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Offline Scott S

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thinking about selling my 70-200
« on: June 08, 2015, 03:54:43 PM »
I'm thinking about selling the 70-200 2.8 Tamron. it works great, the photos are fine, I just never use it.
what do you guys think?

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Re: thinking about selling my 70-200
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 04:31:44 PM »
I'm thinking about selling the 70-200 2.8 Tamron. it works great, the photos are fine, I just never use it.
what do you guys think?

I think you answered your own question.
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

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Re: thinking about selling my 70-200
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 06:58:40 PM »
If you said why you don't use it, that might be useful. Do you have coverage elswhere in your collection?

Offline Scott S

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Re: thinking about selling my 70-200
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2015, 07:09:52 PM »
not really, I have the 17-50 and the 28-75. I think it's just physically too large. it's just too hard to justify having nice lens that just sits in the bag. I'm tempted to get something more all around, maybe a 18-135 kit lens

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Re: thinking about selling my 70-200
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2015, 09:55:44 PM »
For me, I would never keep my 70-200 in the bag.  It's just too f'in heavy.  (It doesn't come with it's own bag/strap for nuffin!!)

I absolutely keep it in my pelican case which I bring with me wherever I go, but when I get out of the car, I ask myself what I want to use and load the bag accordingly.  If I'm lucky enough to have my other half there and she doesn't mind carrying, then I might bring a long lens as well, but otherwise yeah, extra weight gets old quick.
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Re: thinking about selling my 70-200
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 03:11:25 PM »
by bag I mean I have a large Canon bag with everything which I only take if I don't know what I'll run into, otherwise I have a smaller bag if I'm just going out playing around or something.

so, I listed it on ebay for what I paid for it a couple years ago and thought I'd think about it for a while since there were cheaper ones on there, and it sold this morning. I guess it makes a difference in price if it doesn't have to travel overseas!
so, now I have to figure out what the next step is, I kinda promised myself I would put the money back into equipment.  ::)

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Re: thinking about selling my 70-200
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2015, 05:14:27 PM »
Get the 70-200 2.8 IS!!!

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Re: thinking about selling my 70-200
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 03:28:52 PM »
for better or worse I bought several things related to studio lighting, a strobe for a hairlight and strip softbox,and a small strobe for a backlight with a small stand. I also got some stuff to improve the interior of the studio. I also bought a set of extension tubes and a reverse lens mount and a cheap 28mm 2.8 Canon FD mount lens. I've always wanted to do some real macro stuff.

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Re: thinking about selling my 70-200
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2015, 02:06:39 PM »
just a quick note...
I could have used the 70-200 this last weekend shooting a wedding, though to be fair, as dark as it was, I think the image stabilisation would have been way better!
in future, I may pick up one of Sigma's 50-150 2.8 with IS.