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Chris Jankowski

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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2013, 09:14:10 PM »
I would recommend that you sell T1i body and 6 last lenses on your list.  This will leave you with an excellent FF body 2 great zooms 24-105 and 70-300 and a fantastic macro/portrait lens.  I do not think that you really need T1i if you have 6D.  For greater reach you can crop the FF frame.

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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2013, 09:57:18 PM »
I've previously used the Library filters in LR to look at metadata for situations like this, but would like to find a better way. Any suggestions for a product like Aperture Inspector for Lightroom? I see that he was working on Lightroom Inspector, but the site for that seems to be down.

I came across this one, but I'm not a fan of it needing to dump the data on their site for analysis: http://lightroomanalytics.com/

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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2013, 11:19:59 PM »
keep the L lenses, dump the pancake (waste of money) and the EF lenses.....

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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2013, 12:37:38 AM »
Sell everything. Keep 6D + 40mm pancake as a compact system.

Your new gear:
24-70 II
70-200 f2.8 IS II
85 f1.8 - L II is even better
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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2013, 01:38:04 AM »
I recently did a mental check of what lenses I used and which ones mostly sat in my bag, being toted around as 'excess baggage' for the most part.  I sold the 3 I barely used.

I recommend the same for you.  Look at what you use the most and sell the rest.  I'd start by selling off the T1i and the EF-S lenses to go with it...unless you like toting that one around as a light weight, single camera shooting.  I'm toying with getting a mirrorless or a G15 for 'banging around in my car'.  But unless that's your intent for the T1i, dump it. 

Stay with the 6D and the Ls + 40mm.  FWIW, I kept 4 Ls to go with my 5D3.

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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2013, 02:39:40 AM »
Don't sell the t1i? It's worth more to you as a working camera system than you get from selling it. Put the rebel, 18-55, 55-250, and 60 macro in a bag with the battery charger. Forget about it until somebody can really use it.

Why do you still have the 28-105?

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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2013, 07:20:52 PM »
Thank you all for your advice and suggestions. You've given me some ideas and perspectives that I hadn't thought about and that's exactly what I wanted.

Neuro, thank you for the link to Aperture Inspector. You or someone else had mentioned it before, but I couldn't find it in the App Store. Now I know why! I watched the demo and I'm going to get it.

I plan to keep the T1i, at least until I get a replacement for it, although that won't be right away. I really like the smaller size and weight for times when I don't want to take the heavier 6D and L lenses with me. It's not much bigger than the new SL1, although clearly the T1i has older technology.

Aroo, you asked why I still have the 28-105. It was the lens I bought with my Canon Elan 7 in 2001 and I kept it when I sold the Elan 7. I thought it might be a better lens than the EF-S 18-55, but after using the comparison tool in The Digital Picture, it looks like the 18-55 is sharper, although the 28-105 is a faster lens. Am I reading the chart info in TDP  correctly?

Wsmith96 suggested I keep the 18-55, which I could bundle with the T1i body when I want to sell it. Assuming I've correctly understood the information from TDP, perhaps I should sell the 28-105 and keep the 18-55?

Any additional thoughts will be appreciated.

Carol
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Re: Which lenses should I sell?
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2013, 07:20:52 PM »