I’ve experienced some really helpful responses to a query here already, and am hoping I can bother you all for a little more of your intel.
I would like to buy a used X-Pro1 (I would be interested in buying one new or refurbed, if I could find a market for that, however have only been able to find used ones for sale).
My problem is, I’m a fujifilm beginner (I’m pretty amateur with professional cameras fullstop) and don’t think I would be able to detect issues with a used camera when inspecting it before buying. I know that a camera’s shutter count is a pretty solid metric for ascertaining how far a camera is in its life, but have found from sellers that Fujifilm cameras either do not display a shutter count, or that the shutter count can in fact be reset and therefore is not an accurate indicator of a camera’s age/health.
I understand that the sensor is the other important thing to inspect when buying a used camera. I’m not entirely sure how to detect any issues with a camera’s sensor…
If anybody can offer any insight on my conundrum, whether that’s their own experiences buying used cameras, how they go about it, or even refer me to a trusted resource, would be greatly appreciated.
The guy selling me his X-Pro1 seems like a good egg when he’s messaged me on Gumtree (Australian classifieds), however I would have to drive two hours to pick it up, so there’s an element of risk in that he may be selling me a slightly damaged camera, or something he’s experienced a few issues with, and there’s obviously no recourse for me to take up if I have issues with the camera after purchase. At this point, I’m considering upping my spend from $550 for this XPro1 to $1100 for a brand new X-T20, just for the warranty and peace of mind.
If anyone can offer advice or insight, I couldn’t possibly be more confused than I am now (so would appreciate it massively!)
Thanks again everyone