The Value.. Good Deal? D80 for D200..

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  1. bullshark

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    A buddy from work who is not at all into photography has stumbled upon a d200.. He offered it to me, in exchange for my D80 and some cash.. My question to you is, how much cash would be considered a good deal.. He is giving me the lens on his, as I will be giving him my 18-135 Kit lens..

    My goal is to get a D300, but i"m not ready to fork over the cash all at once.. Figure I'm one trade away with the D200..
     
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    Hmm... what lens does he have on his D200? The 200 is a great camera, but it's also very cheap nowadays. You can get a used D200 body for the same price as a new D80 body, for instance. I won't be online until tomorrow, so I won't be able to answer you question, I'm afraid, until we know which lens he has.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Well he isnt sure what lens is on it.. He SAID its a wide angle "sport" lens.. I'm asuming 12mm-? 10mm-? 2.8 maybe? Not really sure. I can prob find out by tonight.. You will be around this evening?
     
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    if its the right lens definately trade i certainly would!

    but really do need to know which lens
     
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    If the D300 is what you want, just wait to find a good deal on the D300 and pass on the 200. Now that there's a D700 coming out there might be a small surge of D300's coming up for sale used on the various forums out there.
     
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    Mav hit the issue on the head. If you are wanting a D300, save for it. I own the D200, and love it, however, you'd better be ready to do some checking.

    A well used D200 may not be as good for you as a low shutter count D80. The D200 is also very unforgiving of mistakes.
     
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    Well for those that were wondering, the lens is the 18-65mm, I'm assuming kit lens, although I havent seen it yet.


    When you say less forgiving of mistakes, how so?
     
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    I think they might have meant the 16-85VR lens. Pretty nice lens, but a tad overpriced. It's worth maybe $400-500 used, vs the 18-135 which is worth about $200 used.
     

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