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    Hi everyone. I am getting started on photography and would like to buy a d40 from a friend of mine. She is selling the body with 2 lenses. The 2 lenses are : nikon 18 -55 mm dx and 18 - 105 mm vr at $500. Is it a good deal?

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    Default Re: buying a second hand nikon d40

    depends on you actually.

    according to BnS, d40 body alone is about $350 and the 18-105 is about $250.

    for $500, sounds affordable to get started with DSLR.
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    Default Re: buying a second hand nikon d40

    After buying from your friend, you can sell the 18-55mm lens, for $80? Then your cash outlay is only $420.

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    Default Re: buying a second hand nikon d40

    hmm its actually up to you (ts)...

    if you are really into photography, why not top up abit more? for newer model? like 3100 or 5100 and it might last you
    longer? hmm. you can get a 2nd 3100 in BnS for like less 650? +/- with kit lens (18-55) or if you want 18-105, u can
    sell your 18-55 and top up (maybe $130+/-) for a 18-105?

    if im not wrong d40 is actually quite an old model.

    well in the end its still up to you =D..
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    Default Re: buying a second hand nikon d40

    I believe the D40 is only around 300 only. And you really only need one of the 2 lenses. 18-55 should cost around 80-100 and 18-105 around 250.

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    Default Re: buying a second hand nikon d40

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    I believe the D40 is only around 300 only. And you really only need one of the 2 lenses. 18-55 should cost around 80-100 and 18-105 around 250.
    Yes, but got to have patience wait for such deals to float along, means checking out BnS often.

    D40 - 300
    18-105 - 250
    Total - 550 value

    Sell the 18-55 - get back 80
    Total cost - 420
    Total savings - 130

    Not bad what!
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    Thank you everyone. That is great insights. I just started this hobby and i want to learn from scratch before investing into higher end investment

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    Default Re: buying a second hand nikon d40

    Quote Originally Posted by rosyoddie View Post
    Thank you everyone. That is great insights. I just started this hobby and i want to learn from scratch before investing into higher end investment
    That's a prudent approach.
    People on the opposite end of the spectrum believe in 'one time pain' to the wallet when starting out, as opposed to continually 'upgrading'
    I would shortlist the latest cameras that are within my budget, and go from there.
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    Default Re: buying a second hand nikon d40

    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    Yes, but got to have patience wait for such deals to float along, means checking out BnS often.

    D40 - 300
    18-105 - 250
    Total - 550 value

    Sell the 18-55 - get back 80
    Total cost - 420
    Total savings - 130

    Not bad what!
    Not a bad deal. I sold my D40x with 18-55 back in early 2009 for 550. Maybe I sold too cheap. LOL.

    But do note you can buy a brand new D3000 with 18-55vr for 600+ nowadays. Check out groupon.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 14th July 2011 at 03:12 PM.

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