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O/T.. Nikon camera collectors , anyone

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by sabretooth, Jun 2, 2012.

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  1. sabretooth

    sabretooth Member

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    Does anyone know of a website dedicated to Nikon camera collectors? I want to sell/trade some Nikon stuff. I have tried Ebay & Nikonians. Thanks.
     
  2. BDodd

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    You might try this source. Often used to determine the value of cameras and gear. Jump on URL above.....breakemall

    ps: BTW, I'm a previous Nikon NUT!
     
  3. X Trap 2

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    Marked as I too may need this information.I have a little also.Ray
     
  4. momma91304

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    If you are interested, I have a Nikon N65 body and a Promaster 80-200 lens I would love to sell. Please make me an offer! Both items are in good condition.
    David's mom
     
  5. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    You mean antiques like these, the one on the left is a F2A with MD1 motordrive. The one on the right is a Ft,the lens below is a Nikon 7.5mm fisheye with range finder. This lens will only work with a Nikon with a mirror lockup, thats why it comes with a finder, and it has 5 built in filters.
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  6. timberfaller

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    Hey I have a nice FG Nikon setup I'll trade for a Ruger MkII pistol!

    If you know how to take pictures with a SLR, digital does NOT come close to the same quality!

    "Simple and easy"(digital) has never produced a good product! but it suffices the masses!
     
  7. oz

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    I wonder why all the pros use digital now?
     
  8. FIB

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    The F2A in the picture brings back memories of Jr. High for me. In the mid 1970's that was THE camera to own. I could never afford one but lusted for one like I did Farrah Fawcett! After graduation I bought a F2A, F3HP, FM2N and a FE2. I still have the F3HP and FM2N although I haven't used them in years.
     
  9. momma91304

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    Not quite that old--purchased in 2002 for a trip to East Africa. Used again this past February to South Africa and many trips in between!
    David's mom
     
  10. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Did somebody mention FM2N? if I remember right, the lens on it cost about the same as the camera and motordrive. 35mm F1.4
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  11. shot410ga

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    Film cameras are yesterdays Model "T." What a shame.
     
  12. timberfaller

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    Technology has its place, but there are times when it "ruins" more then it improves!!

    Digital's is to "fast food" as SLR's are to "fine dining"

    The Best things in life take "time".
     
  13. Catpower

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    I used to shoot a lot of pics with Nikons and Pentaxes, I had box fulls that I took while we were bombing N Viet Nam, wasn't supposed to take them but I was a young dumb kid, but my ex took them when she moved out, the bitch, there were some great pictures we could get the B&W film from the hobby shop and develop them for almost nothing

    The Nikon FM2 that my current wife bought me was my fav

    Then i spent about $1800 for a Nikon digital, the pictures are descent but not near as good as the FM2 and it came with a damn 200 page instruction manual, all in English, that if you are going to use the camera you had better not lose the manual.

    You would have to shoot the camera daily to remember all the $hit in the book
     
  14. FIB

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    I had a FM2 and FE2 at the same time for a while and one cool thing about both of those models is that they shared the same motor drive.
     
  15. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Yes both the fe and fm shared MD's the M stood for manual and the E was for electronic. If you had no power on the fe you only had a 1/200 shudder speed,that's why the mechanical shudder speed were favored over the electronic.
     
  16. sabretooth

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    I still own a Nikon F (with meter finder), F2 with DP12 servo finder, Nikon FA with MD 16 motordrive & assotment of lenses. My only prized possessions are a 58 mm Noct Nikkor & a 50-300mm /4.5 ED glass behemoth. Used to have a complete F3 setup but sold it. Have not used the film camers much. People want to see their pictures right away.... ( we have become a right away nation ). Had to swallow my pride & get a D700 body.
     
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    The Nikon F I bought in 1963 still works fine. I prefer it to the digitals although I use them more often.
     
  18. sabretooth

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    I am still salivating over the fisheye on Toolmaker's post!!!!
    BTW, with Kodak gone, who's left to make to film... ? Fuji.
     
  19. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Sabertooth, I also have the DP12 finder that I once used with the DS12 servo motor and ML1 infrared wireless remote that was good for 200 feet. I used this setup for wildlife photography. I have a lot of lens but my favorite is a 105 F 2.5 that was originally a non AI that was sent out to be converted.
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  20. Don Rackley

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    I had a mint F3/T silver camera I sold about 5 years ago, right when digital SLRs were just taking off. It was the BEST camera I have ever owned or shot.

    The buyer was generous and pleased.
     
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