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    Hi there, I'm getting a 2nd hand DSLR body. What should I take note? SC
    I don't have any lens so it's very hard for me to test out the sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence Ho View Post
    Hi there, I'm getting a 2nd hand DSLR body. What should I take note? SC
    I don't have any lens so it's very hard for me to test out the sensor.
    As per clubsnap rules, please SEARCH before you post. Many such threads, here are some examples:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/gener...ody-guide.html

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/consu...hand-body.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence Ho
    Hi there, I'm getting a 2nd hand DSLR body. What should I take note? SC
    I don't have any lens so it's very hard for me to test out the sensor.
    Borrow a lens, ask the seller to bring a lens or ask someone with more experience to go with you.

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    Do take a look at the links that Rashkae has posted.

    And since you don't have a lens, it will be good to get a friend with one to go along with you, and hopefully he can help you check the camera too

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    Default Re: Getting a 2nd hand body

    Quote Originally Posted by Terence Ho View Post
    Hi there, I'm getting a 2nd hand DSLR body. What should I take note? SC
    I don't have any lens so it's very hard for me to test out the sensor.
    Just out of curiosity: What sensor tests do you want to run? If you need neutral tests about noise then check the review sites.
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    Default Re: Getting a 2nd hand body

    Quote Originally Posted by Terence Ho View Post
    Hi there, I'm getting a 2nd hand DSLR body. What should I take note? SC
    I don't have any lens so it's very hard for me to test out the sensor.
    Buy a body that come with a lens.

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    Default Re: Getting a 2nd hand body

    Quote Originally Posted by Terence Ho View Post
    Hi there, I'm getting a 2nd hand DSLR body. What should I take note? SC
    I don't have any lens so it's very hard for me to test out the sensor.
    It would be best to be able to take some photos with the DSLR body just to make sure the critical functions are all right.
    I suggest you invite your friend (who uses that same brand camera system, and thus has compatible lenses) along to do a reasonably meaningful test. That way you have some confidence when you part with your hard-earned cash
    If you are not able to find a friend who can help in this way, I would advise you to purchase a DSLR with a lens together.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence Ho
    Hi there, I'm getting a 2nd hand DSLR body. What should I take note? SC
    I don't have any lens so it's very hard for me to test out the sensor.
    Why r u getting a body when you don't have any lenses? Suggest to go buy new body with kit lenses. At least can go out and take photos after charging the battery.
    "Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real" -Ansel Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence Ho View Post
    Hi there, I'm getting a 2nd hand DSLR body. What should I take note? SC
    I don't have any lens so it's very hard for me to test out the sensor.
    even seasoned photographers may not be able to fully 'test' the sensor...

    U can get burnt sensors from laser shows (Laser Light Show Burns a DSLR Sensor), long or frequent exposure against direct sun etc.

    for a piece of mind, suggest getting a new body from the shop.

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