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Old May 14, 2006, 3:57 PM   #1
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I was about to purchase a new DSLR .However a usedNikon 70D as been offered to me along with an 18-70mm Nikon lense.My concern is this, reading the Nikon Forums I have been made aware of the problems many users are having with the D70.Camera dying all of the sudden ,problems with the shutter button.Should I stay away from the D70 or are these problems isolated cases.Also what would be a fair price for me to pay

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Old May 14, 2006, 5:24 PM   #2
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I don't know about your other issues, but KEH -- one of the largest, if not the largest sellers of used photographic equipment -- lists used D70 bodies from $399.00 - $364.00 from "like new" to "excellent" condition. This does not include a memory card.
Check out eBay for closing auctions and do a google safari on used cameras. This will give you about the best idea of the current market that you can get.

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Old May 14, 2006, 5:28 PM   #3
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I would be wary of buying a used D70. The BGLOD problem, was widespread enough to worry that a used one may suffer the same problem. Nikon does fix the problem for free, however warranties are not transferrable. Unless you got this for less than half price (under $500) or so, I would probably avoid it. Especially considering, you could get a D50 for around $500-$600.
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