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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michael. Smile

Your post makes me feel that I made a bargain too buying a Contax 137 MD Quartz. My first Contax either.

I got it in a bag with : a Carl Zeiss Planar 1.7/50mm T* with pouch, rear and front caps, a Sigma 4-5.6/75-300mm DL with pouch and caps, 3 Cokin filters.

All that for 80.

I replaced light seals, changed the leatherette, put batteries in it and it works finely.



PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: what are the biggest bargains you have found? Reply with quote

seta666 wrote:
I know that some years ago you could find very good deals, but now prices seem to have gone crazy, especially with anything with zeiss or SMC written on it
In my case these would be:
-Tamron SP 90 2.5 macro with OM, FD and C/Y adapters, near mint condition 16� on a local cash converters few months ago.
- Fujinon W EBC 35mm 2.8 with hood, quite beaten up on the outside but lenses OK, 5� on a local market some months ago too

And also very good deals, my yashicas MLs, from 35� (28mm, 50mm 1.7) to 150�(24mm), tokina 17mm 65�, mint Mir-20 150�, 3 leitz summars for 150�, etc....


Now tell me about your findings and make me cry Wink


Two Questar 7 telescope tubes, focal length 2700mm each. New cost? $13,500/ea. Surplus cost? $1000 for both.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prakticar 1.4/50 for 50ukp. First lens I've bought in ages.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iangreenhalgh1 wrote:
Prakticar 1.4/50 for 50ukp. First lens I've bought in ages.


I've just spent 50 too on a Tokina AT-X 28-135mm c/w original hood and case. I hope it's as good as you say it is Ian! Wink Smile


PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Biggest bargain so far Reply with quote

Here is my biggest bargain so far. Got these 4 lenses + camera for about $150.
Now i'm waiting for an adapter so i can test the lenses too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Biggest bargain so far Reply with quote

Gote wrote:
Here is my biggest bargain so far. Got these 4 lenses + camera for about $150.
Now i'm waiting for an adapter so i can test the lenses too.

Welcome to the forum Smile
Try to upload again, first-time posters can't upload photos until their second post (anti-spamming measure I think this is, but I'm not sure).


PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Biggest bargain so far Reply with quote

Gote wrote:
Here is my biggest bargain so far. Got these 4 lenses + camera for about $150.
Now i'm waiting for an adapter so i can test the lenses too.

Strange things are happening with this site... I saw your great camera and lenses for about 10 seconds and then they disappeared, to be seen no more! I hope no one stole them Very Happy
You got a fantastic deal! Both the 85mm and the 25mm alone were worth it. Congratulations!
That Topcon gear is so beautiful. Smile


PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DigiChromeEd wrote:
iangreenhalgh1 wrote:
Prakticar 1.4/50 for 50ukp. First lens I've bought in ages.


I've just spent �50 too on a Tokina AT-X 28-135mm c/w original hood and case. I hope it's as good as you say it is Ian! Wink Smile


The one I have, badged Konica Zoom-Hexanon is fantastic, sharp as a razor even wide open at the 135 end.

Hopefully yours will be the same. It's a big heavy beast, not used mine in a long time.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one, list price new: $5.350

http://www.macrolenses.de/ml_detail_sl.php?ObjektiveNr=299



... for a small fraction Laugh 1


PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing deal! Like 1 Congrats


PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kievuser wrote:
Amazing deal! Like 1 Congrats


Yes it was (is)!! Whoo Turtle


PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the case when you exclaim "Why not me?!" Searching in ebay sold items I fall on a new Leica Colorplan, in original package, for... 3.63 eur. Not that you cannot find it only 5 times more expensive, used, and that will still be a very good deal. But it is always pleasant to pay for such a nice lens what you literally call "peanuts".


PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Nikkormat (working, but a bit dangled), with an Micro-Nikkor Ai 3.5/55mm and a Nikkor Ai 3.5/28mm, plus the (still nice looking) box of the Micro Nikkor. All that for CHF 50.-- / EUR 45.--. I hesitate a bit to buy it, because i already have the Micro Nikkor, and 50.-- for the 3.5/28mm seems a bit high. Later i discover that the "Micro Nikkor" box contains a mint Nikkor 1.2/55mm ...

Wink


PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
A Nikkormat (working, but a bit dangled), with an Micro-Nikkor Ai 3.5/55mm and a Nikkor Ai 3.5/28mm, plus the (still nice looking) box of the Micro Nikkor. All that for CHF 50.-- / EUR 45.--. I hesitate a bit to buy it, because i already have the Micro Nikkor, and 50.-- for the 3.5/28mm seems a bit high. Later i discover that the "Micro Nikkor" box contains a mint Nikkor 1.2/55mm ...

Wink


What a terrific surprise.
Good on you
Tom


PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't hunt them out, so it's by accident. But I found a Carl Zeiss Biotar f2 58mm on the end of a Practica IV B in a second hand shop. The camera was going for £5. The lens is now on the end of my Pentax SV -



PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
A Nikkormat (working, but a bit dangled), with an Micro-Nikkor Ai 3.5/55mm and a Nikkor Ai 3.5/28mm, plus the (still nice looking) box of the Micro Nikkor. All that for CHF 50.-- / EUR 45.--. I hesitate a bit to buy it, because i already have the Micro Nikkor, and 50.-- for the 3.5/28mm seems a bit high. Later i discover that the "Micro Nikkor" box contains a mint Nikkor 1.2/55mm ...

Wink


OMG, what a luck you had!! Like 1 small Like 1 small Like 1 small


PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark nice catch !

this week i get
minolta rokkor pg 50mm 1,4 + srt 101
minolta rokkor pg 50mm 1,4 + srt 303
70euros

olympus rokkor 21mm f3.5 for 70e, better bargain Wink


PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thebbm wrote:

...
olympus rokkor 21mm f3.5 for 70e, better bargain Wink


That's a very nice find as well ... Wink
Stephan


PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vivitar 85-205 f3,8 #22xxxx (Kiron).
On flea market yesterday, $5.-
Good lens, almost no CA, long, like 3 battery projector.


PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acquired two more original 1960's tamrons for my little collection for under a tenner each. I had the 450mm f8 previously, but sold it, the 400mm f7.5 is a new one to me. Just been revisiting Luis' original thread on that - fine pics he took on his K100! Took a couple of quick test pics - certainly seems sharp.



PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno, Is an Hexanon 28mm f3.5 for €15 a bargain ? Lens looks brand new, very much to my surprise as it wasn't getting sold on the local web site ... Wink


PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rigel wrote:
Dunno, Is an Hexanon 28mm f3.5 for €15 a bargain ? ...


i don't know ... but i know the Hexanon AR 28mm f1.8 certainly was a bargain when a collegue of mine found it one year ago, for CHF 60.-- at a local charity shop Wink

Stephan


PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rigel wrote:
Dunno, Is an Hexanon 28mm f3.5 for €15 a bargain ? Lens looks brand new, very much to my surprise as it wasn't getting sold on the local web site ... Wink

For those seeking to break records, 15 euros (or whatever '' is) may not seem very impressive, but there aren't many lenses I wouldn't buy for the price of an average quality lunch with my eyes closed. Smile


PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
i don't know ... but i know the Hexanon AR 28mm f1.8 certainly was a bargain when a collegue of mine found it one year ago, for CHF 60.-- at a local charity shop Wink
Stephan

Holy smokes, that's an even better bargain than mine. I got mine for the equiv. of $90 a few years ago. Gotta love them "charity shops" Smile Too bad there aren't any in my end of the woods Sad


PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

konicamera wrote:
stevemark wrote:
i don't know ... but i know the Hexanon AR 28mm f1.8 certainly was a bargain when a collegue of mine found it one year ago, for CHF 60.-- at a local charity shop Wink
Stephan

Holy smokes, that's an even better bargain than mine. I got mine for the equiv. of $90 a few years ago. Gotta love them "charity shops" Smile Too bad there aren't any in my end of the woods Sad

Not bad - I would have bought it even for 120 EUR Wink ...

Nevertheless i am surprised about all the stuff being thrown away by uninformed people. I even managed to save things like a fully working Minolta XM with the rare AE-S finder or an early chrome nose FD 2.8/24mm from the "wastebin" of a local photography shop. Others are selling their used stuff for a low price (such as my recent find of a Tamron SP 2.8/75-150mm SoftFocus & SP 24-50mm for CHF 100.--), instead of throwing it away. Some charity shops, however, have someone who knows cameras - that's how i got my Minolta MC 2/100mm: The person in charge did contact me, because he noticed on my website that there was no photo of an MC 2/100mm!! Knowing that the money would be used to help alcoholics, i was easily willing to pay the "normal" price.

Stephan