Black Friday @ Adorama?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by vaguely-clear, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. vaguely-clear macrumors newbie

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    I've been keeping my eye on the Nikon D40 lately as it will probably be my first DSLR. I came across this just a few minutes ago:

    Two Lens Kit at Adorama

    I was a bit shocked to see it for $509... are my eyes deceiving me? Am I missing something? For a body and both of those lenses (new, not refurbs) I would expect it to be a bunch more. Aren't these lenses pretty decent? I think the 55-200 with AF and VR is, like, $200 alone, right? I swear this kit was 100-200 more a day ago.

    My initial thought was that this must be a Black Friday discount. My finger is itching as my cursor hovers over the Add to Cart button. So what's the deal? I'm curious to hear anyone's suspicions before I give in and order it.

    Sorry for the trivial post, $500 bucks is quite a load to drop for a student. And a non-photography major at that.

    *EDIT*
    A similar kit at Amazon: Amazon 2 lens kit

    Another one with the non-VR 55-200 is still more than the Adorama deal: non-VR kit

    And the 55-200 with VR: 55-200 Lens at Amazon

    That price at Adorama is looking pretty sweet...
     
  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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  3. vaguely-clear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    curses! They changed it again. I thought something was up.

    Well Damn.
     
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    I clicked on Two Lens Kit at Adorama and checked the shopping cart: $509.90 ..... The $597.xx is Suggested Retail Price...
     
  5. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    That's a sweet deal.
     
  6. Fiasco macrumors regular

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    It's not a Black Friday special. That's been the price range for a while now, since a little while after the D90 came out at least. I remember seeing that then when I was looking for a new camera body.

    It is a really good deal for those looking at getting the D40.
     

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