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Been on a bit of a gear collection lately
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:42:11 AM »
I do not want to do the math on it all. 

First I saw a used Canon 70-200 f/4 L USM that was a great deal.  I think I mentioned it on here. 

Then a camera shop near my work is going out of business and is having a sell off of inventory.  I have picked up a few things.  One being a Tamrom SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC for several hundred less than normal retail.  It is a great lens!  I have picked up a few odds and ends from them too, one being a few Manfrotto lens cases.  Amazon has them for $40, I paid $6.  Handy if I do not want to carry a bag.

Which comes to the next item.  I was sent a 24 hour sale on Kata bags.  I was having a problem fitting the 70-200 in my current 3in-1 20 so I got a 3in-1 33.  They were clearing them out since Kata bags are now Manfrotto bags.  It was only $60, regularly at least $150. 

Then it got worse. 

A weekend sale last weekend from a place I actually purchased the first Kata bag.  They had a sale on some "white box lenses" .   These are lenses that normally go into kits with cameras.  These were lenses that normally go with Canon 5D MkIII and 6Ds.  They had the Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM on for $570.  The normal price on those here is around $1100 to $1200.  It is a great lens! 

So, please do not add this up and tell me :)



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Re: Been on a bit of a gear collection lately
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 04:27:27 PM »
Lol Don your a sucker for a bargain ;D

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Re: Been on a bit of a gear collection lately
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 04:28:16 PM »
Someone has to keep the economy going :)
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Re: Been on a bit of a gear collection lately
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 02:32:28 PM »
Lol Don your a sucker for a bargain ;D
But look at all the money I saved! :)  On the upside, aside from a couple of cheap things, everything I purchased was something I had planned to get at sometime.  Admittedly on the macro lens I would probably gone for the Sigma 105mm, but the Tamron is good and very sharp.  The 24-105 L covers a good range and will get lots of use. 

 

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