Equipment for Sale

It has been a while since I have cleared out my stack of camera gear. After going through everything last week, I decided to put a few items that I no longer need on sale. Although I initially thought about keeping most of it, I just hate to see lenses and cameras gathering dust for too long – I am sure someone else could find better use for it. Most of the money will be used for upgrades and other equipment for the business. If you are interested in multiple items, feel free to make me an offer via the contact form. I am the first and only owner of all below items and I have all the original manuals, boxes, soft cases, warranty cards, etc. A few extras are included, see more below.

Shipping: while I can ship internationally, my preference is to sell to US customers, since it is less risky. Credit card / PayPal fees are included, but shipping and insurance are not. Colorado residents are welcome to contact me for a face to face sale. All sales are final and are on first come first serve basis.

1) Nikon D3s (SOLD)

The Nikon D3s has been my wildlife workhorse and Lola’s favorite wedding camera for the past couple of years. Its ISO performance is amazing – as good as on the D4 (see this ISO comparison) and the shutter speed fires like a machine gun at 9 fps. Autofocus is top notch and the build quality is Nikon’s best. But I have not been using it as much lately and Lola already chose the Nikon Df as her wedding/portrait camera. That’s why I want to sell it. See my detailed Nikon D3s Review for more information.

Nikon D3s Front

Condition: Excellent. No scratches anywhere (including protected LCD), no paint coming off, no parts falling off / peeling off. I am the first and only owner. Shutter Count: 86870.

Includes: Original box, 2 batteries, cables, body cap, strap, protective hotshoe cap and manual. Will also include the Kirk L-Bracket as pictured below.

Price: $3000 (SOLD)

Nikon D3s Back
Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D3s

2) Nikon D700 (SOLD)

I did not want to sell it and keep it as a backup, but it has been sitting unused for a couple of years now, with the D600 and D800 doing all the work. Time to say goodbye to my favorite Nikon camera after many years of service. See my in-depth Nikon D700 Review for more information.

Nikon D700 Front

Condition: Although there are no dents or serious scratches, there are signs of use. The side of the camera and some of the buttons are shiny/polished due to frequent use and the paint from some of the buttons came off. The rear rubber grip peels off a little and will need some superglue at some point. LCD has always been protected and is free of scratches. I am the first and only owner. Shutter Count: 111049.

Includes: Original box, 3 batteries, cables, body cap, strap and manual. I am also including two bonus extras – the MB-D10 battery grip in the original box and the Kirk L-Bracket for the grip attached to the body.

Price: $1000 (SOLD)

Nikon D700 Back
Nikon D700 L Bracket and MB-D10

3) Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G (SOLD)

The Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G has been my workhorse lens for landscape photography. I have two of these and decided to sell one, since Lola does not use it for weddings anyway due to its size and weight. See my in-depth Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G review for more information.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G

Condition: Excellent, no scratches or dents anywhere – I have been taking a good care of this lens. It recently came back from Nikon after usual maintenance (tuning and cleaning). Glass is perfect on both sides, with no visible dust particles near the front/rear elements. The lens has always been protected by a UV filter. The hood is scratched a little. Lens has been thoroughly tested in Imatest and is free of any optical defects. Alignment/AF Fine Tune is spot-on on all my Nikon DSLR camera bodies. I am the first and only owner.

Includes: Original box, manuals, warranty cards and soft case.

Price: $1500 (SOLD)

4) Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II (SOLD)

My favorite landscape and portrait lens. Has been my reference sharpness lens for years now. Have two of these as well and it is time to say goodbye to one of them. See my in-depth Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II Review for more information.

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II

Condition: Excellent, no scratches or dents anywhere, also been in great care and always had a protective filter. Recently came back from Nikon, so it is properly calibrated and tuned. Glass is perfect on both sides, with no visible dust particles near the front/rear elements. Lens has been thoroughly tested in Imatest and is free of any optical defects. Alignment/AF Fine Tune is spot-on on all my Nikon DSLR camera bodies. I am the first and only owner.

Includes: Original box, manuals, warranty cards and soft case.

Price: $2000 (SOLD)

5) Olympus OM-D E-M5 (SOLD)

I picked the E-M5 as my mirrorless camera of choice last year, but after getting re-acquainted with Fuji decided to make a permanent switch to Fuji. This camera practically saw no use aside from usual Imatest testing, so it is practically new. See my in-depth Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review for more information.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Front

Condition: Practically new. Has a Shutter Count of 2141.

Includes: Original box, battery, cables, body cap, strap, manual, flash and whatever else came in the original box.

Price: $600

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Back

6) Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 and Olympus 12mm f/2.0 (SOLD)

Both of these were bought at the same time when I bought the OM-D E-M5 and are in mint condition. The 12mm f/2.0 has only been mounted maybe twice and is practically new.

Condition: Practically new. Excellent optical quality (tested with Imatest) and require no AF adjustments.

Includes: Original box, manuals and warranty cards.

Price: Leica 25mm f/1.4 – $400, Olympus 12mm f/2.0 – $600

Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 and Olympus 12mm f2

If anyone is interested in all three, will sell as a bundle for $1500.

7) Nikon 200-400mm f/4G VR

I also want to sell my Nikon 200-400mm f/4G VR, since I have not been using it as often anymore. This one is the original version.

Condition: Excellent, with no dents or scratches. Has always been protected with LensCoat protective cover.

Includes: Original box, case, manuals and warranty cards. Has the latest version of the soft case (the original one was recalled).

Price: $5000

Close-up pictures available upon request. Here is an image of the lens that I captured a while ago when comparing it to the 300mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8:

Nikon 70-200mm vs Nikon 200-400mm vs Nikon 300mm

NIKON D700 @ 50mm, ISO 200, 1/100, f/4.0


  1. Profile photo of Luis 1) Luis
    February 3, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Hi Nasim,

    do you send your glasses regularly to Nikon for a “check-up” and tunig up? How often do you do that?

    Tks, as we can see you take very good care of your equipment!

    • February 3, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Luis, no, I don’t send stuff regularly to Nikon – just once every couple of years maybe. Why fix something that is not broken? :) In the case of the 24-70mm and 70-200mm, I knew that I was going to sell both, so I wanted to make sure that the glass is good before I put it up for sale (both came back from Nikon not so long ago). Normally, if I test a lens and find an issue, I send it to Nikon right away and they usually fix it very quickly, since I am an NPS member…

  2. February 3, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I might be interested by the D700.
    Shipping+duty to Germany might be a problem though.

  3. 3) Peter G
    February 3, 2014 at 5:56 am


    I have a D3S, D3 and D2Xs….. No way would I consider selling any of these, and replacing them with a Df.

    Also have a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S MK1 version ,and would never sell it, but, next time I head off overseas, I wont take the 70-200 f2.8, and , do what I did last time, and take my trusty old 180 mm f2.8. Slow AF, but, its so sharp, and also easy to carry. Probably will take my Nikon 135mm F2 AF-DC as well.

    I never was interested in the Nikon 200-400mm f4, as its a 200mm f4, 300mm f4, 400mm f4.

  4. 4) Ramon Veloso
    February 3, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I am interested in the Oly 2.0. Are sou willing to ship to the Philippines?

  5. 5) plevyadophy
    February 3, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Following on from Luis’ question above, how much does it cost to send your lenses back to Nikon for servincing/tuning?

    Thanks in advance.

  6. February 3, 2014 at 6:12 am


    I want the D700 and I’ve both address in USA and UAE. Please let me know how to buy/proceed…

  7. February 3, 2014 at 6:34 am


    I am just starting to venture into professional photography and am trying to upgrade from my D7000 to full frame. As funds are tight, I accumulate a great deal of travel miles/points, due to my full time job, I have been cashing in points for Best Buy gift cards, with the expectation of purchasing a D610. Would you entertain $2000 (or more) in Best Buy gift cards and the balance in cash for the D3S? (You could then use the gift card for you upcoming upgrades.)

    Thanks for your consideration,
    Jeffrey C. Keyser

  8. 8) tejas ariwala
    February 3, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I am in for d700 if than can be shipped to Mumbai , India

  9. February 3, 2014 at 6:56 am

    How do we purchase?

  10. 10) Art
    February 3, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Sent you a message via the contact form about one of your items for sale. Just let me know how I can pay for it and get it shipped out.


  11. 11) Luke
    February 3, 2014 at 7:16 am

    D700, please email me at

  12. 12) Bruce Bonin
    February 3, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Interested in your Nikon 70-200 f2.8 lens. How old is it and does it have a tripod collar (assuming that it is still for sale)?
    Bruce Bonin

  13. 13) Nuraan
    February 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Hi there,

    Interested in your 24-70mm f/2.8. Let me know how to purchase. thanks.

  14. 14) Motti
    February 3, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I am interested in the D700. Should not be a problem shipping to Canada as second hand goods (it is after all). If it is still available.

  15. 15) kim
    February 3, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I am interested in the 70-200 f/2.8.

  16. February 3, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Hi there
    Excellent lenses and bodies, i have the D3s and in no way im selling it to get a df or a d4..maybe a d4s if it has the d800 resolution with the d4’s speed and iso performance, anyway I too have a lens to sell maybe you can help me with pricing it. It’s the 80-200mm F2.8 Nikkor bought from the UK and still has another year of warranty ! Any help would be appreciated.

  17. 17) Jason
    February 3, 2014 at 8:49 am


    Why are you selling your Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II?

    • 17.1) Jason
      February 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Never mind, I don’t know how I read the description and some how looked over why you were getting rid of it. Thanks!

  18. February 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

    “Practically new. Has a Shutter Count of 2141”
    This bit made me smile, perhaps because I am used to shoot film. 2141… that’s sixty 135-rolls or one hundred twenty eight 120-rolls!

    • February 3, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Marco, I know it sounds strange, but 2141 is actually very little for a digital camera – compare it to the numbers from my D3s and D700. Actually, I am sure the shutter count was around 300-500 when it first arrived (part of the manufacturing QA process). My Nikon Df came with 600 actuations and it was brand new! But you are right, if you compare it to film, it does sound like a lot :)

    • 18.2) Motti
      February 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Marco, think of it as a car, would you buy a used car with 2,141KM (or miles)? Probably depending on the price but it will still be a practically new car. Camera shutter count (the amount of exposure you can take) are around 300,000. Just like an average car

  19. 19) Steve E
    February 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I have a Fuji XE1 body for $400
    And Nikon D 700 body $1000 Both little use.
    Excelant condition. If you know anyone interested.

  20. 20) Gregor
    February 4, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Hello Nasim,
    I think having a space for photographers to sell/buy/ trade equipment would a welcome addition .
    Seems to me many are interested as shown how fast you sold some of your camera bodies and lenses.
    Maybe give it think?
    Cheers and keep up the great work

    • February 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Gregor, absolutely! We are working on adding a forum and planning to do that by the end of Q1 2014!

  21. February 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I also think it would be an excellent idea to have a buy/sell/swap area on the site too. Any chance of this happening?

  22. February 5, 2014 at 7:44 am

    A forum is a great idea, I hope you implement it.

  23. 23) Nikonfx
    February 5, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I am very interest in the 200-400. Could you please forward images to me?
    Thank you.

  24. February 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Nasim guys, why are you selling the whole set? Have given up from Nikon?

    • 24.1) Peter G
      February 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Move away from Nikon at your own risk .

      I have a couple of good photographer friends who did that many years ago. They are back with Nikon . :-)

    • February 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Have you had a chance to read the text? I am not moving from Nikon – just selling excessive gear :)

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