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    What do do with a Zuiko 24/3.5 shift lens with Nikon Ai mount?

    A while ago I bought a Xpan with 45 and 90mm lenses. Since I don't have the funds for a 30mm I bought a Zuiko 24/3.5 shift lens that had been converted to Nikon Ai mount and a Nikon-Xpan adapter.
    The setup turned out to be quite bulky and the images where way out of focus. After some quick testing (Zuiko 24 on a Nikon body and a Nikon 24/2.0Ais on the adapter) showed that the error is with the adapter. I could of course get another adapter but I'm quite happy to use my Widelux instead of the 24mm shift lens.
    Now my problem is what to do with the Zuiko?

    Should I keep it just in case I change my mind?
    Should I sell it to retrieve my investment?
    Should I trade it for something else?

    What would You do in my position?

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    Send the Zuiko lens to me, and toss the adaptor in the trash. Anyway, thats what I would do with the adaptor.
    Rick A
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    Get a OM-1n or OM-4Ti...
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
    Rolleicord Va: Humble.
    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    Send the Zuiko lens to me, and toss the adaptor in the trash. Anyway, thats what I would do with the adaptor.

    It's about all they're good for.

    Jesper, that lens is worth quite a few dollars. Peddle it or get an OM body.

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    The adaptor sleeps with the fishes already but the lens works fine on Nikon bodies (though it is a Zuiko it is expertly converted to Nikon Ai mount).
    I have been tempted to get OM body but I have managed to resist so far (getting one would be severe GAS, I have too many systems already).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesper View Post
    The adaptor sleeps with the fishes already but the lens works fine on Nikon bodies (though it is a Zuiko it is expertly converted to Nikon Ai mount).
    I have been tempted to get OM body but I have managed to resist so far (getting one would be severe GAS, I have too many systems already).
    I have both Nikon and OM bodies. Send it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    I have both Nikon and OM bodies. Send it to me.
    I called it first, so I get first dibbs.
    Rick A
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    I called it first, so I get first dibbs.
    Well, Ok. I guess the 35PC and an OM3 is enough for me... But the 24 will fit my Nikons!

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    Sorry, but giving it away is not on the menu. I paid almost $1000 for it but I think I made a good deal. A recent auction (with original OM mount) ended at $1253.
    I'm up for a trade if anyone is interested



 

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