Would D-70 get cheaper?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by y3k via PhotoKB.com, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Hi everyone. I was thinking of buying D-70. Looked through the prices on the net, do you think it would ever go below $1,000? What happens during the sales? Like St.Valentine's next month, does it ever get cheaper?
     
    y3k via PhotoKB.com, Jan 15, 2005
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  2. As far as I can tell - when a replacemant for an oldie arrives,
    the oldie gets cheaper but it is discontinued - so you cannot
    relly buy it easily. And ... moreover .. the new one is better
    .... so you want that instead.


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Jan 15, 2005
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    C J Campbell Guest

    the net, do you think it would ever go below $1,000? What happens during the
    sales? Like St.Valentine's next month, does it ever get cheaper?

    It will probably start going on sale when its replacement is announced.
    Otherwise, forget it.
     
    C J Campbell, Jan 15, 2005
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  4. Isn't D-100 a replacement?
     
    y3k via PhotoKB.com, Jan 15, 2005
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    Musty Guest

    the net, do you think it would ever go below $1,000? What happens during the
    sales? Like St.Valentine's next month, does it ever get cheaper?
    You have to understand that @ $1200 (or whatever the D70 costs), it is
    actually already a very cheap camera. A good pro DSLR costs atleast $4000,
    so there is no need to bring it down to $1000 when every Tom, Dick and Harry
    is willing to spend $1200-$1500 on DSLR bodies. You might want to consider
    the Canon Rebel or perhaps buy a used model, atleast that way you will have
    the features and price.
     
    Musty, Jan 16, 2005
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  6. Thanks for excellent advice. That's what I wanted to read. :) My problem is that I always buy the things at the highest possible option and this time I've decided to really explore before I hit the button. I'm slowly starting to understand the market. D-70 is the best thing I found, I just wanted to understand if I'm not throwing the money away again.
     
    y3k via PhotoKB.com, Jan 16, 2005
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    C J Campbell Guest

    No. The D100 came out before the D70. In many respects, the D70 is actually
    a better camera.
     
    C J Campbell, Jan 16, 2005
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    Roger Guest

    I think the D-70 is a better camera, but it lacks two important items.
    The mirror lockup while shooting and a cable release. The remote is
    not a satisfactory substitute for one. These are not things many
    shooters would often use. Me? I miss them.

    I just did a search on E-bay. There are several major discount stores
    selling D-70s with the kit lens for $999 USD with the current Nikon
    rebate. US camera, non gray market.

    So the cameras are available and in the past I have seen the body only
    in the mid $700 range.

    However, purchasing mail order you need to really get to know the
    seller and their reputation as well as making sure the camera is not
    gray market. There are also a lot of "packages" with the D-70
    including extra lenses and accessories that are "off brand", even if
    the camera is US.

    Buying mail order you can be sure they are going to try to sell you
    everything in the store that might work with the camera and
    specifically including the expensive, extended warranty.

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    www.rogerhalstead.com
     
    Roger, Jan 16, 2005
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