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    Talk me out of....

    .....trading / selling my Nikon pre-AI system for a Canon FD system, a la F-1n

    ...and go.

    By the way the last time this happened with a Yashicalux rangefinder I ended up buying it.

    Already have a 50mm 1.4 S.S.C.
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    The last time you did this you had to rebuild your Nikon kit. And I believe you have still been trying to do so correct. What is so special about the Canon gear? Does it cover a need that the Nikon doesn't?




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    I didn't realize how cheap FD glass was, and it uses the same optics my EF system uses, but I like the manual focus. Good FD glass is everywhere here for next to nothing.
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    Minolta glass is the same way price wise but quality is still high. Don't you already have a plenty of Nikon glass to cover your needs? If not, I would keep what you have and build on that instead of starting over with a new system. You didn't see me selling all my Minolta gear when I got the Nikon bug did ya? Right now I have four systems in 35mm besides the FFRF's, Olympus, Minolta, Konica and Nikon. I tend to go through phases and will run one system for a while and then move to the others back and forth. Could you not build both without sacrificing either?
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    Lens compatibility stinks with the Canon FD system. Buy AI and AI-S glass, and it will work fine on pre-AI bodies, AI bodies, and even the latest Nikons, digital as well as film. If it is one or the other, it's an easy choice IMO. However, I have both.
    2F/2F

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    F it I'll buy another FD system and keep it with my Nikon system. damn GAS
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    Deep down you knew that was your only real choice didn't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    Deep down you knew that was your only real choice didn't you?
    pretty much.

    looking at /a1's and F-1's. liking that T90 too
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    Best thing to do is keep the Nikon gear and buy the Canon gear. That way you have more gear and that's a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-dogg View Post
    F it I'll buy another FD system and keep it with my Nikon system. damn GAS
    That's what I did. I own both systems. When I'm in a Nikon mood, I grab my Nikon F. When I'm in a Canon mood, I grab my old F-1. Either way, I'm always happy.

    Jim B.

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