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Which Lenses Hold Their Value Better, Zooms or Primes?

Let's take a look at some of the data with regard to the latest trends in camera gear buying, trading, and selling. Specifically, we'll take a look at what lenses hold on to their value better: primes or zooms.

Want to Buy or Sell Camera Gear on Facebook? The Company is Testing Out Group-Based Selling

eBay and Craigslist are two services photographers often turn to if they're trying to buy or sell some used camera gear. It looks like Facebook may be gunning for a piece of that pie.

The company is testing a new feature that's allowing some users to sell goods in Facebook groups with an official new "Sell Something" feature. The new post type creates a simple for sale listing that's reminiscent of what you might see on Craigslist.

You Can Now Buy Fuji X-Series Cameras in US Best Buy Stores

Up till now, picking up a Fuji X-Series camera -- in the literal sense -- usually meant making your way to the local camera store... assuming it's still in business. But apparently that is no longer the case. As long as there's a Best Buy nearby, you can now pick up an X-Series cam in-store.

Reports Indicate Shutterfly is Looking for a Potential Buyer

Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Redwood City-based photo publishing service Shutterfly is looking to sell itself off. Currently in talks with the investment bank Qatalyst Partners to find a buyer, the report explains that these are only preliminary talks and are no guarantee any transaction will go through.

Sigma Offers ‘Try Before You Buy’ Program for Its DP2 Quattro Camera

Sigma raised some eyebrows when they announced their upcoming DP Quattro cameras with their new Foveon Sensor and... unique... design. But even with eyebrows raised, at $1,000, the overhead for investing in this new and interesting tech might be a bit steep for some.

In hopes of convincing these people that the camera is worth the investment, Sigma has announced a new “Try Before You Buy” program that will put the funky looking shooter in the hands of at least a few curious souls.

eBay Unveils ‘My Gadgets’ Feature, Keeps Track of How Much Your Gear is Worth

It seems like new and improved camera gear pops up every couple of weeks these days, leading to an endless cycle of discover, buy, sell and repeat. Well, if you're the kind of person who always wants to have the newest gear around, and you're constantly selling off your old gear on eBay to make it happen, the website has just officially announced a new feature that will make your life much easier.

Called My Gadgets, the new eBay feature can keep track of all of the gear you own and let you know about how much you can expect to make when you sell it, making it that much easier when it comes time to upgrade.

LensRentals Launches LensAuthority as a Used Gear Outlet

LensRentals is at the height of its popularity and still growing. About a week ago, we shared some stats that more than proved this, showing how a company started by one man and $5,500 dollars in 2006 is now a 42 person operation on track to bring in $13 million this year.

But if you think that LensRentals has reached a point where it is content to rest on its laurels, you would be wrong. The company has just launched a brand new site, LensAuthority, where it will sell off the used gear it is constantly turning over through the main website.

The Photo Man: One Collector’s Passion for Forgotten Personal Photos

Mark Kologi is known by many simply as "The Photo Man," and over the years he has bought, sorted and sold over three million forgotten personal photos. It's his passion, and the connection he has forged with his photos and the people who buy them shows in this short documentary by Ben Kitnick.

PicoImages Hopes to Shake Up the Stock Industry Through Crowdsourcing

Most stock photography websites and agencies work the same way: photographers upload their work, set prices, and let clients browse for what it is they're looking for. If the client wants a photo of a family on the beach, they'd better hope someone came through. And on the other end, the photographer has to hope that they're putting work out there that people will actually want to use.

Advertising creatives Cassandra Nguyen and Grazina Snipas' new website PicoImages does away with that model, replacing it with more of a "stock photography to order" sort of system.

Digital Camera Exchange: A New Place to Buy and Sell Used Photography Gear

Buying and selling used photography gear usually involves either driving to your local camera shop or hunting down the right product on website such as eBay or (if you're really brave) Craigslist. But Australian photographers just got a different, photography centered option thrown their way.

Dubbed Digital Camera Exchange, the new website gives photo enthusiasts a place to sell their gear to others in much the same way they would on big auction sites such as eBay.