Camera questions

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  1. Potroast88

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    Ok, I know what most of you are thinking, but I just want someone's opinion on a possible purchase. I know nothing about camera equipment, but I have a chance to buy some gear and I want to know if this is a good deal or not.
    This equipment was owned by a professional photographer here in town who went through a divorce and was forced to unload some of his equipment at a pawn shop. I have known the owner of the shop for many years and actually went to school with his wife, so I know the stuff is legit.
    Anyways, here's what he's got:
    Canon EOS 10d body
    Canon EOS Rebel body
    Canon EOS 1 body
    100-300 lens
    24-70 lens
    18-55 lens
    Canon 380ex flash
    a couple of memory cards, bag, several caps, and few other odds and ends.

    He said I could have the whole lot for $800.00. Is this a fair price?
     

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  3. Potroast88

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  5. erastusboy

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    I'm no expert, but that deal seems pretty bananas. You sure this guy is legit?
     
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    Take it to ridefoto, n00b.
     
  7. Potroast88

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    I don't know any of those doucheb.......people over there. I value people's opinion's here.
     
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    Absolutely positive. Every item that a pawn shop takes in is checked through the Police dept. and they aren't allowed to put it up for sale until it is cleared. I have scored many deals at pawn shops over the years and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this stuff if it is a good deal.
     
  9. narlus

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    the best item by far in that list is the 24-70L lens...it retails for about a grand. the 18-55 is the typical kit lens and not worth much. the 10D digital body isn't bad, but it's 4 generations old now, and the 40D is a much better camera in a lot of ways. i don't know anything about the other cameras, as they are film, but 1 series are usually pro bodies, so i'm assuming it's a good one.

    the 100-300 lens sounds like an older one; maybe the 100-400L replaced it?

    the 380EX flash is also older; i've got the 420EX and it's kinda old at this point (but still works well, though there's no match to the 550/580 flash guns).
     
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    These are all digital cameras, not film.
     
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    in that case, find out if the 1 series is a 1D, 1D Mark II, 1Ds, 1D Mark IIn, 1D Mark III, or 1Ds Mark II
     
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    if it's the 1D, it's a 4MP camera, but was the top dog in the day. that said, it's ~5 years old, and other bodies are obviously better. still, i'm sure you could get excellent results out of it.

    the original rebel body isn't that bad, but probably worth only $200 or so.

    if you want to flog the stuff on ebay, you'd certainly make more than $800.
     
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    I think it is a 1DS. I can check tomorrow for sure, but I think it had a little DS logo on it.
     
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    If it's a 1ds, it makes the package worth $800 almost all on it's own. I had a 380ex I sold for $125 in about 3 minutes online. The 24-70 is a great lens if it is the L version. Worth close to 800 on it's own.
     
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    Let me paraphrase all of this, Brad.

    "Buy the sh*t!!!"
     
  17. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Um if you don't buy this stuff tell me where it's at and I'll go buy it. The person selling this doesn't have a clue...
     
  18. Timekiller

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    agreed, very awesome deal. Jump on it, or give me a number.
     
  19. Potroast88

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    I took few pics of the gear a little while ago. Give me a couple of minutes to upload 'em and you can check it out.
     
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    Here's some of the stuff:

















     
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    The EOS 1 is the D model. He doesn't have a charger for it, so I can't test it, but he guarantees it to work. The other 2 are charged and seem to work perfectly.
     
  22. Timekiller

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    Specs listed on that 10D here.. BTW, that alone is worth a bit more than $300 and that 24-70 lens is worth a bit too. I'd say go for it, you won't be dissatisfied.
     
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    OK lets see rebel not worth much, maybe $200. 10d worth about $350 used right now, 1d worth about $800 used max.

    No idea on those lenses. They are far from high end stuff though.
     
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    Should been $800

    oops?
     
  26. narlus

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    well, the 10D and rebel are both gripped, so that increases their value a bit.

    i guess it all depends on what body you want to use (what sort of photography are you interested in?), and what lenses, and if you don't mind going the fleabay route to sell stuff.

    you could certainly sell all of that stuff and make more than $800.
     
  27. H8R

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    :stupid:

    Piece it out carefully on ebay and buy 1 nice recent model body.
     
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    right now i've heard of people getting new 30Ds for $800, and used ones for ~$600.
     
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    In my experiences, honestly it's not worth it most of the time. I am the king of buying and reselling, but I never seem to make any money. :disgust:
     
  30. narlus

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    you sound like you are the king of buying, but not of re-selling.
     
  31. H8R

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    Camera glass and strobes go for RIDICULOUS prices on ebay.

    Making money on that stuff is a cakewalk if your ad is set up right and the item pics are good.
     
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    New 30D bodies can be had for about $700 online...lose the other bodies and buy one of those.
     
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    id buy the 24-70 and the 100-300 off of ya
     
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    The only reason I was considering buying this stuff was to sell and try to make a little money, but I wouldn't mind maybe keeping one to fool around with.
     
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    well if you do buy it, i will take some of those lenses off of you
     
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    Cool, I'll let you know if I decide to get 'em. I don't really have $800 laying around to spend on camera stuff, but I might take the plunge anyway.
     
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    Yo what pawn shop is this? I need to go there soon!
     
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    None of your damn business!! You'd probably run into something trying to get into the parking lot anyway.
     
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    I'm a good damn driver! At least my car hasn't been broken into yet! bwahahahah! But really, what kind of pawn shop is selling this stuff?
     
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    thanks, let me know