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    The best film camera money can buy?

    Are you serious? The best film camera money can buy? I'm going to start including that phrase in all and any of my sales.

    http://annapolis.craigslist.org/pho/3426468967.html

    edit - It's a 1958 Contarex Bullseye w/ 55mm 1.4F lens
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    What is it?

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    Brian it's a 1958 Contarex Bullseye w/ 55mm 1.4F lens

    I don't know much about it but I found the ad funny and the price a little ridiculous ($2000) but maybe I don't know anything about collector's items

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    I like how the pictures were taken in the back of a car. Very Classy!

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    The lens is certainly one of the best standard lenses for a 35mm SLR ever made.
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    Very cool. I don't know what the prices are like for htose... but they are very cool.

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    Certainly not $2k.

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    $2K is a bit on the high side but not unusual for this camera and lens combo. The Bullseye is the most visually impressive 35mm Slr but not the most usable camera. The lenses for this camera are some of the best equaling Leica optics. I'd love to own one just not for this price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Certainly not $2k.
    I did see one go some years ago for $1800, but it had a gaggle of awesome lenses. For the record, Conterex has a fine pedigree, was uber expensive in its day, and is sharp as a tack. This should fetch $300-500 dollars. Unless I'm missing something $2k is a bit optimistic, but you never know. Maybe these things have gone up in the last few years. It is a super good camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaa View Post
    I like how the pictures were taken in the back of a car. Very Classy!
    Haha, I totally forgot about that, that's probably the best part - $2000 best film camera money can buy, here's me holding it in the back of a minivan!

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