Three Great Year-End Lens Deals


December is always a great month to buy lenses, and this year is no different. Here are three great deals on optics that I can easily vouch for, having used them extensively.

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 Prime for $319

Even though this optic has been around for years, it's still a top performer for me. It focuses fast, takes great pictures wide open, and isn't too hefty. It looks great on any Canon DSLR, and for the great price of $319, it is a steal. Highlights include:

  • Aperture Range: f/1.8-22
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Internal, Rear Focusing System
  • Distance Scale
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.8'
  • 58mm Filter Thread Diameter

Offer ends: Dec 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

The Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens for $699


This is the best price ($300 savings) that I've ever seen on this outstanding, pro caliber, zoom. Its fast, constant aperture and pin-sharp focusing lives up to the pro branding. Plus, it's weather resistant. Highlights include:

  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 24-80mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 1 Aspherical ED & 2 Aspherical Elements
  • 1 DSA, 2 ED, 1 HD, 2 HR Lens Elements
  • High-Speed Imager AF with MSC
  • Linear Motor Drive System
  • Manual Focus Clutch
  • Dust, Freeze and Drip-Proof Construction
  • 7-Blade Circular Diaphragm

This special $699 price is available right now.

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph. Zoom for $698


If you prefer the Panasonic pro zoom with optical image stabilization built in, it is also available right now for $300 off. This has been my go-to pro zoom for photojournalism and event coverage, and it's never let me down. Highlights include:

  • 12-35mm Zoom (Equivalent to 24-70mm)
  • Micro 4/3 Mount
  • Nano Surface Coating Reduces Flare/Ghost
  • POWER O.I.S. Image Stabilization
  • Splash- and Dust-Proof Design
  • UED Lens Minimizes Chromatic Aberration
  • Circular Aperture Diaphragm
  • Constant f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Lightweight--10.8 oz
  • Compact--2.9x2.7"

This special $698 price is available right now.

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