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Offline Todd Muskopf

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I love Craigslist
« on: April 21, 2015, 10:34:36 AM »
I was shooting photos last Saturday and thought to myself "if this transmitter fails, none of my strobes are going to work.  I should get a backup."

So, I looked on Amazon and Radiopopper has come out with new versions, which are nice, but mean that I'd spend $130 for the transmitter.  OK, but I decided to see if someone had one of the old versions on CL.  I picked up a transmitter and a receiver today for $75.  I tested them and they work fine. 

There are so many photographers realizing that they're not making any money and getting out of the biz that CL is full of bargains these days.

The guy I bought them from said he'd tried the photography thing and decided to go to welding school and be a welder instead.

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Re: I love Craigslist
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 02:08:32 PM »
he'd tried the photography thing and decided to go to welding school and be a welder instead.

There's the answer!  I agree, Todd.  I watch the Photographer's Gear Swap on FB, and see entire systems for sale, piecemeal.  "Here're my strobes" followed by "Here're my lenses"  then "here's my body"  and on and on.  Part of it makes me a little sad for them, because it reminds me how hard I struggled at the start-up in 1983/4, as well as later when the economy went bad.   But it's a business, something most of us don't get at first, and most fail in their first 1-3 years, no matter what field we're in.