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    Default Need some comments on Old equipment

    Have these old equipment, need some advice on whether to repair them or collect, sell them.

    I currently have a Canon 40D and a Canon 400D. No adapters.

    Sigma lens (requires repair)



    Canon 50mm



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    Kodak Instamatic (not sure if working)




    Vivitar Lens ( think one element needs to be replaced)




    Canon 24mm

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    Petri SLR





    Petri Lens

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    China Seagull SLR




    Canon SLR


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    My very personal opinion: The 50mm Canon FD lens and the last Canon cam could maybe find a buyer, the rest is more or less 'case gone'. Unless you have sentiments about certain items, repair will be tricky to impossible due to age of the equipment and the extent of damage due to fungus, wear and tear.
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    What he said ^

    I would add segregate that equipment from your other equipment...fungus and your climate...
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    lenses element have fungus, fogging, coating peel off and camera bodies rusty too.

    ask yourself, would you be buy anything like these?

    if you won't, then the answer is very clear.
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    My mother is an antique dealer and I have literally tons of stuff like this as she bird dogs for me. She buys it so dirt cheap it is almost funny. Sometimes she scores big time for me but very rarely lah. Most of the time it is just stuff like this which tends to run cheap. I can't tell you how many times my mother has doubled or tripled her initial investment from my rejects (turn 5 outlay into 15 - every lit bit counts). When I get a nice one I pay her for them...when I get stuff like the above I will usually keep stuff like the 24/2.8 SSC Canon lens you posted just because. Fast fifties are a bit different because there are a running ton of them out there as they tended to kit the old slr's with them. To keep one either I must not have said model and/or it must be very nice condition. I collect certain copies because I never know when I might need to dally with 4/3rds system and adapters some day lah.

    Just googled that lens and learned something about wide angles I didn't know...

    http://www.fdreview.com/lens-review.php?itemid=10
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Jeff your singlish is improving
    You see I got tinking plus rote memory or not boss lah (or maybe liao better?).
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    I would sell the lot and buy the latest gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    I would sell the lot and buy the latest gear.
    Yeah, nothing is useless. It can still serve as bad example.
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    The Canon FTb can probably be restored to good working condition sans the light meter. It is a fully mechanical camera that doesn't need a battery to shoot, and it is supposed to be incredibly hardy. The battery compartment on the left of the camera is purely for the light meter. Get a zinc-air battery to check if the light meter works (http://www.ebay.com/itm/271294496825). Check if the shutter, mirror, timer, aperture stop-down lever, and film advance work. Here's a link to the manual: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/canon/c.../canon_ftb.htm.

    If they work fine, clean it thoroughly and you should be able to sell it for 200-250 (or even more if you hold on to it long enough - it's a slice of history. Fingers crossed!)
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    Petri SLR





    Petri Lens
    If you want to dispose of this body and lens, let me know. Can try DIY cleanup

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    Thanks all for the valuable feedback.

    Yes, these carry some sentimental value. if possible would like to repair and shoot with them some more.

    I have stored these separate from my existing equipment. thanks for the advice!

    I really appreciate this.

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    Try to service them yourself as far as possible. Overhauling will possibly cost anything from $150-$300 per piece
    Sean

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    The Kodak 66x brings back memories -- my first camera

    I recently read about some guy who converted his to shoot 35mm film. You might want to search for that.

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