The latest Nikon and Sigma lens rebates

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  • nwcs

    I’d be very tempted if the new Sigma 500 f4 was discounted. Has anyone used it?

    • Ben Brayev

      lol.. say “thank you” that its only 6000$ in your country (or 6000 euros) because in my country its 8000$ (us dollars).

    • Yes, I wont be changing my sport 150-600 for it though, too limiting

      • nwcs

        For the kind of stuff I enjoy it isn’t too limiting. Bird and wildlife tend to never get too close.

  • SteveWithAnS

    I think the Nikon 55-300mm is a steal at that price for an entry level photographer. Even cheap glass can get you acceptable BIF photos, though I do prefer my D500 and 200-500mm to the D5200 and 55-300mm.

    55-300mm sample image.

    • outkasted

      i’m telling you as time goes on with the increased MP count…and the ability to crop a big lens wont be needed

      • James Michael

        Nope. Even if I had a 1200mm, I would still want a 1500mm for that little bit extra.

        • outkasted

          Indeed so would i if i can afford….but at the moment i can’t sooooo… a 70-200 in crop mode on D3/D700 bring good pictures of BIF which i post process and put on facebook any other social media platform.

      • Bob Thane

        You’ll still run into limitations of sensor size. The more you crop down, the fewer photons have been collected in that part of the image. So even if you have a thousand megapixels after cropping, the lack of light in that tiny region will mean that the quality is much worse than if it hadn’t been cropped.

        • SteveWithAnS

          It is still better to fill the frame with the intended subject. I’m pretty sure autofocus will always be better if there are more AF points on the subject and also if you had a 100mp camera, wouldn’t you want the subject to be closer to making up 100mp than 10mp?

          I was just trying to say that even if you don’t have a huge budget for photography gear, you can still take great pictures.

          • Bob Thane

            Yep, wasn’t disputing you at all.

      • Ben Brayev

        what? mp count is only half the story.. what about the optical quality of a lens? big lenses will always be needed because of the superior optical quality. the difference between a 70-300 and a 300mm f4 is night and day (to my eyes). a 70-300 looks like mush on a d7200.

        • since when has BIG lenses meant better optical quality, sorry ?

          • Ben Brayev

            huh? you certainly would be able to see a difference, and why are you so negative? i was just making a conversation lol. use one of those lenses, especially against the 28-300 which produces such bad images at 300mm. a 70-200 will demolish it and you will even see a difference when viewed at 50%. talk out of experience, not out of theories mate..

        • silmasan

          Don’t wanna get into debates, but people have been saying the new 70-300 AF-P (FX) lens is pretty sharp. I’m curious to see full-size image samples.

        • outkasted

          i still shoot with a regular D3/D700. I shoot birds in flight in DX crop mode with my 70-200 vr I. With a bit of color+contrast boost the images which are for the web/social media work out quite well for a 12mp camera.

        • outkasted

          his is why i will wait to get a 400mm/2.8 FL. with full frame 400mm. With D500 a 60mm focal equivalent. I’m a sticlker for quality however when shooting for web the cheaper zooms work well although i will always lean towards quality glass. A friend of mine bought the newSigma 100-400mm with near macro capabilities but the lens is SHARP! Is the best deal out there!

    • Ben Brayev

      yeah, depends what you mean by “bif”, any lens, even the old 70-300 vr can track huge birds that fly in a straight line. the 55-300 is just not capable of tracking small hummingbirds or any other tiny bird. even the af-s 300mm f/4D has hard time tracking those tiny birds. maybe its just my skills, but i doubt it, because ive used the 70-300 for 5 years and the 300mm f4 for a year very extensively

      • rubbish, sorry, too many variables involved

        • Ben Brayev

          rubbish? waw.. what a way to make a point. so you’re basically saying that you have no argument? great.. next time you can say it in a nice way.

          • OK I should have said you can not make such a statement about lenses when “there too many variables involved”

    • why do people so easily decry the lower priced NIKKOR lenses, I have had a 28-300VR for years and it is my carry everywhere lens, never out of my car. Could not agree with you more

  • sickheadache

    Heck it is for those Nikon DXers.

    • They figure that FXers are saving for a shiny new D850. πŸ˜‰

  • Henry

    Thanks for the rebate updates. Is there a link to the Hoya SOLAS filters? Clicking on the final image only enlarges the image – doesn’t click through to an info/buy page.

      • Henry

        Thanks Peter! Amazing service around here! πŸ˜‰

        • I am trying, sorry about that πŸ™‚

          • Henry

            No need to apologize! I meant that sincerely. No sarcasm at all. (Sorry if my winky face implied otherwise!) I’m impressed how quickly you were on it.

            • silmasan

              Haha, from my experience too the wink is the most dangerous emoticon of all! πŸ™‚

            • nwcs

              I know what you mean πŸ˜‰

            • silmasan

              See? How am I supposed to know whether this guy is being sarcastic, smug, sinister or… heaven forbid… flirtatious!!!

            • no problem at all πŸ™‚

  • WHAT ABOUT THE UK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We do exist here NIKON

    • FountainHead

      Buy from the USA and use a third party shipper to cut down on duties.

      • and then get screwed by UK customs for import duty

        • Steve

          Just buy gray market. E infinity are excellent and panamoz. I’ve saved hundreds. They pay import tax etc price you see is price you pay. Only suckers are buying UK lenses these days IMO.

  • With the release of the new DX 70-300 the older 55-300 shouldn’t really be considered by anyone except those who own incompatible bodies.

    • Agree. But I think that the little good 55-200 at 150 $ deserve a look as a cheap & small telephoto lens. On my 24 MP D7100 is quite sharp.

  • Amir

    Nikon has made so many lenses for camera bodies,but only less than(or equal)of ten lenses are worthy to be purchased.The interesting point is that almost never I have seen discounts on those.When I see these lens rebates,I first look at eBay,then Adorama,and lastly B&H used sections.Those rebate lenses are massively abundant as second hand lenses over those stores,meaning initial owners alreay knew how crappy they are!

    • nwcs

      Lol, you actually think only 10 lenses are worth it? I’m glad you’re not in charge of lens designs πŸ™‚

    • Ten lenses? Really? LMFAO!

    • Bob Thane

      Let me think of some pros I know who are making a good living and what lenses they use:

      Nikon 14-24
      Nikon 16-35
      Nikon 24-70G
      Nikon 24-70E
      Nikon 24-120
      Nikon 70-200 VRI
      Nikon 70-200 VRII
      Nikon 70-200 E
      Nikon 70-200 f4
      Nikon 200-400 VRII
      Nikon 20mm f1.8
      Nikon 24mm f1.4
      Nikon 24mm f1.8
      Nikon 35mm f1.8
      Nikon 45mm PC-E
      Nikon 58mm f1.4
      Nikon 85mm f1.4
      Nikon 85mm f1.8
      Nikon 105mm f1.4
      Nikon 105mm f2.8
      Nikon 200mm f2
      Nikon 300mm f2.8
      Nikon 600mm f4G

      Well, that’s more than 10 Nikon lenses that real working pros are using, and that’s just of people who I know.

  • IronHeadSlim

    You really should learn to communicate better.

    • i am not alone here then perhaps you need to read more comments here and address more people

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