Garage Sale Find!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by bmac, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. bmac

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    I recently picked up two vintage 35mm cameras for $1.. yep... one buck! I got an Exakta VX500 with a 50mm Exaktar lens, and a Neoca Range Finder. The Exakta is in great shape, a little brassing on the body, but mechanically sound. It sounds like a freekin cannon going off when you use a slow shutter speed... can you say mirror slap?!@#? I have been able to find a little info on the Exakta online, but nothing on the Neoca. Anyone have any 411 for me?
     
  2. G O'Connor

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    Don't have any info, but I once found an extremely clean Canon AE-1 with an almost mint lens for $10 at a yard sale.
     
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    congrats!

    I dream of finding a bargain/curio/etc at a garage sale. Actually going to them would help my cause I guess [​IMG]

    no info on the camera though!
     
  4. David A. Goldfarb

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    I think there's an Exacta users group on Yahoo!Groups. There's also a rangefinder group on Topica where some collector might know something about the Neoca.
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    There is an Exakta group on topica.com,
    and a good site on www.ihagee.org, if you haven't found it yet.
     
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    [​IMG] congrats on your find.how about this walked into a trift store, picked up a camera about the size of a box of cigarrets, the lady at couter said, i could have it for free, it was a rollie 35 in mint codition , also picked up a canonet ql17 for 5 bucks, look a you shall find.
     
  8. bmac

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    Yup,

    Got my Yashica D in mint condition for $20 in a thrift shop too. Now if only I could find a nice ULF for under $20...
     
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    I hate to brag but I got a "20x24" or so Seal dry mount press dirty buy working for $15.00 and they were glad for me to take it. Cleaned up really nice.

    lee/c
     
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    I went to the church rummage sale and saw a camera bag that said 65.00.

    I looked and immediately plunked 65 dollars down. It was a pristine Nikonis III with 2 lenses. It also had a new Minolta Maxum TTL flash.

    I sold the flash to my local minolta dealer for 60 bucks.

    Net cost - $5.00.
     
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    Just picked up a Graflex 6x7 roll film back for my 4x5 for get this $2 Canadian!
     
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    I hate you!

    Damn, Canadians....Always going on about their better beer, cheap roll backs, and superior bacon.....

    :smile:
     
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    you want some snow,,,I'll sell it to you. $5 and pound. FedEx charges extra.
     
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    You guys been reading about Boston?

    I'm about thirty miles north-northeast, and we just got clobbered!!! Reports are that we have one (1) meter! (39.5" !!!) out of that last set of flurries.
    Not as bad as the "Great Cape Ann Blizzard" in 1970 - we racked up 50" (!!!!) on that one - with drifts over the tops of the telephone poles in places.
     
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    Sounds lovely Ed. All that time you can spend in the darkroom now.
     
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    any one from india here??
     
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    Looking out at all this snow ... I might just be THERE soon. India sounds reather appealing at the moment.

    By the way ... Welcome!!, Uma!
     
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    Uma,
    I am from India, Bangalore to be specific. moved to the US of A, currently trying to dig myself out of the snow (along with Ed).
     
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    hi
    i am from mumbai , presently working as quality control incharge of a photolab
    nice to see you
     
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    Anybody want to buy some rain? Loads here in blighty at the moment.....
     
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    don't you ALWAYS have rain? :smile:

    ps: and fog, too.
     
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    Be happy to get some here even as snow.
     
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    All the rain that doesn't drop off in England falls on Norway a day later. I like to know that it's raining in England :wink: