Black Friday 2019 will be an exciting time for photography nuts, but let's forget about cameras for a moment and talk about lenses! Your camera is nothing without lenses, and often a new lens can change your photography just as much as a new camera.
And you don't necessarily have to wait until Black Friday itself (29 November) or Cyber Monday (2 December) to grab a bargain. There are some great early lens deals out there already, and we'll keep finding and posting all the best lens deals right here in the run-up to Black Friday – and, of course, on Black Friday itself.
In fact, Black Friday is just a single key date, but the selling season is likely to continue right up until the end of the year. So if you don't see what you want in the Black Friday or Cyber Monday camera deals, don't panic. Keep coming back to this page see what's new, what's changed, and what's suddenly dropped in price, and you might find the deal you want even after all the sales have finished.
Price drops happen all the time. Sometimes camera makers run cashback or instant rebate schemes which can save you A LOT of money. Sometimes a reseller gets a great deal on a specific model and passes that on to the customer.
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:
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• 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
Here are some of the best early Black Friday 2019 lens deals we've spotted so far. We've split our deals into US and UK sections so that you can go straight to your territory to discover the best DSLR deals you can get right now! Make sure to keep checking this page ahead of 29 November so you don't miss any early offers, because we don't know how much longer some of these will be around!
US Black Friday lens deals
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, just $269 after $150 instant savings
Portrait lenses don't have to cost a fortune! This Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is only half an f-stop slower than premium quality 85mm f/1.4 lenses and will give you almost as much background blur for a fraction of the cost.View Deal
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.View Deal
Fujifilm XF 56mm (85mm) 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.View Deal
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.View Deal
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?View Deal
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!View Deal
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art lens: just $829
Another Sigma Art that is slashed in price by $120 for the holidays is the 50mm f/1.4 standard prime lens. This offer at Amazon is for the Canon EF fit version.View Deal
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art lens: just $992.04
Another Sigma Art that is reduced in price for the holidays is the 85mm f/1.4 - which is one of our favorite portrait lenses for full-frame DSLRs. This offer is for a Canon EF mount version of this lens. View Deal
UK Black Friday lens deals
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR, now down to £1,499 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 O.I.S. 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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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.8, only £191.38!
Olympus makes some great prime lenses for its Micro Four Thirds cameras, and this is one of our favorites! The 45mm f/1.8 offers a 90mm equivalent focal length – perfect for portraits – and it's so cheap!View Deal
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.View Deal
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.View Deal
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.View Deal
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.View Deal
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Pay just $649 for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art lens!
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! (US only)View Deal