Buying a used 1DIV, any suggestions?...

Started Apr 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Danack
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Re: Buying a used 1DIV, any suggestions?...
In reply to BigBen08, Apr 5, 2012

BigBen08 wrote:

If I do buy used, any thing I should look for or test? Any common problems with the camera? The AF is complex, so I'll have to thoroughly test it.

I have a checklist I use when buying used 5Ds off ebay, most of which will apply to the 1dMKIV:

http://basereality.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/checklist-for-buying-5d-classic.html

Have you had any good or bad experiences buying the 1DMKIV used?

Not the 1DMKIV, but other cameras. I think you definitely need to use Paypal when buying cameras off ebay. The problem is that the owners are either completely honest (in which case you can get a bargain) or they are trying to flog a camera that they know doesn't work very well.

I've had two experiences where the seller has claimed the camera is in perfect working condition but actually the shutter is on the way out which would be a huge cost to replace, so being able to get your money back easily through Paypal is good thing (for buyers at least).

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Dan
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