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Jan 16, 2012 20:42 |  #31

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Donate to a non-profit. Deductions are often be overstated a bit, making it worthwhile to do so, from a $ standpoint.

Pretty sure that's fraud...


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Jan 16, 2012 21:03 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #32

I had an old promaster teleconvertor. I took it apart, removed the glass, and put it back together. Now I have a free extention tube.


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Jan 16, 2012 21:05 |  #33

boufa wrote in post #13716582 (external link)
I had an old promaster teleconvertor. I took it apart, removed the glass, and put it back together. Now I have a free extention tube.

haha my dad did that back in the day with screw mount lenses...the TC was actually cheaper than the tube, so he just punched out the glass lol


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Jan 17, 2012 01:11 |  #34

Mine sit in a box at my storage unit. They have no actual value - I have seen identical lenses on eBay for $5 "buy it now", and no one has bought them. I'd say that is valueless, at least from a financial standpoint. As I afore-mentioned, I could donate 'em to a non-profit . . . but I would likely misplace the paperwork and not be able to claim it anyway.

I do take 'em out and look at 'em once every couple years or so. Doing so brings back some fond, as well as some not-so-fond, memories of when I shot film.


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Jan 17, 2012 01:46 |  #35

Launch it at your noisey neighbours....


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Jan 17, 2012 01:47 |  #36

Tom Reichner wrote in post #13717683 (external link)
Mine sit in a box at my storage unit. They have no actual value - I have seen identical lenses on eBay for $5 "buy it now", and no one has bought them. I'd say that is valueless, at least from a financial standpoint. As I afore-mentioned, I could donate 'em to a non-profit . . . but I would likely misplace the paperwork and not be able to claim it anyway.

I do take 'em out and look at 'em once every couple years or so. Doing so brings back some fond, as well as some not-so-fond, memories of when I shot film.

i don't know what ebay you're looking at...

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that's like a solid $100...that's some value


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Jan 17, 2012 02:05 |  #37

how old are we talking? i have a 55-250 that's collecting dust. i hate you canon for pulling that stupid discount in targets which pretty much drove the prices of used 55-250's down to nothing. just waiting for it to go back up a little bit so i can sell it.


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Jan 17, 2012 02:09 |  #38

nikesupremedunk wrote in post #13717804 (external link)
how old are we talking? i have a 55-250 that's collecting dust. i hate you canon for pulling that stupid discount in targets which pretty much drove the prices of used 55-250's down to nothing. just waiting for it to go back up a little bit so i can sell it.

i don't see why it'd start going back up....and what are we talking here...going from 140-175 even if it were to...


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Jan 17, 2012 07:04 |  #39

DreDaze wrote in post #13717778 (external link)
i don't know what ebay you're looking at...

35-70mm (external link)

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that's like a solid $100...that's some value

I've looked at those for a while...they aren't moving. No one bids on them. So that appears to be only the value the owner has placed on them. I'd say they would possibly fetch about 1/2 of that.


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Jan 17, 2012 09:46 |  #40

kristin6 wrote in post #13718454 (external link)
I've looked at those for a while...they aren't moving. No one bids on them. So that appears to be only the value the owner has placed on them. I'd say they would possibly fetch about 1/2 of that.

those are completed listing prices...that's how much they sold for the green are usually the ones to look at...the red is where the owner placed too high of a starting bid typically, and they didn't sell...green is how much you could sell yours for...as long as you can do an interesting enough listing


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