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10-17-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Sold to Regret (perhaps)

Many of us have sold, lost, destroyed, or given away some gems of lenses that we grow to regret the loss. We sell them to get money for other lenses (Me), or to make room in the bag for other lenses (Me), or simply to move an unused lens along. Then there are those generous few of us who simply give them away to either friends, family or even forum members. On the regret side, once in awhile someone drops a lens, or in some cases, it simply falls apart in their hands. Either way, a regrettable loss. So let's see some of the pics taken from lenses gone bye bye..

I just sold an M50 f1.7 to another forum member and judging from this photo, he's going to be Real happy with it.





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Great idea Jeff but it hurts so .-) Here's a pic from an irreplacable lens...


...coming from one of these,

Meyer Görlitz Telemegor 5.5/180. Smallest 180 I've seen.

I have sold both lenses .-(
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Great shot!.. Of course the biggest part of the regret is the price to re-purchase

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The only af zoom lens I actually liked . . . the F 35-70mm f3.5-4.5




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This isn't a lens so much as a camera - the Fuji ST605 that for me was reliable and something I would take out in nearly any sort of weather. I gave it to a friend of my daughter's, and they promptly had a falling out, and I think she also managed to jam the film advance. BAH. The replacement beater ST605n that I bought for $5 works, except for the film rewind button. I miss that 605...


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The only af zoom lens I actually liked . . . the F 35-70mm f3.5-4.5

As a train nut I can appreciate that shot, Blue.. At first I thought Florida East Coast but that looks like dual Narrow Gauge track. Re the lens, I agree. One of the best in that line. There is one permanently attached to my K10d. Well, semi permanent anyway.

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This isn't a lens so much as a camera - the Fuji ST605 that for me was reliable and something I would take out in nearly any sort of weather. I gave it to a friend of my daughter's, and they promptly had a falling out, and I think she also managed to jam the film advance. BAH. The replacement beater ST605n that I bought for $5 works, except for the film rewind button. I miss that 605...


Ain't that always the way? Do someone a solid for someone else and it goes sour. Cameras are fine too for this thread. It's all about missing the equipment.

The only lens I've sold that I'll probably regret someday is my Vivitar S1 105mm macro,



Camera? Would have to be the last Hassleblad I sold. Gorgeous black 500CM with an 80mm f2.8 CFT*. I'll never be able to replace it for what I sold it at and I got a good price for it. I've kept the accutmat focusing screens from that camera just on the off chance I find another.

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JeffJS, that train car is at the Nevada Train Museum in Carson City. Here's another angle, same lens.





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That explains the Narrow gauge .. I figured that 1940ish vintage tanker was part of some maintainence train.

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Sold to regret but also to kill my LBA (medium level of success). I have not seen this lens in this version ever again and probably never will. What the hell.

K100D + M42 Enna Lithagon 4/24 metal version
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Sold to regret but also to kill my LBA (medium level of success). I have not seen this lens in this version ever again and probably never will. What the hell.

K100D + M42 Enna Lithagon 4/24 metal version
Great shot!

It doesn't mean much but I've never heard of it. Regret probably comes more from the lack of replacement ability. I Could replace my Vivitar 105 S1, IF I wanted to pay the price (which I don't).

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Hi Guys, same thing for me I have 6x7ii grip mtr prism rigid finder af500ftz 35fe 45 55 75shift 105 200 300 90-180, 2x645 bodies 2xaf280t 2xpistol grips all connecting cables 35 45 55 75 120 150 200 300 plus 8 film holders & many bits & pieces got an offer for approx 6000eur. i am regreting it but what with a k7 & 6 lenses i really have to get rid of it
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