If you had to start all over and have only one camera and one lens, what would it be?
I'm selling my:
and my 580ex
and using as little of that money to reduce my gear.
My family comes first and life isnt free, but i dont want to give up on photography, which has been my life since i was 17.
I know the overall "profit" ill make wont be a huge amount, but im 25 with a 9 month old and every penny counts right now.
I picked my current gear for landscapes and portraits. So that's what im looking to still be able to do. I probably cant have the best of both worlds, and something that does both, isnt likely to do it as well as what i have. but downgrading for money is looking to be my only option right now.
Just some ramblings...
If you sell your stuff, will it help? The sale of these items is a one time cash infusion, then that's it.
You won't get what you paid for it, nor will you be able to re-purchase the items for less at a later date.*
*lenses, at least. Once in a lifetime deals excluded. Bodies and electronic accessories don't hold their value.
If your items are paid for, then that makes it harder.
If you have money issues now, then I'd sit down and think about the "why" part before selling . If you don't, then the underlying problem will return.
If you have cable TV or an expensive phone plan, I'd ditch that before selling the photography gear that has some meaning to you.
I am not asking for any explanations with respect to your situation, but I do know that if you sell and then re-purchase then you have no choices to equal what you have for less money, which will be a constant reminder with every image.