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Jun 19, 2011 09:50 |  #16

To answer your original question, a camera they rate as an 8 can come in pretty good shape or it can be what most of would consider pretty rough. There is a large degree of latitude in how they rate their cameras. I've seen cameras rated EX + that had deep scratches on them. Hope this helps.


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Jun 19, 2011 14:21 |  #17

I'll second the www.keh.com (external link) referral and that of Adorama for used stuff. The latter has levels of used from excellent to bashed about, or something like that. They both will stand behind their products and warranties.

However, I will also second the idea of used being someone elses headache. You have to use the same sense that goes into buying a used car...except that cameras are pretty delicate instruments.


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Jun 19, 2011 21:07 |  #18

tvphotog wrote in post #12620754 (external link)
I'll second the www.keh.com (external link) referral and that of Adorama for used stuff. The latter has levels of used from excellent to bashed about, or something like that. They both will stand behind their products and warranties.

However, I will also second the idea of used being someone elses headache. You have to use the same sense that goes into buying a used car...except that cameras are pretty delicate instruments.


Yes, but dont stores like Adorama, and KEH go over the cameras and make sure they are like new? I mean like parts wise not cosmetically of course :D


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Jun 19, 2011 21:25 |  #19

Shakenbake158 wrote in post #12615689 (external link)
Im looking an at XTi from B&H Photo, and it has a rating of 8 - http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …OS_Digital_Rebe​l_XTi.html (external link)

I was wondering if anyone has purcahsed a camera from B&H with a rating of 8 or another close rating.


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Jun 19, 2011 21:35 |  #20

HTRN wrote in post #12622766 (external link)
May I be honest here? If that is your budget, do yourself a favor and get a good point and shoot camera. Trust me, once you get started, it only gets worse. This is not a shallow pocket hobby. I know. I have over $6,000.00 in photo equipment and thinking about selling it all and taking up another hobby - like Russian Roulette!


I understand where your coming from, but I have had a point and shoot and I really dislike them.


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Jun 19, 2011 21:37 |  #21

Trique Daddi wrote in post #12619418 (external link)
You can usually buy a refurb and an extended 3 year warranty from Adorama and still save money. That's what I did with my 7D. Very Happy!

Happy Shopping!

adoramas warranty and the refibs are hard to pass up. Why buy new when you get a 3yr warranty v/s 1 yr from the factory. Smart way to go in my opinion. I baught my 5dc a couple years ago and it had a shutter count under 250. Was a damaged box brand new camera. I would buy another in a heartbeat and the 3yr warranty seals the deal for me.


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Jun 19, 2011 21:55 |  #22

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I understand where your coming from, but I have had a point and shoot and I really dislike them.

We all do. But they have their place. I'm just saying - you won't be happy with the xti. I bought one used and within a month (give or take) I sold it and got the XSi. Even that wasn't enough. Then there's the lens selection, and of course you'll want a "real" flash. You'll start off with the cheaper models of everything, but you'll see the photos of those with better equipment and you'll just have to have it. Be forwarned, have a good payng job, or get a second job, or both and put your kids to work, too. lol


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Jun 19, 2011 23:25 |  #23

umphotography wrote in post #12622820 (external link)
adoramas warranty and the refibs are hard to pass up. Why buy new when you get a 3yr warranty v/s 1 yr from the factory. Smart way to go in my opinion. I baught my 5dc a couple years ago and it had a shutter count under 250. Was a damaged box brand new camera. I would buy another in a heartbeat and the 3yr warranty seals the deal for me.



Can your buy a warranty on used cameras?


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Jun 20, 2011 00:02 |  #24

The used prices on KEH seem very high to me. $1249 for a 5D classic in bargain condition? That's almost ridiculous.

I'd check eBay, Craig's list, and this forum for better deals on used gear. I'm sure others will say that eBay and Craig's List are full of scammers, but there are plenty of honest sellers and eBay has some level of buyer protection if you use a credit card or even paypal. With Craig's List you need to check out the item thoroughly before buying which might be tough for a first time DSLR buyer. Anyway, that's my two cents.


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Jun 20, 2011 00:14 |  #25

umphotography wrote in post #12622820 (external link)
adoramas warranty and the refibs are hard to pass up. .......I would buy another in a heartbeat ......


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Jun 20, 2011 02:56 |  #26

Shakenbake158 wrote in post #12622661 (external link)
Yes, but dont stores like Adorama, and KEH go over the cameras and make sure they are like new? I mean like parts wise not cosmetically of course :D

No, not all. Used gear is graded, so while we'll clean items and service them, the price you pay reflects the condition of the unit, which could be like new - or suitable for parts only.



  
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Jun 20, 2011 03:15 |  #27

i bought an old film A2E from adorama and it was a E- rating. It came and works great. Cosmetically, its pretty clean other than few scuffs and some worn paint on the bottom.

I wouldn't go with anything older than an xsi, but the real concern is getting some decent lenses.


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Jun 20, 2011 05:58 |  #28

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Seriously, you guys have the best deals on the market with your warranty. Talk about peace of mind. I only buy from adorama and your competitor, B&H.

And give kudos to the guys in your education department. Great training videos and information for the newbs.


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