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11-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Used *istDL Keep/Sell and Value

I picked up a used *ist DL off of Craigslist today. The body looks to be in good to excellent condition except that the eyepiece cup is missing. The lens glass looks fine but the rubber on the lens is a little dirty. Hood & lens cap also missing, but optically it looks perfect from what I can see. I'm trying to figure out whether I want to sell it here or on eBay or just keep it as a spare body. I had one a bit ago and I forgot how nice and light it was.

Also does anybody know where I can find a replacement cup? Or does anyone have an old beat up body that might have one to fit? I've heard that AE-1 Cups work fine.

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11-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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There are plenty of replacement eyepiece cups on eBay, like this one here for $4 shipped.

I like the istDL. It rarely has battery problems because it doesn't have all the energy-hog features of more modern cameras. It will still be going strong long after all those SR mechanism cameras start going haywire. And, as an added bonus, it will work with most malfunctioning SDM lenses because it only has screw-drive focus.

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There are plenty of replacement eyepiece cups on eBay, like this one here for $4 shipped.

I like the istDL. It rarely has battery problems because it doesn't have all the energy-hog features of more modern cameras. It will still be going strong long after all those SR mechanism cameras start going haywire. And, as an added bonus, it will work with most malfunctioning SDM lenses because it only has screw-drive focus.
Thanks for the tip on the cup. I'm going to try to get around 225 locally and if the person needs it I'll give them the link. I agree about liking the DL, I had one and upgraded to my current K10D. It feels so small and light compared to the K10, I bought it to sell and make a couple of bucks but I'm considering selling my 50 and keeping the DL as a spare body since I rarely if ever use the 50. I made a deal with my wife that I would buy it only to resell so we wouldn't be spending money on yet another camera or lens so I need to recoup my cost by selling it.

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Posted it on company email for 230 and sold it in about 10 minutes. Buyer even had an AE-1 who's eyepiece cup apparently fits.

BTW, bought off of Craigslist for 120.

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Posted it on company email for 230 and sold it in about 10 minutes ... bought off of Craigslist for 120.
Wow, that was a good deal! Wish I could find one that cheap (but I would hold on to it to use as a carefree camera with little worry of theft, damage and such).
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