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D700 Prices Falling

seanmac45

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seanmac45 Registered since 13th Sep 2006
Tue 09-Dec-08 09:36 PM

I have been watching the last few weeks as the price on the D700 mimics gas prices...............a slow decline.

Which one will bottom out first and at what price?

Currently one of the retailers I trust and have used before is showing $2319 for the body no tax no shipping.

Temptation is a terrible thing...................

vh_bu98

Irving, US
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#1. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Wed 10-Dec-08 12:23 AM

As I mention in another thread, the $300 instant rebate will end in a few weeks. That will push the price back up, so your $2319 price now will be $2619 in a few weeks. So I don't think it will bottom out anytime soon.

I just bought mine and it was worth it.

RoFus

Luxembourg, LU
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#2. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

RoFus Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Nov 2004
Wed 10-Dec-08 08:21 AM

whenever you buy, the chances are high that you will have bought at the upper side of the price in time. so if price is your main concern, best is not to buy at all, that's the only way how to avoid you will be upset when Nikon drops the price another 99$.

falterego

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#3. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

falterego Registered since 06th Dec 2008
Wed 10-Dec-08 04:19 PM

>I have been watching the last few weeks as the price on the
>D700 mimics gas prices...............a slow decline.
>
>Which one will bottom out first and at what price?
>

The thing with tech and price is, by the time something gets cheap enough, a newer and better model becomes available and the cycle starts all over again...

Life's too short to spend on waiting, dude.

chili555

US
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#4. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 2

chili555 Registered since 11th Sep 2008
Wed 10-Dec-08 04:30 PM

There is always another price coming; some better and some worse. There is always another model coming, too. That's how manufacturers succeed; by moving technology forward continuously. Sure, you could wait for the D700x, but then the rumors will start up about a D800 model and then a D800x, etc. It will never stop.

But while you wait...and wait, how many months of enjoyment and how many thousands of great photographs have you lost?

SolaresLarrave

DeKalb, US
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#5. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

SolaresLarrave Basic Member
Wed 10-Dec-08 05:17 PM | edited Wed 10-Dec-08 05:18 PM by SolaresLarrave

Sean, just give in. Most of us did, and didn't regret it. And as chili555 wrote above, you're missing out on a lot by waiting.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Francisco
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My Nikon D700 Blog

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Gator Bob

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#6. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sat 13-Dec-08 01:06 PM

>I have been watching the last few weeks as the price on the
D700 ...a slow decline ... $2319 for the body no tax no shipping.
>

My D700 is due here today from Buydig.com for $2319 along with a 14-24 and 24-70. My D300, 12-24 & 18-200 sold in a few hours on the Nikonians "sell" forum.

tdtaylor

Lutherville, US
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#7. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 6

tdtaylor Registered since 03rd Jan 2008
Sat 13-Dec-08 10:11 PM

I bought mine the day it was announced, and had one of the first ones. If I didn't like it, could have easily sent it back. Now have over 25k shots, and hundreds of photos printed and shared, many which I could not have captured with my D300. The $600- 700 I could have saved by waiting a year seems trival. My opinion is we shoot to capture what is happening around us, and if something better comes along, I take advantage of it.

Now the D3x is of no interest- have not blown up my landscape shots past 20" x 30", so why clog my computer with even more bytes. Just one person's opinion. I'm sure you can now get a D100 real cheap...

Terry
Nikonian in Maryland

nikolaj1972

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#8. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

nikolaj1972 Registered since 13th Sep 2007
Sat 13-Dec-08 11:03 PM | edited Sat 13-Dec-08 11:06 PM by nikolaj1972

Its £1499 now. I think i gonna order tomorrow.Offcourse there will always be another price but this price is perfect for me.
Its now at the same price as i payed for the D200. ??

Nikolaj Freiesleben.cph.dk

nikonian90

Austin, US
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#9. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 1

nikonian90 Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Mar 2002
Sun 14-Dec-08 12:43 AM

>As I mention in another thread, the $300 instant rebate will
>end in a few weeks. That will push the price back up, so your
>$2319 price now will be $2619 in a few weeks. So I don't think
>it will bottom out anytime soon.
>
>I just bought mine and it was worth it.

Hello D700 fans, anyone know exactly when the instant rebate ends?
I am really considering buying soon, but I hope I don't miss the rebate.
300 bucks is 300 bucks!

Nikonian90
Austin, TX USA

vh_bu98

Irving, US
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#10. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 9

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Sun 14-Dec-08 04:03 AM

>Hello D700 fans, anyone know exactly when the instant rebate
>ends?
>I am really considering buying soon, but I hope I don't miss
>the rebate.
>300 bucks is 300 bucks!
>
>Nikonian90
>Austin, TX USA

The instant rebate ends 12/27/08.

B&H has the D700 body for $2349.95 plus free shipping currently.

kas

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#11. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 8

kas Basic Member
Sun 14-Dec-08 01:22 PM | edited Sun 14-Dec-08 01:24 PM by kas

I got mine a couple of weeks ago from B&H. Price dropped twice in the 2 weeks I've had it.
They credited me first $100 and now another $50...(you have 15 day return with bh so if price drops in that time they will credit your cc but you have to ask they don't do it automatically.)
I'm loving it and got the camera for my happy price.
Of course it will continue to drop by spring when they announce the new ______.

Now I only wish the lens prices varied as much....Got to save up for the 24-70.

Gator Bob

SANTA FE, US
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#12. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 7

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sun 14-Dec-08 02:43 PM

>Now the D3x is of no interest- have not blown up my landscape
>shots past 20" x 30", so why clog my computer with
>even more bytes.

I agree. Raw 14 bit D700 files require twice as much memory as similar D300 files. A 4GB card holds about 220 exposures on the D300 and only about 150 on the D700. I'm guessing that the D3X can fit fewer than 75 files onto a 4 gig card.

briantilley

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#13. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 12

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 14-Dec-08 02:52 PM

>Raw 14 bit D700 files require twice as much memory as
>similar D300 files.

I've not compared file sizes in practice yet, but the camera manuals suggest what you say is inaccurate. The manuals quote 24.7 MB for a D700 FX mode 14-bit Uncompressed NEF file, and 25.3 MB for a D300 14-bit Uncompressed NEF file.

If you're comparing a D700 DX Crop Mode file with a D300 file, then I'd agree with you

Brian
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Gator Bob

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#14. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 13

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sun 14-Dec-08 03:19 PM

>>Raw 14 bit D700 files require twice as much memory as
>>similar D300 files.
>
>I've not compared file sizes in practice yet, but the camera
>manuals suggest what you say is inaccurate. The manuals quote
>24.7 MB for a D700 FX mode 14-bit Uncompressed NEF file, and
>25.3 MB for a D300 14-bit Uncompressed NEF file.
>
>If you're comparing a D700 DX Crop Mode file with a D300 file,
>then I'd agree with you

My bad. I should have said that I only reported what I observed with the same empty 4GB card in both cameras. I need to examine closely how my D700 is set up. I just got it yesterday and haven't done much more than glance at the menu settings.

vh_bu98

Irving, US
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#15. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Tue 16-Dec-08 12:33 AM

It looks like the price keeps falling...B&H has it for $2319.95 now.

Gator Bob

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#16. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 15

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Tue 16-Dec-08 01:15 AM

>It looks like the price keeps falling...B&H has it for
>$2319.95 now.

Apparently they just matched buydig.com, which sold a D700 to me a week ago for $2319 (less 2.5% or $58 cashback becauase I went to buydig from live.com).

gene74

Frisco, US
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#17. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 15

gene74 Registered since 26th Dec 2004
Tue 16-Dec-08 03:45 PM | edited Tue 16-Dec-08 03:46 PM by gene74

>It looks like the price keeps falling...B&H has it for
>$2319.95 now.


Im so tempted. Do you guys buy extra insurance/protection plan for this kind of purchase?

vh_bu98

Irving, US
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#18. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 17

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Tue 16-Dec-08 03:48 PM

>Im so tempted. Do you guys buy extra insurance for this kind
>of purchase/protection plan?

What kind of insurance are you referring too?

I have an additional personal article policy on my home insurance to cover all my camera gear in case it gets stolen or damage when I travel.

gene74

Frisco, US
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#19. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 18

gene74 Registered since 26th Dec 2004
Tue 16-Dec-08 04:04 PM

mack ?

vh_bu98

Irving, US
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#20. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 19

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Tue 16-Dec-08 04:10 PM

>mack ?

I've read mixed reviews on the Mack warranty. I've never purchased an extended warranty on any of my Nikon equipment. I've never had any issues with my D70, D200 or D300.

Maybe I've been lucky.

gene74

Frisco, US
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#21. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 20

gene74 Registered since 26th Dec 2004
Tue 16-Dec-08 06:28 PM

anyone heard of this place?

http://www.digitalsfuture.com/t/categories/digital-camera/slr/p/nikon-d700-slr-digital-camera-camera-body

bobmikk123

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#22. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 21

bobmikk123 Registered since 15th Dec 2007
Tue 16-Dec-08 07:03 PM

>anyone heard of this place?
>
>http://www.digitalsfuture.com/t/categories/digital-camera/slr/p/nikon-d700-slr-digital-camera-camera-body


I found an web site entry for this firm that indicates an Oct 2008 startup......I would run as fast possible from this site and if you have the urge to order, do so with a reliable/proven electronics company, there are many to choose from, and the going price will be ~$2319 these days for the D700.

kas

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#23. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 22

kas Basic Member
Tue 16-Dec-08 07:37 PM

If you don't want to wait till after the holidays after the new tax year, buy from B&H, Adorama, Amazon, etc..those are reputable sites that you can trust.

Gator Bob

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#24. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 21

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Tue 16-Dec-08 07:45 PM

>anyone heard of this place?
>
>http://www.digitalsfuture.com/t/categories/digital-camera/slr/p/nikon-d700-slr-digital-camera-camera-body

Trust me: There is no free lunch ... and ... if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

If Madoff could fleece "smart" rich folks out of $50 billion, you can be sure that these predatory camera sellers will continue to attract suckers.

ewpreston

Madison, US
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#25. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 10

ewpreston Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Dec 2008
Tue 16-Dec-08 07:53 PM

>>Hello D700 fans, anyone know exactly when the instant
>rebate
>>ends?
>>I am really considering buying soon, but I hope I don't
>miss
>>the rebate.
>>300 bucks is 300 bucks!
>>
>>Nikonian90
>>Austin, TX USA
>
>The instant rebate ends 12/27/08.
>
>B&H has the D700 body for $2349.95 plus free shipping
>currently.

Which B&H are you looking at? The bhphotovideo.com site I go to has it at $2999.95 - $300 = 2699.95 and it's been that way for at least a couple weeks.

gene74

Frisco, US
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#26. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 24

gene74 Registered since 26th Dec 2004
Tue 16-Dec-08 07:57 PM

do you think it's gonna go down more?

ewpreston

Madison, US
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#27. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 25

ewpreston Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Dec 2008
Tue 16-Dec-08 08:27 PM

>>>Hello D700 fans, anyone know exactly when the
>instant
>>rebate
>>>ends?
>>>I am really considering buying soon, but I hope I
>don't
>>miss
>>>the rebate.
>>>300 bucks is 300 bucks!
>>>
>>>Nikonian90
>>>Austin, TX USA
>>
>>The instant rebate ends 12/27/08.
>>
>>B&H has the D700 body for $2349.95 plus free shipping
>>currently.
>
>Which B&H are you looking at? The bhphotovideo.com site I

I'll answer my own question -- if you add the D700 to the shopping cart it's $2319.95
>go to has it at $2999.95 - $300 = 2699.95 and it's been that
>way for at least a couple weeks.

seanmac45

Brooklyn, US
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#28. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 5

seanmac45 Registered since 13th Sep 2006
Tue 16-Dec-08 08:28 PM

Thanks to all for your gentle prodding;

I pulled the trigger today, $2319 out the door. Merry Christmas.

vh_bu98

Irving, US
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#29. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Tue 16-Dec-08 09:14 PM

I bought my D300 last December for $1800. Now I got the D700 for $2319. It's amazing what a year makes. The lesson learn is to wait at least 6 months.

Darkroomdave

Anaheim, US
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#30. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 29

Darkroomdave Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Oct 2006
Tue 16-Dec-08 09:27 PM

I bought the D700 2 days ago at Samys Camera in Santa Ana, CA. It was $2699.99 out the door, no tax and 6 months no payments, no intrest for 6 months. I read your post today re: B&H price. I called Samys. They checked out my claim and told me to come in and they would credit me the dif. I did. They did. I'm a happy camper again. I like to do bus. with the local stores if pos. Face to face and a good return policy are hard to beat!
Thanks for this great forum.
Dave.
Now if I could only find a good used 17-35 lens?

ultravista

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#31. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 30

ultravista Basic Member
Fri 26-Dec-08 01:29 PM

What was the price of the D700 before the $300 rebate? I was under the impression that the retailers raised their prices due to the coupon.


D200 Body ~ 17-35mm 2.8 AF-S | 28-70mm 2.8 AF-S | 70-200mm 2.8 AF-S VR | 50mm 1.4D | 60mm 2.8D | 85mm 1.4D | 105mm 2D DC | 300mm f/4 AF-S | Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 APO EX | 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters

Darkroomdave

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#32. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 30

Darkroomdave Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Oct 2006
Fri 26-Dec-08 08:31 PM

$2,999.95

ultravista

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#33. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 32

ultravista Basic Member
Fri 26-Dec-08 09:42 PM | edited Fri 26-Dec-08 09:43 PM by ultravista

How could it have been 2995, the $300 rebate takes it down to $2695.

Do you think it will truely go up to $2995 again?

D200 Body ~ 17-35mm 2.8 AF-S | 28-70mm 2.8 AF-S | 70-200mm 2.8 AF-S VR | 50mm 1.4D | 60mm 2.8D | 85mm 1.4D | 105mm 2D DC | 300mm f/4 AF-S | Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 APO EX | 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters

Darkroomdave

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#34. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 33

Darkroomdave Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Oct 2006
Sat 27-Dec-08 12:50 AM

The price they had was $2999.99, minus $300 rebate = 2699+ they matched the BH price of 2319.95. It seems they all want to match prices but not shout to loudly about it. You have to know or ask. At least that was my experience. I like the D700 but not with the DX lenses I have. I will have to put them up for sale. 17-55mm and 18-200mm. I think my 12-24mm is sold. I tried them but just didn't like what I see in the viewfinder and the lower resolution. Anybody have good results with the D700 and DX lenses?

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#35. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 34

Dinophyte Registered since 25th Sep 2008
Sat 27-Dec-08 01:19 AM

Hi gatorbob, The D700 was $2319 from buydig.com? How were they to deal with with? Thanks, D

Gator Bob

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#36. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 35

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sat 27-Dec-08 01:59 AM

>Hi gatorbob, The D700 was $2319 from buydig.com? How were
>they to deal with with? Thanks, D

I have had excellent experience buying from buydig.com. They have been the low cost supplier several times, usually by a considerably lower price. They shipped me a 52 inch 850 series Samsung flat screen and everything about the transaction was 100% OK. One warning: they are not the place to buy from if you are not sure exactly what you want. Their return policy is not nearly as generous as BHPhotoVideo.

Dinophyte

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#37. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 36

Dinophyte Registered since 25th Sep 2008
Sat 27-Dec-08 04:16 AM

>I have had excellent experience buying from buydig.com. They
>have been the low cost supplier several times, usually by a
>considerably lower price. They shipped me a 52 inch 850 series
>Samsung flat screen and everything about the transaction was
>100% OK. One warning: they are not the place to buy from if
>you are not sure exactly what you want. Their return policy is
>not nearly as generous as BHPhotoVideo.
>
Hi gatorbob, Thanks for the information. I might give them try. I was apprehensive about ordering from them due to some of negative customer reviews on resellerratings.com. Happy holidays, D

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#38. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 37

kas Basic Member
Sat 27-Dec-08 10:58 AM


>>
>Hi gatorbob, Thanks for the information. I might give them
>try. I was apprehensive about ordering from them due to some
>of negative customer reviews on resellerratings.com. Happy
>holidays, D


Why not buy from B&H the price is $2319 and you don't have to worry about
problems with them?

Thumper

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#39. "Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 0

Thumper Basic Member
Sat 27-Dec-08 02:29 PM

>I have been watching the last few weeks as the price on the
>D700 mimics gas prices...............a slow decline.
>
>Temptation is a terrible thing..

Temptation is NAS in disguise

That D700 is the first horse of the full frame clone
out of the barn. Do you bet on the first horse
or the best horse?

Here in Canada the D700 body is still way out
of my price range at C$3100.00.

And I doubt if the price will drop to a reasonable figure,
which for me would be 'round $1500.00.

Maybe a lesser version of the full-frame will appear
in the future; I don't require all the whistles, bugles
and daisies of the D700 full frame.

Photography should be pleasure for one's self.
however such pleasure no longer exists
hence all kit has now been sold.

vh_bu98

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#40. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 39

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Sat 27-Dec-08 03:25 PM

>Temptation is NAS in disguise
>
>That D700 is the first horse of the full frame clone
>out of the barn. Do you bet on the first horse
>or the best horse?
>
>Here in Canada the D700 body is still way out
>of my price range at C$3100.00.
>
>And I doubt if the price will drop to a reasonable figure,
>which for me would be 'round $1500.00.
>
>Maybe a lesser version of the full-frame will appear
>in the future; I don't require all the whistles, bugles
>and daisies of the D700 full frame.

There will always be a better horse and best is relative.

I've own three Nikon bodies previously with each one being better than the previous, but the D700 has been the one that I feel truly satisfied with.

Gator Bob

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#41. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 38

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sat 27-Dec-08 05:35 PM

>

>
>
>Why not buy from B&H the price is $2319 and you don't have
>to worry about problems with them?

Early in December buydig charged me $2319 when B&H was charging $2699. I had zero problems with buydig.

vh_bu98

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#42. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 41

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Sat 27-Dec-08 10:07 PM

>Early in December buydig charged me $2319 when B&H was
>charging $2699. I had zero problems with buydig.

The thing with B&H is that you have to add it to the cart to see the real price. I bought my D700 on Dec 1st from B&H for $2399 with free shipping. When the price dropped down to $2319, I sent them an e-mail about getting the difference back and they obliged.

I've bought from BuyDig before, but B&H is usually first choice.

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#43. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 21

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sat 27-Dec-08 10:17 PM | edited Sat 27-Dec-08 10:20 PM by Ramesses

>anyone heard of this place?
>
>http://www.digitalsfuture.com/t/categories/digital-camera/slr/p/nikon-d700-slr-digital-camera-camera-body

Hi Gene:

I just saw this thread. I do not know the outfit that is selling the D700, but it could be one of these up sales sites. The D700 seems to be an open box item and imported – no warranty. After you order the camera, they will call you back and try to push the accessories that are usually included with the camera at outrageous prices. If you do not buy them, they threaten you not to send the camera. It becomes a mess and these people are really terrible.

I found out about them, when I was purchasing my D40. They had the D80 for $399.00. I called them up and they were very rude and answered with only yes and nos. I finally told this guy: “You are a man of a thousand words that just told me everything I wanted to know.” Hanged-up.

I did some research on the Internet and this site (I forgot the name) was terrible. One lady had a huge problem with them and finally decided to cancel the order. After an hour or so of screaming at each other, on the phone, the guy said something that I’ll never forget: “I will cancel the order, witch! (with a b)” Others had similar experiences.

Find out about them, first.

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#44. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 33

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sat 27-Dec-08 10:41 PM | edited Sat 27-Dec-08 10:53 PM by Ramesses

>How could it have been 2995, the $300 rebate takes it down to
>$2695.
>
>Do you think it will truely go up to $2995 again?
>
>D200 Body ~ 17-35mm 2.8 AF-S | 28-70mm 2.8 AF-S | 70-200mm 2.8
>AF-S VR | 50mm 1.4D | 60mm 2.8D | 85mm 1.4D | 105mm 2D DC |
>300mm f/4 AF-S | Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 APO EX | 1.4x and 2.0x
>teleconverters

Hi:

I’m waiting for tomorrow to see what the price of the D700 will be after the official $300 rebate from Nikon ends. The problem for what I read (I am not certain that it was in Thom Hogan’s site) is that the retailers cannot deviate from Nikon’s prices without their approval. Therefore, what they do is that they will only quote you the true price after you put the camera in the shopping cart (something that is OK with Nikon – go figure that one out.) In this case, B&H is really selling the camera for $2,619 - the $300 instant rebate = $2,319. The problem with the retailers, as I understand it, is that Nikon will take up two months to reimburse them.

I guess that the price will go up to $2,619 unless Nikon offers a bigger and better rebate. On the other hand, what I read is that Nikon will offer an instant rebate between the 28th and a week or so after the 1st on the D300.

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#45. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 40

Max Power Registered since 13th Jan 2006
Sat 27-Dec-08 10:43 PM

Welp, given this is the last day of the rebate, I decided Nikon wins the game of chicken and I just ordered my D700. Given the capabilities of this camera, I think it will be a while before you see any at $1500. I think this one may have a longer shelf life, but I have been wrong before.


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#46. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 45

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sat 27-Dec-08 11:55 PM | edited Sun 28-Dec-08 12:01 AM by Ramesses

>Welp, given this is the last day of the rebate, I decided
>Nikon wins the game of chicken and I just ordered my D700.
>Given the capabilities of this camera, I think it will be a
>while before you see any at $1500. I think this one may have a
>longer shelf life, but I have been wrong before.
>
>
>It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.

Hi:

Same thing here. I ordered the D700 on Christmas day and it is still sitting at B&H “Processing” – turkeys! They had all of Friday to ship it. I guess, that they’ll ship it tomorrow night – UPS is closed the weekends.

If the camera goes down in price, I will give B&H a call to tell them at $2,319 I’m getting a severe case of “buyer’s remorse.” They are pretty good, though. The day after I purchased the Tamron 90mm Macro, the lens dropped $50 in price. They credited my account for the difference.

The other thing is that I’m going to set up with B&H a way to automatically deposit my paycheck into my B&H account. What’s the difference? The money ends up there anyway and why the hustle.

My purchase was not a case of NAS. I was set to wait until either the D400 or D800 came out, to go after the D700. However, you guys pushed me over the edge – and that is the honest truth. Everyone, or it seems every one, is getting the D700. Am I missing an opportunity here? I did not want to take the chance, because I would not forgive myself for not pulling the trigger. On the other hand, if the camera goes down in price, I can always use the same old argument: “Look at the shots I would have missed by not having the camera.” It makes it all right, then.

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#47. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 42

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sun 28-Dec-08 12:50 AM

>>Early in December buydig charged me $2319 when B&H
>was
>>charging $2699. I had zero problems with buydig.
>
>The thing with B&H is that you have to add it to the cart
>to see the real price. I bought my D700 on Dec 1st from
>B&H for $2399 with free shipping. When the price dropped
>down to $2319, I sent them an e-mail about getting the
>difference back and they obliged.
>
>I've bought from BuyDig before, but B&H is usually first
>choice.

B&H is my first choice also but when I paid Buydig $2319 B&H was still chargin 2699. I fully undertand about putting it in the cart.

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#48. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 39

kas Basic Member
Sun 28-Dec-08 01:08 AM


>Temptation is NAS in disguise
>

What is NAS?

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#49. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sun 28-Dec-08 02:21 AM

I think I am still the low price champ. I checked the price at B&H a couple of months ago by putting it in my cart and it came up $2249.99. I didn't ask questions, I just bought it. When I checked again later that day, the price was back up. It was delivered for free, since I am a NAPP member, and I've been loving it ever since.

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#50. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 46

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sun 28-Dec-08 06:04 AM | edited Sun 28-Dec-08 06:16 AM by Ramesses

Hi:

The rebate by Nikon is over. The new price at B&H for the D700 is: $2496.95 or a savings of $177.00 compared my purchase price of $2,319.95. I am truly amazed at the amount of money I save when I spend money.

Now that the D700 is done, to my next item: the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 ED N (whatever.) I found a way to purchase it – magic.

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#51. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 48

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sun 28-Dec-08 08:27 AM

>
>>Temptation is NAS in disguise
>>
>
>What is NAS?

Hi:

NAS stands for “Nikon Acquisition Syndrome.” It is very bad disease that we all get and it is very highly contagious. It can be transmitted over the internet and once acquired the prognosis of recovery from it is very guarded at best. Actually, it is worse than heroine or nicotine addiction. Most of us, who have it, are hopeless. The withdrawal symptoms include heavy sweating, breathing, uncontrollable shaking, and extremely bad humor with paranoid hallucinations. That is until we purchase a Nikon product that we rarely use and simply do not need, but life without it is not worth living. A period of complete elation, ecstasy, and jubilation follows, which lasts for about two weeks. After that period of inner peace, we fall into a stage of desperation with suicidal tendencies until our next acquisition, of course! Oh, yes! Nikon loves us for it.

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#52. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 50

garth_qi Registered since 20th Dec 2007
Sun 28-Dec-08 12:18 PM

When I saw that the B&H price went up today I pulled the trigger on Adorama because they were still offering the D700 for 2319$. I needed to make the purchase in the next few weeks and frankly was tired of wondering if the price would fall or rise after the long internal battle of D300 vs D700. Feeling a little guilty over the splurge but I'm hope that will go away after the box arrives.

-garth

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#53. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 49

Max Power Registered since 13th Jan 2006
Sun 28-Dec-08 12:18 PM

New price today is $2496.00 once you put it in the cart. It shows $2999.00 before you do. The rebate is gone.


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#54. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 51

kas Basic Member
Sun 28-Dec-08 01:44 PM

>>
>>>Temptation is NAS in disguise
>>>
>>
>>What is NAS?
>
>Hi:
>
>NAS stands for “Nikon Acquisition Syndrome.” It is very bad
>disease that we all get and it is very highly contagious. It
>can be transmitted over the internet and once acquired the
>prognosis of recovery from it is very guarded at best.
>Actually, it is worse than heroine or nicotine addiction.
>Most of us, who have it, are hopeless. The withdrawal
>symptoms include heavy sweating, breathing, uncontrollable
>shaking, and extremely bad humor with paranoid hallucinations.
>That is until we purchase a Nikon product that we rarely use
>and simply do not need, but life without it is not worth
>living. A period of complete elation, ecstasy, and jubilation
>follows, which lasts for about two weeks. After that period
>of inner peace, we fall into a stage of desperation with
>suicidal tendencies until our next acquisition, of course! Oh,
>yes! Nikon loves us for it.
>
>Best Regards,
>
>Ramesses
>
That's funny.....I have this disease but I usually am happy with the purchase.

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#55. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 54

Turbo Bob Registered since 03rd Oct 2008
Sun 28-Dec-08 02:06 PM

I spoke with a friend of mine who is the mgr. ofa large camera retailer and he said that Nikon usually lowers the prices after Christmas around Feb when the buying slows down and if I could wait I might get the best deal. I tried waiting but pulled the trigger on the Ritz Paypal deal but due to extreme technical difficulties the purchase never went through. I took this as an omen and am now waiting a little longer. Hope I didn't make a mistake, only time will tell and most of my shoots don't occur until after Feb anyway.

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#56. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 55

Thumper Basic Member
Sun 28-Dec-08 02:37 PM

For those who've followed on the thread header,
"Temptation is NAS in disguise,"

I should mention I am in Canada. Purchasing a
D700 from anywhere other than here in Canada
means any warranty supplied is invalid, here.

So the B&H offers are not helpful, to me.
New Nikon gear always
seems to be more expensive in places other
than the United States, which is probably
Nikon's largest market.

Photography should be pleasure for one's self.
however such pleasure no longer exists
hence all kit has now been sold.

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#57. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 56

vh_bu98 Registered since 02nd Mar 2007
Sun 28-Dec-08 02:40 PM

The US warranty would be invalid, but I recall that there is also an international warranty card as well. Wouldn't you still be able to use that in Canada?

By the way, where are you in Canada? I'm currently visiting Vancouver Island.

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#58. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 57

Thumper Basic Member
Sun 28-Dec-08 03:08 PM

>The US warranty would be invalid, but I recall that there is
>also an international warranty card as well. Wouldn't you
>still be able to use that in Canada?
I don't think so, maybe somebody else on list can advise
>
>By the way, where are you in Canada? I'm currently visiting
>Vancouver Island.
Due east, west of Toronto actually the northwest end
of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes.


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#59. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 56

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sun 28-Dec-08 04:26 PM | edited Sun 28-Dec-08 04:27 PM by Ramesses

>For those who've followed on the thread header,
>"Temptation is NAS in disguise,"
>
>I should mention I am in Canada. Purchasing a
>D700 from anywhere other than here in Canada
>means any warranty supplied is invalid, here.
>
>So the B&H offers are not helpful, to me.
>New Nikon gear always
>seems to be more expensive in places other
>than the United States, which is probably
>Nikon's largest market.
>
Hi:

Can’t you ship the Nikon products back to a US Service Center for repairs? I live about 20 minutes from the West Coast Service Center, but most people ship them in the US. Call Nikon up and find out if the warranty still applies, in the US, even though you live in Canada.

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#60. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 55

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sun 28-Dec-08 04:32 PM

>I spoke with a friend of mine who is the mgr. ofa large
>camera retailer and he said that Nikon usually lowers the
>prices after Christmas around Feb when the buying slows down
>and if I could wait I might get the best deal. I tried waiting
>but pulled the trigger on the Ritz Paypal deal but due to
>extreme technical difficulties the purchase never went
>through. I took this as an omen and am now waiting a little
>longer. Hope I didn't make a mistake, only time will tell and
>most of my shoots don't occur until after Feb anyway.

Hi:

Your guess is as good as mine. I have no idea what Nikon is up to. However, you would have saved only $177, which is ~ 7% of what seems to be the new purchase price. $177 out of $2,500 is not that big of a deal and it can only go down in price.

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#61. "Possible Foreign Warranty Issues?" | In response to Reply # 59

Thumper Basic Member
Sun 28-Dec-08 05:05 PM

>Hi:
>
>Can’t you ship the Nikon products back to a US Service Center
>for repairs? I live about 20 minutes from the West Coast
>Service Center, but most people ship them in the US. Call
>Nikon up and find out if the warranty still applies, in the
>US, even though you live in Canada.
>
>Best Regards,
>
>Ramesses
>

You've never had to deal with Canada Customs & Revenue, eh?
If something goes out for repair and even though
I have filled in all the correct paperwork, tax will be applied
as if the camera was purchased new, at the prevailing current price
in Canada. That is, the price of purchase stateside plus the current
exchange value plus duty plus a handling charge plus provincial and federal taxes. Often the price charged is way more than the money saved on the foreign purchase and often well exceeds the retail list price in Canada. Went through this problem with the repair of
a specialty radio frequency scanning radio, end result was a charge
far higher than the orignal price of the radio a year prior.

If you've been wronged then you have to fight and fight and fight to
get your money back. The problems simply are not worth the difficulty.

Photography should be pleasure for one's self.
however such pleasure no longer exists
hence all kit has now been sold.

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#62. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 53

wsilvio Registered since 29th Oct 2008
Sun 28-Dec-08 07:48 PM

Adorama still has it for $2319.00

I just ordered one!

This site is bad for my wallet!

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#63. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 62

garth_qi Registered since 20th Dec 2007
Sun 28-Dec-08 09:00 PM

Congrats on taking the plunge!

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#64. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 62

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sun 28-Dec-08 10:47 PM

buydig.com still at 2329, no tax, free shipping.

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#65. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 63

wsilvio Registered since 29th Oct 2008
Sun 28-Dec-08 11:22 PM

>Congrats on taking the plunge!


Thanks. I'm really excited. I guess Im going to sell my d300 while it is still worth something!


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#66. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 64

rudymr Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jan 2004
Mon 29-Dec-08 01:32 AM

Yen going up against $(USD). IMHO price slide may end shortly.

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I bought mine on 7 November for $2429.96, and have had nearly 2 months of use out of mine. That price was free shipping and legally tax free in California. So even though it has been lower, I am still very happy with my purchase. I have already taken pictures that would have been impossible with my D200, which makes up for any later savings.

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#68. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 66

tony t Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Nov 2005
Mon 29-Dec-08 10:09 AM

I just ordered my D700 last week for $2319. at B&H, however, the rebate has ended and I think the new price is still $2949. and free shipping.
That's not too bad.

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#69. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 68

tony t Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Nov 2005
Mon 29-Dec-08 10:15 AM

Sorry, the new price is $2349. (not $2949) but you have to put the item in the shopping cart to see the real price. List still shows $2999.

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#70. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 69

Max Power Registered since 13th Jan 2006
Mon 29-Dec-08 10:49 AM

I get $2,496.95 when I put one in my cart. I got the same yesterday too.

I imagine the prices from others will come up as they adjust their websites to reflect no rebate.


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#71. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 52

Stephen97801 Registered since 12th Dec 2008
Mon 29-Dec-08 03:26 PM

>When I saw that the B&H price went up today I pulled the
>trigger on Adorama because they were still offering the D700
>for 2319$. I needed to make the purchase in the next few
>weeks and frankly was tired of wondering if the price would
>fall or rise after the long internal battle of D300 vs D700.
>Feeling a little guilty over the splurge but I'm hope that
>will go away after the box arrives.
>
>-garth

Amazon.com also still has it for $2,319.95

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#72. "Got one today from Ritz Camera for $2399, no tax and free shipping" | In response to Reply # 0

LuisGonzalezLT Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2005
Mon 29-Dec-08 11:06 PM

I can't find anyone else out there still selling them that low.

I am actually getting this to replace my D3, which I am going to be selling soon. I just don't need that D3 performance anymore and need to shed pounds in the pack. I can sell the D3 to finance this and still have money left over for something else

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#73. "RE: Got one today from Ritz Camera for $2399, no tax and free shipping" | In response to Reply # 72

chili555 Registered since 11th Sep 2008
Tue 30-Dec-08 02:19 AM

Shall we now change the subject to "D700 Prices Rising"?

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#74. "RE: Temptation is NAS in disguise" | In response to Reply # 58

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Tue 30-Dec-08 04:37 AM

Hi Thumper, 'The Camera Store' in Calgary has the D700 @ $2949CA
http://www.thecamerastore.com/products/catalog/digital-slr-cameras/nikon-d700-body

and 'Camera Canada" has it for $2961CA
http://www.cameracanada.com/eNet-cart/product.asp?pid=17700

(I know still not the $1500 you are awaiting, but better than the $3100 you mentioned )

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#75. "YEP - the rebate deal is gone and the prices are basically back up." | In response to Reply # 73

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Tue 30-Dec-08 11:02 AM


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#76. "RE: YEP - the rebate deal is gone and the prices are basically back up." | In response to Reply # 75

jhawk1000 Registered since 21st Mar 2006
Tue 30-Dec-08 11:28 PM

Just bought a D700 for my wife at Adorama on 12/30/08 and the price was $2319.95 with free shipping. Received a confirmation of price and purchase by email immediately. Now waiting for a package.

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#77. "RE: YEP - the rebate deal is gone and the prices are basically back up." | In response to Reply # 76

LuisGonzalezLT Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2005
Wed 31-Dec-08 01:15 AM

Very cool, Mel! Still some deals out there, then. Although I think what happened when I had looked at Adorama is that they have a higher price until you put it in the cart - but they don't obviously SAY it will be lower when you put it in the cart. I saw the $2696 price and thought that was their price. You have to hover the mouse over the "suggested price" link to actually see the notice to add it to the cart for the real price. Not a very good web site design in that respect. I could have saved $80. Oh well, not that big a deal, by the time I pay to ship back the one from Ritz and go through that hassle it wouldn't be worth it. Mine will be here tomorrow and it will be interesting to compare it to my D3, which I am looking to sell off in a couple of weeks.

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#78. "RITZCAMERA $2,159.99 with PayPal checkout" | In response to Reply # 0

LuisGonzalezLT Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2005
Wed 31-Dec-08 01:18 PM | edited Wed 31-Dec-08 01:20 PM by LuisGonzalezLT

They are giving a 10% discount for using PayPal checkout. That brings the price down from $2399.99 to $2159.99

Not in stock, though, from what I can tell, and I don't know yet when their stock will replenish.

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#79. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

DuraAce1 Registered since 19th Jan 2008
Wed 31-Dec-08 02:06 PM

I have a D300 which I love but...(NAS kicking in) My brother phoned me on Christmas offering to buy it if I wanted to get a D700...well, what to do? I obviously would love the D700 but does anyone have any idea when/if the upgraded version, a la D3x will be released? Will it be a D800 or a D700x? I would hate to go out and get a D700 just to have it replaced by a more up to date version.
Please offer thoughts/comments. Thanks

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#80. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 79

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Wed 31-Dec-08 04:49 PM

Hi DuraAce, a couple points for you to ponder in making your decision:

- I wouldn't personally consider a D800/D700X as an "upgrade to the D700" but rather an alternate tool to the D700. The D700 is a killer low-light machine, the D800 I assume will be a killer app for studio/landscape etc. Which type of photography is more important to you?

- My complete speculation is that should Nikon produce it, the D800 will be mid to late 2009 before it is available and it will cost quite a bit more than the D700. But who knows, Nikon has pleasantly surprised me a lot in the last 18 months!

Best regards, SteveK
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Garfieldthecat

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#81. "RE: RITZCAMERA $2,159.99 with PayPal checkout" | In response to Reply # 78

Garfieldthecat Registered since 05th Jan 2008
Wed 31-Dec-08 05:08 PM

>They are giving a 10% discount for using PayPal checkout.
>That brings the price down from $2399.99 to $2159.99
>
>Not in stock, though, from what I can tell, and I don't know
>yet when their stock will replenish.
>
>Luis Gonzalez
>Everlasting Photography, Inc

If you go through fatwallet, you can get an extra 5% off, making it ~$2052

Very tempting!

sadowsky

New York, US
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#82. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 80

sadowsky Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Registered since 25th Nov 2006
Wed 31-Dec-08 05:28 PM

Just received my D700 from Ritz with the 10% PayPal discount. Very happy to be part of the D700 family on Nikonians. I will probably sell my D80 with the 18-200mm VR zoom. I'll be keeping my D40 for a light weight rig! That camera is very underrated!!

Roger

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LuisGonzalezLT

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#83. "Don't see it on fatwallet ???" | In response to Reply # 81

LuisGonzalezLT Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2005
Wed 31-Dec-08 05:49 PM


Luis Gonzalez
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runutzzzzz

US
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#84. "RE: Don't see it on fatwallet ???" | In response to Reply # 83

runutzzzzz Registered since 30th Nov 2006
Thu 01-Jan-09 12:15 AM

I assume you're looking at Adorama.

It's Ritz.com that has 10% off paypal and 5% Fatcash.

advan031

US
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#85. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 82

advan031 Registered since 07th Aug 2007
Thu 01-Jan-09 02:38 AM

The rebate is back! $2319 at B&H.

Gator Bob

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#86. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 0

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Fri 02-Jan-09 03:21 AM

Nikon Rumors reports upcoming price increases in Canada and rumored increases in Australia and the UK.

DuraAce1

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#87. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 80

DuraAce1 Registered since 19th Jan 2008
Fri 02-Jan-09 04:16 AM

>Hi DuraAce, a couple points for you to ponder in making your
>decision:
>
>- I wouldn't personally consider a D800/D700X as an
>"upgrade to the D700" but rather an alternate tool
>to the D700. The D700 is a killer low-light machine, the D800
>I assume will be a killer app for studio/landscape etc. Which
>type of photography is more important to you?
>
>- My complete speculation is that should Nikon produce it, the
>D800 will be mid to late 2009 before it is available and it
>will cost quite a bit more than the D700. But who knows,
>Nikon has pleasantly surprised me a lot in the last 18
>months!
>
>Best regards, SteveK



Thanks for the reply Steve,

I guess I want it all. I live overseas and travel quite a bit. Photography has always been my favorite hobby and the travel gives me the opportunity to get some great shots. The problem is I shoot indoors as much as outdoor/landscape and I constantly find myself wishing I had a tripod for outdoor low light city scenery. I have gotten some really excellent indoor shots where flash was forbidden
(inside the Vatican Museum) So I would have to wonder how the D700 would have performed.
I just want to have the most versatile kit possible. While the price is definitly an issue, I am willing to spend the money for a better shot because I may never pass that way again.

Thanks again,

ScottE

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KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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#88. "RE: D700 Prices Falling" | In response to Reply # 86

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Fri 02-Jan-09 04:58 PM

Already happened here in Canuckland on some items I track - 500VR is up approximately 470 Canadian pesos and D700 jumped up (around) $150 off of their recent lowest prices.

14-24 jumped about $100 back in early December.

Best regards, SteveK
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