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The new Nikon instant rebates program (US)

The pro DSLRs (except the D300s) and lenses were removed from the latest US Nikon instant rebate program. Here are all available combinations:

The new program expires on April 30th, 2011.

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  • Kestutis

    too bad…

  • broxibear

    Hi admin/Peter,
    Have you heard anything about the rear screen on the D800 and D4 being a touchscreen?… I “heard” talk of a AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) and LTPS (Low-Temperature, Poly-Silicon) lcd ?
    “The larger and more uniform grains of polysilicon (poly-Si) allow electrons to flow 100 times faster than they do through the random-sized grains of amorphous silicon (a-Si), enabling higher resolutions and higher speed. In addition, instead of surrounding the screen area, the row/column driver electronics are integrated onto the glass substrate, thereby reducing the TFT section and the wiring between the pixels. Thus, LTPS LCD pixels can be closer together and achieve densities of 200 dpi and greater.”

    • Stephen.C

      Although I am very familiar with the Iphone, I dont think I would like to have the touch screen. My face presses against the screen, which would frustrate me, also when it is really cold out, gloves mess it up.

      • broxibear

        I know exactly what you mean Stephen.C, I tried the GF2 with it’s touchscreen rear lcd and I didn’t like it at all…bought a GF1 instead.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      @broxibear, I think there were some Nikon patents about touchscreen LCD filed in the past, but I do not think Nikon will go this path (my personal opinion).

      There was a nice joke few years ago where somebody attached an iPhone on the back of a Nikon DSLR and took a video in low light of the new “Nikon DSLR with a large LCD touchscreen”. This Friday is April 1st…

  • King Of Swaziland

    Help! Help!

    The Pro Rebates Have Ended!

    I’m being Price Gouged!

    • FX DX

      Nikon had been running these rebates since March of 2010, so I think they provided us plenty of time to buy our desired lenses. If you don’t need the pro gear right away, just wait and prices will eventually come down again.

      • lorenzo

        That’s also what I think. However, I would prefer to pay $500 over the full amount but have a D800E with the 10-pin connector that doesn’t fall inside, the left focus that works… you name them :-(

  • http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com Ron Scubadiver

    Lotsa fun & deals in DX land. Forget about a D700 replacement for a while. Things are so messed up in Japan they can’t build cars anymore. What a shame that such a hard working nation should suffer so much.

    • stu

      hmm…. it should sound … ‘what a pity’

    • D700guy

      It’s not just cars.
      Boeing is having supplier issues with it’s business partners in Japan who provide numerous fuselage components for models like the 777 and 787.
      This tsunami had a global trickle down effect. It might even be something that could be graphed on some historic economics chart.

      • broxibear

        Hi D700guy,
        You’re right about the effects being wide ranging.
        I was reading today that Toyota aren’t having issues with a few parts, they’re reporting supply problems with 500 different parts that go into their cars ?
        NAND flash memory chips prduction has been badly hit, they’re the chips inside your sd/cf memory cards…JP Morgan estimate that NAND output will fall by 30% over the next two months, which means higher prices for sd/cf cards.
        One piece of goodish news I got today was that there was a small shipment of pro Nikon gear to a few UK retailers today… stock of a few items has appeared on their websites…how much stock I don’t know, it looks as if it was some lenses not bodies.
        Get them while you can.

  • http://segura.org Segura

    Even though NPS considers the D300s a “Pro Body” . . . I don’t . . .

    Why not state the rebates are for DX bodies only, without mention of the D300s since that is included?

    • http://gplimages.com GPLimages.com

      Doesn’t matter if you consider it pro or not. Nikon makes it, so they get to designate it what they want. If they say it’s pro, then it’s a pro camera. Whether or not professional photographers use it as a pro camera is a whole ‘nother story.

    • broxibear

      Hi Segura,
      “Why not state the rebates are for DX bodies only, without mention of the D300s since that is included?”
      I think it’s to point out that all the pro equipment came from two of the most affected plants in Japan, that’s why there’s no pro gear in the rebates, there’s no stock…except the D300s which is made in Thailand.
      And as GPLimages.com said “Whether or not professional photographers use it as a pro camera is a whole ‘nother story.”
      Nikon refer to some of their equipment as professional not because they think pros should only use that gear instead of the consumer gear, but because the pro designated gear is often made of, more robust, longer lasting materials and has a few extra features…the D300 and D90 use the same sensor.

    • Eric Pepin

      A whole lot of professionals would disagree with you, and Nikon would as well.

    • idiot

      Even though you consider yourself a “Photographer” . . . I don’t . . .

      so I guess we’re all a-ok!

  • TaoTeJared

    I see a D400 on the horizon. Looks like they are pushing the DX stock out. If I recall correctly, the last time I saw only DX body and lens rebates the D300 came out.

    • Joe

      Hoping for a D400 announcement soon. Got a baby on the way, and want to be ready with a new camera. Close to going D7000, but a D400 announcement would make me wait. Currently shooting a D50. I know.

    • http://ryanmlong.com ryanmlong.com

      I’m certainly hoping that this is the case. I actually sold a D300 earlier this year that had been my backup and second shooter at weddings last year with the expectation that I’d see a replacement soon. Of course it hasn’t showed just yet so I’ve had to rebuy a D300 (used) for less than I sold mine for last year. I’m still interested in what rabbits Nikon pulls from its hat, but regret that I will not be able to purchase said rabbits most likely until the end of this season.

  • DaveyJ

    I agree that we Nikon users at this level need to know what is coming to best make our next purchases

  • Zim

    Many pro’s use the D300s
    I was close to getting a D7000. Just a little small for my hands but it seemed really nice. Also hoping for a D400 out of Thailand soon

  • Geoff_K

    I guess they need to clear inventory and make some sales. Ho hum for those of us that chose not to buy what they have now and wait for the next prosumer or better camera they produce.

  • broxibear

    New sensor technology ?
    “backside illumination, or BSI, is pretty easy to understand: flip the sensor around so the light it’s detecting isn’t partially blocked by a bunch of electronics. What used to be the back of the sensor is now facing outward toward the light.”
    “Sony is outgrowing the rest of the pack, in part because of its early adoption of backside illumination in its Exmor R line of BSI sensors, Baron said. “Samsung is moving the same way,” he added, and others are following suit. Canon, a pioneer in CMOS image sensors, “is still relevant, but is looking for partners for their future sensors.”
    Sony’s sensors are used not only in its own still cameras and video cameras but also in SLR cameras from Nikon and Pentax. The company isn’t afraid to raise expectations about backside illumination and other technologies it plans to use in its sensors.
    “The CMOS image sensor will be beyond the human eyes in the future,” said Tsutomu Haruta, senior manager of Sony’s Semiconductor Business Group, in a talk at the conference.”
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20048197-264.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

  • http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com Ron Scubadiver

    Life in DX land. I feel so neglected with my D700….

  • The invisible man

    ***** OFF TOPIC *****
    news about my 14-24mm f/2.8 last week issues
    - The new (new) sample is MUCH sharper than the first one.
    - ADORAMA have a fantastic customer service, very professional, thank you.
    - When you buy a lens, check it, even if it’s a new lens !
    *******************

  • John

    If you check B&H, you’ll see they added the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 to the D7000 rebates, though B&H doesn’t have the body-only D7000 in stock, only the D7000 kit w/ 18-105mm (ugh!).

    Too bad Nikon doesn’t offer rebates on the 16-85mm DX glass with these crop sensor bodies. That would make a great kit lens!

    • http://www.truphotos.com gnohz

      I agree! The 16-85 is one of my most used lenses :D

  • broxibear

    Hi admin/Peter,
    You posted a price increase notice on a Australian Nikon dealer site, have you had any more information about a Nikon price increase…I’ve noticed prices on Nikon pro bodies and lenses here in the Uk have started to go up a fair bit.
    D3s has gone up by around £150 and some of the lenses have gone up by over £400 ?
    The new fiscal year starts on April 1st so maybe a price increase then ?

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      I think prices will go up to MSRP and I will not be surprised if there is an official price increase in the next few months. I haven’t heard anything though.

  • Ole

    A little bit off-topic: What do you think the D800 price will be when it will be launced (eventually)?

    • The invisible man

      I’ll say $2995 if it have full HD video and 18MP+ sensor.
      I hope they will keep the CF cards, I hate the SD, too small and easy to loose.

    • silky

      $3499

  • Jose Galego

    Any chance that Amazon will have these rebates?

  • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

    I don’t think so

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