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where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:02:48 PM »
I have a 5D, w 70-200 f4, 24-105, 85 1.4, 50 1.4, grip, 2 580s.  I've been waiting for the price to come in line w Nikon on the 5dii.  That does not look like it's going to happen-  especially considering the angst with the 5diii.

Where is the best place to unload this used gear?

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 01:11:08 PM »
If you want the highest prices, you'll have to sell privately, ebay, amazon (not so private), craiglist, etc.  Selling to a professional store such as Adorama, you'll only get 70% of the used price, whereas other places you can get more money.  You're right though, the 5D Mark III price isn't going anywhere.  However, if you think you'll suddenly have greater experiences and greater IQ changing to Nikon, you're in for big disappointment.  If however, you are going for price, good luck to you.  You may be able to purchase a Nikon camera at similar capability of the 5D Mark III and cheaper the price.
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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 01:31:04 PM »
I'm planning on moving up to the D800 and be done with it. 

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 01:51:01 PM »
I have a 5D, w 70-200 f4, 24-105, 85 1.4, 50 1.4, grip, 2 580s.  I've been waiting for the price to come in line w Nikon on the 5dii.  That does not look like it's going to happen-  especially considering the angst with the 5diii.

Where is the best place to unload this used gear?

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Fredmiranda.com & ebay.  Good luck.  You will love the D800.

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 02:36:26 PM »
'.....and be done with it.'

As a photographer, are we ever done with it?  We wouldn't be here at CR if that were entirely true. HA!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 03:29:11 PM »
+1 FredMiranda.com

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 03:40:17 PM »
+1 FredMiranda.com
Yep. Costs you $10 to be able to do it, but with all the gear you want to move that's nothing. Its basically Ebays listing fees. You might sell them higher on Ebay, but by the time the fees come out, I doubt you get more.

You'll get the most money on Craigslist, but, you'll also get a ton of scam emails and probably have a few people flake out on you. I'd post it on FM and Craigslist and go with whichever nets you more. Has always worked for me

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 03:40:17 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 03:42:41 PM »
Can't go wrong with Fred Miranda. The ebay seller's fees are ridiculous these days, and craigslist is a crapshot.

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 03:44:14 PM »
You should just donate your unwanted gear to your local Goodwill store, like Ken Rockwell does.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 03:51:34 PM »
You should just donate your unwanted gear to your local Goodwill store, like Ken Rockwell does.

+100

i agree...nikon gear is cheap in the end, so you wouldnt need so much money
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 09:09:49 PM »
The D800 is not so great after all ...it has its flaws too

See this... http://www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=11652

thus there is no perfect world.
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 11:27:45 PM »
I have a 5D, w 70-200 f4, 24-105, 85 1.4, 50 1.4, grip, 2 580s.  I've been waiting for the price to come in line w Nikon on the 5dii.  That does not look like it's going to happen-  especially considering the angst with the 5diii.

Where is the best place to unload this used gear?

Thanks

Martin

i bought a D800, but hung on to my canon gear.  Good thing too, there is no lenses on the Nikon side up to the quality of the 24-105L, the 135mmL, the 100-400mmL, the 17mm TS-E, and so on.  There are a few lenses that are capable of giving the results the body can deliver, but selection is very limited.
 
Since the 24-105mmL, 135mmL and 100-400mmL are among my most used lenses, I was pretty disappointed.  The D800 is now listed on ebay along with my 24-70mm G and 80-200mm f/2.8D.  I kept the 50mm lens for now.  I had been planning on buying a 14-24mmG, but without my commonly used equivalent lenses, I was never going to be very happy.  I do quite a bit of low light photography, and the D800 is weak there.

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 12:14:03 AM »
i'm confused.. Nikon gear is more expensive than Canon.. ? lenses, etc.. for the same performance.. such as the 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, etc primes..
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 12:25:09 AM »
i'm confused.. Nikon gear is more expensive than Canon.. ? lenses, etc.. for the same performance.. such as the 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, etc primes..

Some people are dazzled like a rabbit in the headlight by the high mp, high DR and $500 savings on the 5DIII and have forgotten the old addage about getting something for nothing.

For some the D800 is the answer, for some its not. For some the 5DIII is the answer, for some its not. For some neither have anything to offer over their existing kit.

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 12:48:16 AM »
i'm confused.. Nikon gear is more expensive than Canon.. ? lenses, etc.. for the same performance.. such as the 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, etc primes..

It has nearly always been thus, so far as I can tell from various comments from people...

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