Topic: Carl Zeiss Jena 50/1.8 Pancolar.
I was doing my regular flea market sweep today and I came upon the same Russian guy who keeps trying to screw people over with broken stuff. Rangefinders with missing RF mirrors, lenses infested with fungus and all that. While asking prices higher than on eBay.
He was pushing me this Praktica PLC3 with a CZJ 50/1.8 Pancolar and I took a look at it. Both had been obviously dropped. The camera was rattling slightly and the self-timer probably had dislocated in the hit.
The lens was pristine. Not a trace of dust/fungus/haze on the lenses. The body, on the other hand, was in very bad shape. Two large-ish dings on the outer cylinder and one on the inner focusing barrel. Focus didn't come closer than about 5 metres because of the dings. Also, the mount part was very shabby.
I haggled it down to about 35
Last edited by Uusilehto (2006-08-13 19:54:30)
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