The last decade or so has seen the shopping phenomenon that is Black Friday absolutely explode into public knowledge, and while some may view it as consumerism at it’s worst there is no doubt that there’s a deal or two to be found out there.
Not content with the great deals that Black Friday brings, just days later Cyber Monday arrives with a host of technology related deals to scoop up.
It’s no different for photographers either, and when some of our gear runs into the thousands any deal is welcome! Here, we’ll update our list with some of the very best Black Friday deals for photographers to help you get that early Christmas present.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday this year falls on the November 29th, and is followed a few days later by Cyber Monday on December 1st. However, many retailers are expected to launch their deals early this year, and Amazon kicked things off on November 22 with a host of deals.
Of course, if you’re shopping for a loved one then make sure to check out our Photographers Wishlist – 29 Perfect Gifts for Photographers article here.
50% off at Click and Learn Photography
We’re not holding out on the Black Friday deals either. Until Cyber Monday, you’ll be able to get 50% off both our Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography ebook and our Forest Photography Lightroom Presets.
That means for under $5 you can get your hands on our 25,000+ word ebook or our special Lightroom presets for forest photography. Or, you can buy both for just shy of $10!
Just use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY50 at checkout to receive 50% off.
Amazon Black Friday Deals
Amazon are known to go all out with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Last year they brought us 10 days of Black Friday deals, and a similar scale event is expected again in 2019.
In fact, Amazon have confirmed that their 2019 Black Friday deals will start on November 22 and continue until the end of Cyber Monday on December 2.
You can keep an eye on proceedings and get Prime Member only deals across Amazon now. They move too fast to update this page with individual deals, so check out the links below for all the latest deals. You can find all the latest Black Friday photography deals here.
Amazon Prime Free Trial
If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, make sure to sign up for the free trial below. That means you can take advantage of all the great Black Friday deals, and then simply cancel if you’re not enjoying the benefits of Amazon Prime.
Black Friday Cameras, Lenses and Bundle Deals
US Based Black Friday Deals
Pretty much every retailer out there offers some sort of Black Friday photography deal, and we’ll be updating this article with all the best ones we find as they come in.
47% off Canon EOS Rebel T6 Kit
- Equipped with built in Wi Fi and NFC to make wireless sharing of photos and videos between compatible devices easy and convenient
- The 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor that can capture images with high resolution with an ISO 100 6400 (expandable to H: 12800)
Canon are offering a huge 47% discount on this Canon EOS Rebel T6 kit, which comes with the 18-55mm EF-S kit lens as well as the versatile 75-300mm telephoto lens.
We actually featured the Rebel T6 in our Best Beginner DSLR article, and this is an absolute steal of a purchase at under $400.
Sure, the Rebel T6 isn’t the most up to date camera, but its 18MP sensor still delivers excellent results, it has WiFi and NFC built in and it features an articulating touchscreen. If you’re looking for a budget friendly beginner DSLR, this is one of the best deals out there at the moment.
Canon EOS M50 Camera w/ 15-45mm Lens
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
- 24.1 Megapixel APS C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
Maybe a bit early to call this a Black Friday deal, but Amazon are offering a tasty little discount on their M50 starter bundle, including the 15-45mm lens.
It has all the usual features: 24.1MP sensor, 4k video recording, vari-angle touchscreen LCD and a beautifully crisp EVF. If you’re looking for a move to mirrorless, you could do far worse.
48% off Nikon D5600 Bundle
- 24.2MP DX Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 4 Image Processor
We recommend the Nikon D5600 in our article on the best beginner DSLR cameras, and we do so with good reason. It’s a fantastic mid-range DSLR that offers the beginner plenty of room to grow into.
This particular Black Friday deal offers almost 50% off a perfect beginner bundle, with the 18-55mm kit lens and the 70-300mm entry-level telephoto lens thrown in for good measure.
Huge savings on Nikon cameras
- Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
- Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
Looking for a professional level full frame DSLR? Amazon are offering over 50% off on this Nikon D750 camera body with 24-120mm f/4G lens. If you’re not interested in the lens, there’s still a hefty 50% off the D750 body alone, and if you’re looking for something a little less advanced you can get 36% off the Nikon D7500.
Sony Compact Camera Deals
Looking for a little walkaround compact camera to complement your full setup? There’s a couple of good deals on Sony’s range going around right now, with almost 20% off both the 18.2MP Sony DSCHX80 and the higher spec Sony RX100 III.
Obviously the Sony RX100 III is almost twice the price of its more budget friendly cousin, but having used one myself I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
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More Sony Deals!
There’s a whole host of deals on Sony’s prestigious range of A-series cameras that you can find here, but above are our pick of the bunch.
First up there’s a huge 44% off the Sony A6000 with 16-50mm lens. Again, it’s a more outdated model, but it still delivers excellent image quality and is jam packed full of features. The 11FPS continuous shooting is very handy for those action shots and it sports a tilting LCD, a decent EVG and a native ISO range of 100-25600. You can also get it heavily discounted with the 55-210mm telephoto lens here.
Next is over 50% off the fantastic Sony A7RII camera body, which makes this one of the best value full frame mirrorless cameras out there. It offers spectacular 42.4MP resolution on a full-frame sensor, as well as sporting 5-axis in body stabilization, 4k video recording and supreme high-ISO performance.
Deals on Panasonic Cameras
- New 5-axis in-body sensor stabilizer works with LUMIX 2-axis optically stabilized lenses in video and still capture modes using class-leading Dual Image Stabilization
- Eliminates the need for low-pass sensor filters while boosting fine detail resolving power by nearly 10% over existing 16-Megapixel MFT sensors
Our favorite, however, is the 25% off deal on the Panasonic Lumix GX85, which is one of the most highly rated Micro 4/3 cameras out there. If you have any interest in video recording and want a tiny, interchangeable lens camera to carry around with you at all times, the GX85 is up there with the best of them.
7artisans 35mm f/1.2 for Sony E-Mount
- Focal Length: 35mm
- Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f16
7artisans are known for making stylish, cost effective prime lenses that offer a range of different attractions. Their 35mm f/1.2 is no different, producing distinct bokeh and a massively wide maximum aperture of f/1.2.
Sure, they’re not the best optically, but at such a low price they’re great fun to play around with and try some different styles out. Plus, it’s a perfect addition to your kit if you took advantage of some of the fantastic Sony deals above.
Black Friday Photography Accessories Deals
15% off K&F Concept Tripod
- 【Transverse Center Column】Central column moves from 0 to 180 degrees, can be rotated 360°horizontally, to realize panorama shooting.
- 【Strong Stability】25mm large diameter aluminum alloy tube,the load capacity can reach 22.04lbs (10kg), provide security and stability support for your dslr camera.
It’s not one of our highly recommended tripods, but this K&F offering is cheap, light and does the trick as long as you aren’t too demanding of it. A pretty good deal if you’re looking for a travel friendly, lightweight tripod that doesn’t break the bank.
ZOMEI Portable Carbon Fiber Tripod
- COMPACT and LIGHT WEIGHT: Zomei Z669C camera tripod weights just 3.3Lbs, reaches a height of 60" and folds down to 15". It's portable and compact once collapsed
- CARBON FIBER: Out-and-out pure 8-layer Carbon Fiber tubes are even stiffer to maximize rigidity and image stability. Carbon Fiber material makes the tripod more light in weight
Again, this isn’t one of the best tripods out there, but if you’re looking for something portable, cheap, versatile and lightweight then it might be worth looking at.
You’re not getting the same build quality as some of the bigger names in the tripod business, but having a cheap tripod on hand that you can use and abuse is a good option.
AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack
- Compact and lightweight camera backpack offers hands-free transport of your photography gear
- Can hold a DSLR camera body with lens attached and up to 3 camera lenses or other accessories
Amazon always heavily discount a bunch of their own products during their Black Friday event, and their surprisingly good range of camera backpacks are no exception.
As you might expect from such a well priced bit of gear, they’re not top of the range camera bags, but they do all the basics. It keeps your gear safe, it’s surprisingly water resistant, and it’s spacious enough for a decent amount of photography kit.
35% off Lexar Professional SD Card
- High speed performance leverages UHS II technology (U3) for a read transfer speed up to 2000x (300MB/s)
- Includes SD UHS II reader for high speed file transfer from card to computer, dramatically accelerating workflow
We’ve often talked about the importance of spending a bit extra to get a reliable and trusted brand of SD card, but now you don’t have to spend the extra!
Lexar are offering up to 35% off their range of Professional 2000x SD cards. The biggest discount is on the 64GB version, but the 32GB card has a 25% reduction and the mammoth 128GB offering is 17% off as well.
30% off Samsung SSD External Storage
- SUPERFAST READ WRITE SPEEDS: SSD with V-NAND offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s (up to 4.9x faster than external HDDs); Ideal for transferring large-sized data including 4K videos, high-resolution photos, games and more
- COMPACT AND PORTABLE DESIGN: Top to bottom shock resistant metal design fits in the palm of your hand and easily slides in your pocket or purse to take work and entertainment on the go
It seems like just last week (okay, it was only last week) that we were recommending the Samsung T5 Portable SSD in our article on the best external hard drives for photographers.
Coincidentally, one of our most highly recommended external hard drives is now down to under $140 thanks to this 30% off deal. You can read all the reasons we love the T5 in the article above if you’re still unconvinced.
Big discounts on SanDisk and WD storage
- High speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds let you move hi res Photos and videos fast (Based on internal testing; Performance may be lower depending on drive Capacity, host device, OS and application)
- Ruggedized, Water and dust resistant (IP55 rated) (IEC 60529 IP55: Tested to withstand Water flow (30 kPa) at 3 min; Limited dust contact Does Not interfere with operation. Must be clean and dry before use)
Sticking with the storage theme here, SanDisk and WD both have some excellent deals on their portable storage devices. Our pick of the bunch is the excellent SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD. It was also featured as one of our favorite external hard drives for photographers, and I myself actually use the 1TB version of this.
It’s far from the only deal available though, with the most enticing being 49% off the huge 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card and 31% off WD’s gigantic 16TB desktop external hard drive.
Black Friday Software and Course Deals
40% off Adobe Creative Cloud Plans
We’re big advocates of Adobe’s range of editing software here, with Lightroom being our favorite. If you still haven’t signed up to Adobe Creative Cloud, now is the perfect time to take that leap.
They’re offering a range of discounts from now until the 29th November, and you can sign up using the banner below. Here’s what’s on offer:
- Creative Cloud All Apps for Individuals – up to 40% off for first time subscribers.
- Creative Cloud All Apps for Students – up to 70% off for first time subscribers.
- Creative Cloud All Apps for Teams – up to 25% off for first time subscribers.
25% off Dotphoton Raw
Forget about buying extra hard drives/cloud storage and “Startup disk almost full” warnings during editing. Dotphoton Raw is the first dedicated RAW image optimization app for pro photographers. With 30+ top cameras supported and quantum tech under the hood, it allows RAW file size reduction by up to 5 times, while preserving full raw dynamic range and resolution of your images.
Dotphoton Raw are offering 25% off their yearly and lifetime licenses until December 5th, just click here and use the promo code BLACKFRIDAY.
20% off Pixpa Plans
If you’re thinking of setting up your own portfolio website (something I highly recommend), then you’ve probably looked at some of the popular and easy-to-use website builders out there.
Pixpa is one of these, and as an early treat we’ve teamed up with them to offer a generous 20% off your first year’s subscription at Pixpa. You can click here and use the offer code BFCLP20 to get this offer, or click on the banner below and use the same offer code.
The Elopement Photographer Course by Maddie May
Maddie May of Adventure Instead specializes in the fascinating niche of Elopement Photography. Not only is the whole concept unique, but the images Maddie produces are nothing short of stunning.
Between November 26th to December 3rd only, she’s offering her Elopement Photographer Course for $1,900, reduced from $500. Monthly payment plans are also available, but if you pay up front (and join her educational Facebook group) you also get her $350 Permission Posing Course as a free gift.
You can find out more about Adventure Instead, as well as get a sample of the course, by clicking this link.
Here’s a brief blurb about the course and the Black Friday deal on offer:
“The Elopement Photographer Course by Maddie Mae of Adventure Instead is the first ever course that teaches you how to book more elopements, and provide an amazing experience for eloping couples. Learn how to create your own brand that magnetizes eloping couples, get a concrete marketing action plan to get elopement inquiries in your inbox within 90 days, and learn all of the skills you need to create unforgettable elopement experiences and get 5* reviews. The Elopement Photographer Course will be available for enrollment for just one week, November 26–December 3, and if you are a member of Maddie Mae’s free educational facebook group, Weddings & Wanderlust – Adventure Photographers, and pay for the course in full during that week, you will receive a FREE additional $350 course which is Maddie Mae’s Permission Posing strategy, which includes 4 additional behind-the-scenes videos, teaching you how to create connected & authentic couples photographs.“
Alex is the owner and lead writer for Click and Learn Photography. An avid landscape, equine, and pet photographer living and working in the beautiful Lake District, UK, Alex has had his work featured in a number of high profile publications, including the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, and Amateur Photographer Magazine.