50 year old Photogenic strobes

I bought a set used set back in 72 for a studio I had. They were used from 1972 - 1982 then rarely. I have plug them in about every 6 months and cycle them about 20 times. They did get used for some product shots 2001-2010.

Plug them in this morning and still working perfect.



  • jaegerjaeger Posts: 4Member
    edited September 2019
    Many things were built in the pass are meant to last. But some greedy business people override this concept, then things are built to break. I have a Braun alarm clock that works everyday accurately for over 30 years and it's still going strong, they are still on ebay for over $100 a piece today. I bet some old AF-S and AI-S lenses will outlive modern lenses especially those with dumb OLED display which has no benefit to image quality but something to fail.
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  • framerframer Posts: 491Member
    I still own a few AI-s and use them a few times a year. 15mm 3.5, 28mm 2.8, 105mm 2.5, and a 200mm 4. They will be good when they are 100yo.
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