Those are Nikon instant rebates for February (expiring March 2, 2013):
same old discounts – very boring combinations….
I noticed that as well. I hope it was an early slip, rather than a simple mistake.
it’s the same old mistake from the previous discount, which was the same. Nikon are so boring with these discounts, not that they don’t change them, but obviously they don’t even bother to correct them.
false advertising anyone??
Who in their right mind would buy a D600 + 24-85 VR kit AND the 24-70/2.8?
A canonist guy. LOL
The D800 is a better choice.
Someone smart enough who can take advantage of the discount to resell either the 24-85 or the 24-70.
Thom Hogan predicted these continued Nikon discounts many months ago. Thom is a pretty smart guy.
Most of us are tired of your ridiculous $200 discounts, rather admit your faults and fix AT THE FACTORY all the latest defects! Don’t put this rotten carrot in front of the horse, he won’t bite it.
If you are serious about photography and will be photographing people for a living… and can’t carry/switch around or afford different primes, the 24-70 2.8 is the best tool for the job and for the money (as expensive as it may seem)
they should do a 24-70 2.8 plus d600 kit for 3k
That’d be a combined $1000+ rebate.
With the bundle during December… the d600 came down to about 1600 if you consider the value of the kit lens. Then you have lots of 200 dollar 24-70 rebates going around which arguably bring it down to 1600 also. combine them both and give a 3.2k at least (maybe 3k is too steep)
The 24-70 Tamron is a better investment. Although the Nikon is sharper wide open, the Tamron is not only cheaper, but has image stabilization that will allow you to shoot in conditions you’re just not going to be able to do with the Nikkor. Check out this review of the Nikon, Tamron, Canon, and Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 lenses side-by-side:
I respectfully disagree… the key about my recommendation is that the nikon version along with the canon equivalent is the closest that you are gonna get to a prime lens, that quality which is most desired for portraits and group pictures. Factors such as distortion and overall sharpness throughout the frame are critical when photographing people professionally. The Tamron is more versatile and it is even more suitable for video than the canon and nikon equivalent, but it’s far from prime lens quality.You can get a much cheaper VR lens with that of the Tamron image quality (maybe not a 2.8), and for 100 dollars more of the tamron price, you can get a used nikon 2.8 as I did (a used canon is even cheaper). Again, if you shoot mostly video and birds… maybe you should look into the Tamron. If you photograph mostly people or event photography, I will always recommend the nikon or the canon.
What about a D600 + 24-120/4 combo! That would be more appropriate to the camera than the 24-70/2.8.
+1. The standard kit for the Canon 6D includes the 24-105mm L series and costs about the same as the D600 24-85 bundles. What with Nikon’s broken add-on WiFi, Canon looks quite tempting.
Have you tried transferring RAW files with WiFi?
The 6D doesn’t have a 100% viewfinder
It has a single cross point AF point
11 AF points total
No flash (comes in handy to use as commander)
single SD card slot
Why in the world would I want GPS and WiFi before wanting better AF, dual slots for backups, 100% viewfinder etc. Yes the kit lens is better, but Canon doesn’t have anything else to offer with their kit.
He is talking about the kits lens. And you forgot to mention that the 6D has better high ISO than the D600. It is all about personal choice.
Source? All comparisons I’ve seen comparing D600 to 6D high ISO were in JPG (done before RAW codecs were out). The only comparison between raws I saw, there was almost no difference up to ISO25600.
there is no nikon 24-70 2.8 VR
Well it looks like Nikon filled the warehouses with D600s which people are not buying. Why else would they offer so many discounts so soon after its release. The other reason of course is because they want people to switch over to FF. What’s the latest on the oil that’s (not) coming off the shutter mechanism?
I miss the $300 off 14-24, $300 off 24-70 and $400 off 70-200 discount back in 2010.
at this point, nikon is just desperate to get rid of its inventory. d600 poor quality build or not, i think there are still people out there that would still think that this is a good deal. unfortunately.