Nikon D500 now 10% off in Europe

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Nikon D500 camera discount in Europe
Amazon Germany and Amazon France are now running €223,74 (10%) discount on the Nikon D500 DSLR camera.

Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight 6
Nikon SB-5000 flash sale
Update #1: the new Nikon SB-5000 is also €100 off (15%) at Amazon Germany.

Lexar Professional 2933x 64GB XQD 2.0 Card
Lexar 2933x 64GB XQD 2.0 memory cards sale
Update #2: Lexar 2933x 64GB XQD 2.0 memory cards are now €124.40 (50% off).

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  • Ryan

    Best to buy this after it’s been out for a few months especially after all the reviews have come out and the price has stabilised. I have 2 full frames but this camera does have its appeal!

    • PabloNY

      Yes, but then You have to wait for a long time. I always preorder and don’t care about the problems. My D800 had the left focus problem, but who cares! They took care of it, I had many months to play with it right away! LoL

      • Ryan

        Hi Pablo, sure, I understand it’s exciting to get the newest gear out there! I just prefer to buy expensive gear when I know it’s actually worth the investment. I bought both my D810 and D750 this way.

        • fanboy fagz

          I salute your for being a beta tester for so us others can not only get a betternprice but also a more stable product. Thank you. Keep doibg your preorders and finding bugs in those gear so we can enjoy a fixed camera so that i dont have to send my gear back and not be without my camera for a month and have to rent one to shoot weddings. I salute you

          • Allen_Wentz

            WTF are you talking about? When you buy a new body your existing bodies do not go away, DUH. So if any body needs repair at any time it does not suddenly create some need to go rent a camera.

            • fanboy fagz

              who said? if I shoot wedding with 2 cameras and 1 goes bad, then im down a camera which has to be repaired. I specifically have 3 but not every wedding photographer has 3 camera. a good majority have only two. and if it needs repair, they need another camera to work. many people sell their old cameras to buy a new camera. they dont add to their collection. so wtf are you talking about. you think your situation is the only possible situation?

            • Allen_Wentz

              Um, _you_ said “…so that i dont have to send my gear back and not be without my camera for a month and have to rent one to shoot weddings.”

              You are right, my situation is that I would never get rid of a solid older camera like the D3 when I bought a new camera like a D5/D500. The D3’s value as backup against the risk of new gear failure is worth far more than the $1k or whatever I could sell it for. Heck I still consider the D2x viable for backup; it just needs good daylight, or flash (and I have multiple SB-800s from when the D2x was my primary body).

              Even the lowly D5100 is fully capable of capturing competent images when used with good glass. And one can buy a D5100 for the cost of renting a D4 for a week – and be fully conversant with the camera.

            • fanboy fagz

              so dont speak for the majority. I know many photogs and the vast majority sell the older one when they get a new one to help fund it. you make it seem that every photographer who shoots weddings has endless gear, tons of backup. this is not true. many are just 2nd shooters or assistants to pros or weekend warriors and they dont have extra money lying around. they have 2 bodies and if and when they upgrade, they sell the 3rd one to fund the new one. I have 3 but my D3 has been through war and back. its in my bag as a 3rd camera for backup but only in emergencies. there would be little worth to sell it and its better I hold on to it, also for sentimental purposes, so your pov is for u, not what happens in the wedding industry. dont talk for the majority of people. you dont know what they go through.

      • Spy Black

        So you’re the first kid on the block with the latest busted toy?

        • Patrick O’Connor

          So you’re the dejected kid, staring at the ground muttering under his breath, “who needs a stinkin’ …. anyway!”? 😉

          • Spy Black

            I’ll take that as a “yes”. 😉

            • Patrick O’Connor

              🙂 Actually, I’m usually the last person to buy anything, if ever. I hate spending money!

        • PabloNY

          Yes, that’s me, Someone has to jump first, otherwise how would you know if you should go ahead and get one?

    • Stephen Corby

      How does that help? Nikon D750 had problems after 1.5 years on the market. Truthfully problems can strike whenever/wherever. If you know you want the camera might as well get it right away and have the extra time with it. If a problem pops up it’ll get fixed. Also, it’s important to note that Nikon Japan (who are making the D5 and D500) have had a lot less problems than other facilities in Nikon when it comes to product testing. Maybe that’s just the rumor that goes around, but it seems the case to me.

      • Ryan

        I’ll only do this assuming I didn’t have a camera before and needed one asap. In that case I would still probably wait a bit or get one that has already been on the market for a while. A client wouldn’t know the different from a D7100 or D7200 or even a D5200. I know the D750 had its problems (minor) after a long time but I’ve never encountered any and I was able to save enough to buy myself a Nikon 105 F2.5 AI, Nikon 135 F2 AI, Nikon 180 F2.8 AIS.

        • silmasan

          You’re playing it right. 🙂 Lenses hold value much better than camera bodies anyway.

        • TheMeckMan

          I got my 750 for $1250 from Amazon here recently (on rebate obviously) after selling the 24-120 kit for $740 and the ArsTechnica microphone bundle for $200. The cherry on top was my 5% reward from my Amazon store card, another $115…

          • TylerChappell

            Ah see, you’re a guy who knows how to shop. I need to find someone who wants a D750 but doesn’t want the kit lens so that I can buy it from them for $300. Win-win for both. I have little need for the 24-120 f/4 because of my primes, but I feel obligated to complete my f/4 Trinity since I have the 16-35 and 70-200 🙁

          • jstevez

            And I got my D750 at Amazon as well a few weeks after it came out, so far over 100K pictures and never and issue and it’s been in 3 continents.. Yes I paid more but how much 1 1/2 years worth? Keep waiting more, you’d get for $100 eventually.

        • TylerChappell

          Well of course a client wouldn’t know the difference between a D5200 and D7100 you silly goose, they use the same sensor! 😛

      • guibo

        D500 not made in Japan, only the D5.

        • Stephen Corby

          where is D500 being made?

          • D700s

            He doesn’t where either are made.

          • T.I.M

            Made in Thailand
            :o(

          • Mike Gordon

            Thailand, same as the D300…

            • And we all know how terrible the D300 was… Insisting on things being made in A vs. B or by folks from A or B is just another form of prejudice, especially if it’s not backed by actual evidence. (Sure, Japanese cars are more reliable than German or American cars, but that’s true even of Japanese cars made in the US.)

              http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d300.htm

              http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d3.htm

            • Politics_Nerd

              That’s because the parts are made in Japan. I used to work in a BMW service department and the parts guys had a newspaper clipping (admittedly this was 13 years ago) that had rankings of OEM replacement parts being defective. Japan was the best, Germans the worst (mostly because of… wait for it… Mercedes Benz, although BMW was only a little better.)

            • The supply chain won’t have changed either. (Did the clipping mention English parts?)

            • Politics_Nerd

              Yes, but I don’t remember their ranking. I do remember that almost every Range Rover that came in (we sold and serviced a wide variety of “luxury” brands) leaked oil in the service lane. We’d joke with customers and ask them, Is it leaking yet? If they said no, we’d reply, Don’t worry, it will!

            • I worked as a temp in a huge car dealership for a few days clearing out all the records they weren’t required by law to retain (i.e. destroying evidence that might get them in trouble in a lawsuit). The dealership (in Santa Barbara) sold pretty much every prestige brand you can think of, from Bentley to Maserati to Porsche. Anyway, you could kind of gauge the unreliability of a brand by the thickness of the file folders (one folder per vehicle). The thickest folders, by far, were for Rover. My favorite was a Range Rover that was taken in for service, and then driven home, where, after a short delay, it caught fire and exploded in the driveway. (Apparently a fuel hose burst and spilled fuel all over the hot engine.)

            • Politics_Nerd

              My favorite cars of all time were mid-90s Mercedes which featured biodegradable wiring insulation. Which was mostly OK for the chassis wiring but the engine wiring harness insulation would fail from heat exposure and cause all kinds of fun problems. Any time someone brags about German engineering I always snicker to myself a bit. This is coming from a lifelong German car fan (mostly BMWs), which I love for the experience of driving, not for the reliability.

            • Mike Gordon

              There are very few parts that are not made in China these days.

            • Mike Gordon

              All my N1 gear is from China and is just fine…

    • Theodoros Fotometria

      An early (serious) discount, can only suggest that sales (preorders) are not up to the expectations… I hate to say “I told you so” but who will buy an APS-c sensor on a pro body and for what task? A stupid decision by Nikon listening to all those web trolls that convinced them there ever was going to be demand for a useless camera….

      • Allen_Wentz

        You ask “who will buy an APS-c sensor on a pro body and for what task?” Answer: me.

        You forget perhaps that the D2x is a pro-body DX camera that brought many of us from scanning 35mm film to digital capture. I used and loved the D2x for every kind of commercial photography except indoor sports (which I have never shot). Although wide-angle initially was a con to shooting DX, I already have competent WA glass like the 10.5mm, and the 12-24 for DX when necessary, and DX shoots FX glass just fine, often better.

        Plus of course you ask the question wrong. The real question is who wants a fully _pro_, fully _modern_, fully _competent_ Nikon DSLR with more pixel density than a D5 for US$2k? That takes advantage of good glass without demanding only the very best glass. That effectively adds 50% reach on the expensive tele end.

        Who wants such a camera?
        1) FX shooters like me upgrading to more modern and expanding their quiver to include DX.
        2) DX owners upgrading either to more modern or more pro-body than any other DX Nikon.. You do know that far more DX cameras are sold than FX cameras, right?

        Your silly claim that the D500 will sell poorly will be flat wrong (other than industry-wide sales decreases).

        • Theodoros Fotometria

          I know you’ll buy it Allen… some more too… they’ll never be enough though and they’ll regret it soon they didn’t go FF…

          • Allen_Wentz

            I own both FX (D3) and DX (D2x, D5100) and intend to continue to own both DX/FX. DX is not a regret any more than a 50mm lens is a regret versus 20mm lens; each has its usages.

            • Theodoros Fotometria

              Does this mean that because you intent to use both FX and DX, others will do too? IMO there is no future for a DX pro camera… Aps-c is for amateur use only, it can’t contribute anything to a pro…

  • Zoot

    That didn’t last long. Amazon France are now offering a 5% discount. Maybe somebody pre-ordered the only 10% discount model which was available.

    Do these early, indeed pre-launch, discounts suggest disappointing pre-orders, I wonder? Potential customers holding back to make sure that Nikon quality control is properly functioning with the D500?

    • Sawyerspadre

      I doubt soft preorders on this camera. I would guess an error or site-wide sale or promo included the D500 by accident.

      • Zoot

        I do recall early reports of “record pre-orders” for the D500, but when Nikon delayed the release date, this led to some anxieties being expressed that, during final testings, there might have been discovered some flaw.

        That may have slowed down the initial enthusiasm.

  • nwcs

    I wonder if it was a mistake or a rogue dealer? Or an artificially high price to show a discount? I’ve seen that before.

    • Roman Brewka

      Even after the discount the price is higher than in the US ($2000)

      • nwcs

        Well, it’s not directly comparable. Different markets, different currencies, different demand, different taxes and regulations.

    • Thom Hogan

      For the last several years, Nikon Europe has artificially high prices at introduction, and the dealers very quickly tend to discount off that.

      • Mike Gordon

        Where are those lens reviews ? 🙂 I am still on the fence about the 16-80…

        • AlphaT

          Can’t wait for the reviews, so I just went ahead and ordered the 16-80, using the NR links of course (you’re welcome Peter). I’ve used Thom’s links before, but this time I’m using NR. 🙂

  • Kyle

    I can’t wait until Christmas time to see what kind of deals and bundles are available for this camera!

  • T.I.M

    **** B&H and PAYPAL FRAUD ALERT*****
    (please Peter do not delete this message)
    Guys, be careful, someone ordered for $2691.74 at B&H using my B&H and Paypal accounts.
    I never received emails about the transactions and only found out because I checked my bank account yesterday morning.
    I spend the all day yesterday on the phone with B&H, Paypal, and ST Petersbourg Florida police department to resolve the issue.
    I also changed all my accounts passwords.
    So far I never had problems with B&H and Paypal (the safest way to pay online, sure….)
    I know the address of the stupid thief (B&H’s order delivery address) so the cops are on the case.

    • silmasan

      Wow, TIM, nice catch on that one. Do you plan a ‘door surprise’ at this poor person’s address or something? Would be a nice photo op with the cops. 😀

      • T.I.M

        It’s 5 hours drive away from my town (anyway I don’t own any guns except my AF-I 400mm f/2.8)
        But thanks to google maps, I can see his (her ?) house.
        It’s in St Petersbourg Florida.
        I hope the cops will catch that thief.
        Anyway, guys, make sure to change your passwords at least once a year.

        • T.I.M

          And don’t forget to use Paypal, the safest way to get rip off online !

          • ZoetMB

            Since they used BOTH your B&H and your Paypal accounts, it is very unlikely that Paypal was the problem. What I think is probably more likely is that you opened an attachment that was actually a script or executable that sent all your personal data to a hacker.

            Change your passwords on ALL your accounts. And to be totally safe, you should call the credit card companies and take the same action you would take if you lost your credit cards.

            Here’s hoping you come out whole. Personally, while I’ve never had a Paypal problem, I don’t like using it, although I can’t give you any definitive reason why. I use it only when I have to – like for eBay or Half.com transactions. If I’m ordering online, I use credit cards. If they ever get hacked, it’s one phone call to cancel the account and get a new card within a few days. A fraudulent transaction will show up in a bill and you can challenge it as fraud and not pay it. If you have Paypal linked to a checking account, you won’t know it until the money is gone.

        • nwcs

          Changing passwords is good but there are more important things:

          1. Never reuse passwords across sites
          2. Use the most complex password possible per each site’s rules
          3. Use a password manager
          4. Never use passwords that are demographics related to you
          5. Use the longest password possible

          • Spy Black

            I could never remember all those cryptic passwords, I just use password 1, password 2, etc…

            • nwcs

              Sounds good enough 🙂

            • m35g35

              Actually that is fine if one uses 2FA (Two Factor Authentication).

          • CERO

            all those points are mot if his computer is already infected.
            he might have a backdoor already and someone is checking out his computer easily.

            • nwcs

              That is a good point. 2 factor auth would have helped in that scenario. But only with PayPal since B&H doesn’t offer it.

    • nwcs

      Darn, I didn’t think you’d catch me that quickly. Now you know exactly how much that D900 costs. I should get it Thursday. I’ll let you know.

      • T.I.M

        There were smart to ask for one day delivery but no smart enough ordering on a Sunday….
        From what they ordered, must be a teenager
        (they looked at my order history and ordered Velvia 35mm film to make it look like I was ordering)

        • TylerChappell

          Lol, can’t help but be amused when thiefs think they are sly by doing stuff like that. Glad you caught onto it quickly.

    • Max

      hectic. keep us updated. BTW I hate paypal at the moment too.

    • whisky

      i’m not sure what this has to do with the subject title, or even a fraud alert if someone guessed your password.

      it’s unfortunate your data was compromised, it’s unfortunate B&H has been accused of practicing sexism and racism, it’s unfortunate you joke around so much no one knows whether to take what you say seriously … but these topics are all separate from the thread subject and, IMO, are probably better suited for discussion in the forum area.

      • T.I.M

        Hi Whisky,
        There is many people here who order from B&H (including myself).
        The reason why I talk about that fraud its because I spent the whole day yesterday fixing that issue.
        I just want share my experience with others in order to prevent the same thing append.
        I talked today again to Paypal and B&H, they were unable to answer my questions:
        – why B&H ship to an address different than my Paypal AND B&H accounts address.
        – why I did not receive any email from B&H or Paypal about that order placed.
        – why will it take several days to get my money back ?
        – why DO I HAVE to be the one calling the police ?

        • whisky

          i understand that you’re angry. i just think you’d get more traction — and perhaps a similar sharing of experiences in a forum thread dedicated to the subject. JMO.

        • ZoetMB

          If you log in to your B&H account do you see the order? And if you do, is the fraudulent address listed as a Ship To? If not, then this is sophisticated hacking and I might have to take back what I wrote earlier – they might not have hacked your physical computer, but your B&H account itself.

          • T.I.M

            yes, they did add the fraudulent address on my B&H account (twice).
            I deleted it and changed my password.
            I still don’t understand why I never received an email about the order placed ( they always do).

            • They changed your email probably and then changed it back so you will not notice.

            • nwcs

              If they’re smart enough to get in they’re smart enough to change the email, too, in order to evade obvious detection.

            • CERO

              the weird part is, most sites (like paypal)
              always email your primary email of any changes.
              including emails.
              so I agree with orange elephant. The thief must have had access to the email account as well and just deleted the emails.
              Hell, if he got access to TIM’s email address. He wouldnt even need to know the password of paypal and B&H.
              He could simply use the restore password function, delete the emails, order.. delete again..

            • nwcs

              It could be. It’s hard to tell after the fact.

        • Orange Elephant

          I’d suggest that you didn’t get the emails because the criminal also has access to your email account. He/she could then easily delete any communications regarding the order.

    • FountainHead

      They ordered your fictional D900 instead, and it got entered into the system wrong. That’s all.

      • T.I.M

        impossible, the D900 I ordered is still out of stock.

    • Thanks for this heads up. You, or anyone, can relate this kind of information here any time as far as I’m concerned. If I don’t want to read it, I’ll keep scrolling.

    • LeninM

      Hey TIM sorry to hear that. I live in Clearwater and work in st Pete. Where do you shoot at?

      • T.I.M

        I’m from Jacksonville, I don’t go often on the west Florida coast.
        But here is a sunset took at Clearwater.
        D800+AF-s 200mm f/2 VR + x1.7 converter.
        ISO 100 – f/5.6 – 1/1000s

        • QuantalQuetzal

          That copyright is a joke, right?! Do you really think you’re such a great photographer that people would want to steal your low resolution photos???

          • Patrick O’Connor

            When I make comments, I re-read them and ask myself, “Do I really want to post this? Is this how I want to represent myself?”
            Clearly, I don’t dismiss my comments as often as I should but it’s still a good habit.

            • T.I.M

              on my side, my Youtube user name is my full first and last name, so when I post a comment on Youtube, I make sure not to offence anyone.

            • Patrick O’Connor

              I’ve used a nom de guerre in the past but decided if I’m not willing to “own” my comments, I shouldn’t make them.

              edit: I don’t know French so don’t get started. 🙂

            • T.I.M

              That’s the way to go !
              But don’t forget that in USA there is plenty crazy people who will find you and shoot you if don’t find the video/photo they posted the most beautiful.

            • Patrick O’Connor

              I only make, what I believe to be, constructive comments. Of course, one can never know how these things will be received.
              I regularly email authors with comments, questions and critiques. Most are received well but one gentleman asked that I never email him again and a lady replied, ‘the good new is you bought the book so you are free to read it or not as you like!’ 😉

            • Thom Hogan

              Really? It’s okay to offend someone as long as you don’t use your name? That seems like a moral slippery slope to me.

            • Patrick O’Connor

              Of course it’s not okay but you’re less likely to do it when using your real name. It’s not okay, as a diabetic, for me to eat candy but if it’s available, I know I will. So I don’t buy it.
              The spirit is willing but the body is weak.

          • T.I.M

            And do you really think that I will post a 36MP high resolution picture ?
            I have to put a copyright because some customers want the exclusivity for the picture.
            But most of the pictures I sell can be sold several times to different customers.

            • Thom Hogan

              I don’t understand how Copyright relates to exclusivity. Moreover, your Copyright notice isn’t a legal one (and I doubt you registered the photo, so your ability to recover anything is compromised, too).

              What you’re actually doing is invoking the Copyright concept to deface a photo in a way that makes it unusable in any other circumstance. You don’t actually need to use the word “Copyright” for that ;~).

            • Patrick O’Connor

              When someone wants to do, or not do, something, the reasons don’t matter. 🙂

            • El Aura

              Isn’t every photo copyrighted by default unless there is a clause somewhere that removes this limitation? So, sure putting a watermark in it might not have any legal force but it serves as a reminder that the image is copyrighted.

            • Thom Hogan

              Yes, a photo is Copyrighted when taken (the rights may be assigned to someone else via contract). However, what you can do with that Copyright depends upon lots of arcane law that varies a bit between countries.

              Unless registered with the Copyright office, you can’t recover anything but actual damages, which means that the threat of suit generally is not a threat, as your cost of bringing suit will far outweigh what you get back in return. Moreover, the laws have specifics about how Copyright is claimed (e.g. legal notices). There’s some variation across countries on this, but in the US the form must be “Copyright YEAR NAME” or “Copyr. YEAR NAME” or “© YEAR NAME.”

          • T.I.M

            Yes, I agree it’s an ugly picture, but it was not easy to take that picture, the sun was right in front of me !

            • QuantalQuetzal

              Okay guys, sorry sorry. Sorry @disqus_bSRP3EhNym:disqus . My comment was not nice, indeed. I just wanted to express my personal opinion that copyright watermarks are rarely necessary where there are used. And in this case it ruins the entire picture completely.

              Yet, I didn’t mean to insult anybody. It was a stupid comment; I realized that now.

            • T.I.M

              I do understand what you meant, the copyright do make the picture look bad.
              If I post a picture of my kids, wife (or my famous 1999 wine bottle) then I don’t have to put a watermark on it because I know I will never sell theses pictures.
              I hate when watching a video on Youtube to see a commercial banner right in the middle of the video !

        • Politics_Nerd

          Whether you intended to troll/be funny with that ridiculous copyright, it is indeed hilarious. Well played.

    • neversink

      Your headline is deceiving — It is not B&H not PayPal fraud, but thievery by someone who hacked your account. That is a lot different than what your headline suggests.

      • T.I.M

        I corrected the title.

    • LondonPoliceSuckArse

      Sorry but this is total BS.
      First up if you buy something via paypal, you get an email receipt, if you think they changed your email then you get an email to your old address about that to so you would be aware.

      To think that someone would use their real address for an order on a hacked account is just plain stupid of you, you have no proof that the address is their home/work address and anyone with half a brain knows to use either the address of an empty residence, or to use a middle-man (home address of someone else who acts as a courier to send it on to another country).

      Paypal is perfectly safe, only idiots get their accounts taken over, because of their own faults.

      I understand B&H have been in the news recently in america, sounds like to me you are just scaremongering. I bet your hispanic!

      • T.I.M

        I don’t know why I’m replying to your “comment” because it’s nothing but the reflection of your damaged brain.
        Just make sure you go vote for Donald Trump that way we can get rid of the hispanics that you seems to hate !
        A last word, Christopher Columbus the guy who discovered USA was Italian (almost Hispanic).

        • Politics_Nerd

          And Texas, “New” Mexico, Arizona, and most of California and Nevada were all *IN* mexico once upon a time. The KKKlassy Trump wall is 168 years too late.

      • purenupe1

        wtf does hispanic have to do with anything? While i agree that the stiry sounds fishy…your racist ending just made your whole post a pile of sh it

      • Politics_Nerd

        I bet “your” a disgusting racist. Also, blame the victim much?

    • yepits me

      How come you didn’t post this on B&H Facebook …

      • T.I.M

        I don’t have Facebook, and if I did, they probably delete or change the message.
        Few years ago I bought a VERY expensive Sony HD TV from B&H (mainly to watch pictures).
        But that TV keep turning off randomly, repair team came twice but can’t fix it.
        I left a review on B&H website about the TV issue, B&H totally changed my review and made it look positive.
        Since then, I don’t trust websites reviews anymore.

        • Patrick O’Connor

          So you’re the other guy who’s not on Facebook! 🙂

          • T.I.M

            Yes, I don’t have facebook, and no cellphone.
            That give me more time to spend with my wife, my 3 kids, my 3 cameras, and of course, NR !

            • Patrick O’Connor

              I don’t have a cellphone either! I knew there was something I liked about you! 🙂
              I rarely see my own 3 kids ’cause they’re older and spread out across the country. I do spend a lot of time with my wife and dogs, though. I’d spend less time with NR if I could get out and shoot more! 😉

        • Politics_Nerd

          Just so you know, a Facebook page owner cannot edit or change something you post there. All they can do is delete or hide the post. Hiding it means you see it, but nobody else does. Kind of a stealth delete.

          -owner of about 12 FB pages

        • yepits me

          Did you ever think the problem is you.
          Sounds to me like you always need to be the focus of attention.
          That usually is because of the way you were brought up..

          • T.I.M

            I don’t think so because only my B&H account was hacked (and my Paypal password I guess).
            So far I have no issue with all my other accounts (I changed all passwords Monday morning).

    • Mr_Miyagi

      Ignore the ignorant trolls. Something similar happened to me recently. Someone stole or guessed my credit card number in some way that has not yet been determined and used it to set up a PayPal account to make purchases with it. I found out about it when I did my normal daily on-line check of my credit card accounts. I had received no emails from PayPal and none from my credit card, and if I hadn’t been diligent in checking my accounts I would not have known about the fraud so quickly.

      My credit card company traced the purchases back and claims they prosecute all instances of fraud, no matter how small. Their reaction was swift and very helpful. They immediately cancelled my card, issued me a new one in its place, and dispatched it to me by FedEx over the weekend. PayPal was NO HELP AT ALL. They showed no interest in finding the fraudulent account to close it down, even after I sent them detailed information. They washed their hands of the whole matter. Perfectly safe, sure, as long as you have recourse to competent service from your credit card company.

      • T.I.M

        Paypal don’t care about the thiefs because it will cost them money to find them and they know that most thiefs are broke anyway.
        I called the Police because I believe in justice.
        If I walk in a Walmart store and stole for $2691, I will go in jail.
        To me, stilling online or at the store is the same and should be punish the same way.

      • CERO

        Guessed? nah, they probably cloned your card when you wiped it somewhere.
        In my country we get warnings of this constantly.. specially at GAS stations. Since the cloning tool is small and can “fit” below the real credit card terminal.

  • TO-DOUG

    If any cares, the MSLP in Canada for a D500 body is $2,700 at major stores and the Nikon Canada web site. Add the 13% GST and you are paying $3,050 total. That is equivalent to 2025 Euros, which is slightly lower than the sale price of 2105 Euros noted in this article (including VAT). Not enough to cover a return flight to Toronto, but still lower… at full price.

    • yepits me

      Buy out of province and you wont pay the sales tax.

    • CERO

      sites like Henry’s offer free shipping to USA.

  • Alan King

    Actually comes out as GBP price by time you get through to exchange – so 10% premium for EU

  • Shark

    is it recalled already?

  • MonkeySpanner

    Maybe they will discount the new dl’s before they ship.

  • Originaru

    Already?

  • Peter

    I ordered one yesterday at amazon Germany. I think it is the deal week before Easter. The SB-5000 is also on sale for 560 Euros (100 Euros off).

    • thanks, I will mention this as well

    • T.I.M

      Hi,
      Nothing to do with Nikon, but is the car’s speed still unlimited on Germany highways ?

      • Michiel953

        Nope; on limited stretches only. Still feels funny though, to be traveling at 200 km/hr in the left lane, and to be bullied aside by some German traveling at 250 km/hr.

        • QuantalQuetzal

          Actually, it is mostly unlimited. But only few people actually go much faster than 140 km/h. The streets are also very congested, so there is a very practical limitation.

          • Michiel953

            This was about Autobahnen, not congested streets…

            • QuantalQuetzal

              I truly wish there was a difference between an Autobahn and a congested street. 😉

      • Peter

        In general yes, but you rarely find longer distances without speed limitations these days.

      • Orange Elephant

        The Isle of Man still has no speed limits (outside of towns). Much more fun driving a twisting mountain road than pootling along an Autobhan! 🙂

        • Spy Black

          Yes but twisties aren’t about speed, it’s more about handling skills.

  • bgbs

    Something is wrong with this discount. How can u discount a product that has not been sold yet?

    • Politics_Nerd

      They are prolly trying to lock down as many pre-orders as possible to be able to get the biggest volume discount from Nikon mothership.

  • TheRasmus

    If you want to be a tester or quality control inspector, buy Nikon D500 now!

    • Already preordered, thank you.

      • Politics_Nerd

        No, thank YOU! Without people participating in Nikon’s public beta program, the rest of us wait-and-see-ers would end up having to deal with the hassles of returning our new gear to Nikon, waiting etc. 🙂

        • I dont care, I have back-up camera.Plus I really need d500, so I rather buy now than wait for reviews or for prices to drop later.

          • Allen_Wentz

            What Dilomski said. No smaller-sized Nikon has ever felt fully “right” to me until I handled the D500, so I preordered. Almost everyone buying a D500 already has other cameras, so if a warranty repair is necessary it is not a big deal.

  • Eric Calabros

    Admin should start making another dedicated website, named “T.I.M news and rumors”. I like categorizing.

    • T.I.M

      Great idea !

  • hje

    Seller is amazon.
    The “Nikon” is only a brand link. As soon as it is in stock, they will ad shipping date and beneath it “sold and delivered by amazon”.

    • Harold1966

      Ah, I translated ‘durch’ as ‘through/via’, not as ‘by’.

      • hje

        I think it’s meant to be confusing. Business German is quite vague.

  • Politics_Nerd

    I am torn between buying this camera at grey market in two years (I can tide myself over with a D3s off ebay), or buy retail on launch and be part of Nikon’s (lately) usual public beta process. Seriously. I bought my D750 grey and LOVE it. Upgraded the firmware twice on my own but Nikon’s continuing to find problems 2 years after launch (none of which affect my particular copy mind you) makes me want to wait to go grey. What would happen is I’d end up keeping the D3s and then buying the D500 later when they are $1200 on ebay brand new from Japan.

  • Nikon’s pricing reaches a new level of insanity — price reductions before they’ve even shipped. Now, to be fair, the Euro has appreciated vs. the Yen recently… but not as much as the Dollar, which has appreciated vs. both the Yen and the Euro.

  • yes, most of these discounts are gone now

    • Rudi

      There was no discount. It was a fake. See my post above. The deal was from third market dealer Snap-Hunter who sent me the confirmation mail that the item was shipped. Two hours later I got my money back with cancellation. So I wondered that Kalle Pascal got a confirmation for the 124,- EURO deal.

      • Kalle Pascal

        i received my lexar xqd 64GB for 124€ on friday, so no fake!

        • Rudi

          Hi Kalle, when did you order exactly (i.e. time of amazon confirmation mail). Was your seller snap-hunter .de? Thanks!

          • Kalle Pascal

            seller was “okluge”,
            Mail received: 6:43 Uhr
            i think okluge had just 16 cards …

            • Rudi

              but the okluge was not the new

              2933x 64GB XQD 2.0 Card for 124€ what I saw.

            • Kalle Pascal

              it was! I know ist because i received one! see picture!

  • Kalle Pascal

    yes, i orderd one and got the shipping mail this evening

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