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Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II SD 128GB $68, 64GB $39


More great deals on high-speed Lexar SD cards.

This deal is only a few dollars more than an Amazon Lightning Deal which sold out in only two hours, last month.

These are UHS-II Speed Class 3 cards rated up to 150MB/s read. Note that all Canon cameras at this time don’t support the UHS-II interface, but this card is backwards compatible and will operate as a fast UHS-I card. This is fantastic pricing for a fast card that is future-proof for later camera offerings.

EF 100-400mm (Old Version) for $1299 at Adorama via eBay


Adorama via eBay is clearing out the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM (old version) for $1299.00.

This is a great price if you’re not interested in shelling out for the new EF 100-400mm II ($2199).

This is also notable as the price of $1299.00 is below Canon’s Minimum Advertised Price of $1499 for this lens. We’re not sure if this is a special exemption or an indication that Canon’s MAP policy is being relaxed.

SanDisk Deals: 2x64GB Extreme Pro SD $79, 2x64GB Extreme CF $99


B&H Photo Video has great 2-pack SanDisk deals:

B&H has 2-Packs of SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro UHS-I SDXC U-3 for $79.95. These are UHS class 3 cards rated at 95 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write. Excellent savings, just one card goes for $55!

B&H also has 2-Packs of SanDisk 64GB Extreme CompactFlash for $99.99. These are UDMA 7 cards rated at 120 MB/s read and 85 MB/s write, slightly slower (but less expensive) than the recent Lexar card deals.

New EF 50mm f/1.8 STM In Stock and Available to Ship Today


The recently announced Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is now in-stock and available to ship out today at most major stores, including B&H, Adorama, and Amazon.

At a price of only $125.00, we’re extremely impressed with the value they’ve delivered in this refresh. They have resolved all of our biggest gripes about the original version, and it is a great upgrade even if you have the original:

  • A metal mount, not plastic (the older 50mm f/1.8 Mk I with a metal mount sells for $200+ used!)
  • A more accurate and quieter STM focusing motor
  • Rounded aperture blades, and 7 of them, for smoother bokeh
  • Reduced minimum focusing distance

When readers ask us “I only have a 18-55 kit lens, what’s a good next lens to buy?”, our go-to lenses used to be the 50mm f/1.8 II or 50mm f/1.4 USM. Now it’s this new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, hands down. It allows an aspiring photographer to experience prime lenses — shooting with wider apertures to achieve shallow depth of field, and moving your feet to re-frame rather than standing and zooming — all without breaking the bank. At $125, a fantastic price point, we’re expecting this lens to be very popular.

Canon Memorial Day Sale on Select Refurbished Bodies


The Canon Refurbished Store started a sale tonight on select refurbished bodies.

They also have the refurbished EOS 6D ($1299.00) and refurbished EOS 5D Mark III ($2199.00), but our readers know that the brand new street prices of $1249 and $2239 are better deals — especially as our street price authorized dealers do not collect tax to most states.

The EF 50mm f/1.8 II is now $79.99 refurbished as well, but note that has now been replaced with the new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM for $125.00 (Brand New), which is scheduled to start shipping today.

B&H DealZone: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for $269


Today’s B&H DealZone (one-day deal) is the Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon for only $269.00. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen (by over $100.) Please note this is a “DC” lens that can only be used on crop-sensor bodies. The price on this lens has dropped significantly since its introduction at $479.

We’re not surprised the Sigma is being cleared out, as the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is giving the Sigma a run for its money at only $249 (B&H) after a $50 instant rebate. The Canon lens is a bit shorter on the telephoto end and slightly slower on the wide end, but comes with very handy image-stabilization.

Instant Rebate on Zeiss Lenses for Canon — Up to $300 Off


In addition to Canon lenses, we track prices on the whole range of third-party lenses. Zeiss kicked off a rare instant rebates on Zeiss lenses — savings range from $100 to $300 on a wide range of Zeiss lenses for Canon EF mount. It appears that everything is discounted except the 55mm Otus.

The discounts we’re seeing here are likely due to continuing strength of the US dollar vs. other currencies. Just as Canon has been forced to lower their prices (using mail-in rebates), no doubt Zeiss and other camera and lens manufacturers are under pressure to do the same.

No street prices available for Zeiss. (At least for now!)

Street Price Combo Deals: 7D Mark II, 5D Mark III, and Lenses


We continue to have great street price combo deals where you can save even more on 5D Mark III or 7D Mark II, brand new from an authorized dealer. Free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty are included.

The first combo deal is the 7D Mark II + Canon BG-E16 battery grip and LP-E6N battery for only $1759. Inquire via the 7D Mark II page and be sure to mention “battery grip combo”.

We also continue to have combo deals on purchases of brand new bodies + select L lenses in the same transaction. You can purchase up to three lenses at the combo discount with a single body.

Bodies (includes Combo Discount, must purchase a lens at the same time)

Lenses (includes Combo Discount, must purchase a body at same time)

Example: Purchase the EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for a final price of $2199 + $1599 = $3798, which is a $190 savings from our regular street price (and $600 or 14% savings from MAP).

When you inquire, please submit the street price form for the camera you are interested in, and note ‘COMBO’ in the comments (along with the lenses you are interested in). There may also be a few other lenses that are available for combo, so please do ask if interested.