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Canon Deals of the Day: Refurbished EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, EOS 6D
Adorama on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has refurbished Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses on sale for $279.99 (click here). Refurbished by Canon, 90 days warranty, free shipping. Compare at $699.
Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>43000 ratings, 99.4% positive) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,868 (click here). USA model & warranty, free shipping. Compare at $3499. Same seller getitdigital has the Canon EO 6D for $1,666.03 (click here). Free shipping, USA model & warranty.
eBay seller Bigvalueinc (98.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,664.85 (click here). Free shipping.
eBay seller 6ave (99.5% positive ratings) has the EOS 6D for $1,702.69 (click here). The bonus items are: 2 replacement batteries, a compact charger, a case, and a pretty useless no-name 32GB memory card
Adorama has a Canon Rebel T3i kit on sale. After $400 mail-in rebate you will pay $597 for
- Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
- EF-S 55-250mm lens
- Canon Pixma Pro-100 and Canon photo paper.
To get the kit for $597 click “Buy together and save” and select the package with the 55-250mm & Pixma Pro-100 & the photo paper (scroll down the list).
Adorama also has refubrished Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses bundled with a $50 Adorama gift card for $329 (click here)
Let’s start with a pretty cool Canon EOS 6D kit bundling the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM lens and a Lexar 16GB SDHC Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card and a Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag; all together for $2,329 at B&H (click here). The final price shows up after having added the kit to the cart.
Finally, there are two lens deals on eBay, the Canon EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS sold for $439.99 (click here), and the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM sold for $422.50 (click here). Both lenses are sold by Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>39700 ratings, 99.5% positive). Free shipping and USA warranty.
Canon Rumors reports that Canon
has plans to introduce new EF-S lenses in the first couple of quarters of 2013. There will be a new push on the crop segment of the EOS lineup and new lenses are going to be a part of that revival. A few lenses are mentioned as highly probable and will appear alongside a new “pro” APS-C camera, currently expected to be the EOS 7D Mark II.
The rumored lenses are:
- An EF-S zoom fisheye
- A macro lens with IS
- Replacement for the EF-S 10-22mm
- Replacement for the EF-S 18-200mm IS that will have an STM focus motor and be longer at the telephoto end
- Replacement for the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS
Moreover, delays in lens production are named, caused by new manufacturing technologies introduced by Canon in their factories.
Finally, the EOS 7D Mark II rumor got another mention, and the Rebel T3/EOS 1100D and the EOS 60D are said to get discontinued (see the rumor we posted a few weeks ago) with no imminent replacement planed.
This is a lens that will probably not appeal to professionals, and I guess a lot of people thinks a lens like the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM is not good enough for their last generation DSRL bodies (not true indeed, and we all know that it’s the photographer who makes the picture, not the gear). Nevertheless, this is a perfect travel lens. Light weighted (490g/17.3oz), with an 11.1x zoom range (18-200mm, on an APC-S sensor equivalent to 28-320mm), image stabilization, decent build quality, and fair performance. It has an HSM motor driving the zoom. Consider that this lens has a street price of $399 and you have the perfect travel lens. More after the break.