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10/31/2009 10:55:43 PM · #1
ok... I have $350 in my paypal account and it's been sitting there for months and I want it out of there... it's in US funds, and the exchange rate to canadian dollars is so bad i'm better off spending it than loosing so much on the conversion...

sooo i'm looking on ebay... what should I buy for $350 on ebay???

let me know =)

here's all my current junk...

Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR II
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI
Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X 124AF Pro DX

Message edited by author 2009-10-31 22:56:03.
10/31/2009 11:11:05 PM · #2
A *LOT* of bubble gum!
10/31/2009 11:14:01 PM · #3
hahaha... hmmmmm sounds tempting... could you imagine!!! buying like 10000 sticks of bubble gum on ebay! hahaha why buys food on ebay and eats it??? ahahaha
10/31/2009 11:25:35 PM · #4
You might have a look at the new Vivitar 7MM fisheye for Nikon. They are about that price new on eBay.
10/31/2009 11:28:06 PM · #5
you should sell me where your 85 mm for $250, so you can have an even $600 in your account. :-)
10/31/2009 11:28:52 PM · #6
I actually already have the Nikon 10.5mm fisheye, but that vivitar one looks like a great deal!

any other suggestions??? quick, talk me into something before I change my mind =)
10/31/2009 11:30:25 PM · #7
hahaha, actually I bought that 85mm on ebay for $157 US.... I got it so cheap because it has some dust inside and some a lot of handling marks, but it works PERFECT!!!
10/31/2009 11:34:04 PM · #8
i'm looking at getting a Nikon 180mm f/2.8 AF-D lens... but i don't really know if I would use it much...

any ideas?
11/01/2009 03:32:04 AM · #9
11/01/2009 04:05:49 AM · #10
Ever considered getting a Lensbaby? Something different...
11/01/2009 05:26:30 AM · #11

I actually had a lensbaby, but i sold it because i only used it once in 6 months


Message edited by author 2009-11-01 07:16:26.
11/01/2009 07:58:12 AM · #12
Buy the domain name "shutterforhire.com" - $10.69 @ GoDaddy.com
Host the domain for 1 year @ GoDaddy ($4.74 mo) - $56.88 (so you can have the email address eric@shutterforhire or pro@shutterforhire.com)
Pro SmugMug web site for 1 year - $149.95
TOTAL = $217.52
Spend the balance on a nice dinner and drinks to celebrate your new business!
11/01/2009 09:18:33 AM · #13
hahahha, actually, I just bought www.ericlawrence.ca from godaddy.com a month ago and my cousin is creating the website for me as we speak...

great idea though =)

any more ideas??? =)
11/01/2009 10:03:41 AM · #14
Your list looks good to me, how bout a plane ticket somewhere!
11/01/2009 12:42:35 PM · #15
I have the battery grip on my d90 and really like it.
11/01/2009 12:48:11 PM · #16
I didn't notice any lighting in your outfit..
11/01/2009 04:16:10 PM · #17
I have the grip and it's awesome...

I have a collection of lighting, but maybe there is something more I could use... here's a list


AB-B800 x 3
Vagabond II
AB-Medium softbox
three unbrellas

maybe someone can help me out... for taking photos of cars, what modifiers would you use? maybe I could get a larger softbox? the one i have is 24x36... is that big enough? is it enough to use that with some umbrellas?

plane ticket would be nice =) but i can't afford the time off work... the money in there is profit from selling old camera stuff, so I want to blow it on more camera stuff to replace the old junk...
11/01/2009 05:49:33 PM · #18
yikes!! you got enough stuff buy me something!!??

11/01/2009 06:38:12 PM · #19
hahaha, well as we all know... photography is an addiction... you can NEVER have enough gear =)

any more suggestions?
11/01/2009 07:18:06 PM · #20
Carbon fiber tripod yet? Gitzo maybe?

Business cards? www.Moo.com makes an awesome card

11/01/2009 07:25:26 PM · #21
i'm good for tripods... and i already have business cards... thanks though =)

there has got to be something you can think of that I can waste my money on =)
11/01/2009 07:36:46 PM · #22
Send it to me to add to my account for my pre-ordered 1DMKIV.


11/01/2009 08:10:30 PM · #23
damn! that thing is a tank! what are those things? like $6000 or something?
11/01/2009 08:24:54 PM · #24
Originally posted by Shutter-For-Hire:

damn! that thing is a tank! what are those things? like $6000 or something?

I pre-ordered mine for $4999.00. Hoping it ships mid-december.

11/01/2009 08:42:36 PM · #25
Nice! i'm assuming it's in the same class as the D3x (nikon user here)
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