EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34 Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
This weekend, I hope to buy a Canon D30 (second hand), and I hope to part exchange it with my pro90. I bought my camera 10 months ago for £820, so what do you think I should accept if we do do part exchange?
I was thinking in the region of £400-£500 inc. 1 16mb, 1 64mb CF card and 1 battery (oh yeah, and a hoya filter).
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
Used equipment sells for about 2/3 of new (average, depending on condition) in stores.
Person selling it to the store gets 30-50% newprice at most (again, depending on condition) depending on what they trade in for.
If you trade your camera for a used D30 the store won't make a huge profit out of that sale probably. If you bought a new D60 they'd give you more in return.
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
I have to agree with Ben here Dan. Look at this logically and ask yourself some questions.
1) Do you REALLY NEED a DSLR?
2) What's wrong with your current PRO 90?
3)Have you made the best use out of your PRO 90 to justify something extravagant like a D30?
Im currently in the need for new gear and have saved up enough work wages to buy it but before I made my decision what to buy, I weighed up my options, needs and budget! The amount of extravagant things I came up with for example EOS33 + EF70-200 f4L + 2X converter, EOS33 + Sigma 170-500 and EOS33 + 75-300IS USM. Then I weighed things out logically. Im no pro/advanced amateur and dont NEED an L lens. While the 500mm of the Sigma is tempting, it would leave me too long on the 170 end for anything like an A321 size which is all that visits DUB. Then I considered the IS version of 75-300 and I thought to myself, do I really NEED the IS when I could buy a good 400 ISO film like PROVIA 400F for the stuff that really needs slow shutter speeds.
You know what Im gonna go for now? EOS 33 + bog standard 75-300 III USM. I think it will do the job nicely plus Im satisfied with the results people from this site have gotten with it.
My advice to you is make the best of your equipment. WE (im 16, your 15) have plenty years ahead of us to buy these extravagant items!!! Save you money and go buy a top notch Hifi system or something
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
Think you'll be very disappointed with what a dealer will offer you for your existing camera, whatever it is and whatever its condition - only the best will deliver anything close to a reasonable return, and you might not even think that reasonable.
Remember that the dealer has got to make a profit on selling on your second hand camera, and they've probably got to offer a warrantee with it too (and they've got no real clue as to whether its mechanically good). They've also got to maintain a good margin in price between second hand gear and equivalent second hand gear.
I doubt whether you'll get even half of what you paid for it. If you can, sell it privately, but not to a friend because if it breaks you'll cop a lot of flack.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
Martin, I don't know, this is not the question here. I am old enough to buy one, I have enough money (I earn £400 a month from working part time, and doing various other things), I take on average, 300 pictures a week of everything, flowers, sunsets, landscapes, towns, buildings, people (occaisionally ).
I'm not satisfied with my pro90 because of its downsides, poor image quality (and the fact that 10x8 print looks pretty bad), bad zoom etc. I need something where I can get maximum quality, and a second hand camera is perfect.
I don't want to use a standard camera because I don't want to fork out on film, developing, a scanner, because the majority of my pictures are for emailing to other people, putting on websites (a place where I work, a garden shop, is having a website designed and built by my brother and I, and we need a stock photograph for just about everything that it sells, I think all the work we put in will be about £1000 between us). I also have a huge portfolio of sorted pictures on my HDD's, and CD's, some 32.5gb of them.
If I wanted a hard copy (prints or slides), I'd go by me a mid range SLR, a scanner and some nice lenses, but I'm quite happy with buying (with a one year held payment, no interest!!!) Canon lens, preferably IS but I doubt I need it that much.
Btw. Martin if you would like a teleconverter, I would suggest going with the nice 75-300 and getting the olympus B300 from jessops. I know its expensive, but its the best damn one out there .
Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1942 times:
Jessops offered me £400 minimum over the phone for mine without seeing the condition. It was exactly one year old to the week when I got rid of it. They said up to £450 if in excellent condition.
I ended up selling it to my wife's dad for £400 including all my accumulated accessories. He is chuffed with it and I am glad it went to a good home.
I go and visit it sometimes.......
£500 is a good price, plus more for the extra accessories.