Minor Dilemma Old Canon Hardware

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  1. Ysarex

    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Stopped by a thrift store yesterday and saw they had a used camera in the case -- took a look.

    Canon AE-1 program -- fair condition with the over-sized winder, easy to walk away from. No battery so unable to test.

    But 50mm f/1.2 FD lens (NOT L), and 35mm f/2 FD lens both in very nice condition.

    They have the whole set priced at $150.00. I know those two lenses minus the camera are worth twice that. I have no personal use for the glass or camera so I left it, but now it's nagging me. Do I want to go get it and then go through the trouble of selling it to make a profit?

    Anyone want that glass?

    Joe


     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No, but I'd consider the two lenses and uh, do I don't know what with the camera body... buy a different body to go with the lenses?? lol I already have Canon film camera bodies and lenses so I'm all set.
     
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    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would go in and look the lenses over really well. If they are indeed good. I'd offer $100 and say its a risk not knowing if the camera works or not. $100 and the lenses are good, it would be a steal. And the thrift store is still getting $100 to boot.

    Of course I would buy it to keep for myself. Not turn around and sell.
     
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    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hearsay I know. I don't know exactly where the 1.2 i had went. But I always liked the 1.8 better.

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  5. smoke665

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    Finally found replacement batteries for my EF with 50mm FD f/1.4. Hasn't had a roll of film in it since early 1980. Plan on trying it after we get back from the latest trip.
     
  6. Ysarex

    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This morning I'm feeling disinclined to pursue it. There's no way I'd ever use so it would just be a way to make a little money flipping it -- too much trouble, but the lenses were pretty.

    Joe
     
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    That 35 is a nice lens.
     

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