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Deal: Nikon D600 with a free Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone

Nikon-D600-amazon-leakNikon D600 deal with free mic

Adorama now offers a free Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone (priced at $129) when you purchase a Nikon D600 camera:

All offers include 2% in rewards and free shipping.

Update: B&H has the D800 with $200 off and a free Rode microphone. The price drop of the refurnished D600 and D800 also ends this weekend.

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  • Foolishcfo

    That’s an enticing incentive – not!

  • Ken

    I miss the $1999 d600+lens kit

    • Dan

      +1

      • Spy Black

        Considering how crappy the lens is, you didn’t really miss anything.

        • RxGus

          He did… about $450 bucks off of the d600 when he sold it

    • SB

      Yeah, that was a great deal. I got this mic plus a viewfinder (z-finder clone) in that package for free, too. Together with Epson printer deal, after selling ther rest of the bundle, with cashback, rebates and stuff, D600 ended up costing me about $1150. For this kind of money, I can live with dust and oil problem. Wait, my D600 doesn’t have dust or oil problem!

      • http://twitter.com/bcnaturetweets Dave Ingram

        Yet – give it time :)

        • SB

          4700 clicks. Should I wait longer? Not saying that there is no dust at all; I get some after lens changes, but a couple of puffs from Giotto take care of that.

  • Guest

    got D600 kiy got 1940$ in canada

    • Jaby

      sorry. I wanted to say that I got my D600 kit for 1940$ In Canada…

      • fred

        Thank heavens, I thought you were choking!

      • Garbor

        Where in Canada did you get it from?

  • Mister Bushido

    Does anyone buy this microphone anyway?

    • bjrichus

      They are obviously trying to dump over-stock as nobody wants them!

    • IndyReader

      While it is a good microphone, there is almost no advantage to having it mounted on the camera instead of using the internal mic on the D800.

      However you can with the right adapter, plug it into your iPhone to get the mic closer to the source of the sound you want to record.

    • IndyReader

      While it is a good microphone, there is almost no advantage to having it mounted on the camera instead of using the internal mic on the D800.

      However you can with the right adapter, plug it into your iPhone to get the mic closer to the source of the sound you want to record.

  • Fred Flintstone

    Speak clearly into the microphone: “Sensor dust, begone!”

  • Dave Ingram

    I’ve had a D600 for 2 months now – great camera but the dust/oil problem is a pain. Had about 20 spots to remove from each of the landscapes I took this weekend. I’d really suggest that anyone thinking about buying this camera wait a bit longer to see if they can get the QC figured out. Will be sending it in for servicing/cleaning soon.

    My previous camera was a D80 – 5+ years with minor occasional dust spots. Did a wet clean of the sensor after the warrantee expired and it’s doing well.

    Unless it’s a great deal I’d hold off. I got my D600 when they threw in the kit lens at no cost over Christmas.

    • rhlpetrus

      My case, I have decided to wait until Nikon is more forward about the issue. May update the D7000 to the D7100 meanwhile, not sure yet. This has been a serious disaster for Nikon, a camera that should be among the top-selling dslrs (like 6D has done), it’s not selling well at all after the dust/oil issue surfaced. Nikon need to do more than that light advisory.

  • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

    Oh boy I can’t believe that no one has said this yet . . . . allow me . . .

    I don’t care two pins for this microphone if it doesn’t come with a D400. WHERES MY D400???

    • nawab

      your persistence may as well pay off. Nikon marked the d7100 as their flagship DX, and now are rethinking of turning out a real flagship aka D400(?). Might listen to you all

      • loki989

        Yeah, but the important question- will the D400 support using the microphone as a lens cleaner?!? WILL IT?

        • twoomy

          LOL! +1000 for making me shoot coffee out of my nose.

      • Marv

        He’s joking doofus.

      • Fraucha

        The Musashi was once the flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet but the lead ship was the famous Yamoto the flagship of Admiral Yamamoto … so the Japanesse have a history of multiple “flagships”. Not that this has anything to do with cameras or Nikon….

    • twoomy

      I will never buy another Nikon camera again until they release the D400!!! The D800 is too much!!! The D3200 and D5200 are what kids use; you can’t get good images out of them!!! And the D600 is too little AND too much!!! And the D7100 is just right but since it doesn’t say D400, it’s not and it makes me angry!!! I’ll only buy the D7100 if somebody sells a sticker that says D400 that I can put over the D7100 logo. That might be feel better. Shame, Nikon, shame!!!

      • Reese

        I really hope you are not serious. If you can’t get a good picture out of a d3200 or a d5200 then you sure won’t get any good pictures with a D400 let alone a D800 or D4…

    • twoomy

      I will never buy another Nikon camera again until they release the D400!!! The D800 is too much!!! The D3200 and D5200 are what kids use; you can’t get good images out of them!!! And the D600 is too little AND too much!!! And the D7100 is just right but since it doesn’t say D400, it’s not and it makes me angry!!! I’ll only buy the D7100 if somebody sells a sticker that says D400 that I can put over the D7100 logo. That might be feel better. Shame, Nikon, shame!!!

      • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

        Please, D7100 is NOT D400, the buffer is crippled. All nikon would have had to do to make D400 obselete is to up the buffer to 40 raw shots, and increase the framerate with the grip to 8fps. As it is, the D7100 is crippled for raw sports / action shooting.

        • calibrator

          You(!) say that 8 fps are enough, others demand 10 or more.
          Next year somebody claims 12 fps are a must for his work and 2016 it’s 60 fps we are talking about…
          Where to stop? And who is right?
          What wishes should Nikon or any other manufacturer fulfill?
          Sometimes I get the impression that some guys should get themselves expensive camcorders and be done with it…

          • neversink

            +1000 —- Well said Calibrator

      • Reese

        I really hope you are not serious. If you can’t get a good picture out of a d3200 or a d5200 then you sure won’t get any good pictures with a D400 let alone a D800 or D4…

        • twoomy

          Yes, Reese; I am being sarcastic. I am mocking everybody who is pissing on the existing DX cameras and screaming for the never-going-to-exist D400. Whah… I can’t shoot sports because the body doesn’t have enough metal in it and I don’t get 17fps and 2,500 continuous shots.

          • neversink

            I used to shoot riots and sports with Nikon F and F2 and F3 with motor drives and the fastest I could go was about 5fps and I rarely shot that fast. Sometime I would leave the damn motor drives home.They were just too, too heavy. Funny, I always got the pic. Never needed 10fps (though I now have it on the D4. I never even needed the 5fps as I had to think about each shot and also change film. But then again, I carried three Nikons and one Leica around with me. No wonder I have back problems now!!!!

  • twoomy

    AWESOME! The wind guard on the microphone doubles as a sensor cleaner. Just set mirror lock-up and jam it into the sensor to clean up all that oily goodness. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

  • sunkenbranch

    I have that Nikon mic, pretty disappointed in its lack of sufficient camera/lens noise attenuation. May be good for close interviews with someone. A mic that I LOVE is the Rode Stereo videomic Pro. With a wind muff on, bliss outside.
    You can almost hear that D400 coming.

    • Larry Gray

      +1000 on the Rode mic! I picked up the Videomic Pro (non-stereo) when Rode was running a special for both the stereo and mono versions and throwing in a free copy of PluralEyes software. As a non-upgrade, it was like getting the mic or the software for free. Plus it was a special that combined two products that go in tandem with each other and you actually use. For those that don’t know about PluralEyes, it automatically syncs (vs manually syncing in post) so you can take far cleaner audio into a recorder nearer the the subject than mounting on camera and picking up camera noise. Essentially, record to bothe the camera with the camera mic, and an H4 or other recorde with the Rode mic and let PluralEyes mathch up all the audio patterns.
      Unfortunately, that special is not currently offered.

  • One More Thought

    It’s really sad that Nikon has the oil/dust QC issue with the D600. Now when people think of the D600, such as by reading a post such as this one on a free microphone, they think of the oil/dust on sensor problem.

    Nikon has really shot themselves in the foot on this one. I can only hope that they have learned and will make sure the D7100 and future models will ship clean without any major problems. Nikon, get the D7100 right from the start; you have a lot riding on it.

  • One More Thought

    It’s really sad that Nikon has the oil/dust QC issue with the D600. Now when people think of the D600, such as by reading a post such as this one on a free microphone, they think of the oil/dust on sensor problem.

    Nikon has really shot themselves in the foot on this one. I can only hope that they have learned and will make sure the D7100 and future models will ship clean without any major problems. Nikon, get the D7100 right from the start; you have a lot riding on it.

    • neversink

      Any legal eagles here? What is the legal ramifications of selling a product in the USA that obviously has shortcomings and failings. Certainly there are consumer laws that apply to Nikon’s inability to deal properly with the issue. There are consumer rights laws in many states. Some are very strong.

      • JorPet

        Caveat emptor

        • neversink

          Not so sure that is true… You can’t really misrepresent what you sell. You are selling me a camera and it is supposed to take images without oil spots all over the sensor. I didn’t pay for oil leaks. I wasn’t even informed to expect oil leaks. I never bought a D600, so I don’t have the problem, but there are enough people out there. I imagine Nikon is legally required to fix it or replace it with one that doesn’t have these problems…..
          Aren’t problems like this what state Attorney General’s offices are for? And if Nikon can’t fix or replace it, then they need to give the buyer a full refund. I know I would be having a bit of a fit if I had these problems. I can’t make a living with oil spots on my sensor, can you? Why should Nikon profit from their mistakes?

          • Eric Calabos

            Oh calm down man .. we are talking about Nikon here, not Toyota.. you gonna bankrupt them :-)
            What you want in the market? Canon with better Nikon? Or Canon with non existed Nikon?

            • Tags

              1,000 layers will never be as effective as our wallets. With that said though, companies have been sued in the past for selling a defective product!

            • neversink

              Eric, I’m not upset at all. I don’t even own a D600 and my D800 is perfectly clean with no left focus mumbo jumbo. However, Nikon needs to take quick responsibility for the poor QC and production runs of some of its products. Hiding and claiming ignorance is not face saving but rather ruins the reputation of the company. Of course I don’t want Nikon to go bankrupt, but at the same time they need to offer fair compensation to their customers and fix the problem. Otherwise they will run themselves out of business.

  • Douglas Pavani

    does the mic come in green to match my pictures?

  • Eric Calabos

    Oh dear Nikon.. you better not offer such deals for D600
    Cause people realize you have serious problem with selling them.apologize, and make sure this wont happen again
    Free Mic cant solve anything

  • Eric Calabos

    Oh dear Nikon.. you better not offer such deals for D600
    Cause people realize you have serious problem with selling them.apologize, and make sure this wont happen again
    Free Mic cant solve anything

  • primary focus

    what I like about nikon’s audio including this microphone for extra $$$ is that I can tell how much focus adjustments I make. Where else could one pay $129 that allows you to understand your focusing needs.

    but I degress back to oil spot talk

  • primary focus

    what I like about nikon’s audio including this microphone for extra $$$ is that I can tell how much focus adjustments I make. Where else could one pay $129 that allows you to understand your focusing needs.

    but I degress back to oil spot talk

  • btdown

    I’m not buying this half assed dirty butt camera no matter how much crap they throw in. Could I please have my D710 now?

  • Tonymcgill

    The refurbished d600 camera 1599$ at bhphotovideo.

  • CJ

    now they selling consumer electronics.

  • Rhonbo

    Thom Hogan calculated that Nikon lost 11 million in the US alone from lost D800 sales due to the focus issues. Add the D600 and that amounts to a lot of money.

  • http://twitter.com/bcnaturetweets Dave Ingram

    Interested in what comes with the “refurnished D600 and D800″ – do you get a couch, love seat, leather chair? … Might be worth buying if you get a complete living room set thrown in, as long as there are no oil spots on the cushions.

    • Fraucha

      With the D800 Left Eye shooters will rest easy and for the D600 you will have to buy your own Brylcream.

  • Bob

    WoW, got the d800 with the microphone and a free refurnish bedroom set! Great deal: I get the camera, wife gets her wish after 15 years.

  • Douglas Pavani

    i dont want that even if it came with a free j1, nikon is loosing market and will keep loosing if they dont wake up, i sold my D800(lucklly for a profit) only 1 month later after the green tint problem and the failed focusing system, had a opportunity to buy a D600 for £1000 last week but didn’t because of all the Oil Dust tingy, now im having to wait until i see the full production D7100 models are released just to see if nothing is wrong.

  • Tags

    Nikon trying to dump their stock of dust buckets. I wonder, will this camera even last much more than a year since its reputation has been so marred?

  • GHJ

    When we can get an update on the 35 f2? is suggested to buy 35f2 now or wait? ty

  • rhlpetrus

    There are various posters at DPR that have had shutter replacement at Niko repair shops. The latest:

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50948709

    If this is the repair nedded, I think it’s time for a recall. Nikon need to restore their user’s confidence. I have postponed getting a D600 until this is resolved.

  • http://www.postlinearity.com gregorylent

    my d600 is so poorly made .. after just four months, the mode dial spins freely, pulling it out of the bag it’s rarely set were is was when putting in the bag, the sd cart slot door opens just picking up the camera, the manual/auto focus switch just gets bumped, it switches … sometimes it just freezes, as if it is buffering, for long minutes ..

    no dust though :-)

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