These Just In! « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

These Just In!

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I spent a good part of Friday catching up on new Used Gear listings. If you have contacted me about listing your gear and have not heard back from me, please re-send your request via e-mail.

A Shock the World Price!

See the price of Jim Burn’s new-in-the-box Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Lens with Internal 1.4 Extender. Jim purchased the lens specifically for a trip to Africa that was canceled due to a family health emergency. And wound up never going. Your gain!

Selling Your Used Gear Through BIRDS AS ART

Selling your used (or like-new) photo gear through the BAA Blog or via a BAA Online Bulletin is a great idea. We charge only a 5% commission. One of the more popular used gear for sale sites charges a minimum of 20%. Plus assorted fees! Yikes. The minimum item price here is $500 (or less for a $25 fee). If you are interested please e-mail with the words Items for Sale Info Request cut and pasted into the Subject line :). Stuff that is priced fairly–I offer free pricing advice, usually sells in no time flat. In the past few months, we have sold just about everything in sight. Do know that prices on some items like the EOS-1D Mark IV, the old Canon 500mm, the EOS-7D, and the original 400mm IS DO lens have been dropping steadily. You can see all current listings by clicking here or by clicking on the Used Photo Gear tab on the yellow-orange tab on the right side of the menu bar above.

New Listings

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Lens with Internal 1.4 Extender

Jim Burns is offering a never-used Canon 200-400mm F/4L IS zoom lens with Internal 1.4X Extender in brand new condition for the insane BAA record-low price of $8499. The sale includes all of the original items supplied by Canon including the lens trunk and key, the lens strap, the Canon E-145C Lens Cap (actually a lens hood made of tough synthetic fabric), the rear lens cap, the ET-120 Lens Hood, both the original Canon short foot and long foot and screws, and insured shipping via UPS Ground. Your item will not ship until your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Please contact Jim by e-mail or by phone at 602-616-9431 or 602-818-5839 (Mountain time).

This is the world’s best lens for a trip to Africa. It kills also in the Galapagos and in South Georgia, the Falklands, and Antarctica. And in places where the birds are relatively tame it will serve you well as your prime super-telephoto. Add an external 1.4X TC and get out to 784mm. And I use mine a lot at Bosque and other dusty places where the built-in TC helps to keep your sensor clean. The lens sells new at B&H right now for $10,999. You can save a cool $2,500 dollars by grabbing Jim’s brand new in the box lens now. artie

Canon 500mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Joe Subolefsky is offering a used Canon 500mm f/4L IS USM lens (the “old” five) and a used Canon 1.4X TC II, both in excellent condition, for $3,899. The sale includes the original lens hood, strap, trunk, all the CDs and cords, and the original Canon cardboard shipping boxes. Also included is a worn digital camo LensCoat cover that was been protecting the lens since Day 1, a pullover LensCoat front cover, and the 4th Generation Design low foot.

Please contact Joe via e-mail or by phone at 443-206-0416 (Eastern time).

The 500mm f/4s have been the world’s most popular telephoto lenses for birds, nature, wildlife, and sports for many decades. I owned and used and loved my “old five” for many years. We have sold more than a few recently for $3999 and even two for $3799. Bill’s lens is priced a bit higher as it is in pristine condition. If you don’t have the cash for the 500 II and can handle the additional 1 1/2 pounds (exactly) then this is your next best option. The 500 II goes for $8999 so you will be saving a nice chunk of change. artie

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

Jim Keener is offering a barely used Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens in mint condition for the record-low BAA price of $999.00. The sale includes these original items: retail box, lens pouch, front and rear lens caps, lens hood. And insured ground shipping to US addresses only. The lens was recently cleaned and checked by Canon. The lens will not be shipped until your check clears.

Please contact Jim via e-mail or by phone at 310-741-7435 (9am-9pm Mountain time).

This lens is the landscape photographer’s dream wide angle. artie

Canon EOS-5D Mark III

IPT veteran Carolyn Peterson is offering a used Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera body in excellent condition for $1,499. The sale includes a front cap, camera strap, all cords, EOS Digital Solutions disk, Canon LP-E6 battery and charger, manuals, the cords in the original box, and insured ground shipping to US addresses only. This camera was purchased new in 2013. The camera will not ship until your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Please contact Carolyn via e-mail or phone at 1-503-730-9262 (Pacific time/evenings best).

I have owned and used this superb, full frame, 22mp digital body for several years. It was always my first choice for scenic, Urbex, and flower photography until I fell in love with the 5DS R (for a lot more money!). artie

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