And the results are great too, looks like a long term and fruitful relationship.
Originally Posted by John McD
Got very lucky and bought a Yashica 35, which looked terrible in the auction, but only needed some superficial cleaning up to make it look as good as it seems to work.
" A loving and caring heart is the beginning of all knowledge " ~ Thomas Carlyle ~
just got a leica uv filter 39mm for my 90mm tele-elmarit leica lens. protect this house. and lens.
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A pre-war Kodak Retina IIa (type 150) with 2/50 Xenon.
A wonderful little Ansco Super Memar with the Solagon 50mm lens. Shot two rolls of film but no prints yet. Negs look great, under the loupe on the light table this is one sharp lens!
Voigtlander Vitessa Victory!!
After weeks - months - a long time looking I finally found on ebay the dedicated lens shade for my barndoor Voigtlander Vitessa L. While it was still more than I wanted to pay it does come with a leather case to hold it and three filters, which as Vitessa fans know are made of Unobtanium. And I have three of these little gems! Bwahahahaha.... [laughs hysterically and mumbles something about My Precious....]
I finally got it !
I just got the Titanium Contax G-2 with a 35 - 70 mm zoom lens.
Originally Posted by Vanishing Point Ent.
I'm still in a state of shock, when I think about it.
I bought it from my doctor. We had agreed on a price for the body alone.
I had stated my intention in June 2011. I said that I would have the money
for the body alone by Sept. We closed the deal, in the beginning of Dec.
I told him that he could get more for it on eBay, but he said that this would
be fine. " Anything to make the patient happy."
I asked him to bring a lens with it so I can test both of them. He had
previously told me that he only had the 45 & 90 mm lenses.
I asked him to bring a body cap with him as I was buying a bare body.
He said that he didn't have one. He then told me, that the camera was
in his car & that not to worry, he would include the lens with the camera.
When he walked in, I tried to identify the mounted lens, but I couldn't
at first. When I picked up the body & lens, they felt heavier than I was
used to. When I looked closely at the lens, I saw the zoom ring & I
was floored. It was the desired 35 - 70 mm zoom lens. I couldn't
test them because the batteries were dead.
He had left the power switch on.
I again reminded him that he could sell " this " on eBay, but he said
that selling it to me was fine. He wanted someone else to enjoy it.
He also said that if I had any trouble with it, I could return it for a
Full Refund. I said Thank You & hurried out of his office.
It had been sitting in a drawer & had gotten dusty. Also when I
removed the lens from the body, there was this blue goo, that
was all over the lens / body mount, but thankfully not on the
lens elements, ( I think it's lube ).
So now I need to send it to Tocad, for repair. Yes, I could return
it, but will I ? Not on your life.
eBay says that the camera by itself is worth between $400.00 - $600.00.
The zoom lens is worth between $550.00 - $750.00. The combined value
with a 200 flash which was also included is around $1,000.00, or so.
Oh and how much did I pay for this complete kit ? $300.00 !
MIRACLES STILL DO HAPPEN.
Just won a clean looking uncoupled rangefinder Agfa Isolette over at shopgoodwill.com. Comes with a leather case. This is a late model Isolette III with the Solinar 75mm f/3.5 and synchro compur shutter. Can't say I stole it -- had to pay $90 for it, but from what I've read about this model so far, it compares very favorably with such greats as the Zeiss Super Ikontas. I would have preferred a coupled rangefinder, but oh well, can't have it all.