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Refurbished Nikon D5500 DX with 18-55mn vr II lens for $499

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Nikon authorized seller buydig has Nikon D5500 DX with 18-55mm vr II lens for $499 on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/311426287686?rmvSB=true

As you all know refurbished Nikon products come with 90 day manufacturer warranty
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This or the d3400 refurb? Decisions, decisions.
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recommend this over the D3400 that comes with the 2 lenses for the same price?
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Can you still get the regular square trade warranty on it, even though refurb?
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recommend this over the D3400 that comes with the 2 lenses for the same price?
I would like to know as well
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Let me preface this by saying I'm not an expert. I'm just buying my first DSLR, but have been doing a small bit of research.

I chose the D3400 kit with two lenses over this one because of the lenses. Not only does it comes with a better 18-55mm, but it also comes with the larger telephoto lens.

People seem to prefer the D5500 over the D3400 body because of a slightly more robust feature set and articulated screen, plus Wi-Fi. But honestly, I don't see those features as outweighing the benefits of the lenses AND saving money.

With either of these kits, you'll likely end up wanting some accessories including a bag, memory card, lens filters/protectors. Plus possibly spare batteries and a tripod.

For an entry-level camera, I wanted the most bang out of my buck and this deal starts just slightly behind the D3400 package in my humble opinion.
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Let me preface this by saying I'm not an expert. I'm just buying my first DSLR, but have been doing a small bit of research.

I chose the D3400 kit with two lenses over this one because of the lenses. Not only does it comes with a better 18-55mm, but it also comes with the larger telephoto lens.

People seem to prefer the D5500 over the D3400 body because of a slightly more robust feature set and articulated screen, plus Wi-Fi. But honestly, I don't see those features as outweighing the benefits of the lenses AND saving money.

With either of these kits, you'll likely end up wanting some accessories including a bag, memory card, lens filters/protectors. Plus possibly spare batteries and a tripod.

For an entry-level camera, I wanted the most bang out of my buck and this deal starts just slightly behind the D3400 package in my humble opinion.
Is this better? http://www.beachcamera.com/mobile...0x2lenskrb
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Is this better? http://www.beachcamera.com/mobile...0x2lenskrb
That's the same bundle I just purchased an hour ago, but it is available for less ($399 at the moment) through Beach Camera's eBay storefront. https://slickdeals.net/f/10052644-refurbished-nikon-d3400-dx-with-18-55-vr-70-300mm-lens-bundle-for-399-99?src=catpagev2
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Good camera but "refurbished" could mean "stops working in a year" or "barely used". There's really no way to tell
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Good camera but "refurbished" could mean "stops working in a year" or "barely used". There's really no way to tell
I could be wrong, but I believe that the shutter count is readily available in these cameras. Many people have reported getting refurbs with single or double digit counts. Plus, you still get a 90-day warranty.
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I chose the D3400 kit with two lenses over this one because of the lenses. Not only does it comes with a better 18-55mm, but it also comes with the larger telephoto lens.

How is that lens better? D3400 comes with VR lens, and D5500 comes with VRII lens. That is the newer version. And anyway in real life - both of those lenses suck. Especially 70-300mm lens - complete junk quality wise. You will be lucky if you can get a clear 1 shot out of 10. Basically, you will need to be 35mm nikon fixed lens for around 170$, and some zoom lens, maybe 18-140mm nikon for around 250$ if you get lucky, or some 18-250mm Sigma lens for 350$ or so. That will be your 2 most used lenses. That is for casual photographer. If you are a pro - then you would need even better and more expensive lenses.
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How is that lens better? D3400 comes with VR lens, and D5500 comes with VRII lens. That is the newer version. And anyway in real life - both of those lenses suck. Especially 70-300mm lens - complete junk quality wise. You will be lucky if you can get a clear 1 shot out of 10. Basically, you will need to be 35mm nikon fixed lens for around 170$, and some zoom lens, maybe 18-140mm nikon for around 250$ if you get lucky, or some 18-250mm Sigma lens for 350$ or so. That will be your 2 most used lenses. That is for casual photographer. If you are a pro - then you would need even better and more expensive lenses.
From everything I've read, this comes with the older AF-S series lenses, which are both noisier and slower to focus than the AF-P lens that comes with the other one. But yes, I've noticed that the telephoto on the other bundle doesn't have the vibration reduction, which is a shame, but it still seems like the 18-55mm is superior. Again, I'm just basing this on specs and reviews, but am excited to get my kit in my hands early next week for some real life shooting.
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How is that lens better? D3400 comes with VR lens, and D5500 comes with VRII lens. That is the newer version. And anyway in real life - both of those lenses suck. Especially 70-300mm lens - complete junk quality wise. You will be lucky if you can get a clear 1 shot out of 10. Basically, you will need to be 35mm nikon fixed lens for around 170$, and some zoom lens, maybe 18-140mm nikon for around 250$ if you get lucky, or some 18-250mm Sigma lens for 350$ or so. That will be your 2 most used lenses. That is for casual photographer. If you are a pro - then you would need even better and more expensive lenses.
if you are a pro, or even a pro-enthusiast, you won't be looking at any of this crap...at this point either a d7200, d7500, or d500 would be your only options if shooting a crop sensor. Otherwise, full frame only...in terms of lenses, unless your lens is made in japan, has a fixed aperture, it probably crap, and hence after you go out and shoot with any of these cameras, you will be disappointed since most of the users do not even understand photography, and do not spend money for upgrade lenses, flashes, etc...and wonder later why their photos look as crappy as their cell phone photos...and within a few months, the dslr goes back into the back, and simply collects dust....

photography is an expensive hobby that requires time, effort, dedication, but my god is it amazing once you start to get a hang of it!
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if you are a pro, or even a pro-enthusiast, you won't be looking at any of this crap...at this point either a d7200, d7500, or d500 would be your only options if shooting a crop sensor. Otherwise, full frame only...in terms of lenses, unless your lens is made in japan, has a fixed aperture, it probably crap, and hence after you go out and shoot with any of these cameras, you will be disappointed since most of the users do not even understand photography, and do not spend money for upgrade lenses, flashes, etc...and wonder later why their photos look as crappy as their cell phone photos...and within a few months, the dslr goes back into the back, and simply collects dust....

photography is an expensive hobby that requires time, effort, dedication, but my god is it amazing once you start to get a hang of it!
I am advising totally opposite of what this guy suggested. D5500 is a great camera. It has same sensor as D7200. The advantage of D5500 is its much lighter and outputs great image quality. Sometimes it is more practical to have a lighter camera. I personally own D5200 and my brother owns D7200 (which I shoot with too). There is day and night difference between D5500 and D5200. I would love to take D5500 anytime over D7200 as lot of the stuff in D7200 may be useful in 10% to 15% of the cases. With that said I am waiting for x-t20 to go on sale.
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if you are a pro, or even a pro-enthusiast, you won't be looking at any of this crap...at this point either a d7200, d7500, or d500 would be your only options if shooting a crop sensor. Otherwise, full frame only...in terms of lenses, unless your lens is made in japan, has a fixed aperture, it probably crap, and hence after you go out and shoot with any of these cameras, you will be disappointed since most of the users do not even understand photography, and do not spend money for upgrade lenses, flashes, etc...and wonder later why their photos look as crappy as their cell phone photos...and within a few months, the dslr goes back into the back, and simply collects dust....

photography is an expensive hobby that requires time, effort, dedication, but my god is it amazing once you start to get a hang of it!
laugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loud I agree
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