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Nikon D800E instant savings to end in 2 days and will not be extended

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The current $300 instant savings on the Nikon D800E will expire on February 1st and will not be extended for next month based on the information I have received. In addition to the $300 rebate, B&H currently offers $159.80 in free accessories, 4% in reward and free shipping. If you are planning to buy this camera, now would be a good time.

The Nikon D800 instant rebate will remain unchanged in February.

The new February rebates will not include "lens only rebates" like they did last year (you will still have to buy a DSLR in order to qualify).

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  • saywhatuwill

    That’s okay. In my case I decided to wait for the D900 whenever that’s released. It’ll be updated with the latest Expeed, 4k video, and maybe that nice Carbon Fiber body.

    • Aldo

      and dispenses a sandwich after 1k shots

      • saywhatuwill

        So you don’t think a D900 is already being developed?

        • Aldo

          I’m sure the d800 replacement is in the works. I just don’t know what nikon will do. I would split the d800 into two cameras with two different sensors, kinda like what sony did. A slow one with high res sensor and a faster one with a lower res sensor. Video features should be the same.

          • JXVo

            With a faster processor several things become possible :
            - quicker frame rate
            - downsampling on the fly for lower resolution raw images
            I use my D800 for general everyday pics at work, fun with friends and then also when I am deliberately shooting for decent high-res pics. I always shoot in raw but don’t always need the full 36Mp. Would be wonderful to have a “Casual/Serious” switch somewhere on the back where my right thumb can reach it.

            • delayedflight

              To play devil’s advocate – The D800 isn’t really marketed to everyday folk rather it’s a professional body aimed at studio/landscape/architectural photographers who shoot in ‘Serious’ mode all the time.

              So by that logic the camera wouldn’t need a ‘Casual/Serious’ switch as it would be wasted on a professional user to whom it would be most likely sold to.

            • Truth

              Actually let’s call that switch “D700/D800″

            • JXVo

              Fair comment…but its the only camera I have and I dont want to buy/carry a second one just for the casual shots. Example, going on a weekend hike in the mountains with friends…..lots of candid fun pics for memories but at sunset or sunrise the tripod and wide angle lens come out and I get serious. It also makes a great wildlife camera….not just a studio tool. The way I use it the casual/serious switch makes sense but for others I will concede it may not.

            • delayedflight

              Here in lies the problem of having to design a camera for a specific market. As I said Nikon didn’t really intend to make the camera for the amateur market so they probably felt it was unneeded.

              I’ve been shooting with my own D800 for almost 2 years. It has been used much for almost everything from motorsports, sports (super rugby), travel and general happy snaps. I know very well that it is able to perform outside its limitations (surprisingly well too) but it doesn’t mean that the limitations aren’t still there (small buffer, low drive speed, and large files).

              Why not just shoot in jpeg if they’re just happy snaps then switch to raw when you need it (it’s just a dial twist away). Or use the compressed RAW it reduces files sizes down to about 45megs a pop rather than the normal 75 with basically no impact on performance.

            • JXVo

              I do use lossless compressed 14 bit raw. Jpeg?…..nah! Then I have to fuss with WB while shooting. I guess we cant have everything :-)

          • Johnny Dough

            That might even be a *gasp* D700 successor!

          • Jon Ingram

            Sure, that would work.

          • Neopulse

            Whatever the high MP successor will be, it would be nice to have something different viewfinder-wise. I really wanna see Nikon come up with a manual focusing prism setup made from them to be able to use manual focus lenses like the Zeiss ones more comfortably.

      • DragonTesticle

        D900 has a built in photo printer…so ya it can print sandwiches

      • DragonTesticle

        not too mention….bbq ribs, french fries and salad

      • peterortphoto

        Dont forget the heated and air conditioned grip for when you’re shooting in extreme weather…

      • Jon Ingram

        I’m hoping the D900 will be able to meet my clients for me and sell them my most expensive package

    • Truth

      That’s okay. In my case I decided to wait for the D900S whenever that’s
      released. It’ll be updated with the latest Expeed, 8k video, and maybe
      that nice Cellulose Nanocrystal body.

      • Jorge

        Actually I heard the D999X will be implanted into your eyeball

        • Truth

          Where do I sign up to be a guinea pig?!

      • Brian

        You can have the D900S. I’m actually waiting for the D810 with 46 MP. I need more detais and want my computer to explode when I up load photos to it. Nikon hurry up so you can take my money.

        • Truth

          There are digital medium formats that does 80MP. You’ll need the D900X with 200MP for any explosive actions!

    • Jon Ingram

      I will wait for the D900 or equivalent as well. I’m not in a hurry at all as the D800 is fantastic. I do enjoy the many rumors though…

  • Kynikos

    Admin: what’s the good word on a february/march lens-only rebate?

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      nothing in February, hopefully in March

      • Griggs

        What about lens rebates in combo with the body?

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          I believe those will stay.

          • Mansgame

            But they’re still mostly DX lenses.

      • Kynikos

        Cheers.

  • Arthur Tazo

    Meh. Better to buy it for much lower in the used market.

    • Welfare Guy

      I’m visiting my local Goodwill every day hoping to find one one of these days.

      • Arthur Tazo

        I was going to suggest fredmiranda but then I looked at your name. Even fredmiranda wont cut it if you are on welfare.

        • Welfare Guy

          You never know. Does he take food stamps?

          • mikeswitz

            Only if you eat the camera in front of him.

            • Welfare Guy

              Great! That means that I’ll be taking pictures every time I fart. A D800 @ 15 fps.

    • Jon Ingram

      KEH

  • Zoron

    D900 2014 yesssss

  • T53

    Nah…the files are just too bloody enormous. Can’t handle it.

    • Dominic

      Don’t worry, I’m sure we can find some hard-drive and memory card rebates for you as well.

      • Esteban Colberto

        CPU is more important.

      • Mansgame

        It’s not just one hard drive. Most photographers keep 3 backups of everything. That means you have to replace your main drive and then buy another 3 4 TB portable drives, and spend weeks re-backing everything up.

        • Dominic

          And buying multiple harddrives in today’s economy (considering that you presumably bought your D800E iin the first place) is a problem because..?

          • Esteban Colberto

            Because it gets bulkier. With already so many lenses, speedlights, modifiers, tripod, etc, one more thing that I add and my wife will be ready to send me to sleep to the dog house.

          • Mansgame

            Everything counts. I don’t know how rich you are, but a thousand bucks on hard drives when I’ve already spent money on a decent PC with a respectable 2 TB data drive (plus backups) starts adding up.

            • CSIROC

              You haven’t priced hard drives lately, have you?

              Assuming you kept every single photo you ever shot with a D800 (14 bit lossless compressed RAW) and you hit the rated shutter life of 200,000 clicks, you’d need ~10 TB of storage. I can get a 4 TB external HD for $170 easily. Five of those gives me enough storage to backup everything within the rated life of the D800 twice and still have money left over from your $1000 number.

              Hard drives are cheap. Especially compared to the $40,000+ you’d spend on 4-packs of 35 mm Fuji Film rolls for the same number of shots (not including any processing/printing)…

            • Mansgame

              Ok, let me be clear. A decent external hard drive. Not that POS Seagate that needs its own power supply.

            • CSIROC

              Backups don’t need to be blazing fast…they are static. If you are constantly writing to it, it isn’t a backup…its a main drive. So yes, a slow, perfectly reliable seagate will do just fine to keep the photo’s you’ll ideally never EVER have to access. You also have the option of picking up an old desktop from a surplus shop and tossing in big drives for the same purpose – also extremely cheap.

              Now, if YOU are rich, you go right on ahead throwing a ton of money at fancy hard drives that you rarely need to access. The rest of us will be just fine with the “POS” hard drives that store 1′s and 0′s all the same.

            • Mansgame

              The purpose of the backups is to keep them in multiple locations so the desktop idea is useless there. The 3 1/2 inch drives work best and I’ve had very bad luck with Seagates which don’t work well with USB3. At any rate, if working with 100 MB raw files is good for you, go ahead. I’m just pointing out that it’s not as easy as buying a single larger hard drive for many people.

            • CSIROC

              How is a separate computer (ie NOT your primary) not in a separate location?

              You’ve had bad luck with seagates, fine, there are other brands that cost just the same. I stored research data (the kind that can’t be taken again) on those types of drives for years…I can still access it today, just like I could the day it was put on them.

              Personally, I find it ridiculous to prioritize your money on backup hard drives that collect dust in a corner over image quality. But it is your money, you do with it as you please.

        • Jon Ingram

          Yup, It’s a pain in the ass. I switched to external HD plus cloud storage for this reason. External is the copy #1, cloud is copy #2. This keeps me from needing to create multiple copies of everything and helps me to stay organized. If I ever lose copy #1, I can send a new external HD to the cloud service for them to re-dump the info back onto a drive.

    • no4

      The files from the D800 are just perfect, at least for me, I’ve never had any issue with them, I’ve keep an old 2008 MBP for tethering purposes and is just perfect and fast and sometimes I use PS CC on that machine with no problem, but for serious giga panoramas editing my Mac pro comes to the rescue, the D800 is an awesome camera I’m not sure why people complain too much about it, maybe 4 FPS is not enough for some people but for me is not an issue, when I’ve bought my camera I knew exactly what I was looking for and also expended several months researching and waiting for feedbacks and consulted a lot of review pages, this is my 7th FF Nikon camera and very happy with it.

      • T53

        I’m happy for you. I’m sure its a marvelous camera. The Resolution is off the hook. However, I shoot in RAW and the D800 files are absolutely enormous. If I printed billboards, had the hardware to deal with files that huge and the time to slog through the extended workflow to process the shots, I’d buy one in a second. This is a great deal.

        • no4

          I do shoot in raw too, Jon Ingram has is right an SSD could help, I do have it in all my machines too, but I have to be agree also with Naval Gunfire, for me what it really makes the different is a good processor with a lot of juice and a really good video card, here’s a trick from someone that just busted he’s machine (MBA) to play video games with an awesome or aceptable Frame Rate: http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/4271-2013-11-macbook-air-win7-sonnet-echo-expresscard-pe4l-internal-lcd-%5Bus%24250%5D.html

          of course this method has their pros and cons, the cons for me here is that Mac users has to boot with Windows and that’s not what I like, I dislike Windows and I don’t wanna deal with all their glitches, but certainly works because I’ve tested and if is good for video gaming is great for photo-editing, my main computer is a Mac pro the latest one made before the “black trash can” by Apple and all my drives are SSD, Xeon 12 core processor with 8gb on video cards and 64gb of Ram and those raw’s from the 800 are just butter for me, but I’m telling you when you put together 250 images in a Giga panorama you’ll get a 4 or 6 GB file that Photoshop feels the pain handling it and I’m talking about converting it into JPG because a TIFF file will be enough to freeze your entire life you better have a good processor and a juicy video card just to be safe.

          I’ve just replied to your comment because I’ve seen so many people in this forum complaining about the D800 and asking for so many absurd request to Nikon to change this and that that looks like they’re more concern about their cameras rather than improve their photo work, I’ve come from film and I’ve never remember that my Nikon F6 fails to me doing my work and I didn’t had a beautiful LCD screen to tell me if I’m doing something wrong or not, certainly I was not concern about the size of my files, in fact my concern was “is in focus?, Did i get a good compo?, did my flash fired?, etc, etc.

          “Please do not take this personal..!!, please!, all this bla, bla is NOT against you!, I’m agree with you, the files are bloodily huge, but there’s a solution for anything and not always costly.

          Let’s just be glad that we don’t have to deal with the pain of film anymore and a good discount in the D800 is good appreciated for all of us that do seriously our work.

          Have a good one.

          BTW if you need more computer power and not much money http://www.tonymacx86.com/home.php

          is a good place to start, for custom mac’s or just a kick a.. windows machine.

          • no4

            Sorry for some misspelling, I’ve meant an F5 and that the camera never failed to me.

    • Jon Ingram

      Yes, they can be a bit demanding on a computer, but it’s an easy problem to solve. I solved the problem by spending $300 on a SSD, and another 75$ on a 2 tb external drive (plus cloud storage). Total cost is less than $400, and the SSD really improves LR performace, it’s a night and day difference. Computers are so cheap these days, achieving the performance necessary for large files isn’t that hard, especially when weighed against the cost of a D800 + pro lens.

      • Naval Gunfire

        Adding an SSD shouldn’t make that much of a difference to performance unless you had a really terrible HDD to start with. I noticed little difference when I added an SSD to my setup (talking a few seconds for tasks that might take 20 minutes here), adding more RAM had a bigger impact. Certain tasks benefit more from the SSD but overall it wasn’t the magic bullet I thought it would be.

        I don’t regret buying it as my computer now boots much faster amongst other things but if you are buying an SSD to improve LR performance maybe splash some cash on more RAM as well.

        An interesting read on SSDs impact on LR performance.

        http://www.computer-darkroom.com/blog/will-an-ssd-improve-adobe-lightroom-performance/

        • Jon Ingram

          I disagree, adding a SSD, makes an astronomical difference with certain component of lightroom because read-time is drastically improved. It specifically helps for shuffling between images quickly, batch editing, and 1:1 previews. if you go into Lightroom settings and alot a large portion of your hd space to LR, and then change your LR settings so that 1:1 settings are rendered at import, you can get near instantaneous editing of your last few imports. This means I get get lightening fast 1:1 previews of all my D800 images for an entire wedding day. The difference between immediate preview vs. a half-second to one-second delay may not seem like much, but let me tell you that when you are trying to edit 1,000 photos by the end of the day for a client, it makes a world of difference.

          • Naval Gunfire

            I don’t see the massive performance improvement myself and I’ve not seen any hard evidence to support the idea that an SSD has such a huge impact on the performance of LR, just a few forum posts here and there without anything to back them up. I appreciate that it may have made a big difference for you but I’d still say investing in RAM and an SSD is probably a better bet than just an SSD.

            The article does have a test with everything installed on the SSD by the way, see number 4 in the tables. He discusses having everything installed on the SSD in the main body of the article as well.

    • Andy

      >Nah…the files are just too bloody enormous. Can’t handle it.

      I’m using a MacPro 1,1 fro 2006 and it inhales my D800e files. You’re probably misconfiguring your Lightroom deployment.

      • T53

        Lightroom does not figure in the equation.

  • Joven

    I wish Nikon would stop with all of these camera+lens rebates. I keep seeing rebates for Canon lenses with no catch, but there’s always a hoop to jump through with Nikon. It’s tax season! Make it easy for people to want to give you their money!

  • mikeswitz

    Does anyone here actually take pictures with their cameras, or just complain and wait for a newer model that will, at last, make them the photographer the world has been waiting for?

    • Johnny Dough

      Mostly the latter

      • Esteban Colberto

        The pot calling the kettle black?

    • Fly Moon

      They can do both. You’re not the only one who takes pictures

    • saywhatuwill

      Absolutely, but we light to keep on top of things too. My D700 was purchased in 2009 and has served me well so I’m in no hurry to upgrade, though the new camera smell might be nice.

    • Mansgame

      Most people can handle 2 things during the week.

    • Aldo

      I do take pictures of flowers and stuff around the house from time to time, but it’s more fun to comment on NIKONRUMORS

    • Trollheim

      No photographers here, just gearheads, trolls and fanboys.

      Which are you?

      • mikeswitz

        I’m the guy, who after every shot says, “Damn, that would have been a great shot if only I’d been using a D400!”.

    • Marc W.

      Does it really matter? This is the internet, how do we even know you’re Mike? You could be John. I mean come on.

      But, I have a D700 from 2008. I use my Mamiya RZ67 and Bronica more than the Nikon.

  • Guest

    I too am going to wait for the D900(?) forget the sandwiches, I’m hoping the next generation of DSLR’s will be able to make phone calls and vacuum the studio floor like a Roomba.

    • Mansgame

      That joke still remains as clever as it did when the D80 replacement was about to be announced.

  • NaySayer

    Nope. Still don’t want one.
    Price was never the issue.

  • livin

    Will the price of the D800 remain the same?

    via B&H

    Price: $2,996.95
    Instant Savings: -$200.00
    Offer ends: FEB 1 ’14

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      Yes, my understanding is that the price and savings of the D800 will remain unchanged.

      • livin

        And as for the instant rebate when purchasing a lens with the body?

        It seems they’ve discounted an additional $150 on the lens I am looking at when purchased with the D800 body, will that remain the same?

        Reg: $1,046.95

        Savings: $150.00

        Discount Price: $896.95

        I am looking to purchase mid-February from B&H.

        Thanks.

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          I believe the lens rebates will be extended in February.

  • http://photographytechs.com/ Photography Techniques

    It seems they’ve discounted an additional $150 on the lens I am
    looking at when purchased with the D800 body, will that remain the same?

    Reg: $1,046.95

    Savings: $150.00

    Discount Price: $896.95

  • Chris Thew

    Any chance the 70-200 f2.8 vrii will be on the list for February?

  • KubaWer

    I don’t get it.. What’s the problem with downsizing files from D800.. during import to computer.. This whole whining is a bull… You may get smaller files on the fly if u don’t need native res..

  • Suraj Balchand

    Had to look for this thread –

    Are the D800 rebates on bhphoto going to continue?

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