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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD ($649) Available for Preorder

Tamron has announced a very interesting lens: the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is a all-in-one optically stabilized lens designed for crop sensor bodies, at an introductory price of $649.00. The lens is surprisingly compact for its reach, at less than 5″ length (when in the 18mm position.) It is available for pre-order now and has an expected shipping date of July 21st.

Sigma Art 14mm ($1599) and 24-70 OS ($1299) Available for Pre-Order

Sigma has made two long-awaited lenses available for pre-order. Both are expected to ship (in limited quantities) tomorrow.

First up is the Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM for $1599.00: faster and more affordable than Canon’s own EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM (street price: $1989), this lens is stellar for astrophotography.

Next is the optically stabilized Sigma Art 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM for $1299.00, which competes head-to-head with the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD (street price: $999 AR). The lens looks decent in optical tests and we’re eagerly awaiting the real reviews to see how it stacks up vs. the benchmark Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (street price: $1499).

Will Canon Lens Prices Increase on July 1st? Two Rebates Expiring

Based on both historic trends and information from reliable sources, we suspect that Canon lens prices may increase on July 1st. The two major rebate programs are scheduled to expire on July 1st, and we are told they may be renewed at a lower rebate value. For many popular lenses this will translate to a $50 increase in base price and a $50 decrease in mail-in rebate value (when you purchase two or more lenses). In total, this is an up-to $100 increase in net price per lens.

A price increase at this time would not be surprising; historically, it is typical for Canon to increase their prices through the summer months, giving them room to discount for the holiday season. We will update our blog as we learn more before the rebate expiry on July 1st.

If you are interested to “lock-in” at the current prices, please take advantage of our stellar street prices from Canon USA authorized dealers before July 1st, and before the deals and discounts dry up in the hot summer months.

To take advantage of the mail-in rebate and get the lower “net price”, you must purchase TWO items from the below list in the same transaction.

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KEH Used Sale: Up to 10%-off with Coupon Code, Today Only

KEH Camera has a sale: save 10% on purchases of $1000 or more, 8% on $500 or more, and 5% on $250 or more. The sale ends at midnight ET tonight. You need to apply coupon code “BMSM06A” at checkout to activate the deal. Check out our KEH Stock Tracker to see all the items available.

KEH Camera is a very well known and reputable used camera dealer. They have very conservative used ratings, feature great prices, and include a 180-day warranty on used purchases.

EOS-1D X Mark II for $4799.20 Refurbished (First Time Seen!)

The Canon Direct Store has added the refurbished EOS-1D X Mark II for the very first time. It is now in-stock for $4799.20. Compare with a regular brand new price of $5999 or our street price of $5499, this is a significant savings.

Refurbished items from Canon USA come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty. Unfortunately, they do collect sales tax for most states, which does eat into the savings.

EOS 5D Mark IV Street Price is $2999, Bundles Available

Our most popular street price continues to be the EOS 5D Mark IV, at an excellent price of $2999. Please note that at the $2999 price, the camera does not come with the free 13-month CarePAK Plus, but does have a 1-year Canon USA warranty. We also have options that include the free 13-month CarePAK plus extended warranty for slightly more ($3069). Inquire for details.

Rumors of the upcoming EOS 6D Mark II launch have actually increased recent interest in the EOS 5D Mark IV; with only a $1000 delta between our street price and the rumored launch price of $1999 for the EOS 6D Mark II, the EOS 5D Mark IV is still looking like a great choice, with differentiating features such as 4K and dual memory card slots.

You can also consider several bundles (some are publicly advertised) for the camera with valuable accessories or add-ons:

Hot: Last Day for Canon Direct Store 10%-Off Refurb Lenses Sale

The Canon Direct Store has many popular items in-stock for their 10%-off refurbished lenses sale, no coupon code is necessary. Some popular items have sold-out and others are moving fast. The sale ends on June 17th at 11:59pm. Check out our refurb stock tracker to see all items that are currently in-stock, and get notified about restocks.

Here are some of the lenses currently available:

If you are interested in brand new lenses from Canon USA authorized dealers, please also consider our street price program. Until July 1st the rebate is up to $150 mail-in rebate per lens when you purchase 2 or more new lenses in the same transaction from a Canon USA authorized dealer.