Fix an old D80?

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  1. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a D80 that I used for my tabletop product setup. This morning it failed. I get an error code that nothing will fix. I found a D7000 on Amazon for $450 and it should be here Monday. My question is does it make any sense to get the old D80 fixed or should I just trash it? Any experience with Nikon repairs out there? Thanks.


     
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    I went to my local pawn shop this past weekend. Nikon D70 $69. Nikon D70s, $79. Nikon D80, $89. I view the D80 and D90 as complete throw-aways now whenever they conk out.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I figured as much. The D7000 looks like it works the same as the D80 so there shouldn't be much down time learning the new camera. Thanks.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    D7000 is a nice camera at 16mp. Great features (and video). I had one for a couple of years. I sold it before it depreciated way too much. lol

    It was a lot better than the D70 I recall having.
     
  5. fmw

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    I got a fully depreciated one, I think. Nikon is closing out what is left of their inventory. I think it will be fine. It will be used just for internet product photos. If I could hook up a smart phone to by strobes, I would probably get by.
     
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    Any chance of that error code clearing out if you leave it for a day or two without a battery?

    Also, you will love th D7000. I know I love mine. VERY capable body.
     
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    Well, it costs nothing at all to find out. I'll try it.
     
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    I'm just grasping at straws on that one, but stranger things have happened. Keep me posted!
     
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    The D7000 arrived today. I was pleased to find out that it operates about like the old D80. It has features I never imagined anybody wanted. I hooked up my strobes and got some work done with it today. It will work just fine for its intended application.
     
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    My favorite feature of the D7000 is the U1 and U2 settings. Love having my own custom presets on the fly.
     

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