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SD Card Sale & Final Weekend For The Best Nikon Full Frame Camera Deals (Deal Dash)

By Kishore Sawh on May 14th 2016

In our field, gear matters, and you’d have to have a bank balance bigger than your bank account number for you to acquire all you likely would want when the whim takes you. However, if you keep your ear to the ground like we do, you come about the best photography deals currently on the market, and within our Deal Dashes, we share them with you:

MEMORY CARD SALE

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If there’s one thing you can never have too much of, it’s storage, either memory cards for your camera or drives to keep files. As such, it’s always a good idea to take advantage of great memory card deals as they arise, especially of higher-end cards. The two above are 67% and 42% off their respective retail prices! Get them here:

SanDisk Ulta 32GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Up to 80MB: $12.49
SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB UHS-I/U3 SDHC with up to 95MB/s: $22.50

NIKON

This is it, the final weekend to get the very best Nikon Full Frame camera deals we’ve ever seen – Up to $500 off a Nikon D810, D750, or D610, and each come with official Nikon battery grips worth hundreds more. The deal was to continue throughout the month but has been cut short, so if you’ve been considering a purchase, now’s the time. You can see the details about each below, with links to our reviews for each camera.

NIKON D810

D810A-slr-lounge-astrophotography-1The D810 is one of the most accomplished cameras to come to market in recent memory, with wide adoption from wedding photographers, fashion photographers, portrait shooters, architectural and the rest. There’s a reason for that: With 36MP, no optical low pass filter, 51 point AF system and in a robust body, competitively priced, it’s now an industry staple for many. You can see our full review here, and right now you can score one for $500 off dropping the price from $3,296 to $2,796, plus an official Nikon MB-D12 battery grip and battery (approx.  $400 value). It’s the largest savings we’ve seen on the D810 to-date. Get it here.
D750

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This is the jackknife DSLR at the moment and the one I found almost no fault in when reviewing it (full review here). With its 24MP sensor, low light capability, extended exposure comp, speed, and video capability it made you stop to wonder if you really needed a D810, and if you didn’t need the extra resolution, this was your answer. Typically $2,296, it’s currently going for $1,996 for a $300 break in price, and now you get the Nikon MB-D16 battery grip and battery also (approx.  $400 value). Get it here.

[REWIND: Nikon D750 Review | It’s Achilles, Less His Heel]

D610

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The Nikon D610 is the Nikon ‘entry’ full frame camera, and has been one of the best buys for those wanting to get into full frame since its release. It is, in fact, my day-to-day workhorse of choice, and despite the agility and speed advantages of its big brother, the D750, the D610 remains a staple for many pro photographers. Currently listed at $1,296, a cool $700 less than standard list price, it’s an exceptional buy – made even more so that you get the MB-D14 battery grip and battery ($250 value) with purchase. You can see our full review here, and now get yours here.

Portable SSD Drives

SAMSUNG T3

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When the Samsung T1 arrived last year we were all impressed, and Pye and myself both adopted them into our arsenal and workflow. The size was astonishing, the performance equally so, and for the price, it was hard to ignore. Samsung released the T3 as the next step in the evolution, and now you can get certain T3s for less than their comparable capacity T1s. Right now get the 250GB T3 for $99. I use mine almost daily and perfect for moving around, traveling, and managing Lightroom catalogues on multiple devices. Check out our review of the T1, and get yours here.

About

Kishore is, among other things, the Editor-In-Chief at SLR Lounge. A photographer and writer based in Miami, he can often be found at dog parks, and airports in London and Toronto. He is also a tremendous fan of flossing and the happiest guy around when the company’s good.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Eric Shull

    I bought the MB-D14 battery grip for my D610. It is a spendy add on but I absolutely love the double battery life and it also makes the camera more bulky and easier to handle.

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    • Kishore Sawh

      I hope more people read your comment and understand that having a smaller form factor isn’t always a good thing. If you’ve got big hands, like I do, especially. Cheers Eric.

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  2. Stephen Jennings

    I’ve never used a battery grip, mostly because I could never justify the cost and wouldn’t trust a 3rd party grip since my camera is usually hanging upside down; but I jumped at this sale, bought a d750 as a backup and have to say, I’m not sure how I’ve lived without a grip for so long.

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    • Kishore Sawh

      Haha. I agree. It really is one of those things where the point at which you get one is the point of no return. Im glad you jumped at the sale. Enjoy the camera and share the fruits of your labor with us. Cheers

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