- Why won't my DSLR sell?
I gather that there are a lot of people on here that enjoy taking a good pic or two.
I have my Canon 450D in immaculate condition at £250 delivered, but no-one is biting?
I really don’t know why – according to fleabay this is a very good price for one in immaculate condition, with less than 4k actuaions, all the gubbins and spare battery and remote?
Should I just be patient?!
I know that there are some opinionated Canon aficionado’s out there (Hi PetePoddy!) – go on, tell me what’s wrong!Posted 7 years ago
Canon 450d is fairly old, isn’t it? Just thinking that people might be more willing to spend a bit more on a newer camera than spend £250 on something that is fairly obsolete. Obviously it still works & takes pics, but newer sensors will have lower noise, better low light performance, higher dynamic range….Posted 7 years ago
Thanks – it wnet on for £250 here today, previously £280 or offers.
Re: obselete; that doesn’t seem fair! It’s up with the current entry levels and for a lot less new.
Good point on people getting into hobby; my 400d went with no problems, but that came with a bag…maybe I should buy a bag to go with it, throw in the memory card etc.
Thanks. RichPosted 7 years ago
Dribbling….don’t take it personally. How old is it? Have you seen the improvement in digital body performance? I’ve got a d80 & while it works well & I am not about to upgrade any time soon, I am under no illusion that it is outclassed by newer bodies – my mate’s d3100 was the base NIKON body at the time he bought it, but will outdo it in low light performance, I reckon. Admittedly, it doesn’t have certain features but that is a marketing thing.
Aside from the lenses, buying a digital body is a bit like buying a laptop. Don’t expect it to be worth much in 5 years…Posted 7 years agoPeterPoddyMember
If something won’t sell it’s generally too expensive
I reckon £250 for a 450D is £50 over the top
There’s someone been trying to sell a 350D for £200 as well. Which is deffo over the top. A 400D kit with 18-55 lens is worth under £150 on eBay.
I sold my 400d for £135 with no lens but spare batteries and 3 memory cards and thought that was very fair.
£200 maximum for a 450D with kit lens IMO.Posted 7 years ago
Andyl – you’re an arse; I’m not responding to that. Ok, apart from that 🙂
Stumpy01 – Fair point; I have a mate who knows a lot more about photography than I and he runs a 50D with a variety of lenses and whips me with his photos. This is not for the value to body v lens though, just curious as to why a relatively well respected camera with kit lens and little use in immaculate consition isn’t gathering interest at market price?!
Re: laptop; I think you’re not being completely fair there – my laptops have been useless after about 24 months; this camera is 3 years old and works as well as the day it was born!Posted 7 years agobutcherMember
I’m not well up on prices at the moment, but a 350d, which yeah, isn’t quite as nice (smaller screen, etc) is not really much different and only a year or two older, you can easily pick up for £100.
On the other hand, for not much more (£250-£350 maybe), you can pick up a 30d or 40d, which is an all round more serious camera (and popular with the amateur photographers out there).
I think it’s just getting on a bit now, the 450d. Decent camera, and will probably make a decent buy for someone, but there’s loads of newer stuff on the market. And you can buy brand new kit for not much more.Posted 7 years ago
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