New US rebates: Nikon D500, D750 and D810 now with a free battery grip again



Nikon just introduced some new rebates in the US for the D500, D750 and D810 - all three cameras now come with a free battery grip and a small accessory bundle.

Nikon D500

Nikon D750

Nikon D810

The above rebates are valid through June 3rd. Some other Nikon deals:

Refurbished Nikon lenses:

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  • Nikon D3400 two lens kit (refurbished) for $379.95… I mean come on, can you get a better camera for this price?

    • Eric Calabros

      No, but for people brainwashed by Sony marketing its not a cool and technologically advanced tool 🙂

      • This is how Nikon makes their money. They have to figure out how sell this to everyone that uses Instagram (700 million people).

        • Eric Calabros

          Without a built-in Insta app and direct access to the internet, I don’t know why those 700 million people should care

          • Yes, this is what Nikon has to figure out.

            • sickheadache

              Peter Call The President of Nikon…Akihiro Nikon …here is his number….BR-549. U can help them all, by calling.

            • Photo Guy

              I thought his number was 867-5309. Call and ask for his secretary – Jenny.

            • Allan

              Oh, g-d. I am old. I got the reference.

            • Photo Guy

              Couldn’t resist after the Juniior Samples – Hee-Haw reference. And I am old since Hee-Haw started in the 60’s.

            • sickheadache

              No…I thought it was …BR-549 and ask for Jr. Samples.

            • Photo Guy

              You are correct on BR-549. The other number is a reference to another song by the group Tommy Tutone in 1989.

            • you mean slap bitch….oh wait….

          • Wade Marks

            Eric is correct. Problem is that no dedicated camera will be able to compete with the smartphone for ease of use and convenience.

            People carry their smartphones everywhere. A camera, no matter how small, will still be a second item to carry, so less convenient.

            For the rest of the equation, cameras would need a cellular connection…not going to happen. Try asking people to pay a monthly fee for a cellular connection on their camera…plus you would have battery drain.

            Snapbridge is actually a good idea…if the camera cannot have internet, then have it always be connected to smartphone… but need to be implemented properly. Which brings me to…

            In order for camera companies to solve this puzzle as best they can, they need great software and the processor power inside the camera to run it. Those are high hurdles for companies without any real expertise in these fields. For instance, they don’t have the software expertise of a company like Apple, nor do they have the luxury of running their own custom designed ARM processor like Apple.

            It’s tough for any camera company today. Most people just want the quickest and easiest solution to make a snapshot. That’s what has always been true. But now you have smartphones and the quick and easy cameras are no longer needed. And smartphone cameras will only get better.

            • Allan

              “People carry their smartphones everywhere. A camera, no matter how small, will still be a second item to carry, so less convenient. …

              … It’s tough for any camera company today. Most people just want the quickest and easiest solution to make a snapshot. That’s what has always been true. But now you have smartphones and the quick and easy cameras are no longer needed. And smartphone cameras will only get
              better.”

              Well said.

              I would add that I think most people are satisfied with the quality of their smartphone pictures.

              I think the war for the low end photo market has been lost to the smartphones. The camera companies need to concentrate on the mid level and high end market. This is actually what Nikon recently said.

            • T.I.M

              My wife is crazy about cellphones but she enjoy (to my surprise) her new D3400!
              I think the “reflex” view have something magic that phones and mirrorless cameras will never match.

            • What a cheap-o. Why didn’t you buy her that new D400?

            • T.I.M

              She wanted a red one, D400 is not released yet, and she got 2 good lenses (more important).

            • Allan

              You have a good wife. You bought her a nice gift and she wants to make you happy.

            • Allan

              “I think the “reflex” view have something magic that phones and mirrorless cameras will never match.”

              I agree.
              That’s a perspicacious observation. The joy of taking a photo starts by first looking through the viewfinder.

            • decentrist

              “Most people just want the quickest and easiest solution to make a snapshot”……as most folks take the path of least resistance in everything they do.

            • Most people? Unless tackling the obstacle is a source of entertainment, pretty much all people.

              I’ve surmounted the challenge of uploading images to my computer by pulling out a card, sticking it in a badly designed adapter, waiting, waiting, and then waiting for backups to complete before erasing the card, and sometimes ending up with multiple copies of the same photo or multiple photos with the same file name for no apparent reason. I have surmounted this challenge, it doesn’t count as aerobic exercise and it has lost all entertainment value.

            • decentrist

              hyperbole much?

            • No hyperbole at all. What planet are you from? When I take a photo on a smart phone the photo is there (with GPS tags and everything). The next morning, it’s in the cloud with no work on my part. I am not a professional photographer with assistants and significant time to devote to managing my photos. I have a backlog of thousands of photos sitting in triage directories. My D7000 has started recycling file names because it is stuck on DOS-era 8.3 file naming conventions. If I want to clear up a couple of cards I need to set aside an evening.

            • KnightPhoto

              You really should investigate Photo Mechanic. Best and most flexible ingest, culling, mass renaming, etc. tool out there. Well worth it!

            • I’ll take a look, thanks for the suggestion. A desktop app without the bloat of Lightroom (or the constant sign-ins and updates) would be a godsend.

            • But why should the high end market live with shitty software and connectivity. Why can I take a photo with my iPhone and immediately tweak it in any number of superb photo editing tools and then share it online, but when I use a high end camera I need to pull out a bunch of cables and a laptop? I can buy zeiss primes specifically designed for the iPhone now — Winter is coming for the camera makers and they need to figure out what they’re good at and what they’re not good at, double down on the first and stop trying to do the second.

            • decentrist

              You aren’t the guy to buy. Be happy with your cellphone. It’s the Swiss Army knife for the masses.

            • I’d rather improve my tool than be a tool.

            • Allan

              Agree.

            • Robert Krasser

              Exactly! Any camera is the 2nd item. Therefore there need to be a enourmous advantage to carry a addidional camera.
              Since I saw the photoreportage “Kumbh Mela shot with an Iphone” on the big screen 24×8 meters at the visa-photofestival in Perpignan I am convinced that the advantages getting very small. Therfore the focus on speed, duration, flexibility, reliebility for a big camera is essential.

            • decentrist

              Cellphone cameras are are like McDonalds ….visual gutfill, acceptable,easy to consume, requires little to no effort or thought..

            • If it’s painful it must be good?

            • decentrist

              Define pain. Your threshold sounds like 3 people in front of you at Starbucks.

            • In this case, I define pain as wasting time on non-decision tasks because someone else didn’t do their job. Time I could spend doing something else. E.g. I’d rather be rating and tweaking images than moving them around. I’d rather rate an image once and then not have to rate it again. I’m a user interface engineer; for twenty-five years I’ve been fighting against dialogs that ask you to confirm an action you can undo, type in your name when the program already asked for your name, and so on. Cameras are like a giant steaming cesspit of offenses against my professional sensibility 🙂

            • decentrist

              Your whole argument descends into a flaming ball of feces when you consider the output of your camera of choice. Convenience trumps quality would have sufficed. Enjoy your Egg McMuffin.

            • My argument is that I want the software and connectivity of a smartphone and the quality of a high-end camera, and there’s an obvious way to get this that no major camera vendor has earnestly pursued. How has this been trumped?

              By the way, I agree with many of the things you post, and when I disagree I try to stay civil.

            • decentrist

              It’s not their core strength. Camera companies are not hyper iterating consumer electronics companies, or have you noticed? The battle was waged with point and shoot cameras. That’s your cellphone….a $700.00 point and shoot that tells you where to get good sushi.

            • EXACTLY, it’s not their core strength!

              They need to recognize this and account for it. I.e. rather than go their own way building shitty user-facing software or trying to rediscover how to do wireless connectivity, get out of the way of the people that do this really well and concentrate on their core strengths (sensor design, image-processing, camera ergonomics, optics).

              BTW have you noticed, Apple iterates more slowly on its devices than its competitors (and Nikon for that matter) and always has? There’s a reason Apple is Apple and Huawei is Huawei.

            • Right which is why they need to replace their camera backs with smartphone docks and leverage the expertise of Apple and Google and Samsung rather than fight a losing battle.

            • ipdouglas

              I do not have a phone? How weird am I?

          • Allan

            +1

          • They need to have that direct access to the Internet. Work out a deal with Verizon, AT&T and non-US carriers to have a $10/mo. data plan for the camera, or include it with your regular plan. It can’t be THAT hard. (While they’re at it, how about a Nikon phone? :-))

            • No-one wants to pay another smartphone plan. We want to use the one we already have.

            • Well for sure, if you already have one. I just meant if you didn’t, or you need to have a higher capacity plan. Either way…

        • Chris

          The same happened decades ago while Nikon had no idea how to promote its large format lens in US market. B2B and B2C are just too different.

          • Thom Hogan

            Yep. Every time Nikon thinks they’re a consumer company, they fail and retrench.

        • Thom Hogan

          Well, one would be to fix SnapBridge. Two would be downsize it some more. Three would be to actually have a real marketing/advertising campaign.

          • Carleton Foxx

            I would be happy if they just put the damn manuals in ePub format. I’m going blind trying to read the PDFs on my phone screen.

          • Chewbacca

            I just received a Nikon promotion email. It was titled, Share The Moment Mother’s Day Sales Event. It had a D5500 listed and next moved on to the D750, D500 and D810 kits.
            I completely agree about some marketing changes being needed because I don’t know one friend or family member who would be contemplating anything like this purchase anymore. These cameras aren’t really capable of easily sharing anything which makes it even more of a head scratcher.

        • Horshack

          Here would be my plan:

          1) Open up the camera platform to third-party developers. Nikon doesn’t do software well – this solves that problem for near zero cost. The solutions for social-media integrations would come fast and furious.

          2) Put a smartphone holder on the back of the camera. This solves multiple problems – first, it reduces the number of devices you have to “carry” from 2 to 1. Second, it provides a better screen for interacting with the camera (touchscreen) and viewing photos. Third, it brings the bluetooth transmitter closer to the camera for faster, more reliable uploads. Fourth, it ties the essential nature of the smartphone to the unessential nature of the camera.

          3) Marketing campaign where they hire the top Instagrammers to use Nikon cameras, making sure to feature the camera in their photos.

          • Thom Hogan

            I first wrote about #1 in 2008. I presented that idea to Nikon executives in 2010. Guess it ain’t happening.
            I wrote about a variation of #2 in 2009. DxO is the only one that’s come close to the idea.
            You’d think that #3 would be a no brainer, but instead we get photos in the NYC subway with the admonition to show our love some love or show NYC some love by using Twitter.

          • Robert Krasser

            #1 would be great as Thom wrote 2010
            #2 its useless, just put a GSM Sim in!
            #3 Marketing for “wrong” Products will only extend the pain of failure.

            I think Nikon schould focus on high end DSLRs specialiced for diffrent user groups. Eg:

            A) Perfect camera for Wedding Photographers
            B) camera for Photojournalists (inside, gps, gsm, wifi, water rsistent, iptc etc.)
            C) astro-night like D810a
            D) sport with high speed

            • Horshack

              Telcos charge extra for a separate GSM/LTE device to access their network; consumers aren’t going to pay for that.

            • Robert Krasser

              In previous years we spent up to 5 Euros / Dollars for on Film with 36 Frames. And now you think a professional Photojournalist will not spend 20 Euros for a prepaid Sim Card with 10 GB volume?
              Anyway if you dont want it you dont need to put a Sim-Card.

            • Pat Mann

              E) Landscape/still life (high res, ARCA plate side and bottom, high DR, 16-bit color)
              F) Studio (global shutter or lens shutter, high res and/or larger sensor, low noise, ARCA plate, radio flash built in, tablet/pc interface and software, 16-bit color)
              G) Video-optimized

            • Robert Krasser

              Yes, thats great! Those 7 main-generes will doinng for sure. Sport=animal Safari camera

              I tell you now why: I go every year to the “visa” Festival for Photojournalism 10.000 Photojournalists come for one week to Perpignan in southern France. Canon is the sponsor. Most Photojournalists have the Canon 5D it is “the” Photojournalists camera.
              They have it because fits best to their needs not of brand-loyality. Its not super expensive, reliable etc.
              So nikon once produced a F3P only for Press or Photojournalists, and all the Reporters had this Camera.
              I am sure If Nikon will bring out eg. D700P it will be the new Statussymbol and reference in the Photojournalist community

          • Purdyd

            I don’t think 1 makes any sense. You want the app on the phone side. You don’t want to interact with the camera to directly post to facebook or Instagram.

            all of the sharing apps exist quite nicely on your phone – don’t reinvent that wheel

            2) now you just created a heavier camera to hold

            3) that would make sense – imagine the ad – take a picture with your Nikon camera, picture automatically transfers to the phone, you hit share on the picture, what could be simpler? oh wait you are using snapbridge…….

            • Horshack

              If you do #1 in the camera then you write the logic once instead of once per smartphone/desktop OS. The phone just acts as a gateway.

              Right now most consumers won’t hold the camera because they won’t buy the camera to begin with because they don’t want to interact with the camera instead of their phone.

            • Wade Marks

              Opening up the camera OS to 3rd party developers is easier said than done. First, you have to have a software system that allows for it.

              Doing so opens up the software to additional bugs, viruses, security threats. The first time anyone gets a virus on their camera becomes a PR nightmare.

              You can do what Apple does and maintain strict control over app distribution, but again, that takes significant resources. Oh yeah, you also need a distribution platform to begin with. You need to create an SDK for developers and manage relationships with developers. Then there is the issue of how to manage app updates.

              And this still doesn’t make the camera easier to use than a smartphone and it doesn’t make it connected like a smartphone.

              For now as many others have said the reality is that the camera market will continue to shrink down and primarily exist at the higher end. The only hope for anything more is that people become more interested in serious photography using dedicated equipment as a hobby.

            • Horshack

              Magic Lantern would be the model. All Nikon has to do is write up some documentation. They don’t need to to write an SDK, handle any of the distribution, control, or developer relationships. They don’t actually have to do anything but sit by and watch third-party developers create value for their camera system.

            • Purdyd

              You want a twitter or instgram app your camera? They work perfectly fine on your phone and are kept current.

              I can only imagine the mess of apps on cameras. You want nikon to write these apps? Big mistake.

              All you need is to get the image to the phone easily and in your photo gallery.

              That’s about as simple as using the phone camera app.

              Let the phone handle the social media interface.

          • julian_n

            Or else think more laterally. My laptop has a slot for a SIM for 4G. Why not put one in a camera? That would be fast! And as cameras do have microphones / earphones they could in emergency make call too?

            • Horshack

              Consumers aren’t going to pay an extra telco fee to upload photos from a camera when they already pay hefty fees for their smartphone service.

        • MB

          Do you really think people would or should carry around and use DSLR for candid 1Mpix images …

    • Patrick

      This is $20 cheaper than a new 70-300 AF-P!

      • I think even for double the price you cannot find a better camera with two lenses.

        • Pat Mann

          The included lens is NOT the VR lens – therefore disappointed customers, more returns, or more switches to mirrorless for entry-level.

        • For double the price you can get the D5500 with two lenses, right?

    • Pat Mann

      It’s not the VR 70-300 lens – they’ve built too many and realized they never should have produced the non-VR one. These must be returns when people discovered the difference.

    • BVS

      Does Nikon actually make any money at that price?

  • Patrick

    We can safely assume this is the prelude to updates?

    • I think we can safely assume that there will be no Nikon announcements in May 🙂

      • BVS

        What ever happened to the new FX 70-300?

      • Eric Calabros

        They need a positive news just after their gonna-be-disappointing financial report.

      • Patrick

        June…?

        • I mean July when they will celebrate their 100th years anniversary:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon
          Maybe they will come out with something new to keep them going for the next 100 years.

          • Thom Hogan

            July/August is when I expect the next significant Nikon announcement.

            • Yes, it appears that this will be the case.

            • T.I.M

              What a year !
              Donald Trump president, then the first female president in France, Nikon 100th birthday, T.I.M’s 50th birthday, what a year!

      • sickheadache

        So June? July?

        • Or August – the announcements should be in the summer.

          • T.I.M

            Fine, I’ll wait few more months before I commit suicide (I still have few bills to pay off anyway).
            :o)

      • T.I.M

        No announcements (that’s a long word) in May, I’ll kill myself today (that will make some NR readers happy)
        :o(

        • Mr_Miyagi

          If you do, let us know how that turns out for you.

          • T.I.M

            I was thinking using a canon, but having been with Nikon all my life….

  • Eric Calabros

    The best one is D750+grip for $1500. Few years ago we couldn’t even imagine that level of performance will be available at this price.

    • Yes, this time even the free accessory kit is not bad. I think Nikon is clearing inventory for June…

      • Jim Huang

        What’s happening in June? Financial report?

        • Thom Hogan

          Financial report for fiscal year is May 11th.

        • It’s actually July – their 100th anniversary.

          • Jim Huang

            I’m a bit confused though and sorry about not knowing a lot about this.
            Why does Nikon needs to clean up its inventory just because it is near its 100 year old birthday? Wouldn’t it makes more sense by having those rebates/discount on the anniversary?

            • Evan

              Because if they can move a bunch of stock then they can show positive sales figures for their financial report. Then, when they announce a bunch of stuff during/after the anniversary, they can sell even more because the new stuff will be pro-replacements (my theory).

      • Thom Hogan

        I believe Nikon has figured out which cameras they can still sell, and are just making sure they do so. They used this same pattern in the Christmas quarter.

        • Sawyerspadre

          It may also give you a window into their cost to produce a battery grip. I wonder what percentage of grips they give away.

        • So you don’t see a D750 or D810 replacement in the offing? They’re about due aren’t they?

    • Claude Mayonnaise

      My first “real” digital camera that replaced my Canon EA-1 was the D700. I bought it at the end of its cycle and I think I paid around $2000. It’s very tempting but something tells me something even more amazing is right around the corner, although I’m certain it’s going to be a fortune.

    • Chewbacca

      My first real digital camera that replaced my Canon AE-1 was a D700 I purchased at the end of its cycle and it was still around $2000 or so. This D750 deal is a tempting but something tells me to hold off.

    • Seems like all of the D750 bodies and 24-120 kits are backordered everywhere now 🙁

  • James Jackson

    Nice! Keep dropping those prices of used d500 battery grips!

  • RF

    The refurbished $1,349 Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G appears not to be the VR version as indicated above.

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    Admin, you state a D5600 double lens kit for $596.95 but the link actually leads to a D5500 double lens kit.

    • Fixed, sorry about that.

  • Jim Huang

    Hey Admin I would like to make a correction:
    The link for D5600 should be D5500.

    • Yes, I fixed that already, sorry.

  • br0xibear

    UK rebates/cashbacks were announced a few days ago too, although not as extensive as these US ones…

    https://nikonpromotions.co.uk/spring-2017/index_uk.php

  • Sawyerspadre

    The D7200 is absent. Probably means if you want one, you should buy it soon, or it may mean that they will drop the price when the D7500 ships. Given the D7500 feature set, the market value of D7200 may have gone up.

    • T.I.M

      Or maybe everyone is now buying the D7200 because of the D7500 failures…

      • Sawyerspadre

        Have you heard of a D7500 that failed? I think they have to ship them, in order for them to fail.

        • EnPassant

          T.I.M is talking about what is missing on the D7500 compared to the D7200. Like no connection for a vertical battery grip, no metering with old manual Ai lenses and only one card slot and a few other advantages with D7200. Not about the D7500 cameras not working.

          • Pat Mann

            If you want all that, the D500 is the right camera for you anyway.

            • EnPassant

              For those who need the fast AF D500 is a great camera. But for all other uses I disagree.
              I didn’t say I want or need all that, just pointing out what D7200 have compared to D7500. For a more detailed response of that question see my answer above.

              First I don’t want the D500 because it has a different control layout compared to both the D7X00 series and FX D610 and D750. I rather have the same or similar on all cameras.
              It is also more expensive (more expensive than the D750!), more than $500 difference here compared to D7500 and use one card slot for a type of card I not have and is slightly bigger than the D7X000 series cameras.

          • Wade Marks

            I would venture to bet that most D7200 users never bought a battery grip, never used with old manual Ai lenses, and probably didn’t care that much about the second card slot. I will grant you that the second card slot is the biggest missing piece.

            Most people complaining about the D7500 feature set would not have bought one regardless, and are judging by a spec sheet.

            • Sawyerspadre

              When I had D7000, I did not buy a grip, but did use an AIS lens and the second slot.

            • T.I.M

              There is also people who buy a Ferrari and never drive over 90mph!
              I love the vertical grip, I have one on all my DSLR.

            • EnPassant

              For pro photographers (like T.I.M!) I agree the missing card slot may be most important. For me it’s no big deal.

              And old manual lenses are made for full frame anyway. So only for some of the old long teles it could be useful to get more reach. But using a FX camera and some cropping or a tele converter may be better. So also not a big deal except for those who can’t afford a FX camera and want to use old cheap lenses. But maybe they should look into their priorities and instead of buying the latest and “greatest” camera make other choices.

              What bugs me the most is the missing grip option.
              Considering most consumers only buy the camera with the kit lens and nothing more you should be right about the grip.
              But if Nikon didn’t ask so much for their own battery grip I am sure more would buy it as there after all is a big market for battery grips made by several other manufacturers.

              I have no D7200 but a D7100. And yes I have a battery grip for it. Not a Nikon original as I won an auction for less than what the extra included battery cost new. I also found a very cheap used D7000 for $230 (converted from my currency) and an original Nikon grip for it (just the grip for Li-jon batteries, not the extra holder for penlight batteries) for another $45, so almost a steal!

              I also have grips for other cameras I have.
              The advantage of the battery grip is that it not only provides more battery power, as it is easy to carry som extra batteries and exchange when needed.

              But vertical shooting is so much more comfortable with a grip having a shutter release for vertical shooting. Also makes it much easier to hold the camera straight.

              However it is often overlooked that a grip also make horizontal shooting more comfortable as a camera with a mounted grip support the whole palm of the hand rather than two thirds or even half for those with big hands. Holding bigger lenses is so much easier and with less strain if the grip is good and big enough.

              Another advantage with a grip is the possibility to use old cheap batteries no longer compatible for use inside the camera.
              Also a grip make the camera more stable and therefore can be a help making sharp photos. That, except the comfort winding the film, was the reason I used a grip for my analog cameras even for travels in Europe.

              While it is said those who are expected to upgrade to D7500 are D90 and D7000 users, even D90 had a battery grip option. And some D7000 users will complain they no longer can use their old manual lenses.

              For me I was looking forward to the D7500 as a potential upgrade some time in future. But the no grip option is a deal breaker for me. And while there may be some available the lack of a guiding pin will make them sit less secure and that cable needed for connection is just a hassle and not available as a spare part in my country should it get lost.

              While many still will buy the camera based on the other improved specifications others will not because of what was left out compared to D7200.

              The downgrades of the latest Nikon consumer camera bodies is an early sign of the future demise of cheap DSLR cameras. To keep the price point Nikon had to reduce building costs for the body. And physical parts are much more expensive than updated electronics and firmware.

              Mirrorless cameras are going in the opposite direction with Panasonic G80 (G85) getting a grip option just like the Olympus OM-D E-M5II already had. And the Fujifilm X-T2 with a choice of rebates here is only $100-200 more than the advertised price for D7500 frome the same store. So why buy an APS-C DSLR when mirrorless, at least for APS-C sensors is the future?

            • Allan

              Good read.

              If the sales of the D7500 are not up to Nikon’s expectations, they will stop spending resources making similar products in the future.

              My wife has a Nikon P330; not great, but at least it captures RAW. There have been no updates since P340; it looks like it has been abandoned.

              The DL’s were abandoned before being sold.

              Looking at their sales, Nikon has a good idea whether to upgrade D3400 and D5600, or also abandon these lines.

            • Sawyerspadre

              Seems like some free grips got you pretty excited…

            • EnPassant

              The MD-12 I bought for my Nikon FE2 more than 30 years ago was nothing but free as the price I paid today, considering inflation, would have been close to $700 including sales tax. In USA it was of course cheaper as tax is not included in prices there.

  • Spy Black

    Now if they’d only discount the D750 body by itself…

    • They’ve never sold the D750 this cheap except grey market or refurb though, right? I guess they’re discounting it by the resale value of the battery grip 🙂

  • Chris

    D750 is such a good price… Sad that I already have Df.

    • T.I.M

      I know many people trying to punish themselves by buying a Nikon Df, is it that much painful ?
      Ok, I have to go do some work (yes my thumb is finally getting better).
      See you guys tonight.

      • Chris

        It works fine for me. I am slow photographer anyway as I still do films a lot these days.

        Df gives way better color than d810, and it’s easier to handheld in low light. I don’t have to worry about AF fine-tune anymore. As I output 1080p online, no difference in details noticed with df compared with d810. I actually have sold d810 twice after acquiring Df. D750 will suit my style better than d810. Yet 2 bodies seems unnecessary for me as a hobbyist.

        Plus I got this kit new for $1800 usd while Newegg dumped its USA retail stock. Cannot beat that.

        I just have no idea if I need another camera these days.

      • tomskyphoto

        Deadbeat wrong dude – if you have lots of vintage Nikon glass that is sometimes not exactly stellar on a 36MP body, if you are used to manual focusing and don’t care about supa dupa high fps and sports-proof low-light AF the Df is the way to go,

        Superb color rendition, better than anything else by Nikon except maybe the D4s (might be for a reason though…), very nicely controlled noise that looks more film-like grainy than harshly digital, very nice interface for someone having grown up with old manual focus Nikon film SLRs are making a well rounded stills photography package. Pop in a manual focusing screen and it can’t get much better than that.

        I own quite a number of cameras – including the 810 – but if I could only keep one of them it would be the Df. Actually bought it as a kit at an absolute steal price around 1900 $ and intended to sell it at a sizable profit over here in Europe. Well. that didn’t last long as I simply fell in love with it. Ideal travel camera BTW.

        • Wade Marks

          Agree. The Df is underrated by those who have never used one, but loved by most of those who have.

          Interesting also that it is one camera model that Nikon has not discounted yet.

  • Charles

    Yeah… after I bought the D500 3 weeks ago, and need a grip Nikon offers it for free!

    • You can still return it, right?

      • Charles

        No… The camera store where I purchased it has a 15 day return policy.

        • that sucks

        • Sawyerspadre

          You can ask…you don’t get what you don’t ask for.

    • T.I.M

      You should have bought the D7500, no grip issue!

    • SeaTech

      Your credit card company may offer a 30 price drop protection. Be sure to check with them.

  • sickheadache

    A Free Over Priced Nikon Battery Grip. There is a Zod.

    • T.I.M

      It’s not over priced, it would be if it did not include a free battery.
      Jokes apart, the grip is VERY useful, it make vertical shutting much easier, and it also help catching Asian babes (sorry Peter).

      • sickheadache

        I have a nikon battery grip on my d810…when I rent.

  • sickheadache

    Inquiring Minds need to know…Since Thom is here and Peter…What is going to be the new Pixel Count to the D820/850 camera? Thanks.

    • I am going with 46MP.

      • T.I.M

        looser
        :o)

        • Allen_Wentz

          loser…

          • T.I.M

            Yep, you’re right, I just did not want to make it look unrespectful.
            :o)

      • sickheadache

        Not a fan of that 46mp number. IT would seem that they (Nikon) would beat out those less dynamic twin canon sisters. I wonder what Sony is going to do to top A7rll (not ii).

      • Thom Hogan

        I think you’re a little low.

        • This is what I was told – it will be under Canon’s 50MP but with better performance (of course 🙂

        • br0xibear

          四十八 ?

          • KnightPhoto

            Then that would be the D500 sensor scaled up to FX!

          • Allan

            ?48

        • T.I.M

          I won’t upgrade if it’s not at least 50MP

      • T.I.M

        Peter, I bet $20 with you that the D820/850/900 will have 50 or more MP FX sensor.
        Do we have a deal ?

        • Didn’t you owe me money from our last bet?

          • T.I.M

            Nope, I was right about the D400, forgot?

            • I think that was a $100 bet, right? I will find the comments…

            • T.I.M

              It’s OK, you don’t have to pay me, it was just logical that Nikon would never make a D400
              :o)

  • Nikon King

    That refurbed 80-400 at $1900 is a steal. I paid $2400 with a rebate a few years ago and it’s a beautiful lens.

  • BPhoto

    Sweet deal on the D500.

  • Delmar Mineard Jr

    I like seeing these rebates to help unload stock. This tells me the D750 replacement is on the way with the July/August announcement. Great prices on the D810 and D3400.

    • Mac

      Hope you’re right about a D750 replacement. Any predictions on what we can expect, feature-wise? I’m debating on buying a D750 now because of the great deals just announced, but being a wildlife shooter the small buffer has always raised a huge red flag with me.

  • Carleton Foxx

    Tempting, but how does the Nikon 16-80 compare to other “normal” zooms like the new 24-70 or the 24-120? Is it useful for day-in-day-out professional work like the old 17-55 2.8 was? I don’t need f/2.8 all the time but I do need diamond-like specular highlights and crisp edges.

    • Allen_Wentz

      IMO the 5X zoom 16-80mm DX is quite similar to the very slightly slower similarly priced FX 24-120mm. The 24-70mm FX lenses are less than 3X zoom, faster and cost twice as much. And we all know that in Nikkor lenses A) one almost always gets what one pays for and B) more zoom range usually means reduced IQ.

      I use the 16-80mm for “day-in-day-out professional work” on a D500. I consider it a good, solid, totally adequate lens with very good IQ for a 5X zoom. After testing it I paid full price well before the kit deal was announced.

      However if I absolutely needed “diamond-like specular highlights and crisp edges” I would probably be using a prime rather than a superbly convenient 5X zoom.

      The 16-80mm f/2.8-4E so far is better in every regard than the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D that I used extensively with 35mm film and on the D2x and D3. Whether or not the 16-80 will tolerate the extreme abuse the 24-85 was put through remains to be seen. I am kinder to my lenses now. 🙂

    • Sawyerspadre

      I have heard good things on the 16-80.

  • eric

    i think its just going to be hard selling cameras going forward, even at discounts. smartphones have made it too easy for people. if you’re not into photography in some way, you’ll probably never have a need for a camera beyond a phone or a point and shoot.

    • thundrrd

      Did you just wake up from a long nap?

    • Sawyerspadre

      While you are right, on the overall trend, I was surprised a few days ago, when I was in a picturesque Pennsylvania town, that I saw 6 or 7 people with DSLRs on a weekday. All Canon and Nikon, and even a kid with a D5500 riding a skateboard. If Nikon can market the idea of “better” pictures, better memories, and at some point, better (or almost as good) sharing, then they still have a business. You are right, the smartphone wins for sharing. The DSLR or good Mirrorless wins on the image quality, low light and telephoto stuff.

      • eric

        yeah, I’m not saying dslr or mirrorless photography doesn’t still exist for certain people. just like people still shoot film. but the vast majority of people use smartphones. i just think you tend to be one or the other. i rarely use my smartphone for takings photos, only sharing, i grab a camera for everything. but most people i think find the smartphone good enough. its hard to compare the quality of a smartphone to a dslr because they render differently. i don’t like the smartphone look but there seems to be lots of people who like that look and have no need for a camera.

        • Sawyerspadre

          A majority were using crappy point and shoots, on film and then digital, and now use smartphones. They are making and sharing far more images, but yes, they seem content with mediocre image quality. They do seem to enjoy easy sharing. Hmmmm.

          You are right about the image. You have to be OK with wide angle, and have good light, to get a good shot.

          My daughter uses both. Smartphone goes to Facebook and Instagram, while on a trip and then the DSLR shots show up after the trip, since her D5000 doesn’t have that fancy Snapbridge thing. In a few years, we will wonder how we ever lived without something like Snapbridge.

          • eric

            im not so sure that works as a business model though. Nikon needs to sell new products to stay relevant, which means getting people who don’t have cameras plus those who already have cameras to upgrade over and over. i just don’t see that trend right now, snapbridge is not the holy grail. the market is saturated with many good options and smartphones continue to improve. what happens in a few years when a smartphone can do what a dslr can do? its not impossible to imagine this happening and wiping out traditional cameras in mass.

            • Sawyerspadre

              You may be right, but the concept of Snapbridge reduces a workflow impediment. If the norm is to shoot and share with one gadget, and you can shoot with a great DSLR and the sharing is too complicated, people lose interest. That speed bump needs to be removed.

              Nikon needs to make Snapbridge seamless, from camera to mobile device and to cloud storage and sharing. The phone app can handle the “flow” and what goes where, when and how. It’s all there, they just need to debug, and fine-tune the features.

              Debug, stabilize, then add features. Patience, testing and steady hand.

              Then marketing needs to reinforce that DSLRs and good Mirrorless, and for taking real pictures, when it matters.

              Nikon, when the image matters…

  • Michael Mouritsen

    Are the prices in europe likely to drop too?

  • KnightPhoto

    Pretty smoking deals. Obviously D500 is not close to replacement, maybe the they figure D500 users buy lenses like crazy (that part is true in my case since getting the D500 😉

    Not surprised to see D810 – it’s got to be due for replacement any month now.

    Am surprised to see that aggressive a deal on the D750. Does it mean replacement coming? Would be good to see. Give it the 42mp sensor and for gosh sake give it the on sensor phase detect autofocus for use in LiveView.

    • Pat Mann

      A replacement on the 24-120, perhaps?
      If they want this D500 owner to buy more lenses, they need to up their DX lens game quite a bit. An f/2.8 pro zoom trio, and some nice fast wide DX primes like the Fujifilm range would keep me happy.

    • What if they take away a card slot, use the d5 21mp sensor and expeed 5, no grip available, similar ‘upgrade’ they did to the D7500? Oh wait, maybe they stop fx body production with ai pin for use with their old manual focus lenses…ok, ok, i’m half kidding, but only half…the d7500 body and nikon’s choices threw me for a loop, but i’m over it, mostly 😉

      will be interesting to see where nikon goes with their fx bodies, pro build or otherwise…

    • SeaTech

      Yeah D5 and D500 are locked in for the year, as they already have special 100th anniversary editions. Great deals all around.

  • Wade Marks

    These deals are very competitive and make some other prices seem high.

    Consider, the Olympus micro four thirds camera, the OMD EM1 II goes for $2000, the Fuji APS-C XT2 goes for $1600…for $1500 you can get the FF D750…that’s crazy. Or $1800 you get the fast action shooter D500.

    It’s interesting…it used to be that mirrorless offerings were generally cheaper than DSLRs…now it’s the other way around in many cases. If you want some really great buys, consider DSLRs.

  • 2blueherring3

    I think it would help Nikon if they could show a little more flexibility with their loyal customer base. I tried to buy a refurbished 400mm 2.8 fl from the Nikon USA site during their sale last week. $8999. I wanted to use half cash or paypal and half paypal credit or another credit card. No dice. Has to be one payment. Really sucks and now the sale is over.

  • DonD

    Why not just build a low end DSLR with a smart phone built in?

    • T.I.M

      LOL best joke of the day!

  • My read on this is that the D500 is being transitioned to a slightly lower price in the usual Nikon way (futzing with special deals, refurbished, and the grey market in a way that keeps everyone guessing and is sure to annoy lots of people but doesn’t actually generate more revenue than simply lowering the price) while the D750 and D810 are having inventory run down in preparation for their replacements. Or is this just pumping numbers for the next quarterly report?

  • Jeremiahf

    Anyone know how long the Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses will be on sale? It is slightly confusing because it says the deals “above” lasts until June 3rd but then lists the D5500 deal.

  • Picco

    I bought a new D750 less than 30 days ago at full price from an authorized dealer. Now what!?

    • T.I.M

      Now take pictures with it.

    • triggered

      it will collect dust if you don’t use it

    • SeaTech

      See if your credit card has a 30 day price drop protection!

      • Picco

        Did it this morning. B&H honored their 30 day price guarantee! Took a minute with customer service. B&H Rocks!

  • Big Al

    Was about to buy a D500 in the UK but now I’m going to hold off to see if the same deals appear here.

  • Tom Malewicki

    If these are the prices now with the rebates, what would or if any be the deals during the winter holidays?

    • HD10

      The same promo was what was on offer last Christmas of 2016.

  • robertwomg

    Does anyone know if this promotion is running in Canada?

    I called Nikon Canada and they were next to useless. “We don’t sell direct and all promotions are at the dealer level. Contact your dealer.” They were unable to tell me if they were running any promotions. They couldn’t even tell me about past promotions, because all promotions are at the dealer level.

    Typically this is a promotion that would be run to all dealers, and thus they would know about it on the Nikon Canada level.

    • KnightPhoto

      D500 just dropped $250 in Canada. Is not a grip deal.

      • robertwomg

        Yes, but the grip is selling for CAN$570 – $600. Thus it is a better deal to get the grip. Some people sell theirs, but I would like the grip.

        • KnightPhoto

          Agreed. You might not be aware but last Black Friday the D500 was $550 off in Canada. This only lasted 3 days as far as I am aware.

  • SeaTech

    Which would you get? D500 or D750? Killer autofocus/4k vs better image quality…

    • HD10

      It’s not just in the AF thatbthe D500 advancrs but many more besides. The D750 however is still ahead in image quality.

  • Horshack

    If you only had to pay it once or the card never expired then sure. Here in the USA the cheapest prepaid card I could find is $30/2GB that expires after 3 weeks.

    • Robert Krasser

      Well…as I say, you dont have to. But for a Proffessional Photojournalist who spend 3.000€ for a camera will not bother about 30€ and in Egypt and other Asian countreys is 10€ per card. So I think Nikon schould just put a sim-slot like every notebook already has.

    • Sawyerspadre

      It could be more like an added device on your plan. On Verizon, I think it was $10 or $20 per month to add a cellular iPad to the plan.

  • Nicolas Gervic

    Hey Admin, I have a serious question about the d810 deal, do you think prices could drop a liitle more in the next months??

    • I doubt that. The next drop will be probably after the D810 replacement is announced.

  • JS

    Damn…that D750 deal looks great. I’ve been teetering on adding a 3rd body to my kit and the grip, as expensive as it is, would be a great free addition.

  • rats_21

    Does anyone know that sellers on amazon (from the links) will have battery grip included in the bundle. None of them specifically mention that.

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