Post by yashica1943 on Nov 11, 2015 5:39:52 GMT -5
I have just returned from my local car boot sale. Found a clean Olympus OM 10 with a Miranda 28mm lens, manual adapter in a nice clesn ERC. I have replaced the dead batteries and it works fine. I have had three or four OM 10 before and they are a nice camera to use. This one cost £8.
Post by yashica1943 on Nov 18, 2015 5:50:45 GMT -5
The Voigtlander Color-Skoparex 28mm f 2.8 AR has arrived. The seller just described it as a 'Voigtlander lens' but I took a chance on it from the picture on eBay!. It is immaculate, in its own case with a Hoya filter, very happy with it for £31. It is a QBM fit and I have ordered an adaptor for a Canon EOS that I have. I believe that the AR means that it was manufactured by Mamiya?
If you look around ebay there are lots of these odd sales of simple items with ridiculous prices. Is it that the seller has made a mistake or is it some kind of "trick" whatever that might be?
There are theories about this but no sane answers, one says they are codes to send messages, another mistakes, another they just there to make up a number of listings for sales returns, but some are dummy test listings from sellers, or from Ebay themselves.
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2015 10:11:32 GMT -5 by Stephen
Post by yashica1943 on Nov 25, 2015 8:27:39 GMT -5
I have noticed a lot of lenses on ebay that are now described as '49mm Vivitar or 55mm Hoya' because the seller hasn't a clue that the lens and filter are two separate items. look into the picture and you will find a Pentax or Olympus, for example, 50mm hiding behind a filter. Also some older cameras are being called by the name of their shutter or lens only, the lack of research can only benefit the inqisitive collector I suppose. .
Post by yashica1943 on Nov 27, 2015 14:50:18 GMT -5
I have been looking at Rolleiflex SLR's on ebay in the last few days. One seller has put one on at a vastly exorbitant price, not only that but he is showing the camera (Singapore made model) and lens when only the lens is available. One picture is a library picture and in the other, the model name has obviously been picked out in gold or yellow paint. The postage is stated as £10 by courier, Hermes, when it will cost far less than that. One to avoid especially at £65!
Eventually I was looking at three Rolleiflex SL 35's tonight. I bought a nice clean SL 35 with a f 1.8 Planar lens made in Germany. I thought that this model is supposed to be more reliable and better quality than the SL35E and similar made in Singapore? 40 minutes earlier, a SL35E manufactured in Singapore with a scratched baseplate and a dodgy looking rusty screw went for £16 more than I paid for 'mine'. And I see that f1.8 Planars are quite desirable.
Having thought about this, I can only think that buyers have not researched this camera, possibly the black finish camera with the rounded pentaprism cover looks more attractive? And the lack of a hot shoe is probably the most important thing? Or not. Interesting.
Just love those EBay ads We have a good looking Rollei probably an E model “last serviced in 1995” - ah well it was only 20 years ago. A Bessamatic that has been in storage for 35 years “may need a CLA” - no kidding A Spotmatic in perfect working condition except “the shutter is jammed” A “hard to find rare first Japanese version” of a K1000 - that has an assembled in Hong Kong sticker on the body and a made in Taiwan label on the lens And those ads that have cameras with selenium meters “Don’t know how to test the meter” - wonder if they typed the ads in the dark
Perhaps this site should have a weekly competition for the most hilarious or misleading ad.
Post by yashica1943 on Nov 30, 2015 4:31:41 GMT -5
My favourite at the moment is 'Rare USSR rangefinder camera -Kiev 4'
Also those sellers that say. 'Condition' see photograph (s). I'm sorry, but I haven't got X-Ray eyes and I want a written description so that if it doesn't work I can contest it! or (and I really hate this.) 'What you see is what you get!' - Why would you buy anything from this seller!
I'm not a real fan of the seller who asks $25.00 postage when you know damned well its going to arrive in an $8.00 satchel... they must think people are stupid Having said that people still buy so maybe they are....