A&P D90 vs D300

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  1. OneTonGoldfish

    OneTonGoldfish Active Member

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    I am having trouble deciding between these 2 nikons. How big of a difference will I notice between the two? This will be my first dslr, ive taken a photography class so I an not completely clueless.....just about 95% lol

    I found this on CL:
    D300 in perfect cond with 1000 shutter clicks
    and a TAMRON 17-50mm F2.8 XR lense
    $1600
    (i may offer him $1300) this a good deal even at 1600 if he declines the 1300?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    how big are your hands?
     
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    $1300 for the body and the lens would be a pretty low ball offer. I've seen the bodies alone going used for $1300.

    I personally would go with the D300 because the features it offers are more along the lines of what I want out of the camera vs. what the D90 offers. They are both great cameras though.

    Go to a camera shop and play with both of them and see what you think.
     
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    OneTonGoldfish Active Member

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    i would say average, im 6'1 175lbs
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    D300 is a considerably bigger camera. I thought my D80 was the 'right' size until I bought a D300.
     
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    D300 has faster fps capabilities, better weather sealing, bigger body that just feels right in my hands, has the mb-d10 grip available, and is just a notch above the d90. I got mine for 1150 and that seemed to be the going rate for used. But with the lens, I think a 1400 offer would not be to bad, especially if he wants to get rid of it. Whats the worst that could happen, he says no and you have to offer closer to his asking price?

    The d90 and d300 are comprable in many ways. The size and overall feel of it is what got me to upgrade to it from my d70. I wanted a real grip and a beefy camera to compensate for myself. That was a joke because you probably won't be reading this far.
     
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    did you see a difference in autofocus w/ AF lenses between the d300 and the d70?
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Not really. The going rate for D300 bodies is like $1150 or so right now.

    so I think 1450 would be a reasonable price for all that.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    D300 for sure. I played around with a D90 and D300 and although I didn't go with either (Nikon was out of my price range), the D300 is an awesome camera
     
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    thanks everyone for all the advice

    he declined 1300 so I offered 1450...waiting for an email back
     
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    Yeah, i picked one up in Best Buy recently and it felt soooo nice even without a grip.
     
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    o rly, guess i'm not looking in the right places, or maybe i'm thinking new only.
     
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    he declined $1450...:squint:

    found this on CL
    "I have a Nikon D300 Camera with a 18-200 VR NIKON lens. They are like new and rarely used. I have the boxes for both as well as the accessories. I am willing to consider any reasonable offer on the camera and lens. $1800"

    what should I offer on that combo?
     
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    If he declined 1450, let it go... guy obviously doesn't know what the market value of his set is.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    probably a bad thing he lowballed to 1300 and offered 1450 so quickly. makes it seem like he's still shooting low and will offer more.
     
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    with this economy ill come across someone who needs cash bad and will accept my lowball offer.....eventually
     
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    don't pay more than $1450 for that combo.

    check FM, i'm sure you can easily find a d300 for 1100, if not less.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I've seen D300's used going for 1050-1300. Usually no lens, there's refurbished units on Amazon for 1199, and a refurb from Nikon is better than a random used unit.
     
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    this guy also has a Tamron 28-75 2.8 and a SIGMA 150-500 HSM OS

    which of these 3 lenses would be the best "all around" lense? i am leaning towards the 28-75
     
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    :werd:
    i bought a 80-200 2.8 (2ring version) for $425 today. :o
     
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    damnnnn I wanttttt thatt.

    I got my d300 for 1150. adorama has them used around that price and fredmiranda will be 1100-1250 for the body.
     
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    How did you pick that up? Good deal, man.
     
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    the dude said that he just bought a 70-200 2.8 off of craigslist for 1100. he seemed like he wanted to get rid of his 80-200 quick. initially he wanted 550. the elements were perfect, but the body had some scratches and the hood was pretty worn. the AF was really quick, precise, but the manual focus was kinda loose. i mentioned that, and dropped it down to 425. :o
     
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    I didnt read anything else anyone posted but...


    D90 -vs- D300:

    Theyll produce the exact same image. The guts are the same.

    If you are doing action, will be in harsh conditions, or want a bigger body; get the D300.
    If you dont need the fastest AF speed, want to save some money to spend on glass (or something else) like a smaller body, or want to shoot video; get the D90.
     
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    i posted a wanted ad for a d300 and got an email this morning...some guy wants $1400 for a used d300 with 7k shutter count:rofl::ugh:
     

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