A&P Used Xti...what to look for?

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    ok so i'm being told 400 dollars for an XTI w/ Opteka grip (used very little), box, 2 batteries, charger, software, PC cable, manual, cap, and 4 gig Hitachi microdrive come with it. Purchased the camera from Amazon 6/07.

    How many shutter clicks should the camera have or how many is too many in i guess 8 month period?

    Is this a good deal?
     
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    It's not bad. The grip is a necessity on he XT* series.

    I would say less than 5,000-7,500 would be good for that price.
     
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    There is not right or wrong amount of shutter actuations. It all just depends on how the person before you used it. I know when I had mine for 8 months, I sold it with about 25,000 clicks on it. Some events I started covering could leave me with 1,500 - 2,000 images to sort through.

    As long as it takes pictures fine, autofocus works, nothing seems to be rattling/missing, it should be a good buy. Just make sure you check it out a lot. Take a laptop so that you can upload images from the camera onto your computer to check them.
     
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    :werd:

    I can't stand using an XT/XTi without a grip
     
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    just wait until the XSi is released and buy a new XTi at a reduced price. :dunno:
     
  6. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    I thought about that, but thats almost 2 months away :hs:

    any ideas as to how much it will go down?
     
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    It wont until the XSi loses a significant portion of it's MSRP, so probably 3 months after it's released it'll be $675-700ish, the XTi will be $450ish and the XT probably wont be sold, there might be a golden minute when they're about $300 body only while they sellout.
     
  8. FlashhslaF

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    yup thats too long for me to wait...

    I think i'm just going to go with a brand new unit...i don't want to miss out on the 1 year warranty compared to the 3 month i'll be gettng with a used one.
     
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    Just make sure your budget includes a grip and some good glass.

    P.S. The kit lens isn't good glass.

    P.P.S. Seriously, it's not.
     
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    yea i went ahead and ordered a new xti and the Tamron 17-50.

    why is the grip a necessity?
     
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    the body on the XT/XTi is small, the grip makes it bigger and MUCH more comfortable to hold
     
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    hmm i guess i'll have to see how it fits my hands first....i need to buy some CF cards and a bag first
     

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