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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hi,

Hopefully someone might be able to help me with a few things.

I have a D40 and it has stopped working after a little bump on the floor by my wonderful partner. It is saying the battery is charged on the screen but inside the camera on the screen it is saying it is not. I have tried a different battery just to be sure, but alas problem still very much there.

We are in Florida at the moment and i need to buy a replacement as i am going to have no holiday snaps. The problem being i do not know which camera to go for, and seen as Mr wonderful dropped it and he is replacing it then i think i may as well get a better camera. I have bought extra lenses for my camera and so will be sticking with Nikon, i just wondered if anyone had any advice on what is a step up and what price as i am going to be walking in to the lions den so to speak when going to buy over here.

Thanks in advance everyone.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Nikon D80 with 18-135mm Lens About £650 here..LOL.

Or the D60 which is cheaper. £360 ish.
#2
Hmmm found the D80 for £579 here with the 18-135mm lens. I do not mind paying extra myself to get a better camera, just need to find out what price to pay over here.

I already have a few lens that i bought as extra for my D40 the 55-200vr and a wide angle lense.
I have been hoping to take my photography a little more seriously so maybe the D80 is a good option, for a good all round camera. Do you think i can play the D90 card and hope for more money off?
#3
Quite a few sub £500 on fleabay, and a Spanish Co. selling for less than £450.
http://stratine.com/product_info.php?currency=GBP&products_id=6275

It's always worth trying to bargain.. Best of luck.. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

PS. The D90 is around £600 -£700 here.. body only.
#4
Thanks rockyfella for responding again. Rep left :thumbsup:

I will go see what my powers of "the guilt trip" will get me from my other half.
If needs be, i will get the info and prices and then walk away to come check back if thats ok? I mean i need a camera, but as we are not having a park day today and have 2 weeks left still, i can wait 24 hours to make sure its the right thing to do. :thinking:
#5
I thought I'd add my 10 pence worth. Whilst it may be a good idea to get your camera over in the States, you will get a 1 year international warranty on Nikon cameras as opposed to the chance of having a 2 year warranty in the UK! Not a major issue as I'm sure you'll get a good deal out there, just be careful brining your camera back though as if you have the box etc and go through Customs, you may get whacked for vat and duty!

I have just upgraded from a D80 to a D90, I haven't even had a chance to set in up yet but unless your able to get a good deal on a D80 I would really suggest going for the D90 as it is a much better camera. It has a much better CMOS sensor and a quicker image processing system to add to handful of changes including the video mode which I guess is handy whilst your on holiday!

I'm not too sure what will be your best option in terms of where to purchase if you are going to go to a store to purchase or if you are able to get the camera online/mail order. I know there are a number of good camera shops in New York but that may not be of any use to you.

Any way if you do go for a better camera, I hope you enjoy using it and hopefully it won't get dropped!
#6
Hi guys,

Thank you so much for responding as well thehitman, appreciate it. :thumbsup:

It turned out to not be the body after all but the lense that was broken. I cant believe i did not check a different lense, i am totally stupid at times. :oops:
So i did not get the chance to purchase another camera. I did buy a replcement lense and will hopefully get the other one fixed when back in the Uk. I did look at the D90, it looks fab. I tried to not get too engrosed in it though as i had no need to buy after all. If i had been buying though it would have been that one, lol. My partner was so glad to get away with just a lense and some SD cards.
#7
Phew, lucky guy, he certainly got off quite lightly there!

The thing is, Christmas is coming and wouldn't it be lovely to see a D90 under the tree!? :santa:

I guess the main thing is so long as you haven't lost any shots then that's not too bad as you can get a few reeled off again now. I hope you enjoy the rest of you holiday, with no further mishaps. If you need any advice on the D90 then let me know, in the next few days i'll have put it to good use.
#8
thehitman
I thought I'd add my 10 pence worth. Whilst it may be a good idea to get your camera over in the States, you will get a 1 year international warranty on Nikon cameras as opposed to the chance of having a 2 year warranty in the UK! Not a major issue as I'm sure you'll get a good deal out there, just be careful brining your camera back though as if you have the box etc and go through Customs, you may get whacked for vat and duty!

I have just upgraded from a D80 to a D90, I haven't even had a chance to set in up yet but unless your able to get a good deal on a D80 I would really suggest going for the D90 as it is a much better camera. It has a much better CMOS sensor and a quicker image processing system to add to handful of changes including the video mode which I guess is handy whilst your on holiday!

I'm not too sure what will be your best option in terms of where to purchase if you are going to go to a store to purchase or if you are able to get the camera online/mail order. I know there are a number of good camera shops in New York but that may not be of any use to you.

Any way if you do go for a better camera, I hope you enjoy using it and hopefully it won't get dropped!


Off the subject, but I am going to New York next week and need a camera - what are the names of the shops and where are they located?
#9
tangjava
Off the subject, but I am going to New York next week and need a camera - what are the names of the shops and where are they located?


Manhattan is where your best heading towards. B&H on 9th Avenue is one of your options, they stock a good range of cameras and do some quite good prices, worth having a look at their website @ http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

Other than that I'd suggest trying Andorama who are on 18th Street I think. They have quite a big store, again with plenty of choice. There are other shops such as Best Buy and Circuit City but they are closer to the likes of Dixons and Comets but may have the odd good deal!

Good luck and have a great time in the Big Smoke!
#10
thehitman
Manhattan is where your best heading towards. B&H on 9th Avenue is one of your options, they stock a good range of cameras and do some quite good prices, worth having a look at their website @ http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

Other than that I'd suggest trying Andorama who are on 18th Street I think. They have quite a big store, again with plenty of choice. There are other shops such as Best Buy and Circuit City but they are closer to the likes of Dixons and Comets but may have the odd good deal!

Good luck and have a great time in the Big Smoke!


Many thanks for your advice. :-D

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