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May 12, 2022 23:29:14   #
Gabyto
 
I would like to know which old dslr from Nikon is a great deal in 2022 and why?. I really want to hear from the Nikon experts.

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May 12, 2022 23:34:40   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
How about just a self-proclaimed camera market expert? Personally, I think a used D750 is the best mix of recent technology and price. You can pay more for the D780. But really, for what? It's just another (final) 24MP full-frame DSLR.

The D850 is the final and best release. But never and I mean NEVER spend new money for an old DSLR at a new camera price. Buy a used one and figure it's the last camera you need this life-time, same as the D750 should be.

You can go further back in time, but why? They'll never make another new DSLR, so go with the final (ish) versions.

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May 13, 2022 00:10:47   #
cjc2 Loc: Hellertown PA
 
IMHO, the absolute best Nikon dslr is unequivocally the D850, especially at its current sale price. Take it from a pro Nikon shooter who has had them all. For any purpose, other than sports action, I highly recommend it. Best of luck.

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May 13, 2022 00:56:43   #
ricardo00
 
It depends on what you are photographing and what your needs are. For most subjects, a cropped sensor would work just as well. Both the camera (a D500) and the lenses would be cheaper. For action photography, it also can photograph at higher frames per second than a D850. So you might consider whether a D500 ($1600) would work as well for you as the D850 ($2500).

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May 13, 2022 02:30:54   #
niteman3d Loc: South Central Pennsylvania, USA
 
Carrying the crop sensor line of thought a little further, the D7XXX series has served me well, I find my share of keepers (that suit me, not for sale). There's your question... what suits you and what will you do with it? You can search Google and Bing images as well as Flickr and more sites for specific lens/body combinations and see if those samples meet your needs. If you print a lot of your work then full frame may be what you want, but if you're like me and just shoot for your own amazement and post the result to various websites, you may well waste money on the latest and greatest since every monitor/screen is different. Once the pic is posted, you're at the mercy of the viewer and their viewing equipment. A Nikon D7200 with a Tamron 16-300 "macro" lens is not the epitome of photographic excellence, but it will produce pretty darn good results and you can get the whole kit and caboodle in great used condition for around $800 US and never spend another penny except the occasional battery and SD card. Weigh your needs, and search for samples, then pick the best fit for you that fits your budget.

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May 13, 2022 03:39:22   #
therwol Loc: USA
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
How about just a self-proclaimed camera market expert? Personally, I think a used D750 is the best mix of recent technology and price. You can pay more for the D780. But really, for what? It's just another (final) 24MP full-frame DSLR.


1. I agree that the D780 may be a bit overpriced, but it has the distinction of being Nikon's only DSLR that can shoot decent video. It uses essentially the same sensor as the Z6 mirrorless camera and uses phase detection autofocus when shooting video. Other Nikon DSLRs, including the D850, use contrast detection autofocus in the video mode, which causes visible focus hunting unless you use fixed or manual focus.

2. I think that the D850 for $2500 bucks new in Nikon's current sale is actually a decent buy. Someone reported in another thread that this sale will go on until May 29.

3. While you say you wouldn't go back in time, I would say that the D810 for a thousand bucks used is still a good deal for someone who doesn't need the extra speed of the D850. I own a D850 now and gave my D810 to my son in-law. The difference in IQ is negligible.

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May 13, 2022 06:17:03   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
Gabyto wrote:
I would like to know which old dslr from Nikon is a great deal in 2022 and why?. I really want to hear from the Nikon experts.


Nikon D850. Because it was simply the best Nikon DSLR ever produced.
Don't take my word for it, please take the time to read the many rave reviews.
But why are you interested in OLD technology. Most photographers are moving on to mirrorless which have many more advantages over DSLR's.

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May 13, 2022 07:14:36   #
Celtis87
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
How about just a self-proclaimed camera market expert? Personally, I think a used D750 is the best mix of recent technology and price. You can pay more for the D780. But really, for what? It's just another (final) 24MP full-frame DSLR.

The D850 is the final and best release. But never and I mean NEVER spend new money for an old DSLR at a new camera price. Buy a used one and figure it's the last camera you need this life-time, same as the D750 should be.

You can go further back in time, but why? They'll never make another new DSLR, so go with the final (ish) versions.
How about just a self-proclaimed camera market exp... (show quote)

Couldn’t agree more. I own the D750 and it will be my last camera, assuming it outlasts me. Now, lenses are a different story….

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May 13, 2022 07:24:52   #
BebuLamar
 
therwol wrote:
1. I agree that the D780 may be a bit overpriced, but it has the distinction of being Nikon's only DSLR that can shoot decent video. It uses essentially the same sensor as the Z6 mirrorless camera and uses phase detection autofocus when shooting video. Other Nikon DSLRs, including the D850, use contrast detection autofocus in the video mode, which causes visible focus hunting unless you use fixed or manual focus.

2. I think that the D850 for $2500 bucks new in Nikon's current sale is actually a decent buy. Someone reported in another thread that this sale will go on until May 29.

3. While you say you wouldn't go back in time, I would say that the D810 for a thousand bucks used is still a good deal for someone who doesn't need the extra speed of the D850. I own a D850 now and gave my D810 to my son in-law. The difference in IQ is negligible.
1. I agree that the D780 may be a bit overpriced,... (show quote)


1. But the D780 cost more than the Z6ii. And when you shoot video you can't use the viewfinder unlike the Z6 you can use its EVF. So if you care for video why pick the D780. I think the D780 is a very poor choice. Its price is too close to that of the D850.

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May 13, 2022 07:53:33   #
Gabyto
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
How about just a self-proclaimed camera market expert? Personally, I think a used D750 is the best mix of recent technology and price. You can pay more for the D780. But really, for what? It's just another (final) 24MP full-frame DSLR.

The D850 is the final and best release. But never and I mean NEVER spend new money for an old DSLR at a new camera price. Buy a used one and figure it's the last camera you need this life-time, same as the D750 should be.

You can go further back in time, but why? They'll never make another new DSLR, so go with the final (ish) versions.
How about just a self-proclaimed camera market exp... (show quote)



The reason why I asked is because in the net search the D850 is the only camera mentioned. I rather get my educational information from the troopers.

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May 13, 2022 07:54:14   #
Mongoose Loc: Dublin, Ohio
 
Currently I have a D500 and a D7500 and I am pleased with both. Upgrading to a full frame seems like waisted money. Crop cameras allow you to use crop and full frame lenses so why change?

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May 13, 2022 07:54:37   #
Dalek Loc: Detroit, Miami, Goffstown
 
BebuLamar wrote:
1. But the D780 cost more than the Z6ii. And when you shoot video you can't use the viewfinder unlike the Z6 you can use its EVF. So if you care for video why pick the D780. I think the D780 is a very poor choice. Its price is too close to that of the D850.


A GREAT deal is a D500 carefully used, stored in A/C, non-smoking house, with extra grip, and an extra Nikon battery, with Nikon box and papers. Shutter count, hmmm, working on that.

By the way, if you hadn't guessed, the D500 camera is mine and it could be the answer to all your photographic needs.
Happy shopping, Dale
Ps I have converted to a Z9, ahhhhh what a dream of a body.

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May 13, 2022 07:55:25   #
Gabyto
 
cjc2 wrote:
IMHO, the absolute best Nikon dslr is unequivocally the D850, especially at its current sale price. Take it from a pro Nikon shooter who has had them all. For any purpose, other than sports action, I highly recommend it. Best of luck.



This is the only camera mentioned in some web sides. It is a great camera, but the price is a factor for many people.

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May 13, 2022 07:57:04   #
Gabyto
 
ricardo00 wrote:
It depends on what you are photographing and what your needs are. For most subjects, a cropped sensor would work just as well. Both the camera (a D500) and the lenses would be cheaper. For action photography, it also can photograph at higher frames per second than a D850. So you might consider whether a D500 ($1600) would work as well for you as the D850 ($2500).


both of these two cameras are great, but the price might be a factor for some people.

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May 13, 2022 08:00:25   #
Gabyto
 
niteman3d wrote:
Carrying the crop sensor line of thought a little further, the D7XXX series has served me well, I find my share of keepers (that suit me, not for sale). There's your question... what suits you and what will you do with it? You can search Google and Bing images as well as Flickr and more sites for specific lens/body combinations and see if those samples meet your needs. If you print a lot of your work then full frame may be what you want, but if you're like me and just shoot for your own amazement and post the result to various websites, you may well waste money on the latest and greatest since every monitor/screen is different. Once the pic is posted, you're at the mercy of the viewer and their viewing equipment. A Nikon D7200 with a Tamron 16-300 "macro" lens is not the epitome of photographic excellence, but it will produce pretty darn good results and you can get the whole kit and caboodle in great used condition for around $800 US and never spend another penny except the occasional battery and SD card. Weigh your needs, and search for samples, then pick the best fit for you that fits your budget.
Carrying the crop sensor line of thought a little ... (show quote)



This camera is not mentioned at all in some searches in the web. I know from some people here that it is a great camera for portraits. Is this the camera that had the recalled a while back?.

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