I may regret this......
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    I may regret this......

    by GeoffM » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:56 pm

    As the subject title suggests, I may regret this decision but I have decided to dump the DSLR and go all out with the mirrorless system. Everything on offer is in 'as new' condition and I would go as far to say probably indistinguishable from new. I have original boxes,manuals cables, pouches etc; as applicable for everything listed with the exception of the 70-200 and 105 Micro which are both without the gold boxes and manuals.

    So without further ado here is what I have to sell (also advertised elsewhere).

    Nikon D700 body - shutter count is just 6,675 + x2 8GB Sandisk Extreme III CF cards + Magic Lantern D700 guide + Magic Lantern D700/D300 multi media workshop DVD. SOLD

    Nikon MB D-10 (purchased new 6/9/12). SOLD

    Nikon AFS 24-120 f4 VR (purchased new 31/8/12). SOLD

    Nikon AFS 70-200 f2.8 VRI. SOLD

    Nikon AF 50mm f1.8D (purchased new 26/06/12). SOLD

    Nikon AFS 105 f2.8 VR Micro, (can't find lens pouch so not included).SOLD

    Nikon SB800 + Gary Fong diffuser. SOLD

    Nikon Battery EN EL3e x4 available @ SOLD

    Nikon R1C1 macro flash system kit + one extra SB R200 head (three in total) + UR5 adaptor for Nikon 60mm Micro lens + Nikon SJ2 gel set. SOLD


    Postage extra, at cost and variable depending on destination.

    Photo's can be supplied if needed. Thanks for looking.
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by LOZ » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:44 pm

    You will have no regrets it will be a massive dinosaur off you back :wink:
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by W G » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:22 am

    I doubt that there is cause for regret Geoff.

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    Re: I may regret this......

    by GeoffM » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:57 am

    *bump* :D
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by Ozzieimages » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:01 pm

    Geoff what are you asking for the two cards and the 70-200????? Bazza 0417628314
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by GeoffM » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:31 pm

    I have bundled some items and listed on an auction site with best offer.

    I would rather sell to a forum member and save myself paying fees to both the auction site and the money launderers while a forum member gets a bargain too.

    The packaged items Nikon D700 + x2 8GB Sandisk Extreme III CF cards + Magic Lantern D700 guide + Magic Lantern D700/D300 multi media workshop DVD, + Nikon MB D-10 battery pack + x4 Nikon Battery EN EL3e, $1600 + postage.
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by Busiboy » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:10 am

    How are you finding the transition?
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by GeoffM » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:51 am

    Busiboy wrote:How are you finding the transition?


    I have been using the Fuji exclusively for the last 8 months and have no regrets at all. The system suits me and what I shoot (which is an eclectic mix of subject matter), the output files are at least equal to the Nikon FF and the light weight kit, which now includes x5 lenses covering 21 - 300mm, is not a burden to carry all day. The Nikon kit weighed in at approx 10kg covering focal range of 24 - 200, the Fuji system is approx 2.5kg. It may well be expanded as other lenses are released but that will probably add a maximum of 1kg to the kit bag. A win all round in my opinion.

    Would the Fuji (or other CSC) suit everybody? Of course not, each needs to make their own decisions and choices.
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by DJT » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:46 am

    I was within a whisker of contacting you about your d700 this week, but then I would have had to sell off my micro 4/3 mini kit. Then I thought about the weight factor as you mentioned. I weighed my bag a week ago & it came in at 9kg, the older I get the less I enjoy that. The OMD & a few lenses will never come close to that so I'd be crazy to get rid of it.
    I still need a DSLR for the odd job I get so I went with a low mileage D300s instead, so now I get to keep the OMD :D
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by beeb » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:11 pm

    The only two things I really miss from the D-SLR (in my case Canon gear), is [1] The near-instaneous AF, and [2] the off-camera flash options and functionality.

    The strobist side of stuff was something I have only dabbled in thus far, but greatly want to explore more in the future. I want to more car photography again and start doing some portraiture, and my preference for these genres is with flash/strobist lighting as part of the mix.

    To be honest though - the AF issue is a double-edged sword. With the faster AF of the D-SLR comes the (much) more imposing presence of the larger body, which pretty well defeats what I would want the better AF for anyway ('street' photography/portraits).

    I still love the X-E1, it covers what I consider my 'recreational photography' perfectly (lanscapes, streetscapes, urban lifestyle, etc...), with great IQ and easy portability. Obviously not quite pocketable but so light it never really feels like a burden either.

    Can't help noticing that niggling feeling that I want to build a Canon strobist kit though. Watch this space. :roll:
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by Busiboy » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:37 pm

    Beeb,

    He recently posted about how great the fuji was for strobist stuff, the high sync speed allowed for ultra fast shutter speed which meant you didn't need a long extension lead to use studio lights to beat the sun.

    http://strobist.blogspot.com.au/2013/05 ... x100s.html

    He's shooting with the x100s though, not sure if it makes a difference, I havent' got my head around the fuji kit.
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by beeb » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:37 pm

    The X100/X100s have the other type of shutter I can never remember the name of* that allows strobes to be used at fast shutter speeds. The X-M1/X-E1/X-Pro1 all share a shutter speed of 1/125th, which is on the other end of the spectrum for practicality unfortunately... :doubt:

    *[EDIT:] Ahem, I suspect it may be called a leaf shutter... :oops: :lol:
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by GeoffM » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:02 pm

    D700 and battery grip now sold.

    Remaining items:

    Nikon AFS 105 f2.8 VR Micro, (can't find lens pouch so not included).$750 - have now found a Genuine Nikon lens pouch that this lens fits (CL M3) and a Rodenstock UV filter which I will include - reduced to $700.
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    Re: I may regret this......

    by GeoffM » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:43 am

    Everything has now found new homes, now I am DSLRless as well as mirroless!
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