Rich is relative. Would you really be rich if you just sold one of your key sources of enjoyment? Monetarily, maybe. You know the rest.
If I sold everything then I would have nothing. Money is not important but the gear I have brings me joy.
Hi Curt. Talk to JIm Andracki at firstname.lastname@example.org who is at midwest photo in Columbus OH. He deals in stuff photographic.
I currently have on offer through him my pristine mahogany Ebony 11x14 with four holders at absurd prices. Who knows your dream may be realised. Gordon
I've contemplated this many times, and even added up what I'd spent on fleabay. Probably about $15k IIRC, might push $20k if I included the freezer full of film. There's a few expensive bits, like my 7D would go for nearly a grand still, and the 70-300L for $1500. But all the rest I've bought 2nd hand, at bargain prices, often in lots where parting it out would bring in more than I paid. No other single item I've paid more than $500. (except the 8x10", that was maybe $550 shipped)
But I'm too lazy for all that, I'm just gonna leave it in the cupboard and shoot everything occasionally...
My Rollei 6008 Pro, two lenses for it, one PQS, and one 150mm f/4 PQ, Rollei Polaroid back 6X6, Rollei Polaroid back, and accessories for it, battery, charger full kit, sold. Sold the Nikon D800, Nikkor 85mm 1.4D, 28mm 2.8 AIS, Nikon 50mm 1.8D, and stuff, etc.. I can't recall the rest, but it was sold to pay bills after my daughter's fight and win, of that pesky son of a b1tch cancer, ovarian, and malignant, however the doctor one of the finest, was able to remove it all is one fell swoop, thank you God for sending us Rebecca, and her crew! the chemo helped too of course! So in the end it was well worth selling it of course! The funny thing is, I sold my old truck to buy them! The great thing is I was able to liquidate a few things, except my FNP-40, since they didn't wanna give me enough for it, so, i was able to buy a mamiya rb67 pro and stuff, plus eventually my current awesome Pentacon Six TL! I loved all my systems, from my zeiss 35mm 1.4 and zeiss 28mm 2.8 and canon 5d mk2, and the canon 5d plus canon 85mm 1.2 mk2 was awesome and the multiple nikons too
Here, not much.
Going on KEH's prices:
Nikon F4 in BGN cond and with MF-23 back, $200
Nikon F3P body in BGN cond, no MF-6B back nor MD-4, probably $215
(2) Nikon F2AS body in BGN cond, black, $248 x2
Nikon F black "Apollo" in BGN cond, $347 or so
24mm f/2.8 Nikkor AI EX, $209ish
35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom-Nikkor AIS, EX, $72
50mm f/2 Nikkor-H NPK BGN AI'd, $49
50mm f/1.4 Nikkor AI, EX, $149
85mm f/1.8 Nikkor K-type AI'd in EX cond, $418
105mm f/4 Micro-Nikkor AIS in EX cond, $228
180mm f/2.8 Nikkor AIS ED in UG cond, $175
300mm f/4.5 Nikkor AI ED in BGN cond, $good question - maybe 300 or so?
Nikon SB-28 in EX cond, $84
Gitzo G1224 with Arca-Swiss B-1 ballhead, $300
$3242.00, if I don't include the digi stuff. If that's thrown in, ~$3500 or so. Enough for a decent car or a restoration of my current 30 year old Volvo 240 wagon. I'd probably just spend the money on buying everything back, though.
(yes, looks like I reposted my old message. I did, but with updated values.)
For me: beside M3 and M6 Leicas and couple of Leitz lenses I have no expensive stuff, I spend more on film and papers then on cameras and lenses. Specially FB papers are expensive, but all is a part of the game :).
btw - this thread was started by 2F/2F - I don't see him lately here?
a case of semi-decent wine... say, unionized teacher wine, not neurosurgeon wine :confused:
As many have already said, there is too much enjoyment and sentimental value in our equipment. I actually use everything I have and won't sell anything.
I have no accurate idea of what my cameras are worth. For each camera below, I've got two or more good lenses for it. For example, an AF Nikkor 135/2 DC., a Mamiya 140/4.5 C, or a 90/2.8 Elmarit M, in addition to the normal lenses.
The real problem for me is that I have truly no-one to pass these on to when I'm gone. If I'm still around 10 years from now, I'll be quite surprised. So, be nice to me and you may get something :-)
Well, I do have this penchant for lenses made in the 1840s and 1850s..........
Kent in SD