Beater Rolleiflex 2.8 Planar

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  1. wilsonneal

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    Total beater Rolleiflex 2.8 Planar

    This camera was once owned by Jack Bradley, jazz impressario, photographer of Louis Armstrong http://www.libertyhall.com/stamp/bradley.html

    The camera is WELL used. With missing paint, and wavy metal on the front panel and camera back. It has a short scratch on the taking element, pictured in the photos attached. This imperfection in the taking lens doesn't seem to impact the images unless you shoot directly into the sun. I've made nice images with this camera. It shoots. It focuses. The "B" setting stays open until you move the shutter speed dial. Other than that, all speeds work and are close to marked speed.

    It's a good kick around on the beach camera. If it gets damaged, you won't feel bad. It's already been to hell and back. If you research images of Louis Armstrong, shot by Jack Bradley, know that the pictures were done with this camera. According to Jack, who I met a few years ago when I bought this camera, it was his only camera. He'd bought it new, and used the hell out of it. Wasn't interested in gear at all...just interested in capturing his friend Louis in his daily life.
    http://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/news/article.php?An-Evening-in-Louis-Armstrong-s-Garden-39

    Comes packed in a nice leather Rolleiflex case.

    $250 OR BEST OFFER shipped in lower 48. Shipping to CA negotiable.

    Thanks,
    Neal
     

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    Price too high? Make an offer. Not going to give it away, as it can sit on the shelf as an interesting collector's item, but will listen to reasonable offers.
     
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    Man I am soooooo tempted...
    How much does a fairly clean one go for these days?
     
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    Sold.
     
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