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D7000 Kit available at Best Buy

FutureLook

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FutureLook Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Dec 2003
Fri 15-Oct-10 01:01 AM | edited Fri 15-Oct-10 01:02 AM by FutureLook

Just read a posting at Nikon rumors showing the pics of the D7000 kits. Here is an excerpt of what they posted.

Several readers were able to buy the D7000 from Best Buy today. Many stores will get in trouble for not keeping their sells embargo (October 17th). I could not even see the camera in my local Best Buy and they had several in stock. I even talked to the manager and they told me to come back on Sunday.

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Buffalo, US
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#1. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 0

enesunkie Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2008
Thu 14-Oct-10 11:30 PM

Somebody posted some ISO 6400 pictures on Flickr. They're starting to get in peoples hands! First impressions of the camera are very good.

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#2. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 1

ldrider2 Registered since 05th Oct 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 04:23 AM

I bought a D7000 kit at Bb this afternoon. My first impression can be summarized in one word...WoW!
The AF is very fast. I posted a few test shots at high iso in my gallery. The images are not very good, still getting used to the camera, and have no feel for ViewNX. I shot in NEF and converted to jpeg w/o any PP.

I expect to take my time and see what the camera can do, but the camera really feels good in my hand, and now that I have spent some time with the manual and set some of the settings, I'm ready to play with the D7000 tomorrow.

Dave
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OpticalSerenity

Atlanta, US
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#3. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 2

OpticalSerenity Registered since 23rd Oct 2006
Fri 15-Oct-10 04:57 AM

I plan on taking the 12% coupon to BB near me in the morning...or exactly 7 hours from now! woohoo

km6xz

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#4. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 3

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Fri 15-Oct-10 07:30 AM

According to many who visited Best Buy, most stores are honoring the release date of Sunday but hundreds have already been sold in stores in the chain that seem to not know they are not officially on sale yet. Best bet is to stop by and ask a salesman who i eager to make the commission, a phone call might get the official line of Sunday.
A few dozen to posters on DPR, many getting the 12% discount offered via an on-line coupon.
All comment that the AF is very fast but no real tests. Some of the images posted at 12k are very impressive. One poster had 100% crops of the same subject with D7000 and D700 and they are darned close. By tonight there should be some more careful tests done by more experienced users.
Seeing the initial demand, Canon must be less than happy about the poor reception their 60d has gotten. If the D7000 had not been released, the 60d would have seemed pretty impressive.
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OpticalSerenity

Atlanta, US
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#5. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 4

OpticalSerenity Registered since 23rd Oct 2006
Fri 15-Oct-10 02:18 PM | edited Fri 15-Oct-10 02:18 PM by OpticalSerenity

Picked up one at Best Buy in Kennesaw,GA.

http://flickr.com/gp/opticalserenity/27jz29

crazypopie1

US
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#6. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 5

crazypopie1 Registered since 06th Oct 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 03:04 PM

what class of sdhc are you using?

sabbey51

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#7. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 5

sabbey51 Gold Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 03:43 PM

Snagged one.

weymouth

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#8. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 0

weymouth Registered since 07th Oct 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 03:47 PM

I went to Best Buy when they opened today and the store manager called corporate and got the OK to sell to those who had already ordered them.

Not getting much work done today.

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PI_is_314

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#9. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 0

PI_is_314 Registered since 04th Sep 2007
Fri 15-Oct-10 05:43 PM

Woo-hoo! I get to cure my multi-year NAS disease (temporarily). I called and they have their only one set aside for me. Running to BB right now with a 12% off coupon and $600 in reward certificates. Nothing like a deal at BB!

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MCucuzza

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#10. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 9

MCucuzza Registered since 15th Oct 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 06:15 PM

I bought mine early this morning at the BB in Athens, GA. I used the 12% off coupon and with tax paid about 1420.00. I have been playing with the D7k ever since and... it is very nice. I am going to miss the battery grip on my D90, but I will wait for one to come out for the D7k and get it.

After playing with this a little all that I can say is... D90 FOR SALE .



Cobalt

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#11. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 0

Cobalt Registered since 20th Apr 2008
Fri 15-Oct-10 07:05 PM

I just called our local BB and they advised three kits on the floor, ready for purchase. The sales rep related the body only would not be available in store. He indicated the body only is usually an internet order.
I have been waiting with much anticipation, just like everybody else, but have no reason to purchase the kit lens.

carajo

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#12. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 11

carajo Registered since 19th Jan 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 07:15 PM

on my way to pick my D7000 now. Hey where do you guys get the 12% coupon?

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MCucuzza

US
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#13. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 12

MCucuzza Registered since 15th Oct 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 08:01 PM

Here is the address for the coupon.

http://m.bestbuy.com/mobile/coupons/premier-1158603.html

I don't think that you need a rewards card to use it. I didn't...

Good luck.

MCucuzza

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#14. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 11

MCucuzza Registered since 15th Oct 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 08:03 PM

If you use the 12% off coupon the total is 1320 plus tax. That is about 200 dollars for the kit lens. You can easily sell it for that or more on ebay...

and have your new toy today.

TMort

US
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#15. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 3

TMort Registered since 04th Jul 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 08:12 PM

What 12% coupon?

>I plan on taking the 12% coupon to BB near me in the
>morning...or exactly 7 hours from now! woohoo

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Robman3

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#16. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 4

Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010
Fri 15-Oct-10 11:59 PM | edited Sat 16-Oct-10 12:01 AM by Robman3

Stan,

Best Buy does not offer sales folks a commission, nor other incentives.

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TMort

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#17. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 14

TMort Registered since 04th Jul 2010
Sat 16-Oct-10 12:21 AM | edited Sat 16-Oct-10 12:24 AM by TMort

YES! Just returned from the Best Buy in Louisville WITH the last D7000! Ha, I even printed out the 12% off coupon and used it, now I have 18 months to pay this off interest free!! I'm a happy camper, I feel like a kid at Christmas. =) I also got the 2 year accident warranty since I'm taking this baby to Afghanistan.

edit: Interesting tidbit... since the D7000 early release today the D3100 has dropped to $669 from Adorama.

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Bluez4u

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#18. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 17

Bluez4u Registered since 30th Sep 2010
Sat 16-Oct-10 01:01 AM

It didn't take long, for the hell of it I did a quick check.... 2 kits sold on ebay in the 1650 range...

PI_is_314

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#19. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 9

PI_is_314 Registered since 04th Sep 2007
Sat 16-Oct-10 01:59 AM

Now that I have a D7000, I see that I can't add it to "My Profile" yet. I had to select "Other."

So far, so sweet. Although, going from a Sony CD Mavica, to a Cannon P&S, to a Nikon D7000, yeah, that's pretty sweet in and of itself.

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#20. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 16

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Sat 16-Oct-10 03:30 AM

Sorry, just assumed that they were because whenever I went in to look at higher ticket items the salesperson would give me their card and insisted that I ask for them, and would write down their workdays/hours. In every other business that does that the salesman is given some sort of benefit from sales.
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thepokersupplier

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#21. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 10

thepokersupplier Registered since 18th Sep 2008
Sat 16-Oct-10 06:02 AM

I second that, anyone else in the market for a gently used D-90???

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MCucuzza

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#22. "D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 14

MCucuzza Registered since 15th Oct 2010
Sun 17-Oct-10 01:57 AM

So, I picked up the D7000 at best buy yesterday and have had no problem using it with Nikon AF-S lenses, but today I picked up my 24-70mm sigma (non hsm) and the camera will not even turn on with it installed.

Does anyone else have the D7K or know what could be the problem.

It doesn't even give the f-- error, the camera simply will not work with it installed, but I can take the lens off and put it straight on my D90 or D80 without any problem at all.

Does anyone know why or have a solution?

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#23. "RE: D7000 Kit available at Best Buy" | In response to Reply # 20

Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010
Sun 17-Oct-10 05:44 AM

Not to be sorry, I have done business with their chain and that came up in factoring where wholesale would land.

Otherwise, I'd guess they were on commission as well having been in MI Retail where commission is the rule.

Cheers,

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#24. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 22

Robman3 Registered since 12th Apr 2010
Sun 17-Oct-10 05:48 AM

Sounds like contacts need to be cleaned, Caig or Eclipse etc very, very lightly placed on a non scratching micro-electronics type of swab.

But, it's brand new after all.

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MCucuzza

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#25. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 24

MCucuzza Registered since 15th Oct 2010
Sun 17-Oct-10 09:21 AM

I don't know it works with all of my Nikon lenses but, non of my aftermarket (tamron, sigma) lenses. Hmmm. Strange.

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#26. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 25

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Sun 17-Oct-10 12:49 PM

This would be an interesting and unwelcome development - a new Nikon body that does not AF with third-party lenses? It would really help if someone else can test for this...

Dunno if true, but conceivably we would then have to send third-party lenses in for updates to their chipping. Something along these lines has happened before. Sorry for the speculation, the actual problem may be much more simple.

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#27. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 26

MCucuzza Registered since 15th Oct 2010
Sun 17-Oct-10 12:55 PM

Just read another report of not working with any non-af-s. It is a localized issue on a few cameras.

When I install a sigma/tamron lens the camera turns into a brick.

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#28. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 22

sabbey51 Gold Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010
Sun 17-Oct-10 11:01 PM

My Tokina 11-16 seems to work fine with the D7000.

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#29. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 22

weymouth Registered since 07th Oct 2010
Mon 18-Oct-10 11:19 AM

Both of my Sigma lenses work fine on my D7000 as does my ProMaster.

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MCucuzza

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#30. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 29

MCucuzza Registered since 15th Oct 2010
Mon 18-Oct-10 04:37 PM

Well, returned to best buy. No replacement available until November 15th. So got my money back. I think I may just buy a d300s and forfeit the additional mega pixels...

hamjam

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#31. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 29

hamjam Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Oct 2008
Wed 01-Dec-10 12:27 AM

Which Sigma Lenses are working fine with your D7000? I have three Sigma's 24-70MM works fine, 10-20MM works fine, 105MM Macro when connected to the camera, it will not turn on??

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UrbanXC

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#32. "RE: D7000 lens recognition issue??? Anyone?" | In response to Reply # 31

UrbanXC Registered since 19th Nov 2010
Wed 01-Dec-10 01:50 AM

I have a Sigma 10-20mm, f/4-5.6 DC HSM and it works fine on the D7000.

G