Author Topic: Valuation and what to buy next.  (Read 961 times)


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Valuation and what to buy next.
« on: October 17, 2016, 05:56:51 pm »
We have 2*Nikon DSLRs. On is a D5000 and the other a D60 . Both look picture count, no lens (see why, below) what does the panel think I might be able to get for them?

Why? Well we don't need 2, they hardly get used, so have decided on just selling the two and buying a newer model. We have invested a fair chunk of change in Nikon mount lenses, hence why we would be offering the bodies only. What would be the best current model to go for. None of us is David Bailey, so any high end features would probably be wasted on us.

Lastly, anyone want to buy either body?
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Re: Valuation and what to buy next.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 10:19:26 am »
If you're a casual photographer I'd suggest either one of the D3xxx or D5xxx range, but get a nearly new one s/h (say from Wex or MPB or another of the respected used gear dealers). Although I mainly use a Lumix m4/3 camera, I do also own a D3300*. It's a relatively basic camera (no flippy screen, no wifi, only a few buttons etc) but what it does it does extremely well. It's also quite compact, very light, feels comfortable in the hands and the controls are very positive.

Sorry, I can't help you with value apart from the suggestion of looking at similar items for sale in the usual places.

* I bought it from Wex for a couple of hundred or so nearly new (body only with an extra battery) because I had a Nikon lens (long story). Since my son has a habit of nicking my Lumix - and who am I to stop him? - I end up using it more than I expected.
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Re: Valuation and what to buy next.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 10:31:35 am »
I was thinking c£100 for the D60 and maybe a little more for the D5000, depending on their condition and shutter count. Obviously far less if you part exchange.
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