My situation, I take photos for the local Shrine Center for burned and crippled children. Being its a non-profit organization, nobody makes a dime within the organization. So what I do or get, I pay for myself. During the New Years party my Canon 30D
w/Canon 28-135mm, Canon 580EX flash and BG-E2N grip starting messing up. Push the shutter button down, a second or two later the shutter would fire with long exposure time resulting a very blurred photo. Not knowing what to do, first turned off the flash, no change. then tried taking the batteries out the grip then put back in. Everything worked fine afterwards.
Knowing the most important event of the year was coming up in a few weeks (Potentate/President's Ball) I could not have another camera screw up again so I had to do something pretty quick. Knowing that sending my 30D camera in for repair was not practical, I decided to look for another camera.
I could have bought a new T1i but just did not like the feel of it.
Ended up on eBay. Bought a listed as mint 50D with 1200 shutter actuations, Canon bg-e2n grip, 2 Canon batteries and chargers,Canon 18-55 lens and Canon extended eye piece, bought it last night so have not recieved it yet.
Paid $550 plus a square trade 1 year extended warranty, just in case.
Figured 1200 shutter actuations would probably put it around 2 or 3 years old.
Kind of late to ask, does price sound about right?
Also any Idea what would cause my 30D to go hay wire?
Thanks for your time and thoughts; Hal