I find that's the best strategy in order to post something in this thread.There actually were two items on my watchlist: First it was an Olympus 45 1.2 Pro on ebay for 690€. New condition, most likely from the E-M1 Mk II promotion last year. I wasn't sure wether to get it or not, first I don't really want to spend additional money at the moment, second I am still torn deciding between the 17 and 45 Pro.
The next item was a used X-Pro2 also on ebay, it was in very good condition, with box and all accessories, no lens though, however considering how well Fuji lenses hold their value, I might've bought on of the smaller f2 primes.
Of course my laziness saved me the money, the Pro lens was already sold when I almost made up my mind, I missed the X-Pro2 while I was out for a walk and had no decent cellphone reception - it sold for just 600 EUR, considering the condition that was a real steal.
It's always useful to have a strap to carry a spare shoulder with, Mike ... .Found a shoulder carrying strap that I don’t use for my Osprey carry on rucksack. It has a big clip and I have some short webbing straps to fasten to the tripod legs. I lost out on a Manfrotto strap for my tripod.
I had made a bid (rather high, as I already have an empty original case for this lens) for an SMC Macro Takumar f:4/50 mm M42 lens. Nothing happened for over a week. Then, on finishing day of the auction, I looked away for a minute, and someone outbid me.
On the other hand, I'd already bought another one like that a couple days earlier. For less than what I bid for the above-mentioned. Awaiting delivery now. This must be the silver lining to the previous cloud. I hope.