A Nikon D90 camera body, used and in good working condition.
And, if anyone out there in the blog world has one equipped with the original “kit” lens,18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED let me know.
This is not a new Nikon camera model having been first introduced in the fall of 2008, but apparently it is a very popular one. It’s only a 12.3MP model compared to ones with upwards of 14 and 16MP.
My interest in buying one is that it’s now become a way to get back into digital SLR photography, an area which I virtually abandoned several years ago after selling my Canon digital Rebel (original 6MP model) and later a Pentax digital SLR. Years before that I was into 35mm SLR film cameras, notably Pentax Spotmatic models.
So, why the renewed interest, you may ask (and even if you didn’t)?
If you read yesterday’s post, you know my fondness for thrift stores. I volunteer at a local one and shop at others. Several weeks ago, someone donated a Nikon N6006 film 35mm SLR and 2 AF Nikkor lenses (35-70mm and 70-210mm). Years ago, I wanted to own a 35mm SLR with these focal length lenses, even considered buying a Nikkormat (remember that?) to use them. The person who donated this equipment had taken good care of it. You can just tell that when it came with Tiffen filters on the lenses, front and rear caps, camera body, manual. Everything was packaged in a Tamrac carrying bag and even a new 6V lithium battery were included.
The thrift store put the entire package up for sale. Some interested folks, alas no buyers. Then, I listed it on eBay during their free listings – twice. The price was really low with “lookers”, but no buyers. So, I offered to buy the outfit and my offer was accepted. I didn’t want the camera body (it’s relisted on eBay, really cheap) or the carrying bag (a friend is interested in that).
Here’s all I wanted – these 2 lenses.
Now that I own them, the search is on for a digital SLR – Nikon D90 ‘cause I can’t afford a D300 or 700, even used.
Remember, I like to shop at thrift stores.
And, if the used Nikon D90 includes the earlier mentioned “kit” 18-105mm lens, well another lens is always a “good” thing too.
Since many blog readers are either experienced photographers – or perhaps have photographer friends with used equipment, please spread the word that I would like to buy a used (and working) Nikon D90. And, of course, will pay the shipping costs (USPS flat rate priority mail boxes are great).
Just let me know in the comments or (if you prefer) send an email.