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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What's in YOUR closet?


I'll be up front to say I started with a Nikon EM but went the way of Canon from there on out. I rarely visit the Nikon forum here on FM. However, as I was going through my closet the other day, I realized I've still got some old manual focus Nikon/Nikkor lenses.

My question: What do you do with these old lenses in your closet?



Dec 02, 2012 at 04:07 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What's in YOUR closet?


Get adaptors and use them on you Canon.

Steve



Dec 02, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What's in YOUR closet?


Taking pics with them , they are often great


Dec 02, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What's in YOUR closet?


I have a bunch of 1Ds series cameras and a lot of old Canon EF L series lenses. I don't use the majority of the photo equipment often or at all. There are numerous film lens Nikkors sitting around as well.

EBH



Dec 02, 2012 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What's in YOUR closet?


EB-1 wrote:
I have a bunch of 1Ds series cameras and a lot of old Canon EF L series lenses. I don't use the majority of the photo equipment often or at all. There are numerous film lens Nikkors sitting around as well.

EBH

Thats a little sad if i may so , sell them there will be somebody who would be happy for some vintage nikkors



Dec 02, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What's in YOUR closet?


I thought about getting adapters but I'm comfortable with what I've got lens-wise for Canon.

ALSO - on a positive note, I had loaned some out to a niece to get her started in photography (which I thought was a worthwhile loan) but she has moved on to DSLR autofocus gear.

@EBH - Wonder what it is about those of us who have a lot of unused stuff in our closets......is it just easier to keep things around "just in case" you might need them some day, is it more an issue of not having time/energy to part with them, or something else?



Dec 02, 2012 at 04:28 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What's in YOUR closet?


clouseau wrote:
Thats a little sad if i may so , sell them there will be somebody who would be happy for some vintage nikkors


In my search on ebay, Amazon, FM, etc., there doesn't seem to be much market for the old manual focus lenses. Maybe I'm wrong and didn't search enough??



Dec 02, 2012 at 04:30 PM
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crteach wrote:
In my search on ebay, Amazon, FM, etc., there doesn't seem to be much market for the old manual focus lenses. Maybe I'm wrong and didn't search enough??

Speaking for myself , my 105/1,8 AIS is practically glued to my D3s at the moment .
There is a rather large thread on the forum about manual nikkors , perhaps worth a look



Dec 02, 2012 at 04:34 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · What's in YOUR closet?


Oh there's definitely a thriving market for vintage nikkors.

Try reviewing the thread here:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565

Good question to ask clouseau!

Samy

crteach wrote:
In my search on ebay, Amazon, FM, etc., there doesn't seem to be much market for the old manual focus lenses. Maybe I'm wrong and didn't search enough??




Dec 02, 2012 at 04:40 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What's in YOUR closet?


If you happen to have a 13mm F/5.6, you should PM me ASAP.


Dec 03, 2012 at 04:48 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · What's in YOUR closet?


folsomwg wrote:
If you happen to have a 13mm F/5.6, you should PM me ASAP.


! No such luck!!



Dec 03, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · What's in YOUR closet?


My rule of thumb is if I haven't touched it in two years, sell it. No sense in having money tied up.


Kent in SD



Dec 04, 2012 at 02:40 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · What's in YOUR closet?


I usually have clothes in the closet so.....

...seriously most of the time a give them away to my relatives or friends. If they are valuable I sell. If I see I can use them I keep them.



Dec 04, 2012 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · What's in YOUR closet?


Plenty of Skeletons!

I also have some threads,
and a ton of Nikkors, 3 bodies (?) a Sigma 8mm and a 1.5x Kenko.



Dec 04, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · What's in YOUR closet?


Well, if you lived in south florida, you'd list them on craigslist for an insane price claiming they are collector items and hope someone buys it


Dec 04, 2012 at 09:02 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · What's in YOUR closet?


You don't want to know...


Dec 05, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · What's in YOUR closet?


I don't keep my gear in a closet. it's generally out and ready to use. if it does go into one its not for long or its out the door.


Dec 05, 2012 at 02:05 PM





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