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Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby BullcreekBob on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:01 pm

Hello folks - I've not wandered by here for a long time so I guess a wave is in order

Recently a toe-rag half-inched my D300. I have insurance that will replace it "the current model" but I don't really know what that is or should be. Should I be expecting a D300S which I believe is still current or is perhaps a D7000 the go? Some specs are better, some are worse so I'm a little confused. I would really appreciate some opinions on this so I can discuss it with the insurance company.

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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:05 pm

Since there is yet to be a D400...I would be asking for a D600....but a D7000 wouldn't be too bad either. The D300s has been offically discontinued, I would argue that the D7000 is a tier below the D300 and ask for a D600.
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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby BullcreekBob on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:16 pm

It seems that the Nikon D300S is still a current model so that's what I'll probably be offered. Now the question is whether I could do better with the money (not that they will actually give me cash) but should I ask for a D7000 'cos it's a better camera?
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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby biggerry on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:06 pm

Hey Bob, good to see you around again.

I would go with what Cam mentioned, push for the D600 and if not go for the D7000. Maybe take the credit and pitch in the rest for a D600 if you want to go FX? if they allow it.
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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby aim54x on Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:45 am

Bummer that they still show the D300s on the website....

but according to this page, it has been discontinued

http://www.nikon-image.com/products/discontinue/camera/

I would talk to them about chipping into getting a D600.
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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby CraigVTR on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:23 pm

Bob I did that a couple of years ago with some lenses. The insurer payed out to the retailer and I paid the rest to upgrade one lens.
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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby BullcreekBob on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:41 pm

Yay !!!!

The insurance company went with the quote they got from Hardly Normal's insurance section. They quoted for a D300S - and they've just contacted me with the "bad news" that a D300S is no longer available so they will provide a D600 at no further cost :) :)

Seems I got the best outcome without needing to do much.
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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby gstark on Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:54 pm

I can sense the disappointment in your voice.

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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby chrisk on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:26 pm

im going thu the same thing right now with my d700. so will be looking to replace with a d800.
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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby Reschsmooth on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:56 pm

Rooz wrote:im going thu the same thing right now with my d700. so will be looking to replace with a d800.


Well, I hope you have the same bad luck as Bob and get the D800 for no additional cost.
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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby aim54x on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:03 pm

BullcreekBob wrote:Yay !!!!

The insurance company went with the quote they got from Hardly Normal's insurance section. They quoted for a D300S - and they've just contacted me with the "bad news" that a D300S is no longer available so they will provide a D600 at no further cost :) :)

Seems I got the best outcome without needing to do much.


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Re: Insurance replacement for D300 should be a ????

Postby chrisk on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:44 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:
Rooz wrote:im going thu the same thing right now with my d700. so will be looking to replace with a d800.


Well, I hope you have the same bad luck as Bob and get the D800 for no additional cost.


oh i will be. lol
will it be a d800 though ? not so sure. i dont much like it. and i dont much like the d600 either. so i want to push for the money and look at a mkiii. nothing nikon is doing works for me right now.
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