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Re: Signed up awhile ago, but didn't introduce myself

Unread postby Birma » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:22 am

I have a Minolta MD 50/1.4 that I paid a similar price for, but the Nikon sounds like a bargain if you wanted a fast fifty.

You have found a neat place to check out every so often, Henry :) .
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Unread postby bakubo » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:25 am

I stumbled across this late 1960s/early 1970s ad for my first SLR, the Mamiya/Sekor 1000 DTL. :)

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Re: Signed up awhile ago, but didn't introduce myself

Unread postby Dusty » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:27 pm

That hot blonde is probably a great grandmother by now!

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Re: Signed up awhile ago, but didn't introduce myself

Unread postby bakubo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:46 am

That's certainly possible! I don't know the exact year of the ad, but let's just say 1969. And let's say she was 22 years old when the photo was taken. That would make her 69 years old now!

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Re: Signed up awhile ago, but didn't introduce myself

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:28 am

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bakubo wrote:They also had a Yashica ML 55mm f2.8 macro (manual focus) with original front/rear caps and a Kenko 52mm skylight filter for $5. I looked it over and it looked to be in really good shape so I bought it.

I also bought an old (probably mid-1990s based on the styling) A-mount Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 with original front/rear caps/hood and a Kenko 58mm skylight filter for $3. It also looks to be in good shape.

This shop isn't a camera store, but they have lots of used musical instruments (many, many electric and acoustic guitars), amps, drums, keyboards, old computer stuff, etc. They have a case with just a small amount of camera gear since it isn't really their focus. I think that is why the prices are so low. They don't realize that an old, but good, manual focus macro lens has new life with mirrorless and adapters. :lol:


I stopped in the same shop this morning and checked out what sort of used camera gear they had now. The things that caught my eye in particular were:

- $8 Minolta 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 APO (always thought I would buy one of these, but now no real need for one -- great price!)
- $16 Minolta 75-300mm f4-5.6 big beercan
- $24 Nikon 50mm f1.4 (manual focus version probably from the 1980s because it had the knobby focus ring and no silver aperture tab)
- $16 Minolta SRT-101 + Minolta MC 135mm f2.8 (I think it was the MC version because the styling and the knobby focus ring looked like my Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50mm f1.4)

I don't have my A700 or A100 here with me in Japan and I don't need any lenses, but the $8 Minolta 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 APO was hard to pass up. Didn't buy it though. Probably if asked they would sell the Minolta MC 135mm f2.8 separately for less from the Minolta SRT-101 body.


I stopped by the same shop today and among the various items I saw these all seemed to be in excellent condition and, I think, great prices (converted to U.S. dollars). I haven't done any research to know for sure if the prices are good though.

Pentax Spotmatic -- $18
Pentax K200D -- $27
Sony A300 -- $45
Minolta 28-105mm i -- $13
Canon 28-105mm -- $27
Minolta 3500xi -- $9
Canon 17-85mm -- $45
Canon 75-300mm -- $36
Canon 100-300mm -- $27
Minolta 75-300mm i -- $27


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