Severe GAS this week

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by rod_larson, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Found these at estate sales for a combined cost of $100. The Kodak Retina IIIc even works. No stripped
    cocking rack or sticky low shutter speeds. It has already had a roll of film run thru it but not developed
    yet.
    The Nikon F2 came with a Nikkor 1.4/50, a Nikkor 2.5/105, and not pictured a Soligor 35-140mm Zoom
    that needs some cleaning. The 2.5/105 looked like it had hardly been used. Gave it some new light seals
    and put in a roll of film and took the first pics this morning with the 2.5/105.
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  2. One comment on the Nikon F2. It has as many buttons to push, levers to pull, and knobs to
    turn as an Exakta VX and it's a lot heavier.
     
  3. Damn. The very Nikon and Nikkors I was after.
     
  4. Good catch.
     
  5. Good aquisition the lens alone were worth the price I think!! I think an early F has entered my wish list !
     
  6. Rod great find, that's the "score" of the month !
    With the exception of the Soligor, those are all very desirable and easy to receive a ROI.
    (Return On Investment)
     
  7. Even better, that's an F2A with the DP-11 AI finder/meter!
    But, yeah, Nikon F or F2 with Photomic finder are heavy, and top-heavy.
     
  8. You got a very good buy, and if you haven't used the 105/2.5 yet you'll love it. It's a heck of a good lens. I have one in AIS that was cheap because the previous owner engraved his SSN on it (sidetrack: people used to think that was a good idea??) and I use it all the time.
     
  9. Wow, I'm envious. Awesome score!
     
  10. Nikon F2 is my dream cam, a mint is a rare find and still very expensive in the third world but always nice to see people with a good find.............................
     
  11. Nice find. The F2 remains one of my favorites, and my F2S gets used a fair bit. Unlike the fiddly Exaktas, though, the F2 has a titanium foil shutter curtain, among other qualities. The 50mm 1.4 and the 105 2.5 Nikkors will certainly lay to rest any thoughts of Exakta superiority ;)
     
  12. OOOOOH! Nice...
     
  13. Nice find. Have fun and post some photos.
     

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