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  1. #1
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    Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    I picked up my Cousins old D3100 body as he upgraded to a D7000 and I'm in need of a lens, looking to get a 18-55mm, really don't want to buy used and was thinking of refurbished, does anyone have any experience with refurbished lenses, and where I might look for one ?


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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunky View Post
    I picked up my Cousins old D3100 body as he upgraded to a D7000 and I'm in need of a lens, looking to get a 18-55mm, really don't want to buy used and was thinking of refurbished, does anyone have any experience with refurbished lenses, and where I might look for one ?
    Nikon is selling some for $129: Nikon 18-55mm VRII refurb
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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    Most good LCS will have those barely used in stock, my local shop always has a few and they guarantee them 90 days.....a lot of shooters trade them in for what they think will be better glass.....and probably get about $25.

    They are also always on my local Craigslist for $50 to $100. I wouldn't worry too much about buying a used kit lens. Often on Craigslist here is the pair of kit lenses (18-55 and 55-100 ) super cheap....and both are very good pieces of camera kit.

    (great lens btw both the VR and VR II)

    Be patient and thee shall score a sweet dealeo!
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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    I have bought refurbished lenses from Cameta on a couple of occasions and had great results. They look and act new.

    Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens - Factory Refurbished includes Full 1 Year Warranty
    $95.95

    If you can swing the difference you might look into going with the 18-105 instead
    Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens - Factory Refurbished includes Full 1 Year Warranty
    $228.00

    These are great lenses and all their refurbished lenses and cameras come with a 1 year warranty where most places only offer a 90 day warranty.
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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    You can also play with ANY lenses w/ the Nikon mount, new or old, albeit non-CPU chip ones will be all manual (but great for learning). Scout ebay for some primes or just something fun and affordable.
    skvoraltdphoto
    Df silver, D600, D5100, X-Pro1 ||| Sigma 12-24 f/3.5-5.6 v1 | Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G | Sigma 24mm Super-wide II f/2.8 | Nikkor 45mm AI-P f/2.8 Silver | Nikkor-H 50mm f/2 | Nikkor-S 55mm f/1.2 | Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR | Tamron 90mm SP AF f/2.8 Macro (E72) | Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR I | Fuji 18mm f/2 XF R | Fuji 27mm f/2.8


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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SkvLTD View Post
    You can also play with ANY lenses w/ the Nikon mount, new or old, albeit non-CPU chip ones will be all manual (but great for learning). Scout ebay for some primes or just something fun and affordable.
    Or, again a good LCS!

    (your best friend if you find a trusted one that resells mint trade ins!!!)
    ​Nikon D700/Nikon D300//MB-D10 Nikkor 28 2.8 Ai, 50 AF 1.4 D, 35-70 AF 2.8 D, 60 AF 2.8 D, 80-200 AF ED 2.8 D, 70-300 AF-S VR, 55-200DX VR, 18-55DX VR, SB-28 SB-600 - Fast D glass = Yes!


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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    Read descriptions, pay more attention to the glass condition. There is buyer protection too.
    skvoraltdphoto
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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hrstrat57 View Post
    Or, again a good LCS!

    (your best friend if you find a trusted one that resells mint trade ins!!!)
    Yes! I was fortunate to get two mint pre-owned lenses earlier last year...a Nikon 14mm f/2.8 and a Nikon 180mm f/2.8 from my local camera store. And the prices were extremely competitive, too!
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  9. #9
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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    It is always nice to score a good used lens. but starting out refurbished lenses are a better bated Cameta gives a better than average warranty.
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  10. #10
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    Re: Refurbished lenses for D3100 ?

    If you have a local camera shop, call in, as they might have some camera lenses for sale, as other customers might have part exchanged there lenses.





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