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alexanderferdinand

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Re: Upgraded - Sell old equipment?
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2013, 01:26:09 PM »
Very personal decision.
I can understand persons not to sell one piece because of its history.
Sentimental. Sigh.
I sold everything I didnt need anymore.
Was easy, because I sold it to people I know.
So I see their second life and bringing joy to them.

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Re: Upgraded - Sell old equipment?
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2013, 01:26:09 PM »

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Re: Upgraded - Sell old equipment?
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2013, 07:35:18 PM »
Sell sell sell! Get rid of the ef-s lenses while you still can. They're dropping in price nowadays. I assume you bought a 6D for improved IQ. Once you start using it you'll not want to use anything else!

I kept my 7D only as my back up and it rarely gets used now. The high frame rate of the 7D still appeals to me though and I want to keep it. However, I see no adv for you to keep a t4i.

If you decide down the line you need a back up you could always just pick up a EOS M deal or a used rebel. Though I doubt you will.

Agree with 99% of what you said, other than the EOS M part.  Frankly I'd like a new rebel for the price of a used one...and this might be the time of year to get lucky!!

The M is actually not a bad little gizmo once you find a use for it!! I use it to capture those "quick snaps" that would otherwise be lost while changing lenses. It means I can park a 135L on my camera all day and not worry about any wide stuff. M got me covered!
+1 ... also installing Magic Lantern makes it even more useful.

Thanks Rienzphotoz - my first order of business today is to install ML!! I just ordered an FD - EOS M adapter, been bidding on some FD glass too. Time for some "pure photography" fun with digital ML assistsnce!!! Haha!

update - mission successful! Thanks to this guy -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ5Zwt_Nwa4

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Re: Upgraded - Sell old equipment?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2013, 01:10:14 AM »
I visit CR daily(10-20 times a day). I have seen 100ish similar questions - many members end up selling crop body after getting FF (5D, 6D, 5D II, 5D III, 1D X). The IQ of FF will blow the t4i away. Your t4i will stay in the bag and collect dust. Same thing with 24-105 owners, after getting 24-70 II.

To save you time and money, sell all the crop gear as fast as you can. Use that money toward to future L lenses. 17-55 & 10-22 are wonderful lenses for crop, but they still can't match with L lenses - from IQ to build quality.   
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Re: Upgraded - Sell old equipment?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2013, 01:10:14 AM »