You can make considerable savings when you buy a camera if you look at buying a secondhand camera from a reputable online company rather than forking out for the latest brand-new model.
Second hand doesn't mean second best at all. . if you do you research into the company you are planning to buy from you will see that All pre-owned equipment is carefully inspected and tested to ensure it is the best quality, is in the best condition it can be and it should come with a 12 month warranty as standard. You can be sure that you're getting a fantastic camera and great value for money when you buy pre-owned cameras and lenses as long as you do your research into the company first. One such reputable company that specialises in secondhand cameras and pre-owned camera lenses is a company called Wilkinson Cameras who are based in Lancashire with a strong online presence and a network of retail stores.
They are a UK, Nationwide supplier of all things photographic, from the latest DSLRs to compact digital cameras for amateurs and professionals and a whole range of accessories and upgrades. As one of the leading independent photographic retailers in the country, they are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service in addition to outstanding value on both new and pre-owned photographic equipment.
They offer second hand as well as new photography equipment made by the best brands in the industry such as Canon, Nikon, Leica and Manfrotto. The competitively priced products offer value for money and they’re always updating their catalogue with products to suit everybody’s requirement and budget including amateurs and commercial photographers
When you buy secondhand cameras
you will be able to search for the camera you want based on its current condition. All pre-owned cameras
are going to vary in the condition they are in so they will be put into categories that you will be able to filter by when buying online. These categories are
A - MINT CONDITION
This is a camera that is like new, in its original box with no clear signs of use. When inspected, you'd be surprised to learn that this item has had a previous owner!
B – EXCELLENT CONDITION
The camera shows only the slightest signs of use, visible only upon close inspection. And from a distance, looking like new
C - VERY GOOD CONDITION
The camera will show small signs of use such as a small number of light marks, fine scratches, or wear to the body of the camera and grips, but not extensive use.
D – GOOD CONDITION
The Camera will show more visible signs of use, such as multiple marks and scuffs to the LCD, wear to the grip or signs of use on the barrel of a lens for example.
E - WELL USED CONDITON
The camera has more obvious signs of use, such as wear to rubber, scratches, scuffs. These will be more visible and more extensive than a camera in good condition. This could include many, deep scratches to the body of the item and multiple scuffs. Rubber sections and grips may be shiny or worn down and showing extensive usage.