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What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 02, 2016 03:19PM
I am sitting here contemplating purchasing a Nikon 400mm AF-I lens. It weighs about 16 pounds, about twice the weight of modern 400mm 2.8 lenses. Originally manufactured in 1994, it isn't exactly cutting edge. I used this lens in my college days and would love to have it just for nostalgic purposes. It would be impractical to won and there are other lenses I could buy. I imagine putting this on a Nikon F4 and shooting a roll of film.

What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 02, 2016 03:32PM
"Old time" candy (at "new time" prices) at Cracker Barrel. old fogey smileyboink smiley



.....I'm still waiting for Cracker Barrel to offer "Walnettos"........



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 02, 2016 03:34PM
.....astronaut diapers.....for that long ride.........???



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 02, 2016 03:38PM
I bought a Konica T4 a few years ago just because it was my first camera and would complete my collection of all the primary cameras I owned during my career (T4, Nikon F2, FM, F4, Kodak NC1000, Nikon 8008s, Nikon D1, Canon 30D)

I also bought a Zagnut candy bar because they were my childhood favorite



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: mstudio
Date: July 02, 2016 03:40PM
Well, you at least would get some use out of the lens you are looking at. I just bought a 20mm lens with viewfinder for my old Nikonos cameras. I have no plans on doing any more diving, at least not with a film camera. Totally useless, but I never had one.
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 02, 2016 03:47PM
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mstudio
Well, you at least would get some use out of the lens you are looking at. I just bought a 20mm lens with viewfinder for my old Nikonos cameras. I have no plans on doing any more diving, at least not with a film camera. Totally useless, but I never had one.

I wish I had known, I would have sold you mine as I've been meaning to get rid of it along with my Ikelite strobes



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: hal
Date: July 02, 2016 03:51PM
As a childhood baseball FANATIC, I spent many hours reading through my Baseball Encyclopedia and still can conjure odd stats seemingly from out of nowhere.

When the family moved when I was 12, I decided that I had outgrown this hobby and I let it go.

One day a few years ago, I found myself on a baseball stats site because I just had to know some little bit of info and fondly thought back to those days with my Baseball Encyclopedia. Then jumped straight to ebay, found the same version I had way back when and bought it! I almost never pull it down from the shelf, but I'm SO GLAD to have it back.

SO HAPPY!





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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 02, 2016 03:55PM
Maybe I will track down ones of these:





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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: fauch
Date: July 02, 2016 04:17PM
Smokey and the Bandit trilogy on DVD...
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: 3d
Date: July 02, 2016 04:26PM
I scoured Google and eBay for weeks looking for this robot from my childhood. I traded it away to a classmate for a Nintendo Game & Watch. I had no idea what it was called. I just knew it was Japanese. From the 80s. It transformed bit and had flying fists. Needless to say the search query came back with 10,000 hits.

Behold the GoDaikin Goggle V.

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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 02, 2016 04:38PM
They released recreations of the old Mattel hand-held sports games a few years back. I snapped up Football II.

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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: July 02, 2016 04:40PM
Finally tracked down a SaraLee Pecan Coffee Cake.

Todd's sweet-breakfast keyboard
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Drew
Date: July 02, 2016 04:50PM
Wow! Almost forgot about these. Lotsa fun!

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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 02, 2016 04:54PM
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pRICE cUBE
Maybe I will track down ones of these:
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Danny,

Then you will appreciate what I have. The Times was throwing them into the trash sometime around 2005, I grabbed it for old times sake. I used one like it in 98-99, including throughout Nicaragua and Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. I sent photos back using Transmit on a Powerbook 5300.





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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 02, 2016 05:14PM
Bought a Pentax film camera a few years ago. Only shot one or two rolls of nostalgically purchased film.
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: July 02, 2016 05:26PM
I still buy Hot Wheels occasionally.

Pity what happened to Matchbox, though, which were always superior.
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Jack D.
Date: July 02, 2016 06:49PM
I had one of these back in the 70's and I've been thinking of getting another one....or a train set.





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Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: July 02, 2016 07:24PM
Many years ago I purchased a 'bto' Rickenbacker 360-12 in Ruby Red (@ the time it wasn't a standard color) with chrome hardware and a vintage case.
Always wanted one because of McGuinn, Townshend, & Carl Wilson playing them.
Based on the last insurance appraisal, it was a very good investment.





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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 02, 2016 07:37PM
Apple stock.



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 02, 2016 10:14PM
A train set. For my young son who never used it.



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 02, 2016 10:28PM
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Ombligo
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pRICE cUBE
Maybe I will track down ones of these:
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Danny,

Then you will appreciate what I have. The Times was throwing them into the trash sometime around 2005, I grabbed it for old times sake. I used one like it in 98-99, including throughout Nicaragua and Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. I sent photos back using Transmit on a Powerbook 5300.


I would love to have one as museum piece. Then I can tell all those young whippersnappers about how we had to haul a mortar brick with us when we used to shoot digital.



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 02, 2016 10:40PM
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Will Collier
They released recreations of the old Mattel hand-held sports games a few years back. I snapped up Football II.


I bought one of those on eBay to give as a gift for a '70s-themed costume party a decade or so ago. The guy who won it was so happy he actually teared up.



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: jh
Date: July 02, 2016 11:58PM
My older brother got a Lionel O gauge steam locomotive train set shortly after WWII. We used to get the train set down from the attic each Christmas and once or twice during the summer and I remember as a small kid in the 50's having a heck of of a time watching it go around the tracks in our den. When we grew up he took the train set with him to where he now lives and once told me he kept it in a storage building and the train/weather ruined it. Stuff is probably worth some money now.

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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 03, 2016 12:14AM
Rainier beer.
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 03, 2016 01:33AM
6" S&W Mod. 28.





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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 03, 2016 06:32AM
portable typewriter.
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 03, 2016 07:56AM
I've always wanted a180mm ED Nikon from the 80s, as that was the news photog lens to have
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: July 03, 2016 11:05AM
I found my high school boombox on eBay. Sony CFS-DW60 Mega Bass Boombox. Lots of fond memories of listening to it on the back porch playing ping pong with friends (I also bought a ping pong table). The tape bays don't work properly but I don't have any tapes to play anyway. I keep it in the garage attached to an airport express for music. The sound is better than I expected as long as I keep the volume reasonable.

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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 03, 2016 12:29PM
A set of Ultraman DVD's.

I think I watched one or two episodes.
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 03, 2016 12:51PM
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mrbigstuff
I've always wanted a180mm ED Nikon from the 80s, as that was the news photog lens to have

The pre-Ed 180 was the lens to have, I use to love that lens. I used the same lens from 1979 to 1990, when it was stolen with almost all me gear It was a costly lens, around $600 in the late 70's (when EPOI was the US Nikon distributor and jacked up the prices). When the ED version came out, it was quickly supplanted by the 80-200 ED (later IF-ED). The ED was still a nice lens, but not as well balanced as the earlier version, nor as versatile as the zoom.



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: rexs
Date: July 03, 2016 01:12PM
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Racer X
Rainier beer.
I worked there for 10 years, during their great ads era.
I haven't had one in years
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 03, 2016 04:40PM
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davemchine
I found my high school boombox on eBay. Sony CFS-DW60 Mega Bass Boombox. Lots of fond memories of listening to it on the back porch playing ping pong with friends (I also bought a ping pong table). The tape bays don't work properly but I don't have any tapes to play anyway. I keep it in the garage attached to an airport express for music. The sound is better than I expected as long as I keep the volume reasonable.

Ha, yes! I had one of these beauties in the 80's, and bought another on eBay a few years ago, just because of how awesome they are. Panasonic RX-5050:





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Posted by: kurtzie
Date: July 03, 2016 04:51PM
Just this week I bought a 6 pack of Old Style Beer. In fact I'm having one right now.
Not nearly as refreshing as I remember as a teenager though. I guess my tastes have improved. dunno smiley
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Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 03, 2016 06:46PM
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rexs
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Racer X
Rainier beer.
I worked there for 10 years, during their great ads era.
I haven't had one in years

I think Pabst started brewing it again. My bar has it on tap.
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: July 03, 2016 07:39PM
1975 Chevy Corvette.

I always liked that generations style, although '75 wasn't my first pick in year. It was just too much of a smokin' deal to pass up.

No buyers remorse here. driving smiley



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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 03, 2016 08:05PM
I get that. I'd like another 454 'vette again.
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Re: What's a nostalgic purchase you have made for the heck of it?
Posted by: decay
Date: July 04, 2016 10:51PM
this book I had as a kid.

[www.amazon.com]

i didn't pay anything CLOSE to that, though!



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