Assorted Canon Deals: M50 Kit $559, 17-40 $599, 70-200 Non-IS $519

A few other notable Canon discounts due to the updated instant rebates. The EOS M50 has dropped to the lowest price seen yet. Our street price provides an additional discount on top. We’re also seeing lowest-seen-yet prices on the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM.

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One comment on “Assorted Canon Deals: M50 Kit $559, 17-40 $599, 70-200 Non-IS $519

  1. November 18, 2018 at 10:48 am EST

    Ok, a quick tip on that M50. If you are getting this, you can bundle the adaptor for the EF and EF-S lenses for 50 dollars. After adding it to cart jsut click on the window that says “see all accessories” and scroll until you see it. This is a great deal, since it normally would be 200 dollars for this accessory, and adds a lot more lens choices to the camera. Not sure if the street price program offers this.

    As for the lenses, I personally don’t care for the 17-40mm lens, since I would rather use the EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM for crops. They are normally about the same price, and the 17-55mm jsut outclasses it in every way on a crop camera (sharper, significantly less distortion, more reach, IS, F2.8 vs F4, has similar optics). Even at the reduced price here I don’t suggest it for crops, jsut save a little longer and get the 17-55mm. For full frame cameras, this is about the cheapest you will see a wide lens without giving up something like AF or getting it used. Not the only game in town, but not a bad choice for a full frame, just not the one I would recommend. I typically would advise to jsut save a little longer and go for the 16-35mm F4L IS USM instead, since it is jsut a better lens that isn’t much more, but that is when compared the normal price of ~800 USD for the 17-40mm. At this price, I would consider it if you are having trouble justifying a 1000 USD lens.

    The 70-200mm F4 non-IS used to be the lens I would suggest as the “best bang for your buck” telephoto for under 1000 USD from Canon. Not anymore. This is due to two lenses that I think offer more for a lower price. For crops, the EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM is just a great all around lens for 300 or less (I have seen them on ebay for 150, and they can be bundled with a new camera for 200). For FF, the EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM is pretty good, and is often priced around 450 USD. For the money you gain more reach and IS, and both lenses are much lighter too. The 70-200mm is a little sharper, but most this is only noticeable in the corners. In the center of the frame all three lenses are what I would call sharp, especially for their price. I think the only practical advantage of the 70-200mm F4L is that it is constant F4. I would say the IS and added reach of the other lenses more than compensates for this. I would either go with one of those lenses, or look for a good deal on the 70-200mm F4L IS mkI, since it has come down in price since the mkII release, and it is still a fantastic lens!

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