while the Sony Alpha is on sale but only at B&H Photo.

(ENDED) 10% off Lenses at KEH with coupon (1500+ options)

This 24-hour coupon expired… If you missed it, fear not, KEH has coupons on a regular basis…

Lensaholics of the world unite and take over! Good until Friday 11:59pm ET today, coupon code LENS12A gets you 10% off Lenses at KEH Camera. And any used purchases you make until 12/31/17 in condition “BGN” (Bargain) or better get you a 365-day warranty instead of the usual 180-day warranty. Over 1500 options are available as of the time of writing.

PS: items in worse than “BGN” condition (eg, AS IS or Ugly) are not eligible.

Tokina 100mm f2.8 AT-X Macro for $350 [C/N]

Macro time! The new condition Tokina 100mm f2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D lens is on sale for $350 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama for a limited time in the Canon and Nikon systems.

Ends Thur PM: Pentax Lens Instant Savings (24 options)

Last call! The current Pentax Lens Instant Savings promotion is expiring at 11:59pm ET on Thursday at B&H Photo, featuring 24 lens options, with a mix of zooms and primes, and prices ranging from $92 (50mm f1.8DA) to $4000 (560mm f5.6).

Last Call (ends Thur 4:15pm ET): Zeiss Milvus Sale [C/N]

The current Zeiss Milvus lens sale for Canon and Nikon SLR systems expires at the very specific time of Thursday 12/1/17 at 4:15pm eastern time at B&H Photo, so this is a Last Call alert if you are interested. The lenses are:

+ Milvus 15mm f2.8 for $2294
+ Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for $1955
+ Milvus 21mm f2.8 for $1568
+ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 for $1700
+ Milvus 50mm f2M for $1093
+ Milvus 50mm f1.4 for $1020
+ Milvus85mm f1.4 for $1530
+ Milvus 100mm f2 for $1568
+ Milvus 135mm f2 for $1870

+ a number of them earn 4% promotional rewards as well, which yield a nice amount considering the prices

Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye for $199 [8 systems]

How do lenses have babies? The mystery remains, and also remaining until 12/2/17 PM is a Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye instant savings sale for $199 with free shipping and $8~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo in select DSLR (Canon, Nikon, Pentax K, Sony A) and mirrornyet systems (M43rds, Fuji X, Sony E, Samsung NX).

Tokina 12-28mm f4 ATX PRO for $239 [Canon]

For Canon only, the new condition Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro APS-C is on sale for $239 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until Saturday 12/2/17 at 11:59pm ET (note however that B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM, so plan accordingly). No coupon, no rebate, just add to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout… For more sales, check their Featured Deals page

Canon Lens Discounts with Coupon [updated]

Entering coupon code CAMDDX388 in the shopping cart (requires email address) drops further the prices of select Canon Lenses at Adorama for a limited time…

+ Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM with extras for $675

+ Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens with extras for $1169

+ Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM with extras for $1799

+ Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM with extras for $1529

+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM with extras for $1709

Pre-order new M-mount lenses: Voigt 40/1.2, Leica 75/1.2

Two new Leica M-mount lenses are coming up in the next few weeks and they are available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. They have been added to the New Lenses of 2017 page as well…

+ Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical for $899

+ Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH for $12,795

(OLDER POST) Samyang 24mm T1.5 VDSLR II sale

The Samyang lens deal went live… Check the prices and latest action in the Gold Box at the Gold Box Yellow Brick Road of posts

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(ENDED) Samyang 24mm T1.5 VDSLR II Cine Lens for $545 (Sony E) and $623 (Sony A) [ends Fri 2:19am ET]

This particular lightning deal expired, but Samyang/Rokinon lenses are occasional guests of the Lightning Deals…

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Adorama On Instant Savings of Many Brands

UPDATE 11/28/17 PM: some of the individual offers within the various manufacturer instant savings promotions expired, some continue, I have no way of remembering which is what…

The clock is ticking on Cyber Monday but if you a last minute shopper, here’s a list of the various brand-centric Instant Savings promotions, nicely organized at Adorama:

+ NOTE: there are multiple pages of options for most brands below; you can increase “Per Page” to 30 or 60 if you want to reduce “next paging”

+ Zeiss Lenses (3 pages)

+ Sigma Lenses (3 pages)

+ Tokina Lenses (1 page)

+ Tamron Lenses (1 page)

+ Fuji Cameras (3 pages)

+ Panasonic Cameras (2 pages)

+ Olympus Cameras and Lenses (2 pages)

+ Canon Cameras and more (5 pages)

+ Nikon Cameras (2 pages)

+ Sony Cameras and Lenses (3 pages)

+ Microsoft Surfaces (1 page)

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 Fisheye for $349 [C/N/K/E]

If you are a fan of fish and eyes, you may also be a fan of fisheye lenses! The Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (around $7~) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems, and the Sony E mirrornyet systems.

Free Battery Grips with D500, D750, D810; Free $80 Rewards with 24-70/2.8E for $2197, Etc

There are plenty of Nikon Sales at B&H Photo, including the professional Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens for $2197 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards which are about $88 to be spent in future purchases at B&H.

A variety of DSLRs and lenses are participating, including the free battery grip promotions for the Nikon D500 kits and the Nikon D810 kits and the Nikon D750 kits.

No free battery grip for the D850. I suspect some photographers would be willing to give Nikon a battery grip for a chance to get the D850 🙂 Speaking of the D850, I just rechecked, it remains in pre-order/backorder at B&H and Adorama, and at the all-encompassing and all-frustrating when you are waiting for a new camera to arrive “temporarily out of stock” at Amazon.

Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art Lens with FREE Sigma USB Dock for $1199 [C/N]

The new condition Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Dock for $1199 with free expedited shipping until Monday at 11:59pm ET at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon or Canon systems.

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 with FREE MZ Lens Hood for $599 [Sony E]

How do you create an anime name for a lens manufacturer? You replace the last “n” with a “u”! Another B&H Photo Cyber Monday deal, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for the Sony E-system, bundled with the Mitakon Zhongyi Lens Hood for Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for FREE for a limited time, is offered for $599 with free expedited shipping. Mitakou Assemble!

Nikon and Canon Cyber Monday at B&H

The Cyber Monday party continues at B&H with two nicely organized pages that outline their featured Nikon sales and their featured Canon sales. These are a mix of DSLRs, lenses, fixed lens cameras, and in the case of Canon mirrorless too. Click on the “Load More” at the bottom of the Canon listing to see more options!

Monday Only System Switch Temptation: Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II with TRIO of F2.8 PRO ZOOMS + Battery Grip + More for $2752 [VS $4400+ in NEW Condition]

On the PRO side of things in the Olympus Outlet Store you get 20% off with coupon code CYBERSAVINGS on the Olympus E-M5 II PRO KIT listing which goes for $3440 before coupon. Entering the coupon in the shopping cart (you don’t have to sign-in or sign-up to enter/test the coupon), drops the price of $2752 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. The sale ends on actual Cyber Monday at 11:59pm ET.

For $2752, you get the following manufacturer refurbished items:

+ Olympus E-M5 II body black
+ Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 M34ds lens
+ Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 M43rds lens
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 M43rds lens
+ Olympus HLD-8 Grip/Battery Holder
+ Olympus BLN-1 battery
+ Olympus CBG-10 System Bag

Price-checking these in new condition and with the current Black Cyber-Friday Monday sales at authorized dealers such as Adorama has these new condition prices:

+ the trio of f2.8 PRO zooms goes for $3200 ($1300 + $1100 + $800)
+ the E-M5 II body only goes for $800
+ that’s $4000 already
+ the battery grip goes for $173
+ the extra BLN-1 battery goes for $50
+ the Olympus CBG-10 System Bag goes for $190
+ total of $4413

So you are paying $1660 less than the new condition prices! A system switch temptation? A stock up purchase?

Lensbaby Limited Edition Velvet & Twist Gift Set for $1000 [C/N/E]

Lensbabies have been growing up and getting fancier, if you are a fan of, you are in luck, because B&H Photo has the Lensbaby Limited Edition Velvet & Twist Gift Set on sale for $1000 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon DSLR systems, and the Sony E mirrornyet system. This set includes two custom cases, the 60 Optic with straight body, and the Velvet 56/1.6 and 85/1.8 lenses, along with a strap and cleaning cloth.

Zeiss Milvus Prime Sale: 15/2.8 for $2294, 18/2.8 for $1955, 21/2.8 for $1568, 35/1.4 for $1700, 100/2 for $1568, 135/2 for $1870, And More! [C/N]

One of the benefits of having a Canon or Nikon DSLR system is that you have premium Zeiss lenses available for you and a handful of their C/N Milvus primes are available on sale as part of the Black-Cyber Fri-Monday festivities at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Milvus 15mm f2.8 for $2294

+ Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for $1955

+ Milvus 21mm f2.8 for $1568

+ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 for $1700

+ Milvus 50mm f2M for $1093

+ Milvus 50mm f1.4 for $1020

+ Milvus85mm f1.4 for $1530

+ Milvus 100mm f2 for $1568

+ Milvus 135mm f2 for $1870

+ a number of them earn 4% promotional rewards as well, which yield a nice amount considering the prices

Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC for $374 [Pentax only]

And the winner of the Rokinon lightning deal lottery is…. PENTAX! Of the seven mount options on the same listing, the only one that went on a lightning deal is the Pentax version of the Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC lens for the very specific price of $373.62 with free shipping. Offer ends Monday at 2:30am ET or earlier if sold out.

Used Fuji GF 23mm f4 R LM WR for $1229 [GFX/MF]

The new condition Fuji GF 23mm f4 R LM WR medium format lens for their GFX Medium Format System is on sale for the Black-Cyber-Monday sales for $2050 at authorized dealers such as Adorama… But if you want to save more, you can get it in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $1229 by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (3rd-party sellers not eligible) thanks to a limited time 20% off automatic in-cart discount.

PS: it’s easier to do 80% off the price, than 20% off the price and subtract that from the full amount 🙂

Olympus 60mm f2.8 MACRO [m43] for $300

The Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro (M43rds) lens went for $500 in new condition last week but now, thanks to the new Olympus Lens Instant Savings, the lens is going for $300 in new condition at Amazon and at Adorama and at B&H Photo along with $12 promotional rewards at Ado and B&H.

Zeiss Batis Full Lens Kit with Zeiss UV Filters (Sony E) for $5096

Zeiss temptations! One of the B&H Cyber Monday Specials is the new condition Zeiss Batis Full Lens Kit with UV Filters for Sony E set offered for $5096 with free expedited shipping.

The set includes the four Batis lenses, 18/2.8, 25/2, 85/1.8 and 135/2.8 along with four Carl Zeiss T* UV filters. One 77mm and three 67mm. The filters on their own go for $400. The lenses purchased individually total for $5096 BUT they don’t come with the Zeiss T* UV filters. So the bundle gets you the four CZ T* UV filters versus buying the lenses individually.

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.

Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro [M43] for $99

OMG how did I miss this? The new condition Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro Micro Four Thirds lens is on sale for $99 with free shipping and $4 promotional rewards at Adorama and at the Olympus USA store and at B&H Photo where it is another one of their hot 140+ B&H Black Friday Sales (there are two pages of deals there)…

(ENDED) KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used: Hasselblad H2 (H1 U) MF Body for $365, Olympus 14-45/3.5-5.6 [FT/DSLR] for $29+, Canon BG-E3 for $7.50+, Etc

These offers expired…

NOTE that all your eligible USED purchases (“BGN” or better condition) at KEH until 12/31/17 automatically get a 365-day warranty instead of their usual 180-day warranty. No coupon is needed for this. Conditions worse than “BGN”, such as “AS IS” or “UG” (Ugly) are not and were not eligible for the 365/180-day warranties.

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(OLDER POST) Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC

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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

Refurbished Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II w/1-YR W for $900

The latest model is the Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III lens that goes with an “L flagship” price of $1999 in new condition at authorized Canon dealers like Amazon and such. The previous generation is the “II” and it goes for $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama.

But if you want to save even more, you can get the second generation model, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II as manufacturer refurbished for $900 at the Canon USA store with a 1-year Canon warranty. It is in-stock as of this post.

Refurbished Canon 35mm f2 IS USM w/1-YR W for $380

The new condition Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens goes for $499 at authorized Canon USA dealers such as Adorama and Adorama and Amazon. But if you are comfortable with refurbished…

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