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FS: SFX/SFXn AA battery grips

johnha
Posted 06/12/2020 - 18:12 Link
Hi All, I have two for sale, they're £30 each with UK postage. They're compatible with each other and both cameras but they are different.

SFX: The SFX name is on the outside of the battery grip not the body - thus the correct AA grip is the one with SFX on the grip.

SFXn: The SFXn name is on the camera (inside of the grip), thus the correct AA grip is the one without a name.

Payment by PayPal (gift) preferred.

John
womble
Posted 06/12/2020 - 18:52 Link
Message sent.
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johnha
Posted 07/12/2020 - 07:16 Link
SFXn grip is reserved.
johnha
Posted 18/12/2020 - 07:21 Link
SFXn grip sold, the SFX version is still available.
johnha
Posted 05/02/2021 - 12:42 Link
Bump
davidwozhere
Posted 06/02/2021 - 00:21 Link
The SFX one works perfectly well on my SFXn so I think the text is for purists.
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johnha
Posted 07/02/2021 - 17:51 Link
Yes, both grips are interchangeable and work with either camera.
davidwozhere
Posted 08/02/2021 - 01:09 Link
So if just one grip has gone for £30, what would be the cost of an SFXn with its standard 'F' 28-80 lens and BOTH grips?
(Asking for a friend you understand).
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johnha
Posted 11/02/2021 - 10:07 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
So if just one grip has gone for £30, what would be the cost of an SFXn with its standard 'F' 28-80 lens and BOTH grips?

They were superb cameras back in the day (accepting the ancient AF) and indicated which way to turn the focussing ring when focussing manually. They also project a stripped pattern from the AF Illuminator meaning they can focus on a blank wall in a coal cellar. I believe the SFXn was the first camera to have a light on the top plate LCD panel (which itself is large and angled for easier viewing).

Sadly, nobody seems to want the cameras or the lithium battery grips - the only reason for buying them seems to be after spotting it has the AA battery grip attached. The 35-70 is more soughted than the 28-80 (I couldn't give away an FA 28-80).
davidwozhere
Posted 11/02/2021 - 23:39 Link
It is certainly a nice camera to hold and to use. I thought it was worth nothing at all !
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