Nikon D40

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  1. M&M's Mommy

    M&M's Mommy Owned by 3 mutts

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    Up until now I only have p&s cameras... but I think I need a faster camera to catch up to the little ones :)

    Do you think this is a good buy?

    Thx!
     
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    I loved my old Nikon D40. And I've tried out a few digital ones, too, and I liked them as well. Great ammy camera, but definitely a camera that you can grow and learn on as well. Extra lenses are all the better!

    I'd get it, if it were me. :) But then again, I don't even have my p&s at the moment. My husband stole it. :rofl1:
     
  3. M&M's Mommy

    M&M's Mommy Owned by 3 mutts

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    My brother has the D90, so he can tutor me. I'm just wondering if the asking price is reasonable.
     
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    I think the asking price is reasonable.........especially since the 55-200 is a VR lens. I have the D40, it came with 18-55 and 55-200 (not VR, just kit) and we paid about 600 brand new. Then I ordered the 55-200 VR lens for about 150.00? (i think)

    So yes, if it's in good shape and she has all the original boxes and such, I think that is a fair price :)
     
  5. M&M's Mommy

    M&M's Mommy Owned by 3 mutts

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    This is her response to my question about the condition of the camera.. For some reasons, I'm always a bit skeptical about buying second-hand electronic items... but it looks like I don't have much choices as I want a reliable first DSLR camera, but don't want to spend a fortune on a brand new one at this time.
     
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    If you're going used, check out Adorama and KEH - they offer guarantees on their gear, which you can't get from a private seller.
     
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    The D40 was my favourite camera, I was so upset when I dropped it :( I'd have another in a heartbeat!
     
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    I think that's reasonable! That's what I paid for my D40 2 years ago, on ebay... came with those same 2 lenses too (except mine might not be VR, I can't remember). Keep in mind that the 55-200mm lens is probably $200 brand new.

    So anyway - I love my D40 and think that's a fair price :)
     
  9. elegy

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    I do think it's a fair price. My first DSLR was a D40 and it was a fantastic starter camera for me. I bought it refurbished through adorama.com. My new camera (D5100) I bought refurbished (camera and lens) through Nikon.
     

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