Nikon instant rebates will be extended but without the pro bodies and lenses

The Nikon instant rebates in the US will be extended again, but as expected this time they will exclude all pro DSLR bodies and lenses produced in Japan (the D300s is produced in Thailand):

  • Nikon DSLRs included in the new instant rebate program: D3000, D3100, D5000, D90, D7000 and D300s.
  • Lenses included in the new instant rebate program: Nikkor 55-200mm, Nikkor 55-300mm, Nikkor 70-300mm, Nikkor 85mm Micro, Nikkor 18-200mm VRII.
  • There will be also new Coolpix rebates (P7000 will be included).

The different body+lens combinations will save you up to $200 (compared to $400 before). The new Nikon instant rebates program will run from March 27 - April 30, 2011. I will post the detailed combination break down on Monday.

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  • Matt

    No 10-24 makes me a sad Nikon panda. 🙁

    • Iris Chrome

      Which is strange since the 10-24mm is made in China.

  • venancio

    no rebate for 12-24mm and 16-85mm VR will make a tiger blooded nikoneer sad, too…

  • Anonimouse

    None of these particular rebates appeal to me, but given the recent circumstances, I’d say that this is certainly better than nothing! Kudos to Nikon for still offering instant rebates during these difficult times.

  • Are you implying the D7000 and all its greatness is not a pro body?! : O

    • Nikon considers only the D300s, D700 and D3s/x pro bodies (you need to own one of those in order to be a NPS member).

      • PiXLPeeper

        If not mistaken, the D7000 also qualifies as a body accepted towards an NPS membership!

  • hybris

    anybody knows is there is any rebates in eu?

    guess not

    • broxibear

      Hi hybris,
      You don’t get these type of rebates in Europe, you only get special offers and sales from the retailer themselves…I’m not sure if you get rebates like these in any other country outside the U.S. ?
      Which part of Europe are you in ?

      • hybris

        hi boxi
        and admin
        thx for interest

        i live in denmark or is often in sweeden

        i hope they put som rabate on the d7000 i will soon bite the bullit and by one.
        actually i was waiting for the d800 but it seems that my hair gets gray before the get that sucker kicked outta the factury

    • there are some Nikon discounts going on in Europe, see here:

      • broxibear

        The UK one isn’t quite as it seems, you don’t actually get £40 cashback with a D3100, what you get is a “Nikon Cashback Prepaid Visa Card” which gives you £40 off any future Nikon products you might buy… as long as that retailer accepts Visa ?

        • R762mm

          It doesn’t have to be Nikon products, you can buy anything from anywhere as long as they accept those types of credit cards.

          • broxibear

            Oh ok, thanks for the information R762mm.

  • Giovanni-bg

    This it can means that likely D400 release will not be delayed because Eearthquake events as other Pro Body update?

    • WoutK89

      It doesnt say anything as this USA only.

    • Zim

      I hope it is soon before I spend all my money on gasoline!

  • Not a surprise.

  • FX DX

    I am glad that I bought 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200 II in January and saved a $1000. I had to buy a D7000 with it to get a discount. I have since sold the D7000 to a friend and patiently waiting for a new FX body. In the mean time, my D90 is serving me well.

  • Mock Kenwell

    Sending positive energy to Sendai. Need full frame and prices to drop back to pre-tsunami sea levels. Internal budget increase coming & don’t want to have to buy more Mk IIs.

    • broxibear

      Hi Mock Kenwell,
      From what I’m hearing and reading the earthquake consequences on the photographic industryt will start to bite by mid April.
      Retailers might put their prices up but that becomes irrelevant if they don’t have any stock. Many of them had items back ordered months before the earthquake, those waiting for ordered higher end lenses like the 85mm f/1.4G won’t see them for along time…unless they want to pay a premium on ebay?
      Around £1300 was the UK price for a Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G before the earthquake. How much would someone pay for a new one now (not grey import, full warranty) knowing it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get one from a retailer until Dec or even next year?… £1500, £1800…£2000 ?
      (no I don’t have a 85mm f/1.4G for sale lol)
      The same goes for other higher end Nikon products…the back orders alone are going to cause hold ups.
      Lets play devil’s advocate for a moment.
      You’re a retailer, you’ve got a business to run, you have 2 new 85mm f/1.4G in stock…do you sell them at the normal price to the first 2 people who walk through the door?, or do you wait a month, watch the prices rocket and then put them on ebay and make the most profit you can ?
      Personally?…I’d put them on ebay…business is business.

      • Mock Kenwell

        Broxibear, you paint a very logical, albeit cynical scenario. However, most pro shops that have the 85mm f/1.4 to sell are catering to pros, and therefore rely a great deal on their reputation, sense of fair play and customer service. If a retailer starts to arbitrarily jack up prices in the manner you suggest, he plays a dangerous game. When it all comes back, and it will, I personally would seek other avenues if they presented themselves. Loyalty is a two-way street, and a virtue that is still capable of confounding even the most jaded forms of capitalism.

        • broxibear

          Hi Mock Kenwell,
          I think the loyalty point has gone, there are next to no small family run photographic retailers left here in the UK, just last month one of the best Nikon professional dealers in London went bust
          You’d be surprised at the numbers of amateurs and enthusiasts who own the AF-S 85mm f/1.4G…it’s next to impossible to find in stock anywhere in the UK. If someone really wants a lens that nobody else has then I think they’ll pay the premium…just like they do for cars or any other product.
          The news this morning of the radioactivity levels at Fukushima’s nuclear plant being 10 million times the usual isn’t going to help.

          • Mock Kenwell

            Well, there are still local shops here in the U.S., and they rely greatly on the relationships they establish. Price gouging this far beyond “usual” pricing (albeit within the MSRP) would definitely run the risk of queering that delicate relationship.

  • Clyde Gortari
    • Clyde Gortari

      Sorry I didn’t see that the offer expires today.

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