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Camera Gear For Sale – 2012 List

Camera Gear For Sale – 2012 List

Yes… it’s time to clean out the closets and make so room.

When I first started shooting I picked up a Canon EOS XTi and fell in love with it (my neice has since inherited it).  The first thing I did though was add a battery grip to the camera, wow… loved how it felt with the grip and to top it off I could shoot portraits a lot easier, let alone shoot twice as much without worrying about battery life.  The next thing I did was discover the wonderful Really Right Stuff line of Arca-Swiss plates for mounting and thus… every camera body since has had a grip placed on it immediately as well as  an RRS plate.

Well… the XTi just wasn’t enough… I wanted to move up to the semi-pro line of the Canon series… the xxD line was screaming my name.  Better weather sealing, faster frame rates, a PC port for doing off camera flash stuff… just what I needed.  I purchased the Canon EOS 50D next… wow… added my 70-200 f/4 IS L to the camera and off to the races I went.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the speed of the camera, love the focus speed, can’t say enough about it.  Top it off again with ISO that can be bumped up so much better than my XTi… yep… perfect for shooting snow-cross, horse shows, portraits, you name it.

Yet… a friend was moving up to the 7D from his 40D… and soon enough my closet held yet another xxD series camera 🙂  Almost identical in performance to the 50D the Canon 40D produces gorgeous files and is definately more tolerant of lower line lenses (i.e. non-L glass).  The 50D and it’s higher resolution, it’s true… demands good glass.  The 40D… works with everything.

Yet after all this I’ve found what I really want to shoot.  I love shooting portraits, love shooting in low light… the 5D mkii has just been added to the closet.  Yes… it doesn’t focus as fast as the 50D (similar to the 40D actually), yes it doesn’t have the speed of the xxD series but… for what I am doing… moving to Full Frame seems just the ticket for me.  I know I don’t get the range (distance) I can with the lenses by using a full frame compared to a cropped sensor but after all this I’ve realized I don’t shoot distances much anymore.  The Tamron 200-500 below… think I’ve used it maybe half a dozen times 🙁 .

So… it’s time… time to sell of the 40D, the 50D and a few of the lenses and flashes I’m not using anymore.

All in pristine condition, all have worked perfectly for me… but it’s simply time to let them go instead of having them sit in the closet (I have two cupboards dedicated to camera gear in the office).

 

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Camera: Canon EOS 50D (original MSRP: $1,700)
Serial# 0520325341
Firmware version 1.0.7
Shutter Count 37,518 – 100,000
Date/time: 31/03/2012 1:48PM
Battery Grip: Canon BG-E2N ($369.95 CAN)
Realy Right Stuff Battery Grip Arca-Swiss Plate ($55 US)

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/canon-eos-50d-body/4505-6501_7-33232667.html
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-50D-Digital-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-BG-E2N-Battery-Grip-Review.aspx
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=BGE2&type=0&eq=BGE2-005&desc=BGE2%3a-Canon-BG-E2%2c-E2N%2cWFT-E3%2fE3A%2fE4A&key=ait

Asking: CA, net to me

Body: $600
BG-E2N (with second battery): $100

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D (original MSRP: $2,199)
Serial# 720407191
Firmware version 1.1.1
Shutter Count 26,964 – 100,000
Date/time: 31/03/2012 2:45PM
Battery Grip: Canon BG-E2N ($369.95 CAN)
Realy Right Stuff Battery Grip Arca-Swiss Plate ($55 US)

Asking: CA, net to me

Body: $450
BG-E2N (with second battery): $100

SOLD! 

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2 x Canon Speedlite 580EX E-TTL II Flash

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-580EX-E-TTL-2-Speedlite-Flash-Review.aspx

Asking: CA $300 each, net to me

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Orignal MSRP: $2200 (best price found lately, US $1,249.00 + taxes + duty + sh/handling)

http://reviews.cnet.com/lenses/canon-ef-70-200mm/4505-13038_7-32145498.html?tag=mncol;lst
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-200mm-f-4.0-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Asking: $975 CA, net to me

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Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens (best price found lately, US $649 + taxes + duty + sh/handling)

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Tamron-17-50mm-f-2.8-XR-Di-II-Lens-Review.aspx
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/652137-USA/Tamron_AFB005NII700_SP_AF_17_50mm_f_2_8.html

Asking: CA $350, net to me

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Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Autofocus Lens (best price found lately, US $949 + taxes + duty + sh/handling)

http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/296-tamron-af-200-500mm-f5-63-di-ld-if-sp-lab-test-report–review
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/335379-REG/Tamron_AF08C700_200_500mm_f_5_6_3_Di_LD.html

Asking: CA $700, net to me

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