Sunday, February 17, 2013

HUGE Nikon lens discounts

Big discounts on Nikon lenses only until March 2, 2013!  Plus 2-day free shipping with Amazon Prime AND additional 2% credit for future purchases through Amazon.  (Update: Amazon itself has run out of stock of some of these lenses such as the 28 1.8G and if you buy from another merchant on Amazon, it won't necessarily be eligible for Amazon Prime or the extra 2% credit.)

Some of them (arranged by widest focal length):

  • 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII: $250 off --- that's a 30% discount$597 .  At this price it's cheaper than Tamron 18-270 VC!
  • 24-70 2.8G (reviewed here): $200 off = $1687
  • 24-120 f/4 VR: $300 off = $997
  • 28 1.8G: $100 off = $599 .  I am reeeaallly tempted to get this one.
  • 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G VR: $250 off = $897 . Great for traveling.
  • 50 1.8G: $20 off = $197 
  • 70-200 2.8 VR II: $300 off = $2097
  • 85 1.8G (reviewed here): $100 off = just $399! Wow.  It was a good deal at full price.  At this price it's irresistible.
Here is the complete list:
  • 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ($100 discount) = $569 .  Bob Krist likes this lens.
  • 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII ($250 discount) = $597 .  At this price it's cheaper than Tamron 18-270 VC!
  • 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR ($300 discount) = $697
  • 24mm f/1.4G ($200 discount) = $1819
  • 24-120mm f/4G ED VR ($300 discount) = $997
  • 24-70mm f/2.8G ($200 discount) = $1687
  • 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR ($100 discount) =  $497. Some D600 buyers bought theirs as part of a kit and are selling them at a steep discount so the resale value will be hurt, therefore this might not be such a good deal.  But at least you get a warranty.
  • 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR ($250 discount) = $897
  • 28mm f/1.8G ($100 discount) = $599 
  • 35mm f/1.4G ($200 discount) = $1597.  Before you buy this, strongly consider the Sigma 35 1.4, which appears to be the best in its class and costs much less.
  • 50mm f/1.4G ($100 discount) = $484.  Before you buy this, consider the Sigma 50 1.4 (reviewed here) which has smoother bokeh.
  • 50mm f/1.8G ($20 discount) = $197
  • 60mm Micro f/2.8G ($100 discount) = $497
  • 70-200mm f/2.8G VRII ($300 discount) = $2097
  • 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ($350 discount) = $1369
  • 85mm f/1.4G ($200 discount) = $1499
  • 85mm f/1.8G ($100 discount) = $399
  • 85mm Micro f/3.5G VR ($100 discount) = $427
If you're buying any of these lenses, please consider buying through our Amazon links to support the blog and help get more equipment for reviews!