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Discussion in 'Nikon 1 Forum' started by Ripleysbaby, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I have 2 V1 body's. I recently bought a Fuji ex1 just for a little better low light quality. Not really requiring 3 cameras I put the newer V1 up for sale. Trouble is I can't let it go ! It's lovely.
    It's a fast and effective bit of kit . Dead easy to use, does everything I want it to do and more.
    There are things I'd like to change but I'll live with them.
    This is a first for me. Not being able to let a camera go. It's brilliant . So I think one of my V1's will be sharing bag space with my ex1.
    And you never know, the V3 might be an equally
    Brilliant camera! (With its own faults)


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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOL! I'm like that with nearly all my cameras. I think I want to sell, put them on gumtree, then change my mind. I *might* want to use them. This has all happened, of course, because I did sell the one camera I should not have, my K200D. Damn it was a magnificent bit of kit, I really bonded with it (Ok, perhaps it wasn't the best camera around, but it was my first DSLR and I seemed to click with it, pun not intended)... I've never been as happy with any DSLR since then. So every time I start thinking about selling, I'm thinking I'll regret it. so I don't.
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    The only camera I've felt like that about was the GXR 50mm A12, immediately I sold, I wanted it back...... still do !
     
  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I keep thinking about selling my Pentax gear but I just can't - at least not yet. When I want or need an APS-C DSLR with a DA Limited prime on it, I really want or need it. My K200D is now in the possession of my niece, so at least it's in the family.
     
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  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I think I am going to have to acquire a second hand K200D to see if my memory of it fits with the reality. If it does, I'll sell the K-5.
     
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  6. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    The one camera I'll never sell and still use often even though it is ancient.
     
  7. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    The K200D certainly is a cult camera, Sue, so why not? :thumbup:

    Me, I'm a cold-hearted bastard. I'll cast aside any camera and it's mother if I can get something better.
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If you're gonna use....keep it. If it's going to sit on a shelf, sell it.

    I'm done buying and selling cameras. Instead of collecting cameras, I'm gonna collect cash.
     
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  9. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Have you ordered that Sigma 150-500 yet, Luke?
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I decided to get the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 since it was $300 off. I may keep an eye out for a used Bigma.
     
  11. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Sweet. I think you should get another camera body so it can stay semi-permanently attached. It will be easier that way.





    :wink:
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I keep looking for a white K-30 like the one I had, but I can't find one for the right price. I'm a buyer under $400....... and then I'm done.
     
  13. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    :biggrin:
     
  14. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Is that the one hiding in my cupboard? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The only part of the process I have second thoughts is deciding to sell something in the first place. I find that once I've sold something, packaged it up, and sent it, it's very quickly forgotten about because there's always a willing replacement.
     
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  16. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    I only give away to family n friends. Then I still get visitation privs and get to hear how happy it's making them :D
     
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  17. staticantics

    staticantics SC Regular

    136
    Oct 15, 2013
    Central California
    Chris
    I'm still holding on to my 20d in hopes to train a family member in manual exposure settings. Kind of amazing to go back and see how tiny the screen is. Kind of amazing that it will be ten years old next year. :eek:
     
  18. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    The one camera that I had trouble selling was the Panasonic LX5. I lost sleep and fretted about it for days before finally selling it. I let the RX100 go cheerfully enough. I haven't yet bonded with my Ricoh GR, and the X100 hasn't been seeing any action (but then I'd never sell that camera).
     
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  19. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

    159
    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    There are two things I've regretted selling......both from the 70's. My Olympus OM-1 and my 1972 Norton Commando. However, I still ride(recently sold an R1150GS with over 85,000 miles), still shoot(photos), and keep trying to get better at both.
     
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  20. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Well, I've ordered my 18.5mm for the Nikon 1s. I decided to get it locally at a higher price so I could also have the local 2 year warranty and backup at the local camera store who have all fallen for the waterproof 1. They took it too the beach, apparently, and loved its performance. As a result they are all looking more carefully at Nikon 1, overall. Starting to keep stock which they had stopped doing, I had to buy my cameras from other places. Now, I won't have to :)
     
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