Used Canon 40D...How much would you pay?

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  1. Blossom101

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    I posted a few days ago about a complete package that I had the opportunity to buy. After reading all of your advise I emailed to guy and asked him would he be interested in selling just to camera body. He said make an offer. He said he has only had the camera for 8 months. What is a fair offer?

    I would need the charger for the battery also wouldn't I?

    I was thinking if I could get a deal on this used Camera I could put more money into a good lens and have a really nice set up.
     
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    Well, ever since the 7D has come out they have dropped in price a fair amount. I think that in general a fair price is around 500-600USD. Most of the time the battery and charger is included... but if not they're relatively inexpensive to pick up online.
     
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    A good condition 40D should be around $600 plus or minus. The Kit lens that came with the camera (EF 28-135mm IS) should be around $280 - $300 in good condition. (I sold one 40D in good condition on craigslist for $600 few months ago and a like new condition of the kit lens for $300)

    If both body and lens are in good (or like new) condition, I will say if the seller sell it for $800 will be a very good price. $900 is still good. Again, it depends on the condition of the equipment.

    Also, if you get the body, make sure you get everything except the lens, lens manual.
     
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    Thank you for your quick response. What all should I get with just the camera body?
     
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    Help me think of questions I need to ask him about the camera.
    Will I get the manual that came with the camera, the battery charger,?????
    What condition is the camera in Fair, Good, Like new?
    Is there any type of warranty still on the camera? (He said he bought it 8 months ago)
    Maybe I need to ask if he bought the camera new?
    Any others you can think of?
     
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    Would you ask him if he could email you some pictures taken with the camera?
     
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    Ask him what comes with the camera if you just buy the body.

    Let me see what should come with the camera..... the camera itself, manual (you can download a digital copy from the web), camera strap, a viewfinder cover (usually it is mount on the strap), original battery (Canon shipped with a battery cover. Use the cover when battery is outside the camera to avoid metal object short the battery), original battery charger, the round cover that cover the lens mount on the body (when you store you camera without lens) ...

    That is all I can think of now.

    If you meet the seller locally, bring couple lenses, a Canon compatible flash, a CF card and a laptop with CF memory reader.

    Mount the lens and see if the lens work with the body such as autofocus. Change the aperture to a higher number and press the DoF preview button to see if the aperture works. Mount the flash and see if it works as well.

    Take photos with the camera, upload them to the laptop to review them. You can also use Av mode and set the aperture to a larger number such as F/22 and take a photo of the sky (day time) and review it on you laptop. If you see some dark spots, the camera sensor may have dust. (not a big deal since it can be cleaned). But do try taking photos with different settings and see if they all come out good. Of course I am not talking about award winning photos ... you know what I mean.

    Locate the camera manual on the web and read it ahead of time, so when you try the camera out, you know what to do.
     
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    The cheapest I've seen a 40D body for locally was $499 (still kicking myself for not buying it). Most have been in the mid to high $500's.
     
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    Ritz had them on sale, new 699 or 799 last week.
     
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    I bought mine about 3 months ago for $600 - it had a few hundred pictures taken and was 9 months old - just the body, but got everything else, manuals, battery, charger, etc.

    I think $500-600 is a good price for one in very good condition.
     
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    Yeah, I would be careful spending more than $600 for one right now. The 7D just released making the 40D three generations old now. Since the 7D just released, a flood of 40D's will be hitting the market. A lot of people waited for the 7D as they didn't see the 50D as being a big enough upgrade. Now that it's out, lots of 40D's will be hitting the used camera shelves.

    That means the price will drop like crazy as the supply far out strips the demand.

    Just keep that in mind.
     
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    argh!! this is just like computer CPUs :grumpy:
    40D was released in late 2007 and two years later it's already obsolete
    I wish my parents are rich :(
     

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