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  • May I ask: What is the oldest lens in your posession now?

    May I ask: What is the oldest lens in your posession now?

    I'm curious, what is the oldest lens you have, and is it still in a work-able condition?

    I still have the Canon 35-350mm L-lens which was introduced in 1993, and probably bought in 1994 or 1995. I'm trying to sell it: it's still in a good condition as long as the camera is less than 15 Mega Pixels... anything above, the lens is not able to keep up.

    I also have a 15mm fisheye from the mid-90s and a 24-70mm L lens. They are still doing an absolutely amazing job, and has kept up well with the change in cameras.
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    Ehh, Agfa Agnar 105mm f6.3 on my Agfa Billy 1 camera from the 50's



    Or my Nikon EM with the Nikon 50mm f1.8 and the Cosina 80-200mm 1:2 Macro from the 70's

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    • #3
      That's so cool to still have...

      Are they still in a working condition?
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      • #4
        This is my Coronet Rapide from 1950, everything is in working order. The film is expensive buy and develop though.
        I have a few more, but I need to find the photos that I took of them.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SaintsFCFan View Post
          This is my Coronet Rapide from 1950, everything is in working order. The film is expensive buy and develop though.
          I have a few more, but I need to find the photos that I took of them.

          ......
          Kind of fun to see how far technology has reached since those were modern!
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          • #6
            Funny, I had the same exact Nikon EM body and lens. I used it for many years after I dropped it in the ocean. One tough camera.

            Now my oldest lens that I still use is my Canon 24-105L. It its the third Canon lens and second L lens I purchased and is destined to be a long term keeper.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
              Funny, I had the same exact Nikon EM body and lens. I used it for many years after I dropped it in the ocean. One tough camera.

              Now my oldest lens that I still use is my Canon 24-105L. It its the third Canon lens and second L lens I purchased and is destined to be a long term keeper.
              It still worked after a visit into the ocean?

              How old would that Canon-lens be now?
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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