View Full Version : Good deal for a Nikon D80?
07-20-2008, 06:34 PM
Hi everyone, this is my first post here.
I found this new Nikon d80
and was wondering if the package (lens+body) is worth the price? Maybe anyone knows of a better deal?
I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to ask these kind of questions.
07-21-2008, 06:13 AM
Not sure about the vendor but the price is not too bad. If you are willing to buy used you can get a much better deal. Or buy the body only and find a better lens. B&H Photo has good deals and sometimes used gear for a great price and they are a board sponsor. Also check out KEH.com. They deal with used stuff but you can rest assured that it is good stuff.
07-21-2008, 06:52 AM
Do a simple search, which I just did in 10 seconds, you would find they have a horrible rating.
To do searches, go to Google and type in the company name + scam.
Read the report HERE (http://www.epinions.com/pr-Online_Stores_Services-ibuyPlasma_com/display_~reviews)
07-21-2008, 08:29 PM
I wish people would just buy from the likes of B&H, Adorama, and all the REPUTABLE dealers... Trust me, in the long run you will thank heavens you did... It isn't worth the buck or 2 you will "save" because trust me, you will not save...
07-21-2008, 09:11 PM
B&H, Adorama - unfortunately these names did not mean much to me before now. This is my very first dslr purchase and I don't want to spend all my savings on it.
could someone tell me, do these lenses for Nikon d80 allow for manual aperture, and such, or is everything automatic?
07-21-2008, 10:38 PM
Manual, Automatic, Program, Aperture Priority (semi-auto) and Shutter Priority (another semi-automatic) are all settings performed on the D80, regardless of the lens attached to it.
07-22-2008, 05:55 AM
[quote="bartosz"]B&H, Adorama - unfortunately these names did not mean much to me before now. This is my very first dslr purchase and I don't want to spend all my savings on it.
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07-23-2008, 08:36 AM
B&H Photo has good deals and sometimes used gear for a great price and they are a board sponsor.
Thank you. To the original poster, asking here is a good idea, but you should also know about www.resellerratings.com which is a very reliable resource for checking out retailers.
08-12-2008, 08:52 AM
Open this link:http://www.epinions.com/pr-Online_Stores_Services-ibuyPlasma_com/display_~reviews
and you will see who they are. You can check any internet merchant on this site.
08-15-2008, 08:08 AM
bartosz, I have found a better deal.
Look here: http://www.testfreaks.com/digitalcameras/nikon-d80/
guys, is it a joke or Nikon D80 really cost $79 ??
08-15-2008, 08:16 AM
I'm sure a Nikon D80 for $79 IS a joke... :shock:
I'd throw another vote in for KEH.com. I've done a lot of business with them over the years. They're good guys and their used equipment ratings can definitely be trusted. They also sell new gear - I bought my D50 new through them a few years ago and a new CoolScan V scanner from them earlier this year.
08-15-2008, 11:43 AM
The problem with you guys is you don't bother to read the ads. It says:
Nikon Gadget Bag - Nikon 2 Year Extended Service Coverage Agreement for the Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera - Nikon Understanding Digital Photography with Nikon SLRs DVD
That's what you get for your $79. :roll: :roll: :roll: NO CAMERA
08-15-2008, 07:44 PM
I would be leery of any too good to be true bargains. My rule of thumb is always that those deals are a slippery slope. I tried to purchase a D80 off an Ebay dealer and it was painful. Ended up refusing the item as non-conforming simply because of such terrible dealings.
09-10-2009, 05:27 AM
Nikon are one of the best-known names in photography and offer a range of very simple to use digital cameras designed for the relaxed and earnest amateur photographer alike. The Nikon D80 is a Digital SLR which has a maximum resolution of 3872 x 2592 and a lower resolution of 1936 x 1296. To make picture taking easier the Nikon D80 has a good range of features including a 99x zoom, n/a aperture range, a shutter speed of 30 to 1/4000 sec. bulb, 2.5 inches LCD screen and with a Pentaprism viewfinder.
09-10-2009, 08:47 AM
If you are going to spend that much, I would opt for the D90
09-10-2009, 09:15 AM
I would strongly urge you to stick to well known reputable dealers like B&H, Adorama, KEH. You get what you pay for. Don't undersetimate the value of a good used camera from one of these dealers but if your budget can afford it I would go for the the D90.
09-16-2009, 08:33 AM
The price is not bad for a good camera like Nikon D80. Just make sure the seller is trusted and has a positive feedback. It is a good camera for beginners. -ImageCoffer (http://www.imagecoffer.com)
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