Is it "safe" to get a d600 from KEH?

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  1. JustJazzie

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    I am still looking at backup camera options, and thinking I need to go in the direction of another FF.

    I have only briefly followed the oil spot issues that the d600 had and I know they fixed it in the d610.

    The price on the d600's though, are pretty tempting as a backup/second body. If I order from KEH can I assume the oil issue has been fixed?

    Hypothetically, if I get one and it has the oil issue, does anyone know if Nikon will still repair it if I am not the original owner of the camera?


     
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    I've only ordered from KEH three times but all have been fine. They do have a slight warranty, but you may not know on that issue. My understanding is the Nikon warranties are ONLY for the original owner so it won't be a free fix, but they handled my OOW D40 as a flat fee repair.
     
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    you may want to read this: D800 vs. D610 Review

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    But to answer your question: Nikon will repair/replace the D600, due to oil issue, regardless of owner history -- see the service advisory.
     
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    Don’t assume the cameras from KEH are repaired, as mine was not and needed service when I received it (although I didn’t notice it for awhile at portrait sized apertures).
     
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    Thank you!
    I just did what I probably should have done in the first place and just e-mailed KEH on the subject. But I'd rather talk to my friends here, so its always my first instinct. ;-)

    Thank you for that helpful information, @Braineack! I'm a little weary of the d800 and how it will fit inside my small hands, which is the main reason I hadn't considered it previously. I will read through the thread you shared in a bit though and ponder the matter.
     
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    JustJazzie Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This is what I was really seeking, a personal experience with KEH. I will definitely take note!
    If they aren't coming repaired from KEH and Nikon will still repair the issue for a second owner, then I may be better off checking craigslist and scoring one for a lower price.

    Thanks so much for sharing, @JonA_CT. I appreciate your input.
     
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    KEH is really good about returns if something is wrong. so is Adorama.
    i have had very little issues with either company, but both handled things very well for me.
    i always check KEH for used gear because i feel they are safe to order from.
     
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    Unfortunately, I had a pretty terrible return experience with Adorama a few years back, so I wont even bother with them anymore!

    I have never had to return to KEH, but have been impressed with the lens's from there and how immaculate they seemed. I suppose we will see what they come back with when they return my email on the oil issue.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
     
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    For my hand the grip is a noticeable improvement. it's just gripper.


    stolen image that's now my art:

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    My bad experience with Adorama goes back to 1977 when they refused to correct the errors they made on my order. They haven't gotten a plug nickel out of me since.

    A few years back, I received a lens that had focusing issues from KEH. They quickly replaced it with a slightly better condition lens.
     
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    Thank you for sharing that helpful diagram!

    My issue really though, is just my hand size and the grips being too large in general, not really the shape of the grip. Which is why I ADORE my DF (on which the main complaint on that camera IS the grip) The grip on it fits like a glove.

    Its probably hard to imagine the issue, without being petite, but my 9 year old is bigger than me, so is my dog, and they wont even size down 95% of wedding rings to fit my fingers. Tiny hands.

    So a stickier grip doesn't help if my hand cant fit around the camera, KWIM?

    Maybe I should just move over to film?! LOL
     
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    Hmm! Now I am quite seriously wondering if film can be a back up camera......
     

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