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Will we see a sub $1000 D700 anytime soon?

NikonMark37814

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NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010
Sun 23-Sep-12 10:31 PM

I've been a D700 user for 3+ years ordering my camera when it was first announced. I'd like to get a 2nd FX body but can no longer afford $2000+ camera bodies due to age loss of income and semi retirement. Do you think we'll see a big, big drop in used prices anytime soon with the release of the D600?

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TomCurious

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#1. "RE: Will we see a sub $1000 D700 anytime soon?" | In response to Reply # 0

TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007
Mon 24-Sep-12 12:53 AM

Of course nobody will know for sure but I very much doubt that there will be a "big" price drop. The D700 will more likely fluctuate down over the years. It is still an excellent camera that photographers would have given an arm and a leg for a few years ago. Also, neither the D600 nor the D800 are 1:1 replacements of the D700, they are different model lines. The D700 is built like a tank and has better ergonomics than the D600, and it also has faster fps than the D800, especially with a grip. So I'm sure there will still be quite a bit of demand for the D700 and no supply other than on the used market. This should help with the value of the D700. Mine is certainly going nowhere.

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DerekTV85

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#2. "RE: Will we see a sub $1000 D700 anytime soon?" | In response to Reply # 1

DerekTV85 Registered since 12th Feb 2012
Thu 27-Sep-12 01:51 AM

I saw a D700 for $1100 on the local classifieds about two months ago. I wish i could have picked it up. That's the lowest i have seen. Most used are still $1700 or so. If i see one close to $1K it would be hard not to get it.

ZoneV

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#3. "RE: Will we see a sub $1000 D700 anytime soon?" | In response to Reply # 0

ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2005
Mon 01-Oct-12 04:34 PM

Not going to happen in 2012, and might not happen in 2013 either...the current going rate for a D700 is around $1800. The D600 is coming in at $2100. Used D600 bodies will likely go for $1900. This should push the D700 down to $1500 in the near future (within one year).

Eventually, it will hit $1000 though. But it probably won't be until at least mid 2014.

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HobokenJoe

Teaneck, US
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HobokenJoe Registered since 20th Jun 2012
Mon 22-Oct-12 05:00 PM

Not for a long time to come.

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Bearsmom2

Florence, US
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Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Wed 31-Oct-12 05:24 PM

I was window shopping on Amazon the other day. D700 new $2800, reconditioned $2300, used $1400. I guess not they seem to be going up.

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TonyJ

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#6. "RE: Will we see a sub $1000 D700 anytime soon?" | In response to Reply # 0

TonyJ Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Sep 2004
Sun 04-Nov-12 02:47 PM

I saw one on Craigs with some scuffing that was 1250. Didn't last a day. Most are asking 1700, which means 1600 or so... They'll get there, but who knows how soon?

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Fogtripper

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#7. "RE: Will we see a sub $1000 D700 anytime soon?" | In response to Reply # 0

Fogtripper Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jul 2004
Tue 06-Nov-12 01:17 AM

Even the Nikon store refurbs are near $2k:
http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/en_US/pd/productID.213426900?resid=TklePAoBAlUAADCoBHQAAAA0&rests=1316446021831

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