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Old 11-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Used D5100 a good deal?

Hey all,

A coworker is looking to get rid of their D5100 (under 3k shutter activations),18-55 & 55-200 lenses,3 lens filters, bag and an 8gb card.

This a decent deal? It's all mint, looks new. Should I save the $600 and step up to a better body, or is this a good enough deal for the tech?
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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sooo, can we assume they are asking $600 for it?
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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Haha my bad, yes they're asking $600 firm, no wiggle room

EDIT: Let me jump back in and say this is for my girlfriend who has been dying to graduate from her point and shoot/phone camera for years.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:27 AM   #4
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This a decent deal? It's all mint, looks new. Should I save the $600 and step up to a better body, or is this a good enough deal for the tech?
IMO, no. You can buy a refurbished D5100 kit for only $460.

http://www.adorama.com/INKD5100KR.ht...e=rflAID021866

Just buy the refurbished and then let her choose the lenses she wants. An 8GB card is dirt cheap, them filters are most likely low quality, and bags are easy to come by.

IMO, I would rather have the D5100 + 18-55 + 35mm 1.8 and add a SB-400/SB-600 to get started with rather than a 55-200mm.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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Default D7000 AF Fine Tune: how much is too much

I'd get the refurb kit from Adorama... $459 w/ 18-55 VR lens.
http://www.adorama.com/INKD5100KR.html

Add the 55-200 VR lens for $134
http://www.adorama.com/NK55200VRR.html

You're right at $600. Become an Adorama VIP for free and pay a one time fee of $7.95 to add one year warranty to all new/refurb purchases and these refurbs will have a 15 month warranty.

JR

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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The D5100 is on sale today at Amazon.
250 bucks below normal price.


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