Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-27-2015, 06:13 AM   #1
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,518
What to do with a bag of NIKONS?

Like many folks I have old 35mm cameras.

A bag of F2 Nikons , with their superb lenses.

Now ready for conversion to lamps?
__________________
Advertisement

FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 06:43 AM   #2
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,813
Feel your pain. I have a bag of Nikonoses (undewater version on a Nikon). One of the lenses cost $1,200 thirty years ago.

Ted
__________________

__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 07:31 AM   #3
Guru
 
Steve's Avatar
 
City: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Gumbo
Vessel Model: 2003 Monk 36
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,605
I was in the gift shop of a tourist destintion in Fl. a few years ago. A guy came in asking if they had 35 mm film. I told him half the people in there probably wouldn't even know what that is.
__________________
Steve W.
http://mvgumbo.blogspot.com/
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 07:40 AM   #4
Curmudgeon
 
BaltimoreLurker's Avatar
 
City: Stoney Creek, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moon Dance
Vessel Model: 1974 34' Marine Trader Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,629
e-bay.

Somebody, somewhere wants those lenses.
BaltimoreLurker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 07:42 AM   #5
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
Put them on eBay, someone will buy them.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 08:40 AM   #6
Dauntless Award
 
Wxx3's Avatar
 
City: New York, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dauntless
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 42 - 148
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,312
And they will fetch a decent price
__________________
M/Y Dauntless, New York
a Kadey Krogen 42 Currently https://share.delorme.com/dauntless
Blog: https://dauntlessatsea.com
Find us: https://share.delorme.com/dauntless
Wxx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 02:16 PM   #7
Veteran Member
 
Rsysol's Avatar
 
City: Cruising the West Coast
Vessel Name: Antipodes
Vessel Model: Yachtsmiths
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 61
Agreed, old Nikon lenses will work on current cameras albeit without autofocus. What are the lenses? I'll take them off your hands if you want to dump them! :-)
Rsysol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 06:33 PM   #8
Guru
 
twistedtree's Avatar
 
City: Gloucester, MA
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,187
I keep mine as art work. They really are superb lumps of metal and glass.
__________________
www.MVTanglewood.com
twistedtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 07:39 PM   #9
Guru
 
Crusty Chief's Avatar
 
City: Las Vegas/Portland
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Pairadice
Vessel Model: Selene 47
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 911
I sold all my 35 MM cameras and gear on EBay a few years back and learned if you sell the stuff separately, you'll get a better price. Sell the whole bag of stuff on one listing and you'll be heartbroken.
Crusty Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 09:15 PM   #10
Member
 
City: Stroudsburg, PA
Country: USA
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 22
Put the bag of Nikons at the end of a chain and call it a new anchor?
__________________
Bill Watson

writerly1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 07:35 AM   #11
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,518
Interesting,about old stuff

looking on E bay my old Fisher tube type 500 and 800 tuner amps are $700 -$900

I guess folks are getting tired of the artificial sound of transistor amps?
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #12
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
Tubes rule, too bad the tube testing stations are no longer at the corner grocery store. TV goes sideways, pull suspect tubes from back panel, take the wife grocery shopping test your tubes and pick replacement up from shelf. Pay for groceries and tube go home. Before wife has groceries put away husband fixed the TV.

My 5 year old 47" flat screen TV is going sideways. Can't find a panel on back or a repairman in my county... Suppose it's time to replace it. Progress???
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2015, 12:45 AM   #13
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar


 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,501
Canon cameras make better anchors than Nikon.
I'm actually thinking of trying to find some Tri-X and D-76. I miss real film.
I've still got the darkroom equipment.
__________________
Parks Masterson
www.hopkins-carter.com
HopCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2015, 08:45 AM   #14
Guru
 
Bacchus's Avatar
 
City: Seneca Lake NY
Country: US
Vessel Name: Bacchus
Vessel Model: MS 34 HT Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,407
Agree w/ ebay...

I unloaded a bunch of Canon SLR's & acc'ys and bought some useful boating stuff!

I find that when you sell unused junk it makes it much more palatable spending the resulting boating $
__________________

__________________
Don
MS 34 HT Trawler
"Bacchus"
Bacchus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012