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 Post subject: 3years old DSLR...?
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 2:32 am 
I have recently decided to purchase NIKON D90 with 18-105 VR lens (kit). Reviews already confused me. Depending on my capability to money, I decided so. But, one think that only in my mind, should I opt for about 3 years old DSLR ? Fiends ...... advise please.


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The D90 was, in many opinions, the best mid-range DSLR when it was released. It still is an excellent camera and the latest models aren't so different.

If money is tight then it really is a no-brainer.

One thing you should check with a used DSLR are the number of shutter cycles, then you can guess how much use it has had. Maybe a D90 user can advise you on this.

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I still shoot with my D90 (3 years old) and D2H (8 years old). Great cameras.

To check the shutter count, have the seller take a picture (jpeg), and send it to you. If you open it up with Opanda exif viewer (free), you should be able to see the total amount of shutter releases.

The D90 is rated to at least withstand 100.000 shutter releases

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My D200 is 5 years old and is my primary body and I'm totally fine with that. The only thing that bothers me is the ISO quality - but that only bothers me in 1 of every 300 shots I take. having said that, the d90 as much better image quality than the d200, so you'd be less bothered then me :).

But seriously, if the camera is in good working order, I would have no reservations on buying it.


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I'm still using a D90 and it's great - it has a few limitations but is an excellent body.

And now I've gone and bought an older camera - a D700. That's not too bad either!!! :wink:


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