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 My Photo Equipment Acquisition Record
   by Makoto Honda                                                         October 20, 2005

YEAR Purchased Gone!  +  Repair
1968       Konica FTA w/ 52mm F1.8 -- #1  
1969       Komura lenses 24mm, 28mm, 135mm
      Bellows (Konica)
 
1970      Topcon RE Super body
     Topcor 58mm F1.8
 

05  Kenko Fish-eye front conversion lens
Konica FTA w/ 52mm F1.8  - sold #1
1971       Topcor 28mm F2.8 -- #3
      Macro Topcor 58mm F3.5 -- #4
      Topcor 100mm F2.8 -- #5
      Komura 925 Zoom (90-250mm) -- #8
      Topcon RE Super body (black) -- #2
   
  Topcor 58mm F1.4
      Slik Tripod
large
    
  Slik S-101 low-level Tripod -- #16
 
1972       Nikon F body -- #7
      Nikkor 35mm F2.8 -- #7
 
1973 07  Topcon RE Super body -- #6
      Topcor 58mm F1.4 -- #6
Topcon RE Super (black) * Stolen in Mexico City #2
Topcor 28mm F2.8 * Stolen in Mexico City #3
Macro Topcor 58mm F3.5 * Stolen in Mexico City #4
Topcor 100mm F2.8 * Stolen in Mexico City #5
1974       Topcon Super-D body
      
Topcor 28mm F2.8 (black) -- #11
      Macro Topcor 58mm F3.5 (black)
      Topcor 100mm F2.8 (black)

      Pentax SPF body -- #12
      Takmar 17mm F4 Fish-eye -- #13

      Olympus OM-1 body -- #9
      Zuiko 50mm F1.8 -- #10

Topcon RE Super + 58mm F1.4  - Sold #6
Nikon F body + Nikkor 35mm F2.8 - Sold #7
Komura 925 Zoom - Sold #8
1975   Olympus OM-1 - Sold #9
Zuiko 50mm F1.8 - Sold #10
1976       Nikon F2 Photomic body (Yodobashi)
    
  Nikkor 24mm F2.8 -- #15
      Nikkor 50mm F1.4
      Nikkor 135mm F2.8
      
Nikkor Zoom 80-200mm F4 -- #14
      Leica Tabletop Tripod
      Leica Large Ball-and-Socket Head
 
1977    
1978 08  Ai Nikkor 16mm F3.5 Fish-eye
      Nikon Angle Finder (F3)
09  Zuiko 20mm F3.5 Macro lens (for bellows)
04   Pentax SPF - Sold #12
      Takumar 17mm F4 - Sold #13
09  Topcor 28mm F2.8 - Sold ($40) #11
1979 02  Leitz Minolta CL with 40mm F2.8 (Frank's $300)
         
06  CE Rokkor-X 30mm F2.8 (for macro)
12  Camera bag Adapta-A case
 
1980 01  Gitzo Ball Head ($15)
      Gitzo Table pod ($40)
03  Gitzo Tripod #320 ($130)
      Cardboard bag ($20)
04  Gitzo #275 ball head ($48 Shaffer)
      Gitzo #335 Column ($30 Mel Pierce)
      Topcon Bellows ($26 Shaffer's)
      Halliburton 106 bag ($107 Frank's)
08  Ai Nikkor 28mm F2.8
10 
Halliburton 106 Bag ($114 Frank's)
08  Nikkor Zoom 80-200mm F4 - Sold ($370) #14
09  Nikkor 24mm F2.8 - Sold ($150) #15
1981      Ai Micro Nikkor 55mm F2.8
06  Husky Hi-Boy Tripod ($130)
08  Nikon cloth camera bag ($22)
10  Nikon FE
body ($262 Adray's)
 
1982 03  Nikon F3 + MD-4 Motor Drive (Yodobashi, Japan)
      MN-2, MH-2, Focusing Screen P
      Ai Nikkor 180mm F2.8
      Tamron 500mm F8 Reflex
08  Nikon Camera Bag cloth ($15 Frank's)
10  Gitzo Tripod Head 370 ($87 Kimura)
Nikkor 135mm F2.8 - Ai conversion
1983       Minolta Flash Meter ($370 Adray's) Slik S-101 low-level tripod - Stolen in Los Angeles #16
1984 01  Ai Nikkor 20mm F3.5 ($220 Frank's)
      Nikkor Zoom 70-210mm F4 E ($200 ABC Premium)
11  Tripod bar for double bellows ($23 Shaffer's)
 
1985 02  Gitzo #320 elevator replacement ($97 Kimura)
      Ambico Filter case (Mel Pierce)

02  Nikon FM2 body (Yodobashi)
     
Ai Nikkor 15mm F3.5 -- #16
      Ai Nikkor 35mm F1.4
      Ai Micro Nikkor 105mm F2.8
      Nikon TC-14 tele-converter
      Nikon PK-11,12,13 Extension Rings
      Nikon DW-4 Magnification Finder (F3)
      Minolta 12.5mm F2 Bellows Lens

03  Vivitar 5600 flash
04  Nikon SB-16 flash
10  Gitzo 175 Tripod Head
(x2) ($48 each)

12  Nikkor 15mm F3.5 - Stolen in Los Angeles #16
1986 12  Light Box ($50 Samy's)
      Lowe Pro Compact 35 camera bag ($110 Adray's)
 
1987 02  Ai Nikkor 85mm F2 ($210 Adorama)
08  Lowe Pro Elite III camera bag
(Adray's) 
 
1988 11  Nikon MD-4 Battery replaced ($140 Mel Pierce)  
1989    
1990    
1991 12  Minolta Maxxum 3Xi ($240) -- #17
      Zoom lens 28-80mm ($170)
 
1992    
1993   Minolta Maxxum 3Xi - broken #17
1994    
1995    
1996    
1997    
1998    
1999    
2000 03  Nikon MD-4 Battery replaced again!  
2001 05  HP ScanJet Scanner for WEB publishing  
2002    
2003 08  Olympus Stylus 400 digital camera (Best Buy $400)  
2004 08  Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED scanner 
      (Ritz Camera $1100)  
 
2005 12  Manfrotto 482 mini-tripod (Samy's Camera $50) 12  Nikon FE body repaired (Samy's Camera $60)
      Minolta 12.5mm F2 lens repaired (Samy's $60)
2006 03  Nikon D200 (Ritz Camera $1700)
      Lexar 2GB (80x) CF card  (Ritz Camera $250)
      SanDisk CF card reader/writer (Best Buy $22)
04  SanDisk SD card reader/writer (Best Buy $22)
05  SanDisk 2GB (Ultra II) CF card (Best Buy $101)
12  Micro Nikkor 55mm F2.8 - Remove oil (Samy's Camera $46)
2007 03  AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G (Ritz Camera $750)
07  Lowe Pro Ridge 30 case (Best Buy $12)
     Lexar Professional 8GB (133x) CF card (Fry's $150)
    
Nikon D200 battery EN-EL3e (Ritz Camera $50)
12  PNY USB2.0 Drive 2GB ($25)
     Sony Bravia 46in LCD TV + Sony Surround DVD
      (Best Buy $2000)
     Circular PL filter (Slim) 72mm B+W
      (Samy's Camera $216)
   
 
2008 01  Velbon Ultra Max i mini tripod (Yodobashi,Tokyo $82)
     Nikon D300 (Ritz Camera $1800)
     SanDisk 8GB (Extreme III) CF card ($110)
02  Nikon Angle Viewfinder DR-6 (Amazon $190)
04  AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED (Adorama $570)
04  Garmin nuvi 200 GPS (Wal Mart $160)
06  MyBook (Essential) 1 TB Ext HD (WD $235) 
07  MyBook (Essential) 1 TB Ext HD ($215) 
08  Olympus Stylus 340 + HP Officejet J4580 printer
      (Ritz Camera $185 w/rebate)
 
2009 03  Step-up ring 49-52 (Hooper Camera $13)
11  Sony Vaio laptop (6GB RAM/ATI Radeon/500GB) (Best Buy $1000)
 
2010    
2011 05  MyPassport 750GB Ext HD (Best Buy $79)
      MyPassport 750GB Ext HD (Best Buy $79)
 
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