Hide them so the cops don't find out....
April 20, 2014, 12:56:22 PM
Topic: What do you do with old bodies? (Read 6617 times)
What is truth?
When I got my 40D, I passed the 400D that I was replacing onto my Dad. Then during the period I was first considering replacing the 40D, I was in a situation where I could have done with a second body and missed the shot because of it (I was looking at the 5D MkII by that time, but didn't fit in with my wildlife interests). I decided then, that I needed a second backup body. Eventually when the 7D arrived, I kept the 40D as a backup, until I decided to get the 5D MkII for landscape work. The 40D was originally a Canon refurb, which I was lucky and got for a good price, as a result, I only lost £42 on the resale, less than 10% of the original price. The 1D-X is appealing (although the cost isn't :p), but I'm not sure which body it would replace. The logical one would be the 7D in some ways, but I'd probably miss the extra reach, plus I'd probably lose less on the 5D MkII and it would give me more towards the 1D-X. It would be nice to get the 1D-X, but it wouldn't be for some time after its release, unless I win the lottery.
Canon 5D MkIII, 7D, 300mm L IS f/2.8 and a few other L's
a fellow i know has a huge aquarium in his studio. every piece of broken, obsolete or otherwise useless photographic equipment he has become part of a reef.
I made a jacket out of the skin, and buried the unusable bits out in the woods.
Too much gear, too little space.
Donate them to medical science
5DIII + BGE11 / 5DII + BGE6 / 40D + BGE2N /8-15 4L / 17-35 2.8L / 24 3.5L TS-E / 24-105 4L IS /Zuiko 50 1.4/ 100 2.8L Macro IS / 70-200 2.8L / 300 4L / 100-400L
Give it proper burial in a pet cemetary.
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Try to sell it on ebay or craigslist. If not just give it to my kids.
5D Mark III/60D (sold) / 24-70mm f2.8L / 16-35mm f2.8L II / 70-200mm f2.8L IS II/ 85mm f1.8/ 580EX II
My T1i isn't all that old, and has probably at least half the shutter life left. When I determine if it gives "sharper" images than my 7D, I'll know whether to keep it for product type photography or whether to ponder something else for it. It would be nice to have a backup body, but if Canon releases a new and amazing camera in early 2012 (which seems quite probable) it would be foolish to keep the T1i and not get some money back in reserve for an upgrade to a camera sharper than even the 7D.