Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
This DSLR on Craigslist
Old 07-18-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,199
This DSLR on Craigslist

I'm going back and forth on whether to buy this. Thoughts?

Pentax DIGITAL CAMERA w/lens
__________________

__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Leonidas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Where the stars at night are big and bright
Posts: 2,847
Never owned a Pentax, but looked at some reviews. It seems like a good camera, but not a really good camera. The cons I saw were pretty consistent between reviews: Exposures are somewhat off, some features difficult to access and easily understand, and AF is slow (no AF assist).

But, if your photographic needs aren't too demanding, for 300 smacks it's a decent buy. Especially so if this is your first foray into digital SLR.
__________________

__________________
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. - Andrew Jackson
Leonidas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2009, 07:07 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
saluki9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,032
You can get a Canon 20D body for not much more. In addition to being a better camera there will be many more accessories you can add later.
__________________
saluki9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 05:56 AM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,414
id stay with cannon or nikon..

im a nikon fan myself
__________________
mathjak107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 06:11 AM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 11,978
I'm also biased in favor of Nikon DSLR's (and Canon P&S's). At that price point I'd buy a used Nikon D40, you could buy a new one for not much more.

You probably know about it, but this is my favorite source for camera reviews, here's the one you're looking at Pentax *ist DS Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review. Good luck...
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 06:26 AM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,414
i too have a nikon d300, d80 and cannon sd880 point and shoot

i agree d40 with great lenses.... it will perform well and the lenses will hold their value for decades
__________________
mathjak107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 09:41 AM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,199
OK, thanks, good advice. I'll skip this one and think about a Nikon D40.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 10:11 AM   #8
Recycles dryer sheets
SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 212
I have the Pentax *istDL and it's okay, but just okay. That's a higher price than I'd be willing to pay for it. At that price point I'd be thinking Canon.
__________________

__________________
SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seen on Craigslist REWahoo Other topics 58 02-26-2012 10:53 AM
Craigslist > eBay? soupcxan Other topics 30 06-02-2009 08:31 AM
Things seen on Craigslist REWahoo Other topics 1 11-18-2008 12:52 PM
Craigslist Ad Pavo Other topics 12 10-20-2007 12:17 AM
Things I Saw on Craigslist REWahoo Other topics 7 10-26-2006 03:45 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:51 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.