From about 2006 through 2014 I used a Nikon DSLR as my “serious” camera, first a D80 and then a D7000, both of which were mid range DSLRs of their time, and I was very pleased with how they both worked for me.
In 2011 I got my first micro four thirds camera, a LUMIX GH2 – this is an interchangeable lens camera format that gives similar quality and capabilities to traditional DSLRs, but in a much more compact format. Panasonic (LUMIX) and Olympus are the two main manufacturers making micro four thirds cameras.
The GH2 I used primarily for video, for which it was excellent – much better than a traditional DSLR. In 2013 I bought the LUMIX GX7 when it came out, which was incredibly light compared to my Nikon D7000, and also had some nice new features that weren’t on the D7000. But the D7000 was still better for wildlife shooting, especially for birds in flight. I continued to use both to some degree, but used the GX7 more and because of its small size and weight. In 2015 I bought the LUMIX GX8 when that came out, which was a bit bigger than the GX7, but felt like a much more serious and professional camera. I quickly switched to using that exclusively for my serious photography, and when I checked my photo library recently I found that I haven’t used my Nikon cameras at all in the past 18 months.
So, I’ve decided that it’s time to sell my Nikon gear, which is still great. The D7000 was introduced in 2010 but still holds up pretty well against today’s Nikon DSLRs. It’s a good inexpensive option either as an upgrade for someone with an entry level Nikon DSLR, or as a backup body for someone with a newer mid to high end Nikon DSLR. Combined with the 18-300mm zoom lens, this is a great step for wildlife photography – for example I took these bald eagle pictures with this setup.
The D80 is older, but would still be a good very inexpensive option for someone wanting to learn the basics of shooting a DSLR, or as a backup body. I also have several lenses, two barely used flash units, and an external GPS logger that will store the location of each photo embedded in the photo itself, without needing any post processing.
Here is the complete list. All items are in excellent condition. I’ll consider reasonable offers, and knock some extra off if you buy multiple items.
Nikon D7000 – $400 (including two batteries and charger)
Nikon D80 – $100 (including two batteries and charger)
Nikon AF-S 18-300mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR – $650
Nikon AF-S 18-200mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR – $400
Nikon AF-S 18-105mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED VR – $150 (practically unused)
Nikon Speedlight SB-700 $275 (practically unused) – includes padded case and accessories
Nikon Speedlight SB-400 $125 (practically unused) – includes padded case and accessories
Opteka geotagger $25
If you are interested, please email me at email@example.com or contact me on Facebook. I’d prefer to sell them to someone local to the Denver, but will consider shipping if I don’t get good local offers, or if you make me a good enough deal :).