Quote Originally Posted by John Lawrence View Post
Well, the wear devalues the item considerably ...
For a collector. If you're gonna shoot with it you may find it very valuable. The film will tell you. Follow Mr. Cardwell's good advice. The 135 Hektor is common, and highly undervalued given its imaging properties. Try it for portraits.

You know what they say: Don't judge a petzval by its finish.

And if a big smile spreads across your face when you start shooting with it, and again when you see the negatives, don't say you weren't warned.