Buying Used VS New Photography Equipment
If you want to buy some used photography equipment then you certainly have a lot to think about. After all, you can get used photography equipment for relatively cheap but at the end of the day, you need to know exactly what you are purchasing so you can prevent problems at a later date. When purchasing your used equipment you need to make sure that you ask the seller the reason why they are selling up. This will help to give you a good insight into the product that you are buying and it will also help you to know whether or not they can be trusted. If you go to a store then you should ask if the product has been tested or not, however there are a couple of things that you can look out for to decide whether or not it is for you. For example, look out for scratches on the lens and look out for dents and dings as well. If you are purchasing a tripod or a mounting stand, check the bolts and the fixtures to make sure that it won’t affect the overall operation.
You should note however that when you do purchase used equipment, there is always a small amount of risk when compared to purchasing equipment brand new but that doesn’t mean that you should avoid it. After all, you can get some great deals on used equipment and you can save a lot of money as well and this is great if you want to bulk up your collection with some quality pieces.
Of course, if the item you are buying is expensive and technically advanced, buying it brand new will give you the peace of mind you need to feel confident about your purchase, but if you are buying lenses and mounting equipment, you really can’t go wrong with used.