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p.1 #1 · Nikon D600 two lens Kit savings ($500 off)


Nikon D600 two lens kit savings ($500 off)
Nikon USA introduced a new D600 two lens kit savings offer which includes:
  • Nikon D600 body
  • Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
  • Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
  • WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • D-SLR Pro Messenger Bag
  • 32GB Class 10 SD Card
  • Nikon Guide to SLR Photography
The price after $500 off is $2,846.95 with free shipping:

Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera Kit



May 23, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #2 · Nikon D600 two lens Kit savings ($500 off)


that's almost the exact kit i bought myself, except the body was refurbished, the lenses were used (purchased through the forums here!), and i didn't get the wireless mobile adapter/bag/book.

for those looking to upgrade to FX, this is a very capable kit. just add in one or two low light options (28/1.8g or 35/2d, 85/1.8g)and you're golden.



May 23, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · Nikon D600 two lens Kit savings ($500 off)


Fred Miranda wrote:
Nikon USA introduced a new D600 two lens kit savings offer which includes:
Nikon D600 body
Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
D-SLR Pro Messenger Bag
32GB Class 10 SD Card
Nikon Guide to SLR Photography


Sure, if those are the lenses you want. And the bag etc.

Or you can buy a refurb D600 for $1,600. That gives you $1,246 to get a great lens or two, a better bag (if you don't have one), and a few items you may really need. Those kit lenses can be useful to some people on certain occasions, and have low resale value should you decide to sell them ... probably around $850 for the two, bringing you back to the original cost of a D600.

But with the $1,200 you can save by going refurb, you can get a Sigma 35 f1.4 and some other stuff. Or a Nikon 85 f1.8G, the 28 f1.8G, and if you throw in a 50 bucks, the 50 1.8G. Or a Tamron 24-70 f2.8. Or a Nikon 70-200 f4. Or 24-120 f4. With the exception of the 24-120, any of those lenses are long term keepers. Just me, but I'd rather have 1 great lens than a few ... er ... not so nice ones.



May 24, 2013 at 02:27 AM
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I went the refurb route (coming to me for $1599 from Cometa. Others have the same price). My logic was that with refurb I have a better chance of getting a D600 which had been checked by Nikon and perhaps cleaned or fixed the oil spot issue. I have a feeling with a refurb i have a better chance than with a new one when it comes to D600. Also cometa gives 1 year warranty on it despite the fact it is a refurb and nikon refurbs usually get only 90 days warranty. I agree with the last poster that the 24-85 and especially 70-300VR (the lens I had several times) have low resale value - it is hard to resell 70-300VR in general and you will be losing a lot of money. You won't get more than $300 (if you are lucky) for 70-300VR. Not sure about 24-85.



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p.1 #5 · Nikon D600 two lens Kit savings ($500 off)


This is how Nikon and Canon (if they offer any similar deals) get people to spend more and to buy stuff that isn't selling. I mean, how many people will really want a 70-300 f/4.5-5.6? If it were a D600 with a 24-120 f/4 and a 50mm f/1.4G for $500 off, I'm sure people will buy that.


May 30, 2013 at 04:33 AM
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p.1 #6 · Nikon D600 two lens Kit savings ($500 off)


Imagine pretty much anyone walking into Best Buy looking to get into the DSLR world. This kit and discount is the bread and butter for the salesman, an easy sell.


May 30, 2013 at 04:39 AM
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corndog wrote:
Imagine pretty much anyone walking into Best Buy looking to get into the DSLR world. This kit and discount is the bread and butter for the salesman, an easy sell.


Way back, the first SLR I bought was a Canon AE-1 with, I believe, was a 50mm kit lens. I wanted a zoom, but was informed by the sales person, "some old guy", that the place to start is a 50mm prime lens. Being a kid, I really wanted a zoom. That would be the answer: all my pictures were dead, flat, not like you see in a magazine. I remember on several occasions going to the local camera store, money in my pocket, ready to buy that zoom. Each time, different "old guy", I was told the same thing: learn to use the 50mm. Played with it for about a year or so, then sold it.

Fast forward to the 90's, with kids, I decided to try photography again. Went though a pile of P&S's, then decide to try an SLR: Canon Elan 7. This time, different camera store, they would sell me anything I asked for. Everything was "great to have". I wanted zoom lenses, and boy I got them. Cheap too. Each one bigger then the next. But nothing special came in the bag once I got the film developed. If anything, only got worse.

The light bulb finally went off after I bought the next final solution, some off-brand 24-400 f4.6 to whatever. I started to actually real and research, and then ask a lot of questions. Discovered some on-line forums too, which were the most helpful. Sold the super zoom, and bought my first off-brand f2.8 28-75. Tokina maybe? You could crack walnuts with it at holiday time.

When my 18 year old wanted to get into photography a little more seriously last year, we bought her a Nikon 5100. Came with a kit lens. I replaced that with a Nikon 35mm 1.8 DX, and told what "that old guy" told me back when I was 18.




May 30, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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p.1 #8 · Nikon D600 two lens Kit savings ($500 off)


Haha, great little photo story in a nutshell, thank you.


May 30, 2013 at 03:51 PM





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