April 13, 2012

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Published on: 2012.04.13

April Daily Photo, Day 13: A Key or Keys
(Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)

More homemade bread: delicious!

Today was a relatively normal day, except Rebecca and I both slept much later than usual.

After my wife got home from work, I took a few boxes to Good Will. Pretty much any time we buy something other than consumables, it means we have to get rid of something else.

Speaking of getting rid of things… I’m about ready to give away or sell my Canon 350D and 400D cameras.

At first, I was only going to get rid of one of them, but I realized I only have one battery charger that both cameras share, so they’ll go together. It would be nice to have an SLR backup, but it’s not necessary. And the 60D is performing so ridiculously well that I haven’t touched the other cameras in a month. I’ll also be getting rid of the two battery grips (interchangeable between the two Rebels), a Canon and an Opteka, and the five batteries and battery charger, and the CF cards. And the 50mm f/1.8 lens that I no longer need or use.

The lens should draw $50 or so as a used sale, but I’m not willing to charge much for two cameras that both have exceeded their shutter life expectancies many times over, both have cosmetic damage, both have been used in smoky, dusty, rainy environments, almost continuously for five years apiece. Both still technically function, but since I can’t promise any future functioning, I’d feel guilty charging anyone for the cameras.

Both also have (relatively) tiny LCD screens compared to today’s cameras, and their feature sets are limited if anyone compares them to the newer Rebels. The batteries have all been drained and recharged too many dozens of times to count; they’ve been frozen while taking winter photos and nearly boiled at structure fire scenes or out in the 100-degree weather.

This isn’t a for-sale blog entry, but I mention all of the above in case anyone shouts out “I want them!” or knows someone who might be interested, before I box them up and give them away…

6 Comments
  1. Sherry says:

    The bread looks perfect!

    You have taken some fantastic pictures with those cameras, but it does sound like they are past their prime.

  2. Wil C. Fry says:

    Thanks, Mom.

    My other choice (still under consideration) is to add a decorative shelf in the office and add the old cameras to my growing ‘camera museum’, which currently includes the old Sony Cybershot, our last Nikon Coolpix, the Kmart-brand film camera that Dad got for me at a garage sale, Dad’s old Minolta, and my wife’s Vivitar film camera that Rebecca sometimes plays with. The addition of the Rebels would make it a total of seven, a nice number for such a shelf. :-)

  3. Cassie says:

    I hope you find them a good home. :)

  4. Wil C. Fry says:

    Thanks, Cassie.

  5. Shari says:

    We might be able to help you out with the camera. Naysha would be tickled at such an upgrade. You can email a total price with shipping, and preferred method of payment – check, amazon card, paypal?

  6. Wil C. Fry says:

    Thanks, Shari. I’ll send an email with details. :-)

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