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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 5:46 pm 
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I'm letting go of my 70-200.

It's a sad sad day as I prepare the listing on ebay, firstly because I'm having to sell it, secondly, because of those wretched fees!

Hopefully it goes to a good home that uses it much more than I did the past couple of years!

my 24-70 2.8 already got the chop the other month, clinging onto my 5dMkii 17-40 and 50mm f/1.4 still!

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Sounds like it's time to adjust your signature Daniel. I remember having to sell of all my DSLR gear and it is not easy to let go of a lens like a 70-200mm, even if you don't use it very often (I hardly ever did). Then again, I had a Leica to look forward to. Any similar goals on your side or are these being auctioned for less exciting/pleasant reasons?

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:18 am 
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Hi Daniel,

Sad news about the 70-200mm. Hopefully you'll find, as I did when I sold my Canon gear, that those "L" lenses hold their value really well. And if you can hold on to the 5D2 and the 17-40 and 50mm f/1.4 you got a great core system around which to rebuild when finances permit.

Have you had a look through your archive to see if there's something suitable for On Assignment this month? The time restriction on when the photo was taken has been lifted as a trial. :idea:

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:53 am 
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Yeah, not been on in a while! haha!

I started it at £800, considering the glass is perfect (and I'd say a pretty good sample too!) with only some very minor marks on the outer paintwork!

It's unfortunately to pay of credit cards that I used over last summer and this Christmas but didn't get the pay rise at work I was expecting and my other half has found it more difficult than expected to get a job alongside her uni work (apparently there are very few jobs in Dundee part time, everyone wants 100% flexibility!)

But this takes a large weight off our shoulders over summer though, and considering it has sat in a cupboard with all my other camera gear for the past 2 and a bit years I can hardly moan too much about parting with it, I only hope whoever gets it next uses it to it's potential more than I have recently.

I had toyed with the idea of selling it all and going for a smaller system as I hadn't went out and actually taken photos for a long time due to how heavy all the gear was and the lack of being able to drive didn't help matters. Getting one of the micro systems so I could still keep most of the quality but fraction of the size - Besides it's not like I shot sport or anything, I only got the upgraded gear for all the weddings I done between school and uni, which sure made me a bit of money and probably paid for most of the gear anyway haha!

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