Next Nikon rebate program will include again pro DSLRs and lenses

The next Nikon instant rebate program will start on October 16th, 2011 and will again include pro lenses like the 24-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8. You will be eligible for instant savings if you purchase a lens and a new Nikon D7000, D300s, D700 or D3s body. Few months ago Nikon removed all pro level equipment from their current rebate program and now it seems that they are bringing them back. October 16th is also the date when Nikon will start enforcing their new pricing policy in the US.

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  • Jabs


    So Nikon is indeed ‘lining up the ducks’ and getting set for a monster release schedule.

    I wonder what will the second body be and also what additional lenses will be released between now and the 2012 Olympics?

    • Crocodilo

      So, the “ducks” are supposed to be… us?

      • Jabs



        Yeah – us or their competition.

        Getting things put in place properly before a massive rollout is what I was thinking, but you seem to imply that we are the suckers, so LOL.

        Crapshoot and all too – yeah.

        • Andrew

          No. Us, not you. Crocodiles eat ducks.

  • Don

    You would think they would make the big announcement before the rebate rollout. What good will it do to include the D700 if the dealers are out of stock?

    • Jabs

      If they made a big announcement first, then nobody would buy the now left over existing gear.

      That is why we have rumors and rumor web site like this.

      Get rid of the last of the existing gear and then bedazzle them with the announced new gear and then ka-ching – collect da money!

      It’s a Business – right?

      • By that logic, there should have been a D700 replacement every year for the last 4 years.

  • Jesse G

    I already have a D700 and a 24-70. If they want my money they need to release something new that I didn’t know I couldn’t live without.

  • Up $#!t’s creek

    new lenses here i come!!

  • Let’s hope this will be extended to the D800. I have my eye on some new glass.

  • SoftonDemand

    Do you think I can get a 24-70 with a brand new D800??

    • R R

      I am actually saving for a new Computer to go with my new D800.. cause I know my current one is just gonna die handling those 36 MP Raw Files.. 🙁

      Macintosh here I come! (nikon could you be so kind of including a Mac rebate when you a buy a D800?)

  • Leon Guibs

    Is this available worldwide?

    • chris

      Im hoping Canada gets a discount too… well our d700 is already cheaper but cheaper the better! haha

  • Francis

    Does that means Nikon is increasing the price starting on 16th, but at the same time
    give you rebates when purchase new gears with lenses to go along? So at the end
    we will be paying just the same amount as we would paid today??

    • Don

      Yeah, but you will feel so much better about it.

  • Chris

    Canon gives discounts on their lenses without having to buy a camera body. GET WITH IT NIKON!

  • juicebox81

    D700 is available at Adorama… (and was available at Amazon) for 2700. Should I get that? or wait for a D800 for $4,000…. with no big name retailer discount. DAMNIT.

    • BartyL

      Buy the D700. Take one photo of yourself holding the D700 so that you can say, “I used to own one of those!”. Then sell the camera to me for AU$2000. This will then give you $2000 toward the D800, so instead of finding $4000 you will already be halfway there. There you go, decision made, maths done. No need to thank me.

  • RogerT

    How can they offer rebates on the D300s and D700 which are unavailable and out of stock everywhere? I thought they were getting replaced or is that just a empty wish on my part. 🙁

  • M!

    all in it, it is not a good deal… unless you are in for an older body.
    obviously they want to clear the old stocks and make room for the D800.
    i guess those who want a D3S is still in good shape.

  • sictransit

    So where would I have to buy a d7000 to get a rebate on it? Is B&H an option?

  • Max Archer

    Great, right after I bought a D3s last week.

    Oh well, I already have a 70-200 and a 24-70, and $100 or whatever off of a 16-35 isn’t that big of a deal, I guess.

  • In my small town, there is only one camera store. They sell their pro equipment ABOVE full retail price. And have been for years. (so, everybody just buys off the internet)

    So will Nikon enforce the MSRP rule on them, and not let them sell higher that full price?

    • That’s a good point, my local Nikon dealer is the same way. It seems that this issue is not addressed in the new Nikon policy (based on the leaked emails).

  • Brian

    This rebate thingie perplexes me.

    The logic to buy a D7000 (to go with a D700, body only, buy today, if I didn’t have a DX body) is strong based on the potential supply pipeline disruption due to the flooding at the Thailand factory.

    OK, so I might save $100 over the new MAP via buying now at Amazon vs. B&H.
    Do I need it? Not really. (D200 and S5)

    In regard to the other stuff:
    Rebates for those kit lenses-do I need any of those kit lenses? Hell no.
    Pro lenses? Already have.

    For Nikon’s committed pro level customers who are heavily invested in their system, where will the demand come from that hasn’t already been satisfied?

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