I have been holding back from making the final transition to digital.
I still have a Nikon F5 body – my workhorse – that I keep “just in case”. However, it has been a couple of years since I used it. I also have my favorite lens from my Hassleblad system that I still own, but I sold my Hasslblad, lenses, backs, etc. about a year and a half ago.
Saturday, I had a conversation with a guy still shooting film. He wanted to upgrade his equipment. I threw out that I still owned a Nikon F5 and his eyes grew really wide.
“Let me know if you ever want to sell that camera”, he said, and gave me his contact info.
Well today was a big day. I made the call.
“I might be interested in parting with my Nikon F5”, I said.
He has a school refund coming from his scholarship in a couple of weeks. In a couple of weeks, I may be totally digital – weird.
I am pricing the Nikon F5 body by going to KEH.com to see what a used Nikon F5 body in EX+ condition will go for. Seems to be a good baseline for used pricing.
As long as I am at it, anybody have interest in my Hasselblad lens?