These Mother’s Day Sales on Cameras, Lenses and More are Still On!

This Mothers Day photography gift guide has loads of sales that are still on! And some made even better!

We hope that you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. And for those of you interested in still snagging some gear on sale, we’ve gone through our Reviews Index and selected a few items at varying price points for the photographer/mom in your life. Best of all–everything we’ve found is being offered at fantastic prices right now.

 

Camera Ideas

 

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90

 

In our review we said:

“The Instax Mini 90 is a creative camera with an emphasis on giving people who love fun-filled, party cameras a bit more creativity and versatility. With that said though, this is a camera that will be targeted at, and sold to, people who value creativity and looks first. It can be the fun little camera that they snap instant moments with and then take with them on a weekend getaway.”

Buy now ($99.99): Amazon

 

Fujifilm XF10

 

In our review we said:

“The Fujifilm XF10 is not only really well priced, but also capable of delivering beautiful images. Combine this with the compact size, the solid ergonomics, the small size that doesn’t get much bigger, and the great battery life, and you have yourself a true point and shoot that you can’t complain much about.”

Buy now ($449): Amazon

 

Sony A6000

 

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In our review we said:

“The Sony A6000 hands down has the best autofocusing system out there. While it isn’t the fastest, it’s by far the smartest and most responsive, putting some DSLRs to shame in our tests for sure. Granted, Sony did this with an APS-C sensor and have yet to do this with a full frame sensor. If that doesn’t bother you, then you’ll have an autofocusing beast in the palm of your hand.”

Buy now ($648): Amazon

 

Canon EOS M50

 

In our review we said:

“The JPEGs from the Canon M50 are very good. You can beam them to your phone and then to Instagram with confidence . Personally speaking, I’m smitten with their monochrome rendition of images providing that you’ve also locked your white balance.”

Buy now ($599): Amazon

 

Fujifilm X-T20 (Fujifilm X Mount)

 

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In our review we said:

“Fujifilm autofocus system is as solid as it’s probably ever going to be when it comes to single focusing point shooting. I feel the Fujifilm X Pro 2 outperforms the X-T2, and the X-T20 is right up there with the Fujifilm X Pro 2. It focuses quickly and accurately a majority of the time. Make the focusing point smaller, and it will become more finely tuned. But for street photography, I was genuinely surprised to know that I got a higher keeper rate than I thought I would when using autofocus.”

Buy now ($649): Amazon

 

Canon Rebel T7i

 

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In our review we said:

“If you’re a person who has been looking to just get into photography, there’s a strong chance you’ve considered the Canon Rebel T7i. The Canon Rebel lineup of cameras often sell well due to Canon’s name, their bundles, and aggressive marketing/pricing. They’ve always been considered very entry level and they still are. But one thing I’ve always been fascinated by is the fact that their image quality is pretty good when you’re looking at other cameras, comparatively speaking.”

Buy now ($699): Amazon

 

Olympus OMD EM10 Mk II

 

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In our review we said:

“The Olympus OMD EM10 Mk II is honestly a really great camera. It will deliver excellent images in the hands of most folks and its simulated OVF mode is also great for many photographers who otherwise still swear by optical viewfinders. What you should really be impressed by is the autofocusing abilities. Granted, the Four Thirds sensor is smaller so it’s easier to acquire focus at a given aperture, but it works so well in low light and high contrast situations that you’ll almost never have to worry about reliability problems.”

Buy now ($449): Amazon

 

Nikon D5500

 

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In our review we said:

“The Nikon D5500 is a great camera. It’s bound to make a great gift for anyone who wants to get into photography. Know someone having a brand new baby? This is the camera for them when paired with a couple of zooms and the 50mm f1.8 G. It’s a small size, has WiFi integration, and 5fps shooting. At the entry level, you can’t ask for much more.”

Buy now ($599): Amazon

 

Lenses

 

Canon 50mm F1.8 STM (Canon EF)

 

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In our review we said:

“Of all the cheap 50mm lenses made, Canon’s nifty 50 has always reigned supreme as the niftiest thanks to both image quality and affordability. Very recently, however, the company chose to update its formula for the lens. The Canon 50mm f1.8 STM is a lens that, like its predecessors, is still priced rather affordably and also performs very well for the price point. In every single way, this lens is a step up and improvement from the previous version, and with that in mind it will surely serve a new generation of budding photographers very well.”

Buy now ($125): Amazon

 

Nikon 50mm F1.8 G

 

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In our review we said:

“Easy to use, overall, this lens is very nice. Feature wise the Nikon 50mm 1.8G does not need much. Thankfully, the changes in this lens were also not just cosmetic. This lens has been given more utility for DSLRs than its predecessor. It can be used on all FX and DX Nikon cameras. While it’s slightly more expensive than its predecessor, it is worth the cost. It’s such a nice lens. It’s a lens that will never let you down.”

Buy now ($196.95): Amazon

 

Fujifilm 35mm F2 R WR

 

In our review we said:

“It is the fastest to focus Fujifilm lens to date and finally makes candid street photography with a Fujifilm camera really viable when it comes to using autofocus. For this reason alone, many photographers will greatly, greatly appreciate this lens and just how quickly it can perform. The lens is also weather sealed, which means that it’s really designed to do work for the photographer who demands more from their gear. Pair it with the X-T1 and you’ll not only have a fast focusing combination, but one that can stand up to the rain.”

Buy now ($349): Amazon

 

Sony 50mm F1.8 (Sony E Mount, Full Frame)

 

In our review we said:

“Generally speaking in terms of nifty 50 lenses, you can’t really get much better here. Sony’s 50mm f1.8 is right up there with the Canon 50mm f1.8 in terms of image quality. It’s got great color output, is very sharp, has very little chromatic aberration (and even then you’ve really got to look for it) and bokeh that isn’t bad overall. For $250, it’s hard to beat.”

Buy now ($198): Amazon

 

Olympus 25mm F1.8 (Micro Four Thirds)

 

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In our review we said:

“So what do we have to say about the overall image quality from the Olympus 25mm f1.8? It’s pretty damned amazing. Olympus said they basically took the same formula for the 45mm f1.8 and modified it to work with the 25mm focal length. And it seems to have worked. The 45mm f1.8 is one of the sharpest and most affordable Micro Four Thirds lenses that we’ve tested, so it’s only natural that the 25mm f1.8 is right up there.”

Buy now ($349): Amazon

 

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

The Best Travel Zoom Ever! Tamron’s 18-400mm ultra-telephoto 22.2X all-in-one zoom lens provides amazing telephoto capability for powerful close-ups (full-frame equivalent of 620mm on an APS-C camera). Enjoy wide to ultra-tele photography with this compact, easy to handle lens that provides the versatility only an all-in-one can offer. It’s ideal for travel photography to capture everything from stunning landscapes and neon-lit cities to portraits. With its 1:2:9 macro, you can even capture beautiful tele-macro images of details and food. Rounding out this impressive lens is the moisture-resistant construction that gives you peace of mind when shooting in rain or snow, and its image stabilization. Now get $100 Instant Savings 5/3 through 5/12 at your authorized Tamron USA retailer.

Buy Now ($649): Amazon

 

Accessory Ideas

 

Stretched Canvas Prints From Duggal

 

Memories Are The Perfect Gift – 25% Off. Say thanks to your Mom this Mother’s Day with the help of ShopDuggal.com. Select your favorite image to create a custom photo canvas that expresses what your mom means to you. Prices start at $35. A well-produced stretch canvas print can elevate the perception of imagery to that of fine art. Duggal utilizes best-in-class technology and craftsmanship to deliver top quality canvas prints. Beautifully hand-stretched on a 1.5” wood frames, these gallery quality products will make your canvas as special as she is. Use code: MOM2019 for 25% off your order. Expires: May 31st.

Buy now: ShopDuggal

 

Tenba Cooper 13″ Slim Camera Bag

 

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In our review we said:

“When it comes to a messenger style camera bag designed for the working pro using mirrorless camera gear, this is the only camera bag you’ll ever need. Again, it’s stylish, comfortable, low profile, and it gets the job done. Though I may not carry it around when using lots of DSLR gear, most of my kit is mirrorless and for that this bag will always remain close to me and will constantly be reached for.”

Buy now ($199.95): Amazon

 

Portage Supply Kenora Backpack (4th Generation)

 

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In our review we said:

“The Portage Supply Kenora Backpack has a solid build quality nd the overall design is fantastic. For photojournalists, working photographers, wedding photographers, and those who need to be away all day, the Portage Supply Kenora Backpack is going to surely find a comfortable spot on your back.”

Buy now ($159): Amazon

 

Portage Supply Mariner Messenger Bag

 

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In our review we said:

“During my testing, I took the Portage Supply Mariner Messenger Bag out into the rain and along commute after commute. The contents inside held up just fine and the straps didn’t suffer any problems at all. What I should speak to specifically with this bag though is the shoulder strap. It’s an unconventional design that if embraced, becomes one of the most comfortable out there.”

Buy now ($109): Amazon

 

MeFOTO Daytrip Tripod

 

In our review we said:

The MeFOTO Daytrip is extremely simple to use; it was designed that way. There are no intricate bells and whistles, but instead a modesty while maintaining functionality and an edgy look. Indeed, I never thought that a tripod could be cool. Often, I’ve believed that they just get in the way of taking images, but the MeFOTO Daytrip helps you create better ones.

Buy now ($169.99): Amazon

 

Fujifilm Instax SP-3 Instax Square Printer

 

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In our review we said:

“The Fujifilm Instax SP-3 takes better advantage of what the Instax Square film can do vs the SQ-10. That camera’s lens and sensor weren’t so great. But when you can print images from real cameras instead, then you get better results. I’m really in love with the small prints that the Fujifilm Instax SP-3 puts out because they’re super fun.”

Buy now ($149): Amazon

 

Epson P600 Printer

In our review we said:

“I printed lots of photos from the Canon 6D, Tamron 35mm f1.8 Di VC, Sony A7r Mk II, and the Fujifilm X-T1. When combined with great Epson paper, it creates beautiful prints with lots of details. As my roommate pointed out to me, it can even render things like little water droplets.”

Buy Now ($683.77): Amazon

 

Neewer Complete ND and Graduated Filter Kit

 

In our review we said:

“I went out and actually bought this filter set. It’s fantastic for the price point. Plus, I know that modern camera RAW files can fix any major issues that I encounter otherwise, and there is always a chance to fix it in post if needed. I simply cannot hate on something that I spent $20 on and get fantastic results out of that I really dig. The filter kit deserves the 5 out of 5 star rating I’m awarding it.”

Buy now ($21.99): Amazon

 

Godox Thinklite TT685 TTL

 

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In our review we said:

“This flash does an awesome job at offering TTL transmission with a Sony camera and a lens with electronic information passing through. As long as this was happening, the results were stellar. I’m very happy not only with this but also the manual flash output which seems to be right on par with many other flashes in the same category. For that reason again, I’ve got no issues with this flash.”

Buy now Canon ($156): Amazon

Buy now Nikon ($156): Amazon

Buy now Sony ($152): Amazon

Buy now Fujifilm ($156): Amazon

 

Editor’s Note: As always we recommend items that we genuinely believe in and have used to ensure editorial integrity. In full transparency, parts of this post received sponsorship from particular brands.