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  1. #1
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    Nikon D70 body for $20?

    I own a D50 with lens because I never could afford a d70 back in the day but always wanted one.
    Looking on eBay, one of the reputable camera stores had on Auction a working d70 in good condition with 42k clicks including manual, battery, and charger for $20 plus shipping so I bid and won it.

    Some say the shutter will die soon, others say the shutter still has life in it. I am not a pro but one who has some intermediate skills who takes pride in and does not abuse his cameras.

    Do you think I wasted my money because of the shutter count or got a once in a lifetime deal to own one of the all time greats?


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    Re: Nikon D70 body for $20?

    Quote Originally Posted by searchlight View Post
    I own a D50 with lens because I never could afford a d70 back in the day but always wanted one.
    Looking on eBay, one of the reputable camera stores had on Auction a working d70 in good condition with 42k clicks including manual, battery, and charger for $20 plus shipping so I bid and won it.

    Some say the shutter will die soon, others say the shutter still has life in it. I am not a pro but one who has some intermediate skills who takes pride in and does not abuse his cameras.

    Do you think I wasted my money because of the shutter count or got a once in a lifetime deal to own one of the all time greats?
    Congrats on the purchase. While I'm not sure I'd call the D70 "one of the all time greats" it's a very, very good camera, if a little long in the tooth. If you get a year's worth of shooting out of it, I'd say you got more than money's worth. Go forth and actuate!

    And shutter replacements are only about $200 should you decide you love your D70 to that degree.
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    Re: Nikon D70 body for $20?

    $20 for a D70? No, not a waste of money at all.
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    Re: Nikon D70 body for $20?

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and obviously the D70 is something you've wanted for a very long time--not a bad price either. Kudos to a dream-come-true!
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    Re: Nikon D70 body for $20?

    Thanks for the replies.

    What do you all think about the body shutter count of 42k?

    Some people have said on other forums that a d70 shutter with this count is on its way out. Other forums have their shutters last until 100k.

    How long have your shutters lasted?

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    Re: Nikon D70 body for $20?

    this might give you some statistics

    nikon d70s | Camera Shutter Life Database

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    D750***D7100***24-120 f/4 ***70-300***Tamron 150-600***Tokina 16-28 f2.8***50mm f/1.8***Photoshop/Lightroom CC





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