Too Ignorant for Too Long: Shutter Count dot Com. And the Nikon Fire Sale Succeeds and Continues … « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Too Ignorant for Too Long: Shutter Count dot Com. And the Nikon Fire Sale Succeeds and Continues ...


What’s Up?

I am getting excited about receiving my new SONY gear by Fed-Ex tomorrow. I was glad to learn that Patrick Sparkman sold most of his Nikon fire-sale stuff (including his 600 VR!) in one day. You can see his new used D850 listing and the remaining item below.

ShutterCount

Too Ignorant for Too Long: Shutter Count.Com

I had heard of an online shutter count site for many years and without thinking assumed that you needed to connect the camera to your computer for it to work. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Simply take one image with the camera in question. Then upload the image to your computer. Then click here , click on Choose File, and then on Upload. Give it a few minutes and you will have the accurate shutter count for your camera. Nothing could be simpler and it is 100% free. The 16,263 is for the Nikon D5 that I am trying to sell. See the reduced price (and other reduced prices) immediately below.

Nikon Price Drops

Nikon D5 DSLR camera body with Dual XQD Slots

Price Reduced $500 on 7 FEB 2019

Arthur Morris is offering a barely used (shutter count 16,263) Nikon D5 in excellent to near-mint condition for the BAA record-low price of $4,996.95 (was $5,496.95). The sale includes the original box and everything in it including the front lens cap, and insured ground shipping via United Parcel Service.

Please contact artie via e-mail or on his cell at 863-221-2372 (please leave a message if no answer).

You can save a cool $1500 by grabbing Nikon’s blazingly fast, top of the line professional digital camera body right now. It was the D5 autofocus that switched me from Canon to Nikon in point three seconds … artie

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Price Reduced $100 on February 7, 2019.

Yours truly is offering a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens in excellent plus condition for only $1,699.00 (was $1799.00). The sale includes the original product box and everything that came it including the front and rear caps along with insured ground shipping via United Parcel Service.

Please contact me via e-mail or on my cell at 863-221-2372.

The 80-400mm VR lens served as my main lens on both the Emperor Penguin and Falklands trip. Focus fine-tuned with both of my D850 bodies this body produced some of the sharpest images I have eve seen. artie

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens (with a great and necessary extra)

Price Reduced $100 on January 18, 2019.
Price Reduced another $100 on January 30, 2019.
Price Reduced another $100 on February 7, 2019.

Still loving and keeping my much more expensive Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens, I am offering my Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 lens in pretty close to near-mint condition for only $1099.00 (was $1399.00). The sale includes the original product box and everything that came in it, the crappy original tripod collar, the RRS Collar Foot Package for Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens (a $250 plus the shipping value), and insured ground shipping via UPS.

Please contact me via e-mail or on my cell at 863-221-2372.

This is the lens that hooked me on Nikon and its great AF system. It is sharp and versatile and though AF is a bit sluggish away from the center AF point with a teleconverter, I made some great images with the TC-E14. This lens sells new right now for $1,396.95 with only the crappy original tripod collar … artie

Patrick’s Listings

Nikon D-850 dSLR (with extras!

Multiple IPT veteran, dear friend, and BAA technical advisor Patrick Sparkman is offering a one-year old Nikon D850 DSLR camera body in excellent to like-new condition for $2899.00. The sale includes the original battery, the original battery charger, the MB-D18 Battery Grip, a Sony 120GB G Series XQD Memory Card, the following off-brand items: battery chamber cover, lithium battery, and battery charger — these work like the Nikon versions and raise the frame rate to 9 fps, the original product box, the front body cover, and insured shipping via Fed Ex Ground. Your item will not ship until your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Please contact Patrick via e-mail.

The D850 is my favorite Nikon body by miles. With a slightly slower frame rate than the D5, the far superior D850 image quality and its superb AF system found me leaving my D5 on the shelf nearly all the time … With the D850 you can shoot wider and crop while still getting large, high quality image files. artie

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Multiple IPT veteran, dear friend, and BAA technical advisor Patrick Sparkman is offering a Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F in like-new condition for $799.00. The lens is 2 months old, and was barely used. The glass is perfect. The sale includes the lens hood, the original box, the soft case that came with the lens, the front cover, the rear lens cap, and insured shipping via Fed Ex Ground. Your item will not ship until your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Please contact Patrick via e-mail.

The 14-24 Sigma Art lens is as sharp or sharper than similar Nikon lenses for a lot less money. It is a landscape photographer’s dream wide angle and a superb night sky lens. It sells new for $1,299.00. artie

10 comments to Too Ignorant for Too Long: Shutter Count dot Com. And the Nikon Fire Sale Succeeds and Continues …

  • Good morning Guru. Hope this message finds you in good health and cheerful as ever.

    On shutter count:

    So far I remember Nikon has offered this facility for quite a while already. However, Canon always kept it difficult for us. We have to use the EOS Utilities in a complex way to find the shutter count. Fortunately, another vendor has made it easy for us and that’s how I find out the shutter counts of my two Canon bodies (5DII & 70D).

    I tried with two images taken just now and uploaded to your link. But, unfortunately it didn’t produce results. The message was “your camera doesn’t store shutter count information.”

    Despite some annoying failures, I still stick to Canon DSLRs that I’ve been using since 2009. May be too lazy to try out other options. However, might find their 2nd or 3rd generation Mirrorless versions appealing when they introduce those in future. Their first full frame mirrorless EOS R is already getting positive reviews from some old timers.

    Take care Guru, as we follow your advices and would love to continue doing so for many years more.

    Best regards.

  • avatar David Policansky

    Artie: $169,900 is too much for a lens, even one pre-owned by you. 🙂

  • Artie, Yes I did use the RAW (CR2) file. It still is a nice idea. — Rick

  • avatar Jguy

    So, Art, are you making the full switch to Sony?

  • Unfortunately it doesn’t work for the Canon 5DM4. Tried uploading and software told me that the 5DM4 doesn’t add the count info to the photo file. Unless I’m missing something (wouldn’t be the first time) & someone else was able to succeed.?.?

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks Rick and bummer. False advertising I guess. Did you use a RAW file? I know that the 1D X II has a counter in the menu but not sure on the 5D IV …

      with love, artie

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