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    Default What to look out for?

    Hi guys,

    I am interested in buying a second hand DSLR but i don;t know what to look out for when purchasing it.

    May i know what are the relevant specification i supposed to look at when purchasing a secondhand DSLR. Thanks

    Cheers

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    Default Re: What to look out for?

    Have you selected one? Check the shutter count if acceptable to you. Physical appearance, test it with a lens. Mount an external flash, try different modes PASM. Shoot continous mode.

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    Default Re: What to look out for?

    yeap take several test shots if you need.
    and please do a search next time, i rmb reading 2 other similar threads.

    and if you are getting the kit lens too, this might help:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311048
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    Default Re: What to look out for?

    - Take shots with different settings to ensure everything is working.
    - Pop the flash and test that as well.
    - Check that there are no dents on the body.
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    Default Re: What to look out for?

    If you are really clueless make some friend who has used DSLR and bought second hand (so has some skill - not just using camera but also buying & selecting).

    Buy him/her nice meal - so they are nice with you.
    Ask for help and get him/her to check the camera.

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    and honestly.. if your knowledge of photography is so limited that you can't even know what basic specs would suit you, avoid sim lim at all costs!!!
    and try reading a nice newbies book at the library.
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    Default Re: What to look out for?

    Quote Originally Posted by victor0306 View Post
    I am interested in buying a second hand DSLR but i don;t know what to look out for when purchasing it.
    May i know what are the relevant specification i supposed to look at when purchasing a secondhand DSLR.
    Have a look at the entry level models of all the camera manufacturers. Next: read up about these models. Clarify questions about features and specs. Your library has plenty of books to fill a weekend of reading and understanding. As mentioned in another thread: check the Classifieds here for 2nd hand pricing. It might be better for you to get a 2nd hand system from a photographer rather than from a shop. Without much knowledge you are just prey to the sales men.

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    Default Re: What to look out for?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3in1c View Post
    Have you selected one? Check the shutter count if acceptable to you. Physical appearance, test it with a lens. Mount an external flash, try different modes PASM. Shoot continous mode.
    How to check shutter count on your own and Ialso own a 2nd hand canon camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe View Post
    How to check shutter count on your own and Ialso own a 2nd hand canon camera.
    Psst. Search here or on google for "how to check shutter count canon"
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    Default Re: What to look out for?

    Ok,thanks.

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