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The Best Places to Buy Used Cameras and Lenses in 2022

Ever since I became a photographer, most of the cameras and lenses I have purchased have been used. Most cameras and lenses only come with one-year warranties (though there are exceptions), and since some used gear sellers offer 6-month warranties, that extra half-year is often not worth the difference (to me). And, of course, some items -- like vintage or discontinued cameras and lenses -- are only available used.

How Popular Is Each Line of Sony’s Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras?

Previously, we looked at which DSLR system held its value better over time and how fast the mirrorless market is growing. This time, we explore Sony's popular full-frame mirrorless camera lines and see how they stack up against each other.

How I Saved $15,000 When Buying Pro Camera Gear

It’s no secret that most photographers want the pro stuff. Indeed, perhaps your favorite YouTuber has a Canon R5 or the latest expensive L lens. Pro gear beats amateur gear in most areas, even if it's 10 years older. I know people who shot global campaigns in 2018 on a pro camera from 2009. Pro gear is great but expensive. Sometimes extremely expensive.

Opinion: A Used Canon 5D Mark II is the Best Camera for Beginners

Photographer and occasional PetaPixel contributor Usman Dawood has put together a video and camera showcase that seeks to prove a simple, possibly overlooked point: the best beginner camera for aspiring professionals isn't a high-end APS-C system... it's a used Canon 5D Mark II.

Comparing All Five Fuji X100 Cameras Side-by-Side

Photographer and YouTuber Matt Granger has released an informative side-by-side comparison of all five of Fuji's X100 cameras—from the original X100 to the brand new X100V. If you're wondering which of the five cameras is the best value, this is a great place to start.

Buying a Used DSLR Kit for $80: Here’s What You Get for the Money

Cameras and lenses are expensive. Really expensive. Even the cheapest entry-level DSLR kit today costs $500 or more. But what if you buy the cheapest possible used DSLR? A camera that's over 10 years old? How would it stack up against today's modern cameras? I was curious about this, so I decided to find out for myself.

I Fell Victim to a $1,500 Used Camera Lens Scam on Amazon

I’ve been ordering used lenses for years and have never had a problem with any purchases. That is, until now. I recently ordered a $1,500 used camera lens from Amazon. The lens never showed up, and Amazon is refusing to return my money because they claim the tracking number shows that it was delivered to my address.

4 Cool and Unusual Used Cameras Found in Tokyo

Japanese camera manufacturers dominate the digital photography landscape, so it might come as a surprise that the used film camera market is also thriving in Tokyo.

Review: Zenit TTL is a Solid SLR for the Price of a Roll of Fuji Slide Film

In the 1970s and 1980s, photographers on a budget had help from an unlikely corner. While the West may have faced occasionally tense stand-offs against the Eastern Bloc, two of the Communist world’s biggest camera makers made millions of cameras that helped amateur shutterbugs get on the first rung of proper picture-taking.

Rant: Stop Overvaluing Your Gear and Lowballing Mine

This is a public service announcement.

I've been selling a lot of camera gear lately, changing systems, testing new lenses/bodies, etc. I've met up with a lot of different types of people, pro and amateurs, veterans and newbies, and guess what? We're all into photography. We all love gear, so why not treat the community as such?

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Camera Gear on eBay

Camera gear can be expensive, but one way to work around this issue is to purchase equipment used from online auction websites such as eBay. But it can be tough trying to determine the exact condition of an item without getting your hands on it. We will be going over tips to help you purchase both digital and analog film cameras without throwing your money down the drain. Here are some practical pointers to staying smart and safe on eBay when buying your next bit of kit.

Want to Buy or Sell Camera Gear on Facebook? The Company is Testing Out Group-Based Selling

eBay and Craigslist are two services photographers often turn to if they're trying to buy or sell some used camera gear. It looks like Facebook may be gunning for a piece of that pie.

The company is testing a new feature that's allowing some users to sell goods in Facebook groups with an official new "Sell Something" feature. The new post type creates a simple for sale listing that's reminiscent of what you might see on Craigslist.

Video: Useful Tips for Buying Second-Hand Lenses

When it comes to buying glass, deciding what you want and how much you're willing to spend can be difficult even in the best of conditions. So, naturally, when buying second-hand glass, an added layer of caution is needed to make sure you're getting what you're looking and paying for.