What is a Fair price for a used Nikon D100?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Bryan O. Fenstermacher, May 20, 2005.

  1. All,

    Just curious, what is an good / fair price for a used Nikon D100? I have a
    friend who just replaced his fleet of Nikon D100's for three new Nikon D2X
    bodies (he's a pro, I'm very much NOT pro).

    He's offering me one of his D100's for $700, and around $780 with the
    veritical grip... I posted earlier today about this, but now I'm asking
    specificly about price for a used D100.

    Bryan O. Fenstermacher, May 20, 2005
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  2. It isn't worth it. Don't waste your money. The D100 is a noise machine
    with terrible focus and exposure issues. You can get a used Sigma SD10
    for the same price or less, and then you will have a professional DSLR
    with a Foveon sensor.
    George Preddy, May 21, 2005
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  3. Bryan O. Fenstermacher

    Basic Wedge Guest

    "Bryan wrote ...
    Three Nikon D2Xs? That is an impressive investment! I wish I were in his

    Basic Wedge, May 21, 2005
  4. Bryan O. Fenstermacher

    george Guest

    Recently Overstock.com had D100's (refurbished)...I THINK they were about
    You could always go to eBay and see what FINISHED auctions sold them at.


    PS-Personally, I'd rather have a new D70 or D70S than a D100 whether it was
    new or
    george, May 21, 2005
  5. Bryan O. Fenstermacher

    george Guest

    Imagine the memory card investment...I'd want about 3 8GB CF cards per body!
    It all
    adds up too fast!
    george, May 21, 2005
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    Tom Scales Guest

    Please ignore Preddy. He's a shill/troll and supports the joke called
    Tom Scales, May 21, 2005
  7. Bryan O. Fenstermacher

    Tom Scales Guest

    The 4GB cards are a nice size. 150 or so shots in NEF+JPEG Fine
    Tom Scales, May 21, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    For professional us I would advise against large CF cards, much better to
    have a lot a smaller cards, if one goes tits up you won't have lost a lot of
    Guest, May 21, 2005
  9. Bryan O. Fenstermacher
    $700 is a fair price, but you may want to get a new D70s for around $900
    when they come out, instead.
    Steven M. Scharf, May 21, 2005
  10. That would be a very bad move. The D70s is essentially the same camera
    as the D70, which is known to be a notoriously poor performer among
    George Preddy, May 21, 2005
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    ian Guest

    For pricing this, and just about anything else, you can't beat ebay.
    That gives
    the clearest indicator of what the market thinks is the right price that
    will find. The full address is http://www.ebay.com

    ian, May 21, 2005
  12. Bah humbug. The card's in more danger from being dropped in traffic
    or a creek during changing than it is from hardware failure. Put
    all your eggs in one basket and *watch that basket*.
    Ben Rosengart, May 21, 2005
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    Cynicor Guest

    The D70 is absolutely a breakthrough in performance and features for
    price. It also happens to take gorgeous photos, to the point where it
    almost makes ME look good.

    My dad used to have a Sigma camera. They all share this weird common
    characteristic: when you hold them up to your eye, they apply this white
    grease paint to you, marking you as a CLOWN for purchasing one.
    Cynicor, May 21, 2005
  14. Oh shut up you lying troll.
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, May 21, 2005
  15. Yeah, he has a lot of Nikon glass, so the bodies while a major investment
    were cheaper than all new glass.

    He and his wife have been doing wedding photography for about 5 years full
    time. They are talented and are smart business people.

    They just rolled out a new web site... http://www.davisphotographer.com/
    Some of the shots in the gallery are really impressive.

    Bryan O. Fenstermacher, May 21, 2005
  16. Bryan O. Fenstermacher

    Guest Guest

    I have just calibrated my monitor and these look over saturated and
    Guest, May 21, 2005
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    Crownfield Guest

    so you would advise against 36 exposure film?
    or bulk film?
    something might go wrong, and you would lose all the roll?

    zero card failures to date, out of 7 cards.
    Crownfield, May 21, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    not "a lot" but 2 or maybe 3 per body. The chances of one card going
    Tango Uniform are pretty slim. The chances of two going indicate otehr

    Other factors, mainly logistical, are more important. Solid state cards
    are very reliable.

    National Geographic photographers hedge their bets by FedExing their
    undeveloped film back to headquarters in two lots, every other film in
    one lot and vice versa.
    Alan Browne, May 21, 2005
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    Crownfield Guest

    Bryan O. Fenstermacher
    the problem is that the content is lost in the slow AV effects.
    good shots, poor presentation to me.
    Crownfield, May 21, 2005
  20. Bryan O. Fenstermacher

    Walt Hanks Guest

    Yes, Bryan, I agree. Some people are just too in love with web technology.
    I have a high-speed cable connection on a dual xeon processor workstation
    and within a minute or two was frustrated with trying to see the site.
    "Crownfield," you would be doing your friend a favor by telling him to keep
    it simple.

    But, the images are nice - a little contrasty for my taste, but good work
    none-the-less. He obviously knows his market.

    Walt Hanks, May 21, 2005
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