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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens at Jessops was £1599 now £1299 (JL will price match)
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens at Jessops was £1599 now £1299 (JL will price match)

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens at Jessops was £1599 now £1299 (JL will price match)

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Pretty specific, but Jessops currently have the Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens at a £300 discount.

I contacted John Lewis who price matched it for me. (I paid full price and then they refunded the £300 the same day). You get 2 year warranty at John Lewis at no extra cost.

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Why do people wax lyrical about a JL warranty? Pay with a credit card and you are covered automatically via Section 75. A Nikon lens should not fail after two years.

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m5rcc

Why do people wax lyrical about a JL warranty? Pay with a credit card and … Why do people wax lyrical about a JL warranty? Pay with a credit card and you are covered automatically via Section 75. A Nikon lens should not fail after two years.



I didn't pay with a credit card

Very good lenses.

magicmagicj

I didn't pay with a credit card



Perhaps you ought to (and treat it like a debit card and pay full at the end of each month if you worry about debt). It'll give you 50+ days to pay it in full and it gives you the insurance.

As far as I can tell this is the old non-VR version of the lens therefore not a great deal at all really and just clearing old stock

The new version with VR can be had for £200 more at Panamoz who despite being a 'grey' dealer will provide an automatic 3 year warranty and you get a much better lens too panamoz.com/ind…tml
Edited by: "nictry" 23rd Jan

m5rcc

Why do people wax lyrical about a JL warranty? Pay with a credit card and … Why do people wax lyrical about a JL warranty? Pay with a credit card and you are covered automatically via Section 75. A Nikon lens should not fail after two years.


very simply put, to claim using SOGA after 6 months its up to you to prove the fault is 'inherent' this may involve you paying out for an independent report and threatening court action. A JL warranty is no questions asked sorted out in store whilst you wait.

paulj48

very simply put, to claim using SOGA after 6 months its up to you to … very simply put, to claim using SOGA after 6 months its up to you to prove the fault is 'inherent' this may involve you paying out for an independent report and threatening court action. A JL warranty is no questions asked sorted out in store whilst you wait.



Wrong - the credit card issuer is liable to pay for the report - I have executed S75 three times and the issuer always pays for the report. What happens if the lens fails after two years? SOFA covers up to six years.

Tamron version with VC is better for half price of this..

m5rcc

Wrong - the credit card issuer is liable to pay for the report - I have … Wrong - the credit card issuer is liable to pay for the report - I have executed S75 three times and the issuer always pays for the report. What happens if the lens fails after two years? SOFA covers up to six years.


granted you'll get the report money back if your successful.

Ok, truefully answer this, how long did it take from contacting your CC supplier to getting the item/s repaired? (including any independent report time) and did the CC company organise the independent report or did you have to the legwork yourself?

nictry

As far as I can tell this is the old non-VR version of the lens therefore … As far as I can tell this is the old non-VR version of the lens therefore not a great deal at all really and just clearing old stockThe new version with VR can be had for £200 more at Panamoz who despite being a 'grey' dealer will provide an automatic 3 year warranty and you get a much better lens too http://panamoz.com/index.php/nikon-af-s-nikkor-24-70mm-f-2-8e-ed-vr-lens.html



I think you're right as there's a separate listing for the VR version and I don't think the non-VR version is worth this price. I'm surprised the 24-70mm non-VR is this expensive, I bought the lens from Jessops at a standard price of £1200 although that was back in 2009, I didn't realise it was quite so long ago.

John

Johnmcl7

I think you're right as there's a separate listing for the VR version and … I think you're right as there's a separate listing for the VR version and I don't think the non-VR version is worth this price. I'm surprised the 24-70mm non-VR is this expensive, I bought the lens from Jessops at a standard price of £1200 although that was back in 2009, I didn't realise it was quite so long ago.John



Although the non-VR is still a great lens the Tamron with VR (which I use as my regular lens) is a much better purchase for around £600 less than this 'deal'
Edited by: "nictry" 23rd Jan

paulj48

granted you'll get the report money back if your successful.



Even if the problem is not the problem you reported, they still pay for it.

paulj48

Ok, truefully answer this, how long did it take from contacting your CC … Ok, truefully answer this, how long did it take from contacting your CC supplier to getting the item/s repaired? (including any independent report time) and did the CC company organise the independent report or did you have to the legwork yourself?



Deviating from the post, but, it took ten days from the first reporting directly to the CC company (I didn't bother contacting the shop) to a full refund on a Bosch fridge/freezer that failed after 4.5 years. I had to organise the engineer myself to write the report which he did on the day.

It really isn't that difficult for a 'free' insurance policy that covers anything over £100.

Sliwka

Tamron version with VC is better for half price of this..



Agreed.

nictry

Agreed.



I got Tamron 24-70 VC for £540 from Amazon a while back. I've tried this Nikon lens as well. Quality is very similar, except this doesn't have a VR (this is an older, discontinued version of 24-70, so voted cold). If I had to choose between Tamron 24-70 VC and Nikon 24-70 VR I would definitely go for Tamron, as the quality is very very similar and price wise is 2-3 times cheaper.
Edited by: "ndl" 23rd Jan

nictry

Although the non-VR is still a great lens the Tamron with VR (which I use … Although the non-VR is still a great lens the Tamron with VR (which I use as my regular lens) is a much better purchase for around £600 less than this 'deal'



It is definitely a good lens as I've used it for years but it's just I don't think it's that great a deal at this price whereas if it had been the VR one I'd have been tempted to pick it up.

John

paulj48

granted you'll get the report money back if your successful.

paulj48

Ok, truefully answer this, how long did it take from contacting your CC … Ok, truefully answer this, how long did it take from contacting your CC supplier to getting the item/s repaired? (including any independent report time) and did the CC company organise the independent report or did you have to the legwork yourself?



JL is more than just 2 years warranty. I've returned a faulty laptop 4 years after purchase with a full refund and no receipt.

PointDex

JL is more than just 2 years warranty. I've returned a faulty laptop 4 … JL is more than just 2 years warranty. I've returned a faulty laptop 4 years after purchase with a full refund and no receipt.



And why would they do that?

PointDex

JL is more than just 2 years warranty. I've returned a faulty laptop 4 … JL is more than just 2 years warranty. I've returned a faulty laptop 4 years after purchase with a full refund and no receipt.



​joke of the day

ndl

I got Tamron 24-70 VC for £540 from Amazon a while back. I've tried this … I got Tamron 24-70 VC for £540 from Amazon a while back. I've tried this Nikon lens as well. Quality is very similar, except this doesn't have a VR (this is an older, discontinued version of 24-70, so voted cold). If I had to choose between Tamron 24-70 VC and Nikon 24-70 VR I would definitely go for Tamron, as the quality is very very similar and price wise is 2-3 times cheaper.



​for those of you who think the results of this Nikon and the tamron are the same.... they are not.

the Nikon is pin sharp at f2.8 whilst the tamron is not... above f5.6 the lenses produce similar results.

the tamron will be fine for an amateur but if you need a reliable lens to give you sharpness all apertures you have to go for he Nikon, whether it's this non vr or the more exp vr version.

ninjin

​for those of you who think the results of this Nikon and the tamron are t … ​for those of you who think the results of this Nikon and the tamron are the same.... they are not.the Nikon is pin sharp at f2.8 whilst the tamron is not... above f5.6 the lenses produce similar results.the tamron will be fine for an amateur but if you need a reliable lens to give you sharpness all apertures you have to go for he Nikon, whether it's this non vr or the more exp vr version.



No offence but that's just a load of tosh, great example of many side by side tests here and difference in lenses nothing like you are suggesting

cameralabs.com/rev…on/

nictry

No offence but that's just a load of tosh, great example of many side by … No offence but that's just a load of tosh, great example of many side by side tests here and difference in lenses nothing like you are suggesting http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_vs_Tamron_24-70mm_comparison/



​the choice ultimately is up to the user and their budget. from what I saw on that link, all the photos of actual scenes and not test cards, showed that the Nikon lens produced a sharper pic than the tamron.

sometimes you don't get an opportunity to reshoot a photo (I do mostly reportage) and hence my choice is the Nikon.

I have this lens, prefer it to most of my other kit. Build quality is amazing and I doubt the Tamron comes close in that regard. However this is not that good a deal. Mine was £1269 2 years ago, prior to the VR release. Even then that had cash back available too to make it cheaper.
Yes I know the delorean is out of banana skins but a superseded item shouldn't get dearer.
Also the VR is a larger lens, 24-70mm focal ranges typically won't benefit from VR that much but can be handy.

Original Poster

my point with this deal was not to say it was the cheapest 24-70 2.8 on the market. it is not.

my point was to say that if you are in the market for this specific lens, (after doing all the research on other alternatives), from a reputable UK dealer, then I could not find it cheaper elsewhere.

it is unfair to vote cold because tamron is cheaper. they may produce similar results in some opinions, but simplt put it is not the same item. you are not comparing apples for apples.
Edited by: "magicmagicj" 24th Jan

Original Poster

p.s JL price matched the latest price by another refund of £50 today after an email to them
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