Nikon D90 as a backup.....or........

User_Removed 10 4.6k 1 Scotland
1 Aug 2010 11:05AM

Quote:I bought a D80 from an x pro who claimed his friend won it in a raffle but I was to find that it was an old one he used.

Can someone tell me, how do you know how many pictures your camera has taken?

Go to the "actuations count" item on the menu.

Your D80 lenses will fit any modern Nikon dSLR (D90, D5000, D300, etc). On Full frame Nikons (e.g. D700, D3) they will trigger the "crop sensor mode" and not use the full frame.

Saw someone getting an apparently amazing bargain on Ebay during the week - a new D700 with a Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 AF-S lens for 1800. Must confess I was tempted by that one but there was something a bit "fishy" about the seller (also selling a new D3x) and he didn't answer the question I sent him about the lens.

Going back to the original question, as a back-up to a D300 I would be tempted to buy another (used) D300. On the basis that the back-up should rarely be used, a fairly high actuations count should not be a problem.
Picola 10 15 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2010 3:21PM
Thanks for reply BigRick.
Going to get the D7000 instead and been told the d80 lenses will fit the d7000 as well. Pretty coolSmile

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