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Old 11-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #11
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Well Amazon seduced me this morning with one of their quick price drops on a manufacturer refurbished Nikon P520 when the price suddenly hit $269 - more then $100 less than a new one and $200 less than retail.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #12
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nikon p520

I have the Nikon p510 with 42x zoom and I really like the camera, it has a lot of cool features on it. You look like you got a great deal.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #13
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A word of warning if you live in Canada and shop US:

Are my Nikon products covered under warranty?

Nikon's extended warranty is exclusive to Nikon Canada. Nikon products must be purchased through an Authorized Nikon Canada dealer. The following are covered under a Canadian warranty against manufacturing defects...

So, if you buy online, you will have to return it to the U.S. for warranty repairs.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:19 PM   #14
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I'm sure all the cameras discussed do a great job. However, for outdoor photography, I think using a $40 polaroid filter improves a photo more than the quality of the camera can. Sure, high quality cameras get you the exposure and composition, and some degree of saturation. But, a polaroid filter eliminates glare that destroys true color representations. It's indispensable. Try it, you'll like it!
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #15
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Pkg. Do you mean a polarized filter? I like the effect of haze filter for many outside shots
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I have the Nikon p510 with 42x zoom and I really like the camera, it has a lot of cool features on it. You look like you got a great deal.
Thanks. Great to hear you like yours!
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I keep a "haze" filter ( actually called a UV filter ) on the lens at all times and put the lens cap in a junk drawer at home. You can't take pictures through a lens cap and the UV filter protects the front lens element from damage.
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A word of warning if you live in Canada and shop US:

Are my Nikon products covered under warranty?

Nikon's extended warranty is exclusive to Nikon Canada. Nikon products must be purchased through an Authorized Nikon Canada dealer. The following are covered under a Canadian warranty against manufacturing defects...

So, if you buy online, you will have to return it to the U.S. for warranty repairs.
Glenn same here in the US if you buy from a non authorized dealer, then there is no Nikon warranty. I almost bought one advertised as new on eBay but thought to ask about that first
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #19
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I keep a "haze" filter ( actually called a UV filter ) on the lens at all times and put the lens cap in a junk drawer at home. You can't take pictures through a lens cap and the UV filter protects the front lens element from damage.
Same here. I had one Hoya that was actually marked as haze. Are there different types of UV filters. Seems like some have an A or C designation or something like that
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Are my Nikon products covered under warranty?
My first digital camera was a Nikon P&S, and I bought it online from the US. When I had a warranty issue, I had to send it back to Nikon USA for repair. Not sure if that has changed.

With Canon, you can buy in the US, and get warranty service in Canada.
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