Nikon Philippines Official Store Opening Soon in SM Mega Mall

Nikon Philippines Concept Store
, originally uploaded by ebarrun.

Ladies and Gentlemen! I’m proud to present to all nikonians out there, we will have an official Nikon Philippines Store. Yes! it is according to the Facebook fan page of Nikon Philippines under Columbia Digital the authorized distributor of Nikon products. The concept store will be located at the 5th floor of SM Mega Mall and will be opening in 2 months time, somewhere in April this year.

I’m really amazed and excited knowing this, it’s been a long time of waiting. Now a reality for Nikon fans that they are requesting stores for major cities like Davao and Cebu. There’s a lot of Nikon users here in the Philippines but no official store or service centers though Columbia Digital is there, the location is hard to find . Other camera brands like Canon and Olympus can be seen anywhere like malls and service centers they even have product demos every now and then. I think most of the Nikon units are from dealers that have gray units like those in Hidalgo Quiapo, Manila or imported from other countries making it hard to justify for Nikon headquarters to have an official store here.

Existing Nikon users will be delighted for an easy to reach store for parts and services, not to mention the hope for gray unit warranties if they will honor it. I got my Nikon D3000 in Hidalgo that has a 1 year in store warranty, lucky enough I don’t have any camera problems yet. Then its a great effort of marketing for potential new Nikon users to trust the after sales services like repairs and warranties. I hope Nikon will have more local marketing efforts here in the Philippines and a toll free customer hotline for everything Nikon.

The GREAT Nikkor Lens Sale

Nikkor Lens Sale, originally uploaded by ebarrun.

An early Christmas Treat to all nikonians in the Philippines, the GREAT Nikkor Lens Sale will happen from December 6, 2010 till December 31, 2010.

  • 6 months 0% for mall based resellers through credit card.
  • Discounts available for cash purchases.
  • 2 year warranty.

The best lens for the budget would be the AF-NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D  with a regular price of  Php 5,700.00 but this would vary depending on your store of choice like Hidalgo or Mall based stores. The current price is reasonably cheap and the Nikkor Lens Sale would definitely make a slash  of the price tag. This is a great lens to start with if your building your lens armory but just don’t be amazed with the prize it has great features too. I really want this lens for my Nikon D3000 or to my body upgrade which is the Nikon D90.

It’s a prime lens so expect a sharper image even in low light condition without using any flash, you can find detailed review on other sites but I’ ll just go with the basics.

  • AUTOFOCUS: D90/D300S – it will only auto-focus starting from the Nikon D90 model because of the built in motor in the body that will power the lens for auto focusing .
  • MANUAL FOCUS: D40/D60/D3000/D5000 – sorry guys this not for your camera body if  you need auto focusing. Now you got to practice your manual focusing skills.
  • FILTER SIZE: 52MM – you will need a UV filter for lens protection for dust and Ultraviolet rays.

This compact and fast, f/1.8 lens is versatile and perfect for travel and portrait pictures as well as general photography.

  • D-type lens design provides distance information as part of flash and ambient light exposure processes.

  • Classic normal lens provides speed and compact design

  • Multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting.

  • Exceptionally lightweight and compact. Ideal for travel photography.

  • Stops down to f/22 for excellent depth-of-field control.

The list of participating dealers will be announced next week, so come back again here. Meanwhile check out the other Nikkor lens line up and prepare your cash to buy this next week.

Here’s the update for the participating resellers. Credit card holders can avail of the 6 months 0%  interest

Columbia Digital Head Office
Quezon City (CASH only at the moment as we upgrade our credit card facilities)

Digital Walker
Greenbelt 5
Virramall (Nikon Concept Shop)


Davao (Nikon Concept Shop)


SM North
SM Manila
SM Megamall
SM Mall of Asia
Robinsons Galleria
Glorietta 5

Picture City
SM Mall of Asia
SM Rosales
SM Bacolod
Sm Lucena
SM Fairview
SM Pampanga
Ayala Center

PerfectShot / TCA
SM North Edsa


Mandaluyong City

CSP Digital
General Santos City


Cagayan Photo
Cagayan De Oro City

Prism 2
Baguio City

Rhabel’s Photo
Kalibo Aklan

Update (December 9, 2010)
Columbia Digital apology.
We apologize for some confusion of the resellers list last week. We will be extending the lens sale till JANUARY 15, 2011 due to this.
December 6 – January 15, 2011

You can contact Columbia Digital, the exclusive distributor of Nikon products and the only authorized repair center in the Philippines.

-For Product Inquiries
Direct Line: 363 5315, 365 2566
TrunkLine: 366 1873, 363 3876, 365 0927
Fax: 363 7465,366 8266