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Holiday lens deals: the best savings on the best camera lenses!

Holiday lens deals: the best savings on the best camera lenses!
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The holiday season is an exciting time for photography nuts, but let's forget about all the holiday camera deals for a moment and talk about lenses! Your camera is nothing without lenses, after all, and often a new lens can change your photography just as much as a new camera. 

That's why we've created this special page exclusively for the best holiday lens deals around. If you're looking for a new piece of glass to put on your camera, we've collated all the best bargains below!

If you're not sure what lenses you need to take your photography to the next level, check out or best lens guides for some invaluable pointers:

The best Nikon lenses in 2019: top lenses for your Nikon camera
The best Canon lenses to get in 2019
The best Sony lenses in 2019: top lenses for Sony mirrorless and Alpha cameras
Best Fujifilm lenses: top lenses for Fujifilm X-mount cameras
Best Micro Four Thirds lenses for Olympus and Panasonic cameras
Best Pentax lenses for Pentax DSLRs
Lensbaby and Lomo lenses: the best funky effects lenses

So without further ado, here are the best holiday deals around – and we've split our deals into US and UK sections, so that you can jump straight to your territory to discover the best bargains you can get right now!

US holiday lens deals

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S: $549.99 (was $999.99)
Embodying the ergonomics of the Nikon Z system, this superb optic features diminutive proportions despite being blessed with an f/4 constant maximum aperture, aspherical and ELD glass elements, FX format mount and stepping motor AF system.
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro + extras: $699 (was $899)
A fantastic dedicated macro lens, this brilliant optic enables you to get up close and personal to your subjects – but its 100mm focal length makes it a great portrait lens, too! Throw in an accessory bundle and travel kit, on top of the $200 savings, and this is a great value proposition!
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM: $299 (was $399)
If somehow you still don't have a nifty fifty in your camera bag, now is the perfect time! The f/1.4 is a step up from the "plastic fantastic" f/1.8, and its focal length (similar to the human eye's field of view) makes it a must-have prime lens.  
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Canon Advanced 2 Lens Kit  – $799: was $1,199 – Save $400
Up your lens game with this unbeatable offer! The Advanced 2 Lens Kit from Canon, which includes the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and the EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lenses, is ideal for both full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. Snap up this bargain while you can!
US deal, offer ends midnight EST on Saturday, November 30View Deal

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom: Now just $549: Save $330, was $879!
This zoom lens is for 40D, 30D, 20D & Digital Rebel Cameras. It has a large maximum aperture which, combined with higher shutter speeds can minimize subject motion blur and it has great shallow depth of field: so your shots will be picture perfect.
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF, now just $639 with $160 instant savings
We can always trust Sigma to do the extraordinary, and this time it's the constant-aperture 18-35mm f/1.8 – yes, that's right, f/1.8 – for Canon EF-S cameras (also available in Nikon DX fit), and with $160 instant savings, it's a pretty extraordinary price, too.
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NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S now $200 off, just $1,996.95!
Nikon's full frame Nikon cameras have taken the mirrorless market by storm, and they come with some great lenses too – especially this premium 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens, which is still new but already $200 off.
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NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Ultra-Wide Zoom – save $200, now just $1,096.95
Here's a lens every Nikon Z camera owner should keep in their bag! It's the excellent NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S ultra-wideangle zoom, which feature's Nikon's clever retracting mechanism to keep this lens small and portable.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR – with $500 saving, now just $1,896.95
This Nikon 24-70mm DSLR lens is the top choice for Nikon full frame DSLR users but usually has a price to match its performance – but thanks to this amazing $500 saving, this may be the best chance to get this stellar standard zoom.
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Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S – save $300, now just $1,596.95
This constant aperture f/2.8 ultra-wide zoom for full frame Nikon DSLRs is one of our favorites, and with a $300 Black Friday saving, we reckon it might be one of your favorites too!
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens, yours for just $2,146.95 with a huge Holiday Saving of $650
Just to complete our trio of Nikon pro constant aperture lenses, how about this for a deal. Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is now on sale with a huge $650 Holiday Saving!
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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM – just $549, save an amazing $330!
If you've got an APS-C Canon EOS DSLR and you're looking for an uprade on the kit lens, the top of the range Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is a spectacular $330 off right now.
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Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM – $399, save $250
Here's another great deal on a Canon EF-S lens, this time the ultra-wideangle EF-S 10-22mm zoom. With a massive £250 saving, this is a great chance to buy a lens which will truly expand your horizons!
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM now $300 off at $1,799 – the same price as the Mark II version!
If you've been waiting for prices to drop on Canon's latest and best 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto for EOS DSLRs, this is your chance! With a massive saving of $300, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is a great Black Friday buy.
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – now $1,599, you save $300
Here's another great Black Friday deal for Canon DSLR users looking to upgrade to the latest L-series lenses. Canon's Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is now a massive $300 off.
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Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R: $99 (was $199)
One of the hidden gems of the Micro Four Thirds lens lineup, this brilliant bargain has an equivalent 80-300mm range, is just 83mm long (when collapsed) and weighs just 190g! A fantastic little optic, especially at $100 off! 
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Samyang 35mm f/2.8 AF for Sony E – save $170, now an amazing $229!
If you've picked up a Sony full frame mirrorless camera for a great price in the Black Friday sales, you've probably figured the lenses can cost plenty... but not this one! This brilliant little Samyang 35mm is a brilliant, compact street lens, and at a crazy price.
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Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS for Fujifilm – save $120, now just $249
Fujifilm makes some great prime lenses for its X-mount cameras, but none wider than 16mm. This manual focus Rokinon doesn't just go wider, it goes a lot lower too – in price!
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Tokina 16-28mm F/2.8 ATX Pro FX – save $229, now just $399.95
If you've got a full frame Canon or Nikon DSLR, you'll know just ow much own-brand constant aperture ultra-wide zooms cost. Not only is this Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 massively cheaper, it's also $229 off! This deal links to the Nikon version, but it's available in Canon fit too.
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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, only $499 after $300 instant savings!
This classic Canon ultra-wide zoom has long been overshadowed by more recent models, but at just $499 this constant-aperture ultra-wide zoom is an amazing deal for full frame Canon DSLR owners, and makes a handy alternative kit lens on APS-C models too.
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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens is now just $129!
Enjoy Black Friday prices at Adorama today! You can get your hands of a Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens for just $129, marked down from $199, saving you $70!
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Fujifilm XF 56mm F/1.2, only $899, save $100
Fujifilm's X-mount cameras are renowned for their color rendition and are popular with portrait photographers – and this 56mm f/1.2 (85mm equivalent) is purpose made for portraits, with a super-fast f/1.2 maximum aperture for great background blur.
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Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, just $146.95!
Need a telephoto zoom for your Nikon DX format DSLR? You'll have trouble beating this price on a Nikon-made lens, thanks to Instant Savings of $200! Be aware that this is NOT the Nikon VR version, but it's still an amazing price for occasional telephoto users.
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Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens + UV Filter: $496.95 (save $100)
Take advantage of the Z system’s ultra-wide mount this Black Friday and add an essential focal length to your collection – Nikon’s super-fast Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S. 
US deal, offer ends midnight EST on Monday, December 2View Deal

Pentax SMC-DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM $150 off, now only $446.95
It's not all about Canon and Nikon! Pentax is still in the DSLR market too, and here's a chance to get the Pentax 18-270mm superzoom lens (APS-C) at a massive $150 discount.
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Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. just $147.99
This terrific 50mm equivalent standard prime lens fits both Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras and can be yours at a saving of $100 – at this price, why not just go for it?
US deal, offer ends midnight EST on Saturday, November 30View Deal

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art lens: now $1,079 save $120 PLUS Sigma USB Dock
Looking for a great portrait lens for your Canon EOS camera that gives you lots of bokeh, and that makes you the master of depth of field? This is a great deal on this sought-after Sigma Art lens. Adorama is including a free Sigma USB Dock, which enables you to update the lens's firmware and customise its focus settings.
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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art lens: just $649 down from $899!
Looking for a cool deal on a lens for your Canon EOS camera? Well look no further – now you can pay just $649 for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art lens, marked down from $899, making a huge saving of $250!
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art lens: just $549
Another Sigma Art that is slashed in price for the holidays is the 50mm f/1.4 standard prime lens. This offer at Amazon is for the Nikon fit version.
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art: save $160, now $639
There are some great discounts on Sigma lenses at the moment... the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art is available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A, or Sigma SA fit for $639... that's a saving of $160 for a unique fast-aperture wide-angle zoom.
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See other Sigma lenses that are on sale at B&H View Deal

Sigma 100-400mm f/5.6-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary with MC11 adaptor save $290 now $758
This kit is designed for Sony mirrorless users who want a big telephoto reach to shoot sport or wildlife. You get a Canon EF mount lens, but with Sigma's own Canon-to-Sony mount converter. (which will also allow you to use other Canon fit lenses on your camera).
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UK holiday lens deals

Sony 50mm f/1.8 now £129 at John Lewis
This is a great price on this "nifty fifty" prime lens that is equally suitable for Sony A7 series full-frame mirrorless cameras, as well as Sony A6000 series APS-C models. The fast maximum aperture, make this equally suitable for portraiture and for lowlight shooting.View Deal

Olympus 25mm f/1.8: £329 (was £399)
The Olympus 25mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko lens has a film equivalent focal length of 50mm and a fast maximum aperture that makes it superb for street photography and portraiture.
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Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8: £679 (RRP £899)
Featuring a maximum aperture of f/1.8, this superior optic from Olympus makes the perfect portrait lens thanks to its 150mm equivalent focal length. It's razor sharp and produces beautiful bokeh and background blur!
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Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens: £1,819 from £2,019
Purchase a Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens for just £1,819 down from £2,019, for a spectacular saving of £200! This flexible lens has the perfect focal range for anything from portraits to landscapes.
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Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR: £1,799 from £2,919.99
You can now pick up the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR zoom lens for just £1,799 from its original price of £2,919.99, which is an amazing saving of £1,120.99! This zoom lens is great for wildlife and sports!
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Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR, now down to £1,479 after £270 cashback!
This constant f/2.8 ultra-wide zoom is built to Fujifilm's top professional standards and is one of its most desirable X-mount lenses – especially with this £270 cashback deal!
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Panasonic 8-18mm f2.8-4 ASPH, down to £599 after £200 cashback
This premium quality ultra-wide zoom for Panasonic Lumix G cameras (and Olympus Micro Four Thirds) is available at a big discount thanks to Panasonic's current cashback deal.
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Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 Vario-Elmarit Power OIS Lens, now just £599 after £200 cashback
If your Lumix G camera needs a kit lens upgrade, now's your chance! Panasonic's top standard zoom, designed by Leica no less, is now a massive £200 cheaper thanks to Panasonic's cashback deal.
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Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Leica DG Vario-Elmar super-telephoto, now just £999 after cashback!
Designed for Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds cameras, this super-telephoto gives a huge effective focal range of 200-800mm. Already reduced by £150, a further £200 cashback from Panasonic brings it down from £1,349 to just £999.
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Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 G AF-S ED, down £700 from £1,899 to only £1,199
If you need a pro quality standard zoom for your full frame Nikon DSLR, stop right here! This is the non-VR version, but if you don't mind that you can make a massive saving on the regular list price.
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Tamron SP AF150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon, just £699
If you own a Canon DSLR you're in luck, because you can get this Tamron super-telephoto lens at a knock-down price – it's perfect for long-range sports and wildlife (the Nikon version is £100 more, at £799). This is the older (non G2) version of this lens, but that's reflected in the price.
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Sony FE 12-24mm f4 G ultra-wide zoom, just £1,369 with £80 cashback
This  is the widest Sony zoom lens you can get for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, and it's even pretty wide on the Sony APS-C models. With £80 cashback from Sony, this is a great buy.
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Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 Batis lens - £814 after cashback, from £949
If you own a Sony E-mount Compact System Camera, the Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 Batis Lens will give you a boost in sharpness and clarity, stunning shallow depth-of-field effects and exceptional handling characteristics. UK deal

Other Zeiss lens cashback deals, save up to £360View Deal

Fujifilm 200mm lens + teleconverter - £5,034 after cashback from £5,399
This beast of a lens is the perfect companion for any pro sports or wildlife photographer. Featuring a bright f/2 aperture and Optical Image Stabilizer this model is perfect for low light shooting. UK deal

See cashback discounts on other Fujifilm lensesView Deal

Fujifilm 90mm f2 R LM WR XF lens - £656 from £746
Designed for use with the APS-C format sensor in Fujifilm X series mirrorless cameras, this optic is smaller and lighter than any full frame equivalent. The 9 bladed diaphragm prides stunning bokeh and the tough build protects against harsh environments.

See cashback discounts on other Fujifilm lensesView Deal

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