Ten dollar lens

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  1. Patrice

    Patrice No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There is a pawn shop on the way home and today I had a bit of time and stopped in. They had a Nikkor 35-70 f2.8 AF D (push/pull with macro ring) tagged at 50 bucks. So I act like all cool and ask the kid behind the counter what's wrong with it, it's all scratched up he says, well let's have a look I say. I notice the uv on it, no lens cap, and indeed the filter is really scratched up and is really tight on the lens. I guess the kid does not know much about lenses. I offered 10 for it and he sold it to me. I got the filter off with a bit of elbow grease and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this piece of glass, not even a blemish on the barrel. I put it on the D70 and it works a charm. Just got to figure out what to do with it now.;) Sometimes you just get lucky I guess.
     
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    Can't beat a bargain like that!!!
     
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    Cool deal. The shops around here never have any name brand photo equipment. I do stop in and buy tons of used Cd's for $3 or 10 for $20.
     
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    I have the 35-70 f/2.8 and LOVE IT!!!

    You just got an almost $500 lens for about 98% off. awsome.

    Seriously though, the 35-70 f/2.8 is one of Nikon's best zoom lenses.
     
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    Here is a test image taken with this 'cheap' lens - D70 as jpeg only, to be used in a web catalog.

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    ... Im gonna have to take a trip to my local pawn shop.
     
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    Another great reason for using a skylight filter on a lens -- it may benefit the next owner! ;-)
     

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