Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens for $1229 – Deal Alert

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L

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.

Nikon is Selling a Rather Ordinary 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens for $1000

Nikon 1 70-300mm VR Lens

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.

When I re-read all the info, I realized that there is not a body-only option for the V3, but the pricing was for what appears to be a standard 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens. [Read more...]

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens for $301.11 – Deal of the Day

Canon 70-300mm Lens

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.

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Tamron Announces 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens

Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD

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...]