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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2014, 01:57:31 PM »
I have only sold one camera and I have regretted it ever since.  It was a Pentax Auto 110.  An interchangable lens SLR that used 110 cartridges 8).  Not very handy in the dark room :o.  I sold it and bought my AE-1.   :-[

I wished I had kept it, it would look good on the display shelf with my other old cameras.

You can relive that for around $20. <$100 gets you a nice boxed kit.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xpentax+110&_nkw=pentax+110&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2014, 01:57:31 PM »

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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2014, 07:18:55 AM »
I have only sold one camera and I have regretted it ever since.  It was a Pentax Auto 110.  An interchangable lens SLR that used 110 cartridges 8).  Not very handy in the dark room :o.  I sold it and bought my AE-1.   :-[

I wished I had kept it, it would look good on the display shelf with my other old cameras.

You can relive that for around $20. <$100 gets you a nice boxed kit.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xpentax+110&_nkw=pentax+110&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Been thinking about it, but it is just not the same.  There is a difference between having *the* camera you used 30+ years ago and having a copy of the same model.

I learned my lesson.  I ain't sellin nutten. 
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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2014, 02:52:19 PM »

I rarely use my 50mm f/1.8 II any more, but it's not worth enough to sell because I couldn't really buy anything new with the proceeds.

Just like most, it was my first prime.


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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2014, 07:19:27 PM »
I have only sold one camera and I have regretted it ever since.  It was a Pentax Auto 110.  An interchangable lens SLR that used 110 cartridges 8).  Not very handy in the dark room :o.  I sold it and bought my AE-1.   :-[

I wished I had kept it, it would look good on the display shelf with my other old cameras.

You can relive that for around $20. <$100 gets you a nice boxed kit.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xpentax+110&_nkw=pentax+110&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Been thinking about it, but it is just not the same.  There is a difference between having *the* camera you used 30+ years ago and having a copy of the same model.

I learned my lesson.  I ain't sellin nutten.

I was kinda lucky, my first serious camera, a black Canon AE-1, that I got in 1978 is back with me after years away. I sold it to my brother many years ago, then a few years ago he gave it back to me, it sat in storage for years but I recently moved everything to where I am and I have it back in my hands. It needs the foam strips sorting out etc but I won't sell it again :-)
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2014, 08:27:59 AM »
I was kinda lucky, my first serious camera, a black Canon AE-1,

I have my AE-1 that has literally been through a war with me.  It has taken more abuse than any camera deserves and did not let me down. That was one sweet camera!  It earned its retirement on a shelf of honour!

I would never sell my AE-1 and my kids better not either... on second thought, I might be buried with it.   ;D
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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2014, 09:46:32 PM »
This brings to my mind a question I've had for a while.
Could we not have a buy/sell forum here?
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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2014, 10:19:22 PM »
That has been asked before, and I seem to recall the Mods answer was that as Fred Miranda is already has a sales area that is well set up, moderated, and has a good reputation, that another competing service didn't make much sense.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2014, 10:19:22 PM »

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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2014, 03:04:43 AM »
That has been asked before, and I seem to recall the Mods answer was that as Fred Miranda is already has a sales area that is well set up, moderated, and has a good reputation, that another competing service didn't make much sense.


Good point, and I have purchased their Upload and Sell subscription and have sold a few and bought a few. But I have only 30 posts there compared to a 1000 here, (FWIW  ::) ) and the forum posting system there is still a bit odd for me, and I don't feel like I know anyone there...  :(

On topic: I am usually extremely attached to all my stuff (photographic and otherwise) up to the point that I have sold them. But I also dislike clutter to the point of obsession and have a small apartment.
Unfortunately the former force is stronger, so I keep finding ways to efficiently pack away unused stuff... 8)

At this point I have an EOS 650 and some film that I cannot give away or sell. Works fine, and I use it once in a while. Using IR film might be a good use for that, suggestions?

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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2014, 03:04:43 AM »