I got a freebie a number of years ago when my father passed away. A Rolleiflex 2.8 TLR.
$14 for a Rolleiflex 2,8E (but it needed repair service for $400).
$50 for a Rangefinder-Bessa with Heliar.
Beseler 45MX with componons 50/4,80/5.6,135/5.6"S", neg holders, saunders 4blade 11x14 and a bunch of tanks, reels, safelights, etc. Free. They were about to go to the dump. I have given away most of the tanks, reels, etc. to members on this site.
"I'm still developing"
Probably a Rolleiwide in near mint condition for $750. Not cheap, but KEH offered me three times as much, cash, not trade. I imagine they would turn around and try to sell it for twice what they offered me. It is a camera I never would have dreamed of owning, especially in this condition, as prices are so high, and a Mamiya C with the 55mm is practically the same thing at a small fraction of the price. There were just under 4,000 of them made, and I found this one in a local thrift shop.
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"Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."
- Rob Tyner (1944 - 1991)
A Durst 605 with glass neg carrier, plus developing equipment £10 and a Leica IIIF with Canon F1.8 50mm both perfect condition £120
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I'm very patient so
85% of my stuff could be listed here
probably the tachihara, 90 4.5 grandagon, 150 sironar N, 12 fidelity holders, type 55, 545i, case
Thanks, Scott G
As a freebie.
A Vivitar VI enlarger with color head and a Jobo CPE2 with tons of Jobo stuff some of it new all for free from an older man that just wanted it to go to a good home.
A complete darkroom set up with an Omega D5 for $100.
Or, a really nice RB Graflex for $25, 3x4 though; but I still love it.
Ha ha. Free Rolleicord the neighbor found in his garage. He couldn't figure out where the battery went. I use the crap out of it still.
Free Leica SLR's and several lenses, plus a Rollei 35, all of it mint. Actually made some feeble attempts to talk him out of it. The premise was, at least the stuff will get used. I didn't have the heart to say, I don't have time to use the stuff I already have. If I don't get around to really putting it in service, I'll probably auction the stuff and give to a charity in his name. Is this acceptable?
I bought a really nice Beseler 45MCRX with neg holders and lenses for all formats from a local Apug member for $175. She didn't need it any more, upgraded to an 8x10 DeVere.
Also bought a Maxxum 7000 with Tokina 28-200 lens on ebay for $40.
Minolta SRT101b,Soligor 35-140,Rokkor 28mm f2.8,Rokkor 50mm f 1.7,Soligor 2x converter,Sunpak flashgun £18.99 in total