Black Friday: The top 10 camera lens deals

27/08/2019 2:47 PM

The Top 10 Camera Lens Deals

With the biggest shopping day of the year around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the next camera lenses you want to add to your cart. If you’re in the market for a new lens, or looking for the perfect lens for a photographer friend, you’re in luck.

To help you prep for Black Friday, Ted’s Cameras has rounded up 10 of the best quality lenses that offer value for money.

  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f5-6.3
  • Minimum focus: 1.6m
  • Optical Image Stabilisation


Perfect for sports and wildlife photographers, the Sigma 100-400mm DG OS C is a long telephoto zoom lens in a portable package. Thanks to its in-built optical stabilisation and fast and accurate HSM motor, the lens captures clear photos that are free from flare, colour fringing and chromatic aberrations. Design-wise, the lens is made with thermally stable composite materials. So, while it offers a huge magnification, it’s lighter weight, and easy to carry.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f1.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.28m
  • Minimum aperture: f16

For the everyday photographer using a APS-C format DSLR, it’s hard to go past the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens. The lightweight lens stands out for its design, and it’s the first wide to standard zoom lens with a lightning-fast f1.8 aperture. The aperture is bright, constant and provides a consistent depth of field, which is handy if you’re shooting in low-light situations. With a 27mm-52.5mm zoom range, the lens is incredibly versatile and could be used for landscapes, travel photography and portraiture.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.38m
  • Minimum aperture: f22


If you’re a fan of Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, you’ll love this lens. Compatible with the high-end range, the Nikon Z 24-70MM f2.8 has a zoom range that’s ideal for everyday, street and travel photography. The versatile lens features a fast f2.8 maximum aperture, so you can count on it to perform in the most low-light situations. The lens has a rugged, weather-sealed build and a built-in stepping motor for speedy stills, making it the perfect choice for life on the road. Finally, its programmable control ring allows you to adjust exposure settings while you’re shooting.

Top tip: Wondering how to choose a lens for a mirrorless camera? Contact your nearest Ted's store, and our friendly staff will make sure any lens you buy is a match for your camera.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f1.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.45m
  • Minimum aperture: f16


A revamp of a classic, the Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G lens works with both FX and DX format Nikon DSLRS. Ths prime lens has a “nifty fifty” focal length and an affordable price point. It boasts a speedy f1.8 maximum aperture, which produces beautiful portraits with plenty of bokeh. The lens features fast and quiet autofocus that allows you to shoot without startling your subjects, and Nikon’s super integrated coating helps to reduce flare.
This budget zoom lens is brilliant in low light, and ideal for landscapes and travel photography.


  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f4.5-5.6
  • Minimum focus: 1.75m
  • Water resistant


With its long telephoto focal length, the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm WR is a favourite among sports and wildlife photographers. It features a five-stop optical image stabiliser to reduce camera shake and blur, and a premium optical design that snaps sharp and detailed images at all focal lengths. The lens has a water- and dust-resistant design as well as a protective fluorine coating, so it’s great for outdoor shoots. Plus, it weighs in at just 1.4kg, so it’s easy to carry on hikes and wildlife safaris.

Top tip: This lens is already a good deal - and it’s eligible for $250 cashback until 05/01/2020. To claim your cash, scan a copy of your recipe and follow the prompts at www.fujifilm.com.au.

$2,449.95
After Cashback:
$2,199.95

  • Lens type: Wide angle
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.18m
  • Minimum aperture: f22


If you lean towards landscape or street photography, this ultra-wide prime lens could be your perfect partner. Made with professionals in mind, the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8R has a premium optical build for edge-to-edge sharpness and minimal lens distortion. Its f2.8 maximum aperture and powerful depth of field mean it’s ideal for low-light scenes and handheld shooting. As for aesthetics, its sleek, old-school design works well with Fuji’s retro-style X-series cameras.

Top tip: Another Fuji gem, this lens also qualifies for cashback. Once you’ve purchased the lens, follow the steps above to get a cheque or direct deposit into your bank account.

$1,049.95
After Cashback:
$899.95

  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.38mm
  • Minimum aperture: f22


The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 G2 lens is a solid choice for photographers looking for an all-in-one, everyday zoom lens. Compatible with both full-frame and APS-C format DSLRs, the lens performs well for landscapes at its wide end, and portraits and travel shots at its long end. Its f2.8 aperture allows for a shallow depth of field at all focal lengths, and the VS stabilisation means you can use the lens without needing a tripod.
If you shoot on the go, you can rest easy knowing the lens has a rugged and weather-resistant build.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8-4
  • Minimum focus: 0.2m
  • Minimum aperture: f22


Suitable for Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4 is one of the most versatile zoom lenses on the market. With its wide to short telephoto range, you can leave it on your camera when you’re shooting landscapes, snapshots and portraits. The f2.8-4 aperture is quick, and great for low-light scenes as well as isolating subjects. Power Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) drastically reduces camera shake, while the linear autofocus motor is as fast as it is silent. The lens is dust-, splash- and freeze-proof, so it’s a good lens to use out in the field.


  • Lens type: Telephoto zoom
  • Maximum aperture: f2.8
  • Minimum focus: 0.7m
  • Minimum aperture: f22


Designed for professionals, the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 lens is compatible with Micro Four Thirds cameras - like the much-loved Olympus OM-D range. With an 80-300mm equivalent zoom range, this telephoto lens is brilliant for sports and wildlife photography. Its constant f2.8 aperture does some of the legwork for you, freezing fast-moving subjects and reducing background blur. It produces sharp and detailed images, and has a weather-sealed build. Despite its focal length, it’s very portable, making it a great lens for hikers and adventurers too.


  • Lens type: Standard zoom
  • Array: f4
  • Minimum focus: 15cm
  • Minimum aperture: f22


One of the best Micro Four Thirds lenses, the Olympus 12-100mm f4 IS Pro ticks all the right boxes. Whether you’re shooting wide landscapes or portraits, you can rely on the lens’ 35mm equivalent zoom range and constant f4 aperture to produce crisp, detailed images. If you only have room for one lens in your kit, this is an excellent choice. Thanks to its focal range and five-axis image stabilisation, it does the job of multiple lenses - and all without the help of a tripod. The lens also has high-end optical elements to reduce distortion, and a weather-sealed build that’s ideal for travel.


Shop the best camera lenses this Black Friday

From the best lens for wildlife photography to the best prime lens, you can save on your next camera lens by shopping on Black Friday. Before the day officially kicks off, check out our guide to choosing the best lenses or pop into your local Ted’s Cameras store for expert advice. 

Black Friday Sale

*Excludes Canon lenses, Fujifilm GFX and GF lenses, Panasonic Lumix GH5, S1H and S Lenses, Nikon Coolpix, D850, D3500, D5600, Z50 and Z 85mm, 24mm lenses, Olympus EM5 MK3, Sony A7R MKIV, A9 MKII, A6600, RX100M7 and Sony lenses, GoPro cameras, DJI, Blackmagic, Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Moments, Giftcards, Total Care Packages, and Tamron 28-75mm. Not available in conjunction with ClubTED discounts.

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