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Spring Cleaning Fever
Sunday 15 March 2015   —   Category: Equipment
Spring fever is in the air, and I’ve been infected! I woke up yesterday morning, and a passion for photographic spring cleaning suddenly possessed me!

As I wrote in My Final Verdict on Prime-Lens-Only Photography, I pretty much wasted nearly $2,500 on four primes lenses that, for the most part, I don’t use, I don’t need and I don’t want. At the time, I figured I might as well hang on to those lenses since I already owned them, because I probably would not recoup even half of that amount if I tried to sell them.

But then I saw things in a different light. If I could make $1,000 to $1,500 by selling equipment that is just sitting here not being used, that’s a lot better than nothing! Yesterday morning I went through all of my photography gear, and found eight pieces of Olympus equipment which I really don’t need any more. Therefore it has all been listed online for sale. Here’s the complete listing.
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens See related article Sold on Amazon
Price New: $799 My Price: $529 SOLD!
In original box with hood, caps and papers. Extra 3rd-party hood and Sigma UV filter included!
 
Olympus 25mm f/1.8 lens See related article Sold on Amazon
Price New: $399 My Price: $299 SOLD!
In original box with hood, caps and papers. Sigma UV filter included!
 
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens See related article Sold on Amazon
Price New: $399 My Price: $275 SOLD!
In original box with caps and papers. 3rd-party metal hood and pro B W UV filter included!
 
Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens See related article Sold on Craigslist
Price New: $899 My Price: $450 SOLD!
In original box with caps and papers. 3rd-party metal hood and Sigma UV filter included!
 
Olympus HLD-6 two-piece grip See related article Sold on Amazon
Price New: $299 My Price: $199 SOLD!
Comes in original box with papers. Extra bonus: Olympus grip strap AS-GS3, $23 value!
 
Olympus AC-3 AC adapter See related info Sold on Amazon
Price New: $85 My Price: $75 SOLD!
In original box with papers. For use with the E-M5’s HLD-6 grip and EM-1’s HLD-7 grip.
 
Olympus wide-angle adapter
for TG-1, TG-2, TG-3 cameras
See related article Sold on Amazon
Price New: $139 My Price: $99 SOLD!
In original box with caps, adapter and papers.
 
Olympus telephoto adapter
for TG-1, TG-2, TG-3 cameras
See related article Sold on Amazon
Price New: $129 My Price: $99 SOLD!
In original box with caps, adapter and papers.
Even as I was writing this article, I already sold two of the eight items! Hurray! Hopefully the remaining six items will go quickly as well. I hope each one finds a good home, and a long, useful photographic life!

UPDATE — 17 MAY 2016: All of the equipment I listed on Amazon sold pretty quickly — within two weeks. It wasn’t until 14 months later that I finally sold the 75mm lens on Craigslist. At long last I finally have closure! In the end I was able to recoop $1,800 by selling this equipment that I originally paid a total of $3,155 for. Well, at least that’s a bit more than half.
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