Refurbished: T5 + 18-55 IS for $220, 50mm f/1.4 $250, 85mm f/1.8 $290


It’s been a very slow week for Canon deals. The only thing of note are some additional discounts on refurbished Canon cameras and lenses.

Refurbished items come with a 1-year Canon USA warranty; this sale ends Saturday, May 28th.



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6 comments on “Refurbished: T5 + 18-55 IS for $220, 50mm f/1.4 $250, 85mm f/1.8 $290

  1. May 28, 2016 at 11:57 am EDT

    Lloyd Muas

  2. May 28, 2016 at 11:58 am EDT

    These are way cheaper than I thought. Thank you

  3. May 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm EDT

    I’m waiting for a good 7DMk2/80D deal to come along…sadly I wasn’t around when those 2 80D deals were here.
    Thanks for doing this!

  4. Haydon
    May 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm EDT

    That T5 deal, was hard to resist for anyone on a limited budget wanting to move into a DSLR.

  5. May 28, 2016 at 9:30 pm EDT

    ProCam is doubliong Canon rebates with many deals.

  6. June 9, 2016 at 3:41 am EDT

    I bought a refurb Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 on May 30th from Canon direct store in US, and I’ve just done the first portrait photoshoot with it today. The result was terrible.

    – I bought a brand new copy of that lens before from Bestbuy, but for some reason the lens doesn’t stop to lock the focus, so I decided to buy a refurbished one instead of getting it fixed. And the lens from Bestbuy was amazing. The AF was quick and accurate, sharp right at f/1.8. Even when I do manual focus, it still shows the same sharpness at f/1.8

    – This refurbished copy was just terrible. Barely can get itself together with 1.8. I did at f/2 and f/2.2 and still missed focus HALF OF THE TIME 😮 😮 😮

    – The AF works for my Canon 60d and SL1, but when I put on my t2i, it doesn’t work. I have to take it out and put it back every single time I try to use it. Otherwise it won’t work. And all other lenses AF like normal on that t2i camera.

    – When the lens came, the plastic looks brand new, but the front was dusty. I don’t know how Canon gives a thorough check and evaluation on returned lenses without cleaning the front of the lens. There is a mark on the front that I haven’t been able to wipe it off yet. I hope it’s not a scratch even though I know it won’t affect the image quality when I use wide aperture. But again, this lens barely can handle at f/1.8 and miss HALF OF THE TIME at f/2 and f/2.2 >:( >:( >:(

    My refurbished lens was on sale, could be that people already returned it twice, or maybe refurbished lenses are that quality or I just ended up with a bad copy. Anyway, that’s my review. The previous buyer(s) did return it for a good reason. I think I’m done buying refurbished stuff.

    Just to verify, the Canon 85mm f/1.8 is a good lens (if you get a good copy). I just happened to buy a crappy refurbished copy from Canon. But this makes me question about how thorough it is for Canon’s checking and evaluation process. ??? ??? ???

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