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    Good morning all

    Weíve been looking at buying a fairly decent camera for a while now but I didnít put much effort into it since there are more pressing matters that required my financial attention. My darling wive on the other hand thought it to be more pressing than I did.

    During the recent school holidays she and the kids went to visit my in-laws and she thought it good to buy a camera from someone there, without either of us really knowing how these older cameras work or mentioning the purchase to me...

    So, I have now been tasked with getting rid of this thing because, as is the case with all old film cameras, she canít see the fotoís she took to see if she needs to retake them...

    Could anybody please give me an idea what I can expect to get for this setup? I suspect it will be far less than what she paid for it...


    Ps: for obvious reasons I will delete this post in the not too distant future
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    The only objects of (possible) value are the lens and the lanyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    The only objects of (possible) value are the lens and the lanyard.
    I thought the batteries and the unused films might feature as well
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    The Canon EOS300 was manufactured from April 1999 to Sept 2002.

    It will do as a paper weight on your desk
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    Default Re: Canon EOS300

    You'll be very lucky to get R500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John 123 View Post
    The Canon EOS300 was manufactured from April 1999 to Sept 2002.

    It will do as a paper weight on your desk

    It's a bloody expensive paper weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    You'll be very lucky to get R500.
    Then the lady she bought it from is one of the luckiest people alive...
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    Default Re: Canon EOS300

    Seems lots of people are still using them judging by comments below. Review was done in 2018 and comments go well into 2019.

    https://www.35mmc.com/01/09/2018/canon-eos-300-review/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    Seems lots of people are still using them judging by comments below. Review was done in 2018 and comments go well into 2019.

    https://www.35mmc.com/01/09/2018/canon-eos-300-review/
    Strangely enough, I was reading the same review whilst you made your post. Unfortunately they seem to be in the UK and 10 B/pounds is A LOT less than what SWAMBO paid for it
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    Apparently a number of photography schools still use film cameras. Perhaps try and approach a few of them?
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    Default Re: Canon EOS300

    Film cameras have made quite a big comeback in recent years, where people get the money for all the developing and printing but the camera would probably sell for somewhere just over R500. The older fully manual film cameras are the desirable ones.

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