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07-06-2015, 04:24 AM   #3091
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
I would recommend to keep at least the F-1, as it is IMO one of the best professional cameras ever made in terms of quality.
I am not familiar with these early Canons. If it is as good as the F2, that is very good, because the F2 appears to have been built to a standard, not a price.

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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
I am not familiar with these early Canons. If it is as good as the F2, that is very good, because the F2 appears to have been built to a standard, not a price.
IMO in terms of mechanical feel it's better than the F2, also the viewfinder is brighter and the ball plus needle lightmeter easier to see (sometimes I have problem seeing the lightmeter inside the DP-11 and DP-12 finders), on the other side the F2 is more peculiar looking, it offers shutter speed and aperture reading inside the finder and has more accessories.

Both camera were built to a standard where money was not a concern, the F-1 feels slightly better made.

This is my "exploded" 1977 F-1n:


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07-06-2015, 08:44 AM   #3093
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Stupid question but how come the thrift store charges such low prices for cameras? Don't they have Google? And who donates the stuff? Here in Norway people tend to try to sell such items online and they set fantasy prices on the items. Often refering to similar fantasy prices on ebay.
I know what you mean. Flea market browsing yesterday, I only came across a busted Praktica and a rusted Spotmatic. Each was priced higher than what Jean paid for that entire lot. (And hence remained unpurchased.)

Which is to say: Jean, you have my undying jealousy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
IMO in terms of mechanical feel it's better than the F2, also the viewfinder is brighter and the ball plus needle lightmeter easier to see (sometimes I have problem seeing the lightmeter inside the DP-11 and DP-12 finders), on the other side the F2 is more peculiar looking, it offers shutter speed and aperture reading inside the finder and has more accessories.

Both camera were built to a standard where money was not a concern, the F-1 feels slightly better made.

Unlike the Canon F-1, the Nikon F2 has no metering when using the plain prism. The XK has a meterless prism but it is still not streamlined.





The Canon F-1 is large compared to the New F-1.




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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Unlike the Canon F-1, the Nikon F2 has no metering when using the plain prism. The XK has a meterless prism but it is still not streamlined.





The Canon F-1 is large compared to the New F-1.

IMO the monster lens (FD55mm f1.2) makes the difference:

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My most recent acquisition.

1954-55 Rolleiflex 2.8C w/ Zeiss Planar 80/2.8

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1954-55 Rolleiflex 2.8C w/ Zeiss Planar 80/2.8
What a beauty. Where did this one come from?
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What a beauty. Where did this one come from?
This was an Ebay purchase. $350, which is pretty low for a 2.8

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I'm a very happy man today. All for $50.00



This image came from the Craigslist ad. https://pensacola.craigslist.org/pho/5088101665.html

The paper and timer alone are worth it by a mile IMO. A Nikkor 50mm 2.8 on the enlarger as well. The seller had it listed for $99 then $79, by time I got there it was $49.
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QuoteOriginally posted by _Ben Quote
I'm a very happy man today. All for $50.00



This image came from the Craigslist ad. https://pensacola.craigslist.org/pho/5088101665.html

The paper and timer alone are worth it by a mile IMO. A Nikkor 50mm 2.8 on the enlarger as well. The seller had it listed for $99 then $79, by time I got there it was $49.
Nice haul!

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So, I just picked up this pack of gear for $45. Everything seems to have been very well kept and working, though obviously enjoyed. Even has some unused 35mm film in the bag. Not sure how old the film is, but I'll probably run it through this or my K1000 at some point.


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I'm a very happy man today. All for $50.00

This image came from the Craigslist ad. https://pensacola.craigslist.org/pho/5088101665.html

The paper and timer alone are worth it by a mile IMO. A Nikkor 50mm 2.8 on the enlarger as well. The seller had it listed for $99 then $79, by time I got there it was $49.
That's excellent. Nice score, J
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
I haven't kept up with used prices in 135 format and have had that 50/1.2 lens a long time. How expensive is it these days?
I will let you sell it to me for $50. J/K

I bet you can sell it for a premium these days if it's like the one up for sale right now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
This was an Ebay purchase. $350, which is pretty low for a 2.8
If that Rolleiflex is as good as it looks then that price is very low indeed! I know as I have been looking too . . .
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
If that Rolleiflex is as good as it looks then that price is very low indeed! I know as I have been looking too . . .
So far, it's working very well. It's missing a small screw from one of the strap brackets, and the slow speeds are off, but the lenses are fairly clean, and the film transport works well.
I've been keeping an eye on Rolleiflex 2.8s for awhile, and they're usually out of my budget. I got lucky with this one.
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