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Is this equipment worth anything to anyone?

Postby wilko33 » Sun May 22, 2011 5:09 pm

Hi all, a friend of mine is a user on here and told me to post up for some information I am after. My in laws Dad basically had a box full of stuff which is no longer wanted by the family. Along with some coins and medals there are a couple of cameras and lenses but I have no idea whether they are actually worth anything to anyone.

Im trying to upload some pictures of them but as my laptop is paying silly beggars they may have to wait. But I have:

1. Braun Paxina 29 with a fold out brown leather case.
2. Sixon Light meter in green leather case.
3.Nikon Nikkor 135mm 1:28 lense - 934653 (guessing serial number?) is printed on the casing .
4. Vivator 283 flash with filter- by the looks of it there is meant to be a cable to link this to whatever camera it goes to but I do not have this.
5. Coronet Midget 'Spy' Camera - made circa 1935 in black. Has a box but no case with this.
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Postby Citruspers » Sun May 22, 2011 5:28 pm

Doesn't look like it's worth a lot, unless one of the items is really rare (check google).
If you were near the Netherlands I would try to buy the 135 though, it might be a fun lens to mess around with.
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Postby wilko33 » Sun May 22, 2011 6:43 pm

Im only in the UK.. not that far away I guess. Tried the lense on my D3000 but it wont recognise the lense is attached so wont take pics. Might try and figure out a way around this if I can.
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Postby wilko33 » Sun May 22, 2011 6:45 pm

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Postby jeremy1302 » Sun May 22, 2011 6:48 pm

Try Grays of Westminster for selling the 135mm, they should give you a hundred quid or so.
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Postby jkstacey » Sun May 22, 2011 7:38 pm

the lens should work in manual mode.
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Postby wilko33 » Sun May 22, 2011 8:35 pm

Got it to work in manual mode... might have to keep it!! going to have a play with it tommorow and see what its good for!
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Postby Citruspers » Sun May 22, 2011 8:36 pm

That much for an old AI-S 135 F/2.8? Man, there I was hoping to get a cheap manual lens (it would still meter on my equally old D2H).

I wouldn't sell off the Paxina if you have an interest in photograhy, it looks like a cool rangefinder, and I'm guessing it's medium format so you could get insanely detailed prints out of it. I have a somewhat similar camera and I'm dying to get some film for it and take some shots.

Don't put the vivitar flash on your camera, it's trigger voltage might be too high and you could fry something.

Then there's the light meter which looks...well..very old, of which the same can be said about the Coronet midget :)
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Postby RexGig » Sun May 22, 2011 10:40 pm

With the right camera, that 135mm is a wonderful lens! (...not offering to buy it; my last purchase has me poor.)

Your D3000 will not meter with that AI-s lens; you would need a D200 or up in that series, D7000 in that series, or the D2 or up among the pro-level Nikons, if I am remembering the compatibility charts correctly.

Or, it will meter on the newer Canons just fine; I like nice fast AI-s glass on a 7D, with a Novoflex adapter. :)
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Postby Gordon Laing » Mon May 23, 2011 3:55 am

wilko33, just a quick heads-up. We don't mind people asking whether an old item is worth anything, or advice on where to sell it, but be careful not to try and sell anything on this forum itself as it goes against our rules.

Thanks and good luck with it all!

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Postby wilko33 » Mon May 23, 2011 9:01 am

Gordon... sorry if I have misled in any of my posts. I realise this is a non selling forum and the ins and outs of why too I am genuinely just after some advice.

Definately keeping the lense now its a good way of learning what the D3000 does automatically for you! Had a good play with it last night and Im off out now to see what I can figure out. Best way to learn I guess.
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Postby dingo27mobile » Mon May 30, 2011 7:04 pm

that coronet midget is pretty interesting little device!

what about museums, or "old style" shops? they will surely like some stuff in their shop window...
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Re: Is this equipment worth anything to anyone?

Postby -Neil- » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:58 pm

I have the lens now to try on my D7000, what's the best setting to use this in?

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Re: Is this equipment worth anything to anyone?

Postby RexGig » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:39 am

-Neil- wrote:I have the lens now to try on my D7000, what's the best setting to use this in?

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M or A on your mode dial will work fine. You may have to first get into the menu, and enter the non-CPU lens data. If you are getting an error message, the camera is probably telling you to enter the non-CPU lens data. This is assuming you have a lens of the same configuration as the one in the OP's image, which is an AI or AI-S lens. AI and AI-S Nikkor lenses will work with your D7000's metering system.

To state the obvious, set the desired aperture with the aperture ring on the lens, as there is no linkage to your camera's aperture control.

This is general advice, as I own neither a D7000, nor this particular lens. (I have comparable Nikon SLR cameras, and other AI-S lenses.)

For more specific advice, try the Nikon section of this forum. :-)
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