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dfaughtcvt Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2012Wed 31-Oct-12 09:54 PM
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"Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"


Chicago, US
          

Hi there,

I just joined the forum recently. I'm a hobbyist photographer and started out by purchasing the Nikon D90 about 4 years ago. I have really loved the quality of pictures that it has given me, and I've learned a lot along the way. The questions I have for anyone who is willing to answer is:

1) I'm considering selling my Nikon D90 and upgrading to the D7000. I did some research and saw that most people are selling their D90 body for about $500 (US). I went to www.myshuttercount.com and it told me that I have 11,434 actuations on my camera. According to other research I did, it said that the D90 has a shutter life expectancy of about 100,000. I have babied this camera since I first purchased it. Would it be reasonable to list my camera for $500?

2) What is your opinion of the D7000? I have purchased quite a few lenses (about 4-5) for my D90, and from what I have read, they should be usable on the D7000 right?

Thank you for reading this and I look forward to any input you can provide.

Deb

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 31-Oct-12 10:41 PM
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#1. "RE: Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"
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Hi Debbie,

Again, Welcome to Nikonians!
KEH has used D90's priced between:
LN- $484.00
EX+. $449.00
EX. $415.00

Their prices are considered the top of the market.
They rate the used gear that they sell very conservatively and provide a 6 month warranty so they stand behind what they sell.
If you have the box and all of the accessories you can ask about the same or maybe a little more and be ready to take a little less.
If you don't discounting the KEH price by about 10% or so you would be more likely to sell it.

Yes!
Any lens that works on the D90 will also work on the D7000.
The D7000 is fully compatible with All Nikon F mount AF lenses with the exception of the 80mm f/2.8 and the 200mm f/3.5 made for the F3AF.
It will also support metering with Manual Focus AI, AI modified, and AIS type lenses.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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dfaughtcvt Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2012Wed 31-Oct-12 10:44 PM
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#2. "RE: Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"
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Thank you for your help, Marty! I still have the box and everything for my D90. And I am being conservative in saying the condition that my camera is in. I have extra batteries for it too. I think I'll probably ask $500 (a little high I know) and be willing to go as low as $450. Do you think it would be ok to put it up for sale here on the forum?

Deb

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 31-Oct-12 10:58 PM
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#4. "RE: Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"
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Hi Debbie,

List it in the I want to Sell forum.
Provide a full discription, maybe a few photos of the kit and your asking price.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004Wed 31-Oct-12 10:57 PM
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#3. "RE: Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"
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Hi Deb,

Your body seems lightly used and is likely in excellent condition. However, I think you might find looking at the values at www.keh.com a good guideline. KEH lists one camera for $484 that they have in LN- condition. That means just like new but without the box. It also means that someone is selling a camera for that money with a guarantee and 10-day return policy.

My personal guide line is to look at the KEH values and discount accordingly since I can't offer a warranty or as a buyer would be responsible for basic/routine repair charges.

Hope that helps.

Best Regards,

Roger
It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?

  

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dfaughtcvt Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2012Wed 31-Oct-12 10:59 PM
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#5. "RE: Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"
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Chicago, US
          

Ah.... good point, Roger. Since I'm not offering any type of warranty, I should offer the camera at $450-ish and possibly go no lower than $425?

Thanks!
Deb

Deb

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phlash46 Registered since 01st Feb 2008Mon 05-Nov-12 06:28 PM
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#6. "RE: Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"
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That's about right.

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micolhart Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2012Tue 06-Nov-12 11:54 AM
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#7. "RE: Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"
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Gilford, US
          

I also have a D90. On occasion have thought of up grading. How would you make out $$ wise if you went to BH Photo and traded up ???

Thanks

SEMPER FI
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dfaughtcvt Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2012Tue 06-Nov-12 07:30 PM
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#8. "RE: Hi from Illinois -- newbie with questions please!"
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Chicago, US
          

I'm contacting Adorama to see what they would give me for the D90, and then possibly buy the D7000 from them. B&H Photo would be another option.

Deb

Deb

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