Was I snookered? Purchased a very used D700.

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
T O Shooter
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Maybe on the new shutter part
In reply to Al Giordano, 11 months ago

Al Giordano wrote:

I just purchased a used D700 from a Reuters photographer. I got the D700, 5 batteries, and a MB-10 Grip for $700. The camera had tape all over it and the grips were kind of nasty, but the sensor looked great and it took great photos. The shutter sounded snappy.

Before I even met up with the chap who was selling the camera, he told me NPS had replaced the shutter a short time ago during an event he attended.

However, two days later I check the shutter count and it showed 242,000 shots on the shutter. I thought NPS always resets the shutter count to ZERO when they replace a shutter. Is this true?

Was I snookered? I admit, I got the camera for a great price.

I don't think Nikon would replace a shutter at "an event" but if you can get ahold of the seller ask him for proof of shutter replacement.  If not, don't worry about it. $700 is not the end of the world, and if it works as it should, shutter count is irrelevant. Come to think of it though, grips typically get replaced when a shutter is replaced, if I remember reading correctly.

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