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    Help with second camera

    Good Morning,

    I have a 500D & want to get a camera for my husband. I cannot afford another one of these. I love mine & would really like to get him one but my budget just will not stretch that far.

    Can anyone offer help on a good quality camera that he can enjoy & that will also take good pics? Nothing over the $800 mark

    I know this is a long shot but worth a try. Thank you

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    If you dont mind 2nd hand then I'm sure you will pick up a nice DSLR somewhere. Stick with the Canons and that way you can share. You can then " hand down " your old lenses when you upgrade. Happy hunting.

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    I would also say 2nd hand is the way to go. Most people sell their bodys when they have only taken less than 10k images which is just a 1/10ths or even less of the actual live span of the camera.

    I bought both of my cameras 2nd hand and saved a ton of money.

    I got a 40D for $530, Shutter actuation under 4k. If you look around a bit I am sure you can find a similar deal.
    Constructive criticism is most welcome!!!

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    Thank you so much for your replies. I will check out ebay. Shame the classified section is no longer on here. I think I seem to remember Rick said it was going over to another site. Would you happen to know where? I love the Canon & he likes it to so wish e luck!

    Thanks again & much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mircula View Post
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    Thanks for that Mircula & Kym :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinook View Post
    Good Morning,

    Nothing over the $800 mark

    I know this is a long shot but worth a try. Thank you
    Lots of cheap XXD series on eBay, but beware as always. I think there is a thread here recently about eBay scams...

    Also consider buying new.

    How about chipping in $99 to your $800 for a brand new 50D?

    http://d-d-photographics.com.au/canoneos50d.htm
    "The greatest camera in the world is the one you hold in your hands when shit happens." ©2007 Raoul Isidro

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    Keep an eye on the prices their slowly dropping or pick up a 2nd hand 350D-400D-450D - but as above make sure its Canon so you can share lenses
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    Raoul Isidro & Jeffde,

    I will keep my eyes on things. I think now if I can save that extra few hundred & put it towards some things for the cameras. I am just starting out so still have to get a tripod etc etc. The $800 was really pushing it. I think it is worth keeping an eye out for a used one. I had a look on the Camermarket site & it looks good. I see people are up-grading to new models. I just thought it is good we have found something we can do together. Thanks again

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    If anyone hears of one going please let me know. Thank you

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    shopbot.com.au is good - I have seen others on here saying to use it though some stores are better than others - do research on the store/s you are buying from first.

    You can get a 500D and kit lens for under $800 it looks like it on there.

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