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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Solms Camera Show Nov 2008 - the Report... Reply with quote

OK, here we go.

Once again, it was a great experience to be at the Solms Camera Show. This time I went with a friend of mine and we had a great time.

Again, so much fantastic gear - and so little money. Wink

I have the impression that the prices (although still pretty high) have become considerably lower in the last years. Very special items are very expensive (Nikon 28Ti like new for 450,-), but there are more and more lenses and cams that are sold at rather nice prices.

Just to mention some:

- Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2.8/180 (outside looked like new, blades perfect, inside some dust and perhaps the first signs of fungus?) for 100,-

- Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 2.8/180 (latest version, brandnew and thus mint!) for 190,-

- Tomioka Revuenon 1.4/55 in very good condition for 70,-

- Leica Summicron 2.0/35 (late version, absolutely mint!) for 330,-

- Nikkor 1.4/50 (with some spots at the front lens) for 30,-

etc.

I have talked to many sellers, some were really friendly and entertaining (others... OK, let's just forget them Wink).

Here are some shots:




The seller on the left with the dark jacket, who is almost hidden by the seller in the front, was very interesting to talk to, a Leica collector for decades, he had much to tell!




You could get older and newer stuff there...


...and of course almost all the additional equipment you could wish for.


The gentleman on the right (with the grey jacket and red shirt) is my favourite seller. We immediately shake hands when we meet and start to talk for quite a while about lenses and so on. Oh, do I have a problem if a seller knows me that well?? Wink




Some valuable M-stuff had to wait for customers behind bars. Laughing


As you can see, I was not the only one who shot with a Leica lens on a Canon cam. Wink
This guy seemed very nice. I have given the mflenses address to him...


Not only 35mm film...


This is a Steinheil Casca, a very intersting rangefinder cam with exchangable lenses. The price for this cam? About 400,-.


It just was a great place to be...



BTW, I have bought several lens caps and hoods as well as this little lens gem:


And all shots from the fair taken with this one on the 40D: Wink

JPG, straight from the cam, apart from resizing no PP. What a fantstic lens!!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report, thanks for sharing !!
So, since when you are owner of the Summicron 50? Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice reportage Carsten!
congrats for your new 50mm, it seems to make decent photos


PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Great report, thanks for sharing !!
So, since when you are owner of the Summicron 50? Very Happy

Since Nov 29. Wink


PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very dangerous places to visit! I always find myself with more lenses and fewer money than expected.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to mention that I saw a Rollei Distagon HFT 2.8/35 (very nice condition) for 70,-.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems you had great fun! Many thanks for nice report! I wish to see some pictures with your new lens!


PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent report as usual Carsten. Cool

Thank you for taking the time to do it too. Smile


PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drule... Laughing
I'd like to go to one of those. Unfortunately they dont have them here in Scotland. Plus I wouldn't have the money I suppose... Embarassed