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Hexad Tom Registered since 19th Oct 2012Fri 19-Oct-12 09:00 PM
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"Hello from Tennessee"


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Hi all,
I am a new member and not really a photographer. I joined to get some advice about buying a camera for my daughter. She has 3 cameras, including a superzoom and takes lots of pictures. She joined a camera club, but her cameras don't have the functionality needed to get the most out of the club discussions. She wants a DSLR with lots of manual control and I have decided to get her a D7000 for Christmas (I don't want her to grow out of an entry level model and want a better one). I don't know whether to go new or used.

If I decide to buy a new one, I can get it now with a $200 discount from Nikon, or I could wait and hope for better deal during the pre-Christmas sales. What do you think the chances are of Nikon or distributors having another special deal before the end of the year?

If I go used, I have to worry about whether it is an import that she would have trouble getting service on. Any advice about how to ensure that a used camera is a US model? Anything else I would need to consider when buying used?

  

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter MemberFri 19-Oct-12 11:11 PM
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#1. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Philadelphia, US
          

Tom, the D7000 will fit your bill.

As far as a pre-Christmas sale, I've personally given up on trying to figure out about Nikon sales, rebates, etc. My crystal ball is just not that good.

I can help you concerning your used questions. First, if the camera only has a Nikon warranty, the normal Nikon warranty is only 1 year, and more germane for you, Nikon warranties are not transferable.

This is a quote from the Nikon digital camera warranty, "This warranty extends to the original consumer purchaser only and is not assignable or transferable."

Therefore, I wouldn't worry about any used camera with regard to warranty. What you need to do is make sure you purchase it from a reputable place. The camera should be in great working order without a ton of use, so it still has life in it. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase used cameras from KEH (keh.com), B&H (bhphotovideo.com), or Adorama (adorama.com).

Good luck and welcome to Nikonians.

Ned
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Hexad Tom Registered since 19th Oct 2012Sat 20-Oct-12 12:07 AM
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#2. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Thanks, Ned.

  

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter MemberSat 20-Oct-12 12:12 AM
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#3. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Philadelphia, US
          

It's my pleasure. Once your daughter has her camera, have her join Nikonians. There's a wealth of information here and plenty of people ready to answer the questions of a new young photographer just spreading her wings.

Ned
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Hexad Tom Registered since 19th Oct 2012Sat 20-Oct-12 01:20 AM
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#4. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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I see that B&H has a refurbished kit (with 18-105 lens) including a 3yr Sagemax warranty. Since refurbished cameras are normally only covered for 90 days by B&H, would this 3rd party warranty be a good idea?

  

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter MemberSat 20-Oct-12 01:26 AM
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#5. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Philadelphia, US
          

Sagemax warranties are excellent and B&H makes sure they stand behind them. B&H is my main supplier of photographic equipment. I hold them in the highest regard. If you post a link to the kit, I will take a look at it and the specific warranty with regard to coverage.

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Hexad Tom Registered since 19th Oct 2012Sat 20-Oct-12 02:53 AM
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#6. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Here's the URL; I'm not sure how to post a link.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/822226-REF/Nikon_Refurbished_D7000_DSLR_Camera.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

  

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter MemberSat 20-Oct-12 04:23 AM
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#7. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Philadelphia, US
          

The warranty looks good to me.

Ned
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Hexad Tom Registered since 19th Oct 2012Sat 20-Oct-12 01:38 PM
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#8. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Thanks again, you've been a great help.

One more question; will the prices of refurbished cameras go up when the $200 discount goes away or will they stay basically where they are?

  

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter MemberSun 21-Oct-12 04:52 AM
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#9. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Philadelphia, US
          

You're welcome. It's possible. It's all supply and demand.

Good luck.

Ned
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mfphoto1 Registered since 29th Oct 2005Sun 21-Oct-12 06:28 PM
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#10. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Just a heads up. B & H has this same kit new for 8 bucks more, and free shipping until OCT 27th.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/735300-REG/Nikon_25474_D7000_DSLR_Camera_Kit.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter MemberMon 22-Oct-12 12:30 AM
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#11. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Philadelphia, US
          

A big thumbs up for your find Monica. Nice job! Thanks for checking for it.

That's a much better deal than the used one, in my opinion.

Ned
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Hexad Tom Registered since 19th Oct 2012Fri 26-Oct-12 11:31 PM
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#13. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Hi again,
I looked at the new kit, which was a good deal, but I decided to go with the refurbished kit because it has a 3 yr warranty (vs. 1 yr on a new one), and also comes with a case and a 16gb Transcend memory card.

I also got her Darrell Young's book 'Mastering the Nikon D7000', a SanDisk 32gb class 10, 45mb/s memory card, extra batteries, and the Blue Crane inBrief laminated reference card; everything she needs to learn how to use the camera and take all the pictures she wants.

  

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter MemberFri 26-Oct-12 11:55 PM
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#14. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Philadelphia, US
          

I wish her the best of luck with the new equipment. I look forward to her questions here, over time.

Ned
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Hexad Tom Registered since 19th Oct 2012Mon 22-Oct-12 05:02 PM
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#12. "RE: Hello from Tennessee"
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Thank you very much, that looks like a good deal!

  

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