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Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by j-dogg, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. j-dogg

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    Buying a mint Canon F1 with 3 lenses for 150 bones.

    As well my friend's 85mm f1.2L FD. (he'll probably loan it to me for a six-pack for a day lol)

    And go.
     
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    You know that's mint? If it's really mint (or even excellent), this is a camera kit that you should buy.
     
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    If you don't buy it, you'll soon be on that other APUG thread that discusses cameras that got away.
     
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    Don't Do It J-Dogg !!!
     
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    I think it really depends on what the lenses are. lol
     
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    Tell ya what, you buy it and send it to me, and I'll tell you if it was a good deal or not.
     
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    Go buy it, you won't regret it. Excellent camera and lenses.

    Jeff
     
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    Lol we got some comedians on here. :laugh:

    Silicon Dioxide is an 80-200 f4 Sears something, Canon FD 28mm 2.8 and Sun Optical 80-240 f4.

    I dont care about the glass it's the fact that body alone goes for more than that on fleabay. It's located about an hour and a half away but for that price I'll make the drive (and probably bring a roll of film too hehe) Add a motor drive and I'll probably sell my Nikon film system and get an FD adapter for my Rebel.

    Pawn shops up here carry a lot of FD glass, there is a Canon FD 135mm 2.8 at one of the shops in flawless condition.
     
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    Sounds like you've got your mind made up. Dooo it.
     
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    J-Dogg!
    J-Dogg!
    J-Dogg!
     
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    Do eeeet. But, don't sell the other gear. Otherwise, you may get seller's remorse a couple months down the road and decide to buy identical gear (or, possibly your old gear) to replace it. GAS is a biotch.

    -J
     
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    You want it? Buy it! Why live with the pain of what you should have done? Relieve the GAS now before you explode!

    Do it NOW!!

    My work is done. :whistling:
     
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    Seems like you've a problem.

    Only way the problem is going to go, is to have that camera.

    Conclusion: BUY!!!
     
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    If it is anything like mine (which I love to death when it comes to using them), you will spend far more getting it working just right than you will on the camera itself. Supposedly they are a bitch to repair, and very few people know how to do it properly. They are great cameras to use when they are working, but I must say that I have never had a single problem with any of my Nikons, which are all older than my F-1s, and have likely never been serviced in over 40 years; On the contrary, I have serviced each of my F-1s at least twice out of necessity, and now one of them needs it again.
     
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    aren't F1's fairly expensive these days
    I looked at a few briefly but they seemed overpriced?
     
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    You've got this place all wrong...

    We are here to talk you INTO buying stuff -- pirate's code
     
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    Doo eet. Dooo eeet. Doooooo eeeeeet!

    AAA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!:devil:
     
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    What's the worst that can happen?
     
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    Some long time ago after they were no longer in production I bought a "Mint" F1 from someone who thought he'd be a "pro". He bought 2 of them new with one as his "backup". I bought the back up still in the box with a couple of Canon FD lenses. I paid a lot more than the price today. I have never regretted it for a second. As far as getting it serviced any good repair shop can make 'em as good as new. Also, there is a modification that will allow the use of the newer batteries. So buy it! You won't regret it. If you need the name of my repair man IM me.
    JOHN
     
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    it's on. I'm gonna get it.

    The problem is it's two hours away and we have conflicting schedules for work so I'll figure something out.

    there is a pawn shop with a 135 2.8 for FD mount I think I'll snatch that up today too.