Any ( charitable ) use for an aging dSLR ?

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  • Any ( charitable ) use for an aging dSLR ?
  • cranberry
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    I have a Canon 350d that was kept “as a backup” when I got my 500d and will soon be the backup of the backup as I am getting a 760d in the coming days.

    Looking on Ebay they don’t go for a great deal of cash- understandable as technology improves. I don’t feel that motivated to sell it – is there somewhere that could make use of it in a charitable way – it is stil a camera in fine working condition with a couple of batteries/memory cards, etc ?

    b r
    Member

    is there somewhere that could make use of it in a charitable way

    Yes. Put it in a box and leave it on YOUR shelf – charity for you in case you break your current one?

    stumpy01
    Member

    Offer it to a local college that does photography courses?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Erm…charity shop?

    theflatboy
    Member

    You could freecycle it – I’m a bit wary of doing that with good stuff, as there’s a chance the person who gets it will just sell it on etc., but if you vet them then hopefully it will go to a good home… alternatively, local secondary school / college where they have photography on offer?

    edit – just noticed the college suggestion’s already been made. It’s a good one, though!

    wysiwyg
    Member

    Funnily enough I’m looking for some cheap DSLRs for a photography course with kids at work

    See https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/threads/what-budget-used-camera-with-full-manual-and-manual-focus-for-kids.587144/ so if it’s cheap let me know.

    cranberry
    Member

    Thanks all, waiting for a call back from the photography bloke at my LCP ( Local College doing Photography ).

    cranberry
    Member

    Wysiwyg,

    If the LCP doesn’t want it, then you can have it.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Stick it on ebay and donate the money to Nepal?

    Win (someone gets a cheap but good camera) – Win (charity gets money)

    Premier Icon MikeG
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    Wysiwyg,
    I’ve got a good condition eos 20d I’ve been hanging onto as a backup for far too long, has kit 18-55mm lens and genuine battery grip, possibly an 80-200 usm lens as well, should still have the boxes for most of it. email in profile if it’s of interest.

    1 shed
    Member

    I work in a school helping run a unit for children with with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and would greatly appreciate a working camera. Any offers kindly received, thanks 1 shed.

    cranberry
    Member

    1 shed – would one of these be of any use?

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canonpro1/

    Edit:

    it is not a dSLR, but has a fixed, very good quality 28-200mm lens. It was rather good for close-up work, not least because it has a flip-out screen on the back – something that I have missed on every camera I have had since.

    1 shed
    Member

    Very much so, thanks 1 shed

    cranberry
    Member
    1 shed
    Member

    Cranberry is your email correct in profile? E.g. me@example.com I have just sent you an email.I’m unsure if the profile one still works. Thanks again 1 shed

    cranberry
    Member

    No it isn’t – you should have an email from me if your profile email is not made up like mine.

    Edit – just put my correct email in my profile.

    1 shed
    Member

    YGM thanks

    1 shed
    Member

    Cranberry is the best person on the internet 😀

    cranberry
    Member

    wysiwyg – no reply from my local college – are you still interested ?

    wysiwyg
    Member

    Surely am 😀

    mail me “fixerofphones at gmail. com”

    Thank you please

    wysiwyg
    Member

    Many thanks to Cranberry, camera arrived today, bonus multipack of Haribo to boot – like superstar but much better.

    Kids mega happy.

    Cheers again.

    J

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