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Old Feb 12, 2014, 8:44 AM   #1
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The day has finally come where I'm ready to make the purchase, the plunge into buying a DSLR camera body and lens. I'm going with the Nikon D7100 and the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS...it's the lens recommended to me by a member here.

Now the only question I have left at this time is, where should I shop. This wouldn't be such a big deal if there weren't so many shady places online selling cameras. I was going to go with Amazon but they won't have the lens in for another month or so. What I was thinking was Amazon for the camera body and Adorama for the lens, since I didn't see "Nikon authorized seller" when pulling up the lens I want. Does anyone else have some advice on this?
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Old Feb 12, 2014, 8:56 AM   #2
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Try B&H Photo...
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Can't go wrong with Adorama or B&H.
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... since I didn't see "Nikon authorized seller" when pulling up the lens I want.
When looking at a Sigma lens, there's no reason for a retailer to state that it is an authorized seller of Nikon products.

BTW, Nikon publishes a list of current Authorized Nikon Dealers, and Adorama is on it.

But B&H is good too.

... and B&H is also on the list.
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Old Feb 12, 2014, 10:47 AM   #5
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Ordered the camera body from Amazon and the lens from Adorama. I'll keep B&H in my thoughts for when I order other lenses or accessories, since members here seem to trust them. Thanks for the help!
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eBay doesn't sell anything, and much of the time Amazon doesn't either, so how good they are is beside the point. What matters is how reputable the retailers selling through those website. So eBay and Amazon are not ...
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Best Buy will price match B&H and Adorama and some reputable online dealers, like Amazon. I think they will order what they don't have in the store. They have a pretty good protection plan.
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^ True, but they also charge Sales Tax. B&H and Adorama don't.
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I just bought a D7100 through B&H - primary deciding factor were the freebies they include in their kit worked better for me than Adorama/Amazon/others at the same price. B&H included a bag (not my favorite but good for storage/backup), Class10 16GB SD card, and extra battery.
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Enjoy that D7100! I am loving mine. I did get the Sigma 17-70 lens which has been an excellent walk-around lens.
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