Open-Box/New Nikon Z 85mm F1.8 S (adorama)

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shadowlands
shadowlands Contributing Member • Posts: 867
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Finally got one!!! I waited for an open-box or demo model and they finally had a few.

Been checking with B&H and Adorama for weeks. Adorama's open-box sale at a discount and still come "new" with 5 year warranty. I've got some shooting to do!

So far, I'm very happy with it.

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just someone
just someone Forum Member • Posts: 74
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Awesome!!

shadowlands
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just someone wrote:

Awesome!!

Thanks! I'm happy to have it. Can't wait to do more shooting soon.

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j_photo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,238
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You deserve some sort of perpetual enthusiasm award (meant in a friendly way, no cynicism).

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NexLupus Contributing Member • Posts: 634
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shadowlands wrote:

Finally got one!!! I waited for an open-box or demo model and they finally had a few.

Been checking with B&H and Adorama for weeks. Adorama's open-box sale at a discount and still come "new" with 5 year warranty. I've got some shooting to do!

So far, I'm very happy with it.

Congratulations!!!

You are going to absolutely love it...I love mine!

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shadowlands
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j_photo wrote:

You deserve some sort of perpetual enthusiasm award (meant in a friendly way, no cynicism).

Thanks, I guess.

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KR Photo Contributing Member • Posts: 768
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Can we see a pic of the lens on the camera but without the hood?

This lens is definitely on my list. Will probably look for a similar open box deal.

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shadowlands
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NexLupus wrote:

shadowlands wrote:

Finally got one!!! I waited for an open-box or demo model and they finally had a few.

Been checking with B&H and Adorama for weeks. Adorama's open-box sale at a discount and still come "new" with 5 year warranty. I've got some shooting to do!

So far, I'm very happy with it.

Congratulations!!!

You are going to absolutely love it...I love mine!

I appreciate it. I sold some old stuff to pay for this bad boy. I better love it. Ha!

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Nikon Z 24-70mm F4 S
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shadowlands
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KR Photo wrote:

Can we see a pic of the lens on the camera but without the hood?

This lens is definitely on my list. Will probably look for a similar open box deal.

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Nikon SB-500

whoosh1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,874
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How much discount was there when you got it? Now I see the discount to be less than $40 ($757 instead of $797).

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shadowlands
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whoosh1 wrote:

How much discount was there when you got it? Now I see the discount to be less than $40 ($757 instead of $797).

That's it. But I emailed Adorama and got 2nd day shipping for peanuts. No sales tax, also helps. And it's brand new. Just open-box. Completely mint with unregistered warranty card, etc... It's not a huge discount, but it helped pull me in for sure.

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whoosh1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,874
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shadowlands wrote:

whoosh1 wrote:

How much discount was there when you got it? Now I see the discount to be less than $40 ($757 instead of $797).

That's it. But I emailed Adorama and got 2nd day shipping for peanuts. No sales tax, also helps. And it's brand new. Just open-box. Completely mint with unregistered warranty card, etc... It's not a huge discount, but it helped pull me in for sure.

Sounds good.

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KR Photo Contributing Member • Posts: 768
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shadowlands wrote:

whoosh1 wrote:

How much discount was there when you got it? Now I see the discount to be less than $40 ($757 instead of $797).

That's it. But I emailed Adorama and got 2nd day shipping for peanuts. No sales tax, also helps. And it's brand new. Just open-box. Completely mint with unregistered warranty card, etc... It's not a huge discount, but it helped pull me in for sure.

Why no sales tax? I thought online retailers had to collect tax these days, even for out of state purchases.

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Digital Shutterbug Veteran Member • Posts: 4,265
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KR Photo wrote:

Why no sales tax? I thought online retailers had to collect tax these days, even for out of state purchases.

I don't know how they're beating the system. I've bought a couple of FTZ's from them recently and was surprised at no tax.

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Steve

Digital Shutterbug Veteran Member • Posts: 4,265
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Congratulations. I haven't been able to use mine as much as I would like, but it's a really nice lens. I think you'll love it.

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Steve

KR Photo Contributing Member • Posts: 768
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Digital Shutterbug wrote:

KR Photo wrote:

Why no sales tax? I thought online retailers had to collect tax these days, even for out of state purchases.

I don't know how they're beating the system. I've bought a couple of FTZ's from them recently and was surprised at no tax.

Pulling the trigger on a Z6 with the 24-70 and FTZ this weekend, and was just assuming I'd buy it locally -- would like to. But if I can save the tax and get a free XQD card (Adorama gives you a free 32GB card), that'd be hard to pass up.

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Digital Shutterbug Veteran Member • Posts: 4,265
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KR Photo wrote:

Digital Shutterbug wrote:

KR Photo wrote:

Why no sales tax? I thought online retailers had to collect tax these days, even for out of state purchases.

I don't know how they're beating the system. I've bought a couple of FTZ's from them recently and was surprised at no tax.

Pulling the trigger on a Z6 with the 24-70 and FTZ this weekend, and was just assuming I'd buy it locally -- would like to. But if I can save the tax and get a free XQD card (Adorama gives you a free 32GB card), that'd be hard to pass up.

It’s certainly worth a look.

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Steve

paulski66
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shadowlands wrote:

So far, I'm very happy with it.

You now you're supposed to judge the new lens' performance by taking pictures with the lens, not of the lens, yah?

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GMACNEIL Regular Member • Posts: 471
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I had been waiting while this lens was a no-show at the big New York stores (and even Amazon), but finally pushed the "buy now" button today.  (I don't think the Black Friday sales will apply to this lens much.). The prospect of a discount for open box was enticing, but my wife talked me into spending the extra $40 to avoid possible second-guessing if the discounted model wasn't great.  And really, for $800 it better be great, right?

Hurry Tuesday!

Glad to see that there are still a few open box copies available at Adorama for those "on the bubble".

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BurnImage
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Re: Open-Box/New Nikon Z 85mm F1.8 S (adorama)

Congratulations, I’ll add that lens to my new kit hopefully next year, as I’ve just spent a fortune moving to the Z6.

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