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  1. tkaat

    tkaat TPF Noob!

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    I was just on ritz camera and it seems that they are trying to get rid of there stock of discontinued Pentax *ist DL's and I was thinking of buying one to sell - I live on a island where we only have 1 Dslr seller and he sells Olympus E410's for over $800 :er:.
    But then I am rethinking this for:
    1.it Usb port is a 1.0
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    2.it can not use SDHC cards

    What are your Thoughts on this?
    And if I do buy it should I also buy some equipment for it?
     
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    No, if you already have nikon, look at expanding on this. Nikon makes incredible products available more from just your neighborhood place. Look at Adorama.
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well if you think you can make money off it then I would go for it. Is there a market for Dslrs where you are? Is the question you have to answer. How cheap are they selling them?
     
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    i don't think he was planning on buying the pentax to use it, seeing as he said "i was thinking of buying one to sell"
     
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    Unless you already have the infrastructure for a BUSINESS in place, are ready to pay taxes on all sales, and have done all the work concerned to setup a business plan, I would say no don't do it. I would also say no to non-current stock purchases. All it takes is a small trip to a computer screen to note that your new cameras are "old stock", then you are stuck with them and out of pocket too.
     
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    Thanks for all the input. And I knew before starting this thread that the pentax *is DL was discontinued but was thinking even so someone who wanted a entry-level Dslr would want it because of its price.
     
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    Certainly the *is aren't bad cameras. The 6mp might be a little bit of a put off for the 'must have mp crowd' but I do know the Pentax UG in the UK rather like the is* HOWEVER the DL is the lowest spec of the lot. If it was the DS or DS2 I'd say you might have a plan. The DL however would need to be really cheap to be worth it.
     
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    I'm a pentaxian chiming in here! I tutor students taking the photography class in school. My students use my old istDL when we tutor so that they can instantly see what changing settings can do to a picture. Then we go and use my old Pentax ZX-30 35mm and take pictures on film like is required for class.

    When I have parents ask me about a "cheap" but "good" camera they can buy their students that wont put a huge dent in their wallets, but that can keep up with their kids' needs I tell them to research the istDL cameras. It is a great camera for that first time DSLR buyer. I used mine for years without complaint. Its the camera that I let my son haul around when he wants to play photographer!

    I think if you sold it to someone whose buying their first DSLR, and they don't want a 2000.00 camera, it would be a great buy for them. Maybe buy a prime lens to sell with it to sweeten the pot!
     

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