A&P Trying to decide between new or used D300 v tax return

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  1. Section8

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    Looks like i'm getting a pretty decent return despite having reduced my tax withholding last year so i'll be getting a D300 when the check comes in I think.

    I'm trying to decide between a used body from adorama or someplace and just buying a new body. Does the Nikon factory warranty cover used bodies? Or does it only apply to the original owner? How many actuations is considered a lot?

    Also, is the kit 18-135 lens that comes with the D300 worth getting or should i just stick with the body only?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Just get a new body if you want the warranty. Why waste money on a kit lens you probably won't need or want in a few months? I got rid of my 18-135 within a couple of months of getting my d80
     
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    Yeah, the kit lens was really just a side question - i hadn't really considered getting it but I thought i'd ask about it just the same.

    I guess the warranty isn't that big a deal, but that and the number of actuations are really the only things i can think of that would sway me towards buying new.
     
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    Body only. But I really think the D300 is up for revision very soon. Actually, the replacement is probably almost ready. It's been out for quite some time.
     
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    ^ part of me wants to wait, but with no solid release time for the D400 who knows how long i'll be waiting.

    There's also a small part of me that is mulling over a D700, but then I'd have to start looking at new glass too.
     
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    new furnace/ air conditioner for the house or a D700....hmmm?
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I bought a refurbed unit about a month and a half ago...couldn't be happier. 3 month factory warranty, 1 year store warranty...a shit ton cheaper than new, and it might as well be new.
     
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    18-200 + D300 ftw
     
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    save for the D700
     
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    of course. :o
     
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    course reading around today, it sounds like a D400 may be closer to release than i thought. :noes:
     
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    :gtfo:

    :rofl:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    even Ken Rockwell can't argue against that logic.

    and you have to shoot jpeg with the saturation turned way up.
     
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    Still yet to see you post anything worth a crap
     
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    well i may have found a d300 locally for 1075, gonna try and setup looking at it tonight. :o
     

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