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  1. #11
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    Re: 7500 kit from Costco

    You are correct. I saw one on adorama for the body and a Nikon 28-300 which is only $200 more than costco and very tempting.


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    Re: 7500 kit from Costco

    Nikon has some deals on refurbished. I think it ends today. The D7100 body only is only $559.96.

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    Re: 7500 kit from Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by Whatnext View Post
    You are correct. I saw one on adorama for the body and a Nikon 28-300 which is only $200 more than costco and very tempting.
    I don't think the holiday sales are posted yet, but if you get something from Adorama or B&H and the price goes down, they tend to be pretty good with refunding the difference within so many days of purchase.
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    One cautionary note. I bought this package from Costco. The box and an insert in it indicates when you register with Nikon you get an extended service coverage (ESC) on both the lenses and camera. That turned out not to be exactly true. I got the ESC on the lenses from Nikon but not the camera. Costco (check out the camera on their online site) warranties the camera body only for the ESC. So I am covered - lenses via Nikon, camera via Costco. Bit of a hassle to get it straightened out though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatnext View Post
    Has anyone used this set up? I am thinking about getting it once I save up enough for it. It will be used mostly for taking pics of the family, especially their sporting events and camping trips. I was originally looking at the D500 but after the body and a decent lens I think I will be over budget. I'm wondering if this kit will be a good choice for now and build with lenses later. It's definitely more camera then I know what to do with for now but I don't want to outgrow it either.

    Here is a link to it, hopefully it works

    Thanks for any advise!
    Welcome

    For pics of the family and camping trips, that is quite an advanced body. Do you plan to take your photography further? Do you plan to shoot off-auto much now or in the near future?


    For only $600 USD you could buy the D3400 Kit and get the very same lenses with it. That would be my suggestion based on what you've stated you would like to shoot for now. It is a very capable camera that will take very nice family photos for sure and save you a boatload of cash in the process.

    Link: https://www.costco.com/Nikon-D3400-D...100313565.html
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    Re: 7500 kit from Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by was_a_guru View Post
    One cautionary note. I bought this package from Costco. The box and an insert in it indicates when you register with Nikon you get an extended service coverage (ESC) on both the lenses and camera. That turned out not to be exactly true. I got the ESC on the lenses from Nikon but not the camera. Costco (check out the camera on their online site) warranties the camera body only for the ESC. So I am covered - lenses via Nikon, camera via Costco. Bit of a hassle to get it straightened out though.
    That's really interesting because to me that's THE biggest of Big Red Flags indicating the body, at least, is grey market. Not that I have a problem with grey market; quite the opposite actually. It would also explain what I'm guessing would be a discount of roughly $200 over other vendors non-grey market bundles of the same kit? I say that because in comparing grey market bodies to non-grey market, the savings, generally speaking, works out to about $200; which is what I'm guessing is the hidden price Nikon assigns their warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carguy View Post
    Welcome

    For pics of the family and camping trips, that is quite an advanced body. Do you plan to take your photography further? Do you plan to shoot off-auto much now or in the near future?


    For only $600 USD you could buy the D3400 Kit and get the very same lenses with it. That would be my suggestion based on what you've stated you would like to shoot for now. It is a very capable camera that will take very nice family photos for sure and save you a boatload of cash in the process.

    Link: https://www.costco.com/Nikon-D3400-D...100313565.html

    My daughter plays travel softball and my boys are about the age where we are going to start them in sports so I was looking at the D7500 mainly for the speed for the sports aspect. I also want to start taking my photography a little further in the future, nothing professional, I don't think I have the guts to do anything like weddings or events where people get upset for not having the correct pictures, but I would like to start getting more in depth later on. I am getting a bonus from work which between that and the rebate we get back at the end of the year from Costco it will put me right at what I need to purchase this set up and that was another reason I am looking at this but I am not apposed to other retailers or other cameras that will handle what I want. thank you for the advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by was_a_guru View Post
    One cautionary note. I bought this package from Costco. The box and an insert in it indicates when you register with Nikon you get an extended service coverage (ESC) on both the lenses and camera. That turned out not to be exactly true. I got the ESC on the lenses from Nikon but not the camera. Costco (check out the camera on their online site) warranties the camera body only for the ESC. So I am covered - lenses via Nikon, camera via Costco. Bit of a hassle to get it straightened out though.

    I am getting used to things being a hassle, as long as I am covered in case something goes wrong. Costco is usually pretty good about standing behind their products and they have at times let me return things even if it has been past the 3 month no questions asked return window. It would be nice if they could streamline it and make it easy though. I guess that would be asking too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatnext View Post
    My daughter plays travel softball and my boys are about the age where we are going to start them in sports so I was looking at the D7500 mainly for the speed for the sports aspect. I also want to start taking my photography a little further in the future, nothing professional, I don't think I have the guts to do anything like weddings or events where people get upset for not having the correct pictures, but I would like to start getting more in depth later on. I am getting a bonus from work which between that and the rebate we get back at the end of the year from Costco it will put me right at what I need to purchase this set up and that was another reason I am looking at this but I am not apposed to other retailers or other cameras that will handle what I want. thank you for the advise
    It sounds like you have a good plan. My advice to get the most from that camera would be to be sure you understand the basics of exposure, aka 'the exposure triangle'. Watch a few videos or read an article, it's not a huge learning project. But do it before you even read the owner's manual. With that knowlege, you will have more appreciation for the owner's manual. Don't save it for someday when you grow into it. Shoot a few shots on full auto the first day to test it out, but then get right down to business and learn how those controls can help you achieve the exposure you want. Get yourself into shutter or aperture mode as soon as possible. You will know when it's time to try manual.
    I must have a really good camera.

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    Re: 7500 kit from Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by Whatnext View Post
    My daughter plays travel softball and my boys are about the age where we are going to start them in sports so I was looking at the D7500 mainly for the speed for the sports aspect. I also want to start taking my photography a little further in the future, nothing professional, I don't think I have the guts to do anything like weddings or events where people get upset for not having the correct pictures, but I would like to start getting more in depth later on. I am getting a bonus from work which between that and the rebate we get back at the end of the year from Costco it will put me right at what I need to purchase this set up and that was another reason I am looking at this but I am not apposed to other retailers or other cameras that will handle what I want. thank you for the advise
    Sounds good.
    The camera and glass will be fine for shooting sports outside, during the daylight. If they are indoors or at night (under the lights) you will want a better lens.

    Depending on your budget, consider a Nikon 85mm f1.8G, Tamron or Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 for starters

    Costco has an excellent return policy, better than most stores we use personally. Let us know how it goes
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