Originally Posted by brrraptors
not that i can afford, but the lenses you're letting go off.. how much are you asking for? im just curious, if you dont want it posted on here you can pm me. prime lenses are still my fave on my film system, aint no way i can afford the L-series primes for now. how do your primes compare to your 17-55 or 70-200? i mean i know primes are much better but is the difference day and night or rather more subtle?
The 17-55 and 70-200 are both ridiculously sharp wide open. The reason why I'm willing to get rid of them is the 17-55 is an EF-S lens and I'm going completely full-frame. The 70-200 is amazing for its price but f/4 is not enough for low light photography. Since I do event photography, I want to go all prime because I love to isolate my subjects. Plus I prefer shooting with available light rather than using flash. Some of the L-primes aren't as sharp wide open but this is understandable with such wide apertures. Not a big deal for me since I need the blur to isolate. Oh and not to mention, the L-primes have amazing bokeh.
I'll be flying to Toronto on Friday and will be there until January 10. If you're interested in meeting up in downtown, we can probably work out a deal. However, since I'm only in Toronto to visit, I won't have any of the boxes. If you PM me now and let me know which ones you're interested in, I can bring the warranty cards with me. The 17-55, 70-200, 430ex, Sigma 10-20 were all bought brand new back in September so they're all pretty new and are all still under warranty.
As for my Mac, I have a friend whose getting me the entire Adobe Creative Suite 3 for free. I'm willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a lens but not for the necessary software to process the photos
Originally Posted by Mr Fongstarr
I am sure if people looked at their kicks collection and sold it, you could cop a new camera and some no problem.....but you might be walking in some dumb crap for a while. I have that struggle to this day but I think its about to happen sooner or later......
Exactly. A lot of guys on here buy 2-3 pairs every month and that can really add up. Whatever income it was they were using to buy those shoes could be saved up to buy a really good lens or camera body. I saved up till the end of the semester to pickup all this gear and the wait is definitely worth it.
Originally Posted by mjbetch
just like everyone else...
idk if i should sell my sneaks to fund my photography high. lol what do i do1?!?1
Do it Gabe. Retiring from sneaker collecting was one of the best decisions I've made. Not only is photography going to take up less space in your closet but it's a hobby that you can use the rest of your life. You'll be able to capture amazing photos of your friends, family (maybe kids in the future), places you visit and pretty much moment you want to remember and cherish. Should you decide to get really deep into the photography world, you could probably even do photography for a living or extra income. Oh and used lenses have a lower depreciation in comparison to used sneakers.