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Back In-Stock, Live Again: Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL $419



This hot deal is now back in-stock and extended for one more day! Adorama has a really great deal on the Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System, it’s now only $419.00, a $230 discount from the regular price of $649. Extended — ends today.

This monolight is equivalent to the Godox AD400 Pro, and is a smaller cousin of their popular XPLOR 600PRO. It boasts an impressive output of 400-watt seconds, plus TTL, High Speed Sync, IGBT technology, and 1 second recycle time all within a portable package.

The R2 compatible 2.4GHz radio receiver modes are built in and compatible with the rest of the Flashpoint R2 family. A 21.6V, 2600mAh lithium-ion battery allows it to deliver 390 full power shots from a single charge.

You can also add an R2 Pro Mark II transmitter for only $44 (save $25 from the regular price of $69). Click the link marked “Special Offer: Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $300!”.



When Do Canon Black Friday Deals Start? A Guide to the Deal Season


The most frequently asked question in early November is: “When do the Canon Black Friday deals start?”. We’ve been watching Canon prices for over nine years, and find that Canon holiday deals usually follow a pattern. Canon deals don’t start on a particular day, but instead build-up over the course of several months (reaching a peak during Thanksgiving week). We lay out the schedule below. Disclaimer: the below is based on analyzing the history and is what happens in a typical year, but of course Canon or dealers can choose to change it up, at their discretion!

October: Most items have already been fully discounted.

It may surprise you that most Canon items have already been discounted to the lowest prices of the season. (This excludes the popular “marquee” items, more details on that below.) For many lenses and cameras, Canon already started instant rebates of up to $300 off on October 24th. For most items, especially non-popular items (e.g. 17-40L or EF 50L), we don’t expect to see a further discount this year.

Week Before: Marquee items will get a new rebate on November 24th.

Canon traditionally starts their Black Friday deals one week early. This year won’t be an exception, with a new Canon instant rebate period beginning on Sunday, November 24th. Most items will just carry over the same discount (see above), but a few “marquee” items will see an additional discount of perhaps $100, or a free accessory.

For example, 2018’s week-before-Black-Friday rebates saw price drops on the EF 100-400mm II, 24-70mm II, and 16-35mm III, and the inclusion of a free battery grip on the 5D Mark IV and 6D Mark II. We don’t yet know what this year has in-store.

Week Of: Dealers will get into the mix, with free bundles or via street price.

There’s no fixed schedule for when it’ll show up, but we’ll be on the look-out for a hot bundle from the big players. Last year, Adorama and B&H added a free printer, which ended up as a $350 after-rebate savings. These deals are short-lived, last year’s lasted 24 hours, and it did NOT come back. Typically these deals start well before Black Friday and are gobbled up before the turkey hits the dining table. Don’t make the first-time reader mistake of waiting for Black Friday. Jump when you see the hot bundle deals — buy first and think later!

Our street price dealers will also get into the mix, a few items may be discounted further the week before or during Thanksgiving. We don’t know yet what is up-coming, but in the past we’ve had special bundles or pricing. These are also very limited quantity, so don’t miss out.

Week Of: Watch for Refurbished or Used Sales

Last year’s Canon refurbished sale was a bust, but expect them to run something during the Thanksgiving week. (The better refurb clearance sale unexpected showed up near Christmas Eve.)

Used dealer KEH already started a 12%-off pre-Black Friday sale. Take advantage of it now. We should see a similar discount again on Black Friday, but by then most items will have been purchased. MPB may also get into the game with a rare discount.

Day Of: Canon Black Friday is Typically Canon Blah Friday

Don’t expect any deals on the actual day of Black Friday — unless you’re looking for entry-level items. Rebels and older xxD series will be heavily discounted (and prominently featured as doorbusters in retail shops for the physical sales). Online, there should be some nice offerings on memory cards, accessories, software, and other assorted miscellany. For example, look at Amazon 2018 Black Friday Deals Week or B&H’s 2018 deals. If you’re waiting until the actual day of to start shopping, well, you’ve waited too long.

Today: Don’t Miss Any Black Friday Deals

The best way to not miss out on the Canon Black Friday deals is to subscribe. We are posting 3-4 times a day during the holiday season, and many deals can sell out in hours. You can subscribe and get notified as soon as we post — by e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, or via our RSS feed. Happy deal hunting, Thanksgiving deal season is now open!



Hot, KEH Pre-Black Friday Sale Started. 12% Off, 365 Day Warranty


KEH Camera‘s very hot pre-Black Friday sale started. Today and tomorrow only, you can save 12%-off sitewide when you use coupon “SALE11A” (excluding new, “like new”, and Leica items). They have also extended their great 180-day warranty to a 365-day warranty (on purchases made now through December 31st)!

Last year, their “pre-Black Friday sale” was the same discount as their Black Friday sale, so don’t delay — buy the item you’re looking for before it’s sold!

Check out our KEH Stock Tracker to see all the items available. Some of the best items that are in-stock (for now) include:

R mount

EF mount

EF-M mount

Check out the full list of Canon gear at KEH, including some great super-telephoto prices!



Live Again, Adobe CC $119 (20GB Storage), and Bonus $25 Gift Card



B&H‘s great deal on Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan with 20GB Cloud Storage is back. The price is $119, but you get a $25 B&H gift-card, to net $95 for a 1-year subscription.

You can use the code to extend an existing subscription. You can also purchase multiple years at once to lock in this price for several years.



Hot, Adorama: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 for $289



Adorama has a hot deal on the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 for Canon. It’s now only $289.00. Save $110 from the regular price of $399, this is the lowest price seen yet!

This is an excellent price for this ultra-wide angle autofocus zoom lens with a fast constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. This lens is designed for digital cameras with APS-C (crop) sensors, and is great for astrophotography on a crop-sensor.



All the EOS R Deals, Prices from $1729 at Authorized Dealers



The most popular Canon camera has been the EOS R — no surprise, with the number of excellent deals we’ve seen on this flagship full-frame mirrorless. We list all the bundle deals available, either via our street price program, or advertised deals from major Canon dealers. All our street price cameras are brand new from authorized Canon dealers (1-year Canon USA warranty, free shipping, no tax collected to most states).

These are fantastic prices, but note the adapter bundles are not combinable with the lens bundle — please inquire for more details. These deals are only available while quantities last. Don’t miss out!

If you don’t want to use our street price program (and why not?), check out Adorama’s deal of the EOS R with free carbon fiber tripod, memory card for $1799 or B&H’s bundle with free bag and memory card for $1799.



Impact Studio Deals from B&H — Lighting and Background Support



In addition to the DealZone one-day deal on a Luxbanx Strip Softbox, B&H has additional deals on other popular Impact studio products, with deep discounts available.

These deals are available until November 16th, or until sold out.