If you’re in the market for a used DSLR, now seems to be the perfect time to buy one. Almost everyone has one and as time goes by they get more comfortable with the features and pretty soon they outgrow their cameras. Last month I helped my friend get a used Nikon D60 with an 18-105mm VR lens from the sell section on 248am.com and it was a really nice bargain.
Now of course you may be worried about the condition of the camera and how its been used by the previous owner. The good thing about SLRs is that you can buy a body and lens from different sellers and combine them to have a nice camera. I generally look for physical damage to the body and signs that its been misused by the owner. It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t have the original boxes that the kit came in or is missing the documentation coz you can download it from the manufacturer’s website in PDF format. Here are some links that should help you in finding a good used SLR.
Petapixel.com – Guide to buying a used DSLR [link]
Adidap.com – 10 things to test before buying a used DSLR [link]
Exinearticles.com – Tips on used DSLRs [link]
Brighthub.com – Photography tips [links]