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    Quote Originally Posted by brian steinberger View Post
    I guess I just think it's sad because when we purchase our gear (film cameras) we are assured it will hold value. Hell I've bought into systems knowing that if it didn't work for me for whatever reason that I could still sell it and get my money back out of it. Digital is disposable. You buy a camera, then 3 to 5 years later you upgrade. That's what sad to me.
    Good lenses seem to be holding their value quite nicely, and they often make up a significant portion of the photographer's investment.

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    who gives a shit !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustavo_Castilla View Post
    who gives a shit !
    Are you directing this at a particular post, or just making a general statement about life the universe and everything?

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    how is the poor man going to sell this camera with us all on here fussing about, BTW still have and use my d70 and think it's a wonderful camera. 250 is a great price if I didn't have one I'd take it, good luck with sale Gustavo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    It is not sad, except maybe for those who do not keep their equipment long before selling it...and even then it is not sad, because no one is forcing them to sell so soon/often!

    For everyone else, it is great! A 10D, 20D, or D70 for just a few hundred bucks is a good deal! On an absolute level, they are no less good than they were when they were brand new...and even on a relative level, compared to the models that have replaced them, they still aren't that bad.
    Amen! I'm always a couple of generations behind on purpose...When the Canon 30D came out, I was shooting with a 20D, when the 40D came out, I added a 30D to my collection, then a 10D. I ended up selling the 10D/20D and picked up another 30D...so, in the age of 50Ds, I'm shooting with a pair of bargain-priced 30Ds. The original owner of the 10D bought it for around $2,000 with taxes. I bought it off him with a grip, extra batteries, etc for $300...it was an amazing camera! I ended up selling it for $320 a year and a half later. The 20D I used for a couple of years and sold it for what I paid for it...and to this day miss it, it was an excellent camera. The 30Ds...well, I've always had a soft spot for them...I'll shoot them 'till the shutters drop out...even if by then Canon will be marketing their hyper-super-amazing 300MP 150D.

    I'm trying not to get off topic...hoping this will help the OP sell his camera haha. My point is: older gear can still be wicked quality and they tend to not lose their value much anymore, so if buy one, then change your mind, you'll likely make most of your money back.

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    This is ridiculous. People can offer for sale their digital gear in the Misc. section of the classifieds. It's tedious for the seller (and the rest of us) that every time someone lists a digital set up for sale that we start having all these tired film and digital arguments. That's what the soap box is for. Don't hijack someone's classified ad. It benefits APUG if he's able to sell it here.

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    I have a D70s and a D700. The D70s is an outstanding camera and makes wicked 11x14's, maybe bigger I haven't tried. The price is fair.
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    Is it a D70 or the D70s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian steinberger View Post
    I guess I just think it's sad because when we purchase our gear (film cameras) we are assured it will hold value.
    I have a sales receipt for a Minolta XE-7 and 50/1.4 for $400 in mid-70s dollars that would disagree.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LowriderS10 View Post
    Amen! I'm always a couple of generations behind on purpose...When the Canon 30D came out, I was shooting with a 20D, when the 40D came out, I added a 30D to my collection, then a 10D. I ended up selling the 10D/20D and picked up another 30D...so, in the age of 50Ds, I'm shooting with a pair of bargain-priced 30Ds. The original owner of the 10D bought it for around $2,000 with taxes. I bought it off him with a grip, extra batteries, etc for $300...it was an amazing camera! I ended up selling it for $320 a year and a half later. The 20D I used for a couple of years and sold it for what I paid for it...and to this day miss it, it was an excellent camera. The 30Ds...well, I've always had a soft spot for them...I'll shoot them 'till the shutters drop out...even if by then Canon will be marketing their hyper-super-amazing 300MP 150D.

    I'm trying not to get off topic...hoping this will help the OP sell his camera haha. My point is: older gear can still be wicked quality and they tend to not lose their value much anymore, so if buy one, then change your mind, you'll likely make most of your money back.
    I still use the 10D myself. It is my only digital camera. It is beat to hell, but has under 20,000 clicks on it. I would still recommend one of these with what they are selling for these days, as I would recommend this D70 for $250. The fact that depreciation hits digital equipment very hard is something that should be taken full advantage of, especially by those of use who put most of our photography money into film stuff, and who don't necessarily need the latest-greatest, plastic-fantastic whiz-bang gizmos to make good use of a digital camera.
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