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12/31/2012 06:05:07 AM · #1
This is not a fact, but I will have to consider this very seriously. I simply acknowledge that I have a problem. Yes, a sad day.

Please advise me. If I sell I want to sell everything, not item wise. What do you think?
I have a 7D lightly used as we all know
a carbon fiber tripod and mono-pod
a 70-200 L, f/2.8 not IS Canon
a X2 converter Canon
a 100 mm Macro f2/8
a 10-22 mm Canon
a 24-105 mm L F/4 Canon
a 50 mm f/1.8
a 580 ii Flash Canon
a macro ring flash from Sigma
an electronic remote trigger,
4 X Batteries
a thingy that comes at the bottom of the camera and takes 2 batteries
a sling harness, black rapid, and some other thingies like light deflectors.
and obviously some camera bags by Manfrotto, one over used, one brand new, a sling bag.

Okay, that is what I have. Question, what could I expect, reasonably, to get for this.

Forget the emotion overflow, we are talking about my life. I will probably get a point and shoot, but can not see life without my hobby.

Thank you for your help and advise. Happy new year.
12/31/2012 06:32:42 AM · #2
I doubt you will find a buyer for all that in one go unless its cheap enough for a dealer/trader to buy and split up a d sell

Do you have a good local canera shop? My local canera shop buys second hand gear to sell

I know it's a hassle but you'll be better selling it individually

I buy a lot of second hand gear but it's all individual as I have bits etc a d when I have the money

It's rare to find someone going from no gear to all that in one shot unless they're changing systems or had say an insurance claim

I hope you sort it out and regain your health

A quick rough total in my head £3000

Message edited by author 2012-12-31 06:34:58.
12/31/2012 06:43:31 AM · #3
Hope all works out for you..

You may want to consider a Fuji X-Pro1 with a lens or 2, they now do a zoom, it is light with great results and at the end of the day you would get a good trade-in at a shop against one.
12/31/2012 08:06:38 AM · #4
Happy New Year Peter, hoping all the best for you in 2013.
12/31/2012 09:18:53 AM · #5
if you want top dollar, sell separability. As Guiles said, you are going to have a hard time selling the entire package as single item as you easily have over $5000 USD on the used market. its not like you have skimpy gear, if you just want tomove it if its priced wellenough you will move it as someone will buy it and sell it off for you and make a profit. Maybe make a package with the camera and accessories and sell the lenses individually.

As far as replacements going from a dslr to a downgrade will be tough, the new mirrorless are nice but the prices aren't great. I'm not sure what your reasons are but if its financial them maybe pick up a used rebel like a t2i and downgrade or sell off what your don't use or use very little. for instance getting a t2i and a 18-200, you could still net close to $4500 USD.

Peter, I hope this helps and hope you get through your problem.

01/01/2013 01:35:10 AM · #6
Thanks for the feedback.

mike_311, the reason is simple, I am playing endgame. I simply have a hard time walking at all and can not carry my camera with the 24-105L without serious pain.

I have been advised to wait until the 16th, my meeting with my Professor, and then to decide. If the quality of my life can improve and all this suffering the past month can be taken care of, then maybe I should reconsider. Thing is I do not have to sell, I can also give it away, LOL.

I expected a value of $5,000/£3000 would be reasonable. Even more if I list all like the spider 3PRO and Licence codes for software I will not use again; like all the Topaz bundles, my portrait professional and HDR program; programs I bought.

Let's wait. I note in the mean time if people look for individual items PROVIDED I sell/give away.
01/01/2013 06:48:25 AM · #7
I have a 7D lightly used as we all know - $650
a carbon fiber tripod and mono-pod - $150
a 70-200 L, f/2.8 not IS Canon - $900
a X2 converter Canon - $100
a 100 mm Macro f2/8 - $500
a 10-22 mm Canon - $650
a 24-105 mm L F/4 Canon - $850
a 50 mm f/1.8 - $100
a 580 ii Flash Canon - $375
a macro ring flash from Sigma - $200
an electronic remote trigger, - ???
4 X Batteries - ???
a thingy that comes at the bottom of the camera and takes 2 batteries - $150
a sling harness, black rapid, and some other thingies like light deflectors. - $100
and obviously some camera bags by Manfrotto, one over used, one brand new, a sling bag. - $50

Estimated Potential Total - $4775.00

So, I would estimate that the kit is worth between $3500 to $5000 if sold piece by piece. You will get less on a package basis as previously suggested. It will take time to sell and you will need to be prepared to ignore low ball offers if you want to realize these values. Good luck.

01/01/2013 01:02:37 PM · #8
If you need to sell because of financial reasons, that's one thing. If you're selling for emotional reasons, take the advice and wait for your meeting. You've been surprised before. Might as well let it play out. There still might be more in the peter 7D combo. Doesnt hurt to to wait a couple of weeks.

(Still in my thoughts and prayers, Peter! Always!)
01/01/2013 01:52:41 PM · #9
Peter if weight is the only issue, why not consider a Canon EOS M with adapter? That way you could hang on to some of your lighter lenses. Unless the lack of a viewfinder is a problem.
01/01/2013 02:54:15 PM · #10
The proper camera is the one you'll use. If what you have is too heavy, you won't use it anyway. If I were in your situation, I'd at least sell the heavy stuff (which tends to be worth the most anyway), and buy a mirrorless or micro 4/3 system, and get out shooting again.

I buy and sell a lot, sometimes buying large collections and parting the stuff out for a profit. Selling all that stuff individually is a *lot* of work. A dealer will give you 50-60% of what the dealer expects to resell it for. If you enjoy the various aspects of selling, it might be worth it to do it yourself. If you don't, it's definitely worth it to let someone else take the profit.
01/01/2013 03:21:27 PM · #11
I agree with Ann's assessment. In addition to my Nikon D800 gear, I use a wonderful Sony NEX7. While I have several lenses for this small camera, I use the Zeiss 24mm f1.8 mostly and have purchased a fantastic fitted leather case for it. It is a great package. And, I must admit that I have truly enjoyed using just one camera and one lens for all shots. This simplified approach is a bit retro, but it is fun too. Here is a sample shot taken with the NEX7 / Zeiss package inside a B-29 bomber while in flight. I dare say that the Nikon with several lenses might have challenged the images that I captured regarding image quality - very slightly. But, the ease of use and compact size made it far easier to enjoy the ride, the experience of flight in the last remaining airworthy B-29 (named FiFi) and still capture some interesting images.

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Message edited by author 2013-01-01 15:23:49.
01/01/2013 04:24:47 PM · #12
I also Agree with Ann. Personally I'm in the same boat due to an accident at work, I simply cannot hold my normal sized dSLR with a bigger lens attached and just walk around. So my big stuff is going to the camera exchange and going all micro 4/3rds.
01/01/2013 04:53:41 PM · #13
Originally posted by Morgan:

I agree with Ann's assessment. In addition to my Nikon D800 gear, I use a wonderful Sony NEX7. While I have several lenses for this small camera, I use the Zeiss 24mm f1.8 mostly and have purchased a fantastic fitted leather case for it. It is a great package. And, I must admit that I have truly enjoyed using just one camera and one lens for all shots. This simplified approach is a bit retro, but it is fun too. Here is a sample shot taken with the NEX7 / Zeiss package inside a B-29 bomber while in flight. I dare say that the Nikon with several lenses might have challenged the images that I captured regarding image quality - very slightly. But, the ease of use and compact size made it far easier to enjoy the ride, the experience of flight in the last remaining airworthy B-29 (named FiFi) and still capture some interesting images.

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You got to ride in Fifi???? I'm *so* jealous! I have pictures of several different B-29's, including Fifi, but it was from the period when she was grounded. My dad's best friend was a B-29 gunner. He crashed near Munich in 1943 (IIRC), and he spent the rest of the war in a POW camp. When I met up with my Dad for a family reunion in Tucson a few years ago, all he wanted to do was go to the air museum and see if they had records of Herman's flight. (They did, and they made copies of everything for Dad. It was an amazing read. The Pima Air Museum is awesome.)

Given the small spaces inside a B-29 (guys that flew in B-29's were all chosen for their size), I would be surprised if they had even let you on the plane with a big camera.
01/01/2013 09:40:22 PM · #14
Originally posted by Ann:

Originally posted by Morgan:

I agree with Ann's assessment. In addition to my Nikon D800 gear, I use a wonderful Sony NEX7. While I have several lenses for this small camera, I use the Zeiss 24mm f1.8 mostly and have purchased a fantastic fitted leather case for it. It is a great package. And, I must admit that I have truly enjoyed using just one camera and one lens for all shots. This simplified approach is a bit retro, but it is fun too. Here is a sample shot taken with the NEX7 / Zeiss package inside a B-29 bomber while in flight. I dare say that the Nikon with several lenses might have challenged the images that I captured regarding image quality - very slightly. But, the ease of use and compact size made it far easier to enjoy the ride, the experience of flight in the last remaining airworthy B-29 (named FiFi) and still capture some interesting images.

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You got to ride in Fifi???? I'm *so* jealous! I have pictures of several different B-29's, including Fifi, but it was from the period when she was grounded. My dad's best friend was a B-29 gunner. He crashed near Munich in 1943 (IIRC), and he spent the rest of the war in a POW camp. When I met up with my Dad for a family reunion in Tucson a few years ago, all he wanted to do was go to the air museum and see if they had records of Herman's flight. (They did, and they made copies of everything for Dad. It was an amazing read. The Pima Air Museum is awesome.)

Given the small spaces inside a B-29 (guys that flew in B-29's were all chosen for their size), I would be surprised if they had even let you on the plane with a big camera.


Hi Ann, I am a pilot but just in small airplanes like Cessna and Piper. As a matter of fact, I am flying tomorrow morning to go for lunch someplace (we call it the $100 hamburger). Normally I fly a Cessna 172 which is a small 4-seat plane. All good fun.

Yes, I flew in the jump seat of FIFI last July while attending the AirVenture Aviation event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The B-29 is very large and I could bring any camera on-board. There was lots of space. I also had a ride that same week in "Aluminum Overcast" which is a B-17 bomber. Now, it is designed for 120 lb, 20 years - so this is the airplane that I think you mean regarding the restricted space inside the aircraft. I sat in the radio operator's seat on that flight. I dare not go through the bomb-bay passage to the cockpit due to my large size and old age. But, it was a wonderful flight too since they had removed the top-side gun turret and left the 4' x 6' hole open to the air for me to snap pictures. Here are a few more pictures from these two flights. All images were taken with the Sony NEX7 and the Zeiss 24mm f1.8 lens combination.

B-17 "Aluminum Overcast"

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B-29 "FIFI"

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01/02/2013 05:48:18 AM · #15
Originally posted by docpjv:

Thanks for the feedback.

mike_311, the reason is simple, I am playing endgame. I simply have a hard time walking at all and can not carry my camera with the 24-105L without serious pain.

I have been advised to wait until the 16th, my meeting with my Professor, and then to decide. If the quality of my life can improve and all this suffering the past month can be taken care of, then maybe I should reconsider. Thing is I do not have to sell, I can also give it away, LOL.

I expected a value of $5,000/£3000 would be reasonable. Even more if I list all like the spider 3PRO and Licence codes for software I will not use again; like all the Topaz bundles, my portrait professional and HDR program; programs I bought.

Let's wait. I note in the mean time if people look for individual items PROVIDED I sell/give away.


Sad to ear this.

Hope they can improve your life quality. Sometime sour passions are the motivation to go on, and when this goes away the road seems harder to travel upon.

My prayers are with you and really wish you a good and peacefull 2013.
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