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    Vintage: requires film

    Sold As-Is: 1) person weeding out the cameras he/she doesnt want and doesnt want to take it back or 2) doesnt work

    I dont know how to test it: 1) person doesnt know how to test it. might work, might not or 2) doesnt work but sill expects a high sell price

    rare: never seen one before, so it must be one of a kind
    "I have captured the light and arrested its flight! The sun itself shall draw my pictures!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    another of my recent favorites...it seems that every crummy old brass lens in barrel is now a Petzval....not even sure why that makes it better but, obviously, it must.
    Yup "might be a petzval" = brass

    and accordingly:

    "swirly bokeh" = "might be a petzval" = brass
    Cleared the bowel problem, working on the consonants...

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    Rare, Art Deco design, and guaranteed "arty" pictures....yep, this is for a Box Brownie! Radioactivity seems to be a great selling point as well.

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    "Rare" means they weren't any good in the first place so not many were made and they were crappy and didn't hold up very well. On eBay it means the seller is desperate and really needs to hype his crap up...

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    "Rare" tends to mean "I've never seen one of these before."

    "Excellent" occasionally means, "Excellent except for the parts that are broken."
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclarke View Post
    "Rare" means they weren't any good in the first place so not many were made and they were crappy and didn't hold up very well. On eBay it means the seller is desperate and really needs to hype his crap up...
    A variation of this:
    Rare ==> I have tried to sell it on eBay and no one bids. If I add the word and may be antique it might move. Otherwise I am out of a lot of money because I was stupid and paid too much for it in the first place. Please Buy It Now.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    "Excellent condition, few cosmetic marks and scratches, viewfinder distorted, exposure meter appears to work (not tested it), broken flash and battery coverer [sic] missing."

    It's high time bloody amateurs got their descriptions right on eBay. It is a joke reading through many pages. I reckon 99% of the time sellers of photographic equipment are in red hot pursuit of a dollar with a good prospect of overtaking it. They just do not know what they are talking about.

    Rare in eBay terms is finding solid fact amongst a welter of fiction.
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    all this talk about rare is making me want to interject with "medium well, still juicy, please!"
    I love the wilderness and I love my trail cameras, all Fuji's! :) GA645, GW690 III, and the X100 which I think is the best trail camera ever invented (to date).

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    I've seen a few Ukrainian-based auctions mention that the camera has been tested for radioactivity and is safe on that score, I guess in case you were wondering if the seller had scavenged it from Chernobyl. That would be a rare camera!

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    Unsafe at any (film) speed. Can also be used as a cordless night light.
    Richard

    Why are there no speaker jacks on a stereo camera?

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