Nikon D2X - 90% off

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Nikon D2X - 90% off
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... effectively from a UK dealer , see, http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Nikon-2dx-Body_83807.html. There you go a £3k camera for £300.00 described as good condition with 6 months warranty. Now if only the D3X was the same!!!

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If one is OK with a camera that is a bit older there are some wonderful deals to be had. For me that is how I buy my cameras. 

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Cool!  I am still using a D200 which is a similar generation camera... the specs are almost identical.

I did not upgrade to the D300 when it came out as I did not feel there was enough of a difference for me to bite.  The one weakness to the D200 is the noise at high ISO.  Al long as you can live with using in under good lighting conditions, you will be very happy with it.

For daylight action I will grab the D200 over my D700 or X-E1.

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I don't know how well d2x prices hold up in the UK or EU, but they are still fairly good in the US, with the d2x going for about $600 and the d2xs at $750 at KEH in EX+ condition.

I've often wondered why the folks that love the output of the d200, aren't snapping up the d2x bodies. I've read so many anecdotal remarks about how great the low ISO files are from the d2x, especially for colors. At these prices, I've seriously considered picking one up a d2xs for myself, just to experience the camera. But, I always seem to have a need for the money elsewhere.

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philm5d wrote:

... effectively from a UK dealer , see, http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Nikon-2dx-Body_83807.html. There you go a £3k camera for £300.00 described as good condition with 6 months warranty. Now if only the D3X was the same!!!

Truly, the D2X has crossed my mind. As you say, a pro body for a low price. If one is shooting in daylight or strobe mostly it can surely be a great value.

On the D3X prices, you may not have to wait long...the D3 used in excellent condition are now down around 2,000, and if Nikon bring a 24 or 36MP D4 out in a year or so, all of the FF prices will come down even more... not only D3/s but D3X as well.

Great for us who buy used. My D300 cost 619 one third of what it cost new and works like a dream, never once in taking photos do I think of buffer, metering , etc...

That is actually the one thing that swung me to buy Canon or Nikon when I started two years ago, that if one acquires lenses for either of them, no matter if you have much spare cash, a good / excellent used body is always available and in a pinch one can buy one, and basically all are more versatile than 35mm film ever was.

Great stuff.

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Kerry Pierce wrote:

I don't know how well d2x prices hold up in the UK or EU, but they are still fairly good in the US, with the d2x going for about $600 and the d2xs at $750 at KEH in EX+ condition.

I've often wondered why the folks that love the output of the d200, aren't snapping up the d2x bodies. I've read so many anecdotal remarks about how great the low ISO files are from the d2x, especially for colors. At these prices, I've seriously considered picking one up a d2xs for myself, just to experience the camera.

Yes, crossed my mind too, for the very same reason...

But, I always seem to have a need for the money elsewhere.

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The D2x used a CMOS sensor while the D200 used a CCD sensor. But they did have a similar look in terms of colour and very little headroom in the highlight department.

yray wrote:

Kerry Pierce wrote:

I don't know how well d2x prices hold up in the UK or EU, but they are still fairly good in the US, with the d2x going for about $600 and the d2xs at $750 at KEH in EX+ condition.

I've often wondered why the folks that love the output of the d200, aren't snapping up the d2x bodies. I've read so many anecdotal remarks about how great the low ISO files are from the d2x, especially for colors. At these prices, I've seriously considered picking one up a d2xs for myself, just to experience the camera.

Yes, crossed my mind too, for the very same reason...

But, I always seem to have a need for the money elsewhere.

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Canadianguy wrote:

The D2x used a CMOS sensor while the D200 used a CCD sensor. But they did have a similar look in terms of colour and very little headroom in the highlight department.

yray wrote:

Kerry Pierce wrote:

I don't know how well d2x prices hold up in the UK or EU, but they are still fairly good in the US, with the d2x going for about $600 and the d2xs at $750 at KEH in EX+ condition.

I've often wondered why the folks that love the output of the d200, aren't snapping up the d2x bodies. I've read so many anecdotal remarks about how great the low ISO files are from the d2x, especially for colors. At these prices, I've seriously considered picking one up a d2xs for myself, just to experience the camera.

Yes, crossed my mind too, for the very same reason...

But, I always seem to have a need for the money elsewhere.

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For the kind of applications I can envision for this camera, its large form factor doesn't sit well with me. That might be the main reason I chose not to get one.

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yray wrote:

Canadianguy wrote:

The D2x used a CMOS sensor while the D200 used a CCD sensor. But they did have a similar look in terms of colour and very little headroom in the highlight department.

yray wrote:

Kerry Pierce wrote:

I don't know how well d2x prices hold up in the UK or EU, but they are still fairly good in the US, with the d2x going for about $600 and the d2xs at $750 at KEH in EX+ condition.

I've often wondered why the folks that love the output of the d200, aren't snapping up the d2x bodies. I've read so many anecdotal remarks about how great the low ISO files are from the d2x, especially for colors. At these prices, I've seriously considered picking one up a d2xs for myself, just to experience the camera.

Yes, crossed my mind too, for the very same reason...

But, I always seem to have a need for the money elsewhere.

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For the kind of applications I can envision for this camera, its large form factor doesn't sit well with me. That might be the main reason I chose not to get one.

I love my D2x for the beautiful low ISO tones and image depth, but I don't miss it so much now that I've downloaded and use D2x Picture Controls in my D300 and D700. With the latter's smaller form factor (I carry two bodies easier when necessary) I have even less reason to miss the D2x, though at times I still do. IMO it is one of Nikon's truly great cameras.

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Hallo, I bought another one in Italy, 40,000 exposures, perfect cosmetic conditions, fully working, boxed, 460 euros....and I'm really enjoing it. Good bargain.

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Kerry Pierce wrote:

I don't know how well d2x prices hold up in the UK or EU, but they are still fairly good in the US, with the d2x going for about $600 and the d2xs at $750 at KEH in EX+ condition.

I've often wondered why the folks that love the output of the d200, aren't snapping up the d2x bodies. I've read so many anecdotal remarks about how great the low ISO files are from the d2x, especially for colors. At these prices, I've seriously considered picking one up a d2xs for myself, just to experience the camera. But, I always seem to have a need for the money elsewhere.

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I bought a D2x in 2006?, a long time ago and have used the heck out of it, it does look a bit worse for wear but it still is a great camera if you can stay below 400 ISO. I have been waiting for the D400 and bought a X100 in 2011? for it's available light capabilities and the combination has worked quite well. I recently succumb to the D7100 Amazon sale and I have to say I am really pleased with its available light performance.

So my D2x is now permanently attached to my tripod in the studio and the D7100/X100 are taking over all the outside work. The images that I have been getting out of the D7100/X100 have convinced me that I have no need to "upgrade" to an FX body and lenses.

Once Nikon gets off it's butt and releases the D400/D7200/D9000 or whatever they call a full pro body DX camera I will have my ultimate set up.

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The D3, D300, D700 or D3X with the D2X picture controls is as good as it gets if you like Nikon's older colour palette. The DR of the D2X is just too thin. I'm now weaning myself off of D2X mode III for wildlife as I'm using the D7100 as my primary body and using my D300s as backup for consistency in the look and will give the D300 to my daughter. But I will always miss the colour.

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Mr Gadget wrote:

Kerry Pierce wrote:

I don't know how well d2x prices hold up in the UK or EU, but they are still fairly good in the US, with the d2x going for about $600 and the d2xs at $750 at KEH in EX+ condition.

I've often wondered why the folks that love the output of the d200, aren't snapping up the d2x bodies. I've read so many anecdotal remarks about how great the low ISO files are from the d2x, especially for colors. At these prices, I've seriously considered picking one up a d2xs for myself, just to experience the camera. But, I always seem to have a need for the money elsewhere.

I bought a D2x in 2006?, a long time ago and have used the heck out of it, it does look a bit worse for wear but it still is a great camera if you can stay below 400 ISO.

Hi Conrad,

Thanks for the affirmation on its low ISO performance. Although the d2x is officially linked into the FX forum, I don't think that it would be inappropriate for you to discuss it or upload photos here. Sadly, I don't think there are many that are still using it.

I have been waiting for the D400 and bought a X100 in 2011? for it's available light capabilities and the combination has worked quite well. I recently succumb to the D7100 Amazon sale and I have to say I am really pleased with its available light performance.

So my D2x is now permanently attached to my tripod in the studio and the D7100/X100 are taking over all the outside work. The images that I have been getting out of the D7100/X100 have convinced me that I have no need to "upgrade" to an FX body and lenses.

Once Nikon gets off it's butt and releases the D400/D7200/D9000 or whatever they call a full pro body DX camera I will have my ultimate set up.

I hear ya. That Amazon d7100 special sale was an incredible price and I agree, it does very nicely at higher ISOs. As for the d400, you'll be one of many that will be happy when it finally hits the streets.

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Kerry Pierce wrote:

Mr Gadget wrote:

Kerry Pierce wrote:

I don't know how well d2x prices hold up in the UK or EU, but they are still fairly good in the US, with the d2x going for about $600 and the d2xs at $750 at KEH in EX+ condition.

I've often wondered why the folks that love the output of the d200, aren't snapping up the d2x bodies. I've read so many anecdotal remarks about how great the low ISO files are from the d2x, especially for colors. At these prices, I've seriously considered picking one up a d2xs for myself, just to experience the camera. But, I always seem to have a need for the money elsewhere.

I bought a D2x in 2006?, a long time ago and have used the heck out of it, it does look a bit worse for wear but it still is a great camera if you can stay below 400 ISO.

Hi Conrad,

Thanks for the affirmation on its low ISO performance. Although the d2x is officially linked into the FX forum, I don't think that it would be inappropriate for you to discuss it or upload photos here. Sadly, I don't think there are many that are still using it.

I have been waiting for the D400 and bought a X100 in 2011? for it's available light capabilities and the combination has worked quite well. I recently succumb to the D7100 Amazon sale and I have to say I am really pleased with its available light performance.

So my D2x is now permanently attached to my tripod in the studio and the D7100/X100 are taking over all the outside work. The images that I have been getting out of the D7100/X100 have convinced me that I have no need to "upgrade" to an FX body and lenses.

Once Nikon gets off it's butt and releases the D400/D7200/D9000 or whatever they call a full pro body DX camera I will have my ultimate set up.

I hear ya. That Amazon d7100 special sale was an incredible price and I agree, it does very nicely at higher ISOs. As for the d400, you'll be one of many that will be happy when it finally hits the streets.

Kerry

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I still use my D2x. Despite changing over to Fuji for most of my work, I can't seem to part with my D2x.

Some photos from it.....

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