Could anyone relate their experience with Nikon and "reconditioned" products?
Adorma's site seems to have good prices on the D7100, D3200, D600, etc.
I purchased a reconditioned MacBook Pro from Apple, and have been happy with the purchase, but I didn't know if Nikon was as meticulous in freshening their products, before sending them back to the world...
I've been thinking of upgrading to a D7100 for my main body, from a D200. I usually buy photo gear used, so reconditioned would be a step up for me.
"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
I have purchased 2 lenses (50mm 1.8D and 70-300 VR) and one camera body (D7K). So far they are performing great Some claim recondition might be better as at least any initial kinks have been fixed...then again..they only give you a 90 day warranty. I did buy a Mack Warranty on the D7K for $40. Was it a waste of $ - who knows.
Now KEH sells used/reconditioned with a 1 year warranty. So if you can pick up a LN- or EX+ with low clicks that is another route.
Time will tell, but so far I am feeling like this is the best $850 I have ever spent for photo equipment. This camera is incredible and exceeds my expectations. According to MyShutterCount.com, the camera arrived with approx 500 shutter actuations logged, and I have since put on an additional 300+, but it has performed marvelously. I wonder what the original problem, if any, was that prompted the original buyer to return the unit.
From this past weekend:
Autumn in CT:
Focus is lighting fast, resolution is crisp and clear, and the monitor is the best I have ever seen on any camera at any price! I couldn't be a happier man.
I am actually in Ellington, CT now, and I take a lot of sports pictures from our town basketball and Lacrosse league. My youngest daughter plays on those teams. You can get a samnpling of my work on my website in the "Emma" category, "School and Sports" subcategory. Anyhow, I love your sports photos! My head is flooded with fresh ideas from studying your excellent work.
High school sports is much tougher to capture than the youngsters I photograph. I once tried to shoot a highschool girls basketball game and it was all I could do to hang on for dear life! The pace was much faster than anything I was accustomed to. So I very much appreciate the quality of your work as I find it almost impossible to get a decent shot off in such circumstances, let alone the kind of compositions you present.