Good value in 2022

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Jeep_Joseph
Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 618
Good value in 2022
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Good value in 2022. I rebuild and resell cameras. I picked up a d3 for 135 bucks with 820k actuations. I am going to have some updates soon shooting basketball with it. The d3 is amazing. I just had to spend a good four hours cleaning it, and realign the reflex mirror balancer. The d3 was covered in dust and dirt, even in the mirrorbox. This is the worst camera I have seen when it comes to condition. And this thing still runs, after a decade and a half and 1 million actuations. It isn't nearly as capable as the d3s though. The d3s is much better lowlight, has significantly better af, and in most cases the much deeper buffer (excluding the d3 tha. had gotten the buffer expansion).  The cfa with the d3 seems better than the d3s however. And for a camera that is often the same price as a d3500, it's amazing.

P.s it is a lot heavier than the d3s

 Jeep_Joseph's gear list:Jeep_Joseph's gear list
Nikon D4 Nikon D600 Nikon D4S Nikon D810 Nikon D750 +10 more
Nikon D3
12 megapixels • 3 screen • Full frame sensor
Announced: Aug 23, 2007
Jeep_Joseph's score
3.5
Average community score
4.4
bad for good for
Kids / pets
great
Action / sports
good
Landscapes / scenery
okay
Portraits
great
Low light (without flash)
good
Flash photography (social)
good
Studio / still life
good
= community average
Nikon D3 Nikon D3500 Nikon D3S
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