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A question of utility.


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robsb

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Sat 04-Dec-10 02:28 AM

Before I got my D700 almost 2 years ago, I had a D200 and all the old MF lenses from my F3HP before it. I only bought one DX lens and the rest of the lenses I purchased were FX lenses, so when I decided to buy a D700, I was essentially set and didn't have to go through the agony of getting rid of a bunch of DX lenses. I kept my D200 and 12-24 DX lens thinking I would use them and at least have a ready backup. Well after two years of not using them I put the D200 and the 12-24 up for sale on the Nikonians forum and figuring in the mint condition my stuff was in I tried to price them fairly, considering the cost of shipping and PayPal fees I was absorbing. Well I sold the 12-24 within a week, but my very low actuation (8193 clicks) Mint D200 with all accessories and original box is still for sale at $610. So here is my dilemma, assuming that I won't get my asking price, no matter how fair I think it is, how low do I go before I just say heck this camera is worth more to me as a backup or for use shooting wildlife than the price I can get for it, realizing that my history so far is that I always reach for the D700 and not the D200? This may not be the best place for this post, but since we all are D700 owners and most have moved from a DX camera and either kept the old one or sold it, I figured I would get the best answers here. From a financial standpoint, keeping the camera would not be a hardship, although I had decided to sell the stuff to finance a new 24-120 lens, but it is a matter of utility and what would the market bear. What would you do?

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