Beginner A decent backup DSLR to my D7k

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Given the opportunity would you purchase a second hand D300 as a backup to a D7000. Thoughts please. Thank you
 
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D7200 or D7500, simply because the button layout will be very similar to your D7000 - the D300 or D500 have a different layout albeit not a massively different one.
 
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I used to have a D7000 and D7100. They were similar size and layout.....except for the plus and minus buttons that are in slightly different places but the opposite way around. I was always pressing the wrong one!!

I didn’t get much use of the D7000 after I got the D7100 because I found the AF was a little off on the D7000 after getting the D7100.
 
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Another D7000 unless you can get a D7100 cheaper.

This.

That said, why get a backup at all? cameras rarely fail and 'backups' often spend their lives in bags losing value. If you do NEED a backup the it is good to have the same camera so you can just pick it up and go, the D300 is a totally different camera, different layout, different features (and an older sensor).
 
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This.

That said, why get a backup at all? cameras rarely fail and 'backups' often spend their lives in bags losing value. If you do NEED a backup the it is good to have the same camera so you can just pick it up and go, the D300 is a totally different camera, different layout, different features (and an older sensor).
I like to have 2 of the same bodies, as it is I have 3 but two is good. Minimises lens changes, but I use them both the same as one tends to have one lens on and the other the other ;)
 
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I like to have 2 of the same bodies, as it is I have 3 but two is good. Minimises lens changes, but I use them both the same as one tends to have one lens on and the other the other ;)
Yeah I think if I had two bodies - say for weddings, I'd have a 24-70mm on one body and 70-200 on another body to minimise lens changes. Some may have 35 - 85 etc.
 
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I used to have a D7000 and D7100. They were similar size and layout.....except for the plus and minus buttons that are in slightly different places but the opposite way around. I was always pressing the wrong one!!

I didn’t get much use of the D7000 after I got the D7100 because I found the AF was a little off on the D7000 after getting the D7100.
I am thinking my AF is a bit off on my D7000 and am contemplating sending it to Nikon or Fixation for calibration
 
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