B&H HOT deal on NX300

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Prime_Lens
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B&H HOT deal on NX300
Apr 17, 2013

I don't know if anyone else saw this, but B&H has a $100 off on NX300 w/ 20-50mm kit lens.

Plus, you get $150 off on one(1) NX lens, if you buy them together.

So you can buy 30mm 2.0 or 45mm 1.8 (non-3d) for $149.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=orderHistory&A=details&Q=&sku=909669&is=REG

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In reply to Prime_Lens, Apr 17, 2013

Prime_Lens wrote:

I don't know if anyone else saw this, but B&H has a $100 off on NX300 w/ 20-50mm kit lens.

Plus, you get $150 off on one(1) NX lens, if you buy them together.

So you can buy 30mm 2.0 or 45mm 1.8 (non-3d) for $149.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=orderHistory&A=details&Q=&sku=909669&is=REG

Grr, why do they do this right after I ordered one from somewhere else that I don't like as much?  And I could have had $150 off my 45mm  They also have the brown one I wanted in stock!  Doh! Oh well.  At least I got the $100 off the camera, and I can live with black I guess.

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In reply to viking79, Apr 17, 2013

I like both the black and brown ones. Actually, the brown is more stilish, but the black one reminds me a very old camera I used to have when I was a little child So I'd probably choose the black one, also because it's better with the lenses on...

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In reply to tecnoworld, Apr 18, 2013

I bought a white one .. I didn't want to pay +€150 for brown or +€200 for black, hehe.

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In reply to Knallberto, Apr 18, 2013

I'm relatively new to SLRs so would love some advice on this.

In the B&H links you sent, it looks like if you order the 18-55 OIS lens kit, you can only get the deal with the (old) 50-200 lens.

If you order the 20-50 lens kit, then you can get the deal with any of the many lenses on the list (including the 3d lens).

I mainly plan to use the camera for landscape pictures, pictures of friends and family, stuff like that. I don't envision much sports photography nor much super-zoom photography (though the ability to do so when I need to would be nice I guess). Plus I'd like to be able to hike all day with the camera (one reason I'm choosing the mirrorless camera in the first place).

So my questions to you all:

Do I really need a 50-200 lens to start out with? I was planning to get the NX300 body, either of the 18-55 or 20-50 lens, and the 45 mm 3D lens. Which of the 18-55 or 20-50 lens would you suggest? Based on the reviews people have written so far here it seems people like the 18-55 lens with OIS better, and it seems to focus faster. I for sure want the 3D lens.

Based on the current deals, getting the body + 18-55 OIS + 45 mm 3D would be $1198, but the body + 20-50 + 45 mm 3D would be $997. I just want to know if everyone out there with more experience thinks that getting the 18-55 OIS lens is worth $200 more than the 20-50 non OIS lens!

I appreciate the input! Thanks.

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thelordsmurf wrote:

I'm relatively new to SLRs so would love some advice on this.

In the B&H links you sent, it looks like if you order the 18-55 OIS lens kit, you can only get the deal with the (old) 50-200 lens.

If you order the 20-50 lens kit, then you can get the deal with any of the many lenses on the list (including the 3d lens).

I mainly plan to use the camera for landscape pictures, pictures of friends and family, stuff like that. I don't envision much sports photography nor much super-zoom photography (though the ability to do so when I need to would be nice I guess). Plus I'd like to be able to hike all day with the camera (one reason I'm choosing the mirrorless camera in the first place).

So my questions to you all:

Do I really need a 50-200 lens to start out with? I was planning to get the NX300 body, either of the 18-55 or 20-50 lens, and the 45 mm 3D lens. Which of the 18-55 or 20-50 lens would you suggest? Based on the reviews people have written so far here it seems people like the 18-55 lens with OIS better, and it seems to focus faster. I for sure want the 3D lens.

I appreciate the input!

Just add the lenses to your cart and the price discount should appear automatically when you go to view your cart.

Exactly, with 18-55 and 20-50, 18-55 has faster (and quieter) AF and OIS is handy if you like it.  I prefer the 20-50mm for the bokeh/out of focus blur is a little smoother.  Both are fine lenses.

The 50-200mm is nice for outdoor portraits, general tele work, etc.  I don't have that lens, but rarely shoot above 100mm.  If I bought the NX300 with that deal I would get the 45mm f/1.8, 30mm f/2, or 50-200mm most likely.  That deal works even for the pre-order lenses, add both to your cart.  If you want wide the 12-24mm is excellent and the 16mm f/2.4 too.

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In reply to thelordsmurf, Apr 18, 2013

My thoughts on the 50-200 is that if I wanted to shoot that long, I'd get a camera with a smaller sensor like a Nikon1.  I have the 16mm, the 30mm, the 20-50 and the 18-55.  The 30mm is on almost always and gets the candid family/friend shots.  The 20-50 is nice and small for a zoom.  The 18-55 has stabilization, so I use it for movies.  I have a manual focus 50mm minolta that I got cheap for more "serious" portraits.

I'd certainly get the 30mm before anything else.

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In reply to viking79, Apr 18, 2013

viking79 wrote:

thelordsmurf wrote:

I'm relatively new to SLRs so would love some advice on this.

In the B&H links you sent, it looks like if you order the 18-55 OIS lens kit, you can only get the deal with the (old) 50-200 lens.

If you order the 20-50 lens kit, then you can get the deal with any of the many lenses on the list (including the 3d lens).

I mainly plan to use the camera for landscape pictures, pictures of friends and family, stuff like that. I don't envision much sports photography nor much super-zoom photography (though the ability to do so when I need to would be nice I guess). Plus I'd like to be able to hike all day with the camera (one reason I'm choosing the mirrorless camera in the first place).

So my questions to you all:

Do I really need a 50-200 lens to start out with? I was planning to get the NX300 body, either of the 18-55 or 20-50 lens, and the 45 mm 3D lens. Which of the 18-55 or 20-50 lens would you suggest? Based on the reviews people have written so far here it seems people like the 18-55 lens with OIS better, and it seems to focus faster. I for sure want the 3D lens.

I appreciate the input!

Just add the lenses to your cart and the price discount should appear automatically when you go to view your cart.

Exactly, with 18-55 and 20-50, 18-55 has faster (and quieter) AF and OIS is handy if you like it.  I prefer the 20-50mm for the bokeh/out of focus blur is a little smoother.  Both are fine lenses.

The 50-200mm is nice for outdoor portraits, general tele work, etc.  I don't have that lens, but rarely shoot above 100mm.  If I bought the NX300 with that deal I would get the 45mm f/1.8, 30mm f/2, or 50-200mm most likely.  That deal works even for the pre-order lenses, add both to your cart.  If you want wide the 12-24mm is excellent and the 16mm f/2.4 too.

Eric

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Sorry, I don't think I was exactly clear.

The B&H Samsung NX300 body + 18-55 kit gives you money off ONLY the 50-200 older model lens, which I am not sure I would use that much.

The B&H body + 20-50 mm lens kit gives you the option of getting $150 off any other NX lens (including all of the others mentioned above). One reason I'm leaning toward the NX300 is 3D (gotta find a use for my 3D TV!) so I wanted to get the 45 mm 2D/3D lens.

The body + 18-55 kit lens + 45 mm 2D/3D full price ends up about $200 more than the body + 20-50 kit lens + 45 mm 2D/3D discounted. So I was wondering whether getting the 18-55 for $200 more is worth it for landscapes, travel photos, pictures of friends, some nighttime photography, etc. I don't take photos for a living (which also limits my budget!). Is the OIS worth $200?

Thanks!

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In reply to shademaster, May 1, 2013

shademaster wrote:

My thoughts on the 50-200 is that if I wanted to shoot that long, I'd get a camera with a smaller sensor like a Nikon1.  I have the 16mm, the 30mm, the 20-50 and the 18-55.  The 30mm is on almost always and gets the candid family/friend shots.  The 20-50 is nice and small for a zoom.  The 18-55 has stabilization, so I use it for movies.  I have a manual focus 50mm minolta that I got cheap for more "serious" portraits.

I'd certainly get the 30mm before anything else.

I have a Fuji X-S1 for sale, if that is your fancy. 

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In reply to thelordsmurf, May 1, 2013

The short answer is "No".   In fact you should be able to pick up a near new 18-55 for less than $200 anyway.  People buying their second or third NX and unable to buy "body-only" may end up with a couple of spare kit lenses that they are only too happy to sell.

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