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mugsisme
10-04-2008, 09:22 PM
Amazon has lowered their price ...http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D90-Digital-18-105mm-3-5-5-6G/dp/B001ENOZY4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1223176857&sr=8-1

They showed it in stock a week ago. But now it is pre-order. My mom said she will call me tomorrow and we will order. Should I order it now or wait a few weeks and see what specials Nikon will have for the holidays?

Visual Reality
10-04-2008, 09:59 PM
It seems you have good lenses already - won't you be buying the D90 only?

Tydrix
10-04-2008, 11:19 PM
I'm waiting for the body only myself, but the price with the kit lense seem to have drop. Same price at B&H.

mugsisme
10-05-2008, 12:04 AM
I am giving my mom my D40 with the 18-200 lens. I think the new kit lens sounds fun.

will see what B&H has as well. I am worried about this hot pixel issue I see mentioned on DP review.

Rooz
10-05-2008, 12:11 AM
combine the terrible economy for retailers and increased competition and its a recipe for price reductions and happy days for us. :)

gearshifter
10-05-2008, 01:12 PM
circuit city is offered 24 months deferred interest financing for 999 and up..

Might take a drive down to Circuit City to see what kind of deal I can conjure up. Hello d90 :)

K1W1
10-05-2008, 03:40 PM
combine the terrible economy for retailers and increased competition and its a recipe for price reductions and happy days for us. :)


yeah right.
You forgot to add the where "us" live the Aus$ has fallen from being worth US$0.97 a month or so ago to US$0.77 today.
There will be right increases here before there are decreases. :confused::mad:

Rooz
10-05-2008, 03:57 PM
d700 just dropped $300 at d-d photo.

stanj
10-05-2008, 04:10 PM
I bought a D90 with the kit 18-105 VR lens last week from a small local pro shop, the old style store with lots of advice, in shop repairs and excellent customer relations after looking around at the discounters and realized there are no real discounts yet on this popular system. Circuit City had it for $1234 last week but today when dropped by to buy another SD memory modual I noticed the D90 was back up to $1299 like the rest of the stores that actually had it in stock. It might take awhile for supply to catch up with demand so the prices come down. Body only prices seem to be holding a near $999.

Before buying it locally I called and emailed a number of the discounter web merchants and found most did not even have it in stock despite their sites saying they were in stock.
After a week with this rig, and as a rank beginner with DSLR, I am thrilled with this camera. Long ago I had a Canon A-1 which I loved, and it went to many dozens of countries with me. This D90 is my first SLR in 20 years however, and I am pretty rusty with skills but this camera is so much smarter than I am.
The video is pretty interesting for those wanting short high res clips(it is limited to 2gig clips). Patching it into a HD monitor, it looks great.
I've taken a lot of low light shots this week and it is apparent this is where the D90 really shines even with the kit lens. I got a 50mm 1.4 also because I did not think the standard lens would be fast enough for low light situations but I am quite pleased with the kit lens. I think this camera will suit my skill levels for a long time as I "grow" into it.

mugsisme
10-05-2008, 10:44 PM
http://www.messentools.com/images/emoticones/varios/www.MessenTools.com-Varios-big-331.gif

OK, guess whose Wonderful Mom just ordered her a Nikon D90?????

http://www.messentools.com/images/emoticones/varios/www.MessenTools.com-Varios-big-331.gif

We went with Amazon.com. They dropped the price again! It is down to $1,229. There is a free neck strap (hey, it's free, right?), and $15 off if you use bill me later. It is a pre-order, so if they drop the price more, we will get the cheaper price, and if it goes up, we are locked in at the cheaper price. Either way I win! I don't mind waiting, because we were planning on ordering after the Jewish holidays. I won't be able to play next week or the week after. So this is all good.

Some more happy dancing here!!!!!
http://www.messentools.com/images/emoticones/varios/www.MessenTools.com-Varios-big-331.gif

Actaeon
10-05-2008, 10:56 PM
Congrats. I'm sure you'll love the D90. I haven't played with a D90, but the D80's body was great fun, very nice size.

You're going to miss that 18-200mm though :). I know I did...

K1W1
10-05-2008, 10:57 PM
They dropped the price again! It is down to $1,229.

That's body plus 18-105 lens I assume.

US$1229.00 = Aus$1596.00 and we are paying Aus$1679.00 for that bundle.
Congratulations.

aparmley
10-06-2008, 04:43 AM
Just curious K1W1, how much is minimum wage there?

Rooz
10-06-2008, 04:47 AM
congrats leah. your gonna love that thing. :)

K1W1
10-06-2008, 04:50 AM
Just curious K1W1, how much is minimum wage there?


Don't know.
There really isn't a minimum wage as such. Most very low paid people work on a permanent part time basis so their hourly rate may be okay but the number of hours per week varies or may even be zero.

BTW the Aus$ slid again today. US$1299.00 now equals Aus$1732.00 so we are now officially a cheaper place to buy D90s than the USA. :D:D

Benjamin2007
10-06-2008, 05:05 AM
Congratulations Leah!!! :)
Enjoy the D90 and 18-105VR, it looks like a great combo' and I'm sure it will inspire you to take some awesome photo's! :D I look forward to the first pic's after the camera arrives. :cool:

G'mar Chatimah Tovah & be well over the fast!

Visual Reality
10-06-2008, 04:46 PM
I'm sure you will love the camera.

I for one, will wait for Nikon to issue a firmware update to fix AF in video mode. I don't plan on holding my breath, though.

d0od
10-06-2008, 04:50 PM
Costco (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11311439&search=Camera1003&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Mo=10&cm_re=1-_-Quad2-_-Camera1003&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&N=5000043&whse=BC&ViewAll=999&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=Camera1003&Ntt=Camera1003&No=1&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&Sp=S&s=1) has it for 1,250 plus what I am guessing is a crappy (but free) memory card.

Rooz
10-06-2008, 10:49 PM
I'm sure you will love the camera.

I for one, will wait for Nikon to issue a firmware update to fix AF in video mode. I don't plan on holding my breath, though.

i cant see how a FW update will improve this. the thing is with AF in video is it supposedley used the same phase detect, (or whatever its called), as the current LV setup. so if thats the case, unless they have significantly improved this AF mechanism then how can AF in video mode be improved by a simple FW update ?

looking forward to handling a 5dMkII so i can see for myself. if it DOES have effective AF in video, then the AF in LV must also be seriouly improved which makes it a very strong package indeed.

XaiLo
10-07-2008, 02:14 PM
Congrats Leah!

SVTGolfer
10-09-2008, 09:32 AM
I picked mine up at circuit city for 1234 - kit w/ 18-108 VR lens. NO FINANCING FOR 18MONTHS

Actaeon
10-09-2008, 10:49 AM
I picked mine up at circuit city for 1234 - kit w/ 18-108 VR lens. NO FINANCING FOR 18MONTHS

Interesting.

Any idea what happens to your payments if they go out of business? Is it from a different crediting company?

Jonathan

SVTGolfer
10-09-2008, 10:54 AM
I should correct myself........ NO INTEREST FOR 18 MONTHS

Of course........the credit is through Chase. Circuit City is going under ?? That is the first I have heard of this.

Actaeon
10-09-2008, 11:13 AM
Goes through Chase? Should be no problem then. Didn't know who it was through...

Anyway, take a look at their stocks...

http://finance.google.com/finance?q=NYSE:CC


Compare their current stock price to 5 months ago.


$239 million dollar loss last quarter and loses its credit agency approval...

http://www.wsls.com/sls/business/investment/article/circuit_city_loses_credit_agency_approval/18948/

Article on the company's problems.

http://www.cepro.com/article/is_this_finally_it_for_circuit_city/#When:12:07:00Z

mugsisme
10-09-2008, 10:39 PM
I should correct myself........ NO INTEREST FOR 18 MONTHS

Of course........the credit is through Chase. Circuit City is going under ?? That is the first I have heard of this.

CC has been struggling for a while. Their head quarters is here in Richmond. I seriously thought of getting it from them, but using the $15 off through Bill Me Later, it came out cheaper at Amazon. The strap came today. Big whoops. I didn't even want it, just it was free. (OH, I am also an Amazon.com associate, so I will get a kick back from the sale. 4%. If anyone else is going to buy from Amazon, I can give you link. Darn ... Now I sound like Ken Rockwell. :eek: OK, who cares. Send me a PM and I will give you my link.)

K1W1
10-09-2008, 10:53 PM
Darn ... Now I sound like K........ OK, who cares. Send me a PM and I will give you my link.)

You are doing it wrong. You post a buy from here link at least three or four times in each sentence and you also now post an in depth review of the camera and lens based on your hands on with the strap. :D:D

mugsisme
10-09-2008, 11:11 PM
You are doing it wrong. You post a buy from here link at least three or four times in each sentence and you also now post an in depth review of the camera and lens based on your hands on with the strap. :D:D

OK, so Here we go ... You can save money buying it here (http://www.geocities.com/K_Laydee/amazon.html) or here (http://www.geocities.com/K_Laydee/amazon.html) or here (http://www.geocities.com/K_Laydee/amazon.html). Since I don't have the camera, I will just say this, I hear it is a nice camera, and you all should buy it. :rolleyes: Better K1w1??? BTW, the links will take you all to the same pathetic page. I haven't updated it in for ever. I just add a link as friends tell me they want to buy things. And no, I never sold that dumb big plasma tv. Too bad for me.

Oh, I just wanted to add that I thought Amazon was real disgusting about this. I have seen them do this before. They had it in stock, and sold a bunch of them. Then they ran out, and it said, not yet released, and the 22 reviews they had were gone. Now it is in stock, and the reviews are back with 2 ones recently added. Boo Amazon!

K1W1
10-09-2008, 11:13 PM
Now you need to update your profile to

D90 on order because I have a nice Mom. :D:D

mugsisme
10-09-2008, 11:15 PM
Done. Hope you don't mind the fact that I was not original. (Plus I think she will get a kick out of it.)

K1W1
10-09-2008, 11:27 PM
Now I am R E A L L Y jealous. :D

mugsisme
10-09-2008, 11:39 PM
Now I am R E A L L Y jealous. :D

Because I copied you? Or because I have a nice mom?

I just checked. It says it is shipping on Tuesday!!! I can't wait.