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D2x repair estimate - time to let go?

D2xer

Oakland, US
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D2xer Registered since 31st Oct 2012
Wed 17-Jul-13 08:03 AM | edited Wed 17-Jul-13 08:08 AM by D2xer

I am feeling the sting of reality - I just received the repair estimate from Nikon for my D2x: $544.00 <ouch!>

Not sure what I'll do yet. I've thought both ways on it, and at one stage today almost just bit the bullet and went for it. The thought of having a newly overhauled and calibrated D2x is attractive, and for that the price doesn't seem bad.
But as much as I love it, I have to admit the camera is old now, and the next thing that goes wrong is not likely to be covered under the 6 month repair warranty.

As I shoot 'birds and stuff' the solution may seem obvious, especially to someone who's never owned a D2x: Get a used D300/300s, or new D7100, right?
Nope, I recently went through the 'upgrade' mania, researched all the 'semi-pro' DX offerings, and instead ended up with a D700 - a great camera, but which unfortunately doesn't nullify the need for a DX body.

I'll need another 'serious' DX body soon, for birds etc. If only there was a true successor to the D2x 8>)

So, just thinking out loud here...

Any feedback (that does not mention 'D400') is welcome 8>)

cheers
D2xer

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