I can get my hands on a used D4 that was bought the beginning of 2013, dont know the exact shutter count but it should be pretty low since the owner was only a part time wedding photographer. ... I would guess less than 8000.
She wants me to make her an offer for the D4 ... How much would you spend on a used d4? ($5999 new)
Can you ask how many clicks on the camera? I do agree that if it has less than around 20,000 clicks in excellent condition that it is worth around $4,800. I also look at keh for an idea of prices. By the way keh does have a d4 in excellent condition in their inventory. You might check that out, keh is top of the line for used equipment, their rating system is very strict. I have been doing business with them for years.
I did make her an offer of $4800, she said she will sleep on it and let me know, she will also let me know the shutter count by tomorrow
I wont be able to see the camera before I buy it cause she lives about 9 hours from me... I am always worried when buying expensive electronics like this ... but a saving of almost $2000 is hopefully worth it even if something is wrong and I need to send to nikon ... or maybe its not ?? So stressful
Perhaps you should have her send you a straight out of camera image (no processing!) and check camera clicks your self. With less than a year, the warantee is still valid for her but won't transfer to you. So have her send it in to Nikon repair for any reason and they will go over all the functionality before returning it and you'll want to see the repair report. I hope this helps. I love my D4 (purchased new). Jim
Personally....If I found a D4 with that low a count, I'd grab it (as long as I knew who it was coming from). 12,000 clicks on a D3/D3s/ or D4 is basically a NEW camera if it was treated right during the time.
12,000 is very low and likely not the level of closings from a professional use. Again, if you have nay doubts, ask the current owner to request a warrranty check out before consumating the deal since the warranty will not apply to you. Jim
I agree that 1,200 clicks for the d4 is still hardly broken in. It is not a heavily used d4 for its age. Have her send you an image of the camera to view the external condition. Sounds like to me that if it were me I would jump on it. Good luck.
I do not know the seller personally but I have chatted with her a lot over the last 6 months on another photography forum. She is mainly a baby and family photographer but bought the D4 cause she wanted do get into wedding photography, she only shot 4 weddings with the D4 before she decided weddings are not for her so now she wants to get a Df for baby and family photos.
I dont want to make her send it to Nikon for a check since it will cost her about $150 in shipping.
I guess I can pay her the extra 150 and have her send it but I really dont think the D4 would have any issues being bought only in May.
She did accept my offer, so I will go forward with the sale this week
I love my D3s, the ONLY issue I have with the D3s is that its not great at focusing in low light .. so thats why i decided to get the D4 cause its as good as the D800 when it comes to focusing in low light.
I went ahead with the sale... I should have it by next week friday. I sure hope I made the right decision. I already own a D3s and I know I am not gaining much over the D3s with the D4. My main reason for wanting the D4 over another D3s is that the D4 is better at focusing in low light.
The D4 will be replacing my D800 which i am not a fan off for wedding photography.
I do know what the D800 is extremely similar to the D4 at half the price but the massive 70mb files drives me nuts
I also find that the buffer gets filled way too quick.