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Guess the camera, anyone? Guess the lens?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by kidrussell, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    Chris
    Well, I have been bitten by the legacy lens bug, and I may have gone over the top. I picked up a camera collection in an online auction last night. It will be a week before this stuff arrives, and I am curious if anyone more knowledgeable might recognize some of this stuff. I am hoping there is a lens or two in there to make it worth the trouble.

    Also, I am wondering if $146 (bid + shipping) is too much for this stuff? It is comiing from Tucson, AZ, and I figure it must be a collection that was part of an estate. My thinking was that the Pentax K1000 and the Minolta SRT 101 (the 2 I could identify) indicate he/she had decent taste, and hopefully that carried over to the lenses.

    I will say, hunting for and researching legacy lenses is fun, whether I made a good buy or not!


    Thanks for playing, and any advice on reselling some of this would be appreciated.



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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'm seeing six broken links. This is going to make guessing REALLY hard.
     
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  3. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    Chris
    I know,

    I am befuddled. How can I fix it? I copied the URL from Flickr and inserted through the icon. ???

    When I click on the icon, and choose properties, the URL there works to get to the image, so now I am really confused.

    Any advice?
     
  4. verbatimium

    verbatimium Mu-43 Veteran

    204
    Jul 17, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario
    Martin
    Copy the BBCode from flicker for the specific picture you want to post, and paste it in your message. Works every time. As simple as that.
     
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  5. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    673
    Sep 27, 2013
    FR
    Is this the rare ghost leica glass?
     
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  6. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    Chris
    Thank you. Now I can stop beating my head against the wall.
     
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Now I feel like I'm cheating.

    You paid $146. Sounds fine to me. You always decorate with the stuff you dont' use. Old cameras make great knick-knacks.
     
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  8. verbatimium

    verbatimium Mu-43 Veteran

    204
    Jul 17, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario
    Martin
    From my experience, the only thing that looks interesting in that lot is the one lens that is attached to the camera that is on its backside on the right side of picture 2. Seems to have a lot of glass and is most likely some ~50mm with an aperture of F1.4 (or if you are lucky, F1.2 which would be $250-400 but this is a LONG shot). 50mm F1.4s usually go for around $50-60.

    All the other lenses do not particularly look very interesting and are probably ones that are usually posted for ~$20 on Ebay. All of the cameras and accessories are generally worthless. You most likely will get your money back and possibly more by selling each item individually, but especially for the camera bodies, you usually will not get too much per item, and it will be hard to find buyers (you pretty much need to target someone that is looking specifically for that item such as a collector).
     
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  9. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I count 6 SLR bodies, and all probably have 50's attached, There's a Canon lens cap so maybe you have an AE1 too. Two longer lenses and maybe two converters. I think you did fine for your $146 shipped.
     
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  10. beameup

    beameup Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Oct 23, 2013
    Upper right-center of first photo seems to be a Hanimex Praktica SLR (logo on front of pentaprism).
     
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  11. dwig

    dwig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    622
    Jun 26, 2010
    Key West FL
    It looks like only 4 have usable 50s. The Minolta SRT (3rd from left) has some sort of off-brand zoom and the 4th from the left looks like a mid-60's Kowa fixed lens SLR. The SRT has the self time cocked which is always a red flag making it suspicious that the shutter doesn't work. The left-most SLR looks to be a Pentax K1000 or KX with a 50mm f/1.7. I can't identify the black body second from the left. The Canon body does look like and AE-1 with a 50mm f/1.4. The other non-SLR cameras are just "look pretties"; it's almost impossible to get film for any of them.
     
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