|Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.
If you're anything like me you'll agree that moving is a big pain. BUT one of the amazing unexpected benefits of all that trouble and hard work is the forced de-cluttering that occurs. It's so frustrating to realize how much useless STUFF one person can accumulate. It's beyond frustrating actually. Realizing the gravity of it and being responsible for all that junk and clutter can really weigh on your mental health. It did me. And that's why after finally getting settled in to our new home I have a policy about acquiring new things ... anytime something new comes in, something old must go. It's easier said than done, but it's a good goal.
So I have been LONG over-due to update my photography equipment. After making a list of some new items I want to add to my arsenal, I decided to actually go through my bags and take inventory on what I already have. I am SHOCKED at how much equipment I have that I don't use. And it's good stuff ... I just have my favorites so the rest must go.
All items for sale are listed below with price and a little history/review. If you are interested please email me with any questions or offers at Julie@julierobertsphoto.com
Canon EOS 5D DSLR Camera Body (neck strap, charger, and battery included) $900
(I really LOVE the original 5D. This one was purchased and used solely as a back-up camera. I only used it a few times and I had various 2nd shooters use it for a handful of weddings. It's gently used and in great shape.)
Canon EOS 5D DSLR Camera Body (hand strap, charger, and battery included) $800 (That's right, I'm selling two of these bad boys. Did I mention how much I loved the original 5D? So much that I have held on to TWO of them ... even though I have been shooting with the Mark II for over three years now. Before I purchased the Mark II this was my main squeeze camera for about two years. So it's had more use than the other guy but it's still in great shape.)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Auto-focus Prime Lens $200 (Almost all of the lenses I shoot with are primes ... and this guy is a stand out. The 50mm is the closest focal length to what your eye natural sees ... so this is a really popular lens. The 1.4 aperture allows you to get that glorious shallow depth of field and shoot in VERY low light settings without needing a flash. I LOVE this lens. I purchased the f/1.2 version shortly after I got this one and I have barely used it. Every now and then the auto-focus gets stuck. But if you pop it in manual it works beautifully. This lens yeilds beautiful color, clarity and it's sharp as a tack.)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Auto-focus Prime Lens $45 (This little guy was my first prime lens. It's hard to sell him for sentimental reasons! He's very used but still going strong as ever. Light as a feather, sharp as a tack, and quick to focus ... if you've never used a prime lens, this is a great one to start with and it's cheap!)
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 Auto-focus Prime Lens $300 (I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lens. It is very gently used and in almost perfect condition. This is the perfect lens for head shots and portraits. I shoot with the f/1.2 version now but it's hard to let this one go. Incredible color and sharpness and it focuses so quickly.
Canon EF MACRO 100mm f/2.8 USM Lens $350 (This is an awesome lens if you like photographing details. This was the first macro lens I ever purchased. I was SO hooked after I tried it. It has beautiful compression and clarity. You can shoot a subject at any focal distance but the awesome thing about a macro is how close it lets you get to your subject - which is why this lens is perfect for details, details, details! I will say the focus on this lens is a little slow sometimes ... so you have to be patient with her but I think most macros have that issue.)
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Auto-focus Prime Lens $200 (This little buddy is so tiny you can almost fit it in your pocket. This is a wonderful lens for a wider range. It has zero warping on the edges so it's perfect for large group portraits, landscapes, or interiors. The focal speed is super fast and it's sharp as a tack. Very gently used and it great shape.)
Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Auto-focus Zoom Lens $150 (This is a perfect starter lens. If you aren't ready to try a prime lens this is a nice option because of the focal range. For it's size it's surprisingly light weight. It's quick to focus and very versatile. Gently used and in great shape.)
Tamrac 5263 Cyberpro Express Rolling Briefcase $300
(I don't have a picture of this bag so I pulled this one off of Tamrac's website. I purchased this bag when I did more traveling for weddings. It's awesome because it fits perfectly below the seat or in an overhead bin on an airplane. It holds a TON of stuff ... but the way it's laid out everything is organized so well it seems so compact. I was able to fit my Canon mark ii, Canon 5D, 50mm, 70-200mm, 100 macro, 24mm, 580ex flash, AND my labtop, cleaning supplies, batteries, chargeres, and other small accessories. It has so many compartments and zippers but it keeps everything organized nice and snug. The padded dividers on the inside are totally adjustable to you can fit it perfectly for your equipment. PLUS it has roller wheels which is awesome and the height is adjustable. I only used it on three trips ... so it's like new.)