A&P Found a D70 with 50mm 1.8 on craigslist for $225 v. good deal?

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  1. niquesuave06

    niquesuave06 New Member

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    When I first saw the listing I thought $225 for a good condition D70 with 50mm 1.8 was a great deal, but I've done some searching online and now I'm just not sure. I was going to buy it and then either ebay it or my D40x, and hopefully make a little profit.

    I'm sick and tired of most of my lenses not autofocusing on my D40x, but is the D70 a huge downgrade?

    Any other opinions on whether I should buy the D70?
     
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    the d70 is noisier, but otherwise it's a pretty sweet body. look up the specs online and compare it to your d40x. go to dpreview.com
     
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    I'll check that out once I get out of class, thanks. I already have a 50mm 1.8, I could possibly sell the extra and afford to keep both bodies. Even though I really don't need both :o
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I think one of the things thats gonna piss you off the most is the TINY LCD. Otherwise, I loved my D70 til the day it stopped working. You can never go above 400ISO though, it gets ugly fast.
     
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    It doesn't look like I'll be getting this one now anyway :wtc: She said there was a "pricing error" and wants $275 for it now, and I don't think I'm willing to spend that much. I'd rather sell my D40x and buy a D80, or wait a few months and get a D300.
     
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    I'd jump on that
     
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    Now I'm reconsidering the D70, I can't make up my damn mind :o

    I have a "service plan" on my D40x that covers accidental damage, but since the D40x is discontinued I would supposedly get a D60 if my D40x was "accidentally damaged" beyond the point of in-store repair. . .Every time I look at the Best Buy website and see that the D60 with 18-55mm VR lens costs $200 less than what I paid for my D40x with non-VR lens, my hands get a little shaky :mamoru:

    I'm thinking about buying the D70 and then selling the D40x/D60, so I can come out of this with a good camera and a little cash. If I wasn't a broke college student I'd just buy a D300 :wtc:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    the 50/1.8 lens typically retails for about 110-130 depending on where you look and can often be found for 75-100 used. So if think about it that way you're getting the body pretty damned cheap
     
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    Yeah, I think I paid around $115 for my 50mm 1.8 at a local camera shop. I finally decided against buying that D70 simply because I don't want to spend my money on a camera that isn't even really an upgrade to my current setup. I'll just be patient and wait until I can afford a D300 or better.

    Plus I had a $150 gift card to B&H from Christmas 2007, so I chipped in another $35 and bought an SB-600 :bowdown: That should keep me entertained for awhile, and it's definitely an upgrade to my Vivitar 283. Now I just need to put my sound trigger back together and take some more high-speed photos with the SB-600 :naughty:
     
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    I'd say just sell your D40 and get a D90. Almost the same as a D300 for less money
     

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