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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:07 pm 
hi every body mi name is Glenn and i am at the point of buying a digital SLR, but now i saw a very nice offer for a occasion D70s with four lenses, a flasher and a battery grip. but i don't know if its worth the money... so here is a list of specs. and i'd like to hear from you why i should or shouldn't buy it:

Nikon D70s camerabody, in very good state
Nikkor 24mm wide angle lens, also in good state
Nikkor 35-70mm lens, good state exept for little use marks
Nikkor 70-200mm lens, in good state but also use marks
Nikkor 80-400mm lens in even better state than the other lenses
Nikon Speedlight SB-600(?), looks brand new
Nikon baterygrip, also in good state but with use marks

all of the lenses have compatible autofocus and are equipped with image stabyliser they also have caps included.

now here is the question:
Would you pay €3000 for that set?

please let me know why or why not...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:28 pm 
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Hoi Glenn, and welcome to the CameraLabs forum!

I think otherwise! Consider this (all new equipment):
- Nikon D80 800€
- Nikon 18-200 VR 650EUR
- Nikon 80-400 VR 1400EUR
- Nikon SB-600 250EUR
All in all that's 3100 EUR
for brand-new gear including the world-best superzoom :wink:
I wouldn't go for the used gear!

B.t.w.: There is no IS (or VR as Nikon likes to call it) in the 24mm or the 35-70mm!


P.S.: The Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm 2.8G IF-ED is certainly a very good lens in it's own and costs alone around 1800 EUR new.

Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:39 pm 
The Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm 2.8G IF-ED is certainly a very good lens in it's own and costs alone around 1800 EUR new

Nice choice!!! Along with with that all that other equipment is better than the equipment you are about to buy (my opinon) but also all the gear that
tombomba2 recommends is better (The D80 has better resoultion and better build). But I would go for the D80 w/ 18-200mm VR and the 70-200mm VR with a SB-600. Why? because the 70-200mm has a constant aperture of f/2.8 (unlike the 80-400 w/ 4.5-5.6) then agian this is all my opinon, buy what you like it's your money!

P.S. If you go of this option it will be around 3500 EUR (to me that is worth every penny)

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