Well it’s a common enough question, especially for us as we are a marketplace for buying and selling used camera gear. But it might not be as simple to answer as one might think. Here are our reasons for buying used photography gear, as well as some tips when shopping for used camera gear.
This month we are showing our holiday spirit to all sellers by giving away what we still consider one of the best hybrid cameras available, the Panasonic GH5! We felt this would be a really great giveaway as adding a Panasonic Lumix gh5 to any camera bag! The Lumix GH5 can greatly improve your capabilities. Even if you shoot, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, etc. the GH5 allows you to capture stunning 4K video as a second or third camera and is a great option for photographers as well.
As 2019 Draws to a Close, the Panasonic GH5 is Still an Everyday Workhorse
The Panasonic GH5 is a mirrorless micro four thirds digital camera that was first released in March 2017. The videographers at Gear Focus may be a bit biased when it comes to reviewing the GH5 – this has been our main production camera for nearly 3 years now. But even after all that time, we still think that it holds great value in 2019 and even moving into 2020. Read on to see our 5 reasons for buying the GH5 in 2019 and 2020. Continue reading →
Photographytalk.com has released a list of the top software and gear updates that rocked 2019 and has included Gear Focus! The folks at Photography Talk We have humbled us and we are so appreciative of the nod from them. The fact that Gear Focus was included in Photography Talk’s list proves we are onto something big here. The list of “Top Software and Gear Updates That Rocked 2019” is definitely a huge achievement in our first year! Growing a community of like-minded creatives is not an easy task, we know that. Having industry professionals like this believe in what we are trying to create, as much as we do, gives us the extra motivation to continue our pursuit in changing the way creatives buy and sell camera gear. Continue reading →
The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H is a fully featured hybrid stills/video camera body. The 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor is capable of impressive stills, but the real draw of this camera are the video capabilities. The S1H can shoot 6K video at 24 fps and 10-bit 4:2:2 chroma sampling. The camera also offers V-Log recording for improved post-color grading control. And now, it has become the first hybrid camera approved for use by Netflix. Continue reading →
Proving once again that Gear Focus LOVES to give away the latest gear, we have officially launched our next giveaway! Last month our lucky winner of the DJI Osmo 4K Pocket was Wayfarist Media! You can check out their Gear Focus store here.
This month we are showing our thanks giving to all existing sellers and new sellers by giving away the NEW DJI Mavic Mini Drone! We felt this would be a great giveaway to any photographer or videographer, as drones are becoming increasingly popular amongst all creatives. Many have already added drones to their arsenal, but if you haven’t yet there is no better time than now! Continue reading →
With all the options available, it can be an overwhelming task to find the best used digital camera. Especially after factoring in your budget. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 12 of the best still-relevant used digital cameras for 2019. Many of these cameras have updated versions available, which usually mean significant improvements – but we still think the previous versions hold value – especially when you factor in the cost savings!
Canon has announced that the 1DX Mark III is officially in development. We just listed the Canon 1DX Mark II as one of our top used camera buys for 2019 – you can read about it here. The flagship Canon DSLR has long been touted as an excellent sports and wildlife photographer’s camera. One of the main reasons for this is the staggering speed and high image quality attainable with the Canon 1DX Camera.
Gear Focus loves giving away camera gear! From now until October 31, 2019. Simply Sign-Up to Gear Focus and list your used camera gear and automatically be entered into our giveaway!
Every item you list counts as 1 entry into the Osmo Pocket 4K Action Camera Giveaway, so gather up the used camera gear you no longer need or have been looking to upgrade and get it listed for sale. Remember we are also offering ZERO seller fees until Oct 31, 2019 as well, so it is a win/win opportunity.
Take a look at our Seller Page for these 4 easy steps to list your gear today!
In a recent email sent out last week about, DJI’s “Fly as you are!’ event, new photos and specs are being shared online about the new DJI Mavic Mini, by reviewers who are leaking the photos of the new and unreleased drone. (UPDATE: The DJI Mavic Mini has been officially released!)
Retailers are listing the new DJI Mavic Mini drone on their websites which confirm those leaks that have recently been made, and prices the drone at $646.15 Canadian dollars (around $494) when sold with DJI’s Fly More kit. $500 is a rather accurate price point, given that it’s the same price that the DJI Spark went for back in 2017, but its extra small size an weight will likely make the Mavic Mini appeal to a wider and more niche audience. Continue reading →