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D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers

wkramer

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wkramer Registered since 03rd Dec 2010
Fri 06-Jan-12 03:29 PM | edited Fri 06-Jan-12 03:45 PM by wkramer

Just got off the phone with Lisa at Berger Brothers. Will be putting down a deposit on the new D800 (soon to be announced). She says price should be around $3900. Deposit is fully refundable. I've been on their list for a call since March.

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#1. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 0

nwcs Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Registered since 15th Jan 2006
Fri 06-Jan-12 02:34 PM

Seems very speculative to me on their part. I personally wouldn't put a deposit down on an unannounced product no matter how reputable the company. But I hope it works out for you!

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#2. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 0

beemerman2k Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2006
Fri 06-Jan-12 06:38 PM

I hope that $3900 isnt a body only price!

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#3. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 2

nwcs Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Registered since 15th Jan 2006
Fri 06-Jan-12 11:08 PM

It will be. The D700 debuted at $3000 body only.

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#4. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 2

slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Aug 2009
Sat 07-Jan-12 01:03 AM

I would expect that is a good guess for the D800 price. the D700 is still $2699 and the D4 is $5999, so at $3900, the D800 may be accurately priced.

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#5. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 4

galt911 Registered since 29th Jan 2007
Mon 13-Feb-12 11:25 PM

Tom - I'm a bit of a neophyte here, but Berger Bros is showing the pre order price on their website at something like $2,999. Is it standard practice to later bump the price once the product is received in stock even if one has a deposit in place?

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#6. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 5

LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Tue 14-Feb-12 12:33 AM

If you look at the dates of the above comments, they were before the D800 was announced. No one knew what the price would be. I can assure you that neither Berger Bros or anyone else is going to boost the price above the 2999 figure.

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#7. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 6

galt911 Registered since 29th Jan 2007
Tue 14-Feb-12 02:06 AM

Good point. No, I did not notice that. Thanks for the clarification.

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mwhals

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#8. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 0

mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Sat 07-Jan-12 01:09 AM

At that price I guess I will not be moving up to full frame. Looking for D400 now.

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Ed911

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#9. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 8

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Mon 09-Jan-12 12:51 PM

4 thousand US dollars...boy, am I happy that I picked up my US D700 for $2150 US in March.

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#10. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 9

TonyJ Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Sep 2004
Fri 13-Jan-12 02:19 PM

>4 thousand US dollars...boy, am I happy that I picked up my
>US D700 for $2150 US in March.
>
>
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I'm NOT an early adopter, and waited forever for the D700 to drop below $2K. Never happened. Am seriously glad I finally took the plunge for $2200... Love the D700!

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#11. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 8

cycleguy623 Registered since 25th Dec 2011
Tue 10-Jan-12 05:13 PM

>At that price I guess I will not be moving up to full frame.
>Looking for D400 now.

If you want a full frame why not just get a D700? I love mine and use it as a Pro/armature extensively. To me when the D800 is announces it would be a great time to pick up a d700 on the used market. You know there will be people selling to upgrade.

richardd300

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#12. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 11

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Wed 11-Jan-12 06:19 AM | edited Wed 11-Jan-12 06:20 AM by richardd300

In the UK that would represent around £2580! I have no intention of getting rid of my D700 which cost me £1750 nearly 3 years ago and still retails for the same price, or even more. Roll on the D400 so I can upgrade my D7000, but that's only providing reports here and elsewhere after about 4 - 6 months of the launch fill me with confidence.

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#13. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 12

Baaker Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Aug 2009
Wed 11-Jan-12 07:49 AM

If photographers don't rush out and buy the camera at it's release price then Nikon might take fright and drop the price but if they buy at the initial price then Nikon will think that they are on a winner and a price drop won't happen?

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#14. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 13

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Wed 11-Jan-12 08:25 AM

Another reason why I said I would wait 4-6 months. I paid far too much for my D7000.

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#15. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 14

Hurzibaby Registered since 11th May 2010
Wed 11-Jan-12 11:46 AM

So why should we 'upgrade' to the D800?
I bought my D700 in 2008, am 51 years old now and i think i should be set for the rest of my life.
If i want to use my F2 i'm free to do that.

So what kind of features will the D800 have? I don't think we get another fantastic features compared to the D700, except the $4k.

So no hurry at all!

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#16. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 14

DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Wed 11-Jan-12 08:00 PM

>Another reason why I said I would wait 4-6 months. I paid
>far too much for my D7000.

I think the world economy has changed this. I bought my D7000 last January for $1199 US and they are $1299 today. I haven't seen any cameras or lenses dropping in price in the past year unless they have been discontinued.
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#17. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 16

richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Wed 11-Jan-12 09:03 PM

Ah, but then why has the D300s in the UK has been discounted by £100 - £150 ($151-225) in the last few days then. Perhaps it is currency fluctuations, but all other cameras are holding their prices.

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#18. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 8

factotum Registered since 17th Jun 2007
Mon 16-Jan-12 03:29 AM

>At that price I guess I will not be moving up to full frame.
>Looking for D400 now.
Just because the d800 is rumored, that does not make the D700 obsolete or a lousy performer. The D800 when it comes will not be the radical departure the D700 was.

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#19. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 0

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Wed 11-Jan-12 11:56 AM

Well, I guess if you want to be at the front of the line and there is essentially no cost, why not.

It surprises me that they are taking deposits on a non-existent product. Maybe I should order my D6?

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#20. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 19

Hurzibaby Registered since 11th May 2010
Wed 11-Jan-12 11:57 AM

LOL

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#21. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 20

F2AS Registered since 23rd Nov 2005
Wed 11-Jan-12 08:01 PM

$4000 for Nikon's entry level full frame body??? I'll definitely be sticking with my D300s and stay with DX.

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#22. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 21

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Wed 11-Jan-12 11:37 PM

If you recall the D700 debuted at $3000. And if you factor in (for the US anyway) the declining dollar that would probably be $3500 today. As to whether it is the entry level... that's debatable. The D700 qualified for NPS so it's more fair to say it's the less expensive pro FX camera.

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#23. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 22

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I just went to their site.
I did not see anyplace (nor did a site search) to order a D800 at Berger Bros.

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LMMiller9

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#24. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 23

LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Mon 23-Jan-12 12:36 AM

Its not on their site. You have to call and talk to Lisa. I know its old fashioned, but that is the way it works. They are very nice, by the way.

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#25. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 22

grillij Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Aug 2008
Wed 25-Jan-12 09:56 AM

>If you recall the D700 debuted at $3000. And if you factor in
>(for the US anyway) the declining dollar that would probably
>be $3500 today. As to whether it is the entry level... that's
>debatable. The D700 qualified for NPS so it's more fair to say
>it's the less expensive pro FX camera.

I bought my D700 in the first month that it became available in Canada from my local camera shop and paid 1999.00$ plus tax. That as in August 2008 I think.
This is the first camera that I own that is now selling for more.
As a mater of fact all my electronic equip, with the exception of the D700, depreciate in value quite quickly.


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#26. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 25

grillij Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Aug 2008
Wed 25-Jan-12 03:16 PM

>>If you recall the D700 debuted at $3000. And if you

>I bought my D700 in the first month that it became available
>in Canada from my local camera shop and paid 1999.00$ plus
>tax. That as in August 2008 I think.


>Jacques G


Sorry I gave you the wrong information - the price quoted was for the D300. I paid 3200$ for the D700 in August 2008.
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#27. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Tue 24-Jan-12 12:43 AM

Will you get your money back if it's a D732, and will you still be in line if it's a D860? Are any of you sure that it's going to be a D800?

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#28. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 27

LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Tue 24-Jan-12 01:06 AM

I don't think Lisa is going to play lawyer with you. And, they haven't asked me, at least for any money. It is just a list.

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#29. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 27

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Tue 24-Jan-12 05:38 PM

No matter what the camera is, Berger Bros. is a highly reputable company, and a corporate partner of this community, and Brad and Lisa aren't going to "stick it" to anyone. They aren't that kind of business people.

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#30. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 29

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Tue 24-Jan-12 09:32 PM | edited Tue 24-Jan-12 11:56 PM by jpFoto

Ned

I'm sure that that is true and that wasn't my point. I just thought that it was silly for people to be ordering cameras that don't exist, haven't even been announced, or may never be announced. If I wanted a D5, I wouldn't hesitate to order from Berger Bros., B&H, Adorama, or Roberts. Let me know if I missed any of our friends.

I'm sorry that I even responded to such a stupid thread.

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#31. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 30

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Wed 25-Jan-12 12:50 AM

JP, I didn't understand that was your point. I love to speculate, and try to figure what Nikon is going to bring out. But for me, I waited until I knew what the D4 actually was going to be, before ordering it. I won't second guess though, people who want to be early adopters of the D700 replacement. I merely hope the camera is exactly what they want it to be.

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#32. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 30

LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Wed 25-Jan-12 07:20 PM

I think this should be clarified. The so-called "pre-order" list is not an "order", is not a commitment, and is not an exchange of money.

It is a "list" plain and simple. I got on it a long time ago when the first rumors of a D800 or whatever it will be called, started to circulate. Recently Lisa called and asked if I was still interested. I told her that I wasn't sure until I see the actual specs. I told her that I would get back to her with in 24hrs of the announcement and tell her if I was still interested. She was fine with that. I suppose at that time I will be asked to put down some small deposit, which seems reasonable to me.

I don't think speculation about a D800 is foolish or unreasonable, anymore than speculation about a D4 was. Obviously there will be some next generation camera after the D700 and I think it is a very nice courtesy that Berger Bros is will to maintain a list of those interested. They should be applauded for it.

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#33. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 0

col4bin Registered since 11th Jan 2012
Thu 26-Jan-12 08:42 PM

I have buying all if my gear from Brad for several years. I am in the process of switching teams (canon to Nikon) and Brad has been great to deal with. I highly recommend Berger Bros.

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#34. "RE: D800 Pre-Order at Berger Brothers" | In response to Reply # 33

CozmoeD Registered since 23rd Dec 2011
Sat 28-Jan-12 02:48 AM

Once all the bugs are out of this one, then i will buy it. I like to wait 4 to 6 months.

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