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I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« on: November 30, 2011, 02:38:08 AM »
This could be for lenses, bodies or anything really, but is there anything that was in your kit bag you regret selling and why so?

For me, it was my 80-200mm f2.8L (the black coloured predecessor to the 70-200 f2.8L). I got it pretty cheap second hand, it was in great condition, the IQ was excellent and it was built like a tank, but the combination of a very noisy motor, the edges of images always  needing slight trimming and people asking "What decade did that come from?" led me to sell it and get a 70-200 F2.8L. I dont regret getting the new lens, but I do regret selling the old lens. I got a good price for it, but it would have been a great back up to keep for days where I'm shooting somewhere old, dank or dirty and I worry about the nice shiny gear. In the future, if I have a good lens I can use as back up I won't sell so quickly.

Any similar feelings amongst you all?

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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 03:44:17 AM »
I had a Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM, no explanation needed how awesome that lens is.
I could have kept it, but I had no more use for it since I got the f/2.8L II.
The new owner is still as happy with it as I was, so at least that's a comfort.
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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 03:56:30 AM »
I do miss the 1V.  The camera was built like a tank and the shutter had a very manly sound to it.  Unfortunately, it was just to impractical to keep a body that I shot only a few rolls a year on.  So I sold it along with the 5D and was able to upgrade to the 5D2 for next to nothing out of pocket.

There never will be a 35mm film body as nice as the trusty old 1V.
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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 04:31:36 AM »
I sold an AE-1 to help fund some EF lenses.  But this was a gift from my dad and I've always regretted selling it....
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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 04:53:27 AM »
My first "decent" camera was a Nikon FE and I loved it. I was persuaded that a Nikon FA would suit my motorsports needs for faster shutter speeds so I swopped.

I actually disliked the FA. It was ugly to my eyes and when the Eye-focus Canon Eos-3  hit the market I switched brands. The Eos-3 is very close to my idea of a perfect camera, but even so it does not quite match the Nikon FE in my affections.

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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 05:21:41 AM »
I sold my very first L lens which was the 100mm f2.8L macro.. it was an awesome lens but i sold it to fund a 5d mk 2... and i know i wouldnt do as much macro photography as i would with street and landscape... Although the upside is i got a full frame i wish i would hold on to it  :(

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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011, 05:46:45 AM »
I sold an AE-1 to help fund some EF lenses.  But this was a gift from my dad and I've always regretted selling it....

I once swapped a Ricoh GRS-1 with a AE-1 for a day with a friend and loved it. I always held a very big soft spot for it and thought that one day I would like one.

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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 05:51:12 AM »
My D30 and 10D :(

I really regret that, wish I still had them, they were awesome and I'd call them (definitely the D30) a classic. Now I keep every body.

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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011, 07:05:25 AM »
T50 + nFD 35-70 3.5-4.5

At first view just economy class. But, in the end the prime father of all these today's click-and-rund SLRs.

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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011, 08:33:09 AM »
I haven't sold anything yet, though I'm about to... I have accumulated a pile of junk, yet must needs be careful what I eliminate...
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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 08:59:00 AM »
To the contrary: I'm glad I never sold my FD equipment. And by looking at the "cr" labeled news regarding any 5DIII today, I have a feeling things may be moving in a direction where I may set up a darkroom again. Looks like photography technology may be moving where audio already arrived, which is a mass consumer market with mediocre stuff and almost no room left for high quality alternatives.
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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2011, 09:04:43 AM »
The 50mm lens I bought with my Eos 620.
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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2011, 10:59:52 AM »

As the character Roy Hobbs in the movie, "The Natural," said, "the best there ever was in this game."

I agree 100% with the 1V assessment. Last year I bought one, and it's a delight to use. If you ever want to use the best 35mm film SLR that ever was -- go get a 1V.

Downside, of course, is that you have to deal with all the film inconvenience and expense.



I do miss the 1V.  The camera was built like a tank and the shutter had a very manly sound to it.  Unfortunately, it was just to impractical to keep a body that I shot only a few rolls a year on.  So I sold it along with the 5D and was able to upgrade to the 5D2 for next to nothing out of pocket.

There never will be a 35mm film body as nice as the trusty old 1V.
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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2011, 11:10:26 AM »

The only real sale regret I have in my life is my brilliant red 1966 Mustang; wish I still had it today.

Sold it in 1969 after coming back from Vietnam. Used the money to buy a Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle. Within six months the motorcycle was stolen.

If you ever come across an old Harley, serial # 1965XLCH3085, it belongs to me!

In the camera realm, I don't think I sold it, but I wish I still had my old Pocket Instamatic from the early 1970s -- just for nostalgia sake. That's the one that made me go out and get a good SLR.


Okay, we now return you to the present day....
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Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2011, 11:11:16 AM »
Sometimes I regret selling my EF 85mm f/1.8.  I sold it after getting the EF 85mm f/1.2L II, a lens which I love...except for the slow AF speed.  I got rid of the 85/1.8 before getting a 5DII, and I would have liked to see how it does on FF, especially since I usually shoot the 85L at ~f/1.6.
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