Nikon D7000 18-105 Kit + Nikon 70-300 VR + Nikon Micro 85 3.5G ED VR + SB-700 Flash - £1,670 *Instore* @ London Camera Exchange - HotUKDeals
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Nikon D7000 18-105 Kit + Nikon 70-300 VR + Nikon Micro 85 3.5G ED VR + SB-700 Flash - £1,670 *Instore* @ London Camera Exchange £1,670.00

£1670.00 @ London Camera Exchange
I posted a separate deal for kit only here (http://alturl.com/2rqka), which (at £940) is still 100 quid cheaper then anywhere else, but this combo is worth a separate post - and lemmi show you why. … Read More
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I posted a separate deal for kit only here (http://alturl.com/2rqka), which (at £940) is still 100 quid cheaper then anywhere else, but this combo is worth a separate post - and lemmi show you why.

You buy D7000 18-105 kit for £940 (can be £960 - depending on a store, but the next best at the moment is Amazon at £1035) and a bunch of vouchers is sent to you over email. (Please do check if this is a weekend-type deal - I bought the camera on Saturday). I went back to redeem those vouchers today and got:

- Nikon 70-300 VR for £300 (next cheapest right now stands at £380 ish) - £80 saving
- Nikon micro 85 3.5G ED VR for £200 (next best is £370) - a whopping £170 off
- Nikon SB700 flash for £230 (next best £260) - further £30 quid off.

A total of £380 savings for a decent mid-range kit. A further £60 off MB-D11 grip is available too.

Also worth mentioning this is an instore purchase from a trusted retailer - so no problems with delivery/exchange/repairs etc. The deal was available across several stores in South West, I bought my kit from the one in Exeter.
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#1
That price is too ridiculous for words.
4 Likes #2
PhilK
That price is too ridiculous for words.

Please feel free to let everyone know if you find a better deal for the same kit. Otherwise your words are too ridiculous for the price.
#3
Agreed, while this is a serious amount of cash that does not mean its not a good deal.
#4
Read it as the D700 and almost fell off my seat in excitement :-(
#5
do they do body only version at all as I never paid interest in plastic fantastic lenses?
#6
I thought Tsunami disaster would effect the price of japanese products. Obviously, uh,it is not! Heat added!
#7
voted hot as a lot of stuff for your money, not sure about the choice of lenses though - think I'd be trying to get the 35/1.8 in there to give you a really compact combo for carrying about.
#8
Why did this need a separate post to this?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nikon-d7000-with-18-105-kit-lens-plus-lenses-vouchers-940-instore-london-camera/902203
The only thing not noted in the other post was the reduced flash price.
#9
Amazing price, ordered 5 :-)

My blood boils when I see posts like this getting hot. If I hear anyone saying 'recession' again I'll kick their ass :-)

What upsets me even more is that it's 'mid-range'!!!!!!!!
I wonder how much the high-end ones would cost.

Edited By: refaey on Mar 23, 2011 11:07
#10
siqass
do they do body only version at all as I never paid interest in plastic fantastic lenses?

They do, but the price for body only is far from exciting.
#11
draemon
I thought Tsunami disaster would effect the price of japanese products. Obviously, uh,it is not! Heat added!

Thanks! Nikon factories are mostly in China or Thailand, so no surprise there.... unfortunately for us.
1 Like #12
Tim_UK
voted hot as a lot of stuff for your money, not sure about the choice of lenses though - think I'd be trying to get the 35/1.8 in there to give you a really compact combo for carrying about.

As I've just noticed, there is also a 60 quid voucher for 35/1.8 ;)
#13
refaey
Amazing price, ordered 5 :-)

My blood boils when I see posts like this getting hot. If I hear anyone saying 'recession' again I'll kick their ass :-)

What upsets me even more is that it's 'mid-range'!!!!!!!!
I wonder how much the high-end ones would cost.

Nothing to be upset over mate. Indeed, it's a lot of money for an average person like you or me. However, this is still a bargain for someone serious enough about their pics. Some people prefer to spend their cash on booze/nights out, some buy cars, TVs, DVDs, clothes and whatever other crap posted here at HUKD. Others save their quid for something a tad more expensive and meaningful - like a decent camera.

A professional kit would start at 3000 ish for a very basic setup and can go as expensive as you are prepared to pay for a multi-purpose kit. But again, being upset about that is a bit like being upset about not being able to afford to buy a bus when you want to use public transport.
#14
Ok so the deal is good. For what you get. But honestly after having shot SLR for 2-3 yrs now, I can say don't bother with the number of lenses you have here. All three of them are relatively slow lenses and if you start shooting indoors, you'll need to pump up ISO.

GO for body only and spend the extra 600 odd on two cracking fast pieces of glass. They dont HVAE to be Nikon. Sigma do some great fast glass and for 700 you can get the 17-70 2.8-4 Macro (£279) and for another £550 odd bucks you can bag either the 50-150mm F2.8 or the 70-300 f2.8
I mean, you will have fast glass, with macro capabilities. No point buying Nikon slow glass. You wont be able to even resell it!
#15
refaey
Amazing price, ordered 5 :-)

My blood boils when I see posts like this getting hot. If I hear anyone saying 'recession' again I'll kick their ass :-)

What upsets me even more is that it's 'mid-range'!!!!!!!!
I wonder how much the high-end ones would cost.

Wow dude! Chill out... this is expensive, but for those who know photography it could be a bargin.

Not for me, I'd rather spend more and the the full frame sensor and fast prime / 2.8 zooms.
#16
This can be a very pro combination.
1 Like #17
PhilK
That price is too ridiculous for words.


refaey
Amazing price, ordered 5 :-)

My blood boils when I see posts like this getting hot. If I hear anyone saying 'recession' again I'll kick their ass :-)

What upsets me even more is that it's 'mid-range'!!!!!!!!
I wonder how much the high-end ones would cost.


Another two to add to the HUKD ignoramus brigade. I weep for the level of intelligence displayed on this forum sometimes.

It's a VERY good DSLR which is breaking new grounds on price/performance value. The price in the OP is SCORCHING HOT, end of. Anyone who can't see, or knows nothing about cameras and their worth, really should not be posting. Period.


Edited By: Richdog on Mar 23, 2011 13:10
#18
Well I'm sure the Body is worth it, the question is, are the lenses?? Its a scorcher for the name and the product, but is the product (lens) the best for the body! ?

Edited By: unileeds on Mar 23, 2011 13:23: spelling
#19
unileeds
Ok so the deal is good. For what you get. But honestly after having shot SLR for 2-3 yrs now, I can say don't bother with the number of lenses you have here. All three of them are relatively slow lenses and if you start shooting indoors, you'll need to pump up ISO.

GO for body only and spend the extra 600 odd on two cracking fast pieces of glass. They dont HVAE to be Nikon. Sigma do some great fast glass and for 700 you can get the 17-70 2.8-4 Macro (£279) and for another £550 odd bucks you can bag either the 50-150mm F2.8 or the 70-300 f2.8
I mean, you will have fast glass, with macro capabilities. No point buying Nikon slow glass. You wont be able to even resell it!

Hmmm, I can see where you're coming from. However the only lens I would use indoor is the kit 18-105, the other two are for nature photography. You will be defo right if I ever decide to shoot indoor sports in low light. Sigma 70-300 2.8 - can I have the link please? :) If you mean 70-200 f2.8 EX DG OS HSM - dude, it's a professional lens (different class) and at least 950 quid - 3 times more expensive then I paid for Nikon 70-300 VR.

Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 is a good lens indeed, but I tried it before and I found Nikon's 85 3.5 to be slightly better (and 80 quid cheaper ;)). 17-70 tends to go close to f4 at the long end anyway - which is where I use it most.
#20
My phone has a camera on it - cold.
#21
Spod
Why did this need a separate post to this?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nikon-d7000-with-18-105-kit-lens-plus-lenses-vouchers-940-instore-london-camera/902203

The only thing not noted in the other post was the reduced flash price.

Coz I didn't know what were the prices before discounts. I did not post a few other vouchers here as LCE's own prices for corresponding items are not competitive even after you apply those vouchers :)
#22
MoqUL
unileeds
Ok so the deal is good. For what you get. But honestly after having shot SLR for 2-3 yrs now, I can say don't bother with the number of lenses you have here. All three of them are relatively slow lenses and if you start shooting indoors, you'll need to pump up ISO.

GO for body only and spend the extra 600 odd on two cracking fast pieces of glass. They dont HVAE to be Nikon. Sigma do some great fast glass and for 700 you can get the 17-70 2.8-4 Macro (£279) and for another £550 odd bucks you can bag either the 50-150mm F2.8 or the 70-300 f2.8
I mean, you will have fast glass, with macro capabilities. No point buying Nikon slow glass. You wont be able to even resell it!

Hmmm, I can see where you're coming from. However the only lens I would use indoor is the kit 18-105, the other two are for nature photography. You will be defo right if I ever decide to shoot indoor sports in low light. Sigma 70-300 2.8 - can I have the link please? :) If you mean 70-200 f2.8 EX DG OS HSM - dude, it's a professional lens (different class) and at least 950 quid - 3 times more expensive then I paid for Nikon 70-300 VR.

Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 is a good lens indeed, but I tried it before and I found Nikon's 85 3.5 to be slightly better (and 80 quid cheaper ;)). 17-70 tends to go close to f4 at the long end anyway - which is where I use it most.


MoqUL
unileeds
Ok so the deal is good. For what you get. But honestly after having shot SLR for 2-3 yrs now, I can say don't bother with the number of lenses you have here. All three of them are relatively slow lenses and if you start shooting indoors, you'll need to pump up ISO.

GO for body only and spend the extra 600 odd on two cracking fast pieces of glass. They dont HVAE to be Nikon. Sigma do some great fast glass and for 700 you can get the 17-70 2.8-4 Macro (£279) and for another £550 odd bucks you can bag either the 50-150mm F2.8 or the 70-300 f2.8
I mean, you will have fast glass, with macro capabilities. No point buying Nikon slow glass. You wont be able to even resell it!

Hmmm, I can see where you're coming from. However the only lens I would use indoor is the kit 18-105, the other two are for nature photography. You will be defo right if I ever decide to shoot indoor sports in low light. Sigma 70-300 2.8 - can I have the link please? :) If you mean 70-200 f2.8 EX DG OS HSM - dude, it's a professional lens (different class) and at least 950 quid - 3 times more expensive then I paid for Nikon 70-300 VR.

Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 is a good lens indeed, but I tried it before and I found Nikon's 85 3.5 to be slightly better (and 80 quid cheaper ;)). 17-70 tends to go close to f4 at the long end anyway - which is where I use it most.


HI MoqUL,
good to hear a proper decent comment back. I do agree its the 70-200 (not 300), stubby fingers.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-70-200mm-Macro-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001044RIQ/ref=pd_cp_ce_3

It seems to be the HSM2 and not the one you mentioned (your seems to be OS, im an oly user so never thought about OS/VR). 18-105mm, I have used it on a mates D90 and to be honest, i would not bother with Kit lenses anymore. I shoot Olympus so pardon me if the glass I have mentioned is not the best glass for the Nikon system. I know Sigma are a bit hit and miss on certain glass and the variaotion in performance at different stops is key. What I was pointing at is, for any joe Blog who has the cash and wants to spend it, it would be better if they got into it one lens at a time, and buy good fast lens each time.
I have 8 lenses now, of which 3 of them are "kit" class lenses, and 2 are semi-pro level ones. The three kit lenses NEW could easily have paid for my 35-100 f2 fixed if I had not done the impulse buy and bought them to extend my reach or fill those "focal length" gaps! The Oly system still provides decent returns on the Kit glass, and I may be able to do this by next year. I hope Im making some sense here.
You seem to have an idea of what range you shoot at and stuff, so looks like the glass is what you need. Like I said, good value for the product, but I am not convinced of the product (lens).

The D7000 does seem like a cracking body. Personally I would shift from Oly only to a FF camera! And looks like you should move to the D700 as well. Skip the D7000, you'll end up yearning for the FF option!
#23
unileeds
It seems to be the HSM2 and not the one you mentioned (your seems to be OS, im an oly user so never thought about OS/VR). 18-105mm, I have used it on a mates D90 and to be honest, i would not bother with Kit lenses anymore. I shoot Olympus so pardon me if the glass I have mentioned is not the best glass for the Nikon system. I know Sigma are a bit hit and miss on certain glass and the variaotion in performance at different stops is key. What I was pointing at is, for any joe Blog who has the cash and wants to spend it, it would be better if they got into it one lens at a time, and buy good fast lens each time.
I have 8 lenses now, of which 3 of them are "kit" class lenses, and 2 are semi-pro level ones. The three kit lenses NEW could easily have paid for my 35-100 f2 fixed if I had not done the impulse buy and bought them to extend my reach or fill those "focal length" gaps! The Oly system still provides decent returns on the Kit glass, and I may be able to do this by next year. I hope Im making some sense here.
You seem to have an idea of what range you shoot at and stuff, so looks like the glass is what you need. Like I said, good value for the product, but I am not convinced of the product (lens).

The D7000 does seem like a cracking body. Personally I would shift from Oly only to a FF camera! And looks like you should move to the D700 as well. Skip the D7000, you'll end up yearning for the FF option!

Thanks unileeds! You make perfect sense all the way. All I'm saying is that this deal provides a serious amateur photographer with a decent mid-range startup kit of 3 lenses - for just 550 ish quid (50+200+300), which is hardly enough to buy even one pro lense with a limited application range. The kit obviously is far from perfect, but is a good match to the mid-range body and is at least 300 quid cheaper then elsewhere. At this price 2 of those lenses will retain value for at least a couple of years, by which time I would want to move on, sell em and invest into some pro glass, which I simply cannot afford right now (same applies to a FX camera: an outdated D700 body is at least 1600 quid). The long-term plan in my case is to move to FF in a year or two - waiting for Nikon to release D700's successor. In the meantime - the setup above should provide me with enough tools to polish my (non-existent) skills.

So yes, the bottom line is that you're right in the long term. But before that long term arrives, I'm aiming to take at least 25,000 shots within the next year, using all the range that the kit above provides :D

Edited By: MoqUL on Mar 24, 2011 01:03
#24
These are good prices for Nikon lenses, even though they may not be their best/fastest glass - Nikon quality is on average above par

The D7000 has received a lot of very positive reviews from respected sources - it's worth reading to help decide (especially re the FF or cropped sensor debate) , ie: http://www.bythom.com/nikond7000review.htm
#25
MoqUL
unileeds
It seems to be the HSM2 and not the one you mentioned (your seems to be OS, im an oly user so never thought about OS/VR). 18-105mm, I have used it on a mates D90 and to be honest, i would not bother with Kit lenses anymore. I shoot Olympus so pardon me if the glass I have mentioned is not the best glass for the Nikon system. I know Sigma are a bit hit and miss on certain glass and the variaotion in performance at different stops is key. What I was pointing at is, for any joe Blog who has the cash and wants to spend it, it would be better if they got into it one lens at a time, and buy good fast lens each time.
I have 8 lenses now, of which 3 of them are "kit" class lenses, and 2 are semi-pro level ones. The three kit lenses NEW could easily have paid for my 35-100 f2 fixed if I had not done the impulse buy and bought them to extend my reach or fill those "focal length" gaps! The Oly system still provides decent returns on the Kit glass, and I may be able to do this by next year. I hope Im making some sense here.
You seem to have an idea of what range you shoot at and stuff, so looks like the glass is what you need. Like I said, good value for the product, but I am not convinced of the product (lens).

The D7000 does seem like a cracking body. Personally I would shift from Oly only to a FF camera! And looks like you should move to the D700 as well. Skip the D7000, you'll end up yearning for the FF option!

Thanks unileeds! You make perfect sense all the way. All I'm saying is that this deal provides a serious amateur photographer with a decent mid-range startup kit of 3 lenses - for just 550 ish quid (50+200+300), which is hardly enough to buy even one pro lense with a limited application range. The kit obviously is far from perfect, but is a good match to the mid-range body and is at least 300 quid cheaper then elsewhere. At this price 2 of those lenses will retain value for at least a couple of years, by which time I would want to move on, sell em and invest into some pro glass, which I simply cannot afford right now (same applies to a FX camera: an outdated D700 body is at least 1600 quid). The long-term plan in my case is to move to FF in a year or two - waiting for Nikon to release D700's successor. In the meantime - the setup above should provide me with enough tools to polish my (non-existent) skills.

So yes, the bottom line is that you're right in the long term. But before that long term arrives, I'm aiming to take at least 25,000 shots within the next year, using all the range that the kit above provides :D


Agree, if you are a hobby photogrpaher go for it. Another thing, not sure if it will apply here, but keep FF lens compatibility in mind as well. The DX lenses wont go full esolution on a FF body, except the primes which should work fine. I wasnt aware of this and only got to know when i thought, "Ill get the D700 and all the glass will be reasonable" .. lol.. anyway im not sure if the glass on bundle here is DX or not.
Id say D700 might be old but is no way outdated either! It will probably eat the D7000 fo breakfast lunch and dinner.

And you are right, progression will mean you will start rough and move up the ladder. Its unfortunate that it has to be this way lol. You'll hate selling the glass and wont make much money back!! :)
#26
Cheaper than any where else. Hot

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