"I am selling my Nikon gear"

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Albert Valentino Veteran Member • Posts: 7,082
Re: "I am selling my Nikon gear"

bigpigbig wrote:

I have read this on many occasions. Most recently on FR main page.

I don't get it.

Unless you are strapped for cash and REALLY can only afford to keep one system, why would you give up all the opportunities lost by shooting a mirrorless camera only?

Simple, at least for myself, I did not give up any opportunities for shooting. Not a guess on my part but a fact. I purchased my XE1 in December 2012, did some comparison tests the next day. Over the next 8 months I never used my Nikons except to take pictures of my Fuji, even went on a trip in late May with both systems but my Nikon never left my bag. I slowly sold off little used Nikon lenses and by August sold off everything Nikon related.

Bottom line for me, in 8 months of having both I never used my Nikon so I sold it off to people that would put it to good use. I did give up shooting wildlife with my Fuji but I had not been a wildlife shoot in several years so it was not missed.

As for a D800 super camera, I never needed more than 12mp and 16 is plenty to make prints (16 x 24) larger than my printer can handle (13 x 19).

So it was a no brainer to finance my Fuji system by selling off my Nikon...

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