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    Nikon 1.4 lens.. What a fair price.

    Hey guys,

    i stopped by a yard sale yesterday Saturday. And saw that there was a vintage Nikkor 1.4 lens on the table. He wanted 50.00. Was that a good deal. I was thinking of useing it on my FE.

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    This is like saying "I stopped by the car dealership and they had a used 4 cylinder for $2000...good deal?"

    Assuming that the lens is the 50/1.4 and in good condition, $50 is a good deal.

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    In decent shape, it could be. With fungus, oily blades, scratches and a tight focusing ring, perhaps not. I got mine, an old AI, which is beaten to heck on the outside but perfectly working in all ways and no scratches or fungus, for $10. But that was VERY lucky.
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    What's a " good deal" depends if you're buying or selling, but to me at $50 if the lens is in useable condition the seller is robbing himself.
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    Do you mean by vintage pre-ai? If it is pre-ai, it will slow you down if you shoot your FE on A. If it was actually Ai or AIs then I would say that's a fair price for a clean example.

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    Hey guys, it had silver rings on it. So I'm thinking 60's?

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    See here:

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...kor/index2.htm

    If it has no issues it's a fair price. Compromised, eh, maybe an ok price.
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