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Considering selling my 300 2.8 IS II

 
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Mar 12, 2018 07:36 |  #1

My heart is a little sad to think of selling what I felt was the holy grail of lenses for me. I shot the last couple years my kids HS sports with it. The pictures, especially in daylight, were stunningly sharp and I was very proud of them. Now it is in it's second year without coming out of the case. I am looking for some advice/consoling on what to do with a lens that I want to justify keeping. But, the frugal part of me says not to keep the money tied up in tech that will become obsolete eventually. Am I just struggling with the sentimental value because of the pics taken with it? Probably just need a professional to tell me I am a dumbass.




  
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Mar 12, 2018 07:57 |  #2

GW2 wrote in post #18583445 (external link)
Probably just need a professional to tell me I am a dumbass.

A professional what? Psychiatrist? :D

2 years is a long time. IMO those little parts and pieces need to be used to stay in good shape. It doesn't sound like you just need cash, but what else could you do/buy to fill the void in your heart?


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Mar 12, 2018 08:05 |  #3

GW2 wrote in post #18583445 (external link)
My heart is a little sad to think of selling what I felt was the holy grail of lenses for me. I shot the last couple years my kids HS sports with it. The pictures, especially in daylight, were stunningly sharp and I was very proud of them. Now it is in it's second year without coming out of the case. I am looking for some advice/consoling on what to do with a lens that I want to justify keeping. But, the frugal part of me says not to keep the money tied up in tech that will become obsolete eventually. Am I just struggling with the sentimental value because of the pics taken with it? Probably just need a professional to tell me I am a dumbass.

I am a professional. You are a dumbass. Done. Now stop worrying about it. :)


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Mar 12, 2018 08:42 |  #4
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Your kids do not play sports anymore??? Frankly, is not much else you can use with that lens other than shooting sports. Is 300mm. Is not long enough for bird photography. You can spend MORE money for a converter and that may just enough for shooting some larger birds. Is a slippery slop because you will eventually want a 500mm or 600mm. Hehehhehee..... Yeah, sell it and may be getting lens you will use and need.


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Mar 12, 2018 11:30 |  #5

2 years with no use and you don't foresee yourself needing/using it in the future.....only logical option seems to sell it and put the funds towards something you'll actually use and enjoy :)




  
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Mar 12, 2018 11:39 |  #6

Bassat wrote in post #18583467 (external link)
I am a professional. You are a dumbass. Done. Now stop worrying about it. :)

... and send me that lens quick. :grin:


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Mar 12, 2018 12:19 |  #7

If I were in your shoes, I think my compromise would be to free up some funds by replacing it with the 100-400 II. Granted, you'll lose some speed and a bit of IQ but you'll gain versatility. That way you won't have a lot of funds tied up and still have the reach for when you may need it. That is if you still use your other gear?


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Mar 12, 2018 14:22 as a reply to  @ 3Rotor's post |  #8

Thanks folks. I needed the kick in the posterior.

I had thought about the 100-400 (but forgot) which is what I would take on a safari, if I ever go. Thanks for reminding me.




  
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