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Sep 20, 2022 00:52:00   #
Craigdca Loc: California
 
Canon T2i, 2 kit lenses, 3 additional lenses, accessories, nothing pro. KEH estimated $265. Too bulky and old to lug around any more now that I’ve got new gear.

Can anyone relate to letting go of old gear? It’s harder since I inherited it from my father, but I don’t think he’d want to see me weighed down by it even though I got my start with it.


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Sep 20, 2022 01:08:28   #
whatdat Loc: Del Valle, Tx.
 
What are the lenses included?

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Sep 20, 2022 06:24:40   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
Craigdca wrote:
Canon T2i, 2 kit lenses, 3 additional lenses, accessories, nothing pro. KEH estimated $265. Too bulky and old to lug around any more now that I’ve got new gear.

Can anyone relate to letting go of old gear? It’s harder since I inherited it from my father, but I don’t think he’d want to see me weighed down by it even though I got my start with it.


Not really as I gave mine to kids or students needing a camera etc. For a class.

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Sep 20, 2022 06:32:25   #
foathog Loc: Greensboro, NC
 
You can be sure that KEH's final quote would have been somewhat less. My experience with them was not a good one.

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Sep 20, 2022 07:42:41   #
BebuLamar
 
Craigdca wrote:
Canon T2i, 2 kit lenses, 3 additional lenses, accessories, nothing pro. KEH estimated $265. Too bulky and old to lug around any more now that I’ve got new gear.

Can anyone relate to letting go of old gear? It’s harder since I inherited it from my father, but I don’t think he’d want to see me weighed down by it even though I got my start with it.


Is he still around? If so return your gear to him. You may not appreciate the gear as much as he does.

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Sep 20, 2022 08:00:39   #
bobmcculloch Loc: NYC, NY
 
Craigdca wrote:
Canon T2i, 2 kit lenses, 3 additional lenses, accessories, nothing pro. KEH estimated $265. Too bulky and old to lug around any more now that I’ve got new gear.

Can anyone relate to letting go of old gear? It’s harder since I inherited it from my father, but I don’t think he’d want to see me weighed down by it even though I got my start with it.


#1 I still have and use sometimes my T1i, and I have a T4i and a T8i, T1i still takes good photo's, if I'm going somewhere I don't want to risk one of the newer cameras.
#2 I still have several film cameras I have inherited from my father and other relatives.

I guess it's your choice but if you dispose of it of you can never change your mind.

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Sep 20, 2022 08:02:42   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
If not using, sell it. It's wasting space, time and thought. Everyday you hold onto unused camera gear is another day it gets worth less.

If you still shoot Canon, that remote release should be kept, or sold separately to someone other than KEH. That's the only think in the picture of relative value.

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Sep 20, 2022 08:04:36   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
...I have my Ftb and AE-1 in a curio cabinet....
Got rid of the breech-lock lenses.
Now I only have an 18-200 living on my T1i.
(And a 50mm.)

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Sep 20, 2022 08:47:35   #
AZNikon Loc: Mesa, AZ
 
Craigdca wrote:
Canon T2i, 2 kit lenses, 3 additional lenses, accessories, nothing pro. KEH estimated $265. Too bulky and old to lug around any more now that I’ve got new gear.

Can anyone relate to letting go of old gear? It’s harder since I inherited it from my father, but I don’t think he’d want to see me weighed down by it even though I got my start with it.


Let it go, don't leave it for someone else to clean up when you're gone. I think you will be glad you did.

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Sep 20, 2022 08:55:08   #
Picture Taker Loc: Michigan Thumb
 
Still have my Aegus C3.

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Sep 20, 2022 09:04:28   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
Did you get a quote from anyone else, esp. MPB?

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Sep 20, 2022 10:50:03   #
bobmcculloch Loc: NYC, NY
 
Picture Taker wrote:
Still have my Aegus C3.


Me Too!

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Sep 20, 2022 11:38:15   #
hpucker99 Loc: Anchorage, Alaska
 
I save old gear more than I should, still have my Canon XSI which was my first DSLR. I may have it converted to IR, but it sits in a closet. I have objects around the house that I got from my parents, and they have great sentimental value to me, but not to anyone else. I have some tools that I got from my father, every time I use them I think of him and projects we worked on together.

If your dad gave you lessons on photography or doing things together, the camera gear would be a pleasant reminder of your times together. If so, I would keep the body, battery, charger and a lens and sell the rest.

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Sep 20, 2022 11:43:10   #
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Picture Taker wrote:
Still have my Aegus C3.

Got rid of the Argus C3. It was my first step up from guesstimated focus but not much of a camera. Replaced it with an Ikoflex which opened the door to paying jobs. It was way more than good enuf to keep long term but I dont recall why I finally let it go. Possibly due to my first Hasselblad a few years later.

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About 10 years later I sold most of my bloated stable of working gear to buy a house. That was more memorable. I just put out the word to to few peers and they swept in like vultures. They got great deals and I put 35% down on a house.

They got Linhof, Toyo, Sinar, Blad, etc etc. (When I said "bloated" I meant it !) I lost verrrry little selling it all cuz I had bought it all used. A small loss was the real cost of using the stuff for several years ... not bad at all.

That gear had really been a great way to save up for a house. We were moving about 2 hours away so I worked in other peoples studios and agencies. For the next 25 years Ive never once had to run my own shop nor buy my own work gear.

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Sep 20, 2022 11:53:25   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, Indiana, USA
 
For years, when I purchased a new camera I have kept the old one {if it still worked} and used it as backup {afterall, I already knew it’s idiosyncrasies} ….. and occasionally, I needed it. By the time it had served that purpose, selling it hasn’t been worthwhile ….. so I now have a closet full of old cameras.

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