Old Gear Review: The Fujifilm X100

 
It's time for another old gear review. For the uninitiated, this is where we do a quick review an older piece of gear and answer one question: does it hold up over time? Today, we look at a classic: the original Fuji X100. Not the S, the T or the F. The first X100 with the Bayer sensor and plenty of quirks. I'll be up front about this, I love this camera and it changed my perspective on camera gear. Hey, I never claimed these reviews would be un-biased. Continue...

Old Gear Review: The Sony a850

 
This is first post of a series where we conduct a short review of an older piece of camera gear and attempt to answer one question: does it hold up over time? As a marketplace dedicated to used camera equipment, we obviously love used camera gear, but we live in an age where new gear is constantly released. Every few months we're hit with the new Mark XVIII model. Just because a new camera body came out, doesn't mean a camera released 5, or even 10 years ago is somehow trash. In fact, most older, digital gear is still quite good. Really good in fact. Let's show old gear some love, shall we? First up: the Sony a850. Continue...

Mirrorless Cameras vs DSLR Cameras: What's the Difference?

 
So you're considering a new camera, or perhaps it's time for an upgrade, and you've arrived at the single biggest question any rational human would ask in 2018. Do you go with the latest and greatest or the tried and true? DSLR or mirrorless? It's a big decision and your money is on the line so let's talk about mirrorless cameras vs DSLR cameras and find out what the differences really are. Continue...

No More Guessing: Used Camera Pricing Tool

 
Getting the most for your used camera is sometimes hard. How much should you ask for your lens or camera body? You want to get as much as you can, but you also don't want to set your price too high. There are some ways to find out how much your gear is worth, but it can be tricky. We decided to build a pricing tool right into our seller interface and we put it right on the site for you to use as well. Continue...

A Short Explainer Video

 
Creating something new isn't easy and not everyone understands it at first. We created a very short explainer video describing why Gear Offer is different and why you'd want to use it. Take a look if you want to know what we're about. Continue...

Canon and Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras Coming Soon?

 
After years of sleeping at the wheel, both Canon and Nikon are expected to release full frame mirrorless cameras sometime this year. What does it all mean? Continue...

Selling a Complete Camera Kit?

 
When selling your gear, it's tempting to just bundle your whole camera kit into a single listing. This makes sense on the surface, but in reality, it doesn't work out very well. Continue...

Fearless Street Photography

 
It took me a few years to figure this out. Wait, that's not quite right. It took me a few years to put a name to this. I have been subconsciously aware of it since I started shooting the streets, I just didn't know what to call it. Now I do. Emotional Intelligence. It's the single most important thing in street photography and if you master this, you can shoot the streets without fear (a healthy level of awareness, but not fear). So, what is it? Continue...

Gear Offer is Officially Launched

 
It's been a long time coming but the Gear Offer platform is finally here. I created Gear Offer because I'm frequently buying and selling cameras and lenses. I like to try new equipment and typically I sell something to fund another purchase. When selling gear, I visit the typical web sites: eBay, Craig's List and some online classifieds, but none of these "marketplaces" ever really felt right. eBay has the largest reach, but costs 10% per sale with some listing fees as well. That really cuts into the amount you can make when selling. Craig's List is great for some things, but when selling high-value gear, it's risky meeting up with strangers who know you have $2000 camera on you. And, as a buyer, meeting up is risky because the stranger you anonymously emailed knows you probably have $2000 in cash on your person to buy that camera. Continue...