Canon & Nikon State of the Art Gear Price Reductions « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Canon & Nikon State of the Art Gear Price Reductions

What’s Up?

What’s up is that I have so, so much to share right now that I wish that I could do three blog posts every day for at least the next two weeks. But alas, the Spoonbill Boat IPT calls. We had a relatively slow start but had some great chances with breeding plumage Roseate Spoonbill, breeding plumage Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, and Turkey Vulture.

On Sunday I will reveal the answer to the SONY or Nikon? Can you judge the Image Quality? question from the blog post here.

And soon I will have lots to say about flight photography with the SONY 100-400 and the 2X TC; I was quite surprised by what I learned.

Canon & Nikon State of the Art Gear Price Reductions

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens/with Extras!

$300.00 Price Drop! New BAA Record-low Price
$200.00 Price Drop! FEB 16, 2019 — New BAA Record-low Price

Multiple IPT veteran and good friend Paul Reinstein is offering a Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM in excellent plus condition — it would be near-mint but for a few small paint chips on the bottom of the lens foot — for the BAA record-low price of $6,599.00. (was $7099.00). The sale includes the rear lens cap, the lens trunk, the original tough front lens cover, the lens strap, the instruction manual, the original product box, a LensCoat,a LensCoat Hoodie that has been modified to make it easier to install over the LensCoat, and insured ground shipping via major courier to US addresses only. Photos are available upon request. Your item will not ship until your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Please contact Paul e-mail or by phone or text message at 1-310-946-9031 (Pacific time zone).

The 500 f/4 super telephoto lenses have long been the world’s most popular for birds,nature, wildlife, and sports for many decades. Canon’s Series II version is light, fast, super-sharp, and produces amazing images with both the 1.4X and 2X III TCs. The 500 II is relatively small, easily hand holdable for some folks, and is much easier travel with, focuses closer than, and costs a lot less than the 600 II. Lastly, and you might find this amazing, the magnification for the 500 II is the same as it is for the 600 II: .15X. How is that possible? Magnification is calculated at the minimum focusing distance of the lens — 12.14 feet (3.7 meters) for the 500 II and 14.77 feet (4.5 meters) for the 600 II. Simply put, the 500 II focuses more than two feet closer than the 600 II. The seller for the last one that sold here had five calls the first day; the first four folks quibbled on price. The fifth one jumped right on it … Please do not tarry if you are seriously interested in Paul’s lens as it should sell almost instantly. Or not 🙂 As the 500 II goes for $8999 new you will be getting an almost new lens while saving an amazing $2400.00. I loved my 500 II 🙂 artie

Nikon Price Drops

Nikon D5 DSLR camera body with Dual XQD Slots

Price Reduced $500 on 7 FEB 2019

Price Reduced Another $300 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 $4,696.95 (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 $1800.00 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.
Price Reduced another $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 $1,599.00 (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 16, 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

Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III

Price Reduced $50 on January 18, 2019.

Arthur Morris is offering a rarely used Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II in near-mint condition for a money saving of $299.00 (was $349.00). The sale includes the original product box and everything that came in it including the front and rear caps, 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).

I successfully used this 2X TC with the 600 VR. It sells new for $ $ 496.95 artie

Nikon D-850 dSLR (with extras!)

Price Reduced $200 on February 16, 2019.

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 $2699.00 (was $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

Price Reduced $100 on February 16, 2019.

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 $699.00 (was $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

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