is this camera worth the asking price?

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  • deepmenace 10 Aug 2007 15:45:23 420 posts
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    Hi all, i know there's a good few knowledgable in the field of photography here so i thought i'd pick collective brain.

    someone i know is selling a minolta a2 dimage DSLR for 200 with bag, filter, cap, tripod and a couple of pifflingly small CF cards.

    still a good camera?

    worth the price?

    i've been using a canon IS 2 for a couple of years so i've got a bit know-how about exp, shutter speeds, apeture, etc. i just want for more now....
  • pjmaybe 10 Aug 2007 15:46:18 70,676 posts
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    Check the CCD on the camera, and make sure there's no dead pixels on the thing - Minoltas are notorious for 'em.

    Peej
  • deepmenace 10 Aug 2007 16:53:32 420 posts
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    ok, will do...i guess a dead pixel on a screen with that few pixels = big deal

    is it a good starting point for a dslr for 200 though ( maybe be able to get another 25 off or so ) or is it maybe worth stumping up the extra and getting a brand new one ( you can get a few for around 400 now cant you? )
  • pjmaybe 10 Aug 2007 16:55:06 70,676 posts
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    Not so much the screen as the ccd - mine's got about 3 and they're increasingly annoying the feck out of me at the mo..

    If it's in mint condition though it's a nifty camera for the price, aye.

    Peej
  • Deleted user 10 August 2007 17:08:58
    Canon 350D is about 400 these days, and if you have Canon lenses it's a no brainer.
  • MrCarrot 10 Aug 2007 18:34:54 3,516 posts
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    As much as the A2 is an excellent camera (I loved my A1), I can't help but think it wont be a massive improvement over your S2, it may have a few more features but the image quality probably wont be much better. A 2nd-hand 350D/D70 might be a better bet, even if it ends up a bit more expensive.
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