Was I snookered? Purchased a very used D700.

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Al Giordano
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Re: Was I snookered? Purchased a very used D700.
In reply to benjaminblack, 8 months ago

benjaminblack wrote:

Joesiv wrote:

Does it still work? At 700, it's a bargain.

The thing with shutters is, you never know how long they'll last. Even if it was replaced, it could die on you in 100k shutters, and even if it wasn't, it could last you that long, you never know.

If you're really concerned, I'd buy it off you for $750

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I'm in total agreement with this guy. 5 batteries and a grip? Even if the shutter hadn't been replaced the price seems fair. You got a workhorse D700 that's in rough shape, but works fine. $700 seems fair. Hey maybe the guy did lie to you. But I bet you'll get two years out of the D700 no problem even with that many actuations. I say 2 years because I take 100,000 shots per year, ha! I mean, how much do you shoot? I say 2 years because I take 100,000 shots per year, ha!

Yes...I agree with you. That is why I jumped at the deal. I figured I'd get a few years out of the camera. I may shoot 100k per year, but split among a couple of cameras.

I found this site which I thought was pretty interesting in tracking the number of clicks vs the life of the shutter.


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