FS: Vivitar 35ES black

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  1. Jon Goodman

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    Here's a very nice Vivitar 35ES in black (and honestly I don't think they came in another color). This as you may already know is related to the Minolta Hi-Matic 7sii, but with a few differences. Actually I believe this, the 7sii, the Revue 400 and all similar were made by Cosina. This one has a nice clean and bright viewfinder and rangefinder patch. It has a very clean and fungus-free lens, shutter & aperture seem to still be working fine (has been months since I've used it), self-timer works well, has nice action, comes with an Olympus lens filter (UV) and lens cap and has been completely re-sealed (including the important and odd-shaped film canister pad). Lens focusing is stiffer than some similar rangefinders of this same size (Canonet), but not by much. Actually this is a positive if you're doing street photography and using one set distance. Overall this camera is very decent in appearance, but there is an area of paint...blemish, oddity? around the viewfinder window and the "f" in the abbreviation "ft" on the distance ring has been damaged. Personally I'd just touch the shutter ring up with some black paint and leave it at that, but I left it alone. Other than street photography you may have little need for zone-focusing, after all. Should be a fine one for you and this camera has always been known to take sharp photos. Has a 40mm f: 1.7 lens, shutter speeds from 8 to 500 and B. $65 plus actual postage.

    PayPal ok for international but check/cash/money order for domestic sales please.

    Jon
     

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    I'll vouch for this camera. I have one of these and also an EE and a couple of EM's too. Decently built and very sharp lenses. Tiny little things.
     
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    Let's bring this one back to the surface and offer at $55 plus postage.
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    How much would cost to ship it to Brazil(Belo Horizonte, MG)?
     
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    Bom dia! The USPS website says First Class International would be about $16 and Priority would be about $35 (since it is not packed, I am estimating the weight.
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    Interested here for Germany! Offer Paypal Payment.
     
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    Hallo und danke! PayPal is ok. Please send me a PM with your mailing address.
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    Hi Jon,

    is the item still available?

    Any reply is much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Robert
     
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    Hi Robert,
    Very sorry I did not see your note...have been working where there is no internet for the past couple of months. The camera is still here. Please tell me if you're still interested.
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    Vivitar 35 ES black

    Jon,

    sorry for late reply. Haven't been active in internet lately. Yes, I am still interested. Please hit me with your best shot (price-wise of course) + postage to Malaysia.

    Thanks

    Robert

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.:smile:
     
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    Sorry, probably best if you will give me your reply to : bobds78@gmail.com

    thanks

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    Hello Robert,
    Very sorry but it headed off to the UK a bit before Christmas. I hope all is well with you and yours, and I hope you enjoyed the holiday.
    Best regards,
    Jon
     
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    :sad:Uh oh...there goes my baby...hope she would find a good home.

    Oh well, thanks for the info. I had been busy with year end programs so much so that I forgot all about this sweet Vivitar 35 es.

    A Happy New Year to you Jon.

    p/s. If you have any of those niceties RF from the late 60's & 70's, just let me know.

    All the best

    Robert
     
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    Robert, I think I might have a 35ES or 35EE if you're interested (might have both). Will have to look after I get back from vacation in a couple days though...
     
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    Hmm, might have an EM too...
     
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    Yes, the 35 ES please:tongue:

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    The last two rangefinders I have are: a Zorki 4 (the first year with year matching Jupiter 8) plus 3 other lenses. It won't be in the same price range as the Vivitar, but anyone who has ever owned the first year of the Zorki 4 (and I'm willing to bet I might be the only person on APUG who has) already knows why it can never be in that range. And an Olympus 35RC in very good to excellent condition...but I've agreed to give another member first look at it if I decide to sell.
    Jon
     
  18. Richard S. (rich815)

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    Not to further piggyback in this FS thread but since its sold......anyway mine is not an ES, its an EE.