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Sep 24, 2021 15:09 |  #3016

I felt the same way about the 135 and sold it pretty quickly. I was all primes till I bought a 16-35/4LIS then a 70-200/2.8LIS just before the pandemic, both have paid for themselves and I like the images. Other than those, I am still a prime guy and love shooting with them.


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Dec 18, 2021 17:43 |  #3017

canon EF 400mm 2.8 IS II
canon EF 600mm f4 IS II
canon EF 100mm macro 2.8 IS
canon EF 16-35 2.8 II
canon EF 70-200 f2.8 IS II
canon 5d mark III
canon 1dx mark II
canon extender 2.0 II

I have not used my canon 1dx mark II, canon 400 or canon 600 lens since I brought it 3yrs ago still in case. LOL
Only took out of box and play with it and shoot about 25 shot per lens.


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I guess I didn't think hard enough buying all these. LOL
But passing it down to my son but he not really deep into it. he been using the 5d mark III more and the 70-200 lens more
but he not interested in photography

Tom Reichner - you been in here for many years , Don't you have a life? LOL




  
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Dec 18, 2021 21:47 |  #3018

When I retired 2 years ago, I jumped into digital photography with both feet. I was a pro 30 years ago but now entirely new to 21st century gear and entirely a hobbyist.

I've always outfitted my hobbies with used gear and saw no need to change that with photography. This is, by far, my most expensive hobby. Knowing that, I set a budget to keep this squarely a 4-figure endeavor.

With all that in mind, I set out to audition a kit. I just looked it up. In the last 2 years I've bought and sold or kept 28 EF and EF-S mount lenses. I've tried pretty much everything you can buy used for less than $700. Average purchase price for each lens was $286.79. Average sale price was $344.57. I shoot almost exclusively outdoors so I don't need the fastest glass available. That kept the price down.

Here are the lenses I've kept.

Full frame kit:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

I've never lined up keeper with the 50 1.8 but I keep it because it's the fastest lens I own and it came free with something. It's also my sensor-cleaning, dust-detection lens.

The 16-35 is new in the quiver. Haven't used it enough to make up my mind. I had a 17-40 early on and I never used it. I was scared of it. I'd never used a lens that wide and didn't know how to work it. Too much other stuff to learn, so it never got used and I sold it off. The 16-35 looks promising and should get a better workout. I may have to clean out a spot in the bag for it.

The other 3 are my daily drivers. Everything gets shot with those.

APS-C kit:
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

The 400mm prime should actually go on the APS-C kit as it lives pretty much permanently on my 90D.


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Dec 20, 2021 16:36 |  #3019

Uoncamera wrote in post #19319966 (external link)
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Tom Reichner - you been in here for many years , Don't you have a life? LOL
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I do get around a bit. . Here's what 2021 has been like .....

January thru March .-. mostly spent at home here here in eastern Washington, working on call at the local funeral home, marketing my wildlife photos, involved at church, photographing waterfowl on the river ice, and "Settlers of Catan" game nights with friends every Friday

April .-. road-tripped to southern Arizona for a month of wildlife photography in the Sonoran Desert. . Enjoyed the Grand Canyon for a couple days on my way down and again on my way back.

May & June .-. back home in eastern WA. . Much like Jan - March, but with a lot of day trips to photograph at higher elevation habitats.

July & August - joined the firefighting effort in southern Oregon on the Bootleg Fire. . Most days 16 hour shifts. . Exhausting and fulfilling.

September .-. road trip back to Pennsylvania for my brother's wedding, and to spend a month visiting my family. . On the way east I spent some time in Yellowstone, on the Beartooth Highway, and a couple days in the suburban Detroit area searching for an albino Whitetail Deer.

October .-. Spent the first half of the month still in PA, then road-tripped from Pennsylvania back home to eastern WA. . Once again spent a few days in the suburban Detriot area to continue searching for the albino deer ..... never did find her, but got to know the area rather well and scout for some other wildlife opportunities there.

November .-. spent the entire month in western Montana photographing the Whitetail Deer rut (breeding season). . At different points during the month, friends from Washington, Michigan, and California came out to visit.

December .-. I've been back home in eastern WA this past month. . Tempted to head down to northern CA for duck photography, or to Yellowstone for whatever critters I can find there. . Not sure if I'll go to either of those places or not. . I like to spend Christmas on the road, so there's a good chance I'll leave for one of those destinations within the next few days ...... or not :lol: . ..... mostly depends on what kind of deal I can get on a motel.


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Dec 20, 2021 17:16 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #3020

That is awesome! Glad you are doing well and enjoy your photography. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you!

I have to wait until I retired before I can enjoy photography got too many stuff going on. Judo , Ju-Jitsu, Kungfu and weight lifting
I'm still not use to cold weather in Michigan even I been in America for over 25yrs. I would want to go to Africa and used my 600mm and 400m lens but don't have time for that waiting for my son to go with me. just hit 56 but still surviving. LOL




  
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Dec 28, 2021 16:43 |  #3021

Decide to sell my: canon EF 600mm f4 IS II

so Anyone interested PM me local sell only. In Macomb MI - - $8.500.00 Firm on price, Will meet local police dept




  
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Dec 28, 2021 17:35 |  #3022

Is this the For Sale forum now?


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