Nikon call an early end to the current rebate programme due to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

May 10, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Nikon call an early end to the current rebate programme due to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

May 10, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Earlier this month Nikon announced a free battery grip offer for the Nikon D610, D750 and D810 cameras initially set to last until the end of the month.  As a result of the earthquakes in Kumamoto, this has been cut short, with the offer now expiring on May 14th.

A couple of days ago, all Nikon 1 rebates were also cancelled, and some Coolpix rebates are also expected to be removed shortly.  The only rebates expected to stay, for now at least, are the camera & lens combo deals.

The quakes are already believed to be responsible for the further delaying the release of the Nikon Keymission 360 degree action camera until October 2016, as well as several other camera models which we reported a short while ago.

It appears, however, that the damage to Nikon’s facilities, or those of their supplies, is far greater than originally thought, which may lead to limited availability and higher prices on some equipment in the coming months.

Sony and Fuji have also reported issues with their production process as a direct result of the recent earthquakes, and both companies had to completely shut down operations for a short time.

[via Nikon Rumors]

 

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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