Well, summer is here, and some of you might have some spare cash or a mid-year bonus that you’re looking to spend? Whatever the motivation, pretty much every lens manufacturer out there has decided to run a summer rebate. So here’s a collection of everything we could find!
Canon lenses have up to $300 in savings, without any sort of bundle / kit. (Most lenses are $50-$200 off, the $300 deal is for the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS mk2.) The rebates are all instant savings, so there’s no mail-in annoyances to deal with! Unfortunately the rebates expire on July 6th, this Saturday, and the majority of them will not be extended as Canon often does. (Although a select few rebates will continue, as is often the case.)
Canon also has bundle kits, with up to $500 in instant savings available. The most savings are available when you buy the 6D, the 60D, and the 7D. (Kits with more than one lens.) Again, unfortunately these rebates expire this Saturday on July 6th.
Nikon’s current lens rebates are only available when you purchase a lens with a camera body, however the savings goes up to $550! Most rebates are in the $150-$350 range, with the highest rebates ($450+) being available for the D600 and the D7000 when you purchase them with two lenses and/or accessory bundles. These rebates are all instant-savings, and expire on July 27th.
Not to be left out of all the name-brand excitement, Sigma has quite a few lenses on instant-savings rebates as well. The majority of the rebates run $50-150, and there is a $200 rebate on the stellar 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro. (Probably trying to make room for an “Art” version of this same lens, since the optical design is already superbly sharp!)
These instant rebates don’t expire until September 25th, and are available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Pentax DSLR bodies.
Tamron has discounted a few lenses as well, up to $100 in mail-in rebates that expire September 30th. Included is their popular new 24-70 f/2.8 VC which is currently the only full-frame 24-70 f/2.8 to have stabilization. (At a final cost of just $1199, that’s a whopping $1100 less than the new Canon 24-70 mk2’s regular price! Although the Canon 24-70 mk2 does have a $200 rebate right now…)
Click HERE to view all of Tamron’s rebates, available for Canon, Nikon, Sony & Pentax.
Although there isn’t a pretty rebate page for you to see every rebate all at once, Tokina does have plenty of lenses with rebates available. Some are instant, some are mail-in, and some lenses have both, combined.
One notable lens is their stellar crop-sensor ultra-wide, the 11-16 f/2.8 DX mk2, which has $30 instant savings plus a $40 mail-in rebate- bringing the final cost down to $599. The full-frame 16-28 f/2.8 Pro also also has a $50 mail-in rebate, bringing the final cost down to $699. (We have a brief field test of this lens coming soon!)
Click HERE to view Tokina’s Rebates (again, mixed in with all their lenses.)
Olympus Micro Four-Thirds system users, rejoice! You get rebates too. There are a handful of $100 rebates available, plus some smaller ones and a $200 rebate to boot. There is also a fat 4% reward (gift card) available on some lenses, and 2% reward on a few others!