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Nov 22, 2022 15:37:36   #
elliott937 Loc: St. Louis
 
I'm really curious. Just today, I'm seeing several R-series cameras for sale?

Why?

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Nov 22, 2022 15:43:08   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
If you mean two (2) in the for sale section, are you calling that a trend?

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Nov 22, 2022 15:43:16   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
elliott937 wrote:
I'm really curious. Just today, I'm seeing several R-series cameras for sale?

Why?


And there are also so many more Z cameras for sale. Why?

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Nov 22, 2022 15:52:19   #
BebuLamar
 
Architect1776 wrote:
And there are also so many more Z cameras for sale. Why?


Because both the R and the Z don't have mirror.

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Nov 22, 2022 15:55:07   #
elliott937 Loc: St. Louis
 
Give it time.

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Nov 22, 2022 15:56:38   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
BebuLamar wrote:
Because both the R and the Z don't have mirror.


Good one, cost more and get less.
Perhaps that is true.

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Nov 22, 2022 16:00:50   #
elliott937 Loc: St. Louis
 
No, I'm not wanting to criticize R cameras. I'm just curious why the owners have put the up for sale, so quickly?

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Nov 22, 2022 16:01:16   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
BebuLamar wrote:
Because both the R and the Z don't have mirror.


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Nov 22, 2022 16:03:11   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
elliott937 wrote:
No, I'm not wanting to criticize R cameras. I'm just curious why the owners have put the up for sale, so quickly?

Too hard on neck & arms?
Eats batteries?
Spouse said "You spent HOW MUCH?".

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Nov 22, 2022 16:11:03   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
elliott937 wrote:
No, I'm not wanting to criticize R cameras. I'm just curious why the owners have put the up for sale, so quickly?


Who? Where? You are you seeing more than two?

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Nov 22, 2022 16:41:46   #
Drbobcameraguy Loc: Eaton Ohio
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Who? Where? You are you seeing more than two?


He ask a legitimate question. I'll ask it again. Why would someone sell the almost latest version of a camera? Now I'll answer the question. Because 1 they don't like it. 2 it doesn't suit their needs. 3 It didn't make they a better photographer 4 They need the money for the next latest camera. 5 They decided to switch brands. See CHG. Its called giving an answer to a question. Not asking another question. Lmao. No offense meant I usually laugh at you. I must be having a rough day.

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Nov 22, 2022 16:47:25   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Drbobcameraguy wrote:
He ask a legitimate question. I'll ask it again. Why would someone sell the almost latest version of a camera? Now I'll answer the question. Because 1 they don't like it. 2 it doesn't suit their needs. 3 It didn't make they a better photographer 4 They need the money for the next latest camera. 5 They decided to switch brands. See CHG. Its called giving an answer to a question. Not asking another question. Lmao. No offense meant I usually laugh at you. I must be having a rough day.


The only two (aka trend) I've noted are both from user 'Saycheeze' that includes a not very logical explanation:



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Nov 22, 2022 16:52:25   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
elliott937 wrote:
No, I'm not wanting to criticize R cameras. I'm just curious why the owners have put the up for sale, so quickly?


How do you know so many?
Your sample base?
Did you do a count vs sales vs other brands?
Rather presumptuous question with no data or facts.

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Nov 22, 2022 18:00:59   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
elliott937 wrote:
I'm really curious. Just today, I'm seeing several R-series cameras for sale?

Why?


Bought it, tried it, don't really like it because:
1. The controls are moved around, and old muscle memory is unhappy when using it.
2. They use a lot of battery power because to just look through them to spot subjects they have to be on, and they don't have or don't like carrying around batteries.
3. They found that aside from being mirrorless and a bit smaller and lighter, the pictures are not spectacularly better than their DSLR bodies, so not really worth it to them to relearn the controls and stock up on batteries.
4. Furthermore, they need to buy new lenses because using them with the old lenses + adapter wipes out most of the smaller/lighter thing. And those new lenses are $$$$.

I have 1 full frame DSLR (5Div), 3 crop sensor DSLRs (7Dii, 80D, 90D) with a pile of EF/EF-s lenses and an R7 with 1 RF lens and one RF-s lenses plus adapter and 1.4x extender. I am making the effort to learn the new camera, but actually my new Sony RX10iv is getting a lot of my time as it is so handy to take just-in-case. If I plan on a trip to do the birds at the Riverwalk then I will haul out the R7 with 100-400 + extender or the DSLR of choice with the Tamron 150-600 G2 and extenders. And at 77 last month, I may consider hiring a lineman from the high school team to act as "gun bearer". A couple of bucks, a stop at the fast food joint and maybe some free photography lessons (I taught basic photography a bit on the side when I was still teaching history, geography and government.) and maybe the loan of a camera now and then should get me a good strong one fairly cheap. Besides, he can double as my bodyguard to prevent some #$@&% from mugging me for my wallet and that expensive photo gear.

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Nov 22, 2022 18:50:55   #
dustie Loc: Nose to the grindstone
 
Longshadow wrote:
Too hard on neck & arms?
Eats batteries?
Spouse said "You spent HOW MUCH?".


😊 🤔
Spouse said, "You did WHAT with my Black Friday savings envelope!?!?"

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