Which used body with $1000

luisfelipetrigoluisfelipetrigo Posts: 5Member
edited November 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Hello all:
My 5 year old D2Xs had a bad fall and is damaged beyond repair.
At this time I only have $1000. Which is my best option,
A) used D2Xs body for $880
B) used D7100 body for $950
c) new D7000 body for $950

I appreciate your comments

Luis Trigo
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  • tmantman Posts: 27Member
    I thought somewhere on Nikon Rumors they were saying D7000 with a zoom lens was going to be $800.

    I own D7000 and am pretty happy it from a value and performance standpoint.
    I know people who aren't happy with the layout vs. D300 though.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,006Member
    $950 is a lot for a D7000. Then again it depends on what country you are in.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,093Member
    edited November 2013
    Hmm, I bought my D7000 new for $976 with tax in January from B and H. But then again, I also got a free Lowepro bag and 16 gig Sandisk memory card.

    Now it should be a bit less than that.

    I don't think you'd want a D2x, it's fairly old stuff. Besides the frame rate, I think you'd be fine with a D7100.
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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,006Member
    Yup. From what I've seen the D7000 is about $795 before rebates these days. $$650-$599 for used.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • realizedrealized Posts: 8Member
    edited November 2013
    black friday bestbuy (online i think) has the d7000 w/ 18-140mm VR KIT for $800. (and then sell the lens on craigslist)

    or you can get a refurb body only for $600

    http://www.cameta.com/Nikon-D7000-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-Factory-Refurbished-57819.cfm
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  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    D7100 is your best bet. What lenses do you currently own?
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,199Member
    Add to your list a used D600 body if you can get one for $1,000. Otherwise, I would recommend the D7100.
  • D7100 is your best bet. What lenses do you currently own?
    I have the 17-85mm 1:2.8, the 80-400mm and a LensBaby.


  • or you can get a refurb body only for $600


    Is refurbished better than "used" in good condition?
  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    I would wait for a month and get a D700 when that price drops with the D610 (and D600s going for $1,200 now).

    or you can get a refurb body only for $600
    Is refurbished better than "used" in good condition?
    If it is Nikon Refurbished, yes, much better.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,605Member
    I would go with a new D7100 and sell your broken D2Xs on eBay. It's a great DX body. If you really want a FF body, I agree with TTj's ... D700.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited November 2013
    If you have the DX lens (17-85/2.8?) then stick with the D7000, D7100. I suspect both will outperform the D2Xs. A refurb from Nikon is basically like a new body as I understand it. And, a refurbished D7100 from B & H is less than $1000 for example:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/995421-REF/nikon_1513b_d7100_dslr_camera_body.html

    Others most likely have refurbs as well, Adorama, Amazon, to name a few.
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,089Moderator
    Nikon make a 17-85 f2.8? @-)
    Always learning.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    @spraynpray

    My question as well….I could not find it in the archives. Only a 17-55mm f/2.8…. :bz
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  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,093Member
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • Nikon make a 17-85 f2.8? @-)
    My mistake.... 17-55mm 2,8
  • tmantman Posts: 27Member
    If you already have good glass, you can sell the lens with the Best Buy D7000 deal and reduce your cost or keep it as a backup lens/1 lens solution for when you are traveling light.
  • kyoshinikonkyoshinikon Posts: 410Member
    I still recommend ebay. You can get a D7k on there for $650ish to $700 often
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  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,199Member
    First decide if you want to stay DX or if you would like to go FX. You will find with a current generation FX body, such as the D600 or D610 you will not need to have an f2.8 lens anymore because you can now shoot "clean" at 3 or 4 times higher ISO than you are used to doing. You currently have one DX lens and one FX lens. An FX body will allow you to use your DX lens shooting in DX mode and your FX lens in FX mode. A DX body allows you to use both lenses in DX mode only. You are unable to use your FX lens in FX mode. You might want to consider adding a 50mm 1.8 G lens for a few hundred dollars to allow you to shoot in full FX mode at less than 80mm.

    Second, if you decide to stay DX the best DX body you can buy now is the D7100 so aim for that. If you decide to go FX the least expensive FX bodies you can by now are the D700, D600 and the D610 so consider those. The D700 is one generation old and a new D610 is about double your budget so I would look for a good deal on a D600.

    I know you started with limiting the expenditure to $1,000 but when you look at the options available to you you just may see the value in spending a few hundred dollars more.

  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,089Moderator
    "so I would look for a good deal on a D600."

    [-X Tut-tut Donald, you shouldn't recommend a D600 with issuing a health warning about the spotty sensor.. :P
    Always learning.
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,199Member
    In my original recommendation of a D600 for $1,000 I also noted that you should plan on learning how to clean your sensor yourself. Sure some have a terrible dust issue but there are plenty that do not and even those that do seem to return to normal after 10,000 clicks. The dust issue is being overblown on the internet such that it makes people think 100% of the bodies are useless for their entire life expectancy. Not true. I do agree the dust issue should be pointed out to anyone buying a new or used D600.
  • Thanks a lot for all the comments.
    Very useful.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited November 2013
    A D600…….for $1000, now we are getting somewhere. I might even get one and just run off 15,000 clicks to get to a point where I do not have to clean the sensor very often.

    But, a D7100 would be a lot less trouble. And, in the final analysis, I would think the difference between a D7100 and D600 could not be seen in most cases.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,605Member
    A D600…….for $1000, now we are getting somewhere. I might even get one and just run off 15,000 clicks to get to a point where I do not have to clean the sensor very often.

    But, a D7100 would be a lot less trouble. And, in the final analysis, I would think the difference between a D7100 and D600 could not be seen in most cases.
    Totally agree with Msmoto...the D7100. Really don't think you will see a difference between the D7100 and D600.

    Also agree with donaldejose...nicely written on DX or FF.

    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,089Moderator
    @donaldejose:

    Trust me, I would be all over a D600 if I could be sure it wouldn't soils itself/would stop soiling itself at 10K clicks/would be fixed by Nikon. It is a great camera barring the shutter problem. As it is, I don't need the hassle of retouching hundreds of shots after a macro or close-up shoot. I hear they can show at F8, so that would include landscape and some wedding shots in there.

    Anyway, this is off-topic (kinda).
    Always learning.
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