Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

More Photographic Crap

Another bumper weekend for photographic stuff - mostly pretty crappy, but probably sellable for more than I paid for it, and one thing I'm going to keep for myself at least for now, a really nice Lensbaby 12mm Fisheye and mount I found in a CEX store on Saturday at about a third of list price. No photos yet because I'm going to have to get an aperture ring set for it (the little Lensbaby system lenses simplify construction by having the mount and lens as separate components, you put a ring in the mount behind the lens) and mail order will take a day or two - it works, but results are poor at full aperture.

I also got an immaculate and still boxed 28mm/2.8 Prakticar lens, unfortunately in Praktica's weird electric bayonet mount but still very useable with the right adapters, what should have been a nice Kyocera 35mm body and 50mm/1.8 lens but has a lot of fungus, a 50mm/2.0 Tessar that is seized solid for some reason (beyond my limited repair capabilities) but still quite nice optically, and another 500mm/8 mirror lens - unfortunately this also has a little fungus, but the results are actually better than I was getting with my old mirror lens, which was pristine. Doesn't say much for my old lens... Also a couple of photographic filters, some cables, some very old camera instruction manuals which I think have collector's value, and four electronic flashes - only one of them works, but I paid £1.50 for the lot and the manuals so I'm not complaining.

I've done better in the past, but I think I'll come out ahead on this stuff so I'm not complaining. And at some point I may actually go out and take a few photos...

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