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Friday Funnies: In the Market for a “Dope A** Pimped Out Lens?”

By Hanssie on May 2nd 2014

One of the biggest weaknesses of any photographer is the need desire for more equipment, the newest lens, the shiniest camera, etc. But often times, our list is bigger (way bigger) than our pocketbook. So we look for the best deals and often go to Craigslist to mine for any treasures.

Craigslist – the hodgepodge of everyone’s random items all in one place. I know because I have been trying to sell an old Ricoh copy machine  for the last few weeks now (by the way, if you are currently looking for a great printer for your house…well, you know where to look). One challenge to making your item stand out among the thousands of people trying to sell their stuff.

Enter photographer and web designer Sasha Juliard whose Craigslist ad selling his Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens has taken selling on Craigslist to a whole new level. Even if you’re not in the market for a Tokina 11-16mm lens, this ad makes one of our funniest Friday Funnies in a while. Extra discount if you bring a can of Spaghetti-O’s.

It has strong language so those of you that may be offended, this isn’t the post for you. Check out this previous Friday Funny instead.

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Among the highlights:

  • If you are looking at this post than you have already read the reviews and know this lens is P.I.M.P. DX-Nikon mount to turn your BORING A** D7000 into a stone-faced lady killer.
  • BUT WAIT? What’s the aperture again? Can I take it out at night and treat it to a nice dinner? F**K YEAH! 2 point GOD D**N 8…. YOU HEAR THAT? THAT’s USAIN BOLT CRYING because this lens is repping Japan in the next Olympics and he knows he’s gonna LOSE. FAST. 
  • OHHH SNAP! Ken Rockwell is in da HOUSE! — “The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X is the best ultrawide zoom available for Nikon DX cameras, better than even Nikon’s more expensive 12-24mm AF-S DX.” 
    -Ken ‘Da Bokeh Killah’ Rockwell.

Click HERE to read the full ad. And if you missed out on this Dope A** Lens, they have a few over at B&H.

**UPDATE: Craigslist removed the posting, but I found this one for now. Click HERE to read**

[via @PetaPixel]

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com. Follow her on Instagram

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  1. joel

    i was with him right up until the Ken Rockwell stuff.

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