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    Default @nd Body, what to look out for?

    When purchasing 2nd bodies, what are the important and minute things to watch out for?

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    Something better than what u already have?

    I just got a D300 and retired my D80 as a 2nd body.
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    Check for any unexpected physical dings or other defects (if not already described by seller) , press all the buttons to ensure they are responsive, and i guess after that its all down to luck lor
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    Default Re: @nd Body, what to look out for?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasp3r View Post
    When purchasing 2nd bodies, what are the important and minute things to watch out for?
    Are you asking about...

    1. Getting a 2nd body (i.e. have another camera body)
    2. Getting a 2nd hand body (i.e. getting a used camera body)?

    The 2 responses you have so far are different, and one is about #1 and the other is about #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    Are you asking about...

    1. Getting a 2nd body (i.e. have another camera body)
    2. Getting a 2nd hand body (i.e. getting a used camera body)?

    The 2 responses you have so far are different, and one is about #1 and the other is about #2
    haha..i'm looking for a second hand D300 actually.

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    Default Re: @nd Body, what to look out for?

    shuttercount
    physical abuse
    responses

    bring your lens and test to your hearts content

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasp3r View Post
    When purchasing 2nd bodies, what are the important and minute things to watch out for?
    firstly, whether the camera works.

    physical defects that have been mentioned, have not been mentioned, whether you accept them

    corrosion on the metallic ends, i.e. battery connections, plugs

    shutter count so that you know how far (roughly, no one can give you exact shutter life) you are to a replacement being due

    but frankly speaking, there are some things that you cannot tell.. so if you do not want to take the risk, just buy first hand. not all sellers are reasonable and some even seek to deceive. caveat emptor.

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    thx all for your advice! =)

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