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Divonna Ratliff
Buying a used camera
on Jan 28, 2009 at 4:16:45 pm

I am looking at a 4 year-old DVX100a that is selling for $1500, along with a Porta Brace case, a Sennheiser shotgun and some smaller accessories. A Bogen tripod would be an addition $200. Is this a good price for a camera this old? What questions should I ask the seller? And what should I look for when I inspect it?



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Noah Kadner
Re: Buying a used camera
on Jan 28, 2009 at 7:11:02 pm

How many hours are on the heads and has it been serviced recently. Also how does it look cosmetically. I think you can find a newer one for that much $.

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Divonna Ratliff
Re: Buying a used camera
on Jan 28, 2009 at 7:29:07 pm

Thanks. Yes, I saw a new one at Sonic Camera for $1250, but I was thinking if it was in good shape the case & the microphone might make it worth it. Maybe if he threw in the tripod too for the 1500, but I think it might have seen some use.

By the way, how many hours on the heads should be considered too much?

I appreciate your response, thank you!



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Noah Kadner
Re: Buying a used camera
on Jan 28, 2009 at 10:27:56 pm

Well that depends on how hard the hours were- did they use a cleaning tape regularly etc. I'd say over 1000 hours and I'd be cautious. There's a brand new DVX100 in this forum you can get for 2000 btw.

Noah

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Divonna Ratliff
Re: Buying a used camera
on Jan 28, 2009 at 10:37:31 pm

Thanks for your help!

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