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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


A little less than 1 day for an Exacta 500 in 1973. I wanted the Praktica LTL, didn't have the money for it, even though I saved all summer doing odd jobs. So I sold my stamp collection and exchanged it the next day .

Never looked back .

Kind regards, Wim

P.S.: became a geek regardless



Dec 06, 2011 at 09:52 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


wimg wrote:
...1973. I wanted the Praktica LTL, didn't have the money for it... So I sold my stamp collection...


That's funny; in 1973 I traded a telescope my parents gave me for Christmas the year before (which I only used a few times when I first got it) for photo gear.

I guess we knew where our priorities lay.



Dec 06, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


Shortest was the day I got my D80, and promptly had it stolen later in the afternoon. Total ownership time? About 4 hours. I was devastated.


Dec 06, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


Nikon D100 purchased on a saturday afternoon, returned to store on the monday morning. Too much noise at lowest ISO (200)


Dec 06, 2011 at 11:41 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


stebesplace wrote:
Shortest was the day I got my D80, and promptly had it stolen later in the afternoon. Total ownership time? About 4 hours. I was devastated.


Oh that just sucks. I guess you at least hadn't formed an attachment to the camera yet.



Dec 07, 2011 at 12:32 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


50D 7 days, 7D 10 days. In a span of 17 days.


Dec 07, 2011 at 12:44 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


Owned or used? I had a brand new N90s with control back that met its end after 4 days of use when the tripod fell over with a 300/2.8 attached.

EBH



Dec 07, 2011 at 12:55 AM
 

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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


Bought and returned. I didn't care for the IQ.


Dec 07, 2011 at 01:01 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


Robert; really sux about your 1D3.
Nikon FM, FM2 came out a couple of wekks later. Much more difficult to sell back then.
Digital; 1D2N; had it for about 3 weeks and sold it for what I paid for it.



Dec 07, 2011 at 01:02 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


EB-1 wrote:
...I had a brand new N90s with control back that met its end after 4 days of use when the tripod fell over with a 300/2.8 attached.


I feel your pain! One of my 20Ds currently has no hot shoe, the AF on my 17-55 is iffy, and I had to replace the foot on my 580EX after a similar tragedy last year. (The 20D is now the back-up to my backup.)



Dec 07, 2011 at 01:05 AM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


About 2 days. A Nikon F6, simply to be able to say that I had owned the finest 35mm film camera ever made (IMO). I had already committed to digital, and I quickly turned it around to someone who is hopefully still using it. Silly or stupid, yes, but no harm done.


Dec 07, 2011 at 02:19 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


I wanted cash, and a friend wanted my manual lenses, so I traded him the lenses for a 20D and sold it here 8 hours later...shipped it out the next day, so I had it for around 20 hours total.


Dec 07, 2011 at 06:53 PM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


I bought a 30D for a shoot/2nd body need. Sold it a week later.
I have bought/sold 3 1DMkII for the same reason.
Kept one for 6 months. Others sold in <2mo.
I might add, all of them were in ex condition w/very low shutter counts.
Would like to have kept them but I only have a "pool" of camera money.
Has to be apportioned carefully.

Dan



Dec 07, 2011 at 08:51 PM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Shortest time you've owned a camera


Used 1D3 - owned for less than 24 hours before selling for what I paid for it to buy a 1D4. Liked the 1D3 so much, I almost immediately upgraded.


Dec 07, 2011 at 08:55 PM
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