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  1. #1
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    Angry Hey all, Is it wise to get Extended Warranty on a Body?

    D300 to be specific.

    with that 200 buks I can get other accessories.. no?


    arrggggggh

    Should I?

    yes or no.

  2. #2
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    Its personal pref. I have never purchased extended warranties, especially on bodies, as they will probably be replaced before the warranty expires anyway.
    Jason

    "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once."-2Pac


    A bunch of Nikon stuff!

  3. #3
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    my feeling exactly.

  4. #4
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    for a d300 i vote no.
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  5. #5
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    I have the cheapest Nikon DSLR made, and I've dragged it to Europe, Florida, and back. 8,500 exposures and it keeps on going (knock on wood).

    I'd go with the mfg warranty.
    Sam


    Nikon D80, D300s, Nikkormat EL, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, 55-200mm f4-f5.6 VR AF-S Nikkor, 50mm f1.8 AF-D Nikkor, 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D Nikkor, 135mm f2.8 Nikkor-Q pre-AI, Hanimex 35mm f2.8 doorstop

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  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    for a d300 i vote no.

    Sorry M8, I forgot to include the make/model in my PM.


    Thanks guys.


    I'm done here.

  7. #7
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    Put the $200 in the bank and self insure. In a couple of years when the money is still in the bank use it to feed NAS.

  8. #8
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    Or, you could use it to finance this, and blow off the warranty completely.

    I saw some comments about this on a DPR thread. Remove the AA filter and replace it with a thicker IR Cut filter. You have to make some adjustments for white balance, and there's an increased risk of moire, but for many the increase in sharpness could be worth it.

    PS - I never buy extended warranties. There's a reason the companies are so eager to sell them. Ever see a building put up by an insurance company. Warranties are insurance. It's basically near free money to the company.
    Last edited by erichlund; 12-16-2008 at 11:00 PM.
    Eric Lund
    Nikon D200
    Nikkors: 17-55mm f2.8, 18-200mm f3.5-f4.5 VR, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR, 35mm f2, 50mm f1.8, 55mm f2.8 AI-S micro, 105mm f2.8 VR micro
    Other Lenses: Tokina 12-24 f4, Tamron 75-300mm f4-5.6 LD macro
    Stuff: Nikon SB800, Nikon MBD200, Gitzo 1327 Tripod w/RRS BH-55LR Ballhead, Sekonic L-358 meter

  9. #9
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    I find extended warranties are a rip-off
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  10. #10
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    It depends on what it covers. Most EW are a rip off. I bought a 2 year for my camera body and the 2 kit lenses. This is a store warranty that covers everything the factory warranty covers plus 1 annual cleaning maybe more because they don't keep track how many times it gets cleaned. If I drop it and break it, if it gets dropped in a body of water, burns up in a fire. As long as I can bring back most of the parts they will replace it. If they can't get a new D80 they will replace it with whatever is new equivalent is. There were several other things it covers but I don't remember without looking at the paper work.

    My wifes last camera got dropped and broke recently. No warranty

    Not a camera but same issue. My motorcycle I declined the EW on it. this past Summer the drive unit started to leak (from parking next to to many Harley's). To have a $40.00 seal it was going to cost $1100.00 in labor. That $500 EW would have paid for itself.

    That's how my luck runs. I usually don't buy them but the motorcycle thing was heavy on my mind since it happened right before I bought my camera.


    Just my 2 cents worth.
    Nikon D600, Nikon D80, AF-S Nikkor VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G DX, AF-S Nikkor VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED DX, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D,
    AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.55.6 G ED VR DX, AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED VR, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Quantaray AF LD 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Tele-Macro(1:2) , Nikon SB 800, SB 600, Expodisc

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