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    Nice Surprise in NJ -- Contarex, Complete

    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.

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    Wirelessly posted (BBBold: BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.297 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    Best to either advertise locally or else gwt you to broker it for them. That way you can field test it, huh...
    Thank you.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    or else gwt you to broker it for them. That way you can field test it, huh...
    It definitely needs extensive testing!



    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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

    Jeff



 

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