Talk me out of....

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by j-dogg, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. j-dogg

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    .....trading / selling my Nikon pre-AI system for a Canon FD system, a la F-1n

    ...and go.

    By the way the last time this happened with a Yashicalux rangefinder I ended up buying it.

    Already have a 50mm 1.4 S.S.C.
     
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    The last time you did this you had to rebuild your Nikon kit. And I believe you have still been trying to do so correct. What is so special about the Canon gear? Does it cover a need that the Nikon doesn't?




    Dibs on 20/3,5 UD if you sell.
     
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    I didn't realize how cheap FD glass was, and it uses the same optics my EF system uses, but I like the manual focus. Good FD glass is everywhere here for next to nothing.
     
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    Minolta glass is the same way price wise but quality is still high. Don't you already have a plenty of Nikon glass to cover your needs? If not, I would keep what you have and build on that instead of starting over with a new system. You didn't see me selling all my Minolta gear when I got the Nikon bug did ya? Right now I have four systems in 35mm besides the FFRF's, Olympus, Minolta, Konica and Nikon. I tend to go through phases and will run one system for a while and then move to the others back and forth. Could you not build both without sacrificing either?
     
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    j-dogg, you came to the wrong place to be talked out of it.

    Buy it so that you can sleep tonight.
     
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    Lens compatibility stinks with the Canon FD system. Buy AI and AI-S glass, and it will work fine on pre-AI bodies, AI bodies, and even the latest Nikons, digital as well as film. If it is one or the other, it's an easy choice IMO. However, I have both. :D
     
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    F it I'll buy another FD system and keep it with my Nikon system. damn GAS
     
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    Deep down you knew that was your only real choice didn't you?
     
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    pretty much.

    looking at /a1's and F-1's. liking that T90 too
     
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    Best thing to do is keep the Nikon gear and buy the Canon gear. That way you have more gear and that's a good thing.

    Roger
     
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    That's what I did. I own both systems. When I'm in a Nikon mood, I grab my Nikon F. When I'm in a Canon mood, I grab my old F-1. Either way, I'm always happy.

    Jim B.
     
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    Back in the 80's I had an AE-1 but sold it and went to Minolta. Never did click with the Canon and I don't know why, it was a nice camera.
     
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    I really like the Canon FD/FL and bodies from that era but I have so far resisted the urge to check some if only because I have soooo much gear now I cant shooot it all.

    I really like the A1 and I think the exotic L glass may be better then similar Nikon offerings although I have no solid user comparison in my own right.

    I made the mistake :cool: of cheecking into older german 35mm rangefinders so I should be busy for awhile.

    Good luck whatever you decide (is it really a decision for us anymore? :tongue: )
    Kinda like old guitars in my case. There is barely a rational decision process anymore.
     
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    Bruce, I had to decide cameras or guitars, cameras won and so I sold most of my guitars to financ cameras. The only regret I have is selling my Taylor's.
     
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    You shouldn't because FD glass is so cheap and...nevermind. If you're planning on keeping it for a while I may go with Minolta instead, Canon prices are slightly higher for no apparent reason that I can think of other than brand. When I sold a lot of my surplus gear, the first thing to go was all of the Canon stuff.
     
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    I have all my daughters Canon gear sitting here for sale, I kinda like the stuff. I'm not a fan of do-it-all-for-me cameras, but I like the T-70, especially like the glass, bulky as it is compared to my Olympus gear. I'm glad I tried it out.
     
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    I'm glad I don't have to make that choice!


    Steve.
     
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    Cameras take up less space and don't require so much attention. I had two humidity controlled cabinets for all my acoustics plus replacing stings every couple months got to be tedious and expensive. Electrics need amps and they take up a lot of space as well and I got to the point I wasn't playing them that often because of pain in my wrists and hands. I still have an Alvarez and an Olympia classical. My guns on the other hand is a different story.
     
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    We don't need those here!


    Steve.
     
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    I guess it's too late now. I could have had you speak with my ex-wife: she could talk anyone out of anything ...
     
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    We may not need em here but when that punk tried to hold up the convienience store at 2am as I was getting a cup of coffee, my Nikon F wouldn't have convinced him otherwise as well as my .40 did.
     
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    Man, I had a Taylor Grand Autitorium and it was a sad day when that left due to tight finances.

    All I have left now is a Squire Strat :blink:
     
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    I have one too. Nothing wrong with that (apart from it having a solid body and no 'Gretsch' logo on the headstock!!).


    Steve
     
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    The Squier Classic Vibes are actually very good guitars for the money. Trying to talk myself out of the pine Tele...
     
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    Some of us have other hobbies as well as photography.

    Best regards,

    /Clay