Three of our most popular street prices no longer require a mail-in rebate, thanks to the new Canon USA instant rebate. All street prices are brand new from authorized Canon dealers with a 1-year Canon USA warranty and free shipping.
If you’d like to save a little more on the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II, the Canon Direct Store has a limited number (14 as of posting) on sale for $1519 refurbished.
The Canon Direct Store started a Labor Day refurbished sale. The only interesting deal of note is the refurbished EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake for only $99.99. Free shipping.
Refurbished items come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty. You can check out our refurbished stock tracker for the full list of refurbished items that just went on sale. The sale ends on Monday evening.
The Canon Direct Store paper deal is back. When you buy one paper pack, you get up to 4 paper packs free, plus there is a new discount code for 50% off. Use coupon code P150901 during checkout to get the 50% discount. In-cart you will see 4 additional free packs of paper added for the Photo Paper Plus Glossy, and 2 free packs of paper for the Pro Platinum 8.5×11. Shipping is also now free!
The Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 4×6 comes out to only 1.9¢ per sheet, which is a great price.
Back yet again: Get It Digital via eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999.00.
This is likely grey market / import, as Get It Digital via eBay is not an authorized dealer. Historically Canon USA has provided warranty service on grey market bodies anyway — but this is at the discretion of Canon USA, and can change at any time. Beware an upsell call, stay firm and insist that they process your order at the $1999 price.
If you’d feel more comfortable with an authorized dealer and a guaranteed Canon USA warranty, check out our street price of $2149 from an authorized Canon USA dealer with a 1-year Canon USA warranty and great customer service.
UPDATE: Sadly, about an hour after we posted this — B&H did a price increase on all their bundles. This means this deal is finally over. Adorama still has some of the bundles available, so we’ve updated our post. Unfortunately neither store has the 5D Mark III or 1D-X bundles anymore. We don’t think the Adorama prices will last too long.
Many readers have asked if the bundle deals were really renewed, as B&H’s site doesn’t show the new rebate. Yes, it was renewed: a new mail-in rebate form was posted on Canon USA’s site. Although B&H or Adorama’s site still doesn’t yet show the mail-in rebate, you are eligible for a $350 rebate when you purchase the bundle, which includes camera, printer, and paper.
Even if you did a printer rebate in the previous period, you are eligible for a new printer rebate this period, as the promotion ID of the new rebate is different from the old one. The rebate ends on October 3rd, but we don’t know when these bundle deals will end. The 5D Mark III, 6D, and 7D Mark II also come with a free 1-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.
Today’s B&H Photo Video DealZone (one-day deal) is the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon for $179.00. This is the lowest price we’ve seen yet on this value manual-focus lens.
Please note this is NOT the “HD” version of the lens. Thus, the lens hood is not detachable, and you will get an obstructed field of view on a full-frame camera. We recommend this lens only for crop-bodies (although it’s possible to modify your lens to work with a full-frame camera.) Check out this flickr group for sample photos with this lens.
As previously warned, the Canon rebate period ended yesterday, and we’ve seen some changes to the rebates. Here’s a recap of everything that happened at midnight:
- The long-running mail-in rebate has finally ended. The lens mail-in rebates were not renewed, so there was an increase in the price of lenses as of today.
- Canon started instant rebates on lenses. In most cases, however, the instant rebate is less than the expired mail-in rebate amounts (some are the same). So this is a net increase in price on most Canon lenses. We’re happy to see instant rebates (instead of mail-in) but unfortunately instant rebate promotions never seem to be as good as mail-in rebates. Our street prices do not yet factor in these instant rebates, we expect to have our street prices aligned within the next couple days.
The mail-in rebates, instant rebates, and Creative Cloud promotion all expire on October 3rd. Barring any major surprises, we’re not expecting any price changes until then.