Testing camera without lense


Asuma

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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?
 

Octarine

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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.
 

jaRv1s

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hahaha... this sounds like testing a car without starting the engine.... ;p
 

android17

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Testing without lens is as good as not testing..
 

chalib

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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?
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
 

huggable

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

Numnumball

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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
 

SilverPine

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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?
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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huggable

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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?"

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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Asuma

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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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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
 

ovaltinemilo

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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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Wulla

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Agreed.... if u found out a way how to please update in this forum =D
 

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