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Advice on buying a used 10D

 
SuperZac
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Apr 14, 2013 11:31 |  #1

Hello all, I'm a high school student taking photography as part of my digital media course. I absolutely love photography, but its hard to borrow cameras so I rarely get to take pictures.

I recently got some cash and I'm looking at buying a used 10D on ebay. Specifically this one:
http://www.ebay.com …meras&hash=item​589e9e78c6 (external link)

What do you think? Terrible idea? Great for super-amateur?
Thanks! :D




  
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Apr 14, 2013 11:37 |  #2

The 10d is in my opinion still a very good camera for a very good price. One thing to note though is it only accepts EF lenses, it does not accept EF-S lenses, which are a little cheaper. For that reason among others it may be advisable to try and save a little more for a canon 20d which does accept EF-S lenses. Google the difference in lenses if you are not sure what is what

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Apr 14, 2013 11:51 |  #3

Okay, thank you. Excellent shot!

So along that same line, I know this goes in a different section but:
What about this lens?
http://www.ebay.com …enses&hash=item​4d0abe0edc (external link)

I'm used to the twist to zoom lenses on the T2i cameras at school- is this the same kind of thing?




  
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Apr 14, 2013 12:18 |  #4

It will work but I would not think it is a great lens. Maybe just go for a prime EF50MM F1.8 to start


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Apr 14, 2013 12:34 as a reply to  @ jaomul's post |  #5

I just have a very limited budget.
What other good EF zoom lenses are there that can be acquired cheaply?




  
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Apr 14, 2013 13:12 |  #6

These are (relatively) inexpensive lenses, usually can be had for about $100;

50mm 1.8 mkII - sharp, fast lens
28-70mm 3.5-4.5 Mk II - sharp, nice medium zoom
28-90mm 4-5.6 Mk II or III - decently sharp, again, nice medium zoom
18-55mm IS - sharp, newer kit lens

These are in the $50 range typically. They are not considered quality lenses as far as speed or sharpness, but they are better then a body without a lens;

35-80mm
28-80mm
18-55mm (older kit lens)

I'm sure there are many others, but these came to me in the couple of minutes I thought about it.


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Apr 14, 2013 14:08 as a reply to  @ KirkS518's post |  #7

Thanks to both of you. I have decided to save up a bit more and get the better quality lenses. Cheers! :)




  
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Apr 14, 2013 15:08 |  #8

Keep an eye out for the auctions rather than the Buy-It-Now listings. I looked through the ended auctions and saw one with a 20D and Canon 17-85mm lens go for about $200! The lens alone is well worth that.

Right now this is really the only decent auction I found with a lens: http://www.ebay.com …meras&hash=item​4172716e31 (external link)


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Apr 15, 2013 22:03 |  #9

I bought a 10D shortly after Canon first introduced them to the market.. I used it for 8 years and got a lot of good shots out of it. Despite its age, it is a capable camera.


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Apr 15, 2013 22:32 as a reply to  @ Jim_T's post |  #10

10d does not take ef-s lenses. get at least a 20d. look at used bodies on KEH or adorama.


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Apr 15, 2013 22:37 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #11

here you go, and there are plenty more.....

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Apr 16, 2013 11:55 |  #12

I bought a 10D right after it was introduced in March of '03. I love the images it produces and still have the camera and use it now and then. But I agree with Ed Rader, if you can get a 20D for about the same price I would get the 20D. The camera operates a little faster and will take ef-s lenses.


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Apr 16, 2013 12:04 |  #13

Save and get at least a 20D as mentioned above. Do a sensor dust check if you can see it in person. Shoot a test shot with the aperture closed down to f16 or so against a bright sky or white wall. The cost of a good cleaning might be cost prohibitive on a cheap camera. You can also clean it yourself but at least you will know going forward what you are dealing with.




  
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Apr 16, 2013 13:27 |  #14

i would go for a 30d if you can, that listing ended at 130. i was able to get a 30d for the same price just gotta keep your eye open for it. the screen might not be the greatest but it alot better than the tiny one on 10d/20d


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Apr 16, 2013 13:30 |  #15

I do have to agree with the above.

As a 10D owner, I can tell you that they can produce amazing images, but they are old and there are better options available.

If the price was 100 bucks or less, I'd say it's worth it, but you can spend not much more and get quite a bit more in the way of features and usability.


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