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11-04-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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Assistance in pricing my gear

Good day, I need to upgrade and am thus looking to sell off some of my Pentax gear. I am still reviewing the 'next step' but at this point am very seriously looking at the Canon D7.

Here is the gear I currently am considering selling:
Pentax K100D
Pentax 18-55
Sigma 530 Flash
Pentax 50mm f2
Sigma 28-70 f2.8
Sigma 70-300 APO

I may also have a Tokina SD 70-210mm or Soligor MC 80-200 laying around.

Any ballpark thoughts?

Thanks!

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Have you looked at the lens and camera databases? The 7D is a great body- but so is the K-5. Check our our comparative review:
Canon 7D vs. Pentax K-5 - Comparative Review

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The 7D is really nice, but it is very heavy and bulky. I prefer both the k5 and the d7000. The k5 would prevent you from having to sell your lenses and it is pretty cheap right now.
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Adam,

Yeah, the K-5 is probably the runner up, probably over the D60 and even Nikon IMO. The reason I am considering the flip to the dark side is really down to two reasons.

1.) I don't plan on buying a ton of top-line glass, so that means I usually rent for the big things I want to shoot. I have used Camera Lens Rentals - Rent Canon, Nikon and Pentax. a number of times and they truly are brilliant, but sometimes it would be nice to have some local rental selections available. There is one shop that has Pentax gear but their selection is meager and availability is very spotty.

2.) Most of the really important stuff I shoot is motorsports. Rally motorsports to be specific. While I have been able to get some amazing shots with even my K100D, it takes far more technique than it should. I know obviously that the K-5 is eons in front of my K100D with AF, but that difference is less clear between the K-5 and D7. I know the K-5 has pretty stellar ISO performance so I know the camera has the guts in that respect.

I'd love to stay with Pentax but after this last race I shot, I am hitting the wall with my frustration that my gear is limiting me. The next purchase I make I want to reduce those limitations as much as possible.


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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
The 7D is really nice, but it is very heavy and bulky. I prefer both the k5 and the d7000. The k5 would prevent you from having to sell your lenses and it is pretty cheap right now.
At least for me, heavy / bulkiness is not even in the criteria I care about. That's why God made monopods or neck straps.
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Hi, Mike.

Assuming your stuff is in good shape, and the K100D has a relatively low shutter count, (under 3000), I'd say judging from the sale prices of stuff here on the forum:

K100D body - $200
18-55 - $50 (vers. I), $60 (vers. II), $90 (WR)
50mm f2 - $20 (M series), $30 (A series)

Not sure about the other stuff...

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If you put your stuff on the marketplace it should sell quickly. Good luck!

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QuoteOriginally posted by user440 Quote
I'd love to stay with Pentax but after this last race I shot, I am hitting the wall with my frustration that my gear is limiting me. The next purchase I make I want to reduce those limitations as much as possible.
It might be an idea to rent a K-5 for a few days, to see what you'd be missing. I see the site you linked has them, and while not dirt cheap to rent, it would let you do some real world testing of it.

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I was seriously considering that, or at least borrow one at a store and shoot cars as they pass by.
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Rent or borrow the k5, and see if it will work for you if at all possible, IMO - you don't have that many lenses, but it's easier to see if the K5 will work for you versus selling everything and then potentially regretting it later.

The prices quoted already look pretty close, you can always search the marketplace, or ebay completed listings for comparisons.
Most generic 70-300s go for around $100 used, +/- $20 or so.
The Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 - not sure, were it the Tamron 24-75 f/2.8, they usually go for around $300-$325 used.
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If you're shooting long/fast lenses all the time, moving to Canikon makes more sense IMHO. You can rent the big fast lenses any time you'd like and if you have a rental house nearby, you can do it the same day.
I do like the K-5/D7000's sensor better than the 7D's though...and I think the D7000 feels less plasticky than the 7D...
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It's not so much on the long side, I could probably make do happily in the 70mm to 110mm for most of the rally shots I take. 200mm on the outside for most of the situations I am in. Here's a pretty typical shot from the race a few weeks ago. The 70-300 Sig is great in bright conditions, but the Rally's I shoot are usually in the winter time and much of it occurs in less than ideal lighting conditions. Mix in fast moving objects and it becomes a recipe where the gear (and talent) are really tested. That means one has to either buy good glass or rent and for me me renting is the way to go.

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