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10-20-2020, 01:46 PM - 1 Like   #586
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QuoteOriginally posted by steamloco76 Quote
My much loved SMC F* 300/4.5 ED IF. Is on its way via UPS to Brooklyn, NY.
Had to go because I snapped-up a DFA 150-450 here on Marketplace., an unplanned but happy purchase.
Even though I paid for an FA 31 last week I was thinking hard about your F* even though I own the 150-450 already. I know the individual who bought your 300 and it is going to a good home!

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Even though I paid for an FA 31 last week I was thinking hard about your F* even though I own the 150-450 already. I know the individual who bought your 300 and it is going to a good home!
I never do birding with my film cameras, so with a DA* 300/4 and an incoming DFA 150-450, there was just no way I could justify keeping that classic F* 300.

Now, if a couple other of my listings would also move to happy new owners.. Just spent $689 on some maintenance of my 2004 GMC Sierra 4x4.
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Now, if a couple other of my listings would also move to happy new owners.. Just spent $689 on some maintenance of my 2004 GMC Sierra 4x4.
I feel your hurt. I have a repair coming up for C$1,200 or about US$900 on my 2002 Tundra 4x4. I never use the park brake, but have recently discovered that that is how the beasts adjusts the rear drum brakes. Who woulda thunk? The whole park brake linkage, cables, brake adjusters etc. are rusted to bits.
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I'm giving this old laptop away in a few minutes to a "neighborhood" student doing remote learning. Loaded it with Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon, made sure it still works, connects to wired and wifi networks, and put it up for free on a local FB buy/sell/trade page. That way someone gets a hand, and it's not just sitting around collecting dust.

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I'm giving this old laptop away in a few minutes to a "neighborhood" student doing remote learning. Loaded it with Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon, made sure it still works, connects to wired and wifi networks, and put it up for free on a local FB buy/sell/trade page. That way someone gets a hand, and it's not just sitting around collecting dust.

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The new owner is a high school senior, and her mom said she's excited to start using it and also to take on the experience of learning the Linux that is running it. Kinda makes my day.
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Gave another five or six old cameras to Oxfam on Friday. Nothing very exciting, the most complicated was an Olympus IS-100 35mm SLR - one of their models that was basically the 35mm equivalent of a bridge camera, a SLR with built in non-interchangeable zoom. Really can't summon up the energy to try to sell something like that, since I can't test it properly without spending a fortune on film etc.. Today I received a Canon EF 90-300 I bought from their online shop a couple of weeks ago and it was very good, so hopefully someone else will find the stuff I donated useful and the circle of life, or whatever, will be complete...
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I lost over $100 on this one. My never used FA 50/1.4, ANIB has finally gone to a new home.

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QuoteOriginally posted by steamloco76 Quote
I lost over $100 on this one. My never used FA 50/1.4, ANIB has finally gone to a new home.
Interesting that you never used it. I bought the same model years ago (used but not battered) for my K-m, and I never used mine once I bought the K-70. I always had another lens with me that had some kind of edge over the FA-50:
F35-70 zoom with greater range of features
A 50/f1.7 with a very enjoyable manual focus, and likely sharper as well, especially wide open
Limited 40mm and 70mm combo - sharper and quieter autofocus
16-85 zoom matched it for sharpness
Lately the DFA 50mm macro and the 35mm macro limited.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gary H Perth Quote
Interesting that you never used it. I bought the same model years ago (used but not battered) for my K-m, and I never used mine once I bought the K-70. I always had another lens with me that had some kind of edge over the FA-50:
F35-70 zoom with greater range of features
A 50/f1.7 with a very enjoyable manual focus, and likely sharper as well, especially wide open
Limited 40mm and 70mm combo - sharper and quieter autofocus
16-85 zoom matched it for sharpness
Lately the DFA 50mm macro and the 35mm macro limited.
I found myself using one of my herd of collected/classic 50-58mm lenses or a zoom any time 50mm was called for. Plus, the few photos I took with the FA 50 lacked any soul. Iím sure the new owner will love it.
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Just about to take another camcorder and a couple of Polaroids to the nearest charity shop. Working, so far as I can tell, but I don't need them and they're probably not worth trying to sell.
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I feel your hurt. I have a repair coming up for C$1,200 or about US$900 on my 2002 Tundra 4x4. I never use the park brake, but have recently discovered that that is how the beasts adjusts the rear drum brakes. Who woulda thunk? The whole park brake linkage, cables, brake adjusters etc. are rusted to bits.

Yep. My 1984 Chevy S10- pickup did the same thing. Mine had a manual transmission and I used the emergency/parking brake every day. Even then, once a year it would seize up and need to be replaced. I knew this when I started smelling the rear brakes as they heated up. In the ancient days of my youth the emergency brake cables on some vehicles would have greases fittings in them just for this reason.

in keeping with the theme of this thread, yesterday I deaqusitioned my #2 molar and lightened my wallet by $512 US too.
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I recently got rid of 80% of my broken cameras. I had held onto them thinking some I'd like to fix some one day, but broken film cameras are everywhere and I have plenty of fully-functioning ones, it's unlikely I would have done anything with them.

Apart from that, I sold my DAL 35/2.4, which had been advertised for ages. I bought it new at a very good price but even then I made a small loss on it. Still, good to get rid of it finally.
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My FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro is on its way to Oregon.
Great lens, but with the prolific number of macro options in my lens collection, it just wasn't getting any use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steamloco76 Quote
My FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro is on its way to Oregon.
Great lens, but with the prolific number of macro options in my lens collection, it just wasn't getting any use.
I never use my D FA50/f 2.8 much either, at least not as a macro. I much prefer the 100mm to 120mm macros for macro purposes. However, I have held on to the 50/2.8 as a copy lens because of its extreme sharpness. It works real well for closeup copying, better, I think, than the 100mm range macros. I always pick the 50mm/2.8 for documentation purposes when no particular lens character except sharpness is needed.
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