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11-22-2009, 09:05 PM   #1
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Thinkin about buying used k20d

And my question is, what is a reasonable amount of shutter actuations on a used camera?

11-22-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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Well I suppose a lot would depend on how much they were asking and the overall condition of the camera. I have 4762 actuations on my K20D and over 14,000 on my K10D. The way the K10D is holding up I would have no problem buying my K20D from me if, of course, I was willing to sell it. Which I'm not:-).
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Also depends on what your own expectations are on the camera - how long do you want it to last, etc.?

I purchased a *ist D after it clocked over 50,000 actuations by a professional, and it performed flawlessly for me for the next 2,000 or so shots I took with it. I then passed it on to get myself a K20D instead.

You'll never know which unit will give up the mirror mechanism ghost next - whether brand new or used...
11-23-2009, 05:27 AM   #4
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ah, okay. I think it has about 5,000 clicks on it and they're asking $500 for it. I probably want it to last at least a couple years, but it sounds like 5,000 clicks isn't all that much.

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I like my K20D

I like my K20D. These K20D did get down to $599 new in USA. I paid $689 a year ago. Maybe you can locate a new one still in Canada? I believe Canadian cameras and lenses come with 2 years factory warranty which is not transferrable.
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5,000 clicks is not a lot. Of course that should not be the only parameter. Check for LCD and body cracks that may suggest it was dropped. Hot or dead pixels? Has the sensor been cleaned carefully or is it scratched? Battery consumption? etc.
My K100DS just reached 11,000 and it seems it will last a long time.

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I purchased a new K20 in April and it now has 2,500 images. My K100, I have had for 4+ years (new) and it has almost 8,000.

5,000 shutter clicks for $500 seems to be a very reasonable deal.....
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Go for it. My K200 has 9000+ and works perfect.

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great, thanks folks!

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