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    Hello guys,

    i just happened to chanced upon my dad's old film camera, Canon EOS80D with5 different lenses in a bag. The bag had been in his cupboard for at least 8 to 10 years, together with a bottle of silica gel with already all turned white. Most of the lense are like 'stuck' - unable to turn. Dun dare to use force as i am afraid of spoiling the mechanism inside

    i thought of restoring the camera and its accessories to take night shoot.

    Should i restore it?
    If yes, where can i go to get the thing cleaned up?

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    Default Re: Need Serious HELP and advice

    it depends on what the lenses are

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    I also not too sure... sigma or something like that

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    If you can post pics of the lenses we can help to identify them for you
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    Default Re: Need Serious HELP and advice

    Here is the photo of the camera and the lenses which i could not identify





    Do you think worth restoring it for night shoot?

    Thanks

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    Eric

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    Forget it... not worth the money.
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    thought u say canon..but the pic turn out become Nikon.....

    as what bro zac08 said, forget it... save the $ for BBB.

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    Default Re: Need Serious HELP and advice

    oh hahahahaa.......

    Now then i realise .....
    My dad kept say its a canon...
    Did not go realise the brand until now that you highlighted me
    hahahaaa

    So no point restoring it?
    Throw it into the dustbin ah ?
    Kind of wasted... i believe it cost my dad alot of money back then ...

    Thinking that this camera calso capture alot of moments which i don't even remember until i saw those photographs.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericang View Post
    oh hahahahaa.......

    Now then i realise .....
    My dad kept say its a canon...
    Did not go realise the brand until now that you highlighted me
    hahahaaa

    So no point restoring it?
    Throw it into the dustbin ah ?
    Kind of wasted... i believe it cost my dad alot of money back then ...

    Thinking that this camera calso capture alot of moments which i don't even remember until i saw those photographs.....
    Not economically viable... unless its one of those FM series, then mebbe worth it to repair... This 601 is not really worth the money and effort.
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    Default Re: Need Serious HELP and advice

    Post it in the classifieds. Someone might be interested to purchase it.

    Now thing is, you might want to be more descriptive about your title. It kinda give someone a heart attack if you see someone crying out wolf when there's really only a kitty out there

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    Sorry bro .....

    I was too used to posting such title in some TCSS forum...

    My apologies

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    Try contacting Fatigue here on CS. He night need it for parts ... but that might only fetch you less than $20-30.

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    Default Re: Need Serious HELP and advice

    does the lens mounted on the body work? what lens is that? 70-210?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liionel View Post
    does the lens mounted on the body work? what lens is that? 70-210?
    Looks like a 35-70
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    Default Re: Need Serious HELP and advice

    You can pick up a F-601 at around $140 nowadays, or even lower. The lenses are not superb ones too. So I guess you have to accept the fact that things do depreciate.

    I think it's not worth it for repair. Save the money and get better cams. Alternatively, keep the F-601 as display set in your home
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    Default Re: Need Serious HELP and advice

    You may want to consider donating the body to a school / orphanage or institutions like Salvation Army or somewhere like that where kids can learn about basics of photography the old school way.

    With the use of film, they may learn to properly focus and compose a scene before shooting.

    And as for the lens...well...there are options like paper weight, door stop, or a fishing bait

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Looks like a 35-70
    I see 28mm hyperfocal marking on it...might be a 28-70 (NOT f/2.8, for sure)...

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    Why don't you just clean it up a little and keep a piece of your Family History?

    They don't make SLRs like they used to!

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    Default Re: Need Serious HELP and advice

    the lens mounted in the Nikon F601 QD is a Nikon 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5

    if you don't want it, let me know
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    At least there are others who can make use if you do not want it. Otega for instance.
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