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.
Always under construction. Currently:
Nikon: F5, F4, F2AS x2, F, FM2n, Nikomat FT2, FTn*, D200 (yes, off-topic) - cameras marked with a * are chrome - the rest are black
Lenses (Nikkor unless otherwise marked): 24/2.8 AF, 28/3.5 H, 35/2 O & AIS, 50/1.8 AF x2, 50/1.8 AIS, 50/1.4 S, 50/1.4 AI, 85/1.8 K, 135/3.5 Q, 200/4 Q, Samyang 18-28/4-4.5
- My flickr stream
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.
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
Seems like you've a problem.
Only way the problem is going to go, is to have that camera.
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.
"Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."
- Rob Tyner (1944 - 1991)
aren't F1's fairly expensive these days
I looked at a few briefly but they seemed overpriced?
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Doo eet. Dooo eeet. Doooooo eeeeeet!
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
What's the worst that can happen?
"Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
"Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"
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.
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.