B&H has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens for $1229 after instant savings and mail-in rebates (reg. $1599). When you add the lens to your cart, you will see the price drop to $1429 and the mail-in rebate adds another $200 savings, which brings the total down to $1229. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
As I read Nikon’s announcement of the new Nikon 1 V3 last night, I glanced over the pricing info and caught $999.95 in there. I was digging through the specs and figured that was a body-only price of the V3 since the kit was $1200. But that assumption was wrong.
Adorama has a crazy deal price on the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens for $301.11 (reg. $649). I’ve never seen this lens as cheap as this deal. And this is a new lens with Canon USA warranty.
You have to click on the “buy together and save” link and add the Canon calculator for $0.99. The price in cart will drop to $301.11. Check it out here at Adorama.
B&H has the Canon 70D with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM and EF 70-300mm IS USM lenses for $1798 (reg. $2198) through
Nov. 23. (Update: Ends Nov. 27.) The deal includes a free camera bag, spare battery and SanDisk Extreme 16GB SDHC card. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon applied for a patent on a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens in March 2011. Presumably, this is an update to the consumer grade line of 75-300mm non-stabilized lenses. [Read more...]
Tamron has announced the development of a new 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD for Nikon, Canon and Sony mounts. The new lens is the first from Tamron to incorporate Ultrasonic Silent Drive AF motor for faster autofocus. Additionally, the lens will include Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (except for Sony mount) to reduce shake-induced blur in images.
Tamron will release the Nikon mount version first, and then follow on with Canon and Sony versions. Tamron has not announced a price for the lens at this time; however, it matches up squarely against the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VR and the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, both of which are in the $500 range.
More details in the press release below. [Read more...]