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Have you ever sold a lens only to buy the same lens back?

 
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Apr 27, 2018 01:33 |  #16

I may buy the 35 f/2 IS again sometime. I can get to 35mm a couple ways with my current zooms.. not f/2. It isn't an expensive lens in the first place.

I think POTN has helped me from making many mistakes. The people here are open and honest about their own experiences. When I first came here, I knew next to nothing and the crowd in the G12 thread sort of took me under their collective wings. I learned a lot here, read books and took photos.

I sold off a couple EF-S lenses when I went with the 1D IV. I don't see myself going back to a crop camera any time soon, so I won't be buying them again.

Like I said earlier... I think the 35 f/2 IS will eventually be in my bag. ;)


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Apr 27, 2018 03:01 |  #17

did you buy the exact same 200f2 back? or just find another one? i don't really sell...but i probably shoul


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Apr 27, 2018 08:09 |  #18

I'm the complete opposite. I've still got every piece of gear I've ever owned. I guess maybe I believe the value of them as far as producing quality images is worth more than what they're worth in the marketplace. I'm also waiting for my daughters to want to take up photography and they'd have a ready to go kit available to them.


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Apr 27, 2018 08:30 |  #19

DreDaze wrote in post #18614485 (external link)
did you buy the exact same 200f2 back? or just find another one? i don't really sell...but i probably shoul

Exact same


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Apr 27, 2018 09:49 |  #20

I have never sold any of my equipment--both DSLR and old film cameras and lenses. I have given some cameras and lenses away to a friend so she can get into digital photography. In my view, the value to sell them is not worth the time and expense of conducting the sale. So I'll just keep my equipment.




  
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Apr 27, 2018 11:00 |  #21

I've gone thru SIX different Canon 1D Mark IV cameras within the last 10 years. Now, I have decided that I will keep the one I just bought couple months ago.

The only cameras that I won't EVER resell are the TWO Nikon Df Special Edition that I am currently own. Nikon Df is not the greatest camera out there, but I still love the size, style and the most of all Low Light performance.

I am in the process of buying the Nikon 200mm f2 VR II back (sold mine couple of months ago).


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Apr 27, 2018 11:22 |  #22

135 F2. I got rid of it before I moved to a FF body, and they now cost 2 or 3 hundred more than I remember paying previously.




  
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Apr 27, 2018 20:32 as a reply to  @ Myduc1098's post |  #23

Myduc1098,

I sympathize. My 1D4, shutter count +1,200,000 - 4th shutter - 2nd mirror box asmbly, is probably here to stay - along with its older 5Dc sibling. I also have a black Df, recently joined by a D850, used often with my MF zeiss classics & voightlanders. I find that I can't part with some gear - proven by my working collection of film gear (still in use) - leica, hassy, nikon, canon, etc.

So much great gear, so little time.




  
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Apr 27, 2018 22:03 |  #24

1st, not only has Tally bought the same lens twice, I bet he's done it more than once and has even posted this thread more than once! ;)


I have done it Twice.

EF 200mm f/1.8L so I can hardly poke fun at Talley :) :) :)

EF 70-300mm DO. It's just so small and has such fast AF!


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Apr 28, 2018 08:26 |  #25

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I have always been curious about this seemingly continual process of gear acquisition and liquidation, and sometimes re-acquisition.

Why would someone change their gear, unless their artistic vision changes?

I mean, we all have certain ways that we "see" a scene, and we naturally gravitate toward the gear that best helps us match that vision with our photos.

If at one point you believed that the 200mm f2 helped you best express your artistic vision, then what changed that caused you to sell it? . Did you start to see the world in a different way, and therefore have a quantum shift in the type of images that you wanted to create?

Then when you decided to re-acquire the lens, did you suddenly see the world around you in a a whole different way, again?

It has long been a belief of mine that the images we create (or any art that we create) is an expression of our very selves. . This is sometimes referred to as artistic integrity - the belief that what we create comes from within; that it is a result of everything that we are and everything that we have experienced in our lives. . If a lens helps you to best express that, then how can it suddenly not 'work' for you anymore?

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Well for me it's complicated. But the output of the images taken with the 200/2 just is unmatched. I thought I could do without but I cannot.

Same for the 85A. Just my two favorite lenses. The Sony 70-200 was unfortunately too much of a compromise from the 200L. I thought and knew it would be less of a performer.... just didn't know how much less of a performer it was. I'm not sure if the 70-200 GM is just that much worse or if the 200L is just that much better. I've had the 200L now for just shy of 3 years and I'm use to it's output. I just couldn't.

So my 70-200 GM and 85 GM will be going up for sale and I'll adapt the 200L and my Arts I may do the mount conversion or just adapt.

It does leave me with no native lenses for tracking so most likely I'll pickup the 100-400 G as I hear it's output is simply phenomenal. Will make for a good travel lens too. I'll also shoot the 35 2.8, 50 1.8, 85 1.8 and definately picking up the new Tamron 28-75 for the wife and also that new Laowa 10-18 for my UWA needs.

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Apr 30, 2018 04:25 |  #26

I'm a serial offender for re-buying.
These are not the same as in the same serial number but you get the idea.

3 X 70-200 2.8 mk2
3 X 85 1.2 mk2
2 X 100-400 mk2

The story extends to cameras as well.

I need to get a grip, and not the battery type.


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May 01, 2018 20:24 |  #27

Closest I got was selling the 50 1.4 to get the Tamron 45 1.8, then stating to do more landscape in the mountains and realizing I could do with a light 50mm instead of taking the Tamron or the 24-105 and bought a 50 STM.


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May 01, 2018 20:53 |  #28

I have purchased a 200/2.8II twice. After being seduced by the 70-200/2.8, I found that I consistently shot near 200mm and the lens felt heavy and massive compared to the 200mm prime. So, I sold it for more than I paid for it and bought my current lens. I also own an 85/1.4 and 100/2.8LIS and prefer the weight and speed of those lenses.


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May 02, 2018 00:27 |  #29

tcphoto1 wrote in post #18617759 (external link)
I have purchased a 200/2.8II twice. After being seduced by the 70-200/2.8, I found that I consistently shot near 200mm and the lens felt heavy and massive compared to the 200mm prime. So, I sold it for more than I paid for it and bought my current lens. I also own an 85/1.4 and 100/2.8LIS and prefer the weight and speed of those lenses.

I too find myself using my zooms at the long end and also wonder if I should go all prime.
My 100-400 is used almost exclusively at 400mm, in fact, I can't find a single picture with it at 100mm.


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May 06, 2018 21:59 as a reply to  @ fordmondeo's post |  #30

You should swap it for a 400 DOII them.;-)a


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