The Canon Direct Store has a very good deal. Get the refurbished Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens for just $99 (compare at $149). The offer expires 9/7.
It’s always a good idea to have a careful look at Canon Store’s refurbished gear offer. You may spot some very good deals!
- Refurbished DSLR
- Refurbished lenses
- Refurbished Powershot cameras
- Refurbished printers
- Refurbished Speedlite flashes
- Refurbished camcorders
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM overview after the break.
Tamron announced two very interesting, and affordable, prime lenses with weather sealing and image stabilisation. Not bad if you consider that both lenses sell for $599. The new Tamron lenses can now be pre-ordered in the US.
After revamping the original Mark I version with a noticeably lower build, including a plastic mount and no AF distance scale, the EF 50mm f/1.8 II model really didn’t add Canon anything to its reputation as a premium lens maker. It had one redeeming quality, though: its image quality was really very good. The new STM version doesn’t quite match the recently-updated Nikon AFS Nikkor 50mm f1/.8G in its aspirations or price (the Nikkor is available now for around $220); however, Canon has enhanced the look and feel and replaced the old micro-motor with a stepper type. Best of all, the image quality is practically identical and at $129, it remains a steal. Read the review.