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What do you do with old bodies?
« on: December 21, 2011, 06:27:06 PM »
So, you bought a new shiny body.

What do you do with the old one?
 - Sell it (even though its value has gone down a lot)
 - Keep it as a spare body
 - Still use it, together with the current main body
 - Give it away to a "promising" relative/friend

How many bodies do you own, and why do you own them still?

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What do you do with old bodies?
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 06:33:03 PM »
When I upgraded from a Rebel XT to the 5Dc, I kept the Rebel just as a backup.  I didn't really feel I would get too much for it, and I kind of liked having a spare around.
When I upgraded from the 5Dc to the 5DII (kit) I traded it in to reduce the price some.  Doing so allowed me to also get a new lens.

If (when?) I go to the 1D X, I'll likely keep the 5DII as a second body to reduce lens changings for events.

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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 06:34:17 PM »

How many bodies do you own, and why do you own them still?

I have 5 at the moment + a couple of film camera (kept for nostalgic reasons)

The digitals are a mixture of APS-C (2 x 7D, 40D), ff (5DII) and APS-H (1D4).

40D is used when out walking, so I dont care if it gets broken. The 5DII and the 1D4 are used daily. The 2 7D's are idle and am waiting to decide whether to sell them or use them for macro or video.

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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 06:55:51 PM »
next year when the new bodies come out and i get a 5D3 and 7D2 or whatever is good i'm going to have my 1D3 permanently converted to infrared that should be pretty fun
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 07:48:58 PM »
When I upgraded my 350D to a 550D, I intended to sell it but never did, and in the end after about 2 years it became of so little worth that I eventually gave it away to a "promising" friend :-)

Side note: I gave it away with the 17-85 with which I'd originally purchased it, and the lens died within a week :-P

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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 07:50:24 PM »
In the past I had been selling them, however I plan to get the 1DX when it launch and for now I will keep my 5D mkII to have a small form factor camera for certain occasion.  Once a 5D mkIII come out I plan to sell my 5D mkII but still keep two bodies.
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 08:01:54 PM »
Sold the T1i after buying a 7D.  Bought a 5DII, kept and still use the 7D when I'm focal length-limited (birds/wildlife).  Getting a 1D X as soon as they're available. I'll sell the 5DII (more lenses!) but keep the 7D for the same purpose I use it for now. 

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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 08:16:23 PM »
I usually sell them, I have two, a 7D and 5D MK II that I use.  I did give my old XT and a couple of lenses to my daughter about 3 years ago. 

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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 08:48:04 PM »
I'm still on my first body, but when I upgrade in the near future, I plan on keeping my T1i as back-up/wife camera. I'm waiting to see what the 1D mk 4 goes for once the 1Dx comes out, otherwise I'll likely get the 7D.

There are countless people in my neck of the woods that try to sell their old XS, XT and XTi's for between $6-700. Newer Rebels are always on sale and I hope people are smarter than that. I'd feel bad if I sold my T1i for that much.

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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 09:40:21 PM »
I made a necklace with mine.

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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2011, 10:11:38 PM »
I was going to keep my of Rebel as a backup when I got a 7D, but then my daughter "borrowed" it. Haven't seen it for a year now.
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 10:27:34 PM »
I traded in my Rebel XTi (plus grip) when I bought my 7D and am kicking myself for doing that.  Would have loved to keep it as an "every day" casual second body for around the house shots.


Really did not get that much for it and would not do that again.  Second body, no matter what, wold be very convenient.
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 10:58:57 PM »

That's funny!

How can I do that with my EOS 10S?



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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011, 11:04:05 PM »
Kept it.

Started with a 50D. Wanted a second body. After a while added a 7D and moved the 50D and a grip to the 500mm on a tripod. Found I didn't like changing from the 7D to the 50D and back so eventually got a second 7D amd gripped the first.

The 50D isn't really worth enough to sell it so I keep it as a backup and for folks that come down and visit. My wife's friend likes the 50D and 70-200 and borrows it every March when she visits for spring training baseball games.
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2011, 11:07:01 PM »
I kept my Rebel 2000 just in case I get the urge to shoot 35mm or want to show my kids how. 

I also kept my Rebel XT when I got my 7D.  My son and my wife use it for their blogs and for general purpose shooting.  They are now getting a handle on aperture and depth of field. 
...and it's still a fantastic little camera! 
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Re: What do you do with old bodies?
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