Nikon DSLR and Lens Instant Rebates

Nikon D800

There are currently several rebates available for Nikon DSLR and lens packages, including the D800, D4 and D7000.

The Nikon D7000 is available with a $100 instant rebate as well as additional discounts on lenses such as the AF-S 55-300mm ($150 off), AF-S 18-200mm ($150 off), AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ($200 off) and AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II ($200 off).

You can choose either the D7000 body only or the D7000 w/ 18-105mm kit lens.  To take advantage of the bundle rebates, click the “Buy Together and Save” link on the B&H product page.

There’s a similar deal for the Nikon D800 and D800E.  Clicking the “Buy Together and Save” link will let you bundle the 24-70mm or 70-200mm lenses with $200 for each lens.  In addition, B&H currently is bundling free 77mm Tiffen UV and Circular Polarizer filters with the deal.

The exact same deal applies with the Nikon D4 as with the D800.

These instant rebates are set to expire on July 28, 2012.

Nikon D7000 Time Limit Broken via Unofficial Firmware

Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 has received an unnofficial firmware update that allows you to get around the lowly record time limits for video.  The Nikon Hacker team now has lifted the limit to 25-30 minutes for the D3100, D5100 and D7000 cameras.  Note that this is an unofficial update and not sanctioned by Nikon.  use at your own risk.

[Nikon Hacker via Nikon Rumors]

Nikon D7000 Sample Video

While working on the Nikon D7000 review, I put together this little video of some high ISO clips at a local aquarium.  I believe all of these clips were at either ISO 3200 or ISO 6400.

As you’ll learn in the coming review, the D7000 is a little more cumbersome than its Canon counterparts for video work due to the funky aperture controls; however, it still fares quite well in the final output video.  For now, check out the video below. [Read more...]