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do you guys keep older DSLR for sentimental reasons?

 
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Jun 03, 2010 05:29 |  #16

My oldest is my 5D and it still gets plenty of use!

(The four FD film bodies I have, well, that's a different story...) :rolleyes:


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Jun 03, 2010 05:40 |  #17

No... if it's not used anymore it gets sold, donated or thrown out.

I can just imagine if I had kept everything I had bought in my lifetime.


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Jun 03, 2010 06:38 |  #18

Sell my older DSLR!? Hell no, I've still got all my old film cameras!!


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Jun 03, 2010 06:47 as a reply to  @ Sorarse's post |  #19

I sold my first DSLR (Pentax *ist DS) to a good friend of mine, so I can "visit" it whenever I want.




  
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Jun 03, 2010 07:01 |  #20
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I am holding on to my 400D as potential backup, though I can't see why I can't get another faster camera, and use that as backup

I am also using it for experimental photography, whatever that means




  
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Jun 03, 2010 07:02 as a reply to  @ RichSoansPhotos's post |  #21

Nope. I hand them down to my kids that want to start playing with a DSLR instead of a P&S.


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Jun 03, 2010 07:06 as a reply to  @ egordon99's post |  #22

Keep 'em. I even kept my IX Lite. I know I could get 2 grand for it on Ebay but it's so darned cute.

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Jun 03, 2010 07:27 |  #23

I still have my film cameras but gave my Canon Rebel and lens to my nieces daughter to help her get started in photography


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Jun 03, 2010 08:32 |  #24

Can't say I have any, but I do have a drawer with 4 powershots I can't seem to part with.

They go places I wouldn't feel comfortable taking anything that cost more than 100 dollars out to.




  
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Jun 03, 2010 08:35 |  #25

i keep it if it works.




  
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Jun 03, 2010 08:39 |  #26

I use them 'til they don't work so well and they aren't worth the time and effort to sell them.
On the other hand, if you want to buy a used 300D with a temperamental battery compartment door, a G1 or an original 75-300 IS.. make me an offer :)

I also have an old Pentex ME Super with a stuck shutter and assorted lenses that also wouldn't be worth the cost of shipping.


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Jun 03, 2010 08:46 |  #27

Oh, to be able to hold on for sentimental reasons....this girl has to have to cash to upgrade to the next body.




  
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Jun 03, 2010 08:55 |  #28

As an engineer (/technician depending on your view) I am very bad a hoarding. I've still got my Pentax film SLR which was my fathers who gave it to me when he got his Canon EOS 10. I now use his lenses and keep both film bodies for that one time I might go back to film!
Looking through the Pentax VF takes me back to my childhood holidays, I could never part with that.
But to answer the original Q about DSLRs - I recovered my 400d from the insurance company and use it as a 'spare' body (only the flash is broken, but BER), I think in the long term I'll keep hold of my 450D as well, unless I am ever rich enough to upgrade / the trade in is attractive enough.
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Jun 03, 2010 10:39 as a reply to  @ broadcast_techie's post |  #29

I've still got my 300D I bought new in December 2003. It still works good as new, albeit with a few scratches and dings.

Now I use it with manual focus lenses (with Fotodiox adapters) or just for fun things like parties or whatnot. It's great having an old dinger on hand for taking along to places you'd be afraid to take your nice gear. :)


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Jun 03, 2010 10:43 |  #30

Sold my 40D in order to fund my 5dmkii. And now i'm looking for a 1.6x body again doh. I did get alot more than what they are going for now in the classifieds.

I figure Camera bodies hold the worse value. Just sell right when you know you don't have use for it. If you find you need another.. go pick one up. You'll probably get one for less




  
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