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Canon & Sigma Prime Lens Savings! {Deal Dash}

By Anthony Thurston on November 30th 2015

Welcome to our Deal Dash segment, where we scour the web for the best deals on camera, lenses, lighting, and other gear for photographers. There are always great deals to be found over on B&H and on Amazon, so make sure to check out those two websites. Today we wanted to highlight 3 deals below:

Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 – $149

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Canon’s EF 40mm F/2.8 is one of the most compact lenses available today, but don’t let its small size fool you. This lens actually performs really well optically and features one of Canon’s STM motors for superior AF performance.

Normally $200, for Cyber Monday, B&H has this lens on sale for just $149. That is a heck of a deal on this lens. Interested? Grab one here.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 – $349


Ask any portrait photographer worth their salt about ideal focal lengths and one of the most common answers you will hear is 85mm. Put simply, if you want to shoot portraits, one of the first lenses you should look at picking up is an 85mm, and the Canon 85mm f/1.8 is no exception.

Normally around $420, B&H is currently selling the 85mm f/1.8 for just $349, a killer deal on a killer lens. Interested? Grab on the deal here.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 – $449


The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens gets all of the headlines, but their 30mm F/1.4 isn’t anything to slouch over. If you shoot with a crop sensor camera, then this is a lens that you should consider.

You can also save $50 on the Sigma 30mm, sweetening the deal. Grab it over on B&H here.

Remember, many of the Black Friday deals (including ours!) are still in effect until 11:59 tonight, so take advantage of them here!

This is our daily deals report where we will feature a deal, or deals, that we think you should know about. Feel free to let us know about any deals you run across by sending me an email (link in my profile) or leaving a comment below!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Korey Napier

    The 85mm 1.8 has to be the best value lens for the money Canon offers (with probably the exception of the nifty fifty). The results you get with that lens are incredible for what you pay. Even now that I shoot Nikon, it still holds a special place in my heart. I love Nikon’s version, but there is just something special about Canon’s, IMO. If you shoot Canon and need a portrait lens, the 85mm 1.8 is for you. Everything about that lens is just right. You need it in your bag.

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    • Dave Haynie

      Yup… I have this lens and love it. I’ve been using it lots recently, shooting video on my 6D for a regular open mic thing in Philadelphia. This one’s so good, it’s on the short list of lenses Canon finds acceptable for the 5Ds. This is one that never leaves my bag.

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    • Korey Napier

      Wow. I didn’t realize that it is on the recommended list for the 5Ds. That’s pretty incredible given the amount of L-glass out there (some of which aren’t on the list).

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  2. Greg Geis

    What a disappointing Cyber Monday.. I was really looking forward to that D750 half off sale.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      There are some good deals to be had, just not on the big ticket items like the D750. (To be fair though, you can save like $400 off the D750 depending on where you look) haha

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    • Cary McCaughey

      HALF? You must be mad. I’d kill to have a 3rd D750 but lets be real…This camera isn’t that old yet….and it trumps the 5d3. I don’t see an update for this camera for some time. The only reason camera’s and tech goes 1/2 off is if something is coming on the horizon….which Canon is mildly in need of sensor technology etc. Wonder why they are scrambling to buy up camera companies?

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    • Greg Geis

      Ha, half was meant to be tongue in cheek.

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    • Korey Napier

      For me, the D750 is the most exciting DSLR on the market right now. I was shooting a 5D Mark III and completely switched to Nikon to shoot the D750 (Kind of dramatic to do for one camera, I know, but I’m impressed with the dynamic range, etc. of all their recent DSLRs). That said, I’m actually surprised it is priced as well as it is in the first place. It definitely beats out the 5D Mark III and is the perfect camera for someone like me. I can’t lie though, tongue in cheek or not, a part of me always hopes to see a huge D750 sale that is some ridiculous blow out price. It’s nice to dream. :)

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    • Greg Geis

      Glad to hear, because I just bought one. Excited to take it for a spin!

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