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Nikon D7100 Bundle for $1546.95 - Body + 18-140mm Lens + 55-300mm Lens + Wireless Adapter + 32GB SD Card + Bag + Stereo Mic + Remote

CLEL 23 February 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM in Tech & Electronics (6) More Adorama Deals
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I am in an ongoing battle between deciding to buy a Canon 70D or a Nikon D7100, and came across this bundle/deal from Adorama.

The bundle includes:
- Nikon D7100 Body
- 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
- 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
- WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
- 32GB Class 10 SD Card
- D-SLR Pro Messenger Bag
- Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone (normally $129.95)
- Nikon ML-L3 IR Remote Control Transmitter (normally $19.95)

To get the deal, go to Adorama here [adorama.com], then click "Buy together and save" and add the remote and microphone for an additional $0.

I was heavily leaning towards the Canon 70D for the touchscreen and video, but really, I shoot video maybe 5% of the time and Nikon has some killer image quality, so this deal just might get me to pull the trigger given all the add ons.

Also, additional 1% back through urlhasbeenblocked or Mr. Rebates at Adorama.
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That does seem like a decent value if those are lenses and accessories that you'd already want to get. The 55-300 is about $400, the 18-140 is about $600. The wireless adapter is about $50, and the stereo mic is $130. Even if you consider the D7100 body at $750ish from the best new deal I've seen on it yet (Amazon's Black Friday lightning deal) - this package would still be a pretty awesome value.

However, I guess I will be a bit of a snob by saying, if you've got $1500 to spend on a DSLR - why are you so excited about those lenses? Neither of these are particularly great. If I bought this kit I might sell both lenses to purchase a few F1.8 primes or a solid 17-50ish F2.8 lens (like Tamron's model, which really great for the price). The focal range in kit is good, but won't mean too much if you get into challenging lighting situations, where the F1.8 or 2.8 lenses will really shine and give you a little more artistic flexibility. The mic is probably great to have if you're planning to do a lot of video work, but if not, that's another $100ish that you could maybe resell and regain. Also, the ML-L3 is totally overpriced for what it it, which is why even Amazon sells an AmazonBasics branded Nikon IR remote for like $7.
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Any chance amazon will price match?
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Quote from Mooptastic View Post :
Any chance amazon will price match?
To my knowledge, Amazon won't price match and given the many "throw in's" with the bundle, I doubt they could match it 1-to1... It might signal for the Amazon and Best Buy's of the world to run their own promo though (similar to how the Canon 70D price at all major retailers fell and then again climbed last week all in conjunction with each other).
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Never used a Nikon. Is this model similar to Canon 7D, 70D, or T5i?
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Never used a Nikon. Is this model similar to Canon 7D, 70D, or T5i?
It is comparable to the 7D in terms of build quality and performance. The 70D has some fancy bells and whistles, like wifi, app control and a touch screen, but the 7D and D7100 are still better cameras.
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Never used a Nikon. Is this model similar to Canon 7D, 70D, or T5i?
The Canon 70D is the "newest" from Canon with probably the best video offering in a mid-range DSLR but the Nikon D7100 has better pure image quality (for a variety of reasons). The Canon 7D is about 4 years old, but still a great camera. The Canon 70D is a mash-up of the 60D, 6D and 7D (basically).

As far as price point, the 70D and D7100 are direct competitors.
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Quote from Jassack04 View Post :
That does seem like a decent value if those are lenses and accessories that you'd already want to get.

However, I guess I will be a bit of a snob by saying, if you've got $1500 to spend on a DSLR - why are you so excited about those lenses?
So true. Where are the good combos like a 7100 and 80-400 AFS?

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The Canon 70D is the "newest" from Canon with probably the best video offering in a mid-range DSLR but the Nikon D7100 has better pure image quality (for a variety of reasons). The Canon 7D is about 4 years old, but still a great camera. The Canon 70D is a mash-up of the 60D, 6D and 7D (basically).

As far as price point, the 70D and D7100 are direct competitors.
^^ Above is correct. Again I would look twice about the lens costs before purchasing a particular brand as the camera body is relatively cheap by comparison.
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Quote from neweggnerd View Post :
So true. Where are the good combos like a 7100 and 80-400 AFS?



^^ Above is correct. Again I would look twice about the lens costs before purchasing a particular brand as the camera body is relatively cheap by comparison.
What body+lens do you shoot? And/or would you suggest? Say were trying to keep it in the same $1500ish and crop range?
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Again I would look twice about the lens costs before purchasing a particular brand as the camera body is relatively cheap by comparison.
Good point. Given the comparatively low price of bodies, choose lenses first and work backwards.

Buying into a new system is a big step, and if I was starting from scratch today, I'd go mirrorless. I believe the DSLR is an antiquated design, a film camera with new guts, and that we've moved beyond that. Canon and Nikon are resting on their laurels. This isn't a knock at folks who love DSLRs -- They still rock, and I personally use an old Nikon DSLR with a 35/1.8 (and my beat-up old Yashicamat 124G for film).

Trey Ratcliff makes a good argument: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/201...-nikon-vs/ and http://www.stuckincustoms.com/201...he-future/
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Quote from Axehandle View Post :
Good point. Given the comparatively low price of bodies, choose lenses first and work backwards.

Buying into a new system is a big step, and if I was starting from scratch today, I'd go mirrorless. I believe the DSLR is an antiquated design, a film camera with new guts, and that we've moved beyond that. Canon and Nikon are resting on their laurels. This isn't a knock at folks who love DSLRs -- They still rock, and I personally use an old Nikon DSLR with a 35/1.8 (and my beat-up old Yashicamat 124G for film).

Trey Ratcliff makes a good argument: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/201...-nikon-vs/ and http://www.stuckincustoms.com/201...he-future/
ya mon!

a7r!!! but too expensive for an amateur like me. I just got rid of my nex 6 to jump on A6000.

btw, why the heck on earth did he refuse offers from sony? what the crap I woulda been jumpin off the wall
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Never used a Nikon. Is this model similar to Canon 7D, 70D, or T5i?
I always run a check at SnapSort to get a better idea of how good a camera is .. also sometimes how good the deal is.

I'm in the market for a 70D myself, and per SnapSort, its an outright tie between the two cameras, with the D7100 slightly overcoming with a higher resolution (24MP vs 20MP), more focus points (51 vs 19), and slightly better color depth (24.2 vs 22.5 bits).

Where it lacks against the 70D is the shutter lag (75ms Canon / 251ms Nikon [ew]), Phase detection (Canon) vs. Contrast detection (Nikon), and the one that hits worst of all ISO light sensitivity 12,800 ISO (Canon) vs. 6,400 ISO (Nikon) [major ew!].

All in all - the deal is indeed a decent price for all you're getting, but there's a lot of 'bells and whistles' that I really like about the 70D more.
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Here's a review of the included ME-1 mic [youtube.com] if anyone is interested.
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Just came across this at Bestbuy

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nikon...&sellerId=

Nikon D7100 Digital SLR Camera
18-140mm and 55-300mm VR lenses
Rechargeable battery (EN-EL15), charger
USB and A/V cables,
32GB Secure Digital memory card,
strap, bag,
body and lens caps,
wireless mobile adapter,
NikonView NX2,


DOES NOT HAVE MIC.

With Discovercard Cash back (5%), its a better deal IMHO.
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forward this to my brother
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