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yuugotserved 12-13-2012 09:02 PM

Nikon D600 24.3MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-85mm Lens + 32GB Lexar Pro 600x SDHC + Lowepro Bag, Nikon Wireless Remote + Mobile Adapter & More + $50 Adorama Gift Card & 4% Back in Re
 
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Adorama

Nikon D600 24.3 MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR Lens

= $1996.95 with free shipping

For those who are checking out with Visa, you may also receive a $50 Adorama Gift Card ($10 for spending $150, then an extra $5 added for each additional $100. Max $50). when you enter coupon code VISA12B
For more info, click here: http://www.adorama.com/visa (may need to copy/paste link)

Also, receive 4% in rewards (~$80). 40 days after shipment, your Rewards will automatically convert into a promotional code which will be emailed to you. The Promotional code you will receive can be used on a future purchase of any item sold by Adorama.com. Once issued, the promotional code will be valid for six months.

Also included:
  • 32GB Lexar Pro UHS-I 600x SDHC Memory Card
  • Lowepro Rezo TLZ-20 Camera Bag
  • Power2000 Li-Ion Battery & Charger
  • Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control
  • Nikon WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter for Nikon D600 Digital SLR
  • Camera/Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Adorama VIP Member Extended Protection Plan
Hands-On [engadget.com] courtesy of Engadget

DJ3xclusive 12-13-2012 09:02 PM

Nikon D600 24.3MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-85mm Lens + 32GB Lexar Pro 600x SDHC + Lowepro Bag, Nikon Wireless Remote + Mobile Adapter & More + $50 Adorama Gift Card & 4% Back in Re
 
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Update: B&H Photo Video is now offering 4% Back in Rewards.


Adorama has Nikon D600 24.3MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR Lens & More for $1996.95. Shipping is free. Thanks yuugotserved

Note, Visa Cardholders may also receive a $50 Adorama Gift Card when you enter coupon code VISA12B at checkout. You will also receive 4% back in rewards. 40 days after shipment, your rewards will be converted into a promotional code which will be emailed to you.

Also includes
  • 32GB Lexar Pro UHS-I 600x SDHC Memory Card
  • Lowepro Rezo TLZ-20 Camera Bag
  • Power2000 Li-Ion Battery & Charger
  • Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control
  • Nikon WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • Camera/Lens Cleaning Kit
B&H Photo Video also has Nikon D600 24.3MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR Lens & More for $1997 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive [Discuss]

Note, you will also receive 2% back in rewards. 40 days after shipment, your rewards will be converted into a promotional code which will be emailed to you.

Also includes
  • Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag
  • 32GB SanDisk Extreme Class 10 UHS-I SDHC Memory Card
  • 1800mAh Pearstone EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
BuyDig also has Nikon D600 24.3MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR Lens & More for $1997 with free next day shipping & few other goodies. Thanks faxpack33 [Discuss]

Also includes
  • 64GB Sandisk Extreme Memory Card
  • Digpro Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag
Hands-On courtesy of Engadget

wikipost 12-13-2012 09:02 PM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
12/25 Adorama bumped price of this combo $130 to $2126.95, however, pinkblack found a link [adorama.com] to get the same bundle for $4.95 more than the original price (no free 2-day shipping though). See post 550 for info.


Hey guys let's keep THIS POLL [listentothewindmedia.com] active to make sure we pin point the cameras that are having the oil and dust problem that way we can either get replacements or send in for warranty!

SIR_of_Cricket 12-13-2012 09:07 PM

wow...that's an awesome price.. I am sure they'll sell a boatload at this price point

mikei007 12-13-2012 09:14 PM

is signing up for the rewards thing free? i have only bought from bhphoto never adorama.

WangH 12-13-2012 09:16 PM

Camera may be prone to dirty sensor coming from the inside, be warned.

sam7 12-13-2012 09:20 PM

This body/lens deal is showing up in multiple locations. Must be backed by Nikon. Rumor is that permanent price drops will occur Dec. 15.

yuugotserved 12-13-2012 09:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mikei007 (Post 56037204)
is signing up for the rewards thing free? i have only bought from bhphoto never adorama.


Don't need to sign up for rewards. You will just need to checkout and place your order.


See attached screenshot for more information

snuggy 12-13-2012 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WangH (Post 56037246)
Camera may be prone to dirty sensor coming from the inside, be warned.

what do you mean "coming from the inside"?

zhangtemplar 12-13-2012 09:26 PM

Oh man, you are too cooooool!!!

gotfrank 12-13-2012 09:28 PM

+D600 Body = $2,000
+24-85mm Lens = $600
+WiFi Adapter = $60
+32GB SD Card = $60
+Lowepro Rezo TLZ-20 Case = $25
+Remote Trigger = $25
+3rd Party Battery = $20
+Adorama VIP Member Extended Protection Plan = $8

=Products MSRP = $2,798

+4% store credit/rewards = <$80

=Total Value = $2,878

Which means the $1,997 price is about 30% off

bestill 12-13-2012 09:30 PM

What a great price...

hawkingfordeals 12-13-2012 09:32 PM

so hot. COME ON 6D!

bleur 12-13-2012 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snuggy (Post 56037502)
what do you mean "coming from the inside"?

Think he meant the oil and dust issue
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2...ust-issues

but it might go away
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2...-over-time

mikei007 12-13-2012 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yuugotserved (Post 56037500)
Don't need to sign up for rewards. You will just need to checkout and place your order.


See attached screenshot for more information

sweet! thanks man. i didnt know if i had to have some special account or something.

onsalenow 12-13-2012 09:36 PM

wow, so many tempted DSLR deals. How about Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

gotfrank 12-13-2012 09:38 PM

In other words...$200 in free accessories on top of the $700 price drop on the kit (MSRP $2700). Also, the Adorama warranty extends it to a total of 2 years warranty.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotfrank (Post 56037660)
+D600 Body = $2,000
+24-85mm Lens = $600
+WiFi Adapter = $60
+32GB SD Card = $60
+Lowepro Rezo TLZ-20 Case = $25
+Remote Trigger = $25
+3rd Party Battery = $20
+Adorama VIP Member Extended Protection Plan = $8

=Products MSRP = $2,798

+4% store credit/rewards = <$80

=Total Value = $2,878

Which means the $1,997 price is about 30% off


ninjamyst 12-13-2012 09:38 PM

how long does shipping take for adorama? free stuff or wait for amazon prime 2 day shipping....

mugupo 12-13-2012 09:40 PM

extreme temp, was thinking about buying a used 5d mark ii when it drop to $1000 but this might do it.

toolman2 12-13-2012 09:45 PM

Does anybody know why the price has dropped?

panca 12-13-2012 09:46 PM

Anyone knows how to get 4% rewards? Is VIP membership needed to get it?

j1huynh 12-13-2012 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toolman2 (Post 56038096)
Does anybody know why the price has dropped?

flood the market with FX (FF) to beat out the low specs 6D..

OneLeggedTroll 12-13-2012 09:48 PM

Any other way to make this even slicker?

I'm considering 5% cashback by using Discover. Any other cash back?

toolman2 12-13-2012 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j1huynh (Post 56038138)
flood the market with FX (FF) to beat out the low specs 6D..

Thank you and repped.

RuiW 12-13-2012 09:55 PM

Is this price drop permanent or temporary? I really want one but I would rather wait out the dusty sensor issue.

mugupo 12-13-2012 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RuiW (Post 56038350)
Is this price drop permanent or temporary? I really want one but I would rather wait out the dusty sensor issue.

That is good question, cause next camera lower than D600 is D7000 which is half the price, it might make sense that this camera mid be permanent drop to between $1500-$1800. But fact is this is still very good deal you get a lens worth $500. Owning full frame is not like ASPC you can't go cheap with lens.

SnowJiang 12-13-2012 09:58 PM

I have a citi credit card offering 5% cashback on electronic store, but does anyone know whether B&H is a "electronic store"? I used to buy from Adorama but it is listed as a "direct market".
Thanks,

btmcwk 12-13-2012 09:58 PM

i think Discover has a cap at $1500 for all online shopping. so if you made previous purchase, you won't be able to max out the benefit.


Quote:

Originally Posted by OneLeggedTroll (Post 56038168)
Any other way to make this even slicker?

I'm considering 5% cashback by using Discover. Any other cash back?


jlewis99 12-13-2012 10:01 PM

Looks like this offer end Dec 15 !!!

k9homan 12-13-2012 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toolman2 (Post 56038096)
Does anybody know why the price has dropped?

Oil and dust problems with the sensor.

guglefan 12-13-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k9homan (Post 56039160)
Oil and dust problems with the sensor.

Yeah and this problem will be gone after 3 days?

RuiW 12-13-2012 10:18 PM

No the problem will not be gone. After 20k shutter it will become less severe, according to some article I read from online.
I will wait. Hopefully the price drop is permanent.

I am a Canon shooter but I really would like to try out a Nikon DSLR. D600 has a good sensor with better dynamic range.
Quote:

Originally Posted by guglefan (Post 56039198)
Yeah and this problem will be gone after 3 days?


hightech 12-13-2012 10:18 PM

Excellent price, must resist. :)
Is dust issue still exist?

srinips 12-13-2012 10:18 PM

I am waiting for amazon to price match. Do you guys think amazon lowers the price ?

nanobeast 12-13-2012 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srinips (Post 56039256)
I am waiting for amazon to price match. Do you guys think amazon lowers the price ?

Yes they will.

This low price is via Nikon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hightech (Post 56039248)
Excellent price, must resist. :)
Is dust issue still exist?

Yes, it still exists.

coolash 12-13-2012 10:20 PM

Looking at the reward terms, it states that not valid with any other offer. So people buying with the visa offer might not get the rewards since they are using a specific coupon.

guglefan 12-13-2012 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RuiW (Post 56039246)
No the problem will not be gone. After 20k shutter it will become less severe, according to some article I read from online.
I will wait. Hopefully the price drop is permanent.

I am a Canon shooter but I really would like to try out a Nikon DSLR. D600 has a good sensor with better dynamic range.

lol you didnt get my point...the sale is for 3 days only...so if the reason for price drop is dust then will the issue be gone after 3 days

RuiW 12-13-2012 10:21 PM

Amazon already lowred its price.
Among all the details, I think the Adorama one is probably the best, with loupe and microphone.

Or grab the one with a monopod if you need one.
Quote:

Originally Posted by srinips (Post 56039256)
I am waiting for amazon to price match. Do you guys think amazon lowers the price ?


vagrant10 12-13-2012 10:21 PM

anybody know how good this lens is?

toolman2 12-13-2012 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k9homan (Post 56039160)
Oil and dust problems with the sensor.

So, the competition is rather 'tooth-and-nail' as a balance of repair costs, delays, recalls, etc. of the flagship DSLR to cover for the botched engineering, negligent OC, overpaid managers, and 'completely in-the-dark' top corporate brass.

What does one do when each and every shot taken with a camera has dirt spots? Go back to film?

nanobeast 12-13-2012 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RuiW (Post 56039334)
Amazon already lowred its price.

They have not. Not yet. But they will.

The lower priced one you see is from third party sellers, J&R and beachcamera.

srinips 12-13-2012 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RuiW (Post 56039334)
Amazon already lowred its price.
Among all the details, I think the Adorama one is probably the best, with loupe and microphone.

Or grab the one with a monopod if you need one.


Amazon still shows price $2496 for the bundle. It is beach camera and cameta selling lower,

toolman2 12-13-2012 10:28 PM

Another question for the resident photo expert(s): Did Nikon fix (or address) the autofocus problems with the D800 yet?

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D800-...ewpoints=1

The D800 is way better than the D600. A lot more camera for a grand more.

nanobeast 12-13-2012 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toolman2 (Post 56039484)
Another question for the resident photo expert(s): Did Nikon fix (or address) the autofocus problems with the D800 yet?

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D800-...ewpoints=1

The D800 is way better than the D600. A lot more camera for a grand more.

Supposedly D800s with serial numbers 3055XXXX or higher have had their AF fixed.

No guarantees though.

D800 was definitely the better buy for the price difference between the two cameras before this discount ($2100 vs $3000).

With this D600 it becomes little trickier because now you have to ask yourselves if the additional features of D800 are worth it to you for almost $1300-1400 difference.

Personally, I would still take the D800 because of its superior AF and the focus points being more spread out.

vip00 12-13-2012 10:35 PM

I'm still waiting for a knock-your-socks-off kinda deal on the 5DMkIII. Not a huge fan of Canon, but when I buy FF, I want something that's going to focus in low light as well as possible!

A crop sensor will give you fine photos in good light - it's low light where the advantage of the FF shines imo.

ninjamyst 12-13-2012 10:36 PM

how much of a difference will i see with image quality going from D7000? so tempting....i already have the 24-120mm f4 lens for FF...

guglefan 12-13-2012 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ninjamyst (Post 56039634)
how much of a difference will i see with image quality going from D7000? so tempting....i already have the 24-120mm f4 lens for FF...

It depends on what you are shooting

RuiW 12-13-2012 10:44 PM

I shoot 5D II and I have no plan of upgrading to III even if there's a good deal on it. I am not a pro photographer and do not shoot events. Unless Canon comes up with a new model with improved sensor with high dynamic range, I am not going to upgrade.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vip00 (Post 56039612)
I'm still waiting for a knock-your-socks-off kinda deal on the 5DMkIII. Not a huge fan of Canon, but when I buy FF, I want something that's going to focus in low light as well as possible!

A crop sensor will give you fine photos in good light - it's low light where the advantage of the FF shines imo.


vip00 12-13-2012 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ninjamyst (Post 56039634)
how much of a difference will i see with image quality going from D7000? so tempting....i already have the 24-120mm f4 lens for FF...

You can play around with the settings here to get a good idea of what the pictures will look like in both cameras: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/21

On a side note, looking through that review, I'm sorta blown away with the image quality for the price of the camera. It's virtually identical to the D800!!!

I've heard that focusing could be an issue (as I mentioned above). Anyone have any hands-on experience to contribute?

ethercore 12-13-2012 10:53 PM

Where does it say that the included SDHC card is the "32GB Lexar Pro UHS-I 600x SDHC Memory Card"? I see that one as a recommended accessory but not as included. It just says 32GB SDHC Card. Don't you think they'd throw in their $15 Sony card over that $57 Lexar?

lazybummm 12-13-2012 10:54 PM

the 4% reward says cannot be combined with other offer, you guys think the visa $50 will go through?

mikei007 12-13-2012 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazybummm (Post 56039938)
the 4% reward says cannot be combined with other offer, you guys think the visa $50 will go through?

what other offer?

nanobeast 12-13-2012 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RuiW (Post 56039784)
I shoot 5D II and I have no plan of upgrading to III even if there's a good deal on it. I am not a pro photographer and do not shoot events. Unless Canon comes up with a new model with improved sensor with high dynamic range, I am not going to upgrade.

You should be upgrading just because of the monstrous AF system that 5D mark II uses.

mojomover 12-13-2012 11:00 PM

GREAT deal. I have had this camera since the release. My quick review:

1. Moving from the D7000, the controls etc felt very similar. The body is a touch bigger. Great low light performance- very usable upto 6400 ISO (did not really test much beyond that)
2. Great DoF and good DR
3. I am mainly a landscape shooter but have been shooting portraits of my son- very good skin tones
4. AF is good but i do find it hunting in really low light- especially the non- cross haired ones towards the edges
5. and talking about edges, the module is a little small
6. I see 2 dust/oil spots that are noticable at f18+. I saw those on my D7000 but they stopped after some 1000 on the D7000. They are not annoying to me as I have not shot at such low F stops but again- not a huge deal. If you are a SLR shooter, you learn to live with dust on the sensor/mirror etc.


but...for this price, no brainer.

RuiW 12-13-2012 11:00 PM

I don't shoot events and I have installed eg-s focus screen for manual focusing.
Frankly, I can do without autofocus with my current manual focusing skills.
I am a hobbyist.
When my daughter grows older, I will probably upgrade to a camera with a better autofocusing system. She is 1 year old so I do have a bit time to wait for Canon's next camera.
Both 5D III and 7D are disappointing.
Quote:

Originally Posted by nanobeast (Post 56039972)
You should be upgrading just because of the monstrous AF system that 5D mark II uses.


lazybummm 12-13-2012 11:05 PM

I can't believe this, you all just made me spend 2k!! ;)

nanobeast 12-13-2012 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vip00 (Post 56039788)
You can play around with the settings here to get a good idea of what the pictures will look like in both cameras: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600/21

On a side note, looking through that review, I'm sorta blown away with the image quality for the price of the camera. It's virtually identical to the D800!!!

I've heard that focusing could be an issue (as I mentioned above). Anyone have any hands-on experience to contribute?

I have used D800, D800E, D4, and the D600.

After using all four, i decided for the D800E for myself. D800E had the sharpest output of any cameras I have used. In fact, I do not even need to apply any sharpening in the post. It is an amazing camera.

D800 is the same camera to D800E other than the AA filter. So everythign is the same except D800E has a sharper output straight from the camera.

D4 had the best ergonomics. It is the biggest and the heaviest camera in the group but it feels the lightest and the best in your hands because of the superb ergonomics. D800 beats it in terms of dynamic range at base ISo but after 1600 or so D4 has better dynamic range. It also has a one stop advantage in ISo performance. However, I decided against it because I wanted a more compact camera and D800E's image quality and sharpness was better in my eyes.

D600's focus points are clustered in the middle. This was a big issue for me since I use the outer points a lot for reasons related to composition. D600 was forcing me to focus and recompose a lot which i do not like. It also is the worst in the group when it comes wit low light AF. No complaints about image quality. It was top notch. Superb dynamic range at base ISO and very nice high ISO performance. But the poor AF implementation drove me away from the D600.

D800/D800E is a pro built camera and uses the same AF as the $6000 pro camera, D4. It has the best image quality available out of ANY non- Medium Format cameras. Since D800E gave me all this with additional sharpness, I went with the D800E.

kevindar 12-13-2012 11:10 PM

amazing deal. canon shooter, but dabbled in the d600. there are actually a couple of advantages to d600 compared to d800.
1. Lighter and smaller
2. custom settings, x2 preset that it remembers
3. the wifi adapter is super cheap.
4. shoots at 5.5 fps in FF format.
5. does not have the dreaded left field autofocus issue.
Negatives:
1. Resolution. many say 24MP is enough, but if your are a birder/wild life photographer, the d800 is a crop and a full frame in one, giving you 15 mp at 1.5 crop, and 6fps.
2. Built quality.
3 Faster autofocus as long as there is no autofocus issue.
4. Much better build
5. No oil or dust spot issue.
The dr is fantastic. I found the autofocus much better than my old 5d2, but not quite up to par as my 5d3 in locking or tracking. The lcd has a crappy green tint to it, and I could not quite get used to Nikon ergonomics. at the end of the day, however, it came down to being to invested in canon with about 15 lenses, and not worth the switch.
However, this is an amazing deal for a lot of camera and a fairly decent lens.

RuiW 12-13-2012 11:17 PM

I am a 5D II shooter and with no experience with Nikon. I'd love to try d600. Do you think it is a good upgrade from 5D II to D600? I have 10 lenses invested.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevindar (Post 56040476)
amazing deal. canon shooter, but dabbled in the d600. there are actually a couple of advantages to d600 compared to d800.
1. Lighter and smaller
2. custom settings, x2 preset that it remembers
3. the wifi adapter is super cheap.
4. shoots at 5.5 fps in FF format.
5. does not have the dreaded left field autofocus issue.
Negatives:
1. Resolution. many say 24MP is enough, but if your are a birder/wild life photographer, the d800 is a crop and a full frame in one, giving you 15 mp at 1.5 crop, and 6fps.
2. Built quality.
3 Faster autofocus as long as there is no autofocus issue.
4. Much better build
5. No oil or dust spot issue.
The dr is fantastic. I found the autofocus much better than my old 5d2, but not quite up to par as my 5d3 in locking or tracking. The lcd has a crappy green tint to it, and I could not quite get used to Nikon ergonomics. at the end of the day, however, it came down to being to invested in canon with about 15 lenses, and not worth the switch.
However, this is an amazing deal for a lot of camera and a fairly decent lens.


nanobeast 12-13-2012 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RuiW (Post 56040598)
I am a 5D II shooter and with no experience with Nikon. I'd love to try d600. Do you think it is a good upgrade from 5D II to D600? I have 10 lenses invested.

Do you shoot landscapes?

If No, then No. Stick with what you have.

However if you shoot landscape, you can do this....

Buy this package and sell everything but the D600. D600 will end up costing you less than $1500. Now get a landscape lens in the used market, either the legendary Nikon 14-24mm 2.8 or the Nikon 16-35mm VR. Go shoot with this combination for a month. You should notice an improvement over your current setup. If you do, then at that point you can sell all your Canon gear and complete the switch. If you dont see much difference, then you can sell the D600 and the Nikon lens for what you paid for it and not incur any loss.

The reason I asked about landscape is that landscape shooters will make use of most of the improvements D600 offers (High Dynamic range and resolution) while not having to worry about its weakest points (Auto focus system which landscape shooters are not concerned about).

You will also notice that D600 has better ISO performance over the Mark II.

nithinkumary2k 12-13-2012 11:30 PM

tough luck... i already bought a used d800

kevindar 12-13-2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RuiW (Post 56040598)
I am a 5D II shooter and with no experience with Nikon. I'd love to try d600. Do you think it is a good upgrade from 5D II to D600? I have 10 lenses invested.

Its an amazing upgrade, and I recommend it if you are willing to go through selling your lenses, which is a pain. this is esp true if you like shooting landscape.
Canon actually surprisingly improved (slightly) the DR in 6d to 12 stops, and the wifi on 6d is in camera, with nicer implementation than the d600, and supposedly, the low light autofocus of 6d is amazing (but for center point only)
If you are a wildlife photographer, go with canon. they have better and cheaper lenses in the long setup. Nikon and 3rd parties are sorely lacking a competitor to 100-400L and even 400 5.6. and the canon super teles are amazing (500, 600, 400 2.8). also nikon lenses used to cost more, but canon has caught up with them. especially with availablity of some great 3rd party lenses like sigma 35 1.4, and 85 1.4, and tamron 24-70 VR2, canon traditional lens advantage is less of an issue.
Of course, the real and logical question is how is 5d2 holding back your photography, but I certainly understand and often succumb to equipment Lust.

j1huynh 12-13-2012 11:32 PM

when will amazon pm? arg

srinips 12-13-2012 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j1huynh (Post 56040830)
when will amazon pm? arg

I guess 12pm PST

dealnovice88 12-13-2012 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j1huynh (Post 56040830)
when will amazon pm? arg


LORD knows I hope they don't!!! been really wanting to upgrade my T2i and I've already blown my Christmas budget by $600... if I buy this my husband might put me outdoors with the puppy! LOL! ;)

nanobeast 12-13-2012 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealnovice88 (Post 56040988)
LORD knows I hope they don't!!! been really wanting to upgrade my T2i and I've already blown my Christmas budget by $600... if I buy this my husband might put me outdoors with the puppy! LOL! ;)

If he does, take the bed outside with you and make him sleep inside on the couch.

That will make him scratch his head.

nanobeast 12-13-2012 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nithinkumary2k (Post 56040788)
tough luck... i already bought a used d800

As long as yours does not have focus issues, I think a used D800 is a better buy.

Atomic2 12-14-2012 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j1huynh (Post 56040830)
when will amazon pm? arg

I think they already have
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D600-...words=d600

j1huynh 12-14-2012 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atomic2 (Post 56041290)

yay!! ordered with the 10% off coupon !! thanks

trojanCC 12-14-2012 12:44 AM

I wonder if the dust issue has been solved?

gotfrank 12-14-2012 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trojanCC (Post 56041876)
I wonder if the dust issue has been solved?

2 years (extended) warranty...i'm not too worried about the dust issue

dealnovice88 12-14-2012 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by nanobeast (Post 56041116)
If he does, take the bed outside with you and make him sleep inside on the couch.

That will make him scratch his head.

I like how you think ;)

mattspalace 12-14-2012 12:56 AM

About time a deal on a semi-pro Nikon shows up. Really tempting to upgrade from my D300.

RedOctane 12-14-2012 01:50 AM

Wow what a great deal!!! I got a D800 body for $2,200 just a week ago but at this price I coudn't pass it up went ahead and got one from adorama using cashback and visa promo thanks op!

tigerbalm 12-14-2012 01:53 AM

Fudge!! OOS as I was checking out...need to quit thinking about my purchases and just pull the trigger. Doh!

intence01 12-14-2012 02:11 AM

Anybody taking extra lenses with this? The 70-300mm seems like a nice deal?

figit090 12-14-2012 03:09 AM

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Originally Posted by bleur (Post 56037846)


I did NOT read all these pages but since it is somewhat common/heard of for oil to be thrown from the shutter mechanisms onto the rear glass of your lens and/or more importantly, the glass in front of your sensor:
You can easily clean your sensor and if you're in it enough to buy a TWO THOUSAND dollar camera you need to either be accepting of yearly cleanings by either of these methods:
  1. An authorized Nikon repair center - cheap if you're nearby, more costly if you need to ship it and you'll probably find it's not economical at all, given sensor cleanings shouldn't go any further than a year in-between cleanings if you actually are using this camera as intended.
  2. A local camera shop that you trust - walk in whenever you get dust on your sensor, pay a fee, walk out.
  3. A friend with a cleaning kit that you trust has learned how to properly clean a sensor.
  4. Yourself - what I recommend if you're ok with learning the process and buying the materials. Buy once, pay once, clean whenever and wherever you need, done and done.

If you can't stomach some extra money to clean the camera and maintain it, don't buy one. That being said, it's easy to clean the glass filter in front of a sensor, the one-time cost is anywhere from 40-80 for all the materials you'd ever need to do lifetime cleanings, and just encase you're unaware, you never clean the actual sensor, you're just cleaning off a specially coated piece of glass over the sensor.

As for the price of this kit, I have no idea how good it is because I've got a D90, and I'm in the market for a camera a step higher than this. The D600 is a midrange camera between full pro and consumer level cameras, a level I am not looking to own. I would however had enjoyed this spec if it were available when I was looking for my first camera. For someone serious about photography I think it's a nice option that actually includes a lens and basics to get you started. everything below will leave you wanting more if you're serious (where I am) and everything above will leave a FAT hole in your wallet. (try 2-3 grand for a body without ANYTHING. not even a lens, for those of you newbies).

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 03:44 AM

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Originally Posted by RedOctane (Post 56042654)
Wow what a great deal!!! I got a D800 body for $2,200 just a week ago but at this price I coudn't pass it up went ahead and got one from adorama using cashback and visa promo thanks op!

Where did you get one for $2,200? I would have jumped on that in a heartbeat.

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 04:05 AM

Costco currently has an instant rebate on their D600 + 2 lens package. The rebate says valid Dec. 14–16. I'm assuming this is a weekend price drop issued by Nikon.

The 24-85 lens is worth $400–$500, making the D600 body $1500-$1600.

m_ajmera 12-14-2012 04:53 AM

Damn, just got it from Amazon 2 days ago without the lens for the same price. Do you think Amazon will price match?

toolman2 12-14-2012 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by nanobeast (Post 56039598)
Supposedly D800s with serial numbers 3055XXXX or higher have had their AF fixed.

No guarantees though.

D800 was definitely the better buy for the price difference between the two cameras before this discount ($2100 vs $3000).

With this D600 it becomes little trickier because now you have to ask yourselves if the additional features of D800 are worth it to you for almost $1300-1400 difference.

Personally, I would still take the D800 because of its superior AF and the focus points being more spread out.

TU & repped.

big mike 12-14-2012 05:12 AM

I ordered one at Best Buy on the 18 month same as cash so I can take my time liquidating the DX stuff this will replace. Hopefully I can get them to throw in an extra or two when I get to the store to match all these package deals. If I can get a memory card or something out of them I'll be happy.

I debated and debated buying a FX camera as an "artsy" second cam with some low light prowess, or buying a heavy hitter like a D700 with grip or D3 and trying to find longer glass to switch my sports shooting to FX. I decided to stick with the D300 for sports and get this for more "artsy" stuff. I learned to shoot on a manual film camera, I'm sure the center cross points will be more than adequate, who knows as good as the light usually is when I'm doing action stuff it may get more use than I expect.

My other dilemma is do I sell the 24-85 and work with primes and get a wide with the cash or... ?

Davidha1986 12-14-2012 05:18 AM

alert me with the 6d and we mean business.

m_ajmera 12-14-2012 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by m_ajmera (Post 56044868)
Damn, just got it from Amazon 2 days ago without the lens for the same price. Do you think Amazon will price match?

Chatted with Amazon and no go on the PM.

roadrunnercj 12-14-2012 05:27 AM

Amazons kit is not as appealing but they are giving instant rebates on some extra lenses. When I add one to Adorama - no instant rebate

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by roadrunnercj (Post 56045422)
Amazons kit is not as appealing but they are giving instant rebates on some extra lenses. When I add one to Adorama - no instant rebate

The rebates are pretty meh right now. If you're looking to pick up one of the lens that qualify for a rebate, great, go for it, but don't plan on making money by reselling them. I did that 1.5 years ago and made $1185 after reselling 15 lenses (kept the D7000 body), but the rebates were much better, too. I did it again 2 months ago, with these same rebates because I wanted the 70-200mm lens, and still have 4 of the cheaper lenses and the D7000 body left to sell... Haven't lost money, but still have some money tied up. People on craigslist are an joke nowadays.

shtarker 12-14-2012 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by RuiW (Post 56040598)
I am a 5D II shooter and with no experience with Nikon. I'd love to try d600. Do you think it is a good upgrade from 5D II to D600? I have 10 lenses invested.

If you have 10 lenses, I'd stick with Canon. But if you are selling them, what lenses do you have? I'd be interested.

qilin 12-14-2012 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by m_ajmera (Post 56045290)
Chatted with Amazon and no go on the PM.

refuse delivery or pay return shipping and re-buy

roadrunnercj 12-14-2012 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hrshycro (Post 56045526)
The rebates are pretty meh right now. If you're looking to pick up one of the lens that qualify for a rebate, great, go for it, but don't plan on making money by reselling them. I did that 1.5 years ago and made $1185 after reselling 15 lenses (kept the D7000 body), but the rebates were much better, too. I did it again 2 months ago, with these same rebates because I wanted the 70-200mm lens, and still have 4 of the cheaper lenses and the D7000 body left to sell... Haven't lost money, but still have some money tied up. People on craigslist are an joke nowadays.

It wasn't to resell. And your right about the lenses but right now most of my lens are DX so I thought about picking up the 70-300 if I am going with a 600. Just figured the rebate would be available from all retailers.

sdsrini 12-14-2012 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by j1huynh (Post 56041332)
yay!! ordered with the 10% off coupon !! thanks

How did you get 10% coupon? Amazon gave to selected customers?

rogueone 12-14-2012 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by m_ajmera (Post 56045290)
Chatted with Amazon and no go on the PM.

Did you try their concierge line? I ordered less than one month ago.. I will try their concierge number when it opens up in 10 minutes. It's a $500 difference for me.

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by sdsrini (Post 56045870)
How did you get 10% coupon? Amazon gave to selected customers?

I guess it went out to select customers. I have 3 or 4 accounts with them, and actively use one for purchases weekly. Didn't receive the coupon. ;(

a1strank 12-14-2012 05:59 AM

Bought this when it first came out for $2100 WITHOUT the lens. Sold it 6 weeks later due to the dust/oil issue. I just picked up an used D700 few days ago and the build quality of the D700 is so much better (but heavier).

CptObvious 12-14-2012 06:00 AM

Tempting price. I read that D600 sales were lower than expected for Nikon. Possibly because of all the pre-release rumor hype about it being a $1500-1800 body. This puts it in that range after you sell off the lens.

The only thing stopping me from selling off my 5D and lenses is that Nikon currently doesn't have a comparably priced equivalent for the 17-40L, which is a really handy walkaround/landscape lens for me.

viox 12-14-2012 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by CptObvious (Post 56046152)
Tempting price. I read that D600 sales were lower than expected for Nikon. Possibly because of all the pre-release rumor hype about it being a $1500-1800 body. This puts it in that range after you sell off the lens.

The only thing stopping me from selling off my 5D and lenses is that Nikon currently doesn't have a comparably priced equivalent for the 17-40L, which is a really handy walkaround/landscape lens for me.

16-35 works wonders..

fyu 12-14-2012 06:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CptObvious (Post 56046152)
Tempting price. I read that D600 sales were lower than expected for Nikon. Possibly because of all the pre-release rumor hype about it being a $1500-1800 body. This puts it in that range after you sell off the lens.

The only thing stopping me from selling off my 5D and lenses is that Nikon currently doesn't have a comparably priced equivalent for the 17-40L, which is a really handy walkaround/landscape lens for me.

why not the 6D?

I think I'm getting that next.

a1strank 12-14-2012 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CptObvious (Post 56046152)
Tempting price. I read that D600 sales were lower than expected for Nikon. Possibly because of all the pre-release rumor hype about it being a $1500-1800 body. This puts it in that range after you sell off the lens.

The only thing stopping me from selling off my 5D and lenses is that Nikon currently doesn't have a comparably priced equivalent for the 17-40L, which is a really handy walkaround/landscape lens for me.

18-35mm AF-D

CptObvious 12-14-2012 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by viox (Post 56046236)
16-35 works wonders..

The cost of the 16-35 VR is almost as much as the 16-35L, which is a stop faster. I would rather have the extra aperture stop than VR in an UWA lens, but chose the 17-40L because it is 1/2 the cost of either and very light.

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 56046264)
why not the 6D?

I think I'm getting that next.

I'd probably get the 6D if it were <$1500. From a value perspective I think it offers less than the D600 though.

fyu 12-14-2012 06:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CptObvious (Post 56046378)
The cost of the 16-35 VR is almost as much as the 16-35L, which is a stop faster. I would rather have the extra aperture stop than VR in an UWA lens, but chose the 17-40L because it is 1/2 the cost of either and very light.


I'd probably get the 6D if it were <$1500. From a value perspective I think it offers less than the D600 though.

yea. it sucks, but i've gotten over it. going to be throwing more cash at canon for mediocre products.

e4tmonkieshyt 12-14-2012 06:27 AM

Not taking any more orders...

big mike 12-14-2012 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a1strank (Post 56046294)
18-35mm AF-D

The 18-35 isn't really a worthy replacement, the suggested 16-35 VR is probably the closest but it's not in the same price range. Personally I like the idea of the 16-35 VR but its not for everyone. This is one of those gaps that helps you choose which system to buy, and in the cheap no frills landscape lens category Canon maybe has the lead, in the price no object field Nikon is unrivaled with the D800E and the 14-24, and the middle ground would probably be the D600/16-35 (which is probably the combo I'll go for for a WA)

DB327 12-14-2012 06:37 AM

I am not trying to crap on this deal, I shoot nikon dx and am lusting over this. If i had moneys in the bank, i'd be dropping it on this deal all day.

However, for all the strobists/advanced enthusiasts/semi-pros, there is a disadvantage which may be a deal breaker...

the maximum shutter/flash sync speed is 1/200th of a second.

The d800 and other high end cameras shoot 1/250th or higher.

This limit CAN be exceeded with the flash burst mode (the name escapes me. it is a setting in Bracketing and flash menu). however, this setting comes with its draw backs.

It's surprising how much that extra 25% faster shutter speed with flash will add when trying to stop motion/daylight flash photography/shooting with Telephoto+flash.

Just something to consider before what you make on a huge investment. And lets face it, if we're searching SD for DSLR deals, we're probably not successful full pro photographers that have the bank roll to just pay for what they need. we're pinching penny enthusiasts or starting photographers trying to get the best bang for the buck.

Having said that, i have had the chance to shoot with this camera. the amount of performance per size/price and ergonomics/likely longevity of the product make it a dream to use and shoot.

if you're not big on strobe lighting, this may be the absolute best bang for your buck FF camera bar-none.

a lot of people online bash ken rockwell... but you can't blame him for a good explanation on the subject: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/syncspeed.htm

m_ajmera 12-14-2012 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rogueone (Post 56045902)
Did you try their concierge line? I ordered less than one month ago.. I will try their concierge number when it opens up in 10 minutes. It's a $500 difference for me.

What is the concierge line? I threatened to return and re-buy, but no go with the PM from the regular CSR.

Hate doing a return/re-buy but you are right it is a good amount of money.

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Originally Posted by qilin (Post 56045780)
refuse delivery or pay return shipping and re-buy

Unfortunately, already received the package a yesterday :).

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DB327 (Post 56047200)
I am not trying to crap on this deal, I shoot nikon dx and am lusting over this. If i had moneys in the bank, i'd be dropping it on this deal all day.

However, for all the strobists/advanced enthusiasts/semi-pros, there is a disadvantage which may be a deal breaker...

the maximum shutter/flash sync speed is 1/200th of a second.

The d800 and other high end cameras shoot 1/250th or higher.

This limit CAN be exceeded with the flash burst mode (the name escapes me. it is a setting in Bracketing and flash menu). however, this setting comes with its draw backs.

It's surprising how much that extra 25% faster shutter speed with flash will add when trying to stop motion/daylight flash photography/shooting with Telephoto+flash.

Just something to consider before what you make on a huge investment. And lets face it, if we're searching SD for DSLR deals, we're probably not successful full pro photographers that have the bank roll to just pay for what they need. we're pinching penny enthusiasts or starting photographers trying to get the best bang for the buck.

Having said that, i have had the chance to shoot with this camera. the amount of performance per size/price and ergonomics/likely longevity of the product make it a dream to use and shoot.

if you're not big on strobe lighting, this may be the absolute best bang for your buck FF camera bar-none.

a lot of people online bash ken rockwell... but you can't blame him for a good explanation on the subject: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/syncspeed.htm

This, along with the 1/4000 shutter speed are the specs that are keeping me away from the D600. Gonna wait for a deal on the D800. ;(

roadrunnercj 12-14-2012 06:45 AM

[QUOTE=CptObvious;56046152]Tempting price. I read that D600 sales were lower than expected for Nikon. Possibly because of all the pre-release rumor hype about it being a $1500-1800 body. This puts it in that range after you sell off the lens.

I actually thought they might be ready to drop the 800 price which has been out longer but can't with so much 600 inventory in the system. We have 4 friends who all bought 600s and 3 returned them over the dirty sensor issue. 2 bought 700s and 1 800.

KaptainCirk 12-14-2012 06:45 AM

DEAD !
Sorry! due to the great demand for this item we ran out of it. We are currently not accepting orders for this item, until our buying team will be able to ascertain that we can acquire this in a reasonable time. Please check back in a few hours when we will have this information, and hopefully it will be available again for ordering

deals2dream 12-14-2012 06:46 AM

i bought D7000 with 18-200 lense last month, should I return and but this ones? can any one advise me. I am not a professional photographer but like good pictures though.

KaptainCirk 12-14-2012 06:47 AM

Hope it comes back - it is an awesome dael
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coronakid 12-14-2012 06:47 AM

This is a great camera and a great price but I certainly wouldn't recommend this to a beginner that is looking to get into photography or DSLRs. I would suggest starting off with a very good DSLR in the $300 to $400 price range to get your feet wet and see if it is something your really want to do as a hobby. I've seen so many of my friends/family spend way too much money and then the camera sits in a closet after 6 months.

fyu 12-14-2012 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DB327 (Post 56047200)
I am not trying to crap on this deal, I shoot nikon dx and am lusting over this. If i had moneys in the bank, i'd be dropping it on this deal all day.

However, for all the strobists/advanced enthusiasts/semi-pros, there is a disadvantage which may be a deal breaker...

the maximum shutter/flash sync speed is 1/200th of a second.

The d800 and other high end cameras shoot 1/250th or higher.

This limit CAN be exceeded with the flash burst mode (the name escapes me. it is a setting in Bracketing and flash menu). however, this setting comes with its draw backs.

It's surprising how much that extra 25% faster shutter speed with flash will add when trying to stop motion/daylight flash photography/shooting with Telephoto+flash.

Just something to consider before what you make on a huge investment. And lets face it, if we're searching SD for DSLR deals, we're probably not successful full pro photographers that have the bank roll to just pay for what they need. we're pinching penny enthusiasts or starting photographers trying to get the best bang for the buck.

Having said that, i have had the chance to shoot with this camera. the amount of performance per size/price and ergonomics/likely longevity of the product make it a dream to use and shoot.

if you're not big on strobe lighting, this may be the absolute best bang for your buck FF camera bar-none.

a lot of people online bash ken rockwell... but you can't blame him for a good explanation on the subject: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/syncspeed.htm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail...ds-newsxml

danh920 12-14-2012 06:58 AM

dang, I just bought a gently used 5d2 for $1250, I wouldve considered changing if this deal was around monday

deals2dream 12-14-2012 07:00 AM

Amazon is offering the same just go and get it white it lasts

DB327 12-14-2012 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hrshycro (Post 56047286)
This, along with the 1/4000 shutter speed are the specs that are keeping me away from the D600. Gonna wait for a deal on the D800. ;(

that's a good point too. I've reached both limits on my current body and have had a need for higher sync and shutter speed in several scenarios. I absolutely need both of those to be higher for my jump to FX.

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DB327 (Post 56047892)
that's a good point too. I've reached both limits on my current body and have had a need for higher sync and shutter speed in several scenarios. I absolutely need both of those to be higher for my jump to FX.

While I don't hit either often, I have before with my D7000. 1/8000s when I was talking photos of hummingbirds. :D

D800 or jump to Canon for the 5D MkIII.

tigerbalm 12-14-2012 07:09 AM

Amazon has a nice package except there's close to $200 in tax we'd have to pay (for those in CA) whereas there's no tax at Adorama

Quote:

Originally Posted by deals2dream (Post 56047866)
Amazon is offering the same just go and get it white it lasts


revoc 12-14-2012 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deals2dream (Post 56047432)
i bought D7000 with 18-200 lense last month, should I return and but this ones? can any one advise me. I am not a professional photographer but like good pictures though.

If you don't plan on making money off of photography I wouldn't recommend it. Image quality is almost the same. What the D600 offers is shallower DOF and slightly better higher ISO shots because of the larger sensor.

If someone showed you two pictures and asked you which camera each came from most people wouldn't be able to tell.

revoc 12-14-2012 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deals2dream (Post 56047866)
Amazon is offering the same just go and get it white it lasts

The same package? Amazon doesn't offer a battery/charger, wireless remote, wireless mobile adapter, lens cleaning kit, or extended warranty.

The only reason why I could see someone ordering from Amazon is if you pay with a Discover card you get free 1-day shipping.

Betakelvin 12-14-2012 07:19 AM

anyone get this lens? http://www.adorama.com/NK5014AFGU.html
Need some review and advise.

inquisitive 12-14-2012 07:21 AM

too bad i'm a canon user....otherwise

Betakelvin 12-14-2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inquisitive (Post 56048636)
too bad i'm a canon user....otherwise

check it out!
http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tp...ure1=Canon

guglefan 12-14-2012 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DB327 (Post 56047200)
I am not trying to crap on this deal, I shoot nikon dx and am lusting over this. If i had moneys in the bank, i'd be dropping it on this deal all day.

However, for all the strobists/advanced enthusiasts/semi-pros, there is a disadvantage which may be a deal breaker...

the maximum shutter/flash sync speed is 1/200th of a second.

The d800 and other high end cameras shoot 1/250th or higher.

This limit CAN be exceeded with the flash burst mode (the name escapes me. it is a setting in Bracketing and flash menu). however, this setting comes with its draw backs.

It's surprising how much that extra 25% faster shutter speed with flash will add when trying to stop motion/daylight flash photography/shooting with Telephoto+flash.

Just something to consider before what you make on a huge investment. And lets face it, if we're searching SD for DSLR deals, we're probably not successful full pro photographers that have the bank roll to just pay for what they need. we're pinching penny enthusiasts or starting photographers trying to get the best bang for the buck.

Having said that, i have had the chance to shoot with this camera. the amount of performance per size/price and ergonomics/likely longevity of the product make it a dream to use and shoot.

if you're not big on strobe lighting, this may be the absolute best bang for your buck FF camera bar-none.

a lot of people online bash ken rockwell... but you can't blame him for a good explanation on the subject: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/syncspeed.htm


Haha what about all the pros who are using 5D Mark III...the sync speed is 1/200s

srinips 12-14-2012 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by revoc (Post 56048368)
The same package? Amazon doesn't offer a battery/charger, wireless remote, wireless mobile adapter, lens cleaning kit, or extended warranty.

The only reason why I could see someone ordering from Amazon is if you pay with a Discover card you get free 1-day shipping.


Amazon has 10% off coupon for few. It knocked my price to $1790

roror 12-14-2012 07:47 AM

I am having a ridiculous buyer's remorse now. Bought it at full price the hour it was released. Such price drop is very very rare with Nikon gears.

It's a great camera.

cdog90260 12-14-2012 07:52 AM

holy crap, I may be switching to NIKON!

m5blitzer 12-14-2012 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazybummm (Post 56040386)
I can't believe this, you all just made me spend 2k!! ;)

Must resist!!!

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roror (Post 56049592)
I am having a ridiculous buyer's remorse now. Bought it at full price the hour it was released. Such price drop is very very rare with Nikon gears.

It's a great camera.

They're probably trying to clear out the last of the batch of serials with the bad dust/lubricant problem.

big mike 12-14-2012 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DB327 (Post 56047200)
I am not trying to crap on this deal, I shoot nikon dx and am lusting over this. If i had moneys in the bank, i'd be dropping it on this deal all day.

However, for all the strobists/advanced enthusiasts/semi-pros, there is a disadvantage which may be a deal breaker...

the maximum shutter/flash sync speed is 1/200th of a second.

The d800 and other high end cameras shoot 1/250th or higher.

This limit CAN be exceeded with the flash burst mode (the name escapes me. it is a setting in Bracketing and flash menu). however, this setting comes with its draw backs.

It's surprising how much that extra 25% faster shutter speed with flash will add when trying to stop motion/daylight flash photography/shooting with Telephoto+flash.

Just something to consider before what you make on a huge investment. And lets face it, if we're searching SD for DSLR deals, we're probably not successful full pro photographers that have the bank roll to just pay for what they need. we're pinching penny enthusiasts or starting photographers trying to get the best bang for the buck.

Having said that, i have had the chance to shoot with this camera. the amount of performance per size/price and ergonomics/likely longevity of the product make it a dream to use and shoot.

if you're not big on strobe lighting, this may be the absolute best bang for your buck FF camera bar-none.

a lot of people online bash ken rockwell... but you can't blame him for a good explanation on the subject: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/syncspeed.htm

Except unlike most recent cameras this thing has a base ISO of 100 rather than 200... You can use high FP sync to get above 1/200, flash output is reduced but if you're using front fill in bright light you shouldn't run out of flash anyways unless your working distance is on the long side. Also the ADR system on this camera can cover up a lot of faults if you run out of shutter speed, this things dynamic range is HUUUUUGE.

conjoose 12-14-2012 07:54 AM

The posters in this thread seem more knowledgeable on cameras (probably due to camera in question) and don't mean to HJ, but this question has been eating at me for 2 weeks!

I have the following options:

D5100 with Nikkor 18-200mm and memcard, bag for $1046
T4i with 18-135 STM, memcard, bag $800, probably buy a 55-250 for less than $200 online.
T3i with 3 lenses (up to 300mm), $669 (probably do not like the idea of 3 lenses so returning this)
Refurbed D7000 (only 3 mos warranty) with 18-105mm for $900-$1k. Wont get me to the range I might need.

Which would you go with? Budgets about $1k. Casual photos, want to capture my son growing up, and wanted a bit of zoom that I could take to the zoo, theme parks, etc. I understand that, regardless of camera, I will want to get a prime lens at some point as well.

Sorry its OT, but with all the DSLR deals and *games* Nikon and Canon are playing I'm totally confused what to do.

rogueone 12-14-2012 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roror (Post 56049592)
I am having a ridiculous buyer's remorse now. Bought it at full price the hour it was released. Such price drop is very very rare with Nikon gears.

It's a great camera.


LOL. Don't worry about it. I bought the kit lens bundle at amazon a month ago for $500 more, with no extra battery, no remote, etc. For $1996, it is a no-brainer. Too bad OOS for me. I ended up getting the mic, swivel LCD bundle. Which I will sell off the extra accessories.

cdog90260 12-14-2012 07:57 AM

damn, if only I didnt have a few great lenses with canon, I'de be switching

edit: accidental quote

m5blitzer 12-14-2012 07:58 AM

Will my old DX lenses work on this FX body? Thanks!

diytech123 12-14-2012 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srinips (Post 56049060)
Amazon has 10% off coupon for few. It knocked my price to $1790

How did you get 10% coupon? Can you post the coupon?

fyu 12-14-2012 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m5blitzer (Post 56049930)
Will my old DX lenses work on this FX body? Thanks!

old DX lenses? how old?

and yes, but why bother?

revoc 12-14-2012 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m5blitzer (Post 56049930)
Will my old DX lenses work on this FX body? Thanks!

Yes, I'm pretty sure this camera has a 'DX mode' so all your DX lenses will work.

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by conjoose (Post 56049796)
The posters in this thread seem more knowledgeable on cameras (probably due to camera in question) and don't mean to HJ, but this question has been eating at me for 2 weeks!

I have the following options:

D5100 with Nikkor 18-200mm and memcard, bag for $1046
T4i with 18-135 STM, memcard, bag $800, probably buy a 55-250 for less than $200 online.
T3i with 3 lenses (up to 300mm), $669 (probably do not like the idea of 3 lenses so returning this)
Refurbed D7000 (only 3 mos warranty) with 18-105mm for $900-$1k. Wont get me to the range I might need.

Which would you go with? Budgets about $1k. Casual photos, want to capture my son growing up, and wanted a bit of zoom that I could take to the zoo, theme parks, etc. I understand that, regardless of camera, I will want to get a prime lens at some point as well.

Sorry its OT, but with all the DSLR deals and *games* Nikon and Canon are playing I'm totally confused what to do.

Buy whichever brand you want, both are going to be really similar and work great for what you're wanting to do. I like Nikon stuff. Personally, I think their bodies are better. Canon might have a slight edge on a few lenses.

tuanms 12-14-2012 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DB327 (Post 56047200)
I am not trying to crap on this deal, I shoot nikon dx and am lusting over this. If i had moneys in the bank, i'd be dropping it on this deal all day.

However, for all the strobists/advanced enthusiasts/semi-pros, there is a disadvantage which may be a deal breaker...

the maximum shutter/flash sync speed is 1/200th of a second.

The d800 and other high end cameras shoot 1/250th or higher.

This limit CAN be exceeded with the flash burst mode (the name escapes me. it is a setting in Bracketing and flash menu). however, this setting comes with its draw backs.

It's surprising how much that extra 25% faster shutter speed with flash will add when trying to stop motion/daylight flash photography/shooting with Telephoto+flash.

Just something to consider before what you make on a huge investment. And lets face it, if we're searching SD for DSLR deals, we're probably not successful full pro photographers that have the bank roll to just pay for what they need. we're pinching penny enthusiasts or starting photographers trying to get the best bang for the buck.

Having said that, i have had the chance to shoot with this camera. the amount of performance per size/price and ergonomics/likely longevity of the product make it a dream to use and shoot.

if you're not big on strobe lighting, this may be the absolute best bang for your buck FF camera bar-none.

a lot of people online bash ken rockwell... but you can't blame him for a good explanation on the subject: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/syncspeed.htm

One way to get around the max sync speed problem is use D40/D70 with amazing 1/500th sec when do strobist. Use D600 in low light condition. What I mean by that is we all know there's no perfect camera in any situation. Understand your gear and maximize its strength.

tigerbalm 12-14-2012 08:22 AM

Back in stock! Just ordered and got confirmation.

e4tmonkieshyt 12-14-2012 08:23 AM

In 4 1

jholman76 12-14-2012 08:24 AM

Just my 2 cents as a Nikon D800 videographer, in case anyone is interested...

I was very tempted to trade my D800 in and get 2 D600's (for a little extra). The reason I didn't was because in Live View (the mode you have to shoot video in) does not display aperture toggling on the fly. You have to switch live-view off then back on. *This is supposedly being addressed in the next firmware update, but that is not out just yet.

The d600 and the d800 have a headphone monitoring output which is a MUST for video with audio. The d800 is backup audio since I use an external recorder as well, but I have had to use it thanks to a hot mic popping or someone that "eats the mic" and peaks the levels constantly. 60 FPS mode is really cool but it is too bad it is only @ 720P for both models.

**EDIT: the built-in mic is almost absolute garbage. its worth getting a Rode Videomic or other compact mic

If I still had intentions to switch, I would for this price, but being in bed with the d800, I already have all of the accessories that they list plus more.

If I can give you one tip video or photographer alike... GET A DECENT PRIME LENS!! (35mm or 50mm) Anyone with experience will agree. Superior to zooms unless you spend a lot. Primes are cheap. Get one and you will not regret it! I can easily tell the difference in any light but sunlight what video is shot with my 35mm vs my 18-200 zoom. Much sharper and better exposed without so much ISO grain.


TL: DR - D600 would be a great camera for your first FX body. Video is getting better with Nikon. Canon still wins, but I am a Nikon shooter, so I take what I can! GET A PRIME LENS! Learn how to shoot in Manual mode! AHHH!!!

m5blitzer 12-14-2012 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazybummm (Post 56040386)
I can't believe this, you all just made me spend 2k!! ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by revoc (Post 56050248)
Yes, I'm pretty sure this camera has a 'DX mode' so all your DX lenses will work.

Thanks for confirming.

m5blitzer 12-14-2012 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 56050170)
old DX lenses? how old?

and yes, but why bother?

Thanks for confirming. Age? - DX lenses from my old D200. Reason? - I have 5 lenses and seeing if I can re-use them at least until I can replace them at a later time.

inquisitive 12-14-2012 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Betakelvin (Post 56048800)

thanks for the link, but not really interested in point and shoot ones...

testshoot 12-14-2012 08:51 AM

I just placed an order for this. Used Mr. Rebates for 3% back plus I get the 4% VISA kickback...

Adorama doesn't charge me sales tax, so that is over 7% savings vs. Amazon or other sites with sales tax.

Have used Adorama several times in the past and am fine with them.

Have a D300 and a D7000 already plus my old N90. Because I came from the film days, I have lots of full frame lenses including my favorite 24-120.

Buying the D600 will allow me to sell my backup D300 which became a dedicated virtual tour (360) camera. The D300 used the older CF cards and the older style battery. This will allow me to move on from CF memory and no longer need two styles of batteries and battery chargers.

I have several sensor cleaning kits but was never brave enough to use them :) Between the Nikon warranty and the extra Adorama warranty, I am not worried about the dust/oil problem. If I have to send it in, I still have my D7000.

The D7000 and D600 are very similar so no learning curve.

Yippee

big mike 12-14-2012 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by conjoose (Post 56049796)
The posters in this thread seem more knowledgeable on cameras (probably due to camera in question) and don't mean to HJ, but this question has been eating at me for 2 weeks!

I have the following options:

D5100 with Nikkor 18-200mm and memcard, bag for $1046
T4i with 18-135 STM, memcard, bag $800, probably buy a 55-250 for less than $200 online.
T3i with 3 lenses (up to 300mm), $669 (probably do not like the idea of 3 lenses so returning this)
Refurbed D7000 (only 3 mos warranty) with 18-105mm for $900-$1k. Wont get me to the range I might need.

Which would you go with? Budgets about $1k. Casual photos, want to capture my son growing up, and wanted a bit of zoom that I could take to the zoo, theme parks, etc. I understand that, regardless of camera, I will want to get a prime lens at some point as well.

Sorry its OT, but with all the DSLR deals and *games* Nikon and Canon are playing I'm totally confused what to do.

Can't speak to the Canon options that well, but I'd lean towards the D5100 option, add a 35 1.8 for around 175 bucks and it'll do well enough in low light.

testshoot 12-14-2012 09:01 AM

Also, Adorama is offering their VIP package for free. They value it at $150 but I am dubious about that. If you sign up for the VIP promotion now, it is free and supposedly free forever. Included in the deal is 20GB of cloud via pogoplug and some other benefits.

Extended warranties on ALL your purchases for an entire year (when you choose to purchase the VIP Extended Warranty plan for $7.95 annually)
✓ Receive 20 gigs of FREE Cloud Storage (provided by pogoplug cloud storage)
✓ Invitation to purchase products that are only available to VIPs
✓ Special VIP pricing on must-have products online
✓ Unique bundles of products curated for VIP members
✓ Exclusive email offers, saving you time while finding your favorite products!
✓ Free eBooks with photographic tips & tricks
✓ Member-only contests
✓ White glove delivery service on TVs and home theater systems over 50 inches
✓ Savings throughout Adorama's online store

ADORAMA VIP PERKS:

As an Adorama VIP member, your loyalty will be rewarded. This program was created to give you access to products and services that honor your smart decision making and cunning shopping skills by continuing to shop with the #1 Photo, Imaging & Electronics Retailer in the world...Adorama

Enjoy elite membership — you've earned it!

dannynjoni 12-14-2012 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by conjoose (Post 56049796)
The posters in this thread seem more knowledgeable on cameras (probably due to camera in question) and don't mean to HJ, but this question has been eating at me for 2 weeks!

I have the following options:

D5100 with Nikkor 18-200mm and memcard, bag for $1046
T4i with 18-135 STM, memcard, bag $800, probably buy a 55-250 for less than $200 online.
T3i with 3 lenses (up to 300mm), $669 (probably do not like the idea of 3 lenses so returning this)
Refurbed D7000 (only 3 mos warranty) with 18-105mm for $900-$1k. Wont get me to the range I might need.

Which would you go with? Budgets about $1k. Casual photos, want to capture my son growing up, and wanted a bit of zoom that I could take to the zoo, theme parks, etc. I understand that, regardless of camera, I will want to get a prime lens at some point as well.

Sorry its OT, but with all the DSLR deals and *games* Nikon and Canon are playing I'm totally confused what to do.

I am an enthusiast photographer. We've got grandkids now and didn't want to miss a thing as we enjoy watching them grow. Our kids were interested in a new camera for the same reason. I went with Nikon D90 with 18-105VR kit due to it's reputation and the GREAT clearance sale that Best Buy had at the time. I also purchase a 50mm 1.8 prime to go with this. Our kids got the D5100 with 18-55/55-200VR kit. They are both excellent cameras and we're all thrilled with our purchase. The D90 (closest to the D7000) was perfect for me as an enthusiast's camera. There is just more room for growth as I learn more about photography. The main things being a top LCD, more buttons and wheels for on-the-fly settings adjustments, and a built in motor that supports AF with older but excellent/affordable lenses. The later being great for trying lots of lenses for the fun of it :). I enjoy it more as time goes by. D7000 has these same features. On the other hand, you don't really need them for just getting great pictures of the kids which is why our kids love their D5100. It has slightly better low-light performance and a great swivel screen which is very handy with little ones.

For what you mentioned as your main purpose of getting a camera, I'd say go with the D5100. There are some really good deals right now and I know you won't be sorry for buying it. It takes fantastic pictures. For zoom, the kit 55-200VR lens is light and gives great optical performance. I'd forgo the 18-55 for a good prime like the 35mm DX (better at kids' parties than the 50mm trust me). If you want to spend all of your $1000 budget maybe grab the 55-300VR Nikon zoom for those really tight shots at the Zoo ;).

Hope my experience helps in some way. Enjoy!

nanotube 12-14-2012 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DB327 (Post 56047200)
I am not trying to crap on this deal, I shoot nikon dx and am lusting over this. If i had moneys in the bank, i'd be dropping it on this deal all day.

However, for all the strobists/advanced enthusiasts/semi-pros, there is a disadvantage which may be a deal breaker...

the maximum shutter/flash sync speed is 1/200th of a second.

The d800 and other high end cameras shoot 1/250th or higher.

This limit CAN be exceeded with the flash burst mode (the name escapes me. it is a setting in Bracketing and flash menu). however, this setting comes with its draw backs.

It's surprising how much that extra 25% faster shutter speed with flash will add when trying to stop motion/daylight flash photography/shooting with Telephoto+flash.

Just something to consider before what you make on a huge investment. And lets face it, if we're searching SD for DSLR deals, we're probably not successful full pro photographers that have the bank roll to just pay for what they need. we're pinching penny enthusiasts or starting photographers trying to get the best bang for the buck.

Having said that, i have had the chance to shoot with this camera. the amount of performance per size/price and ergonomics/likely longevity of the product make it a dream to use and shoot.

if you're not big on strobe lighting, this may be the absolute best bang for your buck FF camera bar-none.

a lot of people online bash ken rockwell... but you can't blame him for a good explanation on the subject: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/syncspeed.htm

Well you can always spend an extra $100 for a D40 if you want the higher sync speed. Ken Rockwell will approve it.

tintti 12-14-2012 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yuugotserved (Post 56037500)
Don't need to sign up for rewards. You will just need to checkout and place your order.


See attached screenshot for more information



search nikon D600 sensor dust/oil

tintti 12-14-2012 09:12 AM

Maybe I am dark inside.

As a fan was planning to get D600 this BF and really did a lot research on this, I have to say the sale might be a strategy for Nikon to clear out the first batch of this product that has notorious dust/oil issue on its sensor.

However, I do believe next batch should have the sensor issue alleviated. So, I will wait.

jay99 12-14-2012 09:12 AM

Should I buy from Adorama or B&H? Amazon is not a choice for me because of tax. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

areshuang 12-14-2012 09:16 AM

Is this a permanent price drop or temporary ? Thanks...

big mike 12-14-2012 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay99 (Post 56052720)
Should I buy from Adorama or B&H? Amazon is not a choice for me because of tax. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

I'd shop the packages and pick the one that suits you. For example if you want a video mic or wifi adapter there's a package at adorama with one or the other of those. BH has a free rezo 170 and memory card pack if you want a nice bag? Both are more than reputable dealers

Quote:

Originally Posted by areshuang (Post 56052858)
Is this a permanent price drop or temporary ? Thanks...

Rumor is 2 days or rest of the year, regardless it's temporary

testshoot 12-14-2012 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay99 (Post 56052720)
Should I buy from Adorama or B&H? Amazon is not a choice for me because of tax. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Not sure about B&H's packages, but Adorama has 3-4 flavors of their package. I think the two companies are pretty even, so don't choose based on the company, but instead choose based on what options are packaged with it. I like the WiFi adapter that is in the main version of the packaged offered as the Hot Deal. I am guessing the extra battery and memory card are 3rd party, but the remote and WiFi adapter are Nikon.


WiFi Adapter Info
[nikonusa.com]

I already have a remote trigger but neither the one I have nor the regular one from Nikon (also included in this offer) allow you to preview the shot and see it after shooting like the WiFi adapter does when you pair it with your smart phone.

confused2much 12-14-2012 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by areshuang (Post 56052858)
Is this a permanent price drop or temporary ? Thanks...

According to NikonRumors.com this is only for 2 days. Bought mine this morning from Amazon with a 10% off coupon! :bounce:

jay99 12-14-2012 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by testshoot (Post 56052944)
Not sure about B&H's packages, but Adorama has 3-4 flavors of their package. I think the two companies are pretty even, so don't choose based on the company, but instead choose based on what options are packaged with it. I like the WiFi adapter that is in the main version of the packaged offered as the Hot Deal. I am guessing the extra battery and memory card are 3rd party, but the remote and WiFi adapter are Nikon.


WiFi Adapter Info
[nikonusa.com]

I already have a remote trigger but neither the one I have nor the regular one from Nikon (also included in this offer) allow you to preview the shot and see it after shooting like the WiFi adapter does when you pair it with your smart phone.

Thank you for the comments about the two companies. I also want to buy a 24-70 2.8 lens at same time. I didn't see $200 instant rebate for the lens in Adorama. Is there same rebate in Adorama?

big mike 12-14-2012 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay99 (Post 56053300)
Thank you for the comments about the two companies. I also want to buy a 24-70 2.8 lens at same time. I didn't see $200 instant rebate for the lens in Adorama. Is there same rebate in Adorama?

You might need to call about that but you should be able to get that rebate deal from Adorama too

jay99 12-14-2012 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big mike (Post 56053608)
You might need to call about that but you should be able to get that rebate deal from Adorama too

Thank you for the comments.

j_p_designs 12-14-2012 09:42 AM

Thanks for posting! I just ordered from Adorama. This will replace my D700 as my primary and I'll be selling my D7000 that I use as a backup/2nd body.

Zero 12-14-2012 09:44 AM

goes away
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bleur (Post 56037846)

goes away after the first couple thousand shots.

nithinkumary2k 12-14-2012 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rman (Post 56047502)
Do you know how many of us care if you did?
Before posting useless information, it might help to give it a thought.. if anyone interested in reading what I post? Is it worth taking that 1second off the lives of a bunch of people

Yay!!! i wasted your 1 second off your life.

Wand 12-14-2012 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rman (Post 56047502)
Do you know how many of us care if you did?
Before posting useless information, it might help to give it a thought.. if anyone interested in reading what I post? Is it worth taking that 1second off the lives of a bunch of people


You did the same you inbred imbecile.

ybp 12-14-2012 10:04 AM

I'm trying to give the 60,000th rep to the OP, but it says I don't have permission to do that. Why???

Quote:


<slickdeals.net>

ybp, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
- Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
- If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.


puckerth 12-14-2012 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nanotube (Post 56052502)
Well you can always spend an extra $100 for a D40 if you want the higher sync speed. Ken Rockwell will approve it.

:bulb:

cacophony777 12-14-2012 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big mike (Post 56052886)
Rumor is 2 days or rest of the year, regardless it's temporary

Unless they decide to lower the price permanently at some point soon, which seems likely given that even at the reduced price the D600 isn't selling that well (as evidenced by the fact that it's still in stock everywhere!)

j1huynh 12-14-2012 10:13 AM

keep in mind each store has different return policy. bh based on shutter counts of 300 or less.. not sure about adorama

big mike 12-14-2012 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cacophony777 (Post 56054932)
Unless they decide to lower the price permanently at some point soon, which seems likely given that even at the reduced price the D600 isn't selling that well (as evidenced by the fact that it's still in stock everywhere!)

I don't think the price will go back up as high, but I think it'll move back up a few hundred bucks.

puckerth 12-14-2012 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by testshoot (Post 56052944)
Not sure about B&H's packages, but Adorama has 3-4 flavors of their package. I think the two companies are pretty even, so don't choose based on the company, but instead choose based on what options are packaged with it. I like the WiFi adapter that is in the main version of the packaged offered as the Hot Deal. I am guessing the extra battery and memory card are 3rd party, but the remote and WiFi adapter are Nikon.


WiFi Adapter Info
[nikonusa.com]

I already have a remote trigger but neither the one I have nor the regular one from Nikon (also included in this offer) allow you to preview the shot and see it after shooting like the WiFi adapter does when you pair it with your smart phone.

There's a monopod in the B&H deal too, which I was interested in anyway. (The card is a Sandisk, btw.) I wan't sure how much I'd use the WiFi adapter and already have the remote, so went with B&H over the others. I'm in NY so had to pay tax no matter what. But just like you said, pick the package with the highest use/junk ratio for your specific application and go with it at this price.

jhelms 12-14-2012 10:16 AM

Just noticed Adorama has some similar deals and packages to the ones listed in this thread but they also have refirb'd D800's at $2,299 - awesome if you don't need extra freebies/junk/kit lenses.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5702054-Nikon-D800-Refirb-2-299

testshoot 12-14-2012 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j_p_designs (Post 56053876)
Thanks for posting! I just ordered from Adorama. This will replace my D700 as my primary and I'll be selling my D7000 that I use as a backup/2nd body.

Interesting that you would replace the D700 with a 600... Pro build vs. prosumer build. I am guessing if you need features or resolution the D700 didn't have, I can see it. If I was going into adverse conditions, the D700 would still be my camera to use.

testshoot 12-14-2012 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by puckerth (Post 56055110)
There's a monopod in the B&H deal too, which I was interested in anyway. (The card is a Sandisk, btw.) I wan't sure how much I'd use the WiFi adapter and already have the remote, so went with B&H over the others. I'm in NY so had to pay tax no matter what. But just like you said, pick the package with the highest use/junk ratio for your specific application and go with it at this price.

I think anyone living in NY needs to find a friend out of state to order things for them :)

Kind of like when I used to have litters of puppies and would order vaccine for them through the mail. Where I lived at the time banned shipping vaccine in the mail to people (but that was still how vets got it) so I just had a friend on the state border order it for me. Would meet her some time at some event or whatever and get it.

If I was in a rush, she could mail it to me, in a way getting around the rules, but still having it mailed to me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhelms (Post 56055230)
Just noticed Adorama has some similar deals and packages to the ones listed in this thread but they also have refirb'd D800's at $2,299 - awesome if you don't need extra freebies/junk/kit lenses.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5702054-Nikon-D800-Refirb-2-299

I would rather have a D800, but at the price difference, it will be the D600 for me for now, especially since I just ordered it.

The D800 at 30% off deal that ended Saturday for a new one is still a better price than the refurb.

SlickLegacy 12-14-2012 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by testshoot (Post 56055484)
I think anyone living in NY needs to find a friend out of state to order things for them :)

Kind of like when I used to have litters of puppies and would order vaccine for them through the mail. Where I lived at the time banned shipping vaccine in the mail to people (but that was still how vets got it) so I just had a friend on the state border order it for me. Would meet her some time at some event or whatever and get it.

If I was in a rush, she could mail it to me, in a way getting around the rules, but still having it mailed to me.



I would rather have a D800, but at the price difference, it will be the D600 for me for now, especially since I just ordered it.

The D800 at 30% off deal that ended Saturday for a new one is still a better price than the refurb.

Please post the link, i cant find it.
Cant believe i missed it!

puckerth 12-14-2012 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by testshoot (Post 56055484)
I think anyone living in NY needs to find a friend out of state to order things for them :)

Will you be my friend?;)

smilingboy 12-14-2012 10:54 AM

i bought one last night on Amazon for $1800 . Should i buy Squaretrade $208 for 3 years or any other warranty or no need .Recommend please !

RedOctane 12-14-2012 11:19 AM

Trade my 10% amazon coupon for something nice?

m5blitzer 12-14-2012 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedOctane (Post 56057672)
Trade my 10% amazon coupon for something nice?

Lucky you. I buy 500 items from Amazon ranging from $25 to $2,500 and get no 10% email from them. Wish I could use your 10% for this purchase. Sorry, nothing to trade.

RedOctane 12-14-2012 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smilingboy (Post 56056746)
i bought one last night on Amazon for $1800 . Should i buy Squaretrade $208 for 3 years or any other warranty or no need .Recommend please !

if you plan on keeping the camera then I would recommend it! how did you get $208? isnt it like 320 for 3 years?

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedOctane (Post 56057672)
Trade my 10% amazon coupon for something nice?


I'm pretty sure your 10% code is linked to your Amazon account.

Quote:

Originally Posted by m5blitzer (Post 56057808)
Lucky you. I buy 500 items from Amazon ranging from $25 to $2,500 and get no 10% email from them. Wish I could use your 10% for this purchase. Sorry, nothing to trade.

No kidding. I've probably boughten upwards of $20k from them in the last 2.5 years... no coupon for me. ;(

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickLegacy (Post 56056022)
Please post the link, i cant find it.
Cant believe i missed it!

I've asked a couple people in this thread... none have replied. I can't find a thread for it either. I would have boughten one in a heartbeat. ;(

ethercore 12-14-2012 11:58 AM

Any confirmation that the Lexar card is included? It doesn't state that on the product web page.

mikei007 12-14-2012 11:59 AM

just ordered one from adorama. im glad i waited i was about to just order the body a couple days ago since i didnt think nikon would drop the price so close to christmas.

e4tmonkieshyt 12-14-2012 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ethercore (Post 56059056)
Any confirmation that the Lexar card is included? It doesn't state that on the product web page.

The Lexmark Card is confirmed. If you've ordered, you can go to your order details and it'll have a list of everything you get.

testshoot 12-14-2012 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickLegacy (Post 56056022)
Please post the link, i cant find it.
Cant believe i missed it!

which link you are referring to? The Staples 30% off is expired, so it is a non factor.

jay99 12-14-2012 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikei007 (Post 56059072)
just ordered one from adorama. im glad i waited i was about to just order the body a couple days ago since i didnt think nikon would drop the price so close to christmas.

In 4 one too. I believe it is temporary price drop. However, the price won't go back to $1,996.95 for body only.

bch7 12-14-2012 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by areshuang (Post 56052858)
Is this a permanent price drop or temporary ? Thanks...

According to the "in store" price card at Costco, the Nikon rebate is in effect until 12/29/12.

testshoot 12-14-2012 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by smilingboy (Post 56056746)
i bought one last night on Amazon for $1800 . Should i buy Squaretrade $208 for 3 years or any other warranty or no need .Recommend please !

The Adorama offer includes a second year....

Here is what to consider regarding the warranty, and warranties in general.

1. Most things that are factory issues are discovered pretty soon, and with normal use, within the first year.

2. Most problems that occur before the anticipated life expectancy (measured in shots taken) are user caused. Exposed to salt water, dropping it, etc. Check if the policy covers neglect or accidental damage.

3. Aside from the Adorama deal which includes a second year, some Amex and premium cards automatically double the warranty, and include neglect and accidental damage, some used to cover theft.

4. A lot of people don't keep cameras long enough to wear out an internal component requiring a repair. Even as a professional shooter, I only "killed" one camera by wearing out the shutter.

To summarize, find the best offer you can, i.e. one with more warranty built in the package, pay for it in a manner that you get additional coverage, and then only purchase a warranty if it covers the 99% of things likely to happen, i.e. neglect, theft, and accidental damage.

AmyMontana 12-14-2012 12:56 PM

Oh darn...now I know why my husband drugged me last night so he could stay up to get this deal. ;)

testshoot 12-14-2012 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by e4tmonkieshyt (Post 56060314)
The Lexmark Card is confirmed. If you've ordered, you can go to your order details and it'll have a list of everything you get.

Shows the 3rd party battery which I assumed, but shows the Lexar memory card which is good.

Says the camera bag is a compact lens variety, which means it probably won't accommodate a longer lens.

Mentions the 3rd party fast charger. I am assuming the "kit" contains the standard Nikon brand charger. Hope this isn't a "modified" camera kit without the Nikon charger.

giskarded 12-14-2012 01:01 PM

IT will come with the regular Nikon charger
In addition you will receive a 2nd charger with the extra battery that should allow charging in your car as well as at home.

e4tmonkieshyt 12-14-2012 01:18 PM

I applied the code but was wondering when do you get the adorama $50 gift card? also, has anyone that ordered pass the pending phase? I ordered right when orders were reenabled and was wondering how long it's in pending before it gets shipped out

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by bch7 (Post 56061028)
According to the "in store" price card at Costco, the Nikon rebate is in effect until 12/29/12.

Costco.com until the 16th.

nanobeast 12-14-2012 01:30 PM

What is Adorama's return window for dslrs?

15 days or 30 days?

tiga2009 12-14-2012 01:35 PM

Has anyone looked into whether the Amazon 10% off code works for this camera?

evo3rs 12-14-2012 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by nanobeast (Post 56062798)
What is Adorama's return window for dslrs?

15 days or 30 days?

IIRC, 7 days for instore purchase and 30 days for online purchase.

sdsrini 12-14-2012 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Hrshycro (Post 56062370)
Costco.com until the 16th.

12/29 is in store, so mostly we can buy in stores..

575rider 12-14-2012 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by tiga2009 (Post 56062998)
Has anyone looked into whether the Amazon 10% off code works for this camera?

That it do.

Now please share one with me? :grin:

danh920 12-14-2012 02:12 PM

sorry if its been asked. Did that oil spray issue ever get fixed on these?

quixoteloco 12-14-2012 02:20 PM

thanks! in for one :) Gald I waited one more day!

btw, Nikon is supposed to take care of the dust collecting on the sensor in any case ? (I was reading Ken Rockwell's comments about it in this review http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d600.htm , "My D600 is fine, and if it weren't, Nikon would fix it under warranty." I am hoping that is true!! )

smilingboy 12-14-2012 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by testshoot (Post 56061110)
The Adorama offer includes a second year....

Here is what to consider regarding the warranty, and warranties in general.

1. Most things that are factory issues are discovered pretty soon, and with normal use, within the first year.

2. Most problems that occur before the anticipated life expectancy (measured in shots taken) are user caused. Exposed to salt water, dropping it, etc. Check if the policy covers neglect or accidental damage.

3. Aside from the Adorama deal which includes a second year, some Amex and premium cards automatically double the warranty, and include neglect and accidental damage, some used to cover theft.

4. A lot of people don't keep cameras long enough to wear out an internal component requiring a repair. Even as a professional shooter, I only "killed" one camera by wearing out the shutter.

To summarize, find the best offer you can, i.e. one with more warranty built in the package, pay for it in a manner that you get additional coverage, and then only purchase a warranty if it covers the 99% of things likely to happen, i.e. neglect, theft, and accidental damage.

Thanks

Hrshycro 12-14-2012 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by sdsrini (Post 56063940)
12/29 is in store, so mostly we can buy in stores..

Probably a special just for Costco because they probably has a ton of stock in their stores.

quixoteloco 12-14-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Hrshycro (Post 56044168)
Where did you get one for $2,200? I would have jumped on that in a heartbeat.

yeah, I was wondering the same thing.. where was that deal?


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