Nikon D700, Sigma 50-150mm 2.8

Matthew SavilleMatthew Saville Wedding PhotographerSouthern CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,352 Major grins
edited May 8, 2015 in Nikon Land
All items pending sale, thanks!

This is it, folks, I'm switching my backup/DX (though not FX) gear to Pentax. Crazy world, huh.

Nikon D700 - 231K clicks - $700 OBO

This body has received a full overhaul recently and has a new lens mount, among other major parts of the frame. Therefore, some of the camera will appear well-worn (CF door) while others will appear mint... The shutter was also replaced at some point recently, so theoretically it only has a few "K" clicks on it and should last for years to come.

Ships with body cap, charger, and three batteries. Batteries are aging and don't last long when you chimp a lot or use live view, so I'll drop-ship a fresh new (legit Nikon) one for an extra $20.

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Nikon D5300 - 53K clicks - $290

This camera has mainly been used for traveling and timelapse / video. I absolutely love it for travel photography; even though I own / owned a D750 and D800e at the same time as this camera it still managed to create six of the twelve images in my 2015 landscape photo calendar!

It too also been recently serviced by Nikon USA in LA.

Shows slight wear and has a few scratches, but works perfectly.

Ships with body cap, charger, two Nikon brand batteries, red strap, and paperwork. I don't know where the original box is but I'll try to find it.



Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM - $275 OBO

This lens is very well used, but tack sharp at f/4, great at 2.8, and incredibly lightweight and small compared to any of the full-frame 70-200 2.8's. I hate to part with this lens, but it's a good thing Sigma makes a Pentax version of this; I won't be letting it leave my arsenal.

This is a mk1 version, the very first.

THIS IS A CROP-SENSOR LENS! Although if you don't mind soft corners, and leave all filters / hood off, this lens works fantastic in 1.2x crop mode with zero vignetting (but normal levels of light falloff) in 1.2x crop mode on a full-frame camera, making it a freaking awesome 60-180mm f/2.8 for general photojournalism! This thing is a pound lighter than any 70-200 2.8. :-D

Focus ring is nice and smooth. Zoom ring has a tiny bit of a jiggle, but works great and smoothly.

The whole lens is very, very worn looking; the finish is rubbing through here and there, and the zoom rubber is a bit loose but this doesn't hinder zooming. I put an Apple sticker on the side of the hood, to indicate attachment spot.

Ships with Nikon brand caps, hood, and a nice carrying case in the original box.



More pictures upon request / coming soon.
My first thought is always of light.” – Galen Rowell
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Comments

  • wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Major grins Registered Users Posts: 356 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2015
    What's wrong with going to Pentax? I did fifty years ago! Love my K-3 and all the other ones too.
    Steve
  • Matthew SavilleMatthew Saville Wedding Photographer Southern CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,352 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2015
    wtlwdwgn wrote: »
    What's wrong with going to Pentax? I did fifty years ago! Love my K-3 and all the other ones too.

    I'm definitely looking forward to trying out the K-3 II for astrophotography, that's for sure. Other than that, though, I'll dearly miss the Nikon interface and customizability. But that's a huge can of worms I can't open here hahaha...
    My first thought is always of light.” – Galen Rowell
    My SmugMug PortfolioMy Astro-Landscape Photo BlogDgrin Weddings Forum
  • Matthew SavilleMatthew Saville Wedding Photographer Southern CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,352 Major grins
    edited May 7, 2015
    D5300 SOLD,

    ...Still looking to sell the D700 and Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC.

    If you've got the time, you can find my D700 listed on Ebay for lower (auction, not buy-it-now) than this price. I will update this thread immediately if it sells elsewhere.
    My first thought is always of light.” – Galen Rowell
    My SmugMug PortfolioMy Astro-Landscape Photo BlogDgrin Weddings Forum
  • Matthew SavilleMatthew Saville Wedding Photographer Southern CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,352 Major grins
    edited May 8, 2015
    All items pending sale, thanks!
    My first thought is always of light.” – Galen Rowell
    My SmugMug PortfolioMy Astro-Landscape Photo BlogDgrin Weddings Forum
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