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    Default What do you think about used Camera bodies?

    For me, I'd prefer to buy a new cam body instead of a used one... why? It's like rubbing your nose with the previous user! (of course I don't think some of you would mind if the previous user was a the attractive opposite gender )

    Used lens still okay, since it has some focal lengths away from the face...

    What do ya think?

    Sorry, don't mean to offend anyone, it's just that my imagination can get really silly sometimes...

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    Default Re: What do you think about used Camera bodies?

    it depends on your bank account

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    I don't mind non-virgins.
    Easier on the pocket too.

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    Default Re: What do you think about used Camera bodies?

    Okay, please let me up the Ante somewhat... Lets say, hypothetically that is, that you pick up a body and looked through the viewfinder, when suddenly you detect a strong organic (non electronic) odor... But the price of the D3 is really really attractive, and it's in 10/10 condition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Okay, please let me up the Ante somewhat... Lets say, hypothetically that is, that you pick up a body and looked through the viewfinder, when suddenly you detect a strong organic (non electronic) odor... But the price of the D3 is really really attractive, and it's in 10/10 condition...
    if price is very good, i buy and sent to NSC for cleaning and servicing.....then i sold it off at a better price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    if price is very good, i buy and sent to NSC for cleaning and servicing.....then i sold it off at a better price.
    But you won't keep it for yourself I suppose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Okay, please let me up the Ante somewhat... Lets say, hypothetically that is, that you pick up a body and looked through the viewfinder, when suddenly you detect a strong organic (non electronic) odor... But the price of the D3 is really really attractive, and it's in 10/10 condition...
    I will buy and then send to NSC for cleaning and then I will support Singapore by buying tonnes of CyberClean and then I will wrap it up in gaffer tape and then...


    I will sell it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    But you won't keep it for yourself I suppose?
    Dunno, actually if i need that camera, i will buy and use lah. Smell can be easily remove.

    I do buy a few 2nd lenses. For camera, the only 2nd hand one is my FM2. I usually will go for a newer range camera, so 1st hand with warrenty is more worth.

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    Actually, I don't mind 2nd hand camera bodies, its just that the asking prices in the BnS is quite ridiculous sometimes...so it makes it easier to justify spending on a new one instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    I don't mind non-virgins.
    Easier on the pocket too.
    me too
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    Default Re: What do you think about used Camera bodies?

    What if there are organic material, like 鼻屎 on the camera..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    What if there are organic material, like 鼻屎 on the camera..?
    or 鼻屎 on the camera sensor?

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    I bought a used 400D a few months ago for Aud $400 as my second camera body.

    It's good except the sensor needs a good clean.

    My reasoning is that the buyers of my photos don't care what I use and pay me the same price whether my camera is $3,000 or $400 and it's faster for me to recoup $400.

    A photo from the used 400D:

    Last edited by Sion; 7th May 2010 at 01:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I bought a used 400D a few months ago for Aud $400 as my second camera body.

    It's good except the sensor needs a good clean.

    My reasoning is that the buyers of my photos don't care what I use and pay me the same price whether my camera is $3,000 or $400 and it's faster for me to recoup $400.

    A photo from the used 400D:



    Uncle sion photo is back in action!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    it depends on your bank account

    Can't agree more....

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    Chio man! Unker Sion! I thought you grabbed that from some pro web gallery!

    But I think it should be the other way round!

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    Quote Originally Posted by papajanggo33 View Post
    me too
    me 3...won't buy a new one unless I fall deeply in love with the particular model...
    *camera model, not female model...
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    Default Re: What do you think about used Camera bodies?

    it is ok if u do know how to check for camera faults etc. Not happy, dont buy, too fussy, dont buy

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    Default Re: What do you think about used Camera bodies?

    If you consider high end bodies like 1D or 1Ds bodies, they are usually used by seasoned PGs. Therefore I assumed the bodies are well taken care of during the course of usage.

    You can find good minty bodies for lower end bodies too, if you have patience.
    Usage may be low due to lost of interest after purchase, or the need to upgrade.
    Of course luck do play a small part when buying a 2nd hand body.

    IMHO, Good Luck!
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    Default Re: What do you think about used Camera bodies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid View Post
    If you consider high end bodies like 1D or 1Ds bodies, they are usually used by seasoned PGs. Therefore I assumed the bodies are well taken care of during the course of usage.

    You can find good minty bodies for lower end bodies too, if you have patience.
    Usage may be low due to lost of interest after purchase, or the need to upgrade.
    Of course luck do play a small part when buying a 2nd hand body.

    IMHO, Good Luck!
    What would be considered low usage exactly? I'm refering to total shoots.

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