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    Refurb A900 from Sony worth it today?

    I found Sony is selling refurbished A900 and with EPP I can get it for $2000 including 3 years of Sony warranty with accidental protection (directly from sony).

    My main interest for A900 is based on what I have read about it online and though old it still has 24MP sensor. I primarily shoot people and some landscape stuff and looking for Zeiss 24/50 and Sony 85mm as my kit. I have no interest in video (iPhone is good enough for me)

    With this background do you think its still worth going for Sony A900 refurb instead for $2000? instead of say A99 or used A850/A900?

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    Re: Refurb A900 from Sony worth it today?

    I think $2000 is very expensive for a 5 year old technology camera. No question I still love my A850 but I only payed $1650 for that (new) in 2010. You can get a new A99 from SonyStyle for $2300 and refurbished I've seen them far below $2000. Obviously all of this is with less warranty and no insurance so you'd have to factor in how much that is worth for you.

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    Re: Refurb A900 from Sony worth it today?

    Considering that the A99 including vertical grip is 2,3K, no, I would not pay that for a refurbished camera with 3 years warranty.

    Sony Alpha a99 DSLR Camera (Body Only) SLTA99V B&H Photo Video

    Having said that, I love my A900 and if them refurbished would sell for 1K plus 3 years warranty, I would buy a second one in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Refurb A900 from Sony worth it today?

    In this case I think you're paying more for the warranty than the camera and it's been priced as such. Still too much, I think.

    Sorry to hijack this thread but I've got a problem with my a900 that I wonder if anyone knows the answer to?

    The camera suddenly read "Camera Error" and won't shoot. I presume it's firmware corruption but can't reinstall the firmware. When I turn it on and press the menu button at the same time, I get nothing - except my menu. Anyone know of a trick to force it to accept the installation? Thnks

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    Re: Refurb A900 from Sony worth it today?

    Great Camera.

    Terrible Price.

    See RYC's ad in the F/S section for a like new A99 with grip for $2K asking price which still has factory warranty.

    Personally, I wouldn't pay $2K for an A900 no matter what.

    A900 in mint condition should go for about $1K buy 2 if you are worried about a failure.

    In a couple of weeks new stuff will be revealed at Photokina. I'd wait until that shoe drops to see the effect on
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    Re: Refurb A900 from Sony worth it today?

    Quote Originally Posted by sagar View Post
    With this background do you think its still worth going for Sony A900 refurb instead for $2000? instead of say A99 or used A850/A900?
    Not worth it. You can buy both a850 & a900 for less, used, but in a great shape.
    a850/900 were built very well and outlast the warranty period without issues.

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