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#1 toni-a

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 08:06 PM

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This is a part of my gear.

I feel I have too much

The usual say: keep the lenses you are using sell the ones you aren't doesn't apply since I am using all of them

bodies: 300D and 30D not used but to cheap to sell kept as souvenir/ornament

5D MKi

750D

lenses

 

8mm fisheye

10-18

tokina 16-28 f2.8

15-85IS

17-55f2.8IS

18-55

24-105L

tokina 24-200

28f2.8

50f1.4

70-300IS

100mm macro

speedlights: sigma 500 DG super, Canon 580 EX youngnuo 600EX RT

 

of the  lenses tokina 16-28 is listed for sale

24-200 is going to the repairs this week

28mm f2.8 manual focus only--> ornament on the 300D

lenses selling is out of question: 17-55f2.8

I need all three flashes for multiflash photography

if you were me and want your camera and lenses to fit in one backpack, what would you keep?

 

 

 



#2 obican

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:17 PM

Let me see

 

Keep these:

 

-300D

-30D

 

No point in selling those two.

 

I had a 5Di and an APS-C camera at the same time. I had bought the 5D only for using with one lens (Zeiss 35/2.4 Flektogon). I ended up not using it at all. It gave me exactly three keepers in one year (maybe even more) so I sold it. To be honest, I don't see such a lens in  your setup neither. 50/1.4 is much more enjoyable in FF but that's about it.

 

In this way of thinking, I'd ditch the 5D. You have quite a good system in APS-C anyway so  I'd build on that. I'd probably sell:

 

-24-105L

-18-55

-16-28

 

-Either 17-55 or 15-85. Or just take one of them with you.

 

I'd probably add a 30/1.4 kinda lens (Sigma has a nice one, right?) and call it a day. 

 

Or honestly I'd just buy a 6D and get a whole set of lenses. It's much lighter than any of the 5D models and works really well with Canon primes.



#3 obican

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:21 PM

I'd also get rid of all the flashes and buy three new, same brand and same model.



#4 TeeGee

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 05:10 PM

Call that much???? :D



#5 dave's clichés

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 10:13 AM

  Just buy a bigger backpack!


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#6 toni-a

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:13 AM

  Just buy a bigger backpack!

I already have a gigantic backpack capable of accomodating 2 DSLRs plus 2 flashes, plus seven lenses plus laptop, but unfortunatelt this is not enough... I am using two other accessory backpacks  



#7 dave's clichés

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:52 AM

How gigantic......this gigantic?

 

http://www.firestorm...product_id=2290

 

 

Now that's a backpack!!!

 

 

 

Oh you might need a little help from my friend, he's not really wedding trained though!

 

 

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:36 PM

Wow... that's quite some gear there. I would sell all these cameras except the 750D (none of them are particularly exciting except the 750D - you might want to keep that one) for - say - a 80D, and leave just three lenses: 10-18, 17-55 (I have a soft spot for that one...), 100 macro, and add a decent telephoto like - say - a 70-200/4 L IS. Much of your stuff is old one, so getting anything but small change for that might be a problem though... No idea wrt flashes; they may or may not be very important for your style. I make due with just one 430EX (first iteration - the "nuclear accelerator" one).

 

I can also confess to owning duplicate gear but some of it (the Tamron 70-300) is slowly getting turned over to my wife's control. However, I'm a firm believer in two body setup, especially since I'm shooting a lot in inclement weather - like today - where I'm always wary of changing lenses for fear of getting snow (that's what is being dished upon us these days) inside.



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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:30 PM

I have given away my 350D when I went to the 450D, to a friend who would like to use it. Same with my 450D, I gave it away when I got my 6D, to another friend who would like to have a DSLR.

 

No reason to keep older bodies, as there is a reason you bought a new one. And giving it to someone gives me bigger satisfaction than selling it to someone silly enough to bid the highest price.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:38 PM

I have given away my 350D when I went to the 450D, to a friend who would like to use it. Same with my 450D, I gave it away when I got my 6D, to another friend who would like to have a DSLR.

 

No reason to keep older bodies, as there is a reason you bought a new one. And giving it to someone gives me bigger satisfaction than selling it to someone silly enough to bid the highest price.

I've given a good deal of gear away too. Sometimes I do regret getting rid of the 24-85/3.5-4.5 though. :) (One of these days a relative has offered me a 28-90 zoom lens that came with his ages old film EOS... go figure).


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