Black Friday might be a week away, but that hasn’t stopped retailers from getting in on the action. Already, manufacturers have started dropping prices and offering one-off deals on cameras, lenses and accessories.
To save you time, we’ve created a list of the best deals out there. This list will be continually updated now through Cyber Monday, as new deals are being announced every day, so be sure to check back in and see what’s new as we get closer to the actual retail holiday.
Per request from a commenter, it’s worth noting that many of these deals will work across multiple retailers. Manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Sigma and so on set the Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials, meaning every major retailer that carries this gear will be able to set the price accordingly. We’ll mainly link out to B&H and Amazon in this round-up, although some products will only be available via third party stores.
If you have any questions about the deals, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you immediately.
• Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only) – $1299
• Canon EOS 7D Mark II Camera w/18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM Lens – $1,649
• Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera (Body Only) – $899
• Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR Lenses Kit – $399
• Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera – $399
• Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Camera with 14–42mm Lens – $419
• Nikon D810 DSLR Camera Body with Adobe Creative Cloud 12-Month Subscription – $2797
• Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kits with G-Tech Storage Kit – Starting at $2499
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera – $277
• Sony Alpha a6000 Camera w/ 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens – $548
• GoPro HERO – $118 – It’s the most basic of all of GoPro’s offerings, but it’ll get the job done and is $10 less than its lowest-ever price.
• GoPro HERO+ – $169 – If you want a little boost in quality over the previous deal, this should get the job done. It’s still not at the top of the lineup, but for $25 less than usual, this GoPro is a steal worth snagging.
• Panasonic Lumix G7 w/ Rode Video Mic — $598 – Often cited as the best camera under $1000, this 4K capable beast is $200 off its retail price. Toss in a $200 Rode mic and it’s a great deal for anyone wanting to get into or add to their mirrorless lineup.
• Light L16 Multi-Module Camera – $1349 – Light claims this pocket-sized camera can compete with DSLRs in terms of image quality. If you want to test it yourself, you can do so for $250 less than usual now through November 20th.
• Panasonic Lumix GM5 w/ 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 lens – $499 – It might not be at the top of the mirrorless game, but at $400 off retail, you’re getting a big bang for your buck.
• PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera – $199
• Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens and Accessory Kit – $548
• Fujifilm Fujifilm X30 Digital Camera – $399
• Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (All Mounts) – $849 – Sigma’s newest lens lineup is touted one of the best around – and with good reason. For the quality they put out, the price is wonderful. If you’ve been looking for a 50mm, this one is hard to beat, even at full retail. Now you can pick it up for $100 less than usual.
• Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount – $449
• Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens – $379
• Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens (Nikon & Canon) – $669 – If macro photography is your niche, this Sigma lens is right up your alley. Through November 30th, it’s $300 off retail.
• Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens – $799
• Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle for Canon EF-Mount – $999
• Sigma 17–50mm f/2.8 EX DC Zoom Lens (Canon & Nikon) – $419 – Roughly the equivalent of a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens on an APS-C sensor, this lens offers a lot of range for the dollar. At $419, it’s $250 off retail.
• Sigma 18–250mm F3.5–6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (Canon & Nikon) – $299 – If you prefer range over all else – or want a cheap scouting lens – this is one of the best in the business. Especially considering it’s $250 off retail.
• Sigma 70–200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Lens – $1,149 – It’s not part of Sigma’s new Global Vision lens lineup, but considering this fast zoom comes in at almost half the cost of its competition, it might be worth picking up for the budding sports, wildlife or wedding photographer. Normally this lens will set you back $1,399.
• Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic – $299 – If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on one of Lensbaby’s best offerings, you can pick up their Composer Pro with Edge 80 optic for $200 off retail now through November 30th.
• Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens – $399
• SanDisk Ultra II 960GB SATA III – $199 – It’s not at the top of SanDisk’s SSD lineup, but almost 1TB of storage for under $200 is absurd.
• SanDisk Internal SSD 240GB 2.5-Inch – $59 – If you don’t plan on storing a lot of photos or other media directly on your computer, this deal is another steal at roughly $20 off its usual price.
• Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array – $559
• G-Technology 3TB G-Drive G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive – $130
• WD 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo – $399
Software & Services
• Creative Cloud 20% Off – Usually $49.99/month, Adobe is dropping the monthly cost of its complete Creative Cloud plan down to only $39.99/month for the first year. If you only want a subscription to a single app, such as Lightroom CC, you can also receive 20% off that.
• Creative Cloud Student & Teacher Edition +68% Off – Students and teachers already receive a discount for Adobe’s Creative Cloud platform, but they’re sweetening up the deal even more for Black Friday. Now, first-year subscribers will be able to get all of Adobe Creative Cloud for only $19.99/month, a whopping $10 less per month than usual. Of course, you’ll need to qualify for Adobe’s student/teacher requirements – something as simple as having access to a school email (ending in .edu or .k12).
• Photoshop/Premiere Elements 40% Off – If you don’t like Adobe’s subscription plan, or have your doubts about its long-term goals, you’d not alone. Thankfully, Adobe still offers full-version downloads of a handful of apps. Now, you can save 40% on full version purchases of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 14, bringing the cost down to $89.99 when bundled or $59.99 a piece (This deal is listed to US, Canada and Mexico).
• 50% off of the entire Topaz Labs Complete Collection – Use the code ‘BLACKFRIDAY2015’ at checkout for 50% off your order.
• 50% Mac/iOS Photo Editing App Pixelmater – $20/$2 – It’s not Photoshop, but it’s darn near close. At the usual $40 price tag for the Mac version and $4 for the iOS version it’s a steal for what you’re getting. At 50% off it’s a no-brainer.
• 30% off 500px Plus and Awesome plans – If you use 500px and want more uploads, the ability to sell your images and a personalized portfolio, you can upgrade from the standard plan starting at $1.46/month.
• 30% Off Any SLR Lounge Store Presets, Lightroom and Photoshop Education – 30% discount for Black Friday with the code ‘blackfriday30’.
• 50% Off Any tutorial over at the awesome Photigy – 50% discount for the entire Photigy course and tutorial store, no code needed.
• PhotoPills 50% off – PhotoPills is your personal assistant in all photographic matters. It provides tasty remedies to help you answer most of the questions when planning and shooting your creative ideas.
• PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver – $127 – Normally, this transceiver would set you back $150. Through Cyber Monday you can save almost $25.
• Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod – $349 – It might be at the lower end of Steadicam’s lineup, but for mirrorless cameras and smaller point and shoots, the Steadicam Solo should get the job done. At $349, it’s $150 off retail.
• Tamrac Jazz 76 Photo Sling Pack (Black/Multi) – $30
• 3DR Solo Quadcopter with 3-Axis Gimbal – $1299
• Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet – $280
• Clik Elite ProBody Sport Backpack with Computer Sleeve – $100
• Vello FreeWave Stryker Lightning & Motion Trigger for Canon/Nikon – $75