Over the years, I’ve accumulated a couple of closets full of cameras, lenses and accessories. Now it’s time for me to empty those closets and to downsize my photographic holdings.
Here is my list of Canon equipment that I am selling. All items are in very good to excellent condition. I will keep this list up to date until all of the items are sold. Please see the photos of the equipment below.
SOLD – Canon 5D Mark II body
full frame 21MP, shutter actuations 4248
SOLD – Canon 6D body
full frame 26MP, shutter actuations 6100
SOLD – 8-15mm f/4L
SOLD – 17-40mm f/4L
SOLD – 20mm f/1.8
24mm f/3.5L TS-E
tilt/shift perspective control
SOLD – 35mm f/2
SOLD – 50mm f/1.4
SOLD – 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
SOLD – 75-300mm F4-5.6 IS
SOLD – 85mm f/1.8
SOLD – 100mm f/2.8
SOLD – 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
SOLD – 135mm f/2L
SOLD – Extender 2X
SOLD – TC-80N3 Remote
Angle Finder C
90 degree viewfinder
SOLD – 580EX II Speedlite
580EX II Speedlite
SOLD – Extension tube set
SOLD – Metabones Adapter
to use Canon EF Lenses on Sony FE full frame body
All items are available for only for local (Grand Rapids, Michigan), cash only transactions.
If you’re interested in any of these items, please contact me:
Note: I may not have the boxes and instruction manuals for each lens. All lenses are EF for full frame.
Canon 5D MkII body with 21MP full frame sensor only 4300 shutter activations
As an avid outdoor-nature photographer, I’ve always believed in the saying: “you can never have too many mm’s between you and a distant subject”.
Recently I decided to add more mm’s to my camera bag and purchased a Sony 200-600mm lens to accompany the Sony A7 III.
My first opportunity to use the new lens was on a trip a few weeks ago to Florida.
This is one of the first images that I snapped. As I closely reviewed it in the viewfinder I could tell that it was obviously out of focus.
The first thing I did was to immediately check the lens setting to use autofocus. It was.
I then checked the camera menu to see if it all settings were correct for autofocus.
Next I took several more photos but no luck.
They were all severely out of focus.
Disappointed, I decided to set this lens aside for the reminder of my time in Florida.
Upon returning from this trip I planned to send the lens back to the vendor for repair or exchange.
However, before calling the vendor for a return authorization, I spent a few minutes googling “Sony 200-600mm autofocus problem”.
To my surprise I found a post that was identical to my problem. When I purchased the lens, I also purchased a circular polarizing filter (huge 95mm) to help reduce glare. The individual who wrote the google post explained that his filter interfered with the lens’ autofocus mechanism. By removing the filter, his images were no longer out of focus.
So I took the filter off my lens to see if this solution applied to my problem.
BINGO. The autofocus mechanism worked perfectly and produced this image.
I’m happy that Google helped me solve my problem.
I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to take advantage of the extra mm’s during my stay in Florida. And I’m reminded that I need to test out new equipment before I’m in the field. I’ll continue to search out for a filter which may not interfere with my camera’s autofocus. Perhaps a different brand has properties that enable the autofocus to perform correctly. We’ll see.
Anyway, I’m ready for my next opportunity to get outdoors with this lens.
Every once in a while I find myself wading though the large collection of old pictures that grace my house.
Some are piled randomly in the proverbial shoe box(es), others are stored as strips of negatives and still more in yellow slide containers.
I find this exercise very enjoyable as I rediscover many of the past events that I recorded along the way.
Here’s an image that’s more than 40 years old. Yet I’m amazed that I can recall many of the circumstances and details of the day on which this photograph was taken.
My girlfriend and I were in college and year was 1970. We traveled 150 miles or so to enjoy the sandy beach in Holland along Lake Michigan. Although the hour was late and despite the moderate cloud covering, the sky remained quite bright owing to the extended daylight saving time. As my girlfriend was enjoying a spectacular sunset, I backed up a bit to include the pier and tower, placed my camera at a lower vantage point and snapped. The result 40+ years ago was this 2-1/4″ transparency which you can see is underexposed.
Yet regardless of its technical (de)merits, this is a memorable photograph for me. It carries me back to an era of youth and free spirit. It takes me to a time in our lives when we had less responsibilities, when we had no idea what the future would hold for each of us either separately or both together.
As it turns out, we’ve been married since 1972 so I guess it’s safe to happily share this photo.
Why don’t you start wading through your photo archives and share them with others?
I’ve been a proponent of Sony’s NEX mirrorless cameras since they first appeared three years ago. The reason is simple. The NEX series produce images comparable in quality to conventional DSLRs, accept interchangeable lenses yet are very compact. They are substantially smaller and lighter than DSLRs.
Sony’s newest model is the A6000. Although Sony has dropped the NEX moniker, the A6000 retains the same compact footprint as the earlier NEX6 and NEX7 models.
A few days before our recent extended vacation, an A6000 arrived in the mail. I used it heavily on our extended family vacation. Instead of writing a wordy review, I put together a “photo review” that demonstrates the versatility of the A6000. If you’re on the hunt for a feature packed, technically advanced and affordable camera, you should look at the A6000.
You’ll find this quick and dirty “review” on my blog over at Stay Focused. Please click here to go to my online magazine.
There’s a few weeks still left on the summer calendar so jump on in – the water’s fine.
After seeing a demo of this camera last January, I took the plunge and ordered this Nikon 1 AW1.
What’s unique about this camera is that it uses interchangeable lenses and can be submersed – the specs say down to 50 feet. But I’m not a diver so I haven’t used the camera that deep. Instead, I wanted a camera for snapping the family on the beach or in the water.
A sandy beach isn’t a problem – just dip the camera into the water to clean it off. Underwater shots are easy – especially if you’re wearing a pair of goggles – the LCD screen is very visible beneath the surface.
This camera is also built to be rugged. Nikon says that it can withstand a fall from 6 feet, but I didn’t test out this “feature”. When winter arrives it can withstand freezing temperatures down to 14 degrees.
The camera with an 11-27.5mm interchangeable lens sells for about $750. I bought the orange silicone protective sleeve which makes it easier to hold underwater.
The AW1 is mirrorless with a 14.2MB sensor. It’s very compact. Two lenses are submersible: the 11-27.5mm zoom and a fixed 10mm. You can mount other Nikon 1 lenses but they are not submersible. The built-in flash works underwater too so you can add light should you find the subsurface water dark.
This is a lightweight, compact camera that takes good quality images and as you can see is really a blast to use. And a lot of splashing won’t hurt a bit.