Is the D780 still a good camera in 2020?

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stevef1961
stevef1961 Senior Member • Posts: 2,455
Re: Is the D780 still a good camera in 2020?
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Mark Scott Abeln wrote:

OK, that is a joke.

What's not a joke is that the shutter on my D750, purchased in 2015, is starting to fail. At certain shutter speeds, a white arc is plainly visible in many photos:

I am very happy with my D750 so far. My question is, do I get the shutter repaired, and if so, how much would I expect to pay?

Or are there clear advantages and disadvantages to something else? Something inexpensive, that is. I do have a lot of F mount lenses.

Back when I got the D750, it was clearly my best option at that price point, and I didn't need to even consider anything else. Nowadays, things are not quite so easy.

I mainly do architectural photography, and so fast frame rates and autofocus aren't needed for my kind of work.

I had that same problem four years ago shortly after i bought mine.  It’s caused by a missing rivet on the arm that opens and closes the shutter.  Nikon replaced my shutter assembly and then two years later my newish shutter started sticking occasionally and progressively got worse.  Until two weeks ago when i replaced the 750 with a D500.

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