Refurbished Nikon deals: $1,000 off on the new 24-70mm f/2.8E lens

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Several new deals on refurbished Nikon gear, the best one being a refurbished Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E lens (new version) for $1,399 ($1,000.95 or 41% off).

New: the refurbished Nikon D7200 is now $779 (new low price).

There are several other Nikkor lenses with good discounts - see this page for more info. Here are the direct links:

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  • Oh wow… should I do this???

    • There were only 3 pieces, all gone in just few seconds after I posted this… this was a really good price – almost half price. Check the other links I posted, they still have few good deals.

      • Probably for the best. I’m happy with my 24-70 (non-VR), and $1400, while a good deal for this, is also a lot of diapers… I’ll just keep repeating that, anyway.

      • TO-DOUG

        Admin, if there were only 3 pieces to start with, your report was actionable by only a few, and therefore irrelevant to almost your entire readership. And it definitely wasn’t a rumour. Just sayin’…

        • There are plenty of other good deals on that page. Often retailers put just a small number of units available and after they sold out, a new batch is available.

      • Alan LaBaff

        You are so right because I check for some real deals, ready to buy & it showed not available, I was hurt buy not being able to get one @ the sale price. I decided to write to buydig.com & they replied that they would get more in Stock, it hasn’t happen yet but I’ll keep looking!!

  • Aldo

    gone? says not available… the 24-70 vr …damn

    • yes, they went really fast

    • Wade Marks

      That was a great deal.

  • Stormy Llama

    Bait and switch, classic spam.

    • Not really, they just had few pieces that sold out right after my post – I watched the inventory go down.

      • Brian

        Are they Official Nikon Dealer?

        • Yes, of course they are – listed under Beach Camera:

          http://cdn-6.nikon-cdn.com/where-to-buy/nikon_img_auth_dealers.pdf

          and this is exactly my point, this is not bait and switch, this is a legit store that gets a lot of refurbished Nikon gear and have the best prices.

          • Jorge

            BEACH CAMERA is in no way, shape or form a legitimate camera shop! Are you kidding me? Brooklyn & Perth Amboy NJ Scumbags based on THOUSANDS of complaints. Look them up

            • Ryan Mac

              Wrong

      • Stormy Llama

        Not really!? So if I punch you in the face and I said I didn’t do it, so using your logic it never really happened.

        • Spy Black

          I see you’re really upset that you couldn’t buy one if the three available lenses that were on sale…

          • Stormy Llama

            Nice straw-man, my point is purely spam related. Just in case your a little slow.

            • Spy Black

              Spam is great with cream cheese, what’s your objection?

            • Stormy Llama

              The pork

        • I am not sure I understand your comment.

          • TwoStrayCats

            Consider yourself lucky and write this one off.

    • This is not bait and switch neither it is spam – obviously you don’t understand how Nikon is selling their refurbished items.

      • Stormy Llama

        This wasn’t about Nikon.

    • Tilden Buttersack

      Are you implying kickbacks from Beach Camera?

  • Firebrand

    Lol… D40 for $300, even with a lens.. that’ s a complete joke. It should be $150 best; otherwise just get a refurb’ed D3300 for $350 (even $399), with lens as well, of course. Insanely better.

    Honestly, though — there’s probably no better “camera for your grandmother”….. who can’t resize photos. 6mp will be perfect for her. Flash on, all the time, or perfect daylight. Photos from the D40 will be fantastic and just the right size with no complexity for granny.

    • You forgot that CCD sensor… Leica people are crazy about CCD sensors and you cannot get them anymore.

      • Spy Black

        Aren’t they also good for removing the IR filter and using as IR cameras? I think that’s also handy for astro work for some reason.

        • Firebrand

          That USED to be the case, when people were basically otherwise going for a D70 (good lord, this was a long time ago). Today, you are far better to select among some of the Mirrorless cameras on the market. Keep in mind, mirrorless sells as refurbished and on discount too!

        • nwcs

          You remove the filter for astro for two simple reasons: capturing UV/OIII light and H-alpha light. Both are barely (or not at all) captured by the stock cut off filter installed. That’s where a great deal of nebulosity is emitted.

          • Spy Black

            I guess my comment was somewhat nebulous (pun intended), I meant CCD was more desirable than CMOS, with or without the IR filter removed.

      • Firebrand

        Hey, that’s right. Forgot about that. Even the D40X abandoned it, didn’t it? Still… I have no idea why anyone would care about that unless they are concerned with… what..? Flash sync speeds or something..? Was there any other benefit?

        • No, just nostalgia 🙂

          • Firebrand

            It was quite a trick — my friend had a D40, and I had a D700, and we were both “newbies” and just learning (of course, I had to buy “the best”, which is why I’m on this site as a gearhead, and she’s not). But somehow, magically, popup flash enabled, her photos were always perfectly exposed, crisp, and looking nice. Every damn time! Drove me crazy, until I learned how to use RAW! haha

            • Michiel953

              What’s the connection between shooting RAW (and enabled pop-up flash) and correct exposure?

              Anyway, iirc the D700 has a P setting…

            • Firebrand

              It was a timeline of understanding. By the time I understood RAW (re: by the time i understood advanced digital photography in general), I understood exposure. I’m assuming that most people learn these things at the same time these days, even if in film days it was unrelated. But in digital the jump to RAW is a clear marker of understanding.

            • Michiel953

              I’ve learned my photography skills many many years ago. Manual 35mm film cameras, the first ones without an exposure meter. Aperture, shutterspeed, film sensitivity, meter read out and what you make of that reading.

              Basic skills that will always be with me.

            • Firebrand

              Wish I had had a mentor when I was learning, but unfortunately, learning later in life, and post film, I really abused the “P” mode and stunted my growth. I know better now. 🙂

            • I love the look of CCD sensors… at base ISO 🙂

        • Colours. CCD colours are (supposed) to be better than CMOS. Even MF backs resisted coming over to CMOS for a long time because of this.

          • Firebrand

            The D40 did have particularly nice colors compared to CMOS sensors of the time. But i think, probably, things have changed quite a bit.

      • Patrick

        I got consistently better color, and in particular, better custom white balance from my D40 than my D7000. Also auto focus was more accurate.

        • John Albino

          That AF “accuracy” may have been more perception than reality. Lots of images that looked sharp and in crisp focus on –say– a D100 or D40 (both 6MP) — wouldn’t pass muster with same technique/same lens etc.on –say– a D810 at 36MP… or even with the “only” 16MP of the D7000… Just sayin’…:)

      • TwoStrayCats

        I leica most people, but I Cmos of the things they don’t.

    • Mike

      When my son turned 7 a few years ago I got him a used D40 (7000 shutter clicks) for $150. It came with 2 batteries and two 4GB SD cards. I figured even if he fired the shutter all day, it would only be 4 GB of 6mp pics. We’ve done stop motion Lego movies using that thing. It’s great.

  • outkasted

    Faaaaaaaarrrrrqqqqq.. The Olympics must be finished.

  • Zenettii

    Would be nice if the rest of the world got a chance as these refurb’d deals instead of it all sitting in Trump-land.

    • TO-DOUG

      Refurbished deals are available in Canada — and we are definitely not in Trump-land! I bought a Nikon D600 that was refurbished by Nikon Canada and sold at very deep discount. But I assume that it was actually totally new and unused. It also came with free shutter replacement and senor cleaning. Great deal!

      • KnightPhoto

        Where do you find re-furb in Canada? Would love some of these deals on cameras we see out of the USA.

        • TO-DOUG

          You can find refurbished items occasionally at Henry’s online site, and also at Amazon(dot)ca. Amazon(dot)ca also has Warehouse Deals that include “used” cameras or lenses that are described as having very minor marks on them, or the box. You need to compare those prices to new; some are really good deals, others not so much. I ordered a Nikon 35mm f/18 FX lens that way and it looks pristine to me. The box had a cut mark, so that’s likely why it was sold as used. And it came with a Nikon 1 year international warranty.

          • KnightPhoto

            Thanks Doug!

      • Zenettii

        Yep you are lucky on both fronts, but that’s still north America. Keep seeing lots of deals in the America’s but very rare in Europe, instead we just get increases in prices.

      • TwoStrayCats

        They used a Mexican guy to clean the camera?

        • CERO

          as a Mexican, I laughed at the SENOR cleaning and your comment.

    • doge

      You’ll be in Trump-land soon. Less than 3 months and counting.

      • Zenettii

        what mumbling on about?

      • nwcs

        Too bad there isn’t a third party with a viable candidate. All of them are terrible.

        • Neopulse

          And Johnson/Weld is bad why?

          • John Albino

            Gary Johnson was on “Morning Joe” (MSNBC) the other day, and was asked a question about Aleppo (Syria). He had a confused look on his face and asked, “What is Aleppo?” Apparently foreign affairs isn’t very much in his wheelhouse. I liked the idea of Johnson/Weld but recent events and comments bring to question exactly how Libertarian IS Gary Johnson after all. (Answer: Probably not much.)

            • Neopulse

              Sorry John, but if you’re gonna base his place in the oval office based on an answer he didn’t answer off the bat and yet later did answer it accordingly then you are completely devoid of mistakes or errors in answering any questions in your life. Sorry, but he is definitely much more qualified than any of the other candidates by far. You have a corrupt politician (although nothing stuck legally) and another who has no idea what he is going to do when in office and has never even run for public office in his life with both sides of Congress alienating him.

              So yeah, I guess if you are basing one minor mistake from a candidate, then how do you get around to voting for who? Do you keep tally? And yes he is libertarian despite being an elected Republican in a Democratic state. And you probably don’t know what a libertarian is then if you question it like that and answer yourself. “…but recent events and comments bring to question how Libertarian IS Gary Johnson after all?” Being more fiscally conservative than Republicans and socially liberal more than Democrats is quite the Libertarian principle if you didn’t know. Which is essentially like, don’t overspend like idiots and fall into more debt while screwing the economy over and don’t infringe onto my freedoms. Simple as that.

          • nwcs

            Because none of the candidates champion the causes I believe in, them included.

            • Neopulse

              You piqued my interest. What causes do you believe in?

            • nwcs

              I would share but this really isn’t the place. But thank you for your curiosity.

            • Neopulse

              Eh you do have a point. It’s not common to see someone think or search for something that isn’t seen in most mainstream media.

            • Carleton Foxx

              With circulation, viewership, and ad revenues continuing to fall, there’s no such thing as “mainstream media” anymore.
              Everything is pretty much a niche. Ironically, the biggest media outlets are probably Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, but they would never admit to being mainstream. The media world is upside down now, it’s no wonder everything is so complicated.

          • Tilden Buttersack

            What’s Aleppo?

    • TwoStrayCats

      Excellent. You’ve managed to hijack a thread, right off the bat, with one, hyphenated word.

  • 1741

    What’s the reliability like of refurbished cameras an lenses as i’ve never had any luck with other refurbished (as new) electronics of the few i’ve bought, all had to go back faulty

    • Kyle

      I’ve got a refurb 7200 and 70-200 vr2. Both looked brand new. The lens is over 2 years old now. The camera about 8 months. Both excellent. No issues.

    • CERO

      perhaps it has to do with the company you’re buying refurbished from.
      Some can say “store refurbirshed” instead of “factory refurbished”. which is pretty different.

    • dclivejazz

      I bought a refurbed 70-300 from Nikon that crapped out shortly after the 90 day warranty ended. The AF motor failed.

  • TwoStrayCats

    I’d like a nice refurbed 70-200. My old 80-200 is tired, although she’s still sweet.

  • JFL

    Why do you continue to punish your readers publishing so-called deals from this trash retailer? Buy Dig is an abysmal operation. Bait, switch, ignore, don’t even answer their 800 #. Please stop already — you are losing enormous credibility with your readership.

    • You have two comments and they are both complaining about BuyDig. Obviously you had a bad experience. BuyDig is an authorized Nikon dealer and they have the best refurbished Nikon prices online. Hundred, many even thousands of NR readers have taken advantage of those deals over the years and I will continue to post them here on the blog because this is what I do – you are free to skip the posts you don’t like.

      • Nikon User

        My D70 with SB800 was bought from buydig I think in 2004 (not sure about the year but I think 3 years before d300 came out). I believe at that time Nikon didn’t control the prices and the camera with the lens was about few hundred dollars less than MRSP. my sb800 was also less than $300. That flash is still strong. Since then have bought many items from them without any problems.

        • Yes, Nikon has very tough dealers rules and they will not keep anyone as a dealer if they do shady business.

          • JFL

            Do you realize Buy Dig is still advertising today via pop-up ads the refurb 24-70E at the same $1,399 (-41%)? They were gone after three units sold, what, 48 hours ago? This is par for the course. Beyond shady.

            • Yes, because you googled it or visited the site – this is Google, not BuyDig.

  • Hugh D. Payens

    Why do links like the Nikon 24-70/2.8 state $1299 and the link takes you to Adorama and the price is $1799? We don’t appreciate bait and switch tactics. Nikon Rumors loses credibility and your sponsers should take note. I don’t trust your advertisers.

    • So you come to this post 3 months later when obviously the deal is already long gone and you complain?

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