Really need some advice on buying a camera.

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  1. pjaye

    pjaye TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Someone on one of my facebook groups has a Nikon D300 for sale for $550. It includes a grip, two batteries and a charger. 36,000 clicks. Unfortunately, he has posted stock pictures and not pictures of the actual camera. Although I would ask for those. He is a photographer, I checked. States he bought his wife a new camera.

    Is this a good deal? I'm searching prices and they are all over the place. I currently own a D7000, and D7100 if that matters.

    Thanks!


     
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    goodguy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I am confused, you have 2 cameras which are by far superior to the D300 so why do you want to go backward ?

    Anyways back to the question assuming the camera is in good condition and indeed with the amount of clicks you say then yes this is a reasonable deal, lots of people still love the D300 and D300s so its going for higher prices comparing other cameras in its era.
    The grip too is worth something as a bonus if you like to use it.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Too much dinero for an old body with a sensor that is easily bettered by multiple newer, smaller, lighter Nikons. You want a camera of that era? $550 will get you a used Nikon D2x which is better in almost every single respect. In "my town", newer consumer cameras like D90 are at under $240. I don't really see the D300 (it's not even the D300s model) as being worth anywhere close to $550 today.
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    Until you include the vertical grip & extra battery, particularly if both are Nikon made.

    I would expect 1 battery and the charger to be included.
    However, I would also expect the User's Manual, the DK-4 cover for the viewfinder, and the BS-1 cover for the flash hot shoe.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Here locally....D300 with box, $275, no sales tax to any buyers--in this state nor anywhere else in the USA. Used Inventory | Pro Photo Supply

    Is the battery grip being priced at the SAME price as the camera, battery and battery charger?

    D600 with box, $795
     
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  6. pjaye

    pjaye TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thanks so much Derrel. I'll look into the one you mentioned.I posted a response earlier but it disappeared for some reason. I passed.on this camera.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    another option
    Sell your d7000 and d7100, plus your extra cash and buy a d500

    might as well get the latest and greatest, instead of an old camera. If you are after the pro controls, then the d500 has it too.

    If you want a grip, you can get them for both your d7000 and d7100 (and d500).
     
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    pjaye TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Ok, well now that's an option too. Dammit, I hate decisions. Thanks for your post, off to do some research.
     
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    jaomul Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Is there a reason you need 3 cameras that have the same format?
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    If I had 2 cameras
    and some cash for a 3rd
    I'd sell the 2 and get the d500

    The specs on the d500 (and the D5) is amazing.
     
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    Raj_55555 Indian God of Photography Supporting Member

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    I was thinking the same, why are you considering another camera which has no real advantage? Cost isn't really a consideration here!

    I'd second astroNikon, get the D500 if you are getting GAS syndrome.. we'd also get to see some nice images :)
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    and at 3,000 fps or so, a lot of nice images :)
     
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