EGGD
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So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:28 am

No, this isn't a moan at the screeners. No, i'm not leaving the website because I can't get my pictures onto the site anymore. I'm not even suggesting a photo is fake! My goodness! No, I am selling my beloved Canon D30. Unfortunetely my new found status of 'very poor student' has meant that I have to sell my camera and all it's accessories. To be fair I haven't been out much for ages, it's much harder to photograph at my local airport now and I haven't got much impetus to go there.

It's served me well and it's a shame that this is pretty much the end of my photography career (aviation and non-aviation). We've had some good times for sure! I've listed it on ebay for a reasonable price and am hoping that someone will buy it. Just on the off chance if anyone see's anything I should change on the page please tell me because I don't want it to be facetious! the auction (sob!) is here:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

For some reason it doesn't come up when I search for 'Canon D30'. Does it take a while for the search to refresh or have I done something wrong?

Well, I guess this is Auf Wiedersehen from me, happy shooting guys! Once my camera is sold i'll be buying a small camera along the lines of the Sony P-200 or Canon A95 just for holiday snaps and fun at uni.. The lack of video capability on the D30 is quite annoying.

Cheers

Dan.
 
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RE: So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:33 am

Sorry to see you go. Hopefully one day you can come out of retirement and buy a D2X and get some more pics on here. Good luck to you along the way. One thing is certain this site will be here!
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RE: So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:38 am

So to all the newbies looking to pick up a DSLR this one is for you!

Sorry to hear about your retirement Dan, Hopefully we'll see you back in a few years.
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EGGD
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RE: So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:38 am

I'm sure also! I'm going to try and get some sneaky pictures on here with whichever camera I get, i'm sure it's possible! I definitely won't be leaving the community and I'm still here to give bad advice! Its just a shame that I had to sell it (or otherwise risk my possessions being repossessed  bomb  Big grin). Oh well, I just hope it sells quickly, i'm on borrowed time!  Wink.
 
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RE: So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:30 am

If only youd had that up just after Xmas, you'd have a buyer  Silly
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RE: So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:48 am

One correction:

Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM III lenses

I think Should be:

Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM III lenses

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EGGD
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RE: So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:59 am

You are quite correct! Thank you.
 
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RE: So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:20 am

Lol, I've been there my friend (selling all my gear and quitting aviation photography)...several times. The latest was about this time last year. I was so burnt out on aviation photography, sick of being at the mercy of good weather, and tired of being treated like a terrorist whenever being approached by the police.

Well, after about a year away from it...here I am. I just bought all new gear a few weeks ago, and I've been out shooting several times now. It's good to be back.

As I said before...I've done this several times. I always come back. I'm sure I'll have those feelings again, but next time, I will NOT sell my gear!!

A break sounds like exactly what you need, but I am willing to bet you'll get the itch for it again sometime down the road!!

[Edited 2005-06-13 01:21:14]
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EGGD
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RE: So It Has Come To This..

Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:51 am

It's not a question of being peeved with photography though. I'd be more than willing to keep my gear if I had money. Hell even if I had enough money to buy a cheap digicam for parties and stuff i'd keep it but it's really more of a money thing than a 'man aviation photography sucks now' thing. I'm sure i'll be back in business when i'm a fully qualified pilot and earning big bucks but until then I'm going to be DSLR-less. I am pretty sure I will be back with vengeance some day, Bailey your ass is mine!  Wink.

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