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Gear I shouldn't have sold
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:54 am    Post subject: Gear I shouldn't have sold Reply with quote

Olympus Mju-ii
Konica Auto S3
Vivitar 35ES
Revue 400SE
Yashica T3
Yashica T4
Yashica T5

I bought all of these camera's for really good prices 15 years ago, but now people pay 450€ for a T5 Shocked

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in a previous life I was a camera dealer, so I sold a lot of items that I would have liked to keep -- but I needed the money because of their value or just because they were inventory. Quite a few items, as I recall, several of which came out of my personal collections. Items like:

Bronica EC-TL complete outfit (personal, not inventory)

Canon LTM 50mm f/0.95
Canon LTM 50mm f/1.2
Canon IVsb
Canon FD 7.5mm f/5.6 fisheye
Canon FL 19mm f/3.5
Canon FL 35mm f/2.5
Canon FD 80-200mm f/4 L
Canon FD 300mm f/4
Canon Auto Bellows

Nikon F2AS (black)
Nikon pre-AI 20mm f/3.5 UD
Nikon AI 35mm f/1.4
Nikon AI 50mm f/1.2
Nikon AIs 180mm f/2.8 ED
Nikon AIs 200-400mm f/4 ED zoom

Minolta XK

Pentax LX
Pentax LX Motor Drive
Pentax KX (black)

Rolleiflex 2.8 C
Rolleiflex 2.8 D
Rolleiflex 3.5 Automat

Sigma 135mm f/1.8
Sigma 600mm f/8 mirror

Tamron 180mm f/2.5 LD IF
Tamron 300mm f/2.8 LD IF

Vivitar Series 1 90-180mm f/4.5 macro zoom
Vivitar Professional 135mm f/1.5

Zeiss Super Ikonta B with coated lens and Synchro-Compur shutter

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yashica T3
Olympus XA

Canon 50D - because I really liked it Smile

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to say a P&S Nikon P4 8.1mp, but it's not a Film Rangefinder / Viewfinder Camera and I didn't sell it. Originally a $450 camera, I bought one less than two years old for $120. Gave it away. I was also going to say I just bought two of them for less than $50. I'll probably give those away too, lol. Size of a credit card, less than 1" thick, easy accompaniment anywhere.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in 1989 I traded in my Canon A1, with 50 / 1.4, 28 / 2 80-200 /4, Motor Drive ( not the power winder ) Speedlite 199A towards a new EOS600 with whatever crappy kit lens was on it, and some cash towards it.

To be honest, I didn't like the A1, and I kept my AE 1P with an awful short zoom I'd bought at Ritz Cameras. And I loved the EOS 600 once I got a Tamron instead of the utter crap kit lens.

But I do regret letting those lenses go.

I've just sold my Mamiya C330 Pro with lenses and grips and all the accessories, and I'm missing that - even though I hadn't run a film through it in about 5 years.