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The new Nikon instant rebates are now live: 18 different lenses are now up to $350 off

New-Nikon-lens-rebates

The new Nikon instant lens rebates for the US are now live at Amazon and Adorama and B&H. Those are direct savings (you don't have to buy a DSLR body in order to qualify) that will expire on March 2nd, 2013. An additional 2% in rewards and free shipping is also available on almost all lenses:

$350 off:

$300 off:

$250 off:

$200 off:

$250 off:

$100 off:

$20 off:

Update: the new lens rebates are now also live on Cameta Camera, Samy's, OneCall and Best Buy.

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  • Tony Bologna

    Bummer I was hoping the 14-24mm would be on there.

    • RamesesThe2nd

      Wondering why they don’t have any UWA lenses in this discount. Not even 16-35mm f/4.

      • Zachery Jensen

        They don’t need to discount that lens, it’s hardly even available anywhere. Just go looking. I bought one today, had to trawl nearly every reputable dealer online before finally finding one last one in stock for the MSRP.

      • Merv S

        Those UWA lenses for for FX and DX likely are moving well

        • MyrddinWilt

          Not much point in moving to FX unless you want to get a good wide angle. Its the wide angle lenses that are compromised for DX.

          The price for the 24-70 was actually lower than the 14-24 even before this deal. Which is something of a surprise. It has usually been the other way round as the 14-24 is actually an older design.

          Of course the 14-24 is also likely a very expensive lens to make and difficult to reduce the cost on due to that enormous front element.

    • http://kyleclements.com/ Kyle Clements

      They don’t have to put that lens on sale, it’s quality speaks for itself.

      • Tony Bologna

        I have no complaint against the quality of the lens. I own or would own almost every lens on the rebate list. I’m simply disappointed the 14-24mm (or as RamesesTher2nd pointed out none of the UWAs) made the list. If i were thinking about upgrading from my DX body UWA would be the only lens I need as all others are FX and since Nikon seems to think FX is sufficient i would have hoped they’d noticed.

  • RamesesThe2nd

    Glad that prime lenses are now finally included in Nikon discounts. Unfortunately, 105mm macro and fisheye lenses are not included in this discount.

    • upuaut

      I also was hoping for a fisheye discount.

    • upuaut

      I also was hoping for a fisheye discount.

    • BT

      I was hoping to see rebates for micros too.

  • Jvai

    B&H doesnt seem to have updated their prices yet.

    • Zachery Jensen

      They’re rolling out slowly.

    • Little Timmy

      They got several up now

  • Paul

    Great job admin on calling this. This is why Nikon Rumors is so great.

  • Pat

    I’m glad the 80-400 is on the list. I hope Nikon’s trying to get rid of the very last batch of stock they have to clear way for the new one.

    Bummer about the 14-24 tho!

    • AM

      The discount at BH is almost $500 on the 80-400mm.

      • David

        ??? It says $350. Where do you get $500 from???

    • Super Cosmo

      the 300 f4 afs is back ordered at BH, only 1 at Amazon, Adorama still has them listed…. cmon 300f4 vr afs… 2nd place 80-400 vr afs

  • Michael_Foley

    Well, my wallet was starting to see the glimmers of cash for a moment.

  • Anthony

    Is there any news on if these rebates will come to Canada as well?

  • ren

    I just bought a 24-70 from amazon 3 weeks ago, time to call in and have them refund the difference. Though the prices still has not been updated as of 11PM PST.

    • Pablo Ricasso

      LOL…good luck with that.

      • Zachery Jensen

        He could just return it and buy it again. I actually chatted with Amazon and they said once the discount shows from them (not a third party) on the site, I can get a refund for the difference on the 85/1.8G I bought a few days ago.

        So he may not need luck.

      • BenHDisqus

        Amazon is actually really good about that sort of thing.

      • ren

        If not i’ll just return mine and rebuy, no big deal.

      • ren

        Amazon was able to refund back the price difference. As Zachery has said, no luck needed.

        • Pablo Ricasso

          Not on the same lens, not after 3 weeks. The only way you could get a ‘refund’ was to return the lens and buy again at the discount.

          • ren

            They’ve refunded me 202USD without having to return the lens. I’ve received the lens on the 24th of January. It happened just an hour ago.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6716839 Robert Lee

              i wasnt able to get a refund… my 85 1.8G arrived onthe 5th and the live chat person stated they only offer price refunds up to 7 days… maybe you guys are all just smooth talkers

            • Pablo Ricasso

              Mee to. That’s why I said what I said above. And mine was 9 days old. So it appers different strokes for different folks over there, or some just got lucky.

          • ren

            They’ve refunded me 202USD without having to return the lens. I’ve received the lens on the 24th of January. It happened just an hour ago.

    • Pablo Ricasso

      LOL…good luck with that.

    • Micah Goldstein

      Yeah, stick to your guns and you should be good. They’d rather not have the hassle of a return. Although some smaller places may have logistical difficulties, Amazon is usually accommodating.

  • Bill

    Nikon 24-120/4 VR might be the best deal. $300 of $1,300 for a relatively newer model.

    • Zachery Jensen

      Would agree if it wasn’t such a lemon of a lens.

      • Micah Goldstein

        I agree, except it’s still an improvement over the 24-120/3.5-5.6VR!

        • Zachery Jensen

          True, you could definitely do worse. I’m probably a little harder on it than some due to shooting a D800. I guess if you shot lower res or just never reproduced very large images you might not care about its shortcomings.

          • Ronnie Perlman

            You silly boy, you never actually used this lens I’m a D800, did you?

            • jamo sorenssen

              He must be one of those armchair photogs who makes his conclusions from reviews he comes across the web instead going out and actually shooting.

            • Micah Goldstein

              …and you must be one of those fools who say shit like “why does this look so soft? My ‘blad looks great stopped down to f22, what’s wrong with this lens?” when shooting a 7D, aren’t you?

            • Jamo Sorenssen

              …and you may be one of those forum clowns who feels obliged to act as a lawyer to other uneducated comentators. You’re doing well so far, keep it going.

            • JakeB

              Every forum has one, it used to be someone going under handle genotypewriter, now it’s this guy. Whatever the topic they have to Express their own view on it, however relevant and correct that may or may not be.

            • Micah Goldstein

              “…act as a lawyer…”

              What on earth are you trying to say?

            • Jamo Sorenssen

              I think you got what I meant, it’s not rocket science. Or have I misjudged your comprehension abilities? Sorry if I have.

            • Micah Goldstein

              No, you just overestimate the coherency of your attempts at communicating.

      • zoran radisich

        Lemon ? Actually far from it. So much so that many of us who used to swear by our 24-70 f/2.8 ended up selling it and keeping the 24-120 f/4.

        • http://twitter.com/DomDP Dominick Delli Paoli

          I actually has 2 bad copies of the 24-120 on my D800. I ended up just giving up and keeping the 24-70. However I may give the 28-300 a go around. Im not as much a glass snob as I used to be…..

          • http://davidhdennis.com/ David H Dennis

            I have the 24-70 and 28-300. The IQ of the 28-300 is very good. However, it looks and feels cheap. Manual focus is sloppy and thus very difficult, but you can move focus points around the camera to get comparable performance.

            So I would not trade it for the 24-70. However, it’s gotten me some great pictures, specially since the close focus performance is excellent – far better then the pro zooms. Check out these 28-300 Butterfly World shots – I don’t think I could have done better wth a dedicated macro lens:

            https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4334128144940.2161658.1039394005&type=3

            D

        • Shmaw Shank

          LOL! Selling a 24-70 2.8 for a 24-120? Lol. Immediate loss of any credibility. Wow. Ridiculous. Not even close.

          • JakeB

            Which credibility are you talking about, boy?
            Get over yourself.

          • zoran radisich

            Clown

          • mistral

            I think you are rediculous. Do a research, check what others are saying that used to own both. Then jump into conclusion, dodo.

      • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

        I’m not sure I’d call it a lemon. But disapponting. Somewhere between the 24-70/2.8 and 28-300. Closer to the latter.
        And yes, I shot all three extensively.
        The 28-300 is a super deal at that price.

        • Bill

          I don’t expect a 5x zoom to be as good as my 24-70. Just want to see if it’s good enough on a D800E. If it is, it’ll be useful as a walk-around. If it’s not, it’s a cheap “rental” when sold after the prices go back up.

      • Stefan R.

        One word – shush.

        For those other fellow photogs still sitting on the fence re 24-120 f/4…

        Doug Beasley (a colection of photos almost exclusively shot with 24-120 f/4):
        http://www.dbpics.biz/Photography/D800-Test-Shots-San-Francisco/22165123_XwWgvG/1784473736_37LqxNq#!i=1784473736&k=37LqxNq

        Nils Jorgensen (one of the leading street photographers these days, shoot ONLY with 24-120 f/4 permanently attached to his D700):
        http://nilsjorgensen.com/

        Nasim is rarely ever wrong in his reviews, his view on 24-120 f/4:
        http://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-24-120mm-f4g-vr

        • Shasta_Doug

          Thanks for the linking to my web site. I still love the 24-120. It’s my goto for one lens travel and outdoor hiking.

      • Mr_Miyagi

        A lemon….which of course explains why Thom Hogan now recommends it to D800/E owners over the 24-70mm even. Now I know a while back TH wasn’t exactly in love with the 24-120mm f/4, but he’ clearly changed his mind. I picked one up a year ago when I got my D800, and I’ve been very happy with it ever since. Ignoring the strong vignetting, which is easily fixed in PP, my copy gives very sharp results with lush colors.

        • Drazen B

          Not to mention Ming Thein who also uses 24-120 f/4 as his go-to general use lens now.

          No 5x zoomer is ideal, far from it, but this one is really special, the clarity and sharpness edge to edge and center is something that needs to be experienced to be believed.

    • andrew

      Sure is. Have been saving for some time for it, yuppie!

      • Logan Simich

        Ordered! Amazon has 5 still left in stock.

        Tried this lens 2 weeks ago, borrowed it from my mate who has it on his D800 by default. Was really nicely surprised, sharp corner to corner, the extended reach, VR past 80mm handheld, not so heavy, a real score in my book!

        The only little downside I found was its width/chunkiness, it was slightly larger than I expected.

  • Fred Flintsone

    Fantastic! And what do Nikon Australia offer us over here? That’s right folks, a massive $0 off products that are already marked up by 50-100% Brilliant!

    • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

      Buy from the states. I am also an Aussie, and it is nearly always cheaper even when the states don’t have a sale on.

      • Fred Flintstone

        Hmm nice idea but try adding one of these lenses to your cart at B&H, when you select Australia as your shipping address you get a message that says “Due to export regulations and/or manufacturers restrictions, we are unable to accept orders with a shipping address in AUSTRALIA”. The only way that works for us, as I’m sure you’re aware, is to buy from Hong Kong, but Nikon will wave the “grey import” boogey man at you and you’ll have to ship it back to Hong Kong for warranty issues

        • Fred Flintstone

          Hah! But it looks like Adorama does not have such qualms!

        • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

          They probably wave the “grey import” boogey man at you if you buy from the states

          • Fred Flintstone

            No doubt! We can have good prices, or local warranty, but not both it seems

          • omarmaged

            800 mm f2.8 ? ,, it might be announced in 2020 with a million dollar

        • Dean D

          Why don’t you try opening a local US address with your Australian postal service?

          I’m in New Zealand and out NZ Post has a service called YouShop where once you sign up with you get a US address assigned and all the shipments (most of them free) get delivered to that address first, then re-routed by NZ Post to the final destination i.e. my local NZ address.

          Not only that I can now purchase anything from Amazon, B&H or Adorama, the shipping to NZ via You Shop service is usually 50% less, and many times 2/3 less than the original shipping.

          Just a suggestion form a mate across the ditch…:-)

          • Fred Flintstone

            Yabba dabba doo! I might look into that, never heard of it

      • gets

        any purchase above $1000 gets tax 10% plus too troublesome when it comes to warranty

        • LesM

          Be careful, that $1000 figure for Australia has recently been reduced to $900. Just make sure you come in under that, or you can find yourself where you don’t wwant to be!

        • LesM

          Be careful, that $1000 figure for Australia has recently been reduced to $900. Just make sure you come in under that, or you can find yourself where you don’t wwant to be!

    • gets

      ya with the dollar on par or higher than the US. we paid like 50% ontop of the price the US pays and not discount ever

  • Little Timmy

    The 85 1.4g is $1399 on B&H!! Beating the competition.

  • BenHDisqus

    Jackpot! My wallet is looking scared!

    • Little Timmy

      There goes my tax money!

  • http://twitter.com/creativebushido Vincent Tran

    I recently bought the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens from JR.com prior to this instant-rebate sale, does anyone know if I could get a price match from them???

    • Micah Goldstein

      How recent? Generally if you are within the return period places will, so that you don’t threaten a return.

  • xebone

    always only in US, those rabates, that SUXX. Nothing in Europe :o(

  • lajaca

    Curious what Nikon’s long term strategy (ie, after this quarter) will be. What happens when the same market forces that drove a poor third quarter (leading to this fire sale) remain, once the rebate dries up? Certainly they’re counting on a new camera or two to pickup sales (dare I say new DX lenses??). The D7100 better blow a lot of socks off a lot of people (yet to be seen), or else the slump will remain. THEN what??

    • yah00nightmare

      I get a feeling that the Nikon D7000 replacement would only have a new sensor and will still have the old focusing tech

      • lajaca

        That would mean the end of high-end DX, unless a true 300s replacement also comes along, and soon (count me in the “doubtful” category).

      • Calibrator

        So it will be worse in features than a D5200 (with its swivelling display)? Only a slightly bigger & sturdier body?
        I strongly doubt that.

        • http://500px.com/yoan_mitov/ Yoan

          Bigger and better built body, larger VF, AF motor, top LCD, better flash compatibility, etc, etc… There’s quite a difference between the D5x00 and the D7000 line.

      • Calibrator

        So it will be worse in features than a D5200 (with its swivelling display)? Only a slightly bigger & sturdier body?
        I strongly doubt that.

  • Richard

    wow the 85mm1.4g for $1400, 28mm 1.8G for $600, 18-300mm for $700, 50mm 1.4 for $350 and 85mm 1.8G for $400 are really nice. Bummer no 14-24mm, 70-200 f/4, 16-35….. the 35mm is still too pricy, as well as the 80-400mm which is such an outdated lens. The 70-200 is so so, and 24-70 still too pricy

    • http://twitter.com/docwu2000 a wu

      None of my top wishes made the list! damn… want the 14-24 or 16-35, or 105 micro, or 70-200 f4. HOPE: Nikon starts another new rebate list with these ;)

  • Zachery Jensen

    I can confirm that Amazon will refund the difference on these instant rebate deals if you took delivery of the item within the last 7 days. If it’s longer, I don’t know if they’ll do it or if you’ll have to send it back and buy it again or some nonsense. I just got my $100 (actually more like $102) via online chat for the Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.8G. I took delivery of it on Feb 14.

    • ren

      I got mine on Jan 24th. Apparently the 7 day policy applies. Though because I’ve been a customer since 2006, they’ve decided to make a “one time exception” for me. Though looking around online there seems to be quite a bit of one time exceptions given by Amazon. I also told them it back focuses just to cover my bases for a return.

  • Anonymous Maximus

    The 24-85mm sample I tested had awful distortions & not-so-great corner performance, even within such a modest range. It’s not the fault of the sample, but the design. I expected something better from Nikon. Therefore I dismissed that option as a practical allrounder lens on my D800.

    Though they lack VR & newest coating, the 28-105mm or 28-200mm G are better options as far as size is a concern, as well rendering an acceptable IQ when stopped down.

    I currently work with primes due to size & quality reasons. 36mp needs a very demanding technique, starting from lens selection. Only few zooms can match primes, but they are big, heavy & expensive. Otoh, primes are shortcut to quality. The only price to pay is frequent lens changing.

    Btw, I’d like to see a new filter-taking 15mm f/2.8 prime instead of a rebadged 18-35mm. Huh…

    • gsum

      The D800 has driven me to old primes due to similar reasons. I also grabbed a 35-70 f2.8 – a bit weird mechanically but very very sharp.

  • Anonymous Maximus

    The 24-85mm sample I tested had awful distortions & not-so-great corner performance, even within such a modest range. It’s not the fault of the sample, but the design. I expected something better from Nikon. Therefore I dismissed that option as a practical allrounder lens on my D800.

    Though they lack VR & newest coating, the 28-105mm or 28-200mm G are better options as far as size is a concern, as well rendering an acceptable IQ when stopped down.

    I currently work with primes due to size & quality reasons. 36mp needs a very demanding technique, starting from lens selection. Only few zooms can match primes, but they are big, heavy & expensive. Otoh, primes are shortcut to quality. The only price to pay is frequent lens changing.

    Btw, I’d like to see a new filter-taking 15mm f/2.8 prime instead of a rebadged 18-35mm. Huh…

  • neversink

    Oh well — too late for anything I need or want. Wish they did this years ago… let’s see if all those folks on ebay will drop their prices to accomodate those looking for a used lens. I doubt it!!!!

  • Eric Calabos

    Only 4 of these 18 lenses are DX
    and you think DX will survive?

    • Merv S

      Most of the DX lenses (i.e. kit lenses, 35mm f/1.8) that people buy are not that expensive in the first place.

      • Calibrator

        Then give them smaller rebates! I mean there is $20 on the 50 F1.8 and that is quite an inexpensive lens, too, isn’t it?

      • Calibrator

        Then give them smaller rebates! I mean there is $20 on the 50 F1.8 and that is quite an inexpensive lens, too, isn’t it?

    • lajaca

      They’re all usable on a DX camera

      • Calibrator

        Useful but not always reasonable…

        • MyrddinWilt

          Sensor size does not have any real effect on design at the long end. A good telephoto for FX will be a great telephoto for DX. Pretty much any sane DX design is going to function at leas passably on FX. So there have been Nikon telephotos designed for the DX format but they all work fine on FX even if they are not necessarily optimal for FX. The old 70-200 being an example, it was perfect on a DX body but had strong vignetting on FX.

          That is why almost all DX lenses other than kit lenses are side angle. There are major design differences there and a DX wide can cost less than half what an FX wide would cost. The 35mm f/1.8 DX is much cheaper than a 35mm f/1.8 FX would be.

      • Calibrator

        Useful but not always reasonable…

    • DonD

      Why is it that a lot of DX users think they can only use DX lenses?

      • Eric Calabos

        they dont have 16 and 24 prime yet
        not even 70-200 equivalent
        50 is not truly portrate lens for them too

        Why is it that a lot of FX users think all DX users are Wild Bird Photographer?

    • DonD

      Why is it that a lot of DX users think they can only use DX lenses?

  • Marek

    What about Canada?

  • CJ

    Well, I am NOT buying anything, I was hoping a price break on 70-200 f/4.
    Maybe next year when they have a BIGGER fire sale.

  • CJ

    Well, I am NOT buying anything, I was hoping a price break on 70-200 f/4.
    Maybe next year when they have a BIGGER fire sale.

  • David G.

    No love for Canadian customers, as usual >.<

    • http://www.facebook.com/BigDaveP David Portass

      or UK, it’s all about the US

  • JeanC

    Yes admin, anything about rebates in Canada?

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      I have not heard anything about Canada.

  • Joseph

    HEADS UP
    The grey market 85mm 1.4G is ONLY $1399 at B&H! That’s less than they sell for used!!!

    I’m glad I already have the D lens because that is a STEAL!

    • entlassen

      Are you sure the 85mm 1.4G is grey market? The one linked at B&H for the article above? I do indeed see it as $1399 but I don’t see a label marking it as grey market. Please enlighten me, as this could affect my decision to purchase.

      • entlassen

        To clarify, I mean I see the label marked as “USA” and not “Imported”, which I think is what B&H uses to label a grey market item. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

        • mark

          the gray markets will say so and will be a seperate link from the usa versions

      • Joseph

        If you search the 85mm f/1.4G you’ll find two – one comes up as $1399, the other $1449. I remember seeing the “imported” under the listing but maybe they removed it? What else is the explanation?

        • entlassen

          Yeah, the $1399 is the USA version and the $14XX one is the Imported version. So the grey market version is actually more expensive!

  • trialcritic

    I got a 70-200 less than a month ago and they have given a $300 rebate now. Well, that is unfortunate for me.

  • Heliosphere

    I was really hoping the 14-24mm would be on the list:-(

    • Robert

      I got lucky with the 14-24mm — picked one up here in Canada for $1589, brand new! Pretty crazy given they’re going for $1996 in the States!

      Lemmie know if you want the name of the retailer — last time I checked they had one left in stock.

  • Aldo

    I wish I didn’t have my 24-70 just so that I could buy it again lol

  • Greg

    I was hoping to save a couple hundred on an 800mm… I just can’t justify paying full price.

  • Tom Malewicki

    Thank you Nikon, got my self a 28mm F1.8G for my D7000.

    • lajaca

      I just picked up a 24-70 for my D7000 – can’t pass this up.

  • Rudy

    Now if Nikon would only knock off 5k on the D4!

  • Mark

    Wish I had the money for the 24-120 :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel.gasperini.12 Angel Gasperini

    Got the 50 1.4 and the 85 1.8 and saved 200 bucks, fk yeah!!!

  • Neil

    Any discounts for the UK?

  • http://www.facebook.com/BigRedDogATL Clifford Martin

    I was hoping that the 105mm f/2.8 VR would have been on the list, but it is not. I need a Macro lens, so I got the 60mm f/2.8 that is discounted instead.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/57T3PX6S3OXBER3ZNBOOMGBUPI Tony

    If you buy them all you can save $3,170!!!!

  • Katrina

    What about the rest of the world?

    Oh, hang on. America needs all the help it can get these days financially. Good luck guys!

  • n11

    Come on, no deals for Canadians?S

  • http://www.facebook.com/hanseljr Hansel Junior

    no savings at all!!! B&H alwats have had the 24-70mm at $1,886.95, now it says regular price $2,086.95, savings -$200 whats going on here??????

    • http://www.facebook.com/hanseljr Hansel Junior

      they fixed it

  • http://www.facebook.com/teiresias Sean Laughter

    I’ve been meaning to get a 50mm 1.8G for my DX camera as a portrait lens so this is good timing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cngodles Clinton Godlesky

    +1 18-300 :)

  • Deepshade

    Great shame these savings are not available in the UK.

  • Joe Nikon

    On the 70-200 the price difference between the discounted price in the U.S. and the regular price in Calgary is $43.00

  • foodarchitecht

    nikon sucked me in – i caved and bought the 24-70mm f/2.8 from B&H.

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