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10/03/2005 02:37:42 PM · #1
Found a D100 for $700 including a 1gb cf card and the vertical grip (no batteries but that's not an issue).

Any immediate thoughts or should I follow my gut and buy this?
10/03/2005 02:41:47 PM · #2
Any lens? How's it being sold? This face-to-face or online? etc etc...

R.
10/03/2005 02:42:50 PM · #3
Is the camera in working order? Why is the seller selling it?
10/03/2005 02:45:32 PM · #4
I gotta run, will leave it to others. D-70 is in most respects a better camera and available at a similar price, assuming there's no lens on the D100. Let the Nikon peeps advise you, and good luck.

Robt.
10/03/2005 02:46:21 PM · #5
Camera works great. Being sold through a very reputable camera shop in Calgary. Owner upgraded, sold a bunch of lenses as well. This price does not include the lense but I'll pickup a used 77mm for $150 or so from the collection they have.
10/03/2005 02:49:12 PM · #6
Please keep in mind this is $700 cdn ($580 american)... the D70 is nowhere near that price here.

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 14:50:28.
10/03/2005 02:49:29 PM · #7
If it's from a camera shop, then you'll probably not have any problem, assuming they know what they're doing and have tested the camera out to make sure it works correctly. The D100 is a great camera, and I think $700 for it, the grip, and the card is a great price (though, bearing in mind that I have not yet checked the current price for this camera - I paid $2K or so for mine.....).
10/03/2005 02:57:04 PM · #8
Brand new a D-100 is $999 at B&H. I'd make sure that it is not worn out before forking over $700. How many shots on it? Like Bear said you can get a brand new D70 for about the same price now.

edit: whoops - I see your talking canadian $. Sorry. I'd still make sure it is not close to rebuild time.

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 14:58:16.
10/03/2005 03:00:57 PM · #9
Canadian... that is the key. $700 Canadian. You cannot get a D70 for $700 Canadian.

B&H is talking about $1200 (with shipping) without the battery grip or a CF card...

With regards to the quality, actuations are not known (and the salesman is too busy to dig through the menus) but the customer who sold it is a long time customer of this shop and is quite well known for the quality of his equipment.

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 15:05:11.
10/03/2005 03:04:13 PM · #10
Yes - the comment about "rebuild time" is valid. My D100 is about 1.5 years old, and I have taken over 20,000 photos with it. Maybe closer to 25,000. It recently just had the aperture control module replaced in it - thank goodness it was still under warranty.

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 15:04:30.
10/03/2005 03:05:03 PM · #11
Canada has paper currency? I thought they worked on the barter system with penguins and beer being the primary currency?
10/03/2005 03:07:59 PM · #12
I'm out of penguins and I don't want to give up my beer so I have to resort to the colorful paper.

Mcrael, what's the cost like (non-warranty) for a repair job like that?
10/03/2005 03:30:55 PM · #13
I don't think it's nice to be so snotty to them. They switched over to pelts as currency years ago.

Originally posted by sage:

Canada has paper currency? I thought they worked on the barter system with penguins and beer being the primary currency?
10/03/2005 04:37:10 PM · #14
not a clue regarding the non-warranty cost, but because it's a crucial part of successful camera operation (what part isn't?) I would estimate around $300 <shrug....didn't ask Nikon regarding mine...>
10/03/2005 04:38:55 PM · #15
If you got the cash, and you want the camera bad enough, I would say go for the purchase. If it were me, I'd go for it....
10/03/2005 04:41:11 PM · #16
I've always been under the impression that the first thing to go is usually the shutter and it's about $300 to replace.
10/03/2005 05:03:15 PM · #17
Camera is on hold, I'll officially move in to the world of SLR in a day or two.

Thanks for the help. It didn't seem overly used when I held it in the store (either that or very well taken care of), here's hoping that it'll last a year or two anyway.
10/03/2005 05:04:47 PM · #18
Ok - consensus is you don't want it! Send me there number ....

: )
10/03/2005 05:09:30 PM · #19
Originally posted by alansfreed:

I don't think it's nice to be so snotty to them. They switched over to pelts as currency years ago.

Originally posted by sage:

Canada has paper currency? I thought they worked on the barter system with penguins and beer being the primary currency?


DOh! I've been building up quite an inventory of beer (empties anyway). I was saving up for a 5D! LOL!
10/03/2005 05:48:25 PM · #20
$700cnd ouch ...

i was thinking/hoping of getting closer to $1000 for mine
(d2x'ing as soon as it comes in to the store i deal with..)

but for 700 i'll keep it as a backup... (2yrs 10mo & 26000 frames ...)

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