Nikon D600 with Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR lens and goodies - $1996!

Discussion in 'Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests' started by Don Vito Corleone, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Don Vito Corleone

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    This is a screaming deal if you are looking for a prosumer full frame DSLR. The Nikon D600 has been generally regarded as an excellent "entry-level" full frame DSLR at the $2K price point. Adorama is, today, selling the body with a Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR lens, 32GB Class 10 SDHC card, LowePro case, spare battery, external battery charger, remote trigger, Nikon WiFi mobile adapter, and cleaning kit for $1,996. This is the same price as the body only, and the lens alone is normally sold for $600. The kit price, minus all those goodies, has been $2,699 since the camera came out a few months ago.

    Get an additional 1% off by going through Ebates.

    http://www.adorama.com/INKD600K1KE.html

    Amazon is matching the price but their bundle includes just the camera and lens.

    Reviews at:

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d600

    http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/digital-cameras/1295779/nikon-d600

    http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/Camera-Review-Nikon-7007.shtml

    http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/digital-slrs/nikon-d600-review-50009179/
     
    #1 Don Vito Corleone, Dec 14, 2012
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  2. gevorg

    gevorg Diamond Member

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    its a trap for expensive Nikon FX lens, and you WILL buy them too... at some point :p
     
  3. ElFenix

    ElFenix Elite Member<br> Super Moderator<br>Off Topic
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    it's 35 mm darn it! resist the branding of a century old standard!


    how does canon think they're competing with this? i ain't got money but if i did and if i wanted a 35 mm camera, this would probably be it.
     
  4. chronochime

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    So this or the 6D? Don't care for AF because I'd rather take pictures without aid of the processor inside.
     
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    dear god that is a hell of a deal

    yea FX lenses are more expensive but if you stay away from the exotic ones (super wides/ 2.8 zooms) its not so bad
     
  7. Don Vito Corleone

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    For me it's just showing no bag and free ground shipping. Still a hell of a deal. It doesn't seem possible to me that Nikon could just be lowering the price of this camera to $2K for the kit when it's better reviewed than its Canon competition at the prior price point, but maybe that's what they're doing. Seems hard to believe, though.
     
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    I hope they fix the "sensor dust" issue with the D600's... looks like they really needed to move the inventory..
     
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    i had to put it in the cart to see the other stuff...
     
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    gus6464 Golden Member

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    Costco is also selling a D600 kit at a serious price:

    D600
    24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR
    70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR
    WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
    32GB Class 10 SD card
    Case

    $2250
     
  11. twinrider1

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    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog

    As a rental house, these guys are in an interesting position to comment. They're finding the units (they have 60 of them) would start out alarmingly dusty, but get better with use.
     
  12. Don Vito Corleone

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    Wow - that is also a fantastic deal. I am consoling myself for taking the Adorama deal with the knowledge that I'd have to pay sales tax at Costco, adding another $200 to that price (plus I am getting the remote control and extended warranty at Adorama). I think if I were in a state where I'd have to pay tax regardless, I'd spend the extra money for the Costco deal.
     
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    I just purchased one of these via B&H. Needless to say I'm quite happy (coming from D90)
     
  16. Don Vito Corleone

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    Mine came yesterday but it is defective - it will not focus in Live View, not will it shoot continuously in any continuous shutter mode. The return is complicated somewhat because I have not received all the kit items yet - ugh! We shall see.