Canon Lens & Speedlite Instant Rebates End This Week

Canon Rebate

Canon’s instant rebate program for its lenses and Speedlites ends this Saturday, March 30. There are many lenses and Speedlites with solid instant rebates up to $300 off.

If you’ve had something in mind, now is the time to pull the trigger before the price goes up. Check out the full list of gear here at B&H Photo.

New Canon 7D Mark II and 100-400mm Lens Rumors

Canon 7D Mark II

Rumors of the Canon 7D Mark II continue to trickle out as the original 7D approaches its fourth birthday. Alongside a set of rumored specifications for the pro-level APS-C DSLR, it appears that a refreshed version of the Canon EF 100-400mm IS lens may also join its ranks on the eventual announcement date (currently rumored for the September/October time frame).

The current 100-400mm lens is available at the moment for $1459 with Canon’s existing rebates. Based on Canon’s recent pricing strategy, I would surmise that pricing for a new version of this lens would be north of $2500. Not cheap, but Canon doesn’t seem to be having much of a problem moving the new 24-70mm f/2.8L at over $2k per unit.

Below are the most recent 7D Mark II specs, which are purportedly based on a prototype of the camera that is in the wild. [Read more...]