Things To look out for for 2nd hand DSLR


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Cullen

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Hi Guy, a noob here seeking advice from the pros...

I'm looking into buying a 2nd E-500... What would be the correct price to buy? And kindly advice on what are the things to look out for, i.e warrenty, lens etc...

Thx Pros...
 

cool-gal

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erm, if im not wrong, tats a discon model rite??
 

dw2chan

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not too sure about the price

but you should look for:
- shutter count (how many pics the camera has taken...the lower the better)
- dust in the body/lens (take a few pics of a light background at the smallest apperature and see if you see any)
- physical damage to the body or lens (scratches, dings, dents, etc)
- any funny sounds when autofocusing, when taking a pic, or any rattles
- choose the smallest apperature and press the depth of field button and look at the apperature blades to see if there's any damage
- make sure zoom and autofocusing rings operate smoothly
- test flash

that's about all i can think of now
 

Cullen

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If He's selling E500 body + 14-45mm and 40-150mm lens @ $900... shutter count >3k...
Is is cheap or ex??
 

headfonz

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If He's selling E500 body + 14-45mm and 40-150mm lens @ $900... shutter count >3k...
Is is cheap or ex??
do a search in b&s for prices of similar sales and you will probably be able get a better idea on the market rate for 2nd hand items.

you can see here http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=171706 for the same model at brand new prices on the market. do take note of the warranty period left as well.
 

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