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tiltshift

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As the title says I have a bunch of broken gear (85L, 17-40L, 70-200L IS, 180L 5DMKII, flashes etc)  :'(
Wondering what I should do? Ebay? Prank people with it? Ideally it would be nice to get some money from it...


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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 05:13:04 PM »

I'm sure that you could put each on ebay and the sale price would be more than you expect. Is the glass intact?

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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 09:21:38 PM »
Personally, I'd cry...and then call my insurer. I'd get new gear and they'd get the broken stuff.

Are those broken beyound repair? If so, I think you'd need to disclose it on your ebay ad and then you are less likely to sell it at a good price. If not, wouldn't these items be worth repairing?

What a mess, my camera's sensor is full of massless particules that keep on trying to behave like waves!

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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 09:36:02 PM »
Describe broken.
Slightly damaged fully functional: excellent value
Slightly damaged requires repair: might want to fix before selling
Moderately damaged: will sell for more than you think
Severely damaged beyond repair: coffee mugs!
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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 11:44:11 AM »
Believe it or not, there are people looking for parts for older lenses.

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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 12:22:46 PM »
As the title says I have a bunch of broken gear (85L, 17-40L, 70-200L IS, 180L 5DMKII, flashes etc)  :'(
Wondering what I should do? Ebay? Prank people with it? Ideally it would be nice to get some money from it...
Just curious, how did the damage occur? 
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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 12:48:44 PM »
As the title says I have a bunch of broken gear (85L, 17-40L, 70-200L IS, 180L 5DMKII, flashes etc)  :'(
Wondering what I should do? Ebay? Prank people with it? Ideally it would be nice to get some money from it...
Just curious, how did the damage occur?

Dear friend Mr. Mackguyver.
I just  think ( I might be wrong), Mr. tiltshift is a super smart guy, He just put all his old equipment, include Canon Flashes 550 ex, 5809 EX and 580 EX II in the trash bag and drop from the balcony of his home---And Say to his wife ( Yes I will do too) , Honey, Sorry, I try to shoot the beautiful  blue bird with my dear 1DX and 600 mm Lens, During Shooting, The Crow / Big Black bird start to get jealous, and start to attach me---Yes my  hand just accidentally  push the Old equipment and fall to the concrete drive way---Yes, That is the Bad New---But, my dear wife, The Good New that, all that old equipment are Junks. Now is a great time to upgrade to MK II, that will make me feel like " The real PRO/ Professional Photographer"----PLUS, The Great new that, I already order all new MK II and MK III equipment  last week---That way, I will not miss the World cup soccer, which I will shoot from our 80 Inch 3D LED TV. monitor.

Just Kidding.
Have a great weekend, Sir.
Surapon

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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 12:48:44 PM »

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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 12:51:43 PM »
Just curious to know that if you broke them all at one time in an accident or you are a collector of cheap broken stuff and found them beyond repair or are just too costly to do so.
If they are of no use to you, you may post them for sale - ebay or locally with full disclosure of the conditions of course.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2014, 12:54:01 PM by sama »

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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 01:18:58 PM »
As the title says I have a bunch of broken gear (85L, 17-40L, 70-200L IS, 180L 5DMKII, flashes etc)  :'(
Wondering what I should do? Ebay? Prank people with it? Ideally it would be nice to get some money from it...
Just curious, how did the damage occur?

Dear friend Mr. Mackguyver.
I just  think ( I might be wrong), Mr. tiltshift is a super smart guy, He just put all his old equipment, include Canon Flashes 550 ex, 5809 EX and 580 EX II in the trash bag and drop from the balcony of his home---And Say to his wife ( Yes I will do too) , Honey, Sorry, I try to shoot the beautiful  blue bird with my dear 1DX and 600 mm Lens, During Shooting, The Crow / Big Black bird start to get jealous, and start to attach me---Yes my  hand just accidentally  push the Old equipment and fall to the concrete drive way---Yes, That is the Bad New---But, my dear wife, The Good New that, all that old equipment are Junks. Now is a great time to upgrade to MK II, that will make me feel like " The real PRO/ Professional Photographer"----PLUS, The Great new that, I already order all new MK II and MK III equipment  last week---That way, I will not miss the World cup soccer, which I will shoot from our 80 Inch 3D LED TV. monitor.

Just Kidding.
Have a great weekend, Sir.
Surapon


That's a risky move, Mr Surapon. Might give the wife enough reason to upgrade the husband ;)
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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 02:05:58 PM »


Honey, Sorry, I try to shoot the beautiful  blue bird with my dear 1DX and 600 mm Lens, During Shooting, The Crow / Big Black bird start to get jealous, and start to attach me---Yes my  hand just accidentally  push the Old equipment and fall to the concrete drive way---

Surapon
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...So how come it's gotta' be a big BLACK bird?!?!! ;D :D ;) :)
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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 02:08:35 PM »
You guys are too funny.  I was thinking he did it base jumping, skydiving, or maybe something really dangerous like putting his gear in a checked bag at the airport ;)
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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 02:13:23 PM »
As the title says I have a bunch of broken gear (85L, 17-40L, 70-200L IS, 180L 5DMKII, flashes etc)  :'(
Wondering what I should do? Ebay? Prank people with it? Ideally it would be nice to get some money from it...
I would post them on eBay indicating in condition "for parts only" and see how much I can get.
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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 02:19:09 PM »
Another vote for eBay, broken Canon gear, particularly lenses, often fetch crazy money on there.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Have a bunch of broken L series lenses + 5dMKII... What does one do?
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 02:19:09 PM »