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john44

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DSLR set up Canon 800D
« on: July 05, 2019, 08:54:40 AM »

Hi guys, I am thinking of buying one of the above cameras.
The best price I have found is from a company called Nextday Cameras.
Has anyone dealt with them or know about them?


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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 10:10:10 AM »

Not heard of them but if the price is exceptionally low then there will be a reason so you need to find some independent online reviews of the company. Usually a low price indicates that it is not a UK spec model so although you will get a warranty you might have problems in getting it honoured if you have a problem. Also check out the after sales service - it may be minimal.
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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 10:21:17 AM »

Hi Colin, I have just been on the trust pilot reviews they give Nextday cameras a good rating.
Their prices are well below average and by all accounts they are not GREY products hence
This post to see if I can gain info from any of their customers.
How do you tell what is a UK spec model?


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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 10:43:38 AM »

Hi John,


I have not heard of Nextday cameras before. However i suggest you have a look at HDEW cameras, prices there are lower, and i have bought here without any problem.


https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/


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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 10:51:41 AM »

You would have to ask them!

Otherwise the documentation that comes with the camera may give an indication.
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/warranty-information/

This site gives some food for thought.
https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/threads/next-day-camera.693146/

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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 11:11:04 AM »

Thanks for the link Colin.
Re:- Nextday cameras reviews are conflicting some stating they are grey products so I will not
Be buying from them. I will stick to Currys, it will definitely cost me more money but they are
a safer option I hope. They are also local.


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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 11:35:12 AM »

I have always bought  my Canon DSLRs and before that film SLRs from Jessops. Yes, you pay a bit more but you have the peace of mind. I see that Currys are undercutting Jessops by quite a lot plus there is the £65 cashback. Seems a reasonable price to me for such a well specified camera. I have had my 600D since 2011 and never had a problem with it.
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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2019, 11:51:29 AM »

It is interesting that NextDay Cameras state in their terms & conditions that they do not act as agents to any manufacturer in cash back promotions. This raises alarm bells in my mind although there might be perfectly good reasons.

Are you aware of this very good price comparison site?
https://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/
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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2019, 12:09:28 PM »

Have you considered second hand? I stopped buying new cameras 15 years ago. I'm lucky to have ffordes photography local to me. You can get superb gear for much less outlay. I haven't had any reliability issues, nothing I didn't cause anyway. I don't know what canon is like, but my d2x was still warrantied by Nikon up to something like 45,000 shutter actions.  Mine had only taken a few thousand, but was something like 10% the cost compared to when it was new. I don't recommend new these days because depreciation on cameras is so huge.


Re: prices. Watch out you compare kits with kits. Cheap prices often refer to body only.
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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 01:56:54 PM »

Hi guys, thank you for reading and answering my post, as regards second hand, no only if I knew the person selling. I like the feel of the Canon camera and the lenses with stepper motors.
I already have a Canon power shot but would like to get back into SLR cameras.
As with Colin my suppliers used to be my hi street Jessops & Dixon shops just a mile
away. I started with a Zenith E then upgraded to a Yashica 35mm with lenses, filters etc.
Them were the days when you measured from the focal plane to the subject to work out the
Focal stop needed, and a hand held light meter.


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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 04:49:05 PM »

Iíve use https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/ several times - mostly for 2nd hand. Last one I got from there was a Cannon 800D with a shutter count of 3.... i.e. brand new for about £200 off list price.


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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2019, 08:52:01 AM »

I have never yet bought a new camera since my zenit e 40 years ago, I currently have 3 canon dslr's 2 20d's and a 300d, the latter bought for £20 at a boot fair, ok it didnt work, but half an hour later and a new fuse on the power board later it was reliably taking pictures again, for the £20 paid the lens that came with it would have been worth it even if i hadnt been able to fix it.
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Re: DSLR set up Canon 800D
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2019, 01:08:13 PM »

Hi guys, well I took the plunge. Got a canon 800d at a very good price from Currys.
As for the Canon payback scheme they can stick it.
They want your title, first name, surname,full address post code, phone no. E mail address,
Full band account no. And sort code.
Too much info me thinks, I could be wrong but not worth the risk for me just for a few quid.


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