February 19, 2013

Limited Time Offer: Best Discounts Ever (Literally) on Canon & Nikon Lenses

It sounds like hyperbole, but it's not. For a limited time, you can get Canon and Nikon lenses from B&H Photo Video at record-breakingly low prices. It may be a bit soon to call it the 'sale of the century,' but B&H is now offering up to $350 in savings on Nikon lenses, and as much as $300-$400 in savings on Canon lenses and flashes due to manufacturer-mandated discounts. So what are you waiting for? Read on for the links below.

Here is B&H on the deal:

For the first time in many years NIKON is going to be deeply discounting many legacy pro lenses individually (no need to bundle) for 2 weeks only with discounts up to $350. We also have amazing deals on NIKON Buy together and Save packages as well.

Add to this CANON Lenses and Speedlites and CANON Buy Together & Save.

It really can't be overstated how much of a bargain some of these prices are. You won't find professional glass this fresh (as in, the last person who touched it was in a factory, not out in the field) for this low under many other circumstances. So, if you were waiting on something or unsure about pulling the trigger on a lens, there may be something here for you -- whether it's a Nikon lens, Canon lens, or even a Canon Speedlight.

You'll find links to both the Nikon and Canon deals below. Let us know what you guys made off with in the comments.

Happy hunting!

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17 Comments

Might be time to finally pull the trigger on some longer lens !

February 19, 2013 at 7:20PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Have you checked the Ebay prices first, before pulling the trigger, most of the lenses are even cheaper... first they bump up the prices, then they say, there is 2 weeks special discount....

February 19, 2013 at 7:54PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Peter

... and would you really buy a 1500$ lens on ebay?

If they're new lenses and a lot cheaper on ebay, there has to be a catch. If they're used - well most used lenses on ebay are only on ebay because their AF is bad, the glass is scratched etc. You might be lucky sometimes, but like 80% of used lenses from ebay are just flawed products.

February 22, 2013 at 6:10AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Heiko

Maybe if you HAVE to have new glass, but used lenses in great condition still run about $300 less than these prices.

February 19, 2013 at 8:52PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Eric

but you need to find used lenses in great condition first.
If you buy online, how do you know they are in great condition?

February 22, 2013 at 6:11AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Heiko

You won't get 5-years lens warranty from Nikon if you buy used on eBay...

February 25, 2013 at 1:03AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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semka

I'm pretty sure that if B&H were to announce that they were selling L-Series glass for $5 each, there would still be negative nancies here in the comments.

February 19, 2013 at 10:27PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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David S.

Haha so very true.

February 19, 2013 at 11:03PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Philip

Hahaha...

February 20, 2013 at 3:02AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Stefan

Ugh! Five!? I just paid $2.99 at the thrift shop down the road for this 18-500 f0.8 Leica Lens! How can they be asking 5 whole dollars for just an L lens?!?
-Olaf
Does it at least come with free shipping?

February 21, 2013 at 8:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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eBay may end up being cheaper in some cases, but for people who are bargain shopping and want to buy from a reputable seller, these discounts may afford some security in a purchase. The majority of these lenses are still out of range for my personal gear budget.

February 20, 2013 at 9:16AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DIYFilmSchool.net

I could be wrong, but I have been drooling over many of these lenses for over a year and I would think they have not exceeded this 'sale price' (on Amazon that is) before. I just checked ona Amazon and they are indeed the same price as the ones on 'sale' here. Did Amazon lower prices for the same reason, or does anyone remember if those prices were the same before the 'discount` was announced?
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Carlos

February 20, 2013 at 9:40AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Carlos

the article says that it was manufacturer mandated. which leads me to believe these discounts will be available with most online retailers. just assuming, but that's the way it read.

February 20, 2013 at 9:54AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Thank you Jake, I understood that. My question was basically whether some of these lenses had been available for the 'sale' price on Amazon BEFORE the manufacturer requirement, because when I looked at the price before the discount on BH, it struck me as quite high in comparisson to the prices for these lenses last year on Amazon. Again, I may be wrong, just wanted to know if anyone else noticed or thought this.

February 20, 2013 at 10:02AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Carlos

I encourage potential Canon lens purchasers to also look at Canon's own website for refurbished deals. The 24 1.4 (a particular lens I've been hesitant to pull the trigger on) is about $200 cheaper than these sale prices.

February 21, 2013 at 11:53AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Carlos

Also, this is nice for the heads-up, I guess.... but journalistically don't you feel like this is pretty much just advertorial? Should this come with a disclaimer?
-Olaf
I guess I'm not even really sure if you consider yourselves journalists or what, this just had a wierd "Buy more! Buy Now!" feel to it.

February 21, 2013 at 8:53PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Unfortunately we don't have a video/photo store as big as B&H here in Germany - none of our stores gets these kinds of discounts... :(

February 22, 2013 at 6:03AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Heiko