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1D 4.2 MP Value

Paul OReilly , Sep 09, 2007; 06:26 p.m.

Wanted to get some feedback. I payed 1350.00 for a 1D 4.2 MP camera with a 75- 300 IS 3.5-5.0 Lens with battery charger and 1GB CF card with charger. Just wondered if I was robbed on the deal. I am new to all this and I think I got an average deal at best. Thanks for any input.


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Emre Safak , Sep 09, 2007; 06:33 p.m.

I'd rather have a 40D but that is just me. What difference does it make now that the transaction is complete?

Johnson D. , Sep 09, 2007; 06:36 p.m.

I don't know the answer to your question (and it's easy enough for you to find out on your own via e-bay, keh.com, etc...) but I am curious about what action you plan to take when you find out one way or another? I'd hate to say you were ripped off and then have you go out and kill the guy or something. Just kidding, sort of.

Paul OReilly , Sep 09, 2007; 06:36 p.m.

I will know better than to do business with them again in case it was a bad deal.............

Leopold Stotch , Sep 09, 2007; 07:45 p.m.

You should have asked this before you bought it, but its worth $800-$1000 on its own (Incl. charger).

Lindy Stone , Sep 09, 2007; 07:54 p.m.

I'd second the 40D new in the box with 1 year canon waranty.

I buy used lenses. I never buy used dslrs.

40D issue price is less than you paid. One repair will hurt. Two repairs will really hurt if canon even fixes them still?

That said I own one of the first made Canon F-1 film bodys in like new shape from February 1971 that I bought 12 years ago. Still works perfect some 36&1/2 years after it was handcrafted out of brass and gears. One cannot assume this longevity for a dslr.

So yours might be worth $1350 book value. But not to me. Not even worth $500 to me. Ebay's clogged up with old canon dslrs now. Looks like alot people want to trade up into the new $8,000 full frame probody and the $1,299. 40D.

Charles . , Sep 09, 2007; 09:16 p.m.

I think you got an ok deal-- not great, but not bad. I wouldnt worry about it, enjoy your camera.

Christopher Hartt , Sep 09, 2007; 11:52 p.m.

Yeah, I'd go along with Charles' response. The analogy would be buying a used Mercedes when you could have had a new Toyota. You'll be producing the best 4.2MP images around with your new (used) Mercedes.

Alex Di , Sep 10, 2007; 12:30 a.m.

Despite the 40D's charms, I'd wager the 1D still has a better AF system. And of course, the build quality is a significant step up. For everything else save framerate, the 40D is well ahead. Even the RAW buffer is larger.


Keith Lubow , Sep 10, 2007; 05:17 a.m.

That is a good price for one that is in near mint condition with all original contents of the box and two batteries. Otherwise, it is high.

The 40D is no 1D. They are not in the same league. I wouldn't feel bad about going for the used high-end model over the new midline model for the same price. It's all about what you shoot, and your tolerance for crappiness of build. You have the much better camera. Sweet, simple, fast, to the point, and easy to manage files. If you can't do it with that thing, you probably can't do it with anything. 4Mpix is just perfect. Shoot JPEGs, sit back and enjoy one of the best cameras ever made.


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