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How well do the semi-pros hold their value compared to the consumer grade Canons?

 
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Jun 02, 2010 08:14 |  #1

I've seen 40D cameras that still sell for $1000 and I thought they were fairly old for a camera. I wondered how long the value between the 50D and the T2i would hold up against each other. The 50D is a good value right now.


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Jun 02, 2010 08:18 |  #2

$1000 is a lot for a 40D right now, some go for about half that. You can get a 50D for the same or less than a T2i at the moment if you look. Both will continue to drop in price. The 1D's cost a lot more so it takes longer for them to drop but they drop. Bodies suck as investments, they depreciate very quickly.

Lenses on the other hand, hold their value very well. They can go up with the price increases.


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Jun 02, 2010 09:29 |  #3

Plus the pro camera's cost a lot more than the semi pro camera's, so you lose more money even if they both drop 1/3 of the price.




  
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Jun 02, 2010 09:49 |  #4

i really wouldn't think of buying a camera that belonged to a professional tho,
imagine what it's been through:) Unless it's really cheap that is




  
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Jun 02, 2010 10:07 |  #5

Why? Pro bodies are made for pro working conditions. You can get an old 1D with professional use and appearance for a song these days but they'll keep on shooting for years and take great pictures. If you drop them, no big deal, they work fine. Use them in rain or dust with a sealed L lens? No problem.


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Jun 02, 2010 10:41 |  #6

Wow $1000 for a 40D these days? They might be selling, but I doubt anyone's buying. :S


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Jun 02, 2010 11:19 as a reply to  @ Jark89's post |  #7

You would be suprised I just had a guy buy my 30d yesterday for 1200 because apperently he checked pices on canons website and then asked if id sell mine, then i said what are you willing to offer he said 12 hundred I immediately accepted, now what to buy as replacement 5d looking very tempting.




  
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Jun 02, 2010 11:24 |  #8

kimmylixx wrote in post #10288825 (external link)
You would be suprised I just had a guy buy my 30d yesterday for 1200 because apperently he checked pices on canons website and then asked if id sell mine, then i said what are you willing to offer he said 12 hundred I immediately accepted, now what to buy as replacement 5d looking very tempting.

bad carma dude. it's real




  
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Jun 02, 2010 11:28 |  #9

Jark89 wrote in post #10288620 (external link)
Wow $1000 for a 40D these days? They might be selling, but I doubt anyone's buying. :S

$1000 does seem high, but I did just sell a low mileage 40D 2 weeks ago for $750.


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Jun 02, 2010 11:31 |  #10

kimmylixx wrote in post #10288825 (external link)
You would be suprised I just had a guy buy my 30d yesterday for 1200 because apperently he checked pices on canons website and then asked if id sell mine, then i said what are you willing to offer he said 12 hundred I immediately accepted, now what to buy as replacement 5d looking very tempting.

$1200 for a 30D? You know what they say:

"If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably isn't"

I hope you got cash!


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Jun 02, 2010 11:34 |  #11

adorama's prices are about what's going rate for used, plus a fee, obviously, for taking the risk for selling you used stuff and standing behind it.

semi-pro cameras are supposedly engineered tougher than plasticky entry-level models and therefore survive abuse better.




  
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Jun 02, 2010 12:10 as a reply to  @ dontcallmeash's post |  #12

Yes I was paid in cash, and about the bad karma qoute lol he offered the 12 hundred I didnt ask for 12 hundred he said he checked on canons website and 1200 seemed fair his decision not mine.




  
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Jun 02, 2010 14:22 |  #13

kimmylixx wrote in post #10289157 (external link)
Yes I was paid in cash, and about the bad karma qoute lol he offered the 12 hundred I didnt ask for 12 hundred he said he checked on canons website and 1200 seemed fair his decision not mine.

That's what it cost new.... like 4 years ago. :lol:


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Jun 02, 2010 14:33 |  #14

kimmylixx wrote in post #10289157 (external link)
Yes I was paid in cash, and about the bad karma qoute lol he offered the 12 hundred I didnt ask for 12 hundred he said he checked on canons website and 1200 seemed fair his decision not mine.

Man, I hope it wasn't a friend or acquaintance.


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Jun 02, 2010 14:42 |  #15

kimmylixx wrote in post #10289157 (external link)
Yes I was paid in cash, and about the bad karma qoute lol he offered the 12 hundred I didnt ask for 12 hundred he said he checked on canons website and 1200 seemed fair his decision not mine.

Just because you were offered $1200 doesn't mean you had to accept it.




  
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