BuyDig is running a couple of lens deals today. One is the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $1679 (after $300 mail-in rebate) and the other is the EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro for $758 (after $150 mail-in rebate).
You must go all the way through the checkout procedure to see the final price that you’ll be charged.
From B&H Photo
B&H has put bigger savings on select lenses from Canon. These go beyond the current instant rebates from Canon. You also get a 2% reward and free shipping within the USA. You may have to add the items to your cart to see the discounted price.
B&H also has the new EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM available to purchase on its own. It may be a worthy upgrade to the previous kit lens, especially if you shoot video.
New review up
Justin has completed his review of the Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro. As suspected, the lens proves to be a real winner and you’ll be happy if you decide to add it to your camera bag.
So you can use it for macros which is great for landscape and commercial photographers working in product photography. It’s wonderful for portraits, benefiting any portrait artist especially those working in tighter spaces. There’s also the entire wedding photography industry, which requires a multitude of images shot over the period of a day. While I find the macro feature a bit unnecessary for ring photos at a wedding, it doesn’t hurt to have that kind of leverage, while taking away reliance on a tripod with IS and a lighter build for a long day… I’d strongly advocate this lens’ use at weddings, as long as you don’t need the variability and reach that a 70-200 can bring you.
I find the lens to be excellent as well. I don’t use it often, but when I do, I find it to be one of the finest in the Canon lineup.
Read the entire review