Nikon and Canon Rebates

Thanks to the tax season in the USA, manufacturers like Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic have been aggressively pushing their sales, offering great rebates for cameras, lenses and accessories. So if you are looking for a good deal, now is a good opportunity to save some money (I do not expect to see good rebates / savings until the end of the year). Let’s start with Nikon. The good news is, Nikon has extended its lens savings program until March 29, 2014 and is now offering more rebates for those that are looking for camera + lens combo savings. These combo savings include such cameras as Nikon D3100, D3200, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100. D610, D800/D800E and Df. Most of these cameras currently already have instant rebates and if you combine them with some lenses, you can save up to $680 off. Unfortunately, the lens selection is pretty small and mostly includes DX lenses. There is only one FX lens offered (70-300mm VR), from which you can slice off another $200, bringing the price down to under $400. You can access the rebates through the “Buy together and Save” link.

Nikon Lens Rebates

The extended Nikon lens rebate program can be accessed by clicking on the above image, or you can also click this link to get to the rebate page. Although we have already covered all the available lenses in our previous article, I want to point out my personal picks from the rebate – the Nikon 16-35mm f/4G VR ($300 off) and Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR ($300 off). At under $1000, the rebate price is amazing for these superb lenses, so it is definitely great value. Other notable savings include the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G portrait lens for $400 ($100 off, one of my favorites), Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR Micro ($185 off) and Nikon 80-400mm VR ($400 off). Great lenses at great prices.

For those that want to move up to full-frame, the Nikon D610 is now $100 off (see my review).

Canon is also offering some great savings on its lenses and speedlites through mail-in rebates. Unlike Nikon that excluded all of its pro-level lenses from the rebate program, Canon has some top-of-the-line lenses like Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM ($200 off) and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM ($200 off). The list of lenses is pretty extensive, so you can check it out right here. The Canon rebate will end on 03/29/2014 as well.

Pentax shooters also enjoy some great savings on lenses and flashes, up to $400 off.

And lastly, there are some great WPPI specials that are expiring tomorrow:

  1. Fuji X-E2 Kit with 18-55mm lens – $150 off
  2. Fuji X-T1 – $50 off
  3. Olympus OM-D E-M1 – $100 off
  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 – $200 off

To get the above rebates, you must use the promo code “107510322968816661625” in the “Enter Promo Code” field while checking out.

Happy shopping!


  1. 1) Jugnoo
    March 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm


    I need your advice. I have Nikon D610 with the following lenses. Nikon 50mm-85mm 1.8 and Nikon 24-120 f4. For a 70-200mm, i have a hard time deciding between Tamron 70-200 F2.8vc or Nikon 70-200F4. This is just a hobby to capture precious moments of my little one’s and my family. I’ll really appreciate your time and advice.

    • March 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Jugnoo, personally, I would go for Nikon 70-200mm f/4G for two reasons – less potential for QA issues and good resale value. Third party lenses do not hold as much value unfortunately and tend to have QA issues; some upfront, others overtime. I can certainly say that Sigma has gotten much better during the past few years, but I am not so sure about Tamron. If you have a way to return/exchange the Tamron, a good option might be to give it a try and see how it works out for you. Worst case scenario, you can return it and get the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G instead…

      • 1.1.1) jugnoo79
        March 5, 2014 at 11:12 pm


        Thanks for you advice & feedback. I will rent the Tamron to see if it will work, if not, then I will go with Nikon as you have suggested.

        • Carlo
          March 6, 2014 at 10:42 am

          Jugnoo, please let us know your esperience because I have the same doubt. Thanks

        • Stefan
          March 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm

          I will double Nasim – get the Nikon 70-200mm.
          It will be the perfect lens even for landscapes.

  2. 2) Stefan
    March 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm


    I’m trying to add the X-T1 through your link and apply the $50 off coupon code, but i don’t have any success.
    There is no “Enter Promo Code” field, but all I see is “B&H GIFT / REWARD” – which asks for pin and amount.
    Can you please advice how to apply this discount?

    • March 5, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Stefan, my bad, the link was wrong! Use this link instead, then once you add it to cart you will see “Enter Promo Code” under “Helpful Links”. Simply copy-paste the above code and click “Apply” and you will see $50 off.

      My bad, I will go ahead and fix the above link!

  3. 3) Stefan
    March 5, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks, Nasim,
    It’s working now.

    • March 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      You are most welcome Stefan! I am playing with the X-T1 now and I must tell you, this is one of the best mirrorless cameras I have handled to date…

      • 3.1.1) Stefan
        March 6, 2014 at 1:20 pm

        I agree, Nasim.
        I have the camera from the beginning of it’s shipping in USA.
        However B&H were nice enough to apply your discount code to my past order.
        Thank you for which!
        I love the X-T1. I think I finally found my travel camera, especially when I travel to Europe.
        Which one is your favorite lens so far?
        I think the 14mm, 23mm and 56mm will be the best.
        I bought the 27mm instead of the 23mm for two reasons: 1) I already have X100S (23mm) and 2) this little pancake is extremely sharp. I didn’t believe first, but it’s on highly recommended there. And there is why!
        I’m waiting for the weather sealed zooms now.

        • Profile photo of Nasim Mansurov Nasim Mansurov
          March 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm

          Stefan, I cannot wait to try out the new 56mm portrait lens. My favorite lenses so far are the 23mm and 35mm. I really want to try out the 10-24mm zoom!

          • Ravi
            March 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

            I agree – the 10-24mm sounds like a great lens Nasim

        • Profile photo of Nasim Mansurov Nasim Mansurov
          March 6, 2014 at 6:38 pm

          The pancake is also pretty sweet though. Will have to get at least one weather sealed lens for the X-T1.

          • Stefan
            March 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm

            yeah – I can send you samples if you like, but the 27mm pancake (not the 18mm) is extremely sharp.
            10-24 is great, but I decided to get the 14mm, which is also a gem.
            In general – very good lenses from Fuji. I wish Nikon users had such beautiful DX lenses as well.

  4. Profile photo of Matt 4) Matt
    March 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Just wondering if the 24mm f/1.4 is on sale or if this is a permanent price drop. Thanks!!

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