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    Is this trade worthwhile

    I have and am considering trading:

    Nikon series e 70-210mm
    Nikon fg that needs the focusing screen replaced

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    Working gossen scout 2
    Soligor 85-205 f/3.8
    Vivitar 90-230 f/4.5
    Vivitar 75-205 f/3.8
    Working praktica tl



    Who is getting the upper hand?

    I want these lenses mainly to use on my 60d(which I am getting in a month to make films)

    Thanks,
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    Yeah I know what you mean. The only lens I really want is the 75 to 205

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    I am in no way going to digital photography. Haha. It's to make 1080p quality videos with. I already have an f4 so an fg doesn't hold much use. I just got a takumar 50mm 1.4 a mamiya sekor 35mm 2.8 and a takumar 135mm 3.5 and a spotmatic for 60 bucks. I just likeed what I saw when I watched some clips filmed with the 75 to 205 so I became interested. I took your advice and told the guy never mind though. I'm probky gonna save a few hundred bucks and get a nice m42 mount zoom. With a fotodiox adapter, you get some incredible image quality out of a lot of m42 stuff on canon dslrs. Before you hate on digi though, keep in mind it is to make 1080p short films and action clips with .

    Edit: my fg isn't even functional haha, I'm nit worried about being stuck with nothing if the 60d I am getting has problems. I have several film cameras. And eh I never use autofocus it makes no sense to seek autofocus rather than manual focus for me.
    Last edited by BryceEsquerre; 10-12-2011 at 12:15 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Forgot to say this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceEsquerre View Post
    I have and am considering trading:

    Nikon series e 70-210mm
    Nikon fg that needs the focusing screen replaced

    For a

    Working gossen scout 2
    Soligor 85-205 f/3.8
    Vivitar 90-230 f/4.5
    Vivitar 75-205 f/3.8
    Working praktica tl



    Who is getting the upper hand?

    I want these lenses mainly to use on my 60d(which I am getting in a month to make films)

    Thanks,
    Bryce
    A working FG is a sweet camera but their focus screens are not user swappable. The 70-210 is a slouch compared to the 75-150 E series zoom. Given your interests and what you'd get, I'd say go for it.

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    I will definitely look into the apug group and lomo lenses. Do you have any insight on whether or not I got a good deal for the lenses + spotmatic? You are always so friendly and knowledgeable, like many members of this site. I appreciate you trying to help me out! What would you recommend for 400ish ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    A working FG is a sweet camera but their focus screens are not user swappable. The 70-210 is a slouch compared to the 75-150 E series zoom. Given your interests and what you'd get, I'd say go for it.
    I already told the guy no thanks, are you sure about the focusing screen? I'm pretty sure you can.

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    Nikkor AI 80-200 f/4.5 lenses are excellent and very cheap (the f/4.0 model is also excellent, but slightly less cheap).

    No need to to get a Vivitar in this case, even *if* it were one of the better ones.

    Also, there aren't many good M42 mount zooms around (M42 primes is another situation entirely).
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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    I'm not very interested in nikon glass. I have what i need for my f4 already and i never use the fg. i only have interest in it as a backup. What would be a good canon zoom (manual focus) for 400ish tops then?

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