I learned photography as a teenager on a manual camera, the Minolta X-700. It was a great camera, and I learned composition, exposure, manual focus, etc. I didn't have much pocket money, so I was careful with the film rolls I shot (36 exposures, sometimes 37 or even 38 :).
Then as life has it, I went on to University, and for the next 20 years, I just used crappy point-and-shoot cameras (pre-iPhone times, remember ?). When my second child was born, I realized it was time to get back to photography and start shooting the kids again properly. After careful reading of the specialised press, I chose Canon over Nikon and have bought a lot of stuff from the brand, selling old gear to buy better one, or buying again everything after my house was broken into last year (serial numbers and history here).
In January 2011, I "upgraded" to a Leica M9 and matching lenses (35mm, 50mm, 75mm). I've hardly used my Canon gear since, so I guess the best thing for me is to put it up for sale (all equipment bought either in October'09 or June'10).
So FOR SALE (click on each item for a review on DPreview :
SOLD - Canon 5D Mark II, great full frame camera. (Ken Rockwell's review) (Shutter count says I have 18150 shots). It's in pristine condition in the original box wiht all CDs and documentation, with an extra charger (2 in total, one in your bag, one in your office), an extra battery (just in case), 2 8 GB CF cards) - . Price : 1300€. With the Crumpler bag, it's 1400€.
SOLD - Canon EF 2x II extender for the 70-200mm to use as a 140-400mm. Great for wildlife shooting or conferences.
All lenses have a Hoya UV filter to protect them. I also have an extra battery, extra battery charger, + one 8 GB CF card (SanDisk 60Mb/s).
Everything fits nicely in a Crumpler New Delhi 620 bag (black and khaki) where there's also room for a laptop (MacBook Pro for example).
I will sell to the best offer (DM me on twitter @rodrigo, or email - available on www.rodrigosepulveda.com) and I'm OK to sell each item separately. You'll have to pick everything up from me in Paris, I'd rather not ship.
Note: I checked all this equipment on amazon.fr. If you buy it new, the sum is 6.817€ without shipping.
I take extra care of my gear so everything is in very good condition. Plus you get all at once in a nice bag :)
|Canon||5D Mark II||1 767,83 €|
|Canon||EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM||1 572,32 €|
|Canon||EF 50mm f/1.4 USM||353,00 €|
|Canon||EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM||2 155,00 €|
|Canon||EF 2x II Extender||544,68 €|
|Hoya||UV filter 77mm||61,58 €|
|Hoya||UV filter 77mm||61,58 €|
|Hoya||UV filter 58mm||35,25 €|
|Canon||batterie LP-E6 supp||51,49 €|
|Canon||chargeur LC-E6 supp||56,37 €|
|Crumpler||new delhi 620 bag||149,00 €|
|SanDisk||carte CF 8 Go||8,75 €|
|S/T||6 816,85 €|
- you can check the pictures I took with all this gear here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/rsepulveda/
- thoughts I wrote a while ago on which camera to get : http://blog.rodrigosepulveda.com/2011/04/what-camera-should-you-get.html
- crash course on photography I wrote a while ago: http://blog.rodrigosepulveda.com/2011/03/a-crash-course-on-photography-at-sxsw.html