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    When buying 2nd hand bodies without any lense included, and if I am not able to borrow any lense, how do I test the body?

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    Borrow a lens (which should be tested before to be working fine). Otherwise you might not notice possible communication issues with the lens.
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    hahaha... this sounds like testing a car without starting the engine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaRv1s View Post
    hahaha... this sounds like testing a car without starting the engine....
    Without tyre ba. Engine is the sensor XD
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    Testing without lens is as good as not testing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asuma View Post
    When buying 2nd hand bodies without any lense included, and if I am not able to borrow any lense, how do I test the body?
    Welcome to CS

    I guess you have never own a DSLR before if you asked this kind of question.

    Reschedule the appointment when you are able to have a lens to test

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    You can ask the seller (politely) to bring a lens to let you test out the body.

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    Welcome to CS
    Take the shot!

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    Welcome to CS

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    Welcome to CS
    My take is better request for seller to lend u a lens for testing before u close the deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asuma View Post
    When buying 2nd hand bodies without any lense included, and if I am not able to borrow any lense, how do I test the body?
    Interesting, may I ask why you want to buy a camera without any lens. What do you plan to do with the body, and do you have any plan to buy lens ?

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Testing camera without lense

    Probably TS is buying a lens and a body separately, from 2 sellers.

    Hope the next question is not "How to test a lens without a body?"

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPine View Post
    Interesting, may I ask why you want to buy a camera without any lens. What do you plan to do with the body, and do you have any plan to buy lens ?

    Cheers!

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    Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.

    Had brought a friend along for the viewing and he kindly brought his whole lens collection and helped me with the testing.

    Right, I plan to buy body and lense seperate from 2 sellers

    Thinking of skipping kit lense and get a faster walkabout lense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asuma View Post
    Thinking of skipping kit lense and get a faster walkabout lense
    You should!
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    Right, the correct way is to get a experienced kaki to help u test the camera body.
    As u might not know what to test for, even if u had a lens

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    welcome to the club!

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    No lens can't tell the condition of the sensor...what if LCD, buttons etc all works at condition 10/10 + cosmetic 101marks....but sensor is scratched during careless blower session..no lens, can't tell...ask seller to bring lens to confirm....

    If you have the budget for a fast walkabout lens...of course(I don't even wana write "why not") coz it's essentially good...haha
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    You can't test body without lens and vice versa.
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    Agreed.... if u found out a way how to please update in this forum =D

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    Default Re: Testing camera without lense

    Quote Originally Posted by Asuma View Post
    When buying 2nd hand bodies without any lense included, and if I am not able to borrow any lense, how do I test the body?
    No. 01

    Punch a hole in the center of the body cap.


    No. 02

    Test your new pinhole DSLR.
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