Nikon D800 bundle for $2,796.95
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17703
Country: United States

Nikon D800 bundle for $2,796.95
B&H Photo and Adorama are offering Nikon D800 bundles for $2,796.95. See details from the stores:

B&H Bundle for $2,796.95
Nikon D800 DSLR
Free Overnight shipping and 2% Rewards
Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag
Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release
SanDisk 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card
Pearstone EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

Adorama Bundle for $2,796.95
Nikon D800 DSLR
Free 2-day shipping and 2% Rewards
Adorama VIP Member Extended Protection Plan
SanDisk 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card
Power2000 Spare Battery
External Battery Charger
Lowepro Rezo TLZ-20 Carrying Case



Desmond79
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 80
Country: United States

I picked up the first bundle. took a few pics can't wait to after peak season at fdx to give it a full test drive



SCOTT SHIN
Registered: Dec 22, 2006
Total Posts: 559
Country: United States

Thank u for the info.
I thot 24-85 lense was included in this deal too



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
Total Posts: 883
Country: United States

I bet Nikon is really happy that their new enforcement of MAP has resulted in B&H and Adorama bundling warranty-voiding knock-off batteries.

That's what happens when you're a jackass, Nikon.



hdfxr3
Registered: Dec 29, 2005
Total Posts: 682
Country: United States

These offered bundles do not come from Nikon! The merchants throw them together....



runamuck
Registered: Oct 29, 2006
Total Posts: 6892
Country: United States

SCOTT SHIN wrote:
Thank u for the info.
I thot 24-85 lense was included in this deal too

That's the D600. You're only off by 200!



Danner
Registered: Nov 19, 2012
Total Posts: 154
Country: United States

Lee Saxon wrote:
I bet Nikon is really happy that their new enforcement of MAP has resulted in B&H and Adorama bundling warranty-voiding knock-off batteries.

That's what happens when you're a jackass, Nikon.


That makes me wonder why they don't throw-in the Nikon battery?



M Lucca
Registered: Oct 19, 2011
Total Posts: 1040
Country: Holy See

I am thinking the camera will come with the OEM battery. The one listed is just extra.



zapatista
Registered: Aug 17, 2011
Total Posts: 135
Country: United States

Yeah, this isn't a great deal...the D600 package is a great deal.



Tim Ashton
Registered: Dec 27, 2006
Total Posts: 3064
Country: Australia

Ahh. But down here in Aus if you want to buy a D600 through the official Nikon channels, be prepared to pay $2450 and that is with the aud$1.00 buying usd$1.056

seems like we are underwriting your christmas

any how Seasons greeting to all

Tim



zapatista
Registered: Aug 17, 2011
Total Posts: 135
Country: United States

Tim Ashton wrote:
Ahh. But down here in Aus if you want to buy a D600 through the official Nikon channels, be prepared to pay $2450 and that is with the aud$1.00 buying usd$1.056

seems like we are underwriting your christmas

any how Seasons greeting to all

Tim

Umm...then don't buy the D600 through "official" channels. :P



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
Total Posts: 883
Country: United States

M Lucca wrote:
I am thinking the camera will come with the OEM battery. The one listed is just extra.


Yes, of course. My point is, they're bundling/endorsing something that will likely void your manufacturer warranty. There's gotta be some liability issues there.



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17703
Country: United States

Update: B&H Photo is not offering free overnight shipping.



M635_Guy
Registered: Dec 22, 2010
Total Posts: 2328
Country: United States

Lee Saxon wrote:
My point is, they're bundling/endorsing something that will likely void your manufacturer warranty. There's gotta be some liability issues there.


I'm confused - has Nikon published some kind of warning against non-OEM batteries with a warranty threat?

Generally-speaking, I avoid non-OEM batteries anyway. It seems like a silly place to skimp (like memory cards) and often you get lower-quality cells (which have some ugly risks) or less true capacity than the OEM. There are exceptions (I've heard good things about Sterlingtek, for example), but they can't possibly have the testing and quality resources the body manufacturers do. (I worked in the peripherals division of a technology company, and owned some power-related products, so this isn't a completely random opinion).

There are some phone and PC companies creating products that only accept genuine batteries - the battery-cell fires in the PC industry scared a lot of people. The incident rate was higher in knockoffs and/or batteries with the faulty cells that were getting charged with non-OEM chargers running more juice to charge the batteries faster. I haven't heard of a case where a company stated a non-OEM battery would void the warranty though...



Danner
Registered: Nov 19, 2012
Total Posts: 154
Country: United States

The Nikon manual warns against using third party batteries and states that doing so voids the warranty.



woos
Registered: Apr 10, 2012
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Country: United States

At least in the US they can't totally void the warranty for something like that. If the electronics inside died, sure, they could. If a defective button falls off the back of the camera or something though there's no way they could blame that on a battery (well, maybe i'm giving them too much common sense there).



zippy_monster
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 158
Country: United States

M635_Guy wrote:
Generally-speaking, I avoid non-OEM batteries anyway. It seems like a silly place to skimp (like memory cards) and often you get lower-quality cells (which have some ugly risks) or less true capacity than the OEM. There are exceptions (I've heard good things about Sterlingtek, for example), but they can't possibly have the testing and quality resources the body manufacturers do. (I worked in the peripherals division of a technology company, and owned some power-related products, so this isn't a completely random opinion).


How many different OEMs are there for the cells themselves? I can't imagine there are too many.



zippy_monster
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 158
Country: United States

woos wrote:
At least in the US they can't totally void the warranty for something like that. If the electronics inside died, sure, they could. If a defective button falls off the back of the camera or something though there's no way they could blame that on a battery (well, maybe i'm giving them too much common sense there).


Right. That's the Magnusson-Moss Act. IIRC the long and the short of it is that Nikon can't deny a warranty claim for using an unauthorized part unless the part directly caused the failure. That hasn't stopped Nikon from jerking people around of course. My money is on Nikon claiming "impact damage" if a third party battery damages the camera.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/12/dear-santa

Nikon: Iím asking for a lot here, Santa, but Ďtis the season to help those in need.

First, if you could fit a quality control department in the sleigh that would be lovely.

Also, could you bring Nikon USA a reasonable Factory Service Center, too? If thatís not possible, then Iíll go ahead and ask you to bring them some customers in 2014 or so, because theyíll be needing new customers about then.

And Santa, if youíre feeling really generous, then maybe you could give Nikon the secret of electronic aperture control? Mechanical levers are sooooo 1960. Itís not like leaving out aperture control motor is making the lenses less expensive.


Ouch.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50445387
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/39790248
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/41846805