Have to upgrade Nikon D200 HELP!!!!

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  1. Rayne

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    I have to upgrade my D200 for an ongoing hot pixel issue. What would be the best upgrade? I will be staying with Nikon. I shoot portrait, outdoors, action


    Would the D300 be a decent upgrade?


    105 micro af
    18-200 af
    50mm af
    sb600
     
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    What sort of lenses do you have? because unless you have a large selection of quality dx glass, I'd recommend a d700 full-frame body.
     
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    I'd try to find a good used D300 if money is an issue, or the D300s if you want to buy new.

    The D700 is an awesome body, but it's $2500 so it depends on your price range. Also keep in mind it will be upgraded in the next few months (probably announced this summer to be released in the fall) so if you buy it now, you will have the lesser model in just a few months.

    D300/D300s gets my vote. I love my D300 and will be keeping it even after the new D700 is released as my back-up body.
     
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    This D200 is under warranty and I was told to return it and ask for special request Since it was serviced already 4 times for same problem.

    The D700 would be my first pick but in reality is it too far fetched that they would give me the D700 over the D300?

    Also here is the list of lenses I currently have

    Nikon 105 micro vr af
    Nikon 18-200 vr af
    Nikon 50mm
    sb600
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    they would give you..? What do you mean?
     
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    Give you? No, they will not give you a D700, and it's highly unlikely they will give you a D300. They will either attempt to fix your body again, or give you another refurbished D200. The likelihood of them giving you a superior body to what you own is zero. Send in a D200, and you will receive a D200. Perhaps they will give you credit for what you paid for the D200 which you can put towards a new body.

    You will not receive a D700 for your D200 though, you can be sure of that. I am not sure why you would even think that :lol:
     
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    Thanks

    Sometimes things can sound too good to be true.
    The service person I talked too said to ask for the d90 or d300 body as a replacement. Either way, I would be happy just for the credit to invest in the D300 body. I didn't even no they could do that. The D700 is out of my price range.

    But I made up my mind on getting the D300 if I can do that with credit :D
     
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    The D700 is an obvious choice, but the D300 would be a more robust camera than the D90.

    Keep in mind that you can use any FX lens on any DX Nikon body. The reverse has penalties.
     
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    What would they replace it with since the D200 has been out of production for quite some time now.

    The last big sell off of new stock was over a year ago so I wonder if what you have is an extended warranty?

    What is the recurring problem that it has been serviced 4 times for and how long ago was it you bought the D200 new?
     
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    Kmh,

    I believe what I have is an extended warranty. Mid Febuary 2010 was one year on the warranty. When I first had the Hot Pixel problem and sent it in for repair back in say August of 09 (would have to pull out the pappers) I was told they extended my warranty an extra 6 months because it was a manufacturer defect. And yes, I bought the D200 new.

    The problem I have been having is blown out / hot pixels.
     
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    Hot pixels are just part of the game.

    Post some sample images.
     
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    Im not sure what you meen when you say hot pixels are just part of the game. Could you explain?
     

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