Big price drop on refurbished Nikon lenses

Adorama dropped the price on many of their refurbished Nikkor lenses - in some instances up to $2,000 off (compare with the prices from March 1st)

Refurbished Nikon gear is sold at: AmazonB&HAdoramaeBayCameta Camera and BuyDig.

Refurbished Nikon gear comes with a 90 days warranty.

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  • VanHoff

    The PC-E lenses and the 85 1.8G are the interesting choices here.

  • DieMusik

    Oh man, I totally dig the 24 PC-E…

  • shawn anderson

    Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G link is to the non VR version

    • Aldo

      Bait n switch!

      • harvey

        only bait and switch if you can’t read.

        • shawn anderson

          They had “VR” in the link, it’s now removed. Ninja edited.

          • Yes, I fixed the typo.

    • Kamal

      Yes. It is not the VR version. It would have been nice if it was the VR version. The price for the refurbished 24-70 non VR has been $1349 for more than 4 months. Waiting to dip more with new Nikon lens announcement.

    • KnightPhoto

      there was only one “G” version of the 24-70 – the NON-VR lens. The VR version is known as an “E” lens not a “G” lens… therefore anytime you see 24-70G or 24-70E you know immediately what they are.

      Elsewhere in the lens lineup lenses are likewise listed as either “G” or “E”. E.g. 600G vs. 600E, the latter is the Fluorite one, the former was the first of the “VR” Nikon 600mm.

      • shawn anderson

        They had “VR” in the link, it’s now removed

  • Considering Nikon’s current state of turmoil, it should offer a 100% discount on all of its products.

    • Eric Calabros

      What turmoil?

    • Aldo

      I heard canon was buying nikon

    • Wesley

      Yawn zzz…

  • Coastalconn

    Wow, who knew you could still get the 600 F4 DII refurbished? It went out of production like a decade ago..

  • Keith Calvin Leong

    The 400 2.8e is a bargain there, it is truly a wonderful piece of art!

  • Spy Black

    Maybe I’ll pick up a 600 to put on my J4…

  • yepits me

    90 days warranty…NOT

  • Aldo

    Im waiting for the one hundred dollar discount on the 800mm 5.6g to buy it…

  • I can understand why a body might be refurbished but why all the lenses? Are that many customers sending their lenses back because they don’t like them or because they are are simply broken.

    • PhotoJoe55

      Many times they were Demo products, but unsatisfied customers supply the majority of lenses that show up (as) Refurbished.
      Btw, Refurbished, doesn’t mean that it’s been disassembled, just that it has been checked, and if any parts were found to be faulty, they should’ve been changed. I have sent back the last few Refurbs. that I bought from them. One was a Flash that was’t even cleaned, (Really Filthy!) it became my final Refurb. purchase!

  • PhotoJoe55

    Nikon’s web prices on refurbished gear has always been too high, and their occasional 10% off sales, just put them close to the dealer’s prices. With their current state of affairs, one would think that many of their prices would be adjusted. If Nikon & Canon haven’t noticed, recently more and more shooters are now using Fujifilm, Sony and Olympus too!

  • Carleton Foxx

    Cool, but could someone explain why Nikon is still selling older manual focus lenses like the 28mm 2.8? Do any of them provide outstanding quality for video? Or are they just for people who still shoot Nikon film cameras?

    • Aldo

      Some of those lenses get ‘declicked’ and used for video… according to some people they provide a very special rendering… plus the focus ring and built quality are superb.

    • Joshua Boldt

      Nikon actually still sells new film cameras and old Nikon film cameras are selling like hotcakes right now — the F3HP I was going to buy for $150 a couple years ago is up around $350 for a decent one now. Manual focus is insanely easy with a lot of film cameras because of the focusing screens they use, so it’s not that big of a deal to shoot manual. Having the aperture ring lets you use it on any f-mount camera or f-mount adapter, whereas you can’t use G lens on any camera since it is stuck at one aperture.

      You can use older lenses on modern cameras too. I use my old Nikon lenses on my D810. You just go into the menus and tell the D810 what the focal length and widest aperture of the lens is and it does the math and exposed correctly. It even knows what aperture you have it set to because the camera has a feeler that feels where the ring is set.

      It is also a nice way of getting a great lens much cheaper than it’s G counterpart. I got this 50mm f/1.2 lens for only $650 bucks on sale. It is truly fantastic on all my old and new Nikon cameras.

      Buying these has the same appeal that Rokinon lenses (and their clones) have — cheap, but decent quality and wide apertures if you are willing to sacrifice auto focus. You can get into Sony full frame for $1300 with a great $300 Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 and a $1000 Sony A7, and that lens is freaking beautiful on that camera… almost makes me feel dumb for paying like $5000 for my D810 and Nikon 85mm f/1.4, but that was way before the Rokinon had come out and the price had gone down on the older A7.

  • Now some of them have come down to good price levels. I.e. good msrp price levels.

  • TwoStrayCats

    I almost bought a 14-24 just a few minutes ago – until I got to the very end of the process and saw that Nikon was charging California tax on it. The heck with that. I’ll wait for a deal from B & H

  • Pat Mann

    B&H currently shows no Nikon refurbished.
    Correction – search from link above shows none. Search from B&H used site shows two only.

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