Nov 072012
 

Awesome Deal: Nikon V1 Super Kit with 10-100, SB-N5 Flash, FT1 Adapter, 10-30mm, and bag for $899

You can tell Nikon has a load of V1 cameras on the shelves because all retailers are clearing them out from the $399 option with the 10-30 to the white edition to the two lens kit with 30-110 included for $549.  BUT, at B&H Photo they have a special super kit that goes for $899 (almost the price of one of the lenses included in this kit) and includes all of the good stuff.

First, they are giving the V1 body and  the 10-30mm lens. They are also throwing in a 10-100 Lens ($749 on its own), the SB-N5 flash and even a bag to carry it all. This is a crazy deal for this camera system which many disliked but I personally loved. The V2 is coming in about 24 days so they have to clear out the V1′s. I thought this could make a good 2nd body option for those buying the V2 because you get the 10-100 and FT1 adapter included. The V1 is great for taking anywhere, video and it even has a dedicated mic input. Cool little camera and at $399 with a 10-30, it’s at bargain basement prices.

At these prices the V1′s should go quick. It is a great body that is capable of taking some pretty damn nice shots. My review is HERE.



  11 Responses to “Awesome Deal: Nikon V1 Super Kit with 10-100, SB-N5 Flash, FT1 Adapter, 10-30mm, and bag for $899”

  1. That’s a really good deal. Better get it soon before the frankenstein V2 comes out.

  2. I paid more for the V1, 10-30, and adapter alone, and the flash isn’t cheap either!

    The 10-100 motor zoom is OK for video, only, as it resolution is as crappy as it can get. Photozone.de has not tested many lenses worse that the 10-100, which also is a bit heavy. the 10, 10-30. & 30-110 are, on the other hand, very good, on par with much more expensive lenses.

    I’d jumped at the offer if it had included the 30-110 instead, but that is a lens that is often sold out, so none are lying idle on the shelfs!

  3. The lesson from Nikon to consumers is that you’re a chump to buy new Nikon 1 products right now. Wait a year to buy the new V2 and new lenses, and get an absolute bargain price, far in excess of normal digital product depreciation.

    Nikon’s secret to foster loyalty among customers. Note to Nikon: You’re not Apple, you have lots of viable competition.

    • Have to agree.

      Fool me once, shame on you.
      Fool me twice, shame on me.

    • Apple doesn’t treat it’s customers as well as you think. apple has competition too, and can only seem to win lawsuits filed in the U.S.

    • Nikon has been making great cameras for over half a century. What has Apple done but make products that kill folks by distract drivers? Apple isn’t the only one around doing what it does and its bubble will burst just like it did before.

  4. Well, Apple has been kind to me over the years (with kind I mean no problems with support, and so on). Considering their set goal of 80% profit on all products they sell (from Apple II, onwards), they can do that, and still look very happy!

    So I’ll stay off the V2 a very long time, but I guess I’ll join the crowd, eventually!

    • Well, for the price you;re paying for an Apple product you better get good support. 80% of profits? Whhat ever happended to reasonable profits? That my friend is why corporations get richer and poor folk get poorer. Apple could have kept jobs here but they chose to cut costs by going overseas, which is fine if the product was cheaper , but it’s not. Apple could have made their things here, charged a little more and gained a less profits and still made gazillions but no, the move to make apple products overseas was to benefit they upper few, it’s certainly not the customers.

      I dont know about you, but I dont, never have owned a cell phone, i don’t have a genetic need to give mutli billion dollar compaies more money to make them more richer, as they sure as hell aint supporting me, when I pay a boat load of taxes and Apple pays around 1%., it’s a sin too me. Sometimes, it’s not about a luxury item one buys, it’s the principle they buy into. When you buy those kind of products, all you are saying is, using sweatshop labor is ok so long as execs make all the profit, so long as the company pays less taxes than the common man. apple is just one example, take away the comon man and what have you got at apple? You have alot of brains who couldn’t even assemble a diaper.There was a time when emploeres cared about their employees, now people are seen as no better than a robot, to be exploited, and folks who buy those kind of products support the same system. it’s not just Apple, but how big business is structured is just a little bit better than slavery. The man on top expects everyone below him to work for free or fore next to nothing and the ones who buy the mans products are the enablers.

      • Reasonable profit is hard to define, as you want enough to pay your employees, financiers, suppliers, and still have enough left over to expand your business, and something extra for unforseen events, say thieves, criminals, and hurricane Sandy.

        So maybe 80% profit, after deduction manufacturing costs, is reasonable?!

        I used to have a book shop that didn’t have any kind of reasonable profit (paid the rent and suppliers, that’s was just about it – I had a second job to survive!), but a friend did sell jewels, and trinkets, in a stall, downtown, to tourists, and had a very healthy profit (at least 80%)! Paid for all his university studies, and then some ;-)!

        Assembly line production is – for the employees – a way to sustain yourself, no more – ever (been there, done that). But those employed here get better paid than those in – say – China. But the cost of living in China is lower, so, who knows?!

        The very rich seem to be able to avoid tax, where-ever they are; Sweden, the UK, Russia, or the US; while their employees have to pay through their noses.

        My annual income is less than my boss earn in a month, but still the differences in income is far less than it is in big corporations in China, or the US.

        The expanding economies in the third world have had one good effect: the average income has risen dramatically, and far more have a decent income, while the really poor have gotten even poorer.

        So while a majority of the citizens in those countries have benefited from our relocation of production of things like smart phones (No, I don’t have one), cameras (I have a few), lenses (Ditto!) and so on, the really rich have gotten richer, and the really poor have gotten poorer!

        Bill Gates is stinking rich (I think he pays tax), but gives away billions to charities, while other equally rich save in their coffers.

        Bad employers exist everywhere, as does good ones ;-)!

        I could never afford a camera made in Europe, and I am not sure those made here are 100% European either! A friend used to work at the assembly line at Hasselblad, and she didn’t really like that either, but it sustained her and her family, till production was moved to Japan.

        My present cameras are made in Malaysia, China, & Thailand. If they had been made here I would have to have been the boss of ‘my’ company, which I certainly isn’t.

        The Pentax 645D is on the wishlist, made in Japan, as well is the latest Hasselblad (they used to be made in Japan by Fuji, if that is so today too, I have no idea).

        • Bad employers exist more. And Iam very happy I never paid one cent to any of those companies to make them richer than they need to be.I don’t need to text while im driving and I dont need to look at porn while on the bus either.Nor do I need “apps” like gps, I use a thing called a map book. Technology has made human society as lazy as hell. Nothing good comes out of laziness…nothing.

  5. Not sure if this is a Black Friday Special, but it’s down to $849 today. Got mine on order

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