Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hoskinson
KEH "Bargain" 70-79% of original condition. Shows more than average wear. May have dents, dings and a goodly amount of brassing and finish loss. Glass may have marks that should not affect picture quality.


Forget it!

Build quality of the Ikon/Planar? Haven't seen one taken apart and analyzed. I would expect it to be Excellent.
I haven't bought from KEH in years, but everyone I know who's bought "bargain" from KEH lately has been THRILLED. Often the item is in excellent or better condition, plus KEH is very good on returns if you're not satisfied.

That said, I'd opt for the new Zeiss anyway.