Nice Surprise in NJ -- Contarex, Complete

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by zenrhino, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. zenrhino

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    I had a great surprise when I was on vacation this last week.

    My friend's inlaws asked me to look at a camera owned by their late father and see if I thought it would be worth any money.

    They set a suitcase-size box on the table and inside was a Zeiss Contarex. Two, actually. One of each body.

    Complete with every lens made for it down to the 15mm. All in impeccable condition. No fungus, no stuck shutter, no oily blades. He even had things like the bellows, right angle viewer, the shoe finders for all the wide lenses, etc etc.

    I'm no camera dealer but according to Ebay it'll pay for the granddaughters first semester at NYU. Hopefully B&H will do right by them.
     
  2. Christopher Walrath

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    Best to either advertise locally or else gwt you to broker it for them. That way you can field test it, huh...
     
  3. Joe Grodis

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    Wow! What a spectacular find! Sounds like one of those Urban legend stories. I don't know if I'd have the heart to part with such a find.
     
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    It definitely needs extensive testing!



    Steve.
     
  5. Jeff Kubach

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    That is one heck of a find! Worth a good bit of money.

    Jeff