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# 249377 8-May-2019 13:04
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I stupidly sold my Olympus E-500 with kit 14-50mm(ish) and 55-200mm Sigma lenses a couple of years back.  Now I realise I miss them.  The old point and shoot (Nikon P7000) just isn't the same.  I miss composing shots through the viewfinder, controlling zoom through the ring on the lens, and reasonably fast autofocus.

 

Has anyone got some old gear they'd be happy to let go for not too much cash?  I'm not after a fancy modern mirrorless - if I could get my old E-500 back I'd be happy as larry.

 

Thanks!


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  # 2232964 8-May-2019 13:33
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I'm considering selling one of my Nikon D700 bodies, no lenses. Not sure what they're worth, but hundreds, medium to high perhaps. Great camera, full frame, pro insides with a prosumer strength body. You'd probably be better off with a crop body which would be cheaper.


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  # 2232981 8-May-2019 13:42
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This TM auction 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2043875760&archive=1

 

recently expired.  Didn't sell so they may relist.  Reasonably good deal at $450 (that was the buy-now) in my opinion..

 

Disclaimer: I don't know the seller but I am a bit of a Sony fan-boy.





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  # 2233102 8-May-2019 15:45
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Check out these guys. Great service & very knowledgable.

 

www.photo.co.nz

 

 




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  # 2233111 8-May-2019 15:59
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floydbloke:

 

This TM auction 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2043875760&archive=1

 

recently expired.  Didn't sell so they may relist.  Reasonably good deal at $450 (that was the buy-now) in my opinion..

 

Disclaimer: I don't know the seller but I am a bit of a Sony fan-boy.

 

 

Yeah, that's about the sort of thing I'm after.  I'm not too fussed on brand, in my twenty-five odd years of photography I've owned and heavily used an Iloca, several Pentaxes (film), a couple of Nikons and the aforementioned Olympus.  I don't have the disposable income I used to - moving from IT to the priesthood will do that to you - so I'm looking at the low/old end of the spectrum.

 

Last time I looked at Trademe - I did this a while ago and gave up.  I've done it again -- and it turns out that if you just read all twenty pages in the DSLR category there's heaps of stuff there.  If you try to use computers as Knuth intended and *search* ... yeah, good luck finding anything.

 

I can see a bunch of ~ten year old cameras with a kit lens and a ~55-200 going for ~$250-400 which is about the range I'm after.  I'll be OK unless someone here has a burning desire to sell me theirs and save on success fees.


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  # 2233114 8-May-2019 16:02
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freitasm:

 

I have a Nikon D50 we may be ok parting with - do you want the body only or lenses as well? 

 

 

Really after lenses too, putting together a grab bag of second hand bits sounds like it would get out of my price range pretty quickly.  How bad is the issue of muck on the sensor on something like a D50?  Back when I bought the E-500 which had an automatic sensor cleaner (aka ring of sticky and a sensor shaker), friends with Nikons and Canons would spend what sounded to me like megabucks on getting their sensors professionally cleaned.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2233129 8-May-2019 16:25
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Any interest in a Canon 600D in pretty much pristine condition with a 4500 shutter count?  Comes with a bag and charger.

 

I bought it from a technology leasing company and it's uin such good condition that I wondered if it had sat on a tripod in a studio all it's life so far.  Bought it only a few months ago as my first DSLR and loved it instantly...  and then a 700D almost fell into my laptop a few weeks later (it never rains, but it pours, right?) which I grabbed due to its slightly higher sensitivity for low light as much of my shooting is indoor sports in an arena that has rubbish lighting.

 

The 18-55mm included at no extra charge was splashed at some stage and was sitting in a drawer after its replacement was bought.  It's clean and works perfectly in manual focus mode.  If you switch to auto focus it will only focus 1 in 10 times.  The lens I got with the 600D I've kept and use on my 700D which came bare.

 

$200 including shipping if interested.





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  # 2233640 9-May-2019 12:55
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From a fellow-priest (hence understand the disposable income reduction!), we've got a Canon 450D with EF 50mm 1:1.4 and canon ultrasonic 28-135mm (with optical stabilisation). Offers welcome




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  # 2234099 9-May-2019 20:43
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Looks like a 550D with a kit lens and a 55-200ish lens is $400 or less on TradeMe.  If only all the money I had spent on IT gear I'd spent on cameras, some of my junk drawer might have more resale value.


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