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November 16, 2016

Why buy "old?"

D300S-SQ-Close_120.jpgLooking to add a brand new Nikon to your inventory?

As a cost-saving measure, perhaps you might want to look at some of the older models still available on various markets (including our own I Want to Buy and I Want to Sell forums).

Take the Nikon D300s for example.

Silver member Simon Wallwork (Shy Talk) from Scotland recently posted a testimonial on his "old" camera:
Just a minute guys.
I bought my 12mp D300s back in 2011. Right from the start, the thing performed like a pro.
I'd come from Olys E-series cameras, where the AF effectively made photos of fast movers a really difficult thing to do.

d300s_325.jpgWhen I got my D300s, (£1000 with grip included) I was absolutely good to go. It did every single thing that it promised and made my Oly E-3 Look exactly like the fraud that it was.

Fast forward to today, and I'm sure the D300s is relatively old hat, but has my camera ever glitched, or let me down?

Even when getting dragged under fences, dropped on the desert, banged off raggedy bits of old airplane? Nope.

Do I look at my 300s pics and wish I'd more resolution? Sometimes- but only for 'spot the dot' types of pics.

This is one great camera. Mine is still my normal telephoto camera, and while I wish for the same quality, with 36mp, there's nothing wrong with it at all.

Equally interesting as Simon's testimonial are the like-minded responses, some with outstanding images as proof that the age of a good camera is not as important as the artistic creativity of the Nikonian behind the viewfinder.

Posted by flashdeadline at November 16, 2016 3:59 PM

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