[EXPIRED] cheap (OR FREE, see rules), fast manual tele

Discussion in 'Expired Listings' started by Luke, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Here's a thrift store find that's been sitting since I bought it this summer. I guess I'm not that much of a manual focus guy.

    It's a Carenar 135mm f2.8 in a m42 screw mount. I paid $20 for it, I just want to recoup my $20 and cover fees and shipping so it's $32 to you (anywhere in the US). Alternately, A NEW donation of $35 to support Mu-43.com will also get it done. I'll just need some sort of evidence. And I'll gladly pay the shipping to echo my support of this great forum. Ho-Ho-Ho!

    Here's a couple shots of it.
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    Please note that the m42 to m43 mount you see in the photo does not come with it.

    Here's a shot I took with it.....certainly not high art.
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    No PP on this either, it's SOOC. He was sitting all the way across the room. A 135mm f2.8 can be a LOT of fun. Obviously it's not crazy sharp like modern native glass, but there is no modern native lens this fast at this focal length....not by a long shot. (Oh how I wish there were.....are you listening Oly and Panny?)

    It's solidly built and has a nice heft to it. Glass appears to be in excellent shape (with screw-on front and rear caps it's obviously been well cared for). It's not mint, but it's not a beater either. For the price, you can't go wrong.

    pm with questions or a commitment to purchase.
     
  2. Luke

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    Saturday morning bump ....support your favorite forum and it's free!
     
  3. Luke

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    final bump before it drop it off at the Goodwill store....and let someone else find it locally.
     
  4. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Sep 13, 2010
    Hey Luke I was trying to check out your sample shot but it says its private?

    Also do you know if shipping is a lot more to Canada?
     
  5. Luke

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    Jul 30, 2010
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    the sample photo is garbage and I missed focus (I think the focus might be somewhere around the cushion on the right....shallow dof, bright sun and not using enlarged screen for test shot are all culprits), but I'll un-private-ize it for you. I'll weigh it and check postal rates.....it might be a fair bit more since it's kinda heavy.

    Looks like it's around $10 to ship to Canada, too. So same price for you if you like what you see in the miserable test shot.