Camera Lens Black Friday 2018 Deals (Nikon, Canon, Sony)

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The biggest camera brands have released their Black Friday deals. You can save hundreds of dollars on the most popular lenses for your camera. If you’re looking to upgrade your photography game and you’re in the market for new lenses for your camera, then now is the time to grab one.

We have done the research for you and compiled a list of the DSLR and mirrorless lenses that are on sale this Black Friday season. There are dozens of models you can choose from.

Nikon Lenses

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$1199AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRAmazon$1399
$825AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-EDAmazon$899
$439AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8GAmazon$479
$289AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VRAmazon$309
$1699AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G EDAmazon$1799
$1699AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G EDAmazon$1899
$169AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8GAmazon$199

Canon Lenses

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$299Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto LensAmazon$399
$699Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro LensAmazon$899
$269Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM LensAmazon$299
$599Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom LensAmazon$799
$1799Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM LensAmazon$2199
$549Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle LensAmazon$599
$999Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM LensAmazon$1099

Sony Lenses

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$1248Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS E-Mount LensAmazon$1348
$798Sony – E 10-18mm F4 OSS Wide-angle Zoom LensAmazon$848
$1498Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon T FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Standard-Prime Lens for Mirrorless CamerasAmazon$1598

Sigma Lenses 

Sigma makes 3rd party lenses that are compatible with Sony, Canon, and Nikon cameras.

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$429Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony EAmazon$449
$799Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for CanonAmazon
$799Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for NikonAmazon$899
$1429Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon EOSAmazon$1599

Panasonic Lenses

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$897PANASONIC LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT PROFESSIONAL LENS, 8-18mm, F2.8-4.0Amazon$1099
$897PANASONIC LUMIX G X VARIO II PROFESSIONAL LENSAmazon$999

Fujinon (Fujifilm) Lenses

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$599Fujinon XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OISAmazon$699
$849Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 R WRAmazon$999
$849Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OISAmazon$999
$549Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 RAmazon$599
$1399Fujinon XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WRAmazon$1599
$349Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR – BlackAmazon$399
$799Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 RAmazon$899

Choosing the right camera lens for you

When you’re a photographer, whether you’re a casual one or an enthusiast, you will always want the right lens for the job. There are a lot of different numbers and letters when you look at lenses. These refer to the focal length, field of view, and a lot more, and sometimes these can get confusing. As a result, we have some info on what you should look for below.

Fixed Lenses

Fixed lenses, as the name suggests, have a fixed focal length. They are also called prime lenses because they are simple and straightforward to use since they have no zoom capabilities. These lenses offer high image quality for a lower cost.

The most common fixed lens types are 35mm and 50mm. A 35mm focal length is most common since this mimics what the human eyes see. These lenses are usually for shooting portraits because they have a wide aperture and produce higher-quality images compared to zoom lenses.

Zoom Lenses

The main difference between zoom and fixed lenses is that the focal length can be adjusted. Many DSLRs come with a “kit zoom” that shoots at a range of 18mm to 200mm. These types of lenses are bigger and heavier than fixed lenses and tend to be more expensive. These lenses come in handy when traveling because one zoom lens can easily replace the job of other lenses so you keep your camera bag light.

Telephoto Lenses

Telephoto lenses are one of the largest, heaviest, and most expensive lens options. The telephoto lens is an excellent magnifier. You can capture subjects that are far away and frame them in a way that will appear as if they’re in front of you.

This lens is perfect for shooting sporting events or wildlife since this lens will make it appear like you’re in the thick of the action.

Macro Lenses

Telephoto lenses allow you to shoot far away objects, while macro lenses do the opposite. These lenses allow you to focus on objects that are very close to you. It magnifies very small objects like insects, blades of grass, patterns, and textures.

Most lenses have a macro feature, but a dedicated macro lens makes sure that you’ll get the sharpest of image qualities when shooting very tiny subjects.

Wide-Angle Lenses

Wide-angle lenses enable you to capture images at an angle wider than what the human eye can see. These angles are perfect for landscape photos. These lenses come in different sizes, but the distinguishing factor is that wide field of view, which is usually wider than normal lenses.

Final Thoughts

Knowing what lens you need matters when choosing the right lens to get for your DSLR and mirrorless camera. Knowing also the type of photography you want to be doing will ensure that you select the perfect lens for your needs. If you want to get into nature or sports photography, then you should invest in a telephoto lens. If you’re looking at shooting more travel photos, then wide-angle lenses are your lenses of choice.

There are a lot of great deals available this Black Friday and this is the perfect time to pick a lens that you need and get it at a discount.