What to look out for?


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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

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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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- 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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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.
 

Rashkae

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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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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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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.
;)
 

Rashkae

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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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