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sweet deal---35 1.4 AiS

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by mood, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    was looking at 50 1.2s...but..............

    just got back from a local craigslist transaction

    35.14 AiS..LNIB is an understatement, all original packing etc from original owner, HN3 hood

    24 2.8 Ai..same condtion with HN1 hood
    2 Nikon 52 mm filters
    even the hoods and filters had boxes

    I asked him if he had any other stuff
    he had one other lens, a Soligar 21mm 3.8, with an F mount adapter :confused: 

    says it vignettes, not too sharp.."want it ?"...I'll give it to you

    I tried and it actually works
    might be cool for stormy weather..

    will post some pics eventually :cool: 

    price was good , real good...thats all I'll say...
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 21, 2008
  2. Congrats! Excellent transaction and couldn't have gone to a nicer person :biggrin:
  3. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Congratulations Frank. Fast nikkor AIS primes are the bomb. Since you got a great deal on these, that means you can still get the Nikkor 50 1.2 AIS, right? Have fun and good shooting.

  4. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thanks Dude
    can't wait to get out with it
    keeping my 35/2 still for hip shooting

    thanks Greg

    no 50mm right now, I like the 35 on DX more anyway
    will see how I like 24mm, was looking at 20mm Sigma amd Nikon today at B&H
  5. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    u scored! CONGRATS!
  6. Not sure of the exact figures, but that 35/1.4 ais has gone up at least $100 in the last 3-4 weeks at KEH. FX format is apparently creating new demand.

    I looked at one in a camera shop in Santa Fe a couple of weeks ago for $499 and thought it too high, but now I'm not so sure I should have passed. :redface:
  7. Schweet!~!!!!

    AI-S glass rocks!!!
  8. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    AIS/AI stuff is great. I'm sure you'll enjoy some great shooting with them.

    Sounds like you found yourself a bargain Frank, I look forward to seeing what you can do with these beauties.
  9. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thanks for the congrats all
    hopefully I will do these lenses proud..LOL

    of course silly things like work will keep me busy till the weekend :frown:
  10. Good going Frank - I'll be looking for some images now!
  11. Amarok


    Aug 25, 2008
    Prairie City OR
    Yeah I was kind of noticing this today. About 2 months ago I got my 50mm 1.8 E from KEH for around $40 or $50 now its double that! I always loved being able to pick up inexpensive old AI and AIS lenses and now they are going up in price :frown:
  12. kgill


    Jul 25, 2007
    I made a post on this exact same thing (and this exact same lens) earlier... The price on new has gone up almost $200 (35 mm f/1.4 AIS) and the price on used in EX condition is as much as the grey market ... when you can find them.

    I bought one for my husband from original owner LN except for about 3MM of peeling paint on it for $375... with hood.

    it's a great feeling when you make a great deal on a lens, isn't it!?!?!?!
  13. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    it is kgill
    I will try to post some pictures of the lenses during the week

    I will certainly get out there this weekend and give em both a spin
  14. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Awesome, Frank! Glad to hear all went smoothly. I guess your lust is currently more subdued now? :biggrin:
  15. No hurry Frank, but get the heck outside and shoot something... LOL
  16. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    I like the "more" statement

    I am a firm believer that LLD can never be truly subdued, at least not forever
  17. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Yup! It can never truly be erradicated! :tongue:
  18. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    a little satiated Francis

    still have one in my sights :wink:

    and I'm not sure about the 24mm
    I really wanted a 20mm, as you know

    had to buy it though, it is brand new
    perhaps I will sell and get a 20mm of some kind, will see on that one
  19. The 20mm f/2.8 AI-S is supposed to be exceptional. Another Cafe member I know just got one and I think I'll have a chance to check it out and shoot with it a bit tomorrow. If I do I'll be sure to give you my input.
  20. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    I understand completely! What did you think overall about the Sig 20? And that front element?
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