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Nikon Equipment for Sale

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Ready. Set. Go.

I’ve gone mirrorless, so I thought it was a time to clean out one of my closets that is full of Canon cameras, lenses and accessories. And now I have another closet of Nikon gear that I’m doing the same.

Here is the list of Nikon stuff that’s for sale. All items are in excellent to very good condition. This list and availability will be updated until all items are sold. You can see the photos of the equipment below.

SOLD – Nikon D600 body $400 24MP full frame, shutter actuations 4562
SOLD – Nikon D800 body $700 36MP full frame, shutter actuations: 9620
SOLD – 14-24mm f/2.8G lens $800
SOLD – 16mm f/2.8 lens $500 fisheye
SOLD – 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 VR lens $250
SOLD – 28-70mm f/2.8D lens $350
SOLD – 50mm f/1.4D lens $200
SOLD – 70-200mm f/2.8G VR lens $700
SOLD – 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens $325
SOLD – 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D VR lens $600
SOLD – 85mm f/1.8D lens $250
SOLD – 300mm f/4 lens $300
SOLD – SB-600 speedlite $100
SB-800 speedlite $150
SOLD – Altura speedlite $ 50 Model AP-N1001

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

    Nikon D600 body with 24MP full frame sensor only 4600 shutter activations, pop-up flash

    Nikon D800 body with 36MP full frame sensor 9600 shutter activations, pop-up flash

    70-200mm f/2.8G VR and 300mm f/4

    80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D VR & 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR

    14-24mm f/2.8G and 28-70mm f/2.8D

    85mm f/1.8D and 16mm f/2.8D fisheye

    24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G and 50mm f/1.4D

    SB-800, SB-600 speedlite and AP-N1001 speedlites

    Canon Equipment for Sale

    this article will be removed after the sale

    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 $400 full frame 21MP, shutter actuations 4248
    SOLD – Canon 6D body $600 full frame 26MP, shutter actuations 6100
    SOLD – 8-15mm f/4L $625 zoom fisheye
    SOLD – 17-40mm f/4L $400
    SOLD – 20mm f/1.8 $200 Sigma brand
    SOLD – 24mm f/3.5L TS-E $700 tilt/shift perspective control
    SOLD – 35mm f/2 $300
    SOLD – 50mm f/1.4 $200
    SOLD – 70-200mm f/2.8L IS $625
    SOLD – 75-300mm F4-5.6 IS $100
    SOLD – 85mm f/1.8 $200
    SOLD – 100mm f/2.8 $300 macro
    SOLD – 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS $650
    SOLD – 135mm f/2L $450
    SOLD – Extender 1.4X $150
    SOLD – Extender 2X $200
    SOLD – TC-80N3 Remote $ 50 timer controller
    Angle Finder C $ 75 90 degree viewfinder
    SOLD – 580EX II Speedlite $200
    580EX II Speedlite $175
    Altura Speedlite $ 50 Model AP-C1001
    SOLD – Extension tube set $ 10 manual exposure
    SOLD – Metabones Adapter $175 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

      100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

      75-300mm f/4-5.6 VR and 135mm f/2L

      24mm f/3.5L TS-E and 17-40mm f/4L

      8-15mm F/4L fisheye and Sigma 20mm f/1.8

      50mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/2

      2X EF Extender and 1.4X EF Extender

      Angle Finder “C” and TC-80N3 Remote Timer

      Altura AP-C1001 and 2 580EX II speedlites

      100mm f/2.8 macro & 85mm f/1.8

      Extension tubes & Metabones EF to Sony FE body

      A Learning Experience

      how Google helped me solve a problem

      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.

      Happy shooting!