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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
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

    Not Afraid of the Water

    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.

    It’s Personal

    Camera Brands Are Like Religion

    Not a week goes by without someone asking me what brand of camera they should buy, a Canon or a Nikon.

    Most of the time they’re wanting to replace their good quality point-and shoot camera. They’re looking for more advanced equipment along the lines of a DSLR.

    Having owned or used literally dozens of cameras, especially in the past five years, I have a definitive answer which I’ll share with you shortly. But what I find interesting is that so many photo enthusiasts also have very definite answers to this question.

    Let me back up a bit and explain why I’m writing this.

    A Facebook friend wrote that he was looking for a new DLSR. “Should I buy a Canon or a Nikon?”, he posted. I replied “or a Sony?”. The point I was trying to make was that there are more choices than only Canon and Nikon.

    A few minutes later there were many more replies on his Facebook status: “Nikon”; “CanonCanonCanon”; “I shoot Nikon”; “I use a Nikon D90”; “Canon definitely”; “I have a Nikon 5000”; etc.



    It’s not surprising that a camera brand is a very personal choice. It is as though each photographer is pleading with my friend to heed only his or her suggestion. Isn’t proselytizing their brand like forcing a person’s religion onto another?

    Yet when I think about it I was doing the same. I was suggesting that a Sony NEX camera is similar to DSLR but without the weight and bulk. And since I am very fond of carrying lightweight equipment, I frequently use a Sony NEX camera.

    Of course I could have chosen a different way to respond to his initial post by asking a few qualifying questions: will he be taking lots of sports or action; are movies part of his photography repertoire; how much money does he have to spend.

    But frankly these qualifying questions don’t matter much.

    Here’s my answer to his question: it doesn’t matter if you choose Canon or Nikon. Both have equally capable cameras in the various price ranges. And Sony also has equally capable cameras. One could argue that Pentax and Olympus also offer quality models too.

    There’s too many slanted opinions for my friend to make his choice based on all of the Facebook replies. I hope my friend makes his choice based on how the equipment feels in his hands; getting the most features for the price; availability and affordability of additional lenses; past experience with previous purchases.

    What do you think? Any comments?

    Written by: Arnie Lee