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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 01:12:32 AM »
it would be nice to have a section here on the forum (maybe divided by continent) to sell used gears :)
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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 01:12:32 AM »

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2012, 02:10:24 AM »
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.

You mean to tell me that a camera system is more than just a camera body? You're f'n $hittin' me.

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 04:27:32 AM »
Nonsense. The best black frame / back of cap photographers do not need any lens to produce outstanding images with full 14 stops of DR.

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2012, 06:06:08 AM »
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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Martin

Given that it is Canon gear, and not worth much, I could take it off your hands for a couple of hundred bucks.  Nobody wants that Canon rubbish now that Nikon has the D800.

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2012, 07:13:03 AM »
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 got rid of all my canon gear to move to the D800 using forums like fred miranda, and a couple of ebay listings.

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2012, 10:09:39 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..

Rather than compare prices, i prefer to think in terms of price for performance.
 
Nikon Lenses like the 80-400mm, 24-120mm, 35mmG, are overpriced for their performance.
 
The 70-200mm f/2.8, the 24-70G, and the 14-24G are all priced about right for their performance.

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2012, 10:18:36 AM »
You are probably smart to do it now, since it appears you don't have a lot invested in high end glass and much of what you have is in need of a refresh anyway. Timing is probably good. I'm guessing you can probably net enough to cover about half the cost of a D800 with a kit lens.

I never try to talk anyone out of switching brands, bodies or lenses. If you are dissatisfied with what you have and feel something else would be better, it's unlikely you'll ever be happy with a compromise. Rather than be unhappy with a 5DIII and always thinking you should have gone with a Nikon, its probably better to just cut your losses and switch.

You should recognize though, that it is going to cost you a lot more than the $500 difference between the D800 and the 5D III to replace what you have.

As far as selling goes, I would recommend that you wait a week and watch what identical equipment is selling for on eBay (not what people are asking, but what they are actually selling it for). That way you'll have a better idea about how to price your equipment.
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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2012, 11:53:36 AM »
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
why nikon?
buy a 5d mk 2 or mk3 on the 5d mk you can trade the 5d in for about $500 it will be big enough for most ppl, you can make prints 72 inch x 108 inch! do you think you will print anything bigger that this?
canon will have a 30mpx 3D out in 3monthes, and 1dxmk2, 36mpx in 6 monthes, nikon and canon are about the same! you will sell all your lens and lose money, i would think about it!!
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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2012, 12:02:52 PM »
Let the megapixel chasers go.  They're beyond help/reason because they simply can't disassociate computer screen from print.  When Canon ups the ante, he'll be over on Nikon Rumors wanting to know where he can dump his Nikon gear.

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2012, 12:05:51 PM »
canon will have a 30mpx 3D out in 3monthes, and 1dxmk2, 36mpx in 6 monthes, nikon and canon are about the same! you will sell all your lens and lose money, i would think about it!!
Haha, I love that you think they'll have the 1DXmk2 out before they might even have the original 1DX out.

And if someone wants the D800, a 30mp 3D that costs $5k might not be worth them sticking with Canon. And of course, its a theoretical camera that may or may not ever exist.

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2012, 12:10:08 PM »
you could just say to hell with Nikon and Canon and go medium format if you want the high MP so bad. don't waste your time with 36MP in 35mm format
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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2012, 12:36:52 PM »
I'm planning on moving up to the D800 and be done with it.

The next thing I know...you will be asking where to sell your Nikon gear and switch back to Canon ;D ;D ;D

Friend of mine got his D800 + 14-24 f2.8 last week, he seems to be happy with IQ.

Goodluck and Have Fun with Nikon toys ;)

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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2012, 01:38:02 PM »
you could just say to hell with Nikon and Canon and go medium format if you want the high MP so bad. don't waste your time with 36MP in 35mm format
High MP brings more details.  If Canon and Nikon can have high MP cameras with great IQ in 35mm format cameras,  actually that's good for us.
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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2012, 01:38:02 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2012, 02:11:15 PM »
Nonsense. The best black frame / back of cap photographers do not need any lens to produce outstanding images with full 14 stops of DR.

LOL... ain't that the truth!
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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2012, 02:39:55 PM »
Sounds like another d800 owner who is upset that they get fewer fps, worse video, and indistinguishable IQ.


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Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2012, 02:39:55 PM »