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Old Jun 22, 2017, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Spouse first, used DSLR to learn on...?

Spouse took a photo class, and I would like her to move up for her Canon P&S, and get her feet wet with aperture, shutter speed in a semi or full manual mode! I was thinking older DSLR, nothing fancy. There is a Canon Rebel XTi available locally with the and 18-55 lens that may fit the bill. Thoughts? She likes far subjects, so, I could add a tele lens to the above.
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Old Jun 22, 2017, 12:59 PM   #2
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Buying a used dSLR is risky. There are lots of mechanical and electromechanical parts that can suffer from wear, and there' no way to tell how much use and abuse a camera has had. If you're looking to a low priced dSLR, I suggest you look at Factory Refurbished cameras. They've been given the "once over" buy a factory trained technician, and been brought up to specs via adjustments of replacement parts, plus they come with a warranty.

For instance, Adorama.com currently has a refurbished 24MP Nikon D3400 with the 18-55 and 70-300 lenses for $419.95 with a 90 day manufacturer's warranty.
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Thanks T., I was not aware of factory refurbs. The kind of cameras i am looking to fit the purpose may not be worthy of a factory effort though!
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There's always KEH. At least they provide a 14 day return or exchange policy if you don't like it.
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