Need Opinions On Lenses

Started 6 months ago | Discussions thread
rsn48 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,755
Pro's and used photo stuff

I purchase a lot used, but only from amateurs.  Amateurs really don't use their gear that much and I have to examine a piece of photographic equipment and reject it because of its condition. I have bought used, Canon's 5D mk 2, lens, lighting equipment, many at extremely good prices, so much so I wondered if the gear was hot.

I would never purchase a Pro's used gear.  Now some gear from Pro's is decent, in good shape, but also if you are going to see beat up gear, it will be a pro's.  Fortunately no one really listens to me so if you are a pro and reading this, relax you'll sell your used equipment.

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According to Manny Faber, there are "termite artists" who shoot in obscurity pursuing an inner vision others can't see (think Vivian Maier). And there are "white elephant artists" who shout out with technique and vision for all to see (think Ansel Adams). Which one you are doesn't matter, both have produced fine art.

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