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BodineBodine Posts: 3,022 Captain
So, these have been in my closet for 30 years or so, they were my grandfathers and I have no use for them.
Do they have any value, or are they trash?
I have no camera body to go with them.
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F the feds

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  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    those appear to be old FD and FL lenses which canon used on their 35mm cameras until they went to the EOS film system, then on to their dslr eos cameras.
    unless you want to pick up a canon A1, F1n or one of the AE series film bodies they aren't much use.
    i'd see what you could get for them from KEH...
    wouldn't be worth a lot but you'd get something for them.

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  • BodineBodine Posts: 3,022 Captain
    Thanks, what is KEH?
    F the feds
  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 AG
    Search ebay Completed Auctions & match them up.

    Definitely look like old Canon lenses. Only some of their later film camera lenses were adaptable to Canon digital cameras.

    Very few photographers still mess around film. As a consequence there is a lot more obsolete equipment still around than there are enthusiasts for it. Often see such common lenses for $5 or $10. Sometimes rare lenses will draw respectable bids.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,193 AG
    Gee, glad Nikon didn't do that to their lenses. :grin
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  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,415 AG
    Flash wrote: »
    Gee, glad Nikon didn't do that to their lenses. :grin

    Yep. I still use two Nikon lenses that are over 30 years old. Nikon's philosophy has been lens continuity above all else.

    Of course there was the pre-AI lens thing but that was a relative non event when compared to Canon's fiasco. It took Canon a long time to recover from their fiasco.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Yep. I still use two Nikon lenses that are over 30 years old. Nikon's philosophy has been lens continuity above all else.

    Of course there was the pre-AI lens thing but that was a relative non event when compared to Canon's fiasco. It took Canon a long time to recover from their fiasco.

    yes it did and it's not over yet...
    i had to almost give away my fn and fd glass to keh....
    one of the stupidest marketing decsions ever made...

    the next bit of idiocy was changing the xxd series cameras from magnesium bodies to plastic...
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  • sparse greysparse grey Posts: 1,751 Captain
    So sorry that I "gave" away many Nikon lenses-from the early 70's
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  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    Sometimes old lenses are very good for manual focus video.

    Much nicer feel of the focus ring.

    I've been told those wont work on Cannons though...
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  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Cane Pole wrote: »
    Sometimes old lenses are very good for manual focus video.

    Much nicer feel of the focus ring.

    I've been told those wont work on Cannons though...

    no they will not...
    the fn and fd lenses are history but outstanding quality glass...no plastic anywhere...
    any canon eos film lenses will work with their dslr's....

    see my comments above....

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  • JI SnookJI Snook Posts: 676 Officer
    If you want an A1 body, I have (2) for sale in excellent condition.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    JI Snook wrote: »
    If you want an A1 body, I have (2) for sale in excellent condition.

    i traded my a-1's and my f1n's for some gear from KEH many moons ago...
    they all had high speed motors and i had a couple of bulk backs...

    they were great 35mm cameras and i dare say much better cameras than the equivelent nikons....


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  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 AG
    How about 70-80's vintage Nikon SLRs? Inherited a collection, many lenses, motor drives, etc. Looked up list price for 500mm!
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,193 AG
    How about 70-80's vintage Nikon SLRs? Inherited a collection, many lenses, motor drives, etc. Looked up list price for 500mm!

    Got any 2.8"s ??
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  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 AG
    Sorry, handled a lot of vintage Nikon stuff, ran darkroom for newpaper years ago, but am not familiar with any 2.8"s ??

    What are you talking about?
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Sorry, handled a lot of vintage Nikon stuff, ran darkroom for newpaper years ago, but am not familiar with any 2.8"s ??

    What are you talking about?

    f 2.8 glass............
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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,193 AG
    f 2.8 glass............

    Correct. Worked newspapers for 35 years myself.
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