First things first: we have less than 10 spots available for our Twoonie Talk – Two Weeks in Iceland: Tales of (mis)-Adventure which will be held this Saturday (Oct. 27) at the Days Inn in Cochrane, Alberta from 2 – 4 pm. You do need to register in advance by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. So bring your twoonie and come see our unpublished images and a video or two about our adventures in Iceland. For example, in a country with so little vegetation, where do you go when nature calls? Come and find out! (Note: this talk is now SOLD OUT)
Catherine, our assistant will also be making her speaking debut — no pressure Catherine 😉
And now… drum roll please. Believe it or not, I’m selling one of my tilt-shift lenses!!! I know, I can’t believe it either!
Yes, I am giving up my Canon 17mm f4L tilt-shift lens. For those of you who don’t know me well, I’m a preaching disciple of the Tilt-Shift lens because I believe they are the absolute best lenses for landscape photography – see why here.
So why am I selling this super cool, ultra-wide tilt-shift lens? Well… for practical reasons. As cool as it is to own the 17mm tilt-shift lens, I find the 24mm tilt-shift lens more in line with my creative vision and personality. I’m not really an extreme wide-angle guy. Plus Samantha and I plan to do more assignment work with people and I really should get a more practical lens like a 24-70mm f2.8 zoom for that work. So my 17mm TS-E is looking for a home. It will be at the Iceland Talk ready to be adopted by a loving owner. Register for the talk and come see this cute bug-eyed lens! 😉
To buy this lens new in Alberta will cost you $2725.00 with GST. I am selling mine (in excellent condition) for $2100.00 (includes GST, all the goodies in the original box plus our Tilt-Shift eBook on CD).
Here’s how it works: I’d rather not bother with mailing the lens, hence why I am selling it at our Twoonie Talk on Iceland on Saturday. So, anyone seriously interested in obtaining this lens be sure to come to the Iceland Talk (and be ready to buy with cash!). I’ll sell the lens at the mid-break in the show (should be entertaining). If there’s more than one of ya, we’ll do a draw out of a hat from those of you who have cash in hand. This is a great chance to see the lens before you buy! Below are several images from Abraham Lake made with this lens.
Also at the Iceland Talk I will have a new, in-the-box (only used once) Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro OS lens for sale (Canon mount). A long telephoto macro lens is a boon to anyone who wants to get close-ups of nature subjects but have a good working distance between the lens and the subject (especially important for rattlesnakes, poisonous spiders, and angry field mice). New this lens is $1300 with GST. I am selling mine complete with original 10-year warranty for $1000 (includes GST). Come check it out! Same rules apply; I’ll sell it at mid-break.
And finally… speaking of sales, the Cochrane Camera Club is having a huge Swap and Sale of used gear on November 10, 2012 at the Cochrane Alliance Church. This event is free to participate in or to attend. If you have gear you want to sell, tables are free; you just have to book a table. And of course if you are looking to buy, come with cash! All the information you need is on this downloadable PDF. Catherine will be there staffing our oopoomoo booth where we will have lots more goodies to sell then!