Refurb?

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  1. RVwannaB

    RVwannaB TPF Noob!

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    Just received my refurbished D5000, it looks good cosmetically and it seems to be working fine. I'm pretty new to this stuff, and was wondering if I should be concerned with it having a shutter count of 3140?
     
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    It should be fine, 3140 is still very very low. D5000 shutter life is about 100K. You're barely at 3%. Have fun shooting!
     
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    3000 is pretty low, these camera's are made to last to at least 100 000 shots, so I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    From NikonUSA.com:

    There are reasons refurbs cost less. Many of them are essentially used equipment.

    Didn't you just return a new D5000, to save a couple bucks by getting a refurb?
     
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    Yup (enough for me to get another lense), I haven't sent it back yet but that is the plan. I see your point, call it apprehensiveness, but I had just read a lot of people getting them with <500 and it just got me thinking (hate when I do that...).

    Thanks for the quick replies! After taking about 100 shots today....I have a lot to learn, should be fun!
     

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