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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahoy all lens and gear pirates!

updated (received Sun $9 ebay 24-40mm - mintish deluxe condition)

Sleeper Lens?
This should be a top 10; it meets the criteria of being obscure, relatively unknown, has no stable history or established pattern of value... is more often than not valued inexpensively, keeping consistent this idea, "it is trapped in a vicious cycle where value falsely determines quality". The Minolta 250mm F5.6 mirror is the antithesis of a Sleeper Lens where little quality creates a highly inflated value absent of explanation, commonly summed up in one word "crazy"




Handheld, just fooling around for the first time with it...Top 10 Sleeper Lens no doubt in my mind


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats very jealous of the konica hex find...what's the ball park price so i'm hopefully less envious.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought a Minolta Rokkor-X 250mm f5.6 in a lot of 9 cameras and 11 lenses. $70USD for all of it.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rybolt wrote:
I recently bought a Minolta Rokkor-X 250mm f5.6 in a lot of 9 cameras and 11 lenses. $70USD for all of it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently got this thing in the thrift store
http://forum.mflenses.com/pentax-af-adapter-1-7-t78916.html

But did not have a camera to use it on so I looked out for something cheap.
Found this whole set for 99€
It includes
K10D with grip and 3 batteries
Standard pentax lens 18-55
Another pentax lens 28-80
Sigma 17-70
Sigma 10-20
Aaaaaaaaaaand
Another one of those af adapters. Never saw one in my life and now I have 2 :-/



PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found a CZ Jena 300/4 for 35€ (41$).


PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

!Karen wrote:
I recently got this thing in the thrift store
http://forum.mflenses.com/pentax-af-adapter-1-7-t78916.html

But did not have a camera to use it on so I looked out for something cheap.
Found this whole set for 99€
It includes
K10D with grip and 3 batteries
Standard pentax lens 18-55
Another pentax lens 28-80
Sigma 17-70
Sigma 10-20
Aaaaaaaaaaand
Another one of those af adapters. Never saw one in my life and now I have 2 :-/



Very well done.
K-10D is an excellent camera.
Those two Sigmas are outstanding lenses
Tom


PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

!Karen wrote:
I recently got this thing in the thrift store
http://forum.mflenses.com/pentax-af-adapter-1-7-t78916.html

But did not have a camera to use it on so I looked out for something cheap.
Found this whole set for 99€
It includes
K10D with grip and 3 batteries
Standard pentax lens 18-55
Another pentax lens 28-80
Sigma 17-70
Sigma 10-20
Aaaaaaaaaaand
Another one of those af adapters. Never saw one in my life and now I have 2 :-/



Excellent for you! My first step into digital SLR was with the Pentax K20d, but the K10d was a better camera IMO. I shot the Sigma 10-20 on it--it was very nice indeed. Bought the Siggy new--somewhere near 400 us dollars! But the Sigma 17-70 is very nice too. You really did well--congratulations. jt


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got this Zodiak-8 from a lot containing also Volna-3 (90/2.8 ), Telear-5 (250/5.6) , Kiev-6 in nice and working condition + Kiev-4 and Helios 103 as bonus. The whole lot for 80 euros Smile







PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bargain for sure Pierre
Tom


PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Master Lens Pirate level



... I just like to look at that lens


PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BurstMox wrote:
I got this Zodiak-8 from a lot containing also Volna-3 (90/2.8 ), Telear-5 (250/5.6) , Kiev-6 in nice and working condition + Kiev-4 and Helios 103 as bonus. The whole lot for 80 euros Smile




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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M42 CZ Jena 300/4 for 35€ (40$).


PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

caspert79 wrote:
M42 CZ Jena 300/4 for 35€ (40$).


Which version?

I only know the early postwar Sonnar 4/300mm, with (according to todays standards) a rather mediocre performance.
But I really appreciate it as a collectors item Wink

Stephan


PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not home now to check exactly, but I'm pretty sure it's the same one as this, only with M42 mount.



Not an early postwar version.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Six broken compact cameras for 4.95, they include two Nikon L35AF and two Canon MC, I intend to harvest the lenses and rebarrel them for use on my MILCs.

The L35AF has the 2.8/35 5e/4g Sonnar type lens that has a stellar reputation. The MC also has a 2.8/35 lens with 4e/4g and a similarly strong reputation.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
M42 CZ Jena 300/4 for 35€ (40$).


Which version?

I only know the early postwar Sonnar 4/300mm, with (according to todays standards) a rather mediocre performance.
But I really appreciate it as a collectors item Wink

Stephan


It’s a m42 Jena ‘S’ from the early sixties.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid only $50 for this beautiful Fujinon EBC 50mm F 1.4, what a steal this one was in rare Dual 55mm 2.2 M42 with no barrel cover!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Within the last year, I bought an early Takumar 100mm f/2.8 and Auto Takumar 35mm f/2.3 for $350. Sold the 100mm for $1,250 and kept the 35mm. Also paid $50 for an Olympus OM-2n, 50mm f/1.8, and leather case, all in their original boxes and unopened. Sold it for $600.

Have to fund my lens buying addiction somehow, haha.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two X-700's with 50/1.4 on each and Sigmatel 135/1.8. $160

D3200 + 35/1.8 for $380 - that's back when the body alone went for $300. Clueless pawn shop that sold it to me did not realize it was a 35/1.8 FX.