Thanks, Universal, the company that made these models also made the Mercury 1/2 frame cameras, which you may have seen -- I have some shots up on Flickr taken with my Mercury II CX, where the model II moved from Univex film to the more common 35mm.Cool little camera. Never heard of Univex before. Good luck finding film.....
Goodwill has their own auction site, so most camera items get shipped to a central location where they are photographed and posted for bids. I have, on rare occasion, found stuff in Goodwill stores that was overlooked by staff, but most of the time it's been a pointless visit.Dangggg pretty interesting finds here! The only worthwhile find that I had in Goodwill was a Nikon 50mm f1.8 AIS long nose which seemed fine with little oil on blades. Bought it for $20, came home in anticipation of opening it up and cleaning it only to realize the aperture ring would only go past till f4 or so.
I am fairly certain it was fine in the store, probably something broke on the way home. I opened it up nevertheless and was never able to put it back. Now I have $20 worth of metal and glass parts and screws in Planters Peanuts can.
probably can be done.Send it off to Gnarlydog and he'll adapt it to bayonet onto an m43 camera.
$50 for the K1000 and the C 3? I wouldn't say you paid too much at all -- used K1000 can go for a lot more than that, and the brick looks pristine. That Cintar lens can be adapted to m43 and is actually a pretty impressive lens, sharp and contrasty. There are example shots in the Adapted Lens Showcase forum if you're interested.May have paid too much but couldn't resist. I gave a guy $50 For a Pentax K1000, a Pentax 50 f/2, a Focal (old Kmart brand) 135mm f/2.8 (with NO aperture mechanism!), and Albinar flash, and a nice little case. But the goal was this all original Argus C3 with a 1953 manufacture date. The cool part is the original leather speed case, flash unit, and all of the original paperwork. Argus were made here in Ann Arbor MI. A couple of quick crappy pics:
View attachment 780703Arg1 by telecast, on Flickr
View attachment 780704Arg2 by telecast, on Flickr
Thanks, I'll take a look.$50 for the K1000 and the C 3? I wouldn't say you paid too much at all -- used K1000 can go for a lot more than that, and the brick looks pristine. That Cintar lens can be adapted to m43 and is actually a pretty impressive lens, sharp and contrasty. There are example shots in the Adapted Lens Showcase forum if you're interested.
Hi, I haven't heard of Avigon before, but Kiron (aka Kino) lenses tend to be well made and have a good reputation for image quality.Picked up an Avigon 80-200 f/4.5 Macro for $11. Looks like a typical zoom from the period, glass looks extra clean and no goo inside. Can't find much info on the brand, seems like Makinon and Kiron pop up in a search so I am assuming they're all by the same factory. It appears to be a Minolta mount and came with a Minolta rear cap.
Anyone have any info on the brand, or am I close enough?
Wow. That was a treasure.After repeatedly complaining about the dearth of deals in my new home town's thrift shops, I've been luckier of late, and today there was a large lot of super cheap Soviet-era lenses on the shelf to tempt me.
Helios 44-2 2/58
No worries. I don't know that you set the fire, but I kept looking at images from the Helios 58mm versions and kept looking for an example, and one found me on another site. Should have it next week.Sorry, flipped the front element and lent it to a friend who expressed an interest in playing with modified lenses.