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Feb 09, 2021 22:54 |  #46261

David Arbogast wrote in post #19193302 (external link)
I didn’t realize you hadn’t bought one yet. The used market is indeed pretty slim on FM. Hope you find one. :)

This makes me curious if some others are as ridiculously overcautious as me: I’ve got a lens or two that I definitely plan to sell, but have been absolutely unwilling to take any unnecessary trips to the Post Office until this nightmare time is over. For example, I’m especially eager to post my 12-24G on FM so I can replace it with a Sigma 14-24, but that’s all postponed until after the vaccine is coursing through my veins.

I don't know about Georgia, but the Post Offices here are as safe as our grocery stores. I use Click-N-Ship, print the label at home, and my local USPS has a separate window for Click-N-Ship drop offs.

IIRC, some areas also have a PickUp option.



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Feb 09, 2021 23:28 |  #46262

Timphoto wrote in post #19193323 (external link)
I don't know about Georgia, but the Post Offices here are as safe as our grocery stores. I use Click-N-Ship, print the label at home, and my local USPS has a separate window for Click-N-Shop drop offs.

IIRC, some areas also have a PickUp option.

I don’t care how safe my local Post Office is. :)

I don’t need to sell/ship a lens right now; it can wait. The only reason I made the comment was merely out of curiosity if there are other sellers being as excessively cautious as me. The FM buy/sell market seems short on sellers lately, and I’m just curious as to why that is.


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Feb 10, 2021 00:46 |  #46263

David Arbogast wrote in post #19193326 (external link)
I don’t care how safe my local Post Office is. :)

I don’t need to sell/ship a lens right now; it can wait. The only reason I made the comment was merely out of curiosity if there are other sellers being as excessively cautious as me. The FM buy/sell market seems short on sellers lately, and I’m just curious as to why that is.

I suspect that many sellers are being cautious with the pandemic and all, but I wonder if there are economic factors as well.

I've been wanting to sell a motorcycle for some time, but am holding off due to the pandemic. I don't want to be dealing with buyers in person right now.

We get our second vaccination shot later this month, but I'll wait at least 3 weeks after that before I reconsider selling the motorcycle. The problem is they sell better in the Spring when the weather warms up, so I don't want to wait too long.



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Feb 10, 2021 05:14 |  #46264

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Feb 10, 2021 06:48 |  #46265

Will have a look, they are local to me.

bobbyz wrote in post #19193264 (external link)
Try FM forum.

I did...pretty slim and nothing recent.

David Arbogast wrote in post #19193302 (external link)
I didn’t realize you hadn’t bought one yet. The used market is indeed pretty slim on FM. Hope you find one. :)

This makes me curious if some others are as ridiculously overcautious as me: I’ve got a lens or two that I definitely plan to sell, but have been absolutely unwilling to take any unnecessary trips to the Post Office until this nightmare time is over. For example, I’m especially eager to post my 12-24G on FM so I can replace it with a Sigma 14-24, but that’s all postponed until after the vaccine is coursing through my veins.

Not yet but I am going back to zooms. Tired of fussing around with lens changes in the field...nearly dropped the 35Za into rocks and a creek a few weeks back...and tired of carrying 3 or 4 lenses to cover a range...I could go hiking for the day with just two.


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Feb 10, 2021 08:18 |  #46266

TRhoads wrote in post #19193397 (external link)
Will have a look, they are local to me.

I did...pretty slim and nothing recent.

Not yet but I am going back to zooms. Tired of fussing around with lens changes in the field...nearly dropped the 35Za into rocks and a creek a few weeks back...and tired of carrying 3 or 4 lenses to cover a range...I could go hiking for the day with just two.

Selling your Batis lenses? I like the idea of zooms for long hikes or overnight trips. Are you also getting a 24-105?




  
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Feb 10, 2021 08:22 |  #46267

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Selling your Batis lenses? I like the idea of zooms for long hikes or overnight trips. Are you also getting a 24-105?

I will be selling the Batis18/25 and the 35 ZA. I will replace them with the 16-35 and 24-70GM. At some point I will add back the 35GM once the hype wears off.

I checked KEH, as usual, they are high for used lenses...at that price I will buy new and have full papers and warranty...


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Feb 10, 2021 08:26 |  #46268

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Feb 10, 2021 08:57 |  #46269

Primes are nice but my limited experience with landscapes shows zoom are much easier, especially for someone like me. I am not ultra wide person so don't have anything wider than 24mm for Sony (got 18mm FF equivalent on the GFX). Waiting to see what Fuji comes with. I prefer longer zooms and so far using tamron 28-200. I have been looking at the 100-400 but GM is quite expensive. I may go for the Sigma but need to read up more.


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Feb 10, 2021 09:03 |  #46270

David Arbogast wrote in post #19193302 (external link)
I didn’t realize you hadn’t bought one yet. The used market is indeed pretty slim on FM. Hope you find one. :)

This makes me curious if some others are as ridiculously overcautious as me: I’ve got a lens or two that I definitely plan to sell, but have been absolutely unwilling to take any unnecessary trips to the Post Office until this nightmare time is over. For example, I’m especially eager to post my 12-24G on FM so I can replace it with a Sigma 14-24, but that’s all postponed until after the vaccine is coursing through my veins.

I sold two items and had to visit the post office. Once it was pretty long lines. The next time, I went right when then open and almost no one. The availability is used items can be seasonable too. At my work I was seeing lot more 70-200mm f2.8 GM for sale that I joked did I miss some amazon sale. I tried to sell one of my Fuji GF lenses but no takers so decided to keep it for now.


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Feb 10, 2021 09:58 |  #46271

TRhoads wrote in post #19193425 (external link)
I will be selling the Batis18/25 and the 35 ZA. I will replace them with the 16-35 and 24-70GM. At some point I will add back the 35GM once the hype wears off.

I checked KEH, as usual, they are high for used lenses...at that price I will buy new and have full papers and warranty...

Travis, have you considered the contax 35-70 at all? Or do you need AF in that range?


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Feb 10, 2021 11:12 |  #46272

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Travis, have you considered the contax 35-70 at all? Or do you need AF in that range?

If it wasn't for the 40mm I'd have been all over that Contax I think.


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Feb 10, 2021 11:29 |  #46273

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Travis, have you considered the contax 35-70 at all? Or do you need AF in that range?

I need the AF...since I also use them for video. And my eyesight sucks...lol.


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Feb 10, 2021 12:07 |  #46274

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I need the AF...since I also use them for video. And my eyesight sucks...lol.

Another more affordable AF option is the excellent Canon EF 16-35mm F/4L. It’s one of my all-time favorite lenses - even on a Sony camera. I’d like to buy another one for myself.

I have zero plans to sell my Loxia kit, but lens changes are really brutal if you’re shooting from a tripod and using ND filters - it’s just way way too much fiddly crap to deal with.


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Feb 10, 2021 15:24 |  #46275

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If anyone is still following along...Episode 27 went up today...I really miss travel...I can't wait to get back out there.


Finally got round to watching this Travis, good work. As well as being quite relaxing, it is also nice as people can get to know you a little more through your videos. :-)


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