I used to get paid for photography as a side business; In fact, the work paid for all of my equipment and a little more, so it was a way to pay for my photo hobby and justify the expense of fairly high-end equipment That's no longer the case (lack of interest in dealing with customers on my part, not lack of business) but I found myself with a lot of photo gear, much of which was collecting dust. The last straw was a business trip to Iceland last month. I scheduled it so I would have a couple of days free to do some touring and some shooting (photos). so I packed up a small kit in a photo backpack for the trip; Full frame body, three f2.8 zooms covering from 16mm to 200mm, flash, and a 1.4TC. When it was time to go I picked up the bag, realized it weighed a ton (which hadn't really been an issue in the past), and on the spur of the moment decided to bring the small Samsung APS-C mirrorless kit I had recently picked up. That kit (body and two lenses) weighed little more than the 70-200 zoom in the other kit. While the handling characteristics of the Samsung are not great, it did convince me that I no longer need to bring the big stuff to enjoy taking pictures.. So this week, after doing a bunch of research I made the decision to ditch the entire giant Canon kit I had assembled over the years. I priced out what I could sell everything for online, factored in the aggravation level of selling the individual pieces, and packed it all up to trade in at my local high-end camera shop. I traded in the following: Canon 5DMII w/BG-E6 Canon 7D w/BG-E7 Canon 15mm F2.8 Fisheye Canon 50mm F1.4 Canon 85mm F1.8 Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro Canon 135mm F2 Canon 16-35mm F2.8L Canon 24-70mm F2.8L Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX Canon 1.4x & 2x II TC Canon Speedlite 580EX (3x) w/CP-E3 Canon Speedlite ST-E2 and ordered a complete micro 4/3 setup. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Body Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip Olympus FL-600R Wireless Electronic Flash Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 Lumix G Vario Zoom Lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens The entire kit will fit in my small travel backpack and I still have other equipment, too Canon G15 Samsung NX210 mirrorless Samsung 18-55 OIS Samsung 50-200 OIS and all the non-specific stuff like lights, tripods, monopods, etc, so I can still do studio work if I like. And for those who care, I got about 65% of the retail value of the equipment I traded, but given its age and the issues of dealing with individual online sales to nitpicking photogs, it was still a good deal for me. I came home with a couple K in my pocket, as well. Hopefully the change will allow me to rekindle the passion I used to have for photography as a hobby.