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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:55:22 AM »
So, I'm at almost a week of having stuff up (CL), and I refreshed it once.  I got one reply, which I took as phishing (asked if I was sure about condition of item and there were SEVERAL clear pictures and if it was still available just after posting) so I let it go without a response.

Today I got two identical messages from a similarly named guy/email at gmail but it said that the e-mail only traced back to CL's server.

Since I asked for a phone number in the first response, and these don't appear to be written in clear English; is it better to give a pass on these?

Is there a way to respond (didn't see one) with a hidden address like Ebay does?

Thanks folks.

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Saw that yesterday; the rub was that you'd need an aftermarket warranty since Canon determines whether it's valid and not the seller.  Also, $850 for the lens is REALLY optimistic.

I'm surprised with CL listings I put up almost a week ago, not even a single low-baller e-mailed me  ;D  Got one scam though, so at least it's working.

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Lenses / Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« on: September 28, 2012, 10:31:34 AM »
Hrm; dream vs plan?

Dream:
200mm f/2L IS
300mm f/2.8L IS II
TS-E 17mm f/4L

I can't really justify anything you have to carry like a bazooka :D

I'm currently dreaming about that new Tamron, but, as they say "IT MUST BE MINE" :)

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One Dollar, Bob!

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Lenses / Re: No compact 'standard' L zoom?
« on: September 27, 2012, 01:55:26 PM »
Are we talking about price or size here? 

I can think of 4 EF-S lenses are are 'almost, but not quite L' . . . but they're priced that way too. 

For pricing, as a lot of people here mention, it's partially WHEN something was built. 

If you're talking price, you get what you pay for . . . I mean when you pay to have a zoom (vs a prime) then at the same price, the primes tend to be better built.

Notice how so many people just fell in love with the 40?

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:49:47 PM »
This thread's re-inspired me to get off my duff and get the writeups done tonight.

For one or two items, I've decided to state the price is firm (because I'm not really certain I want to sell them).  On others that I have decided to be a little flexible on, is it enough to not state it's firm?

Is it even worth mentioning not to lowball, or just outright ignore the responses?
People are gonna low-ball you no matter what you put in your listing, just ignore them. But, coming off harsh might actually scare a real buyer away.

All I do is list the condition, reason why I'm selling, and then state the price and that the deal is cash only, local pickup. If you decide to be flexible on price, wait a few days, then add that to the description when you renew the listing. No reason to encourage lowball offers from the start.
That's what I was thinking. Thanks for the input.

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: September 26, 2012, 04:39:05 PM »
This thread's re-inspired me to get off my duff and get the writeups done tonight.

For one or two items, I've decided to state the price is firm (because I'm not really certain I want to sell them).  On others that I have decided to be a little flexible on, is it enough to not state it's firm?

Is it even worth mentioning not to lowball, or just outright ignore the responses?

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: September 26, 2012, 02:40:29 PM »
I've STILL got to finish my ads.

All the pics are taken -- I'm just hoping I'm not in the market for a reality check on price.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D at 46.1mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:10:47 AM »
Oh boy, time to go on the Nikon website and start posting about this  :o

Seriously though, there's a market for this (if nothing else, people that feel they need the pixels), but what's the price point going to be? $6k?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60D actually doesn't need AFMA?
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:33:23 PM »
I've not noticed backfocusing, but I've noticed lenses I don't like, which I've not had the time to investigate.

According to the guys at Reiken (think that's how it's spelled) MFA may only be disabled in UI and NOT entirely, but they haven't had a chance to investigate.

Honestly, if they could turn it on via their software, they'd sell so much software just to do so . . .

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Who upgraded from 5d mk2 to mk3 ?
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:31:22 PM »
not upgraded yet, but have a 60D and a mk2 and am selling 4 lenses and both bodies for the next $2800 'sale'.

If they do a '7D' job next year with the 7D mkII (meaning better AF, faster FPS) then I may get a second body again, which makes me leery to sell my 15-75 which I love dearly.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Watch those CF pins on your 5D3
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:29:00 PM »
See, the problem with even insurance, is, there's still not any more of them, and they're not repairing them. 

So what's the point, it's only money.

I call conspiracy as to why it was discontinued . . . on a 1Dx, you could actually get some usable shots of R'lyeh and the Old Ones just couldn't have that. ;)

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Lenses / Re: Just got new 17-40 f/4L packed with "EF lens" CD
« on: September 21, 2012, 03:28:09 PM »
I just like they give you the Spanish one separately so you can recycle it and not have it taking up space.

Just don't do it with the Bodies canon and no one will get hurt :D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Match made in heaven
« on: September 21, 2012, 08:27:36 AM »
Nice.  I'm hoping to have the 'low-rent' version of this combo by December 5DmkIII + Tamron 24-70. 

With the combo you have there, you should be getting some killer low-light photos . . .

I really like the shot with the flock of gulls there Glenn.  Good job!

Yeah, that sight would make me run . . . run so far away.  :)

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Repair wise, he barely indicates that Canon has the edge over Nikon. They both have 5 lenses/bodies on the list, but Nikon does show up higher on it on average. The repair cost & time of Nikon service is somewhat higher.

He does use "Nikon fanboy" a lot - probably some personal experience there he is talking to. Reading between the lines I think he has a bit of a grudge against Nikon because they stopped selling repair parts to him and raised prices.

As far as I can tell Canon has somewhat better reliability and repair service, but it doesn't seem to be enough to get excited about. As usual Canon and Nikon are more or less neck and neck.

By the way I'm all Canon and will never buy a Nikon.

When talking to friends about DSLRs, I always favor Canon, but if they're not going to Canon, go with Nikon; community size and availability of used lenses (not to mention available options) is on par.

That said, I have to 100% agree with Roger on the fanboy thing; it's starting to die down here, but man it got nasty and irrational.

Good find marekjoz, I love reading Roger's stuff.  Before making any purchase decisions, I always read up on what he and neuro have to say; I'm rarely disappointed after making an informed decision. :)

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