10 Tricks To Save You Money When Buying Camera Gear

Everyone loves a good deal and as every photographer will tell you, buying camera gear is a great way to spend a lot of money. This useful video gives you 10 way so save some serious cash when investing in new equipment.

Caleb Pike is an old hand when it comes to sniffing out a deal as he's been expanding and tweaking his gear for years. As a result, he’s compiled an excellent list of tactics to help you avoid spending too much money while still sating your relentless gear acquisition syndrome.

Personally, I’m a big fan of established second-hand dealers and I’ve managed to pick up lenses in mint condition, safe in the knowledge that I’m buying from a reputable company that has checked the equipment thoroughly and that the item will match the description. In addition, there’s typically a warranty of around six months to give you peace of mind that if the lens or camera suddenly decides to stop working not long after you bought it, you can simply send it back and, most likely, get it replaced immediately. Plus, there’s no risk of being scammed by some dodgy individual on eBay or Craigslist. You’ll end up paying slightly more but it’s worth it to take all of the stress out of buying, especially if it’s a big investment.

Which other tips would you add? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rafal Wegiel's picture

#11 Don't buy it.... ;)


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