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Oct 17, 2017 08:52:35   #
ELNikkor (a regular here)
 
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipment a real old man had left his retired son. I knew there was a Sears film camera in it, and a 135 with a flash, so $25 was reasonable. Poking around in it, I found 8 rolls of unused Fuji film, (not yet expired). The camera is a Sears KS 2 with 50mm Sears (made in Japan), Pentax K-mount, lens, plus a Sears (made in Korea 135 f2.8) lens, and A Vivitar 628 AF flash. Everything looks completely brand new and unused, no dings, scratches or dust! The real find, however, was, tucked down in a pocket, there was a similarly unused Nikon 55mm 2.8 AI macro lens!! My son came home from school and said a member of the film club had asked him to join; so I showed him the kit, and told him it was his. (But I'm keeping the macro lens for my Nikons; it wouldn't fit the Sears anyhow.) Yup, yesterday was a good day!

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Oct 17, 2017 09:19:51   #
waegwan
 
ELNikkor wrote:
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipment a real old man had left his retired son. I knew there was a Sears film camera in it, and a 135 with a flash, so $25 was reasonable. Poking around in it, I found 8 rolls of unused Fuji film, (not yet expired). The camera is a Sears KS 2 with 50mm Sears (made in Japan), Pentax K-mount, lens, plus a Sears (made in Korea 135 f2.8) lens, and A Vivitar 628 AF flash. Everything looks completely brand new and unused, no dings, scratches or dust! The real find, however, was, tucked down in a pocket, there was a similarly unused Nikon 55mm 2.8 AI macro lens!! My son came home from school and said a member of the film club had asked him to join; so I showed him the kit, and told him it was his. (But I'm keeping the macro lens for my Nikons; it wouldn't fit the Sears anyhow.) Yup, yesterday was a good day!
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipme... (show quote)


Wow! What a great story. It is so good to hear good stuff like this. :-)

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Oct 17, 2017 09:45:13   #
d3200prime
 
Good on you and your son! Thanks for sharing.

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Oct 17, 2017 12:25:47   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Sounds good!

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Oct 18, 2017 08:56:48   #
hookedupin2005
 
You can win the lottery!

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Oct 18, 2017 12:26:31   #
Hal81 (a regular here)
 
It feels good when something good happens once in a while.

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Oct 18, 2017 16:59:32   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
ELNikkor wrote:
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipment a real old man had left his retired son. I knew there was a Sears film camera in it, and a 135 with a flash, so $25 was reasonable. Poking around in it, I found 8 rolls of unused Fuji film, (not yet expired). The camera is a Sears KS 2 with 50mm Sears (made in Japan), Pentax K-mount, lens, plus a Sears (made in Korea 135 f2.8) lens, and A Vivitar 628 AF flash. Everything looks completely brand new and unused, no dings, scratches or dust! The real find, however, was, tucked down in a pocket, there was a similarly unused Nikon 55mm 2.8 AI macro lens!! My son came home from school and said a member of the film club had asked him to join; so I showed him the kit, and told him it was his. (But I'm keeping the macro lens for my Nikons; it wouldn't fit the Sears anyhow.) Yup, yesterday was a good day!
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipme... (show quote)


Yeah, $25 will get you $400... I have that lens, and it was mighty fine back when I used film.

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Oct 18, 2017 17:18:00   #
SharpShooter (a regular here)
 
ELNikkor wrote:
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipment a real old man had left his retired son. I knew there was a Sears film camera in it, and a 135 with a flash, so $25 was reasonable. Poking around in it, I found 8 rolls of unused Fuji film, (not yet expired). The camera is a Sears KS 2 with 50mm Sears (made in Japan), Pentax K-mount, lens, plus a Sears (made in Korea 135 f2.8) lens, and A Vivitar 628 AF flash. Everything looks completely brand new and unused, no dings, scratches or dust! The real find, however, was, tucked down in a pocket, there was a similarly unused Nikon 55mm 2.8 AI macro lens!! My son came home from school and said a member of the film club had asked him to join; so I showed him the kit, and told him it was his. (But I'm keeping the macro lens for my Nikons; it wouldn't fit the Sears anyhow.) Yup, yesterday was a good day!
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipme... (show quote)


ELN, one never knows what's in a mystery bag, though it's usually useless junk.
About 25 years ago I did the same thing because I wanted to buy the bag! I offered $5 for the bag and he said I could have it for $5 but had to take the contents too!!! LoL
I never got rid of this one crazy lens that was hiding in the corner. Never knew what it was either! LoL
Now we have that thing called the "internet", so two years ago I googled it....., turns out that crazy looking lens hiding in the corner is a $3000 collectible Nikon lens!!! LoL
SS

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Oct 18, 2017 17:48:17   #
cambriaman (a regular here)
 
Lucky you! You could have given it away through ignorance. Congratulations.

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Oct 18, 2017 19:28:22   #
mikeroetex
 
ELNikkor wrote:
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipment a real old man had left his retired son. I knew there was a Sears film camera in it, and a 135 with a flash, so $25 was reasonable. Poking around in it, I found 8 rolls of unused Fuji film, (not yet expired). The camera is a Sears KS 2 with 50mm Sears (made in Japan), Pentax K-mount, lens, plus a Sears (made in Korea 135 f2.8) lens, and A Vivitar 628 AF flash. Everything looks completely brand new and unused, no dings, scratches or dust! The real find, however, was, tucked down in a pocket, there was a similarly unused Nikon 55mm 2.8 AI macro lens!! My son came home from school and said a member of the film club had asked him to join; so I showed him the kit, and told him it was his. (But I'm keeping the macro lens for my Nikons; it wouldn't fit the Sears anyhow.) Yup, yesterday was a good day!
Yesterday, bought a mystery bag with photo equipme... (show quote)

Get a flight to Vegas, you're on a lucky streak!

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Oct 18, 2017 19:47:33   #
ELNikkor (a regular here)
 
Thanks, all! I'm going to set up my B&W darkroom again & teach my son the "film ropes", so he can learn it before digital, like I did so many years ago.

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Oct 18, 2017 19:52:07   #
Peterff
 
SharpShooter wrote:
ELN, one never knows what's in a mystery bag, though it's usually useless junk.
About 25 years ago I did the same thing because I wanted to buy the bag! I offered $5 for the bag and he said I could have it for $5 but had to take the contents too!!! LoL
I never got rid of this one crazy lens that was hiding in the corner. Never knew what it was either! LoL
Now we have that thing called the "internet", so two years ago I googled it....., turns out that crazy looking lens hiding in the corner is a $3000 collectible Nikon lens!!! LoL
SS
ELN, one never knows what's in a mystery bag, thou... (show quote)


And with a cheap adapter you can use it on a Canon if you wish!

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Oct 19, 2017 19:41:00   #
Cdouthitt (a regular here)
 
SharpShooter wrote:
ELN, one never knows what's in a mystery bag, though it's usually useless junk.
About 25 years ago I did the same thing because I wanted to buy the bag! I offered $5 for the bag and he said I could have it for $5 but had to take the contents too!!! LoL
I never got rid of this one crazy lens that was hiding in the corner. Never knew what it was either! LoL
Now we have that thing called the "internet", so two years ago I googled it....., turns out that crazy looking lens hiding in the corner is a $3000 collectible Nikon lens!!! LoL
SS
ELN, one never knows what's in a mystery bag, thou... (show quote)


I’ll give ya $10 for it, so you can say you doubled your money.

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Oct 19, 2017 21:29:42   #
papa
 
A few years back I found two pristine Nikons and one with a as new Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens for $5 each at "Bigfoot", our small town junk store. I recognized their value and though my film days are over, I sold them for a $360 profit. Lucky days happen.

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