It turns out that I just upgraded my camera from a 50D (in the picture) to a 5D Mark III so I decided to put the old one for sale.
Well to my surprise my well kept camera is playing hard to sell. Buyers say that it has taken too many shots (30,000) if the counter is right, in two years time. So some just don’t want to pay the price.
Since this argument did not seem plausible to me I did some research…..
And yes, too many shots wears out the diaphragm and that could cause some of the curtains not to retract accordingly. For my good luck, for a camera like this, that would happen sometime between the 100,000 or 300,000 shot!! So it still has some photos to take.
Nevertheless buyers would still try to use this argument to get my body (meaning the camera’s body) for cheap. (hahaha! sorry made myself laugh)
With this in mind a question arises: In order for your camera to have a good resale price, Should you take many photos or try to take photos in a precarious way, at a minimum?
Honestly I don’t care what the counter counts. I love taking photographs, bursts, singles, portrait, street… EVERYTHING!
So if I don’t get to sell my first pro-camera I might as well keep it as a back up!.