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    Hi Guy, a noob here seeking advice from the pros...

    I'm looking into buying a 2nd E-500... What would be the correct price to buy? And kindly advice on what are the things to look out for, i.e warrenty, lens etc...

    Thx Pros...
    Last edited by Cullen; 9th August 2007 at 09:18 AM.

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    Default Re: Things To look out for for 2nd hand DSLR

    erm, if im not wrong, tats a discon model rite??

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    Default Re: Things To look out for for 2nd hand DSLR

    not too sure about the price

    but you should look for:
    - shutter count (how many pics the camera has taken...the lower the better)
    - dust in the body/lens (take a few pics of a light background at the smallest apperature and see if you see any)
    - physical damage to the body or lens (scratches, dings, dents, etc)
    - any funny sounds when autofocusing, when taking a pic, or any rattles
    - choose the smallest apperature and press the depth of field button and look at the apperature blades to see if there's any damage
    - make sure zoom and autofocusing rings operate smoothly
    - test flash

    that's about all i can think of now

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    Default Re: Things To look out for for 2nd hand DSLR

    If He's selling E500 body + 14-45mm and 40-150mm lens @ $900... shutter count >3k...
    Is is cheap or ex??

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    Default Re: Things To look out for for 2nd hand DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Cullen View Post
    If He's selling E500 body + 14-45mm and 40-150mm lens @ $900... shutter count >3k...
    Is is cheap or ex??
    do a search in b&s for prices of similar sales and you will probably be able get a better idea on the market rate for 2nd hand items.

    you can see here http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=171706 for the same model at brand new prices on the market. do take note of the warranty period left as well.

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    Default Re: Things To look out for for 2nd hand DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Cullen View Post
    If He's selling E500 body + 14-45mm and 40-150mm lens @ $900... shutter count >3k...
    Is is cheap or ex??
    it is a reasonable price
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