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Second-hand case study: ‘saving a fortune’

Second-hand case study: ‘saving a fortune’

It’s not an easy time to be a freelance sports photographer, but Jon Wagstaff explains how buying second-hand is giving him a distinct advantage What have you bought second-hand, and why? I have bought several camera bodies and lenses second-hand from the LCE Strand branch. A few to note have been a Nikon D5 body, as well as the 500mm Nikon F/4 telephoto lens. As a freelance sport photographer, this is an ideal combo for me; as the introduction of the D6 had been announced, I was able to pick up a reasonably priced second-hand body, along with the 500mm lens again at a good price. I have a good relationship with LCE, and have been a customer of theirs for over 10 years now. They always let me know if there is a bargain to be had, to suit my style of photography. In the long run this […]

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