The Very Best Black Friday Deals of 2017

Black Friday is right around the corner and I wanted to make one article where I will collect the best available deals from a variety of difference sources. Please note that I will be updating this post very often with the latest info, some of which is going to be time-sensitive. I would recommend to bookmark this page and revisit it several times on a daily basis until the end of Cyber Monday to make sure that you are able to take advantage of all the promotions.

Updated 11/24/2017: New Apple MacBook Pro deal, while supplies last. Added a bunch of PC part deals.

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Nikon, Canon and Sony Black Friday Deals

The biggest US shopping event, Black Friday, is right around the corner, but it looks like the big three have already announced what they will have up for sale. Nikon has some very attractive offerings, with the Nikon D750 and 24-120mm + battery grip kit receiving an insane instant rebate of $1,429 ($1,996.95 for the whole kit), while the camera body itself with the battery grip is discounted to $1,496.95 ($829 instant rebate). Another killer deal is the Nikon D500 with the 16-80mm lens + battery grip kit that is currently $1,039 off ($2,396.95 for the kit). Similar deals can be found for the Nikon D810 and other cameras and we also have a big list of Nikon glass that is also discounted. Canon has instant rebates from $300 to $800 on select camera bodies like Canon 80D, 7D Mark II and 5D Mark III, while the biggest rebate is on the Canon 5D Mark IV with the 24-105mm f/4L II + battery grip kit going for $4,099 ($809 instant rebate), in addition to a bunch of lenses receiving up to $300 rebates. Lastly, Sony is also pushing hard on a number of its cameras to clear out the stock. The Sony A7R II is getting a sweet $500 instant rebate, pushing its price down to $2,398, while the best deal without a doubt is on the original Sony A7, which is discounted by $200, bringing its price to a mere $798! Who would have known that there would be a day where a full-frame camera would sell for less than $800…wow!

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November Nikon, Fuji and Olympus Savings

Although we are still a few weeks away from the big holiday sales in the USA, a number of camera manufacturers have already started their instant rebate programs. Nikon has started their popular instant lens rebate program, while Fuji has gone big on their GFX medium format sales, offering rebates up to $1,000 when bundling the GFX 50S with a lens, or up to $550 per lens when buying GF lenses individually. Fuji is also offering some X-series deals on lenses, but they are not as attractive as the ones we had previously seen in the past. Lastly, Olympus is offering a great rebate program as well, with instant rebates up to $200 on their gear such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and other popular lenses. Below are some of the best deals we recommend to our readers.

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Labor Day Sale!

We are running a big Labor Day sale at Photography Life with a 33% discount on all PL courses and up to 20% discount on Sensor Gel Stick products. The sale is only good until 11:59 PM MST on Monday, September 4th, 2017, so it is a 24-hour sale. Just a reminder that we have a total of 3 courses that we have produced so far – our Level 1: Photography Basics, Level 1: Workflow and Post-Processing and Level 3: Landscape Photography eBook (we also have a heavy discount on the Level 1 Bundle, which includes both Level 1 courses).

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New Nikon Lens Rebates

While the previous Nikon camera and lens rebates are now over, Nikon has just introduced a few more lens-only rebates. The list of lenses has changed considerably this time, probably based on demand. Interestingly, Nikon included the recently announced Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR as part of this rebate program (see my in-depth review) with $200 off its MSRP, just like the 24-70mm f/2.8E VR last time. It is definitely not normal for Nikon to include such new lenses in its rebates – this shows just how much pressure Nikon is getting from third party lens manufacturers. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from this rebate program.

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Camera and Lens Instant Rebates (Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Sigma)

Most camera manufacturers are currently offering a number of deals and rebates this summer to promote their products. Nikon has already been promoting its DSLRs with instant rebates and free camera grips and now new lens-only rebates are added to the list. Fuji has also extended a number of instant rebates for its APS-C cameras like Fuji X-T2 with a free grip option, in addition to other cash rebates. Other manufacturers like Sony and Sigma are also offering great rebates for their camera gear. To sweeten up the deals, B&H is also pitching in their part by giving 2% back in rewards. Below you will find the best deals we could find for our readers from these manufacturers.

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Exclusive PL FastRawViewer Discount – 25% Off!

Our friends at LibRaw are joining our video course promotion by offering an exclusive discount for PL readers – 25% off the software! This is a time-limited offer to give you access to the fastest and best (in our opinion) RAW viewing and culling software on the market – the deal is only good until August 15, 2016, so act quick to get this amazing tool. In addition, everyone who has purchased our video courses will be receiving a permanent 30% discount, which is awesome! If you have bought the course, you were probably amazed by how quick one can go through hundreds of RAW images using FastRawViewer directly from the memory card and leave only the images intended to be imported into post-processing software like Lightroom. It is a huge time saver for me personally, which is why I have been advocating the use of the software to our readers.

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