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Thread: What to look out for when buying a 2nd hand camera?

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    Default What to look out for when buying a 2nd hand camera?

    Hi all,

    Due to budget constraints, I'm considering getting a 2nd hand prosumer range camera. Can experts advise on how do I go about checking the used camera to prevent myself from buying a dud? What are some of the things I should look out for?

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    Default Re: What to look out for when buying a 2nd hand camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by airslug View Post
    Hi all,

    Due to budget constraints, I'm considering getting a 2nd hand prosumer range camera. Can experts advise on how do I go about checking the used camera to prevent myself from buying a dud? What are some of the things I should look out for?
    Other experienced CSers may add onto this list.

    Check for:
    • Fungus in the lens (very common in our tropical climate)
    • Condensation (will see this inside the lens)
    • Battery contacts (not rusty or loose)
    • Worn screws or pry marks (when the seller insisted that his/hers camera hasn't been serviced or in 'mint' condition)
    • Banding (take an image and view it in a computer)
    • Necessary software and cables (are they included with the camera)
    • Warranty card and sales receipt/invoice (if still under warranty)
    Last edited by photobum; 14th December 2007 at 09:27 AM.

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