If you’re reading these words you’re aware that in our field, gear matters, and you’d have to have a bank balance bigger than your bank account number for you to acquire all you likely would want when the whim takes you. However, if you keep your ear to the ground like we do, you come about the best photography deals currently on the market, and within our Deal Dashes, we share them



CreativeLive is, for the one or two of you who don’t know, a massive online education powerhouse that broadcasts live classes from leaders in their respective fields all around the world. Those classes span the gamut of the photographic field and cover varying degrees of education for photographers of all levels. Associated with CL are names like Chase Jarvis, Sue Bryce, Zack Arias, and our own Pye Jirsa.


SLR Lounge is proud to partner with CreativeLive and offer a new customer promotion offer. Using the code CLNEW20, all new customers will be able to get 20% off your order! There’s never been a better time to tap into what CreativeLive’s got in store, but hurry as the offer for 20% off New Customer Orders expires on April 8th.

Gear Deals

It’s one of those times where there are huge savings to be had on some of the best and most sought after gear on the market, like the Nikon D810, D750, and a host of other cameras and lenses. Here are some of the very best with the biggest savings.

*Keep in mind the deals presented may have varying dates of expiry.



The D810 can surely be called one of the most accomplished cameras to come to market in recent memory, with wide adoption from wedding photographers, fashion photographers, portrait shooters, architectural and the rest. With 36MP, no optical low pass filter, 51 point AF system and in a robust body, competitively priced, it’s now an industry staple for many. You can see our full review here, and right now you can score one for $500 off dropping the price from $3,296 to $2,796. It’s the largest savings we’ve seen on the D810 to-date. Get it here.



This is the jackknife DSLR at the moment and the one I found almost no fault in when reviewing it (full review here). With its 24MP sensor, low light capability, extended exposure comp, speed, and video capability it made you stop to wonder if you really needed a D810, and if you didn’t need the extra resolution, this was your answer. Typically $2,296, it’s currently going for $1,996 for a $300 break in price. Get it here.

CANON 50MM F/1.2


Certainly one of the more famous of the Canon lenses, the 50mm f/1.2L gained even more notoriety in the past 2 years as being the go-to lens of wildly successful Humans Of New York photographer Brandon Stanton and is now a favorite among street and fashion shooters. Faster than pretty much any 50mm this side of a Leica, the 50 1.2 is an EF mount L-series lens and that typically carries a duty, but unusually you can grab one now for $100 off.

You can get a further $100 rebate if paired with another eligible lens – seeing as though you may be in the market, the Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II is also on sale offering $150 off, and getting both you would be saving $350. Get the 50 here and the 24-70 here.



The venerable 5D’s third iteration is much sought after and can be found along the sidelines at major sporting events, weddings, and everywhere in between. If you’re in the market it’s $300 off the normal price sitting at $2,499. Get it here.



Fuji’s X-T1 brought a different face and look to the mirrorless offerings seducing even our own Hanssie as a primary shooter. Both the standard and Graphite Edition are on sale for $300 less than normal, even breaking the $1000 mark. Get the Graphite here, and the Standard here.




Currently, Sigma has a wide array of lenses with manufacturer issued discounts which will expire on April 30th. Savings range from $350 on the beautiful Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro (1:1) that’s brilliant for portraiture and detail, to $250 on the 70-200 f/2.8.

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 us an email or leaving a comment below!