Old lenses, new camera

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  1. davidharmier60

    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I simply must be patient. I haven't EVEN officially put $20 towards getting a lens changing digital camera.
    If I knew where to get processing like I used to get at Eckerd I would probably just be better off shooting film.
    Since at any given MP Nikon beats Canon my thinking runs to finding an auto focus Nikon with some lenses on EBay and then getting an older Nikon DSLR.
    But of course there must be money first.

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    It won't take many films to cover the cost of an early digital camera. Around here I suspect it works out ~£10 for a film & processing - even if it's only half that 20 films worth is an old digital SLR.

    I think there are millions of people who will refute the Nikon vs Canon claim - I don't shoot either, so don't much care. However Nikon pretty much ties you to Nikon lenses, while Canon or mirrorless are very flexible on what you can use manually. Even Pentax (my own SLR system) is much more flexible than Nikon & is also highly regarded as a value for money choice.
     
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    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The problem is that money is a finite thing.
    One of my issues is that I have 80+ rolls shot from 1996to 1999 that have never been processed. It's going to be at least 85% aircraft. If I go Canon it will most likely be a 20D.

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    Nikkor 500mm f/8 mirror on my D7200.
    Gives me the reach I need at a small fraction of the cost of a new AF lens.
     
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    a fraction of the quality, and 0% of the Auto Focus ability too! :p
     
  7. davidharmier60

    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The old lenses worked fine on the old film cameras. Depending on what you wish to accomplish they should work ok.

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    Since I cannot afford the $10,000 for a Nikon AF 500mm, that I use less than 1%of the time, I would gladly accept a donation of said lens.



    NikonAF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens!
     
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    alright everyone, pitch in your $500 -- and once we get to 20 people, we have a new "lens across America lens"
     
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