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New to digital photography - should I buy a D300? [duplicate]

I'm new to digital photography, know basics, and have a chance to buy a new Nikon D300 for $400.00. Don't really want to be limited to an entry level DSLR. Any thoughts? Thank you
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Nikon D300 Slow Shutter Regardless of Shutter Speed

I hope you can help me with troubleshooting this issue. In an effort to better understand my camera (I know, I know, I'm buying a book soon but I need this problem solved ASAP) I started messing ...
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With the advantages of an AF-ON button, why don't all DSLRs have one?

I've just updated my body from Nikon D40X to Nikon D300 and realized that the D300 has a AF-ON button on the rear of body. That button's feature do the same as half-pressing shutter button, which ...
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Is there an inexpensive remote for the Nikon D300s?

The Nikon D50 had a very inexpensive, but reliable wireless remote. Recently bought a D300s but don't want to purchase the expensive Nikon brand remote. Does anyone have a recommendation for an ...
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What is the upgrade path for Nikon D300 with better low light sensitivity?

While I shoot Canon, my brother shoots a D300. We were talking about indoor sports photography. I don't know the Nikon lines, but I know that his D300 is a 2007 vintage, and sensors get better all the ...
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Is my Nikon D3100 a better camera than my friend's D300?

Within the Nikon D range of cameras, which would you say is a better camera? The Nikon D300 or the Nikon D3100? I am new to photography, and have the D3100 and a friend of mine has the D300 and she's ...
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How to operate Nikon D300 in Bulb mode with the ML-3 IR remote

When I put my Nikon D300 on Bulb the shutter opens for as long as I press the shutter release button and it closes when I let go of the button. If I try that with the remote, there is no way to hold ...
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Why does my Nikon D300 have live view disabled with my 300mm f/4?

Recently I wanted to use the live view with my 300mm f/4 AF-S and when I pressed the shutter it did nothing (live view did not start). The live view works perfectly with the 24-85mm AF-G f/3.5-4.5 ...
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Why does my sensor require frequent cleaning?

I have a Nikon D300 and in the past couple years I've found that it seems to require sensor cleaning very frequently, something like once a week or more. I've been dry cleaning with a combination of ...
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Is there a way to use the Nikon D300's timer for more than 999 exposures?

I recently experimented with using the timer in my D300 for a longer car ride (the result can be seen here). That went fairly well, but one thing that bugged me was that the timer stopped taking ...