Buying Advice on a used D200.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mikeyPotg, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    Hey folks,

    I currently have a D70 and D40, but I'd like to upgrade. (Not a fan of the way the light comes out on the D70 and the lack of AF lens support on the D40 is killer).

    I found a local deal on Craigslist for $1,000 for a D200 BODY, MB-D200 Battery Grip, strap, 1 En-EL3e battery, Charger, Users manual, USB Cable, Body Cap, BM-6 screen protector.

    Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera = 4436 - very low.

    Would you say that's a good deal?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I would say it's an ok deal, but why not spring for say the D300?
     
  3. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps that's because the D300 body is $800 more?
     
  4. mikeyPotg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah... I'm definitely more focused on video and most of my money goes there, so I don't have much for a camera. I just know I'd like an upgrade from the D40/70.
    And quite honestly, I'm rather new with the DSLR's and tend to use the auto settings more than I should. I'm still getting used to manual controls with my photos.
     
  5. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    D200 has the exact same controls as the D300. Neither have scene or auto ("green") modes, the closest would be "P" (Program) mode.

    If you do a little bargain hunting, you can get a D300 brand new for $1100 after rebates on eBay; using Live Cashback.

    If you prefer to stay local and don't want to wait for cashback, that's an okay deal but not a great one. I sold my last D200 mint with 3000 clicks for $800; and the grip is worth another hundred, putting my "estimated value" for that package at $900. I'd offer that.

    PS - I bought that same d200 for $750 :D
     
  6. mikeyPotg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ahh, thanks for that insight. I think I'll have to pass on it for now then.
    Thanks again!
     

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