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Nikon D600/D800/D800E instant savings extended

The Nikon D600/D800/D800E instant savings, that were introduced three days ago, are now extended till December 29th, 2012. The major online retailers offer different kits that include free accessories to further sweeten the deal in addition to the instant savings offered directly by Nikon:

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  • koreandrama87

    trying to decide on a FF dslr but would you guys think this is a good deal? since nikon does not acknowledge the dirty sensors, how will we know its fixed or if it will ever be fixed?

    • RamesesThe2nd

      No matter how hard you try, your sensor will get dirty at some point. I think this is a very good deal. Get it. Sensor cleaning is not that hard and you can also professionally get it done for under $50.

      • RC

        I owned a D300 for 5 years, and I never had to clean its sensor.

        • RamesesThe2nd

          Just because you have never cleaned your sensor doesn’t mean you don’t have dust in yours. Did you test it by shooting small aperture?

          • RC

            Oh, for sure there’s dust on it but it never affected my pictures. The “dust” or flakes in the D600 are much larger but it hasn’t been a problem since my first wet cleaning. So I think it’s safe to buy a D600 now. Just be prepared to return it if it isn’t dust but oil. I had to return my first D600 but my second one is problem-free. This $700 price drop hurts though =( I feel like I just lost $700. I just sold a bunch of lenses on eBay for nothing! LoL

        • Rich Murray

          Not only will your sensor pick up dust, it will also (like any piece of glass) get a film on it. For best transmission of light a sensor should be cleaned periodically, if you haven’t cleaned a sensor in 5 years you have lost the optimum that your sensor can do.

          • RC

            That may sound reasonable theoretically but I cleaned it, and I noticed no difference.

            • Rich Murray

              Not theoretical at all. I have seen and cleaned film or airborne coating if you’d prefer. Did you ever get a similar film on the back glass of a lens? If it can accumulate there it certainly will eventually get to your sensor.

            • RC

              I understand how a film can be deposited onto a surface (such as the inside of your vehicle’s windshield) but I’m saying that in this case, it is theoretical because I doubt anyone has inspected the surface of a sensor to determine what degree the image is affected by such a film.

            • Rich Murray

              Just about a month or so ago I cleaned said film off the sensor of a Kodak DCS/14n.Nuff said?

            • RC

              Did it make a difference? A noticeable one?

            • Rich Murray

              Considering that the film was visible to the eye, I’d say so.

            • RC

              But did you notice any difference in your pictures?

    • whmitty

      Set your mind at ease. This is a GREAT deal. I purchased my D600 body right out of the gate at full pop in October, then just for drill I sent it to Nikon service for a mirror box cleaning to fix the relatively minor sensor dust problem and haven’t looked back. An opportunity like this due to a minor quality assurance failure doesn’t come often. Go for it while you can.

      • Not Surprised

        According to reports, the extra/new oil stops spattering after about 3,000 pictures. That’s 500 pictures per day for 6 days — you can easily do that (*click click click*). Clean your sensor (which is necessary anyway, over time), and see if its still happening. If yes, send it back. If no, keep it.

        • whmitty

          Yup. After only one cleaning following un-boxing I only noticed very minor additional sensor contamination. That is why I decided to send it to Nikon for a thorough examination. They reported having cleaned the “mirror box” which I have seen reported as the primary source of the contaminants although some claim it’s the shutter. In any case it appears to be doing fine so far. Of course only time will tell. I bit the bullet and learned to wet clean when necessary to save some clams.

    • whmitty

      I bought the D600 body at full price in October and recently sent it to Nikon service for a mirror box cleaning which fixed the problem. I’m pretty certain Nikon is trying to sweeten the deal because of this relatively minor quality assurance problem. Go for it. Such opportunities don’t come often.

    • http://kyleclements.com/ Kyle Clements

      Dust happens, especially on a full frame. Cleaning it is trivial. Just pick up a decent blower.

      The oil spatter does seem to slow down significantly over time with use, but professional cleaning at a Nikon service centre is free, since oil spatter is a defect, not carelessness on your part, so it’s covered under the warranty.

      I’ve heard that Nikon quietly cleans out the excess oil when you take it in for service fixing the problem once and for all, but I wont be able to test this claim for myself for a few more days.

      • RC

        I would rather return my camera than have to deal with Nikon’s service center, which is exactly what I did and recommend.

    • TimBobCom

      My first NIkon DSLR (a D50) had dust on the sensor when I opened the box. It happens, and luckily DSLRs are easy to clean since you don’t have to disassemble to get to the sensor like I did with my girlfriend’s Panasonic Lumix point and shoot.

      • Rich Murray

        Back in the days of film we changed the “sensor” with each photo we took so dust never accumulated. However, periodically an otherwise good print would have a problem caused by dust or dirt. Dirt happens

  • Charlie M

    We won’t. We’ll have to trust Nikon fixed the issues in house. The only way of knowing is to just bite the bullett and buy one.

    • brx

      Guys,

      Why don’t you read review of these lenses added to D600?
      Then you would understand why Nikon gives them for almost free.

  • AlphaTed

    Crap. Now, they have more time to tease me.
    No, I will not bite. I should wait for the D400. :)

    • JC

      Now they turn a special deal into no big deal. I tell you they have achieved two things: de-valued the D600, and flood the ebay with the kit lens.

  • btdown

    Not biting…biding my time till D710 comes out…whenever that is…

    • Not Surprised

      Three years from now. Happy waiting! ;-)

  • jsilva200022

    I think this is the correct price for the D600. I hope they make it permanent.

    • Not Surprised

      Nope. It won’t be at this point — anyone wanting to buy should do it now. There will be another discount. But this one’s pretty good.

  • boba

    Nikon, why only for U.S.A.?
    No human right any more?

    • Fly Moon

      This should be in Canada as well! Why should Canadian Nikon users pay more?

      • Neopulse

        Blame the politicians for those prices imo.

        • RxGus

          Nothing like taxes to bump the price outside of america/japan

      • Eveall

        I agree. I was all ready to buy the d800 with the price drop. There’s no way that I would pay more than I would if I was living south of the border. If Nikon really wants to boost this quarter’s sales, they should extend the deal to Canada.

        • Neopulse

          How close do you live to the border? I have a friend that lives quite close and buys stuff like consoles and electronics and then drives back up. Is it a pain to cross with stuff or no?

      • ccwestcliff

        Saw in another forum that Canada should get this deal on the 20th. No source given, so take with a pinch of salt!

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          I think 20th is too late for the holiday shopping, I don’t think it will happen.

          • Henry

            I’ve also been hearing a number of places that this deal will come to Canada on Dec 20th. I expect it will just be for in-store shopping as it will be too late for getting the camera shipped in time for Christmas.

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          The major US stores will still not ship Nikon equipment to Canada?

          • Henry

            Adorama will according to photoprice.ca http://www.photoprice.ca/article/adorama-cheap-ground-shipping-tax-duty
            I’ve heard that B&H will by phone but that when you try on their website it says they won’t. Just what I heard on another forum from someone trying to get this deal from B&H.

            • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

              I far as I know, the ban comes from Nikon, not from the stores .

          • ccwestcliff

            Even if they do, you would have to pay the customs and brokerage fee and that would certainly break the good deal. In case of B&H online it didn’t work for the D600 kit in my case.

          • Fly Moon

            Unfortunately yes. B&H and Amazon still don’t but I am not sure why Adorama do!!

  • TrP

    Has anyone’s order shipped yet from Adorama?

    • Global

      Patience. It’ll ship on Monday, if you made it and the item is in stock. I’ve purchased from them a lot.

    • CDP

      No. I got a message saying it was on backorder. I’m wondering if it’s worth cancelling now and going with B&H. (I missed the original B&H special on the weekend!)

    • Fly Moon

      I had to cancel!! They said the kit is backordered because of three of those added items! I called and the guy said I had to wait until January. I asked if i can just drop those items and he said. NO. That’s stupid and it doesn’t make sense. I had to cancel. What the f$@#& Adorama!

      • RxGus

        Really? Mine said items were backordered but that the camera would ship. The goodies have a “value” that will bill my card when they ship. If they happen to cancel the order on the goodies, I’ll save $100 in things I didn’t really need anyways. It’s a win-win.

        • Fly Moon

          The guy said They will only ship together. I think it’s because i am in Canada!

    • RxGus

      Mine shipped today. There are 3 “goodies” that are back ordered, but the camera and extra lens I ordered will be in Ohio on Wed. I’ll get the goodies when I get the goodies…

    • TrP

      I had to email customer service b/c my order still said “pending.” Response, “your order has been cancelled per your request.” I didn’t want to cancel, I was trying to see what was going on, lol.

    • TimBobCom

      Mine says it partially shipped (everything except the extra charger) but the email and their web site do not list a tracking number, and I usually get UPS next day air packages before noon (2:30 right now.)

    • TimBobCom

      Mine just showed up, but I still have no response from my email to their service department… At least I have my D600.

  • ChuckE.

    That’s an awful lot of money to spend on what I consider to be a defective product. Nikon will have to admit and correct this oil on the sensor problem and also lower the price even further before I would begin to consider purchasing this camera.

    • RC

      I got a good one on my 2nd try.

    • zeum

      LOL. My god that is so dramatic. Dont be such a victim. I’ll be out enjoying my awesome new d600 while your home posting all the reason you don’t want one. I have a perfect specimen. Love it!

  • MyrddinWilt

    Dropping the price on the D600 is going to put pressure on what they can charge for the D400. So its not likely that we will see a price drop on the body only just yet.

    Taking out the price of the lens, the D600 body is going for about $1500 which is a pretty good price for a full frame sensor. That would suggest that the D400 is going to settle in the $1200 region. Which would argue for one body to replace the D7000 and D300s. The D7000 will still stick around awhile though. The D90 still outsells the best selling non Canon/Nikon DSLR on Amazon.

    I am thinking the D800 is the one I will eventually go for. Only I am just in the middle of buying something else thats going to blow a huge hole in my toys budget for a long time.

    • Deep_Lurker

      This assumes that the D400 will have to have a price point below that of the D600. I don’t agree with that assumption. As long as the D400 is about the same price as the D300s it replaces, it doesn’t matter whether it costs less than, more than, or exactly the same as the D600.

      Neither camera would be an “upgrade” or an “upsell” to the other, any more than the Nikon V2 is an upgrade to the D3200 or vice versa. They would be two different cameras aimed at two different markets. (Although I’m sure Nikon wouldn’t mind if people ended up buying one of each.)

  • http://twitter.com/kashapero Ken Akiva Shapero

    A very temping deal on the D600.

  • Rhonbo

    If Nikon can include a free kit lens with the D600 + a rebate on the body why can’t Nikon also give us the kit lens with the D800? I just can’t get excited about the D600 for some reason. A D400 would have been nice but I give up waiting for that one.

    • preston

      There is no kit lens for the D800. Look up D800 on B&H and you’ll see that no kits are available.

  • tiger

    Any word for such a miracle in Canada ?

    • ccwestcliff

      I read in another forum that a similar deal is supposed to come out in Canada on the 20th. No source was given, so take it with a pinch of salt.

      • AC

        Aden Camera in Toronto has the D800/800E on sale — same price as the US. Not sure about bundles or the D600.

        • ccwestcliff

          Yep, Downtown Camera had the D800 for roughly 2800 for a couple of weeks now (talked to them about 10 days ago), as well as the D600 for 1786 (or something) as In Store Special.

  • RC

    Man! I bought a D600 body when it first came out, returned it because of an oil problem, bought another one on October 29, and now the price drops $700!!!! Man oh man oh man. My current D600 has no oil problems at all and “dust” is minimal. I don’t know if $700 would convince me to return my camera even if I could, to take a risk on yet another D600 that might have oil problems. Maybe I should just enjoy my camera and feel bad for Nikon. But part of me is like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nm

      me too :(. I brought the lens and body and returned the body only. So for me a 500 dollar loss on the lens:(((. Started hating Nikon pricing policies, won’t buy a camera anymore in its first 6 months.

    • whmitty

      I’m in the same boat but the images that come out of this thing are nothing short of stunning and for that reason it has all been worth the trouble for me. However I can certainly understand the wide discontent because of Nikon’s continued QA problems and hopefully all the bad mouthing will get their attention. Unfortunately their fan base, which includes me, is pretty large and forgiving as long as the devices ultimately perform which mine has.

      All that said, in my experience Canon’s service is orders of magnitude better than what Nikon offers and THAT could eventually bite Nikon in the back-side if they don’t get their QA squared away.

  • preston

    I hate the practice of clearly stating that the offer is good until a certain time, and then when that time hits they extend it. That’s bullcrap. Trying to force people to make an impulse buy. I am now less likely to buy from B&H and Amazon in the future (Adorama didn’t clearly state that the offer was only good until Dec. 15th like the other two did).

  • AC

    For Canadian’s wanting to get in on the holiday price drop, go to Aden Camera. http://www.adencamera.com/product-overviewer.asp?ProdID=4231&Category=6

  • Denis Heinrich

    What is wrong with you, Canada?
    We need such a great deal too!!!

  • Ben

    What a deal, 2 grand and a dirty sensor thrown in for free!

  • Denis Heinrich

    Aden’s deal is not even close to that great deal in US, where you’re getting camera with lens with bunch of additional stuff for just $2000.
    Hope it will come to Canada. waiting for 20th

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vlad-Temnov/590994139 Vlad Temnov

    WOW, I hate them :((((. I couldn’t contain myself and bought one :( How can one pass by on a such a SWEET deal!

    • TimBobCom

      Glad to hear I am not the only weak one around here…

  • preston

    The practice of lying to the customer about how long a sale is for really gets on my nerves. Both B&H and Amazon clearly stated in plain language “offer ends Dec. 15th, 2012″ and then as soon as that passes they extended it till the end of the year. This is predatory marketing because they are trying to get people to impulse buy it. They want people to think they will miss out on the deal if they don’t act immediately. I have had no reason to preference any of these “big 3″ in the past (and have purchased things a couple different times from each) but now I will be sure to preference Adorama since I didn’t see this predatory marketing from them.

  • BobF

    Does this imply that Nikon is getting rid of either the 24-85 (giving it away for free) or soon will be upgrading the D600 to a D601 or something?

  • Doug

    I sure hope they extend it into 2013, because I cannot buy until 2013 due to tax reasons.

  • Neopulse

    Got my bro a Nikon S800c for Xmas from Adorama today (I think B&H also has such a deal) including a free 2-Day shipping. So if anyone is interested in making an online purchase soon do it today in my opinion.

  • Smoq

    I wanted to grab this deal, but Adorama fooled me again (for the last time, though, I’m done with them). I ordered the camera with lens on December 15th, got a “back-ordered” status until yesterday and today my order got cancelled without any notice from the seller. The promo is over and I’m left with no camera! Did any of you had similiar experience?

    • http://www.adorama.com/ Helen Oster

      I was concerned to read this and would like to find out more – but cannot ID your order with your order number. Would you be able to email me directly: Helen@adorama.com and I’ll get onto it right away

      Helen Oster

      Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador

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