Deal of the day: Refurbished Nikon D7100 for $499 (new low price)

Refurbished Nikon D7100 DSLR cameras are currently listed at Newegg for $499 with free shipping (sold and shipped by Cameta Camera). This is a new low price.

More Nikon deals are available here. Check also the new price drops on 25 different Nikkor lenses.

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for October 2015

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Sigma 20mm f:1.4 DG HSM Art lens Tamron-SP-15-30mm-f2.8-Di-VC-USD-full-frame-zoom-lens Nikkor 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VR
Nikon-AF-vs.-Fuji-XF-lenses-size-comparison DIY--solution-for-using-Nikkor-G-lenses-on-Nikon-film-SLR-cameras-6 Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens for Nikon F mount 2
These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts forOctober, 2015:

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New Nikon lens rebates for November now live

Nikon lens only rebates
The new Nikon lens only rebates I reported two days ago are now live:

Here is the full list of discounted lenses:

The D810 and D750 price drops from last month are still active in November:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #339

Detailed comparison between the Canon 5DSR, Nikon D810 and Sony A7RII cameras (English translation available).

→ I've said this many times before - Nikon is not the only company in dire straits (from PhotoRumors):

Nikon 24-70mm f:2.8 ED VR sharpness and optical bench testing
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 ED VR lens sharpness and optical bench testing by Lensrentals.

Yongnuo YN-622N II trigger for Nikon cameras
→ New Yongnuo YN-622N II trigger for Nikon cameras. Check pricing and availability on eBay.

Nikon versions of Godox AD360II, TT685 and X1 introduced. Check pricing and availability on eBay.

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens review

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens review
This Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens review is by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook):

I remember it like it was yesterday. Just a few months back, Nikon announced a new version of their 24-70mm lens (the AF-S 24-70mm E VR). I use the old version of this lens all the time and I have to admit, reading the announcement got me more excited than a college girl getting a free pumpkin spice latte.

So, I ordered one right away, images of grand landscapes dancing through my head – all with perfect corner to corner sharpness of course.

When this lens arrived, I raced out to test it – I was brimming with questions that begged for answers – particularly how it stacked up against the “old” 24-70mm. Little did I know what kind of surprises I was in for – this wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be. Luckily, I have no affiliation with Nikon, so I can speak my mind and freely reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly about this new lens.

Also, keep in mind I’m not a professional lens reviewer, and I was only able to test one copy of the new lens against my one copy of the old lens. Ideally, I would like to test a bushel basket of each lens to average out sample variation, but for this review we’ll have to settle for the glass I have at my disposal.

The first thing you’ll notice about this new 24-70 is that it seems to have been hitting the french fries a little too hard. It’s gained a bit of weight from the slimmer 2007 version (I know how it feels), as well as gathering a bit more girth and height. While you won’t need to press your spouse into service as a sherpa, you will need a bit more space in your bag to haul it around. So, if you were dreaming about a smaller, lighter optic, then you’re going to be disappointed. Also, the filter size gets bumped from 77mm to 82mm, so break out the wallet for a new set of filters.

As for the build quality itself, it feels at least as robust as the old 24-70mm. The zoom and AF rings are silky smooth and it seems almost eager to take on whatever challenges you want to throw at it. Of course, all of this is speculation on my part, only time will tell if it’s tougher than the current model – which was known to wear out with excessive use. I’m on my second copy of the first version of this lens and the zoom ring has recently been making like it’s got peanut butter stuck in there. Sigh.

This new lens also features VR and – for my shaky hands – it seems to grant another 3-4 stops of hand-hold ability. The VR seems to work exceptionally well, and I’ve been very impressed with it. As to whether or not you need it, that’s going to vary from person to person, however, I imagine if you shoot in a lot of dark venues it could come in handy.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens review 1
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens review 2

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Shooting zombies with the Nikon D750

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Photographer captured zombies... with the D750: By Ronen Tivony

As a freelance press photographer I try to carry a camera with me at all times, you just never know what might come up. That was the case on a recent Sunday afternoon when I had a friend visiting LA from out of town. We drove to Hollywood Blvd. as there is always something happening there - street performers, shows, premiers, celebrity sighting etc... As we drove down the Blvd, all of sudden we saw... zombies!... What?!? I immediately pulled over and grabbed my D750 with 35mm f/1.8 and started snapping pictures. Later I found out that it was the 7th Annual Hollywood Zombie Walk. Who knew? My out of town friend got the memory of a lifetime.

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Nikon’s rebates for November going live this weekend

The current Nikon combo rebates for October are set to expire tomorrow (10/31/2015). Here are some of the new Nikon rebates for November that will go live this weekend (click for larger view):

Update: the new rebates are now live.

Here is the full list of lenses that will get a discount in November (the last lens has a price increase):

Description Old price New price
Nikon 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED 1,224.95 1,149.95
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED 1,539.95 1,499.95
Nikon TC-17E II 549.95 399.95
Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED 984.95 899.95
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED 589.95 499.95
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 1,999.95 1,899.95
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 1,889.95 1,799.95
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G 484.95 449.95
Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 1,259.95 1,099.95
Nikon 24mm f/1.4G 2,199.95 1,999.95
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR 2,399.95 2,099.95
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II 5,899.95 5,499.95
Nikon 200mm f/2G ED VR II 5,999.95 5,699.95
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 1,049.95 949.95
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR 1,299.95 1,099.95
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G 1,699.95 1,599.95
Nikon 35mm f/1.4G 1,799.95 1,699.95
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G 499.95 479.95
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR 599.95 499.95
Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR 17,899.95 16,299.95
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR 2,699.95 2,299.95
Nikon 58mm f/1.4G 1,699.95 1,599.95
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED 599.95 529.95
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR 899.95 699.95
Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR 11,999.95 11,199.95
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED 599.95 649.95

New November price drops on DSLR combos:

Description Old price New price
Nikon D610 with 24-85mm VR lens 2,599.95 2,499.95
Nikon D610 with 28-300 VR lens 3,049.95 2,949.95
Nikon D610 with 24-85 & 70-300mm VR lenses 3,249.95 3,059.95
Nikon D810 with 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens 4,599.95 4,399.95
Nikon D810 with 35mm, 50mm & 85mm f/1.8G lenses 4,999.95 4,909.95
Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens 3,599.95 3,399.95
Nikon D750 with 35mm, 50mm & 85mm f/1.8G lenses 3,999.95 3,909.95

Adorama currently has a "flash sale" on some Nikon cameras:


Here are few more Nikon deals:

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