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new here, have Nikon FA w/ lenses, what value?

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    hangman61
    hangman61  1
    4 Feb 2013 - 5:34 PM

    Hello,

    I have a Nikon FA camera which is in mint condition with a leather snap on case and various Nikkor lenses:

    1.4 Nikkor lens
    20mm 1:2.8 205866 lens
    Zoom Nikkor 35-105mm 1:35 - 45 1936357
    Zoom Nikkor 80-200mm 1:4 275369
    Nikon Speedlight SB-16
    Carrying case
    remote cable

    All of these lenses are in mint condition.

    Can anyone out there giive me an honest idea of what this gear is worth?

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    Nick_Hilton
    4 Feb 2013 - 5:39 PM

    I will take a guess of 50, i'm sure others will have their opinions. Although keep it for another 100 years I am sure it will be far more valuble

    hangman61
    hangman61  1
    4 Feb 2013 - 5:43 PM

    correction:

    Zoom Nikkor 35-105mm 1:3.5 - 4.5 1936357

    hangman61
    hangman61  1
    4 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM

    I just joined here. I don't know if everyone here is in the UK or in numerous countries around the world. Don't jerk my chain with 50 pounds m8. I know each lens alone is worth hundreds.

    Umberto_Vanni
    Umberto_Vanni e2 Member 9368 forum postsUmberto_Vanni vcard Scotland
    4 Feb 2013 - 6:48 PM

    They are only worth what people are prepaired to pay on the day. I had mint Canon A-1 with various mint FD lenses and accessories and i only got about 70 for the lot when i sold it recently.

    gingerdougie
    4 Feb 2013 - 7:13 PM

    Half the square root of F.A.

    Snapper
    Snapper  93753 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Feb 2013 - 7:16 PM


    Quote: I just joined here. I don't know if everyone here is in the UK or in numerous countries around the world. Don't jerk my chain with 50 pounds m8. I know each lens alone is worth hundreds.

    I think you may be overestimating the value of the lenses, but check out the link below for a company selling secondhand Nikon manual focus lenses. Remember you would get quite a bit less than this if you were selling to them, plus they are providing a guarantee as well.

    Aperture uk

    Nick_Hilton
    4 Feb 2013 - 9:44 PM

    So I think you will find my 50 estimate was not far off m8 Wink

    hangman61
    hangman61  1
    4 Feb 2013 - 10:08 PM

    I brought all the lenses, external flash and camera to a nearby camera store. First offering was $850 for everything. I'll keep looking around. Obviously the market is better over here. LOL

    Sooty_1
    Sooty_1 Critique Team 41208 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Feb 2013 - 1:08 AM

    If they offered you that, I'd seriously consider it.

    In the uk, a Nikon FA isn't the most reliable camera now, and would certainly fetch under 100. If everything is genuinely mint (ie absolutely spotless and faultless, with both caps) I'd expect the following:
    50 f/1.4.....around 100
    20 f/2.8 ..... Maybe up to 160 for the right buyer
    35-105 ..... Around 60
    80-200 .... Slightly more but not much, say 80
    Flash ..... 30
    The rest, nothing.

    So honestly? I'd expect a total of around 500 ish, or around $800, so the shop isn't miles out.
    You may get more selling privately, but have the hassle, and you might not get a buyer for all of it.

    Nick

    Sooty_1
    Sooty_1 Critique Team 41208 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Feb 2013 - 4:57 PM

    Just checking out prices, you may get slight more for the 20mm, maybe up to 220, but it doesn't change much. $850 is still ballpark, as far as I know.

    Nick

    pentaxpete
    6 Feb 2013 - 7:25 PM

    I have just been GIVEN a Minolta Dynax 500Si with two lenses and a Pentax MZ-5 with two lenses as the owners could not get rid iof them -- but I gave them a 'Good Home' as they were FREE ( so the wife cannot complain that I am buying any more camera gear ! )
    minolta-dynax-500-si.jpg
    pentax-mz-5.jpg

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