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Oct 05, 2012 00:16 |  #16

I've been buying refurbished stuff for the past 10 years never had a single item go bad!

I don't know if i'm extremely lucky or what.


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Oct 05, 2012 00:19 |  #17

I've had two refurb Canons...a 1D Mark III and my current 5D Mark II. Both were excellent. I bought my 1D3 used, but it was in gorgeous shape, and I'm the first owner of my 5D2...I ran EOS count on it, it showed about 180 shots, but it looked brand new, even the factory LCD protectors were still on.

I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up again...


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Oct 05, 2012 00:37 |  #18
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I got a refurbished 450D in 2009 with 65 clicks on it. I put on 10,000 more before selling it. I got a 60D refurbished last year. It is at about 15,000 click. Never a hiccup out of either one of them. I sold my 450D to a professional who wanted a cheap Canon body for his assistant to use. After two years of pro use, it is still functioning, well.


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Oct 05, 2012 06:06 |  #19

I just picked up a refurb 24-105 during the 20% sale last week and it looks brand new. I would consider a refurb lens before new and probably will look for a refurb 5D2 if I don't get a 6D.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 06:16 |  #20

Very happy with my 60D ($640 for body) which I got very early last summer . Had about 40 to 50 clicks on it.

As for trade, some people buy a junker off eBay but I have seen many a Canon camera, usually film type, sitting around Goodwill Industries and Salvataion Army stores. They often have a $3 to $5 prioce tag.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 06:19 |  #21

I ordered a refurbished 7D yesterday, Canon is getting a 1999 Elan IIE film body that hasn't been used for several years (loyalty program). I'm stoked.

Now I need to figure out:
what cards to get for it?
what extra battery to get?
is my netbook memory big enough to use as a "dump" when traveling?
will my version of lightroom work with this?


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Oct 05, 2012 07:25 |  #22

Canon is getting a 1999 Elan IIE film body that hasn't been used for several years (loyalty program).

I never will part with my IIE; it bailed me out in summer of 2011 when my digital died two weeks before a vacation in Jackson Hole/Yellowstone. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the images after conversion to digital by a high end camera store in Jackson (see attached). I might also add that the eye-controlled focus still worked very well.

Give them a $5 P&S, even if you have to get it off eBay.


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Oct 05, 2012 07:37 |  #23

So how did they convert it to digital. If any film body deserved to be saved it would be my EOS3


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Oct 05, 2012 07:43 |  #24

My 5D (original) is a refurb - not one problem in the 5 years or more that I've had it.


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Oct 05, 2012 07:56 |  #25

I'm already checking the Canon Refurb website waiting for a 5D3 to show up. -rick


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Oct 05, 2012 07:57 |  #26

So how did they convert it to digital. If any film body deserved to be saved it would be my EOS3

Simply request the images be burned to a CD at the time of processing. Most of the images were about 2 MB in size and of course JPG only. It was $6, still have the envelopes.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 09:18 |  #27

John from PA wrote in post #15082647 (external link)
Simply request the images be burned to a CD at the time of processing. Most of the images were about 2 MB in size and of course JPG only. It was $6, still have the envelopes.

Oh yeah, I have a scanner too. I just don't shoot film anymore. I have three old EOS film bodies, if I ever use film again, it will be with the EOS3.

I thought you were referring to the mythical 35mm digital canister that was an April 1st thing awhile back.


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Oct 05, 2012 09:41 as a reply to  @ John Sargent's post |  #28

I've had my T2i refurb that I bought throught the CLP about year and half ago. Not one single problem. Camera arrived looking brand new with only 132 clicks on it. I've since bought a refurbished 10-22 and nifty fifty from Canon. Both of which work great and look brand new.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 11:30 |  #29

My refurb 7D looked new and when I took my first shot it appeared to have 11 clicks on it. However, I recently ran a program to determine the number of shots and found that my camera had 1685 clicks on it when I purchased it. I would like to have bought a new camera but couldn't justify the extra money when Canon offered such a good deal on their CLP. I may never buy another body but if I do I won't hesitate to buy refurbished.


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Oct 05, 2012 16:25 as a reply to  @ Sparky98's post |  #30

I bought a refurbed 7D through the CLP 11 months ago. It looked brand new and had 496 clicks on the clock. AI Servo AF was a little off so I sent it in to Canon for service. Got it back a week later and haven't had a problem since. Highly recommended!


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