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OK, a while back I was unfortunate enough to find a new 600EX-RT for about $330.  As everyone knows, if you find a killer deal on something like the 600EX-RT, all it is going to do is make you start looking for a few more.   :(  And lo and behold, I was again plagued with another good deal last week for $419 each.  So I bought two more.  Then I got the Yonghuo YN-E3-RT wireless transmitter on Amazon for $89 and some StoFen Diffusers.

Now this isn't the first Speedlite I've ever owned.  In fact, the various Speedlites I already have work great.  (430EX, 580EX and 580EX-II, along with a 270EX-II and some SunPak RD-2000 flashes which are what I use most.)

So I don't really know what to do with the 600EX-RT Speedlites.  I guess I can use them to prop up an uneven table or (once I get the Sto-Fen diffusers I ordered) I could use them as back scratchers.  Paper weights?  Door stops?  They're not quite big enough to make good wheel chocks.  I mean, what are they really good for anyway?  And what does the RT mean?  Real Tough?  Radioactive Terminator?  Real Time?  Romeo Tango?

Regardless, since I'm stuck with these cotton-pickin' things, I guess I should see what everyone else here would do if they were in the same situation and had to deal with this problem.  Assuming you owned a good body like the 5D3, etc what would you buy to utilize these babies fully?  Most of my shooting is for journalistic/event stuff.  Then I shoot ceremonies in a church sanctuary.  But I'd like to also work at improving skills on smaller portrait settings that could be portable.

So seriously, I don't want to spend a ton of money at this point, just get a few essentials that would give best bang for buck to add versatility and usefulness.  Like for instance, if I want to shoot a small family group portrait shot, etc in a portable way.  I've got a good friend out of town that will have an informal wedding soon and I could shoot a few shots with him and his bride.  Or shoot someone in daylight shade from a distance with the 70-200 and have some fill light out of frame.  Stuff like that.  I'm thinking perhaps a simple background setup, a couple stands/modifiers, portable little stands/clamps for outdoors or other goodies.

I thought subject this might make a good thread for everyone to share things that have paid off for them using speedlites in various situations.  Thanks in advance!  (OK, David Hobby and Joe McNally, time to stop just lurking out there and start actually posting something!  Come on, you know you want to!!)


After getting rolling a month or so ago trying to get some stuff sold, things seemed to be going well.  I listed stuff, people bought it.  Everyone was happy.

Now I'm starting to have Craigslist problems.  So I gotta vent...  >:(  Seems once you have more than a small handful of listings, like more than 5 or 6, they start "Ghosting" your listings.  Ghosting is where everything appears to be fine except that the listing is never seen by anyone, ever.  It doesn't show up in searches.  It doesn't exist except on your account list of activity.  You can't even find it by searching for the exact listing number.

Another issue is that there is a long list of rules about what can be in the listing and what can't.  How it should read and how it shouldn't.  Many points of what I am discovering are not in the Terms of Service.  They are simply what the CL community apparently thinks.  And if enough CL readers FLAG your listing, it will be removed.  That is, if it isn't ghosted or deleted by the system first.

The frustrating part is that we are talking about listings that may have been good to go for a month or even a year but suddenly, it's not good.  It's ghosted, flagged or deleted without any notice and you have no way to know what caused it.  And if you try to relist it to fix the problem(s), it simply gets ghosted or deleted again.

So you go to the help forums.  Oh, what a joy that is.  Let's just say I felt like a kid with a nice camera and lens on the school yard and a group of forum volunteers proceeded to surround and gang up on me in about 2 min to criticize not only my poor attempt to be funny in the initial post title but belittle and criticize everything about the listing.  Some of the input/feedback was helpful but in general, when I asked a question about why something was a potential problem, it was met with defensive retorts accusing me of feeling entitled, being stubborn or refusing to take the advice.  In other words, hostile.

And there was a lot of "advice" on how I should write the listing, how I should not quote specs, prices, etc.  If you have two listings that have similar text or titles, they could be flagged.  And I should always state the AGE of say, a Lens.  Unless it's NEW, then I shouldn't be listing it at all unless I list it as a dealer.  And if I say for instance that a lens is SHARP, I am talking down to the reader.  And if SHARP is in all caps, it will probably get flagged because that is shouting.  No matter that there is no way to highlight or otherwise make text stand out at all since it is plain text with no formatting except caps.  Oh, and no html, no links, no prices, no mention of eBay, etc.  I think even having text in the image is a no-no.  The list goes on and on.   ::)

I even had one forum "helper" say that I was nuts if I thought someone was going to actually meet me with thousands of dollars in cash for photography equipment so I was most likely a scammer.  Really??

So I'm just warning you that if you list something on CL, don't be surprised if you have trouble.  Either the first day or day 43 something will go wrong and you'll likely never know what caused it.   It's not the fun carefree CraigsList that it was a few years ago.  Aaaargh!!   :-[

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / MagMod - MagSphere looks interesting!
« on: December 03, 2014, 12:31:21 PM »
This looks interesting.  I took the plunge with a $79 pledge for one of each.  (I already own the basic MagMod kit.)

I'm particularly interested in the sphere where they say it costs less than a stop of light power.  I already own/use the GF Sphere but it definitely cuts the light power more.

Software & Accessories / Lightroom 5.7 - Is it working for you?
« on: December 03, 2014, 10:48:54 AM »
Hi everyone,

As an IT guy, I look at software differently than end users.  While I am an end user, I am also sensitive to the way the software interacts with the system.  Like a car nut, I don't just care about how nice the paint job and interior are, I care about what's under the hood.

With that in mind, I never upgrade Adobe Lightroom (or any Adobe software) until it has been out at least a couple weeks or a month.  So I'm asking if anyone has had problems running version 5.7 on Windows 7 x64.

I created a poll above so others on the fence about updating might get an idea of what the outcome will be before they commit.

I also did a quick Google search about this and a new post has just appeared that echoes my thoughts and opinions about Adobe software in general.  I have thought that Adobe software, from an IT standpoint, sucks for many years.  A decade or more ago, Adobe was primarily a Apple software company.  Whatever they did to branch into Windows programming, they did wrong and they never changed.  Say what you want about Apple and Steve Jobs but I never faulted him for insisting that Adobe Flash would not be used in iOS.  That was a good call and a triumph for the closed system computer model of Apple.  Unfortunately, after all these years, the industry hasn't followed suit and we still have to deal with Adobe Flash, Shockwave, etc on every system.  What a nightmare.

Anyway, if you want to know more about this line of thinking on Adobe, read the article below.

I just did a full image backup of my System Drive and Lightroom catalogs in preparation for the 5.7 update.  I would like to start processing my 7D-II RAW files.  I hope I don't regret the update!  I'll let you know soon.   ;)

Lenses / 24-105L Lens and 5D3: New vs. Old - Think there is any difference?
« on: December 02, 2014, 10:21:51 AM »
So I purchased the 5D3 + 24-105L Kit for $2699 to sell for a little extra cash.  But since I already own both, I also thought it might be a good chance to refresh what I have with new and sell my used ones instead.  You know, sort of 'reset the clock' so to speak and have all new again for practically no cost.  But we all know what it's like to have something that is familiar/works fine and then replace it with a shiny new one only to find out we wish we had the first one back because the replacement has lower quality or issues that we didn't expect.

Question:  I have owned a 24-105L for about 4 years.  Anyone think that the newest ones coming off the line now might be any better or worse?  Subtle changes good or bad that have crept into the manufacturing process either by accident or on purpose?  Anyone ever notice a difference that has used an older one and a newer one?  (Roger Cicala, are you listening?)  I realize the lens is built to a specific design but I'm just curious if the manufacturing process has perhaps influenced the quality over the years with perhaps a newer/different factory, assembly line, better or worse QA tolerances, etc.

While we're at it, ditto I guess for the 5D3.  Hopefully you guys don't think this is stupid question.  Thanks.

Basically, this is a question of whether or not to switch from f/2.8 to f/4 on these lenses.  And gain IS and fancy Macro with the 24-70 f/4 IS in the process.

I own the 24-70 f/2.8 vII and the older 16-35 f/2.8 vI (One of my favorite lenses.)
(BTW, I also own (as a side note) the 24-105 f/4 IS if it matters.)

I also now own a 24-70 f/4 IS and I'm about to own a 16-35 f/4 IS.  (Both purchased a great discounts to sell at a profit.)

I was considering selling my 24-70 f/2.8 vII since it's worth so much in comparison.  And I have read a lot of good reviews on the 16-35 f/4 lens.  (And honestly, I'm getting tired of waiting for a new version of the 16-35 f/2.8 lens.)

So what do you guys think I'll regret in losing the f/2.8 versions other than a stop of light and some loss of bokeh?  I know the 24-70 f/2.8 vII is a dynamite lens but even in low light the f/4 should work pretty well on my 5D3, 6D or 7D-II.  Esp with IS.  Right??  I'm just wondering going forward in 2015 and beyond if I will care about 2.8 or not as the sensor tech continues to improve.

Yes, I do indoor shooting.  No, I don't do much portrait work.  Mostly event photography and low to normal ambient event stuff.  Think wedding reception as a reference even though I don't do wedding receptions per se.  I also have a EF 28/1.8 for dark campfire shots, etc.

Thoughts?  Suggestions?  Regrets?

Last Tuesday morning, I'm drinking coffee and taking care of misc stuff in the front room.  I hear my car alarm chirp a couple times but I don't see any large trucks or anything that usually causes that to happen.  We live in a Cul-De-Sac so it's easy to see who comes and goes.  I take a peek out the window and 'sum bitch!  Someone is stealing the extension ladder off the top of my SUV.

I keep at least one but usually more than one DSLR on the entry foyer table since it's by my office and it's handy to get a family shot or whatever.  I walk right out the front door with my trusty 5D3 and 24-70 f/2.8 v2 and fire away at the thieves as they drive away.  I figure I'm pretty fortunate.  I have high resolution images of the car, the license plate and the guys inside.  Wow!  How often do you get that chance, to catch thieves in action, in good light with a good camera?  Wow!

I go back inside, call 911 and pop my memory card into my Photo PC.  Imagine my disappointment when I realize that all the pictures are white!  Totally blown out over exposed crap that is virtually worthless!  Turns out, the camera was still set on manual from the night before when we ended a Boy Scout Court of Honor with a short induction ceremony at the end.  This is where we induct new scouts into the troop by candlelight.  I could have grabbed any other camera off the table and been fine but I had to grab the one camera that was set about as wrong as could be set for this particular 'shoot'!!  Dang!!   :o 

I was so put out with myself because I usually set my camera back to P as soon as I am finished shooting with extreme settings for just this reason.  (I have no idea why I didn't do it this time.)  Anyway, I was so preoccupied with trying to recover the images enough to get the license plate info that I forgot I had security camera video until later.  Still kicking myself.....  :-[

If you want to see the theft video footage, here it is along with the worthless pictures that really only show the vehicle color and type.  The video only lasts a couple minutes where the thieves drive up and back once to case the place, then come back, park at frame right, walk up, remove the ladder and run away.  Then you see me in the left of the frame shooting pictures.  If you don't want to watch the whole video, time index 1:55 is where they steal the ladder and 2:40 is where you see me taking my worthless pictures.

I find it ironic that after investing thousands of dollars in camera equipment and years improving my photography skills to take thousands of images for so many other folks, I totally blow an opportunity for all the gear and skill to serve myself!   I literally would have been better off just using my smartphone camera!  :-[

Lenses / Advice needed on possible 100-400 L Lens Trade
« on: November 14, 2014, 09:27:17 PM »
I received a CL offer to trade the New in Box 24-70L f/4 IS Lens I have listed to sell for a used 100-400 L Lens.  No box on the 100-400, just the Caps, Hood and Tripod Mount.  It sounds like another photographer that is making the offer.

My question to the forum is, would you do it?  (From a value and selling perspective, not a lens comparison perspective.)  And are there any known issues with the 100-400 L that I should be aware of and check for specifically when I inspect it?

I'm thinking it's possible the used 100-400 L might actually sell faster and for maybe more money than the 24-70 f/4 IS (even New).

Thanks in Advance.



SOLD LOCALLY TO A NICE GIRL, JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, Shooting some impressive images of concerts.

Here is a link to the Craigslist listing I have submitted for my local DFW, Texas area.

Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera w Extra Battery - $1425 (N. Arlington)

This is a USA Model – (Not Grey Market)

This Canon 6D Camera was purchased new and has been lightly used .  It is in LIKE NEW condition with the box and none of the included accessories were ever used except the battery and charger.  THIS CAMERA WORKS PERFECTLY.  I’m listing it to sell because I am getting a bit of ‘selling fever’.  I have several cameras listed currently and I figured I would just see what sells first.  If you want to spend a bit less or need something different, I’m also selling my 60D and 70D.  If you want to spend more and get the current best crop sensor camera on the planet, check out the New in Box 7D Mark II I’m also selling.  I honestly love this 6D and if some of the other stuff sells first, I might just keep it.  The 24-105L lens listed on the box was not included when I bought it.  The dealer sold it separately.  The camera is now outside of the warranty period but it was purchased new from an authorized dealer if that is important to you.

NOTE: The camera is pictured with a special hand strap that I will remove before sale.  Unless you want to pay me an additional $80 for the strap, I’ll keep it since I use this strap on all my cameras.

Prices are negotiable but please don't waste my time with low-ball offers.  Camera is in perfect shape and I am selling it in good faith.  If you have any questions regarding the camera, I can probably answer them.  I am an experienced photographer.

I will meet you in a public place and accept cash for payment after inspection and purchase.  I'll arrange shipping and payment with forum members directly.

You will LOVE USING THIS CAMERA.  It is an amazing Full Frame camera that offers spectacular image quality for a very affordable price.  Versatile and great for everything, walk around, event and LOW LIGHT photography.  It shoots in low light better than any other camera.  The full frame sensor allows maximum creativity especially if you want to use a wide lens.  Video is great as well.  The 6D has been very well reviewed and is still a current model from Canon...

Key Features/Specifications
•   20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
•   3.0" Clear View High Resolution LCD
•   DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
•   Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
•   Full HD 1080p with Manual Controls
•   11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
•   63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
•   Extended ISO Range of 50-102400
•   Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS
•   Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes

What's in the Camera Box
•  Eyecup Eb
•  RF-3 Camera Cover  (Never Used)
•  Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 6D  (Never Used)
•  LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack
•  LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1800mAh)
•  AVC-DC400ST Stereo AV Cable  (Never Used)
•  IFC-200U USB Interface Cable - 6.9' (1.9 m)  (Never Used)
•  EOS Digital Solution Disk  (Never Used)
•  Camera Instruction Book  (Never Used)
•  Software Instruction Book CD  (Never Used)
•  Pocket Guide  (Never Used)
•  Digital Learning Center Leaflet  (Never Used)
•  1-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty  (Never Used)

FYI – I have over 700 positive feedback on eBay.  Rest assured this is a genuine offer, not a scam.  All items I own exist in a smoke/perfume free and humidity controlled environment.  I look forward to meeting you.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

This is a copy of the Craigslist listing I am currently running locally here in the DFW, Texas area.

Canon 70D DSLR Camera (Canon Store Refurb) - $829

The Canon 70D Camera was just purchased directly from Canon Store as a Canon Refurbished Camera last Thursday during a Canon Sale. It is in LIKE NEW condition with the box and all accessories. WORKS PERFECTLY. I'm listing it to sell because I am getting a bit of 'selling fever'. I have several cameras listed currently and I figured I would just see what sells first. If you want to spend a bit less, I'm also selling my 60D. If you want to spend more and get Full Frame greatness, I'm also selling a Canon 6D Brand New in Box. I honestly love the 70D, I owned one in the past. It works great and if the 6D sells first, I might just keep the 70D and pull this listing.

If you are serious buyer, I might drop the price a few dollars or toss in an extra battery but DON'T WASTE MY TIME WITH LOW BALL OFFERS. Camera is unused straight from Canon. If you have any questions regarding the camera, I can probably answer them.

I will meet you in a public place and accept CASH for payment after inspection and purchase. I prefer the Starbucks at the map location of N. Collins and Lamar in N. Arlington but I'll work out another place if need be.  We'll work out the payment and shipping.

You will LOVE USING THIS CAMERA. Versatile and great for everything, esp walk around, event and SPORTS photography due to the fast 7 fps. Video is revolutionary with the new Dual Pixel sensor for superior dynamic focusing. Video and difficult shots are made easier due to the swivel LCD. Remote Shooting from a tablet or phone is possible with the built-in WiFi and EOS Remote app. The 70D has been very well reviewed and is a current model from Canon...

Key Features/Specifications
�   20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
�   DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
�   Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
�   3.0" 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
�   Full HD 1080p Video with Move Servo AF
�   Built-In Wireless Connectivity
�   19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
�   Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
�   ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)

What's in the Camera Box
�   LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1800mAh) (Never Used)
�   LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack (Never Used)
�   IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable (Never Used)
�   RF-3 Camera Cover (Never Used)
�   Eyecup Eb
�   Wide Strap EW-EOS 70D (Never Used)
�   EOS Digital Solution Disk CD-ROM (Never Used)

FYI -- I have over 700 positive feedback on eBay. Rest assured this is a genuine offer, not a scam. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Video & Movie / Great Video on Polaris Off Road Course!
« on: November 05, 2014, 09:23:43 PM »
Whatever you do, don't watch this video!  Be warned... if you do watch it, you'll likely be tempted to spend some serious cash on a new Polaris!  Or on new video equipment and drones!  Or both!  (What I want to see is the 'making of' video on both how they built the course and how many runs they had to make repeatedly in order to practice/learn the course and then to get all the amazing shots on camera!  There are some incredible pans and camera angles presented here!  This video shows what being really good with a camera drone(s) can do!

SOLD LOCALLY to a nice guy that does high volume eBay selling and gun restoration.  Another interesting conversation!   :D

I have another one to sell!   :D

This is a copy of the local Craigslist listing I am currently running to sell this lens.

This listing is for a BRAND NEW Canon 24-70mm f/4L USM AutoFocus Zoom Lens. Serial number 0620006567. This lens is NEW in box and it retails for $1000 new. This lens was just purchased and is even still within the 30 day return window. While I'll negotiate a little bit, please don't waste my time with low-ball offers, this sale is already a great deal. You are getting a brand new lens for the price of a used lens.

This is a USA version lens with full warranty. NOT GREY MARKET!

I will meet you in public place and accept cash for payment after lens inspection and purchase.  We can arrange payment & shipping if you are not local to the DFW, Texas area.

You will LOVE THIS LENS. This is a new/similar design of the popular 24-70 f/2.8 vII lens at less than half the price. It is an extremely versatile Walk-Around/All-Purpose zoom lens. It has the image quality and razor thin sharpness of the f/2.8 version but also adds new Hybrid Image Stabilization and a serious Macro feature which the big boy lacks. It also features superior weather sealing compared to many other L series lenses. Great for either Full Frame or APS-C sensor cameras.

FYI -- I have over 700 positive feedback on eBay. Rest assured this is a genuine offer, not a scam. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Product Description:
The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens from Canon is optimized for full-frame 35mm sensors, and another entry into Canon's high quality L-series of lenses. It has two Super Ultra-low Dispersion (Super UD) and two standard UD lens elements working together to minimize chromatic aberrations, and reduce color blurring around the edges of your subject. Its two types of aspherical elements combine to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area and the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings help ensure exceptional color rendering while minimizing ghosting.

Key Features:

   EF Mount L-Series Lens
   Aperture Range: f/4.0-22
   Two UD & Two Super UD Lens Elements
   Dual Aspherical Lens Elements
   Hybrid Image Stabilization (IS)
   Ring-Type Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
   Macro Mode with 0.7x Magnification
   Weather Resistant to Dust & Moisture
   Fluorine Coatings Reduce Fingerprints
   Zoom Lock Lever

This is a copy of the Craigslist listing I am currently running locally here in the DFW, Texas area.

Canon 60D DSLR Camera w/ Extra Battery - $495 (Camera Only)
Tamron 18-270 VC PZD Lens - $285 (Lens Only)
BOTH Canon 60D DSLR Camera w/ Extra Battery + Tamron 18-270 VC PZD Lens - $750 (Save $30 buying both)

Canon 60D Camera is in USED/LIKE NEW condition with the box. Purchased new from FTW Camera about 3 years ago. WORKS PERFECTLY. Probably about 25K actuations. I'm simply selling it because I haven't used it much since I recently got the 70D. NOTE: The 60D box in the pictures is a body+lens kit box. The "Body" sticker on the front was put there by the dealer since they had removed the lens and sold it separately. There is no 18-200 kit lens! The Tamron 18-270 Lens can be purchased separately if desired. I don't think I have the box for the lens which is why I thought I would just sell it with the camera. Most of the accessory stuff in the box like the camera strap, cables, etc were never used and were simply left wrapped in the box.

Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (B008) Lens is in USED/GOOD condition (but without a box). It focuses accurately and quickly and offers the Tamron versions of built-in Image Stabilization (VC) and Ultrasonic Motor (PZD) for quiet operation. This lens is well suited and works great on the 60D. I do have the lens hood, I just forgot to put it on for the pictures.
LENS NOTE 1: The lens will only work on Canon EOS EF-S Mount APS-C crop sensor cameras like the xxD and Rebel cameras. It will NOT mount on a Full Frame camera like the 6D, 5D or 1D series, etc.
LENS NOTE 2: The Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (B008) Lens is perfect except that the small red LOCK switch wiggles slightly. It has always been that way and it has always worked fine regardless.

Prices are negotiable but please don't waste my time with low-ball offers. Camera is in great shape and I am selling it in good faith. If you have any questions regarding the camera, I can probably answer them.

I will meet you in public place and accept cash for payment after inspection and purchase.  We'll work out the shipping if you're not local to the DFW Texas area.

You will ENJOY USING THIS CAMERA AND LENS. Versatile and great for everything, esp walk around and event photography. The lens is sharp and has an amazing All-In-One zoom ratio that is extremely versatile. Video and difficult shots are made easier due to the swivel LCD. The 60D has been well reviewed and it uses the same sensor as the more expensive Canon 7D camera...

Key specifications
�   18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
�   5.3 frames per second continuous shooting
�   1080p HD video recording with manual controls
�   3.0 inch articulated Clear View LCD with 1,040,000 dots
�   9-point AF system (all cross-type)
�   Wireless flash control

What's in the Camera Box (not the Canon 18-200 Kit Lens)
�   EOS 60D Body
�   Eyecup Eb
�   Wide Strap EW-EOS 60D (Never used)
�   USB Interface Cable IFC-130U (Never used)
�   Stereo AV cable AVC-DC400ST (Never used)
�   Battery Pack LP-E6
�   Battery Charger LC-E6
�   EOS Digital Solution Disk and Instruction Manuals "Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet (Never used)

FYI -- I have over 700 positive feedback on eBay. Rest assured this is a genuine offer, not a scam. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

FOR SALE Photo Equipment / NIB (Price Drop!) Canon 7D Mark II ($1725)
« on: November 04, 2014, 12:20:40 PM »

Note:  This is a copy of the Craigslist Ad I just posted here in the DFW (Texas) area.  PM me to discuss.  Thanks for looking!   :)

NIB -- NEW Canon 7D2 (7D Mark II) DSLR Camera - $1725 (N. Arlington)
NIB -- Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS Macro USM Lens - $800
BOTH TOGETHER - $2500 (Save $25) + BONUS LEXAR 32GB 400X SD CARD


Camera and Lens are BRAND NEW in the box. Camera is FAST SELLER and SOLD OUT everywhere. It is a HUGE HIT! It was just released a few days ago. Some stores haven't even received stock yet! (It's still in pre-order status at B&H and SOLD OUT on Amazon (off and on). This camera and lens were just received this week (11/03/14) and are still in 30 day return window. (I'll sell them together or separately.)

Please don't waste my time with low-ball offers. I've already lowered the price as far as I think I need to.

UPDATE 11-15-14: I shot a swim meet with the 7D2 last night and it is AMAZING! The camera has now been well tested and WORKS FLAWLESSLY! I shot about 1600 images with it and the DEFLICKER FEATURE works great! See this link to understand what it is...

Why am I selling this camera?? I jumped on a good deal and I'm passing the deal on. If I don't sell it soon, I'll probably just keep it. If it does sell, I'll probably buy another one soon. I'm an experienced photographer and I wanted to confirm this camera was trouble free and also confirm that it works as well as the reviews say it does. I was very impressed! (And you will be too!) If you have any questions regarding the camera, I can probably answer them.

I'm also selling the 24-70 f/4L IS Macro Lens it came with if you are interested in that as well. If you buy both items, I'll include a brand new 32GB 400X Lexar SD Card. I will meet you in public place and accept cash for payment after inspection and purchase.  Forum members can PM me and we'll work out the shipping, payment, etc if you don't live in/near DFW, Texas.[/size][/font][/color]

You will LOVE THE 7D2 CAMERA. Great for everything, esp SPORTS photography. That's what it was designed for. It can shoot at up to 10 fps!! It's superb for outdoor photography as well with extra weather sealing and a rugged magnesium body. This camera was highly anticipated for the last year, it is hard to get and is selling out everywhere. I don't think a bad review exists. I did the work for you...

7D Mark II Reviews…  New owners’ first thoughts…

7D Mark II Key specifications
•   20.2 MP CMOS sensor and ISO 100-16000
•   High speed continuous shooting up to 10.0 fps
•   65-point all cross-type AF system
•   Stunning Full HD video with Custom Movie Servo AF (speed and sensitivity)
•   Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder

You will LOVE THE LENS.  Great for everything, walk around, studio, sports, MACRO, etc.  The 24-70 f/4L uses the newest Hybrid IS design that offers over 4 stops of benefit in low light for normal shooting and over 2.5 stops of benefit in Macro shooting.  Reviews trumpet the amazing Image Quality this lens offers over the older 24-105L along with spectacular Macro performance!  It also has superior weather sealing for outdoor photography making it a perfect companion to the 7D Mark II.

EF 24-70 f/4L IS USM Lens Key specifications
•   L Series standard zoom lens delivers superb image quality in a compact, lightweight design
•   2 aspheric and 2 UD lens elements for high image quality throughout the entire zoom range
•   Full macro shooting mode with up to 0.7x magnification, easily accessible with a one touch switch at the extreme telephoto end
•   Image stabilization effective up to 4 shutters peed stops and Hybrid IS compensates for both angular and shift types of camera shake for macro shooting
•   Resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh and rigorous conditions

FYI – I have over 700 positive feedback on eBay.  Rest assured this is a genuine offer, not a scam.  I look forward to meeting you.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

From time to time, I notice that a fellow CR member is located in my city.  So I figured, why not see how many more there are?

If you wish, reply to this thread with the city that you reside in.  (And perhaps country if not in the U.S.)

For the record, I'm from the Dallas/Fort Worth area in (Arlington) in Texas.  U S A

Heck, who knows, maybe a small meetup would be in the works for some of us.   :D

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