Nikonos IV-A, is it worth anything?

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ldevore
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Nikonos IV-A, is it worth anything?

Post by ldevore » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:45 pm

I have a Nikonos IV-A underwater camera with strobe. Is it worth anything these days? Is there any way I could use the strobe with my point-n-shoot Olympus camera in an UW housing?

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Lauri

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Re: Nikonos IV-A, is it worth anything?

Post by lundysd » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:00 pm

Lauri,

Depending on its condition, you could get a little bit on ebay for it (usually 100-200 with strobe if it's in good condition). which strobe do you have? You can buy an Ikelite optical trigger and run it in slave mode perhaps....

Then again, if you ahve some patience and a few rolls of film, the nikonos itself can take some pretty wicked photos :)

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Re: Nikonos IV-A, is it worth anything?

Post by dphershman » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:20 am

lundysd wrote:Lauri,

Depending on its condition, you could get a little bit on ebay for it (usually 100-200 with strobe if it's in good condition). which strobe do you have? You can buy an Ikelite optical trigger and run it in slave mode perhaps....

Then again, if you ahve some patience and a few rolls of film, the nikonos itself can take some pretty wicked photos :)



In order to use your older strobe with your digital camera you might have to play around with your camera's 'pre-flash' settings. A pre-flash that is turned on will confuse the older strobe's slave sensor and cause it to fire before the camera's shutter activates.

As for the Nikonos camera's worth, if it came with a lens other than the stock 35mm lens it might be worth something. Other than that.... its a museum piece. (I've got a couple of Nikonos Vs sitting around )

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Re: Nikonos IV-A, is it worth anything?

Post by rcontrera » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:10 pm

Of the various Nikonos cameras, the IV-A will probably bring the least since it was the most troublesome. I recently got $45 for one on eBay with a 35mm lens. I felt lucky to get that!

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