two part question - advice about buying, and also if anyone has opinions on d60 vs d40/d40x.
I'm hoping to hear some general advice/personal experiences with dealing with secondhand cameras, please
Firstly, I really apologize if I'm asking to be "spoon-fed" or if I deserve to be called "lazy" haha, I see many of these posts criticising noob which I am.
Is there anything in particular that I should beware of when getting a secondhand camera? I believe most d40/d40x kit at around $600 would be past warranty by the time they are put up for sale in the forum. I've also seen $700 d80 kit that was bought in 2007 - the older a camera is and the higher the shutter count, generally is it better to buy a camera with lower shutter count and bought around a year+ ago? Although of course I understand that sometimes it's down to how lucky you are when you buy a secondhand camera, and I read some quotes on the forum that buying is kind of like "gambling", not sure if the previous owner treated it well.
I'd like to know
-anyone's personal experiences with buying any camera of any age/shutter count on the forums
-have your cameras been going strong, or needed to be sent for repair eventually?
-hopefully, general advice/things to check for and look out for while dealing.
-Yes, will hopefully be bringing an experienced friend to help me check the camera before I deal.
Next question - I tried to search Nikon d60 in the forums, but I'm not sure if I searched wrongly, I could find hardly any threads and only a very old closed thread when nikon d60 was first released.
I googled, I understand that d60 is very similar to d40, just an upgrade?
d40 is actually my dream camera but I'm a bit wary because now it's been discontinued, so I would only be able to get those without warranty secondhand. But it seems that d60 in the forums marketplace is around the same price point that d40 in the marketplace used to be sold at? is there anything I should be thinking about when getting a d60? From the d60 thread I found, it seems d60 is the replacement for the d40.
Sorry, sorry sorry if all these are REALLY stupid questions. I'll um, try not to be so stupid next time!
Thank you very much for reading through this/thanks for any advice you might have to share